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Karwa Chauth – Why Observe the Fast?

Karwa Chauth – Why Observe the Fast?

Paromita Sengupta  |  Monday, October 25, 2021, 12:45 [IST]
Before I started writing this piece, I decided to find out what Karwa Chauth means to modern Indian women, what shape it has taken in 21st century India. A quick search on the Internet was eye-opening. Karwa Chauth or Karva ...
The Legend of Goddess Durga: Know All About The Divine Feminine

The Legend of Goddess Durga: Know All About The Divine Feminine

Paromita Sengupta  |  Saturday, October 09, 2021, 12:53 [IST]
There are four major denominations of Hinduism - Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism. Vaishanavites are worshippers of Lord Vishnu, one of the Gods of the Hindu triumvirate responsible for the preservation of the universe and balance in the world ...
Afghan Women Fight For Education, Jobs And Representation In New Government

Afghan Women Fight For Education, Jobs And Representation In New Government

Paromita Sengupta  |  Thursday, September 16, 2021, 16:16 [IST]
What new horrors has the Taliban regime unleashed on the people of Afghanistan and how are the commoners there coping? This is the question on the minds of millions of liberal-minded global citizens. During the earlier Taliban rule that ended in ...
Exclusive: Being A Woman In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

Exclusive: Being A Woman In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

Paromita Sengupta  |  Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 00:23 [IST]
"They dragged me out and he started kicking me. He had knee-high boots with steel toes that he wore every night for his little kicking game, and he used them on me. I was screaming and screaming and he kept kicking ...