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MAKERS: Women Who Make India

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    Quality Education for Underprivileged Children: Women Who are Leading the Way

    To overcome this challenge, several women entrepreneurs, educators, and philanthropists are making efforts to provide quality education to children from the underprivileged sections of the society, so they get an opportunity towards equal education.

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    10 Foods to Help You Manage Your Period Better

    Eat and drink (no alcohol, ladies) your way to an easy period.

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    MAKERS India Book Club: Maya Angelou's 'Letter to My Daughter'

    Welcome back to the MAKERS India Book Club! Today, we are recommending ‘Letter to My Daughter’ by Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was a writer, poet, and a Civil Rights activist and was recognized for her book ‘I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing’ in 1969. Her book ‘Letter to My Daughter’ is dedicated to the daughter she never had but the many she interacted with and saw around her.

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    Geeta Phogat, India's Champion Wrestler

    Hailing from Haryana's illustrious Phogat family, Geeta Phogat won India's first-ever gold medal in women's wrestling in the 55kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. While all of us enjoyed watching the story of her life on big screen in the film 'Dangal', here's a quick video to remind you her solid national and international achievements.  Also watch: Vinesh Phogat, India's Star Wrestler from the Famous Phogat Family. (Video by Shruti Menon)

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    5 Unmissable Actors Leading the Bengali Film Industry

    The Bengali Film Industry is well known for critically acclaimed, award-winning, and internationally recognized actors, artists, filmmakers, and producers. With commercially successful films that lead with strong female characters, let's take a look at the actors portraying them. Also See: Unmissable Actors from South India

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    We Live in a Capitalist World Where Everything Is Weighed by Money: Tannishtha Chatterjee

    On her birthday, let's take a look at the words of actor Tannishtha Chatterjee. She says, "We live in a capitalist world where everything is weighed by money. The importance of art is very insignificant compared to people’s basic needs for existence and strife for the material. And when we don’t strive, we don’t create."

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    Arundhati Roy Honored with the Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace

    Explaining the reason for choosing Arundhati for the Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace, the selection committee said, “Roy’s literary spirit has been in line with that of the writer Lee Hochul in that she has relentlessly sought peace in the history of India with fierce problem consciousness.”

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    These 5 Sanitary Pad Donation Drives Require Your Attention

    To tackle the lack of access, especially during COVID-19, some NGOs have come together to conduct pad donation drives.

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    Here’s Why You Need to Start Using Menstrual Cups

    Are you doubtful about using cups? Here are some arguments that might help you make up your mind.

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    What Can You Do to Support Marginalized Communities and Advocate for Equal Rights?

    Marginalization is when a group of people are denied access and involvement in mainstream activities that are cultural, economic, social, and political in nature because of their identity which has been systematically oppressed. Oppression and discrimination of marginalized groups run deep, often even resulting in physical violence and persecution. There’s no denying it. And it’s about time we stopped ignoring it. Today, more than ever, it is important to be an ally and advocate for those whose voices are silenced by what’s considered mainstream society. So, what can you do to be an ally? (Video by Urmi Chatterjee) Also see: Violence, Casteism, Patriarchy, and Resistance: Writer Meena Kandasamy Speaks Up

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