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    Sport Appeal, Not Sex Appeal: Insanely Sexist Memes We Still Can’t Get Over

    Misogyny is so deeply ingrained that many men cannot praise women for their achievements unless they simultaneously also degrade another woman in the process.

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    Ananya Birla: Making Sound Waves The ‘Hindustani Way

    A global pop sensation. A mental health advocate. An entrepreneur. And presently, the one who is making billions of Indians cheer for the national contingent with the Hindustani Way. Meet Ananya Birla, the first homegrown artist to go Platinum with an English track. From Meant To Be and Livin’ The Life to her lockdown hit single Let There Be Love and Hindustani Way, the official cheer song for the Tokyo Games, Ananya Birla’s quick climb up the charts is testimony to her commitment to her music.

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    Preity Zinta: If Women Want To Be Treated Equally, They Can't Just Ask For Sops And Whine About Not Being Treated Equally

    Today’s thought of the day is from actor and businesswoman Preity Zinta. She says, “people will always have an opinion, but you have to live life the way you want to. It's very easy to tell others what to do, but difficult to implement it on yourself.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)

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    Kalpana Datta: The Firebrand Revolutionary

    Born in Sripur in 1913, a village in Chittagong district of erstwhile Bengal Province, Kalpana Datta was 18 when she joined the Chittagong revolutionaries and was sentenced to life for seditious acts in 1933. She's one of the foremost women revolutionaries in India who shook the British Raj. Datta is remembered for her efforts to liberate India from the shackles of British colonists and for the upliftment of the downtrodden. Watch the video to learn about her story of resilience, strength and pa

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    ‘Mathru Kavacham’: All You Need To Know About Kerala’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program For Pregnant Women

    To keep pregnant women safe from the pandemic, the Kerala government has launched a dedicated vaccination program called “Mathru Kavacham”. Started mid of July, this campaign helps pregnant women to receive COVID vaccine at any time during their pregnancy. Watch the video to know more. (Script and video edited by Apurva P)

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    Oksana Chusovitina: I Am One Of The Pioneers To Let Every Woman Know That You Can Be A Wife, A Mother, And An Olympic Medalist

    In today’s thought of the day, we bring to you the words by the eight-time Olympic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina. The legendary gymnast from Uzbekistan received an emotional farewell at the Tokyo Games 2020. During the occasion, she said “I'm 46 years old! Nothing's going to change.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)

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    Haryana’s Ace Wrestler Guns For A Tokyo Games Win In Wrestling

    Ace wrestler Anshu Malik, who belongs to Haryana’s Jind district, beat Shokhida Akhmedova of Uzbekistan in the semi-finals of the Asian Olympic qualifiers to secure a berth in the Tokyo Games. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Geetika Sachdev; Video produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)

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    A Queen On And Off The Court: Top Five Sania Mirza Moments

    Marking her fourth Olympic campaign, tennis star Sania Mirza is slated to participate in the Tokyo Games this year.. Partnering with Ankita Raina, hopes are pinned on the veteran player who is establishing her comeback after a “baby break”. Even off court, she has earned the tag of a ‘badass’ who takes no prisoners. Watch the video to revisit some of her renegade moments. (Script by Sherina Poyyail; Produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

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    Meet Pranati Nayak, The Only Indian Gymnast To Qualify For Tokyo Games

    Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak secured a berth in the Tokyo Games, after bagging a bronze medal at the 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Geetika Sachdev; Video produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)

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    How These Influencers Are Owning Their Sari Swag

    Relegated to the box of occasion wear, the sari it seemed lost much of its relevance to the dynamic and easy-to-wear clothes. Meet these social media influencers who are shaking that bias and making the sari cool on and off the ’Gram.

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