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Saairah Mehta

Hi! I’m a slave of poetry, procrastination and perpetually finding meaning in everything mundane to figure myself and the world around me out.

Breaking The Binary: Answers To Your Questions About The LGBTQIA+ Community

Breaking The Binary: Answers To Your Questions About The LGBTQIA+ Community As we revel in this pride month, we often tend to forget that pride month is more than just a way for big multinational companies to express support towards the LGBTQIA+ community. It is more than a market gimmick rather than showing allyship. Adding …

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The Bloody Debate: Both Sides Of The Period Leave Policy

The Bloody Debate: Both Sides Of The Period Leave Policy We can all agree that periods are a subjective experience in themselves, not all women experience periods alike. Some women have heavy periods, while some women have light periods; others may have periods that last a week and some women have periods that last 3 …

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Vex-Ed About Sex-Ed: An Interview With Mallika and Vartika

Vex-Ed About Sex-Ed: An Interview With Mallika and Vartika Saairah Mehta had the opportunity to interview the co-founders of a sex-ed organization, Vex-Ed, Mallika Bawa, and Vartika. Mallika and Vartika attended school together and have been friends ever since. Mallika studies zoology at St. Xaviers University, Mumbai, and Vartika studies biomedical sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Vex-Ed …

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An Ode To Middle-Class Dreams: ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare’

An Ode To Middle-Class Dreams: ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare’ Long gone are the days when media would use objects such as swans and flowers to represent sexual advances allegorically. Bollywood and mainstream media have always been rather thorny about addressing subject matter relating to women’s needs and fighting against the patriarchal we have …

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