India’s Regressive Policies on Transgender Rights

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– Samarah Mamaji The transgender rights movement in India has had a rather rocky trajectory.  The 2014  Indian supreme court judgement, the NALSA judgement, that recognised transgender as a third gender for the first time, was a major impetus to the creation of codified rights for the transgender community. The government in 2016 introduced its […]

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TheVibe’s Lockdown Music Roundup

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The nationwide lockdown announced on the 24th of March, 2020, in the face of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak has seen millions of Indians locked away at home for almost two months. This period of stillness has seen amateur cooks turned chefs, fitness enthusiasts in the guise of personal trainers, and millions upon millions of Indians […]

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Once Upon a Sky: An Ode to Life Ft. Paraglider Gurpreet Dhindsa

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Barnali Ray Shukla’s Once Upon A Sky is a touching portrait of Gurpreet Dhindsa from TheVibe Original series Way Back Home, a pioneer of the Indian paragliding community. With over 24 passionate years in the sky, Gurpreet has taken to the podium on many an occasion, wearing the Indian jersey proud, and standing tall as both […]

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Bois Locker Room: A Dialogue With Men

A few weeks ago, news first emerged that a group of elite South-Delhi school students had started an Instagram group sharing illegally posted obscene images of underage girls, most of them their classmates. While the nation remains outraged, there are lessons to be learnt in having hard conversations with our children to stop this trend. Read on.

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Veditum: Meet the Activist who is Documenting India’s Rivers — Siddharth Agarwal

The rivers of India play an important role in the lives of its people. Yet, these rivers face threats unlike any before. One young activist named Siddharth Agarwal is on a mission to document these Indian rivers with his not-for-profit initiative Veditum (meaning ‘to understand’ in Sanskrit) by walking along the banks of these rivers, and this is his story.

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Seasonal Affected Beats: An Experiment in Vulnerability with Tarun Balani

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In the year 2016, an apocalyptic smog engulfed our nation’s capital city. All around, people took to the streets clad in protective masks, while others, too afraid to venture outside, stayed shut in and stared out of their windows at the gloom which had all but smothered the city. Celebrated jazz drummer and composer, Tarun […]

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Delectable Deliveries: Sage, Olio, & Everything in Between with Amal Farooque

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Amal Farooque of Sage & Olio is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and for a lot of us locked away at home, has been a fairy godmother of authentic Korean flavours. Born and bred in Dubai, Amal’s childhood was spent making trips to local farmers markets, and fish and meat markets with her father by her side. […]

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The Bold & the Boulder: In Conversation with Athlete and Wildlife Rescuer Tuhin Satarkar

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India’s top rock climber and bouldering athlete, Tuhin Satarkar has made waves in the athletic community for his unbelievable feats of human endurance. Making headlines for successfully scaling three routes in the treacherous Sahayadri mountain range over a span of four days, Tuhin earned the title of the first Indian to have ever achieved the feat […]

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Aesthetic Kunjamma: Creativity & Collaboration in the Age of Isolation

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A land of many cultures, India is the breeding grounds for creative spirits, who are driven by an intrinsic need to create, and to inspire. Even while the country as a whole is sequestered away into their homes in an attempt to arrest the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, our nation’s creative minds burn with […]

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Chefs Eat Out with Anand Morwani

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As the old adage goes, the road to the heart begins in the stomach, and no one knows that better than the culinary artistes of the world. We get talking with Anand Morwani, head chef and co-founder of Mumbai’s much-beloved microbrewery, Brewbot, for our latest edition of Chefs Eat Out, a digital series that will […]

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