Indian sari designer Sharmila Nair’s campaign, 18 Shades of Black, features 18 women draped in beautiful black saris designed by her, talking about the subtle gender discrimination they face in their daily life. The campaign was inspired by last year’s protests in Kerala after the Supreme Court revoked a ban on women of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple. The name of the campaign comes from the fact that there are 18 steps in the Sabarimala shrine, and black because that’s the colour all devotees wear. You can read our story on this here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50232031
"You may not agree with gay sex being legal, but now you are forced to accept that it exists." How has life changed for the LGBTQ community in the one year since India's Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality?
“Every woman has a breast story. The shape and size of your breasts contribute to who you are". Indu Harikumar - @induviduality - has been asking women to share the “personal stories” of their breasts and drawing their experiences. She spoke to @geetapandeybbc about her two-month-old art project and the immense response she has received. Find the link in our stories or visit our site. #identitty#breasts#women#art#instagramart#india#indianwomen
Congratulations to the women of Kathikhera!
Period. End of Sentence. - their story about working in a pad-making factory in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh - has won the Oscar for best documentary short. 👏👏👏 #oscars2019#india#uttarpradesh#indianwomen#women#periods (Photo by Abhishek Madhukar)
Today's Google Doodle celebrates Anglo-Indian Sake Dean Mahomed - he introduced Britain to India's food and its fine art of "champi", a robust style of massage beloved by millions. And on this day in 1794, he became the first Indian writer to publish a book in English, The Travels of Dean Mahomed.
He opened England's first Indian restaurant - Hindostanee Coffee House - in London in 1810. After it closed, he moved to Brighton and started what became a successful business - the first "shampooing" bath, where people would pay for a massage and a steamed bath. #India#googledoodle#angloindian#history
The #Kumbh Mela, billed as the world’s largest gathering of people on earth, will kick off on Tuesday in Allahabad. Organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims to attend the mela this year. #india (Photo credit: The BBC’s Varun Nayar @manymanymonkeys)