Articles by Madhuri Adwani

It Was Like Collapsing into An Embrace

My first meeting with Annu was over a Zoom call at 7 pm on a Thursday. The past few months I had been meeting with women from rural areas and kasbahs who shared with me their stories of being ekal (single).

Ekal in the City: Ep 2 Ekal Parivaar

In the second episode of the series, Madhuri talks to two single women from Uttar Pradesh – Seema, a 27 years old journalist and Shabo, a 28 years old mobiliser and informal worker who tell us how they found a family of ekal in the city.

Ekal in the City: Ep 1 Khuda Hafiz

What does it mean to be a single woman, when it’s not in a metropolis? What are the experiences of being single, without the romanticisation of the urban? What is the nature of singlehood that may not yet be defined, but may be as rich as life itself?

Mann ke Mukhaute, Ep.03: Maine Saaf Kiya Tumhara…

In our third episode of our podcast series Mann Ke Mukhaute, we address Care Work. Care Work is finally being recognised as emotional and physical labour, and its deep connection with gender are being investigated academically and socially. But what do caregivers themselves think of their work?

Gulabi Talkies

Gulabi Talkies, Vaidehi’s story in Kannada, tells the story of a single-screen theatre in a small town shaking up women’s lives like a storm in a tea-cup. Through the character of Lillibai, a midwife turned gatekeeper of the Talkies, the theatre births for women a new understanding and identity, just like a midwife does.

Mann ke Mukhaute, Ep.02: Rahogi Tum Wahi.

As part of our series ‘Mann ke Mukhaute’ exploring mental landscapes from an experiential standpoint, the second episode features Sudha Arora’s story Rahogi Tum Wahi, an account of a woman at the other end of emotional violence.

Mann ke Mukhaute, Ep.01: Adiyal Dukh.

As part of our Public Health issue, we are turning an inward eye to look at our mental experiences, and how they intersect with the health and state systems. Our podcast series Mann Ke Makhaute interweaves fictional stories and experiential voice notes.

Living On Your Own In The Pandemic

As the outside slowly opens up to life after the deadly second wave of the pandemic, the inside is still grappling with absence, loss, death, fear and loneliness.

Kaam Ya Aaraam: Gas Pe Dekh Lena

Kaam ya Aaraam? Is that a gendered question? While the rest of us are watching #TheGreatIndianKitchen, we thought we we will go to a real one.

Skip to content