articles by Meghna Pant

India

#MeToo: Beyond naming harassers, women must file FIR; taking legal recourse may not be as scary as it seems

Having named their harassers, women must take #Metoo campaign in India to the next level and break the culture of inaction, so that #MeToo does not become as misbegotten as its perpetrators

Life

Journalist Elizabeth Flock explores love and marriage in Mumbai in a compelling new book

Containing vignettes from a decade of reportage, American journalist Elizabeth Flock’s debut book peeks into India’s oldest institution: marriage

India

Kathua rape and murder case: The perversity of labelling the eight-year-old victim as 'the new Nirbhaya'

The 8-year-old victim of rape and murder in Kathua is not the new Nirbhaya, because there should be no Nirbhaya. Let’s never forget that.

India

International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India

International Women's Day: If my daughter is one among three Indian women who is hit by her husband, I will tell her to think twice before getting a divorce. Where will she go?

India

Grihalakshmi magazine cover breaks taboo of public breastfeeding; misplaced public outrage not women's problem

The only way to fight this breastfeeding taboo is to keep doing it in public until it becomes so pervasive and so common that it’s normal.

Entertainment

I am a feminist and I support Aziz Ansari: The true victim of this vexing incident is the #MeToo movement

After the thousands of conversations last year on #MeToo – which made feminism the word of 2017 - this Aziz Ansari incident has thrown into sharp relief the one question we should’ve all been asking: what can be done now?

9 Months

9 Months: Here is why you should not ignore iodine in your diet

In this video, Avantika Kukreti discusses the importance of iodine for healthy brain development in the foetus and young child.

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9 Months: Five nutrients that pregnant women must include in their diet

In this video, mum Avantika Kukreti discusses the five key nutrients that are essential for pregnant mums. Aren’t you curious to know what these five nutrients are, and why you should care about them?

9 Months

9 Months Episode 18: Know what to do and expect in the first year of having a baby — Part 2

What to do and expect in the first year of having a baby, watch author Meghna Pant talk to Dr Rahul Verma about what kind of care babies require

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9 Months Episode 17: Know what to do and expect in the first year of having a baby — Part 1

Watch Dr Velumani of Thyrocare talk about what care mothers should take of themselves.

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9 Months Episode 16: A Guide to the delivery, by doctors — Part 2

In this episode, author Meghna Pant talks to doctors about labour and delivery, and how the thought of delivery and labour pains gives all women nightmares.

9 Months

9 Months Episode 15: A Guide to the delivery, by doctors — Part 1

In this episode, author Meghna Pant talks to doctors, who’ve guided thousands of women through labour, about what a woman can expect during delivery, whether C-section is better than natural delivery and the secret to bearing labour pain.

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9 Months Episode 14: Here's what the doctor has to say about pre and post-natal care — Part 2

Have questions? Watch to get them answered. Here's the second part of what the doctor has to say about pre and post-natal care.

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9 Months Episode 13: Here's what the doctor has to say about pre and post-natal care — Part 1

Have questions? Watch to get them answered. Here's the first part of what the doctor has to say about pre and post-natal care.

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9 Months Episode 12: Find out what you need to look out for in your last trimester

In this episode, watch the doctor discuss medications, weight gain, complications, nutrition, water intake and the prenatal exercises required for expectant mothers in their final trimester. The episode also mentions how parents can prepare the nursery, make the right shopping list for their newborn, and pick the right hospital for delivery.

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9 Months Episode 11: Which hospital is best for your child to be born at?

In this episode, author Meghna Pant talks to Dr. Shantala Vadeyar of Cloudnine Hospitals about which hospital is the best for your child to be born at, and the final part of pregnancy — the third trimester.

Entertainment

Why didn't Mallika Dua defend herself against Akshay Kumar? Because we haven't told her how to

We can take to social media and shout #MeToo all we want, but when it comes to saving ourselves, we simply don’t know how. We, as women, will only be empowered when we change the narrative and talk about #HowTo instead.

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9 Months Episode 10: Find out how to cook healthy and balance those nutrients

In this episode, we use various ingredients, dish up interesting, healthy recipes, and show you how to balance your sugar and salt intake.

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9 Months Episode 9: Why and how much iodine should a pregnant woman consume?

In this episode, we talk about healthy eating habits, tackling cravings, and how to balance iodine in your nutritional intake.

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9 Months Episode 8: How to give in to cravings without compromising on your and your baby's health

Dealing with cravings? In this episode, we show you how to give in without compromising on your and your baby's health. Learn how to cook healthy eating options.