Episode 73 – Challenging Gender Stereotypes – Rajat Mittal

This Friday, 23rd April is World Book Day, we’ve done a few episodes on books earlier, we spoke to Pratha Shetty, author of When I Grow up, book was a part of our engaging kids series and also The Little Prince. This time around Nadir Pop & Peter Pop decided to speak to another author, Rajat Mittal.

Rajat Mittal is an engineer turned creative & author. He has co-authored three books for young women, namely Menstrupedia: Friendly guide to healthy periods, and two editions of She Can You Can: The A-Z Book of Iconic Indian Women. Earlier this year he started a monthly newsletter called Boyish. It discusses how gender stereotypes affect boys in India and telling inspirational stories of Indian men who defied these stereotypes. He is a loving dad to his two-year-old son.

Highlights from the chat are:

  • Rajat’s early years growing up in India.
  • Becoming a part of the team behind Menstrupedia and his experience working on the project
  • Becoming a parent and the launch of Boyish
  • The role of media in perpetuating gender biases
  • The future of Boyish

Stay tuned for more on the topics of books this week.

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Pops in a Pod is parenting podcast produced by first time dads Nadir Kanthawala (content and digital marketing professional) and Peter Kotikalapudi (marketing professional). Nadir has a daughter and Peter has a son. They currently reside in Mumbai, India

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