A New Women’s Zine
The Ladies Finger (TLF) is an online women’s magazine delivering fresh and witty perspectives on politics, culture, health, sex, work and everything in between. We are smart, positive and alive to absurdity and adventure. Our work provides vital info and hope to readers everywhere.
We publish a mix of long and short forms, reportage, cultural commentary, personal essays, photo essays, comics, videos, explainers and resources.
Email us with any questions and to submit contributions: fingerzine <at> gmail <dot> com
Nisha Susan is a writer and editor. She has a continuing interest in writing about gender, culture and the points where gender and culture intersect. She won the 2015 Laadli Gender Sensitivity Media Award for her reportage on sexual violence. Time Out included her in its list of Top 10 Activists in India, while Femina included her in its list of India’s 35 Most Influential Women, Under Age 35.
She writes a monthly column for The Hindu Business Line. Previously, she co-managed Yahoo Originals, a section of long-form reporting and immersive storytelling on Yahoo News, the world’s most popular news site. She has been Features Editor at Tehelka magazine, a columnist for Timeout Delhi and The Big Indian Picture, and published fiction with nplus1, Penguin, Zubaan, Out of Print and Pratilipi. Susan was also the founder of the widely acclaimed Pink Chaddi Campaign against right-wing vigilantes, which led to the detention and reviling of Sri Ram Sene leaders. More at nishasusan.com.
Gaurav Jain is a writer and editor. He has been a literary critic, journalist and business consultant. He won the 2012 Mumbai Press Club Red Ink Award for Investigative Journalism for his reportage on the Aarushi Talwar murder case. Previously, he was Literary Editor at Tehelka magazine and co-managed Yahoo Originals, a section of long-form reporting and immersive storytelling on Yahoo News, the world’s most popular news site. More at gauravjain.net.
The journalism published by Nisha and Gaurav has won several awards, including 6 Red Ink Awards from the Mumbai Press Club, 5 Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity, the All India Environmental Journalism Award, 2 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, and the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World Award.
Jugal Mody is an independent content and design consultant. He is the author of Toke, a novel about stoners saving the world from zombies. He currently consults as a narrative strategist with Moonfrog Labs. Previously, he has worked with PHD Media, Tehelka and Filmfare. More at jugalmody.com.
Deepika S is a Bangalore-based journalist. She has previously worked with The Hindu and written for The Caravan.
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let’s start a magazine
to hell with literature
we want something redblooded
lousy with pure
reeking with stark
and fearlessly obscene
but really clean
get what I mean
let’s not spoil it
let’s make it serious
something authentic and delirious
you know something genuine like a mark
in a toilet
graced with guts and gutted
squeeze your nuts and open your face
– e. e. cummings