Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Film Review: Juice, A Cold, Sour Look At Male Entitlement In Our Houses

The short film Juice, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, whose best known work include Masaan and Sacred Games, covers the very common and ‘normal’ scenario of a middle-class house party in an Indian household and highlights one very significantly internalized topic in our lives— gender roles.

Film Review: Unfreedom — Family, Violence And The Male Gaze

While Unfreedom centres around identity, for the queer characters, it is their identities and their bodies. The male gaze of the film transcends the storyline and caters to the audience abundantly.

Eunice De Souza: The Poet Dawning A ‘Necklace Made Of Skulls’

Eunice De Souza writes so intricately about the unspoken circles of understanding which women stand within, together. Her writing is revolting.

In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

At just 27 years of age, Namita Bal has already assumed the role of India's Junior Fed Cup Captain, which means that she mentors and accompanies India's junior team as they compete against the best players in the world.

History

Shareefa Hamid Ali: A Prominent Feminist And Political Figure | #IndianWomenInHistory

In a world, where mainstream media continues to portray an array of stereotypes with regard to Muslim women, Shareefa Hamid Ali stands as an advocate for women’s rights.

Kamala Markandaya: The Face Of Rural India In Post-Independence Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamala Markandaya wrote extensively from a transgressive, feminist lens about people who were stuck at the bottom of the social ladder in modern India: the agricultural community.

Umabai Dabhade – The First Female Maratha Army Chief | #IndianWomenInHistory

Books are written, institutions are named after them, statues are erected all over India. However, this leaves the tales of women warriors like Umabai Dabhade overlooked, often erasing their existence from history.

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