Chandrika is currently working at the Mayo Clinic doing research on health disparities in minority groups. She is always working on being a better feminist and working towards her dream of working in the fields of human rights, health, and policy. She spends the rest of her time sharing memes and thinking about dogs and food.
India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?