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Madhuri Sastry is the founder of the gender blog Chicks and Balances. She hols two LLMs, from the London School of Economics and New York University. Find Madhuri on Instagram @supportedfish and on Twitter @Chicks_Balances

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Netflix’s Sir: The Indian Audience’s Fascination With The Rich-Man-Loves-Poor-Girl Trope

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With remarkable finesse, Netflix's Sir captures the redundancy of societal constructs such as class barriers and issues of propriety.
Film Review | The Great Indian Kitchen – Serving Patriarchy, Pipping Hot!

Film Review: The Great Indian Kitchen – Serving Patriarchy, Piping Hot!

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The Great Indian Kitchen, starring Nimisha Sajayan and Suraj Venjaramoodu, is a scathing indictment of the patriarchal institution that marriage is in India, even in the 21st century (or perhaps all over the world?).
Enid Blyton: The Problematic Writing Of The Children's Books Author

Enid Blyton: The Problematic Writing Of The Children’s Books Author

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I have come to now see the reflexive prejudice hidden in Enid Blyton's books, the gender politics that is troubling to say the least-where the fathers sit in their studies while the mothers makes sandwiches and look after the children, a world where the tomboy George realises that she will never be as good as a real boy.

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
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