Zoon (she/they) is a pseudonym for the author, who is stuck in the limbo of whether to come out or not to the entire world, including her very inquisitive Google-ing parents. She enjoys writing about all things under the sun, but right now sticks to feminism, queer issues, Islam, and food. She is also fond of the outdoors, art, and reading up on folk cultures.
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?).
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.
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.
Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.