Shradha has worked with organizations on national environmental policies, waste management and sanitation in Tamil Nadu, zero waste and climate action in Kerala. She has also worked for the Climate Justice program at Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and was the founding member of Women in Conservation and Climate Action Network (WICCAN). Currently she continues to be a campaigner with the Sustainable Menstruation Kerala Collective; who tends to brood with a book on her couch when not at any of the above.
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?