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Watch These Bollywood Movies About Women In Sports This Weekend!

Here is a list of Bollywood movies that revolve around the male-dominated sports field with a special focus on women in sports.

It Might Or Might Not Surprise You Where You Find Freedom

Leave that toxic relationship, an unfulfilling job or unhealthy dependence. All I promise you is unconditional freedom.

Bollywood Films Through A Postcolonial Feminist Lens

Gender inequality that exists in Bollywood films impact the viewers, promoting inequality and discrimination within society.

Mandi Film Review: A Marketplace Of Empowerment

Mandi changed the way Hindi cinema looks at sex work, the lives of sex workers and how society lead to their marginalization.
A Feminist Reading Of Thor: Ragnarok

A Feminist Reading Of Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok attempts to stand out from the rest of the films in the MCU by better representation of its female characters.
In Photos: 10th Delhi Queer Pride 2017 Among Smog And Haze

In Photos: 10th Delhi Queer Pride 2017 Amidst Smog And Haze

This Delhi Queer Pride was a representation of a milestone ten years of collective struggle to battle all forms of oppression and exclusion.
Ghashiram Kotwal

Ghashiram Kotwal: Interrogating The Rise Of The Shiv Sena

The relevance of Ghashriam Kotwal’s critique of a totalitarian right-wing assumes a significant relevance at this political juncture.

So, Just How Progressive Is AIB?

It would be ideal if women are included in every production of AIB, even when the conversation is not about sexual abuse or female sexuality.
female gaze

Dear Bollywood, When Will You Cater To The Female Gaze?

Women's stories and stories by women are important. We need more female directors in Bollywood, in order to do justice to female gaze.

How Miss Peru 2018 Redefined Beauty Pageants

Indian Beauty Pageants are riddled with stereotypical, patriarchal notions of how a woman should look like which they further perpetuate.

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Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.
Aishwarya Rai

Why Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Get Enough Credit For Being A Domestic Violence Survivor?

We fail to give Aishwarya Rai her rightful credit as one of the first women from Bollywood to identify and oppose violence.

Actresses Aren’t Unintelligent By Virtue Of Being Women Or Their Work

Actresses are often assumed to be unintelligent or incapable of having strong, sensible opinions about important issues.