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Review of 'The liberation of Sita': A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Review Of ‘The Liberation Of Sita’: A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Volga's 'The Liberation Of Sita' makes Ramayana relevant in a modern context where women have begun to question established notions of femininity.
Durga Khote: The Bold Lady Of Bollywood’s Yesteryears | #IndianWomenInHistory

Durga Khote: The Bold Lady Of Bollywood’s Yesteryears | #IndianWomenInHistory

Durga Khote made significant contribution to Bollywood for nearly five decades, from the 1930s to the 1980s and broke many barriers in doing so.
Hunger Review: How To Reclaim Your Body From The Clutches Of Patriarchy

Book Review: Hunger – A Memoir Of My Body By Roxane Gay

In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
Padmarajan And His Portrayal Of Real And Self-Compassionate Women

Padmarajan And His Portrayal Of Real And Self-Compassionate Women

Padmarajan through his short stories, novels, and films, portrays the most real, layered, self-compassionate, and brutal women characters.
From Bollywood To The Great Indian Middle Class: Why Is Caste Continued to be Erased

From Bollywood To The Great Indian Middle Class: Why Does Caste Continue To Be...

In Indian cinema, caste continues to be wilfully erased and invisibilised as our society refuses to acknowledge its ugly casteist practices.
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From Terror To Acceptance: My Journey With Stuttering

Not only did I accept my stuttering, I also tried to win it over, making it acceptable for others to stutter too.
The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

'The Colour Purple' emerges out of the experiences of black women and the oppressive realities of the 1900s that continue to be relevant.
Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Film Through The Ages

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Films Through The Ages

Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
When Uppity Women United: A Review of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Review: When Uppity Women United

'She's Beautiful When She's Angry' gives an account of the second wave feminism by portraying its hilarious take on feminist stereotypes.
Wild Wild Country Review: The Capitalist Wokeology Of Osho

Wild Wild Country Review: The Capitalist Wokeology Of Osho

Wild Wild Country documents the rise and fall of the controversial city of Rajnesshpuram in Oregon, USA in the 1980s.

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Presidency University's Pride March Hijacked By Straight 'Allies'

Pride March At Presidency University Hijacked By Straight ‘Allies’

The people who walked the walk, and more so, ‘led’ the ‘Pride’ at Presidency University, were cis-heterosexual able-bodied Savarna faculty.
Reservation In Home States: Why The SC Judgement Is Against The Spirit Of The Constitution

Reservation In Home States: Why The SC Judgement Is Against The Spirit Of The...

The SC judgement delivers another blow to the rights of marginalised groups in the country who might have benefited from reservation.
Review of 'The liberation of Sita': A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Review Of ‘The Liberation Of Sita’: A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Volga's 'The Liberation Of Sita' makes Ramayana relevant in a modern context where women have begun to question established notions of femininity.