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Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

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While we celebrate the complex gender narrative that runs through a show like Pushpavalli, we need to acknowledge that it fails in demonstrating intersectionality.
Book Review: Geisha Of Gion By Mineko Iwasaki

Book Review: Geisha Of Gion By Mineko Iwasaki

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I highly recommend Geisha of Gion to anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of what being the foremost geiko in the most popular geisha district of Japan was like in the 1970s.
Film Review: Sitara Highlights The Dreams That Will Not Take Flight

Film Review: Sitara Highlights The Dreams That Will Not Take Flight

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Set in the streets of Lahore, Sitara is a story about Pari, a fourteen-year-old girl. Released on Netflix this International Women's Day, the short 15-minute film puts forth the grave issue of child marriage .
Film Review: Yeh Ballet Pushes Us To Work A Little Harder

Film Review: Yeh Ballet Pushes Us To Work A Little Harder For Our Dreams

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Yeh Ballet are films based on the lives of Amiruddin Shah and Manish Chauhan. These two young artists made their way out of the struggling life in Mumbai into the ballet world.
Indian Women Living In The Shade Of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, It’s Time We Kill This Darling!

Indian Women Living In The Shade Of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, It’s Time We...

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In reel or real life, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists because the idea of a woman’s world revolving around a man’s problems hasn’t been entirely banished.
The Medaram Jana Jatara: India's Largest Tribal Festival

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India’s Largest Tribal Festival

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The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
Neha Dhupia: A Fake Feminist Or A Vocal Pro-Choice Activist?

Neha Dhupia: A Fake Feminist Or A Vocal Choice Activist?

Neha Dhupia, speaking her mind out which was contrary to popular belief, led to her and her entire family through unwarranted mistreatment.
Film Review: Ghar Ki Murgi Doesn’t Ruffle Any Feathers This International Women’s Day

Film Review: Ghar Ki Murgi Doesn’t Ruffle Any Feathers This International Women’s Day

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Ghar Ki Murgi has all the tropes of a film about a housewife: a restlessly whistling pressure cooker, a multi-tasking demure housewife, a husband who is busy and demanding, whiny children, and a bustling household.
Sexual Harassment At Workplace: When Kamal Hassan Forced A Kiss On Rekha

Sexual Harassment At Workplace: When Kamal Hassan Forced A Kiss On Rekha

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During the shooting of this movie, Kamal Hassan was 32, and Rekha was 16 years old, respectively. At first glance, this scene may seem tragic yet beautiful until Rekha revealed the dark backstory of this scene.
Book Review: These Hills Called Home: Stories From A War Zone By Temsula Ao

Book Review: These Hills Called Home: Stories From A War Zone By Temsula Ao

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Temsula Ao in These Hills Called Home traces a feminist history of the Naga peoples as they negotiate with their identities and endangered cultural ethos.

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Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.