At just 27 years of age, Namita Bal has already assumed the role of India's Junior Fed Cup Captain, which means that she mentors and accompanies India's junior team as they compete against the best players in the world.
Kamala Das (widely known as Madhavikutty) is one of the pioneer, feminist poets who used the confessional mode in creative and different ways. She published her first collection of poems, Summer in Calcutta in 1965.
The book Invisible Women is a highly significant and well researched book that highlights how most of the recorded human history is one big data gap, wherein the lives of men have been taken to represent those of humans overall.
My Happy Family follows the life of a teacher (Manana)probably in her late forties in an extended family who moves out to live in a rented apartment in a neighbouring district preferring solitude to the crowded atmosphere of her cluttered house.
A promising debut, Prajwal Parajuly’s The Gurkha’s Daughter is a collection of 8 short stories. With little purple in the prose, the stories have a beguiling rustic appearance.
Sorry, Guru Dutt, but your representation of a 'virtuous' woman didn’t sound appropriate to me in some of your films.
Paatal Lok represents a range of masculinities going beyond the contemporary romanticized Brahmin hero, shows how masculinities are molded albeit in a North Indian context, and reflects how popular anxieties about masculinity inform fictional character development.
Freedom Fables: Satires and Political Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain translated by Kalyani Dutta is an exceptional work on women rights.
Aamis is not a regular romance or a psychological horror film; it not only defies genres but implants itself in the audience’s memory.
It is safe to say then that Never Have I Ever seen a show so full of hope, smear itself a marginalized visual narrative in washing its hands of being accountable to having pushed-back the very tenants of inclusive, responsible and critical visual storytelling at this turn of the decade.