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In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

In Conversation With Namita Bal: India’s Junior Fed Cup Coach

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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.
The Politics Of Sexuality & Language In Summer In Calcutta By Kamala Das

The Politics Of Sexuality & Language In Summer In Calcutta By Kamala Das

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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.
Book Review: Invisible Women By Caroline Criado Perez

Book Review: Invisible Women By Caroline Criado Perez

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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.
Film Review: My Happy Family Explores Women's Agency To Choose Freedom

Film Review: My Happy Family Explores Women’s Agency To Choose Freedom

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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.
Book Review: The Gurkha’s Daughter By Prajwal Parajuly

Book Review: The Gurkha’s Daughter By Prajwal Parajuly

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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.
A Confession Of Corrections To Guru Dutt

A Confession Of Corrections To Guru Dutt

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Sorry, Guru Dutt, but your representation of a 'virtuous' woman didn’t sound appropriate to me in some of your films.
Paatal Lok: A Gripping Study Into Masculinities In North India

Paatal Lok: A Gripping Study Into Masculinities In North India

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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.
Book Review: Freedom Fables By Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Book Review: Freedom Fables By Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

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Freedom Fables: Satires and Political Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain translated by Kalyani Dutta is an exceptional work on women rights.
Film Review: Bhaskar Hazarika's Aamis Is A Dish Of Forbidden Love

Film Review: Bhaskar Hazarika’s Aamis Is A Dish Of Forbidden Love

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Aamis is not a regular romance or a psychological horror film; it not only defies genres but implants itself in the audience’s memory.
Netflix's Never Have I Ever & Its Savarna Storytelling Is Irresponsible & Ignorant

Netflix’s Never Have I Ever & Its Savarna Storytelling Is Irresponsible & Ignorant

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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.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.