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Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Woman who dissent never die. Their pride and principles stay alive to remind us to discover our own and Woman at Point Zero is one such echo.
Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

7 Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

Here, is a list of such books, greatly admired, all because they pull us up in life, and make us more aware, less arrogant, fostering our growth and teaching us something about being nice; all this while supporting us when we needed them, just like positive friendships.
Laxmmi Bomb: When Bollywood Tries Too Hard (And Fails) To Be ‘Woke’

Laxmmi Bomb: When Bollywood Tries Too Hard (And Fails) To Be ‘Woke’

Laxmmi Bomb is categorised as a comedy-horror and according to early promotions is supposed to be a movie about a transgender ghost which takes possession of Kumar’s character.
A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

This playlist is just a personally curated list of songs that I like to listen to on a particularly bad day or just to feel good. I hope you find a song, or better if a song finds you.
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Book Review: Magical Women – An Anthology Of Indian Women-Written Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Published by Hachette India in 2019, the Magical Women anthology brings together 14 stories by well known contemporary Indian women writers, each drawing from the women that already exist in our Indian mythology and folklore, but also adding their own eccentric touch to it.
In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

World-renowned scientist and biodiversity expert Dr Vandana Shiva shares invaluable wisdom on the overlaps between indigenous and scientific knowledge, and how both can shape national and global policy.
Netflix's Unbelievable Is A Cop Show That Highlights The Victim's Perspective

Netflix’s Unbelievable Highlights The Victim’s Perspective

In general, I'm a sucker for detective shows and films, however, Unbelievable, in particular, was not only a well-made cop show, but also presented an important perspective of a rape case. The victim’s perspective.
Kumbalangi Nights And The Progressive Turn In Malayalam Cinema

Kumbalangi Nights And The Progressive Turn In Malayalam Cinema

A case in point is the recent film, Kumbalangi Nights. What, on the surface level, is a simple story using the age-old trope of women as foil for reforming men, simmers with the possibilities of a radically new imagination of the Malayali family.
Kangana Ranaut: Advertising Partisan Politics And Masculine Nationalism

Kangana Ranaut: Advertising Partisan Politics And Masculine Nationalism

Amongst her important criticism of Bollywood culture, one could detect traces of Hindu nationalist jargon. Kangana Ranaut became self-righteous. She propped herself up by putting others down without evidence. Ironically, within a year, she began to resemble her oppressor: patriarchy.
An Ode To The Brilliant Fleabag And The Feminist Guilt It Explores

An Ode To The Brilliant Fleabag And The Feminist Guilt It Explores

What Fleabag does is, that it sees that community and it tries to give it something of a cathartic feminist comedy.

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Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.