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On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

On The Big Sick: Desi Families, Dysfunctionality And Defection

Desi families are not the only ones who deny their children the autonomy of choosing a partner, it is a global phenomenon.

Rituparno Ghosh: Making Us Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

By portraying the things, whose presence we refuse to acknowledge in society, Rituparno Ghosh was unabashed about his opinions and his cinematic vision.
New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

Marathi cinema presently shows modern heroines with empowered ideals, but they somehow fail to break free from patriarchal shackles and understand the oppression of societal norms that they have internalised.
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman And The Refreshing Absence Of The Male Gaze

Wonder Woman is perhaps the most relatable big screen superherione I’ve come across, off-setting years of unidimensional female leads.
A Feminist Reading Of A Death In The Gunj: A Tale Of Toxic Masculinity

A Feminist Reading Of A Death In The Gunj: A Tale Of Toxic Masculinity

A Death In The Gunj, a film by a female director talking about loss and the clutches of masculinity in its most brutal and manipulative form.
Loev: The Indie Gay Romance Film That Everyone's Talking About

Loev: The Indie Gay Romance Film That Everyone’s Talking About

Loev is not a political film – it is simply a love story about an unusual love. But the act of making this film was a political one.
A Feminist Reading Of Wonder Woman

A Feminist Reading Of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, the first superhero film with a female protagonist, was hyped to be a promising film, however, it couldn’t completely fulfil.
Remembering Nutan's Contribution To Indian Cinema

Remembering Nutan’s Contribution To Indian Cinema

Nutan, one of the finest actresses in the history of Indian Cinema, is highly acclaimed for the versatility in her performances.
Disney Ups Its Game: The Six Most Progressive Disney Princesses

Disney Ups Its Game: The 6 Most Progressive Disney Princesses

These progressive Disney princesses have moved away from avatars of old-fashioned, submissive women and are independent, strong and diverse.
Nargis Dutt The Flamboyant Actress Of The Fifties

Remembering Nargis Dutt: The Flamboyant Actress Of The Fifties

From her sassy replies to the media, to portraying unconventional characters in films, Nargis Dutt lived life on her own terms.

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Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
Prithviraj

On Prithviraj’s Statement And The Long History Of Misogyny in Malayalam Cinema

Actor Prithviraj's statement is a small step in rectifying the decades of misogyny perpetuated in Malayalam cinema.