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Film Review: Unfreedom — Family, Violence And The Male Gaze

Film Review: Unfreedom — Family, Violence And The Male Gaze

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While Unfreedom centres around identity, for the queer characters, it is their identities and their bodies. The male gaze of the film transcends the storyline and caters to the audience abundantly.
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.
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.
Film Review: Aani Maani, An Intimate Story Of Unlucky Identities

Film Review: Aani Maani, An Intimate Story Of Unlucky Identities

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Aani Maani gives a disclaimer in the beginning that it is inspired by true events but is not a documentary. Irshad is aware of the tiny gap between the film and reality.
Binge-able Women-Led Sitcoms If You Are Feeling Low During Quarantine

4 Women-Led Sitcoms To Binge Watch If You Are Feeling Low During Quarantine

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If comfy-cosy, women-led, binge-able sitcoms are your thing, then here is a list you can cater yourself to during Quarantine 2020.
From Catsuits to Captains – The Evolution Of Women In 'Superhero' Films

From Catsuits To Captains – The Evolution Of Women In ‘Superhero’ Films

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The world of superheroes has always been unfair to women, just like ours. For ages, the protagonists have only been men. Women exist completely in their context.
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.
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.

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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.
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.
Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

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The primary problem with such an organisation of gender and sex is that it negates the possibility of other “biologically” gendered identities; even if it is identified, it is mostly identified as an imperfection, a flaw or even a disorder.