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Mangala Bayi: A True Matriarch Among The Women Artists Of Travancore |#IndianWomenInHistory

Mangala Bayi: A True Matriarch Among The Women Artists Of Travancore | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Amidst the fame of the Varma brothers, Mangala Bayi - their sister, a woman artist, was destined to live a life fettered by the stringent social norms.
Revisiting Ramayana And Its Relevance Through A Feminist Lens

Revisiting Ramayana And Its Relevance Through A Feminist Lens

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In a post-enlightenment world flooded with the ideas of gender equality, rationality and justice, the re-telecast of Ramayana with these events raises significant and harsh question on the design of Indian society.
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.
How Can Bollywood Handle Complaints Of Sexual Harassment More Effectively?

How Can Bollywood Handle Complaints Of Sexual Harassment More Effectively?

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The stories surfacing under the #MeToo movement are testimony to the fact that sexual harassment has been prevalent but concealed behind the silver screen’s curtain.

Genda Phool: Misogyny In Songs Continue Despite #MeToo Along With Plagiarism

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All of them have a certain degree of sexism and misogyny reflected in their lyrics and portrayed in their videos. Badshah’s (or is it?) Genda Phool is no exception.
Book Review: The Dark Road By Ma Jian

Book Review: The Dark Road By Ma Jian

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The Dark Road is neither set in dystopia nor can we put it down and go on with our lives with an offhanded acknowledgment of the “plight of women” in China.
Book Review: Baluta By Daya Pawar

Book Review: Baluta By Daya Pawar

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Baluta, a book written by famous Dalit Maharashtran poet and writer Daya Pawar, is one of the first Dalit autobiographies in India.
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.
Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

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While we celebrate the complex gender narrative that runs through a show like Pushpavalli, we need to acknowledge that it fails in demonstrating intersectionality.
Book Review: Geisha Of Gion By Mineko Iwasaki

Book Review: Geisha Of Gion By Mineko Iwasaki

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I highly recommend Geisha of Gion to anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of what being the foremost geiko in the most popular geisha district of Japan was like in the 1970s.

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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.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
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.