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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.
Has Elitism Won The Race In Indian Entertainment?

Has Elitism Won The Race In Indian Entertainment?

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While Made in Heaven made the mark of cinematically bringing alive elitism that humanizes their affluent characters’ life choices and consequences, Four More Shots Please! misses the point while standardizing liberation to a one size fits all.
Why You Should Watch The Lighthearted Crime Drama Series 'Hundred'

Why You Should Watch The Lighthearted Crime Drama Series ‘Hundred’

Hundred does a very good job at portraying the difficulties faced by women in police department, especially when they are at a significant designation.
Student film Four and Plagiarism

Abhishek Rai’s ‘Four’ Vs Priyanka Banerjee’s ‘Devi’: Plagiarism Row

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The Devi Plagiarism row about independent film-maker Abhishek Rai's ‘Four’, highlights the need to question celebrity feminism.
The Problems With The Criticisms Of Four More Shots Please!

The Problems With The Criticisms Of Four More Shots Please!

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For Four More Shots Please!, the criticisms seem more of a grudge venting-out mechanism as the series doesn’t checklist the boxes of conventional notions of femininity as prescribed by society.
Microaggressions As Memes: A Digitised World Of Misogyny

Microaggressions As Memes: A Digitised World Of Misogyny

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For combating micro and macro-aggressions, it would be useful to relate individual memes to possible meme complexes and also associate issues that perpetrators suffer from or have imbibed such as internalized misogyny.
4 More Shots Please! S2: Of Caste Blindness & 'First World' Problems

4 More Shots Please! S2: Of Caste Blindness & ‘First World’ Problems

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To say that 4 More Shots Please! does a good job of talking about the struggles of urban women is equivalent to saying that the Student of the Year franchise is an accurate representation of the Indian educational system.
Finding Falguni Pathak, The Queer Icon We Didn't Know We Needed

Finding Falguni Pathak, The Queer Icon We Didn’t Know We Needed

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With her floppy boy-cut, boxy jackets and virtuous high pitch, Falguni Pathak was the queer icon we didn’t know we needed.
5 Dalit Artists Challenging Casteism Through Music, Films And Literature

5 Dalit Artists Challenging Casteism Through Music, Films And Literature

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Listen, watch and read Dalit artists and their art, and actively engage with their work. This is their journey against caste-based oppression, which is only one of the many they deal with.
Songs Of Ditty: Musical Environmentalism By Aditi Veena

Songs Of Ditty: Musical Environmentalism By Aditi Veena

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Aditi Veena aka Ditty is a unique voice in India’s music sphere. Her performances are influenced by issues like climate change and gender inequality.

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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.