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In this section find critical feminist analysis of pop culture in India and South Asia in the form of stories, images, videos, photos and reviews.

female gaze

Dear Bollywood, When Will You Cater To The Female Gaze?

Women's stories and stories by women are important. We need more female directors in Bollywood, in order to do justice to female gaze.
music

Gender Stereotypes Based On The Music Playlist

Rock music found resonance with me as I found it to be aggressive and it was my means to question the world.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Why I Am Not So Fond Of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Anymore

F.R.I.E.N.D.S is homophobic, sexist, racist, transphobic and a show full of gender stereotypes like any other sitcom.
female friendships

Our Top 5 Favourite Female Friendships In Bollywood

There are various Bollywood 'woman-centric' films, but barely any that celebrate female friendships in all their complexity.
vitamin stree

Vitamin Stree: Fit Is Not A Body Type

Vitamin Stree has undeniably made a conscious decision to make every woman feel valid and strong no matter what they look like.
stand-up

The F-word And Stand-Up Comedy

I am waiting for the day when a feminist stand-up comedian owns up to the tag, and makes money in the process. The laughs will follow.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
Bolna Aunty Aaun Kya

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya: The Mysterious Lure of ‘Cringe-Pop’

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya falls in the category of performances which defies the notions of 'high culture and art' and churns mass appeal.
The Bollywood Diva Song: Madwomen In Bollywood's Attic

The Bollywood Diva Song: Madwomen In Bollywood’s Attic

The Bollywood Diva Song calls out the disparity between male and female actors in terms of their paychecks and roles in Bollywood.
A Woman's Besties

A Review Of AIB’s ‘A Woman’s Besties’

Witness a parody of female and male desire, as well as the nature of the anxiety and internal dialogue that a woman goes through before sex.

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NALSAR

NALSAR University Of Law: Sexism & Casteism Behind A Liberal Facade

NALSAR is one of the top law schools where one witnesses no diversity in student population and minorities are systematically ignored.
Lakshmi

Lakshmi – A Must Watch Short Film On Conjugality And Sexuality

Directed by Sarjun KM, Lakshmi is a radical departure from a monochromatic portrayal of a middle-class woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Hrithik Roshan

Open Letter In Response To The ‘Feminist’ Tweet By Hrithik Roshan

It is hard to give any weight to the words of Hrithik Roshan when he is a part of an industry that churns out content which oozes misogyny.