Yami Gautam: The Fair Face Of A Dark Narrative

Yami Gautam: The Fair Face Of A Dark Narrative

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Yami Gautam is the poster child of fairness creams in India. Nikita, played by a tanned Bhumi Pednekar is a dark-skinned woman and Pari plays the societal binary. While representing the character, she took upon herself the burden to justify her role as the face of the highest-selling fairness cream brand.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Her Feminist Activism Through Storytelling

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Her Feminist Activism Through Storytelling

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is also a great story teller, one of a kind in her time. Her stories take you to the place where they are set up and make you feel the way the characters feel.
Vogue US Celebrated Diversity By Centring White Women

Vogue US Celebrated Diversity By Centring White Women

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This issue of Vogue US did give a nod to some international talent not usually in the American limelight. But the imagery of the cover is typical for an industry that consistently brands Eurocentric beauty standards.
The Christchurch Mosque 'Shootings': Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

The Christchurch Mosque ‘Shootings’: Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

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What the Christchurch mosque 'shootings' tell us about the media's racialised rhetoric surrounding terrorism and the ways in which it contributes to racism, Islamophobia and white hegemony.
Serena Williams Vs Carlos Ramos: Why Are Emotions So Gendered?

Serena Williams Vs Carlos Ramos: Why Are Emotions So Gendered?

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Serena Williams' situation is very representative of how women are ‘punished’ for violating these behavioural norms.
The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

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'The Colour Purple' emerges out of the experiences of black women and the oppressive realities of the 1900s that continue to be relevant.
Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Voice Of Black America

Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Voice Of Black America

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Aretha Franklin was perhaps one of the biggest giants of soul music and indeed of American pop music as a whole.

The Confessions Of An Indian Queer ‘Chinki’

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I want queer Chinki people to reclaim their sexual selves and embrace the potential of queer love even if it is in a place where so many of us grew up hating ourselves.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou's Quest To Truth And Power

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou’s Quest To Truth And Power

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In 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings', Maya Angelou recounts her traumatic childhood of growing up as a black woman in a white community.
Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

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Samir Rishu Mohanty aka Big Deal's “Are You Indian?” talks about racism against Northeast Indians in a very direct tone.

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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.