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 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.
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.
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' situation is very representative of how women are ‘punished’ for violating these behavioural norms.
'The Colour Purple' emerges out of the experiences of black women and the oppressive realities of the 1900s that continue to be relevant.
Aretha Franklin was perhaps one of the biggest giants of soul music and indeed of American pop music as a whole.
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.
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.
Samir Rishu Mohanty aka Big Deal's “Are You Indian?” talks about racism against Northeast Indians in a very direct tone.