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Women And The Challenging Art of Documentary Filmmaking

Women And The Challenging Art of Documentary Filmmaking

These women have used the art of making documentary films to challenge the normalised and internalised forms of oppression.
#MeToo Exposes The Dark And Ugly Side Of Powerful Men In The Film Industry

#MeToo Exposes The Dark And Ugly Side Of Powerful Men In The Film Industry

The recent accusations against many influential, powerful men involved in the film industry reveals its toxic male-dominated work culture.
8 Ways The Avatar Movie Echoes The Struggles Of The Adivasi Community

8 Ways The Avatar Movie Echoes The Struggles Of The Adivasi Community

The indigenous and the aboriginal population across globe have stressed that they could identify with the fictional fable about the ‘Na’vi’ natives.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
5 South Asian Writers Who Expanded The Boundaries Of Queer Literature

5 South Asian Writers Who Expanded The Boundaries Of Queer Literature

These South Asian writers who greatly contributed to queer literature helped me become further comfortable with my own identity.
Here Are 5 Women-Centred Movies That Are Not Necessarily Feminist

Here Are 5 Women-Centred Movies That Are Not Necessarily Feminist

These 5 women-centred movies merely contain some feminist elements in an attempt to manipulate popular and sometimes nationalistic appeal.
The Time I Take To Report My Rapist Shouldn't Affect My Credibility

The Time I Take To Report My Rapist Shouldn’t Affect My Credibility

If I do decide to come out and talk about my rapist publicly, remember this is not an 8-year-old trauma, but 8 years of trauma.
No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
Why Manto Continues To Be Relevant Today

Why ‘Manto’ Continues To Be Relevant Today

Casteism, communalism, and misogyny continues to haunt our nation which makes one question if we have progressed at all since Manto's time.
Book Review: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

Book Review: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

The Mothers Of Manipur by Teresa Rehman captures the nuances of what went into the nude protest organised by Meira Paibis who sought justice.

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Why Has Social Media Made It 'Cool' To Have Mental Illnesses?

Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

I had concerns about my privacy and my abuser's as we were both queer woman which meant that naming either of us would 'out’ us.