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4 Things That Make One Day At A Time The Progressive Sitcom You Should Not Miss

4 Things That Make One Day At A Time The Progressive Sitcom You Should...

One Day At A Time does not only deal with sensitive issues such as mental health, racism, religion, and challenges faced by the migrants, but is also impressively unapologetic when it comes to gender-related subjects.
Book Review: Forest of Enchantments By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Book Review: Forest of Enchantments By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Forest of Enchantments is a far cry from the feminist reshaping it is paraded as. While the story is told through the perspective of a woman, it actually caters to male narratives.
Why Koffee with Karan Needs To Move Beyond Its Supposed Frivolity

Why Koffee with Karan Needs To Move Beyond Its Supposed Frivolity

As the sixth season of Koffee with Karan comes to an end, it leaves behind a trail of misogyny, body-shaming, toxic masculinity, and a new wave of nepotism.
Writing From The Margins: Meet 6 Authors Who Are Women of Colour

Writing From The Margins: Meet 6 Authors Who Are Women of Colour

Lack of diversity was and still is a real problem in the literary word. Women, especially Black, Indigenous and other women of colour are still at disadvantage in the literary world.
Captain Marvel: The Female Superhero We Deserve

Captain Marvel: The Female Superhero We Deserve

Captain Marvel, with its first stand-alone female superhero, has been aptly released in cinemas on 8th of March, the day the world celebrates Women’s Day.
'Boy Erased' And 'The Miseducation Of Cameron Post' Show The Horrors Of Gay Conversion Therapy

‘Boy Erased’ And ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’ Show The Horrors Of Gay Conversion...

In a country like India, where Baba Ramdev claims to ‘cure’ people of homosexuality, films like Boy Erased and The Miseducation of Cameron Post could not be more timely and relevant.
Ariana Grande's 7 Rings: Why Cultural Appropriation Is A Sort Of A Big Deal

Ariana Grande’s Seven Rings: Why Cultural Appropriation Is A Sort Of A Big Deal

There is a clear difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation which artists like Ariana Grande are choosing to ignore.
Book Review: 'Mai' Motherhood By Geetangali Shree

Book Review: ‘Mai’ Motherhood By Geetangali Shree

Mai by Geetangali Shree is a feminist novel that speaks to mothers and daughters universally, especially relevant to Indian readers who can relate to the novel on a personal level.
Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

Sexuality And Trauma: How Fear Is Transmitted Across Generations

It had never occurred to me that what I experienced, growing up, was worth counting as trauma. It hadn’t occurred to me when grown men salivated over my twelve-year old, overgrown, ripe body, and made no pains to conceal it.
4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

When I found out that I was not the only victim of intimate partner violence, I realised that my silence was enabling his violence. I decided to start speaking out about it, and I want to share some common responses to highlight why speaking out can be re-traumatising and difficult to a survivor.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj