Instead of showing hijras as characters that carry a story forward, they are mere tools as a butt of all jokes.
From books to music, cinema to advertisements, comedy to games, television series to comics, how does popular media represent women and gender-based violence.
How does popular media like cinema, advertisements represent lesbian, bisexual and trans women in India?
Stalking, victim blaming, hyper-masculinity are some annoying elements which are repeatedly used in Indian cinema as a plot.
The treatment of rape in popular Hindi movies is cold at best, and sometimes bordering on the offensive.
Talvar will make you question the system even more!
The masterstroke of Dil Dhadakne Do is that despite being a subtle commentary on such a plethora of social issues, it is actually a light-hearted entertainer.
While the Bechdel Test is a very important observation, it does not serve as an indication for gender equality in cinema.
Piku is a refreshing movie about a 30-something Bengali architect who balances her personal life whilst taking care of her hypochondriac father.
Bollywood Says is a poster series by Stree, IIT Delhi which aims to showcase how Bollywood reinforces gender stereotypes and a deep patriarchal mindset.