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In Conversation With Srilekha Chakraborty: The Founder of #PeriodsPeCharcha

In Conversation With Srilekha Chakraborty: The Curator of #PeriodsPeCharcha

Srilekha Chakraborty discusses her work with us on the #PeriodsPeCharcha campaign, menstrual hygiene in India, the policy loopholes and what still needs to be done.
Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.

Kalank Falls Flat As It Tries To Distract Its Audience With Its Extravagance

Kalank unabashedly glorifies toxic love, co-dependence in the name of marriage, and the male ego.

In Conversation With Tanzila Khan: Author, Disability Rights Activist, And The Founder Of Girlythings

Girlythings, launched by Tanzila Khan, is an application-based start-up, which provides delivery service for products related to women’s menstrual hygiene.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha: She’s Amazing Just The Weigh(t) She Is

Dum Laga Ke Haisha: She’s Amazing Just The Weigh(t) She Is

Sharat Katariya’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha has seriously raised the bar for female representation as well as for thoughtful and sensitive character developments for male leads in Bollywood films.

In Conversation With Adhunika Prakash: The Founder Of Breastfeeding Support For Indian Mothers

Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers founded by Adhunika Prakash and the #FreedomToNurse initiative has gained a lot of attention on the online forums. What is it?
Book Review: Purdah to Piccadilly by Zarina Bhatty

Book Review: Purdah To Piccadilly By Zarina Bhatty

In Purdah to Piccadilly, Zarina Bhatty documents her journey from pre-Partition India to going to London for further studies to pursuing a PhD despite facing family opposition.
12 Powerful Spoken Word Artists You Need To Add to Your Playlist

12 Powerful Spoken Word Artists You Need To Add To Your Playlist

Spoken word poetry builds a powerful platform for artists to speak on various social issues through their own identities. Here's a list of performers every spoken word enthusiast must listen to.
The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of 'Indian Values'

The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of ‘Indian Values’

How has the consumption of Indian television shows changed the Indian viewers – or are the shows merely a reflection of the changing Indian values?

What It Means To Watch A Strong Woman Protagonist On Screen

The obvious lack of a strong women protagonist in most movies adds to the prevailing myth that women need protection and only men can be protectors.

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The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist review of the series finale.

The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist Review Of The Series...

The finale of The Big Bang Theory aired on Friday raises important questions with regard to its women characters and their representation.
What Is Intimate Partner Rape And Does Our Society Foster It?

What Is Intimate Partner Rape And Does Our Society Foster It?

Marital rape or intimate partner rape is deeply pervasive and everyday reality contrary to what Indian men or women typically like to admit.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.