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Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

If you want to see what that looks like on screen, you should watch Section 375, a courtroom thriller about sexual assault in the #MeToo era, a film that supposedly presents a “balanced” perspective, but ultimately sides with the accused.
Sorry Dave Chappelle, Your Netflix Special Isn't Funny At All

Sorry Dave Chappelle, Your Stand Up Show Isn’t Funny At All

Dave Chappelle has had a history of making problematic and offensive statements under the guise of “jokes” since he first started, quite like many other male stand-up comedians like him.

In Conversation With Supriya Joshi: The Supaarwoman We Deserve

A stand-up comedian, actor and writer (also an amazing singer, just FYI), Supriya Joshi was one of the finalists of Comicstaan 2, a stand-up comedy competition.
Netflix's Queer Eye Breaks Social Constructs Even Within The Queer Community

Netflix’s Queer Eye Breaks Social Constructs Even Within The Queer Community

Entering in 2018, the Netflix series Queer Eye, has gained significant popularity due to its groundbreaking content which defies historically set conventions of gender identity at large.
HBO's Big Little Lies Review: The Little Big Truths About Women's Lives

HBO’s Big Little Lies Review: The Little Big Truths About Women’s Lives

One abusive man, some more foolish men, strong mothers, cute children, beautiful locales, luxurious cars, great music, fake-toothed Meryl Streep and a big fat lie—these aspects pretty much sum up Big Little Lies on HBO.
Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger, is aimed at comprehending the emotion and experience of anger in women and men; though both the genders feel anger similarly, the way it is received, responded to, and acknowledged, are noticeably distinct.

Rap It Up!—New Rap By Star Nick From MTV Hustle Is A Cringe-Fest

Nikita Sharma, better known as Star Nick, participated in MTV Hustle, a show wherein various talented individuals compete to determine the best rapper amongst them.
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In Conversation With Anju Gupta: IPS Officer Fighting Violence Against Women

How can the state address violence against women? How can you transform cultures and subcultures within an institution? IPS Officer Anju Gupta shares insights from three decades of working in the civil services.
Women's Body, A Battleground— Through The Lens Of Aadai, Uyare And Gameover

Women’s Body In Reel: Through The Lens Of Aadai, Uyare And Gameover

The politics around women’s body have been done to death by men (in real and reel), yet, there seems to be no end to their impositions.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

This playlist is just a personally curated list of songs that I like to listen to on a particularly bad day or just to feel good. I hope you find a song, or better if a song finds you.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.