Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and digital rights activist who campaigns actively to educate people about the rights and responsibilities they have in a digital space.
Dear Zindagi is a film of our times about Kaira (Alia Bhatt) leading a life on her own terms and trying to cope with the difficulties that arise due to not conforming to a more traditional gender role, including working a fixed-salaried job, getting married, not expressing opinions before elders and being with a single partner for life.
A friend shared your video on bra shopping with me and he said it was hilarious. I watched it. And then, somewhere in the end, you made a joke on men groping women's breasts in crowded public places.
Image-based sexual abuse, or revenge porn is not just a remote possibility now; reports of it are emerging from across India.
Late afternoon on the 27th of November, it was a beautiful sight in Delhi as hundreds of people marched from Barakhambha Road to Jantar Mantar, covered in rainbow colours, waving signs of freedom and equality, asking for their right to be who they are and choose who they love in the Queer Pride Parade, 2016.
Nina Paley created the unapologetically quirky, irreverent, and unconventionally animated film Sita Sings the Blues after her own divorce from her husband. She saw in the tale of Ramayana, which the film juxtaposes with the story of Nina’s own divorce, “the greatest break-up story ever told.”
Namma Pride: The Karnataka Queer Pride Walk, 2016 in photos.
Bhargavi Davar is a mental health activist in India. She is the founder and a managing trustee of the Bapu Trust and the author of several books including Gendering Mental Health.
Most of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s female characters show a great deal of fortitude at the face of difficulties, yet they are not one-dimensional.
Karan Johar shows that indeed ladka and ladki can be friends, as long as ladki is in mortal danger, ladka has been refused enough times, he understands no means no, and doesn’t have to deal with rejection longer than a few months at a time.