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Wild Wild Country Review: The Capitalist Wokeology Of Osho

Wild Wild Country Review: The Capitalist Wokeology Of Osho

Wild Wild Country documents the rise and fall of the controversial city of Rajnesshpuram in Oregon, USA in the 1980s.
Post #MeToo: Can We Still Consume The Work Of 'Bad Men'?

Post #MeToo: Can We Still Consume The Work Of ‘Bad Men’?

In light of #MeToo, it is now important to decide if a piece of culture is irredeemably tainted by the involvement of men accused of assault.
The Undue Outrage On AIB’s Take On Raksha bandhan

The Undue Outrage On AIB’s Take On Raksha Bandhan

AIB is often criticised for its feminist ideas and pro-woman stance and when that exists with the condemnation of a tradition.
‘Ghoul’ Review: A Mirror To The Future Of India

‘Ghoul’ Review: A Mirror To The Future Of India

Ghoul is a dystopian thriller that embodies the reaction to the hyper-nationality that can be seen in the India today.
Is It Time For Art To Take Its Responsibility More Seriously?

Is It Time For Art To Take Its Responsibility More Seriously?

Art has a responsibility towards reflecting its time truthfully and for catering to ‘human' consumption, and not solely for the male gaze.
The Subtle Misogyny Of Drake And Why Kiki Probably Doesn't Love Him

The Subtle Misogyny Of Drake And Why Kiki Probably Doesn’t Love Him

Drake is often branded as the nice guy™ of Hip-hop but his lyrics make his embedded misogyny rather evident.
Men Are Not Funny: Privileged Jokes Are Mere Expressions Of Power

The Business Of Humour Is A ‘Man’s Job’ – But They Aren’t Even Funny?

Until recently, funny jokes have only been a culmination of sexist and casteist tropes that thrive on dehumanisation of the minorities.
Lights, Camera, Action: A Review Of Vice India's Series On Pornography

Lights, Camera, Action: A Review Of Vice India’s Series On Pornography

'Lights, Camera, Action' dismantles India's hypocritical and regressive views on pornography and encourages open discussions about sexuality.
Hermione Granger

Ron Weasley Was The Worst Thing To Happen To Hermione Granger

For Hermione to qualify as a friend and as a substantial character, she had to be brilliant, provide the two boys with notes so they didn't fail, look over their homework, save their lives and occasionally take the blame for their rule-breaking.

What’s With Our Obsession With Male Genitalia Representation?

 The ubiquity of male genitalia in art and religion is one such process by which male superiority is normalised.

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Why Has Social Media Made It 'Cool' To Have Mental Illnesses?

Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

I had concerns about my privacy and my abuser's as we were both queer woman which meant that naming either of us would 'out’ us.