Pop Culture

In this section find critical feminist analysis of pop culture in India and South Asia in the form of stories, images, videos, photos and reviews.

Why Koffee with Karan Needs To Move Beyond Its Supposed Frivolity

Why Koffee with Karan Needs To Move Beyond Its Supposed Frivolity

As the sixth season of Koffee with Karan comes to an end, it leaves behind a trail of misogyny, body-shaming, toxic masculinity, and a new wave of nepotism.
Ariana Grande's 7 Rings: Why Cultural Appropriation Is A Sort Of A Big Deal

Ariana Grande’s Seven Rings: Why Cultural Appropriation Is A Sort Of A Big Deal

There is a clear difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation which artists like Ariana Grande are choosing to ignore.
7 Progressive Women In The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore

7 Progressive Women In ‘The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore’

‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is a television series based on the novels and short stories of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. All of the women created by Tagore have one thing in common – their rejection of the subordinate status of women in Bengali society.
All That Is Good About Sex And The City – Here Are 4 Reasons Why

4 Reasons Why All Is Good About Sex And The City

Fifteen years ago, with its last episode, Sex and the City gave a whole new definition to female solidarity. While the underlying flaws in the series cannot be overlooked, it can also not be denied that the show has been an integral part of the popular culture.
Brown Girls Is Unapologetically Honest About Queer Women Of Colour

Brown Girls Is Unapologetically Honest About Queer Women Of Colour

Brown Girls puts forth the absolute necessity of intersectional female solidarity in faces of distress and otherwise.
Sony TV's Patiala Babes And Its Refreshing Take On Patriarchy

Sony TV’s Patiala Babes And Its Refreshing Take On Patriarchy

With a simple and predictable storyline, Patiala Babes portrays a refreshing, entertaining, and also an impactful take on women bonding with each other to survive patriarchy.
Rewatching Gilmore Girls Woke Me Up To Its Problematic Truths

Rewatching Gilmore Girls Woke Me Up To Its Problematic Truths

I’ve always fondly thought of “Gilmore Girls” as the TV equivalent of comfort food, so waking up to its problematic truths wasn’t what I hoped would happen when I re-watched it.
4 Times The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Was Savagely Feminist

4 Times The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Was Savagely Feminist

These are 4 scenes from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that have been marvelous enough to scream to the whole world, “Yes we are feminists and we are on the path to conquer the world.”
Netflix's Sex Education Is Not Afraid To Talk About Sex

Netflix’s Sex Education Is Not Afraid To Talk About Sex

The Netflix original series Sex Education does not shy away from talking about sex and 'real' teenage problems.
Four Reasons Why Four More Shots Please Missed The Mark

4 Reasons Why Four More Shots Please Misses The Mark

Four More Shots Please was branded as a feminist show celebrating women and their lives. Though it touched upon and talked about society’s usually hushed up topics, it still feeds on the roots of internalised prejudices.

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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.

BJP And Feminism: How Has BJP Been Treating Indian Women?

A party with national prominence such as the BJP totes a venomous religiosity, that has berated the independence and self-reliance of women since the time of its inception.
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.