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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.

Delhi Crime: A Seven Hour Long Advertisement For Delhi Police

Delhi Crime: A Seven Hour Long Advertisement For Delhi Police

Delhi Crime has been garnering largely positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. This will not be one of those reviews.

9 Inclusive Feminist Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Here's a list of feminist podcasts featuring queer women, non-binary folks, trans women and women of colour.
Dirty John Reveals How Society Help Abusers Co-Opt The Victim Narrative

Dirty John Reveals How Society Helps Abusers Co-Opt The Victim Narrative

In Dirty John, he checks all the boxes of an abuser. In his version of the story, however, he is always the victim.

Why Netflix’s Cancellation Of One Day At A Time Is Unacceptable

One Day at a Time was cancelled after three glorious seasons. I, like everyone else on the internet, couldn’t be more annoyed about it.
Azadi! How The Gully Boy Rap Was First A War Cry Against Patriarchy

Azadi! How The Gully Boy Rap Was First A War Cry Against Patriarchy

The chant ‘Azadi’ traces back to a 1991 conference at Jadavpur University where activist Kamla Bhasin first recited her poem titled ‘Azadi’.

Why Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s #MeToo Episode Was Perfect In Its Portrayal

It was incredibly refreshing to see the #MeToo movement portrayed on Brooklyn Nine-Nine with such honesty.
What Happened To The Progressive Tamil Serials We Grew Up With?

What Happened To The Progressive Tamil Serials We Grew Up With?

Tamil serials have started to follow the national trend, leaving behind a progressive trend that heralded its beginning.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj
Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
4 Things That Make One Day At A Time The Progressive Sitcom You Should Not Miss

4 Things That Make One Day At A Time The Progressive Sitcom You Should...

One Day At A Time does not only deal with sensitive issues such as mental health, racism, religion, and challenges faced by the migrants, but is also impressively unapologetic when it comes to gender-related subjects.

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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.