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 I Stopped Watching Reality Shows: TV Anchors And Casual Sexism

Why I Stopped Watching Reality Shows: TV Anchors And Casual Sexism

After growing up, I basically ended up despising almost all of the reality shows, not because of the contestants, but because of the insensitive 'jokes' of the anchors, which never made any sense to me.
Gully Bai: The Asli Labour Class And Casteism

Gully Bai: The Asli Labour Class And Casteism

Nothing said in this article is intended to imply that the creators of Gully Bai deliberately want to perpetuate classism and casteism. I only intend to call for sensitivity when representing marginalised groups. Hire people from diverse backgrounds, hire people from lower castes, get their opinions on your ideas before making and releasing these videos.
Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

With four very different females in the lead roles, Four More Shots Please tries to provide a glimpse into the life of a modern, urban, upper class, upper caste, privileged woman in India.
20 Indian Songs That Are A Must For Your Feminist Playlist

20 Indian Songs That Are A Must For Your Feminist Playlist

These are 20 Indian songs you need to listen to which will empower you and make you feel happy about being a woman.
Hotstar, Can We Face The Problem Instead Of Taking Down Episodes?

Hotstar, Can We Face The Problem Instead Of Taking Down Episodes?

Instead of apologising and assuming accountability for letting this episode be what it was, Hotstar, by choosing to distance itself announced its entry into the boys club!
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.
The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar's 'Brew-mance'

The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar’s ‘Brew-mance’

The 12th episode of Koffee with Karan shows how toxic masculinity, privileged talk, misogyny, sexism, and ignorance is highly normalised in India and Hardik Pandya has become the epitome of it.
Why I Filed A Complaint Against Khichdi And Its Gross Objectification Of Women

Why I Filed A Complaint Against Khichdi And Its Gross Objectification Of Women

Khichdi made me realise that what is often dismissed as humor is sheer misogyny propagated by insensitive mindsets like those who were behind making such shows.
Why Tumblr's Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

Why Tumblr’s Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

On the 17th of December 2018, Tumblr’s community guidelines were altered and it was stated that they wish to “change their relationship” with adult content posted on the website.
Mrs. Maisel: Just As Marvellous As Before

Mrs. Maisel: Just As Marvellous As Before

Mrs. Maisel is one of the few women who refused to give in to conditioning.This is not to say that she is perfect: she is far from it. And that is what makes the show perfect.

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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.