At a time when my Facebook wall was full of people quoting BoJack Horseman or posting different scenes from the show, I felt curious to look into this animated comedy series that so many of my peers could unabashedly relate to.
Until recently, funny jokes have only been a culmination of sexist and casteist tropes that thrive on dehumanisation of the minorities.
Shrimaan Shrimati is making a comeback, titled Shrimaan Shrimati Phir Se. This show tested a concept of couples living as neighbours, where the men hit on each other’s wives.
It is important to reflect on the marketing strategies of so-called feminist films whose aim is to ultimately sell the films themselves.
The advertising world feeds and profits on insecurity, especially that of women, the collateral damage it entails not being accounted for. Not only does it capitalizes on these insecurities, but adds to them by setting unrealistic beauty ideals to which we must conform or at least die trying.
Female friendships in Bollywood movies haven’t been explored as much as male friendships. There is more celebration of female enmity in Indian cinema: women pitted against each other centred on a male, mostly the hero.
Grey's anatomy episode "Silent All These Years" accurately portrays the survivours' trauma and the healing power of women's solidarity.
Engendered analysed 80 print and audiovisual ads from the Diwali blitz period to study them for gender norms and gender stereotypes.
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.
Ghoul is a dystopian thriller that embodies the reaction to the hyper-nationality that can be seen in the India today.