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Apr 17, 2015

Battling saree ignorance: The #100SareePact can be a great champion for the nine yards

The saree, in the middle class Bengali home I grew up in, was both a necessity and a luxury, both functional and fancy. ##100SareePact #Baluchari #Dhakai #Fashion #Ikat #Indian clothes #Indian Fashion #sarees #Sari

Apr 9, 2015

Marathi film screening diktat: Shobhaa De is right, Shiv Sena is indulging in ‘dadagiri’

Now Shobha De's relationship with Twitter has been sort of tumultuous, with the latter landing her in trouble more often than not. #Marathi films #Marathi films in Mumbai multiplexes #Shiv Sena #Shobha De #Shobha De on Twitter #Twitter

Apr 6, 2015

Chetan Bhagat is right: Don’t waste time ranting about discrimination against dark skinned Indians on FB

the wake of the debate on racism that it stoked in India, Chetan Bhagat wrote a column on The Times of India, urging his readers to not put people in little boxes based on skin colour. #Chetan Bhagat #Fair and lovely #Fairness creams #Giriraj Singh #Skin colour discrimination in India

Mar 30, 2015

#DeclineofTimesNow? Sydney hashtag debacle spells bad news for the ‘people’s channel’

While the rest of the Times Now anchors don't always manage to ratchet up the kind of vitriol Goswami does, the over-all tone of the channel is provocative, loud and meant to disturb. ##ShameOnTimesNow #Arnab Goswami #ShamedInSydney #ThatsJustWrong #Times Now

Mar 27, 2015

Kejriwal is no Modi: In staying mum against Yadav, Bhushan, he’s playing a dangerous game

If their version of events is anything to go by, Yadav and Bhushan are of the opinion that Kejriwal is more aam dictator than aadmi, miffed at anyone who dares to question his decisions. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Prsahant Bhushan #Yogendra Yadav

Mar 24, 2015

Clickbait posing as liberation: Video of ‘Indian girls’ discussing masturbation is exploitative not brave

It doesn't question why male masturbation has been normalised in the discourse on sexuality across the world and even in a largely conservative Indian society, and female masturbation is a taboo. #Female masturbation #InMyOpinion #Sex #Sex Matters #Viral video #Women Masturbation #Women Sexuality

Mar 23, 2015

Thank you Deepika, for not making depression seem like the Madhur Bhandarkar stereotype

Deepika Padukone talking about depression is the first step towards busting Bollywood myths around it. #Bollywood #Deepika #Deepika Padukone #Deepika Padukone depression #Depression in bollywood

Mar 20, 2015

Rise of right wing Sadhvis: The dubious feminism of Prachi, Niranjan Jyoti et al

Let's be honest. VHP's Sadhvi Prachi makes about as much sense as Baba Sehgal songs, Shaktimaan, Govinda's shirts and other such phenomena that defy reason. The latest shot she fired at the world was aimed at Mahatma Gandhi, who she has dubbed a 'British agent'. Gandhi is not the first to have irked Prachi. #BJP #Durga Vahini #Hindutva #HowThisWorks #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti #Sadhvi Prachi #VHP

Mar 18, 2015

90% private firms, govt offices don’t have anti-sexual harassment cells: The hypocrisy of an outraged India

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi confessed that 90 percent of the country's corporate establishments and government offices don't have anti-sexual harassment cells. #anti-sexual harassment laws in India #Indian corporates #Maneka Gandhi #Sexual harassment #Vishakha guidelines #Women in India