Articles by The Ladies Finger
Aug 19, 2017
Bareilly Ki Barfi: Bitti's dilemma plays on a familiar film trope — the deceptive love triangleIn Bareilly Ki Barfi too, Girl loves charming Boy A because she mistakenly believes he is loser Boy B (whom she actually fell for)
Aug 15, 2017
Sarahah is a double-edged sword that promotes a cavalier attitude about online abuseSarahah encourages a cavalier attitude about online abuse — if not for you, at least for those around you.
Aug 12, 2017
VIP 2: Kajol returns to Tamil cinema, and holds her own even as Dhanush mansplains awayin VIP 2, Dhanush’s character Raghuvaran takes the mansplaining route and admonishes Kajol’s character Vasundhara.
Aug 05, 2017
World Breastfeeding Week: Obsessing over the benefits of breastfeeding only leads to stressObsessing over the benefits of breastfeeding can make new mothers feel unnecessarily worried or guilty.
Aug 05, 2017
How Baba Ramdev traversed from godman to tycoon explored in a new bookNow a canny businessman, Ramdev was once an impoverished, sickly child who was very much isolated, and, if you can believe it, very obese
Aug 05, 2017
Jab Harry Met Sejal: Imtiaz Ali's film should rightly have been called Jab Sejal Met DudeJab Harry Met Sejal almost belonged to Sejal (Anushka Sharma). Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) is mostly just…there, a consequence more than a character, along for the ride Imtiaz Ali is taking us all on.
Jul 29, 2017
Indu Sarkar: Madhur Bhandarkar uses a plethora of stereotypes; of women, politics and moralityIn Indu Sarkar, Bhandarkar relapses in his addiction for black and white characters. Plus a sepia filter.
Jul 22, 2017
Angela Saini's latest book takes on scientific sexism, gender stereotypes that hide behind 'misguided' factsBritish author Angela Saini's new book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research busts several gender stereotypes that are propagated in the name of science
Jul 20, 2017
SC hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is an important tool for women living in patriarchal worldIn its relentless march towards universal Aadhaar, the government is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that citizens don’t, in fact, have a fundamental right to privacy. While this should scare everyone in the country, women especially should be particularly concerned with the upcoming judgment and what it could potentially mean for us.
Jul 16, 2017
Bigg Boss Tamil: You can cringe, but can't dismiss this show that brings out the voyeur within usBigg Boss Tamil knows that some of us who pretend to do 100 surya namaskars, in truth, enjoy double burgers for breakfast.