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Feb 18, 2018
Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz surpasses 'broken boy healed by happy woman' trope with Geetanjali Thapa's actIn Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz, Archana is meant to be a symbol of female resilience and vigour, and Alfaaz a testament to the extreme fragility of masculinity
Feb 10, 2018
Padman: A unique, essential film that doesn't over-glorify Akshay Kumar's male saviour statusOnce you get past the irritation of Akshay Kumar Good Boy status, there’s not much you'll find objectionable about Padman, because Muruganantham’s is a truly unique story.
Jan 19, 2018
In Small Acts of Freedom, Gurmehar Kaur poignantly weaves together stories of her family, identityIn her book, Gurmehar Kaur presents small, intimate stories of her father, which make accusations of “anti-nationalism” seem hollow | #FirstCulture
Jan 17, 2018
Rima Kallingal, Ekta Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin's recent speeches reflect challenges faced by women in film industryEkta kappor, Kalki Koechlin and Rima Kallingal manage to provide a really comprehensive view of the different kinds of challenges different women face at different levels in the film industry.
Dec 21, 2017
Parvathy harassed for comments on Mammootty's Kasaba: Another example of how misogynistic show business isIt's appalling that Parvathy's statement on Kasaba, which can only be described as — “I watched a sexist movie recently”, has become an invitation to be brutally harassed and trolled.
Nov 30, 2017
Kirron Kher's advice on women's safety is a throwback to every well-meaning, imposing auntie you've ever hadIf you have an aunty like Kirron Kher, you’d spend a lot of time explaining to her that her well-meaning, genuinely heartfelt pleas to “take care” just add to the anxiety you face as you wade through a world full of men who you’re expected to see as dangerous
Nov 18, 2017
Satara's women co-own the homes they live in: Why this is significant in Indian contextThe Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal has been pushing for women in primarily agrarian Satara to be named in the title deeds of the homes and properties they live on
Nov 17, 2017
Hardik Patel 'sex CD' row shows the double standards to which male and female celebrities are heldThe world didn't end for Kareena Kapoor, Andrea Jeremiah or Kim Kardashian when intimate videos became public. Neither does it end for Hardik Patel. The difference is that Patel doesn’t even have to pretend like something catastrophic has happened to him to gather public sympathy.
Nov 16, 2017
Padmavati: An open letter from Shurpanakha to the Karni Sena and men sharpening knives everywhereKarni Sena brothers, I give you one of those strange English sayings: Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Why not meditate on that?
Nov 12, 2017
How Nancy Friday helped generations of Indian women to acknowledge their sexual desiresNancy Friday normalised the idea of women having sexual desires and liking it, something society in the ‘70s was completely unprepared for