articles by Anandamayee Singh

Entertainment

Comic Con Delhi 2018: Conversations about superhero universes, artistic communities unite cosplayers and fans

Artists who have written and drawn for comics like Batman and Deadpool discussed the process of creating popular comic book worlds and characters

Entertainment

Pakistani girl band Garam Anday on their irreverent critique of patriarchy, through music

Garam Anday's song and video embody the spirit of angry girl music with its visuals of women taking to task men who lech at and oppress them

India

South Asian Women's Day 2018: Notes from an event that celebrated queer love, diaspora feminists

At the 2018 edition of the South Asian Women's Day, Kamla Bhasin held forth on intersectional feminism, while Vrinda Grover spoke about the legal battles that face the LGBTQ community

Entertainment

Game of Thrones' Night King actor Vladimir Furdik on why he's happy to play the villain in HBO's fantasy epic

Vladimir Furdik worked on stunts in Game of Thrones before taking on the Night King's mantle in the show's sixth season. The actor is now in India for the Delhi Comic Con 2018.

Life

World AIDS Day 2018: A new book speaks of HIV positive sex workers, their fight for agency

Ashok Alexander, the author of the book and founder-director of the organisation Avahan, spent a minimum of four days in the field every week, to understand and build relationships with sex workers

Life

Artist Saner bridges Mexican and Indian culture in his mural for St+art's Lodhi Art District

Saner's mural for St+art depicts two people wearing masks — a tiger mask to denote India's culture, and a jaguar mask, representing Mexican culture

Life

Big Little Book Award winner Nina Sabnani on inclusivity and the role of illustrations in children’s stories

At the third annual Big Little Book Awards, Nina Sabnani won the award for illustrator across all languages.

Life

Kathakar: The eighth edition of the festival brings together vast array of stories from across the world

This year’s Kathakar took featured performances of Polish, Indian, Guyanese, Iranian and Greek legends, as well as old and modern Indian tales.

Life

The Night Shift: A new podcast by The Swaddle explores feminism as it exists in the everyday, away from the jargon and hashtags

Kunal Purohit’s new podcast The Night Shift, in collaboration with The Swaddle, chronicles this very foolhardiness with the stories of four women — taxi driver Nisha, bar dancer Rozy, club bouncer Ranjana and home guard constable Suvarna.

India

How To Grow Fresh Air: Two experts weigh in on how Indians can look within their homes to fight pollution

At a time when everyone is focusing on outdoor pollution, How To Grow Fresh Air seeks to look inward, to ensure that our homes are healthier spaces

India

An innovative literacy programme teaches Indian schoolchildren to consume digital media critically

Research by the Center for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS) has found that economically and socially excluded groups, including women, religious minorities, scheduled castes and tribes make up the smallest proportion of internet usage and media literacy.

Entertainment

Hamid: Exploring grief, fractured lives through the story of an unlikely friendship in Kashmir

Director Aijaz Khan and the cast of Hamid speak about how the film portrays the relationship shared by a young Kashmiri boy and a CRPF jawan

Life

Antariksha Sanchar: Tripping through the cosmos and Tamil culture for India’s first fantasy Bharatnatyam opera

This version of Antariksha Sanchar centers on the dreams of math genius S Ramanujan, and his destiny to fly on a mysterious vimana (flying vehicle) to explore the cosmos.

Life

Queen Victoria, re-examined: In The English Maharani, Miles Taylor looks anew at her legacy, rule in India

Miles Taylor, the author of the The English Maharani, speaks about writing of Queen Victoria as being invested and interested in India and its people

India

#MeToo never set out to be balanced; movement aimed at making us confront biases on sexual violence and consent

#MeToo cannot be balanced because it is finally voicing centuries of sexual violence against people who have been silenced and essentially stripped of their humanity.