Articles by Niharika Mallimadugula
May 19, 2018
Raazi, The Crown: Why is cinema so scared of exploring internal conflicts of female protagonists?The burdens of women's hearts and the parts of them that they’ve had to the reject or renegotiate to be accepted are rarely explored with deserved poignancy in cinema.
Aug 14, 2017
Piggy, a Y-Combinator funded startup that looks to make mutual funds app-easing for IndiansAs the middle class began to look for investment routes, the mutual funds market grew by 40 percent to $300 billion
Apr 29, 2017
Chetan Bhagat, Anvita Bajpai and One Indian Girl: So who's copying whom?Chetan Bhagat may not have produced remarkable literature, but we do owe him, as a nation, as individuals, as trolls, for bringing out the wit and sarcasm we knew not we possessed.
Mar 19, 2017
Jerry Pinto's Murder in Mahim is well-intentioned but story takes a backseat to preachingI found myself asking that question repeatedly as I flipped through Murder in Mahim — Jerry Pinto’s whodunit/mystery novel set in Mumbai.
Dec 11, 2016
The High Priestess Never Marries: Sharanya Manivannan's debut short story collection reviewedFor all its poetic indulgences, The High Priestess Never Marries bySharanya Manivannan is ultimately about finding salvation in oneself. Lovers come and go, but it is you who is a constant, it seems to say.
Dec 08, 2016
Jayalalithaa as a symbol for feminism? Eulogising her in that manner is deeply problematicJayalalitha’s life story may present material to be appropriated into a discourse on exemplary feminism.
Jun 09, 2016
The Stanford rape case reminds us that toxic masculinity still exists in societyWe need a critical look at prejudices in us even if they might offend the sanctity of uber-liberal discourse around us. And this evaluation must occur in everyday life, not just when an incident such as the rape by Brock Turner shakes us