articles by Shinie Antony


Sex and the older woman: The female libido doesn't come with an expiry date attached

Thank God they made it official; older women can have sex. A foreign ruling just said so. And closer home, a film almost allowed it.


The changing shape of love: A story about family, space and grief

This, I have come to conclude, is an act of love. There is no hint of reproach, indeed only a harping on how we, my brother and I, should be there for our kids. And that little laugh when she first hears our voice.


Upamanyu Chatterjee: A third follow-up to English, August is certainly overdue

At the just-concluded River Talks literature Festival in Guwahati, author Upamanyu Chatterjee was quizzed about his novel English, August and his writing


Devdutt Pattanaik: Similarities between Greek and Hindu mythology are superficial

Devdutt Pattanaik’s new book, Olympus — an Indian Retelling of the Greek Myths, neatly and with somewhat unpronounceable names, turns the tables on the usual re-tellings, by giving us a beloved foreign mythology in his trademark style


Baar Baar Dekho is reverse sexism at its worst: Katrina is the Barbie whose Ken won’t sit still on their toy sofa

Baar Baar Dekho is the love story of Diya and Diya, perpetuating the myth that a woman who wants it all must meet the man who wants nothing. That there is no such thing as equality; it is either a man’s world or a woman’s. Jai walks away into the sunset holding ladles and a chastity belt, what no woman today wants for herself.


Chetan Bhagat on writing in a female voice, and his new book One Indian Girl

In a chat with Firstpost, Chetan Bhagat talks about writing, his new book One Indian Girl, and Feminism


Nothing good about early menopause, young Indian women must put their health first

According to a new survey by The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), roughly four percent of women in India begin to menopause between the ages of 29 and 34,


When the weather forecast is grey woollens: What the KTLA row tells us

Sexism straddles both ends of the spectrum. Women are either too dressed up or dressed down – seen through a man’s eyes – in a 70-mm Saint vs Slut 24/7 show.


Jisha is being raped over and over again in social media, in small talk, by vested interests

Following the rape and murder of Jisha, the mask has come off. Now the South, like the North before it, has to admit that their men, too, rape.