Articles by Shubhra Dixit
Jan 26, 2019
Rohit Shetty's Simmba is a throwback to Hindi films' depiction of rape as 'entertainment'Growing up on a diet of Hindi films, it’s hard to have missed the depiction of on-screen sexual violence on women, what it entails and how they should feel following the violation — that is, if they aren’t killed or commit suicide.
Sep 09, 2018
Conversations with 'Urban Naxals': Six podcasts that'll help you spot a member of the species in the wildAre you an Urban Naxal? How many Urban Naxals do you know? Would you be able to spot an Urban Naxal in the wild? Do you even know what an Urban Naxal is?
Sep 08, 2018
Conversations with 'Urban Naxals', Ep#6 Sanjay Rajoura: 'Those who try to get justice for people are branded as Urban Naxals'Sanjay Rajoura is a stand up artist and actor and part of the collective Aisi Taisi Democracy.
Sep 07, 2018
Conversations with 'Urban naxals', Ep#5 Nakul Singh Sawhney: 'It'll be nice of those who coined the term, to tell us what it means'Nakul Singh Sawhney is an independent filmmaker and founder of ChalChitra Abhiyaan, a film and media collective based out of West UP. He is the director of Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai, Izzatnagri Ki Asabhya Betiyan and others.
Sep 06, 2018
Conversations with 'Urban Naxals' Ep #4, TISS student: 'If showing dissent is being an urban naxal, then I might be termed so'In this episode, we talk to Himanshu Saikia, a masters student at the School of Media and Cultural Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
Sep 05, 2018
Conversations with "Urban Naxals" Ep #3, Koel Sen: 'Those making terms like Urban Naxals are ones who are breaking India'Koel Sen is a filmmaker whose mother Shoma Sen was arrested in June for her alleged role in the Bhima Koregaon violence.
Sep 04, 2018
Conversations with "Urban Naxals" Ep#2 Meghnad: 'Everybody who does not agree with Vivek Agnihotri is an Urban Naxal'Meghnad is a public policy professional who runs the YouTube channel Sansad Watch.
Sep 03, 2018
Conversations with "Urban Naxals" Ep #1, Susan Abraham: 'Frankly, I do not know the definition of an Urban Naxal'The first conversation we had was with Susan Abraham who is a lawyer and whose husband Vernon Gonsalves was one of the five arrested on 28 August. This was recorded a day after, on 29 August.
Aug 24, 2018
Administration clueless as tar balls wash up along India’s western coast; experts claim it's a deep, recurring problemEven though Central Board of Pollution Control claims that there has been no oil spill along India's western coast, tar balls are not only more excessive than previous years, they are also bigger in size, with beaches from Southern Gujarat, Daman and now even Mumbai’s coastline being covered with waxy formations lending the air a distinctly oily smell
Jul 27, 2018
Rethinking pornography: Cyber Sexy author Richa Kaul Padte makes the case for decriminalising porn in IndiaAuthor Richa Kaul Padte talks about her book Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography and makes a case for decriminalising porn in India.