Articles by The Ladies Finger
Jun 21, 2018
Why Miss India and other beauty pageants anger us, when we're all part of the swimsuit roundEven in the post #MeToo era, we are all fixing our hair for Instagram and waxing our legs, and spending money on beauty at a rate that once only Miss Indias needed to.
Jun 20, 2018
As Lust Stories dominates conversations, how to pretend you've watched the film when you have no intention toHere are a few things you must say when someone talks about Lust Stories.
Jun 19, 2018
Airtel gives in to customer's bigotry against Muslim executive: Service provider's response does not make much senseAirtel’s approach to this series of public complaints is very hard to make much sense of.
May 18, 2018
Karnataka political drama shows that coalition govt is more accountable than 'stable' single-party ruleCommon sense assumptions that single party governments will be more suited to governing effectively are actually very misplaced. While it's most certainly true that there will be expediency in the making of decisions but is that even a good thing?
May 14, 2018
ACJ's response to sexual harassment charges against Sadanand Menon makes 'due process' argument shakyThe Asian College of Journalism's response to the allegations against Sadanand Menon shows it is more concerned about its own reputation than anything else.
May 07, 2018
Mannequin, a new book about models, seamlessly brings together feminist discourse and the fashion industryFashion and feminism have always been considered 'enemies', but Manjima Bhattacharjya's Mannequin shows that a nuanced perspective can emerge from studying the two together
May 03, 2018
Sridevi tribute-themed 'Leddis Night' brings 500 cosplaying women together in BengaluruBangalore was host to a unique kind of evening when The Ladies Finger, presented Leddis Night!, an all-women performance night with a Sridevi tribute theme.
Apr 23, 2018
Beyond The Clouds is 'new and improved' Slumdog Millionaire in terms of depicting India's povertyMajid Majidi's debut Bollywood film Beyond The Clouds locks its women characters away and make India seem like a vibrant cesspool of fetishable poverty.
Mar 01, 2018
Outrage over breastfeeding on magazine cover misplaced, the message is in gaze of model not bared breastThe embarrassment and taboos around breastfeeding are very much a problem to the Savarna Hindu community that all those seemingly "problematic" markers on the cover signify.
Feb 21, 2018
Krishna Sen case: Story of woman who pretended to be a man to swindle wives raises many questionsThe case of Krishna Sen from Nainital — born biologically female, who posed as a man, married two women, and now stands accused of harassing one of them for dowry — throws up interesting questions about gender identity, male privilege and how we perceive them