Articles by Vishnupriya Bhandaram
Jan 16, 2018
Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct allegation: We need to urgently talk about sex and consentIf there’s anything the Aziz Ansari story highlights, it is how loudly we must have the conversation about consent | #FirstCulture
Nov 03, 2017
The Deuce: HBO's excellent new series shows sex sells and everybody’s buyinMeandering along the black, white and grey lines of sex, money and corruption, The Deuce triumphs through Maggie Gyllenhaal’s exquisite performance | HBO
Oct 27, 2017
Raya Sarkar's list of academic 'predators' is the disruptor we needed in sexual harassment discourseRaya Sarkar's list has highlighted that infighting and talking about which feminism is the better feminism serves little to no purpose.
Sep 13, 2017
Kangana Ranaut's 'Bollywood Diva' video with AIB calls out sexism — and the 'wokebro'The wokebro wants to be an ally, but he is only an enlightened sexist — as demonstrated by Kangana Ranaut and AIB in 'The Bollywood Diva Song'
Sep 04, 2017
Arjun Reddy: How Vijay Devarakonda's film is a nod to toxic masculinityStripped off the cinematography, style and treatment, Arjun Reddy isn’t that revolutionary after all, it is still a nod to the male ego.
Apr 30, 2017
My politically charged lipstickNotes from a lipstick loving feminist's diary
Apr 09, 2017
Luxembourg: Beneath the veneer of money is an old city longing to tell you its storyBeneath Luxembourg's reputation as a financial/business hub, is an old city longing to tell you its story.
Apr 08, 2017
Kaatru Veliyidai, and the problem of glorifying abuse as an intense, eternal romanceIn the opening sequence of Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai, VC (Karthi) is locked in a prison in Pakistan, pining for his lover, Leela (Aditi Rao Hydari).
Mar 25, 2017
Dakhani poetry: Activity abound, expression in declineGautam Pemmaraju, Mumbai-based filmmaker, originally from Hyderabad, set out to document Dakhani humour and satire through its decades-old culture of performance poetry.
Mar 19, 2017
Be a better ally, resist the temptation to fall into the traps of 'enlightened sexism'The feminist movement is divided — like any other movement. Factions emerge in every movement, adopting a particular framework as the most beneficial.