It is disappointing that in Badhaai Ho, the struggle of a middle-class homemaker who gets pregnant at the age of 52, ends at the second-hand embarrassment of her son, and society at large.
Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar is the definitive feminist classic
I could write a book on the impression Mahanagar left on me as a girl growing up in a feminist household and the life-long influence it has had on my approach to cinema viewing.
Strong evidence shows that females often outperform males in many spheres of science, disproving the myth that they lack the cognitive capacity.
To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught
Many Feminist Atheist Women navigate life and work by keeping our opinions on religion largely to ourselves unless we have the assurance of a safe space.
Pavail Gulati, the male lead in Anubhav Sinha's Thappad, reveals how he played the part despite disagreeing with his character most of the time, and making a career out of playing small roles.
Media's use of imagery in reporting gender-based violence needs to change — and a feminist database has alternatives
Artists who responded to FII's open call for submissions have created imagery that encompasses a number of themes, including representation, empowerment, and solidarity. The emphasis is on images that show women as strong and resilient beings as opposed to stock photos that portray them as hapless victims.
Gwyneth Paltrow describes Shallow Hal as 'disaster': Five times when stars admitted to their films' questionable stance
Gwyneth Paltrow or Saif Ali Khan are not the only celebs who have candidly questioned the messaging of their films or characters.
UN chief Antonio Guterres calls gender inequality 'unacceptable, stupid'; says patriarchy also harms men and boys
For the UN chief, gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls remains an overwhelming injustice across the globe.
Asma Khan on changing perceptions of Indian food, being called a feminist, featuring on Netflix’s Chef’s Table.
Tushar Hiranandani on Bhumi, Taapsee and ageism, Saand Ki Aankh’s Shashi Kapoor connect, misogyny and why he won't do another Masti
Tushar Hiranandani defends his directorial debut Saand Ki Aankh, against allegations of ageism, and his past filmography that includes the Masti franchise.
Kamini Roy was a trailblazer who did not accept any limitations
As a journalist, a writer, a poet or as someone invested in gender issues, if I am invited to speak publicly, there is often a pattern to the sequence of events that unfold. There are aspects of internalised conditioning that I have to work against to publicly be as full and true a version of myself as I want to be.
A sight now across many hallowed screens, the video stages an embroiled conversation between a group of young women, one of whom is known to be Shivani Gupta, and an ‘aunty,’ the obvious and immediate antagonist, from whom an apology is, by any measure, to be extracted.
International Women's Day 2019: #Metoo #Everydaysexism #TimesUp and other feminist hashtags which empowered millions globally
This International Women’s Day calls for us to recognise some of these viral hashtags.
Priyanka Chopra's mother responded to a Twitter user criticising the actress for sporting sindhoor and chooda after her wedding.
Born into a literary family in Meerut, Riaz always played an active role in social and political activities and was hailed by many as a pioneer in feminist literature
MeToo and savarna feminism: Revolutions cannot start with the privileged, feminist future must be equal for all
Mainstream feminism in India aka upper-caste or savarna feminism, as it exists today, is problematic.
The first woman from the Tilwani village [Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district] to pick up the occupation of puncture repairing, and a proud feminist, today everyone in the village calls her Awale ma’am.
Sophie Turner on playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones: Her story is like #MeToo, she fights against oppressors
Like many women who have raised their voices after having suffered sexual abuse for years, Sansa gradually took charge of the situation, says Sophie Turner
Powerful men on Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators are feigning helplessness, wallowing in their privilege
Raya Sarkar’s now-infamous List of Sexual Harassment Accused (the List)—an online list of Indian men in academia accused by women of repeated sexual harassment—has opened up a real feminist moment.