Anindita Ghose on her debut novel The Illuminated: 'It is essentially a novel about shifts in perspective'
Anindita Ghose on The Illuminated: 'It is a story about women coming into their own, how they dazzle when they choose to shine together'
This International Women's Day, let's talk about Hindi cinema's gross depiction of gendered housework
Whatever the COVID-19 lockdown memes may have you believe, the burden of housework still falls primarily on women even if they earn as much or more than the men in the house. These Hindi films are testimony to that.
If there is a violation of a fundamental right, the writ jurisdiction of the High Courts and the Supreme Court can be invoked to address that violation and remedy it
Gender in cinema through the lens of costumes: How Rashmi Rocket uses styling to define who's 'seen' as a woman
As far as defining gender through costumes in Hindi cinema is concerned, we have come a long way from Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Rashmi Rocket — but do not pop the champagne yet.
Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools
House Bill 25 will require students who compete in interscholastic competitions to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth
Its new hiring campaign got them a record number of applicants — more than 22,000 — from all 25 member nations and associate members.
At New York's Criminal Queerness Festival plays present brazenly personal stories from countries that restrict LGBTQ rights
The festival runs Tuesday through Saturday outdoors at Lincoln Center and near the United Nations, and is part of Lincoln Center’s Pride programming, which also includes a concert Friday by multi-hyphenate artist Taylor Mac.
Twitter introduces 'Arabic (feminine)' language option for users to support inclusivity on social network
Twitter also published a video showing tweets from female users criticising the absence of such feminine forms on major social networks.
Despite often 'failing' Bechdel test, women-centered duets present dance as a site for gender-informed dialogue
While the test of course suffers from deficits, which have been extensively discussed by many film scholars, can it be used to analyse dance duets as a form of embodied conversation?
The film's strength lies in the fascinating visual detail that fleshes out a rather formulaic script: the view we get once Saudi women go inside and remove the niqab, whether it’s cooking with family at home or dancing at a gender-segregated wedding.
Purity culture focuses on abstinence outside traditional heterosexual marriage and dangers in girls’ and women’s sexuality. In particular, purity culture teaches that girls and women are responsible for boys’ and men’s sexuality and that they may cause boys and men to sin through expressions of their own sexuality.
The Chinese Education Ministry’s plan is in response to a proposal that said that the prevalence of female teachers in kindergartens and elementary schools and the popularity of “pretty boys” in pop culture had made Chinese boys “weak, inferior and timid"
Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists
Therapy modules taught in universities are informed by feminism and are queer-affirmative but they do not actively recognise caste-based pride and shame.
With films like Atomic Blonde, The Old Guard, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, there's a crucial emergence of action woman, highlighting women who take up space, swagger and sometimes wildly crash
The quiet subversiveness of '96: Revisiting 2018 Trisha, Vijay Sethupathi-starrer through the lens of gender
Set in small town Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, ‘96 is the story of Ram and Jaanu, who have studied together since Class 1 and have always been “in love”.
With COVID-19, as more people work from home, constricted spaces means it's the women who are left nomadic
As work from home becomes the norm and many struggle to find a dedicated space for work in their homes, historically, it’s been women who have been the ones left searching for space.
NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies
All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.
When is a woman's grief 'good' enough? Reactions to a celebrity death highlight gendered social expectations
Social media platforms act as sites wherein death, loss, and mourning are increasingly encountered and negotiated. With the online omnipresence of grieving, it becomes a constant challenge for women, especially those bereaved, to perform ‘good grief’.
A 100 years since women attained the right to vote, why is gender equality still a fight?
Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions