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First up: stop calling womanhood a 'card'.
We have to give our icons permission to fail.
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The F-word is thrown around a lot. Sometimes it is reviled while other times, it is revered. Feminists exists on a range of extreme to mainstream. I have been immersed in feminist research this year a...
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Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s courtroom drama strikes a raw nerve with its subject, but is undone by half-baked writing, sloppy editing, and some terrible acting.
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There is an unsaid oath that has been drilled into the mind of many men -- duty, family, home, duty resounds in their mind so that leaving "home" is never an option. Either you do your duty and stay with your parents or you let them down and "abandon" them. What a burden to bear!
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A few years ago, I remember naively telling a hijab-wearing classmate that the headscarf should not be necessary for women if they're not necessary for men. In those days, I used to think of myself as a "modern", "liberal", "emancipated" feminist. I was like a scavenger, looking for traces of oppression everywhere.
On Tuesday, the producers of the upcoming sex comedy (or "porn-com", as they're advertising it) Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 attempted a PR stunt that backfired on them big time. A front page article on Bombay...
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At the intermission point of Angry Indian Goddesses, I was kinda done with it. So far, about one hour in, all the ‘female buddy film’ — not an entirely accurate description, by the way — had done was...
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Chetan Bhagat, in his recent column "Anatomy of a Liberal", has proven yet again why he is by far the worst thing to have happened to the world of writing. Bhagat presents his myopic view with a deluded sense of self-righteousness that immunises the right wing against any criticism. Essentially, he says: the middle to lower middle classes make the "nationalists", and, therefore, represent "real India", while the liberals are a bunch of tea-in-china-cup elites, their lives devoid of struggle, and are, therefore, clueless about what India needs.
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Like the original, Sita's Diwali will also be celebrated with lamps. And, the lamps of Sita's Diwali will also symbolise the victory of truth over injustice. But it will be a different truth, and a different injustice. And it will be about a whole different victory. The protagonist of Sita's Diwali will, of course, be Sita. Not just because this is her story, but because Sita is the original "India's Daughter". She is one figure in Indian history and mythology whose life singularly encompasses the truth of Indian womanhood in its entirety.
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Parineeti Chopra recently said she supports gender equality and women's empowerment, but she is not a feminist. Her statement left some of us confused. So in order to further elucidate her position, the Chopra camp has issued a list of things Parineeti is not.
Celebrity hair stylist Sapna Bhavnani is known for a lot of things: her quirky sense of style, her wicked tattoos and mostly her don't-mess-with-me attitude. But the exterior one sees betrays no memor...
In India, the perceived "honour" or "dignity" of a woman (that's oddly contingent on what others say or do to her) becomes more important than her safety. And women often jump to defend that "honour" even if it means self-endangerment. What we really need to talk about more in India is that threats or use of physical force to confront street harassment is unsafe, unwise and at times also illegal. In dealing with harassment in any place, safety should be a woman's number one concern. Here are some dos and don'ts.
Like Hilary Clinton's said: "women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights", so let's make sure we recruit more people to strive for equality and appreciate those who already are. In this world where inequality is so prevalent, we should aim to all be feminists together.