Writer, Photographer, Story Teller. Social Media Consultant. Feminist Scholar
Founder, Samyukta Media, Social Media and Digital Communication Consultant for NGOs. Writer, photographer, story teller, feminist scholar. Blogging since 2005 breaking the wall between private and public. Awarded TED Fellowship for my blogs and related community leadership.
<em>The Caravan</em> actually didn't have a woman on any of their covers ever. And don't presume that most covers had issue-based images. No, they mostly featured a personality. A male personality. Associate editor Supriya Nair makes a sad attempt at saving Caravan's face and renders a terrible apology for this gap... to say that in five years you couldn't find one woman figure worthy of the cover page, well that is just a dumb lie.
Modern Indian women's aspirations are not to shed traditional gender roles but to acquire new un-gendered roles.So while women are working and perhaps taking higher position than their husbands, they are still cooking because that remains their domain and that is their expression of love and care. And men continue to stick to their traditional roles with no sense of urgency to share household responsibilities.
17/09/2015 1:47 PM IST
Feminism is the in-thing in Bollywood. Everybody wants to cash in on it. There was little doubt that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's comeback film, too, would be a woman-oriented film. But you know what happens when you don't understand gender yet try to wash your hands in the flowing Ganga? You end up making a feminism faux pas. That's what I saw in the just released much-awaited trailer of <em>Jazbaa</em>.
27/08/2015 8:19 AM IST
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