feminism

Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

Recounting feminist tales in Bollywood through horror

July 22, 2020

Supernatural and horror stories in Indian cinema are the new genre of feminist stories. Female ghosts aren’t there to just haunt people, but also portray patriarchy, social norms and subjugation of women.

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Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

March 26, 2020

Hindi literature is incomplete without the mention of Mahadevi Varma, one of the four pioneers who introduced neo-romanticism in Hindi poetry. A strong supporter of feminism, Varma became one of the first female Indian poets to raise the subject of women empowerment. “I remembe...

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Lipstick Under My Burkha to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

Lipstick Under My Burkha to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

October 15, 2016

Indian film, Lipstick Under my Burkha, showcasing the lives of four women exploring their dreams and desires is an official selection for the Tokyo International Film Festival and its freshly-released trailer has left film buffs excited.

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Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

September 19, 2016

Acid attack survivors Reshma and Laxmi caught the attention of the world last week with their debuts at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW) respectively, bringing the issue of acid attack to the fore.

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Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business

Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business

September 17, 2016

India’s comedy heritage is one that can be celebrated with as much ease as its tradition of music, dance, films, art and architecture. Right from Akbar’s court jester, Birbal to the modern greats like Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Mukhri, Keshto Mukherjee, Johnny Walker, Johnny Le...

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Amul producing ads with a twist for decades

Amul producing ads with a twist for decades

September 12, 2016

Amul Cooperative,reportedly the world's 13th largest dairy company, has had a long history of producing socially relevant advertisements based on the happenings in and around India. Whether it is politics, social issues or simple pop culture reference, Amul hasn’t disappointed ...

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