patriarchy

Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

Regional Indian cinema explores woman-centric content

March 6, 2020

While Bollywood has been producing a lot of women-centric films in the last few years like Queen, Dangal, English Vinglish, Pink and recently Thappad, regional cinemas are not far behind. Indian movies across various languages have also been portraying feminist characters and som...

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Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

February 6, 2020

In Indian cinema, the issue of caste was seldom a prominent subject with most film-makers and is rarely dealt with the seriousness and urgency it deserves. The marginalization that is a reality in the social space extends to the film world as well. 

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Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

Stree fights patriarchy with chilling horror and comedy

September 13, 2018

The real ghost in the film is the partriarchal mentality, which is seeped deep within men in India. The witch on the other hand is instead the ‘hero’ fighting male domination.

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Indian film Sexy Durga wins big in Rotterdam but offends Hindus

Indian film Sexy Durga wins big in Rotterdam but offends Hindus

February 10, 2017

Malayalam film, 'Sexy Durga' won the prestigious Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam(IFFR) but the name has apparently hurt the esteem of a Hindu organisation leading to open social media threats and intimidating messages asking to change the title of the fil...

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Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

October 25, 2016

Indian PM Narendra Modi shared his views on the practice of ‘Triple Talaq’, which has added another shade to the ongoing debate within India to explore the future possibility of a Uniform Civil Code.

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Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

October 19, 2016

A look into the festival of Karva Chauth, as parts of the country gear up to celebrate it tonight. Changing times means revisiting and scrutinizing the relevance of such customs.

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Metropolis MD Ameera Shah speaks on building a healthcare empire

Metropolis MD Ameera Shah speaks on building a healthcare empire

October 12, 2016

The healthcare sector in India has seen many challenges but private sector initiatives are gradually making a determined progress by providing quality diagnostic centres and services across the country and beyond.

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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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Raising questions on women’s dignity

Raising questions on women’s dignity

July 22, 2016

A BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh calls a former chief minister and leader of the BSP ‘worse than a prostitute’ raising a storm in the Parliament. But, lost in the noise was the nature of the insult and the position of women in India. As elections approach in the largest state of...

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