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Interesting stories for Indian women this week - including views on sexism in politics, female foeticide, mixed marriages and feminism.
The struggles of Indian women documented in our ‘Pick of the Week’ this week:
– “Most women politicians have found it difficult to rise within party hierarchies, and have managed to achieve clear leadership only when they have effectively broken out and set up parties on their own.” – sexism in the political field.
– Sriti Yadav delves deep into the factors that propagate female foeticide.
– An interview with Nyna Caputi, the director of the documentary film ‘Petals in the Dust’ which deals with the issue of female gendercide in India.
– “That sharp juxtaposition between the optimistic image and the ominous caption in this particular photograph attempts to mirror the contrast between the modern Indian woman’s expectations and the realities of social paradigm.” – The trials and tribulations of Indian women captured in a frame.
– The Unknown Indian dwells on how women get entangled in the politics of “mixed” marriages.
– Shoba Narayan writes about why the highly educated Indian woman stops working after starting a family and the concept of “haldi-kumkum feminism”.
– The Gulabi Gang and the violent fight for women’s empowerment.
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there was a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase was theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bomb mai bag nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Anupama, an idealist at heart, believes that passing on the mic to amplify suppressed voices is the best way to show solidarity with the marginalised.
Anupama writes with a clear vision of what she wants to say, and makes sure she explores all possible facets of the topic, be it parenting or work or on books.
An intelligent, extroverted writer with a ton of empathy, she is also one who thinks aloud in her writing. Anupama says that she is largely a self driven person, and her passion to write keeps her motivated.
Among her many achievements Anupama is also a multiple award winning blogger, author, serial entrepreneur, a digital content creator, creative writing mentor, choreographer and mother to a rambunctious 7-year-old who is her life’s inspiration and keeps her on her toes.