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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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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
Smita could visit her mother only in summers when her daughter had school holidays. Her daughter also enjoyed meeting her Nani, and both of them had done their reservations for a week. A month before their visit, her husband told her, “My mom is coming for 4-5 months!”
Smita shuddered. She knew the repercussions. She would have to hear sarcastic comments from her mother-in-law for visiting her mother. She may make these comments directly only a bit, but her servants would be flooded with the words, “How horrible she is! She leaves me and goes!”
Maybe Animal is going to make Ranbir the superstar he yearns to be, but is this the kind of legacy his grandfather and granduncles would wish for?
I have no intention of watching Animal. I have heard it’s acting like a small baby screaming and yelling for attention. However, I read some interesting reviews which gave away the original, brilliant and awe-inspiring plot (was that sarcastic enough?), and I don’t really need to go watch it to have an informed opinion.
A little boy craves for his father’s love but doesn’t get it so uses it as an excuse to kill a whole bunch of people when he grows up. Poor paapa (baby) what else could he do?
I was wondering; if any woman director gets inspired by this movie and replicates this with a female protagonist, what would happen?. Oh wait, that’s the story of so many women in this world. Forget about not giving them love, you have fathers who try to kill their daughters or sell them off or do other equally despicable things.
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