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Is your birthday in November? You may share your birthday with a talented female actor, a businesswoman, a writer, a scientist, a paediatrician...so which talented woman o you share your birthday with? Find out!
Is your birthday in November? Fantastic! You perhaps share your birthday with a talented female actor, a businesswoman, a writer, a mathematical genius, a scientist, a movie producer, a singer, a freedom fighter, a composer, a paediatrician…The list goes on. So which talented woman (or women) do you share your birthday with? Find out!
Aishwarya Rai and Nita Ambani share a birthday on the 1st of November, so you are in great company if you’re born on 1st November. What about the 2nd? You share a birthday with Lucy Hawking, a writer, scientist, and the daughter of Stephen Hawking.
Is your birthday on the 3rd of November? Brittany Murphy, who voiced Gloria in Happy Feet, and Sonali Kulkarni, who acted in Dil Chahta Hai, are two people you share your birthday with.
If you were born on 4th November, you share a birthday with both noted Actor Tabu, and Shakuntala Devi, who has been called a human computer for her mathematical skills. Take your pick!
5th of November? You’re in good company. Vivien Leigh, best known for starring in Gone With the Wind, was born on the 5th, and so was Athiya Shetty, an Indian actor who has won a Filmfare award for Best Female Debut.
We love a woman who can be an actor and an activist at the same time! Sally Field, born on the 6th of November, is a staunch advocate of both gay rights and women’s rights. (She has acted in Not Without My Daughter and Forrest Gump among other movies).
And if you were born on the 7th of November, you share a birthday with three great women. Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel and the first person to win two Nobels; Kiran Rao, who has produced films such as Dangal, Secret Superstar, and Dil Chahta Hai. She also happens to be married to Aamir Khan. And Lorde, a singer, songwriter and self-identified feminist, best known for her 2013 song Royals.
Born on the 8th of November? So was Margaret Mitchell, who wrote Gone With the Wind, and won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for it.
Demi Moore was born on the 11th of November. Maybe you share a birthday with her?
Anne Hathaway, the American actor who starred in The Devil Wears Prada, and Aditi Mittal, an Indian stand-up comedian share a birthday on the 12th of November.
13th of November? You share a birthday with Whoopi Goldberg and Juhi Chawla!
If your birthday is on the 14th, you share a birthday with Fanny Mendelssohn, who was a female composer in the 17th Century, a time when not many women entered this field.
15th of November? You share a birthday with Sania Mirza, who has won a total of six Grand Slam titles, and Shailene Woodley, an American actress who has starred in movies such as The Fault in Our Stars and the films in the Divergent franchise.
If you were born on the 17th, you share a birthday with Rachel McAdams, who played the iconic role of Regina George in Mean Girls.
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, has her birthday on the 18th. Is this the talented woman you share your birthday with?
Born on the 19th? You are in good — and very diverse — company. You share a birthday with Indira Gandhi, Rani Lakshmibai, and Meg Ryan.
If you were born on the 20th, you have the same birthday as the first female winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Selma Lagerlöf.
Those born on the 21st share their birthday with the multi-talented Yvonne Thornton. This woman is an American obstetrician-gynaecologist, a musician, and an author, all at once. Amazing!
If you were born on the 22nd, you share a birthday with three women who have all starred on the big screen — Jamie Lee Curtis, Scarlett Johansson, and Auli’i Cravalho. The last one is only 17 years old but has already made a name for herself by voicing Moana, the main character in the animated Disney movie of the same name.
23rd? You share a birthday with two female singers: Miley Cyrus and Geeta Dutt. Take your pick!
Arundhati Roy and Francess Hodgeson Burnett are very different writers, but guess what they have in common? They were both born on the 24th of November.
On the 26th of November were born two talented singers: Tina Turner, singer of What’s Love Got to Do With It, and Natasha Bedingfield, singer of Unwritten and Pocketful of Sunshine. Do you share a birthday with them?
If you were born on the 27th of November, you share a birthday with the first woman ever to be admitted as a student into the Harvard Medical school. Fe del Mundo was a Filipino paediatrician and opened the first paediatric hospital in the Philippines.
Born on the 29th? So were Louisa May Alcott, who wrote Little Women, and Madeline L’Engle, who wrote A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels. Maybe you’re a writer too?
And last but not least, if you were born on the 30th of November, you share a birthday with Romila Thapar, an Indian historian.
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
A mediocre man can give himself a 9.5/10 and call himself ‘the world’s most eligible bachelor’, but an independent and successful woman must be happy with receiving just 60-70% of what she feels she deserves.
Darlings makes some excellent points about domestic violence . For such a movie to not follow through with a resolution that won't be problematic, is disappointing.
I watched Darlings last weekend, staying on top of its release on Netflix. It was a long-awaited respite from the recent flicks. I wanted badly to jump into its praise and will praise it, for something has to be said for the powerhouse performances it is packed with. But I will not be able to in a way that I really had wanted to.
I wanted to say that this is a must-watch on domestic violence that I stand behind and a needed and nuanced social portrayal. But unfortunately, I can’t. For I found Darlings to be deeply problematic when it comes to the portrayal of domestic violence and how that should be dealt with.
Before we rush to the ‘you must be having a problem because a man was hit’ or ‘much worse happens to women’ conclusions, that is not what my issue is. I have seen the praises and criticisms, and the criticisms of criticisms. I know, from having had close associations with non-profits and activists who fight domestic violence not just in India but globally, that much worse happens to women. I have written a book with case studies and statistics on that. Neither do I have any moral qualms around violence getting tackled with violence (that will be another post some day).