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Populated with complex female characters, new film A Thursday on Disney+Hotstar shatters stereotypes about women, delivering a hard-hitting feminist message.
New Amazon Prime anthology film Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha represents the rise of the ‘vulnerable’ man.
Newly-released YouTube Tamil short film 'Because I Love You' sends a much-needed message about love not being about possessiveness & jealousy.
Chhorii starring Nushrratt Bharuccha is another horror movie challenging the patriarchal standards that persist in society!
New Tamil short film En Udambu is all about not letting patriarchal narratives about women’s bodies control us.
Centred on the traditional Tamil puberty ceremony, The Yellow Festival (Manjal Neeraattu Vizha) looks beyond the obvious when it comes to addressing sexism.
Baakiyalakshmi gives us that rarest of rare things on Tamil TV - real women who are not perfect and support each other.
Crime Stories: India Detectives is a true crime series on Netflix that shows how there is no escaping misogyny even in death, while also giving a window into how the police operate.
Jyothika’s 50th film Udanpirappe sends a message: Women can be non-conforming and strong but upholding the family unit is still their most important duty!
No matter who is in power, it is clear that these women won’t be taking shit from anyone. They won’t sit down and pretend everything is perfect just because they are expected to.
Telugu film NET is a movie that shows the monsters within ourselves, and actually made me a little terrified of myself!
Netrikann is a slap in the face of victim blamers, and the message is even sweeter to listen to, because the words come directly from the mouth of a woman.
This Tamil language anthology series gives us a look at how the same emotions might be expressed differently by men and women thanks to social conditioning.
In Haseen Dillruba, Nice GuysTM do not finish last. In fact, they get praised for their so-called niceness.
The love interest of the hero seemingly has a good role to play in this film, but does she really? What are we missing here?
Tamil web series November Story is a drama masquerading as a crime thriller. It is a brilliant exploration of power dynamics in familial relationships.
This brilliant anti-caste epic Karnan starts and ends with the image of a woman, but it does not do its female characters nearly enough justice in the middle.
Kalyanam TO Kadhal follows a couple from friendship to marriage, highlighting issues that are rarely represented in Tamil pop culture.
To be human is also to to be cruel; either deliberate or unthinking. Ajeeb Daastaans shows us how cruelty can lie in a grey area – direct oppression, and that which arises as a response.
Tamil film Paramapadham Vilayattu puts its female lead in the place most career women are, where they are forced to choose between family and duty. So what happens then?
By this point, the film has already established that Archana is not a stereotypically 'perfect' woman. The question is whether she will be punished or rewarded for it.
Released amidst hype for being Netflix’s first Telugu original film, Pitta Kathalu (Short Stories) is all about women taking control of their narratives.
Does your sanitary pad give you rashes? Do you worry about where it goes once it is discarded? With biodegradable Carmesi pads, Tanvi Johri is trying to make a difference.
Who is Kanimozhi? Interest in the 5-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi’s slightly less visible child has peaked after his death.
These lesser known coming-of-age novels with interesting female protagonists are not only for teenage girls, they’re for everyone. How many of these have you read?
Women with a voice that is heard are truly powerful. These Indian women celebrities are speaking up for those who do not have a voice and making a difference.
Men don’t face any consequences for doing it openly but women suffer from a lack of public toilets, especially if they work in outdoor spaces such as shops, markets or construction sites.
You may have read the Harry Potter series a thousand times, but did you notice the overlooked rape victim in it? A look at why the series promotes rape culture.
We get all excited about movie remakes, only to be disappointed when we finally watch them. But some remakes don’t disappoint.
The trailer of the upcoming film Sanju has outraged several people because it is a prime example of double standards for men and women.
Priyanka Chopra and Sharbari Zohra Ahmed were trolled mercilessly for an episode of Quantico, that they had no role in writing. Why are women soft targets always?
A recent report highlights that despite same qualifications, Indian women get paid 30% less than men. This has again brought to our notice the glaring gender pay gap that exists in the society.
How does Indian cinema fare in terms of female representation? And how much does it have to do with the serious lack of female writers being included?
A certain Facebook post which talked about the lack of diaper-changing tables in men's restrooms went viral as it highlighted the stereotype that mothers are deemed as the primary caregivers of the children.
Yet another incident of molestation in an Ola cab in Bengaluru on the 1st of June has made us ask if cab service providers actually take sexual harassment and assault seriously?
We've laughed with them, we've cried over them - now, from Cinderella to Coco, let us examine whether our beloved children's movies go on to pass the Bechdel test or not.
The recent case of honour-killing that took place in Kerala, shook us as it is the second such case in the state which highlights that honour- killing is not confined to North India as many think.
We often hear tales of inspiring teenagers and kids doing great things. Here are 8 such wonder kids - read on to see what they are doing now.
India is not the most LGBTQ friendly country. But, the Delta App helps the LGBTQ community create a space where they interact with like- minded people and form a network in a safe and secure zone.
Most people have been very supportive of #IPLWomen, yet the turnout at Wankhade stadium for the first match was quite low. We need to know the inherent reasons behind the bias against Women's Cricket.
When women tried to express their opinions in public, they were shut down with insults. Now, history is repeating itself online. But, women are calling out to online abuse through the hashtag #ToxicTwitter.
Based on my own journey with feminism, I’ve put together a list of articles by feminist writers that could help if you really want to learn about it.
Fed up of gajar ka halwa feeding mummyjis, autocratic babujis, and their anodyne children? This list of unconventional families in Indian movies presents you with some unusual choices.
Amoli, a new documentary on child trafficking is being released on 7th May. But what does child trafficking mean to us – the common people of India?
What is with the sexualisation of girls at a young age? Why do we not easily find clothes for girls that are comfortable and not 'girly'?
“I find success in even the smallest of life’s struggles,” says Somya Sahu. Her story is one of the most interesting that you’ll ever hear.
Sukhnidh Kaur, a student of Psychology and Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, conducted an interesting survey on the homophobia faced by young school students.
In the spirit of intersectional feminism, let’s take a look at some of these amazing Indian women on Google Doodle. How many do you know?
A recent tweet attributed another ‘boys will be boys’ comment to Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav. While that turned out to be a parody, it’s a common enough attitude. Mulayam Singh Yadav is known for his infamous comment, “ladke, ladke hain… galti ho jati hai‘ (boys will be boys… they commit mistakes).” He was […]
Female flight attendants on Cathay Pacific recently won the right to wear pants on the job. But where do the airlines of India stand in this regard?
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