Feminism


Feminism Badnaam!

If Oxford English Dictionary came up with an Indian ‘Word of the year’ or, rather ‘The Word for a few years now’, ‘Feminism’ would be a solid runner-up to ‘Anti-national’, if not the winner. In…


The Bold and The Bandit

While Phoolan Devi failed as a biographical drama to represent the real accounts of Devi’s journey as a dacoit, what it offers is a victimised Phoolan Devi who takes up arms as a result of…


Chak De Feminism!

ShahRukh Khan, Yash Raj Films, and a male director. In the past this blockbuster combination has given bollywood some of its most sexist and successful films, like the one where Kajol had to grow hair…


Mother India: Is Woman Only A Mother?

In Hindi cinema, arguably the first instance of a ‘lady oriented film’ (a term which recieved much attention lately, courtesy Pahlaj Sanskar Nihalani) is Mother India (1957). In the newborn nation with cultural sanitisation drive…