Behind The Mask Of Sankaars: How The Internet Has Been Toxic To Women In 2017

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The internet is a revolution that has given birth to various new ways of communication. It has changed the entire face of expressing, sharing and reacting to anything. It has given birth to citizen journalism and  has given a voice to millions. It seems like a good thing, it should have been a good thing.... Continue Reading →

‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’: A Film About Cleaning India And Its Mindset

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The decision to write this piece may seem orchestrated because of the recent Bill Gates news (if you don’t know, Bill gates appreciated the movie on Twitter). However, it’s not. I was meaning to write this piece since last week when I got the chance to see it on TV. “Toilet Ek Prem Katha”, directed by Shree... Continue Reading →

Bihar Is Much More Than The ‘Lollipop Laagelu’ Song

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Once upon a time, the Bhojpuri folklore had a dignified place in the vibrant cultural landscape of India. The likes of Padmashri Sharda Sinha and Manoj Bhavuk have contributed towards enriching this folklore in the past. Sadly, today where even commercial, main stream Bollywood uses Bihari characters for their ‘swag’ – the Bhojpuri industry has... Continue Reading →

A Thank You Note for Jr. B, Swara Bhasker, Neetu Chandra and YKA

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Hi Peeps, I know I have been away from this space for sometime but now I am back. Well, this write up is actually a thank you note to celebs who were kind to me and my writing! Here we go: Abhishek Bachchan Swara Bhaskar Neetu Chandra I also take this opportunity to thank Youth... Continue Reading →

Rajasthan Murder: Is Religion Becoming The New Shield For Hate Crime?

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What is happening to us? Where are we going as a nation? When did religion become the most ‘legitimate’ reason to slaughter people? Which God teaches us to kill people because we think it is right? In the name of the cow, in the name of love and in the name of simply anything –... Continue Reading →

From Anaarkali To Sulu: 2017 Was The Year Of Strong, Fearless Women In Bollywood

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The dark clouds of patriarchy have shadowed the Indian culture for centuries. It has taken a considerable amount of struggle to get rid of evil practices like sati and purdah; and it will probably take a considerable amount of struggle to get rid of dowry, female infanticide, objectification of women, rapes, assaults, etc. They say that cinema is... Continue Reading →

Champaran Talkies And NeoBihar Show How Bihar Is Much More Than Lagawelu Tu Lipistick

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Once upon a time, the Bhojpuri Folklore had a dignified place in the vibrant cultural landscape of India. The likes of Padmashri Sharda Sinha and Manoj Bhavuk have contributed towards enriching this folklore in the past. Sadly, today where even commercial, main stream Bollywood uses Bihari characters for their “swag”; the Bhojpuri industry has mostly,... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Swara Bhaskar For ‘Anaarkali Of Aarah’

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It is 2:23 am in Singapore. I have just switched off the TV and sat down to write this article because I could not wait until the morning. Swara Bhaskar – I am proud, grateful and in awe. I just finished watching ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ and I am speechless and impressed. I had wanted to... Continue Reading →

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