Month: October 2018

“The Problem With Men Dominating Movie Reviewing”

The odds that someone is going to watch a movie or read a book that has worse reviews than its competition is extremely low. This study found that when a female-driven film is reviewed by […]

“The grindmill songs: recording a national treasure”

Listen to the first of over 100,000 folk songs by women in Maharashtra’s villages that make up the unprecedented Grindmill Songs Project, which will run regularly on PARI. Close to 30,000 of these songs have […]

Review: Krishna Cottage (2004)

Sometimes I’m lucky and I really want to see a movie that is in the theaters or easily available online. Sometimes I just sit with my cat and scroll through Eros Now until something sounds […]

“In This Stunning New Music Video About Romance and Consent, Marzi Hai Minimum”

The cool kids in the Garden of Consent roll a die and play hopscotch to determine what sexy times they’re going to get up to today and construct kinky fantasies as their supportive girlfriends cheer […]

“Is it time to bury the item song? The answer can only be yes”

The skewed gender politics of the average item song, in which a woman performs for a group of men, is a reflection of the Hindi film industry’s culture of normalising sexual abuse and the careless […]

Sexual Harassment in Bollywood

Women are speaking up and speaking out against harassment, misconduct, and mistreatment in the Indian film industry. Sexual harassment allegations pour in against many members of the media fraternity. Scroll.in Ganesh Acharya, Tanushree Dutta And […]

Review: Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016)

I really enjoyed Kahaani, so I’ve been looking forward to the sequel. I wanted to savor it, to save it for the right day. The right mindset, when I could appreciate its violence and thriller-ness. Today, […]