Category: Bollywood Adjacent

100 Women: How Hollywood fails women on screen

Fewer than half of the 89 films named best picture at the Oscars have passed a common measure of on-screen female representation known as the Bechdel Test. A movie passes the Bechdel Test if there […]

Hollywood Diversity Report

Despite quite a bit of progress racial minorities] since the previous report, they remained underrepresented on every front 2015-2016. Women posted key gains in all the key employment arenas. . .with the exception of four–film […]

Here’s a sketch of what we found: Overall, films nominated for Best Picture have become more diverse between 1989 and 2017 — but only slightly. What’s different now is that there are specific films that […]

Awards and Representation

This past weekend saw the 90th Academy Awards here in the States. It was pretty exciting in a few ways: for the first time, a black man (or black person at all) won best screenplay. […]

Review: The Indian Detective, Episode 1

Netflix original The Indian Detective is fine: convoluted storylines, cheesy puns, frenetic editing, and a fascinating undercurrent about identity and ambition. The premise is fun and unique: a Canadian police officer (Russell Peters, also a […]

Review: Raja, Rasoi, aur Anya Kahaniyan, Episode 1 (2014)

“Is cooking too stereotypical?” I wondered. After all, I enjoy cooking now but eschewed it while I was growing up because it’s girls’ stuff. “Where are all the women?” I wondered, as I watched the […]

“We still have taboos on the words sex and condoms: Bipasha Basu on endorsing a contraceptive brand”

Let’s talk more, read more, and learn more about simple precautions. With condoms, you can have planned pregnancies and protected sex, which can curb HIV and STD cases. “We still have taboos on the words […]