Category: Misc

“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 […]

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 […]

The Daily Fix: Tanushree Dutta’s charges are a reminder film sets must follow sexual harassment laws

Dutta’s story conjures up the life of the film set, where ideas of artistic licence have often bled into sexual licence which is non-consensual or inflected by unequal power dynamics. . . . . Bollywood’s […]

“India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling”

In a historic verdict, India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country. The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, […]

Quick Thoughts on Stree (2018)

Longer review to come. I really enjoyed it. I guess I like Rajkummar Rao now. Shraddha Kapoor is so beautiful, I can’t even stand it. My friend came with me and we had this convo […]