Category: Misc

“Two Indian women become first to enter temple after centuries-old ban overturned”

On Tuesday, female protesters, reported to be in the millions, came out in support of women being allowed to enter the temple. Dubbed the “women’s wall,” the protesters formed a human chain, extending an estimated […]

“Priyanka Chopra Isn’t a Scammer, She’s Just Way More Famous Than Mainstream American Media Grasps”

[T]he Cut’s editors, and their perspective, are mostly white. This likely contributed to their ignorance about Chopra’s worldwide fame, or that Bollywood dwarfs Hollywood by sheer size. While Hollywood nets more money (a fact partially […]

“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 […]