Category: Misc

5 Indian Women Screenwriters Who Wrote Interesting Films In 2017

Though quite a few ‘women centric’ films like Lipstick Under My Burkha, Secret Superstar and Tumhari Sulu have done well, a lot of these films are written and directed by men. Shifting the focus to female writers and the work […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Film Directors

  Aarathi Madhureeta Anand Preeti Aneja Anu Menon Aruna Raje Shubhavi Arya Nupur Asthana Santhy Balachandran Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Radha Bharadwaj Smita Bharti Pooja Bhatt Jayasree Bhattacharyya Mrunalini Bhosale Manju Borah Shonali Bose Suchitra Chandrabose Shoba […]

what the hell

I use Pixabay for copyright-free, nice generic images. Each image includes suggestions for paid images from Shutterstock. It figures that while I’m looking up images to use for posts about gender representation in film, this […]

Padmaavat is playing here this weekend. Great! I thought. I love Deepika Padukone, I love Shahid Kapoor, I love Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But this line from Wikipedia has given me pause: “Padmaavat received mixed reviews. Critics […]

“The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2017”

In 2017, women comprised 18% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 1 percentage point from 17% in 2016 […]

Sorry for the erratic posts, I’ve been dealing with some health issues. I’m looking forward to a 2018 full of feminism and Bollywood movies!

“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 […]

INDIAN GHOST STORIES by S. MUKERJI, 1917

I do not know whether writing ghost stories is a mistake. Most readers will like a ghost story in which towards the end it is found that the ghost was really a cat or a […]