Category: Misc

A stunning project on Google is highlighting some of the uncommon ways Indians drape their saris

There are 100 different ways to wear a sari but for the most part, urban Indians tend to stick to one common style: the Nivi drape, originally from Andhra Pradesh, which features a pallu draped over the […]

“India’s Supreme Court Rules That Sex With An Underage Wife Is Rape”

According to The Guardian, it now qualifies as rape if men have sex with their wife if she’s under the age of 18, therefore making it a criminal act. Before the ruling, an exception in the law […]

“The Peril of Being Disbelieved: Horror Fiction and Women’s Intuition”

She whined at you and she tugged at your sleeve and sometimes she even begged you to leave it, to just go home deal with it all later. You thought that made her a wet […]

“European Human Rights Council Issues Harsh Statement On Gender Bias in Film Industry”

The Council of Europe, the European Union’s biggest human rights body, has been investigating gender bias in the film industry and have come to an undeniable conclusion: it exists. Aimee Lutkin, Jezebel, https://jezebel.com/european-human-rights-council-issues-harsh-statement-on-1818991760

NPR: “Feminist Films Push Boundaries In India”

“Patriarchy is alive and kicking,” says director [Alankrita] Shrivastava, curled up on a couch in her office in Mumbai. Shrivastava, 37, says the censor board’s refusal to release the film in India means it has […]

Variety: Priyanka Chopra Developing Comedy Series About Bollywood Star at ABC

Hell yeah! ABC is developing a comedy series about a former Bollywood star executive produced by Priyanka Chopra, Variety has learned exclusively. The currently untitled single-camera series would follow a former Bollywood star who settles down in the suburbs […]

Today is my wedding anniversary. Paheli remains the greatest movie about marriage.

Revolver Rani movie poster

Review: Revolver Rani

The first half of Revolver Rani was awesome. Rani is a crime boss who doesn’t give a shit about what anyone thinks. She shoots guns and has sex and wears amazing outfits. The second half […]

Becoming an Unsuitable Girl by Prachi Gupta As a result, arranged marriages were a part of my cultural upbringing that I mostly put out of my mind until I saw A Suitable Girl, a documentary that […]

A long day at the end of a long week. I think I’m just going to listen to “Chammak Challo” for 8 hours while at work.