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

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October 24, 2017

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 sex and condoms: Bipasha Basu on endorsing a contraceptive brand,” DNA, http://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/report-we-still-have-taboos-on-the-words-sex-and-condoms-bipasha-basu-on-endorsing-a-contraceptive-brand-2554778

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 dog or a mischievous boy. Such ghost stories are a source of pleasure, and are read as a pastime and… Read More ›

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 left shoulder and several pleats at the front. Over the past few months, though, Bengaluru-based creative agency Border & Fall has been… Read More ›

“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 allowed sexual contact between a men and their underage wives as young as 15. . . . . An additional… Read More ›

“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 blanket, or worse, a tease. As though that somehow mattered more than the sanctity of her life. Or yours. But… Read More ›

“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 “no idea about the fact that women and men have equal rights in this country. It makes me feel like… Read More ›

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 of America with her bi-cultural family and tries to bring her colorful lifestyle to an otherwise dull town. The series… Read More ›

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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 is an exercise in the disparity between narrative and audience expectations. What I want is a movie about a woman… Read More ›

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