Why I refuse to celebrate Women’s Day Today!

I feel ‘Caged’ that I am a Woman- caged in a body that has to be ‘perfect’ else no one will love her, caged in ‘morals’ which have to be ‘right’ else no one will marry her, caged in a space where her words have to be ‘politically correct’, else no one will approve of her!

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Ki & Ka: Is a Gendered Role Reversal of Marriage Possible or is it Reinforcing another Stereotype?

Disclaimer: This is not a review of the Movie but how I find, the idea which it is endorsing, extremely problematic! Ki and Ka is being celebrated as an unconventional story of ambitious Kia and homely Kabir; where the former is depicted as the bread earner, while the latter, a well-domesticated man, happy with his […]

WOMEN- NOT ALLOWED!

As our beloved nation is slowly and steadily embracing modernity and moving towards unprecedented technological advancement, bringing onto itself, worldwide name and fame, yet, there exist certain practices, which in the name of tradition are inhibiting its progressive flight and bringing it only regressive filth and shame. One such practice is the restricted entry of […]

Is ‘Gay’ Okay?

Bold is Beautiful; as these last words drowned in the emptiness of the screen, I was visibly overwhelmed by a barrage of emotions that had stirred me up on watching an advertisement film to promote an ethnic wear brand and I must congratulate the brain behind it. Emotionally stirring and beautifully made, it was a […]

Is ending the Gender Binary enough?

It was forenoon.  The doorbell rang. Peeping through the window, I discovered it was a ‘hijra.’ When I announced this to my Mom, she said ‘rehne do, bahar matt jao. Darwaza band karlo.’ Showing a bit of temerity, when I went outside, following my Dad, he/she said, ‘Kyun sahib, hijre ko apne ghar ke aangan mein dekh ke […]

‘Woe’man or Woman?

“Finished the book. I am speechless. Very tragic, but a compelling read. An outstanding narrative!” As I typed a mini review of a book I have longed to read since quite some time, I was experiencing oxymoronic emotions. On one hand, I was elated – almost euphoric at having read through one of the most […]