Archanaa Seker

Wish to watch MSD and Mithali play together?

The sun is making it obvious that summer is here; maybe I should say instead that social media is making it clear that this summer is all about CSK.

27 Mar 2018

Strokes of menstrual blood on my canvas

Almost two years ago, artist Sarah Levy painted a portrait of US President Donald Trump with her menstrual blood, using a tampon and a paintbrush.

21 Mar 2018

Uh oh, I just befriended the opposite gender!

I  have vague memories of ‘punishment’ — made to sit next to a person of another gender, teachers calling students in for ‘the talk’, or should I say threat, if they get wind of teenage relationships,

14 Mar 2018

You have 24 hours to learn another ‘F’ word

Here we are at another March and another Women’s Day. In the 24 hours that we will be bombarded with things to buy to ‘celebrate’ women on March 8, which is recognised as the International Women’s day, I plead for the following:

06 Mar 2018

The demise of morality in mourning

I don’t want to waste valuable space reiterating social commentator Piyali Ganguly’s note that has been doing the rounds since veteran actor Sridevi’s demise.

27 Feb 2018

A dressing down for laughter & drinks

If there were to be a nomination for ‘The Week of Mansplaining’, I would choose the past week, hands down.

13 Feb 2018

Must have a ‘bad’ woman for the ‘good’ to shine

I bit the dust and watched Padmaavat last night.

06 Feb 2018

How is it a ‘choice’ when you have no other option?

Three years ago, Deepika Padukone’s My Choice video produced for Vogue opened up the Pandora’s box of ‘choice’.

30 Jan 2018

From the toothless HR to the apathetic TV viewer, we’re all part of the problem

Sexual Harassment is now the mother of all topics. Its a good thing and not so good.

23 Jan 2018

To do all the things ‘ladies’ are not allowed to

Ladies not allowed’ it read in bright red paint.

20 Jan 2018

Are you a ‘safe’ woman, ready to build a safe space for others?

My phone buzzed to indicate the arrival of an image in a WhatsApp group.

09 Jan 2018

New Year Resolution 2018: Love and accept your body

My oldest friend got married this week.

02 Jan 2018

Has thelist and feminist hopes for 2018

Curated lists and round-ups crowd the news space now, eliminating any doubt that the year is up already...that is if you were ever in denial about it.

26 Dec 2017

A week spent binging on feminism in media

I was scoffed at when I decided to include ‘media glutton’ in the bio for this column.

19 Dec 2017

Being fat, falling in love and where life takes me

The pop-culture I have grown up with, not just of yesterday’s and today’s but of all the eras bygone — from Shankuntala to Shakespeare and Samuthirakani of the last instant, have all shown me a world

12 Dec 2017