Archanaa Seker

Being under the limelight is not always fun

My college friend appears regularly on TV and hosts a couple of popular reality shows.

19 Jun 2018

Is Kaala a feminist, too ?

I  start with two premises: 1. That you’re aware of the Rajinikanth film which released a few days ago. 2.

12 Jun 2018

Household chores, waging wars and the mental load

A friend and her partner were on their way back home from a late evening movie.

05 Jun 2018

When it comes to fitness, talk about everything and everyone

The Union Sports Ministry’s #humfittoindiafit campaign brought to my mind city stand-up comic Balakumaran’s piece on Central government PSAs poorly dubbed in regional languages as an afterthought, to

29 May 2018

What more will it take to change the game in the Indian film industry?

The #Metoo movement is an international campaign against sexual harassment and assault that became popular in October last year after revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinst

23 May 2018

There are many reasons to celebrate ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’

I had been waiting to watch and write about a film ever since the Tamil Film Producer’s Council’s 48-day futile strike ended.

17 May 2018

Will ‘namma’ Chennai step up its solidarity?

Two years ago a German national alleged that she was drugged at a bar in the city.

08 May 2018

Ministry of body shaming

The Union Ministry of Health can be credited now with having one of the shortest-lived tweets in the history of twitter.

01 May 2018

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