Juice, a short film directed by Neeraj Ghaywan forces our focus onto the patriarchy within households.
28 Nov 2017
After Magalir Mattum I was afraid that the onus of women’s empowerment would be on heroines making a comeback.
21 Nov 2017
Since its release on Friday last, Nayanthara starrer Aramm has been the talk of tinsel town.
14 Nov 2017
The horror film Aval directed by Milind Rau and starring a brilliant Anisha Angelina Victor alongside Andrea Jeremiah and Siddharth released last week.
08 Nov 2017
You could belong to a rare species that has been living under a rock and has completely missed the feminist furore of the week on social media.
31 Oct 2017
There are three kinds of women associated with Tamil cinema. One, the actors, objectified and hyper-sexualized, wanted by all till she becomes either too old or a man’s wife.
24 Oct 2017
If I manage to arrive home before the others are asleep, I settle in front of the TV with my dinner and end up watching Tamil serials that the family is glued to.
11 Oct 2017
I had a ‘to write or not to write’ dilemma after I watched Director Bramma’s Magalir Mattum that stars Bhanupriya, Jyothika, Urvashi, and Saranya.
03 Oct 2017
Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of the film Peepli Live, was sentenced to seven years in jail by a trial court for the rape of a US researcher.
26 Sep 2017
Am I a feminist? I don’t know.
19 Sep 2017
At the recently concluded Asia Pacific Feminist Forum held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a feisty bunch of resisters, persisters and sisters (as the participants of the forum proudly called themselves) got
12 Sep 2017
A movement to bring down the statue of James Marion Sims is escalating in the part of the world that has just witnessed a coast-to-coast solar eclipse.
22 Aug 2017
American activist Naomi Ackerman’s mission is to utilise theatre as a tool to promote social justice for women.
05 Aug 2017
lThe sixth edition of Short and Sweet Theatre Festival came to a close recently and Chennai was treated to a smorgasbord of talent lJury members tell CE that there is no winning formula and they look
01 Aug 2017
The Short and Sweet Theatre Festival has 70 plays and twice the number of actors, directors and writers for us to see.
27 Jul 2017
After my millionth web page refresh and a bunch of desperate tweets, it dawned upon me that Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha (LUMB) was not getting the opening it deserved in Chennai.
25 Jul 2017
Through July, the Alliance Francaise of Madras has been buzzing with activity, all thanks to the Short and Sweet Theatre festival organised by Prakriti Foundation, Blue Lotus Foundation and the Allian
23 Jul 2017
Two women I know have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last few months. They are both in their 50’s; they are also full time wives and mothers.
04 Jul 2017
Have you heard of the ‘bicycle face’? It was a disease made up in the late 19th century to dissuade women from riding bicycles.
23 May 2017
Tag a friend’ memes are the rage on Facebook this week. Sigh.
02 May 2017