Charumathi Sankaran

OPEN TO OPINION

Mixed Medium

Full-time storytrailer, part-time scribe.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Mixed Medium  |   5-minute read

Framing the sex worker: The photo Souvid Datta did not plagiarise

No matter how ghastly the image, a child rape survivor was reduced to being a subject, a vacuous stereotype.

POLITICS

 |  Mixed Medium  |   4-minute read

Dangers of silencing Gurmehar Kaur and Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha

Never before have Indian women experienced such diabolical attempts to retract their beliefs.

VARIETY

 |  Mixed Medium  |   3-minute read

When Modi made it to the Coldplay gig and quoted Bob Dylan

We are hoping Dylan's words stay with Modi for as long he stays prime minister — for all Indians alike.

VOICES

 |  Mixed Medium  |   3-minute read

Why I felt Tannishtha Chatterjee's FB post was a bit insincere

Actors too are guilty of putting behind their principles and personal beliefs for the greater good of their cinema.

POLITICS

 |  Mixed Medium  |   4-minute read

The horrors are worse for India's women addicts

Because it is a passive, deliberate honour killing India refuses to talk about.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Mixed Medium  |   2-minute read

Rajinikanth reloaded as Kabali is the superstar we deserve

Magizhchi. It's good to have the gangster back.

POLITICS

 |  Mixed Medium  |   2-minute read

Patiala House attack is a wake-up call for India's journalists

The assault in court should give us the impetus to probe why we fail, as media, to see ourselves critically in the mirror we hold to the society.

VOICES

 |  Mixed Medium  |   4-minute read

Delhi's largest gaushala has a welcome shock for every cow-loving Hindu

Asiya Khan and her husband have spent their lives saving cows that Hindus hold sacred and often leave to rot.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Mixed Medium  |   2-minute read

What Pakistan and India could learn from new Manto film

Sarmat Khoosat's biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto promises to be the story of a writer who didn't live to see the literary legend he would become.

LIFE

 |  Mixed Medium  |   3-minute read

How a new ad puts a bindi on Goddess Durga

The latest commercial for the 'beauty' soap Venus is a sad attempt to attract women of substance.