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ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Feminism, Veere di wedding, Lipstick under my burkha, Four more shots please

Does being fun make a show less feminist? What 'Four more Shots Please' and 'Veere Di Wedding' taught me

The two flicks are about upper-caste, upper-class, urban, privileged women, distant from the reality of a large part of India. But they do hold important feminist lessons.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Konkona sen sharma, Bollywood films, Feminism, Lipstick under my burkha

I hope men watching Lipstick Under My Burkha wake up to what women want

Some of the male audience must have even identified themselves with the man on screen beating, raping his wife.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Lipstick under my burkha, CBFC, Censor Board, Pahlaj Nihalani

Pahlaj Nihalani should stay on as head of Censor Board. Said no one ever

The CBFC’s moral policing and sanskari chief may soon be replaced.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  3-minute read
Feminism, Bollywood, Lipstick under my burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha talks about women the way Bollywood never has

Alankrita Shrivastava’s new film takes feminism on the Hindi screen to a new high.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3.2 minutes watch-minute read
CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Lipstick under my burkha

3 things the maker of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' wants to tell CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Alankrita Srivastava wants to throw a farewell party for Mr Nihalani because the time is up for censorship.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Konkona sen sharma, Bollywood films, Feminism, Lipstick under my burkha

Why I love lipstickwale dreams

In Lipstick Under My Burkha, the men are incidental.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Censor Board, Lipstick under my burkha

Censor hounded Lipstick Under My Burkha not for sexual content, but women dreaming

The characters dare to liberate themselves from the suffocating shackles of male dominance.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Omerta, Daddy, Jagga jasoos, Lipstick under my burkha

9 Bollywood films to watch out for in 2017

From Aamir Khan in Secret Superstar to Rajkummar Rao in Omerta, there so much to look forward to!

POLITICS

 |  Mixed Medium  |  4-minute read
Women, Lipstick under my burkha, Gurmehar Kaur

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

 |  6-minute read
CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Censor Board, Lipstick under my burkha

Pahlaj Nihalani's issue with ‘lady-oriented’ films is why CBFC must be shut down

Refusing to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha because it dares to portray female sexual desires is problematic.