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VOICES

 |  Desert Dunes  |  -minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Why is everyone making a big deal about jauhar?

Just as a warrior, or a spy, or a fugitive chooses to die than fall in enemy's hands, it is the same spirit that drove women to self-immolation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs, but its treatment of women makes you vomit

An entire population now thinks that thousands of women burning themselves alive is a good thing.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  9-minute read
Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay leela bhansali, Rani Padmini, Padmaavat

Watching Padmaavat in Pakistan: Why it did not leave me reduced just to a vagina

Which India has been shown?

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  3-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Rani Padmini, Padmavati, Padmaavat

Padmaavat could have been a great film

Sanjay Leela Bhansali adds to the myth of Padmavati spectacularly.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay leela bhansali, Rani Padmini, Padmaavat

The worst (and best) thing about Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's glorified treatment of the archaic practice of jauhar - mass suicide by fire - is a disconcerting watch.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
The Da Vinci Code, Rajput pride, Rani Padmini, Padmavati controversy

Controversy over Padmavati is merely politics of convenience

It begs the question if issues should be settled on streets and statements made through dead bodies.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Deepika Padukone, Rani Padmini, Padmavati

Why I feel being Padmavati brings no glory in any century

Let us not forget the grim violence that went into the movie's making.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Desert Dunes  |  8-minute read
Rajput history, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Padmavati - reality, legends and myths about the most beautiful Rajput queen

Padmini belongs to an era when Rajput history in Mewar was still not well recorded and was a part of oral traditions and ballads.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Padmavati, Rani Padmini, Rajput Karni Sena

How Karni Sena harassed Team Padmavati to honour hurt 'Rajput' pride

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's squad left the discussion table.