Saonli Hazra
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VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   9-minute read

Sita and Draupadi: What their similarities and differences tell us

Even today, every woman reader can find a bit of herself in both these heroines.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

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.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

Why it is time to move from the conventional 'boyfriend' or 'girlfriend' and switch to 'partner' instead

We need to change to newer, more gender-neutral words that justify us being a modern society, and free our most joyous intimate relationships of the burden of patriarchy.

ART & CULTURE

 |   10-minute read

From 'bhoot' to 'chudail', Bollywood's 'spirited' tryst with the supernatural!

We're exploring the labyrinth of Bollywood ghost stories, one creaking door at a time!

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Why 'Mary Poppins Returns' returns with a fresh dose of misogyny

Bite, chew or pop — you ain’t nothing without the mop

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

Fooding around: How 'food' both divides and brings together

...But, as long as it is used to bring people to the table, conversations can start.

VARIETY

 |   9-minute read

Signs that hurt: Understanding the inherent violence in speech

Words can be markers of the extent of sexism, racism and cruelty prevalent in our society.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Cutting it short: How cinema and books portray the vertically challenged

They are either objects of social glare or things of mirth, constantly forced to give way to the bigger and more beautiful. Will Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' be any different?