The #MeToo movement has brought out just how widespread the experience of sexual harassment and assault is – but women have known this for years. What so many men consider benign eve teasing or casual flirting is an annoying, scary and exhausting reality for women everywhere.
It’s not often you hear a song that can bring you to tears and shake something deep inside you. Even rarer to watch a music video so intimately constructed and so breathtaking in its simplicity. The new music video for Prateek Kuhad’s
cold/mess captures the raw, emotional ups and downs of a relationship – the effortlessness of a first love, the pain of heartbreak, and everything in between.
"When an Indian performer puts on a bindi and includes some Indian beats, their record sales will be crazy. But the aunty strolling down Jackson Heights has been wearing a bindi her entire life – there’s nothing cool about it, she’s an immigrant and an outsider who has to work a minimum wage job and her bindi is a marker of her otherness."
‘Not Quite Not White’ – Exploring Race & Identity Within The Indian Diaspora
Never has history been so blood-stained and soaked in violence as that of caste on a plate. When culinary tradition is so intrinsically linked to the celebration of culture, what happens to the histories of foods that carry with them generations of pain, forged from centuries of oppression?
Dalit Identity And Food – Memories Of Trauma On A Plate
Mumbai is a city of contrasts, full of unbridled opportunity and unrealised dreams. Bijoy Jain, an international award-winning architect and founder of Studio Mumbai, is a visionary whose work has transcended conventional understandings of space and architecture, and forged itself as an emotionally-charged, ethically grounded approach to art in the chaos of this city.
The journey towards becoming comfortable in your skin is longwinded and not always linear. Especially in a country where everyone feels emboldened to express their views on your body, it’s hard to find emotional clarity and space to grow into your own. For many young Indians post-puberty, stretch marks were the last, or first, frontier in the journey to confronting body image and self-esteem issues. This photography series celebrates & documents the unique beauty of individuals: the stretch marks that tell their stories.
Cinema has historically always told stories of women, with women, but rarely have they been told by women. It’s only in recent years that a global shift in cinematic sensibilities has occurred, with more and more female directors and writers carving space for themselves behind the camera as well as in front of it.
Shreya Dube’s Powerful Work Is Paving The Way For Female Cinematographers In India
The last few years have marked the rise of a radically inspiring and unbridled voice in UK’s music scene: the soulful, dreamy pop of British-Pakistani musician Leo Kalyan. With a bold aesthetic informed by his intersectional identities as a queer, brown, Muslim man living in a changing world, Kalyan’s ethereal sounds reflect and challenge the sociopolitical invisibility he straddles everyday.
Nothing excites an audience more than action-packed, propaganda-filled hero movies. There's plenty of merit to escapist and entertaining blockbusters, but too often these come at the expense of stigmatising, typecasting and even inciting violence against entire communities and cultures. And no group has been more vilified and caricatured in cinema than Muslims.
Growing up in India, I watched Friends all the time, even though I wasn’t allowed to. Everyone watched it — and even today it’s one of the most popular shows on the air at home. While the show has faced several reckonings from fans in America, I fear the damage it’s still doing at home.
Before a court hearing Monday, Michael Cohen’s attorneys said Cohen had three clients in 2017: Donald Trump, Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and a third person he declined to name. That third client, we learned later in the day, is Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
How Fox News Reacted on Air After Sean Hannity Was Revealed as Michael Cohen’s Mystery Client
Most of Bollywood is so enormously privileged, self-congratulatory and majoritarian in its approach to media that they don’t recognise the lack of diversity and inclusivity as a problem at all. Even those directors acclaimed as the “pioneers” of modern cinema are ultimately only paying lip service to an ideal they aren’t passionately committed to.
Why Are There So Few Transgender Actors In Bollywood?
Food is central to Tibetan identity. Dishes like tsampa, made from roasted barley, have become the fabric that ties the diaspora together in the fight for a free Tibet. We live in an era of global cuisines, each influenced by a confluence of other cultures, cooking techniques and flavours. And as it happens, most food journeys are situated within economic realities. On a busy street in Oshiwara is a little restaurants that blends millenia of history with 21st century survival.
So strong is the place of branding in our society that “Colgate” is just another word for “toothpaste,” Airtel’s iconic tune is as good as any Bollywood song and half the public would swear on their lives that Parle G is scientifically proven to increase your IQ. From the inconic jingles we instinctively hum to age-old tag lines we drop in daily conversation, advertising is a deeply creative medium that has shaped us in far more ways than simply our daily consumer trends. No one recognised – and capitalised – on that better than Alyque Padamsee.
The Most Iconic Ads Of Alyque Padamsee That Pushed The Boundaries Of Indian Society
The rise of independent Indian cinema, championed by student filmmakers across the country. 'Lata' is one such film; it centres the story of a young domestic worker as she navigates the upper class home where she works.
Prashant Mistry wears many hats in the music industry – a music producer and sound engineer who has worked with Jorja Smith and The Prodigy. A wonderful, down-to-earth guy, Prash opens up about his musical journey, his cultural identity, inspiration and experiences in a changing world.
The drastic effects of climate change are felt most strongly by small islands. They are especially vulnerable to changing ocean temperatures and levels, volatile storm patterns and the depletion of freshwater sources, among many others. For island nations, these issues are amplified since their economies – and survival – are dependent on the natural resources and habitats available to their populations (human and wildlife alike).
Former President Of Mauritius Talks About How Climate Change Affects Small Island States
An architecture student turned theatre actor and full-time drag queen, everything about Suruj is deeply inspiring. His effortless smile is contagious and it’s apparent that he speaks from the heart as he takes us through the ups and downs of his diverse journey through life.
It’s a deeply disheartening fact: women trafficking other women is a growing problem. Where no number of theory-laden women’s solidarity movements can address that, Love Sonia's spot-on characters give us crucial glimpses.
On The Fringes Of ‘Love Sonia’ Is An Even Darker Story