Festivals · Gender Violence

Ah Pujo! May my Bangaliness Stay Intact Always!

This is my favourite time of the year. Regardless of my “almost atheist” attitude or the fact that I do not belong to the land of Bengal which reveres this festival, I have a special affinity towards Durga Puja. Or Pujo, as I have begun to call it. Yes, there is a lot of Bengali… Continue reading Ah Pujo! May my Bangaliness Stay Intact Always!

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Gender Violence

Distorted Mythology and How it Fosters Gender Violence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKn-ABEX_7s   I went to watch the movie ‘Mom’ yesterday, on my mom’s insistence. The Sridevi fan that she is, I had no option but to give her what she wanted. Or else she’d have reminded me of how I did not let her watch ‘Kaabil’ which ultimately my brother got from his friend and… Continue reading Distorted Mythology and How it Fosters Gender Violence