To Knot or Not

In my last post, I wrote about the confidence I receive from learning to be independent. It seemed to have raised doubts among my readers about how I view the institution of marriage — that’s right, with a dose of skepticism and lots of amusement. Growing up in a broken family, the failure of marriages in … More To Knot or Not

Kaala Is An Important Movie: It Makes Us Rethink What Our Feminism Is

Kaala will always make the news because of Rajinikanth’s presence, but there is more to it than that. Here’s a look at its women, and how they question both caste and gender oppression. This post contains a few spoilers. More often than not, I find that discussions in the theatre lead to more introspection than than … More Kaala Is An Important Movie: It Makes Us Rethink What Our Feminism Is

Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Hides Its Women In The Shadows Of Men

When I was a teenager, I would obsessively read the princess trilogy by Jean Sasson that talked of beautiful, royal middle eastern princesses who had a lot but lacked the very freedom that is required to taste life. Similarly, the breathtakingly beautiful women in the movie Chekka Chivantha Vaanam somewhere irked me because of the deep-rooted patriarchy. The … More Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Hides Its Women In The Shadows Of Men