Treading Lightly: Tackling ‘Caste’ Depictions in Bollywood

Recently, Bollywood has been churning out a barrage of “decent” movies. After decades of mind-numbing escapism where we have seen movies like Humshakals and Dhamaal, we have finally reached a stage in hindi cinema, where bold filmmakers seem ready to tackle current social issues head on. One such recent release is Article 15 starring Ayushmann… Read More

Toxic Femininity: You Give Feminism a Bad Name

At the end of 2018, Oxford Dictionary declared the word ‘toxic’ as the Word of the Year, and rightly so. Originally meant to describe physically poisonous, the word has also started being associated with relationships and masculinity. Toxic masculinity has been a hot topic of conversation recently; it refers to stereotypically male traits endorsed by… Read More

The Population Problem and Inter-Relatedness of Things

With the world population set to hit 10 million by 2030, Indian population is estimated to rise to 1.8 billion in the same period. We must take stock of our treatment of the planet, for the sake of future survival. Let’s try to understand the population problem and how it intersects with all aspects of our lives. Read More

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Sucheta Kriplani

The freedom struggle of India saw contributions in body, mind, soul, and blood by many. And yet the history texts seem to glorify only a few. Some names that have been misplaced or forgotten, deserve a mention. Not only did this formidable lady actively engage in the freedom struggle of India, she was instrumental in… Read More

Kabir Singh: Is It Really The Best Bollywood Can Do?

by Ashni Tripathi for Twisted Tiara This weekend, I decided to do something I hadn’t done in a long time: watch a Bollywood movie. I have become very selective with my movie choices in the last few years, but this time, I decided to wing it. That’s how I ended up in the theatre ready… Read More

Changing times: A Father’s Role in the Modern Family

By Deepshikha for Twisted Tiara I’ve been married for a couple of years now, and I can still say with absolute certainty that my father was integral to my upbringing, and is still vital for my survival. Father’s Day got me thinking about what role a father plays in a child’s life; after all, it… Read More

My First Hero and Constant Support: A Tribute to a Loving Father

By Tina Agarwal for Twisted Tiara “It was my father who taught me to value myself” The proverb holds true for me. I never had a lot of trust in myself but my father always proved to me that I can do anything I set my mind to; he was the one who showed me… Read More

Deuce! Equality on the Tennis Courts?

Who remembers, this time last year, Serena Williams made a splash at the French Open with her custom catsuit? With the WTA adopting new rules, including modernising its dress code in 2019, the conversation about the disparity between men and women in sports is refreshed. Tennis, is said to be more equal in terms of… Read More

Preservers of the Planet: Greta Thunberg

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara During most of your childhood, you were (or still are) constantly reminded by adults around you that you’re too young to be addressing or discussing certain issues. Sometimes it’s about politics, sometimes it’s about that crash you heard coming from your neighbours’ place upstairs, and sometimes it’s about the… Read More