India’s Bahu: The Many Roles of Married Women

Marriage is a complicated concept: a man and a woman vow to be together, love each other and support each other through thick and thin. It makes perfect sense when thought about abstractly, but the reality of marriage brings along many nuances. The Two People in a Marriage In India, marriage means significantly more compromise… Read More

Malala: Times She Proved She is the Feminist Everyone Needs

All of us have heard of Malala before, even if some of us know the absolute basics about her. She is one of our favourite feminist icons, and here is why! Malala is a staunch advocate of ‘education for all’, and has grown into a fierce feminist at the young age of twenty-two. Her Brush… Read More

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Priyanka Chopra

By Heli Haribhakti for Twisted Tiara “Priyanka Chopra is an icon for young Indians who identify with her drive, passion, intelligence and charisma,” read a statement. Her success from being an Indian actor to a globally know personality, has gotten her admiration by the men and has women idolising her. Of course, marrying the American… Read More

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

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

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

Operation Flood: Women and the White Revolution in India

The White Revolution, changed the course of dairy industry in India and helped bring opportunities to the marginal farmers, especially women in rural parts of India. The Anand Milk Union Limited, more dearly known as AMUL was the first of its kind milk co-operative that set the milk pails rolling. The shift of focus from… Read More

Menstrual Hygiene is Important. Period.

Riddle us this: What is frequent, inevitable, completely natural and affects over half the world population and yet frowned upon and completely ignored by society? Menstruation. And all related issues and connotations. The M word, (for menstruation or mahavari in Hindi) has long been stigmatised in our vocabulary and society. It is not a topic considered… Read More

Break the Taboo, Ask What Can We Do: HIV Awareness in India

2.1 million people in India are living with HIV, making up 0.22% of our population and the third largest HIV epidemic globally. In 1986 when AIDS was first detected in India, Tamil Nadu, measures were taken to ensure detection, prevention and awareness regarding HIV and AIDS in India. From 2001 to 2017, India has managed… Read More