Meet Bossypants: Tina Fey is the Feminist Icon We Need

Who is Tina Fey? There are a few people who haven’t heard the name, but for the millennials who have grown up without the wisdom of Liz Lemon, here is a short introduction. Tina Fey is a 49-year-old writer, comedian, producer and actor who still remains very relevant in the entertainment industry despite the blatant… Read More

A Letter to my Unborn Child: My Hopes for the Future Generation of India

by Deepshikha for Twisted Tiara To my Unborn Child, I’m not sure how to begin this letter; there is so much I want to say to you. The world is an interesting place, but it can also be dark and full of terrors. I want to protect you, but I also want to give you… Read More

Fierce Women Who Stood up to Terrorism in the 21st Century

28 years ago, on 21 May 1991, India was rocked to silence. Our Prime Minister, beloved at the time, Shri Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a public terrorist suicide bombing by the LTTE. Since then, India has been commemorating 21 May as National Anti-Terrorism Day. With regions of India, including Kashmir, North-east and east-central areas,… Read More

Women: Is Technology our Saviour?

When the first computer was built, neither Ada Lovelace nor Charles Babbage would not have imagined it to evolve into smartphones and the endless range of gadgets we have today. The scientists of yesteryear couldn’t have imagined what technology would look like today, nor what it would be used for. Snapchat probably wouldn’t even have… Read More

Eating Disorders: India Needs to Pay Attention

Western countries, with their strong associations between slimness and beauty, have a significantly higher rate of widespread eating disorders in their population. Statistically speaking, the proportion of India’s population suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating is a lot lesser than that in western countries, but that doesn’t mean that the… Read More

The Women of Star Wars: May The Force be With Them

Star Wars has been a cultural icon that has carried over from the last century. When it first came out, it blew minds with its immersive visuals and its story line full of hope, bravery and sacrifice, and the new movies have just concretized its fan following. Now that we’ve introduced the franchise, we’re delving… Read More

Women, the Vote and Political Participation: A call for Equality and Empowerment

Women’s Political Empowerment Day is a celebration for women representation in Panchayati Raj Institutions, initiated by The Institute of Social Sciences in 1994. Every year, over 600 women representatives from various Panchayats in India participate in this event where local-level achievements are recognised and information about their constitutional duties and rights is shared. The aim… Read More

Paradox of Pressure in a Patriarchy – A Male Perspective

By Yash Kapadia for Twisted Tiara The idea that men could have it tough in a patriarchal society, seems counterintuitive. However, it doesn’t take movies like 3 Idiots, Peepli live and Udaan to remind us of the many forms of social pressures and stresses that most Indian men are subjected to. Barring the fabled hermits… Read More

11 Reasons why Hermione Granger is a Feminist Literary Favourite Character

It is Emma Watson’s Birthday this month and we love her for who she truly is. She has played strong stereotype defying roles, embracing each character and their flaws beautifully. We have seen Emma blossom into a real life version of our favourite literary character: Hermione Granger. Emma, like Hermione is a champion for equal… Read More

Brooklyn Nine Nine: Breaking Gender Stereotypes Like a Boss

Brooklyn Nine Nine is one of those TV shows that you can watch again and again, made by some of the the same writers that have churned out brilliant comedies like Parks and Recreation, The Office and The Good Place. Never before has a cop show been such a light-hearted, ridiculous comedy with some deep… Read More