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

Social Sector in India: For Social Good or Financial Gains?

Did you know that India could potentially have the highest number of non-government, not-for-profit organisations in the world? Of course you didn’t, because despite a high number of NGOs, they haven’t achieved very much. As a country, we have 3.3 million NGOs, and this is a figure from 2008, more than 10 years ago! We… Read More

Preservers of the Planet: Hey, Solar Sister!

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara Women entrepreneurs from Africa are helping increase access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa through an innovative off-grid renewable energy model. They are literally helping brighten the world and lighting the path for more women in the renewable energy sector. Energy, Development and Sustainability Access to energy is one of… Read More

Fallen from Grace, Flat on her Face: Why, Kangana?

If you are Indian, and have a heartbeat, regardless of whether you religiously follow Bollywood releases or gossip, you must have heard of Kangana Ranaut. She has been in the news for a while, a few years even. Sometimes it’s for the right reasons like her performances, but lately it’s her controversial personal opinions on… Read More

The Road to a Sustainable Future: A Call for Climate Education!

“As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.” Al Gore Climate… 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

Bringing Back the “Groove” in Mangroves

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara Celebrating International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (26th July), by talking about these ignored coastal forests. Let’s start from the beginning. What exactly are mangroves? No, they’ve got nothing to do with a man’s facial hair. Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land… 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