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

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

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Rabindranath Tagore

Remembered as the composer of our National Anthem, Rabindranath Tagore was a philosopher, a poet, author, musician, painter and an activist for social change in colonial India. The first Asian to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘Gitanjali’, he spread the Indian ideology globally through his works and music. For generations, historians and… 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

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Dr. B R Ambedkar

Today we celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar – our Crusader for Social Justice. We remember Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar for his contribution to our constitution. We all studied about him in school, but have since forgotten the values he envisioned in an ‘independent India’.  Although his ideals have been co-opted and corrupted… Read More