Thought Box

Reluctant Femme Fatale

Most books about espionage have men running about doing the cloak and dagger stuff, occasionally running into a femme fatale for diversion. But there were many women who also ...

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Show titled ‘Burgerz’ puts a Microscope on Gender and Transphobia

Travis Alabanza, a non-binary artist has been battling transphobia with burgers. In 2016, someone threw a burger at them, calling them a “tranny”. This is only one...

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Small Is In

There are so many small performance spaces in the city now that it is possible to experiment with content and presentation. At a show of Love Matters, audiences are invi...

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Rapp vs Russia

These days, a popular fictional character does not die when his (or her) creator does; so when Vince Flynn, writer of bestselling political thrillers passed away in 2013, Kyle...

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Strangers on a Train

There is something romantic about train travel, which is probably why so many love stories begin when two people embark on a journey in a train.  So many novels and films...

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Strike Four

Under the pen name Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling (who hasn't heard of Harry Potter?) writes crime thrillers with a one-legged detective, Cormoran Strike, and his smart partner ...

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What #MeToo can Achieve for the Time Being?

The MeToo wave sweeping social media today, triggered by Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of molestation against Nana Patekar in September, is a 2.0 redux of Raya Sark...

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Secrets & Lies

Can an outwardly stable and happy marriage be built on the foundation of a lie? What happens when a 48-year-old marriage falls apart? Saurabh Shukla’s new play, Jab...

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Sach Bharat –I: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Ki Sachhayi

Making false claims, misusing government machinery for propaganda, and managing events and headlines are the hallmarks of the Modi style of governance. Every year on October 2...

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Righting a Wrong

Sexual harassment of women is coming out of the closet so to say and white male entitlement is getting a much-deserved bashing in the media. Bestselling writer Emily Giffin&rs...

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Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder now as common as Depression

A new study reveals some 10 percent of men and seven percent of women struggle to contro...

November 16 2018

India can lead the way in defanging the Defamation Laws

Women in India are fighting for their workplace equality and dignity. The recent issue o...

November 16 2018

Come winter, Meghalaya celebrates the ‘100 Drum Wangala Festival’

The Wangala Festival of Meghalaya which is also known as the “100 Drum W...

November 15 2018