Gender

New Film Prize Created To Promote Better Roles For Women

The New York-based Independent Filmmaker Project and Phosphate Productions have partnered to create a new prize, The Phosphate Prize at IFP, to encourage indie film writers an...

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Making Labour Joyful

BIRTH is an unpredictable affair. One moment you are contentedly showering your enormous, overstretched self, or lying on a hard hospital bed with nothing much to do; the next...

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It’s Time That English News Media Stops Being Sexist.

The news channels keep debating about how women get a raw deal in our country. How India is a male-dominated society. Anchors and activists get your blood to a boil, an Arnab ...

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Caste Scars Gender Reality In K’shetra Village

Male child boom in upper caste families as girls’ ratio stands at 308Upper caste families of Mangoli Jattan village — having the worst gender ratio in the district...

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Queen Bee Syndrome’: The Myth That Keeps Working Women In Their Little Box

The idea popularised by Heathers and The Devil Wears Prada, that successful women connive to keep other women down, bears no relation to reality. A new survey by Columbia Busi...

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Diversity In Children’s Apps: ‘Gender Depictions Tend To Be Very Stereotyped’

A growing number of children’s app makers are upping their efforts to ensure their products do a better job of reflecting the diversity of their young audiences. This wa...

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‘The Trials Of Spring’ Documentary Project Amplifies Voices Of Women In The Arab Spring

A new multimedia documentary project is spotlighting the vital roles of women in the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. “The Trials of Spring”, is a series of six shorts,...

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After Retirement, Esther Ritz Became A Full-Time Painter At 55 And Never Looked Back

The art world has an alluring, if somewhat illusory, exterior. It gives off the impression of being progressive, fluid, experimental — a space for outsiders of all kinds...

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Books About Women Don’t Win Major Fiction Prizes. How Can We Change That?

Man, woman, cyborg — no matter what kind of writer you are, if you want to win a major literary award, there’s just one thing you have to do: Make sure your main c...

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Girls Rule In An Indian Village

Though small and remote, the village of Mawlynnong, bordering Bangladesh in India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya, attracts tourists from all over the globe. Most come...

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KALEIDOSCOPE: A TALE SET IN THE TIMES OF ANARCHY

With Kahini: A Story of Our Times, Om Books International’s recently published Eng...

April 18 2024

BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respect...

April 17 2024

THOUGHT FACTORY: ESCAPING THE HEAT

Why do hill stations reign as the best travel destinations during summer? Vinta Nanda ex...

April 16 2024