Rutuja Deshmukh

Rutuja Deshmukh is an independent journalist and features writer based out of Pune and Bhopal. She writes on cinema, gender, caste, denotified tribes, and culture at the intersection of neoliberalism. She is also a visiting faculty at FLAME University, Pune. She tweets at @rut28.

Celebrating chauvinism

The biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray is a cynical endorsement of violence.

Feb 14, 2019

Performing lust, rendering misogyny

Netflix’s ‘brave new’ offering treads old ground.

Nov 30, 2018

Latest Articles

Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.

The global branding of caste

Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.