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The making and unmaking of a star

On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.

| Jul 26, 2018

Words and warriors

Nepali women slam poets write on their lives and times.

| Sep 26, 2016

Questioning Sairat’s politics

The caste and gender dynamics of Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Sairat’.

| Jul 25, 2016

Of love’s austere and lonely offices

The film Aligarh has ruffled the feathers of conservatives within and outside Aligarh Muslim University.

| May 26, 2016

Women in labour

What are the implications of the rise in commercial surrogacy in India?

| Mar 30, 2015

Of nymphs and flowering trees

Female rites of passage – Ramanujan’s Kannada tales and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

| Mar 20, 2015

Campus gender politics

Students at Indian universities demand better gender sensitisation.

| Feb 20, 2015

Cinematic dissent

A new book on dissent in Southasian film highlights the gender, class, caste and religious fractures of the region.

| Dec 12, 2013

Castes and moulds

Abha Sur exposes how caste, class and gender prejudices continue to shape Indian science.

| May 05, 2013

The Birangana and the birth of Bangladesh

Women and wombs during, and following, the Liberation War.

| Mar 20, 2012

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