Transgender Portrayal in Indian Cinema

The Indian Film Industry Should Stop The Way They Currently Portray The Transgender Community In The Movies In A Cliché Comic And Negative Light. This Reverse-Modernization Is Degenerating And Should Be Halted. Indian movies have often influenced much public thought. Some would go on to say that they create the way people think by making them look headfast unto issues that are usually not dealt … Continue reading Transgender Portrayal in Indian Cinema

Post-Globalization Bollywood and the Invalidation of a Woman’s Choice

For any Indian youth in the 1990s, the era and after is symbolic of liberty, or the removal of barriers. As the barriers isolating the country from the rest of the world were removed, so were the barriers to liberty. However, one choice still held substantial barriers: that of a woman’s decision to say no. Rape Culture is the very embodiment of this barrier. It … Continue reading Post-Globalization Bollywood and the Invalidation of a Woman’s Choice

Representation of the Gay Community in the Indian Media – How the Big and Small Screen enforce Harmful Stereotypes

Conflicting views on homosexuality are not surprising. Western liberal democratic nations appear to be more accepting by their decriminalisation and legal recognition and gay sex and marriage. The more conservative governments, however, shun and punish those who identify as gay. The underlying principle, in more accepting nations, is that society should have no say in who people should love and how they express it – … Continue reading Representation of the Gay Community in the Indian Media – How the Big and Small Screen enforce Harmful Stereotypes

Looking for the Profound in the Ordinary – Reflections from Sonam Chaturvedi’s Art Exhibition ‘Occurrences’ at Jindal Global University

‘What common perception trivialises and misses, an artwork apprehends in its irreducible essence’ – the opening quote to Sonam Chaturvedi’s art exhibition ‘Occurrences’ perfectly anchored the philosophical approach of the display. [1] Conceived during her residency at the Jindal Centre of Visual Arts, the exhibition was on display in the art studio at Jindal Global University in May 2018. It was a result of her … Continue reading Looking for the Profound in the Ordinary – Reflections from Sonam Chaturvedi’s Art Exhibition ‘Occurrences’ at Jindal Global University