PAULA MARKOW WRITES– Outfest Fusion, a film festival that showcases the LGBTQ community, ran from March 1 to 5 at the Chinese Theatre, offering an…View More LGBTQ: The Indian Films From Outfest You Need to See
(Certain names in the story have been shortened to protect the person’s identity.) AASHNA MALPANI WRITES– I hear a piercing wail in the background. My…View More INDIA: Postpartum Depression, Women, and the Indian Society in Between
AASHNA MALPANI WRITES — On September 6, India’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of legalizing consensual same-sex relations by striking down a draconian law…View More But Modi Ji, What About India’s LGBT Population?
Courtesy of the East West Center: From Singapore, 30 June 2018—From the Himalayas to the Korean DMZ to the South China Sea, the balance of…View More SINGAPORE: EAST WEST CENTER MEDIA CONFERENCE OFFERS OPTIMISTIC VIEWS IN CONTRAST TO MEDIA’S GENERAL SKEPTICISM
YOUSEF AL HOMAIDHI WRITES — Aadhar is an ambitious project started by the Government of India which functions under the Unique Identification Authority of India…View More INDIA: NOT UNLIKE FACEBOOK, WILL ‘AADHAR’ PROVE A BOON OR A CURSE?
DIANA JABLONSKI WRITES – Riots and protesting broke out in India last month against the release of the controversial Bollywood film “Padmaavat.” Protesters have filled…View More INDIA: PADMAAVAT FILM LEADS TO CONTROVERSY REGARDING RELIGION
FASSA SAR WRITES – Arunachalam Murugunatham’s community once even labeled him a pervert when he decided to create a low-cost sanitary pad for women in…View More FILM: WHOEVER SAID INDIA HAS NO SENSITIVE MALES?
AASHNA MALPANI WRITES – Stories of harassment and violence in India made headlines all over the world again when a Swiss couple was brutally assaulted…View More INDIA: INDIA HATES WOMEN (EVEN MORE) WHEN THEY’RE WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX
AASHNA MALPANI WRITES – Muslim women in India took the lead in changing the tone of the narrative from being a victim to an activist.…View More INDIA: HOW TO DIVORCE IN UNDER 3 SECONDS – THE TRIPLE TALAQ LAW
TOM PLATE WRITES – Indian MP and former high UN official Shashi Tharoor is easily one of the most graceful, intelligent and accessible writers well…View More INDIA: NEW BOOK BY BRILLIANT SHASHI THARO0R ON COLONIAL BRITAIN’S DEEP RACISM AND AMORAL CYNICISM
JESSICA LEGASPI WRITES — Indians around the world can turn to the media to see the Diwali celebration in India, but for those living in…View More INDIA: THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT BLANKETS PEOPLE IN SMOG
FASSA SAR WRITES – Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s new Bollywood film, Pink, combats underlying sexism and androcentrism within Indian culture. The film points out the misogynist…View More INDIA: NEW BOLLYWOOD FILM GIVES MISOGYNY THE PINK SLIP
ADRIAN NARAYAN WRITES — With more than 15 million users in 24 countries, Facebook’s Internet.org, has charmed the eyes of many Indians. The program aims to…View More INDIA: Is Free Internet Really Free?
ADRIAN NARAYAN WRITES – On Nov. 16, “India’s Daughter” will air at 10 p.m. ET on PBS’ “Independent Lens.” This critically acclaimed documentary originally aired on March 8,…View More INDIA: Women in an Insensitive Society With a Feudal Male Mindset
ADRIAN NARAYAN WRITES– Can online declarations of love defeat real-world violence and intolerance? A few thousand Indian and Pakistani social media users are trying to find out.…View More INDIA: Social Media’s answer to Shiv Sena