Posts By titas bose

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Sexism in Hollywood

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When James Cameroon’s ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy awards for The Hurt Locker, the media seemed to go on about it for an unduly long time. It’s as if, a woman winning the Oscars…

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It’s all About Choice!

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This cartoon, drawn by male cartoonist Malcolm Evans became viral in the social network sometime ago. It is, as you can well understand, a rather interesting and complicated scenario lending a graphic twist to the…

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Nishtha- Faith in Change

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Mita was married off by her parents when she was only fifteen. As in the case of many other forced marriages like hers, she was tortured both physically and mentally by her husband and was…

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The Many Faces of Draupadi

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Characters from cult texts like epics often become stereotypes to be admired, looked up to and followed. Draupadi from ‘The Mahabharata’ and Sita of ‘The Ramayana’ are no doubt model women who are discussed and…

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Patriarchy in Language

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As a student of literary and cultural theory, I have often wondered about the actual connection between theory and practical life. Often we are rigorously discussing concepts and terms that have very little application in…

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