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Dear woke Indians, please stop ruining DDLJ with your 2020 vision

After 25 years of being released, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is cringeworthy in 2020. But Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol’s film was progressive and feminist in 1995.
YouTube screengrab from the trailer of Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi review — an unlikeable heroine portrayed brilliantly but with too much drama

Based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, Amazon Prime Video’s new movie starring Vidya Balan has some great moments, but they don’t come together.
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I went undercover with women social media extremists. They want traditional roles to return

In Going Dark, The Secret Social Lives of Extremists, Julia Ebner talks about her experience with ‘Trad Wives,’ a women’s group where feminism is banned.
Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march

Watch your language when you describe anti-trans feminists

The so-called TERFs think the term is inaccurate too: they insist that they’re not trans-exclusionary because they include trans men in the category of women.
Protest against rape

Feminism has a problem – it’s over-dependence on the state to deliver for women

In Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall writes women who are outspoken about police brutality or sexual assault are positioned more as sacrifices than saviours.

Uncle, please sit. Jaggi Vasudev needs to shut up on things he has no clue about

Much like science and the Citizenship Amendment Act, feminism is also a topic Sadhguru has no knowledge of but absolutely loves to talk about.
Rani Mukerji in Mardaani 2 | Facebook

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has got its timing right – India wants instant & bloody justice

When a police officer is violent, she is giving vent to people’s helplessness. Bollywood movies such as Mardaani dish out rough justice as feminism.
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Why Bollywood needs a Parvathy Thiruvothu — an actress not afraid of the F-word

Parvathy Thirovothu called out Arjun Reddy’s misogyny on Film Companion, as Alia Bhatt fidgeted with her nails and Deepika Padukone made sure lipstick didn't stain her teeth.
RSS workers participate in path-sanchalan (route march), at Bolpur in Birbhum on 29 September

Feminism a Woodstock-inspired fad, snug families can check rape, says new RSS book

The RSS views on several issues, including divorces and live-in relationships, have been detailed in a new book out Tuesday.

Airtel to Amazon — how big brands get the idea of feminism terribly wrong

From token ‘fixing’ of the gender pay disparity to making sure women do double the work, a look at how feminism and women's empowerment are misunderstood by brands.

On Camera

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Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.
RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.