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Finally, an account of the glamour world that stitches an accurate narrative

Mannequin: Working Women in India’s Glamour Industry manages to avoid the traditional trap of pitting feminists and the glamour industry against each other.
Veere Di Wedding

Veere Di Wedding is an apology for feminism and doesn’t really celebrate independent women

If you want to watch a movie about a woman asserting herself, finding happiness without a man, and not being unnecessarily mean to anyone, watch Kangana Ranaut’s Queen.
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Kristen Stewart shedding her heels on the Cannes red carpet was a tall act

American actress had removed her heels at the Cannes film festival where it is mandatory for women to wear them.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Sonam Kapoor’s name change – choice feminism or blatant patriarchy?

ThePrint's young team weighs in on whether Sonam Kapoor's decision to take on her husband's name undercuts her feminism.
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Veere Di Wedding: Bollywood needs better education. Maybe a sociology class?

The movie’s trailer and song objectifies men, exactly in the same manner that women have been objectified in Bollywood for decades.
Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat to V.S. Naipaul: Why do male authors fail to create real women characters?

It’s an incredible disservice to women to continue to reduce them to blank canvasses waiting for male protagonists to paint them over.
JNU protest

‘Listen to the kids, bruh’: Even Kanye West knows how to treat students better than India

A quick search of the last few years of student protests will throw up a common theme of dampened dissent, active slander, and disenfranchisement of students as political stakeholders in the world they live in.
Tannishtha Chatterjee

Indian film stars should be politically active, says Tannishtha Chatterjee

Chatterjee says censorship is one of the biggest issues the Indian film industry faces, stresses the need to question powerful institutions.
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Here’s what’s still holding working women back in 2018

Women are still paid less, female bosses are still in the minority and motherhood still carries the risk of total career derailment.
Women sit outside a shopping centre, in Bangalore, India

They offer free spas on Women’s Day and call us ungrateful angry feminists rest of the year

My problem is with the false sense of activism that women's day provides to companies for thinking they are contributing to the women’s movement.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?