‘Lessons in Chemistry’ is a book by Bonnie Garmus and AppleTV produced show feat. Brie Larson. It’s a perfect example of why a book is usually better than film.
R.F.Kuang’s ‘Yellowface’ takes me on a whirlwind ride of my own darkest instincts, in the hands of a deeply unlikeable narrator. What a rush!
She isn’t fighting for a seat at the table. I already did that. She’s fighting me for my seat. Internalised misogyny dates back all the way to Elektra.
Back in 2003, I battled the science bros by being a woman. 20 years later, my gender is fighting for STEMism with stories as much as with science, tech & maths.
‘ Carney ‘s House Party’ by Maud Hart Lovelace turned out to be surprising fun – a hundred years in the past!
I created this piece for an UnErase Against Drugs event. I wanted to go beyond the PSA-style message and tell a story. What’s your poison?
The 1985 Tamil film ‘Sindhu-Bhairavi’ under a feminist lens shows a nuanced male storyteller gaze and some strong woman tropes. Does that make it feminist?
In India, you’re not allowed to be a woman who can’t cook. The pandemic brought me ways to navigate this and a new appreciation of food.
What does Benazir Bhutto have to do with me? We women of the subcontinent. My sisters, my friends.
Why does a woman have to earn a life of dignity through abuse & assault when men receive it as birthright?