With a career spanning forty years after being educated at NSD, Sushmita has seen cinema from single screen to multiplex to OTT. Her passion has driven her through four decades. "Every child has to go through the journey of finding what you love to do and fight for it." she says. And she humbly owns … Continue reading An Evening with Sushmita Mukherjee
“Gender did not really play a role in my choice of career, but I realized quite early that economic independence was the key to emancipation” said Manjari Balu, in an interesting IWI Debate we had last Friday. We were celebrating Women in Finance all of February at IWI. Prof. Thenmozhi from IIT Madras, Sheetal Sharad, … Continue reading Know Your Money!
The first day of my engineering college is etched carefully in my mental map, simply because it was the first day of my life post school. I had been crazy with excitement, redoing my wardrobe, carefully choosing accessories, discussing dares and ragging stuff with my schoolmates. I had been so brainwashed by the movies and literature of the times that glorified college days as the rosiest days of one’s life that I was expecting something akin to Grown-ish or Friends or even Jaane Tu ya Jaane Na in my new college…
‘Mansplaining’ as the internet explains to you is a blend of 'man' and the informal form 'splaining' of the gerund ‘explaining’. It is a pejorative term defining a situation when a man comments on or explains something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner Lily Rothman, of The Atlantic, defines it as ‘explaining without regard to the fact that the … Continue reading Evesplaining the phenomenon of Mansplaining
To trend on Twitter and hog the ephemeral limelight of prime time TV is looked upon as the pinnacle of validation now. For 250 characters or a complete 60 seconds, the world has its senses tuned into you. Perhaps that is why, even the most conservative of women were seen shyly sharing their TikTok videos. … Continue reading The dichotomy of limelight : A 2020 vision