Stories of Change: Scripting Her Own Fate

Gurbari Sidar is a 17 year old girl from Shankatpalli village of Dabhara Block in Chhattisgarh. Just like the other girls in her village, who were married off early, Gurbari’s marriage too was planned by her parents. Her elder sister was also married off soon after she completed her Class 10. But...

Stories of Change: Breaking Boundaries at Home

“मैं महिलाओं और लड़कियों के जीवन में बदलाव लाने के प्रयास जारी रखूंगा” (I will continue to make efforts to bring changes in lives of women and girls), said Gulab, a young changemaker from Chhattisgarh, who has joined the youth club...

Reel & Real: Blurred Lines between Cinema and Reality- Notes from Women In Films brunch at Jio MAMI Film Festival

There has been an ongoing debate around the portrayal of women in cinema, which raises questions around the lyrics of our popular item songs. We have all danced to Sheila Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui at some point. These songs are extremely catchy, and they are played everywhere, from our...

Picture Abhi Baqi Hai, Behena

1.3 billion Indians have been touched by Bollywood at some point of their existence. The Hindi film industry is significantly connected to the way talent is discovered and promoted both formally and informally in the country. From weddings to devotional songs, films permeate every cultural facet of...

Indian Film Industry must make space for ‘lady-oriented’ films

Celebrating the release of Lipstick Under My Burkha, Oxfam India today urged the Indian film fraternity to produce more women oriented cinema and make space for many more women filmmakers to tell stories from the perspectives of women and girls.Lipstick Under My Burkha was presented the Oxfam Best...