Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Vrinda Loiwal

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Books & Starters Seeing Like a Feminist (Nivedita Menon) The first book that equipped me, a layperson, to see the world through a feminist lens. I surprise myself by finding valuable learnings to be gleaned from the book each time I revisit a page.  Described thus: “For Nivedita Menon, feminism is not about a moment… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Asnah Anver, Mihir Choughule, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

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  Films & Appetizers LA VITA È BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL) [1997] Films on the Holocaust tend to be very bleak, utterly solemn - and justifiably so. And Life Is Beautiful is no different. Set in Europe before and during WWII, Benigni (who also directed it) plays a small-town book owner who falls in love and has… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Roshini Suparna Diwakar

Left, Right, Left: Marching to the Beat of Ideology

This is everything on the table: I grew up in the '90s in a middle class, urban, educated family in Bangalore. This is not to say that my parents were rich. My father had lost both his parents by the age of 26, and he worked hard to stay standing on his two feet. I… Continue reading Left, Right, Left: Marching to the Beat of Ideology