The southern Indian state of Kerala is under our spotlight this month, as pioneering Malayalam filmmaker Anjali Menon shares why we need more sensitivity in cinema, and a family shares their traumatic experience of surviving the Kerala floods. Plus a debate on ‘menstrual leave’ for working women, a report on the ‘tiger widows’ of the Sundarbans, fashion, travel, recipes and more! Start reading now.
Nandita Das has donned many hats, from actor to filmmaker, but the one that has stayed consistent is the steel-willed activist, unafraid to speak out. In this exclusive interview, she talks about her life journey, inspirations and why certain stories need to be told.
Alankrita Shrivastava’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ created a storm of controversy when the censor board blocked its release, deeming the subject of female sexuality unfit for public consumption. But the feisty filmmaker wasn’t going down without a fight.