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Still from ‘Indecent Proposal’ (1993)

Review: Offers You Can’t Refuse

It was a million dollar question. Literally. The Hollywood film Indecent Proposal (1993) had actors Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson playing, respectively, Diana Murphy, a real estate professional, and David Murphy, an architect, who are childhood sweethearts just within grasp of realising their dream house when recession strikes. They lose their jobs, default on house…
A photograph of a city street. (Haus Khas Village Lane)

The Learning Curve on Desire, Desirability, and Financial Access

From my experience of being at the receiving end of this snap judgment of desirability, and seeing what a loss it is of getting to know people as persons instead of cardboard images, I realise how unjust this approach is towards seeking companions (which doesn’t necessarily mean romantic partners). This is not how I would want to be seen. I have been missing out on a lot of sexual, emotional and intellectual stimulation by reducing a person’s attractiveness to these notions.
A photograph of Kaathala Kaathala , where the man wearing a heavily dressed head gearis trying to grope a woman from behond, while the woman is trying to get rid of his hold. She is also dressed in saree and a heavy head gear. Screen reader support enabled. A photograph of Kaathala Kaathala , where the man wearing a heavily dressed head gearis trying to grope a woman from behond, while the woman is trying to get rid of his hold. She is also dressed in saree and a heavy head gear.

Issue in Focus: Money, Money, Money – Must be Funny

A few days ago, we were doing a self-reflective exercise at work on what gives us power, how we demonstrate power, and what (or who) has power over us. Surprisingly, but not much, I found money featuring across the board for me: be it through financial independence or financial constraints. Power, as exercised by me or as exercised over me, has been intricately tied with my sexuality – ranging from job options to travel decisions to reproductive choices – and money seemed to lord over it all. It wasn’t the only lord, but it was quite a powerful lord.
Its a back and white photo of a pregnant woman holding her belly. It also shows a vague outlne of the foetus.

प्रजनन प्रौद्योगिकी – एक नारीवादी विश्लेषण

रुपसा मल्लिक द्वारा लिखित सोमिंदर कुमार द्वारा अनुवादित पिछले दो दशकों से प्रजनन प्रौद्योगिकी (रिप्रोडक्टिव टेक्नोलॉजी आरटी)[1] का उपयोग आम तौर पर महिलाओं के जीवन का एक अभिन्न अंग बन गया है और महिलाओं को इसका उपयोग करना ही होता है। विभिन्न प्रकार की नई और पुरानी प्रजनन प्रौद्योगिकी के उपलब्ध होने की बढ़ी जानकारी…
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