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A screenshot of Kalki Koechlin's rendition of 'The Printing Machine'. The background has a fade-effect of newspaper headlines. To the left is Kalki's face till the beginning of her shoulders. She is looking directly at the camera. Her hair is tied with strands across her face. To the left, in big red lettering: KALKI an underneath it, in black and strikethrough: UNBLUSHED. 'BLUSH' is bold.

Video: Kalki Koechlin: The Printing Machine | Unblushed

Sharp and evocative, Kalki Koechlin’s spoken-word poem The Printing Machine lays bare the cycle of ceaseless and desensitised consumption engendered by the media. Kalki’s short and hard-hitting sentences, keys tap-tap-tapping, and the chrrs and grrs of printing machines bring out the urgency and sensationalism media narratives embody, turning incidents of violence into a stream of headlines that make us gasp and forget, gasp and forget.
Poster image of the video ‘Friendship and Vulnerability’. Drawing of two people eating ice cream can be seen in the image. On the left side is written Friendship and Vulnerability in capital letters

Video: Friendship & Vulnerability

We are often told to speak to ourselves as we would to a friend, gently and lovingly. At the heart of friendship is vulnerability – a radical acceptance of oneself and another for who we truly are, the glowing and beautiful, as well as the dark and crooked.
A screenshot of the video. On the left side is an image of the mother, and on the right, the words- It’s Okay in white font colour are visible

Video: It’s OK Pammi!

The film begins with the mother’s dilemma around her daughter’s refusal to be ‘normal’ and marry a ‘decent boy’. As the story unfolds, we see the mother invite a ‘suitable boy’ for dinner on the same evening as the daughter’s partner is coming home to meet the family.

Video Page: Sisak

Faraz Ansari’s short film Sisak weaves an unspoken romantic narrative between two strangers who meet on a Mumbai local. The film uses silence as a powerful metaphor. The intimacy created without physical touch in a transitory space becomes a political statement and an act of dissent.

Review: Private Life

What makes a family? In the month of May, we celebrated Mother’s Day on the 10th and the International Day of Families on the 15th. I find both these days interesting because as a single woman, one of the initial questions I often get asked when meeting people for the first time is, “Do you…

Video: Why we shouldn’t shy away from sexual education | Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli | TEDxChisinau

Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli makes a powerful case for sexuality education for young people and why it is important for their physical, psychological and social development. As he emphasises, sexuality education helps to prepare young people have a healthy sexual and reproductive life, build social skills, prevent infections and unwanted pregnancies, develop equitable relationships, and become assertive…

Video Page: Eligible Bachelorette

Going on a first date with someone one has never met can be a fraught experience, especially if it is with a view to finding a marriage partner! What will happen? Will it go well? How to tell whether it’s working or if there is any potential for the future? Watch what goes on in…
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