Category: India

Bollywood: The Misogynist Songs

by Almas Virani

It’s a gloomy day in Hyderabad, the pearl city of India. There is love in the air. Love that stinks of fear, obsession, toxic masculinity, and misogyny. 27-year-old Ajay is waiting outside a girls’ college ready with the ‘song of the day’ for his ‘love’. He plays a new Bollywood song on his phone for…

Chase to size Zero

by Almas Virani

The pressure cooker is steaming with boiled chicken. It’s been whistling with boiling chicken every single day for the last 11 months. Hooting for Tanya’s big ‘fat’ race. The race to ‘size zero’. It’s been exactly 328 days since she started the race. Just like any other race, this one also needs perseverance and a…