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Is Celeb Gossip Unethical? ft. Paromita Vohra
Episode 1: What the Hell Is Hallyu?
Episode 2: The K‑Drama Secret Ingredient
Episode 3: The Making of a K‑pop Fan
Episode 4: Flower Boys, Glass Skin, Killer Coats
Episode 5: Found in Translation
Episode 6: Fandom or Obsession?
The Last Courtesans of Bombay
Episode 1: Finding the Tawaifs
Episode 2: A Poet’s Taleem
Episode 3: A Break With the Past
Episode 4: A Crumbling Community
The Night Shift
Episode 1: The Taxi Driver
Episode 2: The Bar Dancer
Episode 3: The Bouncer
Episode 4: The Home Guard
The 'In Perspective' Podcast
How Sexual Policing Impacts Treatment of Women’s Traumas, the Unique History of Hysteria in India and More With Dr. Sarah Pinto
The Misrepresentation of Indian Coolie Women in Nationalist Discourse and More With Dr. Arunima Datta
What Was So Obscene About Ismat Chughtai’s ‘Lihaaf,’ the Role of Literature in Nationalist Discourse and More With Dr. Geeta Patel
Political Resistance Through Classical Dance, Questioning the ‘Ideal’ Body and More With Ranjana Dave
Matriliny in Kerala, Ravi Varma’s Art, and More With Dr. G. Anurima
‘Bad Women’ in Bangla Detective Novels, Zenana Stereotypes, and More With Dr. Shampa Roy
Tamil Women Writing About Desire in the 1920s, Casteless Marriage and More With Dr. Mytheli Sreenivas
Rituparno Ghosh’s Legacy, Media Censorship, Queer Indian Cinema and More With Dr. Shohini Ghosh
The Evolution of Girls’ Education in India and More With Dr. Divya Kannan
Debates Around Obscenity, Sexology in 19th Century India, and More With Dr. Charu Gupta
The Age of Marriage, Regulation of Sex Work in Colonial India and More With Dr. Ashwini Tambe
Empowering Women Online Through Consent and Anonymity and More With Dr. Anja Kovacs
Why We Romanticize Motherhood, Indian Women Going Childfree And More With Amrita Nandy
The Birth of Cabaret in Bollywood, the Death of the Movie Poster And More With Dr. Ranjani Mazumdar
Sati, Debates on Women’s Consent in Colonial India and More with Dr. Tanika Sarkar
Indian Women’s Reproductive Rights Through the Ages and More with Dr. Sanjam Ahluwalia
The Woman Poisoner Stereotype, Anti‑Abortion Laws in Colonial India and More with Dr. Mitra Sharafi
Who Benefits From Development in the Northeast and More With Dr. Dolly Kikon
How Indian Women Got the Right to Vote and More with Dr. Mrinalini Sinha
Sustainable Cities, Environmental Activism and More with Dr. Harini Nagendra
Queer Love in Pre‑Modern India and More with Dr. Ruth Vanita
Why Feminists Are Accused of Betraying the Nation and More With Dr. Mary E John
The Unknown Feminists of India’s Independence and More With Dr. Vibhuti Patel
The One Story
What Pop Culture’s Fixation With ‘Daddy Issues’ Is Really About
Dissecting the Myth Of ‘Bad Mothers’
Why AI Art Makes the Internet — And Art — Less Authentic
How Our Fixation on Independence as a Universal Goal Excludes Disabled, Chronically Ill People
How Facial Recognition AI Reinforces Discrimination Against Trans People
How Pop Culture Paints an Unhealthy, Unsustainable Picture of Friendships
Anti‑Capitalism Is Cool. When Will It Be Revolutionary Again?
How Representation in Horror Films Creates Space for Our Most Urgent Fears
How the Lack of Sex Education Makes Many Indian Women Unable To Communicate Their Sexual Needs, Pleasure
How a Culture of Guilt Around Spending Fractures Young Indians’ Relationship With Money
How Modern Society Complicates the Grief of Heartbreak
Why Young Indians Continue to Sacrifice Sleep
Science Shows Miscarriages Don’t Happen Because of Anything Women Do. So Why Does Society Continue to Blame Them?
How Tattoos, Piercings Can Serve as a Coping Mechanism From Trauma
What Women in Pop Culture Teach Us About the Many Joys of Anger
Why We Need to Re‑Examine ‘Brownness’ as an Identity Marker
Many Young Adults Are Still Traumatized by Their Parents’ Fights. This Leads Them Into Destructive Relationship Patterns
How Asexual People Feel Excluded From Queer Spaces, Complicating Their Identity
Why the Cult of ‘Doing What You Love’ Is Losing Steam
The Issue With Seeing PCOS As Just a ‘Period Problem’
What Family Heirlooms Can Teach People About Their Histories
Why Usage of Trigger Warnings Persist Despite Research Suggesting They Might Be Counterproductive
What Pop Culture Misunderstands About Serial Killers
How Climate Change May Be Shaping Our Relationship Choices
Will We Ever Get Our Attention Span Back?
How Some People in Abusive Relationships Found Comfort, Freedom Through Infidelity
How Much Can Food Help People Heal From Trauma?
How Novels Have Shaped Women’s Understanding of Sex in the Absence of Sex Education
Society Idealizes Having a Great Memory. But What if It’s Better to Forget?
Why It Can Be Harder to Get Over Almost‑Relationships Than Actual Ones
How OTT Films Perpetuate an Upper Class, Caste Aesthetic for the Social Media Generation
Casteism Still Thrives in Elite Schools in India. What Would Anti‑Caste Education Look Like?
How EdTech Firms Are Capitalizing on the Fear of a ‘Covid Learning Gap’
How Being Guilt‑Tripped by Parents, Partners Can Leave Long‑Term Mental Scars
How Schools, Colleges Socialize Indians Into Perpetuating Islamophobia
How Meftal Redefined the Cultural Relationship Between Pain and Femininity
How the Morning‑After Pill Became the Most‑Used Birth Control for Young Indian Women
How Self‑Care Went From Scented Candles to Affirmations, and Why It Still Doesn’t Help
Indian Adults Are Leading ‘Double Lives’ to Avoid Controlling Parents. But What’s the Hidden Cost?
Urban Villages of India Are Being Erased by Development. How Can We Preserve Their Histories?
How Radical Kindness Can Be a Transformative Tool for Change
Zodiac Memes Can’t Save Us From the Dangerous Influence of Astrology in India
How the Indian System Keeps ‘Single’ Women Dependent on Others
Re‑Release: Can Hookup Culture Be Empowering?
Is AI Killing Creativity?
Have Girlbosses Ruined Feminism?
When Does Comedy Go Too Far? ft. Anurag Minus Verma
Is Celeb Gossip Unethical? ft. Paromita Vohra
RD: The Best, Worst, and Most Bizarre Moments of 2022
Is Sex Positivity Excluding Asexuality?
Why Is the Hype Around RRR Problematic?
Can Men Be Good Feminists?
Re‑release: Do Women Need to Be Protected?
Why Is the Movie Never as Good as the Book?
Does Privilege Corrupt People? Ft. The White Lotus
What’s Wrong With Being a Quitter?
Is There a Right Way to Protest Climate Change?
Is Feminist Storytelling Becoming Tokenistic? Ft. HOTD
Are Trauma Narratives Always Exploitative? Ft. ‘Blonde’
What’s Missing From Sex Education?
Is There Such a Thing as a Bad Mother?
Is It Okay To Be a Bad Feminist?
Brown Representation Ft. ‘Never Have I Ever’
What Went Wrong With Body Positivity?
Can Marriage Ever Be Feminist?
What’s Wrong With Trashy TV?
Re‑Release: Can Kink Help Us Better Understand Consent?
Can Rom‑Coms Be Feminist?
Is ‘Tough Love’ Effective?
Is Mental Health Leave Essential?
Is It Okay To Aspire To Be Rich?
Should We ‘Fix’ Our Partners?
What Went Wrong With Wokeness?
Is Stan Culture Ruining Society?
Does Stability In Relationships Kill Passion?
Which Women Do We Believe?
Is Emotional Cheating Worse Than Physical Cheating?
Re‑Release: Is It Time We Stop Worshipping Our Elders?
Is Self‑care Inherently Selfish?
Is Too Much Optimism a Bad Thing?
Can Exes Be Friends?
Should Looks Matter?
What’s Wrong With PDA?
Has Social Media Ruined How We Communicate?
Are Long‑Distance Relationships Doomed to Fail?
Do We Need to Give Back to Our Parents?
What Do We Owe Our Sexual Partners?
How Important Is It to ‘Check Your Privilege’?
The ‘Strong Independent Woman’: Still Relevant, Or Outdated?
Beauty: Feminist or Not?
Is Productivity Unhealthy?
Do Dysfunctional Families Damage You for Life?
Should Women Ever Censor Themselves for Their Own Safety?
Can Het Romance Be Feminist?
Can Fighting With Friends Be Healthy?
How Much Does Money Matter in Relationships?
Does Motherhood Hurt Women’s Careers?
Can Hookup Culture Be Empowering?
Do People Deserve Credit for Being Allies?
Can Kindness Be Unconditional?
Have Influencers Ruined Entertainment?
Do We Need Role Models?
Should People With Political Differences Be Friends?
Is There Such a Thing as ‘Laziness’?
Are Office Romances Ethical?
Have Dating Apps Ruined Dating?
Does It Pay To Be Nice?
Do We Need Four‑day Workweeks?
What Makes Someone a Bad Friend?
Is It Wrong to ‘Use’ People?
Is There a Generation Gap in Feminism?
Is It Okay to Not Want a Career?
Is Social Media Activism Effective?
What’s Wrong With Being ‘Single’ for Life?
What’s Wrong With Bragging?
What Is the Point of Awards?
Is Western Culture Bad for Indian Values?
Are Sports Too Commercialised?
How Much Can You Blame Your Childhood for How You Are?
What’s Wrong with Getting Cosmetic Surgery?
What’s Wrong With Being ‘Vanilla’?
Is Surveillance Ever Okay?
What’s So Great About Fame?
Do Women Need To Be Protected?
Do Our Films Need a Censor Board?
Does the ‘Dream Job’ Exist?
Is Cheating the System Okay?
Does the World Need More Children?
Do We Really Need School Exams?
Does Trauma Make You Stronger?
What Does Sensitive Media Coverage of Sexual Violence Look Like?
What’s Wrong With Rebound Relationships?
Is Escapism During a Crisis Okay?
Is Blame Constructive In Times of Crisis?
Do We Need Celebrities To Be Activists?
Can We Speak Ill of the Dead?
What’s Wrong With Having a ‘Type’?
Can Pop Culture Nostalgia Be Harmful?
Should We Reject All Sanskars?
Do Children Need To Be Protected From Sex in Media?
Are Royal Families Relevant Anymore?
Is There Anything Good About Consumerism?
Is Reality TV All Bad?
Should We Stop Glorifying Gym Bodies?
How Important Is Sex in a Romantic Relationship?
Is Showing Vulnerability a Sign of Weakness?
Should People Be Accountable for Their Partners’ Transgressions?
Can Art Critique Religion Without Being Offensive?
Should Homemakers Be Paid a Salary?
Is Eating Meat Ethical?
The Worst and Worst of 2020
Should Teens Be Accountable for Their Behaviour Online?
Can Jealousy Ever Be a Good Thing?
What Does It Mean to Be ‘Anti‑National’?
Does Society Benefit From Fan Cultures?
How Responsible Are We for Others’ Mental Health?
What’s the Problem With Public Nudity?
Is It Ever Okay To Not Practice What You Preach?
Is It Okay To Comment on Others’ Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices?
What Makes Relationships Toxic?
Should Brands Take Positions on Social Justice Issues?
Is Snitching Wrong?
Should All Women Uplift All Women?
Does the Context of a #Metoo Accusation Matter?
Can Women Be Misogynistic?
Is Vanity Always a Bad Thing?
Is Chivalry Dead? (And Should It Be?)
Do Friends and Family Need To Approve of People You Date?
Can Mockery Ever Be a Sign of Affection?
Is the Notion of Inheritance Flawed?
Re‑Release: Do Friendships Require Emotional Boundaries?
Is It Time We Stop Worshipping Our Elders?
When Is Flirting Creepy and When Is It Flattering?
Is Social Media Killing or Elevating Public Discourse?
Can Kink Help Us Better Understand Consent?
Is It Time to Change How We Talk About Infidelity?
Should Long‑Term Romantic Partnerships Be a Life Goal?
Who Is Responsible for Educating People About Social Justice?
Is Violence a Valid Form of Protest?
Capitalism: Broken Economic System or Convenient Scapegoat?
In Conversation With the Women Behind ‘Four More Shots Please’
Special Episode: Pakistani Feminists Talk Desi Activism
Can Sexual Harassers Or Abusers Be ‘Good’ Men?
Will Lockdown Change Beauty Norms For Good?
Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Special
Has Lockdown Made Us Reconsider the Work From Home Fantasy?
Has the Lockdown Made Celebrities More #Relatable?
Is Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic an Individual or State Responsibility?
Is Catfishing Okay?
Should We Circulate Images of Violence on Social Media?
Conspiracy Theories Special
Should We Care About Politicians’ Romantic Lives?
Is Celebrating Valentine’s Day an Act of Rebellion in India?
Is Heckling a Valid Form of Dissent?
Is Cancel Culture Harmful?
Is Celebrity Gossip Harming Our Social Discourse?
Is Monogamy Outdated?
Does Social Media Aid or Dilute Protest Movements?
Is the RomCom Still Relevant in 2020?
The Year‑End Special
Can the Body Positivity Movement Ever Be Truly Inclusive?
Should Rape and Sexual Violence Be Portrayed in Film and on TV?
Does ‘Men Are Trash’ Rhetoric Help or Hurt the Fight for Gender Equality?
Do Friendships Require Emotional Boundaries?
Is Ghosting Ethical?
When Is It Ethical to Stand By a Friend or Family Member Accused of Sexual Harassment?
How Okay Is It to Date Someone Much Younger?
Should All Cultural Content Be Viewed From a Social Justice Perspective?
Has the MeToo Movement in India Been Successful?
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