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Will Bollywood allow a #MeToo movement?

By Kouser Fathima
When Parveen Babi spoke against Amitabh Bachchan, she was labelled delusional. Mamta Kulkarni’s promising career ended abruptly when she spoke against Rajkumar Santoshi. A foreign model’s accusations against Subhash Ghai ruffled many feathers. Madhur Bhandarkar was accused of false promise of marriage and lead role in return of sexual favours by Preeti Jain.

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Do ‘liberal icons’ encourage identity politics among Muslims?

By Kouser Fathima
The repeated attack on the Muslim community has resulted in many Muslims now openly flaunting their religious identity. While these ‘liberal icons’ speak against identity politics, they push people towards it. There is a sudden surge in the number of hijabis and bearded Muslims.

Media, Triple Talaq, and Muslim Women Achievers

By Kouser Fathima
The efforts on the part of Indian media to use the ITT to undermine the achievements of Muslim women are quite deplorable. This raises serious doubts in the minds of Muslim women that the actual intent of all activism associated with Triple Talaq is to brush aside their positive achievements.

The Fascinating Journey of SRK

By Kouser Fathima
SRK has had a long journey, every turn of which is fascinating, successful, and larger than life. His journey has not yet ended. Rather, a new era has started which, we assume, will be as exciting as his older ones. I hope he would continue to teach and inspire men to be chivalrous and refined which is largely lacking in this time and era.

How and why does Bollywood promote stalking?

By Kouser Fathima
One can imagine the impact this hit movie had on his fans. Many guys must have come out of the movie hall thinking it is not only okay to stalk a girl but that stalking was heroic, something which can be done without any remorse or regret. That it’s okay to follow a girl, trying to impress her against her wish, until she eventually reciprocates the feeling.

Milli Gazette and Its Misogyny

By Kouser Fathima
But sadly, the people at Milli Gazette are trying to push a regressive ideology, wherein the victim is blamed for her rape. In the name of honor, the portal seems to be indirectly justifying the act.

The Drama about Triple Talaq and Instant Triple Talaq

By Kouser Fathima
The sudden interest of the present government may be new but the bigger question is: Why hasn’t anything been done about the TT issue in all these years? Why were no efforts made to reform the laws? Why were no efforts made to hear the voices of women and of educated Muslims who wanted to have a say in the way the laws were made and implemented? The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) must answer these questions.

The Decline of the Bollywood Heroine

By Kouser Fathima
Homemakers to working women are trying to be seen and heard, in contrast to the Bollywood heroine, who is reduced to being an arm-candy to the male superstar. Bollywood economics, film makers, and the entry of corporate money into the industry have changed the dynamics of Bollywood.