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Unpacking the akaal (crisis) of the so called “Bengali Vivek” (conscience) with Ravish Kumar

By Nasima Islam
Bengalis including everyone residing in Bengal while remaining auto-critical to their internal mistakes must in all strength, be united and resist all sorts of “narrow domestic walls” that tries to divide its own abode. Can Bengal do that?

Misogyny, patriarchy, gender stereotypes, and heteronormative discourses in “The Kapil Sharma Show”

By Nasima Islam
While watching the show one day, I was compelled to think what is it that compels a huge mass of Indian audience go “lol” or “rofl” watching the women folk getting abused and made a butt of nonsensical jokes by a male onscreen. How does this not offend, rather entertain, us? Is it that prehistoric patriarchal, misogynist, stronghold on our psyche, which we are yet to do away with, that laughs unconsciously?