Annie Zaidi

Wearing Blinders

Why do women filmmakers in India not want to talk of sexual violence?

22 May 2013
The Free Man

Ah, the joys of reading a diasporic story that’s not angsting itself silly over finding one’s roots

26 March 2012
True Life
Flaunting the Write Look

In a world inundated with books, a female writer’s sexiness serves as a handy marketing tool. But, Annie Zaidi warns, this can prove counter-productive to a writer who wants to be taken seriously

12 February 2012
A Mixed-Up Mills & Boon

The Harlequin formula is ‘hot boy falls for curvy girl and live fuzzily ever after’. Aastha Atray Banan’s attempt to bring in life after romance pops the glorious mirage that M&B entitles us to

11 January 2012
India’s Burning Blindspot

A long time ago, India set out to eradicate dowry. Have we failed so badly that we’ve stopped trying?

11 November 2011


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