The Pink Pantheon

Nandini Nair

The anarchic feminism of Barbie

Oppenheimer Beats Barbie in India. Why?

Oppenheimer was an event, much like a FIFA World Cup or the Olympics, which cuts across cultures and classes. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, with its close identification with American girlhood in a pink paradise, did not have the same resonance in India, where the Mattel doll has never been too popular

Confessions of a wedding industry professional

“Weight issues aside, people don’t even want a girl with an uneven skin tone or bad hair. They want Barbie lookalikes”


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