Ratna Pathak Shah: The Outsider’s Quest

Divya Unny

From theatre to TV to films, Ratna Pathak Shah is always in search of the perfect role

Lahore Calling

A novel that overturns the hierarchies of contemporary upper-class Pakistani society

Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Review

The movie is an absorbing watch, and very well acted

Lipstick Under My Burkha: Waiting to Erupt

We need Lipstick Under My Burkha because the women in the film are us

Prophets of Freedom

Stories of the extraordinary women of Afghanistan

Under Cover

In deciding to wear the hijab, a woman makes a statement about herself as much as about the society she lives in

Confessions of a Burkha Maker

“The burkha has undergone a change. Educated women have helped us turn it into a fashion accessory”

My Burkha Struggle

Sirin Middya, 24, refused to bow to the diktats of her students at Aliah University and don a burkha. In an Open exclusive, Sirin speaks about her fight

The Rage Against Burkha

In Europe’s furore over this garment worn by Muslim women, there is no clarity on why it should be banned, let alone how it gels with liberal values.


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