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Feminist Stories in Bridging Gaps – Reflections

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Blog, Critic's Area | 0 comments

                  I finally shared my opinion piece on #MeToo https://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2019/03/metoo-finding-my-voice-post-weinstein-era/ Huge thanks to Texas-based Brown Girl Magazine for publishing it. More at the end of my previous op-ed published by Feminism in India, which marked the start of my Ph.D. in Australia: https://feminisminindia.com/2019/02/01/overcame-trauma-found-voice/ How can these stories make a social change? What is the art of storytelling, literal and visual? Earlier this year, I had the privilege of reflecting on a couple of poignant articles that celebrity...

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Interview with Dr Kabir Bedi – Journalism and Storytelling

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Blog, Critic's Area | 0 comments

As we step into the New Year, I would like to recall meaningful & valuable words from a recent interview on journalism and storytelling with film actor Dr Kabir Bedi.  More coming up in 2019-2020 publications…  What are some of the ethical issues that you notice in tabloid journalism and in fandom when it comes to popular culture? Kabir Bedi: Tabloid journalism, by its very nature, will want to seize sensational stories. It needs headlines, so whatever is the most sensational aspect of the story, that’s what will be highlighted. As far as fandom goes, fans want any and all...

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Stepping into 2019 – What’s Moving You?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hope the Brazilian Samba in the video moved you! But that’s not it. For me, there is more… It’s feminist freedom – the freedom in feminist storytelling – that has moved me across borders, literally and metaphorically, in the last 2.5 months. I just came back from a 10-week journey with my carry-on luggage across India and Portugal – yes, I travel light! But that has enabled me to rush to multiple locations that needed my activist voice. Was it easy? NO! If you have followed my Instagram, I was in high-risk situations day and night but stood firm as a woman. And I am so incredibly proud...

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Aretha Franklin’s Music – In Yahoo! Entertainment

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I am pleased to update that Yahoo! Entertainment shared my thoughts on why fans are reaching for Aretha Franklin’s music more than ever – you can read here now: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/heres-scientific-reason-youre-reaching-aretha-franklin-music-right-now-172218489.html. Special thanks to Raechal Leone Shewfelt for the interview. In addition, I accepted an offer to be a co-editor of a book on glamour and fashion and finished the first draft of my feminist novel – 216 pages so far. Yeay! I thought the 2nd draft would be easy to simply update – after all,...

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From Still to Moving Images

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

From Still to Moving Images

Earlier this week, I shared the driving force behind the use of still images on Instagram @fame.critic  – it’s more than an aesthetic reason. When I use photography and public hashtags to display living example of changes, it’s motivated by bearing witness @torontopigsave and visual evidence of heavily injured & consciously gas chambered non-humans and / or mechanical interventions into female reproductive organs by & for those who are entitled to produce eggs and dairy in patriarchal settings everyday.  Read...

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Fashion as a Political Act

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fashion as a Political Act

I wanted to take a moment to offer special acknowledgements to our keynotes, delegates, and higher education publishers Taylor and Francis, Intellect Books and WaterHill Publishing for sharing latest research at the conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?” that I sponsored in Lisbon, Portugal on July 1-4, 2018. Huge thanks to our conference committee members Nicole Bojko and Kiera Obbard for supporting all the way from US & Canada. Here are some memorable moments with our best paper prize-winners! The conference turned out to be immensely...

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