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Op-Ed Publication – Feminism in India (FII)

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am honoured to share that Feminism in India (FII) just published my op-ed essay – incredibly proud of the Delhi-based women’s magazine that takes actions and gives voices to violent issues within and beyond India. My huge thanks go to the editorial team for publishing this critical piece. I also received supportive thoughts from Mumbai Press Club at a time when actress Tanushree Dutta started the #MeToo Movement in India. The highlighted section (below) is one of the posts that FII tweeted. You can read the complete article...

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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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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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(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity & Fan Studies” (2018)  

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity & Fan Studies” (2018)  

Just found out the publication of “(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity & Fan Studies” (2018)  https://brill.com/view/title/35655.   This special edited collection features my book chapter based on a 2013 conference presentation in Lisbon, Portugal – filled with memories now. While the literary value of the book chapters has huge significance in the scholarly fields of celebrity studies and fans studies, the inspirations and impacts of research, writing and media engagements leave me with a great sense of wonder and awe – had so many...

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In Leading a Dream Life

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In Leading a Dream Life

What are the hardest things in leading a dream life? For me, it has been narrowing down thirty years of my life to three suitcases – one belongs to my parents in spirit, my home. Read more on my Instagram. Hope your Monday is a fantastic one and looking forward to sharing more soon. Samita

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