‘Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain’, A film to stir your soul

By Somali K Chakrabarti December 2nd, 1984, was one of the darkest nights in the history of Bhopal and that of India, when poisonous gas flare had leaked out of Union Carbide India Ltd’s (UCIL) pesticide plant, killing thousands of people over the next few days. Thirty years on, a film ‘Bhopal: A Prayer For… Read More ‘Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain’, A film to stir your soul

Busting the myth of Manliness in Indian society

By Somali K Chakrabarti   Mard ko dard nahin hota. Amitabh Bachchan had declared in his characteristic style in ‘Mard’, one of the memorable Bollywood blockbusters from the 1980s. Translated in English it means ‘A real man does not feel pain’. This stereotypical projection of men in India, has time and again been exemplified by… Read More Busting the myth of Manliness in Indian society

Why society should accept Alternative Sexuality

By Somali K Chakrabarti   Alan Turing, whose pioneering work laid the mathematical foundations of computer, was convicted for homosexuality and subjected to chemical castration that drove him to suicide. His suicide prompted the British government to amend laws concerning homosexuality. ~ Aamir Khan on ‘Accepting Alternative Sexuality’ episode of his show Stayamev Jayate that touched… Read More Why society should accept Alternative Sexuality