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Maansi Parpiani

  • B For Bai

    Conflicts between the madam and the bai are common in almost every middle class urban household. What is it that makes this relationship so fragile?

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 7:09pm
  • Narendra Modi vs. AAP: Of constructing roads and delivering pizzas

    Bringing about change, delivering results and achieving development are the new mantras of urban India. Can these visions go beyond the rhetoric?

    Monday, 21 April 2014 - 11:29am
  • A business model to save the world?

    Can the tools of management really help address social problems?

    Monday, 11 November 2013 - 8:02am
  • What is in your Lunchbox?

    In a world where the idea of 'food' has come to be associated with an aspirational imperative, eating 'healthy' is the new aspiration.

    Saturday, 5 October 2013 - 2:11pm
  • Thappad ka jawab thappad se

    Everyday fears of violence against women have sharpened in the recent past. However they are increasingly being addressed by new prescriptive do and don’t lists of precautionary measures for women. This is happening even while we consistently assert that the onus need not be on the women to keep...

    Monday, 2 September 2013 - 11:33am
  • Make your city perfect: in 3 simple steps

    A solution-driven approach to creating inclusive cities can do more harm than good. Simplistic and patronising, quick-fix solutions more often than not reduce a complex issue to a one-sided discussion, as seen in the debate over the dance bars in Mumbai.

    Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - 2:13pm
  • Patrolling crime on TV

    The new wave of crime shows on TV, inspired by real life incidences focus on patrolling and surveillance. This has re-positioned perception and 'consumption' of crime on TV in the blurred spaces between news and entertainment.

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013 - 1:08pm
  • Body and Mind of the Mannequin

    Should the recognition of the objectification of the female body in plastic mannequins be necessarily dismissed as nothing but a move towards ‘conservatism’?

    Saturday, 8 June 2013 - 4:20am
  • The Reluctant Film

    Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist is too simplified a version of the more real and nuanced story. It holds back from stating clearly that there can perhaps never be an answer for reductive questions of - who is or what makes a fundamentalist?

    Monday, 27 May 2013 - 11:06am
  • TV media as the new mom and dad

    Debates on the age of consent on the various TV channels not only sensationalised the issue, but also took a high-handed, almost 'parental' approach while discussing the legitimacy of gving teenagers the right to make their own sexual choices.

    Tuesday, 14 May 2013 - 2:45pm