By Arré Bench Sep. 17, 2018
Pop Culture Aarya Review: Sushmita Sen Makes a Stellar Comeback in this Engrossing Crime Series
Sushmita Sen’s faultless turn as a grieving housewife in Aarya, is the kind of performance that doesn’t just define a show but also has the power to alter the viewer’s perception of right and wrong. A remake of the Dutch show, Penoza, Aarya bristles with originality when translating its universe with cultural specificity.Add to list
Pop Culture Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Transphobia: Why Does JK Rowling Repeatedly Offend Transpeople?
JK Rowling has once again caught the ire of the LGBTQ community, this time for a string of tweets that have been called out for being transphobic. The backlash was so severe that even Daniel Radcliffe — who played Harry Potter in the movies — made it clear that he didn’t agree with the author’s views.Add to list
Pop Culture Arré Recommends: Films About Racism Can Also Be Eye-Openers About Oppression in India
Here’s a watchlist of five movies and shows to get started on the subject of race and Black Lives Matter. Here's hoping that watching these will open our eyes to the systemic oppression of our own people that we tolerate in India every day.Add to list
Pop Culture Chintu Ka Birthday Review: A Touching Tale of a Different Kind of Migrant Crisis
Set in Baghdad a year after the US invasion of Iraq, Chintu Ka Birthday unfolds in the span of one day in the Tiwary household. Despite its fine touches, the film sets out to reveal the futility of war and propaganda through the eyes of children, but falls short of perspective.Add to list
Pop Culture Forget Nudity, Netflix is Now Even Censoring Visuals of Meat. What Happened to All that Chill?
Netflix is telecasting the censored version of Vikings where even meat dishes are blurred. But only in India. Why?Add to list