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Feb 27, 2023

Mera Chashma, Mere Rules | Ep 1 Meri Surakshit Jagah Kahaan Hai?

In feminist organisations and within the academic discourse, we sit with the term ‘safe space’ quite often and roll it in our mouth to reiterate how multifarious and ever changing that term is. But when we aske...

20 mins

Feb 27, 2023

Mera Chashma, Mere Rules | Trailer

“Tumhari chahat kya hai? Tum kya chahti ho?” (What do you desire?) When was the last time we asked an adolescent what they think about their desires? How can we see their lives from their perspective? Like yo...

3 mins

Feb 20, 2023

Ep 10: Paise Chahiye Ki Nahi?

A young girl employs a clever strategy to get her family’s support for higher education. But she soon discovers that her father is one step ahead of her and thus unravels this love–hate relationship between a f...

11 mins

Feb 15, 2023

Ep 9: Chhoti Bahu

“Chhoti Bahuuu! Arre o Chhoti Bahu!”—is all one hears in the house from dawn to the end of day. Once a mischievous student, Sundari wears many different hats at home, in public, and at work, but there’s one tha...

8 mins

Feb 13, 2023

Ep 8: Hostel Diary–Nidhi Has Accepted Your Friend Request

In the second “Hostel Diary”, Vikas recounts pursuing a crush during his time in Jodhpur with a bittersweetness that can only be afforded by young desire. Although he desperately wants to maintain his “good boy...

13 mins

Feb 08, 2023

Ep 7: Hostel Diary–Jio WiFi Ka Tower

As Vikas walks from his own Khatri Hostel to the Oswal Hostel for high-speed movie downloads using a newly installed Jio tower, he observes how caste, class and gender divide access to spaces in the city, offli...

10 mins

Feb 06, 2023

Ep 6: Hera Pheri

All education and science is forgotten when a young, unmarried girl misses her period. As doctors, teachers, family members and friends intervene and interpret, conjectures are made and confusion and fear aboun...

9 mins

Feb 01, 2023

Ep 5: Bhoochaal

A (social) earthquake of epic proportions rocks Geeta’s colony. A girl in the neighbourhood has eloped with a boy from another caste. The aftershocks will now be felt in every other house in the area.   “फ se...

8 mins

Jan 30, 2023

Ep 4: Shaadi, Par Kyun?

This young man has passed the board examinations, but the real challenge is to resist his family’s pressure for arranged marriage. Here’s a tale of confusions, anxieties, and frustrations that go into the makin...

11 mins

Jan 25, 2023

Ep 3: Achuki Aur Uski Mummy

The Marwari family mocks both Achuki’s aspirations as well as her mother’s lack of a formal education. Will Achuki be able to reason with them or is negotiation the only way?   “फ se Field, श se Shiksha” is a...

12 mins