K.Balachander and his movies had a nuanced way of tackling complex subjects. His portrayal of women was often in a progressive and honest light, showing them smart and tough and angry and scared and most of all, human, and it is something he is praised for even today.
What makes an effective conversation? Is it when we influence someone’s ideas? Or is it a mutual and respectful exchange of knowledge and ideas? How do we achieve it?
It’s true that the internet has brought a host of social benefits. However, it has become a really scary place for women – filled with instances of slut-shaming, rape threats and general violence directed at women’s bodies.