women’s day television News
Women’s Day special: Sakshi Tanwar, Drashti Dhami, Soumya Seth, Toral Rasputra talk about woman power!
Television divas celebrate the spirit of womanhood
The television industry’s bahus and betis are often termed regressive and typecast as the weaker sex in daily soaps. But there is no denying that today’s Indian TV is ruled by female protagonists! Our leading ladies have now begun showcasing progressive ideas and actions. And we are definitely proud! Click here to read more
Women’s Day special: Sandhya is a ‘worthy’ daughter-in-law in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’
Move over, Rajini, Shanti and Jassi. It’s time for women to live with downcast eyes, manage the household and engage in kitchen politicsThe depiction of women in Hindi TV shows has changed dramatically over the years. Sadly, it hasn’t been a positive change. For a while it seemed as if Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin would herald the return of powerful women such as Rajini and Shanti, but Tulsi and Parvati continued to rule. Flip through any channel today and you are bound to see women pushed into unrealistic slots and then portrayed in a totally unbelievable manner. Of course, there are exceptions. Priya of Bade Acche Lagte Hain works as a lecturer even after marrying into a rich household. Widowed Megha Vyas of Na Bole Tum… Na Maine Kuch Kaha gets a job so she can supplement her family’s income instead of depending on her brother-in-law. But they remain exceptions, not the norm. Here are a few of the norms that had us groaning: Click here to read more