Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, culture critic, and educator from Mumbai, currently living in New York City. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the College of New Rochelle. She is currently working on her debut prose-poetry collection. She specializes in teaching narrative-focused writing residencies.
Bollywood’s ethical journalists are increasingly disappearing from the screen.
May 25, 2021
The 2004 Shah Rukh Khan-starrer doesn’t show a glamorous diaspora, but rather, the political responsibility of returning home.
April 27, 2021
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and increasing politicization of society, "Ganashatru" is loudly prescient.
March 30, 2021
Twitterati recently ridiculed a viral video of everyone’s favorite Instagram poet, but her politics deserve a chance.
March 26, 2021
The Indian government has long been quick to censor content that poses a challenge to the reigning politics of the time.
February 23, 2021
The radical film — which turns 15 today — roused a generation, sending political shockwaves throughout India for years to come.
January 26, 2021
December 12, 2020, marked the one-year anniversary of the enactment of CAA. A global pandemic hasn’t stopped India from going after its own citizens.
December 21, 2020
Armed with a brilliant cast and a glorious soundtrack by A. R. Rahman, the film is a tribute to Mumbai, moviemaking, and the filmiest of love stories.
September 10, 2020
The BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1993 novel boasts a solid cast and seasoned director, but feels rushed within the network’s six-episode format.
August 25, 2020
Her Brownness was palatable to the industry and their persistent search for a fresh eclectic star — but her politics were not.
July 14, 2020
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