cultural appropriation

Cultural Appropriation Of American Texts In Contemporary Indian Society: How Drama In Bengal Is Breaking Stereotypes And Creating A Change

Cultural appropriation, when done in the right way, makes us appreciate things we might naturally ignore. When it comes to the freedom of expression, performing arts finds its wings in theatre, the most dominant art-form frequently pursued to express, enunciate…

K-Pop Artist GIANT PINK Gets Backlash For Using These Lines From “Bhagavad Gita” In Song

K-pop has at this point, often been called out for appropriating several different cultures, religions, races and more. Not that it is one of the first, the western music industry and practically every other form of entertainment has been called…

What Is Blackfishing And How Is It Problematic?

Demystifier: An ED Original where we take a complex topic but the content is written in such a way that it is knowledgeable and easy to comprehend at the same time. It is somewhat ironical that while Asians like Indians…

When Does Cultural Appreciation Become Cultural Appropriation: The Difference In Simple Terms

Demystifier: An ED Original where we take a complex topic but the content is written in such a way that it is knowledgeable and easy to comprehend at the same time. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term cultural appropriation…

We Indians Don’t Know & Understand Our Own Culture And It’s Sad

Disclaimer: Originally published in July 2017. It is being republished since it still remains an interesting topic till today.  In the times of colonialism, European cultures extracted a certain aspect of cultures from the East and the South and sold…

These So-Called “Bougie” Designer Pieces Are Nothing But Commonly Seen Objects In Asian Households

Humans get bored quickly, and because of that, new trends come and go. The fashion industry uses this very point and makes money out of it. Interesting, isn’t it?  Something that was considered trendy in the 90s is now “cheugy”…

The Repulsive Ascent Of Social Justice Warriors- Featuring Snowflakes

By Sandra Saboo  Americans are the most privileged class in the world, yet they need to assume a victim status to feel superior. Remember the CEAT tyres commercial, the one in which the biker almost collides with a guy arguing…

Why I Think K-Pop Idol Chung Ha Shouldn’t Be Accused Of Cultural Appropriation

Chung Ha, a member of the former K-Pop girl group I.O.I has recently gotten herself into a load of controversy with K-Pop fans in and out of her fanbase. After her short-lived career in a disbanded eleven-member girl group, the…

Basmati Blues Trailer Or Victoria & Abdul Kind Of Hollywood Trash Is Insulting And Demeaning To India

Basmati Blues, no this is not the name of a rice brand but is the name of an extremely disappointing, insulting and down-right idiotic film starring Brie Larson and Utkarsh Ambudkar. The trailer that has come under the scanner a…

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