Articles by TTE Team

Home Tourist

Throughout the first Covid induced lockdown of 2020, Jyoti sent us her Vlogs. She would take her phone and walk around her village, as if looking for what she left behind. As a certified shehri ladki (city girl), she found herself at an intersection of gazes: looking, and being looked at.

Challenging Coupledom and Creating a New Family

On Pandita Ramabai’s 164th birthday, we bring you a rare glimpse into her life as an image maker and archivist. During the 19th century widow reformation movement, Pandita Ramabai set up Mukti Mission. Here, she created photographs that only archive a precious moment in feminist history, but also challenge the ongoing conjugality project that offer up alternatives to coupledom and the traditional family set-up.

The City and its Two Faces

Ruhaan’s Mind Map is imagined by Kalki, a transgender activist, artist, entrepreneur, poet, actor and inspirational speaker based in Tamil Nadu. Presenting our fourth Mind Map of the series, where Ruhaan and Kalki discover that helping put the past behind us may be the greatest reward of art.

Filmy Shehar – Caste Aur Cinema

In the two part masterclass on caste, we search for obvious and subtle ways caste plays out in the ways mainstream cinema constructs society. We explore standpoints – of filmmakers, films, and images to discover shifting points of view in the ways cinema shows (and hides) caste.

Filmy Shehar: Ep 2 Caste Aur Cinema

Acclaimed filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore, who is well known for his intimate portraits of people, places and changing urbanisms, leads The Third Eye’s flagship online curriculum called Filmy Shehar. Watch the second masterclass on Caste below.

Life in Five: Sangita Jogi

Sangita Jogi is a 24-year-old artist, construction labourer and mother of three currently living in Sirohi, Rajasthan. She is the author of The Women I Could Be, a new publication by Tara Books. It is a stunning piece of narrative art.

Disability, Gender, Violence, Home and the City

We spent an afternoon with Nidhi Goyal, stand-up comic and disability activist, who experienced blindness age 15 onwards. She talks about how her city Mumbai changed for her, how notions of safety become fluid when your navigation is defined by dependance, the un-gendering of disabled bodies, and invisible forms of violence that often come within homes and caregiving.

Filmy Shehar: Ep 1 Chhota Shehar

Acclaimed filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore leads The Third Eye’s flagship online curriculum called Filmy Shehar. In Episode 1, we explore the small city, the B Town, the periurban; a site of deceit, sexual frenzies, gun toting masculinities if we believe our Hindi films.

Filmy Shehar – Chhota Shehar

Acclaimed filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore, who is well known for his intimate portraits of people, places and changing urbanisms, leads The Third Eye’s flagship online curriculum called Filmy Shehar. Watch the first masterclass on the Chhota Shehar below.

Mind Map: Darbhanga

The Mind Map accompanies our Travel Log, The Third Eye’s travel fellowship that mentored 13 writers and image-makers from across India’s bylanes to reimagine the idea of the city through a feminist lens.

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