Alankrita Shrivastava is a screenwriter and director who made the award-winning film, Lipstick Under my Burkha. She completed her post-graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2003.
In the dark shadow of COVID, the private screen seems to have found a new shine, a dynamic dazzle. It is this private watching that has saved many a film economically in these times, and many a viewer emotionally.
If there is any hope that the polarisation of India on grounds of religion will come to an end, that there will be a step forward in reducing caste-based discrimination, that hope lies only with the students of India. They are the conscience keepers of our society.