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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-03-09

India: The art of empowering women (part 2)

FRANCE 24 takes you to India’s economic and cultural capital, Mumbai, for the second part of a special edition of Encore!. Olivia Salazar-Winspear catches up with the female artists making their voices heard in a society where men outweigh women, both demographically and politically.

Today, women are staking their claim to more space in the creative industries and stand-up comedian Radhika Vaz is a prime example. She tells us about the cultural shift that is redressing the gender balance slowly but surely in India, and how being “Unladylike” is a form of political resistance.

Radhika introduces us to the Why Loiter group, who stage cultural interventions in public spaces that can otherwise feel hostile for women. One of Why Loiter’s members, Priyanka, shows us how a simple “Antakshari” – or singing game – in the Mumbai metro brings men and women together in a friendly sing-off.

>> Click here to watch the first part of the show

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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