Army Chief vs Manikarnika: busting old myths about women soldiers

General Bipin Rawat chose a wrong week to state that the Indian Army is not yet ready for women in a combat role. Trailer of the much-awaited biopic of India’s best-known woman warrior has just hit our screens. Kangana Ranaut is slaying it, quite literally, as Rani Lakshmibai in Manikarnika. One could argue that the myth of Manikarnika, the queen’s maiden name, more