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Kaizaad Kotwal

Stage and film actor, director, producer, designer and writer

Kaizaad Kotwal taught theatre, film and media studies in the US till 2009 when he returned to his home in Mumbai. He is a stage and film actor, director, producer, designer and writer with over 150 credits to his name. Along with his mother Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, he runs Poor-Box Productions and they are the producers and directors of The Vagina Monologues in India, currently celebrating 10 years of the show there. They also founded the Make-A-Difference Foundation to help raise awareness and funds to help combat violence against women from the grassroots up. He recently received the prestigious Karmaveer Chakra award for his work in social justice and ending violence against women and girls.

The Natalie Gyte Monologues

Rarely, in recent memory, has something I read crawled so under my skin. I chanced upon Natalie Gyte's vitriolic and irrational diatribe against Eve Ensler and her recently launched One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign right before I was about to go to bed. The factual, philosophical and logical craters in Gyte's essay 'Why I Won't Support One Billion Rising' swallowed my sleep for the night. But what truly kept me awake were the unnecessary personal attacks against a brave woman and her path-breaking work.
25/02/2013 23:04 GMT