Neha Mathews

Neha Mathews is a freelance writer based out of Mumbai.

Feminist talk

The (mobile) games women play

Posted Fri 21 Oct 2016 - 11:33 | 4,289 views
Games on mobile phones are often a disregarded area of study, because it is relatively cheap and less glamorous than video games. But global consumer spending on mobile gaming in 2015 was estimated to be worth 34.8 billion dollars, and there have been several reports talking about how India is on the ‘verge of a mobile gaming boom’. What the numbers often fail to mention is that a large chunk of...

In depth

Inside the world of India’s badass girl gamers

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 14:42 | 5,971 views
If there’s anything I love with a passion, it’s kicking serious ass. Which is probably why, as an 8 year old, Dangerous Dave inspired equal amounts of angst and satisfaction in me. In this simple 8-bit videogame, I overcame obstacles and struggled through levels, overusing my jetpack privileges and never quite pressing the Alt-key fast enough. Okay, maybe I wasn’t a particularly good player, but...