Roshnee Desai’s visual art challenges those social norms. Her works — short films, cartoons and even the upholstery in a Mumbai taxicab — all seek to get people thinking and talking about women’s rights and social issues. Desai’s subject is the life of a modern woman in Mumbai, the heart of India’s corporate sector, headquarters to the country’s biggest finance firms and home to the Hindi film industry. The city’s liberal lifestyle encourages young women to be independent, partake in nightlife, and travel freely. Yet they still deal with men’s ogling, unsolicited gestures and catcalling.