The films were “removed without any intimation, discussion or recourse to the jury which has the final say according to the Indian Panorama regulations”, they said.
A short story that won a recent competition on the theme of road safety.
The Vidya Balan-starrer is about reinventing lives and giving ourselves a second chance despite discouragement.
Napoleon famously crowned himself emperor at Notre Dame cathedral in 1804, placing the Roman-style laurel wreath on his own head, even though Pope Pius VII was there presiding over the coronation.
Political and media responses to the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand highlighted how people are only moved to action by extreme examples, rather than a system that is perpetually broken.
Contrary to what a recent New York Times article claims, the sari is not limited to a particular ideological group, religion or class and is, in fact, representative of India’s multiplicity.
The director of ‘Dashkriya’ – which has won several national awards and has secured the approval of the CBFC – claims the film is about social discrimination and inequality and not caste or religion.
In conversation with Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, directors of ‘An Insignificant Man’, a political documentary that charts the growth of the Aam Aadmi Party in its initial but heady days.
Each flower expresses a different view on war: red embodies commemoration of sacrifice; white opposes political violence and remembers all war victims.
While networking is essential, sometimes one gets so set in making connections, or in figuring out the story one must tell the world, that somehow one loses the stories that matter.
Voluntourists’ ability to change systems, alleviate poverty or provide support for vulnerable children is limited. They don’t have the skills and can perpetuate patronising and unhelpful ideas.
There has been a revival of Pakistani films of late but not of film music.
Parvathy and Irrfan Khan are both good actors, but they cannot rise above the weak story.
The festival initiates conversations among directors, actors, journalists, festival programmers and audiences, while also exposing the locals to Indian and world cinema.
Look at the image carefully. The face of the man tells us countless stories of hardships suffered and misfortunes borne because of demonetisation. It is another matter that those who can and should ease his pain never even registered the photo in the first place.
The circular was issued soon after Smriti Irani’s induction into the ministry.
Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist, died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles. A year on, we remember his music for capturing some of the tumult and ecstasy the world is caught in.
Avant-garde artists of the time were primarily concerned with projecting different kinds of future work spaces.
The Urdu author encouraged writers, by his own example, to bring in subjects that had been considered beyond the pale of literature.
Live from his concert in Vancouver, the 74-year-old Pink Floyd co-founder highlighted the plight of Palestinians by projecting images of the Separation Wall during the song ‘Us and Them’.
Carnatic music vocalist T.M. Krishna on receiving the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, his latest music video ‘Privacy Matters’, his opposition to Aadhaar and the progressive Uniform Civil Code draft.
It is the epitome of homogeneity, perfect for any government that wants a one-size-fits-all solution for everything. One Nation. One Song. One Election. One Interlinked-River. Now One Gruel to bind them all.
As the 50th anniversary of their India stay approaches, Paul Saltzman, who was also at the ashram they went to, remembers a bunch of really cool guys.
The hitherto accepted norms of Indian culture are being re-packaged and distorted out of shape, and all citizens, particularly those who mould public perceptions through their work, need to respond to this challenge.
PR for dummies and despots.
The BJP had mastered this technique earlier but an analysis of a large sample of Rahul Gandhi’s followers suggests the unmistakable use of bots as a tool
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
A childlike curiosity and a rare urge to get closer to his ‘multiple identities’ defined Dashrath Patel’s explorations in art. Yet an amnesic nation chooses not to remember independent India’s first multi-media artist and design educator.
The energy that buoyed Girja Devi’s creativity as well as her magical execution of thumri and khayal emerged out of the mehfils.
Indonesian, an engineered language made in the time of colonialism, is “the envy of the multilingual world”. But no one speaks standard Indonesian on the streets.
Verma was arrested in the middle of the night merely at the behest of a state government. It is an alarming sign.
In conversation with Nalini Malani, one of India’s foremost contemporary feminist artists, about the influences that have informed her work, what it was like being a woman artist in the ’70s and more.
Uttaran Das Gupta’s Visceral Metropolis is relentless in its pursuit to look at a city through nostalgia, love, revulsion, progress, climate change, and through everything, hope.
Radio Mirchi accused of broadcasting “defamatory content.”
Visibilising your disability – especially when you have the option not to – takes serious bravery.
Not only did the campaign address the fact that sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for women, it also shifted the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem.
With the staggering rise of wealth inequality and the increasing concentration of ideas and access to an audience in the hands of a few, largely elite writers, it’s the voices on the margins that need to be heard.
Verma was part of a fact-finding team from the Editors Guild of India last year which investigated the intimidation of journalists in the state.
Hollywood’s sexual predation scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. One in three women worldwide has been physically or sexually assaulted, and many girls’ first sexual experience is forced.
Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.