Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.
Rangeela was told he could re-record his mimicry of Rahul Gandhi but not that of the prime minister. Then he was asked to avoid Rahul too.
The hate tracker, which was intended to be a “crowd-sourced database of hate crimes in India since September 2015” was an editorial initiative driven by former editor Bobby Ghosh.
Girija Devi’s incisive voice invariably rang strong and true when she took to the stage, carrying with it the wisdom and experience of a lifetime spent with music.
Girija Devi, one of the foundational figures of Banaras and Senia gharana died on Tuesday in Kolkata after a cardiac arrest.
Hume’s skepticism had earned him a lifetime of abuse and reproach from the pious, including a concerted effort to excommunicate him from the Church of Scotland.
My goal with this experiment was to get students thinking about their habits, rather than to necessarily change them.
Dapu, a living heritage, is the only singer who has been singing from within the bustling fort premises for the last 25 years.
Complex behaviour such as regional accents and cultural food preferences in whales and dolphins seems to be linked to brain size.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
Judicial ordeals were administrated and adjudged by priests in medieval Europe and they requested God to reveal to the court the defendant’s guilt or innocence through the ordeal.
Revolving around the difficulty of art’s inclusivity, the Ruben Östlund-directed film is not just hard-hitting and profound but also funny and topical.
Asked why he had referred to Vijay’s rarely used Christian name in his tweet, BJP leader H. Raja said the Tamil actor was a practicing Christian, which was reflected in his “hate campaign”.
In most English literature courses of whatever period, the writers taught are white, largely English and largely male.
A large part of the journey of over 100 years of Indian cinema boasts of the footprints of B.R. Chopra and Yash Chopra.
Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has already called in foreign investigators to help look into the car bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, who wrote about widespread breaches of the rule of law and corruption on the island.
The film about a girl trying to break out of a patriarchal family to follow her calling is an easy film to like
In the Indian subcontinent, when one talks about the triumph of truth over falsehood, the story of Lord Rāma’s war in Lanka and that of Imam Husain in Karbala (Iraq) have always been a part of folklore.
Across the world, the film and TV industry – Weinstein’s domain – continues to foist outdated gender roles upon viewers.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
“Indeed, the news is relentlessly gloomy – week after week brings news of journalists abducted, jailed, prosecuted and killed.”
About the festive pulse of a city, and unspoken celebrations of the heart.
Privacy is a space for art, for creativity in dignity; a space where every aspect of being – physical, intellectual, emotional and sexual – is liberated.
In conversation with Rima Das about Village Rockstars, a small Assamese film about a girl who wants to own a guitar, and which is making waves across international festivals.
Daphne Caruana Galizia highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines on her blog.
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“If information on the affairs of close relatives of powerful politicians is to be withheld by the media, the only result will be the secrecy of power that will spawn all manner of corruption,” say the DUJ and NAJ.
In A Suitable Girl, India and Indians are difficult to understand, progressive and regressive ideas jostle for space and cultures and generations are in a state of constant collision.
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The lack of private advertising, however, has made publications in Jammu and Kashmir heavily dependent on the government, the report says.
Behind the glamour and awards lies another story, about the importance of documentation, synthesising information, consistency and follow up.
Despite being the only community to preserve Rajasthani traditions, the Manganiyars have lived with fear, exploitation and thwarted aspirations.
In a world increasingly defined by new media and a satellite television network no longer monopolised by political parties, mass films are perhaps no longer the only path to mass politics.
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The International Federation of Journalists has stressed on the need to respect the principle of free flow of information.
“The IFJ is concerned over the misuse of the criminal defamation to harass journalists and media to stop them for investigating matters of public interest and publication of critical stories.”
Loving Vincent isn’t hagiography but deep sincere reverence, attempting to understand and celebrate one of the finest minds of the 19th century, one that sadly gained prominence only posthumously.
The diversity of voices and opinions on the likes of Twitter, WhatsApp and YouTube is a refreshing antidote to the stultifying conformity of the big media.
Even with its flaws, Victoria & Abdul is a sweet reaffirmation of how similar we are, regardless of skin colour, language or ethnicity.