The festival will feature 147 films from 45 countries. Forty-three films will compete for a cash award of Rs 2.2 lakhs in a total of eight categories.
The hallmark of the toady in the present Indian context is to eliminate his/her own identity and dissolve into the image of Modi himself. Chamchagiri, or toadying, is a vehicle to quick elevation in the power structure,
Sponsors like Vedanta give money to festivals in order to buy the power of controlling the narrative, not out of the goodness of their hearts.
The sanghi one-size-fits-all nationalism can be turned on its head in places like the Valley, the Northeast and parts of south India, where the politics of “one nation, one language, one culture” finds little resonance.
The simple point of this strategy is that aggressively administered stupidity is stupefying. It is too much of a struggle keeping the daily battering at bay – “nationalism”; “beef”; sedition charges, slogans, and two bodies dangling from a tree in Jharkhand.
The huge crowd gathered outside the courthouse cheered as the Bombay High Court delivered its verdict acquitting Salman Khan in the death of one person and lifelong injuries to four others when his Toyota Land Cruiser ran over them way back in 2002. A TV reporter, a young woman […]
The actor is in a stratosphere all his own, way beyond issues of religious identity, and targeting him is politically counterproductive. But the sangh’s instinctive bigotry against less fortunate Muslims is likely to continue unchecked.