Katha Kathan, an initiative to protect Indian languages, is organising dramatised readings of short stories by literary legends Rabindranath Tagore and Saadat Hasan Manto to mark their birth anniversaries
National Award-winning scriptwriter Juhi Chaturvedi on how she came into the film industry, coming up with strong women characters and how the chaos of her domestic life makes her the writer that she is.
As the “Chalo HCU” march begins, he stands in a corner that allows him a good view of the protesters demanding justice for Rohith Vemula, the Dalit student who committed suicide on campus on January 17.
Until March this year, when Maharashtra extended the ban on cattle slaughter to include bulls and bullocks along with cows, Madina, known for its beef chilly fry, would consume close to 3 kg beef every day.
Until now, film professionals have expressed their political stand only through their work, remaining largely diplomatic in public. This changed in 2015, when the mainstream spoke up against clampdown on freedom and rising intolerance in the country
2015 was the year of migrants. To mark 2016, The Sunday Express tracks 16 people who moved home in 2015, some of them in public glare, some just a footnote in India’s internal migrants story, to begin new lives.
Kunal Sharma can be counted among the lucky ones. An MBA and a former corporate employee from Delhi who shelved his Army dreams after an accident, he arrived in Mumbai in February to try his luck in acting.
They found employment and independence in the many ancillary businesses that sprung up around the flourishing dance bars in Mumbai. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s final hearing on November 5, those who lost their livelihood a decade ago due to the government’s ban on dance bars, remember their golden time.
FTII protests: The decision by Dibakar Banerjee came hours after the agitating students FTII called off their 139-day strike against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institute.
While the show will take place, the minister has promised Dias and the Catholic community that its content will be looked into. As of now, whether or not Agnes of God will be staged again, is uncertain.