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Starpower at the ballot: Amol Palekar, Subodh Bhave cast their votes

Palekar had been unable to vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as he had found his name missing from the voters’ list.

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Amol Palekar did not stray from the subject. But NGMA has forgotten its duty to provide space for free expression


Shocked at artists’ response: Amol Palekar

Palekar and Gokhale addressed reporters in Pune Sunday in the backdrop of the incident on Friday when his speech, as chief guest at the inauguration of a retrospective of artist Prabhakar Barve, was interrupted by organisers when he started voicing critical opinion about recent changes in the gallery’s administration.

Amol Palekar on NGMA controversy: I was not permitted to deliver my lecture

At the opening of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Amol Palekar was interrupted repeatedly by people like Suhas Bahulkar (artist and former chairman of the advisory committee in Mumbai), and the show curator Jesal Thacker.

Heckled during speech at National Gallery of Modern Art, Amol Palekar raises concern over censorship

In his speech, Amol Palekar expressed his concern over policy changes that will give the Ministry of Culture at the Centre the sole right to decide the contents and themes of exhibitions to be held at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

People must learn to agree to disagree in peaceful ways: Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar also urged people not to succumb to the “unwarranted” narrative of ‘urban Naxal’, a term that has been used to describe the alleged sympathisers of Naxalite groups.


Asian Film Festival from tomorrow: 40 films to be screened, Amol Palekar to be felicitated

Renowned director Kumar Shahani will present the award to Palekar at the National Films Archive of India (NFAI), where the festival will be hosted between December 24 and 30.

Seriously Funny: 10 greatest Bollywood comedies to watch before you die

Making comedies is no laughing matter. As we revisit 10 Bollywood comedies that have tickled us over the years, their impact and reputation is a reminder that funny is a serious business. These madly comic films are a proof that great comedies fuse wit and wisdom and chaos and creativity with equal parts stupidity and sophistication.

People's right to dissent must be respected: Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar wondered why there was so much fuss over people returning their awards as a mark to protest against intolerance.

Amol Palekar's wife unfairly tried to influence jury members opinion against 'Court': Rahul Rawail

Rahul Rawail said: "What was wrong on her (Amol Palekar's wife) part was to go outside during the break and talk about what she liked and didn't to other members."