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Monday, April 19, 2021



When gods could take a joke on screen

March 08, 2021 9:29 am

With every case of “hurt sentiments”, works of popular art that can resonate across decades become a little less likely to emerge.

'Undermines media freedom': Editors Guild expresses concern over Centre's new media ethics code

March 06, 2021 3:06 pm

In creating the new reforms, the EGI said, the government did not consult stakeholders and therefore it must “put the rules in abeyance and conduct meaningful consultation with all stakeholders.”

IT rules have no teeth, can’t control OTT without law, says SC

March 06, 2021 7:36 am

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represented the Centre, then told the bench that “the Government shall consider and take appropriate steps for regulation or legislation as may be found fit by the Government and the same shall be placed before the court”.

Tandav case: SC grants interim protection from arrest to Amazon Prime India head Aparna Purohit

March 05, 2021 2:25 pm

The bench also said that the Centre's regulations on social media are mere guidelines and that does not have provision for action against digital platforms.

They show porn too: SC favours screening of OTT content

March 05, 2021 5:16 am

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said there was “filthy” content “with abuses” on the platforms.

Tandav case: Some OTT platforms at times show pornographic content, says Supreme Court

March 04, 2021 5:43 pm

"A balance has to be struck as some OTT platforms are also showing pornographic materials on their platforms," the top court said.

'Tandav': SC to hear today Amazon Prime's Aparna Purohit's challenge of HC order

March 03, 2021 8:03 am

The court said that the reference to the disclaimer about the show being fictional “cannot be considered to be a ground for absolving the applicant of permitting the streaming of an objectionable movie online”.

Amazon Prime apologises for Tandav: We respect our viewers’ diverse beliefs and apologise unconditionally

March 03, 2021 8:15 am

This is Amazon Prime India's third apology statement. The first two were issued by director Ali Abbas Zafar after several police complaints against the show and its team were filed in various parts of the country.

Tandav row: Bail plea of Aparna Purohit junked, Allahabad HC says duty to respect other faiths

February 26, 2021 7:39 am

The court said that even while making a fictional show, it is the duty “of every citizen to respect the feelings of the people of other faith...”

Amazon Prime executive questioned by police over Tandav

February 24, 2021 9:56 am

While Tandav has angered some, the complaints against the drama and Aparna Purohit’s questioning by police have also caused grave concerns among India’s vibrant film industry, where many see this as an attack on free speech.