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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Padmapriya Janakiraman


The writer is a National Award-winning film actor, dancer and public policy researcher. Views are personal

The arts sustained many through Covid, but it leaves behind formidable challenges for the artists
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

The appreciation for art’s contribution in providing society with a semblance of normalcy during these isolated times must be cultivated into respect and value for an artist’s labour. Else, as a country, we will be collectively responsible for the loss of our cultural lineage.

International Tea Day: Dipping into Pune’s amruttulya tea-drinking culture
Thu, May 21, 2020

Tea became a popular beverage after a push from the British East India Company. On International Tea Day, it is important to recognise the contribution of the many small institutions, such as small thelas and hole-in-the-wall teashops, like the amruttulyas of Pune.

A time to speak up
Tue, Jan 01, 2019

As we open our eyes to 2019, we are all burdened with the responsibility of defining what “immense value” means to us? How do we, in the truest sense, set the foundations of a just and equal society, an idea enshrined in the Indian Constitution?

Three questions to AMMA, which seems to be searching for its moral compass
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

"The turn of events through the past year and AMMAs responses as an organisation to a female AMMA member’s assault and fellow member’s alleged involvement in the same has cast a serious doubt on the direction of AMMA’s moral compass," writes Malayalam actors Padmapriya and Parvathy.

Hearing the silence
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The Weinstein controversy has broken a deathly hush. Film industries in India must confront their own truths

Make the men answer
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

The recent attack on a woman actor in Kerala has shaken the state. Both government and employers, including the film industry, are accountable on women’s safety