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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Pankaj Butalia

The writer is a Delhi-based filmmaker.  

Sedition law has no place in a modern democracy
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Born of an authoritarian mindset and fixation with order, it’s been done away with in most of the world.

Airlines must take Covid precautions seriously
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

DGCA recently issued strict guidelines regarding masks on flights since the alarm was raised by Justice C Hari Shankar of Delhi HC. But airlines have been too casual about implementing Covid restrictions

Fair & Lovely may have dropped ‘fair’ but it does not discourage process of pigmentation change
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

A well-known Bollywood cinematographer once told me that the entire lighting for a film had one central purpose – to ensure the main actor’s skin tones are light. Everything else revolved around that.

Film censorship continues and spreads in India
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The Shyam Benegal Committee report does not help matters.

Two laws on censorship
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Documentaries are held to a different standard than Bollywood films.