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22 hours ago
AAP MP Sanjay Singh gets Rs 5,000 crore defamation notice

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh has been slapped with a Rs 5,000 crore defamation notice for making false, distorted and malicious insinuations against the Reliance Group. The notice by the Reliance Group of companies sent to the AAP leader refers to Singh's February 13 press briefing in which he had raised issues regarding the purchase of 3...

7 days ago
I believe in Bimal Roy's school of films: Producer Prerna Arora

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Producer Prerna Arora, whose latest project Pad Man gives a message on menstrual hygiene, says she believes in the kind of cinema that late filmmaker Bimal Roy is known for. Arora, who spearheads Kriarj Entertainment Pvt Ltd, has a knack of backing films with socially relevant subjects. Toilet - Ek Prem Katha was a case in point. I don't want to follow usual...

8 days ago
Not happy with Bollywood's present music scenario: Javed Akhtar

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Eminent lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar feels the music in contemporary Indian cinema is no longer sympathetic to lyrics, and the tunes -- often high on tempo -- are not conducive for good poetry. In a freewheeling interview with IANS, the Padma Bhushan awardee dwelt on his self-discovering journey as a poet, talked about issues like increasing hostilit...

8 days ago
Not scared of protests against Kamala Das biopic: Director Kamal

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Malayalam film director Kamal is not a worried man even though his biopic on the very fiery author-poet Kamala Das has ignited debates and protests, as well as attracted an attempt to stop the film legally for propagating love jihad -- a charge that Kamal vehemently denies. Aami, the film, is now ready to hit the screens on Friday, after the Kerala High Court quashed...

9 days ago
Indian society becoming regressive, freedom of expression shrinking: Javed Akhtar

Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Poet-lyricist-script writer Javed Akhtar has warned that the room for creativity or freedom of expression, which has been the ethos of Indian democracy, is shrinking and called for taking lessons from the pathetic condition of some neighbouring countries where such extremism was prevalent. Akhtar, who has in the past faced the wrath of fundamentalists and trolls for...

9 days ago
EU calls for lifting of emergency in Maldives

Brussels, Feb 7 (IANS) With a political crisis raging in the Maldives, the European Union (EU) has called for the lifting of the state of emergency that President Abdulla Yameen has imposed in the country. The declaration of the state of emergency on February 5 by the President of the Maldives undermines democracy and human rights and further escalates political tensions in the country, ...

11 days ago
Kurdish protesters clash with Italian police during Erdogan's visit

Rome, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) Italian security forces clashed with pro-Kurdish demonstrators and held two people on Monday during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit, police said. Following the violent aggression towards security forces by protesters at Castel Sant'Angelo, the demonstration was brought to an end, said the Rome police headquarters in a statement. Two people we...

11 days ago
Kurdish protesters clash with Italian police during Erdogan's visit

Rome, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) Italian security forces clashed with pro-Kurdish demonstrators and held two people on Monday during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit, police said. Following the violent aggression towards security forces by protesters at Castel Sant'Angelo, the demonstration was brought to an end, said the Rome police headquarters in a statement. Two people we...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

12 days ago
Comedians get more leeway than other artists in India: Vir Das

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Jokes and jibes about politics have become a mainstay in American showbiz. But in India, it is the comedians who enjoy more leeway than other artistes when it comes to making a political commentary, says actor-comedian Vir Das. Bollywood stars have become more prudent than ever about commenting on socio-political issues. Does Vir find himself restricted in...

13 days ago
Winds of Change: A message for Mr Modi from Diggi Palace

In its 11-year journey, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has seen speakers using the platform to send out strong political messages. But the hundreds of thousands who gather at the literary extravaganza are also adept at sending their own message. And from their cheers and thunderous applause this year, rises a whisper: Things are not all good for Mr Modi -- in the literary space, at least --...

13 days ago
Winds of Change: A message for Mr Modi from Diggi Palace

In its 11-year journey, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has seen speakers using the platform to send out strong political messages. But the hundreds of thousands who gather at the literary extravaganza are also adept at sending their own message. And from their cheers and thunderous applause this year, rises a whisper: Things are not all good for Mr Modi -- in the literary space, at least --...

13 days ago
Winds of Change: A message for Mr Modi from Diggi Palace

In its 11-year journey, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has seen speakers using the platform to send out strong political messages. But the hundreds of thousands who gather at the literary extravaganza are also adept at sending their own message. And from their cheers and thunderous applause this year, rises a whisper: Things are not all good for Mr Modi -- in the literary space, at least --...

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