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From snowmen to Viber: Bizarre bans in Saudi Arabia

Women behind the wheel, movie theaters and now snowmen! Everyday things in the outside world are prohibited in Saudi Arabia’s incredibly conservative society. Rediff.com compiles a list......

Vajpayee revelled in being everything to everybody

Atal Bihari Vajpayee would seek to placate the hawks in the RSS by stating that the writing of history should not be one-sided. At the same time, he would project a moderate 'Nehruvian' image of......

Telling the story of the birth of a nation is never easy: Shyam Benegal

“Telling the story of the birth of a nation is never easy. Especially if that nation is as big and diverse as India,” said Shyam Benegal about ‘Samvidhaan -- The......

Mizoram film industry pins hope on new government

Swamped by Korean films dubbed in Mizo language, the film industry in Mizoram hopes that whichever party comes to power after polls should allocate more funds for its development. The chorus for......

When Bangladesh remembered those who helped in the 1971 war

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, journalist and writer, speaks of her experiences on being honoured by Bangladesh for her help during the 1971 liberation war. The news that Bangladesh was bestowing......

Cars that we have drooled over in the movies

Cinema helps us live our dreams and often reflects the prevalent norms in the society. Over the years movie makers have inspired awe from their viewers by filming some really interesting and......

Is print media losing its charm?

India is a culture of oral communication. It, perhaps, explains the quick adoption of the audio-visual medium. We learn by hearing, and these mediums enable that easily, says Madan......

How Walt Disney plans to strike it big in India

He is the man of the moment as Siddharth Roy Kapur takes charge as managing director of the Walt Disney Company India from January 1. Having joined UTV in 2005, he has handled roles across revenue,......

Governments failing to acknowledge water crisis: Lord Paul

Governments across the world are failing to acknowledge a looming water crisis and a health and poverty disaster, leading NRI industrialist and educationist Lord Swraj Paul has said. "As we look to......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......

Cleavage, stalkers, item gals: Has Bollywood got it WRONG?

They say that cinema is a reflection of society. If that is true, what kind of society are we living in, asks Paloma Sharma. It is late Monday night. I flip through the channels on my television,......

Review: Celluloid is compelling

Paresh C Palicha says Celluloid gives life to J C Daniel who is also known as 'Father of Malayalam Cinema'. We as a society have little regard for our artistic heritage, or respect for the pioneers......

The Very Best of Soumitra Chatterjee

Image: Soumitra Chatterjee in Apur Sansar As Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80 on January 19, we look back at his best movies. A Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the least one could have asked for veteran......

Manoj Bajpayee: I am a desperate actor

'Even if you give me a good role, I will try to make it look bad because nobody is perfect.' Manoj Bajpayee gets ready to play yet another negative character in Tevar. Manoj Bajpayee is enjoying......
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Q. Amitabh Bachan Big icon in indian cinema should do TV serials with moral education to prevent social, sexual crimes in our society? do you agree?
Samir Med:  A.  more

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Mahesh Gopal Shanbhag
Q. Today's cinema & TV serials r projecting what good things for our society ? If U don'nt agree with the abv statement then . . . what bad things they r projecting ?
Mahesh Gopal Shanbhag:  A. i think it will not work more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/todays-cinema--tv-serials-r-projecting-what-good-things-for-/27528655/answers/27531296

Farhaan
Q. What kind of male morons are we portraying in our Cinema??
Farhaan:  A. i beg to differ sir, because it tends to spoil the manners and habits of youth and even the elders. I think think the people fail to understand...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-kind-of-male-morons-are-we-portraying-in-our-cinema/26812649/answers/27528660

Major LOC
Q. Comments - Ravana Ki Lanka Sonay ki Thi.Why not excavate for that and recover whole city of GOLD. Then no Indian will have to work and just watch Bollywood Cinema and enjoy Daru-Murga
Major LOC:  A. Indian cinema can reflect on violence in society, but they need to also reflect that many films show violent men as cool. Of course, strong roles...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/comments---ravana-ki-lanka-sonay-ki-thi.why-not-excavate-for/26595185/answers/26812664

Chanakya
Q. There needs to bring drastic change in of the mind set of parents not keeping their daughers with them to save them from terrible happenings and suffering their at husbands homes.
Chanakya:  A. that is what heritage and architectural society is doing more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/there-needs-to-bring-drastic-change-in-of-the-mind-set-of-pa/26136069/answers/26595223

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Frieda Pinto starrer Desert Dancer premieres at Santa Barabara Filmfest

NEW DELHI: Even as the Frieda Pinto-starrer Desert Dancer opened the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by UGG Australia in... ...

http://www.indiantelevision.com/movies/hollywood/frieda-pinto-starrer-desert-dancer-premieres-at-santa-barabara-filmfest-150129
Newly elected MLA re-starts abandoned police chowky at Agripada

MUMBAI: Newly elected MLA advocate Waris Pathan re-started an abandoned police chowky at Agripada where maximum cases of drug addicts, chain... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Newly-elected-MLA-re-starts-abandoned-police-chowky-at-Agripada/articleshow/46056727.cms
Mardaani receives a standing ovation in Poland

Yash Raj Films' Mardaani premiered in Poland at Warsaw's Kino Muranow theatre, one of the oldest art house theatres in the country, yesterday. Rani... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Mardaani-receives-a-standing-ovation-in-Poland/articleshow/46054515.cms
Imperialism waging cultural warfare

Comment · print · T T T+· T- The Hindu Janapada Academy president Pichchalli Srinivas beating the drum to mark inauguration of... ...

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Saif Ali Khan

Ever since she got married to Saif Ali Khan in October 2012, Kareena Kapoor Khan has regularly become the target of certain religious groups, who... ...

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