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Mahasweta Devi - a voice of the oppressed

The 91-year-old, who died on Thursday, went beyond her role as a writer to help tribals in organising themselves in groups so that they could take up development activities in their own areas. A......

'India has never lacked for ideas'

IMAGE: Shahid Kapoor in the controversial film, Udta Punjab. 'Soft power is the power really to win friends and influence people with the strength of your ideas.' 'India's greatest soft power is......

'Without the Gandhi family, the party will disintegrate'

'Instead of camping in the cities and leading the party, leaders have to go to the interiors of the country.''The Congress is losing touch with the common man.' IMAGE: Congress President Sonia......

He donated EVERY rupee he earned to the poor

What began as a challenge ended up a way of life for 'Paalam' Kalyanasundaram, whom the UN adjudged one of the most outstanding people of the 20th century.This is the story of his inspiring......

If this is not anti-nationalism, what is?

'We in the Anglicised middle class are unconcerned about the vast majority of Indians.''We insist on only our concerns and anxieties being debated. All other Indians are irrelevant,' says Aakar......

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......

Will Mamata's second term mark a fresh start for industry in Bengal?

The populist measures Mamata Banerjee took in the last five years helped her win the elections; some fear that this could set the tone of her government for the next five years, says Ishita Ayan......

Films, books that inspire corporate head honchos

What do A-listers like to read, watch or listen to? And who are the people they admire? Here is a list -- IMAGE: The poster of the film Taare Zameen Par. The film is one of the favourites of Amit......

Of websites and factories

Regulating the internet only as a medium is somewhat similar to regulating electricity only as a driver of the TV industry, says Ajit Balakrishnan. It is a source of unending fascination for me......

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 Censor Board is forcing people to rebel'

'We cannot be the country that created the Kamasutra and then we show flowers kiss and a child is born.''Censorship makes no sense today. People are already watching all sorts of things......

Madaari Review: Well-intentioned but...

Madaari is not a film that will stay with you as you, in your day to day routine, succumb to the pressure and become part of the corruption that ails our system, feels Savera R Someshwar. Do we......

World Cup Diary: Ray's 'Charulata' makes news in Hamilton

Zimbabwe supporters at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images On a Sunday afternoon, in sleepy Hamilton, as one ambles through the quiet streets, the colourful billboards at......
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I want to be an inspiration to all Tamils

Pa. Ranjith Team Kabali celebrated the success of the film after a terrific first week here in Chennai. Speaking on the sidelines, director... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/i-want-to-be-an-inspiration-to-all-tamils/article8914137.ece?ref=tpnews
Literary giant, crusader for tribal rights Mahasweta Devi dead

Mahesh Bhatt Kolkata, July 28 Eminent activist-writer, honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay Award for her decades of crusade for the... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a667246.html
Lee

Mumbai, Jul 28 () Former Australian pacer Brett Lee believes that the audience will see sizzling chemistry between him and actress Tannishtha... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Audience-to-see-sizzling-chemistry-between-me-Tannishtha-Lee/articleshow/53437136.cms
All you need to know about the writer who was a voice for the oppressed

A litterateur with the zeal of an activist, Mahasweta Devi used creative expression as a tool to fight for the rights of the indigenous people and... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-mahasweta-devi-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-voice-of-the-oppressed-2238991
Ali Abbas Zafar on Salman Khan, Sultan's collections, cliches and sexism

Records are falling like ninepins in the wake of writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma. Even as another... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/bollywood/directors-cut-ali-abbas-zafar-on-salman-khan-sultans-collections-cliches-and-sexism-2920732.html

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