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Prashant Kanojia and 9 cases that should worry you

One would not think that a Facebook status or a tweet could land you in jail, at least not in the world's largest democracy.However, the reality is a lot more brutal in India, which has a shameful......

Amnesty case: NGO moves SC against 'misuse' of sedition laws

A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday over alleged misuse of penal law on sedition by the Centre and various states, claiming that students, scribes and intellectuals involved in......

'Rule out ambiguity in invoking sedition charges': Govt tells police

In fresh guidelines to police, the Maharashtra government has asked it to rule out any ambiguity during invocation of the Indian Penal Code section pertaining to sedition and not to invoke it......

'Post I liked after Thackeray's death wasn't wrong or offensive'

'Victims' who bore the brunt of the controversial section 66A of Information Technology Act for posting allegedly "offensive" content online heaved a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court on Tuesday,......

When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment for sending 'offensive' messages through......

Facebook comment case: Time to amend the IT Act?

The recent arrest of two girls over a Facebook comment criticising the bandh called after the death of Bal Thackeray has created a furore in the digital world and across the nation and, has raised......

Review: Bombay Velvet is marred by weak storytelling

Bombay Velvet spends too much time on period details and loses focus, notes Aseem Chhabra. Towards the middle of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, Anushka Sharma’s Rosie Noronha stands on......

How Bombay Velvet got made!

'I kept telling Anurag, "I don't care about anything, I don't want any money. Just get the film made".' 'One day I called Anurag and someone else picked up the phone. He said, "Hello, Sir." I......

The Indian and Pakistani behind one of 2015's most important films

Hemal Trivedi, a Hindu filmmaker originally from India, and Mohammed Ali Naqvi, a Muslim from Pakistan, made one of this year's most talked about films. One of the most talked about films at this......

Does the West get India right?

Sometimes, yes. We take a look. Every few years, a Hollywood or a British production company re-discovers India and thinks it is cool to set a film there -- a film that will show the exotic......

Review: Lootera is a beautifully wrapped gift

Lootera reminds us why we like to watch films, writes Aseem Chhabra. How do two people fall in love? When do they first realize it is love and not just infatuation or physical attraction? In life......

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