Category Archive: Art

what a truly controversial film on rape and rape culture in India could be like

Ayesha Kidwai teaches at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I have just watched a film that leaves me underwhelmed but not angry or distraught. It is not hate speech, it is not racist,… Continue reading

Beyond Ban or No Ban on ‘India’s Daughter’ : A Letter to NDTV

Activists and Lawyers write a letter to NDTV on the issue of broadcasting ‘India’s Daughter’ 5th March, 2015 To, Dr. Pranoy Roy, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV, New Delhi. Dear Dr. Prannoy Roy,… Continue reading

‘India’s Daughter’ is not an act of global solidarity

Vrinda Grover is a noted lawyer and activist. I have seen the documentary film, India’s Daughter. I think we need to take a position of engagement rather than posit it as a ban… Continue reading

The artist couple

The artist couple Meenakshi J. and Jey sushil have been painting at people’s houses, schools, jails and walls involving them in the creative process. They feel it’s a kind of relational art where… Continue reading

All India Bakchod ‘Roasted’

Anubhav Sinha is noted film producer & director. He blogs at http://benarasi-babu.blogspot.in/. I am not writing this because like most I must have an opinion too regarding AIB ROAST. I am writing this… Continue reading

Censor Board just became such a friendly place!

Rakesh Sharma is a noted Documentary filmmaker. In 2004, the day after the Censors cleared my film Final Solution, after denying it a certificate 3 months earlier, I had a request for an… Continue reading

Film-maker Luc Besson’s open letter to young French Muslims

Charlie Attackers Are Not Your Brothers, says noted film-maker Luc Besson to young French Muslims. Courtesy: DEADLINE My brother, if you knew how badly I hurt for you today, you and your beautiful religion… Continue reading

Dilip Kumar : The Legend

Amit Ranjan, Ph D, researches and writes on international affairs. He can be reached at amitranjan.jnu@gmail.com. Book Review Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow by Udayatara Nayar/Hay House India, New Delhi, 2014 /… Continue reading

“Chinese Coffee” at Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre

The play “Chinese Coffee” will be staged on July 5 and 6, 2014 at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai There are two reasons for us to return to Prithvi Theatre with this play. First is… Continue reading

Beyond the World Cup Headlines

Deji Bryce Olukotun is the Ford Foundation Freedom to Write Fellow at PEN American Center. He founded PEN’s digital freedom program and manages PEN’s capacity building work in Myanmar, South Africa, and Haiti.… Continue reading

पत्रकार मार्खेस

प्रकाश के रे बरगद के संपादक हैं. हमारे समय की एक बड़ी त्रासदी यह है कि हमारे समाज जैसे औपनिवेशिक और उत्तर-औपनिवेशिक समाजों की समझ के लिए हम पश्चिमी आधुनिकता की अवधारणाओं पर… Continue reading