Free Press Journal
  • Glorying the gun and gore in Bollywood: Is it justified?

    There’s something about grey that attracts the attention… Negative characters have a charm of their own but Shubarna Mukerji Shu questions the credibility of Bollywood when filmmakers go on to eulogise the hardened criminals of our society in their movies Gun shots, gore, chases… the underdog suddenly shedding all inhibitions and going to the wolves…

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  • Sonam Kapoor acquires rights of ‘The Aryavarta Chronicles’

    Sonam Kapoor jumps into the literary-adaptation bandwagon. The actress has acquired the rights the rights of Singapore-based author Krishna Udayasankar’s bestseller series, ‘The Aryavarta Chronicles’, a modern retelling of ‘Mahabharata’ through the novels — Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra that collectively comprise the series. “I was zapped and star-struck when Sonam first reached out to me…

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  • The Red Haired Woman: Review

    Book: The Red Haired Woman Author: Orhan Pamuk ISBN: 9780670089260 Published by: Penguin Random House India Price: Rs 599/- The Father is not only a parent but in the deep recesses of the mind, he can play the role of a distinct author. But what if the Father is not around? Then there is always…

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  • Bhopal tops in eve-teasing in state, complaints triple in 3 yrs

    Bhopal: If you are a woman resident of the city, there is bad news for you. Bhopal has the dubious distinction of recording the highest number of eve-teasing and molestation cases among all the districts in the state and the numbers are rising. The Dial-100 Quick Response Vehicles, on an average, receive around 1,500 complaints…

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  • Happy Teacher’s Day: Bollywood actors who immortalised teaching on screen

    Amitabh Bachchan He gives new life to a deaf, blind and mute girl in ‘Black’ or an honest Prabhakar Anand of ‘Aarakshan’, who fought to bring a change in the educational system without compromising on his morals and principles, Amitabh Bachchan brought alive various aspects of a teacher’s personality through these films. Shah Rukh Khan…

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  • Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions: Review

    Book: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in fifteen suggestions Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Price: Rs 250 Pages: 66 ISBN: 978-0-00-825329-5 Publisher: Harper Collins publishers Where does power lie? Is it in language, in rationality, or in appearance? Is a complicated question. The societies and cultures around the world have made their own hierarchies of…

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  • India ships BrahMos missiles to Vietnam, ‘teaches’ China a lesson

    Mumbai: The Government of India has, according to Livefist Defence (https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/08/history-made-india-gives-vietnam-the-brahmos.html), decided to supply the famed Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles to Vietnam. The Government of India, however, refused to confirm or deny this development. But media sources have reported a quote from the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at…

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  • Mumbai: It will be paid holiday for voters on poll day

    Bhayandar: In order to ensure that maximum people come out and exercise their voting franchise, the state government has issued directions to all private firms asking them to declare voting day as a paid holiday for all its employees. Apart from elections to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), by-polls have been scheduled for some…

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  • Mumbai: Narayan Rane wants quota Bill passed in this session

    Mumbai : Senior Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Narayan Rane on Monday demanded that the law for granting reservation for Marathas in jobs and educational institutes be passed in the current Assembly session. Rane said a delegation of the Maratha morcha will come to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and submit their…

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  • The Curry Coast: Travels in Malabar 500 Years after Vasco da Gama-Review

    Title: The Curry Coast: Travels in Malabar 500 Years after Vasco da Gama Author: Binoo K John Publisher: Speaking Tiger Price: Rs 350/- Pages: 251 For me alone doth Vasco crave bright glory’s crown, And sharing with brave Diaz his most dread exploits, He boldly stems the threat’ning seas, And ploughs the waves towards far…

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  • State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2016- Review

    Title: State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2016 Authors: Girija Srinivasan and Narasimhan Srinivasan Publisher: Sage Publications and ACCESS Development Price: Rs 1,250/- Pages: 251 Torn from their families Mothers go hungry To feed their children But children go hungry There’s so many big men They’re out making millions When poverty’s profits Just blame the children….

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  • ‘I might have chewed Akshay Kumar’s brains’: Bhumi Pednekar

    Hers was the most talked about debut, the number of awards she has won for her first film is a record in itself. This rank outsider has already shaken the industry once, but she is about to do it again with Toilet Ek Prem Katha… Excerpts from the interview. It’s been two years since Dum…

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