Free Press Journal
  • Saint Dadu Dayal, the integrator

    Among the religious reformers and saint-poets who may have sprung from Kabir, Dadu’s name comes the foremost. Dadu was cotton cleaner by profession. He was born in 1544 in Ahmedabad of Brahmin parents who were merchants it seems. His fathers’ name was Lodi Ram. He lived during the end of Akbar’s reign and beginning of Jehangir’s reign.

  • The Great Indian Bustard

    Do not bust the bustards!

    The Great Indian Bustard is tottering on extinction despite all attempts in the last 25 years says Ratnadeep Banerji

  • Students FTII

    FTII’s dreams shattered?

    When every year FTII alumnus steal the limelight at National Film Awards by winning dozens of awards, when every year their films are screened at prestigious international film festivals like Cannes and when 50 percent of technicians of Hindi cinema are from the institute, nobody at the campus understands why discussion of the institute’s degradation are doing rounds, says VARSHA TORGALKAR.

  • Jew Town: An ancient and historical town in Cochin

    Jew Town in Cochin (Kochi), is a quaint place lined with colonial houses and innumerable stores selling antiques, curios and artifacts. The main attraction here is the Paradesi Synagogue,  writes Nerita D’Cruz.

  • Why Tina Ahuja gave Kapil’s show a miss 

    Recently when the cast of Second Hand Husband visited the sets of Comedy nights with Kapil, the lead stars of the film were expected to be present along with vetran actor Dharmendra who also plays a part in the film. Unfortunately actress TinaAhuja backed off at the last moment and decided to give the show a miss.

  • The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen

    The Master allows things to happen.
    She shapes events as they come.
    She steps out of the way
    and lets the Tao speak for itself.
    ~The Daodejing

  • Unhappy marriage


    I’m a 16-year-old girl and I’m not happy with the way I look. I’ve even tried self-harming, which I know is bad, but I can’t stop. I’m losing friends over it and I think I’m even losing my boyfriend too. I just want to feel good about the way I am, but there’s no one to talk to. I want to open up to my friends and my boyfriend about

  • One Dark, Twisted Role, Please!

    Witty, wise and rather wonderful,VINAY PATHAK talks to VIRAJ SAWANT about breaking stereotypes, his awe of cinema and his upcoming film, GAUR HARIDASTAAN.

  • kareena kapoor

    Kareena, Arjun to start shooting for R Balki’s next 

    While her super-starry project Bajrangi Bhaijaan opposite Salman Khan is all set to hit the screens on July 17, Kareena isn’t up for a break. She’ll soon begin shooting for her next venture with Arjun Kapoor, where the two are supposedly playing husband and wife. This R Balki film is the same film which is also suspected to bring back Amitabh Bachchan in one of the prominent roles. Well, with such an

  • Divya Dutta pranked over a cuppa tea

    Pranks on actors is a common thing on the sets of films. But, when an innocuous person like Baba Azmi is the orchestrator of the dido, you just don`t see it coming. During one of their shoots, DOP Azmi dropped a cup of chai on the Badlapur actress who was so shocked that she sprung up from her seat only to realize that it was empty.

  • Aditi Rao Hydari

    Aditi Rao Hydari talks about Arshad Warsi 

    Her last major appearance as a female lead was in Akshay Kumar’s Boss. Now more than a year and a half later, Aditi Rao Hydari is returning as a solo female lead in Guddu Rangeela where she has Arshad Warsi and Amit Sadh for company. In this Subhash Kapoor directed film, she is plays the role of a sweet, innocent and vulnerable part, a character she relates to easily. However, she does warn beforehand that there is a lot more than just the

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Iftaar party for Bajirao Mastani crew 

    Sanjay LeelaBhansali, who is known for his larger than life movies, recently organized an Iftaar party for his cast and crew earlier this week. The said party, which was organized on the sets of his period film BajiraoMastani, was a part of the ongoing holy month of Ramzan.

  • Vyapam claims a journalist now

    Jhabua (MP) : The Vyapam scam turned murkier on Friday with  an investigative journalist working for a leading Delhi-based news channel dying under mysterious circumstances soon after he interviewed parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.

  • Hema will give financial aid to accident victims

    Mumbai : BJP MP Hema Malini, who was discharged from a Jaipur hospital on Saturday after her Mercedes collided with another car leaving a child dead and injuring five others, including the actress, has offered financial assistance to families of the victims.

  • Women scoop top four ranks in civil services exam!

    New Delhi : Delhi-based Ira Singhal on Saturday became the first physically-handicapped woman to top the civil services examination in which the top four positions were scooped by women. Suffering from Scoliosis, a spine-related disorder, 31-year-old Ira, an IRS officer, clinched the top position in her sixth attempt.

  • Lalit Modi hosted Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra?

    New Delhi : Absconding IPL founder Lalit Modi has now tried to embarrass Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law, hinting that they took his hospitality.