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Explained: What is 'obscenity' in India?

Explained: What is 'obscenity' in India?

The past week saw two high profile cases on ‘obscenity’ in the country, as model and actor Milind Soman and actor Poonam Pandey were booked

Life on the edge: Manto in these turbulent times

Life on the edge: Manto in these turbulent times

Of late, many nefarious episodes of quelling the voices of intrepid authors have disenchanted discerning citizens.

Here is the Winners list of 64th Filmfare Awards 2019

Here is the Winners list of 64th Filmfare Awards 2019

Best Film Popular Choice AwardRaazi

Activists, writers protest in Pakistan against ban on Nandita Das’ ‘Manto’

Activists, writers protest in Pakistan against ban on Nandita Das’ ‘Manto’

Mumbai: Writers, activists and journalists in Pakistan on Monday held a nationwide protest against a ban on Indian filmmaker Nandita Das’...Read More

‘Manto’: Pakistan I&B minister promises help to director Nandita Das amid ban on the film

‘Manto’: Pakistan I&B minister promises help to director Nandita Das amid ban on the film

Mumbai: Pakistan’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday assured his help to filmmaker Nandita Das in lifting...Read More

10 underappreciated Bollywood films you missed watching in 2018

10 underappreciated Bollywood films you missed watching in 2018

Bollywood movies in 2018 succumbed to the usual trend of playing up those that had starry elements but lacked content and execution. Some...Read More

Filmmaker Nandita Das takes ‘Manto’ to youngsters in Oxford, shows the film to Malala Yousoufzai

Filmmaker Nandita Das takes ‘Manto’ to youngsters in Oxford, shows the film to Malala Yousoufzai

The youngest winner of the Nobel peace prize Malala Yousoufzai saw Nandita Das’s bio-pic on Saddat Haasan Manto earlier this week. And Ma...Read More

‘Manto’ star Rasika Dugal to do series based on forgotten authors of India

‘Manto’ star Rasika Dugal to do series based on forgotten authors of India

Mumbai: Actress Rasika Dugal aims to do a series on the forgotten authors of India and says it is important that their thoughts and stori...Read More

India at Oscars 2019! ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Raazi’, ‘Manto’ and more to be considered for official entry

India at Oscars 2019! ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Raazi’, ‘Manto’ and more to be considered for official entry

The 91st Academy Awards aka Oscars 2019 will soon be announcing the final contenders for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Hence, ...Read More

Manto! Coming to terms with ‘partition’ to fighting legal battles, here’s the real story of legendary author Saadat Hasan Manto

Manto! Coming to terms with ‘partition’ to fighting legal battles, here’s the real story of legendary author Saadat Hasan Manto

Manto, is a biopic of author Saadat Hasan Manto, which is releasing this Friday. The movie was premiered at Cannes Film Festival this yea...Read More

Nandita Das on how opinions about skin colors can be very hazardous

Nandita Das on how opinions about skin colors can be very hazardous

Mumbai: Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says the obsession with fair skin has been there in the Indian society for much longer than one can...Read More

Manto: This is how much Rishi Kapoor and Javed Akhtar charged for Nandita Das’ film

Manto: This is how much Rishi Kapoor and Javed Akhtar charged for Nandita Das’ film

Mumbai: Celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar didn’t charge a penny for actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’ forthcoming ...Read More

Nandita’s Manto headed for another film fest

Nandita’s Manto headed for another film fest

Filmmaker Nandita Das is excited that her upcoming directorial “Manto” will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)...Read More

Nandita Das to speak at Les Napoleons in France

Nandita Das to speak at Les Napoleons in France

Mumbai: Actor-director Nandita Das will be speaking at Les Napoleons session in France’s Arles. The 48-year-old actor, known for films su...Read More

Nandita Das to speak at the prestigious ‘Les Napoleons’ in France

Nandita Das to speak at the prestigious ‘Les Napoleons’ in France

Nandita Das’s film, Manto, is a liberal voice in these divided, turbulent times, hence it comes as no surprise that the filmmaker has bee...Read More

I’m fulfilling all my desires as an actor, says Divya Dutta on bold, emotional, comic roles

I’m fulfilling all my desires as an actor, says Divya Dutta on bold, emotional, comic roles

New Delhi: Divya Dutta will be seen in a bold avatar in “Manto”, an emotional role in “Fanney Khan”, and will then jump into the comic zo...Read More

Female actors still stereotyped in their portrayal: Actor Nandita Das

Female actors still stereotyped in their portrayal: Actor Nandita Das

New Delhi: Is getting sexual freedom the only way for women to be free, asks acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das as she wonders w...Read More

Democracy under attack in India: Actor and filmmaker Nandita Das

Democracy under attack in India: Actor and filmmaker Nandita Das

New Delhi, Democracy is under threat in India with “artists, writers and rationalists” being attacked in some form or the other, says acc...Read More

Cannes is a big check mark on my bucket list: Actress Rasika Dugal

Cannes is a big check mark on my bucket list: Actress Rasika Dugal

Watching her film “Manto” on the big screen during its world premiere at the 71st Cannes Film Festival was “special and surreal” for actr...Read More

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