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Uma Devi Khatri: The Forgotten Life Story Of Indian Cinema’s First Comedienne

Sobhika Vasanthan Uma Devi Khatri’s life story unfolds like a plot in Hindi cinema, and is a tale woven with threads of inspiration and tragedy. Despite lending her melodious voice to 45 songs and gracing the screens of nearly 180… Continue Reading →

Hidden Pain, Controlled Bodies: Does Ballet Have to Be Like This?

A recent explosion of revelations from ballet dancers confronts an art form afraid to look itself in the mirror. ByEmily LeibertJune 12, 2023 There is a ballet class that takes place in the East Village of New York most Mondays… Continue Reading →

FIR against producer of ‘Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’, 2 others on actor’s complaint of sexual harassment

FIR against producer of ‘Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’, 2 others on actor’s complaint of sexual harassmentThe FIR was lodged at Powai police station on Monday evening under Indian Penal Code Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or… Continue Reading →

SRFTI students protest against ‘sex pests’ and Trans Student Waits Over A Month For Accommodation

June17, 2023 The students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute are protesting for the past 12 days,against the delaying and lenient approach of the administration, in dealing with the cases of sexual harassment. A Dalit transgender student, Zena Sagar… Continue Reading →

Tina Turner : Pop legend who overcame abuse to become global star

Published Tina Turner’s husky contralto and raunchy stage presence made her one of the best-known singers of her generation. It was a long and often painful journey from a troubled childhood in rural Tennessee to global stardom. She was almost… Continue Reading →

I once admired Russell Brand. But his grim trajectory shows us where politics is heading

George Monbiot In an age of distortion, public figures have powerful tools and a responsibility. This is an object lesson in how that can go wrongFri 10 Mar 2023 07.00 GMT In 2014, the Guardian asked me to nominate my… Continue Reading →

K.P. Sasi: A Tribute

Ram Puniyani Today (25 December 2022) came to know about the sad demise of my dearand close friend K.P.Sasi. I came across this creative brilliant personwhen I was working for my book, ‘Communalism: Illustrated Primer’. I hadlong chats with him… Continue Reading →

Monica Lewinsky’s Verdict on the Johnny Depp- Amber Heard Trial – We all are Guilty

Courtroom porn and social media have turned innocent bystanders into a mass of mudslingers. By Monica LewinskyMay 31, 2022 Photos from Getty Images.  Unless you’re a troglodyte, you’ve been exposed to something about the Depp v. Heard trial in the… Continue Reading →

Santoor Maestro Shivkumar Sharma Dies. “End Of An Era,” Says Amjad Ali Khan #RIP

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma Dies: A Padma Vibhushan recipient, Shivkumar Sharma was born in Jammu in 1938 and is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor, a folk instrument from Jammu and… Continue Reading →

Oscars omit Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar from ‘In Memoriam’ section, fans shocked

The absence of two of Indian cinema’s giants from the 2022 Oscars ceremony was a glaring one, especially after the BAFTA honoured Mangeshkar and Kumar earlier this month.pti news Oscars 2022 Monday, March 28, 2022 – 15:30 Melody queen Lata… Continue Reading →

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