MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY : HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

A few years ago, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s helicopter broke down in rural Mali. While waiting for repairs, the filmmaker spent a day talking with a local farmer about his hopes, concerns, and priorities—examining the basic questions that shape a life. “It was the first time I had ever been confronted with really finding out about a person’s life and experiences,” Arthus-Bertrand says. And now, thanks to … Continue reading MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY : HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

My Name Is Khan and I stand for secular India – Faridoon Shahryar

“We will never be a superpower if we are not going to believe that all religions are equal,” said Shah Rukh Khan in a television interview a day before his 50th birthday. This pertinent sentiment has been quoted by an editorial in ‘The New York Times’ on November 3 to elaborate on the point that why intolerance in India ought to be checked at the … Continue reading My Name Is Khan and I stand for secular India – Faridoon Shahryar

The Kind Of Intolerance We Have Witnessed In Last 1 Year Has Been Unprecedented: Sharmila Tagore

Courtesy: Indian Express Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore said the kind of intolerance we have witnessed in the last one year is against the spirit of the Indian constitution. She recites Rabindra Nath Tagore’s poem Chitto Jethaye Bhoy Shunno/ Chitta jaha par hai Bhay Shunya/ Where the mind is without Fear.   Continue reading The Kind Of Intolerance We Have Witnessed In Last 1 Year Has Been Unprecedented: Sharmila Tagore

BJP leader was wrong- Shah Rukh did speak up during 26/11

NEW DELHI:  Where was Shahrukh Khan when 26/11 happened asked Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tweeter on the 4th of November 2015. Mr Vijatvargiya has drawn strong criticism from his own party and others for his attack on Shah Rukh Khan over the film star’s comments on religious intolerance. “Shah Rukh Khan lives in India, but his heart is in Pakistan. His films make crores … Continue reading BJP leader was wrong- Shah Rukh did speak up during 26/11

मैं कहीं नहीं जाने वाला। मेरे पिता आजादी के लिए लड़े हैं। उन्होंने जो मुझे दिया, वह मैं किसी को नहीं दे सकता – शाहरुख खान

मुंबई: अभिनेता शाहरुख खान सोमवार को 50 साल के हो गए। इस मौके पर उन्होंने कई इंटरव्यू दिए। विवादित सवालों पर भी खुलकर बोले।  शाहरुख से अलग-अलग बातचीत के मुख्य अंश… धर्म को लेकर मेरे बच्चे हमेशा कन्फ्यूज रहते हैं मेरे घर में हर कोई अपना-अपना धर्म मानने को आजाद है। मेरे बच्चे असमंजस में रहते हैं कि वे हिंदू हैं या मुस्लिम। मैं पूछता … Continue reading मैं कहीं नहीं जाने वाला। मेरे पिता आजादी के लिए लड़े हैं। उन्होंने जो मुझे दिया, वह मैं किसी को नहीं दे सकता – शाहरुख खान

Make FTII free of political influence, says Dibakar Banerjee

What prompted you, and the other filmmakers, to return your National Awards? We were hoping that someone would hear us, see the logic of the students’ protest, and then act on it constructively. Why did you take so long to join the agitation? If it (the act of returning the awards) was done earlier, someone would have said, “Why now?” Just like someone could say, … Continue reading Make FTII free of political influence, says Dibakar Banerjee

Why I returned my National Film Award: An open letter to the President of India – Rakesh Sharma

Mananiya Rashtrapatiji, Some weeks ago, many of us – national film award winners – had written to you on behalf of the film-making community, urging your direct intervention. We never had the courtesy of even an acknowledgement, let alone a considered response either from your office, or from the Government of India, to whom you presumably forwarded our letter. Since then, the climate of fear … Continue reading Why I returned my National Film Award: An open letter to the President of India – Rakesh Sharma

“Nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up”, says Shah Rukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan, during a Twitter townhall with a leading media outfit, said that he is open to the idea of  giving up his award as a symbolic means of protest against extreme intolerance in India. “Yes, as a symbolic gesture I would give it up,” the actor said, referring to the spate of other film personalities, artists, writers, scientists and others who have returned awards as … Continue reading “Nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up”, says Shah Rukh Khan