Teesta Setalvad honoured with medal of courage

Visiting social justice activist from India Teesta Setalvad was honoured with medal of courage by Radical Desi publications and Indians Abroad For Pluralist India at an event organized in commemoration of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on Friday, April 13. Held at the Surrey Central Library, the event was organized to launch the Punjabi edition of Foot Soldier of the Constitution. Originally, authored by Setalvad in … Continue reading Teesta Setalvad honoured with medal of courage

I am returning my Awards because I am deeply concerned and ashamed of what this government is doing to this country and to its own people – Pradip Kishen

I don’t work or perhaps even think as a film maker any more. But many years ago, someone in their folly or wisdom thought to give 2 of the films I made National Awards. Today, in solidarity with the students of the FTII who are being bullied and humiliated into accepting 3rd rate people to preside over their destinies, I wish to return these 2 … Continue reading I am returning my Awards because I am deeply concerned and ashamed of what this government is doing to this country and to its own people – Pradip Kishen

जला कर मारने, गोली से उड़ा देने या नरसंहार के लिए ‘असहिष्‍णुता’ (इनटोलरेंस) सही शब्‍द नहीं है – अरुंधति राय

हालांकि, मैं नहीं मानती कि कोई अवॉर्ड हमारे काम को आंकने का सही पैमाना है। मैं लौटाए गए अवॉर्ड्स की सूची में 1989 में प्राप्‍त नेशनल अवॉर्ड (बेस्‍ट स्‍क्रीनप्‍ले के लिए) को भी शामिल करती हूं। मैं यह साफ कर देना चाहती हूं कि मैं यह अवॉर्ड इसलिए नहीं लौटा रही क्‍योंकि मैं उस बात से आहत हूं जिसे ‘बढ़ती कट्टरता’ कहा जा रहा है … Continue reading जला कर मारने, गोली से उड़ा देने या नरसंहार के लिए ‘असहिष्‍णुता’ (इनटोलरेंस) सही शब्‍द नहीं है – अरुंधति राय