The problem with Indian publishing: State apathy, sales-driven editorial strategy, lack of accurate data
Indian publishing, dominated by education and struggling to function through a lack of data, suffers the consequences of a state hostile to publishing and apathetic to the dissemination of knowledge.
From My Name Is Khan to Bajirao Mastani, ten films from the 2010s that could've benefited from a female perspective
My Name Is Khan, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani are some films from this decade that should have given more prominence to their interesting female characters.
From Marriage Story to Made in Heaven, how mediators influenced rocky relationships on screen this year
Marriage mediators, ranging from divorce lawyers (Marriage Story) to wedding planners (Made in Heaven), had a field day on the small screen this year.
Comedians Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura discuss CAA, NRC, Jamia protests in their show Bharat Ek Mauj
Amid the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, Varun Grover and Sanjay Rajoura released a new episode of satirical news commentary show Bharat Ek Mauj.
Official at Bhopal railway station objects to Khushwant Singh novel as 'obscene', has it removed from book stall
A senior official of the Railway Board on Wednesday directed a book vendor at Bhopal's railway station to stop selling renowned writer Khushwant Singh's novel Women, Sex, Love and Lust, saying that such "obscene" literature may spoil the future generation. He also objected to another book on preventive measures during pregnancy put on display for sale at a stall.
Jaipur Literature Festival responds to petition seeking strong stand on #MeToo, promises safe space for all
The organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival have said that it condemns sexual harassment and gave details about its internal complaints committee.
#MeToo in India: Ira Trivedi sends legal notice to Chetan Bhagat, says 'women can win self-respect through boycott'
Chetan Bhagat on 15 October put up a screenshot of a mail Ira Trivedi wrote to him in 2013 to counter her claim that he tried to forcibly kiss her in his room after inviting her to tea at the India International Centre.
Neena Gupta's film Badhaai Ho alongside Gajraj Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra released on 18 October
#MeToo: Chetan Bhagat responds to Ira Trivedi's accusations, says 'don’t harm a movement with #fakecharges'
Chetan Bhagat denied Ira Trivedi's allegations saying that #MeToo was not about believing a particular gender but merely standing up for what was true
In her column, Ira Trivedi details her own experiences with sexual harassment in the literary world — more specifically from two prominent figures who have also been named in other #MeToo accounts: Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth.
As a second wave of #MeToo allegations have taken over social media timelines in India over the past couple of weeks, a wide range of accusations — from inappropriate behaviour to rape — have been levelled against public personalities from the fields of (mainly) the media and entertainment
Amyra Dastur reveals she was a victim of harassment: Have faced my share in Bollywood and South Indian films
Amyra Dastur revealed that after an actor 'squeezed himself' against her, she was made to apologise to him after she refused to talk to the actor
Chetan Bhagat claims that in the garb of the #MeToo movement, he is 'being attacked and vilified'.
Kanan Gill, Babu Haabi, Chetan Bhagat accused of sexual misconduct in series of survivor accounts on Twitter
Several women have took to Twitter to recount incidents of harassment by men of power like comedian Kanan Gill and writer Chetan Bhagat.
Twitter users are now joking that this ad was actually Uber’s to keep people from taking an Ola.
Chetan Bhagat's 'No More Explanations' policy is one many writers, commentators feel compelled to adopt
Last month, Chetan Bhagat introduced his No More Explanations Policy (NMEP). He wrote that whenever he tried to explain his views, “it only made things worse.”
Half of these books by Chetan Bhagat will be fiction titles, and the other half will be non-fiction ones that feature his essays and columns | #FirstCulture
Telugu remake of 2 States to have Adivi Sesh, Shivani Rajasekhar in lead roles; shoot to begin in April
The Telugu remake of Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt starrer 2 States was officially launched in Hyderabad this weekend by eminent personalities from Tollywood.
Masaba Gupta and Shabana Azmi were trolled for trivial issues on social media and we can't help point out the obvious — trolling is MTV Splitsvilla level of cool.
Masaba had supported the Supreme Court order of banning firecrackers in Delhi during Diwali this year.