Oscars raise inclusion bar for Best Picture category in a move to encourage diversity on and off screen
The Academy rolled out four broad categories for representation: On-screen; among the crew; at the studio; training, and advancement opportunities
Netflix India is dialling up the diversity with its new 2020 slate, says Monika Shergill, VP-Content
Monika Shergill talks about how the lockdown has benefited streaming, and how they maintain inclusivity and quality control at Netflix India.
Hamilton employs colourblind casting, but that only does disservice to the idea of true representation
The trouble of a colourblind production might not be the casting itself but the fact that the casting may still erase the reimagined characters’ identities
Charlize Theron recounts growing up in Apartheid South Africa, hopes her Black daughters are represented in Hollywood
Charlize Theron says she carries a 'tremendous amount of guilt' for being a part of a system that benefited her as a white person in South Africa.
Hollywood giants express solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement, but there's lack of systemic change, say experts
Hollywood’s record in diversity and inclusion has improved in recent years, but it still lags behind the population — particularly in its executive ranks.
Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities
Taste the Nation sees Padma Lakshmi travel across the US to learn about food of US immigrant and indigenous communities
The Bachelor announces Matt James as its first black lead after criticism of lack of diversity in US dating show
The Bachelor Season 25 is expected to return on US television network ABC in 2021.
The Academy announces 'representation and inclusion standards', sets 10 Best Picture noms for Oscars 2022
The Academy is also planning to implement new eligibility requirements, represented in the 5-year effort to promote diversity, which will be finalized by the end of July.
Oscars 2020: Leslie Jones reveals she 'abstained' from voting in most categories; cites 'no black people' as reason
Both BAFTA and the Academy have been heavily criticised for the lack of representation and diversity after the nominations were announced. The acting categories had shut out people of colour while no women filmmakers were recognised in the directing segment.
Kovind said, 'We need to nurture our youth to become leaders in whatever vocation they may choose and in their social lives.'
Effects of gene variants, present in unstudied groups are unknown and clues about causes of diseases are missed.
Narendra Modi sends a message to South India: PM is shaping thought process on Tamil language, Christians, Muslims
By addressing Tamil as the oldest language in the world on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was correcting the misconception that the BJP was a party which favoured Hindi heartland in the north and negated south India
Life isn't just resilient — it thrives on adversity. It is sure to recover from human-induced extinctions over time.
The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.
At Kamasi Washington's Mumbai concert, a display of virtuosity by one of the masters of contemporary jazz
At his Mumbai concert, Kamasi Washington reminds why he’s among the most relevant artists in contemporary jazz
The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, The Little Mermaid: Disney embraces diverse cast, setting course for future films
Now, Disney is investing in course-correction of all the stereotypes it has reinforced over the decades though its animated films like The Lion King.
Aladdin rectifies some aspects of Hollywood’s long history of stereotyping, but still leaves much to be desired
The biggest problem with the 2019 Aladdin is that it perpetuates the trend of reverting to magical Orientalism – as if that’s a noteworthy improvement over terrorist portrayals. In truth, it’s not exactly a courageous move to trade explicit racism for cliched exoticism.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson does not want her film's press tour to be 'overwhelmingly' white and male
Brie Larson in a recent interview had said that she was observed how most press rooms were dominated by white men.
Drake made his first appearance in years at Grammys 2019 to accept the award for best rap song.
It was noticed by many social media users that there was a lack of representation of women of colour in the Screen Actors Guild award nominations.