Remembering the Delhi gang-rape: That dark day a year ago
Even as the collective grief and rage over December 16 fades, artistes are keeping the conversation on violence against women alive through creative expressions of outrage
In her strong guttural voice, noted theatre artiste Maya Krishna Rao took to the streets of Delhi late last year in protest of the grisly gang rape that occurred on December 16: “Not 5 not 6 not 7 not 8 not 11…at 12 in the midnight, I want to walk the streets. At 2, at 3, at 4, I want to walk, sit on a bus, lie in the park…” Click here to read more
Mumbai Film Festival 2013 must-see: Brave Miss World, film on rape survivor Linor Abargil – watch trailer
Brave Miss World, Cecilia Peck’s award-winning documentary, features Linor Abargil, Miss World 1998 and rape survivor. The film will be screened at the Mumbai Film Fest this year. Watch trailer to know more
One of the must-watch documentary films at the Mumbai Film Festival 2013 is Brave Miss World. The much-talked about film, directed by Cecilia Peck (daughter of Hollywood star Gregory Peck), shows Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil’s story of determination and courage in the face of a sexual assault. The beauty queen was a bright 18-year-old when she was raped at knife-point by her travel agent Uri Shlomo in Italy. This was just seven weeks before the Miss World pageant.
Linor came out about her assault and inspired many more women to reveal their story Click here to read more
Nirbhaya rape case verdict: Karan Johar, Nikhil Advani, Raveena Tandon applaud death sentence!
Bollywood expressed triumph at the sentence of death by hanging awarded to Nirbhaya’s rapists
A Delhi court has pronounced the death sentence for all four convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case. The four accused were convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi. Click here to read more
Is Poonam Pandey responsible for crimes against women?
The controversial babe is appalled, amused and annoyed by talk that her provocative pictures on the internet and in magazines are responsible for the increase in crimes against women
Poonam Pandey, who recently made her Bollywood debut with a bold film Nasha, says she was constantly badgered and persuaded to feel guilty about the crime a day after the gang-rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai last week. Click here to read more
Aamir Khan on Time magazine’s cover as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2013
The actor features on one of the seven special edition covers of the international magazine
There is no doubt that Aamir Khan’s television show Satyamev Jayate made a huge impact in India and raised several social and political issues last year. And his special contribution to society has led him to be a part of Time magazine’s list of world’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013. The actor also features on one of the seven special edition covers of the 2013 Time 100 issue. Click here to read more
Mandira Bedi happy birthday: The Indian Idol Junior host turns 41
As the stunning babe turns a year older today, we wish her many many happy returns of the day
Born on April 15, 1972, the gorgeous Mandira Bedi is seen on the small screen after a long time anchoring Indian Idol Junior along with Karan Wahi. Mandira who first started her career with the TV series Shanti in 1994, entrenched herself in the entertainment industry with her street smart hosting skills and her infectious persona. Click here to read more