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January 30th, 2014

Anup Soni, happy birthday!

Anup Soni, happy birthday!
Yogen Shah

The actor turns 38 today

Born on January 30, 1975, Anup Soni doesn’t have any grand plans to bring his birthday today. The actor will be busy spending his time at Prithvi theatre prepping himself for a special play. Click here to read more

December 16th, 2013

Kill The Rapist? trailer: Brutal and disturbing!

Kill The Rapist? trailer: Brutal and disturbing!

Director-writer Sanjay Chhel’s new thriller talks about the rampant issue of rape in India, but takes a violent approach to the subject

In a country where a rape case is reported every 22 minutes, sexual abuse is a dark reality we all live with. In the light of the rape cases that have grabbed headlines in India recently, Sanjay Chhel’s new movie Kill The Rapist? gives a disturbing account of stalking, threatening, molestation and rape that a girl suffers at the hands of a thug. Click here to read more

December 16th, 2013

Remembering the Delhi gang-rape: That dark day a year ago

Theatre artists on nirbhaya rape case

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

October 4th, 2013

Mumbai Film Festival 2013 must-see: Brave Miss World, film on rape survivor Linor Abargil – watch trailer

Mumbai Film Festival 2013 must-see: Brave Miss World, film on rape survivor Linor Abargil
Imaging: Neeraj Kathale

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

September 13th, 2013

Nirbhaya rape case verdict: Karan Johar, Nikhil Advani, Raveena Tandon applaud death sentence!

Nirbhaya rape case verdict: Karan Johar, Nikhil Advani, Raveena Tandon applaud death sentence!
Yogen Shah

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

August 27th, 2013

Is Poonam Pandey responsible for crimes against women?

Poonam Pandey: I am not responsible for crime against women
Yogen Shah

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

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