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By Anonymous When gender based violence erupts on our TV screens, as it did recently with instances of molestation in Bengaluru, we react in shock. What does it say about a society where such acts have become routine? The shell of silence surrounding sexual violence needs to be shattered. As a first step towards a more honest conversation, we bring you “Talking Gender”, a series of articles on the fundamental problems of the collective mindset on...
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As the BJP state council meeting took off on Wednesday in Kerala’s Kottayam district, criticism of CPI (M) and the LDF government in the state, dominated the proceedings. Inaugurating the meeting in Town Hall, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu warned CPI (M) of dire consequences, if the left party continues to unleash political violence on its rivals.
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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has won the "Favourite Dramatic TV Actress" at the People's Choice Award 2017 for her role in the American drama TV series "Quantico". This is the second People's Choice Award for Priyanka. She bagged her first award in 2016 in the "Favourite Actress in a New TV series" category for her role in "Quantico".
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The Supreme Court has refused to take cognisance of the massive protests in Tamil Nadu demanding that the ban on jallikattu be lifted. The plea was brought to the apex court by Krishnamurthy Rajaram, a practicing advocate of the Madras High Court. Urging the SC to take suo motu cognisance of the largescale protests on Marina beach and other parts of the state, the advocate stated that the demonstrations are taking place in a peaceful manner. He...
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Rajesh M. Rajagopalan It is not Virat Kohli’s glossy posters that adorn the walls of 8-year-old Abhinav’s bedroom – the space is claimed by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and the likes. Growing up in a village in Malappuram of North Kerala, football runs in his blood and the recently acquired superstardom of Kerala based players like CK Vineeth has further fuelled his soccer ambitions.
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With the jallikattu issue holding centre stage, thousands of people have descended on the Marina beach in an unprecedented show of support demanding that the Supreme Court repeal the ban on the bull-taming sport. Protests have not been limited to Chennai alone but have been reported from across the globe including London, Melbourne, Singapore, China, Russia and USA. Read: From London to Madurai and beyond: Tamilians protest against jallikattu ban
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In a keenly watched verdict, Salman Khan was pronounced not guilty in a blackbuck poaching and illegal arms possession case by a Jodhpur court on Wednesday. The court said the superstar was acquitted due to lack of evidence. In October 1998, a case was registered against Salman for allegedly possessing arms with expired licenses and also charged for poaching two blackbucks during the shoot of Sooraj Barjatya's Hum Saath Saath Hain. The case was ...
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The pro-jallikattu protests on the ground in Tamil Nadu have been completely peaceful, but social media is a different beast altogether. A major target of protester’s ire on social media is BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, thanks to his tweets calling the protesters, “porukkis”, which roughly translates to “rowdies” or “thugs”. Swamy first kicked off tempers on Twitter when he tweeted that any jallikattu events transgressing the Supreme Court ban should...
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The two superstars of Kollywood, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, haven't been seen together in a film in years but it's a well-known fact that the two of them share a warm friendship. These pictures from the Vikatan Awards during which Rajinikanth presented Kamal with the Lifetime Achievement Award have delighted fans from both camps.
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Over two weeks after Congress worker Vivek Shetty was brutally assaulted by BJP MLA Raju Kage and his family members, the Belagavi police, on Thursday, arrested Raju Kage, his daughter Trupti Kage, his brother Shivagonda Kage, Shivagonda’s wife and Raju Kage’s driver. The police have also arrested five other supporters of the Kage family in this regard. According to Belagavi SP, Ravikante Gowda, the Kage family was hiding in a jungle lodge 130 k...
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