India  /  Published 11.11.20

OTT: writers flay I&B move

A cross-section of writers and directors have criticised the government’s decision to put online content under the  purview of the information and broadcasting ministry, saying it...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.10.20

China: thou shall not...

By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.20

Thought control: Season of bans in Pakistan

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” — Voltaire Pakistan has had a history of banning books and social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook....
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Culture  /  Published 31.07.18

Colonial laws being used to exile, silence individuals

By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Arts  /  Published 10.11.18

C in CBFC is for certification, not censorship

By Paromita Kar in


Opinion  /  Published 12.11.18

Why Nihalani has second thoughts on censorship

The boot is now on the other foot, and it is clearly tight enough to hurt. Pahlaj Nihalani, who had courted controversy for his eagerness to run his dreaded scissors through films as the former chief ...
By The Editorial Board in

Arts  /  Published 05.11.18

Prithviraj Kapoor's Deewar rises from the ashes

The metaphor is hardly subtle. But unlike the bulk of partition literature this play was not a post-fact lament – it was a warning against the tragedy that would unfold two years later with the crea...
By Pragya Tiwari in

India  /  Published 17.05.19

Artistes feel freedom of expression will be stifled if Modi, BJP return

Five days after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar was forced to cancel a play looking at the behaviour of Indian...
By Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.19

Disclaimers in films an ‘assault’

Globally renowned auteur Adoor Gopalakrishnan feels that showing disclaimers during smoking and drinking scenes in films is an “assault” on one’s work as he wondered whether films are platforms ...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.19

Vande Bharat jokes have got Modi's goat

Sir — Narendra Modi has said that those mocking the Vande Bharat Express should be “punished”. India’s first semi-high-speed train developed technical problems during its return journey from V...
By The Telegraph in


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