It reinforces the Muslim stereotype, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. I wonder if you've heard of Wali Mohammed Wali? Before you Google his name, let me tell you something personal about 9/11 (For those of you who may not remember, 11/9/2001 was when two planes flew into, and destroyed, the Twin Towers in New York, forever marking Muslims -- and those non-white skinned people who happen to wear a beard and a turban -- as terrorists in America). As for me, an Indian Muslim, there were two things I ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Prohibition has always been a highly debatable and controversial issue in Gujarat. Ever since its implementation, the state has witnessed a series of hooch tragedies and blatant violations of the law. The recent to make prohibition laws more stringent in ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
PTI | Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 15:30 Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which has always taken an anti-migrant stand, has fielded 11 non-Maharashtrians out of its total 201 candidates for the Mumbai civic polls. Talking to PTI, party ...Zee News, 2 days ago
Indian-origin American actor Kal Penn has started a CrowdRise fundraiser in the name of a commenter who told him he doesn't belong in the US. The message appeared to be written in an Instagram post of 39-year-old Penn's, in which he spoke out about the ...Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
'While writing the script, I had shared it with some Indie filmmakers and they had asked me who I wanted for this part. I had said Shah Rukh Khan and we had all laughed because we had no access to Shah Rukh Khan!' But director Rahul Dholakia did swing it and cast the superstar in his new film Raees. IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan in Raees When Rahul Dholakia asked Shah Rukh Khan to star in his new film Raees, the superstar listened to the script and then asked him, 'Why me?' The director, who has ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IN 1575, a lady by the name of Gulbadan Begum set out on pilgrimage to Mecca, only to find herself delayed for an entire year in Surat. The authorities wouldn’t grant her permission to sail, and in the end she had to arrange for the town of Bulsar to be ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
Among the finest Indian actors, voices and smiles to grace the stage and screen, Om Puri’s uniqueness, always so fluid and natural, cannot be summed up in a few words, feels Sukanya Verma. Only few days ago, I was quoting Om Puri from Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. It all began with having a good laugh over the feisty little nephew’s treatment of a toy archery set and my recollection of the 1983 classic’s hilarious Mahabharata parody wherein, among many ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'A producer once told me that one doesn't get paid for his acting skills.'' If you work here, you have to be either lovable or sellable.''Nobody talks about talent.' 'Here, people can pay huge stars in crores, but they will cry to pay actors like me in lakhs.''They will say, 'Budget nahin hai. Is baar kum le lo, next time we will see'.''But that 'next time' doesn't come.' Pavan Malhotra, one of our finest actors, shows us another side of Bollywood. IMAGE: Pavan Malhotra One of Bollywood's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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