Because we mirror his beliefs, says Savera R Someshwar. I watched a mother last night. A mother who, 12 years after her son lost his life in the line of duty, in a war that was not of her making, lives and breathes the pain of her loss every second. It's a raw, gaping, throbbing, searing wound, one that a man -- a man who refused to understand her because her race, her colour, her gender and her religion were beyond the narrow confines of his compartmentalised mind -- lacerated for a few ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan with son Abram, who was born through a surrogate. The proposed bill would not allow such a procedure. As a mother, as a woman, as a human being, Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com is horrified by some of the provisions of the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016. And, I read it again. And, I rubbed my eyes. Again. Before reading it one more time. What I was reading, to put it mildly, left me horrified. As a mother. As a woman. As a human being. As a citizen living in what we ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Madaari is not a film that will stay with you as you, in your day to day routine, succumb to the pressure and become part of the corruption that ails our system, feels Savera R Someshwar. Do we laud cinema because it seeks to be sensible? Do we commend a film because it takes, head on, an issue that is destroying the very essence of our nationhood? Do we hail a film because it tackles a subject we all need to open our eyes to, that we all need to take responsibility for, that we all need ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘We got independence so many years ago but politicians continue to manipulate us. They still play the card of caste and religion and we still fall into that trap.’ ‘The whole education system is about producing labour for corporates. Human beings are educated not to explore themselves; they are educated for earning their living.’ ‘A healthy atmosphere is one where a human being has the freedom to follow any religion he wants.’ These are some of the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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