THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
17 October 2017
Media
LOOKING BACK
Muslim identity in Bollywood cinema

With the instant triple talaq been declared unconstitutional, Shoma Chatterji finds it interesting to look back at how the Muslim identity has been represented in Hindi cinema and if it will change now.

People Society Films and Books

POLITICAL WEAPONS
The lipstick and the burkha Inspired by a recently released movie, Shoma Chatterji explores how the lipstick and burkha establishes a woman’s identity in public spaces and liberates them in private.
Women's films and books Women
EPW CHAOS
Why shoot the messenger? If the members of the board were concerned about protecting the academic research character of the journal they chose the wrong person to serve as the editor. Anup Kumar explains
Opinions
KASHMIR PROTESTS
PDP govt circumvents its own social media ban Two weeks into the ban, the question to ask is whether the situation has improved and whether protests in Kashmir have abated. Moazum Mohammad says the answer is no.
Jammu and Kashmir
ELECTRONIC VOTING
EVMs: conspiracy of silence? Why have the media bought the view that EVMs are infallible when some experts – and the Supreme Court – disagree? Ravikiran Shinde dissects the issue.
Elections
KOLKATA PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL
People's cinema with people's support Shoma A. Chatterji writes about a film festival that lacks the glitz and glamour of stars, television cameras and paparazzi chasing famous people to freeze them for the media.
Adivasis Human Rights
COMMUNITY RADIO
New policy dismays Community Radio activists While stonewalling their demand to broadcast news, the I&B Ministry has said CR stations can air AIR bulletins instead. Geeta Seshu reports.
People Radio
A TRIBUTE
Mahasweta Devi in cinema Mahasweta Devi remains a writer whose work was almost impossible to express through cinema, writes Shoma Chatterji paying a tribute to the legendary writer and social activist.
Gender and Media Society Films and Books Adivasis
ID REMEMBRANCE
The Dhemaji Tragedy Parthajit Baruah, director of documentary The Dhemaji Tragedy – An Undefined Chapter, the tragedy that happened on the Independence Day in 2004 talks to Shoma Chatterji.
Media Interviews Films ASSAM
FILM CENSORING
The brouhaha on censorship The tremendous rage against Pahlaj Nihalani around the Udta Punjab (2016) issue finally resolved by the High Court gives a reason to revisit some memorable deletions and suggestions made by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over the years, says Shoma Chatterji.
Films
NORTHEASTERN CINEMA
Telling tales from the Northeast Shoma Chatterji writes about the challenges faced and efforts being made in the Northeastern states of India to encourage and support film making.
People Films Society
DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR EQUALITY
Changing the world with an app In today’s world, where everything can be done with a tap of a finger, why not something for the greater common good? That thought has led to the development of Equalize, which as its name suggests, aims to empower individuals to reduce social disparities. Rasika Dhavse-Wadodkar has more.
CASTE CRIMES
Why do these ghastly stories rarely make news headlines? Crime and atrocities against Dalits is on rise, while support and justice in these cases are long delayed and the coverage of these crimes is inept, biased or voyeuristic. Pushpa Achanta finds out why media, the fourth pillar of our democracy, is falling short in its duty.
People Justice Adivasis
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