social crime

Bajrangi vs PK vs Indian Godmen

Posted on: 15th Aug, 2015

Both Amir Khan’s PK and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijan advocate Humanity as religion of all religions. If PK is critical of religious extremism, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is vocal about the superiority of love as the ultimate value of humanity over religious narrowness. Being ambassadors of Humanity, both movies stand on the same ground. Then, what and […]

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Upcoming films on human trafficking

Posted on: 17th Mar, 2014

Lakshmi is a docudrama on rampantly prevalent human trafficking and child prostitution in India. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, this offbeat Bollywood movie penetrates the underbelly of sex trafficking in the rural backwaters of India, through a story of ordeal that a rural girl, Lakshmi, goes through when she is trapped, kidnapped, victimized, raped, beaten and forced […]

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Rape: Satyamev Jayate and Indian Cinema

Posted on: 4th Mar, 2014

Indian Cinema has brought into light the grim issues – how the police handle rape cases, how doctors treat rape victims, how society turns indifferent to them, and how rapists escape punishment -which is highlighted in the first episode of the Amir Khan show Satyamev Jayate Session 2. Cinema is said to be a reflection […]

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Heterosexuals vs homosexuals in India

Posted on: 23rd Jan, 2014

Dr Indira Verma, former President of the Indian Psychiatric Society, described homosexuality unnatural and blamed homosexuals for degradation of values in society. She remarked, “The manner in which homosexuals have brought the talk of sex to the roads makes people uncomfortable. It’s unnatural. Our society does not talk about sex. Heterosexuals don’t talk about sex.” […]

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Rape & corruption, common fabrics of “unity in diversity”

Posted on: 16th Jan, 2014

“Unity in diversity” is one of the most popular taglines used for India. On seeing the headline (a regular common shocker) “Danish woman gangraped for 3 hours in Delhi” on the front page of The Times of India this morning, I found that crime against women and corruption are the common threads in the social, […]

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Rape in the name of religion

Posted on: 26th Dec, 2013

A preteen girl aging between 10 and 12 years is dressed in a red or yellow or blue or orange sari, with a garland around the neck, a vermillion mark on the forehead, and open hair touching the shoulders. Is she going to be worshipped as a kanya kumari? No. She is going to be […]

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May it be the story of every sex worker in India

Posted on: 25th Nov, 2013

Today is 25th November. The world is celebrating the day as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The leading online magazines like Indiatoday.in and Firstpost.com have published articles, stories and interviews on the cases of violence against women in India as tokens of respect to the Day. Yesterday and even this […]

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My all-time favorite women oriented Bollywood movies

Posted on: 3rd Mar, 2013

The list of women oriented Bollywood films is huge. Most of them are slices of real life. Bollywood has portrayed on the celluloid the lives of women from different layers of Indian society till date. Bollywood, through its lens, has depicted many women centric stories; some are heart-touching, some are shocking, some are social commentaries, […]

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Delhi gang rape in upcoming two movies 2013

Posted on: 6th Feb, 2013

Agnidev Chatterjee who debuted as a director in Tollywood the Bangla movie industry with Churulata 2011, the contemporary, bold take on Satyajit Ray’s classic Charulata, is going to adapt the Delhi gang rape case 2012 on the celluloid in his upcoming Bangla movie. The movie on the brutal gang rape of a 23 year old girl in […]

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Lyricist Sameer Anjaan comes with female foeticise anthem song for a social cause

Posted on: 23rd Jan, 2013

Medscape India along with Lyricist Sameer Anjaan comes with song Maa – a song to save our girl child on female infanticide and foeticide. As a part of campaign against the female foeticide and to promote the girl child, Lyricist Sameer Anjaan dedicated song with Medscape India. The Medscape India proposed song to create awareness for female foeticide to government and requested health […]

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