This powerful opinion-based show throws the floor open to an enquiring public for discussions on the issues affecting the country and its people and ensuring that the average citizen gets a voice.
'Pathaan' Rakes In Rs 400 Crore In 4 Days: Is Bollywood Back With A Bang?
2023 has started off on the right note for India's film industry. The past week has been a turning point for a beleaguered film industry. Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Pathaan' made history by becoming the highest-grossing movie in the world on day one. From 'Boycott' to 'Blackout' to 'Blockbuster' - has the audience spoken?
Sexual Harassment And Abuse In Sports: India's Worst-Kept Secret?
The silence of the women who are a part of the sports industry has finally broken. On January 18, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, two of India's most esteemed women wrestlers, have come forth with accusations of harassment against BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The Indian Flyer: Flying High, Thinking Low?
On November 26, on a New York to New Delhi Air India flight, a Mumbai-based passenger, under the influence of excessive alcohol unzipped his pants and urinated on an elderly woman. What followed after -- the crew response and handling of the matter left much to be desired. What are the lessons to be learnt from this unseemly episode?
Tunisha Sharma's Suicide And Our Neglect Of Mental Health
On Christmas eve, news broke that a 20-year-old Tunisha Sharma, with a promising acting career ahead of her allegedly died by suicide on the sets of her show 'Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul'. She was just 20 and left everyone in shock by taking the drastic step of ending her life.
Hours after her death, her co-star and former boyfriend Sheezan Khan was arrested in an abetment to suicide case and and is being questioned to ascertain exactly what happened on the set of the show. Tunisha was reportedly depressed over the breakup with her boyfriend. The conversation in mainstream media and social media somehow never touched on mental health at all. Why? What are we so afraid of that we, as a society, refuse to take mental health awareness seriously?
Acid Attack Survivors - A Story Of Inspiration
The acid attack on a 17-year-old girl in Delhi, who is battling burn injuries in hospital, has put the focus back on the scourge of a corrosive, gendered violence and the plight of the survivors. In 2013, the Supreme Court banned over-the-counter sale of acid across India and acid attacks were criminalised. Yet, here we are today, clearly a stronger law does not always act as a deterrent?
Population Control Bill: A Problem Or A Solution?
Some BJP politicians are planning to introduce private members' population control bills in Parliament's Monsoon Session on the heels of BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Assam suggesting the need to impose population control measures. While India needs to put a check on its population growth, is this the solution? Are aggressive steps needed to control population required for India? And is this the solution? Do we need penal action or do we need better governance, education and more access to contraception?