Understanding the Indian film certificate

Here is a video explaining the film certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or more commonly known as the Censor Board.

posted by Factly|February 11, 2016   in TEEVEE|no comments

Explained: The fight for Siachen Glacier

A look at the three-decade-old dispute to keep control of the Siachen Glacier.

posted by Boom Live|February 9, 2016   in NL Collaborations|no comments

Are we Indians an intrinsically racist lot?

The Bangalore incident of a Tanzanian student being attacked sheds light on India’s attitude.

posted by Boom Live|February 8, 2016   in NL Collaborations|2 comments

Will continue to fight for Sita maiya’s justice: The lawyer who filed a case against lord Ram.

Abhinandan Sekhri speaks with Thakur Chandan Singh, the lawyer who filed a case against Lord Ram for “cruelty” against his wife Sita. Singh wants a town to be named after Sita as compensation for the 'cruelty' she faced at the hands of Ram.

posted by NL Team|February 8, 2016   in Podcast|11 comments

Why is it illegal to determine the sex of your foetus in India?

Sex determination tests on pregnant women have been illegal since 1994. Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development suggested recently that the law should be changed.

posted by Boom Live|February 5, 2016   in NL Collaborations|no comments

It’s not hard to get a cigarette, even if you are a minor

BOOM shows that despite increasing the monetary fine and introducing a jail term, it is fairly easy for minors to procure tobacco products.

posted by Boom Live|February 3, 2016   in NL Collaborations|one comment

‘I will continue putting up more posts that people find troublesome’: Orijit Sen on art and dissent

Modi, Mohan Bhagwat, Smriti Irani, Manu Joseph…the graphic novelist takes them all on.

posted by Nikhil Cariappa|February 2, 2016   in TEEVEE|one comment

Why is the Supreme Court hearing the LGBT rights petition again?

The Supreme Court which has refused to decriminalize homosexuality in the past, will once again re-examine its 2013 judgment.

posted by Boom Live|February 2, 2016   in NL Collaborations|no comments

NL Interviews – Papa CJ: If you’re going to be offended, then please leave

Papa CJ speaks to Abhinandan Sekhri about his new act ‘Naked’ and how comedy has no limits. He also talks about Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code and how modern India has no space for ancient, Victorian laws.

posted by NL Team|January 29, 2016   in TEEVEE|2 comments

AIIMS director on tackling infections like Dengue and Chikungunya

Boom talks to Dr M C Misra, director AIIMS Delhi, about capacity-building in public policy, healthcare, infrastructure and manufacturing.

posted by Boom Live|January 29, 2016   in NL Collaborations|no comments

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