Shocking that we are facing shutdown in the world’s largest democracy: Greenpeace

In an exclusive interview to BOOM, Vinuta Gopal, interim executive director of Greenpeace India talks about the prospects of the NGO shutting its operations in the country.

posted by Boom Live|November 12, 2015   in NL Collaborations|6 comments

An open letter to the government by the filmmakers, artists and technicians returning their National Awards

FTII students may have withdrawn their strike but the protest rages on.

posted by Boom Live|November 9, 2015   in NL Collaborations|5 comments

Clothesline – Episode 67

A wrap of the good, the bad and the funny from the world of news. Season of award wapsi, Barkha’s facepalm moment, clash of the titans on Times Now, real news vs satire, Times Now sets a new record, Sambit’s subtleness. Also: Madhu performs some rap!

posted by NL Team|November 6, 2015   in TEEVEE|13 comments

Even watching is forbidden: I&B Ministry does not allow screening of beef documentary

Caste on the Menu Card, a documentary on beef consumption in Mumbai, was to be screened on October 31, at a film festival in Delhi. The film was refused an exemption certificate.

posted by Boom Live|November 2, 2015   in NL Collaborations|2 comments

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Arun Jaitley weighs in on the culture of intolerance, says “engage in debate, not vandalism”

The finance minister criticised the use of violence as a method of protest.

posted by NL Team|October 20, 2015   in TEEVEE|one comment

“If writers are unable to write, let them first stop writing,” says culture minister Mahesh Sharma

BoomLive discusses if writers can really stop writing.

posted by Boom Live|October 14, 2015   in NL Collaborations|one comment

No Country For Free Speech?

Boomlive discusses what the Sudheendra Kulkarni incident says about India as a democracy

posted by Boom Live|October 13, 2015   in NL Collaborations|3 comments

Kaizad Kotwal: Indian constitution doesn’t guarantee the right to get offended

Despite protests, Kotwal’s play Agnes of God opened at the NCPA in Mumbai on October 5.

posted by Boom Live|October 7, 2015   in NL Collaborations|one comment

Should PM Modi Make A Statement On Dadri?

The Prime Minister has come under attack for his silence on the lynching of a man over suspected beef consumption.

posted by Boom Live|October 6, 2015   in NL Collaborations|4 comments

“I Resigned Because I Had To Take A Stand Against Amol Palekar’s Actions”

Rahul Rawail, one of the jury members to choose India’s official entry for Oscars, resigned from his post the very evening ‘Court’ was chosen as the entry.

posted by Boom Live|October 1, 2015   in NL Collaborations|one comment

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