On equal footing
Bollywood seems to have overcome the gender divide. While the women film makers refuse to remain limited to womenís issues, men have ceased to portray women characters as weak, oppressed or objects meant to titillate, writes
With Nandita Dasís
Firaaq, Bollywood has pulled off a hat-trick of films by
female directors making their debut this year. The first, Luck
By Chance by Zoya Akhtar, was an insiderís take on the
"glorious uncertainties" determining the career of
aspiring movie stars.
Small steps of big
He has raised millions of dollars supporting various causes across the globe. As Unicefís child ambassador he has travelled the world. His book, Making Change: Tips From an Underage Overachiever, is a step-by-step guide to changing the world and includes chapters on public speaking, a section on dealing with the media and tips on how to convince large corporations to get on board.