Casting ‘coach’ !
The recent sex scandal to hit Indian hockey is merely the tip of the iceberg
casting couch has always existed in Indian sports, though it takes an
occasional whistle blower like woman hockey player Ranjitha Devi to
take the lid off this demeaning practice. She accused chief coach of
the Indian women’s hockey team Maharaj Kishan Kaushik (since
resigned/sacked) of harassing her with explicit sexual requests and
verbal sex talks.
in the game
Chetna Keer Banerjee
director Shimit Amin made Chak De! India some years back,
little must he have known that Indian hockey would later furnish
some real scenes deserving of a possible reel sequel, Chuck
De India! Given the stick-y
wicket that Indian women’s
hockey has gotten into recently ... this title in technicolour
would certainly be quite telling.
Needed, a zero-tolerance approach
need for a law to check sexual harassment at the workplace is
talked about only when an incident occurs that grabs eyeballs,
as in the recent much-publicised case pertaining to the alleged
victimisation of the members of the women’s hockey team by the
Turban stands for courage and
self-respect for a Sikh. During the two World Wars, turbaned Sikh
soldiers, who fought as part of the British Indian Army, refused to
wear steel helmets, writes Major-Gen Kulwant
World Wars 1 and 11, 83,055 Sikh soldiers laid down their
lives, and 1,09,045 were wounded while fighting as part of British
Indian Army. All of them wore turbans without exception, refusing to
wear steel helmets, despite the protection these offered.
city of India
and Colleen Gantzer visit Madurai, the 4th century city, with a
is a town built around a temple, rising out of a legend. Deep in the
heart of southern India, the ancient, bustling, town of Madurai is the
epitome of Dravidian culture. This vibrant town, dating back to at
least the 4th century BC, draws its resilient strength from the great
temple that throbs in its heart.
Walk for a cause
As many as 1550 people,
particularly of Indian origin, took part in Sevathon 2010 supporting
many causes, which was held recently in California, writes Asha
Francisco’s Bay Area Indians gathered together recently for a unique
event — Sevathon, Indian version of the popular American Walk-a-thon
and deriving its name from the Hindi word ‘seva’ for service.
As a mature heroine has taken
over after the time-leap in Balika Vadhu, will the tear-jerker be able to retain its TRPs? Asks V.
‘historic’ moment in the
history of Indian television as viewers of Colours TV channel kept
buckets ready to collect the continuing gush of tears, the excitement
the realm of the mind
The crisis of conscience has
been the muse around which stories of many films have been woven,
writes M. L. Dhawan
have explored the elusive mind of their protagonists time and again in
their films. They revelled in various opportunities of drama and
emotion caused by the conflict within the mind of a protagonist.
Aisha is one of those
rare Bollywood projects where women seem to have called the shots for
every little thing, writes Radhika Bhirani
director, screenplay writer, lead actor... Aisha is one of
those rare Bollywood projects where women seem to have called the
shots for every little thing.