Bollywood often made caricatures out of Sikh characters, invariably portraying them as loud
people with little insight and depth. However, winds of change are blowing with the Sikhs being treated with respect and sensitivity on screen. The list of movies showing them as having real and credible personas has been growing.
Nonika Singh checks out
As Puneet Issar is
busy putting finishing touches to his directorial venture I
Am Singh, he has a two-point agenda. First and foremost is
to tell the world that Sikhs are a distinct race, not to be
confused with any other race, as had happened post-9/11. Secondly, the
actor, who himself has played some stellar Sikh characters as in
Border, wants to undo the damage, which he feels many
Bollywood directors have done to the glory of Sikhs. He fumes,
"Sikhs are such a unique race.
Filmmakers like Yash Chopra, whose films invariably had a Punjabi milieu, had prepared the ground for movies such as
Rocket Singh — Salesman of the Year
Nandana’s reality check
Actor, activist and teacher, Nandana Sen
has juggled different roles very well. Debayani Bose
chats up the multi-faceted personality, who recently was a member of the jury in the public hearing on child trafficking and Right to Education
Research has found that boys, particularly teenagers, are being pressurised into sexting to fit in
A research has
shown that teenage boys are bullied into sending and looking at
explicit images on their cell phones, and face taunts, exclusion
"if they’re not into" sharing pornography.
You need to know how to
embrace your age and look youthful,
says Banalata Bipani
Just how do you beat off age in
your wardrobe? You may be nearing your golden years, but you
sure don’t want to look it! Maybe you need to know a little
bit more about how to embrace your age or how to dress younger.
Let’s take it from the top.