.
'Uttarakhand expects more tourism after Yoga Day'

'Uttarakhand expects more tourism after Yoga Day'

The reason Rawat thinks the yoga day will boost tourism is because of the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the mega event which he reasons was watched by people across the world.

India has overcome Congress legacy, can no more us

India has overcome Congress legacy, can no more us

"Now the economy has come out of those inheritance issues. No more should they be used as an excuse for anything. Whatever happens now is the government's own (doing) completely."

'Influx of women in workplaces is changing cinema'

'Influx of women in workplaces is changing cinema'

"Every time we have a woman on-screen, we can empower her in a different way rather than just giving a speech on the importance of equality and empowerment. I think sometimes we have to show her as powerful. I think the influx of women at the workplace is also changing the narratives in our cinema".

'Everything not yet fair, square for outsiders in

'Everything not yet fair, square for outsiders in

"It's wonderful to see that the times have changed and being outsiders you are getting a decent amount of opportunities which are better than what it was before".

'We can change what we gave ourselves in 1950'

'We can change what we gave ourselves in 1950'

"So far there have been 101 amendments to the Constitution, some of them under very questionable circumstances, as in the case of the 42nd amendment, when most opposition leaders were in jail (during the Emergency)".

'Democracy under attack in India'

'Democracy under attack in India'

Democracy is under threat in India with "artists, writers and rationalists" being attacked in some form or the other, says acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das, who feels conservatives and right-wing groups are increasingly becoming the country's moral police.

'Only India can help itself combat pollution'

'Only India can help itself combat pollution'

"First of all, only India can change India. Indian political leaders and its people can change India," Solheim told IANS in an interview.

'Pay scale should be according to box office succe

'Pay scale should be according to box office succe

"The debate on pay parity is a thought which has been put out. The pay should be according to genre, how the box office is and box office success."

Future of books brighter in India than most parts

Future of books brighter in India than most parts

"Because there is quite a lot of rubbish that is published, and as many subject areas remain unexplored, there is plenty of room for good, relevant books."

Hindustan was never 'a place of plunder' for Mugha

Hindustan was never 'a place of plunder' for Mugha

"But somehow we have conflated the histories of all the different Muslim rulers/invaders including the likes of Nadir Shah, the Delhi Sultans, and the Tughlaqs into one, amorphous, dangerous heap. I am interested in extricating the Mughals from this morass, to bring them to life as much as possible so people can see them for the living, dreaming, ambitious and talented family they were."

© 2018 IANS India Private Limited.
Don't forget to bookmark us! (CTRL-D)
Site designed by IANS