MEDIA’S OBSESSION WITH CELEBRITIES
Nivedita Antyakula Just as the death of actress Sridevi has left us in dismay, disbelief, and grief, the way the media handled the entire episode has left many of us in the same state. We are yet to come to terms with both. Whether the death of the actress is natural or unnatural is definitely a point to be resolved,…READ more..
WHERE IS OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM HEADING TO?
Where is our education system heading to? Nivedita Antyakula A 13 year old boy threatens his teacher and her daughter with rape. Another boy from the same school, who is a year junior to him, asks his teacher out for a candlelight dinner and sex. Another student shoots his teacher. Why? The teacher has reprimanded him for not getting sufficient marks…READ more..
Popular cinema popularizing history
NiveditaAntyakula In the present day scenario, cinema, a very popular means of audio-visual media, has become increasingly significant in popularizing Indian history and culture. Thanks to cinema, history which is connoted as boringbecomes enticing!These historical, period films with their grandeur, opulence, larger than life portrayal of characters, and mega costumes transport us back in time to those particular eras. Significantly,…READ more..
IS VIOLENCE THE ONLY SOLUTION?
Violence, especially mob violence, in the name of protecting culture has become the norm of today. Even in the recent past, for example, India stood witness to many such instances like the attack on ‘Padmaavat’ movie by the fringe elements. The historical figure queen Padmavati may have existed or may not have (she might just have been a mythological…READ more..