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Advaita Kala

Advaita Kala

The writer is a screenwriter and a columnist.

By Advaita Kala

The real losers at Rio Olympics 2016

Selfish demands of medals reveal why there is a rot in the system that leaves a sportsman hobbled in spirit and whose skill goes ignored till the Games begin.

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Dangers of reducing rape victims to their caste or religious identity

Will this conscience not rise for the individual?

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What abuse by Twitter trolls taught me about survival

It is a medium to amplify, not my voice, but of those that mainstream media has little space for.

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How Chhattisgarh's 'Prayas' is engineering success for tribal students

Twenty-seven have cleared IIT JEE, of which at least 15 should make it to one of the country's premier colleges.

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What Rahul Gandhi's writers can learn from Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman Khan

The 'superhero' that they wanted to project from first day, first show, should have waited.

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Time's 100 most influential people: How Barack came for Narendra's rescue

That Obama wrote on Modi is reflective of a friendship that is growing despite the ire directed at the so called 'megalomaniac' PM.

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Marathi film row: Writers should have stood up for Shobhaa De

Writers are an uncertain celebrity in this era of high visibility, and arguably most are quite content with the cloak of anonymity.

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#VogueEmpower: Dear Bollywood, practice women rights before you preach

It would have been far braver had Deepika Padukone would have attempted to bust the 'beauty myth' that enslaves thousands of young women.

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Sharad Yadav sexist comment: Sad how male MPs didn't stand up for Smriti Irani

This blatant sexism on the day and the days after could not be muted. It floated out, buoyed by the laughter of the male MPs.

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How outrage over India's Daughter made Nirbhaya's suffering a footnote

It is time we asked the questions, but not because the BBC documentary prompted us to.

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"Politically correct" Bollywood desperately needs lessons from Hollywood and Oscars

The general consensus amongst film people in Mumbai is that politics is something to stay away from.

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AAP no longer enjoys a spotless image

They have been irresponsible in their commitment of living up to the ideal of clean politics.

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What backstage drama goes behind award ceremonies

Jockeying for trophies, frantic planning and the mania leading to each event - a glimpse into the not-so-glam aspects of these shows

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Freedom of expression in the time of Hindu Rashtra

What’s going to happen is that the inexorable onus of self-censorship is going to fall on creative people.

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No direction home for Pakistan's Hindu refugees

Facing persecution at home, many Pakistani Hindus have sought refuge in India’s secularism.

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The best books of 2014

Turn over a new leaf this New Year's with 2014's most interesting fiction and non-fiction reads.

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There's a cinema beyond Bollywood too

Be it Malayalam, Tamil, or Marathi, regional films deserve more attention than they usually get.

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RSS can sing and dance too

Little exists on the other side of the RSS that even those who obsessively track it, if only to find fault with the organisation – have not heard of their music band.

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Why Robert Vadra should be forgiven

Historically, the dynasty's sons-in-law have been hard to handle. But by and large Vadra is still a laid-back guy.

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Saharanpur: First-time MP fights for change

Raghav Lakhanpal promises the much awaited development.

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Bollywood has real women problems

Nudity is part of human existence. But then when does it cross the line?

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