Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter

credits : economic times

By NewsGram Staff Writer

FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) students gheraoed Prashant Patharbe- FTII director- in his office on Monday, demanding explanations on the assessment of incomplete diploma film projects of the 2008 batch.

credits : economic times

According to a PTI report, Patharbe had confirmed that he was gheraoed by the students; however, he was safe.

Patharbe had called the police in order to disperse the protesting students. According to a report in DNA, the police manhandled the students in a bid to get them out of the cabin.

The students were perturbed at the assessment of diploma film projects of the 2008 batch which were incomplete owing to the absence of audiography and editing, alleged FSA (FTII Students’ association). They also said the move on the director’s part was politically motivated in an attempt at removing 50 inmates of the 2008 FTII batch on charges of overstaying due to incomplete projects.

As conveyed to the students by the director, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting wanted the assessment to take place despite the ongoing protest on Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as the chairperson of the institute.

“The director had suggested the students to talk to the Joint secretary( Information and Broadcasting) directly, however the officials refuse to take our calls,” FSA representative Ranjit Nair told DNA.



Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

Keep Reading Show less
wikimedia commons

Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

Keep Reading Show less

Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

Keep reading... Show less