CULTURE

Kakkoos – Dirty Secret of Manual Scavenging

The All India People’s Forum (AIPF) on 19 March screened Kakkoos, (Toilet) a powerful Tamil documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu, directed by Divya. The screening took place in Chennai at the Madras Reporters Guild. Though the film

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Chorus Organizes Poetry Reading

Team CHORUS organized a poetry reading programme by 3 upcoming women poets in Patna on 20 February 2017. The talented poets who presented their poems were Astha from South Bihar Central University, Richa, English Literature student from Gaya, and Sana Asif from Patna

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How Om Puri Should Be Remembered

(Sanjay Joshi, Convener, The Group, Jan Sanskriti Manch and of Cinema of Resistance, remembers Om Puri. Cinema of Resistance plans to organise screenings of Om Puri’s films and has appealed to people to come forward to host such screenings.)

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Periyar: DMK’s Attempt to Appropriate the Legacy

Several controversies have shrouded the release of Periyar, a film on the life of the great rationalist thinker and social reformer, who hailed from Tamil Nadu. However, the film is a long overdue tribute to the exemplary visionary and the

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That Promised Dawn…

As the celebratory clamour of ‘60 years of Indian Independence’ accompanied by boasts of our strategic partnership with the US and jingoistic roars against Pakistan threaten to deafen us, let’s take a minute to hear Faiz Ahmad Faiz speak to

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Halla Bol – Street Theatre On the Silver Screen

Safdar Hashmi described street theatre as a militant political theatre of protest whose function is to agitate the people and to mobilize them behind fighting organizations. It was during the performance of a street play Halla Bol, on January 1, 1989 at

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8th Patna Film Festival Against War-Mongering

Inaugurating the 8th Patna film festival “Cinema of Resistance” organized by Hirawal, Jan Sanskriti Manch, and The Group on 4 December, distinguished scientist, film-maker and poet Gauhar Raza reminded people of the historical links between war-mongering and the rise of fascism

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8th Patna Film Festival Against War-Mongering

“War is not the solution to issues; now is the decisive moment to oppose war-mongering in the country” : Gauhar Inaugurating the 8th Patna film festival “Cinema of Resistance” organized by Hirawal, Jan Sanskriti Manch, and The Group on 4 December, distinguished

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Dario Fo

An obituary often mourns and bids adieu. This one will not. Type Dario Fo’s name on any search engine and you will see image after image of this happy looking man with round eyes, on

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Heisnam Kanhailal: Theatre of Resistance

(Usham Rojio, research scholar at the Theatre & Performance Studies Department at JNU’s School of Arts and Aethetics, remembers Manipur’s towering theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal, who passed away on 6 October 2016.) Manipuri theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal, who passed away recently,

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Resist The Assault On Cultural Freedom And Indo-Pakistan Friendship

On 4 October 2016, the concluding day of the 14th national conference of IPTA in Indore, 10-12 goons from a little known organization called Bharat Swabhiman Manch attacked the event, pelting stones and injuring an activist. The RSS Malwa propaganda chief (prior

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Cultural Activists Protest Firing on Farmers in Jharkhand

In order to loot the land, forests and natural and mineral resources of Jharkhand, the corporate forces consider it the ‘world’s one of the easiest places to do business in’ and since then the Modi-Raghuvar governments have trying to

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