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‘Listen to Her’ — Nandita Das’ new short film sheds light on domestic violence in lockdown

Das described the film as an "irony" on the "stay home, stay safe" guidance for millions of women in India and around the world.
Rasika Dugal as Safia Manto and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto | Source: Nandita Das

Why I made Manto’s wife Safia feistier than she probably was: Nandita Das

In her book ‘Manto & I’, Nandita Das talks about making a film on the famous writer and Safia, his wife, who was often his first reader.
Nandita Das at Democracy Wall | ThePrint.in

‘Every other place becoming Shaheen Bagh’ — Nandita Das lauds people for anti-CAA protests

Das said that India has become a topic of discussion across the world with economic slowdown, growing unemployment, NRC and the CAA.
Nandita Das on colourism

Nandita Das was tired of being called dark and dusky, now she’s fighting against colourism

Nandita Das is part of India's Got Colour, a campaign to end skin colour bias in India through educational workshops, counselling and media.
Manto

Manto ban and Modi’s election: What Pakistan’s VIPs told me

It turns out Manto is still exposing hypocrites, long after his death.
Girls studying in a school in Pakistan

Local tribal council negotiating talks with militants who burnt down schools in Diamer district

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Online petition launched asking Imran Khan to lift ban on release of film ‘Manto’ in Pakistan; Pakistan-Afghanistan border to be completed by December 2019. 
Manto

Pakistan I&B minister promises to help Nandita Das lift ban on movie Manto

Das had earlier tweeted her disappointment on the ban of the movie, a biopic on Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
Nandita Das at Democracy Wall | ThePrint.in

Anything worth saying today is going to be provocative: Actor-director Nandita Das

Speaking about the inspiration behind her directorial ventures Firaaq and Manto, Das said she 'wanted to respond to what was happening around us'.
A still from Manto | @Nawazuddin_S/Twitter

Nandita Das’ Manto is a befitting reply to Sunny Deol’s Gadar-like jingoism

Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Manto humanises India-Pakistan conflict, shows it's beyond guns and glory. 

On Camera

Elephant

Elephant or wild pig, none should die in blast. Cuteness quotient must not guide conservation

The attitude of Indians towards animals swings from an innate reverence for select species to a pretty strong sadistic streak on a routine basis.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.