We need freedom to make meaningful cinema: Sharmila Tagore

We need freedom to make meaningful cinema: Sharmila Tagore

We need freedom to make meaningful cinema: Sharmila Tagore At Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival, Sharmila Tagore was honoured for her contribution to Indian cinema. She was felicitated by superstar Aamir Khan. Here is what she said in her acceptance speech. Veteran actor and former CBFC chairperson Sharmila Tagore late Thursday asserted that filmmakers need an enabling environment if the country wants quality cinema to blossom. Tagore’s strong comment was a part of her speech after she accepted a special honour at Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival for her…

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Qaidi Band questions how we take freedom for granted: Faisal

Qaidi Band questions how we take freedom for granted: Faisal Faisal, best known for his films such as Do Dooni Chaar and Ishaqzaade, said he was unsure about the direction of the story until he came across the sad state of undertrials in India. The director, who has earlier worked with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, has directed Yash Raj Talents’ Anya Singh and Aadar Jain. Qaidi Band : What started as a curiosity over an article about a band in Tihar Jail led director Habib Faisal to the story of…

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Real Freedom Of Religion

Real Freedom Of Religion

Real Freedom Of Religion Religion is our strength — and weakness. Religion serves as a beacon of light when it helps to make us better human beings. For that, religion has to be rational, and our practise of it, reasonable. Every religion, in its origin, was refreshingly rational. It is when class and group interests hijacked religious beliefs that dogma gained the upper hand. Look at the religious issues uppermost in our national concerns now — cow vigilantism and strident orthodoxy that pretends the discriminatory custom of triple talaq is a…

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Afternoon Drive: Two-Wheeled Freedom Machines (27 Photos)

Afternoon Drive: Two-Wheeled Freedom Machines (27 Photos)

Afternoon Drive: Two-Wheeled Freedom Machines (27 Photos) Afternoon : Why ride a motorcycle? Riding is something most people don’t have to do, but rather feel compelled to–for a wide variety of reasons ranging from passion to practicality. One of the most distinct things about riding is that nothing feels quite like a motorcycle; the thrill of being at one with a two-wheeled freedom machine that weighs only a few hundred pounds is one of the purest ways to get from point A to B, and the risks involved sometimes even…

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The worst countries for religious freedom

The worst countries for religious freedom

The worst countries for religious freedom   At its core, freedom of religion or belief requires freedom of expression. Both fundamental rights are protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, yet nearly half of all countries penalize blasphemy, apostasy or defamation of religion. In 13 countries, atheists can be put to death for their lack of belief. The U.S. State Department names and shames eight “Countries of Particular Concern” that severely violate religious freedom rights within their borders. These countries not only suppress religious expression, they systematically torture and…

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Does religion restrict freedom?

Does religion restrict freedom?

Does religion restrict freedom? The word ‘freedom’ is one of the great buzzwords of our culture. In the words of the rock band Queen, we all want to “break free”. Whether it’s Mel Gibson shouting “Freedom” as he is hung, drawn and quartered, or Martin Luther King crying “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last”, we all want freedom. But as Rousseau famously observed: “Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains”. What chains our freedom? Economics, certainly. After all I may…

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In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash Listen· 7:01

In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash Listen· 7:01

In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash Protesters and LGBT activists rally outside Trump International Hotel this month in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination — is prompting a showdown in legislatures and courts across the country. For some conservatives, religious freedom means the right to act on their opposition to same-sex marriage and other practices that go against their beliefs. LGBT advocates and their allies, meanwhile, say no one in the United States should…

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6 Fast Actions President Trump Can Take for Religious Freedom

6 Fast Actions President Trump Can Take for Religious Freedom

6 Fast Actions President Trump Can Take for Religious Freedom Actions : As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to take action to defend religious freedom. In October, he sent a letter to a prominent pro-life Catholic organization, promising to protect the rights of all Americans “to live their faith, to serve their communities, and to act on their beliefs without fear.” Six areas are especially ripe for Trump to take fast action to fulfill his promise, including in the government’s regulation of religious institutions, in federal contracting, in employment,…

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6 Quran Quotes That Teach Love, Tolerance and Freedom of Religion

6 Quran Quotes That Teach Love, Tolerance and Freedom of Religion

6 Quran Quotes That Teach Love, Tolerance and Freedom of Religion Quran Quotes : Islam according to the Quran and the Arab world. He believes the problem for the majority of Muslims is that some groups are following traditions and superstitions invented centuries after the Quranwas first sent and the Prophet lived, and these have gotten more radical over time. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Oktar published a book, Islam Denounces Terrorism. He argues that violent and intolerant beliefs about Islam go against the teachings of the Quran. Here,…

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