BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/10/2016
The PIL is only the most recent hurdle for a film which revisits the 1984 riots and its aftermath in a commercial release.
The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour?
BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |10/09/2016
Both controversies and a marketing push lead to a buzz on social media for a film. But should such manipulated discussions influence movie goers on what to watch,
The answer is usually yes because so many films are vying for attention. But sometimes, a film can make it on its own steam.
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In observance of National Press Day today Rajasthan Patrika carried  a blank editorial saying that it was a day meant to celebrate independent  and responsible journalism. But in Rajasthan this was endangered by the black law the state government was seeking to introduce. It said it opposed a law which amounted to the murder of democracy.                                        

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