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  • Family Rallies Around Irom Sharmila, Support Move To End Hunger Strike

    Family Rallies Around Irom Sharmila, Support Move To End Hunger Strike

    For 16 years, the world has seen Irom Sharmila strapped to tubes. That is about to change. The 44-year-old iconic activist, who had carried on the world's longest hunger strike, will end it next month and contest elections as an Independent candidate.

  • Drop Charges Against Irom Sharmila, Demands Amnesty International

    Drop Charges Against Irom Sharmila, Demands Amnesty International

    International human rights organisation Amnesty International has appealed to the Manipur government to drop charges against activist Irom Chanu Sharmila before she ends her 16-year-old fast on August 9.

  • Irom Sharmila's Family, Associates Surprised By Her Decision To End Fast

    Irom Sharmila's Family, Associates Surprised By Her Decision To End Fast

    The sudden decision of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila to end her 16-year-old hunger strike against AFSPA next month has taken everyone by surprise including her associates and family members.

  • World's Longest Hunger Strike To End Soon: Foreign Media On Irom Sharmila

    World's Longest Hunger Strike To End Soon: Foreign Media On Irom Sharmila

    Irom Sharmila, 43, has not eaten for years as a protest against the immunity enjoyed by the Indian military in cases of abuse in the country's conflict zones. The government has said her protest amounts to suicide and has force-fed her through a nasal tube.

  • Irom Sharmila To End Fast After 16 Years, Wants To Marry, Fight Elections

    Irom Sharmila To End Fast After 16 Years, Wants To Marry, Fight Elections

    Irom Sharmila, the iconic activist whose life was defined by a fast she began 16 years ago in protest against army atrocities, has decided to move on. She will call off her fast on August 9, say her aides, as she wants to marry and fight elections.

  • Army Can't Use 'Excessive Force' In Disturbed Areas, Says Supreme Court

    Army Can't Use 'Excessive Force' In Disturbed Areas, Says Supreme Court

    The army and the paramilitary cannot use "excessive and retaliatory force" in Manipur, the Supreme Court said today in a significant ruling.

  • Sharmila Tagore, Freida Pinto and Deepa Mehta Are Academy's New Members

    Sharmila Tagore, Freida Pinto and Deepa Mehta Are Academy's New Members

    Sharmila Tagore served as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 2004 to 2011. In 2005 Ms Tagore was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

  • Soha Shares the 'Pros and Cons of Falling in Love With an Actor'

    Soha Shares the 'Pros and Cons of Falling in Love With an Actor'

    "Well, my mother said 'Why are you marrying an actor, it's going to complicate your life.' I happen to fall in love with an actor and it comes with certain advantages and disadvantages," said Soha Ali Khan

  • These Pics of Transgender Models in Saris Are Now Viral

    These Pics of Transgender Models in Saris Are Now Viral

    Kerala-based designer Sharmila Nair, who runs a sari label called Red Lotus, recently released a series of photos from her latest campaign featuring two transgender models. The photos were posted on the official page of the label and went viral in a short period of time.

  • When Saif Ali Khan 'Bit' Shashi Kapoor's Co-Star Who Was Playing Villain

    When Saif Ali Khan 'Bit' Shashi Kapoor's Co-Star Who Was Playing Villain

    The author quotes Sharmila Tagore as telling him: "Shashi and I were in Jaipur for Paap Aur Punya. My son, Saif, who was just two years old, was with me, as were Shashi's wife and kids. The Kapoors would take my son around, and Shashi, I imagine, spent time playing with him - because soon, Saif grew quite attached to Shashi Uncle"

  • What Mindy Kaling's Doing For Desis In The US

    What Mindy Kaling's Doing For Desis In The US

    Indian women no longer have to be the mistress of spices, beauty queens, hapless victims of brown men, or gorgeous terrorism suspects in order to get some serious airtime in America.

  • Jamia Milia Islamia Names Sports Complex After Tiger Pataudi

    Jamia Milia Islamia Names Sports Complex After Tiger Pataudi

    Sharmila Tagore unveiled a plaque naming the Jamia Milia Islamia Sports Complex after her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi at a function attended by Virender Sehwag

  • Irom Sharmila Acquitted In 2006 Case Of Attempt To Suicide

    Irom Sharmila Acquitted In 2006 Case Of Attempt To Suicide

    Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila was today acquitted by a Delhi court in a case of allegedly trying to commit suicide while undertaking fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in 2006 demanding scrapping of AFSPA.

  • Irom Sharmila Acquitted In 2006 Attempt To Suicide Case

    Irom Sharmila Acquitted In 2006 Attempt To Suicide Case

    Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila was today acquitted by a Delhi court in a 2006 case of attempt to suicide when she was undertaking a fast until death at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

  • Ready To End Fast If AFPSA Is Repealed: Irom Sharmila

    Ready To End Fast If AFPSA Is Repealed: Irom Sharmila

    Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila today told a Delhi court that she was ready to end her fast if the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was repealed and expressed her desire to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue.

  • From Bengaluru To Abroad, Indians' Anti-Black Racism

    From Bengaluru To Abroad, Indians' Anti-Black Racism

    The Indian Census has not included "race" as a category since the early in 1950s. Race might be a "biological fiction" according to geneticists, but the world over, it is a social reality. Racism is a topic Indians have been discussing fervently following the reprehensible attack on a Tanzanian woman by a mob that beat and publicly stripped her in ...

  • Irom Sharmila Arrested Yet Again After Resuming Her Hunger Strike

    Irom Sharmila Arrested Yet Again After Resuming Her Hunger Strike

    Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike since November, 2000, demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was today arrested yet again after she had resumed her fast on February 29.

  • Irom Sharmila Resumes Fast Demanding Repeal Of AFSPA

    Irom Sharmila Resumes Fast Demanding Repeal Of AFSPA

    Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who was acquitted by a court of the charge of attempt to suicide, resumed her 15-year-long indefinite fast at the historic Sahid Minar today demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the state.

  • Imphal Court Orders Release Of Irom Sharmila From Judicial Custody

    Imphal Court Orders Release Of Irom Sharmila From Judicial Custody

    A court in Imphal today ordered the release of Manipuri rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is on a fast for 15 years demanding repealing of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), from judicial custody.

  • Sharmila Tagore Allowed To Cross Wagah Border By Pak Officials

    Sharmila Tagore Allowed To Cross Wagah Border By Pak Officials

    Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore today crossed the Wagah Border into India, a day after Pakistan's immigration authorities stopped her for not having a 'police report' of her stay in Lahore.

  • At 12, I Was Moved From India To The US. How I Coped.

    At 12, I Was Moved From India To The US. How I Coped.

    We have truly arrived only when we are willing to consider departure.

  • Sharmila Tagore Calls For Equal Wages, Says Times Are Changing

    Sharmila Tagore Calls For Equal Wages, Says Times Are Changing

    "There is no parity. Male actors are still getting more and women are getting less. So that needs to change. In my time, the difference was much more. In my time, we (women) definitely played a secondary role. Now the perception has changed," Sharmilaji said. "Things are changing and it will take time. But we need not despair," she added

  • Sharmila Tagore's Calling, Had She Not Been Cast by Satyajit Ray

    Sharmila Tagore's Calling, Had She Not Been Cast by Satyajit Ray

    Several filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, have returned their National Awards in solidarity with the FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country. Sharmila Tagore also finds it offensive to label audiences as educated or uneducated, Indian or non-Indian

  • Sharmila Tagore's 'Wonderful' Surname Opened Many Doors for Her

    Sharmila Tagore's 'Wonderful' Surname Opened Many Doors for Her

    "I don't have that much authority on Tagore but yes I have a wonderful surname. It's my heritage and it has opened many doors for me. It's a privilege to be born in such a household. Unfortunately Rabindranath Tagore died three years before I was born so I could not have any direct interaction with him. But I have heard great stories from my mother...

  • Soha Ali Khan Wants to Work With Aparna Sen and Goutam Ghose

    Soha Ali Khan Wants to Work With Aparna Sen and Goutam Ghose

    "I had worked with Rituparno Ghosh in Antarmahal. I miss not working with him anymore. I want to work with Aparna Sen and Goutam Ghose. I also like the way Tony (Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury) handles his subject," said Soha Ali Khan

  • Amitabh Bachchan to Inaugurate 21st Kolkata International Film Festival

    Amitabh Bachchan to Inaugurate 21st Kolkata International Film Festival

    Mr Bachchan's wife Jaya, actresses Vidya Balan, Sharmila Tagore and Moushumi Chatterjee will also attend the inaugural event. However, Shah Rukh Khan, a regular at the openings, will not be present as he is busy shooting. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will preside over the ceremony. An innovative musical performance titled Maestros of ...

  • Sharmila Tagore Supports Protests by Intellectuals

    Sharmila Tagore Supports Protests by Intellectuals

    Bollywood actor Sharmila Tagore on Sunday extended her support to a "resistance meet" by writers, thinkers, scientists and other public intellectuals against the "rising intolerance" in the country.

  • Kamal Haasan Gets Warm Welcome From Raj Thackeray's Family

    Kamal Haasan Gets Warm Welcome From Raj Thackeray's Family

    Raj Thackeray with his wife Sharmila and daughter Urvashi warmly received Kamal Haasan. The reason behind the meeting is not known though MNS officials described it as "a courtesy call" and dismissed speculation the actor was planning to join the party

  • Sharmila Nicollet, Vani Kapoor to Lead Home Challenge at Women's Indian Open

    Sharmila Nicollet, Vani Kapoor to Lead Home Challenge at Women's Indian Open

    France's Gwladys Nocera is the defending champion of the Women's Indian Open, which is a Ladies Asian Golf Tour sanctioned event.

  • Sharmila Tagore: Our Film Industry is Patriarchal

    Sharmila Tagore: Our Film Industry is Patriarchal

    "Society is patriarchal. So film industry by definition is certainly patriarchal. The male gaze has dominated it although we had lengthy roles. But the female characters that became popular were the ones that sacrificed. Now by enlarge, I would say things have changed," said Sharmila Tagore

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