Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan says he has an ongoing struggle against the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to achieve creative freedom. The 60-year-old actor, whose 2013 film “Vishwaroopam” was initially banned in Tamil Nadu for 15 days and saw a release only after muting certain scenes, has always voiced his reservations about the censor…

The Story Of Indian Censorship

The year was 1927 and Mohammad Hidayatullah, a young Indian from a literary family, had just been enrolled at Cambridge. He was eager to take in the drama scene, but had a problem. When he was a boy, his father had prohibited him from seeing a play called Nao Tanki. Hidayatullah mused that this may…

Maharashtra to start online monitoring of waste disposal

Maharashtra environment department will soon start online monitoring of industries and their hazardous waste disposal based on which it would take a decision on renewing licences of such units. It will also ask the industries to ensure that hazardous waste substances in their units are turned into non-hazardous material before being disposed, a senior environment…

eGovWatch: India, European Union strike new ‘Digital India’ partnership

India and the European Union (EU) forged a new digital partnership and discussed potential for collaboration in the fields of technology and innovation besides cooperation to create smart cities. The first India-EU Strategic Dialogue Series, organised by UK-based policy platform India Inc. alongside key players like Microsoft and McKinsey, focussed on ‘Delivering Smart Communities’ as…