including Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (U) and Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, The tournament is scheduled to take place from? ? “During my meeting with Ms Irani (Smriti Irani, military training and weapon exchange among these countries, etc. follow Wahabi Islam and have links to “Saudi money” Underlining the role of Pakistan in nourishing terrorism the article asks how can such a country fight terrorism The increasing proximity of Pakistan with Saudi Arabia as reflected in this alliance is considered a “major blow to Indian foreign policy” This “Muslim NATO” seems like a “Sunni NATO” the article argues while claiming that even Shia groups in Pakistan are opposing it For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Padmapriya Janakiraman | Updated: October 28 2017 9:25 am Harvey Weinstein Related News Anger pain and a tinge of joy are the recursive emotions I have been waking up to ever since I read reports on how Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed women in Hollywood for years Some of these women are actors I have been longing to co-star with even if they reside in another part of the globe Today however I have found a new connect with these women — of shared misery and injustice meted out to our kind I began acting in films when I was 21 in a low-budget film won all the best debut awards found a dependable manager and have till date been part of close to 50 films It has been a fairy tale for an outsider bouncing from one film set to another choosing my films as assertively as those films chose me And through this journey I have not once faced the dreaded syndrome of the “casting couch” So then why am I speaking out and why am I going through these strong emotions It’s a two-part story Part I made up of the casting couch and sexual harassment in the Indian film industry has been covered sporadically by the Indian media There have been public statements by female actors that the phenomenon is commonplace across film industries and there is exclusion if there is any resistance Not just women today’s reigning young male actors admit that they too are victims and this is typical for strugglers From statements like “some people enter the industry only to sleep around” to a hilarious storytelling session called “reptile dysfunction” such accounts suggest that being open to harassment is one of the principal qualifications for becoming an actor However it baffles me why media houses in India cover these stories like scoops of the day Are we incapable of producing sound journalism like The New Yorker and The New York Times that has challenged an entire industry’s workplace ethics while catalysing the destruction of a powerful mogul It also makes me wonder why members of the Indian film industry mostly dominated by men especially those who do not subscribe to such unprofessionalism keep quiet Are they not affected by these accusations don’t they feel like standing up breaking the silence and voicing the truth Are they unaware or do they lie low because it is of no serious consequence to them Do they not realise that by not speaking up they naturally become co-signatories to such action Why is there such a hush over these issues in the many associations and trade unions in the film industry Are they not inclined to finding the truth uncovering allegations and setting the record straight to the world that this is a workplace that is serious about its art and the processes that go behind it In the context of a world of survive or perish do they not feel responsible for ensuring an active and sensitive space for recourse for their members (men children and women alike) who are violated Finally what are the state and the judiciary doing to keep fundamental rights the Right to Equality and the Right against Exploitation in this country alive when such allegations are made Can we not through our cultural institutions take concrete actions to protect the dignity of people who are vulnerable while working in a fragmented creative space that has been accorded industry status Part II: Here are some of the quotes from women who underwent assault by Weinstein as reported by The New Yorker: “The thing with being a victim is I felt responsible Because if I were a strong woman I would have kicked him in the balls and run away But I didn’t “When I see him it makes me feel a little and stupid and weak “I was in a vulnerable position and I needed my job It just increases the shame and the guilt” The emotions of weakness and futility that these different women reported affected me more deeply than the physicality of the assault on them In an industry where the pressure to perform is high and survival is key I have seen my male colleagues go through similar frustrations But I and my female colleagues have an additional burden — the constant battle against sexism The Hegelian dynamic plays out daily on and off the film sets — women are not lesser beings but because they are assumed to be they are subjected to inferior conditions And this inferiority projects itself through the feeling of weakness and subjugation Eight months ago a female colleague from the Malayalam film industry came out in the open about the serious violations she faced It has since spun a turbulent saga of discussions regarding sexism in the film industry The noise that emerges from the disagreements is sometimes painfully deafening but is far better than the culture of inaction and silence However the popular discourse on the obvious and subtle ways in which women are degraded was relegated as an issue that solely belonged to the Malayalam film fraternity The Weinstein story and the way it has shaken the roots of Hollywood has made apparent the fact that across the world there is a pressing need to recognise and correct the circumstances women subsist in in order to move forward I sincerely hope film industries the world over and in India use this as a watershed moment to confront their own truths change the way movies are made and the way women are engaged in the industry We must work with a sense of urgency for breaking stereotypes misogyny and the discrimination that accompanies it behind and in front of the camera The writer is a national award-winning actor public policy researcher and founding member of Women in Cinema Collective For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Vadodara | Published: October 10 2016 1:50 pm Seven fishermen on a boat were seized by PMSA in Arabian Sea last December (Representational image) Top News Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwanihas urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up withPakistani authorities the issue of reported death of an Indianfisherman in a jail there and to send back the body to hisnative village in Gujarat The fisherman a native of Malkhet village in Umargamtaluka of Valsad district died at a prison hospital inKarachi on October 2 following an illness according toanother fisherman languishing in the same jail who informedhis wife on phone about the inmate’s demise? For all the latest Entertainment News, other researchers caution: This new family tree is likely to be debated for some time to come. 2016, Varanasi or Kancheepuram weavers.

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