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18-Jan-2019 Mumbai

We've long endured a culture of silence : Dia Mirza

Actress Dia Mirza says women have long endured a culture of silence, and because of that, sexual predators have got encouragement.Dia was interacting with the media at a panel discussion on "Harvey Weinstein - The Inside Story", along with Swara Bhasker and...

16-Jan-2019 United Nations

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years.Sharing the survey results in a letter to UN employees on Monday, Secretary-General...

03-Jan-2019 Mumbai

'MeToo Movement' is far bigger than me : Tanushree Dutta

Actress Tanushree Dutta is rightly regarded as the founding-mother of the "MeToo Movement" in India. When she spoke on her experience of being harassed 10 years ago, she opened up the floodgates for numerous other women from every walk of life to come forward...

31-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Actress Parul Yadav hails #MeToo movement as 'positive change'

Actress Parul Yadav, who is playing the lead role in the Kannada remake of the Bollywood film "Queen", says from removing the accused from his position to creating collective consciousness among people regarding sexual harassment at the workplace, #MeToo movement...

31-Dec-2018 Srinagar

Female Corporter accuses SMC Mayor of harassment

A female Corporter from Kashmir capital Srinagar has accused Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor of ‘assault’ and has registered a formal complaint against him and his Personal Assistant before police station Shaheed Gunj.Shaheen Bhat, who was elected...

26-Dec-2018

Art history & #MeToo: Genius is no excuse for sexual harassment

As news of artist Subodh Gupta's stepping aside created ripples in the media, the #MeToo testimonies became one of ifs and buts and uncomfortable confessions and admissions.If one has to go by the timing of #MeToo in the world of Indian contemporary art,...

24-Dec-2018 New York

Around 50 mn Google searches for sexual harassment since #MeToo: Study

Following the massive #MeToo movement, around 50 million Google searches on sexual harrasment, reporting and prevention of such behaviour were recorded in the US during October 2017 to June 2018, a US study suggests.The study found that sexual harassment and assault...

21-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

Hollywood unions team up to fight against sexual harassment

A slew of Hollywood labour unions have come together to pledge to combat workplace harassment.The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America...

14-Dec-2018 Jammu

Sexual exploitation of women now criminal offence in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Friday became the first state to have a law explicitly banning sexual exploitation of woman by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or by a public servant.The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor...

13-Dec-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo topped Instagram's advocacy hashtags with 1.5 mn usage in 2018

The #MeToo movement that took the Bollywood and the media industry in India by storm topped popular photo-sharing platform Instagram's advocacy hashtags with 1.5 million usage in 2018, the company said on Thursday.In "Instagram Year In Review 2018" report,...

12-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Sajid Khan suspended from IFTDA for a year

Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan who was accused of sexually harassing multiple women, has been suspended for a year by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), it was announced on Wednesday.Following the PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment)...

08-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Rachel Brosnahan hopes for positive change with #MeToo movement

"The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" star Rachel Brosnahan appreciates the conversations started by #MeToo movement, but says there is still a long way to go."There is a lot of change still to come," Brosnahan told IANS when asked about how the world has changed after...

06-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Fisheye addresses women in advertising with a video on #MeToo

Fisheye Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a disruptive advertising and content agency, today launched a one-minute video supporting the #MeToo movement that has taken the business world by storm. The video pushes the #MeToo campaign to the next level by asking women...

03-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Some of the biggest gatekeepers of patriarchy are women : Leena Yadav

Whether it was about focusing on the mental conditioning that creates gender inequality in "Parched" or bringing to notice how technology is creating a generation gap with her latest project "Rajma Chawal", filmmaker Leena Yadav treats all her movies as opinion...

23-Nov-2018 New Delhi

#HearMeToo: UN's initiative to eliminate violence against women

As part of the global 16 days of activism campaign, the UN House in India turned orange on Friday, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on November 25.The event, which was organised under the theme...

23-Nov-2018 Panaji

#MeToo discussion: All quiet on the IFFI front

India's #MeToo movement has been a raging point of discussion at most film-related red carpet events, press conferences and festivals. But not at the ongoing 49th International Film Festival of India.IFFI was "not designed that way", a top Ministry of Information...

22-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Show me remorse, I will forgive you : Vinta Nanda to Alok Nath

With an FIR for rape lodged against actor Alok Nath, writer-director Vinta Nanda says she is "willing to forgive" but "show some remorse, repentance", so she knows he will never violate another woman again. Vinta is still willing to forgive Alok if he apologises....

21-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Mumbai police book Alok Nath for rape

The Mumbai Police have booked film actor Alok Nath on the charge of rape following a complaint lodged by a woman writer-producer over a month ago, an official said here on Wednesday.The victim had lodged the complaint with Oshiwara Police on October 17 after...

20-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Vikrant Massey on 'Broken But Beautiful'

If youve been watching the live streaming of the web series "Mirzapur", you cant miss the very talented Vikrant Masseys knock-out performance as a trigger-happy but quiet character who makes his presence felt through his silences.Vikrant is that kind of...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Now men think twice before harassing women : Preity Zinta

Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace."Working on Kavach safety men...

18-Nov-2018 Chennai

Tamil dubbing union membership of singer Chinmayi terminated

Singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada, who had last month come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against veteran lyricist Vairamuthu as part of the #MeToo movement, has revealed that the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA over sexual harassment allegation

Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is alleged to have sexually harassed writer-producer Vinta Nanda 19 years ago, was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA).The association wrote on Twitter, "In view of the various allegations...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Sonam Kapoor lists simple ways to deal with #MeToo

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who believes that the #MeToo movement has been "as eye-opening and devastating as it has been exhilarating", will galvanise people into action and into a redemption of rights long awaited for the disempowered. This, she believes,...

09-Nov-2018 Singapore

Happy there's finally a microphone on the voice: Robin Wright on #MeToo

Actress-director Robin Wright is happy with the #MeToo movement in Hollywood and says that there is finally a microphone on the voice so that people "wake up and change the bad".The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple...

03-Nov-2018 New Delhi

We must listen to the victims: Huma Qureshi on #MeToo

Actress Huma Qureshi thinks it is brave of women to come out and talk about their #MeToo stories, saying the movement will bring positive change in the country. However, she also urges people to "listen to the victims"."I think #MeToo is the most relevant movement...

31-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Law works very slow in our country, Abhay Deol on #MeToo movement

Actor-producer Abhay Deol who is gearing up for the release of his production venture 'Kaagaz Ki Kashti' says the main obstacle in the country is that law works very slow, which could be the reason why many women are sharing their stories on social media through #MeToo...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Ramani's allegations were defamatory, Akbar tells court

Former Minister M.J. Akbar on Wednesday told a Delhi court that journalist Priya Ramani's allegations levelled against him were defamatory in nature.Akbar told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that the allegations were false and defamatory...

31-Oct-2018 Dharamshala

Dharamshala Film Festival to focus on #MeToo, local filmmakers

In its seventh edition, the Dharamshala International Film Festival, which gets underway here on Thursday, will have a bouquet of 46 films with a focus on those from Himachal Pradesh, apart from having a panel discussion on the #MeToo movement in India."We...

29-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Important to stand by women in #MeToo movement : Ashwini Ponnappa

Seasoned doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said it's important to stand by the women in the #MeToo movement.Her 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning doubles partner Jwala Gutta has been a 'victim' and Ponnappa said women need to be understood...

29-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

#MeToo: Punjab Women's Commission issues guidelines to departments

Applauding the #MeToo movement, Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati on Monday issued guidelines regarding women's safety in workplaces.Gulati said the Commission has decided to frame a policy for the entire staff, administrators and elected...

29-Oct-2018 Los Angeles

Olivia Munn vows to continue supporting #MeToo movement

Actress Olivia Munn says she will continue to speak up for the #MeToo movement even if it comes at the cost of her career.The actress, 38, made the statement in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine. She also called for a change in Hollywood to abolish the...

29-Oct-2018 Mumbai

We should've listened to #MeToo voices earlier : Gulshan Devaiah

Critically acclaimed actor Gulshan Devaiah says the #MeToo movement is the need of the hour, but these voices should have been heard earlier.Gulshan was interacting with the media during the success party of his web series "Smoke" on Sunday.On his take on the #MeToo...

29-Oct-2018 New Delhi

More noise than change: Malaika Arora on India's #MeToo wave

The #MeToo movement has entered India, starting a conversation around making the workplace safe for all. But actress Malaika Arora feels there is more noise than actual change at the moment."I don't see too much of a change. I hear people. I think there...

28-Oct-2018 Sonipat (Haryana)

Amid #MeToo, experts stress on creating awareness about victim rights

As the #MeToo movement is exposing abuse of power by some men and also revealing the vulnerabilities of victims, experts have emphasised on the need for creating greater awareness about the rights of victims in the country."We have always come across criticism...

28-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo movement will make system more transparent : Ronnie Screwvala

With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum in India, veteran producer Ronnie Screwvala says the system in Bollywood will become more transparent than being fearful for new talents to step in.Sharing his opinion on the current situation where the movement has...

27-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kannada actress files sexual harassment complaint against Arjun Sarja

Kannada film actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday filed a sexual harassment case with the police against actor Arjun Sarja here, a week after she had named him on the social media."We have registered an FIR (First Information Report) and booked the accused (Arjun)...

27-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo calls out small fries, leaving filmworld's big guns untouched

Thanks to one doughty damsel in distress, Bollywood and India have found their #MeToo voice. And about time too. I don't know where this naming and shaming will stop. But predatory behaviour will now be very controlled, if not entirely extinct, in work places.If...

26-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Congress leader says no complaint against #MeToo accused Minister

The controversy over a senior Punjab cabinet Minister sending indecent messages to a senior woman IAS officer has taken a new turn, with a woman leader of the ruling Congress in Punjab claiming that no complaint has been made against the Minister.Congress...

25-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Farah dodges questions after Sajid's #MeToo episode

Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan dodged questions from the media days after brother Sajid Khan's name was mentioned in #MeToo allegations although earlier she had tweeted on the episode.Farah was addressing the media at a book launch along with Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan,...

24-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Minister's messages to woman officer; Amarinder says 'action taken'

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday that the matter relating to reported objectionable message of a minister to a woman officer had been "taken very seriously" and, to the best of his knowledge, resolved to the officer's satisfaction."The...

24-Oct-2018 Mumbai

People take pleasure looking in others' personal life: Jackie Shroff

Actor Jackie Shroff, who will be seen playing central character in 'The Playboy Mr. Sawhney' has said that unfortunately people take a lot of pleasure looking in others' personal life.Jackie Shroff was interacting with media at the special screening of 'The...

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