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13-Jun-2019 Mumbai

#MeToo: Mumbai Police close Tanushree's case against Nana Patekar

In a surprising development, the Mumbai Police have filed a closure report in the alleged #MeToo sexual harassment case lodged by actress Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar, a top official said here on Thursday."Yes, we have filed a B-Summary Report...

29-May-2019 New Delhi

Anu Malik back as judge of 'Indian Idol' after #MeToo?

When the #MeToo movement picked up in India, singer-composer Anu Malik was removed from the jury panel of "Indian Idol" last year as he was accused of sexual misconduct. Now, there is a buzz about his return to the singing-based reality show as a judge.Asked...

17-May-2019 Mumbai

Ishita on what's changed after Tanushree's #MeToo story

Actress Tanushree Dutta helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India last year, and months have gone into the investigation of her sexual harassment case. But her sister and actress Ishita Dutta says that thanks to her sister, now people are acknowledging that...

05-Apr-2019 Mumbai

Actress Shruti Marathe shares her #MeToo story

Actress Shruti Marathe, known for her stint in Marathi films like "Asa Mi Tasa Mi" and "Premasutra", has spoken out about a movie producer's misconduct with her while she was auditioning for a lead role in a film.In a post shared on the official Humans of Bombay...

31-Mar-2019 Mumbai

#MeToo movement should not be trivialised: Minisha Lamba

Actress Minisha Lamba says the #MeToo movement should not be trivialised and that women should stand by each other in solidarity.Minisha on Sunday treated her fans to a question and answer session on Twitter, where a user asked her take on the #MeToo movement...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

There's more awareness post #MeToo wave : Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin says she has witnessed several changes in the film indusrty after the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment at workplace gained traction in India."I think there's more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

There are outspoken people in Bollywood: Rhea Kapoor

Filmmaker Rhea Kapoor says the #MeToo movement in Bollywood was a big step in the right direction for women finding their voice and there are now a lot of outspoken people in the industry.Rhea told IANS here: "There are a lot of outspoken people (in the industry)......

17-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Workshops on intimate scenes is important : Kalki Koechlin

National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who has observed a behavioural change among men after the prominence of #MeToo movement in India, says workshops ahead of performing any intimate scene is important."Intimacy workshops were important because like...

17-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

#MeToo movement hasn't made big impact: Lily Allen

Singer Lily Allen says the #MeToo movement has not made big enough of an impact and thinks people are ignoring important issues."Everyone is sort of a bit like, 'Yeah, yeah, that happened, but what do you expect?' I think that's the danger with the #MeToo movement....

10-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Vinta Nanda traces the changes for women in showbiz

Writer-director Vinta Nanda, who created a stir in the #MeToo movement in India last year when she accused actor Alok Nath of rape, says it's now time to see the change and experience it as far as women in the business of entertainment are concerned.Excerpts from the...

10-Feb-2019 Boston

India's #MeToo torchbearer Tanushree Dutta invited to Harvard

Actress and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta, who spearheaded the #MeToo movement in India, has been invited by the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts to speak at one of its flagship events.Tanushree wrote on Instagram: "Invited to speak at...

20-Jan-2019 Mumbai

#MeToo strikes where virtue means lack Of opportunity

Where does the burden of proof lie, with who? That is the question when it comes to the celebrities and the media and, of course, the person who wakes up after years and ages to accuse a celebrity or a coworker of misdemeanor, like molestation or even rape?With...

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...

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