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We need to be more tolerant of sexual diversity: Monica Dogra

Jul 22, 2015 05:30 PM Bollywood actor Monica Dogra, known for her roles in films like 'David' and 'Dhobi Ghat', in an interview to OneWorld South Asia stressed on removing the stigma attached to the transgendered community by building a more inclusive society. Excerpts from the interview:
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Girls should not be embarrassed about menstruation: Gul Panag

May 28, 2015 05:05 PM “During my growing up years and even today, I see women and girls shying away from mentioning the ‘M’ word,” said actress Gul Panag.
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Will try to bat my best as UNICEF envoy: Sachin Tendulkar

Jan 16, 2015 04:10 PM Calling children as raw diamonds, the Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar promises to play his second innings for the little masters.

Sania Mirza to raise awareness on gender equality

Jan 08, 2015 06:15 PM Tennis superstar Sania Mirza is UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
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In Shekhar Kapur’s next, water becomes a political weapon

Dec 24, 2014 01:30 PM In his much awaited movie, ‘Paani’, Shekhar Kapur will showcase how, those who own water will have the last word in a futuristic world.
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Farhan Akhtar is UN Women's first male Goodwill Ambassador

Nov 26, 2014 11:25 AM Actor calls on men and boys to join the UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, and mobilize for gender equality.

Songs on social issues fail because they are too preachy: Rahul Ram

Nov 17, 2014 06:20 PM Rahul Ram of the popular Indian rock band, Indian Ocean, said that a process which robs people of clean drinking water and traditional sources of livelihood is not development in true sense of the word.
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Women need to be aggressive for their rights: Subhash Ghai

Oct 20, 2014 07:32 PM Celebrities should stand up for social causes as their fans follow them, says Subhash Ghai, Bollywood's veteran film director and producer.
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Media should stop objectifying women: Sonam Kapoor

Sep 29, 2014 07:30 PM Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
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When a health worker, Sadaf, met Amitabh Bachchan

Aug 22, 2014 03:49 PM A community mobilisation coordinator, Parveen, 27, was handpicked from an army of 8,000 frontline workers for her exceptional efforts to ensure polio immunization, writes Tripti Nath.
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Nargis Fakhri extends support to ‘Save Our Tigers’ initiative

Aug 13, 2014 06:13 PM “The guardians of the wild need all the recognition especially when they have a celebrity like Nargis Fakhri to support,” Louies, Regional Head, Wildlife Trust of India.

Big B lauds efforts of polio vaccination workers

Aug 04, 2014 04:13 PM Making India a polio-free country would not have been possible sans their untiring efforts, said Amitabh Bachchan.

Freida Pinto to speak on girls’ rights at UK summit

Jul 28, 2014 05:32 PM The Indian actress will deliver a speech on issues related to empowerment of girls in the United Kingdom.

UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador

Jul 08, 2014 11:37 AM Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series.
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Will Lata Mangeshkar stand up for the poor made homeless?

Jun 19, 2014 05:50 PM Activists Medha Patkar, Sumit Wajale, Ali Shaikh, Poonam Kanojiya, Anwari Shaikh and Ramesh Kode have questioned if there is any sense of equity between the residents of Campa Cola and Ambedkar Nagar.

Angelina Jolie launches global summit to end war-zone rapes

Jun 12, 2014 12:03 PM Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has launched a global summit to put an end to incidents of sexual violence during war.

Taapsee leads campaign for breast cancer awareness

Jun 03, 2014 12:11 PM Indian film actor Taapsee has been chosen as the brand ambassador for breast cancer awareness by a Chennai-based organisation.
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Sonam Kapoor bats for films based on homosexual love stories

May 27, 2014 05:01 PM Well known Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has expressed her desire for Bollywood movies to explore gay love stories.
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Celina Jaitley turns singer for promoting LGBT rights

May 01, 2014 01:04 PM Former Miss India Celina Jaitly sings a new version of the 1979 Bollywood classic, Uthe Sab Ke Kadam, remixed by Neeraj Shreedhar of the Bombay Vikings.
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Sexual crimes: Men must learn to control, says Soha Ali Khan

Apr 08, 2014 07:45 PM The first objective of cinema and television, especially of cinema is entertainment, believes Soha Ali Khan, a popular Bollywood actor.
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