POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 10, 2015 AT 23:25 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 10, 2015 23:25 IST

Recently the Supreme Court lifted the 1990 ban which had been imposed on the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, preventing it from being staged in Kerala. 

The court said that since Jesus Christ Superstar had already been produced all over the world and is available online, a ban, based on an order by the district collector, serves no purpose.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 10, 2015 AT 23:25 IST, Edited At: Apr 10, 2015 23:25 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 16, 2015 AT 20:05 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 16, 2015 20:05 IST

In its 40th year, Ramesh Sippy's 1975 classic, Sholay, is finally getting a release in Pakistan. But strangely, the version that our neighbours will get to see, "while being the same as the one seen by millions in India, is still not going to be the version that was intended by Sippy".

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 13, 2015 AT 19:41 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 13, 2015 19:41 IST

The Central Board for film certification in India has released a list of Hindi and English words that it does not want used in any certification category. 

The list has all the usual suspects; commonly used English cuss words and their Hindi counterparts. The list also includes an ambiguous ban on verbs that may have sexual connotations, violence against women, blooshed and anything that has double meanings. 

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 13, 2015 AT 19:41 IST, Edited At: Feb 13, 2015 19:41 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST

The New Indian Express reports:

The 18-day protests over controversial Tamil novel, Madhorubhagan, on Monday ended with its author Perumal Murugan tendering an unconditional apology for “hurting the sentiments of the people of Tiruchengode”. He also decided to withdraw all his novels, short stories, essays and poems published so far. He said he would compensate the publishers. He told Express that he made the decision fearing protests in the future against his published work.

The Hindu has a report saying that Murugan has decided to give up writing altogether.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST, Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 07, 2015 AT 21:43 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 07, 2015 21:43 IST

"Religion, a medieaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a threat to our freedom.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 07, 2015 AT 21:43 IST, Edited At: Jan 07, 2015 21:43 IST
     
 
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