Advertisement
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
Outlook.com

Galaxy Orders, Stars Obey

Indians are superstitious, sexist—'modern' film actors are no exception

Galaxy Orders, Stars Obey
AP
Galaxy Orders, Stars Obey
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Film stars routinely make news. The Bachchans make more news than most. But in recent days, they have outdone even themselves. Not a day passes without the family featuring on the front pages, on television channels and in party conversations.

They are in the news for all sorts of reasons. There's the impending star-studded marriage. They are in the news as they went to celebrate their friend Amar Singh's birthday. They are in the news because Amitabh was recently awarded the French Legion d'Honneur. But mostly they are in the news because, in the last few months, they have more or less relentlessly been visiting temples.

So, what's so strange about that, one might well ask. Hundreds of thousands of Indians visit temples every day. They do so to seek blessings for a journey, a marriage, a birth, a new life. To ask for divine intervention in a life crisis and so on. But these aren't your routine run-of-the-mill temple visits. Just look at the list, and then look at what is connected to it. From the Madurai Meenakshi temple in...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Priyanka Gandhi To Represent Congress In Upcoming Uttar Pradesh Polls

Priyanka Gandhi To Represent Congress In Upcoming Uttar Pradesh Polls

The party's newly-appointed election campaign committee chief P L Punia announced the decision on Sunday, saying Priyanka Gandhi is the most popular political figure in UP at present.

Kerala Rains: Death Toll Touches 19, Amit Shah Assures Help As Rescue Operations Continue

Kerala Rains: Death Toll Touches 19, Amit Shah Assures Help As Rescue Operations Continue

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 11 teams for search, rescue and relief operations in the state following incessant flooding and landslides since Saturday.

Going By The Book? BCCI Invites Application For India Post After Dravid 'Deal'

Going By The Book? BCCI Invites Application For India Post After Dravid 'Deal'

It is a foregone conclusion that Dravid, who is currently heading the NCA, is set to take over unless something miraculous happens.

Kashmir LG Terminates Geelani’s Grandson Anees-Ul-Islam From Service

Kashmir LG Terminates Geelani’s Grandson Anees-Ul-Islam From Service

The government has so far dismissed over 20 employees from service on accusations of being a threat to the security of the State.

Advertisement