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Javed Akhtar

Naseeruddin Shah, Javed Akhtar Among Others Condemn French Church Attack

Nov 01, 2020 PTI

Over 130 prominent Indian personalities signed a statement, ‘unequivocally’ condemning the Church attack in France’s Nice.

How Javed Akhtar’s Atheism Navigates India’s Cultural Waters

Jun 14, 2020 Fahad Zuberi

The Richard Dawkins Award to Javed Akhtar brings recognition to the ‘milder strain’ of western rationality in the Indian subcontinent


Delhi Riots: 'Sedition' Case Filed Against Javed Akhtar For Remarks On Tahir Hussain

The complaint alleged Akhtar's comment on expelled AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain was 'seditious'

Javed Akhtar Gives Updates On Shabana Azmi’s Health

Jan 20, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Shabana Azmi who was injured last Saturday is doing fine now, Says Javed Akhtar


Javed Akhtar Celebrates 75th Birthday, Bollywood Stars Join The 'Retro-Themed' Party

Javed Akhtar recently celebrated his 75th birthday with extravaganza, which marked the presence of several Bollywood stars dressed in retro look.

06 January, 2020

Bollywood Bigwigs Skip Meeting With Piyush Goyal On CAA 'Myths And Realities'

Outlook Web Bureau

The invite was not extended to actor Swara Bhasker, filmmakers Anubhav Sinha and Anurag Kashyap — all of whom have been vocal about their stand against the controversial citizenship law.


23 November, 2019

Shabana Azmi's Mother Shaukat Kaifi Passes Away at 93

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Shaukat Kaifi and her husband were leading lights of the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and the Progressive Writers Association (IWA)


20 August, 2019

'A Legend In Music...A Soft-Spoken Amiable Soul': Bollywood Mourns Khayyam's Demise

Outlook Web Bureau

Veteran Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahur 'Khayyam' Hashmi began his career at the age of 17 and composed music for famous films like 'Kabhie Kabhie' and 'Umrao Jaan.' He has also bestowed with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2007.


29 July, 2019

Javed Akhtar Slams Shekhar Kapur Over 'Fear Of Intellectuals' Tweet

Outlook Web Bureau

Shekhar Kapur tweeted that he still feels like a 'refugee' and how some 'intellectuals' made him feel 'insignificant'.


25 May, 2019

Surat Fire Tragedy: Bollywood Celebrities Express Grief Over The Incident

Outlook Web Bureau

Several B-Town celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Bhumi Pedneker and Shraddha Kapoor mourned the deaths of the children who were killed in the massive fire that engulfed a commercial complex in Surat on Friday evening.


03 May, 2019

If You Want To Ban Burqa Then 'Ghunghat' Should Go Too: Javed Akhtar

Outlook Web Bureau

Akhtar's comment came in the wake of the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Wednesday urging the Modi government to emulate Sri Lanka in banning the burqa on grounds of national security.


09 April, 2019

A Week After Launch, YouTube Music Hits 3 Million Downloads

Outlook Web Bureau

YouTube celebrated the success of its online music streaming app, YouTube Music in the aftermath of reaching three million downloads within a week, with famous artists from the music fraternity like Alka Yagnik, Taufiq Qureshi, Aakriti Kakkar, Badshah and Guru Randhawa.


25 March, 2019

PM Modi Biopic Producer Justifies Use Of Javed Akhtar's Name

Lachmi Deb Roy

In conversation with producer, story writer and creative director Sandip Singh on PM Narendra Modi biopic and his clarification on using veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar’s name on the film’s trailer.


22 March, 2019

I Am Shocked To Find My Name On Poster of 'PM Narendra Modi': Javed Akhtar

Outlook Web Bureau

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday said he has not written any song for Vivek Oberoi-starrer 'PM Narendra Modi' and he is shocked to find his name in the credits of the film's trailer.


28 February, 2019

Don't Understand The Agenda Of Pakistan To Sponsor Terrorism: Javed Akhtar

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Veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar says he does not understand the agenda of Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities in India.


17 January, 2019

Birthday Wishes Pour In As Veteran Writer-Lyricist Javed Akhtar Turns 74

Outlook Web Bureau

Bollywood celebrities extended their warm wishes for legendary writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar who is celebrating his 74th birthday on Thursday.


09 January, 2019

Justice Bedi's Gujarat Fake Shootouts Report Not Confidential, Says SC

Outlook Web Bureau

At the last hearing, the Gujarat government had objected to the report, saying Justice Bedi has submitted it without consulting the members of the monitoring committee.


27 August, 2018

India For Kerala: Bollywood Celebs Come Together To Help Kerala Flood Victims

Outlook Web Bureau

Celebrities from Indian film and music industries like Rana Daggubati, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Javed Akhtar and Hariharan came together to help Kerala Flood Victims.


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Bajrang Dal members stage a protest against the recent killings of Hindus and vandalism of a Durga idol by miscreants in Bangladesh, at Krishnanagar in Nadia.

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Visually impaired make 'diyas' for the upcoming Diwali festival, inside Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh in Ahmedabad.

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Farmers ride tractors as they move towards a protest site during an agitation against Noida authority, in Noida.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media persons after a cabinet meeting in Chandigarh.

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Kutumba Surakshya Mission NGO members protest against the recent killing of Hindus and vandalism of Durga idol in puja pandal by miscreants in Bangladesh, in front of the office of the Assistant High Commissioner of...

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu