The official policy this year was simple: taking ‘India’ to Cannes. Not just Bollywood. The idea was to make India the story, writes actress and a member of the Central Board of Film Certification Vani Tripathi.
The biggest embodiment of the widespread resistance against greater female participation in political processes is the consistent opposition to women’s reservation bills which have been introduced and failed to pass in 1996, and again in 1998, 1999 and 2002.
Today, I tearfully bid farewell to the great statesman and poet. His poetry will live on as long as the country lives, rather as long as poetry lives in the world. My salute to him, writes Vani Tripathi.