Home » Entries posted by Proudly Single

Stories written by Proudly Single
Police bust Bihar’s budding Booze ‘home delivery’ services

Police bust Bihar’s budding Booze ‘home delivery’ services

Patna: Bootlegging is alive and well in spite of the Nithish Kumar Government’s sanctimonious claims that Biharis have meekly accepted teetotaler status. Patna police recently  ‘busted’ two liquor smuggling gangs that used to home-deliver liquor in swish sedans marked with “government” and “police” plates. Now, there are bound to be a few ‘well-heeled’ customers shaking […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

\ \ \ \

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

Mysore’s ‘Body Miyan’ puts corpses to rest!

\

Mysore’s ‘Body Miyan’ puts corpses to rest!

Looking for a true Indian patriot, a real ‘desh-bhakt’? Meet Ayub Ahmed, from Mysore (Mysuru) in Karnataka.  He is  also known as ‘Body Miyan’, and has been voluntarily burying unidentified and unclaimed corpses for the past 19 years. Shifting unidentified and unclaimed bodies is certainly no enviable work, but to do this as an act […]

Architect of Malayalam Blockbusters is no more

\

Architect of Malayalam Blockbusters is no more

Noted Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 69. It was to become an art director that he boarded a train to Chennai in 1968. Seven years later, he made his debut as a director with Ulsavam. In a career that spanned over four decades, he directed blockbuster movies […]

Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

\

Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

Let me tell the unwary visitor one thing, Jamshedpur stinks! All this noise about  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan being taken forward with much zeal across the country!  Well,  two important stretches under Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in the steel city and Adityapur Municipal Council (AMC) in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district stick out like sore thumbs. […]

It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

\

It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

Demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1000  and Rs 500 on 8 November 2016 shook India, disrupting normal behaviour in Indian politics, economy and society. The ‘ruling coalition’ tom-tomed about this  ‘big-bang step to unearth black money’, impair terrorism funding and weed out ‘fake currency’ from the system. The opposition on the other […]

Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

\ \

Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

Bombay (Mumbai): Musicians certainly aren’t losers, but why does cinema depict them as such? That’s a question posed by a music composer. Filmmakers usually show the positive side of sports personalities in biopics, but he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen, famous music composer A R Rahman […]

World Blood Donor Day is Today

\

World Blood Donor Day is Today

Every year, on 14 June, comes World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Every pint of blood donated can save more than 3 lives! So if you began donating blood at […]

‘Controversial who, me?’: Deepa Mehta

\ \

‘Controversial who, me?’: Deepa Mehta

Bombay (Mumbai):  Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she does not get bothered anymore about the ‘controversial director’ tag. “As a filmmaker you don’t think this (controversy) might happen. I have been called a controversial filmmaker and perhaps it is right. But at this point in my life I don’t care about it but earlier on […]

India’s Kashish: the focus of the world’s oldest LGBTQ Festival

\ \ \

India’s Kashish: the focus of the world’s oldest LGBTQ Festival

LONDON — This March 2017, BFI Flare, London, one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals will have a special focus on South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival KASHISH. Festival Director Sridhar Rangayan will be at BFI Flare to talk about contemporary Indian LGBTQ films. “It is an absolute honour that BFI Flare, one of […]

Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

\ \

Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

Bombay (Mumbai): Facing allegations of sexual harassment against its founder Arunubh Kumar, The Viral Fever  admitted that it should have responded in a better manner rather than reacting ’emotionally and too quickly’. (March 17) In its initial statement, the company said the person behind the blog post will be found and given “severe justice”. This […]

Biggest Robbery in History

Biggest Robbery in History

“What does a woman in Wall Street have in common with a woman who has a shop in Brazil? Or in a cane farm in South Africa? Or in a sweatshop in Bangladesh? Chances are that they are all not paid equally by their different employers”  A new UN initiative launched recently calls the women’s […]

Page 1 of 212