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A still from Court featuring Vira Sathidar

Actor and Ambedkar activist Vira Sathidar passes away at 62 due to COVID-19 complications

The actor, who was in his early sixties, was earlier admitted to a city hospital after he contracted the coronavirus

Published on 14th April 2021
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Filmmaker John McCrite documents activist Aparna Rajawat’s Pink Belt Mission  

The film was premiered at the Jaipur International Film Festival and won two awards at the event

Published on 20th January 2021
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Noted Malayalam poet-activist Sugathakumari passes away 

Noted poet, writer and environmentalist Sugathakumari passed away here on Wednesday due to COVID-19 related complications. She was 86.

Published on 23rd December 2020
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'Appreciate Akshay ji for doing such a strong film': Transgender activist Laxmi Tripathi

Activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, who has watched the horror-comedy Laxmii starring Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, says the film represents the transgender community very respectfully.

Published on 10th November 2020
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Is Amazon spying on EU politicians and activists? Lawmakers ask Jeff Bezos

The open letter comes days after Amazon deleted two job postings for "intelligence analysis" which unions saw as 'threats'

Published on 8th October 2020

Kangana Ranaut's tweet tirade: Mumbai activist files police complaint

The development comes a day after a huge row erupted in the state after Kangana Ranaut's comments which were viewed as "denigrating" the Mumbai Police in particular and the state in general.

Published on 5th September 2020
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Veteran Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86

Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of Canada medicare founder Tommy Douglas, died Sunday. She was 86.

Published on 6th April 2020
Georgina Rowlands and Anna Hart (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)

Art against tech: Dazzle Club artists raise a fight against use of facial recognition systems 

Georgina Rowlands and Anna Hart are two of the four founders of the Dazzle Club, a group of artists set up last year to provoke discussion about the growing use of facial recognition technology.

Published on 9th March 2020
Feminist activists demonstrate in Paris (AFP/Lucas BARIOULET)

Activist cry, 'Shame!' Walkouts & protests as Roman Polanski wins best director at French Oscars

Roman Polanski won best director for An Officer and a Spy at a fractious ceremony for the French Oscars, the Cesars, that ended in walkouts and recrimination in Paris early Saturday.

Published on 29th February 2020
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Author JK Rowling faces widespread criticism from activists over transgender comments

JK Rowling is facing criticism from the transgender community after tweeting support for a researcher who lost her job for stating that people cannot change their biological sex.

Published on 20th December 2019
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is youngest-ever TIME 'person of the year'

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time's 'Person of the Year' Wednesday, becoming at age 16 the youngest person to whom the US magazine has given the title.

Published on 11th December 2019
Playback singer and activist Chinmayi Sripada

Engage in conversation with popular playback singer and activist Chinmayi Sripada

Hosted by Marghazhi, this edition of Meet the Artist features playback singer and activist Chinmayi Sripada

Published on 14th November 2019
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Rachel Weisz all set to essay Elizabeth Taylor's journey from actress to activist

Rachel Weisz is set to star as Elizabeth Taylor in A Special Relationship, exploring Taylor's journey from actress to activist.

Published on 29th October 2019

Let's talk about mental health with author, activist and TEDx speaker, Sangeetha Param

Engage in an evening of open conversation around mental health led by author, activist and TEDx speaker, Sangeetha Param.

Published on 24th October 2019
Payal Jangid at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards in New York (Photo: IANS)

Payal Jangid, 17-year-old activist from Rajasthan, is first Indian to win Changemaker Award

Rajasthan-based activist Payal Jangid, 17, has been honoured with the prestigious Changemaker Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards in New York.

Published on 11th October 2019

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