Search Results for Tag: bollywood
Mental health continues to remain a taboo topic in India despite the high suicide rates in the country. Roma Rajpal-Weiß, WTO Reporter spoke to Dr. Vikram Patel, renowned psychiatrist and the co-founder of NGO Sangath and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about the stigma attached to mental health in India and the measures that can be undertaken to give rich and the poor equal access to mental healthcare.
Date15.05.2015 | 21:31
TagsAIDS, bollywood, Deepika Padukone, depression, HIV, India, mental health, Post partum depression, roma rajpal, Vikram Patel
India’s elite is once again getting excited about a video. This time it is a 2-minute video starring Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and 98 other women including famous names like Director Zoya Akhtar and actress Nimrat Kaur. Padukone’s video ‘My Choice’ is the latest in the series of the Vogue Empower campaign that aims to raise awareness about women’s rights in the country.
Date01.04.2015 | 13:25
From our archives: Swara Bhaskar
Indian actresses are goddesses on screen, the perfect fantasy for millions of Indian males. They're expected to be smart, engage in civil society and are constantly faced with the question of whether they'd reveal their bodies for their roles or not, whether they'd still be the ideal woman of the masses. DW Women Talk Blogger Roma Rajpal spoke with Indian actress Swara Bhaskar.
Date27.08.2014 | 11:45
Zinda Bhaag (which literally means “Escape alive”) is a Pakistani film that has been nominated by Pakistan for the Oscars. It is the first Pakistani film in over fifty years that has been submitted for the “Foreign Language Film Award” category. The film has been written and directed by Farjad Nabi and Meenu Gaur. Beenish Javed spoke to Nabi and Gaur about their film.
Date18.09.2013 | 15:03
TagsBeenish Javed, bollywood, Farjad Nabi, Meenu Gaur, oscars, Pakistani Cinema, Pakistani films, Zinda Bhaag
Indian filmstar Madhuri Dixit is known for her roles portraying strong women who take on the patriarchal society in India. Now, she is playing the lead role in a film called “Gulaab Gang,” a story about a gang of women vigilantes in North India.
Date07.08.2013 | 13:22
As an Indian living in Germany, I try to hold on to as much “Indian-ness” I can possibly get. During one of my efforts to try and stay in tune with India, I went to a Bollywood dance workshop in Cologne. My curiosity grew when I found out that a German woman was conducting the workshop.
Date07.08.2013 | 12:28
Roma Rajpal documents an extraordinary incident that happened to her a couple of months back – a real life event that reinstated her faith in love and the idea that fairy tales can also come true!
Date17.08.2012 | 14:55