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Have you ever seen a Bollywood movie? Tell us what you think. The article about Bollywood and vulgarity on screen got the most comments from our readers this week. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comment of the Week!

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14.11.2015 | 16:52

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Women have been treated unfairly and even cruelly just because they are in a very vulnerable position and cannot fight for their rights. Follow the news about women’s rights in DW and Women Talk Online!

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14.11.2015 | 16:40

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Sex on display! – Is too much vulgarity on screen inciting violence against women in India?

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© Eros International

The Indian Cinema, or Bollywood as most commonly referred to, is gaining popularity worldwide. Bollywood films are watched in almost every country and its silver screen actors have become brand ambassadors the world over; several of them are making their way to Hollywood now. Bollywood music and dances have entertained audiences and catchy songs called ‘item numbers’ have been a part of their movies.

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07.11.2015 | 14:09

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Atrocities on women in India: ‘It’s not just a gender problem.’

Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad on September 13, 2013. (© Getty Images/N. Seelam)

Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad on September 13, 2013. (© Getty Images/N. Seelam)

In the backdrop of the numerous reported cases of rapes, gang rapes and widely visible discrimination against women in India, the German author, artist and social worker Dr. Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar spoke about the India-specific form of such violent acts. Dr. Poggendorf has lived in India since 2003 and travelled extensively through India to understand the basis of such atrocities on women.

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14.07.2015 | 10:28

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The jihadis treatment of their female victims plays an important part in their ambitious radical strategy. Find out more about it here, and read other news about women.

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24.04.2015 | 14:15

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To be or not to be India’s Daughter?

 

First anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013 (Copyright: Reuters)

First anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013 (Copyright: Reuters)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, NDTV, India’s largest English news channel, was due to broadcast British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter. The film is based on the brutal murder and gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, Jyoti Singh also known as Nirbhaya which means ‘The Fearless One’.

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08.03.2015 | 13:26

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(Copyright: picture-alliance/dpa)

In 2012 an Indian student was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a documentary about the case, “India’s Daughter”. But now the Indian government has banned the broadcast of the film. Read also other women’s news that made it to the headlines.

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04.03.2015 | 10:44

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