Mard

  • Amitabh Bachchan praises Farhan Akhtar's new song on women's rights 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has joined the list of admirers of actor Farhan Akhtar's latest song championing women empowerment. Farhan has collaborated with music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman on the single 'Chulein Aasman' for his social campaign MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), launched in 2013. The song speaks about the importance...
  • Watch: Farhan Akhtar's touching composition 'Chulein aasman' talks about women empowerment 5 days ago

    An initiative of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), 'Chulein Aasman' is a song about female emancipation, a song about freeing women from the roles that they have been coerced into playing for centuries. Written by Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Pandit, the song has been composed by Salim and Sulaiman...
  • Google India launches new campaign to help women get online 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Search giant Google on Tuesday launched a new social campaign in association with Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar's initiative MARD, to increase internet literacy among women in the country. Google India had first time launched a 'digital literacy' initiative campaign called 'Helping Women Get Online' (HWGO) in collaboration with Intel, HUL...
  • Three policemen surrender in doctor attack case, doctors to withdraw strike January 3, 2014

    Maharashtra government on Friday informed the Bombay High Court that three policemen involved in an attack on a doctor in Solapur have surrendered, even as the state association of resident doctors in Mumbai said that it will soon withdraw its indefinite strike over the assault. Nearly 4,000 resident doctors in Maharashtra...
  • Watch: Yuvraj Singh joins Farhan Akhtar's initiative 'MARD' September 19, 2013

    After master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, another cricketer, Yuvraj Singh has joined hands with Farhan Akhtar for his social initiative, MARD - Men Against Rape and Discrimination. Javed Akhtar had penned a poem for MARD in Hindi that's been translated to Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Punjabi. Yuvraj has narrated the Punjabi...
  • If women feel unsafe, we shouldn't call ourselves 'mard': Narendra Modi August 30, 2013

    Chota Udepur: Saying that protection of "mothers and sisters" was a big issue before the Indian society, Gujarat Chief Minister on Friday said in Chota Udepur that if women were feeling insecure, the Indian men had no right to call themselves "mard" (manly). "In the country of Sita and Savitris....protection of mothers and...
  • Fast track courts need to speed up: Farhan Akhtar August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign earlier this year, believes that the concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name, thereby granting speedy justice to victims of rape. He also believes it can result in a serious difference to rising number...
  • Sachin to recite a Marathi poem in support of Farhan's MARD campaign June 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Master cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has lent his support for actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar's 'Men Against Rape and Discrimination' (MARD) campaign. As a part of this, Sachin will soon record a Marathi translation of a poem written by Javed Akthar at music directors ShankarEhsaanLoy's studio. "Sachin is one of the biggest...
  • Mahesh Babu joins Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign May 6, 2013

    Super star Mahesh Babu has joined Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign (Men Against Rape and Discrimination). The MARD campaign was started recently by Farhan Akthar, to spread awareness about gender inequality and against the atrocities on women. Veteran lyricist Javed Akthar, father of Farhan Akhtar, has penned down a poem to promote...
  • Snapshot: Sunil Gavaskar, Ajay Jadeja sport mustaches for Farhan April 25, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan did it. And now, even former cricketers Ajay Jadeja and Sunil Gavaskar have joined in to support actor Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign. The two cricketers were seen sporting handlebar mustache along with anchor Samir Kochar during MumbaiKolkata match of IPL. Akhtar has vowed to spread awareness about...
  • Snapshot: Shah Rukh Khan sports a handlebar mustache for MARD campaign April 17, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan will be seen sporting a handlebar mustache for Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign. Akhtar has tied up with IPL to promote a cause. Akhtar would be distributing 70, 000 mustaches in one of the biggest matches between Shahrukh Khan's team Kolkatta Knight Riders and Priety Zinta's Kings...
  • What is Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign? April 16, 2013

    Farhan Akhtar has tied up with IPL in a big way. No he is not promoting a film but a cause close to his heart, MARD. Come April 26, Akhtar would be distributing 70, 000 mustaches in one of the biggest matches between Shahrukh Khan's team Kolkatta Knight Riders and...
  • Happy b'day Big B: Thank you for the memories October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: There are certain people who should be treated with respect, always. The traditional Indian society keeps a check on its youngsters whether or not they are paying proper respect to people such as Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan. The kind of respect these people enjoy is...
  • Dara Singh: A list of his most memorable films July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh, died at his home in Mumbai on Thursday morning. He was 84. He was rushed to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital last week after a cardiac problem. He had been in a critical condition since then. Two days later, he was...
  • Manmohan Desai introduced vanity vans in B'wood April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is back to work at the studios after recovering from his abdominal surgery, says vanity vans, which are a common possession these days, were the luxury of a privileged few earlier. The 69yearold actor said that filmmaker Manmohan Desai had introduced the concept of...
  • Big B hopes peace returns in Egypt January 29, 2011

    New Delhi: As the antigovernment protests rage on in Egypt, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan reminisces about his stay in the beautiful country of pyramids and hopes it "all comes to an end soon and in peace". "I see incredible scenes of violence and disruption on television about what is happening in...
  • Talks between Maharashtra, resident docs fail July 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Doctor services across Maharashtra have been hit as an indefinite strike by the resident doctors entered its second day. Hospital administrations tried to run emergency services, but many patients had to be still turned away due to lack of manpower. Arjun Wamble, whose relative is in urgent need of care,...
  • Resident doctor's strike enters third day July 9, 2009

    Mumbai: Resident doctors across Maharashtra, barring those from Nagpur Medical college, continued their indefinite strike for the third day on Thursday despite government assurances to resolve their grievances. "The strike will continue till our demands are met, especially on increase of stipend at par with the Central Residency Scheme, which is...
  • 4,500 doctors go on indefinite strike in Maharashtra July 8, 2009

    Mumbai: Over 4500 doctors of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) are on an indefinite strike since Tuesday night. They are demanding medical insurance and better working hours. Also, that their pay scales be at par with doctors in Delhi. Resident doctors from 13 Government Hospitals and four Municipal...