SATYAGRAHA

  • After sitin, now a 'sleepin' protest by an MLA over water demand July 22, 2014

    This is not a sitin protest political activists or their leaders resort to. Taking the 'satyagraha' mantra a bit further, a Bihar MLA now launches a 'sleepin' within the precincts of the state Assembly on a serious issue. Demanding water be discharged within the canal system in his area and drought...
  • Watch: Jaitley sitting on 'satyagraha' in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Arun Jaitley is amongst the senior BJP leaders who are protesting against Election Commission in Varanasi for denying Narendra Modi the permission to hold a rally in the temple town. ...
  • Nitish holds 'Satyagraha', calls special status a prestige issue March 2, 2014

    Seeking to make political capital out of the special status demand for Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a five-hour-long 'Satyagraha' and urged the people to fight to their last as it was an issue of dignity and prestige. "We have been discriminated by...
  • Bihar shutdown a daylong Satyagraha: Nitish February 27, 2014

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said his call for a shutdown in Bihar March 2 is in line with Mahatma Gandhi's ideology, adding that it will be a daylong 'Satyagraha' to protest the denial of special category status to his state. "Our call for bandh is a daylong Satyagraha in...
  • Bangladesh opposition adopts Gandhian way for nonstop protest December 29, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's main opposition party BNP on Sunday announced that it would stage nonstop sitin protests like Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha across the country until the general election scheduled for January 5 was not scrapped. The announcement came hours after police prevented opposition leader Khaleda Zia from leaving her house here to...
  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Marathi actor Vinay Apte, known for his roles in movies like 'Jogwa', 'Satyagraha' and 'Aarakshan', died at a city hospital today at the age of 62. "Mr Vinay Apte was admitted to the hospital yesterday at 8.24 pm. He died today at 5.45 pm. The cause of his...
  • Nelson Mandela Global statesman and peace icon December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the muchdespised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the firstever elected black president of...
  • German ambassador visits Sabarmati Ashram, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi November 15, 2013

    German envoy to India, Michael Steiner, on Friday visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and said that Mahatma Gandhi's unparalleled struggle for nonviolence remains an inspiration for all. The senior diplomat is on a threeday visit to Gujarat, after Germany and other European Union states ended their boycott of Chief Minister...
  • Ajay Devgn: I have vowed that I will not do any vulgar movies October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn is a true family man. A father of two, he says his children love comedy films, and he won't take up 'vulgar' movies as he feels they are not fit for family viewing. "My kids love comedy films. But I cannot always do comedy films and I...
  • Bhootnath 2: Will Amitabh be second time lucky for the franchise? October 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting for movie 'Bhootnath 2', a sequel to 2008 movie 'Bhootnath', Wednesday. The 70yearold, who was last seen in 'Satyagraha' will reprise his role as a friendly ghost in the movie. The actor shared the update via microblogging site Twitter. "Another new film 'Bhootnath 2' starts tomorrow...
  • Imbibe Bapu's teachings: President's message on Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked countrymen to imbibe and follow the teachings of the Father of the Nation so that his values are immortalised. "Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion for us to reflect on the life and contribution of the Father of our Nation. This is a day to rededicate...
  • Jharkhand Mukti Vahini to hold Jal Satyagraha against displacement September 30, 2013

    Activists of a NGO "Jharkhand Mukti Vahini" (JMV), an organization spearheading movement against displacement, has, staged daylong "Jal Satyagraha" in Dimna lake, on the outskirts of the steel city, in support of their demand for proper rehabilitation and compensation to the affected families, on Monday. Over 100 activists of JMV staged...
  • Anna Hazare to launch fast for Lokpal Bill during winter session September 13, 2013

    Ahmednagar: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said he will start a 'satyagraha' in New Delhi on the first day of winter session, for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament. The Prime Minister had assured to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the last monsoon session. But the central...
  • Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, let's party all night long! September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindi film industry has a fascination for the song 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram'. The song has been used in even those films which were not based on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. Once the song fetched the makers of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' some problems...
  • Amitabh Bachchan presented with Global Diversity Award September 12, 2013

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain's House of Commons here. Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP presented the ornately sculpted glass Award to the 71-year-old actor describing him as 'a Bollywood icon...
  • Post 'Satyagraha', Amrita Rao looking for challenging roles September 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Amrita Rao, who is happy with the success of her latest film 'Satyagraha', says she wants to choose better and challenging films now. Earlier, Amrita played the girl-next-door in films like 'Ishq Vishq' and 'Main Hoon Na'. She essayed the role of a school teacher in Prakash Jha's recent...
  • Want to make a film on current police-society relation: Jha September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: One of the main ingredients of a Prakash Jha film is its topical element and the director now wants to bring on the silver screen the relationship of the police and society today. Almost all of Jha's films be it 'Mrityudand', 'Gangaajal','Apaharan' and latest 'Satyagraha'- have been connected...
  • Kareena open to do intimate scenes if script demands September 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says that marriage has not changed her perception towards roles in films and she is open to do intimate scenes if the script demands. "Marriage has nothing to do with the kind of roles or such things... I fail to understand why people associate love or...
  • Saif is liberal, not possessive: Kareena Kapoor September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Off-screen or on-screen, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan make for one of Bollywood's most romantic couples. But whether she romances other actors in films or sizzles in saucy item numbers, Kareena says she makes sure she never gives her 'liberal' husband a chance to be 'possessive'. "Saif is a...
  • Post film releases, Arjun Rampal plans family vacation September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Arjun Rampal has had a busy year with three film releases - 'Inkaar', 'D-Day' and 'Satyagraha'. Now he has plans to take a well-deserved family vacation. Arjun, who is married to model Mehr Jesia and has two daughter Mahikaa, 11 and Myra, 7, has been appreciated for his...
  • India needs a modern Gandhi, feels Prakash Jha September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha feels that India badly needs a modern Gandhi today in view of the prevailing corruption in every section of the society. In his latest outing, 'Satyagraha', Jha focuses on the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system. It is the story of a...
  • Khandwa: Unmoved by police crackdown, protesters continue to observe 'Jal Satyagraha' September 4, 2013

    Despite a police crackdown, a "jal satyagraha" by those affected by the Indira Sagar Project (ISP) entered the second day on Tuesday as 163 protesters were arrested from Mel Pipaliya village in Dewas district and another 200 were arrested from Bichhola village in Harda district. In a press release issued in...
  • 'Satyagraha' team to engage youngsters in a discussion September 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Prakash Jha and the cast of his latest release 'Satyagraha' have been invited to take part in a discussion with college students in Pune. The filmmaker hopes to get the pulse of the youth on the country's current state. Jha, along with Arjun Rampal and Ajay Devgn, will visit Symbiosis...
  • 'Satyagraha' collects Rs 39.12 crore in the opening weekend September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha' has collected Rs. 39.12 crore within three days of its release on Aug 30. The socio-political thriller is likely to retain its presence on the screens despite two biggies - 'Zanjeer' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance', releasing Friday. Made at a reported budget of Rs. 50 crore,...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: Money is the most important factor for me September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee, who has been acting for almost two decades, says that filmmakers should stop tempting him with good roles as now it's money that matters to him the most. "At this point of time, money is the most important factor for me. I am at a stage today where...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Satyagraha' and 'We're The Millers' September 1, 2013

    This week CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviewed Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn starrer 'Satyagraha', and 'We're The Millers'. He also spoke to actress Parineeti Chopra. ...
  • Satyagraha: 10 well timed dialogues in Prakash Jha's film August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prakash Jha is known as a filmmaker who gives too much emphasise on the rightful use of the language. Though standard Hindi has already been replaced by its popular form in Bollywood but there are veterans who still mouth heavily loaded dialogues with ease and confidence. Amitabh Bachchan,...
  • 'Satyagraha' opens with a bang, collects Rs 11.21 cr on day 1 August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Thanks to the huge publicity drive, 'Satyagraha' opens to packed houses. In fact, it has become the biggest opener of Prakash Jha's career. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay devgn, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee in important roles. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "#Satyagraha grew steadfastly...
  • 'Satyagraha' movie review: Well-intentioned drama turned into a plodding sermon August 30, 2013

    Director: Prakash Jha Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal With Satyagraha director Prakash Jha once again raids the headlines, this time turning his gaze on the growing public resentment towards the deep-rooted corruption in the system. Jha borrows liberally from real events and the lives of real...
  • Need to bridge the gap between rich and poor: Ajay Devgn August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: National award-winning actor Ajay Devgn feels that our country is divided into the 'haves' and 'have-nots' and the gap between the two is rising with each passing day. "There are two Indias - haves and have-nots. The country is divided into these two and the gap is widening every...