7 Unasked Questions on a Ban

Augustine Veliath India’s Daughter was banned. Let us look at seven unasked questions in this debate. Was banning the film a knee jerk reaction? Are we evading the real question? Is the conversation around women across the country  so damaging? What do we need to do change this conversation? Unasked Question 1 1. Did we get caught in a channel war? One of the channels was supposed to premier this documentary. They had already created…

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Women’s Day– Three Key Words for the Year

By Augustine  Veliath On this International Women’s Day  I have a sense of accomplishment. I was part of an event Elevate 2015 in Mumbai which I believe contributed significantly to the idea of gender equity. We who assembled at the  Club in Juhu in Mumbai came from the creative communities of Indian cinema and television on the one hand  and many experts who deal with the priorities of our times such as health, development and…

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Augustine: Are You Curious about me? Let us know each other

Augustine Veliath is a professional with 42 years’ experience as communication strategist, social mobilizer, writer, publisher and communication trainer. Augustine is also South Asia’s leading voice on fifth quintile listening and harvesting conversations. He has also great track record in mobilizing and working with young people. He has served UNICEF for 23 years as a Communication Specialist, working in the most challenging states of India. He has also served as Media Advisor to the Government of…

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“The Child and The Crib Not the Santa” A Christmas Message from Sharmila Tagore

What kind of Christmas message can your expect from a film personality.  In many ways she represents the best in India. Hailing from the illustrious Tagore family and married to former Indian Cricket Captain, late Nawab Pataudi, this Satyjit Ray find had many insightful things to say about Christmas. She was the heart throb of India in the seventies. She is today  a widely respected film personality and widely liked Ambassador for the cause of children.…

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