File this under “Things that make me happy”: Gulaal in theatres March 13.
Chevalier on the controversy surrounding Mira Nair’s latest project:
Nair’s short film portrays a Muslim woman living in New York who decides to leave her husband and young son because she is in love with a married man. “In April 2008, the UNDP came to us and demanded that we pull Mira Nair’s film or they would withdraw their logo from the project. They said it risked insulting Islam,” French producer Marc Oberon said after a press screening in Rome.”We decided we could not take it out, so they pulled out.”
UNDP spokesman Adam Rogers told Reuters the agency had felt Nair’s work “would get caught up in controversy.””We were afraid it would bring the wrong kind of attention to the cause of promoting gender equality,” Rogers said by phone from Geneva. He said the European Union had also backed out of the project.
Because ignoring an entire section of the population is clearly the right way to go!
South Indian Neo-Nazi “fantasies”: um, I don’t know what to say.
How CNBC learned not to cancel on The Daily Show… especially when they employ a bunch of morons.
WITH 500,000 members in western Gujarat State alone, the SEWA empire also includes two profit-making firms that stitch and embroider women’s clothing. More than 100,000 women are enrolled in the organization’s health and life insurance plans. Its bank has 350,000 depositors and, like most microfinance organizations, a repayment rate as high as 97 percent. Loans range from around $100 to $1,100, with a steep interest rate of 15 percent. “We don’t have a liquidity problem,” its manager, Jayshree Vyas, pointed out merrily. “Women save.”
The weed that brought down the house of Bear Stearns: now we know the most horrible allegation you can bring against a Wall St. banker – “pothead”. How dare you, sir?
Terri has some immortal love words: “Is it in yet?” A boner killer for the ages if I ever heard one.
This story has no purpose really and I don’t know why you should even read it, except it’s possibly the best post ever written on Wonkette and I’ve been giggling about it ever since I read it earlier this week so I thought I’d share. Also.
File this under “Things that make me happy #2”: Kaminey in theatres June 5. Goddamn IPL making me wait for my happy. This is why I no likey da kirkit, people.