GAUTAM BENEGAL

Gautam

Artist, cartoonist, author, award winning film maker, vituperative critic of bad policy

Blog Posts by GAUTAM BENEGAL

Go back to ancient sciences, but show the country blueprints of how it is going to be done 
April 25, 2016

IITs have been asked to teach Sanskrit language for facilitating study of science and technology as reflected in its literature,… Read Full Article


Mixed feelings on the India’s Daughter ban
March 9, 2016

I have mixed feelings about the ban on the documentary India’s Daughter. The lay TV viewer – and we are… Read Full Article


Writers returning awards and others resigning in protest, does not help their cause
October 11, 2015

I am a National Award winner. Two of them, in fact, for an animation film I made in 2009. They… Read Full Article


What Ails Us? 
October 8, 2015

When Rabindranath Tagore returned his knighthood after the Jalianwalabagh massacre he was protesting against both the British colonial government and… Read Full Article


Noise and Us 
September 27, 2015

In India, public religiosity does not recognize the rights of the individual. Those who practice public religiosity, no matter what… Read Full Article


Let’s not complain. Think pojitib
June 30, 2015

Previously the DAVP (Directorate of Advertising and Visual Promotion) an arm of the I & B Ministry used to handle… Read Full Article


No More Common Man
May 22, 2015

If media is all about celebrities and high profile leaders, about lionizing them, and highlighting their daily trivialities, then it… Read Full Article


Either you are privileged or you are toast 
May 6, 2015

“As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods. They kill us for their sport.” King Lear: Act 4,… Read Full Article


The decision to ban takes a major right away from citizens – freedom of choice 
March 3, 2015

Beef, not just cow, but buffalo too, has been banned in Maharashtra. I don’t think its going to stop here…. Read Full Article


India is now in the hands of religious opinionated nuts
January 5, 2014

Premarital sex is “immoral” and against the “tenets of every religion”, a Delhi court has said. India is now in… Read Full Article