Our showman in Hollywood

Raj Kapoor has been quietly growing in stature, these days being the best known for his production work on the Oscars Ritu Jha   Raj Kapoor may share a name with the legendary figure of Hindi cinema, but the Hollywood-based creative director and producer would laugh off any comparisons. Kapoor has a long history in Hollywood, […]

More power to the battered

$650,000 raised to fund Maitri, a group helping domestic violence victims in the San Francisco Bay Area Ritu Jha Maitri, a group addressing domestic violence in the South Asian community, raised $650,000 at its 27th annual gala, held March 3 in Palo Alto, California. Last year, it raised $550,000. Attendees at the event which has the optimistic theme, “And […]

Rape Roko – a movement worth supporting

The Indian justice system is remarkably slow when it comes to issues of sexual assault – as point underlined after the rape of an eight-month-old child   Vijaylakshmi Nadar   When Swati Maliwal, the chief of the Delhi Commission of Women (DCW), decided to launch a Rape Roko movement in Delhi on January 31, following the rape of an eight-month-old baby, […]

Rape Roko campaign expands to America

AAP volunteers lead an effort to put an international spotlight on India’s big problem with sexual abuse   Ritu Jha   The highlight the issue of rape and the condition of women in India, US-based volunteers of the Aam Admi Party started a campaign in various US cities to put an international spotlight on these […]