Author Archives: SWA Editor

DUNKIRK

DUNKIRK “A MASTERCLASS IN FILMMAKING!”      Written & Directed by: Christopher Nolan Written and directed by acclaimed British-American filmmaker Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk paints a vivid account of one of Britain’s most celebrated historical events. Set in the year 1940, … Continue reading

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Lipstick Under My Burkha

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA “Four females, their fantasies & womankind’s freedom”                         Story, Screenplay & Direction: Alankrita Srivastava Additional Screenplay: Suhani Kanwar Dialogues: Gazal Dhaliwal One-Liner: Set in the crowded lanes of Bhopal, four women from … Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Patriarchy!

Lights! Camera! Patriarchy! Population First celebrates the 12th Anniversary of Laadli with Screenwriters Association – June 9, 2017 The Laadli Day anniversary event was organised by Population First and Screenwriters Association at SWA premises in Andheri West, with an audience consisting … Continue reading

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  Bollywood has bidden adieu to one of its most charismatic – and maverick – actors. Vinod Khanna passed away on the morning of the 27th April. He was said to have been suffering from bladder cancer, although this has … Continue reading

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संध्या रियाज़ की तीन कवितायें।

अम्मा अम्मा के जाने के बाद उनकी पेटी से एक थैला मिला है जिसमे मेरे बचपन का रेला मिला है   एक चरखी एक लट्टू एक गुडिया मैली सी एक नाव आड़ी टेडी लहरों में फैली सी एक किताब जिसमे … Continue reading

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Shri Javed Akhtar is the new Chairman of revamped IPRS

“A new chapter has started!” – Javed Akhtar Mumbai, April 6th, 2017: Fresh elections were held after more than a decade in the revamped IPRS, in which both the authors (music composers and lyricists) and publishers (music labels) participated. These elections … Continue reading

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Women On Television

For years we have been lamenting rhetorically about the quality of writing on Indian television. Our most painful grouse has been about the way women and gender-equations have been portrayed on the TV screen. Our TV serials and soaps have … Continue reading

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Screenwriting Workshop by Anjum Rajabali witnesses tremendous participation!

~ The five-day workshop organised in association with Screenwriters Association India saw a huge participation and witnessed the presence of renowned screenwriters from the film industry~ Mumbai, 09 March 2017: Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Media Arts institute, conducted … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…

And so the Oscar frenzy slowly fades away for another year, although the 2017 awards will perhaps best be remembered for the near scandal unwittingly caused by Warren Beatty when he announced the wrong winner for ‘Best Movie.’ The Oscar’s … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace Shri Raajesh Johri

Accomplished lyricist Shri Raajesh Johri passed away on Wednesday, March 1st,  2017. He was 63. Johri had come to Mumbai as a 20-year-old from Uttar Pradesh in 1950s. Today, most of us are familiar with his work from the 1990s, both … Continue reading

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