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Thank you #ESPNBody for the cover! pictwittercom/M3e3thYfoR — Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) 27 June 2017 Serena says in the magazine that her “heart dropped” when she learnt of it “It just doesn’t seem real I don’t know why Am I having a baby” Williams is quoted as saying “I don’t know what to do with a baby… I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room” Williams had earlier hit back at John McEnroe after the latter had said that she would probably have ranked 700th if she was on the Men’s tour Check out my Vanity Fair Cover Question- what do u guys think boy or girl I’m waiting to find out but would love to hear your thoughts pictwittercom/Nnq4VKCu8N — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) 27 June 2017 “Dear John I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based” she wrote “I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby Good day sir” Williams has won the most Grand Slams titles in the Open era Her number is five more than Roger Federer who has won the most in the men’s game She is one short of matching Margaret Court’s record of 24 titles She was expected to challenge for the record this year but said that she would be taking the rest of 2017 off due to the pregnancy For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Pankaj Butalia | Updated: October 25 2014 1:01 am The CBFC and its sister organisation the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) act with an arrogance that has no sanction in law Related News Two individuals stand at opposite ends of the film-censorship spectrum in India: One a Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj who made Haider and the other a young documentary filmmaker Shubhradeep Chakravorty who made En Dino Muzaffarnagar a documentary on last year’s riots Bhardwaj who agreed to 41 cuts was able to state in his film that the Indian army was responsible for the disappearance of Kashmiri men in 1995 blew up homes at will tortured people in the most brutal way and let loose a counter-terrorism force that played havoc with Kashmiri society He was also able to incorporate in his film another holy cow of a censorious society: incest This is a major step forward for free speech Unfortunately the benefits of the censor board’s “largesse” do not percolate down to “lesser” filmmakers like Chakravorty who could not get permission to screen his film The lame excuse was that he had shown a specific political party to be responsible for the riots and that a particular caste had also been mentioned A depressed Chakravorty died due to a brain haemorrhage soon after At about the same time that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was sanctioning Bhardwaj’s film my documentary The Textures of Loss on depression in Kashmir was rejected because it had the line: “ the paramilitary forces reacted with disproportionate violence” The CBFC and its sister organisation the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) act with an arrogance that has no sanction in law At the heart of this arrogance is the misconception that cinema lies outside the pale of freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution It is widely believed including by the filmmaking fraternity that the act from which film censorship in India derives its powers overrides free speech But the grounds on which a film may be refused sanction for public exhibition have been clearly specified These grounds are precisely the “reasonable restrictions” on free speech listed in the Constitution No more Nowhere is there any mention of why film needs to be treated differently from other media The only difference is that a film is vetted before it enters the public domain as opposed to other media where action is taken ex-post There is no dearth of Supreme Court judgments which have held that reasonable restrictions have to be put to test and enforced minimally In Ramesh vs Union of India the SC observed that “that the effect of the words must be judged from the standards of reasonable strong-minded firm and courageous men and not those of weak and vacillating minds nor of those who scent danger in every hostile point of view” Yet small-time officials in the CBFC and FCAT feel emboldened to object to a film on absurdly subjective grounds and a desire to please their masters The biggest victims of such arbitrariness are documentary filmmakers whose work is often overtly political Even the most carefully crafted work can come to naught if an official of the censor board does not have the sensibility to understand nuances of image and language This affects not only the right to free speech but also the right to practise a trade/ craft Minor officials routinely send out circulars widening the list of “sensitive areas” which need to be “censored” With each list sent out the censoring official acts with even more alacrity It is not unlike a gleeful Yossarian in Catch 22 who decided one day that he would remove everything in the letters he was supposed to censor except an “a” “an” or “the” Our SC has been very clear on this In Indian Express Newspapers vs Union Of India Justice E Venkataramiah observed : “There could not be any kind of restriction on the freedom of speech and expression other than those mentioned in Article 19 (2) and it is clear that there could not be any interference with that freedom in the name of public interest” Importantly it needs to be recognised that censorship is an oxymoron in today’s world Given the reach of television and the internet neither of which can be censored it seems absurd to single out cinema for this treatment Chakravorty’s documentary was stopped by the same paranoia that Rakesh Sharma’s film on the Gujarat riots was a victim of a decade before The censors felt that communal harmony could be disturbed In fact the films are about the disturbing of communal harmony Both films have since been screened extensively in the country and abroad Not one riot has followed These are fears only in the heads of those who control thought In fact it is the extensive screening of such films that is required not their banning Any control that has to be exercised must be on those who cause the riots and not on those who expose them The writer is a Delhi-based filmmaker [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 18 2016 6:16 pm Parineeti Chopra hopes to learn how to perform on stage from her cousin and actor Priyanka Chopra Related News Actor Parineeti Chopra hopes to learn how to perform on stage from her cousin and actor Priyanka Chopra Parineeti says she will be glad if she can imbibe even 10 per cent of Priyanka’s style into her performance While she said she is nervous to give a tribute to Priyanka on stage she chose to keep all the other details about her performance a secret Parineeti posted: “Never been so nervous in my life Giving a tribute to my sister and the best stage performer Can’t even try and match up to her Hope I can do even 10 per cent of what she has done all these years on stage PC junior tributes PC senior” Check Parineeti Chopra’s tweets here: Never been so nervous in my life Giving a tribute to my sister and the best stage performer cant even try and match upto her!! 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