Monthly Archives: March 2012
Bengali Actress Paoli Dam’s steamy images in Vikram Bhatt’s latest Bollywood production Hate Story may shock you but it illustrate that she is very professional in her job. Nude scenes of Chatrak (Mushroom) directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara, a Sri Lanka based filmmaker, made her enormously popular. But above all, she is a very talented actress.During the filming of certain sex scenes of Hate Story, director of the film Vivek Agnihotri shot with full crew on sets like any other scene. Vivek told media that Paoli is known for her boldness and comes with no inhibition.
Adult film stars are also very professional people.According to insiders, actors don’t feel uncomfortable when they are posing in sexually explicit positions because they make a career of dong this and they understand how to work the camera.Performers get tested every four weeks in the adult industry. It is safer than meeting a person out in the normal world. They use same techniques as that of normal movies like multi cameras. Remember, porn stars are professional actresses, they are not prostitutes.
Top adult entertainment companies are Vivid Entertainment (US), Playboy (US), Frenesi Films (Brazil) and Erostream (Netherlands). Some of the major porn producing nations are Spain, Japan, Russia and Germany. US porn industry alone earned $13.33 billion revenue in 2006. As India does not allow X rated films, illegal moving making involving minor girls is thriving.
Experts say that you are not here (Journalism) to merely make a living or you should believe in mission of journalism. But for many, this profession gives the chance to fulfill their ambition.Recently, chief minister of Bengal and the supremo of Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) announced the names of four candidates including three journalists for Rajy Sabha (House of the People). Yesterday, they filed their nomination in presence of Mamata Banarjee.
During election campaigning for the assembly election in 2010, Kunal Ghosh involved in campaigning for the TMC. He is very close to Mamata.According to insiders, she selected two other journalists to appease minority and Hindi speaking community in Bengal. Kunal is associated with a newspaper and a news channel. In news studio, he is behaving like a TMC leader and splits venom against Communist party of India (Marxist) leaders.
The previous Left Front government controlled or favored some TV channels and newspapers. Aajkal, a Bengali language newspaper dubbed as an unofficial mouthpiece of CPI(M). After TMC led by Mamata Banarjee came to power after 34 years of Left Front rule, Sambad Pratidin another Bengali daily plays the same role.In fact, Media monopoly is a worrying trend in Bengal.Political interests led to further monopolization of private media.
According to International journalists network (Ijnet):
Many U.S. news organizations have policies discouraging journalists from revealing political affiliations outside of work for the sake of safeguarding the organization’s impartiality. For instance, many U.S. newspapers do not allow reporters to voice their opinions publicly, march in demonstrations, volunteer in political campaigns, wear political buttons, or attach bumper stickers to their cars….On the other hand, at many other news organizations around the world, some journalists are essentially advocates for political parties, in many cases hired by a news organization because of their affiliation.
In my opinion, Journalists have every right to promote a certain political view but if they want to make a political carrier, he should or must quit the profession and join politics.
Editorial team of ADITI has selected a Picture of Mala Banarjee, an eminent beautician of Calcutta and converted it to a colorful one (Cover) for the March issue of Aditi, a Bengali language women’s magazine being published from Calcutta with lots of color to highlight the true Holi spirit by our artist Animesh Bera.
Now a days,e-mail interviews are quite popular among journalists.According to experts like Alexandria K. Brown,to take an interview we should remember certain points like:
Choose a topic your readers would like to learn more about and that relates to your area of interest.
Identify an appropriate expert to interview on the topic.
Make your first connection via e-mail or phone.
Once the prospect (Interviewee) says “yes,” construct three to five questions for her to answer. Remember to ask these questions from your readers’ point of view. List them in an e-mail and send them to your expert.
When you get the answers back, you’ll probably need to make some edits to suit your particular readership.
Follow up via e-mail or phone if you need to clear up any points. If for any reason your expert’s answers weren’t on target, rephrase your questions to get the info you need. Also, don’t feel obliged to include every bit of information your interviewee provides. You’re the editor, so you decide what stays and what goes. Keep it focused — that’s your job.
Now, assemble your questions and his/her answers in a neatly organized Question & Answer format. Insert a brief introduction that tells your readers why this person is qualified to answer your questions as an expert.
We decided to interview (read e-mail) Danial Weber,CEO of Sunlust pictures which produce adult films in America for a Bengali magazine,because Indian origin Sunny Leon,the superstar of porno films is the co-partner of the production house based in Hollywood.Karen Malhotra or better known as Sunny Leone is a famous porn star who was born in Sarnia, Ontario to Punjabi Sikh parents from India.I first introduced myself….
I assembled my questions (10 questions) on Indian perspective like How you describe the Adult film industry in America?…Do actors feel uncomfortable when they are posing in sexually explicit positions? …From Karen Malhotra to famous porn star how you see the transformation of Sunny Leon who is also your business partner?….How the Adult movie industry in America cope with AIDS menace?…etc.In India,though people in India ‘enjoy’ X-rated flicks they have absolutely no idea or very little idea about the Adult film industry of America.
In Bengal it seems that nothing has changed. Recently, journalists of Star Ananda and Ananda Bazar Patrika the clearly the market leaders in news, were severely beaten by unruly mob. Most of them were TMC supporters. According to media reports,a young Television journalist was chased, thrown to the ground and thrashed by party sympathizers when he went to Jadavpur in South Calcutta to cover a story . Later, the chief minister of Bengal described it as staged incident. During the 34 years of Left Front rule in Bengal, there were also several attacks on journalists.Scribes were beaten up at Singur and Nandigram when they went there to cover anti forceful land acquisition movement.
In Bengal, media is divided into rival camps. Local media in Bengal particularly those who are not market leaders in news or new entrants in the market try to keep ‘didi’ (Mamata Banarjee) in good humor.Even some senior journalist behave like party spokes person.
According to International News Safety Institute,while covering demonstrations or civil disorder, please remember:
Don’t go alone. Get someone to watch your back if you’re shooting pictures.
As soon as you arrive, spot escape routes and look for landmarks like a tall building or lamppost. It’s easy to get disoriented in a crowd.
Stay on the edge and do not get caught between police and protestors.
Crowds have a life of their own. Stay aware of the prevailing mood.
Alert your editors if the scene turns angry.
Stay away from aggressive people. They may provoke a violent response.
If planning to move, seek advice from people who have just come from the direction you’re heading.
Television crews should travel as light as possible. If experiencing aggression, leave the tripod behind so that you can run fast.
Pic Courtesy: Star Ananda