Thursday, November 18, 2010

mumbai: Public Debate: "Bollywood hide-and-seek: privacy, disclosure and the media" Wednesday 24 November, Landmark bookshop, Mumbai

nov 19th, 2010

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From: Claire Fox

Dear Colleague


I thought you would be interested in hearing about a discussion we are holding on Wednesday 24 November 2010 19:00-20:30 at Landmark, Mumbai called Bollywood hide-and-seek: privacy, disclosure and the media


How should the media balance the public interest with the privacy of individuals, whether they are ordinary citizens or public figures? Are celebrities fair game?


 Speakers: Helen Birtwistle resources and communications manager, Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition; Soutik Biswas, India editor, BBC News; Dolan Cummings, associate fellow, Institute of Ideas; editor, Culture Wars; Shishir Joshi, journalist; co-founder, Journalism Mentor; Mayank Shekhar, national cultural editor, Hindustan Times and Kevin Toolis, director and co-founder, manyriversfilm; director, Emmy-nominated Cult of the Suicide Bomber; author, Rebel Hearts: journeys within the IRA's soul ; Meeta Vashisht Indian film, television and theatre actress; screenwriter; director; social activist


Chair: Claire Fox, director, Institute of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze


This Battle Satellite event is organised by the Institute of Ideas in partnership with Landmark Books.


Battle Satellites are public discussions in which the audience is fully involved: not lectures or seminars; but conversations. The panel begins the discussion with opening remarks, then the audience joins in with comments and challenges as well as questions. The intellectual pressure is on speakers and audiences alike to understand the issues in question.


Bollywood hide-and-seek: privacy, disclosure and the media will be held at Landmark, Lower Level, Palladium High Street Phoenix Lower Parel, Mumbai, India. Time: 19:00-20:30. Tickets: free, email for more information. The discussion will be in English.


For more information and tickets, please do visit our website:


This discussion takes place in the aftermath of the Institute of Ideas' sixth, annual two-day Battle of Ideas Festival. With over 70 Sessions, 350 influential and high-profile speakers, and over 2,000 attendees covering a wide range of discussions on politics, scientific evidence, international affairs, culture, health and education, the Battle of Ideas aims to foster lively and thought-provoking debate on ideas shaping today's society. Our satellite events, which include Bollywood hide-and-seek take place all over the UK, and internationally.


For a full list of speakers and sessions across the whole programme, alongside specially commissioned Battles in Print essays and recordings of the debates, please visit:


If you know anyone who would be interested in this event, please do forward this email on to friends and colleagues.


We look forward to seeing you there,


Best wishes,


Claire Fox


Director, Institute of Ideas

Academy of Ideas

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Inferno said...

This may help Obummer re-election:
After recording a loss of 700,000 jobs this year, the country should add 1.2 million jobs in 2011 and 2 million in 2012

Inferno said...

Iran is no friend. Have no delusions. Join Israel in breaking it into pieces.

Upset over persistently critical statements by Iran on Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday summoned its acting Ambassador, telling him that such remarks impinged on the country’s territorial integrity.