Child Artist’s Position in Indian Film Industry


The last decade of the twentieth century saw the impact of economic liberalization on Indian cinema. This is best exemplified by the transition from rickety single-screen cinema halls to plush multiplex theatres. This was followed by a further boost in 1998 when the National Democratic Alliance government granted cinema the status of an industry. The nature of film financing changed and the corporate sector stepped into movie-making.


“What I can do, I must do”

It was a cloudy day in May when I entered office at 8.45 in the morning. As usual my colleague had already come in and was in the process of ordering the first tea of the day from a canteen in the next door office. I am an avid tea drinker and have numerous cups during the day. She ordered tea for both of us. But it was not the usual delivery boy. My colleague mentioned after a while that the delivery boy looked a bit too young to be working.




A BBC World Service Trust Programme on bonded labour
Bandhua village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradeshhas an infamous claim to fame. The village name, which literally means bonded in Hindi, owes its origin to the fact that all its residents were bonded labourers about 20 years ago.

Despite being abolished in 1976, bonded labour still exists in India.READ MORE


(written by Krishna, a CRY Mumbai volunteer)
My sole reason to sit among these children is to learn what goes on in their mind. What causes them to grow up so fast and look at this world through those oceanic abyss eyes?

Last Saturday on Anti Child Labour day, I was once again among them. Almost all those faces were newREAD MORE