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May 21, 2012

Olympics-Grappling with gender bias, Geeta heads to London

PATIALA, May 21 (Reuters) – As Geeta Phogat completes her
sprint at a sprawling sports campus in Punjab state, one of her
coaches nods approvingly at her stopwatch, another rushes to
check her pulse, and a third ushers her toward the gym for a
bout of wrestling.

Such attention and encouragement is routine for a top
athlete, but it is unusual for women from Geeta’s village in the
northern Indian state of Haryana.

May 21, 2012
May 21, 2012

Grappling with gender bias, London beckons Geeta

BALALI/PATIALA (Reuters) – As Geeta Phogat completes her sprint at a sprawling sports campus in Punjab, one of her coaches nods approvingly at her stopwatch, another rushes to check her pulse, and a third ushers her toward the gym for a bout of wrestling.

Such attention and encouragement is routine for a top athlete, but it is unusual for women from Geeta’s village in Haryana.

May 21, 2012

Olympics-Grappling with gender bias, London beckons Geeta

BALALI/PATIALA, May 21 (Reuters) – As Geeta Phogat completes
her sprint at a sprawling sports campus in Punjab state, one of
her coaches nods approvingly at her stopwatch, another rushes to
check her pulse, and a third ushers her toward the gym for a
bout of wrestling.

Such attention and encouragement is routine for a top
athlete, but it is unusual for women from Geeta’s village in the
northern Indian state of Haryana.

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Fatso: Insipid slice of modern life

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The modern Indian youth has it easy. Very easy. They party, they romance, and they make marriage plans without ever having to worry about their careers and how they would pay their bills. Or at least this is the version Bollywood has been trying to shove down our throats since “Dil Chahta Hai“.

Rajat Kapoor’s “Fatso” is no different. Nandini (Gul Panag) and Naveen (Purab Kohli) are an urban, handsome, young couple. They are also very modern. Their modernity is depicted through public displays of affection, sex before marriage and English dialogue.

May 3, 2012
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