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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE – Section 93

The following provision of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media. Section 93. When search warrant may be issued (1) (a) Where any Court has reason to believe that a person to whom a summons or order under Section 91 or a requisition under subsection (1) of Section 92 has been, or might […]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 91

The following provisions of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media. Section 91. Summons to produce document or other thing  (1) Whenever any Court or any officer in charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, […]

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Provisions of the Indian Penal Code – part 2

Introduction Indian Penal Code covers almost all the crime happening in the society. It is a piece of British colonial legislation dating from 1860. Now it provides a penal code for the entire country including Jammu and Kashmir, where it was renamed the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). The code could be applied to any offence […]

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Provisions of the Indian Penal Code

Introduction Indian Penal Code covers almost all the crime happening in the society. It is a piece of British colonial legislation dating from 1860. Now it provides a penal code for the entire country including Jammu and Kashmir, where it was renamed the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). The code could be applied to any offence […]

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Defamation Punishment

Punishment: The punishment for the criminal offence of defamation, as prescribed by the IPC are: Section 500. Punishment for defamation reads: Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both. Section 501. Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory […]

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KARL MARX AND SOCIALISM

Karl Marx, founder of scientific socialism, industrial revolution and democratic movements stimulated the study of social and economic history. In 1848, Engels and Marx issued the communist manifesto. In 1867, he published his first volume of his great work of political economy, ‘Das Kapital’. In this work, he explained the doctrines of socialism. The fundamental […]

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J.S.MILL – ROMANTIC IDEALISM

In Germany romantic idealism was popular. In England and France before it was enlightenment, romantic idealism was against enlightenment. Rousseau, the French philosopher was the founder of Romantic idealism. Its idea was to give freedom to individuals, innocence of primitive man. Rousseau believed that tyranny and wickedness were associated with advanced in civilizations. Rousseau’s slogan […]

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EDWARD GIBBON: ENLIGHTENMENT

Enlightenment was the climax of intellectual revolution which begun in England in 17th century and gained strength in France in 18th century. Opposition to religion and theology and sought secularism in every realm of life and thought. Enlightenment is based on reason. “Reason is the only guide to wisdom”. The real founders of wisdom were […]

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Media Law in India

The history of media law could be traced to the British rule in India. Most of the law framed during that time was obviously to control the press as press was used as a powerful medium by the freedom fighters and also the print media of those days voluntarily took part in the freedom struggle. […]

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The three acts – Screenplay

ACT I IS THE SET-UP One page of screenplay is approximately one minute of screen time. Act I, the beginning, is a unit of dramatic action that is approximately twenty or thirty pages long and is held together with the dramatic context known as the Set- Up. Context is the space that holds something in […]

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