My film on Kamala Das won’t be sanitised to cater to mainstream tastes

Asha Prakash| Mar 6, 2017, 00:00 IST   Says Tamil writer Leena Manimekalai, who alleges that director Kamal is more bothered about the commercial demands of the movie than the poet’s soul, which is why she felt the need to go

Times of India Article on Sengadal and Crowd Funding   Small budget filmmakers now woo the masses for money Vivek Narayanan, TNN Mar 19, 2012, 04.39AM IST Tags: Shyam Benegal| Onir| Leena Manimekalai| Himanshu Roy| Bollywood CHENNAI: It was Bollywood that introduced the concept of crowd funding in India, making the

Banned film finds light at IFFI

 Anabelle Colaco, Times of India, 30.11.11 Panaji: For two years, Leena Manimekalai battled the lack of electricity, roads and sanitation, a dearth of funds, an absconding producer, getting arrested or worse, killed, under the constant watchful eye of the Sri Lankan Navy

Language is my first Love. My tryst with it is poetry. Conversation with Lakshmi Krupa, IDIVA, Times of India, Sep 24, 2010

  Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where you were born and brought up, your family, your education, etc.  I am born in a farmers family, deep down south of Tamilnadu, in a village called Maharajapuram at the

Vagina Tamilogues

Brief version Times of India Do you think the works of such women poets have helped widen society’s views on women’s bodies in some way? Do you see more women becoming aware of their bodies and not being ashamed of