Education key to gender equality: Kalki

Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Kalki Koechlin, who has joined hands with the P&G Shiksha programme, says education is the key for gender equality.

“I was never a front bencher. I was very bad at maths. My skills were more on the creative side like arts, creative writing and acting. It’s important we try different skills apart from regular studies,” said Kalki.

A strong supporter of women empowerment and education, especially in rural India, Kalki said: “We have to educate girls, but we also have to educate boys about the fact that girls are equal. It’s important for both boys and girls.”

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Radhika cuts short trip for Anurag Basu

Radhika Apte, who was in the Himalayas, cut short her trip to attend a special screening of “Chokher Bali”, an episode of the TV series “Stories By Rabindranath Tagore”, helmed by Anurag Basu.

Radhika is seen in a very different light in the show as she plays a Bengali character, and it was important to her to get feedback from people. So, she made time for the screening on Thursday and just returned from her trip.

“‘Barfi’ is one of my favourite films and I would have played any character for Anurag Basu. He is one of my favourite directors,” Radhika said.

An ardent traveller, Radhika had gone backpacking in the Himalayas.

After attending the show’s screening here on Thursday, the “Badlapur” and “Hunterrr” actress was glad she cut short her trip.

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When Diljit went on special social media tour

Several stars may be popular on social media, but actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is making his Bollywood debut with “Udta Punjab”, went a step further when he visited the headquarters of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google in the US.

The star, who was in North America earlier this year, went on a special social media tour and visited the hub of some of the most popular social media outlets as well as saw their day-to-day operations.

He toured the facilities, heard the stories behind the brands and connected with the culture that has redefined communication altogether, according to a source close to him.

Diljit began his tour with social media giant Facebook. After an interactive session with the team members behind this innovative social network, he headed to explore the workspace of his favourite networking site Instagram.

Next on the cards was the Twitter headquarters in downtown San Francisco. He enjoyed an interactive question and answer session with the employees of Twitter.

Post Twitter, Diljit’s next destination was YouTube headquarters in San Bruno.

The actor’s social media tour concluded at the Google headquarters in Mountain View.

 

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