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India is more than just us politicians: PM Modi

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India is more than just us politicians: PM Modi

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an appeal to the media to concentrate on the reporting of facts, without fear or favour . He also remarked that there is a surfeit of reports on politics. “I observe, that a lot of the media discourse today revolves around politics. It is only fair that politics be […]

Jharkhand funds 20 local films to boost film-making in State

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Jharkhand funds 20 local films to boost film-making in State

Ranchi:  The Jharkhand government has given its approval for production of 20 films, says a PTI report. The approval was given on the recommendation of members of the technical committee of the Jharkhand Film Development Corporation (JFDC). Of the 20 films approved for production in the state,  four Santhali films, three films each in Nagpuri, […]

Harvey’s woes only just begun?

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Harvey’s woes only just begun?

Los Angeles: The Producers Guild of America banned disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for life today, vowing that sexual harassment would no longer be tolerated within its ranks. New accusations of sexual assault have continued to pour in since investigations in the New York Times and New Yorker three weeks ago exposed the tycoon as […]

Editors Guild slams Rajasthan’s ‘harmful ordinance’

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Editors Guild slams Rajasthan’s ‘harmful ordinance’

The Rajasthan Government’s  ordinance to gag the media is a “pernicious instrument” to harass the media, the Editors Guild said in a statement. Students of media will clearly see how the ‘Authoritarian Theory’ of  Media is being implemented.  The press will need the government’s permission to report on their own inept or corrupt officials, etc. […]

He Changed the world in a Social, Sexual way

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He Changed the world in a Social, Sexual way

Los Angeles, Sep 28: The greatest playboy of them all, and the man who gave millions of  hormone charged guys of all ages lasting memories filled with anticipation, ecstasy, and dread has left us. Hugh Hefner, the founder of the iconic Playboy magazine has died. He was 91. But his spirit lives on. A statement […]

RK Studio violated safety norms, says Fire Brigade

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RK Studio violated safety norms, says Fire Brigade

Bombay (Mumbai), Sep 28 : The Mumbai Municipal Corporation fire department has issued a notice to the owners of the iconic R K Studio here for “violation of safety norms” which, it claims, led to a massive blaze on the premises. The fire detection system in the studio was ‘non-functional’ according to an officer. The […]

Major fire at iconic RK Studio

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Major fire at iconic RK Studio

Bombay (Mumbai): A major fire broke out today on the sets of dance reality show “Super Dancer” at the iconic RK Studio, founded by legendary Raj Kapoor in suburban Chembur, in which its ground floor was gutted, officials said. No casualty was reported. Six fire tenders and five water tankers were rushed to the site […]

Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

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Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

Bombay (Mumbai): Musicians certainly aren’t losers, but why does cinema depict them as such? That’s a question posed by a music composer. Filmmakers usually show the positive side of sports personalities in biopics, but he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen, famous music composer A R Rahman […]

Jharkhand according to Biju and Meghnath

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Jharkhand according to Biju and Meghnath

RETROSPECTIVE Meghnath & Biju Toppo Meghnath and Biju Toppo belong to AKHRA, a group working in the field of culture and communication in Jharkhand. Akhra is a pioneering group that has been making films on the indigenous people’s issues since 1995. They have produced many award winning films which took up burning issues related to […]

Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

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Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

Islamabad, Aug 6: It was a nerve-wracking weekend for Pakistan.  Internet services were disrupted across Pakistan for about 38 hours due to a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable, affecting flight services and other activities. The Internet services were restored across the country on August 6  after the disruption caused by the fault […]

Do women get a poor deal in the film industry?

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Do women get a poor deal in the film industry?

Two ‘women of substance’ expressed similar opinions about the glass ceiling that women face in the world of entertainment. In India, filmmaker Kiran Rao said it is sad that women have been suppressed through generations and it is “shameful” that they have to fight for equal pay even today. The director said women have always […]

When the Sheeran became a Lannister

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When the Sheeran became a Lannister

Did you spot British singer Ed Sheeran in GOT?  After the positive review that Ed Sheeren has got in the Game of Thrones season 7, he is all set to appear in an episode in The Simpson. He will play the role of Brendan as Lisa’s love interest, the dailymail report said. The actor shared […]

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