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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 […]

‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

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‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

Bombay (Mumbai): The ‘selective outrage’ theme being spread by the RSS and right wingers has been rightly answered by Veteran actress Shabana Azmi. She stated that she has always raised her voice against hate crime and her outrage over mob lynching is not ‘selective’. The 66-year-old actress took to Twitter to clarify her stance after […]

Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

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Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

London: Actor Sam Beazley, who played Professor Everard in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, has passed away. He was 101. Beazley died in his sleep on June 12, reported The Times. “Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12th June 2017, aged 101. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Funeral on 21st […]

Let’s have Freedom After Speech

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Let’s have Freedom After Speech

Freedom of speech is under attack! Even more so, as somebody said just recently … Freedom of speech is only meaningful if there is freedom after speech. Over the past three years, we have observed carefully how difficult it is becoming to have freedom after speech. Criticize Prime Minister Modi and his moves, question flawed […]

India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

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India’s Raja Harschandra seen in London

London: Raja Harischandra was spotted in the British capital!A rare screening of what is regarded as the first ‘fully Indian’  full-length feature film: Dadasaheb Phalke’s “Raja Harishchandra”, was organised at London’s British Film Institute (BFI), in Southbank. A S Rajan, Minister Co-ordination, Indian High Commission, who was the chief guest at the event, said that […]

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

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Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio’s English shortwave (SW) broadcast for Asia has come to an end, with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years of service. However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether. What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia, is however very much alive online […]

‘Controversial who, me?’: Deepa Mehta

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‘Controversial who, me?’: Deepa Mehta

Bombay (Mumbai):  Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she does not get bothered anymore about the ‘controversial director’ tag. “As a filmmaker you don’t think this (controversy) might happen. I have been called a controversial filmmaker and perhaps it is right. But at this point in my life I don’t care about it but earlier on […]

Watch out: Sheeran is Coming!

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Watch out: Sheeran is Coming!

Watch out: our favorite British troubadour is heading to Westeros! Come July 17, and we’ll try to spot him in GOT! ‘Shape of You’  singer Ed Sheeran will guest star on the upcoming seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed Sunday at a South by Southwest panel […]

Red-faced Tiger authority trains guns on BBC

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Red-faced Tiger authority trains guns on BBC

After a BBC expose on dark doings in the forests of Kaziranga, certain government officials want to hide their embarrassment by calling for the (virtual) expulsion of  on the British Broadcasting Corporation reporter, and a bar on allowing BBC access to ‘protected forests’! It appears that there is a ‘shoot at sight’ policy that allows […]

Prakash Jha rues Film Censors’ narrow outlook

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Prakash Jha rues Film Censors’ narrow outlook

Bombay (Mumbai): Feb 24: Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose production “Lipstick Under My Burkha” has been denied certificate by censor board, says the film industry will keep facing such troubles till the time “a set of people” have the freedom to censor the content. The film, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, was denied certification by Central Board […]

‘Every autobiography is a preemptive strike against a future biographer’

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‘Every autobiography is a preemptive strike against a future biographer’

New Delhi: Biographies are an important part of history, and those who attempt writing them have their work cut out, says historian Ramchandra Guha. Biographers should suppress their own egos in favour of the ‘ego’ of the person they are writing about. Arguing that India is an “inhospitable terrain to write biographies”, historian Ramachandra Guha […]

Premchand: a milestone for Hindi-Urdu literature

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Premchand: a milestone for Hindi-Urdu literature

Munshi Premchand is considered ‘the King of Hindi Novelists’, and the first writer to feature realism in Hindi-Urdu literature. Celebrated author Munshi Premchand changed the course of literature in Hindi and Urdu with his “modern perspective” and simple expressions, according to his grandson Alok Rai. Rai, who was speaking in a session titled, “Hindustani Zindagi […]

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