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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 […]

‘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 […]

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