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Telling the story of the birth of a nation is never easy: Shyam Benegal

“Telling the story of the birth of a nation is never easy. Especially if that nation is as big and diverse as India,” said Shyam Benegal about ‘Samvidhaan -- The......

Mizoram film industry pins hope on new government

Swamped by Korean films dubbed in Mizo language, the film industry in Mizoram hopes that whichever party comes to power after polls should allocate more funds for its development. The chorus for......

When Bangladesh remembered those who helped in the 1971 war

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, journalist and writer, speaks of her experiences on being honoured by Bangladesh for her help during the 1971 liberation war. The news that Bangladesh was bestowing......

Independence Day Special: Amish Tripathi on what he likes best about India

What is it about India that tugs at the chords of our hearts? What makes this often beautiful, often frustrating, country the best country in the world for us? What makes it tick? Why does it......

'We are a society careless about documenting and reading our own history'

'It is widely believed that such posts require lobbying. Maybe they do, but I can say this straight up, I did not lobby. This appointment has been on pure merit. My lobby is myself and I......

Cars that we have drooled over in the movies

Cinema helps us live our dreams and often reflects the prevalent norms in the society. Over the years movie makers have inspired awe from their viewers by filming some really interesting and......

Is print media losing its charm?

India is a culture of oral communication. It, perhaps, explains the quick adoption of the audio-visual medium. We learn by hearing, and these mediums enable that easily, says Madan......

How Walt Disney plans to strike it big in India

He is the man of the moment as Siddharth Roy Kapur takes charge as managing director of the Walt Disney Company India from January 1. Having joined UTV in 2005, he has handled roles across revenue,......

Governments failing to acknowledge water crisis: Lord Paul

Governments across the world are failing to acknowledge a looming water crisis and a health and poverty disaster, leading NRI industrialist and educationist Lord Swraj Paul has said. "As we look to......

Freedom, hurt sentiments and dissent

Can there be a democratic polity without a culture of democratic behaviour? This may seem like a hackneyed question. But it has, once again, been brought into sharp focus in two very different......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......

Cleavage, stalkers, item gals: Has Bollywood got it WRONG?

They say that cinema is a reflection of society. If that is true, what kind of society are we living in, asks Paloma Sharma. It is late Monday night. I flip through the channels on my television,......

Review: Celluloid is compelling

Paresh C Palicha says Celluloid gives life to J C Daniel who is also known as 'Father of Malayalam Cinema'. We as a society have little regard for our artistic heritage, or respect for the pioneers......

Rajkumar Hirani: I am really nervous with PK

Rajkumar Hirani, who rules critics’ hearts as much as he rules the box office, is back after five years. Sonil Dedhia listens in as the filmmaker talks about PK (without dropping the cloak......

Get ready for Khamoshiyan

A look at the top tweets from your favourite  Bollywood celebrities:  Mahesh Bhatt shared the first poster of his upcoming production Khamoshiyan on Twitter (left). 'The intriguing,......
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Q. Amitabh Bachan Big icon in indian cinema should do TV serials with moral education to prevent social, sexual crimes in our society? do you agree?
Samir Med:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/amitabh-bachan-big-icon-in-indian-cinema-should-do-tv-serial/27531279/answers/

Mahesh Gopal Shanbhag
Q. Today's cinema & TV serials r projecting what good things for our society ? If U don'nt agree with the abv statement then . . . what bad things they r projecting ?
Mahesh Gopal Shanbhag:  A. i think it will not work more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/todays-cinema--tv-serials-r-projecting-what-good-things-for-/27528655/answers/27531296

Farhaan
Q. What kind of male morons are we portraying in our Cinema??
Farhaan:  A. i beg to differ sir, because it tends to spoil the manners and habits of youth and even the elders. I think think the people fail to understand...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-kind-of-male-morons-are-we-portraying-in-our-cinema/26812649/answers/27528660

Major LOC
Q. Comments - Ravana Ki Lanka Sonay ki Thi.Why not excavate for that and recover whole city of GOLD. Then no Indian will have to work and just watch Bollywood Cinema and enjoy Daru-Murga
Major LOC:  A. Indian cinema can reflect on violence in society, but they need to also reflect that many films show violent men as cool. Of course, strong roles...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/comments---ravana-ki-lanka-sonay-ki-thi.why-not-excavate-for/26595185/answers/26812664

Chanakya
Q. There needs to bring drastic change in of the mind set of parents not keeping their daughers with them to save them from terrible happenings and suffering their at husbands homes.
Chanakya:  A. that is what heritage and architectural society is doing more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/there-needs-to-bring-drastic-change-in-of-the-mind-set-of-pa/26136069/answers/26595223

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Quarter bar trail

The final part of our dive series features friendly bartenders and same sex toilets from Matunga to Dahisar. In the last few weeks, the list of... ...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/others/you/Quarter-bar-trail/articleshow/45590241.cms
Konkani film Ram bags top awards at Pune Film Fest

MARGAO: 'Ram', a Konkani short film directed by a Goan, Miransha Naik, bagged two awards at the 4th annual Pune Short Film Festival held on... ...

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/Konkani-film-Ram-bags-top-awards-at-Pune-Film-Fest/articleshow/45589249.cms
Stellar performance

While Kangana Ranaut had London doing thumkas to her tune, Alia Bhatt set the Highway on fire and Rani Mukherji's Mardaani act was enough to scare... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/backpack/stellar-performance.html
North Korea denies being behind cyber attack on Sony

Los Angeles/Pyongyang, Dec 20 US President Barack Obama has said Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling the movie "The Interview"... ...

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"We had no choice"

NEW YORK: Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving " The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its... ...

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