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Is this the end of the road for FTII?

Gajendra Chauhan is just one the many troubles that ail the national film institute. But all may not be lost yet, Ranjita Ganesan. Image: A man walks past a graffiti-painted wall of a toilet at......

How foreign NGOs fuel India's anti-uranium lobby

'We need uranium to fuel our reactors. Our scientists and engineers have been handling uranium safely since 1967. They must not feel disheartened by the activities of well motivated local or......

'I brought life into yoga, I made it very lively'

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, the last of the legendary yoga gurus, passed into the ages on August 20, 2014. He would have turned 96 on December 14. In an interview he had granted in......

'There is no such thing as a Hindu. He is a political construct'

'Certainly it is a fascinating election, even if he becomes prime minister. What is fascinating is how, suddenly -- with the feeling that Modi may win -- perfectly intelligent people with integrity......

Walking, skydiving, flying. All in a weekend's work

A Ganesh Nadar recollects the unsual last weekend he spent in Mumbai before returning to his native village in Tamil Nadu. Friday evenings are normally the best evening of the week as we have the......

Give 'em a break! Things India Inc bosses love to do in free time

Guess which CEO loves to gorge on to Pav Bhaaji or which is the top guy of India Inc who loves horse-riding?   Image: RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita and kids holidaying in South......

Want to be the next Indian Idol? Here's help

Bathroom singers rejoice! Here's some good news for you. You can now hone your singing skills online. Thanks to the innovative concept of karaoke gaming, now you can not only practice singing......

How they lit up the lives of 2 million people

Two million people around the world today enjoy the benefits of affordable solar-powered lighting products, thanks to D.light design. Eight months after D.light reached out to its one-millionth......

How developed is Bihar, really?

The figures are impressive. In 2005, Bihar had 23 lakh (2.3 million) children out of school. Today, this figure is 8 lakh (800,000). The rate of primary school dropouts was 36 per cent. Today, it......

5 easy steps to avoid financial stress

The previous article on budgeting for salaried people covered the need for budgeting and removed some myths related to budgeting. It also showed how budgeting can be fun when there is proper......

Vote for Aishwarya's best look at Cannes!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival since 2002, and every year, she's seems to be getting better at it. On her 10th year, this month, Ash did not......

Aladin goes to New York

The sixth edition of the South Asian International Film Festival kicked off with Aladin, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez. The SAIFF is one of the......

Spreading cinematic gyaan!

A four-day film festival, Wisdom Tree Festival,kicked off inPune on Friday. Organised by the Graduates of FTII (GRAFTII), the event is a tribute to the contribution made by the Film and Television......

'During Masaan, I wasn't affected by burning corpses'

'The standing ovation in Cannes was a rare moment where I felt patriotic. I realised that the audience was not clapping for an individual but for the team that came from India with such a......

Exclusive! Saving the Apu Trilogy

The journey of the digitally restored version of The Apu Trilogy is packed with dark stories and years of near detective work by those determined to preserve some of Satyajit Ray's finest works.......

Cup Extras: De Villiers has scan on left thigh injury

South Africa's leading batsman AB de Villiers has undergone a scan on his left thigh after picking up an injury during their World Cup win over India, a team spokesperson said. The right-handed......

Vikas ends boxing gold drought

Vikas Krishan ended Indian boxing's 12-year-old gold medal drought in the Asian Games by winning the lightweight (60kg) title but Dinesh Kumar (81kg) settled for the silver after losing in the......

Narang is 'King' of the Delhi Games

India finished second in the final pecking order, with more than 100 medals, as the curtain came down on the Commonwealth Games, on Thursday. A record medal haul of 38 gold, 27 silver and 36......

Rajkot Congress mourns 'death' of Scindia ground

Following the 'death' of the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground (MSCG) in Rajkot amid the Independence Day celebrations, the city Congress on Tuesday evening staged besna and held a 'condolence......

Images: Spaniards turn out to welcome home heroes

Tens of thousands of cheering fans turned Madrid's main streets into a sea of red and waited for hours in blistering heat to see Spain's World Cup heroes pass by with the trophy on an open-topped......
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Bookaroo back with tales from India and abroad

New Delhi: From Tinkle's barmy Suppandi to Lewis Carroll's "wildly curious" Alice, characters from popular children's books will come to life at... ...
Open your eyes, Intolerance exists

Intolerance is one word that is mostly used by everyone, both laymen and celebrities, in India right now. While a few believe that India is under... ...
Kerala filmmakers demand apology from IFFI for snubbing students

Panaji, Nov 26 Filmmakers and artistes from Kerala on Thursday demanded an apology from the organisers of the ongoing IFFI for denying entry to... ...
Ileana Citaristi's odyssey with dance

Opening of an Odissi dance school in Hyderabad and to write a textbook for dancers is what Ileana Citaristi plans to do in future. HYDERABAD:... ...
FTII students thank filmmakers for support

Panaji, Nov 26 FTII students have conveyed gratitude towards filmmakers like Saeed Mirza and Rakesh Sharma for being part of the two-day... ...

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