Festival of India in South Africa

Secretary, Ministry of Culture Shri Ravindra Singh here launched the logo, posters and webpage for the Festival of India in South Africa which will be celebrated from 18th July 2014 to 31st August 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravindra Singh said that India enjoys close and cordial relations with South Africa and that India’s … Read more

Priyanka Chopra sent a legal notice to Aseem Merchant

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has reportedly sent a legal notice to alleged former boyfriend Aseem Merchant, seeking to put the brakes on a planned biopic of Priyanka’s former manager Prakash Jaju. The actress alleges that the biopic, being made by Aseem, deals with her own life rather than Mr Jaju’s. Reportedly, Prakash Jaju and Priyanka … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Jaipur Literature Festival underway

7th Jaipur Literature Festival is going on in Pinkcity. About 240 writers, critics and thinkers are participating in the 5 days event. In the festival variuos aspects related to art, culture, history, translation and contemporary writing are being discussed. Addressing a session on Nobel prize winner Dr Harold Warmus said that that “some people’s lives … Read more

Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital after massive heart attack

Suchitra Sen – Veteran Indian actress died at a hospital (Belle View Clinic) in Kolkata on 17 January 2014 at 8:25 a.m., of a heart attack. She had been admitted due to chronic chest infection. Known as the Greta Garbo of India for leading a reclusive life after she left films, Sen was an iconic … Read more

Oscar Nominations in 2014

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards on January 16. Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees … Read more

Sala Budha – Tale of Human Values and Generosity

The Director of the Odia film, ‘Sala Budha’ (The Stupid Old Man) Sabyasachi Mohapatra has said that instead of looking at elderly people as liability by the younger ones, he feels that they are a great resource for leading the society. He said this at a media interaction here today during the 44th International Film … Read more

India has Immense Potential for Independent Film Making

Noted independent film maker Ramesh Tekwani said that India has a huge potential for making good films. Interacting with media at 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here today, he said, there are about 2 lakh film makers in India and there are millions of stories/plots on which good films could be made. Vincent … Read more

Films made in Japan in focus at IFFI

Films made in Japan was the focus of the International Film Festival of India in Goa on Saturday. Prominent film making company from there were screening significant films made by them. The section will have a special package of the best that Japan has to offer.The titles include a combination of Animation and Fiction feature … Read more

Soul in Art – Exhibition inaugurated by Manish Tewari at 44th IFFI

Shri Manish Tewari, Minister of Information and Broadcasting inaugurated an Art Exhibition ‘Soul in Art” here today along with the chief guest of the 44th IFFI, Susan Sarandon and Czech film maker and life time achievement award winner, Mr. Jiri Menzel. The showcasing of art forms painting and photography during the film festival was conceived … Read more

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