documentaries

Fareed Zakaria keeping jobs at Time, CNN


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Celebrated Indian American journalist Fareed Zakaria, who was suspended by Time and CNN last week after he apologised for plagiarizing a paragraph from the New Yorker ... Read more...

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Kerala government company to produce films, upgrade theatres


July 6th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) The Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC), a state-owned financier, Friday announced that it would grant funds to produce films, revamping of theatres and construction of new multiplexes.Finance ... Read more...

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Al Jazeera English now available on Tata Sky too


April 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to provide "high quality international news" to a wider Indian audience, Gulf-based Al Jazeera Network Thursday announced that its English network will also be ... Read more...

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Now, Ashvin Kumar’s ‘The Forest’ will release May 4 (With Image)


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Ashvin Kumar's feature film "The Forest", which was earlier sceheduled for April 13 release, will now hit the screens May 4.Known for making issue-based documentaries, ... Read more...

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All Indian police communalised, says Bhushan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Team Anna member and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan Monday claimed that police across the country were "communalised"."Police throughout the country are clearly ... Read more...

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UAE launches ‘Aviation Encyclopedia’


February 26th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an avivation encyclopedia to enhance and strengthen the knowledge and professional awareness in most aviation aspects.AviPedia, or the ... Read more...

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BBC apologises for broadcasting paid documentaries


February 13th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The BBC has apologised for broadcasting documentaries made by a TV company that was paid millions of pounds by clients.The group issued an apology to 74 ... Read more...

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A camera records India-Sri Lanka partnership


February 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) India-Sri Lanka development partnership has come alive through a photographic exhibition titled "India through Sri Lankan Eyes" that opened here Saturday.Curated by Mithra Weerakone, president of ... Read more...

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A push for documentaries, courtesy Bollywood’s Jaaved Jaaferi


January 14th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) He is known for comedy as well as his dance moves. But actor Jaaved Jaaferi has now taken a serious plunge into documentary making - ... Read more...

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China to have 3D TV channel


December 28th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) The trial run of China's first 3D TV channel will start Jan 1.The channel will officially start later in January, reported Shanghai Daily.The satellite channel will ... Read more...

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Assamese music fans, log into Asomtube


December 8th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Armed with a few laptops and youthful zeal, four engineering students from Assam have started a website -- Asomtube -- to popularise Assamese songs ... Read more...

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Half-hour Sunday slot on Doordarshan for short films


November 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian documentary film makers Saturday welcomed the information and broadcasting ministry's decision to reserve a half-hour prime time slot every Sunday for short films on ... Read more...

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Tablets, mobile phones are future of short films: Mike Pandey


November 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Tablets and mobile phones are the future platforms of documentaries and short films, president of the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA) Mike Pandey said Saturday.The wildlife ... Read more...

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Digital can open up Indian moviemaking, says director


November 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Digital is the way to go, believes Madhureeta Anand, filmmaker and director of an annual digital movie festival, and says the format is a cheaper ... Read more...

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Rome airport hosts Leonardo da Vinci exhibit


October 11th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 11 (IANS/AKI) A major exhibition of all the flying machines designed by Renaissance inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci opens Wednesday at Rome's main international airport, which is ... Read more...

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Florence Nightingale sexually repressed: BBC


September 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) The BBC has been accused of demeaning Florence Nightingale by labelling her as a "manipulative, neurotic and sexually repressed woman", a media report said Wednesday.Experts have ... Read more...

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21 Arab films at Baghdad fest


September 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS/WAM) Twenty-one films from the Gulf countries will be screened at the 3rd Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) Oct 3-6, it was announced Wednesday.The UAE, Bahrain, Oman, ... Read more...

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Franco to direct ‘Child Of God’


September 20th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor James Franco is all set to direct "Child of God", a film based on Cormac McCarthy's novel."Child of God" follows a recently-released convict who lives ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China working closely to fight terror: Minister


September 5th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) Pakistan and China have a mechanism in place for intelligence sharing and are working closely to stamp out the scourge of terrorism, visiting Pakistani Information Minister ... Read more...

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Geneva rights fest to focus on corruption in India


August 25th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) Guess what the 10th edition of the Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva is planning to spotlight next year? Corruption in ... Read more...

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Latino film fest kicks off in New York


August 16th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) The New York International Latino Film Festival (Nyilff), which this year pays tribute to actor Andy Garcia, began Monday with its traditional Cinema Under the ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches website to promote history


August 15th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) The Pakistani government has launched a website on its 65th Independence Day Sunday to promote the country's political and cultural history.Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq ... Read more...

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Iran to hold film festival on bread


August 14th, 2011 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 14 (IANS) Iran will soon organise for the first time a film festival on the theme of significance of bread in Iranian society, the Mehr news agency reported.The ... Read more...

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India to help Afghanistan in expanding media network


August 1st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India will help Afghanistan to expand the mass media network and build communication infrastructure in the conflict-hit country, it was decided at a meeting of ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Super 30 features in Canadian newspaper


July 24th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 24 (IANS) Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre which helps economically backward students crack the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has been given an extensive ... Read more...

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William Shatner not to be a part of ‘Star Trek 2′


June 21st, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, June 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) William Shatner has confirmed that he will not be part of the next installment of Star Trek. “Star Trek 2” is expected to start filming in 2012 ... Read more...

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News at fingertips - for the blind (With Image)


June 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) They say reading is the basic tool in the living of a good life. In Maharashtra, some 24,000 blind people are being initiated into such a ... Read more...

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Angira Dhar, new face to join Bollywood


June 6th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) After working as a producer with Channel V and then behind the camera assisting movie director, Angira Dhar now faces the camera as an actress ... Read more...

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India to support Afghanistan in building media capacities


May 24th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Afghanistan for building capacities in that country for development of media policies, graphic designing, broadcasting activities ... Read more...

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Samsung to launch more footage for its 3D TV service


May 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Electronics giant Samsung will be providing owners of its 3D TV sets more 3D documentaries and film trailers than are currently available, its UK office here ... Read more...

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World of Indian diaspora to come alive in docu series


May 1st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The world of the Indian diaspora, their life in all its shades of colours, will soon come alive in a series of documentaries that well-known ... Read more...

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Film festival ends in Lahore


April 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 21 (IANS) Award winning documentaries were shown on the last day of a film festival here Wednesday.Vasaakh Film Festival at the Forman Christian College (FCC) came to an ... Read more...

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Kristin Davis obessessed with elephants


April 18th, 2011 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Actress Kristin Davis has revealed her life-long obession with elephants and says she always loved watching documentaries about the giant animals."I've had a fascination with ... Read more...

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‘I Am Kalam’ to open IFFLA 2011


March 31st, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda's directorial debut "I Am Kalam" will open the ninth edition of Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) starting April 12.At the ... Read more...

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Power firm urges Delhi residents to observe Earth Hour


March 24th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) From sending SMSes to screening documentaries at resident welfare association (RWA) meetings, Delhi's major power distribution company BSES is going all out to urge the ... Read more...

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