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Indie director explores online route to release film


August 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) India's growing tribe of independent filmmakers lack viable platforms and the right distribution structure to push their growth, says debutant director Shailja Gupta, ... Read more...

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I want to talk about Indian realities: Tim Sebastian


July 14th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) As India is staking big on its large youth population, award-winning British television journalist Tim Sebastian, founder of the "Doha Debates", says he wants to ... Read more...

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Imtiaz Ali lends support to ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ (With Images)


May 11th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) It is a film he hasn't written, directed or produced. But filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is so touched with Mangesh Hadawale's Hindi movie "Dekh Indian Circus", ... Read more...

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Today’s television frivolous, lacks worthwhile content: Om Puri (Interview) (With Images)


March 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Om Puri returns to the small screen after over a decade as a 'sutradhar' or storyteller for new TV show "Chhal Sheh Aur Maat". But ... Read more...

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Cuba showcases cancer vaccines


March 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 6 (IANS) Cuba's biotechnology industry is showcasing the latest advances in the anti-cancer vaccines at the 29th Havana International Biotechnology Congress.Monday's opening session was attended by 600 experts ... Read more...

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Young singers have universal appeal: A.R.Rahman


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R.Rahman, who has launched several new voices in the Hindi film industry, feels some of the current crop of young singers ... Read more...

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Tannishtha first Indian to co-host APSA


November 17th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who earned international acclaim for her work in "Brick Lane" and German movie "Shadows of Time", will co-host the Asia Pacific ... Read more...

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Goa tourism gives up hope on Wendell Rodricks’ designs


September 6th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Internationally renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks' busy schedule and "co-ordination issues" have forced the Goa tourism department to give up hopes of getting slick uniforms for ... Read more...

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‘Merchant-Mushtaq’s historic stand in England an inspiration’


July 17th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) As the hallowed turf of Lord's eagerly awaits the 100th Test between India and England, the cricketing world will fondly remember the heroics of two Indian ... Read more...

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Another Indian boy in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’


May 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) He has taken a big leap, straight into Hollywood. Ayush Tandon, 12, stars as the child version of protagonist 'Pi' Patel in director Ang Lee's new ... Read more...

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Usha Uthup, Girish Kasaravalli to get Padma Shri


January 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Usha Uthup, veteran Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, Malayalam director Shaji N. Karun and actor Jayaram Subramaniam are among the recipients of the Padma Shri, India's ... Read more...

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On Dominique Lapierre’s mind - Sundarban and Africa


December 1st, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Sundarban mangrove forests of West Bengal and Africa are bound by a thread in eminent French writer-humanitarian Dominique Lapierre's literary landscape - they are ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan filmmaker to make Bengali film


November 17th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jaysundara is all set to make a Bengali film, in order to pay tribute to legendary directors Satyajit Ray and Rithwik Ghatak."Yes, I am ... Read more...

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Organising Committee issues ad to ‘reveal facts’ about CWG


November 10th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Amid charges of corruption, the organising committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Wednesday issued full page advertisements in leading newspapers about its budget and expenditure in conducting ... Read more...

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Chennai students create robot to monitor underwater seismic activities


October 28th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarChennai, Oct.28 (ANI): University students in Chennai have created an underwater robot to find out seismic gravities and warn about tsunamis.The students, who won the silver and bronze medals at Autocup ... Read more...

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DJ Marc Mysterio Sues Singer Brandy For Pulling Out Of Contract


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American R&B musical artist Brandy has been sued by a DJ of international acclaim who alleges that "The Boy Is Mine" singer faltered in delivering ... Read more...

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‘24′ bigger than my biggest work in India: Anil Kapoor (Interview) (With Images)


August 23rd, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Anil Kapoor is going great guns. After the international acclaim following "Slumdog Millionaire", the evergreen star is making his debut on international television with ... Read more...

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“Breakthrough With Tony Robbins” All Set To Premiere on NBC


July 24th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Motivational speaker and self-help author Tony Robbins is known to have touched the lives of millions across the world in a bid to help them fight ... Read more...

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‘Udaan’ takes forward message of ‘3 Idiots’ (IANS Preview)


July 13th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Like "3 Idiots", debutant director Vikramaditya Motwane's "Udaan" that releases Friday also tells a story about charting one's own course but through a tumultuous father-son relationship. Co-produced by ... Read more...

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‘Resul, Rahman, Gulzar trinity of Indian Cinema’


May 14th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Musician A.R. Rahman, lyricist Gulzar and sound designer Resul Pookutty are the trinity -- the Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh -- of Indian Cinema, said Maharashtra Governor K. ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur, Julia Roberts team up for biopic of George Mallory


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): According to reports, Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker of international acclaim, is gearing up to direct a film based on the life of English mountaineer, George Mallory. ... Read more...

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French filmmaker honoured in UAE


April 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 20 (IANS/WAM) French filmmaker Francois Vogel, known for his innovative style of filmmaking, has been honoured by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Renowned for his impressive visuals, Vogel blends traditional filmmaking ... Read more...

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Ace Designer Alexander McQueen Passes Away


February 12th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renowned British fashion designer Alexander McQueen passed away in his west London home on Thursday. The designer, who is known to have stylized some of the ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh’s compliment to Dr Pachauri for contribution to climate change agenda


February 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday said that 'The Energy Research Institute' (TERI) under the leadership of Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Dr ... Read more...

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I am doing Lucy Liu’s project: Tannishtha Chatterjee


January 27th, 2010 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has earned international acclaim with films like "Brick Lane" and German film "Shadows of Time", has confirmed that she has ... Read more...

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Santosh Sivan to act as Raja Ravi Varma


November 6th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) Acclaimed film personality Santosh Sivan will make his first appearance as an actor when he plays the role of Raja Ravi Varma, the famous painter, in Lenin Rajendran's ... Read more...

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Chain gang backs jailed Indian doctor


May 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), May 15 (ANI): Campaigners chained themselves together on Thursday as part of a worldwide call for the release of a doctor jailed for speaking out about poverty.Dr Binayak Sen worked ... Read more...

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Obama keen to use Canadian model to end US fiscal meltdown: Canada paper


May 6th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, contemplating sweeping reforms to the American financial system, citing Canada as a model worth emulating to navigate the current volatility in the ... Read more...

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‘Best job in the world’ campaign enters Top 50 PR stunts list


April 17th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): Tourism Queensland's 'best job in the world' campaign has entered the list of top 50 public relations stunts in the world.The list compiled by renowned public relations ... Read more...

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Kerala to host national drama festival


March 1st, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) Theatre buffs in Kerala would be treated to more than a dozen award-winning plays at the fifth National Drama Festival that starts here Monday. The festival will be ... Read more...

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Malayalam actress Sukumari shines as dumb mother


June 22nd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Veteran Malayalam actress Sukumari has wowed the audiences with her performance as a dumb mother Kuniyamma in director Ashok R. Nath's recently released "Mizhikal Sakshi" and says she ... Read more...

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Taiwanese cinema reaches a turning point


May 26th, 2008 - 9:36 am ICT by admin
By Andrew McCathie Cannes (France), May 26 (DPA) After a string of bleak years, the movie business in Taiwan may be reaching a juncture as a new generation of filmmakers begin to shape ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking begins search for Einsteins of Africa


May 12th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (ANI): Stephen Hawking, the physicist of international acclaim, has launched a search for the Einsteins of Africa, which would seek some of the most brilliant scientists of Africa.According ... Read more...

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Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore play host to `Australian Visions festival


March 7th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
By Ashok Dixit New Delhi, Mar.7 (ANI): Taking cultural ties between India and Australia forward, the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Australian Film Commission (AFC) and the Australian ... Read more...

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Abu Jani and Sandeep Khoslas journey from humble roots to success


January 26th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 26 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Browns wife Sarah picked Indian designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla to make ensembles for her on the couples trip to India. However, the ... Read more...

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