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I look at India through a woman’s eyes: Diplomat-author Vikas Swarup (Interview)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Diplomat Vikas Swarup, the celebrity author of the novel "Q & A" adapted into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has stepped into a ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ author to be India’s diplomat in Osaka


July 15th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Vikas Swarup, whose book was turned into the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire", will be India's consul general in Osaka, Japan. On his first visit to India after ... Read more...

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A.R. Rahman, Nandan Nilekani on Time 100 list


May 1st, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 1 (IANS) Oscar winning Indian music director A.R. Rahman of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame, his Sri Lankan co-performer M.I.A. of the hit "O Saya" song and Infosys co-founder ... Read more...

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After ‘Slumdog’ is it ‘White Tiger’ for the west?


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After the movie loosely based on Vikas Swarup's new novel "Slumdog Millionaire' impressed the world and swept the Oscars, looks like another Indian author's book will be adapted soon.This piece of news ... Read more...

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‘The White Tiger’ to be made into a film


April 17th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 17 (IANS) Call it a sort of sequel to the Oscar-winner "Slumdog Millionaire". Aravind Adiga's Man Booker winner "The White Tiger" will be made into a Hollywood film ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog…’ book helps raise money for underprivileged kids


February 27th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Special copies of Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's book, which was adapted for the eight-Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", has been auctioned online to raise funds for an ... Read more...

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The Absolutely Remarkable Rahman - India’s music genius hits the high notes (Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Allah Rakha Rahman, simply translated as God Save Rahman. And that's what India said Monday for the man who became the first Indian to win two Oscars ... Read more...

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Amazing Resounding Rahman is first Indian to get two Oscars


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) God Save Rahman. That's what Allah Rakha Rahman means. And that's what the country said Monday for the man who became the first Indian music director to ... Read more...

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Bhanu Athaiya - India’s first Oscar winner walks down memory lane


February 20th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Twenty-seven years ago, she made history when she became the first Indian to win an Oscar. Now, as two other Indians are again within kissing distance of that ... Read more...

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Best picture Oscar nominees


February 20th, 2009 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (DPA) The Oscars will be announced here Sunday night (Monday morning in India). The following have been nominated for the best picture Oscar: "Slumdog Millionaire": A British film based ... Read more...

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Oscar or not, ”Slumdog Millionaire” is India, says Tharoor


February 17th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.17 (ANI): Former UN Under Secretary General and well known writer Shashi Tharoor has given the thumbs up to Danny Boyles movie Slumdog Millionaire, saying that for the first ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ shines at Writer’s Guild awards


February 8th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) British-Irish filmmaker Danny Boyle's rags to richs underdog drama "Slumdog Millionaire" won another feather in its cap by walking away with the most prestigious awards at The ... Read more...

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Complaints against ‘Slumdog…’ for ‘hurting religious sentiments’


January 29th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 29 (IANS) A Hindu group in Goa Thursday filed three complaints with the police alleging the globally acclaimed film "Slumdog Millionaire" "hurts religious sentiments". The complaints were lodged against the ... Read more...

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Attention for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Q & A’ is mind-boggling: Vikas Swarup (Interview)


January 27th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Vikas Swarup, who was the toast of the events held here to mark India's 60th Republic Day, says he is overwhelmed ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor says Slumdog Oscar nods great for India


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire, which has clinched ten Oscar nominations, has generated huge excitement and pride in the home of Bollywood Mumbai. It has seen the first ever triple Oscar ... Read more...

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Slumdog Millionaire tells the truth, does not glamourise poverty: NGOs


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire, which has won 10 Oscar nominations and is a story about a slum kid in Mumbai hitting the jackpot, portrays the harsh realities plaguing India ... Read more...

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I write for the sake of the handkerchief: Vikas Swarup


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) He is no "Slumdog Millionaire", and neither is he the street-smart protagonist of this year's favourite at the Golden Globes. Career diplomat-author Vikas Swarup, whose book "Q And ... Read more...

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Unique blend of literature, art at Jaipur literary fest (Lead)


January 20th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The Jaipur Literature Festival, whose third edition will begin here Wednesday, will host 116 authors and 30 artistes, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, in a unique blend of ... Read more...

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Third edition of Jaipur Literature Festival to host 116 authors


January 20th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The third edition of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, which will get off to a gala start Wednesday, will host 116 authors and 30 artistes, including Bollywood superstar ... Read more...

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Rahman returns home after bagging Golden Globe


January 15th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman returned home to a hearty welcome after winning the Golden Globe for the best score for Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire”.“I am very ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog’ author Swarup does 30 media interviews in two days


January 14th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian diplomat and author Vikas Swarup has done at least 30 interviews in just two days in Britain after the runaway success of "Slumdog Millionaire", the film based ... Read more...

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Slumdog is a success for the India story: Vikas Swarup (Interview)


January 13th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Diplomat-author Vikas Swarup is more than a millionaire now. But all the global adulation and limelight that has stalked "Slumdog Millionaire", the movie version of his acclaimed ... Read more...

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Filming in Mumbai has revamped director Danny Boyle’’s style of working


December 22nd, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Director Danny Boyle wouldn''t have imagined that the experience of shooting for ''Slumdog Millionaire'' in Mumbai would entirely change his opinion about India, and revamp his style ... Read more...

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Satyajit Ray Award goes to Italian feature


October 31st, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) The 13th Annual Satyajit Ray Award has gone to the Italian film "Mid-August Lunch", written and directed by Gianni di Gregorio, one of Italy's most celebrated screenwriters, the ... Read more...

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