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Battle of Banaras

Battle of Banaras

Battle of Banaras/ Dance of Democracy by Kamal Swaroop @ FD Zone, Pune on 13th June 2015/4pm Duration: 120 min Screening followed by discussion with the Director.   On May…

India to use BBC to reach insurgents?

India to use BBC to reach insurgents?

Good old Aunty is more trusted than any other radio station. Well, the government of India has finally conceded that when it comes to credibility, the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC]…

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

DHAKA : Women, aren’t really considered as subjects for media news coverage in patriarchal Bangladesh.  A recent media monitoring survey by the NGO Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) revealed that…

What War does to Women… 9 Parts of Desire

What War does to Women… 9 Parts of Desire

  These are essentially stories of women who have lived under the shadow of war. They  have  witnessed the brutality of a ruthless regime. Heather Roffa in her play, 9…

9 stages of Desire follows 30 days of September

9 stages of Desire follows 30 days of September

The Easter weekend has brought cheer to theatre lovers, thanks to the efforts of Patna’s own Souvik Narain, the man responsible for bringing us the thespian performances of the inimitable…

Oh No, not Joni Mitchell! :fans keep fingers crossed

Oh No, not Joni Mitchell! :fans keep fingers crossed

We’ve looked at clouds both ways, and now there’s a cloud over Joni Mitchell. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home.…

Censor Board is redundant, media education important: Adoor G

Censor Board is redundant, media education important: Adoor G

Guwahati: Prominent filmmaker Padma Vibhushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan has strongly objected to film censorship in India and termed it ‘redundant’. He also stressed the role of good parenting and media education…

Patna to host ‘9 parts of Desire’

Patna to host ‘9 parts of Desire’

English language theatre will blossom, but briefly, at the Premchand Rangshala in Patna. Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday will be when the renowned theatre and film personality Lillete Dubey will…

Karbi Film Awards 2014

Karbi Film Awards 2014

DIPHU, June 25:  In a bid to give encouragement and due recognition to the talented artistes of the district, the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) presented the Rangsina Sarpo Awards…

Forest man.. film on Assamese forest lover awarded

Forest man.. film on Assamese forest lover awarded

Jorhat, Assam: The inspiring story of Jadav Payeng, the man who single-handedly planted nearly 1,400 acres of forest, has won hearts and an award at Cannes. Forest Man, based on…

Kasmir’s greatest Sufi Singer Remembered

Kasmir’s greatest Sufi Singer Remembered

Kashmiri singers and musicians will play a tribute concert to the memory of Kashmir’s greatest Sufi singer at his Srinagar on March 24th. Padnma Shree Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz, who died…

Guwahati Film Fest showcases Assam, Sher

Guwahati Film Fest showcases Assam, Sher

GUWAHATI: The sixth edition of Guwahati Film Festival, which begins on December 10, will be dedicated to national award-winning music director Sher Choudhury, who passed away recently. Officials of Gauhati…

Golden Elephant stumbles over swear words, skin…

Golden Elephant stumbles over swear words, skin…

HYDERABAD: The 18th International Children’s Film Festival [ known as The Golden Elephant] seems raised the hackles of some prudes, and of course, the main argument is that Indian kids…

Northeast Cinema showcase at 44th IFFI at Goa

Northeast Cinema showcase at 44th IFFI at Goa

NEW DELHI – They’re finally taking note that there are competent and good film-makers in India’s northeast. It’s taken 44 years for the International Film Festival circuit to recognize this.…

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