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Free Ur Mind: play music not politics of bandhs

Free Ur Mind: play music not politics of bandhs

SHILLONG:– The citizens of Shillong are fed up with shut-downs, strikes, and bandhs disrupting normal life, and that was the message of the ‘Free Ur Mind’ concert on Tuesday. Coinciding…

Manna Dey, singer dies, cremated quietly

Manna Dey, singer dies, cremated quietly

BANGALORE – Manna Dey, an Indian singing legend died, with none from the glitzy Bollywood world, film industry or the government turning up to pay their last respects. Legendary Bollywood playback…

Film-making in Northeast India: uphill task?

Film-making in Northeast India: uphill task?

NEW DELHI: How can north-eastern directors make it big, when they need tons of money just to promote and distribute their films? Is film-making in the northeast doomed? The North-East…

Bhutan Film opens Busan International Film Festival

Bhutan Film opens Busan International Film Festival

BUSAN, South Korea –It was a film from the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan that opened Asia’s largest film festival.  Established Asian stars as well as budding actors and actresses…

Village Communities are the hot Bangla RJs

Village Communities are the hot Bangla RJs

Move over big city slickers, if this article is anything to go by, the hottest Radio Jockeys are those in a Bangladeshi village near you.  It’s the local lingo that’s broadcasting Bingo.…

One Direction documentary is UK no.1 on film charts

One Direction documentary is UK no.1 on film charts

Boy Band ‘One Direction’ have topped the UK top 5 film charts One Direction have shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary…

Elton John, Rainbow Person, is a Brit Icon

Elton John, Rainbow Person, is a Brit Icon

Everyone knows he’s an icon, and now the Brits have finally admitted it. And by the way, the Queer communities across the world are delighted that the very first Brit…

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars 2014

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars 2014

US chat show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is to host the Oscars for a second time, it has been announced. “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars…

Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ : emotional not issue-based?

Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ : emotional not issue-based?

New Delhi: Bihar’s Bollywood director Prakash Jha has rubbished claims that ha makes ‘issue-based’ films and says that ‘emotion’ is what drives his films. He has also said that his…

Bihar women’s stories to be subject of teleserial?

Bihar women’s stories to be subject of teleserial?

International scriptwriters and Indian film-makers will visit Bihar to plan a series of media initiatives (films, television series) based on real life situations. This is an initiative of the Asian…

Glee’s ‘Finn Hudson’ is dead

Glee’s ‘Finn Hudson’ is dead

Glee star Cory ‘Finn Hudson’  Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel, police say. The 31-year-old Monteith, who played the character Finn Hudson on the TV series about a…

Jim Kelly, actor, martial artist dies

Jim Kelly, actor, martial artist dies

Actor Jim Kelly, best remembered for his role as a glib American martial artist in “Enter the Dragon” with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishman, Kelly’s ex-wife,…

Goa to rock on WMD [world music day]

Goa to rock on WMD [world music day]

For those who love music Goa is the place to be on Friday! On World Music Day, June 21, Kala Academy,  Panaji, will provide musicians a platform to perform Indian…

Black Sabbath no 1 in UK after 43 years!

Black Sabbath no 1 in UK after 43 years!

Old is indeed Gold! And ’13’ isn’t always Unlucky! Heavy Metal veterans Black Sabbath have scored their first number one album in the UK for nearly 43 years. Not to…

Sex made in Germany: documents legal sex work

Sex made in Germany: documents legal sex work

Legalised prostitution, cut-price offers and a boom in sex tourism mean Germany’s red light districts are thriving. But not everyone is happy with the country’s liberal legislation. Sex workers wait…

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