A good film makes us see the difference
between reel and reality.
The depiction of the disabled in cinema
reflects the values a society
lives by, writes
many single adults spend most of their waking hours at work, it seems
the combination of long hours, close quarters and the slow hum of the
photocopy machine may be the perfect recipe for romance. But
beware of the consequences, says a research.
Keepers of tradition
Tandon on four artists who have
emerged from the shadow of legends to evolve a style of their own.
lineages are easier flaunted than kept. Not surprising then that
inheritors of glorious traditions often sink without a trace.
Vinta Nanda, who has directed White Noise on the hypocritical
world of Indian television, says the age of family tear-a-minute soaps
is over. "The age of the
‘saas-bahu’ serials is ending," says Nanda, who wrote Tara,
one of the most successful soaps ever on Indian television.
...the Oscar goes
Clint Eastwood’s Million
Dollar Baby walked away with the top awards at the Oscars, pipping
favourites Ray and The Aviator, reports Ervell
to the same profession. There are sister or brother pairs in business,
law, medicine and media. But few have noticed that Bollywood and
super-modelling, too, have produced famous pairs, writes Vimla
Your own film fest
second year of
the experimental festival in Puri drew a number of young, new
film-makers. Bibhuti Mishra reports