In this age of remakes and remixes, the film fraternity talks to
about patriotism in Hindi cinema, its making and remaking
actor and filmmaker
is the age of the remakes because what the filmmakers lack these days
is imagination. I do not want to insult the filmmakers of yesterday by
suggesting that someone should make a remake. Saira Banu wanted me to
remake my own Purab Aur Paschim but I refused.
Small-screen stars spell out
what Independence Day means to them
Khan, Mona of Ram Milaayi Jodi, says, "I remember
my school days when we used to get together early in the morning on
Independence Day and sing patriotic songs after the flag- hoisting
it the bohemian way
The works of GenNext artists
Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are an indirect indictment of growing
commercialisation, writes Nonika Singh
an artist duo decides to
take on superstar Aamir Khan, one wonders if they want to bask in
reflected limelight. But when the artists in question are none other
than internationally acclaimed Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, who
figure among the 101 Emerging Designers of the World (Wallpaper
magazine), best known for their innovative thinking, the fuss isn’t
about gaining brownie points.
Studies have estimated that
by 2020, it will be very difficult for hundreds of thousands of Asian
men to get a wife due to the skewed sex ratio
men will have a tough timefinding a wife by 2020 if the ongoing
perception that a male is better than a female child continues.
According to the China Press, an estimated 160 million female
foetuses have been aborted over many decades due to the mistaken
perception that the male is superior to the female.
The BSF’s Sadqi border
observation post in Fazilka adjoins Pakistan’s Sulemanki post. The
BOP is the third place in the state after Wagah and Hussainiwala where
the Retreat ceremony takes place every evening, writes S.P.Sharma
is a little-known border observation post (BOP) of the BSF in the
newly-created Fazilka district of Punjab. It is no less than the Wagah
joint check-post in Amritsar.
Cheers for beer
Oktoberfest began with the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria in 1810. The first beer stand wasn’t added until in 1818. In 1896, the beer stands were replaced by the first beer tents and halls set up by enterprising landlords with the backing of the
breweries. More than two centuries later, the festival woos millions of visitors from all
over the world, writes Sudha Mahalingam
in Munich is an unmitigated, but not altogether unpleasant assault on
all your senses – visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory and
olfactory. Of course, everyone present, including yourself, is both
perpetrator and victim.
Roy, a street child-turned-ace art photographer, will be
India’s sole representative at the prestigious The Art of
Photography Show 2011 to be held in San Diego in the US later this
matter of faith
in God shields you against worries and helps you tackle life’s
uncertainties. "The implications...for the field of psychiatry
are that we have to take patients’ spirituality more seriously than
we do," said David Rosmarin, assistant professor of psychology at
the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital.
restaurant closes down in Kolkata
Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly-owned, Sourav’s, The Food Pavilion on
the upmarket Park Street area downed its shutters recently following
seven years of a topsy-turvy innings.
The 40-plus Bollywood badshahs
are still calling the shots as they get meaty roles and maximum media
coverage, writes Radhika Bhirani
can’t get enough of its good old, 40-plus actors — Shah Rukh Khan,
Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn. They ruled the roost in the
1990s and after two decades, they are still calling the shots as they
get the best films, meaty roles, highest remuneration and maximum
up with the apes
Freida Pinto in conversation
with Iain Blair about the making of the
film and why she is a Hollywood, and not Bollywood, star
Pinto got her big break when director Danny Boyle cast the
ex-model as the love interest in the 2008 Oscar-winning hit film Slumdog
Millionaire. Now, she’s hitting silver screens in her first
big-budget, effects-driven Hollywood movie.