Atikh Rashid


‘In next few years, district administration needs to acquire 8,000 hectare land’
Sun, May 13, 2018

Naval Kishore Ram, the new Pune District Collector, talks to Atikh Rashid about the major responsibility ahead.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar hits out at ‘talkative Modi’s silence’ over attacks on Dalits, minorities, women
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

At the plenary, NCP chief Sharad Pawar advised partymen to strengthen the organisation at the booth level by forming booth management committees, saying there was no clarity if the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections will be held simultaneously.

A mission to save over 100 years of cinema and the many hurdles on the way
Tue, May 01, 2018

They claimed that after the Maoists died, the police personnel pumped a few bullets into the bodies of some cadres and threw them into Indravati river while saying that the toll could go up in post-operation searches.

I&B Ministry sets up expert panel to probe Film Archive issues
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Apart from this, the I&B ministry had also formed a committee to review the work being done under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) at the NFAI.

Three regional offices nearly closed, NFAI proposed another but it was rejected
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Interestingly, while NFAI was pushing for a new regional office, existing ones in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram are all but closed and there has been no attempt to revive them.

Six months after Anupam Kher’s appointment, FTII yet to get Governing Council
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Students pointed out that several important decisions, like hike in application fees for entrance examinations, were taken by the FTII director in an ad hoc manner, without holding any deliberation.

Ground Beneath Her Feet
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

In Ravi Jadhav's Nude, Chhaya Kadam plays one of the two models, Chandrakka, who takes to nude modelling out of compulsion.

Ayaan Ali Bangash’s sarod ‘mishandled’ at Pune airport
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Just before he boarded the plane, Ayaan said he noticed that his sarod was being ferried to the aircraft in a baggage trolley in a “haphazard” manner, despite his request to the airline to handle the fragile instrument carefully.

From Rs 2 to Rs 6/hr: Bicycle-sharing facility gets costlier in Pune
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Users of the service have expressed disappointment over the change in rental.

Pune: I’ve asked probe panel to speed up report on buses catching fire, says PMPML chairperson
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Nayana Gunde took over as CMD of PMPML in February this year. She spoke to The Sunday Express about the issues that, according to her, need immediate attention as the transport body continues to be in news for the wrong reasons.

Film song is an art form in its own right, says filmmaker Karan Bali
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Karan Bali, filmmaker and film historian, on the journey of the film song

Pune: Price correction due to Ready Reckoner decision unlikely, say realty experts
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

The real estate industry had urged the state government to keep Ready Reckoner rates constant as, they said, the sector was “reeling under low sales.” Last year, real estate sales in Pune fell by 6 per cent, as market sentiments remained subdued.

‘Vinegar syndrome’ ruining film treasure at National Film Archive, reveals data from film assessment project
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

NFAI fails to maintain the desired temperature and humidity within its vaults, causing rapid film decomposition; AC units break down frequently and remain unattended for prolonged periods, documents show.

Rs 10 a piece: Summer begins on a sour note with rising price of lemon
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

However, at present, shortage of supply at APMC market and growing demand has led the wholesale price to escalate to Rs 6 to 8 per piece. Many of the vendors are not even selling lemon.

After vandalism, PEDL takes back 50 cycles from Pune college campus
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Officials said the PMC signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with four service providers so far to support the Pune Cycle Plan- a master plan for integrated city-wide cycle tracks. Two more service providers are likely to join in soon.

College of Agriculture campus, a green lung, loses 119 acres to govt projects in three decades
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

The College of Agriculture was set up in 1879 as a department linked to the College of Science (now the College of Engineering, Pune) and, later in 1907, became a separate institute. Back then, the campus sprawled over 150 acres

Bicycle-sharing scheme a hit, moves into top gear in Pune
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

Two firms start cycle rental services in the city by deploying 1,200 cycles, PMC aims to get one lakh cycles on road in four months, vandalism a worry

Love is a Taboo
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

A short film by the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), And What is the Summer Saying, was selected for the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival. The students talk about the non-fiction form and the possibilities it offers

GRP officials in next coach ‘fast asleep’, women passengers robbed on train
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The incident comes barely a week after Prabhakar Budhwant, Superintendent of Police, GRP, announced that GRP personnel will be deployed on trains that were vulnerable to robberies and thefts.

FTII gets fewer applications this year, students cite fee hike as reason
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Five of 26 JET centres scrapped due to lack of applicants, institute hopeful of more candidates next year