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Change of Habit
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The Kung Fu Nuns from the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism can break bones and chant with equal ease. In Delhi for a performance, they talk about empowerment and Jackie Chan

The Artist: A retrospective celebrates the genius of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

A retrospective celebrates the genius of award-winning novelist and scriptwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Sight and Sound
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Polish filmmaker Andrzej Jakimowski explores how blind students use echolation to live a normal life

‘I don’t enjoy playing disgraceful people as much as heroic ones’
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Martin Sheen on portraying the late CEO Warren Anderson of the US firm Union Carbide in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain and his belief in social justice

“I am not an activist and I don’t want to become one either”
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

After watching Paradise Now by two-time Oscar nominated Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, actor Waleed Zuaiter knew that he wanted to work with him immediately.

‘I don’t enjoy playing disgraceful people as much as heroic ones’
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Martin Sheen on portraying the late CEO Warren Anderson of the US firm Union Carbide in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain and his belief in social justice

A ‘social message’ film: Muslim in Tricolour skull cap will not take bomb from Muslim in black-and-white cap
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Titled Aatankvad, the film directed by Brij Bhushan Singh, is his idea of “spreading social awareness” about terrorism.

Meet the ‘Kung Fu Nuns’ who can break bones and chant with equal ease
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Appearances can be deceptive which is why Jigme Konchok Lhamo’s angelic smile should not be taken at face value.

Song of the Rock Star Monk
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Ani Choying Drolma on Buddhism, music and good children

Chhoti Moti Batein: The Dark Side of Life
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The true story of two Noida sisters who almost starved themselves to death gets adapted for the big screen in Choti Moti Batein.

Colour Blind
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

UK-based stand-up comedian Nish Kumar on his maiden comedy road trip through India and staying light

This anthology of short stories takes an ‘alternative’ approach to women empowerment
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

An anthology of short stories challenges popular notions of what is normal in a discussion on women’s empowerment.

‘If your story is not about love, then there is no need to tell it’
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Many filmmakers have inspired me, mainly American filmmakers like John Ford.

Oscar-winner Megan Mylan’s next documentary on girl empowerment in rural India
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Oscar-winner Megan Mylan returns with her latest documentary on girl empowerment in rural India.

It’s All in the Game
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

An Israeli dance production Open Source gives a visual setting to the fears of a bride, moments before her wedding

It’s All in the Game: A dance production depicts a bride’s fear, moments before wedding
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

An Israeli dance production Open Source gives a visual setting to the fears of a bride, moments before her wedding.

Sting in the Tale: Documentary filmmaker Mano Khalil on the plight of Kurdish refugees
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

Documentary filmmaker Mano Khalil, whose film The Beekeeper had its India premiere at DIFF, on panning the camera on the plight of Kurdish refugees and describing their struggles for a better life

In their Element
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The Scottish Dance Theatre brings together a production by three contemporary choreographers, which patterns nature in various ways

Freedom Call
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Chetan Anand contributed to the freedom struggle through the medium of cinema, with his 1946 film Neecha Nagar.

Freedom Call
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

To commemorate Anand’s birth centenary in January next year, the iconic film will be screened as part of the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival on November 15.

Of Indian Hues
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

In his first solo in India titled “Kaleidoscope”, organised by Tasveer Gallery in partnership with Vacheron Constantin.

Jyoti Amge makes waves as first Indian on US series Freak Show
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

A resident of Nagpur, Amge is the only Indian talent to feature in the fourth season, which is titled Freak Show.

In Their Element: The magic of Scottish Dance Theatre
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

The Scottish Dance Theatre brings together a production by three contemporary choreographers, which patterns nature in various ways.

A short film looks at football as an empowering tool for Indian girls
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

New York-based artist Indrani Pal Chaudhuri’s short film looks at how football is being used as a tool to empower girls in India.

Magic of Movies
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

latest film, 99 Homes starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

Matter of life and death: Chetan Shah revisits the issue of passive euthanasia
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Through the story of nurse Aruna Shanbaug, filmmaker Chetan Shah revisits the issue of passive euthanasia

Flick Geek
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

With a day job as a digital marketing analyst in Delhi, Chaudhuri’s third book is full of interesting trivia.

‘I want to tell stories that matter’
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on her first animation film 3 Bahadur and why she chose to make a movie for children.

Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua on his latest release, Ajeyo
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua on his latest release, Ajeyo, regional cinema and his love for socio-political causes.

Beyond the Hills
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The third edition of Dharamshala International Film festival promises a fair mix of popular and award-winning cinema.

Ray of Darkness
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

A Marathi film about a father searching for his daughter, Sunrise, will be screened in the competition section of Busan International Film festival

Beyond the Hills
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

The third edition of Dharamshala International Film festival promises a fair mix of popular and award-winning cinema

Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s ‘Labour Of Love’ makes a sweeping start
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Debut filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta's story of love during troubled times has struck the right chords with film critics.

Born Again: A short film salutes the brave spirit of acid attack survivors
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Nasreen Jahan's eight-minute film Newborns will have its world premiere on September 9, at the Toronto International Film festival in the Short Cuts International programme.

Small Wonder
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Indian-American actor Devika Bhise is excited about her role in a film based on the life of mathematician MS Ramanujan.

Pursuit of Success
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Aditya Vikram Sengupta looks to assert himself as a filmmaker with his debut attempt, Labour of Love.