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Despite apex court ruling, women make-up artists face taxing times
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The CCMAA had a 59-year-old rule which barred women from working as make-up artists in the film industry.

Despite SC ruling, female make-up artists face taxing times in Bollywood
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The incident with Dixeira seems to have once again revived a sense of uncertainty among female make-up artists.

Eat, Pray, Love
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

At the historic American Express Bakery in Byculla, Mumbai, time stands still.

‘I don’t see more than 25-30 hookah lounges reopening in the city’
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Suneet Chadha, the key petitioner in the hookah bar case that contested the BMC rules, talks about his legal fight.

Mark The Territory
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Filmmakers and the animal welfare board walk the tightrope when it comes to using animals in films

Mark the territory
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Filmmakers and the animal welfare board walk the tightrope when it comes to the use of animals in Hindi films

College students perform at streets to make city roads safer
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The programme was initiated in August and will go on till December.

A project on providing solutions for housing in Mumbai makes it to New York’s exhibition
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

A project on providing solutions for housing in Mumbai takes into account Indian realities and finds its way into an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Sonakshi Sinha: No one’s questioned my talent
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

She made her debut opposite Salman Khan and has since worked with some of the biggest Hindi film stars.

It’s true! Kim Kardashian to enter ‘Bigg Boss’ house soon
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Kim Kardashian will soon be in India on her maiden trip and upon arrival, she will be entering the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala.

Ranveer Singh: I have a raging libido
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

"I have a raging libido.” There are some things you will never hear a Bollywood star say in public, and definitely not on record. What Ranveer Singh has casually pronounced, 20 minutes into our conversation, is one of those.

Reeling Children In
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The Children’s Film Society announces a new film festival with cleanliness as the theme for its first edition.

Reeling Children In
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The Children’s Film Society announces a new film festival with cleanliness as the theme for its first edition.

Big Picture: Life is beautiful
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

A Supreme Court ruling that’s expected to be passed in the coming week will place make-up artists like her on a par with their male colleagues.

The woman who has made up for 59 years of Bollywood bias
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Make-up artist Charu Khurana wins the right to work in cinema

Modi scores over Gandhi in Swachh Bharat puppet shows
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Script cleared by Sangeet Natak Akademi, which says there is directive to use PM’s name during plays being run in schools.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s demise is a huge loss to the industry, he had great comic timing: Govinda
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

The actor is survived by his wife Sunanda Amrapurkar and three daughters.

On way to Wankhede, all were for Modi, none for his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Supporters seemed disappointed at the ‘big show’ when it became clear the PM won’t address them

One in every two boys in India are sexually abused, says ‘Delhi Belly’ actress Poorna Jagannathan
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

After success of Nirbhaya, Poorna Jagannathan hopes her two new plays will spread awareness on sexual abuse of male child

Notes from the Other Side
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

After the success of Nirbhaya, Poorna Jagannathan hopes her two new productions will spread awareness on sexual abuse of boys

Comedies are 3-star films: ‘Happy Ending’ director Raj Nidimoru
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The director duo admits that their next, among other things, takes a dig at the film industry

Alcohol warning not to apply to all films, says CBFC chief
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The statutory warnings had triggered a furore among film personalities, with speculations that the ‘rule’ will now apply to all films.

The Trial of Arun Ferreira: A political activist writes about the oppressive life in an Indian jail
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

In college at St Xavier’s, Mumbai, in the early 1990s, Arun Ferreira was the “khooni cartoonist”, the young man with an unusual way of aiding the annual blood donation drive. Whoever donated blood received a keepsake in the form of their caricature, which Ferreira made on the spot. Over time, as Ferreira turned to full-time […]

Interpreter of Maladies’ silver screen version to be screened at NFDC’s Film Bazaar
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Amitav Kaul’s adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning Interpreter of Maladies is one of the 32 projects at the NFDC Film Bazaar this year.

Groove to Garba
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

In order to match steps with revellers, Mumbaikars enroll for crash courses in dance and start dieting ahead of the Navratri season

This was a surprise: Liar’s Dice director on her film’s selection as India’s official Oscar entry
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

A road movie, Liar’s Dice is a comment on the increasing rural-to-urban migration.

Bollywood warming up to its neighbour Pakistan?
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

With the influx of Pakistani actors in Bollywood, Indian cinema may be warming up to our neighbour.

I&B gives extension to CBFC members 45 days after term ends
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

The communication to the members is post-dated to Sept 2 and doesn’t specify period of extension.

Renovated Nariman House opens with 26/11 scars intact
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

The spot where Rabbi Holtzberg was shot dead also stands untouched on the second floor.

Renovated Nariman House opens after 6 yrs, with its 26/11 scars intact
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

The place is far more fortified now.

Remembering Richard Attenborough: He put India in the spotlight
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Film and theatre personalities remember Richard Attenborough, director of the film Gandhi, which won India its first Academy Award.

How Omung Kumar’s wife Vanita recreated Mary Kom’s Manipur in Manali and Dharamsala
Mon, Aug 25, 2014

First-time director Omung Kumar and his production designer wife Vanita talk about what it took to make a realistic Mary Kom biopic.

Notes from the margins
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Dalit writer Urmila Pawar’s memoirs and her hard-won freedom are the focus of a new Marathi play

‘I&B ministry appoints CEO, makes them answerable’
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

CBFC chairperson Leela Samson discusses the CEO’s arrest and the board’s problems.

Censor ‘fond of Bollywood masala, parties’
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Colleagues and film industry members describe Rakesh Kumar, arrested CEO of CBFC.

Notes From the Margins: Dalit writer Urmila Pawar’s autobiography inspires a Marathi play
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Dalit writer Urmila Pawar’s memoirs and her hard-won freedoms are the focus of a new Marathi play.