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Why YOU must watch Garm Hava

There is so much goodness in Garm Hava, says Aseem Chhabra/ Rediff.com There are few films that speak about the India that our founding fathers wanted to build and the ordinary citizens whose lives shaped the country’s destiny.  Among those films MS Sathyu’s Garm Hava stands tall.  Based on a short story by Ismat Chughtai, a master at capturing Muslim lives in her stories, and a screenplay by Kaifi Azmi and Shama Zaidi, the 1974 film (yes, it is 40 years old) is an ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Meet The Sari Angels

'When I least expect it, I start to find traces of India in foreign lands,' says Aseem Chhabra. The Sari Angels in Tokyo. Photograph: Aseem Chhabra   I have been visiting Japan for the past four years. And the more I walk on the streets of Tokyo, the more impressed I am by how well residents of the city dress. Young and old, even children and teenagers, have an amazing sense of fashion. Last year I started a photo album on Facebook and titled it Faces of Tokyo. I have nearly 50 pictures ...
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Class and Crime in India in Zurich's Top 10 Films

Kanu Behl's Titli is one of the best films from India in recent years, says Aseem Chhabra from the Zurich film festival. Ten years ago, two enterprising Swiss nationals decided to bring some films to Zurich to launch what they hoped would be a bonafide film festival. People questioned their judgment, wondering whether Europe needed another film festival. Today, the Zurich Film Festival has come into its own, marking European premieres of major Hollywood films opening in the fall season, and ...
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5 performances that may win an Oscar

Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com picks his 10 favourite movies from the Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride Film Festival was a terrific opportunity to view some of the best films of the year. While the Telluride programmers do not go looking for films with thematic similarities, many of this year's offerings -- including Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Madame Bovary, Wild, Mommy and even Two Days and One Night deal with lonely people with internal struggles that reflect how they relate to the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Aishwarya can save the Mumbai Film Festival, BUT...  Rediff.com4 weeks ago The Indian Film Scene Diversifies, Even As Bollywood Dominates  NPR1 month ago 12 MUST WATCH Movies  Rediff.com2 months ago

Toast to TIFF

Aseem Chhabra gets high on Margarita, savours The Crow's Egg, hears the Tigers roar, is charmed by the Monsoon, and learns to drive at Toronto. Kalki Koechlin is a fine actress who uses her facial expressions to display so many emotions - joy, ...
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Why you should head to Goa RIGHT NOW!

'One afternoon, I spotted Karan Johar and film critic Rajeev Masand having tea with Nina Gupta, the head of NFDC, and barged into their meeting.' Aseem Chhabra's IFFI diaries... Image: Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj at Goa's Marriott and Resort Spa. Photograph: Aseem Chhabra As I stood in the lobby of Goa's Marriott Resort and Spa, I had a rare sighting. Two of the gods of Hindi cinema were talking to each other, and waiting for a car to take them for the opening of the International Film Festival ...
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Why Tim Cook's coming-out is a big thing

More than laws, what helps individuals, especially young people, to cope with their struggles is to have role models -- movie and television stars, musicians, sports figures and writers. In that regard Cook’s statement is of major significance, especially given Apple’s recognition as a global brand, says Aseem Chhabra. This weekend, somewhere in India, or Uganda or Texas for that matter, a 15-year-old teenager is sitting working on his Mac, talking on his iPhone, feeling slightly ...
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A New Yorker's Diwali in Delhi

'After living in the US for over three decades, where I would spend Diwali nights with close friends and eat Indian meals, I have recently started to return home during the festival. But none of that old Diwali exists for me.' Aseem Chhabra on Diwalis past and present. The day before Diwali I had to catch an 8 am flight from Mumbai to Delhi. My cousin's driver came to pick me up for the ride to the airport. As I brought my bag down to the car I noticed he was packing the trunk with at least ...
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Move over Siri! This Japanese phone has a heart

'When the phone's battery is running out, it will make a charming statement like "I'm feeling a little low. Please recharge me".' Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com witnesses the unveiling of four state-of-the-art smartphones at one of the largest consumer electronics shows in Japan. Remember last year's Oscar nominated film Her where a nerdy Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his operating system that speaks in Scarlett Johansson's voice. The operating system, I mean Johansson, talks to Phoenix every ...
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Brad Pitt And Jimmy Fallon Have A Breakdance Conversation In This Hilarious Video!

Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon had a good ol-fashioned breakdance conversation and enjoyed every single minute of it. The breakdance conversation was aired originally on the Wednesday night broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . ...
 Inquisitr1 month ago
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