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'Indians need to grow up'
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'Indians need to grow up'

'67 years after India gained independence, its people still get offended by the slightest issues in films.' Aseem Chhabra points out lessons India and the US need to learn from the Sony hack and subsequent ban on The Interview.It has been a peculiar month, when the news about a relatively lowbrow film -- The Interview -- has occupied the news cycles, with Sony executives, the politicians and, most of all, President Barack Obama weighing in.The latest report that some independent theatres across ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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 ...
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Lunchbox's housewife to Homeland's ISI agent!

'Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts were tables away, seated next to each other, at the SAG awards. I was shamelessly staring,' Nimrat Kaur tells Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com Nimrat Kaur was acting in ad films and performing in plays when she was hired to act in Vasan Bala's Peddlers. That film opened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and later, the Toronto International Film Festival. But for some reasons, it has not been released in theatres. Image: Nimrat Kaur, at the SAG ceremony. Photograph: ...
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Obama quotes Shah Rukh Khan

By | Yahoo India 5 minutes ago New Delhi, Jan 27: US President Barack Obama surprised everyone by quoting Shah Rukh Khan's famous line from Aditya Chopra's 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. "Senorita, bade bade deshon mein... or something like this.
 Yahoo! India2 days ago
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'You don't want to see someone's power go unchecked'

'Sri Lanka has a large military presence in the north and east, where it is very difficult for the war-affected civilian population to move forward.' 'Right now the military is doing jobs that should be for the civilians. I would like to see Sirisena consider demilitarisation,' novelist V V Ganeshananthan tells Aseem Chhabra. The election results from Sri Lanka are still coming in, but what observers see has stunned them. Of course, no one is more stunned than President Mahinda Rajapaksa who ...
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Why every parent must watch Boyhood

In Boyhood, I saw the father that I had been to my son: Not always perfect, but never giving up on the child I helped to bring to this world, says Aseem Chhabra. Early one morning, in 2008, I was traveling in a bus going crosstown on Manhattan's 23rd Street heading to my son's school. I was lost in thought when I suddenly heard a commotion at the back of the nearly empty bus. I looked up and saw a man in his 30s pulling his two children, while they dragged their backpacks. By the time it ...
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Pravasi Special: Build and they will come

will fade quickly if the Modi government does not raise its game, and focus significant monetary resources and managerial skills on making India's infrastructure truly world-class, says Ram Kelkar.As India gears up to honour its pravasis on January ...
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India water week from January 13

an effort to raise awareness, conserve and use water resources in an integrated manner, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India will be observing "India Water Week" from January 13 to 17th of ...
 24Dunia2 weeks ago
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The Indian film that will make waves at Sundance

Prashant Nair was trained as an electrical engineering at Purdue University and then worked in New York City in the Web agency world. He later started a social media company in Paris. Nair had long held the desire to make films and finally at 32 he quit his work to direct his first project Delhi in a Day. That film traveled to a number of small film festivals and also got limited theatrical release in India. Image: Suraj Sharma in Umrika. Nair, left, below, has bigger goals set for his second ...
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Top 11 Foreign Language Films, 2014

Beautiful movies, from across the world. The year 2014 was big when it came to foreign language films, as many film festival award winners played in theatres in New York City. This year 83 countries submitted their films for the best foreign language film category at the Oscars, which was a record. While the list has been shorten to nine semi-finalists, the original submissions include strong stories that examine human conditions around the world. Here, Aseem Chhabra lists his 11 favourite ...
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