Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair
The Indian Panorama Film Festival being organised jointly by Andaman and Nicobar administration and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India, began in Port Blair today on a colourful note.
Slovakian Curators have discovered world's earliest emoji
Peter Brindza, head of the archive in the Slovakian town of Trencin, claims curators discovered the world's oldest known emoji, a symbol used as a part of the signature of a lawyer who lived and worked in 1635.According to Brindza, the circle and three dots symbol is a direct ancestor of the smiley face we use today.
Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurated the 3-day Visakha Utsav in Visakhapatnam
The three-day Visakha utsav (fete) begins on Friday to showcase the potential of the city and to promote tourism, especially after the havoc wrought by Hudhud cyclone last year, according to State HRD Minister G. Srinivasa Rao.
19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav begins in New Delhi
‘Whose theatre is it anyway’ -- that’s the theme of this year’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival of National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi.
Karnataka set to celebrate Kambala festival
With the decks getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional annual buffalo race in marshy fields, held in the coastal districts of Karnataka.Kambala — the rural sporting festival of Karnataka — was once a pastime for the royal family.
PVR Cinemas launches its 'theatre on demand' service VKAAO
Multiplex chain operator PVR today launched theatre on demand service ‘Vkaao’ and plans to add 100 screens by end of next fiscal across the country.
Veteran actor Om Puri passed away
Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away, he was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66. The recipient of two National awards and two Filmfare Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Om Puri had an illustrious film career , spanning over four decades.The actor also received an honorary OBE in 2004 for his contribution to British cinema.
The Padma Shri awardee, studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his classmate. Born on October 18, 1950, hailing from Ambala in Haryana, Om Puri made his film debut in 1976 with the Marathi film 'Ghashiram Kotwal'.
Eminent British economist Tony Atkinson died.
He was a British economist.
He was a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.
Sir Atkinson student of James Meade, Atkinson virtually single-handedly established the modern British field of inequality and poverty studies.
Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passed away.
Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan — the last survivor of the "Sitar Trinity" of India along with the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan — died.Conferred with the Padmashri, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, Khan hailed from the Indore Gharana and is credited for innovating the unique music style of "Jafferkhani Baaj".
Born in 1929 in Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, during his music career spanning over six decades, Khan played the sitar for various Bollywood films, including Mughal-E-Azam, Kohinoor, Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje, among many others.
TO MAKE A BIOPIC ON JAYA…
Legendary Telugu Filmmaker, Dasari Narayana Rao who has been in the industry for four decades announced that he will be working on Jayalalithaa’s biopic. This 151 films old director told a leading daily that he has started penning the script for the film, which would be a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil.