50 YEARS

  • Important to accept that people half your age know things which you don't: Javed Akhtar October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar just completed 50 years in the film industry and he attributes his success and longevity to his ability to adapt to the generational changes. Akhtar, 69, began his cinematic journey in 1964 when he set foot in Mumbai from Gwalior to pursue...
  • Keep majoritarianism, authoritarianism at bay: Sonia Gandhi May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping majoritarianism and and authoritarianism at bay is the best means of managing India's extraordinary diversity and holding the country together, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said. Quoting Jawaharlal Nehru in her article "Architect of Modern India" on '50 Years After Nehru' in 'The Week' magazine, she said that...
  • 30 Minutes: 1962, lest we forget October 20, 2012

    October 20 marks 50 years since the 1962 conflict with China. The 1962 SinoIndian conflict claimed the lives of 5,000 Indian soldiers. For the first time, an Indian Defence Minister along with the top military brass of the country paid homage to the martyrs. Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service...
  • 50 years of Bond, James Bond: History of the franchise October 5, 2012

    Over the last 50 years, the owners of the James Bond movie franchise have had heartstopping crises as thrilling as the ones that face their fictional secret agent. They've nearly gone bust more than once and have come close to losing all of their rights in court. But the franchise has...
  • Celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones August 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: U.S. cable channel HBO will air a new documentary about The Rolling Stones this fall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British rock band. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told journalists that the documentary, which has no title yet, was being directed by Brett Morgan. "This is all...
  • Corruption mars Goa's 50th liberation anniversary December 19, 2011

    Goa: It's the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation from the Portuguese rule. But there may be little reason to celebrate because of rampant corruption, in particular the big mining scam. On December 19, 1961, Goa woke up to the sounds of freedom. Operation Vijay that lasted less than 48 hours...
  • New age art celebrates 50 years of the pill January 10, 2011

    New Delhi: In the age of fast love, multiple relationships and early maturity, the 'pill' or the oral contraceptive has become the woman's most intimate friend. And a firstof its kind art project, featuring works by leading contemporary Indian and international artists will celebrate 50 years of the pill...
  • Blast from the past: 50 years of Doordarshan September 19, 2009

    CNNIBN salutes Doordarshan for completing 50 years in India. ...
  • India @ 9: No curtains down, Salma Sultan bets on DD September 16, 2009

    Doordarshan's enigmatic newsreader Salma Sultan who had been the face of DD for a number of years was in the CNNIBN studios on the special occasion of 50th anniversary of glorious days at DD. CNNIBN: You are coming to a television studio after quite some time, I presume. You were...
  • Those were the days: Nostalgic look at 50 years of DD September 16, 2009

    Indias longest running television channel and content provider Doordarshan or DD to many completed 50 years of public service broadcasting on September 15, 2009. It's come a long way since it first started on September 15, 1959 from a makeshift studio. Doordarshan's operations began after UNESCO gave the...
  • Doordarshan@50: Shows you won't forget September 15, 2009

    Just the other day, as I was surfing channels more out of habit than anything else, I almost fell off my chair to find good ol' Byomkesh Bakshi on DD1. And it brought back a flood of memories. Despite hundreds of entertainment channels churning out glitzy soaps and serials, it...
  • Kamal Haasan on rivalry with Rajinikanth August 18, 2009

    Chennai: He debuted as a child artiste but is now fondly called a universal star. After 50 years in the film industry, actor Kamal Haasan, talks about his muchhyped rivalry with costar Rajinikanth and a whole lot more in an exclusive interview with CNN IBN. Take a look. ...
  • Left celebrates 50 yrs in Kerela April 5, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: E M Shankaran Nampoothiripad formed world's first democratically elected communist government in Kerala in 1957. One could call it a coincidence, fifty years later, the state finds itself under the rule of another Communist government. For the Leftists, to have survived the aftermath of Perestroika and Glasnost in the...