London: Lord Patten, chancellor of Oxford University, one of the speakers at the inaugural India Day @ Oxford, turned the question - of whether India can become a superpower, one of the implications of its matching its economic power with political power - and asked 'should it?'. Right now India doesn't seem to be too keen on asserting its power globally, and gives an impression that it would focus on governing itself rather than governing the world (in contrast to China, which he said, wants respect than responsibility). India should become a super democracy, and a super country, and it's not the same as being a super power (invoking Ramachandra Guha who has made similar arguments).
One point of contrast between China and India is around the concept of soft power. China's softpower, Lord Patten said, is limited. India's is powerful and it hasn't used it as well as it should. Its softpower comes from how it has managed a large and diverse country as a secular democracy. Softpower also comes from other sources its entertainment industry, and also literature.
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Mumbai: Film and Television Producers Guild (FTPG) has sought the Centre's intervention to discourage frivolous litigation challenging the content of films that have been certified for exhibition by the CBFC. In a letter to the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari on November 9, Guild president Mukesh Bhatt said the judicial process has been ill-treated by political parties and fake interest groups to achieve self advertisement. "Even kickstarting a...
01:01 PM, Nov 15, 2012
Los Angeles: Salma Hayek has been many things: movie star, director, producer, wife and mother. On Friday, she adds clawless and lawless to that list as the fierce, female heroine Kitty Softpaws in new animated film, 'Puss in Boots'. The movie stars Antonio Banderas as the swashbuckling cat Puss with the sexy voice and keen ability to make sad eyes who was first introduced to movie fans in 2004's 'Shrek...
02:06 PM, Oct 29, 2011
New Delhi: Blaft Publications founded by Rakesh Kumar Khanna. Formerly a totally independent publishing house based in Chennai, is going to co-publish titles with the Tata Group's Westland/Tranquebar imprints from now on. The publishing house repackages major Tamil pulp fiction as mainstream literature with English translations. It provides wider range of bestselling Indian crime novels, experimental fiction, pulp art, and graphic novels etc. Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction grabbed...
03:02 PM, Mar 23, 2011