Bricks

  • 'Looper' filmmaker Rian Johnson to write, direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' June 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Looper' filmmaker Rian Johnson will write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII', the second installment in the new trilogy of 'Star Wars' films produced by Walt Disney Co, a source with knowledge of the plans said on Friday. Johnson, 40, who also wrote and directed 2005's 'Brick' and 2008's...
  • 4 labourers killed after chimney of a brick kiln collapses April 23, 2014

    Four labourers were killed when a chimney of an under-construction brick kiln collapsed and fell on them at English Chechraun in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said. All the four labourers, natives of Malda district of West Bengal, were trapped under a heap of debris on Tuesday. While two died on the...
  • Remembering Paul Walker: MTV Movie Awards to pay tribute to the late actor April 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Late actor Paul Walker will be remembered in a tribute featuring his movie clips at the upcoming 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, reports The Los Angeles Times. 'The Fast and Furious' star was killed in a car crash in November 2013. Walker's 'The Fast...
  • Paul Walker's father had asked him to stop performing fatal stunts March 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Paul Walker was as much a fan of daredevilry off-screen as he was in his on-screen avatars. His father was scared and asked him to give up doing stunts while the late actor was shooting for his last film "Brick Mansions". The 40-year-old actor died in a car accident...
  • Two children fall in brick kiln, charred to death March 8, 2014

    Two young siblings were charred to death when they accidentally fell into a brick kiln in Shivdaspura area in the district, police said. Suraj (6) and his sister Rubi (2) fell into the kiln when they were playing near it on Thursday. Their father Ramdhiraj and other relatives and labourers, who were...
  • Paul Walker's last film 'Brick Mansions' to be released in April in India March 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Brick Mansions', a crime-action drama starring the late actor Paul Walker as a fearless officer, will hit the Indian screens April 25 and the distributor says it will be an "absolute treat" for his fans. Being released in India by PVR Pictures, the film allows Walker's fans to see...
  • Odisha: 10-year-old refuses to work, brick kiln owner crushes his hand January 20, 2014

    Bolangir: Just a month after the hands of two bonded labourers were chopped off in Odisha's Kalahandi district, another shocker has come in from the Bolangir district. This time a 10-year-old boy's hands were crushed by his owner just because he refused to work in a brick kiln. The pain...
  • Combat bonded labour, Jairam tells Odisha CM December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after CNN-IBN reported how the hands of two young migrant bonded labourers were chopped off in Kalahandi by a labour contractor and his men after they had labourers refused to travel to Andhra Pradesh...
  • Tension prevails on third consecutive day in Lucknow's old city area August 2, 2013

    Tension prevailed in the old city area here in lucknow on the third consecutive day on Friday as members of two sects of a community allegedly indulged into brick-batting and arson. Some incidents of brick batting took place in the old city area, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Navneet Sikera, said. "We have...
  • NHRC inquires into 'bonded labourers' from Chhattisgarh April 10, 2013

    Raipur: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday took cognizance of a complaint that more than 42 people, including minors, from Chhattisgarh are working as bonded labourers at brick kilns in Jammu and Kashmir. The commission has asked its director general (investigation) to depute a team for an "on-the-spot inquiry and...
  • Ghaziabad: Man rapes, murders 6-year-old neighbour January 16, 2013

    Ghaziabad: A widower and father of a six-year-old girl has been held for raping and murdering his neighbour's six-year-old daughter in Ghaziabad, police said Tuesday. Ravi, a painter, confessed to have killed the girl under the influence of drugs the night of January 9, Senior Superintendent of Police Prashant Kumar...
  • Haryana: Don Bosco educates children of brick kiln workers December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Life at the brick kilns of Jhajjar in Haryana is especially tough for children of labourers. But thanks to a new initiative by the Don Bosco Foundation, this is fast changing. Jhajjar in Haryana makes the bricks that build India's capital. But the labourers come from all over...
  • Govt must give Santhi a job: Athletics Federation of India July 24, 2012

    Athletics Federation of India chief Adille Sumariwala expressed shock at Santhi's condition. ...
  • India's Asiad medallist working in a brick kiln July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Santhi Soundarajan, an Indian athlete whose career in sports ended after a failed gender test, is working as a daily wager at a brick kiln in Tamil Nadu, the Times of India reported on Tuesday. The Asian Games medallist was stripped of her women's 800 metres silver medal in...
  • Asiad medallist forced to work in brick kiln July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A dark side of Indian athletics has come to the fore yet again as 2006 Doha Asiad silver medallist Santhi Soundarajan works as a daily wage labourer in a brick factory, as reported by the national daily Times of India. This came after she was stripped off her medal...
  • We promote wrong films in India: Tannishtha May 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Tannishtha Chatterjee feels Indian films still have a long way to go when it comes to getting recognition in the international arena. The actress, known for her role in 'Brick Lane', points out that the focus is not on the right kind of cinema or actors in the country. Producer...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 28, 2012

    The Centre stays execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana after the Akali government appealed for clemency. ...
  • News 360: Centre stays hanging of Beant's co-assassin Rajoana March 28, 2012

    Centre stays hanging of Beant Singh's co-assassin, Balwant Singh Rajoana, until the Supreme Court decides on his petition. ...
  • Monica Ali on jury of Man Asian Literary Prize July 13, 2010

    Hong Kong/New Delhi: The Man Asian Literary Prize Monday announced its new panel of judges, including British novelist of Indian origin Monica Ali of "Brick Lane" fame, to judge the submissions for the 2010 award in a restructured format. Harvard University don Homi K. Bhabha and Chinese cultural historian Tsu...
  • Lowly bricks get hi-tech Silicon Valley treatment September 22, 2009

    Neward, (California): Forget microchips. Silicon Valley sees a profitable future in the humble brick thanks to a low-energy production process that illustrates the greening of the US technology capital. Brick maker Calstar Products is heavy on PhDs and backed by venture capitalists whose vision is to create buildings less expensively and...
  • Kaushik's Tere Sang a copy of Juno? June 25, 2009

    Mumbai: Remember Oscar winning Ellen Page starrer Juno that talks about teenage pregnancy? Well, that's what Satish Kaushik's forthcoming film Tere Sang is also about teenage pregnancy. But the filmmaker is quick to deny that his film is a copy. He insists that he wrote Tere Sang much before...
  • Farhan promotes cause to help differently able kids April 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Apart from singing, acting, directing and hosting television shows the versatile Farhan Akhtar also does his bit for a good cause. Farhan launched an innovative campaign to build a school for differently able children in Mumbai. The actor filmmaker made an appearance to support Sadhna School's 'Brick By Brick'...
  • Indian Lego-cy: Build your own Taj Mahal if you can September 20, 2008

    London: If you ever dreamed of building your own monument of love, here's an opportunity to do that. Toymakers Lego have launched an exclusive model of the Taj Mahal, which has over 5,900 pieces and is meant for die-hard Lego fans. The model made out of Lego bricks measures only 2ft...
  • Brick Lane gives Tannishtha the big break June 18, 2008

    New York: Films made around Diaspora stories have done well at the US box office in recent years. Among them was Mira Nair's The Namesake. The latest offering is Brick Lane, based on the novel of the same name. It is the story of a rustic girl from Bangladesh who marries...
  • Monica Ali lauds Satish Kaushik for Brick Lane November 9, 2007

    Mumbai: Film-maker Satish Kaushik has all the reasons in the world to celebrate for he has garnered some glowing reviews for his acting in the British film Brick Lane. Based on Monica Ali's critically acclaimed novel by the same name, Kaushik plays Chanu Ahmed, a Bangladeshi immigrant based in London,...