Festival

  • Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Cannes: Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life against the backdrop of palm trees and yachts. From Brigitte Bardot to Angelina Jolie, Grace Kelly to Nicole Kidman - the stars of yesteryear and...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip 18-04-2014 10:21 PM

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during...
  • 67th Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood star power vs world cinema 18-04-2014 07:43 AM

    Paris: Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's 'Adieu au Langage' will bring the accustomed Gallic...
  • YRF's 'Titli' starring Ranvir Shorey to compete at Cannes film festival 17-04-2014 06:13 PM

    Mumbai: Indian filmmaker Kanu Behl's 'Titli' has been chosen for screening in Un Certain Regard section of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, to be held May 14-25. Backed by Yash Raj Films (YRF) and produced by Dibakar Banerjee, 'Titli' revolves around the volatile relationship between two brothers - one...
  • 'Yellow' bags 3 National Awards, B-Town cheers for producer Riteish Deshmukh 17-04-2014 03:13 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi venture 'Yellow' won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards, and the Hindi film fraternity is proud of the 'Grand Masti' star. Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter: Karan Johar: Congratulations Riteish! Proud of you for...
  • Muse, Pharrell headline Coachella amid dust storm 14-04-2014 09:24 AM

    Reuters: British rockers Muse and R&B singer Pharrell served up musical highlights at the Coachela Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday amid windy weather and cooler temperatures. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy delivered high-energy performances of the bands hits songs including "Hysteria," "Resistance," and "Magic," but a large portion of...
  • Hilary Duff reunited with estranged husband Mike Comrie? 13-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress and singer-songwriter Hilary Duff and her estranged husband Mike Comrie showed up as a couple on the first day of the Coachella Music Festival, sparking off reconciliation rumours. Looking happy and often seen holding hands, the couple Friday didn't show any signs whatever of troubles that led...
  • Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion 13-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Reuters: Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the...
  • Watch 'A Most Wanted Man': The late Philip Seymour Hoffman is just terrific in one of his last film trailers just out 12-04-2014 08:49 AM

    He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and achievements of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death in New York brought a stunning halt to his extraordinary and unpredictable career. An Oscar winner...
  • Award-winning Bengali film 'Phoring' selected for LA film festival 07-04-2014 05:50 PM

    Kolkata: Bengali film 'Phoring', which was screened in the IFFI-2013, has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival of independent experimental Indian films. The film, which deals with a boy stepping into his adulthood and the attendant questions that appear in his mind, will be screened on April 12...
  • Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Dekhi' to be screened at Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 07-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Mumbai: Rajat Kapoor's "Ankhon Dekhi" will be shown as part of the 12th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), and the actor-filmmaker is upbeat about it. IFFLA will begin Tuesday. "If you are in LA - watch 'Ankhon Dekhi' on April 9 as part of IFFLA 2014," Rajat...
  • Goa to host Suchitra Sen film festival 03-04-2014 12:40 PM

    Panaji: The Entertainment Society of Goa is all set to pay tribute to legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen by hosting a three-day-film festival next week. Suchitra Sen film festival, which will kickstart from April 11 at Maquinez Palace , will present the classics of the late doe-eyed beauty including 'Harano...
  • Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly' to open New York Indian Film Festival 02-04-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will open with Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', a sensational tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence that begins with the disappearance of an aspiring actor's 10-year-old daughter. Celebrating its 14th year, NYIFF, widely recognised as the oldest, most prestigious Indian film festival...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan 30-03-2014 10:04 AM

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen...
  • 'Hindustan Hamara' review: The film is neither hero-making nor critique 18-03-2014 05:43 PM

    Director: RV Ramani Towards the end of 'Hindustan Hamara', RV Ramani has a conversation with the subject of his 100-minute documentary film - veteran film-maker Anand Patwardhan. Ramani and Patwardhan are not just two different generations; they also represent two different forms of film-making. In their conversation, we get a...
  • New York Indian Film Festival to spotlight Gurinder Chadha 18-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New York: The 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival will put the spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her acclaimed film 'Bhaji On The Beach'. The six-day festivities at the oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America...
  • Odisha: Festival coincides with polls in Ganjam, may affect voting 18-03-2014 01:49 PM

    Thousands of people in Ganjam district will skip voting on April 10 as the they will be away from their villages to participate in the seasonal folk dance festival 'Danda Nata'. The D-day coincides with the festive season which is celebrated from April 1 to 14 to appease Lord Shiva...
  • Holi: Google sprays a pichkari to create a colourful doodle 17-03-2014 01:08 AM

    New Delhi: After a gap of two years, Google has posted a doodle commemorating the festival of colours - Holi. Google 2014 Holi doodle is in fact quite similar to the 2011 doodle, but with a pickhari (spray gun) added in the 2014 version. This is the fourth doodle that...
  • The Citizen Journalist Holi Special Show 16-03-2014 11:13 PM

    In this Holi special show, we get you voices from Tihar jail. Also, what does Holi mean for police personnel who stand guard as we break into celebrations and much more on the show. ...
  • UP Governor, chief minister extend Holi greetings 16-03-2014 04:54 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have extended their greetings to the people of the state on the festival of Holi. The governor, in his message, said the festival of Holi gives message of love and harmony irrespective of caste and religion. He also appealed the...
  • Holi looks much better in Bollywood, than it does in real life 16-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Holi, while a great mating ritual for some and a special festive time for others, has been one of the favourite festivals of Bollywood. Beautiful people prancing around in white clothes, the heroine giving "come hither" look to the hero, the hero coming and playfully smearing colour on...
  • Priests to walk on Holi bonfire on Monday in Mathura 16-03-2014 12:36 PM

    Hundreds of people will gather to commemorate the victory of good over evil, when two priests in villages Falen and Jatwari of the district will walk through bonfire of Holi to enact the Prahlad-Holika episode on Monday. Babulal Panda of village Falen and Santosh Panda of village Jatwari, in Chatta...
  • Celluloid Chapter organises African Film Festival in Jamshedpur 15-03-2014 08:57 PM

    One of the oldest Film Society of the Eastern India "Celluloid Chapter" organized an African Film Festival in the steel city of Jamshedpur from Saturday. The film festival was kicked off with the screening of Oumarou Ganda directed Nigerian movie "Le Wazzou Polygame" and Fadika Kramo-Lancine-directed film "Djeli" of Cote...
  • Hema Malini, Dharmendra to attend Muscat film festival 12-03-2014 05:16 PM

    Dubai: Film stars Hema Malini, Dharmendra and are likely to attend the 2014 edition of the Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF), which will be held from March 23 to 29. The eighth edition of the MIFF is being organized by the Oman Film Society under the auspices of the Ministry...
  • Twitter Fiction Festival to be held on March 12; you also can join 10-03-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Twitteraties now have a unique opportunity to showcase their storytelling skills. From March 12 a five-day virtual writing celebration called the Twitter Fiction Festival will be held entirely on the social networking site in which anyone can join and tell stories. Organised by the Association of American Publishers...
  • Twitter Fiction Festival: Author Meghna Pant will be retelling the Mahabharata in 100 tweets on March 13 10-03-2014 01:27 PM

    The Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House are partnering from March 12-16, 2014, to put on this year's Twitter Fiction Festival which will see a showcase of authors from across the industry crafting fiction on Twitter. During the festival, anyone is invited to jump in and tell stories...
  • Week-long International Yoga Festival concludes in Rishikesh 08-03-2014 09:26 PM

    The curtain came down on Saturday on the week-long International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan on the banks of the Ganga here with over 600 participants from 50 countries learning the nuances of the ancient Indian system of physical and spiritual well being at the annual event. "The participants left...
  • Election Commission changes Lok Sabha poll dates for Goa to April 12 08-03-2014 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday changed the Lok Sabha poll date for Goa and one seat in Jharkhand due to religious festivals following demands for the same. The date for the two constituencies going to Lok Sabha polls in Goa has been advanced from April 17 to April...
  • Rana Dasgupta's 'Capital' a brilliant take on 21st Century Delhi 07-03-2014 12:20 PM

    Rana Dasgupta's Capital was making waves at the Jaipur Literary Festival this year. I couldn't attend any of his sessions there but the book caught my fantasy. It looked beautiful in a black & golden jacket, shining all the way. Then it was at a famous bookstore in Delhi, where...
  • Harish Rawat vows to create zero-pollution zone in Uttarakhand 01-03-2014 11:03 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday advocated creation of a zero-pollution zone in the hill state to present a model of environment conservation to the world. Inaugurating the week-long International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, Rawat spoke at length about the fragile Himalayan ecology and said creation of a zero-pollution...