Foreign Language

  • China Radio International's Tamil service completes 50 years August 3, 2013

    Beijing: The Tamil service of the staterun China Radio International (CRI) on Saturday celebrated its golden jubilee here, marking 50 years of uninterrupted broadcasting to various parts of the world besides India and Sri Lanka. CRI previously known as Radio Peking, broadcasts in about 56 languages including Hindi, Bengali and...
  • 'Amour' wins Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film February 25, 2013

    Austere Austrian drama 'Amour' that tackles death and aging won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday. The French-language film became the second Austrian movie to capture the Academy Award. World War Two drama 'The Counterfeiters' won the Oscar for top foreign film in 2007. The honor caps a year-long...
  • Oscar foreign film nominees reveal movie magic February 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: A few old-school video cameras, a cloned apartment, a sea of digital sharks, and an actress who helped herself to craft services were just a few tricks that international filmmakers employed in their Oscar nominated films. The five directors nominated for this year's foreign language film Academy Award revealed...
  • UK to impose Ltest lingo ban to stop cheating immigrants' January 20, 2013

    London: In a bid to stop cheating, Britain is set to ban immigrants from taking driving tests in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri, Tamil, Urdu and 12 other foreign languages under new plans to be unveiled next month. British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin ordered the crackdown to stop rogue interpreters...
  • 'Barfi' makes it to Oscar's long-list October 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'Barfi', directed by Anurag Basu, is among the 71 films named for the 2012 Foreign Language Oscar category, the Academy announced. The movie, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz, was highly appreciated in India and overseas and made a business of 100 crores. Other foreign-language entries include...
  • The films 'Barfi' could be up against at Oscars September 28, 2012

    Madrid: 'Blancanieves', a silent film shot in black and white, will represent Spain in the nonEnglish best film category at the 85th edition of the Oscars and at Mexico's Ariel awards. The Film Federation of India, authorized to select one film for the consideration of Oscars in the category of the...
  • Oscar nomination for 'Barfi' an icing on the cake: Ranbir Kapoor September 23, 2012

    Director Anurag Basu's 'Barfi', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, has been nominated as India's official entry to the 2012 Oscar Academy Awards. ...
  • Hyderabad: After 2 years, EFLU gets a VC May 14, 2012

    HYDERABAD: Prof Sunaina Singh of the Department of English, Osmania University, has been appointed vicechancellor of the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) and she will be taking charge on Monday. The Eflu has been facing a number of problems, including severe shortage of teaching staff, due to the absence...
  • Unending search resumes for EFLU VC March 21, 2012

    HYDERABAD: The search committee from the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the appointment of a regular vice chancellor for the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), visited the campus here on Sunday. The threemember panel headed by Prof Narendra Jadhav, former vicechancellor, University of Pune and member, Planning Commission...
  • India's Oscar entry is tale of India's first filmmaker September 21, 2009

    Mumbai: India's official entry at the Osacrs is a little known Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory. It is a film about India's first full length film Raja Harishchandra made by Dadasaheb Phalke. Harishchandrachi Factory is a Marathi film depicting the trials and tribulations faced by the father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke,...
  • Harishchandrachi Factory is India's Oscar entry September 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory, Mumbaibased theatre actordirector Paresh Mokashi's debut movie, will be India's official entry for the Oscars. Mokashi told IANS on Sunday that his film has been nominated by the Film Federation of India as the country's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category. The movie is on...
  • Taare Zameen Par out of Oscars, no nomination January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: India's pride, musician A R Rahman may have just scored a Golden Globe but India's Aamir Khan starrer Taare Zameen Par has not been that lucky at the 81st Academy Awards. The much touted and acclaimed film Taare Zameen Par, directed by Aamir Khan has failed to make it...
  • Rajeev's Recco: Tsotsi, a deeply moving drama March 29, 2008

    This weekend open your heart to Tsotsi, a deeply moving drama about a ruthless young gangleader who rediscovers his capacity to love when he accidentally kidnaps a baby. This South African film that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006, centres on a local thug in Soweto,...
  • Wanna make fast bucks? Learn a new language July 7, 2007

    New Delhi: With various MNCs setting up their offices in India, there is a good demand for interpreters these days. You can get lucrative job opportunities if you have proficiency in German, French, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Persian etc. Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru (JNU) offer degrees...
  • Will Water make splash at Oscars? February 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta's Water, set in preIndependence India of the 30s and dealing with the state of Hindu widows in Benares is the only film with an Indian connection at the Oscars this year. The film, which stars Bollywood actors John Abraham, Lisa Ray and Seema Biswas, is nominated...
  • Want big bucks? Pick more lingo June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Want to make the most of the next generation boom in the IT and BPO industry? Learn a European language French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or Russian. Close behind these European languages are others like Japanese, Korean and even Mandarin. That's the message coming out of a...