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  • Delhi University clears 3 year format for under graduate courses July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University's Academic and Executive Councils on Saturday approved the courses restructured from the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme to fit the new three-year format. Emergent meetings of the two statutory bodies of DU were held to clear the resolution on approval of the courses in order to facilitate the commencement...
  • HC refuses to give urgent hearing to petitions on DU's four-year course June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to two cross petitions, one for implementation of the four-year undergraduate programme(FYUP) by the Delhi University, and the other against it. The petitions were mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Pratibha Rani and V Kameswar...
  • Bhagyashree Patwardhan: There are layers to every relationship, it takes a trauma to reveal them June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: "Maine Pyar Kiya" fame actress Bhagyashree Patwardhan will soon be seen on the small screen in a new show "Laut Aao Trisha". She plays a mother in search of her missing daughter and says the complexities of the character made her accept the offer. Thrilled to be part of the...
  • Rajinikanth praises Tamil comedy 'Mundasupatti' June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth recently watched Tamil comedy "Mundasupatti" and lauded its makers for giving audiences a perfect family entertainer. He also heaped praise on the performances of the film's lead actors. A story set against a superstitious village, the film features Vishnu Vishal, Nandita, Ramadass and Kaali Venkat in lead roles. "I...
  • Yale World Fellows: Nandita Das and Parmesh Shahani honoured with the Ivy league degree April 8, 2014

    Washington: Award-winning Indian actress and director Nandita Das and head of Godrej India Culture Lab Parmesh Shahani have been named 2014 Yale World Fellows, taking the number of Indian fellows to 15. With the addition of Das and Shahani, India has more fellows in the global Yale World Fellows network than...
  • I am not a 'woman' director when I'm directing: Nandita Das March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Activist and actor Nandita Das, noted for voicing women's issues, feels that females are still marginalised and face stereotypes in their daily lives. While directing the Hindi political thriller 'Firaaq' in 2008, the actor said she had encountered the "typical mindset" which a woman faces when she "tries...
  • Power of 49: Women are multi-taskers, says Nandita Das February 24, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. ...
  • Power of 49: Women are multi-taskers, says Nandita Das February 14, 2014

    Bollywood actress Nandita Das said that women intrinsically are more empathetic. Power of 49 is a campaign launched by CNN-IBN and IBN7 have partnered with the Tata Group on Tuesday in Mumbai. ...
  • Hyderabad-born attorney is Secretary of state for Texas December 21, 2013

    Hyderabad-born attorney Nandita Venkateswaran Berry has been appointed the Secretary of State for Texas, making her the first person of Indian origin to hold the third top executive job in the southern state. Announcing the appointment of Berry, 45, Governor Rick Perry called the Houston-based attorney one of the most accomplished...
  • Nandita Das finds it tough to perform Saroj Khan's moves December 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Nandita Das, who will be seen with husband Subodh Maskara in upcoming Spanish film 'Traces of Sandalwood', finds it tough to keep pace with ace choreographer Saroj Khan for one of the songs of the film. After 23 years in the film industry, Nandita has finally got a chance...
  • Nandita Das to soon start shooting for a Spanish project October 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Nandita Das, who will be seen with husband Subodh Maskara in upcoming Spanish film 'Traces of Sandalwood', will start shooting in a month's time. The film will be shot here and in Barcelona. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Mumbai Film Mart (MFF), which endeavors to find completed and...
  • Filmmaking getting frighteningly expensive: Mukesh Bhatt October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Besides exhibition of movies, film festivals also serve as a platform for aspiring filmmakers to "showcase their talent" and "understand monetization", said Bollywood filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt Friday at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). He was speaking at the opening ceremony of Mumbai Film Mart (MFM), an...
  • 'Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara' review: It's a film with purpose October 3, 2013

    Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Ashwin Kakumanu, Swathi Reddy, Nandita, MS Bhaskar, Livingston Director: Gokul Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Not all comedies are made with a purpose to entertain and educate viewers. It's a rarity in Tamil cinema to expect a film to even remotely try anything beyond merely entertaining its audiences, let alone...
  • 'Alik Sukha' review: A complex subject told beautifully September 15, 2013

    Cast: Deb Shankar Haldar, Rituparna Sengupta, Sohini Sengupta, Biswanath Basu, Kharaj Mukherjee Directors: Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay, Nandita Roy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 'Alik Sukha' is a 'tale of fleeting happiness' jointly directed by Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy. The film sensitively captures the lives of a successful gynecologist, Kingshuk Ghosh (Deb Shankar Haldar),...
  • CJ Show: Dark is Beautiful September 2, 2013

    Dark is Beautiful is an awareness campaign that seeks to draw attention to the unjust effects of skin colour bias and also celebrates the beauty and diversity of all skin tones. ...
  • CJ Show: Nandita Das on Dark is Beautiful Campaign September 2, 2013

    Actor Nandita Das talks about the obsession with fair skin and why she is part of 'Dark is beautiful' campaign- an initiative against the belief that a person's worth is measured by their skin tone. She wants people to shun their fascination for skin lightening products and feel comfortable in...
  • Om Puri gets bail, leaves for shooting in Britain September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri, who was accused by his wife Nandita of domestic violence, breathed a sigh of relief when he was finally granted bail. In addition to bail granted Saturday morning, he has been allowed to leave the country on professional assignment. The beleaguered actor was expected to leave for...
  • Actor Om Puri arrested, released on bail in wife assault case August 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Noted actor Om Puri was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting his wife, and later released on a bail bond, police said. "The actor was arrested after he surrendered before the police and later granted bail on a bond of Rs 10,000 on Saturday," Senior Inspector Harishchandra Parmale of...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri's bail plea disposed by court August 31, 2013

    The sessions court on Saturday disposed of the anticipatory bail application filed Bollywood actor Om Puri, who is accused of assaulting his wife, after he told the court that he wants to withdraw the plea. The move comes after Mumbai police told the sessions court that Puri has been only charged...
  • Om Puri lying about being out of town, alleges wife August 29, 2013

    Journalist-columnist Nandita Puri, who filed a police complaint of domestic violence against her husband and actor Om Puri, on Wednesday claimed he was lying when he said he was out of town when he allegedly beat her. "All lies... He is lying and he was in Mumbai. After the incident, he...
  • Om Puri denies wife's allegations of violence August 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who has been accused of domestic violence by his second wife Nandita Puri, denied the allegations, saying he was in Kolkata when he was alleged to have beaten her. "I have returned from Kolkata on (Aug) 25th. So how can I beat her on the (Aug)...
  • Om Puri seeks anticipatory bail in wife assault case August 28, 2013

    Bollywood actor Om Puri, who was booked for allegedly assaulting his wife and since declared absconding, on Tuesday filed an anticipatory bail application in a sessions court. The 62-year-old actor was booked under sections 324 (punishment for causing hurt by dangerous means), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri says his wife is hysterical August 27, 2013

    A day after actor Om Puri's estranged wife Nandita filed a case of domestic violence against him, the actor denied all the charges and called her hysterical. He also said she is very dominating. ...
  • Om Puri still missing, search on, says Mumbai Police August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Om Puri is not traceable, a police officer said Tuesday, adding the actor was being sought in the wake of a domestic violence complaint filed by his wife. Om Puri's wife Nandita lodged a complaint against him on Aug 23 at the Versova Police Station. "When Nandita Puri had come to...
  • Bollywood actor Om Puri booked for assaulting his wife Nandita August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Critically acclaimed Bollywood actor Om Puri has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife at his apartment in suburban Andheri, police said on Monday. "Om Puri's wife Nandita Puri approached us on Thursday night with a complaint against her husband. She complained that her husband Om Puri assaulted her...
  • Bollywood actor Om Puri booked for assaulting his wife Nandita August 26, 2013

    Critically acclaimed Bollywood actor Om Puri has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife at his apartment in suburban Andheri, police said in Mumbai on Monday. "Om Puri's wife Nandita Puri approached us on Thursday night with a complaint against her husband. She complained that her husband Om Puri assaulted her...
  • FTP: Is the Indian preference for fair skin becoming an obsession? August 21, 2013

    'Dark is Beautiful' is the name of a new campaign launched to campaign against the Indian obsession with fair skin. It was the second most shared article last week. The article has once again has once again reignited the debate on whether the Indian preference for fair skin is now...
  • Vendhar movies heads to Geneva for three movies audio launch May 29, 2013

    Chennai: Vendhar Movies, one of the leading distributors in Tamil cinema, will have audio launch of its three Tamil films 'Thillu Mullu', 'Sutta Kathai' and 'Nallanum Nandhiniyum' in Geneva, scheduled to take place June 1. "For the first time in Tamil cinema, Vendhar Movies is releasing the audio of their three...
  • Telugu film 'Prema Katha Chitram' to be released on June 7 May 26, 2013

    Telugu direcor Sudheer Babu's upcoming romantic-comedy 'Prema Katha Chitram' will be releasing on June 7th. Nanditha is the lead actress in this film. The story-dialogues are written by Maruthi. He is jointly producing the film alongwith R Sudharshan Reddy under the banner of R C A Creations and Maruthi Talkies. J...
  • One shall learn to compromise as a debutant: Senthil Kumar May 4, 2013

    Chennai: A film is not a one-man show, but the output of a team and, therefore, it's important to compromise wherever needed, says first time director R S Durai Senthil Kumar, whose debut Tamil film 'Ethir Neechal', released recently. "It's easy to get carried away after you don the hat...