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  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature 31-03-2014 11:53 AM

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • 'Scandal' actor Short charged in felony battery case 27-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Reuters: Actor Columbus Short, best known for his role as Harrison Wright on ABC's hit drama series "Scandal," was arrested on Wednesday on a felony battery charge, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said. Short, 31, was involved in a March 15 incident where he was alleged to have punched...
  • Watch: A son resents his father all his life and when he dies, he stumbles upon his dad's terrific secret. This will make you cry 19-03-2014 09:35 AM

    A single dad struggles with poverty all his life, causing his son to rebel against and resent him. When the son goes away to college his visits home stop completely till he hears about his father's death. While cleaning his father's trunk he stumbles upon his dad's terrific secret that...
  • Shorter people are more likely to have a lower IQ than their taller counterparts, study says 05-03-2014 11:12 AM

    London: Shorter people are more likely to have a lower IQ than their taller counterparts, a new study has claimed. Scientists, including the Edinburgh University academics, identified genes which influence both height and intelligence. They found that people who are shorter than average are more likely to have lower intelligence...
  • Agra girl Shamika Tomar makes it to Hollywood, bags 2 films 14-02-2014 05:47 PM

    Shamika Tomar, who was born here, has bagged two short Hollywood films within 15 months of her stay in the US. Her future plans are to make "quality" movies in India. When she flew to Los Angeles, little did she know whether her decision to pursue her dream was the...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF 31-01-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: 17 kids from 13 schools were trained to conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit a film of their own. And, now the young filmmakers are ready with their film, which will be screened at the opening ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival. Activities around the festival began with a...
  • A short film made in just 48 hours will leave you 'Speechless' 09-01-2014 11:37 AM

    'The 48 Hour Film Project' is a venture that invites budding and amateur filmmakers from all over the world to make a short film in less than two days. This film, 'Speechless', was made by Srikant Kekare, won awards in several categories when it was screened at The 48 Hour...
  • Some stories in Savage Harvest are deeply disturbing 23-12-2013 07:01 PM

    The tumultuous partition of India and its after-effects are still fresh in people's memories. Those who suffered because of it have got myriads of stories to tell and they have been telling them in some form or the other since 1947. I myself have read some heart wrenching first hand...
  • Salt 'N' Pepper: Watch Nawazuddin, Tejaswani in a hard hitting short film 13-11-2013 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Today Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known throughout the world for his acting skills but there was a time when he was a struggler waiting for his chance. In those days, he did everything from writing scripts to acting in short films. 'Salt 'N' Pepper' is one of those short...
  • Watch Ritesh Batra's delightful short film 'Cafe Regular, Cairo' 30-09-2013 07:15 AM

    New Delhi: Ritesh Batra made the heads turn with his debut feature 'The Lunchbox', but his creations started to fetch attention long time ago. Batra's film 'Cafe Regular, Cairo' was selected and awarded at several film festivals. Interestingly, IBNLive is tracking the growth of Ritesh Batra as a filmmaker since...
  • Too much time on social media may affect short-term memory 22-09-2013 04:19 PM

    London: Always online? Take a break! People who spend too much time browsing social media could be squandering their memories or losing important information, a new study has warned. Contrary to common wisdom, an idle brain is in fact doing important work - and in the age of constant information...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi responds to plagiarism charges 06-08-2013 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' had started making waves even when it was not released. It provoked the critics and the common movie enthusiast on its release but a doubt about the film's originality surfaced when a short film by Akram Hassan was found by some bloggers....
  • 5 films that take their cue from short stories 09-07-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Like any other film industry, Bollywood also has a fascination for literature. The Hindi film industry has always given importance to the stories that have immense drama values and a leaning towards the common Indian lives. The filmmakers have tried to make famous stories in such a way...
  • Happy that dark men are being appreciated in B'wood: Nawazuddin 08-07-2013 04:12 PM

    Mumbai: Versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who changed the definition of hero with his films, says now dark men are being appreciated in Bollywood. "Now audience is ready to see all kinds of films and accepting different actors post 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'. Even Dhanush is being appreciated in 'Raanjhanaa', so now...
  • Huma Qureshi was apprehensive to go de-glam for 'Sujata' 07-07-2013 11:00 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi has said she was initially apprehensive about going without make-up for her role in short film 'Sujata'. 'Sujata' is one of the short films from Anurag Kashyap's collection "Shorts", which is directed by Shlok Sharma. "Shlok wanted me without make-up in the film as it is...
  • Huma Qureshi was apprehensive to go de-glam for 'Sujata' 06-07-2013 04:10 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi has said she was initially apprehensive about going without make-up for her role in short film 'Sujata'. 'Sujata' is one of the short films from Anurag Kashyap's collection 'Shorts', which is directed by Shlok Sharma. "Shlok wanted me without make-up in the film as it is...
  • A pleasant kind of heavy and other erotic stories is weird, sensual 01-07-2013 07:25 PM

    A stark red cover, purple text, urban settings, 9 short stories and 210 pages, a perfect blend to look forward to. A pleasant kind of heavy and other erotic stories by Aranyani came in yesterday along with two other books and I decided to pick this up. Not because it...
  • Young directors add to the characters: Nawazuddin Siddiqui 25-06-2013 05:27 PM

    Mumbai: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who teamed up with new director Rohit Pandey for 'Shorts', says working with fresh talent benefits the whole film as there is scope for inputs from both sides. "When you are working with a young director, you can share your thoughts with him - like, 'I want...
  • Indian people find festival films boring: Anurag Kashyap 25-06-2013 02:21 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap feels that audience and exhibitors in India believe that the films going to festivals are boring. "In India, there is a psychological problem that movies going to film festivals are boring. It is a problem with exhibitors. Even I had a problem (releasing movies)... Every filmmaker...
  • We haven't made 'Shorts' for the box office: Huma Qureshi 25-06-2013 02:08 PM

    Mumbai: Huma Qureshi, who will be seen in one of the stories in 'Shorts', says the film has already received so much acclaim that they are not thinking about its box office performance. 'Shorts' is a compilation of five short films helmed by five different directors - Neeraj Ghaywan, Vasan...
  • 'SHORTS' trailer: Kashyap's award winning short films in one movie 25-06-2013 11:54 AM

    Five short films, produced by Anurag Kashyap and Guneet Monga will be releasing under a feature film called 'SHORTS' on 12 July, 2013. The five short films have been directed by five different directors and features stars like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Vineet Singh and Richa Chadda. ...
  • Now, a pair of shorts, sleeping bag to charge your mobile 13-06-2013 05:55 PM

    London: Scientists have developed a pair of shorts that charge your mobile while you take a stroll wearing them. The shorts use the energy generated by an average person when they are on the move to power up a battery for four hours. Along with the shorts, researchers have also...
  • Ludhiana: Fire breaks out in camp office of Manish Tewari 09-06-2013 08:15 PM

    Ludhiana: A fire broke on Sunday out in the camp office of Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari in Sarabha Nagar area here, causing minor damage to the office equipment. The incident took place around 11 am, a fire department official said. Two fire tenders of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation...
  • Bapsi Sidhwa proves love is anything but blind 07-06-2013 02:30 PM

    Bapsi Sidhwa slips into several skins in this collection of short stories. A young Gujarati wife crossing continents and cultures to her new husband in the US, an American wife in Lahore seeking companionship - and perhaps more - from a Pakistani minister, a conservative Parsee mother trying to convince...
  • North Korea fires three short-range missiles 18-05-2013 01:59 PM

    Seoul: North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Defence Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches was unknown. Launches by the North of short-term missiles are not uncommon, but the ministry would not speculate whether these latest launches were part of a...
  • 'Dirty Love' is a book of short stories on Mumbai: Sampurna Chattarji 17-05-2013 06:15 PM

    Sampurna Chattarji's 'Dirty Love' is a sequence of stories set in the restless swirl of a Bombay where dream-shuttles speed through the rain and men fall prey to dirty love. Reeking of sewers, fish markets, slaughtered meat, and peopled with loners, misfits and drifters, these tales prise open the surface...
  • 13 short films on Tagore's poems released 09-05-2013 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: A total of 13 short films, based on of litterateur, composer and artist Rabindranath Tagore's poems, were released here Thursday to commemorate his 152nd birth anniversary. The film series have been directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation. These films have been produced...
  • Fire at Axis Bank in Avinashi near Coimbatore, 4 dead 25-04-2013 12:52 PM

    Coimbatore: A fire at Axis Bank in Avinashi near Coimbatore has left four people dead. All four dead were women employees of the bank. The bank was on the third floor and there was no emergency exit at the bank. The fire has been doused and the situation was brought...
  • Odisha: IAF test fires short range missile from Chandipur 24-04-2013 08:10 PM

    Balasore: Indian Air Force on Wednesday conducted the test fire of its short range surface-to-air missile "OSA-AK" from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, 15 km from here. "It was a routine trial carried out by the IAF to train its personnel," said a defence official. On Wednesday, three rounds...