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  • Today on Martyr's Day, watch this short film that pays a beautiful tribute to Bhagat Singh's sacrifice March 23, 2015

    '23rd March is not just a date. It is a day when every Indian needs to think how important freedom is.'On 23rd March 1931, freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar where executed. And though India lost three of her bravest sons on that day, their legacy has since...
  • 5 short scary stories that just might make you lose your sleep March 11, 2015

    Horror stories make a lovely change from your everyday woes and worries. It takes you into the realm of supernatural and over there, anything goes.Reddit.com has a section called ShortScaryStories that caters to scary stories under the cap of 250 words.Read at your riskGrandfather TimSo I lost my phoneThe Black...
  • A woman does not need a man to make this world a safer place for herself; it is her own fight March 10, 2015

    One of the most relevant and important issues of our time, is women safety. It is no secret, that women safety is in need of serious repair all over the nation.But is it enough? Increasing safety through stricter laws and faster enforcement might help, but it won't change anyone's mentality....
  • Watch: A short movie about a couple looking for a little privacy in the megacity that is Mumbai March 3, 2015

    Ever heard the phrase "get a room"? What if that room is already crowded? From irritating roommates to heavily populated clubs, to pesky landlords to cops on a power-trip; the entire universe is out there to make sure that you don't have a little alone time. Ever.Even in this day...
  • Taylor Swift's short hairdo was planned February 27, 2015

    London: Taylor Swift's decision to cut her hair short seemed spontaneous, but the singer says she had been planning it for six months. The 25-year-old got her long locks chopped last year in the presence of her friends. "I actually cut my hair here (in London), in the O2 arena backstage. All...
  • Watch these five short films on the most celebrated four-lettered word in this world: Love February 14, 2015

    Love is a weird thing. It is a weird emotion that lets loose a whole lot of other emotions and feelings. There is so much that we do for this tiny four-letter word and there is so much that we wish, was not associated with it. This Valentine's Day, Terribly...
  • India's '175 Grams' wins at Sundance film fest February 4, 2015

    Washington: '175 Grams', directed by Bharat Mirle and Aravind Iyer, is one of the five Short Film Challenge winning films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute Jan 28 premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival held...
  • Actor Tom Hanks to publish collection of stories November 4, 2014

    New York: Actor Tom Hanks will publish a book of stories linked to his collection of typewriters, publisher Alfred A. Knopf said on Monday. The book, which will include photographs, is still untitled and no publication date has been set. "I've been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 - both...
  • Snapshot: Anushka Sharma sports short crop, torn jeans at the launch of new 'PK'poster October 17, 2014

    Everybody adored her when Anushka Sharma debuted her striking new pixie-cut while shooting for PK last year. And praise continues to roll in as she promoted her film donning the same hairdo. The actress, who recently launched the new poster of 'PK', looks gorgeous in her new look. ...
  • 'Twilight' to return as short films October 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Twilight" is set to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on social-networking site Facebook. It's been revealed five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the iconic characters for "The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of...
  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: I want to make a short film with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, who had earlier talked about making a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actorfilmmaker Raj Kapoor, has dropped the idea. Now he plans to make it with the three Khans. Encapsulating Raj Kapoor's life in a short film is next to impossible, therefore, the...
  • Excerpt from Batik Rain by Ashwini Devare August 19, 2014

    Batik Rain explores the theme of rootlessness and displacement. It's about people who are drifting. But just as you are about to give up, the mist clears a little, bit by bit, till sunlight penetrates through and you feel the warmth. The stories revolve around individuals who yearn for a...
  • Harry Potter creator JK Rowling just posted a new short story about the singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck August 18, 2014

    JK Rowling's website Pottermore has posted new writing by the bestselling author about the international wizarding singing sensation Celestina Warbeck. The 500word entry about Celestina, who is sometimes known as the 'singing sorceress,' provides neverbeforeknown facts about this obscure character whom readers never 'meet' in the Harry Potter series although...
  • Smriti Irani got a certificate from Yale with a sixday course. 10 interesting short courses that could get you a prestigious certificate from Yale and MIT too! August 11, 2014

    The controversies about Smriti Irani's educational qualifications don't seem to end. While we were still debating whether HRD Minister Smriti Irani is even a graduate, the news of her Yale certificate came as a surprise to many. The minister announced how the Yale University 'celebrated her leadership capacities' at an...
  • Is the world on the brink of a new Harry Potter series? Harry is 34. Neville Longbottom is an alcoholic. 15 things revealed in JK Rowling's explosive new tease July 9, 2014

    Author JK Rowling teased a new short story just days ahead of her man wizard Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Written as a news report by the magical newspaper Daily Prophet's gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, the story is set around a Quidditch World Cup final in the Patagonian desert and is...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you guess the literary works these Bollywood films are based on? July 7, 2014

    This is a good time to test your literary accomplishments. While these works of literature are popular and timeless, the characters in the films are familiar and vibrant. ...
  • Minister's moral policing: Should alcohol & bikinis be banned in Goa? July 2, 2014

    Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the Indian culture, now wants bikini banned on the beaches of Goa. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country and takes their views on Goa...
  • 'Because I like a gentle breeze around my legs': We asked why Indians are still madly fond of the 'lungi', Twitter did not disappoint with hilarious replies July 2, 2014

    Indians made Kevin Spacy wear it. Shah Rukh Khan wore it like a boss. Most Indians who selfadmittedly like a bit of cool breeze around their legs still wear it at home. I was worried the lungi a traditional Indian cloth generally worn by men around their waist ...
  • Goa minister asks women not to wear short dresses or drink to stop crime July 1, 2014

    Panaji: Even as the furore over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape comment continues, another politician has sparked a row making a controversial comment on women. Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar has said that women going to pubs in short dresses is not India's culture. While speaking to CNNIBN, he...
  • Bruce Springsteen to debut short film on website on July 9 July 1, 2014

    New York: Bruce Springsteen will debut a short film on his website July 9. A poster of the film 'Hunter of Invisible Game' appeared on the singer's website Monday. The film is a collaboration with Thom Zimny, who has worked with the Boss in the past. No more details were provided. A...
  • Girls visiting pubs in short dresses against culture: Goa minister June 30, 2014

    Panaji: A senior minister in the Manohar Parrikarled BJP government in Goa has echoed controversial Sriram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik saying that the practice of young girls visiting pubs in short dresses is against local culture and should be stopped. "The (practice of) young girls going to pubs in short dresses...
  • Dress for success? Geneva police don shorts to protest pay cuts May 24, 2014

    Geneva police are gearing up to protest planned pay cuts in an unconventional way: by leaving their uniforms at home and donning shorts. Starting Monday, beat cops in the Swiss city will go on patrol without their uniforms and civilianclothed officers will show up for work wearing short pants, Swiss...
  • Now a Youtube channel for short film lovers May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A dedicated channel for short stories that are made in India has already garnered much curiosity. The channel, known as Pocket Films, is one stop channel on Youtube that caters to all kinds of short films that are made in India. The channel has around 75, 000 subscribers...
  • Watch: This short film by IIT Kharagpur students will show you the darker side of Facebook addiction May 7, 2014

    It is a daily routine to log in to Facebook and scroll down to check every update on your newsfeed. Your newsfeed will always have different kinds of people some will include you real life friends and a few people here and there you have no idea about, but still...
  • 'Bombay Mirror': This 3minute short film will change your opinion on fanaticism forever May 1, 2014

    At the time when an entire nation is obsessed with politics, here is a mindblowing shortfilm that demonstrates how anyone can go from secular to communal in a matter of seconds. "In times like ours, when all are groping around in the dark to find their belief systems, I feel...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    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 March 27, 2014

    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 and...
  • 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 March 19, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 quotient...