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  • 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...
  • Agra girl Shamika Tomar makes it to Hollywood, bags 2 films February 14, 2014

    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 right...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF January 31, 2014

    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 short film made in just 48 hours will leave you 'Speechless' January 9, 2014

    '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 December 23, 2013

    The tumultuous partition of India and its aftereffects 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 November 13, 2013

    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' September 30, 2013

    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 his...
  • Too much time on social media may affect shortterm memory September 22, 2013

    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...