Entertainment  /  Published 17.04.20

George Mackay on '1917' that’s up for 10 Oscars

It’s early summer 2019 and George MacKay is standing in a trench, staring into the eyes of Colin Firth. They’re making a First World War film on Salisbury Plain, which is standing in for the Weste...
By Kyle Buchanan/New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 15.04.20

Oscar winner Emma Thompson on her favourites

Emma Thompson, double Oscar winner (Howards End for acting, Sense and Sensibility for writing), environmental activist and dame (anointed in vegan sneakers), is frank: She admits that her bank balance...
By Kathryn Shattuck/ NYTNS in

Entertainment  /  Published 27.03.20

Guneet Monga forays into the short film space

In her digital foray, Guneet Monga has produced Zindagi in Short, an anthology of seven short films for Flipkart Video. The slice-of-life shorts by Gautam Govind Sharma, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Punar...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

Books  /  Published 20.03.20

Dead romances as sweet as the oboe’s sound

Did International Fragrance Day — celebrated on March 21 every year — exist when Patrick Suskind, in his bestselling book, Das Parfum (1985), wrote, “Odours have a power of persuasion stronger t...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Entertainment  /  Published 22.02.20

Donald Trump taunts Parasite win

President Donald Trump veered off script at a rally in Colorado on Thursday night, when he attacked the Academy Awards for giving the best picture Oscar to Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite.“How bad we...

Entertainment  /  Published 11.02.20

Visual Effects Society offended with 'Cats' joke

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is upset with James Corden and Rebel Wilson's act during the Oscars where they made fun of the CGI effects in 'Cats'.At the Sunday's ceremony, the two actors came onst...
By PTI in Los Angeles

Entertainment  /  Published 10.02.20

Discovery of a New (non-English) World

Parasite, a dark social satire from South Korea, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film in a language other than English to claim the movie industry’s highest hon...
By Reuters in Los Angeles

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.20

Sunny Park to Oscar red carpet

A daughter-in-law of Calcutta walked the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday.Poh Si Teng, the co-producer of a 28-minute film that was in the race for an Oscar, is married to a lawyer from Ballygunge a...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 10.02.20

'Parasite' creates Oscar history, wins Best Picture

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By New York Times News Service/Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling in Los Angeles

Entertainment  /  Published 10.02.20

Brad Pitt, 'Parasite' win early at Academy Awards

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The 92nd Academy Awards have started off on script: Brad Pitt won his first acting Oscar for his performance in Once Upon on a Time ... In Hollywood and Bong Joon ...
By AP in Los Angeles


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