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 18.12.18

Documentary set in India in Oscars shortlist

A film on menstruation, set in rural India, titled Period. End of Sentence, has made it to the 91st Academy Awards shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category.Award winning filmmaker Rayka Zeh...
By PTI in Los Angeles

Entertainment  /  Published 18.11.19

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 11.11.18

Rima Das on making films her way

Her second film, Village Rockstars, is India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in 2019, and the festival audience have started singing praises for her third, Bulbul Can Sing. Rima Das, a self-t...
By Ushnota Paul in

North East  /  Published 28.09.18

Village Rockstars rules theatres

Village Rockstars got off to a rocking start on the first day of its commercial release on Friday, with many theatres reporting near-full houses.Most of the 34 theatres across Assam where the film was...
By The Telegraph in Guwahati

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

North East  /  Published 27.04.19

Cannes premiere for Sarmah

A film made by an Assam-born director, on the therapeutic benefits of music on specially-abled children and adults, will premiere at the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) on May 16 and 17.One ...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

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...

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

World  /  Published 25.02.19

Green Book upset at the hostless Oscars

To compensate for a lack of host, the motion picture academy leaned on its presenters, including an ornately outfitted Melissa McCarthy and David Tyree Henry and a Keegan-Michael Key who floated down ...
By AP in Los Angeles


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