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Film set in Mumbai wins 8 Oscars, including for best film; two for A.R. Rahman; Resul Pookutty shares award
Pinki’s tale fetches Oscar
Los Angeles: Smile Pinki , the tale of an Uttar Pradesh girl and her fight against the social stigma of a cleft lip, won the Oscar award for Best Documentary (Short). Directed by Emmy award-winning Megan Mylan, ...
Colombo’s ‘no’ to LTTE plea
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Monday rejected the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s fresh plea for a ceasefire, saying it would be prudent on the part of the Tigers to lay down arms and surrender to facilitate the safe passage of thousands of ...
Chief Justice briefed on court incidents
BJP rebuffs Jaswant, defends Operation Parakram
New Delhi: In an apparent rebuff to senior party leader Jaswant Singh, who stated last week that he would “not defend Operation Parakram,” the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said the operation was part of “coercive ...
Garib Nagar erupts in celebration
“We placed a television set here, outside this shanty. From 10.30 p.m. we watched the movie and then stayed up for the awards. We were around 35 people,” said auto driver Ramdas Gaikwad, who stays near Azharuddin Ismail’s ...
From Kollywood to Bollywood to Hollywood
Tracing the musical evolution of Allah Rakha Rahman
France to lend support for new IIT in Jaipur
Rahman an amazing innovator, says Gulzar
New Delhi: Lyricist Gulzar, who shared the Oscar for his song “Jai ho” in Slumdog Millionaire with A.R. Rahman, has admitted that he never thought Indian lyrics could win the golden statuette. It was ...
India raises a toast to Oscar winners
The awards to the three Indians is a recognition of their incredible talent: Pratibha
Our foreign policy will have muscle: Advani
India cannot depend on the U.S. to protect national interests: BJP
“A total Indian evening with Americans watching it”
It’s a starting point for India, says A.R. Rahman
A chance for Indians to remedy their record
Playing conditions make the host formidable
India is the best, say Taylor and Moles
Christchurch: In either an honest appraisal of what lies ahead or a classically conceived bit of gamesmanship, New Zealand hailed India as the best cricket team in the world. Indeed, the home side — which gathered at Lincoln on a ...
Younis Khan keeps Sri Lanka at bay
But the Pakistan skipper’s job is far from over
Property reassessment rakes in crores
CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation’s drive that began some years ago to re-assess non-residential buildings for property tax is continuing to fetch crores of rupees as additional revenue for the civic body. It had examined 75,419 ...
“Indo-Pakistani” label in Paris murder draws expatriate ire
From the shacks to the glamorous stage
Children of a lesser god do their bit with feeling, walk the red carpet and catch the klieg lights in America
CPI(M) leader’s wife, daughter set ablaze
HOOGHLY: The minor daughter of a local CPI(M) leader died and his wife sustained severe burns when unidentified assailants set fire to them in his house in this district, police said on Monday. One person has been detained for ...
Pinki’s tale fetches Oscar for Mylan
Los Angeles/Varanasi: “Smile Pinki,” the tale of a little girl from Uttar Pradesh and her fight against the social stigma that a cleft-lip could bring, won the Oscar award for Best Documentary (Short). Directed by Emmy-award ...
Tata Nano all set for grand launch
It will be offered initially to select customers
Jai Ho echoes in State prisons
“We are thinking of screening the movie in central prisons as a special case”
Looks like a confluence
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood met Bollywood at the Academy Awards this year, and the makers of Oscar champ Slumdog Millionaire hope it is a sign of future melding between the U.S. dream factory with its counterparts in India and ...
Great composer, greater human feted
Every Indian has to be proud of Rahman and his team, says P.C. Sreeram
Blaze of fame for Vilakkupara
VILAKKUPARA: The Oscar glory brought by sound engineer Resul Pookutty to India turned into a high-octane celebration in the usually sleepy village of Vilakkupara in Kerala’s Kollam district on Monday from where he hails. His natal home ...
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