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Indian film is not necessarily all "Bollywood"

Submitted by hpn on February 24, 2007 - 19:43
It often is outrageous to see well respected artists making generalized comments about Indian Cinema without actually even considering the impact of it. Beeb [:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6369621.stm|has a story] quoting a criticism from the very respected actor Naseeruddin Shah. Quote:
He was speaking after the Bollywood film, Rang de Basanti (Colour Me Saffron) failed to pick up an award at this month's British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Baftas).

Sangakkara speaks on Cricketers entering World Cup

Submitted by hpn on February 24, 2007 - 19:10
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Catch Kumara Sangakkara on this [:http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/281454.html|very nice podcast on Cricinfo]. Sangakkara talks to Sanjay about the Cricketers entering this World Cup and his opinion on who might make it big (he leaves out himself, obviously) Sangakkara seems very eloquent and also forthright. "I was average at both" he says, referring to his wicket keeping and batting. "But my father helped me improve".

Organ Trade: the Indian situation

Submitted by hpn on February 12, 2007 - 11:56
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I caught up [:http://www.wired.com/news/technology/medtech/0,72675-0.html?tw=wn_index… this news article on Wired] only today. The article discusses on how organs are being sold in India in violation of the [:http://www.indialawinfo.com/bareacts/transplant.html#_Toc498337709|The transplantation of human organs act of 1994]. Quote:
More than 500 people across the state of Tamil Nadu say they've sold their kidneys to organ brokers, in violation of a ban enacted in 1994.
The articles goes on to reveal the helplessness of the authority concerned quoting an anonymous source:
"We do everything in accordance with the letter of the law on paper, but we know that almost all of the documents we see are false,"

Suchitra Bangalore International Film Festival – 2006

Submitted by hpn on December 17, 2006 - 11:04
Suchitra film society is organizing a unique film festival (its first ever) in Bangalore during Christmas (22 - 28th of December). There would be more than [:http://www.suchitra.org/pages/Biff-list.htm|80 films from all over the world] screened in a span of a week. Passes priced at Rs 600/- can be collected at [:http://www.suchitra.org|Suchitra], B V Karanth Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore.