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IN PRAISE OF GIRISH KARNAD
09.06.19 - *RAMACHANDRA GUHA

Like most other Indians of my generation, I first saw Girish Karnad on the screen in one of Shyam Benegal's films. I first saw him in the flesh in New Delhi's India International Centre, circa 1990, dining alone. Many eyes went to him - apart ...
  


Using Google Maps for directions? It can be misleading at times
18.02.19 - Team PT

Google Maps is arguably one of the most useful mobile applications ever launched by a technology company. It serves as the default map provider not only for consumers but also for major ride-sharing services. Some of the key features of Google Maps include calculating the ...
  


TV serials 80's ...
#MeTooIndia
13.10.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

There is no doubt that the TV serials Ramayan and Mahabharat in the late 1980s altered the nation's consciousness quite radically. For thousands of years these were oral texts but in electronic form on TV, unlike perhaps how their creators imagined, the Ramayan at least ...
  


Rahul Gandhi Bats For Freedom Of Expression; Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhaskar praise his stance
SACRED GAMES ROW
15.07.18 - TEAM PT

The controversy surrounding Netflix's new show 'Sacred Games' over a line critical of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi refuses to die. The show got embroiled in a controversy as complaints were filed against Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of the show, by two Congress men, ...
  


Punjab Kala Parishad to confer Jaswant Singh Kanwal with 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar'
25.06.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 25: The Punjab Kala Parishad would honour eminent Punjabi literatteur Jaswant Singh Kanwal with 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar' on the eve of his birth centenary. The Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar and the Secretary ...
  


Why the film Nanak Shah Faqir would be a disaster for Sikhs
PEOPLE, CULTURES AND BELIEFS
11.04.18 - Turbaned Man

"WHY DON'T YOU paint the 10 masters?” I asked the young Sikh artist. A master at Punjabi landscape and Sikh portrait painting, he was saying no to commissioned work that required painting the Gurus. Two fresh immigrants nostalgic about mango trees and people we left ...
  


No ban on 'Nanak Shah Fakir': Capt Amarinder
10.04.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, April 10: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday clarified that, contrary to what was being stated in a section of the media, no orders banning the movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir' in Punjab had been issued by his government.
 
He said that it ...
  


Rangroot offers a peek into Panjab's tragedy
NOT A REVIEW
26.03.18 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. It is some thoughts when I watched the movie Sajjan Singh Rangroot. 

Among the hullabaloo when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited India last month, one story missed attention. Finally when Panjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh met Canadian PM Trudeau and ...
  


I hate God for killing Sridevi and I hate Sridevi for dying
26.02.18 - Ram Gopal Varma


I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more ..I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax ...
  


Congress upset due to Priyanka’s cleavage on calendar
Naturally Wild. Kyunki yeh Assam hai.
20.02.18 - Team PT

WHEN THE NATION is busy seeking the answer to the mystery of NiMo’s bank transactions, in a North-Eastern state, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has become a part of another controversy.

Priyanka, who is the brand ambassador for Assam Tourism, has upset some Congress leaders in ...
  


PNB Scam: Who is Nirav Choksi and what he is doing In the name of God?
19.02.18 - Team PT

NATION WANTS TO KNOW that who is NIRAV CHOKSI?

Actually Nirav Choksi is the name of the protagonist in a thriller ‘In the name of God’ authored by former banker Ravi Subramanian. While the book was released in July 2017, now after the Punjab National Bank ...
  


Trouble for Shah Rukh Khan: IT department attaches Alibag farmhouse
30.01.18 -

Shah Rukh Khan’s sea-facing farmhouse in Alibaug, that was the venue of his last birthday bash, has invited fresh trouble for the actor. Back in 2017, he was heckled by MLC Jayant Patil for causing a commotion at the mainland and soon after reports surfaced ...
  


Have you watched Padmaavat? Say something totally non-sense!
PADMAVATI - KARNI KYA & KATHNI KYA!
28.01.18 - S Pal

"THERE IS NOTHING OBJECTIONABLE in the film."
 
And there cannot be a worse defence of the right of a film maker to make a film, or the right of the people to watch that film.

"Believe me I have watched the movie. It only glorifies Rajput culture."

That's ...
  


Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as CBFC chief, Prasoon Joshi to replace him
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday sacked as chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification in India. His successor is famous lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
 
Talking to media, CBFC member and filmmaker Ashok Pandit said, "Yes, it is correct. Pahlaj Nihalani had to resign from his chairmanship. Recently ...
  


This heartwarming film about Hindu-Muslim unity just won at the London Indian Film Festival
A Billion Colour Story
01.07.17 -

A film about Hindu-Muslim unity won the Audience Award at the annual London Indian Film Festival.

A Billion Colour Story, which depicts harmony between Hindus and Muslims, is produced by Bollywood filmmaker Satish Kaushak and directed by Padmajumar Narasimhamurthy.

"It’s incredibly special for us that A Billion ...
  


Amitabh Bachchan's 'Pink' to be screened at the UN on special invitation
26.11.16 - TEAM PT

 To say that Shoojit Sircar’s Pink is one of the most ground-breaking films of the year 2016 would be an understatement. Not only did it win the hearts of the audience but it also managed to stir some very important debates around feminism and women ...
  


Google street view camera blurs cow's face in Cambridge
17.09.16 - TEAM PT

We are used to faces and number plates being obscured by Google to protect privacy for images on Street View, but animals don’t often suffer the same fate – except for this Cambridge cow.
 
The animal was photographed by the Google street view camera on a ...
  


Facebook clarifies : Privacy control post is a hoax
02.07.16 -

You may have noticed many users copy pasting a post on their Wall alleging Facebook may be compromising your private data. Now, Facebook has clarified that it is a hoax. In fact, that post is believed to have surfaced back in 2012.
 
Facebook issued a statement ...
  


Dilip Kumar 'fine now', may be discharged from hospital on Tuesday
18.04.16 - pt team

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati hospital on Saturday morning for treatment of high fever and nausea, is likely to be discharged on Tuesday.
 
Saira Banu's manager Murshid Khan told IANS: "Dilip sir is fine now and all his reports are also normal. ...
  


Malaika-Arbaaz confirm their separation in a joint statement
29.03.16 - pt team

After months of speculation that Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan were heading for a divorce, the two have have now confirmed their separation.
 
For the past few weeks, Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan had been denying rumours about trouble in their 18-year marriage. In ...
  



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