Netflix and Amazon Rewrite Bollywood Rules With Focus on Women

Bloomberg QuickTake: Now published this video item, entitled “Netflix and Amazon Rewrite Bollywood Rules With Focus on Women” – below is their description. A supernatural film celebrating a female vigilante who’s mistaken for a witch. A biopic about one of India’s first woman combat pilots. And a Mumbai take on “Sex in the City” featuring … Read more Netflix and Amazon Rewrite Bollywood Rules With Focus on Women

Fear, concern as India coronavirus cases surpass 5 million

Global News published this video item, entitled “Fear, concern as India coronavirus cases surpass 5 million” – below is their description. India’s coronavirus cases surged past five million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed. Residents in various cities expressed fear … Read more Fear, concern as India coronavirus cases surpass 5 million

Netflix and Amazon Score Big Wins in Battle for Bollywood

India makes more films and sells more cinema tickets than any worldwide, making it one of the biggest potential prizes for streaming platforms owned by Netflix, Disney, and Amazon. Bollywood — as India’s mainstream film industry is called — has long been resistant to shifting online, and the changes of the coronavirus era are offering … Read more Netflix and Amazon Score Big Wins in Battle for Bollywood

Mars 2020: Opera Singer Writes an Anthem for Red Planet

It’s the summer of Mars. Three countries – newcomers UAE and China, along with veteran the U.S. – are separately aiming to launch robotic spacecraft to the red planet. Mumbai, India-born opera singer Oscar Castellino has penned a national anthem for Mars, hoping to inspire future exploration of the red planet. “Rise to Mars, men … Read more Mars 2020: Opera Singer Writes an Anthem for Red Planet

Morocco’s Bollywood Dream | Al Jazeera World

Asked to pick a country where people are passionate about Indian cinema, few might choose the North African Kingdom of Morocco. Bollywood came to the country in the 1950s, where it was embraced for its glamour, dance, romance and pure escapism. There is no obvious explanation for the connection, although it may have started when … Read more Morocco’s Bollywood Dream | Al Jazeera World

Is India’s Covid-19 tracing app an instrument for mass surveillance?

As debate rages in France over the Covid-19 tracing app StopCovid, India’s own government-launched app has already been downloaded over 100 million times in just over a month. The launch of Aarogya Setu, which means “a bridge for health” in Hindi, has been a resounding success. But despite this victory and the recent announcement that … Read more Is India’s Covid-19 tracing app an instrument for mass surveillance?

Indian actor Irrfan Khan passes away in Mumbai

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who starred in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” has passed away in Mumbai. Khan was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. He went to London for medical treatment last year, before returning to India to complete the sequel to his film “Hindi Medium.” Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Indian actor Irrfan Khan passes away in Mumbai

Sister Angelique ‘The hand of God’ | Al Jazeera Close Up

In 2013, Sister Angelique Namaika was awarded the Nansen refugee prize by the UNHCR. It was in recognition of her extensive work with more than 2,000 women in DRC. Many of these women are survivors of rape and abuse by fighters of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The prize came with an award $100,00, allowing her … Read more Sister Angelique ‘The hand of God’ | Al Jazeera Close Up

Delhi riots: ‘No-one who saw the photo thought I would survive’ – BBC News

A victim of the Delhi Riots speaks to the UK’s BBC News. A Reuters photo of a Muslim man being brutally beaten by a Hindu mob became the defining image of religious riots that broke out in Delhi in February. Mohammad Zubair survived the attack after he lost consciousness and was left for dead. However, … Read more Delhi riots: ‘No-one who saw the photo thought I would survive’ – BBC News

Trump’s Trip To India Gets Off To A Shaky Start

The Late Late Show with James Corden published this video item, entitled “Trump’s Trip To India Gets Off To A Shaky Start” – below is their description. James Corden takes a look at the news of the day, including Deontay Wilder’s loss to Tyson Fury, Bernie Sanders’ big win in Nevada and President Trump’s visit … Read more Trump’s Trip To India Gets Off To A Shaky Start

The man who lost his family – BBC News

In 1971, a brief war between India and Pakistan over the territory of Kashmir shifted the border 6 kilometres into Pakistan’s space. Four villages became part of the Indian territory, and the villagers away from home on that day were permanently split from their families. Farhat Javed of BBC Urdu and Aamir Peerzada of BBC … Read more The man who lost his family – BBC News

The Global Herald Interview Series: Ramesh Chennithala – President of Kerala PCC

Ramesh Chennithala is the President of the Kerala state chapter of the Indian National Congress. The Indian National Congress (INC) is one of the two main parties in Indian national politics. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the INC won the majority of seats and formed a coalition government named the United Progressive Alliance. At … Read more The Global Herald Interview Series: Ramesh Chennithala – President of Kerala PCC

Film: Rakht Charitra Billed as Bollywood’s Most Violent Film

Rakht Charitra was released on 22nd October 2010 with the second instalment due to hit cinemas on 11th november 2010. An ambitious two-part biopic shot in three different languages by director Ram Gopal Varma, the film is thought to be the most gruesome movie currently available in Bollywood. It tells the story of Paritala Ravi … Read more Film: Rakht Charitra Billed as Bollywood’s Most Violent Film