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A 17- member jury headed by acclaimed filmmaker and actor Amol Palekar has selected the Marathi language feature COURT as India’s entry for best foreign language film to compete at the Academy Awards (Oscars) next year. Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, COURT is his debut feature film. The film presents a hard hitting non-linear account of …

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Trekking, camping, hitchhiking, couchsurfing, walking miles following an old map, spending months without a cell phone or internet connectivity… and all this in the harsh mountainous regions of Kazakhstan and in the dense forests of Laos- these words might give a shaking shiver of excitement to most of us. For many, this might seem to …

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TRANSGENDER – Does the word ring a bell? Does it acquire your unwarranted attention? For those who are socially aware and conscious about sensitive issues this word might not bring about earth shattering changes but for most of the inhabitants of our country the word and the associated meaning might be very well still considered …

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by Shashi Tharoor Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam, India’s 11th president, who collapsed and died, aged 83, on Monday evening while doing what he loved – addressing students – was an extraordinary Indian. Born in humble circumstances in a Muslim family in rural Tamil Nadu, a young boy who sold newspapers as a …

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