Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicFTII

Topic: FTII

In 2015, she faced disciplinary action & FIR at FTII. Now, Payal Kapadia is a Cannes winner

Payal Kapadia's 'A Night of Knowing Nothing' won the best documentary award at Cannes. In 2017, her short film 'Afternoon Clouds' was India's only official entry to the festival.

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur appointed as president of FTII and chairman of governing council

The 74-year-old filmmaker's appointment was announced by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

FTII alumna, whose CatDog was only Indian film at Cannes 2020, now unsure of its future

Ashmita Guha Neogi's short film CatDog was chosen from more than 1,900 submissions for Cinéfondation Selection at Cannes that did not have a physical edition this year due to Covid.

Girish Karnad’s last work was an unfinished autobiography in English

Acted in classics Manthan and Malgudi Days, Sahitya Akademi awardee Girish Karnad revisited historical figure in plays such as Tughlaq and Yayati from Mahabharata.

Ritwik Ghatak, the celluloid rebel who used cinema as a political tool

Revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak mirrored the pain of Bengal’s partition and refugee crisis through his famed trilogy, which began with Megha Dhaka Tara.

Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman, cites other professional commitments

Anupam Kher, who needs to be in the US for a TV show, says he had told Smriti Irani about this commitment at the time of appointment as FTII chairman.

The only constant amidst changing circumstances and fortunes was SD Burman’s unfettered quest for perfectness in music

The legendary musician never shied away from experimenting with new shades of rhythms and was eternally resilient to constantly improve his compositions.

On Camera

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Funeral ceremony of Major Nair | By special arrangement

The wife, the family and the Army – the politics of ‘Veer Nari’ and compensation

India has the highest number of war widows in the world, but little research on their lived experiences. Perhaps it's time to question the Army's dynamics and relationship with women.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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