Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Oscars

What is life like as refugee? Oscar-nominated Flee shows Afghanistan at its best—and worst

From Kabul's 'liberated' heights to 1980s Soviet regime, Taliban invasion and refugee life—Flee shows the horrors of escaping a warzone.

Asked Will Smith to leave Oscars ceremony but he refused, says Academy

The Academy will hold a vote to decide Smith’s punishment for slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage.

‘Was out of line and wrong’: Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock over Oscars slap

The apology comes after the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences condemned Smith's actions and said it would explore possible 'consequences' for his actions.

What is alopecia, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s condition that Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder which causes the body’s immune system to attack hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.

Sit down, Will ya? What Will Smith did on Oscar stage isn’t love, it’s assault

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, it wasn’t for love. Women know it was a red flag.

Will Smith hits presenter Chris Rock on Oscar stage over joke on wife Jada

Rock had said that Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, was going to be in the next 'G.I Jane' movie, a reference to her lack of hair. Smith later won the best actor award for 'King Richard'.

Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan’s Saudagar showed how women’s labour is taken for granted

Director Sudhendu Roy's 1973 film, which was India's official entry to the Oscars, transports the viewer to the old worlds of Satyajit Ray or Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

Indian documentary ‘Writing with Fire’ on Khabar Lahariya earns Oscar nomination

Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, both debutants, 'Writing With Fire' chronicles the rise of Khabar Lahariya, the country's only newspaper run by Dalit women.

‘There were better movies than Sardar Udham’: ‘Upset’ jury distances itself from Oscars row

Bengali music director Indraadip Dasgupta’s statement on decision to deny Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham an Oscar shot sparks controversy. Jury members say it was his personal opinion.

Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ picked as India’s entry for 2022 Oscar’s best international feature

Film Federation of India said the movie, directed by Vinothraj PS, was picked by a 15-member jury in a unanimous decision. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on 27 March 2022.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.