Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicSci-Fi

Topic: Sci-Fi

Dark tale of China’s sci-fi industry — how to remain on the right side of CCP’s censorship

It doesn't matter that the plot of a sci-fi book or film is fictitious, the CCP wants to ensure that the imagination of writers and filmmakers doesn’t run amok.

Attack is Bollywood’s PubG-style sci-fi film. But there are only 2 reasons to watch it

The film, based on DRDO's exoskeleton programme, turns John Abraham into a ‘Winter Soldier’ of sorts. It's a healthy dose of deshbhakti minus jingoism.

Captain Vyom — India’s very own sci-fi superhero who came to life on Doordarshan

More than 20 years since it aired, the show, starring Milind Soman, will soon be adapted into a web series and five-part movie.

‘2020: World of War’ creates scenarios to depict a world on the edge

Seven scenarios, bookended by three analytical essays on the state of play of international security, are global in scope as well as meticulous in local details.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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