Saturday, 3 December, 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

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.