Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicShekhar Kapur

Topic: Shekhar Kapur

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.

Shekhar Kapur’s Masoom is as beautifully relatable as it was almost 40 years ago

Starring Naseeruddin Shah & Shabana Azmi, the movie features some of R.D. Burman and Gulzar's finest work, & three adorable kids.

Mr India may have been played by Anil Kapoor but Sridevi was the best thing about it

Arguably India’s first superhero movie, Mr India is the result of things not working out as planned — and no one is complaining.

‘Rockstar’ PM for Gambhir but not a ‘star’ for Anand Sharma & Robert Vadra’s ‘good diet’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Bandit Queen, MP, feminist: Phoolan Devi could never be put in a box

Eighteen years after her assassination in Delhi, Phoolan Devi still baffles many as a cultural icon, bandit, murderer and lawmaker.

Upset national film awardees threaten boycott because President will only hand over 11

Awardees were informed one day before the ceremony that President Kovind can only attend for an hour, and will not present all the awards personally.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

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.