Taking the bus….


I often travel by bus out of Goa. Flying is a necessary evil, at best, avoidable, even if somebody else is picking up the bill (as is often the case while on work). With all this global warming around us, can we justify needless carbon footprints? So, coming back to the topic of the bus… I wonder how you guys rate the varied bus services that connect Goa. For long, I used to be a Paulo fan. They’re people-like-us… if you know what I mean. Wink, wink. One of the few enterprising Goan cristaos into business, and doing well with … Continue reading Taking the bus….

Bollywood’s posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing


FN PANAJI (Goa), Nov 26: They once fired the Indian imagination, and built dreams for the millions. Today, the posters that built Bollywood are being displaced by technology and the changing needs of the time. Bollywood’s posters have long been handpainted. But technology is making that a dying-art. With a backdrop of IFFI, the 38th edition of the International Film Festival of India currently underway here, tributes were paid to this fast vanishing world of poster art. ‘Poster Boys’ is the title of a workshop and exhibition being conducted by poster artists from Mumbai. They promise to show visitors to … Continue reading Bollywood’s posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing

INDIA OPTS FOR REGIONAL CINEMA TO REPRESENT IT AT IFFI 2007


  FN PANAJI, Goa, Nov 24: An India fast gaining on technical skills, but still struggling to get the rest of the globe to take note of its regional cinema has chosen Malayalam and Bengali films to represent the country at IFFI-2007 current underway here. Two regional-language films from the south-west state of Kerala, and the eastern state of West Bengal will be the official entries at the Asian, African and Latin American Competition of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that got underway here on Friday. Lenin Rajendran’s “Night Rain” (Rathri Mazha) is about two youngsters — … Continue reading INDIA OPTS FOR REGIONAL CINEMA TO REPRESENT IT AT IFFI 2007

38th IFFI TAKES OFF AT INDIA’S WEST COAST AT GOA TODAY


FN Panaji (Goa), Nov 23: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) takes off later today in India’s smallest state, on the west coast of India. Mainstream Indian Bollywood film actor Shahrukh Khan will be the chief guest, scheduled for Friday evening (India is five-and-half hours behind UTC). The inaugural lamp — a traditional mark of inaugurations done in India — will be lit with the assistance of Priyamani, a rising star of southern cinema.  Inaugural function will be attended by Indian federal Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, P. R. Dasmunsi and Chief Minister of Goa … Continue reading 38th IFFI TAKES OFF AT INDIA’S WEST COAST AT GOA TODAY

Bollywood’s posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing


FN PANAJI (Goa), Nov 26: They once fired the Indian imagination, and built dreams for the millions. Today, the posters that built Bollywood are being displaced by technology and the changing needs of the time. Bollywood’s posters have long been handpainted. But technology is making that a dying-art. With a backdrop of IFFI, the 38th edition of the International Film Festival of India currently underway here, tributes were paid to this fast vanishing world of poster art. ‘Poster Boys’ is the title of a workshop and exhibition being conducted by poster artists from Mumbai. They promise to show visitors to … Continue reading Bollywood’s posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing

INDIA OPTS FOR REGIONAL CINEMA TO REPRESENT IT AT IFFI 2007


FN PANAJI, Goa, Nov 24: An India fast gaining on technical skills, but still struggling to get the rest of the globe to take note of its regional cinema has chosen Malayalam and Bengali films to represent the country at IFFI-2007 current underway here. Two regional-language films from the south-west state of Kerala, and the eastern state of West Bengal will be the official entries at the Asian, African and Latin American Competition of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that got underway here on Friday. Lenin Rajendran’s “Night Rain” (Rathri Mazha) is about two youngsters — Harikrishnan … Continue reading INDIA OPTS FOR REGIONAL CINEMA TO REPRESENT IT AT IFFI 2007

Indian creative energy hits festival screens across the globe


Panaji (Goa), Nov 26: Indian film is bursting forth on screens far and wide, as film-makers take advantage of a more globalised world, a spurt in the visibility of local talent, and the possibilities this throws up. “The diversity, creative insights and technical virtuosity of Indian cinema are a pageant on world screens in the fall and winter seasons of 2007,” says the latest issue of the ‘FilmIndia Worldwide’. The magazine has listed a range of Indian films taking part in global festivals during these months. From the IFFI at Goa, to the Fourth Dubai International Film Festival (Dec 9-16), … Continue reading Indian creative energy hits festival screens across the globe