Eight cinematographic traditions meet at South Asia film fes


Eight diverse countries, differing historical and political traditions, unmatched cinematographic backgrounds and over 45 films – mixed together, it is a treat for cine buffs at the on-going South Asian Film Festival here. This four-day festival, which ends on Monday, is seeing films from eight South Asian Countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh.. read more | digg story Advertisements Continue reading Eight cinematographic traditions meet at South Asia film fes

The new GEO… in India


Has anyone of you run into the new GEO? Vol I Issue I is just out, and available at Varsha’s (Panjim). Probably elsewhere too. GEO is a German magazine, for the first time being published in English, and that too in India. I could call it a German National Geographic, but it’s probably better. The photographs are superb. Take a look at the “mouse lolly” below, and zoom in to read the caption! What was a pleasant surprise was to see GoaWriter Himanshu Burte’s article prominently displayed. Nice piece, fantastic images. Himanshu’s article is about the “Trading Places”. He writes: … Continue reading The new GEO… in India

South Asian Film Festival opens in Goa on Friday (June 27, 2008)


[Photos above: at the festival, some South Asian films… and the setting] June 27 – 30, 2008 south asian film festival SOUTH ASIA FOUNDATION presents …..dissolving boundaries South Asian Film Festival in collaboration with ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY OF GOA FRIDAY June 27, 2008 Kala Academy 5.00 pm Inaugural Function 7.00 pm Osama/ Afghanistan/ Dir. Siddiq Barmak/ Dur. 83 mins ESG1 5.00 pm Golden Cup/ Bhutan/ Dir. Tshering Penjore/ Dur. 130 mins 7.15 pm Gul Chairah/ Afghanistan/ Dir. Sayed Wahidullah Qathalie/ Dur. 46 mins 8.00 pm Chandni Bar/ India/ Dir. Madhur Bhandarkar/ Dur. 150 mins ESG2 5.00 pm Shomapti/ Bangladesh/ Dir. Tanveer … Continue reading South Asian Film Festival opens in Goa on Friday (June 27, 2008)

Linken, Chandor


Linken Fernandes is the guy who was behind the Chandor people‚Äôs plan, crafted around 2007. Of course, it was a team effort. Maybe I’m a bit biased, because I know of the work Linken co-authored, ages ago, in the 1980s, with Dr Claude Alvares … a report to the Goan people on the state of the police (in Goa). Hard to access this document today. Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: Chandor, people’s plan Continue reading Linken, Chandor

Non-Roman multi-lingual top level domain names


My friend in the Carribean, Deirdre Williams <williams.deirdre at gmail.com> told me about the work of Gabriel from Argentina and Jamil from Pakistan. She wrote: “We were discussing the new multi-lingual tlds (ICANN meeting in Paris) and I offered you as someone interested in the use of non-Roman scripts on the Internet. Jamil is a software engineer, Gabriel a lawyer….”  Interesting …  Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: Net, non-English Continue reading Non-Roman multi-lingual top level domain names