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Anand Patwardhan’s ‘Reason’ wins best documentary award at IDFA

Anand Patwardhan’s ‘Reason’ wins best documentary award at IDFA

November 29, 2018

Anand Patwardhan's four hour and twenty minutes long documentary, Reason dealing with the declining secularism in India, wins the Best Feature-Length Documentary award at the 31st International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.

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The five essential reads for Indian fantasy fiction

The five essential reads for Indian fantasy fiction

November 28, 2018

It has almost been a decade since Amish Tripathi's debut novel, The Immortals of Meluha took the country by storm. In the time since then, the fantasy genre of Indian literature has grown by leaps and bounds and now, it is vaster than ever.

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Odisha Tourism’s latest campaign to attract international footfalls

Odisha Tourism’s latest campaign to attract international footfalls

November 27, 2018

In an attempt to promote the state tourism on an international level, the Odisha government's latest tourism campaign focuses on the Hockey World Cup while targeting its international fanbase.

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Odisha releases bilingual dictionaries for tribal languages

Odisha releases bilingual dictionaries for tribal languages

November 26, 2018

In a drive to promote and protect the tribal culture in the state, the Odisha state government released bilingual dictionaries and trilingual tribal language proficiency modules for use in elementary multilingual education.

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An app to track snake bites and save lives

An app to track snake bites and save lives

November 23, 2018

The Big 4 Mapper app developed by the Indian Snake Bite Initiative will track snake species for the purpose of developing better antidotes among others.

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Indian golfer wins Rookie of the Year award on European Tour

Indian golfer wins Rookie of the Year award on European Tour

November 20, 2018

Despite a deadpan performance in the final round of 80 at the European Tour, Shubhankar Sharma bags the Rookie of the Year prize.

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KIFF 2018 showcases the best of regional and international cinema

KIFF 2018 showcases the best of regional and international cinema

November 19, 2018

The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) completed 24 years and focused on the cinema of two countries here fore underappreciated by the Indian audience: Australia and Tunisia.

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India’s girl child survival rate up by four fold

India’s girl child survival rate up by four fold

November 15, 2018

UNICEF reports says that for the first time in five years, India's girl child mortality has shrunk down four fold.

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India’s first feature length documentary on workplace harassment

India’s first feature length documentary on workplace harassment

November 14, 2018

Chennai based indie film-maker, Vaishnavi Sundar’s documentary examines the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. It talks about the Act’s provisions and the implementations of the same.

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French theatre artist brings the Marguerite Duras’ L’Amant to India

French theatre artist brings the Marguerite Duras’ L’Amant to India

November 13, 2018

French theatre icon, Maud Andrieux performed a solo act based on Marguerite Duras's 'L'Amant' in Kolkata, concluding her tour across India.

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Kolkata to play host to European modern artists

Kolkata to play host to European modern artists

November 9, 2018

First time visitors to Kolkata and cross media abstract artists, Ina Kaur and Lorella Paleni have teamed up with returning sculptor, Christian Bold to create a collaborative art project inspired by their stay in the city.

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