Deepika Padukone

Film tourism in India: Bollywood beckons

Film tourism in India: Bollywood beckons

June 26, 2021

In a country where people live and breathe Bollywood, films have for long been a powerful tool for tourism promotion as the locales used in big hits almost always end up seeing a significant boost in tourist arrivals soon after the films’ release. Though this has been on for de...

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India on the backfoot at WEF 2020 in Davos

India on the backfoot at WEF 2020 in Davos

January 29, 2020

At the recently concluded Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the usual star of the show, India, was on the defensive, unlike the previous years and notably in 2018 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the plenary speech, becoming the first Indian leader to del...

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Bollywood 2020: New year ushers in a galore of anticipated movies

Bollywood 2020: New year ushers in a galore of anticipated movies

January 9, 2020

While remakes of old Bollywood movies and sequels seem to be the majority in the list, there are a few real-incident and films based on unusual themes which are also highly anticipated this year.

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Bollywood movies echoing Indian history

Bollywood movies echoing Indian history

October 30, 2019

With Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat set to hit theatres at the end of this year and the announcement of Baiju Bawra by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, here is a look at the period dramas of Bollywood which retold the tales of history.

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Suicide prevention in India needs multi-pronged approach

Suicide prevention in India needs multi-pronged approach

September 21, 2019

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest report released a day before World Suicide Prevention Day, India has the highest suicide rate in the South-East Asian region with 16.5 suicides per 100,000 people.

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It’s time for the Cannes Film Festival 2019

It’s time for the Cannes Film Festival 2019

May 14, 2019

The largest producer of films in the world, India, has a rather meagre representation at the prestigious Festival de Cannes with no official screenings on the charts. Even the government’s own participation is slim due to the general elections.

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Padmavati’s historical allegiance

Padmavati’s historical allegiance

October 25, 2017

Is the most awaited film of the year releasing this December a piece of fiction?

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Les femmes indiennes au Festival de Cannes

Les femmes indiennes au Festival de Cannes

May 24, 2017

Les femmes du cinéma indien passent de moins en moins inaperçues sur la tapis rouge au Festival de Cannes. Mais au-delà de la mode, quelle présence ont-elles cette année, notamment derrière l’écran ? « Le cinéma, c’est l’art de faire faire de jolies choses à de ...

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L’Inde à Cannes
Deepika Padukone visiting Cannes as the new face of L’Oréal Paris

Deepika Padukone visiting Cannes as the new face of L’Oréal Paris

April 12, 2017

Joining Bollywood actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif who have formerly endorsed the brand, Deepika Padukone recently became the new global brand ambassador for the French cosmetic brand – L’Oréal Paris.

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Bollywood stars garnering global attention

Bollywood stars garnering global attention

February 8, 2017

Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Anupam Kher and Irrfan Khan, among many others, have made it big with stunning performances internationally. And, with the start of 2017, many others are in the line to join them.

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Growing intolerance towards cinema’s reflection of the society

Growing intolerance towards cinema’s reflection of the society

February 2, 2017

Indian cinema is going through a rather turbulent phase of radical ideological discord and what gets hurt in this interplay of social and political forces is the art of cinema - freedom of expression, rest in peace!

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