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Democratizing Copyright

The internet has changed almost everything, except copyright.<p>Copyright is one of the most important parts of the world economy. It protects all …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Data Mining

The Pearl Button: Chilean documentary is poetic journalism

Chile

'Hard to watch': Afghans react to $6m Australian film aimed at asylum seekers

The Journey depicts the harsh measures that face Afghans who pay to be transported across the Indian Ocean<p>A movie commissioned by Australia’s immigration department to deter Afghan asylum seekers has had its premiere on local TV, seeking to reinforce a widely held view that unauthorised travel to …

Indian Ocean

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Filmmaking

Analysis of 170,000 Kickstarter Campaigns Reveals 3 Fundamentals of a Crowdfunding Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no magical “open sesame” key that will guarantee a crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal. But that doesn’t mean that success is a game of chance, either.<p>Researchers at University at Buffalo School of Management found that …

Was Indira Gandhi right to use air power against her own countrymen?

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>The government gave a free hand to the Army to use the most brutal methods.<p>POLITICS<p>| In real time | 5-minute read | …

India

Outsiders vs patriotic voices: The new lines in Bastar

As the Chhattisgarh Police launches a strong push into this Naxal stronghold, there have been other casualties: journalists and activists told to …

India

5 most picturesque train journeys in India

From the mountains to the seas, India has a vast variety of landscapes to please travellers with. And train journeys are a great way to enjoy …

Most Interesting Facts About Hinduism You May Not Know

The world’s 3rd largest religion closely following Christianity and Islam is Hinduism. Hinduism is the world’s oldest known religion and originally …

Hinduism

Move over, Oscars: Here are the ten most interesting films screened at Sundance Film Festival

Feb,14 2016 13:59:29 IST<p>The Oscars might be buzzing around your ears, but things have already moved on to the next level. The recently concluded …

Sundance

The case of Saba Qaiser and the film-maker determined to put an end to 'honour' killings

In 2014, Saba Qaiser was shot in the head by her father and dumped in a river. She survived. Now Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy wants her Oscar-nominated film about Saba to expose the shameful crime Pakistan has ignored for too long<p>Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a documentary film-maker whose 2012 film about acid …

The Oscars

Advantage BJP after Headley names Ishrat Jahan as Lashkar supporter

David Coleman Headley’s deposition that Ishrat Jahan – killed in an encounter in 2004 – was involved with the Lashkar-e-Taiba has created a political …

This Actor From Wes Anderson Movies Was Held From a Flight Because of His Turban

Pretty ridiculous.<p>Waris Ahluwalia, an actor most famous for his appearance in several Wes Anderson films as well as the designer behind House of Waris, was turned away from a flight on Monday after security officials questioned him about his turban.<p>The Sikh actor, who's appeared in 17 movies …

Mexico City

Jihadi film that sparked censorship row in France released with 18 certificate

Directors of documentary Salafistes say their aim was to show reality of life under extremists in Africa and Middle East, but some saw it as propaganda<p>A French documentary about life among jihadi groups in Africa and the Middle East, which sparked a row over censorship, has been given an 18 …

Terrorism

Hulu will be the 'exclusive streaming home' of all future IFC Films documentaries

Hulu will soon start ramping up its collection of documentary films. The streaming service announced today it closed a deal with IFC Films to become the "exclusive streaming home" for all future documentary releases from the studio after their theatrical release. This includes documentaries …

Walking into the jihad trap

Data shows that jihadi terrorism has actually declined<p>Written by |<p>How often have you heard statements along the lines of jihadi terrorism posing an …

Terrorism

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

‘The Ties That Bind’ Is A Documentary That Will Delight Every Bruce Springsteen Fan

Even as a devout fan of Bruce Springsteen (I’ve seen him live 18 times, I think… it might be more), I do wonder when he’ll stop releasing retrospectives on his greatest works. Now, I don’t <i>want</i> him to stop, but after his <i>Born to Run</i> box set; the release of <i>The Promise</i>, which documented the making of</i> …

Why the cow is considered holy in Hinduism

The veneration is traced back by some to about 5,000 years ago when pastoralists speaking Indo-European languages are supposed to have spread from …

Shrien Dewani told Anni their union was 'not natural' days before she was murdered

Mr Dewani said he was "forcing" himself to feel happy about marriage in emails between the couple days after their wedding<p><b>Shrien Dewani</b> told his new wife in emails sent days after their lavish Indian wedding that he felt their union was "not natural" and he was "forcing" himself to feel happy, a …

Crime