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Why an Indian film has never won an Oscar

Around this time last year, the makers of <i>Court</i> had just returned from Italy. The multilingual film had premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won two awards—for the best first-time director and the best debut film.<p>Now, after many more screenings at film festivals and many more …

India

Sujatha Singh: PMO wanted me to have no reference of PM Modi in my resignation letter

Her offer to take early retirement was rejected as Prime Minister's Office wanted to delete a reference that she was doing so on the instructions of …

India

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

Google Now Will Finally Pull In Data From Your Other Apps

Google’s various services have long been more partner-friendly than those of Apple and others, but today the company announced that Google Now–its smart personal assistant–will now support close to 40 different third-party apps.<p>Among the most recognizable services include Airbnb, Lyft, <i>The Guardian</i>, …

Apps

Android is suddenly surrounded by enemies

That threat isn't from Apple. Despite its record-breaking financial success, the iPhone doesn't pose an existential threat to Google's Android. Apple isn't prepared to drop its prices enough to compete in the low-end and emerging markets that Google dominates.<p>There's a very real and growing threat …

Android Phones