Satyajit

Oscars: India Selects 'Village Rockstars' for Foreign-Language Category

The award-winning film follows a young girl in a remote village who battles poverty while chasing her dream of owning a guitar and starting a rock …

Film Festivals

Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Showcases Talent on Both Sides of the Pacific

Perhaps you’re one of the legions ready to binge-watch season two of the crime thriller <i>Sacred Games</i> on Netflix.The show is based on the 2006 novel by …

Film Festivals

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta on reading 60 books across continents

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta is a bilbiophile, and what she loves most about books is the way they smell. As the chairperson of the five-member jury for the …

Man Booker Prize

Trump Just Keeps Underestimating China

<i>New to Bloomberg Opinion Today? Subscribe here.</i><p>Today’s Agenda<p>Trump shouldn’t hold his breath for China to capitulate in the trade war.<br>• Rushing the Kavanaugh confirmation would be disastrous.<br>• Post-crisis reforms didn’t make derivatives any less risky.<br>• Why are you paying 88 times earnings for Tesla …

Arby'S

Shabana Azmi Birthday: Top 10 roles of the Masoom actress that show her acting prowess at its best; see pics

One of the most controversial movies till date, Fire saw Shabana playing the role of a homosexual woman who explores her sexuality in an affair with …

Entertainment (India)

The Risk of Derivatives Isn’t Gone. It’s Merely Morphed.

Markets have served a timely reminder of the latent risk from derivatives — the wild beasts of finance. Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., almost to the day, a private trader and one of Norway’s richest men suffered 114 million euros ($132.6 million) of losses on …

Trading

Streaming: the best Indian films on All 4 and beyond

<b>All 4</b>, Channel 4’s streaming and catch-up service, is not a resource I use as often as I should, at least when it comes to sourcing highlights for this column. That’s partly because some of their most surprising offerings are rather obscurely folded into the more typical fabric of the brand: people …

Film (UK)

Animated film by The Radical Array Project pays tribute to Satyajit Ray

The video revisits sequences from key films by Ray, including ‘Pather Panchali’ and the Feluda series.<p>Kolkata band The Radical Array Project has …

Entertainment (India)

Being Shobhaa De

“This sari,” says Shobhaa De, her fingers running over its <i>pallu</i>, which sits elegantly on her lap, “is 40 years old.”<p>The sari — a beautiful, blue …

Yves Saint-Laurent

This week’s best home entertainment: from Maniac to Michael Palin in North Korea

Maniac<p>Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux star in this new Netflix original, a dark comedy that sounds like Black Mirror with a few more laughs. A pair of troubled mental patients risk everything for a cure as they act as guinea pigs for a new experimental drug. But will it prove to be a …

British Humour

Once upon a forest

Two Indian films, almost 50 years apart, reflect what has or has not changed in the forests

Business (India)

Love Sonia Review: Mrunal Thakur delivers in hard-hitting sex trafficking drama

The harrowing lives of sex trafficking victims gets a realistic treatment in Tabrez Noorani's debut feature. What makes the drama more compelling is …

Entertainment (India)

6-Year-Old, Alone At Odisha Home, Allegedly Raped By Minor Relative

The incident happened when the girl was alone in the house at Mahisakhal locality on Tuesday.<p><b>Bhubaneswar:</b><p>A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a …

Odisha

'Anarchy' At Kolkata's Presidency University?

Some call it 'anarchy' at Presidency University, Kolkata - a university which has had the likes of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Amartya Sen and …

India

How the Emerging-Markets Contagion Loop May Play

Slowing global trade is evidence of how emerging-market stresses are being transmitted to advanced economies. The real concern of contagion remains financial linkages, though.<p>Since 2009, non-resident gross flows into EM financial assets — loans, debt and equity securities — have averaged around $1 …

Opinion

Apple’s first-gen smartwatch rules a market where the iPhone is struggling

Apple may be struggling to take the iPhone’s market share in India beyond just 2%, but there’s one segment where it is winning: smartwatches.<p>In the second quarter of 2018, Apple Watches made up 35% of the total smartwatches sold in India, according to market tracker Counterpoint Research. The …

Smartwatches

75 Years On, V Shantaram’s Iconic Studio Is Down but Not Out

In its 75th year, Mumbai’s Rajkamal Kalamandir studio – which has spawned over 2,000 films – still lives on amidst the twisty lanes of the once …

Entertainment (India)

Here’s How A Fast-Spreading Currency Crisis Could Wipe Out Your Money

A fast-spreading currency crisis could cause major economies to collapse and wipe out the value of dollar-denominated accounts across the country.A …

Currency Crisis

Is Tesla Going Up in Smoke?

Today’s Agenda<p>Elon Musk’s act is wearing thin.<br>• Global commerce is already suffering from Trump’s trade threats.<br>• Melania Trump should talk to her husband first about the evils of anonymous sourcing.<br>• Strong wage growth makes the Fed’s job harder.<p>Tesla Has an Elon Musk Problem<p>Elon Musk brought Tesla Inc. …

Opinion

Haffkine Institute: Expert committee proposes reforms

While the report was submitted to the state government by the committee in April, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reviewed it last week.<p>Written by | …

Devendra Fadnavis

What will happen to armed forces as homosexuality a punishable offense under their laws?

New Delhi, Sep 8: The Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code has decriminalised homosexuality but will this also be applicable …

Armed Forces

How the U.S. Has Weaponized the Dollar

Convinced of an existential threat from competitors, America is weaponizing the dollar to preserve its global economic and geopolitical position.<p>While the U.S. accounts for about 20 percent of the world’s economic output, more than half of all global currency reserves and trade is in dollars. This …

Opinion

'Our currency, your problem': The US has made a weapon of the dollar

When combined with access it gained to data from Swift, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication's global messaging system, …

Sanctions

You Can’t Box This Idiot

There are facts that must give us pause before we rush to judgement on the phenomenon of television serials using convenient shorthands like …

Television (India)

Apple’s early-generation smartwatch rules the Indian market even as the iPhone struggles

Apple Watches made up 35% of the smartwatches sold in India in the second quarter of 2018.<p>Apple may be struggling to take the iPhone’s market share …

Smartwatches

Indian film vies for Sutherland Award

A take on women police officials' war against crimes gets British Film Institute's attention<p>Ivan Ayr's heart-wrenching take on two women police …

Film Festivals

It’s Not Time to Hit the Ejector Seat on Emerging Markets

This is no time to panic about emerging markets.<p>Imagine you hadn’t read the headlines about emerging markets this week. You didn’t know that South Africa slipped into a recession, or that the currencies of Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia are near record lows, or that seemingly every emerging-market …

Emerging Markets

The art of story-telling

In a recent presentation by Open Doors and Anjika at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata, three distinguished …

Storytelling

Dishing up a fantastic tale of personal discovery

Date published: 05 September 2018<p>Dishoom! follows Simon and his friends as they find their inner superheroes<p>Featuring songs from the smash hit …

Manchester

High five

<b>Rajchetan Chilkamari, a student of Mass Communication from Kottayam, writes in his top five movies</b><p><b>Jalsaghar</b><p>This Satyajit Ray movie is about a …

Solaris