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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian court convicts powerful politician and former film star of corruption

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Veteran politician and former film star Jayalalithaa Jayaram convicted of corruption in case that first began in 1997 Ex-film star politician jailed for graft Violence broke out in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country's most colourful and controversial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1602432/indian-court-convicts-powerful-politician-and-former-film-star-corruption
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Film about Indira Gandhi's assassination is blocked

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Gandhi assassination film blocked India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said yesterday. India's film certification board said the film glorified the two Sikh bodyguards who killed Gandhi to avenge her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579530/film-about-indira-gandhis-assassination-blocked
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s intelligence agency fears violence over Indira Gandhi film

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Violence fear over Indira Gandhi film India's intelligence agency has warned of potential violence around the release of Kaum De Heere, a Punjabi film which portrays the assassination of India's former prime minister Indira Gandhi. The film tells the story of her assassins, Sikh bodyguards who turned against Gandhi following Operation Blue Star, a military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577864/indias-intelligence-agency-fears-violence-over-indira-gandhi-film
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Lakshmi, a ‘stomach-churning’ film on child trafficking, opens in India

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Disturbing film puts spotlight on child trafficking An award-winning film spotlighting the problem of child trafficking in India opened in cinemas yesterday ... was directed by Nagesh Kukunoor who also stars in it as a pimp. He said he was inspired to make the film after meeting a girl, whose real name is not revealed, on a visit to a rescue centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454372/lakshmi-stomach-churning-film-child-trafficking-opens-india
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    First Indian film museum to open in Bollywood city of Mumbai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai New venue will trace history of Indian movie industry from silent era to today's blockbusters Film museum to open in Bollywood Seven years in the making and costing nearly US$20 million, the first Indian film museum is set to open in the home of Bollywood, more than 100 years after the country's celebrated movie industry was born. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444695/first-indian-film-museum-open-bollywood-city-mumbai
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    George Orwell's colonial Indian bungalow being restored to house a museum

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by GDN

    ... into a memorial, backed by his son Bishwajeet, who also made a film Orwell!... But Why? to raise awareness. Bishwajeet said: "The people of Motihari do not realise that even if Orwell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544465/george-orwells-colonial-indian-bungalow-being-restored-house-museum
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    New Bollywood film Kill the Rapist? to demand action on rape

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Indian film demands 'action on rape' A controversial new Bollywood thriller, to be released in India within months, aims to deter potential rapists through a "very violent and brutal" representation of how a victim who manages to capture her attacker decides his fate. Entitled Kill the Rapist?, the film, dedicated to "women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300937/new-bollywood-film-kill-rapist-demand-action-rape
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Youthful chief of India's 'failed' Uttar Pradesh state vows to turn things around

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... taking the dangling bodies down from a mango tree until the local media had captured them on film.   R. K. Singh, a lawmaker for Prime Minister Nardendra Modi's party, said: "The state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535209/youthful-chief-indias-failed-uttar-pradesh-state-vows-turn-things-around
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian sexual harassment film puts Bollywood in the spotlight

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 03:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Director says movie will promote much-needed debate on the way women are treated in society A new Indian film looks at the sensitive topic of sexual ... harassment, a charge he denies, and the film develops through flashbacks as the pair tell their story to a social worker looking at the case. The theme is an unusual one in an industry that has faced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1132678/indian-sexual-harassment-film-puts-bollywood-spotlight
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    97-year-old has never missed an Indian election

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... years ago. "Thanks to Chawla's efforts, we had heard about him," said Manoj Pillai, head of Thinkpot Productions, which filmed the video for Google India. "At first we were going to have other people speaking about him, but his story was so special, we realised we had to let him speak." Negi is so frail that Pillai's team had to film very slowly so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501132/97-year-old-has-never-missed-indian-election

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