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Seminar on Film

On Saturday, the 1st of July, there will be a seminar on ‘praise of cinema’, with three primary sessions; ways of looking-cinema, ways of writing- cinema and ways of writing about cinema. The seminar is going to be held at SNDT college from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. There is no entry charge for the festival or the seminar, so ...

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Film Festival Happening Now

KATHA, a center for film studies in association with Alliance Francaise has organised a five day festival that they call ‘In the sky of cinema’, from the 26th to the 30th of June, at Alliance Francaise. Twenty five films from different countries, genres, and eras are being screened from morning till late evening. The festival was inaugarated by Shabana Azmi ...

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Virtually Free

Aditya MJ takes you on a virtual tour of all the free MMORPG games available on the net. The appeal in MMORPGs (massive multiplayer online role playing game) is that you get to interact with virtual characters and live in a virtual world. Basically, a Dink Smallwood or a Diablo type of game, where every single character is played by ...

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The 5 worst shows on television

To protect you from the really senseless, dumbfounding and mindless shows on the Idiot Box, Nimish Varadkar gives you… 1] My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancee (Star World) We have a good looking chick and a really fat, goofy, geeky, obnoxious man who have to convince their parents that they are in love, and will get married. If they pull that ...

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STYLE CHAT: Pre-Monsoon Mayhem

Bhairavi Jhaveri chatted up with 3rd year students of School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune to learn more about how to look good even when it pours!! What must everyone add to their wardrobe this monsoon? Capri pants are ideal for the season. Get a cargo, or cotton pair of 3/4ths for yourself. Denim should be avoided. What about the ...

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Joey

Review Courtesy: Hybrid Content Development, Mumbai Not many of us on this side of the world are aware of the Friends spin-off sitcom Joey that was aired in the US lately. As obvious as it sounds, it focuses on Joey’s (Matt Le Blanc) life after he moves to Los Angeles to live with his sister Gina (Drea de Matteo – ...

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Chaddi Jaissi Koi Nahin

We raise the most pertinent question of the last century yet again – Why does Superman wear his chaddi outside? Sreeram Ramachandran has the answers… Every once in a while life throws certain questions at you. You begin thinking about philosophical puzzles like, “Who am I?”, “What is my purpose in life?”, “What is the meaning of life?”, ” What ...

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Youth For Equality: They did start the fire!

But can they keep it burning? Or will India’s largest youth movement in recent history, be strangled slowly and painfully by government and public apathy? Ashish Shakya visits a YFE awareness event to find out… ‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’- Edmund Burke. Saturday,17th June 2006 It is this very spirit ...

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Singled Out!

One hit wonders. There’s one to suit all tastes – rock, alt, pop, dance, hiphop, you name it. They came, sang, conquered… and left! Rack your brains hard enough and you will know of each and every song I am about to enlist here.. Scatman John did his little rap ‘gibberish’ sequence in Scatman in the 90s. He did return ...

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Commandos Strike Force

Having never played the earlier strategy-based Commandos games, I approached this one as yet another WW-II based First Person Shooters (FPS). I mean, come on, there’s been such an OD of WW-II, we gamers should be in rehab by now. But I was pleasantly surprised. Read on… Gameplay – Deep behind enemy lines (8/10) The gameplay is a mixed bag ...

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