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From chess to snowmen, here's what Saudi Arabia considers 'un-Islamic'

Jan 22, 2016

From chess to snowmen, here's what Saudi Arabia considers 'un-Islamic'

Saudi Arabia's grand mufti Sheikh Abdullah al-Sheikh has called chess "un-Islamic" but it's not the first thing that he has conferred that label on. #Saudi Arabia #un-islamic #islamic-state #Shareworthy #Pokemon #Movie Theatres #Snowmen #Islam in Saudi Arabia #David Commins
Beebop books for pre-schoolers: A bee, four children and dogs take off to faraway lands

Jan 21, 2016

Beebop books for pre-schoolers: A bee, four children and dogs take off to faraway lands

Dream Theatre, has collaborated with HarperCollins on Beebop publishing programme: a new range of story books for children in the age group of four to six. #HarperCollins #Dream Theatre #Beebop #Jiggy George #Susmita Singh Deo
National anthem: Why do we even play it before a movie begins and then bully people to stand?

Jan 17, 2016

National anthem: Why do we even play it before a movie begins and then bully people to stand?

Many have argued for standing up during the National Anthem. Is national pride forced? It's surely not under your control where the National Anthem is played, but if you genuinely don't feel the 'emotion' to get up, should you be heckled because the feeling doesn't naturally come to you? #India #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Patriotism #National Anthem #Neeraj Pandey #theatres #National Pride
India out of Oscars race: 'Court', 'Jalam', 'RangiTaranga', 'Nachom-ia Kumpasar' fail to make it to nominations' list

Jan 14, 2016

India out of Oscars race: 'Court', 'Jalam', 'RangiTaranga', 'Nachom-ia Kumpasar' fail to make it to nominations' list

While Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film Court was earlier out of the Oscars Best Foreign Language Film category, hopes were high from the other films competing in Best Original Song and Best Original Score categories. #NewsTracker #Oscars #Academy Awards #Court #Dolby Theatre #Best foreign language film #Jalam #RangiTaranga #Nachom-ia Kumpasar #Best Original Song #Best Original Score
Natsamrat Review: Nana Patekar brilliance reminds us what Bollywood is missing out on

Jan 04, 2016

Natsamrat Review: Nana Patekar brilliance reminds us what Bollywood is missing out on

Patekar, at 65 proves that great actors don’t fade away. They simply burn brighter with the growing awareness of mortality. This performance of a man raging against human injustices and God’s quirky decree will rank among the most towering performances of Indian cinema. #Cinema #MovieReview #Indian cinema #Nana Patekar #Mahesh Manjrekar #Indian theatre #Marathi films #Natsamrat
Red, white and brown: Uncomfortable with Caucasians playing Indians, US playwright cancels play

Nov 17, 2015

Red, white and brown: Uncomfortable with Caucasians playing Indians, US playwright cancels play

A New York-based Korean-American playwright was criticised in the US for calling off play "Jesus in India" because he couldn't see Caucasians actors playing Indian characters. #New York #NEWS TRACKER #Theatre #US #Jesus in India
New JK Rowling play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to feature adult Harry, son Albus

Oct 24, 2015

New JK Rowling play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to feature adult Harry, son Albus

roducers announced Friday that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will center on an adult Harry and his son Albus Severus. The two-part stage saga begins where Rowling's books ended 19 years after the boy wizard's epic battle with evil Lord Voldemort. #ThingsWeLike #HarryPotter #Albus #LondonTheatre #JKRowling
From actress to cookbook author: Madhur Jaffrey speaks on food, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory

Oct 20, 2015

From actress to cookbook author: Madhur Jaffrey speaks on food, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory

Excerpts from an interview with Madhur jaffrey where she speaks on acting, her pivotal friendship with filmmakers Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. #food #ThingsWeLike #Divorce #Theatre #Cookbook #James Ivory #Acting #NewYork #Mumbai #Madhur Jaffrey #Ismail Merchant #Dawat #MarlonBrando
Dark Knight Rises theatre shooting: US gunman gets life sentence without parole

Aug 09, 2015

Dark Knight Rises theatre shooting: US gunman gets life sentence without parole

The American gunman who stormed a Batman movie premiere and killed 12 cinemagoers escaped the death penalty Friday but will spend the rest of his life behind bars. #NewsTracker #Batman #Dark Knight Rises #James Holmes #Aurora Theatre Shooting
Gunman kills two, shoots self, at Lafayette theatre in Lousiana

Jul 24, 2015

Gunman kills two, shoots self, at Lafayette theatre in Lousiana

A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before shooting himself, officials said. #America #NewsTracker #Shooting #USA #Louisiana #gunman #Amy Schumer #Grand Theatre #Lafayette #World