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Truth has a way of finding its way out: Anupam Kher to Princeton University students amid 'Dismantling Global Hindutva' row
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Truth has a way of finding its way out: Anupam Kher to Princeton University students amid 'Dismantling Global Hindutva' row

Kher said that the desperate attempts by the DGH event organisers could only be "laughed at” and urged people not to react to their provocations

This Life At Play: Even with its declared omissions, Girish Karnad's 'half-tale' memoir is a complex, nuanced narration
Arts & Culture

This Life At Play: Even with its declared omissions, Girish Karnad's 'half-tale' memoir is a complex, nuanced narration

While This Life At Play is far from what one might call a contemplative work, blithely letting its roll-call of occurrences speak for itself, its descriptive linearity ultimately settles into a sharply individualistic if unsentimental account.

This Life at Play: Read an excerpt from Girish Karnad's memoir on how he transformed FTII's acting course
Arts & Culture

This Life at Play: Read an excerpt from Girish Karnad's memoir on how he transformed FTII's acting course

This Life at Play has been translated from Kannada in part by Karnad himself and in part by award-winning translator Srinath Perur.

In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
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In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India

Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.

Shekhar Kapur named FTII society president, chairman of governing council
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Shekhar Kapur named FTII society president, chairman of governing council

Shekhar Kapur will serve in this position till 3 March, 2023, said I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Akshay Indikar dreams in Marathi: 'I believe I can reach out to audiences with films made in my mother tongue'
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Akshay Indikar dreams in Marathi: 'I believe I can reach out to audiences with films made in my mother tongue'

Akshay Indikar, who hails from Solapur and belongs to the Gondhali nomadic tribe, doesn't consider Marathi as being a stepping stone to Hindi or English. He believes he can reach out to people in this language.

FTII, Satyajit Ray Institute reduce joint entrance exam fees following hunger strike, protests by students over hike
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FTII, Satyajit Ray Institute reduce joint entrance exam fees following hunger strike, protests by students over hike

FTII and Satyajit Ray Institute's reduction in fees follows five days of a relay hunger strike by students and protests of 10 days by students

Hindi film Aise Hee to compete in New Currents segment at Busan International Film Festival
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Hindi film Aise Hee to compete in New Currents segment at Busan International Film Festival

Aise Hee, which will compete at the Busan International Film Festival has been directed by Kislay, an FTII graduate.

Sayani Gupta on being an actor sans vanity, and the importance of finding the rhythm for every character
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Sayani Gupta on being an actor sans vanity, and the importance of finding the rhythm for every character

In an interview with Firstpost, Sayani Gupta talks about how she, given her origin from a musically-inclined family, finds a "rhythm" for every character, even though her entry point is the character's spine.

Girish Karnad passes away: Satish Shah credits playwright for his, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri's acting careers
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Girish Karnad passes away: Satish Shah credits playwright for his, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri's acting careers

Girish Karnad served as the director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from 1974 to 1975

Rasika Dugal on the 'long and short' of it: How the actress moved from small projects to big roles, while getting her due
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Rasika Dugal on the 'long and short' of it: How the actress moved from small projects to big roles, while getting her due

Over the last year, Rasika Dugal has received rave reviews for her performances in Manto, Lust Stories, Once Again, Hamid, Made In Heaven and Delhi Crime. Rasika confesses, however, that she struggles with choosing which project to take up next because prioritising and strategising are not her strong suits.

CID producer-director Brijendra Pal Singh appointed FTII Chairman following Anupam Kher's resignation
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CID producer-director Brijendra Pal Singh appointed FTII Chairman following Anupam Kher's resignation

BP Singh was himself an alumnus of FTII between 1970 to 73. He specialised in film cinematography

RBI governor Urjit Patel has been a victim of NDA sledging, which is simply not cricket
Business

RBI governor Urjit Patel has been a victim of NDA sledging, which is simply not cricket

It must be remembered that unlike his predecessor Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel supported, not so reluctantly, the controversial 2016 decision to demonetise high-value currency notes.

Anupam Kher resigns as chairman of FTII: Tracing veteran actor's tenure, from initial opposition to quiet exit
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Anupam Kher resigns as chairman of FTII: Tracing veteran actor's tenure, from initial opposition to quiet exit

Although in his resignation letter Anupam Kher cites his international acting assignments as the reason, the seeds of this development could have been sown a long time ago.

Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman: Won't have much time because of international assignments
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Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman: Won't have much time because of international assignments

Anupam Kher has resigned as the Film and Television Institute of India chairman after a year of taking over the position from Gajendra Chauhan.

Anupam Kher on playing a doctor in New Amsterdam, navigating Hollywood, and merits of TV over Netflix
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Anupam Kher on playing a doctor in New Amsterdam, navigating Hollywood, and merits of TV over Netflix

"I've worked in a couple of Netflix projects but in TV, people wait for a week to watch New Amsterdam and remain invested in my character," says Anupam Kher.

FTII in sexism row as student claims she was targeted by institute's director for flagging cases of sexual harassment
India

FTII in sexism row as student claims she was targeted by institute's director for flagging cases of sexual harassment

A female student of FTII has alleged that she has been unfairly penalised for a coursework-related infraction, and targeted by the institute’s director Bhupendra Kainthola. She claims this is a punitive measure for having previously flagged two instances of sexual harassment, naming a former faculty member and a male student.

After Producers Guild, Screenwriters Association sets up committee to address sexual harassment
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After Producers Guild, Screenwriters Association sets up committee to address sexual harassment

SWA had formed an internal committee that will address issues of sexual misconduct with filmmaker Ketki Pandit chairing it

Spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev's interaction with FTII students cancelled, administration had raised 'informal' complaint against it
India

Spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev's interaction with FTII students cancelled, administration had raised 'informal' complaint against it

Spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's visit to the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here has been cancelled, a senior official said Tuesday.

FTII administration cancels student's film screening following threats from ABVP
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FTII administration cancels student's film screening following threats from ABVP

The screening of Hora, a 23 minute documentary short about the controversial Kabir Kala Manch, by Harishankar Nachimuthu was cancelled by the FTII administration