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Race in my Soul – Car Racing in India

I was present at Formula One Race (F1 race India) on 30th October, 2011 at Greater Noida. As a sponsor of Ground Arrangements (incl. Evacuation teams), 5 of us from Mahindra group were invited on this occasion to experience first-ever F1 Car Racing in India. We reached Delhi from Mumbai in time for the race which was scheduled at 15:30 pm. From previous day’s feedback, we knew that it can take up to 2 hours to reach Greater Noida race course from Jorbagh. So we left at 12:00 pm itself, as prior to the race a vintage car rally was ...
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When Brahmaputra cried…

Wanting to write for the last few days… but was not able to access the proper words… it seemed that the emperor of words had taken his treasure along when he had departed… The other day, while going through a book I came across an interesting anecdote – narrated by Professor Narayan Parashuram of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He was supposedly told by folk-rock legend Bob Dylan that he was inspired by an artiste called Bhupen Hazarika in the early 60s… ‘but very unfortunately he hails from a country like India and more unfortunately, he decided to return to that ...
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All road leads to India

Awditi Bhaduri draws a parallel between medical tourism and global sporting bodies’ increasing interests in India, where a couple of events heralds a promising future that aims to marry shrewd business with physical prowess. ...
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An Amazing Cinematic Experience

Movies lovers couldn’t have asked for more. When the 13th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by MAMI started on the 13th of October, the buzz was more than palpable. After all, this is the city of film makers and film lovers. And, to showcase over 200 movies over a period of eight days was no mean task, yet it was achieved. To begin with, let’s look at the major categories. The movies in the festival were divided into various categories: International Competition, Above the Cut, World Cinema, 4th Rendezvous with French Cinema, Real Reel, Indian Frame, New Faces in ...
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Multiplex Magic

Multiplex Magic

Gaurav Shimpi traces the evolution of film-viewing experience in India, from the dusty cinema halls of yore to swanky multiplexes in every city. Loud cries and cheers to the hero’s entry, ear-wrenching whistles for the heroine, loud singing and dancing during a song – this is the kind of a movie watching experience that the Bollywood-crazy audience is used to in a movie hall. Though most of the people exhibit the same passion even today, the boundaries of the movie hall have greatly multiplied; all thanks to the multiplex revolution. Multiplex theatres have revolutionised the movie watching experience through their ...
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Unstoppable Social Jetsetters!

Mansi Tanna takes a peak into some of the elite social clubs of Kolkata. Kolkata- the city of joy is really joyous when it comes to socializing; there are a number of high-end clubs in Kolkata. Membership to these prestigious clubs is highly coveted by the social elites of the city. Residents in Calcutta can join these clubs for entertainment and pleasure. There are sports clubs in Kolkata as well as clubs for recreation. Members of the clubs have to abide by certain norms and rules to continue membership with the clubs. These clubs highlights on the lavish lifestyle of ...
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Oriya Cinema: Shifting Focus

Arjya Patnaik gives an overview of Oriya films as the industry celebrates seventy-five years of its inception. Regional cinemas are the essence of the Indian film industry. Some of the best Indian films are made in regional languages. And without doubt, Oriya Cinema has been one of the major contributors among regional cinema space. In spite of being counted among the poorer states of the country, the regional film industry is celebrating seventy five glorious years of its existence. The journey has not been easy so far. Yet, Oriya film industry has been able to carve a niche at the ...
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Noida in focus!

Satyavir Singh chronicles the emergence of Noida as a media hub in the recent years. Today in every city, development is at its full pace be it a smaller one or the bigger one. Noida is the visible example of this development. Noida (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) came into administrative existence on April 17, 1976. After 36 years of its birth the city has changed its face from an undeveloped land to a developed IT Hub. But this success story has added one more chapter in its book. Yes, we are talking about the city’s development in the Media& ...
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In Tamil Nadu, it’s Squash at the Fore!

Somewhere in a quiet locality called Egmore in Chennai, a silent sport revolution is taking place, reports Hamsini Ravi. That’s right, move aside, cricket and tennis, squash is here to grab the limelight! Names like Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal,now familiar to sport lovers in the country, are testimony to the rising popularity of squash in Tamil Nadu. Dominating the squash scene in the country, Tamil Nadu rules the roost in most categories; while Dipika and Anwesha Reddy are peerless in the junior girls’ category, the women’s category is dominated by Dipika and Joshna. World ranked 39 and ...
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Fortifying the ‘Film’sy Structure

Industry doyens and media law experts mull over the legal alternatives and framework to curb piracy and plagiarism in the Indian entertainment industry. Vidisha Jha reports the proceedings of the discussion. Day 2 of FICCI Frames 2010 witnessed larger discussions eyeing on the legal and financial aspects of the entertainment industry. The panel of speakers highlighted the importance of copyrights and protection through copyrights. It was stated giving example that Fox Studios has been very successful in the past in suing production houses if their content was copied without acquiring adequate legal rights. The initial phase of the discussion showcased ...
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