German orchestra plays ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in Berlin

Berlin, Feb 18 : Filmmaker Karan Johar says he felt honoured and excited after listening to a German chamber orchestra playing songs from “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, which launched him as a director in 1998. Karan is representing Indian cinema at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival where the orchestra played some tunes from the […]

Get over yourself for Indian cinema’s progress: KJo to filmmakers

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, Feb 18 : Filmmaker Karan Johar is bursting with pride as he is representing Indian cinema at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. He feels that to achieve a global impact and for Indian cinema to progress, fellow filmmakers need to go beyond themselves and focus on the industry. The […]

Indian-American teacher hailed for saving students during Florida shooting

New York, Feb 17 : A quick-acting Indian-American maths teacher is being hailed for saving the lives of her students during the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. When an alarm sounded for the second time on Wednesday afternoon, Shanthi Viswanathan shut the doors to her algebra classroom, made the […]

US court overturns $21 mn damages for wrong brain surgery on Indian woman

New York, Feb 16 : A court has overturned the $21 million awarded to the family of a woman of Indian descent who was operated on her brain instead of her jaw because of a hospital mix-up, according to media reports. In its decision, The Michigan State Supreme Court cited a technicality in the way […]

Turkey, US agree to restore normal ties

Ankara, Feb 16 : Turkey and the US agreed to normalise their ties, after weeks of rising tensions due to Turkey’s military operation in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. Addressing a joint press conference with visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Cavusoglu said the two sides will set up mechanisms […]

Dev Patel to star in David Copperfield film

Los Angeles, Feb 15 : Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel is set to play David Copperfield in the new retelling of Charles Dickens’ story — “The Personal History of David Copperfield”. The film will be directed and written by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, reports variety.com. The project will offer a modern take on Dickens’ title […]