Doordarshan’s iconic content may be available on its own OTT platform soon

Doordarshan’s iconic content may be available on its own OTT platform soon

Doordarshan, India’s public service broadcaster, is working towards plans to launch its own OTT (over-the-top ) platform, as the consumption of entertainment and infotainment has witnessed a rise in the country. “OTT is an important platform. Doordarshan is also planning to have its own digital platform where it can put out its content which can…

Diorama International Film Festival announces international competition lineup

Diorama International Film Festival announces international competition lineup

The first ever Diorama International Film Festival begins next week in New Delhi. The festival announced the films, from 14 countries, which will be competing against each other in the international diorama. The foreign films will be judged by jury led by Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui, whose films contributed to the Iranian New Wave movement…

Pakistan’s Supreme Court bans Indian content on TV, says it damages the country’s culture

Pakistan’s Supreme Court bans Indian content on TV, says it damages the country’s culture

Chief justice Saqib Nisar of Pakistan on Wednesday said the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against a high court’s decision…

Assamese director Xahid Khan’s short films chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke festival

Assamese director Xahid Khan’s short films chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke festival

Assamese director Xahid Khan’s short films Mistake and Alert Condition: Red have been selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival. The festival has sections for feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, music videos and ad films. It will take place here on 20 February. “Official selection of both the films at such a prestigious…

Assamese director Xahid Khan’s shorts chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke film festival

Assamese director Xahid Khan’s shorts chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke film festival

Assamese director Xahid Khan’s short films Mistake and Alert Condition: Red have been selected for Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival. The festival has sections for feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, music videos and ad films. It will take place here on 20 February. “Official selection of both the films at such a prestigious film…

The renaissance must keep happening, says writer AP Ahammed

The renaissance must keep happening, says writer AP Ahammed

When you hear the topic ‘Renaissance and new-age technology’, the first association might be with philosophy, or history. So, when AP Ahammed cleared his throat to start speaking, the audience was unaware it was in for a wonderful oration combining history, philosophy, humour and sarcasm encompassing contemporary issues. Thus, the session aptly titled Voices at the second Kazhcha-NIV Indie…

Recording studio to be set up in Mumbai’s Dharavi to nuture young talents

Recording studio to be set up in Mumbai’s Dharavi to nuture young talents

A recording studio will be set up in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum locality for nurturing young talents and celebrating hip-hop culture. This is a collaboration between PepsiCo India and The Dharavi Project, a school that offers a platform to discover and showcase talents of hip-hop artists. The upcoming studio will be called ‘PepsiCo Recording Studio’. The…