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Day 7: finally sees movies worth watching

The morning began with Japanese film Our Little Sister which played at Cannes this year. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, whose brilliant film Like Father, Like Son was screened at IFFI in 2013 Our Little Sister is a family drama involving three sisters who discover they have a half-sister too.

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Aspirations and muffled dreams

The feature film ‘Lipstick under my Burqa’ by Alankrita Srivastava was part of this year’s Work in Progress section at NFCD’s Film Bazaar, held on the sidelines of 46th IFFI. In a candid chat with NT BUZZ Alankrita speaks about the need she felt to tell the story of the four female protagonists in this movie, her first film ‘Turning …

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Mr India opens Film Festival of India

Curtains went up on the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) – the 12th edition of the film festival in the state – at a spectacular opening ceremony held at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium, in the presence of the popular Hindi film actor Anil Kapoor, opening up 11-days of cinematic extravaganza.

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Konkani film ‘Juje’ selected at NFDC Film Bazaar

  Who would have thought that a screenplay written for academic purpose would see the light of day and get pitched to international investors? Miransha Naik from Benaulim has taken film making seriously. After his short film Ram travelled to 11 film festivals and won several awards, now his first feature film Juje has been selected from among five others …

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A peek into IFFI 2015: Day one

Harrowed faces are always seen on the inaugural day of the festival. People are busy collecting their passes, standing in queues to book tickets for the first day. When they are not doing that, they are cribbing about how bad things are this year (many of them say that every year).

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Discovering India through art

Anuradha Goyal I grew up in the 1980s when science was rated way above humanities. Whatever little I read on aesthetic lineage of India was limited to a few history lessons; in fact they too focused only on the series of wars and their winners. The only monument that I remember reading about, apart from the Taj Mahal, was in …

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South Indian adventures

A two-week road trip to Kodaikanal was filled with jaw-dropping views and a very smooth drive Dielle D’Souza We had no plan, just the goal to reach Kodaikanal and spend a few days there. Early one Monday morning a black VW Polo with two and a boot full of randomness set on a south-bound course. Destination 1 – Manipal.

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Move for health

Rohini Diniz What is the ideal time to exercise? There is no such thing as best time to exercise. You can exercise whenever you feel comfortable to do so, be it morning or evening. Vigorous exercise should be avoided after a heavy meal as it can lead to stomach cramps.

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Fighting the winter blues

As the weather becomes colder, people often catch colds or other viruses. Even when we have done our best to fight off the winter cold and miserable flu, its likely that we will get a mild sniffle at some point of winter. While a nasty cold or a bad case of the flu might ruin your appetite, it’s very important …

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Unless you’re into killer hangovers, drink less with age maybe?

Feeling high from a night of indulgence? Next time, look in the mirror for grey hair or if your hairline is receding. Yes, age is a major factor in the way drinking affects you. Worsening impact of hangovers is a reminder that drinking in moderation would be a better idea, say health experts.

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