ALTBalaji adding 25,000-30,000 paid users per day – CEO

ALTBalaji adding 25,000-30,000 paid users per day – CEO

2018-06-08T11:01:52+00:00 On

ALTBalaji, the biggest Indian provider of original online content, is signing up paid users at the rate of 25,000-30,000 per day, said Nachiket Pantvaidya, the CEO of Balaji Telefilms, the company behind the app. “We expect to have paid users of 10 mln…

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

2018-06-06T17:02:56+00:00 On

People carrying pornographic or other indecent material on their phones can end up getting prison terms of up to three years under a new law proposed by the ministry of women and child development headed by Maneka Gandhi. Under the ‘Indecent Representation…

‘Fake news’ directive withdrawn on Modi’s orders

‘Fake news’ directive withdrawn on Modi’s orders

2018-04-03T13:29:02+00:00 On

Faced with severe criticism from the media and the opposition, the Prime Minister’s office has directed the Information & Broadcasting ministry to withdraw the ‘fake news’ directive. The ministry had, last evening, issued a statement that envisaged provisions to punish journalists who…

NIFT students in Kerala fight for right to wear jeans, protest moral policing by locals

NIFT students in Kerala fight for right to wear jeans, protest moral policing by locals

2018-03-19T18:46:24+00:00 On

Students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology’s campus in Kannur held a public demonstration and rally to protest what they said were increasing cases of sexual harassment against girl students. Protesters took out a rally through Kannur town to question police…

Doctors rushed to Jodhpur after Amitabh Bachchan falls ill

Doctors rushed to Jodhpur after Amitabh Bachchan falls ill

2018-03-13T12:06:22+00:00 On

A team of doctors has been rushed to the set of film ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ in Jodhpur in Rajasthan after actor Amitabh Bachchan complained of ‘general uneasiness’. Bachchan’s condition is reported to be stable. The veteran actor has been shooting for the…

Kerala businessman offers life-time job to accused in actress cyber-bullying case

Kerala businessman offers life-time job to accused in actress cyber-bullying case

2017-12-29T11:07:07+00:00 On

Joby George of Kerala-based Goodwill Entertainments has offered a ‘lifetime’ job in the UK, Australia, Dubai or India to the person who was arrested by the Kerala police yesterday for cyber-bullying an actress who criticized super star Mammootty. “If u can give…

Eros International to co-produce ‘new wave’ films with Drishyam

Eros International to co-produce ‘new wave’ films with Drishyam

2017-12-18T13:25:10+00:00 On

Film producer Eros International said it has tied up with Manish Mundra’s Drishyam Films to co-produce four “new wave” films. Drishyam is the film maker behind titles such as Masaan, Rukh, Kadvi Hawa and Newton, India’s entry to the Oscars in the…

Radio Jockey steps down after supporting Muslim girls for dancing

Radio Jockey steps down after supporting Muslim girls for dancing

2017-12-05T17:11:03+00:00 On

Radio Jockey Sooraj of 98.6 FM, a Malayalam Radio station in Qatar, has announced that he is stepping down from his role at the station following a social media outcry over his comments supporting three Muslim girls who danced publicly at an…

PVR introduces ‘movie on demand’ with VKAAO app

PVR introduces ‘movie on demand’ with VKAAO app

2017-11-14T14:41:54+00:00 On

PVR, India’s largest movie chain, said viewers can now watch any movie they want — including oldies, small-time and independent flicks and documentaries — by voting for them on movie-on-demand app VKAAO from Bookmyshow. When a certain number of app users sign…

Good Hindu women didn’t dance – Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Padmavati

Good Hindu women didn’t dance – Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Padmavati

2017-11-12T11:30:49+00:00 On

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, an online organization that aims to bring back ancient Hindu rules in India, said it “won’t tolerate” mistakes in films, referring to errors in the film Padmavati. It did not specify what action it plans to take. Joining the…

PVR to offer cashback, special privileges to regulars

PVR to offer cashback, special privileges to regulars

2017-10-10T17:28:53+00:00 On

PVR Cinemas, India’s largest theater chain, has launched a new loyalty program to retain, attract and reward high-value customers. The program, known as PVR Privilege, will entitle its members to get reward points for all their spends, and these points can in…

Mumbai’s Famous studio donates 162 rare films to NFAI including Bachhan debut

Mumbai’s Famous studio donates 162 rare films to NFAI including Bachhan debut

2017-09-13T18:33:06+00:00 On

In one of the biggest film acquisitions in recent times, NFAI has added 162 films to its collection. The entire collection came from Famous Cine Laboratory in Mumbai. NFAI or the National Film Archive of India is aimed at preserving Indian film…

As politicians step back, poets try bridge barriers in South Asia

As politicians step back, poets try bridge barriers in South Asia

2017-06-14T08:53:13+00:00 On

Where the sun cannot reach, a poet’s words can, goes a popular saying. At a time when the concept of South Asian community and solidarity is receding due to the onslaught of geopolitical interests and the widening distrust among regional countries, poets…

Anil Ambani group relaunches Bigflix to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Anil Ambani group relaunches Bigflix to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

2017-04-25T17:46:29+00:00 On

The Anil Ambani Group has relaunched Bigflix, the homegrown competitor to Netflix, with an expanded focus covering regional language content as well as an eye on audiences outside India. The service will have 2000 HD movies in nine Indian languages to start…

Kalpataru developer to support Mumbai railway station painting drive

Kalpataru developer to support Mumbai railway station painting drive

2016-09-28T15:57:49+00:00 On

Real estate company Kalpataru Ltd said it will support ‘Hamara Station Hamari Shaan’, an initiative to beautify the railway premises in Mumbai. The project includes makeover of 36 Railway stations across Central and Western suburban lines in Mumbai between 2nd to 8th October…

Myntra distances itself from controversial Krishna poster

Myntra distances itself from controversial Krishna poster

2016-08-26T13:55:19+00:00 On

Online shopping site Myntra.com distanced itself from a controversial poster of Lord Krishna showing him ordering clothes from the retailer as Draupadi was being disrobed. Taking off from the Mahabharata epic, the poster depcits Krishna searching for ‘extra long sarees’ as Dushasana peels…

Freaky Ali inspired by Hollywood flick Happy Gilmore, confirms distributor

Freaky Ali inspired by Hollywood flick Happy Gilmore, confirms distributor

2016-08-22T11:48:53+00:00 On

Freaky Ali, the romantic Comedy film starring Arbaaz Khan, is inspired from Adam Sandler’s Hollywood film Happy Gilmore, distributor Pooja Entertainment and Films Ltd said. The film will be released on the 9th of next month. Freaky ali is directed and written…

Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl – Is it about Sex or Feminism?

Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl – Is it about Sex or Feminism?

2016-08-19T16:13:56+00:00 On

Chetan Bhagat has never shied away from politics and controversy. In fact, he seems to revel in it. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that his latest book — One Indian Girl — touches upon the politically sensitive topic of Feminism and female liberation….