Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra speaks up about how he had offered ‘Rang De Basanti’ to acto Farhan Akhtar much before they worked together in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Toofaan’.
Nearly a dozen films from the Himalayan states will be screened during Himalayan Film Festival in Leh.
In an exclusive interview with Outlook’s Eshita Bhargava, Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra talks about his film ‘Toofaan’, working with Farhan Akhtar, how OTT platforms are a game-changer, and much more
Milkha Singh said he hopes the actor-director duo, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar, continues to make more inspiring sports-based films
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.