User: fredericknoronha Topic: Documentary
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Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival 18.2.2018 Reuters: Hollywood News
BERLIN (Reuters) - Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and ...
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Akshay Kumar: Even boys should be included in conversation about menstruation 18.2.2018 DNA: Top News
He started his career with action-oriented roles, but in the recent years Akshay Kumar has made a point to pick films which convey a social message as the actor believes cinema has the power to create awareness. The actor, whose Toilet: Ek Prem Katha focused on importance of sanitation, hopes to create awareness about menstrual hygiene with his latest release Pad Man.   "Nobody is interested in listening to speeches or watching documentaries. They are more interested in knowing about a subject through films. People have watched 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and they have understood the importance of toilets and not defecating in the open. Entertainment is the best way to spread social message," Akshay says in a media interaction. The 50-year-old actor says education also plays an important role in creating awareness. "Menstrual hygiene should be part of educational system. There is never a thing on menstruation. Even if there is something on the subject, it is only for girls. That is the worst part. Even boys ...
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Docu on Indian-American teen Sparsh Shah to go live on March 1 18.2.2018 General News
Indian-American teen inspiration, Sparsh Shah of Iselin, New Jersey, will soon be seen in a documentary "Brittle Bone Rapper" set to release on YouTube on March 1. Sparsh, 14, has severe osteogenesis imperfecta, which is characterised by fragile bones that break easily. Despite having fractured bones over 130 times in his life, the resilient teen says "nothing can break his spirit - or stop him from singing." Osteogenesis imperfecta is a congenial bone disorder in which the person has low levels of type I collagen. There is no specific treatment or cure for the condition and treatment is directed towards preventing or controlling the symptoms, maximising independent mobility, and developing optimal bone mass and muscle strength. The documentary, which will go live on the Real Stories YouTube channel, showcases Shah's powerful performances and remarkably mature, spiritual perspectives on his life and condition. It will revolve around Shahs journey to the Champions of Hope awards ...
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Entertainment is the best way to spread social message: Akshay 18.2.2018 General News
He started his career with action-oriented roles, but in the recent years Akshay Kumar has made a point to pick films which convey a social message as the actor believes cinema has the power to create awareness. The actor, whose "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" focused on importance of sanitation, hopes to create awareness about menstrual hygiene with his latest release "Padman". "Nobody is interested in listening to speeches or watching documentaries. They are more interested in knowing about a subject through films. "People have watched 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and the have understood the importance of toilets and not defecating in the open. Entertainment is the best way to spread social message," Akshay says in a media interaction here. The 50-year-old actor says education also plays an important role in creating awareness. "Menstrual hygiene should be part of educational system. There is never a thing on menstruation. Even if there is something on the subject, it is only for girls. ...
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How the 'virtual' wild in our living rooms feeding us a utopian delusion 18.2.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
It is more common for nature videos to lift our spirits with magnificent sights than to try and shake us out of our complacency about the state of the environment
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A Rare Peek Into the Revolt of 1857, the First War to Be Caught on Camera in India 18.2.2018 The Wire

'The Alkazi Collection of Photography: The Uprising of 1857', edited by London-based historian Rosie Llewellyn Jones, examines the infamous revolt, which was among the first fully photographed wars in the history of India.

The post A Rare Peek Into the Revolt of 1857, the First War to Be Caught on Camera in India appeared first on The Wire.

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The Jungle in Our Living Rooms 18.2.2018 The Wire

Nature programming on TV has been feeding a utopian delusion that pristine nature still exists in abundance – and contributes to our apathy.

The post The Jungle in Our Living Rooms appeared first on The Wire.

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80% of diabetics are from developing countries, and they are not fat 18.2.2018 General News
And you thought diabetes is a 'heavy' issue!A short documentary, titled 'The New Face of Diabetes,' produced by the Science Communication Lab and published in partnership with Slate, points out that most diabetic patients in the West are obese, but in India, they're not.According to it, eighty percent of the cases are now occurring in developing nations, and many of those patients don't fit the stereotype."In the United States, obesity and Type 2 diabetes largely go hand in hand, but in India, the face of diabetes is a skinnier one. To scientists who study these things, this is a major mystery" the narrator says.Indian scientist CS Yajnik and his colleague John Yudkin of the University College London undertook a massive study to try to get an explanation.According to Yagnik, "Indians are thin but fat."The main takeaway from this video is that it is important to monitor body composition, not just weight and Body mass index, or BMI..
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Congress to discuss PNB scam with other parties for JPC probe 17.2.2018 General News
The Congress on Saturday said it will raise the PNB scam in Parliament "vociferously" and speak to various opposition parties to put pressure on the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the matter.
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Ex-Maharaja’s adopted Polish children to attend event in Gujarat 17.2.2018 Hindu: Home
80 years ago, Jamsaheb of Nawanagar provided a school, shelter and food for 1,000 of them in Camp Balachadi
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Olivia Wilde set to make directorial debut 17.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Actress Olivia Wilde will make her directorial debut with "Booksmart", which will feature Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.
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At a crossroads 17.2.2018 Hindu: Education
With low graduation scores, I haven’t got any placement. I searched for a job and found one but turns out it is a BPO, though they keep telling me it's not a BPO job. I tend to think a lot but not ac...
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Four documentaries follow what it’s like to be a woman in Pakistan 16.2.2018 Hindu: Home
‘The confines of a wheelchair have liberated Khalida’
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Solar alliance biggest achievement since Paris accord: Modi 16.2.2018 Hindu: Home
The aim is to move towards a fossil-free future and keep global temperatures from rising above 2°C by end of century
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CPIL moves SC seeking contempt proceedings against DoPT Secretary 16.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Secretary, Personnel & Training for appointing Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Special Public Prosecutor for 2G cases in defiance of apex court's earlier directions.
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Berlinale film shows refugees' lives at historic airport 16.2.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
BERLIN (Reuters) - In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the setting for a film to premier at the Berlinale film ...
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Words that heal 16.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Onir says his lyrical style of filmmaking has found a new expression in Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz
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IRS officer in CBI net for taking Rs 1.50 bribe in Maha 16.2.2018 General News
The anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has caught an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.50 lakh from a private tuition class owner, officials said today. The official, Mukul Vishwas Telgote, posted as Deputy Commissioner (GST) in Amravati, was caught taking bribe yesterday. According to sources, Telgote had sent notices to the tuition class owner in Yavatmal, asking him to submit service tax-related papers. When the complainant submitted the documents, the officer said that the papers were not complete. Telgote then demanded Rs 3 lakh from the complainant for not taking any action against him for lack of necessary documents. After negotiation, the bribe amount was settled at Rs 1.50 lakh, sources added. The class owner then approached the CBI and lodged a complaint against the IRS officer. Accordingly, the CBI officials laid a trap near a hotel in Amravati and caught Telgote while taking ...
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Mexican kingpin El Chapo complains of prison conditions 16.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a letter to a judge here, complained about strict security limits on communication with his family and his prison conditions.
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BBC to make a documentary on Guntur Chilli 15.2.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Guntur “mirchi sannnalu”, a global brand of red chilli, is attracting film-makers from across the world. A documentary film-making unit of the BBC World on Thursday visited Asia’a largest chilli marke...
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