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Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is reportedly gearing up to direct a biopic of famed English explorer George Mallory to be produced by Hollywood star Julia Roberts and director Kevin Townsend.
Mallory is remembered as having said, “Because it’s there” in reply to the question “Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” He and […] Continue reading Shekhar Kapur, Julia Roberts team up for biopic

The 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa will be the country’s “defining moment”, a top official has said.
With just 50 days left before the soccer extravaganza kicks off, preparations are on in full swing, said Danny Jordaan, chief executive officer of the local organising committee.
“In just 50 days time, we begin […] Continue reading Football world cup to be South Africa’s ‘defining moment’

The mantra in Bollywood is no more about learning on the job, but coming prepared before the director calls “action”. Newcomers venturing into the industry believe they must have a sound understanding of their craft, even technically.
Raj Kumar Yadav, who played Adarsh in Dibakar Banerjee’s “Love Sex aur Dhoka”, said: “As competition is tough in […] Continue reading New but not raw – Bollywood newcomers come prepared

Google has violated the principle that “individuals should be able to control the use of their personal information”, say officials from 10 major nations. They have demanded to know how the internet giant will meet concerns about its use of public data in future.
Britain’s Information Commissioner Christopher Graham along with officials from Canada, France and […] Continue reading Google disregarding privacy, say officials from 10 nations

Self-styled godman Swami Nityananda, arrested from a Himachal Pradesh village, was Thursday taken to Chandigarh, from where he would be flown to Bangalore, police said.
The charges against the Karnataka-based Nityananda, who has been on the run since March 3, include obscenity, criminal intimidation, rape and hurting religious sentiments.
“Nityananda and his accomplice Nithya Bhaktananda alias Gopal […] Continue reading Nityananda on way to Bangalore via Chandigarh