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MecHeads holds robotics workshop for students of Dr K B Hedgewar Vidyalaya

MecHeads, mechanical students club formed under MESH conducted a robotics workshop for the students of Dr K B Hedgewar Vidyalaya, Ponda. Resource persons were third year mechanical engineering students, Tanmay Bhagat, Bahar Phadte, Malaika Korgaonker, Priya Ghogale, Ruturaj Phadte, Siddhant Panjikar and Sejel Martins. The workshop focused on encouraging students to venture into the field of robotics and automation. Students …

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An optical illusion

Have you ever looked at yourself in a funhouse mirror or a spoon? It’s fun! Depending on the shape of the mirror, it can make your face look really weird. Every curved mirror creates a warped view and strongly curved lens (like glasses lens) can do the same thing. Even in space we find distortions, and this is caused by …

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Hits and misses

The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India got underway with the opening ceremony that started in good time considering that there have been occasions where it has got delayed almost by an hour or so. A lot of hype has been created about the 50th year golden jubilee celebrations. But from a film buff and a delegate …

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Classics to take you back in time

The Oscar Retrospective Section has ten classic films being screened at the 50th edition of IFFI this year. The section was inaugurated by film editor Carol Littleton Marking the golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), a special section, namely, the ‘Oscar Retrospective’ was introduced. And on Thursday it was inaugurated with the film ‘Casablanca’ (1942) directed …

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Raising awareness through film

Day two of IFFI 2019 saw directors Mehmet Akif Buyukatalay (‘Oray’) and Nila Madhab Panda (‘Interdependence’) shedding light on their respective films. Developed while writer-director, Buyukatalay was in art school, ‘Oray’ is “about searching one’s identity, to find religion’s place in a western modern society and especially, about what it means to be Muslim in Europe”. “It is about my …

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An immersive experience for the youth

A multimedia exhibition on the theme ‘50 years of IFFI’ was inaugurated on Thursday by secretary, ministry of information and broadcasting, Amit Khare at Darya Sangam Ground, Kala Academy. Speaking at the inaugural, Khare said that the exhibition will encourage people especially youngsters. He said: “The main aim of the exhibition is to educate and attract the youth towards the film …

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Indian Panaroma screenings begin at IFFI

The Indian Panorama section of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was inaugurated on November 21 in the presence of festival director, Chaitanya Prasad; member of the Steering Committee of IFFI and filmmaker, Rahul Rawail; and members of the jury in both feature and non-feature categories. This was followed by the felicitation of jury members. The jury in …

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What goes behind selections?

The jury members of both the feature and non-feature films section of Indian Panaroma gave an insight into how the selection of films for IFFI 2019 was done. They revealed that they received 314 film entries in the feature section. “Nearly 50 percent of the films that we saw were good in content and bad in quality and the rest …

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Regional flavour, universal appeal

Post the screening of the opening films of the Indian Panaroma section, the directors, Abhishek Shah (Gujarati feature film ‘Hellaro’), and Ashish Pandey (non- feature film ‘Nooreh’), along with the cast and crew addressed the media. Both films have been highly appreciated by the audience. Shah who has been working in the Gujarati entertainment industry, both; film and theatre, is …

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Advance Booking – November 23

Stitches INOX IV, 8:45 a.m. This Serbian film inspired by true events is about a woman who lost her newborn son, a couple of decades ago. But since she has no clue what happened with his body, she pursues the matter and discovers an uncomfortable truth. With elements of a thriller and drama, the film has made a mark at …

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