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13.10.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

There is no doubt that the TV serials Ramayan and Mahabharat in the late 1980s altered the nation's consciousness quite radically. For thousands of years these were oral texts but in electronic form on TV, unlike perhaps how their creators imagined, the Ramayan at least ...
  


Rahul Gandhi Bats For Freedom Of Expression; Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhaskar praise his stance
SACRED GAMES ROW
15.07.18 - TEAM PT

The controversy surrounding Netflix's new show 'Sacred Games' over a line critical of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi refuses to die. The show got embroiled in a controversy as complaints were filed against Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of the show, by two Congress men, ...
  


Battle of Saragarhi comes alive
27.06.18 - TEAM PT

As the words of Havaldar Ishar Singh echoed through the still night, there were tears in the eyes of many among the audience. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, whose book on the historic Battle of Saragarhi had inspired the amazing fusion of sight and ...
  


Punjab Kala Parishad to confer Jaswant Singh Kanwal with 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar'
25.06.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 25: The Punjab Kala Parishad would honour eminent Punjabi literatteur Jaswant Singh Kanwal with 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar' on the eve of his birth centenary. The Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar and the Secretary ...
  


Shankar Mahadevan Academy associates with Maharashtra Mandal Singapore
MUSIC COURSES TO BE OFFERED IN SINGAPORE
21.06.18 - TEAM PT

June 21: Shankar Mahadevan Academy (SMA), a music school founded by singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan, today on World Music Day announced a partnership-with Maharashtra Mandal Singapore (MMS), to offer Indian music programs to students in Singapore. This association will look at reaching out to ...
  


Poor Priyanka Chopra
INCURS THE WRATH OF HYPER-NATIONALISTS
10.06.18 - ABBAS NASIR*

THE WINDS OF hyper-nationalism are blowing across many parts of the world, but some of its funniest (for want of a better word) manifestations are reserved for our subcontinent.

The latest subject of the Indian hyper-nationalists’ fury is Indian film star Priyanka Chopra, ...
  


Why the film Nanak Shah Faqir would be a disaster for Sikhs
PEOPLE, CULTURES AND BELIEFS
11.04.18 - Turbaned Man

"WHY DON'T YOU paint the 10 masters?” I asked the young Sikh artist. A master at Punjabi landscape and Sikh portrait painting, he was saying no to commissioned work that required painting the Gurus. Two fresh immigrants nostalgic about mango trees and people we left ...
  


No ban on 'Nanak Shah Fakir': Capt Amarinder
10.04.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, April 10: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday clarified that, contrary to what was being stated in a section of the media, no orders banning the movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir' in Punjab had been issued by his government.
 
He said that it ...
  


Rangroot offers a peek into Panjab's tragedy
NOT A REVIEW
26.03.18 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. It is some thoughts when I watched the movie Sajjan Singh Rangroot. 

Among the hullabaloo when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited India last month, one story missed attention. Finally when Panjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh met Canadian PM Trudeau and ...
  


Irrfan Khan suffering from a ‘rare disease'; Says 'Will not give up'
06.03.18 - TEAM PT

Actor Irrfan Khan hasn't been keeping well these past couple of weeks and it turns out that the actor is suffering from a 'rare disease'.
 
The Hindi Medium actor shared that he's possibly suffering from a rare illness: "Little had I known that my search for ...
  


I hate God for killing Sridevi and I hate Sridevi for dying
26.02.18 - Ram Gopal Varma


I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more ..I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax ...
  


Congress upset due to Priyanka’s cleavage on calendar
Naturally Wild. Kyunki yeh Assam hai.
20.02.18 - Team PT

WHEN THE NATION is busy seeking the answer to the mystery of NiMo’s bank transactions, in a North-Eastern state, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has become a part of another controversy.

Priyanka, who is the brand ambassador for Assam Tourism, has upset some Congress leaders in ...
  


PNB Scam: Who is Nirav Choksi and what he is doing In the name of God?
19.02.18 - Team PT

NATION WANTS TO KNOW that who is NIRAV CHOKSI?

Actually Nirav Choksi is the name of the protagonist in a thriller ‘In the name of God’ authored by former banker Ravi Subramanian. While the book was released in July 2017, now after the Punjab National Bank ...
  


Punjab CM to urge defence minister to simplify clearances for war movies
12.02.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said he would urge the Defence Minister to simplify and expedite clearances required for shooting war movies and biopics on war heroes.

Captain Amarinder made this assurance to Producer-Director JP Dutta, when the latter called on the Chief ...
  


Trouble for Shah Rukh Khan: IT department attaches Alibag farmhouse
30.01.18 -

Shah Rukh Khan’s sea-facing farmhouse in Alibaug, that was the venue of his last birthday bash, has invited fresh trouble for the actor. Back in 2017, he was heckled by MLC Jayant Patil for causing a commotion at the mainland and soon after reports surfaced ...
  


Have you watched Padmaavat? Say something totally non-sense!
PADMAVATI - KARNI KYA & KATHNI KYA!
28.01.18 - S Pal

"THERE IS NOTHING OBJECTIONABLE in the film."
 
And there cannot be a worse defence of the right of a film maker to make a film, or the right of the people to watch that film.

"Believe me I have watched the movie. It only glorifies Rajput culture."

That's ...
  


If only Modi had tweeted his First Day First Show plan from Davos
PADMAVAT – FIRST DAY, FIRST SHOW IN DAVOS
23.01.18 - Anita Pathania

ACROSS INDIA, government employees were looking forward to a long weekend. With the Republic Day falling on Friday, it meant three straight days of leisurely break from the humdrum of life. Tens of thousands of such employees knew about this extended holiday months in advance, ...
  


Hours after SC lifts Padmaavat ban, Karni Sena men attack cinema hall
FRINGE GROUPS THREATEN VIOLENCE
18.01.18 - TEAM PT

Hours after the Supreme Court decided to cancel the ban imposed by some states on the release of film Padmaavat, Rajput Karni Sena workers on Thursday allegedly vandalised a cinema hall in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.
 
The incident took place at Jyoti cinema hall in the city's ...
  


Playing national anthem in movie theatres not mandatory, says Supreme Court
MODIFIES ITS 2016 ORDER
09.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said playing the national anthem before screening of a movie in cinemas was not mandatory any more, reversing an order issued more than a year ago.

The court left the decision to play the anthem to theatre owners a day after ...
  


‘Padmavati’ renamed ‘Padmavat’, to release on Jan 25
BANNED IN RAJASTHAN
08.01.18 - TEAM PT

Padmavati has been renamed Padmavat, and will be released on January 25, confirmed a source from producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
 
On Friday, the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC) granted Padmavat a U/A certification. The certified runtime of the Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and ...
  



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