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For the love of frames


The third edition of the Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) in McLeod Ganj, from October 30 to November 2, will open with director and actor Rajat Kapoor’s brilliant Aankhon Dekhi, the story of 55-year-old Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra, who lives with his joint family in Old Delhi in a cramped space hiding his aspirations and resentment. DIFF, the love child of long-time residents of Dharamsala, filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, aims to showcase the best of independent cinema in the small Himachal town, and encourage local filmmaking.

Knight of Ke fancied

Pesi Shroff-trained Knight Of Ke, who retains form, may repeat in the Calcutta Monsoon Derby 2000 metres, the highlight of the races to be held here on Tuesday.

ONGC shoot out Indian Oil in title clash

Oil and Natural Gas Commission got the better of formidable Indian Oil Corporation 4-3 (2-2) via the penalty shootout, in the final of the all-India public sector men’s hockey tournament in Amritsar on Sunday.

Kaushik hundred in Modern School win

Madhav Kaushik on Monday became the first player to score a century in the USA Pears-Daredevils School Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament this season. His 102 (62 balls, 5x4, 5x6) helped Modern School, Barakhamba Road, rally from 17/2 to 192/4.

Manipur school prevail


Mohammed Siraj scored five goals, including a hat-trick, as Manipur’s North Eastern English School thrashed Wellham Boys School, Dehradun, 5-1 in the Under-17 competition of the Subroto Cup inter-school football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

What are these paintings made of?


These paintings by Aaron Johnson are made of socks and are called sock paintings. Johnson uses crusty, old, ragged socks in the most creative and effective manner possible to turn them into a medium of expression for his 3-dimentional artworks.

Foxx foxed by Bollywood playback


Prashant Rai, who is lucky enough to share screen space with Jamie Foxx, shares his experience of working with the powerhouse actor who plays the villain Electro in The Amazing Spiderman 2.

No national duty for Jwala: BAI

Doubles specialist Jwala Gutta faces a hiatus in her career with the Badminton Association of India on Monday deciding not to consider her for selection “in any international tournament inside or outside India” until the finding of an independent committee, set up to go into the punishment proposed over the Indian Badminton League row in August.

Days of Thunder triumphs

Prasad Raju-trained Days Of Thunder was well ridden by P. Sai Kumar to win the Smt.Teegala Sulochana Reddy Memorial Cup 1000 metres, Monday’s main event here.

Touched by Lewis’ gift, says Milkha

Former India athlete Milkha Singh has said that the gift he got from legendary US Olympic champion Carl Lewis is the ultimate acknowledgement for the hard work he put in during his running days.

Wandering about the near empty streets of a somnolent Lisbon on Sunday it seemed incredible that for years I was expressly forbidden to visit the Portuguese capital. Not me alone. No Indian could.

It is sad to see a great institution crumble. The Congress is more than just a political party.