India, which is one of the largest contributors to the UN peacekeeping missions, on Monday demanded a greater say from the United Nations in decision-making on UN peace-keeping missions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.