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Marathi film ‘Puglya’ wins at Moscow International Film Fest


The Marathi film "Puglya" has won the Best Foreign Language Feature award at Moscow International Film Festival, 2021. "I feel immense joy when I see that the story is receiving such great response. Winning at Moscow International Film Festival is a great deal of pride for me and the team," director Vinod Sam Peter said. The...

Panda’s ‘Kalira Atita’ invited for Cornell University screening


Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda's Odia film "Kalira Atita" is all set to be screened at Cornell University's film society, Cornell Cinema, at New York. In addition to the screening, the filmmaker will also conduct a webinar with the students and faculty of the institute to discuss climate change and its drastic implications, topics that the...

BAFTA nomination as good as win for me: Adarsh Gourav


Indian actor Adarsh Gourav earned global spotlight with his nomination at the 74th British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for his performance of Balram Halwai in "The White Tiger", in the Leading Actor category. Although he did not win, he is not upset. Adarsh was in competition with veteran names such as...

Priyanka says it’s great time to be a cartoon in Covid era


Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was the first presenter at the 74th British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, for the category of Best Animated film. "Animated film characters have had a great year -- no social distancing, no quarantine. It's a great time to be a cartoon," Priyanka said, before revealing the winning...

BAFTA 2021: ‘Nomadland’ wins big, Adarsh loses to Hopkins


The Frances McDormand-starrer Hollywood drama "Nomadland" was the big winner at the 74th British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards held at Royal Albert Hall, winning four trophies. Indian actor Adarsh Gourav, who was nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in "The White Tiger" lost to the legendary Anthony...

Second wave of Covid and India’s political landscape


By Ramanand and Dhanisha  A little over a year since India first began its battle with the covid-19 pandemic, and it is apparent to any observer that once again, India is standing more towards the losing half. In March 2020, confronted with the emergence of the virus and simultaneous lack of resources to tackle the...

India’s vaccine strategy is based on science


By Vijay Chauthaiwale India has been undertaking the world’s largest vaccination drive. In less than three months, we have managed to provide more than 100 million doses across the country, which is more than the population of Germany. The country has already achieved one of the highest daily vaccinations per day across the globe with...

The COVID Vaccine Paradox – Blood clotting from some vaccines explained

Post Date: April 13, 2021

By Akshat Jain MD MPH   VIPIT is the medical term given to the phenomenon of developing clots in various parts of the body after certain (not all) COVID 19 vaccines. VIPIT stands for vaccine induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia, a complicated term explained simply as clotting of the thrombocytes or platelet cells in the blood vessels...

US Consular Update – India!

Post Date: April 13, 2021

By  Dev B. Viswanath, Esq. Pursuant to a recent announcement by US Consular Post - Mumbai, effective immediately, U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai will only provide essential services to U.S. citizens and limited visa services until further notice due to rising COVID rates and for the safety and protection of our customers and staff.  Accordingly, some scheduled visa appointments will...