Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Anand Brian Anand Brian Editor's note: This story was originally published in February and has been republished with updates. Today, everyone respects Arunachalam Muruganantham, 52, a social entrepreneur who lives in the city of Coimbatore in South India. But there was a time, he says, when his neighbors were convinced he had lost his mind. Some even believed that he was a vampire. "It all started because I wanted to create a good sanitary napkin for my wife," he laughs. That was back in 1998, when Muruganantham married Shanthi Natrajan. He saw that she would use torn rags to absorb the blood during the onset of her menstrual cycle. He was shocked to find out how common this practice was. Other women in the villages around Coimbatore would use whatever was at their disposal — wrapping small mounds of ash or sand in cloth to use as absorbents. Later that year, he began to experiment. He was intent on … [Read more...] about A Menstruation Movie Is On The Short List For An Oscar Nomination
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Aanand L Rai directed film 'Zero' starring Shah Rukh Khan built the largest set in Film city ever as they recreated the Ghanta Ghar or clock tower which is an iconic landmark of Meerut . As 'Zero' is based in the city of Meerut, the makers recreated the monument to the scale, making it the biggest set ever built in film city. The original structure is located in Meerut, the centre of Uttar Pradesh and was built in 1914 by the British. Replicating the magnificent commemorate which was built by skilled labourers with specialized techniques back in the 19th century was a very challenging and a gruelling task for the director. The set has been so well duplicated that the difference between real and the set is almost impossible to be told. From the local stalls to the massive buildings, the makers recreated everything to make it look authentic. A source close to the film reveals, "During the pre-production, we had travelled to Meerut and clicked pictures of the lanes to recreate them. … [Read more...] about Aanand L Rai recreated Meerut’s Ghanta Ghar in Film city for ‘Zero’
By Sahir Palijo Published: August 7, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The trailer shows the difficult and awkward yet funny situations a middle aged woman faces as a student The last time the audience saw Kajol in a Bollywood movie was in Dilwale, which also starred Shah Rukh Khan. That was three years ago. Since then, Kajol has appeared in one Tamil movie which was a critical failure. She will next be seen in Helicopter Eela, which is being produced by her husband, Ajay Devgn. The trailer of Helicopter Eela released a few days back on Kajol’s birthday. The story revolves around a single mom, Eela (Kajol). Her son suggests that she complete her studies, since she had to leave in between before he was born, and start tutoring other children. However, to do so, Eela decides to join her son’s college. National Award winning actor, Riddhi Sen plays Eela’s son. The trailer shows the difficult and awkward yet funny situations a middle aged woman faces as a … [Read more...] about Back to school: Can ‘Helicopter Eela’ help Kajol get her mojo back?