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Bijaya Jena
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Bijaya Jena is an alumna of the Film Institute of India. She received her diploma in film acting and is a winner of the State Award for Best Actress. She has acted in feature films, television serials and plays, and served on juries for India's international film festivals.

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Philosophy of Love

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 3:31 AM

Saf in Arabic is PURE and the group of people who practiced spiritual bond with the Divine Force were called Sufis and Prophet Mohammad called this mystic order Knights of Purity(Saheba-e-Safa). Sufis existed before the 6th Century but they flourished during the Prophet's lifetime. Many movements took place in Persia...

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International Roshd Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 10:20 AM

The International Roshd Film Festival, the oldest film festival in Iran, focuses on educational films for children. This film festival took place during the last week of October and featured documentary, short, animation and feature films from 40 countries. Within these sections, winners were from France, Spain, Mexico and Iran....

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Art in Provincial Culture

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 2:48 PM

Booker Prize winning novelist Arvin Adiga wrote "Ignoring the cultural significance of our smaller towns will reduce the nation's diversity." I would like to elaborate on this statement. It is not the historical importance of these provincial towns alone which make them invaluable but their contribution to the nurturing of...
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Two Films -- Both Alike in Dignity

(2) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 1:24 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has eluded one of the two most brilliant films of recent times for reasons unknown. Perhaps in art, democracy does not work. I would like to mention these two brilliant films which are not to be missed by cinema lovers anywhere in...

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The Making Of An Indian Filmmaker

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 2:34 PM

I am a national award-winning film maker from India who has been exposed to European cinema since I was 15 in a film school, and interacted with the world masters (Antonioni, Kurosawa, Elia Kazan, Costa-Gavras, Zanussi) who visited our school and also in film festivals. Hence, it was not surprising...

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