Photo: Sonia Kil Photo: Sonia Kil Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Sonia Kil Anthony Chen’s ‘Wet Season’ Leads off Singapore Festival’s 30th Anniversary Parade 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Local stars and talents from Asia studded the opening night red carpet event of the Singapore International Film Festival on Thursday. They were lead by hometown filmmaker Anthony Chen, who made a global impact with debut feature “Ilo Ilo,” and is again making a splash with “Wet Season.” For its 30th edition, the festival runs as part of the Singapore Media Festival for 11 days with over 40 feature films, and a strong emphasis on the South East Asia region. More from Variety Singapore Festival to Focus on Asian … [Read more...] about Anthony Chen’s ‘Wet Season’ Leads off Singapore Festival’s 30th Anniversary Parade
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With Food Corporation of India granaries overflowing, the government is looking to liquidate its grain stocks to prevent damage and minimise the carrying cost in the country beyond the requirement. In fact, the Food Ministry wants the Ministry of External Affairs to look at the option of presenting the surplus grain stocks as “humanitarian aid to deserving countries”. Sources told The Indian Express: “The Department of Food and Public Distribution has requested the Ministry of External Affairs to explore the possibility of export of wheat and rice from the surplus stock available with FCI, through G2G (government-to-government) basis in the form of humanitarian aid to deserving countries.” Earlier this year, a committee of secretaries too recommended that the possibility of offering surplus stocks of wheat in the form of aid to deserving countries be explored in coordination with the MEA. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had made … [Read more...] about Granaries overflowing, Food dept’s SOS to MEA: Send wheat, rice as aid to deserving countries
There could be a future where we eat incredible, sustainable, engineered foods—3D-printed or lab-grown meals, chemically optimized to unleash the perfect combination of flavor and nutrients to fit our bodies and our tastes. Better tasting hot dogs with harmful fats removed! Healthier snacks with accurate expiration dates! Or, we can continue on our present path, and Americans will keep eating the same foods we always have, including foods that make us sick and obese. If the United States would like a say in the future of food, the government and the people need to start paying attention to our food scientists. Take Karen Schaich, a Rutgers food science professor who studies the very nature of how food ages. Schaich observes how common foods like tortilla chips and peanut butter go rancid, and believes she’s found processes that cause food to spoil faster than we think. But she struggles to get this important research funded. She’s not the only one—American food … [Read more...] about American Food Science Is Broken
The Oscar winner will be feted at the event on Jan. 2 on the same stage with previously announced honorees Renée Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix. Charlize Theron will kick off the new year with a new award. The Oscar winning star of Bombshell has been selected to receive the International Star Award, Actress from the Palm Springs International Film Festival for her work as Megyn Kelly in the Lionsgate release. The fest's annual Film Awards Gala, presented by American Express, sponsored by AT&T and Entertainment Tonight and hosted by Mary Hart, will take place Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event is always a high-profile stop on the awards circuit and the 2020 event is shaping up to be another A-list affair with Theron joining previously announced honorees Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger. It won't be Theron's first date in the desert. The 44-year-old actress, producer and activist previously took home the PSIFF's Desert Palm Achievement Award in … [Read more...] about Charlize Theron Set to Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala (Exclusive)
Tamil movie buffs are sure to have an exciting festival season ahead with a lot to choose from the list of movies set to be screened on big screens as well as the mini-screens. While Bigil and Kaithi are two major movies that will hit theatres during Diwali season, various Tamil television channels have an exciting line-up of movies, which will be making their television premieres in a week. Some of the biggest blockbusters of this year are set for a grand television premiere during Diwali season. Take a look at the list here. Nerkonda Paarvai Nerkonda Paarvai, the Ajith Kumar starrer, which emerged as a blockbuster at the box office, is all set for a grand television premiere during Diwali season. The highly-appreciated movie will make its mini-screen debut on Zee Tamil on October 27, 2019, at 4 PM. Comali Comali, Jayam Ravi's movie, that turned out to be the favourite of Tamil movie buffs, is gearing up to set the mini-screens ablaze on Diwali day (October 27, 2019). The film will … [Read more...] about Diwali 2019 Special Tamil Movies On TV Channels: Nerkonda Paarvai, Comali, A1 And Other Films!