Priyanka Chopra Jonas co-produced Evil Eye to release this month on Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios' upcoming film Evil Eye is a gripping thriller with a suspenseful and chilling storyline. Produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Jason Blum (Get Out), Evil Eye is set to take audiences on twists and turns to explore a dark past and tense family secret. Amazon Studios are bringing one of the most popular audio plays to life with this upcoming release. The film is based on the audio play written...

Arun Fulara’s “My Mother’s Girlfriend” bags the KASHISH QDrishti Film Grant 2020

Anjum Rajabali, Arunaraje Patil, Onir, Neeraj, and Sridhar Rangayan select the winner at an online pitching session The result for the 2020 edition of the much anticipated KASHISH QDrishti Film Grant, the launch of which was covered back in May, which gives Rs.2,00,000 to a filmmaker to make a LGBTQ film is out. The winner is Arun Fulara for his...

Cary Rajinder Sawhney continues to champion the power of cinema to help BAME/LGBTQ communities

When there are problems with the world there are those who muddle through and then there are those who feel driven to change things for the better. Cary Rajinder Sawhney MBE is currently busy with the latest editions of two unique film festivals in London this month which aim to improve life for both the BAME and LGBTQ communities. Cary is the...

Teacher turns author to keep Gujarati alive for future generations

Growing up in a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual London has been a key factor in shaping my identity. I am British – born and bred. A true Londoner. And I am as Indian as they come. My childhood was an Indian one, from the food, the language, the weekend activities, to the way I interact with people; my experiences have...

Remembering Chiku, our squirrel child

This poem's been inspired by real events and has been written to make children understand the power of compassion towards animals. It is meant to encourage them to love them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I heard the crows scream out quite loud And ran outside to see, There lay on the grass in our Mumbai backyard Tiny balls of three! It was early hours, we were barely awake But...

KASHISH 2020: Ribhu Ghosh’s short film Kohraa is a gripping tale that exposes Indian rural realities on sexuality

Film : Kohraa Duration : 20 minutes Genre : Short film Director : Ribhu Ghosh KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival ran from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. Ribhu Ghosh's short film Kohraa is a realistic and gripping narrative that revolves around a sixteen-year-old boy Ronnie, living in...

KASHISH 2020: Ankit Gupta’s docu-short Sex Changed is a strong, positive narrative on individuals undergoing sexual transition

Film : Sex Changed Duration : 20 minutes Genre : Docu-short/ English Director : Ankit Gupta KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival ran from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. Sex Changed - the film and its characters Sex Changed by Ankit Gupta is positive story about two people...

Tales from the lockdown

From the minds of Samar and Ashish Hingorani come a collection of stories that follow three characters adapting to the new "normal" in these days of coronavirus. The illustrations are by Lakshmi Hingorani. Enjoy. NOTE: the controls to move back and forth through the pages are at the bottom of each page.

Imaginative animation sensitively shares LGBTQ issues in KASHISH 2020’s QToons programme

Cartoons have had a long history, predating cinematography. Little flip books were around before the movies arrived. There have been the powerhouses of Disney and Warner Brothers who brought us Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, right through to the modern computer generated animations of Pixar and others. Magical The magic, and core power, of animation is that it allows the director...

KASHISH 2020: Aarti Neharsh’s debut film ‘The Song We Sang’ receives double nomination including Riyad Wadia Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker Award

THE SONG WE SANG  20 min / 2020 / Narrative Short / India Dir: Aarti Neharsh KASHISH 2020 Virtual, the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival will run from July 22nd - July 30th screening 157 films from 42 countries. You can register to attend the festival from anywhere in the world. Check out registration...