Independence Day 2020: Films Like Gunjan Saxena That Have Women Pioneer Patriotism On Big Screen

Neerja Directed by Ram Madhvani, the film is a biopic on the Indian air hostess and model, Neerja Bhanot. Neerja had sacrificed her life while saving 359 passengers in her Pan Am flight 73, which was hijacked by terrorists in 1986. The film shocked the audience through its heartbreaking story, realistic descriptions and its message […]

A letter to my post-lockdown self: ‘Keep listening to the birds’

I’m writing to you two months after you came out of hospital, still recovering from the pneumonia that put you in an intensive care unit and worryingly close to being put on a ventilator. (Purely to satisfy our curiosity, I hope by now you’ve found out if it was caused by Covid-19. Testing wasn’t yet […]

Natsiaa 2018: young guns breathe new life into Indigenous art traditions

In Yolngu culture “rock solid” cultural conventions dictate that artists use the land for their art, which can be only of an artist’s own identity or that of their mother or grandmother. For artists such as Gunybi Ganambarr, who won the overall prize at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art awards (Natsiaa), […]

Exclusive: Internet pioneer Leonard Kleinrock on the great experiment we’re living through, and why the internet probably won’t break

LK: The short answer is, No, I did not think such an experiment would be “run”. But, there was an underlying recognition and a drive that helped lead us to where we are, and it’s the following. For me, the creation of computer networks was a new, challenging, unstudied problem whose solution would have impact […]

UK cinemas celebrate independents’ day

“It’s about normality and about questioning what normality is,” says festival manager Gabrielle Jenks. This year, specifically, that questioning of normality will explore the outer limits of faith and belief, and related ethical dilemmas in medicine, science and the future of the body, as modified by technology. Hence Kurt Hentschläger’s ZEE, a “mind-altering” art installation […]

Coronavirus live updates: Growing number of kids infected with COVID-19, deadly inflammation

4:29 p.m. California has a lot at stake as D.C. falters: California had a lot riding on the stimulus relief package that hit a standstill in Washington on Friday. The Democrats’ version would release at least $14 billion that California officials are counting on in the state budget. Without it, steep cuts will hit the […]

Notre Dame mourns the passing of Ara Parseghian

“Notre Dame mourns the loss of a legendary football coach, a beloved member of the Notre Dame family and good man — Ara Parseghian,” university president Rev. John L Jenkins said in a statement. “Among his many accomplishments, we will remember him above all as a teacher, leader and mentor who brought out the very […]

10 of Britain’s best wild beach walks

Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire I once tried to visit all of Pembrokeshire’s beaches in one trip, and failed. For a start, there are a lot of them. Second, there are several that are only accessible by sea, or with some serious abseiling. Barafundle is a well-known beauty spot and liable to attract visitors on sunny days […]

Nebraska music venues seek help as they struggle to survive

“It has been a very difficult few months for us, our venues and the entire live music industry and unfortunately we may not be through the worst of it yet,” the company said on Facebook. “Please ask your elected representatives to support the RESTART Act and Save Our Stages Act.”

Village gunman was a police-hating Nazi fanatic: Paranoid neighbour shot victim who he thought was a ‘government agent’ after the aerospace executive retired to £600,000 Hampshire cottage

Hampshire Police said in a statement: ‘Officers were called to an address following a report of an assault on a man. It’s now known the 42-year-old victim was shot and received serious injuries. He is currently receiving treatment at Southampton General Hospital.