Indian Film in Oscar Documentary Short Subject Category
‘Period. End of Sentence’ made it to the Oscar shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category, out of 104 films that originally qualified. The film is about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real-life ‘Pad Man’ Arunachalam Muruganantham.
Assam Documentary Wins Award
Finding Beauty in Garbage won the best short documentary award at Asia South East Short Film Festival recently held at Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The short documentary is based on issues surrounding mountains of garbage in Dibrugarh town of Assam.
Guinness World Records for South Korean Grain Silo
A grain silo was transformed into an enormous colourful artwork in South Korea and has been named by Guinness World Records as the largest outdoor mural in the world. The 23,688 sq m of the outside of giant storage containers in the port city of Incheon has painting that depicts a young boy’s journey into adulthood.
Ex PM Manmohan Singh's Book Released
Manmohan Singh launched his book 'Changing India' - a five volumes collection of his speeches and writings since 1956, in New Delhi on December 18, 2018. It is published by Oxford University Press and describes his life's entire journey as a student, economist, policymaker, politician and PM during the UPA government.