Surviving in showbiz by making northeastern films: Manju Borah

Lack of resources and advanced technology in northeast India notwithstanding, National Award-winning filmmaker Manju Borah has been able to survive in the film industry for almost two decades. She credits it to her choice of themes, which are deeply rooted in the region.

Film fests good for spotlight: Budding Assamese filmmaker
Film fests good for spotlight: Budding Assamese filmmaker

 After showcasing his film "Sita" in the 'Short Film Corner' at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, budding Assamese filmmaker Kangkan Deka plans to send his regional work to more fests as he believes such platforms are beneficial for independent filmmakers.

Witch hunting to be subject of new Assamese film

The burning issue of witch hunting across Assam is the subject of eminent theatre activist Sitanath Lahkar's first feature film.

Bihu is the lifeline of Assamese culture: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that Bihu is the lifeline of Assamese culture and binds together people of all faiths.

I made film on 26/11 out of frustration: Jahnu Barua
I made film on 26/11 out of frustration: Jahnu Barua

Remembering the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on its sixth anniversary today, filmmaker Jahnu Barua said that he made the national-award winning film 'Baandhon' on the aftermath of the bloodshed to take out his angst over the incident.

Two Assamese youth arrested for raping IT professional

Two Assamese youth working as contract workers in a private firm at a resort here have been arrested for raping a Bangalore-based IT professional, said a top police official Tuesday.

Good films transcend language, boundary: Assamese actress

Assamese singer-actress Tarulata Kutum, whose film `Ko:Yad` was screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), feels that a good movie is appreciated irrespective of the language it is made in.

Assamese begin return journey to Bangalore, Pune

In groups small and large, people from the North-East who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune have started returning to work.

Assamese community celebrates Bihu in Delhi

Wearing traditional attire, feasting on sweetmeats like pitha and laddoo and participating in colourful cultural extravaganza - complete with song and dance - the Assamese community in Delhi celebrated Bihu Wednesday.

Pay 50K compensation to two Assamese: NHRC to Centre

The NHRC has asked the Centre to pay a compensation of Rs
50,000 each to two residents of Assam who were apprehended and
allegedly tortured by the army personnel last year on
suspicion that the duo had links with ULFA.