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India asks Oxford museum to return ‘stolen’ cultural asset

India asks Oxford museum to return ‘stolen’ cultural asset

By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter at Asia N London: The Indian government has officially requested that the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford return a 15th century bronze idol that was apparently stolen from a temple in India during the 1960s. The Indian high commission in London stated that a formal request for restitution of the […]

BTS’ new album tops record-high 91 iTunes charts

BTS’ new album tops record-high 91 iTunes charts

Seoul: K-pop super band BTS wrote iTunes chart history Saturday with its new album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” topping the iTunes album charts in 91 countries and regions, the band’s management agency said. As of Saturday morning (Korean time), “Map of the Soul: 7” landed atop the iTunes “top album” charts in 91 countries […]

Seeking a valuable mind in Parasite

Seeking a valuable mind in Parasite

By Pooneh Nedai Editor-in-chief of Shokaran Magazine – Iran Tehran: I watched Parasite film right at the time of thinking why I am so hopeless about people around me. I damned myself for many times after helping some types of people. In a very small portion, I tried to help people around me to find […]

‘Parasite’ gets post-Oscar boost

‘Parasite’ gets post-Oscar boost

Seoul: Lee Kyung-sook, an 84-year-old Seoul citizen, visited a multiplex theater in the posh southern district of Gangnam on Wednesday afternoon with her daughter and grandson. Wearing a mask to protect herself from the novel coronavirus, she said she was so proud of the homegrown movie “Parasite”‘s triumph in at this year’s Academy Awards. “I […]

Bong joon-ho wins Oscar

Bong joon-ho wins Oscar

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: Bong Joon-ho’s historic feats in winning Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture for his Korean-language socio-drama Parasite has given surrealistically a feel of paradise.! A tale of two families – the Kims and the Parks. They are living in worlds apart. A […]

‘Parasite’ wins four Oscar trophies including best picture

‘Parasite’ wins four Oscar trophies including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational black comedy “Parasite” has bagged four Oscar titles, including best picture and best director, to become the first non-English language film to achieve such a feat. At the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (U.S. local time), Bong’s seventh feature film, a tale of […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ clinches best screenplay at Oscars

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ clinches best screenplay at Oscars

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational family satire “Parasite” has won best original screenplay at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first Korean-made film ever to clinch an Oscar. At the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (U.S. local time), South Korea’s “Parasite” co-written by Bong and Han Jin-won was named […]

‘Parasite’ has collected 55 awards at 57 film festivals

‘Parasite’ has collected 55 awards at 57 film festivals

  Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational black comedy “Parasite,” nominated in six categories, including best picture, at the upcoming Oscars, has been invited to 57 film festivals and award events across the world, and collected 55 trophies, its production company CJ ENM said Friday. In May last year, the film about class division through two extreme […]

Two poems by Pooneh Nedai

Two poems by Pooneh Nedai

Manama: In the ancient texts of Persian literature, the pigeon has different dimensions, but it always plays positive role in human beliefs. Pooneh Nedai, Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran, continues this tradition in her latest poem and sees the pigeon as a gentle source of pleasure, optimism and optimism […]

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

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