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India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

If cinema lovers get to watch a few good movies at the In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val of In­dia ( IFFI) in Goa this year, they can thank In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing Min­is­ter Am­bika Soni. She in­ter­vened in a stand- off be­tween In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing Sec­re­tary Uday Varma and IFFI Di­rec­tor Shankar Mo­han, who quit in a huff over the con­sti­tu­tion of the steer­ing com­mit­tee. When Soni re­alised that fes­ti­val vet­eran Mo­han had quit, she made Varma re­verse the de­ci­sion. Per­haps too late? The fes­ti­val be­gins in Novem­ber.

HE­MANT CHAWLA/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

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