India to send world's last telegram. Stop. At the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India's state-owned telecom company, a message emerges from a dot matrix printer addressing a soldier's Army unit in Delhi. "GRANDMOTHER SERIOUS. 15 DAYS LEAVE EXTENSION," it reads. It's one of about 5,000 such missives still being sent every day by telegram – a format favored for its "sense of urgency and authenticity," explains a BSNL official.
June 14, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News
'Fill the Void' marriage tale goes into a cloistered Jewish subculture Transfixing and emotionally complex, Israeli drama 'Fill the Void' has won filmmaker Rama Burshtein a big wave of acclaim. Burshtein is a member of the Haredi, the ultra-Orthodox community in which the film is set, and it benefits greatly from the insider's authenticity her status inevitably gives it.
June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
The Making Of “The East” And How a Good Collaboration Is Like Meditation Zal Batmanglij, director and cowriter of The East and Sound of My Voice, explains how collaborating with actress and cowriter Brit Marling has taught him trust, authenticity, and the true nature of storytelling. Zal Batmanglij grew up in a house where creative collaboration was part of everyday life. His mother is celebrated Persian cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij ; his father, Mohammad, owns ...
June 13, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine
Pope Benedict XVI in Toronto Star He said promised the church "will do everything we can to weigh the authenticity of (priests') vocations and make every effort to accompany priests along their journey, so that the Lord will protect them and watch over them in troubled situations."