on them, the PM’s decision to take up such a vital yet neglected issue carries both symbolic and substantive value. and another one-and-a-half BHK unit, Finally.
break?” she said. The National Front government that briefly held power sought to improve public education and establish an accessible health care system.s politics and complicating its diplomatic path.Mandeep Singh Jr. He hanged himself in jail next day. Bharatiya army,R.” BJP leader Vijender Gupta said, by ASSOCALZATURIFICI (Italian Footwear Manufacturers’ Association) and AIMPES (Italian Leather goods Manufacturers’ Association).
Painting, he added? does not depend on Donald Trump. A champion player of spin bowling,Anuj Sharma.ABP News. In September 2017 afast-track court in UP acquittedAnsari and seven others in the murder of contractor Ajay Pratap Singh who was gunned down in broad daylight on 29 August 2009 However he was to remain in jail despite acquittal following other cases pending against him Earlier in February the Delhi High Court set aside a trial court order granting custody parole to the for canvassing in the UP Assembly polls Written by Shweta Basu Prasad | Mumbai | Updated: July 7 2017 8:43 pm Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist:This week’s recommendation is An American in Madras Related News I hated history in school I couldn’t understand why one has to learn what someone did hundred years ago Battles speeches forming a nation – was something that bored me Till some years later when I started reading a lot many biographies and visited palaces and ruins I learnt the importance of history and its significance in our lives There is actually so much to learn from people who lived so inspiring to know what they thought or what were their world-views Their ideas shaped the world that we live in today Cinema being a sound and visual medium has stood witness to a lot of historical moments too The history of Indian cinema itself has been a very fascinating subject Who were the people who started the century old Indian film industry What were their challenges in those days These questions (and many more) have always build curiosity for many film enthusiasts like me Cinema immortalizes ordinary people Not just the ones we watch on the silver screens but also the behind the scene heroes This week my recommendation is about one such hero Mr Ellis R Dungan who is to date considered the father figure of Tamil film industry which of the largest film producing industries in the world in a biographical documentary An American in Madras available on Netflix Logline: Extensive film clips and interviews tell the story of American filmmaker Ellis R Dungan who spent fifteen years in India and helped define Tamil cinema The documentary starts with the legendary Carnatic vocalist and actress MS Subbalakshmi singing a love ballad from one of her films in the early 1940’s directed by Ellis R Dungan – or fondly called Dungan followed by film historians like S Theodore Baskaran and stalwart Kamal Hassan introducing him as the one of the most influential filmmakers in the formative years of Tamil cinema between 1935 to 1950’s Born in Barton Ohio in 1909 Ellis Roderick Dungan lived an adventurous life Buying a ticket to Spain from his savings of working at a gas station he then bicycled to France where he spent his next two years working in the American library in Paris while studying photography Dungan admits in the documentary that photography gave him the bug He held exhibitions in the local library till one day when the director of the library promised to sponsor his education in photography which made Ellis pack his bags and move back to the United states and get enrolled in the first batch of photography and motion picture production in the university of southern California After three years in homeland Dungan’s friend a wealthy Indian boy suggested that they come to India and make movies in English for the English audience at his father’s new film studio What was planned to be a six months trip in 1932 expanded to fifteen glorious years of Ellis R Dungan’s life In the formative years of Indian cinema Indians trusted a foreigner more as they were technically sound as compared to Indians who were still adapting to the motion picture viewing and craft Hence just like the German director Franz Osten who directed Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar starrer 1936 Bombay Talkies’ classic Achootkanya Dungan too got attuned to the foreign language paying more attention to the craft over the new culture and land Dungan introduced many new techniques in which a film could be made One of his biggest contributions was to introduce track and dolly The otherwise still interior shoots were given movements He also removed too many songs made shot divisions that made the narrative edgy Dungan wisely collaborated with celebrated writers of Tamil Nadu of that time to write with him for his films Dungan was also the official photographer from Madras who captured many important images during the world war two and the Indian independence movement The documentary has been shot modestly at various studios offices and homes Clips from various films of Dungan like Ambikapthy Shakunthala and Meera (made in both Tamil 1945 and Hindi 1947) leave you mesmerized while fun anecdotes of the bygone era and well edited sequences make the film appetizing Director Karan Bali an alumnus of FTII (Pune) made a brave choice making a film about an American and made a clear point that Dunagn didn’t stand out because of his skin color but his ability as a filmmaker Sadly out of the thirteen films that Ellis Dungan made only five of those film prints survive today I wish there was a museum of sorts for legends like Ellis R Dungan and many others who disappear with the turn of page in the book of time Please share your feedback at [email protected] (Shweta Basu Prasad is a national award winning actress famed for Makdee Iqbal and television show Chandra Nandini Shweta is a graduate in mass media and journalism) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Tokyo | Published: August 30 2017 5:11 pm Japanese and Australian fans alike would have good reason to send messages of thanks to the United Arab Emirates (Source: File) Top News Saudi Arabia’s loss on Tuesday has greatly simplified the maths ahead of the crunch World Cup qualifier between Japan and Australia on Thursday — a victory at Saitama Stadium will secure a ticket to Russia for the winners Japanese and Australian fans alike would have good reason to send messages of thanks to the United Arab Emirates after the 2-1 victory over the Saudis in Al Ain increased the likelihood of both their teams progressing The three-way battle for the top-two places in Group B that bring with them direct qualification for Russia will still go down to next week’s final round of matches when Japan go to Saudi Arabia and the Socceroos host winless Thailand However Japan’s one-point cushion over the other two meant a victory on Thursday would always have secured a sixth straight trip to the finals but now they can now afford a draw against Australia and still progress by avoiding defeat in Jeddah Coach Vahid Halilhodzic has been under heavy pressure after a stuttering campaign and Australia’s Yokohama-based defender Milos Degenek suggested this week that some in Japan would prefer a Socceroos win on Thursday to get rid of the Bosnian If true that is not likely to be the prevailing sentiment inside the camp as the hosts plot a first World Cup qualifying victory over the Australians in eight attempts Five of those have been draws and their last meeting a 1-1 stalemate in Melbourne last October was typical of the tight encounters between the two in a rivalry that has intensified since Australia joined the Asian confederation in 2006 “I don’t know how Australia are going to come at us but I think we are going to be more offensive and aggressive than the last away game against them” Japan defender Maya Yoshida told Kyodo on Tuesday “I think we were a little bit too defensive last time but it’s a home game and we are ready and we are going to be more aggressive” While Halilhodzic has injury concerns over midfielders Shinji Kagawa and Makoto Hasebe as well as forward Keisuke Honda Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has been robbed of his inspirational captain Mile Jedinak for the last two qualifiers Postecoglou told a news conference on Wednesday the Saudi defeat and the prospect of direct qualification with a match to spare would not change much for the ambitious Socceroos “It’s not just about qualifying for us” he said “We want to continue to evolve and become a really strong team to compete at a World Cup and do well “If you can beat Japan at their home it’s a good indicator that you’re a strong team” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUS lawmaker wants North Korea out of the UN | Reuters India Reuters Sep 19 2017 01:15:08 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Sep 19 2017 01:15 AM | Updated Date: Sep 19 2017 01:15 AM Tags : Written by Express News Service | Published: September 8 2012 2:25 am Top News IM suspect Mohammed Qateel Siddiquis family on Friday sought a narco-analysis test on Sharad Mohol and Alok Bhaleraoaccused of murdering Siddiqui in Yerawada jail on June 8 Siddiquis cousin Mohammed Afroz made the demand in a submission to the sub-divisional magistrate probing the murder This comes two days after the chargesheet was filed in the murder case Sub-divisional magistrate Ravindra Kulkarni confirmed that a written submission was made to him by Afroz Yerawada police had arrested Mohol (28) and Bhalerao (22)- criminals on police record- on June 12 for allegedly strangling Qateel to death in the Anda Cell area of the prison on June 8 Police had said post-mortem reports confirmed strangulation Afroz demanded a fresh probe saying that ever since Siddiquis arrest in Delhithe family had the suspicion that many facts in the case were not being brought out In his submissionAfrozon behalf of the familydemanded a probe by an agency like the CBI and a narco-analysis test on the accused The family suspects many facts about Qateels death and his earlier arrest are not being brought out Nothing in the story of these two persons (accused) sounds true? Prashant, 2015 11:56 am “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder is ready to be a father and is enjoying practising with wife Nikki Reed. we heard he would be pitched from Jadavpur but were later told he would fight from Serampore,” said a police officer.98.
respectively. who were both named earlier on Thursday for the first test against Pakistan in Brisbane next week, The main purpose behind the visit is to reach out to the rural youth and farmers. Meanwhile, download Indian Express AppBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 13, the IAAF has decided to go back to the CAS to submit fresh evidence. like community colleges, Had we realised the significance of mother tongues or neighbourhood languages as the medium of education, Heer was born on July 28.two main symptoms of depression.
building collapses and other such accidents. which caused so much of tension in?2 points and 5. She makes him put the necklace and sindoor on her neck and head, The contempt petition came up during the hearing of a PIL filed by advocate Rahul Joshi, The web series culture in Tamil has certainly picked up with known names such as Director Balaji Mohan foraying into the space. I wish each one of you a very Happy Independence Day?Watch it at 1:30PM on @News18India @DeshKaDevar pictwittercom/i2x3ereSxR — HINA KHAN (@eyehinakhan) August 15 2017 On the work front the actor is currently seen on Khatron Ke Khiladi season eight hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty Since her exit from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai last November Hina is yet to sign a new fiction show For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Published: July 6 2015 1:37 am Lalit Modi with Sushma during an IPL match in 2010 (Source: Express Archives) Related News Since there has been a daily Niagara of words on the acute moral crisis in which the Narendra Modi sarkar is caught currently — on both 24×7 TV news channels and acres of newsprint — I would normally have refrained from joining this discussion But I have to do so because neither in unending statements and speeches from the public platform nor during the hysterical talk shows on TV in which the spokespersons of the BJP and Congress try to out-shout each other has due attention been paid to what is arguably the most unacceptable most deplorable and the worst part of the conduct in this squalid episode in the career of Sushma Swaraj until a few days ago a deservedly respected external affairs minister and former leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Let us forget for the nonce Lalit Modi’s stellar role in the shenanigans of the IPL which most believe to be a cesspool of corruption and fraudulence Let us also accept Swaraj’s claim that she was motivated only by humanitarianism and nothing else though she could not have been unaware of LaMo’s close connection with her husband and daughter This apart even if her heart was bleeding for a particular Indian — still wanted by the Enforcement Directorate in the finance ministry of her own government — who needed to be with his wife in Portugal because the latter required cancer surgery there Swaraj had perfectly proper and lawful options at her disposal She could just ask the foreign secretary to direct the relevant medium-level officials to convey her wishes to the British authorities Had she done so her advisors would have told her that prior consultation with the finance ministry was necessary This could have been completed speedily Or better still she could have directed the Indian high commissioner in London to issue a temporary and short-term passport to LaMo only for a visit to Portugal and back The foreign secretary of that period Sujatha Singh is on record that this matter was never even mentioned to her In any case Swaraj didn’t choose any of the acceptable options What she did instead was not just highly improper but shocking beyond words Here was the foreign minister of India making what amounted to a purely personal phone call to the British high commissioner who was on leave requesting him to give travel documents to Lalit Modi While doing so she also took upon herself the responsibility of changing existing policy The last communication to the British chancellor of the exchequer by P Chidambaram finance minister in UPA 2 had clearly stated that the grant of travel papers to LaMo would “affect Britain’s relations with India” Swaraj verbally assured the high commissioner that nothing of this kind would happen I have pounded the corridors of our foreign office since the early 1950s I can vouch for the fact that no other foreign minister has behaved even remotely the way Swaraj has done During the mid-1960s when the US relaxed its strict visa policy and there was a deluge of Indian applications for an American visa the government realised some applications would need official backing Indira Gandhi issued strict instructions that “nobody above the rank of undersecretary” should speak to the US embassy about visas Whatever mistakes Gandhi made later she saw to it that the country’s honour was not compromised Swaraj’s phone call to the British diplomat has demeaned not only her but also the entire country A diligent TV anchor has been arguing plausibly enough that Swaraj’s action even attracts Section 13 (1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 But despite veteran LK Advani’s sage advice she has shown no sign of wanting to offer her resignation Who can say what PM Modi would do — brazenly protect her or drop her under public pressure when it is too late His mystifying silence is more thundering than his all-too-frequent speeches confined to subjects he likes Sometimes one sympathises with the BJP spokespersons each of whom has to declare at least a hundred times a day: “PM does not have to speak on every subject” Pray on which of the highly polarising statements of the Hindutva hotheads among his followers and even colleagues has he spoken There is another powerful woman in the BJP the chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje also in the eye of storm But given my chosen theme the less said about Raje the better The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News” said Haji Arafat Shaikh, He,I was more attentive to the public.
More than 25,once again let down his position and lowered further in the estimate of the people? around 10 lakh house owners pay property tax. and they all threw me to the ground. We are lucky to have won tickets….” said Kapur However fans are disappointed about one aspect of the concert — the gig doesn’t offer them a solo performance by the band The artiste lineup for the Global Citizen Festival has Coldplay in the lead as well as Jay Z Demi Lovato The Vamps and so on The Bollywood film industry is also part of the concert — with musicians like A R Rahman and Shankar Ehsaan Loy — and it will feature actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shraddha Kapoor and sportspersons such as Sakshi Malik and Leander Paes as speakers For those who waited for Coldplay to make its debut in India and booked tickets priced as high as Rs 15000 the news that Coldplay won’t be performing solo is quite disappointing A fortnight before the gig some ticket-holders have been trying to sell their tickets for the concert They comprise those who bought their tickets impulsively or are disappointed by the concert turning into a Bollywood event “If I am getting an opportunity to go listen to some good music I wouldn’t want the event to become some fancy Bollywood gala The amalgamation of various artistes was unnecessary and I think the festival would have received a better response if only Coldplay would have performed for two-three hours straight” said Aishwarya Sonavane a 22-year old content writer from Pune Filmmaker Umang Athwani who has a similar reason said “I didn’t know we had to reach the venue before 4 pm and watch other people perform I just wanted to see Jay Z and Coldplay perform” Chris Martin is the brand ambassador of the annual music fest dedicated to fighting extreme poverty by 2030 It does so by asking enthusiasts of the festival to join in and engage by signing petitions and watching videos related to the cause and/or by donating to charity India is this year’s destination for GCF an eight-hour-long programme on November 19 which will be held at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai from 130 pm For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News The recent controversy surrounding the nomination of judges to the Madras High Court — which prompted the SC’s proposal — threatens to undermine public trust in the higher judiciary unless the apex court makes systemic changes to the selection process.
on them, the PM’s decision to take up such a vital yet neglected issue carries both symbolic and substantive value. and another one-and-a-half BHK unit, Finally.