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s 75 wards. If the response from the crowds at the Congress rallies is anything to go by, Upon arrival Smt @nsitharaman is accorded with a Guard of Honor at Nathu-la pic.senior government officials and other dignitaries were present at the airport to see him off. His successorB L Joshiwill take oath of office on Tuesday at 12:40 pm For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: April 23 2010 8:24 am Related News With curtains on the IPL cricket tournamentBollywood is all set to buzz with activity as a slew of big-budget movies with nearly Rs 350 crore riding on them slated for release As the over month long tournament grabbed eye ballsmajor releases were held back The first biggie lined up for release is Sajid Nadiadwala’s comic caper ‘Housefull’ on April 30 Yash Raj films’ ‘Badmash Company’ starring Shahid Kapur and Anushka Sharma will hit the screens on May sevenHrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori starrer ‘Kites’ on May 21followed by Prakash Jha’s political thriller ‘Raajneeti’ on June four and Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ on June 18 Trade analyst Amod Mehra told PTI that the film industry will be closely watching the performance of these big releases “Stakes are high for the industry reeling under recessionhigh production costs and films flopping at regular intervals At least Rs 350 crore is riding on these summer releases” he said The first look of ‘Raavan’ has already created a buzz and the film’s music will be launched in Mumbai tomorrow Abhishek and Aishwarya will be seen together in a movie after three years Their last film with Mani Ratnam was ‘Guru’ and soon after the release the two actors were engaged to get married In ‘Raavan’Abhishek will be seen in a negative role while Aishwarya has been paired opposite Tamil superstar Vikram It was speculated that Abhishek plays the character of the Naxalite leader Kobad Gandy but the actor refuted it on his micro blogging account Twitter In Prakash Jha’s ‘Raajneeti’ a lot has been said about Katrina Kaif’s character of a widow who takes a plunge into politics and that it was inspired from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Butits director said there was nothing in common between the twoexcept they both looked beautiful in a saree Jha has planned rallies across seven cities where the cast and crew will travel to colleges for a discussion on current issues and subjects with relevance to the youth “We would ask the students why aren’t the educated youth coming forth to actively participate in politics Why isn’t it considered a career choice” he said The promotional rallies will be held between May 10 and 24 Mexican beauty Barbara Mori is already in Mumbai and will join the promotional campaign of ‘Kites’ which is expected to start next week “Kites will be Hrithik Roshan’s first film in two years after ‘Jodha Akbar’ He was last seen in a special appearance in ‘Luck by Chance’ last year ‘Housefull’ has been directed by Sajid Khan and has a host of actors like Akshay KumarRiteish DeshmukhLara DuttaDeepika Padukone among others ‘Badmash Company’ marks the debut of actor Parmeet Sethi as director Sethi had debuted as an actor In Yash Raj’s classic ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 15 2016 9:52 pm Smirnoff brand has launched cocktails inspired by the movie series Star Trek Top News Imagine sipping a chilled glass of ‘Spocktail’ or a cheering glasses to ‘Beam Me Up’ “Star Trek” fans can now look forward to exciting cocktails launched by vodka brand Smirnoff “We have crafted an exclusive range of Smirnoff cocktails that add an exquisite twist to the traditional favourites making it a unique and out of this world experience” Hemant Mundkur brand ambassador Diageo India and mixologist who has created the Star Trek Beyond – Smirnoff cocktails said in a statement The cocktails will be available across top pubs and restaurants Share This Article Related Article Traversing through space the third instalment of the “Star Trek Reboot Series: Star Trek Beyond” which is directed by acclaimed director Justin Lin will release in 3D and 2D on July 22 in both English and Hindi It is distributed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures “‘Star Trek’ is one of the most widely followed franchise across the world and we’re delighted to bring third instalment of the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ series with ‘Star Trek Beyond’ to the Indian audience… The collaboration with Smirnoff helps us engage with the young urbane audiences in fun cool way and add a delightful twist to their Star Trek experience” Rudrarup Datta Senior Vice President (Marketing) Viacom18 Motion Picture said The choice of cocktails include * The Spocktail: This is an electric mix of vodka fresh red grapes apple juice with a splash of lime and soda * Vulcan Salute: No more protocols vodka crushed ice and orange and lime wedges come together in this tangy mix an excuse to give up reason and logic to have some fun * Beam Me Up: Transport yourself into a night of fun with this heady mix of expresso butterscotch and coffee * Warp Driver: Break the barriers with our version of the classic screw driver Try the tropical fusion of smirnoff vodka pineapple Juice with coconut syrup and some blue curacao * LIIT (and prosper): Vulcan salute merges with the classic cocktail in this snazzy combo of smirnoff orange captain morgan and gin combined peach cranberry and lemonade For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bijal Vachharajani | Published: November 26 2017 12:01 am Inside pages from Oliver Jeffers’s latest book Related News When the Apollo mission crew took that famous photograph of the earth in its entirety the planet was dubbed the “Blue Marble” The earth as NASA puts it was “revealed as both a vast planet home to billions of creatures and a beautiful orb capable of fitting into the pocket of the universe” Now decades later once again we get that sense of preciousness the sheer weight and the worth of this blue marble while reading Oliver Jeffers’s latest picture book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (HarperCollins) Jeffers over a phone call says that he started writing and drawing Here We Are for his son In his dedication he writes “To my son Harland This book was written in the first two months of your life as I tried to make sense of it all for you These are the things I think you need to know” The back of the book says it all — an arrow points at the earth and it says “All the people live here” and then it points at another planet “No one lives here (yet)” It suddenly hits you — this is it our one home By the end of the book all you want to do is cradle the book (and the planet) and whisper a thank you The cover of Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth “It’s one of those ideas that kind of hits you over the head like a hammer when it occurs to you” Jeffers says “I didn’t start off thinking that ‘Oh I have got a book idea to write a guide for my son let me see what will be in there’ I was slowly explaining things to him as he walked around and I was putting out things that he had never seen before … and I was sort of writing and drawing and putting together almost a metaphor for him It occurred to me that it’s the premise of a picture book It occurred to me that a brand-new life is a completely blank slate where he was my responsibility as a parent” Jeffers explores this “bewildering place” for newborns and the weary of heart with the help of little notes He begins with a hand-lettered “Well Hello and Welcome to this planet We call it Earth” The journey he takes the readers on is a spectacular one We travel to land sky and sea to cold and hot places to pointy bumpy and flat lands; and are reminded that we share it with others Each page is more exquisite than the other — purple-pink mountains iced with snow; the velvety depths of the sea complete with translucent jellyfish pop-coloured octopus and shipwrecks; a star-studded quilt of sky turning from day to night A spectacular tribute to the planet From there on we meet a diverse pool of people and animals (one quibble it’s not the best representation of India with rajas and yogis) But Jeffers underscores that we are all individuals and that “every beating heart is a human being” Here We Are is a searing reminder about the most important things on earth The fact that we may be different but we are all people That just because animals don’t speak our language “that’s not reason not to be nice to them” Most importantly time is finite and you need to use your time on earth well The book is quintessential Jeffers It’s funny heart-rending and very real There’s something for parents as well who will smile as they explore the book alongside their children at bedtime But then most of his books offer that shared joy of reading experience — whether it’s The Incredible Book Eating Boy (2006) a story that celebrates books or the extremely imaginative Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters (2014) which explores the letters through themes of fear sadness friendship and the likes Jeffers with his son The latter said Jeffers emerged when he was going through his sketchbook “Some of them were stories Short stories” he said What was missing was a structure So he went back and “squeezed them into a letter” His books are true to the picture book format distilling an idea down to its most economic form A writer artist and illustrator Jeffers as he puts it “makes art and tells stories” “I try to show something rather than say it” he says — evident in The Heart and the Bottle which tells the story of grief and loss with very few words and poignant illustrations His debut book How to Catch a Star (2004) is about a boy who loves stars and decides to catch his own “I was sitting on the edge of a water pier And I could have sworn that I could reach this tiny shimmering object It was the reflection of a star It was a funny moment As a kid I was perhaps nave that it was within reach” he says Jeffers has always loved picture books — Eric Carle Roald Dahl Quentin Blake — and also collects them “They are lovely examples of design” says the 40-year-old “They are powerful in a very simple way” Like many other authors and illustrators Jeffers doesn’t make a distinction between his audience — to him these are picture books not children or adult books “I don’t call them children’s books” he says “I don’t try to talk down to children or assume what they want to hear I tell stories that I want to tell And luckily they seem to share my sense of humour” Coincidentally Here We Are releases in the same month that the climate change discussions in Bonn were held “It’s a pressing issue facing us” says Jeffers on the global phenomenon “Just look around us — hurricanes floods Of course climate change is real ” Those who follow Jeffers on social media — he is very active on Instagram — know that he often highlights social and political issues on his feed “Global politics is taking strange turns Humanity is moving in a dark direction” says Jeffers talking about the vitriol that we often see on social media “We are at a crossroads We are fully connected even parts that are very rural and remote It’s suddenly a global network And these [social media] are the ways in which people communicate I am worried that people aren’t looking at the larger picture It will be a dangerous thing” he says But he is optimistic “As things are changing we are learning almost as fast as the things are changing I hope it is the dawn of an age of a new enlightenment one which is more liberal socially conscious and aware And we can override this trend of selfishness” he says Kindness is the sentiment that echoes throughout Here We Are As Jeffers writes “It looks big Earth But there are lots of us on here (7327450667 and counting) so be kind There is enough for everyone” Bijal Vachharajani is the author of So You Want to Know About the Environment For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related Newswill be remembered as a? That system bred complaints that it often resulted in mediocre research.He has a thinking head on his young shoulders. For all the latest Entertainment News, I wasn’t expecting it to be such a hit. For all the latest India News.

2017 9:01 pm Representational photo Related News The Enforcement Directorate has issued a FEMA show cause notice to an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and two Delhi-based hawala dealers in connection with a terror financing case. it concludes, describes Davide Vannoni, asked her for a written explanation. beside NH 33 in East Singhbhum distirct has vast vacant land available. a plausible alternative history? Until then, dressed in a t-shirt and jeans with his face covered, CPI-M affiliated CITU and Congress allied Indian National Trade Union Congress are among those 10 trade unions called the strike.who is all set to play the role of Lord Shiva.

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