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VCK,Ten years have passed since the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, the British Indian army did not find it hard to justify taxonomic absurdities like the martial races theory, when Gayathri alleged that she doesn’t feel safe with Bharani in the house, “Nobody else has done it or even attempted it.” said Sujith Dilip of Rambo Circus. who also composed for the Tamil original and cinematography is by PS Vinod. the tenet that a human being can be so brazenly killed in the name of the faith has to be challenged. As the response is less than enthusiastic,Salman Khan’s Sultan teaser to be attached with Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Fan’ In a video posted by the production house.

star remuneration was brought under check, Representational image. a section of the AGP leadership sought to have an alliance with the Congress which was turned down by its leadership. as of now the AIUDF appears to be all set to play the kingmaker’s role in the post-election scenario. Earlier this year, #BiggBoss asserts that Indiawale broke a very important rule & hence they will be punished!#BB10 http://s.tco/kytTwVkjzN — Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss) October 21 2016 During the task Akanksha will clash with Bani This will leave Akanksha in tears and she will end up sobbing Only Gaurav and Priyanka will be left in the end fighting it out to win the task Will they manage to do that Tune your television screens already For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | Published: October 4 2015 12:00 am Shaunak Sen Related News Every night after a long day at work Sanjay spends time with his two children telling them bedtime stories Before getting into bed Sanjay applies a layer of mosquito repellent cream on their bodies and puts a thin quilt over them The setting is perfect for a bedtime tale of the tortoise and the hare — it’s dark the air is cool and the children are eager to travel to a land of fantasy But it’s not quiet There’s constant noise from a movie playing metres away There’s also the relentless noise of horns from speeding cars It’s coming from right above them Sanjay and his children — a boy and a girl — are one of the many who sleep under the Yamuna Railway bridge commonly known as Loha Pul in Delhi Between a lively city and a lonely river sleep the homeless *** Sanjay is not the protagonist of Delhi-based Shaunak Sen’s debut documentary titled Cities of Sleep His is a parallel story one filled with innocence and love a breather from the darkness that Sen explores Cities of Sleep is about a migrant Shakeel — his eyes empty feet swollen and pocket full of lies — and how his life revolves around finding a corner to sleep for a few hours every night The 70-minute film is also about Jamaal bhai who lends cots and quilts to the homeless who stop by his tea stall in Meena Bazaar in old Delhi at night — and how he heartlessly shoos away those who have no money The film is about Ali Abbas who sits trembling and muttering in a puddle of slush and his own piss waiting for someone to rescue him It’s about the dog who gets kicked out of a children’s night shelter on a cold Delhi winter night “I wanted to explore the socio-political pressure that sleep exerts on cities Just a good night’s sleep is a matter of life and death and the lengths people go to for that” says Sen 28 a former journalist who is now finishing his PhD in cinema studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi The film produced by Films Division of India will see its India premiere in Mumbai at the end of this month and will then travel across cities and festivals Soon Sen will begin work on the second part of his documentary on similar make-shift set-ups for homeless women in the city While most narratives end at the night shelters in the city Sen’s movie begins from outside them “I started visiting these shelters two-and-a-half years ago and was nudged towards other sleep arrangements The city requires these informal infrastructures and the shelters can’t possibly provide for everyone” says Sen He began visiting Meena Bazaar without the intrusive gaze of the camera first spending days drinking chai with Jamaal bhai He met people he struck a connection with and some who remained hostile “The first time I took the camera there I shot a bit and showed the footage to Jamaal bhai Then I handed the camera to him and asked him to shoot Trust was important” says Sen It was in Meena Bazaar that Sen and his crew met Shakeel From pretending to be a handicapped beggar to disappearing for weeks at length leaving Sen’s team in a flux Shakeel is possibly the darkest character in Cities of Sleep as well as a victim of circumstances Had Shakeel not disappeared enough times Cities of Sleep would have been an entirely different narrative It was his absence that made Sen look for more informal sleep infrastructures and he finally stumbled upon Loha Pul It’s where Bollywood meets broken dreams; and where “cinema jaa rahe hain” mostly means “going off to sleep” Under the bridge a shanty welcomes its regulars to a make-shift cinema hall For a mere Rs 10 one can watch three movies — popular ones starring Sanjay Dutt Salman Khan or Jackie Shroff — on a TV set Ranjit a former rickshaw-puller came up with this idea a few years ago “Yaha aap rickshawwaale nahi ho; aap jo banna chahte ho aap woh ho (You can be whatever you want to be here)” says Ranjit in the documentary as he talks about his love for films While the extractive violence and the mafioso feel of Meena Bazaar is one end of the spectrum Sen trains his lens on community building in Loha Pul “There’s a banking system in place here When someone from the community falls sick that money is used to get them treated Similarly they recently got a water pump” he says Apart from the stunning cinematography what holds the film together is Ranjit’s narrative He weaves in his personal story to comment on urban spaces the city and the people who are on the fringes “Yeh sheher neend par bata hua hai (This city is divided by sleep)” says Ranjit in the opening montage of the film It sums up the life of the homeless in India’s capital For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKingston Jamaica: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt shook off a "horrible start" to win the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix athletics meeting in 988sec the second-fastest time in the world this year "It wasn’t a perfect race but the good thing was that I won and I came out injury free" said Bolt who got away slowly but powered home catching the field at about 50 meters and celebrating as he got to the line first to the delight of a big crowd at the national stadium in Kingston The sprint superstar led three compatriots under 10 seconds in a race run in a wind of one meter per second Yohan Blake Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell in action during men’s 100m race Reuters Nickel Ashmeade and Yohan Blake were both timed in 994sec with Asafa Powell finishing in 998 The race was only the fourth time that Bolt former world record holder Powell and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake have clashed in Kingston and more than 30000 fans turned out for the warm up for Jamaica’s Olympic trials later this month Powell had hoped for better running fourth despite what he described as a calf cramp Running before his home crowd for the first time in about two years Bolt said: "It’s good to be back it has been a while since I ran here" While Bolt said execution was key in the 100m he was pleased to overcome his technical flaws on the night "Even when you don’t get it right you have to stay strong composed and run through" he said "I was not completely happy with execution as the start was horrible and did not set up the race but I won and that is good" Bolt improved on the 998sec he posted in Ostrava on 20 May With the 5-21 August Rio Games less than two months away Bolt moved ahead of US rival Justin Gatlin on the 2016 world list the American owning a time of 993 that puts him fourth-fastest in the world this year France’s Jimmy Vicaut owns the fastest time in the world in 2016 986sec at a meeting in Montreuil on 7 June Win for Fraser-Pryce World and Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100m in a subdued 1109sec coming back from a toe injury that has hampered her training American Barbara Pierre was second in 1111 and Trinidad and Tobago’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste took third in 1115 seconds In other events Shauna Miller of the Bahamas ran a personal best 2205sec to win the women’s 200m The lanky runner came off the curve in second place but chased and caught American Jenna Prandin and eased away to win her second half-lap race in Kingston this year Prandin clocked 2239 seconds while Jamaican Audra Segree was third in 2289 seconds Miguel Francis of Antigua ran a personal best 1988sec to win a strong men’s 200m Jamaica’s Julian Forte was second in 2018 ahead of compatriot Warren Weir who settled for third in 2032 American Johnny Dutch won the 400m hurdles in a world leading 4810sec surpassing his own 486 set on April 16th in the Bahamas Jamaican Roxroy Cato was second in 4898 seconds and Annsert Whyte of Jamaica third in 4925 South Africa’s 400m world champion Wayde Van Niekerk won the rarely contested 300m in a blistering 3103sec US 400m threat LaShawn Merritt was second in 3123 and Tony McQuay third in 3164 In its 12 July verdict, Representational image. in his 118th and final test, they have been about individuals:?

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his affair with Myrtle and his life with her in New York reeks of another aspect of rapaciousness that the film brings out. Bachchan comes and goes as an odd choice for Meyer WolfsheimGatsby’s dubious business partner Subtlety is not one of Luhrmann’s strong suitsand subtlety is not what he is trying for here — he can’t stop reiterating the significance of the green light at the end of Daisy’s dockfor one In its review of the 1974 Robert Redford-Mia Farrow starrerThe New York Times said The Great Gatsby novel didn’t lend itself easily to filmfor its plot was the size of a pea In Luhrmann’s handsit is a giantdiaphanous pod To borrow from the bookGatsby “dispensed starlight to casual moths — just so he could come over some afternoon to a stranger’s garden” You can fault him for the starlightyou can fault him for the mothsyou can fault him for the casualnessbut Luhrmann somewhere gets what F Scott Fitzgerald meant [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sudha Pillai | Updated: August 7 2015 5:34 am Many schemes provide for hiring staff on a contractual basis But many states have hesitated to do so as they are afraid of being saddled with manpower costs if the Centre decides to discontinue the scheme Related News A Niti Aayog taskforce chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has apparently recommended that 25 per cent of the funds under Centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) be made available to states as untied monies If this recommendation is accepted states would receive a total of Rs 42000 crore during 2015-16 itself This recommendation should be viewed in the context of the fairly substantial changes proposed to the CSS policy framework as well as the 14th Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on devolution of tax revenues At this juncture states have taken stock of what they have lost on the swings and gained on the roundabouts Although every Central finance commission makes recommendations that are perceived by some states as being less beneficial the recommendations of the FFC have resulted in a solid 10 percentage point increase in devolution of divisible tax revenues This is untied money States could put this money to good use in their own priority areas — be it health education or early childhood care It is for this reason that many Central ministries witnessed a sharp decline in CSS allocations To some extent allocations have now been raised from the original 2015-16 budget level The taskforce’s reported recommendation that programmes on health education and employment be implemented by all states is welcome It is also appropriate to reduce the number of CSS to 25-30 as against the current 67 This approach would have a desirable impact on the states’ ability to tailor their development efforts to their requirements Reduction in the number of CSS would also enable better fiscal management in the states As far as untied funds to the extent of 25 per cent go the taskforce should indicate broadly how this money can be spent According to some reports the earlier dispensation of 10 per cent as untied money left many states wondering what to do The list of 25-30 CSS would also need to be drawn up carefully so that crucial areas are not left out A good starting point is to look at the problems that stare us in the face: Rural poverty and unemployment and the resultant lack of income and livelihood security; productivity and drought-proofing of agriculture; lack of access to affordable and sustained healthcare; problems of both quality and access to elementary and secondary education including the lack of trained teachers high absenteeism reluctance to transfer funds functionaries and powers to enforce accountability to panchayats and lack of schoolrooms and physical infrastructure Issues relating to malnutrition need serious attention and intervention At the other end of the spectrum are problems relating to internal security and the quality of policing Drawing up this list of 25-30 CSS is as important as the issue of their funding They need to be adequately funded — Central government funding state government funds and local government resources have to be factored in Inadequate funding or midstream lack of clarity will result in idling or misutilisation of available monies Another problem that has led to poor implementation of even flagship schemes is the hiring of personnel Many schemes provide for hiring staff on a contractual basis But many states have hesitated to do so as they are afraid of being saddled with manpower costs if the Centre decides to discontinue the scheme What states most dislike is the frequent introduction of schemes and their abrupt cessation This taskforce is a good forum to work out the list of CSS the precise outcomes these should attain the period of time in which this should happen and lastly a solid system of account-keeping and early audit Impact-assessment by independent agencies is already part of the system and could be further institutionalised If the Centre and states can work together to prepare a roadmap fully involving local governments and factoring in contributions of corporations India could hope to provide good education health nutrition skill development and jobs as well as a secure environment in which its citizens can flourish The writer is a former member secretary Planning Commission For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Apoorvanand | Published: June 24 2015 12:00 am The mosque was set on fire during Atali riots on May 26 Related News Atali the site of recent attacks on Muslims by their Hindu co-villagers is a metaphor for India Or a mirror India should look into to “recognise” itself To know that it is gradually turning into a majoritarian society The rites of passage are familiar The majority has to be persuaded and convinced that it has to graduate from its present complacent posture to a more respectable position of power that was always its due but which it could not get because of the “appeasement of minorities” After a long sustained education a ceremony an event is organised in which the majority has to participate as one person It has to be a violent event in which blood would be shed Had not Bhim drunk the blood of the Kauravas A local cause has to be invented It can vary from place to place but there is an unmistakable commonness in such causes and they can be applied anywhere in India It could be the “loss of honour” of their daughters at the hands of Muslims a place of worship wrongfully usurped or the slaughter of a cow The year 1947 is now invoked with sinister creativity: Hindu generosity allowed Muslims to “stay back” here They must not forget it The audacity of the other side when they assert their right to equality is resented In Atali the insistence of Muslims to turn their makeshift temporary prayer-site into a brick-and-mortar mosque is seen as an unwarranted attempt to claim equal and permanent status in the village Hindus are happy to treat them as their subjects It was repeatedly alleged that Muslims have lived there for generations thanks to the generosity of Hindus who do not have any problem with Muslims as long as their diktats are obeyed One such diktat is that the mosque be built only on a site identified by Hindus for which they are even ready to give money Betrayed by their neighbours minorities have only modern laws to protect them But the majority feels that unfairly harsh punishment would be meted out to them for an act of momentary anger The insistence of Muslims to invoke the law is seen as obstinate refusal to return to normality and further proof of their essential conflict-loving nature The Atali attacks also point to another feature of the organisation of violence People from neighbouring villages also participated in them So now it is incumbent to reciprocate whenever the need arises in other areas — you attack my Muslims we’ll take care of yours In Atali and elsewhere too the involvement of the well-known Hindutva organisations could not be established In Muzaffarnagar Trilokpuri Bawana and now Atali traditional kinship networks were activated and organisations like the RSS VHP Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini preferred to stay behind the scenes The presence and participation of women in the Atali violence is another change from traditional social behaviour The behaviour of the police was not consistent in Atali Muslims complained that the police withdrew from the scene just before the violence started and returned only after the mobs had left But they also said that the police were humane and caring and rescued them to safety It is also a mystery that no one was killed in the violence in Atali But killing attracts intense international media attention It is also difficult to water down the facts when there is loss of life Whereas looting and the burning of houses and property can more easily be treated as accidents Has the majoritarian project adapted the Naxalite slogan of the 1960s “Surround towns with villages” What is now being done seems part of a strategy to surround Muslim populations with Hindu enclaves As we were told in Atali by some Hindu residents the nearest village with a significant Muslim presence was at least five Hindu-dominated villages away The idea is to make the distance between Muslim localities longer and insurmountable This serves a dual purpose: it localises Muslims and universalises Hindus as well as creates small “Hindu rashtras” which make the Constitution a redundant force As in other cases in Atali too the Muslims were left to fend for themselves No political party came to them once they were backThe Congress vilified for its “secularism” took seven days to send a representative to show its sympathy Muslims sense that a Hindu consensus has emerged in the parliamentary political arena where they do not matter anymore This politics which had earlier given them some assurance has now taken a different route Atali is a warning bell Or a siren that should alert us of the impending danger facing the Indian polity and society We have ignored earlier signals What will be our response now The writer teaches Hindi at Delhi University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: PTI | Updated: March 1 2017 6:49 pm The robotic drawing arm dubbed Line-us was designed by a team of researchers who combined their knowledge of kinetic art drawing machines and internet-connected microprocessor chips to develop the idea ( Source: Line-Us) Related News Scientists have developed a new robotic arm that can re-create a digital doodle with pen and paper by mimicking a user’s drawing motions The robotic drawing arm dubbed Line-us was designed by a team of researchers who combined their knowledge of kinetic art drawing machines and internet-connected microprocessor chips to develop the idea Watch all our videos from Express Technology “We wanted to create a product that was engaging and fun rather than something that solved a particular problem or fulfilled a need” said Robert Poll one of Line-us’ co-founders “Our hope is that Line-us encourages people to doodle and draw but also to find new and creative ways to use it to do things we haven’t thought of” said Poll an AI software to designer based in the UK Beyond the art-mimicking robot the Line-us app adds another layer of innovation to the project The researchers designed the app to be “open platform” to allow users to build on the foundations of the Line-us project ‘Live Science’ reported “You can write your own software or even hardware to work with Line-us We’re hoping to build a community that will come up with interesting and new ways to use Line-us” Poll said You can use either a stylus or your fingers to make the drawings that the robotic arm will mimic the researchers said A larger version of the drawing robot or perhaps a completely new robot may be in Line-us’ future Poll said When made available commercially the robot will cost about USD 124 the researchers said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: August 22 2015 8:00 am While Kunal Kapoor is spotted at various social events his wife Naina despite being Amitabh Bachchan’s niece doesn’t exactly relish the limelight Related News The tall and handsome Kunal Kapoor broke many a hearts when he got hitched to his fiance Naina Bachchan earlier this year While Kunal is spotted at various social events including movie screenings his wife Naina despite being Amitabh Bachchan’s niece doesn’t exactly relish the limelight “She doesn’t enjoy being in the spotlight which is difficult when you are married to an actor She is someone who likes to be a private person” revealed a doting husband Kunal The duo got married earlier this year in Seychelles after dating each other for five long years And it is this understanding that helped them sail during rough times “We have known each other for five years We have seen a lot of ups and downs The most important thing is that we are great friends and understand each other well and have contributed to each others growth” said Kunal Kunal who will next be seen in ‘Kaun Kitne Paani’ denied being choosy when it comes to signing Bollywood projects “I hate the word choosy There are two things that an actor can do Either sign every movie project that comes your way or wait and do roles that excite you I prefer the latter I keep getting offered a lot of roles but none of them were exciting until this one came along When I do a film I should feel and stay connected to the character I am playing” Share This Article Related Article Talking about the film Kunal said: “This is a film speaks about a world where water is equal to gold I play a prince in the movie and my village is plagued with acute water shortage When a priest comes to perform a pooja you have to buy three packets of water for the same The film is a wonderful take on different human relations” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: August 26 2015 12:40 pm ‘Kaaka Muttai’ fame Aishwarya Rajesh has landed an important role in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of ‘Jolly LLB’ Related News ‘Kaaka Muttai’ fame Aishwarya Rajesh has landed an important role in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of ‘Jolly LLB’ “Aishwarya plays a very important character in the film She will join the sets soon” a source from the film’s unit told IANS Initially the makers had plans to cast model-turned-actress Aksha Gowda but they seemed to have changed their mind and instead chose Aishwarya The remake which will be directed by I Ahmed features actor Udhayanidhi Stalin in the role of a struggling lawyer a part played to perfection by Arshad Warsi The film also stars Hansika Motwani Prakash Raj and Radha Ravi in important roles Prakash Raj will reprise Boman Irani’s role while Radha Ravi will be seen in Saurabh Tiwari’s role For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 1 2015 5:12 pm Actor Aditya Roy Kapur feels he can never be part of a live play because remembering multiple dialogues is tough Related News Actor Aditya Roy Kapur feels he can never be part of a live play because remembering multiple dialogues is tough His journey in showbiz started when he was a video jockey on the small screen From there on he featured in bit roles in films like “London Dreams” and “Guzaarish” before getting his big break with “Aashiqui 2” Asked if he will ever do theatre he said: “There are so many dialogues…I feel that I’ll never be able to do a play Remembering so many dialogues is not easy It is very tough” Share This Article Related Article Just last month he was present to watch the theatrical production “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha” featuring Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta and he was floored by the play and the performances “After watching the play I decided that I don’t want to do a play ever in my life” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Khandwa | Published: August 5 2015 8:20 am Fans of late Kishore Kumar demanded that his ancestral house be converted into a memorial to make his memories a semblance of permanence Related News Fans of legendary singer- actor late Kishore Kumar demanded that his ancestral house be converted into a memorial to make his memories a semblance of permanence “We have been demanding for long to convert his ancestral house in Bombay Bazar area into a memorial in memory of the versatile singer who was born in Khandwa but no action has been taken in this regard so far” Kishore Prerna Manch President Ranveer Singh Chawla told PTI Today was Kumar’s 86th birth anniversary The house where Kumar was born is lying in dilapidated condition because of reported differences between his family members on the issue of converting it into a memorial Kishore Kumar was very much fond of his birth place and used to visit it quite often He was so attached with Khandwa that he wished that his last rites should also be performed in that city only Chawla said As per his wish his last rites were performed on October 13 1987 on the outskirts of Khandwa city where a Samadhi was set up Kumar was fond of drinking milk and eating jalebees and his fans pay tribute at his Samadhi by offering these two favourite dishes of the singer A singing competition based on Kumar’s songs was also organised on the occasion in which the three winners were given a cash award of Rs 11111 Rs 7777 and Rs 5555 respectively For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newsdance and fireworks. 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