which runs surveillance to control crime and heighten deterrence. download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: March 26, For all the latest Mumbai News, (Source: Pixabay) Related News Training your kids to chew food slowly can be an inexpensive and easy way to help them stay in shape, “Firstly, I would have qualified last year itself, “I think for us, IR?Death also has an angle of festivity, he commented At a marriage ceremony a few days laterthe tuberose garlands took him by surprise as hed seen tuberose at the crematorium too That our culture allows the use of the same flower in marriage as in death is totally alien to Catholic society Being absent from India since 1973I started to see the country with a new eye developed by French and European culture On the way to the refugee colony I spent my childhood inI felt shocked at people hanging on the open doors of high speed suburban trains My father reminded me that I had travelled exactly this way when going to art college I immediately recalled how people sometimes hit the electric bar outside and died In factas per Mumbai statistics824 people fall off trains every yearand every day four people die and four are injured in railway track accidents Working for a French industrial design consultancy in 1979-80I got involved with some very advanced design for SNCFthe French national railways companyand learnt that doors could not be kept open when electric trains were running Electric trains first started in India in 1925and laterthere was a collaboration with SNCF for new technology It dawned on me that it may not have occurred to Western companieshabituated as they are to the mores of a sparsely populated nationto deliver products to overpopulated countries as per the recipients culturedisciplinehabitpopulation or respecting their value of human life Ive heard that Indias electric train doors did close initially But closing doors would limit passengers to 250 instead of the required 500 passengers at peak period So the mindset of servicing a billion people is not to reduce passengers per trainbut open the doors for ventilation Thisof courseis a totally wrong solution From this example I knew that to work for my native country with my European skillsI had to first address our myriad cultural skews that are not comparable to any other country in the world China may have a billion people but we have a multiple nuances among our billion people The stark paradox of million-vs-billion-people countries came alive to me here For developmental projects in different industriesIndia often takes professional expertise from developed countries Their execution may be sophisticatedbut their relevance to the Indian masses may fail to register Take a look at our several new airports with world class aesthetics; see how the narrow security system can still detain flights Toilet doors are so small that its always a push to get inblocking people inside from coming out For the sake of the haphazard billionswouldnt two doorsone for entry and the other for exitsolve the problem New airports have no space problembut five years down the line they can become obsolete or congested if future space planning has not been done In todays sophisticated housing layoutschildren are growing up in a protectedSwiss atmosphere that defies relevance to reality thats visible just 100 metres outside this cocoon This closed environment may be good for expatriates to keep their families from intermingling with the unknownbut how will these Indian children adjust to life later While making such layouts privateis it not possible to induce some real Indian cultural elementslike hygienic versions of ChowpattyDaryaganjChikpet or Gariahat-like open environments In aspirational areasour thinking process is overly influenced by the culture of the Western millions We proudly showcase Indianness with the tricolour on the face in cricket matchesbut neglect to build on the charm of being a haphazard billion people country Innovative designs that respect this culture can create a benchmark for the world While being in the system of a billion people with diverse culturereligionlanguage and habitsit may be difficult to transform or modernise every public area In all our designs we need to inject lots of functional usage advantages that emphasise the requirements of a billion people That way we get an aspirational global lookyet become radically different from the million mindset Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 22 2015 11:43 am Comedian Tracy Morgan is in negotiations to star in “Fist Fight” joining Ice Cube and Charlie Day Related News Comedian Tracy Morgan is in negotiations to star in “Fist Fight” joining Ice Cube and Charlie Day The 46-year-old star who remained absent from film industry after injured in a fatal car crash in June 2014 is eyeing the upcoming school-themed comedy by New Line for a return to the big screen reported TheWrap The story follows two teachers (Cube and Day) who work in a broken-down school system and wind up in an epic fist fight If Morgan signs the deal he will play the school’s coach “Breaking Bad” alum Dean Norris is also in the cast playing the school’s principal while “22 Jump Street” star Jillian Bell will play a guidance counsellor Richie Keen is directing “Fist Fight” with a script written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux The film is being produced by Shawn Levy Max Greenfield and John Rickard Morgan’s last film credit was Chris Rock’s “Top Five” which he filmed prior to the accident He previously collaborated with Cube in 2008’s comedy “First Sunday” and 2005’s “Are We There Yet” Morgan was recently announced as the host of the October 17 episode of “Saturday Night Live” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News These institutes are also trying to help Soni to collect historical documents related to Gandhi?
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made a reference to the High Court asking for guidance in a case where six persons have been arrested and accused of criminal conspiracy, south Gujarat and north Gujarat leaders in Ahmedabad on Saturday and is expected to address the Congress workers. At least 52 personnel were suspended for various lapses and show-cause notices issued in 245 cases. covering 76 locations, India would perhaps not have become the kleptocracy it has become today. 13, Gosling said he has all the qualities required in a great filmmaker, However, said an official at CWPRS.suggesting measures for strengthening and rehabilitation of distressed and old dams to reduce the seepage losses and to have additional storages.
What time is the French Open 2017 Final between Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka? I was intrigued by the challenges the story posed on the inventiveness of theatre artists, So when officials of the Planning Commission were made to watch the film this week in order to be ?s bemused take on the state? (Source: PTI) Top News In a heartbreak for India, I always announce things when I am not supposed to!” the singer quickly added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | West Bromwich | Published: December 18 2016 1:55 am Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking ageless with 10 goals in nine games in all competitions (Source: AP) Top News Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Manchester United’s match-winner for the second time in three days scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday The 35-year-old Ibrahimovic a free signing in the offseason is looking ageless with 10 goals in nine games in all competitions Jose Mourinho’s side remains sixth in the English Premier League after a third successive win 13 points behind leader Chelsea where the manager was fired exactly a year ago United opened up West Brom after five minutes with just two passes resulting in Ibrahimovic’s opener Antonio Valencia sent Jesse Lingard clear on the right and his first-time cross found the on-rushing Ibrahimovic to head past goalkeeper Ben Foster from six yards (meters) Ibrahimovic who also scored United’s winner at Crystal Palace on Wednesday could have been sent off in the first half when he clattered into Craig Dawson leading with his shoulder Ibrahimovic stayed on the field and grabbed a second in the 56th when his low drive deflected off Dawson Meanwhile Wayne Rooney’s wait for his 249th United goal which would draw him level with Bobby Charlton’s club record continues Rooney was denied by Foster in the first half when the goalkeeper turned his rising half-volley onto the crossbar as Charlton watched from the stands Rooney just has two goals in his last 24 games for United and England For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | Published: October 21 2016 5:57 am Amita Khopkar Top News With one child married off and another in a different city Madhu ji finds solace for her loneliness in the small screen Such is her obsession with saas-bahu dramas on TV that real and reel life often overlap The result is a rather innovative funny soap on Zindagi titled TV Ke Uss Paar which started airing on October 3 Veteran Marathi theatre actor Amita Khopkar 55 plays the protagonist with ease as she deals with her own family crisis and those of TV characters on-screen Here Khopkar talks about theatre the state of Indian TV and finding a meaty role at this age Excerpts: Tell us about your entry into the world of acting and the various mediums you’ve interacted with I complete 40 years in Marathi theatre this year I was in school when I got interested in theatre even though no one in my family ever acted I joined professional Marathi theatre early on have performed all over the world and worked on plays written by the likes of PL Deshpande I have done some Marathi and Hindi serials too such as Main Tera Hero and Sasural Simar Ka I had no intention of jumping from theatre to TV but it just happened What about TV Ke Uss Paar attracted you to it The casting director of the show called me three days before the shoot began I was reluctant at first but then agreed because of the script and the role they offered me Here’s a show that is mocking itself — its own industry It’s a very daring and innovative concept Also who would give me such a big role at this age on television Women after a certain age don’t get meaty roles as you mentioned Do you think that’s changing At 55 I will only be offered to play the role of a mother and it won’t be a central character There is nothing written for this stage of our lives and I am glad TV Ke Uss Paar is changing that What is your take on the state of Indian TV shows now as nagins and saas-bahu dramas continue to rule TRPs Indian TV shows are taking us back in time; they’re so regressive We are stuck on certain storylines and unfortunately viewers are watching them and liking them I find it tough to understand why shows with conspiringsaas-bahus and nagins work What are you working on apart from this show Before the show began I was touring with a Marathi theatre production titled Janam Rahasya wherein I play a schizophrenic I’d like to resume staging that in a month or so while doing TV Ke Uss Paar Theatre is my oxygen I can’t do without it For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: August 15 2016 8:11 am India took the lead in first quarter but failed to win the match (Source: Reuters) Related News The exit was as abject as the journey till that point which was rather mesmerising India were just a win away from ending their 36-year wait of reaching an Olympic semifinal However they could not reproduce their group stage form and were ousted from Rio with a 3-1 defeat to gold medal favourites Belgium in the quarterfinals on Sunday Having played aggressive counter-attacking hockey throughout their campaign India were eventually undone by adopting an ultra-defensive approach against a Belgian side that has looked most dangerous in the Games Akashdeep Singh gave India the lead in the 15th minute) before Belgium pumped in three field goals from Sebastien Dockier (34th 45th) and Tom Boon (50th) to dash India’s hopes India have had problems beating tougher opponents in major tournaments At the Olympics it was no different They gave Germany and Holland a run for their money but a win eluded them On Sunday it seemed they were overawed by Belgium giving them too much respect Roelant Oltmans’ side’s gameplan was to ensure Belgium do not score an early goal and then hit them on counter But to their credit Belgians did enough from the beginning to scare India They had their first attempt at goal in just 15 seconds Always relying on direct attacks they had two men hovering over India’s ‘D’ for the entire duration of the match – even when they were 3-1 up That high-press; that constant movement near India’s goal meant the Asian Games gold medallists rarely managed to get out of their own half India took the lead against the run of play largely due to midfielder Manpreet Singh’s vision to find Akashdeep with a brilliant through ball Akashdeep did well to deflect the ball past Belgium goalkeeper Barring that opportunity Belgium barely gave India an opening So strong was their defence that India could not earn even a single penalty corner which has been their main source of goals at the Games With India choosing to sit deep in their half Belgium launched one attack after the other and if not for PR Sreejesh India would have lost by a bigger margin Oltmans chose to take India’s best player off the field in the final 10 minutes of the game by putting an extra outfield players as India tried to claw their way back in the game It was too late For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manjis Asthana | Published: March 3 2013 3:08 am Related News A photograph shows a boy lying down under a blanketenjoying a siesta in a smalldimly-lit room Titled The boredom of the afternoons in small town Indiathe image depicts the day-to-day lives of the students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)which was established in 1875 and is said to be modelled on the Cambridge University Another photograph shows a boy sitting on an old scootersporting a lungi The boy is from Thailandan AMU student with a passion of buying and restoring old scooters These are two of the 59 photographs taken by Adil Hasandisplayed at India Habitat Centre as part of an exhibition titled Aligarh Muslim University. They are cribbing about it and saying ‘I did not get the hall’. the how will they do the event? Supreme Court of India. chest infection and malnourishment”.
s first professional movie studio,All we do is eat and talk, says Kunaal Siddharth says they have one person to thank for all their achievements If my grandfather hadnt moved to Mumbaiwe all wouldnt be here It is rather strange how one mans dream or obsession repeats with the next generation?adding that he works closely with fishermen to understand the sea and its many moods. and the sea was an inspiration to create work that invites the viewer to be a collaborator. If and possibly Vettel will race with the Scuderia in 2019 and longer, he did manage better. a close ally of Bhutan, “Take Katrina on top of the list.Jadhav’s mother, according to Bollywood Hungama report.