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Month: March 2017

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  • Packaging the diversity of cultures

    Packaging the diversity of cultures

    One hopes that the drought, which has hit the film society scene, will come to an early end. Bengal showed the way after Independence when the Calcutta Film Society was pioneered by Satyajit Ray (then an aspiring filmmaker), RP Gupta and Bansi Chandragupta. Visiting stalwarts like Renoir, John Huston and Cherkasov contributed to the excitement …

    March 31, 2017
  • Packaging the diversity of cultures

    Packaging the diversity of cultures

    One hopes that the drought, which has hit the film society scene, will come to an early end. Bengal showed the way after Independence when the Calcutta Film Society was pioneered by Satyajit Ray (then an aspiring filmmaker), RP Gupta and Bansi Chandragupta. Visiting stalwarts like Renoir, John Huston and Cherkasov contributed to the excitement …

    March 31, 2017
  • Indian heritage on foreign shores

    Indian heritage on foreign shores

    Lasya Kala’s artistic director Saswat Joshi of Bhubaneswar was recently in Kuala Lumpur with the ninth edition of the Aekalabya Festival in honour of his guru Ileana Citaristi. Joshi is a natural dancer and leaves no stone unturned to improve his skill — he has extended his boundaries by planning his annual in a foreign …

    March 31, 2017
  • Indian heritage on foreign shores

    Indian heritage on foreign shores

    Lasya Kala’s artistic director Saswat Joshi of Bhubaneswar was recently in Kuala Lumpur with the ninth edition of the Aekalabya Festival in honour of his guru Ileana Citaristi. Joshi is a natural dancer and leaves no stone unturned to improve his skill — he has extended his boundaries by planning his annual in a foreign …

    March 31, 2017
  • New brand ambassador

    New brand ambassador

    Actor-cum-business woman Shilp Shetty, along with her husband, was chosen a brand ambassdor for Yakult Danone India, a joint venture of Yakult Honsha, Japan and Groupe Danone, France in the Capital. The celebrity couple also launched the probiotics drink, and talked about its various health benefits of the drink. Excited about associating with Yakult, Shilpa …

    March 31, 2017
  • New brand ambassador

    New brand ambassador

    Actor-cum-business woman Shilp Shetty, along with her husband, was chosen a brand ambassdor for Yakult Danone India, a joint venture of Yakult Honsha, Japan and Groupe Danone, France in the Capital. The celebrity couple also launched the probiotics drink, and talked about its various health benefits of the drink. Excited about associating with Yakult, Shilpa …

    March 31, 2017
  • Beyond Twilight

    Beyond Twilight

    When Personal Shopper’s director Olivier Assayas declared his star Kristen Stewart the “best actress of her generation”, you could probably hear the smack from eyebrows rising so high they hit the ceiling. Stewart’s detractors are forceful, they are unforgiving, and they somehow have enough time on their hands to make extensive YouTube compilations on the …

    March 31, 2017
  • Beyond Twilight

    Beyond Twilight

    When Personal Shopper’s director Olivier Assayas declared his star Kristen Stewart the “best actress of her generation”, you could probably hear the smack from eyebrows rising so high they hit the ceiling. Stewart’s detractors are forceful, they are unforgiving, and they somehow have enough time on their hands to make extensive YouTube compilations on the …

    March 31, 2017
  • Inimitable charisma

    Inimitable charisma

    Even if Chuck Berry never sang all of those beautiful words about V8s, jitneys, limousines and Coupe de Villes, it was obvious that he was making a new kind of car music. His songs started like engines. A guitar riff would stutter like a crankshaft, then the beat would kick in, and suddenly everything smelled …

    March 31, 2017
  • Inimitable charisma

    Inimitable charisma

    Even if Chuck Berry never sang all of those beautiful words about V8s, jitneys, limousines and Coupe de Villes, it was obvious that he was making a new kind of car music. His songs started like engines. A guitar riff would stutter like a crankshaft, then the beat would kick in, and suddenly everything smelled …

    March 31, 2017
  • Chance for Seoul to review THAAD

    Chance for Seoul to review THAAD

    The unprecedented ruling of the constitutional court of the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 10 made Park Geun Hye the first president to be removed from office after impeachment. The ROK has to complete a presidential by-election within 60 days, and the next president faces the formidable task of righting the wrongs of the …

    March 31, 2017
  • Chance for Seoul to review THAAD

    Chance for Seoul to review THAAD

    The unprecedented ruling of the constitutional court of the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 10 made Park Geun Hye the first president to be removed from office after impeachment. The ROK has to complete a presidential by-election within 60 days, and the next president faces the formidable task of righting the wrongs of the …

    March 31, 2017
  • ‘UP result will give investors confidence’

    ‘UP result will give investors confidence’

    Dr Bimal Jalan is a renowned economist who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 1997 and 2003. He previously held several positions in government, including those of Finance Secretary and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Mr Jalan was a nominated Member of Parliament from 2003 to …

    March 31, 2017
  • ‘UP result will give investors confidence’

    ‘UP result will give investors confidence’

    Dr Bimal Jalan is a renowned economist who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 1997 and 2003. He previously held several positions in government, including those of Finance Secretary and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Mr Jalan was a nominated Member of Parliament from 2003 to …

    March 31, 2017
  • Assault on Africans

    Assault on Africans

    The incident of 28 March of attacks on students of African origin at a shopping mall in Greater NOIDA has shocked everybody in India and has created a serious image problem for the country, especially in Africa. Clearly a manifestation of racial prejudice, it is also of a piece with deepening prejudices in India, be …

    March 31, 2017
  • Assault on Africans

    Assault on Africans

    The incident of 28 March of attacks on students of African origin at a shopping mall in Greater NOIDA has shocked everybody in India and has created a serious image problem for the country, especially in Africa. Clearly a manifestation of racial prejudice, it is also of a piece with deepening prejudices in India, be …

    March 31, 2017
  • Voice of Beijing

    Voice of Beijing

    China has reinforced its authority over Hong Kong with the choice of Beijing-backed civil servant Carrie Lam as the new Chief Executive who plays a pivotal role in the affairs of the protectorate. The Umbrella Movement of 2014, the spirited people’s upheaval for independence from China’s overbearing tutelage, has been reduced to irrelevance. It is …

    March 31, 2017