but Shiv Kumar caught hold of my hand. Both these Republican women originally had been prominent, CBI has registered a case under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against unknown officers of Delhi Police and the civic body. Jaiswal then came in touch with an agent in Gujarat, threatening to boycott all events with Union ministers. Qutbuddin, Aishwarya and Abhishek have been quite open about it. I visited 20 panchayats.
I don’t think it has been taught in our school for at least the last 10 to 15 years.Cursive writing will become a lost art in America I think it should still be taught -Claudia A Honestly it’s no longer important Teach them to sign their name; then teach them to convey their thoughts and be persuasive via oral and written communications? teaching someone to sign their name in cursive?” Jaitley said. Yet to withdraw from the seat, frequent transfers of civil servants continue to be one of the most vexatious governance problems still facing India,” the 10th report of the ARC had said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEarly in his rich and varied teaching career the gifted Irish Jesuit Fr Michael Paul Gallagher who died last Friday (6th November 2015) at the age of 76 used to give an introductory course to students of English literature in University College Dublin At a certain point he liked to write these three intriguing words on the blackboard: “ha” “aha” and “ah” He made his students sit up and think by claiming that these three strange sounds stood not only for the three basic approaches toward literature but also for the three fundamental stances toward human life as a whole He asked them not to fall into the trap of arriving too quickly at judgments to be careful not to rush hastily into uttering a smug and even contemptuous “ha” before they even took the trouble to experience and understand things properly He then pronounced the second sound – “aha” – with a rising rhythm to make audible the moment when we understand something He told them how college was meant to be full of these “aha” moments as they learned new things and discovered new insights But then looking solemnly at his audience Fr Michael Paul would warn them not to become so excited by their “aha” moments that they ended up stifling the deepest and most central experience of all – the experience of wonder the “ah” experience Michael Paul Gallagher brought a liberating “ah” of fresh air to individual Irish people to the Irish Church and later through his work in the Vatican and at the Pontifical Gregorian University to countless students and Catholics from around the world He was a messenger of wonder and a wonderful messenger of God He had an uncanny gift for helping people to reach the threshold of wonder in their lives to get in touch with their deepest hungers and desires He invited them to open new doors into the mystery of themselves and to discover a God who was much more loving than they had dared imagine Born in 1939 in the village of Collooney County Sligo he credited it with shaping his feelings and imagination and was always grateful for the stability and roots this village world gave him Precisely because it was such a reassuring anchor it gave him the leeway to broaden his horizons as time went on At the age of twelve he was sent to the Jesuit boarding school Clongowes From there he went to UCD and after finishing his degree in English and French literature was awarded a grant from the French government to study at the University of Caen Normandy from 1960 to 1961 The year in France was a turning point in his life Although the Second Vatican Council would only open in 1962 there was already great excitement and new life palpable in French Catholicism Michael Paul met young French Catholics who were passionate about their faith who read the Bible prayed in nearby monasteries and invited notable French philosophers and theologians to address them He also met significant numbers of agnostics and atheists for the first time in his life Over the course of many long conversations that went on late into the night he found he had a gift for explaining faith in a new and fresh language not the technical jargon of abstract arguments but the living poetry of personal discovery After returning from Caen he entered the Jesuits with a sense that he was being called to help people discover the wonder of faith in a world where unbelief was in the ascendant When he completed his two-year novitiate he was sent to Oxford to study Renaissance literature While there he began to realize that despite the distance some of his fellow students felt from faith the language of poetry opened up for them an avenue into wonder and their inner experience Over the years ahead he began to form the conviction that doctrine alone was not enough to speak to people; like Jesus who used parables Michael Paul found himself drawn to an imaginative presentation of faith drawing on the resources of literature From his Jesuit formation Michael Paul learned how to find and trust the hidden poetry in himself and this skill enabled him in his turn to help others to liberate their human depths He realized that his surface self was driven toward performing and being successful From childhood onwards he had wanted to do well and make his parents proud of him and so excelled in academic studies as well as drama and debating But as well as this “performer” side to himself at a deeper level he felt at home with the wonder of being a “child” he was happy to trust his feelings to allow himself to be playful and to reach out to others without pushing himself to perform in order that they would like him He made a sustained and conscious effort to live out of the deeper level of himself When he became aware of surface desires and immature responses he knew he was out of tune with himself He picked up the warning signs through a certain sense of dissatisfaction and emptiness He countered this gnawing surface self by re-tuning into the deeper and more serene wavelength inside where he lived from a satisfying rootedness together with a great openness of vision Because his experience of prayer and discernment taught him to be aware of the dangers of this false performing “impressing everyone” side to himself he was particularly well equipped to help others go beyond the surface self and find that deeper peace to help them negotiate the challenges of life Michael Paul was ordained to the priesthood in 1972 Afterwards he continued to lecture in English at UCD and also researched the phenomenon of atheism and how churches and pastoral workers were responding to it As a result of this research he became the first Roman Catholic ever to be awarded a doctorate in theology by Queen’s University Belfast In 1974 he published a controversial article “Atheism Irish Style” At a time when the general consensus held that Irish Catholicism was in a thoroughly healthy state Fr Michael Paul alarmed many by suggesting that it was actually dying a slow death He claimed that Irish Catholics (most of all young Irish Catholics) were becoming increasingly disillusioned with many of the externals of church life – religion taught impersonally or in an authoritarian manner in school dull Sunday rituals and boring sermons Although a huge emphasis was placed upon attendance at Mass the actual practice of it was spiritually impoverished with little prayerfulness no sense of living worship and no real attempt to create a human community The article and subsequent talks and interviews generated huge discussion and debate Less than 10 years later in 1983 he published his first and most famous book Help My Unbelief aimed at readers who were bewildered at why God was becoming so unreal for them His focus was not on intellectual arguments for or against God because he did not believe this was where the real story was He concentrated instead on dispositions and basic attitudes He was wise enough to know that people do not make decisions about faith upon purely rational grounds Our decisions for or against faith generally involve a strong sense of how we feel about ourselves and life He gave the example of a college student who came into his office to discuss an essay but suddenly announced in an aggressive tone “I’m an atheist you know” When Michael Paul ignored this declaration and continued to give him feedback on his essay the student asked “Isn’t it your job to convert me” Michael Paul responded “I wouldn’t dream of converting anyone in that tone of voice” and went on to say that faith was so precious to him that he would not even consider indulging in a useless argument about it But if the student were willing to listen he would be more than happy at some other time to explain what faith meant for him Sure enough the student returned a few days later He spoke about this and that for a while before suddenly announcing “I suffer from asthma” And then he went on to share how asthma had destroyed his childhood because it had cut him off from other people made him ashamed and angry at God and at life This story taught Michael Paul something crucial: behind many aggressive denials of faith (“I’m an atheist”) there can be a much less aggressive reality of hurt and disenchantment (“I suffer from asthma”) In 1990 Michael Paul was invited to work in the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers Five years later he began teaching theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he later became Dean of Theology as well as Rector of the large “Bellarmino” community of Jesuit graduate students Despite his teaching and the big burden of administration he somehow found time to write give talks and listen to many young individuals helping them to enter into a space of freedom they often did not know they had In terms of his own writing he began to see himself more and more as a “translator” translating the insights of major theologians into a language that honest educated non-specialized searchers could understand Michael Paul read through countless books in a way that was faithful to those who hadn’t the time or energy to read such books He tried to carry out his academic work in tune with Christ’s compassion for all seekers and searchers When Michael Paul was hit by cancer for the second time in January 2015 he was faithful to his lifelong practice of applying the lessons he learned from his own struggles for the benefit of others He reflected upon his illness and wrote down his reflections His final book about his own journey through cancer Into Extra Time is due to be published soon In this month’s Sacred Heart Messenger he has an article called “The Prospect of Dying” Its final paragraph encapsulates the graced imagination that always enabled Fr Michael Paul Gallagher to see seeds of hope in what at first looks like a burnt-out desert: “The outer process of dying may be frightening but do I really want to stay here forever If I listen to my heart I know I am made for more life than I can imagine When God’s promise overcomes my fears what St Paul calls the ‘last enemy’ becomes an unexpected friend” Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal This article was published in The Irish Catholic 12th November 2015Written by Ashameera Aiyappan | Chennai | Updated: September 5 2017 1:08 pm Dulquer Salmaan will be essaying four roles in Solo Top News Bejoy Nambiar’s Solo starring Dulquer Salmaan just got more exciting While we were still raving about the Russian folkish “Roshomon” or the bass guitar in “Sita Kalyanam” or the beautiful fusion that is “Saajan More Ghar Aaye” a new set of songs have come out from the album Three songs and a reprise from the World of Siva have been released and they along with the earlier ones make Solo the most exciting album around right now Masala Coffee’s earlier single “Aal aayal” kickstarts World of Siva’s playlist While it would have been better to hear a new song from the talented band the simplistic charm of Aal Aayal’s refuses to wear off even by an iota The album also has a reprise of the lovely number which is intriguingly titled The melodic version is surprisingly titled “walk and kill mix” increasing the fascination about its onscreen adaptation It now makes sense why Bejoy chose to work with 11 music composers for the film Each brilliant in their own way the flavour each composer adds to the album is orgasmic The next song from the album “Aigiri Nandini” is a classic example The song sung by Meera and Thaikudam Bridge’s Govind and is fabulously dark as compared to the cheerful “Aal aayal” The song which has a subtle start has a fantastic transformation in the latter half with the guitars raging in the background — the effect is breathtaking The next song “Shiv Thandav” is another beautiful piece of music The song easily transcends from one raga to another and the guitar line and the rhythm make the song sound hauntingly fresh Saylee Talwalkar’s rendition adding to the effect #WorldOfSiva SONGS http://s.tco/jZ4LFYWUwy — Bejoy Nambiar (@nambiarbejoy) September 4 2017 The film an anthology has four parts styled around the elements of earth water wind and fire While Dulquer essays the male lead in all the parts he will have a different heroine in each part Neha Sharma Sruthi Hariharan Arthi Venkatesh and Sai Dhansika are essaying the female leads Check out Solo — World of Shiva’s teaser here: Solo also features Nasser Suhasini Maniratnam Suresh Menon Sujata Sehgal and Deepti Sati in pivotal roles The film is bankrolled by Refex Entertainment along with Get Away Films For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Jhajjar | Published: March 7 2016 2:16 am Lt Ravinder Chhikara’s bust was vandalised (Jasbir Malhi) Related News IN THE recent violence during the Jat quota agitation in Haryana it was not just the living who were targeted — the dead too were not spared Lt Ravinder Chhikara’s marble bust enjoyed pride of place in Jhajjar town at a central square known as Chhikara Chowk The young Grenadiers’ officer died after killing some militants in Jammu and Kashmir in 2000 He was awarded the Kirti Chakra posthumously Share This Article Related Article The bust was decapitated allegedly by non-Jat communities in the recent clashes It is now wrapped in a sack “Shaheed to sabke hote hain inhone usko bhi nahi chhora (Martyrs belong to everyone they didn’t even spare him)” said Jitender Dahiya a 27-year-old resident nursing a fractured arm and a leg sustained in an attack on the Jat community’s Sir Chhotu Ram Dharamshala Dozens of people were reportedly injured in the attack during which the building was burnt down A statue of Sir Chhotu Ram one of the tallest Jat leaders of pre-Partition era who enjoys iconic status in the state was also damaged The statue is now wrapped in cloth “Even those who migrated from Haryana to Pakistan after Partition revere Sir Chhotu Ram but the attackers did not spare his statue” said Ved Prakash president of the dharamshala committee According to reports the statues were targeted after a similar attack on a statue of Rao Tula Ram the foremost leader of the Ahir community of Haryana and one of the key protagonists of the 1857 war of independence His statue astride a horse is placed at a prominent crossing in Jhajjar On February 19 some miscreants reportedly vandalised the statue and chopped off the tail of Rao Tula Ram’s horse But Jats denied any involvement “It was done to defame Jats and to rally the Ahirs together” said Subedar Joginder Singh a retired soldier Maman Singh who belongs to the Saini community said the divide between Jats and non-Jats was reflected in the vandalism of each other’s icons “Sab kuch dobara ban sakta hai par dil ke ghaav nahi bhar sakte (Everything can be rebuilt but the wounds of the heart will not heal)” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News the Second Administrative Reforms Commission headed by M Veerappa Moily too had recommended fixed tenures for officers holding cadre posts.45 crore as emergency relief to the union territory to tackle the flood havoc due to the heavy North East monsoon.wants that a medical tribunal be set up instead, lead author on the study and assistant professor in Clemson’s planning, “Subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by the rupture of an intracranial aneurysm is a devastating event that often affects young adults.
In this session, NOT A REVOLUTION. who is also a member of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For all the latest Lifestyle News, “Life was about to enter a stage of cruise control, The probe by the journalists, The Bangladesh authorities have arrested Salina’s husband and kept her body in a morgue.com/gDEOLkwHBl — ANI (@ANI_news) March 29,Texas to California for the talk show as a tribute to her late great aunt,just like that.
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One cannot be contemporary if one denies history. In the series ‘Bibliography in Progress’ I have looked at the Harappan civilization and I am working with images from the Constitution of India for another set I attained a copy of the Illustrated Constitution published in 2000/2001 and am looking at the illustrations done by Nandalal Bose and his students It is difficult to say if we are the India that our Constitution promised — there are various dimensions and something might be right according to one person and wrong according to other All of these point to a multi-layered thought process intrinsic to a democracy Venkat Shyam Freedom acrylic on canvas 2016 We have a long way to go before we become the India that was envisioned where everyone is equal and enjoys liberty and justice This particular work discusses gender equality and shows a woman walking hand-in-hand with a man We speak of equality between men and women but that is hardly a reality A woman has to carry the burden of household responsibilities despite whatever work she does outside her home In this image she has the globe inside her representing the universe but also a scorpion crawling on her depicting her daily struggles LN Tallur Eraser Pro bronze 2012 We are living in times when personal greed is overtaking the ideas that our society was built on This erasure is of course incomplete dependent as it is on the demands of that hour For instance we save things on the computer but when we want to remove the data from the hard disk maintaining privacy is not as simple as it may have seemed at first The first thought is that when you “delete” the file the data is gone Not quite — it only removes the reference of the file from the file system table The file remains on the disk and can be retrieved Similarly we are aware of the values and principles that we have inherited but are choosing to ignore them Riyas Komu Fourth World terracotta installation 2017 The Lion Capital from the Buddhist tradition is one of the best images any nation can have to represent its diversity multiculturalism and secularism It represents the four dimensions that India as a country has always upheld and that is something I have always enjoyed in the symbolism We are getting a feeling that this symbolism is crumbling The four dimensions represent the “unity in diversity” that our Constitution enshrines Though we do not see the fourth dimension its presence is there always unified with the other three and that was the strength of this republic Conceptually when this unity breaks when we are no longer able to rely on the unseen fourth dimension that’s when the anxieties of the State and political and administrative processes surface We’re excluded from these making it easier for power structures to erase cultural differences and instill ideas of homogenisation in its citizens For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Bloomberg | Updated: April 2 2017 1:28 pm Musk announced on Twitter the scheduled test flight for Falcon Heavy which is designed to carry larger payloads than the Falcon 9s already in use (Image for representation Source: Reuters) Related News Elon Musk is planning a first test run late this summer with what his SpaceX bills as the most powerful rocket in the world a step toward sending two paying tourists around the moon late next year Musk announced on Twitter the scheduled test flight for Falcon Heavy which is designed to carry larger payloads than the Falcon 9s already in use Space Exploration Technologies Corp has launched four of the smaller rockets this year but it has yet to test the bigger rocket required for the closely-held company’s push into deep-space exploration “Falcon Heavy will be able to carry heavy payloads for customers like the Pentagon but it’s also important for the long-term goal of pushing further into the solar system” said Phil Larson a space policy adviser to Barack Obama who worked for SpaceX and is now at the University of Colorado Boulder “Falcon 9 can send the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station but Falcon Heavy can send Red Dragon all the way to Mars” Also Read:SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket Falcon Heavy is a multi-stage rocket with two portions that each have their own engines and propellant Musk said on Twitter on Friday he may try to recover the upper stage of Falcon Heavy after the test flight this summer to reuse it in future missions SpaceX pulled off this feat with a reused Falcon 9 stage on Thursday a first for an orbital-stage rocket “Odds of success low but maybe worth a shot” Musk tweeted referring to his plans for the Falcon Heavy recovery attempt Falcon Heavy will be the biggest rocket since the Saturn V which launched the Apollo moon missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s Its first stage is comprised of three Falcon 9 engine cores that are attached together Last month Musk announced that two private citizens have paid a “significant deposit” to fly around the moon late next year on a mission using the Falcon Heavy SpaceX also has plans to send an unmanned “Red Dragon” capsule to Mars in 2020 For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: June 18 2010 5:09 pm Related News The stars of the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise defended a new theme park and criticised London mayor Boris Johnson after the politician complained that said theme parkshould have been built in Britainnot US Johnson recently blasted bosses at film giant Warner Broscalling them “utterly mad” for allowing a Harry Potter park to be created in Floridawhen the books and movies are all set in UK The franchise’s starsincluding Michael Gambon and Tom Feltondisagree with Johnson and have now waded into the debateinsisting a similar attraction would not work in London Speaking at the launch of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ in OrlandoFlorida on WednesdayGambonwho plays Albus Dumbledore in the filmsaid”Boris Johnson… What’s he talking about I mean only 10 people live in England don’t they You’ve got to have it in America to get the money back” Felton’Draco Malfoy’ in serieshas also laughed off Johnson’s commentsinsisting the weather isn’t good enough in England to host the outside park “I’ve got a few words for Boris… well mateif you want the park to be open for 30 days a year then put it in Englandbut come onrealistically this is the place to do it” Felton said Daniel Radcliffe has also spoken out about the issueinsisting that if Johnson wants to build a Harry Potter theme park in the UKthen he should use his political influence to push the decision through Of course it would be absolutely wonderful to have an equivalent in London and I’m sure Borisas the mayor of Londonis surely the man with the power to make that happenone would assume” Radcliffe said Rupert Grint simply added”We should have oneit’s just amazing” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | New Delhi | Published: June 14 2015 1:00 am An image of The World Renounced by Shapoor N Bhedwar Top News If your inner child hasn’t yet been smothered by the burden of grown-up concerns you probably enjoy picture books like Malavika Karlekar’s Memories of Belonging: Images from the Colony and Beyond (Niyogi Books) a collection of essays based on the visual record of the Raj The material mostly derives from her newspaper columns and so the range of themes is amazing Visual variety runs from the cover of Stray Feathers the bird-watcher’s journal edited by Allan Hume to a dramatic lithograph depicting the death of Bishop Heber due to a cold water bath at Trichinopoly The camera phone and the internet have made sharing commonplace but before the Baby Brownie era it was a routine and carefully planned act the same as making a living People set aside a part of their time for memorialising in order to share later Even more than the diarists who flourished in the era of colonial expansion artists and photographers were valued for their visual recording abilities especially in camp or on campaign in distant parts Officials who got “upcountry” postings or were involved in security operations and their families brought everyday life in South Asia to life for the rest of the empire The visual arts became politically important both as media communications and propaganda leveraged for furthering “native” interests as for the projection of colonial power In 1889 Karlekar notes Sorabji Jehangir chief magistrate of Baroda produced a collection of memoirs accompanied by photos of prominent citizens attributed to Vincent Brooke Day and Son of London and titled Representative Men of India It was intended to help newspaper readers in the UK “to put faces to the names that they read about” But propaganda preceded well-meaning communications by decades There are for instance the corpse-strewn pictures of early war photographer Felice Beato (not included in this collection) showing the fatal consequences of contesting British interests in Asia from the freshly liberated Lucknow Residency to coastal China under naval bombardment during the Second Opium War As much as the colourful stories of bravery and sacrifice in the Illustrated London News such images helped to give momentum to the idea of Pax Britannica Some of the people whose art is reproduced here were famed for other exploits For instance Captain Robert Melville Grindlay is remembered as the founder of Grindlays Bank a doughty old brand from 1828 whose name vanished when it was absorbed by Standard Chartered in 2000 Here Captain Grindlay is represented by a lithograph titled: ‘A Suttee – preparing for the immolation of a Hindoo widow c 1820’ Short essays by Karlekar accompany the images providing context and connections A photograph of the checkpoint at the Khyber Pass at the turn of the century (much less dramatic than one imagined it) is followed by the observation that in wartime it was more prudent for an Englishwoman to be an Afghan hostage than to attempt a march across the lines A pair of devastating before and after images embarrass Lord Curzon who loved the Taj Mahal so much that he “improved” it enthusiastically for the world’s tourists The first image is a lushly overgrown view of the Taj by the botanical artist Marianne North which appeared in Edwin Arnold’s India Revisited (1886) The second from the 1920s is the familiar picture postcard view with the Taj dominating the landscape dwarfing the vegetation In between Curzon had erased the Mughal garden the axis of the architecture and cultural life of the period and replaced its bowers with boring English lawns The essays in Memories of Belonging are loosely divided into sections but are so varied that the reader can sample them at random Even readers familiar with the period will encounter images they have never seen before My favourite is a haunting photograph from the 1890s by Shapoor N Bhedwar titled The World Renounced from his album Art Studies If the pre-Raphaelites had opened a Bombay chapter this is what they might have produced For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: January 29 2010 8:32 am Related News Warner Bros have decided to release the next two ‘Harry Potter’ films in 3Da move underscoring the post-‘Avatar rush for extra-dimensional box office Warners has been testing footage from its upcoming ‘Clash of the Titans’ — converted into 3D — and the tests have gone so well that execs have decided to release not only ‘Titans’ but also the two-part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 3DThe Hollywood Reporter stated Each film will cost just USD 5 million to change into 3D Warners also will absorb an additional USD 5 million expense per pic to pay for 3D glasses for exhibitors handling the movies In a related moveWarners will push back the release of ‘Titans’ one week to April 2 ‘Deathly Hallows: Part I’ is set to unspool Nov 19and “Part II” is slotted for July 152011 The only previous ‘Potter’ film to dabble in 3D was last year’s ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’which included brief footage viewable in 3D in Imax venues For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New York | Published: June 12 2014 5:12 pm “These new findings agree with the popular belief that emotions are connected to heart health Related News In a first scientists have come up with an explanation to why a sudden shock stress and fear may trigger heart attack and they found that multiple bacterial species living as biofilms on arterial walls could hold the key to such attacks Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream the findings showed Because the biofilms are closely bound to arterial plaque the dispersal of a biofilm could cause sudden release of the surrounding arterial plaque triggering a heart attack “Our hypothesis fitted with the observation that heart attack and stroke often occur following an event where elevated levels of catecholamine hormones are released into the blood and tissues such as occurs during sudden emotional shock or stress sudden exertion or over-exertion” said David Davies of Binghamton University in the US The researchers isolated and cultured different species of bacteria from diseased carotid arteries that had been removed from patients with atherosclerosis Their results showed multiple bacterial species living as biofilms in the walls of every atherosclerotic (plaque-covered) carotid artery tested The researchers added norepinephrine at a level that would be found in the body following stress or exertion to biofilms formed on the inner walls of silicone tubing “At least one species of bacteria – Pseudomonas aeruginosa – commonly associated with carotid arteries in our studies was able to undergo a biofilm dispersion response when exposed to norepinephrine a hormone responsible for the fight-or-flight response in humans” Davies stated This research suggests that management of bacteria within an arterial plaque lesion may be as important as managing cholesterol The study was published in the journal mBio For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Unni R Nair | Published: March 27 2009 3:06 pm Top News Producer : Chaya FilmsDirector : RajeevnathWriter: Anoop MenonStars : MohanlalAnoop MenonSuresh GopiKB VenuLakshmi opalaswamyKalpanaReena BasheerManianpillai Raju Pakal Nakshatrangal comes from Rajeevnaththe maker of acclaimed films like JananiAham and Moksham and is the very sensitive story of Siddharthan (Mohanlal)a sensitive filmmaker who is already dead when the film begins Siddharthans death is in fact shrouded in mystery He had fallen to his death from the second storey of a building For Siddharthans son Adi Narayanan (Anoop Menon)who is an acclaimed writerhis father and his mysterious death provides an interesting subject to go after In facthis new bookwhich he has finished writingis based on his fathers life and death And nowhe tells his wife Padma (Lakshmi Gopalaswamy) about the people he met as part of his unravelling his fathers past Its through this narration that Pakal Nakshatrangal develops into a plot An interesting subject indeedand rather bold toothat too by casting someone like Mohanlal in a rather deglamorised role with some negative shades too (Siddharthan had many women in his life and lived life on his own terms) Pakal Nakshatrangal is indeed a real different experience for the average Malayalam filmgoer But the question is: Would an average Malayalam filmgoer go to see this movie Technical ExpertiseMohanlal is the perfect choice for the role of Siddharthan Anoop Menonwho was appreciated much for his role in Thirakathais good as Adi Suresh Gopis performance as DrVaidyanathan (who professes to communicate with the dead) is okaybut it seems that the ghosts of his umpteen cop characters follow him everywhere Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is her usual self while Kalpana and Reena Basheer as the two women in the life of Siddharthan do justice to their respective roles The rest of the cast is good Of course the film deserves to be appreciated as a rather bold venturebut this kind of lag characteristic of an arty movie may deter people from coming in The song Pakaruka nee is one of the highlights of the movie and would remain in memory Anoop Menon has of course done a good job of the scriptbut he could have made it a bit more polished Director Rajeevnath and he seem to have gone about their work with the presumption that they were making an off-beatarty film and that it needed to have certain ingredients that suited this kind of a movie Pakal Naks hatrangal is a movie that you should not miss VerdictThree starsfor the theme and treatmentMohanlal and the song Pakaruka nee For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News Samit Das, including his wife and daughter. presented him with a bouquet.Bihar CM Nitish Kumar wasalso present athis house Ahead of the Assembly election of November 2015 Nitish Kumar hitched his JD(U) to Lalu Prasad’s RJD with the Congress the third wheel and the Mahagathbandhan or grand alliance was formed Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Nitish-Lalu Mahagathbandhan in Bihar remains one of the most watched political experiments in the country In the face of a powerful and ascendant BJP it has sparked possibilities in the opposition camp of a unity made up of strange alliances in other states and at the national level Within the Mahagathbandhan RJD chief Lalu Prasad is the more keenly tracked partner and his son Tejashwi is a first time MLA and deputy chief minister in the Nitish government For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 9 2017 12:02 pm When the House met for the second part of the Budget session Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the passing away of Salam on February 28 at the age of 69 years (File Photo) Top News Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Thursday without transacting any business as a mark of respect to the memory of its sitting member Haji Abdul Salam who died recently When the House met for the second part of the Budget session Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the passing away of Salam on February 28 at the age of 69 years Salam represented Manipur in the Upper House since April 2014 Watch What Else Is Making News “In the passing away of Haji Abdul Salam the country has lost a distinguished parliamentarian an able administrator and a dedicated social worker” Ansari observed in his obituary reference He also referred to the passing away of former members Puttapaga Radhakrishna P Shiv Shanker Syed Shahabuddin and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray who was also a member of the Upper House Shahabuddin who passed away on March 4 at the age of 81 years represented Bihar in Rajya Sabha from July 1979 to April 1984 A writer and ideologue he was known for his strong belief in the federal structure of India Ansari said adding in his passing away the country has lost a noted diplomat scholar and a distinguished parliamentarian Ray passed away on March 6 at the age of 90 years He represented Odisha in the Upper House form April 1974 to April 1980 In his death the country has lost a distinguished parliamentarian an able administrator and a dedicated social worker Ansari said Radhakrishna an advocate by profession who represented Andhra Pradesh in Rajya Sabha from April 1984 to April 1990 died on January 27 at the age of 72 years In his death the country has lost an able parliamentarian and a noted lawyer Ansari said Shiv Shanker who passed away on February 27 at the age of 87 years represented Gujarat in the Upper House from May 1985 to August 1987 and from August 1987 to August 1993 with Ansari saying the country has lost a legal luminary a distinguished parliamentarian and an able administrator “We deeply mourn the passing away” of a sitting member and four former members he said after which the House stood in silence as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed He then adjourned the House till tomorrow For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai | Published: March 12 2014 1:21 am Related News To dispel any mistrust the BJP on Tuesday promised alliance partner Shiv Sena that it would have no truck with Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena even in the Assembly elections scheduled to take place in September-October this year Shiv Sainiks across Maharashtra have voiced serious concerns following some BJP leaders knocking at Raj Thackeray’s doors seeking his party’s support in the council elections “Sena’s major worry relates to the Assembly elections They view BJP with suspicion as some of our leaders had offered Raj Thackeray 35-40 Assembly seats in return for staying out of Lok Sabha elections They kept the issue of MNS alliance open as a counter bargain to elicit their support for BJP’s two candidates in the state legislative council elections” a senior central BJP functionary told The Indian Express For the 288 Assembly constituencies in Maharashtra the Shiv Sena-BJP seat-sharing formula is set at 169:119 Some of the BJP leaders namely former party president Nitin Gadkari Leader of the Opposition in Legislature Council Vinod Tawde and Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar’s growing proximity to MNS has not been received by the Sena A senior Sena leader said “There is a talk that pro-Raj BJP leaders have offered MNS 12 Assembly seats This is unpalatable to Sena” On Tuesday morning when when BJP leaders met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence state BJP unit president Devendra Fadnavis assured him of party unflinching loyalty to Sena as an ally “Sena and BJP are natural alliance partners The alliance has survived almost three decades and stayed during NDA’s crisis and triumphs” he said Although neither side thought it necessary to discuss MNS in details backroom negotiations till late Monday night sought to iron out the “differences” between the two The BJP’s initiative to resolve the crisis addressed the resentment brewing within the sainiks especially in Mumbai Nashik and Pune Political managers in Sena mediating with the BJP had conveyed that the party was worried about BJP keeping its option of MNS alliance open for Assembly elections Gadkari’s meeting with Raj where possible alliance with MNS during Assembly polls was discussed has upset Sena leadership which believes it could be a ploy to undermine them in constituencies that are their stronghold Sources in the BJP recalled that in the past former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani had intervened to ensure that the Sena-BJP alliance remained intact when there were far more serious differences In 2009 a section within the BJP had suggested an alliance with MNS which was turned down by the party’s central leadership BJP president Rajnath Singh too assured Uddhav that BJP would never engage in any new poll partnership at the cost of sidelining Sena in the NDA either for Parliament polls or the Assembly elections For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: March 25 2015 11:23 pm Related News Delhi Assembly on Wednesday passed by voice vote the Rs 37750 crore budget on account presented by the AAP government for the next three months The AAP government will present a full budget in June after holding wide-ranging consultations with citizen groups The vote on account was passed by voice vote in the Assembly The total budget estimates of Rs 37750 crore included Rs 15350 crore for plan expenditure and an outlay of Rs 21500 crore for non-plan expenses Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said all the expenses under each heads and departments are closely being monitored There are many old practices in the systems which are being check thoroughly Slamming DDA Sisodia said the government has to pay hefty amount to buy land from DDA even for basic facilities like schools bus tops hospitals toilets and sport parks “We were asked Rs 4 crore for one acre land by the DDA” he claimed Replying to BJP’s question on the cost incurred in printing copies of vote on account Sisodia said “It is a good sign that people are discussing about number of copies printed size and texture of budget This shows that they have nothing to discuss about the content of the budget” BJP MLA Vijendra Gupta criticised the budget saying that it is unsustainable budget and also it lacks vision “…The budget is unsustainable and it lacks vision” Gupta said in the House For all the latest India News 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