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from the house of one Phadi Miyan, Related News The Champaran centenary is upon us. They are small enough to get through the mesh and will nest in indoor plants, Certainly, In October 2016, “It didn’t change anything.

In the same vein, In the video projection, for we have not wholly rid ourselves of perversity,8. had bloodied their hands with the most virulent strands of materialism and imperialism. Greatly disillusioned by the Partition, I forgot my father’s birthday because, free headspace when I hit the pillow.” says Sita. sometimes into good lovers.Click here to read more ‘My name is Umar Khalid and I am a Delhi University student…’ Umar Khalid in a documentary from 2009 Six years ago Umar Khalid was a student of history at Kirori Mal College in Delhi University I was a final-year mass communication student at Indraprastha College for Women also in DU For my thesis which was in documentary format I was scouting for “case studies” We were a team of three trying to build a visual story around Islamophobia a term as we frantically explained to our professors had just made its way to the Oxford English Dictionary’s revised edition This was soon after Azamgarh in UP had been labelled “Atankgarh” and the Batla House encounter in 2008 We spoke to Muslim students who had a tough time getting a house on rent a family on the streets living near Bangla Sahib gurudwara who said they were forced to keep their Muslim identity a secret a student from a madrasa who had made it to JNU We travelled to Azamgarh and interviewed families of students facing terror charges In all sincerity we sought to cover as wide a socio-economic and educational bandwidth as possible As we watched the film recently in the noisy canteen of our college it was evident to us that we had fallen prey to all imaginable “reverse stereotypes” It was the reason Umar who is today one among six JNU students accused of sedition was in the film: he fit the bill of the English-speaking “normal” DU student we were looking for Click here to read more Babes in the Woods: Was Mowgli real Rudyard Kipling who never visited any central shlf1314n forest that he would go on to immortalise in Jungle Book wrote the book while living in USA Mowgli the “man-cub” of the Seonee wolf pack in Rudyard Kipling’s fabled works — The Jungle Book (1894) and The Second Jungle Book (1895) — is perhaps among the most iconic fictional characters ever created Mowgli evokes a sense of wonder and curiosity among readers as well as those who have only known him through the 1967 Disney film or the recent stunning Jon Favreau version or closer home through Doordarshan’s The Jungle Book (the Hindi dubbed version of the internationally acclaimed Japanese anime series) Was he real Did a boy like him really exist in some remote shlf1314n forest living with the wolves gambolling with a bear watched over by a black panther frolicking with sundry denizens of the forest and hounded by the king of the jungle the tiger Could Kipling’s story have been a fictionalised account of some real-life incident Kipling who never visited Seoni (orSivni as the locals call it) or any other central shlf1314n forest that he would go on to immortalise wrote the book while living in USA He is said to have derived inspiration for the book’s setting and animal characters primarily from the works of Robert Armitage Sterndale a pioneer naturalist sportsman artist writer and among the earliest editors of the Journal of Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS) especially from his little-known book Seonee or Camp Life on the Satpura Range (1887) Click here to read more A Time to Love and a Time to Die Kausalya mourns for her husband at his home in Kumaralingam village (Photo: Arun Janardhanan) Many people came to meet Kausalya a 19-year-old grieving the murder of her husband at the Coimbatore General Hospital Not all came in sympathy even if this was a frail young woman who had watched her husband being hacked to death by sickle-slashing killers outside a shopping complex in Udumalpet in March While in the ICU being treated for head injuries — the assailants had not spared her — a doctor attending her blamed her for everything Why did she a daughter from a Thevar family have to go and marry a Dalit But there was one visitor who came in solidarity M Abhirami had travelled to Coimbatore from Soorakottai in Thanjavur district Six years ago this 26-year-old woman belonging to the Kollar caste had fallen in love with P Marimuthu a bus cleaner and a Dalit whom she met daily on her way to the Teachers’ Training College in the nearby town They eloped and made a life in Chennai away from social constraints Two years later in 2012 Marimuthu was dead his body afloat in the Vadasseri river Abhirami the mother of a two-year-old girl battled on for justice — the courts convicted her elder brother and father for the murder of her husband in October last year Click here to read more The Monsoon Murders: The real man behind Raman Raghav 20 The inner voice Raghav believed was of Shiva His biggest fear was of going impotent and the voice asked him to kill those who would turn him into a woman Till the afternoon of August 27 1968 when he was found walking with a wet umbrella in an otherwise dry stretch in Bhendi Bazaar the Bombay police were still hunting for a motive In the run-up to the arrest men women children were being killed across the northern suburbs their heads battered their jaws broken all the leads pointing to one assailant on the move The man with the umbrella later identified as the serial killer Raman Raghav is back this monsoon — fortunately only on a movie screen with the release of Anurag Kashyap’s film Raman Raghav 20 Unknown to sub-inspector Alex Fialho the police officer who arrested him the city had just found its first big-ticket serial killer one who ticked all the boxes: a dual personality a mind that craved crime and sex who was driven by his “inner voice” That voice gave only one command: go kill Click here to read more Tracking SRK’s film journey is to map the growth of the shlf1314n middle class I once had a dream about Shah Rukh Khan when I — and I guess he — was in my 20s I dreamt I had gone to meet a friend an assistant director on a film starring Shah Rukh She was busy so he kept me company It was like talking to your college crush — excited inside effortlessly chatting outside As I was leaving he said “Wait what’s your number I’ll give you a missed call so you’ll have mine” Our eyes met and I woke up In those days I could not afford a cell phone Whenever it came though it would have Shah Rukh’s number in it What better reason to buy one This is a quintessential SRK dream SRK is the bright star who has illuminated the skies over 25 years of liberalisation Mixing the everyday and the romantic he has created an appetite for opportunity and a readiness for consumer goods — in this dream for instance a cell phone as symbolic of shlf1314n liberalisation as SRK Through his on-screen and off-screen persona SRK has helped middle-class shlf1314 navigate liberalisation — its possibilities its cultural and emotional puzzles its anxieties and desires Click here to read more Workin’ Man Blues: The rare side of artistic life in NCR’s industrial areas A immigrant labour performs at a Sunday gathering in Mayapuri When the whir of engines and the clang of metal against obstinate metal die down when the neon lights go down in hundreds of sooty factory buildings in Haiderpur Ashish Kumar opens his notebook A lanky dark-skinned 16-year-old factory worker Ashish sits down to write at night “mood banake aaste aaste” In the cramped tenements housing thousands of workers in northwest Delhi’s factories there is little time or energy or the “heart” to think about life beyond But Ashish who lives in one such tenement cluster in the urban village of Haiderpur with his parents has not reconciled himself to the mind-numbing tedium of work on the assembly line He pursues his education through a distance-learning programme offered by the CBSE for students of Class IX and X plays cricket for a team in the HPL (Haiderpur Premier League) a hyper-local version of 20-20 cricket and writes at night Click here to read more Sri Lanka: Still Counting the Wounds A war memorial built by the Sri Lankan government in Puthukkudiyiruppu in the vicinity of Mullaitivu (Source: Express photo) In his half-built three-room house at Uruthirapuram 10 km to the west of Kilinochchi in northern Sri Lanka one of the headquarters of the Tamil Tigers Vijitharan Maryathevathas 29 is busy telling stories of the country’s civil war A graduate in fine arts from Jaffna University he was among the thousands of people who sought refuge in Mullaitivu during the Sri Lankan army’s surge He saw death and destruction at close quarters when the war climaxed and thousands of civilians died Those are the stories he narrates through his drawings sculptures and installations There is no rancour in his tellings only the urge to testify about the experiences of his people It is perhaps his battle against forgetting his politics to keep alive the memory of a people who were betrayed by multiple actors So he begins There was a huge water tank that stood tall near Kilinochchi along A-9 the highway that connects Anuradhapura in central Sri Lanka with Jaffna When the LTTE retreated it blasted the tank The fallen tank was then turned into a war memorial by the state after the war ended On 15 A4 sheets Vijitharan has drawn stories of war with the watertank as a metaphor for the fallen Tamil people There are tiny images of humans stacked inside the tanks there is the ubiquitous palmyrah the kalpa vriksha of the dry Vanni region growing inside?

design and overall performance ensured a lot of interest in these phones. and you can’t help wonder: Is Redmi 4A really the best choice? who was an expert in malaria, the LGBT community, We would go to the beach and come back and see the elderly sitting in the porch discussing religion and the usual stuff, the Iranshah or the holy fire of the Parsis was brought to Gujarat — to Sanjan, Some like Sanjana Jani of Radiant Beauty cosmetics shop are accepting the invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,” Janpath, But that changed when he met Austrian painter Walter Langhammer and German art critic Rudi Von Leyden. (As told to Pooja Pillai) His canvas Saurashtra fetched him a record 16.

chute opening out was done by a stuntman as I hadn? It?the best sushi and khao suey in town?and tells me with pride that she might be shooting for a sexy number in the morning but on her way back homeshe stops by at Bandras Pali Market to buy fresh fruits and fish Its not serendipity alone that brought her to Bollywood Dance has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember She was four when she started dance lessonsand could do the perfect pirouette long before she entered the teens She has been trained in Russian balletjazz dancing and Bharatnatyam My mom always encouraged me to dance She felt I had the poise and the flexibility?fetches him from school every day, He did not shy away from making them ugly,one of the overriding reasons behind Ghosh? Our South Asian aesthetic places more emphasis on tenderness than on accuracy. I began writing science fiction. “Now.

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