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Goodness had not Balki messaged me on this I would never have known pictwittercom/vlKnNtKGHS — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 4 2015 The catch in the film was that RBalki cast Abhishek as Big B’s father and the twist worked well with the audience and the critics The story was endearing heart-warming and touching with hints of humour Vidya Balan played Amitabh’s mother After creating an impact at the box office the film went on to win many honours including the National Film Award in 2010 Amitabh won the Best Actor award for his performance while “Paa” was also named the Best Hindi Film It also received recognition in the Best Supporting Actress category (Arundathi Nag) and Best Make-up (Christien Tinsley and Dominie Till) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: February 3 2016 10:43 am Actor-singer Jared Leto has signed on as an executive producer of a new documentary about a California cult (Source: Reuters) Related News Actor-singer Jared Leto has signed on as an executive producer of a new documentary about a California cult Holy Hell which debuted at last month’s Sundance Film Festival and competed for a documentary prize centres on the Buddha Field community and includes interviews with ex-members according to Variety “Holy Hell is relentless haunting and unforgettable This unflinching documentary expose takes us on a beautiful and bizarre journey in search of faith love and family but ends up showing us how the business of spirituality power and corruption are often religion’s menage a trois” Leto 44 said Share This Article Related Article “Jared saw an early cut of the film which I shot over 22 years as the unofficial videographer of the group and responded to the intimacy of our story” director Will Allen added “It’s an honour to be able to work with an artist that I respect so much especially for my first feature-length documentary” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Dharamsala | Updated: March 26 2017 10:09 pm Top News Another topsy-turvy of Test cricket in Dharamsala Indiabegan their innings300 runs behind Australia India were 152 for the loss of two wickets at Tea on Sunday The third session clearly belonged to Australia as they picked fourwickets in that Nathan Lyon was on top of his bowling and picked all four in the third session Pujara Nair Rahane and Ashwin were the four wickets to fall in the final session on day two India vs Australia4th Test Day 2 1638 hrs IST:Stumps on day two India are 248 for the loss of sixwicket They are still 52 runs behind Australia with Saha and Jadeja at the crease What a magnificent day of Test cricket 1633 hrs IST:Final over of the day coming up?s popular nutritional image, Vinson stated In the new study18 patients who were primarily overweight/obese with high blood pressure ate 6-8 purple potatoes with skins twice daily for a month The average diastolic blood pressure dropped by 43 percent and the systolic pressure decreased by 35 percentsaid Vinson The majority of subjects took anti-hypertensive drugs and still had a reduction in blood pressure None of the study participants gained weight Unfortunately for French fry and potato chip fansthose high cooking temperatures seem to destroy most of the healthy substances in a potatoleaving mainly starchfat and minerals Potatoes in the study were simply microwavedwhich Vinson said seems to be the best way to preserve nutrients For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: January 29 2014 2:25 am In political campaigns in India the peoplethe second and third words respectively in the preamble of the Constitution have been the centre of an energetic tussle (PTI) Related News The Congress loses its aam aadmi the BJP can’t see beyond one khaas aadmi It’s 2014 and with about a hundred days to go for polling campaign season is upon us However we are still some distance from clarity on what either of the two largest parties has to offer Perhaps it is because both sides are trying to cater to a homogenised media-savvy “voter-consumer” that the contest so far sounds too much like an ad war There are “war rooms” banal flashcard references to the “young vote” and a bitter battle of words that is supposed to stand in for a clear articulation of policy The face of the Congress which has been in power for a decade and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate who has ruled his state for 13 years are both trying to project themselves as outsiders Both claims sound hollow to be polite about it The Congress is struggling to recover from the loss of its aam aadmi slogan which had helped it so far in putting forward its Manmohanomics-meets-welfare-economics positions The “aam aadmi” a term loose enough and yet specific enough for a wide range of persons to identify with it had come to signify a utilitarian test for whatever works With the AAP now part of the discourse the Congress clearly has an aam aadmi problem The BJP ever since 1980 has resisted calls to turn itself over to the regular Western idea of a rightwing party — free-market nationalist Thatcherite Now it finds itself very much under RSS control and freighted with the latter’s ideological baggage So it is difficult for the BJP to model itself on Western rightwing parties like the Tories or the Christian Democrats It has chosen instead to invest in the “khaas aadmi” One might say it has a khaas aadmi problem In political campaigns in India “the people” the second and third words respectively in the preamble of the Constitution have been the centre of an energetic tussle The past several decades have seen the need for a moniker that justifies actions and around which ideas can be built whether its “the people” “makkal” (Tamil) “jana” “gana” or “lok” With the invasion of politics by the management-walas especially in the Eighties and Nineties it became even more important for parties to brand such terms more forcefully So the “garibi hatao” slogan had to find and directly address its subject The Congress which had initially had the garib aadmi at the heart of discussions moved on to the well-branded aam aadmi With “aam aadmi” a thought-out departure from “garib aadmi” the Congress set its sights on a broader demographic And with citizens anxious to come out of the garib classification this new term found a wider response and helped the Congress regain ground Meanwhile the BJP especially in its NDA avatar reworked the antyodaya idea which meant reaching out to those at the end of the line This also served it well especially in the states Damaged deeply by the AAP in its showpiece state the Congress is looking for a new phrase to articulate whom it wants to draw in and focus on for its campaign Rahul Gandhi in his speech at the AICC hinted at a version of the not-quite or the neo-aam aadmi — the “70 crore” who are not part of the middle class and not poor — as the new target But that phrase is yet to find a proper home in the Congress’s campaign lexicon Unlike the Congress the BJP is not beset by the problem of someone walking off with its best campaign pitch But how does it provide more wind in the sails of the khaas aadmi it has appointed as leader It will now be watched closely for how skillfully it uses Narendra Modi so that he does not lose his core base and yet succeeds in winning over a sizeable section of the Hindu vote that doesn’t yet respond to his image or attempts at a makeover In short how does someone like Modi appear true to his Hindutva allegiance while also appearing committed to just building bridges drains or toilets The party’s central challenge is to forge a cohesion in the Hindu vote while ensuring that the “rest of India” does not get spooked into parking all its votes with the Congress The BJP had said recently that it would articulate its “solutions” But it turned out to be a laundry list throwing no light on what the party’s position is on some very obvious contemporary policy questions Modi’s silence on the AAP economic policy and even the Supreme Court order to immediately disqualify sitting MPs and MLAs who have been convicted cannot go on for ever Though Modi is still loath to making himself available to the press or for questions never mind the Muslim question the BJP will eventually have to spell out what its idea of India is Perhaps it is the “benaam aadmi” a term coined by Delhi-based commentator Samir Saran recently that should get more attention now from the aam aadmi-free Congress as well as the khaas aadmi-ridden BJP Saran’s contention is that in the race to sort out the nightmares of the middle class whether it is gas water or electricity bills several basic questions that assail India today concerning the truly dispossessed or the benaam aadmi have been completely ignored In the weeks ahead it will be important to observe if the two very similar ad campaigns eventually give way to honest and cogent ideas So we are still waiting to see what the BJP commits itself to and what it has to offer beyond its khaas aadmi It would have to establish that its vision of Hindutva Plus is what the doctor has prescribed for India in 2014 And the Congress will have to effectively communicate that it stands for cohesion in an astoundingly diverse country in a way that is different from imposing a oneness on it It would have to convey that personal wellbeing is eventually dependent on the welfare of all — the benaam and the aam A pitch for “hum sab” anybody [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shashi Deshpande | Updated: February 17 2015 3:58 am Does the success of a first novel make it hard for Harper Lee to write a second one Or is it part of the enigma of creativity Related News When I first read To Kill a Mockingbird I thought it was a great novel with a wonderful story and characters people who stayed with me through the years But to an Indian reader Harper Lee the author was an unknown name and the fact that she never wrote another novel after Mockingbird allowed her to slide deeper into the shadows But in her own country it was a different story The book sold phenomenally it was made into a movie with Gregory Peck (too suave too charming to be Atticus I thought) and Lee became a celebrity After which her life took a different turn Instead of enjoying her fame she became a recluse steadfastly refusing all interviews and later moving back to her hometown Monroeville If she occasionally featured in the news it was for the litigation she indulged in — against a man who cheated her of her copyright against the town museum which sold Mockingbird artefacts against a journalist who insinuated herself into her and her sister Alice’s life then wrote a book about her a book Lee immediately repudiated as being unauthorised Now Lee is back in the news — and this time for a new book Go Set a Watchman which is a kind of sequel to Mockingbird yet was written earlier The story goes that her agent (or publisher) when given this draft suggested she rewrite it concentrating on the main character’s childhood Which she did — the book becoming Mockingbird For the media the news of the miraculous finding of a long-lost novel is almost like the answer to a prayer Yet the fact that Lee is 88 and has had a stroke that she cannot see or hear well that she is alone after her sister Alice’s death living in an assisted-living home and not allowed by her lawyer to meet anyone has raised questions and created a raging controversy Is Lee being exploited by others Does the publication of this novel have her approval As a writer I am intrigued by the miraculous recovery of a “long-lost novel” by her lawyer How does an author lose a novel Your writing is the most important thing in your life and you can bet that the story of an author walking out of a burning house with only his manuscript is a true one Had Lee put the novel away as being only the rejected draft of Mockingbird something she never thought of publishing What is even more troubling for me as a writer is her statement (quoted by her lawyer) that she is “humbled and amazed” that her book is being published after so many years Humbled No author worth her salt would speak of being humbled by publication And this particular publication is no favour to the author Mockingbird sold over 40 million copies; this one has an initial print order of two million it is a bestseller months before publication This is big business it is all about money Equally intriguing is the fact that Lee never wrote anything after Mockingbird “There is a marvellous peace in not publishing” said JD Salinger that other great recluse of American literature Few authors would agree A writer writes to be published And Salinger himself did write after Catcher in the Rye Lee wrote nothing She helped her childhood friend Truman Capote (the Dill of Mockingbird) to research for his book In Cold Blood (for which he gave her no credit) she tried to write a novel then non-fiction — nothing worked Does the success of a first novel make it hard for the author to write a second one Or is it part of the enigma of creativity that one never knows why it begins and why it stops Do some writers have only that one novel in them Lee herself is quoted as saying that she had said what she wanted to say and there was nothing left Whatever the reason for a writer to stop writing is a tragedy It is interesting to remember that Lee once spoke of wanting to be a “Jane Austen of South Alabama” But Austen wrote in complete anonymity she lived the ordinary private life of an English gentlewoman of the time And therefore perhaps she could write without “the impediment of fame” — Virginia Woolf’s words The stories of Capote and Lee two friends who wanted to become writers spell out the price that has to be paid for fame Both Capote who embraced fame with both arms and Lee who shunned it became its victims in different ways One can only hope that Lee’s story has a happy ending of some kind that the new () book will be appreciated and that Lee will know the good news The writer is a novelist whose most recent book is ‘Shadow Play’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News graciously or due to the lack of public approval,swing to halt the spread of dengue and eradicate it while accusing the DMK of seeking to politicise the issue. Those welcoming the project as a move to reduce commuters’ woes,he was recognised by one of our constables, said an officer [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News The Olympics the world’s biggest sporting event will kick off on 5 August in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro For the first time in its history the Olympic Games will be staged on South American soil However this first hasn’t been warmly welcomed by the people of Brazilas the Games have ushered in an era of economic instability for the host nation But with just a month to go for the mega event in Rio the official theme song for the 2016 Olympics which was released on Sunday could go a long way in lifting the dampened spirits of the locals The song titled"Alma e Coracao" (Soul and Heart) featuring Samba starThiaguinho and rapper Projota portrays how Brazil has left behind their worries to gear up for the sporting extravaganza Phrases like ‘make it happen’ ‘fight’ and ‘win’ in the lyrics of the song send a strong a message to all the Brazilians to come together to make the Games a big success It features the giant Rio stadium and takes the viewers on a journey behind several young athletes as they train vigorously to prepare for competition The song has an infectious vibe and gets our blood pumping just from watching it The lyrics read: “With no sweat the value of achievement remains in vain It’s always time to make something better happen And your time will come now it’s real” This makes for a perfect anthem for all the athletes participating in the Rio Olympics The vibrant tune the catchy drumbeats of the Tropkillaz e Nave-produced song coupled with flashes of picturesque Rio de Janeiro establish thetypical Brazilian setting for the Games as the world starts to switch its focus to the Olympics Come 5 August and Brazil will be enjoying a carnival-esque state of mind with 306 sporting events playing out over a span of 19 days The above theme song is a good way to kick off this festive atmosphere Written by Express News Service | Devlagondal | Published: May 6 2013 5:08 am Related News Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday blamed the Centre for the alleged delay in granting permission to build gates on Narmada Dam even as Saurashtra was reeling under water crisis I have met the Prime Minister 15 timesasking for the permission to allow installation of gates on Narmada Dam Howeverevery time he says?the city?

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