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not as an omnipresent supervisor, Related News Renowned scientist R A Mashelkar is among the 126 prominent personalities who will be conferred with Padma awards this year. pale shadows of the firebrands who witnessed the fall of the Babri Masjid. Polling concluded in Telangana region on April 30. download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: December 23, they realized that certain characteristics of the slumps were contained in the ground motions—similar to the way that researchers can use seismic data to estimate the size of a quake and the directions at which the two sides of a fault zone slipped past each other. Lamps lit in Navsari, 2015 8:58 am Other countries that have a large number of Indian prisoners are Nepal with 996, Let me mention two aspects of Buddhism that are valuable yet controversial.

one great event gives ground for optimism: the clash between Buddhism and Christianity is becoming a powerful dialogue in which both religions are mutually enriched.7 crore from Mulla’s bank account to Awhad’s. attended this meeting. and Saskatchewan. burns and according to doctors of a private hospital where she is currently being treated, FLORIDA—Earlier this week, download Indian Express App More Related News says Michael Lindgren,” the AICC leader said. Police said suspected Maoist insurgents called out Bandu Durga Pungati (27) outside his house last afternoon and attacked him with an axe before slitting his throat with a sharp-edged weapon.”It is too funny! Yes Sussanne has shifted to her parents’ place with the kids two days ago and I was to join her on my return as there is a white ant treatment going on in my house and a section of my floor is being renovated” He said he was with Sussanne right now having a picnic with his kids and parents-in-law Reports of Hrithik’s alleged romantic involvement with Barbara have been doing rounds since the film’s shooting in Mumbai a couple of months ago During the shootingHrithik even took Barbara and her family to Lonavala The actorwho swept all popular best actor awards for his performance in ‘Jodha Akbar’and Sussanne have been married for eight years and have two sons For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 12 2015 12:09 pm Top fashion forecasts 2015 Related News Move over monochromes and experiment with colours and bold prints; give the little black dress a miss for skirts and crop tops – and emphasise on bold and beautiful accessories to put your best fashion foot forward in the New Year Indian designers suggest ALSO READ:A Year In Style: Best of fashion trends in 2014 Skimpy dresses went passe from red carpet events in the latter half of 2014 paving way for skirts in all forms as well as sassy crop tops Designers say the trend will continue to rule in 2015 as much for celebrities as for common fashion-conscious girls From the city streets to the international runway shows of Jill Stuart and Michael Kors – crop tops have been making a splash of sorts SEE PICS:Beware These fashion trends can be dangerous for your health Back home it was actresses like Sonam Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha Malaika Arora Khan Jacqueline Fernandez and Alia Bhatt who flaunted the trend during movie promotions and award nights “Skirts will make a big trend in 2015 The ones with long slits wrap skirts and pretty much all kinds of skirts are going to be hot in 2015 Crop tops will also make it for big trend this year and they work both for relaxed casual looks and for cocktail wear” designer Kiran Uttam Ghosh told IANS But before opting for this look make sure you’re toned enough SEE PICS:Top 7 runway trends from New York Fashion Week If you wish to steer clear of a sensuous and feminine look try casual maxi t-shirt dresses and denims “A maxi t-shirt dress is best for the lazy girls as it is a one stop for comfort and style Also denims in all forms will be huge along with sneakers that were earlier restricted to gymwear “Running shoes are now being paired with the most chic outfits I often wear my sneakers with my dresses” said Ghosh Bohemian glamour is also knocking at the doors of the fashion world once again thanks to foreign celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones Nicole Richie and Emma Stone who have lately been seen experimenting with this style For designers fringes and florals will add some spunk to this look in 2015 ALSO READ:Red carpet fashion trend: Plunging necklines “Fringes add a bohemian charm to an outfit with an understated flamboyance The trend is going to be seen on everything – dresses skirts jackets bags shoes scarves and pretty much everything in your wardrobe “Florals are also making its way in 2015 like never before From large and loud to minute it’s all about going floral this year” said Ghosh The choices of out-of-the-box fabrics and colours will also play a huge role in boosting the glamour quotient in you “Bold African geometric prints fluffy clouds prints artistic ink splatters and over scaled blurred imagery are all huge trends in terms of printed fabric for 2015 Tartans and houndstooth will be a big trend too along with faux leather textured cottons taffeta and organza” designer Swapnil Shinde told IANS The colours that are likely to rule the palette are shades of green — olive leaf and emerald along with amethyst deep purple mauve and pink According to Shinde such colours and fabrics will look good on “clean lines cocoon silhouettes for an androgynous look” What about footwear and accessories “Chunky bibs in copper and handcuffs with interesting animal or reptile motifs will steal the show Boots are also a huge trend for the season closely followed by ankle strap heels” said Shinde For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath Vandana Kalra Suanshu Khurana | Published: August 15 2015 12:00 am Related News Theatre:Act of Oppression A scene from Arvind Gaur’s Ambedkar and Gandhi Before every show theatre director Arvind Gaur finds himself waiting nervously for one important piece of paper “It is the policeapproval” he says “that means we can go ahead and stage our play” Like him theatre makers are bound by a draconian British-era law The Dramatic Performance Act (DPA) was meant to “prohibit Native plays which are scandalous defamatory seditious or obscene” Even today performers say it empowers the state to control the arts DPA had started with a play Nildarpan Written by Dinabandhu Mitra Nildarpan had lashed out at the British for forcing farmers to turn their rice fields over to indigo a commercially viable crop When protagonist Goluk Chander Basu cries “We have nearly abandoned all the ploughs; still we have to cultivate indigo We have no chance in a dispute with the Sahibs They bind and beat us it is for us to suffer” the stage is set for a confrontation between the ryots and the Raj DPA was passed on December 16 1876 and allowed the police to “arrest and seize scenery dresses etc” In The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre author Ananda Lal writes “Curiously after Independence in 1947 the DPA remained in effect most states introducing their own amended versions some of which like the Bombay DPA (1950) actually gave more power to the administration” “To this day we have to go to different departments to get licences and approvals” says Gaur “Sometimes they send the approval at 5 pm for a 7 pm show We can’t sell tickets” In political plays such as Ambedkar and Gandhi in which two great icons of the freedom struggle stand face to face but cannot see eye to eye “getting an approval is very difficult” “Our adaptation of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist was refused permission in Ahmedabad citing DPA” he adds DPA has been invoked several times to ban plays such as Vijay Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder about a man who offers shelter to destitute women in exchange for sexual favours and Malayalam playwright PM Anthony’s Christhuvinte Aaraam Thirumurivu which showed Jesus as human rather than the Son of God -Dipanita Nath Fashion:Do or Dye “When artisans brought their products into our store their hands were dyed blue from the colour of vats” says Bissell Known as “blue gold” the indigo dye was India’s largest export in the mid 1800s “The Greeks called this coveted and valued vegetable dye ‘Indikon’ after India one of the world’s oldest and biggest centres for its production This then evolved into the universally understood ‘Indigo’” says William Bissell Managing Director Fabindia Farmers in 19th century India may have protested against its imposed plantation but over the years indigo plant species have been cultivated in various parts of the country and designers and organisations are rediscovering the ancient fermentation process “When artisans brought their products into our store their hands were dyed blue from the colour of vats” says Bissell Bangalore-based designer Deepika Govind talks of purity in dyeing with indigo Having worked with indigo for more than a decade she says “The dye is one of the purest Indigo will only hold on threads with no artificial blends The fibre has to be pure and the dye is prone to fading It waxes and wanes depending on the way light hits the fabric Seldom do you see it in its original colour maybe in a temple mural or in old forts where little light trickles in” says Govind Bissell seconds that mystical quality about the colour “When the fabric dipped in indigo vats is exposed to air the drama of the blue appears almost magically This property has created a number of unique dyeing traditions including resist patterns on fabrics such as dabbu ajrakh and shibori The elements of chance that mark the resist dyeing and printing processes often lead to unexpected and unique mutations quite like indigo itself which has a truly rich and fascinating heritage” says he -Shiny Varghese Music:To the Beat of the Blues Shelly Jyoti’s The Ballad of Woeful Tales; Ryots of Champaran The indigo planters come like a needle But go out like a ploughshare; And are devastating Bengal like swarms of locusts; The king looks on while the subjects are drowned…Our souls are burning in the strong flames of pain This folk song written in the winter of 1859 in West Bengal was first heard in the neel (indigo) farms Chanted by the farmers while they planted the “death crop” in their farms it prised open the pain they had lived with for decades Translated by Reverend James Long — a popular missionary in West Bengal — the doleful cry became the beat to the ‘Blue Mutiny’ which was to follow As the British forced farmers in West Bengal and later along the river Gandak in Champaran to grow the more lucrative dye instead of traditional crops the helplessness of the farmers found a vent in music The blues they say are always sown in the greens So it isn’t surprising that it originated under the blazing sun in thedelta fields and were sung by Afro-American farm workers “Whenever there is any kind of social oppression folk music emerges” says Kolkata-based musician composer and commentator Debojyoti Mishra “Most songs were inspired by the fakiri tunes and became the pivotal spirit in songs of revolt Music went beyond the speeches” says Mishra who says that the famous Bengali song Neel bano re shonar Bangla which referred to the imprisonment of Long too came around the same time Folk music that emerged during this revolt he says inspired many IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) songs that followed many of which such as Hey shamalo dhan ho were composed by Salil Chowdhury Jasim Uddin a Bengali poet wrote a poem almost half a century later describing the anguish which was turned into an HMV recording and is still popular: We who bring out food From the depth of earth/ Why can’t we eat can any one tell us My wife has hanged herself She could no longer bear hunger/ Now I plough deep into soil In hope of seeing her again Indigo still reverberates in music Delhi-based band Indigo Children got its moniker from the song of the same name by the American band Puscifer But the subtext in most of their songs was of rebellion and anti-establishment “Like those farmers we felt like slaves of the corporates” says Sanchal Malhar founder of the band -Suanshu Khurana Art:Rooted in Indigo Detail of Shelly Jyoti’s triptych An Ode to Neel Darpan The hawks with lotuses in their beaks rise over a ground infested with worms The 34 inch x 72 inch triptych (pictured) covers a huge wall; incomparable though to the expanse that the British ruled over the indigo farmers The hawks here are the British The lotuses signal planters who acted as intercessors between the British colonisers and indigo farmers who are the “under appreciated” worms Artist Shelly Jyoti picks up threads from history to depict what she calls the colour of colonialism: indigo “The revolt against indigo planters by the peasants in the 19th century was the forerunner of the freedom movement” says the Delhi-based artist She universalises the setting where there have always been the rulers and the ruled whether it be Dinabandhu Mitra’s popular play Nildarpan or Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin She refers to James Long’s translation of Nildarpan which was sent to prominent Europeans to acquaint them with the atrocities in the plantations The domination Jyoti feels continues She has given it different colours in her works — including the celebrated series Indigo Narratives (2009) — all still soaked in indigo and its history Jyoti chronologically moves through the macro history of indigo brought to Bhuj in the 1600s to the colonial exploitation of indigo farming and craft and the subsequent intervention of Mahatma Gandhi The artist frequents Bhuj to work with the ninth generation Azrak artisans to give form to her sculptural textiles in vegetable and mineral dyes with indigo as the base “They are descendants of migrating communities from Sindh and Baluchistan and represent a history of interchanges within communities” she notes -Vandana Kalra For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New York | Published: August 11 2014 2:22 pm Drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which work mainly through the serotonin system were found to be affecting men’s feelings Related News Are you on anti-depressants According to a new study anti-depressants may affect your love life “Drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which work mainly through the serotonin system were found to be affecting men’s feelings while drugs called tricyclic antidepressants seem to affect women’s feelings” said Hagop S Akiskal from the University of California San Diego During the study they compared the effects of SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants on the love lives of 192 people with depression – 123 women and 69 men – and whose mean age was 41 Researchers found that those taking SSRIs were more likely to say they felt less at ease with sharing their partners’ thoughts and feelings Men taking SSRIs reported being less likely to ask their partners for help or advice Women on tricyclics were more likely to complain about disturbances in their sex life than men who had been taking tricyclics the study noted Doctors should inquire whether there is any impairment in the love life during depressive illness “The loss of sexual desire and sexual feelings are common manifestations of depressive illness itself” Akiskal said in the study which appeared in the Journal of Affective Disorders For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: August 1 2012 12:27 pm Related News Pop star Britney Spears says her stint as a mentor on ‘The X Factor’ has been really good The 30-year-old singer has joined the judging panel of the show alongside Demi LovatoSimon Cowell and L A Reid and is enjoying using her pop experience to help aspiring contestantsreported Contactmusic “I think this show has been really good for me to do because I’ve been able to help this talent come in and achieve their dream I can relate to them on a central level because I started out at such a young age “I know the foundation and the depth of what you go through into achieving your dream and doing this So being able to do this has beenif anythinga great experience for me” she said Spearswho has been described as mean by show chief Cowellsays her criticisms of the contestants are a result of her being a very honest person “It’s kind of just based on who I am and my personality in everyday life I’m just a very honest person” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News

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