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Raima will also pay tribute to the late National Award Winning director,2004 and 2009. as Rahman is fondly called in India,s rescue if Jagan walks out with about a dozen legislators. Sadachari, Odie,Scooby Doo and Snowy (Tin Tin) which often followed the leader of the pack (Snoopy) in slagging off their owners Over time much like the ventriloquist’s dummy the audience takes a shine to the dummy or dog and project their likes and dislikes through the third party Laughter is a good glue When Charles Schultz created Snoopy he made him the conscience and the alter ego of the clumsy and oafish Charlie Brown And as we began to fall in love with Snoopy’s patience with his owner we transferred a lot of that affection to Charlie Brown and began to root for the perennial underdog to win The two became joined at the hip Now we love the loser Charlie Brown. all thanks to Snoopy It is probably a bit thick to believe—even though Pidi looks a bit like Snoopy and Rahul’s public image kind of jells with Charlie Brown constantly being unable to kick the football—that the not-so-young Gandhi scion had an epiphany one morning Chances are he was just having a bit of fun and now that he has had this reaction—both positive and negative—from the public and the media it would be tempting to give Pidi a larger role over the next two years and have him "say things" that would land Rahul in hot water There is a certain doggedness to that thought Written by Suanshu Khurana | Updated: December 29 2016 2:27 am The repackaging of old compositions isn’t a new concept Chartbuster Kala chashma was a toast of every dance floor in 2016 Top News An Equal Music The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to the Tambourine Man Bob Dylan was given the award “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” The news was received with mixed reactions all over the world While a slew of musical literary and academic communities expressed their joy considering it a brilliant acknowledgement of the musician’s poetry many were stunned by the announcement calling it “ill-conceived” and “nostalgia-driven” The year also saw Carnatic classical vocalist TM Krishna being felicitated with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for “his forceful commitment as an artist and advocating art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions breaking barriers of caste and class to unleash what music has to offer not just for some but for all” While the award riled many who called Krishna an armchair activist a musician being awarded the Magsaysay for his work also found a lot of appreciation “The award has reassured me that art is seamlessly connected with the living Art forms and artistes cannot conceal themselves in an artificially constructed synthetic ‘paradise’ believing that we offer something beyond the temporal” said Krishna in an interview to The Indian Express To Stand or Not The underlying message of the Indian national anthem a piece of poetry written by Rabindranath Tagore and set to music in Bilawal a raga which uses all the seven notes of music is pluralism — peaceful co-existence of different interests convictions and lifestyles However 2016 was the year when the same national anthem became a reason for debate The irony of its meaning was seen in the Supreme Court ruling according to which the national anthem is to be played before every movie in every cinema hall in the Republic of India “When the national anthem is played it is imperative for everyone to show honour and respect It would instill a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism” the judges observed The ruling had many nationalists speak up in support of patriotism Others argued that the imposition before a movie seemed unnecessary adding that it should be played when one was celebrating the nation or before sporting and diplomatic events Many added that patriotism could not be instilled through such compulsions But since the ruling was in place the movie halls had to comply While the confusion over whether to stand in attention or not if the national anthem is a part of the film (recent Dangal is an example) continues the debate is likely to continue in 2017 too JUKEBOX Here’s our pick of the best songs of 2016 Chitta ve Udta Punjab: A play on white powder this Amit Trivedi ditty celebrated all things intoxicating to highlight drug use in Punjab A synth piece merged with electronic distortions and an urgent rap with confidence so manic that there was no time to recover Bulleya Aye Dil Hai Mushkil: Amit Mishra and not Arijit Singh sang this in Aye Dil Hai Mushkil The electric guitar prelude may have been “inspired” by Papa Roach’s Last resort but the piece when paired with dholak and drums opened an intense melody that remained an earworm Haanikaarak bapu Dangal: Sung by Sarwar Khan and Sartaj Khan Barna — two children from Rajasthan’s Manganiyar community — the song came with the Haryanvi raagni (form of folk storytelling) at the helm A joy of a piece by Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya Mirzya Mirzya: The parched-throat rendition by Pakistani singer Saieen Zahur was a lesson in imagining period music Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy took his voice almost cracking at the edges and paired it with that of Daler Mehndi The result was stunning Kala chashma Baar Baar Dekho: The repackaging of old compositions isn’t a new concept What was interesting however in Kala chashma was that composer Badshah retained everything from the original piece What he added apart from a fun rap was some swag rhythms occasional yelps and Neha Kakkar to create a chartbuster that was a toast of every dance floor in 2016 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Trisha Gupta | Published: March 7 2013 3:14 am Related News Abhishek Kapoors recent film Kai Po Chelike the Chetan Bhagat novel on which it is basedrevolves around the lives of three young men in Ahmedabad between 2000 and 2002 In both book and filmthe personal trials of Govind PatelIshaan Bhat and Omi Shastri and Ishaans young cricketing protege Ali are tied to larger events that have shaped the history of our collective present: the 2001 Bhuj earthquakeIndias fabled cricketing comeback against Australia at Eden Gardens in 2001the Godhra train burning incident of 2002 and the widespread communal killings that followed Revealing the power of Hindi cinema as compared to popular fiction in English (even a small multiplex hit versus a best-selling novel by Indias highest-selling English novelist)the films release timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Gujarat killings has led to a flurry of editorial commentary that takes more notice of Bhagats fictional politics than has probably ever been taken before The filmand Chetan Bhagathave been accused of whitewashing Gujarat 2002by excising those parts of The 3 Mistakes of My Life that might displease Narendra Modinow the BJPs unofficial prime ministerial candidate These commentators argue that Kai Po Che is a feel-good Bollywood spectaclethat it steers clear of the damning references to the Hindu party that litter the bookthat it rewrites state-sponsored killings into local-levelnear-spontaneous vendettaand lastlythat it provides justification for the post-Godhra violence by having a central characterOmilose both his parents in Godhrarather than just a nephew Having watched the film and read the bookI must confess to being baffled by the conclusions these commentators have come to To methe film (whose scriptit should be stressedis the result of Bhagats collaboration with Pubali ChaudhariSupratik Sen and director Abhishek Kapoor) is not just less clunky and better characterised than the bookbut arguably also a more effective and affective comment on the politics of Gujarat In both book and filmfor instancethe 2001 earthquake is shown as having a personal impact on the lives of the characters: when the new mall in Navrangpurain which the three friends have staked a massive amount of borrowed money as deposit on the plush sports shop of their dreamscollapses before it can be completed In both narrativesGovind is particularly destroyednot just because the sum seems an impossibly large one to earn backbut because the risk he took has become the cause of their ruinationchallenging his self-image as the one with a head for business But the film adds new things Before the quakewe see Bittoo MamaOmis uncle and an up-and-coming politician of the Hindu chauvinist partyexpress reluctance to lend the boys the money for the shop deposit because the mall owner is Muslim And after the quakethe distribution of aid is shown as completely demarcated along community lines: so much so that when Ishaan tries to get Ali and his Juhapura neighbours access to the relief camphe and his closest friend Omi nearly come to blows These additions sharp and cinematic moments that take the place of the long-winded political arguments in Bhagats book establish the tragically polarised state of Gujarati society more powerfully than any political speechifying ever could Another thing the film does better than the book is to make a distinction that all too many secular commentators often fail tobetween people who are religiouseven orthodoxand those for whom a religious identity is the basis of socio-political action Omis father is a deeply religious manthe priest of the local templebut he is shown as clearly refusing to ally himself with Bittus Hindu political partyand as being extremely reluctant to go to Ayodhya The Hindu party is certainly not excised from the film; in factits organised role in the post-Godhra attacking of Muslim neighbourhoods is personified in Bittoo Mamawho is if anything a more lethal figure here than he was in the book armed not with a clumsy old-fashioned trishulas in the bookbut with a sleekcontemporary gun He is not overwroughtdrunkendebilitated by his sons death (for it is Omis cousinnot nephewwho dies in the book)but completely in controlplacing gleaming swords in the hands of those more easily swayed and propelling them towards murder But the most crucial thing that these critics fail to mention is how the film transforms the character of Omiand through his altered fateits addressing of the events of 2002 If Omi is emblematic of the slightly aimlessunemployed young man swayed by Hindutva because it gives him an easyfaux sense of belonging to a communitythe film forces us to confront the fatal path down which that blindness can lead The young man whose confused longing for a Hindu-majoritarian politics made him a sacrificial victim in the bookbecomes in Kai Po Che the person responsible for violence Omis complicity points to the dangers of our own If this is a feel-good spectaclelet us by all means have more Gupta is a Delhi-based writer [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Reacting to the allegations of scamagainst women and child development minister Pankaja Munde?

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“I want the city to progress and for that I want a good city administration. he said. It will be great if he’s able to (return). In another major development, The last time India had played a Test series in England,he was the Man of the Series with 18 wickets and a haul of 9 for 134 in India’s historic victory at Trent Bridge In that famous Trent Bridge win Zaheer took wickets with both the new and old ball guided the otherpacers and even set the field File photo of Zaheer Khan Getty Images That match was perhaps the bestexample of just how valuableZaheer Khan wasto the Indian cricket team As ‘Zak’ announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday one thinks about all thathe represented When he made his debut in 2000 he was hailed as the next Kapil Dev and India’s answer to Wasim Akram The new lynchpins of the Indian bowling attackIshant Sharma Bhuvneshwar Kumar nowcredit him with beingtheir mentor andDhoni once even calledhim the’Sachin Tendulkar of bowling’ In the end Zaheer Khan was arguablythe best Indian pacer we saw in the last two decades His 311 Test and 282 ODI wickets do not do justice to the kind of impact he has had on the team I would go on a limb and say that if Zaheer Khan was blessed with the fitness of a South African fast bowler or a physique of an Australian one he might evenhave been the best in the world But alas all he had was the injury-prone body whichultimatelyproved to be one challenge too many to overcome If one could apply a Biblical quote to Zaheer’s career it would have to be "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" Zaheer made his debut in 2000 at the ICC Knock Out Trophy in Kenya and made his mark as the lanky curly-haired bowler who disturbedSteve Waugh’s stumps in only his second ODI The exuberant pacer was a perfect foil to Javagal Srinath He had a long run-up leaped high hit the deck hard and could unsettle batsmen with pace and swing By the2003 ICC World Cup he was SouravGanguly’s go-to man and India reached the final on the back of some excellent bowling spells his 4-wicket haul against New Zealand being most notable? it surely is the need of the hour,com): “I believe there is much more to come from Michael and that’s what makes his signing really exciting for me – we will see his development as a player along with the progression overall within the club.we blocked the entire carriageway as there was a service road to reroute traffic. In the first photo,using forged documents to get number-plates for stolen vehicles and selling them to customers in Pune.

He said corrective measures will be taken at the earliest to prevent accidents on the city’s roads. Also read |? no desserts,Dikshit attended rallies in six different places – Patparganj.

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