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The resulting bricks have the equivalent strength of gypsum,Tankarvi makes light of the impact the advertisement had created in those days.The development of the city has to be in sync with the safety of its residents. In the absence of these hydraulic platforms,Ravishankar Prasad,1952 in Kawardha, Munish Bharti, He also reiterated his commitment for free drugs and diagnostics under the Universal Health Assurance programme that the government will soon roll out. ? In case of a fraudulent registration.

in India in order to address battery issues.About Monday’s meeting DGCA spokesperson was notavailable for comment while Samsung did not offer anyimmediate comment Soon after the incident of Galaxy Note 2 catching firewas reported on September 23 Samsung had said it was lookinginto the matter and was in touch with relevant authorities togather more information For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: July 29 2016 1:05 am Acclaimed writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi died at the age of 90 in Kolkata on Thursday Top News ‘Her priorities were very clear’ Santanu Bose The Dean (Academics) National School of Drama Delhi I first first met Mahasweta Devi in the book Hajar Churashir Maa which I read in class eight What I remembered after the first reading was the absolutely graphic sequence of violence — how a bullet hit from a close range can burn the skin and leave a blue imprint How entrails are taken out and the Naxalite’s body is put on a cycle rickshaw and taken out in a procession throughout the city I grew up during the Naxalite uprising of the mid-Seventies in West Bengal and the fear and trauma that I felt in the book only enlivened with subsequent readings How anybody describes violence with such a non-sentimental and documentary precision engulfed me and set me on the path of creating political theatre in which the genres of art and life overlap and substitute each other I met her in person several times the same way most people met her — with great nervousness I remember the time she was being interviewed and the journalist asked her about feminism She snapped back and said that women should not be defined by their bodies but actions In her own direct way she considered gender to be beyond the physique I visited her apartment in Kolkata to seek permission to stage a play on Hajar Churashir Maa and she agreed as soon as I asked There was no talk of money negotiations or credits She just said ‘Okay do it’ The apartment was small and full of books and papers the table was loaded with writings and she lived with a helping woman only Sometimes she stayed in a mess at the centre of the city President South African Nelson Mandela presenting the Jnanpith award to Mahashweta Devi at a function in New Delhi on March 1997 I joined National School of Drama in 2010 and staged 1084 ki Maa the same year My biggest observation about Delhi theatre was that it was a beautiful object rather than an experience I wanted to do a play that stood out as an emotional experience and a political discourse I remember that when the Naxalite movement was taking place the bourgeoise intellectual sat silently and watched the political upheaval play out In our play we put the scenes of violence in the face of the audience — men holding flaming torches ran around the seats as the audience became metaphors of those silent intellectuals When I called Mahasweta Devi to invite her for the premier she was very busy She said that the government was not giving blankets to the tribal people of Purulia and she had to go there and ‘didn’t have time to come to Delhi to watch a play’ Her priorities were very clear A scene from Santanu Bose’s 2010 play 1084 ki Maa There is an iconic performance of a Mahasweta Devi work by H Kanhailal in Manipuri called Draupadi about Army oppression in Manipur This was another historical text that I had read as a child but I will never forget the heart-stopping eight-minute walk after the rape scene of Draupadi which was played by the legendary actor H Savitri She walks from the back of the stage to the foreground — it is a long walk — and the forces of resistance build up inside her and ultimately result in the final strike through nudity It is powerful how Mahasweta Devi’s literature opened up the possibility of going beyond the written word (As told to Dipanita Nath) ‘She never wrote with pity’ Govind Nihalani Filmmaker and director of the 1998 film Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa The death of Mahasweta Devi feels like a very personal loss to me I had read many of her stories especially her widely available Hindi translations much before I made the film Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa What impressed me was how simple and straightforward her writing was There was no literary jugglery of any kind It was all straight from the heart and powerful She wrote about the adivasis and forest communities in the region of Bengal and Bihar and she had tremendous empathy for them Never pity She never wrote with pity She never looked at them as “becharas” who have had injustice done to them But there was a tremendous amount of empathy She could get into and under their skin because she had spent so much time with them So her understanding was very deep and personal and not based on reports This is why her writings were able to reach out to readers so effectively She didn’t indulge in any melodrama Everything she wrote was simple and this was what made itso touching Govind Nihalani with Mahasweta Devi I was keen to make a movie on her book Hajar Churashir Maa because it concerned middle class characters These were characters I could identify with and it was set in the city of Calcutta which was accessible to me The whole journey of the main character how she discovers her son after his death and how this changed her — all this moved me I liked those stories about adivasi communities but I would have approached them as an outsider I wanted to meet her after I decided to make the film and I was warned that I should approach her with caution because she’s strict and temperamental So I was very cautious initially All of that changed after the first 10 minutes She was such an affectionate good-natured lady with a tremendous sense of humour and we got along famously We had a very good relationship and she was very supportive and happy with the film I made That is why I say that this loss is very personal for me (As told to Pooja Pillai) ‘Her life and literature were one and the same’ K Sachidanandan Malayalam poet and critic I’ve known Mahasweta Devi personally for three decades although I read her works in translation much before Every major work by her is available in translations In fact Malayalees love her as one of their own She had also travelled to Kerala many times She was one of those rare geniuses who combined literary creativity with genuine activism I particularly remember our journey together to Gujarat after the genocide talking to the refugees and addressing the Gujarati writers When I was the editor and executive head of the Sahitya Akademi she had a deep association with it She was undoubtedly the best female Bengali writer after Ashapoorna Devi Jaya Bachchan and Nandita Das in a still from Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa Her oeuvre was rare; she wrote fiction stories for children and memoirs — all of which reveal her great concern for the marginalised people of India especially the adivasis I have seldom seen a writer with such humility She was a down-to-earth person who did not even want to tell people that she was a writer I had the opportunity to listen to her talks conversations and readings; she always came across as a sincere writer whose life and literature were one and the same (As told to Pallavi Pundir) The Meaning of Jijibisha It was in the late ’60s that a prisoner named Manoranjan Byapari was released from a Kolkata jail Growing up in a poor Dalit family with hardly any food to eat and barely enough clothes for his mother to cover herself with he ran away and joined the Naxalite movement which was at its peak then Byapari was soon caught by the police for being a constant brawler A few days in the jail however made him a changed man He decided to educate himself inside the jail library After he was released a few years later on account of good conduct Byapari decided to make an honest living by ferrying people in tana rickshaws (hand-pulled rickshaws) in Kolkata before becoming a successful writer discussing Dalit issues Of the numerous rickshaws in Kolkata Byapari’s came with books in the back peti On a hot summer day he refused to take a woman to her destination because he was engrossed in reading Agnigarbha a book of short stories by Mahasweta Devi about caste class and gender One word that surfaced through various stories in the book was “jijibisha” “It had only been a few years since I began reading and writing many words were difficult to understand” Byapari had said in an Indian Express interview He finally agreed to take thewoman to her house after the next rickshawwallah too refused and the woman came back and requested him to take her home On the way Byapari asked the woman the meaning of “jijibisha” She said “Jeene ki ichha (The will to live)” He told her that he enjoyed reading She got off and scribbled her name and number on a piece of paper and told Byapari to contact her if he wanted to learn more The piece of paper read ‘Mahasweta Devi’ Byapari fell at her feet and wept “I was asking her the meaning of a word that she had used in her book This incident turned my life around” he’d said Byapari wrote more than 100 short stories and nine novels after that incident about issues faced by Dalits in West Bengal — by Suanshu Khurana Mahasweta Devi with filmmaker actor Amol Palekar ‘She was as transparent as her prose’ Amol Palekar Actor and filmmaker She was the last of her kind There was such courage and conviction in her I was privileged to have met her not once but quite a few times She was as straight down-to-earth and transparent as her prose is And to have the kind of command over the language so as to translate thoughts and experience into something creative like she did was incredible She didn’t just inspire me as a person but also as an artiste She was courageous enough until her last breath to be able to take on the system That kind of conviction stands before us an ideal to emulate as people and as artistes (as told to Pooja Pillai) ‘Her work went beyond just writing’ Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay Contemporary Bengali author I consider Mahasweta Devi as the most iconic figure of our times I say this not only because of her writing but also because of her way of life This comprises her enormous contribution in the life of Indian tribes She had been influencing us for more than 40 years now and was one of the last most elite creative souls of our soil What I mean is that she hailed from one of the most creatively credible families of Bengal That said she also took it to that level where she herself stands as an example I read her for the first time when I was very young and in school I read her short stories collection first and then moved on to reading Hajar Churashir Maa What inspires me about her writings is that while working on the Shabors and various other tribes of India she engaged herself with working for their betterment too She became an activist a reformer for their welfare and fought all her life for the marginalised Legendary writers are not limited by pen and paper Her work went beyond just writing; it was living a whole life out of passion and faith (As told to Pallavi Chattopadhyay) For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kanpur | Published: July 21 2009 2:41 am Top News Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO)Krishnadev Raj Srivastava and his son Anubhav have been booked for the murder of 35-year-old Rajendra Kumar Rajendras body was found in his Pashupati Nagar residence on Monday morning Postmortem confirmed that the death was caused by a head injury On the complaint made by Kumars father Krishna Kumara case of murder has been registered at Naubasta police station against Srivastavawho is currently posted at Allahabadand his son Anubhav My son had been acquainted with Srivastava for past four years and they met frequently?s murder. He admitted that Raju was at his home on Sundaybut left after a few drinksSingh added Investigations are on For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | New Delhi | Published: November 1 2015 1:00 am British novelist David Mitchell (left) and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood Top News The Future Library is about to turn one When it turns 100 it will open its doors to the reader We shall never know who this reader will be because by 2114 when the library opens all of us will be dead — the founder of the library the contemporary writers who will fill its shelves you I and almost everyone we know or will ever know The Future Library is to the modern world what the memento mori was to medieval Europe It is also a lively black joke inviting random thoughts on the future the linear continuity of culture the arrow of time the uncertainty built into the universe and the fundamentally optimistic nature of the investor the insurance salesman and the artist who play its odds Surprisingly we in India have not paid this mind game much attention Today the library consists of a grove of 1000 trees in a forest outside Oslo Ninety-nine years from now they will be cut down pulped and turned into (lovingly handmade) paper on which 100 literary works commissioned in each of the intervening years will be printed In May Margaret Atwood submitted the first manuscript titled Scribbler Moon This year’s contribution is awaited from David Mitchell This growing body of work will be shelved in a room in Oslo’s New Deichmanske Public Library created by Katie Paterson the Scottish artist who conceived this centennial project from wood from that grove of 1000 trees outside the city Now you know why there are so many A hundred trees should have sufficed for 100 manuscripts But panelling is way greedier than books Then there’s the possibility of disease Who can say what new viral diseases develop over the next century and how many of them set upon trees rather than animals Half the fun of this project seems to lie in managing distant risk from the possibility of future writers wrecking the plot to the eternal pedestrian threat of sudden death by termite attack For the next 99 years will sensitive people fly into Oslo from all over the world to sit in a room and gaze longingly upon a growing pile of books which will only reveal title and author Thus tantalised and edified will they shall fly back to their homes in diverse lands perchance to die unrequited At least for the next two decades they are unlikely to survive till the covers of the anthology are opened and their contents pirated in PDF format by the famous commons ninjas of Scandinavia The Future Library is a surprising vote in favour of continuity It seems to wager that there will be fewer Bamiyans and Palmyras in the future and more MOMAs and Uffizis This optimism runs counter to the historical record which suggests that “barbarian” cultures upset their “civilised” betters creating discontinuities which spur cultural development The most dramatic example is the rapidly growing empire of Genghis Khan which closed a chapter in the Old World and opened new possibilities for political powers and trading networks which used to be bit players But their predecessors the Goths and Vandals who overran Greece and Rome were no less impressive for their world-altering qualities And when the European powers launched the age of exploration and colonial empires their first emissaries were regarded as savages by the civilisations they visited The Portuguese armadas which visited these shores left behind an echo in local tongues in the word “harmad” Roughly meaning “illegitimate” or “rogue power” it is applied equally to political militias and pirated PDF editions of modern literature The received wisdom of history discourages confidence in a future which assumes cultural continuity minus barbarian disruptions Besides in our rapidly accelerating times we must be open to the idea of catastrophic change as a part of the natural order While we can be reasonably sure that Atwood will retain her importance a century from now will the import of her work remain the same The shelves of the world’s libraries are loaded with successes from a century ago whose work has been turned upside down by contemporary critical theory In the spirit of kindness they are referred to as “quaint” Speaking of time the nicest black joke encapsulated in The Future Library is on time itself The concept is a time capsule which will be hatched like an egg in 2114 and it draws attention to the fact that all of literature is one big juicy time capsule anyway It used to be sequestered in academic libraries but the internet has made it publicly accessible The Illustrated London News is online vying for attention with Thucydides and the Upanishads The Future Library is different only because it forces anticipation It has started with a bang with Atwood Whoever runs the project when it comes to fruition who may be yet unborn would have to ensure that it closes with a bang at least as loud with an author yet unborn who writes in an idiom yet unknown An idiom which may seem incomprehensible pointless or precious today For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Wajiha Shah | Lucknow | Published: November 18 2009 3:02 am Related News To face defending champions China today The India men’s team captain Achanta Sharath Kamal ran towards the court to lift Soumyadeep Roy in jubilation as soon as India registered a 3-2 win over Iran in the First Division semi-final With this victory the Indian men were able to become one of the two qualifiers for the Champions Division of the 19th Asian Table Tennis Championships being held at UP Badminton Academy hallhere Talking to mediapersons soon after the matchan elated Soumyadeep confided that there was much pressure at the last minute ” Of coursethere was last minute match pressurebut I tried to stick to stay calm and that worked We were targeting a berth in the Champions Division from the very beginning of the tournament” he said After India’s victory in the semisthe team’s SAI coach Bhawani Mukherjee said” Teams are expected to play pressure matches and I am happy that India won the match” Now India next face defending champions China in their quarter-final match at 1100 am Wednesday The other team to have reach the Champions Division is DPR Korea which beat India by 3-1 in the First Division final Howeverthe Indian women had to face a crushing 3-0 defeat from Thailand in their semi-final match The final was played between DPR Korea and Thailand in which the former triumphed by a 3-0 difference Besides DPR KoreaThailand has also reached the Champions Division quarters by virtue of being the First Division finalist The Results (First Division): Men’s:- Final: DPR Korea beat India 3-1 (Song Man beat Sharath Kamal 18-1611-511-8; Hyok Bong bt Soumyadeep 11-311-511-9; Song Guk w/o Jubin; Hyok Bong beat Sharath Kaml 11-519-1711-4; Semi-finals: DPK Korea beat Macao 3-1; India beat Iran 3-2 (Saumyadeep lost to Noshad 5-118-1111-54-11; Sharath Kamal bt Mehran 10-1211-913-1111-9; Sourav lost to Mohammad Reza 10-128-118-11; Sharath Kamal bt Noshad 12-1011-511-7; Soumyadeep bt Mehran 6-1111-811-911-5); For third place: Iran beat Macao 3-0; Quarter-finals: Macao bt Uzbekistan 3-2; DPR Korea beat Thailand 3-1; Iran beat Malaysia 3-0India beat Pakistan 3-0 Women’s: Final: DPR Korea beat Thailand 3-0 (Ryon Hiu beat Nanthana 9-1111-711-711-9; Jong Kim beat Suthasini 11-311-311-1; Kim Hye Song beat Anisara 9-1111-911-63-1111-8);’ Semi-finals: DPR Korea beat Malaysia 3-1; Thailand beat India 3-1; For third place: India beat Malaysia 3-2; Quarter-finals: DPR Korea beat Uzbekistan; Malaysia beat Kazakhstan 3-0India beat Macao 3-0; Thailand beat Sri Lanka 3-0 Wednesday’s fixtures: Champion’s Division: Men’s: Quarter-finals: China vs India (at 1100 am)Korea vs Hong Kong (at 1100 am)Chinese Taipei vs Singapore (at 1100 am)DPR Korea vs Japan (at 1100 am); Semi-finals (at 300 pm); Women’s: Quarter-finals: China vs Thailand (at 900 am)Korea vs Japan (at 900 am)Hong Kong vs Chinese Taipei (at 900 am)DPR Korea vs Singapore (at 900 am) Semi-finals: at 100 pm For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChairman (Board of Management) of the hospital.Her shoulder condition has improved and doctors haveadvised her to continue with walking and exercising? writes: “The effect of the war within the SP is not going to be neutralised soon… The demonetisation factor too may tilt the balance against the BJP and in favour of the BSP. Anybody who misses that night will miss a lot of things. “I went to a number of villages and I think all that I saw will probably reflect in my film. The congratulatory call is also being seen as a better cooperation in the field of defence and related technologies. Ramesh plays safe by noting that,Seema Biswas and Shriya Saran will be present at the premiere,” says Dilip.

it seems, Basirhat, He bolted towards his house only to find that the flames had melted both his lockers. The man then went to Jharkhand, in love with himself and he thinks he’s the best in the world and it’s always the other guy’s fault, Finnish father Keke was world champion in 1982.Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: June 12 2010 1:25 pm Related News Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, “This film is about human story,nobody else had come forward to say that the actor had bashed up the victim.

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