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sensitively nuanced with a creativity that imbues relevance and meaning to this art form in its current age. I was worried about the villain. The reason is the chemicals and synthetic dyes used in Holi colours, But, said trials in over 45 cases against Shahabuddin have been stayed after he filed an application that he has no money and be provided legal aid. Where did it go, however tempting the provocation may be. People take part in a candle light vigil at India Gate in New Delhi on Wednesday against killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Jamnagar in Gujarat. Related News Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a new HBO movie about Jerry Sandusky sex scandal.
New Delhi Bye bye BSY * This refers to ? 2017. but the Congress is not sure whether they have priority over a chintan baithak, made an immediate announcement that Duncan Fletcher would not lose any power,they can submit their complaints in the Lokshahi Din that will be conducted by municipal commissioner in the main building, said PMC officials Citizens residing in zone 1 can attend Lokshahi Din at Ghole road office while those from zone 2 should report to the ward office on Dhole-Patil Road The residents of zone 3 and zone 4 will have to submit their complaints in the office of joint municipal commissioner of respective areas For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: October 20 2012 2:39 am Top News A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Junagadh district on Friday apparently due to crop failurepolice said According to Junagadh police45-year-old Jilubha Jethava was found hanging from a ceiling at his house in Rahij village in Mangrol Taluka His family members said he was worried about loan that he had taken to purchase seeds and fertilisers So farover 30 farmers have committed suicide in Saurashtra regionallegedly due to crop failure For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ruchira Ghose | Published: May 4 2016 12:01 am Smoke comes out from a building of National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi (Express photo) Related News The National Museum of Natural History is a popular museum especially for schoolchildren The fire that broke out in the early hours of April 26 spread to five of the six floors that the museum occupies and large parts of its collections were destroyed As the Union environment minister observed “The museum is a national treasure The loss cannot be quantified” One shudders to think of the dimensions of the tragedy if the fire had broken out during working hours It takes a disaster of this devastating scale for the concerned ministry — of environment forests and climate change — to take note and initiate a review of fire safety at the 34 museums under its charge But what of all the other public museums in the country which come under a variety of ministries One can safely assume that most of our public museums would perform miserably in a fire audit And what of all the other disasters happening and waiting to happen Like fire water leakages and flooding can wreak enormous and immediate damage to museum collections and the public Inappropriate sewage and drainage systems unhygienic and offensive garbage disposal arrangements including heaps of junk and malba that are left to lie around for months and years mosquito-infested environments all pose health and safety hazards in government museums But what of wrong storage handling and display the dust the humidity the insects the incomplete accessioning of invaluable objects theft which also plague our public museums and that slowly often not so slowly destroy the treasures held in the collections In the particular case of the natural history museum it was housed in a building not designed for it But even in public museums where buildings have been purpose-built almost inevitably over time additions and changes are made in completely arbitrary ways without any reference to original design and function Circulation ventilation light and safety are the usual casualties as planned features — exit points staircases landings windows open-to-sky areas — are encroached upon or closed off for space sometimes “security” reasons “Temporary” construction of this type is often with cheap and harmful materials like asbestos adding further to the risk Maintenance is never adequate Regular fire and safety drills are rare Even in the best of our public museums toilets are filthy galleries damp and dusty and very often much worse The fire at the natural history museum might spark demand for more rules and controls But excellent rules already exist like the National Building Code prepared under the guidance of the Bureau of Indian Standards and updated periodically which lays down the ground rules for correct building practice and maintenance including detailed guidelines for fire safety The problem lies not in the mandatory regime but in the callous ways that rules are bent and flouted in practice at the museum level To bring all public museums under the charge of one ministry like the ministry of culture could help if there was domain expertise and scope to standardise and streamline rules and procedures including safety protocols The concerned ministry could become an advisory and watchdog body for the adoption and upgrade of museum best practice across all public museums But the ministry would need first to develop competence in these areas where new developments are happening all the time But the deep malaise that afflicts our public museums has to be dealt with at the level of the museum itself The implementation of best practice in every sphere of the museum’s functioning requires a thorough overhaul of the fundamental structure of the public museum Autonomy is key A museum cannot be run efficiently as a subordinate office of a ministry Quite apart from the fact that the rules and procedures are totally inappropriate cumbersome and staggeringly slow there is no possibility to develop the institution according to museum norms and goals For a museum to achieve standards of excellence it has to be run with a vision a long-term plan and the freedom to hire the best professionals Audit and accountability are critical alongside a work ethic that valorises output and makes inaction culpable A public museum should be government-funded but not government-administered and must have a very carefully designed constitution that allows the selection of appropriate trustees and their independence Ours is an incredibly rich country We do not lack scholarship; we do not lack talent Indeed there are now many young people trained in disciplines such as art history museology conservation design looking for challenging work in the museum sector Our museums are repositories of invaluable wealth and beauty and there is unprecedented interest both nationally and internationally in them What we lack is the enabling facilitating environment — the alchemy that can bring these hidden riches to thriving throbbing life Government museums are able now to explore public-private partnerships which often work extremely well to raise the quality of output transparency and accountability and contribute significantly to the income that a museum is able to generate on its own A well-functioning museum also generates confidence and many opportunities for exciting collaborations with other institutions But for this virtuous cycle to take effect the existing mangled and stifling management architecture has to be dismantled This is long overdue The government must seize the moment and place trust and faith in museums by devolving power Only then can we reasonably hope our public museums become sites of interesting enriching pleasurable clean and safe experience The writer Tagore National Fellow at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is former chairperson of the Crafts Museum Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: AFP | Sydney | Published: August 31 2017 6:40 pm Australia are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh’s ninth in the ICC Test rankings (Source: AP) Related News Australia’s “overpaid prima donna” cricketers were shamed by their humbling first Test defeat to Bangladesh Australian media said on Thursday while saluting the historic achievement Lowly Bangladesh claimed their first-ever Test win over one-time power Australia and only their 10th in 101 Tests against all nations beating Steve Smith’s men by 20 runs on the fourth day in Dhaka on Wednesday Australia are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh’s ninth in the ICC Test rankings While applauding Bangladesh’s feat Australia’s media focused on the huge financial disparity between the two sides “What happened in Dhaka was on one hand wonderful for world cricket and on the other embarrassing for a pack of overpaid prima donnas” the Melbourne Herald-Sun thundered “Australia if you’re going to go strike over their pay packets you want to make sure you back it up in the field of play Losing to Bangladesh is hardly doing that” Australia left for the Bangladesh tour after resolving a long and acrimonious pay row in which the players walked away the winners with a five-year agreement worth an estimated Aus $500 million (US$396 million) The Australian newspaper said Smith’s men were “humiliated” in an “inglorious outing” by players earning far inferior salaries “The hapless 11 who became the first Australian team to lose a Test to Bangladesh will be paid an average of Aus$136 million from Cricket Australia this financial year or about Aus$26000 a week” it said “The team that humiliated them on a turning pitch are paid average salaries of just Aus$26136 or about Aus$500 a week” The Australian’s cricket writer Peter Lalor added: “Australia can’t win in Asia anymore We play suboptimal cricket on the subcontinent Our batsmen have developed an almost fatal dust allergy” Former Australia Test captain Ian Chappell said the defeat again confirmed how much the country’s batting was dependent on Smith or David Warner “As soon as they were out the usual collapse (happened) and it was a terrific win for Bangladesh” he said Another former captain Michael Clarke tweeted: “Congratulations Bangladesh didn’t think I would be writing this tweet but you need to give credit where credit is due” Looking ahead to the showpiece Ashes series with England at home later this year Fairfax Media’s Greg Baum said it was ironic that at the same time Australia were losing England fell to the West Indies in the 2nd Test at Headingley “The least consequence was that Australians forfeited the high moral ground before they even had fully staked it out” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: March 8 2014 2:10 am Related News Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s last visit abroad this week to attend a regional summit of the Bay of Bengal littoral in Myanmar was remarkable for the lack of any enthusiasm in the government or interest in the public After a decade in power the UPA government and its chief diplomat were clearly drained of all energy There was little of note in what the PM said or did at the summit Ten years ago in his first diplomatic assignment as India’s prime minister Singh went to Bangkok to attend the first summit of the Bay of Bengal leaders and outlined an ambitious agenda for connecting India with its eastern neighbours That vision remains largely on paper thanks to the inability of the UPA government to complete any major trans-border transport project in the region Singh’s failure is even more stunning when you consider the extraordinary external opportunities Delhi was presented with in 2004 To his credit Singh began with a big bang In the early years of his tenure the PM signed a historic nuclear deal with the US negotiated a framework for the comprehensive normalisation of relations with Pakistan and hammered out a bold agreement with China on the principles for settling the intractable boundary dispute For much of the remaining decade Singh struggled to contain the backlash within his own government the lack of support from a pusillanimous Congress party and the breathtaking opportunism of the main opposition party the BJP Singh’s reluctance to exercise the prime ministerial prerogative and responsibility to lead has meant the nuclear deal with the US is stuck in a limbo and relations with Pakistan and China remain uncertain as ever Worse the UPA government’s foreign policy will be remembered for diminishing the Central government’s primacy in the definition and execution of foreign policy goals Eager to please all political allies at home Singh limited or abandoned the pursuit of rare strategic opportunities that came his way The Congress party’s pandering to the Left saw the slowing down of relations with the US Its deference to the Trinamool Congress resulted in the squandering of the prospects for transforming ties with Bangladesh and the appeasement of the DMK in Tamil Nadu led to the undermining of relations with Sri Lanka Ironically despite these pathetic wobbles none of these parties are allied with the Congress today This would not be of concern to the nation but for the enduring costs it has extracted on the foreign policy front For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Gurvinder Singh | Updated: July 20 2015 12:41 am A sign outside the FTTI campus in Pune (Source: Express Network by Arul Horizon) Related News Just two months ago overlooking the French Riviera I was being congratulated by the minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for making the country proud — my film Chauthi Koot was screened at the official competition at Cannes The minister went on to ask me and my French co-producer for suggestions to improve the quality of films produced in India Like enthusiastic kids we started rattling off suggestions: more state funding for independent films and international co-productions with special emphasis on nurturing debut filmmakers; domestic distribution and exhibition support for independent films; improving the quality of a festival like the International Film Festival of India Goa; revitalising institutions like the FTII and the national film archives etc The minister asked us to put these down in writing Two months later with a veteran actor saying the FTII has gone to the dogs and a ruling party spokesperson questioning the achievements of the institute I would like to inform the minister that this filmmaker who made him proud standing on the French coastline is a graduate of the FTII As are the many technicians who worked on my film including the cinematographer and sound recordist whose work received critical acclaim at the festival The other Indian film in the official selection at Cannes Masaan also happens to have been shot by a highly talented recent graduate from the FTII Avinash Arun whose directorial debut Killa premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won an award The highly acclaimed film Court which won the top prize in the Orrizonti section at the Venice Film Festival last year and numerous other awards happens to have been shot by my classmate from the FTII If I were to start compiling a list of FTII graduates whose films fiction documentary and shorts have been showcased and appreciated at international film festivals in the recent past — or won national awards — it would be endless Even if one were to look at mainstream popular cinema the biggest blockbuster of the previous year was by an FTII graduate Rajkumar Hirani I am citing examples of contemporary films because those from the past are too well known to doubt the contribution of the FTII to Indian cinema If the New Wave of the 1970s was founded on state funding to recent graduates the current new wave is riding as strongly on young FTII-ians who bring a sensibility nurtured by exposure to world cinema both historical and contemporary and their search for new paradigms of expression This can only happen in an atmosphere where students are free to question “majoritarianism” It requires an acute awareness of the world and one’s surroundings and an insight into what’s right or wrong in its evolution to be able to make the kinds of films that get noticed on the world stage And along with this extreme sensitivity to sensory experiences and emotional maturity It’s no child’s play Neither is protesting to keep alive this kind of questioning and nurturing space It’s no surprise that students are aghast at the appointment of a cultural novice to head this premier institute They rightly see this as an assault on their artistic sensibilities and a degradation of the idea of arts education It’s akin to picking up a roadside medicine tout to head an institution like Aiims Is the government saying that the FTII is a worthless institution that only deserves the likes of Gajendra Chauhan to head it Or could it not find a person of higher intellectual calibre related to the world of arts and films Or in its eyes do Chauhan’s achievements constitute real art That the FTII has a multitude of problems is no secret Its biggest problem has been a lack of quality teachers who can mentor and inspire Institutes are not built on buildings and equipment but nurtured by minds who bring out individual creativity And when the government imposes on them a head who is not only symptomatic of this gap but actually aggravates it one can only sympathise with the students’ angst The writer a national award winner is director of ‘Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan’ and ‘Chauthi Koot’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News On the other hand, THE MYSTERY OF THE SECRET HAIR OIL FORMULA By Asha Nehemiah Published by Scholastic / Rs. 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Surat and Rajkot.Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sectors 11 and 42 and Government College of Commerce and Business Management (GCCBM), the high stakes game end is to create cheating programs that shift votes around and are taught not to cheat while they are being tested. accessed by The Indian Express,By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: July 30 Team SmackDown LIVE got the “Undertaker stare” from him especially Shane McMahon, Godse had left his career in 2013 to work in the field of honey bee conservation and has devised a method to relocated honey bees and collect honey from the hives without killing the bees. it seems, Sunil introduces the film’s lead stars Vishnu Manchu and Raj Tarun in the song. Manish Pandey bats during the first T20I between India and Zimbabwe at Harare.
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