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Despite intractable translation problemsa new awareness of Pushkins genius is surfacing in the West Alexandre Pouchkines International AS Pushkin Foundationfor exampleholds Pushkin events throughout Belgiumincluding a playA Night with Pushkin in St Petersburgthat has been performed 60 times Others are joining the pro-Pushkin drive in the US An American documentary makerMichael Beckelhimeris interviewing Pushkin lovers around Russia and finding willing performers everywhere New York lawyer Julian Lowenfeld recently published a 700-page tribute to Pushkins life and worksMy Talisman Wisconsins Bethea is determined to bridge this linguistic gapand to do it the hard way He is leading a Russian-language programme for Pushkin scholars beginning with high school freshmen and continuing through college years He hopes to expand the program nationwide Pushkin has had to struggle for recognition abroadand it may finally be on its way The writer spent four years in Moscow as a correspondent for the Associated Press For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 11 2016 9:01 am Tom Holland who is playing the lead in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming revealed that he attended a high school in New York City as part of the film and kept his identity secret Top News Actor Tom Holland who is playing the lead in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming revealed that he attended a high school in New York City as part of the film and kept his identity secret To play NYC high-schooler Peter Parker the 20-year-old actor had to go undercover and it was a strange experience for him as he had to adopt a fake accent reported Entertainment Weekly “No one knew who I was or what I was doing I had a fake name and fake accent I went to a school (in London) where you had to wear a suit and tie and it’s all boys For me it was the first time I was in a classroom with girls It was a really strange experience It was really fun” he said While Holland entered the school tight-lipped he told a few classmates he would be Spider-Man Holland said one girl in the class was incredibly sceptical of his sudden appearance “What’s your deal man Why do you go to our school This is a science school you can’t just enrol” Holland recalled her saying “I started doing an English accent and I was like ‘I have a secret I’m actually Spider-Man’ She was like ‘Dude you’re nuts You are literally the craziest guy I’ve ever met in my life” Holland said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sarah Hafeez | New Delhi | Updated: February 3 2017 6:01 am The collapsed section of a building in C-Block area of Connaught Place in New Delhi on Thursday The incident took place on Wednesday night PTI Photo Top News A large portion of Connaught Place’s Block C caved in around 2 am on Thursday — the first time such an incident has taken place at the commercial centre in recent memory No casualty or injury was reported The ceiling and walls of a vacant first floor shop — above the renowned Jain Book Depot and some neighbouring stores — caved in when there were hardly any people around But the gaping red wound on the white facade led to shock and awe as people started trickling in later “Gir gaya (It has collapsed)” is what many shoppers and shopkeepers simply said as soon as they looked towards the sky standing near a chain of book stores some as old as 80 years The cavity in the facade revealed water tanks and generator sets resting on the ceiling while entire pillars lay on the road crumbled Many stopped to take photos as NDMC and police officers took stock NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar said “We called a team from IIT According to them the collapse happened due to two reasons — old building structure and excess load of the roof A five-member committee has been formed comprising NDMC officials an expert from the IIT Delhi department of civil engineering and a CPWD official We have asked building owners to provide a structural stability certificate” The incident many said should prompt some soul-searching on part of the authorities “Achcha hua Log jaane CP ke building ki halat kya hai (People should know the state of CP’s buildings)” said Raj Kumar a vendor who usually sets up a stall to sell mobile covers on the pavement there Nabhi Kumar Jain owner of Jain Book Depot said “This might be the first time an entire shop has caved in in CP The buildings built by the British in the last century can survive another 100 years And this was one of the earliest to be renovated during the Commonwealth Games Perhaps faulty maintenance and overloading the rooftop led to this” Fire tenders rushed to the spot after a call went out “By morning the NDMC’s fire department took over” Delhi fire chief G C Mishra said Two cranes to lift portions of collapsed walls trucks to transport debris an ambulance and police and NDMC vehicles hovered around Block C through the day DCP (New Delhi district) B K Singh said “We have registered an FIR under IPC Section 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house etc) We are trying to find the owner of the building” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: January 21 2015 11:40 pm We need best-practice certification to provide clarity on what to expect from the film we are about to watch Related News Actually I am a rebel with several causes But with one that is primary: Cinema Nifty phrases with an eye to catchy headlines and ear-shattering decibels of TV slanging in the past week have successfully and sadly deflected attention from the real issues — that of the state of Indian cinema today of the difference between certification and censorship and how the former is important while the latter is archaic outmoded and irrelevant Much noise has been generated in the past week about a film featuring a godman who is only an insaan Just before this a film about an alien who dissed godmen caused much agitation In the din questions about what gets “passed” by the “Censor Board” and what doesn’t were the loudest An ill-informed clamour has ensued about the timing of the resignation of the chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) and some of its members (which includes this writer) All of which has succeeded in flattening the serious issues of film policy and viewership practices turning them into reductive meaningless bytes: PK vs MSG UPA vs NDA What emerges from the relentless shrillness is that as a society we are the touchiest most thin-skinned defensive and therefore offensive when it comes to the “R” word Violence the most depraved kind is fine Sex Oh we’ve evolved Look ma here are hands and lips and mouth-to-mouth and the thrusting pelvis But religion Do not touch Do not question Don’t never ever laugh at it If you do you will be deemed a heretic You will be accused of hurting sentiments The other holy cow is politics You cannot name a party or a politician You can’t refer to a recent event And a biopic necessarily has to be toothless and bloodless or it runs the risk of being banned In my three-years-plus as a CBFC member I learned many things But the biggest lesson was that anything can cause offence and lead to things Being Shown In A Bad Light Unbelievable in this day and age but I kept hearing How Can We Allow This Taken together they make for a lethal combination The continued use of these phrases is an overhang from British times when the natives would be prevented from viewing material considered too risible That this is the 21st century of free loaded-with-information global Indians seems to have bypassed most of those who are convinced that they have the right to “censor” films Our board tried to bring certification not censorship to the fore We tried to move away from creativity-killing conservatism to make the process more liberal inclusive and lateral All of it has ended sadly in a place of endless ignorant barbs and mudslinging Our board tried addressing several pernicious problems The most pressing was the near-intractable problem of getting the right people to certify films The panels that view films for certification are set up in the nine centres of the CBFC (mostly state capitals) They are drawn from a pool that is supposed to include people from “all walks of life” but are mostly people who have been handed these “memberships” as political largesse and are therefore both entitled and malleable This is the way government control has always been exerted at the first level From here it extends in all directions In an attempt to “reform” the panels we were asked to suggest names of people who would know their arts Those lists painstakingly complied were ignored We created training modules for existing panel members as well as material for workshops If the panels couldn’t be changed the members at least could be trained Nothing came of this exercise After initial enthusiasm there were no funds nor backing for the activity When I was invited to accept a position on the board I asked why they would want someone like me who had been a vociferous and long-time critic “Was the board sleeping” is a statement I’ve used so often that I’ve lost count I was assured that this was going to be a new-look board that the fresh inductees would be those with domain knowledge with an overriding interest in the betterment of cinema The job of the board I was told is to examine and debate and formulate overarching macro issues and to strengthen and sharpen certification procedures In an age of constant connectivity where everything is downloadable what else can it legitimately be We began with a great deal of optimism I kept my deeply cynical journalistic self at a distance because this was a great chance for someone like me who had been writing on cinema for years to see how it looked from the other side I was curious to see the kinds of filters other people used when looking at films And it has been a terrific learning experience I met filmmakers from all over the country and got a window into myriad filmmaking practices I wouldn’t want to have missed the experience for anything despite the fractious way things ended We attempted to get rid of the opacity surrounding the certification process by putting everything online as well as the ambiguity on how the U/A certificate came across to viewers Invariably each week parents would call me to ask if the film was “okay” to be shown to their children If we were able to provide some clarity on the certificate (suitable for 12 plus 15 plus “contains some violent scenes/ nudity/ offensive language” as in the US and some other countries) those questions would be answered right there Nothing came of that either This time it was the film industry that resisted Then there is the matter of re-certification for TV: no channel can show A-rated films so they need to reapply for a U or a U/A certificate for TV Even if you cut out all the salacious details of say a film like The Dirty Picture how can you turn a film that is adult in intent into one suitable for children In what could have been a landmark act we tried revving up the conversation around a “watershed hour” say maybe after 10pm or 11pm to show adult films No more infantilising the audience More choice for adult viewers Win-win right Wrong There was furore amongst stakeholders Neither filmmakers nor broadcasters were happy Who will give us ads at that time Children are up at 11pm Bad idea Forget it we were told In Censorium his 2014 book on Indian censorship practices William Mazzarella says that “censorship figures the present as an exceptional in-between time a time of disorder between defunct tradition and deferred development” That time is now past Censoring from a high moral ground what adults can and cannot watch is a slippery slope and there is no end to it We do need best-practice certification to provide clarity on what to expect from the film we are about to watch And yes we do need education for those who will certify as well as those who watch Picture ek nahin bahut saari baaki hain mere dost The writer is ‘The Indian Express’ film critic and a former member of the CBFC For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: February 11 2017 9:25 pm Raman stopped by Mani from meeting Pihu Top News Raman calls Pihu and hears her sneezing He gets worried for her and decides to check if she is eating ice-cream He goes to Mani’s house and finds that the house is locked He is so concerned for Pihu that he breaks the lock and goes inside He doesn’t find anyone there Raman finds Mani’s phone ringing he picks up the call and hears Nidhi’s voice on the other side Nidhi thinks its Mani so she says that you took a good decision to agree to all her conditions Raman feels it is Nidhi but just then Mani comes and snatches his phone Raman questions Mani Mani gets irritated and scolds Raman for breaking his door and picking up his phone without permission Raman still argues with Mani and asks about the phone call Mani tells Raman to leave and never come to his house again Ishita also takes Mani’s side and doesn’t let him meet Pihu and Ruhi Raman feels bad he is desperate to bring his daughters and wife back Romi comes to know that nobody in the market is giving loans to Mani He also comes to know that the company which was doing a partnership project with Mani has been declared bankrupt He tells everything to Raman Raman wonders why Mani has not shared anything with him He asks Romi to find out the details of the fake company in which Mani’s savings were invested More from the world of Entertainment: Gaurav asks his pandit to do something to convince Simmi The pandit tells Gaurav that if Gaurav will marry her it will be very beneficial for him and his business He gives a locket to Gaurav and asks him to give it to Simmi Mani agrees to do whatever Nidhi says he meets Nidhi in the jail He questions why she wants to harm Raman Nidhi instructs him not to ask questions just do the work Mani is helpless He agrees Gaurav brings gifts for Simmi and Ananya He tells Simmi that he will take care of Ananya in Simmi’s absence Raman goes to Pihu’s school to meet her he is being stopped at the gate The security guard doesn’t let him in He tells Raman that Pihu’s mother has requested the principal not to grant permission to Raman to meet Pihu Raman gets angry He directly goes to Mani’s house to meet Ishita but there also the guards stop him from entering the building Raman starts shouting and beating them Ishita hears the noise she comes out and asks the guards why they are stopping Raman Raman says that she has asked both the school and the society guards to restrict his entry Ishita says that she did not ask anyone Also read:Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 9 February 2017 full episode written update: Mani is blackmailed byNidhi Mani comes and says he has asked to do that as Raman keeps on troubling them Mani says that Shagun’s health is delicate and Raman’s behaviour can make her tense So he decided to restrict Raman from meeting any member of his house Raman gets offended he says that nobody can stop him to meet his daughters Ishita too opposes Mani’s decision but Mani doesn’t want to hear anything For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsEast Punjab?but simply Punjab. he should get the concept right. development fund etc,” the official said.

A small library,” “It’s a new age R&B song, Far from it. Gadkari? said in the statement.with one ball to spare.

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