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EL DISPENSADOR: 76 está directamente relacionado con la esencia del phi en el MUNDO DE LAS IDEAS de la cultura egipcia. Define el PERFIL de aquel que disemina los pensamientos necesarios para formar cultura, para crear, para imaginar, para desarrollar, para transformar y dar sentido a las FUENTES.

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    Художник Якуб Розальски (Jakub Rozalski) живет и творит в Гамбурге. Его картины — это настоящее путешествие в мир, где переплетаются прошлое, будущее и фантазия.
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    Художник Якуб Розальски (Jakub Rozalski) живет и творит в Гамбурге. Его картины — это настоящее путешествие в мир, где переплетаются прошлое, будущее и фантазия.

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    Художник Якуб Розальски (Jakub Rozalski) живет и творит в Гамбурге. Его картины — это настоящее путешествие в мир, где переплетаются прошлое, будущее и фантазия.

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    Художник Якуб Розальски (Jakub Rozalski) живет и творит в Гамбурге. Его картины — это настоящее путешествие в мир, где переплетаются прошлое, будущее и фантазия.

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    Художник Якуб Розальски (Jakub Rozalski) живет и творит в Гамбурге. Его картины — это настоящее путешествие в мир, где переплетаются прошлое, будущее и фантазия.

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    el dispensador de las energías cósmicas (cuerdas y huecos) - by Cerasale Morteo, Víctor Norberto | Salta | ARGENTINA -  03 de SEPTIEMBRE de 2018 [01] DIEZ AÑOS agregando valor al espíritu libre, a la consciencia "consciente", al alma cristalina...
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    el dispensador dice: sí, hubo un destello por nadie atendido... micro segundos, invisibles para los desprevenidos... fue un anticipo... tal vez se trató de un preanuncio... las gentes andan aturdidas entre corridas, cuentas pendientes, ruidos crueles, segundas intenciones de las corporaciones omnipresentes... pareció tratarse de una energía eléctrica desplegada de forma circular, jamás se había visto nada igual... en verdad había sido algo semejante a un estallido dimensional, una ventana donde la realidad se traga, y luego, nada vuelve a ser igual... te lo repito para que el concepto te aclare la lectura de relieve infernal...
    el destello tuvo lugar en dos ocasiones, en sucesión con un pequeño lapso interior...
    las gentes seguían en lo suyo... el ridículo en potencial evita que se atiendan las señales que descienden de algún más allá... 
    ¿inesperado?, tal vez sí, quizás no... siempre hay algo que alguno ve, y los demás no...
    siempre la oportunidad abre espacios para los elegidos, siempre atentos a los saltos pre-existentes entre polos invertidos... 
    ¿cómo vas a intentar explicar lo que nadie ha visto?...
    este mundo oscila entre la frustración, la omisión y el olvido...
    todo lo demás no es más que placeres fluyendo como si se tratase de un río... 
    agitaciones y gemidos... nadie escucha cuando el suelo se debate entre el empuje y la resistencia a la energía liberada por los infiltrados al abismo herido... 
    nadie atiende que el aire se ha espesado, advirtiendo que algo que está pasando proviene de otro algo que ya ha sucedido... 
    tan denso anda el humano que hasta el poder está ocupado en saquear el futuro de aquellos que todavía no han nacido...
    ¿que te has creído?... ¿que no me he dado cuenta que la historia no es más que una mentira de inescrupulosos dedicados a sus tejidos?...
    como sea que lo veas o lo entiendas, los paralelos simultáneos se han encendido... sería bueno que te ocupes en buscar las vías de escape, antes que el sueño te devore el destino que aún te tiene prendido...
    ¿sabes?, esto sucede de vez en cuando... mientras unos roban el esfuerzo de aquellos que de sus voluntades hacen un sembradío...
    durante mucho tiempo no ha ocurrido, entonces no hay memoria de lo borrado, de lo quemado, y de aquello otro, que el humano evita tener por comprendido...
    ahora ya no hay tiempo...
    despertarás y te verás rodeado... como circunscripto...
    verás que la Tierra es otra, y que lo conocido, se ha ido...
    hay invasores que atienden lo suyo... previendo las acciones del poder desenfrenado por los miedos y aquellos que ríen de los empobrecidos...
    ya te he dicho que es tarde... el paralelo es simultáneo y el humano desconoce por dónde huir hacia el sí mismo... el altar debe estar en el interior de cada espíritu... pero la mayoría anda perdido, mientras que los demás pecan por vacíos... saber de los huecos contribuye a anudar las geometrías donde los espacios se ven subvertidos...
    te sugiero que tomes esto por anticipo... sólo para que el sobresalto no te tome desprevenido... serán apropiadas las manos vacías... sólo lo puesto... y evitar hacer ruidos... 
    los visitantes son sigilosos y se encienden y se apagan, según la dimensión por la que se escurren, mientras estás despierto o mientras estás dormido...
    no portes mochila... 
    cuando des vuelta la página, de nada te servirá todo aquello que no hayas aprendido...
    SEPTIEMBRE 03, 2018.-
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    Teachers Day 2018: Famous Indian teachers who made their mark in history | The Indian Express



    Teachers Day 2018: Famous Indian teachers who made their mark in history

    India will celebrate Teachers Day tomorrow, September 5 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Know the teachers who for their contribution in education sector became famous

    By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 6:38:16 pm
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    Besides Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, there are many prominent teachers that have changed the destiny of their students

    India will tomorrow honour her teachers who played an important role in building the nation by instilling good values in students. September 5 marks the birth anniversary of the second president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who is a scientist and a philosopher also.
    Besides him, there are many prominent teachers that have changed the destiny of their students. Here are some of the teachers who for their contribution will be remembered:

    Here are some of the teachers who for their contribution in education sector became famous

    Born in Rameswaram on October 15, 1931, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the former president of India who is best known for development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. However, he always wanted to be known as a teacher. He once addressed students at IIM Shillong.
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    According to him, a student should focus on his skills more than holding a mere academic degree. He worked as a teacher at various universities in India, IIM Shillong, Ahmedabad, Banaras Hindu University and Anna University. “Your best teacher is your last mistake,” Kalam said.
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded with the highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1954. He was the second president of India and the country celebrates Teachers day on his birth anniversary on September 5.
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    He was a bright student and through scholarships completed his studies. So much so, it is said, when he was leaving to join as a professor in Calcutta, a flower-decked carriage was pulled by his students all the way from the Mysore University to the railway station.
    Vinoba Bhave
    Vinoba Bhave was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1983 for his contribution in the social sector. He was honoured with the title “Acharya’ (teacher) and was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in the year 1958 for his contribution in the humanitarian work.
    Rabindranath Tagore
    India’s first noble laureate and a great scholar never took a formal education. Tagore started with Pathabhaban School with the money he received with his Nobel Prize and gradually built it to an university. “The main objective of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind,” he once said.
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    The school started functioning formally from December 22, 1901 with no more than five students on the roll. The curriculum focussed on performative practices like music, painting and dramatic performances. Tagore was also the founder of Visva-Bharati University in
    Savitribai Phule
    Born in 1831, Savitribai Jyotirao Phule was considered as the first Indian female reformist. She started the first women’s school in the country in 1848 along with her husband in Pune, Maharashtra.
    Happy Teachers Day, Teachers Day, Teachers Day 2018, Happy Teachers Day 2018, APJ Abdul Kalam, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    With the first touch of success with her girls school, Savitribai and her husband subsequently built more schools in Maharashtra where she served as a teacher and principal in many. She also worked against caste and gender injustice and had raised her voice against the hen orthodox practices of the society. “Awake, arise and educate. Smash traditions- Liberate,” Phule said.
    Swami Vivekananda
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    Vivekananda is one of the most popular scholar of India who is best known for introducing Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. He propagated the Gurukula system and once said, “Education is the manifestation of perfection already in men.” His teachings were still followed in various aspects of education, faith, character building as well as social issues pertaining to India.
    Swamiji built Ramkrishna Mission where students took the lesson of Vedanta and offered their life for the social services.
    Chanakya
    Known as Kautilya, Chanakya is the first famous Indian scholar who authored Arthshastra and Neetishastra. He served as a teacher of Political Science and Economics at the Takshila University.
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    “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth,” Chanakya mentioned.


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    Teachers’ Day 2018: Speeches by famous personalities on Teachers’ Day | The Indian Express

    Teachers’ Day 2018: Speeches by famous personalities on Teachers’ Day

    Teachers' Day 2018 Speech: More often than not, a teacher alone can affect lives more significantly than many other people combined, and it is no different for celebrities. Some have always been very vocal about their teacher's contribution to their lives.

    By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 6:35:10 pm
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    The relationship of a teacher and student sometimes goes beyond the classroom. (Source: File Photo)

    Teachers’ Day Speech: The relationship between a teacher and a student cannot always be explained in words. Teachers nurture, guide, scold and also help you become the person you are. It might not be the most easy relationship to build, but once formed, it can sustain several hardships. More often than not, a teacher alone can affect lives than many other people combined, and it is no different for celebrities. Some have always been very vocal about their teacher’s contribution to their lives.
    On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, we bring you such instances.

    Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah WinfreyMary Duncan had quite an impact on Oprah’s life. (Source: Reuters)
    Oprah Winfrey considers a visit from her fourth-grade teacher Mrs Duncan on her show as one of the most “top moments” of her show. Oprah had mentioned that one of the “most defining moments” of her life was to attend her classes at Wharton Elementary School in Nashville. “For the first time, I wasn’t afraid to be smart, and she often stayed after school to work with me. I thought I would one day become a fourth-grade teacher,” she had written. “[M]y producers surprised me by bringing in Mrs Duncan as a guest on the show. I hadn’t seen her since grade school, and suddenly, I’m reading the teleprompter: “Welcome, Mary Duncan.” she said. “My eyes filled with tears, and I said, “Mrs Duncan had a name! Her name is Mary.” As a child, I hadn’t even considered that Mrs Duncan might have had a life beyond our class. It was in her class that I really came into myself. After all these years, I could say thank you to a woman who had a powerful impact on my early life.”

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, Happy Teachers' DayBlanche Caffiere was the guiding force in Bill Gates’ life. (Source: AP)
    Much like Oprah, American magnate and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates also is indebted to his teacher Blanche Caffiere, who he describes as a “very kindly librarian and teacher,” in his blog. Caffiere was a librarian at Seattle’s View Ridge Elementary when Gates first met her. He was in his fourth-grade then. “I was desperately trying to go unnoticed, because I had some big deficits, like atrocious handwriting (experts now call it dysgraphia) and a comically messy desk. And I was trying to hide the fact that I liked to read—something that was cool for girls but not for boys,” he wrote. It was then that Caffiere took notice of him and helped him in accepting himself. “She pulled me out of my shell by sharing her love of books,” he wrote.

    Bipasha Basu

    Actor Bipasha Basu too has acknowledged her gratitude for teachers. Last year the actor had put up a tweet and an Instagram post thanking her teachers. “Happy Teacher’s Day . Thank you to all the teachers who helped us become who we are today,” she had tweeted.

    Sachin Tendulkar

    Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has always been vocal about the impact his teacher and coach Ramakant Achrekar had on his life. Last year, he had shared a video where he spoke about their bond. “Back in my school days, I used to play only for the junior team and our senior team was playing the Harris Shield finals at the Wankhede Stadium,” said Tendulkar in a video posted on Twitter as a tribute to Achrekar on Teachers’ Day. “And our coach Ramakant Achrekar sir had organised a practice match for me. He had told me to go there after school and bat at number four. He said he had spoken to the captain and you would not need to field. That used to be my training. That was important because you needed to figure out your game there and figure out how to score runs in the middle,” he said.
    “But I left all of that and sat at the Wankhede watching the Harris Shield final, cheering the senior team, clapping. After the match, I saw Achrekar sir and I thought it would be good to wish him. He asked me how many runs I got in the match and I told him I never went to play it because I wanted to cheer the senior team and clap for them,” he recollected. “Then he scolded me a lot in front of everybody and said I did not need to clap for others. He said I should take care of my own game and do something so that one day, the world can clap for you. That was the biggest lesson of my life. After that day, I never missed another match,” he said.


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    Teachers Day 2018: President Ram Nath Kovind greets teachers | The Indian Express

    Teachers Day 2018: President Ram Nath Kovind greets teachers

    "Today, on Teachers’ Day, we remember the lasting contributions made by the former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an eminent scholar and educationist," said Ram Nath Kovind

    By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 4, 2018 7:29:14 pm
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    “Today, on Teachers’ Day, we remember the lasting contributions made by the former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an eminent scholar and educationist,” said Ram Nath Kovind



    On the eve of Teachers Day, President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted teachers across the country saying, “On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers.” “A characteristic feature of our culture and heritage has been the Guru-Shishya Parampara. We are very fortunate and blessed as a civilization to have always had, since time immemorial, great gurus who have led seekers of truth to their goal,” Kovind said.
    “Today, on Teachers’ Day, we remember the lasting contributions made by the former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an eminent scholar and educationist.” “Let us pray, on this auspicious day, that our Gurus continue to help and guide us, individually and collectively, in building a nation and world defined by wisdom, peace and harmony,” President said.
    India will celebrate the teachers day tomorrow, September 5 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. At his tenure during President of India (1962-67), his students and friends wanted to him to celebrate his birthday. Known for his humble nature, he requested, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.” Since then, his birthday has been observed as Teachers’ Day.

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    Teachers Day 2018: A teacher remains a teacher throughout life, says PM Modi | The Indian Express

    Teachers Day 2018: A teacher remains a teacher throughout life, says PM Modi

    Congratulating the awardees, PM Modi ommended their dedication towards education and for making it their life mantra. "A teacher remains a teacher throughout life," said Modi

    By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 7:06:11 pm
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    PM Narendra Modi interacts with awardees of National Teachers’ Awards on the eve of Teachers’ Day (Image source: twitter.com/PIB_India)


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with the awardees of National Teachers’ Awards, 2017 on the eve of Teachers’ Day. Congratulating the awardees, PM Modi commended their dedication towards education and for making it their life mantra. “A teacher remains a teacher throughout life,” said Modi. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was also present on the occasion.
    During the interaction, Prime Minister urged the awardees to mobilise the community and to make them an integral part of school development. He also exhorted the teachers to work towards bringing out the inherent strength of students, especially those from the poor and rural background. Prime Minister said that the educators should work towards removing the disconnect between the teachers and the students so that teachers are remembered by the students throughout their life. He also encouraged the teachers to digitally transform their schools and its neighbourhood.
    India will celebrate the teachers day tomorrow, September 5 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. At his tenure during President of India (1962-67), his students and friends wanted to him to celebrate his birthday. Known for his humble nature, he requested, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.” Since then, his birthday has been observed as Teachers’ Day.

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    Book excerpt: Sanam Maher’s The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch | The Indian Express

    Book excerpt: Sanam Maher’s The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch

    Qandeel Baloch meant different things to different people. Her comments infuriated some, but many identified her as a feminist much like Baloch saw herself. Karachi-based journalist Sanam Maher, in a book titled The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch has documented this.

    By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 2:54:56 pm
    Qandeel Baloch’s life was riddled with controversies. (Source: File photo)

    Qandeel Baloch’s life was riddled with controversies. She had (in)famously said she will strip for cricketer Shahid Afridi if he can win a match against India. Later, she had also proposed marriage to Imran Khan even while his divorce proceedings were on. Later in July 2016, she was allegedly murdered by her brother.
    Baloch meant different things to different people. Her comments infuriated some, but many identified her as a feminist much like Baloch saw herself.
    Karachi-based journalist Sanam Maher, in a book titled The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch has documented this. Her book has been shortlisted for Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2018.
    EXCERPT:
    On her visits home, she does no work. She sleeps for most of the day. A lady comes to the house to rub mustard oil in her hair and massage her body. Qandeel colours her hair on the trip, peering into a small mirror above the sink in the only bathroom in the house. She gets a call from Mansoor. He tells her some of his friends want to meet the Qandeel Baloch. They are planning to hold a party on a boat this week. Come with me, Mansoor says. She tells him she is in Multan. When I come back, she promises, we’ll go on a cruise together.
    She does an interview over the phone with a man who runs an online interview series. He takes a few calls from listeners. One man asks her why she does not use her fame and celebrity to do some good work so that the people who curse her and call her names can then have something to praise her for. ‘I definitely plan to do some positive work, but these days there are so many issues I am dealing with,’ she replies. ‘There are the court cases…the controversies that won’t leave me, and then on top of everything, my brothers want to kill me.’’
    The caller interrupts her. ‘But you are planning to do some work which will bring glory to Pakistan?’ The host does not ask her about her brothers, and she does not mention them again. She likes to sit with her mother and massage her feet. She feels happiest when she is doing this. Her father has come down with a cold. She plays Abida Parveen songs for him on her phone. Her younger brother is there as well. After they eat dinner together, he offers to go buy the milk that her mother gets every evening. He pours swirls of sweet, ruby red Rooh Afza in the chilled glasses of milk. Her phone’s battery dies while she is playing the songs. She goes to her room to charge it. She gets a phone call. At last! Some good news.
    She texts Mec, ‘I am very much happy.’ She is out of credit on her phone. Send me some balance, she tells him. I have something to tell you. She promptly calls him when the money comes through. Why didn’t you let me call you if you have no money on your phone? he chides. But she wants to be the one calling—in the future, years later, she wants to remember that she had called him and told him her life was going to change. He asks her if everything is all right, and if she is still having problems with that maulvi.
    She tells him that has been cleared up. Promise me something, she says. What promise? Promise me you’ll come to Karachi with me. Mec says he can’t travel at the moment. He has too many events lined up. Are they more important than me? she pretends to sulk. When she finally gets him to say what she wants to hear, she tells him she has received a phone call from the woman who organizes the entertainment and fashion industry’s biggest awards show every year. This year, they want Qandeel to open the show, she says to Mec with a squeal. With Ali Zafar! One of Pakistan’s best known singers! The organizer’s daughter had shown her Qandeel’s photographs and videos. The people—the women—in this industry have been talking about her
    Some are envious, some are in awe, and others are disgusted. But there is a great deal of respect after the incident with Mufti Qavi. For so many years, people in the industry have been judged by the religious conservatives and scolded on live TV shows or been subjected to fatwas about everything from how they dress to their personal lives and the films they star in. Now, finally, one of their own—yes, they could accept her as one of them—has thumbed her nose at them all. She has guts, they grudgingly accept
    Mec has to come with her to Karachi. She won’t go without him. Forget everything else that has happened. Sab wash kar do. Now she will start over, and she will do things differently. There are no more secrets—all that she has hidden for years, the life she has pretended to live, all of that is finished. She has known it all along: if you have strong will power, definitely nothing can let you go down. Life has taught her lessons at an early age. It has not been easy to become a woman who supported herself and her family. She will tell everyone exactly how she did it.
    Maybe she can even start something, some organization, some agency to help girls who have the same dreams as her. She will make sure that they do not have to go through what she did. Do you know what she is? What she is becoming? A girl power. A one-woman army. An inspiration to those ladies who are treated badly and dominated by society. Everything is going to change now. There will be new tricks, or perhaps none at all. After all, she is no longer just Qandeel Baloch. She is also Fouzia Azeem. Will Fouzia Azeem make videos and take selfies and tell Imran Khan she loves him? What will Fouzia Azeem, the woman who escaped an abusive marriage, the woman who supported her family, the woman who has a child, have to say? There will be more work, more countries to visit—but can she leave the country if there are two court cases pending against her? Perhaps she should ask Safdar Shah to look into that. Get a passport made for yourself, she instructs Mec. We’re going to have many travels together. She is going to make it as a singer. She will do concerts. Concerts in Dubai!
    She wants to be back in Karachi as soon as possible. She wants to book her flight first thing in the morning. Will Mec make sure she is up early tomorrow? She has been told to come back to Karachi quickly and choose her wardrobe for the awards ceremony. He promises to call her in the morning and wake her up. Promise me you’ll come with me, she insists. I’ll send you a ticket as soon as I’m back in Karachi. He promises.
    The next day, 16 July, a Saturday morning, Mec keeps his word and calls Qandeel. There is no answer. Silly girl. She must have stayed up late again, and will now sleep until the afternoon. He had sent her a message the night before. ‘I am so happy. May you remain happy. I’m always praying for you. My heart is so happy.’ I think I’m afraid to be happy, because whenever I do get too happy, something bad always happens… It is 10.30 a.m. She has not called him back and is not answering her phone. He messages her: ‘Good morning. Have a nice day.’


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    Chetan Bhagat launches ‘movie-style’ promo for his new book | The Indian Express

    Chetan Bhagat launches ‘movie-style’ promo for his new book

    The trailer, which features actor Vikrant Massey, is filmed by director Mohit Suri. Last year, Mohit Suri had directed the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel, "Half Girlfriend", with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in leads.

    By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: September 3, 2018 10:28:14 pm
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    Author Chetan Bhagat has described his new book as a ‘fun thriller’.

    Celebrated author Chetan Bhagat on Monday launched the trailer of his new upcoming book, titled “The Girl in Room 105: An Unlove story”. The trailer of Bhagat’s highly-anticipated novel was released along with its title and cover via Facebook Livestream here in Mumbai.
    “This time I have departed from the typical Chetan Bhagat love story. It is an unlove story. I think love is great — I may have pushed it too much — but sometimes in life you have to unlove… we all have (had) situation where we have to unlove someone.
    “It is a movie-style promo. Such promos for books does not exist, I have to again and again explain to people that you have to read the book to figure out what happened… because the joy of books is something else,” said the author during the launch.
    The trailer suggests a plot about a boy called Keshav Rajpurohit from a conservative family, who faces an unexpected turn of events when he goes to visit his ex-girlfriend Zara Lone, a Kashmiri Muslim, in her room.
    The plot also involves a thriller-like format – a first for the author. “This is story about a boy who tries to unlove his ex-girlfriend and ends up getting involved in something far bigger,” Bhagat added.
    The trailer, which features actor Vikrant Massey, is filmed by director Mohit Suri. Last year, Mohit Suri had directed the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel, “Half Girlfriend”, with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor as lead actors.
    Launched on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, the book’s protagonist ‘Keshav’ is named after Lord Krishna himself.
    However, to this the author clarified that it’s just not a “co-incidence” as all the leading men in his novel were named after Lord Krishna only. “It is intentional. It can’t be eight times co-incidence. I like Krishna. I am a devotee of Krishna,” he said.
    Bhagat has authored nine books, which includes seven novels and two non-fiction titles. The book, which Bhagat described as a “fun thriller”, is his first of the six-book global deal that Amazon Publishing announced with the author in April this year.
    “I am excited to explore the thriller genre for the first time and readers who have previewed the book have given a fantastic response to it,” said Bhagat.
    Published by Westland Books, “The Girl in Room 105: An Unlove story” will hit the stands on October 9 and is available for pre-order online.


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    Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum reduced to ashes | The Indian Express

    Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum reduced to ashes

    The fire at the National Museum started shortly after it closed to the public on Sunday. Even if there were no reports of injuries, the loss to Brazilian science, history, and culture was insurmountable.

    By: Lifestyle Desk | Published: September 4, 2018 8:05:39 pm
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    A fire at Brazil’s National Museum reduces its 200-year-old history to ashes. (Source: Reuters)

    The national museum in Rio De Janeiro, once home to Brazil’s royal family, was gutted by a catastrophic fire on September 2. Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum – much of its inventories – estimated at the volume of 20 million items, was believed to have been destroyed, including some of the region’s oldest human remains and Egyptian mummies.
    The fire at the National Museum started shortly after it closed to the public on Sunday. Even if there were no reports of injuries, the loss to Brazilian science, history, and culture was insurmountable.
    A skull named Luzia – one of the irreplaceable treasures housed in the Museum, and among the oldest fossils ever found in the Americas, was lost in the fire. The wing also held an Egyptian mummy and displayed the largest meteorite ever discovered in Brazil – one of the few artifacts that officials could confirm had survived.
    It has been estimated that as much as 90 percent of its inventories might have been destroyed.

    Why did this happen?

    The actual cause of the fire is still not known. However, some believe that it might have been ignited by a small paper hot air balloon landing on the roof.
    Then again, the timing of the fire couldn’t have been worse. As the fire hydrants failed, the firefighters had to use water from a nearby lake – the museum officials revealed that the institution was underfunded and had been slated for a $5 million upgrade, including its fire prevention system.
    Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte, the museum’s deputy director, criticised authorities for denying the museum of vital funding while spending lavishly on stadiums to host the World Cup in 2014.
    Roberto Leher, a rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, said it was well-known that the building was vulnerable to fire and in need of extensive repairs. People were protesting for the same.
    According to Marcio Martins, a spokesman for the museum, the museum’s budget had fallen from around $130,000 in 2013 to around $84,000 last year.
    The protesters gathered outside the museum gates and demanded to see the damage while calling on the government to rebuild the museum and restore its glory. The police held the crowd back with pepper spray, tear gas and batons.


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    There are no places to train actors: Ratna Pathak Shah | The Indian Express

    There are no places to train actors: Ratna Pathak Shah

    "I don’t think the magic of theatre will ever be available on the mobile phone. The act of theatre is that you’re there in a space with performers. It is this communal engagement that is magical and that is the power of being together," said Sanjna Kapoor.

    Written by Surbhi Gupta | Updated: September 4, 2018 12:20:06 am
    Ratna Pathak Shah (left) and Sanjna Kapoor.

    With theatre as one of the key themes, the ninth edition of the Mountain Echoes literary festival in Bhutan’s Thimphu, had theatre persons Sanjna Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah converse in a session titled “All the World’s a Stage”. Excerpts from the session:
    Make Way for Words
    Ratna Pathak Shah: In theatre, speech is the crucial skill to acquire, at least the first skill to acquire. I don’t understand people who discard words in theatre. Words are what make theatre interesting. Theatre is about ideas, it’s not so much about emotions. Emotions are only the vehicle on which those ideas are carried. The communication of ideas is what makes the play come alive.
    Invasion of the Digital
    Sanjna Kapoor: I don’t think the magic of theatre will ever be available on the mobile phone. The act of theatre is that you’re there in a space with performers. It is this communal engagement that is magical and that is the power of being together. What is interesting in India is that the younger generation is coming back to theatre. It is in the urban centres that a greater number is seeking the communal engagement of theatre.
    Free to Play
    Pathak Shah: I went to a festival in Bikaner last year and was astounded by the number of small theatre groups across the country. That is what is special in India, so far at least. Elsewhere, you need permission to put up a play, book a theatre months in advance and be a part of a guild but in India, four friends get together and say, ‘Chal, let’s read a play and perform’. I don’t want that cottage industry feel of theatre to go away. We’re so keen to become Broadway. Why would you want to become Broadway? It is meant for tourists. I’m all for the excellence it puts across — beautiful productions and lights — but where is the meat? What am I hearing?
    No Places to Train?
    Pathak Shah: There are no places to train actors. There is traditional theatre, which has systems of training that have developed over centuries and there was commercial theatre, which was borrowing right, left and centre from Western plays and Marathi and Gujarati theatre. This mixed world of theatre made it difficult for anyone to decide how to train actors. So, there was all kinds of ad hoc little things tried at the National School of Drama in Delhi but there was nothing organised. It was tricks that you were learning along the way and I think that’s the worst kind of education for an actor. If one has to go beyond that as an actor, then what does one do?
    More than Awards
    Pathak Shah: Companies, as part of CSR, would set up award ceremonies for theatre. What is that award going to do? If you are so keen on putting your money, give us theatre and rehearsal spaces. You would do more for the business of theatre that way, than handing out silly awards or making these huge productions. I’m angry at those who put money in the wrong area.


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    Digging the Surface | The Indian Express

    Digging the Surface

    Artist Manish Pushkale’s latest exhibition is a reminder of the Bhopal gas tragedy and an ode to languages on the verge of extinction.

    Written by Pallavi Chattopadhyay | Published: September 4, 2018 12:11:21 am
    An untitled work recalls lives lost in the Bhopal gas tragedy

    The memories of the night between December 2 and 3, 1984, when one of the worst industrial disasters struck Bhopal are clearly etched in Delhi-based artist Manish Pushkale’s mind. Trying to make sense of the world around him as a 10-year-old, he couldn’t understand the reason behind his nausea and swollen eyes the next morning. Unaware of the harm the methyl isocyanate overflowing from the Union Carbide pesticide factory had caused in his hometown, he wondered why beggars and animals “were asleep” on the streets, on the route to his school. It was only when Pushkale visited an ailing relative later at JP Hospital that he saw a mountain of over 500 human bodies piled on one side and animals on the other, and realised the chilling aftermath of the incident. His latest show “Lamina” at Akar Prakar gallery in Delhi, is a grim reminder of the disaster.
    “The newspaper had no news the next morning since the incident occurred at midnight. Having a phone was a luxury and there was no social media back then to spread the information. All we relied was on word of mouth,” says Pushake, whose 20 canvases, an interplay of oils and bits of paper collages, draw upon that memory. A sea of emerald blue colour has three luminescent yellow pillars of light floating on its body in Lamina 10. “These are like the graves, a memory, a form of absence that says there was something in the past but now is gone. There is a void,” says 45-year-old Pushkale. He and his mother have been suffering from asthma since the incident.
    Manish Pushkale
    The trained geologist, with a postgraduate degree in geology from MVM College in Bhopal, recollects how photographer Raghu Rai’s image from the incident of a hand removing mud from the face of an open-eyed dead child during a burial has stayed with him. Pushkale prefers not to paint the incident in the conventional way but lets his canvases read like poems and metaphors. Lamina 7 has an abstract grey figure sandwiched between a muddy colour ruling half the frame, representing earth, and blue referencing the sky. Its roots can be traced to Pushkale’s interest in palaeontology — the science of fossils. “Somewhere in between is where we exist, with our constraints and our own genocides. Genocide is not a natural process. It is an artificial process made by man to kill man,” he says.
    This thought spills over to his other muse, the Indus Valley civilisation. Lamina 6 revolves around an excavated area that hides a utensil that stands out amid a bed of green plants. “The residue proves that there was a presence once upon a time that does not exist any more. All archaeological findings are representations of the past,” says the artist. Dark human figures in black, lying on the ground, with dismantled surroundings in a barren grey landscape around them constitutes Lamina 12.”Everything is there in the frame except life. The surrounding places are disintegrated and scattered. This is a satire on the whole notion of modernity in the absence of civilisation and the presence of violence,” says the artist.
    Many letters of the alphabets of different languages have been interspersed in several of the works. “The show is also an ode to the languages that are on the verge of extinction in India. The 1961 census in the country listed 1,652 languages being spoken. The numbers have alarmingly dwindled in the last 50 years and we don’t know the real ground data. We are slowly moving on the verge of one language for a nation as in the Western world. This is the unique quality of our nation. We are slowly losing our aesthetics, traditions, languages and sensibilities,” says Pushkale. The artist feels that it is his duty to underline these losses through his works and he seems to have succeeded in his endeavour.
    At D-43 Defence Colony, till September 1. 


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