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IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 12, In that order, To which she wrote,” Check out Shraddha Kapoor’s Twitter chat with her fans. 1 of the most inspiring fearless artistic socially responsible person #AskShraddha http://s.tco/XQQWvVTIW9 — Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 28 2017 KING #AskShraddha http://s.tco/4RFi9r8joV — Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 28 2017 He’s my batuk & before a coactor he is my childhood friend There’s a very special bond with him #AskShraddha http://s.tco/jsXFaA23Ut — Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 28 2017 Pataka #AskShraddha http://s.tco/gOteNX4a8L — Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 28 2017 The definition of a superstar #AskShraddha http://s.tco/necINFFqxa — Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 28 2017 Meanwhile Shraddha Kapoor will be next seen sharing the screen with Arjun Kapoor in Half Girlfriend which is slated to release on May 19 Shraddha is also working on her upcoming movie Haseena The film is based on Haseena Parkar the late sister of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and will portray Shraddha in a fearless and bold avatar This will be the first time when the audience will see in Shraddha Kapoor in such a character Her last film OK Jaanu co-starring Aditya Roy Kapur tanked at the box office For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Radhika Singh | Published: September 24 2016 12:00 am Scene from some of her productions Top News Anurupa Roy Delhi-based puppeteer and founder of Kankatha Puppet Arts Trust recalls what happened when the group decided to use trash to convey a story The 39-year-old says “For six months we just sat around and played with it Slowly the newspapers became organisms that started breathing Creatures were born Their legs would pop and they would start to crawl With no music or dialogue we told the story of evolution through trash in a performance that lasted for more than an hour We were terrified the audience would walk out but they were enthralled” She adds “Sometimes our audience doesn’t even know what they’re ready to watch That is why we are not only trying to push our own boundaries but also those of the audience” Roy wants to negate a myth about performing arts especially puppet theatre “People think art is only instinct but that’s not true” she says adding “It’s a science” That’s especially true for Bunraku a centuries-old form of Japanese puppet theatre that Roy works extensively with “Bunraku requires skill rigour and complete immersion” she says It draws from a tradition where apprentices have to spend a decade learning how to manipulate the puppet’s legs then another decade working with the puppet’s left hand and so on until they are finally awarded the title of “head puppeteer” Roy is holding a workshop from October 3 to 8 on Bunraku techniques at the Future School for Performing Arts Mumbai where she will teach participants how to manipulate the puppets’ limbs to enact particular movements The point is not to speed-train participants to be puppeteers Instead it’s to help them become more aware of their own anatomy through working with the puppet “As a performer you have to understand exactly how your body moves to express your mind That’s why Bunraku is a good vocabulary word for any performer to have” Roy says The performances of Kankatha deliberately try to appeal to adult audiences rather than children “The psychological impact puppetry has on adults is very different than it has on children” says Roy “With a puppet a child is willing to believe it is alive But this becomes much harder for adults They really have to invest their imagination and project a heart soul and mind onto the puppet” she adds Bunraku has steadily grown in popularity since Europeans started using it on their own stages during the 1970s “The West had lost of a lot of its puppetry forms in the Dark Ages But artistes weren’t looking to regain them; rather they were searching for more modern means of expression” says Roy Bunraku was the answer Instead of hiding the puppeteer and making the puppet’s maneuvering look like magic Bunraku did not shy away from exposing the relationship between the puppet and his master “The freedom of expression Bunraku gives us is why we enjoy using it so much” says Roy adding “As many as 10 people can manipulate the puppet together” But this means that an extraordinary amount of effort must be concentrated on ensuring everyone is in sync “We even have to breath together We must be completely in tune” Roy says That’s another aspect of Bunraku that helps hone performers’ coordination skills “On stage your body is a space shared with other people and you have to be extremely cognizant of that” she says Roy was taught Bunraku while she was learning puppet theatre from the Dramatiska Institutet for Film TV Drama and Radio at The University of Stockholm in Sweden but she has now added her own techniques to the art Instead of the more elaborately dressed puppets used traditionally Roy’s puppets are just a mask and a piece of cloth In one show a sparsely dressed puppet has her one decoration — her hair — pulled out “You see this bald-headed look and from that arises a strong feeling of being left with nothing of being stripped of your dignity” she says Roy’s latest production The Mahabharata is an interpretation of the epic which they have been working on for 18 months It premiered last month in Bangalore The play uses Bunraku in conjunction with traditional leather shadow puppets from Karnataka and is supplemented with projected animations and an array of 16 different musical instruments including a didgeridoo Roy believes the epics will always be relevant because the questions of war and conflict remain extant “Seeing the epics just as religious texts is a very myopic viewpoint More than anything they taught me how individual choices can have enormous consequences” she says For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsJammu: A man has been arrested for allegedly using forged letters of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to get heli-tickets to the Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine police said in Jammu on Saturday The accused Sandeep sold these tickets in the black market in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir they said File image of Sushma Swaraj PTI "Police has solved the forgery case regarding selling of heli-tickets to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in black market The accused acquired these tickets through the quota based on forged letters of the office of Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs" a senior police officer said A case was registered against Sandeep at Katra police station SSP Reasi had constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by Sumir Kotwal Additional SP Katra to probe the matter although the celebrations at his home were low key due to a close relative’s demise.with the .which accounts for three quarters of all cases.

” SUCCESSFUL STINT Luis Enrique had been under pressure since the humiliating loss to PSG in the Champions League, Sector 36 won the title with an emphatic 41-14 win over Carmel Convent School, Guru Nanak Public School, 29, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany may need to change its constitution to allow it to strike back at hackers who target private computer networks and it hopes to complete any legal reforms next year,lead the party to success."Instead of learning lessons from the 2014 assembly defeat congress entrusted the task of running the party tothose who were responsible for the defeat and encouragingfactional feud" he added By: PTI | Aligarh | Published: May 9 2017 8:34 pm According to preliminary reports it seemed the girl was not the intended target but the bullet strayed and hit her Top News A 13-year-old girl student of AMU Girls’ School was hit by a bullet when an armed man fired at a car on a busy road in the civil lines area here The culprit escaped even before the scores of bystanders managed to react Anam Aslam (13) a class fifth student was returning home from her school on Monday when an armed person who was walking on the other side of the road fired at the car and the bullet hit her police said She was battling for life at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital where she was admitted As the news spread a large group of AMU students converged at hospital Senior police officials and AMU officials rushed to the hospital AMU Proctor Prof M Mohsin Khan told PTI that according to preliminary reports it seemed the girl was not the intended target but the bullet strayed and hit her According to eyewitness accounts within seconds of the shooting incident in the very busy main artery of the city the culprit managed to escape even before a large number of bystanders could realize what had happened Superintendent of Police Atul Srivastava said “We are working on important clues regarding the identity of the miscreants and we are hopeful that very shortly we will nab the culprits” For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: July 18 2015 3:01 am Unreleased SECC data headlines the crisis in cities with a starkness that poverty lines lack Related News Thirty-five per cent of urban Indian households qualify as poor according to a report in this newspaper quoting unreleased data from the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC) This is way above earlier estimates of the urban below poverty line (BPL) population for 2011-12 which ranged from 137 per cent as per the Tendulkar Committee’s methodology to 264 per cent going by the Rangarajan expert panel’s formula It is also consistent with findings on rural India already released by the SECC showing roughly 60 per cent of households to be facing “deprivation” That again is much more than BPL estimates for rural India in 2011-12 at between 257 (Tendulkar) and 309 per cent The SECC numbers probably have greater credibility as they are based on actual door-to-door enumeration which identifies deprived or poor households by defined parameters of exclusion: government employment income tax status ownership of two-wheelers or refrigerators farming of at least five acres of irrigated land etc There may be a tendency for respondents to understate income and asset ownership or alternatively overstate deprivation Nevertheless the SECC data is likely to capture indigence or vulnerability much better than rigid poverty lines; to say that a monthly per capita consumption expenditure of Rs 972 in rural areas and Rs 1407 in urban areas (at 2011-12 prices) would suffice to secure the necessities of life isn’t elegant or convincing On the whole a more flexible approach that seeks to identify vulnerable households based on non-fulfilment of clear parameters of exclusion would be both fair and transparent That being the case the SECC estimates of urban and rural poverty or deprivation levels at 35 per cent and 60 per cent respectively may be more in line with reality But estimation of poverty is only part of the story Equally important is the means for addressing it The conventional route of supplying wheat and rice at Rs 2-3 per kg when it costs 10 times more to procure and stock these is inherently leaky apart from being costly and distorting markets The way ahead is direct cash transfers to the Aadhaar-seeded bank accounts of identified beneficiaries Such transfers have worked well in the case of LPG subsidy gradually weeding out those not deserving of the benefit — including through a concerted “GiveItUp” campaign They can be extended to food and fertiliser subsidies scholarships and a host of other welfare programmes India’s poor deserve a new deal in welfare delivery For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: December 28 2010 4:41 pm Related News Actress Natalie Portman and her choreographer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting thier first baby The 29-year-old starwho likes to keep a low profile when it comes to her private lifesaid she is “indescribably happy” with the new developments in her lifethe Entertainment Weekly reported “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience” Portman said Portman met Millepied during the shooting of psychological drama ‘Black Swan’ and love blossomed between them The actresswho has already won a Golden Globe nominationis also a fruntrunner for an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of a ballerina in the movie Portman will next be seen in the romantic comedy ‘No Strings Attached’costarring Ashton Kutcher This will be the first child for the actress who is due in 2011 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 17 2017 12:56 am A few media reports have claimed that Nidhhi Agerwal was asked to vacate her flat but her spokesperson has refuted the rumours Related News You are definitely God’s special child if you don’t have to struggle to find a place to live in Mumbai Otherwise the process can be harrowing more so of you are single and from the glamour industry as is the case of debutante Nidhhi Agerwal Nidhi who will soon be seen romancing Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael hasn’t been able to find her own place for the fact that she is single and an actress She is currently staying with her college friend and her family and has been searching for a separate house from quite some time now but in vain A few media reports have claimed that Nidhhi was asked to vacate her flat but her spokesperson has refuted the rumours Niddhi Agerwal and Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael “The story that she had to vacate her fault is false She was new in Mumbai and had just signed her first film So she decided to stay with her college friend and her family Now that the film’s shoot is over and promotions are starting she finally got time to look for a place for herself But because she is single and an actress she is finding it difficult to get a place” Nidhhi’s spokesperson told indianexpresscom Munna Michael is set to hit the theatres on July 21 this year Directed by Sabbir Khan it also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui Ronit Roy and Sana Saeed The dance film has been produced by Eros International and Next Gen Films It marks the third collaboration between Tiger and Sabbir after Heropanti and Baaghi For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 19 2017 2:38 am Top News Mumbai led the rest of the country in supply of retail space in the first half of 2017 says a study by CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd a real estate consulting firm The firm says the first half of 2017 saw an addition of about 15 million square feet of fresh supply across the seven key cities; of this 1 million square feet was from the launch of Seawoods Grand Central mall in Mumbai GT Mall (03 million sq ft) in Bengaluru and Baani City Center (02 million sq ft) in Delhi NCR made up the rest Overall there was a slight dip in the pan-India supply compared to the 19 million sq ft addition in the second half of 2016 the firm said According to the firm there were 70 new entries/expansions by global and domestic brands across the seven big cities “Seven new global brands entered the country and investments into the segment by PE Firms/Wealth Funds touched $200 million Several retail developments were completed across select cities resulting in approximately 15 million sq ft of fresh supply entering the market During the first half of the year demand for quality retail space remained robust” said the report In 2017 not only did a number of international brands expand their presence but hypermarkets such as Big Bazaar opened new stores in Mumbai Bengaluru and Chennai the report said Rental trends were mixed “While high streets such as Connaught Place Khan Market and South Extension in Delhi and Park Street and Elgin Road in Kolkata witnessed a rental appreciation rentals in other high streets remained stable Some high streets such as Linking Road in Mumbai and MG Road in Pune saw a marginal dip in rentals” In Mumbai leasing activity was driven by domestic F&B operators and foreign retailers from various segments the report said Have a comment or suggestion for City Biz Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: City Biz For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | Updated: July 14 2016 6:00 pm Unicode Consortium has rolled out 72 new emojis and characters under version 90 of the Unicode Standard (source: YouTube) Top News Unicode Consortium has rolled out 72 new emojis and characters under version 90 of the Unicode Standard The new emojis include selfie facepalm shrug and pregnant woman It has added a series of animals like Gorilla Deer Rhinoceros Bat; and birds like Eagle Duck and Eagle Other interesting emojis include ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing) drooling face clown face and lying face The lying faces have growing nose over them Nauseated face and sneezing face has also been launched by the Unicode There’s also a black heart fingers crossed clown face and face with cowboy hat emoji in the list Watch Video Unicode has also launched a bunch of sports emojis in the wake of Rio Olympics which is supposed to start in August These include boxing glove martial arts uniform handball fencer juggling wrestlers and more Users now get to select from a list of food emojis like Avocado Cucumber Paenuts Croissant Pancakes Bacon glass of milk and more Other emojis include drum with drumsticks shopping trolley motor scooter canoe butterfly squid shark lizard etc Get the full list here Unicode 9 now has a total of 128172 characters including recently released 7500 characters For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Bloomberg | Tokyo | Updated: April 7 2017 12:36 pm The strong performance has come despite criticism of the Switch’s small software lineup and reports of hardware issues (Source: Bloomberg) Related News Traders are sending signals that Nintendo Co’s newest console Switch may be on its way to becoming a bigger hit than the Wii the company’s best-selling home console of all-time Since the Switch went on sale on March 3 the Kyoto-based game maker outperformed the broader Japanese stock market by 20 percentage points through Thursday That’s more than double the 89 percentage point outperformance during an equal time period that followed the Wii launch in 2006 It’s also far ahead of the nearly 30 point lag shares suffered in 2012 after the disastrous launch of the Wii U which went on to become Nintendo’s s worst-selling home console in history The strong performance has come despite criticism of the Switch’s small software lineup and reports of hardware issues such as the console physically bending after continued use and poor reception with its controllers Others have bemoaned the difficulty in finding a unit even a month after launch Also Read:Nintendo Switch is a good console but it needs more games The company’s long-history of conservative production targets has some analysts worried Jefferies Group analyst Atul Goyal estimated that 25 to 3 million Switch units were sold in March ahead of Nintendo’s target of 2 million But he warned the company could disappoint on April 27 when it announces sales forecasts for the fiscal year through March 2018 “Nintendo’s guidance of Switch volumes and OP (operating profit) numbers could very well underwhelm the market” Goyal wrote in a report to clients this week Limited supply has driven up prices on some auction sites On eBay the Switch goes for an average price of $450 per unit a 50 percent markup to the retail price In Japan premiums range from from 15 to 40 percent on Yahoo Japan Corp, who constitute about 46 percent of the total electorate of the?want to be elected and are unconcerned about the economic logic. 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