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For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAntigua: Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane feels that the batsmen will have to show a lot of patience if they are to find success in the upcoming four-Test series against the West Indies The first Test begins in Antigua on July 21 "We have discussed about all these factors as a batting unit" said Rahane on Monday "We have talked about how to bat on the slower tracks File picture of Ajinkya Rahane BCCI Patience will be the key here and it is not going to be easy to score runs for the batsmen But if you focus and concentrate well once you get settled it will be very easy to bat on Even the bowlers have to bowl very disciplined line and lengths here and be patient here" In his pre-departure press conference skipper Virat Kohli had admitted the team needed to learn from the last Test series against South Africa And perhaps they have started in earnest with training underway three days before the first Test under the watchful eyes of Anil Kumble "I think as a batting unit we have been doing really well As much as we are learnt from the South Africa series it is all about focussing on this series now Patience will be the key as a batting unit "Once you get set it is important to make each and every session count because we will have to give time for our bowlers It is not easy to take 20 wickets on these slower tracks As a batting unit we will have to take responsibility and I think one or two batsmen will have to get set and score big here" said the middle-order batsman "You cut out certain shots because technically But I don’t think we will have to change anything really We will have to cut out some shots initially and after that when you get used to the conditions you will play your shots But initially it is important to give time" When he speaks about patience Rahane meant that instead of trying to get a century off 150 balls they might have to wait for 250 balls to score one "If you are used to getting 100 off 150 balls maybe here you will have to get 100 off 250 balls So as a batsman it is important to play atleast 200-plus balls here" he added By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: April 10 2016 11:47 am “I hope I am teaming up with Sonam again I think Sonam is a great person and I would like to work with her always But I can’t talk about that particular project as it is little early to comment” Swara told Related News Actress Swara Bhaskar says she hopes to get work with Sonam Kapoor again Post “Neerja” Sonam is set to star in a chick-flick film There have been rumours that Swara has been approached for the same film “I hope I am teaming up with Sonam again I think Sonam is a great person and I would like to work with her always But I can’t talk about that particular project as it is little early to comment” Swara told PTI Read More Swara and Sonam were earlier seen together in Anand L Rai’s hit “Raanjhanaa” “I am in the process of signing something big The announcement will come soon” the “Tanu Weds Manu” actress said Reportedly titled “Veerey Di Shaadi” the film is an official Indian adaptation of the Hollywood drama “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” The story revolves around four girls who go on a crazy trip to find true love The makers are reportedly in talks with actress Anushka Sharma for the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Deepa Bhasthi | Updated: March 13 2016 9:38 am It takes a village: (Top) HN Narahari Rao president Indian chapter of FIPRESCI with the late PK Nair; Ninasam (Courtesy: http://s.wwwninasamorg) Related News It must take a certain measure of maverick to be a pioneer to be one that marches to a different drumbeat to do something no one has ever done before This brings together the late KV Subbanna one of the founders of Ninasam and the late PK Nair the first film archivist of the country on the same bench even if they were mostly acquainted with each other’s work through their association with other people What however merits the stringing of their life’s work together is their contribution to creating pedagogical platforms for the development of film studies in the country The story of the Heggodu experiment is a much-thumbed narrative told and retold with an ounce of incredulousness and a yearning for its replication elsewhere KV Subbanna along with a motley set of mostly farmer friends set up the Neelakanteshwara Natya Seva Sangha in 1949 in a remote village called Heggodu — the verdant landscape studded with picturesque villages of mostly areca nut farmers and nearly 400 km from the state capital of Bengaluru It would be many years before it began to be called by the more fashionable Ninasam an acronym of its old name and decades before it became a cultural institution to reckon with From an empty ground where the local men gathered occasionally to rehearse and stage plays in it grew to contain a large auditorium and then to feed the spurt in projects and programmes a theatre school was set up To further engage with the students that passed out from here a repertoire of plays that began to be staged all over the state began to take shape The Thirugata troupe as they are named is today well-known in Karnataka regularly producing actors who have gone on to become famous names in television and cinema What perhaps catapulted Ninasam’s fame in the national culture scene was its film programme KV Akshara treasurer at Ninasam also a writer and a prominent personality in contemporary Kannada theatre writes of how his father Subbanna was a participant in the first film appreciation course that the Film Institute in Pune organised in 1967 Marie Seaton led the programme Inspired Subbanna started the Ninasam Chitra Samaja in 1973 and went on to organise amongst the first ever international film festivals in the country that too in a hitherto unheard off village in central Karnataka in 1977 Akshara writes of how the support of celluloid man Nair and his contemporary from the film institute Satish Bahadur proved invaluable in setting up a film culture in Heggodu The calling card for the idea of the Heggodu experiment has always been the story of how farmers local shopkeepers odd-jobs men could hold their own in a discussion on foreign cinema Kurosawa Fellini De Sica are names that trip off their tongue effortlessly as do thoughts on world cinema The fact that villagers were familiar with and interested in such films and in meeting hosting and socialising with intellectuals artists writers and the thinking men of the country was what first began to get Ninasam and Heggodu noticed This blip in the map did something monumental — Akshara writes in an essay on Satish Bahadur of how the 1977 film festival dispelled the myth that high culture highbrow cinema and quality contemporary theatre was not something people in villages would like or show any interest in For instance Prajnanand RS a cable operator in Heggodu talks about watching movies of Kurosawa and several short films from time to time For 10 years from 1979 onwards a 10-day long film appreciation course was organised at Ninasam Films invariably came from FTII and National Film Archive of India (NFAI) Pune Bahadur and Nair were regular fixtures at these courses Those years gave rise to Ninasam Film Society one of the first rural film societies in India Subbanna furthered the development of film studies by publishing books essays and critiques of films all in Kannada a move that made foreign language films all the more accessible to the local populace and the stream of visitors from other parts of the state KG Mahabaleshwar retired principal of Ninasam Theatre Institute and a long term associate of Ninasam says that after 10 years of successfully running the film appreciation course they all began to think of doing something different with those 10 days Thus in 1990 began the culture course a week-long meditation on films art literature theatre music facilitated by some of the foremost culture practitioners and thinkers of the country The course remains an essential event on the state’s culture calendar In an old interview with Samvartha ‘Sahil’ a freelance screen writer Nair spoke of how “In Heggodu we broke the language barrier… What was commendable about KV Subbanna was that he not just showed films and held film appreciation courses but also published booklets on and about cinema which is an important thing to do because they serve as knowledge material which go hand in hand with cinema in creation of a film culture He did it in local language which makes his work extraordinary” The film courses were expanded into larger culture courses something Nair lamented about but in Heggodu it gave rise to a film culture that remains an important case study in the development of film studies in the country HN Narahari Rao president of the Indian chapter of International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) throws light on the role Nair played in encouraging film connoisseurs in a country that to some extent hesitates to count cinema among fine arts and performing arts as high-culture Rao has several anecdotes to share about Nair He says there are some 200 film societies in India and there possibly couldn’t be a single one that Nair didn’t lend films to “Those days there were no DVDs The films were in 16 mm prints and he always sent a representative of his with the prints to look after them” he said speaking of the films that were shown in Bengaluru’s famous Suchitra Film Society that Rao co-founded The experiments of Subbanna and Nair inspired a legion of practitioners teachers and enthusiasts who have attempted replications of these models to various degrees of success For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Badminton ace Prakash Padukone expressed optimism today that India could double its 2012 medals tally of six at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games "I hope we double our London tally Last time we got six medals We can double that this time" said Prakash at the Star Sports media conference to announce the channel’s plans for covering the August 5-21 mega event for Indian viewers Prakash roped in as an expert commentator for the Games by the channel felt the country’s shuttlers could return with a better haul this time around File picture of Prakash Padukone AFP "Seven badminton players have qualified for the Games We have big hopes on Saina (Nehwal) who has recently won the Australian Open and (P V) Sindhu as well as the women’s doubles teams (Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa) K Srikanth is getting into form We can expect some good results" said the former All England singles champion Reiterating his oft-mentioned view Prakash who is co-founder of the not for profit Olympic Gold Quest said it was important for the players to be at their best during the event "It does not matter what you do the previous week or the week after That one week (period) you have to be at your peak" he added Badminton events at the Rio Olympics are scheduled from August 11-20 Antonio Conte insisted he will keep any problems in the Chelsea camp ‘in-house’ after dismissing claims of a row with star striker Diego Costa Conte saw his Premier League leaders triumph 3-0 at Leicester City without Costa who was omitted amid reports of an argument with fitness coach Julio Tous and interest from clubs in China But the Italian insisted an injury was behind Costa’s absence at the King Power Stadium and claimed any problems with his players will be dealt with within the dressing room File photo of Diego Costa and Antonio Conte Getty Images “I have read a lot of speculation about this topic” said Conte who said he will assess Costa’s fitness next week “I can tell you if there are problems – and I repeat ‘if’ – with players I am used to solving them in the changing rooms not outside not in press conferences" “Trust me what I told you is the truth If we start to think ‘if an offer arrives if if if …" “I don’t like to answer these types of questions If if We must enjoy this victory It wasn’t easy to win against Leicester" “It’s important to respect our victory and our players after a good performance" “If you want to know the truth I’m ready to tell the truth On Tuesday during the training session Diego stopped because he felt a pain in his back" “From that moment he didn’t train during the week For this season today he wasn’t available for the starting 11 or the bench This is the reason the truth" “I don’t know anything about this (offer from China) The club did not inform me about this That can be only speculation” Conte said And Conte claimed he will not concern himself with questions about Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge after seeing his side open up a seven-point advantage over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur “I can’t be concerned about this because today my players showed me a great performance and great spirit" “That’s very important When you are able to win this type of tough game – Leicester were champions last season and this season I think their team has improved – it means that I can’t be concerned about anything" “I must be pleased to work with these players For sure I want to continue to work with all my players” Conte said Conte coped with the loss of Costa by deploying attacking midfielders Willian Eden Hazard and Pedro as a front three without a recognised striker He said: “I think it’s important to have another way of playing playing without a No9 is another solution" “That’s important We played without a No9 and won 3-0 but I repeat it’s important always to play as a team" “Sometimes changing your playing style is important during a championship" Conte said Defending champions Leicester suffered a 10th defeat of their title defence but manager Claudio Ranieri praised his players’ effort despite his side flirting with relegation danger He said: “I said from the beginning we have to look over our shoulder" “We are in the battle for relegation I said that two or three months ago But we are in good condition and I’m sure now we can get some good points" “The mentality is right This team is used to fighting Three seasons ago they fought to win the Championship two season ago they survived a relegation battle and last season they won the title They are used to fighting" “I’m very happy with the performance We tried to do our best” Ranieri said Written by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: June 23 2016 1:54 am Top News WITH the state government’s transport authorities terming their services illegal the private bus operators — providing office-goers point-to-point connectivity — have claimed that despite having garnered a dedicated ridership in the few months that they have been operating continuing their services now appears difficult The transport commissioner’s office has stated that services offered by such operators as rBus Cityflo and others mostly start-ups flout several rules A senior RTO officer confirmed that while these companies claim that they do not offer stage-carriage services which refer to pick-up points along the route officials have received reports of commuters being picked up between the two points This is restricted according to the law following which an action was initiated against these operators Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Public transport undertakings such as BEST have a monopoly on stage-carriage services Actions against the private operators included frequent checking of their buses on the roads by Regional Transport Offices (RTO) representatives and also cancellation of permits to some buses The private operators have said this has seriously affected their ability to continue providing a seamless service “Our service includes pre-booking the destination pick-up and route of commuters on our mobile applications To make boarding of buses convenient to a commuter we allow the bus to stop at a preferred pick-up location for them The transport authorities have claimed this practice as classified under stage-carriage rules and they assume we are breaking the law” said Siddharth Sharma rBus owner While the government has initiated an action against the operators under the stage-carriage rules under the Motor Vehicles Act the operators said they should be seen under the contract-carriage rules and are pleading for a change in them “Unlike a Brihanmumbai Electric Supply Transport (BEST) service our buses do not pick up a person from the road and drop them elsewhere As everything is pre-decided on the app our way of providing services must be classified under contract-carriage rules and not otherwise We have been trying to make the transport authorities understand the same” said Jerin Venad founder of Cityflo services said The transport authorities have also been demanding to see proof of employment of every commuter on the bus “Before allowing a commuter to sit on our bus we have to take proofs of their employment Some companies have even refused to give us these due to which three of our bus services had to be cancelled This is a time-consuming procedure and most of our time and energy is wasted due to the same” Sharma added While the private bus operators cannot offer state carriage or pick-up services from various destinations they are permitted for Mumbai Darshan tours for ferrying groups of people to events etc These buses are also allowed to pick up commuters in between the end points if they have taken valid permissions for the same “For office-going commuters we need to be sure that these people are indeed using the service for a commute to work” a senior transport official said The private operators said they offer an important alternative to private vehicles and must therefore be seen as providing a key service Supporting their claim environmentalist and urban issues expert Rishi Agarwal said “These age-old rules should be open to changes There is enough room in the market for both private and public transport services to operate in the market The option of faster mobility needs to be addressed and if some people are doing so it must be welcomed Other than complaining against innovative measures introduced public transport services must look at being more responsive to commuter needs” Earlier similar action were taken against intercity buses to refrain them from practising stage carriage as opposed to state transport buses For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Updated: January 14 2016 10:32 pm Veteran British actor Alan Rickman who played the role of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films among many others has died aged 69 his agent said on Thursday (Source: Still) Related News British actor Alan Rickman whose career ranged from Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to the “Harry Potter” films has died He was 69 Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer Also read:‘Always’: The world mourns the death of Alan ‘Prof Snape’Rickman His breakout role was as the scheming Vicomte de Valmont in an acclaimed 1985 RSC production of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ Film roles included ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ ‘Love Actually’ and the Potter films in which he played the ambiguous Dark Arts teacher Severus Snape For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News After his exploits at the Nationals, We have faced a tough time in recent years as we failed to qualify for the last World Cup, The behavior of the MP will be evaluated by the parliamentary ethics committee. 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