This one could be a classic example of “how pictures lie”. We see the same cover photograph on Page 22, a gelatin silver print from Jawani ki Hawa, characters all set in deep pools of darkness, with light bouncing off their faces and clothes...
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Amrish Puri Birth Anniversary: On Amrish Puri`s 91st birth anniversary, we revisit the time iconic actor went bald for the first time for screen. It was for the 1984 Hollywood film `Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom` directed by Steven Spielberg that the actor debuted a bald look which he then went on to use in several films (All Photos/Mid-day Archives)...
Congress leaders paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 32nd death anniversary at Vir Bhumi in New Delhi. Born on August 20 in 1944, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991. see pics (Photo/PTI)...
India`s first feature film `Raja Harishchandra` was premiered on this day, back in 1913. The movie, made by the Father of Indian Cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, better known as Dadasaheb Phalke, was screened on May 3 at the Coronation Cinematograph and Variety Hall, Sandhurst Road, Girgaum, Bombay. As the film completes 110 years of release, here`s looking at some of the lesser-known facts associated with it....
Actor Paritosh Tripathi, who is famously known as ‘Mamaji’, got married today. For the unversed, he got termed ‘mamaji’ after his ‘mamaji’ act in the famous reality show ‘Super Dancer’ which had Geeta Kapoor, Anurag Basu and Shilpa Shetty as its judges. He got married to his longtime girlfriend Meenakshi Chand, who is a resident of Pithoragarh. The wedding took place Kimadi, Dehradun....
Shane Watson is an Australian former cricketer who is regarded as a legendary all-rounder. He made over 300 appearances for Australia in all three formates of the game, picking up 291 wickets and scoring 14 hundreds at the international level. He also was an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals IPL teams, winning the league twice. Watson retired from all forms of cricket in 2020. (Pictures courtesy/ Shane Watson`s official Instagram account)...
Raymond Charles Robinson, popularly known as Ray Charles, was an American musician remembered for hits like `Georgia On My Mind` and `Hit The Road Jack`. However, during his lifetime, the visually-impaired pianist was more than a musician, as he also loved chess and supported research of improving the lives of the hearing-impaired. Here are some interesting facts about the music legend on his 91st birth anniversary...
Indian architect and urban planner Charles Correa’s name has been synonymous with modern architecture not only in Mumbai and the country but also outside of it, from the 1960s. He built many iconic structures including the Kanchanjunga building on Pedder Road and was also the chief architect of Navi Mumbai, making his contribution to the city readily recognisable. On his 91st birth anniversary, here are some milestones from the master architect`s career...
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, or Dr APJ Kalam as he is more commonly known, was born on October 15, 1931. The aerospace scientist, who was responsible for India’s space programme and missile development efforts, served as the 11th President of India between 2002 to 2007 and was also considered as the ‘People’s President’. Here are some other interesting facts about the Indian genius on his 91st birth anniversary...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India after his five-day visit to America and Egypt. Prime Minister’s visit to both countries was historic in many ways as many agreements were signed on this visit. On landing at the Delhi airport, BJP national president JP Nadda, Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi and several other BJP leaders welcomed PM Modi. During this, PM Modi spoke to all the leaders and discussed the situation back home while he was representing the nation abroad. ...
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York in the UN Meeting. This was in response to India’s EAM S Jaishankar’s comments on state sponsorship of terrorism, targeting Pakistan. Bhutto called Prime Minister Modi, ‘butcher of Gujarat’. While condemning Bhutto’s remarks, India responded with a letter calling this comment a ‘new low even for Pakistan’.
"These comments are a new low, even for Pakistan. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan has obviously forgotten this day in 1971, which was a direct result of the genocide unleashed by Pakistani rulers against ethnic Bengalis and Hindus. Unfortunately, Pakistan does not seem to have changed much in the treatment of its minorities. It certainly lacks credentials to cast aspersions at India," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Pakistan Foreign Minister`s "uncivilised outburst" seemed to be a result of Pakistan`s "increasing inability to use terrorists and their proxies," said the ministry.
Union ministers also condemned the comments, calling Bhutto’s ancestors responsible for terrorism. Union Minister Anurag Thakur called this act shameful. Meanwhile, BJP supporters protested outside the Pakistan embassy condemning Bhutto’s remarks....
Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, and others arrived at Taj Hotel in Mumbai on October 18. The officials have gathered for the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, and others arrived at Taj Hotel in Mumbai on October 18. The officials have gathered for the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)....
The trailer of Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani-starrer Meenakshi Sundareshwar was released recently. Sanya and Abhimanyu play Meenakshi and Sundareshwar, a newlywed couple who struggle with a long-distance marriage in the movie. Recently, the cast of the film was spotted at the screening of the film...
It’s been an exceptional year for the dancer, who at 91 surmounted a dual challenge. She successfully beat the COVID infection, and learnt to adapt to virtual lessons. In a conversation with Mid-day, Lakhia traces a rich career marked by pioneering experiments in Kathak and running her academy Kadamb. Watch this #Shorts...
In the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, newly released audio tapes give a chilling, minute-by-minute account of the terror strike, starting with air traffic controllers
losing contact with the plane that would eventually hit the first World Trade Center Tower. The
tapes were part of all evidence the 9/11 commission looked at.
Video courtesy: NDTV...
09 September,2011 02:31 PM IST
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