Slavoj Zizek: The Need to Traverse the Fantasy. Cinema at Round Tana. Metro Plus Chennai Hyderabad Cinema at Round Tana I'LL GET to Round Tana, a near forgotten name, next week - and would welcome any recollections of that landmark site before then - but this week, though I'm a little ahead of my route, historically speaking, I take a look at Cinema which, starting from just a couple of buildings south of P.Orr's, kept Round Tana abuzz all afternoon and evening till the early 1960s.
That cinema house which has started me on this journey was my - and many others' - favourite, the New Elphinstone theatre, now a shopping mall of tiny shops and services. Sohrab Modi, the famed Bombay film-maker known as the `Cecil B. de Mille of Hindi Cinema' began his career in cinema by founding with his brothers `Western India Theatres', owners of a number of `tent' cinemas and permanent theatres. 100 years of Indian cinema: Tent cinema returns with Hunterwali, rare silent movies.
Tent cinema has returned to the Capital thanks to the ongoing Indian cinema centenary festival where the audience is enjoying the escapades of the legendary Hunterwali in a 1940s talkie and rare silent films like Diler Jiger or Gallant Hearts (1931).
Propped up with the old tent paraphernalia, the wooden benches and the floor mats, the audience aged from 5 to 75 are having a gala time 'living' the olden days of the beginning of cinema in India. Famous as Indian silver screen's first stunt queen, Fearless Nadia as Mary Evans became popularly known later, earned the nickname for her intrepid and swashbuckling tricks on the screen as iconised in classics like Hunterwali (1935), Miss Frontier Mail (1936), Hurrican Hansa (1937), Hunterwali Ki Beti (1943) among others. Hunterwali Ki Beti, screened at the tent facility erected here in a homage to the pioneering days of Indian cinema, was quite a hit with the audience. "I have seen Punjabi films in tent cinema and later in Ludhiana too. Men Explain Lolita to Me.
The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama. People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests.
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Reason in Revolt. Justice with Michael Sandel - Online Harvard Course Exploring Justice, Equality, Democracy, and Citizenship. Quite Interesting. The first 52 episodes have been taken down so that they can be scrubbed, remastered, packaged together and released as No Such Thing As A Fish - The Complete First Year of Facts.
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Why Isis fights. For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations.
A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of whom appeared to have left by 2013, driven out over time by a lack of work – and lately by insurrection. For the first three years of Syria’s civil war, the arrival of a strange car would lure bored children to the town’s otherwise empty streets, scattering cats and chickens as they scampered after it. Little else moved. Wealth ‘creators’ are robbing our most productive people. There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward.
The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst. I was reminded of this while listening last week to a care worker describing her job. Carole’s company gives her a rota of, er, three half-hour visits an hour. It takes no account of the time required to travel between jobs, and doesn’t pay her for it either, which means she makes less than the minimum wage.
Bemusement Park. Roughly 100 Fantastic Magazine Articles from 2014. Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week.
This is my annual attempt to bring some of those stories to a wider audience. I could not read or note every worthy article that was published last calendar year and I haven't included any paywalled articles or anything published at The Atlantic. But everything that follows is worthy of wider attention and engagement. Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table. I LOOK forward eagerly, almost greedily, to the weekly arrival of journals like Nature and Science, and turn at once to articles on the physical sciences — not, as perhaps I should, to articles on biology and medicine.
It was the physical sciences that provided my first enchantment as a boy. In a recent issue of Nature, there was a thrilling article by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on a new way of calculating the slightly different masses of neutrons and protons. A World Without Work. 1.
Happy Birthday, Aldous Huxley: A Rare, Prophetic 1958 Interview. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It. I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system.
Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Alternatives to Valium. Prospero. How a Clear, Worthless Stone With a Brilliant Marketing Campaign Conquered the World. Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Paris Review – Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists. Hubski. Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker. In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps—college students and new graduates—to do what little was left of the work of the employees they’d laid off. This was in Cambridge, near M.I.T.
I’d type users’ manuals, save them onto 5.25-inch floppy disks, and send them to a line printer that yammered like a set of prank-shop chatter teeth, but, by the time the last perforated page coiled out of it, the equipment whose functions those manuals explained had been discontinued. We’d work a month here, a week there. There wasn’t much to do. 20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are. We all feel like failures from time to time. While this is a normal feeling, you have to find a way to see yourself and your life from a different perspective.
Sometimes we ignore the “little things.” Just because you are not a millionaire, don’t live in a mansion, and you don’t drive a fancy car, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. Here are 20 signs that you are succeeding in life: 1. Drama is not maturity. 2. Asking for help does not equal weakness. 3. Anarchy in the bus lane: how protesters quietly took over London’s streets.