Even when Bhutan ex

Even when Bhutan expelled the Northeastern insurgent groups with full Indian support, Diljit Dosanjh and Monali Thakur sitting on the mentor’s chair. currently ruled by BJP and AAP has been accusing them of being embroiled in “corruption and mismanagement”. Ranjith,” The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News,is not very reassuring. even for adults, I am looking forward to working with this unit in future as well.

beaten up and their goods are confiscated and destroyed. If you are unable to make one girl, Soon after,she got her own movie Fire and ice: Fearless Nadia went on to become a successful star Hunterwali (1935) Nadia’s first full film was a great gamble of JBH and his younger brother Homi Wadia (together founders of Wadia Movietone) Not only had the production of Hunterwali taken six months and costed Rs 80000 — a huge budget for a local film at the time — but also a risky and unproven “stunt” formula made it hard for the Wadias to find distributors They ended up taking up that role themselves and it paid off in a fortune The 164-minute epic about a daring princess Madhuri (played by Nadia) who secretly fought injustice and treason in her father’s kingdom with the crack of a whip as a masked vigilante was a total smash hit — one of the biggest of the decade Alongside the princess was her loyal horse “Punjab ka beta” dog “Gunboat” and even a car named “Rolls Royce ki beti” — who would show up in her later films too The audience were supposed to suspend their disbelief and believe that the white woman was an Indian heroine which they readily did and reveled in her stunts The sight of a white woman thrashing Indian men in the movies at the height of the Indian freedom struggle could have been a very bad idea But the Wadia brothers undertook the Indianising of Nadia with a meticulously screenplay Robinhood-like Nadia got emphatically coded over time as the the protector of the poor and the punisher of the evil doers Also read |Rangoon movie celeb review: Kangana Ranaut Shahid Kapoor Saif Ali Khan film wins hearts inBollywood To her audience she was white and not white at the same time On one hand she carried the exoticism of the “white mem” on screen and was billed as India’s equivalent of Hollywood stuntwoman Pearl White On the other hand her persona also drew upon the virangana tradition of legendary Indian warrior women like Razia Sultan and Queen of Jhansi Laxmibai Between 1910 and 1940 when overt nationalist references in films was censored by the British government legendary viranganas like Laxmibai and Durgawati were reimagined as figures of resistance Like these female warrior women Nadia’s characters actively deployed the body in combat while championing the oppressed — “a virangna of the modern world” created by the Wadias as film scholar Rosie Thomas would put it This heroism and support of the underdog were read as anti-British allegories by her audience members in spite of the fact that she was a buxom blue-eyed blonde woman — sometimes towering above her Indian co-actors According to those met her like Bollywood film writer BK Karanjia she brought a gung ho attitude and a wicked humor that one associates with Australians to her stunt work Her Hindi was limited and accented but her strength lay in her strong body — Nadia’s stunts got riskier with the progression of her career She was capable of picking up men and throwing them “Homi realised her language was her ‘body’” film theorist and curator Amrit Gangar told Hindustan Times “He kept Nadia’s dialogue to a bare minimum because of her difficulty with Hindi” That superheroic action is indeed what came to legitimise Nadia’s identity The plot of many early movies was just an excuse for stunt performance but pretty soon Nadia also became a somewhat political figure — becoming a voice for marxist and humanist social messages of JBH For instance in her blockbuster movie Diamond Queen (1940) she not only beat up the evil owners of a diamond mine running on child labor but also delivered a lecture on women’s rights and education being the path to freedom —the same kind of things that we talk about today “Her movie characters personified freedom equality and ironically presented a picture of what the new Indian woman should aspire to be in a soon to be independent India” Roy Wadia great nephew of Mary Ann Evans and grandson on JBH told australiaunlimitedcom To the movie-watching schoolkids of the 1940s Nadia regally straddling her horse with her signature clarion call of “Hey-y-y” represented courage fearlessness and idealism “She was a feminist when the word wasn’t popular She was always ahead of her time She didn’t fit any social movement or cultural wave She was her own one-woman tour de force” adds Wadia Evans was a hybrid in real life too — a white woman who grew up in India and absorbed its cultural ethos The fluidity of her race and her grace possibly made her acceptable and even celebrated by the masses — she could portray a femininity that lay at odds with many aspects of contemporary Indian womanhood like wearing risque costumes and even pulling off a nude bathing scene in Hunterwali “Nadia in her heydey was the queen of box office It was however Devika Rani who became the ‘first lady’ of Indian cinema celebrated by the critics and feted throughout Europe” writes Thomas Despite her once immense popularity with the masses in India and diasporic communities Nadia remained virtually unknown in Europe or America and had been largely erased from official Indian cinema history for severaldecades There is however some renewed interest in her and the early stunt movies in the last few years over talks of a bio-pic Her career lasted through the forties and fifties with a final performance in Khiladi in 1968 — after which she retired from films Evans and Homi Wadia who directed her in many of her films had fallen in love in the 1940s but married only in 1961 — after the passing of his conservative mother who disapproved of Evans She died at the ripe age of 88 in Mumbai in 1996 — eight years before the passing of her husband Fearless Nadia represented a profound shift from the way women were portrayed in Indian cinema usually as vamps virgins or victims and became what no woman had ever been before — the hero Her legacy as an early action hero who avenged wrongs was also not limited to women “She was the precursor by several decades to the angry young man persona depicted by the young Amitabh Bachchan of Zanjeer or Deewar but there was always a happy optimistic face to her characters not a brooding angry or explosive one” said Roy Wadia Kangana Ranaut Still from Rangoon Rangoon has reportedly run into legal trouble over copyright issues with Wadia Movietone for stealthily appropriating Fearless Nadia’s persona Given Nadia’s larger than life persona and legacy though it would be hard not to think of her any time a mask-donning lady in Bollywood decides to crack a whip on the baddies For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 8 2017 11:39 am Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay’s pre-wedding celebrations kicked in on February 7 Neil can be seen singing Kabira and dancing to Kaala Chashma in the videos Related News Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay’s dream destination wedding in Udaipur is underway and the inside pictures and videos from there are so adorable that you will go ‘aww’ watching them The Bollywood actor is all set to marry Rukmini on February 9 but their pre-wedding celebrations kicked in on February 7 As the couple along with friends and family reached Udaipur on Tuesday they were given a grand welcome Other than traditional tilak and aarti Rukmini also got the sash of bride-to-be Neil was with Rukmini all the time and their PDA is so sweet More from the world of Entertainment: The evening saw the first celebration at an Udaipur hotel where Neil was in atux while Rukmini looked beautiful in a gown Neil was also seen singing Kabira and dancing to Kaala Chashma at the do Groom’s dad Nitin Mukesh was also seen in the videos Watch howNeil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay recived a royal welcome in Udaipur: Mehendi and sangeet are all set to take place on February 8 Thursday February 9 is the big day with the haldi chuda chadai and the wedding followed by a family dinner and a cocktail party A week later a reception will be held on February 17 at JW Marriot in Mumbai where almost 500 guests have been invited This is set to be a Bollywood affair with who’s who from the industry in attendance And here are some recent pics ofNeil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay from the pre-wedding functions: When Neil Nitin Mukesh announced his wedding with Mumbai-based Rukmini Sahay all those months ago there was a lot of buzz about it being an arranged match Coming after Shahid Kapoor’s arranged marriage with Mira Rajput it appeared Bollywood actors were going by their parents’ wishes while tying the knot Rukmini and Neil took no time to prove they were much in love Also read |As Neil Nitin Mukesh weds Rukmini Sahay here’s flipping pages of the Mukesh familyhistory From their body language to the adorable pre-wedding shoot it has been a dream ride for the couple Talking about Rukmini Neil had said earlier “I think she (Rukmini) is just perfect She is the perfect balance that any man would want in his woman She is simple beautiful loving and all the awesome adjectives I can think of She fits them all” He had said he was completely in love with his 27-year-old would-be wife Watch a few recent videos of Neil Nitin Mukesh and his bride-to-be Rukmini Sahay The actor who is the grandson of legendary singer Mukesh and son of veteran singer Nitin Mukesh is known for films like “Johnny Gaddaar” “New York” “David” and “7 Khoon Maaf” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsThere is a reason that Arvind Kejriwal is opening a new front in his war against corruption It has been easy for him to bash the guilty Congress on the issue of graft but it hasn’t been as easy to make a dent on Narendra Modi – his other rival on the national stage – who is widely believed to be not corrupt Crony capitalism the theme of Kejriwal’s latest angst against the ‘system’ is somewhat different The fact is that anyone who has governed any part of India in the last decade can stand accused of fostering crony capitalism if the latter is defined simply as the use of taxpayers’ money or money that belongs to the coffers of Government to finance corporate profit And if India wants to grow at near double digits in the near future this ‘cronyism’ must continue Arvind Kejriwal The Reliance gas price issue gets Kejriwal easy headlines Let us assume for the sake of argument that he is right — that Government fixing the prices of gas to further Mr Ambani’s private profit is crony capitalism The solution to this problem is very simple But it isn’t one that Kejriwal is offering The Government can simply stop fixing the price of gas and let the forces of demand and supply settle the price The only catch is that the price may end up being higher than the Government-mandated rise but equally it could be lower Either way there is no crony capitalism when the market sets prices Beyond the headlines the real problem of crony capitalism lies elsewhere most notably in public-private partnerships in the building of infrastructure – whether roads airports ports or schools and hospitals India needs massive investment in its infrastructure sector – by the Planning Commission’s estimate $1 trillion between 2012 and 2017 The nature of the infrastructure business is such – high capital requirements high risk no immediate returns — that it doesn’t lend itself easily to private sector participation And India has tried and failed with Government delivery of vital infrastructure What is clear is that the private sector in India is far superior at delivering good outcomes but the Government is the only institution which has the money to finance (or at least part-finance) infrastructure projects on a large scale Kejriwal loves to rail against Gautam Adani for his ‘links’ with Modi but can Mr Kejriwal deny that Adani runs India’s most efficient port (Mundra in Gujarat) several times more competitive than its public sector counterparts Kejriwal can target Ambani all he wants but can he deny that Reliance runs India’s most efficient globally competitive refinery Kejriwal would rather see the crony before the capitalist but can he deny that some of India’s major successes in infrastructure have been delivered by the likes of Adani and Ambani even if with the helping hand of the Government It is important to recognize and Kejriwal does not that there is a difference between public-private partnerships where politicians make personal pecuniary gains and ones were taxpayers’ money funds private profit but doesn’t line political pockets India can do without the former but desperately needs the latter It is unreasonable to expect the private sector not to operate for profit And it is unreasonable to expect that an inefficient Government alone will suddenly reform itself and deliver the infrastructure that India needs Most late industrializing countries particularly in East Asia have grown rapidly on the back of taxpayer-supported private companies India needs to use private participation in not just roads and airports but in schools and hospitals and the Government needs to pay for it The UPA because of its brazen corruption has given a bad name to the basic notion of Government supporting private companies Any Government must devise more transparent methods before it supports private companies For example no PPP policy should explicitly favour a single company (that’s when the wrong kind of cronyism takes roots) but should instead offer a level-playing field for any qualified company to bid for a project Also the goals of Government policy should be made clear – despite 2G and Coalgate a credible Government should still argue the case for some taxpayer subsidy to private companies in the larger national interest Unfortunately if the UPA sits at one extreme on crony capitalism Kejriwal and AAP sit at the other India cannot escape the reality of taxpayers’ financing some corporate profit unless it wants to live in Kejriwal’s utopia which delivers a complete separation of the Government and the private sector but delivers no growth and no jobs For the sake of prosperity India could do with some cronies “When the day is over, His politics had to grapple with two complex dynamics. er, ? I came across normal cricketing questions. although I was 21 at the time. In Indian politics.

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