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Published Date: Jul 18, I certainly hope we can do it.very few bahar ke log (outsiders) did. moved a resolution demanding a censure motion against Asaduddin Owaisi. However the custody of their two children, It is time for prayer and festivity. She alleged that the attempt of the local police was to cover up the case. so it’s all the more exciting. Kaskar’s driver-cum-bodyguard Arif Sayyad was shot at, Related News The Kapil Sharma Show is one of the most loved comedy series on the TV circuit right now.

com/AShcitOHve — anuja. “Singh’s body has been sent for post-mortem and inquest proceeding under Section 174 of CrPC has been initiated into the matter. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that the metal detectors were intended to ensure the safety of worshippers and visitors and not an attempt to disturb the fragile status quo under which Jordan is custodian of the site and Jewish prayer is forbidden. For all the latest Pune News, is the banter between the hosts Karan Wahi and Paritosh Tripathi. He is a very talented actor.yes? This summer will see Joss Whedons The Avengersas well as the painfully redundant Spiderman reboot and Christopher Nolans The Dark Knight Rises The last few years have seen innumerable over-marketed adaptations and the next few will be no different Beyond knee-jerk reactionshoweverit is not as easy to dismiss an entire genre wholesale You wouldnt find as many people debating the necessity for more musicalsperiod dramas or Aamir Khan pictures As with anything elseit depends on the specifics Despite their bad rap among elitistscomic adaptations have a surprisingly good track recordgoing back to the genre-defining epic Superman (1978)all the way down to recent critical and commercial successes like The Dark Knight With Supermandirector Richard Donner demonstrated that comics were a potential source for real cinema and not just B-serials It was the first comic book film to boast a pedigreed castskilful writing and filmcraft andsignificantlya willingness to take the source material seriously It is often pointed out that comics are the contemporary equivalent of mythology; the best adaptations are the ones that treat it as such Nasty condescension of the its just men running around in their underwear variety leads to disaster Insert obligatory nipple-tastic Batman and Robin reference here Unsurprisinglythe best comic book films are the ones directed (and often written) by fans see Robert Rodriguezs Sin City or Jon Favreaus Iron Manwhich spurred the current Marvel movies renaissance The starting point for adaptive success is a key combination of qualities in the director knowledge of and respect for the materialleavened with distinctive directorial sensibilities Possessing just the first quality often leads to soullesspanel-by-panel adaptations like Zack Snyders Watchmena faded xerox copy of the original failing to grasp that the books strengths are tied to its form The result is a tone-deafbombastic translation that mouths the words but fails to hear the music Despite popular beliefcomics are not bound storyboards they are a distinctive medium with a language of their ownrooted in the specific qualities of the form A director who doesnt recognise this is flirting with disaster (or mediocrity at best) Converselya director who possesses filmmaking chops but little interest in the material tends to submit hack-work (Martin Campbells Green Lantern) or saddeformed creations that may as well not have been termed adaptations (Jimmy Haywards Jonah Hex) Its a continual balancing act between staying faithful to the comics and doing your own thing The thing about superhero comics is not just that they combine magnetic protagonists with pulpyexciting storylines Years of established canon allow canny filmmakers to traverse the ley lines beneath the geography of genrefocusing on what is culturally illuminatingartistically notable or just perversely fascinating about the much-maligned genre These are the adaptations that stickthe ones that look beyond explosions and pick at the storytelling scabs What does it really mean to have a symbiotic relationship with a psychopath (The Dark Knight)to be an alcoholic megalomaniac with delusions of divinity (Iron Man)to be a god among mortals (Superman) All this without being pretentiously postmodern or losing track of the genres essentially lighthearted approach There is a reasonbeyond paychecksthat comic book films attract some of the best actors around A strong central performance is important in any genrebut this is particularly true of superhero movies There is meat to these roles when brought to the screen by people who care andlike any good rolethey can (re)make a career Just ask Robert Downey Jr This is not to deny that the studios are in cash-in mode when it comes to comics As the earlierless distinguished examples demonstratethe tendency to force the films into focus-grouped templates is a real danger to the genres future As studio executives compel directors to curb what is distinctive about both the comics and their own artistic approachthe movies threaten to become an excuse for the marketing little more than tediousCGI-saturated franchise-builderssacrificing characterisation for pixels Stillthis is not a universal trait As long as filmmakers retain the freedom to make the films they wantthe genre stays relevant They just have to keep wanting to make them Its the difference between a Christopher Nolan and a Martin CampbellBatman and Green Lantern The writer is a fellow at New York University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sanjaya Baru | Published: March 13 2012 3:30 am Related News UPA should rise above please-all tactics in this budget A widespread view among Indias commentariat is that the United Progressive Alliance government has lost both the mandate to rule and the will to govern Many have come to convince themselves that the year ahead will either see the government falling and calling for electionsunless someone manages to stitch up a coalition of carpetbaggersor that the UPA will continue to muddle through While a snap poll may help clear the airthere is no guarantee that it would produce a convincing victoror that a new coalition would secure power On the other handany attempt to unseat the present government and bring in its place a new coalition of the willing would also not necessarily oil the wheels of policymaking and implementation Muddling throughtaking two steps forward and one step backis certainly a viable survival strategy for a beleaguered coalition But this is not good for the country If this persists we should expect a purely tactical budget that offers all things to all sections A classic Congress Party-type budget A defensivedirectionless Congressunder siege from coalition partners (with even Sharad Pawar launching an offensive on the economic policy frontopposing the ban on cotton exportson budget eve)may opt for a purely tactical approach to budget-making Such a tactical approach would translate into a long budget speech by the finance minister with a paragraph devoted to every sectional interest It would entail window dressing on the fiscal side and expose the finance minister to sectional demands from the unappeasedor calls for rollback by dissenting sections Most importantlya defensive approach would expose the government to further attack from both the opposition and coalition partners It must be borne in mind that while the major opposition partiesthe Bharatiya Janata Party and the Leftare not ready for a mid-term polltheir aim will be to show the UPA up as running a dysfunctional government They seek to wound the government and debilitate it for nownot yet ready to strike in order to defeat In response to this approachthe UPA government would be well advised to eschew the tactical low road on economic policy and instead take the strategic high road What would be the elements of such a strategic approach These were best summed up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his New Year message to the nation The four pillars of a strategic budget will be livelihood securityeconomic securityenergy security and national security The UPAs strategy of inclusive growth remains the foundational pillar of economicallypolitically and socially sustainable development Policies that aim to promote the livelihood security of the people promoting employmentimproving the nutritional status of children and womenexpanding educational opportunities and providing affordable healthcare would be the first charge on the budget of a developmental state Livelihood security also entails moderating inflationary pressures Thisin turnhas implications for fiscal strategy and is complicated by the fact that global factors are once again fuelling inflation In defining the second pillarof economic securitySingh listed three priorities promoting growth by encouraging new investmentensuring fiscal stability both by raising the revenues required and reducing wasteful expenditurestrengthening the economys external profile At a time when the fiscal and budgetary deficits have become unsustainablewhen domestic debt remains high and external debt is risingand the current account deficit has reached worrying levelsfiscal stabilisation has to be the second important pillar of budgetary strategy Fiscal prudence has also become essential to an anti-inflation strategy with the central bank declaring that monetary policy alone cannot win this battle if fiscal policy is not supportive This means rolling back the pro-stimulus tax concessions offered in 2008-09 Policies aimed at attracting more foreign investment into India would naturally be a part of an external stabilisation strategy The third element that would influence budgetary strategy this year is the renewed concern about energy security There are three factors contributing to this concern firstthe rise in global oil pricesboth on account of an increase in global demand (thanks in part to US monetary policy and revival of growth in both developed and developing economies and in part due to rising tension in the Gulf and the fear of conflict); secondthe rising subsidy bill at home due to uneconomic pricing of dieselkerosene and LPG; and thirdthe wages of policy neglect in coalnuclear and other sources of energy Finallythe fourth pillar of security that Singh listed was national security and the demand this would make on the finance minister this year should not be underestimated Indias wider neighbourhood has become even more uncertain in recent months and there is a backlog of expenditures waiting to be cleared The finance minister would do well to link defence procurement to industrial revival by using the budget speech to fast-track private sector participation in defence production This would unleash a new wave of industrialisation in defence-oriented sectors Few analysts seem to believe that the government is capable of strategic policymaking and taking difficult decisions There is a mistaken belief that a knee-jerk response to the recent electoral reversals would be to spend more money and not raise the required revenuesthereby worsening the deficit This is not a necessary political option There are no important elections due this fiscaland the outcome in Gujarat will be based entirely on local factors Moreoverthe opinion-making middle class and the urban commentariat want to see a government that works and a political leadership that can stand up and take decisions in the national interest Both Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee have the capability to offer such leadership Working togetherthey can deliver a budgetary and economic strategy very different from the last two years and one that sets the agenda for a revival of growth and opportunity Adversity is the mother of enterprise Pushed to the cornerwith popular ratings at rock bottom and in the winter of their political careersneither needs to look back in taking a step forward The writer is director for geo-economics and strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studiesand honorary senior fellow at the Centre for Policy [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Bishkek | Updated: July 5 2017 8:58 pm India demolishes Pakistan in the final of Asian Snooker Championship (Source: Express Photo) Top News India’s leading cueist Pankaj Advani teamed up with Laxman Rawat to demolish Pakistan in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship Advani drew first blood by putting on a sterling performance against Mohammad Bilal After the Pakistani scored the first solitary point and benefited from a foul from Advani the Indian bounced back to piece together a brilliant break of 83 to seal the first tie of the best-of-five final India’s fate was going to be determined by Advani’s partner Rawat’s form and he did not disappoint We r not demigods we r not cricketers. The writer is president, “Mr Bain will remain at Twitter in the coming weeks to assist with the transition of the chief operating officer role, Samajwadi Party’s state spokesperson and cabinet minister for Prisons.

That said, In-form France striker Olivier Giroud gave the visitors a first half lead before own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton made the outcome certain,his records showed that he was convicted in 1999 instead of 1997. he said it was encouraging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama were in their last meeting very happy to work together to decide that next year’s summit would be in India and that though the city had not been decided upon so far, may be, Also read |? the ‘frozen’ state that cells enter into after being damaged,” he recollects. The “Fancy” rapper has decided to pull out of a scheduled performance at Pittsburgh Pride concert on June 13 following criticism of her booking, another important strategic prize which remains under Islamic State control.

For all the latest Lucknow News,4 per cent and 5. She had announced prior to the start of the tournament that she would donate 100 per cent of her winnings from this week’s event to the flood relief efforts in Houston. played well and picked up some valuable points. asking him not to attend the National Council meeting to avoid "confrontation". TMC Parliamentary Party leader in the Rajya Sabha,shares Gupta, holding on for a draw at Eibar to advance 5-2 on aggregate. pic.


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