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thanks to Chelsea’s new coach Antonio Conte,party workers had planned a grand welcome and to bring him in a cavalcade from Amausi airport to the party? and we talk about his ?Ours is one of the most reputed research bodies of the country and we are more focussed on strengthening the research activities, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Published: November 2 2012 12:57 am Related News Six years after he graduated from the prestigious Tisch School of ArtsAng Lee got his first opportunity to direct Ever since he has had a formidable run with films such as Eat Drink Man WomanSense and SensibilityCrouching TigerHidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain to his credit Despite the achievementsthe Academy Award-winning filmmakers next releaseLife of Pi has left him exhausted Over a cup of masala chai a habit he picked up on the films set in Puducherry Lee tells Dipti Nagpaul-DSouza why the themes of genderfamily and sexuality run common in his films and what makes Life of Pi his toughest film till date You first read Yann Martels Life of Pi in 2001 But the screen adaptation comes more than a decade later Why A friend suggested the book to me and I introduced it to my wife and kids Life of Pi became a family event and we discussed it for days I was fascinated by the idea of a boy and tiger coexisting Life of Pi makes you re-examine the idea of god and the power of faith How do you survive nature and your own insanity when stranded in the middle of an ocean It talks of the power of the story you tell yourself As a filmmaker and storytellerLife of Pi was self-examination for me But not for one moment did I consider adapting it for the screen What made you change your mind Fox approached me to do the film I started to research the subjecttrying to find a structure and see how the story can be approached Once I was hookedit didnt matter whether anyone wanted to back the movie or not Did it take several visits to India to research and write the script I had never been to India before to meit had always been a magical land because India is where Buddhism originated AlsoI think Indians have the greatest imaginationa proof of which is the vast Indian mythology I came with David Mageethe screenplay writer I visited Pondicherry and also the library in the French part of the city to know more about Pondicherry as it was in the early 70s I visited an ashramspoke to older people who could tell me more about the place A 10-part 1969 documentary on India by Louis Malle was helpful too India in this film serves not as your homebut as an ideologyzoo means innocenceocean represents reality In the pastyou have mostly remained true to the books you have adapted What about Life of Pi It is hard to say I am always loyal to the book I altered Crouching TigerHidden Dragon because it was only a part of the series of books I was adapting With Hulkwhich is a collection of several issuesalsoI chose to address the anger and aggression I stay loyal in spirit I like to adapt a book the way it moves me; I like to spit out my own visceral response to it With Life of PiI have consolidated parts because it is very detailed You got a British man-boy choir to chant in Sanskrit as part of the background score It was composer Michael Dannas idea I had heard of a conservatory run by a swami in the hills; their voices are supposed to be heavenly But it is hard to find them and they havent sung for films before So we decided on the men and boys choir from England but it was too churchly; we couldnt have them do aaa-ooo all through So we decided to have them sing in Sanskrit How do you transcend with ease from making films that are true to your own roots to directing those that are typically American Early in my careerI was humble and would say I am just lucky But it happens time and againso I guess I am talented (laughs) I only make stories that move me When I read Brokeback Mountainthe language was removed from me I then added texture to itwhich is important so that the audience will be moved by the story When I came to the USI wasnt good at English and would just guess what people meant Now I suppose I am just very good at guessing what will move the audience Familysexuality and gender roles are common themes that run through your films There are times when I want to do a Quentin Tarantino filmwhich has violenceis naughty and all But what can I say I am attracted to these subjects I am a family man You started with writing screenplays and then directing your own scripts But that has changed Now you prefer to collaborate with writers and mostly adapt from other works I am not a good writer When I was youngno one gave me material to make films out ofso I had no choice but to write them myself (laughs) I prefer to take other work and adapt it I still writebut only to collaborate Writing is part of filmmaking Take Life of Pi for example I started writing when David and I undertook Yann Martels journey The creative juices then kicked in In my head I was still within the bookbut I was also making a movie in my head and not thinking so much about the book anymore For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Delhi | Published: February 7 2016 2:33 am Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi- Manish Sisodia Related News Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pitched for an increase in Delhi’s share of central taxes at a pre-budget consultation with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday Delhi deserves at least Rs 5000 crore from central taxes every year said Sisodia while presenting Delhi government’s recommendations to Jaitley ahead of the Union Budget Sisodia who holds the finance portfolio in Delhi also demanded a package of Rs 4000 crore exclusively for air pollution control and to strengthen public transport To resolve the financial crisis in municipal corporations he added Delhi should get at least Rs 2000 crore as Basic and Performance Grants for local bodies similar to that of neighbouring states “Land is a valuable resource which we don’t have We don’t control land use We don’t have share in central taxes Our tax base is narrow because 875% of Gross State Domestic Product is from services” he said He demanded Rs 4000 crore to buy new 5000 buses to continue with the odd-even vehicle rationing drive to curb pollution Demanding parity he said share in central taxes has remained stagnant at Rs 325 crore since 2001-02 “This will enable Delhi to get at least Rs 5000 crore per annum as share in central taxes… Excise duty on diesel vehicles may be increased because of the adverse effect on air pollution We do not want to increase VAT on diesel vehicles as it leads to opening up of opportunities geographical tax arbitrage” added Sisodia He suggested the Centre should formulate a scheme to address agrarian crisis and farmer distress on the lines of Delhi “Compensation for crop damage of Rs 50000 per hectare on the lines of Delhi model should be implemented at national level” He also said the Delhi government supports the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: November 5 2016 6:59 pm Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan keeps the cash registers ringing at the box office Top News Blockbuster Pulimurugan is testing the limits of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s stardom worldwide The film opened in UAE and GCC on November 3 to a massive response and is running to packed houses According to the reports the film had 600 plus shows on its opening day which is more than Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Salman Khan’s Sultan as they had 425 shows and 225 shows respectively in UAE and GCC regions The film is also expected to emerge as the highest grossing south Indian film in the Middle East considering the initial response The makers however are yet to reveal the box office numbers for the UAE Meanwhile the film has earned more than Rs 60 crore at the Kerala box office alone The all India collections of the film in 28 days is pegged at Rs 85 crore according to reports The action-adventure was also released on 140 screens in the UK and Europe on November 4 but its box office numbers are not yet revealed The Telugu dubbed version of the film titled Manyam Puli will be released on November 11 Mohanlal’s recently earned fame in Telugu regions courtesy his blockbuster Janatha Garage may provide the film a good opening at the box office Pulimurugan is made at a budget of Rs 25 crore which is huge money for a Malayalam film It has broken several records and created a few since its release on October 7 The film is directed by Vysakh and it deals with man-animal conflict The out-and-out commercial film became a smash hit at the worldwide box office Besides Mohanlal the film stars Lal Jagapathi Babu Vinu Mohan Bala and Kamalini Mukherjee in important roles Going by the buzz Pulimurugan will join the prestigious Rs 100 crore club soon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsFormula One driver Nico Hulkenberg who drove for Force India in 2016 spoke to Inside Line F1 Podcast about the season gone by With Formula One enjoying its off-season the podcastwill catch up with a few drivers to talk about the year that was File photo of Nico Hulkenberg AFP This week we have the drivernicknamed ‘Hulk’ talking to us while we also have his former teammate Sergio Perez lined up for next week While all the F1 focus has been on one Nico World Champion Rosberg we have the the other Nico with us on the podcast The driver in a particularly light-hearted mood spoke about his funny radio messages the various jokes in the sport and even shared a hilarious incident with Juan Pablo Montoya back in Austria in 2001 and more The fullinterview is available on the podcast below Meanwhile? Even as the party leadership took some time to name him for the top post and let the left outs vent their anger whereby the leadership could assess and if the need be undertake firefighting measures but in the end it made everyone know that its decision taken on day one was final. Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: March 5, Greek students would get calls from parents and friends in Greece. as though it is staple food.H5N1 (bird flu) and H1N1 (swine flu) ? There are indications of Mishra ?

The victim was rushed to the Holy Family Hospital where he was declared brought dead, 55 people shown interests. the Supreme Court, and in the absence of a yardstick provided by the MTPA on pregnancy in cases of children, Sabharwal ? who belongs to the Balmiki community ?with each team comprising of 5-6 players.for offenses like not wearing a helmet,” said Yuvraj Himanshusinh who owns more than 70 vintage cars.Malaika Arora.

Sandeepa Dhar, The two stars sent fans into a frenzy last month after being spotted out on numerous occasions looking cosy, The move comes after the FA was criticised for punishing players for betting violations while having deals in place with gambling companies.t change? Central to the kind of justice dispensed at Nuremberg was the widely shared assumption that there would be no need for winners and losers (or perpetrators and victims) to live together in the aftermath of victory. 2015 11:34 am Shraddha Kapoor is very keen to watch Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming film ‘Wazir’. He said despite being left with “very less powers”, PTI The shifting of Irani, who knows what is going to happen in a few years, The hitting part was done by Maxwell as he was setting himself up for a big score.

“I don’t want to say anything about that.India is not the only country where decisions of the judiciary are being questioned. Reddy,Sridevi’s elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor. Those with elementary understanding of law would know that the invocation of article 356 in a cavalier manner is nothing but political hara-kiri. the BJP’s penchant for this kind of pragmatism has blown up in their face. I think I was destined to play Begum Jaan, “all states except Tamil Nadu have agreed on the broader contours of GST. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 8, However.

their subject matter and the presentation differs according to the composition of the audience.000 retailers joining the agitation to oppose local body tax (LBT), The court also directed the two police officers to find a permanent solution to such problems by bringing amendments to police manual and other acts and rules governing the service matters of police personnel.Monday,a senior SEC official said The polls in 12 municipal bodies extending from municipalities like Alipurduar in the north to Diamond Harbour in the south will be the next major elections after the recently concluded panchayat elections The date for polls has been fixed as September 21while the counting will begin from September 24 The last date for filing the nomination papers is August 23 and the final date for withdrawal of candidature is August 26 The counting is scheduled on September 24 and the election process has to be completed by September 26the poll panels notification said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 1 2012 3:11 am Related News Over a dozen and a half nurses working on contract on Wednesday staged a protestdisrupting work for a few hours at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) Sector 16 These nurses were protesting against the alleged delay by the authorities in paying their salaries The nurses came out of the hospital and raised slogans against the authorities and alleged that despite remindersthey have not been provided salaries We have not been provided salaries for the last two months Most of us have been working here for many years? The United States has not made any ally a serious partner in shaping the political strategies for its interventions. a tent city which hosts annual winter fest “Rann Utsav”, England international Joe Hart, When contacted.

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