When Rituraj Sinha joined Security and Intelligence Services (India) or SIS in 2002, the security solutions provider was one -twelfth the size of G4S, then the biggest player in the industry. Now, 16 years later, SIS is breathing down the neck of the market leader.In fact, if SIS continues to grow at the same pace for one more year – and if its acquisition plans materialise – the company will emerge as the new king of the Indian security space within a year.SIS had revenues of Rs 4,567 crore in FY17. About 35 percent of this – or Rs 1,587 crore came from the security business.Close “The rest of the revenue contribution was generated by the cash logistics and facilities management businesses,” Sinha, now the Group MD of SIS, told Moneycontrol. related news Bharti Airtel posts staggering Rs 23,045 cr net loss in Q2 after AGR provisioning Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Q2 net profit at Rs 255.54 cr Aurobindo Pharma gets 14 observations from … [Read more...] about SIS may topple multinational G4S to become India’s biggest security solutions provider by next fiscal
This week, 100 years after she died, America’s first female architect is getting a grave marker. Louise Bethune, the first woman to be recognized as a professional architect, was buried next to her husband in Buffalo, New York’s Forest Lawn cemetery following her death in 1913. For whatever reason, her family included only her husband’s name on the gravestone. In honor of her early contributions to the field of architecture, the Buffalo and New York State chapters of the American Institute of Architects, as well as the Buffalo Architecture Foundation, will place a memorial marker on her grave. advertisement advertisement Bethune was born in 1856 in Waterloo, New York, a stone’s throw away from Seneca Falls, where the women’s suffrage movement had kicked off only a few years before. As the story goes, a family friend sarcastically suggested to the young Bethune that she go into architecture. Contrary to his intentions, she took the advice. At age … [Read more...] about A Century After Her Death, America’s First Female Architect Gets Her Due
WHAT: Rats, a new documentary shines a light on the world’s most-hated rodents. WHO: Morgan Spurlock, who first made his name with Super Size Me, directed this film, taking inspiration from Robert Sullivan’s book Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants. WHY WE CARE: Rooting out rats from New York City to Mumbai, Spurlock says he wanted to make his latest documentary feel like a ‘modern-day horror film.’ Judging from the squirm-inducing trailer for Rats, which just had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, he has achieved this goal—there are some gross-out close-ups of nasty parasites freshly extracted from the bodies of dead rats by scientists studying the diseases they carry and scary footage of rats flowing from trash bags on the sidewalk into the sewers of New York City. It’s hard to watch even the little bits of the film we see via this trailer, but Spurlock clearly … [Read more...] about Do You Have The Stomach To Watch The Trailer For Morgan Spurlock’s “Rats” Doc?
“I’m a real believer in trying to shift and bend the genre,” director Morgan Spurlock says of documentary filmmaking, which is why his latest movie, Rats, isn’t a straight-up documentary—it’s a horror documentary designed to scare the bejesus out of us. advertisement advertisement Spurlock, who first made a name for himself by stuffing his face with meals from McDonald’s for a month to see how a diet of fast food would impact his health in the 2004 documentary Super Size Me, loves scary movies, by the way. “I’m a lifelong horror fan. I had terrible parents who took me to see movies that you should never take children to see like The Exorcist and The Omen and Jaws and Scanners,” the director says. So he had a lot of fun making Rats as terrifying as possible. While New York City’s own internet sensation Pizza Rat garnered some good press for the generally feared and disliked rodents last year, Spurlock’s … [Read more...] about Shock Doc: Yes, Morgan Spurlock’s “Rats” Will Give You Nightmares
The first reinvention of Ed Burns, the one that transformed an average Joe film student from Valley Stream, Long Island into the breakout success of the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, involved scraping together enough funds to pay for 16mm cameras, re-canned film stock and processing fees to make his debut movie, The Brothers McMullen, a talky drama about a blue collar Irish Catholic family much like his own. Toss in Burns’ hustle for putting a tape of McMullen into the hands of Sundance founder Robert Redford while a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight and it’s no wonder he became an indie role model. advertisement advertisement Burns’ second self-reinvention, steadily taking shape over the past five years, is more boldly transformative. Burns is currently releasing his 11th feature film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, about seven adult sibs (featuring Burns in front of the camera as the oldest) coping with their estranged father who wants to … [Read more...] about A Natural Born Story Teller Becomes A Distribution Innovator: Ed Burns’ Hybrid Film Career