Ali AhmedHow Pakistan reacts to the change wrought by the reduction of Jammu and Kashmir from its special status to a Union Territory is dependent on how India manages the storm after the ongoing lull in Kashmir.Pakistan has taken the diplomatic route to reaffirm the disputed status of Kashmir and has upped the rhetoric for domestic consumption purposes. The last corps commanders’ conference at Rawalpindi concluded that the constitutional re-engineering in India was of no significance as Article 370 was a ‘sham’ anyway.Close Pakistan cannot for now be accused of over-reaction. Indian army chief, General Bipin Rawat, confirms that the movement India’s sensors have picked up appeared to be precautionary in nature. related news Pak air traffic controller saves Jaipur-Muscat flight after pilot sounds alert US-China deal could be signed by ministers: White House Sukhbir Badal writes to PM Modi, says urge Pak to remove passport requirement for visiting … [Read more...] about Kashmir | India has prepared well, but Pakistan is unlikely to remain quiet
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American Hustle is likely the only major motion picture in history to open with a comb-over scene: Christian Bale’s vain con artist Irving Rosenfeld prepares for the biggest scam of his life by meticulously gluing a few strands of hair onto his nearly bald scalp. advertisement advertisement It’s the first of many funny/sad moments in which characters–including Irving’s glamorous partner in crime (Amy Adams), his tempestuous Long Island wife (Jennifer Lawrence), New Jersey politician (Jeremy Renner), and a hot-curling FBI agent (Bradley Cooper)–play with appearance to pump up a fake reality. David O. Russell’s disco-era movie, based on the real-life 1978 ABSCAM sting operation in the conviction of seven U.S. congressmen, required an over-the-top aesthetic, explains costume designer Michael Wilkinson. “These characters live large. They’re flawed but they burn bright.” Building on Wilkinson’s slick outfits, detailed in … [Read more...] about Collars, Curls, And Comb-Overs: Behind The Sensational ’70s Style Of “American Hustle”
Lima, Peru, totally has the year’s best Christmas display. Spread over a vast public square, DJ Light is a freshly built art installation that lets visitors conduct their own tripped-out, mind-screwy light and sound shows with nothing more than a wave of the hand. Candy ravers everywhere just swallowed their pacifiers. advertisement The installation was designed by UK techie gurus Cinimod Studio for the Christmas festivities of the energy company Endesa, and it’s made up of 85 giant inflatable light globes, each filled with LED lights capable of displaying millions of colors. To tweak the lights and music in real time, visitors mount a podium, then flap their arms like they’re doing Tai Chi. The key technology here is thermal detection. A heat-responsive camera over the podium tracks their movements, then dispatches those signals to custom-built audio and visual software. Look at this thing! It’s as if Fantasia-era Mickey Mouse got a gig at the Love … [Read more...] about In X-Mas Art Project, Your Gestures Control a Magical Light Show [Video]
Security arrangements in Ayodhya have been strengthened ahead of the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, a top official said today.Security around Ramjanmabhoomi, which falls in the 'red zone' high-security area, has been stepped up and other landmark religious sites around it are also under tight vigil, Ayodhya DM Anuj Jha told PTI."We had kept a hawk-eye vigil across the temple town and other parts of the district till the verdict, and security will remain intensified till the Babri (Masjid) demolition anniversary," he said.Close "Our next challenge would be to maintain calm, peace and harmony on December 6, though I am positive that people of Ayodhya will display utmost maturity as they are peace-loving," Jha said. related news BJP-Sena break-up could impact Mumbai mayor polls on November 22 Pak air traffic controller saves Jaipur-Muscat flight after pilot sounds alert The Ayodhya security cover has four zones -- red zone for the 2.77 acres disputed … [Read more...] about Ayodhya: Security stepped up ahead of Babri demolition anniversary
While Hollywood flicks like Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther are changing the game at the Indian box office, the industry expects this segment to receive a bigger share in the country’s theatrical box office collections in 2018.According to a report by EY, box office collections of Hollywood movies (inclusive of all the Indian language dubbed versions) in India remained stagnant in 2017. Out of the total revenue that films collected in the country last year which was recorded at Rs 9,630 crore, Hollywood movies clocked Rs 801 crore. This comprises around 13 percent of the total theatrical box office.However, after three consecutive years of healthy growth since 2013, Hollywood cinegoers remained stagnant at 75 million last year, marginally down from 78 million in 2016.Close But it looks like Hollywood has come back to the Indian market in 2018 with a bang and this time again it is banking on its hit formula of bringing stories about superheroes battling … [Read more...] about Is Hollywood on course to grow its earnings in India in 2018 or will it remain stagnant like 2017?