Jadhav, the 49-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017. Weeks later, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence. … [Read more...] about Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file review plea: Pakistan
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Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger for Freeform in 2017. Not long afterward, she became attached to direct Marvel’s Silver & Black, a Spider-Man spin-off following the characters Silver Sable and Black Cat. She spent a year and a half working on that film, deeply immersed in the process of making action scenes come to life, but it never got out of the development stage. She walked away from the project, and almost immediately received the script for The Old Guard from her agent. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ is a superhero movie for super dark times
Aye mere watan ke logon: November 18, 1962. Rezang La (Ladakh).16,000 ft above sea level. In the haze of a frosty dawn, the battlefront thrummed with the roar of light machine guns, rifles, mortar, and grenades. At the dead centre of conflict stood a 38-year old Major commanding C Company of 13th Battalion of Kumaon Regiment. His name: Shaitan Singh. His service number: IC 6400. As the Chinese advanced, Singh scampered between platoon posts to re-organise the defences. While Indian soldiers inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, Death was stalking the gallant Major. Disabled by wounds in his arms and abdomen, Major Singh died by a boulder. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra and the official citation read: Major Shaitan Singh’s supreme courage, leadership and exemplary devotion to duty inspired his company to fight almost to the last man (Source: Gazette of India Notification No.68—Press/62). … [Read more...] about Lest we forget: Movies and music that keep the memories of 1962 India-China war heroes alive
For example, Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Contagion saw a massive resurgence in popularity when COVID-19 began to spread significantly in the U.S. in early March. But, as the study points out, cinematic simulations don’t have to be as realistic as Contagion. The wide breadth of “prepper” genres—alien invasions, apocalyptic scenarios, zombies, etc.—can be equally beneficial in mental preparedness during a pandemic. … [Read more...] about Study: Horror fans are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thirdly and most recently, an actor’s suicide brought up the much-needed debate on nepotism. Is acting hereditary? Is it in the genes or a God-given gift? Sushant Singh Rajput went away without saying pretty much anything, but left behind a cacophony on the why of his departure. It got us talking about talent, whether in star kids or just about anyone. … [Read more...] about Bollywood ready for retake?