Waman Kendre pays his tribute one of the biggest wars in history ‘World War – I in his latest production, ‘Ghazab Teri Ada’
- ‘Ghazab Teri Ada’ brings a socio political issue in a musical but humorous format on stage
17th November, 2014: A war of 65 million men from 30 countries, nearly 10 million deaths, 35 million civilian casualties and 20 million wounded. Spanish flu that caused 1/3rd of total military deaths and around 30 billion dollars spent on the mass massacre, World War – I complete 100 years.
Amidst this huge loss, the women turned stronger to being independent. She shifted from the periphery to being the center of attention and claimed her right in decision making. She demanded and further went to being independent.
Paying tribute to the war that is never to be forgotten, director Waman Kendre brings on stage ‘Ghazab Teri Ada’. To be staged on the 19th till the 23rd November, 2014 in Abhimanch at 6:30 PM. There will be two additional shows on the 22nd and the 23rdNovember at 3:00 PM also. This play is the NSD Director’s second production with the NSD Repertory Company after ‘Janeman’
The play opens with the king ordering his solders’ from his kingdom to go for a war with the motive of expanding his kingdom further. He calls for a war just to prove he is the mightiest emperor of the world. Amidst this, all the women of the kingdom looking at the after effects of the war take a stern decision to stop them. And this brings an interesting twist to the play and the plot…..
Director of the play says, “ ‘Ghazal Teri Ada’ is a farcical drama which deals with a very socio political content. With humor, music and drama the play highlights many issues that are the most discussed and talked about. Where war has always been a man’s responsibility, the play will highlight women can play an equally important role in bringing peace and serenity in a society.”
Wars which has changed millions of life, wars that has made children orphans and young women widow. ‘Ghazab Teri Ada’ is a tribute to the innumerable lives lost by the young, old and the innocent to fight these wars.
‘Ghazab Teri Ada’ has the expertise of playwright, music design and direction by Prof Waman Kendre. Prof. Suresh Bharadwaj is bringing the set to life with light design. The musical play has the music arrangement by Subhash M. Karote, Anil N Sutar at choreography, costume design by Sandhya Salve and set designed by Naved Inamdar.
Suresh Sharma is currently the chief of the NSD Repertory company.
About NSD Repertory
National School of Drama Repertory was formed in 1964 & 65 on an experimental basis by Sh. E. Alkazi. In the beginning, it consisted of only four actors, it later expanded into a larger group of actors, musicians and technicians, mainly drawan from graduates of the National School of Drama.
Over the years the Repertory has produced a variety of plays ranging from stylized musicals to realistic contemporary works of Indian drama to translations and adaptations of foreign language plays. Eminent directors of national and international repute from within the country and abroad have worked with the company.
Repertory has performed over 155 plays by 65 playwrights and has worked with 75 directors. Quite a few of the actors of the company have emerged over the years as celebrities in theatre, cinema and television in India. The Repertory tours extensively all over India and has made several successful trips of Germany, Poland, Britain, Nepal, Mauritius and Bangladesh.
The Repertory paid a homage too Mohan Rakesh, in 1992-93 on his twentieth death anniversary through a major festival of his plays.
Rang Yatra, an exhibition, consisting of photographs, set models, costumes, properties, posters etc. of Repertory productions was inaugurated in 1991 on the occasion of the Silver
Jubilee celebration of the Company. The company celebrates 50 years of its existence.
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Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting has said that the success of Indian democracy owed much to the independent and responsible press which had played a crucial role in educating and empowering the masses. Journalists have acted like soldiers utilizing the weapons of pen and newspaper columns. The Minister stated this while delivering his address at a function to commemorate National Press Day organized by Press Council of India here today.
During his address, Col. Rathore reiterated the Government’s commitment to protect, preserve and promote freedom of the press. The Minister called upon the journalists to maintain professional integrity and ethical standards in their pursuit of truth. In the function, the Minister also released a souvenir highlighting the role of Press Council of India in ensuring fair practices of journalism.
Also speaking on the occasion, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (IC) for Environment, Forests and Climate change said that freedom of the press was sacrosanct in a democracy and that this freedom came with responsibilities. Media has to facilitate active discussions and debates on various issues of national importance, the Minister added. Justice Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India, who was the chief guest of the function, said that Press in India had a larger role to preserve, restore and propagate democratic and humanitarian values balancing them with changes in technology and perceptions of freedom.
The function also witnessed the conferring of National Awards in different categories on print journalists for their outstanding contributions in various fields. The categories of awards included Rural Journalism, Developmental Reporting, Stree Shakti (Women Empowerment), Single News Picture, Photo Feature, and Urdu Journalism. Justice Markandey Katju, Chairman, Press Council of India and Smt. Vibha Bhargava, Secretary, Press Council of India were also present on the occasion.
National Press Day marked the day of establishment of Press Council of India, PCI, as a statutory agency to ensure free and responsible press. This was the day on which the PCI started functioning as a moral watchdog to safeguard the independence of press in India.
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today expressed India`s support for a new global standard on automatic exchange of information, which would be instrumental in getting information about unaccounted money hoarded abroad and enable it`s eventual repatriation. He was making an intervention during the G20 session on Delivering Global Economic Resilience. He said he supported all initiatives to facilitate exchange of information and mutual assistance in tax policy and administration.
Noting that increased mobility of capital and technology have created new opportunities for avoiding tax and profit shifting, the Prime Minister said he urged every jurisdiction, especially tax havens, to provide information for tax purposes in accordance with treaty obligations.
The Prime Minister reiterated his call for close policy coordination among major economies, saying this is important not just for also addressing the challenge of black money, but also for security issues like terrorism, drug trafficking, arms smuggling etc. He said although all countries have their domestic priorities, coordinated decisions would “help us all” in the long run. He said the resilience of the global financial system will also depend on cyber security.
• Increased access to affordable, assured and clean energy supply for all should be our primary goal. It is a major economic opportunity for all countries.
• Let us make an ambitious and innovative effort to make renewable, especially solar energy, competitive with conventional energy. In Gujarat, the canal-top project worked well and saved water, too.
• Pricing of carbon, especially in mature markets with universal availability of power, can stimulate shift to renewable energy.
• Let us increase our collective R&D efforts and collaboration; and, ensure dissemination to all countries. For this, I would propose that we set up a global virtual centre for clean energy research and development, with adequate public funding, which will fund collaborative projects in diverse sources of clean energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, etc. India and the United States have built an excellent virtual centre on a bilateral basis, with matching public and private funding. We can select a team of outstanding experts to evaluate and judge research projects. The results should be available to all countries.
• We should also discuss innovative funding models to ensure rapid expansion of renewable energy in decentralised manner in rural areas.
• In countries like India, there are vast opportunities for those wishing to invest in clean coal technology, since our dependence will not reduce very soon.
• Nuclear energy can still be a safe, reliable and clean source of energy. It will be an important part of our mix.
• Energy efficiency is the best source of clean energy. In India, for example, building energy efficiency and efficiency in areas such as buildings, household appliances and industrial goods is receiving strong attention. I invite you to come and invest in this sector in India.
• I also believe that change in lifestyle and economy in consumption will be the most enduring response to energy challenges.
• G20 can be effective in promoting an integrated the natural gas market, ensuring freer trade in gas and ensuring that the markets operate more efficiently.
Indian Railways and Republic of Korea Sign MoU on Technical Cooperation in the Rail Sector
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in Seoul today i.e. 17.11.2014 between the Ministry of Railways, Government of India and the Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Government of Republic of Korea (South Korea). The MoU on Technical Cooperation in the Rail sector was signed in Seoul by Shri Arunendra Kumar, Chairman, Railway Board from the Indian side and Mr. Yeo Hyung Koo, Vice Minister, MOLIT from the South Korean side.
The MoU would enable technical assistance and cooperation between the Railways of the two countries on areas such as High Speed Rail, Modernisation of Rolling Stock, Railway Operations, Modernisation of Signalling, Construction & Maintenance technologies and in development of Logistics Parks/Terminals.
Today at 5:20 AM
November17, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.orgEarlier people of India had no idea of Indian Leaders going on foreign
trips to G-20 and WTO Meets to negotiate Business, Trade, Development,
Corruption, Social Development Goals, Intellectual Property, Tax
Cooperation etc and India was going there without any agenda or trying
to create problems.
It was found out of 55 Official Photos just one Group Photo has PM in
it that too walking in a Corner. It was total whitewash. 35 Page
action report submitted India failed to mention under Competition,
Employment, Poverty, Malnutrition & Financial Inclusion –
1. India Re-Enforcing Patent Office,
2. FDI in Companies, Not in Lame Duck Infrastructure, Public Holding in SEBI Co.
3. Food Processing, Storage & Marketing By Farmers,
4. MSP linked to Global Market price of Foods, Smart Villages,
5. Elimination of Middlemen in All Business, & Trade.
6. Promoting R&D in Industries & 2% GDP Invest.
7. G-20 Recommended $2000b investment in MSMEs – 50% in India for Jobs.
8. Developing Products & Services for world market.
9. Developing WATER Resources – Multipurpose Dams,
10. Developing Low Cost Renewable Energy,
11. No FIRM COMMITMENT to reduce GHG emissions.
12. Wages at par with Middle Income Countries, etc
1. Macroeconomic Policy Response: Fiscal sustainability by ensuring
predictable and stable tax regime (with measures for reduced
litigation and dispute resolution) and expenditure reforms (updating
urea subsidy and setting expenditure management commission), and
financial stability by formulating appropriate monetary policy
2. Infrastructure Investment: Innovative financing and mainstreaming
PPP by setting up 3P institute
3. Employment: Reducing informality by increasing the share of
employment in manufacturing sector through promoting Industrial
Corridor (manufacturing) and taking MSME initiatives
4. Competition: Improving competition and integrating markets through
Agriculture market reforms, and encouraging FDI in selected sectors
(defense, insurance, housing including smart cities)
5. Trade: Trade facilitation measures including initiatives for faster
clearance of import and export cargo, implement an ‘Indian Customs
Single Window Project’ to facilitate trade, and export promotion
Mission. [Government is working on a new Trade Policy, accordingly
Trade portion will be revised.]
But in last six months Indian PM goes on Foreign Trips without any
Concrete Agenda and Goals and fail to capitalize on opportunities on
Ex. India signed agreement on Bullet Train but it is subject to
Techno-Commercial Feasibility. At latest G-20 India failed to get even
such a Lame Duck Memorandum.
Since India has no Techno-Economic Strategy and doesn’t want to Learn
from other’s experiences India had not benefitted from G-20 or WTO
It is like going to a Barat, have some party and forget everything next day.
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Technologies and Projects.
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Mumbai: Mumbai City FC will look to find their scoring touch and three full points when they take on FC Goa in the Hero Indian Super League encounter at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Monday evening.
The team, co-owned by Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and Chartered Accountant Bimal Parekh, have maintained a clean slate in their last four games though having also failed to score in their last two away encounters.
One of those encounters were against the visitors, where both teams fought for midfield superiority and failed to break the opposition defence.
However, the home support and conditions could play a big factor on Monday as the hosts aim to win all remaining hom points available with an eye on a semi-final berth.
Mumbai City FC have 11 points from eight outings so far and have three more home games, including the one on Monday, to play as the battle for the top four slots hots-up.
As things stand now, all the eight teams have a chance to reach the semi-finals and only two points separate Mumbai City FC from table toppers Atletico de Kolkata. A victory on Monday could see the host take pole position in the overall standings for the first time in the tournament.
But for that to happen, coach Peter Reid knows that the forward line has to fire again and it would be interesting to see if the Englishman makes any changes to his starting XI, after having tweaked his formation only due to injuries in the last few games.
At the Pre- Match press conference Mumbai City FC’s Assistant Coach Steve Darby commented “Players don’t like being beaten and it just doesn’t help morale, so it is important to stop getting beaten. We have done that and we have had four clean sheets in a row. I think there’s been a lot of nil-nil draws going on in the League, so it’s a sign of a mature League”
“I can categorically say that Freddie is not playing. The others are all in contention. Everyone else, 26 players are all fit but Freddie is not ready yet. We go for a win every game, honestly. Our view is we don’t give anything away. We have people like Anelka, possibly Moritz who can score. That’s the realistic… We are told there will be a good crowd, a lot of tickets sold. It does help, the crowd, honestly.
Tiago Ribeiro at the pre-match press conference commented “We have ensured that the gaps we have had earlier in the League, we have closed them. We are communicating better on the field and we started working as a unit. That’s changed over the last few matches”