of Sea creator|
|FAMOUS Italian director and choreographer
Gino Landi is impressed with the quality of audience in Qatar
and would love to present his works again and again, if possible
on the occasion of the World Cup 2022 as well. Talking to newsmen
on Saturday, Landi, who is in Doha to present his captivating
ballet titled ´Secrets of the Sea´ at the ongoing
Qatar Marine Festival 2011, said, "I have noticed that
the audience here sits through the entire show, which is something
that a director...
|Why Qadhafi Has Lost|
fight is not over. Whether or not Col Moamar Qadhafi defeats
the rebels in eastern Libya, any legitimacy he once had has
been extinguished. He has weapons, tanks and planes, but he
has lost the allegiance of even those elements of Libyan society
that had once been willing to wait and hope for political reform.
His base of support is now only diehard allies and foreign mercenaries.
They might win on the...
|MORE than three years after we entered
the worst economic slump since the 1930s, a strange and disturbing
thing has happened to our political discourse: Washington has
lost interest in the unemployed. Jobs do get mentioned now and
then - and a few political figures, notably Nancy Pelosi, the
Democratic leader in the House, are still trying to get some
kind of action. But no jobs bills have been introduced in Congress,
no jobcreation plans have been advanced...
Lakme Fashion Week
finale spells grandeur
CURTAINS were drawn on the five-day fashion extravaganza Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) in Mumbai in a grand way by Delhibased designers Gauri and Nainika Karan. The runway was transformed into the setting of a fairytale...
|With fun from the battle zone |
FUNNY book about Afghanistan and Pakistan?
It sounds like an oxymoron. Where is
the comedy in a terrible war that continues
to claim American and Afghan lives?
What is comic about suicide bombers
and IED´s, or a nuclear-armed Pakistan,
reeling from corruption, violence and
chronic dysfunction? What´s remarkable
about The Taliban Shuffle is that its
author, Kim Barker — a reporter at ProPublica
and the South Asia bureau chief for
The Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009
— has written an account of her experiences
covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that
manages to be hilarious and harrowing,
witty and illuminating, all at the same
time. It´s not just...
to Gibson for acting
in The Beaver |
Foster premiered the quirky but dark
movie The Beaver at the South by Southwest
Film Festival on Wednesday night, saying
she´s grateful for the performance by
troubled actor and friend Mel Gibson.
The film follows a depressed toy company
executive who picks up a hand puppet
beaver and uses it to separate himself
from the negative aspects of his personality
that are destroying his family and career.
Foster directed the movie and plays
Gibson´s wife. "I can´t imagine anybody
else doing it. He has such a deep, struggling
soul that really understood the part
of the movie that´s about a man in a
spiritual crisis," Foster said on the
|SRK mantra to
globalise Hindi films |
Rukh Khan believes that the Indian movie
industry is at its best times and says
people should focus on globalising it
instead of chasing crossover cinema.
"The world is looking at India... But
I have an aversion to one word - it
disturbs me that all Indian filmmakers
are chasing an elusive dream of crossover
cinema," Shah Rukh said on Friday at
the India Today Conclave. "It is nothing
at all - there is nothing known as crossover
film. If there would have been one,
our smarter cousins Hollywood would
have made crossover films in America
and taken over Indian film industry.
We should think of taking over, we should
be thinking of globalising Bollywood,"