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2009 10:50 pm Related News A few years ago, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Geety Sahgal | Published: August 12,s the best phase of my career, smiles Vivek Excerpts from the interview: What is the most challenging part of playing a character based on Satbir Gujjarthe dreaded gangster of UPin Zilla Ghaziabad When I was doing Shootout At Lokhandwalait was about getting the physicality rightand for a film like Princeit was getting the action sequences right But in Zilla.the major challenge is getting into the mindset of the character Though I did some research by speaking to Satbirs jail inmatesits more about understanding the mental space of a young guy who despite being educated didnt join the urban migration from Ghaziabad to Delhi or Punjab He was called Masterji and wanted to bring about a change in his town through education But then certain elements drove him to a point where he had to drop the pen and pick up the sword and turn gangster The filmhoweveris not a biopic though it is inspired from some real-life incidents Once again your role is that of a gangster a character that you have mastered Wellhere the challenge is more because he starts off as an innocentshy guy who is pushed to the brink because of the circumstancesand decides to clean up the mess Playing an intelligent guy who has chosen the path of violence is a heady mix and definitely more challenging than playing an out-and-out aggressive person Is that what attracted you to the film Thatand the fact that it was the first time that I would be working with so many established actors There are Sanjay DuttParesh RawalArshad WarsiAshutosh Rana and Zarina Wahab who plays my mother in the film Paresh gives a new dimension to everything that he does and Arshad is a real cool guy He plays my nemesis in the film but his one-liners have us all cracking up Director Anand Kumarwho is making his debutis very lucky as he gets a lot of support from all the actors What about Krrish 2 Is it true that your character is a little like Patrick Stewarts Professor Charlieand you are confined to a wheelchair for a major part of the film A lot of stories are floating in the media about my character and the filmbut I have been asked not to talk about it as that would dilute the curiosity Id rather let the audience go into the theatres and experience my look and characterisation What excites you the most about the film The fact is that Krrish is already an established characterwhereas my characterwho is Krrishs nemesisis the new addition Its a new challenge and I am really excited Also I had to learn to fly a plane for the part It was a fabulous experience as I have been interested in flying for a long time In fact when I get a breakI hope to put in more flying time and getting my pilots license You will also be working with Rakesh Roshan for the first time With all due respect to Hrithik as an actorI think Rakesh Roshan has the magic touch But what amazed me was that despite having a 100 per cent track record of giving hit films hes so humble When I was having a conversation with him he was keen to get my opinion on the characters in the filmwhich I found very touching This is how talent should bewithout ego Whats happening to your film Paki to be directed by Mani Ratnams assistant Shiva Pakis a seasonal film and has to be shot at the right timethats during the summer months of May and June in the UK So if it doesnt get made during this time it gets pushed to next year What are you playing in that Its a very contemporary film about a different kind of survivor He is a guy who lives in the UK and grows up on a diet of Hindi films of the 80s Which other films do you have I am a bit superstitious talking about my projects and prefer to leave it to the producers to make the announcements But I have signed two films (one is a love story)and another is being finalised Its a great time for me [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 7 2017 10:04 pm Ranveer Singh is known for his eclectic and quirky sense of style (Source: IANS) Top News Ranveer Singh is undoubtedly one of the wackiest actors in Bollywood – we are not just talking about his offscreen shenanigans but also his style Now even if we don’t always find his fashion experiments delightful we like seeing him around Trying out new things should be encouraged and Singh does it without fail Now we aren’t sure if all the quirky looks which he dons are the brainchild of his stylist Nitasha Gaurav alone or he has a say in it but they are commendable as you need a brave heart to try themout And most often than not he hits the bull’s-eye Recently the Padmavati actor impressed us all in an all-black look with a fitted T-shirt denims and a biker jacket customised to perfection by the label Asa Kazingmei an exclusive fashion designing label for celebrities The sturdy pair of black boots added some extra oomph to his look We think his styling was perfect with wavy locks gelled back perfectly and a well-trimmed beard and mustache in play Singh upped his fashion game with a snazzy pair of Carrera sunglasses Ranveer Singh wears the edgy biker look well (Source: APH Images) It won’t be surprising to see someone else copying his look after all it won’t be happening for the first time The actor in his own words once said to IANS “After ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ I saw people keeping handlebar moustaches beards and all… I never imagined my style will be so widely imitated but it’s a good place to be… I am very happy about it” he said What do you think about his fashion sense Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: October 20 2017 5:09 pm Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency (File Photo) Related News Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency according to documents seen by Reuters The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants often referred to as “Dreamers” to continue working in the United States the documents said Alphabet Inc’s Google Microsoft Corp Facebook Inc Intel Corp Uber Technologies Inc IBM Corp Marriott International Inc and other top US companies are listed as members one of the documents shows Intel Uber and Univision Communications Inc confirmed their membership but the other companies did not immediately comment It is possible that plans to launch the group could change “We’re pleased to join with other organizations in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers” Intel spokesman Will Moss said in a statement Matthew Wing a spokesman for Uber said “Uber joined the Coalition for the American Dream because we stand with the Dreamers We’ve also held town halls provided legal support and launched an online Dreamer Resource Center for any of our drivers” The push for this legislation comes after President Donald Trump’s September decision to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to expire in March That program established by former President Barack Obama in 2012 allows approximately 900000 illegal immigrants to obtain work permits Some 800 companies signed a letter to Congressional leaders after Trump’s decision calling for legislation protecting Dreamers That effort was spearheaded by a pro-immigration reform group Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg co-founded in 2013 called FWDus Many of the companies that endorsed that letter are named as joining the new coalition The group has planned to take out ads in news publications though this is subject to change according to an email last week seen by Reuters “Dreamers are part of our society defend our country and support our economy” said one of the coalition documents which is being shared by the group to recruit additional companies A signup form for the group said 72 percent of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies employ DACA recipients Trump campaigned for president on a pledge to toughen immigration policies and build a wall along the US border with Mexico He has left the fate of DACA up to Congress Action may come in December when Congress must pass a spending bill to keep the US government open Democrats have considered insisting on help for the Dreamers as their price for providing votes that may be required to prevent a government shutdown “No politician wants to go home for the holidays and read stories about how this is going to be DACA recipients’ last holidays in the US” said Todd Schulte president of FWDus in an interview earlier on Thursday He declined to comment on the new coalition “You will see this continue to escalate until the end of the year” he said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhimanyu Chakravorty | New Delhi | Updated: May 4 2015 5:06 pm Playing Kabaddi is akin to practising yoga where players control their mind and body through self-control and concentration (Source: http://s.wwwyasnicin) Related News Kabaddi might not rank among one of the popular sports in India but the skill sets required to play the sport extend well beyond the game Playing Kabaddi is akin to practising yoga where players control their mind and body through self-control and concentration In fact it is one of the few sports that combine elements of yoga with strenuous physical activity In an interview coach Pro-Kabaddi League team Puneri Paltan Ashok Shinde explains how practising Kabaddi can make you a better person at work and beyond Excerpts from the interview: Q The game requires you to chant the word ‘Kabaddi’ over and over again without taking a breath How does the breathing aspect help you deal with stressful situations in work life A Overcome fear Yoga plays an integral part in Kabaddi The raider has to enter the opponent’s court chanting the word “Kabaddi” while holding his breath and has to continue doing so until he returns to his home court This is known as ‘Cant’ which is closely related to “Pranayama” of yoga While Pranayama is about withholding breath in order to exercise internal organs ‘Cant’ is the means to withhold your breath while doing vigorous physical activity This is perhaps one of the few sports to combine yoga with strenuous physical activity Yoga helps you to access inner strength that allows you to face overwhelming fears frustrations and challenges of everyday life Q Kabaddi is a versatile game which requires you to run kick dodge the opponents These are skills that are essential to the game How can people make these skill sets work for them in everyday life A: Enhance your presence of mind To boost our productivity many of us multitask to some degree And in a world where the pace of life is often frenetic people who can multitask are typically seen as efficient and effective The game calls for proactiveness presence of mind team management SWOT analysis physical strength crisis management and understanding opponent’s strategy Q Kabaddi is played quickly with players having to move and think extremely fast Do you think this can enable team managers to assess a situation quicker and gauge the advantages and disadvantages of a situation and make quick decisions A Pay attention to small things The game calls for agility good lung capacity muscular co-ordination presence of mind and quick responses For a single player to take on seven opponents is no mean task requires dare as well as an ability to concentrate and anticipate the opponent’s moves Forecasting capacity and practice helps you understand the situation and act quickly at the right time and with right decisions You need to start paying attention to small little things One can’t be sitting on it It’s how you get trained for crisis and risk management in your top B-schools One needs to compose himself and be prepared for any situation and act wisely in those tensed circumstances Q What are the prerequisites of a great team leader How does Kabbadi help in instilling virtues of a capable team player A Fighting with the right spirit is important A good team leader should possess the ability to gauge advantages and disadvantages of a given situation and make quick decisions A leader should not just think about his growth but also about enhancing the team performance Fighting with the right spirit is important The CANT in Kabaddi has a close relationship with pranayama of yoga A research brought out that fast and shallow breathers are easily excitable whereas slow and deep breathers are calm and cool with a longer lifespan The research concludes that in kabaddi the internal organ ie respiration is exercised along with external organs resulting in a sound mind in a strong body which is the ultimate aim of sports Many physical educationists and experts have conducted several experiments on the relation of cant and its impact on a player Tests conducted on kabaddi and non-kabaddi players have established the fact that kabaddi players have more vital capacity than non-kabaddi players For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rana Safvi | Updated: April 23 2017 12:53 pm For the love of the spread: From a delectable range of kebabs to korma pulao and paranthas graced with dollops of ghee Lucknow has a rich history of food (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Sar e atish jo ashk rezaan thaa kisi aashiq ki thi kabab mein jaan (No doubt this kebab has a lover’s mind Fire and tears together where else would you find) Lucknow’s famous poet Ghulam Hamadan Mushafi (1747-1824) is not the only one to use a kebab simile to describe the anguish and fire in a lover’s heart So engrained has the kebab been in the lives of the people of Awadh that it is difficult to think of Lucknow without it However Awadh wasn’t just kebabs It was about refined tastes tehzeeb o adaab or etiquette hospitality and its syncretic culture From the setting of the dastarkhwan which would have duas for blessing the food and house printed on it the laying of rakabis as plates were called in our childhood with qalai katoras for drinking water cooled in surahis the waiting for the eldest in the house to take his/her place at the head of the dastarkhwan and start the meal with a prayer; to us youngsters saying “adaab” if some elder passed on a dish to us and being blessed with a “khush raho” — the meal was a way of life which has all but vanished I grew up in Lucknow imbibed this culture and try my best to keep it intact Now we eat on dining tables and not dastarkhwans but we have tried to maintain many of the other customs in our home We wait for the eldest to say “Bismillah kijiye” (start in the name of God) do adaab every time someone passes on a dish and wait for the khush raho We keep an open house on both Eids and our friends come over to join in our celebration I love to cook and even though I prefer vegetarian food I am better at cooking meat dishes (Source: Rana Safvi) Our friends look forward to murgh musallam raan musallam korma pulao biryani shami and galawat ke kebabs alongwith qiwam ki siwai and phirni on Eid in our house just as much as I look forward to all the delicious sweets and delicacies on Diwali and Holi in their homes In fact so fond am I of gujiya made on Holi that the year I got married and moved to Jamshedpur Singh Aunty my mother’s friend sent me loads of gujiyas saying “You may not get it there” Awadh is the land of sangam where the rivers Ganga and Jamuna meet It’s also here that many cultural streams met and got the unique “Ganga-Jamuni” identity The cuisine reflects a melange of Persian influences that came with the Nawabs of Iran the influx of people who came from Delhi after the attacks of Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali which mixed with the existing culture of this rich Indo-Gangetic plain For instance the kebab was eaten with a parantha — inspired by fried puris an intrinsic part of Hindu cuisine Even today if you visit the narrow galis of old Lucknow you will find puri-kebab and puri-aloo ki sabzi being sold along with samosa and jalebi When I was studying in Lucknow I remember exchanging my tiffin box packed with kebabs and rotis for my best friend Neena’s tiffin with parantha-sabzi in it She still loves kebabs and I still love parantha-sabzi I share so many similar memories with my septuagenarian friend Anil Chandra who grew up in Lucknow too (Source: Thinkstock Images) Mr Chandra lived in a joint family and they didn’t eat meat regularly but he says “non-vegetarian food was preferred on the table of a large number of Hindu families across cultural lines Among Kayastha and Thakurs a fair number of ladies ate meat too possibly due to Westernised education and frequent inter-cultural interaction” Mr Chandra’s mutton curry which he perfected as a stress buster much later in life is to die for I perfected the galawat ke kababs which are much sought after though I use only six spices In my family that’s the most popular kebab variant made with raw qeema tenderised with raw papaya paste and spices However the most famous galawat ke kebabs from Lucknow were the Tunday kebabs which used 160 spices It is the secret recipe of Haji Murad Ali who had one hand (it earned him the nickname of Tunday) As a child I remember passing by his small shop in Lucknow’s chowk but in those days ladies from genteel families didn’t eat on the roadside So my first taste of those heavenly kebabs was when I was much older and such etiquettes were no longer a part of society Seekh kebab was refined in India from the shish kebab of the nomadic Mongols who carried marinated meat in their saddle bags and cooked them on shish or skewers at night and introduced it to India during their invasions The shami kebab is said to have been invented for a Nawab sahib of Awadh by a Syrian cook as the toothless Nawab sahib found it difficult to chew meat Kakori kebab’s creator most likely was the rakabdar of the Nawab of Kakori Syed Mohammed Haider Kazmi — the story goes that a British officer a guest at his table criticised the rough texture of the seekh kabab His cooks came up with a softer version of the seekh kabab by taking the meat from the raan ki machhli — a cut from the leg of mutton — and then adding khoya to it (Source: Rana Safvi) Cooks were veritable artists who rose to the occasion and came up with various innovations to please their patrons One cook made khichri using pistachio nuts and almonds shaped as the dal and rice — it looked exactly like khichri but the taste obviously was very different and difficult to forget Another invented a pulao that resembled pomegranate seeds by colouring half the rice grain ruby red and left the other half white Pulao was the more favoured preparation over biryani in Lucknow Though that name is used indiscriminately today there was a fine difference back then Pulao was meat cooked with rice and with very delicate spice flavours Biryani was usually layered rice with meat and used far more spices for the delicate Awadhi palate There were many famous pulao variations born in Lucknow as the prolific Lucknowi historian Abdul Halim Sharar mentions: gulzar nur chameli koku and moti The method of preparing the “pearls” for the moti pulao was laborious Two hundred grams of warq or silver foil and 20 grams of gold foil were beaten into the white of an egg This mixture was then stuffed in a chicken gullet tied with a fine thread at short intervals and heated slightly When this was opened shiny well-formed pearls would emerge which were cooked with the meat of the pulao and used for garnish Some chefs made these pearls with cottage cheese and covered them with foil That’s the method I use by covering tiny meatballs for non-vegetarians and paneer balls for the vegetarians with silver foil On another note King Ghaziuddin Haider’s chef as the story goes made six paranthas for him daily in 30 sers of ghee One day the king’s wazir decided to check exactly how it was made He saw that the chef put in five sers of ghee in the pan to cook one parantha and threw away the rest He admonished him and instructed him to use only one ser of ghee to avoid wastage The result Paranthas with diminished taste and an enquiry from a displeased king on the deteriorating quality On being told about the strictures he ordered the wazir to stop practising economy Food is serious business for someone from Lucknow irrespective of religion Rana Safvi is a Delhi-based author and historian For all the latest Lifestyle News download 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