The deepening conflict between India and China is bound to complicate the prospects for an Asian century, as well as the Chinese century. As China privileges nationalism, it is bound to compel its Asian neighbours to do the same.Delhi remembers very well the meeting between India s then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in Beijing at the end of 1988. Deng offered a long and warm handshake to Rajiv Gandhi, the first Indian prime minister to travel to China after the 1962 war. Underlining the importance of normalising relations between the two neighbours, Deng emphasised the centrality of India China cooperation in realising the dream of the Asian century.
NEW DELHI: India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, approaching Russia as the world s third most infected nation as it opens a mass treatment center in the capital to fight the pandemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The sharp rise came as Delhi started treating patients at a spiritual center converted into a sprawling isolation facility and hospital with 10,000 beds, many made of cardboard. About the size of 20 football fields, the facility will treat mild symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. State government officials fear the metropolis could record more than half a million cases by the end of the month. India s surge took the total tally to more than 673,000 cases and 19,268 deaths, with the country on the cusp of surpassing badly hit Russia. A strict lockdown in place since late March has gradually been lifted, allowing most activities as the economy nose dived amid the shutdown. Schools, metro trains in cities, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools remain closed however and international flights are still grounded. Authorities have made wearing masks mandatory in public places, while large gatherings are banned and shops and other public establishments are required to implement social distancing. The western state of Maharashtra, the worst hit state and home to financial hub Mumbai, recorded over 7,000 new cases. Southern Tamil Nadu state and the national capital New Delhi recorded more than 4,200 and 2,500 fresh cases respectively. Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Tamil Nadu s capital, are the worst affected cities. The national government says it has tackled the virus well but critics allege India is conducting very few tests, leaving the true scale of the pandemic unknown. ROME: Ennio Morricone, one of the world s best known and most prolific film composers, died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91. Tributes poured in for the man who composed the music for about 500 films, including his old childhood friend Sergio Leone s 1966 spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Quentin Tarantino s The Hateful Eight for which he finally won an Oscar in 2016. Morricone died in hospital where he was being treated for a fractured femur following a fall, according to a statement from lawyer and family friend Giorgio Assuma. Morricone passed away in the early hours of July 6 with the comfort of his faith, the statement said. He remained fully lucid and with great dignity right until the end, it added. Tributes began pouring in for the maestro soon after his death was announced. We will remember forever and with infinite gratitude the artistic genius of maestro Ennio Morricone, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. He made us dream, he moved us and made us think, writing unforgettable notes that will remain forever in the history of music and cinema, he said on Twitter. Italian film actress Monica Bellucci said of Morricone that there are people who have the ability to make the world better because they know how to create beauty, while Gilles Jacob, the former head of the Cannes film festival, described him as the emperor of film music. Famed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti called Morricone a master for whom I nurtured friendship and admiration, describing him as an extraordinary musician who could jump with ease from film scores to classical music. Born on November 10, 1928, Morricone began composing at the tender age of six, and at just 10 he enrolled in trumpet school at the prestigious Saint Cecilia conservatory in Rome. He played in jazz bands throughout the 1940s before beginning to ghost write for film and theater. In 1961, at the age of 33, he collaborated with director Luciano Salce in Mission Ultra secrete before going on to gain fame with the score for A Fistful of Dollars starring Clint Eastwood in 1964. Before winning the elusive Oscar for best film score at age 87 in 2016, the Rome born son of a trumpeter had been nominated no fewer than five times. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences embarrassed that such a talent had not been recognized sooner presented him with a lifetime achievement award in 2007. Morricone s previous nominations were for Days of Heaven (1978), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Bugsy (1991) and Malena (2000). Although he is most closely associated in the public mind with Leone s westerns starring Eastwood, Morricone s composition for Roland Joffe s Jesuit drama The Mission is considered by many critics to be his cinematic masterpiece, an epic and eclectic reflection of South America s musical melting pot. Throughout his career, Morricone worked with some of Hollywood s most acclaimed filmmakers as well as arthouse directors. After his collaboration with Leone, he worked with Italian screen legends Federico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini and later with the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone.
Even as the Indian commentariat slam PM Modi for his actions vis vis China, his actions have been praised in foreign media outlets.A recent article in The New York Post by China watcher Steven W Mosher praises PM Modi for not being intimidated by China. Mosher, author of Bully of Asia: Why China s Dream is a New Threat to World Order observed that PM Modi has not only banned Chinese apps like TikTok but also moved troops to the Himalayan border.
There are many terrific, classic examples of this (here are Linker''s choices). But in the past decade, filmmakers have increasingly moved away from simple stories depicting idealized American patriotism, and grappled with that idea of complexity both the good and the bad, the beautiful and the tragic, the laudable and the despicable about this 244 year old country. Today, the best movies about America touch on class and race. They wrestle with the ghosts of our past and dream of a better future. They recast the ways we've mythologized ourselves. They turn over the Bush years, the Great Recession, the Obama era, and describe history with a more discerning, less homogenous eye. Many of the films, also, were misunderstood upon release, and have only come to be definitive of an era with the benefit of hindsight (it is also perhaps telling that the most films on this list are from during or immediately after a presidential election year).While there are dozens of other films that could deservedly be argued to be included alongside these, here are 16 movies from the past 10 years worthy of the title of the great modern film about America.
He is one of the Indian hard line leaders who are in denial mode about the ground realities of Kashmir and claim it as India s integral part. He is on record to have repeatedly said that if ever talks with Pakistan were held on Kashmir they would be in regard to the area of Kashmir under Pakistan s control.His statement, rightly and strongly rejected by Pakistan, is nothing but the dream of a lunatic who believes in the illusions he is obsessed with. First of all he needs to be reminded that the very basis on which India started claiming Kashmir as its integral part was challenged and rejected by the UN back in the 1950s through its resolutions 91 and 122, unequivocally reiterating that the question of accession of Kashmir could not be settled by any means other than a plebiscite held under the auspices of the UN. India has also accepted Kashmir as a disputed territory in the Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration as well.
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"Mumbai is a place where dream to be an actor comes true. Most of the people come from outside to live their dreams and make it big. I'm also one of them. I had come to Mumbai from Meerut long time back to find a place for myself in the entertainment industry. But as of now COVID 19 has shattered many dreams," he said.In his case, he feels fortunate to have work in these difficult times.
China is on the full course of aggression. It is an old habit for the Middle Kingdom. However, it does it in the guise of Peaceful rise , and China Dream .The latest episode of Chinese brutality across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh simply demonstrates the fact that the Xi Jinping regime has become desperate to grab more and more territories. Xi is a megalomaniac. He wants to be everything President, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC). Unfortunately, the Chinese parliament i.e. National People s Congress (NPC) passed much talked about legislations to remove the two terms limit imposed on Presidents since the 1990s.
Posted by Common Dreams Jun 27, 2020 COVID 19, Syndicated Republicans are on the wrong side of history, along with everything else, and conservatism is a dead end.
Contrary to a narrative that has since emerged, mostly pushed by people who have personal bones to pick with Bollywood biggies, Sushant was actually a dizzying story of success. This boy from Bihar cracked premier engineering entrance exams only to drop out, move to Mumbai with no film connections, become a popular TV face, and then a solo lead hero in Bollywood with a Rs200 crore grossing film in his kitty. Sushant achieved all this in just seven years. As an outsider who has now spent more than 10 years in the industry believe me when I say this is a dream Sushant s success in Bollywood was no mean achievement. Of the 10 films he starred in, six were hits and among the three flops Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Sonchiriya were critically acclaimed. Sushant s performances always drew praise and he won awards for Kai Po Che and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. In seven years, he had worked with all the top studios in Bollywood. His last release, Chhichhore, grossed Rs200 crore worldwide. Sushant was very popular with the college going audiences. He had made good money, and was generous with it. During the 2018 Kerala floods, he donated Rs1 crore to the chief minister s relief fund. He drove snazzy imported cars, lived in a duplex in one of Mumbai s posh parts, and was always rumoured to be dating beautiful actors.
"Mumbai is a place where dream to be an actor comes true. Most of the people come from outside to live their dreams and make it big. I''m also one of them. I had come to Mumbai from Meerut long time back to find a place for myself in the entertainment industry. But as of now COVID 19 has shattered many dreams," he said. In his case, he feels fortunate to have work in these difficult times.
With roles like the matriarch of the Jackson family in The Jacksons: An American Dream, one of the most inspirational civil rights figures in The Rosa Parks Story, and the groundbreaking career of Tina Turner in What''s Love To Got To Do With It, Angela Bassett has given audiences around the world someone to look up to, someone to turn to, and someone who never settles for anything less in the many performances that span her career. These are the 10 best Angela Bassett movies.For much of Mission: Impossible Fallout, you never really know where on which side of the spectrum Angela Bassett''s CIA Intelligence Director Erika Sloane stands, and that''s due mostly in part to the actresses' superb acting ability. When Ethan Hunt and the rest of the IMF team meet the cold and no nonsense CIA chief, she gives the impression that she''s, at best, trying to do away with the team, or at worst, is working for Solomon Lane. By the end of the movie, however, you see that Sloane is one of the good guys here, Hunt and company just needed to learn her trust.
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The money is intended to ameliorate the damage caused by Covid 19, with money going towards the health sector, and those people and business most affected by the economic downturn.The AIIB quotes the International Monetary Fund, which estimates that Pakistan ''s total revenue in the 2020 fiscal year will decline by $6bn.Konstantin Limitovskiy, the AIIB ''s vice president of investment operations, said: ”By supporting industries and vulnerable groups that have been hard hit by Covid 19, this financing will help mitigate the economic shock and social impacts the country is currently facing. ”Preventing long term damage to the productive capacity of the economy is essential. AIIB ''s joint efforts with the international community are targeting this need. ”The AIIB and ADB recently supplied a similar $250m loan to Bangladesh. Image: The Hunza valley in Pakistan (Dreamstime Punnawit Suwattananun)
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Chinese smartphone maker, Realme s India CEO is proud of the company s Indian roots. Madhav Seth, CEO of Chinese BBK Electronics owned company, said as much in a YouTube series the company runs yesterday. I can proudly say that Realme is an Indian startup, which is now a global multinational company," said Seth in the video. BBK Electronics also owns smartphone brands Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus.Companies like Realme have been taking to social media in order to establish their Indianness amid growing anti China sentiments amongst Indian consumers. On June 3, Poco, which is an offshoot of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, put out a tweet on similar lines. With a dream of serving Indian consumers, @IndiaPoco was born 2 years ago in Delhi, India," the company said in the tweet.