Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Bihar CM, post Mandal leader and fodder scam convict was born on June 11, 1948. A talented orator, his era in Bihar was known as the Jungle Raaj with absolute no law and order.These days his son Tej Pratap Yadav is more in the news for dressing up as Krishna and Radha. There was a time when Lalu was at the epicentre of Bihar politics to the extent that the saying went: Jab tak rahega samosa mein alu, tab tak rahega Bihar mein Lalu. While Bihar residents might not have a very fond memory of the Bihar CM s rule, his rustic raconteur act found great favour with Delhi journalists.
I fell in love with perfume at an early age. When I was six or seven, my mother Eileen came into my bedroom to give me a kiss goodnight and she was dressed in a gold lam eacute; cocktail dress. She was standing in the entrance to my bedroom with the landing light on behind her and, in that metallic dress, she looked like she had a corona or halo around her mdash; it was magical. I remember the smell of her perfume that night. After that, I used to steal into her bedroom and open the bottle. It was like releasing a genie and I realised, if you allow it, perfume takes you on a journey mdash; to your lover, or your mother, or an imaginary place. I thought that was amazing.As a teenager I used to spend all my money on bottles of scent. It removed me from the everyday. There was no internet in those days so I used to go into a perfumery near where I lived and talk to one of the women who worked there. One day she said to me, lsquo;Why don ''t you write to Guerlain a French perfume house ? ' I did and ended up starting a correspondence with their press attach eacute;, and that made me start writing off to all their different subsidiaries around the world. I was hungry for information. Then one of the three cousins who owned Guerlain asked the UK managing director, lsquo;Who is Roja Dove? ' He said he was fed up of receiving phone calls and notes from subsidiaries around the world asking if it was all right to give me information. He said, lsquo;Why don ''t you give him a job? He 'll be less of a nuisance in the company than out. ' I hit the jackpot.
Key point: A true turning point in the war against the Nazis. January 1945 with World War II in its sixth year found the Allied armies going on the offensive after the Battle of the Bulge, but they were still west of the Rhine and six weeks behind schedule in their advance toward Germany. Closing to the Rhine was not easy. Although U.S. and French units of Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers Sixth Army Group had reached the western bank around Strasbourg in late 1944, the river proved too difficult to cross. Even if an assault could have been mounted, the Allied forces would have been too far away from the heart of Germany to pose any meaningful threat. The key to eventual victory lay in the central and northern Rhineland, but three factors delayed an advance: the failure of Operation Market Garden, the British American airborne invasion of Holland, the onset of an extremely wet autumn and harsh winter, and the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the German Army in the wake of recent Allied advances. A coordinated Allied campaign proved difficult to achieve. General Omar N. Bradley s U.S. 12th Army Group was licking its wounds after the almost disastrous Ardennes counteroffensive, and it was clear to Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of the British 21st Army Group, that the Americans would not be ready to undertake a major offensive for some time. Despite its vast reserve of manpower, unlike the critically depleted British Army, the U.S. Army had become seriously deficient of infantry replacements. Monty made the first move. Meanwhile, on January 12, the Soviet Army launched a long awaited, massive offensive from Warsaw toward the River Oder and Berlin. This was just in time, thought Montgomery and General Dwight D. Ike Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander. By the end of the month, the Russians were only 50 miles from the German capital. While the Americans were recovering, it devolved on the 21st Army Group, still supported by Lt. Gen. William H. Texas Bill Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, to take over the battle as soon as winter loosened its grip. Monty and Ike agreed that the next stage should be to break through the Germans formidable Siegfried Line and close up to the left bank of the Rhine. The main objective was the historic city of Wesel, on the opposite side of the great river in flat country just north of the Ruhr Valley. It was here that Montgomery had originally sought to seize a bridgehead in September 1944, and common sense still favored it. Accordingly, two well knit, almost copybook offensives were planned for February 8, 1945: Operation Veritable on the left flank and Operation Grenade on the right, adjacent to the boundary with Bradley s 12th Army Group. Monty announced that the 21st Army Group s task was to destroy all enemy in the area west of the Rhine from the present forward positions south of Nijmegen (Holland) as far south as the general line Julich Dusseldorf, as a preliminary to crossing the Rhine and engaging the enemy in mobile war to the north of the Ruhr. Three armies would be involved in the offensives: the Canadian First, the British Second, and the U.S. Ninth. Commanding the Canadian force was the distinguished, 57 year old General Henry D.G. Harry Crerar, a World War I artillery veteran and a man of cool judgment and cold nerves. The ration strength of his First Army exceeded 470,000 men, and no Canadian had ever led such a large force. The British Second Army was led by the skilled, unassuming Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Bimbo Dempsey, a 48 year old World War I veteran of the Western Front and Iraq who later acquitted himself well in the Dunkirk evacuation, the Western Desert, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. Tall, bald, Texas born General Simpson, commanding 300,000 men of the U.S. Ninth Army, had served in the Philippine Insurrection, the 1916 Mexico punitive expedition, and on the Western Front in 1918. Eisenhower said of the 56 year old officer, If Simpson ever made a mistake as an Army commander, it never came to my attention. With 11 divisions and nine independent brigades, the Canadian Army would clear the way in February 1945 up to the town of Xanten; the Ninth Army, with 10 divisions in three corps, would cross the Roer River and move northward to Dusseldorf (Operation Grenade), and the four divisions of the Second Army would attack in the center. Although he was in customary high spirits about the operation, Montgomery knew that it would be no cakewalk. I visited the Veritable area today, he warned Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, chief of the Imperial General Staff, on February 6. The ground is very wet, and roads and tracks are breaking up, and these factors are likely to make progress somewhat slow after the operation is launched. Besides expected opposition from at least 10 well entrenched Wehrmacht divisions, the Allied troops would have to face minefields, flooded rivers and terrain, a lack of roads, appalling weather, and tough going in the gloomy, tangled Reichswald and Hochwald forests. Montgomery won final approval for the great dual assault on the Rhine on February 1, and the preparations were hastily finalized under tight security. Strict blackout regulations were enforced, and a cover story was concocted to convince the enemy that the offensive would be in a northerly direction to liberate Holland, rather than an eastern thrust into Germany. Daytime gatherings of troops were forbidden unless under cover; large concentrations of vehicles, weapons, and ammunition were camouflaged or concealed in farmyards, barns, and haystacks, and rubber dummies of tanks and artillery pieces were positioned along an imaginary battle line where they might attract the attention of enemy patrols. Logistical feats were accomplished speedily as thousands of men, vehicles, and equipment were transported to the forward assembly lines. The British and Canadian soldiers worked around the clock. Sappers built and improved 100 miles of road using 20,000 tons of stones, 20,000 logs, and 30,000 pickets, and 446 freight trains hauled 250,000 tons of equipment and supplies to the railheads. It was estimated that the ammunition alone all types, stacked side by side and five feet high would line the road for 30 miles. Engineers constructed five bridges across the River Maas, using 1,880 tons of equipment. The biggest was a 1,280 foot long British designed Bailey bridge. Outside Nijmegen, an airfield was laid in five days for British and Canadian rocket firing Hawker Typhoons, which would support the offensive. Meanwhile, a formidable array of armor and specialized vehicles was assembled. It included Churchill, Cromwell, Centaur, Comet, Valentine, and Sherman heavy and medium tanks; Bren gun carriers, jeeps, half tracks, and armored cars; amphibious Weasel, Buffalo, and DUKW cargo and personnel carriers; and 11 regiments of Hobart s Funnies, Churchills and Shermans fitted with antimine flails, flamethrowers, and bridging equipment. Invented by Maj. Gen. Sir Percy Hobart, these had proved invaluable in the Normandy invasion and the clearing of the flooded Scheldt Estuary by Crerar s army. Under the command of the Canadian First Army, the Veritable offensive was to be spearheaded by the seasoned British XXX Corps led by 49 year old Lt. Gen. Sir Brian G. Horrocks. He returned from leave in England to plunge into preparations for the largest operation he had ever undertaken. A much wounded veteran of Ypres, Siberia, El Alamein, Tunisia, Normandy, and Belgium, the tall, lithe Horrocks nicknamed Jorrocks by his mentor, Montgomery was a charismatic officer who led from the front and was regarded as one of the finest corps commanders of the war. Horrocks regarded Monty s overall plan for the offensive as simplicity itself. The XXX Corps was to attack in a southerly direction from the Nijmegen area with its right on the River Maas and its left on the Rhine. Forty eight hours later, said Horrocks, our old friends, General Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, were to cross the River Roer and advance north to meet us. The German forces would thus be caught in a vise and be faced with the alternatives, either to fight it out west of the Rhine or to withdraw over the Rhine and then be prepared to launch counterattacks when we ourselves subsequently attempted to cross . In theory, this looked like a comparatively simple operation, but all battles have their problems, and in this case the initial assault would have to smash through a bottleneck well suited to defense and consisting in part of the famous Siegfried Line. Horrocks decided to use the maximum force possible and open Operation Veritable with five divisions, from right to left, in line: the 51st Highland, 53rd Welsh, 15th Scottish, and the 2nd and 3rd Canadian, followed by the 43rd Wessex and Maj. Gen. Sir Alan Adair s proud Guards Armored Division. On the morning of February 4, Horrocks briefed his commanders in the packed cinema in the southern Dutch town of Tilburg. Clad in brown corduroy trousers and a battlefield jacket, the unpretentious general drew a warm response as he crisply outlined the offensive, radiated confidence, and moved from group to group with a friendly and humorous word. Like Montgomery, he made a practice of keeping all ranks informed about operations. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Bareback rider Trenten Montero used to sit on random objects as a child inside his family;s ranch north of Winnemucca, pretending they were a bucking animal. Sometimes they were imaginary horses. Sometimes imaginary bulls.Preparatory visualization, nonetheless, for the National Finals Rodeo.
Excerpts of unethical trial show they knew the risks, went through with it anyway
Based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, Jojo Rabbit is set in Germany during the final year of World War II and tells the story of Johannes Jojo Betzler (played by the impressive Roman Griffin Davis), a passionate, 10 year old boy who wants nothing more than to conform to the demands of Hitler Youth and to be a true, little patriot of Nazi Germany. The Nazi ideology is so overbearing and blinding for Jojo that he manifests an imaginary version of the F hrer, who continuously appears to provide counsel for the boy and is played by Waititi himself.After an unfortunate pipe bomb incident at a training camp and persistent bullying by other members of the Hitler Youth when he refuses to strangle a rabbit, Jojo is forced to spend more time at home with his mother - Rosie (Scarlett Johansson). During his rehabilitation, he collects scrap metal in a robot costume and goes swimming with his imaginary Adolf Hitler. For Jojo, everything is perfectly revolving around the fascist ideology that s dominating the country. But, unbeknownst to him, the allies are slowing closing in on Germany and, consequently, are threatening to overthrow everything that Jojo reveres. And one night, this is pushed further when Jojo discovers Elsa Korr (Thomasin McKenzie, last seen captivating spectators in Leave No Trace), a young Jewish woman, who has been harboured by his mother in his dead sister s room. Jojo is then positioned in a convoluted situation where he must begin to neglect his deep rooted ideology - that Jews are inhuman and have devil horns for the welfare of his mother and himself.
The film centres on a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) who dreams of being a good Nazi, aided by his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (portrayed by New Zealand filmmaker Waititi).His world is turned upside down when he discovers a teenaged Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) being hidden in his home by his mother (Scarlett Johansson). The movie is loosely based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.
Fox Searchlight released the first full length trailer for Taika Waititi #39;s Nazi Germany satire Jojo Rabbit on Tuesday.The film centers on a 10 year old boy, Jojo "Rabbit " Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), as he finds his place in an increasingly fascistic Germany and creates an imaginary friend named Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) as a result. His worldview drastically changes when he learns that his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson), is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic, which forces him to come to terms with his blind nationalism.
The great Stephen Merchant also appears as a Nazi inspector, telling Jojo that he wishes more of our boys had your blind fanaticism. Of course, the whole point of the film is to showcase how Jojo s imaginary Hitler helps him confront that ingrained sense of devotion.
At least, maybe it is. Nobody really knows. In this hypothetical scenario, the facts on the ground change fast. At first, scientists say there's only a one in 50,000 chance this thing will hit us. Within weeks, those odds become one in 100.There's good news and bad news about this approaching object, called 2019 PDC. The good news is 2019 PDC doesn't exist at all. It's a completely fictional, imaginary apocalypse. The chance of impact, in actuality, is zero.
A new business intelligence report released by Garner Insights with title Global Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming Market Research Report 2019 that targets and provides comprehensive market analysis with prospects to 2024. The analysts of the study have garnered extensive research methodologies and data sources (i.e. Secondary amp; Primary Sources) in order to generate collective and useful information that delivers latest market undercurrents and industry trends.Virtual reality technology can enable gamers to indulge in an imaginary setting where the gamer 's physical presence is simulated to be a part of the three dimensional environment. With VR equipment and accessories, the user can view, move around, and even interact with the objects within the game.
NPA crisis not due to farm loan waiver, MGNREGA not a failure: Varun Gandhi Former IAS officer who worked on MGNREGA joins BJP An imaginary friend The letter also asks that MGNREGA funds should be both adequate and timely and that MGNREGA wages should not be less than the statutory minimum wage of the state. (file) A few Members of Parliament from the Congress and the left parties, activists, and academicians have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to make the strengthening of MGNREGA an urgent priority of his government .Stating how the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGA) is being systematically undermined by the Modi government despite public statements promising job creation, the letter, which was released on Friday, states, Illegal restrictions on its budget allocation, severe payment delays and low wages are crippling the program and depriving people in distress of one of their most important legally supported structures. Therefore, we urge you to make the strengthening of MGNREGA an urgent priority of your government and formally include it as part of the set of measures being considered to deal with the current rural and agrarian crisis.
So what really inspired Martin to kill his characters often? Its J.R.R. Tolkien When Martin was a kid, Tolkien did the same to him through Lord of Rings and now its time to give it back. In a video added to PBS' "The Great American Read" collection (to celebrate Game of Thrones), Martin opened up about how Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series introduced him to the fantasy world and his own saga.When he was a kid, Martin used the Lord of the Rings series as an escapism from reality and slowly he developed a soulful connection with his own imaginary world eventually giving births to GoT and "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. "You know, it opens, like, with a dissertation on pipeweed. Then there's a birthday party. I'm saying, 'Where are the giant snakes? Where are the scantily clad women? There are no sword fights here What's going on?'" The novel started to pick up the pace and by the time when the "Fellowship of the Ring" reached the Mines of Moria, Martin had credited it as the greatest book he has ever read.
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You see, as a burgeoning fashion editor, I love to marinade in outfit inspiration all day, every day. In fact, I dressed six real women models in the trendiest festival garb imaginable for a photo shoot not even two weeks ago. Between the matching sets and the sheer skirts, I had the time of my life styling fabulous women for an imaginary festival in Brooklyn, NY. But when it comes to dressing my goofy self in three outfits only for the festival of all festivals in Indio? Yikes. The pressure cooker clicked on and I could feel the heat radiating 2,800 miles away from the desert.Despite what my vocation would tell you, I had not one inkling what my signature festival quot;style quot; involved not even one hunch. So I did what any self respecting millennial would do: I ordered three completely different outfits from my favorite websites, hopped on a plane, and hoped for the best (dressed).
Modi recently had said in the Parliament that had Patel been the first Prime Minister of India, #8216;entire Kashmir would have been ours.;Soz, however, said that, instead of Kashmir, Liaquat Ali Khan was #8216;stubbornly obsessed ' with the imaginary idea of getting Hyderabad Deccan.
Parents will do some pretty "out there" things to make our kids happy. We'll make meals for their imaginary friends, we'll pretend to be unicorns hell, those little smiles could make us do just about anything. This is completely evident by one father's mission to learn some iconic Beyonce choreography to make his wife and daughters happy. Steve and his wife's two daughters were eager to win this year. "The girls were trying to come up with a brilliant idea to beat the competition which in this family it's tough," Tina Spadaro Haddad told Scary Mommy. "I threw out the Beyonce 'Single Ladies' video. The girls BEGGED him and because he loves to make us laugh, through much nagging on our part he agreed."
ABC just released its midseason premiere dates. The alphabet network announced dates for several returning shows such as Designated Survivor and Once Upon A Time as well as premiere dates for new series Time After Time and Imaginary Mary. Once Upon A Time Season 6 returns on Sunday, March 5 at 8 p.m. EST and Designated Survivor returns with the second half of Season 1 on Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. The Catch Season 2 premieres on Thursday, March 9 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.