Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is getting an emotional response in theatres. Rediff.com Arthur J Pais reports from New York City. If you are eager to find out more about Nelson Mandela's incredible life, you may want to read his memoir, Long Walk to Freedom.Or you may want to spend a couple of hours in a movie theatre watching Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom, a spirited (though slightly sluggish in places) biopic, which refuses to glorify Mandela.South African producer Anant Singh had been trying ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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The Festival of Lights is special for Sikhs too, finds Arthur J Pais. When G P Singh, an engineer and would be community leader, arrived in San Antonio, Texas, 34 years ago, he was not only the first turbaned Sikh in the city but also among very few Sikhs. “We celebrated Diwali with our Hindu friends,” Singh, who is also active in the mainstream community as a philanthropist, says of this week. “But with more and more Sikhs coming to this city -- now there are over 1,000 and a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Arthur J Pais remembers the time when legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away on Ocotber 24, recorded his first ever Malayalam song for the film Chemmen in 1965. Manna Dey was rehearsing his first ever song in Malayalam, Manasa Maine Varu, when one of his young daughters peeped in and asked what the song was about and what language it was in. Manna Dey remembered telling her that the song was for a Malayalam film called Chemmeen. And the music was composed by Salil ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Media Release Mangalore, Dec 9: The golden batch of '63 of St Aloysius High School had their reunion on Nov 30 and December 1. They met after 50 years. Twenty nine of them along with their spouses came to the High School, they sat in their XD ...Daijiworldcom, 3 days ago
England coach Roy Hodgson has been told that he is not welcome at the Amazon World Cup venue of Manaus after publically expressing his reservations over the heat and humidity in the Brazilian jungle. Hours before England were drawn to play Italy ...New Age Bangladesh, 5 days ago
Nineteen students studying in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts have been awarded scholarships from the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation. The Canady Scholarships are among the most prestigious awards given in the ...Noodls, 1 week ago
International School on Theoretical Physics: (SSPCM-2014), 1-6 September 2014 The School topics: ? Quantum information and entanglement ? Integrable and exactly soluble models ? Symmetry and topology in condensed matter physics ? Correlations in ...Physicsworld.com, 1 week ago
Here are some authentic, home-made festive recipes for you to try and share with your loved ones this Diwali. Rice Kheer in Sugarcane Juice My first Diwali was with my landlord, the Bajwas, in Richmond Hills, Queens, which has over 500 Sikh families. The Bajwas took pride in preparing non-standard dishes. When the fresh sugarcane became easily available in Indian shops 15 years ago, having been imported from the Caribbean, the family would make a delightful desert out of rice and the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Women grow weak at the knees. Grown-up men weep during his films. Nikhil Lakshman encounters SRK and Bollywood in Lima, Peru. In the midst of discussions about safety and shopping in Lima, Rosa, the interpreter, turns to us and asks, "Have you met Khaaan?" 'Khaaan,' as in Shah Rukh Khan. "Yes, I have," acknowledges Vinod Agnihotri, Editor, Amar Ujala. "You are so lucky... He is such a good man...," coos Rosa, a 22-year-old who is studying languages and hopes to become a professional interpreter ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Vice-President Hamid Ansari embarks on an important Latin American visit, heralding that resource-rich continent's importance to India. Nikhil Lakshman reports. Most readers may be too young to recall one of the defining images of the early 1980s -- Cuban leader Fidel Castro enveloping the usually touch-averse Indira Gandhi in a near bear hug at the start of the Non Aligned Summit in 1983. No other leader may have dared to take such liberties with the formidable Indian prime minister, but Fidel ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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