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A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanI just finished watching 'Beyond the Wall', the Episode #6 of Game of Thrones, Season 7 and before I share my views I must flash the mandatory SPOILER ALERT!Read: my review of Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 5The first thing that I would like to say about Episode 6 'Beyond the Wall' is that it even tops Episode 4 'The Spoils of War' and by some margin. I don't think that anyone who watches it would dare doubt that. As far as I am concerned it reminded me of the great Chinese/Tiawanese martial arts serials I grew up watching. I guess G.R.R Martin has some serious writing to do if he is ever going to top the spectacle that's the HBO series. T...
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  August 21, 2017, 8:00 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui promoted his upcoming action thriller film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz in Delhi along with him the other cast members Bidita Bag, Shraddha Das, and Jatin Goswami; producer Ashmith Kunder were also present to grace the promotions by their presence.While interacting with media at the press conference held at The Royal Plaza Hotel, Nawaz and the cast shared their experiences and uniqueness of the movie.While asking Nawaz about the movie and specialty of the character he stated, “The character of the movie is special and unique, he is out of all the social and moral values, he caries a weird humor.” About the censor ...
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  August 20, 2017, 5:16 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureDo you know the farmer who produced the food you ate in your lunch? Do you whether he/she is still alive?In a situation where 3.2 lakhs farmers have committed suicide in the last 20 years and every half an hour a farmer is taking away life in the process of producing food for all us, did you ever thought about why there is a deep crisis in agriculture!Why the situation of farmers in India has not much changed even 100 years after first the organised farmers’ movement in India at Champaran started by Mahatma Gandhiji?Why public policies haven’t changed in favour of farmers when Royal Commission on Agriculture, 1928 itself observed that ‘Indian farmers...
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  August 20, 2017, 11:49 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaIndian Cinema is currently going through a paradigm shift, organically, as it is the need of the hour with the takeover of the next generation of makers and consumers. Masala Films in the vein of classics like Amar Akbar Anthony cannot exist today in their quintessence. Most of the 'masala' films these days can be labelled as'despicable attempts' to imitate the supposed 'formula' for box-office success. Masala is still there, its ingredients however have adjusted to the prevailing contemporary thought. Dance, Music and dialogues which only 'heroes' can pull off are the few constants from the typical formula while keeping up with the audience and ...
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  August 18, 2017, 5:56 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSingapore cinema has been gaining international recognition. Last year, two Singaporean films – ‘Apprentice’ by Boo Junfeng and ‘A Yellow Bird’ by K Rajagopal – made it to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. At the same time, Singapore folk music, ‘Xin Yao’ (meaning ‘Singapore songs’ in Chinese), has been going through a revival. This genre of music with its heartfelt lyrics and melodies has inspired films and singers, who have come up with modern renditions of the songs.Delhiites will get a chance to enjoy these films and songs at the fourth Singapore Film Festival this year. The festival will take place at Siri Fort Auditorium II, New De...
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  August 18, 2017, 4:40 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe 50th Golden Jubilee Birthday of Pujya Guru Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji, was celebrated in a very grand manner, even the 'MSG Nau Barr Nau Bhandara' were held on the second night. In this grand ceremony, some artists were also present to grace the function, they showcased their skills through magic. Artists won the hearts of people by making sandalwood in India and creating wonderful works in a few minutes from the sand. They surprised everyone by drawing pictures of Dr. MSG and Param Pita Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj. There was lot of enthusiasm in Dera devotees about this grand ceremony of seven nights on Dr. MSG's Birthday. On the se...
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  August 17, 2017, 5:01 pm
Films and learning: Learn how they benefit studentsA Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAny learning process that overlooks the eye is incomplete. The reason is that we are all created with two eyes and two ears, and hence, complete learning can only take place when these two critical senses work together. This reality creates room for the best films about education and learning to come to the scene. Naturally, we have a bigger inclination towards watching than mere listening. That is why it is easy for an average human to watch a movie until midnight and yet they find it difficult listening to a 20-minute news bulletin on radio. The remaining sections of this post will show you the benefits of ed...
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  August 17, 2017, 3:42 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSpread over 12000 sq ft and built remarkably opulent, Rabbit Hole is one of the finest additions to Hauz Khas Village. This luxurious lounge officially opened on Friday, 11 August in the presence of gorgeous actress Huma Qureshi Khan, renowned Hollywood director Gurinder Chadha and famous Indian singer-songwriter and music producer Sukhe who celebrated the success of his new song Superstar accompanied with many other celebrities and VIPs. Huma Qureshi also promoted her film upcoming film 'Partition 1947' and expressed her views by saying "I'm glad that Rabbit Hole team invited me today at their grand launch."Commenting on the Premium Lounge opening, The Ra...
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  August 17, 2017, 3:25 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe nominees for the 2017 Emmy Awards were announced last month by Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky. Two of the biggest omissions are Game of Thrones and the new Twin Peaks. But it has nothing to do with the consistent and unquestionable quality that these two shows offer, for it is the May 1st submission deadline that’s to be blamed. The 69th Emmys, to be aired on September 17, will be hosted by Stephen Colbert. Even a cursory look at this year’s nominees is enough to appreciate the growing dominance of Netflix. With shows like House of Cards, Stranger Things, The Crown, Black Mirror: San Junipero, Master of None, etc. Netflix ended up garnering a total of 9...
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  August 17, 2017, 12:07 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Arun KumarFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsAmerican horror movies in general perceive ghosts as the means to design special effects whose visceral power provokes the viewer to jump in their seats. The European supernatural/ghost films, however, take a different approach. Those films views ghost as the revival of terrifying history (personal or collective) trying to embody itself in the physical space of contemporary world. The ghost represents the need to recognize the past atrocities by the current generation and in turn set the moral account straight. Seen from this perspective, a ghost inquires a society’s collective conscience and unless th...
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  August 15, 2017, 10:31 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureLauded by cine-goers and critics for his high-powered performances, Rajkummar Rao has positioned himself as one of the most reliable and bankable actors in Bollywood. The versatile actor recently won WESTPAC Special Mention Best Actor Jury award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for the survival drama Trapped released this year. Helmed by award-winning filmmaker, Vikramaditya Motwane, Rajkummar won huge critical acclaim for the thriller and the movie was recently nominated at the Melbourne Film Festival.At its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival, the film received a standing ovation. After a series of phenomenal successes, this nomination is ...
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  August 15, 2017, 10:09 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanI just finished watching 'Eastwatch', the Episode #5 of Game of Thrones, Season 7 and before I share my views I must give the mandatory SPOILER ALERT!Read: my review of Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 4Compared to 'The Spoils of War', Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch' is like a slow dance. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing! We all know that it's these ebbs and flows that make the show what it is. Traditionally after an action packed episode the show runners typically go for an episode like 'Eastwatch' where the focus is more on characters and plot advancements than carnage. Eastwatch opens up just after the cliffhang...
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  August 14, 2017, 10:19 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureZee Classic, committed to promoting the classics of Indian cinema, is set to premiere Haqeeqat, the Chetan Anand classic based on the 1962 Sino-Indian War, on coming Independence Day at 8:30 AM. As we are aware, India would be celebrating its 71st Independence Day on August 15, 2017. Naturally the day holds a special place in the history, for it was on this day in the year 1947 that India finally became an independent country after years of British oppression. India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delivered his iconic ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech on the occasion. The day is a celebrated as a national holiday as a mark of pride and patriotism. The d...
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  August 13, 2017, 10:04 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsToilet: Ek Prem Katha is the much-awaited satirical comedy film about the age old tradition of open defecation in India. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles. The film costars Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey, Divyendu Sharma, Atul Srivastava, and Ayesha Raza. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is co-written by Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal. The film has been making headlines ever since its trailer was released. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has even been commended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who himself is the mastermind behind the Go...
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  August 11, 2017, 11:02 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureThe first look of Drishyam Films’ next, National-Award winning feature, Kadvi Hawa was unveiled by the United Nations Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Environment, Erik Solheim at a high-profile event held at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia in New Delhi on August 10, 2017.Directed by acclaimed filmmaker (Padmashree) Nila Madhab Panda (of I am Kalam fame), Kadvi Hawa is a powerful and heartrending drama that captures the very real threat of climate change. The film stars Ranvir Shorey as a young bank loan recovery...
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  August 10, 2017, 9:44 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureIt seems like Khiladi Kumar of B’town Akshay Kumar as well as pretty actress Bhumi Pednekar are all set for the release of their upcoming movie Toilet Ek Prem Katha, as they are leaving no bars to promote their movie. Recently, Akshay and Bhumi promoted their upcoming comedy drama flick out here in nation’s capital Delhi.Along with them, the veteran actor of film industry Anupam Kher was also present for the same. Press Conference was held at PVR Plaza, CP, where the entire cast present interacted with media and shared the uniqueness of the movie. On being asked about what made him choose this film, Akshay said, "I didn't research about it and nobody asked ...
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  August 9, 2017, 10:59 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsDavid Leitch's first solo directorial film Atomic Blonde would have been a failure had he not cast Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton. John Wick's success gave a clue about what to expect from David Leitch, being privileged to have a large audience ready to consume anything served at them: wrapped infancy, choreographed action, etc. Most of the films 'look good' these days. Atomic Blonde still stand out, its colour palette is diverse, its luminance striking, the unrestrained camera movement dreamy and overall production exuding brandished indulgence.David Leitch tries everything at his disposa...
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  August 8, 2017, 9:54 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureI just finished watching 'The Spoils of War', the Episode #4 of Game of Thrones, Season 7 and before I share my views I must flash the mandatory SPOILER ALERT!Read: my review of Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 3I would like to begin by saying that 'The Spoils of War' is the most explosive GoT episode since Season 5's 'Hardhome'. There are many reasons why I say this and I will come to them one by one. Remember this season is going to have just seven episodes as opposed to the usual ten and so the fourth episode is the one that's expected to be the middle episode. Now the first three episodes were a mere setup for the mini-climax of sorts that the fourth...
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  August 7, 2017, 8:25 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureMilan Luthria’s upcoming film Baadshaho featuring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Sanjay Mishra has been shot on real and raw locations of Rajasthan which includes Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ranautar, and Kuldhara. Producers Bhushan Kumar and Milan Luthria spared no expense in showcasing places which gave a rugged and rustic feel, as opposed to creating them on sets. The crew did extensive recces with local line producers and guides in remote desert areas, where there are no structures, even network, for miles. Though people got a glimpse of these stunning locations in the teaser, not many know about the ...
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  August 5, 2017, 8:19 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAs you unlock your smartphone, be it Android or iPhone, you must have a news app named NewsDog, in it. With more than ten million user base, NewsDog is now one of the most popular news apps in India, mainly because it provides a new concept to media market, called, “WeMedia”. WeMedia as a concept has become a social phenomenon in the USA, South America, and East Asia. With more than 2.3 million WeMedia writers all over the world, it has become a popular go to place for bloggers to easily share and monetize their content.NewsDog launched its WeMedia platform in May 2017. Within three months, over 2,000 bloggers had signed up and had started monetizing their ...
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  August 5, 2017, 8:12 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Murtaza Ali KhanFeatured in IMDb Critic ReviewsJab Harry Met Sejal is the latest offering from Imtiaz Ali, the celebrated director of Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, and Rockstar. Jab Harry Met Sejal stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The film is the third collaboration between Khan and Sharma—the first two being Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). Jab Harry Met Sejal is essentially the story of a travel guide named Harinder 'Harry' Singh Nehra and Sejal Zaveri who travel across Europe in search of Sejal’s misplaced engagement ring. A reluctant Harry is forced by his boss to help Sejal in way possible. ...
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  August 5, 2017, 2:26 am
A Potpourri of Vestiges ReviewBy Tanmay ShuklaFew movies in Bollywood have the tag of 'cult' attached to them. Andaz Apna Apna is the first name which will come up and rightly so. To watch Andaz Apna Apna for the first time is an experience to treasure, that too in an almost packed theatre, with the audience whistling and cheering and laughing like there is no tomorrow; it is a thing of immense joy. While watching a film on TV or a PC is convenient but no matter how much technology improves, it cannot replace or match the experience of a theatre which has more than the quaint romantic charm, a legacy essentially intrinsic to film universe. The love that movie-goer community shares for t...
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  August 4, 2017, 9:58 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature Shah Rukh Khan's penchant for acting knows no bounds. He became the nation's heartthrob in the 1990s thanks to his remarkable acting performances in films like Darr, Baazigar, Anjaam, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Karan Arjun, and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Since then he has only grown in stature as an actor. In fact, his roots themselves are so strong and deep-set in acting, that we can understand how he has been able to deliver one powerful performance after the other, no matter what the genre of the film is. Tracing back to the humble Ramleela performed in his colony in Delhi, where SRK had first tried his hand at acting, is where the journey started. Then h...
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  August 2, 2017, 7:13 pm
Options to consider if you need to find a research paper asapA Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureAll kinds of things happen in life, and especially in a student’s life. You may be the most diligent student ever, who is always there at every lecture and lab class. But sometimes your workload is just so massive that you know you won’t be able to handle it all by yourself. If you ever tried to combine work and dealing with all the research paper writing assignments, you know what it’s like.And the time won’t stop; the clock is ticking, and you suddenly realize that only a couple of days are left till you have to deliver your research paper to your professor, but you still haven’t even star...
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  August 1, 2017, 4:51 pm
A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureBy Murtaza Ali KhanZee Classic, in continuing with its tradition of promoting the classic works of Indian cinema, has envisaged a unique initiative, in association with 92.7 Big FM, which endeavors to recreate the charm of classic Hindi films with ‘Retro In A Metro’. Here is a wonderful opportunity for film enthusiasts to revisit the cult classics of Hindi cinema at a theatre in Mumbai every week on a Thursday evening, starting from August 3, 2017. Retro In A Metro brilliantly packages classic content and blends it with the best of movie watching experience. As part of it, four of Hindi cinema's greatest cult classics viz. Andaz  Apna Ap...
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  August 1, 2017, 12:45 pm
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