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For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 15 2017 3:48 pm The movie to be shot almost entirely in Japan will be co-produced by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s Window Seat Films and Japan’s entertainment conglomerate Shochiku Related News Indo-Japan collaborative film project Love in Tokyo a cross-culture romance themed on relationship transcending linguistic barrier will have an Indian male protagonist and a Japanese heroine The movie to be shot almost entirely in Japan will be co-produced by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s Window Seat Films and Japan’s entertainment conglomerate Shochiku with the director’s brother Arif Ali at the helm “It is not a remake of the old film It is a completely fresh take and we have just borrowed the title The hero in the story is an Indian and the heroine is Japanese The story is rooted in their respective cultures and the film would be shot mostly in Hindi with a bit of Japanese thrown in” Imtiaz said The 1966 Bollywood hit of the same name starring Asha Parekh and Joy Mukherjee is still fondly recalled by film lovers especially for its popular song Sayonara The partnership was officially announced recently at a function held by the Japanese Embassy on 2017 being declared as the year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges where the Japan-India Collaboration Film Project was launched Imtiaz and Arif were present at the launch “India and Japan have so much in common same kind of society with traditional values which is now embracing modernity Even lot of our food is common but what is not common is the language “This film is about these two people who have a wonderful communication which is not bound by any language The core of story is about relationship transcending the barrier imposed by language” Imtiaz said Arif who has also written the story says the “film would marry the discipline and depth of Japanese filmmaking and storytelling with the colours and fun of Indian cinema The film would also be an endless discovery of Japan as a country” “We have already visited several places in Japan where we wish to shoot besides Tokyo Our Shochiku partners have taken us to Kyoto Hiroshima Osaka Wakayama And we truly wish to showcase endless Japan in the movie” he told PTI A senior official of Shochiku said “The casting for the film would begin anytime soon I have shown Imtiaz portfolio of a few leading Japanese actresses as well” Imtiaz who featured the country briefly in his last release “Tamasha” says he is looking forward to explore “fascinating” Japan and its culture through this movie For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 12 2014 3:03 am Related News * We should be grateful to Mani Shankar Aiyar for telling us ‘What Rahul wants’ (IE February 11) lest it remained a mystery In fact Rahul Gandhi should be thankful to Aiyar for enlightening him about what he really wants If panchayat raj is Rahul’s priority he can advise his Delhi MLAs to vote for the Swaraj Bill which is being introduced by the AAP — HH Kulkarni Thane Leading lights * This refers to ‘House should function through debate not disruptions: Pranab’ (IE February 11) It is unfortunate that President Pranab Mukherjee had to intervene on the issue of frequent disruptions in Parliament I agree that it is important for all stakeholders — government political parties their leaders and parliamentarians — to introspect and follow sound parliamentary conventions and rules Reports of MPs tearing papers and snatching microphones from the chairpersons of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are truly shocking What will the younger generation learn from these unruly leaders who are supposed to be the “leading lights” of the nation — RK Kapoor Chandigarh No more excuses * With the Justice Mudgal panel report placing Gurunath Meiyappan the son-in-law of N Srinivasan in the dock the BCCI president’s fig leaf of an excuse — that people should wait for the panel’s report to become public before jumping to conclusions — is no longer valid (‘IPL betting: Panel indicts BCCI chief’s son-in-law’ IE February 11) With his detractors once again sharpening their knives can Srinivasan still dig his heels in and refuse to acknowledge his son-in-law’s misdeeds The Supreme Court to whom the panel’s report was submitted is certain to take stock of its contents and recommend action to be taken against those indicted in the report It would be in the best interests of Indian cricket if the Mudgal panel’s recommendations for cleaning up the game were implemented in letter and spirit — CV Aravind Bangalore High and dry * The two-day bank staff strike by employees of nationalised banks has made life miserable for the common man Senior citizens along with the business community were the most affected Since ATMs went dry on Saturday itself senior citizens were forced to fend for themselves One wonders if bank employees’ demand for increased wages is legitimate given how well paid they are compared to other government employees In any event causing inconvenience to the public is uncalled for — S Ramachandran Chennai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dhanmanjiri Sathe | Updated: March 31 2015 12:01 am In both Gujarat and Maharashtra the acquiring agency has flexibility to negotiate with farmers unlike in the 2013 act Related News The pace of land acquisition which has been taking place in India since Independence increased after liberalisation In more cases than not it has been successful that is both buyer and seller have been satisfied with the outcome But today land acquisition is being portrayed as next to impossible This perception is not based on reality and needs to be changed The farmer is wrongly being portrayed as extremely emotional irrational and unwilling to part with land A dispassionate look at the facts would clear some misconceptions First according to the National Sample Survey Organisation in 2005 40 per cent of farmers did not want to engage in agriculture This figure would have increased substantially over the last 10 years in the face of farm distress Logically speaking a large number of farmers should be willing to accept a viable alternative — the operative word here being “viable” Empirical work by many researchers supports this view Second in places where industrialisation and urbanisation have proceeded smoothly and at a fast pace land acquisition has taken place peacefully to facilitate these changes We find that it is mainly in the southern and western states that industrialisation and by inference land acquisition has taken place in a big way — though it has also happened in a few pockets of Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh And though there have also been agitations in these states some of them quite vigorous by and large the process has been peaceful These states are quite advanced and have a vibrant press and electronic media It is hard to make the claim that the government apparatus has always been repressive and acquisition not kosher In many of these states the party in power has changed repeatedly (in Tamil Nadu for instance) but industrialisation has continued buttressing the view that the process including land acquisition has cross-party acceptance This is not to say that no repression has ever been unleashed in these states or that farmers have always been satisfied with the compensation But satisfactory — for both seller and buyer — acquisitions have also taken place We should learn from these cases and build on them Drawing from the experiences of the states is also in keeping with the Central government’s emphasis on cooperative federalism So what are the models that these “successful” states have developed and adopted Contrary to popular belief since Independence most states have substituted the colonial law of 1894 with their own land acquisition laws If Parliament passes the new law state governments will be expected to alter their legislation in accordance with the Central act But successful states have laws that have stood the test of time worked well and are probably better than the 2013 act The problems with the 2013 law are clear when we compare with the acts of Gujarat and Maharashtra — both successful industrialisers In fact according to an Accenture report on best practices across Indian states Gujarat has the best land policy in the country Just to focus on a few issues in both Gujarat and Maharashtra the acquiring agency (the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation respectively) has the flexibility to negotiate with farmers unlike in the 2013 act Even if all farmers do not have similar negotiation capacities it is important to allow for this Acquiring land without negotiation is not a workable idea These states also pay a multiple of the market price But they have not been restricted by the “two and four times clause” of the 2013 act It is not clear if the payment of two and four times of the market price for urban and rural land respectively sets the floor or the ceiling This clause has made the law extremely mechanical even though the acquirer may have to pay more at times to secure consent and less at other times The question that needs to be asked is this: Is it the purpose of this kind of a law to lay down norms in such detail This sort of legislation should delineate the overall framework direction and even philosophy for the implementation and interpretation of the law For example the divorce law does not specify what fraction of the husband’s salary should be paid as alimony That would have made it dysfunctional Further as per the acquisition laws in both these states the farmer can be offered developed land as part of the compensation In Gujarat 10 per cent of the differential between the acquisition price and the land price recovered by the GIDC is also paid to the farmer All this goes to show that acceptable and fair models of acquisition have been and can be developed and implemented The Tamil Nadu Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh examples could serve as other alternatives to chose from It makes sense to look at successful states and examine what they did right The writer teaches at the department of economics Savitribai Phule Pune University [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Swapnil Mathur | Updated: October 11 2016 5:44 pm Hasselblad True-Zoom mod is a fairly exciting proposition on two counts; one it brings real optical zoom to cellphone cameras and two it bears the Hasselblad branding Top News The recently announced Motorola Z and Z Play are phones that feature pretty much what you’d expect from phones today but where they really stand apart from their peers is their ability to work with modular attachments Of the handful that have been launched the Hasselblad True-Zoom mod is a fairly exciting proposition on two counts; one it brings real optical zoom to cellphone cameras and two it bears the Hasselblad branding WatchHasselblad True Zoom Mod Review The Hasselblad True Zoom mod will retail for Rs 19 999 when it launches on October 17 Motorola and Hasselblad have worked very closely on the development of the mod with Hasselblad fusing their camera prowess with the strong design philosophy of Motorola The result is a fairly sleek unit that magnetically snaps onto your phone without adding too much heft It comes with a built-in 12 megapixel 1/23” inch sensor and a lens that offers 25-250mm field of view (35mm equivalent) That’s a whopping 10x optical zoom for the first time on a cellphone camera Specifications: 12 Megapixel 1/23” sensor | 25-250mm f/35-65 lens (35mm equivalent) What’s Good Motorola has developed the mod ecosystem keeping convenience in mind The phone detected the Hasselblad True Zoom mod as soon as it was attached to the phone It worked with all the apps that have the ability to call up the phone’s camera such as Whatsapp Instagram Facebook and even third party apps The mod works beautifully with all of them however when initiated using the stock camera app a few extra features show up courtesy the Hasselblad integration There are a number of scene modes that are a nice touch but most importantly the app allows you to shoot in RAW DNG format for anyone who prefers the raw output from the sensor The Hasselblad offers optical zoom from 25-250mm (35mm equivalent) which can be operated either the traditional pinch to zoom way or by means of a built-in rocker on the camera module There is even a physical shutter button and an ergonomic grip that turns the Moto Z into what feels like a proper point and shoot camera Sample shot from Moto Z’s Hasselblad Mod with no zoom (Image resized for web) Sample shot taken with 10X Zoom (Image resized for web) Sample shot taken from Hasselblad Zoom (Image resized for web) Macro shot from the Mod (Image resized for web) The grip is beautifully designed for both feel and comfort The xenon flash on the camera module is powerful and can really help you out if you are trying to take a group shot at night The highlight however remains the fact that it allows you to zoom in up to 250mm without any loss in quality What’s Bad The Hasselblad True Zoom mod does not come with a built in battery and hence draws power from the phone’s battery Besides the hit in battery life the mod also tends to heat up around the grip rather quickly (around 15 shots in) The other let down was the fact that the lens has a variable 35-65 aperture making the lens unsuitable for any kind of low light shooting Additionally there is no way to control aperture something we hoped would find its way into the cellphone cameras as a means of offering more creative control The other downside to the Hasselblad True Zoom is in the event you do decide to shoot RAW Unfortunately the mode results in a noticeable lag between pressing the shutter button and the camera actually taking the photo Lastly the low-light performance of the camera was also somewhat of a let-down with significant noise showing up in photos that were taken at night Also read: Moto Z Play first impressions: Not exactly a budget smartphone There is another issue of concern when shooting RAW In our testing we discovered that the lens on the Hasselblad True Zoom mod may not be designed perfectly At its widest (25mm) the lens barrel is quiet visible in the photos This behaviour does not reflect in JPG photos though Interestingly this only occurs when we open the files in Adobe Lightroom however when the files are opened in Hasselblad’s own RAW processing software Phocus the edges clear out and the barrel distortion in the images disappears as well It would appear that at its widest the lens retracts too much into the barrel Hasselblad’s Phocus applies a lens correction profile automatically (which the user has no control over) which fixes the issue however it would appear that the lens design is not optimal for the sensor which is causing such an issue You can see the prevalence of the problem in the three sets of images below Sample shots as they appear in Lightroom (Image resized for web) Sample shots as they appear in Lightroom (Image resized for web) Pictures as they appear in the Phocus app (Image resized for web) Pictures as they appear in the Phocus app (Image resized for web) Sample shots as they appear in Lightroom (Image resized for web) The Verdict The Hasselblad True Zoom mod is not for everyone While it misses out on a few essential features (like aperture control or better aperture to begin with) it does get the zoom bit right The optical image stabilisation keeps things blur-free even at the full 250mm range You should know that you cannot control the aperture on the lens and the f/35-65 is a definitively crippling experience in low light The RAW output is also somewhat of a concern given the issues with the lens design True Zoom mod is a good purchase decision IF you don’t care about RAW output and will only be shooting JPG For those were hoping to get the most of the Hasselblad sensor by means of RAW you’re bound to face frustration with the lens issue and the slow shooting speed For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Parul | Published: July 20 2012 12:31 am Related News I am nervous about my comeback on stage Its been a long gapalmost 20 yearsbut I feel its time to get back to theatre?

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The quieter it is, 34,Art should not only be aimed for personal satisfaction but should also help in creating awareness, says the artistwho is hopeful that his art installations will connect with the people and help them understand nature and respect it For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Paris | Updated: May 5 2017 4:31 pm The club’ supporters will also be banned from traveling for Bastia’s next three away games (Source: AP) Top News Last-placed Bastia has been handed a loss by French football authorities following the crowd trouble that forced its French league game against Lyon to be abandoned last month The game was stopped for good at halftime after supporters from the Bastia 1905 group of fans twice invaded the pitch to attack Lyon players The French league disciplinary commission also decided late Thursday that the Corsican side should play three home games behind closed doors at a neutral venue Bastia has already served part of the sentence with its last home game held in the town of Fos-sur-Mer behind closed doors The club’ supporters will also be banned from traveling for Bastia’s next three away games In addition the French league banned Bastia director Anthony Agostini for six months For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alok Singh | Abuja/ New Delhi | Published: December 12 2016 2:31 am The office in Rohini where the bodies of ASI Joginder Lakda and his friend were found on Sunday (Express Photo: Prem Nath Pandey) Top News A DAY before ASI Joginder Lakda was shot dead he had a fight with one of the accused police sources said Accused Jeet Dahiya who had hosted a party in Adarsh Nagar on Friday had got into an argument with Lakda’s nephew at the party He slapped him and threw him out of the party Agitated that his betting partner insulted his nephew Lakda went to the party later in the night to confront Dahiya and after a heated argument beat him up Watch what else is making news: “After getting to know of the brawl their other partner tried to pacify both of them Dahiya who also had a monetary dispute with Lakda finally agreed to talk to him to settle their problems That is why they had gone to meet Lakda on Saturday evening However instead of settling the dispute they ended up fighting again” said a police officer privy to the investigation The officer said that Lakda used to conduct all meetings at the Rohini property M N Tiwari DCP (Rohini) however said that while the scuffle could be one of the reasons for the murders the longstanding monetary dispute was the main reason “We are verifying several facts that are unraveling with time There might be the other reasons too that led to this brutal killing We will produce the accused before the court on Monday We are still questioning them” said Tiwari Sources said Lakda had come in contact with Dahiya when he was posted with the Crime Branch as a head constable “He was dealing with a case during which he befriended Dahiya who used to run the betting racket Lakda used to provide him with logistical support in the racket and soon after Lakda became Dahiya’s partner in the business” said a source Police have recovered Lakda’s licenced revolver and his uniform from inside his car which was parked outside the scene of the crime For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News Terrible to see Cris come off like that.Rs 44,” Sessions court judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi said while rejecting their application. it would be interesting to see if she bags a film in coming future. the reigning Asian champion,21-09; Shubam bt Anmol 21-10, Vivek Dehejia and Pravin Krishna – Jagdish Bhagwati’s co-authors of the Times of India edit page article cited in later paragraphs here also presented at the same conference.

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The fight is for a 78-member civic body that has in its jurisdiction areas such as Panvel old city, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, "Joshiji is our thinktank, Kaushal Silva, The party has already announced that it will not forge an alliance with any party to fight the civic body polls due early next year. Asghar Stanikzai, ? Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners of the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising the duo for their achievements at the Rio Paralympics.“India is elated Congratulations to MariyappanThangavelu on winning a gold & Varun Singh Bhati for thebronze at the #Paralympics” PM Modi tweeted for the duo Under the Sports Ministry’s Cash Award Scheme Mariyappanwill get Rs 75 lakh and Bhati will be presented Rs 30 lakh fortheir feat The prize money is at par with the medal winnersfrom last month’s Olympic Games as was announced by theMinistry before the Games (With inputs from PTI) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 16 2016 12:23 pm Yami Gautam says Hrithik Roshan is a fine actor and is extremely hardworking Related News Actress Yami Gautam who is all set to play a blind girl in the upcoming film “Kaabil” says her co-star Hrithik Roshan is a fine actor and is extremely hardworking Did acting with Hrithik make her nervous Read More Yami who visited the capital on Saturday for an appearance for a textile brand said in a statement: “It’s an amazing experience to work with Hrithik He is one of the finest actors and there is a reason for it He is extremely hardworking and fully dedicated” “The entire team of ‘Kaabil’ is very happy with the kind of response that the teaser received The shoot of the film has started and it’s going great It’s a pure dream team to work with Hrithik Sanjay sir and Rakesh sir” Yami added Directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by Rakesh Roshan under his banner FilmKraft Productions “Kaabil” is set to release on January 26 next year Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 20 2017 10:48 am Top News The Pune police have arrested a man from Haryana who allegedly allowed online fraudsters to use his bank account for cheating a Pune-based woman through a marriage portal Police have identified the suspect as Nama alias Martin Elkhama (32) a resident of Saraswati Vihar Gurgaon in Haryana and native of Manipur The victim in this case had lodged a complaint against the online fraudster at the Chandan Nagar police station Police said that the main fraudster who is suspected to be in Nepal uploaded a profile on a marriage portal He came in contact with a 28-year-old Pune based woman seeking a groom Later the fraudster allegedly lured the woman for marriage and sent her emails saying he has sent her gifts items like diamond jewellery The fraudster shared some bank account numbers with the woman and asked her to deposit certain amounts of money in it as “custom charges” for releasing the gift items Accordingly the woman deposited Rs 621200 in the bank accounts in few installments but she did not get any money not did the fraudster come forward with a marriage proposal Subsequently she filed a police complaint Police identified the suspect Nama and later arrested him from Haryana For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ishfaq Naseem | Published: June 9 2012 12:50 am Related News Your usage of technology can go as far as this: you can interact with walls and the walls can respond back It may not be a reality as of nowbut this is exactly what IT companies in the city are looking at a market nearly10 years down the line Some headway has been made on the machine to machine (M2M) business segmentthat enables machines to communicate with each other leading to the possibility of walls becoming interactivewith such applications like regulation of home security on a mobile or even tracking of vehicles on the cell-phone already available in the market Leading IT and cellular firms in the city said that people interacting through the walls of their apartments with the help of their gadgets like tabletscellphones or laptops to stay in touch with their family members while they are on the move may be the future businessbut such services like cell-phone users controlling the security of their homes or even reading the electricity bills on phones are rapidly gaining momentum?

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