‘ Supermen Of Malegaon’ to be screened at NFAI
Faiza Ahmad Khan
The crew of the film will be present.
As part of 6th edition of ‘ Documentary Film Club.

Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

But it does signify something quite interesting:
At Between The Lines,
on Tuesday (Is that a typo? No It isn’t. Tuesday is correct!) 9th October at 6:00pm
We have Chandrani Chatterjee to demystify
William Shakespeare’s MACBETH

एक्शन कोरियोग्राफर प्रतीक परमार के सूर्यांश को भारी प्रशंसा मिली

वर्ष की सबसे अनुमानित गुजराती फिल्म सूर्यांश, 5 अक्टूबर को सिनेमाघरों में रिलीज हुई। फ्रेडी दारुवाला और हीना अचरा की अभिनित, गुजराती सिनेमा में अपनी तरह की एक फिल्म है, जहां इसकी कहानी एक्शन के इर्द गिर्द घूमती नज़र आती है।

फिल्म में अविश्वसनीय एक्शन दृश्यों का श्रेय जाता है प्रतीक परमार को। परमार एक प्रशिक्षित मार्शल आर्ट्स प्रैक्टिशनर है, जिन्होंने भावेश जोशी सुपरहीरो, सीआईडी, सूर्य द सुपरकॉप में एक्शन दृश्यों को कोरियोग्राफ किया है। उनके द्वारा डिजाइन किए गए एक्शन दृश्यों के बारे में बात करते हुए, वह कहते हैं, ” मैं एक्शन डायरेक्शन को एक पहचन दिलाना चाहता था।इसमें से अधिकांश एक्शन पश्चिमी एक्शन फिल्मों और आइकनों से प्रेरित है। मुझे खुशी है कि दर्शकों ने इस तरह कुछ नया पसंद किया।”

ट्रेलर लॉन्च के बाद से ही सूर्यांश लोगो में एक जिज्ञासा का भाव जगा चुका था। यह एक रोमांचकारी रोलर कोस्टर सवारी, की तरह है जिसका अंत अप्रत्याशित होने की वजह से एक रहस्मयी भावना को जगत हौ।” दर्शकों ने प्रतीक परमार द्वारा डिजाइन किए गए एक्शन दृश्यों की बहुत सराहना की ।

परमार पेशेवर विंग चुन, कराटे, तायक्वोंडो और वुशु में प्रशिक्षित है। वह कई सालों से मार्शल आर्ट्स का अभ्यास कर रहे है और एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर के स्वर्ण पदक विजेता भी है । वह बिना किसी बाहरी उपकरणों के सबसे साहसी स्टंट कर सकते है।

प्रतीक को वसन बाला द्वारा निर्देशित और रोनी स्क्रूवाला द्वारा निर्मित ‘ मर्द को दर्द नही होता’ में एक कलाकार के रूप में भी देखा जाएगा। ये फिल्म 2018 टोरंटो इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल (टीआईएफएफ) में पीपल्स चॉइस मिडनाइट मैडनेस पुरस्कार जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय फिल्म थी।

Lisbon will remain Web Summit’s host city for the next ten years. The €110 million deal was announced today by Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, and Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave,

KUBOTA, the Japanese Leading Industrial Engine Manufacturer Starts Sales of Engines Through KAI in India

Pune, India. – Kubota Agricultural Machinery IndiaPvt.,Ltd.(KAI), the Indian subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, today announced start of sales of industrial engines for OEMs in addition to current product portfolio that consist of tractors, rice planters, harvesters and power tillers. Industrial engines to OEMs in India had been previously sold directly from Kubota Corporation in Osaka, Japan.

“India is a strategic market for us, foreseeing continuous growth in off-road engine market especially for constructions and industrial machinery. Establishing an engine sales base in India had been our target as a big step to solidify our presence in India” said Mr. Yasukazu KAMADA, General Manager, Engine Division, Kubota Corporation.

As the awareness for the conservation of the global environment has increased, emission standards for industrial engines have become more stringent and so has it in India, expecting Bharat Stage 4 to be in force in 2020.
“With our experience from North American and European markets where emissions regulations are more stringent than that of India, we are confident to be able to support OEMs in India to correspond to the foreseen emissions regulations renewal.” Mr. Kamada added.

Speaking on this new engine sales basein India, Mr. Akira KATO, Managing Directorof KAI commented “This is a big milestone for KAI after 10years since its inauguration. We are fully committed to build strong relationshipswith OEMs and engine business partners in India for the further growth in future”.

With this new engine sales base, Kubota strives to offer OEMs close and reliable support throughout product life-cycle.

About Kubota’s Engine Business
Kubota is the world’s leading manufacturer of both compact diesel and gasoline engines, for industrial, agricultural, construction and generator applications.Kubota started engine development and production in 1922, being dedicated to the development, production and sales with the product range of more than 1000 models all around the world.
The company has built an extensive engine distribution network all around the world to support its customer base. Kubota prides itself on its track record for reliability and engineering that fulfills its “For Earth, For Life” philosophy.

Kubota Agricultural Machinery India Pvt.,Ltd
Kubota Agricultural Machinery India Pvt Ltd (KAI) is the Indian subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, Japan which started their operations in India in Dec 2008. KAI is expanding its network across the Indian territory touching farmers from each corner and introducing farm mechanization and deeply committed to the Indian markets for its development in the agricultural sector. In pure terms, it’s Japanese Technology helping Indian Farmers with full-fledged product range starting from, tractors, transplanters,combine harvesters and power tillers.Kubota Corporation offers a complete line of Tractor, Rice Transplanter, Harvester, Power Tiller, Combine and Industrial engines which is now added to KAI’s product portfolio.

India Film Project – Asia’s Largest Content Creation Festival, Welcomes some of the Biggest Names in the Industry for Season 8

Regarded as the largest creative and collaborative activity across the globe, the India Film Project is all set to celebrate literature, content and music this year.

Tanuja Chandra, Vikramaditya Motwane, Ali Fazal, Mallika Dua, Sona Mohapatra, Shikha Talsania and many more prominent names in the Film & Content Industry will see presence at Season 8 of India Film Project. Each year, IFP’s most awaited 50 Hour Film Project brings together aspiring filmmakers of all ages and from different walks of life to create art. This year, IFP has seen the highest participation yet with over 1,500 entries received from 310 cities and 14 countries. The festival will commence on October 13th, bringing together a collective consciousness of notable personalities in the world of content and literature.

IFP’s flagship competition and Asia’s largest filmmaking challenge, the 50 Hour Film Project asks participants to script, shoot, edit and submit a film based on a specific theme within 50 hours in the Professional (Theme – ‘A Story of Change’), Amateur (Theme – ‘Experience Change’) or Mobile (Theme – ‘Prevention is Better, Cure is Bitter’) categories. From 15 year old students to lawyers to pilots, the diversity in participation this year has been phenomenal. Some entries comprise:

• A group of lawyers and engineers who share a common love for films and are slowly transitioning away from their respective professions and foraying deep into the realm of cinema.

• A literary team that has been writing Gujarati micro fiction for the past two years but have now ventured for the first time into competitive short filmmaking.

• An under 21 team from a small village in Rajasthan and Amritsar, showcasing whatever they taught themselves about filmmaking.

• A 17 year old girl who decided to enter alone, just so she could showcase her love for making films.

• ‘Corporate slaves’ who had been hiding their caged dream of making movies.

• “We are a team united during Kerala flood calamity. I am a North Indian and others a South Indian with English only as medium of communication – Calamity brought us together.”

Boasting of an extensive schedule filled with comedians, writers and content creators, the two day festival will have 3 stages where some of the most interesting people come together and share their views on the 3 C’s of content creation — celebrating, creating and collaborating.

• Celebrated film critic Rajeev Masand, co-director of Sacred Games, Vikramaditya Motwane and national award winning film critic, Baradwaj Rangan will discuss The Critic’s Job: Should Criticism Be Constructive.

• Conversations on Travails by the Alien by Satyajit Ray with Raja Sen and Aseem Chhabra will discuss if Steven Spielberg’s wildly popular ET, was an act of plagiarism as it blatantly copied Satyajit Ray’s story.

• A master of many personalities and the man behind BB ki vines, Bhuvan Bam along with bonafide millennial star, Mallika Dua will talk about Comedy in India: Are Our Jokes A Low Hanging Fruit?

• VICE media’s Head of Content, Samira Kanwar will delve into The Art of Non Fiction as she demystifies video journalism.

• Revered musician Raghu Dixit and Executive Editor at Rolling Stone India, Nirmika Singh will talk about Celebrating Indie Music: The Need for the Next Decade.

• Co-founder of Pocket Aces – Ashwin Suresh, FilterCopy’s Dhruv Sehgal, YouTuber Mithila Palkar and Director Ruchir Arun will discuss How to Scale: Little Things You Need to Know.

• Author Sucharita Tyagi, Permanent Roommate’s beloved Nidhi Bisht, prominent theatre artist Shikha Talsania and Rajshri Deshpande from Sacred Games fame, will converse about the cultural impact of women breaking taboos and boundaries in content.

The festival will conclude with the showcase of award winning films from the 50 Hour Film Project and an award ceremony where jury members Sudhir Mishra, Milan Luthria and R.S. Prasanna will award the winning teams as they energetically run up the stage to receive their trophies.

Nikhil Taneja, Creative Festival Director, India Film Project, comments, “I have witnessed the event unfold twice before and assure you that this festival sustains those who share its infinite passion towards content creation; and it partners with those who believe that good content can come from anyone, anywhere, and at any time. I have also admired its ability to become a one-stop festival for anyone on the lookout for like-minded, passionate collaborators. For the first time ever, it is presenting the three stages as the 3Cs of Content Creation – Create, Collaborate and Celebrate. I truly hope this kind of tailored programming will bring in even more participants this year.”

IFP’s two-day creation festival at Mumbai invites speakers from different fields of art like film, comic, literature, music, media, and initiates interesting conversations, AMAs, workshops, screenings. The IFP community now consists of over 5.5 Lacs content creators including filmmakers, writers, storytellers, designers, musicians, editors, photographers, cinematographers, vloggers and many more.

The India Film Project will be held at NSCI in Mumbai on 13th and 14th October, 2018 from 10am to 9pm.

महात्मा गांधींच्या १५० व्या जयंतीनिमित्त
पुण्यात ‘महात्मा गांधीदर्शन यात्रा’
पुणे- महात्मा गांधीं यांच्या १५० व्या जयंती निमित्त पुण्यात मंगळवार दि. 2 ऑक्टोबर 2018 रोजी दुपारी ४ वाजता मंडईतील लोकमान्य टिळक पुतळ्यापासून ‘गांधीदर्शन यात्रा’ काढण्यात येणार आहे. महाराष्ट्र प्रदेश काँग्रेस कमिटीचे सरचिटणीस अ‍ॅड. अभय छाजेड यांनी याचे आयोजन केले आहे. ही ‘गांधीदर्शन यात्रा’ मंडईतील लोकमान्य टिळक पुतळा – शनिपार चौक – लक्ष्मी रोड मार्गे अलका टॉकीज चौक – खंडोजी बाबा चौक – गोखले चौक (गुडलक चौक) पर्यंत येईल. महात्मा गांधींच्या जीवनातील नौखालीचा सत्याग्रह, दांडी यात्रा, चंपारण्यातील नीळ मळ्यातील सत्याग्रह,छोडो भारत आंदोलन,पुणे करार अशा विविध विषयांवर चित्ररथ या ‘गांधीदर्शन यात्रे’त असतील.

परब्रह्माची सांगीतिक अनुभूती..

गायन वादन नृत्य यांना एकत्रितपणे संगीत असे म्हणतात. भारतीय शास्त्रीय संगीतात नाद आणि तालाला अतिशय महत्व आहे. नुकतीच पुणेकर रसिकांनी सरोद आणि तबल्याची सुरेल मैफल अनुभवली. सुश्रुत प्रस्तुत या मैफलीत ख्यातनाम सरोदवादक पं. शेखर बोरकर यांचे सुपुत्र अभिषेक बोरकर यांचे स्वतंत्र सरोद वादन सादर झाले. त्यांना तबल्याची दमदार साथ जेष्ठ तबलावादक पं.रामदास पळसुले यांची लाभली.तानपुर्यावर ऋषभ जोशी यांनी साथ केली.

तीन तासाच्या या मैफलीत सुरुवातीस सत्र १ मध्ये भीमपलास रागात आलाप जोड आणि रूपक तालात मध्य लयीत एक रचना सादर करून अभिषेक बोरकर यांनी रसिकांना जागीच खिळवळे. त्यातच जोडून द्रुत त्रितालातील अनोख्या रचनेने सर्व उपस्थितांना मंत्रमुग्ध केले. अतिशय अभ्यासपूर्ण आणि तयारीने अभिषेक यांनी प्रत्येक रागाची मांडणी आणि सादरीकरण केले.

त्यानंतर सत्र २ मध्ये राग मारव्यात विलंबित त्रितालातील रचनेने रसिकांनी वेगळीच स्वरानुभूती अनुभवली. त्यातच मध्य लयीत एक रचना बोरकर यांनी पेश केली.त्यानंतर अनवट आणि अतिशय अप्रचलित अशा हेमंत रागात झपताल आणि मध्य एकतालातील रचनांनी सर्व वातावरण स्वरमय झाले.मैफलीची सांगता त्रितालातील मध्यलयीतील सिंधू भैरवीने झाली .या मैफलीस अनेक दिगज्जांनी आपली हजेरी लावली. या मैफलीचे संजोजन गायक पं विजय कोपरकर यांनी केले.

फोटो ओळ :

१ सरोदवादक अभिषेक बोरकर यांसह मैफलीत तबलावादक पं रामदास पळसुले.