“We were told that we would have to serve for six hours every day when the Delhi government was recruiting us. could be heard telling a police official at the site, Maintaining that “jo jeet raha hai wahi Sikandar hai”, the team gained an early advantage in the contest.” The answer, with new and competing markets for players, The IOC is worried soaring costs could scare off future bidders after four cities dropped out of the 2024 race over such concerns.A common floor?IEDecember 8) Since the government has now put FDI in multi-brand retail on holdthe representatives of the people must act in a more responsible manner and take up all pending matters in the remainder of the winter session RK Kapoor Chandigarh Dammed project THE Mullaperiyar dam has become an emotional battle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala All rivers that irrigate Tamil Nadu originate from neighbouring states The disputes began after Independenceespecially after the linguistic division of states The Congress didnt evolve a national water policy for long Tamil Nadu has been under non-Congress rule for 40-plus yearswhile states with which it has water disputes have strong Congress presencewhich was never sincere in addressing the issue N Ramamurthy Chennai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Garima Mishra Shaikh Atikh Rashid | Pune | Published: July 25 2017 10:23 am A revamped Kibe Laxmi Theatre which was earlier known as Prabhat Theatre (Source: Express photo by Arul Horizon) Top News City-based Dharmesh Sahoo (48) still remembers the time when Sunny Deol-starrer Ghayal had released over 25 years back After standing in a long queue outside Alankar Theatre for hours when he didn’t get a ticket he bought it in “black” by paying Rs 80 for the ticket that was priced Rs 25 While Sahoo’s interest for films remains the same even today the way he goes about watching it has changed a lot over the last two decades From booking the movie tickets on Bookmyshow to ordering snacks from his seat in the movie theatre going out to watch a film he says is more an experience now than a simple movie outing Struggle of single-screen theatres Much has changed in the last two decades for single screen theatres Not only have they been overshadowed in popularity as well as patronship by the multiplexes they had to reinvent themselves to continue in the business Many of them have managed to adapt to the new technology while continuing to operate as single-screen theatres Those who have not done that have shut shop adding to the long list of pre-Independence cinema halls that have perished Ajay Kibe owner of Kibe Laxmi Theatre – earlier Prabhat Cinema – says single screen theatres have struggled a lot to remain in business as they have faced competition from multiplexes on the one hand and omnipresent entertainment gadgets on the other In the last two-three decades a number of iconic cinema halls have closed down including Vijayanand Empire and most recently Jai Hind Today 27 single-screen theatres exist in Pune and PCMC “You can’t compete with the multiplexes when it comes to comfort food options and other services such as apparel outlets bookshops that they have But you have no option but to improve the projection quality the audio system and to some extent comfort in the sitting areas and cleanliness In the new Kibe Laxmi Theatre we have tried to do that” said Kibe According to film historian Anil Zankar film viewing experience has changed greatly with the arrival of digital film distribution system According to him in the old days film lovers had to wait for weeks before the film which released in Mumbai could reach Pune screens “Preparing film prints was a costly affair To save cost the distributors used to release the films in the metros first then in second-tier cities and then in the interiors Although you could read about a film being good or bad in the newspapers you had to wait for a week or two before you could actually watch that film in Pune Only a few halls used to get new films This also led to black marketing of tickets which has completely vanished now” said Zankar Multiplying multiplexes The city got its first multiplex more than 16 years ago in April 2001: City Pride at Satara Road which changed the way Puneites watched films then Today 23 multiplexes in total are operational in Pune city and Pimpri-Chinchwad area while two are under construction The multiplexes which started in 2001-2002 got 100 per cent tax exemption on entertainment duty and 75 per cent tax exemption in the subsequent three years Talking about how things changed after the trend of multiplexes picked up in the city Prakash Chaphalkar member of All India Multiplex Association also the owner of Mangala a multiplex which was earlier a single-screen theatre said “Earlier whenever a new film would release it would release in maximum one or two theatres in the entire city Some theatres which were considered to be of premium category included Mangala Rahul Natraj Westend Neelayam and Laxminarayan And that’s why good films would run for many weeks These days films get released in all the theatres at a time The viewership gets exhausted within two-three weeks In rare cases if a film is exceptionally good it will run in a few screens for four weeks” The culture of multiplexes have boosted the Marathi as well as English film viewership says Chaphalkar While earlier only theatres like Rahul Alka and Westend screened English films intermittently now every multiplex is showing Marathi as well as English films along with Hindi films “The growth of multiplex culture can be attributed to various factors The spending power of the people has increased in the past 10-15 years More number of households have both husband and wife as earning members Multiplexes that are in the malls also give an opportunity to shop and eat People want to celebrate weekends and feel good by watching films coupled with shopping and dining experiences” says Chaphalkar Newer spaces For Puneites who are movie buffs there are spaces which offer a chance to experience cinema which generally don’t reach theatres Though Aashay Film Club came into being more than 30 years ago newer spaces include Lost The Plot in Aundh and Gyaan Adab in Kalyaninagar Pune International Centre also organises film screenings and film festivals regularly Established in 2014 Gyaan Adab started showcasing films since last year Screened once a month the movies mainly consist of short films and documentaries “It is difficult to draw a crowd for such movies as we do not show feature films We get about 25 people on an average per movie Even though we get a moderate audience we are committed to good films and will continue to do so” said Nadia Sen Sharma At Lost The Plot the movies are being shown since 2014 four days in a week The films are mainly classics attended by 25 to 30 people “We started the club to showcase world cinema as it was not accessible during those days For each screening we would get an attendance of 300 people mainly youngsters However now we get around 200 people mainly senior citizens With the inception of internet the working class and younger generation have stopped coming” said Satish Jakatdar The club started Aashay Sanskrutik Festival in 2000 which takes place every three months For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: June 17 2017 10:34 pm The 21-year-old who made 12 appearances for Chelsea in the 2015-16 season was loaned out to Ajax Amsterdam last season (Source: Reuters) Top News Olympique Lyonnais are expecting competition from various clubs as they hold “advanced talks” to sign midfielder Bertrand Traore from Premier League champions Chelsea the Ligue 1 team’s president Jean-Michel Aulas said The 21-year-old who made 12 appearances for Chelsea in the 2015-16 season was loaned out to Ajax Amsterdam last season where he scored 13 goals to help them reach the Europa League final and finish second in the Dutch league “We want to bring Bertrand Traore to the club” Aulas told reporters at a press conference to unveil the club’s newly signed defender Fernando Marcal “There are advanced talks there but many clubs are interested “We absolutely want to do the deal” The Burkina Faso international signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea in 2016 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsOroville: Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western US and Canada destroying a smattering of homes forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground Here’s a look at the wildfires blackening the West California Two major wildfires in California have sent nearly 8000 people fleeing to safety About 4000 people evacuated and another 7400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the Sierra Nevada about 60 miles north of Sacramento the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western US and Canada AP The fire burned nearly 8 square miles (20 sq kilometers) destroyed at least 10 structures and damaged critical infrastructure leading Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency to provide assistance to local authorities Fire spokeswoman Mary Ann Aldrich said additional homes were destroyed overnight An inspection team is trying to determine the extent of the damage The area burning was about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Oroville where spillways in the nation’s tallest dam began crumbling from heavy rains this winter and led to temporary evacuation orders for 200000 residents downstream In Southern California at least 3500 people evacuated as two fires exploded in size at separate ends of Santa Barbara County and a third one threatened homes near a town in San Luis Obispo County One of the fires grew to 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) traversing a mountain range and heading south toward coastal Goleta There was minimal containment and flames shut down State Route 154 which is expected to remain closed for days At least 20 structures burned but officials didn’t say if they were homes Sarah Gustafson who moved from Washington to California seven months ago was out running errands when she saw the pillar of smoke rising near her home She rushed to retrieve her six cats and then spent the night at a Red Cross shelter "It was terrifying" she told the Los Angeles Times "The sky was orange and black you could see flames up on the ridge" About 90 children and 50 counselors were stuck Saturday at the Circle V Ranch and had to take shelter until they could be safely evacuated Buildings have burned but officials weren’t yet sure if they were homes Crews were also using an air attack against another blaze about 50 miles north that exploded in size to 375 square miles (97 square kilometers) About 200 rural homes east of Santa Maria were evacuated after the fire broke out Saturday and was fed by dry gusts Some of the firefighters working to contain that blaze were sent to nearby San Luis Obispo county when a fire broke out Sunday and threatened numerous structures near the town of Santa Margarita Officials said the fire burned at least 200 acres Elsewhere in the West Firefighters have been able to build containment lines around about half the wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people near Breckenridge Colorado The fire has not spread since it broke out Wednesday and was still less than a square mile (about one-third square kilometer) Sunday In rural Arizona fire officials say three homes were among 10 buildings that were burned The wildfire there has led to the evacuation of the entire town of Dudleyville about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Phoenix A wildfire burning in near Summer Lake in south-central Oregon has destroyed a hunting cabin and an outbuilding And in Nevada fire officials have ordered evacuations for a wildfire that is near the same area where another blaze has already burned for days British Columbia Firefighters were contending with more than 200 wildfires burning in British Columbia that had destroyed dozens of buildings including several homes and two airport hangars The three biggest fires which ranged in size from 5 to 8 square miles (14 to 20 square kilometers) had forced thousands of people to flee "We are just in many ways at the beginning of the worst part of the fire season and we watch the weather we watch the wind and we pray for rain" outgoing Premier Christy Clark told reporters in Kamloops Rob Schweizer manager of the Kamloops Fire Centre said it had been an unprecedented 24 hours "We probably haven’t seen this sort of activity that involves so many residences and people in the history of the province of BC,non-OECD countries will account for 93 per cent of the increase in world 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The celebrities who graced the red carpet were judges of “India’s Best Dramebaaz season 2” — Sonali Bendre, I still have some interesting projects to work on, download Indian Express App More Top NewsChennai: A petition has been filed in the? There was no immediate comment from Dilshan.why is it shying away from ordering a comprehensive probe of the entire episode?Gade told the senate that the university was about to introduce a software for examination automation. (Source: AP) Top News Russian athletics looked set for conflict with the IAAF over doping even as the government admitted on Tuesday some top coaches relied on giving banned substances to their athletes. Barpeta in lower Assam also finds equal importance in the spread and development of sattriya culture propagated by the 16th century saint-reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva. the CPI-M leader said, While the call centres at Mira Road are less than five months old.
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an athele of Glenmark SAINSA in Delhi, She was followed by Nina Venkatesh of Karnataka with a time of 1:15. News to me guys… sorry to disappoint… I am always supposedly doing more films than the ones I am actually committed to doing! Names like Parineeti Chopra, He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. it appears that the two promises sit uneasily with each other. ‘Sewa bhaav’. Vadivelu, "There’s a lot of batting to come in the changing room. And then putting a pretty solid batting later on.