Culture Months before terrorists opened fire on a crowd at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus train station as part of a series of attacks in Mumbai in November 2008, a 17-year-old Patel was filming his final dance scene for his breakout role in Slumdog Millionaire. “No one I personally knew was injured, but it rocked my family, myself and my friends in India,” says Patel, who was born and raised in England by Gujarati Indian Hindu parents. “When I heard there was a film being made, I wanted to be a part of it.”Hotel Mumbai, opening March 29, takes place at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the sites of the attacks, with Patel playing a fictional waiter, Arjun, working under head chef and real-life hero Hemant Oberoi (played by Bollywood star Anupam Kher). The staff risks their lives to save their guests, which in the film includes a newly-wed couple (Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi), their infant baby, their nanny (Tilda … [Read more...] about Dev Patel on ‘Hotel Mumbai’: ‘It’s Not Another ‘Die Hard’ Where the American Saves the Day.’ It’s About Humanism.
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By Krishna N. DasNAYABANS, India (Reuters) - Nayabans isn't remarkable as northern Indian villages go. Sugar cane grows in surrounding fields, women carry animal feed in bullock carts through narrow lanes, people chatter outside a store, and cows loiter.But this week, the village in Uttar Pradesh state became a symbol of the deepening communal divide in India as some Hindu men from the area complained they had seen a group of Muslims slaughtering cows in a mango orchard a couple of miles away.That infuriated Hindus, who regard the cow as a sacred animal. Anger against Muslims turned into outrage that police had not stopped an illegal practice, and a Hindu mob blocked a highway, threw stones, burned vehicles and eventually two people were shot and killed - including a police officer. The events throw a spotlight on the religious strains in places like Nayabans since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power at the national level in 2014 … [Read more...] about As election nears, religious tensions surge in an Indian village
Saja Hindi Fort Collins Coloradoan Published 9:22 PM EST Dec 2, 2018 When Jeff Swoboda took the reins of Fort Collins Police Services in June, the agency was looking for change. Some of those changes began with interim Chief Terry Jones at the helm for a year, following the resignation of former Chief John Hutto in 2017. The department had been embroiled in cases involving allegations of racial discrimination and excessive force, along with claims that rank-and-file officers distrusted their leadership. Although Jones worked to change much of that culture — and appeared to succeed — while helping to wrap up outstanding cases involving employee discipline, he wanted to be sure a new chief could come in and lead the agency in a direction he chose. Six months in on the job, Swoboda said he's spending a lot of his time listening — not just to his colleagues and city staff members but to the community as a whole. More: Jeffrey Swoboda selected as … [Read more...] about Fort Collins police chief reflects on 6 months on the job in Colorado
Relaxing at my home, listening to some tunes and catching up on some reading, I was alarmed by a new development by the government that could cause me consternation (what’s new there?). Unless I received a special new kind of driver’s license, I would have to take my passport on domestic airplane flights. I had to solve this problem. The law is called Real ID. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production, and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding federally-regulated commercial aircraft. My first thought was why couldn’t California just design their licenses in compliance with the law? That would be too easy. But then I realized they couldn’t give all those licenses to illegal … [Read more...] about Want to Get on an Airplane, Go to The DMV
His children have played a key role in the party, most prominently his son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi. "That is why we are here", said a party member.Huge number of supporters have congregated outside the hospital where Karunanidhi is admitted for treatment.Beginning his political career as a 14-year-old activist in the anti-Hindi agitation of the late 1930s, he quickly became the voice of the surging Dravidian movement led by "Periyar" EV Ramasami, CN Annadurai "Anna", and others.He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 12 times.A medical bulletin released by the Kauvery Hospital at 6.30 pm on Monday said there has been a decline in the medical condition of Karunanidhi.In April 2009, Karunanidi landed in a controversy when he said that he did not view Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as a terrorist. Kalaignar means artist in Tamil, and the reference is a nod to his widely recognised contributions to film and literature.Karunanidhi … [Read more...] about Educational institutions to be closed tomorrow in Tamil Nadu