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which is reeling under severe dought, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Geeta Gupta | Published: March 3, Like millions of unyielding Indians.suggests that the move,bijli,subsidies? The resulting impatience and protest and political logjam put us under severe stressrisking the falling apart of the political union itself Finallythere is a scenario where the flotilla advanceswhere the federal governance system encourages local governance institutions and small enterprisescreating livelihood opportunities with efficient and equitable utilisation of resources Scenarios explain the consequences of our choices and the policy options we have We must have a shared vision of what we as a country aspire to Planners can only seed the conversations about a shared vision and facilitate multiple dialogues among citizens Our exercise in scenario-planning was a small first step in this direction Maira is memberPlanning Commission SrinivasanDas and Bharadwaj are with CSTEPBangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Divya Goyal | New Delhi | Published: March 12 2017 3:36 pm Hollywood brings to life the story of Maharaja Duleep Singh through The Black Prince (as Queen Victoria called him) on the silver screen a chapter of colonial history that remains untouched by filmmakers in India Related News A KING at the age of five separated from his mother at 11 and exiled to England at 15 The life of Punjab’s last Sikh ruler Maharaja Duleep Singh the youngest son of the mighty Maharaja Ranjit Singh is a story of trials tribulations and tragedies Taken to England by the British who saw this young king as a threat to their empire in India Maharaja Duleep Singh grew up under the patronage of Queen Victoria Converted to Christianity he met his mother again after 13 years The Maharaja torn between two worlds began a journey to connect to his roots and converted again to Sikhism Fighting the British till the end he died alone a pauper in Paris at the age of 55 Hollywood brings to life his story through The Black Prince (as Queen Victoria called him) on the silver screen a chapter of colonial history that remains untouched by filmmakers in India It also depicts how the precious Kohinoor diamond was deceptively taken away from the young king by the British The Black Prince has been written and directed by Punjabi-origin filmmaker Kavi Raz of KR Films “Our producer Jasjeet Singh wanted to make a Punjabi film but I saw the potential of the subject that needed a larger canvas and got Hollywood production companies on board to take the film to another level” says Raz Duleep Singh’s journey from a boy king of a mighty kingdom to his death as a pauper is a compelling drama and an epic tragedy and Raz says it needed to be subtly handled so that it didn’t come across as melodramatic More from the world of Entertainment: The film has been shot extensively in England with some scenes in Bikaner with no part having been shot in Punjab “We were unable to secure any viable locations in Punjab as sadly no efforts have been made to preserve our architecture which is in a dilapidated state The response from the government of Punjab wasn’t too positive either One of the most interesting places we filmed at was the Althorp Castle where late Princess Diana grew up and is now buried We are the first ones to get permission to film there and it was a great honour” says Raz As Founder and Artistic Director of the Wandering Players’ Theatre Company Raz’s plays have been staged across the world Western audiences were exposed to the works of Rabindranath Tagore for the first time through his company as well as playwright Vijay Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder In The Black Prince Punjabi singer and artist Satinder Sartaaj plays Duleep Singh and actor Shabana Azmi plays Maharani Jinda the mother Though Raz confesses that at times he felt uneasy that the crew and actors were largely British “But they were receptive to their history being narrated in an honest manner They were aware of the atrocities committed by their ancestors and for many it was a soul-cleansing exercise” he says The story of how the Kohinoor was deceptively taken away from the young King is also an important part of the film “We have tried to present both sides of the story leaving it to the audience to take the stance We are also working on a separate documentary on the Kohinoor” says Raz He feels it’s a loss that the Maharaja died before India became free though he fought for it till the end “My mission is to tell the present generation about this” he says Watch:The Black Prince Trailer Satinder Sartaaj | Shabana Azmi “We have tried to present both sides of the story leaving it to the audience to take the stance We are also working on a separate documentary on the Kohinoor” says Raz He feels it’s a loss that the Maharaja died before India became free though he fought for it till the end “My mission is to tell the present generation about this” he says Also read: Shabana Azmi is a living legend: Satinder Sartaj The Black Prince will be released worldwide on May 19 in English Hindi and Punjabi The film was recently screened at Manchester Film Festival where it also won the award for Best Production and will be screened at London Film Festival in April Special screenings will also be held in Chandigarh Mumbai and Delhi For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi:Former Supreme Court judge Justice GS Singhvi who in 2012 pronounced the cancellation of 122 2G spectrum licences on Friday said the case before the top court was the allocation of spectrum without auction while the CBI court was to see whether there was a conspiracy in the allocation "The government at the first instance after auction said it got Rs 65000 crore Now it is says no loss of revenue Who did it It is for the people to decide" the retired judge told NDTV Representational image AP He said that the issue before the CBI court that acquitted Raja and others was different from the issue before the Supreme Court in 2012 in which all the licences issued by Raja were cancelled "The issue before the CBI court and the Supreme Court were completely different" he said "The issue before the Supreme Court was the allocation of spectrum without auction —the fundamental principle of distribution of natural resources through auction" he said adding that he held it was impermissible "Whether there was a conspiracy in spectrum allocation and any corruption was not before —that was for the CBI court to decide" he said The so-called scam hit the headlines after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report in 2010 claimed that the telecom ministry had caused a notional loss of Rs 176 lakh crore to the national exchequer by allocating 2G spectrum and licences to some companies at throwaway prices The Time magazine ranked it as the world’s second-biggest abuse of executive power after the infamous Watergate scandal in the US The CAG report gave rise to a massive anti-corruption stir in Delhi led by social activist Anna Hazare and India Against Corruption It became one of the main targets of the BJP against the UPA in the 2014 general election Written by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: October 5 2010 1:14 pm Related News Star kids are embraced warmly by the film industry The new star kid on the block is Tanuj Virmanison of actress Rati Agnihotri Reportedlythe youngster assisted a number of directors in the past and is being groomed to be an actor “That’s true” Rati confirms”Tanuj has assisted Ken Ghosh (Chance Pe Dance) and Glen Barretto (Aao Wish Karein) He’s even writtendirectedscriptededited and acted in three short films” Tanuj polished his acting skills from Kishore Namit Kapoor and he made three short films in case film-makers want to see how he looks on screen and also acts “Each short film is of 15-20 minutes duration” Tanuj reveals The youngster adds that he’s not looking for a conventional launch “There have been offersbut I don’t want to take rash decisions The script has to be goodthat’s more important” he states Look forward to Tanuj take his first step as a lead man For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAhmedabad:Prime Minister Narendra Modi willaddress eight rallies on 27 and 29 November in different parts of Saurashtra and south Gujarat where polling for the firstphase of Assembly polls will be held on 9 December Prime Minister Narendra Modi On the morning of 27 November Modi will address peoplein Bhuj town of Kutch district and later in the day in Jasdantown of Rajkot Dhari in Amreli and Kamrej in Surat district? 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