Gold Coast: Jitu Rai broke the games record to claim the gold medal by some distance in men's 10m air pistol, underlining why he is rated as one of India's premier shooters, while Om Prakash Mitharval bagged bronze in the Commonwealth Games here today. World Championship silver medallist Rai shot 235.1 to comfortably finish top of the podium. Mitharval, who had established a new qualification games record with 584, eventually finished with the bronze medal after aggregating 214.3 in the eight-man finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Australia's Kerry Bell secured the silver medal with 233.5, having managed to topple Mitharval from the second position. In the finals, Jitu started on a strong note and led with 100.4 at the end of stage 1, while Mitharval was third with 98.1. In stage 2 elimination, Rai started with 10.3 and 10.3 to lead the pecking order, even as his compatriot moved up and displaced Bell at second place with two 10.1s. Championship Rai continued to surge ahead … [Read more...] about CWG 2018: Jitu Rai shoots Gold in 10m air pistol
It was the court of the great Nizam of Hyderabad, the wealthiest Indian prince of the time. There were very many stories on his pride and how he made even those like Lord Curzon bend the knee with his extreme demands. Before such a man was the painter from Kerala, Raja Ravi Varma. He was well-respected down South but Nizam didn’t bother to meet him or give a commission. Historian Manu S Pillai, who was in conversation with art conservator Rupika Chawla recently at Kerala History Museum in Kochi, says, “If Ravi Varma wore his fame on his shoulders like a chip, he would have probably taken offence and left, but he didn’t. He was different.” At the event titled ‘Ravi Varma and his contemporaries,’ the duo painted a verbal picture of the legendary painter’s professionalism and adventures, through vibrant anecdotes and history. Manu narrates, “Ravi Varma had already painted for many maharajas at that time, but he was kept waiting with a bunch … [Read more...] about The many shades of Raja Ravi Varma
New Delhi: Seems like, the reigning queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut, is skilled not only at stunning us time and again with her thrilling performances, but also at keeping people in the dark. 'Friends' sitcom's Chandler Bing's famous dialogue, "Can open, worms everywhere" appears to go really well with this situation. Here are her five audacious but well circulated lies. Firstly, the 'Tanu weds Manu' actress, who reportedly celebrated her 29th birthday in March this year, has, in fact, completed 30 and is going on 31. According to the passport copy received by ANI, the actress, who claims to be in her 20s, was born in 1986. Secondly, Kangana floated a rumour of being the highest paid actress in Bollywood, but it is a well-known fact that it is her alleged rival, Deepika Padukone, who commands the highest fees in B'town. Reportedly, Kangana was paid Rs. 11 crores for some film, whose name keeps getting more and more vague. Presently, Kangana did … [Read more...] about Kangana, a ‘Queen’ of lies?
With examinations coinciding with the festival of Holi, this has traditionally been a lean period for Bollywood.Only four Holi releases -- Race, Kahaani, Malamaal Weekly and to an extent, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster Returns -- have succeeded at the box office. This year, we will see Dirty Politics, Hey Bro, Badmashiyaan: Fun Never Ends and Coffee Bloom in theatres. While we await their fate, here's a look at the Holi releases in the past decade. 2014 Image: Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor in Bewakoofiyaan Last year, Ayushmann Khurranna and Sonam Kapoor's Bewakoofiyaan opened on Holi. It was a decent film but flopped at the box office. A year later, Ayushmann had the last laugh as his Dum Laga Ke Haisha is going great in the same season. 2013 Image: Mahi Gill with Jiten Lawani in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns When Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns was announced with Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill returning for the sequel, the film carried some buzz. Irrfan's … [Read more...] about Holi Movies In The Last 10 Years
The first phase of campus placements concluded at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras on Sunday, December 8, 2019. According to the press release issued by the institute, 831 offers were made from 184 companies during the first phase of placements, including 34 international offers from 17 companies. Including the previous 167 Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), the total number of offers stands at 998 at the end of Phase 1. This number goes up to 1016, including the offers made to students of 2018-19 batch who re-registered for the current Phase I. The second phase of campus placements will begin in the second half of January 2020.A total of 1,298 students were in the fray for the campus Phase I Placements during 2019-20. Out of this, 22% of the registered students were females.Including the accepted pre-placement offers (PPOs), a total of 848 students have already been placed at the end of phase 1 of placements for 2019-20. This is around the same as … [Read more...] about IIT Madras Placements 2019: Phase 1 concludes, 848 students placed