Celebrating Indian classic cinema, a five-month long film festival titled Best of Indian Cinemas is being organised in the Capital that will screen movies every alternate Saturday. The festival, in association with Doordarshan will kick off on 25 October at National Museum Auditorium. Eleven movies in different languages which are Indian classics will feature in the event. The opening day of the festival will screen the English movie For Real. Directed by Sona Jain, the movie throws light on the point of view of a six-year-old girl caught in a family discord. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’English movie Stumble (directed by Prakash Belawadi) will be screened on 8 November. The film won the Indian National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English in 2003. Nishad, a Malayali movie directed by Shaji N Karun will be shown on 22 November. The movie plot is on the tensed atmosphere of 1971 when the war broke out between India and Pakistan.Marathi movie, Maala Aai Vhhaychy, directed by Samruoddhi Porey and Bengali movie Elar Char Adhyay directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay will be screened on 13 and 27 December respectively. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTamil movie Kanchivaram by Priya Darshan; Marathi movie Deool, directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni will be screened on 10 and 24 January respectively. English movie Mr & Mrs Iyer, directed by Aparna Sen; Hindi movie Khargosh directed by by Parseh Kamdar will feature in the month of February on 14 and 28.The last month of the festival will screen the English movie The Last Lear directed by Rituparno Ghosh and Bengali movie Herbert directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay on 14 and 28 March respectively.When: 25 October – 28 March Where: National Museum, Janpath
Also, sources said, de-recognition by the university is likely to result in the prestigious college losing funds from the University Grants Commission (UGC), which currently provides 95 per cent funding to the institution with the remaining money coming from the CNI-controlled St Stephen’s Trust.Stephen’s principal Valson Thampu, who is retiring in February next year, has circulated a draft amendment in which he has proposed that the principal be empowered to take disciplinary action against students or staff irrespective of the Governing Body’s opinion. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportHe has also called for giving a major say to CNI in the functioning of the college, handing over the faculty appointments and admissions to the Supreme Council and amending the composition of the GB.The amendment also proposes to replace St Stephen’s College Trust, which currently runs the college, with a proposed St Stephen’s Educational Society, which will have the power to establish Stephen’s-like private institutions across the country.But, the proposed amendment is likely to become a bone of contention between St Stephen’s and Delhi University as, according to university statutes, a constituent college of DU is bound to follow common rules laid down in the ordinance regarding faculty appointments, constitution of governing bodies and powers of the principal. Also Read – Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief join BJP”If the institution which was granted the status of constituent unit changes the very nature of the constitution, its recognition will be jeopardised. There are certain exemptions for Stephen’s due to its being a minority college but, in this case, DU may object to any amendment which is prejudicial to the university and, if the college is de-affiliated, it might lose UGC funding,” a source said.According to university Statute-30(D), any amendments that pertain to content of teaching, rules and regulations of faculty appointments and service conditions and modification of the constitution of Governing Body can be effected only after an enquiry is done by the DU’s Executive Council, which is the statutory decision-making body. University officials said they believe that, “St Stephen’s will deliberate before taking any such step that may undermine its relationship with Delhi University and be prejudicial to the age-old bond between the two”.Thampu, however, is claiming that it is the Supreme Council’s decision to amend the constitution and there is no violation of procedures or law in the same. “Whatever has been proposed is very much within the ambit of the law. I can challenge anyone to find any legal or procedural or statutory loophole in the same,” he said.
New Delhi: Purelogic Labs India, an initiative to increase awareness about air pollution in India, today announced the launch of India’s first one of a kind motorized air mask, Prana Air Motion Mask. Engineered with special attention to details such as the quality of toxic air in a particular city and the various issues that one might face when breathing in, Prana Air Motion Mask provides maximum protection from the deadly haze and air pollutants both indoors and outdoors. The mask is the most convenient, effective and affordable anti-pollution solution that lets you be safe while on the go. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Prana Motion Air Mask is built of more than 30 unique parts equipped with anti-microbial and anti-allergy qualities. The adjustable foam head strap comfortably fits on all head sizes and doesn’t have any odor or itch the skin, keeping it soft and smooth. The powerful motor carefully calibrated into the mask produces up to 2L/s air volume in comparison to the average human intake of 0.5L/s. The motor in the mask helps in creating just the right pressure to keep your airways open so you can breathe in and out easily. This motor comes with 3 different speed settings in the form of a toggle switch, which can help you set the level of air as per your activity such as walking, jogging or running. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive The motion mask has a medical silicon grade which takes the shape of your face, leaving no space for the air to come in from anywhere but the filter. The filters in the mask stops even the smallest of dust particles ranging from PM1 to PM 2.5. There are 3 different kinds of filters in the mask planted with 5 more layers. There is a pre-filter which stops the big particles of the dust. The mask also features 2 layers of activated carbon eliminating toxic gas and 2 layers of HEPA filters stopping dust particles up to PM1. These dust particles cause respiratory issues such as bronchitis and asthma. In a standard mask, you breathe in and out the same air which gives little to no space for the carbon dioxide to go out freely, making you feel tired. The Prana Air motion air mask has micro ventilators that open and close when you inhale and exhale giving you clean air to breathe. These micro ventilators attached to the motion mask also enhance the protection in the rapid extraction of heat and moisture. With this combination, you can experience enhanced breathability and cooler airflow while wearing the mask for a long period of time. Commenting on the launch of the product, Mr. Rohit Bansal (Director), Purelogic Labs, said, “We believe that breathing fresh and clean air should be everyone’s basic right. Therefore, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable, fresh and clean air for all. The Prana Air motion mask has been carefully curated with essential techniques needed to completely purify the air that you and your family breathe. It’s apersonal protection product with the capability to neutralize hazardous oxidizing gases in the air.”