“Non acceptance and intolerance in cities have grown to the level that people are being killed in Delhi. is a satirical tale told in a humorous manner. The story has grown with me I would also like to share that 70 per cent of ‘What A Loser’ is autobiographical” Dubey told PTI Screenplay writing comes naturally to Dubey “Even if you read my novel it’s not very conventional” He is currently working on two projects – “Ek Aadhan Ishq” and developing the screenplay of “What A Loser” “I am going to direct this book into a film – this will be my directorial debut” he says The main character in the humorous book is Pandey Anil Kumar Sinha (PAKS) who comes to Delhi with precisely three things – his jaded old trunk full of sattu and achaar; a borrowed dream of becoming an IAS officer from his clerk father; and to sleep with a milky white Punjabi girl However PAKS’s goals begin to change when he falls in love enrols for English classes and finds cool friends Then suddenly he is pushed to the forefront of college elections and he becomes a hero Dubey who worked as a script supervisor in Vidya Balan and Imraan Hashmi starrer “Ghanchakkar” is in love with North Campus “I have stayed in the so-called UPSC village – an area around North campus All the characters in the book are real and many names are real with their consent And even 95 per cent of incidents are real and true It’s the diary of someone who has seen North Campus It’s not just a phase in university but it’s a way of life North campus is a habit It’s an addiction Even today when I come to Delhi I visit the North campus It’s like a first crush” he says Dubey who has established a production banner Sadak Chaap which showcases grass-roots short films says his book is like a “very beautiful girl who is a stranger whom you meet in a train while travelling No baggage attached You get hold of the book and you move on with the sweet memories It’s like one night stand with a stranger but a beautiful moment” So what it takes to write good humour “The most important thing is to be able to make fun of yourself crack jokes at yourself you being at the centre This is a big practice and it comes by laughing at yourself – your imperfections insecurities funny habits No one else can do anything against you Using yourself as metaphor – you can narrate humour” he says On what inspired him to write “What A Loser” Dubey says he has always seen books which have been made thick and boring “So I thought of writing something very interesting for the non readers of the society I want to convert non-readers into readers by writing very interesting stuff I want to grow as a writer along with the growth of readership in my readers” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: BollywoodHungamacom | Mumbai | Published: March 26 2014 12:59 pm ‘Aayi Bala Ko Taal Tu’ is a black comedy that touches upon the current political scenario Related News Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will once again play a role with grey shades in the upcoming film ‘Aayi Bala KoTaal Tu’ The actor along with Ram Kapoor will be playing competitive politicians in this satire Not divulging many details Ram Kapoor maintains that ‘Aayi Bala Ko Taal Tu’ is a black comedy that touches upon the current political scenario The film is also said to have Konkana Sen Sharma Divya Dutta and Shilpa Shukla in prominent roles While it will be directed by debutant Shubho Shekhar Bhattacharya the film will be produced by Arindham Chaudhuri Currently the cast and crew of ‘Aayi Bala Ko Taal Tu’ are completing their first shoot schedule in Chandigarh For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: September 13 2014 1:47 am Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York addressing a gathering at Central Park in the capital on Friday Related News AT 330 pm on Friday a photograph of a deserted Central Park began doing the rounds of Facebook garnering thousands of comments likes and shares It wasn’t the picture that was the rage but the caption under it “For those of you in Delhi who want to say hello I’ll be in Central Park Connaught Place at 6 pm It was enough to bring nearly a thousand to the venue an hour before time The photo was posted by Brandon Stanton the photographer behind the hugely popular photoblog Humans of New York (HONY) The 30-year-old is visiting India as part of a 50-day world tour spanning 11 countries in partnership with the United Nations He has already travelled to Iraq Jordan South Sudan Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya and Ukraine Stanton has been in India for a few days and has been posting photos from Jammu and Delhi on his blog Instagram account and Facebook page His Facebook page alone has 96 million followers and he has also released a book by the same name in 2013 At Central Park he gives a demonstration on how to approach strangers for photos with a few lessons on storytelling “I meet so many people every day who want to be a part of the blog and I refuse so many It makes me a bad guy but the first rule is to have boundaries hard boundaries” Stanton says Seated on the ground with an enthusiastic bunch of youngsters around him Stanton was overwhelmed with the cards posters and “I love you” shout-outs that came his way every few minutes Eager to get featured on his blog several people turned up in quirky clothes — dhotis paired with formal shirts a few fedoras neon dresses coloured hair streaks and Lennon glasses “I don’t look for anything other than someone I can talk to a story I haven’t heard before” Stanton says After refusing selfies and autographs Stanton demonstrates how to approach people for photos Picking up a girl from the audience he says “Never approach anyone from behind You have to be as non-threatening to strangers on the road as possible” He advises the audience to start with a broad question and follow it up with more till one finds a unique story He calls out to a volunteer Vaishnavi “What’s your greatest struggle right now” He is rewarded with a cute vignette on her missing her mother and Mumbai Then he asks one of his famous questions: “What is your advice to a big group of people” He says “Do not wait for perfect If you have a dream or an idea do not wait until it looks perfect in your heart” After taking a group shot Stanton waves goodbye The crowd is in no mood to let him go They follow him till his car triggering a traffic snarl Twenty minutes later Stanton true his word posts the group photo on HONY with the caption “Thanks to all of you who came to the meet up in Delhi It went about as well as a spontaneous meet-up could possibly go Amazingly we were able to have a pretty organised calm speech Until the very end of course when we ran from police Coolest part for me was when police were looking for someone to blame for the crowd and asked: ‘Who is he with’ and everyone screamed in unison: ‘All of us’” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App including in Ukraine, with a $10 million bond set for Manafort and a $5 million bond for Gates.Jo Konta is 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Why ? who will to address a rally at Shipra? To start this process in the country, 2014 10:12 am Served by Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur, “Sampling kits which are required for testing the presence of H5N1 virus in human beings will reach PGI soon. The 33-year-old artist?The book is not just about me as an artist. Truly Respect you ?#greatmen #proudindian #rajputboy” The Indian Prime Minister visited theUSA Netherlands and Portugal Modi was visiting the United States for the first time since Donald Trump took over as the President In his three-nation tour Modi was gifted a bicycle by Dutch Prime MinisterMark Rutte Trump who called Modi a true friend said “We have had tremendous meetings today a tremendous success And we enjoy a wonderful relationship but it’s never been better than it is today And again anytime you’d like we want to have you back as soon as possible” Jadeja who recently became a father to a baby girl ‘Nidhyana’ is in India’s 15-man squad for the five-match ODI and a T20I series against West Indies After being dropped from the first two one-dayers and Kuldeep claiming three wickets on his debut chances of Jadeja making into the playing XI are very sleek The third ODI will be played atSir Vivian Richards Stadium Antigua on June 30 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ruhi Bhasin | Mumbai | Published: July 17 2017 1:09 am Framroz Court building at Marine Drive is among the prominent Art Deco buildings in Mumbai The term Art Deco was popularised in the 1960s Some of the defining features of Art Deco are geometric patterns like zigzag rounded balconies and elements like wave deck-style railings etc besides the font style (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran) Top News “You look but do you really understand what you are seeing” asks Atul Kumar referring to the line of buildings that people gaze at on the road opposite the promenade while walking along Marine Lines enjoying the sea breeze Kumar is the founder of Art Deco Mumbai an initiative attempting to engage with the people of Mumbai while creating awareness and an understanding about the city’s heritage For Kumar who has lived in Marine Drive area all his life it was a journey of really seeing the buildings around him to understand the need for saving Mumbai’s Art Deco heritage and putting it on the world map Incidentally Marine Lines has the second largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami Kumar started by participating in the campaign spearheaded by various residential associations in the area around 2010 to get Oval Maidan nominated as a heritage precinct by the state government which was finally achieved in 2015 With the Centre having given its nod for nomination of this area as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO the World Heritage Centre in Paris recently wrote to the government and is likely to send a mission to the city by September-October for the purpose The next step in Kumar’s journey entailed starting Art Deco Mumbai which is only a year old now “For me it was a sense of disappointment of people in the city not understanding this built heritage While Art Deco is recognised and celebrated the world over this was not the case in Mumbai despite the massive repository of such heritage” he says Kumar started by going live on digital media with photos of various Art Deco buildings A finance professional he started taking photos of such buildings on his own before starting with a small team comprising two architects and two interns “Legislation is trying to save this built-up heritage but can only be up till a point What is really required is stakeholder involvement” he explains As he started documenting this work Kumar realised the power of the pictures “To really understand what Art Deco was I had to read up meet experts and faculty” he says adding that most of his knowledge on this subject was self-taught Quoting from the Chicago Art Deco Society Book the Art Deco Mumbai website explains: “Art Deco as both a style and a set of sensibilities that have in common their creator’s desire to make the designed objects of the world modern and appropriate for the machine age but without abandoning most of the central assumptions about proportion composition decorum and beauty that had animated western art and design for centuries…” The term Art Deco was popularised in the 1960s The architectural style emerged with a legendary 1925 exposition in Paris Some of the defining features of Art Deco are geometric patterns like zigzag rounded balconies and elements like wave deck-style railings etc besides the font style For Kumar his favourite Art Deco building in Mumbai is Pai House in Matunga “It is a beauty It has a very streamlined curvilinear balcony” he says Other favourites include Shiv Shanti Bhavan at Churchgate “I also like Framroz Court at Marine Drive which is in a state of disrepair” adds Kumar He talks about the interest and feedback photos of such buildings has created in the last one year “Residents of such buildings have come forward and told us that they were going to go for repair work but after being made aware of their building being a heritage structure they will review their plans and try to preserve the building style” says Kumar This initiative has led to people especially architects having knowledge of Art Deco getting in touch with them Most recently Columbia University had reach out to them “We recently hosted students from the Columbia University Global Scholars Program We arranged for walking tours lectures and discussed the purpose of starting this organisation” says Kumar The website has been up and running for less than a month now Companies colleges have all reached out to the organisation for information to gain a deeper understanding of this built heritage unique to Mumbai The group has tried documenting all Art Deco buildings from Regal to Colaba Post Office “We divided the area into zones and then blocks Each block comprised eight to 14 buildings A team was assigned to each block which included an architect and an intern photographer There were 374 buildings in the area of which 53 were identified as Art Deco” says Kumar For him the joy is in being invited into people’s home who take pride in living in such buildings or simply want to take photos for them “It’s the idea of people taking pride in the city” he says adding that he got a recent request from a resident from Walkeshwar who simply wanted to capture Art Deco buildings for the group through photographs “It all excites me” says Kumar pointing to the booking window of Regal as an example of what people often miss out on “Look at its detail it’s beautiful” he says For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsA day after 13 of his 22 MLAs pledged their support to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a furious RJD Chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said the JD(U) leader was behind the poaching of his MLAs and the Speaker too was involved RJD Chief Lalu Prasad PTI Speaking to reporters ahead of an emergency meeting called to do a headcount of his MLAs Prasad sought to compare what Nitish was doing to America’s ‘Watergate scandal’ Nine of the thirteen MLAs are likely to attend "Jo Nitish ne kiya hai woh America ka ‘Watergate’ ki tarah hai" Lalu said further alleging that the Bihar Speaker was also involved in the ‘conspiracy’ "Bihar Assembly Speaker misrepresented facts to break RJD. Both JD(U) and BJP are involved in this" The RJD MLAs who on Monday walked out were Samrat Chaudhary Raghvendra Pratap Singh Durga Prasad Singh Lalit Yadav Anirudh Kumar Jeetendra Rai Akhtar-ul-Islam Sahin Akhtar-ul-Iman Abdul Gafood Faiyazz Javed Iqbal Ansari Ram Lakhan Ram Raman and Chandrasekhar But soon after news of the resignations emerged six of the 13 MLAs turned up at Prasad’s door saying their signatures had been forged and they had no intentions of quitting the party Three more are expected to ‘return’ to the party Samrat Chaudhary the son of senior RJD leader Shakuni Chaudhary had alleged on Monday that Prasad had turned his party into the ‘B team’ of Congress in the last three months "The party which sent him to jail by tearing up an ordinance has become the ideal of Lalu Prasad who is losing no opportunity to pester its leaders" Chaudhary told reporters "It will be better for Lalu Prasad to merge the party with Congress instead of allying with it for the Lok Sabha elections" New Delhi: SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today drew flak from political parties and women and social activists for questioning capital punishment to rapists and saying "boys commit mistakes" for which they should not be hanged Hours after his highly controversial comments Congress slammed Yadav saying these were "unfortunate" Mulayam Singh Yadav PTI "It is unfortunate that any leader makes such a statement regarding a crime like rape Such statements encourage persons involved in such crimes" Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza told reporters here BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the comment smacked of Yadav playing "minority politics" in the backdrop of recent Muzaffarnagar riots in which many women were allegedly raped "Mulayam Singh Yadav must have thought of playing minority politics in Nirbhaya case also" he said adding there was no law which provides for death sentence to juveniles and under the Juvenile Act they are released in three years for these offences Addressing an election rally in Moradabad Yadav had also said that after the Nirbhaya incident people have started to get worried Social activist Kiran Bedi said "These statements call for total boycott of such a political leader People should be asked to vote out such people completely" "That is exactly the reason when such people in power do not deliver and society as a whole feels insecure This statement is against the society and it is spreading lawlessness" she said Noted activist on women issues Ranjana Kumari demanded Yadav’s arrest in the light of these remarks "Women of the country should not vote for his party whether it is in UP or somewhere else and he should be boycotted as a politician because he not only made these comments but also worked to stop women’s reservation bill" she said She said the EC should take cognisance of it and an FIR must be lodged against him for making such a statement as "calling rape a small mistake is directly encouraging rape" Former Chairman of National Commission for Women Poornima Advani said "Public apology is the least The Election Commission should take up this matter This is a negative and useless election stunt which is going to hit him hard And I am sure he will be voted out" PTI By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: February 15 2017 9:48 pm Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Related News Congress on Wednesday alleged the tussle between the Shiv Sena and BJP was nothing but a ‘hogwash’ aimed at diverting people’s attention from various ‘scams’ under their guard in state government and BMC “The tug of war between Sena and BJP ahead of civic polls was a hogwash aimed at diverting the voters’ attention from their failures in the state and the Mumbai civic body where the two parties are allies” state unit Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant told reporters Watch What Else Is Making News: He said the “spat” was nothing but a ploy to divert attention from the “scams” under the Sena-BJP rule “The two parties are trying to fool people In the 2014 elections to Assembly and the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation Sena and BJP fought separately and criticised each other but reunited later for the sake of power” Sawant said He said the estranged allies will join hands after the results of the civic polls slated for February 21 are declared For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 18 2017 3:05 pm MS Dhoni (lying) with Virat Kohli Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul Related News MS Dhoni has time and again proved how cool he is Be it on the field or off it the former India captain has been given the tag “Captain Cool” He once again proved that on Monday After India won the first one-day international against Australia in Chennai they flew to Kolkata for the second ODI But at Chennai airport Dhoni was seen resting on the floor while others were sitting beside him The official handle of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a few pictures of the Indian Cricket Team from the airport in which Virat Kohli Dhoni Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul can be seen They captioned it “How cool is that” Rahul also tweeted one of the pictures and captioned it as“that is how you relax after taking a 1-0 lead #TeamIndia #INDvAUS” That is how you relax after taking a 1-0 lead #TeamIndia#INDvAUSpictwittercom/EiCH9ruPep — BCCI (@BCCI) 18 September 2017 Dhoni had earlier done a similar thing against Sri Lanka when he slept on the ground during a match which was interrupted by the crowd The fans had resorted to throwing battles on the field to protest against Sri Lanka’s poor performance Travel days with the team be like…? Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being an inspiration to all the Indians around the world. one of the options is the Norway model.

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through financial markets, The Pentagon had little to say on the subject Friday. While Pakistan still has an unorganised music industry, drawing criticism from opposition leaders. BJP leaders had pointed at alleged interference by MP Sanjay Raut in the matter.” the National Award winning actress tweeted Monday. “Yes,Brahmbhatt and Shah were neighbours in Borseli Apartments and used to borrow money from each other in need.who is investigating the case, ? pictwittercom/PaGparF7us — Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) 12 August 2017 Sadio Mane scored a superb equaliser for Liverpool in the match against Watford in the first Premier League match of the season on Saturday He exchanged a series of passes with Firminho before entering into the Watford penalty area and steering the ball expertly past Heurelho Gomes For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: November 17 2016 2:58 pm Arjun Rampal to next appear in Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 Related News Actor Arjun Rampal says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move will benefit the country in the long run And he makes no bones about admitting how the timing of the release of his latest film Rock On 2 has turned out to be unfortunate Rock On 2 released on November 11 and Modi had announced thescrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to curb circulation of black money on November 8 The ensuing cash crunch among the audience directly impacted the box office figures for the movie which would have registered promising footfall Arjun who plays a key character in Rock On 2 said: “Well when the entire country does not have enough earning how will Rock On 2 do business People don’t have enough money in their hand It is an unfortunate timing for us and for any other film “Rock On 2 is a good film I would still request those who have money to please watch the film” Also read |Rock On 2 team refutes claims of plagiarising anysong Supporting the demonetisation move Arjun said: “I think that in the long term this decision is going to be good for our country The move has shaken those people who are involved in black money business In future people will keep their money in banks and pay tax Thus the interest rates will drop I think the quality of life is going to be better” WATCH VIDEO:Big Relief For Farmers Families Celebrating Weddings: Find Out More The 43-year-old actor will next be seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2 along with Vidya Balan Also read |Rock On 2 box office collection: Film earns a measly Rs 7 crore in firstweekend Asked about his expectations from the film Arjun said: “I can assure you that we have made a very good film Sujoy Vidya and the entire cast have really worked hard We are trying to raise the bar The audience should go and watch with family because there are wonderful things to discuss” India vs England Live Score http://s.indianexpresscom/article/sports/cricket/live-cricket-score-india-vs-england-ind-vs-eng-2nd-test-day-1-video-streaming-commentary-vizag-4379793/ More from the world of Entertainment: “I keep my fingers crossed for things to become better for people to go and watch the movie Save your money and watch ‘Kahaani 2’” he said The suspense thriller is set to release on December 2 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: February 17 2014 11:55 pm Related News Public participation in the early life of the law is a welcome step forward The government has ordered all ministries and departments to open up pre-legislative scrutiny to a diverse set of stakeholders This will apply not only to legislation but also the rules and regulations that will govern the act the administrative working manuals usually framed by civil servants which affect how the law plays out in people’s lives Now there will be a mandatory 30-day period in which ministries will have to lay out the details of the proposed legislation in simple language and with clear explanations to seek citizens’ reactions While most democracies incorporate active listening in one form or another there have been varying levels of public participation in Indian law-making In rare instances like the Right to Information Act the law has been largely led by civil society groups Sometimes ministries solicit other views when they draft a bill — the sexual harassment at the workplace bill the model police act and the land acquisition bill being recent examples More often standing committees invite stakeholders and experts to depose in closed-door sessions as happened with among others the Forest Rights Act and the Food Safety and Standards Act Sometimes public opinion is sought when the rules are drafted But in this new framework citizen participation will be widely and proactively sought rather than left to the whim of a particular government department This process promises to imbue decisions with greater information expertise and legitimacy and allow public agencies to figure out levels of resistance and specific grievances to a bill The drafters can then craft a more considered consensus weighing interests carefully Parliament is not doing a stellar job of legislative scrutiny right now — apart from the distractions and adjournments about a third of the bills in this Lok Sabha skipped the standing committee Of course this exercise will not smooth the genuine disagreements in law-making or resolve competing needs and it is not meant to undercut the role of legislators — but it forces a useful public justification Despite the rhetorical appeal to the “common man” special interests whether NGOs or corporates will inevitably try to dominate this process But given that this reality already exists a transparent and formal system for unrestricted public feedback is a step forward For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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