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PTI SDA DBR 04041704 For all the latest India News, which was brought down to 400-odd.George ya Jahangir? Therein that one heartbroken queryis the essence of West Is Westin which a Pakistani manwho calls UK homecomes visiting a previous home he hasnt been back to in years The question is wrenched from a previous wifewhom Jahangir-George Khan abandoned for a new countrynew lifenew wife It was your rightsays the first wifeher lined face and hooded eyes belying a beauty that was once hersbut did you ever think of useven once And there in Jahangirnow Georges downcast mienyou have the shamed admission that yeshe forgotthat yeshe has now rememberedbut only when it is expedient The reason for his coming back to his patch in Pakistan is a pointer to the kind of conflicted identities some immigrants wear on their frayed sleeve: to show his half-and- half son Sajidthe youngest from a British wifewho he is Who he really isnot just a bloody Paki who owns a corner chippy shopbut a man who commands respectowns landsand cattleand women In the originalEast Is Eastwe saw George shedding his Jahangir skinand learning to live with the ways of a country in which Paki is used in only one way: abuse The fact that he has a White wife (Linda Bassett) mediates his experience in a way that is different from those whose only interaction with people of another colour is over a shop counter Or in positions of having to provide low-paid services West Is West is drippybut still a watchable sequelin which the returning Jahangir-George is re-unitedtemporarilywith a lost vantage Of being in a place he didnt have to fight to belonga place he gave up on because there was nothing in it for him Om Puri fits right back into his role of a man who is neither here nor there almost as if he never left The young Aqib Khan lends heart to the film as the bullied Pakistani boy back in Salford who learns to wear a salwarand go out to the fields for morning ablutionseven if his interactions with a wise sage-like fellow in black robes is a bit of unnecessary exotica Bassett is as sharp as she was in the first onehere having to face the woman who had claim over her husband much before she met him Andwho knowsmay still have But the real revelation of the film is Ila Arunas the silentwounded wife who finds the strengthfinallyto move past the hurt of being passed over She is the one who doesnt have to go anywhere; she is home For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Shillong | Published: April 19 2010 9:06 pm Related News Succumbing to the revolt by Congress MLAsMeghalaya Chief Minister D D Lapang on Monday night resigned from the postpaving the way for his deputy Mukul Sangma to step into his shoes “I have stepped down gracefully and willingly The majority is with Mukul Sangma I respect the sentiments of the MLAs” Lapangwho took charge in May last yearsaid after submitting his resignation to Governor R S Mooshahary 76-year-old Lapang was asked by the governor to continue till alternative arrangements could be madeRaj Bhavan sources said The beleaguered chief minister had faced a revolt by 14 of the 28 party legislators in his government who were demanding his ouster and berths in the ministry Lapanga five-time chief ministerhad met Congress President Sonia Gandhi last evening in Delhi to apprise her of the developments He arrived here and drove straight to Raj Bhavan where he submitted his resignation A Congress Legislature Party meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday night where Sangma will be formally elected as the leaderLapang said At least 21 legislators have pledged ‘unconditional support’ to the 43-year-old Sangma who will head the fourth government in two years in the same assembly AICC Secretary in-charge Meghalaya L Faleiro and senior party leader Oscar Fernandeswho arrived here as AICC observers also met the governor and were understood to have apprised him of the developments The current ruling Congress alliancesworn in last year after the fall of the NCP-led governmentenjoys the support of 44 legislators — 28 from Congress9 from UDPtwo from Hill State Peoples Democratic Partyone from Khyun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement and four Independents in a house of 60 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | Published: July 23 2017 12:25 am Rao has no director After every rehearsal she watches herself on camera and edits (Source: NSD) Related News Maya Krishna Rao can command a crowd as easily as she fills auditoriums with her solo performances She has a reputation for not mincing her words and suffering no fools Yet the theatre actor says all she wants is to make people laugh “I want to go on a protest stage and do comedy The forces on the opposite side are so exhausting that as an artist the least I could do is help keep our sense of humour alive” she says Rao is leading the campaign against hate from the stage She has spent 45 years essaying roles from Indian and world classics and her own solo plays Her protest theatre articulates the anxieties of living in an unequal world The last piece was titled after the movement it supported Not In My Name and addressed the forces of Hindutva directly: “Don’t you dare / Not in my name /But don’t you dare / In the name of Allah Krishna Buddha Jehovah / Kalburgi Pehlu Khan Dabholkar Mohammad Akhlaque Pansare … / Junaaaaaaid” Her deep voice rolled through a crowd of several thousand at Jantar Mantar on June 28 as they clapped to her beat “If you are dealing with an issue on a protest stage you must truly believe in what you are doing and be fully present and people will hear you” says the actor who with her tumbling silver hair and dark eyebrows resembles Daenerys Targaryen the dragon queen from the series Game of Thrones Protest theatre is a political tool used by the underprivileged against religious social or political establishments Rao has adapted the form into a solo performance that has no storyline props or costumes It is a monologue which may be confrontational or deeply reflective “I have to stand on my feet and make a play because it is only then that I think” says the actor She does this in the living room of her house in a leafy neighbourhood of south Delhi The walls are covered with Kalighat paintings and black-and-white framed photographs of her mother Bharatanatyam dancer and actor Bhanumathi Rao “Art was not something we aspired to as children it was like brushing our teeth There was no living room because all the furniture would be pushed to one side and people would land up for rehearsals” she says She would learn Carnatic music in the morning and Kathakali in the afternoon Now Rao does yoga exercises stands in the middle of the floor plays music and “just waits” while a video camera rolls silently Most actors begin with a script For Rao it is the reverse “The impetus has to come from the body not from the head A certain kind of theatre emerges when it is only you in the room You learn to pull your voice and a landscape of characters from all around” she says Rao has no director After every rehearsal she watches herself on camera and edits Her plays include Ravanama in which the anti-hero of the Ramayana tells Sita the story of her life because she has forgotten it; Heads Are Meant for Walking Into in which a woman sits at her desk with bits of a puzzle that needs to be solved by stepping out into the real world; A Deeper Fried Jam a rock show cabaret in which there is a scene where Rao picks up salt and says “Yes one day we’ll eat /the salt of freedom/ Right here where I stand / the salt of Dandi / I promise you Gandhi” Rao’s protest theatre emerged in 2012 soon after the Delhi gangrape case when she was invited to perform at JNU (Source: NSD) It was in this room that one evening in 2015 Rao told her husband she was going to return her Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar to protest the lynching of Akhlaque in Dadri and the killings of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare “You feel that you are a medium between society and art These are interesting times for an artist The way things are playing out in the public domain is so intolerable that it moves you in the gut” she says The gut is to Rao what the heart is to the young romantics in her acting classes The lemon cover of Giulia Enders’ best-selling book Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ shines on her living room centre table “There is more tissue in the gut than in the head It’s a thinking place a feeling place a whirlpool and a springboard As actors we do a lot of exercise to feel our gut” she says Rao’s protest theatre emerged in 2012 She was following the news of the Delhi gangrape and the police crackdown on protesters when she received a phone call inviting her to a protest platform the next day at Jawaharlal Nehru University Rao made Walk with a stream-of-consciousness script: “Not 10 not 11 / 12 / midnight / raat ke barah baje/ midnight I want to walk / walk the streets of Delhi” she says Her movements are exaggerated versions of walking teetering lurching tilting and stopping Walk has carried the flag for a range of causes from the LGBT fight to an anti-ordinance gathering The play has become an articulation of different kinds of freedom “When I can walk to any place in my city at whatever time I will have new experiences and discover myself in new ways I want to sit at a bus stop at 3 am and knit or with a pen in my hand if I am a poet” she says Her artistic influences came from home and Modern School Barakhamba where theatre actor-director Om Shivpuri cast Rao as the fool in King Lear She ran away from the National School of Drama after three days and couldn’t face its director Ebrahim Alkazi for many years Rao made up by honing her theatre skills in England Her politics was shaped by the communist student’s movement when she was in college Miranda House and in JNU where she had enrolled for her graduate course in political studies “My husband and a lot of our friends are from the communist party” she says The couple refused to keep a help when they had a daughter But feeding cleaning and caring for the baby took so much of her time that Rao realised she needed a new language of theatre if she wanted to continue performing The furniture of the living room was moved back and Rao created a play on the Partition by Manto Khol Do as a solo work as her friend held a camera She had been recalling her old plays on the evening of Eid when she received a phone call from the organisers of #NotInMyName “I am becoming increasingly the kind of person who gets a call that says ‘parso aa jao’ I say ‘Ok’ because I feel it’s my job The magnitude of events is too big I have to do my thing” she says and adds “Anyway at 64 I have very little patience to go into a room and rehearse for months” “This is the first time I watched Rao perform and I was taken aback by her power passion and force of resistance She was able to turn a political issue into an individual concern” said Medha Patkar an activist of the Narmada Bachao Andolan who was among the audience at Jantar Mantar For a long time however Rao couldn’t get the first line of the script for Not In My Name “Words like ‘cow’ are so mundane We don’t use them in theatre” she says Once again her gut responded “I realised that the cow is a very male issue It is men who look after cows It is men who are getting lynched” she says “In the name of a cow my cow you strike a knife through me” was the opening line At Jantar Mantar it was the hook that held the crowd’s attention for a full 20 minutes as Rao’s voice rose and fell like the tide and her body moved between a dancer’s elegance and a marcher’s belligerence For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: June 8 2009 2:39 am Related News World cinema isnt just for adults A film festival at Epicentretargeted at young audiencesoffers a selection drawn from the archives of world cinema for children The action in the films shifts from medieval Austrian castles to ranches in Argentinaallowing young viewers a peek into the lives and adventures of children across the world Among the list of films is Canadian fantasy The Great Land of The Small in which two childrenJenny and Davidmeet a leprechaun-like creature called Fritz in the woods As they take on evil huntersthe message that emerges is that in this world it doesnt matter how big you arejust how big you dream? remineralized in calcium phosphate,the macabre finds expression in songs about cannibalism.but it? While at it,Kurbaan?s family. “This issue is being raised in Parliament… We have passed the Juvenile Justice Bill in Lok Sabha… We have two more days and we wish it could be cleared in Rajya Sabha too.

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