The political science department of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College for women, Punjabi bagh, Delhi University hosted a freshers part

The political science department of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College for women, Punjabi bagh, Delhi University hosted a freshers party for the first year students. The event took place on 20 September 2017, Wednesday.
A group of students from all the three years stunned the audience by the fashion walk on the stage and some students from the department kept the audience thrilled through their dance performances. Students of second year, Rashmeet and Rachna scripted the anchoring. Whole event organised by second year students Tejasvi, Shivani and their team They made sure to add some pieces of shayri to woo the students.

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Audiance was kept busy through various games. Along with these activities the race for the prominent title of Miss Freshers was on. Students had to go through 2 levels First,they had to walk on the stage and introduce themselves.

Lastly,they had to display their talent through singing, dancing,etc. The final decision was taken by the teachers. Miss chakshu priya Was awarded as 'Miss freshers 2017'.The whole event was organised and implemened through the efforts of students from both Second and the Third year. These events were followed by lunch. The event was a great success and freshers seemed content.

AR Rahman: Filmmakers are only interested in depicting the lives of failed musicians

With self-styled godmen/women regularly grabbing headlines in the past few weeks in relation to various criminal cases, the apex body of Hindu saints Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) released a list of 14 "fake babas" and demanded a crackdown on "rootless cult leaders".
"We appeal to the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts, bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis," the body's president Swami Narendra Giri said.
The parishad is a council of akharas, which are monastic orders drawing their spiritual lineage from 8th-century seer Adi Shankara, who is said to have established orders of martial monks with the aim of defending the Hindu dharma, PTI reported.
"We are going to send copies of this list to the Centre, the state governments and the Opposition parties with the demand that a strong legislation be brought to check the activities of these self-styled cult leaders," Giri said.

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AR Rahman
Filmmakers usually show the rags to riches story in biopics of sports personalities, but music maestro AR Rahman says he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen.

AR Rahman
Rahman feels people are only interested in making biopics on musicians, who have led a tragic life. "I think people are interested to do biopics on failed people or failed musicians who die of poverty or drug addiction," the musician told PTI. "Even abroad if you look at Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers movie, it is all about how a guy fails, is disillusioned, is a drug addict, and gets thrown out of the house. So, that perception has to go. Musicians are not losers, they are winners," he says. Rahman says in his recently released film One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film, they talk about "celebrating music and not about failures or remorses." He says if he ever has the opportunity to make a biopic on someone from the world of music, he would choose to bring Bismillah Khan and Ravi Shankar's life on celluloid. "There are many people (from the world of music on whom a biopic can be made) but the problem is you can't replicate what the person did. Like Bismillah Khan saab, you can't have a shehnai player like him, you can use the recording. Also a biopic on Ravi Shankar, they are celebrated Bharat Ratnas," Rahman says. Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning musician has been roped in to compose the music for the biopic on Bruce Lee, which is being directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. "It is a challenge as Shekhar expects a lot. I am looking forward to it." According to reports, the film will be a contemporary dramatisation of the 1950s Hong Kong social and political forces that made Bruce Lee a famous martial arts star and a modern day philosopher.

Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu regain possession of Pali Hill bungalow, locked in decade-long dispute

Bollywood screen legend Dilip Kumar and wife Saira Banu have regained possession of their disputed property at Pali Hill in Bandra, Mumbai. The property, which reportedly covers around 2,412 square yards, has been locked in a dispute since 2006 when Kumar handed it over to a firm for redevelopment. The problem arose when the firm didn't start construction on the plot, as promised. The Supreme Court recently directed the veteran actor to deposit Rs 20 crore with its registry as part payment to the firm, Prajita Developers Pvt Ltd, reported PTI. The firm was ordered by the court to return possession of the plot to Kumar, within seven days of receipt of the payment. On 12 September, the elderly couple were handed over the keys to the property, following which, Saira Banu took to Twitter to share the news:

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Reading out the resolution adopted during the meeting, RB Udaykumar told the media that those appointed by Jayalalithaa as office bearers, will continue to hold their positions in the party, reported ANI.

Beyond Lucknow Central and Qaidi Band, films with similar themes that released in the same year

Ahead of the release of Ranjit Tiwari's musical Lucknow Central this Friday on 15 September, there seems to be an air of familiarity around the film given that the audience was recently exposed to another film with a similar premise — Habib Faisal's Qaidi Band. Barely a month ago, Yash Raj Films released Qaidi Band, a film that revolved around a group of undertrials who form a band to channel their pain of being victimised by the system, into music. The trailer and synopsis of Lucknow Central revealed a similar setting and premise. While Qaidi Band was a launch pad for new talent (Ranbir Kapoor's cousin Aadar Jain, and Anya Singh), Lucknow Central is fronted by Farhan Akhtar.

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But this is not the first time that two films, having the same premise or setting, have seen the light of the day within the same year. While the reason behind the same could be two like-minded filmmakers banking on the flavour of the season or even serious.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh vs 23 March 1931: Shaheed
On 7 June 2002, two identical biopics on freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh released on the very same day. Rajkumar Santoshi's The Legend of Bhagat Singh, starring Ajay Devgn, and Guddu Dhanoa's 23rd March 1931: Shaheed, with Bobby Deol, had a head-on collision at the box office.
While neither film fared too well at the box office, The Legend of Bhagat Singh gained the upper hand critically as it went on to win two National Awards the next year. This box office clash probably also turned out to be a lesson learnt the hard way for filmmakers who dared to release similar films on the same day.
A Class 2 student of the high-profile Ryan International School in Gurgaon was found dead on the morning of 8 September after his throat was slit with a sharp-edged weapon allegedly by 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar inside the toilet as the boy resisted a bid to sodomise him.
His plea has sought setting up of a committee headed by a former apex court judge for suggesting guidelines to be framed and implemented under the observance of the top court.
It has also sought a "free, fair, independent and fearless investigation including an enquiry and investigation by the CBI" under the supervision of the court.
The plea also sought a direction for ensuring safety and security of family members of the deceased boy..