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We were so proud. “I was shocked when he got in such a mess I am convinced that Cameron could be a fine actor and a person that cares for others I hope I can see that happen before I die I love Cameron” he added Cameronwho has pleaded guilty for drug dealingwill be sentenced on April 27 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shiny Varghese | Updated: December 27 2015 3:44 pm The Seth Ram Lal Khemka Haveli was restored with traditional building techniques which also gave the home a contemporary edge (Express photo by Oinam Anand) Related News Conservation can sometimes turn into conversions where reluctant non-believers are given a taste of ancient wisdom One such convert is Deoki Nandan Bagla 60 His grandfather’s haveli in Kashmere Gate in Shahjahanabad not only needed a new coat of paint but a complete makeover with glamorous marble flooring and state-of-the-art amenities After all his sons’ brides would arrive soon and they couldn’t be living in a house that’s nearly 165 years old without any modern facilities Seth Ram Lal Khemka Haveli sits in Chotta Bazar Delhi with a grand imposing archway and projecting balconies onto the street where wholesale motor parts are sold The colonial hybrid architecture of the three-storied haveli is offset by a large courtyard that pulls all the spaces within the house closer This had been home to Bagla’s grandparents since 1920 The traditional Marwari household had nearly 40 residents remembers Bagla “I was about six or seven years old and the central courtyard was where the children spent their time It was the hub for many functions – the baraat for my wedding left from here” he says Today it houses the couple and their three sons and family Unlike most havelis which sit in the liminal space between the past and the present this one would become a purveyor of conservation in Old Delhi Architect Aishwarya Tipnis and team entered the scene to do the restoration sympathetically without straining the aesthetics of the space After many rounds in and out of the offices of the Archaeological Survey of India the Heritage Conservation Committee and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi work began in late 2013 This was two years after Bagla finally got full possession of the co-owned house and obtained permission to work on the heritage structure Paras Constructions in Ghaziabad came on board as contractors and interior designers for the project It was time for the haveli to ring out the old and step into the new but without compromising on its principle architectural values It would change the design compass for Bagla who moved away from his stance of contemporary finishes to cooperate with Tipnis and her team towards honouring traditional methods of building The most important part was lime mortar plastering If Bagla’s intent was to preserve the memories of his childhood home where festivals meant old songs and ghee-laden food “the lime mortar recipe is pretty much like making a dal” says Tipnis Her research led them to various craftspeople and scholars who advised on adding everything from urad dal and gur to methi seeds and bel fruit to the lime It led to setting up a mortar mill in the courtyard After many samples with various ingredients a traditional lime plaster was ready to be caked on the walls Bagla who until then was a “cement man” became a “lime-plaster convert” says Tipnis as he learnt the nuances of slaked lime “The fireplace in the living room revealed distinct layers of traditional brickwork while foundations of 19th century walls were visible in rooms indicating that these were extended later” says Tipnis In many places the cement plastering had to be removed and the masonry was allowed to breathe Subsequently coats of lime mortar were applied The family continued to live in the house as work was being done There were other details to be managed as well such as the cornices which were lime plastered;the fanlights which got new textures; stained glass windows; and the chequered black-and-white flooring which were similar to the original Air-conditioning had to be fixed and bathrooms and kitchen overhauled Since it was a joint family two adjacent rooms which were used as a store and an office were joined to make way for a large kitchen and wash area After strengthening the structure laying the lime concrete floor and retrofitting gadgets and amenities into the kitchen one couldn’t tell this brand new kitchen was done without any cement Tipnis and her team went scouting for traditional Victorian tiles surveying old patterns of design in already restored havelis like the Chunamal Haveli in Chandni Chowk and even trying Jaipur Blue Pottery tiles Finally they arrived at Khurja around 85 km from Delhi where they could customise their 4×4 inches handmade ceramic tiles in blue and white These tiles would go up on courtyard walls and in the bathrooms Bagla’s business as a stainless steelware exporter had its benefits too Much of the intricate grillwork on the balconies and railings were done under his supervision keeping traditional patterns intact While the haveli gets the final touches it stands testimony to the owner’s pursuit for holding on to memories and the architect’s conviction in traditional ways of building But for Bagla nothing has changed in his grandparents’ house and yet everything has For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News He is a man of the cultural world and an emotional person.

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Iran At the time, For all the latest Entertainment News,s the other actress who likes to do her own makeup, says Yasmin Speaking of trendsshe says natural look is in Ironicallya lot of makeup goes into giving the natural look? The mini-restaurant would not only attract more visitors to the park but can provide snacks to daily visitors. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: October 28 2010 6:43 pm Related News Now we know why this Spring-Summer edition of the Wills India Fashion Week was devoid of any Bollywood star on the ramp It was all being saved up for designer Tarun Tahiliani’s finale where actresses Shilpa Shetty and Chitrangada Singh upped the glam quotient The absence of B-town celebs at this five-day extravaganza came as a surprise to manybut the Grand Finale on Wednesday night compensated for it all with a double dose of ‘filmi’ glamour While ‘Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi’ star Chitrangada walked the ramp in a blush-coloured sequinned sariTahiliani’s muse and longtime patron Shilpa sashayed down in a tulle bodice and a heavy paneled lehenga in malkha “Tarun reinvents me every time he designs something for me Its fabulous to see a new me each time I walk the ramp for him I am such an admirer of his clothes which are a nice fusion of Indo-Western” said Shilpa Her mehendi-adorned hands attracted the eyewhich invited questions as to her celebrating ‘Karva Chauth’ the previous day “Yesit was my first Karva Chauth and I have got mehendi on my feet too” said Shilpawho tied the knot with businessman Raj Kundra earlier this year IncidentallyTahiliani had designed the 35-year-old star’s wedding trousseau as well “The best thing about Tarun’s clothes is that they are timeless Clothes I bought from him seven years ago are still in my closet” said Shilpa Tahiliani’s show was a spectacle in itself with diffused light falling on white shredded ribbons lined up all around the hall creating a dreamy ambience Adding to it was a curtain of smoke at the foot of the ramp from where models made their entry The show began with a display of light on two huge white structures made of ribbons followed by the models walking down in Tahiliani’s creations This is my first Grand Finale at WIFW and I wanted to create a different ambience for it A fashion show is all about creating a mood which is reflected in the clothes” said Tahiliani A group of Rajasthani folk singers crooning ‘Ali Maula’ as the models broke into a jig on the rampbrought the show to an end The designer’s collection comprised sarispaneled lehengas and kurtisjodhpurs and jackets in fabrics like silkgauzetullemalkha and chiffon in earthy colours of sandcharcoalbeige and taupe “The idea was to create a handloom mood and so the colours used were very natural Fashion these days is all about juxtaposing two different things so we have something like a traditional lehenga teamed with a net top” said Tahiliani For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: February 5 2016 12:00 am Renowned painter and architect Satish Gujral with his work at IGNCA in New Delhi on Jan 21st 2016 Express photo by Ravi Kanojia Related News At 90 Satish Gujral fondly recalls the young boy of nine who first picked colours to doodle on paper Art was his outlet the voice he had found after an accident near Pahalgam in Kashmir which rendered him deaf It was the language through which he was to tell stories — of the traumatic Partition eternal relationship between man animal and technology and abstractionist mythological themes interspersed with the use of the Devanagari script Years later all of it is under one roof in a retrospective in Delhi On a wheelchair accompanied by wife Kiran as Gujral moves from one room to another the works of art he says are pages from his life “That young boy would have never imagined this day” he says with a smile Vivid memories are associated with several works others are more vague “Many of them I haven’t seen for years The works have their own life they travel move hands” says the artist who also moved rather swiftly from one medium to another playing with paint bronze clay blowtorch paper collage ceramics and architecture among others “When I felt I had said what I wanted through one medium and was losing excitement I shifted to another Material is the language of the idea If you change the idea the idea will find its own material” says Gujral Born in Jhelum Pakistan in 1925 Gujral recalls that his earliest lessons in art came not from the medium itself but through the words penned by poets such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz Ghalib and Iqbal As a young boy he accompanied his elder brother Inder then a student of Lahore College to gatherings and poetry reading sessions “He asked Ali Sardar Jafri (Urdu writer and poet) to advice me on poetry listening to the very first verse penned by me he advised me not to write poems and I followed his advice” says Gujral The most compelling and poignant learnings were yet to come though His training as an artist at the The Mayo School of Art in Lahore had equipped Gujral to draw together the three arts of painting sculpture and architectural drawing but it could not have prepared him for the cathartic partition Young Gujral accompanied his father in helping Hindus relocate to India witnessing the bloodshed and scathing anger Those scenes were to be translated into paintings in strong expressionist brushwork with anguished victims and bleak horizon The emotional outburst resulted in some of his best works — Mourning Days of Glory and Christ in Wilderness among several others In the following years he crossed several more borders each journey leaving an imprint on his art In 1952 an apprenticeship with Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros and exposure to the grand works of late José Orozco turned him to create murals in terracotta and ceramics Local metal-smithy techniques used to make cattle bells became the base material for sculptures during a brief period of tantric preoccupation after an extensive tour through Scandinavia and South America while travelling to Lima for the World Crafts Meet in 1958 While critics hailed him acclaimed art critic Charles Fabri declaring that his Partition series signified the advent of “a genius” in the art fraternity Gujral remained a recluse He could not relate with the Western Cubist and post-impressionist ideology of the then-prominent Progressive Artists Group and his differences with Husain have been legendary In his autobiography A Brush with Life he wrote about Husain: “Only a very perceptive mind could detect that behind the facade of unassuming reticence was an extremely calculating mind” The two crossed paths numerous times most famously when Husain dabbled with architecture with the Modi house in Delhi the same time when Gujral was designing the iconic Belgian embassy in Delhi (1980-83) His murals were already on the walls of Delhi High Court Shastri Bhavan and the Gandhi Bhawan in Chandigarh but now he was designing houses including the summer palace in Riyadh “Painting sculpture and architecture are the equal manifestation of a single aesthetic” he says He feared neither isolation nor flak So when his commissioned portrait of Lala Lajpat Rai for the Parliament in the early ’50s was rejected for not following the “Amrita Shergill style” he put it for public viewing His portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru (1957) was rather pensive but that of his daughter Indira was a more “ruthless” depiction Today he feels he said through colour what he did not otherwise Each hue and brushstroke was an emotion He looks at the years past and himself — the younger and more vulnerable Gujral in a 1954 self-portrait where he surrounded himself with the abstract whirls ready to take on the world For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: September 11 2012 1:00 pm Top News Actress Kareena Kapoor believes that her portrayal of a fading Bollywood superstar in “Heroine” is her bravest role so far The filmdirected by Madhur Bhandarkaris said to have been inspired by real-life incidents from B-town and Kareena says not many actresses would have taken the risk of accepting this role “I wanted to be a heroine since my childhood I am happy that ‘Heroine’ has turned out to be my bravest role Not many actresses would want to play the role of a declining superstar” said Kareena “Typically you see films where a star’s journey is shown from rise to fall and then rise In ‘Heroine’ that’s not the case as from the very first frame you can see that this superstar is declining” she adds Kareena accepted the part because she connected with the character of Mahi Arora and also felt that this was a challenge worth taking “I always take challenges when it comes to performance oriented roles and ‘Heroine’ isn’t something that I could have missed I played a prostitute at the age of 22 when many people around me said that it was a wrong move and said I was way too young to pick up such a part “StillI was convinced to play the part so I did it Similarly when not many would have been courageous enough to take up the part of ‘Heroine’I went ahead and did that The character is such that you feel connected to it and really feel bad about what she is going through” she says Bhandarkar had first offered the film to Kareena and when things couldn’t work out due to date issueshe had taken the film to Aishwarya Rai Later when Aishwarya got pregnantit was time for Kareena to return to the film with her date diary being sorted out “As I have always maintainedit was destiny coming into play Moreoverevery film comes with a ‘kundli’ of its own I feel whatever happensit is ultimately for the best” As for comparisons with the character of Mahi AroraKareena says that it is way too extreme since in real life she is very sorted out “I am not someone like Mahi though I could easily relate to the scenes as they take place in the film I have given my 200 per cent to the film and the kind of reactions that are coming have reassured me that I have done something well” Moreoverthe reassurance that came her way from her director further kept the motivation level up for her “Madhur has this perception that since he makes these hard hitting filmshe would be considered very serious by people around him However the fact is that in real life he is so much fun He is so positive that it makes things easy on the sets “I may be doing a scene and he may compliment by screaming ‘jalwa’ I got used to his vocabulary over a period of time I have made a friend in Madhur and can proudly say that together we have taken this film a step forward over what we had envisioned” With Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda in principal roles along with Divya DuttaShahana Goswami and Ranvir Shorey’Heroine’ releases all over on September 21 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News The department has decided to double its domestic breeding checkers (DBC) staff, ? The union will fight for the rights of this community, he said The retired professor is of the view that haphazard industrial development will affect the ecology in the coastal areas of the state Industrialisation is important but not at the cost of ecology The government should think about the rich marine ecology of the state before selling coastal land to industrialists? The other paper lists those two institutions plus the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). Army has not disclosed further details about the operation and the arrested militant. Army said the operation against the infiltrators was launched a few days ago when soldiers had spotted a group of militants near the Line of Control at Tout Mar Gali.

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