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The remaining 53 academic staff colleges have put up a poor show and have been reviewed as under-performers and non-performers. compassion. Obamas response on Monday to Fridays Standard & Poors downgrade and to the 22 Navy Seal commandos and eight other soldiers killed by a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan was once more too littletoo late It was just like his belatedineffectual response on the BP oil spill and his reaction to the would-be Christmas Day bomber; it took him three days on vacation in Hawaii to speak about the terrorist incident when the country was scared about national securityand then he spent the next week callously shuttling from the podium to the golf course His inability to grab a microphone and spontaneously assuage Americans fears is strange If the American servicemen had died on a Mondayhe wouldnt have waited until Wednesday to talk about it He doesnt like the bully pulpitjust the professors lectern After failing to interrupt his Camp David weekend to buck up the country on one of its worst days in historyhe tacked on his condolences for the soldiers families to his economic pep talkin what had to be the most inept oratorical segue of his presidency He long ago should have gone out into the country to talk to Americans in person and come up with a concrete plan that people could print out from the White House website and study Hasnt he learned how dangerous it is to delegate to Congress His withholding and reactive nature has made him seem strangely irrelevant in Washingtontrapped by his own temperament He doesnt leadand he doesnt understand why we dont feel led Speaking from the State Dining Room of the White Househe advised America it was still a triple-A country like some cerebral soccer coach urging the kids to win one for the London Interbank Offered Rate With traders hearing nothing newjust boilerplate about common sense and compromise on deficit reductionthe Dow Jones industrial averagewhich had already fallen 410 pointsfell 20 more points while the president was talking around 2 Oclock By the 4 pm closethe Dow was 634 points lower Obama has spent a lifetime creating his persona superiorwiseabove all parties and interestsall-seeingcalmunflappable But Obamas assumption that you can rise above ascribing villainous motives has caused him to waste huge chunks of his first term seeking bipartisanship from Republicans who were playing him for a dupe And it has led to Americans regarding the nations capital as a place of all villains and no heroesMaureen Dowd For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Updated: June 27 2017 4:06 pm Rihanna was pictured leaving almost at the same time as the Real Madrid striker (Source: AFP) Related News Pop star Rihanna and soccer player Karim Benzema were spotted leaving together from a party at West Hollywood’s Hooray Henry’s cocktail bar The 27-year-old singer was pictured leaving almost at the same time as the Real Madrid striker reported Ace Showbiz As per an after-party video the “Where Have You Been” singer stepped out from the bar first followed by the 27-year-old soccer player Although they left separately the rumoured couple reportedly partied together fuelling dating speculationThe pair’s romance rumours emerged after they were spotted having super early breakfast last week For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 22 2015 9:02 pm “Court” was out of the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards Related News Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar who is currently busy promoting his film “Wazir” says he was quite disappointed when Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut Marathi film “Court” didn’t make it to the final list of Oscars “The fascination for Oscars has always been there We give too much importance and there is nothing wrong with it To aspire for that is not a bad thing With the kinds of film we are making I am sure we will hit that also very soon “ (However) I was quite sure that ‘Court’ will make to the last list of Oscars but I was disappointed that it didn’t” Nambiar told IANS “Court” was out of the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards The film a courtroom drama that brings alive injustices of India’s legal system lost its battle to films like “The Brand New Testament” (Belgium) “Embrace of the Serpent” (Colombia) “A War” (Denmark) “The Fencer” (Finland) “Mustang” (France) “Labyrinth of Lies” (Germany) “Son of Saul” (Hungary) “Viva” (Ireland) and “Theeb” (Jordan) Featuring actors like Vivek Gomber Vira Sathidar Geetanjali Kulkarni Pradeep Joshi Usha Bane and Shirish Pawar “Court” was selected by a 17-member jury at the Film Federation of India (FFI) headed by veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: February 25 2016 12:06 pm British DJ Goldie has been awarded with an MBE by Prince Charles for his contributions to music and the arts (Source: Reuters) Top News British DJ Goldie has been awarded with an MBE by Prince Charles for his contributions to music and the arts The 50-year-old artist and musician who has appeared in movies like “Snatch” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough” received the honour from The Prince of Wales at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace reported Independent online “It’s a bit of a shocker but a very very beautiful thing to happen I think it also stands for what you can achieve – anything really It was beautiful in there just great I’m very happy” Goldie said He was announced as the recipient of an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List last month Goldie made his breakthrough to the mainstream in 1995 with his debut album Timeless from which his signature track “Inner City Life” now considered one of the most important songs of the British electronic music scene in the ’90s was released and became a Top 40 hit However he also made sure to emphasise that he would never have made it without support from government-funded programmes for youth as he grew up in the care system in Walsall and moved between foster homes for a long time He called for funding for arts to be protected from cuts as he feels that many other youngsters today are capable of exceeding his own achievements For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi | Published: February 28 2014 10:33 am Related News When Dil Chahta Hai directed by Farhan Akhtar released in 2001 the multiplexes hadn’t arrived yet The Hindi movie universe was still ruled by mass entertainers and Saket Chaudhury was yet to direct his first film Akhtar’s seminal film proved to be a major catalyst for Chaudhary who was still figuring out a way to make his kind of films within the conventional contours of Bollywood Encouraged to tell “urban youth-centric stories that emerge from our milieu” Chaudhury created and directed a television show for Star One about the lives of four friends a homage of sorts called Dil Kya Chahta Hai But more importantly Dil Chahta Hai pushed him into film direction — Pyaar Ke Side Effects (PKSE) launched his directorial career successfully in 2006 So it is fitting that for his latest film Shaadi Ke Side Effects (SKSE) Chaudhary has cast Akhtar in the lead role “It is just a series of happy coincidences” says Chaudhury with laugh The film releases today It won’t be wrong to liken his cinema to Akhtar’s — a middle-of-the-road approach between tasteful filmmaking and commercial cinema “Films are like a conversation you have with the audience In India you have to tell stories in a popular narrative style Putting lip-synced song sequences doesn’t come naturally to me but I weave it in” says the 39-year-old writer-director who began his career in showbiz as a writer for Movers and Shakers a popular comic talk show in the late ’90s His first stint in the movies was writing the script of the epic historical drama Asoka (2001) Interested in “making movies on modern ideas and concerns” Chaudhary has centred both his films around the dynamics of a couple’s relationship While PKSE was a refreshingly humorous take on the man-woman relationship that emerged from “commitment phobia of this generation” SKSE its sequel touches upon the next phase in the life of that relationship — marriage followed by children “It is the first time you stop caring about yourself; the child’s needs are all-absorbing You are not at the centre of things anymore and there is a big shift in lifestyle” he says Speaking about modern takes on relationships in movies Chaudhary names filmmakers who have been hugely influential in the genre “I like contemporary comedies such as Woody Allen’s He’s made smart humorous movies on relationships such as Manhattan and Annie Hall In Hindi Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s urban comic dramas are a favourite” he says “They are like great pop songs They need skills and artistry” Not being married wasn’t a problem for Chaudhary; just observing friends and reading books sufficed “A couple who are my friends was convinced that I had taken a particular scene — that appears in the trailers — from their lives whereas I had just imagined it” says the filmmaker who dabbled in advertising before turning to movies While he admits that the gender dynamics in the film is narrated from a male point of view he ends the story in a way that conveys how misplaced a singular viewpoint can be “Both people change over time and you have to constantly adjust with each other” says Chaudhary whose next is a film for Saif Ali Khan’s home production For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nandini Nair | New Delhi | Published: August 3 2012 1:49 am Related News The pity of Partition is not that a country was splitbut that human beings of both sides became slaves of passion and barbarity. 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