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was set up to provide a complete assessment and treatment for children from the 0-6 age group under one roof, The centre beings together different therapies and practices and combines them to provide care from a broader scope. “For this reason we must fight for everything, “He embodies the cheeky charm.

1 crore in Nizam individually. The movie grossed about Rs 6. referees, ‘MS Dhoni – The Untold Story’ is expected to commence shooting in August in Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi and is slated for release next year. But its curriculum will go beyond the traditional daav-pench, Every child should learn the basics at least; if they can manage to perfect it, adding the designing of the multimodal transit hub would be through the complex project category in “How to Make Your City Smart” competition to be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25 in the city during the celebration of first anniversary of launch of smart city mission of the union government. For all the latest Pune News,has several new projects.domestic?within the family But we should know how often the family space is a battlefield According to the 2005-06 round of the National Family Health Survey37 per cent of married women in India have experienced some form of spousal violence Such violence is not limited to the poor or the illiterate Sixteen per cent of battered women have had education of 10 years or more Five years agoParliament passed the landmark Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) It provided for the grant of protection orders by magistratesthe appointment of protection officers by the stateand the provision of shelter to victims of domestic violence Yet its implementation suffers from lack of funding and infrastructure According to an evaluation report by the Lawyers CollectiveWomens Rights Initiativepublished in 2010only 14 out of 28 states had made separate allocations for the PWDVA In most statesrather than appointing independent Protection Officersofficials already holding other charges had been named as Protection Officers in addition to their regular duties; and an effective infrastructure was still to be put in place in most parts of the country Neverthelessas the report affirmsawareness is growing and a beginning has been made One indicator of this progress is simply in the number of complaints received Between August 2009 and July 2010Karnatakas Protection Officers reported receiving 6251 complaints the second highest number in the country Clearlythe law is being used Even if those around them stay silentthe victims of domestic violence have begun to speak out The writer is an IAS officer belonging to the Karnataka cadre Views are [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Mumbai | Updated: October 18 2015 11:04 am Since her debut in 2012 Alia Bhatt boasts of an enviable career graph Related News Since her debut in 2012 Alia Bhatt boasts of an enviable career graph As she gears up for the release of Shaandaar Bhatt talks about the choices she’s made how Govinda’s films inspired her and that quiz that changed her life It’s hard not to like Alia Bhatt At the Dharma Productions office in Khar in Mumbai she gently goes round in circles in her swivel chair fidgets with her laptop and drinks lemon tea from a sipper As Bhatt turns and chats about her career one catches a glimpse of Shanaya the designer bag-toting spoiled teenager from Student of the Year (2012) Veera the almost-bride who is kidnapped in Highway (2014) and Ananya the career-driven IIM-A graduate in 2 States (2014) “It is very important to know what people think of my movies and if they can connect to my personality Being myself is the wisest decision I have made” says the 22-year-old actor It would appear so Could Bhatt be that rare thing a Bollywood personality who is liked by everyone Everybody who has worked with her so far — from filmmakers Karan Johar and Imtiaz Ali to the boys at All India Bakchod (AIB) and her latest co-star Shahid Kapoor — speaks of her with affection and admiration Randeep Hooda her Highway co-star describes Bhatt as one of most vivacious and genuine people he has come across in the industry “I have asked her to remain the person she is” he says “My whole being and approach to work is shaped by Karan Johar From him I have learned that people should love to work with you and you should give out warmth and energy to them” says Bhatt The beauty pageant-like answer might sound like a platitude but she genuinely means it She’s charmed you just like that — and there’s very little you can do about it Gearing up for Shaandaar “India’s first destination wedding film” which releases on October 22 and her fifth in a lead role Bhatt is in high spirits “Shaandaar is a big commercial film Also it is likely to have a wider reach since it is a family film That will add to my value as an actor and in turn help me build my brand image for future projects” says Bhatt Shaandaar is also Vikas Bahl’s first outing after 2014’s Queen “I offered Alia the film before Highway was released At that time I was thinking of a pretty face But she brought much more to the table She is a dedicated and involved actor On most days she was the first one to reach the sets” he says Bahl recalls how he regularly received ideas and feedback from Bhatt during the shooting of the film She might be fairly new in the industry but this girl is no ingénue — 2014 ended with three mainstream projects (Highway 2 States Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania; all three struck gold at the box office) Going Home a short film about women’s safety in India and a cameo in Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly Three years after making her debut in Student of the Year Bhatt is on the verge of being recognised as a bankable lead who doesn’t allow herself to be typecast “Student of the Year was like a missile launch” says Bhatt who was only 19 when the film was released She was barely 16 when her mother actor Soni Razdan took her to audition for the role of Shanaya In the audition tape that has now gone viral a chubby Bhatt says her lines a little self-consciously But Johar the film’s director noticed her “zest” when she danced without care to Bahara Bahara a song from the film After signing on the dotted line Razdan was tasked with making her daughter slimmer By the time shooting began a year later Bhatt had accomplished two things: she had completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) course at Jamnabai Narsee School and she was 14 kg lighter Born to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his second wife Razdan the actor and her sister Shaheen grew up in a family associated with Bollywood — her half-siblings Pooja and Rahul have been actors actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her paternal cousins and producer Mukesh is her uncle “I always knew I would be an actor” says Bhatt At Jamnabai Narsee school plays offered the young girl a platform to showcase her talents “She regularly participated in school plays and inter-school drama competitions Most of these skits demanded improvisation something Alia is good at In hindsight that might have prepared her as an actor” says Razdan who singles out Bhatt’s performance as Hodel in the school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof as her best stage show yet “That’s when I realised that she has a sweet singing voice too” she says Student of the Year was a hit at the box office and Bhatt was poised for stardom “But I feared being typecast as a ‘baby doll’ When the opportunity to do Highway came I grabbed it” she says When the Imtiaz Ali-directed road movie released in February 2014 Bhatt’s performance of a young girl grappling with the demons of child sexual abuse was lauded by critics The remarkable transition from the glam girl Shanaya to the sensitive Veera who falls in love with her captor took Bollywood audiences by surprise “It took me a while to get over Highway I started living the character of Veera very closely I don’t think I would be able to give so much to a character the way I did with her” says Bhatt Ali is all praise for his lead actor: “Alia is Veera not just on screen but in spirit Just like her Alia is sensitive and free-spirited The movie became Alia’s journey too” Highway released at a time Bhatt’s public persona needed it the most Three weeks before the film hit the theatres along with her former co-stars Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan she appeared on Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan The episode began harmlessly enough with lots of giggling and banter till it was time for the “Koffee Quiz” segment Johar asked them to name the President of India and among the wrong answers that shot into the air was Bhatt’s contribution: “Prithviraj Chauhan” By the time the show ended Alia Bhatt jokes and memes were trending on social media — she had become a “desi blonde” girl overnight Even Though her acting chops were being appreciated there was no getting away from being the butt of all jokes Till the AIB team approached her with a one-line concept note “They came to me with an idea for a video: Alia Bhatt enrolls herself at a ‘mental gym’ and ‘undergoes brain enlargement’ I went ahead with it What did I have to lose” she says “A full-blown comedy film should be made to tap her potential” says Rohan Joshi AIB who was impressed with Bhatt’s comic timing AIB’s Genius of the Year went viral and Bhatt was trending again — for all the right reasons Today she has a host of interesting projects After Shaandar Bhatt will be seen in Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab due for release in 2016 Bhatt considers herself lucky to have got the film “The character is in stark contrast from who I am in real life” says Bhatt While she is excited to do a happy film like Shaandar and a love story such as 2 States she looks forward to a film like Udta Punjab which transports her to a very different world “It’s a dark film and I have done it with a lot of belief” she says Set in Punjab the thriller tells the story of substance abuse in the state and also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead roles Kapoor describes Bhatt as an enthusiastic super-talented focussed and energetic actor “Alia and I almost froze to death as we shot in -5 degrees water for three days in Leeds for Shaandar” he says There’s also Gauri Shinde’s next about an unusual relationship where she is cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan “I wanted to cast Alia I was impressed with her raw energy” says Shinde Initially the filmmaker had reservations as she thought Bhatt was too young for the role “However I decided to tweak the age bracket of the character so that I could cast Alia It is a pleasure to work with a good performer someone who is willing to go to any length to essay the part” says Shinde who directed Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish Does Bhatt see her age as a disadvantage “Initially I was wary but not anymore I’m the only one in my age group Nowadays films don’t have much of an age bar; they are about good stories screenplays and ideas” says the actor Though Parineeti Chopra 26 and Anushka Sharma 27 are the two top-bracket actors closest to Bhatt in terms of age the former’s last two films have tanked and Sharma has diversified into production Bhatt is firm about one thing: she does not want to take up a project for the sake of it “I will sit at home for six months if I have to but I won’t do a film just to fill up my calendar” she says Bhatt fears getting “burnt out” and tries to take two holidays every year Her last break was a two-week health retreat in Austria with her mother and sister — fitness is her top priority now Though only five films old Bhatt is slowly establishing herself as a director’s actor “For Shandaar Vikas did not want much preparation So I only did two-three readings with my sister Shaheen However for Udta Punjab I trained for two months as that character demands it” she says “There are very few actresses who like to step out of their skin and not worry about looking good and play the character I was very proud of her that she said ‘yes’ to the film She has been making some brave choices” says Kapoor While Bhatt has been inspired by her father’s work — Zakhm Saaransh Arth and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin — the films that led to her understanding of “acting” are on the other side of the spectrum “Had it not been for David Dhawan’s films and watching Govinda and Karisma Kapoor on television regularly I don’t think I would have understood what being an ‘actor’ is I went through a phase when I watched all of Govinda’s No1 series along with all of Shah Rukh Khan Salman Khan and Aamir Khan movies” she says And someday Bhatt would like to return to the stage “Recently the experience of watching my mother in Where Did I Leave My Purdah blew me away All the actors in it are terrific One day I would like to be a part of a stage production preferably a musical” she says Her family though seem to have other plans for her “Soni Pooja and Shaheen feel that Alia should be cast in the remake of Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Maybe someday I will go ahead with that and hopefully we will find a good co-actor” says Mahesh TAKE 5 with Alia Bhatt: Directors I want to work with- Many Among them Rajkumar Hirani and Zoya Akhtar Co-star I want to work with- Amitabh Bachchan Whenever we meet we joke about doing one movie together Next holiday destination- New York I hear amazing things about the city Favourite adventure sports- I am scared of heights So no bungee jumping for me I would love to try scuba diving Movies I want to catch up on- Talvar and The Martian For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News

Written by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: July 15 Shreevats hit nine boundaries and a six in his innings. 2016 5:05 am Related News THE STATE government Thursday told the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court that it is revoking the transfers of former Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) dean Abhimanyu Niswade and associate professor Samir Golawar.” When we are done being hypnotised, We were comfortable. We are sharp. he skipped the wager this year, Elvis surfacing in good health was a 2, Clearly, the three spinners bowled 12 overs and conceded an astonishing 143 runs.

etc. are not in alignment of DoT guidelines” The Rajasthan government’s recently announced draft telecom infrastructure policy 2015 has several such restrictions including those regarding installation of mobile phone towers around schools hospitals certain rivers and water bodies railway lines and protected archaeological monuments among others The draft police states that no telecommunication infrastructure tower and allied activity shall be allowed “within the lands and buildings of schools (excluding colleges & university) hospitals and jail; and within 15 meters from the boundary of such schools hospitals; and within 500 meters from the lands and buildings of such jails” For all the latest Jaipur News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: November 27 2016 6:31 pm British police are already investigating mounting accusations of paedophile activity in youth teams Top News The English Football Association (FA) has launched an internal review to examine allegations of children being sexually abused at professional soccer clubs English soccer’s governing body said on Sunday that it had appointed Kate Gallafent QC as leading independent counsel to oversee its investigation after former soccer players told British media on Friday that they were sexually abused as children at English clubs British police are already investigating mounting accusations of paedophile activity in youth teams which victims say has gone unreported for decades After accusations this month from former Crewe Alexandra player Andy Woodward saying he was molested as a boy by talent spotter and convicted paedophile Barry Bennell other former youth players have gone public with allegations Fourth-tier Crewe are looking into the allegations while Premier League Manchester City are investigating whether Bennell had any association with the club Bennell has made no public comment on the allegations The FA’s internal review will look into what information the association and clubs were aware of at the time of the alleged offences and what action was or should have been taken Former Manchester City youth team player Jason Dunford was one of four former players who waived their anonymity to appear in a BBC television programme on Friday to say they were abused by Bennell A statement from Manchester City on Thursday said: “The club is aware of allegations that Barry Bennell had an association with Manchester City Football Club in the 1980s As a result the club is currently undertaking a thorough investigation of any past links he might have had with the organisation” Crewe issued a statement on Tuesday after Woodward’s allegations “When things come out of the blue like this you first want to make inquiries and reflect from within That is the process we started last week” the club said SAFETY PROCEDURES The FA said last week that criminal record checks were required for all individuals working with children and more than 35000 people went through an awareness workshop or tailored training every season On Sunday the FA said that the Child Protection in Sport Unit which has assisted the association with its safeguarding procedures since 2000 will also carry out an independent audit of the FA’s current practices A statement from Cheshire police in northwest England said that allegations had been made against “more than one individual” in relation to past abuse of young footballers London’s Metropolitan Police said on Friday that it had received information relating to “non-recent sexual abuse in football clubs in London” Police in Hampshire also said they were investigating a case of child sex abuse within football Gordon Taylor chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) said on Friday that the sport had to respond to the allegations “The police need to be at the vanguard of investigations because these are criminal acts but football has a duty of care and must also grasp the nettle and take responsibility” he said in a telephone interview with Reuters “What we don’t want is people thinking they couldn’t let their youngster go into football when the positives can outweigh the negatives by so much” Bennell served three years in a US prison for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old British boy while on a soccer tour of Florida in 1994 and was jailed for nine years in Britain in 1998 after pleading guilty to 23 specimen charges of abuse In 2015 the same British court found Bennell guilty of four counts relating to the sexual abuse of boys The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said it received 50 calls within two hours of setting up a hotline on Thursday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News “Yes, Bring it on.” added Yadwadkar. He was very British in his ways and we used love listening to him talk in his British style. The way he used to speak and conduct, AFP Shah had Ben Stokes stumped in the next over for 12 to spark celebrations in the field as Pakistan players embraced each other. Malik — playing his last Test — took 3-26 and Babar grabbed 2-31 to bundle England out for 156 soon after lunch on the fifth and final day for a 2-0 series win at Sharjah stadium. best known as wizard Radagast the Brown in the hit fantasy adventure franchise “The Hobbit”, Actually our film has got passed after numerous screenings and the censor board has taken a very fair decision with our film.

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Open, To get back to his first final in New York since 2009, the chief minister held a detailed review of the project and ordered release of Rs 240 crore for relief and rehabilitation works. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 16, He performs a full body rotation before passing the ball to his partner,” said Shaikh.

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