Bangalore Mirror is a daily English-language newspaper published in Bengaluru, India. It is the second-largest circulating English newspaper in the city. Vijay Times was an English newspaper started by Vijayananda printers in December 2002; the newspaper along with other sister publications was bought by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. in 2006, publishers of India's leading newspaper, The Times of India. It ceased publication on 7 June 2007, was replaced by the Bangalore Mirror. Bangalore Mirror
Yogi Babu is a South Indian Tamil film actor, who has appeared in Tamil language films. He rose to fame following his performances in Aandavan Kattalai, Kolamavu Kokila and Pariyerum Perumal, before becoming a regular cast member in Tamil comedy films. Babu was first spotted by director Siddhaarth Sivasamy, when he accompanied a friend to the shoot of the comedy television series, Lollu Sabha. Intrigued by Babu's peculiar looks and physique, Ram Bala enquired if Babu wanted to become an actor and subsequently took him on board as a junior artiste. Babu worked as an assistant director in the series, helping write scenes for two years, he made his feature film debut in the Ameer-starrer Yogi as an aspiring actor and subsequently adapted the name of the film as a prefix for his stage name. In 2013, he appeared in his first extended comedy role with Pattathu Yaanai, while he featured in the Hindi film, Chennai Express alongside Shahrukh Khan, he rose to fame following his performances as a comedy rival to Sivakarthikeyan in Maan Karate and as eerie comedian in Yaamirukka Bayamey.
In 2015, he appeared in over a dozen films and won positive reviews for his work in Kaaka Muttai and Kirumi. Yogi Babu had a breakthrough year in 2016, featuring in 20 films, winning critical acclaim for his role alongside Vijay Sethupathi in Aandavan Kattalai; this was followed by his role in Kolamavu Kokila where his one-sided lover portrayal opposite Nayanthara was critically acclaimed while the Kalyana Vayasu song and his antics in it went viral. Upcoming projects My Name Is Mangamma Lollu Sabha Yogi Babu on IMDb
The Times of India
The Times of India is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India still in circulation, albeit under different names since its first edition published in 1838, it is the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation after the Bombay Samachar. Near the beginning of the 20th century, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, called The Times of India "the leading paper in Asia". In 1991, the BBC ranked The Times of India among the world's six best newspapers, it is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report 2012, The Times of India was ranked 88th among India's most-trusted brands. In 2017, the newspaper was ranked 355th; the Times of India issued its first edition on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
The paper published Wednesdays and Saturdays under the direction of Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist, contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. J. E. Brennan was its first editor. In 1850, it began to publish daily editions. In 1860, editor Robert Knight bought the Indian shareholders' interests, merged with rival Bombay Standard, started India's first news agency, it wired Times dispatches to papers across the country and became the Indian agent for Reuters news service. In 1861, he changed the name from the Bombay Times and Standard to The Times of India. Knight fought for a press free of prior restraint or intimidation resisting the attempts by governments, business interests, cultural spokesmen and led the paper to national prominence. In the 19th century, this newspaper company employed more than 800 people and had a sizeable circulation in India and Europe. Subsequently, The Times of India saw its ownership change several times until 1892 when an English journalist named Thomas Jewell Bennett along with Frank Morris Coleman acquired the newspaper through their new joint stock company, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Sir Stanley Reed edited The Times of India from 1907 until 1924 and received correspondence from the major figures of India such as Mahatma Gandhi. In all he lived in India for fifty years, he was respected in the United Kingdom as an expert on Indian current affairs. He christened Jaipur as "the Pink City of India". Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd was sold to sugar magnate Ramkrishna Dalmia of the then-famous industrial family, the Dalmiyas, for Rs 20 million in 1946, as India was becoming independent and the British owners were leaving. In 1955 the Vivian Bose Commission of Inquiry found that Ramkrishna Dalmia, in 1947, had engineered the acquisition of the media giant Bennett Coleman & Co. by transferring money from a bank and an insurance company of which he was the Chairman. In the court case that followed, Ramkrishna Dalmia was sentenced to two years in Tihar Jail after having been convicted of embezzlement and fraud, but for most of the jail term he managed to spend in hospital. Upon his release, his son-in-law, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, to whom he had entrusted the running of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. rebuffed his efforts to resume command of the company.
In the early 1960s, Shanti Prasad Jain was imprisoned on charges of selling newsprint on the black market. And based on the Vivian Bose Commission's earlier report which found wrongdoings of the Dalmia – Jain group, that included specific charges against Shanti Prasad Jain, the Government of India filed a petition to restrain and remove the management of Bennett and Company. Based on the pleading, Justice directed the Government to assume control of the newspaper which resulted in replacing half of the directors and appointing a Bombay High Court judge as the Chairman. Following the Vivian Bose Commission report indicating serious wrongdoings of the Dalmia–Jain group, on 28 August 1969, the Bombay High Court, under Justice J. L. Nain, passed an interim order to disband the existing board of Bennett Coleman and to constitute a new board under the Government; the bench ruled that "Under these circumstances, the best thing would be to pass such orders on the assumption that the allegations made by the petitioners that the affairs of the company were being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest and to the interests of the Company are correct".
Following that order, Shanti Prasad Jain ceased to be a director and the company ran with new directors on board, appointed by the Government of India, with the exception of a lone stenographer of the Jains. Curiously, the court appointed D K Kunte as Chairman of the Board. Kunte had no prior business experience and was an opposition member of the Lok Sabha. In 1976, during the Emergency in India, the Government transferred ownership of the newspaper back to Ashok Kumar Jain; the Jains too landed themselves in various money laundering scams and Ashok Kumar Jain had to flee the country when the Enforcement Directorate pursued his case in 1998 for alleged violations of illegal transfer of funds to an overseas account in Switzerland. On 26 June 1975, the day after India declared a state of emergency, the Bombay edition of The Times of India carried an entry in its obituary column that read "D. E. M. O'Cracy, beloved husband of T. Ruth, father of L. I. Bertie, brother of Faith and Justice expired on 25 June".
The move was a critique of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's 21-month st
The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered in Chennai. It was started as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889, it is one of the Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India with average qualifying sales of 1.21 million copies as of Jan–Jun 2017. The newspaper and other publications in The Hindu Group are owned by a family-held company and Sons Ltd; the newspaper employed over 1,600 workers and annual turnover reached $200 million according to data from 2010. Most of the revenue comes from subscription; the Hindu became, in 1995. As of March 2018, The Hindu is published from 21 locations across 11 states: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Noida, Kochi, Tiruchirappalli, Mohali, Kozhikode, Tirupati and Patna; the Hindu was founded in Madras on 20 September 1878 as a weekly newspaper, by what was known as the Triplicane Six consisting of 4 law students and 2 teachers:- T. T. Rangacharya, P. V. Rangacharya, D. Kesava Rao Pantulu and N. Subba Rao Pantulu, led by G. Subramania Iyer and M. Veeraraghavacharyar, a lecturer at Pachaiyappa's College.
Started in order to support the campaign of Sir T. Muthuswamy Iyer for a judgeship at the Madras High Court and to counter the propaganda against him carried out by the Anglo-Indian press, The Hindu was one of the many newspapers of the period established to protest the policies of the British Raj. About 100 copies of the inaugural issue were printed at Srinidhi Press, Georgetown on one rupee and twelves annas of borrowed money. Subramania Iyer became the first editor and Veera Raghavacharya, the first managing director of the newspaper; the paper was printed from Srinidhi Press but moved to Scottish Press to The Hindu Press, Mylapore. Started as a weekly newspaper, the paper became a tri-weekly in 1883 and an evening daily in 1889. A single copy of the newspaper was priced at four annas; the offices moved to rented premises at 100 Mount Road on 3 December 1883. The newspaper started printing at its own press there, named "The National Press,", established on borrowed capital as public subscriptions were not forthcoming.
The building itself became The Hindu's in 1892, after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram, Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, gave The National Press a loan both for the building and to carry out needed expansion. The Hindu was liberal in its outlook and is now considered left leaning, its editorial stances have earned it the nickname, the'Maha Vishnu of Mount Road'. "From the new address, 100 Mount Road, to remain The Hindu's home till 1939, there issued a quarto-size paper with a front-page full of advertisements—a practice that came to an end only in 1958 when it followed the lead of its idol, the pre-Thomson Times —and three back pages at the service of the advertiser. In between, there were more views than news." After 1887, when the annual session of Indian National Congress was held in Madras, the paper's coverage of national news increased and led to the paper becoming an evening daily starting 1 April 1889. The partnership between Veeraraghavachariar and Subramania Iyer was dissolved in October 1898.
Iyer quit the paper and Veeraraghavachariar became the sole owner and appointed C. Karunakara Menon as editor. However, The Hindu's adventurousness began to decline in the 1900s and so did its circulation, down to 800 copies when the sole proprietor decided to sell out; the purchaser was The Hindu's Legal Adviser from 1895, S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, a politically ambitious lawyer who had migrated from a Kumbakonam village to practise in Coimbatore and from thence to Madras. In the late 1985s, when its ownership passed into the hands of the family's younger members, a change in political leaning was observed. Worldpress.org lists The Hindu as a left-leaning independent newspaper. Joint managing director N. Murali said in July 2003, "It is true that our readers have been complaining that some of our reports are partial and lack objectivity, but it depends on reader beliefs." N. Ram was appointed on 27 June 2003 as its editor-in-chief with a mandate to "improve the structures and other mechanisms to uphold and strengthen quality and objectivity in news reports and opinion pieces", authorised to "restructure the editorial framework and functions in line with the competitive environment".
On 3 and 23 September 2003, the reader's letters column carried responses from readers saying the editorial was biased. An editorial in August 2003 observed that the newspaper was affected by the'editorialising as news reporting' virus, expressed a determination to buck the trend, restore the professionally sound lines of demarcation, strengthen objectivity and factuality in its coverage. In 1987–88, The Hindu's coverage of the Bofors arms deal scandal, a series of document-backed exclusives, set the terms of the national political discourse on this subject; the Bofors scandal broke in April 1987 with Swedish Radio alleging that bribes had been paid to top Indian political leaders and Army officers in return for the Swedish arms manufacturing company winning a hefty contract with the Government of India for the purchase of 155 mm howitzers. During a six-month period, the newspaper published scores of copies of original papers that documented the secret payments, amounting to $50 million, into Swiss bank accounts, the agreements behind the payments, communications relating to the payments and the crisis response, other material.
The investigation was led by a part-time correspondent of The Hindu, Ch
Vijay Antony is an Indian music composer, playback singer, film editor, audio engineer and film producer working in the Tamil and Kannada film industries. He made his debut as music director in 2005, he is the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the "Naaka Mukka" advertising film in the Best Music category. The song was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Beginner as an actor in the movie Naan in 2012, he is known for his genre of action and thrillers movies. Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil, his father died when he was seven years old and his sister was four. He graduated at Loyola college of arts and science They pushed into difficult days and his mother took up a government job to educate the children and support the family, he is the great-grandson of Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai known as Mayavaram Vedanayagam Pillai, an Indian civil servant, remembered for the authorship of Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram, recognized as the first modern Tamil novel. Antony made his acting debut in the lead role in the thriller Naan.
The film received positive reviews from critics. His next venture as an actor and music director was Salim, in which he portrayed the same character from Naan. In his next release, the romantic comedy India Pakistan, he did not compose the music, he acted in Pichaikkaran. It is an emotional movie and was released in Tamil and Hindi. Saithan was a psychological thriller directed by debutant Pradeep Krishnamurthy, he appeared in the 2017 film, Yaman directed by Jeeva Shankar. Produced by A. Subaskaran under the banner Lyca Productions, it starred Miya and Thiagarajan in lead roles; the film was released on 24 February 2017. His next film was Annadurai the story of two brothers of contrasting characters who live their life as fate plays a big part in their personalities. Vijay Antony's scores high on BGM more than the songs that hinder the pace in the first half, his rerecording further intensifies the heaviness in the script. The film was a above average. In April 2017, he signed to Kaali, directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi.
There are 3 different subplots inside Kaali and Vijay Antony delivers his usual performance in all of them. However, one might feel that he could have been more expressive, as his face lacks the enlightenment factor, expected; the four heroines do not spoil the flow of the film, but at the same time, they do not leave an impact as well. The saving grace in the cast would be Yogi Babu, who scores the best with his one-liners as they come as a relief to the viewers. In 2018, he acted in Thimiru Pudichavan. For the first time in his career, music composer turned. Vijay Antony is quite impressive as the upright cop and his earnest performance is evident throughout the film. 2002 Chinna Papa Periya Papa 2005 Malargal 2006 Kana Kaanum Kaalangal 2007 Kadhalikka Neramillai 2007 Megala 2015 Chinna Papa Periya Papa Awards: He is the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the "Nakka Mukka" commercial in the Best of Music category. The song was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Official website Vijay Antony at Allmusic Vijay Antony on IMDb
Baradwaj Rangan is an Indian film critic and the deputy editor of The Hindu. He became a senior editor of Film Companion. Rangan won the National Film Award for Best Film Critic in 2006. Before joining The Hindu, Rangan wrote for The New Indian Express, he has authored two books, worked as a screenwriter, is a teacher at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. Baradwaj Rangan had no formal training in cinema writing, he is a chemical engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Science, Pilani. According to him, it was a time when "parents considered only medicine or engineering as ‘serious professions’", that he did not have interest but continued with it anyway. Rangan claims that he was fascinated with writing and loved reading critical analyses on world cinema by American critics, he got selected for a workshop by the Advertising Agencies Association of India, Mumbai which led to him having a stint as a copywriter with J. Walter Thompson in Chennai. After that, Rangan received a full scholarship from the Marquette University, Milwaukee for a Master's degree in Advertising and Public relations, focusing on Internet advertising.
Rangan worked as an IT Consultant in the United States for about five years. He still started reviewing films for the website sitagita.com. That was when he was noticed by Sushila Ravindranath the editor of The New Sunday Express, the Sunday edition of The New Indian Express. Rangan worked there for two years, before shifting to The Hindu, which he became the deputy editor of. Rangan wrote for the magazine Tehelka, while still working at The New Indian Express, his first review was of the Hindi film Dum. Rangan has authored two books: Conversations with Mani Ratnam, wherein he interviews film director Mani Ratnam on the perspectives of his films, Dispatches From The Wall Corner: A Journey through Indian Cinema, which he describes as a "panoramic view of Indian cinema", he wrote an essay in Subramaniyapuram: The Tamil Film in English Translation. Rangan made his debut as a dialogue writer with Kadhal 2 Kalyanam, which never saw a theatrical release, he wrote the screenplay for Kalki, a 2017 release.
He teaches a course on cinema at the Asian College of Journalism and has interviewed notable personalities like producer/writer G. Dhananjayan, director Gautham Menon. A short story written by Rangan, The Call, was published in The Indian Quarterly magazine; as of 2017, Rangan is the editor of Film Companion South. He is a member of the Film Critics Circle of India. In October 2018, Rangan was a guest speaker at India Film Project where he discussed about a critic's job and the role of criticism in the'Insta Generation' along with Rajeev Masand and Vikramaditya Motwane. At the 53rd National Film Awards which took place in 2006, Rangan won in the Best Film Critic category; the citation given to him by the jury of the 53rd National Film Awards reads, "The Award is presented for intelligent and reader-friendly reviews of popular cinema with a depth of understanding of the form, a discernible passion for the medium bulwarked by a knowledge of the trends and touchstones of global cinema." In 2013, Arul Mani of Tehelka described Rangan as "far and away the most intelligent writer we have in India when it comes to cinema".
Conversations with Mani Ratnam Penguin UK, ISBN 9788184756906 Dispatches from the Wall Corner: A Journey through Indian Cinema Westland, ISBN 9789384030568 http://baradwajrangan.wordpress.com/
Relations between India and Pakistan have been complex and hostile due to a number of historical and political events. Relations between the two states have been defined by the violent partition of British India in 1947, the Kashmir conflict and the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations, their relationship has been plagued by hostility and suspicion. Northern India and Pakistan somewhat overlap in areas of certain demographics, shared lingua francas and shared cuisines inherited from the Mughal Empire. After the dissolution of the British Raj in 1947, two new sovereign nations were formed—the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan; the subsequent partition of the former British India displaced up to 12.5 million people, with estimates of loss of life varying from several hundred thousand to 1 million. India emerged as a secular nation with a Hindu majority population and a large Muslim minority, while Pakistan emerged as a secular nation with an overwhelming Muslim majority population.
Soon after their independence and Pakistan established diplomatic relations but the violent partition and numerous territorial claims would overshadow their relationship. Since their Independence, the two countries have fought three major wars, one undeclared war and have been involved in numerous armed skirmishes and military standoffs; the Kashmir conflict is the main centre-point of all of these conflicts with the exception of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and Bangladesh Liberation War, which resulted in the secession of East Pakistan. There have been numerous attempts to improve the relationship—notably, the Shimla summit, the Agra summit and the Lahore summit. Since the early 1980s, relations between the two nations soured after the Siachen conflict, the intensification of Kashmir insurgency in 1989, Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests in 1998 and the 1999 Kargil war. Certain confidence-building measures — such as the 2003 ceasefire agreement and the Delhi–Lahore Bus service – were successful in de-escalating tensions.
However, these efforts have been impeded by periodic terrorist attacks. The 2001 Indian Parliament attack brought the two nations to the brink of a nuclear war; the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings, which killed 68 civilians, was a crucial point in relations. Additionally, the 2008 Mumbai attacks carried out by Pakistani militants resulted in a severe blow to the ongoing India-Pakistan peace talks. After a brief thaw following the election of new governments in both nations, bilateral discussions again stalled after the 2016 Pathankot attack. In September 2016, a terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Indian-administered Kashmir, the deadliest such attack in years, killed 19 Indian Army soldiers. India's claim that the attack had been orchestrated by a Pakistan-supported jihadist group was denied by Pakistan, which claimed the attack had been a local reaction to unrest in the region due to excessive force by Indian security personnel; the attack sparked a military confrontation across the Line of Control, with an escalation in ceasefire violations and further militant attacks on Indian security forces.
Since 2016, the ongoing confrontation, continued terrorist attacks and an increase in nationalist rhetoric on both sides has resulted in the collapse of bilateral relations, with little expectation they will recover. Notably, following the 2019 Pulwama attack, the Indian government revoked Pakistan's most favoured nation trade status, which it had granted to Pakistan in 1996. Since the election of new governments in both India and Pakistan in the early 2010s, some attempts have been made to improve relations, in particular developing a consensus on the agreement of Non-Discriminatory Market Access on Reciprocal Basis status for each other, which will liberalize trade. Both India and Pakistan are members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and its South Asian Free Trade Area. In November 2015, the new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif agreed to the resumption of bilateral talks. Despite those efforts, relations between the countries have remained frigid, following repeated acts of cross-border terrorism.
According to a 2017 BBC World Service poll, only 5% of Indians view Pakistan's influence positively, with 85% expressing a negative view, while 11% of Pakistanis view India's influence positively, with 62% expressing a negative view. About half a million Muslims and Hindus were killed in communal riots following the partition of British India. Millions of Muslims living in India and Hindus and Sikhs living in Pakistan emigrated in one of the most colossal transfers of population in the modern era. Both countries accused each other of not providing adequate security to the minorities emigrating through their territory; this served to increase tensions between the newly-born countries. According to the British plan for the partition of British India, all the 680 princely states were allowed to decide which of the two countries to join. With the exception of a few, most of the Muslim-majority princely-states acceded to Pakistan while most of the Hindu-majority princely states joined India. However, the decisions of some of the princely-states would shape the Pakistan-India relationship in the years to come.
Junagadh was a state on the south-western end of Gujarat, with the principalities of Manavadar and Babriawad. It was not contiguous