Union Human Resource Development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has his hands full. As if the ongoing unrest in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was not enough, discontent has now boiled over in the Delhi University campus with the teachers laying a siege of the vice-chancellor’s office. In the present turmoil in the two campuses, there is one commonality: the utter failure of the two vice-chancellors—Mamidala Jagdeesh Kumar of the JNU and Yogesh Tyagi of the Delhi University—to encourage dialogue. In both the cases, the charge against the establishment is of unilateral decision-making without taking into account the views of the students and the teaching communities. Without going into the merits or demerits of the decisions taken, let’s take a look at what Nishank had to say in the Parliament on the ongoing crises on the two premium education centres of the country. “All administrative and academic decisions, including fee revision, are taken by … [Read more...] about OPINION | Thanks to Inept Vice-chancellors, DU Joins JNU as Discontent Brews in Premier Campuses
For some reason celebrities seem to love tweeting the most useless of things. Perhaps with a large amount of spare time on their hands their idle fingers have a mind of their own. Game of Thrones star and Shakespearian adept actor Jonathan Pryce has highlighted just how vacuous some celeb tweets can be by bringing his renowned dramatic delivery to selected mundane tweets in a new video for Audible. The clip, hosted by presenter Greg James, sees Pryce supercharge tweets about cherub imagery, bottom burps and Benedict Cumberbatch-shaped clouds with his nuanced narration. The video is the first clip from Audible's Voices Of Interest – a new series of short videos and audio snippets, directed and curated by James, which celebrate the power of the voice. Jonathan Pryce, who currently stars as Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in a major international tour, said: "The voice has the power to alter the nuance of the written word. "It has the ability to make the powerful weak … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce ridicules the tweets of Kanye West, Ed Balls and Harry Styles
WHENEVER HE ERUPTED onto a set or into a studio, Jonathan Miller made an instant impression. Part came from his height and gawkiness, the tweed jacket, the excessively angular elbows and knees (since the body was not only possesssed by him but also possessed him, making up a large part of what he actually was, including his notions of effort and success). But he also drew attention because, as often as not, he had a book of neuroscience in his hand. The point he was making was this. Science was hard, and needed constant application. But the sort of thing he spent five decades doing, putting on plays, making television documentaries, directing more than 50 operas, he could achieve with his left hand behind his back. Art was easy, ridiculously so. Most television was utter banality; most opera forgettable, vulgar and sentimental. So it took very little originality to make them memorable. He liked to invoke the psychologists’ duck-rabbit sketch, in which the seeing of the duck … [Read more...] about Obituary: Jonathan Miller died on November 27th
By Russ Burlingame - December 8, 2019 11:50 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 In a clip from tonight's episode of Supergirl, which exclusively debuted last night on ComicBook.com, fans got official confirmation that the baby born to Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) on Argo City was named Jonathan Kent, after his paternal grandfather. And while non-comic book fans might find that piece of information to be little more than a fun bit of trivia, it actually suggests a very specific trajectory for the Last Son of Earth-38. That trajectory is unlikely to impact "Crisis on Infinite Earths," but will almost certainly play a role in the planned Superman and Lois series. So, who is Jonathan Kent, and why is he so special? We're glad you asked. The very short version is that he is the son of Superman and Lois Lane, born during a story called Convergence and created by Dan Jurgens (writer of the "Death of Superman" finale, which is also getting some … [Read more...] about Crisis on Infinite Earths: Who Is Jonathan Kent?
CEO of the successful beauty brand ModelCo, Shelley Sullivan, always hosts an annual festive and thank you event for her team. And never one to do things by halves, this year the generous host laid down metres of pink carpet at her Vaucluse home, served up lashings of rose Moët champagne in pink goblets, as well as top-of-the-line Ruinart bubbles. But this party went a major step beyond being a night of festive cheer. The rose Moët was served in big pink goblets. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied Sophie, who is the face of MCoBeauty – the inexpensive and hugely successful baby sister tan brand ModelCo – received a huge shock as a birthday cake (complete with cake lip glosses and a handbag) was walked out by two waiters from The Caters Sydney before the crowd sang and wished her a huge and surprise “hip, hip hooray”. After her genuine shock, Sophie was quickly joined by a Madonna impersonator who belted out Like A Prayer and Holiday as both Sullivan … [Read more...] about Inside a glam Christmas party that turned into more than festive cheer for Sophie Monk
Having directed an earlier movie set in Birmingham's black community, Penny Woolcock was called in by local gang leaders a couple of years ago to document an attempt to effect a truce there. It starts with representatives of the Burgers and the Johnsons meeting in a neutral hotel room, everyone suspecting it might be an ambush. Both gangs belong to areas with high crime rates and high unemployment whose postcodes are separated by a mile. Subsequent discussions are conducted mostly on the streets, though one conversation between gangsters, a local white parliamentary candidate, and Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street adviser and participant in the Ulster peace process, takes place in a smart hotel where no alcohol is consumed or grass smoked. There is some revealing material about relations with the cops (which are pretty bad) and the problematic trial of the alleged killers of teenagers Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis. There are also disturbing scenes of … [Read more...] about One Mile Away – review