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which revealed that it’s earnings were above expectations, Sprinter Dutee Chand,I want you to be my friend, Tendulkar is said to have told Kirsten Over a period of timeboth Kirsten and Upton proved to the team that they were genuine friends and well-wishers It was a perfect combination Uptons long chats would help him know how Team India thought and Kirstens uncompromising work ethic helped shape the teams actions They struck a balance between innovative and conventional But mostly importantlythey could be trusted [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: October 5 2017 6:55 pm Unusual dips in brightness shown by the mysterious Tabby’s Star may be caused by an uneven dust cloud moving around the star say scientists debunking an imaginative theory that blames a “megastructure” built by an advanced alien civilisation for the phenomenon (Image Source: NASA) Related News Unusual dips in brightness shown by the mysterious Tabby’s Star may be caused by an uneven dust cloud moving around the star say scientists debunking an imaginative theory that blames a “megastructure” built by an advanced alien civilisation for the phenomenon Called KIC 8462852 also known as Boyajian’s Star or Tabby’s Star the object has experienced unusual dips in brightness – NASA’s Kepler space telescope even observed dimming of up to 20 per cent over a matter of days The star has had much subtler but longer-term enigmatic dimming trends with one continuing today None of this behavior is expected for normal stars slightly more massive than the Sun Speculations have included the idea that the star swallowed a planet that it is unstable and a theory that a giant contraption built by an advanced civilisation could be harvesting energy from the star causing its brightness to decrease Researcher from the University of Arizona in the US used NASA’s Spitzer and Swift missions as well as the Belgian AstroLAB IRIS observatory and found that the cause of the dimming over long periods is likely an uneven dust cloud moving around the star They found less dimming in the infrared light from the star than in its ultraviolet light Any object larger than dust particles would dim all wavelengths of light equally when passing in front of Tabby’s Star “This pretty much rules out the alien megastructure theory as that could not explain the wavelength-dependent dimming” said Huan Meng from University of Arizona “We suspect instead there is a cloud of dust orbiting the star with a roughly 700-day orbital period” said Meng lead author of the study published in The Astrophysical Journal Researchers observed Tabby’s Star in ultraviolet using Swift and in infrared using Spitzer Supplementing the space telescopes they also observed the star in visible light during the same period using AstroLAB IRIS a public observatory with a 68 centimetre reflecting telescope located near the Belgian village of Zillebeke Based on the strong ultraviolet dip the researchers determined the blocking particles must be bigger than interstellar dust small grains that could be located anywhere between Earth and the star Such small particles could not remain in orbit around the star because pressure from its starlight would drive them farther into space Dust that orbits a star called circumstellar dust is not so small it would fly away but also not big enough to uniformly block light in all wavelengths This is currently considered the best explanation although others are possible researchers said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: October 31 2014 3:13 am Intizar traced his literary lineage to Meeraji Manto and Muhammad Hasan Askari all averse to mixing art with political ardor Related News Pakistani novelist Intizar Husain was awarded the French honour Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters) this year by Ambassador Philippe Thiébaud at a hotel in Lahore After Manto he is the best-known Pakistani writer in the world What kind of fiction does he write In his own critique of literature in Dawn earlier this year he wrote: “One big difficulty with our modern fiction is that it has developed a love for an intellectualised mode of expression Perhaps it started with the emergence of the trends of symbolism and abstraction in our short story Firstly these trends had an intellectual attitude inherent in them In addition those were the years when Sartre was very much in vogue in our literary and intellectual circles We discovered that a philosophy known as existentialism was associated with his name This came to stay as an added charm to his literary reputation and it worked well with us” Intizar writes unpretentiously — an idiom that he spoke at home in Dibai a village in Uttar Pradesh has become the way of saying things in his work What he shuns additionally is all ideology that hands down judgements and threatens civilisation In his short speech of acceptance Intizar traced his literary lineage to Meeraji Manto and Muhammad Hasan Askari all averse to mixing art with political ardor and who were often equated barring Askari with licentious paganism by their straitlaced leftist contemporaries What he shared with the three was their nexus with the Western literary tradition and their passion for translation Of the five novels and hundreds of short stories Intizar wrote one titled Basti was competently translated into English by Frances W Pritchett and published by The New York Review of Books and later by HarperCollins in India Had Manto survived he could also have become familiar to readers of English instead of being posthumously “discovered” by the West in translation Manto didn’t have an interpreter like our enviably bilingual Muhammad Umar Memon editing the Journal of South Asian Literature in the United States who took out a special issue on Intizar and later translated many of his short stories Both Pritchett and Memon were lucky for Intizar Memon succeeds in conveying the tough “internal” language Intizar speaks through his characters Pakistan’s literary personality number one has always aroused resentment at home and admiration abroad Through his modern technique — absorbed when he was reading Western literature — which employed fables and rejected mythologies and religious symbols of extreme suffering and martyrdom he produced a gloss on the Pakistani experience that to his conservative and leftist compatriots appears extremely unpatriotic and effete In 2007 more mystified than offended Pakistan gave him the third highest civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz in deference to his international repute Some Pakistani men of letters are dismayed by his imperviousness to nationalism and revolution After 1947 Lahore’s left found him cold He stood aside when the progressive writers’ domination of the literary market imposed tenets of extreme political arousal The right found him flaccid to their demands of ideology The new writers thought his Urdu was funny When India-centric nationalism peaked friends found Intizar walking around in his personal bubble of nostalgia about his old home in “enemy” India Memon provided the key to understanding the inner world of Intizar in his classic paper “Shi’ite Consciousness in a Recent Urdu Novel: Intizar Husain’s ‘Basti’” (1989) Intizar harks back to the utopia left behind in 1947 through his hero named Zakir — which means “one who recalls” — and makes him experience the post-1947 dystopia of Pakistan Basti was a rebound from the trauma of the state’s breakup in 1971 He was to write his next rebound novel Naya Ghar after the equally depressing “consolidation” of the state by General Zia-ul-Haq Intizar absorbed Dibai’s dialect in his Urdu fiction making it intimate and outlandish at the same time When he visited his ancestral home some years ago in Dibai he was shocked to find it so small What put off his fired-up-by-communal-riots contemporaries in the newly created Pakistan was his frequent reference to Hindu mythology and fables extracted from such ancient classics as the Panchatantra In his collection of short stories Sheherzad Kay Nam — the maiden whose storytelling created the Arabian Nights — he deployed an aggressive defence against the ideological onslaught that emasculated literature in Pakistan and caused the ideologues to froth at the mouth Why doesn’t good literature come out of the martyrdom of extremists in Afghanistan and Kashmir Intizar’s characters reply: “But haven’t you read the history of the Muslims” In Panchatantra geedars (jackals) dunked themselves in false colours to appear as lions and presumed to produce a regimented society with stiff laws but are discovered as geedars and not the kings of the jungle they pretended to be He applies the geedar simile to the progressives who wanted to usher in revolutions and to the fundamentalists who wanted to induct literature into jihad Somehow “geedar” is extremely pejorative in Urdu as the English “jackal” can never be The rightists wanted him to produce moral (maqsadi) literature Intizar’s fables were nothing of the sort Helplessly he appeals to Sheherzad of the Arabian Nights who just told stories without moral lessons and in so doing saved the daughters of the realm from being put to death After the king stopped the practice of killing his brides and took her as his queen she simply dried up Intizar’s Panchatantra birds Kalila and Dimna talk about ravens who taught other birds the savage art of trampling on the rights of others in imitation of human beings One story the ravens tell of the hummingbirds taking on the ocean portrays the hubris of the state when it takes on adversaries it can’t begin to confront Defeat is selected and suffered but its fallout envelops only the underprivileged who take to the streets shouting the very slogans that prescribe unequal wars that crush them Intizar mourns his own drying-up because he can’t tell stories with a moral ending He escapes into the landscape of his memory and scans a civilisation that is no more towns and streets that report life as lived by true human beings now divided by national frontiers Is he living in fantasy is he adopting escapism as literature He thinks it is better this way because if he wasn’t dreaming he would be hauled up from his little dream village for not possessing a passport with a visa stamped on it His monkeys of Mahaban are violent and grotesquely imitative They want to be what their nature doesn’t allow These civilisational monkeys have come to a bad end in Pakistan Intizar Husain with his Panchatantra under his arm dreads drying-up because no one wants to hear the stories he gives birth to The writer is with ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: January 9 2017 8:42 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 9th January 2017 full episode written update : Raman and Romi try to find a solution while talking about the murder incident Related News Raman and Romi talk about the murder incident and try to find a solution Romi says Ruhi is his daughter and he will not let anyone ruin her life Ruhi has just returned and is taking rest in her room Adi and Aaliya are in at the friend’s engagement party Adi’s friend tease him and Aaliya and ask Adi to propose to Aaliya in front of everyone Adi kneels down and says he loves Aaliya very much Aaliya thinks what kind of love is it which keeps hurting her Adi’s friends bid goodbye to them Adi walks with Aaliya to the taxi stand They both are silently walking and recalling their good and bad moments Aaliya wants Adi to stop her and say sorry Adi too wants Aaliya to understand his love The cab comes and Aaliya says bye to Adi He wants to accompany Aaliya till home but his ego doesn’t let him do that More from the world of Entertainment: Next morning mother of one of Pihu’s friend calls Raman and checks with him whether he met Pihu as she had dropped her to his house last night She says Pihu wanted to surprise them so she came a day before Raman gets worried when he doesn’t find her in the house despite checking with everyone Madhavi comes and tells that Pihu came to her house at night Raman finds that Pihu has fever and wants to meet Shagun He asks Adi to call Shagun Adi hesitantly goes to Mani’s house and finds that Shagun is not there Adi asks Aaliya to tell Shagun that Pihu needs her Aaliya says Adi to take her with him as she can take care of Pihu Adi refuses rudely They fight again The Police come to Mani’s house in the presence of Shagun and Mani The ask Shagun to help them in getting the statement of the caretaker in Australia Shagun says that she will do that Mani hears it and questions Shagun why he was not informed about the blackmailer’s incident He again gets angry with Shagun and leaves Raman asks Shagun is she planning to leave Mani too Shagun get irritated and says that it is none of his business Also read:Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 7th January 2017 full episode written update: Ruhi asks blackmailer to delete hervideo Ishita is coming back in a cab The cab driver injures himself while repairing the engine Ishita takes him to her clinic to put a tetanus injection When the nurse pulls out his jacket Ishita finds a tattoo on his arm She gets alarmed as it is the same tattoo which was on the arm of the blackmailer The taxi driver tells her that this tattoo is common in his family and all the men have the same design in their arm He tells that his nephew Suhail Behl also has the same tattoo He shows his picture too Ishita gets shocked For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 3 2017 3:24 pm Shah Rukh Khan’s shaving cream brand gets into trouble Related News Shah Rukh Khan who is the face of many brands varying from clothing to paints has been slapped with a legal case According to a report in PTI Rajkumar Pandey filed a case in a Bhopal consumer court alleging that Shah Rukh is misleading people with his advertisement where he says the shaving cream is “India’s number one” In his complaint the complainant said he developed rashes on his face after using the shaving cream and had to get treatment from a government hospital After hearing the case magistrate Kashinath Singh has sent notices to Shah Rukh the owner of the company that manufactures the shaving cream a local shopkeeper and the director of Madhya Pradesh Food and Drugs Department Meanwhile the actor is busy promoting his film Jab Harry Met Sejal The 51-year-old was in Delhi to launch a song This is for the first time that Shah Rukh is working with Imtiaz Ali The film also stars Anushka Sharma who play a Gujarati girl The story revolves around the two characters Harry and Sejal who while searching for Sejal’s engagement ring find love in each other Earlier in an interview Imtiaz spoke about working with Shah Rukh and what he has learnt about him as an actor “There are many good things about SRK While I worked with him I realised what I liked most about him is that he is very open to any kind of instruction and he follows them completely Since both of us have a theatre background we understand each other very well and can do same things in different ways We very often would do a take and be okay with it but just for the sake of it will redo it That kind of experimentation and improvisation is the best thing about Shah Rukh Khan” said the director For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: January 3 2017 9:25 pm Actor Arjun Rampal has suffered an eye injury He finds it “disorienting” but says it’s “nothing serious” Top News Actor Arjun Rampal has suffered an eye injury He finds it “disorienting” but says it’s “nothing serious” “Now I know how a one-eyed pirate sees the world A minor eye injury Nothing as serious as it looks Hugely disorienting See you soon” Arjun posted on his Instagram page The 44-year-old actor posted an image featuring him with a bandage on one eye and a stubble The actor’s last release was Kahaani 2 He will next be seen in “Daddy” based on the life of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli Meanwhile Daddy’s first teaser is out and one has to say Arjun Rampal’s transformation into gangster Arun Gawli onscreen is nothing short of marvellous While the movie is based on the life and times of the dreaded don Arjun is quick to clarify that Gawli never wanted his portrayal to be heroic or glamorous “When I met Arun briefly after he was out on parole he told me don’t portray me like a hero That is not what I want What I have done is done I have served my time and punishment for it” revealed Arjun For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian 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