Satyajit Ray on Cinema

By Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray, one of many maximum auteurs of 20th century cinema, used to be a Bengali motion-picture director, author, and illustrator who set a brand new commonplace for Indian cinema together with his Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little street) (1955), Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (1956), and Apur Sansar (The global of Apu) (1959). His paintings was once widespread for its humanism, versatility, consciousness to element, and expert use of tune. He used to be additionally extensively praised for his severe and highbrow writings, which reflect his filmmaking of their precision and wide-ranging grab of background, tradition, and aesthetics.

Spanning 40 years of Ray's profession, those essays, for the 1st time accumulated in a single quantity, current the filmmaker's reflections at the artwork and craft of the cinematic medium and contain his ideas on sentimentalism, mass tradition, silent motion pictures, the effect of the French New Wave, and the adventure of being a winning director. Ray speaks at the hassle of adapting literary works to monitor, the character of the trendy movie competition, and the exceptional contributions of Jean-Luc Godard and the Indian actor, director, manufacturer, and singer Uttam Kumar. the gathering additionally good points an excerpt from Ray's diaries and reproduces his sketches of recognized movie personalities, equivalent to Sergei Eisenstein, Charlie Chaplin, and Akira Kurosawa, as well as movie posters, photos via and of the artist, movie stills, and a filmography. Altogether, the quantity relays the whole volume of Ray's engagement with movie and gives huge entry to the concept of 1 of the twentieth-century's top Indian intellectuals.

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Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians

By Craig Storti

"Storti's cultural observations approximately Indians are spot on."—Ranjini Manian, CEO, international alterations, and writer of Doing company in India for Dummies

"This is a needs to learn! It offers wealthy perception into why regimen interactions are usually misconstrued, and gives sensible suggestion on the right way to current fabric so either the East and West can relate."–Nikki Webster, studying and improvement Director, CNA assurance Companies

Westerners and Indians are operating extra heavily jointly and in higher numbers than ever sooner than. The possibilities are massive, and so is the cultural divide. false impression, misinterpretation, ignored time cut-off dates, and frustration because of cultural ameliorations bring up havoc on success.Any Westerner undertaking company with Indians and any Indian attempting to determine our the West will realize the challenge.

In this revised and improved variation of Speaking of India, writer and intercultural communications specialist Craig Storti helps to ease the disappointment and produce cultural knowing in company and existence. With a brand new foreword by way of Ranjini Manian, the ebook additionally positive factors new content material on coping with remotely, and the result of a five-year cultural survey.

Craig Storti is a nationally recognized determine and a number one voice the sector of intercultural communications and cross-cultural variation. he's the writer of various works, together with Americans at Work, Art of Coming Home, Cross-Cultural Dialogues, and Culture Matters—all to be had from Nicholas Brealey Publishing—as good as a cross-cultural workbook utilized by the U.S. govt in over 90 international locations. Craig lives in Westminster, Maryland.

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The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America

By Stefanie Syman

In The sophisticated Body, Stefanie Syman tells the excellent tale of yoga’s transformation from a centuries-old religious discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.
 
     Yoga’s heritage in the USA is longer and richer than even its so much committed practitioners become aware of. It was once found in Emerson’s New England, and through the flip of the 20 th century it used to be stylish one of the rest category. And but while american citizens first discovered approximately yoga, what they realized used to be that it used to be a perilous, alien perform that might corrupt physique and soul.

     A century later, you'll find yoga in gyms, department stores, or even hospitals, and the coming of a yoga studio in an area is a sign of cosmopolitanism. How did it occur? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, via a succession of charismatic yoga lecturers, who risked fees of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in the USA, and during generations of yoga scholars, who have been deemed unbalanced or maybe insane for his or her efforts. The refined physique tells the tales of those humans, together with Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi.

     From New England, the ebook strikes to long island urban and its new suburbs among the wars, to colonial India, to postwar la, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and again to long island urban post-9/11. In brilliant chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it bargains a clean view of yank society, exhibiting how a possible arcane and overseas perform is as deeply rooted right here as baseball or ballet.

     This epic account of yoga’s upward thrust is soaking up and sometimes inspiring—a significant contribution to our knowing of our society.

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Half Girlfriend

By Chetan Bhagat

As soon as upon a time, there has been a Bihari boy referred to as Madhav. He fell in love with lady referred to as Riya. Madhav did not communicate English good. Riya did. Madhav sought after a courting. Riya did not. Riya simply sought after friendship. Madhav did not. Riya prompt a compromise. She agreed to be his half-girlfriend. From the writer of the blockbuster novels 5 aspect somebody, One evening @ the decision heart, the three error of My existence, 2 States and Revolution 2020 comes an easy and gorgeous love tale that would contact your middle and encourage you to chase your desires.

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Diabetes Control in Your Hands: Take on Diabetes through Diet-control, Yoga & Exercices, Nature Cure, Acupressure, Ayurveda, Allopathy

By A. K. Sethi

Tackle diabetes via Diet-control, Yoga & workout, Nature healing, Acupressure, Ayurveda and Allopathy. when you consider that diabetes can't be cured, the one method to care for it truly is to profit the right way to keep an eye on it. With this transparent goal in view, the ebook deals a whole consultant at the methods and potential to move approximately it.

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Mrs Funnybones: She's just like You and a lot like Me

By Twinkle Khanna

Packed with wit and scrumptious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the lifetime of the fashionable Indian lady a girl who organizes dinner each one night after having been at paintings all day, who runs her personal lifestyles yet has to hear her mummyji, who concerns approximately her weight and the kingdom of the rustic. in response to Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of 1 of our funniest, most unusual voices.

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Indian Nocturne (New Directions)

By Antonio Tabucchi

"An stress-free, well-crafted little book."―The whole Review

Translated from the Italian, this winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger for 1987 is an enigmatic novel set in sleek India. Roux, the narrator, is in pursuit of a mysterious good friend named Xavier. His seek, which develops right into a quest, takes him from city to city around the subcontinent.

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Indigo

Un pageant littéraire réunit pendant huit jours en Inde quatre Français qui ne se connaissent pas. De Dehli à Kovalam, sur les routes saturées et électriques de l'Inde du Sud, leurs destins se croisent. Cette plongée dans l'immensité et l'urgence d'un can pay où aircraft los angeles threat terroriste va bouleverser leur vie, les confronter au plus intime d'eux-mêmes, à leur identité française.

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard: A Novel

By Kiran Desai

Winner of the 2006 guy Booker Prize and the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for her moment novel The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai is likely one of the so much proficient writers of her new release. Now to be had for the 1st time as a Grove Press paperback, Hullabaloo within the Guava Orchard—Desai’s remarkable debut novel—is a wryly hilarious and poignant tale that concurrently captures the brilliant tradition of the Indian subcontinent and the common intricacies of human adventure. Sampath Chawla was once born in a time of drought right into a kinfolk now not relatively like different households, in a city no longer relatively like different cities. After years of failure in class, failure at paintings, of spending his days dreaming in tea stalls, it doesn't appear as though Sampath goes to volume to much—until at some point he climbs a guava tree looking for peaceable contemplation and turns into all of sudden well-known as a holy guy, sending his tiny city into turmoil. A syndicate of larcenous, alcoholic monkeys terrorize the pilgrims who cluster round Sampath’s tree, spies and profiteers descend in town, and none of Desai’s outrageous characters is going unaffected as occasions spin more and more out of control.

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