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the eldest of the four siblings,saying he will convey our demands to the state government. Their demands include health cover during the period of residency for the occupational hazardsstipend of Rs 27000 for first-year resident doctors be implemented form August 2008 and salary revision every two years among others For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: April 15 2010 12:52 pm Related News Experts have scanned all the 800 shops in a west Delhi scrap market from where ten sources of radioactive Cobalt-60 was recovered leaving seven persons exposed to radiation B B Bhattacharyasenior member of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and former BARC Directorsaid the expert team from Department of Atomic Energy had scanned all the shops in Mayapuri market where the radiation leak had injured seven persons “They have checked all the shops They have found nothing new NDMA cannot say that the market is now radiation-free The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) is the competent authority to say so” he said During examinationshe saidthe experts also found some radiation in soil and it was collected “This will be disposed off properly by the experts” Bhattacharya said Two more sources of radiation were detected in the Mayapuri scrap market in the city on Tuesday night where Cobalt-60 was recoveredtaking the total sources of radioactive substance found in the industrial area to 10 Eight sources of Cobalt-60 were recovered last week after six persons were admitted to city hospitals with burn injuries caused due to radiation For all the latest Regional News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew York | Published: March 25 2013 3:45 pm Related News Group fitness classes are taking an ethnic turnexperts say celebrating diversity by reaching across cultures for inspiration and combining diverse disciplines to keep workouts fresh and exercisers inspired First there was Zumbathe Latin-based dance crazethen Capoeiraa Brazilian blend of martial arts and dance said to have originated with 16th century slaves Taburaa high-energy class that pairs West African dance moves with military-style punchingjabbing and kickboxing drillsis one of the newer hybrids “I’m excited to see fitness embrace our American cultural diversity and bring benefits of Latin dance like Zumba or African dance like Tabura with martial arts from Asia into the mainstream” said Shirley Archeran American Council on Exercise spokesperson Dance fitness classes provide a aerobic workout that can improve heart healthburn calories and fat and improve mood and enduranceaccording to Archera fitness and wellness expert based in Singer IslandFlorida Reign Hudsona fitness instructor at Crunch in New York Citysaid she created Taburawhich means drill and endurance in Swahiliby fusing her two passions “I’d taught West African danceand then I got certified in tae bo” she saidreferring to the blend of aerobics and martial arts exercises developed by American Billy Blanks “Those were my two favorite classes so I decided to bring them together” The classwhich is fired by live conga and junjun drums or African house musicprovides a cardio workout and toning It also includes stretchingintervals of dance and drillsleg work and running in place West African dance is about storytellingHudson explainedand different dances have different names and action A dance called Cuckoo is performed to celebrate a wedding or birthday Archer explained that integrating kicks and knee lifts can increase the toning effects for the muscles of the lower bodywhile punches and blocks tone the upper body “One-legged moves improve balance and combination moves improve coordinationrhythm and timing” said Archerwho has trained in shotokan karate (Japanese style) and tae kwon do (Korean style) Another benefit of martial arts moves is that the training is very balancedrequiring equal repetitions on both sides of the bodyshe added Neal Pirea strength and conditioning specialist with the American College of Sports Medicinesaid Tabura shares the high-energy aerobic exercise of other dance fitness classeslike Zumba and Capoeira “It reminded me a lot of those old simple aerobic classes: you’re on your feetit’s total bodythere’s kicking African drums add a little oompha little fire” he said “It’s a style It works for you if it gets you up off your butt and moving” Archer said the beauty of dance fitness classes is that they’re so much fun that people forget they’re working out “And you can make friends Research findings show that the single most important factor to sticking with any exercise program is social support” she said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 27 2015 12:31 pm Amazon India Fashion Week – Rina Dhaka Collections Related News It was time for the darker shades of winter to take over the ramp of the Amazon India Fashion Week here with designers Malini Ramani and Rina Dhaka taking to the stage to present their collections with a recurring naturalistic theme tying them up together The two designers had their shows scheduled back-to-back on the second day Thursday of the five-day fashion gala at Pragati Maidan here And both presented a visual treat to the fashion enthusiasts at the event There was a good chunk of romanticism with hues of beige plum and a dash of blue Ramani’s collection ‘Free Spirit’ mainly trailed into the darker realms of winter while playing with colours like black (which dominated the range) olive green red and golden The collection can be defined by long skirts with side thigh high slits ankle length skirt with slits asymmetrical cuts with embellishments motifs and zardozi work Some dresses from her collection outshined the rest with an extraordinary shine oozing out of them — be it the outfit with sequins printed trousers cape with flower motifs or half sleeves jacket exuding a ‘cow-boy’ feel Whereas Dhaka’s collection is all about classic checks stripes spider weaves leaves and ikat like patterns The collection boasts of box-like asymmetrical designs all caught in embroideries “It (collection) is the use of linear movements from a straight line to a way of light I have tried to make it as simple We also went into stories with plants or with some of the cut-works formats or spider-like things” Dhaka told reporters at the press briefing post her show Dhaka’s range is all about layering with an element of abstract and a surprise factor in each outfit Be it giving a 3D effect through a garment shadow effect dress or geometric embroidered linear dress From the colour palette she has imbued shades of nude blue charcoal black and plum with fabrics like lace cotton stretchy fabric velvet satin with handwork cut-work patch work It’s not only dark shades for Dhaka There is also a burst of colours like pink purple and red in her line Dhaka also noted that for 2015 she is planning to make “ready to wear” collection The ensemble was complemented with a gothic look created with smoky eyes and umkept plaits Funky accessories like big nose rings chunky neck pieces bracelets fur headgear and scarves also added spunk to the collection Popular names like Ambika Pillai and Carol Gracias were also spotted cheering for the designers Designer Tarun Tahiliani also greeted Dhaka after the show calling her his “Julia Roberts” Ironically while Dhaka thanked media for taking out time and coming out to support the fashion industry Ramani skipped the press briefing session post her show Meanwhile Pearl Academy one of the key sponsors of the fashion week launched UG and PG courses in Fashion & Lifestyle E-Commerce (FLE) and Indian Couture (IC) on day two Designers like Samant Chauhan and Hemant-Nandita duo also showcased their collection on day two For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ANI | London | Published: December 23 2011 3:46 pm Related News A damaged heart could someday fix itselfsay scientists who claim to have discovered a way to transform ordinary tissue into beating muscle cells An international teamled by Fudan University in Chinasays it has actually unearthed a family of molecules that can transform stem cells into beating heart muscle cells — this revolutionary treatment works by coaxing stem cells to develop into cardiac cells The scientists believe the discovery of cardionogen could pave the way to new treatment for heart disease Dr Tao Zhongwho led the teamwas quoted by the ‘Daily Mail’ as saying”Despite advances in medicinemanagement of myocardial infarction (heart attack) and heart failure remains a major challenge “Developing therapies that can stimulate heart muscle regeneration in areas of infarction would have enormous medical impact” In their researchthe scientists tested the molecules on zebrafishwhose transparent embryos allow scientists to see cells during development They found the treatment enlarged the zebrafish heart by stimulating production of new cardiac muscle cells from stem cells The same thing happened in mice The next step is to test cardionogen on human cellssaid Dr Zhongwhose findings have been published in the ‘Journal of Chemistry & Biology’ For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Published: August 7 2016 12:00 am All the stage is the world: Nathan Lane performed in the play White Rabbit Red Rabbit in New York earlier this year (Source: The New York Times) Top News Mumbai-based theatreperson Atul Kumar won’t perform White Rabbit Red Rabbit again Neither can actor Ali Fazal One might wonder why but the answer was already set in stone when they took up the project One of Nassim Soleimanpour’s the 34-year-old Iranian playwright many diktats for staging this play which he conceptualised in 2010 is that no performer can play the part more than once Kumar and Fazal had performed during the Writers’ Bloc Festival in Mumbai in April this year Since the play’s first presentation — in 2011 UK-based Volcane Theatre co-produced its world premiere and it was staged simultaneously at Edinburgh Fringe Festival — actors such as Whoopi Goldberg Cynthia Nixon Nathan Lane and Josh Radnor have performed the 60-minute solo act and have stuck to this rule As White Rabbit Red Rabbit gets ready for an India tour of about 30 shows one of the prime concerns of its organisers the Mumbai-based Q Theatre Production (QTP) is to line up as many actors as possible During the selection process the organisers had to exclude even those who had watched the play this year in Mumbai The upcoming shows in India will have actors Sohrab Ardeshir Meher Acharia Dar and Anu Menon playwright and comic Anuvab Pal and theatre personality Arundhati Nag among others attempting the text The opening act on August 16 will see a starry start with Richa Chadda performing the text at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai Later this year the play will travel to Kolkata Delhi and Bangalore At the time of writing it Soleimanpour was not in possession of a passport nor was he allowed to leave his country for refusing to complete the two-year mandatory military service In his twenties and unable to travel out of Tehran the writer spent six years scripting the play At the same time he was keen on experimenting with the traditional format of theatre So he laid down instructions for the organisers and actors and kept the content of the play under wraps The play thus doesn’t require a set rehearsals or a director The travel ban dictates much of the structure and content of White Rabbit Red Rabbit “My fears have always fed my thoughts” says Soleimanpour “Why do I get scared when I’m experiencing something new Why do I hate myself when I obey the power and don’t have the strength to simply disagree These were notions that I had been struggling with during the six years of writing White Rabbit Red Rabbit At the same time I have always had big questions about the structure of theatre as a medium Why memorise the lines Why repeat them and pretend that they’re new Why pretend at all” Now a global hit the play — an absurdist plot that borders on humour and drama— tampers with the linearities of modern theatre The play’s script is handed over to the performer on stage only after the third bell goes off The performer reads from it enacts and interacts with the audience During the course of the play the actor has to “move like a cheetah pretending to be an ostrich disturbed by a rabbit controlled by a bear” The fourth wall an established convention of proscenium theatre breaks in the beginning itself when the audience becomes a part of the performance The narrative shifts and alters as well — fun and light-hearted in the beginning quickly moving to a sombre setup that revolves around social conditioning and the human tendency to obey Towards the end a question hangs heavy in the performance space as well as in the audiences’ mind But the show isn’t over yet; the dramatist continues to engage with the audience encouraging them to mail him photos of the show and write to him Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour Born in Tehran to a novelist father and painter mother in 1981 Soleimanpour fell in love with the “magic of theatre” early in life “It’s nice but not very easy to live in a family of bookworms They spoiled almost every book by discussing it over dinner” he says “I think I fell for drama due to the magic of encountering the live audience That’s a kind of magic other art forms lack” says the dramatist who quit his engineering course at the age of 22 to study drama at the University of Tehran In White Rabbit Red Rabbit the actor is seen as an intermediary helping the writer communicate with the audience But Soleimanpour doesn’t entirely agree with that description “Any performer in my play contributes in the direction and even writing My very recent play Blank is a good example That’s why I always say that an actor is something more than an actor He must be an ‘actor plus’” he says Blank literally denotes “blank” spaces left to be “filled in” by a performer before a live audience In another Blind Hamlet he does away with the actor Instead it has a voice-recorder facing an audience that asks the attendees to get up on stage and accuse each other It was White Rabbit Red Rabbit the third to be written by Soleimanpour and his first in English which brought him international acclaim “My thoughts have always been intercultural Language has always been the main subject in my work” he says “Right now I’m busy working on a tour in which I will perform in the language of the local audience If I want to stage this show in a country like India I might have to learn a few languages ” The travel ban on Soleimanpour was lifted in 2012 when a disorder in his left eye was detected Since then he has made Berlin his home “I’m working on new projects in London Berlin and Copenhagen It’s easier for me my family and everyone if I stay in Europe for some time” he says In his upcoming works the theatreperson wants to continue his engagement with deconstructing the proscenium structure “Theatre is needed more than ever these days With the invention of radio we learnt to become a passive audience Later on television came along and we forgot to face each other And we didn’t stop We invented notebooks smartphones and 4G internet How can theatre be inflexible in times like these It has changed in the course of history and it will experience more changes in the future” says the playwright who plans on visiting India later this year to conduct a workshop For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News State Health secretary Ravi Saxena said that they have urged the doctors to end their strike and return to work immediately,(local/STD) on any network and 1 GB data per day for 90 days. after all, (Source: PTI photo) Top News The director of a private school in Nalanda was Sunday lynched by a mob, 2015 2:15 am Related News Following the arrest of a journalist in Bastar for alleged Maoist links,Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: December 1, was formed in 2014 after Islamic State routed government forces to seize swathes of northern Iraq, “We do not have these two doctors working in the hospital currently.

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