Dangal - an Inspiring Indian Blockbuster

Dangal - an Inspiring Indian Blockbuster

The film is never boring even over it's long runtime using original music and voice over from their admiring male cousin to describe the progress of the girls and eventually young woman training. I can see why the film resonated with so many this is a story of aspiration and ambition for the Mahivar and his daughter against the low ambition of his compatriots who are satisfied with bronze.

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In response to Diversity is the Winner in ACE's new Round of Funding

I hate to be a cassandra but the Arts Council of England and the venues pay only limited lip service to Diversity and its true potential. Sure there some truly ambiguous small performance spaces (dance and theatre) but the medium to large organisations are largely unrepresentative of the communities they serve. I've volunteered in the development office of one in the south west (and even wrote a report on diversity for senior management team) but I saw no action om the issue even with ACE making Diversity one of it's key four priorities in regard to funding.

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Fight Like A (MUAY THAI) Girl

Fight Like A (MUAY THAI) Girl

Small post today - saw this short inspirational video on BBC THREE YouTube channel that caught my eye. Its about a petit British Muslim woman participating in Muay Thai and has become the current world champion. In the video she talks about overcome the barriers in learning the martial art that, as followers of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance will know is inspired the carvings found in South East Asia of the Vanara brothers Valin and Sugriva sparing in Kishkindha.

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Viewing suggestion for the Weekend?

Viewing suggestion for the Weekend?

Today marks the day that in 1932 the Thai Constitution declared that the South East Asian country shall have a constitutional monarchy and ending hundreds of years of absolute Monarchy but rather celebrating the fact Thailands current Military Junta has decide to ban screenings of one of the most famous Charlie Chaplin Film 'The Great Dictator' - which if you remember was filmed, produced and released before the rise of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Facisim in Europe leading eventually to World War 2 and the loss of millions of lives.

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Thailands Condom King

Thailands Condom King

And there's no one whose worked more tirelessly in helping his fellow country men than Dr. Mechai Viravaidya aka Mr Condom (his name now literally means Condom in Thailand) In this weeks  People Fixing the World  from the BBC World Service takes a long look at this exceptional individual and his entrepreneurial spirit in taking not one but two of the late twentieth century

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38. DISRUPTION AT THE CENTRE

38. DISRUPTION AT THE CENTRE

THE SIEGE CONTINUES

The Vanara bring chaos to the streets of LANKA CITY, blockading major government offices and important places with a festival of disobedience and democracy. All organised within the Vanara compound by RAMA and SUGRIVA.

HANUMAN and LAKSMAN find their own ways to show their own resistance whilst SITA and RAVANA watches all the action from the safety of the Palace.

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