Towards a Century

Celebrating the beginning of the centenary year of Indian Cinema,the National Film Archives of India along with the Ashay Film Club and the Federation of Film Societies Maharashtra has organised a three day festival.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 4, 2012 2:19 am

Celebrating the beginning of the centenary year of Indian Cinema,the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) along with the Ashay Film Club and the Federation of Film Societies Maharashtra has organised a three day festival. Called ‘Towards Centenary of Cinema’ the festival that began on May 3 will go on till May 5. The first day of the festival saw former director of the NFAI PK Nair speak on ‘How Raja Harishchandra was acquired by Archives’. After the inauguration at the NFAI auditorium a documentary titled ‘D.G.Phalke: The First Indian Director’ on the father of Indian film industry Dadasaheb Phalke was also screened. In addition the last day of the festival will also see the screening of the film ‘Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told’ by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist.

Discovering Peace

Martial arts expert,Sensei Aashish Kuki’s book Tao of 3 Rings,which will be launched on Sunday,May 6 talks about the principles of understanding health,happiness and peace. He calls this discovery Kukikan,the heart of Kukikan training is the practice of a balanced path which must include the three parameters namely mind,breath and body. Sensei Kuki is a common name in the world of Martial Arts. He has also worked with producers and directors such as Mahesh Bhatt,Sanjay Khan,Ramesh Sippy in his famous Hindi soap “Buniyaad” and “Mashaal” with Ramesh Talwar and trained over 10,000 students in the age ranging from 5 to 50 years all over the country since 1984. Today Sensei Kuki teaches resistance weight training,yogasanas,pranayam and other ways to attain health to students at his private studio in Pune.

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