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DU to hold 93rd convocation on November 19

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Delhi Universitys 93rd Annual Convocation will be held on November 19 where eminent jurist professor Ved P Nanda from University of Denver Sturm College of Law will present degrees to students for 2015 session.”The convocation will be conducted on Saturday at the multipurpose hall of universitys sports complex. Chief guest Nanda is associated with University of Denver, United Nations Association, American Bar Association, among others and is the recipient of various prestigious awards,” a Delhi University statement said.”Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi will preside over the function and confer the degrees of PhD, DM, and MCh in all disciplines. 666 doctoral degrees, 37 Doctorate of Medicine degrees and 181 medals will be awarded,” it added.The degrees of the students who passed various examinations in 2015 will be conferred in absentia and shall be released to the respective colleges, institutions, faculties or departments.A live webcast of the convocation will also be available on universitys website. PTI GJS RGlast_img read more

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Sylvester Stallone was wowed by Sultans story: Ali

first_imgBy Justin RaoPanaji, Nov 25 (PTI) Director Ali Abbas Zafar says he had narrated the idea of “Sultan” to Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, who was bowled over by it.The Salman Khan starrer romantic-sports-drama released this year on Eid and went on to become a huge blockbuster, apart from garnering critical acclaim.Ali says he had a brief interaction with the “Rocky” star in Los Angeles, where the actor said a story like “Sultan” can also be made for the American audience.”I met Stallone, while doing research and getting my martial arts team from LA. I met him for a brief interaction and he kind of heard the story. He said Wow, what a story. This could be a story which can easily be done in America. Because its about an underdog who has lost everything and is trying to get his self esteem back ” Ali told PTI.The film focuses on Sultan Ali Khan, a wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career creates a rift in his personal life. The movie also starred Anushka Sharma.”Sultan” had its screening at the ongoing 47th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), where it was houseful.Ali says while it is a good feeling that his film was screened at the festival, it puts a certain pressure on him as now people will look upto him for quality work.”Yesterday, when I entered I thought not many people would be watching it because its already been in theatres and was on TV too. But the turn out was very good. Even international audience was there.advertisement”It feels special but it also unnerves you because more people know you now, they recognise your work. Next time you make something, they will be looking out for you. But its a good feeling.”The film was also screened recently at Busan film festival and the director says the reason why people, who do not belong to India, are connecting with the film is because of its universal theme.”If the stories have a universal appeal, they will travel. Satyajit Ray made films about Indian people. What the West related to was the honesty of the stories. Sultan has a universal story, about a man fighting within. That man can be anywhere in the world.”I believe the story travels everywhere irrespective of the language. There is a certain way we do films. It has got songs and a lot of other elements, but I think thats what West likes.” PTI JUR BKlast_img read more

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