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compared with around $85 in this one.” he said. labour minister Purnendu Bose said. he added. hair treatments etc. to doctors nurses and patients and their attendants who walk in (Source: IANS) Related News There are hospitals aplenty that provide five-star comforts so how does one take this a notch further By incorporating a full-service spa in a 670-bed multi-speciality hospital in this commercial capital of Kerala Aster Medcity hospital has now become the cynosure of all eyes and the spa’s clients include doctors nurses patients and their attendants and even walk-ins Popular beauty expert Elizabeth Chacko — with around four decades of experience in running a string of beauty clinics in Kochi — was amused when asked if she would be interested in setting up her beauty spa at the state-of-the art private hospital “Somehow everything fell into place and the management of the Aster Medcity — where I opened my sixth beauty spa — and myself are now pleased that this new concept has clicked” said Chacko whose brand is Kalpana Family Salon and Spa “The 2000 square-foot spa opened in December and by now I am happy that things are going well” added Chacko who was educated outside Kerala and plied her beauty trade in Delhi — where she learned the nuances from a senior Indian Air Force officer’s wife Since then there’s been no looking back Set in a beautiful 40-acre waterfront campus Aster Medcity hospital has as its chairman Azad Moopen a medical professional and founder of Aster DM Healthcare — the fastest growing healthcare group in the Middle East and Africa — which is now worth more than $11 billion One advantage that this hospital has is that it caters to high profile patients — a huge majority are Keralites from the Middle East besides nationals from there too At the spa everything from facials to manicure pedicure hair treatment and what have you is available to the clients “Of course nurses and doctors do come as do walk-ins and patients who come for rest and recuperation at the hospital I give them a 15 per cent discount” said the ‘beauty clinician’ adding that 50 per cent of her clients are neither hospital staff nor patients “See I do run five other similar spas in Kochi and hence I have a regular clientele” Chacko said Trained in the US in electrolysis and cosmetology Chacko said that even though she has given thousands of faces a glow-up she is however more pleased that she has empowered many young women by giving them training and hands-on experience for a career of their own With her only daughter also now helping her with the business and the new concept of a beauty spa in a hospital having apparently clicked beyond expectations she has now got similar offers not just from India but abroad too For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by AMRUTA LAKHE | Published: October 19 2014 1:00 am Shailendra Mohan records rituals at a local festival Related News Jalgaon Jamod is a sleepy tehsil tucked away in the Satpura ranges of the Buldhana district on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border While Jalgaon means water village the name Jamod possibly dates back to the 17th century Mughal empress Mumtaz Mahal while travelling to Burhanpur Madhya Pradesh with Emperor Shah Jahan died during childbirth near Jamod giving rise to the name “Ja-e-Maut” or “place of death” Over the last few decades Jalgoan Jamod finds itself witness to a slow death: of its rich and ancient language Nihali Spoken by the locals for centuries the language now has only 2500-odd speakers and has recently found itself in Unesco’s list of critically endangered languages The urgency of this vanishing language was not lost on Dr Shailendra Mohan associate professor in Austro-Asiatic linguistics at Pune’s Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Five years ago the linguist began his search for the language’s origins digging at its roots by treading the dusty paths of Jalgaon Jamod Even for an endangered language Nihali is special “Nihali is a language isolate This means that it is not related to any other family of languages” says Mohan Like he explains hand in Marathi is haath and in Punjabi is hatha “These regions are miles away from each other yet their lexicon is derived from one family of language: Indo Aryan But Nihali does not belong to any of the four Indian language families” One theory is that it is the relic of some ancient pre-Indo Aryan pre-Dravidian pre-Tibeto-Burman and pre-Austroasiatic lost language with possible links to other language groups such as Nostratic Kusunda a language spoken in Nepal and with Ainu in Japan “But we still don’t know for sure where it originated which makes it extremely rare and precious” Shailendra Mohan interacts with a villager in Jalgaon Mohan had been studying the language for years ever since it became a part of his research while studying at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi He was awarded a grant from the Endangered Languages Project by the School of Oriental and African Studies London last year to begin the first documentation of Nihali “There is no government support in Jalgaon Jamod nor is there an academic body that supports this kind of study So establishing trust and building contact with the locals was crucial” he says Over repeated trips Mohan visited schools town offices attended the panchayat meetings and asked for help from the sarpanch Two years later when he was confident that he had built a good rapport with the locals he began work He would listen to village elders render folk stories and songs in broken Nihali and soon came to realise how rich their history and mythology was “For instance Nihalis sing songs of the Ramayana but they also worship Ravana as their hero” he says As the locals spoke Mohan took photographs shot hours of video footage and wrote extensive notes which he would translate word for word later Nihali has a unique sound pattern: water is joppo to eat is ti and drink is delen Surrounded by forests the locals have their own version of Panchatantra or fables with animals at its centre When the locals became aware of Mohan’s quest they appreciated someone recording their songs stories and their lifestyle “Language changes unconsciously we do not realise it during every day use But the documentation programme has inculcated a sensitivity towards their language They are now aware that their language is different from other communities and that there are less number of speakers” he says Though Mohan’s project is just about documenting the language he is also looking at why Nihali is nearing extinction “The locals have inter-married the language with Marathi Korku and Hindi Even if a child speaks Nihali at home once he enters a classroom he instantly switches to Marathi A language stays alive only when parents speak the mother tongue with their children I don’t see that happening with Nihali When the next two generations pass by the language might vanish with them” he says That there is no defined script for Nihali adds to the problem In the final phase of his project Mohan is collating more than 20 hours of archival video audio recordings and thousands of photographs of the locals to come up with a basic text on Nihali grammar He will soon publish the first trilingual dictionary of Nihali-English-Hindi with 2000 words While Mohan’s search continues Nihali’s struggle for survival has just begun For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Published: April 5 2017 8:27 pm Did you know that Heath Ledger was always interested in filmmaking His friend Trevor Dicarlo said that for the actor acting was just a way to get there Related News Heath Ledger started out young in the industry 14-year-old to be exact The actor worked in some Australian tele-series before moving to America to build his career He became a well-known actor was the heartthrob of an entire generation and his fandom increased with his roles in films like 10 Things I Hate About You Brokeback Mountain Monster’s Ball and The Dark Knight Heath Ledger stole the hearts of many with his portrayal of DC universe’s most revered villain The Joker In fact there was no essence of Heath Ledger in the film as the character of Joker was so deeply ingrained This led to fans thinking of Heath Ledger as The Joker The posthumous release also won him accolades including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor The trailer mostly features Heath with different cameras or behind cameras in general Somehow this brings home the point that the actor was always interested in directing films than acting In fact his friend Trevor Dicarlo said that Heath was always a director and that acting was just a way to get there He did say “What doesn’t kill you simply makes you stranger” in The Dark Knight His life did seem like a shining example of this legendary dialogue Also read |Justice League new trailer: Batman Wonder Woman Aquaman The Flash and Cyborg are up in arms But where is Superman This documentary film follows the life and struggles of Heath Ledger and provides an insight to the actor beyond his famous character It is scheduled to be released at the Tribeca Film Festival which is expected to take place from April 19th to 30th This documentary by director Derik Murray is the latest installment of the ‘I Am’ series The other iconic figures he has covered before are Bruce Lee Steve McQueen Evel Knievel and Chris Farley An exhibition about Ledger’s life is also to be conducted in October 2017 by the Western Australian Museum This trailer leads us to take a look at the extent to which Heath Ledger went for acting When Heath Ledger spent a day with a real-life Junkie: Candy Heath Ledger played the role of a heroin addict in the 2006 Australian film Candy For this role the actor had spent an entire day with a real-life junkie in the red light district of Sydney In an interview with The Telegraph the actor explained how this man even showed him the prosthetic arm He said “The arm has fully functioning veins so that the addicts can learn to hit up better It’s pretty amazing stuff” He had also given up surfing for this role and stayed away from the sun to immerse himself into his character In fact the reporter Mark Chipperfield even observed how Heath’s eyes looked troubled and how the role clearly affected him Physical transformation at a time when such things were not in vogue: Ned Kelly Heath went through a physical transformation for his titular role in Ned Kelly This was in 2003 when physical transformations were not much in vogue for lead actors The film was about a legendary outlaw and bushranger in Victoria based on the novel Our Sunshine In a telephonic conversation with Paul Bettany the English actor for Interview Magazine Heath had said that for the physical transformation was inspired by a letter (56 pages long) that Ned had sent to a newspaper editor The actor did not have much to go on in the physical appearance department because there were only two portraits of Ned — a headshot and a full-length portrait On Role playing and manipulation: Brokeback Mountain Heath was nominated for an Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain During this time he had given an interview to Entertainment Weekly which was then animated by Blank on Blank In this interview the actor had said “My nervous energy is usually the easiest form of energy to tap into” when the reporter had pointed out that he was fidgeting He added “It is a pattern for me going in there with anxiety self-doubt and telling that I can’t do this I am not and actor I also think that it is important for us to be willing to be manipulated” Heath explained how you have to let the director manipulate you while performing and trust them The result of this manipulation the Dark Knight actor says is quite interesting It was also here that he said “Acting truly is harnessing the power of belief” And lastly the Joker journal that he maintained: The Dark Knight After Ledger passed away he won a posthumous award for his role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight as The Joker Heath attained the height of his fame with his performance in this role His father released a video on Reddit that shows the journal that Heath maintained when he was preparing for this character From locking himself up in a hotel room to taking inspiration from Malcolm Mcdowell’s character in Clockwork Orange – the journal has it all To see an actor put so much effort and preparation for a role is not common But it was this preparation that immortalised Heath as The Joker forever For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: February 10 2017 11:56 am Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead Pink garnered critical acclaim and also did commercially well Top News Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who made his directorial debut in Bollywood with Pink is working on a women-oriented film which is a suspense thriller Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead Pink garnered critical acclaim and also did commercially well The director is now ready with his second Hindi film for which he has joined hands with producer Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions along with producer Sam Fernandes of Sparrow Films “The film is a suspense thriller and it is a women-oriented story We are looking for A-list actor and actress” sources said without divulging any further details The film will go on floors this year and it will be shot in Mumbai Goa and Kolkata Meanwhile Taapsee Pannu has said that not being a traditionally trained in acting has actually worked in her favour as the audience likes her spontaneity on screen “I am not a trained actor but I think that has become my strength People like the fact that I am a spontaneous actor and that works in my favour” Pannu said during a press conference in the city on Thursday Also Read | Spontaneous acting has worked in my favour: Taapsee Pannu The seasoned South Indian actress who started her Bollywood career with a comedy Chasme Baddoor is set for the release of another romantic comedy RunningShaadicom produced by city boy Shoojit Sarcar that talks about helping people elope with the love of their life to get married For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News The Speaker adjourned the House till 3 pm.” Italians Diana Bacosi and 2008 Olympic skeet champion Chiara Cainero won gold and silver.

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