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29 НОЯБРЯ: лекция ДЖИНА МАХАВИРА: джайнский аскетизм и религия ахимсы

27 November 2012 г., 01:57

29 ноября, в 19.00 состоится вторая лекция цикла о великих духовных учителях Востока. На сей раз, беседа посвящена джайнизму — древней индийской религии, которая, тем не менее, отрицает высшего Бога и не признает авторитет ключевой индийской традиции — Вед. 

Сергей Пахомов посвятит нас в тайны религии "духовных победителей" — джайнов, расскажет о выдающемся джайнском наставнике — Джине Махавире, его духовных подвигах и просветлении, а также о том, что делают его последователи, чтобы освободить душу от "кармического плена".

Курс "ДУХОВНЫЕ УЧИТЕЛЯ ВОСТОКА" — это интереснейшее философское путешествие по основным духовным традициям мира (индуизм, буддизм, джайнизм, сикхизм, даосизм, конфуцианство, суфизм). 

курс ведёт Сергей Владимирович Пахомов, кандидат философских наук, доцент философского факультета Санкт-Петербургского Государственного Университета, специалист в области религиозно-философских традиций Востока, автор свыше 90 научных публикаций, редактор и переводчик, организатор многочисленных научных мероприятий в Санкт-Петербурге и других городах России

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16 July 2012 г., 12:08

COCKTAIL was great!

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Neha Dhupia's peppy song has a painful story behind it!

26 November 2011 г., 14:25

Neha Dhupia's peppy song has a painful story behind it!

Bollywood actress and former Miss India, Neha Dhupia has a painful past behind her dance number to be featured in upcoming film Pappu Can't Dance Saala. The song Haiyya Haiyya has been shot showing out and out happy mood to it but the real story is absolutely different from it.

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27 ноября петербуржцы смогут бесплатно увидеть фильмы Манского и Сагалаева

23 November 2011 г., 13:33

27 ноября 2011 года в Санкт-Петербурге состоится Первый Фестиваль духовного кино «ВЕДАФИЛЬМ». В течение целого дня двери культурного центра «Троицкий» будут гостеприимно открыты для всех желающих: гостей ждет программа фестивальных фильмов, творческие занятия, специальная программа для детей, настоящие ведические угощения. Мероприятие носит благотворительный характер, вход на него свободный. Одним из членов жюри фестиваля стала директор арт-центра БЕРЕГ, Людмила Липейко.
 

Основные сюжеты фильмов, вошедших в программу,  – это истории о духовном развитии и поиске просветления, о жизни святых и мудрецов, о единстве и гармонии, о новых интересных страницах истории и науки, позволяющих глубже понять процессы мироздания. Цель фестиваля - с помощью средств кинематографа расширить знания о духовной культуре, духовной философии, а  также распространить знания, ценности и идеалы ведической культуры, основанные на мудрости, справедливости, единстве, любви, правдивости, верности, доброте и сострадании.
 
Фильмы оцениваются в четырех номинациях: «Лучший документальный фильм», «Лучший игровой фильм», «Лучший анимационный фильм», «Мудрость прошлого – великому будущему» (фильмы о культурном наследии, научно-популярные документальные фильмы). Дополнительно учреждается Гран-при Фестиваля. Победители станут обладателями символа Фестивалястатуэтки Сарасвати (покровительницы искусства и знаний в ведической традиции), а также специальных призов.
 
ЖЮРИ ФЕСТИВАЛЯ
Мануэль Коллас (Manuel Collas de La Roche) – французский кинорежиссер, продюсер, автор фильма «Даршан» - участника Каннского фестиваля 2005 года;
Людмила Липейко – директор Международного центра искусств «БЕРЕГ», президент кинофестиваля «Open Cinema»;
Авадхут Имрам Гири – Мастер Крийя-йоги Бабаджи, музыкант;
Нитьяшри - монахиня Монастыря-академии йоги "Собрание Тайн";

ПЛОЩАДКА
 культурный центр «Троицкий», проспект Обуховской Обороны, 223.
Ст. м. Пролетарская
 
ПРОГРАММА             
В конкурсной программе
принимают участие игровые, документальные и анимационные фильмы авторов из разных стран мира.
Во внеконкурсную программу Фестиваля вошли следующие фильмы:
 - «Даршан», режиссер Мануэль Коллас (будет представлен автором);
 - «Рассвет/Закат. Далай Лама 14», режиссер Виталий Манский;
 - «Мистические путешествия. Индия. В поисках Гуру», режиссер Эдуард Сагалаев.
«Путь Садху», (фильм представляет Свами Сатья Теджаси Гири - монахиня Монастыря-академии йоги «Собрание Тайн»).

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25 March 2011 г., 00:05

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help a n00b out with a music request?

16 December 2010 г., 16:58

Hi all! Anyone feeling the holiday giving spirit enough for an annoyingly vague (but personally important!) question relating to Bollywood music recommendations?

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crossposted; sorry if I spammed your flist.

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Best in Hindi Film Music for 2000-2009 project

04 January 2010 г., 14:26

Hi everyone. I started a little project whereby I review and pick top favorites for each of the past 10 years in Hindi film music. I'll (hopefully) be doing this for the next nine years (ending with 2009), and then making a final entry on the top picks from each year for a "best of the decade" list.

If anyone's interested in my picks for 2000, see here. There's also a poll! I'd love to hear your thoughts on your favorites!

ETA: Oops, forgot the link! It's been remedied (see above or here).

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Request for bloggers to review the movie 'Toss'

01 September 2009 г., 07:52

Sharing this on behalf of my friend Chhavi, who wrote to me with her request for bloggers to review the new movie 'Toss'.  Please read and connect directly.

Cheers

Rajesh


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I'm writing to invite bloggers who would be interested in reviewing the film Toss to get in touch with us - we'll hook them up with a pair of free tickets either today (Sep 1) to view it at any theatre near them. They need to send us an sms (or call) with their name, closest theatre showing Toss and the time they want to view it along with the URL for their blog ASAP.

We're doing this mostly because the mainstream media (in the face of 9 releases last weekend) has pretty much ignored Toss. The movie is totally youth focused (18-35 years) and we feel there's just not been enough awareness of it to direct people towards it.

The number to text is +91.90.0434.3778
Remember to send 1. your name, 2. blog's URL, as well as 3. time & venue you want to see Toss. All reviews are welcome.

Cheers,
Chhavi

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What a disaster

by pmax3

01 March 2009 г., 02:20


I never thought i would write this. I just came back from watching Slumdog Millionaire and was thoroughly dissappointed.

The movie has NO REDEEMING VALUE!

There is no plot (whatever there is is contrived and implausible), and the movie doesn't make any point apart from showing that a boy from the slums became a millionaire and got the girl. Everything else is a macabre and distorted depiction of poverty and injustice and in India packaged as entertainment.

There are so many things that don't make sense that I don't know where to start. For instance, the fact that the boy just happened to know all the answers is so unbelieveable. And what was that about the quiz show host handing over the boy to the police like that - that doesn't happen, no not even India. And to think that the police would be stupid enough to apply third-degree methods on such a high-profile person - gosh it is all so fake. 

I am surprised that the movie won the best picture Oscar. It is a fact that Indian cinema has produced many movies that are far better than this pedestrian effort. Or perhaps the judges felt entertained by the glum depictions of an exotic and harsh place.

I said before that the movie had no redeeming value. Well I'd like to change that and say that there is one - the movie doesn't shy away from showing the dark underbelly of Indian society and goes where most Indian filmmakers feel out of their comfort zone. It brings out in the open what nobody seems comfortable to talk about and that is a good thing. However the problem is that no message is conveyed and everything is presented as a fait accompli, again just to serve as entertainment. And in that the movie leaves much to be desired.

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INDIAN SOFTPOWER’S KODAK MOMENT!

25 February 2009 г., 10:55

In the days to come, there will be widespread discussion on Slumdog Millionaire and whether it reflects the true worth of India and is indeed a representation of life in India. There will be many who will suddenly change their stance now that the film has won eight Oscars. While there will be silly marketing managers and their ilk who will try and devise strategies as to how Jamal Malik can now be the brand-endorser for all things which are basic and Indian.


For me personally, the Oscar ceremony on February 22 at the Kodak Theatre was more than just about a film set in Bombay. It was about recognising the true worth of soft power and its role in building a brand: in this case, Brand India and I believe for that and that alone, we need to be grateful to Danny Boyle. The film could easily have been set in Africa. We may have missed A R Rahman’s music in that case but am sure the treatment would have not been so dramatically different.


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24 February 2009 г., 11:05

Hi moderators,

Could you please clarify your policy re. postings by members? Are we permitted to plonk in our film reviews and/or thoughts on this community?

Sorry for posting this here but the comm profile does not carry any e-mail information for questions and similar. Please delete this if it does not fit the comm guidelines.

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Masakkali

by pmax3

21 February 2009 г., 18:57

Can anyone please tell me what "masakkali" means? The song is all the rage but everyone has a different take on what this unfamilier word means.

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What the...

by pmax3

08 February 2009 г., 17:26


'Barbers' miffed with film title Billu Barber

What's derogatory and offensive about the word "barber"? grrr...

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Reviews: Slumdog and Raaz

24 January 2009 г., 12:12

Slumdog Millionaire

India has a way of accepting second hand from the West, what was our own to begin with. Like yoga, herbal medicine or curry.

Slumdog Millionaire, with its multiple wins and Oscar nominations, just re-packages Ram Gopal Verma and Mahesh Bhatt.. Raj Kapoor and KA Abbas too if we were to go back further, and gives the waiting world a Bollywood film done Angrez style.. the film equivalent of power yoga or pizza with tandoori toppings.

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Raaz: The Mystery Continues


Like most recent horror films like Phoonk and 1920, Mohit Suri’s Raaz: The Mystery Continues faithfully follows set horror film conventions, but gives some more thought to the plot — maybe inspired by Stigmata, making an uneasy combination with Ganashatru (based on Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People) and of course, elements of The Exorcist.

Nandita (
Irrfan Khan-Saurabh Shukla), a model starts showing signs of mysterious attacks by spirits, which irritates her boyfriend Yash (Adhyayan Suman), who hosts a TV show called Andhvishwas, exposing supernatural phenomena as hoaxes and superstition. Nandita is also stalked by a haunted-looking painter Prithvi (Emraan Hashmi), who paints the unpleasant incidents before they occur to her, and can’t figure out the connection.

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LJ India, a hub for all LJ India users

23 January 2009 г., 16:10

Hi Everyone,         


We are happy to announce that it has been over six months since LJ announced its
localisation plans for India

 

We have been making great progress and with help from all of you, we have successfully launched a number of India specific communities. Besides India Movies the other active and buzzing India centric communities on LiveJournal are India Politics, India Writing, India Travels, India Sport and Bollywood Club

 

We would also like you take this opportunity to introduce to you LJ India. LJ India is going to be an active hub, almost the ground zero for all Indian users of LiveJournal, as well as all LiveJournal users interested in India.

 

Suggest ideas & improvements, ask questions, post queries, garner insights from other LJ users or just find friends with similar interests – LJ India is the community that you should join.

 

Do join the LJ India community. We look forward to meeting you on LJ India.

 

If you have any thoughts on how the past six months have been, or thoughts on how to take it forward, do leave a word.

 

Cheers,

Rajika

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No Nomination for TZP

16 January 2009 г., 22:57

Aamir Khan was so busy plugging Ghajini, that there was not much news of his creating a buzz for Taare Zameen Par in LA, like he did for Lagaan, which made it to the Oscar short-list in the Best Foreign Film Category,  and lost the the far-superior No Man's Land.

 

Meanwhile the Indian media is jumping with joy over Slumdog Millionaire winning four Golden Globes (though it is not an Indian film), including one for AR Rahman, that there hasn't been much lamenting over TZP not getting into the longlist.

 

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Chandni Chowk to China

16 January 2009 г., 22:30



The intention was right—get Hollywood (Warner) clout to back an Indian masala-meets-Chinese-kung fu spectacle and conquer the world. Maybe because they aimed too high, the fall was equally hard.

 

 A film like Chandni Chowk to China, inspired by the illogical seventies' style commercial cinema (the kind Manmohan Desai patented), needs a sense of childish abandon, total conviction in its silliness and a don't-let-them-think pace, which Nikhil Advani simply cannot accomplish.  As a result of which the Chinese martial arts portions of the film (like a live-action Kung Fu Panda) work much better that the Bollywood melodrama. 

  

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Bad Luck Govind

09 January 2009 г., 17:10

In the credits (and the brochure), the characters have names likes Angelic Anu, Hungree Hussain, Krazee Kripalani, Troubled Talpade, and so on… and the wit in Varun Khanna's Bad Luck Govind ends right there.
 
The thought of watching yet another Mumbai gangster film is not in the least encouraging, but the title suggested a comedy, so hopes were raised a bit… and dashed soon enough. 
 


A skinny and sad-looking, jug-eared Govind (Gaurav Kapur) believes he brings bad luck wherever he goes… a very unlikely series of errors, leads to his leaving Delhi for Mumbai, and having his luggage stolen on the train.
 
At a hospital (where he goes to try make some money as a sperm donor), he meets aspiring actor Vishal (Amit Mistry--earnest), who gives the hapless fellow shelter in his chawl room.
 
The chawl has two sets of warring gangsters – Kapoor (Parmeet Sethi) and gang on one side, and Talpade (Ganesh Yadav) on the other. Mostly they just yell insults across the yard, but there is some complicated betting involving the imprisonment of a don Mahalkar's (Govind Namdeo) nephew, causing ego clashes between the two sides.
 
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The President is Coming

09 January 2009 г., 16:52

Kunaal Roy Kapoor's The President is Coming has several pluses—it is based on  a contemporary Indian English play by Anuvab Pal, a major Bollywood production company (the Sippys) have put their money  (not a lot, but still..) on it and some of Mumbai's best stage actors get to show their talent on screen.  George Bush was always a subject ripe for satire, even though this film comes a little too late for throwing a figurative shoe at him.

 


Since it is in English, the audience is automatically limited, but its wacky humour, and furious one-liners will go down well with young urban multiplex-going crowds, who get to see a film that speaks their tongue and probably expresses some of their thoughts.
 
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From Page to Film

08 January 2009 г., 15:38

Hello, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's One Night@Call Centre,  did not do well at the box-office. There's another film, 3 Idiots, based on his novel Five Point Someone coming up, being directed by Rajkumar (Munnabhai) Hirani, with Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, so that counts for something.

 Contemporary Indian literature being turned into films, however, got a boost with the extraordinary success of Slumdog Millionaire, based on Vikas Swarup's Q & A—one of the few instances, I am told, of the film being better than the book.

 

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