Kolkata: Omprakash Mishra, former state Congress vice-president, joined the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday.Mishra went to the chamber of Mamata Banerjee in the Assembly and joined the TMC. He has been made the All India chairman of the Trinamool Congress Education Forum. Mishra came to the Assembly with Suvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister and went to the CM’s chamber. Mishra, a close aide of Adhir Chowdhury, was sidelined after the latter was removed from the post of PCC president. He was one of the PCC leaders who wanted to have an alliance with the CPI(M) in 2019 Lok Sabha election. However, the alliance did not happen and Mishra resigned after the Lok Sabha election results were out due to poor performance of the party. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMishra also spoke about alliance with the Trinamool Congress to stop the spread of BJP in Bengal. However, the Congress opposed this view and said the party should distance itself from both the Trinamool and BJP and should form alliance with the CPI(M). Meanwhile, Adhir Chowdhury, Congress MP visited the Assembly and said the Congress and CPI(M) should not only share floor in the Assembly but the alliance should continue outside the Assembly as well. It may be mentioned that in 2016 Assembly elections, the alliance between Congress and CPI(M) did not click and the Left Front got only 32 seats, the lowest since 1972.
Lucknow: The Lucknow schedule of Kartik Aaryan-starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh was concluded on September 7. And, now the star cast has returned to Mumbai. Director Mudassar Aziz’s upcoming romantic-comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh, which is a remake of the famous filmmaker B R Chopra’s classic of the same name (1978), also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday as female leads alongside Kartik. A lot of pictures are doing the rounds on the Internet lately, in which the whole cast and crew is seen celebrating the completion of the film’s schedule in Lucknow. While shooting in the city of Nawabs, Kartik had shared several photographs – from enjoying Lucknow’s cuisines to spending time in the streets. In one of the images, Kartik can be seen enjoying mouth-watering Lucknowi parathas and chhole sitting in an auto-rickshaw. The films will release on December 6.
In a case that may be counted as first of its kind, a tumour weighing 17 kg was taken out from the abdomen of a 30-year-old woman suffering from a rare ovarian tumour (growing teratoma syndrome) by the doctors of All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. Experts claimed that it was the largest ovarian tumour removal in India till now and the case has been sent to be documented in Limca Book of Records. The biggest ovarian cyst removal in India till now mentioned in the Limca Book of Records is of 6.1 kg. N Devi, a native of Bihar was referred to AIIMS in December last year with huge abdominal tumour, which was growing rapidly and caused constant pain. The woman had developed a small cystic tumour in her right ovary, for which she had undergone ovarian cystectomy in Bihar in 2014, said Neerja Bhatla from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS. “However, even after chemotherapy, the mass inside the abdomen kept growing progressively. In fact within 8-9 months the tumour had occupied whole of her abdomen and doctors had given up on the case,” Bhatla added.
Kolkata: The authorities of Victoria Memorial Hall on Friday have drawn inspiration from a remarkable small museum — Arna-Jharna, the desert museum in Rajasthan that uses brooms as a metaphor for life in the desert and seeks public engagement with the folk culture and oral traditions of the locality.Noted research scholar and cultural critic Rustom Bharucha, who had been the project director in the early stages of the making of the eco-museum delivered an informal talk titled “Grassroots Museology in the Indian Context: The Making of Arna-Jharna,” highlighted his experience in the unique museum located in a rural area near Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe lecture was organised to observe the International Museum Day that falls on Saturday, May 18. “Every year we offer free admission to our museum and gardens on International Museum Day. At the same time, we also organise something or the other that offers some food for thought for the museum sector, some significant takeaway for those who love museums, and work in or think about them. “We have earlier listened to and learnt from some of the world leaders in this field, coming from such iconic museums such as the British Museum, the Georges Pompidou Centre and the Smithsonian. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”However, this year, we wanted to have knowledge about a small rather unconventional museum – Arna-Jharna,” said Jayanta Sengupta, secretary and curator of Victoria Memorial Hall . According to Sengupta, Arna-Jharna is among those rare specialty museums that seek, with very limited or no government support, to capture the voices of the small, the marginal, the peripheral. “In my opinion, it stands to capture our many pasts and complex presents much more effectively, and with the necessary criticality that is much more difficult for encyclopedic museums to emulate,” he said. Envisioned by the renowned folklorist and ethnomusicologist Komal Kothari, and supported by a team of practitioners affiliated to Rupayan Sansthan, this unique museum focuses on one particular object — the broom — to reflect on traditional knowledge systems and their sustenance in today’s world. The talk elaborated on the research that went into making the broom at botanical, environmental, social, and political levels and provided insights into the curatorial challenges of representing the broom. The lecture was paired with the screening of a documentary film, Jhadu Katha (Broom Stories), directed by Navroze Contrator, which was specially commissioned by the museum. “A handful of tourists on a trip to Rajasthan visit this museum because people are unaware of it which is located some 15 odd kilometers from Jodhpur,” Sengupta said.