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2013-11-05 23:27:52

Amit Mehta was a software super-affiliate for years before he and business partner Peter Dunbar developed the PC HealthBoost™ PC optimization software. He recently released a training module, based on his own early business efforts, to help keep the company's affiliates on course during the early months of their affiliate marketing business. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Those who have created successful affiliate marketing businesses for themselves tend to agree on a few...

2013-08-28 23:00:17

Dr. Amit Mehta, owner-operator at Mehta Family Healthcare in Encino, CA has been bringing fun and informative health fairs to local businesses in Los Angeles for years. Now with many of the country’s largest Fortune 500 companies under his belt, including an event this month with UPS, he finds himself in very high demand to help make the workplace safer for as many people as possible while treating thousands in his Encino, CA wellness center. Encino, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Since the...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal conspirator against the...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta with Akshay Kumar announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

By Joan Dupont The Toronto festival has always been rich ground for films from India. This city is home to Deepa Mehta, famous for her trilogy on the making of modern India - "Fire""Earth," and "Water." The director has set her new film, "Heaven on Earth," on Canadian soil, portraying an Indian family cloistered in anger and frustration. It is a bold film, with Preity Zinta, a Bollywood star, as a young girl shipped abroad to marry a man she has never met, and who rejects her. It does not...

2007-11-09 06:00:54

By Musti-Rao, Shobana Cartledge, Gwendolyn This study investigated the effects of a supplemental early reading intervention program on the phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle skills of students identified as at risk for reading failure. Seven kindergarten students and one first-grade student received 20 min of supplemental reading instruction 3 days a week for 16,12, and 8 weeks. The researcher and a paraprofessional implemented the intervention in a coteaching format. A multiple-...

2006-04-28 01:24:33

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Six years ago, when Indian-born director Deepa Mehta set out to make a film about the conflict between conscience and faith, little did she expect the project to end up testing her own beliefs. As the film, 'Water', releases in theatres across the United States on Friday, Mehta says her faith prevailed just like that of the young Hindu widows in the story who struggle to escape the stigma that forces them into a dreary existence. The...

2005-10-13 07:23:19

By Sugita Katyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Move over Mughal miniatures. Contemporary Indian art is here. After years of buying ancient Indian art from the Mughal and colonial periods, art lovers at global auctions are increasingly snapping up contemporary art from India, with its sweeping brushstrokes and sometimes exotic religious themes. Contemporary art has been going up the popularity charts for some years now, but last month it scaled a new high when auctioneer Christie's sold a...

2005-06-28 22:36:55

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Deepa Mehta's "Water," which triggeredviolent protests and death threats when it began filming inIndia five years ago, will open the Toronto International FilmFestival, organizers said on Tuesday. The film, which is set in the 1930s and deals with Hinduchild widows, beat out movies by better known Canadianfilmmakers Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg for the prestigiousopening slot. "Water" gained notoriety in 2000 after hard-line Hinduprotesters...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'