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including an executive engineer of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, And then as a final nail in her journalistic coffin,Conflicting wires confound me? More than the telephonethe telegram became an object of everyday life in Indiaif only among the middle classes The telegram had a gift for intimacy communicating news of births and deathspersonal triumphs and family tragedies It is not surprising thatlike the typewriterthe departing technology of the telegram should evoke technological nostalgia Even if the time of the telegram is passingit will live on in popular memory and the fading forms in official archives and family memorabilia The writer is Emeritus Professor in the Department of HistoryUniversity of WarwickUK His most recent book is Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of Indias Modernity express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: March 16 2016 9:45 pm Kaushik Ganguly’s ‘Cinemawala’ is one among several films whose release has been postponed because of the multi-phase Assembly election in West Bengal starting early next month Related News Acclaimed director Kaushik Ganguly’s much-awaited IFFI award-winning ‘Cinemawala’ is one among several films whose release has been postponed because of the multi-phase Assembly election in West Bengal starting early next month The films will be released in theatres either in mid-May or June according to industry sources Kaushik had earlier said he was looking for a Bangla Nababarsho (Bengali New Year) release (mid April) Similarly Aniket Chatterjee’s ‘Shankar Mudi’ which had been slotted for a mid-April release (coinciding with Bangla Nabobarsho) will now be released in May after the end of the election “Yes We have taken the decision about not releasing ‘Shankar Mudi’ now due to the fortcoming election” Aniket said about the film which interestingly stars fellow director and actor Kaushik Ganguly With election knocking on the door director-actor Arindam Sil wrapped up shooting for his ‘Eagaler Chokh’ (Eagle’s Eye) the sequel of Ebar Shabor in time to concentrate full time on campaigning for Mamata Banerjee “I am ready to campaign for my leader” Arindam who was inducted into the TMC fold by Mamata sometime back said Superstar-MP of Trinamool Congress Dev has postponed taking up an ambitious project with friend-director Raj Chakroborty Raj however has cited his preoccupation with two TV soaps as the official reason behind the delay in starting shooting for feature films However in an exception veteran director Goutam Ghosh’s Indo-Bangla joint production ‘Sankhachil’ starring Prosenjit Chatterjee Bangladeshi heroine Kusum and Dipankar Dey will be released as scheduled on April 15 on both sides of the border Prosenjit also one of the producers of the film said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 2 2015 2:25 pm Superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer ‘Srimanthudu’ had earned Rs 10125 cr in its first week and with it had become the second highest grossing Telugu release this year after ‘Baahubali’ Related News Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu’s ‘Srimanthudu’ has continued with its soaring success and has grossed Rs 154 crore in 25 days worldwide a statement said ‘Srimanthudu’ had earned Rs 10125 cr in its first week and with it had become the second highest grossing Telugu release this year after ‘Baahubali’ Share This Article Related Article Written and directed by Koratala Siva the Telugu drama stars Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan in lead roles Eros released ‘Srimanthudu’ across 2000 plus screens worldwide in Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Kerala north India and overseas The film released in Tamil dubbed versions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala “It’s a proud moment to associate with Mahesh Babu once again and Mythri Movie Makers for this family entertainer that has taken audiences by storm and reports across regions continue to be extremely encouraging The Telugu industry holds great opportunity for us and we look forward to leverage its attractive film content to strengthen our operations in south” Eros International managing director Sunil Lulla had said in a statement Also starring Shruti Haasan the film follows the life of a young multi-millionaire who adopts a village ‘Srimanthudu’ has been primarily shot in Hyderabad while a few portions of the movie were filmed across Tamil Nadu and Thailand The film also stars Jagapathi Babu Rajendra Prasad and Harish Uthaman (With IANS Inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | Published: January 12 2011 1:28 am Related News Like Sourav Gangulyhis fans too never quite give up A typical Dada supporterbesides being naturally animatedeasily excitable and fiercely faithfulis eternally optimistic A few years backwhen the world wrote off Gangulyhis loyalists stuck by him They had a hysterical last laugh when their hero made a successful comeback So much so that they still have a smirk on their faces when Ganguly gets mentioned in cricket debates But that expression changed a wee bit the other day when Ganguly went unsold on the first day of Indian Premier League 4 auction And as soon as the auctioneerwith perpetually arched eyebrowsstruck the hammer and rolled the Ganguly ball to the darkness below the daisall hell broke loose A collective shaking of heads questioned the cricketing intellect of the franchise owners And logic moved to the back burner as every sold or unsold new entry on the players roster was questioned Meanwhilethe Ganguly gangnot losing hopewere expecting the franchise owner to pick their hero at the leftovers sale the next day That was not to beand rightly so Indias most successful captain can only be the nucleus around which teams can be formed and not some random electronadded to the outside orbit as a second thought Ganguly lobbyists now want to see him as a mentor of some IPL teampreferably Kolkata That would certainly be a climbdown Mentorslike Anil Kumblewear suits on auction day; they frame the skeleton of the squadand advise owners on when to loosen their purse strings A feeling of being unsold and unwanted wouldnt quite enhance the aura that one needs to be an influential figure in the dressing room Like the 38-year-old GangulyBrian Lara41didnt excite the owners The former West Indian skippers 31 runs from six games during the Indian Cricket League in 2007 meant a stock that had fallen four years back had not quite picked up Trendspotters concluded that the snub to Ganguly and Lara meant those on the wrong side of the 30s had no role in IPL 4 a hurried mans hasty conclusion Gautam Gambhir29might have got the highest price tag of $24 million at the auction; but it can be anybodys guess that Mumbai will pay much more to 38-year-old Sachin Tendulkar to retain him And considering the multiple role 41-year-old Shane Warne plays for the Rajasthan Royalsit is very likely that he too might top Gambhir Thirty-nine-year-old Adam Gilchrist might have been sold cheaply at the auction but he is likely to get a big bonus as he is to lead Kings XI Punjab The same is true for the Sri Lankan veterans Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardenewho too might end up being captains of their IPL sides And since VVS LaxmanRahul Dravid and Muthiah Muralitharan will be seen in action during IPL 4it is a clear indication that age isnt quite an issue with owners Indias 20-something cricketers getting fat paycheques is perceived as another IPL 4 mystery But it too has an easy explanation: short supplyhigh demand Since the inaugural seasonyoungsters have always been in demand The present quantum leap is because of the two new franchises and the $9 million purse they brought with them So the IPLs most consistent performer Rohit Sharmas tag of $2 million isnt unrealisticnor is Saurabh Tiwarys contract of $16 million unreasonable Even the big bucks for young pacers Umesh Yadav or Jaydev Unadkat are somewhat justifiedconsidering the chances of these fringe players becoming big stars are high in the coming years But still: why was Irfan Pathanwho isnt even playing for Barodas Ranji sidegiven $19 million by the Delhi Daredevils Those in the know say that it was a risk worth taking The all-rounder might be injured and out of form at presentbut the IPL has seen several cricketing careers taking U-turns Both Shane Watson and Ashish Nehra became regulars in the national side after they proved their fitness and form during the IPL Besidesthe franchise can always use Pathans brand value Ribbon-cuttingFM appearances and advertisements need famous faces Passing judgment on squad selection or calling the deep-pocketed owners at the auction sharks in suits have their pitfalls Just go back to the first seasonand the reaction that the Rajasthan Royals and the Deccan Chargers got after the inaugural auction The Royals were seen as a rag-tag bunch of no-hopers led by a has-been while the Chargers were a dream T20 squad full of big hitters and wily bowlers The highly unpredictable format saw the critics eat their words Rajasthan finished at the top; the Chargers took the wooden spoon Besidesthese are franchise teams and not the national squad When an owner goes out to shop at an auctionhe buys what he likes sandeepdwivedi@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Manchester | Published: September 27 2016 6:49 pm Sam Allardyce was silent as the FA discussed how to react to the embarrassing situation (Source: Reuters) Top News Sam Allardyce isn’t the first England manager to find himself in trouble? 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