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How the Parsis Shaped Theatre in Colonial Bombay

Flops, frauds or community disapproval did not prove obstacles to the growth of the theatre enterprise. Elphinstone Circle in Bombay in the 1870s. Photo: Lee-Warner Collection/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA When one thinks of Horniman Circle – the ring of elegant old buildings in south Mumbai – today, several associations spring to mind: the glossy storefronts of Starbucks and Hermes – the temples of neoliberal globalism; men snoozing on the garden’s shaded benches – a respite from...
Tags: Life, China, Wikipedia, India, Turkey, Iran, Starbucks, Victoria, Theater, Hermès, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Madras, Town Hall


The word "mere" doesn't need to be dismissive. It can refer "to something pure, something without admixture, something foundational."

"There is... more than a hint here of the way in which C.S. Lewis spoke in his wartime BBC radio lectures of 'mere Christianity'.... ... William Butler Yeats wrote ominously of an approaching Second Coming in which the promise of redemption will be replaced by an onslaught of barbarity, and 'Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world'...  It doesn’t overpraise, it doesn’t underpraise, it merely tells the truth, and gets to the essence of the matter. Would it not be a vast improvement if we learned to...
Tags: Law, Bbc, Language, Lewis, William Butler Yeats, McClay, C.S. Lewis, Ann Althouse, Bejan, Civility Bullshit, Wilfred M McClay, JAORE, Teresa Bejan McClay


Is this why time speeds up as we age?

Recent memories run in our brains like sped-up old movies. In childhood, we capture images in our memory much more quickly. The complexities of grownup neural pathways are no match for the direct routes of young brains. None Mechanical engineer Adrian Bejan of Duke University has an interesting theory regarding the strange phenomenon by which time seems to speed up as we age. It's not the only theory, mind you, but an interesting one. In his just-published paper, "Why the Days Seem Shorter as...
Tags: Children, Aging, Time, Memory, Brain, Physics, Innovation, Duke University, Adrian Bejan, Sight, Bejan


"I had written that book about civility because I was convinced that civility is bullshit."

Says Teresa Bejan, author of "Mere Civility" in this TED talk:From the description of the video: "What exactly is civility, and what does it require? In a talk packed with historical insights, political theorist Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views. Bejan suggests that we should instead try for 'mere civility': the virtue of being able to disagree fundamentally with...
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Bejan, Civility Bullshit, Teresa Bejan


Is civility a sham? | Teresa Bejan

What exactly is civility, and what does it require? In a talk packed with historical insights, political theorist Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views. Bejan suggests that we should instead try for "mere civility": the virtue of being able to disagree fundamentally with others without destroying the possibility of a common life tomorrow. (This talk contains mature l...
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Bejan, Teresa Bejan


The key to an athlete's speed may be the body's center of gravity

What makes an athlete fast may have more to do with body type than training. Researchers from Duke University and Howard University think the secret may lie in the body's center of gravity. Their study, released online in the International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, may explain why the fastest sprinters are usually black, while the fastest swimmers are usually white, a difference that goes back decades. Though on the face of it this may seem like the differences are racial, t...
Tags: Health, Sports, Duke, South Carolina, Usain Bolt, Jones, Howard University, Duke University, Edward Jones, Adrian Bejan, Jeannine Stein, Bejan, Pratt School of Engineering, Fabrice Coffrini


Discoverer of the constructal law to enter the Mexican Academy of Sciences

Mexico, Sep. 18 (Notimex).- The Romanian-born American researcher, Adrian Bejan, will enter the Mexican Academy of Sciences on Thursday, September 20, at a ceremony to be held at the Autonomous University of Campeche. Adrian, a graduate engineer with honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is also a writer of scientific articles and journals. It is in the list of the 100 most cited authors in engineering; has developed innovative approaches such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Amc, Unam, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Duke University, Adrian Bejan, Bejan, NOTIMEX, Faculty of Engineering, Mexican Academy of Sciences AMC, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Autonomous University of Campeche Adrian, Jaime Cervantes de Gortari, Mexico Guanajuato San Luis Potosí, National Polytechnic Institute


Fox Making ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Film With ‘CtrlMovie’ Technology [Updated]

During 20th Century Fox’s presentation at CinemaCon this morning in Las Vegas, the studio announced that they’re licensing something called CtrlMovie, an interactive technology that gives audiences “the opportunity to interact and collaborate with a story in a brand new way, actually allowing them to choose what happens next and see the consequences of those choices play out on the big screen.” The studio is developing a Choose Your Own Adventure movie that will use that technology. Read more a...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Roger Ebert, Choose Your Own Adventure, Exhibition, Las Vegas, 20th Century Fox, Greg Berlanti, John Fox, Bob Gale, Cinemacon, John Davis, Sarah Schechter, Shannon Gilligan, Bejan, Peter Sciretta


Fox Announces ‘CtrlMovie’, A ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-Style Theatrical Experience

During 20th Century Fox’s presentation at CinemaCon this morning in Las Vegas, the studio announced something called CtrlMovie, an interactive theatrical experience that gives audiences “the opportunity to interact and collaborate with a story in a brand new way, actually allowing them to choose what happens next and see the consequences of those choices play out on the big screen.” Plus, the studio is literally developing a Choose Your Own Adventure movie to go along with it. Read more about i...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Roger Ebert, Choose Your Own Adventure, Exhibition, Las Vegas, 20th Century Fox, Greg Berlanti, John Fox, Bob Gale, Cinemacon, John Davis, Sarah Schechter, Shannon Gilligan, Bejan, Peter Sciretta


Edward Talkies: Small Talk with Fred Poonawala

Edward Theatre is seeking a cultural revival after surviving a dark tunnel of the single screen’s demise Slated to open towards the end of the month, the Goethe Institut’s ambitious Poets Translating Poets Festival, which will be staged across the city, brings to spotlight one of the oldest gems in the city –The Edward Theatre -located in bustling Kalbadevi. In December, a Bangalore-based performance arts company will present Christmas Shoot Out at the heritage theatre. Its 55-year-old owner Fre...
Tags: Life, India, Theater, Royal Opera House, Edward, Bangalore, Bombay, Gertrude, Goethe Institut, Kunal Kapoor, British Council, Plaistow, Husain, Bejan, Edward Theatre, Kalbadevi


From Modi’s Fate To The World’s End, Bejan Daruwalla Unwraps The Future On His 86th Birthday

Shree Ganesha Namah! It’s Bejan Daruwalla’s birthday on Monday. That bawdy Parsi astrologer and celebrated Ganpati-bhakt will turn 86. He continues to be in demand. Age cannot wither him nor custom stale his infinite variety. Everybody from Narendra Modi down holds their palm out to Bejan when they meet him, hoping for a freebie. Article by Mark Manuel | Huffington Post This birthday, he’s not in Mumbai. People think he’s from here. And is always here. But he’s from Ahmedabad. Where his father o...
Tags: Life, India, Narendra Modi, World, Pakistan, Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar, Trattoria, Ahmedabad, Modi, Huffington, Indira, Amitabh Bachchan, Ganesha, Bhopal, Individuals


The key to an athlete's speed may be the body's center of gravity

What makes an athlete fast may have more to do with body type than training. Researchers from Duke University and Howard University think the secret may lie in the body's center of gravity. Their study, released online in the International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, may explain why the fastest sprinters are usually black, while the fastest swimmers are usually white, a difference that goes back decades. Though on the face of it this may seem like the differences are racial, t...
Tags: Sports, Williams, Duke, South Carolina, Usain Bolt, Jones, Howard University, Duke University, Edward Jones, Adrian Bejan, Jeannine Stein, Bejan, Pratt School of Engineering, Fabrice Coffrini