08112022-LSTC-01.qxd 07-11-2022 23:11 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Rock on Actor Farhan Akhtar, who recently performed at the Independence Rock Festival, feels rock music is what keeps the maximum city of Mumbai alive. IANS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 8 NOVEMBER 2022 Lessons for life Sheetal SALUTING LEGENDS American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes is returning to American airwaves on Veteran’s Day, which falls on November 11, with Emmy nominee Rob Riggle reprising as this year’s host. The actor is a Marine Corps veteran with credits in film and television ranging from 2022’s The Curse of Bridge Hollow to the adult comedy series American Dad The TV special is a collection of dozens of stories about American heroes in military history told by celebrities like Bradley Tom Cruise, Cooper, Tom Cruise, Gayle King, Edward Bradley Cooper and Norton, Sarah Paulson, Chris Pine, Chris Chris Pratt to Pratt and Hilary Swank, among others. tell stories of Presented by Northrop Grumman and US military Veterans United Home Loans, the proheroes gramme is expected to be nationally syndicated to over 100 million households as well as broadcast to US troops around the world and out at sea. The live event was filmed November 5 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. “We are honoured to bring BRADLEY COOPER these stories to Americans across the country,” said American Valor producer Tim Holbert, who is also the executive director of the American Veterans Center. “This is a gathering from our shared history, the likes of which we will never see again and a reminder of what brings CHRIS PRATT us all together as Americans.” Highlighted stories include heartwrenching tales like that of Lieutenant Emily J.T. Perez, the first minority female Brigade Command Sergeant Major in the history of the US Military Academy West Point and the first African-American woman officer to be killed in combat. Emily’s parents, Daniel and Vicki Perez, were in attendance at the event in her honour. The veterans whose legacies are being spotlighted span over the last 80 years of history, going as far back as World War II. Frank Emond, now 104 years old, was among those honoured, as he has consistently broken the Guinness World Record as the ‘world’s oldest conductor’ leading the US Air Force Band. The retired Navy musician survived Pearl Harbor and World War II and has since devoted the remainder of his life to the prestigious ensemble. — IANS G URPURAB, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav, is celebrated every year on the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak ji. Here are some artists who have used their respective skills to present Guru Nanak ji according to their understanding. On Gurpurab, artists share how the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji will remain true for all times to come CONSTANT GUIDE “I was born inside a gurdwara, so Gurbani was what I heard in my life first,” shares painter and sculptor, Sidharth, who was born as Harjinder Singh. “My parents were ragis, but I was destined to be a painter. But, Guru Nanak ji and Gurbani has been a constant in my life. Even today I daily write mool mantra in gold. Drawing Guru Nanak twice or thrice during the day is also a routine.” The artist explains there are two ways to draw Guru Nanak ji — iconography and illustration. While in illustration one has to draw keeping in mind the age, time and place, in iconography, only bhav is needed and it surpasses age, time and place. SHEDDING BOUNDARIES Harmanjeet Singh, who wrote Aar Nanak Paar Nanak, sung by Diljit Singh, feels when you delve deep into art, reaching the roots and mool of your existence becomes a necessity. The artist shares, “The basis of art, be it dance or writing, is to ignite the memory of god. And when writing in Gurmukhi, one cannot detach from the source of it all — the ideology of Guru Nanak ji and Guru Granth Sahib. For me, reading Japji Sahab and Guru Nanak ji’s teachings have led me to shed sharp boundaries while writing as well as ❝ BE KIND SELFLESS SERVICE KINDNESS AND COMPASSION ARE MOST IMPORTANT IN TODAY’S WORLD BECAUSE PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THESE QUALITIES NOW. EVERYONE IS RUNNING; NO ONE HAS THE TIME FOR COMPASSION. GURU NANAK JI INSISTED WOMEN DESERVE THE SAME TREATMENT AS MEN. WOMEN ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR BASIC RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS SCRIPTURES ARE OFTEN USED TO JUSTIFY THE TREATMENT THAT WOMEN ARE SUBJECTED TO. CONTRARY TO THAT, CENTURIES BACK GURU NANAK DEV JI STOOD FOR THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN. GURU NANAK DEV JI FIRMLY BELIEVED THAT SPIRITUAL SATISFACTION AND TRUE CONTENTMENT CAN BE ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH ENGAGING IN ACTS WHICH ARE COMPLETELY SELFLESS IN NATURE. THIS IS THE IDEA BEHIND THE LANGAR THAT IS OFFERED IN GURDWARAS. ARUN MANDOLA, ACTOR ANUPAMA SOLANKI, ACTRESS PRATEIK CHAUDHARY, ACTOR RESPECT WOMEN in everyday things.” IN HIS FOOTSTEPS Author-turned-director, Amardeep Singh and his wife Vininder Kaur embarked on a journey to retrace Guru Nanak ji’s footsteps and converted it into the documentary: Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels. It chronicles the sites visited by Guru Nanak ji during his lifetime over 550 years ago. Amardeep shares, “Guru Nanak ji’s message of unity in diversity was, is and will remain a ray of hope for the world.” Over 260 verses of Guru Nanak ji have been included in the docuseries, which are sung in the traditional raags by Muslim, Hindu and Sikh musicians. Satninder Singh Bodal (India) and Saleema Khawaja (Pakistan) are the two lead musicians in the 24-part docu-series, which is available for free at the site TheGuruNanak.com. SENSITIVE SUBJECT Oye Makhna director Simerjit Singh, who has worked in Bollywood as well as Pollywood, says, “There is a lot to learn from the teachings of Guru nank Dev ji and these are like a guiding light for all of us. I had announced a film, Bhai Jaita, with Gippy Grewal in the lead role, back in 2017. We had taken all the permissions but the moment the poster was released, it drew some criticism and we had to stop the process. Religion has always been a sensitive subject.” Meet Karan Johar, the nana Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor welcomed a baby girl on Sunday, and the news is a time for celebration for the Kapoors and the Bhatts. But there’s someone else who is very close to the proud couple. It’s Karan Johar, who has always been an integral part of Alia’s life. He launched Alia with Student of the Year and is no less than a father figure besides her mentor. Karan took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture. He also wrote: ‘My heart is full of love…Welcome to the world baby girl…You have so much love waiting for you…I love you @aliaabhatt and RK! So this makes me a proud Nana!” Meanwhile, many celebrities congratulated Alia and Ranbir. Priyanka Chopra was quick to repost Alia’s post on her Instagram stories with a message, “Congratulations Alia and Ranbir. Welcome to parenthood! RIP, Dimpy Punjabi actor, director and writer Gurinder Dimpy passed away on Sunday night at his hometown in Patiala. A pass-out from Department Of Theatre, Punjabi University, Patiala, Dimpy worked in many films. He directed Kabaddi Ikk Mohabbat (2010) and co-directed Luv U Bobby (2009) with Yograj Singh. He recently wrote the films Lover (2022) and Moosa Jatt (2021). He was lately seen as an actor in Zakhmi (2020), Jinde Meriye (2020), Jhalle (2019) and Doorbeen (2019). Dimpy’s university mate and colleague, Jaggi Dhuri remembers him as a multifaceted personality. “Not only was he a good actor, but also a fine writer and talented director.” Many actors took to social media to mourn the loss, “It is with a very sad heart that I am sharing this post that my brother Gurinder Dimpy has left this mortal world…Brother this was not the time to say goodbye. You did it too soon...,” posted actor Binnu Dhillon. Actor Sardar Sohi posted, “Sad news for Punjabi film industry...” Dimpy was reportedly not well for a while. He was in his late 40s. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. — TNS ARTWORKS BY SIDHARTH Punjabi actor, director Gurinder Dimpy is no more KARAN JOHAR WITH ALIA BHATT ‘Cesspool of hate’ Supermodel Gigi Hadid has announced that she quit Twitter as it’s no longer a ‘safe place’ for anyone after Elon Musk bought the platform for $44 billion. On the heels of Twitter mass layoffs, the 27-year-old supermodel turned to her Instagram Story to let her 76 million followers know that she’s no longer on the micro- Supermodel Gigi Hadid quits Twitter blogging platform. She even called the social media site ‘cesspool of hate & bigotry’. “For a long time, but especially with its new leadership,” Gigi wrote of Elon, “it’s becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate and bigotry, and it’s (sic) not a place I want to be a part (sic) of.” Gigi added an apology to her fans c m y b on the platform, writing that she ‘loved connecting’ with them ‘for a decade’. “I can’t stay it’s a safe place for anyone, nor a social platform that will do more good than harm,” she added. Aside from Gigi, many famous names also decided to quit the platform since Musk officially became the owner. — IANS Loads of love and blessings to the little one!” Anushkha Sharma also posted a story that read: “Congratulations to the parents and lots of love and blessing to the baby girl.” Actor Riteish Deshmukh also left a comment on Alia’s post, “Many many congratulations...” Other celebs like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Rakul Preet Singh, Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Ishaan Khatter and Neha Dhupia also wished the couple. Gal Gadot congratulates Alia Hollywood star Gal Gadot dropped a congratulatory wish for Alia Bhatt. Gal took to the comments’ section of Alia’s Instagram post and wrote, “Congratulations.” Alia will be marking her Hollywood debut with Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornon in the upcoming action thriller Heart of Stone. The movie is slated to release on Netflix in 2023. — ANI GAL GADOT
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