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So, who was the most difficult character to portray? Which do you consider your most challenging role to date?

Azmi: You know, the one person that I was really surprised to discover in myself was Jamini, the character I played in Mrinal Sen’s Khandar. To find Jamini, I had to go deep inside the recesses of my own being and, when I did, I was actually startled to discover that she actually existed.

How do you get in touch with someone who you think exists within you? How do you isolate this person? Is there a process?

Azmi: The first time you hear a story is very important—whether it is narrated in three lines or as an entire script. The first narration is very important for me for something clicks during that time. Mrinalda narrated the story to me in five lines— and something pulled me to that character and I said, “Yes, this could be challenging”. What happened is that Khandar came immediately after Mandi. And for Mandi, I had put on weight and was very gregarious on the sets and it was one big jhamela…and in three weeks I was reporting for Khandar, set in these ruins in Shanti Niketan. And very subconsciously—it is only in retrospect that I am able to understand this—I decided that I was going to be by myself; no make-up man, no hairdresser, no nothing, just my books and my music. It was as though I had decided to withdraw from life’s experiences. For with Mandi I had expanded the barriers of my own persona and I had to find the quiet, tragic but dignified Jamini from somewhere within. So it was a very reserved Shabana on those sets. Looking back, I realize that it also had to do with the ruins. You know, they do something to you. You really get affected by your environment.

Ameen Merchant with Shabana Azmi (Rungh, Film & Video Issue II)

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12-year-old girl asked to change out of “seductive” dress to continue in chess tournament

  • On Thursday, Kaushal Khandhar took to Facebook to post a story about a chess tournament in Putrajaya, Malaysia, in which a 12-year-old girl was asked to change out of a striped dress deemed too “seductive” for the tournament.
  • According to Khandhar, during round two, the chief arbiter of the competition told his student that the dress she was wearing violated the tournament’s dress code
  • He added that the dress was “seductive” and a “temptation from a certain angle far, far away.” Read more. (4/29/17, 3:51 PM)

12 yaşındaki kızı kıyafeti uygun değil diye satranç turnuvasına almadılar

29-04-2017 17:35

Malezya'da düzenlenen bir satranç turnuvasında, 12 yaşındaki küçük kız kıyafeti uygunsuz diye yöneticiler tarafından organizasyona alınmadı.

12 yaşındaki kızı kıyafeti uygun değil diye satranç turnuvasına almadılar

Malezya’da benzeri az görülür bir olay yaşandı. 12 yaşında Ulusal Skolastik Satranç Turnuvası’na katılmak için organizasyonun düzenlendiği salona giden küçük kız, “kıyafeti yakışıksız olduğu için” salona alınmadı. Küçük kızın bu olay sonrasında depresyona girdiği ve kendini aşağılanmış hissettiği ifade edildi.

İngiliz Gazetesi Daily Mail’de yer alan habere göre olay birkaç ay önce meydana geldi. Putrajaya’da düzenlenen turnuvaya “uygunsuz kıyafet” sebebi ile alınmayan kızın annesi şu ifadeleri kullandı:
“Bu daha önce olduğunda bir akraba kıyafetin uygun olmadığını söylemişti; ama bu sefer uygun olduğuna çok emindim.”
Minik kızın satranç öğretmeni Kaushal Khandhar, olay sonrasında sert tepki gösterdi. Olayları haddini aşmış ve iğrenç olarak nitelendiren Khandnar, “Gösterilen muamele tamamen mide bulandırıcı” ifadelerini kullandı.
Öğretmen bu olayın sosyal medyada yayılmasının ardından satranç turnuvasını organize eden yöneticilere epey tepki oluştuğunu ifade ederken, yöneticilerin kızın annesine söz vermelerine rağmen onu aramadıklarının altını çizdi.
Kuala Lumpur’da geleceği parlak ve zeki bir öğrenci olduğunu dile getiren kızın eğitmeni, bu olay karşısında epey etkilendiğini de itiraf etti.