It is 2.58 pm on Monday. An Indian Railways (IR) controller, Kapil Dev, is focusing on one train — No. 22430, Pathankot-Delhi Superfast Express, which has just departed from Karnal station in Haryana. The next half hour will be critical for Dev, located in New Delhi’s control room, as well as a group of track maintainers waiting on the outskirts of Panipat Junction. By the time the train reaches Panipat, it will have run past four lesser known stations — Bazida Jatan, Gharaunda, Kohand and Babarpur. The track maintainers have asked for what’s called a block in railways jargon, which means no other train will run on that stretch while the block is enforced for repair. At the control room, Dev has a quick telephonic conversation with the Panipat station master even as he takes a close look at his colour-coded dashboard showing movement of trains — freight, passenger, express — before granting a 15-minute block near Panipat. For Dev & his fellow … [Read more...] about Indian Railways is linking its trains to an ISRO satellite. How will it use 1.4 crore daily updates?
Open Studio in July - Andrea Radai and NGUYEN Trinh ThiOpening: Sat 13 Jul 2013, 10 am - 10 pm Nhasan COLLECTIVE 3rd Floor, Block A, 9 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi Please join us in the first Open Studio event of our programme, with newest works "Landscape Series #1″ (Video, 2013), "Landscape Series #1, 2, 3″ (Postcards, 2013 and on-going) by Nguyen Trinh Thi, and "Back to future" by Andrea Radai. Both artists will be present when the Open Studio event starts at 10 am in Nha San Collective. At 7 pm please join us in the art talk, where the artists discuss with audience about their work, ideas, concepts as well as about the works on display. The opening reception will take place before the talk, at 6 pm. Andrea Radai was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1964. Because of the work of her father, the Radai family lived for a couple of years in Vietnam and Laos during the 70′s. Back in Budapest, she applied to Art School, Magyar Képzömüvészeti Föiskola. A few years later she attended the Academy of … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1 – 15 (daily updated)
Screening of "Manhattan" and "Midnight in Paris" Screening of "Manhattan": Fri 10 Oct 2014, 7.30 pm Screening of "Midnight in Paris": Sat 11 Oct 2014, 7.30 pm Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi In the second week of Woody Allen film month, let immerse yourself in the magical and romantic atmosphere of New York, Paris through 2 interesting stories. Original language with English subtitles. The screening is for educational purpose and supportive to TPD Centre's Young Cinema Fund. About films Manhattan MANHATTAN is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from his screenplay co-written with Marshall Brickman and produced by Charles H. Joffe. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) before eventually falling in love with his best friend's (Michael Murphy) mistress (Diane Keaton). Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star in the film. Midnight in … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 1-10 (daily updated)
Screening of two Operas "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" Sun 19 Apr 2015, 3 pm and 7 pm Hanoi Cinematheque 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội Come to the screening of the quintessential verismo operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. In the second half of the 1800's more operas were composed based on principles of French naturalism, called verismo in the Italian tradition. They took as their stories the problems that everyday people dealt with, as opposed to the gods and goddesses, kings and other royalty of opera stories a hundred years earlier. Cavalleria Rusticana, composed by Pietro Mascagni, and Pagliacci, composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo, are short one-act operas and are usually performed together as the double bill CAV/PAG. Both of these operas were composed in the 1890s, both works involve jilted lovers who seek and get revenge on their faithless lovers before the opera ends. The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles. For those with membership at … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10-20 (daily updated)
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES May 6, 8pm Youth Theatre,11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, "Autarcie (….)",choreographed by Anne Nguyen - Compagnie Par Terre, is a strategy game between frontal dance and free digressions, which confronts two specialties of hip-hop dance: break and popping. The center stage is the rallying point where four dancers unite to build a war dance. The empty space beyond the area of understanding draws them and propels them in search of territory, alliances and hierarchy. Ticket: VND170,000 - VND100,000 - VND80,000 8pm on May 7 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District The concert features the participation of conductor Honna Tetsuji, viola soloist Imai Nobuko and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. Ticket: VND500,000 - VND350,000 - VND200,000 __________________________________________________________________________ EXHIBITIONS HCMC-Non Cubism - Portrait 2016 12 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1 Featuring works by painter Nguyen Quoc Dan, who spent … [Read more...] about What’s on May 2016 (Daily updated)