Newton movie review: This Rajkummar Rao film is as sharp and subversive as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Newton movie review: This Rajkummar Rao film is as sharp and subversive as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Newton movie review: This Rajkummar Rao film is as sharp and subversive as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Newton movie review: It’s rare that an Indian film uses dark comedy to make its points so effectively. ‘Newton’ could also, just as easily, have been called A Day In The Life Of The World’s Largest, Most Complex Democracy. Or, The Great Indian Electoral Circus. Rajkummar Rao is enjoying a purple patch. Newton movie cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Anjali Patil , Danish Hussain, Sanjay Mishra Newton movie director: Amit Masurkar Newton movie rating: 4…

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A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief WASHINGTON (RNS) For nearly nine decades, the Cosmic Buddha statue stood alone at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Museum-goers would pass by the headless, handless statue, a relic of sixth-century China, without a second glance. Few came close enough to even notice the intricate scenes covering the entire stone surface whose paint had worn off. When exhibit curator Keith Wilson first arrived at the museum 10 years ago, he understood why the statue didn’t catch everyone’s eye.…

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Nearly 50% are of no religion – but has UK hit ‘peak secular’?

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Nearly 50% are of no religion – but has UK hit ‘peak secular’?   The secularisation of Britain has been thrown into sharp focus by new research showing that for every person brought up in a non-religious household who becomes a churchgoer, 26 people raised as Christians now identify as non-believers. The study also shows that inner London is the most religious area of the country, mainly because of its large Muslim and migrant communities. The least religious areas are the south-east of England, Scotland and Wales. People identifying as…

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Anti-Pope posters in Rome reveal sharp divide between Francis and Vatican conservatives

Anti-Pope posters in Rome reveal sharp divide between Francis and Vatican conservatives

Anti-Pope posters in Rome reveal sharp divide between Francis and Vatican conservatives Anti-Pope : Romans awoke last Saturday morning to find the walls of their city plastered with dozens of posters featuring a scowling Pope Francis hovering above text asking the pontiff “Where’s your mercy?” The accusations of hypocrisy aimed at the Catholic leader’s call for a more compassionate church has Italian police frantically searching security camera footage for the culprits. But so far, there have been few leads and no group has claimed responsibility for the posters. But some…

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