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An Easter like no other - The Extraordinary Sacrifice.
AshleyJo - 22分鐘前
Not just because masses throughout the world have been suspended even before the holy week. And also not because Catholics around the world have been watching lonely Pope Francis celebrate masses in an equally lonely St. Peter's Sq or closer to home literally, me watching archbishop William presiding the Maundy Thursday & Good Friday masses in the empty cathedral. Kinda sad and surreal. I never liked William offline and I much prefer Msgr H whom I think is as good online as he is offline. On-screen GKY reminds me of William; those same vibes I get with their lack of (genuine) conviction, whereas I sense similarities btw Msgr H and Lawrence Wong; certainty in the way they speak and honesty in the way they convey their uncertainties. This behavioural observation just goes to show how closely I've been following the press conferences such that I could now make personality conjectures of politicians from my phone screen. Such is the power of online content.
With or without conviction and phone screens, I've learned much over the past mths such as ppl who don't believe in boundaries or who have a loose concept of boundaries, are the ones who embrace WFH seamlessly and they are very good at it. I do a lousy job. I need clear demarcations in my life. I could function optimally only when I compartmentalise the various aspects of my existence, my mental and physical space. WFH is a concept that clearly doesn't work well with my weird needs. But in times like these, we don't have a choice for the ideal and what's ideal now is for the virus situation to get betta before more lives are lost. The one area I don't compartmentalise is my prayer in good & bad times. Prayers for my loved ones and prayers for strangers around the world including Boris.
The current bad times made me confront my human flaws - the ultimate human selfishness. Issues such as a real, potential shortage of medically essential supplies made me toy with a hypothetical scenario of saving them for my loved ones as opposed to strangers such as the migrant workers who deserve no less protection than any one of us. Yet when a choice has to be made with the scacity of resources in extreme situations, who will we choose? Ppl whom we love, ppl we call "our own" or, ppl with whom we empathise but they are not "our own" and we certainly do not love them the way we love our closest & dearest. The choice Q goes beyond being a moral dilemma. It is a Q of humanity wrought with elements of protective love, filial piety, fidelity, familial allegiance. Praying for one and all is easy with prayers being in abundance dictated by limitless compassion. But how do we respond in the face of limitations when there are only x no. of life-saving ventilators for our x no. of loved ones and x no. of strangers such as the migrant workers? It then becomes a black & white mathematical prob, one which requires a clear-cut choice to be made. No matter how painful and merciless it is to make that choice. And on the societal level, I'm quite sure the same moral dilemma has flitted through the minds of politicians such as team GKY esp when preparedness is our forte as Singaporeans.
But I'm more interested to explore the human flaws on an individual level because it highlights just how imperfect human love can be. Imperfect because of our innate fear of loss - the fear of sorrows and grief if we lose our loved ones. We may not be fearful of death but we are fearful of loss while we are alive. And this fear is driven by our human attachment and that is why our sufferings are often consequences of attachment. To love without attachment is a tall spiritual task. And we can only acknowledge to ourselves that human love is ultimately, self-serving.
I still hop on here...
phylly - 6個小時前
Because it's one of the last few traces I have of you, in addition to our WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook messages. WeChat deleted my account a while back, and I've been unable to recover our chat after lots of failed attempts.
It has been exactly two years since the week we fought and stopped talking altogether. In these two years, despite having never reached out to you directly, I've always found myself still trying to find traces of you every other month. I dig up our old messages a lot more than you imagine, and torture myself with the sweet nothings we used to text each other all the time.
I've never missed a word so much.
In the past two years, I've gone on a couple of dates. I went overseas with a girl because I found that I didn't know how to say no, even though that was what happened when you called me along for Adele. Till today, I wonder what we would be now if I said yes back then.
And then a few months ago, I met someone else. The intensity of the relationship was very strong but it wasn't really because she made me fall hopelessly for her. It was just a lot of effort on my part to make it work because I felt an immense regret that I failed to do so with you. If I had only tried harder to chase you, to prove my feelings for you, we could have been something, and I didn't want to let another person go like I did with you.
Ironically, that was exactly what chased her away in the end. Too much haste on my part, on a person who didn't want a whirlwind romance like you did. In that relationship, in all the pain I felt, I realised deep down that it's still you I've saved my heart for all this while.
In spite of putting a full-stop to us years ago, I still miss the hell out of what we had. Sometimes, my friends remind me that it's all sweet and ideal because we never met in person. No real-world problems.
I do agree. That was the beauty of what we had. I was your person and you were mine, for 1 year and 2 months. Perhaps, we were just each other's Polly Pockets. Perhaps, it was just temporary stand-in, before you met your current girlfriend. She's the Forever One for you, not me.
And I'm really happy for you. I love that you found love, the way you wanted it. Knowing you, you wouldn't settle for anything less than a love that really protects and assures you of forever. That's something I couldn't have given you, as much as I wanted to.
Doesn't help that when I left abruptly, I know I robbed you of a friendship that you relied on. I still blame myself for doing that, even though back then, I just really didn't know how to only be friends with someone I felt for so deeply.
So, yeah. I still love you, as much as I did in 2017. And I assure myself daily that love is not a finite resource and I still have it in me to love another person fully, the way I did with you.
Love's about wishing the very best for the other person, and I wish you nothing less that that.
IJC Is Proud of Journalists For Their Role In Pandemic
asiannewsagency - 17個小時前
New Delhi: IJC- International Journalism Centre extends heartiest thanks to all the Journalists in India and all other countries of the World, who all have contributed immensely to the coverage of Covid 19 putting their lives to risk. It shows their sincere efforts and love & dedication towards Journalism- Three Cheers,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IJC
International Journalism Centre was created in the year 2007 when few known journalists from different countries decided to promote positive and constructive journalism in the World under the leadership of media guru Sandeep Marwah at Marwah Studios.
Few aims and objectives were placed on order including to start a community radio station, a community television station, a news paper to give news on art and culture, to enroll journalist associations as its members, to look into the interest and needs of journalists and good journalism. It also aims to educate & promote young aspirants in the profession of journalism.
Later it was decided to have the most exclusive Festival of Journalism to talk to the World about journalistic activities- and Global Festival of Journalism Noida was established in 2013.
“The biggest contribution of International Journalism Centre is to declare 12th February as the International Day of Journalism. Though it started in a very simple way but now the whole world has started celebrating this date as the auspicious International Day of Journalism,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IJC.
IJC also started supporting media education in AAFT- Asian Academy of Film And Television as well as ASMS- Asian School of Media since its inception, now the biggest school of journalism in India.
IJC backed up the first radio Station of Noida city- Radio Noida 107.4FM and now its been 11 years radio is now a World radio. A television station called MSTV was also launched from Marwah Studios at the same time.
International Journalism Centre is been busy in conducting workshops, seminars discussions and talks on the various current affairs and subjects of national & international interest.
International Women’s Film Forum Now Popular World Wide
asiannewsagency - 18個小時前
New Delhi: International Women’s Film Forum was created way back in 2013 by the management of Marwah Studios to support all those women who all are connected to films, television and media and looking for better opportunities in life.
Later The International Women’s Film Forum added to look into all those issues which are concerned Women be it at professional level or at social. The aim of the organization extended to facilitate and increase the contribution of women to public life and to promote equality of opportunity for women in all aspects of life.
“The above aims have been fulfilled through co-operation and co-ordination, by strengthen links between women’s groups, while also attempted to expand membership which is truly representative of women’s organizations and by providing a forum for the expression and exchange of views, to formulate policy statements and act as a conduit to Government, both national and local” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IWFF.
“Large number of events have been conducted in association with Women Organizations to support women in different fields through Workshops, seminars, talks, interactions, film shows, theatre, musical recitals, dance recitals, exhibitions, bazaars, fashion shows, festivals, conventions, summits, music and book releases,” added Marwah.
Radio Noida 107.4 and MSTV started special programs on women to high light their achievements. A national level award- Dr. Sarojni Naidu National Award for Working Women was instituted and has already seen its three editions.
International Public Broadcasting Forum Is Serving Nation
asiannewsagency - 2日內
New Delhi: IPBF- International Public Broadcasting Forum, launched way back in 2000 to promote production & broadcast of good television & radio programs, is an initiative of Marwah Studios.
“The purpose of IPBF is to bring the talent on the table and provide complete facilities to all those who are ready with powerful scripts towards nationalism or social issues of the country and looking for assistance and support in making and broadcast of the program,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IPBF.
More than 10,000 programs have been supported and broadcasted on radio and television which were indicating towards social issues like, Disability, Environment, Skill Development, Save Water, Women Empowerment, Save The Girl Child, Digital India, Clean India, Green India, Unprivileged Children, Working Women, Education and products of young enthusiastic film, television and radio students.
“Broadcasting fulfills the vital human need of information, education and entertainment. Public service broadcasting refers to the production and transmission of socially beneficial radio and television programs which otherwise would not be broadcast due to the commercialization of the media,” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah.
Public service broadcasting makes presentation of issues that affect the everyday life or the people in a complex society and attempts a deeper level of reflection and analysis.
0International Public Broadcasting Forum lends all possible support to the producers of radio and television programs for public service broadcasting;
It facilitates exchange of non-commercial radio and television programs and their makers across the world; it conducts audience research for ascertaining the taste and need of the people for non-commercial programs; and it organizes debates, seminars, symposia and workshops on issues relating to public service broadcasting.
Marwah Films And Video Production Created Film Record
asiannewsagency - 2日內
New Delhi: “Marwah Films And Video Production is the only film organization in the World where more than 15,000 film makers from different disciplines including production, direction, acting, cinematography, Editing, Animation, Sound, writing and from more than 150 countries of the World gathered together to churn out 3000 short films so far produced by single production company,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of MFVP counting his one of the World Records in media.
MFVP- Marwah Films And Video Production started in 1993 with the completion of first batch of Asian Academy of Film And Television to give a rare opportunity to the students of AAFT to make cinema at Marwah Studios at no extra cost. Later this benefit was extended to students of ASMS- Asian School of Media Studies and ASC- Asian School of Communication.
The complete infrastructure, consisting of pre production, production and post production facilities, is provided to young enthusiastic filmmakers to actually shoot the film and create a wonderful profile for themselves. The films are made in different genre. These are fictions and documentaries also.
These films are not only debut films of the film makers, they do get participated in different festivals, national and international competitions round the year and bring accolades to the institution and Marwah Productions,.
Films from one minute to full-length feature films like Sahi Kaha Tumne, Aaghat, Nimtran, Prashan, Coffee House, I Am, Arial, It’s Rocking- Dard De Disco, Riyasat, Nazuk Sa Modd have done extremely well even at the commercial level. TV Serials like Teen Canteen, Yog Chaya,, Chitrakar, Roshni, Akhiyan Ton Door Jayeen Na have been repeatedly shown on channels.
Many of the short films are on social issues and have been part of many social events covering Environment, Women and Children issues. So far United Nation- UNIC has selected 17 films as their propaganda films. Most of the films have been broadcast on television too.
WPDRF Observed World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April
asiannewsagency - 3日內
New Delhi: On World Autism Awareness Day, which falls on 2nd April, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the coronavirus and its impact on society.
Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system and affects the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the affected individual. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests and repetitive behaviors.
Early recognition, as well as behavioral, educational and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning.
“Universal human rights, including the rights of persons with disabilities, must not be infringed upon in the time of a pandemic. Governments have a responsibility to ensure that their response includes persons with autism,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of World Peace Development And Research Foundation while talking to the members of the organization on line.
“Persons with autism should never face discrimination when seeking medical care. They must continue to have access to the support systems required to remain in their homes and communities through times of crisis, instead of facing the prospect of forced institutionalization,” reminded Dr. Marwah also president of We feel Festival of films on Disability.
TOPPYBABY - 4日內
I’m a positive energy person
if who people with negative energy person
please stay away from me
so that I can maintain a good magnetic field
after all life is beautiful
you must enjoy and keep going
Be the person who breaks the cycle - 06.04.2020
Carie1123 - 4日內
Recently I came across a quote I really love.
IFTRC Still Remains The Top Film Research Centre
asiannewsagency - 4日內
New Delhi: For film makers, it’s imperative to research for their film in depth and International Film And Television Research Centre very well realizes the need of proper research in filming. Hence, Marwah Studios way back in 1993, with the intent to support the education & production of effective and efficient visual media programs, started IFTRC.
“Pleasantly, International Film and Television Research Center (IFTRC) is the first and the only film & television research centre in the private sector in India,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IFTRC.
Many debates, workshops, seminars and symposia, talks on vital subjects related to media and entertainment are conducted and a number of national and international media professionals, intellectuals and significant public figures for interaction with the press and television organizations are invited on the platform of IFTRC to foster the flow of valuable knowledge. More than 3000 short films of different durations have been produced for research purposes.
Under IFTRC is actively working in 196 countries around the globe to gather important information for analysis and policy formation. Research on more than 18 topics related to films, television programs, advertising, sex and violence, children’s film, women participation, duration of final product in the visual media etc. have so far been conducted by IFTRC. The research associates connected to IFTRC have prepared more than 600 project reports.
Also, this research centre has its own books and video library and an independent publication division where research papers, periodicals, books and newsletter are published and then circulated across the world.
International Film & Television Research Centre is successfully providing significant information to the Indian Film Industry which is essential for its’ growth. It had also proved itself to be an indispensable part in creating an informed society all over the world.
nobusik - 5日內
I want to be spit-fucked like that! <lol>
TOPPYBABY - 5日內
joshin - 5日內
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul;
IFTC is the Most Exclusive Art Promotion Organization
asiannewsagency - 6日內
New Delhi: IFTC- International Film and Television Club was established by Sandeep Marwah a well know international media person way back in 1993 to promote film and television education at Asian Academy of Film & Television and films, art and culture on a global level.
Powerful interactions with national and international film, TV, media, art and cultural celebrities & Luminaries were coordinated to plan, execute and popularize festivals & carnivals at the world stage.
IFTC is the only organization in the World, which has established eleven most exclusive grand cultural celebrations from Noida Film City, the platform of Marwah Studios and AAFT.
Global Film Festival (to promote good cinema) is the biggest festival of North India, Global Festival of Journalism (to promote positive and constructive journalism) is the only of its kind in the World, Global Literary Festival (to endorse powerful literature) is now second most popular festival of the nation and Global Fashion Week (to showcase and promote young fashion designers of our country) is the only festival showcasing designs and garments from more than 50 countries. All these four major festivals have so far attracted two million delegates from 145 countries of the World.
International Festival of Cellphone Cinema (to promote the idea of mobile cinema) the first ever mobile festival in the World, International Sufi Festival (to promote spirituality) is a music with spirituality, AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films (to give prominence to short films) with World Record to its credit of being 105th edition and only festival to give opportunity to more than 2000 new directors to showcase their debut film, ASMS Festival of Short Films (to bring social message to the universal floor) are now so well accepted by the world audience.
We Feel Festival of Films on Disability (to sensitize people on the disability subject, Children’s Film Festival (to support Children’s Film Society of India and to encourage good cinema for children) and Country Wise Film Festival (to develop and promote relations with different countries) are the packages designed by the organization.
“All these festivals have fortunately been very successful in their respective objectives and have given a tremendous kick start to the aspiring as well as the eminent filmmakers by screening their work and giving them a beautiful platform to stage their creativity,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IFTC.
The Film Club is also actively involved in organizing film shows of many prominent, classic and awarded films throughout the year and supports many other organizations to fulfill their objectives through films.
Marwah Studios Is Indeed An International Creative Centre
New Delhi: Twenty Nine years in business, Marwah Studios-an island of excellence, is now an International brand in Media touching its presence in almost 145 countries of the World and associated with not only films, television, print, radio, new media but also linked with education, tourism & hospitality, fashion & design, environment and climate change, skill development and probably all government social initiatives.
“We are here to serve the nation and international media and entertainment industry. Our every effort is towards uplifting humanity. We have always believed that you can bring in love, peace and unity in the world through art and culture,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Marwah Studios.
Marwah Studios has been the founder of Noida Film City- (The first film city of North India and third in the country), AAFT– Asian Academy of Film And Television (The First private film school and fourth film school of the country), IFTC– International Film And Television Club (a first film association to present more than ten international festivals) and IFTRC– International Film And Television Research Centre(first private film and TV research centre in India).
Many powerful organizations like MFVP– Marwah Films And Video Productions (World Record Holder of largest number of short films), IPBF-International Public Broadcasting Forum consisting of Radio Noida 107.4FM a community radio station and MSTV a community television station of broadcasting, IWFF– International Women’s Film Forum( to look after the needs and requirements of todays women in society and business, And ICFF– International Children’s Film Forum (to look after the needs of and requirements of young children) are the marvelous creations of Marwah Studios.
Marwah Studios has been appreciated, awarded and mentioned by many head of the states, film, TV and Media personalities of the World. It has been the case study in large number of countries and educational institutions. Marwah Studios latest formations ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry(first dedicated chamber of M&EI) and AAFT University of Media And Arts(first film university of the country) have surprised the whole World.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Where there is love there is life. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Action expresses priorities. The future depends on what we do in the present. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. If you don’t ask, you don’t get it,” Dr. Sandeep Marwah seven times World Record Holder read the quotes loudly.
Social Distancing Is The Only Way To Save India- Sandeep Marwah
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the only solution to control the spread of novel corona virus is social distancing. “If you want to tame the spread of the virus, the only way to do it is to break the cycle of transmission by practicing social distancing,” the prime minister said while addressing the nation for the second time on the epidemic.
The prime minister has announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown, effective from Tuesday midnight.
“Social distancing should be adopted not only by those affected by the virus. but for each and every person of this country, including you and your family” reminded Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios writing to each and every member of AAFT family.
“This is a self-imposed curfew. Every one must remain within the houses and keep himself and families safe,” added Dr. Marwah requesting not to take a chance.
Chief Scout For India Sandeep Marwah Addressed to The Nation on Coronavirus
New Delhi: “There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chief Scout For India while addressing to the Nation.
“We are taking full support of Radio Noida 107.4FM World Radio and MSTV an international television to spread the word to maximum number of people to prevent them from this dangerous virus,” added Dr. Marwah.
Dr. Sandeep Marwah instructed press to publish and broadcast the following precautions so that it reaches to the largest number.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Dr. Marwah suggested to consult their doctor in case of emergency. They must follow instructions passed on by the Government from time to time.
Chief Scout For India Sandeep Marwah Addressed The Nation on Corona virus
New Delhi: “Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID 19 – the Corona Virus. With active support of the people of India, we have been able to contain the spread of the Virus in our country,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chief Scout For India addressing to all the five million scouts and guides of the country and people of the nation.
“The most important factor in preventing the spread of the Virus locally is to empower the citizens with the right information and taking precautions as per the advisories being issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,” Marwah added and spoke about the precautions.
Precautions to be taken to prevent spread of infection
Frequently wash your hands (atleast for 20 sec thoroughly) with soap and running water and alcohol based hand rub after coughing and sneezing or when caring for the sick or when in contact with patient of cough and cold or in public gathering.
Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing with flexed elbow or tissue and throw the tissue into closed dustbin immediately after use.
Avoid close contact and stay home when you are experiencing cough and fever and also avoid contact with anyone who has fever or cough or maintain distance of 6 feet (2 metre) from the patient.
Avoid spiting in public and touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid direct, unprotected contact with live animals. Avoid unnecessary travel.
Seek early medical help if you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
The infection is spread by droplets organisms (size more than 5 micron) therefore, ordinary surgical mask can also give adequate protection.
Mask is not required to be worn by all, only those with respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing and fever) need to use it to protect others from getting virus. Dispose used mask properly.
“We hope that with great precautions, sincere efforts of our all medical, forces, service teams and by the grace of God soon we will be able to over come this pandemic, which we have never seen before,” prayed Dr. Marwah asked every one to stay back home and support the national cause.
Bhagat Singh Remembered on Martyrs’ Day
New Delhi: Shaheed Diwas is observed on 23 March to mark the occasion when freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged to death by the British in 1931. The three were convicted for the assassination of John Saunders, a British police officer.
“Lets give our tribute to the three heroes Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev for their courage and bravery and laying down their lives for the country on this Shaheed Diwas Day,” said Sandeep Marwah Chair for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Forum at Marwah Studios.
Dr. Sandeep Marwah has been a product of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Delhi University of 1978 Batch. “We have learned a lot from this great leader- The Patriotism,” added Dr. Marwah.
Bhagat Singh Forum at Marwah Studios has been involved in making films on Bhagat Singh, maintaining a book library and a film library. Number of workshops,seminars, interaction programs, talks are arranged to cultivate the sense of Nationalism within the young people of India.