Skipper #ViratKohli explained how the Yo-Yo test helped Indian cricketers aim for high-level fitness when Prime Minister #NarendraModi asked him about the mandatory running aerobic fitness routine.
Bhawana Somaaya has been documenting famous lives for decades now, but her newest project has her translating the words of the most important man in the country. The film critic, biographer and journalist’s upcoming book is titled ‘Letters to Mother’, a translation of the Gujarati book Saakshi Bhaav, a collection of letters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The book features letters penned by a young PM to the Mother Goddess, whom he addresses as ‘Jagat Janani’, and explores his innermost anxieties, thoughts, observations and much more. “Journalists can get sensitive about certain people they write about, there comes a point when we are told to stop being sensitive as if being sensitive is a crime. But here’s a man who is overflowing with sensitivity, not worried about being judged, and being vulnerable. In fact, after I was done reading the book I couldn’t believe the amount of intensity in it, how he had laid himself so bare,” Somaaya tells Kaveree Bamzai about the PM’s letters, during the recent edition of Indulge Time Pass. Excerpts: On writing about great men After a certain point when I would stop writing and turn on the TV, I wondered if this is the man I’m writing about. Even when I was working on a book on Amitabh Bachchan, meeting him or watching his movies was so distracting for my process. Translation is far more difficult than writing, because when I’m writing I’m only responsible for myself, but this is a dual responsibility. Though Gujarati is my mother tongue, I had never studied Gujarati, I just know it sufficiently well. On top of that I have to sync in my voice, a female voice with the PM’s voice, a male voice.
#PMModi, in his traditional comments before the parliament session, delivered a strong message on the China dispute at the border and said that all MPs should send an unequivocal message that the whole Country stands with soldiers.
#PMModi while while addressing the virtual housewarming ceremony of 1.75 lakh houses built in rural parts of Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (#PMAY) said that the aim of the government was to transform villages as #digitalhotspots .
Prime Minister #NarendraModi said on Friday that school students should have a new curriculum, which is in sync with the new #NationalEducationPolicy, by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence.
India is facing a big challenge over the coronavirus outbreak, but the resilience and aspirations of the people have ensured that the country is holding its own, #PMModi said on September 3rd. Delivering the keynote address at India-US Strategic Partnership Forum, the Prime Minister gave a detailed account of how the country is gaining ground in the battle with the pandemic as well as advancing in other areas.
#PMModi in his monthly radio programme #MannkiBaat on Sunday said that the festival #Onam has an international appeal, saying that 'it has reached distant shores of foreign lands.'
India’s self-reliance will boost the country’s image and partnerships at the international level, #PMModi said on Thursday as he pushed for Atmanirbhar outreach in defence manufacturing.
Northeast has the potential to become India’s growth engine, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while asserting that peace has now established in the region.
PM Modi on July 22 asked US firms to invest in India, pointing to the ways the government is facilitating investors and the promising growth in various sectors including infrastructure, aviation, defence and space research.
Launching a 750 MW solar project in Rewa in #MadhyaPradesh through video-conferencing, #PMModi said the state will emerge as a major hub for clean and cheap power in the country.
Wooing global companies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Asia's third-largest economy is one of the most open in the world and offers investment friendly, competitive business environment and immense opportunities.
The Prime Minister said some relaxation may be allowed in some areas and the scope of coronavirus testing will be expanded significantly.
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