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Topic: Eklavya

In the News (Tue 21 May 19)

  About Eklavya Education Foundation
Eklavya Education Foundation came into being in the year 1996 with a mission to revolutionize school education in India.
Eklavya believes that education is an infrastructure, atleast, as important as nation's roads, electricity and telecom.
Eklavya's mission is to work towards bringing about a revolution in the field of school education through a multi-pronged approach.
www.eklavya.org /eklfond.htm   (484 words)

  The Hindu : A story retold
Khindri who was invited for the meeting, said the Eklavya members hardly spoke when the (former) minister in charge of the district and DPC chairperson, Ajay Narayan Mushran, said it was a unanimous decision to end the programme.
Eklavya did prepare a phase — wise introduction of the programme to other districts but the government was preoccupied with the district primary education programme (DPEP) and did not take it up.
In fact, said an Eklavya member, the government wanted to focus on middle school education from last year but it felt there was a lack of expertise to extend the HSTP to all districts.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/mag/2002/06/30/stories/2002063000070400.htm   (1676 words)

 Eklavya (2007)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Eklavya is symbolic to a character of the same name from Mahabharat who cut off his thumb just to repay his teacher.
Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) who happens to be the royal guard of the dynasty comes to Harshwardhan's rescue.
The problem with Eklavya is that the royal secret that the guard wants to safely protect from the world is unveiled to the audiences in the opening reels itself.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0459605   (912 words)

 A Meditation on Eklavya : : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Eklavya willingly gave it, and thus he was no longer a threat to the prince.
Eklavya's example is cited to illustrate the picture of the ideal student in the guru-student equation, even though his unflinching devotion cost him the very thing that he had struggled unimaginably for.
Eklavya had nobody to guide him when his bow was aligned wrongly, or when his arrows were gripped incorrectly.
www.ibnlive.com /news/a-meditation-on-eklavya/10040-3.html   (2008 words)

 Eklavya's Guru Dakshina
Keeping broad interest of princes in mind and Eklavya, being a son of a Bhil (lower caste), Drona refused.
However, Eklavya resolved to make Drona as his teacher and began learning archery on his own keeping Drona's idol in front of him.
Eklavya recognized Drona and offered to be at his service.
www.swargarohan.org /Mahabharat/Adi-Parva/42.htm   (918 words)

 'Eklavya' - a dark chronicle of defeat
The characters, all ruefully rooted to a decadent and dying aristocracy, are either neurotic, manic or self-destructive.
In the sequence where "Eklavya" slaughters Jimmy Shergil, the recurrent pigeons-leitmotif (seen earlier in "Parinda") are classic Chopra embellishments best left behind in a film that in many ways crosses the boundaries of mainstream conventions.
Rajasthan is captured in telltale silhouettes as the stately royal guard Eklavya (Bachchan) forms a fertile bond with a family of doomed aristocrats.
www.bollywoodgate.com /movie-reviews/eklavya---a-dark-chronicle-of-defeat.html   (1031 words)

 Family deals with a brush with death - Roanoke.com
Eklavya's sister, Abarna, a law student in Bangalore, was vacationing in the seaside community of Chennai when it was struck by the tsunami.
Eklavya's parents live in Ranchi, an inland city on the eastern side of India.
At the time, Eklavya, a graduate student at Tech, was still in Blacksburg, where he stayed over his winter break.
www.roanoke.com /news/nrv/wb/xp-16689   (523 words)

 Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools - Issue No 3 - Innovations in Education
Eklavya was the response of a group of young scholars in India, who felt strongly that the education they had received should be shared with the disadvantaged.
Eklavya was registered in October 1982 under the Societies Registration Act of t 860 as a non-profit voluntary organization.
Eklavya's Planning and Development programme is an effort to evolve and tryout innovative models of microlevel planning in the rural areas.
www.journal.kfionline.org /article.asp?issue=3&article=19   (1245 words)

 The Hindu : Eklavya loses thumb again
The group of scholars, like the Mahabharata lad Eklavya, whose name they were later to adopt for their organisation, opted to pursue their search in near wilderness, away from the glare and distractions of a metropolis and settled down in the small town of Hoshangabad on the banks of the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh.
The HSTP and later Eklavya sought to develop the programme well within the framework of the system of school education in Madhya Pradesh and with the approval, cooperation and assistance of successive Governments of the State at costs that were almost ridiculously low.
For, keen as the Congress, at the central and the State levels, is to project itself as an alternative to the BJP's politics of hatred, obscurantism and communalism, it is not immune to the BJP's politics of manipulation from the outside.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2002/08/05/stories/2002080500251000.htm   (1172 words)

 Indiaoz Hinduism - The Complete Mahabharata - Story of Eklavya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Eklavya did not like this, and therefore, he shut the mouth of the dog with an arrow!
They decided to trace this skillful fellow and reached the spot where Eklavya was practicing wonders with his bow and arrow in front of the clay image of Drona.
Hence the Guru thought for awhile and came to a decision to remove Eklavya as a competitor to Arjuna.
www.indiaoz.com.au /hinduism/Mahabharata/mahabharata_6.shtml   (640 words)

 Eklavya- The Honest Disciple
As a means to stop the disturbance, Eklavya shot arrows into the dog’s mouth in such a skillful way that they did not hurt the dog but stopped him from barking.
Drona inquired from Eklavya as to who his teacher was, and was surprised to hear Eklavya reply humbly that it was Drona himself.
Eklavya was only too happy to give whatever his teacher asked for as he thought that his guru had accepted him.
www.bhagwanvalmiki.com /eklavya.htm   (803 words)

 Children's Corner - Stories - Ekalvya - The ideal Student
Eklavya asked his father about this grand looking man who was teaching the young boys.
Drona went to Eklavya with all his students, where he saw the boy practicing in front of his clay image, which had fresh flowers around it.
Eklavya looked at him amidst stunned silence, and then slowly but surely walked up in front of his guru's clay imaged, and taking out his knife, he cut of his right thumb.
www.balagokulam.org /kids/stories/ekalavya.php   (663 words)

 Nefron Limited - Eklavya
Disappointed, Eklavya went to the forest, made an approximate statue of Guru Drona out of mud and prayed to the statue.
The Eklavya's logo conveys a similiar message - the logo shows the statue of a boy, half-carved out of raw stone with the other half still inside.
A person who understands her responsibility towards society and is empowered to take up the challenges that the existing society has to put forth.
www.nefrondialysis.com /nefron/eklavya.htm   (297 words)

 Organiser - Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Eklavya instantly recognised Dronacharya and bent down at his feet to reply humbly, “Gurudev, it is all because of you that I have become adept in archery.
Eklavya, without a crease on his forehead, took out his knife, and in one single blow chopped off his right thumb to present it to Dronacharya as his gurudakshina.
This was because Dronacharya feared that Eklavya might become such a good archer that he would prove a rival for Arjuna and without his right thumb Eklavya was no longer the expert archer he was.
www.organiser.org /dynamic/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=128&page=15   (538 words)

 Eklavya is undeniably impressive
Eklavya is conflicted and determined, forceful yet fragile, and -- using his eyes to masterful effect -- Amitabh hands in a stunning performance.
Her Nandini might be impaired of mind but wields a crayon with considerable skill, a superb parallel to the nearly-blind Eklavya's undying marksmanship, based on sound.
Eklavya is a powerful drama, yet one is more than likely to get caught up in the terrific treatment -- and miss the larger point of the film.
imsports.rediff.com /movies/2007/feb/16eklavya.htm   (1083 words)

 Hindu Mythology - Introduction II - free Suite101.com course
Eklavya replied that he considered Drona his teacher.
He told Eklavya that since he was the teacher Eklavya owed him ‘gurudakshina’ or fees.
Without his right thumb Eklavya would not be able to grasp the bowstring and hence would not be a competitor to Arjuna.
www.suite101.com /lesson.cfm/18770/2121/4   (852 words)

 Ek Lavya hindi film review - idlebrain.com - Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt
Eklavya (Amitab Bachchan) is the guard of citadel in Rajasthan.
Eklavya is a passionate royal guard whose loyalty, dedication and passion towards his job is unflinching.
But ‘Eklavya’ is a an excellent class film and I recommend it to all serious movie lovers.
www.idlebrain.com /mumbai/reviews/eklavya.html   (544 words)

 The 'Seekhna-Sikhana' Approach in Madhya Pradesh
By 1986, Eklavya, with the concurrence of the state education department, expanded the HSTP to school complexes of 13 more districts of MP.
Though Eklavya has reservation about the policy of external funds to primary education, DPEP being entirely externally funded, as also the narrowing focus of elementary education to primary education in DPEP, it nevertheless recognised the oppurtunity to deepen the innovative process that such a governmental initiative provided.
The approach, methodology and contents of 'Seekhna-Sikhana' closely resemble that of Eklavya's 'Khushi-Khushi', but the significant aspect is that the new package is no longer the experimental effort of a paricular group, but the mainstream for the state.
www.ashanet.org /library/articles/seekhna_sikhana.1997.html   (1574 words)

 Bollywood for you, Bollywood gossip, news, wallpapers, downloads, screensavers, reviews, style
Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) is a royal guard whose generations have for years looked after the security of the royal family.
Although the film is based on an entirely original plot, and that Chopra has chosen an original backdrop to unfold his story, one must say his screenplay along with writer Abhijit Joshi is not up to the mark.
What’s more, both, Eklavya and Harshvardhan know this fact, although the former is unaware that the latter knows it.
www.b4utv.com /showtime/reviews/eklavya.shtml   (335 words)

 Eklavya Movie Review - Bollywood Hindi Movie Eklavya
Eklavya is a Big Bore of a film notwithstanding the encomiums heaped on the movie by witless Western critics and fawning Indian hacks.
The final confrontation between Eklavya and his son Harsh over the murder of the King is not the gripping, emotion-laden, electrifying moment that it should have been but reduced to a banal exchange of words.
Eklavya is not a product of a powerful imagination and by no stretch of imagination a must watch movie.
www.searchindia.com /search/bollywood-movies/eklavya-movie-review.html   (569 words)

 Comet Media Foundation - A non-profit group working in educational communication, Mumbai, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Eklavya, the character in the Mahabharat, was a symbol of struggle against odds, a student who learned independently when a guru refused to teach him.
Eklavya, the organisation, was set up with the objective of encouraging present day Eklavyas to gain access to education.
The Eklavya toys at Comet were initially developed to support Eklavya's work in schools.
www.cometmedia.org /www/eklavya.php   (136 words)

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Eklavya is a story of relationships not acknowledged, a story of love, greed and betrayal.
Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) is the royal guard of Devigarh palace where Rana Jayawardhan (Boman Irani) lives with his wife Suhasinidevi (Sharmila Tagore) and mentally challenged daughter Nandini (Raima Sen).
Eklavya is linked to the family in a way that has remained secret for years.
www.ndtvmovies.com /reviews.asp?lang=hindi&id=213&moviename=Eklavya   (324 words)

 Movie Review: Eklavya - The Royal Guard | MovieWalah
Unlike Eklavya of Mahabharata, who had presented his right hand thumb as a Guru-Dakshina to Dronacharya, this modern-day Eklavya when faced with a similar situation, chooses the path of his heart rather than what the world expects of him.
Eklavya is the story of a royal guard (Amitabh Bachchan), whose family has protected royal dynasty of Devigarh, for nine generations.
This is when Eklavya is faced with a life changing moment and has to decide whether he should follow his heart or what his previous generations have taught him.
www.moviewalah.com /review/2007/02/17/movie-review-eklavya-the-royal-guard   (2064 words)

 Fulbright to India
The Eklavya School is yet another example of private school education in India.
Eklavya's founders have a long-term vision: to develop a model for successful schools.
Eklavya is committed to raising the standards of teacher proficiency along with both esteem and salaries.
home.att.net /~tisone/schools.html   (2122 words)

 Eklavya - The Royal Guard
Inaugurated by the Festival de Cannes in 2005, the ambition of 'Tous les Cinemas du Monde' section is to illustrate the vitality and diversity of cinema throughout the world, the dynamism of its young creative talent and the involvement of its institutions in promoting international cinema.
Eklavya is all set for an art house release in the US this summer.
Eklavya's family has been protecting the fort, the king and its secrets for nine generations.
eklavyatheroyalguard.blogspot.com /index.html   (1260 words)

 Blogical Conclusion
Eklavya invokes quite a bit of Shakespeare – the recital of one of his sonnets, a character’s Lady Macbethish declaration that the blood on his hands can never be washed away – but it’s mainly Hamlet that you see played out.
With all this, I was half-expecting Chopra to devise a graveyard soliloquy for his prince as the latter stumbled upon a skull.
Because Eklavya is a myth, we don’t care that the characters are archetypal – they could just as simply have been named Rich Boy and Poor Girl and Evil Uncle and Gothic-novel Madwoman – or that their graphs are barely fleshed out for our involvement and understanding.
brangan.easyjournal.com /entry.aspx?eid=3307343   (1456 words)

 Eklavya is definitely worth a watch
If the success of Omkara, which wrestled with the themes of betrayal, jealousy, destructive ambition and revenge, is any indication, then Eklavya too should do solid business abroad.
The film could also be another international hit for Saif Ali Khan, who does the near impossible by holding his own against a deeply anguished, conflicted and revengeful Amitabh Bachchan.
Eklavya in a nutshell: Despite the loopholes in the script, a few unbaked characters and a made-for-masses ending, the film emerges strong and ranks definitely watchable.
in.rediff.com /movies/2007/feb/14ek.htm   (499 words)

 Vinod Chopra
The film boasts of a strong line up of stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Jimmy Shergill, Boman Irani and Raima Sen. Amitabh Bachchan was also part of the schedule through the entire shoot and only took a 2 day break for his birthday.
Eklavya has been scripted by Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi, with music by Shantanu Moitra and dialogues and lyrics by Swanand Kirkire.
Presented by Vir Chopra, ‘Eklavya — The Royal Guard’ is produced and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and is slated for release by the second quarter of 2006.
www.vinodchopra.com /eklavya.htm   (210 words)

 Eklavya schools to offer special training to STs
Students from the Schedule Tribes who perform well and secure first division marks in the nine upcoming residential schools and the existing and proposed Eklavya schools, shall be offered special coaching in order to encourage them to pursue higher education.
Jogesh Barman, minister for welfare of backward classes, said that the nine residential schools to be established at a cost of Rs 22 crore shall not only be the centres of imparting education but will also provide special training.
While these schools are open to students from other communities, the seven Eklavya schools (five functioning and two proposed) are exclusively meant for ST students.
cities.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=190761   (298 words)

 Movie Preview : Eklavya - The Royal Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yet Eklavya [Amitabh Bachchan], their royal guard, lives in a time warp.
For nine generations, Eklavya’s family has protected Devigarh, a centuries old citadel in Rajasthan.
Eklavya has spent his entire life serving the royals and closely guarding their secrets, but now he’s getting old and increasingly blind.
www.indiafm.com /movies/preview/12558/index.html   (305 words)

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