Disney’s Aladdin crosses $1 billion. TwitterDisney crosses a new milestone as their venture, Aladdin, has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Despite lukewarm reviews, Disney’s live-action managed to rake in a very good amount at the box office. Well, perhaps the music-infused family drama with its colours and pizzazz brought about such a big feat.Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negabhan, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar in pivotal roles, Disney’s retelling of the classic 1992 animated film has become a big hit. This also marks the first time for Will Smith and director Guy Ritchie to enter the billion-dollar club. The breakdown of the collection goes like this – North American total of $343.1 million and $656.2 million overseas. This brings their collection to a total of $999.3 million. This is the third Disney movie that managed to cross this feat this year. Earlier, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel were the two releases that put Disney at the top position. Disney’s AladdinInstagramThe studio has had quite a few films to cross the $1 billion mark. Aladdin is the fifth film to have crossed the mark after Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and two of the Pirates of the Caribbean instalments. Interestingly, just earlier it was revealed that Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home achieved this feat as it entered the $1 billion club. Avengers: Endgame which was distributed by Disney has already surpassed the $1 billion mark and has, in fact, entered the $2 billion club, surpassing the lifetime collection of James Cameron’s Avatar! Disney’s AladdinInstagramGuy Ritchie’s Aladdin surprisingly enjoyed a good stand at the box office. For the first nine weeks, Aladdin stayed at the top seventh spot. Even at the overseas market, the earnings have been remarkable. In Japan, the film neared a total of $100 million box office collection while in South Korea, the film stands tall at the #4 spot with an all-time record of $81 million. In the Middle East region too, the film has become the highest-grossing of all time!
‘Do Bailon ki Katha’, ‘Namak ka Daroga’, ‘Eidgaah’ – if these titles from Premchand’s works have made you sit up and notice then there’s a reason for you to celebrate this summer. Delhi government’s Hindi Academy brings you a children theatre festival ‘Is Greeshma Premchand Hain Bachchon Ke Sang’ from 20 June.In an attempt to enrich the lives of 8 to 16-year-old children, Hindi Academy introduced a month long workshop from 20 May . In this workshop, 400 students from 10 schools in the capital are spending their time learning the intricacies of Hindi literature, honing their theatrical skills while acquainting themselves with the legend called Munshi Premchand. The workshop is being conducted by 10 directors chosen by the Academy who are grooming the children in the art of Premchand’s theatrics. The directors who are helping the projects in different schools are Haider Abbas Naqvi, Rajesh Kumar, Kumar Vir Bhushan, Bipin Pachauri, Rahul Saxena, Jawed Ibrahim, Mita Mishra, Mohammad Ali Ashraf, Amandeep Garg and Harshita Guha. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”Premchand was a writer who went deep into the roots of Indian society and presented a true picture of it. So if we want to bring our children closer to Hindi literature, the job has to begin with Premchand,’ says Dr Harisuman Bisht, famous author and Secretary of Hindi Academy.The workshop will culminate into a grand festival for theatre that will be presented by the children over five days at the Little Theatre Group Auditorium at Mandi House.
Riding through craggy terrain, dirt roads and treacherous paths are like child’s play for mountain bikers. And this new adventure sport is a trend that is catching up among thrill seekers for that extra adrenaline rush.‘Mountain bicycling challenges every bit of you and requires perfect synchronisation of mind and body. It tests your endurance and willpower. Every time your body gives up, your mind encourages you to pedal harder,’ said Vamini Sethi, a mountain biking enthusiast. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Sethi, who owns two high-end bikes – Trek 2.1 and Trek 4300 – said the thrill keeps all of them going.Like her, there are many biking enthusiasts who are getting into this niche area for the love of the thrill and the challenge it offers, Sethi said.The numbers are slowly growing, despite it being an expensive hobby.Some of the credit for making mountain biking popular goes to the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA).Formed in 2005, it is the brainchild of Mohit Sood, who with the support of a British friend decided to venture into this unknown territory.Ever since then, he has been successfully organising the MTB Himalaya international biking challenge, a gruelling seven-day trail from Shimla to Kullu, covering 550 kilometres. ‘Mountain bicycling is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires passion and ultimately gives you the thrill,’ Sood says.
Share The world’s tourism slogans, all on one map << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Click for the full image!TORONTO – Just think about what slogans have done for global brands like Nike and McDonald’s and you’ll realize how effective a few words can be. But coming up with a good slogan is harder than it looks, as many tourist boards can certainly attest to.British company FamilyBreakFinder has unveiled a zoomable map of tourism slogans around the world, proving that when it comes to capturing a destination’s spirit in less than five words, some are better at it than others.Many countries rely heavily on alliteration, like ‘Brilliant Barbados’, ‘Inspired by Iceland’ and ‘Live Love Lebanon’, while some fall back on grandiose claims like Denmark’s ‘Happiest place on Earth!’ and Australia’s ‘There’s NOTHING like Australia’.Some slogans are a bit of a mouthful, like Suriname’s ‘A colorful experience…exotic beyond words’, while others are succinct and to the point, like Cape Verde’s ‘No stress’ and Kiribati’s ‘For travellers’. History is a common theme, with Egypt’s ‘Where it all begins’, Israel’s ‘Land of Creation’ and Peru’s ‘Land of the Incas’ playing up their respective pasts, as is natural beauty, like Montenegro’s ‘Wild Beauty’ and Uzbekistan’s ‘Naturally irresistible!’.More news: Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesWales and Spain show their tech-savvy sides with the hashtag slogans ‘#FindYourEpic’ and ‘#spainindetail’, respectively, while Ukraine, Slovenia and Morocco had some fun with words with ‘It’s all about U’, ‘I feel sLOVEnia’ and ‘Much mor’.Others are a bit of a headscratcher, like Hungary’s ‘Think Hungary more than expected’ and South Africa’s ‘Inspiring new ways’, while others leave no room for misinterpretation, like Tanzania’s ‘The land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Serengeti’ and Nigeria’s ‘Good people, great nation’.As for Canada’s ‘Keep exploring’? We think it perfectly captures the country’s endless beauty.Tell us, what’s your favourite slogan? Friday, January 6, 2017 Travelweek Group