Khajuraho Dance Festival (KDF) which is conducted every year against the backdrop of World Famous temples of Khajuraho is all set to woo the fans of classical dance. This grand cultural extravaganza will enthrall the viewers from Feb 20th- 26th. The stunning blend of architecture and art creates a wonderful symphony with mesmerizing classical dance performances being performed by renowned artists across the nation. The dance performances are given in an open-air auditorium, which is established usually onward of Chitragupta Temple (dedicated to Sun God) and Vishwanath Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva). As per the mythological beliefs, the festival is celebrated as a dedication to the creators of temples and deities. Besides dance performances, tourists can also shop for sculptures, artifacts, and other craft items from an open-air market. In all, Khajuraho Dance Festival allows tourists to gain insights into the culture and art forms of India.
We are all broadcasters. And the messages we choose to broadcast predict our success. All of us constantly broadcast information to others, even when we don't say a word. Sales professionals broadcast to potential clients in a way that wins new business. Managers broadcast to their teams about projects. Colleagues broadcast to one another about available resources. The messages we choose to broadcast shape others' beliefs in the potential for success and their ability to create positive change. Working as a CBS news anchor, Michelle Gielan saw how nonstop coverage of the 2009 recession left many viewers feeling paralyzed. She had an idea: a new interview series focused on positive psychology and creating happiness in the face of tragedy. "Happy Week” generated the greatest viewer response of the year. In Broadcasting Happiness, Gielan shows us how our words can move people from fear-based mind-sets to positive mind-sets. Using scientifically proven communication strategies, we have the ability to increase others' happiness and success at work as well as our own, instantly making us more effective leaders. Learn the seven keys of communicating more effectively to influence others and drive measurable results. Gielan, a happiness researcher and expert on positive communication, will teach you how to: Inoculate your brain against stress and negativity by fact checking challenges Drive success by leading a conversation or communication with positivity Rewrite debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth Deal with negative people in a way that lessens their power Share bad news more effectively to increase future social capital Create and sustain a positive culture at work by creating contagious optimism 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Gielan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001711/bk_gdan_001711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cultivation theory in its most basic form, suggests that exposure to television, over time, subtly "cultivates" viewers' perceptions of reality. The central hypothesis guiding cultivation research is that the more time people spend watching television, the more their beliefs and assumptions about life and society will be congruent with the most stable and repetitive messages found in television's dramatic entertainment programs. Learn more about the most prominent theories of how television affects our minds in the following pages.
Mean World Syndrome is a phenomenon where the violence- related content of mass media convinces viewers that the world is more dangerous than it actually is, and prompts a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. Mean World Syndrome is one of the main conclusions of cultivation theory. The term was coined by George Gerbner, a pioneer researcher on the effects of television on society, when he noted that people who watched a large amount of television tended to think of the world as an intimidating and unforgiving place. Individuals who watch television infrequently and adolescents who talk to their parents about reality are said to have a more accurate view of the real world than those who do not, and they are able to more accurately assess their vulnerability to violence. They also tend to have a wider variety of beliefs and attitudes. Political strategists can take advantage of voters suffering from this syndrome to sway them. For example, critics and some supporters of George W. Bush accused Bush's supporters, most notably the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth, of using a FUD-based campaign in the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Many individuals anecdotally express concern about whether watching too many soap operas is somehow bad for viewers. Does watching soaps cause viewers to have a distorted set of beliefs about and expectations toward relationships in their everyday lives? This book contains a monograph of the author s doctoral dissertation, in which he explores the social cognition and relationship learning that occurs from soap operas. Do soap opera viewers hold different sets of beliefs about sex in relationships? About conflict? About romance? About break-up? In the first study, Dr. Hoekstra tests the existence of such beliefs in the context of both relationships in general and in the context of a viewer s actual current relationship. In the second study, Dr. Hoekstra examines whether soap viewers have a different capacity for recognizing, remembering, and constructing hypothetical relationship plots with typical soap-opera sorts of themes.
Youth learned their values at home through chores, play, observation and correction of parents and others. It provided them a foundation for socialization. As they grow up, TV replaces parents, teachers, relatives, plays and chores in their lives. College-going youth learn their values, beliefs, and behaviors exhibited by TV characters. TV viewing has become a social habit among college-going youth in Tamilnadu, India. This study finds out impacts of TV on college-going youth and it is important as there is a general concern in the society about TV and its impact on college-going youth particularly if they are heavy viewers. Little attention has been paid in the past in India on the actual consumption of TV and its impact on audience, particularly on college-going youth and their values. Thus this study explores the major hypothesis: greater the exposure to TV, greater the impact on the lives of college-going youth . In fact, the TV is blamed for its at times unwholesome influence on young people.Instead of blaming the TV for its negative effects, it would be wiser to enable the college-going youth to understand the TV realities more critically through media literacy.
Over the past few decades, Italian colonial cinema has proved to be a compelling area to explore artistic productions born during the colonial and fascist periods whose unique ideology shifted from propaganda to fiction. The films produced during the Italian colonial intervention in Africa, which lasted roughly seventy-five years, reflect cinema's recollection of political beliefs and its aesthetic attention to colonialism while exposing its ideological contradictions. Italian colonial films mirror imperial ideology influenced by a racial hierarchy that was acted upon during the colonization of Africa.This study on images of Italian and African identities displayed in these films today invites viewers to reflect on racially constructed images that speak of justice and loyalty, values that reflect nationalist and patriotic ideals defining but also confining the identities of both Africans and Italians. The films analyzed in this book include Attilio Gatti's Siliva Zulu (1927), Mario Camerini's Kif tebbi (1928), Augusto Genina's Squadrone bianco (1936). To conclude this journey through colonial discourses in Italian cinema, two examples of contemporary cinema given by Bernardo Bertolucci in L'assedio (1998) and Cristina Comencini in Bianco e Nero (2007) expand the study from colonial national and cultural identity to interracial relationships in today's multiethnic Italy. The representations of African and Italian identities found in these two contemporary films grow into compelling visual documents of a historical connection that does not seem to move forward from its colonial mentality.These films' analyses are helpful tools for understanding the growing racial intolerance which has been troubling Italian society in the past decade. The need remains crucial to explain the racial component of the relationship between Italy and Africa by looking at the imagery of national and cultural identity found in the films shot in Africa during the Italian expansionist intervention in the 1920s and 1930s.