As Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy is set to stream in India, a new trailer of the drama that captures the mood in a newly independent India has been shared on Netflix. The web series is about lives of four families in a new country and changing social ethos. 19-year-old Lata (Tanya Maniktala) has only one wish – to choose her own husband. Her mother Rupa (Mahira Kakkar), however, is set on finding her a ‘suitable boy’. As Tanya grapples with her wish and that of her mother’s, Maan Kapoor (Ishaan Khatter) and courtesan Saeeda Bai’s (Tabu) forbidden romance is giving heartburn to his father Mahesh (Ram Kapoor). The couple in love is blind to society’s disapproval. The series is adapted from Vikram Seth’s award-winning book.
The show also stars Vinay Pathak, Vijay Varma, Vijay Raaz, Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey, Rasika Dugal, Randeep Hooda, Shubham Saraf, Mikhail Sen, Danesh Razvi,
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Lombard Historical Society invites the community to “OctoberBest — Better than Sitting at Home!,” featuring the polka band Die Kellerknaben.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the William J. Mueller Gazebo, located behind the Victorian Cottage, 23 W. Maple St. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m. Reservations, masks and social distancing is required. Guests are asked to bring their own chair. This event is $5 for LHS members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations and information, visit www.lombardhistory.org/events, email [email protected], by phone (630) 629-1885.
Dance, sing, sip apple cider and savor fresh apple strudel. Die Kellerknaben has its roots deep in the heart of polka — not just a fad, polka is part of the American heritage. The band will delight you with Oktoberfest favorites and classics from the international landscape. You’ll feel right at home singing
PORTSMOUTH — Only days remain to bid on more than 100 works by regional artists in the Portsmouth Historical Society’s “Jubilee” art auction that ends at 6 p.m. Oct. 7.
Half the proceeds support Discover Portsmouth and the John Paul Jones House Museum while the other half goes directly to 50 contributing artists. The online auction offers an array of paintings, many featuring familiar scenes, plus handcrafted jewelry, sculpture, woodworking and clothing.
“Buyers take home a treasured original new work of art while supporting its talented creator and the city’s 100-year-old historical society,” said PHS Executive Director Brian LeMay.
This year’s fall auction lets bidders join via a special online platform. BiddingForGood is a charitable e-commerce company designed to connect fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers and socially responsible businesses. A desktop or laptop computer is the best way to view the gallery.
Art lovers can reach the auction via the PHS website,
By Philip Van Slooten, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE
ANNAPOLIS, MD — An update to Maryland’s hate crimes law, named for slain Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, is one of several anti-discrimination measures going into effect Oct. 1. Other notable bills address crime, the environment and healthcare, including an infectious disease mandate named for Olivia Paregol, a University of Maryland freshman who died during a 2018 campus outbreak.
Collins’ Law – HB917/SB606. Sponsored by Delegate C. T. Wilson, D-Charles, and Sen. Joanne C. Benson, D-Prince George’s, this hate crimes update was named in honor of the Bowie State University ROTC candidate who was murdered by Sean Urbanski at a University of Maryland, College Park bus stop in 2017.
“He was a young rising star, a young military officer about to be commissioned,” state Sen. William C. Smith Jr., D-Montgomery, said of Collins, who was Black.
While Urbanski, who is white, was
If nothing soon changes, October will be a brutal month for airline employees. The airline industry was hit hard by the effects of Covid-19. The federal government warned people not to take unnecessary flights and prohibited travel to and from certain countries. Passengers were afraid to fly and canceled their trips and vacations over concerns that they’d catch the disease. Business professionals that were accustomed to taking flights to meet with clients played it safe by holding Zoom calls instead.
As flight travel came to a grinding halt, the revenues and profits for the major airlines plummeted. There was little other choice for the airlines than reducing headcount, as there wasn’t a demand for flying. Two major companies in the industry, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, told their respective employees that there will be massive layoffs in October. Concerns and fear over