Friday, March 21, 2008

Films Anyone?

I remembered this – “We remember her saying some years ago how it embarrasses her to be recognised more than her artist father (Jatin Das), writer mother (Varsha Das) and their contemporaries, not because of better or greater achievements, but simply because of her screen roles” when I was writing the previous post. This was said by Nandita Das in an interview in The Hindu.

Why I remembered this was: I wanted to create a link to Dr. N Ratna in that post and found none worth the while. What I did find was The New York Times films site in which it is mentioned that Dr. Ratna acted in the Kannada movie Kaadu!

There is no mention on the net that he was one of the earliest (perhaps the first?) directors of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing in Mysore and is considered to be – according to the single line in Wikipedia that mentions him – “the father of Speech and hearing in India

There is something wrong somewhere. Right?

I am sure my question will be answered in the affirmative by the tens of thousands of speech and hearing impaired who have benefited from the institute in Mysore.

PS: Searching for Dr N Rathna provided better results. However, it does not take away the basic premise of my post.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is a pathetic situation. you must remember that when one of the tv channels took a public poll to choose the 'varshada Kannadiga',the kannada matinee idol Rajkumar won against Gangu Bai Hanagal,and others of the same stature.
    Coming to teaching- really, those who CAN only can teach.Others do various other things!-Bombalini