One of the eight forms of India's classical dances, Kathak, meaning “story teller,” originated in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, and there are references to this dance form in sources dating from the third and fourth centuries B.C. Kathak dance, today characterized by fast, rhythmic footwork, became sophisticated court entertainment with the advent of Mogul culture in northern India.
Americarather, the United Statesseems to me to be the Jewamong the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm- hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travellers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving Entertainment; volatile.Edna Ferber
We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them Entertainment with open doors.thomas adam
We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. ...All we are trying to do is give the public good Entertainment. That is all they want.walt disney
There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more Entertainment than the TV set.harriet van horne
For the mere purpose of Entertainment and the excitement of wonder, a display of brilliant electric experiments, even when performed in the most promiscuous and confused order, never fail to afford ample gratification to the curiosity. The studious observer, however, whose business is to inquire into the true beauties of the science, requires the most judicious arrangement of the phenomena that can possibly be devised, in order to facilitate his acquaintance with them, and with the laws by which they are displayed and associated with each other.william sturgeon
Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless Entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.james berardinelli
It's not often that I would recommend reading a World Intellectual Property Organization legal brief for its Entertainment value, but today is going to be an exception.
Entertainment is all right, but Entertainment with an idea behind it is much more important.gregory peck
Entertainment and learning are not opposites; Entertainment may be the most effective mode of learning.herbert marcuse
Crooning. A reprehensible form of singing that established itself in light Entertainment music in about the 1930s. It recommended itself at first to would-be singers without voices who were unable to acquire an adequate technique and later to a large public because anything, however inartistic, is likely to become popular if only it is done often enough by a large enough number of people.eric blom
This day showed us that we are all completely voyeurs greedy for thrilling Entertainment no matter if this is real or not.uwe boll
Twenty-eight years ago, I created my first game on an Apple II in my bedroom closet at a time when the interactive Entertainment industry was taking its first baby steps. Today the games business has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry and we are just at the tip of the iceberg. I'm thrilled to have been a part of this successful journey and I'm extremely honored by the Academy's Hall of Fame induction.richard garriott
The tyranny of necessity grants its slaves three kinds of freedom: opinion free from intellect, Entertainment free from art, and orgies free from love.Karl Kraus
I searched the FM band but there was nothing besides other pious pleaders, and they didn't come in too well. The AM band offered about the same thing, only with worse reception, nothing remotely describable as news, and no music because commercial Entertainment as we knew it was no more, and its handmaiden, advertising had gone with it.james howard kunstler
Game theory applies to a very different type of conflict, now technically called a game. The well-known games such as poker, chess, ticktacktoe and so forth are games in the strict technical Bark and counterbark sense. But what makes parlor games games is not their Entertainment value or detachment from real life.Anatol Rapoport
In the world of Pierre Schaeffer, experimentation and Entertainment were synonymous; any division between the avant-garde and the everyday simply did not exist.pierre schaeffer
Why westerns get segregated into a genre in Hollywood, I don't know... It's just good Entertainment.tom selleck
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but Entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. This is bad for everyone; the majority lose all genuine taste of their own, and the minority become cultural snobs.wystan hugh auden
Human beings today ... are surrounded by huge institutions we can never penetrate: the City [London's Wall Street], the banking system, political and advertising conglomerates, vast Entertainment enterprises. They've made themselves user friendly, but they define the tastes to which we conform. They're rather subtle, subservient tyrants, but no less sinister for that.j. g. ballard
Mathemagical mathematics combines the beauty of mathematical structure with the Entertainment value of a trick.martin gardner
He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law , and not as a book of a human being made for education or Entertainment.
Nothing threatens freedom of the personality and the meaning of life like war, poverty, terror. But there are also indirect and only slightly more remote dangers. One of these is the stupefaction of man (the "gray mass," to use the cynical term of bourgeois prognosticators) by mass culture with its intentional or commercially motivated lowering of intellectual level and content, with its stress on Entertainment or utilitarianism, and with its carefully protective censorship.andrei sakharov
This was part of Corporation 9592’s strategy; they had hired psychologists, invested millions in a project to sabotage movies yes, the entire medium of cinema to get their customers/players/addicts into a state of mind where they simply could not focus on a two-hour-long chunk of filmed Entertainment without alarm bells going off in their medullas telling them that they needed to log on to T’Rain and see what they were missing.neal stephenson
The only excuse for a novelist, aside from the Entertainment and vicarious living his books give the people who read them, is as a sort of second-class historian of the age he lives in. The "reality" he missed by writing about imaginary people, he gains by being able to build a reality more nearly out of his own factual experience than a plain historian or biographer can.john dos passos
The Information age is well upon us in seven major fields learning, diagnostics, management, physical planning, finance, Entertainment and communication.
An exotic and irrational Entertainment, which has been always combated, and always has prevailed.samuel johnson
Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious Entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.