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download Indian Express App ? Ronda, It is the story that brought me,was kidnapped by the bootlegger from his residence on March 9.Marwadi had got into bootlegging 10 years ago in Valsad district. The community members would hold a march to Raj Bhavan here tomorrow to press for its charter of demands. The cyclone had also caused damage to crops in 2,tweeted? In terms of governance,PCMC should implement the 24X7 water plan in our area as we struggle to get water daily, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: May 27 2010 11:14 pm Related News There has recently been some lamenting over the fact that Indias young politicians have not yet given any evidence of being capable of changing the nature and character of Indian politics Instead of creating new paradigmsmany are being accused of succumbing to reactionary discourses around caste and religion Worse stillmany politicians of promise seem silent spectators on the big issues of the daygenerating doubts about their capacity to lead in the future While it would be unfair to generalise across a whole generationthe concern about their future leadership potential is not trivial There is also a strange paradox at work While the younger generation is being asked to identify with young politiciansit is also more difficult to construct a credible picture of what young politicians stand forthe strength of their characterand their skills as politicians This may be a personal impressionbut I dont think it is atypical of my generation We are much less confident in our judgments about politicians in their early forties or youngerthan we are of older politicians Part of this is of course due to time: senior politicians with longer tenures and policy engagement are just more visible Fairly or unfairly at least we have something to go on; they have become characters in our lives But there may be deeper structural reasons why we will be more uncertain about young politiciansand they in turn will lack wider political credibility In our parliamentary systemit is increasingly very difficult for any politician to create a base outside of a couple of constituencies The only politicians who are able to do that do so in exceptional circumstanceswhere they first ride the wave of some kind of broad social movement They rise and create their power in the crucible of mass mobilisation An interesting question is this: with the exception of Mayawatiare we seeing the end of the era in which prominent politicians owe their initial rise to some kind of social or ideological mass churning Will it be increasingly difficult for any politician to claim a political base outside a couple of constituencies If sowill it weaken the ability of individual politicians to stand their ground Whatever their other failingsno one ever accused a Mulayamor Karunanidhi or Mayawati or Mamataor Advani or Lalu of not standing their ground For all their failingsthey had larger constituencies Almost all contemporary young politicians have no constituency beyond their literal constituency In that sensethey carry no power and weight But the absence of social movements linked to mass politics will increasingly weaken individual MPsmake them more dependent on party hierarchies and potentially less assertive It will also make them shy away from riskbecause the ground under them is more fragile Modern politics is more complex We have politicians who are vulnerable because they understand local politicsbut not the complexities of large and fundamental policy issues; on the other hand there are those whose policy grasp is matched only by their inability to engage with power structures all the way down It is harder to become a complete politician who can straddle the demands of the local and the global Very few young politicians are doing administrative stints in statesand in the long run this will make them vulnerable Insofar as party hierarchies matterthe signal from the top is importantparticularly in the Congress Rahul Gandhi has shown some political acumen in realising that the Congress organisation needs full-time attentionand that a national party has to take risks by not succumbing to the allure of every alliance But his worldview and his ability to engage with policy probably remain a mystery to most people In an abstract sense his commitments are symbolically enacted often: his commitment to the poorDalitssecularism and so forth But leadership and statesmanship are not just about sentimentsand organisational commitments They require an ability to engage with complex policy questionsjudgment callscapabilities to deal with the complex organism called the state and an ability to give clear signals about a broad vision of India Right now the Congress is facing an untenable gap between professed ideals and actual policy: they care for the poorbut are unconscionably complacent about inflation; on caste and religion they are ready to display the worst kind of cynicism at the drop of a hat; on internal security there is no coherent vision and government is marked by a peculiar absence of energy But in a sense Rahul Gandhis relative silence on these issues is likely to create an unhealthy political culture amongst young politicians It also sends confusing signals about what the non-negotiable values of a party arewhether it is constituted by integrity in that larger sense It also creates a culture of inarticulacy Thirdwinning elections is never easy; and any young politician who wins must be given creditwhatever their pedigree But we have to admit that our generation has had it easier in many respects We have not had to confront the kind of fundamental political choices previous generations did And while many of them made grievous mistakesthey learnt the hard way how to make difficult choiceshow to engage in ideological combatand get a measure of their own convictions right The very fact that we can also take for granted a whole range of background conditionsfrom our collective institutions to our unity as a nation is a great privilege for us But it also runs the risk of great complacency: for it makes us too easily forget the big and fundamental questions that are at stake in every political act Everyone laments that young politicians are not given more space and responsibility But this lament is itself a reflection of the fact that young politicians are not a force to reckon with In politicsno one gives anyone power Power has to be created If young politicians are finding it difficult to do itit is already a sign of their weakness Power can be lost by reckless risk But the reverse is also true Power also cannot be created without sticking your neck out a bitwithout risking something For how else do you become a focal point for an alternative imaginary The sad fact remains that there is not one single young politician who has been known for any forward-looking visionary stand that carried with it some risk The disquieting thought is that this condition is likely to endure The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | London | Published: September 4 2016 2:19 pm Mohammad Irfan managed to claim two wickets in just five legitimate overs he bowled in the fourth ODI against England (Source: Reuters) Top News Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the remainder of the England tour due to fitness issues the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed Irfan who was earlier called into the squad as replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez managed to claim two wickets in just five legitimate overs he bowled in the fourth ODI against England at Headingley before going off with cramps Pakistan went on to lose that match by four wickets to go down 4-0 in the five-match series against Eoin Morgan’s side The two sides will play their final match today in Cardiff “Irfan initially suffered cramps in his hamstring in that match (at Headingley) and came off to receive treatment He returned to play and later on complained about cramps in his left and right calf that prevented him bowling further in the match” the PCB was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo The cricket board further informed that the 34-year-old bowler would now head home and work on his fitness in the National Cricket Academy in Lahore Pakistan have now recalled Hasan Ali for the lone T20 international against England which is to be held on September 7 at Old Trafford in Manchester For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Kuala Lumpur | Published: March 19 2017 4:52 pm Censors sought over four minutes of material to be cut from Beauty and The Beast which the makers refused Related News Had Bill Condon not spoken about gay element in Beauty and the Beast the movie would have released in Malaysia says Abdul Halim who heads Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board Hamid says censors sought over four minutes of material to be cut from the Disney film which the makers refused The film was then withdrawn from being released in Malaysia In an interview published on Sunday by New Straits Times Hamid said the Censorship Board — known as the LPF — wanted to cut four minutes and 38 seconds from the film The proposed cuts came in three places reports varietycom The first was during the performance of a song where a male character (LeFou) hugs the other (Gaston) from behind The second was a “suggestive song lyrics with sexual innuendos” and the third was an unidentified scene at the end of the movie “The length of the (proposed cut to the) song was about three seconds but we could not recommend a three-second cut as it would make the song choppy and people would be angry The other cuts are on the actions” said Hamid He also says Condon had made the problem more acute for the censors Hamid said that the LPF’s curiosity had been raised by the homosexual elements introduced into the live action film that were not present in the 1991 animated predecessor “Maybe if Condon had not mentioned the ‘gay element’ people wouldn’t be so curious and we could let it go with a potentially minor cut And this whole thing may not have been an issue We at LPF want to preserve films as much as how they are intended by the director but the moment the ‘gay element’ is thrown into the mix we had to protect ourselves” Hamid said in the interview “Malaysia does not recognise the LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual and transgender) ideology so we have to be extra cautious in our work If we let these scenes pass people will wonder if Malaysia recognises LGBT” said Hamid in the New Straits Times interview Malaysia’s film associations have made clear their position on LGBT matters in the past In 2010 the Malaysian Producers Association said that gay characters would only be tolerated in film if they either repent or die reports varietycom Also read:Beauty and the Beast: A tale of half hearted attempts does not quite justifyremake The LPF’s decision is likely to be taken to appeal on Tuesday The film will be screened for the Film Appeals Committee a separate body which too is under wing of the Home Ministry Including some 20 members with representatives from the Education Information and the Domestic Trade Cooperatives and Consumerism ministries and the police its decision is final and cannot be further appealed even by a court For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 5 2017 3:55 pm Benedict Cumberbatch about Avengers Infinity War: I’ve got a script and I’ve been reading it and it’s very very good fun Related News A while back rumours were rife that Benedict Cumberbatch will not be a part of Avengers: Infinity War because of conflicting schedule issues due to his work in The Current War We were wondering if there would be a stand-in who would play the role of Doctor Strange in one of the most awaiting Marvel movies Now Sherlock actor has squashed all these rumours in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the occasion of Doctor Strange being released on Blue Ray More from the world of Entertainment: Cumberbatch said that the rumours were a bit of an exaggeration He went on to explain “There’s a great deal that can be done in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and any comic universe Whether it’s hiding a pregnancy to having someone there who’s on another side of the world but there’s only so much they can do without you So I’ll be there Don’t worry” He also added “I’ve got a script and I’ve been reading it and it’s very very good fun” Watch | Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong on Infinity War When asked about his experience working with Chris Hemsworth for the post credit scene he said “Oh Chris is a great guy and it was a lovely interaction There might be a little bit more to see of that in Thor” Also read |Tom Holland just burnt a Marvel script and we skipped a heartbeat Was that Avengers: Infinity War copy Benedict Wong was also present and when asked if he would be a part of Infinity War he said “I can neither confirm nor deny” But if Wong was a part of this universe ‘hypothetically’ which dynamic between two characters would he want to see Wong said it would be great to see Wong and Spider-man Yes Wong was a huge fan as a kid and now “I used to collect Spider-Man comics growing up as a kid and I am a grown up kid now To be invited into the Marvel universe and to have been a part of this is a real dream” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Anil Dharkar | Updated: December 31 2014 8:35 am One is Modi the Great Moderniser; the other is Modi the Great Revivalist Related News Another month of Narendra Modi’s government in Delhi confirms a strange paradox: there are two Modis contained in the single persona of our prime minister One is Modi the Great Moderniser; the other is Modi the Great Revivalist Modi the Great Moderniser is certainly omnipresent Right from the energetic election campaign when he criss-crossed the country with his stirring mantra of “development” to the 200-plus days as prime minister when he has criss-crossed the world with his stirring mantra of a newly resurgent India his has been an astonishing command performance in which he has hardly missed a beat From the time of his swearing-in when he invited leaders of Saarc countries he has taken one bold initiative after another to befriend our smaller neighbours at the same time wooing the “big” countries to invest in India He has also made high-voltage pitches to NRIs in order to replicate the model of non-resident Chinese investing heavily in their mother country In spite of his preoccupation with foreign affairs Modi has not been short of “local” ideas like the Make in India and Swachh Bharat campaigns the Jan Dhan Yojana scheme for financial inclusion and the unexpected emphasis on the protection of the girlchild in his Independence Day address Add to that the sense of urgency shown in pushing through important legislation like insurance land reform and coal allocation bills through ordinances and you get a picture of a man in a hurry to move the nation forward The second Narendra Modi the Great Revivalist is omniabsent if there is such a word Under this Modi’s invisible watch the dark clouds that have been gathering all over the country grow more ominous day by day Every morning’s newspaper seems to carry new evidence of this darkness: communal violence on Muslim and Christian minorities churches attacked and burnt the VHP in Chhattisgarh forcing missionary schools to instal Saraswati idols and insisting that principals be addressed as “pracharya” and teachers as “sir” instead of “father” Christmas is sought to be turned into Good Governance Day while the “ghar wapsi” and “love jihad” campaigns rear their ugly heads Obscurantists like Dina Nath Batra now set the school curriculum in Gujarat and Haryana An unknown historian with dubious credentials is made head of the country’s premier history body and begins by asserting that the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are historical texts Subramanian Swamy calls Ravana a UP Dalit The Hindutva brigade mounts a violent campaign against the successful film PK mainly because a Muslim (Aamir Khan) plays the lead And if this isn’t disturbing enough the Hindu Mahasabha wants to instal a statue of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse The second Narendra Modi is “omniabsent” in all this The man who has centralised power like no recent prime minister; the PM who monitors his ministers’ travel plans and the appointment of their official staff; the man who like a headmaster cracks the whip on office timings of bureaucrats; the prime minister who seems to be micro-managing the running of India; the same PM wants us to believe that the regressive actions of religious fundamentalists are happening without his knowledge or consent Does it or does it not strain our credulity The appointment of the young unqualified and inexperienced Smriti Irani to full cabinet rank as the country’s HRD minister makes complete sense in this context The dropping of German language teaching in all Kendriya Vidyalayas and making Sanskrit compulsory is a purely RSS-dictated move But this is only one small step for Irani: already a member of the University Grants Commission has publicly complained of her “excessive interference” and her “arbitrary and abrupt” decisions and the director of IIT Delhi has resigned ostensibly due to interference from the HRD ministry This theory of the two Modis makes eminent sense if you look at his record as chief minister of Gujarat On the one hand there was the infrastructural development of the state the quick decision-making and cutting down of red tape and the absence of corruption all of which endeared him to people especially to industrialists and the like On the other hand was the violence of 2002 which resulted in the killing of hundreds of men women and children of the minority community Perhaps Modi had no direct hand in it as he claims but he didn’t need to did he He was omniabsent there too After over seven months in power it seems obvious that Modi is happy to let these two contradictory Modis coexist within himself He seems to think that the first Mr Modi who so obviously wants modernism and development for our country will be successful in his efforts while the second Mr Modi simultaneously turns a blind eye to the regressive forces that are pushing through their backward agenda Has the savvy politician been so blinded by his RSS ideology that he can’t see what is glaringly clear to all of us For that let’s go back to the time when he was CM of Gujarat In spite of his achievements and the ensuing local popularity he was ostracised by the world community for his perceived role in the 2002 killings It was only when he became PM that the developed world was ready to shake his hand Compulsions of statecraft will ensure that he continues to be officially welcomed by other countries even when the dark forces run riot in our country But major investments will be another matter As for multinational corporations if they see that India is overrun by irrational organisations that freedom of expression is being curtailed by violent intolerance that mob rule prevails everywhere they will quietly pack their tents and leave Where will the large investments and modern technology come from in that case How will Modi No 1’s dream of development be realised then Dharker is a writer and columnist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: February 16 2017 7:17 pm Top News Mumbai-based Omkar Realtors and Developers Pvt Ltd one of the leading premium housing brands has unveiled limited inventory of ready-to-move-in apartments for its higher floors in its project Ananta by Omkar located at Goregaon East The project offering 2BHK apartments have a base pricing of Rs 12750 per square feet and static floor rise from 15th -31st floors’ The mid-ticket sized project offering panaromic view of Sanjay Gandhi National Park with ready to move-in apartments are elegantly designed; offering the best of amenities ranging from Italian marble flooring in the living room modular kitchens and wooden flooring in AC bedrooms along with a host of other amenities “For the first time Omkar has offered home loan at just 4% interest rate for customers along with a very lucrative static floor price rise” said Amit Parsuramka Chief Marketing Officer Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt Ltd Omkar has also introduced flexible payment plan with a booking amount of only Rs 2 lakh for this project which is strategically located at a five-minute distance from the Western Express Highway and enjoys good access from the Aarey Colony Mohan Gokhale & Film City Road The 2BHK apartments in the size-range of 1064 sq ft to 1242 sq ft saleable area have been constructed in just 15 years using the innovative fastest construction technology called Tunnel Form making it the fastest construction of any development in Mumbai Ananta offers a wide range of amenities which includes a double height lobby; children play area swimming pool jogging track gymnasium landscaped garden acupressure walkway and multi-gaming facility In addition the sheer value homes include invaluable specifications with zero compromise on all fixtures and amenities For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News

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