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Alvin Kallicharan, an elegant master who won the heart of all Indians and cricket lovers all over the world and will forever be fondly remembered with the likes of the giants in that golden era of cricket. His view's on the state of the game of cricket are poignant, incisive and sadly reflects the uglier side of capitalism. The auctioning of players is like selling of commodities robbing the soul of the game
So to say, India has never been a liberal democracy. If we expand it, no country in the world possesses a democracy, which can be termed as liberal in true sense of democracy. It is always the rulers who push and mold the society to behave either as liberal or exclusive. After independence, quite a longer period, we had the Governments which followed the liberal or secular path of inclusion. Even the Atal Bihari's Govt could not dare to touch this policy except that it had not done away with the communal Government of Gujarat which was its greatest fault. But, during all these years of after independence, communal and divisive forces were not silent. they were working underground and taking the benefit of unrest getting the place in society due to the failure of liberal economic policies causing severe inequality among the different segment of society. BJP, keeping ahead the most communal face won the elections and the rule went into the hands of communal and divisive forces. Now, these rulers are the people who are saying bye to the liberal democracy of India. There is a proverb in Hindi " Yatha Raja Tatha Praja", that we are viewing happening today.
No development needed destroying nature
Is there only one stadium in the entire Bangalore?
What about leasing a college/ university stadium and upgrading the infrastructure. The franchises are responsible to invest in football infrastructure facilities.
What if only I League clubs should suffer the burden of investments in the country.And putting extra fines on them,even if I League teams continue their commitment,the new acting-saviours of Indian football calling them unprofessional.
Well the author while pretending to be scientific cannot keep the subject of discussion limited to the science but has to take potshots at ‘Hindutva’. It is also amazing how people like this author believes that everything in Western academia must be unbiased. Is it naïveté or hypocrisy ?
I cannot make a detailed rebuttal due to want of space but let me just give 3 points which will clear out how there is indeed OIT evidence from this research while the AMT still is speculative.
1. The authors clearly establish that the Iranian farmer related ancestry native to South Asia is different from that of Neolithic Iran and it is native South Asian farmers whose ancestry the IVC people inherited and also most Indians inherit.
2. Now, a fundamental aspect of the PIE genetic theory that David Reich and other geneticists are nowadays arguing is that PIE came to the East European Steppe from Iran after the separation of Anatolian (Hittite etc) languages separated by the spread of Iranian Neolithic ancestry into the steppe from the South. Recent evidence suggests however that the Iran N ancestry did not come from Iran but somewhere else where there was no Anatolian farmer admixture.
The only place with such unadmixed Iran N like ancestry was in South & Central Asia. So the Iran N like admixture that supposedly brought Indo-Europeans languages into the steppe could have been from SC Asia. This Iran N ancestry spread not only in Pontic Caspian steppe but everywhere as Mongolia
Prof Badri Raina, an academic of Kashmiri origin, writes : ". . It may be noted that whereas the percentage of people below the poverty line in Gujarat is 22 %, it is 12 % in J&K, thanks to Art 370 & the special status which enabled pioneering land reforms in the state, contributing to its front-ranking economic status. As to education, likewise, the state of just about 7 million people has a dozen universities of high quality. . . thanks to progressive "Naya Kashmir" manifesto drafted in 1944 (under the leadership of Sheikh Abdullah) . . ." (thewire.in/10 Aug 2019)
Is it proper for the Govt to use the security forces in its propaganda campaign ? Why not ask the BJP workers to go to the Valley to drum up support for its schemes ?
A very exciting prospect in store, if she does indeed return. She was always a very exciting player to watch. Very feminine as well, in spite of the extremely powerful playing style. And, very unique when she came up with her splits, in the course of retrieving some difficult shots to the sidelines. And, she seemed to be enjoying herself on court, a lot more than any other player I can recall ....
absolutely rohit deserves a place in test as an opener...
hoping everything should go well and he grabs this opportunity 😍
all the best to my king
Isolation, military might and ethnic profiling can never promote integration and peace.
Try being a little spoiler free in the reviews, never reveal the climax
Movie rating is 5/5. It's an excellent movie.
Congratulations to Sourabh n best wishes for the QF match. Yesterday’s win was simply amazing. 👍👍👍
There is plenty of debate about the nature of the Yamnaya migration into Europe. What we know from ancient DNA studies is that the male:female ratio of this migration was very lopsided, but that doesn't necessarily mean there was large-scale violence. See this [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/thousands-horsemen-may-have-swept-bronze-age-europe-transforming-local-population] for example. So please do yourself a favour and refrain from throwing around words like "genocide" in such sensitive matters. It might have been badly used by a scientist, but there is no need to repeat that here, given that archeologists & other geneticists strongly disagree about using such loaded terms.
Secondly, please avoid using magazines like New Scientist or Scientific American as a primary source. Both have now been reduced to being tabloids in science journalism. I expect better from you Scroll.
Dear Jonathan, all statistics and figures are OK but common sense tells us that POPULATION EXPLOSION is a major problem, anywhere in the world and most significantly in a country like India. Secondly POPULATION growth very simply means stress on all resources, unemployment problems and most importantly climate change. Thirdly at one point you have quoted that a UN study says that by 2059 , India's population would peak and thereafter it would automatically decline. This means that for next 40 years ( 2059 minus 2019 = 40 ) we allow all hell to break loose and do nothing on our part to control this भीड़ तंत्र . And we finally wake up in 2059 to realize that now it is too late to mend and so again sit back and relax because now population growth would decline on it's own. What kind of logic is this ????
My dear friend, please note that our PM is not asking any personal favour and on the contrary he is making all irresponsible Indians realise that please become responsible parents. It is as simple as this .
It was definitely commendable that aamir distanced himself from the project. Sexual harassment is a bitter fact, which keeps happening. I believe what happened with #metoo movement is something historic. Yet, we cannot afford to have a blanket ban or rather we cannot hold everyone to be guilty just because he has been accused of misconduct. Though it is quite difficult to imagine/think that a woman would lie and
go public with tales of her sexual exploitation and accuse someone falsely of it; we must remember it is possible too. Principles of natural justice should apply in these cases too and the accused should be given a chance to prove himself innocent. If that does not happen, this whole #metoo movement itself would lose its credibility.
Two excellent nonfiction books I have read recently:
What is Real? by Adam Becker
Beautifully written history of Quantum Physics
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
Fascinating subject; fascinating book!
I could not agree any better, AMEN! Rafa's mental fortitude, his passion and dedication to evolve, to grow, to become better and be a compleat tennis player, to be beaten initially and quash, defeat if not destroy his conqueror the next time. Oh my, such defines Rafa's greatness of journey as much as his destination. Thus to the question as to who is the GOAT, Ithrust and trust RAFAEL NADAL to be the one, and that is even an understaement, case closed!
Closing ones eyes to reality and trying to reach the clouds will only bring one crashing down to the plains of reality with a thud!!!
Supreme court has laid out in its judgment of July, 2018, on mob lynching and stated clearly as to how to stop such crime and what are the punishment s of people involved in the Police including Police. And SC has asked all state Govt. and the centre to make law in line with the same. But No BJP state including Modi Govt at the centre except for Rajasthan and west Bengal Govt. has enacted law against Mob lynching. However even though the country has law it is not used against criminal. Police is controlled by the Political party leaders in power of centre and states as per the Police Act of 1861. Modi states proudly as to hundreds of age old law have been abolished but he does not abolish these century old Police act and enact law as per the Supreme court judgement of sep, 2006. Who will raise these questions ? No one except the citizens who suffer most and it is they who will have to fight.
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When courts ask reasons from transferring authority for transfer of a govt servant who challenges his unsubstantiated transfer orders , why the Judiciary itself does not do so for its own in-house transfers - is beyond comprehension of any Indian citizen& SC must immediately frame it's transfer policy if not or disclose it if one really exist to save the credibility of entire Indian judiciary.
The entire episode shows how the BJP/RSS are so wrong about it's own people! Stop the entire thing now before it is too late!!!!!!!!!!!
Roger Federer is a cry baby. Just because casual fans did not see beyond Federer and Nadal in the previous decade, they got fixated on them. Federer has not won US Open since 2008. Nadal is greater than him.
But Djokovic will pip them both. Just because he doesn't cry after winning the title or pick his underwear inbetween points, people think he is arrogant. He eats grass, he will have more titles than both Federer and Nadal. It won't be surprising if people keep saying Federer and Nadal will be the best tennis players of this generation. But Djokovic is greatest. He rose among Federer, Nadal, Murray, all those big servers and temperamental Aussie Kyrgios!
The Arab states need not put it as a matter of democratic aspirations of the Kashmiris, it can always put it as a matter of persecution of Muslims by a Hindu chauvinistic India.
Dictatorial regimes have since always supported democratic states/aspirations (and vice versa) when it suits their interests. During the Cold War, the US supported many capitalist dictatorships (like Pinochet's Chile) against the Soviets, who in turn propped up liberal democracies (including India since 1971) because they were socialistic.
Nothing will happen. Don't create unnecessary fear. Kashmiris doesn't have a choice except to accept the reality. They cannot hold it for long. Once their financial status is understood and once they realise that they cannot survive without their business every one will settle.
The book has been out since 2005.
The Ni 'matnama Manuscript of the Sultans of Mandu: The Sultan's Book of
Delights. Translated by Norah M. Titley. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
Not sure about Kashmir but I would like to buy land in Jammu region
I absolutely agree with Mr. Gupta, and I'm grateful that not everyone has gotten infected with the current wave of pseudo nationalism which is finding its ways in today's society. The govt. Is an agent of the state and not the state itself. People who bother to understand and define limits to personal freedom, freedom of speech, fundamental rights should do their homeworks before making statements.
Moving and heartfelt. Touched me like no other piece has done in a very long time. Thank you for sharing.
Police is always controlled and misused by the ruling Governments. Police always acts as ordered by the ruling government and leadership. We have often seen the same police brutality and attacks on protesters etc. when ordered by the ruling government. And the same police act Dumb and Blind when supporters of the ruling Governments and political leaderships are involved in protests and violence. Action, reactions of police strictly depends upon the orders and policies of the ruling Governments and political leaderships.
Can't wait to see Akshay Kumar hugging Vicky Kaushal in the movie next year.
As thrilling as leftover dhoklas from last month, the book is actually a tragedy. Shed a tear for the trees sacrificed to print this bilge.
Anything that prevents violence, is fine.
This could happen to many people even in urban areas who were born in the 40s or 30s. At that time , the concept of a birth certificate was very rare and even the nursing homes where the delivery took place would have closed down. If the parents died without leaving any property , the situation is worse. IN the case discussed in the article, a simple affidavit from someone responsible in her home village (in Cooch-behar) should be taken for proving citizenship, since she was a migrant to Assam after marriage.
It's really an inspiring journey which you demonstrated in your story.
Value of a teacher remains lifetime because it's always guiding you in your path.
Union government must advise the state government to abandon the initiative to revise the NRC of Assam. It is waste of scarce resources.
Union Government must provide resources to seal the border with Bangladesh. High speed boats must be deployed to stop illegal immigration through rivers. Border fencing must be improved. Shoot at site order must be issued, to stop illegal immigrants.
NRC is against basic philosophy of India. There is wide spread poverty in Assam. The priority should be to wipe out poverty.
U r entirely mistaken.indians or a majority think that democracy is the reason for all the evils like poverty,hunger etc and they wud instead prefer one party or autocratic rule.thats the reason for the constant wish to have strongmen/women as leaders.we wont value our democracy till we descend into some sort of autocratic rule and then we will perhaps understand that it was democracy that didnt make these evils become worse and hellish.
So in a gist thia is the reason people dont cm out on the streets
I was there when India won in Melbourne and watched the series with great interest. Bumrah was clearly the pick of the bowlers, I don't think Ishant has ever played well in Oz. I wouldn't pick him over Bumrah or a Kumble IMHO he's just not that good.
Realised at last!'BUT TOO LATE SIR!
These diverse musical influences, resting on a bedrock of jazz, reflect Korwar’s peripatetic life.
The Doordarshan is doing the same thing now, in fact 100 times more, to sell Modi as a man of action...!!!
Good one! While the govt is definitely one of egoistic incompetents who have compounded their problems by meddling with data among other things ... the senseless cheering of these so called professional institutions is more laughable than in the emperor’s new clothes. Who do they think they are fooling
This is nothing but failure of administration and the government staff members apathy towards public. They are working either casually or incompetent to work. It also seems that the system is at fault. Who is the offender's must be segregated and necessary action should be taken against him/her.
When Christian organisations use service to convert people no secular brigade blinks eye. But if Hindu organisation genuinely does Seva these people have problem. Left ideology is a big hypocrite.
He plays all formats unlike the others in this list.Has a five for in each country he has played Tests in.A thinking bowler who outsmarts the batsmen.It is early days yet but he has already blazed a trail. No doubt he is the best and is only going to get better and will be one of the best all time bowling greats.
If you openly show the truth to the BJP government they lock you up instead of fixing the problem!
I do not agree to the author's view. Anybody suspected to have done a corruption or fraud must be dealt with as per law. How the author is comparing to Yedurappa' case where he has been acquitted of all charges by court. Perhaps the case did not merit appeal. Fraudsters and corrupt politicians should not be spared only for the reason that the govt would look vindictive. If we go by the principle author suggests- no politician will ever be punished as the govt will be accused of selective action. Looking at the corruption in politicians, taking firm action is must even at the cost of looking vindictive. = Arihant K Jain
After demoting J&K, yes, the next right step is to demote the academics/writers. Now this demotion drive should be extended to certain ant-nationals who have posed themselves as great nationalists :
1) Sardar Patel who, as Union Home Minister, banned the RSS. How could he ever touch the sacrosanct RSS ? Remove his "tallest" statue.
2) Mahatma Gandhi, whose prayer line said, "Ishwar, Allah tere naam. . " How could he chant that line ? Smash all his statues . .
3) Swami Vivekananda, who said beef is mentioned in the sacred Vedas. Bring in the karsevaks, demolish his statues.
4) Vajpayee ji, who messaged, "Kashmiriyat, insaaniyat, jamhooriyat. " Un-national, absolutely ! Ask former President Pranab Mukherji to take back Vajpayee ji's Bharat Ratna, retrospectively. . .
Sudhir when will you consider hiding somewhere ????
Please make it fast 🙏🙏
I have 'The Communist Manifesto' by K Marx and F Engels, as well as their selected works. Also, 'The State and Revolution' by V I Lenin, as well as his selected works. Are these 'dangerous' and 'banned' now, because they are directly against 'the state' ?
Atrocities on poor public without any reason. For any investigation you can call them at the police station, but it should be done with proper records. The public should not be deprived of their fundamental rights. Any violation of law will give bad name to the security forces and administration.
More than any ideology, the real problem lies in the adverse reporting by captive media of the ruling party. The agenda is being set by the media in favor of the Govt. When one is up against such a machinery, it is difficult to put across one's views as no matter what they say they would be vilified. If they oppose the govt. they are branded antinationals but if they support the govt. they are branded as confused and made fun of. This problem is not only with Congress but with all opposition parties. Unless the bonhomie between media and Govt. breaks there is no real chance for any opposition to thrive.
Judges should not be given any post or assignment after retirement. There must be a buffer period for minimum three years. Appointment on any tribunal or post gives bargain power to the ruling government. Actually judges appointment should be increased and posts of All tribunal should be included in the the list. No one should be given any appointments after retirement, how high it is. A large number of people are unemployed and government is giving appointment to older persons who have completed their useful life. This is nothing but deprivation opportunity to young generation.
The human tragedy that is unfolding in Assam is going to beat even Nazi Germany. The fact that the affected people are poor, uneducated and helpless makes it a crime against humanity. The government has to be held accountable!
Great job in highlighting the issue. And also heartening to see that Maruti Suzuki has already started taking action. Behooves Honda and Hero Motors to act on it with urgency.
I understand that the surplus funds are invested in highly liquid Dollar Assets earning 2% or so. (On the other side , India or the India Inc are borrowing in FC at 4-5%. The country in toto is loosing.) Instead of investing abroad, if it is invested within the country boosting the sagging Economy, it will defenitly be to the advantage of the country; improving money in circulation by infra spending, job n wealth creation. By not transferring this money earlier , RBI was characterised by certain very conversative Head of family,who do not wish to dispose off their huge land and other assets, even at the cost of starvation.
Well, isn't it Ironic that that the same Judge , the current Honorable Chief Justice, does the same thing that he accused his predecessor Deepak Mishra, the then chief justice
If Kashmir is now “fully integrated “ with India, then Kashmiris are full Indian citizens. Supreme Court should take cognisance of the denial of basic rights guaranteed by the constitution to every Indian. Especially such a prolonged suspension of constitutional rights. The people of Kashmir should feel they have legal recourse.
These innocent children must be handled sympathetically with humanitarian ethos. Human errors must not hold them hostage to an uncertain future. Hon'ble Foreigners Tribunal would like to intervene positively on these matters so that these children or genuine Indian citizens do not just become document base animals. DNA tests for establishing parentage is to be made free for such botched up cases.
Also see song picturised on Karina Neha Dhupia Sunil Shetty and Shahid a family song of gujrati background which instead of garba song, started as Dil wich lagya ve.
What is this country we are living in? Is this really 2019? How does the government decide who communicates and who doesn't? Who are they to decide that we can't hear from certain people in the country?
The situation is unbelievable. And yet, it continues. OPEN communication. What are you afraid they will say? Are you afraid the rest of the country will know the truth? Why are you afraid of the Truth?
It's been 21 days and we don't know what's happening there. No one knows.
Is this the world's largest democracy? For shame.
This feels heartfelt and natural. I can't wait to read the rest.
Salute to the world champion Sindhu
In style she made her point/bindhu
It was an one sided rout
For Okuhara exit was the only route.
4 day Test cricket. 95 overs a day. Three session: 12noon to 2pm, 2.30 to 4.30 & 5 to 7.30, extendable upto 8pm. 5th day as reserve if loss of play over the course of the play is more than 50 overs. First two sessions of the with Red ball, last with Pink ball. Four day matches to begin on Thursday and end on Sunday. Pitches to be moderated for being competitive. Allow session tickets. Enough revolution for revival.
Shri Yashwant Sinha, former Union Minister in the Vajpayee cabinet wrote recently : ". . My heart goes out to the people of Kashmir today. I want them to know that there are still at least some of us in India who believe in dialogue & reconciliation . . . the will of the people of Kashmir must prevail." (Aug 9/indianexpress.com)
Nobody want to destroy caste system because without caste who knows who is superior that why this anti dalit BJP party always tries to target only poor and socially depressed people
One wonders why 'esoterics' such as equality or tolerance dominate the national discourse and not more 'mundane' but immediate such as income or pollution. Or is it that what we conceive of as national discourse leaves out a vast population of voters grappling with the mundane?
Finally someone spoke about it. Digital media and giants like google and facebook have allowed government to control narrative and use behavioural economics to map votes like never before
Being an avid fan of your independent journalism, I agree to the point the era of globalization has snatched a good sleep from our life.
But, something remarkable is that, according to the British medical society's report, Indians get the best sleep in the world. That's about 68 percent of Indians get a more than 6 hours sleep which is better than USA, UK, JAPAN and all other tier 1 tech giant countries.
The report is quite relieving.
Nice story. Somehow can't get it out of my head that 'Come Closer' has an unmistakable resemblance to this late 70's song by Chic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjqPmqXy7nc . What say?
As with Trump's nonsensical statements, this seems to be a tactic to see how far one can stretch the truth. If the populace swallows absurdities without protest, it allows even greater and more sinister lies to be propagated in the future, as George Orwell tried to warn us. Unfortunately there are more people willing to believe self-serving lies than are committed to unflattering truths.
Once upon a time in Hollywood.
The best tribute to Sharon Stone.
QT has let his heart guide him
in making this movie.
Very authentic in the settings, music, language, etc. The three lead characters have done superbly.
Even after nearly 3 hours, I didn't want the movie to end. Wanted more such story telling.
I would have loved this movie, even if it was made by any other director. I liked the story telling, the sketching of each character within the short time line of the story, the acting, the affection the director builds up for the main characters, the settings, the cinematography and the finish
Is it too early to predict that
'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood'
will win an Oscar in some category ?
Oh oh, there could be a cess we don't know about on commenting.
Freedom for reporting the correct version is the need of the hour specially with this type of sensitive cases, as it has enlighten the minds of the educated masses, that is why the Press has to have the necessary freedom to report, specially if the Agencies to are supposed to investigate, try to suppress the truth under press from supporters of those accused.
1. Better compare government in absolute terms as % can be misleading. GDP has grown tremendously and absolute expenditure (not% of GDP) figures will give proper picture.
2. Look at this in a way that expecting government to be spending more would lead unproductive and corruption in expenses.
3. Why goverment should spend unnecessarily?
4. If Government is able to reduce it's expenses then isn't it good?
5. Where will goverment get money from for spending more? Raising taxes... do we want that?
6. If goverment can run well on low expenses then isn't it good for country?
7. Economy should run on it's own capabilities.
8. Agreed government should tighten noose on GST evaders.... Many still try to evade GST by no billing/Underpriced billing.
9. Agreed, that government should levy tax on agricultural income.... people show agriculture income and evade taxes and corruption money.
10. Why shouldn't there be tax on agricultural income above threshold?
11. Ever increasing population is a major and no. 1 problem for country and any amount of development can't benefit people on the contrary development will become problem for country.... no Government/economy can create employment for additional 1crore per year people which India is adding more than 1crore every year.
So much of population increase causes pressure on resources.......
Better we ask Government to seriously bring policies to contain population growth to zero or negative.
Excellent article. Very well expressed.
The whole point is that the army had investigated and clarified that the allegations of shehla rashid were false/baseless. Instead of accepting the army statment and gracefully apologizing, shehla continued to say her version is correct. So she should prove her allegation or at least substantiate it by naming who she talked to. But she won't do that also. Instead the army is vilified though it has clarified that her statement was false.
A bond film is always a reason to look forward to. Pure movie magic...
A great achievement considering the small presence of this great sport in a country as large as India...This milestone could be the biggest game changer for cycling as a serious sport in India
Of course Dr. Sen is right. However, to blame it entirely on Modi and the BJP is unfair and partisan. The Kashmir issue has been unresolved for 72 years because every Indian government since the beginning has tried to do exactly the same thing, which is nothing along the democratic lines that Sen proposes. Modi/BJP has merely taken it a step further by overturning article 370 of the Indian Constitution that had provided certain protection to the State and its population.
Like Israel regarding Palestinian land, India too made status quo and facts on the ground her policy on Kashmir, hoping that if enough time elapsed, status quo would become the de facto truth. Unfortunately, for both Israel and India that has not proved to be the case.
The opposition & sane Indian people need to learn something from the Hong Kong protestors!
Post Offices are destined for extinction anyway.
Highly informative and very well written article. Thanks so much to the author.
The selection committee has made some wrong choices, the Sports Ministry must over see the recommendation and make a fair choice, Sanjay Bhardwaj has been chosen for a life time Dronacharya award becoz he happened to coach Gautam Gambhir, Amit Mishra, Unmuktchand. But the efforts of a veteran coach have totally been ignored, the coach who trained the U-15 World Cup winning Junior team-Cricket with powerful players like Mohammad Kaif, Haryana Cricket team captained by Kapil Dev who won both the Ranjhi trophy and Irani trophy and further more trained several cricketers at the Haryana Government Cricket Academy where more than 9 cricketers went on to play international Cricket, spearheaded the making of the Nahar Singh Stadium in Faridabad has been ignored. Apart from having a stellar cricketing career himself, Mr. Sarkar Talwar has not yet been recognised for his efforts even though under his guidance a team won the biggest tournament of the World defeating Pakistan in Lords in the year 1996.
The man who ran a private academy for years and trained only a couple of celebrity cricketers is chosen over someone who worked with the government for years for the betterment of the Sport and showed amazing Results.
I have personally learned cricket from Sarkar Sir, and i feel this is injustice. The Media must highlight such cases, just like Shri Jaspal Rana could have run a private academy and earned millions but chose to coach the Indian Junior Team which produced amazing results.
I think that Shastri has done enough to deserve another term. Complacency is unlikely as the Test championship will keep us on our toes. The talent bank is over flowing (Shaw, Gill, Shreyas, Vihari, Saini, Chahars) and it's only a question of nurturing these guys. The one day WC is 4 years away. The T20 WC comes around in 2020 but that has never been our focus. So that's OK.