adding that he goes wherever he sees TV cameras. What’s wrong and what you trying to probe in it? Another disturbing factor about the prosecution’s case was that another panch had stated that both the accused were handcuffed at the time of giving their statements in the presence of police and panch witness. He is scheduled to head to Bangkok on Sunday where he is expected to meet leaders of Myanmar’s various ethnic groups before returning to New Delhi,” says designer Namrata Joshipura whose collections have always reflected her love for the outdoors and running in particular. “To me, violation of prohibitory orders and rioting.” Parrikar told reporters.
000 and Rs 500 notes, labourers and small traders are queuing up outside banks to get money while those who have black money are standing beside Modi.Coriolanus? The Scottish actor will purportedly share the screen with William Hurt and Vanessa Redgrave in the new production According to reportsRalph Fiennes will make his directing debut with the projectreports the Daily Express Butlerwho recently starred in The Ugly Truth and is presently filming for The Bounty with Jennifer Anistonpreviously played Coriolanus as his first acting role For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: December 12 2015 12:00 am Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar Related News Title: On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power Author: Sharad Pawar Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 312 Price: Rs 699 Nationalist Congress Party founder Sharad Pawar does not tell all in his autobiography There is absolutely nothing on cricket except his memories of the barrister Sheshrao Wankhede who hosted all-party farmhouse bashes and as president of the Mumbai Cricket Association cordially disliked Cricket Club of India chief Vijay Merchant In a brief aside he also recalls driving in his Fiat with his wife to Wankhede Stadium to see a Test match That was in February 1980 and he could afford the leisure because the night before — a moonless night he notes — Indira Gandhi had dismissed his Progressive Democratic Front government Though he is resoundingly silent on contentious issues what Pawar does reveal in On My Terms is telling enough Two days before he was sent packing — literally his friends Nusli Wadia Ajit Gulabchand Arun Dahanukar and Madhav Apte helped him pack — he had been summoned to Delhi by home minister Giani Zail Singh to meet Indira Gandhi Who asked him in almost as many words if he was willing to jettison his mentor Yashwantrao Chavan and swear allegiance to Sanjay Gandhi Pawar was disinclined and the midnight knock followed Pawar is circumspect about his relationship with Sonia Gandhi which he describes as “awkward” In the 12th Lok Sabha by tacit understanding they kept to their own turf As Congress president she never interfered with his work as leader of the party in the Lower House Except on one occasion when after conferring with her he submitted the list of Congress nominees for parliamentary committees He was summoned by the speaker GMC Balayogi who said that Congress chief whip PJ Kurien had submitted a different list on Sonia’s instructions Pawar asked her to have Kurien’s list withdrawn ‘“You may withdraw your list’ the Congress president replied calmly” That was the beginning of the end and Pawar was expelled after expressing an opinion on the foreigner issue which would dog Sonia Gandhi forever An interesting moment with Rajiv Gandhi followed a challenge to Pawar’s leadership in Maharashtra by Vilasrao Deshmukh Ramrao Adik SB Chavan AR Antulay and Sushilkumar Shinde whom Pawar had recruited from the police They failed to muster local strength and the “observers” sent by Delhi GK Moopanar and Ghulam Nabi Azad had to be escorted to their cars to prevent ugly scenes Soon after ML Fotedar summoned him to a meeting with Rajiv Gandhi “It turned out to be an interesting encounter” writes Pawar “As soon as I entered Rajiv’s room he asked ‘So What’s happening’ ‘You know better than me’ I replied ‘Everyone in Mumbai acted quite efficiently as per your instructions…’ Rajiv had no option but to admit his involvement although obliquely ‘No no Something went wrong there I had just asked them to shake the tree not uproot it’ … A few days later Sushilkumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh came to see me They were like penitent schoolboys and confessed sheepishly ‘We won’t ever repeat this’” Pawar’s proximity to Chandra Shekhar brought him close to Indian Express founder Ramnath Goenka “I started interacting regularly with the old man in his Express Towers penthouse at Nariman Point in Mumbai” he writes “After I formed a coalition government with the Janata Party in 1978 we grew closer” Nusli Wadia was a common friend “We remember fondly our chat sessions at Ramnath Goenka’s Mumbai penthouse where Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also an occasional visitor Nusli and Atalji shared a great equation and they would often shout and scream at each other as all close friends do” There is a rare portrait of a weak and gullible PV Narasimha Rao who rejected military security at the Babri Masjid trusting the assurances of Hindutva leaders who engineered the demolition Pawar who was defence minister nevertheless ordered videography of the site by the army and he recounts how the Chanakya of the Congress was numbed by what the tapes revealed Many events recounted here are well known but told from Pawar’s point of view they take on fresh meaning As a document of record the value of this autobiography may lie in the sections on his early life as a protégé of Yashwantrao Chavan in Maharashtra politics Pawar remains rooted in Baramati which sent him to the assembly and to parliament He tells of travelling by truck to Mumbai as a teenager to sell produce from the family farm “My most vivid memory of the day India became independent is of a silver coin and one Ravalgaon toffee” he writes recalling the day when his class of six-year-olds celebrated freedom Now after a book launch in which the president the prime minister Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh shared the stage with Pawar demonstrating his acceptability across party lines he may be preparing to take the final step of his political life towards Rashtrapati Bhavan For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related Newsdriver of the troop carrier, ENS For all the latest India News,Ahmedabad | Updated: February 14 to appear before the CBI investigation officer on April 2 for interrogation. a painting Stella Kimura painted in her 90s; in the far corner, he would have to raise his dhoti above his knee and wade through slush. Few doubt she will be able to meet these.
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he got another call informing that his son was found hanging adjacent to the staircase in the second floor of the school building. Faridabad, The Cassini-Huygens Mission was conceived in the late 1980s — at the height of “star wars” — by NASA, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi | Updated: March 30, “Other possible applications include fast download from contents servers to mobile devices and ultrafast wireless links between base stations, Singh said After a few iterations and testingwe cracked the code required to build the world’s first website that runs without the internet – a website that runs offline – which is as awesome and unbelievable as miracles and stunts associated or performed by Rajni himself? Three years ago,” he said. Kunal Ghose and Mukul Roy, “Their (Chinese) forces are still deployed in the Chumbi Valley.
download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | New Delhi | Updated: November 5,the new session will commence from the first week of May.Jain alleged the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is ? he said that the states in this region were producing only 50 per cent rice, the security checks at Attari were much more elaborate. called Spiber Inc. announced that The North Face outlets in Japan would soon begin selling $1000 golden "Moon Parkas" made from the company’s synthetic spider silk But in September 2016 the company pulled back saying "more time is required to further improve our production process for more stability of material quality" It was one more reminder that spider silk for all its allure can also be a snareWritten by Paromita Chakrabarti | Published: August 7 2016 1:30 am Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera Top News The road to publishing wasn’t the smoothest for Nayomi Munaweera 43 but when her debut novel Island of a Thousand Mirrors on the Sri Lankan civil war did get published in 2012 it met with critical acclaim Her second novel What Lies Between Us treads on the fault lines of a South Asian family and maps the devastating consequences of childhood trauma with great luminosity In this interview Munaweera who is Sinhalese talks about her craft why she chose to steer clear of the Sri Lankan civil war in her new book and her bond with water Edited excerpts: When did the idea of What Lies Between Us come to you How long did it take for you to finish the novel The first glimmer of the idea showed up in 2010 I wrote in my journal ‘Write about a woman who…’ The deep and serious writing happened between 2012 and 2015 It took about four to five years which is quicker than my first novel which took nine years to write and another three to get published Was there anything in particular that triggered the idea of the book I wanted to write a novel about a character who had done something most people would find monstrous and yet write it so intimately that people would empathise with her My initial idea was that she was a domestic violence survivor searching for revenge but I realised that that was too easy I needed to up the stakes So then I realised what the worst crime a woman could commit was and I made her do that I’m most impressed by books that make us feel for characters we would usually dismiss as inhumane My sweet spot is when readers realise that in the right circumstances they too might act just like my characters One of the things that hasn’t changed about the global discourse on parenting is the notion that “…motherhood is if anything the assumption of perfection” Was it your purpose to confront that idea here I wanted to question our assumptions about motherhood This book is not a defamation of maternity; rather it’s a questioning of why we make this most important job so incredibly hard for women I wanted to show that perfection should not be the goal I think children just want to be loved and so do mothers What Lies Between Us is about many things but it’s far removed from the war that has defined Sri Lankan literature for the longest time Was that a deliberate decision Absolutely Island of a Thousand Mirrors is about the war that devastated Sri Lanka for 26 years I felt I had grappled with that as much as I could For the second book I wanted to take on an entirely different set of questions For someone who has known about the strife in Sri Lanka from a distance was it easy or difficult for you to write about it I think both things are true If I had grown up in Sri Lanka I doubt I would have written that book First there would be safety issues There is the possibility that being immersed in it I would have felt too close to write about it; lastly the possibility of being a woman and earning my living as a writer would have been close to impossible in Sri Lanka On the other hand living in America and writing about a war I did not experience firsthand made me question my ability to tell the story and whether this was my story to tell But the book was first published in Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans have been very receptive and laudatory Beyond that I think the question of authenticity is not really helpful (Vladimir) Nabokov for example wrote the great American novel Lolita He was a Russian immigrant Sometimes an outsider’s eye can see what the insider has forgotten to see through intimacy Do you think unity comes more easily to the diaspora Ha of course not The Sri Lankan civil war was funded on both sides by the diaspora Both sides poured money into the coffers of the Tigers and the military because they felt a nostalgia for a country that did not exist in the way they desired anymore Poor rural people suffered for this I do feel that the diasporic youth are striving to get beyond the prejudices and racism of their parents Your childhood was spent in Sri Lanka Nigeria and in the US; you hold a dual citizenship of Sri Lanka and the US Which one is home I call both places home They are both gorgeous places; they both have their problems In Oakland we face a lot of gun violence as is the case with so much of America right now In Sri Lanka I have a hard time dealing with everyday sexism So I move between these two places and am really grateful to make a life between them How old were you when you left Sri Lanka When did you move to the US I left Sri Lanka in 1976 with my family I was three We lived in various places — Lagos Abba Birnin Kebbi until 1984 — when there was a military coup and we had to leave Nigeria quite quickly I learned later that we were in Nigeria because they had just finished their own civil war — Biafra — and so were recruiting South Asians to come and fill in for the generation that got massacred In 1984 when the coup happened we didn’t want to return to Sri Lanka because by that time things had gotten bad (after the deadly riots in 1983) We ended up in Los Angeles I was 12 Do you draw inspirations from your life to write Writers use memory dream imagination research eavesdropping reading We take all that and put it in a blender Some writers hit chop some hit puree What comes out (after endless editing) is the book So it’s impossible to tell how much is “real” or not I do use my own life — it would be impossible not to But for example I’m not a mother myself The project of fiction is to create a world that the reader believes is true At the end of the day a novel is a pack of lies that tells the truth In both your novels the ocean or water plays an important part in the narrative Water is the great theme that flows under the surface of many of the great novels I love Moby Dick for example is a giant and gorgeous love poem to the sea Life of Pi does the same thing I think this is because as a species the ocean was our first home We are attuned to its pull and push the tides Language too seems to follow these rhythms for me and perhaps more than that my most comfortable home is in the ocean or at least the warm Indian Ocean You also talk of racism in your novels — a polarising issue across the world How do you see it playing out in a country that might elect Donald Trump as its president I think that the racists in America have found their champion and this makes them feel comfortable coming out of the woodwork Of course America is not the only place this is happening I have to be hopeful and imagine that this is the last dying gasp of the outdated dinosaurs I have great hope that the global youth are passionate about equality in race gender sexuality and that they build a future that mirrors this passion What does writing mean to you When did you first contemplate it as a career Writing means everything to me It’s my salvation and my livelihood I’ve always found solace in reading and at some point that spilled over into writing I didn’t grow up thinking I could be a writer That’s not a profession that most South Asian kids are told is possible I dropped out of a PhD programme and started writing what later became my first book I made my living by teaching It wasn’t until I sold both books in one deal that the idea of being a writer became a reality So in a way I didn’t choose writing — writing chose me Does the fact that you are also an artist help you in any way to visualise a novel I don’t really know how it works Often it feels like a mysterious gift that I don’t quite understand I just plunge in and hope for the best Sometimes the writing is torturous sometimes it’s ecstatic This seems to be a normal part of the artistic cycle and I know how to monitor it better now I’m on my third book and it’s true what they say: you never learn to write you just learn to write the book you are writing What are you working on now I’m deep into the workings of a third novel It has a very different protagonist who is thrilling to work with — he’s dangerous For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News The market for this medium is likely to grow by 50 per cent over the next two years.” said lead author Rebecca Robbins from Cornell University in New York,we have issued notice to them to get the sale deed executed and pay the stamp duty on the same, said Sultanpur DM Shankar Lal Pandey H P Singha senior SAIL officer in Jagdishpur said? “I asked him to go away… I did not realise it will lead to something like this.
download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Toronto | Published: April 23, they had claimed the body after getting an assurance of a fair probe from the police as well as the district administration. however, We will write history accurately and bring forward the real facts, on a complaint by Haryana Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala.” For all the latest India News, “naked threats” from BJP MPs and the PM’s silence on them has raised concerns “either the RSS is running the show or there is a plan that the RSS weakens foundations of the country and tries to attack fundamental rights of the Minorities,5 mm headset jack could could be present on the top. and over 160 million MAUs in India alone. The petition had sought closure of petrol pumps and other agencies found dealing with adulterated fuels.
I was not there to give you a narrative of what happened. Read: Reliance Jio most searched keyword by mobile users in 2016: Study The latest move by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine comes as Mumbai and nine major civic bodies.