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It is co-incidental that I joined Twitter the same day I have launched the promos of Peepli Live, he clarified We believe him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | New Delhi | Published: March 15 2017 12:39 pm Twenty five years after her demise Lucknow-based NGO Sanatkada is celebrating her work in an exhibition alongside 39 iconic women from Awadh (Source: Feminists of Awadh) Top News Two years after Ismat Chughtai penned the Urdu short story Lihaaf in 1944 she found herself in the Lahore court answering charges of obscenity levelled at her for the short story that gained notoriety for the depiction of the relationship between Begum Jaan and her maid Rabbu with sexual overtones In the years to come the Urdu writer extensively wrote about her appearances in court and while she authored several other notable works hence Lihaaf remained prominent for in it the author had addressed a taboo discussing the subjugation felt within conservative Muslim households (Source: Feminists of Awadh) Twenty five years after her demise Lucknow-based NGO Sanatkada is celebrating her work in an exhibition alongside 39 iconic women from Awadh Titled “Feminists of Awadh” the show chronicles the life and work of these women including writers Rasheed Jahan and Chugtai first lady municipal commissioner of Lucknow Inam Fatima and Caption Lakshmi Sahgal “They were all ‘modern’ in the true sense They are feminists who did things out-of-the box and contributed to the society as a whole” says Madhavi Kuckreja from Sanatkada adding “They have been forgotten in our history books No one discusses their contribution how will the new generation know about them” (Source: Feminists of Awadh) (Source: Feminists of Awadh) Printed on panels alongside archival photographs the biographical narratives in the exhibition have been culled from a 2014 book Feminists of Awadh Par Salaam where chapters on these women were written by an associate or a family member While Begum Akhtar known for her defiant musical style is one of the most prominent women on the list others include Gulab Bai the first woman in Nautanki Begum Aizaz Rasul who was among the first women members of the UP assembly; Kaushalya Devi mother of Ramdas Sonkar the first Dalit permitted to the Indian Administrative Services in Uttar Pradesh in 1957; and Bano a domestic worker honoured because she had the courage to leave her conservative father and alcoholic husband and apply for a divorce in the 1960s “These women took decisions that meant going against the acceptable norms breaking stereotypes and exhibiting defiance” says Kuckreja’ (Source: Feminists of Awadh) (Source: Feminists of Awadh) (Source: Feminists of Awadh) (Source: Feminists of Awadh) The exhibition at Intach 71 Lodhi Estate is on till March 15 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsCongress vice presidentRahul Gandhi today reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘na khaunga na khane doonga’ remark and slammed BJP on corruption controversies related to Lalit Modi and Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan and the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh Rahul Gandhi PTI "Our PM said and I want to remind you ‘I won’t eat and won’t allow others to eat’ Your words should carry some weight Aap khane kyun derahehain(Why are you letting people eat) In Rajasthan and in Madhya Pradesh why are you allowing them to continue and why are you not bringing back Lalit Modi" TV reports quoted Gandhi as saying The Congress vice president also asked for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s resignation over his alleged involvement into the Vyapam scam and also questionedwhy Lalit Modi was not being brought back to India Rahul Gandhi’s accusations come on the day the Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam Over 40 witnesses accused lawyers police officials and journalists related to the admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh have lost their livesunder mysterious circumstances Opposition demands and media pressure for CBI probe into the scam had been growing as CM Chouhan finally requested the SC for CBI probe On Thursday the apex court ordered a CBI inquiry into the scam Congress along with other opposition parties have been relentlessly slamming BJP over recent controversies accusing the Modi government of massive corruption The opposition has blamed PM Modi for staying silent on the Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj-Vasundhara Raje scandal involving granting of UK Visa to the former IPL boss despite corruption allegations against him Congress has been slamming the PM for not sackingRajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje following revelationsthat she helped "fugitive" former IPL boss Lalit Modi Theparty has also accused "bada Modi" (PM) of shielding "chhotaModi" (Lalit) Congress has also been demanding resignations of ExternalAffairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Raje for helping LalitModi of HRD Minister Smriti Irani for misrepresenting factsabout her educational qualifications and Maharashtra ministerPankaja Munde for her alleged involvement in a "scam" byclearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore on a single day withoutinviting tenders in violation of the norms It is also seeking resignation of Chhattisgarh ChiefMinister Raman Singh in the wake of a "rice scam" in which Rs36000 crore are alleged to have been misappropriated With inputs from PTI Mumbai:On Tuesday Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a Rs 49248 crore development ‘package’ for Marathwada region under which important projects including irrigation and infrastructure will be completed in a time-bound manner "Funds have been allocated for these projects and these will be completed within four years" Fadnavis said after a meeting of the state Cabinet in Aurangabad This is the first time in eight years that the state Cabinet meeting was held at Aurangabad The region which was reeling under acute drought till recently has witnessed heavy rains in the last few days leading to crop damage and loss of life and property Under the plan announced by the Chief Minister Rs 9291 crore will be spent on irrigation Rs 5326 crore on railway network in the region Rs 3000 crore for road projects Rs 250 crore for airport expansion Rs 450 crore for micro-irrigation and Rs 1885 for water conservation works Funds for these projects will be raised through bonds Fadnavis said He assured people of Marathwada region that train service to Beed will commence in 2018 A Bal Thackeray memorial will be set up in Aurangabad A file photo of Devendra Fadnavis PTI A rural development institute named after late Gopinath Munde former Union rural development minister will be set up in Aurangabad Fadnavis said adding efforts will be made to get Unesco heritage tag for the historic Aurangabad city The procedure of completing ‘panchnama’ to assess damage will be bypassed for areas which have witnessed heavy rains so that farmers get compensation for crop damage quickly he said Criticising Fadnavis over the ‘Marathwada package’ announced today Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said the Chief Minister instead of just mouthing hollow promises should have done something concrete for the people of the region "Had Fadnavis declared loan waiver for the farmers instead of making hollow promises they would have been relieved" the Congress leader said Meanwhile police used tear gas and resorted to lathicharge to control a rally of teachers from non-aided educational institutes which was organised in Aurangabad ACP Khushalchand Baheti of Aurangabad Police said the Maharashtra Rajya (Kayam) Vina Anudaanit Shala Kruti Samithi took out a procession this afternoon to press for their various demands The participants of the procession went on rampage and starting pelting stones at other pedestrians Nine policemen and a few pedestrians sustained injuries he said Police resorted to mild cane charge to disperse the mob and the situation is under control the officer said adding the injured pedestrians were discharged after primary treatment Among other things the Chief Minister told reporters that 45000 km of roads would be constructed in the region in the next three years Chikalthana Airport in Aurangabad would be given a facelift and its runway would be extended Water Conservation Commissionerate would be established in Aurangabad the CM said One lakh houses would be constructed in Marathwada under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna Polytechnic colleges in Latur and Jalna would be elevated to the engineering colleges An administrative building to house 25 government offices would be built in Aurangabad Cancer Institute at Aurangabad would be given Rs 120 crore and upgraded as a state level cancel hospital Fadnavis said Of the amount Centre would pay Rs 80 crore Family courts would be established at Beed Jalna Parbhani and Osmanabad while textile parks would be developed at Parbhani Beed and Nanded Written by Bikas Mishra | Updated: January 8 2016 5:07 pm Illustration by C R Sasikumar Top News The year 2015 was full of noise and confusion especially for artists writers and filmmakers Many of them got so disillusioned with the state of affairs under your leadership Mr Prime Minister that they chose to return the honours bestowed upon them by the nation and organisations of national importance The lack of respect to national honours shown by them was unpleasant to say the least However what was truly unsettling was your silence and your inability to engage them in a dialogue That you chose to remain silent when your ministers resorted to belittling their protest was even more disturbing The year witnessed the irony of a protest against protests staged by some individuals who have direct or indirect affiliations to your political party It also saw a film being denied certification (practically a ban) on the ground that it showed the prime minister in bad light It would be remembered as a year in which films were chopped books were banned cinemas were attacked and artists were asked to “go to Pakistan” because they chose to express how they felt under your regime When filmmakers made representations to your ministers they were offered empty promises On the other hand a man without sufficient credentials was allowed to function autocratically as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Such incidents create a perception of you being an individual who rewards sycophancy and punishes those who speak their mind It also creates a perception of you as a leader who is against the arts and artists and only likes to use artistic expression as a means of propaganda and pedagogy I also get the impression that your government believes that writers and filmmakers are worth their salt only when they sing praises of your government and paeans to the motherland Your officials tend to look at them with suspicion the moment they disagree with what they have to say or show As a first-time filmmaker this makes me feel uncomfortable When I narrate stories to producers the first thing they talk about is whether or not it will get passed by the censors without cuts Is this the way to go about making films in this country I would like to remind you that I a village boy from Jharkhand could make a film only because of the supportive environment created by national institutions like the NFDC and various film schools I find it confusing when a government-supported initiative — the NFDC screenwriters’ lab —encourages me to find my own voice and speak fearlessly but another government body the CBFC chops my film mercilessly interfering with my vision as an independent filmmaker You represent the whole nation and not only those who sing your praises Some of us disagree with you at times but that doesn’t make us enemies of the nation We have chosen this profession only because our country and our people move us We tell stories or make films about our people only because we share their lives I would like to ask you if this is the dream nation that you want India to become where artists and filmmakers have to live in fear of censorship state-sponsored protests and attacks for speaking their mind Do you want India to be a country where cinemas will be attacked if an actor criticises your government or a country where students of a national film school will be arrested if they find their director unworthy of guiding them Do you want India to be a country where intellectuals will be dropped from panels if their views differ from the official position of the state Do you want India to be a country where someone who has a track record of making films that are low in artistic quality will issue diktat to filmmakers on what is in good taste Or for India to be a country where an unqualified actor will be made custodian of the next generation of filmmakers How do you expect arts films and literature to flourish in the country if their creators have to live in an atmosphere of fear and retribution How do you expect people to strive to excel when we see sycophancy being rewarded all around us I would like to remind you of a saint-poet who once lived in the city that you represent in Parliament: “Nindak niyare rakhiye angan kuti chhawai; Binu pani bin sabuna nirmal kare subhaw (Keep your critic close to you; give him shelter in your courtyard With-out soap and water he cleanses your character)” I would urge that you think of Kabir when you think of the glorious past of our country Don’t be suspicious of your critics; don’t try to belittle them Show the humility and magnanimity that befits a leader of a billion people If you want to set an example in the new year and begin a new chapter I would like to ask you to do the following First ask Pahlaj Nihalani to pack his bags from the CBFC Two tell the CBFC that their job is to certify films not censor them Organise workshops for the CBFC members to make them understand what certification means and how it is different from censorship The CBFC rules and guidelines need a thorough review Make filmmakers part of the revision process Three relieve Gajendra Chauhan of the responsibility as the FTII chairman Ask him to focus on his acting career Let the new year begin with hope and happiness The writer based in Mumbai is an independent critic and filmmaker Tomorrow: A Chennai writer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Updated: November 13 2014 10:35 am In the 1967 election the first without Nehru the Congress tally plummeted Related News On Jawaharlal Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary rather than write a comprehensive article on the life and leadership of independent India’s first and incomparable prime minister yet again I intend to give readers especially the young ones some glimpses of the personality of the second greatest Indian of our times after the Mahatma So here goes the first of the series focused on Nehru’s phenomenal and matchless popularity with the masses In November 1937 in the Calcutta-based and highly respected magazine Modern Review appeared an anonymous article on Nehru arguing that men like him were “dangerous” and potential “dictators” “From the North to Cape Comorin” said the article “he has gone like some triumphant Caesar leaving a trail of glory and a legend behind him Is it just a passing fancy or is it his will to power that is driving him from crowd to crowd… He calls himself a democrat and a socialist and no doubt he does so in all seriousness… but a little twist and he might turn into a dictator… His conceit is already formidable It must be checked We want no Caesars” It soon became known that the author of this denunciatory article was none other than Jawaharlal and the matter was laughed out Indeed he was soon re-elected Congress president for the third time Even as a schoolboy then I used to hear my father and his friends discuss “Panditji’s astonishing popularity” By the time I joined college I also joined all those who would travel scores of miles to hear Nehru if he was speaking or simply to catch a glimpse of him if he was merely passing through After a long but unsuccessful search for a job in journalism barely two years after Independence and Partition I had a stroke of luck A rather impecunious news agency the United Press of India gave me a job after making sure that I could report not only Nehru’s speeches in Hindi but also those of Maulana Azad in Urdu No break could have been better than this because for over five years I travelled with or ahead of the prime minister across the country and watched the magical mutual relationship between him and the large crowds that waited for him patiently for hours regardless of how inclement the weather was Often I wondered why he chose to speak on subjects that were way above the heads of his huge and adoring audiences: the need for planning; the newly built dams being the temples of the new age; his reasons for pleading for China’s admission to the UN and so on Perhaps he believed that in a largely illiterate country the spoken word was the best medium to convey his message to his people However only during the last decade when no one in the UPA government thought it necessary to explain anything to the people at large did I realise how right Nehru was By the time the Constitution came into force on January 26 1950 Nehru had totally disproved his self-analysis in Modern Review Far from becoming a dictator — which he could have done easily like his two contemporary leaders of freedom movements Sukarno in Indonesia and Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana — he built India up as the world’s largest democracy This process took a huge leap forward with the first general elections in this country in 1952 when his contact with and appeal to his people also took a big stride He won the first three general elections hands down almost single-handedly as a famous cartoon by the country’s premier cartoonist RK Laxman depicted at the height of the campaign for the first poll In the 1967 election the first without Nehru the Congress tally plummeted Interestingly in his book India After Gandhi published in 2007 Ramachandra Guha wrote that the “extraordinary popular appeal of the prime minister” could be best captured “in the testimony of the confirmed Nehru-baiter DF Karaka editor of a popular Bombay weekly the Current” Guha has then quoted at some length how Karaka had reported Nehru’s first election speech in Bombay at Chowpatty beach to an enormous and enthusiastic crowd Karaka first noted — “no doubt to his regret” — the “instant affinity between the speaker and his audience” and then went on calculating how many votes had been swung to Nehru’s favour by his every sentence The climax was reached in Karaka’s view at the twilight hour when Nehru told the gathering that he had taken upon himself the “role of a mendicant beggar” Amidst wild cheers he added “If at all I am a beggar I am begging for your love your affection and your enlightened cooperation in solving the problems facing the country” The crowds were deeply moved and he in turn was moved by them For Karaka however the election was over At an elite meeting in the national capital Nehru had once said: “Delhi is a static city with a dead atmosphere I therefore go out and see masses of people my people your people and derive inspiration from them There is something dynamic and growing with them and I grow with them I also enthuse with them” What he wrote to Lady Edwina Mountbatten after the meeting in Bombay is even more eloquent: “Wherever I have been vast multitudes gather at my meetings and I love to compare them their faces their dress their reactions to me and what I say… I rather enjoy these fresh contacts with the Indian people… The effort to explain to them in simple language our problems and our difficulties and to reach the minds of these simple folk is both exhausting and exhilarating As I wander about the past and the present merge into one another and this merger leads me to think of the future” The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: December 10 2016 1:27 pm Dhanush has announced his directorial debut Power Paandi and released its first poster Top News Actor Chaya Singh who plays an important role in Dhanush’s upcoming Tamil directorial debut “Power Paandi” says that as a director he knows what he wants and how to extract it from his actors “When an actor dons a director’s hat he knows exactly what he wants from his actors and it applies to Dhanush too It never felt like I was working with a first-time director With his child-like enthusiasm Dhanush makes working so much fun” Chaya told IANS More from the world of Entertainment: Chaya had worked alongside Dhanush a decade ago in Tamil film “Thiruda Thirudi” Their onscreen pairing is most popular for the hit number “Manmadha rasa” “It was Subramaniyam Siva director of ‘Thiruda Thirudi’ who referred me for this role in ‘Power Paandi’ Dhanush thought I fit the bill for the character and immediately signed me on” she said “Power Paandi” is slated for release on April 14 2017 Tipped to be the story of a few stuntmen the film also stars Raj Kiran and Prasanna Dhanush and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon feature in cameos in the movie For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: July 17 2017 6:06 pm Rana Daggubati starts Nene Raju Nene Mantri promotion Related News Actor Rana Daggubati is currently busy with his upcoming film Nene Raju Nene Mantri which is on the verge of its completion The promotion of the film was kick-started on Monday with the actor announcing the first-of-its kind movie promotional campaign which he described as a “serious technological breakthrough in terms of storytelling and advertising” The filmmakers have built a mobile phone application based on augmented reality (AR) technology that lets the users have an interactive experience with their favourite stars Rana Daggubati and Kajal Aggarwal Fans can download ‘Appstar’ from Play Store or iOS and scan the barcode on a 3D AR motion poster of NRNM to bring the lead characters Jogendra and Radha alive from the posters technologically The filmmakers have said it will be a thrilling experience for the fans John Paoletto Head of Design Avantari the creators of this AR for NRNM said “It’s a completely a new experience for the movie audience and we are hopeful it will be equally exciting for everyone around the world And their favourite stars alluring presence in AR is absolutely fuller on camera as much as in real life” “This application is a nice way to introduce augmented reality to the masses AR has a lot of benefits in education entertainment gaming and marketing” producer Suresh Babu who is co-producing the film told indianexpresscom “For the first time ever we are enabling posters in theatres talk to you through this interactive technology” Suresh Babu added “The audience will be really excited to see their favourite hero come alive instantly in front of them delivering popular dialogues from the film” The fans will also get an opportunity to take a selfie with the computer-generated images of their stars At a time 10 people can enjoy this experience The filmmakers will make 3D AR motion posters available in 700 theatres across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the next couple of days The makers will also promote this film with this technology in other parts of south India Nene Raju Nene Mantri 3D AR poster NRNM which is directed by Teja has a huge star cast including Kajal Aggarwal Catherine Tresa Nassar Navadeep and Ashutosh Rana The film is produced by Suresh Daggubati CH Bharath Chowdhary and V Kiran Reddy under Suresh Productions and Blue Planet Entertainments Anup Ruben has composed the music for the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 22 2017 6:34 am Top News Three youths were caught with demonetised notes of face value Rs 2140 lakh in denominations of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 in Jhinjhana area of Shamli district on Thursday Police however seized the cash and let them go Shamli SP Ajay Pal said the youths were allowed to go after questioning since carrying notes was not a criminal offence “We have informed the Income Tax department” he added The youths — Shakeel Shahzad and Rajveer — belong to Shamli town They were brought to Jhinjhana police station “We reached a dhaba at Sigra village following a tip-off that three persons carrying demonetised currency were waiting for someone at the spot We checked the car owned by one of the youths and found Rs 2140 lakh in old notes in a bag” Jhinjhana police Station House Officer Bhagwat Singh said “During questioning the youths revealed that the notes belonged to Rajveer who runs a general merchant shop in Barkhandi Shakeel and Shahzad are Rajveer’s friends… Rajveer said they were waiting for a youth who had promised to get the old notes exchanged with new ones He claimed the person they were waiting for was coming from Karnal district in Haryana” he added The SHO said I-T officials took the seized notes into custody on Friday For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top Newsare late bloomers. says Shiv Shankar Maitra, found its way out through WhatsApp messages around 10. 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This, Even today majority of Indian women doubt their independence because they do not have the power to speak up as we are living in a patriarchal society in which the decision making power still rests in the hands of the male members. Saman kidwai, It seems that the youth had partied on the Juhu beach and were coming back. Police said the man,Tajpur road, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shishir Tripathi | Chandigrah | Published: November 9.

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