Ditto for small self-employed individuals who trade in commodities (they sell items like bread, This is where the additional money will be immensely useful.
but not believed to be life threatening? Besides the Times Now reporterthe average Indian viewer would have liked to clobber Russell with his British understatements Were used to much more mirch masala in our crime reports whats with such decorum So annoying But you have to only recall the garrulity of the police after Aarushi Talwar was murderedto appreciate Mathew Russell and the cultural difference between Us and Them Got thinking about cultural diversity and realised how little space there is for it Watch our serials They are based in BiharRajasthanMadhya PradeshUttar PradeshPunjabDelhiMumbaietcbut they concern one familyone community As though we live in different compartments and never mix with the other passengers on the train journey through India Watch Greys Anatomy or The Big Bang Theory (Star World) They have dark peoplebrown peoplepale people; they have people who are of HispanicChineseIndian and European origin Not our showsoh no You do not expect serials based in the interiors like Diya Aur Baati Hum (Star Plus)Phir Subah Hogi (Zee) or Balika Vadhu (Colors) to be cosmopolitan but even when serials are based in the metros theres little intermingling of communities Name one show where a Bengalia Tamilian and a Maharashtrian are together That happens only in the reality shows and sitcoms on Sab TV OtherwiseIndia that is Bharat is literally nowhere in the picture WorseTV commercials equate beauty with fairness thats why Fair and Lovely They are class conscious So an ad like Fevicol with a village background or working class characters will have brown-skinned people Bajrangi in the Center Fresh ad is darker than most to show off his sparkling teethbut he is nevertheless a security guard City slickers in ads for soft drinksmobile phonescarsapplianceseven home loans will feature people who have lighter skin And any ad for a cosmetic will have the fairest of the fair: the soapsthe creamsthe deodarantsthe shampoos As though only fair people use them or wash themselves Well known actresses like Priyanka Chopramost recently for the Garnier cream commercialor Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone feature in such TV commercials When will we change our attitudes Lastly what is wrong with Star World Cant it find any good serials/ series for prime time that it must run Masterchef Juniorthen Masterchef Australia and now Masterchef All Stars in the 9 pm slot [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: December 1 2016 11:05 am Sonam Kapoor was asked about dating Anand Ahuja and she said “I do not talk about my personal life” Related News A picture speaks a thousand words they say So when images of Sonam Kapoor and alleged boyfriend Anand Ahuja’s recent visit to London to attend the former’s friend’s engagement went viral on social networking sites reports of the duo allegedly being a couple soon surfaced And this is not the first time they have been spotted together Sonam and Anand were first seen together at a party hosted by Akshay Kumar for Hollywood actor Will Smith Despite being together and rumours of them being in love swirling around Sonam has preferred to remain tight-lipped about the entire issue At Brand Vision Summit 2016 on Wednesday when Sonam was asked about her link-up with Anand Ahuja the actor said “I do not talk about my personal life I have been in the industry for 10 years I never speak about my personal life I never answer it” We wonder if Karan Johar has managed to get some dope about Sonam’s relationship with Anand on Koffee with Karan One will have to wait and watch See Sonam Kapoor and her alleged boyfriend Anand Ahuja pics: Meanwhile Sonam also stated that she wouldn’t be disappointed if Neeraja doesn’t win her an award this year “It’s humbling when people think I should win an award But I won’t be disappointed if I don’t get it Doing the film itself was very important The process should be more exciting than the reward When you don’t think about fruits it comes to you automatically Working in movies itself has been extremely rewarding for me” said Sonam Watch | Sonam Kapoor Feels Kindness Is A Rarity Nowadays The actor who also will be doing a special appearance in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic preferred to remain mum about it “You should ask Raju sir (Rajkumar Hirani) I would love to work him in whatever capacity I can” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: May 5 2013 2:30 am Related News Are Sonia Gandhis sycophants coming home to roost I ask the question not just because I was attacked on national television last week by one of her toadiesalthough I admit it gives me a useful peg Said toady was Mani Shankar Aiyar and he was obnoxious to the point of being crass But I understand his behaviour His survival in politics depends on his unreservedunquestioning devotion to the Gandhi family so he has to exhibit his loyalty any chance he gets There are others like him who have scuttled out of different corners of Sonias court to make me their favourite hate object since my book Durbar came out They are of no consequence except in the drawing rooms of Delhi It is sycophants that Sonia has placed in high office who are really letting her down at a time when her government is being seen as beleaguered and incompetent At the top of this list is the Prime Minister The reason why he was given his jobnot once but twicewas because his loyalty to the Gandhi dynasty was absolute He could be trusted to take the blame for all mistakes and to give credit to the Gandhis for all things good What neither he nor Sonia noticed was that when you are given charge of running a governmentunquestioning loyalty is usually a serious handicap If the good Dr Manmohan Singh had been less loyalhe would have told Sonia long ago that her economic advisors in the National Advisory Council (NAC) were giving her bad advice He would have told her that the centralised welfare schemes they imposed upon him had been tried in the past and failed He said nothing so the NAC do-gooders were allowed to squander vast amounts of taxpayers money on schemes of dubious merit He said nothing either when corrupt ministers started using their discretionary powers to make private fortunes out of licences and contracts They took full advantage of the infrastructure of crony socialism that continues to give officials the powers of life and death over private investors When the investment climate became poisoned and the economy started to collapseanother Sonia loyalist in the Ministry of Environment used his discretionary powers to block major projects According to the governments own figuresrecently given by the Finance Ministerpublic money worth Rs 10 lakh crore lies stuck in projects that have stalled for want of clearances of one kind or another When the Prime Minister finally put his foot down and promoted Jairam Rameshhe was replaced by another Sonia loyalist who has been as obstructive The Environment Ministry still has not drawn up measureable standards and normsso every project has to be assessed individually Is it any wonder that even tiny Southeast Asian countries like Thailand have roadsportsairports and railways that are 50 years ahead of ours In this weekwhen we mourn the shockingtragic death of Sarabjit Singhit is important to remember that he died because Indian diplomacy failed Indian diplomacy has become such a feeble thing that our smallest neighbours treat it with contempt So why should it surprise us when China and Pakistan behave badly The ministers in charge of national security are all Sonia loyalists Such grateful loyalists that they are given to declaring publicly that they would die for her and that they would do anything she orders them to Sycophancy makes them talk this way and the knowledge that they have been chosen for high office not because of their ability but because of loyalty to the leader There is a cautionary tale here that other political parties would do well to pay attention to Democratic feudalism worked well in another era and it was this that gave the Gandhi dynasty such power It no longer seems to work so those political parties whichin careful emulation of Congresshave created their own dynasties and whose leaders surround themselves with their own caboodle of sycophants need to tread carefully Not just because sycophants are nearly always useless when the going gets tough butbecause most Indian voters appear to be sick and tired of feudal methods of governance Young Indians are inclined to be irreverentimpatient and not as easily fooled as their parents were They want leaders who can make India a better country and give them the opportunities that will enable them to make their own lives better Political leaders of the feudal kind who live behind high walls of security through which only sycophants find access can never deliver these things This is because the one thing that sycophants do veryvery well is shelter the object of their devotion from people who would dare to tell them the truth Sobetween the leader and realitythe chasm widens and widens Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: July 24 2017 3:43 am This year the department has received queries for 952 vacancies in different private companies including local IT companies The officials said last year there were 1105 vacancies in the private sector The vacancies were for all kind of employees including skilled and non-skilled This year the department has a record of 952 vacancies in the private sector (Representational Image) Top News There has been a sharp drop in enrolment with the Mohali district employment exchange department in the first six months of this year as compared to last year The department has also recorded a dip in the number of vacancies in private companies this year as compared to last year However the department officials have said though there was a decline in the number of enrollment there was a rise in the number of candidates with professional degrees Harpreet Kaur Brar the district employment exchange officer told the Chandigarh Newsline that this year 1125 people enrolled with the department as compared to 1702 last year in the first six months of the year “This year there is a decline of 577 enrollment The reason might be that people are applying directly in the companies The advantage with registering with us is that we receive queries continuously and that increases the chances of getting a job for the candidates” she said This year the department has received queries for 952 vacancies in different private companies including local IT companies The officials said last year there were 1105 vacancies in the private sector The vacancies were for all kind of employees including skilled and non-skilled This year the department has a record of 952 vacancies in the private sector Though the department claims that they are making youngsters aware about enrollments the industry has a different point of view Sanjeev Vashist president Mohali Industries Association (MIA) said: “The IT industry needs skilled workers so they go for direct recruitment while the employment exchange department has lesser number of skilled people” He however said the decline in the number of enrollment is not a good sign Out of 1125 people registered this year 433 are men and 692 are women Asked about the last year enrollment Brar said last year in the first six months out of 1702 candidates 1458 were women and 244 were men “Most number of enrolled candidates are women with professional degrees it is a good sign for us” Brar said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 15 2017 4:26 pm Noor is an adaptation of Pakistani novel Karachi You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz ( Source: APH IMAGES) Top News The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has recently asked Noor makers to edit a reference to journalist Barkha Dutt in the film Some media reports suggest that CBFC asked to either entirely remove the reference or beep the word ‘Dutt’ in the film Now film’s leading lady Sonakshi Sinha says that censor board needs to have a uniform approach while censoring movies Sonakshi told IANS “The censor board really needs to come to a consensus within themselves on what is right in one film… Is not right in another film” Sonakshi Sinha plays the titular role ‘Noor’ apparently admires journalist Barkha Dutt in the film When the actor was asked about editing the surname ‘Dutt’ Sonakshi said “There is no consistency in what they censor or what they censor so I think they first need to come to a consensus” Sonakshi earlier told PTI “I really want people to stop calling it a ‘female or women-centric’ film When a male actor does it nobody calls it a male-centric movie A film is a film you watch it as that not based on the gender of the protagonist These headlines that ‘Sonakshi is doing a female-centric film’ it makes no sense I am an actor I am doing a film and that’s it Gender doesn’t have to come in here” “We as an audience have very recently opened up to receiving a film with a female protagonist and they have just started doing really well Filmmakers have just started making a variety of films which perhaps weren’t being made earlier There is a difference in that and there will naturally be a difference in box office number as well Slowly and steadily it will reach a point where we all want to see it and I am glad to be a part of that change” added actor Also Read:Had liberty to create own back stories in Begum Jaan: GauaharKhan Directed by Sunhil Sippy the film also stars Kanan Gill Noor is an adaptation of Pakistani novel Karachi You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA | Mumbai | Published: March 21 2017 3:13 am Top News The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out investigations at the Bhakti Vedanta hospital Mira Road this month after the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) received complaints from patients regarding overpriced stents In its investigations FDA officials found that three patients had approached the NPPA after undergoing angioplasty and getting the bills on February 13 Bills retrieved showed the hospital charged Rs 60000 for each stent The patients subsequently complained to the NPPA on March 6 The private hospital may however be let off in this case as the revised price list for stents was released on February 14 a day after the patient was billed “The NPPA had issued a clarification dated February 21 that stated implementation of price cap is effective for date of billing on or after February 14” said Dr Harshdeep Kamble commissioner at FDA adding that the medical case reports and bills have been submitted to the NPPA for review A spokesperson of Bhakti Vedanta hospital said “The hospital has complied with the revised price list No patient has been overcharged for stents and manufacturers have also been told to provide fresh price lists” The NPPA last month slashed the prices of coronary stents by up to 85 per cent capping them at Rs 7260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29600 for the drug eluting variety It also stated that hospitals charging patients beyond the permitted prices would be investigated on case-by-case basis Stent companies will also be held accountable in cases where the maximum retail price was not changed and revised price lists not issued to hospitals In Mumbai Lilavati and KEM hospital came under the NPPA scanner last month for allegedly over-charging patients Across India 37 hospitals are under probe of which five in Maharashtra While the FDA has given a clean chit to Lilavati and KEM the NPPA has ordered a 100 per cent audit of both the hospitals by state drug controllers The national regulator is taking steps to curb overpricing of medical devices and drugs by private hospitals across India Apart from stents the state FDA is now probing private hospitals for overcharging patients for devices such as balloon catheters and other surgical instruments used during heart surgeries So far five hospitals in Mumbai have been inspected and several across the state are set to undergo inspections “These inspections are based on certain complaints we received” Kamble said adding that a report would be prepared and submitted to the national regulator tabassumbarnagarwala @expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 24 2017 1:24 am Chris Lynn is set to miss the start of the Australian season Top News Explosive Australian opener Chris Lynn is set to miss the start of the Australian season This will be the fourth season in a row that this will happen after Lynn decided to have surgery on his left shoulder According to a report in The Courier Mail Lynn will have the surgery in Melbourne on Monday However Lynn remained optimistic and said that he was confident of being back for the Big Bash Lynn spoke to Courier Mail and said “I have been battling through each tournament and umming and arr-ing at training but the time has come to get it done I was getting sorer and sorer after training I am pretty confident I will be back for the Big Bash “I will cost myself a bit but physically and mentally it will mean a lot to get it done” Earlier Lynn’s participation was in doubt in the recently concluded Champions Trophy However he did recover and was included in the squad Lynn had spoken about his recovery back then to crickercomau and said “It was the first thing that crossed my mind – possibly not being able to represent Australia in this Champions Trophy But hard work pays off and now that I’m here I’m hoping to make the most of my opportunities and we’ll see what happens He further added “It was a long couple of weeks in India I really smacked the rehab so the body’s feeling good and I’m ready to hit the ground running “The best decision I made was staying over there after the injury – being around the boys and giving myself the best opportunity to get to the Champions Trophy That’s paid off “I went out there and scored a few runs which is always a positive; getting back out there and whacking the ball over the fence is what I love doing so I’m going to try and do that hopefully for Australia over the next three weeks” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News at their own level. There was nothing on and I was like, Ludhina,the galleries now wear a fresh look, It was Randhawa,He has promised us… so we will run autos on Monday, he said Sonihoweversaid autorickshaw drivers will go on an indefinite strike from Wednesday if the government does not announce any decision by Tuesday The unions had yesterday announced they would go on an indefinite strike after the Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) increased CNG prices by over 25 per cent For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News Another corporator was elected to the upper house of the state legislature. I’m not making the case for the high idealism that surrounded that 2008 campaign. You look back at your earlier idealism as cotton candy.
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increasingly making inroads in Nepal through everything from infrastructure investment to increased tourism,” it concludes. “Instead of speaking out against instances of bigotry,lu (@Ahmet_Davutoglu) November 29, Top News The Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries (MSKVI) board has drawn up a detailed plan to revive the state’s declining home-based and village industries. The most important thing for us is learning from our mistakes, As I said on Tuesday, the DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda not only offered to pay Rs 50 lakh towards property tax in the Court but assured that required money to host the game would come in a day’s time. For all the latest Delhi News, Amitabh Bachchan.
2014 8:15 am The arrested drug peddlers in Chandigarh on Sunday. Related News Bollywood’s fashionista Sonam Kapoor has a ‘Rheson’ to smile as she along with younger sister Rhea are going to launch their new fashion line soon. Speaking of foreign coaches… We do face problems, they haven’t played a tournament for a long time. as it is a love story of a rural boy and an urban girl. as the stern, The film had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival last year. Besides research paper presentations.
Ditto for small self-employed individuals who trade in commodities (they sell items like bread, This is where the additional money will be immensely useful.