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attacked the Congress for being "politically bankrupt" and? And it was the perfect untouched video, Seydouba Cisse and Naby Bangoura,are basking in the glory. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Ahmedabad | Published: September 13, Skipper Rani also got onto the score sheet as she netted the ball via a well-taken field goal in the 13th minute to further extend the lead at the end of the first quarter. He then mentioned a number of people who weren’t nominated for the Oscars this year. Kolkata Gujarat Fortungiants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers, Sports being a state subject,One hundred years of Manto?IEApril 20) Like other great personalitiesManto was not spared of criticism A man who is not criticisedis one who never did anything Navreet Kaur Rana Gurgaon Whats dirty THE decision of the information and broadcasting ministry to telecast The Dirty Picture late at night is shocking The censor board cleared the movieit ran successfully all over the country and many have seen it in cinema halls Then what is the harm in telecasting the movie at prime time Bhagwan Thadani Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Megha Kumar | Updated: July 3 2014 8:09 am Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti’s objections against Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism are 21st century manifestations of the political desire to tailor history to advance ideological goals Related News When my book Communalism and Sexual Violence: Ahmedabad since 1969 was published and released by Orient BlackSwan in mid-April this year I scarcely anticipated the controversy it would generate The controversy has given me cause to reflect on some of the worrying implications this affair could have for the future of Indian history writing The book the first of its kind interrogates Ahmedabad’s history over a period spanning five decades specifically examining the infliction and avoidance of sexual violence against Muslim (and in one case Hindu) women in three major episodes of Hindu-Muslim rioting the city witnessed in 1969 1985 and 2002 The book was published released and sold by Orient BlackSwan in mid-April but since then it has been withheld from sale Although no objection has been raised against my book by anyone the publisher voluntarily subjected my book possibly even others to a fresh review for fear of legal or violent reprisals by the Hindu right Pending the outcome of this review my book has been withdrawn from the market even though it had been rigorously peer-reviewed and copy-edited as per the standard practice of academic publishers for possible legal issues and quality-control purposes before publication The ostensible reason Orient Blackswan has given is that on April 14 the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS) an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh served a legal notice to one of Orient BlackSwan’s older textbooks Orient BlackSwan’s capitulation to the SBAS has rightly outraged those who prize freedom of expression and free scholarly enquiry and who expect the state to safeguard and where necessary defend these fundamental democratic rights without favour or equivocation Particularly striking for all of us concerned is the publisher’s pusillanimity with regard to my book and its voluntary surrender of its right to protest and contest real and perceived intimidation After four years of contesting the SBAS’s lawsuit against Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History Penguin opted for an out of court settlement in February 2014 handing a major victory to an outfit devoted to blocking scholarly writing that conflicts with its skewed worldview In Doniger’s assessment “the book might not have been liable under any extant law Penguin was badly advised by its lawyers” However in withdrawing my book Orient BlackSwan has gone a step further: in an act of pre-emptive self-censorship it has effectively capitulated to the SBAS before any objection to my book has actually been raised Now in its most recent letter to me Orient BlackSwan appears to be heading towards setting another alarming precedent with still more damaging implications for history writing on India Selectively citing a legal “opinion” from senior Supreme Court advocate Soli Sorabjee the publisher’s latest letter states that my book “may well” attract Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code which deals with the offence of promoting enmity between religious communities Accordingly the publisher intends to contact me with paragraphs I “may be asked to revise” In making their case for revisions in the letter Orient BlackSwan emphasises parts of a 1969 judgment by a special Bombay High Court bench which held that for prosecution under 153A it is irrelevant whether the contents of a book contain historical truths This emphasis constitutes an acknowledgement on the part of the publisher that the revisions they seek would not be in the interest of historical truth The publisher is thus quite literally asking me to rewrite history to suit one particular nationalist project Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries as my book shows ideologues of all political hues deployed historical discourse in the service of their nationalist agendas The SBAS’s objections against Doniger’s book on Hinduism are 21st century manifestations of the political desire to tailor history to advance particular ideological goals My book is at risk of being devoured by a similar desire albeit with an important difference: Hindu rightwing groups are not actually seeking revisions in my book in this case; rather Orient BlackSwan appears to be volunteering to accommodate political manipulation of serious scholarship to avoid an anticipated legal battle Their “rationale” for seeking revisions is as illogical as it is perverse They assume my writing is “calculated to promote feelings of enmity” between Hindus and Muslims when the book is in fact clearly a scholarly attempt to understand and thereby help prevent such inter-religious enmity Indeed my focus on the avoidance as well as infliction of sexual violence in some episodes of inter-religious conflict is aimed precisely at helping to prevent such violence I make this intention clear on page 31 of the book: “Probing cases where [sexual violence] occurs is essential but an exclusive focus on them risks obfuscating some important nuances of violence and equally importantly possible solutions for preventing it” My book could not be seen as being “calculated to promote enmity” any more than an anti-smoking advertisement could be seen as encouraging smoking The underlying assumption at work here seems to be that serious history writing on issues such as communal violence and sexual atrocities “promotes” inter-religious animosity by its very existence Clearly if this assumption is taken to its conclusion all historical research on the negative manifestations of human and societal behaviour would be out of bounds — a profoundly disturbing thought My book covering as it does the modalities of ethnic conflict and violence against women is part of a larger historical project: that of uncovering the history of “subaltern” groups that are politically economically and socially marginalised such as women religious minorities Dalits tribals and the poor Historical anthropological or sociological enquiries into the lives and experiences of such groups almost invariably expose the hegemonic power of men with a higher caste status access to state patronage wealth education etc By foregrounding these inequalities academic research challenges the socio-political status quo with a view to mitigating oppression and facilitating meaningful development Suppression or dilution of such research clearly obstructs the achievement of this important goal Yet there are reasons to be optimistic too The controversy surrounding my book has generated a lively debate in Indian and international media with journalists denouncing Orient BlackSwan’s (and previously Penguin’s) decision to capitulate to attacks against free speech Noted writers and academics have defended our right to academic enquiry unshackled by political interference or intimidation Intrepid publishers in India and beyond have offered to publish my book should my contract with Orient BlackSwan become untenable This support and solidarity makes clear that history still has its defenders Kumar is the author of ‘Communalism and Sexual Violence: Ahmedabad Since 1969’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 25 2017 12:30 am Irshad with wife at their one-room home in Delhi He was cleared of terror charges after a 11-year-long legal battle (Express Photo by Amit Mehra) Top News Irshad Ali who was recently acquitted of terror charges after an 11-year trial by a Delhi Sessions Court has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a departmental inquiry against “erring” Special Cell officers involved in probing the case he was involved in “…Direct the respondent to forthwith conduct a departmental enquiry under the direct supervision of the commissioner in an expeditious manner against the erring police officials… and consequently take departmental action” the writ petition in the court said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 8 2017 2:33 pm Priyank Panchal has scored four centuries this season (Source: PTI File) Top News Gujarat Opener Priyank Panchal began the domestic season with yet another hundred in the Duleep Trophy With another hundred in his kitty Panchal now seems to have secured his berth for the India A series against New Zealand Speaking to Hindustan Times Priyank said “I wanted to stay long in the middle as I was hungry for runs “I missed the tour of South Africa for India A due to dengue and was taking rest before coming here to play the domestic season opener” “I could have scored more runs as after some initial hiccups the red clay pitch was perfect for my batting I don’t know where my performance would take me to but for now I am trying to score as much as runs I could do for my team” he said and added “I am feeling fresh now and enjoying my cricket Undoubtedly the wicket is slow and you have to play with a straight bat as the rivals are bowling in right areas and that too according to their field” Commenting on the conditionsand the experience of playing with the pink ball he said “It’s my first game with pink ball and that too under the lights so I was quite cautious in the beginning Later on I opted to play a bit late as the pink ball does reverse swing quite often and it’s difficult for a batsman to be pre-committed for a shot” After forginga good partnership with Sudi Chatterjee Priyankstated it was important for the team “We needed to have one more partnership today but still I am sure for the team to score 350 plus runs Anything beyond 350 would be a challenging total for the rivals as we have genuine spinners who may dictate terms quite easily on this turf” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew York: Karolina Pliskova suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Angelique Kerber in the US Open women’s singles final on Saturday but the Czech 10th seed also proved her mettle as one of the most dangerous attacking players in women’s tennis The 6-foot 1-inch (185 cm) Pliskova fought back from a set down at Arthur Ashe Stadium to give Kerber one of the best defensive players in history a major scare in the grand slam final Kerber finally prevailed 6-3 4-6 6-4 Kerber will move to the number one world ranking on Monday Karolina Pliskova in action during the US Open women’s singles final AP That in part is due to 24-year-old Pliskova’s previous win She felled top seeded American Serena Williams in straight sets in the semi-finals and took down sister Venus Williams earlier in the tournament For Pliskova making the final was the best showing of her five year professional career Ranked No 11 in the world she had not previously advanced beyond the third round of a grand slam Kerber’s win ended an 11-match winning streak for the big-serving Pliskova who had beaten the German just three weeks earlier in the Cincinnati final Pliskova said she hopes it will be the first of many slams finals “I found out I can play my best tennis on these big courts” she told reporters “I believe I can win matches like this next time” Though Pliskova prefers blistering ground strokes to the serve-and-volley game that defined past Czech champions such as Martina Navratilova and Helena Sukova her serve remains her biggest weapon She has crushed more aces than any other player on the WTA tour this year but on Saturday that weapon was not quite enough In the muggy air at Flushing Meadows the average speed of her first serve 102 miles-per-hour (164 kph) was her slowest of the tournament Although Pliskova won 80 per cent of her serve and volley points she deployed the tactic only ten times Against the fierce counter-punching German Pliskova said she had to try everything in her toolbox to take control of points She made 47 unforced errors against just 17 for Kerber but on the other side of the equation hit nearly twice as many winners 40 to the German’s 21 “You know it’s never easy for the player who is attacking and is doing more mistakes” Pliskova said The Czech player could become a constant threat to other top women said Mary Jo Fernandez a former world number four and a well known tennis commentator "She’s really grown as a player“ Fernandez said “I don’t think Serena’s going anywhere but it gets more difficult as the younger players come up” Sydney: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan will not end their touring misery in Australia until they can adapt to the unique playing conditions Down Under Pakistan succumbed to a 220-run defeat to Steve Smith’s Australians in the third Sydney Test on Saturday to lose their last four series in Australia 3-0 File photo of Misbah-ul-Haq AFP It was Pakistan’s 12th straight Test defeat since their last Test win in Australia in Sydney 22 years ago Misbah who at 42 is the oldest current Test cricketer and who will consider his playing future upon his return home has suggested that Pakistan send some of their rising young stars to play in Australia to familiarise themselves with the conditions "I think it’s important for us to get experience of these of these conditions and if we are not touring more often in Australia and South Africa that could happen again and again" Misbah told reporters "I’ve already suggested that some of our players should be sent to Australia on a regular basis to play games here to get used to these conditions at an early stage "Some of the guys who might be in line to come here for a series in two or three years should be sent to Australia and South Africa for two or three months to play state games or whatever Among the differences in conditions are the bounce in the faster wickets in Australia and more moisture compared to slower pitches in India and elsewhere in Asia which are more conducive to spin "This is the only way we can improve Whether it’s a bowling unit or batting unit we’re going to struggle These conditions are completely different to any others" Misbah added ‘Supreme fitness’ Misbah who had a poor series scoring just 76 runs at an average of 1266 said fitness was vital to succeed in Australia "To win in Australia your fitness is vital in any other country you can survive but in Australia you need supreme fitness” he said Misbah pointed to Pakistan’s ability to bowl out Australia only once in five innings costing them any chance in the series "It’s not easy for Asian batsmen to come here and score runs and it’s difficult for any Asian side to come here and take 20 wickets in a Test match Misbah said the shattering last day defeat in the second Melbourne Test when the tourists were bowled out in just 532 overs to tumble to an innings defeat was a turning point "The last day of the MCG was the biggest disappointment of the tour and we got demoralised from that and could not recover" he said "This is how it is Australia is not an easy place" Misbah said among the few positives of the Test series was the batting form of Azhar Ali Younis Khan and Sarfraz Ahmed Azhar finished as the highest Pakistan runscorer in a series in Australia with406 at 8120 while veteran Younis scored an unbeaten 175 in the first innings of the Sydney and fell 23 runs short of becoming the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10000 Test runs Wicketkeeper Sarfraz topscored with a fighting unbeaten 72 off 70 balls in the second innings and ended the series with an average of 5650 By: PTI | London | Published: August 29 2015 4:44 pm Kim Kardashian who is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West admitted she stopped smiling in pictures because of the comments (Source: Instagram) Related News Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says the mean comments about her weight gain after her first pregnancy took a toll on her and changed her personality “I couldn’t help it and everyone would say ‘She can’t stop eating’ I delivered at 180 and they were like ‘She’s 210 pounds She’s getting dumped because she’s too fat’ and all these ridiculous stories It really took a toll after the fact when I was losing weight The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star who is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West admitted she stopped smiling in pictures because of the comments reported Female First Share This Article Related Article “I gained 50 pounds and it’s tough to get it off I was dedicated but also it changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken Before I was always smiling and so into being out and about “After I had the baby I was like these are the same people that made fun of me and posted the stories that were so awful calling me fat for something I couldn’t control I don’t want to smile for them Even if I was more confident I just didn’t feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 23 2016 1:26 am New Zealand’s Ross Taylor right and teammates celebrates the dismissal of Ravichandran Ashwin during their first test match in Kanpur (AP Photo) Top News Although the first day of India’s 500th Test match that started with a solid display of batting by Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay it ended with New Zealand enjoying the upper hand and the hosts having just one wicket in hand with the score at 291/9 As the bails were removed after an interesting day’s play of Test cricket Ravindra Jadeja stood on 16 and Umesh Yadav on 8 Having won the toss India were cruising along at 154/1 with Pujara and Vijay both coasting along and having raised their bats post fifty run milestones and that’s when Kiwis hit back with three wickets in ten overs to leave India reeling at 185/4 at tea Pujara at 62 spooned a drive straight back to Mitchell Santner Then came the big wicket of the skipper Virat Kohli who for once played a poor shot to get out for just 9 after getting a top edge that was taken by Ish Sodhi on the ropes The second session came to a joyous close for the Kiwis with the wicket of Vijay at 65 He tried to go for a late cut off Sodhi but caught an edge that was taken by BJ Watling READ:Cheteshwar Pujara back in thezone New Zealand rounded off a solid second session with an even better final session of play Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin provided a solid start after the restart but after putting together 52 runs Rohit once again got out to a cheap shot as he tried to go over the top to Santner but didn’t hit it with the middle of the bat to be taken by Sodhi at long on Wriddhiman Saha perished for a duck on the second ball with Trent Boult bowling him out with the ball creeping in between bat and pad Ashwin followed soon after a Boult delivery gripped on the dry surface and scooped up to be taken by Ross Taylor in the slips Shami also got out for a duck PHOTOS: New Zealand subdue India show with latewickets Prior to the start of the match former Indian Test captains and Virat Kohli alongwith New Zealand captain Kane Williamson were felicitated by UP governer Ram Nayak BCCI chief Anurag Thakur and IPL commissioner Rajeev Shukla to mark India’s 500th Test match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: January 31 2016 5:42 pm Celine Dion has posted a message on her website thanking fans for their support after the death of her husband Rene Angelil Related News Singer Celine Dion has posted a message on her website thanking fans for their support after the death of her husband Rene Angelil The singer’s husband of 21 years passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer and Celine posted a message on her website on behalf of their kids Rene-Charles 15 and five-year-old Eddy and Nelson and Rene’s children Patrick Jean-Pierre and Anne-Marie from previous relationships “My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days We have felt your love for Rene and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time… more than you’ll ever know I thank you from the bottom of my heart” Celine wrote “I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring Rene with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name “We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us On behalf of our family with all of our love Celine Rene-Charles Nelson & Eddy Patrick Jean-Pierre & Anne-Marie (sic)” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 12 2016 12:10 am The committee has reportedly reduced reservations for playgrounds schools nallahs gardens markets and housing for economically weaker sections Related News With Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Guardian Minister Girish Bapat paying no heeds to their demand on the draft development plan (DP) of the city the ruling NCP and Congress in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have decided to undertake a public awareness campaign on the mistakes in the draft DP across the city “The draft DP prepared by the three-member committee of bureaucrats appointed by the state government have made grave mistakes of reducing reservation and ignoring norms for proper planning We had written to the chief minister seeking time to discuss the matter but there has been no response” said Vandana Chavan city NCP chief and Rajya Sabha MP in a press conference jointly organised by the NCP and Congress Chavan said that a detailed study of the draft has revealed that the committee has deleted 381 reservations meant for various public use and opened up 458 hectares for residential purposes The committee has reduced reservations meant for children’s playgrounds primary schools nallahs gardens otta markets affordable housing for economically weaker sections open spaces at riverfronts and other recreational purposes “The new reservations for a stadium spastic centre youth guidance centre science centre oxygen park and film city recommended by elected representatives were completely ignored This draft DP is not in the interest of the city and is prepared by members who do not understand its needs” Chavan added City Congress Abhay Chhajed said that the provision of handing over amenity space to developers is a dangerous trend “The Congress and NCP would take to the streets to create awareness in seven assembly constitutencies under the civic jurisdiction This would be a week-long exercise to inform the public on the draft DP that would affect their life in future” he said The awareness would also be taken up through social networking sites wherein citizens can access the proposed changes in their respective areas Chhajed added Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade said that the NCP-Congress combine is planning to build public pressure “We dont want the state government to ignore public needs and would like them to make the required changes before finalisng the DP for the old city” he said In September Congress NCP and MNS corporators staged a protest in the general body meeting over the issue They raised slogans against the BJP and alleged that the state government is working in the interest of the real estate industry For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News

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