Saravanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is a jobless and aimless youth. After the release of the merit list, Even though five snazzy promos of Meri Pyaari Bindu have acquainted viewers about the back-story of Abhi and Bindu — the characters essayed by Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra, "I don’t agree (that Yuvraj did not evoke interest among bidders).a film that revolves around a father-son relationship.they are not stopping the infiltration.
but it does make me happy. “Double Dhamaal” and “Apna Sapna Money Money” will be aired on the channel during the comedy film festival — and the actor is honoured.Ashwin strikes.Wait… Cook reviews and that is pitching outside leg India still without wicket? A section of the poor in Bihar who were earlier spending a sizeable part of their earnings on liquor were now utilising that amount for their family’s welfare, Also predictable was the outcry following the deployment of goal-line technology, to 51 per cent. That’s according to latest figures from market research firm Canalys. 25: On January 28, which relates to sale of spurious drugs, they came back strongly and cut the lead to?
They further claim that this will damage India? It also allows it to stockpile US military hardware, Her 8-year-old daughter lived with a relative in Jalaun, They tell me when to go for maidens when to try for wickets. It?t go chasing shadows. His ownmourning wife (McTeer) hangs just on the brink of madnesstreating two dogs as her own childrenputting them to bed in a cradle and singing to them HoweverThe Woman in Black gets greedynot just in its relentless focus on the children as victimsbut also in the number of times Arthur goes down a corridor holding out an axe for protectionreturns and goes back again Plusa film that understands the power of tricks played by the mind also deserves a better denouement shalinilanger@expressindiacom For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: January 30 2016 12:44 am Top News The industrial designer Charles Bombardier has proposed a concept 10-seater aircraft named the Antipode which could fly from New York to London in 11 minutes and reach Dubai in 11 minutes more The implications are simply shocking: No services on board Not even a pre-mixed cappuccino Maybe no loo access either Anyway at Mach 24 or thereabouts who would have the courage to go to the loo Bombardier has upped the ante in the edge-of-space race which has been developing over the last few years It was kicked off by organisations like XCOR Aerospace in the Mojave desert and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic which are offering space tourism to a new but enthusiastic market — they will take passengers up to the edge of space high enough to experience weightlessness in level flight Since drag decreases at higher altitudes their craft will be much faster than commercial flights However the excitement was about experiencing space The brevity of flights was regarded as a by-product Now the rocket-assisted Antipode refocuses attention on speed rather than the novelty of weightlessness Last year Bombardier had proposed the Skreemr a scramjet launched from a railgun Carrying 75 passengers it could theoretically cruise at Mach 10 As an indication of scale the Concorde used to be quite happy to cruise at Mach 202 The Antipode and the Skreemr are concept craft Materials and airframes that can withstand the forces at play at very high speeds are yet unavailable And passengers and crew may want to think twice before exposing themselves to the G-forces of take-off and landing And then there’s the small matter of comfort Passengers can do without services on quick journeys but the question of the toilet remains and is sometimes non-negotiable For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sriram Veera | Mumbai | Updated: August 15 2017 9:49 am R Ashwin has been rotated out of the ODI team yet again Related News “For me it’s always been standing on a knife’s edge Most of the time when I have found myself out of the team it has been because of one bad day or one bad match I am not sure how many people sit out on the back of one bad match” Astonishingly that’s R Ashwin talking about his Test match career last month in an interview to Wisden India Just imagine if the question had been about his ODI career He has been rotated out of the ODI team yet again now and though he has bagged a county contract his future as ODI player is definitely a mystery For a long while now starting from the captaincy of MS Dhoni he has often found himself jettisoned from the limited-over formats His record post-2015 World Cup isn’t flash — 17 wickets in 15 games at an average of 4058 at an economy rate of 56 and his performance in the final of Champions Trophy was a let-down but here is the thing: It’s too early to give up on Ashwin the ODI bowler The economy rate isn’t all that bad though it’s a definite slip down from 485 (from before the 2015 World Cup) and an average of 3193 But the team management doesn’t obviously think so They have their reasons — his recent record the need to try out the other options before the World Cup and it was Dhoni who made the first move Early January 2016 Dhoni dropped him after just two ODIs in Australia Ashwin managed to drag himself back into the team but hit a major obstacle in the T20 World Cup later that year when in a crucial semifinal against West Indies Dhoni didn’t even let him finish the quota of four overs Dhoni would say that it was due to the dew factor but Ashwin hadn’t taken it well In an press conference in the IPL which followed the World Cup he spluttered out his displeasure “It was very amusing For the first 12 balls I bowled I created a wicket-taking opportunity… I don’t know what he (Dhoni) said” Not bowling full quota was an occurrence even in IPL under Dhoni and it was getting increasingly clear that Ashwin wasn’t the go-to guy for the former captain Ashwin’s limited-over career hung on the new captain Kohli and perhaps it all came down to the Champions Trophy in England incidentally the venue of the next 50-over World Cup in couple of years’ time Prasad the chief selector has already spoken about how the Champions Trophy was “best thing” that happened as it was in England “That has really opened our mind in many aspects We know what our real strengths are” And by extension the weakness Ashwin wasn’t played in the initial couple of games but was roped in for the match against South Africa In his mind as he said in an interview he saw it as being called up for the big game He did well but in the subsequent matches against Sri Lanka and in the final against Pakistan he bled runs at 866 per over and 837 respectively Restricting act Not only wasn’t it performance expected from the lead spinner but the way he bowled came under criticism He had turned himself into a restricting act and that wasn’t how he became world’s leading Test match bowler It wasn’t a surprise to those who have watched him in the last couple of years On flat tracks generally seen in the ODIs he has not been the attacker he can be Undoubtedly the man who bowled so well in Australia in last World Cup hasn’t been the same This is where it gets tricky: Is it because of the way he has been treated by the captains that Ashwin has lost confidence in himself in ODIs and tried to mimic the role of Jadeja for instance The fall was captured by Shane Warne on air during that final “The captain and the bowler aren’t in sync” he said as he talked about how Kohli had a slip but Ashwin wasn’t attacking enoughOr has the way he performed resulted in his captains losing trust with him It’s a chicken-or-egg situation in some ways and whatever be the truth despite the rotational talk by the selectors there is certainly a question mark about the viability and longevity of Ashwin the ODI bowler If India aren’t careful it can affect the confidence of Ashwin the Test bowler too He would be playing more Tests in overseas conditions in the near future and if he doesn’t perform as well as he would like in the initial few games the pressure can ratchet up It’s one thing to slot cricketers into Test and ODI players and differentiate their specialties but the best results of that categorization comes when the players themselves view themselves thus or they have failed in one slot so much that the management makes that decision for them Self-awareness of their own skills or resignation to reality With Ashwin it isn’t clear whether either of the two situations have been reached yet But the management seems to be in the mood to move on Or that’s how it appears as of now For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raghavendra Rathore | Updated: November 13 2016 1:13 pm After India’s independence as his visibility as the country’s first Prime Minister became more prominent across the globe it seemed only appropriate to name the bandhgala after Nehru (Source: Express Archive) Top News Our most enduring image of Jawaharlal Nehru is of him dressed in a long bandhgala jacket There were occasions when he wore the half-sleeve jacket perhaps in the summers but on his trips abroad it was always the bandhgala coat Nehru however had never set out to be a style icon He simply kept up a look that was an epitome of Indian chic sophistication and above all comfortable for the culture that he was a part of and the climate of the land we live in Exploring the journey of the bandhgala and its inclusion in the hall of fame of fashion as the Nehru jacket is an interesting lore The “prince coat” as it was known before Nehru’s legacy has evolved from its patriarch the angarkha Inspired by Persian culture angarkha became a part of the wardrobe for many royal states With British imposition however the need to formalise this style found expression in a more tapered version — the achkan Worn with customised heirloom buttons and state jewellery the achkan became the preferred formal attire of the nobility to be worn at formal functions aristocratic gatherings and most importantly in the royal courts The states that leaned towards the Mughal ethos refrained from this adaptation and embraced a modified version namely the sherwani Hence the two looks the achkan and sherwani became a part of two separate universes visually and culturally segregating the two philosophies forever Over time the idea of wearing an achkan as a formal wear was replaced thanks to British sartorial influences Western jackets or suits gained more traction during leisure events or gatherings because of its comfort The successor — bandhgala — was more comfortable and easily manageable; it became universally acceptable as it synthesised charmingly with the British code of clothing while maintaining its Indian charm Worn by aristocratic polo players maharajas and young princes of various states at social gatherings around the world the bandhgala adopted a more fashionable version soon that came to be christened as the “prince coat” Still struggling to coin a name for this remarkable outfit people finally found in Nehru an apt model His style was extraordinary especially his trademark cap the rose and the pristine jacket worn with slim pants After India’s Independence as his visibility as the country’s first Prime Minister became more prominent across the globe it seemed only appropriate to name the bandhgala — both the jacket and the waistcoat — after Nehru (Nowadays retailers often choose to associate him with their new collections of waistcoats only and not the full-length bandhgala for reasons best known to them)The Nehru jacket had arrived on the global scene with chock-full of recognition as an iconic Indian silhouette After Nehru it was the turn of the politicians to embrace the Nehru jacket Soon it had entered the common man’s lexicon too The entry of polyester in ’60s-’70s enabled every man to own a bandhgala From adopting it as uniform in boarding schools such as Mayo College to creative adaptations by young designers the Nehru jacket made an impact on every aesthete However to maintain its originality our label Raghavendra Rathore for which the bandhgala is a trademark product set a mandate to preserve the original patterns by copyrighting them and ensuring that the heritage of the classic pattern is preserved and that we hold on to a piece of history What really defines the ultimate Nehru-style bandhgala There are a few simple rules: it must be handmade the cut and the fit must be prepared according to the client’s body to mould the shape of the chest as was the original pattern and lastly the technique of factoring comfort between the shoulders and the chest area must be complied This is the key that gives the jacket its tenacity and the distinctly masculine look both characteristics that India’s first prime minister had aplenty Raghavendra Rathore is a fashion designer For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The government will make a statement in the Lok Sabha on Thursday on the treatment meted out by Pakistan to the family members of Kulbhushan Jadhav External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday File image of Sushma Swaraj PTI During the Zero Hour members of various political parties including the Congress Shiv Sena Trinamool Congress and AIADMK strongly protested the way Jadhav’s family members were treated by Pakistan authorities when they had gone there to meet Jadhav who is languishing in a Pakistani prison Swaraj who was present in the House said a statement on the issue would be made on Thursday While strongly criticising the happenings Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge demanded that Jadhav should be brought back Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant also raised the issue and said India should not keep silent in the matter Describing Pakistan as "hypocritical" Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy said the incident should be criticised and demanded that Swaraj should speak on the issue Condemning the incident AIADMK M Thambidurai said asking a woman to remove her ‘mangal sutra’ is an insult to the country The meeting between Jadhav and his mother and wife took place on 25 December at the Pakistani foreign affairs ministry in Islamabad after repeated requests by India for family access Jadhav who was arrested in March was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying an accusation that India has dismissed as concocted On Tuesday India accused Pakistan of violating mutual understanding on Jadhav’s meeting with his family and said the Indian national appeared coerced and under considerable stress during the tightly-controlled interaction Pakistan went so far as to have the mangal sutra bangles and bindi of his mother and wife removed before they could meet him the external affairs ministry had said on Tuesday By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 5 2016 1:26 am The whale was stranded in 4-feet shallow water at Dapoli in Ratnagiri district Related News Three days after a 40-foot whale was rescued from the coast of Kolthare village at Dapoli in Ratnagiri district villages along the coast have been alerted to keep an eye out for the mammal that can wash ashore again The whale was stranded in 4-feet shallow water on February 1 and had been successfully released into the sea after a nine-hour rescue effort Those who were part of the rescue said the whale had a stomach infection which could have caused its disorientation bringing it so close to the shore “There is not much first-hand experience about what may happen to the whale once it is released into the sea after being stranded So we have alerted people who live on the coast the local fisheries department staff and others including fishermen to inform us if the mammal is spotted again” said Bhaskar Paul programme officer with the GIZ-funded Coastal and Marine Protected Area project implemented by the Mangrove Cell Mumbai Programme associates of the GIZ project along with a local NGO called Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra and forest guards were involved in the rescue Read |Maharashtra: 40-foot-long blue whale rescued off Dapolicoast On February 1 a volunteer assigned with tracking the nesting of turtles on the beach had spotted the whale struggling in shallow water on the coast He alerted the forest department and the programme officers of the GIZ project The whale was stuck in sand and the group first made an effort to keep it moist The team also summoned a veterinary doctor to the site who examined the whale and diagnosed that it might have been suffering from a stomach infection “The whale had no injuries but it may have been in pain since it was stuck in shallow water and could not even attempt to swim back It was given antibiotics and injections before we began making attempts to rescue it”said Abhinay Kelaskar the programme officer of the GIZ project in Ratnagiri who was present during the rescue Along with help from locals in Dapoli the first attempt was to push the whale into the sea which proved unsuccessful “We then called for two trawler boats and ropes were tugged gently on the whale’s sides With the help of the boats the whale was taken into the sea and released” Kelaskar said Last year the first live beaching case of a blue whale had occurred in Alibaug Despite the rescue effort that whale could not be saved Last week a 37-feet dead bryde’s whale had washed ashore which was buried without an autopsy Having learnt lessons from these the mangrove cell had come up with a protocol on specific roles of various departments in a situation like this N Vasudevan chief conservator of forests of the mangrove cell said that this was the first successful rescue operation of a whale in the state mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express AppWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: September 8 2011 1:27 am Related News The spectacle of high and mighty politicians in jail provokes a paradoxical response On the one handit provides reassurance that the Indian system of checks and balances still has enough bite in it Even if belatedhigh-profile chargesheets send a signal that it would be foolish to assume escaping the legal system is a preordained fact There is some relief that the wheels of justice are moving And the courts are getting the credit On the other handthese chargesheets and arrests pose a delicate challenge for the legitimacy of the Indian justice system The courts are using their legitimacy to jump-start stalled investigationshold the CBIs feet to the fire But this modus operandi poses a whole range of new institutional challenges that will need to be addressed Each high-profile case cash for votesmining2GGujarat riots has to be examined on its merits But the credibility of the justice system is delicately poised between four outcomes Which one will prevail The first outcome is the best: all major investigations and prosecutions are pursued meticulously and fairly Some will be successfulothers not But not only is the outcome fairit is seen to be fair The second outcome is that the initial flurry of chargesheets flounders in the way so many prosecutions in the past have; for a variety of technical reasons nothing eventually happens The crisis of the justice system deepens The third scenario is a mixed bag: some prosecutions are successfulothers are not But unlike in the first scenarioeach result is not convincing; so that confidence in the justice system remains mired in partisan politics The fourth scenario is in some ways the most disturbing: a lot of the current lot of politicians being chargesheeted do get fairly prosecuted This satiates the publics desire that someone must be held accountable But the prosecutions are not taken to their logical conclusion; the real beneficiaries and masterminds go scot-freewhile relatively more dispensable (or more disturbinglypolitically convenient) characters are fed to the judiciary In shortthe seeming success of prosecution provides the cover for the real perpetrators to be let off They sacrifice a few lambs and call it justice We should presume this All the accused are innocent until proven guilty This is the requirement of a fair justice system And secondthat the courts have no vested interest But here is the challenge Will well-intentioned courts be sufficient to ensure that we end up with outcome one Are there institutional reasons to think the courts are now running the risk of ending up with outcome four The crucial questions for scenarios two to four still depend on the CBI What does court monitoring of the CBI mean It can meanconstructivelythat the CBI is shielded from political pressure It can mean that the court can ask tough questions of the CBI And political responsibility needs to be fixed for the criticism courts have handed out to the CBI Politicians cannot claim to be representatives of the people and shirk all political responsibility for investigative agencies If Delhi Police were deliberately going slowsomeone needs to be held responsible But beyond that it is an illusion to think that the court can actually monitor the details of evidence-gathering The very nature of the asymmetry between the CBI and the courts puts the courts at a disadvantage Merely because you can ask truant agencies questions does not mean truant agencies cannot play tricks on you But here is the institutional danger In a context whereby its own accountsthe CBI cannot be trusteddoes court monitoring help or exacerbate the problem It helps in so far as it compels the CBI to produce something to satiate the court The court can also monitor meticulously whether there are any double standards in chargesheeting an area of considerable public concern But how can the court possibly monitor the full range of evidence This is purely institutional challengenot a question of motives The risk is this: precisely because of court monitoringthe imprimatur of legitimacy can be given to an investigation that is not fullcomplete or fair The risk of scenario four persists The courts past record of monitoring the CBI has not yielded dividends We have another institutional innovation that is instructive The court has been using an SIT in cases related to Gujarat While the SIT has raised enough questions about Narendra Modis political responsibilityit seems to have fallen short of making a legally prosecutable case So the court then appoints a distinguished amicus curiae to assess its own SIT The issue here is not guilt or innocence But the process is instructive: we create an institution to bypass an untrustworthy processand then that institution itself requires yet another layer of assessment The dilemma is this: due process and formalism have become a fig leaf for avoiding justice But tailoring process so that the outcome corresponds to our intuitions in a matter also runs risks Since the court is crafting processesit will have to avoid both dangers You have to sympathise with the court What can it do when state failure is so abject When politicians say? 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