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He’s just a grade A human.and the name of the donor pasted on it.s Technofest is on, This story of kidnapping appears to be an effort on their part to divert the attention of the police. According to VermaJhatav was caught selling adulterated diesel from his shop in Panki He had told the police that his son helped him in the business For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arundhathi Subramaniam | Published: July 29 2017 1:08 am When Mirrors are Windows: A View of AK Ramanujan’s Poetics by Guillermo Rodriguez Top News Title: When Mirrors are Windows: A View of AK Ramanujan’s Poetics Author: Guillermo Rodriguez Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 576 Price: Rs 1195 I am always wary of being told how to read a poet When it is a poet whose work I care for my resistance increases And so it was somewhat guardedly that I picked up this book on AK Ramanujan a writer towards whom I feel not mere admiration but gratitude and a very real kinship Every writer creates his own precursors wrote the Argentine poet Jorge Luis Borges For me AKR is a precursor for several reasons I have long enjoyed the philosophical restlessness the quiet self-deprecating irony the unobtrusive rigour of his poetry I recently revisited his translations of Nammalvar and was struck all over again by his alchemic ability to transform a 1000-year-old poet into our contemporary — urgent fearless hoarse with longing and naked greed AKR at such times becomes a precursor because as translator he uncovers for us an entire literary genealogy to which we can now claim allegiance More recently on re-reading poems like ‘Fear No Fall’ that moving evocation of the Tamil saint poet Arunagiri I have felt a growing curiosity about the intersections between AKR as poet-intellectual and as a translator of ecstatic mystical verse These later poems seem to offer glimpses of the poet as pilgrim one who values literary poise and precision but yearns also for the inspired self-forgetfulness of ‘possession’ What makes Rodriguez’s volume rewarding is the fact that he shares the wonder of discovering AKR Drawing on scholarly essays as well as AKR’s own private journals and unpublished work it adopts an approach that is ‘both context sensitive and reflexive’ formal and biographical academic and introspective allowing each category to interrogate and nourish the other And underlying this whole exercise is a passionate curiosity about AKR Through this multifocal lens we are offered fascinating access to the mind of the poet — chronically incapable of rigidity or narrowness hungry for places where beauty meets truth often fractured by self-doubt reluctant to rest content with easy victories and always deeply instinctively exploratory There is nothing schematic or critically legislative about this volume It constantly invites the reader to look beyond pat binaries: east-west akam-puram interior-exterior emotional-intellectual insider-outsider private-public mother tongue-father tongue little tradition-big tradition Nuancing each category it cautions us from reading AKR’s journey as that of the homesick exile rediscovering his Indian roots in a foreign land Instead it reminds us of the complexity and variety of his inheritance in India his ability to draw upon his Tamil and Kannada literary background without resorting to a chauvinist discourse and his stout refusal to see either the Western or the Indian as monolithic categories ‘Between’ becomes the operative word here It signifies an awareness of the hyphen as a tremendous possibility that allows for a condition of multiple citizenship Indeed Ramanujan wryly described himself as “the hyphen in Indo-American studies” The book is liberally peppered with interesting quotes In one Ramanujan calls himself “a multiple monolingual” In another: “It looks as if I live between things all the time — two (or more) languages two countries two disciplines” Or yet again: “The whole question of roots is not relevant to me… India is me and with me…” And again ‘It takes some time before you realise that there are limits your culture has placed on you Only they are not just limits They are also resources’ AKR’s image of his childhood home as a multi-tiered cultural abode (he imbibed Tamil from his mother Sanskrit and English from his father) is significant in its refusal to posit an immutable divide between inside and outside mother and father tongue: “[There was] a downstairs for the Tamil world an upstairs for the English and the Sanskrit and a terrace on top that was open to the sky… Each had a literature that was unlike the others…and it became the business of a lifetime for some of us to keep the dialogues and quarrels alive and to make something of them” There is no cultural machismo here — no impulse to celebrate akam over puram foundation over terrace Indeed how can there be when the terrace is always open to the wilderness of sky — always challenging any snug self-serving static identity aware of the tensions and ambiguities within each tradition forever inviting us to discovery The ideal book on AKR says Rodriguez would ‘have to be written by a multidisciplinary team comprising a cultural anthropologist a literary critic and theorist a specialist in modern Indian poetry in English and Kannada a Sanskritist a Dravidian literature expert a folklorist a linguist a translator and a poet’ Or he adds all of the above One sees his point It is a tall order And yet I suspect a vital key to understanding Ramanujan lies in seeing him foremost as a poet It is the poet’s capacity to revel in metaphor and slippage to distrust the rigidly ideological and doctrinaire to doubt deeply and yet stay open to mystery that I imagine made Ramanujan the inspired translator and scholar he was This then is the enduring contribution of this volume: the insight that it offers into inner workings of the mind of a remarkable writer-scholar his capacity to remain poised between identities to see their ruptures and continuities without giving in to the extremes of foaming parochialism or glib internationalism We rediscover Ramanujan as our culturally sophisticated contemporary — more fascinating and more urgently relevant to our lives than ever before Arundhathi Subramaniam is an award-winning poet and author For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: August 14 2010 9:22 am Related News So how much did Siddharth Anand stretch himself in directing Anjaana Anjaani To be preciseten months Anand was happy to wait for almost a year to get Ranbir’s dates Next up was Priyanka Chopra Mid way into the conversationAnand moves on to Aditya Chopra and Sajid Nadiadwala “Anjaana Anjaani is my best workbut I don’t claim that People who’ve seen the film say so” Sid quotes Wellit’s time we wake up to see just that The annual arrival of the new Siddharth Anand movie once prompted queues around the block at Cineworld cinemas in the UK and excited eager anticipation amongst the Indians living Anjaana Anjaani is sure to bring back all the above Here’s what the director has to say about the film and all related to it: The stretched effect Anjaana Anjaani is a far more mature work It is my best work and I don’t claim that People who’ve seen the film say that It’s a lot more involved and a lot more evolved It’s a little complicated Anjaana Anjaani doesn’t have trappings of a commercial pot boiler It’s a little different I’ve stretched this love story But I know that it is for the factthoroughly entertaining I’ve managed to entertain my audiences and also surprise them Working with Aditya Chopra For the past ten yearsI’ve worked with Aditya Chopra I’ve directed three films in the last four years The comfort of having someone like Aditya Chopra is huge It’s an umbrella and a cushion He is like a blanket I trust his judgement to the core While making my filmshe’d be there to sort out my misconceptions I would even trust and debate with him (laughs) Our relationship was like a bounce board It was back and forth Working with Sajid Nadiadwala This timeI wanted to see how I was capable of going wrong or right with Anjaana Anjaani Sajid Nadiadwala was gracious enough to let me make this film the way I wanted to make it There were no interruptions from his side He never told me what to add and what not to He spent a lot of money on whatever I wanted If I wanted to write something different to take the film to another levelI didn’t ask anybody I went with my judgement Shooting in India I shot Salaam Namaste in Melbourne At that point in timeit was a city never explored by Bollywood filmmakers For Ta Ra Rum Pumwe shot in North Carolina and for Bachna Ae Haseenowe shot in SwitzerlandRomeItaly Anjaana Anjaani we shot in San Francisco and Las Vegas A lot of my friends tell me that I shot in locations where I go for my vacations (laughs)Howeverfor my next projectI have written a script which is based in rural Indianot Mumbai or Delhi Once Anjaana Anjaani is releasedI intend to take it further Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir is a fuller actor I hope to tie him down for my next film tooI wish (laughs) He is a natural actor and that’s what makes him a perfect actor He doesn’t think before doing anything That’s why his Wake up Sid is different from an Ajab Prem … and Ajab Prem is different from a Raajneeti He doesn’t have any method It’s the best part to watch him act Priyanka Chopra It was great that she agreed to do Anjaana Anjaani I was a bit skeptical because of her available dates Now a daydates are difficult to get But we got Priyanka on board and the ride was smooth from thereon I kept waiting for Ranbir Kapoor since February 2009 for his dates too and got his in November 2009 I think a film is forever and if you have patiencethat same film will be talked about for a decade For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News The family looked for him at all the places where he could have gone,But some measures by the state government have yielded very good results. * During winter, we hope to 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the idea of saving money on the initial investment in a home,Once students left our schools after Class V,Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. “Whereas,0 aperture. few anticipated the CM’s masterstroke in getting the party to join his government. he formed instead the Nagaland Congress with six MLAs, He said,With a small income and already having two sonsit was not possible for us to bring up third child but when we came to know that the neighbourhood family had plans to throw their infant baby girlwe offered them to adopt the baby? If Greg Chappell says something,” the CBI judge said in the judgment.

The party will help mobilise support for approaching the higher courts, PPP chief Manpreet Badal said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: June 1 2017 5:47 pm Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File photo PTI) Related News Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday assured the victims of the Jewar case of prompt justice and directed the officials concerned to solve the case and take action against the culprits at the earliest Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday assured the victims of the Jewar case of prompt justice and directed the officials concerned to solve the case and take action against the culprits at the earliest The chief minister who met the victims of the Jewar case in Bulandshahr directed the officials to take strict action against the culprits so that no one could dare commit any such crime in the state again Adityanath said his government “will not compromise” on law-and-order adding that there was “no place for crime and criminals” in Uttar Pradesh Giving a patient hearing to the victims he assured them of prompt justice and all possible help Besides an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased Adityanath also announced assistance in education security and financial help to the women of the family The local MLA Dhirendra Singh who accompanied the victims told the chief minister that criminal activities were rampant around the Yamuna Expressway He said several incidents of loot and other crimes had taken place in the area in 2015 and 2016 but either FIRs were not filed or even if a complaint was lodged no proper investigation was carried out subsequently The shocking Jewar incident had occurred last week when eight members of a family were travelling to Bulandshahr to pay a visit to a relative at a hospital The women of the family had alleged that five persons raped them at gunpoint in a field off the Yamuna Expressway and one of the four men travelling with them was shot dead after he objected to the sexual assault For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Islamabad | Published: October 8 2017 12:25 am Pakistan which announced the death sentence on Jadhav on April 10 claims its security forces arrested him from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran Related News Pakistan has decided to recommend the appointment of former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as an ad-hoc judge to the International Court of Justice to hear the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav Officials said that names of Jillani and senior lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan were sent to the office of the Prime Minister for final approval “The Prime Minister after due consultations decided to appoint Jillani as an ad-hoc judge” government sources said Jillani was appointed as chief justice in December 2013 and remained at the post till his retirement on July 5 2014 He was among the judges who refused to take oath under of allegiance to former dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf after he imposed emergency on November 3 2007 Jillani was kept in illegal confinement by Musharraf Musharraf is currently facing a criminal case for illegally confining the judges The decision to appoint Jillani as an ad-hoc judge came as Pakistan started the process to file its plea in response to Indian memorial submitted with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on September 13 against the conviction of Jadhav The ICJ had asked Pakistan to submit its response or memorial by December 13 before the court could start further proceedings According to the Foreign Office sources Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali yesterday presided over a meeting of law experts and officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other departments concerned to discuss the line of arguments in the ICJ Meanwhile Ausaf told the Dawn that they have decided to hold weekly meetings in order to review the situation and “to finalise Islamabad’s point of view and convert it into an appropriate rejoinder to India’s allegations” He said they were in touch with relevant stakeholders including Khawar Qureshi who had pleaded Pakistan’s case at the initial stage to formalise a robust reply refuting all allegations levelled against Pakistan On Thursday the Pakistan Army said it is close to a decision on the mercy petition of Jadhav Pakistan which announced the death sentence on Jadhav on April 10 claims its security forces arrested him from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran However India maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy “Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mercy petition has come to the army chief There is a process everything goes through a process but I can assure that it is near finalisation and we will give you news about this very soon” army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said Jadhav has filed an appeal with the army chief to seek clemency which is still pending After India approached the ICJ a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case Jadhav’s sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in India India has warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the “premeditated murder” was carried out In its application India had also informed the ICJ that it learnt about the death sentence against Jadhav from a press release India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Indian Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government It also said that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran India has also handed over to Pakistan an appeal by Jadhav’s mother initiating a process to get his conviction overturned For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sofi Ahsan | Chandiagarh | Updated: September 2 2017 11:27 am Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (File) Related News The CBI investigation into two rape cases against Dera Sacha Sauda Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has revealed that a number of other sadhvis were subjected to similar sexual exploitation at the dera Most of these victims left the dera without any word The investigation according to the judgment a copy of which is with The Indian Express has stated that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sexually exploited these women at his ‘gufa‘ or cave in the dera where they were put on sentry duty Also rape was termed “maafi” (forgiveness) at the dera the two sadhvis who filed the rape cases against the Dera chief in which he has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail told the CBI For their part Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s counsel gave several contentions before the court to prove his innocence One of their pleas was that the Dera chief was “impotent” and “not medically and physically fit to have sex with anyone” Also read |Cops issue lookout notice against Dera chief’s daughter Honeypreet The CBI court rejected all these contentions Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh in the conviction order said: “Any statement of rape is an extremely humiliating experience for a woman and until she is a victim of sex crime she would not blame anyone but the real culprit” “Any follower much less the sadhvis who had been christened by the accused himself would be the last person in the world to level false allegations against such a person” the conviction order reads further The investigation has made other startling revelations After one of the two rape victims told the Dera chief that she would disclose his wrongdoings to her brother she was told “he (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh) will get him (the brother) shot and buried” It was also revealed during the investigation that after the rape victim got married in 2001 her brother came to her on July 1 2002 and told her that people from the Dera were threatening to eliminate his children and parents The brother was killed on July 10 allegedly by Dera men The CBI judge in the judgment has said the murder is a matter of separate trial and no comment is desirable at this stage?

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