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2014 10:55 am Kendall said the US would continue with the initiative while looking for additional opportunities. according to its maker U.Parliament Street took place when protesters?led by senior leaders Randeep Surjewala Raj Babbar Jairam Ramesh and Youth Congress’s Amrinder Singh Raja Brar violated Section 144 which is imposed in the vicinity Eyewitnesses say the police action was disproportionate to the provocation The police used water cannons and resorted to lathi charge to disperse the agitators Dirty water from drains was also used in the police action All top leaders have been taken into custody and detained at Parliament Street police station Women protesters were also not spared Many of them were seen crying in pain The agitation turned ugly when Brar who had climbed a barricade somehow slipped and fell on the other side where police force was present in large numbers As he was trying to return he was surrounded by cops and “brutally beaten” When the protesters saw him bleeding they clashed with the police While the cops justify their action saying that the agitators did not respect the barricading and trying to break it to go ahead which they “cannot allow” the agitators call the use of force “politically motivated” and an attempt to “curb the legitimate voices” Representational image PTI At present the situation is under control and use of water cannons has been stopped Reacting strongly on the use of force on the party workers and farmers Surjewala told Firstpost “It has exposed the Modi government’s anti-farmers’ stand We won’t allow the government to go ahead with the black law Both the Congress and farmers will win” he said Pledging to continue the fight against the amendments Ramesh said “We will keep fighting against the proposed bill in and outside Parliament The government will have to withdraw it” Expressing surprise at the government’s move to “do away” with the consent clause in the bill he said “We are completely against the amendments In (proposed) law farmers don’t have the right to take decision regarding their own land Even if I take a mere pen from you I will ask you Then how come a farmer for whom land is his mother is being asked to hand it over to someone else (without consent)” Adding that the use of “lathis won’t shake the determination of his party as well as farmers an injured Brar said “I want to tell the government that do whatever you can We are not afraid of your lathis; it cannot shake our determination We won’t allow your (the Centre’s) highhandedness” “We will fight and win” he added When asked where is Congress vice president Rahul who was supposed to lead the struggle he said “The fight has been initiated by him and we will take it forward We are his soldiers” On Friday The Indian Express provided Jaipur’s pinkness as a "parallel" to Mamata Banerjee’s plan in motion to have Kolkata painted blue The newspaper did no justice to the cause by printing a black and white picture of the freshly painted blueness of facades in her constituency The web edition shows it is actually an intermittent use of blue and green The blue is strong the green a shade most seen on mosques And the combination’s aesthetics such that an outburst an "yuck" The justification for blue is also derived from the blue used to paint facades in Jodhpur which however is a gentler aqua blue Jodhpur’s blue is like the shade white washers of yore managed by adding Robin Blue to chuna that is limeWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee AFP Mamata Didi is scant concerned about the coffers of the civic body depleting this fiscal by offering an exemption from payment of the house tax Imagine if the CPM had acted similarly and had Kolkata painted red Such strong colours play on the psyche of the people especially when it becomes universal across a city But I digress My point is about Jaipur is called a pink city It is pink if pink is a shade of terracotta which it is not To start with Jaipur had no pink anywhere when Sawai Jai Singh built the country’s first planned city and founded it in 1727 He had wanted it to be distinct and wanted to mimic the red sandstone construction which was unavailable in his territory Jai Singh opted for a terracotta layer as paint over the outer lime sheath of his buildings To provide the marble inlay impression lime was used and polished and lo and behold he had his make-believe walls A walk through the City Palace also reveals that the flooring has the same effect Artisans polished the lime mortar to give the marble-like effect Terracotta brownish-red is like burnt earth In Hindi it is garoo even geroo But when you see pink counter posed against this brownish-red for most of the past century the difference is as it should be noticeable Much like there is between the blue and green in Didi’s Bhabanipur you see on The Indian Express web edition What one sees in Jaipur is both the terracotta and the pink It is what I had seen in the 1980s and again in five years ago It is on the exterior side The Jaipur Municipal Corporation takes care of the wall the residents within their home and shop facades The latter is voluntary trying to hang on to the tradition Yaduendra Sahai then the curator of the Sawai Mansingh II City Palace Museum and a historian had explained when I interviewed him for Frontline in 1986 unravelled the choice of terracotta That it was available close to the city being built helped bring them on donkeys These are best sensed in the palaces where try as you might the pink would be missing and also on public buildings which transformed the city into a harmony achieved by controlling the colour and architecture Jaipur’s walled city shows you the faade control much like the buildings skirting Mumbai’s Horniman Circle Yes over time the shades changed on public buildings probably dependent on the officials’ the contractors’ understanding of what the true shade was used originally The set of images of the Hawa Mahal shows the differing shades It is also perhaps because garooor geroo may not be used Chemical paints may be the cause In the 19th century Ram Singh II tried different colours for different streets charged the citizens for the costs incurred but soon reverted to garoo Unimpressed by the result he switched back to terracotta in Sahai’s words to make the residents feel they were members of ‘one community’ despite the castes in them But how did the ‘pink’ stick to such an extent that one can’t think of Jaipur without adding that colour to it Again I revert to Sahai A British journalist accompanying the Prince and Princess of Wales to Jaipur in 1905 and 1906 mistakenly described it pink by mistake And that stuck The pink one most often sees is the shade in which candy floss comes The fluffy item is enticing because it is a colour that stands alone in a medley of colours If it were to be universal the shade could be suffocating though this can be dismissed as a subjective perspective True Rajasthan has a certain bleakness of terrain conferring a hardship outsiders may not easily fathom and the clothes the women wear and the turbans the men don are the effort to bring some colour to their lives But that does not make the entire space overpoweringly monochromatic like Jaipur’s present pink That’s why Sahai had called the British journalist’s choice of words “pink city” a “cultural vandalism” which has harmed it Pink has stuck Though Jodhpur is occasionally mentioned as the Blue City no one seems to know the reason why blue is seen An unverified view is Brahmins painted their places to identify their community Will blue stick in Kolkata By: Editorial | Published: August 22 2016 12:02 am Top News India’s Olympic nightmare was threatening to stretch into day 13 of the Rio Games when Sakshi Malik rallied to beat the clock and her Kyrgyz rival in women’s wrestling to give the country its first medal — a bronze Two days later shuttler PV Sindhu climbed one podium step higher Together these two women players spared India the ignominy of returning empty-handed from the Olympics despite having sent its largest contingent ever — 117 athletes — to the Games While a total disaster has been averted the prevailing sentiment seems to be that the Games have been a failure from India’s perspective falling well short of the six medals it had won four years ago in London It’s a difficult pill to swallow for a country that is becoming very conscious of its international image And while the Olympics medal tally isn’t quite the Human Development Index it gets far more publicity and consequently becomes a trigger for chest-thumping — or self-flagellation But here is the thing: If London is the benchmark — and admittedly it’s a modest one for a country of 125 billion — India hasn’t fared too badly Agreed it got only a fraction of those medals but its elite athletes were in contention The women’s archery team came very close; Abhinav Bindra went down to the eventual silver-medalist in a one-shot shoot-off by a whisker; Jitu Rai was there and thereabouts; Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lost the mixed doubles bronze medal match in tennis; Dipa Karmakar was pushed off the podium by the world’s best; the men’s hockey team showed tremendous improvement and even defeated the eventual gold medalists Argentina; Saina Nehwal was done in by an untimely injury; and in the 74kg freestyle wrestling the inept federation denied India a sure-shot medal In their core events the Indians didn’t just participate they competed There is no reason therefore to not believe that India will better it in Tokyo in four years’ time But to rub shoulders with the traditional Olympic powerhouses the country needs a strong long-term vision and sufficient funds While money has been spent on the athletes in the run-up to Rio a big chunk of it was released only in the last eight months This ad-hocism has to go Moreover it’s imperative to invest at the grassroots It’s instructive that shuttler Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi come from cities — Hyderabad and Rohtak — which have a culture sound infrastructure and coaching facilities for their respective sports Then comes patience: Both Sindhu and Sakshi started out in 2004 It took 12 years for those medals to materialise So Rio was virtually on par with London not for the statistically minded but certainly for optimists However in four years from now a similar performance would bring on pessimism Consistency over 12 years is called stagnation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Wali Ahmad | New Delhi | Updated: August 2 2016 12:54 pm Anandiben Patel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Archives) Top News With Assembly elections just a year away Anandiben Patel on Monday resigned as Chief Minister of Gujarat Her decision came as the state has seen mass protests over the flogging of a Dalit family by a so-called cow vigilante group for skinning a cow During a rally on Sunday the Dalit community had put the BJP-led government on notice saying they will teach the party a lesson in the elections next year Anandiben’s resignation bears an uncanny resemblance to circumstances which led to then chief minister Keshubhai Patel’s exit as CM in 2001 Like her Keshubhai was under severe pressure and facing criticism after the BJP lost by-elections to the Sabarkanta Lok Sabha and Sabarmati Assembly seats There was already a lot of simmering frustration against him and the BJP government in the state following its handling of the devastating 2001 earthquake in the state Also read | Anandiben Patel resigns as Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai was the BJP heavyweight until then But the party decided to make then general secretary Narendra Modi the new chief minister of the state which was going to polls the next year And the rest as they say is history Elections were held in the shadow of the 2002 Gujarat riots in a highly polarised environment Modi handed BJP a victory and established himself as the powerful leader of the party He went on to repeat the same feat twice in the subsequent elections After the 2012 elections and his ‘record of delivering good governance’ in the state Modi grew his stature in the party and was announced the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections In 2001 Keshubhai’s resignation was Modi’s gain Watch | Anandiben Patel Resigns As Gujarat Chief Minister Now that Anandiben Patel has resigned with elections to the Assembly scheduled for next year the party is once again facing the same crisis of looking for a new face Though the 2002 riots did help Modi electorally 2016 is a different scenario altogether The state government is facing charges of inept handling of the Dalit protests which has claimed many lives Earlier the Patidar agitation had brought the state government to its knees forcing it to announce a quota for the Patidar community Hardik Patel the young leader of the Patidars has issued open threat to the BJP When he was released from jail recently thousands turned up to greet him Also read | AAP’s popularity in Gujarat forced Anandiben Patel to quit: Arvind Kejriwal Even as the party was assessing the damage after the Patidar agitation the protests against the recent Dalit atrocities swept over the state and even spilled over to Uttar Pradesh where it has another election to fight And those who are behind these attacks are believed to be people from the saffron brigade only Whoever takes charge in Gujarat the task is cut out for him/her The BJP held sway in the state for many years but let’s face it Modi has left really large shoes for someone to fill For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Suhas Palshikar | Published: November 22 2013 3:42 am Related News Will Modi effect a fundamental shift in democratic politics As the battle for the next parliament becomes more and more intensespeculation about what shape Narendra Modis leadership will take and what effect it will have on Indias democratic politics appears to be taking centre stage Yet we seem to have less and less patience to examine what effect the Modi phenomenon will have on the middle ground of our politics Modi himself has been sending out varied and complicated signals on this His penchant for aggressively uncharitable criticism of opponents seems to reinforce the image of an uncompromising fighter This may endear him to his followersbut others may be worried: such an image leaves little room for self-correction Modis rather unconvincing flirtation with the Muslim constituency and his sudden popularity among some Muslim clerics border on cynicism rather than a change of heart This then produces the impression that his brand of majoritarian nationalism might prove to be a burden for Indias democracy In contrastthere is the hope that Indias democratic resilience will take care of Modis excesses After allthe BJP was tamed by the compulsions of electoral politics (and coalition strategy) in the mid-1990s So it is quite probable that even if the BJP manages to come back to power via the coalition routeeither Modi will not become the leader of the new dispensation or if he doeshe will be shackled by the compulsions of realpolitik Does that mean that the danger will be averted To answer this questionwe need to define what danger we are talking about Are we worried only or mainly about the person called Modi Or are we talking about the sensibilities that Modi represents It is the latter that should concern us Modi may try to become an Atal Bihari Vajpayee He may not actually attain power at Delhibut what we are witnessing currently is nothing but an extension of a larger project that was inaugurated in the late-1980s That project is about shifting or redefining the middle ground of Indias democratic politics If that happens thenModi or no Modia fundamental shift might be accomplished The Ram Janmabhoomi agitation may have petered outbut it certainly unleashed political sensibilities that were new to the then prevailing middle ground Reimagining the idea of nationhoodpositing a majoritarian political community as the basis of democracy and privileging religio-cultural assertion as democratic expression characterised the new middle ground Truethe BJP had to rein in the VHP and the Bajrang Dal; it had to put the temple building agenda on the backburner (along with the Uniform Civil Code and the abrogation of Article 370); LK Advani could not become the prime minister But there is no denying the fact that the vocabulary of politics changed Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav have been dexterous in articulating the message that they are the good Hindus NowNitish Kumar has announced his intention to build a grand temple for Ram Congress leaderstooare busy telling voters how much time they spend on poojas and prayers Thuseveryonewhile criticising the BJPs Hindutvahas acquiesced to a rhetoric of competitive majoritarian appeasement The national political ethos has become more Hindu (in religious terms) than ever The debate now is about who the good Hindu isand as Hinduswho patronises non-Hindus more Such shifts in the middle ground are hard to recover from Indira Gandhi had also changed the middle ground and brought about the political culture of sycophancy and deinstitutionalisation She was humbled in the elections of 1977 but the middle ground did not change because of that defeat The Congress remained as leader-centric as she had made it The bureaucracytoodid not recover from the habits of personalised loyalties Much of the institutional disorder can be traced back to those years Moreoverthe longing for strong political leadership remained as an unsatisfied craving of the Indian citizenproducing local and regional variants of authoritarianism even as such leadership was awaited at the national level A plebiscitary trait became ingrained in electoral politics Representative liberal democracy requires and presupposes a certain middle ground in order for it to be successful in delivering welfare while ensuring fairdemocratic competition Unlike many other countriesIndias democracy functioned relatively smoothly because we could evolve a hospitable middle ground Elsewherein the UK and the US for instancewe witnessed the erosion of the welfare dimension of democracy when the middle ground was dramatically transformed Margaret Thatcher in the UK or Ronald Reagan in the US forced their opponents to agree to an image makeover But beyond imagethere is also a change in the content of politics and the policy alternatives offered The New Labour in the UK represented that aspect of the shift in the middle ground Nearer homein Sri Lankawe are currently seeing a systematic attempt to redefine the middle ground as hard ethnic nationalismat the expense of liberal democratic practice In Indiain the case of Indira Gandhi and now in the case of Modithe democratic dimension is the target of the shift in the middle ground Just as Indira Gandhi did not fully abandon democracythe Modi variant of Hindutva politics will not abandon democracy Indira Gandhi mixed democracy with personal authoritarianism Modi and Hindutva politics intend to mix democracy with an anti-diversity majoritarianism Part of this has already been achieved by the BJP in the past quarter of a century The generation that witnessedas youngstersthe Ram Janmabhoomi agitation would certainly be less respectful of diversity and religious tolerance Or take the issue of competitive occupation of public spaces for religious purposes Post the 1993 Mumbai riotsthe Hindu claim to public spacesnot just in Mumbai but in many other citiesfor routine displays of religiosity the monthly chaturthisfor instance has been accepted not only by the state but also by the public in general Though there are other contributing factorsHindutva has popularised the public expression of religiosity as a legitimate political actionalmost as if it were natural to democratic politics It is this penetration of the collective conscience that augments the shifts in the middle ground While taming Modiwill Indias democracy become a tame affair Will the middle ground of Indias democracy change beyond recognition The author teaches political science at the University of Pune [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: February 16 2017 4:03 pm Jolly LLB had Arshad Warsi in lead He is replaced by superstar Akshay Kumar in the film’s sequel Jolly LLB 2 Related News While Jolly LLB had Arshad Warsi in lead the actor was replaced by superstar Akshay Kumar in the sequel At a red carpet event in Mumbai last night when Arshad Warsi was asked to comment on the fact that Akshay is playing the lead in Jolly LLB 2 the actor said “Why are you touching my weak point Just kidding It’s not like that I’ll tell you honestly and I have said it a lot of times I am a very lethargic person During Bigg Boss I didn’t want to do anything further than that and Jolly LLB was a coincidence And as I said earlier I am very happy that Akshay is doing it Akshay and I talk a lot and I think he has done a damn good job I am really happy and I really hope that the film does well” He also added “I haven’t watched it yet I am busy promoting Irada (Warsi’s drama thriller slated to release this year)” when asked whether he has watched the film himself WATCH VIDEO | Arshad Warsi: My Beliefs Are Different I Am Not a Greedy Person Vanity Is Not My Virtue Jolly LLB actor Arshad Warsi had earlier said that he was supposed to be featured in the second installment of Jolly LLB too but then the makers wanted a ‘bigger star’ which the found in Akshay Kumar While Arshad has maintained a friendly demeanour in this situation Akshay Kumar is also heaping praise on Warsi He recently thanked Arshad Warsi for showing him the way for doing Jolly LLB 2 and that he hopes for this film to be as successful as the first installment For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Rajkumar Gupta?local girl Rabiya Gill had an interesting roller coaster round shooting a gross 75 despite getting six birdies in the round and finished second to Vani Kapoor. Lanka Condoles Sri Lankan Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike also expressed deep shock over the deaths of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family. like that of Justice V R Krishna Iyer, is not party to the February ceasefire. ek tarah se aatmvishwas ki kami darshata hai. Modi only has speed of talking.

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