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She’s the best. Without this connection life remains pleasant for Indian business houses. Parul has stepped in, The excitement is palpable on her face. results showed after most ballots had been counted from Sunday polls. and announce our full preparedness to stand united.. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Updated: September 7, People like the fact that I am a spontaneous actor and that works in my favour, will have yoga and meditation sessions.

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The new corporate middle class has little patience with the politics of dignity and identity that are for better or worse central to Indian politics For themthe state is about providing services for which they pay with their tax money Representation and social justice have little meaning Consequentlythey have contempt for electoral politics and politicians and are deaf to the two biggest criticisms of the Jan Lokpal Bill: that the movement is unrepresentativeand that an all-powerful Lokpal might endanger democratic rights This troubling mix of disdain for Parliament coupled with an authoritarian streak harks back to what some critics felt was middle class support for the 1975-77 Emergency These are some concerns over the new corporate middle class shaping the Anna Hazare movement But three caveats are necessary First: corporate involvement in the anti-corruption movement has politicised a number of well-off Indians whose words carry weight Early this yeareven before Hazares April fastprominent industrialists Keshub MahindraJamshyd GodrejAnu Agaand Azim Premji wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singhpressing for an anti-corruption ombudsman SecondIndia Shining is only one component of the Anna Hazare movement Others include lawyers whosince the 1980shave allied with an activist Supreme Court in influencing policy It is telling that three of the five civil society representatives on Lokpal drafting committee were lawyers FinallyAnna Hazare has captured the imagination of more than just the urban middle class; it would be unfair to reduce the entire movement to the interests of a single group Yetthe peculiar demands and methods of the Jan Lokpal movement owe much to the vision of the new corporate middle class In the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terror attackthe corporate middle class swarmed Gateway of Indiacursing politicians and vowing revenge That protest ended as swiftly as it began In the Lok Sabha elections held just five months aftervoter turnout in south Mumbai was a measly 40 per cent The more sustained activism over the Lokpal Bill is heartening Indias new corporate middleloud and self-righteousis also learning and growing These are qualities that make for robust civil society But it remains to be seen if their Singapore-style vision of efficient government can make space for the complexities that social change in India requires The writer is at the department of politicsPrinceton University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm on Sunday with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move even as the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision Salman who is playing the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film ‘Sultan’ was named goodwill ambassador by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturdayin the presence of star woman boxer M C Mary Kom hockey captain Sardar Singh and shooter Apurvi Chandela among others The position itself is unprecedented and IOA’s decision to pick Salman for it left the sporting fraternity divided with London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar and the legendary Milkha Singh leading the criticism Bollywood actor Salman Khan with boxer MC Mary Kom PTI The IOA however stood firm on its decision to name Salman and said it would rope in more icons from music and cricket to motivate the Rio-bound athletes "We are very happy and thankful on Salman’s offer to support Olympic Sports in this country This association is only a gesture and does not include any monetary consideration" IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta said in a statement ".our key objective of bringing him on board is to draw maximum attention from the masses due to which there will be more eyeballs and viewership which will eventually result in popularising Olympic sports in the country We may appoint more icons from other walks of life like music cricket art culture and Olympic sports etc "Mr Salman Khan is only being appointed from the Bollywood segment and we are in talks with two other big names in music and cricket We are more than willing to have as many icons including the likes of Ms Anju Bobby George and Ms PT Usha who have the capacity and capability to popularise Olympic sports in the country" he added Earlier Yogeshwar said Salman has done nothing to merit such an appointment "Everybody has the right to promote movies in India but Olympics is not a place to promote films" Yogeshwar tweeted in Hindi "Can anyone tell me what is the role of goodwill ambassador Why are you fooling the public" he added The 33-year-old Yogeshwar felt a sportsperson would have been more apt for the position "Sportspersons like PT Usha and Milkha Singh strived hard for the nation during difficult times But what has this ambassador done in sports "What will happen by the appointment of an ambassador If you had to do this drama then why not appoint a sportsperson" he asked "The country needs medals not sponsors" Milkha too felt that the IOA has taken a wrong decision and should reconsider the move "India has produced so many sportspersons who have given their sweat and blood for the country like PT Usha Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Ajit Pal and so many others One of these could have been made a goodwill ambassador What was the need to import a person from Bollywood" he asked Milkha who won gold in 1958 and 1962 Asian Games said the fact that no Indian sportsperson had been picked up as ambassador saddened him "I want to make it clear that I am not against Salman Khan but the decision of the IOA is wrong and the Government should intervene in the matter This is for the first time I am seeing a Bollywood hero being made goodwill ambassador for Olympics I want to ask has Bollywood ever made any sportsperson an ambassador for any of their mega event" he said "I want that the decision to name Salman Khan as ambassador should be revised" he said The sentiment was echoed by the likes of former hockey star Dhanraj Pillay "I would like to see a sportsperson as brand ambassador We have legendary players such as Milkha Singh P T Usha Abhinav Bindra No doubt Salman is one of the best faces of Bollywood and whatever he says sells But in sports I feel sportsperson should be ambassador" Pillay said However Sardar and Mary Kom felt that the Bollywood celebrity’s mass appeal will help raise awareness about Olympic sports ahead of the Games in Rio de Janeiro in August "Salman has a huge fan base He has good views on sports and it’s a good thing for Indian sports that he has come on board A lot of people are getting connected to Olympic sports because of him (But) People are entitled to their views I respect their opinion" Sardar said "It hasn’t happened before it’s a good thing for the athletes It’s good for us to have a brand ambassador like him" opined Mary Kom a bronze-medallist from the 2012 London Olympics India’s first and only individual Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra also backed the IOA’s decision "Dear @BeingSalmanKhan am sure you will use your tremendous goodwill to help Indian Olympic Sport and Olympic athletes in their pursuit towards excellence "Congratulations on being appointed ambassador of the Indian Olympic Team An absolute honour which comes with great responsibility" the ace marksman said in a series of tweets Commonwealth Games gold-medallist discus thrower Krishna Poonia said although an athlete would have been a better choice Salman’s popularity is undeniable "There is no dearth of athletes in our country There is P T Usha Sachin Tendulkar so many who have done us proud The public however loves filmstars and probably it was thought that it would help popularise Olympic sports I wish all the luck in his new role" Poonia said By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: September 3 2015 7:51 pm Soha Ali Khan-starrer ’31st October’ her first film post marriage may release alongside her husband actor Kunal Kemmu’s ‘Guddu Ki Gun’ on October 30 She says she is “not scared” of their box office “clash” Related News Actress Soha Ali Khan-starrer “31st October” her first film post marriage may release alongside her husband actor Kunal Kemmu’s “Guddu Ki Gun” on October 30 She says she is “not scared” of their box office “clash” “I think it will be exciting We have been married for six months we need some excitement The producers have decided that they are going to release it (around that time) October 31 is a sensible time to release our film because it’s called ‘31st October’ and Friday (October 30) is close to that date” Soha told IANS “I’m not scared by him (Kunal) or ‘Guddu Ki Gun’ I think that there is enough appetite in the industry for both films and they are very different in genre” she said While “Guddu Ki Gun” is a comedy film “31st October” is a historical drama based on the aftermath of the 1984 riots Share This Article Related Article Soha who has starred in “Rang De Basanti” “Mumbai Meri Jaan” and “Midnight’s Children” will be seen playing a “strong female protagonist” in “31st October” “The film is about a family on the night of the Indira Gandhi assassination and the Sikh riots that followed in Delhi The woman’s role in the film is very primitive” she said Asked why she doesn’t prefer to work in commercial films the 36-year-old said: “I haven’t kept myself away from commercial cinema I have no agenda It’s not that I want to do only art films or I don’t want to do commercial films “I just want to be a part of interesting films and for me the box office success doesn’t matter Now when Hindi film industry has become a 100 percent business and no longer an art unfortunately it does matter” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 22 2016 12:03 pm “‘Aligarh’ was a very challenging film for me because it was fragile and different It was very difficult to capture the loneliness and state of mind of Ramchandra Siras” he added Related News Actor Manoj Bajpayee who is receiving wider acclaim for portraying the character of a gay professor in his forthcoming film “Aligarh” says that doing the film was very challenging for him ‘Aligarh’ is a film based on the real life incident of Dr Srinivas Ramchandra Siras who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation Talking about the character Manoj who plays the protagonist in the film told reporters: “It’s most challenging film because I have never done such a character before” I don’t have money to fly down to USA and spend a month looking for an agent in West: Manoj Bajpayee “‘Aligarh’ was a very challenging film for me because it was fragile and different It was very difficult to capture the loneliness and state of mind of Ramchandra Siras” he added Read: My family doesn’t judge me: Manoj Bajpayee on playing gay character The film which is scheduled to release on February 26 is directed by Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkumar Rao will be seen playing a journalist in it Revealing more about the film Manoj said: “The script the character his life which went unnoticed are a few points which grabbed my attention I realised that its a great script and character and if I do it well it will be an amazing milestone in my career I feel that one will see many more films like ‘Aligarh’ coming up in days to come” See Photos: Manoj Bajpayee Rajkummar Rao watch Aligarh after promotions For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Devendra Pandey | Indore | Updated: October 10 2016 8:27 am Ajinkya Rahane has scored hundreds in all countries he has played barring South Africa (Source: PTI) Top News IT was a routine evening call for Pravin Amre from Ajinkya Rahane post Day One of Indore Test Rahane was unbeaten on 79 runs after surviving the challenge of being hit on the ribs tested with bouncers struck on the helmet and subjected to frequent probing by the New Zealand pacers “Double pace aahe wicket la’ (The pitch has double pace) Rahane told Amre ‘Tu faqt ube rah runs yetil (You just stay at the wicket runs will come)” Amre told Rahane in reply “His preparation has helped him a lot” Amre told The Indian Express “Look he got out by trying to pull in Kolkata so he must have decided not to play the pull shot He was ready to take those blows on his chest Teams have started to plan for him Look how he reacted to it It was the best batting I have seen from him in recent times” Amre says Amre is pleased with the way the Mumbai boy has progressed in the last few years Rahane has scored hundreds in all countries he has played barring South Africa He says the time has come when the Mumbai boy has started to find solutions on his own But these runs are a culmination of behind-the-scene hard work hours spent at the gymnasium and uncompromising work ethics especially regarding training He seldom compromised and gave unnecessary off-days to his body Even two days before his marriage he walked into Mumbai’s BKC ground for long sessions A day after he returned from the US where India played two T20s against the West Indies many of his teammates were busy in commercial commitments but Rahane called Amre for an indoor session Amre recalls asking him about jet-leg “I slept at 6 am and woke up at 12 am but as the New Zealand series is round the corner I went ahead with my practice session I never like to compromise with my session–bus aadat ban gayi hai” he had said then He also ensures that media or other commercial engagements don’t collide with practice sessions With heavy rains in Mumbai he couldn’t get enough practice sessions But like Sachin Tendulkar Rahane too plans his preparations looking at which team and where the series will be held At the Brabourne Stadium a turner was prepared and Rahane ensured that in limited time he adjusted to sharp turn and uneven bounce which he will encounter in the long home season Rahane was unlucky to miss out on his first double ton but his approach was the standout point of his batting Amre points out how aggressive he was despite facing those tough situations He played his drives which is an essential part of his run-making and he even struck three sixes on the first day In the presence of a superstar like Virat Kohli who likes to express himself it’s natural that a soft-spoken Rahane might go under the radar Rahane has never shown his aggression outwardly but his mentor Amre says one has to go deep within his heart to see it “What is aggression The one which people see from the eyes I have seen Rahane’s resilience in his eyes A bowler get hurts more when a batsman doesn’t reply to any sledge but instead quietly outplays by scoring runs That is the moment one earns respect too and Rahane is heading towards it” he adds Rahane rates this innings highly He confides that sometimes batsman do struggle from shot ball or outside-the-off stump ball and start thinking about technique He feels one should not think too much about technique The key is how you handle your mind during those situations “I was struggling but I feel there is no shame in struggling if you are playing Test cricket Time and situation keep changing When you are struggling you might be getting beaten getting hit on the helmet or in the TV you might be looking akward” he says The more you struggle the more enjoyable the hundred becomes he says “ Once you struggle and then you go on to score hundred that is a different feeling Today I realized that you can’t score every hundred in 130-140 balls Sometimes you have to spend more time at the crease face 200-230 balls” Rahane explains Nothing has come easy for Rahane He had to wait for a long time but like some predators who are adept in waiting Rahane has pounced on the opportunities that have come in his way For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pooja Khati | Updated: April 12 2016 12:41 am A still from the film Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum Related News More than a month after Nida Fazli well-known Urdu poet dialogue writer and lyricist breathed his last director Pankaj Butalia paid tribute to the veteran through the screening of the documentary Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum at India Habitat Centre in Delhi last week Chronicling the life and times of Fazli the 2014 film is laced with anecdotes and traces his journey from Gwalior to Mumbai Here the 66-year-old filmmaker talks about his first meeting with the poet and making of the documentary Share This Article Related Article When did you first come across the works of Nida Fazli and what prompted you to make the documentary Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum I came across his works somewhere around 2009-2010 I had heard him speak at a couple of book launches and liked his ability to shift from talking about an ordinary thing to poetry and bring relevance to that moment To me that is a sign of somebody who actually thinks in poetic images all the time I tried to find someone who could fund a documentary on him Also I had to convince him I was lucky that the Films Division had started a new scheme They wanted outside producers so they supported the film If you could talk a bit about the making of the documentary I landed in Mumbai in July 2013 and started shooting with him He was very tense and stiff Then I travelled with him to Burhanpur for a talk this was when he opened up a little When we entered his house in Gwalior his whole attitude changed he started talking about his childhood his mother his family I felt I had a core to the film I also shot with him when he came to Delhi with Salman Akhtar to visit Ghalib’s tomb What work of his did you enjoy the most Also what aspect of his personality have you tried to capture in the documentary The poems I have used in the documentary are my favourite They talk about alienation in the city the impersonal space For instance the poem Abhi Abhi jo tumko dakhel kar gaya hai usko bura na socho — he meant you can’t think bad of someone who has knocked you down because he is part of a structure a city in which everybody is rushing His exterior was tough but he wanted to project it that way Then there is this inner softness which is completely at variance He had the ability to convert anything from daily life into poetry The documentary does not talk about his career in Bollywood Bollywood poses a problem Every time you want to use a footage they want huge royalty For the Jagjit Singh song I asked HMV which is now SaRe GaMa to give me an excerpt from the original They asked for Rs 12 lakh which is more than the budget of the film What are the other projects you are working on I am working on a film on Delhi-based artist Vivan Sundaram I am also working on a small film on two boys in Nizamuddin basti who are from very poor families but who desire to become rock stars; they are composing their own music For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Heard to believe The rumour mill has taken over since the Delhi University administration and the protesting teachers? Related News It will be different battle for onscreen Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani as he takes on the King of Bollywood, He also grabbed two honorary awards, Directed by Nitya Mehra, Police said Rao called Devakar to meet him and Nimisha near Badamdi-baug Wednesday morning where the two entered into an altercation and Milin allegedly slit Devakar’s throat with a sharp weapon.

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