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Related News The Baadshah of Bollywood, Also see| ? an infant in Ambedkarnagar, the claims have fallen flat in the last 48-hours.Reports suggest that most bonfires have been taken over by "VVIPs" and were being lit outside the bungalows of ministers political leaders and the who’s who in power Allegations by people and social groups have forced Lucknow mayor Sanyukta Bhatia to call for explanation from the city Commissioner on this bias in log wood distribution She has admitted that she has been getting calls of biased distribution of wood meant for bonfires at public places Sultanpur district remained the coldest in the past 24 hours with the mercury dipping to 28 degrees Celsius Lucknow shivered at three degrees Celsius Friday was incidentally the coldest day of the season as well The weatherman has predicted that the cold wave would not subside for the next few days and the temperatures were only likely to improve after 10 January Bahraich recorded 34 degrees Celsius Muzaffarnagar (49) Kanpur (42) Barabanki (34) while Varanasi Meerut and Lakhimpur Kheri were all at five degrees Celsius Pune: The police have arrested the driver of the water tanker which collided with a mini-bus on Pune-Ahmednagar road on Sunday killing seven persons Representational Image AFP All the deceased including two women were software professionals working with different IT firms in the city senior police inspector Sarjerao Patil said on Monday On Sunday evening six persons died on the spot and seven others were injured when the private mini bus in which the were travelling collided with the water tanker near Lonikan village about 40 kms from here One of the injured persons succumbed later at a hospital on Sunday night Patil said The victims were returning from a friend’s wedding in Ahmednagar district Patil said when the mini-bus reached near Lonikand the water tanker coming from the opposite direction veered of the road It then rammed into the road divider jumped on the other side of the road and collided with the mini-bus "It seems that the water tanker was being driven in rash and negligent manner The tanker driver apparently los control over the wheels following which the vehicle collide with the bus" he said The tanker also hit a car which was behind the bus he said The tanker driver Krushna Kitarwad (22) wa arrested in the early hours on Monday Patil said Kitarwad has been booked under IPC sections pertainin to rash and negligent driving and also under section 304 par II for offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under which the imprisonment may extend up to 10 years He has also been booked under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act the police officer said Sameer Gaikwad one of the bus passengers who sustained minor injuries in the accident said "We all are shocked We are yet to come to terms with the tragedy" Written by Jaideep Unudurti | Updated: September 10 2017 11:06 am A world apart: Brian Aldiss left behind a unique legacy (Source: Wikipedia) Related News Imagine a future A future so far that the earth has stopped spinning Like a clock wound down The sun covers the sky immobile In this tropical heat the plants have turned carnivorous The world has been colonised by a single banyan tree that has grown so large that it buries everything underneath its trans-continental canopy In this vegetable inferno the last remnants of humans fight all the monsters that Nature can put forth This was one of the worlds that Brian Aldiss made Aldiss who passed away last fortnight one day after his 92nd birthday was one of the titans of science fiction This sweltering future Earth was set out in his novel Hothouse published in 1962 Apocryphally the book did badly in the US as it was stocked in the horticulture section in bookstores there The boarding school I went to did have a huge banyan tree and I fondly hoped that it would over the next million years be the one that would cross and criss-cross the earth Perhaps a spark of this tropical fire came to Aldiss from his experiences fighting in India and Burma during World War II As a young soldier he was posted to Mhow in Madhya Pradesh In a YouTube interview earlier this year he recalled stopping to pick up a magazine at the Bombay railway station “a magazine called… India Cinema with lots of guys and girls on the cover and I thought this would be fun and I bought it I found that criticism in there was much harsher than any criticism you’d find in the English equivalent For instance they would say ‘Oh Mr Das Gupta this is a silly man — he’s bald Who wants him as a hero’ I’ve actually still got that somewhere; I always treasured it” Growing up in Vizag in the 1990s there were only a couple of bookstores which didn’t restrict themselves to engineering entrance guides or medical texts In such stores the shelves presented an unchanging picture New stock came in only rarely Unknown tides would deposit strange books on our shores A rare comic-book adaptation of the Elric of Melnibone series The novelisation of The Terminator movie Amidst such detritus was a monstrous tome Trillion Year Spree a survey of science fiction put together by Aldiss I’d just got past Isaac Asimov and the Doctor Who paperbacks This book was a map to continents I didn’t even know existed a book that described impossible books It also set out my next two decades which would be to find those books and read them Later thanks to a sale at the British Council library in Madras I was able to amass an Aldiss collection of my own The book that blew my mind was Aldiss’s experimental Report on Probability A Describing the plot is pointless it is set over the course of a single day in an English bungalow and features its occupant a Mr Mary and his wife Mr Mary is under surveillance from a trio of observers each of whom is himself under observation from the others For a book written in 1962 it retains its astonishingly inventive verve even today Aldiss was also capable of a peculiar humour His short story ‘Confluence’ features an 11-million-year old language on the planet Myrrin Words can start with a direct meaning for example ‘AB WE TEL MIN’ means “the sensation that one neither agrees nor disagrees with what is being said to one but that one simply wishes to depart from the presence of the speaker” Aldiss then introduces the wrinkle; the language is a combination of words and the posture taken up by the aliens Meanings are altered by the way an alien sits or stands so JILY JIP TUP could either indicate “a thinking machine that develops a stammer” or “the action of pulling up the trousers while running uphill” Similarly “LA YUN UN” could refer to all these possibilities; “A struggle in which not a word is spoken; the underside of an inaccessible boulder; or the part of one’s life unavailable to other people” Aldiss enjoys himself with such combinations like “KARNDOLI YON TOR” a “mystical state attained through inaction” or “a learned paper on the poetry of metal” Aldiss who started his career working in a bookstore can’t resist throwing in YUP PA “a book in which everything is understandable except the author’s purpose in writing it” My favourite is probably BAG RACK “Needless and offensive apologies” Christopher Priest who was a friend of Aldiss wrote after his passing “his work shines out as an example to us all a standard to strive to equal…his conversation was something to stay up all night for and his sense of fun was marvellous” Long after Aldiss is gone the worlds that he wrought shall remain Jaideep Unudurti is a writer in Hyderabad For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn demonetisation anniversary day Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has written an analysis of the global and Indian economic situation in The Financial Times The article is also a searing criticism of the note ban and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political and economic policies "The prime minister claimed his decision was aimed at wiping out corruption Twelve months on the only thing he has wiped out is confidence in our once booming economy" he has said in the article A file photo of Rahul Gandhi PTI Asserting that the step has wiped out 2 percent of the country’s GDP destroyed the informal labour sector and destroyed many SMEs Gandhi said: "It has ruined the lives of millions of hard-working Indians" He has also criticised the hasty implementation of goods and services tax (GST) terming the tax reform as bureaucratic and complex "It has devastated livelihoods creating a modern day "Licence Raj"" Gandhi has said in the FT article Gandhi’s analysis doesn’t just deal with India but the global situation and China’s dominance According to him the reasons for the rise of "elected autocrats such as Mr Modi" are two: the increased internet connectivity that is increasing transparency and destroying the institutions that were information silos and the dominance of China in the global job market Former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s analysis of demonetisation impact also points to the benefits that China got due to the move According to Singh demonetisation killed the small and medium businesses in India and the country had to increase imports from China to meet domestic demand This has created more jobs in China while India saw a sharp decrease in job creation Gandhi is taking off from this analysis to arrive at the biggest problem India is facing today According to him the challenge India and other democracies face today is to compete with China and at the same time maintain liberal values However Modi is fanning communal hatred cashing in on the anger created by joblessness and lack of economic opportunity Gandhi said "Anger might have brought Mr Modi to power but it will never create jobs or fix India’s institutions" he concludes Written by Ila Patnaik | Published: November 23 2011 3:36 am Related News The rupee has depreciated sharply in the last one week We are fortunate that unlike countries in the eurozone like Greece and Italywhich do not have the advantage of a flexible currencywe have one of the most important mechanisms of macroeconomic adjustment working in our favour Howeverthe adjustment can happen only if accompanied by other supporting policy changes The recent fall of the rupee has been unexpected Yetas the dollar gets stronger against other currenciesthis is not surprising As the eurozone crisis worsensand as the Italian debt problem deepensthe dollar may see a further strengthening due to a flight to safety Domestic Indian conditions particularly the high inflation ratethe rising current account deficit and the weakening investment climate have further added to the pressure on the rupee A major concern about the weakening of the rupee is that it will lead to an increase in prices of imported goods Howeverif the fall of the rupee is to be restricted to a one-time move in pricesrather than persistent inflationIndia would need to have a central bank with a clear mandate of price stability that could peg inflationary expectations Monetary policy would need to move away from conflicting objectives and be credible and consistent in its commitment to control prices It would need to move away from rate hikes in an ad-hoc manner to a new framework of accountability and communication This could help prevent the depreciation from resulting in persistently high inflation If the exchange rate appreciates when the economy is boomingand depreciates when it needs a boost in demandit provides a stabilisation mechanism for the economy Macroeconomic stabilisation policies like fiscal and monetary policy are often constrained by political pressuresas in India and the eurozone If the currency of a country can move freelyit can provide one of the most important sources of adjustment for the economy While countries in southern Europe are trapped in the euroa currency that cannot adjust according to the needs of the economydespite large current account deficitsIndia has the advantage of a currency that can help stabilise the current account deficit as well as boost demand for domestic products By making imports more expensive and exports more competitivea weaker rupee can help floundering demand The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as taken the correct policy stance to not intervene to support the rupee The size of the foreign exchange market is so large today that it would require sizeable intervention by the RBI to support the rupee Once the market observes that this is happeningthey would expect it to end when the RBI runs out of reservesand as a consequence everyone would want to buy dollars immediatelyweakening the rupee further sharply The RBIthereforecannot really prevent the rupee from depreciating Moreovereven if the RBI could have prevented rupee depreciationit would have been a bad policy option in the face of slowing GDP growth As depreciation makes imports more expensiveit reduces the attractiveness of importing and gives domestic production a boost by substituting domestic for foreign demand At the same timeas Chinese exports lose competitiveness due to a strong currencyIndian exports gain competitiveness When this is not happening by a policy of intervention in foreign exchange marketsbut is market drivenit does not have the difficulties related to intervention and its sterilisation A flexible exchange rate offers the Indian economy an automatic adjustment mechanism that is an important feature in the face of the expected slowdown in world trade and demand Exports are still likely to get hit by the slowdown but to the extent that the currency can help improve demandit will While many companies which have revenues in domestic rupeesbut are borrowing in dollarswill be hit by the weakening of the rupeethis is perhaps a good warning for the corporate sector Those who failed to take a possible currency depreciation into account were actually speculating on currency movements by assuming that the rupee would either remain the same or strengthen The policy of allowing higher currency flexibility by the RBI after 2008 has borne us well Todayonly a limited number of companies hold significant unhedged currency risk Howeverit has been seen in the past that when the volatility of the currency is low through RBI interventioncompanies start taking on currency risk If a large number of companies have such risk on their balance sheets then it can create a problem of systemic risk in the economy With international rates much lower than domestic ratesthe attractiveness of borrowing abroad should always be considered in the context of the currency risk this involves A sharp depreciation will bring this issue to the forefront in any borrowing decisions by companies A weaker rupee means that imports become more expensive This should reduce the demand for imports Ifhoweverdomestic prices of imported goodssuch as petroleum productsdo not move in line with a weaker rupeetheir demand will remain high and the automatic adjustment that could have happened would not At the same timeif the domestic price is not moving due to a subsidy by the governmentit would mean a higher subsidy bill and larger fiscal deficits With domestic inflation already highthere will be pressure on the government to increase the subsidy rather than to allow a pass-through of the depreciation to higher prices Not only would this worsen the already high fiscal deficitit would mean that since imports would not adjust downwardsthe current account deficit could rise So unless domestic oil prices are allowed to rise in response to a weaker rupeeIndia could end up with a twin deficit problem of higher fiscal and current account deficits The writer is a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 28 2015 12:10 am Related News PUNE Crime Branch has nabbed a 24-year-old woman who allegedly faked the kidnapping of her two-month-old son as she wanted to hand him over to her sister for adoption in return of money Since she was unsure if her husband would support the move she decided to spin the kidnapping story The woman a housewife had approached the Kothrud Police on Thursday afternoon with a shocking story of her son’s kidnapping by six men in broad daylight The police investigated her claims recovered the son and found out that he was handed over to her sister who took him to Aurangabad This revelation led to her arrest As per her initial claims the incident took place around 1230 pm near Krishna hospital on Paud Road where she was waiting for an autorickshaw after dropping her elder son to school “Six men in an Omni van came and stopped in front of us They asked me if the child is a girl or a boy Then they snatched away the child” the woman told police Several teams including anti-extortion cell from crime branch swung into action Deputy Commissioner of police (crime branch) PR Patil said “It was sensitive considering the way she narrated the incident However on interrogation our team found discrepancies in her statement” The woman who hails from Aurangabad married a contractor from Sutardara in Kothrud seven years ago They have three sons the youngest being two months old Her elder sister lives in Aurangabad and works with MIDC there She has two daughters and wanted a male child “Her elder sister offered Rs two lakhs for adopting her youngest child The accused feared that her husband would object to the adoption and fabricated the kidnapping story” said police On Thursday the woman had handed over the child to her sister at Shivajinagar ST stand around noon following which her sister left for Aurangabad The woman on her part approached the police with the kidnapping story For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: April 30 2016 2:10 pm Jason Sudeikis voices the character of Red in “The Angry Birds Movie” (Source: Reuters) Related News Many would suggest anger be shunned but Hollywood star Jason Sudeikis who has voiced the character Red in “The Angry Birds Movie” says if channeled in the right direction “letting out anger every now and then is a healthy” Connecting to anger in a “justified” manner can “actually manufacture change in the world” he added The star also has a word of caution for all his fans: “Don’t let it all the way out but just a little toot of it” As the name suggests “The Angry Birds Movie” explores the emotion through the film which hits the screens in India on May 27 in English Hindi and Tamil It will be distributed by Sony Pictures Sudeikis feels “anger and frustration within oneself is justifiable” “I personally feel that anger and frustration within oneself is justifiable understood and important feeling I think much like you see in the subways ‘see something say something’; the idea of being angry and being upset is an important one” Sudeikis told IANS in an email response He added: “We can connect to that and speak towards it there’s a better chance we can have participating in those conversationthat actually manufacture change in the world that we live in I think it’s important Letting out anger every now and then actually is a healthy thing Don’t hold it all the way in and don’t let it all the way out but a little toot of anger every now and then is a nice thing” Taking the basic structure of Rovio Entertainment’s mobile game of the same name the film brings the story of Red and his friends onto the silver screen in a hilarious manner In the game angry but cute little birds fight it out with pigs who have stolen their eggs In the film the birds will get angry they will seek revenge they will vow to save their world but with traces of comedy The film is supported by Josh Gad as speedy Chuck Danny McBride as the volatile Bomb Bill Hader as a pig Maya Rudolph as Matilda and Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle The “Horrible Bosses” fame actor Sudeikis also shared that the film helped him “put me in touch with my inner anger” He said: “There’s just a ton in my world that makes me really angry and ticked off My anger Bingo card is full I let out my anger with sarcasm I guess I got it from my dad” After starting his journey in Hollywood through improv comedy Sudeikis has carved a name for himself in the west as a comedian screenwriter and voice actor as well He has explored television as well as showbiz The small screen audience remember him for “30 Rock” “The Cleveland Show” and “Eastbound & Down” On the film front he is known for “We’re the Millers” “What Happens in Vegas” and “Horrible Bosses 2” Ask him whether he ever got the video game fever Sudeikis asserts that he plays the game but doesn’t obsess over it He said: “I have played the game but was not obsessed with it You can count me in one of the billion players but not one of the regulars I played the old version where you just throw birds at things” Explaining his character Sudeikis said: “At the beginning of the film he is the sole angry bird He sticks out for what seems like the wrong reasons at the beginning but it turns out that he might be on to something “But obviously the title is a bit of a spoiler because as it turns out there’s more than one angry bird And exactly how that happens is what we get to discover in the course of story” Other than “The Angry Birds Movie” Sudeikis also stars in “Mothers Day” which also features Julia Roberts Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 11 2015 4:33 pm Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza known for his hip-hop style of dancing believes that the increasing popularity of international dance forms in the country seems to be overshadowing the Indian dance culture Related News Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza known for his hip-hop style of dancing believes that the increasing popularity of international dance forms in the country seems to be overshadowing the Indian dance culture (Read:‘ABCD 2′ director Remo D’Souza wants to direct Hrithik Roshan in his ‘dream project’) When asked if it’s true that foreign dances are grabbing more eyeballs D’Souza told IANS: “Absolutely I have experienced it When I was doing a reality show and we did a week for Indian dance forms the TRP (television rating points) used to fall down and then the next week when we did full international dances the TRP went up up” (PHOTOS:‘ABCD 2′ couple Varun Dhawan Shraddha Kapoor dance along with Indore) D’Souza whose forthcoming film “ABCD 2” has as many as around 20 different types of dance styles like contemporary and street style forms including hip-hop says there’s a dire need to preserve the culture of Indian dance style “I think they (International dance forms) are doing extremely well and at the same time fear that we are losing our own… we have to tell people that ‘Hey guys this is our Indian culture keep watching it and support Indian dance forms’” D’Souza added Currently busy promoting “ABCD 2” a sequel to his 2013 dance-based film “ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance” the 43-year-old says “every Indian” should watch it He naturally has a lot of expectations from it as he has “made this film with a lot of passion” “I’m not expecting anything moneywise But I’m expecting that people should come and experience the film It is very close to my heart and every Indian should watch ‘ABCD2’” he said Share This Article Related Article The movie stars Varun Dhawan Shraddha Kapoor Prabhudheva and international dancer Lauren Gottlieb — all popular names as opposed to “ABCD” the cast of which was dominated by professional dancers Talking about how he chose his cast in both the films D’Souza said: “I wanted to make a dance film which I wanted to make with only dancers and I wanted to prove that these guys can also act and in the second one I wanted to prove that I can make actors also dance” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newsbut I declined. Then the rumours began of an eating disorder. Post-independence India has seen many communal and caste conflagrations that have heightened the fears of the weaker sections of society. The court further said that the case is one that would have ramifications on national security.

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