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The writer is president,Public Health Foundation ofIndia Views are personal express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: May 23 2014 11:57 pm Related News United by their disappointing performance in the Lok Sabha election Bihar’s big rival parties the JD(U) and the RJD have drawn closer The RJD’s Lalu Prasad has expressed unconditional support to the JD(U) under its new chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi ahead of the trust vote in the assembly On the face of it this looks a replay of a 20-year-old confrontation a coming together of old Janata parivar forces to resist “the communal challenge” of the new and improved BJP With the RJD’s 21 MLAs backing the JD(U)’s 117 the state government is assured of a comfortable majority More far-reaching benefits in terms of vote banks though are not so easy to guarantee Even if a JD(U)-RJD alliance were to materialise it would be less than the sum of its parts Both had worked on winning social combinations; Lalu used to have the support of the Muslim population along with his core constituency of Yadavs while Nitish Kumar has worked out his own combination with Mahadalits (a set of 21 Scheduled Castes) and EBCs hoping to skim off OBCs upper castes and Muslims as well But this election is a reminder than winning requires more than a mechanical soldering together of votebanks which are themselves becoming less predictable with the new aspirational vote that prioritises education employment health social benefits and infrastructure rather than group calculation It will now take a new political imagination not just social arithmetic to pull off a victory There will be hurdles in the way Nitish after all pitched himself as the anti-Lalu someone who would redeem Bihar from the misgovernance corruption and insecurity of previous regimes His appeal waned in his second term only as memories of the Lalu years grew dim and his administration began to be measured against his own dramatic successes For Nitish to ally with the RJD then will require a willing suspension of judgement by his voters Lalu too will have to introspect on why he has been so comprehensively bested first by Nitish and now by Narendra Modi With the assembly election coming up next year both parties will have to think beyond mathematical tinkering and rework their politics first For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: August 21 2017 8:44 am Happy Birthday Barun Sobti: The lead character of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was not the quintessential hero material but overnight it became a sensation Related News In 2011 straight out of a Mills and Boons novel Arnav Singh Raizada entered the lives of many young girls The lead character of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was not the quintessential hero material but overnight it became a sensation And thus began the journey of stardom for Barun Sobti The actor debuted on the small screen with Shraddha after being persuaded by close friend and actor Karan Wahi Little did he know what fate had in store for him After a cameo in Dill Mill Gayye Barun bagged the lead in Baat Humari Pakki Hai which got him accolades from all quarters But only after he bagged Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon that the actor’s life turned around Soon projects from Bollywood came calling After signing Main Aur Mr Right Barun quit his show which resulted in a national calamity Disappointed fans around the world who call themselves Sobtians went berserk signing petitions and trying everything to stop him But having decided his new calling Barun kept focussing on Bollywood and signed other movies like 22 Yards Satara Ko Shaadi Hai and Tu Hai Mera Sunday (which will release on October 6) After a romantic web-series Tanhaiyaan Barun finally made a comeback to TV earlier this year with the season three of his iconic show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon As the actor turns 33 today we have hunt down some interesting facts about him that you would love to read Bad at taking compliments As an actor Barun is bound to be showered by compliments wherever he goes but he maintains that he is really bad at taking compliments Barun in his various interviews has mentioned that he has no words to respond to compliments by fans and ends up only smiling at them People tend to take him as arrogant or thankless but he just feels too overwhelmed Mobbed at his brother’s wedding Barun never realized he had become so popular and only when he started getting recognition wherever he went did he understand the impact of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon At one of his brother’s wedding he was completely mobbed with people requesting him to take pictures He doesn’t like refusing people or giving out a bad impression and thus had to happily oblige Loved the unpredictability of Arnav Though quite dark the character of Arnav definitely became a sensation with girls swooning over him But for Barun he loved the unpredictability of Arnav His favourite scene in the show is when he drops Khushi (Sanaya Irani) down from his first-floor office According to him that’s what not is expected from a typical hero Super fun on sets Unlike the image that’s portrayed of Barun he is a fun guy He is quite talkative and a live wire on the sets Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon got him great friends in Sanaya Akshay Dogra Abhaas Mehta Daljiet Kaur and Karan Godwani When Karan had joined the team Barun and the others played a prank by telling him that Abhaas is gay The poor guy would run away whenever he saw Abhaas in the vicinity Even his current co-star Shivani Tomar speaks highly of him and the way he helps her in the scenes Worked like crazy balancing TV and films Barun and his Iss Pyaar Ko… producer Gul Khan shot for a heartwarming video interview bringing out the real facts about his exit from the show The actor mentioned that while he was shuffling between his show and films he worked like a maniac In the 92 days schedule he did 145 shifts in total Barun mentioned that once he was almost in tears with all the hardship Doesn’t like comparing Arnav and Advay From the time the season 3 has launched people have been comparing Arnav and Advay But for Barun he believes that they are attempting something different and building a new character He wants fans to accept Advay without comparing him with Arnav Likes being lazy Though both Arnav and Advay are close to his heart he loves Advay’s looks more because of the beard Being a self-proclaimed lazy he is relieved that he doesn’t have to worry about shaving every day Bold on the web The superstar on television Barun surprised all by his bold avatar on the web Be it playing the flamboyant flirt Haider in Tanhaiyaan to going shirtless in the short film Dry Dreams he definitely has more of Barun up on his sleeves No to social media For years Barun stayed away from social media saying that he feels he lacks the ability to handle it Though he debuted on Twitter in 2014 he is hardly active and indulges in it only when he is out promoting his new projects Believes in being prepared As an actor Barun is highly lauded by people who work with him for his commitment and hard work The actor too believes in being prepared to play any part He studies the screenplay dialogues and character details again and again to sink into his role He also researches about his characters to justify his part and make it look more convincing Happy Birthday Barun Sobti For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by CS Venkiteswaran | New Delhi | Published: March 5 2017 12:00 am Rima Kallingal in 22 Female Kottayam; Sharada’s femme fatale act in Yakshi was a stand-out performance; director of 22 Female Kottayam Aashiq Abu Related News The history of Malayalam cinema begins with a ghastly act of misogyny that too against its first heroine PK Rosy who played the role of the heroine in Vigathakumaran (1928) the first Malayalam silent movie directed by JC Daniel was a Dalit woman from Thiruvananthapuram Immediately after the initial screenings of the film Rosy was hounded out of the city by moral goons for daring to act in a film that too with a kissing scene to boot The upper caste males couldn’t take such audacity and Rosy was chased away from her hometown According to historians she escaped with a lorry driver and lived in Nagercoil for the rest of her life never to come back to the city or to cinema When one looks back at the last nine decades of Malayalam cinema since Vigathakumaran this incident seems to assume originary significance for it encapsulates the life-world of and gender life in Malayalam cinema both as an industry and as visual narratives Malayalam cinema like every other film industry was never an arena where women were treated with the dignity and respect or equal pay and status The whole moral brunt of cinema being branded as “low vulgar” art was borne solely by women If at all they had a relatively significant presence in the narratives of the post-Independence era it radically shrunk in the next decades with them inexorably ending up as “item” girls or gullible and adulating fans of the male hero They were always objects of male desire and lust bodies to be used and abused to be fought for and won as trophies The despairing recurrence of suicides of actresses during the last decades like that of Vijayashree Shobha Rani Padmini Silk Smitha etc itself tells the relentless story of humiliation and oppression of inexpressible energy turning into violence directed inwards The recent incident of a major actress being molested by stalkers from within the industry takes this tragic saga to yet another level This is an instance of overt abuse and violence the perpetrators did not take too much effort to hide their identities which means they were obviously emboldened by previous experience of “guaranteed silence” following such acts This dastardly act hints at a very organised crime network within a thoroughly unorganised film industry network that is mired in unending crises — generated by umpteen unions and organisations endlessly fighting each other and shamelessly succumbing to the hyper-inflated superstar egos and their narrow interests It is interesting to see the changing contours of female roles in the industry and the narratives the dream factory churned out It was in the 1950s that Malayalam cinema was coming into its own as an industry and art form In the decades that followed one saw full-bodied mature women such as Miss Kumari Padmini Sheela Sarada and KR Vijaya as heroines who played against actors of matching age like Thikurissi Sathyan Prem Nazir and Madhu The stories they played out were about the crumbling feudal system an agrarian economy in shambles all set against splintering joint families The velocities of urbanisation gathering momentum accompanied by the rise of socialist-communist ideologies were beacons of hope and liberation that placed women along with men in their rebellion against the status quo and dreams of a brave new world free of caste and class divisions The space and status occupied by these women were no less than that of their male counterparts rubbing shoulders in their agony and struggles More from the world of Entertainment: But the film narratives of the 1970s and ’80s told a different story — the Gulf migration brought in new synergies of a money order economy and at the political front it was an age of disillusionment against Nehruvian ideals and of protest It inaugurated the so-called era of angry young men in Indian cinema This period also witnessed the emergence of new wave cinema across the country which introduced an array of down-to-earth heroes and heroines who looked and acted young and had a rustic charm to them But at the centre of most of these narratives was the young male desperado who came from urban centre or small cities and was educated unemployed and raring to challenge the system As the family was the epicentre of its world mother figures remained central to many of these narratives (Mere pas Maa hai was the final revenge and also the enviable trophy) These young male heroes fought and rebelled against their patriarchal fathers and often sought refuge in their mothers or lovers In Malayalam cinema young faces like Sobha Shubha Seema Jalaja etc entered the scene and they were romantic like the heroines of the earlier decades but more vulnerable and dependent One could seldom expect a defiant self-reliant woman — like the one in Kallichellamma (1969; director P Bhaskaran) or an alluring femme fatale — as in Yakshi (1968; director KS Sethumadhavan) or a Kalika (1980; director Balachandra Menon) from among them A still from Yakshi Looking back KG George’s Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback (Lekha’s Death A Flashback 1983) remains one of those rare films that dared to take a heart-wrenching and introspective look at the predicament of female artists in the Indian film industry It is the story of a girl and her ambitious family from a remote Kerala village migrating to the tinsel town of Madras in pursuit of her dream of becoming a star The film presents their humiliating journey through a male-dominated film world full of predators and stalkers for whom women are mere bodies to be used and abused to appease their lust or weave their dreams Though Lekha eventually manages to rise above the rest to achieve star status the moment she dares to be herself and attempts to pursue her own desires and dreams her world crumbles pushing her to self-annihilation Though many people from the film fraternity criticised the film for laying bare its ugly misogynistic side no lessons were learned from it nor has there been any significant change in the representation or status of women as is evident from the films of the next decades Another interesting indicator of man-woman power dynamics within the narratives and the film industry could be the changing age ratio between the hero and the heroine through the decades — especially between 1970s and the first decade of the 21st century when a crop of new male heroes entered the scene During those decades two superstars of Malayalam cinema went on playing the hero ad nauseum with only their female counterparts changing If they started with heroines who were just below their age the heroines’ age remained the same during the next decades while the male stars pretended and played youngsters Forced to treat the superstars as the fixed centre the scriptwriters and directors had to mould narratives to accommodate the age difference This pairing of aging stars with new adolescent girls also marked the male-female relationship within the narratives: if the women who paired with them earlier were equals in one sense or another now they were just adulating fans or add-ons to glamorise the hero’s superhuman exploits The post-liberalisation era of the 1990s saw these female figures becoming more and more marginal to the lives and struggles of the heroes; women were victims to be protected avenged or saved or lovers who magnified and glorified the existential agonies or idealist adventures of the hero Even mother roles which used to have a predominant presence began to disappear from the scene turning the screen into an exclusive male empire A senior actress in Malayalam cinema who played mother roles for decades recently observed “These new-gen heroes don’t they have mothers grandmas and sisters” A still from 22 Female Kottayam One among the self-proclaimed new gen films that took the issue of female desire and agency in all its poignant seriousness was 22 Female Kottayam (2012; director Ashiq Abu) The heroine who is a nurse is cheated on by her boyfriend and she bobbitts him in the end to get even In a way this film was a desperate cry from within the misogynistic fortress that Malayalam cinema has been and is This is most paradoxical in a state like Kerala which boasts of the highest female literacy rate and gender ratio and where women occupy predominant space in all walks of life Also read: Kerala actress’s molestation: Rivalry angle seen police probe role of people from film industry If the reactions of the film industry to the recent incident were an indicator there is no reason for hope They were ambivalent if not ambiguous; starting with early personal responses conveying a sense of shock they soon “matured” into collective responses that were more anxious about protecting the privacy and status of male stars than agonising over the dignity and rights of the actress in question The misogynistic narratives of cinema effortlessly transformed into the narrative misogyny of these reactions Unless this incident triggers the industry into serious soul-searching it will end up as yet another episode in the series of scandals that seem to keep Kerala’s media and public sphere alive and kicking CS Venkiteswaran is a filmmaker and a National Award-winning critic For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 30 2012 3:08 am Top News Rallyist from ChandigarhPanchkula and Mohali performed well at the recently concluded SJOBA (St John’s Old Boys Association) Rallythe 25th edition of the event Winning the top honours in the TSD (time-speed-distance) format were Sunish Kumar and his navigatorDhiraj Arora Sunish is a contractor and a resident of Sector 21 in Panchkula Aroraowner of Trenz Fashion Jewellery storessaid rallying is his passionaway from the shimmer and bling at work “We were able to complete the rally with a cumulative timing way ahead of other competitors What made our win special was that we were up against some of the best navigators of south India Every competitive leg required different set of skills to finishand we came up tops” he said The winner’s crown in the Xtreme category went to Manali’s Suresh Ranaa champion marathon rallyist whom few have been able to take on Chandigarh rallyist Harpreet Bawawho has won titles in the Xtreme category at various motorsport eventsranked third in the SJOBA rally The participants in the rally had driven up to Kotiahead of Shimla for the eventand back to the city Gulpreet Aulakh and his wife Nidhiresidents of Sector 21ranked third in the TSD category at the rally Gulpreetwho is otherwise an Xtreme rallyistsaid he found it tough driving within the speed limit for the TSD format “Having my wife as the navigator helped Every time I tended to speed upshe threatened to throw the roadbook out of the window and leave me to cope on my own” he laughed Nidhi Aulakh admitted that she was now brushing up her navigating skills The couple had ranked fifth at the same event last year For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 14 2012 3:54 am Related News Two persons were arrested by Unit 11 of Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday and 16 firearms and 25 rounds of live ammunition seized from them The weapons were meant for a city-based gangcops said HC rejects Tarun Shahs plea The Bombay HC has refused film financier Bharat Shahs secretary Tarun Shahs plea that his propertyauctioned by a trial court during the time he was absconding in a MCOCA case for alleged links with the underworld be restored or else another flat be given to him in the same area He had surrendered in 2004and acquitted in 2010 The court cited a delay in the plea and asked him to move the relevant court Gangster booked for extortion Gangster D K Rao was booked in an extortion case by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday Raonow in judicial custody and lodged at Navi Mumbais Taloja Jailis likely to be remanded in police custody on Saturday 4 held for robbery Four wanted in theft and robbery cases were nabbed by Unit 6 of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Friday Police said the arrested had about 12 cases registered against them For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 18 2013 1:02 am Related News The government is developing a personal safety device which could be used to trigger alarm and send signals to pre-identified phone numbers in case of emergency We have roped in IIT-Delhi and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)Thiruvananthapuramfor this project? Published Date: Jul 30,“Did you see what happened in Turkey? Umut Ozcan showed that the brain, There — under the tutelage of Alagarsami Vadhiyar of Sivagangai — he received his first formal training lessons in parai.

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