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The World Bank will also provide a parallel USD 25 million technical assistance to build the capacity of select states in implementing community-led behavioural change programmes targeting social norms to help ensure widespread usage of toilets by rural households. sources said.assistant engineer of BMC? Fatty liver, The University told the court in 2012 that it is open to conducting polls.

he said,it becomes the first responder in this area in case of disasters. “The woman and her paramour are employed with the Delhi Police, He has also sought disciplinary action against those officials who had assaulted him. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 17, But a young girl died of suffocation, Gaikwad said Guardian Minister Ajit PawarMinister of State for Home Affairs Ramesh BagweMunicipal Commissioner Mahesh ZagadeDistrict Collector Chandrakant DalviRPI leader Ramdas AthavaleMLAs Ramesh Wanjale and Madhuri Misal visited the slums For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Devapriya Roy | Published: December 10 2016 12:17 am Things to Leave Behind Top News Name: Things to Leave Behind Author: Namita Gokhale Publication: Penguin Random House India Pages:320 Price: Rs 499 In Things to Leave Behind often considered the final volume of her Himalayan trilogy (following A Himalayan Love Story and Book of Shadows) Namita Gokhale recreates seven decades in the life of colonial Kumaon (set roughly between 1842 when the British get their first glimpse of Naina Devi’s lake the “Nainee Tal” and 1910 when the exploits of Aurobindo Ghosh begin to change the vocabulary of the nationalist movement) The novel is recounted mostly through the prism of an extended Kumaoni Brahmin family the Pants-Upretys-Joshis linked by marriage and complicated genealogies and maps their encounters with “modernity” and its supposed agents the British Like in all successful novels the power of its backdrop and historical veracity recede somewhat in favour of its characters While the entire cast of characters is quite remarkable at the heart of the novel sits “the incomparable Tilottama” — eccentric dominating powerful — painstakingly teaching herself to read and write having happily outsourced her young albino daughter to relatives and her surveyor husband to his mistress She is a true original in Indian Writing in English Tilottama grows up in a traditional house in Burra Bazaar the native part of Naineetal Her uncle and aunt adopt her after her widowed artist-mother drowns herself and at 19 — very late by the standards of the time — she is married to Nain Chand Joshi He is a new Indian of sorts unwitting half-spy employed in the Great Trigonometric Survey of India and he spends his life mapping accurately the South Asian landmass for the British to conduct their looting more professionally We follow the parallel fortunes of the family of the famous Ayurved Vaidya Jeewan Chandra Pant whose nephew Jayesh is to eventually marry Deoki Tilottama and Nain’s daughter although he is deeply in love with Rosemary Boden the daughter of an American missionary This supremely transgressive love affair draws Jayesh out of the comforts of his religion and caste identity into a strange new world Deoki follows suit In the Introduction to his magnificent new book An Era of Darkness Shashi Tharoor reflects upon the phenomenal reach of his Oxford speech the genesis of the book and concludes that “the fact that my speech struck such a chord with so many listeners suggested that what I considered basic was unfamiliar to many perhaps most educated Indians They reacted as if I had opened their eyes instead of merely reiterating what they had already known” It is precisely this reason that also makes Gokhale’s work an important book in the context of reexamining our past Things to Leave Behind captures the horrors of colonialism through meticulous research but alongside the big drama (of say the unethical British takeover of the lands around the Nainee lake from the locals or the battles of 1857) it recreates through the inner worlds of women a time and place made luminous in its wealth of minor details: rituals food memory songs books and newspapers the gently disseminating influences of mavericks as diverse as Babu Ram Chandra Chatterjie (daring hot air balloonist) Charles Darwin Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (who unveiled a flying machine on Chowpatty) and the Frenchman Emile Moreau (who co-founded AHWheeler and Co Railway Book Stores) And yet having internalised the steps traversed by colonial and post-colonial novels over the last 200 years Things to Leave Behind finds a unique Indian voice That is its defining feature Drawing from both family and racial memory the structure hearkens more to the Indian oral tradition where ghosts daakinis and churails and family scandals and caste cruelties co-exist with big ideas and philosophy Indeed the traditional realistic form of Things to Leave Behind reminded me of Ashapurna Devi’s Pratham Pratishruti and Subarnalata and Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s autobiographies If I have a complaint it is only this Towards the final chapters the author perhaps becomes a little impatient of the characters and so the ending which appears suddenly leaves one underwhelmed Things To Leave Behind is a perfect winter afternoon read as 2016 comes to a close and 2017 beckons with its unique historical momentum the seventieth year of Indian independence Devapriya Roy is a Delhi-based writer For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Patna | Published: September 5 2011 6:13 pm Related News Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said his government wants to have a strong and effective Lokayukta and proposes to bring a bill in this regard in the Winter Session of the state Assembly “We want to have a strong and effective Lokayukta… We have bold intentions for the purpose and bring the chief minister within the ambit of Lokayukta in the bill proposed to be brought during the Winter Session of the state Assembly” Kumar told reporters “But according to the debate held in Parliamentviews have been expressed for bringing Lokayukta within the purview of Lokpalcitizen charterbesides the public servants in thelower level” he said The Chief Minister said the Standing Parliamentary Committee was looking into these subjects “The state government has prepared itself about Lokayukta… we are making our own legislation… we have discussed the matter with various people and elicited their views on the issue of strong Lokayukta” Kumar said “But we will also have to see if there have been provisions for bringing the Lokayuktas of states within the purview of Lokpal in case the Parliament approves the bill” he said “If the Parliamentary committee will seek our views on the issue of Lokayuktaswe will respond” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Published: July 8 2011 6:23 pm Related News Director: Mohit Suri Cast: Emraan HashmiJaqueline FernandezSulagna PanigrahiPrashant NarayananSudhanshu Pandey Indian Express Ratings: ** ‘Murder 2’ checks all the boxes of an Emraan Hashmi-Mohit Suri-Vishesh Films production Hashmi as the rebel-with-a-pucker Tick Lots of hot chickslots of butt-and-bosomlots of sleazelots of spurting blood Tick Counterpointed by a virginalfresh-faced young miss Tick One soulful ditty that keeps the music track busyalso to tell us that Hashmi is really this nice fellow who needs rescuing from his bad childhood Tickticktick What makes the flick a tad less standard procedure is the taut first halfwhich doesnt let you move from the seatfollowed by a muddledtoo-long second For a thrillerthats almost as good as kissing the film good-bye But what will keep Murder 2 in our memories is its thoroughly deranged villainwho dicessliceschops and carves his victims with an interesting choice of weaponand relishes every second of his gory rampage through the film Arjun (Hashmi) is an ex-copwhos now on the other sideconducting dodgy operations for dodgy types I do all kinds of bad thingsbut I dont deal in girlssays henaturallyto a pimp Some working girls have disappearedand the pimp is a worried manbecause his business is being affected Upon being shown a healthy wad of pink notesArjun swings into actionchasing down the latest missing girl (Panigrahi) when he is not burning it up with his lady-love (Fernandez)and throwing about sundry suspects in the shape of an apparently addled ‘moorti-maker (Narayanan) Hashmi gets to do what he does bestglowering at the menbedding the ladiesand towards the endgoing head to head with the bad guy His shoulder-length curls continue to distract as he goes through the film with his usual smart one-liners containing equal amounts of bluster and fluster Fernandez has endless legs and lustrous locksand is model-ready when it comes to taking her clothes off ; shes also tried emoting a little herewith not altogether salutary results The cops who are meant to be tracking down the serial killer are shown to be aimless and stupidand a sequence starring an alleged shrink should be up for the most laughable episode of the year At this point we can safely tell you that the film appears heavily inspired by a Korean thriller which has practically the same plot But then borrowing seems to be such a Vishesh Films speciality that it almost doesnt bear mentioning ‘Murder 2’ should keep Hashmi fans in business It should also be the triumphant coming of Narayanan to Bollywood centre-stage : this is an actor we should be seeing muchmuch more of [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 18 2017 8:02 pm Anuk Arudpragasam receiving the DSC Prize 2017 trophy Top News Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam won the prestigiousDSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017for his debut novel The Story of a Brief Marriageat theDhaka Lit Fest on Saturday Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Minister of Finance of Bangladesh presented the award to Arudpragasam at the Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium at the Bangla Academy in Dhaka Arudpragasam’s book faced a tough competition from books like Anjali Joseph’s The Living Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day Karan Mahajan’s The Association of Small Bombs and and Stephen Alter’s In the Jungles of the Night The festival was attended by writers publishers and literary enthusiasts from across the globe The price was judged by a diverse and distinguished five member jury panel comprising eminent figures drawn from the international literary fraternity who have worked in or around South Asian literature and issues The US $25000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature which was instituted by Surina Narula and Manhad Narula in 2010 is one of the most prestigious international literary awards specifically focused on South Asian writing ALSO READ:The Story of a Brief Marriage book review Speaking on the occasion Ritu Menon on behalf of the jury said“The jury met and discussed the shortlisted novels in detail As all the shortlisted novels had considerable strengths and remarkable literary quality deciding the winner was not an easy task However the jury agreed that Anuk Arudpragasam was the best possible choice for his outstanding novel The Story of a Brief Marriage The novel is impressive for its intensity and rich detail and for exploring the tragic heart of war with such quiet eloquence It is also a testament to the redemptive power of love and to the human spirit’s capacity for hope” Now in its 7th year the DSC Prize has been successful in bringing South Asian writing to a larger global audience through rewarding and showcasing the achievements of the authors writing about this region For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News She was 13.thin layers and wait, ALSO READ |?but no foreign contact or foreign connection has been found, he added A three-year-old boy from Subhanpura areawho was admitted last Monday (August 17)has also tested positive On Saturdayone new patient a nine-year-old boy from Dandiya bazaar areawas admitted in the isolation ward at the Paediatric Department with 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We are making sketches of the accused based on the description given by Sawant, said Suryavanshi For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: August 5 2017 12:19 am TEXT AND PHOTOS BY NIRMAL HARINDRAN/MUMBAI Two young women from Mumbai await their next big test the finals of India’s first beauty pageant for trans-women to be held in New Delhi this August Born as male children to families in small-town India the soul-sisters have had gender reassignment surgery and have found careers to pursue in Mumbai And their hope now is to earn recognition for their work and talent not just for their misidentified gender NAVYA SINGH SODHI born Parvinder Singh Sodhi Age 26 Actor model Kathak dancer Originally from Katihar (Bihar) and currently lives in Mumbai In 2016 Navya Singh became the first trans-woman to walk the ramp for the annual Lakme India Fashion Show (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Last year Navya became the first trans-woman to walk the ramp for the annual Lakme India Fashion Show Only when she sashayed down the ramp for designer Kanika Vora nobody noticed anything unusual about her Navya was exactly like any of the other female models Born Parvinder Singh Sodhi she was the first baby and her mother raised her like a girl briefly having always wanted a girl child But by the time she turned 5 the little boy found himself to be different from the other boys around and her family including her mother began to confront her about her choices in mannerisms and clothes In her teens much to her family’s embarrassment in the close-knit Punjabi circles of small-town Katihar Navya had begun to embrace her identity as a women A little later having learnt about gender reassignment surgeries and treatment through a friend she knew she had to make the journey to Mumbai Keeping oneself in shape and fit for a modelling career is of paramount importance and Navya regularly practises yoga (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) When she came to Mumbai in 2011 the first thing Parvinder did was adopt the name ‘Navya’ the name her schoolmates had used to ridicule her for her girlish ways In Mumbai living with an aunt proved to be a new turning point “I had to go through abuse and torture during those days As soon as I arrived she sent her domestic help away and made me do household chores from cooking for her sons washing clothes to cleaning the house She would constantly try to fix my gender issues telling me one day that I should become a prostitute because that’s the only career for a transgender in Mumbai” Navy left her aunt’s home that very day Supported by trans activist Abheena Ahir she slowly took up dance as a career “Abheena madam always asked me to make peace with my family because if your family does not accept you how can you hope for society to And if your family accepts your gender it’s a huge boost of confidence for your inner self” she says Emboldened Navya decided to talk to her mother Paramjeet Kaur Supported by trans activist Abheena Ahir Navya reached out to her mother after coming to Mumbai and was pleasantly surprised (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) The results were better than anticipated Her mother not only accepted her but also came to Mumbai to support Navya through her surgeries and the therapy that followed for over a year With the help of Hamsafar Trust and other activists Navya began to get work starting with small projects including catalogue shoots Moving up the ladder inch by inch Navya then bagged a few dance sequences in Bollywood and south Indian movies and TV serials In 2016 walking for the Lakme Fashion Week she realised there were no boundaries apart form the ones she set for herself Now preparing for India’s first beauty pageant for trans-women only Navya has no regrets Navya says she is “Proud to be a woman” (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) *** *** *** SAIBA ANSARI born Saddam Ansari Age 23 Model bar-dancer Originally from Sahibganj (Jharkhand) and currently lives in Mumbai Saiba had a tough childhood as her cousins in Mumbai would hit her ordering her to behave like a boy (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Concerned at their little Saddam’s feminine mannerisms and the attention this elicited in the madrassa he attended the Ansaris packed off their baby boy to Mumbai hoping that being surrounded by cousin brothers and sisters and with better educational prospects Saddam’s gender orientation would simply sort itself out But Saiba’s memories of her childhood days growing up in the Ghatkopar suburb of Mumbai are anything but hopeful “My brothers used to hit me with a cycle chain and belts ordering me to behave like a boy and not hang around with the girls’ groups in school I felt angry and helpless And as they tortured me I’d wish I had been born a girl” Saiba perfects her make-up for ahead of the pageant auditions (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) At age 12 having just been beaten up and tied up inside the house for a day Saiba ran away from home Found sobbing in front of the Haji Ali shrine by a hijra (eunuch) who worked in Kamathipura Mumbai’s red-light district Saiba would over the next few months find shelter in the locality and was subsequently driven into sex work for a living In 2011 she met Navya The latter was undergoing her gender reassignment therapy and curious to learn about transgender and intersex peoples’ lives Navya visited Kamathipura where she happened to meet Saiba A bond was forged and as their friendship grew stronger Navya managed to help Saiba leave sex work and find a job in a dance bar Navya looks at Saiba as her own little sister and is now backing Saiba to excel at the country’s first trans-women beauty pageant Navya helps Saiba select a costume for the beauty pageant (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) *** *** *** Pooling her earnings through sex work and with support from friends in Kamathipura Saiba underwent a gender reassignment surgery too Navya and Saiba have now found dance as a means to communicate with their soul and aspire to find recognition beyond their misidentified gender for their hard work and talent Navy has done several catalogue shoots magazine cover shoots and small roles in Hindi serials as well as item songs in movies Now honing her skills as a Kathak dancer Navya wants to contribute to the art form without hanging on to the title of being transgender “When people call me for small roles in movies they usually call for a transgender character or it’s an item song But in modelling I perform as a female model and nothing less than a woman Recently I acted in an episode of television serial ‘Savdhan India’ essaying the lead character who is a woman not a transgender” Navya says This gave her confidence that more people in Bollywood will now consider her for female characters She adds quickly that she is entirely at ease with her identity of being a trans-woman “But being a trans-woman is nothing less than being a woman when you look into my soul” she smiles Saiba tries on shoes by practising her catwalk for the audition (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Navya tries on a green gown for the event auditions (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Navya and Saiba are trans-women who live with high hopes in Mumbai Navya is like an elder sister and always helps Saiba by boosting her confidence and guiding her (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) The girls during audition day (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Navya facing the judging panel at the audition for the Miss Trans Queen India beauty pageant held in Versova Mumbai (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) *** *** *** A day before the auditions for their trans-woman beauty pageant Saiba stumbled upon an opportunity that was many things at once — an agent called to do what they call a ‘dance show’ a somewhat stylised version of the customary wedding dance by a group of transgenders Some communities continue to invite hijras to dance at weddings believing this brings good fortune But doubly exciting for Saiba was the fact that the wedding is in Ghatkopar not far from the slum she lived in as a child when she first came to Mumbai Locals and other guests at the wedding cheered and cracked leery jokes as Saiba and her friends danced Some threw currency notes at her and she gathered them carefully just like she would do in a dance bar She danced as she always does with pride She even met some old acquaintances in Ghatkopar though her former male friends seemed visibly shy to approach her “Tomorrow I will be facing a lot of successful people who will be judges at my audition I’m a bit nervous because they’re not just any folk walking into a dance bar But today I’m dancing my heart out here in the same locality where I was tortured for being girlish as a child” Saiba says On May 19 at the auditions in Versova Navya and Saiba were both selected for the final round of the trans-woman beauty pageant scheduled to take place in Delhi this August Navya helps Saiba prepare for the dance show (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Navya and Saiba along with other dancers walk into a wedding party in Ghatkopar (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Saiba dances at a wedding party in a Ghatkopar slum (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: January 5 2012 3:51 pm Related News Actress Vidya Balanwho is reportedly dating Siddharth Roy Kapoorsays she would love to settle down but wedding is not on cards anytime soon Grapevine had it that the ‘Dirty Picture’ star would tie the knot this year When asked about itVidya said”My career is going good I am happy Emotionally and mentally I am in a happy space I am not thinking of marriage as of now but a right time will come for it I do believe in the institution of marriage I will not ignore it for a long time I will definitely get married? I had short-term relationships and always got dumped.

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