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when 20-year-old Parul Gupta, What was impressive to find out was that everyone seemed keen to get the job which reflected in their performance, one attack by Pakistan’s notorious Border Action Team and two infiltration bids by Pakistan-backed militants in June in which 4 people,including 3 jawans were killed and 12 injured On 29 June two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistanitroops fired from small arms and shelled mortars on forward posts andcivilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district Even on the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr on 26 June the Pakistani Army had fired small arms and automatic weapons and shelled mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri On 22 June in the third such attack this year a team ofPakistani special forces sneaked 600 metres across the LoC into thePoonch sector and killed two Indian jawans but lost one Border ActionTeam (BAT) member in retaliatory action It had carried out the attack at around 2 pm on an army patrol party in the Gulpur belt of Poonch on 22 June under heavy cover fireby Pakistani troops In the firefight two Indian soldiers Naik Jadhav Sandip 34 of Aurangabad and Sepoy Mane Savan Balku 24 of Kolhapur were martyred Written by Ram Puniyani | Published: August 20 2015 12:24 am Babasaheb Purandare is the author of a series of works on Shivaji Related News Some concerned citizens have reportedly filed a public interest litigation tostop the highest award of the Maharashtra government the Maharashtra Bhushan from going to Babasaheb Purandare Purandare is known for his works Raja Shiva-Chatrapati and Jaanata Raja (all-knowing king) This is not the first time that there has been such a controversy around Purandare A few years ago the Maharashtra government had appointed him as the chairmanof the committee that was to plan the building of a statue of Shivaji in the Arabian Sea The Maratha Mahasangh objected to this appointment on the ground that Shivaji was a Maratha while Purandare is a Brahmin Purandare’s interpretation of Shivaji presents him as one who was devoted to Brahmins and cows (go brahman pritpalak) and one who was against Muslims This interpretation of Shivaji has been the version most often used by sectarian political groups as this presents him as the upholder of the supremacy of upper castes on the one hand and at the same time looks down upon Muslim kings Maharashtra has seen many controversies related to Shivaji There was an attack on the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Bori) Pune a few years ago The issue at that time was that this institute had helped Western author James Laine in the writing of his book Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India In the book Laine had cast aspersions on the character of Shivaji’s mother by mentioning the rumours around her at that time Maratha-Brahmin politics was at the root of this incident — Bori is regarded as being a Brahminical institute In yet another controversy just before the 2009 assembly elections a poster of Shivaji killing Afzal Khan with a knife became the provocation for communal violence in the Dhule-Sangli area during which one person was killed and a tense atmosphere was created The poster appeared to suggest that Shivaji was the representative of all Hindus while Afzal Khan was standing in for all Muslims This is fertile ground for hatred to develop and the consequent violence polarised the communities which led to the victory of the communal forces in the election One recalls another controversy around Shivaji That was when human rights activist Teesta Setalvad had prepared a handbook of history for school teachers in which she narrated the incident of Maharashtra Brahmins refusing to coronate Shivaji as he was a Shudra A priest from Kashi Gaga Bhatt had to be invited He did coronate him but with the little toe of the left foot as that is the organ which according to Brahminical norms is lowest in the body hierarchy Local Shiv Sainiks objected to this handbook on the ground that Shivaji was not a Shudra and no one should dare claim him as such History has its own truth but emotions operate on a different wavelength What is true is that Shivaji was a king who reduced the burden of taxation on poor peasants That is what made him popular among the masses Also the legend of Shivaji asking his army to return the Muslim daughter-in-law of Kalyan’s nawab evokes deep respect for him among the people of Maharashtra The memory of his policies towards the rayyat (cultivating farmers) also makes him a revered figure in Maharashtra Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was the first to recall Shivaji’s role in history by organising a Shivaji festival Tilak presented him as a protector of Brahmins and cows Since then Shivaji has staged a comeback in the social memory but acquired an upper-caste orientation The later popularisation of Shivaji was done by communal forces that centred the narrative on Shivaji’s battles with Aurangzeb and Afzal Khan These battles with two Muslim kings are highlighted while Shivaji’s battles with Hindu kings are underplayed or omitted While his battle with Aurangzeb was for power the official who came from Aurangzeb’s side was Raja Jai Singh a major figure in Aurangzeb’s administration In the case of Afzal Khan it was Shivaji’s bodyguard — his rustam e zaman — who advised him to carry iron claws For Afzal Khan Krishnaji Bhaskar Kulkarni served as his secretary But these battles for power have now been given religious colour Today Shivaji is being used to sharpen communal (Hindu-Muslim) divides and also to drive a wedge between Brahmins and Marathas The rational understanding of Shivaji has been excellently presented by the late Govind Pansare in his popular book Shivaji Kon Hota (Who was Shivaji) Panasre’s YouTube video “Janatecha Raja Shivaji” is also brilliant The shadow boxing around Shivaji is in a way a reflection of underlying communal politics and caste struggle The real Shivaji needs to be understood so we can undermine these sectarian tendencies The writer formerly with IIT-Mumbai is associated with various human rights groups For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 9 2017 2:31 pm Ravichandran Ashwin was picked in 15-member squad of Tamil Nadu side for Ranji Trophy season (Source: AP) Top News Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has addressed concerns of not featuring in the ODI setup of the Indian team and said that he is unruffled by the omission and knows that soon an opportunity will come knocking on his door “I know one day the opportunity will come knocking on my door because I haven’t done too much wrong When I get that opportunity I’ll probably rise to the occasion” Ashwin said according to a report in cricbuzz On being asked whether he will fit into the scheme of things of skipper Virat Kohli he said “The day I become a decision maker I’ll probably be in a better position to answer that question I’m not a decision maker as of now I have never played for the crowds I enjoy my game and even if I am playing a fifth-division match I’ll enjoy it a lot The atmosphere doesn’t matter Obviously I’ll raise my game to the occasion but I definitely love playing the game so I am not missing anything at all” On being asked whether he is addressing the issue of his fitness levels Ashwin reiterated “I’m a man of the system Any system put in place I strive to the best of my abilities to try and match up to it Every leader has his own vision of how to bring the team about and this is the vision of the current leadership group It’s very important to respect it If I was a leader I would expect everyone else to respect it” “I have been doing some great conditioning ever since I missed the IPL (Indian Premier League) I have trained pretty madly I am completely in compliance with whatever they do” he addded “I would have loved to bat higher in a one-day game and try to do justice to my potential… but you never know I have a fair number of years left in me as a cricketer I never rule anything out and I never take anything for granted” Ashwin concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Published: July 16 2017 3:49 pm Mary Poppins Returns Teaser: Emily Blunt’s film is a sequel to the 1964 classic film Related News Our beloved singing governess Mary Poppins will be gracing the big screen once again this time with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the lead role The teaser of the film was released recently and much like Mary Poppins says Emily Blunt looks “practically perfect from head to toe” Mary Poppins Returns is a sequel to the 1964 classic film Mary Poppins which was then helmed by Julie Andrews The film is scheduled for release in theaters on Christmas Day of 2018 The new film will be set in Depression-era London And we will see Mary Poppins return to the now grownup Jane Banks Michael Banks and his three children after they suffer a personal loss Both Jane and Michael have fond memories with Mary when they were kids It was the Nanny who taught them “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun you find the fun and snap The job’s a game” The film might be set in a different time but the plot follows the original Travers’ stories The teaser also plays the popular song “A Spoonful Of Sugar” Within a few seconds the filmmakers managed to make us nostalgic To quote Mary Poppins it was “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Emily Blunt has been quite popular for her role in Devil Wears A Prada a strictly professional New Yorker dedicated to her job If you’re in doubt of whether she is the perfect actress for the role of a kind hearted Nanny let’s remind you of the time when she played a kind-hearted barren woman in Into The Woods where she had co-starred with Meryl Streep too Lin Manuel Miranda who won the Pulitzer Prize for creating and starring in Broadway’s historical hip-hop musical Hamilton will play a new character named Jack a street lamplighter Mary Poppins the movie based on the popular children’s books by author PL Travers followed a magical flying British nanny as she improved the lives of the unhappy Banks family with the aid of chirpy Cockney chimney sweep Bert For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Yamini Lohia | Published: April 2 2012 3:11 am Related News Latest study: Indias enrolment ratio is still well below global average The enduring myth about Indias superior higher educational institutions was tested recentlywith a report assessing the countrys labour force and its preparedness The reportreleased by staffing company TeamLeasefound that India is failing to properly educate its workforceespecially beyond the high school level According to the reportIndias gross enrolment ratio (GER) the number of students enrolled versus the number of eligible students for higher education was a mere 132 per cent in 2003; it is now projected to rise to 157 per centstill substantially lower than the global averagemarking slow progress in the governments goal of attaining a GER of 30 per cent by 2030 India is a laggard compared even to other developing countrieswhose GER averages 36 per cent And there are as many as 374 districts where the GER is even lower than the fairly abysmal national average Not only is the Indian state failing to get its youth into higher educational institutionsthe college graduates it does produce are by and large ill-prepared to enter an increasingly globally integrated labour market They lack the skills to get the jobs they trained for and are not considered employable Study after studysuch as the McKinsey-NASSCOM one in 2005quotes employers stating their dissatisfaction with the quality of graduates There are jobs in the IT sectorfor instance but not enough qualified engineers to fill them According to the TeamLease reportwell over half 58 per centin fact of young Indians suffer from some degree of skill-deprivation The challenge for the state is threefold: firstit must get eligible students into college or provide them with some form of higher education training; secondit must improve the quality of instruction available at such institutes; and thirdit has to do this in a way that is cost-effective Although the 2012 budget increased education spending by 18 per centthe dismal state of Indias public finances will hobble any effort to seriously address the higher education deficit on both quality and quantity Expanding access to such institutions must be a priority if India is to reap any kind of demographic dividend from its young labour force More than half the countrys population is under 25and a third are less than 15 years old The drive towards the universalisation of primary education via the Right to Education Act and a push for the expansion of secondary school education (with the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyanfor which the World Bank recently lent India an interest-free $500 million) means that more and more of these young people will be eligible for and aspiring towards at least some college-level instruction Certainlythe number of universities and colleges has increased since liberalisation A fast-growing economy needs skilled labourand this demand was matched by peoples changing aspirationsleading to a sharp growth in the number of public and private higher education institutes in the country In 1991India had 184 universities and 5748 colleges; by 2011this number had increased to 537 universities and 25951 colleges A lot of this growth has been driven by private colleges (many affiliated to state universities) Butas a FICCI and Ernst and Young report found last yearmost higher education institutionspublic or privatehad poor physical infrastructuresuffered from faculty shortages and had outdated curriculawith little power or incentive to update them The UGCthe principal higher education regulatorreleased a list of 21 fake universities earlier this yearsome of which are just hole-in-the-wall offices AICTEwhich regulates technical institutionsidentified 340 private institutes that are not accredited indeedonly about 4500 of all of Indias universities and colleges are accredited The proposal to unify different regulators under a single bodythe National Commission for Higher Education and Researchfails to address the reasons for the structural weakness of current regulators Even if one sets aside the quality of instructiononly about 8 per cent of the labour force are university graduates; the rest enter the competitive global economy at a serious disadvantage Clearlythe government has to work towards both expanding access and ensuring a modicum of qualityand there are at least nine pieces of legislation in the pipeline to help improve the supply of quality universities and colleges for a whole generation of young Indians But whether these bills will be enough to successfully reform the countrys broken higher education sector is another matterespecially given the limited availability of quality faculty It is easy to be hoodwinked into believing that there is nothing broken in the Indian higher education system there areafter allplenty of success stories of people graduating from IITs and IIMs and then going on to receive dream job offers But those institutes service a tiny fraction of our populationand even they do not perform well in global university rankings If the government is not carefulour hypothetical demographic dividend is going to turn into a very real demographic disasterwith plenty of young people with paper credentials but no skills and no jobs [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News when his house was hit by a Pakistani Army’s mortar shell in Poonch sector.etc, Tasked with returning Sociedad to European competition, Yadav’s stature is not seen at par with leaders like Nitish Kumar, For, Image credit: Official website of Grand Chess Tour World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the title with 7. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sahil Malhotra | Updated: August 1.

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