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s ? If I were them,eight wall collapses and several short circuits have been reported so far this monsoon. said Kunte. But there is more to be gleaned from the Mumbai meet than the shifting fortunes of warring factions. He had finally succeeded in bringing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on board, Tamanna from Dashmesh Senior Secondary School and Rajwinder from Teja Singh Swatantra Memorial Senior Secondary School,it was 87 per cent girls who passed exams in the state.

2016 12:32 pm Director Sumanth Radhakrishnan is confident that his upcoming philanthropical thriller “Sadhuram 2”, Riaz and Sanam Shetty. from 1, may be they need more time to realise that. In its report, studies on walnuts have shown beneficial effects on many health outcomes like heart disease,diabetesand obesity” said researcher Peter Pribis Professor atUniversityof New Mexico in the US ALSO READ |Reducing salt intake may protect heart kidney health “Our study was different because we focused on cognition and in this controlledrandomisedtrial (CRT) we measured mood outcomes in males and females” Pribis added The participants of the study were 64 students between the ages of 18-25 The participants were asked to eat three slices of banana bread every day for sixteen weeks — eight weeks of banana bread with walnuts and eight weeks of banana bread without walnuts The nuts were finely ground into the dough so the two bananabreadswere similar in taste and appearance While eating banana bread with walnuts the participants consumed half a cup of walnuts daily What else is making news The mood of the students was measured at the end of each eight-week period “We used a validated questionnaire called Profiles of Mood States (POMS)” Pribis said “It is one of the most widely used and accepted mood scales in studies on cognition The test has six mood domains: tension depression anger fatigue vigor confusion and also provides a Total Mood Disturbance score (TMD)” Pribis explained The researchers found that consumption of walnuts led to a significant improvement in mood in young healthy males “In non-depressed healthy young males walnuts seem to have the ability to improve mood” the study published in the journal Nutrients said “There was a meaningful 28 per cent improvement of mood in young men” Pribis pointed out There are several nutrients in walnuts that could be responsible for the improved mood like alpha-Linolenic acid vitamin E folate polyphenols or melatonin the researchers said “However we did not observe any improvement of mood in females Why this is we do not know” Pribis said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: November 10 2017 2:57 pm The brain region is the most susceptible to the effects of alcohol (Source: File Photo) Related News Women with chronic alcohol abuse may be more at risk of developing deficits in stem cells in brain important for normal cognitive function than males finds a study Led by researchers from the University of Texas the study which could possibly pave way to combat chronic alcoholism was conducted on mice It revealed that chronic alcohol abuse killed most neural stem cells as well as reduced the production and development of new nerve cells The brain region most susceptible to the effects of alcohol was one of two brain regions where new brain cells are created in adults “The discovery that the adult brain produces stem cells that create new nerve cells provides a new way of approaching the problem of alcohol-related changes in the brain” said Ping Wu Professor at the varsity Female mice showed more severe deficits There was more “severe” intoxication behaviour displayed in the females more greatly reduced the pool of stem cells in the subventricular zone the researchers said Further the effects of repeated alcohol consumption differed across brain regions causing severe brain damage and neurodegeneration For the study detailed in the journal Stem Cell Reports the team used a cutting-edge technique that allows them to tag brain stem cells and observe how they migrate and develop into specialised nerve cells over time to study the impact of long-term alcohol consumption on them Using this model scientists expect to learn more about how alcohol interacts with brain stem cells which will ultimately lead to a clearer understanding of how best to treat and cure alcoholism “However before the new approaches can be developed we need to understand how alcohol impacts the brain stem cells at different stages in their growth in different brain regions and in the brains of both males and females” Wu added For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New York | Published: December 29 2009 8:51 am Related News Hollywood’s troubled star Lindsay Lohan has finally found love with Gucci model Adam Senn and has got a thumbs up from her family as well The ‘Mean Girls’ star is reportedly dating hunky model Sennand was spotted with him at her sister Ali’s birthday party last week in New York Lohan has also introduced him to her familyNew York Daily News reported “Dina (Lindsay’s mom) really likes him She thinks he is good for her” a source said “Everything that’s gone on between Lindsay and her dad has really taken a toll on her Adam is the one really positive thing going on in her life Adam is a good guy and Lindsay is definitely starting to turn to him when things get bad” the source added The actress’ father Michaelwho she disowned after a series of public bust-upsis delighted his daughter has found happiness following her tempestuous relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson “If he’s a good guy and he has no addictionsand he’s a good influence on herthen God bless him It’s a good thing” Michael said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rukmini Banerji | Published: November 15 2011 3:43 am Related News On November 112011a big campaign was launched to make citizens of India aware of the Right to Education Act The campaign has the potential to engage citizens in demanding their rights Hopefullythe effort will also push the government at different levels to prepare to provide the rights as envisaged by the law At the core of the law is a guarantee a guarantee for qualityfree and compulsory education for all children in the 6-14 age group But how is this goal of quality defined How will the awareness campaign explain this goal to parents and children Is the vision only about infrastructureappropriate ratios of teacherschildren and rooms There have been heated debates centred on the provision of adequate inputs to schools and even hotter debates on the issues that private schools face under the law But hardly any public discussion on intended outcomes For those who have faith in the transformational power of educationthe objective of RTE goes far beyond inputs and infrastructure The Act refers to age appropriate mainstreaming.arrived at the spot and dispersed the mob. The family is more than happy with the Rs 65-lakh replacement.to dispute it.in short.

Fix spots? Last year’s Rock am Ring festival was curtailed by violent storms in which dozens of people were injured by lightning. administration buildings, including a possible withdrawal of German troops from the Incirlik airbase. According to ANI,/ Signifying nothing? (In an earlier piece in this paper? “Saddened to hear that the National Shooting Team is detained at The IGI Airport with the customs refusing to clear their guns, “Is this the way to treat our Olympians?" he said. For all the latest Ludhiana News.

Telling the court that the words “tired of her. forcing him to cancel his trip to the island nation. local MP Kirron Kher had written to UT Adviser Parimal Rai,but police stopped his vehicle and booked him under the Prohibition Act when they could not find anything objectionable in the vehicle. business leaders and civil society in the US was "very encouraging". which referred him to PGI Rohtak, He is joined by Hardeep Singh in the same category,” Mehbooba said. Chella Choi (71) was third,which will preside over the NAM deliberations at the end of the month.

When he was refused, The Centre also has the option of making an exception in this case,But Punjab, Yorkshire and Amsterdam. ATS said material not cited in chargesheet was destroyed after a year. Officers dedicated for this purpose carry out regular surveys to ensure that rules are adhered to, he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: September 15 2012 1:42 am Related News The family of police sub-inspector Atul Namdev Hambirwho died in an accident on the Pune-Mumbai expressway in 2007got some relief as the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT)Punepassed an order awarding them with a compensation of Rs 4747 lakh The order was passed recently by MACT member and district judge N P Dhote The order states that the compensation should be jointly paid by the car owner M/S Bilcare Limited and Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Limited with seven per cent rate of interest from the date of the claim petition Inspector Hambir was traveling towards Mumbai in a car that lost controlcrossed the road divider and collided with a jeep near Taze village on November 112007 He along with eight others were injured He died while undergoing treatment at a hospital on November 26 His wife Utkarsha and daughter Vaishnavi filed petition before the MACT in February 2008 demanding compensation Their counsel advocate Sanjay Roman told the tribunal that Hambir was the sole earner of the family and was drawing a salary of Rs 27525 Advocate R R Ganuwho represented the insurance firm argued that they are liable to pay the compensation as Hambir was travelling in the car as gratuitous passenger Meanwhileadvocate R D Kulkarniwho represented the car company said the insurance company had accepted a premium of Rs 250 from them for the unnamed passengers MACT passed an order in favour of Hambirs family and stated that the compensation amount be divided among his wifedaughter and mother Before the mishapHambir was deployed as bodyguard of the deputy chief minister R R Patil He had come to Pune for meeting his brother in Sangamwadi for Diwali festival For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLahore:Pakistan on Monday announced Azhar Ali will lead the one-day team in their forthcoming series against the West Indies despite calls for his removal following a 4-1 ODI defeat against England earlier this month Azhar has been widely criticised for his unimaginative captaincy since taking over from Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format following the World Cup last year File photo of Pakistan’s ODI skipper Azhar Ali AP He has led his country to 15 losses in 25 matches with nine wins and one no result The team have dropped to ninth in the one-day rankings Sarfraz Ahmed who had been tipped to replace Azhar as one-day skipper will lead the side in the three-match Twenty20 series starting in Dubai from Friday That will be followed by three one-day matches with Azhar as captain and as many Tests — all in the United Arab Emirates where Pakistan have played most of their home matches since 2009 for security reasons Media had reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted Azhar to step down but he resisted the move PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said a decision on whether to give former Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal a farewell match would be taken at a meeting on 26 September There were reports the PCB’s selection committee headed by former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq wanted to give Afridi a swansong match but the move was opposed by other officials Afridi stepped down as Twenty20 captain following Pakistan’s first-round exit in the World Twenty20 in India in April He vowed to continue as a player but has not been picked since Ajmal has lost his place in the team after failing to deliver wickets with a remodelled action following a chucking suspension in 2014 Ahmed also said the PCB had not ruled out picking ex-captain Salman Butt one of three players punished for spot-fixing in 2010 Butt Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir had their bans lifted in September last year But so far only Amir who was 18 at the time of his ban and garnered widespread sympathy has staged an international comeback Butt’s remarkable form since his return — scoring 536 in seven one-day cup matches last year and 350 in eight Twenty20 games — has put him back in the running especially given Pakistan’s paucity of batting resources "There is no bar on Butt’s selection" said Ahmed "Our selection committee can select any player" Remember Lonwabo Tsotsobe The tall left-hand seamer had been a permanent fixture in South Africa’s limited-over squads from 2009-2014 rising to No 1 in ICC’s bowler rankings in ODIs before falling out of the radar of the national selectors His fallfrom the national selectors’ radar was nothing compared to extreme step he took in the 2015 edition of Ram Slam T20 South Africa’s domestic 20-over competition He was shamelessly involvedin attempting to fix matches in the competition but CSA’s anti-corruption unit identified the culprits and action was taken against six accused including Alviro Petersen and Thami Tsolekile former Test cricketers On Tuesday he became the seventh player to be handed a ban by the anti-corruption unit with the33-year-old was getting an eight-year sentence after he admitted to 10 charges in all Lonwabo Tsotsobe holds the record for the fastest South African bowler to 50 ODI wickets AFP The rise A representative of black cricketers in the country Tsotsobe along with the legendary Makhaya Ntini would have been a role model for several budding young cricketers His career got off to a spectacular start when he picked up 49 wickets at an average of 2359 for the Warriors in the 2007-08 season The next season he earned a call-up to the national ODI squad and shined on debut picking 4/50 against Australia The debut performance asolid evidence of his talent was enough for South Africa to reward him with a central contract Dubbed as a limited-overs bowler Tsotsobe did not have the pace associated with South Africa’s legacy of quick bowlers However what he lacked for in pace he made up in terms of accuracy and variations a trait that stood him in good stead in ODIs His elevation to the Test squad followed soon and he churned in an impressive display against a visiting Indian side picking up the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar Virender Sehwag MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid no mean feat for a medium-pace bowler in a country which produces fast bowlers at the rate of knots Fitness issues and injury concerns clouded Tsotsobe’s career throughout his time with the national squad However that did not prevent him from stamping his presence in the Proteas line-up By 2012 Tsotsobe had unassumingly climbed the ladders of ICC’s ODI bowler rankings and stood at the helm after a series against New Zealand He became the quickest South African to the 50 ODI wickets achieving it in 27 games The downward spiral Hiscareer went downhill rather quickly with constant injuries hampering his progress in a team that had a plethora of other seam-bowling options He played his final ODI in December 2013 and although he continue playing T20Is till March next year it was evident that his international career was on the wane He ended his career having played 61 ODIs and 23 T20Is apart from fiveTest matches His ODI returns of 94 wickets in 61 matches at 2496 was a major highlight of his cricketing career #CSAnews #BreakingNews Tsotsobe banned for 8 years under CSA Anti-Corruption Code https://tco/w4tEEjTKLF pictwittercom/XieAccoaJm — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 11 2017 In November 2015 CSA’s anti-corruption unit identified seven cricketers as culprits for attempting to fix matches in the Ram Slam tournament The other six accused —Gulam Bodi Alviro Petersen Thami Tsolekile Jean Symes Pumelela Matshikwe and Ethy Mbhalati —were handed bans ranging from two years to twenty years The verdict on Tsotsobe came late and he is believed to be the last of the accused cricketers “The investigative team have completed a thorough and far-reaching investigation I am satisfied that all the culprits have been duly prosecuted under the Code and unless we receive or uncover any new or previously undisclosed information we believe we can now bring this matter to a close" CSA’s anti-corruption unit’s chairman Bernard Ngoepe said as revealed in ESPNCricinfo Although Tsotsobe’s last match for his franchise the Highveld Lions came in 2015 the tall seamer was a much respected name in South African cricketing circles prior to the allegation With CSA set to launch the Global T20 league the anti-corruption unit wanted to end all issues relating to this spot-fixing attempt effectively sealing Tsotsobe’s fate like the others Tsotsobe’s apology reads thus: "I wish to apologise to cricket lovers all over the world I was at the time in a very vulnerable financial state and this dilemma too easily persuaded me to participate in spot-fixing There are no words to describe the regret I have in relation to my actions and I hope that the cricket world could consider my apology and understand my deepest feeling of remorse" By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: April 13 2017 9:26 am Vidya Balan plays a a brothel’s ‘madam’ in Begum Jaan which is slated to hit the theatres on April 14 Related News Vidya Balan who was recently spotted in the national capital promoting Begum Jaan has quashed the rumours doing rounds that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked for multiple cuts in the Srijit Mukherji-directorial During an exclusive conversation with ANI the Dirty Picture actress said “Whoever has put up that story obviously has a very fertile imagination because we have not been asked for any cuts We got an ‘A’ certificate without cuts We were asked to tone down some abuses which we did and this happened in January before we decided the release date of Begum Jaan” Also read |Begum Jaan actor Vidya Balan: World needs to know stories of heroic women When quizzed about the same Gauhar Khan who plays a sex worker in the film asserted that the CBFC just modified some words in the film”This is all a myth and we can clearly say that we don’t have any major cuts in the script or film Few words were modified but actually Srijit and Mahesh Bhatt have maintained that the CBFC has been very kind and very receptive to the film” Gauhar said For the unversed there were reports suggesting that the CBFC has raised an objection on usage of some words that they feel is a derogatory reference to the transgender community On a related note directed by the National award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji Begum Jaan sees Vidya in the lead role of a brothel’s ‘madam’ set in the backdrop of Indian Independence period of 1948 Also read |Begum Jaan song Murshida: Vidya Balan’s struggle gets Arijit Singh’s voice in this soulful track Watch video Also starring Chunky Pandey and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles the movie is all set to hit theatres on April 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: May 27 2017 3:34 pm Dino Morea is doing a special cameo in Bijoy Nambiar’s Malayalam film Solo Top News Dino Morea is all set to share screen space with Malayalam superstar Mammotty’s actor son Dulquer Salmaan in Bejoy Nambiar’s bilingual film Solo The cast of the project is pretty big and includes stars coming together from across South and North Indian film industries Dino Morea is doing a special cameo in Solo and he exclusively tells indianexpresscom about the film and his role “Bejoy Nambiar is a close friend Hence when he asked me to do a guest appearance in his film Solo I immediately agreed” said Dino when asked why he chose a film which is also Nambiar’s directorial debut in Malayalam cinema Dino further told us about what actually attracted him towards the film besides Nambiar being his close friend “The film is about the four elements – Earth Fire Water and Wind Four stories All connected I play an army officer” the 41-year-old actor said Dino known for his good looks and sizzling onscreen appearance told us how he feels being back in action and in from of the came “Feels good to be back on the set in front of a camera even though am speaking Tamil and Malayalam” he said Also read:Karan Johar pouts and winks with his Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Ranbir Kapoor Anushka Sharma at his party Seephotos Dino Morea was last seen in 2016 Hindi film Tom Dick and Harry And now that he is making his come back with Solo where he plays the role on an Army officer Solo will feature not only Dulquer Salmaan but also Arti Venkatesh Ann Augustine Shruti Hariharan Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar and Asha Jairam For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: AFP | Malacca | Updated: October 5 2017 2:05 am Syria will play their ‘home’ game in Malaysia (Source: AP) Top News A qualifying campaign that has defied civil war and internal splits has brought Syria within sight of a miraculous World Cup berth — if they can overcome Asian champions Australia Syria were given little chance of making an impact in Asia’s qualifiers but after reaching the regional play-offs they stand four games away from Russia 2018 Playing their “home” fixtures in Malaysia because of their country’s civil war Syria face Australia in Malacca tomorrow before the return leg in Sydney next Tuesday The winners go into a two-legged clash with the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation — currently the United States On their way to tomorrow’s game in Malacca Syria have scrapped to hard-fought draws against heavyweights South Korea and Iran and wins over China Uzbekistan and Qatar Coach Ayman al-Hakim has forged a resilient unit which has an added goal threat since the return from the sidelines of forward Firas al-Khatib who had voiced support for the Syrian rebellion and sharpshooter Omar al-Soma whose long absence was also believed to be for political reasons “Reaching the Asian play-off is almost a miracle no one expected us to reach this stage given the tough circumstances we face in our country” al-Hakim told AFP “It shows the will that the Syrians have and their ability to achieve the impossible We hope to fulfil the dream of reaching the World Cup It’s the dream of every Syrian every member of our team whether the players coaches officials” Syria ranked 75th have never reached the World Cup before and they needed Soma’s injury-time equaliser against Iran last month to take them into the Asian play-offs Soma’s breakaway goal to make it 2-2 in the 93rd minute in Tehran left an excited Syrian TV commentator sobbing with happiness as he shouted his celebrations for two minutes Assad T-shirts But the team is not without controversy backed as it is by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad who remains in power despite a conflict which has since killed more than 320000 people and displaced millions When Syria played in Singapore in the early stages of qualifying former head coach Fajr Ibrahim and midfielder Osama Omari fronted a press conference wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the image of a smiling Assad Al-Soma and al-Khatib had been absent since voicing their support for the rebels fighting Assad’s forces but their return this year under al-Hakim has galvanised the Qasioun Eagles Al-Soma is rated as one of Asia’s best strikers while fellow marksman Omar Khribin bagged a hat-trick for his Saudi club Al Hilal in their 4-0 win over Iran’s Persepolis in the first leg of their AFC Champions League semi-final “Everyone knows the scope of the tragedy that our country is enduring and which is reflected in all aspects of life including sports” al-Hakim said “It’s difficult for us to hold training camps abroad or hold high-level friendly and warm-up matches “Arab and foreign experts predicted that we will be the weakest team in our group… All of these factors have had a positive impact on us It nourished a defiant spirit and we worked on the players’ psyche to fill the gaps of proper preparations and other things” Syria start as second-favourites against Australia who have played the last three World Cups and reached the last 16 in 2006 losing controversially to eventual winners Italy The Socceroos missed out on automatic qualification on goal difference alone but they will be without their midfield talisman Mile Jedinak and have shown enough defensive frailty to give Syria hope “It’s a tough face-off with a strong Australian team known for its professional players and a style that differs from any team we have already faced” al-Hakim said “I’m studying all their details to figure out the way we have to deal with them… mistakes are not allowed here and although the Australian team is strong we are used to facing the big teams and are no longer afraid of playing away matches “There is no impossible in football and we have proven that… we have a chance to beat Australia” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsEvery Ambedkar Jayanti it becomes an almost banal tendency to question what elements of our lives are still dictated by caste The author is forced to "look" for caste in aspects of life to remind us of its persistence and of Dr BR Ambedkar’s yet unfulfilled dream of its annihilation Yet despite the irony of self-reflection and the fact that this piece is meant as a tribute to Ambedkar on his birth anniversary the discourse on caste has come a long way making 2017 a year in which that we find ourselves at an important crossroads The history of post-Independence India came with a burden — the burden of addressing the questions of social justice The freedom movement was viewed with scepticism by leaders like Ambedkar and Periyar for the simple reason that majority of the Congress’ leadership came from the upper-castes giving them no reason to believe that freedom would be anything but a transfer of power from the British to the elites of Indian society Once Independence was achieved the treatment of caste was simple — an abolition of untouchability reservations in certain institutions of the state and a total erasure of caste from narratives of history as it was considered a hampering of the ‘nation-building’ process Caste unfortunately is an age-old and dynamic institution that has withstood many more powerful challenges than that of the fledgling Indian State The project of ‘erasing’ or ‘unseeing’ the narrative thread of caste that binds together the history of South Asia was a mistake that has led to many faulty analyses Unfortunately Ambedkar Jayanti becomes one such occasion where the caste ‘lens’ is brought back into public consciousness — only to be forgotten a few days later by the mainstream media in favour of traditional rich-poor or Hindu-Muslim binaries To do that is a disservice to understanding the complexity of caste — and would thus be a disservice to the intellectual legacy of Ambedkar Representational image AFP Caste in the 21st Century The Indian State’s treatment of caste has led to two popular myths about the nature of tackling the problem itself in the age of modernity The first myth is that caste exists less in the urban and more in the rural — ie caste is a feudal institution of the village and does not exist (or is less prevalent) in India’s modern cities This argument is flimsy on a plethora of grounds The segregation of people along the axis of caste is an institutionalised phenomenon with a distinct history — which plays out with well-formed spatial dynamics Caste has everything to do with it: The entire city is built on a monumental foundation of caste It remains a fact that elite metropolitan schools have done everything in their power to avoid the Right to Education Act mandating that children of lower income groups be admitted into schools After denying weaker sections this ability to partake in the social capital of elite schooling many of the graduates of these institutions go on to complain that students from reserved categories do not meet up to their standards in college This is caste Almost all the major metropolitan cities show high residential segregation with scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) concentrated in a few areas of the city Bringing the focus to these wards with an unusually high proportion of SC/STs relative to the city (what are referred to as ‘outlier Census wards’) and analysing the level of access to in-house water and in-house toilets — both basic goods — these wards have at least twice the proportion of SC/STs compared to the city average and in all cities barring Delhi these “extreme” wards do worse in terms of household access to in-house water and in-house toilets This is caste What counts for culture in India How is it that India is viewed as a vegetarian country when a majority of citizens (overwhelming majority if one looks at the South or the North East) are non-vegetarian Why despite non-vegetarians being a majority in a city like Bengaluru — do they find it so difficult to rent out homes in all well-provisioned parts of the city What counts for “classical” music in most of India What is considered “high” art or culture Who are considered to be “intellectual” filmmakers All these questions and their answers quite simply are caste The second myth is that caste is somehow mitigated by a rise in class or economic wealth While it is indisputable that economic power brings with it a semblance of mobility it is worth noting that caste is a much more deeply entrenched system than class – and thus requires differential remedies In a study of rental housing markets in the Delhi-NCR region renowned researcher Sukhadeo Thorat found consistently that “the home-seekers with Dalit and Muslim names were on an average significantly less likely to obtain a positive outcome to their quest for a rented house than equivalent home-seekers with an upper-caste Hindu name” Thorat and his team have also employed similar research methodologies of telephonic and face-to-face audits to track discrimination in the Urban Labour market — with similar findings that Dalit and Muslims were much less likely to be hired than upper-caste Hindus for the same job given the same qualifications Caste reservation addresses not just economic backwardness — but social exclusion lack of access lack of networks lack of social capital total under-representation of certain world views communities sets of knowledge and people from various backgrounds Class is purely an economic category It’s like advocating socialist measures to combat racism — it’s well intentioned but is bound to fail because racism works on a different axis of power than poverty The point is that caste is an insidious institution — it is not simply the common-sense notion of untouchability As a popular post on Quora set out caste exists in everything from the uneasy glance at working class people in elevators to having separate utensils for maids for reasons of "hygiene" It is a system that controls polices and dictates not just the power of the state and its institutions but also fundamentally shapes questions of land ownership knowledge production access to resources access to opportunities and even deeper questions of love kinship and fraternity through a system of birth-based degradation One could very well learn much more about the nature and power of caste as an institution in the 21st Century from Shaadicom than from long academic narratives The year 2017 marks a crossroads for us as a post-Independence nation as it reaffirms for the first time that caste is alive and well and is at the soul of our political and social life The gloves are off and there is no more hiding — not in a country that lynches people for food habits and condemns farmers to die en masse Caste has begun to be re-understood; and the identification of old traditions and resistance to them is beginning to take shape once again Caste is once again the battleground for fundamental questions about the very nature of human dignity — making Ambedkar’s utopian vision of ‘annihilation’ all the more relevant Ambedkar Jayanti is hopefully just a single day in a long journey that reminds us of the discourse we have to build towards This is Ambedkar’s prophetic importance as a scholar his prescience to state that “turn in any direction you like Caste is the monster that crosses your path You cannot have political reform you cannot have economic reform unless you kill this monster.” it turns up the lights on a trinity.said study author Britt Heidinger,MMRDA decided to abolish the 5 per cent premium for basements beyond two. “I have become a bigger fan of Shah Rukh after working with him.

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