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2014 12:04 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source; PTI) Related News Argentina used to be one of the five richest countries in the 1930s.to experience their reality. “Once the students are done making a representation, 2015 3:23 pm Ridley Scott has teamed up with Fox to adapt Don Winslow’s novel “The Cartel”,asked to do the opposite of what civilized? he thinks until.." says Sainath his signature sense of humour and straight face intact Sainath was speaking at Godrej India Culture Lab’s We The People conference on 30 June Having worked for over 35 years in mainstream media something that prevents him from falling prey to blind optimism is the way national dailies prioritise their coverage "If you look at the figures of last year rural area coverage is limited to only 071 percent of news on the front pages of all national dailies out of which agriculture covers about 067 percent only" P Sainath Image via Facebook Sainath points out how even the meager amount of coverage is dominated by statements from the agriculture minister or the finance minister instead of first-hand reporting of the field "Last year the coverage included multiple statements from Arun Jaitley that the income of farmers is going to rise by 5 percent He makes it a point to never mention whether this income is real or nominal Because as far as nominal income is concerned everybody’s income is bound to increase by that percent" When this correspondentasked him about the histrionics that farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar last year had to resort to in order to gain mainstream media coverage he signalsdisappointment that evennational dailies only swear by the cardinal rule of profit "I am aware that they have to pay their reporters But good journalism has always thrived It is the sheer amassing of wealth that media houses practise these days The newspaper has been reduced to a department of a much larger conglomerate that is only driven by profits We do not have to fight one man but this unhealthy practice of monopolisation of media" says Sainath He emphasises the dire need to democratise media so that every nook and corner of the country gets represented in the public eye With the same intention he founded People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) six years ago as a platform to allow the majority of the Indian population who reside in the countryside to make their voices heard "Our aim is to not merely to facilitate coverage of rural issues but also document the regional and occupational diversity that India is home to There are still thousands of potters weavers and tree climbers in India But the definition of skill development has become convoluted now Now if a kanjivaram weaver abandons the age old art to learn to ride an auto rickshaw for the sake of his livelihood he is said to have acquired a new skill But what about the ancient skill he has left behind" he says on the rampant problem of deskilling in rural areas Adding to the same issue Sainath recalls an instance that proves how the ruling government has diverted attention from the real issue to mere tokenism and rhetoric "We met a lady in Tripura who had a furious message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi She complained that though new toilets were built in the village as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan the rural employment guarantee act was compromised with ‘What are you building toilets for if you can’t even get our stomachs filled’ she asked" Sainath believes that a similar ‘tranquiliser’ though of a much larger proportion was introduced by the ruling party last year "The coverage of demonestisation in mainstream media only reflected their economic illiteracy They were not well-versed with the concept of black money Black money exists in three forms —real estate overseas accounts and currency But currency makes for a very small per cent of the total black money Why would you wipe off 82 percent of the total currency from the economy for that" He also throws light on the problem of double counting while estimating the amount of black money in the Indian economy "If a builder gets black money he transfers it to his labour But for them it is white money as they have earned it fair and square Their income is not even accounted for as it does not fall under the tax slabs Then these labourers use the black money to buy provisions from kirana shops The shopkeepers further transfer the money to the municipality and the police as bribe Sothe same money gets counted twice" But how would such intricacies make it to the newspapers if there is no beat or correspondence that is completely dedicated to labour or agricultural reporting "We have had a full-time beat on golf but not on agriculture When the farmer crisis was at its peak in 2006-07 a national daily in Mumbai gave a memorandum to its employees that said: ‘Farmers of Vidharbha do not buy our newspaper The elite of South Mumbai do’" Thus a large section of the readers of mainstream media believe that India is only registering 7 to 8 percent growth every year They are blind optimists There is another large section who have resigned to fate after browsing through reports of everything that is wrong with this country They are cynical pessimists "Both these attitudes are harmful They make you complacent It means that you do not have to do anything in order to see things change" says Sainath seconds before receding into his world of endless pursuit "But between the cynical pessimism and the blind optimism there exists a wide stretch called hope I live there" Written by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: June 19 2014 3:55 am Pakistan’s revisionism towards India is at the root of its failure as a state India is the status-quo power big enough to deter Pakistan by its very size Related News The outcome of the Modi-Nawaz meeting was predictably seen as disastrous by the swelling pro-army tide in Pakistan Pakistan and India have once again tried to forget the past and patch up using the swearing-in of India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi as the peg The extremists are not happy; they didn’t want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go to New Delhi The “doves” who matter less and less in Pakistan hope their leaders can climb over the brickwalls the two sides have raised to perpetuate conflict over many decades In Pakistan waters of all discussion were muddied by Sharif’s recent quarrel with the army over internal policy Pakistan was polarised between him and the army before Sharif took off for Delhi for his meeting with Modi on May 26 Predictions in Islamabad were dire: he is about to be dragged down in a re-run of many earlier overthrows Army chief Raheel Sharif who never looked the part was supposed to depose him and replace him with no one knew who The media “drunk with the wine of nation-worship” as they say backed the army in the quarrel There was a kind of double-take by most TV anchors who first thought hanging Pervez Musharraf was the right thing to do and the government was right in talking peace with the Taliban General Sharif by his actions seemed to signal to them that this was not what the army wanted Then the split came out in the open General Sharif first reasoned with PM Sharif over the treason trial of Musharraf; then after being ignored demonstrated the de facto power of the army by literally blacking out the GEO TV news channel across Pakistan for insulting the ISI Pakistan’s world-renowned army-controlled intelligence agency Discussants on TV talkshows were predominantly right-wing pro-army Cloying intellectuals sprinkled liberally with sharp-tongued retired military officers shut up the moderates whothought PM Sharif had done the right thing by inviting Modi for an official visit and then attending Modi’s swearing-in The outcome of the Modi-Sharif meeting was predictably seen as disastrous by the swelling pro-army tide TV anchors said: Sharif didn’t bring up Kashmir and Pakistan’s rivers being diverted by India; and Modi unfairly demanded an end to cross-border terrorism from Pakistan not even waiting for Sharif to return to Islamabad before appearing to order a move in Parliament to remove the constitutional provision giving special status to Kashmir and thus making it an integral part of India And that Sharif did not mention Balochistan where rascally India was stoking an insurgency but for which Pakistan has so far been reluctant to share proof with India Retired diplomats vented spleen on TV saying Sharif had caused Modi “to slap Pakistan on the face” Hating Modi is easy The entire world did it after 2002 Last year in Muslims in Indian Cities Trajectories of Marginalisation (edited by Laurent Gayer and Christophe Jaffrelot) the indictment was stark: “2002 was a state-sponsored pogrom to ‘clean’ the Hindu Rashtra The 2002 communal violence cannot be analysed the same way as the incidents of 1984 and 1992 This was not a riot but a pogrom which did not remain confined to a city but spread to many others and even to the countryside Twenty-six towns in all were subject to curfew” India under a secular Constitution was put to shame in 2002 Pakistan’s treatment of Hindus and other minorities under an “enabling” religious constitution causes no shame in Pakistan but the world is outraged by the conduct of its courts where ideologically biased judges behave like clerics The world is disappointed in India; it is disgusted by Pakistan which it sees failing as a state Pakistan’s revisionism towards India is at the root of its failure as a state India is the status-quo power big enough to deter Pakistan by its very size Revisionism places on Pakistan the obligation to attack in order to change the status quo The record shows it has not succeeded if you can’t stomach the term defeat The world is not with Pakistan During the Cold War when it got some support the supporters felt morally disturbed which is why Pakistan hates its Cold War supporters today in hindsight In 1998 after Pakistan tested its nuclear device it should have said goodbye to revisionism The theory is that nuclearisation “freezes” the status quo because two nuclear powers can’t attack each other You sit down and look at what each side has and agree to avoid mutual challenge After that you start normalisation through trade and people-to-people contact If you don’t do that you risk nuclear war which is no longer counted as a bilateral affair but something that endangers the globe Instead of that you sign a peace treaty on the basis of status quo Pakistan earned further opprobrium by attacking India in 1999 ridiculously saying the shepherds of Kargil had done it Then US president Bill Clinton led the world opinion that rounded on Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif told him in private he was not to blame for making nonsense of the doctrine of nuclear deterrent The stigma was deepened by the use of non-state actors by the deep state to attack and bleed India through cross-border terrorism till the Frankenstein recoiled on Pakistan and is now poised to bite the neck of all and sundry before ravishing the wobbly Pakistani state After 66 years Pakistan has not settled down as a normal state It is internally troubled and more and more of its territory is ungoverned with each passing day Big cities are falling victim to the disease of the countryside: state dereliction In Karachi Peshawar and Quetta state failure is in full evidence and is creeping into Islamabad and Lahore too In the last-named city the police watched as a family killed their daughter with bricks just outside the high court because she had chosen to contract marriage of her own choice The case was better reported in America than in Pakistan In the same city the Shia-killing leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was acquitted the same week in three cases because the witnesses didn’t turn up Third World news is ugly at times and one has to wear a thick skin to live there but Pakistan’s threadbare soul has been tortured for too long and its citizens who never got enough attention simply because the state was looking east thinking of attacking India to make it yield on the righteous cause of Kashmir are now prisoners of the ideas radiating from the terrorists meant to bother India not Pakistan The state talks to itself all the time because neither India nor the world is willing to listen to it Pakistan’s ex-foreign secretary Riaz Muhammad Khan in his book Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict Extremism and Resistance to Modernity (2011) has the following note on what the world wants of Pakistan if it is to survive: “Pakistan’s ambition to become a hub of economic activity would be difficult to materialise without the opening of transit routes to India When the idea of activating the northern route for commerce with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan was initiated by Pakistan in early 1993 the two countries were enthusiastic The Kazakh minister for transportation convened a meeting and invited ambassadors from both Pakistan and India based in Alma Ata He was disappointed to learn that India could not be included at that time in view of tensions in relations between the two South Asian neighbours The size of India’s market creates the potential and generates interest to liven up prospects of overland transit” The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9 2017 8:25 pm Diljit Dosanjh who only makes public appearances in a turban had cut his hair short for about two years Related News Diljit Dosanjh is steadily making his mark in Bollywood and has generated a lot of curiosity among fans The actor-singer who is a Punjabi sensation is still a sort of mystery for his fans all across the country though The reserved star rarely speaks about his personal life his family and other things making him quite mysterious too Now we hear that some pictures of the actor without his famous turban have gone viral on the internet According to Filmy Monkey Diljit who only makes public appearances in a turban had cut his hair short for about two years However despite that he has made sure to keep his head is covered with a cap or a bandana every time he stepped out of his home One only got to see Diljit in short hair in these viral pictures Here’s are some viral pictures ofDiljit Dosanjh ( courtsey:Filmy Monkey) Diljit Dosanjh who was last seen in Hindi film Phillauri opposite Anushka Sharma is currently judging TV show The Rising Star along with Shankar Mahadevan and Monali Thakur Diljit will soon be seen in his next film Super Singh co-starring Sonam Bajwa The actor is currently on a promotional tour where he is talking about his upcoming film “We were planning to do a superhero film for the last five years But these movies are expensive and we weren’t getting a producer who would invest so much money We roamed around and searched for producers for one-and-a-half years but no luck But thanks to Balaji Motion Pictures they approved it”Diljit told PTI “Since Punjabi films don’t have a big budget there was a phase where we thought the film might not be made anytime soon But I was hopeful it will eventually be made if not today then maybe tomorrow” the actor added Diljit also said “Before the shoot you feel uncomfortable in it but once the camera starts rolling then you are in the zone and forget everything” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Updated: August 24 2016 8:30 pm Individuals working as team listening to upbeat music can have positive effect Top News Listening to upbeat music can have positive effect on the cooperative spirits of individuals working as a team according to a new study In the study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior researchers described two studies they conducted to test the effect of different types of music on the cooperative behaviour of individuals working as a team For each study participants were grouped into teams of three where each team member was given multiple opportunities to either contribute to the team’s value using tokens or keep the tokens for personal use When happy upbeat music was played like “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison or “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles team members were more likely to contribute tokens to the group’s value When music deemed unpleasant was played — like heavy metal songs by less than well-known bands participants were more likely to keep tokens for themselves The researchers found that contribution levels to the public good when happy upbeat songs were played were approximately one-third higher compared to the less pleasant music When researchers conducted a second experiment testing how people react when no music is played the results were the same The researchers concluded that happy music provokes people to more often make decisions that contribute to the good of the team “Our results show that people seem more likely to get into sync with each other if they’re listening to music that has a steady beat to it What’s great about these findings other than having a scientific reason to blast tunes at work is that happy music has the power to make the workplace more cooperative and supportive overall” said Kevin Kniffin researcher at the Cornell University in the US The researchers suggested that starting the day with this simple consideration in mind could result in happier employees and more teamwork For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News PTI By writing off loans taken by farmers, They estimated that among 100,American media reports have said. who stars in his foreign-language nominated film “The Salesman.

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