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Getty Eighth seed Kashyap lost the opening game but came back strongly in the second only to be forced to concede the match in the decider.” With inputs from Aditi Raja, In 2007,We have great respect for artistes and musicians but it is also important to keep in mind that late Indira Gandhi was not only a very respectable leader of the nation but at the time had also been the leader of the present West Bengal chief minister. For all the latest News Archive News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 29 2014 8:45 am Related News By: Ram Madhav Referring to VD Savarkar’s Hindutva as the basic work of Hindu nationalists Ashutosh Varshney highlights what he surmises as the “three ideas” that constitute the “thematic core” of their ideology (‘Modi the Moderate’ IE March 27) First Hindus are the primary or exclusive owners of the Indian nation India is a Hindu rashtra (nation) Second two minorities — Christians and especially Muslims — have a profound ambivalent relationship with India Third caste divisions within Hinduism and caste-based politics need to be minimised for they undermine Hindu unity The lower castes should follow the Brahminical model of Hinduism Hinduness as a cultural identity that this ancient nation has come to acquire is what Hindu nationalists have always propagated In this proposition Hindu doesn’t represent any religion or mode of worship Instead it is a set of values that have come to be known as the Sanatana Dharma Savarkar himself had given a clear definition to the word “Hindu” in his book: Aasindhu sindhu paryantaa Yasya Bharata Bhoomika/ Pitrubhu Punyabhuchaiva Tavai Hinduriti Smritah Translated “Those who regard this land of Bharat spread between the river Sindhu (in the north) and the ocean Sindhu (Sindhu Sagar — Indian Ocean in the south) as their Pitrubhumi (fatherland) and Punyabhumi (holy land) are called Hindus” It is more about an emotional bonding with the country in which they were born But Savarkar never differentiated Hindus and Muslims as superior and inferior In the manifesto of “Hindu Rashtra” which Varshney had referred to as the basic text Savarkar states: “Religious minorities will have all the right to practise their religion in a Hindu Rashtra and the state will ensure that; but the Hindu Rashra won’t allow creation of a nation within a nation in the name of religious minoritysm” What’s wrong with it This is exactly the situation in the country where Varshney has grown up and prospered the United States In fact MS Golwalkar “Guruji” told an Iranian scholar by the name of Saifuddin Jeelani in 1971: “According to our ways of religious belief and philosophy a Muslim is as good as a Hindu It is not the Hindu alone who will reach the ultimate Godhead Everyone has the right to follow his path according to his own persuasion That is our attitude” Where is the question of primacy or exclusivity Varshney insinuates that Savarkar had said of Christians and Muslims that “India is not their ‘punyabhumi (holy land)’ “ “As a result their love for India is ‘divided’ They need to demonstrate their fidelity to India or must be made into Indians; Indian loyalties cannot be assumed to exist” is how Varshney interprets Savarkar’s view It is important to note that Savarkar had always maintained that he didn’t differentiate between Hindus and Muslims When a journalist asked him in Lahore in 1938 when he was Hindu Mahasabha president as to why he and MA Jinnah were bent upon dividing the nation along communal lines his reply was sharp: “Your question is misplaced While I am for equal treatment for all Jinnah is for more and more concessions for Muslims” This emphatically exposes the hollowness of the charges that Savarkar wanted Muslims as second-class citizens in a Hindu Rashtra Here it is also important to understand the prevailing situation in India at that time Large sections of the Muslim population were influenced by Jinnah’s “Two Nation” theory causing serious consternation in the minds of many a leader Forget what leaders like Sardar Patel had said even a secular-minded leader like Jawaharlal Nehru had raised his voice of concern Nehru asked the students of Aligarh Muslim University in 1948: “I have said that I am proud of our inheritance and our ancestors who gave an intellectual and cultural pre-eminence to India How do you feel about this past Do you feel that you are also sharers in it and inheritors of it and therefore proud of something that belongs to you as much as to me Or do you feel alien to it and pass it by without understanding it or feeling that strange thrill which comes from the realisation that we are the trustees and inheritors of this vast treasure I ask you these questions because in recent years many forces have been at play diverting people’s minds into wrong channels and trying to pervert the course of history You are Muslims and I am a Hindu We may adhere to different religious faiths or even to none; but that does not take away from us that cultural inheritance that is yours as well as mine” Let me quote another senior leader on this issue: “Islam is a system of social self-government and is incompatible with local self-government because the allegiance of a Muslim does not rest on his domicile in the country which is his but on the faith to which he belongs To the Muslim wherever there is the rule of Islam there is his own country In other words Islam can never allow a true Muslim to adopt India as his motherland and regard a Hindu as his kith and kin” This was not Savarkar or Golwalkar it was BR Ambedkar in his book Pakistan or The Partition of India However even these statements of Nehru and Ambedkar shouldn’t be taken out of context to suggest they were anti-Muslim The primary concern of all national leaders at the time was to somehow ensure national unity by understanding and exploring socio-religious dynamics Savarkar and for that matter Golwalkar believed in and worked for Hindu-Muslim unity Their approach was different from that of others But their commitment to it was above board In the early 1940s Savarkar openly appreciated it when a group of Muslims in Lucknow got together and passed a resolution saying “any Muslim slaughtering a cow will be considered an enemy of Hindu-Muslim unity” Savarkar immediately issued a press statement saying “if such gestures keep on coming from Muslims Hindu-Muslim unity is possible” That brings us to the third point about caste and Hinduism Hindutva’s emphasis on minimising caste distinctions and creating Hindu unity is interpreted by Varshney as forcing lower castes to follow the “Brahminical model of Hinduism” Varshney doesn’t explain what he means by “Brahminical model of Hinduism” All his life Savarkar fought against caste-based inequalities and untouchability He was the first to launch the temple entry campaign for “Harijans” He was unequivocal in his condemnation of the distorted caste system “As the Sanatana Dharma did not die due to this tectonic change so too it will not die if the present-day distortion that is caste division is destroyed” he exhorted In fact Varshney’s Hindu nationalist is at the core not an exclusivist but a universalist and humanist Rejecting notions of “high and low” on the basis of caste Savarkar wrote: “No one should ever think that a certain Hindu caste is high or that another is low The notion of high and low will be determined by overt merit of individuals Every Hindu child has but one caste at birth — Hindu Other than that consider no other sub-caste ‘Janmanaa jaayate Hinduhu (Everyone is a Hindu by birth)’ In truth every man has but one caste at birth — human” The Hindu nationalist whom Varshney called “Brahminical” declared once that “I felt like rebelling against the caste system Just as I felt I should rebel against the foreign rule over Hindusthan I also felt that I should rebel against the caste system and untouchability in Hindusthan” It is important to look at the works of Savarkar and others as neutral empires Inherent ideological biases result in lopsided analyses like the one produced by Ashutosh Varshney The writer is in-charge media and public relations Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 30 2016 10:06 am Shah Rukh Khan- Alia Bhatt starring Dear Zindagi released on November 25 Related News Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi has just released and doing really well at the box-office The film is leaving people with really important life lessons and a smile on their faces While we are waiting to see them together in theatres again a Filmfare report suggests that King Khan already has an idea in his mind And by the way this idea might just leave you shocked Apparently according to the report when SRK was asked if he would like to re-team with Alia again the actor joked “If they have a younger boy older woman story then maybe… we could do a reverse Nishabd Though I’d not want the relationship to be in any kind abusive to a young boy” In fact a report also states that Alia and Shah Rukh were seen discussing a few ideas during the shoot of Dear Zindagi so if one fine day they announce a film together we know where it is coming from Also read |Salman Khan Alia Bhatt share first look of Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma film seepic On the work front Alia Bhatt is riding high on the success of Gauri Shinde’s directorial Dear Zindagi which has earned Rs 3675 crore in four days since its release The actor will also appear in Badrinath Ki Dulhania which also stars Varun Dhawan in the lead role More from the world of Entertainment: Meanwhile Shah Rukh who played the role of a counsellor in Alia-starrer film is prepping up for release of his much awaited film Raees The film is scheduled for January 26 release For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: Concerned over growing incidents of cybercrime Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed various measures including strengthening of surveillance and legal framework to deal with financial frauds using bank cards and e-wallets A high-level inter-ministerial meeting chaired by the home minister took stock of the steps being taken to check financial cybercrime emanating from the usage of cards and e- wallets in particular and how to protect interests of the citizens according to a home ministry statement Big data analysis by IIT-Delhi for identification of perpetrators of phone frauds in order to prevent duplication across e-wallets and providing additional information through SMS or email alerts to customers from banks or e-wallet companies are some of the key actions being taken by the government Representational imageReuters The customer alert mechanism to include names of beneficiaries of any financial transaction wherever necessary for better traceability and crosschecking on the part of the victim publishing online statistics depicting the specific incidents frauds against of e-wallet companies and banks along with details including investigation to enable customers to make an informed choice before subscribing to e-wallet services are other initiatives being planned Legal aspects involved in making the ‘Metadata Archival’ possible by way of sharing of data among different government or private agencies reduction of insurance cost and mandatory KYC for all the entities issuing PPIs (Pay-per-install) disabling of default international transactions facility for credit/debit cards are also being contemplated the statement said An inter-ministerial committee on phone frauds (IMCPF) has been constituted in the home ministry in September last The committee with representatives of various stakeholders including the Reserve Bank of India and law enforcement agencies has already discussed various nature of phone frauds taking place in India and the steps to be taken by various stakeholder organisations in order to curb such instances As many as 144496 cyber security attacks were observed in the country in last three years according to data tabled in Parliament As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) total 44679 49455 and 50362 cyber security incidents were observed during 2014 2015 and 2016 respectively Cyber security incidents included phishing scanning/probing website intrusions and defacements virus/malicious code and denial of service attacks As per data maintained by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) total 5693 9622 and 11592 cybercrime cases were registered in 2013 2014 and 2015 respectively In Monday’s meeting the home minister was informed about the measures taken by the Jharkhand Police to crackdown on the perpetrators of phone frauds which has resulted in considerable fall in instances of these crimes Singh directed the IMCPF to examine all the issues in consultation with all the relevant stakeholders expeditiously By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3 2017 12:25 pm Samsung Experience 90 Beta program which is built on the Android Oreo OS has started rolling for select customers (Source: Reuters) Samsung Experience 90 Beta program which is built on the Android Oreo OS has started rolling for select customers on the Galaxy S8 S8+ Samsung Experience is the new name for the company’s earlier UI called TouchWiz and version 90 will eventually power the new Galaxy S9 expected to come out next year For now Samsung is rolling out the beta program to limited customers According to Samsung’s press statement Galaxy S8 S8+ users in South Korea the US and the UK will get a chance to preview the new Samsung Experience 90 before its official release Samsung says it will have additional rounds of registration for the same The bad news is that India based customers with a Galaxy S8 or S8+ can’t yet register to try out the beta program and get Android Oreo experience on their phones Samsung’s Experience 90 beta will give customers testing the preview version a chance to try out the new features in the UI Samsung says this is built on Android Oreo UI and UX The company is hoping to gain customer feedback insight via the beta program and thus optimise user experience Samsung says in order to apply for the program users will need a Samsung Account The option to sign into the beta program could be provided in the Samsung Members app or the Samsung+ app for the US The apps are available on Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps on the Samsung phone itself Given that Samsung has just started with beta testing for the Android Oreo based UI it could be a while before the stable build arrives for customers across the world Samsung has promised Galaxy S8 Note 8 series will get Android Oreo For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdEchoes of the past reverberated in Australia’s 3-1 victory over India at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in Ipoh There were signs that the distance between the World Champions and Asian Games Champions had been bridged; to some extent The earlier league win against New Zealand (3-0) was a precursor that India had the resilience to close down teams building a fortress like defence Australia was not at their best yet they had enough fire-power to raise levels when required and in the end win comfortably Australia move to seven points from three matches within striking distance of yet another Azlan Shah final India sit on four points with two matches in hand a draw or defeat in any could take away the satisfaction of playing the season’s first big final India in action against Australia at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Image courtesy: Twitter/@HockeyIndia After the match Indian coach Roelant Oltmans said “It’s not about playing a close game with Australia It’s about winning against them” India played Australia seven times in 2016 winning only once that too in the first Test of the two-Test series in Victoria India won that match 3-2 with goals from Affan Yousuf In that period across tournaments Australia scored 25 goals against us the worst defeat (5-1) coming at the league stage of the 2016 Azlan Shah India scored 12 goals; six of those goals were scored in the Test series showing a mindset that in tournaments we do crack There is no doubt that Australia is our bogey team In the Olympics we have played 10 times winning only thrice with two draws and five losses In the World Cup we have played eight times won once drawn once and lost six times In the Champions Trophy we have played 15 times winning twice drawing thrice and losing 10 times In the Commonwealth Games we have played five times and lost all matches And now here at the Azlan Shah we have played 15 times with India winning thrice one draw and Australia victorious 11 times There is a psychological burden that the India team carries against Australia Somewhere at the back of the mind embedded in the soul it ticks away like a clock reminding us of our frailties against a team that may be passing through a transition after the Rio Olympics yet has enough skill and power to beat us Australia’s coach Colin Batch a member of the ’86 Australian World Cup winning team said he was happy with the way Australia played and that he was confident that Australia would improve with time “There were periods that India played well” said Batch “But we were able to change the momentum” It was Australia who set the pace in the beginning before India took control in the midfield gave Harmanpreet Singh a chance to move on the right flank and overlap with Pardeep Mor forcing their defence back thus creating space in the middle which was exploited by Sardar Singh and Manpreet Singh the captain of the match There were periods where India would have scored Akashdeep Singh had two deflections hurrying past the post And once Akashdeep played in tandem with Mandeep who just wasn’t allowed space to either take a reverse hit or even pass SV Sunil again had an off day It’s worrying that a forward with that kind of speed and skill is not able to leave a mark The blow came when PR Sreejesh lunged forward and twisted his knee He hobbled off and Akash Chikte took his place Oltmans later felt that it wasn’t exactly a body blow to India’s chances in the match “It’s too simplistic a reasoning It has to do more with execution of the game plan After we were leading we did not continue playing the way we were doing before” The Indian coach didn’t offer an explanation for that However Australia showed patience and took their chances on the right flank and also by playing in from the middle The man-of-the-match may have gone to Eddie Ockenden but the player who drove the Aussie attacks and broke the Indian midfield was Tom Craig The Australian who plays for Kalinga Lancers in the Hockey India League showed his ability to cover a lot of ground was defensively strong had some great mid-range shots combined with some terrific intensity In the third quarter Craig defended almost at the edge of the Australian striking circle moved into midfield finally ending up in the Indian striking circle to almost score off a deflection India missed a similar player They have one in Manpreet but surprisingly the captain of the day decided to leave his mojo back at the hotel Oltmans was right when he said “I think you will agree that until we scored our goal we played fantastic After the first two minutes we controlled the game We had good attacks But after we led it started going down You know that Australia is always looking to turn the momentum around and they did” It was a lovely turn of pace that gave India the lead in the 26th minute Harmanpreet found yards of free space and he sped in turned and found himself in the Australian striking circle His shot hit Andrew Philpott’s stick with the deflection headed towards the goal It seemed that Mandeep had the last touch But officially the goal was awarded to Harmanpreet; the reasoning being that it had entered the Australian goal India at this stage had territorial advantage Sardar was playing well and his skills had the Australians worried Maybe at this stage a midfield trio of Sardar Harjeet and Manpreet could have pushed harder and tightened the screws around Australia But the substitutions hardly brought the three together The rhythm and momentum of keeping the World Champions in a defensive frame of mind was lost Two minutes before the second quarter finished Chikte made a good save of Australia’s second penalty corner But a field play saw him take a shot on the pads The rebound rolled away to his right and before Mor or any other defender could react Ockenden had tapped it in It was a brilliant piece of opportunism It was still anybody’s game At the end of two quarters the scores were tied 1-1 Four minutes into the third quarter 34th minute Australia took the lead Matthew Swann couldn’t stop the fifth penalty corner cleanly but reacted swiftly to retrieve the ball and send it to Craig standing right in the middle of the circle Craig squeezed it between Chikte’s pads Yet again Australia had created a goal from nothing India as a team is very structured and defensively sound so these blips during crucial moments came as a surprise Instead of raising their levels and fighting back the intensity slipped and suddenly Australia had a grip on the match The slip-shod defending in the 51st minute fourth quarter showed that spirits were flagging and probably there were tired limbs around Tom Wickham made his move from the right flank and ran through the middle of the Indian striking circle with the goal on his right He slipped past not just one but five defenders before crunching a reverse hit that beat Chikte It was a wonderful goal conjured out of thin air Oltmans felt India were unlucky with the third goal “From our point of view it was a clear foot from one of the Australian players before the goal was scored” he said India pulled off Chikte with around six minutes left in the fourth quarter and Rupinder Pal Singh took the field with a bib But Australia were not be denied and won the year’s first encounter with India quite comfortably “Australia is quite a good team as we all know so to lose against a very good team is part of the game” said Oltmans “We have seen also that in quite a number of games (in the past) we did match Australia But in the end it is not about matching It is about winning” Or maybe what Oltmans left unsaid was the need to demonstrate some steel in losing situations and haul yourself back into contention By: Express Web Desk | Updated: South Korea registered another emphatic win Top News South Korea who had beaten the defending champions India in their tournament opener continued their winning run Dong Ju Hong-led side beat Argentina by 64-42 Koreans dominated the fist half and had a lead of 43-11 over the Argentine players? 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