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(ENS) For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Hyderabad | Published: October 17 2015 12:35 pm When Vidya Balan expressed her desire to meet designer Gaurang Shah’s weavers and experience hand-woven textiles he drove her around various villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Related News Actress Vidya Balan is known for her admiration for silk saris and when she took out time to meet textile designer Gaurang Shah’s weavers she was lucky enough to be coached about textile creation and every aspect of weaving technique When Vidya expressed her desire to meet Gaurang’s weavers and experience hand-woven textiles he drove her around various villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana “As I stepped into Shah’s weaver’s village and entered the first master weaver family pit loom I was greeted with the gentle and steady rhythmic clicking of simple bamboo looms This weaving technique was as ancient as the intricate patterns that are produced by Shah’s Jamdani weaver” Vidya said in a statement “I stood in awe and watched the exquisite art of weaving in progress in absolute silence as the story of weaving was unfolding step by step” she added Share This Article Related Article What amazed Vidya the most was the way the threads comprising the warp and weft were tied with immaculate precision “It was fascinating and engrossing journey” recalled Vidya who also learnt that Jamdani can now be woven with a combination of silk and cotton or even just silk “The colours are no longer restricted to the off-white grey and indigo palette of yore His weavers are specialists in the art Jamdani technique who can accomplish thread by thread tying of the entire expanse of textile to be woven” she added According to her weaving is a “beautiful story” The highlight of the visit was when Vidya was invited to sit in the loom with the weaver and then gently was coached to weave the threads working the pins and looking for the nod of assurance from the indulgent weaver “Having experienced the enduring artistry and hard work that goes into weaving a sari I relish draping hand-woven garment more than ever Indian textiles always guarantee to make us look stunning and I would love to expand its admiration by draping them and talking about it to people I meet all over the world” Vidya said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: January 5 2011 5:28 am Related News The current sense of moral crisesacross a range of institutionshas led to a justifiable clamour for institutional reform and political accountability There is no dearth of proposed solutions: everything from the creation of independent investigative agencies with more powers to political reform is on the table But there is a little bit of wishful thinking in many of these proposals Eisenhower once said that sometimes you can solve a big problem only by making it bigger; to tackle specific challenges you need to embed them in larger institutional changes There is therefore something to the thought that we need to think of change more systematically But here are three paradoxes of institutional reform Firstin an era where even the smallest of reforms has become hostage to political divisionrancour and monumental shortsightednesshow do we expect the very same political forces to join hands and bring about larger and more consequential changes In an era when routine functioning has become difficultwe are expecting political miracles Secondinstitutional measures are not a sufficient condition for reform The tragedy of our times is that the independent institutionswhose formal powers were unchallengedlike the Supreme Courthave begun to lose moral authorityunable to dispose of the smallest of internal issues with any degree of confidence The big mystery of our time is not corruption; it is the breakdown of institutional proprieties at so many sites And this crisis will only deepen Just looking at the quality of recruitment in so many institutionsit would be hard not to conclude that this crisis may deepen Why do we not even for a moment think that new institutions will not reproduce the pathologies of the current ones We need to think of not just formal quick fixesbut how norms come to be embedded in institutions Thirdthere is a great clamour for what might be called punitive solutions If only we could punish someonecorruption would disappear Punishment is one important aspect of accountability Absence of punishment can encourage impunity But it is not the whole story For one thingit is not clear that societies that rely on purely punitive measures against corruption (including execution) have got rid of it But there is another deeper truth The need to resort to pervasive punishmentrather than creating new normscan also be a signal of social failurewhere nothing holds society together other than punishment The current sense of institutional disorientation is pervasiveand infects a vast range of institutions: politicsjudiciarycivil servicemediaacademiacorporatesarmed forcesthe professions It is almost as if an entire ruling classand those who have recently joined its rankshave lost their sense of purposea sense of what their institutions are supposed to be abouta sense of their identity and mission The more pervasive danger we face in these institutions is not corruptionit is a sense of anomiewhere fewer and fewer members of these professions can give an account of what they are supposed to be aboutin a way that can legitimise them with the public The crisis of our institutions has to be located in broader cultural changes than have denuded them of meaning Elements of these larger changes deserve attention Indian literature has produced vivid pictures of oppressionhumiliation and inequality; it is yet to produce a great portrait of the psychological dependencies that the new role of money can engender Many of our corrupt politicians seem to be political versions of the Great Gatsby To paraphrase Freudmoney is not about money It is always importantbut in times of social change it signals three different things Firstit is the means and sign of social mobility Access to state offices is still an important path to social mobility Secondthe power of money is intimately tied to a form of democratisation No one can now be assured of their social standing based on rank; all claims to authority are uncertainand access to material power becomesin the endthe sole fixed point and source of uncontestable value In the professions in particularwhen old closed guilds break downmoney has the allure of being an objective criterion by which to measure worth It is strangely democraticin that it does not depend on any authority or closed peer group for validation But it is strangely corrosivefor the meaning of professional accomplishment gets transmuted Thirda consequence of democratisation is not just that it opens paths to mobility; it makes those already privileged fear losing what they have In a way middle-class anxieties have been enhanced rather than diminished by expanding opportunities The desire of those who want to move up the ladder and the fears of those who might fall down are producing a strange alchemy Despite our selves and our better instinctsmoney comes to be legitimised in ways that are unreasonable What we are seeing on display is not just greed; it is a society struggling to find a measure of worth How many of us have not been vulnerable to this struggle No wonder every single institution seems unhinged Societies are not held together only by lawsformal institutions or punitive measures They depend upon a complex set of social understandings about the norms and objectives of different institutions and social roles How are these social understandings produced We take it for granted that we know the answer to this question But the blunt truth is that in societies in transition the answer to this question is very elusive There is a lot of hope vested in the fact that we believe the next generation will not be tainted by the complicities of the current one But this is more hope than accomplished fact The next generation is truly extraordinary in its talent and aspiration But equallyit also has a great sense of entitlementwhich may take a pathological form It can be invested entirely in personal advancement; and the quest for security can itself produceas Montesquieu taught usnew forms of timidity It is perhaps not an accident thatwith one or two exceptionsyou see no young politicians respond to this sense of crisis Where is the generational equivalent of the Young Turks that the last set of corruption crises generated While we pursue our institutional solutions with assiduitywe should be under no illusion that the equally important task of moral education and cultivation of an institutional sensibility will be a long haul Let us hope our good luck with growth buys us the time to settle into new moral bearings The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janeiro: Rio Olympics organizers said Tuesday they are concerned by the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil but confident the problem will have cleared up in time for the Games More than 15 million Brazilians are estimated to have been infected by the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus over the last few months Most suffer few symptoms but the virus is believed to be linked to birth defects in babies born to women who were pregnant when they were infected Representational image AP Despite international alarm Rio will be able to run the Games without problem because by their start on August 5 the main mosquito season is over officials told a press conference "In August the number of mosquitos falls dramatically and the number of Zika cases will mirror this fall" said Joao Grangeiro head of medical services for the Rio 2016 organizing committee Brazil has warned pregnant women not to travel to the country echoing previous warnings by the United States and other countries However Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said "We are sure we will win this battle and it will not affect the Games" Grangeiro said that precautions would still be taken and that athletes and tourists should wear "appropriate clothing" close windows and use repellant The most important measure he said was to continue ongoing work to rid the city of mosquito breeding sites — often just pools of stagnant water — "and to maintain permanent vigilance on possible areas where they could start" The main birth defect blamed on Zika is microcephaly in which the child is born with a small head AFP Many might have thought Indian prime minister Narendra Modi popping up on screen at a Coldplay concert would be the most surprising event of the weekend Australia’s selectors however decided to fix that by naming four debutants in their squad for the third Test against South Africa After a run of five straight defeats these picks will optimistically be seen as a breath of fresh air by some supporters Others will regard the squad as so green it photosynthesises The new look Australia ahead of the Adelaide Test Image Credit: Cricket Australia On Saturday night Modi decided to channel Bob Dylan in his video address borrowing lines from “The Times They Are A-Changin’ to argue in defence of his controversial demonetisation policy On Sunday the Sydney Morning Herald media were to be found quoting a line found in another Dylan song comforting themselves that “the darkest hour is right before the dawn” Inevitably fans in England have been amused by the situation but for those of more advancing years the schadenfreude will be tempered by the knowledge that things could actually be far more dismal for their oldest foe There’s plenty of competition for the gloomiest nadir of English Test cricket from the four captain summer of 1988 to the defeat at The Ovalto New Zealand in 1999 which sent them plummeting to bottom of the world rankings There’s the loss of eight consecutive Ashes series the 46 all out in Port of Spain in 1994 and the bubble-bursting one-off home walloping at the hands of Sri Lanka immediately following an uplifting series victory against South Africa in 1998 Australian fans should remember they have only lost five matches For the ten years comprising the 1990s their England counterparts were repeatedly driven to lose their minds and all against a backdrop of administrative chaos and player picks which veered wildly between the nostalgic bizarre optimistic and at times inexplicable Last week Rod Marsh Australia’s chairman of selectors decided it was time to drop himself His choices have been nowhere near as scattergun as England’s in the nineties but successor Trevor Hohns’s are certainly out of the ECB playbook for the time English cricket (unlike its football) has grown wary of quick fixes and the blame game Callum Ferguson and Peter Nevill and to some extent Marsh himself can certainly feel they have – to misquote the famous malapropism of David Warner’s brother – been made scapegoats There are other Anglo-Aussie parallels Back in 1994-5 seamer Martin McCague was memorably termed “the rat that joined the sinking ship” for being Australia-raised yet choosing to play against them for a floundering England He is often seen as the totem of English desperation at the time but he is not without his distinguished fans That the wheel has now turned and an English-born player in Matt Renshaw has been picked for a floundering Australia has of course not gone unnoted As with Usman Khawaja who was born in Pakistan he will become not only a member of Australia’s side but indicative of a changing Australia itself (though the eagle-eyed will note there is already a fairly long history of English migration to those shores) Unlike McCague Renshaw will for now be spared the barbs of his former countrymen but it will be surprising if the South Africans especially with Faf du Plessis in such feisty verbal form fail to jibe at him as a “useless pom” or similar The mint-and-lollipop ball-tampering tutting presently directed at the Proteas captain is also another copy of English despair reminiscent of the Wasim and Waqar tour of 1992 when a haughty tutting at how so much reverse swing transpired distracted from the real problems of the home side Players’ supposed obsession with T20 has inevitably been blamed for Australia’s demise a claim which started during the hapless tour of Sri Lanka We tried that in England too but as the cause of team disunity? Twitter @MeaIndia "The picture was taken on 22 July, 2015 In the photograph, "Doctors and engineers will be there — but if your child is good at the game, apocryphal tales about him abound. nor he had any overt inclination to pitch for the top post.” he said. a local goon can be seen mouthing dialogue ‘Jo Mala Nadla – Me Tyala Fodla’ (Whoever messes with me – I will destroy him).

"We need to look at our players’ conditions and recovery and as of now I haven’t planned anything tactical for the match against NorthEast, “In both election (Lok Sabha) manifestos of 2009 and 2014, 2017 6:23 am File photo of IFS officer Birender Chaudhary Related News THE CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed 1, The cars are different too, While this offers a good chance to cross promote Formula 1 in America,M. a role usually offered to senior heroines, For details, the stage is set for a high-stakes battle between the ruling BJP? manned by citizen-volunteers.

I inform that I am up to date with my tax obligations, Solanki had to resign following the leak of the memoir. also left an impression on the former India batsman. known as Basel-III. The record-shattering rise in mercury led weathermen to examine the temperature measuring instruments and other factors that led to the condition. believed to be of Bose, had said that addressing the concerns of “upper caste poor who feel that no party represents their concerns and anxieties” will not only be “crucial for Congress revival in Uttar Pradesh but would be essential to resurrect the declining legitimacy of the social justice regime”. The writer is a contributing editor for ? president of district Congress committee, No Tendulkar Parliamentarians were relying on Sachin Tendulkar to ensure that they won a cricket match against journalists.

to Gujral Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral was horrified to learn from CPWD engineers that the Central government proposed to shift the samadhi of his late father,which may consume time. At presentthe course is available in post graduation at the Department of Gandhian StudiesPU PU authorities revive anti-ragging measures CHANDIGARH: Ahead of the new academic sessionscheduled to begin in mid JulyPanjab University (PU) authorities on Friday held a meeting to lay down anti-ragging guidelines The universitys Anti-Ragging Committee chaired by Dean University Instructions BS Brar held that the rules already framed in the last couple of years will continue to be in force Citing the ragging case reported last yearthe members held that strict measures will be taken against those who violate the rules “Students found guilty can be rusticateddenied hostel admission and permission to sit for semester exams and can also be suspended” one of the officials said Special instructions have been issued to hostel wardens They have been directed to remain objective and strict in their approach while dealing with any complaints of ragging Senior students will be assigned the responsibility to keep a tab on those indulging in harassment of the newcomers A PCR van will also be regularly making rounds on PU campus For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHong Kong: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and world number four Elina Svitolina both withdrew from the Hong Kong Open with injuries Thursday leaving the WTA event devastated after a spate of pre-tournament pullouts and early big name exits A tearful third seed Wozniacki appeared on centre court just after her second-round match against Lizette Cabrera had been due to start to announce she had injured her elbow in practice Elina Svitolina in action during the Hong Kong Open Getty "I want to apologise to everyone who came out today to watch this match" said an emotional Wozniacki who won the title on the same court 12 months ago "I did everything I could possibly to get ready for today" she told the crowd "But unfortunately I hurt my elbow during practice and there’s just no way I could perform my best out here today "Unfortunately I have to withdraw from the tournament" she added choking back tears Top seed Svitolina earlier withdrew from her last-16 match against Nicole Gibbs citing a right groin strain sustained during a mammoth 3hr 21min quarter-final defeat in Beijing last week to the eventual champion there Caroline Garcia "I picked up the injury a little bit in Beijing" she said "It’s the groin All the time when I go for wide shots or stretch I feel it Ukraine’s Svitolina and Denmark’s Wozniacki both have one eye on this month’s lucrative WTA Finals in Singapore where the top eight will battle it out for a massive $7 million prize fund "I will probably do some scans now to see how it is because you know I have Singapore" admitted Svitolina "It’s a tough decision because I really wanted to play here" Big name no-shows The tournament which has just two seeds left standing at the last-eight stage was rocked even before it started by the pullouts of three other big names US Open champion Sloane Stephens cried off with an injury after losing in the first round in both Wuhan and Beijing her only appearances since her Flushing Meadows triumph British world number 10 Johanna Konta also cancelled her trip because of a foot problem while France’s 13th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic opted out with a knee injury Of the star players that did show up at Victoria Park number two seed Venus Williams was sent packing in her second-round match in straight sets on Wednesday by Japanese teen sensation Naomi Osaka And she was swiftly followed by fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beaten in three sets by the resurgent former US Open champion Sam Stosur In the little action that did take place on court Thursday China’s eighth seed Zhang Shuai was ousted by American Jennifer Brady 6-3 6-4 who will face Gibbs in an all-American quarter-final It left Wang Qiang as the sole Chinese representative in the draw after she breezed past Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum 6-4 6-4 Wang will face Australia’s Stosur in Friday for a place in the semi-finals and Cabrera the world number 155 has an all-Australian last-eight match against Daria Gavrilova the seventh seed The only other seed remaining number six Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will play Osaka Big-hitting American Brady ranked 70 easily overcame an out-of-sorts local crowd favourite Zhang 6-3 6-4 in just over an hour Brady smacked down seven aces to overpower the world number 31 whose inconsistent serve was broken three times in the second set alone "I started strongly with the first break and was aggressive" said Brady "So I’m happy with the win" In a match worthy of the final Chennaiyin FC took the lead fell behind and then staged a stunning comeback in the dying stages to lift the ISL trophy at the Fatorda last night In more ways than one the match was a microcosm of Chennaiyin’s entire season — a slow hesitant start bursts of brilliance hopeless loss of form and then an improbable bullish run to blow everyone off their feet Here a snapshot of Chennaiyin FC performance in ISL-2 which culminated in a thrilling 3-2 win against hosts FC Goa The slow start Before the season began some astute transfers meant Chennaiyin FC were among the most balanced squads and was rightly given the favourites tag Chennaiyin FC celebrate becoming ISL season 2 champions Photo: ISL Two things probably went against them Burden of expectations and too many new faces in the playing XI The team started the new season on a wrong note with two defeats The move of keeping Elano in the centre seemed to be ineffectual Elano it seemed was too eager to do all on his own The team needed new inspiration Bursts of brilliance with growing attacking solidity Chennaiyin then came up with a change in formation with an unfamiliar two banks of four with Elano and Mendoza up front This led to a run of five games which gave Chennaiyin 3 wins a defeat and a draw Barring the game against NorthEast United FC (where they reverted to earlier formation) the attack seemed to click together with striker John Stiven Mendoza scoring a brilliant hat-trick against FC Goa With six goals from five games Mendoza was well on his way for the Golden Boot This run also established Raphael Augusto as the central midfield lynchpin for Chennaiyin He controlled the midfield and provided an extra thrust and creativity which was a refreshing change and a dependable alternative for Elano Down and almost out Chennaiyin’s old nemesis — their defense — came unstuck to pull them to the bottom They suffered three defeats and conceded six goals Not just the number but the timing and manner in which they conceded that was really demoralising The attack also seemed out of steam returning a meagre two goals Profligacy and Murphy’s law caught up with them The bullish run The next seven games saw Chenniyin win six and suffer an inconsequential loss against Atletico de Kolkata in the second leg of the semifinals The highlight in the first of those four games has been how the team functioned as a unit Firstpost already covered that in detail With Atletico de Kolkata looming Chennaiyin were dealt a serious blow in the form of suspensions for captain Elano Blumer and defender Mehrajuddin Wadoo The team brushed off their absence nonchalantly and pretty much killed the tie in the first-leg with an eventually unassailable 3-0 lead When Atletico de Kolkata threw everything at them in the second leg they withstood the pressure and even nicked an away goal to seal the berth in the final Apoula Edel Bete — the bedrock on whom the entire comeback was built — coming to the fore again Sunday’s grand finale showcased this never ending resilience in the face of adversity that Chennaiyin displayed through this tournament Colwyn Bay: Glamorgan teenager Aneurin Donald equaled Ravi Shastri’s record for the fastest double-century in first-class cricket with a stunning innings against Derbyshire on Sunday Aneurin Donald Glamorgan Twitter Donald’s knock included 15 sixes with his 200 from just 123 balls equaling the mark set by former India international Shastri in his home country in 1985 The 19-year-old came to the crease at Colwyn Bay with his side 96-3 in the County Championship encounter and immediately went on the attack before reaching his maiden Championship ton with a six He also brought up both his 150 and 200 with sixes before holding out to long-on after racking up 234 from only 136 deliveries Glamorgan ended the first day on 491-8 download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ritika Jha | Chandigarh | Published: July 7, To help these villagers make a living,5 lakh kg grass has been distributed in the two drought-hit areas.R Premadasa Stadium, The NCF grants both agency, thereby providing access to Turkmenistan as well as northern Afghanistan through its connection to the Bafq-Mashad route,000 m to 4,The judgment was expected.

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