Thompson said. Arvind had played a stellar role in company of Jagadeesha Suchith to give vital lead of 40 runs against Vidarbha. It reflects on how the roles change for his five bowlers from days one to five.
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I wish I had completed my schooling and gone to college,Lamba’s statement, ?? ? ? — Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) May 16 2017 When Sujatha Gidla was growing up in a Dalit slum in Kakinada Andhra Pradesh she witnessed the grown-ups in her family adopting a deferential servile stance whenever an upper-caste Hindu passed them by Gidla was born an untouchable but was never explicitly told so – she was a Christian her grandfather having been converted and educated by Canadian missionaries before Independence And thus she learned to equate Hindus with superiority and power while Christians were “lowly” and “weak” When she was 15 she watched a movie where a rich girl and a poor boy fall in love The boy is forced by the girl’s family to stop seeing her and after failed attempts to track him down the girl agrees to marry a well-educated wealthy man Gidla’s brain went numb when she saw the wedding scene —the girl was dressed in a Western-style white gown complete with a veil The girl was a Christian while the poor boy was actually a Brahmin “This sheer defiance of the laws of nature portrayed Christians as rich and powerful and – most amazing of all – scornful of Brahmins the highest caste of all” writes Gidla in Ants Among Elephants (Harper Collins) Sujatha Gidla Photo courtesy: Nancy Crampton/Harper Collins In the recently released book the New York-based subway conductor draws up a poignant portrait of the centuries-old caste system in India with her own family’s story at its heart in particular her uncle KG Satyamurthy and her mother Manjula Wherever she travelled in India her untouchability accompanied her like a dark secret something she could never discuss with anybody It was only after moving to America in the early ’90s that she realised that her identity wasn’t confined by her caste and that her family’s stories were “not stories of shame” “It was too shameful to bring up the subject of untouchability even with your own folks I was trying to figure out how it came about I don’t think having a caste system is a traditional custom There’s an economic reason for why a 3000-year-old system still exists I started thinking on the lines of ‘why caste’ instead of saying this is how it is That’s how I started writing the book” says Gidla on the sidelines of the Times Lit Fest in Mumbai In 1999 she began speaking to Satyamurthy on the phone from New York recording their conversations When this proved to be challenging she made two trips to India in the following years “He was an amazing person and had participated in all kinds of struggles since Independence His stories were incredible But by that time he was old and frail and it was exhausting for him to talk” she recalls Satyamurthy was a Maoist revolutionary and had co-founded the People’s War Group (PWG) He was also a noted poet who wrote under the pseudonym Sivasankar Gidla admits that much of her politics was shaped by her uncle’s While she initially viewed liberation through the prism of Christianity she soon crossed over to the side of the revolution and at 14 joined the Radical Student Union a student body of the PWG “Circumstances shape people’s personalities and his were shaped by what was going on at the time whether it was the Independence movement or Telangana He moved further and further left —from Congress to communism to more militant communism to caste politics” says the Regional Engineering College Warangal graduate who was arrested and tortured by the police in her second year after striking against a professor who was failing low-caste students Cover for Sujatha Gidla’s Ants Among Elephants Image courtesy: Harper Collins Despite growing up hearing stories of Satyamurthy through her mother Gidla did not meet him until she was in her early 20s by which time he had been expelled from the PWG “Even after I became a radical student I would keep hearing stories about him from other people in the party and it only intensified the mystique When I met him after the expulsion he was at a very low point He was on the run both from the police and his ex-comrades He didn’t have food to eat and clothes to wear and was seeking my assistance which was very sad" Gidla faced various challenges while putting the book together the biggest of which was the race against death Some voices passed away before she was finished hearing their stories while others were afflicted by poor health —her other uncle Carey’s high school friend lost his ability to speak after a stroke her father’s aunt lost her memory after a fall “There was a part of my uncle’s (Satyamurthy) story I couldn’t bring out —he was a very lively person One of his friends who had been very loyal to him would have remembered all the witty things but he had an early death” While she left India over two decades ago Gidla believes not much has changed and casteism has only got worse Her mother was berated by her upper-caste colleagues women who had been her closest friends after the book was published “They said things like why is she in America if she’s so concerned about your caste fellows Why isn’t she here helping them out” While the reception to Ants Among Elephants has been mostly heartening Gidla is amused by hyperbolic reactions to it in the West “In America people wrote ‘defiance of New York conductor’ or ‘against all odds’ This gives the wrong message — that if you are tenacious enough you can be successful” She doesn’t see it defiance but her life story narrated in plain words “I’m 001 per cent of the untouchables and what I said is nothing compared to what happens to real untouchables in the country If you are shocked by what I had to say imagine how much worse it is for those people” She’s not a fan of reservations as they’re akin to putting a band-aid on a bullet wound and only help a minuscule percentage of untouchables “In competitive exams you can clear the written test but once you get to the oral interview and they see you’re an untouchable they fail you All the untouchables who score enough to be in the merit quota are put into the reservation quota to limit them to that percentage It’s helped very few people to begin with and even if they did get through they were failed at every stage Look at what happened to Rohith (Vemula) he went all the way to a PhD and killed himself she says adding “My sister and I were failed because of our caste But it’s worse for Rohith he died because of the discrimination” Gidla was recently invited to be part of We The Women a women’s only festival curated by Barkha Dutt that had influencers from sports politics and entertainment — but she refused “There were two reasons" says Gidla "First it was sponsored by the UN which in my political view is a fig leaf of American imperialism Secondly Smriti Irani was part of the festival She was instrumental in Rohith’s death His blood is on her hands I couldn’t possibly have participated alongside her” Written by Associated Press | Los Angeles | Published: August 12 2011 4:08 pm Related News Director: Asif Kapadia Cast: Ayrton SennaAlain ProstFrank WilliamsRon Dennis Rating: ***1/2 You don’t have to know a thing about Formula 1 racing to become engrossed by ‘Senna’ That’s because director Asif Kapadia has structured his documentary with the pacingtone and fluidity of a feature film In tracing the brief and brilliant career of the late Brazilian auto racing star Ayrton SennaKapadia relies entirely on archival footagesome of which has never been seen before and much of which comes from inside the vehicle Senna himself is driving This is from the late ’80s and early ’90slong before the advent of contemporary NASCAR television coveragewith its multiple cameras capturing images from every possible angle It’s raw and roughand the signal goes in and outwhich actually makes it even more of a visceralimmersive experience Senna himselfthoughwas all about glamorous good looks and smoothinstinctive action Kapadia follows the decade from when he first bursts onto the Formula 1 scene in 1984 at the Monaco Grand Prix and ends the film with the stunning crash that kills him at age 34 During that periodhe achieves thrillingcome-from-behind victoriesovertakes competitors in the slimmest of spaces and makes a name for himself by driving even better than usual in slickrainy conditions He becomes a three-time world champion and an icon back home at a time when his country badly needs a source of pride and inspiration Hehoweveralso becomes known by fans around the globe for his bitter rivalry with his one-time teammateFrench driver Alain Prostwinner of four world championships Fans of other sports will recognize this awkward dynamicwhether it’s between Shaq and Kobe or Jeter and A-Rod: the need to project an image of unity despite a steadily building animosity behind the scenes Interviews with insiders and reporters who covered the sport then — which are presented in voiceover form and not as traditional talking heads — provide insight while maintaining a sense of cinematic intimacy Despite some ugliness on the trackSenna remains deeply spiritualand devotes time away from racing to raising money for children’s charities From everything we see herehe was an all-around decent guy: a young man who was born to wealth but wasn’t an elitistan athlete blessed with confidencebrains and extraordinary talent and never plagued by self-destructive tendencies ‘Senna’ doesn’t completely deify himbut it does present him in a positive light nearly all the time And it would have been helpful to get a better sense of his personal life beyond fleeting glances of the gorgeous women he dated We know this much: He liked blondes If there’s a villain hereit’s Prostor perhaps Prost’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Marie Balestrethe head of Formula 1 racing who seemed to have it in for Senna Why That’s a topic of speculation Digging a little deeper and showing us what really made Senna tick could have turned a good documentary into a great one ‘Senna’a Universal Pictures and Producers Distribution Agency releaseis rated PG-13 for some strong language and disturbing images Running time: 104 minutes For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPartial ceasefire deal reached in Syria in Trump’s first peace effort | Reuters Fwire Reuters Jul 07 2017 23:48:17 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 07 2017 23:48 PM | Updated Date: Jul 07 2017 23:48 PM Tags : New Delhi: The promoter-versus-outsider debate has returned to the fore on running a blue-chip enterprise in India with experts blaming differences between the top management and some founders for Vishal Sikka quitting as Infosys CEO Sikka took charge as Infosys’ first non-founder CEO in 2014 prior to which the top post at the company was held by one or other founders of the country’s second largest IT firm The company on Friday announced a surprise resignation by 50 -year-old Sikka who cited "a continuous stream of distractions and disruptions" for his decision while the Infosys board was direct in blaming "continuous assault" and "campaign" by founder and ex-chairman NR Narayana Murthy This is the second high profile exit of an ‘outsider’ from the top post of a big enterprise in India after Cyrus Mistry was removed as the head of the over $100 billion Tata group While Mistry’s family has a significant stake in Tata Sons the group’s holding company he was still seen as a non-Tata The main reason cited for his exit by several experts was differences with Ratan Tata Tata group has appointed N Chandrasekaran again a non-Tata but a long-timer at the group firm TCS as its new chief A large number of Indian blue-chips are run by promoter family members and include Bajaj Hero Group Bharti Mahindras Dr Reddy’s Lupin and Sun Pharma While several of these appoint professional outsiders as CEOs and for other top positions the top-most executive positions (including as Executive Chairperson) are held by the promoters At the same time there are also large groups like ICICI HDFC ITC L&T and Axis Bank where the top-management positions are held by non-promoters and for several years together without any disruptions in several of such cases At several family-run companies children are seen to be groomed as successors and some of the examples include both the Reliance groups Wipro Godrej Cipla and Adani While 70-year-old Narayana Murthy’s son Rohan Murthy was also associated with Infosys for a while the IT czar asserted today he is not seeking "any money position for children or power" and his concern primarily was the "deteriorating standard" of corporate governance at Infosys Still several experts and industry leaders opined it was the differences between the promoters and the top management that led to Sikka’s exit Entrepreneur and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted that it is a low point in the history of Infosys and it is "inconceivable" that a professional CEO appointed by the board and shareholders will be "hounded out" Industrialist Harsh Goenka tweeted "To run an organisation effectively you need to humour and understand the axis of power. Cyrus Sikka didn’t" Investor advisory firm IiAS said transitioning from a ‘promoter’ led culture to a professionally managed company is a challenge – for both the company as well as the professional manager HDFC Securities’ V K Sharma said Sikka’s exit draws a long-drawn out boardroom battle to a close "While the company did better than the industry during Sikka’s tenure it was no where near achieving Sikka’s own $20 billion target by 2020 The forthcoming buyback may delay the stock from falling more" he said Sharma said Sikka’s allegation that he was continuously being distracted does not wash as he had long enough a honeymoon period to make his mark Sikka’s resignation also led to Infosys’ stock plunging sharply and the company’s market valuation saw an erosion of over Rs 22000 crore V K Vijayakumar Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services said the market has signalled its displeasure with the stock tanking by 10 percent but this unfortunate incident might turn out to be an opportunity if the board quickly finds a new CEO who can lead from the front without "disruptions" from the promoters “I’m not scared of anyone” “I’m being targeted” are the newest trendiest political jumlas of our time From Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to Kanhaiya Kumar — they are all telling us they are not afraid of anyone Rahul Gandhi used the jumla on Tuesday in his first reaction to the AgustaWestland deal when he was asked about his aid Kanishk Singh’s role “I am always being targeted I am happy to be targeted” was his response Sonia Gandhi has used the jumla twice in the recent past on both the occasions after being embroiled in cases of corruption When she was summoned by a Delhi court in the National Herald case she declared “I am daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi I’m not afraid of anyone” After her name figured in the AgustaWestland case she repeated the jumla I’m not afraid of anyone” What’s the message Sonia or Rahul want to convey to the people as heads of India’s oldest political party Don’t be scared of law Does Sonia want to send a message that the law of the land will not catch up with her even if she was found guilty of violating the law Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi PTI Is she expressing her own imperious indifference and contempt for law or is she saying something that one hears very often being said that people break laws with impunity because they don’t fear laws In a democracy equality of all citizens in the eyes of law is paramount Why does she think she is special It shows her claim to a feudal and privileged entitlement mindset Perhaps her confidence stems from her past experience and a misconceived belief that powerful and privileged people often get away unpunished even after breaking law and found guilty of acts of omissions and commissions Sadly Sonia and Rahul and the privileged class People like them have reasons to put their perceived immunity from law on show The last time and the only time the Gandhi family faced major allegations of corruption was when former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s name figured in the Bofors howitzer gun deal And Rajiv Gandhi emerged unscathed despite there being evidence of kickbacks in the charges of corruption though the scandal brought him down from power And why Rajiv Gandhi only None of the accused in the Bofors scandal got punished despite there being enough evidence One of the key accused Ottavio Quattrochchi the Italian representative of Snamprogetti in India was allowed to flee the country owing to his proximity to the Gandhi family After more than 25 years of cat and mouse game the Bofors case lies buried in the files in courtrooms and government offices Sonia knows very well and so does the political class that nothing much is likely to come out of the chopper deal The scandal has already turned into more of a political slugfest than a criminal legal case to be fought and won in a courtroom Her confidence in cocking a snook at law emanates from general experience and sense of entitlement to immunity One of the fiercest political battles the country witnessed was between Indira Gandhi and Jayaprakash Narayan in the 1970s which led to the defeat of the Congress At no point of time did JP speak any jumla like “I’m not afraid of anyone” though he faced the full might of the Indira government and spent 19 months in jail under the Emergency rule JP could indeed not have been scared of anyone He had undergone third-degree torture under the British rule escaped from jail to participate in the Quit India movement Yet he never put on the sort of arrogance one can Sonia and Rahul showing in public life Our local JNU hero Kanhaiya Kumar is another jumla man In a fantastic turnaround of career he fancies himself taking on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi He says the government is going after him because Modi is scared of him Yet he has been using “I’m not scared of anyone” jumla Nitish Kumar Lalu Prasad Yadav who were major student leaders of their time and who spent 19 months in jail during the Emergency didn’t ever declare with any sense of arrogance and pomp that they were not scared of anyone They also didn’t fancy themselves taking on Indira Gandhi as student leaders They were under no such delusion because they were led by JP The bravados of Sonia and Rahul take me to school days Only two sorts of boys used to crow all the time that they were not afraid of anyone One the class bullies and the other who got bullied The bullies had to repeat the jumla to spread a psychological fear and the bullied used the same jumla to fight off their fear Most people most of the mango people so to say are scared of many things Police government machineries courts and such things do scare law-abiding citizens when they are involved or get accused of any wrongdoing Aren’t Sonia and Rahul law-abiding citizens Panaji:The Goa Women’s Congress on Saturday demanded an apology from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani for making allegations of sexual nature against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and said they would be filing a defamation suit against Irani File image of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani PTI Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Panaji Women’s Congress state chief Pratima Coutinho said Irani had cast aspersions related to sexual harassment on the Gandhi scion "We demand an apology and we will be very soon filing a defamation case on her" Coutinho said Coutinho also cited a recent TV interview of Irani on news channel Times Now where Irani was quoted as saying "Under the watchful eyes of Rahul Gandhi just to get a ticket women candidates have to give sexual favours." Irani in the same 10 October interview had also said that the charge was made "by the Congress candidates themselves" a sentence which was omitted by Coutinho at the press conference New Delhi: Alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani arrested in connection with a decade-old money laundering case involving Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah was sent on Sundayto judicial custody by a Delhi court on a plea of the probe agency Duty Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur allowed the plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after advocate NK Matta appearing for the investigating agency submitted that Wani be sent to judicial custody till 31 August Representational image PTI Thirty-six-year-old Wani was produced before the court on expiry of his two-week custodial interrogation the maximum the ED could be granted under the law He was arrested on 6 August by the ED after a sessions court in New Delhihad issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against him and sent him to eight-day ED custody An open-endednon-bailable warrant unlike the non-bailable warrant does not carry a time limit for its execution According to an ED official Wani was arrested in Srinagar with the help of the state police and later brought to Delhi The ED had issued multiple summons for his appearance in the case but he did not present himself before it Shabir Shah was arrested by the agency from Srinagar on 26 July The ED action against the two was in pursuance of an August 2005 case in which the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Wani He had allegedly claimed to have passed on Rs 225 crore to Shah In 2010 a Delhi court had cleared Wani of terror funding charges but had convicted him under the Arms Act The ED had registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Shah and Wani Wani at the time of his arrest was allegedly found in possession of Rs 63 lakh received by him through hawala channels from the Middle East and a large cache of ammunition on 26 August 2005 During questioning he had told the agency that out of that amount Rs 50 lakh was to be delivered to Shah and Rs 10 lakh to Jaish-e-Mohammad area commander in Srinagar Abu Baqar and that the rest of it was his commission it was stated in the FIR BJP ?? 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Thompson said. Arvind had played a stellar role in company of Jagadeesha Suchith to give vital lead of 40 runs against Vidarbha. It reflects on how the roles change for his five bowlers from days one to five.