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For that he has to do more than delivering routine, The MS Dhoni actor has got inked and his tattoo can be called one of the most thought after we saw in recent times.media buyers need to be responsible folk since they are, Coincidently, 2017 yes proud indeed of INDIA and this achievement . http://s.tco/4R8nFBSLt4 — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 15 2017 WATCH VIDEO |ISRO Sets World Record Successfully Launches PSLV-37 Rocket With Record 104 Satellites Into Orbit ISRO till now has managed to send up 20 satellites in one go The bar however was set by Russia in 2014 when it launched 37 satellites in a single mission For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Los Angeles | Published: January 6 2017 7:48 pm Priyanka Chopra is having trouble in picking out an outfit for the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards ceremony here Top News Indian actress Priyanka Chopra who made stunning fashionable debut at the red carpet of Oscars and Emmys last year is having trouble in picking out an outfit for the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards ceremony here Priyanka who is earning applause for her work internationally courtesy her American show “Quantico” and will be making her Hollywood debut with “Baywatch” this year will be one of the presenters at the 74th edition of the gala She tweeted on Friday: “Sometimes too many options aren’t a good thing… Golden Globes Girl Problems … suggestions” Golden Globe Awards recognise excellence in film and television both domestic and foreign The 74th edition of the awards gala to be hosted by Jimmy Fallon will be held on Sunday Priyanka has joined a long list of presenters which includes names like Leonardo DiCaprio Drew Barrymore Matt Damon Viola Davis Laura Dern Goldie Hawn Nicole Kidman Diego Luna Sienna Miller and Mandy Moore Meanwhile Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming home production film Sarvann will feature Guru Gobind Singh’s shabad sung by her late father Dr Ashok Chopra The 34-year-old star shared the news on Twitter saying the rendition is special as “it really feels like my father is next to me when I hear it” Sometimes too many options aren’t a good thing… #GoldenGlobes #GirlProblems … suggestions pictwittercom/KYJfJ7ccdo — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 6 2017 “My father Dr Ashok Chopra’s rendition of the famous shabad by Guru Gobind Singhji #Sarvann” she wrote The Quantico actress said her father had recorded the track a long back but they were not able to release it that time because his health deteriorated For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bhopinder Singh | Published: July 21 2016 12:02 am Philippine crewmen gesture towards a Chinese Coast Guard ship as they block them from entering Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea (AP File Photo/Bullit Marquez) Top News The verdict of the international tribunal over South China sea has collaterally vindicated the maritime concerns of Japan Taiwan Malaysia Vietnam Brunei and obviously the principal litigant Philippines Enforcement of the verdict aside the legitimacy of China as a responsible power is formally tainted — a dangerous import for China’s strategic aspirations Incompatibility and belligerence with prevailing international laws and verdicts can impact crucial transactions in a globally aligned world especially for China which is the world’s largest export economy While the verdict nailed the Chinese falsity of historic claims on the rocky outcrops at sea sovereign rights construction of artificial islands commercial aspects like fishing and petroleum exploration etc it did not mention the overarching sweep of geo-strategic intent that subsumes the intentions and actions of the Chinese behaviour China’s bizarre claims to 90 per cent (using the “nine-dash line” methodology) of the South China Sea owe its brazenness to insecurities of ensuring control on the $5 trillion seaways In 2015 Chinese exports and imports were $22 trillion and $16 trillion respectively leaving a very positive balance of payment status This bankrolling hinges on the uninterrupted free flow of goods out of and into the Chinese mainland The oft quoted “overheated” economic infrastructure and model is essentially energy-guzzling and vulnerably thirsty This economic susceptibility coupled with the historic disputes with wary neighbours and the US posits the real issue of regime survival and the seaway to a bi-polar world with China fancying itself as the fundamental “other”Pursuant to this hegemonic dream are tectonic initiatives like the “One Belt One Road” which connects the energy-flush Central Asian nations and Europe with China’s hinterland and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor However the more immediate and semi-working geopolitical approach Pursuant to this hegemonic dream are tectonic initiatives like the “One Belt One Road” which connects the energy-flush Central Asian nations and Europe with China’s hinterland and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor However the more immediate and semi-working geopolitical approach of safeguarding and promoting the Chinese interests and assets is the fabled “string of pearls” This envisages a dual commercial-military Chinese footprint along the Sea Lines of Communication (SLOCs) dotted with both natural and artificial ports (like the recently contested Spratly archipelago which saw over 3400 acres of land reclamation) in the contentious South China Sea right up to the ports along the African coastline Besides the South China Sea based “pearl ports” the foreign ports envisaged to be stringed are Sittwe and Coco Islands (Myanmar) Chittagong (Bangladesh) Hambantota (Sri Lanka) Marao Atoll (Maldives) Gwadar (Pakistan) Port Sudan (Sudan) etcThese “pearl” ports conceptually ensure clear passage for Chinese traffic and especially protect and dominate veritable choke points like the Strait of Mandeb Lombok Strait and Strait of Hormuz However the proverbial “chicken’s neck” and the uber-vulnerable passage is the narrow and unavoidable Straits of Malacca in the dangerous proximity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Given that 80 These “pearl” ports conceptually ensure clear passage for Chinese traffic and especially protect and dominate veritable choke points like the Strait of Mandeb Lombok Strait and Strait of Hormuz However the proverbial “chicken’s neck” and the uber-vulnerable passage is the narrow and unavoidable Straits of Malacca in the dangerous proximity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Given that 80 per cent of Chinese fuel passes through this narrow strait (only 15 nautical miles wide at the Philips Chanel) connecting the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean coupled with a reality of 2 to 3 weeks of known strategic fuel reserves available on the Chinese mainland the nightmare of even a temporary blockage would be debilitating and irreversibly damaging to the Chinese juggernaut It is unarguably the world worst maritime choke point with over 100000 vessels crossing annually and accounting for a fourth of the world’s trade Choking herein is the ultimate (and the most plausible) doomsday situation for China from a traffic perspective Militarily and legitimately only India has the real estate to dominate the mouth or the entry of the narrow passage given the providential geography and the clean status to the property papers (unlike the ports involved in recent fracas of the South China Sea the Andaman and Nicobar is a shining outpost and indisputably Indian from a “claim” perspective) India like China is a signatory to the UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas) that mandates a certain maritime behaviour and norms In 2014 India had accepted an unfavourable ruling versus Bangladesh in the Permanent Court of Arbitration For now the international court of arbitration’s verdict is restricted to the China-Philippines context However the narrative template and ground rules for the future engagement with China and any of the other sparring countries has been irrevocably altered India is not a direct party to the issue but given that the China-Philippines impasse is a sub-component of a wider ecosystem the national capitals along the South China Sea Bay of Bengal and the Indian Oceans will be keeping a close watch on the developments as they evolve For now the international court of arbitration’s verdict is restricted to the China-Philippines context However the narrative template and ground rules for the future engagement with China and any of the other sparring countries has been irrevocably altered India is not a direct party to the issue but given that the China-Philippines impasse is a sub-component of a wider ecosystem the national capitals along the South China Sea Bay of Bengal and the Indian Oceans will be keeping a close watch on the developments as they evolve The writer a retired lieutenant general of the Indian army was lieutenant governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Christophe Jaffrelot | Published: June 7 2016 12:00 am The rewriting of history textbooks is an old priority of the Hindu nationalist movement (Iilustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News In early May The Indian Express reported that references to Jawaharlal Nehru have been deleted from the new social science textbook for Class VIII There was no longer any mention of who India’s first prime minister was The rewriting of history textbooks is an old priority of the Hindu nationalist movement In the 1970s former Jana Sangh members in the Janata Party and the Morarji Desai government had asked for changes in text books In May 1977 Desai was presented a memorandum that sought the withdrawal of four history books — of which three were intended for use in teaching — from public circulation The books in question were Medieval India by Romila Thapar Modern India by Bipan Chandra Freedom Struggle by A Tripathi Barun De and Bipan Chandra and Communalism and the Writing of Indian History by Romila Thapar Harbans Mukhia and Bipan Chandra The memorandum criticised these works above all for not condemning forcefully enough certain Muslim rulers — including Aurangzeb — and emphasising that freedom struggle leaders such as Bala Gangadhar Tilak and Aurobindo were partly responsible for the antagonism between Hindus and Muslims The RSS campaigned separately for the withdrawal of these textbooks (Organiser July 23 1978) The attempt failed because sections within the Janata Party opposed the demands in the memorandum However the BJP succeeded in changing parts of textbooks in the state they formed a government in the 1990s After BJP leader Keshubhai Patel took over as chief minister in 1995 the Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks published a Class IX social studies textbook in which Muslims Christians and Parsis were presented as “foreigners” It was also written that “in most of the states the Hindus are a minority and the Muslims Christians and Sikhs are in a majority” A Class VIII social studies textbook also included a highly derogatory description of Christian priests: “The accumulation of power and wealth in the hands of the priests resulted in a perversion of the religion Some of the priests became pleasure-loving and badly behaved” In the early 2000s another social science textbook for Class X described Adolf Hitler in the following terms: “Hitler lent dignity and prestige to the German government within a short time by establishing a strong administrative set up He created the vast state of Greater Germany He adopted the policy of opposition towards the Jewish people and advocated the supremacy of the German race He adopted a new economic policy and brought prosperity to Germany He began efforts for the eradication of unemployment He started constructing public buildings providing irrigation facilities building railways roads and production of war materials He made untiring efforts to make Germany self-reliant within one decade Hitler discarded the Treaty of Versailles by calling it just ‘a piece of paper’ and stopped paying the war penalty He instilled the spirit of adventure in the common people but in doing so it led to extreme nationalism and caused the Second World War” Sylvie Guichard in The Construction of History and Nationalism in India points out that the textbook was withdrawn after the general consul of Israel visited Gujarat in October 2005 However most of the states where textbooks were rewritten have concentrated on Indian history There is a clear distinction between “bad” and “good” Muslims in these textbooks Aurangzeb who re-imposed the jiziya over non-Muslims belonged to the first category whereas Akbar who had abolished the jiziya and who was known for his syncretic religion Din-i-Ilahi belonged to the latter But even this view of history is changing Following the renaming of Aurangzeb Road after APJ Abdul Kalam in 2015 Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh recently suggested that another street of New Delhi should be renamed Maharana Pratap Singh Road after the Sisodia ruler of Mewar who was defeated by Akbar’s forces in 1576 at the Battle of Haldighati This idea has been supported by BJP chief minister of Haryana Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy and the BJP’s national spokesperson Shaina Chudasama Chudasama tweeted: #Akbar Road should be renamed to Maharana#Pratap Marg Imagine #Hitler Road in #Israel No country honours its oppressors like we do! What is at stake in history is an idea of the nation and a definition of citizenship Earlier this month Rajasthan’s school education minister Vasudev Devnani explained that the government was re-designing textbooks to ensure that “no Kanhaiya Kumar was born in the state” He also said that he wanted the curriculum to have a three-pronged effect: Teach the child about the “veer” and “veerangana” of Rajasthan; make the child proud of Indian culture; and create an ideal citizen and a patriot For these reasons the youth of Rajasthan may not be told how Nehru built — and then let develop — the main institutions of the “world’s largest democracy” ranging from the Supreme Court to the Election Commission He may not even know that Nehru’s cabinet included some of the most virulent critiques of the Congress including Babasaheb Ambedkar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee the founder of the Jana Sangh These men had been made Union ministers in order to represent different streams of the nation in the government This decision inspired by Mahatma Gandhi was an exercise in nation-building — the nation as it was conceived then The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRS Paris professor of Indian politics and sociology at King’s India Institute London and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHP, and the last thing I want is to distract myself, Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News, I yearned for a last long look at the serene sight of the mystic sea of the Andaman Islands. 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