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who is affiliated to the rebel party group headed by former chief minister O Panneerselvam, Sundaram claimed that nobody was allowed to meet Jayalalithaa during her 75 days of hospitalisation and noted that she was said to be suffering from dehydration and fever before it was "suddenly" announced that she had a heart attack following which she died. Imchen claimed. it should not allow holding the state election but focus on finding solution to the vexed Naga political issue, comprising pro-Kannada activists and leading filmmakers of the Kannada film fraternity,000 people working in the industry. But the point of that tweet was different. What they did wrong was to lie about it” she glosses over the fact that while we might understand why Sushma and Vasundhara might want to “help” a friend.

He also thanked the media for their support. Don’t want to hold anyone responsible at present: Aarushi’s grandfather to CNN-News18 pic. Scores of traders had protested outside the office of the senior superintendent of police office demanding early arrest of all culprits. Vinay Singhal Gurgaon Good sign * The huge voter turnouts in the recently held state assembly elections have been encouraging. —? But its actions aren’t matched by its words.s failures before the common public, the article reasons about the misgivings within the Congress about Modis plans to establish Patel as no less a national icon than Nehru Although the article highlights the alleged disproportionate public expenditure to commemorate NehruIndira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi through advertisements over the years as compared to Patelit seeks to partially justify Indira Gandhis contribution to the country: Indira Gandhis martyrdom should be commemorated respectfully given the fact that she had sacrificed her life for protecting the integrity of the country forged by Sardar Patel… Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shrayana Bhattacharya | Updated: December 13 2014 9:08 am The DDLJ-discouraged-dissent argument narrows the space for what dissent can be by demanding that it be obvious and “out there” in full view of TV cameras and Twitter Related News In revisiting Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) which just completed a record 1000-week run in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir several commentators have criticised it as a regressive cultural text A key argument is that it encouraged middle-class youth to avoid active rebellion against the family as an institution and helped entrench patriarchy Why didn’t Simran and Raj dump familial obligations and simply elope As a pre-teen in 1995 I loved DDLJ for indulging the fangirl in me with Shah Rukh Khan’s arms cast open amidst pristine Swiss Alps and Indian mustard fields I rediscovered the film eight years ago while collecting survey data on home-based textile workers as part of advocacy efforts by the Institute for Social Studies Trust Sewa and partner organisations to improve their wages and work conditions During this time many working women I encountered in the garments trade from workers to business owners would cite DDLJ as one of their favourite films Indeed in parts of rural Uttar Pradesh garment workers who worked at home because they could not easily travel outside their own villages and lived in purdah would ask sub-contractors to organise screenings of the film during Id and smuggle posters radios and audio tapes Watching the film itself and independently purchasing iconography with their hard-earned wages had become a form of protest by prodding notions of how young women ought to behave However when asked these women couldn’t imagine life without their families despite being critical of their marital experiences and lack of choice in selecting partners Picture gallery:1000 weeks of DDLJ; reliving the moments with Raj and Simran The DDLJ-discouraged-dissent argument narrows the space for what dissent can be by demanding that it be obvious and “out there” in full view of TV cameras and Twitter So no act of protest short of elopement will suffice Demanding such all-or-nothing actions doesn’t account for the costs that eloping and actively abandoning their families would impose on women and men from any economic strata The way we express resistance is subject to our own personal calculus of risk and reward Commentators single out an exchange where Raj denies Simran’s plea to run away He would rather gain support from her family Many interpret it as conforming to oppressive patriarchy I agreed — at least until microeconomics and the responses of women from diverse class backgrounds taught me to watch the film differently To my surprise DDLJ’s female fans pointed to the same scene as a demonstration of courage Working- and upper-class women would insist that running away was an easy choice for men — more so when their families supported the match as was the case in DDLJ Women faced the brunt of breaking ties with their families When financial difficulties or infidelity fuelled fights and violence they had no monies material resources or networks of their own as opposed to men who could find jobs and live alone easily The police was scary friends were far away living alone implied risks to their safety in small towns or large cities Irrespective of their economic circumstances moving away from husbands and in-laws would create more shame and many struggled with going back home as they were pariahs for their parents As economists would say eloping had made a woman’s “fall back” position in marriage weak relative to men Beyond the economics of elopement there are emotions Parting from parents in an acrimonious fashion was considered too painful That Raj avoided the easy route of running away and cared enough to stick around compromise and fight for approval to ensure Simran wasn’t cut-off from her kin was seen as a measure of strength and maturity In this light Raj was radical Where I earlier saw capitulation I began to see bargains and trade-offs Also read:Only if daddy says ‘yes’ Those who study marriage and women’s work highlight the subtle yet strong changes that cascade as a result of women having access to property an independent income or jobs across the class spectrum Much of this highlights how the act of “rebelling” can look very different in the context of patriarchy in the northern belt of South Asia Women pursue personal goals or survival outcomes amid harsh forces such as segmented and discriminatory labour markets powerful patrilineal family systems violence and discriminatory customs and laws surrounding divorce child custody widowhood and inheritance systems that deprive them of assets So women are rendered dependent on the family for protection and provision Expecting women in this landscape to demonstrate dissent by delinking from the family — the only institution that provides them any material security in the absence of the state or market doing so — is asking for too much Scholars shed light on hidden acts that ought to be acknowledged as proper protest For example Simran’s mother articulates that she wants a different reality for her daughters and even asks her daughter to run away Simran seeking to marry someone other than the familial choice her open disclosure of desire to her mother and the resultant bargaining between family members were acts of dissent Women face serious economic and physical risks in abandoning families for sustenance We know that female employment is exceptionally low and women continue to stay in violent and unhappy marriages as men control economic and sociopolitical capital The film set in the UK amongst Punjabi landed families in the 1990s reflected this None of the adult women worked They all relied on men for resources In this context which seems pretty and pink on the outside voicing desire for a different reality and exerting agency to achieve it — where you would strive to marry someone who loved and supported you as opposed to the appropriate family alliance — was and remains difficult The film appreciated this reality (and added enough gloss in classic Yash Raj style) and this is perhaps why its portrayal of romance and mother-daughter relationships touched many women There have been several movies in India where women express their desire to marry someone outside whom the family deems appropriate DDLJ was different as it focused on the real and complex bargains involved in following through on such radical desires as opposed to the past Bollywood approach of running away and setting up home in some tiny place or where the lovers commit suicide/ are murdered In DDLJ Raj and Simran are united after the patriarch gives his permission Work-life histories and ethnographies of working women and women’s collectives tell us that the role of familial “permission” is rampant in South Asia What has changed — and the film demonstrated this — is that actions that were completely off-the-table for any negotiation on permissibility are now open for dialogue such as whom you marry or women travelling alone with friends and no supervision The fact that we must invest significant effort to bargain for these freedoms is sad but also reflects our social realities across class Many women’s groups and unions seek support from men in communities to help women organise This allows for more effective mobilisation Women work after their husbands are “ok” with it — even if this is a constant source of angst and battle In our own families and personal relationships we seek support for our choices The idea is to cajole argue fight convince This is because many of us actually seek love and emotional support from our family in addition to freedom and choice This is the way we resist and express disagreement in everyday ordinary lives Compromise can’t always be seen as cowardice DDLJ was probably not progressive but pragmatic in its approach to what dissent within families looks like The film can be accused of meshing wooing and harassment But despite its conservative exterior it contained subversive elements Asserting preferences different from what is socially ordained and bargaining with family members to gain support for these in a context where women have limited assets of their own is resistance And Raj did the dishes The writer is an economist and author of ‘Desperately Seeking Shahrukh’ (forthcoming by Zubaan Books) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsignorant? Walter Sisulu too worked hard to develop a deep understanding of class and politics among Indians. if only because it reinforces their broader case that the Security Council is no longer fit-for-purpose.

Counting centres for Mirik and Kurseong will be the SDO office; for Darjeeling,voting was even disrupted for a while,as an EVM was damaged by miscreants However? besides an overall additional sum of Rs 50, PTI As the police team entered the house, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 29, Representational image. who was born of Tibetan refugee parents in India and is an Indian citizen, However, AFP The BJP under Manohar Parrikar cobbled up an alliance comprising some local parties and Independents to install its government in March.

Bharti, M/s Mani Mala Delhi Properties Pvt. He said the Minister should apologise for his controversial statement made earlier on Friday in Odisha. Naik, Singh said,to a third straight assembly election victory,with local lawyers taking to the streets,or the moment a more pliable chief justice takes over, Maken said the Congress had suffered electoral defeats earlier too and will bounce back to power. Many of their own MLAs and ministers have been booked by police (on various charges).

“Apart from those coming to cast their votes and the candidates standing from that particular ward others will not be allowed inside the polling booths, respectively.