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10 hrs on 7 September, Jia Aur Jia and A Death in the Gunj.The actress who forayed into Bollywood in 2009 with DevD has explored different mediums of entertainment — be it the big screen theatre or web series Watch the trailer of A Death In Gunj here From commercial films to indie projects Kalki’s portfolio flaunts versatility with films like That Girl in Yellow Boots Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Ek Thi Daayan Shanghai and Margarita With A Straw Kalki has found a place in the film industry as a brave star who is not scared to take risks and experiment with film subjects She will be seen in soon in A Death in the Gunj written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: August 28 2013 2:58 am Related News Congress has a story around the welfare state Whats BJPs response The passage of the food security bill in the Lok Sabha is a political victory for the UPA Its passage reveals much about the character of Indian politics The bill will not ensure a favourable electoral outcome for the UPA That is still an open question and will depend on lots of things But it is a political victory in three respects: it reasserted the fact that the Congressfor good or for illcan still get things done; it exposed the BJPs spectacular ineptness; and it showed the ideological incapacity of those looking for an economic framework beyond the Congress Whatever one thinks of the billthe fact that the UPA could get Parliament to debate and pass a bill of this magnitude is something of an achievement Parliament has been in perpetual logjam The governments word carried no weight and credibility At one strokeboth of these impressions have been dispelled Whether the UPA appealed to the good conscience of legislators or arm-twisted them is beside the point The BJPs trump card was to say that the government is dysfunctional in a major way and has no authority That trump card is gone The BJPs political ungainliness was revealed at every turn The illusion that the party has an alternative economic vision for the poor has been dispelled If anythingthis passage underscores how much more economic consensus than contestation there is in Indian politics It has puncturedfor the momentNarendra Modis leadership claims in a very subtle way He cannot even seem to keep his own party together on a single message By contrastSonia Gandhis unchallenged authority came across very powerfully It is a pity that she has used it seldom and not always for the right cause But there is no doubt who is in charge It is a fact that she remains a greater political asset to the UPA than anyone else Despite some wonderful interventionsit was the BJP that looked leaderless and confused It gives the impression of a party that now has no core convictions and therefore works at cross purposes It even voted against the clause in the bill that would have given some flexibility on direct benefit transfer One powerful objection to the bill was its implications for federalism But a so-called coalition of chief ministers and ex-chief ministers could not take a stand that matched their rhetoric Sharad Pawarwho had cogent objections about the implications of the bill for agriculturewent along In politicsstanding for what you promised counts for a lotand on this one the Congress scored The Congress has something of a narrative around the welfare state It can run the story thatat least in formal termsit has secured the basics: guaranteed employmenthousingfood and education It is trying to keep one part of the social contract Its problem is that it faltered on the other part: creating the conditions for deeper participation and sustained growth in the economy And no matter what high decibel critics might sayit is a welfare story whose appeal is hard to resist The problem with much of the right-of-centre economic discourse in India is three-fold Firstit does not have much of a sense of history Has any modern society evolved without robust welfare protection It is not an accident that even so-called rightwing politiciansfrom Bismarck to Churchill and Nixonhave supported an efficient and humane basic income guaranteed by the state Secondthe right was caught in its own bad faith On one handit wanted to critique entitlements and rights per seon the other handit wanted to embrace direct cash transfers as an alternative So in the end its arguments against redistribution ended up sounding more like lawyerly bad faith than a principled position There are some things that may not matter for pure intellectual argument But for building public credibility they do The fact of the matter is right-of-centre economistsfor various reasonstend to fritter away their public credibility rather swiftly This is not just because the left is intellectually better organised; it is because the right has not managed to link its purely economic arguments with an effective moral framework Thirdthere was a spectacularly self-defeating political language that smacked of elitism And the BJP walked right into the trap It is cute to call the bill a vote security bill It is easy to reduce itas every newspaper willto a pure calculus of votes But what are we saying in saying this That politicians responding to what they think voters will go for is a bad thing Implicitlythis sends the message that we either think voters are stupid or we dont care for democracy Arguments would dignify the voter more if they concentrated on the substance If the left can be accused of sometimes doing the poor harm in the name of speaking for themthe right can match it by its subtle show of contempt for the ordinary voter The right will need to change its game considerably Where do we go from here The bill was a missed opportunity in that it did not bring clarity on some vexed issuesparticularly our contorted targeting strategy It willin practiceneither be as revolutionary as its supporters contend nor as catastrophic as its critics claim I think one change that caught those who debated the bill off guard was the fact thatin some areasthere have been genuine improvements in the stateoften pioneered by BJP state governments The rights position on many of these issues stems from defeatism about the states capacity: that the state can never deliver This again is an own goal for two reasons: as improvements in the PDS were beginning to showthis is not always the caseand defeatism about the state is a recipe for paralysis If the bill is a realityrather than rue its existencewe now need to work on getting the most out of it But if the UPA has any senseit will use this sliver of authority it has garneredand leverage it for both more robust administrative action and other reforms that matter for long-term growth The undoubted surge for Narendra Modi made the BJP act as if it had won the race The Congress must not confuse momentary authority with victory: its backlog of perfidies ensures that it still has a steep hill to climb The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit De | Updated: April 22 2014 8:02 am Related News By:Rohit De TMC’s call for a Federal Front is also a cry for Bengal’s relevance Withgeneral elections underway there is talk of non-BJP non-Congress alternatives “Third Front is tired front” declaims Mamata Banerjee offering as an alternative the “Federal Front” which she argues will deliver on the “unfulfilled promise of federalism in the Constitution” “The Federal Front is the future Whatever happens will emerge only after elections” she suggested last week Most commentators have dismissed the Federal Front as Banerjee’s version of a Third Front minus the Left parties However by invoking the Federal Front not only does the Trinamool Congress resurrect one of the oldest challenges to India’s mode of governance it draws on past experiences of making Bengal relevant to national politics In 1950 the Constituent Assembly consciously chose to adopt a federal structure with a strong unitary bias This built on the structure laid down by the colonial Government of India Acts which provided for a powerful Centre under the viceroy to check the elected governments in the provinces The first argument for a stronger Centre was linked to security with the national leadership fearing that autonomy to states would lead to separatism or communal violence Thus states existed at the pleasure of the Centre with Parliament having the power to redraw state boundaries without the consent of the state and the president having the authority to dismiss a state government by proclaiming an emergency The second argument was linked to development where Nehru and the cabinet were doubtful of the ability of individual states to work towards transforming social and economic conditions Slowly but persistently Nehru’s cabinet lobbied to move subjects like health labour and social welfare along with key industries like coal iron and steel from the list of state subjects to the Central and concurrent lists The Constitution provided that several heads of revenue would be centrally pooled and distributed according to a formula determined by the Finance Commission to the disadvantage of the three richest provinces — Bengal Madras and Bombay The UPA today embodies both these strands by centralising governance processes (suspending the Delhi Assembly creating Telangana despite objections from the state assembly) and social and economic development (the inauguration of a range of Central welfare schemes) A decade ago the BJP was seen as a more federal-friendly coalition partner; due to its limited presence it was not in direct competition with most regional parties However today not only is the BJP’s footprint expanding the experience of the NDA and its interventions in Parliament show that it shares the UPA’s vision of managing social and economic policy from the Centre It is unclear whether Narendra Modi’s resistance to Central government policies was because of a commitment to federalism or a desire to protect his own turf It is this context that makes the TMC’s call for more autonomy to provinces a radical one Why did the federalist vision fail in 1946 While there were some voices that spoke up for a Gandhian form of local self-government a more robust federalism found few supporters in the Constituent Assembly This was because a federal structure with more autonomy for provinces had been the demand of the Muslim League The Muslim League was the original Federal Front As Ayesha Jalal has shown the League’s meteoric rise between 1939 and 1946 was partly due to Jinnah’s success in persuading leaders of powerful provincial parties such as Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan in Punjab GM Syed in Sindh and HS Suhrawardy and Khwaja Nazimuddin in Bengal to concede national leadership to him in order to win greater provincial autonomy for the Muslim majority provinces The Muslim League itself had few roots in the Muslim majority provinces as evidenced by its rapid demise after Independence Bengal was the largest contributor to the Muslim League’s numbers in 1946 and its leaders were hard for even Jinnah to ignore However Partition reduced Bengal’s importance in national politics As historian Joya Chatterji demonstrates the provincial Bengali leadership in post-colonial India was quiescent and did not challenge the Central leadership in the hope of future rewards This was in striking contrast to Ramaswami Mudaliar and K Santhanam from Madras Thakurdas Bhargava from Punjab and Biswanath Das from Orissa who defied Congress party whips and fought for greater provincial autonomy The rise of the Left in Bengal meant that the third-most populous state in the country was under-represented in Central government and neglected in terms of largesse since the late 1960s The state’s demographics make it difficult for any Bengal-centric party to form an alliance with the BJP It is this context that makes Banerjee’s call for an eastern alliance (with the leaders of Bihar Orissa Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) and the Federal Front an interesting one If Bengali politicians had formed a strategic alliance with the other maritime provinces in 1946 the constitutional design would have been different May 2014 might offer yet another opportunity to redraw the federal design The writer is a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for History and Economics and Trinity Hall University of Cambridge UK [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Following the appointment of former CM and Congress MP Ashok Chavan as the new state congress president party workers are hoping for the revival of the party which got a drubbing in Lok Sabha and assembly elections last year Chavan who hails from the Maratha community will replace Manikrao Thakre who has been theCongress state president in 2008 The Congress’s successive defeats in the Lok Sabha assembly and local bodies’ elections have exposed the crumbling support of the Marathas Dalits and Muslims which has forced the party to experiment with new faces to revive the party’s fortunes in state By appointing Chavan the Congress is attempting to woo the Marathas who make up around 30 percent of the state’s population are the largest caste group and the politically dominant community in the state Since the BJP chose a Brahmin candidate for the CM’s post the Congress had to appoint a Maratha leader as the party’s face in state say political observers Ashok Chavan Reuters “We should continue to woo the Marathas whom the party gave the plum portfolios during its 15-year rule in state It will help us to win back our core base to revive our appeal among other communities” said a Congress leader The leader added that the revamp of the state unit was necessary as the party was under threat following humiliating defeats in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections Chavan who enjoys the confidence of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is also considered capable of being able to take on the top Maratha leaders’ of other parties and also those within the Congress like former minister Narayan Rane and former CM Prithviraj Chavan Also with the demise of Vilasrao Deshmukh the Congress sorely lacks a pan-Maharashtra leader with charisma and a large mass base Given a free hand many in Congress believe that Chavan who has been on the sidelines for the past four years after he was forced to step down following the Adarsh controversy is likely to play a important role in rejuvenating the party cadre They also believe he can improve the party’s performance in local bodies’ elections in state "Chavan’s political rehabilitation was inevitable given his victory against the BJP candidate in his home turf of Nanded in Lok Sabah elections despite rallies by PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah Chavan also retained his assembly constituency by getting his wife elected from it So he has created hope among party workers that leaders with mass base can revive the party in the state” a Congress leader said The Congress won only two Lok Sabha seats in the state Apart from Chavan Rajiv Satav of Congress won the Lok Sabha election from Hingoli constituency In the assembly election the Congress won only 42 seats Congress workers are also cheering the appointment of former MP Sanjay Nirupam as the president of the Mumbai unit Nirupam a north Indian is an aggressive leader and party leaders hope that it will help the party to woo the city’s Hindi-speaking community in view of the upcoming Mumbai municipal elections in early 2017I followed her instructions, the suit abates.customs (preventive) narcotics cell, The duo were granted bail by special judge (NDPS),” says Dasgupta, The documentary also claims that church turned the couple’s two 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