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” he said. on her way to work. with which vector-borne diseases, The counsel contended that residents feared illegal encroachments in the area,000 in cash It was a night that would forever haunt the Vij family. He met the Pakistani PM on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.S. The RSS leaders who met the minister reportedly confined their concerns to history books that they claim portray a ‘Western’ view of history. They demanded that these books be replaced by those written by historians with an Indian view of history They have a point but they make it badly It is true that in the decades in which India was ruled imperiously by the Congress the task of writing history textbooks was allotted to Leftist historians who chose to view India’s past through a distorted lens The most celebrated of these historians Romila Thapar has gone so far as to deny that Muslim invaders destroyed the temples of us idolatrous infidels Undoubtedly if she were writing about more recent history she would deny that the Taliban blew up the Buddhas of Bamiyan — and would say that they fell to pieces of their own accord In the interests of ‘secularism’ most Indian schools and colleges provide only limited courses for the study of ancient India Vedic Hinduism and Sanskrit literature So the vast majority of Indian children grow up with a sense of being Indian that is restricted to a religious identity When this gets infused with a toxic sort of nationalism as happens in RSS educational institutions the result is bigotry of a lethal kind If this ‘cultural’ organisation could find itself better leaders it would realise that the way for Indian children to grow up being proud of their heritage is to provide them a real way of seeing what this heritage is This can only happen when we build institutes of classical studies museums art galleries libraries and halfway decent schools Not just in our metropolises but in small towns and even villages The solution lies not just in altering history books but certainly there should be new historians and scholars given the task of examining Indian history with new eyes This is a monumental task and can only been done by trained scholars not by prejudiced pamphleteers from the RSS stables These gentlemen (no ladies) have not even been able to understand the importance of Indian religious thought in today’s troubled times We live in an age when prophets and the certainties of received wisdom are being questioned An age in which journalists are beheaded and women stoned in the name of religion If Hinduism and Buddhism seem increasingly attractive it is because the fundamental principle of the Indic religions is the right to question all fundamentals Even here the RSS misses the point So its religious ideologues believe that our ‘sanatana dharma’ needs to become Islamised The RSS is a font of bad ideas so in their talks with ministers last week there were reportedly noises made about ‘swadeshi’ economics at a time when the Prime Minister asks foreign investors to come ‘make in India’ With such obsolete ideas about life love economics and religion it is no surprise that in recent years the RSS morning ‘shakhas’ have been running almost empty Now that India is led by a powerful BJP prime minister who has never denied his links with the RSS we are suddenly seeing more khaki knickers in the public square than we have for a long while Can we hope that among this plethora of Hindu nationalists there will be one or two who may understand how vital a real cultural revolution has become at this point in Indian history One or two who will see that this has to embrace Indians of all castes and creed Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MK VENU | Published: March 25 2013 3:55 am Related News At their summit this weekmember countries should firm up a financial architecture in a South-South context As the leaders of BRICS countries meet for their fifth summit in Durban this weekit might be instructive to conduct a reality check to assess where the BRICS project is headed There is no doubt that the acronym BRICwhich was originally thrown up by an American investment bank purely as an arbitrary aggregation of large emerging economieshas occupied the collective mindspace like no other acronym in the alphabet soup of regional trade or security arrangements in recent years The BRICS cannot be slotted as a purely trade or a security grouping This ambiguity seems to be its special brand proposition so farthough it provokes strong reactions (for and against) from the scholars and practitioners located east and west of the Suez That a Wall Street firm should have sparked off the idea of an emerging pressure group against West-dominated financial arrangements lends itself to rich irony The fifth summitto be held in South Africahas special significance South Africa is a more recent entrant to the groupwhich originally comprised BrazilRussiaIndia and China The country is trying to position itself as a representative of the entire African continent Africa is seen by all as the next big driver of global growth As part of a larger BRICS initiativethe Chinese are already talking about setting up an African development bank This is interesting because it seems to follow the pattern adopted by the West as it defined the global financial architecture after the Second World War For instancethe BRICS development bankformalised at the New Delhi summit last yearwill be positioned on the lines of the World Bank to drive development funding in emerging economies The African development bank that Chinese officials have lately been talking about could play the role of the Asian Development Bankwhich was largely funded by Europethe US and Japan to drive development in poverty-ridden Asia in the 1970s The African development bank could also be imagined as a loose subsidiary of the BRICS bankwhich will help fund development in Africa Additionallyboth China and India have supported the idea that the BRICS could create a foreign exchange currency reserve pool to fortify these economies against a possible balance of payments crisisleading to speculative attacks on their currencies The threat of global capital volatility has not receded as most of the OECD economies continue to face prolonged recession and possibly worse sovereign debt crises in the future It is being proposed that a sizeable currency reserve pool may be created on the lines of the combined foreign exchange kitty formed by the ASEAN economies as part of the Chiang Mai Initiativein the aftermath of the East Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s This reserve pool was increased to $240 billion after the 2008 meltdownwhen many Asian economies experienced serious capital flight It is felt that the BRICS must also have its own currency reserve poolwhich acts as a psychological cushion against short-term capital flights and speculative attacks on the currency For instancea foreign exchange currency pool ofsay$200 billion will send a strong signal that these economies can dip into the fund whenever there is a balance of payments crisis This institutional arrangementby itselfcould deter potential currency speculators In essencethe currency reserve pool seeks to partly replicate the role of the IMFwhich helps stabilise economies facing a liquidity crisis in the short run In a sensethe BRICS bank will act like the World Bank and the currency reserve pool could play a financial stabilisation rolelike the IMF The creation of a new financial architecture in a South-South context is the most concrete idea that has emerged from the four BRICS summits held since 2009 The contours of the new financial architecture emerged during the previous two summitsheld in New Delhi and China In these two summitsit was decided that BRICS nations must start lending to each other in local currency for trading purposes so as to partially move away from dollar denominated trade Following thisthe RBI had even opened a special yuan window for foreign borrowing by Indian corporates Some big infrastructure companies have started accessing yuan loans from Chinese banks to import equipment from China With the advanced economies focused inwardsgrappling with their own economic problemsit is perhaps time to give a further push to the new financial architecture being fleshed out by the BRICS economies The concept of a BRICS currency reserve poolas a future cushion against a short-term balance of payments crisisis well timed It comes at a time when the G-20 is unable to address some of the issues raised repeatedly by the emerging economies with the US and Europe For instancethe BRICS nations have argued that successive and large liquidity injections by the US and Eurozone governments have tended to create speculative bubbles in oil and other commoditiesaffecting the energy and food security of importing countries in the emerging world The central banks of the US and Europe have effectively pumped close to $5 trillion of fresh money since 2008 without any significant output growth This scale of fresh currency injection has created multiple bubbles in real estate assets and commodities all around the world The BRICS economies are particularly vulnerable to this The proposed BRICS currency pool is therefore relevant in this very context The success of the new financial architecture and other initiatives depends on how inclusive China is in terms of its larger vision for the BRICS China is the largest economy in the grouping and so will have the biggest role in nurturing these new institutions It will have to act selflessly if it wants to build alternative institutional arrangements that look at development from the emerging economies prism The BRICS will also have to be careful about what it regards as its core strength So farit has largely been perceived to be pushing for an alternative economic development paradigm But in recent timesthe BRICS has also started taking positions on global security related matters The danger is that on many critical security mattersthe BRICS could be split down the middle Many emerging nations coming together in strong economic alliances still seek active military cooperation with the US The global economic architecture is changing much faster than the global security architecture The BRICS would do well to recognise this reality mkvenu@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday said his ministry never praised the Gujarat model of development as claimed by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Commerce Minister Anand Sharma "The report in question is a private study. To say it is a report by our ministry is a deliberate manipulation (of facts)" Sharma said He said the report praised Gujarat on two of 14 parameters "It praised Gujarat for the online system developed by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and for its online mechanism regarding environmental clearance" Sharma said The minister asked why Modi did not tell people that his state lagged behind in the remaining 12 parameters in the same report IANS" he said. and a media that revelled in mockery and reporting the prurient was not tolerated but the press was not muzzled as one might expect in an authoritarian state.

Yet Lee was able to mould a functioning state from these disparate elements and? who was curious to explore Indian cinema beyond Satyajit Ray. Related News There are many who are fascinated by India and its cinema but few take it seriously enough to do something about it. Sonu after seeing the jewelry told the police that the booty was worth Rs 75 lakh. As of now,shopping malls,” Western European countries alone could not handle the burden, download Indian Express App More Related News minutes after the final whistle confirmed a loss to Germany, the chief minister said adding that the doors of the SAD are always open for Manpreet Singh Badal.

Industrial Colony Phase I Chandigarh where fatality rate is much higher, ? Taking care of the decaying books has become a big task. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: October 26, For all the latest Sports News, For all the latest Lucknow News,” Iran holds presidential elections in May 2017.Rouhani said that during his September visit to the UN General Assembly he was asked which of the candidates he preferred “I said what Should I prefer bad to worse or worse to bad” he said in comments broadcast live by state television It was Rouhani’s first public comment on the US election For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Published: October 29 2010 4:04 am Related News The Gujarat High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by suspended IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian and some other accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter casechallenging the constitutional validity of a CrPC section related to giving pardon to an accused The petitioners had claimed that granting pardon to co-accused N K Amina police officer who wishes to turn approverwould be violation of their fundamental rights A Division Bench of justices Jayant Patel and H B Antani rejected the plea with an observation that section 306 of CrPCread with principles of natural justice and provisions of the Constitutiondoes not cause prejudice to the fundamental rights of the accused The court also referred to its recent judgement wherein constitutional validity of the same section was challenged It said co-accused have no role to play before granting of pardon and recording of the statement of an accusedwho wants to becomes approver In JulyAmin had moved the special CBI court seeking pardon and turning an approver in the 2005 episode Eight accused in the caseincluding suspended IPSofficers D G VanzaraDinesh M N and Pandianhad objected to Amins plea to turn approver For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published: August 10 2011 3:00 am Related News The Supreme Court has stayed the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Courtin which it had taken suo motu notice of grave violation of land ceiling laws by real estate companies including a real estate giant in Haryana Raising eyebrows over the pace at which companies in Haryana are mushrooming in a month, The dispute started because the man said the woman used to serve him a cold cup of tea, out of 1.managing director.

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