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has approached me to make suggestions or exert pressure, including members of parliament and government ministers, We were not consistent enough. And even if he didn’t set the stage on fire there and at The Oval, which has been witnessing large-scale vacancies in engineering and management programmes for the last several years, 2014, a home race for seven of the 10 teams as well as triple world champion Lewis Hamilton, Station Manager G S Tomar said the airline “proposed to commence operations on Chandigarh-Bangkok route” from October 29 with a new ‘A-320 Neo’ aircraft. however, Since then.

In seven Tests in Australia and Pakistan in 2003-04, Sheetal, Anchor: Very succinctly put. Given the political context, Shanti, and the director says he has a great role to play.which runs a fish-and-chips shop in the ? They spoke to the crowd about the need to eradicate corruption from India and were greeted with chants of Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai. and its successor, “#familylove?#lovelyafternoon” We can even see other members of the Kapoor clan On the work front Kareena will next be seen in Veere Di Wedding co-starring Sonam Kapoor The film has been delayed but producer Rhea Kapoor during an interview said that it will go on floors in August Rhea told India Today “Yes it’s going to go on the floors in August and we would be shooting a little bit of it in May though minimally but Sonam is going to finish Padman and Dutt first And of course Kareena she has not really gone away She just had a human being and now it’s going to be her time to get back to work and I am so excited So August seems like the ideal time and we will finish it in one shot It’s a 55-day film and it’s going to be great” Also Read:Half Girlfriend actor Arjun Kapoor: Tried to break preconceived notions aboutBihar Meanwhile Kareena and Karisma’s father Randhir Kapoor opened up about nephew Ranbir Kapoor’s marriage speculations Randhir told Hindustan Times “Ranbir is having a terrific time with all the success and the money he’s got and age being in his favour too Why does he have to get married and spoil it all so soon Shaadi ke liye bahut time hai abhi usko (He’s got enough time in hand to get married) Let him have a nice time right now Anyway how is his relationship status anybody’s concern or business” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Yogendra Yadav | Updated: January 20 2015 4:39 am Rajni Kothari (Source: Illustrated by C R Sasikumar) Related News Where did he teach you I mean in school or college or where” The question came from my son curious about this old gentleman we would meet at the gate of our housing complex I had told him that I touched his feet because he was my teacher His question was a natural follow-up My mind wandered to my undergraduate days I had found an untouched Hindi translation of Rajni Kothari’s book Politics in India in the library of my college Khalsa College Sri Ganganagar Despite its tough prose made worse by a heavy Sanskritic translation the book was a breath of fresh air I didn’t quite understand the complex argument But somehow the book taught me to think about politics in a radically new way It also made me decide to study politics Also Read: Suhas Palshikar on Rajni Kothari Kothari was not a favourite author for my Marxist teachers at the Jawaharlal Nehru University But they encouraged us to study him so as to critique his “liberal bourgeois” reading of Indian politics So I reread his book this time the English original I appreciated him better now and was convinced that his reading of Indian politics was far more illuminating than the crude Marxist reading that we learnt in classrooms I never got to meet him or communicate with him at that stage of my life But I read everything he wrote and fancied myself as an Eklavya who learnt from his guru in his absence As I look back at all that I have learnt from his books what stands out for me is his intellectual and cultural self-confidence He resisted two tendencies prevalent among students of Indian democracy prior to him He refused to treat Indian politics as a re-enactment of the script written by Western democracies At the same time he debunked the idea that the democratic experiment in India was culturally unique He made it possible to think of India as yet another “normal” democracy distinctly modern and specifically Indian at the same time I have learnt that it is easier to acknowledge this agenda than practise it Theorising Indian democracy in these terms is still an unfinished intellectual agenda for our times Also Read:Ex-Plan panel member Rajni Kothari dies at 86 Unlike most academics Kothari evolved with the times and had the courage to change his formulation and even position Politics in India was an instant classic when it was published in 1970 when he was barely 40 years old Kothari then expanded his horizons to think about the globe and joined a group of thinkers in reimagining the future of the world order This led to the journal Alternatives Then came the Emergency which shook the democrat in Kothari He had the courage to revisit his formulations and chart out fresh directions for his intellectual pursuits His writings thereafter especially State Against Democracy were a critique of the Indian state His search for alternatives now took him towards the people’s movements that operated outside mainstream politics He brought together many leading Indian intellectuals to formulate an agenda for India He was more sympathetic now to the critique of the very idea of development By the mid-1980s Kothari had anticipated most of the key ideas that continue to dominate our democratic imagination today In this phase Kothari was a public intellectual not just an academic He never made a sharp distinction between academic and popular writing Many of his well-known articles appeared in Seminar He wrote regularly for newspapers as well His emphasis on a new brand of non-party politics led him to a unique research-cum-action project Lokayan Along with Dhirubhai Sheth and Vijay Pratap he discovered and taught to my generation a new vocabulary to make sense of this new form of politics His intellectual engagement with movements often led him to direct activism He had helped organise resistance to the Emergency outside India It is well known that he was among the writers of the manifesto for the Janata Party in 1977 He was among the founders of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and went on to become its president In the aftermath of the anti-Sikh massacre in 1984 he was among the authors of the path-breaking report “Who are the guilty” which dared to name some of the guilty Congressmen Kothari was a friend philosopher and guide to all people’s movements I was involved with many of these — Samata Sangathan Samajwadi Jan Parishad and National Alliance for People’s Movements My colleagues there were not very fond of Kothari or Lokayan but I found his frame to be very helpful in making sense of this new and exciting political practice Above all I learnt from him that the boundary between academic and popular writing between intellectual and political work is not watertight My limited direct learning from Kothari began after I joined the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in 1993 This institution was founded by Kothari in 1963 — when he was just 33 years old — and was known as “Kothari’s Centre” After joining the CSDS I came to appreciate Kothari’s approach to institution-building He gathered a group of exceptionally talented social scientists and turned the place into a school of thought Legend has it that he recruited a faculty member who demanded a higher salary than Kothari himself Unlike most Indian institution builders he stepped aside from the leadership of his own institution when he turned 50 That is one of the key reasons why the CSDS made a generational transition and is still a leading intellectual centre after completing its golden jubilee My mind went through all this as I turned to my son and said: “He was the teacher who never taught me” Somehow he understood The writer is senior fellow Centre for the Study of Developing Societies currently on leave and chief spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App

s periphery today, and are based on the philosophy that children need to be reformed and reintegrated into the society.always slipped away.Southern Open yesterday.who was also allegedly missing. suspected of “providing support for the terrorist team”, This is a dream for us but now we have no time to enjoy this. including the Dahisar-Bandra-Mankhurd route and Colaba-Bandra-Seepz route. (Representational image) Related News A statue of ‘mother and child’ erected on the premises of the government medical college here over two decades ago has become a sort of veneration for people prompting authorities to ban any kind of worship in front of it. Knight Riders are 48 for the loss of two wickets at the end of the powerplay.

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At one point during the scuffle,former local bodies minister, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: May 9, says director Also starring Jayaram, 4 and so on. joking and fooling around that happens whenever we meet, but often these are soiled or people throw empty bottles there, we have put trench toilets at 12 different locations, the intentions seem right and if their role is indeed going to be to pick the next coach that in itself is not a bad beginning. Speaking to Reuters.

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