taking the toll to eight. ? however, I never hit so hard in love. etcetera, spoke of the Chinese and Pakistani links.Considering the new passion in the Pakistan-China relations and their common agenda against India it’s time the Narendra Modi government spoke up about the nexus between the Maoists and the two neighbouring countries Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Published: April 10 2016 12:10 am Police and CRPF deployed at National Institute of Technology (NIT) following tension between local and non-local students in Srinagar on Friday (Source: PTI) Related News “Kashmir to Kanyakumari” Perhaps it’s time to retire that old phrase and replace it with a new one How about “Kutch to Kibithu” India’s easternmost point situated in a state which Beijing claims entirely as its own Let the new phrase become a part of our everyday language a constant reassertion of India’s ownership of Arunachal Pradesh in the face of Chinese map-terrorism In truth “Kashmir to Kanyakumari” rings very hollow these days The beloved cliche was always more than just a geographic descriptor that called to mind the length of India the physical bounds of Bharat It also invoked a oneness the belief that the people between the northernmost K and the southernmost were united in purpose and sentiment Recent events at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar confirm that this vaunted unity has broken down perhaps irrevocably A mature nation would find a graceful way to live with this truth and to reckon with its consequences; but India is neither mature nor graceful An incident involving students and a cricket match has assumed toxic proportions: Some Kashmiri students at the NIT celebrated the victory of the West Indies over India in last week’s World Cup T20 semi-final We can assume that their reasons for doing so were not purely cricketing even allowing for the undeniable attraction of the Caribbean brand of play For some decades sections of Kashmiri society have used cricket matches — especially India versus Pakistan games — as an opportunity to express anti-India sentiment Call their inclination “ABI”: Anybody But India In this case India lost to the West Indies so they cheered the West Indies The matter should have ended there Some young Kashmiris shout for the opposition in every match India plays and frankly it is their right to do so No democracy can make it compulsory for citizens to support the national team When Norman Tebbit a minister in Maggie Thatcher’s cabinet in the 1980s proposed a sporting patriotism test — calling on British citizens of Indian origin among others to cheer for the England cricket team — he was treated to howls of derision the loudest coming from the English themselves While no Indian politician has so far explicitly proposed a “Bharat Mata test” for cricket matches there is no denying that just such a test is being imposed on Indian life by netas from the ruling BJP Hysterical demands by politicians that citizens make avowals of patriotism — and that these avowals be uttered in a precisely mandated phrase “Bharat Mata ki jai” — have introduced a new and brainless tyranny into Indian political discourse It was no surprise given the fevered national atmosphere that non-Kashmiri students at the NIT marched through their campus the day after India’s loss braying their patriotic slogans and attempting to hoist the national flag on a university building Mayhem ensued — how could it not since causing a stir was the very purpose of the demonstration — and classes were cancelled Getting an education was not of course uppermost in the students’ minds The matter has now escalated into a national-level tussle between the governments in Srinagar and Delhi with the Kashmir police accused by nationalist politicians of treating non-Kashmiri students harshly These are the same politicians who have rejoiced in the crackdowns on student life and thought at JNU and Hyderabad but it is a waste of my time — and yours — to point out the inconsistency The mind of the Indian politician is as a rule an irony-free zone And that’s true from Kutch to Kibithu The writer is the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution @tunkuv For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 22 2017 12:05 pm Rasika Dugal-starrer Manto directed by Nandita Das Manto — starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title role — is a biographical film based on the Urdu writer Top News Rasika Dugal is excited and hopeful that her maiden experience at the celebrated Cannes Film Festival where a curtain raiser of her film Manto is being hosted will be a special one Being directed by Nandita Das Manto — starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title role — is a biographical film based on the Urdu writer Apart from emphasising on Manto and his writings it will also reflect on his personal life in which his wife Safia played a strong role Rasika noted for her performance in the film “Qissa” and TV show “POW – Bandi Yuddh Ke” plays Safia “I’ve never been to Cannes and this is going to be my first time… Like that hashtag that’s going around I am also going to be a Cannes virgin” quipped the actress in a conversation with IANS before taking off for Cannes She will be in the French Riviera for only about two-and-half days and her schedule is packed from what she tells of it “We have some interviews organised after I reach there and then we have a ‘Manto’ night organised by HP Studios one of our film’s producers Then the next day there’s a chat with Nandita Nawazuddin and I at the India Pavilion We would be talking about ‘Manto’ a bit Nawazuddin is going to read out something Nandita will talk a bit about her journey about the film the script and about the shooting experience so far” Rasika said “And we will be unveiling the first promo which I haven’t seen myself yet” She is not even sure if she’s in the promo “I was wanting to ask her if I am there in it but thought it’s a selfish question” Rasika said Given that the focus of the fashion police sitting back at home is always on who’s wearing what is her wardrobe set “It’s always such a task And especially for someone like me because I never know what’s appropriate It’s a constant struggle… I feel this is a department I have no skill in so I have to rely on other people for it Tisca (Tisca Chopra) is my first stop… I wear whatever she approves” she said For her Cannes journey Rasika has already taken Tisca’s advice She will be wearing Indian attires because she felt it suits the mood of “Manto” “I felt I should remain in the zone of the film And I have always enjoyed wearing Indian” said the actress who is usually seen flaunting an edgy and distinctive look at events If she had her way Rasika would give a “fashion oriented” twist to her look in “Manto” for the Cannes gala but she didn’t want to risk being “gimmicky” Over half of “Manto” has already been shot and the team is likely to wrap up 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