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a fictional character there are speculations doing the rounds that she plays a journalist in the film Sonam too has refused to divulge any details about her role SeeSonam Kapoor Anushka Sharma’s selfie from theSanjay Dutt biopic New York sets: Also see Anushka Sharma’s photo from theSanjay Dutt biopic New York sets: The star cast of the Sanjay Dutt biopic also includes Vicky Kaushal and Dia Mirza The film is set to hit the screens on March 30 2018 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Jaya Jaitly | Updated: May 8 2014 10:51 am Related News What Varanasi’s weavers want from their Lok Sabha representative This is probably the first time weavers’ needs are an issue that must be addressed by 77 candidates in a parliamentary election Weavers number over 15 crore yet Parliament has never had a strong voice for them Only a Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh regularly raised questions about suicides by handloom weavers in the early 1990s Across the country weaver’s cooperatives exist largely on paper Powerloom cloth is sold as handloom Highly skilled weavers survive but the much larger number of semi-skilled weavers are sinking Some survive by selling their own blood This latest tragedy happened in Varanasi which today is attracting worldwide attention for other reasons The history of Varanasi’s weavers is intricately woven into the very fabric of Varanasi society Just as local pollution has affected the Ganga the ecosystem of Varanasi’s handloom weavers has been harmed The main reasons for the handloom crisis are: one fluctuating costs of Chinese silk yarn controlled by local cartels; two computerised powerlooms replacing handlooms; three lack of regular electricity leaving worksheds in darkness; four bad sewerage systems causing gutters to overflow and flood the pit loom areas; five changes in local and global market preferences leaving sari-width looms idle; six dumping of cheap foreign textiles encroaching on markets for textiles made by semi-skilled weavers This sector’s problems belong to the weaver’s community as a whole It is not a case of communities divided by religious politics but sharing the same problems Of immediate concern should be the condition of weavers at the lower end of the ladder They are victims of market changes exploitation power cuts and fluctuating yarn prices It is imperative that no candidate or party attempt to tear apart this carefully woven centuries-old tradition of harmony propagated even in the 14th century by no less than Sant Kabir Despite Rs 70 crore for the development of “mega clusters” from the Union finance minister for his constituency in Tamil Nadu and for Varanasi because of the Congress vice president’s visit the situation for the majority of weavers has worsened The assessment made by those working within the handloom sector in Varanasi is that silk weaving earlier provided a livelihoods for about 700000 people This has now been reduced to about 250000 The government claims that 75000 looms are working in Varanasi but weavers laugh this off saying no survey has been conducted in the last 15 years At least 40 per cent of looms in and around Varanasi are idle On average a weaver earns just Rs 50-60 a day Approximately 50000 people are out of work in Varanasi because of globalisation and the “China” factor In 2006 imports of textiles from China amounted to 10 lakh metres This has now crossed 9 crore metres Surat’s textile mills copy the Varanasi sari on their machines Chinese machines referred to by some weavers as the “Chinese Dragon” are copying even the traditional zardozi of Varanasi When India is the second-largest silk producer in the world it is criminal to allow cartels to manipulate prices of Chinese yarn and allow the monopoly of yarn banks by traders and big exporters with the help of local politicians Weavers are part of a long tradition and an old network of relationships They count everyone from the spinner to the customer as part of an inextricably linked chain Rigid piecemeal government solutions riddled with corruption have made weavers lose faith Issues that need to be addressed by Varanasi’s elected representative must include the needs of the producer of raw material Because of the over-emphasis on exports small independent weavers are left out of government schemes to help handlooms Small schemes that can target specific problems are replaced by big ones that require “big” implementers with access and influence The scheme to certify handloom products is weighted in favour of the big man rather than the small who cannot pay the fee Certification itself is prone to corruption encouraged by the powerloom lobby Weavers want training and financial assistance to upgrade looms and relief from fluctuations in yarn prices Yarn producers should be encouraged to tie up with weavers’ groups An upgraded tourist-friendly haat (“weavers only” marketplace) could be set up in Varanasi Small weavers could sell their products directly to customers here Start-up funds and independent business plans could be framed to help small handloom weavers in the country buy raw material invest in modern looms obtain design inputs and pay the rent to hire a stall at the haat once a week This would protect them from succumbing to exploitative traders A senior weaver once related a story: a goat and her kid were tethered to a tree near a jungle The goat asked a bunch of monkeys sitting on the tree above whether they would protect her kid from the tiger if it came out of the jungle The monkeys assured all their help and told the goat not to worry Sure enough a while later the tiger arrived The monkeys screeched and shouted jumping back and forth from tree to tree This had no effect on the tiger which took away the kid and ate it The goat cried piteously and asked the monkeys what happened to their assurances The monkeys answered “Well we said we would do something We did” This was his description of government interventions in their lives There is an urgent need to protect and sustain employment for those with traditional textile skills from the vagaries of the global market Varanasi’s future political representative must recognise and alter that The writer former president of the Samata Party is founder and president Dastkari Haat Samiti [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBhubaneswar: If awe eloquence and splendid use of technology are Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forte while reaching to his voters Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik is fast catching up Taking a leaf out of his political rival the oft-reclusive Odisha chief minister converted an occasion like Children’s Day to announce a slew of measures to improve education and in the process prove his detractors wrong File image of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik PTI The state-level programme held at the Capital High School grounds in Bhubaneswar with over 5000 students from 24 schools in attendance was beamed live to schools at district block and village level from 11 am till noon What took most by surprise was the timing and the manner in which the programme was organised With elections imminent in 2019 BJD insiders claim they’re ready for a fight even if Odisha goes to polls early The BJP has already started a high-intensity campaign to garner "120+ seats in the state" as forecast by its party chief Amit Shah Both the parties are engaged in a bitter fight for an imminent by-election in the Assembly constituency of Bijepur in western Odisha One would think a chief minister’s invite to address school children on Children’s Day was rather warm and innocuous But this occasion stood out for reasons more than one This was probably the first one in which the chief minister was all smiles and warmth as he freely interacted with children at a public meet and was seen chatting with participants at length His interactions at other public gatherings have largely remained rather lukewarm so far—partly due to security considerations and his rather ‘reserved’ nature The chief minister has never taken part in a full-fledged press conference in these years limiting his media bytes to predictable one-liners or ‘arranged’ ones with celebrity journalists Also unusual was the fact that the programme was livecast to over 65000 government-run primary upper primary and high schools and this was over private TV and radio channels Conservative estimates put the expenses at least Rs 200 crore And the significant bundobust it involved at the ground level is unaccounted for The critics for once could be right This may be less about Children’s Day and more of a grand show of BJD’s influence and social reach in Odisha This show also silenced a lot of critics who were claiming for long that Patnaik doesn’t know Odia can’t speak few sentences in Odia and therefore unfit to rule the state Speaking in Odia Patnaik invoked Jawaharlal Nehru and the late Odia leader Madhusudan Das who as a child had repaired the road to his school and said today’s children must look up to the late leaders as their role model "You must study hard remember your duties to your parents and to the village and your state when you grow up" he said While Patnaik spoke in Odia for almost over five minutes before lapsing into English you could hear a pin drop at the large gathering Sources say at least 10 days of rehearsals with a state-of-the-art teleprompter like the one Modi uses on his foreign trips to address the audience in English did the trick BJP spokeswoman Lekhasri Samantsinghar even posted a video of two teleprompter stands by the speaker’s side on stage to support her claim that gadgetry did the trick But the damage was done The chief minister announced a comprehensive plan for a Rs 5000 scholarship each to 10 students (Odia Bhasa Medha Bruti) each for excelling in Odia language in the Class X exam Another Mukhya Mantri Medha Bruti (Chief Minister Meritorious Scholarship) in which 40000 meritorious students from each Urban and Block areas will be felicitated with Rs 5000 each was also announced The scheme would also honour teachers and parents of the awardees the chief minister said Patnaik also announced a "Mo School" campaign wherein alumni of a school can volunteer and contribute for the betterment of their alma mater The government would provide a contributory grant to bolster this effort he said All the schemes announced on Tuesday have a corpus fund worth Rs 100 crore At the event in Bhubaneswar more than 100 people signed up instantly as the patrons to contribute to the campaign But no sooner than the event was over the critics were full of venom for BJD for hijacking the Children’s Day event for its own propaganda "Shame to the nikamma (useless) government In 17 years of reign they couldn’t build roads to villages and are asking kids to repair it The government that can’t pay its teachers but spends Rs 200 crore on such a function for self-promotion needs to be shown the door" said BJP spokeswoman SamantSinghar She also alleged that Patnaik is using the kids as "pawns" in his political game Terming it as a "great betrayal of children on Children’s Day" state president of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Odisha Nishikanta Mohaptra said "This government has pushed the state education sector into total disarray Calling upon the alma mater to contribute when the state itself is not investing in educational infrastructure is just shirking of responsibility" By walking to the dais from his car unaided and casually chitchatting even joking with children at the function Patnaik seems to have put all the rumours about his fragile health floating in the air and his reclusiveness to rest "It’s great to see that he can mingle with children so easily how can he be unreachable" asked Manju a parent who had accompanied her daughter to the gathering This seems to be a setback at least temporarily to the BJP which is trying to wiggle into his vote bank by claiming the state is not in able hands and with a leader who can’t even speak in his mother tongue For a chief minister whose clean image has kept him in power for 17 years nothing else should matter Hilarious responses heated debates snide remarks indignation outrage and even political grandstanding marked social media on Wednesday over news that the Narendra Modi government will designate the humble khichdi as India’s ‘national dish’ The news eventually turned out to be false No such moves have apparently been planned But in the time between spreading of the false news and clarification from the government the idea (both for and against) of a ‘national dish’ spread like wildfire Representational image News 18 In so doing some important questions were raised about the symbols that we use to mark the concept of India as a nation state and its civilisational cultural and geographic unity Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal later clarified that the simple dish of rice lentils and condiments—a staple for many Indians across the length and breadth of the nation—will be popularised globally because it "symbolises India’s great culture of unity in diversity" And as part of that plan the ministry is organising a three-day World Food India event starting Friday where 800 kilogrammes of khichdi will be prepared and later served to about 60000 orphaned children attending guests and heads of foreign missionaries Enough Khichdi cooked up on a fictitious ‘National Dish’ It has only been put for a record entry in #WorldFoodIndia — Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) November 1 2017 The news seemed to have spread due to preemptive reporting and/or erroneous conclusion by some outlets In keeping with the normative principle of dissemination of news in the age of social media it did wild rounds in cyberspace before it could be verified and contained Khichdi to be designated as India’s national food announcement on November 4 https://tco/BClEjOMeHO pictwittercom/ijupX5B7x3 — DNA (@dna) November 1 2017 What is of import here is the nature of the reactions that were elicited when the concept of a ‘national dish’ was (wrongly) floated Some such as former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah detected a political motive and linked it with the controversy over national anthem Do we have to stand every time we see it being eaten Is it compulsory to eat before a movie Is it anti-national to not like the stuff https://tco/MkgWEBNQlH — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) November 1 2017 Beyond the political binaries and compulsions some pointed out that India is too vast with too many culinary diversities for one dish to be designated as a ‘national dish’ Suggestions ranged from mutton biryani mutton kosha (a Bengali preparation) parotta-beef to momos yakhni pulao dhokla and even aloo paratha Amid the charge—that khichdi is too bland and unimaginative to be celebrated as emblematic of Indian culinary tradition—lay the underlying contention that propping up one dish as ‘national’ and using the State machinery to propagate and popularise it undermines the richness of India’s diversity This wasn’t very far from some arguments which militated against the very idea of a national dish arising out of a suspicion that the BJP through propagation of one language (Hindi) and now ‘one dish’ is trying to establish hegemonic control over cultures and is issuing a sanctified ‘upper-caste north Indian Hindu tradition’ as the standard certificate for Indianhood As India drops in Hunger Ratings under BJP their response is making #Khichdi national dish This is culinary hegemony What abt gongura — Madhuri Danthala (@Madhuism_) November 1 2017 Unfair to have a national dish in a country with a mind boggling variety of cuisines and tastebuds#khichdi — Ray Stings (@Purba_Ray) November 1 2017 Today’s dinner decision was easy. the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) — which has been struggling to crack the case — has indicated that it is on the verge of unravelling the mystery behind the murder that had rocked the nation. 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