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The other group in the PML-N is against going for early election. PML-N leadership today held meetings to chalk out strategy in the wake of Panama verdict.” shopowner Bihari Rai said.” However,By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 3 I had decided to bat calmly but the fours keep coming.The body was not ready to play a defensive game So I thought let’s play aggressive cricket only but smartly And I ended up creating a world record” When asked about being pledged by Australians Dhawan said “I don’t remember of any sledging on that day And I was in my zone But we know how good sledgers Australian cricketers are And I have a great bonding with them However there have been many instances when a lot of sledging was done” Sharing his experience against Former Australian captain Michael Clarke the left-handed batsman said “I played a cover drive So he collected it and returned it very hard But when I played the same short next time he was not able to collect it” Recalling an instance where the Indian opener and Shane Waston were involved in a banter during an ODI series against India and Australia he said “Watson bowled a ball which hit me at ribs It was paying a lot and he asked me if I was enjoying the pain And I had to take it So when I came to field I mimicked him something he didn’t like it” “But everything is fair in love war and cricket” he concluded in a video while interaction with cricbuzz For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shiny Varghese | Published: May 2 2017 12:47 am Hall of Nations at Pragati Maidan in Delhi (File photo) Top News Ankon Mitra Hexagramm Design Delhi My childhood was filled with books and our trips to the book fairs at Pragati Maidan were a pilgrimage We associated the form of the Hall of Nations with the place where we could get books At the time I didn’t know anything about its structural merits When it was built it was avant-garde for its time Now I try to see things that are avant-garde for these times The building gives you the confidence to push for new ideas and its geometry was so pronounced very different from the regular box buildings everywhere We need better laws that take into account our modern buildings Sriraam P Final year student Thiagarajar College Madurai I’ve never seen the Hall of Nations and it’s not a focus in our study of architecture either While we all know it was an iconic building and part of India’s modern heritage we have never been sensitised to it Most of our textbooks are all about European buildings If architectural theory based on Western ideas is taught for three-four semesters Indian architecture is taught only for one We are rarely taught processes Our traditional buildings are deeply connected to the culture of the people and if you don’t understand the tathparium (symbolism) one can’t appreciate it Abin Chaudhuri Abin Design Studio Kolkata In college we are taught architecture and structure separately but when you begin practice you realise that you cannot separate the two The Hall of Nations influenced Indian architecture in presenting the importance of structure Usually when you design a building you go to the structural engineer for support In the Hall of Nations it’s the reverse idea It showed how structure can influence architecture That’s why this building will always be iconic in understanding architecture as a whole Manish Gulati M:OFA Studios Delhi While studying architecture in Ahmedabad what fascinated me was not only the aesthetics of Indian modernist buildings but also the brutal quality of architecture that came out from this one material — exposed concrete Once in the profession I realised that concrete with all its beauty is also one of the most challenging materials It requires meticulous planning extreme care doing casting and it still could have unpredictable results Being from Delhi I never saw as many examples of it and the only one that always stood out was Hall of Nations with its mammoth scale and yet the concrete cast was as intricate as fine crochet To achieve that thin framework in concrete at that scale with budget and time of 22 months is not only an engineering feat but also a skill that is on a decline Yogesh Chandrahasan WeBe Design Lab Chennai As a student of School of Architecture and Planning we had visited Pragati Maidan Built during the 1970s the Hall of Nations as a pillar-less structure fascinated me It was contextual and had a blend of culture and technology For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Updated: March 8 2015 12:12 am Would it not be a matter of pride to allow her to go and testify proving to the world that we believe in truth prevailing over lies and propaganda Related News The national motto is Satyameva Jayate Gandhiji would have sung to the hymn which asserts ‘And the Truth shall make us free’ And yet again and again Indian leaders resort to bans and prohibitions when they suspect that someone may be critical of some aspect of Indian reality What is there to fear If a young Indian activist working with Greenpeace (much of whose money in India comes from Indian donors) wants to go to London and testify before an unofficial committee of MPs about the plight of tribals why does the government move in a heavy-handed way and prevent her from travelling What is gained thereby The world will think India has some secrets to hide which are worse than what is already known India is an open liberal society with free media and a guarantee of free speech for its citizens Does the ruling class think that by banning one activist from travelling they will improve India’s image Would it not be a matter of pride to allow her to go and testify proving to the world that we believe in truth prevailing over lies and propaganda And now another ham-handed ban on the documentary about the December 16 Delhi gang rape Did it not happen and did it not shock Indians and indeed the world If one of the convicts gave his version of why he raped the young woman to the filmmaker why ban the film Will banning it make the man reform himself Will it prevent the attitudes of such men from being widely known Will Indians and the world at large forget about the case and scores of other rapes and molestations and harassment which Indian women experience daily There is one common theme in these events Fear of the foreigner and hence a xenophobia sometimes parading in a Leftist or a patriotic garb as anti-imperialist Why should we fear or hate the foreigner A closed totalitarian nation like North Korea or Cuba may suppress the truth but why should a liberal democracy Are foreigners only supposed to praise India and come as tourists blind to the realities of daily life Deep down in the official attitudes is the hubris that by banning something they will make it disappear It is the delusion of the powerful that they can rule over minds and hearts of the people who can be treated as their subjects and who cannot be trusted to think for themselves Once all the powerful people everywhere held this view Thanks to the struggle for democracy and human rights over the years people have seized the right to know the truth for themselves Indian leaders such as Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore affirmed the importance of letting in ideas and thoughts from everywhere without the fear of being overwhelmed We repeat their sayings ‘Where the mind is free’ etc Do we know what they mean When Richard Attenborough was making his film on Gandhi the officials had many objections to the script Someone even suggested that no image of Gandhiji be shown only a flickering flame Attenborough robustly refused to comply saying he was not making a film about Tinker Bell His insistence led to the film Gandhi being an unforgettable classic which introduced Gandhiji to generations born decades after Gandhiji died Of course there has never been a film on Nehru as the Family is fearful that it will show his affair with Edwina Mountbatten which has been his worst-kept secret People have to be treated like children when the hereditary custodians of power wish to hide their skeletons in their cupboards There was even the farce about the film Jinnah I must be among the handful of people who have seen this excellent film Yet it was banned in Pakistan and India In Pakistan it was banned for being too truthful about his smoking and drinking and eating ham sandwiches In India for portraying Jinnah as a normal human being rather than a devil with horns Luckily censorship does not work any more The documentary on the Delhi gang rape will be shown via the internet Only ministers think they can ban the truth We know better For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Colombo | Updated: August 4 2017 6:31 pm R Ashwin picked up two wickets on day two against Sri Lanka (Source: Reuters) Related News R Ashwin got off the mark with an drive which was not in control but he still got a four He looked in more control as his innings progressed and he punished the Sri Lanka bowlers He also had a good look of the pitch during his 54-run innings As puff of dust began coming off it Ashwin would have enjoyed it rather than being anxious about them A strong lower-order batting performance including that of Ashwin from India saw them post their seventh 600-plus total in last 12 months and second in two Tests as Virat Kohli left Sri Lanka 20 overs to survive on after declaring India’s first innings on 622 for 9 on day two of the second Test in Colombo And it proved too much for Sri Lanka as they lost two wickets for 50 runs and still needed 372 runs to avoid the follow-on Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal were the two unbeaten batsmen for Sri Lanka Ashwin removed both Sri Lanka openers in his spell of 10 overs after opening the bowling Upul Tharanga was caught at short-leg after he played one straight to KL Rahul off a short ball which could have been put away anywhere Rahul hung on to the catch which hit him right in the abdomen Dimuth Karunaratne got a beautiful delivery on the off-side for which he leaned forward only to get an outside edge and get caught at slips He made half of Sri Lanka’s score on Friday and moved his feet nicely This was after Indian batsmen had done that all day and piled runs with ease Not only the overnight batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane but lower order batsmen also used the same technique to disturb Sri Lanka bowlers’ line and length India lost their first centurion Pujara for 133 early in the day Sri Lanka’s bowling change worked The only pacer in the lineup Nuwan Pradeep did not take the field So Sri Lanka bowled with Karunaratne and he got one to move back into Pujara who was struck on the pads Umpire said no to the appeal The hosts reviewed after wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella insisted Hitting Pujara on the back leg the ball was crashing into the leg stump and Pujara had to walk back India stuck with Ashwin at number five and he joined Rahane in the middle As soon as Rahane looked to unleash he was undone as Malinda Pushpakumara picked up his maiden Test wicket He would be proved of the way he got it Pushpakumara gave the delivery some flight and Rahane already down the pitch could not counter the dip and missed the delivery Niroshan Dickwella did not take much time to remove the bails India went into Lunch at 442 for 5 and when Ashwin and Saha resumed it did not take them time to reaslise that the pitch was not assisting the spinners Saha used his feet to a great extent which Ashwin was rocked solid in the crease He completed his half-century and 2000 Test runs becoming the fastest to reach the milestone with 250 wickets But he was out the next delivery as Rangana Herath bowled a quicker one which Ashwin trying to cut missed and was bowled But India’s strong lower-order with Ravindra Jadeja coming at number nine continued to torment the bowlers Jadeja scored one of India’s six half-centuries a feat achieved only second time in away Tests as India scored 100 or more runs in a session for the fifth time in this series Only the first session is where India missed the mark but they managed 98 in that Hardik Pandya played a cameo of run-a-ball 20 but was caught at long-off playing a big shot This was after Saha had come down the pitch to a ball that drifted dipped and then bounced to beat him He was stumped after his half-century A few lusty blows by Mohammed Shami took the total close to 600 before Jadeja took the team there After 600 in the Galle Test India once again took their total past that mark No team has achieved scored 600-plus totals more than India in Tests in the past one year India have lost none of the Test as well For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsAlipurduar West Bengal: BJP MP from Darjeeling SS Ahluwalia today alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not serious about the condition of Assam refugees who have come to the state following the last week’s NDFB(S) militants attack killing 81 livesA mother with her baby at a relief camp after the attacks by National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Khamikjali Assam PTI Ahluwalia who was accompanied by the West Bengal BJP general secretary Biswapriyo Roy Chowdhury and four other party leaders to the relief camps in Kumargram said Banerjee during her recent visit to the same camps did not show her concern about the inmates’ plights by taking up their safe passage issue with Assam chief minister and Union home minister and instead just made a "token sojourn" to the area The BJP leader also interacted with the inmates of six relief camps spread over Changmari Malapara Dakshin Haldibari areas of Kumargram and called upon the two governments of Assam and West Bengal to ensure their safe return by setting up Army pickets The team will submit a report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah about the visit Over one thousand people from three Lower Assam districts — Kokrajhar Sonitpur and Chirang — were lodged in six relief camps in the district state officials said But local people and opposition political parties claim the number will run into thousands PTI By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: January 23 2017 3:39 pm The Big Sick made its world premiere at the Premieres section of the festival Related News Amazon Studios has nabbed the US rights to the film The Big Sick starring Anupam Kher Kumail Nanjiani Zoe Kazan and Ray Romano for USD 12 million The Michael Showalter-directed romantic comedy is the first big one on the ground at 2017 Sundance film festival according to The Hollywood Reporter The movie made its world premiere at the Premieres section of the festival The story is based on the real-life romance of writer Emily V Gordon (The Carmichael Show) and Pakistan-born comedian Nanjiani who wrote the script together In addition to navigating their cultures’ clashing the couple also endured a life-changing twist when Emily contracted a mysterious illness Kher also expressed his excitement over the deal by tweeting “And the Big and Better News for our film @TheBigSickMovie continues” Meanwhile celebreties including Boman Irani and Anupam Kher are deeply saddened by the Hirakhand Express tragedy which claimed at least 36 lives and left 50 people injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district Expressing their condolences the actors in the hindi film fraternity took to their Twitter accounts Here is what the celebs had to say: Boman Irani: Condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and a speedy recovery for the injured Prayers Hirakhand Express accident Anupam Kher wrote “Deeply saddened by Hirakhand Express tragedy My heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their dear one Praying for the injured” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 29 2017 2:32 am Top News THE MOTOR Accident Claims Tribunal has directed BEST Undertaking to pay compensation of Rs 611 lakh to the parents of a 23-year-old who was knocked down by a bus while crossing the road Awdeshkumar Gautam was killed on August 30 2011 on LBS Marg in Ghatkopar allegedly crushed under a BEST bus MH-01-9659 He was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital but was declared dead on admission Gautam’s parents Santaram and Prerna the applicants in the case approached the tribunal claiming compensation of Rs 7 lakh along with interest The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) contended before the tribunal that no eyewitnesses were examined to prove the involvement of the bus by the applicants and that the offence registered against its driver was based on hearsay statement It further submitted that they had examined four witnesses including the driver who claimed that no such accident took place involving his bus “It is settled law that Motor Vehicles Act is a beneficial legislation…Moreover in case of death claim it is not expected from dependent of deceased to secure presence of eyewitnesses in every case Moreover in most of the cases dependents are illiterate and therefore only on the ground of non-examination of eyewitnesses their claim cannot be dismissed” the tribunal said in its order It ruled that the parents had not witnessed the accident but had made their claim on the basis of documentary evidence including police and medical papers The tribunal observed that though the BEST had claimed that no such incident took place an offence was registered on the same day based on the statement of a man who was told by a motorcyclist the number of the BEST bus which had caused the fatal injury to Gautam The court decided on the quantum of compensation by calculating Gautam’s notional income of Rs 6000 per month along with his age future prospects personal expenses and it came to Rs 486 lakh The tribunal also imposed an amount of Rs 25000 towards funeral expenses and one lakh for ‘loss of love and affection’ awarding a total of Rs 611 lakh to be paid within one month to the parents For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News

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