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cross-questioned the self-styled godman in front of his wife, The sense of community and respect that he experienced at the Dera led him to returning to the Dera with his family,Chand said adding that his family was devastated to know of Ram Rahim’s conviction for raping two disciples “We used to talk about morality when people criticised Dera That was our way to silence them But we haven’t been able to face society after law of the land found him guilty All his sermons have lost relevance” said Chand who works as a security guard in the neighbouring village of Maujukhera “We can never ever call him Pitaji [anymore] It never occurred to us that we would see such a day” said Chand adding that he has thrown in the Ghagghar river his MSG locket and a photo frame of Ram Rahim Employment the driving force Rahul Setia 30 who used to work as a salesman in the sect’s MSG hotel said the Dera runs a chain of hotels restaurants factories educational and medical institutes where thousands from Punjab Haryana Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been employed The construction work at sect’s sprawling 700-acre campus and farm work on about 500 acres employ skilled and unskilled labourers around the year He said those employed in the sect’s projects work around an unwritten agreement that binds them and their families to be followers of the Dera and publicise it Sunil Kumar a resident of Uttar Pradesh said he was employed in construction work along with 20 others from his state “We used to earn Rs 15000 per month for 18 hours of masonry work every day It was compulsory for us to wear the MSG locket” said Sunil adding that he threw the locket away and left his job after Ram Rahim was jailed Baljeet Singh Daduwal a member of the Satkar Sabha said no one has been stopping Dera devotees from holding their meetings at the Naamcharcha ghar but they are gradually starting to visit the Gurudwaras “Employment and financial gain were the main attraction for many to follow the Dera Since that system has crashed people want to correct their ways and return to Sikhism” he added Sat Singh and Vijay Jasuja are Haryana-based reporters Both are members of 101Reporterscom a pan-India network of grassroots reporters By: Express News Service | Published: May 23 2016 12:24 am Earlier this month Prime Minister KP Oli’s government almost collapsed after Prachanda threatened to withdraw support (Source: Reuters file photo) Related News Last week 10 of Nepal’s famously fractious Maoist factions agreed to unite in a bid for power that could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s increasingly fraught political life The new Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre or CPN-MC has emerged from several second-string factions joining with the Pushpa Kumar Dahal Prachanda-led United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist The move towards unification has a simple rationale: Nepal’s beseiged Maoists believe they have to stand together to avoid being picked off one by one In March Nepal’s Supreme Court barred the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission from investigating those cases of human rights violations related to the decade-long left-wing insurgency which were already in the process of being prosecuted The decision opened up the prospect that the Maoist leadership and cadres could face legal action for killings and disappearances The court’s judgment led some forces to demand that the Supreme Court monitor investigations of serious crimes committed during the insurgency to ensure perpetrators did not enjoy impunity Prachanda and Mohan Baidya spoke out against this move insisting instead that all cases be handled by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its affiliate the Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappearances For India the Maoist unification will have disquieting short-term consequences In 2006 when Nepal’s largely India-brokered peace process began the Maoists had softened their historic hostility to their western neighbour Now though it is probable the new Maoist alliance will use nationalism to cement together their ranks Earlier this month Prime Minister KP Oli’s government almost collapsed after Prachanda threatened to withdraw support; the strengthening of his hand will allow the Maoist leader to exercise even greater influence over the course of events Prime Minister Oli who has used anti-India polemic to ward off threats from opponents in Nepal’s plains and from the Congress party is likely to find it hard to resist the temptation to engage in competitive anti-India polemics The best course for New Delhi will be to avoid provocation — and focus instead on deepening its strategic engagement with Nepal’s economy and people Though greater Chinese involvement in Nepal’s economy and political life is inevitable — geography makes better road and rail links between Nepal and China a matter of time — New Delhi should focus on securing opportunities through this enhanced regional connectivity not whipping the tide to try and force it back Nepal’s people moreover are profoundly unlikely to be seduced by anti-India polemic for any length of time: The Oli government’s spectacular lack of performance on earthquake relief and its poor record of governance are what it will be judged on as long as New Delhi avoids walking into the trap of a confrontation In the midst of the coming battle in Nepal New Delhi’s best course is to lie low — and let the country’s people settle their future For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Colombo | Updated: August 31 2017 9:42 am Lasith Malinga now wants to concentrate on movement in the air and off the deck (Source: Reuters) Related News The 2007 Test series in England was historic for India For the first time after 1986 they beat the hosts in Blighty The series also proved to be a turning point in Jimmy Anderson’s career despite finishing on the losing side Talking to Zaheer Khan and learning the intricacies of reverse swing gave the Lancastrian an X-factor Last year the England great was asked how he learnt about hiding the ball “From Zaheer Khan We found it really difficult to face (during the 2007 series)” the fast bowler had said That Anderson became India’s tormentor-in-chief bowling reverse swing during the 2012 series in the subcontinent is a different story but Zaheer’s mentoring qualities are revered in Indian cricket and worldwide Now Lasith Malinga seems to have joined the Zaheer ‘gurukul’ in a bid to last till 2023 A few days ago before the start of the third one-dayer in Pallekele the Sri Lankan legend standing on the cusp of his 300th ODI wicket sought out the former India bowler who is here on a commentary stint As Malinga would reveal the discussion centred on his individual transition from a tearaway quick to a seam and swing bowler “I’m ready to play until 2023” he would say later At 34 years of age Malinga can no longer bowl at 90mph steadily especially after returning from an 18-month knee injury layoff He now wants to concentrate on movement in the air and off the deck And there’s a common thread between him and Zaheer in this regard In 2000 when Zaheer made his international debut he was a fast bowler who hit the bat pretty hard He went through transitions evolved continuously and finished as a craftsman Malinga burst onto the scene in 2004 as Sri Lanka’s first proper fast bowler Michael Holding has a simple definition for them: “the ability to bowl 90mph and above in all spells” Malinga had that zip as a youngster He retained his top pace until he was hit by the knee ailment towards the latter half of 2015 Another scalp and Lasith Malinga would reach the landmark of 300 ODI wickets (Source: Reuters) Now he is forced to change his style and has fallen back on his old friend Zaheer for advice The two had a five-year association as bowling partners at Mumbai Indians “Zaheer is more of a seam and swing bowler and I want to learn more of that kind of thing over the next few years That’s what I discussed with him” the Sri Lankan quick said about his interaction with Zaheer Malinga has always looked at his journey as a continuous learning process “He (Zaheer) is a legend of the Indian bowling attack in previous years We always talk with so many bowlers around the world When I meet them I want to get their experiences also Because they are in the commentary box they look at every single one of my body movements and my bowling action and how I swing the ball They have a good idea of how I’m going now Then every time I have an opportunity we speak about my bowling action and how I have to improve” said the veteran ahead of the fourth ODI against India that will see him lead the hosts in the absence of the injured Upul Tharanga and his replacement Chamara Kapugedera Tharanga will return to captain the side in the fifth and final game of the series Malinga admitted that he has cut down his pace but the ongoing fallow period notwithstanding he still contributes to his team as the leader of the bowling group So when asked whether he still feels relevant playing alongside the modern generation of cricketers there was a hint of despondency “I have played 14 years of international and franchise cricket I have played (against) every other country and every single player in international cricket Now I’m 34 My pace is cut down If you (would have) asked me (this) 10 years ago I wouldn’t have expected that But whoever is coming towards the end of his career there are failures People talk about them not being fit enough or not picking him” At the moment Malinga is taking it step by step After returning to the fold the primary target was to bowl 10 overs and not break down He now feels comfortable doing that But wickets are not coming He is going in this series at an average of 12600 with only one wicket from three matches Another scalp and he would reach the landmark of 300 ODI wickets He said there was no special aim More important rather would be his transition that can keep him in top-flight cricket for another six years For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Huma Qureshi | Updated: July 26 2014 7:57 am Being born a woman comes with a set of disadvantages no matter where you are born or raised (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News I’ve always wanted to be an actor but it was something that took a lot of courage to admit even to myself You see I was a middle-class girl from a Muslim family mildly conservative academic head-girl type etc Not exactly conventional “Bollywood heroine” material Being born a woman comes with a set of disadvantages no matter where you are born or raised Indra Nooyi Sheryl Sandberg and a million other women can attest to that Of course as a girl more often than not your first toy is a Barbie — yes globalisation has brought about a certain ironic standardisation in the toys we play with That plastic toy acquired at say age five(and here I’m talking as a South Delhi girl) sets the benchmark for physical appearance for girls for life In short perfection Or rather some ill-formed non-existent air-brushed yardstick of what is popularly known as perfection That was what the world told me to aspire to But what I figured out eventually was that Barbie can be dusky and she can be black she can have curly hair she can wear a T-shirt with holes she can bake and if you send her out to bat she can hit a six Barbie can be whoever you want her to be I figured out that you could be your own Barbie and perhaps even I could be Barbie I am pretty by most conventional standards But even I feel the “weight” of that Weirdly though that’s not what I love about my body my curves or my image I love that I have a crooked tooth and scars from being adventurous I love that I have Hobbit feet And yes this is a first-time admission to exceptionally large feet I love movies — I love watching them being a part of them But as an actor the fact that my face and my body are subject to such constant scrutiny is irksome At least as an actor I signed up for this Yet isn’t this something all women have learned to do as well We live in a culture that bombards us constantly with messages from movies TV shows advertisements magazine covers telling us there’s only one definition of a perfect body — and guess what you don’t fit it and probably never will Women are constantly taught not to love themselves You already know who the world wants you to be — “six feet two” “size zero” or “size minus one” or whatever eating disorder we’re encouraging this week It wants you to speak when you’re spoken to be seen not heard The world wants your complicit silence Despite that there have been women who didn’t sit around waiting for the world to judge or approve of them They didn’t need anybody’s permission to live fulfilling lives They taught themselves to love who they were perceived imperfections and all And once they did that they didn’t need anybody to give them anything They just took it So can all of us Because what the world needs is to hear your voice Women come in all sorts of jars — different sizes different ages different skin colour hair texture socio-cultural political backgrounds They are all beautiful And when we learn to love who we truly are when we learn to own and even celebrate what the world perceives as our flaws that’s when we’re unstoppable So be unstoppable My favourite poet Maya Angelou said it in her “Phenomenal Woman”: Now you understand/ Just why my head’s not bowed/ I don’t shout or jump about/ Or have to talk real loud/ When you see me passing/ It ought to make you proud/ I say/ It’s in the click of my heels/ The bend of my hair/ The palm of my hand/ The need of my care/ ’Cause I’m a woman/ Phenomenally/ Phenomenal woman/ That’s me I’m not a feminist so don’t label me one I have grown up with the same self-esteem issues as anybody else Nor is this some excuse to be unhealthy or unfit This is just a reminder that we all come in all kinds of jars and one jar is not better than the other They are just different jars If I lose weight tomorrow to play an athlete I am not going to give up the “cause of curvy girls” or succumb to the “size zero epidemic” It will be to create a character for a film Don’t ask me or any girl to be apologetic for how she looks or behaves Qureshi is an actor Her last release was ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 22 2017 4:10 pm The new dress code which came into effect at the Marathon Classic has caused a social media storm (Source: Reuters) Top News Spectators at this week’s LPGA event in Ohio will barely notice a change in the appearance of players after “minor” tweaks were introduced to the tour’s dress code an LPGA spokesperson said on Friday The new dress code which came into effect at the Marathon Classic has caused a social media storm but the players themselves think the fuss is a case of much ado about nothing In an email obtained by Golf Digest players were instructed to avoid plunging necklines to avoid wearing skirts skorts or pants that expose part of the “bottom area” Other edicts included a ban on wearing jeans inside the ropes and also related to off-course attire appropriate for pro-am parties “If a fan tunes into the LPGA this week they will not see a noticeable difference from what players have been and are currently wearing” Heather Daly-Donofrio the LPGA’s chief communications officer said in an email to Reuters She added that the updated dress code far from being a heavy-handed edict was made after requests from LPGA players Criticism of the policy has been widespread with accusations on social media that the tour was “body-shaming” players “Women and girls should wear what makes them feel comfortable when taking part in sport and should not be deterred by unnecessary dress codes” said a spokeswoman for British group Women in Sports But Daly-Donofrio shrugged off the furore “The LPGA is a membership-based organisation and updates to the policy are made with member input feedback and direction” she said “In this case players asked us to update the existing dress code to include references relevant to today’s fashion trends and golf wear Players have been aware of the clarifications for a few weeks and provided input prior to implementation” Leading players at the Marathon Classic were unfazed by the issue “I honestly have been shocked by the response to it because you look at other sports they have a dress code” former world number one Stacy Lewis told reporters “I honestly don’t understand the kick-back we had from addressing the issues that we had on this tour because I think we needed it to be honest “We’ve had a dress code for a long time and it really just addressed a couple of the trends in fashion and what the clothing companies are coming out with now” Lydia Ko another ex number one added: “It really hasn’t changed much to the original code” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 30 2016 1:19 pm Priyanka Chopra from Quantico Related News Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra says when she chose to explore acting opportunities in the West her only worry was whether she would be able to make a name for herself in Hollywood Priyanka 34 earned global fame after starring in hit American TV show “Quantico” She has since made appearances on popular talk shows graced top magazine covers walked red carpets at award shows across America and was also present at the White House Correspondents’ dinner hosted by outgoing US President Barack Obama More from the world of Entertainment: “My worry (in the US) as an Indian actress was whether the global entertainment industry was ready to see an Indian actor in the lead as we haven’t seen one before – be it in television or films I was worried about it as it had not happened with any Indian actress” Priyanka told PTI in an interview “My worry was ‘Will I be good enough’ But I had such a wonderful reception I have got so much love and affection The only thing to do now is keep evolving I only think about how I can grow more and what more can I do” Priyanka entered the Hindi film industry after winning the Miss World title in 2000 She made a mark in Bollywood with films like “Aitraaz” “Fashion” “Barfi” “Mary Kom” and “Bajirao Mastani” among others and then turned to Hollywood to explore acting opportunities there She made her acting debut in Hollywood with American television show “Quantico” and is also part of the “Baywatch” film which will release next year “When I was going to another country (US) I was not worried about acting as I know my job well I know the technical aspects I have tremendous experience of working with incredible filmmakers who have taught me my job” she says “I can stand on the world stage and be confident about my work as my training was with the most prolific film industry in the world which is the Hindi film industry” Looking back at the time back home in India when she started her innings in Bollywood Priyanka says her worry was to learn the craft of acting “I was supposed to be an engineer When I first started in the Hindi film industry I was worried if I knew how to act I had to learn everything on my own on a film set I never went to a film school” Priyanka won accolades for her work in “Quantico” and back home the global star was honoured with a Padma Shri by the Indian government The “Don” actress also forayed into production with her home banner Purple Pebble Pictures and her Marathi film “Ventilator” was well received at the box office “I am always on my toes I don’t take my work for granted I always give my 120 per cent in everything that I do Whether I am successful or not I have always given my best” Priyanka says “I have always taken risks and walked on my own path I like pioneering things I am not following anybody’s footsteps I hope to continue that The pressure has always been there” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: March 18 2013 2:53 am Related News A Sino-US dialogue may alter the international discourse on cyber security Last weekUS National Security Advisor Tom Donilon pointed to the unacceptable frequency and intensity of Chinese cyber attacks on American corporations and called for a comprehensive dialogue with Beijing Until nowthe global debate on cyber security has focused on the challenges of controlling internet crimecoping with hostile attacks on critical infrastructure like electricity grids in one country by anotherand developing legal norms to limit cyber conflicts among nations Donilons remarks at the Asia Society in New York last week helped draw international attention to the impact of cyber warfare on the global economy and the future of US-China commercial ties Donilon urged Beijing to recognise the dangers that the cyber theft of American intellectual property poses to the stability of the global economyinvestigate and put an end to these attacksand start negotiations on drafting a code of conduct A few days before Donilon spokethe US cyber security firm Mandiant published a report which traced most of the cyber attacks on the US corporations to a secret Chinese military unitnumbered 61398located in a 12-story building in Shanghai That corporations spy on each other within and across nations is not a startling development What is new is the Chinese militarys decision to deploy its massive cyber resources against the US companies The PLAs objective is widely seen as part of an effort to alter the strategic balance between China and the US by narrowing the gap between the two countries in the high technology sector Chinas massive cyber efforts have begun to blur the distinction between commercial espionage and national security and the US is eager to work out a set of mutually acceptable constraints This outreach to Beijing complements Obamas determination to defend the US economycritical national infrastructure and American corporations against cyber attacks originating from China and other external sources Obama also met last week with the CEOs of 13 major US corporations to discuss collaboration between the government and business on strengthening Americas cyber security Responding to the recent barrage of American charges of cyber warfareofficials and media commentators in Beijing say China is being unfairly targeted for political reasons by Washington They say China is also a major victim of cyber attacks and insist that most of those originate from the US They call for an end to irresponsible criticism of China and to jointly develop rules of the road for international cooperation in cyber space The question of cyber security in the economic realm also came up in the phone conversation between Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping after he was formally elected president of China last week In his congratulatory call to XiObama described cyber security as a shared challenge that must be addressed in the overall context of the all-important bilateral economic relationship between the US and China Xi apparently agreed to start talks with the US on cyber security and the new prime ministerLi Keqiangaffirmed on Sunday Chinas interest in building a new and sustainable relationship with America US Treasury Secretary Jack Lewwho is in China this weekis expected to probe the Chinese leaders for the terms of the bilateral dialogue on cyber security While the US is deeply concerned about Chinese cyber attacksthere is a new tone that has begun to emerge from Washington underlining the importance of bilateral cooperation with Beijing The need to avoid confrontation with China came through clearly in Donilons remarks at the Asia Society: Economies as large as the United States and China have a tremendous shared stake in ensuring that the internet remains openinteroperablesecurereliableand stable?as made immortal by Hangal.