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For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anushree Majumdar | Published: January 27 2016 12:00 am Goodness Gracious Me…Programme Name: Goodness Gracious Me Picture Shows: ‘Cheque Please’ Sanjeev Bhaskar Meera Syall – (C) BBC – Photographer: Gary Moyes Top News In linguistics code switching is the practice of moving back and forth between two languages dialects or registers of the same language The expert at this year’s Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is Meera Syal — switching effortlessly between her British accent and a Punjabi one deadpan face et al In the midst of literary stalwarts such as Margaret Atwood Colm Tóibín Aleksander Hemon and fellow British television personality Stephen Fry at the festival Syal 54 walks around mostly unnoticed — except by those of us who grew up in the 1990s worrying that we would crack a rib laughing while reading Anita and Me (1996) her award-winning semi-autobiographical novel that became part of the school curriculum in England was made into a movie and last year was adapted for the stage by playwright Tanika Gupta “I wrote Anita and Me because I wanted some kind of legacy for British Asians Growing up I didn’t have anything that spoke to me that I could relate to All the Indian girls I knew were ‘good girls’ with long straight hair and were studying pharmacy or medicine And they thought I was mad” says Syal The novel was a success and the same year her big break would come in the form of Goodness Gracious Me a sketch comedy on BBC Radio 4 with other British-Asian actors Sanjeev Bhaskar Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir “The first time we met up it was like coming home We asked each other ‘do your parents have suitcases on top of the wardrobe’ or ‘is your settee covered in plastic’” says Syal The comedy she says showcased their abilities to be a part of two different cultures swim against the “either-or” tide all the while creating a brand of British humour that was distinctly original In 1998 Goodness Gracious Me was televised on BBC Two and the cast became household names “Up until that point people didn’t know that Indians could have a sense of humour or irony We were always the butt of jokes we were never the people telling the jokes And then we were That’s the power of humour to be able to change people’s minds but make them laugh too” she says By the time the Emmy-winning The Kumars at No 42 hit the small screen in 2001 Syal had written her second novel Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (1999) But it would be 14 years before she would release her third The House of Hidden Mothers in 2015 A story about international surrogacy the latest novel is about 44-year-old Shyama a British-Indian woman who is unable to conceive a child with her younger partner and Mala a young woman in rural India who is drawn to the financial benefits of becoming a surrogate “I was channel-flicking one night and came across a documentary about the surrogacy industry in India It sent 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Read full coverage here.Written by MANASI PHADKE Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Updated: October 16 2014 1:38 am Related News For the second time in a row Mumbai rose above its reputation Often criticised for the apathy of its voters the city Wednesday registered an average 53 per cent turnout its highest for an assembly poll since 1967 when it clocked 675 per cent Five months earlier Mumbai had a turnout of 5266 per cent in the Lok Sabha polls a peak not reached since 1989 While voters in Gujarati-dominated pockets were the most responsive during the LS polls the enthusiasm this time was the most palpable in Marathi-dominated belts After its 25-year-old alliance with the BJP ended the Shiv Sena had fallen back on its “Marathi self-respect” card for its assembly campaign An Indian Express team who travelled to polling areas dominated by the Gujarati and Marwari communities found the excitement of the LS polls missing It was voters in Marathi-dominated areas who were enthusiastic The highest turnout of 5960 per cent was in the island city’s Wadala a Marathi-speaking heartland It was nearly 10 points higher than in 2009 Other Marathi strongholds in central Mumbai such as Mahim Worli Byculla and Sewri and suburban Marathi heartlands such as Mulund and Bhandup all recorded turnouts in the middle to high 50s In Ghatkopar where the Gujarati population is sizeable the turnout was 4577 per cent (West) and 5703 (East) Enthusiasm was low in traditionally high-voting Muslim dominated belts such as Anushakti Nagar (4357 per cent) Kurla (4810) Mankhurd-Shivajinagar (4108) and Mumbadevi (4920) Political analysts said the trends were indicative of strong anti-incumbency sentiment against the Congress which currently represents 17 of Mumbai’s 36 seats They felt the advantage was with the Shiv Sena as its bids to outperform the BJP in Mumbai “The Marathi asmita issue we raised struck a chord with voters Also Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patil urging businessmen to go to Gujarat too did not go down well with Marathi-speaking voters” said Sena legislator and candidate Subhash Desai BJP candidate Vinod Tawde said “There was a Marathi-Gujarati divide People of Maharashtra wanted change Exit polls are predicting BJP’s victory” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhajit Roy Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: November 26 2014 8:13 am Modi also announced that the ban in Nepal on Rs 500 and 1000 denomination Indian notes has been lifted ‘subject to a ceiling of Rs 25000 (Source: PTI photo) Related News PrimeMinister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked Nepal to complete its constitution drafting through “consensus” and not through the strength of the majority “My appeal is that Nepal’s constitution should represent every community The constitution should not be made through numbers but through consensus” Modi said with Nepal PM Sushil Koirala seated on the dais He also underlined that India is not going to interfere in Nepal’s constitution writing process which has been caught in disputes between parties over a number of issues including “federalism” The deadline for constitution promulgation is January 22 and many feel the deadline will be missed again Modi is learnt to have told the leaders across parties — he met them separately — that “he will wait for phone calls from each one of them on January 22 about completion of the constitution promulgation” In his speech Modi said the new constitution should reflect the aspirations of Madhesis (those from the plains) Pahadis (from the Hills) and the Maoists and other people in the country “Delay in writing the constitution will not be in Nepal’s interest” he said Within a couple of hours of his arrival Modi used the inauguration of a trauma centre — built with Indian aid — as a platform to announce delivered “outcomes” within 100 days of his his last visit in August this year “Things which have been stuck for the last 25 to 30 years have been cleared in less than 100 days The relations has got an engine of trust” he said He chose to make his second visit in four months an occasion to ‘gift’ many things to Nepal relating most of it to what he had said or promised a 100 days ago In all there were 17 outcomes including 10 pacts cutting across sectors Besides the trauma centre Modi also announced the delivery of a ALH Dhruva helicopter to the Nepal Army A ‘regular bus” service between Kathmandu and Delhi was also flagged off and Modi said he has asked officials to explore the possibility of Wi-Fi facility in the bus He also announced that the ban in Nepal on Rs 500 and 1000 denomination Indian notes has been lifted ‘subject to a ceiling of Rs 25000′ SAARCsidelights FAN FOLLOWING PrimeMinister Modi was the star attraction for children from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kathmandu who came to welcome him at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza hotel with Indian flags in their hands One of them Samriddhi a 10-year-old girl from Class V said Modi asked him whether she has visited India When she replied in negative he asked her if she wanted to visit She said yes WORDS OF ADVICE TheIndian PM’s direct statement to Nepalese leaders to complete the Constitution drafting process by December 22 sounded prescriptive to some To counter the impression MEA officials were trying their best to project it as an “advice” or a “counsel” and not as a “prescription” BUS DIPLOMACY Whenthe Kathmandu-Delhi bus service was being flagged off Modi went up the bus and met passengers Apart from this route two more routes have been finalised which are Kathmandu-Varanasi and Pokhra-Delhi Modi has asked officials to work out Wi-Fi facilities on board the bus For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipankar Ghose | Updated: January 23 2017 10:50 am A woman said she had to show she was lactating to convince the men beating her that she had recently given birth; with no power and no modes of communication the victims heard about the NHRC order two days later when a journalist came Top News The NHRC report upholding their claims of rape assault by securityforces is just the first step For the victims living in villages deep inside Bastar making it to court hearings itself is a battle But they tell DIPANKAR GHOSE they will not stop fighting Illustrations by C R Sasikumar based on actual photographs from the spot Under the shade of a thatched hut a child sleeps his cradle made of wood swaying gently A little over a year ago the basket that held him was smaller It wasn’t suspended by a long thin rope from one of the rafters of the home He was just a few months old his body fragile movement kept to a minimum As he slept then his mother went to bathe Soon she says security personnel on a combing mission in the jungles of Pedagellur in Bastar began an assault hitting her on her back and legs She pointed to her baby in the basket and told them she was a feeding mother They didn’t believe her The only proof they would believe she says was the sight of milk from her breasts Watch What Else Is Making News On January 7 14 months after the security forces allegedly assaulted 16 tribal women including her across three villages of Chhattisgarh the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said their claims appeared to be true The next day regional and national papers prominently reported the NHRC’s strongly worded release But 19 km away from the closest motorable road with no electricity or forms of communication where few venture for fear of the wrath of both the Maoists and the State nobody told Pedagellur The first news came on Tuesday morning when a television journalist based in Bijapur 70 km away arrived in the village He told them of the order the promise of compensation and justice Says Vetti Hedma the headman of the village “He told us that more statements would be recorded We told him that if the government wanted to give us money why would we refuse But that we want those guilty punished” The journalist left before darkness fell the headman remembers as most outsiders do “All of us talked long and hard into the night after he left We didn’t believe him we couldn’t But now you have come too…”The first reports of the alleged assaults came in late October 2015 from Pedagellur and four surrounding villages in the district of Bijapur For the next three months more reports kept coming from Bella Nendra in Bijapur and Kunna in Sukma The NHRC in its report estimated 34 victims in the three FIRs registered In its interim report on January 7 taking note of a report by The Indian Express in November 2015 and numerous complaints by social organisations the NHRC said 16 women were “prima facie victims of rape sexual and physical assault by state police personnel in Chhattisgarh” in Bijapur district in October 2015 and said it is of the view that “prima facie human rights of the victims have been grossly violated for which the state government is vicariously liable” The NHRC which examined the three FIRs also said that it could not record the statements of 20 other women and that those statements should be recorded within a month In a stern notice to the chief secretary it asked the state government to show-cause as to why it should not recommend interim monetary relief of Rs 37 lakh to the victims and said it could issue more directions once its investigation was complete Children and the elderly are left behind as after the farming season all the able-bodied leave for neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to find work as daily wagers ‘Peda’ is the word for big in the local Gondi dialect The village has 137 homes according to the headman and as is often the case in Bastar the huts are spread out Even within villages the dissemination of information is slow and only through word of mouth As The Sunday Express reached Pedagellur on Wednesday one woman who was allegedly raped had just come back after three days in the forest cutting wood for fire and for repairing a faulty roof The headman called out to her and told her about the NHRC order over the weekend and what had followed struggling with the words There are no appropriate words for ‘Rashtriya Manavadhikar Aayog (NHRC)’ in Gondi the only language she knows He uses “sarkaar (government)” instead As Hedma finishes talking there is silence Disbelief Would she accept the compensation if it came he asks She nods Does she want justice Yes Does she believe she will get it A slow unsure shake of the head Would she go down to Bijapur to give her statements Would she fight for justice She replies with her eyes fixed on the ground quietly but firmly “As long as I can” he translates in Hindi But both know the battle won’t be easy In the past year for example not one official has made his or her way to this inaccessible area deep in the Maoist liberated zone Not to install electricity not to build a school not to set up a primary health facility (PHC) or toilets under Swachh Bharat The five villages to which the alleged victims belong have no power school PHC or toilet No official has been here to update the alleged victims on court dates either It was Soni Sori a tribal activist and member of the AAP who travelled to Pedagellur in late December and told them about the dates urging the women to go Villagers say that while they managed to record statements at times on many occasions the journey was futile “I went once with a few others to record my statement But the policemen stopped us outside the gate and made us wait till the evening In front of our eyes people left and the court shut We returned” one alleged victim of assault says In October 2016 a Bijapur court issued non-bailable warrants against some of the women for not appearing to record testimonies on the scheduled dates Isha Khandelwal of the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group which is providing legal assistance to the victims says “It was pointed out to the court that there are practical modalities which make this difficult But you can’t give out arrest warrants against the victims themselves The warrants were withdrawn at that point and there is none now” So far 15 of the alleged victims have recorded their statements before a magistrate On the day that the Express reached Pedagellur one victim was on her way to Bijapur to record her statement But she had got the date wrong; there was no hearing The baby of one of the alleged victims Every time the women have to appear for a hearing they walk 19 km barefeet to the nearest metalled road over fields and rocks through forests with wild animals They must make sure that they reach Basaguda town 19 km away before nightfall They spend the night in the Kotaguda village nearby in the huts of those they know eating at their homes The next morning they take a bus to Bijapur 52 km away The bus leaves in the morning and returns in the evening A newly metalled road during the construction of which 24 jawans lost their lives means they cover the distance in less than two hours Should they miss the evening bus on their way back they spend the night on the side of the road Each court hearing takes the women three days in all to and fro “A lot of us will go together” a woman says talking of the next hearing scheduled on January 16 Apart from the intimidating distance there is another reason they seek company There is strength in numbers A strength that will allow them to speak in court Apart from what it costs them physically three days is not something the alleged victims can afford easily Everyone in Pedagellur struggles to make ends meet with the men and women putting in equal work in the forests and fields which provide them their livelihood The landholdings are small leaving very little to sell in the weekly haats “The only source of water is the rain Last year we had good rains but in 2015 we didn’t And since there is no irrigation all we have is a single crop” a villager says adding that they have never got any government relief On Wednesday under a gentle January sun with the grain cut and sold villagers are busy making small culverts in the fields with spades and forks to hold in water should it rain In 10 days every able-bodied person will make his or her way across the border to Cherla in Andhra Pradesh where they will spend at least a month earning daily wages picking chillies Apart from farming there is no employment to be found in these parts “The contractor will send tractors and only the old and the children will be left behind We will earn Rs 150 a day for 12 hours of labour and come back with a little money” Hedma says When they return the residents will scourge the forests looking for mahua to be sold in the weekly market in Kotaguda Once that process is over it would be tendu patta season “Then it will be time to sow the crop again and pray for rains Every day has a purpose that feeds our stomachs” says Chaitu a young man working in the fields Despite the NHRC’s findings senior police officials in Bastar whom The Sunday Express spoke to maintained that “the allegations seem to be part of Maoist propaganda” and “could not be true” Given “the high-profile nature of the case now” they did not want to be named but argued “The operation that was sent to that area in late October 2015 went on information regarding the presence of Hidma a commander of a military battalion of the Maoists and one of the most feared men for our forces How could our men have committed such acts when they would have been in a state of high alert In those parts the Maoists are nearly always present Which is why it is difficult for the district administration to do any outreach for any developmental work In other parts of Bijapur and even Sukma there is work being done to electrify villages using solar energy But Pedagellur and its surrounding places are unreachable unless in big numbers” Asked if he didn’t want solar electricity school or a college like the others a villager in Pedagellur murmurs quietly “Schools and a hospital we want But for electricity I will have to ask the dadalog (Maoists) or they will beat us” In May 2016 the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes had handed over the probe in the case to the state CID finding fault with the police’s investigation until then CID officials admit that investigation in the cases is “very difficult” “There is almost no way to get to the villages freely for fear of an ambush or an attack A massive police team can’t be sent there all the time and even if it is principally there will be duress on the victims with such a large police presence Most of these cases came to light many days after the alleged date of incidents so the medical evidence is minimal So thus far the concentration is on statements recorded Even in those most women cannot identify their attackers at all” a senior CID officer says suggesting that laws could be changed when it comes to investigating these cases Khandelwal of the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group questions police putting “the entire onus of the case on the victims themselves” “For the first few days they didn’t even register an FIR Women are willing to come and testify and have been doing that but what have police done There has been no questioning of their own forces whom they can easily identify It’s unreasonable to expect villagers to know the names of their attackers but police can attempt to start an identification process by other means None of that has been done” she says In the days since the NHRC report political opponents have been targeting the Raman Singh government which is already under fire for police excesses The Congress and the Janata Congress Ajit Jogi’s new political entity have both called for the Chief Minister to step down even sought President’s rule On Wednesday a Congress delegation met President Pranab Mukherjee with their demands Says T S Singhdeo leader of the Opposition in the Chhattisgarh Assembly and senior Congress leader “This government has consistently failed in terms of human rights excesses And each time an investigation hasn’t been launched by it on its own but an institutional body had to get it to take action For instance it was the CBI which held that 160 homes were burnt in Tadmetla in Sukma and in this case it is the NHRC” On January 9 addressing a conference of inspector generals and superintendents of police from across the state the CM said that even though police were doing well in its war against Naxalism human rights violations were not acceptable and officers must keep this in mind In the months following the alleged assault Pedagellur villagers say there has been no cut-back in the visits of security personnel The men react like they have always done — afraid of being picked up they say they run into the forests Initially after the assaults the women did the same “But we stopped after we saw a few changes They no longer come into the village to spend the night but stay just outside This entire year there has been only one small conflict” Hedma says talking about the time some security personnel came in and reportedly took away a hen “threatening” the few elders who protested As he recounts the story Hedma laughs “This is our normal All we want for the future is for the women to get justice and for us to be left alone to live our lives in peace” Behind him the child still sleeps his cradle swaying gently Story so far: Oct 19-24 2015: Women allege rape sexual and physical assault by security forces in villages in and around Pedagellur in Bijapur Nov 4: FIR registered by Bijapur police Jan 12-16 2016: Similar allegations emerge from villages of Bella Nendra in Bijapur and Kunna in Sukma; FIRs registered Feb 22: Matter heard by NHRC which considering “gravity of charges” sends an investigation team April 16: A team of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes visits villages May 2016: The team says investigation unsatisfactory transfers case to CID Oct 2016: Bijapur court issues warrants against women of Pedagellur for not appearing before it to record statements; order revoked later Jan 7 2017: NHRC interim report says 16 women are victims of rape physical and sexual assault sends show-cause notices to government For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMacBook Pros The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and without Touch Bar have been refreshed with improved processor.The standard model rickshaw costs Rs 10, let alone Delhi or Kolkata.the results of both the classes would be out one after another.
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