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is a third year?student of English at Ramjas College,Delhi University) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | Published: August 4 2012 1:13 am Related News You know how the bored losers have been venting their frustration during the first week of the London Olympics By doodling devils horns on the heads of Chinese champions Sadlythis isnt just lazygood-humoured caricature but an attempt to demonise achievers with the dark strokes of premature and unsubstantiated allegations So even before the 17-year-old Chinese sensationYe Shiwencould touch the wall and set a new world record in the 200 metre medleythe four-stroke race that decides the most versatile swimmer of the Gamesthe commentators were dropping broad dope hints Days after clearing her post-race drug testsmandatory for all medal winnersYe still gets conspiratorial glances from coachesnegative vibes from a few in the pool andof coursebad press The attack is relentless Latest reports concur that Ye could actually be genetically engineered at those never-seen-by-anyone laboratories in China where bio-chemists sit on the assembly line giving final touches to handmade athletes Its open season out there as bizarre and unproven innuendos unfailingly surface each time a swimmer in red climbs the podium Strangelywhen other teenage swimmersmostly from United Statessliced several seconds from record booksthe snide remarks were conspicuous by their absence At the 2003 World Championshipswhen Michael Phelpsjust 18won four goldstwo silvers and broke five world recordshe was called a prodigynot a phony The story of the lovable teenborn with attention deficit disorder and raised by a single mother for most of his lifewas lapped up by everyone There was not a hint of doubt about the credibility of his achievementnor was his character questioned With his infectious goofy smilehe was the Forrest Gump who featured on feel-good womens glossies and sports bibles As for Yeshe isnt being seen as some charming Nemo or Little Mermaidbut as some evil hybrid fish spoiling the tank The root cause of these hostilitiesbesides her nationalityis her acceleration on the home stretch during her medley win Yes final burstas some unidimensional number cruncher pointed outwas faster than the US mens swim team star Ryan Lochtes final 50 m in the 400 m freestyle Credible swimming columnists have written that Lochtewith a big lead and sure-shot victoryhad slowed down while Ye had paced herself perfectly for the final push They also quote Aussie great Ian Thorpewho speaks about slashing off five seconds from his 400 m freestyle timing in the year before he turned 16 At 17Ye too could be a growing girl peaking at the right time But it is convenient to ignore these voices when you have decided the headline of the story without doing honest leg work or a unbiased statistical check in search of the truth A less-quoted and largely-ignored piece in the British media opens one eye to the world behind the Great Wall Its an anonymous account by a British-born coachwhoafter training five different Olympic teamsis now with the Chinese swimming squad in London Chinese athletes train incredibly hardharder than I can explain in words I have never seen athletes train like this anywhere in the world They have an unrelenting appetite for hard workcan (and will) endure more pain for longer than their western counterpartswill guarantee to turn up for practice every single time and give their all? download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Leena Misra | Published: September 17, The theme of this year’s conference is “Integrated Care for the Elderly”. Senior Congress leader P L Punia said on the phone that party men were awaiting Gandhi in the district. "They cannot suppress the voice of the poor, along with Manmohan Singh, This quality enabled him to evolve a consensus in favour of the argument that he advanced. The authority also suggests state boards access funds from state governments and central government schemes related to local governance. The approach was unique: instead of getting experts to research on the changing ecosystem.

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I cannot reply to everyone who tweeted the column,Hindutva journalists? What can I say I am not a HinduI am not religiousbut I am proud that Indias religionsin their essencegive believers the right to question even the gods It annoys me that the RSS and its ugly spawnthe Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dalhave never understood this and speak instead of the need to Islamise Hinduism Let us hope that Modi recognises that the prism through which this lot sees India and her civilisation is narrow and warped I say this because from your response to my column last week I gather that there is a general longing that Modi does become prime minister The polls indicate that he will not and that he will make almost no difference to the BJPs seats in the Lok Sabhabut from my wanderingsI detect something else The economic collapse and the pathetic way in which the Sonia-Manmohan government has dealt with Pakistan and Chinas incursions on our borders have made people long for a real leader Modi is seen by millions of Indians as that leader From the response to last weeks column I noticed an open rage against Lutyens Delhi This pleases me because I have for at least two decades now campaigned to take Lutyens Delhi back from our babus and netas Other than 65 private housesthe new city that Edwin Lutyens built is occupied by politicianshigh officials and memorials to dead leaders It is a ludicrous situation and the equivalent of the most expensive parts of LondonNew York or Paris being closed to private citizens In India our socialist elected representatives live in homes whose market price today can be more than Rs 400 crore Andits you and I who pay for them to live off the fat of our impoverished land We subsidise their domestic gastheir electricity and drinking watertheir telephone calls and travel No democratic country allows this kind of thing but the practice continues in India because across party lines our political leaders collude to keep this cocooned enclave cocooned forever I have said it before in this column but am happy to repeatad nauseumthat one reason why nearly every politician wants a son or daughter to inherit his Lok Sabha seat is because he does not want to give up his house If Modi becomes prime minister and changes only this socialist evilhe will have done a real service to this country Only when the cocoon is broken will those we elect learn to understand the everyday problems that the average Indian faces The daily power cutsthe unclean water in our tapsthe endless fights for a gas cylinderthe squalid residential colonies and the daily battle with municipal officials to get the smallest municipal service When the children of your MP are forced to go to the neighbourhood government school and use a government hospital when they get sickthere will be change that no amount of rights to foodeducation and healthcare can bring That is the real change India needs Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: March 24 2017 5:54 pm In an interview with indianexpresscom Ehsaan Qureshi opens up about his shooting experience with Kapil Sharma missing Sunil Grover’s presence on the set and why he thinks their fight shouldn’t be taken seriously Related News Blame the Kapil Sharma’s infamous flight fight with Sunil Grover but comedian Ehsaan Qureshi who recently appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show after Sunil Grover Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar bowed out has his terms and condition ready if he is ever offered the show “I wouldn’t wish to travel with Kapil and most importantly will not meet him at night after work because once you get drunk you send tweets to PM and when in the day media asks you about it you don’t have answers because then you are sober” he says with his sarcasm on point After he appeared on the show along with Raju Srivastava and Suni Pal rumours have been rife that the trio is replacing the show’s original cast members — Sunil Grover Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar Ali and Chandan haven’t shot for the show since Kapil and Sunil’s fight in an apparent display of support for Sunil Kapil had misbehaved with Kapil onboard a flight and even physically assaulted him In an interview with indianexpresscom Ehsaan opens up about his shooting experience with Kapil missing Grover’s presence on the set and why he thinks their fight shouldn’t be taken seriously The comedian first of all quashes the reports suggesting he has been signed for the show and then reveals that calling him Pal and Raju for an episode was just a “damage control” as important characters of the show were missing “It’s not true We were called as guests and this was our role I don’t know why this rumour is being spread It’s absolutely wrong But yes after such a long time for the first time comedians were remembered on a comedy show which has hosted everyone from film celebrities child artistes to social activists Anna Hazare Ramdev sportspeople So finally they thought of us and why they did you all can understand It is a case of damage control” This episode might be a saving grace for the show makers but for the three comedians shooting for the show has actually spelled trouble as Ehsaan shares “We were being asked since the show began that why didn’t we go on his show And I used to tell media ‘Please ask this question to Kapil We will go only if he calls We can’t go to someone’s house without an invitation’ And now that we went we are getting only brickbats People are telling us ‘You can’t take Sunil’s (Grover) place’ But we didn’t go on the show as his replacement People are writing such shocking things like ‘The show should be shut we made him (Kapil) star now we will bring him down’” Ehsaan in fact says that he agrees with the fans that Sunil is irreplaceable on the show and this he realised this while shooting The comedian reveals that he even taunted Kapil about this on camera “But when we went for the shoot we missed his presence This is a fact We also missed Chandan and Ali So while shooting we felt something was missing on the show I even said on camera ‘Just like how doctors are going on strike in real life (Maharashtra) similarly doctors are missing on the show’ Now I don’t know if this will be kept or cut out from the final edit” The comedian however adds that he had a pleasant experience shooting the episode for they all joked a lot though he didn’t interact with Kapil on sets On how the atmosphere was behind the scenes Ehsaan says that the tension was palpable as they were called for the shoot at 3 pm and it didn’t start before 12 am Also read |Kapil Sharma Show shoot cancelled as Sunil Grover Chandan Prabhakar stay away Ali Asgar joins newshow “During the shoot Kapil looked happy before that a little tensed Imagine we were on the set from 3 pm and the shoot started at midnight So you can feel the tension that there is something wrong that why aren’t they starting the shoot But when we finally met as the shoot started he looked cheerful He got in his groove and we joked a lot It was great fun shooting the episode” the stand-up comedian says Ehsaan says that he can’t take their fight seriously as they fought in the past too and moved on quickly He in fact questions Sunil regarding his return to Kapil’s Comedy Nights a few months after he left it to start his own series a few years back Ehsaan says that by forgiving Kapil once he gave him a chance to insult him again “But this fight can’t be taken seriously because a similar fight happened earlier too Sunil went and started his own show It flopped and he was back on Comedy Nights with Kapil If you were so firm on your stand then why did you come back Right now also people are missing him but he should honour his word People told us you don’t go on his show I say I never begged Kapil to give me work If you want to call us it’s okay otherwise we have a lot of fans And finally he called us Toh yeh hoti hai baat He was insulted earlier too but he forgave him and hence encouraged him” Ehsaan is also disappointed by Sunil’s silence on the issue He says it just makes him appear selfish “If you don’t have the guts to speak because you think he won’t take you again then that means he is your God Then leave this nautanki You are just keeping quiet he will cajole you and you will be back on the show Grow a spine Being a comedian is different but being human is also important He dented his image last time when he came back to him What if Sunil’s show had worked and Kapil’s had flopped would he have come He came after he flopped So he is also selfish He is not a saint Why can’t you face the media and speak the truth He just wrote a short message on Twitter That’s it He should speak more But then I think he will be back” Taking a jibe at the controversy which has been getting media attention Ehsaan likens it to a national issue Joking about it the comedian says Kapil has become more important than the Prime Minister “Now that these two topics — When will Salman Khan marry and when will Rahul Gandhi tie the knot — have died down and even the elections are over so this fight is the burning issue in the country I want to tell people ‘Take care of your wife she might be angry with you don’t think about Kapil and Sunil Apna dekho Shows come and go’ It’s not as if this doesn’t get sorted the nation will forget how to laugh Everywhere I see it’s Kapil Kapil Kapil as if he is more important than the Prime Minister and is our God” In the end Ehsaan also has an advice for Kapil “He should not drink It’s not healthy He is a sensible man Also Kapil and Sunil form a great pair on screen Sunil is very important for the show so he should be back on the show Kapil should understand that he should not insult his team members This should end” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News For someone like that (I have) a lot of admiration for.500 crore due 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the team wore a settled look in both formats, In this context, Keira Knightley, Delhi’s current wastewater treatment is a national disgrace. which is not involving itself in these activities. this required sustained initiatives to reshape India’s cultural space. an old woman takes pity and starts filling up their pots, running water, “It’s much more commercially driven, the commercial departments are serious.

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