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s hideous! when she carelessly raises an arm to sweep her hair away Whitener for underarms What next Actuallylets not speculate You never know where those obsessed with fairness will go next Meredith is making a comeback along with Mike & Molly Greys Anatomy (Star World) has been advertised and promoted like Satyamev Jayate Everywhere Relentlessly Like it was new or at leastall new episodes But weve begun at the beginning some eight seasons after it first began Good marketing but expected more than a repeat Mike & Molly (Zee Café) are going on their first date again You could almost confuse this with How I Met Your Motherwhere most characters have new dates daily Mike and Molly still make you laugh on that date when she ends up passing out on the toilet seat at the restaurant but please dont repeat itagain Okay [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Danish Sheikh | Published: February 8 2016 12:05 am Supreme Court Related News Last week the 16-year-old Naz Foundation case got a fresh lease of life Approaching the Supreme Court to activate its narrowest of reliefs the curative the petitioners walked out of the courtroom with something unexpected The likeliest outcome had been a dismissal given the court’s limited record with curative petitions The hoped-for outcome had been for the three-judge bench to admit and start hearing the matter on the limited grounds that a curative constitutes In the end the court decided to help us dream again By referring the matter to a five-judge Constitution bench the court has helped us dream a little bigger than usual What happens next What does this mean for the case Of what matter might our constitutional aspirations be composed One could give a cautious measured response and locate the answer in more established doctrine But a tempered response would not do justice to a situation so gloriously unprecedented One of the wonders of this litigation has been how it has added to our larger vocabulary of justice how for instance the Delhi High Court decision revitalised Ambedkar’s notion of constitutional morality Even when the decision was struck down in Koushal this particular conception went from strength to strength in mainstream discourse So with possibilities now multiplying with five judges of the Supreme Court gearing up to sit on a matter involving “significant constitutional interpretation” here is my wild little dream I hope that the court finally seizes upon the chance to expressly recognise a fundamental right to love Even though love as a constitutional right has never been expressly articulated in Indian jurisprudence this isn’t as far-fetched a notion as one might think For one this very litigation has been gradually inching towards the idea When Naz Foundation a Delhi-based NGO working on HIV/AIDS-related issues approached the Delhi High Court back in 2001 the mainstay of their argument was the right to health The factual foundation focused on how Section 377 impeded HIV/AIDS-prevention efforts by rendering outreach workers vulnerable to prosecution and thus violated the constitutional right to health Intimacy at this point was not quite at the foreground of the matter A few years into the process a group of NGOs under the name Voices Against 377 impleaded themselves into the case Significantly the intervention brought together affidavits from a range of individuals talking about their specific experiences of marginalisation under the law The affidavits brought a range of lived experiences into the courtroom One of them was the story of a gay man’s experience of coming out and navigating homophobia It also brings in the language of love He notes “I had fallen in love with a man we were in a romantic relationship My parents accepted him as my boyfriend and treated him as a part of our family We had a deep bond and a caring and loving relationship Despite this acceptance we were unable to feel equal to other intimate relationships which are recognised under the law of this country” The language of love opened the door towards a constitutional rights articulation focused on dignity autonomy and privacy The Naz Foundation decision affirmed this The operative paragraph of the judgment was simple — if you are a consenting adult having sexual relations within a private domain you would not be considered a criminal To get to this holding the judges made some crucial jurisprudential connections including an articulation of the right to privacy that moved away from the idea of a private domain only constituting the four corners of one’s home Instead privacy was an idea that rested in one’s person that protected one’s ability to make decisions about one’s intimate life — decisional privacy What they still didn’t do however is use the word love Four years later the Supreme Court’s reversal of the judgment was met with a large degree of outrage The decision was accurately characterised by Vikram Seth as a bad day for law and love In declaring that the section only dealt with acts and not identities the judges sliced out the idea of relationality from the picture Where is the question of love when all you are asked to refrain from is certain acts of sex Never mind of course the fact that those acts just happen to be associated with a certain section of the population Two months ago as the curative was slowly inching towards its hearing Justice AP Shah who delivered the Delhi High Court judgment gave a public lecture in Delhi He noted how that document had inaugurated a certain conversation in the country compelling a move away from the language of homophobia towards a vocabulary of choice of personal autonomy And then finally for the first time in no uncertain terms he articulated it: It was also essentially about the fundamental right to love With the Supreme Court now lies the potential not just to set right a great wrong but to burnish this idea into the vocabulary of justice Love is an imperilled notion in this country today When it goes against social conventions it is treated as a world-shattering threat: Inter-caste unions are met with honour killings inter-faith relationships are understood as religious insults To recognise a right to love is to create a constitutional claim against these wrongs to send a salvo against intolerance from the highest constitutional court in the country The court has given us hope Now let us see if it alchemises that hope into justice The writer 26 is a lawyer based in Delhi and Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Niti Bhutani | Updated: June 17 2016 12:28 am Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) members during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi (Source: PTI) Top News Thousands of professors have taken to the streets putting aside their ideological differences to protest against the bizarre service guidelines laid down in the UGC (University Grants Commission) Gazette Notification of 2016 the third amendment in only six years The main issues concern their workload and promotions While the workload issue seems to have been resolved in the recent full commission meeting of the UGC the official notification is still awaited Promotions in universities are now made on the basis of a performance-based appraisal system (PBAS) wherein the tasks of professors are broken down into quantifiable indicators and points are assigned for each There are three broad categories under which one is assessed: One teaching learning and evaluation; two co-curricular activities; and three research While there are some advantages to this system it has been poorly thought out in that the emphasis is on quantity and not quality One also needs to look at the timeline of these amendments The first set of promotion guidelines was issued by the UGC in 2010 and defying all logic was made effective retrospectively from 2008 The professors who became eligible for promotion between 2008-10 and whose interviews were held in time during this period got promoted under the old Merit Promotion Scheme but those whose interviews got delayed beyond 2010 (and this is quite common in government organisations) will now be required to apply under the new significantly stricter PBAS This raises two questions: One how can candidates who qualify for promotion at the same time be subject to two different sets of rules Two how can any reasonable government expect a candidate to change his portfolio based on its whimsical fancies The latest amendment has only created further uncertainty as it changes the rules of the game yet again Clearly policymakers lack an understanding of the profession Every aspect of a teacher’s job is not contractible The care and attention a teacher gives is not quantifiable but matters a great deal in how we nurture young minds When some aspects of performance are not measurable the employee is bound to shift his attention away from these tasks to those that can be measured and rewarded Also note that earning points greater than the required minimum does not translate into a higher salary Our goal is to build strong and internationally competitive institutions of higher education But we don’t even have the basic infrastructure to support teaching and research Undergraduate professors sit in a common staff-room and have no designated office space that is available even to a graduate student in the West Having a teaching or research assistant which is a given in high ranking universities is something one can’t even dream about here Research grants are almost always released years after a project is completed Can world-class research (or any class of research) be expected in this scenario The nature of a job at the undergraduate level at least in Delhi University is more teaching driven and very different from that at the postgraduate level In particular the emphasis is more on categories like teaching learning and evaluation than research In the US there is a clear distinction between a teaching position and a research position In all this good teaching is being compromised Higher education needs clear original thinking on the part of policymakers and involvement of stakeholders budgetary issues and GATS considerations notwithstanding We must strengthen our well-established institutions of higher learning by providing at least a basic research environment Promotions can be based on both objective and subjective criteria without solely playing “points” Strong and healthy institutions must be in place to retain our good faculty and encourage new talent into the profession The writer teaches at the University of Delhi Views expressed are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi | Published: July 24 2017 6:04 pm Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in a still from Jab Harry Met Sejal Related News Jab Harry Met Sejal makers had already dropped their club number Beech Beech Mein starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma The makers unveiled the making of the song video and it’s a lot more fun than the original party number Both Shah Rukh and Anushka seem to enjoy the whole process of tapping their foot for a fun number The song seems to be shot in some bar in a European city The video also suggests why the song feels new and stylish Shah Rukh and Anushka’s look are very modern Shah Rukh Khan who is currently vacationing in Los Angeles will soon join Anushka Sharma in Jab Harry Met Sejal promotions Anushka recently attended an event without SRK and spoke about the film The actor who is working with Imtiaz Ali for the first time said that she wanted to work with him for the longest time “I have been waiting to work with Imtiaz for the longest time I remember watching Jab We Met in Bikaner with my parents and I felt this is an amazing film Looking at the character of ‘Geet’ (essayed by Kareena Kapoor Khan) I felt I should be doing films I enjoyed collaborating with him for this film” Anushka had told PTI The actor also said that it was great working with Shah Rukh Khan “I knew him as Shah Rukh the superstar and I was going to do a romantic film with him When I met him on the sets he congratulated me he was chilled out he made me feel comfortable He was not intimidating” Anushka added Jab Harry Met Sejal is slated to release on August 4 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWashington/Islamabad: In a blunt message the US has asked Pakistan to intensify efforts to counter terrorist sanctuaries inside its borders and take concrete steps against the dreaded Haqqani network responsible for major attacks on American installations in Afghanistan The tough message was conveyed by US National Security Advisor Susan Rice to the top Pakistani leadership including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Raheel Sharif during her day-long visit to the country on Sunday Representational image Reuters Rice during her meetings "urged Pakistan to intensify its efforts to counter terrorist sanctuaries inside its borders in order to promote regional peace and stability" said Ned Price Spokesman of the National Security Council of the White House Rice also urged Pakistan to take concrete steps against the Haqqani network after the recent spate of attacks in Afghanistan Pakistani officials said According to Pakistani diplomatic sources Rice appreciated Pakistan’s operation in North Waziristan but urged the country to take more concrete steps against the Haqqani network The group was based in North Waziristan but Pakistani officials say the militants have fled to Afghanistan after military operations The US’ top security official also urged Pakistan to improve ties with Kabul Rice told top civilian and military leaders in Islamabad that attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan by Pakistan-based militants were "absolutely unacceptable" a senior American official was quoted as saying by the Wall Street Journal According to daily Rice’s remarks were in reference to the recent allegations by Afghan president Ashraf Ghani that the series of terror attacks in Kabul were from terrorists based in Pakistan "We share the concerns of the Afghan Government" the unnamed official was quoted as saying Rice told Pakistani leaders that "terrorist and militant attacks have developed into a key point of regional friction" "Addressing this challenge will be imperative for Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours and with Washington" a US official was quoted as saying by New York Times "especially given the recent upsurge in violence in Kabul and the Taliban’s bloody campaign this fighting season in Afghanistan" The US official however made no reference to India’s assertions that the recent terror attacks in its territory were carried out by militants from across the border According to the daily Rice’s visit to Islamabad was unrelated to the growing tensions between India and Pakistan It had been scheduled weeks ago the official said In the last few weeks the United States has expressed its displeasure over the reluctance of the Pakistani government to take strong action against the Haqqani network Last week Abdul Aziz Haqqani a top leader of the Haqqani network was named as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ by the US for his involvement in planning and carrying out attacks against Afghanistan Afghanistan government has alleged that the recent Kabul attacks were carried out by the Haqqani network a view which is shared by the US too Rice and Pakistani officials also discussed how the United States and Pakistan can continue to work together on a range of regional and global issues "Rice commended Pakistan’s support for recent talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban underscored the US commitment to an Afghan-led peace process" Spokesman of the National Security Council of the White House Price said "Rice extended an invitation to Prime Minister Sharif on behalf of President Obama to visit the White House on October 22 2015 to further strengthen the US-Pakistan relationship" Price said Meeting with civil society leaders Rice commended their work in support of human rights development and civil liberties in Pakistan and affirmed continued strong US support for their invaluable efforts he said Earlier this month State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters that Pakistan needs to fulfill its commitment that it does not differentiate between terrorists "Our views and concerns on the Haqqani network are well-known We have discussed them from this podium at length and we raise the issue regularly as part of our engagement with the Government of Pakistan" he said "The Government of Pakistan has made clear that it does not differentiate between militants — this is a commitment from their Prime Minister — and that they will not allow Pakistani soil to be used as a safe haven for militants to attack other countries" Kirby had said PTIs popularity in Bollywood amazes me. a violence-filled story(Laal Rang) or a laugh-riot(Santa Banta Pvt Ltd). IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | St Petersburg | Updated: July 2, which also stars actress Shraddha Kapoor. which he had suffered during India’s encounter against Canada at the Rio Olympics.

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In fact, they told me that you are mad to have come back,government servants, says at one point of time in the film, which features a lone woman facing away from us. PTI Chidambaram’s remarks came in the wake of Naidu’s remarks at SRM University in Chennai on Thursday that the very purpose of demonetisation was to bring back money to the banks and it was achieved. The role of a coach in cricket is more limited than in other sports. 2013 1:01 am Related News Marching to the tunes of Auld Lang Syne in the backdrop of a fly-past by the in-house Super Dimona aircraft,some of these people were let off after proper verification.I had booked a 7.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: October 6,I believe that U-19 players who have come through the system are ready to play First-Class cricket. on Wednesday morning, a leader of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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