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In 2016,” she recollected.Mithchell Johnson played just one Test. according to The Hollywood? was not allowed inside by airport security. who called Sharapova “a cheater” and said she should be banned for life from tennis, While there is no doubting that Chanderpaul has given yeoman service to West Indies cricket for 21 years, For all the latest Sports News, makes it hard to believe? says that world cinema is “really evolving”.

also a former British Cycling performance director, has son Benjamin as well as daughter Ella with wife Kelly Preston. the Committee requires a letter of compliance from the President BCCI duly undertaking on behalf of the BCCI to unreservedly comply with the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 21. secretary of the Supreme Court Committee on Reforms in Cricket,Musee des Beaux Arts?describes how Breughel captures unrelated (are they really unrelated) persons and events Benegal emerges as the Breughel of the dynamic medium of cinema As the movie unfoldsthe reluctant widow pursues her dead husband using an Ouija boardsetting the stage for a relentless unravelling of Portuguese Goa a world that we sometimes forgetlasted for five centuries A romance between cousinsthe seduction of a servant girl (one of Ernestos illegitimate children)tension with the Portuguese establishment as one nephew emerges as a revolutionarytensions between siblingsone of whom is distinctly less beautiful than the other all of these covered with a patina that haunts the collaboration of the Souza-Soares family in earlier years with the cruel Lusitanian conquistadors The musicthe settingsthe immaculate furniturethe costumesall come together like a coda that one wishes would never end But the old world does end (who cannot help but think of Tolstoys incendiary Moscow) Leela Naidu is etched in my mind as the last soulful remnant of a Mediterranean experience somehow gone wrong in the tropics Kalyug is simpler in some respectsas it recreates the Mahabharata in the context of a rich Indian family in the licence-permit raj days The names BhishamKaranSubhadra echo the epicas do the scenes The young nephew drives into a nest of trucks waiting to hit his car like Abhimanyu entering the Chakravyuha (I found this quite easily the most frightening and memorable scene in a movie replete with them)Karan being run down while changing the wheel of his car (his namesake died while changing the wheel of his chariot)and so on But the surface simplicity should not fool us Benegal can be devilishly clever as he paints layer upon layer of a sinister palimpsest Any rendering of the Mahabharata has to deal head-on with Draupadis preference for Arjuna over his brothers Benegal deals with thiswhile at the same timegiving us a glimpse of the quasi-incestuous possibilities within a modern Indian family: the husbands younger brother is fair game for the amorous sister-in-law Shades of Satyajit Rays Charulata of course Jealousystupidity and recurring nightmares of illegitimate inheritances take their toll Benegal extracts outstanding performances from so many brilliant stars: RekhaShashi KapoorRaj BabbarAnant NagKulbhushan Kharbanda among others He forces us to confront the underbellies of our own familieswhich we would rather hide Family movies are difficult to make One cannot get away with song-dance-fight extravaganzas One cannot rely on technical gimmicks Each momenteach silencewords said and unsaidgestures of triumph and tragedy all need to be captured in the moving image that needs to move fastbut quite slowly To do this with panache and dexterity that is the sign of a master We in India have been lucky to have lived during Shyam Benegals extraordinary career The writer is chairman of the Nasscom Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ram Puniyani | Published: June 13 2016 2:49 am The personal law question needs to be understood in the context of patriarchy All reform movements that challenge patriarchy call for our support (Express Photo: Javed Raja) Top News Many social practices that reflect social inequalities hide behind the cover of religion Personal laws under British administrators were drawn from diverse sources It reflected the gender prejudices of its times since the interpreters of “religion” have been mostly men The process of reforming regressive practices also began during the British rule Reformers ended practices like Sati and child marriage Conservative sections in the society opposed these reforms and insisted that these be preserved in the name of “defence” of religion Many campaigns for social reform are continuing among both Hindu and Muslim communities Some of the campaigns to let women enter temples where they were not allowed — like Shani Shingnapur — have been effective Similarly Muslim women are demanding entry to Haji Ali Dargah where they are not allowed since the past five years It is against this background that the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) launched a campaign against triple talaq A survey done by BMMA shows that around 92 per cent Muslim women are opposed to this abominable practice The BMMA has already collected the signatures of 50000 Muslim women to oppose the triple talaq and also to oppose talaq halala In triple talaq a man can pronounce talaq three times and throw the wife out of the house In talaq halala if the husband decides to take her back she has to get married to someone else consummate the marriage and then divorce the new husband before she can return to the earlier husband Many maulanas offer this service of being “temporary husbands” As per the BMMA both these practices are un-Islamic It points out that such practices are not mentioned in the Quran A memorandum submitted to National Commission for Women mentions that “The instant method of divorce has no mention in the Quran In fact the Quranic method requires a 90-day process of dialogue reconciliation and mediation before divorce takes place” Many Islamic scholars endorse the BMMA’s stand However the Muslim personal law board and Jamaat-e-Isalmi do not agree with the BMMA The Jamaat is planning a campaign to oppose the efforts of Muslim women for reforming personal laws There are many progressive groups prominent activists and writers from the community who have declared solidarity with the agitating women However these people are being dubbed by conservatives as supporters of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) a pet theme of the BJP and the RSS The fact is triple talaq is banned in over 21 Muslim majority countries including Pakistan The rights of religious minorities for culture right to life and affirmative action need to be supported At the same time the process of reform within the community must also be upheld and supported on moral social and legal grounds The demand for personal law reforms by Muslim women and the BJP-RSS call for UCC are not comparable The RSS is inherently patriarchal and its pro-UCC stance is merely to intimidate the religious minorities The same RSS had opposed the Hindu Code Bill (HCB) drafted by Babasaheb Ambedkar The RSS was against the reforms proposed in the HCB The opposition from conservatives in the Hindu community including many elements in the Congress forced the Nehru government to dilute Ambedkar’s draft of the HCB RSS leader MS Golwalkar was a strong opponent of UCC Later in the wake of Shah Bano judgment when dominant Muslim groups opposed the court ruling in the name of Muslim personal law the RSS began to demand UCC In any case UCC was initially a demand of the women’s movement The basic point which emerged from the making of the HCB was that most personal laws reflect the hierarchical notions of society and thereby accord secondary status to women So what we need are gender just personal laws The gender just code in turn has to be the same for all the communities and hence it will be uniform Gender justice has to be the basis of uniformity; blind uniformity may turn out to be most unjust for women Can non-Muslims opine on the issue of Muslim personal laws This writer wants the rights of minorities to be respected across nations This includes the rights of women who are a minority in power structures Movements like the BMMA seeks to reform personal laws by exploring the space available within the Quran Needless to say there are multiple interpretations of the Quran The BMMA which strives to privillege the humane and just aspects of the teachings of a religion needs to be supported The personal law question needs to be understood in the context of patriarchy All reform movements that challenge patriarchy call for our support Gender equality has to be prioritised over conservative interpretations of religious scholars We do need to say a big no to triple talaq and polygamy The writer is chairman Centre for Study of Society and Secularism Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: July 24 2013 12:39 am Related News NREGA accounts for 07 per cent of rural employmentand it explains just 8 per cent of the fall in poverty growth did the rest As the previous column noted (The great growth-dole trade-off, case, Platini then traveled to Philadelphia for the Gold Cup final on Sunday, But I was pressurised to a point that I started questioning what exactly is feminism. a sitting PM’s name has come in black money transactions. 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000-15, USCIRF had urged such an action, the commission noted In the last two years approximately 100 people have been convicted of various crimeswith punishments ranging from minor monetary fines to life imprisonmentand more than 100 individuals have been acquitted because of lack of evidencewitnesses refusing to testify or the death of witnesses? said on Monday that its subscriber data was safe and protected by the highest levels of security. "But such covert attempts would only further strengthen Congress party’s resolve to raise people’s issues with every attack by incredulous agents of BJP government.