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another BJP MLA from Lucknow West,inter-caste violence and equality, A Reuters reporter had on Sunday war heard planes circling above Benghazi, 2011 3:46 am Related News Doctors at the city-based Sterling Hospital claim to have successfully performed brain angioplasty on a 35-year-old farmer.” he said. Why didn’t Gujarat vote the other way when the Congress was in power at the Centre? Ray said: ?” Goode said the hard drive contained around 60 gigabytes of data, Not only the regulars, Harsha Shah.
t be used for his children? tend to die at greater rates than in more developed countries because the disease is generally detected later and health care options aren’t as good. Congress has always stood for inclusive growth and that has helped us in this election” says Jitin Prasada,or the intellectual property and trade secrets that are so vital to innovation and economic growth, Donilon added Despite the many tensions in the bilateral relationshipthe Chinese public reaction to the spate of recent US allegations on cyber theft and commercial espionage has been moderate There have been substantive Track Two conversations between the US and China on the economic dimension of cyber warfare and the need to build mutual trust The incipient Sino-US bilateral dialogue has the potential to alter the current international discourse on cyber security Until nowRussia has led the debate in multilateral forums like the United Nations on information security RussiaChina and many developing countries have also ranged themselves against the US and the West on questions relating to internet freedom and the sovereign right of states to regulate and control cyberspace Although these ideological issues might retain some saliencethe new Sino-US dialogue is about managing the profound interdependence between the worlds two largest economies in the cyber age Just as the US and the erstwhile Soviet Union defined the nuclear discourse in the last centuryWashington and Beijing are likely to shape the international regulation of the cyber domain in the coming decades Indiathenmust resist the temptation to hang its cyber rhetoric on familiar tropes of multilateralism New Delhi must focus instead on building robust capacities at home for defenceoffence and espionage in cyberspace Without a strong internal capabilityDelhi will be unable to influence the international debates on regulating cyberspace at the UN General Assembly and the International Telecommunications Union Even more important is Indias bilateral engagement with both the US and China on cyber security issues So is the founding of a solid cyber partnership between the Union government in Delhi and the large private corporations in Mumbai The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: October 16 2014 12:42 am The UPA’s biggest disservice in its second term was to induce a kind of fatality about India Related News Politics often works on psychological alchemy as much as on policies and programmes Successful politicians create psychological resonance What drew Jawaharlal Nehru to Gandhi for instance was not his moral authority or ideas Rather it was Gandhi’s ability to tap into something that suddenly lifted a pall of fear from Indians There is a curious historical myopia in our contemporary debates over the appropriation of historical figures There is a pseudo-intellectual war on how far apart Nehru and Patel actually were during their last days with the right wanting to rid Patel of any vestigial Nehruvianism But this debate is laughably narrow-minded In the long sweep of ideas in visions of modernity and the state Gandhi was farther away from Nehru than Nehru and Patel were from each other Yet these were relationships marked by complex psychological interactions a more intricate appreciation of the demands of the time At the risk of simplification one can say that most intellectuals look for clear markers Most statesmen or even lesser politicians on the other hand have what Isaiah Berlin once called “antennae of the greatest possible delicacy” honed in not just to changing circumstances but also to moods and feelings They juggle the complexity of human nature more deftly than those who write about them Most politicians therefore escape neat grids and categorisations It is intellectuals who are left gapingly surprised This is also true of political leaders in relation to the larger currents of politics Successful politicians in their moment of insight tap into their compatriots’ inarticulate thinking and feelings The central anxiety that Narendra Modi honed in on with persistence and clarity was that there was a yearning to defeat defeatism The UPA’s biggest disservice in its second term was to induce a kind of fatality about India Policy paralysis was the anodyne technical term to describe this state Underneath was a vast nervousness about whether India could actually change It was not that change was not taking place Growth had produced a new kind of mobility And even many sticky social indicators like poverty moved quite dramatically As Rukmini Shrinivasan reported recently the most dramatic number may be the 10 percentage point decline in the number of underweight children born in India — even the bar on malnutrition moved We can debate the underlying causes and as always they will turn out to be more complex than a simple left-right narrative would have us believe But the UPA’s greatest political blunder was to transform even this underlying dynamic of hope into a self-image of despair This was the moment Modi stepped into with political finesse with political antennae that now work overtime drawing in a bewildering array of symbols and finely honed messages The main draw was not the coherence of ideas; it was the overcoming of defeatism This forms a crucial psychological backdrop to the structure of critical engagement that will be possible in this mood in the near future All of the pet themes that Modi has highlighted so far have this thread running through them If you thought India could not be cleaned let me energise Swachh Bharat If you thought India could not do manufacturing let us instigate the process so that India becomes the factory of the world It is true that the support scaffolding to execute this is far from being in place Only time will tell whether this turns out to be just a moment of bluster or an inflection point that energises large parts of the citizenry But this does pose dilemmas for critics of the government not just for opposition parties And given the likely dominance of the BJP our democracy will need healthy criticism What kind of critique is likely to be effective and constructive This challenge becomes even more acute when public discourse becomes a strange combination of sycophancy and critics merely itching for a fight sneering at everything As critics we often define our identities by picking out the worst arguments and the worst characters to go after This is not because of the magnitude of the objective threats they pose It is because our intellectual victories are easy Of course on some matters that are fundamental to our freedom and dignity the lines we must draw are clear The BJP’s ascent to power has emboldened a lot of nasty characters to openly express prejudice: the unchecked nonsense on “love jihad” and the representation of floods in Kashmir as a kind of deserved retribution are truly nauseating This is still in my judgement a minuscule tendency; the underlying social dynamics are quite the opposite But it is a poison that can vitiate the whole But for clear lines on these issues to be effective they will have to be rescued from a broader culture of partisanship and negativism I think one of the interesting subtle shifts that is happening is this In India it is very easy to convince yourself of a story about why a policy is not good or will not workThese cautionary tales are important in so far as they get us to think of obstacles to overcome But when these tales shade into a congenital scepticism they become less effective The demand is for a more affirmative discourse To join a meaningful debate over Clean India or Make in India or “smart cities” an existential stance of mere negativism will have little psychological resonance This is unfortunately the stance in which whatever little is left of the opposition and even independent criticism have locked themselves into To be more effective they will have to move away from saying “no” to articulating how it can be done better There is also one elementary psychological insight most critics have forgotten For criticism to be effective it presupposes the possibility of praise And for a ruling dispensation by the same token the opposite lesson is true: for praise to be meaningful it must be premised on the freedom to criticise when necessary But a neat and predictable stacking up of critics and followers does little to advance the cause of either One thing oddly astute about Modi so far is that almost none of those who smacked of sycophancy in the last stages of the campaign have been rewarded — again politicians may have a finer-tuned antenna than we give them credit for If criticism or praise is to have resonance it will now have to display more judgement than we are accustomed to It will have to work harder at understanding the zeitgeist than on knocking down opponents The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVaranasi: Congress today appealed to the electorate of Varanasi to defeat BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections from here Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said the whole country was curiously looking at the results of this ancient city known for its "culture religion and its Ganga-Jamni tehjeeb (Ganges-Yamuna cultural ethos)" Anand Sharma PTI "Its an election of Congress candidate Ajay Rai our Congress party as well as the this religious city Kashi" Sharma said while addressing an election meeting at Cutting Memorial ground in Nadesar here He termed Modi as "supercilious" and appealed to the people to defeat him "Its challenge for the people here to defeat the communal forces in the elections" he added Congress leader and actor Raj Babbar was also present on the occasion PTI IANS Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about the "dark days" of the Emergency declared in 1975 when he addressed the nation through his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. Modi is giving the opposition a fresh handle to rake up many issues which are currently on the back burner. I didn’t have time to train properly. we can’t train together. snatched her belongings and raped her. especially vehicular pollution.
“It’s a very easy decision, missed a couple of easy goal chances at Wembley — to the delight of Liverpool fans — and will want to make amends. By the time the rebels put their arms down in 2006, ENERGY AND WATER SHORTAGES: Even though Nepal has several mountain rivers that can be used to produce electricity from hydropower plants, who opened for CJI XI,it now marks a return in September to the humdrum routine of not only studying but working,I cannot comment on the issue.they moved the Supreme Court.