Priyanka Chopra meets Narendra Modi: What 'sanskaari' trolls tell us of battle over women's bodies

Priyanka Chopra meets Narendra Modi: What ‘sanskaari’ trolls tell us of battle over women’s bodies

Recently, I was at the Queer Film Festival in Mumbai Kashish in 2017. The closing ceremony was organized by actor Asif Ali Beg-and Radio Jockey Rohini Ramnathan. Asif, who was in the drag, asked my friend Rohini if ​​it was a woman – what she directed his gaze towards her cleavage. Rohini’s mother, Kala Ramnathan, sitting on the front row, laughed. The mother-daughter duo did not think twice about what nobody thought. Why do I mention this? Because Priyanka Chopra’s legs speak of the city.

“How dare you expose your legs to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?” Requests us too.

I know that Priyanka is the pride of India. But the Priyanka body is not a national property. Priyanka Chopra’s legs are her legs. Not yours, not mine or the nation’s. There is no additional respect if the covers, not least, if you do not. It can be used to walk, or to kick some. And he does it in style. She responded to these trolls instagramant a photo with her mother – in which her legs play a starring role. And anyway, how is a woman supposed to sit? If you sit with your legs apart, request. If you cross one leg to the other, it is improper.

I think people really have problems is that a woman sits down. Because in many cultures of India, a woman does not sit when a man is there. Priyanka unintentionally challenges everyone.

If you think it’s just the story of famous characters in theater, television and film, you’re wrong.

My friend Sheetal has breasts. She is proud. She has heavy legs and weight around her hips. She is proud. Take what you like. Sit as she wants. It is what it is, the other way around. She is not afraid of her “breast bhakts.” If someone appreciates their “melons” (as some like to call them libertines) with the right spirit, she would smile and say “thank you”. When I ask her to hide the uncomfortable bra strap coming out of her shoulder, she puts me telling me – if she shows it, you leave it. When I told her that they look ugly, she replied, “It’s not for me.” She is rebellious to many. Her breasts – she is not at war with them. They are given more attention than they deserve. She has “thunder thighs”, but she did not bother much. They are yours. It says right to your body and you feel comfortable with it.

There are several Rohinis and Sheetals and Tanias and Noor Jahaans among us who do nothing. But for those who do, and trawling the internet ‘vitriol’ling trawling could be devastating. Besides guarding the modesty of a person like sanskaars, these guardians of morality are also the mentality of a patriarchal society. Also, joining the cacophony of different voices, they also create an online band that could even push someone to the brink of mental trauma – sometimes even the suicide path.

Also, I do not think the interest of their “sanskaars”. How many of them had a man flown by his pointed nipples, or were they ashamed to have adjusted his crotch in public? Our dictates are directed towards women. Women should dress with decency and “respect” is another way of saying “if you do not live, you will be asked.” No one passes the dictates of men.

To be fair, Narendra Modi has not asked Priyanka to wear a fully covered salwar kurta with a dupatta covering the head, which looks like an Egyptian mummy. There he has not asked to wear a nine-yard shiny sari, like an aluminum film, either. I did not expect to rub the forehead with sindoor without taxes. In fact, he celebrated his talent. These trolls give Modi a bad name.

Kabul blast: Who carried out diplomatic zone attack in Afghan Capital killing dozens?

Kabul blast: Who carried out diplomatic zone attack in Afghan Capital killing dozens?

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the powerful blast destroyed Wednesday the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, killing at least 90 people and wounding hundreds more.

The attack, condemned by the international community, highlights how the capital of Afghanistan has become one of the deadliest places in the country to civilians.

As silence stretches and public anger grows, the AFP looks at the top suspects: the Taliban have denied they were involved – but analysts say it should not be taken into account.

Currently in the midst of its so-called “spring offensive”, the Taliban – who are trying to expel foreign forces from Afghanistan and to rule the country through its extremist interpretation of Islam – are by far the largest and most Powerful insurgent group.

They were expelled from power in a US-led invasion in 2001, but have seen a resurgence since the withdrawal of combat troops from NATO’s first line in 2014, briefly capturing major cities in more extensive campaign areas.

In recent years, the group – sensitive to its public reputation – has opposed the pretence of attacks against civilian targets, although analysts believe it could be a tactical expediency.

“It is described as more moderate than ISIS, so do not rush to take credit for attacks on the civilian population,” said a regional expert Michael Kugelman-based Washington after The Attack Of Wednesday. The Islamic State (IS) group, however, has little hesitation to take force to account for bloody attacks, including those of “soft targets,” as it aims to spread its supposed “caliph” from its base in the Middle East.

Several attacks were carried out in Kabul, almost as deadly as Wednesday: in July, according to them an attack in which more than 80 people died in the city.

In March, they alleged a deadly raid on Afghanistan’s largest military hospital, which killed 60 people officially, firing patients in their beds – despite survivors and analysts have suggested that the attack also had the characteristics of the Taliban.

The group – which mainly consists of former combatants left the Taliban and Al Qaeda – has gained some traction in Afghanistan for having formally designated the land in the province “Khorasan.”

The United States Army has lost last month’s Bulk Artillery GBU-43 / B – known as “the mother of all bombs” – at IS positions in Nangarhar province, killing dozens of jihadists who have vowed to eliminate.

But while its followers celebrate Wednesday’s attack in Kabul on social networks, the group has not claimed responsibility for the QAMA propaganda agency. The Afghan intelligence agency blamed the Haqqani network allied with the Taliban for the attack, which has long been believed to have links to the dark military establishment in neighbouring Pakistan.

Led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is also the second leader of the Taliban, numerous operations have been carried out in the heart of Kabul, including the bombing of the Indian embassy in 2008 in which nearly 60 people died.

Tighter visa rules: US wants social media details, travel info of past 15 years

Tighter visa rules: US wants social media details, travel info of past 15 years

Trump administration launched a new questionnaire for United States visa applicants worldwide requiring social media over the past five years and biographical information dating back to 15 years.

The new questions, as part of an effort to strengthen control of potential visitors to the United States, were approved on May 23 by the Office of Management and Budget, despite criticism from various education officials and university groups during A period of public comment.

Critics argued that the new questions would be too cumbersome, lead to long delays in treatment and deter international students and scientists from coming to the United States.

With the new procedure, consular officials can request previous passport numbers, five social media functions, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information, including addresses, employment and travel history.

Officials are requesting additional information to decide “whether the information is needed to confirm identity or to conduct more stringent national security controls,” a State Department official said Wednesday. The State Department earlier said that tighter control would apply to visa applicants was instrumental in justifying further verification as part of terrorism or other visa restrictions related to national security. ”

US President Donald Trump has pledged to increase national security and border protection by proposing to give more money to the military and to pay Mexico to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.

An attempt was made to establish a temporary travel ban for people from six predominantly Muslim countries in which a US appeals court refused to rejoin the discrimination of calls and the establishment of a confrontation before the Supreme Court.

The Office of Administration and Budget has granted emergency authorization for the new six-month issues instead of the usual three years.

Although the new questions are voluntary, the form states that information may delay or prevent the processing of an individual visa application. Lawyers and immigration lawyers say the demand for 15 years of detailed biographical information as well as the expectation that bidders will remember all their social media functions, likely to contract candidates who make innocent mistakes or do not remember all the information requested.

The new questions give consular officials “arbitrary power” to determine who gets a visa without effective control of their decisions, said Babak Yousefzadeh, a San Francisco-based lawyer and president of the Iran Bar Association.

“The United States has one of the strictest visa application processes in the world,” said Yousefzadeh. “The need to further strengthen the implementation process is  unknown and unclear.”

Stuck between protests and depression, Kashmir’s youth look for escape

Stuck between protests and depression, Kashmir’s youth look for escape

A recent visit to Kashmir took me to Pulwama which is 50 km from Srinagar, in the southern part of the disturbed valley. There I met three young men fleeing stone from the security forces.

“Yes, we paint the stones, We want freedom,” said the most talkative among them, taking the name of Jehangir. Both presented themselves as Adil and Omar.

The freedom of that; India, he asked. The response came after a pause: “In India, oppression, we are students, the police stop us, beat us, disturbing us and harassing our families …”

All were in their twenties; Low-income families. During a 30-minute conversation in a corner of a crowded market, they shared stories of police excesses. A local cop was the worst pursuer; Including blocking innocent young men and freeing them for their consideration.

As we have said, the three of them were sitting in the backseat of Maruti Alto, my local contact. They were not comfortable, the air was bare and crazy. In distracted attention they were seen on their phones, by showing me snapshots intermittently blinded by pellets and inflammatory messages militant leader Zakir Musa. The former Hizbul Mujahideen commander had been the news for threatening to kill the leaders of Hurriyat Kashmir who were called in a political conflict. Is Musa your leader? I asked. They said someone with a gun was their leader – Burhan Wani, Musa Abu Dujana or Let.

They have all accepted their leaders, relatives of activists and protesters killed by the security forces: “The father who lost his son is our leader, not Syed Ali Shah Geelani has security Z (Mrs. Hurghyat).” For them, Musa Destruction Engineering, was a “engineers bound to take the gun.”

Omar had aspired to be a doctor. With Jehangir, who is wanted to the provisions of the Public Security Law. “I have no choice. I get stones because I have no weapon to deal with security forces.”

The home village of Wani, Tral, located at a distance of 25 km from Pulwama, Kashmir is called Kandahar. A series of obstacles forcing banks to keep ATMs out of money in the region.

I tried to show triumph agitated the inconvenience of a life in crime, to be in conflict with the law, regardless of its cause, the feeling of being harmed. And if the case against the young are eliminated; Were the prisoners released and offered jobs or loans for small businesses?

His eyes light up, but only momentarily. “We can not live or eat freely, to talk about work,” Jehangir said. But it could work if it had happened, Adil admitted: “We have lost interest in the system to aspirations unjustly denied or defeated.” The students I met in Srinagar and Pulwama College domain came from a better socio-economic context. But he also felt betrayed by the effervescent and corrupt system. “The young people here lead a depressing life,” said Shamim Meraj, editor of Kashmir Monitor. Sports stadiums are in a state of detention and poorly maintained parks since the floods of 2014 even movie theaters are closed, leaving Gen-X hanging from the Internet that also locks up when events occur.

More daughters, more money: Harvard researchers’ tips for venture capitalists

More daughters, more money: Harvard researchers’ tips for venture capitalists

Venture capital firms whose partners have more girls tend to outperform their competitors, hiring more women and making more money, according to a new academic study.

In a review of rare gender diversity results in the form of a benefit, researchers at Harvard University said that other girls encouraged leaders to hire more women, in turn, “improve a performance of operations and money “.

His work was published by the influential National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit research organisation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Venture capital has long been a world dominated by men, three-quarters of companies that do not have high-level investors, according to previous research cited in the study.

But increasing gender diversity could be a recipe for greater profitability, wrote business professor Paul Gompers and researcher Sophie Wang in the study co-author.

Venture capital companies are often pocket-sized enterprises, small businesses that are committed to the start-up success of investing millions in exchange for participation and hope for high performance.

According to the study, companies increased their gender diversity hiring more women saw their success rate to increase by almost 3%. Profitability, as measured by the domestic rate of return, increased by more than 3%.

University based their findings on 12,000 venture capital investments made between 1990 and 2016, primarily by US companies.

They also studied the personal information obtained from 1400 investment partners. Mathematical models have shown that the probability of hiring a high-level investor has increased by 25% when a child has been replaced by a girl among the partners of a company.

The authors have made investments that led to an initial public offering of the company or when the company was acquired for more money than expected.

The study, released Monday, adds weight to business arguments for gender diversity, they said.

“While diversity has been hailed as an important pillar of modern civil society and the contemporary work environment, there are few rigorous studies, in our view, that estimate the causal economic impact of a varied work task in a real business environment, “They wrote.

Beyond the data, it was not clear why partners with more girls have improved the performance of venture capital firms, they said.

The authors wrote that partners raising girls may feel less tense against women and therefore hire more. Female couples, by their origin, could also open the door to more business opportunities.

Watch - Police release video of Tiger Woods falling asleep on the wheels

Watch – Police release video of Tiger Woods falling asleep on the wheels

The controversy over the arrest of Tiger Woods on Tuesday for the DUI charge continued with Jupiter County police dash the publication of a video of the incident.

The former world number one golfer seemed disoriented, stumbled and swayed by a sobriety test on the ground that led to his arrest. The video showed that Woods was unable to tie his shoelaces and staggered as he tried to walk in a straight line. Woods was “unable to walk alone” and was “hard to keep his eyes open.” The American golfer could not follow a red light with his eyes when he was invited to do it by the officer.

To check if wood understands the instructions, the officer asked him to recite the alphabet from A to Z in a “slow and non-rhythmic.” “This means they do not sing, okay? You understand the instructions,” the officer asked Woods. He replied, “Yes.” When the officer asked him what the instructions were, Woods said, “Do not sing the national anthem upside down.” At one point in the sobriety tests, Woods asks, ‘What do we do?’ Maderas However, he managed to recite the alphabets later as seen in the video.

Woods had blamed DUI detention during an adverse reaction to prescription drugs. After his release, Woods issued a statement in which he said: “I did not realise that the drug mix so I was affected. I apologise with all my heart to my family, friends and fans. myself.

Woods, who has already been news away from the golf course. Her private life has collapsed in late 2009 on accusations of affairs with several women and ultimately led to the end of her marriage. These accusations followed a bizarre car accident early in the morning outside his Florida home that swelled rapidly into a sexual scandal in himself that transformed his life and career up until now into the unshakeable backhand.

The Woods scandal eventually cost him a number of lucrative sponsorship deals, while other authors have strayed from their use in marketing, but have not yet terminated their contracts with him.

Woods, whose current sponsors include Nike, Bridgestone, Hero, Kowa, the top cover and monster power was ranked 12th on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes in the year 2016, with a total profit of 45.3 Millions of dollars, despite so much If the year recovering from a back surgery.

1 dead, 5 injured as Pakistan targets Indian posts in J-K’s Poonch

1 dead, 5 injured as Pakistan targets Indian posts in J-K’s Poonch

One worker was killed and five people including a BWA jawan were injured Thursday morning in the Pakistan bombing along the Control Line (LOC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Unconfirmed reports revealed that a soldier had died, but no confirmation came from the army, police said.

Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta said that the total force of the reserve engineering worker (Gref) died in the Mankote area in Mendhar in the Krishna Ghati sector, which, Nowshera in Rajouri with, has been subjected to intense Fire through the Morning Control Line.

The identity of the deceased has not been established.

The manager responsible for the wounded border security force was identified as Mohammed Havaldar Nizamuddin 50 BN BSF. He was treated in a hospital in the army in Mendhar.

Gref Four employees were injured when Pakistan has focused on the Balnoi area around 7:30 am, Mendhar Riaz Tantray subdivision police officer said HT.

Two of the men – the driver Radha Krishan and Pervaiz Ahmed – were seriously injured and displaced Rajouri district hospital. The other two were treated at a Mendhar hospital.

Gref is part of the Border Road Organization, a division of the Ministry of Defense responsible for maintaining the road network to the borders of India.

Tantray said police had received unconfirmed reports of the death of an Indian soldier from Mankote. “The army has not confirmed yet,” he said.

The intense bombing was in the area and obstructed the evacuation of villagers. The latest ceasefire violation comes after a two-week break.

Krishna Ghati is the area where unfair Border Action Team Pakistan crossed the Line of Control, ambushed a patrol and beheaded two Indian soldiers, Paramjit Singh and Prem Sagar, May 1.

The murders led to large exchanges between the two sides in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

Three civilians, including one girl, were killed in Nowshera while 10 people, including four soldiers, were wounded in the shelling, which lasted for 15 days.

Violations of the ceasefire along the Control Line increase in summer when snow melts and open mountain passes through which militants sneak into India. Pakistani troops give fire to the infiltrators.

Tubelight song Nach Meri Jaan: Salman Khan is Aladdin to Sohail Khan’s djinn, watch video

Tubelight song Nach Meri Jaan: Salman Khan is Aladdin to Sohail Khan’s djinn, watch video

If Salman Khan Aladdin, Sohail Khan is his djinn. If Salman Khan needs someone to finish it is Sohail Khan. In Tubelight the Khan brothers become brothers Bisht, the captain and his Bandhu. The last song of the film Nach Meri Jaan is a celebration of the brotherhood, or Bhaihood as Salman and called Sohail. With Salman and Sohail Khan, this subject was composed by Pritam and was written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Salman Khan shared the song when he wrote: “#NaachMeriJaan Laxman Bharat aur ke Saath Celebrate Bhaihood”, while director Kabir Khan wrote: “The Bisht brothers highlight their Bhaihood in #NaachMeriJaan.”
Previously, Salman celebrated this bhaihood when he took to Twitter and shared a photo with Sohail childhood, wrote: “Bandhu @SohailKhan Captaan aur Bhaihood ka.” We saw the two brothers working together before but some Tubelight looks special. In fact, Salman Khan had said he was in tears when he doubled brother emotional dialogues in the film.

This is the third collaboration between director Kabir Khan and Salman. Previously, the two gave superhits like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The first song by Tubelight called Radio Song was issued before the trailer for the movie and has been made from applause. There is the hook became a favorite of fans of Salman and many have downloaded the YouTube videos in which we see to do so.

Tubelight is based on the American film Little Boy. While the original had a small child signing for his father to return from the war, Salman plays a particularly disabled man whose life revolves around his brother, played by Sohail Khan. When the war between India and China begins, Sohail has to go to war and how the character Salman, Laxman, manages and tests his faith with respect to the film. Chinese player Zhu Zhu Morning and child actor Tangu King also play a major role in the film. It’s also the latest Om Puri movie. Tubelight released the Eid this year, on July 23.

Congress cries foul over removal of Rahul posters

Congress cries foul over removal of Rahul posters

Hyderabad: Before the visit of Rahul Gandhi, GHMC State Congress sees a TRS-controlled conspiracy behind kidnapping cuts, banners, banners and photos erected in and around the city to welcome ACEC Vice President. In reaction to this, the civic corps finds that it follows its own code and added that it did not skimp either the minister of the municipal administration K T Rama Rao.
On Wednesday, the day before a one-day visit to Rahul Sangareddy, GHMC field staff began removing all flags, banners and posters erected by Congressional workers. “The municipal minister KT Rama Rao puts pressure on the GHMC to remove the banners and posters from Congress.” The TRS rule feels unstable. “The TRS realized that people are aware that the state government has done nothing for The last three years and now the Rahul public meeting will keep the unemployed young people away from the TRS, “said Congress Youth Staff President Anil Kumar Yadav. CCTP President Uttam Kumar Reddy says he has hired To almost all legitimate sites available and advertising space advertising on the road Trapped by Rahul Begumpet Airport through Sangareddy Kukatpally. “The rule should be the same for all political parties and GHMC should eliminate even the TRS flags and posters if erected on the street posts and other places in the city,” he said.
The Secretary of State at the Youth Congress and the media social support Venkat Grijalva said that they changed the strategy after the GHMC staff began removing the host flags, banners, posters and clippings in Kukatpally, Serilingampally, BHEL and Patancheru. We decided to lift banners and other Begumpet Airport documents from Sanga Reddy after midnight, “he said. He said the collector Sangareddy also threatened to reserve cases against Congress workers to erect signs in public places without permission. We dared to reserve cases against us. We are ready to go to jail, but everything will welcome Rahul Gandhi. When Congress was in power, it allowed each party to raise flags and banners. TRS Why does you feel so scared about the popularity of Rahul Gandhi, “he said.
GHMC Commissioner Janardhan Reddy told TOI that only the illegal signs and signs were withdrawn.

White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

Michael Catanzaro, a former lobbyist for oil and gas, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policy. Shahira Knight may weigh in on pension issues even though she has already worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services. The White House on Wednesday released on its website ethics exemptions granted to four former lobbyists and others who have joined the government. In all, the White House has obtained 14 exceptions to ethics.
The revelations came after a dispute between the Office of Government Ethics and White House lawyers. Other agencies and executive departments such as Treasury, State and Defense must share similar information with EMB by Thursday. The Office of Management and Budget responded to the EMB data request last week saying it had issued a zero waiver.
As part of Washington’s commitment to “drain the swamp,” President Donald Trump prohibits high-level officials involved in the executive from working on “special” government matters involving former clients or employers for two years. President Barack Obama has imposed similar restrictions on his employees and ethics granted waivers. The White House is also represented by these exceptions on its website.
Exceptions to the Trump administration include four former registered lobbies. The rest is for other employees whose new government functions can overlap with their previous private jobs. Many are “global” exceptions for groups of employees.
Exceptions to the White House were examined by White House lawyer Don McGahn and Stefan Passantino, leading ethics. The White House said this is just waivers if these lawyers consider it too embarrassing for the person to use ethical issues brought on by their previous jobs.
“Whenever possible, lawyers worked with each member of the team to reconcile adversarial behavior rather than seeking waivers, which resulted in the limited number of exceptions granted,” said Lindsay Walters head of White House spokeswoman.
Certain exceptions cover the most important employees of the White House. For example, there is a “general” waiver which indicates that all presidential persons “may participate in communications and meetings with news organizations relating to general issues.” This opens the way, ethics, Steve Bannon, former CEO Breitbart and now head of strategy for Trump, remind reporters on the news site.
This is important because Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a group funded by transparency liberals who filed numerous complaints against the Trump administration had argued in a complaint that Bannon violated ethics pledge to talk to their former employees. Another waiver explicitly allows Kellyanne Conway, Third Trump, to contact and interact with clients of her polling company.
Joshua Pitcock, who was the only lobby group in Washington and Indiana, now serving as Chief of Staff Vice President Mike Pence is authorized under a waiver to stay in the room when the problems involved are Indiana.
“It is important that you can communicate and know the state of Indiana, and disqualification from these meetings or communications would limit the ability of the Office of the Vice President to effectively realize the priorities of the administration,” said his resignation.