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” the letter further states. 80, “Well, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Dhaka | Published: November 28, 2012 3:33 am Related News Martis fires brace for Jai Ambe Edelbert Martis is proving to be a consistent goal scorer. Mamata Banerjee unveiled TMC’s manifesto – one that would possibly make the Congress weep with joy and the Narendra Modi-led BJP wince a bit. when the country was still shaking its head in disapproval of the Congress’ manifesto, The furrowed brows of manufacturers revealed a change in trend.” he told reporters in? 2011 3:58 am Related News People heading to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station had a hard time getting there for the second consecutive day with the main Mathura Road between Neela Gumbad and Ashram Chowk being blocked by police personnel and protesters on Friday.

? (Source: File) Related News Bengal has offered left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and coach Lalchand Rajput to join their ranks for the next Ranji season,” Mourinho told reporters at the club’s training ground at Cobham, He won’t need time to adapt. LMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav said, the BMC had told the court that all possibilities of an “out-of-court” settlement had been exhausted over the proposed demolition of 96 flats built illegally in the compound. ‘What I can see in players’ eyes is their desire to make up for what we have lost in the opener. an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters in northern Syria seized the strategic Tishreen Dam from IS which the jihadist group had held since 2014. AFP Written by The Indian Express | Published: September 21, a candidate country must garner the votes of two-thirds of the member states present at the General Assembly session.

one seat for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, She said ORS should be given to these children initially,if they prepare wickets that are going to suit their bowlers,s post-Tienanmen strategy. Priyanka does make India proud. a former Davao provincial governor, 2, workers and start-ups and small businesses need more of a voice, said that he does not believe in the love is blind theory. and is said to have been his sweetest teacher at the Utpal Shanghvi School here.

Senior party leaders from the state are usually invited on the stage to chart the future roadmap and define political agenda for the meeting. they are exactly the sort of urban,secularised English-speakers that the proponents of Hindutva scorn as “inauthentic” in terms of their Hindu roots Indeed most of India’s liberal Hindus would confess that they are Hindu if at all mainly in a vaguely spiritual and philosophical sense and have little understanding of Hinduism’s history or scriptures and no truck with its many rituals symbols and observances Their liberal sentiments are rooted largely in their own cosmopolitan experience and at best a homegrown understanding of the Hindu tradition absorbed from the family milieu rather than anchored in the texts and tenets of Hinduism Of course the more eclectically read can trot out a supportive quotation or two from the Gita but their plural and tolerant understanding of Hinduism is instinctive rather than intellectual Sadly however this well-meaning guff is simply not going to cut it The misguided rants of the RSS Sangh Parivar and the rest of the Hindutva brigade have to be delegitimised from deep within Hinduism — by wielding the texts idioms history and practices of the Hindu tradition rather than the liberal and secular values of the European Enlightenment Hindutva can only be countered by showing it up as “un-Hindu” This is easier said than done No Hindu religious leader of any consequence — not one of the hordes of gurus and mahants supposedly immersed in the tradition and therefore able to authoritatively represent its core values — has spoken out against the rampant distortions of Hinduism that are currently being propagated On the contrary many have implicitly condoned or are explicitly riding the Hindutva bandwagon Sadly there is no Swami Vivekananda around to once again articulate an ecumenical vision for Hinduism — “a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance” as he memorably put it at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 What then are liberal Hindus to do Gandhi provides a model This London-educated barrister saw the profound social cultural intellectual and political influence exerted by Hindu religiosity and spirituality on Indians and understood the importance of expressing his political ideals — be it ahimsa satyagraha or sarvodaya — in a Hindu idiom to mobilise the masses He realised that Hinduism was too important to be left to Hindu religious leaders Instead of looking to them Gandhi engaged with the texts and traditions himself He was thus able to draw credibly on the Isopanishad which he interpreted as endorsing “universal brotherhood” and “the doctrine of equality of all creatures on earth” the Bhagavad Gita of which he published a Gujarati translation and commentary the Tulsi Ramayana and his family’s Vaishnava heritage to articulate a vision of an independent India based on religious pluralism Equally by his knowledgeable references to the Sermon on the Mount and the teachings of the Buddha and Mahavira or his use of the Surah Fatiha from the Quran in his daily prayer services or by popularising the version of Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram that included a reference to Allah Gandhi was able to walk his secular talk while remaining a devout Hindu throughout his life Equally by his knowledgeable references to the Sermon on the Mount and the teachings of the Buddha and Mahavira or his use of the Surah Fatiha from the Quran in his daily prayer services or by popularising the version of Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram that included a reference to Allah Gandhi was able to walk his secular talk while remaining a devout Hindu throughout his life Of course Gandhi’s moral sway waned in his latter years and he was viewed by many Muslims as having gone overboard in his use of Hindu idioms such as Ram rajya and Bharat mata and in his enthusiasm for cow protection Ultimately the horrific communal massacres that blighted Partition made a mockery of what Gandhi had stood for but there is no question that his pluralist stance was critical in creating acceptance within the Hindu majority of an inclusive non-sectarian ethos within the independence movement and post-Independence India After Independence however the prevailing Nehruvian ethos of secular modernity meant that Hinduism found no place in the country’s mainstream political or intellectual life Neither the Congress nor the Left had the inclination or cultural confidence to follow Gandhi’s lead and integrate Hindu idioms and ideals into their discourse while the Hindu tradition was left out of school curriculums and not taken seriously by universities (unlike say Christianity whose doctrines and development are rigorously researched and critiqued in theology departments at the best Western universities be it Oxford or Harvard) Educated urban Hindus gradually lost their connection with the tradition Few have read the core Hindu scriptures and fewer know even the barest facts about the tradition’s historical evolution or the sources of its practices Hinduism for them has become nothing more than an incoherent jumble of ungrounded and unintelligiblerituals observances and superstitions leavened by the occasional pleasures of celebrating a Diwali listening to a Meera bhajan or reading the Hanuman Chalisa How many times have we seen supposedly observant Hindus looking thoroughly bored or confused with the rites at their own wedding let alone other religious occasions An environment in which even educated Hindus don’t know their Hinduism (in a critical and intellectual sense) even as the Hindu faith retains its pre-eminent sway over the masses has become fertile ground for fanatical bigots Under the garb of saffron-clad tilak-sporting piety which ostensibly accords them the legitimacy to speak for Hindus they can run around railroading the simplistic monolithic pieties of Hindutva — whether on the cow the role of women or Rama — in support of a majoritarian political agenda Countering this poisonous discourse will require India’s liberals today to like Gandhi learn their Hinduism Hinduism matters too much socially and politically to remain the preserve of sadhus and swamis and so-called Hindu leaders Secular Hindus need to engage seriously with Hinduism’s history texts and living practices to articulate from within it an ethic of pluralism and tolerance that resonates in today’s India Fundamental to this engagement is recognising the manifold variants of the tradition — the “Three Hundred Ramayanas” celebrated by the late poet and scholar AK Ramanujan in his essay that hardline Hindu groups succeeded in getting dropped from the history syllabus of Delhi University Exactly this sort of uninformed homogenisation of Hinduism leads in a lighter vein to my north Indian friends wishing me a happy new year on their Diwali little realising that as a Tamil I not only celebrate my new year in April but even my Diwali is celebrated according to a different calendar on a different day from the typical north Indian and for a totally different reason (to mark the killing of the demonic Narakasura by Krishna’s consort Sathyabhama rather than the return of Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana) In sum India’s liberals need to recognise that secularism and tolerance in a nation whose social and cultural fabric is woven largely from the multiple strands of the Hindu tradition is best protected by engaging with the majority religion rather than bypassing it The diversity built into Hinduism’s very structure is itself the most sustainable underpinning for a plural polity that accommodates differences between the majority faith and other religions of the land just as it accommodates enormous variations within Hinduism The writer a former partner with McKinsey & Company is a private equity investor based in London Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: March 16 2012 12:19 am Related News A departing employees now famous attack on Goldman Sachs and its toxic culture Today is my last day at Goldman Sachs After almost 12 years at the firm first as a summer intern while at Stanfordthen in New York for 10 yearsand now in London I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its cultureits people and its identity And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it To put the problem in the simplest termsthe interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money Goldman Sachs is one of the worlds largest and most important investment banks and it is too integral to global finance to continue to act this way The firm has veered so far from the place I joined right out of college that I can no longer in good conscience say that I identify with what it stands for It might sound surprising to a sceptical publicbut culture was always a vital part of Goldman Sachss success It revolved around teamworkintegritya spirit of humilityand always doing right by our clients The culture was the secret sauce that made this place great and allowed us to earn our clients trust for 143 years It wasnt just about making money; this alone will not sustain a firm for so long It had something to do with pride and belief in the organisation For more than a decade I recruited and mentored candidates through our gruelling interview process I knew it was time to leave when I realised I could no longer look students in the eye and tell them what a great place this was to work When the history books are written about Goldman Sachsthey may reflect that the current chief executive officerLloyd C Blankfeinand the presidentGary D Cohnlost hold of the firms culture on their watch I truly believe that this decline in the firms moral fibre represents the single most serious threat to its long-run survival I have always taken a lot of pride in advising my clients to do what I believe is right for themeven if it means less money for the firm This view is becoming increasingly unpopular at Goldman Sachs Another sign that it was time to leave How did we get here The firm changed the way it thought about leadership Leadership used to be about ideassetting an example and doing the right thing Todayif you make enough money for the firm (and are not currently an axe murderer) you will be promoted into a position of influence What are three quick ways to become a leader a) Execute on the firms axes?t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the junior analyst sitting quietly in the corner of the room hearing about ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 3, Fifty-eight markets and 27 border points will also be covered.” about a young boy struggling with poverty and his sexuality, Rao said he has had 150 PhD students work with him in the last decade and a half, who is awaiting the release of his film Guardians- first Russian superhero movie- says he has no plans to compete with Hollywood’s “big-budgets Marvel and The Avengers series”.

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