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From ?led by their captain. As Western Railways tired towards the end of the game,97 Retail selling price at Delhi Rs/Litre 70. The latest incident occurred on Thursday in Barmer, including Cardinal George Alencherry of the Syro-Malabar Church, “Sexual desire thrives on rising intimacy and being responsive is one of the best ways to instill this elusive sensation over time,Delhi has yet to provide six more welfare officers in the jail, the High court bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath said The courtin its orderalso noted that the social workerswhich were to be appointed by the Department of Woman and Child Development of the Delhi Government to work with the Special Juvenile Police Unitsas well as the jail visitors panel created by the NCPCR to monitor the issue of juveniles being put into jailshad stopped coming to work since their salaries had not been paid The Delhi High Court has been monitoring the issue since 2011 after taking suo motu cognisance of the issue of underage offenders being put into the jails meant for adult prisoners The DLSA is assisting the court in monitoring the issueand the Member Secretary of the DLSA had been directed to file a report on the compliance of orders issued by the court in May last year regarding the implementation of the various rules under the Delhi Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules2009 The DLSA in its report had informed the court that though the JJ Rules state that two social workers each had to be appointed to work with the Special Juvenile Police unit for each of the 13 districts in the capitalonly 13 had been appointed by the governmentof which eight stopped working as their salaries had not been paid For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLisbon: Video refereeing will be used in all matches in the Portuguese championship next season just the latest country to bring in technology to help beleaguered officials The Portuguese football federation (FPF) said on Thursday it hoped the move will end disputes particularly between major clubs Porto Sporting Lisbon and Benfica This is a representational image Getty Images "We are convinced that it will be very important in reducing the margin of error" Fernando Gomes chairman of the FPF said in a statement The technology will be given its first major test in the final of the Portuguese Cup between Benfica and Vitoria Guimaraes on 28 May Football has been slow to embrace video technology in comparison with sports such as cricket and American football but it is now quickly gaining traction Fifa president Gianni Infantino said last month that video assistant referees will be used at next year’s World Cup in Russia for the first time Video technology will also be used for the first time in France in the end-of-season play-offs this month while Australia’s A-League is also embracing it and there have been tests in Germany Brazil Italy and the Netherlands Written by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: May 12 2014 10:20 am Related News Because this is Varanasi Where the Gangs of Poorvanchal have come together to fight communal forces Where a firebrand radical isn’t pleased they threw eggs at his rudraksh Where delightfully Guptaji shows off his fish and chicken fry — and Brahmins can’t wait to give India its first OBC prime minister Having made only four really short visits as a reporter to Varanasi spread over almost four decades I can’t be so pretentious as to promise a definitive political profile of a city that defies adjectives but is in its very own way both the finest and most embarrassing embodiment of India’s diversity Think to begin with of the stories that brought me here on these four occasions First in 1983 to cover a never-ending strike at Banaras Hindu University The university may have been shut but I returned a sophomore if not a graduate yet in caste politics All this is not academic It is about caste here said young BHU leader Shatrudra Prakash and then gave me the mantra: “Brahmin Thakur Bhumihar eastern UP western Bihar” I am happy to report that Prakash has done quite well in politics meanwhile He is a formidable talking head for Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) on Hindi news channels and has even served as a cabinet minister in Lucknow Of course he has found greater fame recently when the police in Gomti Nagar Lucknow’s equivalent of Delhi’s Lutyens found in his official residence two cars with exactly the same number plate Maybe he loved that number or probably because of numerological compulsions both had the vanity plate of UP-65-AA-9999 Curiouser still both cars apparently had security stickers for the state assembly and the chief minister’s residence But both cars were rather modest an Innova and a lowly Maruti Zen A real socialist still The second visit was in the summer of 1991 following Rajiv Gandhi’s campaign trail from Bihar via Buxar and Ghosi from where the Congress party’s two funniest court jesters then contested KK Tiwari (professor of English he called VP Singh “Brutus” in Lok Sabha and later played a stellar role in hatching the failed St Kitts conspiracy to malign him) and Kalpnath Rai who made his fame with that immortal pitch for his leader to Nutan Manmohan then reporter for Madhu Trehan’s video magazine Newstrack: Rajiv Gandhi is a daeemond daeemond (cupping his palms as if holding that diamond) don’t break it please A brittle daeemond if you had ever seen one He later defected to the Samata Party and threatened to pull down the dhoti of the then prime minister Narasimha Rao in Parliament We finished that murderously hot day after Rajiv’s last rally at 1 am (yes the Election Commission wasn’t such a girls’ convent Mother Superior then) and while eating dinner at a dhaba outside Varanasi railway station we talked about how Rajiv desperate to look accessible was taking liberties with his security He was assassinated at Sriperumbudur his next campaign stop The third had to wait another 13 years to record a Walk The Talk interview that I cherish most of all It was in fact Ustad Bismillah Khan’s last interview He was now fading but still gave me a tutorial on life music secular religiosity and the city he so loved Why did he say no to Pakistan despite such allurements having been thrown at him “Kyon mera Benaras de sakte thhe woh kya mujhko There can be no music without god and you can’t confine god to any faith” Every prayer even a maulvi’s azan he said must be set to music and so music is the sacred secular thread that ties all faiths together “How can I play Bhairavi without first praying to Shankar bhagwan” And so what if the Hindus won’t let him enter the temple He could always go behind it touch the wall along which the deity rested and come back to the shehnai blessed by Shiva Do see that interview on the NDTV 24×7 website again (iexpin/vXv84855) You will then be able to appreciate the difference between his Varanasi and ours today All three main contestants are now chasing his descendants for secular endorsement MY FOURTH visit to Varanasi for nearly three days to watch the election campaign is my longest so far But I am still a novice and safer therefore just looking at the writings on the wall to understand what is changing and what isn’t The first is the stranglehold of caste No caste is not about to be banished in the very home of Brahminical ritual But there is change How else would you interpret a flourishing Guptaji Fish and Chicken Fry Centre at Jagat Ganj in Telibagh area not so far from the holy Dashashwamedh Ghat the venue for the stunning evening aarti and the Kashi Vishwanath temple I guess our Gupta ji has merely to walk five minutes after earning the day’s bucks from selling merchandise his caste would so firmly prohibit and take a dip to leave his sins behind But more seriously this election in Varanasi can no longer be explained with Shatrudra Prakash’s old caste mantra This election is different Look up the history of this constituency Barring the one Yadav from the Congress it has always returned an upper caste as you would expect from Varanasi (though technically two Jaiswals elected in the past are OBC in UP) Compare this with what is likely to happen this time In Narendra Modi Varanasi is going to elect its first real OBC in the sense that the so-called upper castes are going to vote en masse for him Let me use the usual qualification: if the opinion polls are right Even though what the hell can’t we read such stark writings on the wall Modi will be old conservative Brahminical Varanasi’s first-ever elected genuine OBC leader defeating four relatively upper caste rivals a Bhumihar (Ajay Rai of the Congress) three Banias Arvind Kejriwal the SP’s Kailash Chaurasia and the BSP’s Vijay Prakash Jaiswal I am not sure who my favourite Gupta ji of fish and chicken fry fame will vote for but his seat is now reserved for a supposedly lowly Teli (oil presser) a backward caste whatever the Congress may say in protest Even the favourite lyricist of all of us Gulzar had got into some trouble for his “Teli ka tel” line in his folksy foot-tapper “Dhan te nan” in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey The upper caste hold had been broken in the heartland a decade ago with the SP BSP and RJD building their own Dalit/ OBC coalitions with Muslims But Modi’s arrival in Varanasi will create a first an OBC chosen by those at the very apex of our caste pyramid to be our prime minister no less In an NDTV election discussion recently when it was suggested that the Brahmins of Uttar Pradesh may be furious at the humiliation of their own Murli Manohar Joshi I had said somewhat cheekily that for BJP supporters in UP Modi is the first Brahmin See me find vindication this Friday An evening spent watching the aarti on Dashashwamedh Ghat however reveals more writings of change Banners of the All India Nishad Samaj welcome you to the aarti Nishads are a large OBC community of bird hunters and fishermen The banners hail the greatest Nishad heroes through ancient mythology and contemporary history: Eklavya and Phoolan Devi We are familiar with both Phoolan a most celebrated dacoit became a heroine to her people for fighting upper caste oppression — she even won a Lok Sabha seat for the SP And Eklavya remember the legend The Nishad prince was rejected by Guru Dronacharya because of his low caste So he returned to the jungles made a clay likeness of Dronacharya learnt at its feet instead and became an archer way better than Arjuna Dronacharya wouldn’t accept that a lowly Nishad should be better than his favourite Kshatriya pupils Kaurava or Pandava He found a most notorious solution in our mythology: he asked Eklavya for his right thumb in gurudakshina so he would never be able to challenge Arjuna It is in the name of the same Dronacharya that we have set up the biggest national award for our sporting coaches Upper castes always win you see they tell us whom to worship and how and they write history too Now you can appreciate why Mayawati makes such an impact with her assault on “Manuwad” You can also then put the Nishad Samaj banners and the “Teli” Modi rising as the biggest hero of the upper castes in better perspective SADLY some of Modi’s rivals are trying to fight with crime what they could not have done with caste alone Meet the Congress party’s somewhat unlikely challenger to Modi Ajay Rai I run into him with the usual reporter’s luck in the elevator at Varanasi’s shockingly decrepit Taj Ganges It helps that he is accompanied by my old friend Raj Babbar The thick wide swathe of sandal-paste on Babbar’s forehead tells me Rai has probably just taken him for a VVIP darshan of Kashi Vishwanath I shamelessly push the Babbar connection to drag the reluctant don or the bahubali as they prefer to say in these parts for a chat Rai’s frame is short squat and muscular his long drooping moustache quite benignly charming and a clean-shaven head ensures you won’t miss him in a crowd Put a mop on his head and he would remind you of Tigmanshu Dhulia as bahubali Ramadhir Singh in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur Rai’s alleged accomplishments in that area do not match Ramadhir’s but the man the Congress has picked to save the republic from the “communal” Modi does have at least nine criminal cases against him He is a listed history-sheeter and also charged under the Gangster Act That very same morning we had been invited for a very open conversation over a breakfast of aloo parathas by Amit Shah and even before we sat down he had very very very politely complained about my having asked in one of my National Interest columns what the BJP was smoking or drinking when it decided to send him to UP “I wanted to call you Shekhar bhai to convince you that I am not like that” he had said in a manner that told you deep down he was still an old-fashioned Indian politician But shake hands with Rai and you need to ask the Congress the same question: what were they smoking and/ or drinking when they picked him as their secular challenger Or was the idea just to humiliate a rival not much unlike the legend of the decadent opium-smacked Mohammed Shah “Rangila” one of the last Mughals hurriedly raising an army of what will be called the third gender in these politically correct times to “fight” the marauding army of Nadir Shah These are strong words I know even borderline in a family newspaper but I believe it would be dishonest delusional unpatriotic and even contra-secular to indulge in euphemisms here It would take several pages if I attempted even a short history of what may be called Gangs Of Poorvanchal but it is no less stirring than that of the mythical ones of Wasseypur except that the antagonists’ faiths are swapped To Rai’s Ramadhir Singh the blood-feud enemy (Manoj Bajpayee’s Sardar Khan in the film) is don Mukhtar Ansari currently running for nearby Ghosi (once clown Kalpnath Rai’s seat) from Agra Central Jail See footage of him on YouTube and you can’t miss the broad chest thrust out chin thrown nonchalantly in the air and that dismissively arrogant gait I will take some convincing that Bajpayee did not take a close look at him to prepare for that brilliant portrayal Ansari is in jail there for many seemingly good reasons But two are particularly relevant He is under trial for assassinating Ajay Rai’s brother Awadhesh Rai in the course of usual gang warfare over extortion territories in 1991 and later BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai He was returning from inaugurating a cricket match on November 29 2005 and ambushed with AK-47s and other carbines Even a country as rough as this has not seen a massacre like that Hundreds of bullet casings were found at the spot Krishnanand’s body had 21 bullets His driver guard and four associates also took about as many In fact 67 were pulled out of their bodies all 762 mm automatic except one single bolt-action slug from somewhere lower down in Krishnanand’s body The legend goes that he was shot once to be ritually immobilised and then used for target practice Many investigators threw up their hands in both cases But the courts finally ensured Mukhtar and his brother Afzal (a candidate from Ballia) were put to trial But why are we still telling such an involved story Aren’t blood feuds normal in these parts And in any case since 1989 the BJP and secular rivals have reduced local electoral politics to a communal riot by another name Please let me try and explain why it is not normal Ajay and Mukhtar are enemies The Ansaris and the Rais the Bhumihar sub-caste indigenous to Ghazipur and which has given us some of our most respected civil servants have been sworn enemies too Such enemies that in the 2009 elections when it looked like Mukhtar (then on a BSP ticket) might defeat Murli Manohar Joshi Ajay (then on an SP ticket) transferred tens of thousands of his own caste votes overnight to the BJP Joshi won by a mere 17000 votes Again an enemy’s enemy is your best friend So what’s new But now Mukhtar who was to contest from Varanasi to save secularism first on the BSP ticket and then on his own party’s the Quami Ekta Dal’s (it is just him two brothers and a few henchmen) has withdrawn in support of hold your breath Ajay Rai As secular coalitions go this must be the most spectacularly fraudulent and immoral ever It will give the mafias a bad name You want me to confuse — and infuriate — you further Ajay a five-term MLA has been elected for the BJP thrice So the Congress has found their mini Shankersinh Vaghela in Varanasi too He has also been in the SP Mukhtar has been with the BSP in the past and now supports the Congress As they would say in Varanasi dono ney ghat-ghat ka paani piya hai As soon as the election ends the war will resume in jail and outside If this is the nature and quality of the allegedly secular challenge you know why Modi and Amit Shah are so chill We ask Ajay how he can join hands with his brother’s alleged killer He says that is a separate issue and the trial goes on while this is about keeping the secular vote together and for loyal Banarasis to join hands and beat the outsider Modi I WON’T risk a wager on who will finish second in the race but there is a reasonable chance it may even be Arvind Kejriwal In which case he will have emerged as Modi’s foremost secular challenger ahead of the Congress the SP and BSP which are contesting only naam ke vaaste The way Kejriwal has caught the Poorvanchali imagination is quite remarkable Whatever the caste any Banarasi is a political pundit and the line you hear often is nobody can stop Kejriwal from finishing second Or more colourfully as we are told by Ashutosh Mishra a school teacher in village Saidapur 140 km away “koi rok nahin sakta unko second aane se bahut parishram kiye hain bhai brand ban gaye hain Kejriwal” But as any marketing person worth her Excel sheets will tell you a brand needs to be nursed carefully particularly when young and so filled with promise Kejriwal may need to pause as he seems to be damaging his own brand with a combination of anger ideological confusion and frankly political impatience His supporters may be fewer but are the most genuinely committed even when you discount the happy hordes of children who provide heft and decibel to his processions though they are in it mostly for the fun of playing mock sword-games with jhadoos We see Kejriwal’s roadshow at Bachchaon Bazaar about 10 km outside Varanasi on Chunar Road But Kejriwal’s problem is not non-serious bachchas but his muddled message Why am I in Varanasi when I could find an easy passage to Parliament from Delhi he asks Good question It is because I haven’t come merely to become an MP but to defeat Modi save India from this monster So conceded good answer too But why is Modi such a monster Is he communal a threat to secularism and thereby to India Somehow we didn’t hear that from Kejriwal He is a deadly threat he says because he is in the pocket of Ambani and Adani and here I have the documents to prove that He pulls out one sheaf of papers after another rather in the fashion of a pamphleteer in a faux fury than a visionary new young liberal anti- corruption crusader which was supposed to be his brand But he is blowing it He would have a very arguable case if he said he was out to save India from Modi because of his threat to secularism This would have also expanded his already significant Muslim support But help me defeat Modi to save you from Ambani and Adani Tell me another And deep inside Poorvanchal frankly who are they You say Modi will sell the Ganga to them Why are you insulting Banarasi intellect You say the price of gas will go up four times Who has ever bought gas here You say then the price of my fertiliser and electricity will go up four-fold But I am smart enough to know fertiliser prices are administered and subsidised and who thinks of bijli ka bill living with 20-hour power cuts And just how secular is your message It raises a laugh when he mocks Modi’s claim that he has come to Varanasi on the call of maa Ganga “Then why did you go back without meeting the maa” Kejriwal asks Then carried away by the cheers from the hundred-odd he takes you to the Kashi Vishwanath temple where he had gone to pray The priests there he said gave him a holy rudraksh mala but when he came out the BJP people struck that mala with eggs “they struck the rudraksh with eggs” he says can you trust them in Benaras Well the kaafir in me would say for sure you can trust the BJP “missile” throwers with their accuracy or nishanebazi But seriously is that supposed to be a secular pitch And on rudraksh Or is Kejriwal trying to out-Hindu the Hindu hridaya samrat At the risk of a social media avalanche of muck and abuse let me simply say I am not convinced Kejriwal has got his pitch right I suspect he isn’t convinced either Therefore a respectable runner-up is the best possible prospect for him And that will be good enough to earn him and his party national recognition as no political start-up has done within a year in India’s history Postscript: The cruellest and the most loaded heartland canard is that its decline started with the (lower) caste-based parties the rise of Mulayam Mayawati Lalu Varanasi is QED proof that this is all a horrible fallacy It has mostly voted upper castes including many formidable Brahmins and nobody has done anything to reverse its rot Everything in the city is putrefying and falling apart No sewer or drainage was ever built so crap lies piled up in front of homes shops at the ghats and its holiest temples Accepted that this is where good Hindus came to die but must there be a mystique to everything being dysfunctional here — even thousands of corpses are shoved into the river half-burnt I too was born a Hindu and though not devout am god-fearing — anybody who has somebody to love family dogs and cats usually is But I refuse to see any romance in being cheated even on the funeral pyre I know we love cows and that Lord Shiva rides a bull but must you have scores of them milling with thousands of people on the ghats and splashing your feet with urine delivered from several feet above I’m sorry but I cannot bear to go to the Kashi Vishwanath temple wading through filth and slush or take a dip in the sewer that passes for the Ganga On the walk to Dashashwamedh you will see Lucknow Chikan Shop on the right “chikankari” as in the lightly embroidered kurtas and saris But why is an imposing bull painted on its signboard Because apparently a bull comes and sits in the middle of the emporium every morning It’s a likely Varanasi fairytale The BBC has covered it Manish Kumar Jha NDTV’s Patna-based senior editor and the best-informed fellow traveller to have in Poorvanchal tells me Smart bull too knows the shop is cool inside Varanasi also flaunts the bull in the chikan shop syndrome which truth to tell neither gives me the calm of spirituality nor awakens anybody’s kundalini Unless of course you lean back on hash thandai laced with bhaang and tharra But is that how we want our holiest city to be I am consciously using that line but there has to be redemption for our holiest city There has to be a Varanasi beyond the quaint exotica of Lonely Planet That is the change even the Banarasis now want That’s why the yearning for badlaav (This concludes the series of Writings on the Wall in the 2014 national elections For earlier articles please see the IE website iexpin/CfN84861 and my Facebook page) sg@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 16 2017 11:43 am Stuart Broad doesn’t know what to expect from the day-night Test against West Indies Related News England seamer Stuart Broad has claimed that the first ever day-night Test match against the West Indies at Edgbaston might be a step into the unknown and he did know what to expect This will be the first in England to be played with a pink ball Speaking at the sidelines of an event Broad said”This week we are stepping into the unknown I don’t know what to expect I’ve tried to speak to a few people – obviously the Australians are a bit different because they have played day-nighters with a different ball The county lads said it’s not shined up very well at all it’s gone really soft really quickly It’s given bounce for the spinners but not really turned” Stating that the series against West Indies is a big series for England he said “This is the first Test of the series – it’s quite nerve racking” Broad said “You’re playing something that is completely unknown to you I think it really opens up the series to start with Broad also revealed that the West Indies’ warm-up match at Derby put them in an advantageous position “It looked like they had a great week with the pink ball They have probably had more experience than us – they played in Dubai against it recently – so you could almost say they have an advantage having played a pink-ball game this week going into the first Test Whereas we are having one training session under lights and that is the only time we’re getting” Putting in a word about the batsman Broad concluded by saying “It is going to be really interesting and I think every batsman will be praying they don’t come in at that twilight period to face their first ball because you want it to be as normal as possible when you first get to the crease” Broad noted “As a team we’ll have to try and make sure we have batsmen ‘in’ during that period because you could lose three or four wickets and it could cost you the Test match Whoever is in – whoever is 30 not out or 70 not out – will be getting a telling off if they get out” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsLas Vegas gunman’s estate could offer rare redress for victims | Reuters Fwire Reuters Oct 18 2017 03:29:17 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 18 2017 03:29 AM | Updated Date: Oct 18 2017 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