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For all the latest Mumbai News,A survey to draw up the list of beneficiaries in every district will be done by the Revenue Department, an official said Local revenue employees in every district will help the farmers to open bank accounts The scheme will be exclusively for farmers who have agricultural land in their names This pension scheme will be different from the existing centrally-sponsored Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme In the existing schemethere is a condition that the beneficiarys name should be in the BPL list prepared in 2002 No such condition will be applicable in the state governments scheme In the existing pension schemethere are two categories – persons between 60-79 years of age are given Rs 300 a month which includes the Centres share of Rs 200 and states share of Rs 100 Last year 37 lakh people were provided pension in this category For persons aged 80 years and abovethe pension amount is Rs 500which is totally provided by the central government Last year 142 lakh people were provided pension in this category In the states schemethere will be only one category of 65 years and above Howeverit will be ensured that the beneficiary is given pension from only one scheme For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ramachandra Guha | Updated: July 8 2016 12:21 am Smriti Irani Prakash Javadekar after the Cabinet meeting at South Block on Tuesday (Source: PTI) Related News India is (so we say) the world’s largest democracy; China the world’s largest and most powerful one-party state Democracies are supposed to nurture free and original thought whereas totalitarian regimes are said to promote insularity and ideological conformity Yet in rankings of the world’s or Asia’s top universities Chinese universities are invariably much better represented than our own When this surprising fact was brought to the attention of the last HRD minister she cast aspersions on the way in which these rankings were arrived at She insisted that India (perhaps she meant Bharat Mata) would not accept such prejudiced assessments We would instead devise our own swadeshi means of ranking universities to show (if nothing else) that we were mentally fully Indian This display of patriotic pride could not however mask the stubborn uncomfortable fact: That in all independent assessments of universities and research centres those in totalitarian China comfortably outperform those in professedly democratic India Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news It may not always have been so In the 1950s and 1960s independent India then under the prime ministership of the now much-maligned Jawaharlal Nehru nurtured many high-quality educational institutions such as the IITs the IIMs and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences To these were attracted some of the country’s finest minds who often turned their back on prestigious (and lucrative) jobs abroad to teach and do research in India Nor was this efflorescence restricted to science technology and management Consider the Delhi School of Economics which with the likes of Jagdish Bhagwati Sukhamoy Chakravarty AL Nagar and Amartya Sen on its faculty was in the 1960s one of the leading centres of economics research in the world Other departments of Delhi University such as physics chemistry sociology and literature also had world-class scholars within their ranks At this time the 1960s Chinese intellectual life was in the doldrums Chairman Mao’s madly misguided Cultural Revolution had depopulated the country’s academic institutions of their finest minds Scientists and social scientists alike had been yanked from their posts and sent to labour in the countryside instead In the cities those scholars who remained were intimidated by young half-crazed Red Guards waving copies of Mao’s Little Red Book of quotations It was only Mao’s death in 1976 that enabled the slow tortuous rebuilding of China’s universities as it did the rebuilding of the Chinese economy itself Meanwhile in India our institutes of higher education had entered into a period of decline The causes for this decline are many and various Let me here identify four factors that operating singly and in combination have plagued our universities in recent decades The first is the excessive stranglehold of the bureaucracy Rather than let universities or IITs or IIMs set their own standards their own curricula their own norms of recruiting faculty and students or allow them to charge reasonable fees and raise funds these processes have been directed from above by the University Grants Commission and the HRD ministry The educational bureaucracy has become a behemoth interested in perpetuating and enhancing its power rather than in encouraging quality institutions to flourish The second factor is ideological bias promoted by the party in power For the sad truth is that saffronisation has had numerous precedents Nurul Hasan in the 1970s and Arjun Singh in the 1990s and again in the late 2000s were Congress HRD ministers notorious for appointing academics who were of their own “left-secular” persuasion to positions of high authority Likewise in its long tenure in power in West Bengal the CPI(M) made sure that top jobs in the state’s universities went only to those who would follow the “party line” The third factor is regional chauvinism The faculty of Mumbai University once came from all over India in keeping with the city’s cosmopolitan character Now it is dominated by Maharashtrians Likewise Kolkata Madras Bengaluru Lucknow and Allahabad universities all once had many fine teachers from other parts of the country but have now become parochial ghettos The fourth factor is corruption financial as well as moral In some states it is not unknown to have vice chancellorships bought and sold The appointment by heads of department of under-qualified friends and associates or ideological kinsmen to teaching and research posts is of course far more widespread For all this the higher education scenario is not entirely bleak There are some genuine centres of excellence such as the IITs and IIMs and the Indian Institute of Science Our central universities still have many fine scholars and there are even state universities which have top-class departments (for example the literature department in Jadavpur) There is something here that can be renewed and redeemed Unfortunately instead of seeking to understand the predicament of our universities from within Smriti Irani sought to bully and bludgeon them from above The arrogance she displayed towards IIT and IIM directors was unconscionable Her vendetta prompted in each case by the BJP’s student wing against Hyderabad University and JNU deeply damaged what are arguably the two central universities most capable of redemption each notably with some excellent scientists on their staff besides the leftist historians the minister’s acolytes so demonised Her attempts to impose Sanskrit and the national flag were a mixture of tragedy and farce Teaching and research can flourish only in conditions of intellectual autonomy and the pluralism of ideas The new HRD minister has his task cut out: To clear the debris left behind and then seek to renew our universities and research institutes Below from a lifelong beneficiary of the Indian public university system are a few suggestions as to how he might go about his job First he should reduce the hold of the UGC and expand the autonomy of research centres and universities Second he should create conditions for quality private universities to flourish which can then challenge public universities to up their game too Third he should find ways of encouraging bright young scholars currently based abroad to come back and work in India (the revival of Chinese universities was greatly enabled by the return of their own intellectual emigres) Fourth he should decline to take directions from the RSS — or the ABVP and VHP for that matter Finally he should call a two-or-three-day conference where our leading scientists social scientists legal scholars medical researchers are invited to lay out their ideas for educational renewal with the minister listening and his staff taking notes all the while That would be a worthwhile exercise in itself while also marking an appropriate distance from his overbearing and incompetent predecessor The writer is based in Bangalore His most recent book is ‘Gandhi Before India’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNarendra Modi before heading to the UAE for a state visit stated that the Gulf region is vital for India’s security energy and economic interests He added that India was keen to foster a strategic partnership particularly in the security energy and investment sectors with the fastest growing Arab economy and its visionary and pragmatic leadership Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the UAE in 34 years The visit assumes significance against the backdrop of churn and flux in the Middle East While the region is drifting into chaos and anarchy and its security complex undergoing some mutation after the signing of the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States there are some regions that stand out as a beacon of prosperity and peace The UAE is one such region India reaching out to the UAE is areflection and manifestation of this India is not alone in reaching out to the UAE; scores of other countries including Western ones have and hold an abiding interest (commercial and economic) in the federating units of the UAE PM Modi in Abu Dhabi PTI image There are a few broad lessons and implications that flow from this: first we live in a world that is defined by contradictory impulses and themes- a feature that Richard Rosecrance called the ‘two worlds of international relations’ This is a world the structure of world politics is defined by territorial states and conventional themes like sovereignty territory maximization of power and politico-military considerations The ‘other’ world is what Rosecrance called the oceanic or trading system where the motivating premises are trade commerce and economic development James Mittelman posited that we inhabit a world defined by ‘fragmegration’ – a coinage accruing from the synthesis of fragmentation and integration In this ‘fragmegratory’ world nations occupy different niches or steps in the ladder so to speak This is determined by how paramount and important the politico-military dimension or the trading aspect is to the particular state of states Closer home the Indo-Pakistan relationship may be said to constitute a classic example of the primacy of the politico-military dimension The hallmark of this relationship is zero sum militarized conflict (The cross-LoC skirmishes between the two arch rivals is a case in point here) The UAE’s relationship with the world at large is exactly the opposite India’s interest in the federating units is an example of this relationship Here trade and commerce are key So how did the UAE do it The UAE’s leadership was astute and far-sighted enough to understand that the key to their survival was to morph into what Rosecrance called ‘trading states’ Trade and commerce were elevated and accorded primacy over other aspects This also entailed the synthesis of tradition with modernity (albeit in aweak sense of the idea) and openness to the world (globalising) The world noticed and appreciated this and the UAE became a beacon of stability prosperity and peace The question now is: can arch rivals like India and Pakistandraw any lessons from the UAE’s trajectory and example Of course they should But this is a normative assumption Indo-Pak relations are characterized by deep and enduring hostility However this does not mean that the countries remain stuck in this conflictual paradigm What could potentially break the log jam between the two countries is embracing what has been called by Joseph Nye and Robert Keohane as ‘complex interdependence’ ‘Complex interdependence’ is characterized by three characteristics involving: (1) the use of multiple channels of action between societies in interstate transgovernmental and transnational relations (2) the absence of a hierarchy of issues with changing agendas and linkages between issues prioritized and the objective of (3) bringing about a decline in the use of military force and coercive power’ The adoption of complex interdependence by India and Pakistan along the lines adumbrated by Nye and Keohane would mean increasing the volume and density of ‘transactions’(trade and people flows) between the two This would not mean disavowing the military and security aspects of the relationship but merely elevating trade and commerce over this Cynics may point out that this is well nigh impossible given the intensity of animus and hostility between India and Pakistan But if China and the United States can be ‘enmeshed’ into a complex interdependence paradigm there’s no reason why India and Pakistan cannot Being enmeshed in this paradigm would naturally and inevitably mean disturbing the linkages and dynamics of the increased density of trade and commerce between the two Throwing into disarray these linkages would mean hurting each other: something that would be avoided if the volume of transactions is robust deep and far reaching The corollary then would be resolving issues and disputes with each other in a prudent and peaceful manner Will this day ever arrive Perhaps The large mega-trend of historical import known as globalization will one day envelop the whole world in its tentacles Both India and Pakistan willnot be immune to it But given the nature of the relationship between the two this day is far off Prudence however suggests that both India and Pakistan read the tea leaves and make endeavours towards this end By: Express Web Desk | Published: October 3 2017 6:45 pm Ashish Nehra continues to play at the top level as a pacer despite being 37 years old (Source: AP) Related News Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra said that it may have been his performance in this year’s Indian Premier League that prompted the selectors to include him in the squad that plays Australia in a three match T20I series Nehra’s season was stalled by injuries but he took eight wickets in the six matches that he played Many a times his spell proved to be crucial for the Sunrisers Hyderabad “I performed well in the last IPL so I think the selectors must have seen that I don’t feel I will be out of sorts against Australia” Nehra said in a conversation with Mid-Day Nehra also said that he felt “embarassed” when people called him up to congratulate him on his selection “After all I am 38 years of age” he said Nehra’s career has been hampered by injuries He shot to fame in the 2003 World Cup famously taking six wickets in a match against England Despite the injuries Nehra has remained a regular in the domestic circuit and has managed 120 ODI appearances “They inquired whether I would be able to play the Twenty20 series and I said yes These days I cannot play all formats but I think I will be able to deliver in the forthcoming series” he said Nehra’s chances of making the Indian team though has been bleaker due to the emergence of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar “I am taking it match-by-match series by series I think I will be able to bowl my quota of four overs to the best of my ability” said Nehra “I am fortunate to have (Jasprit) Bumrah and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) in the pace department” Nehra was especially appreciative of young Jasprit Bumrah “Bumrah is the best in limited-overs business and the way he has bowled he can be tried in Tests too” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Published: April 10 2017 7:38 am Activists guarding the trees in front of Kasturba Gandhi Vasahat on Aundh Road Saturday Express photo Top News A group of activists sat through the night guarding the trees in front of Kasturba Gandhi Vasahat on Aundh Road Saturday The activists said they were forced to take the extreme step as they had “lost faith in the authorities after four trees were felled on Friday in the wee hours” for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) road-widening project — from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) to Bremen Chowk Even during the day some members were seen guarding the trees “We will continue to protest by guarding trees unless the authorities come to us or set up a meeting to hear our concerns We are not against development of the city Our fight is against unplanned development at the cost of environment Our fight is against their negligence to tree plantation and failure to implement the Tree Act” said Makarand Shende one of the activists Shende is one of the members of Area Sabha Association of Pune (ASAP) which has been following with the PMC from August last year for implementation of the Tree Act Other protesting ASAP members include Vinod Jain Swapna Narayan Ravindra Sinha Anupam Saraf Akhilesh Bhandari and Satya The members are being backed by the Bhosale Nagar Mohalla Committee Aundh Mohalla Committee and Baner-Pashan Mohalla Committee Residents of Kasturba slum have also been offering the protesting activists tea and water throughout the night “We haven’t been briefed on how and why the authorities reached the figure of 35 trees wherein they plan to cut 20 trees replant six trees and retain nine trees falling between the stretch All these trees are more than 100 years old” said Shende Preeti Sinha from PMC garden department said “Whatever is being done is with due permission These trees are coming between road-widening As per the requirement 20 trees need to be cut and six need to be replanted” ASAP co-ordinator Narayan said in a meeting held between PMC commissioner and Tree Authority chairman Kunal Kumar and ASAP members on March 16 the members had demanded that scientific-based statistical analysis on long-term social and environmental impact of every development project should be made public before starting any work “We were also assured that the Tree Act will be implemented with immediate effect” added Narayan “In December first week last year the PMC commissioner had assured that 1000 trees will be planted on the Devnadi riverbed within a week It’s been four months and they have barely planted 250 trees Why is the administration failing to complete such a simple task If they would have succeeded in planting trees across the city this situation wouldn’t have arrived We will not allow this haphazard cutting of trees and will continue to protest If needed we will also take legal action” said Shende For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News However,” Defender Toby Alderweireld did not face any obvious backlash when he returned to St Mary’s last season but it 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Why are guns in the hands of our youth when they should be holding a pen and a book? she asked She appealed to parents to keep their children away from subversive activities and give them proper education "People of the state have to think what they have achieved in the past 70 years Every state of India has progressed since Independence However J&K despite having vast natural resources is caught in problems" she said She also rued that pluralism was vanishing from Kashmir while it was vibrant in Jammu There was a time when there would be ‘azaan’ call from the mosque at Makhdoom Sahib shrine while nearby at a temple bells would ring and there also would be Gurbani in the day We cannot see that today the chief minister said Look at Jammu early morning azaan is followed by bells ringing in temples and then Gurbani (in gurudwaras) during the day she said She said the people of Ladakh are now known so much for their hospitality that tourists who visits once keep coming back "Now even Kashmiris go to Ladakh during their vacations"she added Written by Agencies | Surat | Published: June 15 2009 12:09 pm Related News Some Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers were detained ahead of Mondays ‘bandh’ call given by the Sangh Parivar outfit to protest the gangrape of a teenager in Suratpolice said “Some VHP workers have been detained as a precautionary measure” Joint commissioner of policeShamsher Singhsaid The VHPhoweveralleged that police arrested 50 of its membersincluding city unit secretary Utkarsh Patel and RSS leader Suresh Masteron Sunday night The bandh has been called in connection with the abduction and gangrape of a 17-year-old girl on June 12 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: A powerful US Congressional committee has said that India which is a regional partner to Afghanistan and a major defence partner of the US is well-suited to assist Kabul in its border security In a report attached along with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2018 the all-powerful Senate Armed Services Committee said it believes that India as a regional partner to Afghanistan and a major defence partner of the US is well-suited to assist the Government of Afghanistan to improve the security of Afghanistan and the broader region and can work on a trilateral basis with the US and Afghanistan to do so Representational image Reuters "The committee also believes that timely actions by the Indian government to fill identified needs in Afghanistan would significantly benefit the short- and long-term security and stability of the region" the Senate Armed Services Committee said as it passed the NDAA-2018 Concerned by the current stalemate in Afghanistan the Committee which is headed by Senator John McCain said the US should leverage the capabilities of allies and partners to more effectively secure regional stability and security "The committee believes that the US needs to recommit to the fight in Afghanistan and that India as a major defence partner of the US and a contributor to regional security has a critical role to play in this effort" it said The Pentagon and the Trump Administration has praised India’s efforts in Afghanistan On 9 February General John W Nicholson Commander of US Forces—Afghanistan testified before the committee that "With over USD 20 billion development aid executed since 2002 and another USD 10 billion pledged in 2016 India’s significant investments in Afghan infrastructure engineering training and humanitarian issues will help develop Afghan human capital and long-term stability" In its report the committee noted that General Nicholson highlighted significant short-term materiel and training needs within the Afghan Air Force (AAF) and has personally urged India to provide this targeted support to meet urgent gaps As such it encouraged the Secretary of Defense in coordination with the Secretary of State to enhance trilateral cooperation between the Governments of Afghanistan India and US for the purposes of strengthening the sovereignty and security of Afghanistan In doing so the committee expects that any increase in investment and assistance pursuant to this trilateral cooperation would take into account the mutual priorities of the three respective governments "This assistance could include logistical support; joint training; combined military planning; threat analysis; intelligence materiel and maintenance support for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces for humanitarian assistance disaster relief security assistance and any other areas deemed appropriate" it said By: Reuters | London | Published: October 15 2017 12:10 am Roy Hodgson had overseen his first win at Palace at the fourth attempt (Source: AP) Top News Roy Hodgson raised a glass of red wine to toast his Crystal Palace players after they finally put an end to one of the most miserable runs in the annals of top-flight English football in unlikely fashion on Saturday Palace goalless and pointless all season had been given little chance of breaking their duck against champions Chelsea but against all odds scored their first league goal in 731 minutes of trying and eked out a deserved 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park “I don’t drink an awful lot these days Red wine isn’t the best thing to drink if you want to keep your calories low” Hodgson the much-travelled 70-year-old former England manager smiled afterwards “But I’ll enjoy a glass tonight because I enjoyed watching my boys play well and I’m proud of their performance “It was really enjoyable I have just told the players they really deserve to drink in that victory — we were playing the champions of England a team with fantastic quality “I thought we came off the field deserving our victory” Hodgson who had overseen his first win at Palace at the fourth attempt might have made a special toast to Wilfried Zaha the gifted winger who offered glimpses of happier days ahead for the Eagles with his match-winning display It was not just Zaha’s fine finish for the winner just before halftime that impressed Hodgson but also the way he kept battling deep into stoppage time in his first match since the knee injury he suffered on the opening day of the season Zaha’s contribution was decisive after Cesar Azpilicueta had turned the ball into his own net in the 11th minute and Tiemoue Bakayoko had levelled for the visitors “Wilf’s pace and his desire to go past people with and without the ball those are incredible qualities” said Hodgson praising the way Zaha had linked up with England winger Andros Townsend throughout “All of us coaches want centre-forwards that can do that and I was most impressed that he played 97 minutes — if you include the stoppage time — and yet still he was running at the end “He chased a pretty hopeless-looking ball at the end and we got something from it That meant we kept the ball in their half of the field and those are the things you really appreciate as a coach “They don’t always get noticed but he will get plenty of pats on the back from me” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 16 2015 1:18 pm Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after addressing a press meet at Dehradun to highlight achievements of the NDA government in its one year in office Related News External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s intervention with the British authorities in favour of Lalit Modi the discredited founder of the IPL and a fugitive from Indian law constitutes a case of impropriety That the individual at the centre of the controversy is Swaraj only sharpens the government’s embarrassment She has been one of the better performing ministers in the Narendra Modi government and an articulate voice for it in Parliament and outside Her skills of diplomacy and persuasion which helped bring together government and opposition to pass the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh in Parliament recently and her empathetic and effective response to Indians stranded in war zones in Iraq and Yemen were deservedly acknowledged and appreciated It is surprising and disquieting therefore that despite her long experience as an administrator and parliamentarian she apparently turned what should have been an institutional response in the Lalit Modi matter into a personal discretionary decision The government’s defence that Swaraj was only making a humanitarian gesture to a fellow Indian is unconvincing Lalit Modi had sought travel clearance from the British government to visit his ailing wife in Portugal But the fact also is Lalit Modi is being investigated for money laundering and chose to evade the law by fleeing India to Britain New Delhi had informed London that issuing Lalit Modi travel papers would be deemed an action inimical to Indian interests In these circumstances due process demanded that Lalit Modi should have approached the Indian government through the embassy in London Since his case involved the finance and home ministries the MEA could then have sought the views of those ministries before taking a decision Did Swaraj engage her cabinet colleagues on this matter And what does her exercise of discretion in favour of Lalit Modi mean for the government’s high-profile campaign against black money an issue the BJP sought to highlight during the general election last year As leader of opposition in the previous Lok Sabha Swaraj led the BJP’s call for greater probity and transparency in government in Parliament Moreover her apparent indiscretion now is compounded by a conflict of interest: her daughter is part of Lalit Modi’s legal defence and her husband has said he is Modi’s lawyer too The government must know that this cloud will not lift on its own With Parliament set to begin next month there’s much at stake Crucial legislation including the goods and services tax bill and the land bill awaits bipartisan support But before that can happen the Narendra Modi government has a lot to explain For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsShanghai: Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti rubbished suggestions on Tuesday that James Rodriguez was signed to replace misfiring German international Thomas Mueller The Colombian last week joined the Bundesliga champions from Real Madrid on a two-year loan that some have interpreted as a threat to Mueller who is coming off the back of a poor season by his high standards Rodriguez too has something to prove after losing his place at Real and Ancelotti — who managed him in Spain — expects the 26-year-old to hit the ground running Looking for redemption is James Rodriguez Getty Images Rodriguez gives the Italian coach a broad range of options in midfield and attack But speaking in Shanghai on the eve of a pre-season glamour friendly with Arsenal and with Mueller next to him Ancelotti told a press conference: "Of course we did not buy James to replace Thomas Mueller "It’s clear because if we think this we also think James can replace Thiago (Alcantara) because James can play in offensive midfield and we think because James can play on the right that he can replace (Arjen) Robben and (Franck) Ribery "James can also play on the left and as a midfielder. we did not buy James to replace anyone We bought James to have a better team and with James we have a team with better quality "But James also knows that if he does not deserve to play he does not play" The capture of James has not gone down well in some quarters among Bayern fans because despite his struggles last season in front of goal Mueller remains hugely popular The 27-year-old who like Rodriguez can play in several forward positions shrugged off the increased pressure for places "We are here and James is here to break the rumours and he gives the team more options and I am sure the coach is happy to have him here and have more options in the future" said Mueller smiling broadly "James is a very good player who will help us improve the team" Berlin:Timo Werner has admitted he wants to join a "big club" amidst reports Real Madrid are interested in signing the Germany striker who makes his Champions League debut on Wednesday Werner will play the first Champions League match of his career at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena when Leipzig make their debut in European football’s top club competition against last season’s semi-finalists Monaco Timo Werner celebrates after scoring against Hamburger SV AFP The 21-year-old forward who has a contract until 2020 is in a rich vein of form scoring six goals in his last four games for club and country Werner forced his way into the plans of Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew for next year’s World Cup by helping his country win July’s Confederations Cup final in Russia He has now earned a place in Loew’s first-choice team However he has told magazine Sport Bild that he eventually wants to move on from Leipzig and Spanish newspapers Marca and AS have already reported Real’s interest in the striker "Until now everything has gone well with Leipzig therefore I don’t think about what could happen in one two or three years but of course I what to play for a big club at some point" he said Werner scored 21 goals in 31 league games last season to help Leipzig finish second in Germany’s top flight to Bayern Munich "FC Bayern are also a big club but that’s not a topic I will busy myself with" he said "In Spain in Barca Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid three clubs tops" added Werner who puts English Premier League clubs "Arsenal Chelsea Tottenham Liverpool Manchester United and Manchester City" in the same bracket RB Leipzig’s head of football Oliver Mintzlaff says he hopes Werner can take the "next step" in his career with the east German club The striker does not rule out staying providing Leipzig keep challenging for titles "Perhaps RB will also become a big club I am quite sure of that" said Werner However he was vague about possible extension negotiations "If I don’t extend that doesn’t mean I’ll leave next summer but on the other hand it doesn’t often mean that one stays if you have a five-year contract" he added By: IANS | Thimphu | Published: August 30 2016 10:24 am Tabu: I want to do the role of a warrior and I am sure I will look good in that role Top News Actor Tabu who got rave reviews for movies like Fitoor Drishyam and Maqbool says she wants to essay the role of a warrior Speaking at a packed session at the seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival here the actor known for her powerhouse performances said that she can do justice to such a role “I want to do the role of a warrior and I am sure I will look good in that role” said Tabu The three-day festival which concluded on Sunday saw the participation of over 50 authors from India Bhutan Australia and Bangladesh among other countries The national award winner who is a travel buff added that she enjoyed her first trip to Bhutan describing it as a land of spirituality and peace “I am living in complete happiness here and I haven’t walked so much in recent times I am learning mandala painting here” she said Speaking to the media later the actor said that social media has never fascinated her and she chooses to stay away from it “I don’t find a reason to be on twitter or Facebook This is my temperament and I can’t put myself out 24/7 out there However I am not judgmental about others being there” said the actress The actor is known for her versatile performances also said that she hates labelling and her selection of roles are not deliberate “I never want to stick to one genre of movies and was opened to do everything Most stabilizing part of my career is that I have done all genres I hate classification” said the actor who identifies herself more with the character in 2007 movie Cheeni Kum with Amitabh Bachchan Talking about her noteworthy roles in Maqbool and Haider directed by Vishal Bharadwaj Tabu said that it was a life-changing experience for her Though she was reluctant to play the role of a mother she won over her fears she added “Vishal wrote the roles for me and have a lot of faith in him The conflict was playing the mother and I defeated the fear ultimately Though the characters are dark I tried to connect with their emotional quotient Not all films and characters give you the chance to express the way you wanted” she explained The actor who drew inspiration from talk show host Oprah Winfrey and author Mayo Angelo admitted that her roles in films like Maachis and Chandni Bar have made her thinking “When I did ‘Maachis’ I was playing a young girl who takes to militancy Till ‘Chandni Bar’ I had no idea of the underbelly of Mumbai These characters made me thinking I couldn’t read beyond a few pages of Chandni Bar Every film has opened my mind” she said Though she has portrayed many women-oriented roles Tabu doesn’t want to be slotted as a feminist “I don’t disown feminism but I don’t believe in such labels” she said adding that young female Bollywood actors are getting varied roles and better remuneration than before Contrary to her image of an actor of the parallel cinema Tabu saif that she loves to do more light-hearted movies “I want to do more roles like ‘Biwi No 1’ and ‘Hera Pheri’ Working in comedy movies is fun and you discover new ways to make things funny I loved working with David Dhawan Govinda and Priyadarshan” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 25 2016 1:22 am Boys enjoy the rain in Bandra and Azad Maidan respectively Prashant Nadkar? you should have found out about the events and incidents that took place.the entire sporting world gets a bad name. 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