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We all recognise that food inflation is a major problem in Indiaand that food inflation has been primarily caused by the misguided and wrong procurement pricing policies of the UPA government But it is for the first time that I have heard of the level of rainfall determining monetary policy in India or any other country Given the depressing and depressed state of the Indian economyno matter what happens to rainfallthe argument is for a cut in the interest rates Assume for a moment the rainfall is bad growth declines and there is close to a zero effect on food inflationsince the prices of all the important food items are administered The RBI should cut repo rates to help growth Assume rainfall is plentiful Againnot much effect on inflation But agricultural growth will be up and the RBI should… I get it the RBI should tighten up because growth will be too high Tell me I am mad to think so The writer is chairman of Oxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory firmand a senior advisor to Blufina leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Edmonton | Published: September 18 2017 11:18 am India lost the tie after Denis Shapovalov defeated Ramkumar Ramanathan (AP Photo) Top News India were left to battle it out in the Asian zone yet again after Ramkumar Ramanathan’s defeat in the must-win fourth rubber as Denis Shapovalov steered Canada back to the elite Davis Cup World Group in Edmonton on Sunday India needed Ramkumar to create some magic on the final day of the tie but his failure to convert chances proved crucial as world number 51 Shapovalov shut the door on the visitors with a decisive 6-3 7-6(1) 6-3 win Their fate already sealed Yuki Bhambri won the dead fifth rubber against Brayden Schnur 6-4 4-6 6-4 as India lost the World Group Play-off tie 2-3 to the hosts In a see-saw battle Yuki overcame lapse of concentration and an early break in the deciding set to finally convert his fifth match point and finish the indoor away tie It is now fourth straight year that India have not managed to cross the Play-offs hurdle having lost to Serbia Czech Republic and Spain in previous three attempts Canada thus have earned their spot back in the 16-nation World Group after losing the first round to Great Britain in February this year while India will again strive in the Asia/Oceania Group I in 2018 to get to the Play-offs stage In a nervous start Ramkumar lost 11 straight points but gradually the serve and volley strategy helped him negate Shapovalov’s fiery ground strokes The Chennai youngster took some time to settle but by the time he controlled the butterflies in his stomach Shapovalov had gone up 4-1 with a break of serve in the opening set It was one-way traffic till the eighth game as the Canadian left-hander lost only three points till he came out to serve out the opening set Ramkumar tried to serve and volley but Shapovalov was quick with his returns hardly giving time to the Indian to charge the net finish the points Ramkumar did pose a few question in the ninth game with some sharp returns earning two breakpoints but Shapovalov used his big serve to save both and served it out with an ace The Indian grew in confidence and put up a much better fight in the second set as he served two games at love The chip and charge strategy paid good dividends as he led 5-4 However the good work came to a naught as he could not convert any of the four set points he earned in the 12th game and eventually lost the tie-breaker with his fifth double fault of the match Despite put under pressure Shapovalov won 13 of the last 15 points of the second set That was the difference between the two players While Ramkumar could take none of the six break chances he got Shapovalov lifted himself from tricky situations easily Shapovalov broke the Indian at love in the sixth game to open up a 4-2 lead and clinched the tie in the ninth game on an unforced error from Ramkumar For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Martha C Nussbaum | Published: July 2 2015 12:00 am Until 2003 same-sex ‘sodomy’ could still be a criminal offence Now in 2015 same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry across the nation Related News James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together for 20 years In 2011 Arthur developed ALS a disease with no known cure The two decided to marry before Arthur died Because their home state Ohio did not permit same-sex marriage they travelled to Maryland which did and were actually married inside a medical transport plane on the tarmac since Arthur was by then unable to move Three months later Arthur died Obergefell brought a suit to be listed as a surviving spouse on Arthur’s death certificate April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse residents of Michigan celebrated a commitment ceremony in 2007 Both trained nurses they adopted three children with extensive medical needs Michigan law however did not recognise their union so their children faced numerous legal risks and disabilities should one of them need hospital care and even more should one of their parents die Army Reserve Sergeant Ijpe DeKoe married his partner Thomas Kostura in New York before he was deployed to Afghanistan Because they now work in Tennessee which did not recognise same-sex marriage their lawful marriage was not recognised where they live creating uncertainty should one of them fall ill or die These are the plaintiffs who entered history last week when the US Supreme Court ruled that all states must now recognise same-sex marriage But their stories stand for thousands of stories of men and women across the US who are celebrating their recognition as citizens of equal dignity We have all known for a while that this result was likely in the offing but the reality brings tears of astonishment and joy The legal issues are subtle and complicated One fault in all of the opinions majority and dissents alike is that the reader can’t see that complexity All the opinions were written for the media and the history books If you want to understand debates about the relationship between the due process clause and the equal protection clause about the scope of substantive due process and about the vexed question of unenumerated fundamental rights and the judicial role in defending them you will need to turn to other cases and to law journals Justice A Kennedy has uplifting things to say about equal dignity but his analysis (as is often the case in his opinions) does not fully settle these hard legal questions although they are clearly best settled in his direction The strength of his opinion is in its insistence that marriage has always evolved and changed and that this new phase represents not a subversion of the institution but a strengthening by more equal inclusion “The nature of injustice” he rightly observes “is that we may not see it in our own time” His patient effort to document injustices to gays and lesbians — including the bizarre patchwork of rights that make couples and children insecure whenever they cross state lines — tells people what many already know but it gives recognition and stature to the pursuit of justice in which so many have been engaged for so long What happened Until 2003 same-sex “sodomy” could still be a criminal offence Now in 2015 same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry across the nation What explains this rapid shift which is strongly supported by public opinion Hollywood certainly played a large part as both film and TV gradually introduced the reality of gay and lesbian lives to a wide range of Americans with grace and charm Perhaps more than any other single creation the sitcom Will and Grace showed audiences that gay men were not monsters but complex human beings capable of friendship some longing for love and a settled lifestyle some more focused on fun — rather like straights in fact (The two gay men in Will are sometimes hard to distinguish from the two straight bachelors of Two and a Half Men except that the former are funnier and kinder) But the bigger story was people coming out to their families friends and even classmates People change when they learn that someone whom they love already is gay or lesbian; or through friendship and talk come to see the world through the eyes of such a person The stories told at the opening of the case reminded us that this transformation has at its root been a tale of the stories we tell and permit ourselves to hear Fifty years ago as a teenage actress I had a huge crush on a fellow actor a gifted funny and kind man Then observing him closely I realised he was gay with a long-time partner who visited him on weekends The two had exchanged rings as a token of commitment I was disappointed but soon curiosity and sympathy took over Why in the world I wondered could these men be open about their love in our little world of the repertory theatre but not in larger society What was wrong with America that good people were forced to hide their love I though it absurd unjustifiable I’ve been on the barricades ever since But times do sometimes change for the better When I dedicated my 2010 book on sexual orientation law to that actor he wrote and told me he is now happily married I was lucky to be in the theatre where I learned early to care for people who were being deprived of equal dignity But recently particularly after the legalisation of same-sex sex acts more or less everyone knows people who are gay and lesbian Everyone knows their friends and children might come out at any time And a growing majority of Americans believe that it is strange and repugnant to push these people to the margins of society denying their love equal respect India has a long way to go on the journey to equal dignity The repeal of Section 377 is an urgently necessary first step so that people will come out without fear of the law But since stories are where the action is Bollywood needs to take a more active role; bold in matters of communalism it has been quiescent virtually Victorian in matters of sex Above all we all — Indians and friends of India — need to tell many stories about gay and lesbian lives about the harm done to families and children by the denial of equal dignity and about the manifold ways in which gay and lesbian lives honoured and included enrich the lives of all of us The writer is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago She is author among others of ‘Political Emotions’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: May 31 2014 12:31 am Related News The bilateral relationship between India and China is a key foreign policy challenge that will require concerted focus and effort by the Narendra Modi government The iteration of bilateral priorities in the telephone conversation between Prime Minister Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang marks a good beginning Given that China offers at the same time a big economic opportunity and a strategic challenge dealing with it will necessitate shedding the heavy-footedness and diffidence that has held back Delhi’s China policy so far The UPA’s China policy ended up denying the Indian economy the full benefits of economic cooperation with China by citing security considerations while glossing over genuine security issues by claiming political convergence with Beijing Modi’s emphasis on the economic aspect of foreign policy could see closer attention paid to Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific and China is arguably the most important and trickiest component of that picture No matter how fast the Indian economy recovers and the Chinese slows down if at all Delhi cannot hope to close the gap any time soon Instead it should manoeuvre its disadvantage into advantage and embark on an economic partnership that invites and eases Chinese investment While bilateral trade is expected to touch $100 billion in 2015 India needs to redress its $40 bn trade deficit Li and Modi have reportedly agreed on frequent high-level exchanges Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s forthcoming visit and Modi’s invitation to President Xi Jinping signal that Sino-Indian engagement may become more result-oriented Modi and Xi will also have the opportunity to interact at the BRICS summit in Brazil in July Greater economic cooperation however will not erase the military imbalance India suffers to its north with China which impinges on the long-running border dispute between the two countries Even as it raises the level of its engagement with Beijing the government will have to simultaneously focus on upgrading border infrastructure in the north and modernising the armed forces — two projects that were only spottily addressed by the previous government At the same time China’s Southeast Asian and East Asian neighbours look forward to greater Indian involvement in the region as a credible security partner given China’s aggressiveness in maritime disputes The government’s challenge is to triangulate this relationship with China on the one hand and Southeast and East Asia on the other to India’s benefit For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 1 2017 3:48 pm Uttam Singh has lent music to movies like Dil To Pagal Hai Baghban and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Top News Veteran music director Uttam Singh who has worked on movies like Dil To Pagal Hai Baghban and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha feels the Hindi film industry needs to come up with new music rather than recreating old tracks “If the recreation of an old song is really good then it is fine But every time when you recreate old songs then it is proved that you don’t have to offer something new and original” Singh said here at the launch of Gujarati track “Pehlo prem” More from the world of Entertainment: “Earlier music directors didn’t recreate old songs They always came with original songs I feel recreating old music and giving own name is not right It’s high time to come up with original music rather than recreating the old ones” added the 68-year-old Singh feels the taste of the audience has not changed but the lack of original music compels them to listen to what Bollywood gives them today Also read |Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next: Film with Swachh Bharat asbackdrop “Randhir Kapoor called me after ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ He said that I brought back the melody and peace to the music What you offer the audience has to listen to that I think big production houses in Bollywood can change the trend “Only they have to find out the talented musicians and composers who can create new music For creating new music it takes time knowledge and hard work which are dying these days” “Same happens with the new singers They keep on singing the old songs in reality shows How one’s singing talent can be judged through an old hit songs Reality shows are the good platform for youngsters but the results are not so good” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 23 2017 8:08 pm Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley (File Photo) Top News Elated by BJP’s good show in civic polls in Odisha and Maharashtra Finance Minister Arun Jatiley took potshots at the Congress saying it has become “a crowd around a fading dynasty” The Congress party’s stiff opposition to demonetisation has cost the party dear as the government’s decision got overwhelming support from the poor the senior BJP leader said in a Facebook post What else is making news: The BJP registered an unprecedented win in municipal elections in Maharashtra and made significant gains in eastern state of Odisha Hitting out at the current Congress leadership Jaitley said that if the current representative of the “dynasty lacks the ability to lead the party or the country the party suffers It becomes a crowd around a fading dynasty This now seems obvious in the case of the Congress” The Congress he said has “lost its image as a responsible political organisation” “From a natural party of governance it has moved to the fringe Its policies have alienated its constituency of the poor aam aadmi” he added Jaitley further said parties which adopt dynastic succession as an alternative to merit-based leadership creation suffer from a natural disadvantage “Tall leaders do not grow in such parties The strength of the party overlaps with the charisma of the current generation of the dynasty” he said Referring to note ban decision the minister said the Congress’ stand on demonetisation of high value currency “is costing it dearly” “The poor have overwhelmingly supported demonetisation The Congress party has lost its traditional constituency of the poor electorate to the BJP” the minister said He said the disruptive role played by the Congress in Parliament has projected it “more as a fringe rather than a mainstream political party” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Updated: May 18 2014 9:22 am Related News On counting day there were some demonstrators on the lawns of the Congress headquarters in Delhi demanding that Priyanka Gandhi be brought in to save the party One of the people carrying a placard endorsing her entry into politics was Jagdish Sharma a controversial buddy of Robert Vadra who got membership of the prestigious Delhi Golf Club thanks to Vadra’s influence Congresspersons are wondering whether he reflects the views of Priyanka’s husband Not necessarily IFS Retiring National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon believes the NSA’s job requires experience in diplomacy security defence and nuclear affairs Which gives those from the IFS cadre an advantage But the man who is the odds-on favourite to be selected NSA in the new regime is Ajit Kumar Doval an IPS officer who was once director of Intelligence Bureau Doval handled the Punjab and Mizo conflicts and was active in Kashmir as well He was posted for six years in Pakistan After his retirement in 2005 Doval set up the Vivekananda Foundation in Delhi The foundation focuses on national security international relations and neighbourhood studies Doval is considered close to L K Advani However there is another view in the party that the NSA should be replaced with a ministry of internal and external security Speaking out of turn Contrary to media reports there has been no request so far either from the Modi camp or the BJP president that Advani take up the post of Lok Sabha Speaker The party is reportedly not looking for any extra-constitutional role for the senior leader either on the lines of the chairperson of National Advisory Council a post created for Sonia Gandhi by the UPA Advani’s tendency to blog his spontaneous thoughts which are often uncomplimentary to his party has made the BJP wary about where to accommodate him On his part he shows no signs of calling it a day Modi’s people The corridors of power in Delhi are abuzz with speculation as to who will be the new favourites in Narendra Modi’s court Two names doing the rounds are Rakesh Asthana a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer who is Police Commissioner Surat and Vijay Laxmi Joshi a 1978 Gujarat-cadre officer who is Special Secretary Ministry of Commerce The former who investigated the Godhra train burning case is tipped to get a posting in the CBI as additional director while Joshi could be promoted as commerce secretary During her postings in Gujarat she has worked in the power sector and dealt with the Adani Group A miscalculation Last year when Modi’s name was announced as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Rahul Gandhi’s youth brigade including Jitin Prasada Sachin Pilot and R P N Singh was jubilant Modi they believed was a deeply divisive figure who would polarise the country and benefit the Congress Several senior Congress leaders also believed that Modi was the ideal prime ministerial candidate from the party’s point of view The Congress miscalculated badly As it turns out Modi’s personal appeal far outstripped that of his party and the hoped-for negative backlash did not benefit the Congress In fact Prasada Pilot and Singh were among the many who lost their seats in the Modi tsunami Too little too late In this election Rahul Gandhi’s timing and political instincts have been way off the mark Throughout the campaign he was reluctant to grant interviews to the media after his disastrous interaction with Times Now’s Arnab Goswami Rahul even denied Doordarshan an interview ignoring the enormous reach of the quasi-government terrestrial channel and the fact that it would have been suitably deferential while questioning him Two days before the last phase however he was persuaded to speak to two language newspapers No takers for job An IAS officer of deputy secretary rank will be appointed to supervise former PM Manmohan Singh’s household staff Informally a list of eight IAS officers was prepared for the post However all of those listed are reluctant to leave their present jobs and take up the new assignment A sad state of affairs for a man who has been PM for 10 years Incidentally a popular joke doing the rounds is that before leaving 7 Race Course Road Gursharan Kaur stopped by at 10 Janpath to ask Sonia Gandhi for the remote control For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News does he possibly see himself as a Congress-front candidate (all puns intended)?

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