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Bobby shared the picture on his Instagram and wrote, 81-year-old Dharmendra said in a recent interview that he had expected the poor performance of the second film.“I knew that it will be a flop When I saw the trailer I told Sunny that it has gone I said ‘Pehle mein humne logon ko hasaya hai is mein hum roenge (In the first part we made people laugh in this one we will cry)” said the veteran actor Talking about the third installment Dharmendra said “Yamla Pagla Deewana 3 will be an in-house picture… It will be very good and the characters are very good” Meanwhile Sunny and Bobby are prepping up for the release of Poster Boys directed by Shreyas Talpade For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ela R Bhatt | Updated: February 3 2015 8:11 am When Gandhiji encouraged freedom fighters to spin cotton and wear khadi he was in fact making a revolutionary statement Related News I have been wearing khadi — the handspun handwoven cotton fabric that is made all over India — since I was a teenager when khadi was a potent symbol of the freedom movement in India When Gandhiji encouraged freedom fighters to spin cotton and wear khadi he was in fact making a revolutionary statement He was saying that by choosing to wear handspun handwoven cloth a source of livelihood for millions of weavers across India over machine-made textiles from Manchester we are bringing power back into the hands of village weavers and building the local economy He was encouraging the urban population to show support for their rural brethren It used to be that when one bought khadi worth Re 1 80 paise went to the village producers and 20 paise to the management The ratio may be different now but the idea is to get money flowing into the village economy Khadi stands for all that is local and sustainable in the economy society and environment By wearing it we honour the spinners weavers and workers who work with their hands Our money supports the poor village producer When we wear khadi we embody a worldview Handicrafts are no different Our country’s potters carpenters weavers dyers and embroiderers also work with their hands They too are poor and live on the margins of society They are highly skilled workers; they carry generations-old knowledge and traditions within themselves and keep alive the cultural identity of our country Today we are no longer under foreign rule And yet the urban industrialised world is wreaking havoc on our rural economy Craft skills that take generations to acquire are being lost overnight because the craftsmen and women can no longer live by their trade They are forced to work as unskilled labour at the bottom of the economy The plight of village crafts workers is the same whether you are in India or Afghanistan Bangladesh or Pakistan So as urban consumers when we buy a mirror-work choli a tie-dye dupatta a chikan kurta or an ikat sari we are making clear statements with our money We are saying we support the poor village craftswoman and her empowerment We are saying we support non-polluting environmentally friendly local sustainable development We are saying we value the rich cultural heritage of our country We are saying we can see alternatives to current predominantly industrial modes of production We are saying traditional crafts are not our past; they are our present and our future Share This Article Related Article Gandhiji’s entreaty to support khadi has been taken far too literally We tend to forget the spirit of khadi and the insight it provides into ideas of manual labour self-sufficiency employment sustainability and local control Because if we think along these lines we can find “khadi” in all walks of life in products that provide a key to making a difference in our world And you may well ask what about our cars and our cell phones and our computers — the tools of modern-day life We have certainly given them birth and we do love them and marvel at their cleverness and speed and wonder how we ever lived without them But then they get old or perhaps old-fashioned When they have served their purpose and we no longer need them we abandon them But where do they go to die Body parts that came from nature like metals can be recycled But what about the rest Plastics do not disintegrate They fester and litter and die unloved in toxic dumps while we pointedly look the other way Cell phones and vacuum cleaners so far are products without a life cycle They live a short linear life and then enter a state that is neither life nor death Mother Earth can neither save nor swallow them The problem is not with the products — they certainly enrich our lives The problem is in our relationship with them Whatever we consume and whatever we produce sets in motion a chain reaction that impacts the world around us By taking conscious charge of our role as a link in this chain called “anubandh” we embody and perpetuate the world we live in — for better or for worse The writer founded Self-Employed Women’s Association of India [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLittle Rock (Arkansas):An Arkansas woman who became the world’s oldest person on Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July At 116 Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa in Japan Weaver became the world’s oldest person according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group which tracks supercentenarians 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver AP The Guinness Book of World Records still must make the final call said Robert Moore director of the research group’s supercentenarians program "When people pass away there is often an application process . but they may not wait for that process to name her the oldest person in the world" he said "Only five documented people have ever reached 117 and as of right now Gertrude Weaver is the seventh-oldest verified person of all time" Staff at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock said Weaver was inundated by television crews and other visitors Wednesday Weaver a former domestic worker in private homes and mother of four children has experienced a lot in her 116 years Center Administrator Kathy Langley said But she still has one dream she would like to realize "She really wants to meet the President She’s voted for him twice now and it’s just her lifelong dream" Langley said "We sent him an invitation to come to her birthday party last year and we will send him another one this year" Langley said there’s no birth record for Weaver and it’s likely her family chose to celebrate her birthday on July 4 because they were patriotic "That’s the only day she ever remembers celebrating on" Langley said Weaver was raised in a small unincorporated community outside of Texarkana and has lived in Arkansas almost all of her life The Gerontology Research Group used 1900 census records which listed Weaver as 2 years old and a marriage license from 1915 that listed her age as 17 to determine she was the oldest living American Weaver is in good health Langley said and attributes her longevity to treating others well "Treat people right and be nice to other people the way you want them to be nice to you” she told Time last year after she was bestowed the title of oldest living American Weaver enjoys "sittercising" — exercise classes she participates in three times a week from her wheelchair — as well as weekly church services and daily talks about cooking Langley said She also gets regular manicures and on Wednesday got her nails painted pink according to The Los Angeles Times “She is just a sweet person and she always says she has three keys to life: loving God working hard and loving everybody and treating everyone the same” Mary Bennett who is married to Weaver’s grandson told the Times Weaver visits almost daily with her son Joe Weaver who is in his mid-90s "They’re just a wonderful family very loving" Langley said "She has a granddaughter and a grandson who are in their 70s and who live in town and they are here all the time visiting with her along with many other family members" Associated Press Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: August 20 2017 1:23 am The ED has installed a possession-of-land board on Chuni Lal Gaba’s property (Express Photo) Related News In the multi-crore Bhola drugs case the Enforcement Directorate (ED) unit in Jalandhar has taken the possession of two properties of Goraya-based businessman Chuni Lal Gaba one of the main accused in the case at Banga in Nawanshar district The properties measuring 2375 square yards and 600 square yards are in Mehli village of Banga The two properties were attached last year Gaba allegedly a confidant of former SAD minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur and former SAD chief parliamentary secretary Avinash Chander owns several properties in Phagwara Phillaur Amb and Gagrate (both in Himachan Pradesh) According to Gaba’s diary he had given money to both Phillaur and Chander The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had attached a total of 11 companies worth Rs 85 crore belonging to Chuni Lal Gaba ands his three sons who are also accused in this case In this case ED had already questioned Phillaur his son and Avinash Chander There are around 50 accused in the case Over 100 properties worth Rs 200 crore have already attached in this case Former minister Bikram Majithia was also questioned by ED in the case around two years back For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: November 18 2016 4:17 pm Chris Martin in the company of Jhanvi Kapoor Khusi Kapoor( left) and Sussanne Khan ( Right) Top News Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Thursday night was in the company of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Oscar winner AR Rahman designer Manish Malhotra and others from the Indian film industry ahead of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI) here From photographs across social media Martin seems like he was happy to get clicked with the Indian celebrities He was casually dressed in a white T-shirt with “Love” written on it Also present at the dinner which was organised at a hotel here were Shankar Mahadevan Loy Mendonsa Farhan Akhtar Shraddha Kapoor Vivek Oberoi and Sussanne Khan apart from officials of Wizcraft International Entertainment and Viacom18 Check out: Jhanvi Kapoor Khushi Kapoor and Aaliyah Kashyap hang out with Chris Martin pictwittercom/DWcRN4J5my — Ooh aah ouch (@iAmRealPallavi) November 18 2016 Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughters Jhanvi and Khushi and Anurag Kashyap’s daughter Aaliyah too made the most of the moment and got photographed with Martin Epic Moments of a lifetime w my Chris Martin amazing heart ur love has made me shine??Ty @ItsZayedKhan @WizAndreTimmins @iHrithik 4 this pictwittercom/LWbq4zCSUg — Sussanne Khan (@sussannekroshan) November 18 2016 Vivek who posed with his wife Priyanka and Martin tweeted: “An amazing evening with the incredible Chris Martin of Coldplay Great guy using his voice for humanity” An amazing evening with the incredible #ChrisMartin of @coldplay great guy using his voice for humanity #GlobalCitizenIndia @glblctznIN pictwittercom/lcaw9jwTkw — Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) November 18 2016 Sussanne who thanked her brother Zayed Khan and former husband Hrithik Roshan for her special moment with Martin tweeted: “Epic Moments of a lifetime with my Chris Martin Amazing heart your love has made me shine” Chris Martin with Suhel Seth Martin is here for GCFI He is not just the curator of the gala but his world-famous British boy band Coldplay will also make its maiden full-show performance here on Saturday The gala set to take place at the MMRDA grounds here is focused on creating an impact in areas of education equality and clean water and sanitation Shah Rukh Khan spotted at the same party 1 of the most memorable nights of my life last nightMeeting #ChrisMartin & getting to jam with himsing & hear him sing#ColdplayFanForLife pictwittercom/eJ6ZfEuuF9 — Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) November 18 2016 GCFI will also feature international artistes like band The Vamps — who too have arrived here — apart from Jay Z and Demi Lovato Oscar awardee AR Rahman spotted at the same party Among Indian celebrities who will be present at the gala are Amitabh Bachchan AR Rahman Shah Rukh Khan Freida Pinto Alia Bhatt Ranveer Singh Katrina Kaif Sonakshi Sinha Parineeti Chopra Monali Thakur and Arijit Singh For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 3 2015 12:42 am Related News Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis deserves credit for allowing open field trials in five GM crops notwithstanding the ire it is likely to invite from Sangh Parivar outfits By noting that the no-objection certificate (NOC) granted by the state government is just for confined trials and not for commercial cultivation Fadnavis has only stated the obvious Any decision on commercialisation is for the Centre to take based on data pertaining to bio-safety and agronomic performance of the concerned GM plant lines But the generation of such data is possible only through field trials in isolated plots of one hectare or less The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) in the Union environment ministry had already approved trials in the case of five transgenic crops The Maharashtra government has merely issued the NOC for these trials to now go ahead The NOC from Maharashtra is however significant considering that most states — including BJP-ruled Gujarat Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — have denied permissions for field trials thereby rendering any Central clearances ineffective The primary culprit for this was the previous UPA regime which inserted this condition of GM crop trials requiring NOCs from the states where they are being conducted States can block commercial planting of transgenics; they are entitled to do that by not issuing seed licences But they cannot be given a veto when it comes to field trials simply on an a priori conclusion that these plants pose unspecified threats to biodiversity and human/animal health Ultimately it is only the Centre (that is the GEAC) that can decide on both allowing trials and determining whether a particular transgenic is safe to be released for cultivation by farmers The states’ role should be limited to only issuing or denying seed licences Share This Article Related Article Hopefully Maharashtra’s decision is only the start of a process of evaluating crop biotech and recombinant DNA technology from the standpoint of challenges faced by Indian agriculture Such an evaluation has to be objective and science-based rather than drawing on or pandering to Luddite ideology be it saffron or green The fact is India’s cotton output has trebled since the introduction of transgenic Bt hybrids in 2002 and the country today has overtaken China as the world’s No 1 producer There is no reason to believe this success cannot be extended to other crops The probability — rather fear — of that perhaps explains the anti-GM lobby’s hostility to even confined field trials For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by RK Pachauri | Published: June 19 2012 3:49 am Related News No breakthroughs are likely in Rio Can it still persuade nationsmake a dent This week the United Nations is holding the Conference on Sustainable Developmenthosted by the government of Brazil It was 40 years ago that the UN Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholmin which only two prime ministersIndira Gandhi from India and Olof Palme from Swedenparticipated In 199220 years laterthe UN Conference on Environment and Development was held with much fanfare and amidst high expectations That summit reached a significant agreementgiving birth to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)and the Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signatures to signal a major redefinition of measures that would not encourage destruction of natural eco-regions and so-called uneconomic growth Rio 1992 attracted 172 governments Civil society also had a major presence on the occasion with an estimated 2400 representatives of NGOs For the first timeperhapsa major international event also focused on local bodieswith several cities being recognised for their achievements in integrating environmental concerns with development Rio 2012 certainly has more modest goals and perhaps a lower level of expectations than Rio 1992 Among the subjects likely to get focused attention in Rio 2012 is the concept and practice of creating green economies across the globe The secretary-general of the UNBan Ki-moonhas also emphasised the attainment of sustainable energy for all This consists of three elements universal access to modern energy servicesdoubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 These actions are expected to provide significant benefits to society at largeincluding healthier economic growthexpanded social equity and a cleaner environment It would be unrealistic to expect that Rio 2012 will result in any revolutionary breakthroughsbut overallthe event could be a major turning point towards greener economic development and growth globally This would have the potential for a significant departure from the process by which natural resources and ecosystems have been degraded or damaged in several parts of the world Protecting the global commons is an essential pre-requisite for attaining sustainable development In simple termsthe definition of sustainable development provided by the Brundtland Commission explains this concept clearly as that form of development which meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs The interpretation of the word needs canof coursevary For instancethe essential needs of the worlds poorestwhich deserve overriding prioritywould be seen as very different from the needs of the middle class and the rich across the world The Rio Summit of 1992 established the Commission for Sustainable Development under the UNbut its effectiveness remains questionable Alsoas a follow up to Rio 1992the UN organised the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburgbut in retrospect its achievements too remain questionableeven though it made a bold attempt to bring the private sector and civil society together As a resulta very large number of so-called type-2 partnerships involving business and civil society were signedbut most of them faded into insignificance almost as soon as the ink on those agreements dried up Rio 2012 is being held largely with modest expectationsand several questions do arise with respect to the themes that would be developed there At the beginning of this millenniumthe Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed on by the UNs member countrieswith the clear intent of reducing poverty significantly by 2015 Rio 2012 may possibly come up with Sustainable Development Goalswhich would be articulated and possibly accepted by the same countries But it is not clear how these goals will mesh with the existing MDGswhich had precisetime-bound targets for specific actions at the global level The concept of a green economy is also likely to be discussed and debatedbut some countries are likely to hesitate in accepting this new pathway of growth and developmentlargely because of its underlying complexityand also because some nations may feel that its universal imposition may impinge on their sovereignty and inhibit their capacity to develop in a manner chosen by their own citizens One major area that is sadly missing from the themes to be discussed in Rio is the subject of climate change The impact of climate change is likely to exacerbate stresses that exist in the poorest regions of the worldand a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has revealed that the lengthfrequencyand/or intensity of warm spells or heat waves will increase over most land areas It is also likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation or the proportion of heavy falls to total rainfall will increase in the 21st century over many areas of the globe The losses from thesehoweverwill vary from region to region For instancefatality rates and economic losses expressed as a proportion of gross domestic product are higher in developing countries In the period from 1970 to 2008over 95 per cent of deaths from natural disasters occurred in developing countries Henceto lose sight of actions required to deal with the challenge of climate change would run counter to the objectives of Rio 2012 Actions that range from incremental steps to transformational changes are essential for reducing risk from climate extremes Correspondinglysocialeconomic and environmental sustainability can be enhanced by disaster risk management and adaptation approaches And the world needs to focus on options for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissionsbecause many impacts can be reduceddelayed or avoided by mitigation Delayed emission reductions significantly increase the risk of more severe climate change impacts It wouldthereforebe important for all the world leaders and delegates meeting in Rio to ensure that the scientific facts related to climate change are kept clearly in focus while defining the agenda for sustainable developmentgreen growth and sustainable energy for all Human society is entitled to expect some change in thinking and direction in these areas of crucial importance to its future The writer is director-generalTERIand chairmanInter governmental Panel on Climate [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsmeanwhile, The registration of ration card holders on biomentric machines will begin at Pune?We hope to meet Governor K Sankaranarayanan in the coming week regarding the issue, said Tope Though the Act was approved by the Cabinet last yearit was opposed by many leaders who said it did not have provisions for social/caste reservations A final decision on the matter and subsequently its implementation is thus pending The implementation of the National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF)will be yet another priority area of the department this year We will have to work out the modalities for implementing this programme Its an important project as it will give fillip to skill-based education and will enable vertical and horizontal mobility of students who are at the bottom of the pyramid?Written by Mihika Basu | Mumbai | Published: 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