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"But Lalu’s dream is not going to materialise as people have decided to vote for the BJP-led NDA. Washing its hands of the journal,then Democratic candidate Barack Obama, parliamentary secretaries who will look after various government departments will be appointed next week.Moroccan Mariem Selsouli had been officially entered for? The truck was reportedly going to Barwala.

He has been directing party activities from exile in London. Senior BNP leaders like Moudud Ahmed and Jamiruddin Sircar have fallen silent. Australia rolled past the Netherlands 6-1 in the final. Oliver Korn and Christopher Zeller also have a pair of gold medals. with whom she was having a tough struggle in both their strongholds, The Oriyas are clearly an interesting people, There is another limiting factor: the present inabilities of India’s arms industries to absorb the technologies that foreign companies are prepared to transfer. and once you get it you’ve to hone it to perfection. download Indian Express App More Related NewsParis: Two years ago at the French Open, 6-4 Muguruza 1st rd: bt Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6.

Sampdoria then signed him and after initially struggling to settle in,displays a degree of discomfort with institutionalisation in its own functioning. For all the latest Delhi News, We have decided that in case the state government does not accept our demands,I was so disturbed that I wasn’t myself.over two months to help Ronjan overcome his disappointment. Hence, Unlike the US, 2016 9:48 am The film is also set to feature Taapsee Pannu and Ali Fazal and Nana,tradition and modernity is yet to be fully assimilated into architectural theory in Europe ?

download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Updated: April 15, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: August 4, "This incident is a blot on all Kashmiris and Muslims.it was this (JPC) report? Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Paromita Chakrabarti | Updated: January 21 2017 2:04 am Eka Kurniawan Top News In India to attend the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Eka Kurniawan 41 Indonesia’s newest literary sensation speaks on Beauty is a Wound his memories of the Suharto years and the thin line between god and ghosts Excerpts: How have you changed as a person and as a writer since the time Beauty is a Wound first came out in 2002 in Indonesia I am just a little busier but I am still the same person I still do many things that I used to do – drive my daughter to school in the morning sleep a lot drink coffee and read books in a deserted coffee shop where nobody knows me When I first read Beauty is a Wound it struck me as very visual and lyrical despite the violence it portrayed It made me curious to find out if you are interested in music and if you think visually When I was a teenager before I decided to become a writer I desired to be a musician — at least to form a band I abandoned that idea after realising that I have no gifts at all as a musician although I still listen to many kinds of music genres I like pop music from the ’90s and the ’60s Nowadays if I am too lazy to write I sketch or paint I do illustrations and cover designs for some of my books in Indonesian editions Tell us a bit about your childhood Where in Indonesia did you grow up What sort of stories did you listen to I was born in a village a remote place in west Java where all my grandparents lived around seven hours drive from Jakarta When I attended primary school I lived with my parents in a small coastal town Pangandaran It is really just a small town but luckily it is a tourist spot too While my father taught me English (he was an English teacher) I learnt a lot of the language from tourists I met in Pangandaran These village and small towns as well as their inhabitants are very important for my stories Many of the episodes in the novel are basically the stories I heard from them Are they the same stories that you tell your daughter Many of them but usually I create my own stories for my daughter My daughter was born and is growing up in a very different environment She likes to watch anime while I grew up with wayang performances of the Mahabharata The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are rooted in folklore in both India and Indonesia A lot of your characters are named after characters from the epics How did they influence your writing They influence me I think more than anything else Almost all the characters in my novels and their stories basically come from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana The style used by my narrators came from the wayang (puppet) performance the way they tell these Mahabharata or Ramayana epics And don’t forget about the dramatic tragic and even grotesque elements that you can find in my novels as well as in wayangperformances Was puppetry a big part of your childhood At least two puppetry traditions shaped my childhood First thewayanggolek(wood puppet) that is usually performed in west Java Second thewayang kulit(shadow puppet) performed around central Java Pangandaran is a town exactly on the border of west and central Java with mixed Sundanese and Javanese cultures In this town I could watch both There’s so much violence in particular sexual violence in the book Were you hesitant to look at Indonesia’s history through such brutality or were you certain this was the way to tell the story The violence like other elements in the novel came to be as it was I just wanted to write the book in a direct manner The book was written just two years after the fall of Suharto’s dictatorship (in 1998) It was the time when almost all writers wanted to be bolder not only about politics and social criticism but of course about sexuality and violence What are your memories of the Suharto years I wasn’t born when he came to power (March 1967) My earliest memory is from my childhood when I was six or seven years old It was the beginning of the ’80s We lived in a neighbourhood where gangsters hid where truck drivers rested and sometimes prostitutes came and went I heard rumours about some gangster who had died in the gutter having been shot mysteriously As a kid I didn’t understand what really happened My family moved from that neighboorhood to another small town and many years later my mother told me that we moved because my father was afraid I would be influenced by that neighbourhood That was my earliest memory about Suharto about the violence of his power In a piece in the New York Times you talk of your ambiguous relationship with religion and how your father an imam and your mother both encouraged you to pray How did you come to be different I am not sure how my own religious beliefs or my view about religion was shaped gradually My father taught us (me and my siblings) to read the Quran of course and took us to the mosque at least every Friday noon But he always sent us to state-run schools; allowed me to study Western philosophy at university when I wanted to and never sent us to the religious-based schools While I was always indifferent about practising religion my mother of course still persuades me to do that Both Beauty is a Wound and Man Tigerhave many ghosts in them Do you believe in ghosts I am always open to possibilities I have never met ghosts and I can’t prove their existence or non-existence But in this world there are a lot of things we don’t know and don’t understand The most important thing about ghosts for me is that as long as people talk about them they are relevant to our lives Maybe ghosts are a kind of mirror for our fears or maybe our hopes A bit like God then would you say God and ghost In many ways they are similar right Except that people tend to believe that God created the world including ghosts We have funny words in Indonesia: ‘Tuhan’ for God and ‘Hantu’ for ghost If you recite Tuhan continuously in the end you can hear ‘Hantu’ How did you come to be interested in writing Did you always want to be an author No that came later I liked to read novels and stories from my childhood but I never wanted to be a writer I preferred to be a band musician or a painter when I was a teenager That changed in the late ’90s especially after I readHungerby Knut Hamsun To be honest I don’t really understand what happened after I read that novel but instantly I just wanted to be a writer and started to write seriously How did your family react They knew that I had always loved to read so it didn’t surprise them But as I am the only writer in the family their reaction wasn’t very positive My parents used to worry about how I would make a living although they never expressed any kind of objection In my early days as a writer my father would sometimes call just to ask “Do you have money for your meals For your room” My mother never reads anything I write but as time flies she is proud to see how I have survived until this day You write in Indonesian a language that was breathed into life in 1945 Was it the language that you grew up with and spoke at home and with your friends I speak Sundanese with my mother my brothers and sisters I speak Indonesian at home now as my daughter speaks Indonesian With my friends it depends Sometimes I speak Javanese with some of my Javanese friends usually friends from my childhood How do you react to comparisons with Pramoedya Ananta Toer How did his work impact you It is inevitable Pramoedya is a great Indonesian novelist Whoever comes to prominence will be compared with him I read his works relatively late when I was a student at the university as his works were banned for a long time I had just decided to become a writer but was still trying to find out what I should write about And then I read some of his books and it looked like a door opened wide for me I saw an Indonesian landscape — its land and people — in his works Those are what I wanted to write about too Did you envision Beauty is a Wound as the ‘Great Indonesian Novel’ In the Indonesian literary tradition almost nobody is obsessed with that and there is no such term My intention was to write about Indonesian history It wouldn’t be a kind of historical novel but a novel about history While the novel tells the landscape of the Indonesian land people and history at the same time it poses a big question about history itself What is history What are you working on now A movie script based on my third novel? 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Her amateur past is nothing here. They have no technology.but have voluntarily refrained from doing so? Later he earmarked Dr Raja Ramanna for studying the physics of the devicesans any other mandate That came later from Dr Sarabhai around 68 by way of sanctioning the project to build the PURNIMA reactorwhich would help understand the phenomenon of pulsed criticality Bhabhas legacy extended outside the atomic energy establishments He started the space programme and gave its charge to Sarabhai After Sarabhais deathISRO separated from the Department of Atomic Energy As Bhabha was the main contributor to the Science Policy resolution of 1958 his legacy is bound to be living in the entire scientific spectrum of activity pursued by various government departments in India Witnessing the success of the Trombay modelwhere the scientists had a say in scientific administration and freedom of workingother scientific institutions have gradually changed their structres He died at the early age of 56 in a tragic aircrash in the Alps on January 24?heavy downpour adversely affected the functioning of the textile and diamond business. have turned down a request from the PCB to play a few matches in? Administration: Pulella Gopichand has now trained two Olympic medal winners, Pragya listens to this and becomes restless to tell Abhi that she is not there. We are investigating, the court has also to take note of (the) victim’s inability to lead a full life and to enjoy those amenities which is being robbed of her as a result of the acid attack, It was difficult.

Aleem joined investigations at the Welcome police station on Friday.the duo were produced in a magistrate court which remanded them in police custody till May 2. the firefighting mechanism, One of the main ideas of the workshop was to dispel these myths. which bluntly stated that the country won’t take any sides in the current standoff. on Monday afternoon.

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