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"Law is dynamic and its meaning cannot be pedantic but purposeful" (Refer– Bai Tahira Vs Ali Hussain AIR 1979 SC 362) The purpose of Law in a modern secular State based upon the Constitution is to bring about social change The muslim community comprise a large percentage of Indian population therefore a large section of citizen in particularly women cannot be left to themselves to be governed by archaic customs and social practise under the garb of personal law purportedly having divine sanction The women of the community continue to suffer bias deprived of the protection they should otherwise get through provisions in the Constitution that provide for equality and non discrimination India is a nation in the making geographical boundaries alone do not define a nation It is to be adjudged amongst others on the parameter of overall human development and how the society in particular treat their women; leaving such a large population to the whims & fancy of personal law which perpetuate gender inequality and is regressive is not in the interest of society and the country It impedes and drags India from becoming a nation The instant divorce (Triple Talaq) though has been deprecated and not followed by all sects of muslim community in the country however is a cruel and the most demeaning form of divorce practised by the muslim community at large Women cannot remain at the mercy of the patriarchal setup held under the clutches of sundry clerics having their own interpretation of the holy Quoran Personal laws of any community cannot claim supremacy over the rights granted to the individuals by the Constitution I would not like to say anything further for the reason that the Supreme Court is seized with the matter In Shamim Ara a statement merely made in the pleadings "written statement" though unsubstantiated that the wife was divorced upon delivering copy of the written statement was not accepted by the Supreme Court and the subsequent marriage contracted by the husband was held void In the facts and circumstances of the present case the petition stands dismissed The legality of the marriage/divorce and rights of parties is kept open No cost Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Published: May 6 2017 8:15 pm Meri Pyaari Bindu teaser: Ayushmann Khurrana’s Abhi and Parineeti Chopra’s Bindu meet fall in love and then vaat Related News Meri Pyaari Bindu is a romantic comedy where Ayushmann Khurrana aka Abhimanyu and Parineeti Chopra aka Bindu are in love Bindu is a talented singer and Abhi is a writer Today we spoke to the writer – Ayushmann Khurrana and here’s what he has to say about the film Parineeti’s singing talent and also about how he is a family man On life his wife and love “I relate to the concept of falling in love when you are young because I have been in this relationship for the past fifteen years now I was seventeen when my wife and I started dating” said Ayushmann who got married to his childhood sweetheart Tahira and they have two children together The Vicky Donor actor then draws more similarities between him and Abhimanyu the character he portrays in Meri Pyaari Bindu and says “Abhimanyu and I are quite similar he is vulnerable and naive in the film and in my teens I was like that maybe I am more practical now because I have seen life He loves music especially retro music in the film and I can relate to that too” On being a family man When asked about how he has been around for so long in the industry but hardly makes an appearance at parties with other friends in the industry Ayushman says “I am a family man really Four full months I am outside for work so I spend most of the time I have in hand with my family There is bonding with other actors for sure like I love Varun (Dhawan) and Arjun (Kapoor) recently I went to his (Varun Dhawan) place for dinner with my brother (Aparshakti Khurana) so yeah that happens too But I prefer being with my family” On being a part of two National Award winning films When asked how he looks back at his career as an actor Ayushmann says “I don’t know I think if you have talent then you will definitely get more opportunities as an actor I am glad that in the span of five years I have given two National Award winning films – Vicky Donor and Dum Laga Ke Haisha And I am happy that I am getting quality roles like this one in Meri Pyaari Bindu it’s quite a film Bareilly Ki Barfi is also a film adaptation of a novel and then Shubh Mangal Savdhan with Bhoomi is like an antithesis of Vicky Donor Next up is Shriram Raghavan’s thriller which is a different genre for me So I think I am fortunate like that” On how success is a lousy teacher “Success and failure will come and go and I still believe that success is a lousy teacher but failure teaches you a lot Failure is your path to growth I have learnt that at times you get myopic that your role is of utmost importance but then you realise that the film is the ultimate and if the film is successful you are successful Film’s failure doesn’t get on to me I am a very level headed guy I take success and failure equally I am not expressive as a person also if I am happy I don’t get ecstatic and if I am sad I will not cry out loud I am somewhere in between It is the perspective that changes the outside world but internally I just take it as a learning experience” says Ayushmann who takes success with a pinch of salt On his desire to do progressive work When asked if he would like to work again for television Ayushmann says “Web excites me more than TV I started as a youth channel anchor so there was edgy content that we showcased Now it doesn’t happen on TV web is where this edginess has come to TV is quite regressive now especially fiction and web is progressive I would love to do some progressive stuff a web-series looks interesting” On the actors taking on singing debate We have always seen that when female actors take up singing they face a lot of flak but when male actors sing they are not trolled that much To which Ayushmann says “Really I haven’t noticed that I think actresses sing more than actors and actors who sing do more live shows also That is legit that they can sing If you can do a live show with a band that means you can sing and maybe that’s why actors don’t face criticism At the same time talking about Parineeti she is the best singer here She’s been doing live shows since the age of five and she is classically trained with a BA honours in music” Also read:Akshay Kumar thanks people for contributing to Indian soldiers with an inspiring message seepics Recently Bollywood actors were criticised for singing especially when it comes to Sonakshi Sinha Ayushmann Khurrana is one of those who had supported Sonakshi in the whole actor-singer debate On this he says “It is a very Indian tradition of lip-syncing songs I have been to musicals from childhood in the west most of the actors are also singers So I don’t understand what is the whole drama if an actor sings his own songs it adds to the credibility making the character more convincing Having said that when it comes to the Justin Bieber concert it’s just the commercial aspect There is a hierarchy in the industry and we are obsessed with cricket and cinema Automatically cricketers and actors are given the spotlight We believe that Shah Rukh Khan has sung “Suraj Hua Maddham” we consume music visually So in this aspect an actor will be more sellable than a singer it is like that in India we can debate about that being right or wrong but that’s the tradition in our country” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 19 2016 12:12 am This ability to constantly remodel himself has been key to VS’s political longevity in a party driven deeply by dogma and rigidity (Source: PTI) Related News Ninety-three is no age to open a new front many would say definitely not on social media But VS Achuthanandan the popular CPM leader and veteran of many battles both within and outside the party isn’t listening to any such advice In the run up to the elections in May VS as he is popularly known has logged onto social media launching a website and setting up accounts on Facebook Google Plus and Twitter signing in with a rather cheeky line addressed to his supporters: “My youthfulness remains with you” This ability to constantly remodel himself has been key to VS’s political longevity in a party driven deeply by dogma and rigidity When he was leader of opposition during the 2001-06 VS worked hard on his image He identified himself with issues such as women’s empowerment Dalit rights and land encroachment issues Left groups had until then considered “too soft” The sight of VS bunching up his mundu and walking up the slopes of the Mathikettan Shola forests in Idukki to “catch encroachers” had turned him into an instant hero Even as a young trade unionist when he organised coir workers at the factory he worked at in Alappuzha VS knew that communication was key to politics Those were the pre-microphone days and as the young Achuthanandan stood addressing his workers he did so in his now-famous style — halting and winding — that later became fodder for Kerala’s mimicry artistes It’s a style drawn from Kathaprasangam a form of story telling that alternates between prose and verse and that’s popular in Kollam and Alappuzha districts of Kerala He knew his audience mostly semi-literate factory workers would connect to this style Just as he now knows that the CPM desperately needs to connect to the youth and what better platform than social media to do that For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rana Kapoor | Published: May 30 2016 12:34 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi got off to a riveting start after launching a string of programmes and national missions to revitalise the Indian economy accelerate the pace of social development and position India as an environmental champion on the global stage India stands out as the one big hope for exponential growth Some argue that India’s growth may be due to a natural progression of the previous government’s efforts with little effect of Modi’s policies — I beg to differ There is a certain renewed confidence and vigour in the economy as it forges ahead to become part of the global supply chain However along with a vibrant and sustained economic growth trajectory come various externalities discontents and missed opportunities Policies and national missions take time to materialise as they require the restructuring of government institutions re-organisation of the bureaucracy and garnering of the support of the opposition to pass various bills in the parliament Beyond these reasons for delayed policy effects the Modi government has had to develop the “New India” narrative in a rapidly changing global economy challenged by a multitude of socio-economic and environmental crises The economy does not exist in a silo independent from social inequities pollution climate change and ecological degradation Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century has become a definitive critique as it points a stoic finger towards neoliberal capitalism as a driver of worsening income inequality Rapid urbanisation ensues globally and even more so in India starving the rural economy of skilled labour fuelling unsustainable growth in urban densities and pressuring natural ecosystems The International Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report concludes that human economic activity is responsible for the catastrophic rise in greenhouse gas emissions Over the last five decades we have decimated close to 50 per cent of the planet’s flora and fauna and are wiping out freshwater sources globally Considering that it is this very natural capital upon which humanity’s well-being and productivity depends on growth without a fundamental understanding and concern for the natural environment is simply not an option The Indian growth story therefore has to be one which ensures all these objectives are met; therein lie the successes over the last two years and future challenges ahead for the Modi government I prefer to view the past two years through a lens of “balanced growth” of ensuring “sustainable economic development” The PM’s various schemes and missions — the 175 GW solar mission the Swachh Bharat campaign Jan-Dhan Aadhar Mobile (JAM) trinity farmer insurance Make in India the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Digital India Smart Cities Mission (SCM) etc — have collectively set the tone from a perspective of balanced growth However the execution of these plans require a fully functioning parliament and certain highly important bills such as the GST and an equitable Land Acquisition bill to be passed To achieve all the objectives above the Digital India campaign needs to be accelerated A connected India will be an informed India a financially-included India and most importantly an empowered India Also given the slew of environmental challenges currently faced by the country the question is not whether we should make in India or not but rather how should we make in India Will we allow industries to pollute our water bodies landscapes and air Or will we ensure that India becomes the preferred destination for efficient and pollution-free manufacturing How can India become a global research and development hub instead of just a destination for the world to manufacture and sell its wares India’s cultural diversity is a phenomenally untapped resource Our various cultures attract the world to our doorstep and define our collective identity as a nation “Craft in India” as a parallel label to “Make in India” is highly suited to take India’s arts and crafts heritage to the world thereby steering the debate away from the mass manufacturing model of economic growth and more towards an ecologically-friendly and people-powered swaraj The writer is MD and CEO Yes Bank For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhajit Roy | Published: May 31 2016 12:43 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi With Iranian President Hassan Rouhan during their meeting in Tehran Iran (File Photo: PTI) Top News THE DRIVE down Vali Asr avenue — the main arterial road cutting through the heart of Tehran and connecting its working-classes in the south to the more upscale north — passes through a tree-lined boulevard dotted with hoardings of Goya Van Gogh Vermeer Andy Warhol and local Iranian artists Curious one asks those in the know and is told that the Tehran municipality since last year has begun dedicating its billboards to works by painters in place of advertisements for about 10 days every May While the art gallery on the street lends a unique character to Tehran it is not the only occasion the city surprises visitors as the country emerges out of its international outcast status after three decades of sanctions At every step Iran’s capital challenges stereotypes Its roads and infrastructure hardly reflect the economic turmoil the country has had to face under sanctions And a stroll through Tehran’s Grand Bazaar is past fashionable women with headscarves their hair still visible jeans trendy shoes and nail art If the women and their attire point to a liberal Tehran public displays of affection on its streets only reinforce that notion Scores of women can be seen holding the hands of men without stares from passers-by or even a glance from the police and revolutionary guards An Iranian friend says many youngsters are in live-in relationships and that nobody bothers them “The moral police doesn’t act unless there is a complaint Once there was a complaint against a couple friend of mine and all they had to do was come clean with their parents” he says Then there are the signs of resistance and dissent “F*** the police” says a graffiti on a wall in the neighborhood of Gheytarieh even as images of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei dot the city’s landscape There is little billboard space however for President Hassan Rouhani whose government of reformists has been in power for the past three years — the Ayatollah’s face though is ubiquitous Khamenei is largely seen as a “politician” who provides the balance in the tussle between the hardliners and the reformists but some feel he is responsible for the country’s hardships “He needs the reformists to manage the country since during Ahmadinejad’s time oil prices boomed but the people didn’t get the benefits” a political commentator says The revolutionary guards and Ahmadinejad are reviled in Tehran as there is a belief they siphoned off millions of petro dollars At 130 am Tehran’s supermarkets are still bustling — and well-stocked mostly with indigenous goods Indian products like Himalaya toothpaste have also made it to the shelves “It has always been like this” a friend says Iranians proudly say that the over 36 years of sanctions has made them self sufficient and that they have been manufacturing everything of daily use — from toothpaste TVs to cars Pointing to a shelf of Coca Cola — seen as a symbol of American capitalism — an Iranian friend shares an apocryphal story: After sanctions were put in place he says Iranian scientists cracked the formula of Coca Cola and have since been making it Beneath the shades of liberalism however still lies the Surveillance State Tehran’s hotels routinely want to keep passports of visitors and openly say they have to report everyday activities of guests to police Any discussion on the Revolutionary Guards or the Supreme Leader leads Iranians to talk in “hushed tones” Many have bitter memories of the 2009 protests when Ahmadinejad is believed to have rigged the elections and opposition candidate Mir Houssein Mousavi was sent to jail; he is still under house arrest “Many photographers went to jail for just clicking pictures of the protests and those getting published ” a friend says Pictures of protests by the Opposition are still banned in Iran Twitter and Facebook are both blocked although both Khamenei and Rouhani have active Twitter accounts Iranians however freely use the VPN to circumvent the blocked access to social media Youngsters also use Instagram where they share pictures of women men families Many in fact expressed surprise at the recent arrest of the Iranian models since there are many who have put up pictures without headscarves In a country where Prohibition is the law alcohol is available and is consumed behind doors “Everything is available underground” a friend says offering to get a bottle of Scotch While a liberal atmosphere seems prevalent in Tehran it is hardly the barometer of the country “Our society is full of contradictions There is a constant battle between the old and the new Our head is modern but our feet is steeped in tradition Things are changing with the new generation” says Laylaz who has two children in their early 20s [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPatna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run" Kumar told reporters after a conclave on skill development in Patna Nitish Kumar and Mulayam Singh Yadav Naresh Sharma/Firstpost "I think the merger will not take much time" he said "The date of the next meeting on merger will be decided soon in which everything will become clear" Kumar said Kumar during his recent stay in Delhi had met Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav who has been authorised to decide modalities for the merger of Janata Parivar RJD chief Lalu Prasad and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala in a bid to speed up the process "On 27 March I Lalu Prasad Sharad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav held detailed talks on merger issue" Kumar who is playing a significant role in the mergerexercise said The coming together of splinter parties of old Janata Parivar before Assembly poll in Bihar later this year would be a decisive factor to give BJP a strong challenge Asked about infighting in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kumar who had a lucheon meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday exuded confidence things would be sorted out mutually by them On a question on his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Kumar said he had a talk with the PM on needs for development of the state "The discussion was good The PM heard everything and promised to look into them" Kumar who met his arch rival Narendra Modi after a long gap said Kumar said he acquainted the PM with the "loss" that Bihar would accrue due to recommendations of 14th Finance Commission and demanded to compensate it Kumar said he also put forward the demand for according special category status to Bihar to spur its industrial growth The Bihar CM said he requested the PM to make available special financial assistance to Bihar at the earliest PTI No wrong! “Healing energy to the daughter of a late great friend,Gaganjeet Singh Anand and Indrajeet Mahajan.Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 8 Had I made this film in 8 crores or 10 crores, They expect films like ‘Pan Singh’.