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as this column has argued,everybody except me is responsible?routine decision-making was bound to come to a halt What started out as a vacuum at the topwith the prime ministers attitudehas now become a cancer spreading through the systemsubverting the most well-intentioned reform Can we reform these institutional cultures A panic-stricken governance order will create more bureaucratisation rather than less When P Chidambaram asks the tax department to meet collection targetsthe net result is not better enforcementit is more arbitrary harassment of honest citizens In the land acquisition billthe worrying part is not compensation or definitions of public purpose It is that it will create a bureaucratic nightmarewhich would take years to negotiate We haveat the momenta bureaucracy that is both overweening in its formal powers and scared in it actual functioning A fatal combination But complicity runs deeper We prided ourselves on a banking system that had weathered the financial crisis But then it turns out our banking system did a terrible job of assessing investment risk It over-concentrated creditengaged in lazy bankingimposed little accountability on large companies We thought the private sector would assess risk rightly In some casesit got short changed by governance failures But it is not exactly a state secret that much of the private sector entanglement in so many areas displays the same lack of discipline and hubris that government does It entered projects less on their technical meritsmore on its confidence that it could manipulate the system to extract inordinate returns At the slightest hint of accountabilitythe system began to collapse like a house of cards Like the governmentit got trapped into a combination of hubris and complacency The list could go on Behind the crisisthere is an intellectual failure There were some honourable exceptions But economic argument in India has become a blood sport in two respects Firstso much of the economic argument became by definition a mode of argument that we lost our grip on reality Secondeven resorting to empirical facts had the my favourite table versus your table feel to itwith a few people in responsible positions carefully working different vulnerabilities under different circumstances But never has a government been so bereft of intellectual candour within the system Indeedso many five-star economists in the system were so self-satisfied that they were dismissive of questions that have come to haunt us: sticky inflationcurrent account deficit etc Even post crisisthere is much evidence of argumentbut little evidence of thinkingin the true sense of the impoverished word (I should say that we political scientists are probably worsebut then we are also inconsequential) A couple of individuals may be giftedbut there is no confidence left in the knowledge systems in government The vote of no confidence from the economy is not just about the government It is scepticism about whether we can govern ourselves and intellectually grow up The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: February 9 2017 6:44 pm Kabir is glad that Sultan director Ali Abbas Zafar is directing Tiger Zinda Hai Related News Filmmaker Kabir Khan who helmed the Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger is glad that director Ali Abbas Zafar is directing Tiger Zinda Hai the second instalment in the Tiger series Speaking at the Kirori Mal College Alumni meet on Wednesday to raise funds for reconstructing the college’s auditorium Kabir said: “The series was started by me and Ali is taking that forward I feel very happy for him He was my assistant and my close friend too” “As Yash Raj Films has the rights of the series so Ali will be directing the second instalment He will go with his vision of Tiger though the characters and the basic set-up will be the same The world which was created by me will be the same but the interpretation will be different” he added More from the world of Entertainment: Asked if he has given any personal inputs for the sequel Kabir Khan said: “No I haven’t Whatever the characters were in the first part those will be carried forward but the plot is different and is created by Ali only” The shooting of Tiger Zinda Hai has started in Morocco It is slated to release on December 22 Meanwhile Khan has recently finished shooting his forthcoming movie Tubelight Also read:Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai shoot begins in Morocco will release on December 22 this year “We’ve completed the shoot before schedule Now the post-production is going on Still there is a lot of time to release the film so I have some ideas” “I am thinking of making some mini-series for Netflix and Amazon… There are some ideas which I am trying to develop As soon as Tubelight releases I will be able to make an announcement about my next project” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Updated: September 7 2016 9:30 am Amruta Fadnavis will sport a unique Indo-western wear in handloom designed by students who are mainly children of farmers and porters Top News Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta is set to be a showstopper for a Pune-based fashion design institute at the New York Fashion Week where she will spread the message of girls’ education as well as promote handlooms The event is to be held on September 8 in Manhattan where Pune-based institute Chasa Institute of Design and Technology will showcase the talent of young designers Amruta will sport a unique Indo-western wear in handloom designed by students who are mainly children of farmers and porters “I will be walking the ramp to spread the message of girls’ education as these designs have come from girl children who are daughters of farmers and porters It is a novel initiative I believe when we educate a girl child we educate a family And when the family is educated the country moves ahead” Amruta told The Indian Express Amruta who has earlier also walked the ramp showcasing tribal art and handloom with the help of designer Hemant Trivedi said she agreed to be a part of this initiative for the sheer enthusiasm of the youngsters The designs to be sported by models will also be having placards highlighting the aspects of education for women and importance of handloom in the country Amruta who has been part of the campaign for girls’ education said there was a need for parents to be counselled to encourage their girl children for education The CM’s wife is also planning to adopt a village in Nagpur Sekri for overall development besides tying up with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to improve education in all civic-run schools in Mumbai Amruta who is a banker says she feels “empowered” with full support of her husband who has always encouraged her to have her own identity “With full support from my immediate family members I can take up these causes and I am not bogged down by any criticism especially from political quarters” she says On the ramp walk Amruta says she has been asked to be herself “I do not have to be like the models” she says Chandrakala Sanap and Anupam Goel directors of the Chasa Institute of Design and Technology said this was a golden opportunity for the country to showcase the handloom with a cause “We would be showcasing 15 designs Since I am myself from a rural background our institute provides avenues to such girl children who dream to carve a niche for themselves We are happy to have on board the CM’s wife who is the brand ambassador for this fashion show” says Sanap who has just started the institute The show will be choreographed by ace choreographer Lubna Adams For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: February 13 2009 10:32 am Related News Scientists have deciphered the genetic code of common cold for the first timea breakthrough which they claim could herald effective new treatments for the ubiquitous virus There is no known cure for the virusresponsible for making millions cough and sneeze every year and which can also trigger asthma attacks Nowan international team has mapped the DNA or “instruction manual” for 99 strains of the cold In their studythe scientists have uncovered how the virus has evolved constructing a “family tree”and identified what they believe are vulnerabilities which could be targeted by new medicationsthe ‘Science’ journal reported In factthe study has shown for the first time that different strains can “swap genes” creating new strains of the virussuggesting there would never be an effective vaccine “Having sequenced the complete genomes of these things we now know you can be infected by more than one virus at a time and that they can recombine (their genes)” said Ann Palmenberg of Wisconsin-Madison Universitywho led the study “That’s why we’ll never have a vaccine for the common cold Nature is very efficient at putting different kinds of paint on the viruses” ‘The Daily Telegraph’ quoted Palmenberg as saying According to the scientiststhe study also found that the viruses were organised into about 15 small groupsclearly suggesting that a “one drug fits all” approach would not work neither would a jab be effective “There has been no success in developing effective drugs to cure the common coldwhich we believe is due to incomplete information about the genetic composition of all these strains “Perhaps several anti-viral drugs could be developedtargeted to specific genetic regions of certain groups The choice of which drug to prescribe would be based on genetic characteristics of a patient’s infection” said co-scientist Dr Stephen Liggett of Maryland University For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: May 18 2017 5:35 am Sonu Dariyapur allegedly killed Bhupendra Sehrawat alias Monu Dariyapur for marrying his cousin Top News The Delhi Police has decided to increase the reward money for information on one of Delhi’s most wanted criminal Satyawan Shehrawat alias Sonu Dariyapur from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakhFollowing the shootout in Mianwali Nagar earlier this month where three persons including a police officer were killed main accused Sonu 35 had joined the dreaded list of top five most-wanted criminals in Delhi Sources told The Indian Express that Delhi Police which is investigating the Mianwali Nagar shootout increased the reward money after failing to crack the case Hailing from Bawana’s Daryapur Kalan village Sonu is wanted in several cases of robbery extortion and murder He has been absconding since 2009 after jumping parole Police also have records of 12 associates of Sonu who have been providing logistical support to him Samundar Khatri is one such close associate who has a reward of Rs 50000 on his head Both men have committed several crimes across Delhi and Haryana sources said Police said Sonu allegedly killed Bhupendra Sehrawat alias Monu Dariyapur for marrying his cousin Police sources said Sonu and Monu used to be famous wrestlers in Bawana A source said that in 2011 a team of Delhi Police managed to reach one of Sonu’s close associates who had told police at the time that Sonu wanted to take revenge on Monu and would surrender before police only after that For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Los Angeles | Published: May 2 2017 3:38 pm Thousands of Writers Guild of America protesters took to the streets in 2007 as part of the union’s 100-day work stoppage (Reed Saxon / Associated Press) Top News Hollywood writers reached a tentative deal with representatives of movie and television studios on a new contract early on Tuesday averting a strike that could have blacked out talk shows and soap operas media reported The sides drew up an agreement including provisions for shorter television seasons – an issue since the advent of streaming services – and a 15-percent increase in pay television residuals Varietycom reported The 9000-member Writers Guild of America had said it was prepared to call for a stoppage and for picketing of the big TV and movie studios as early as Tuesday if no deal was reached by midnight on Monday The focus of the talks has been the revolution in the television industry since the arrival of streaming services including Netflix and Amazon and a resulting sharp decline in the typical number of episodes in a season of scripted comedy or drama to around 10 from 22 The Guild says its members who are paid per episode have suffered an average 23-percent drop in earnings in the past three years Royalties for shows sold on DVDs streaming platforms and cable TV were also at issue along with funding for the Guild’s health plan Varietycom said Tuesday’s deal also covered health and parental leave benefits citing a memo sent to Guild members The Guild was negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers which represents entertainment giants Comcast Corp Walt Disney Co CBS Corp Viacom Inc Time Warner Inc and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc If a strike had been called audiences would have seen the first impact on late-night talk shows which use teams of writers to pen topical jokes Also read:Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series Orange Is The NewBlack If a strike had been called audiences would have seen the first impact on late-night talk shows which use teams of writers to pen topical jokes The last WGA strike in 2007/8 went on for 100 days TV networks broadcast re-runs and more reality shows while the cost to the California economy was estimated at $21 billion according to the Milken Institute For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE 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The charge-sheeted persons have been let off with punishment which is far too lenient. Again he has gone for big money. 2017 8:47 pm The French scored six of their seven goals in the first half. 10. Sukhbir said that it was the result of people-friendly strategies and development vision of SAD that politicians – not only from Congress, “The second time was when my rivals in the BCCI managed? (Source: AP) Related News Football legend Ronaldinho is visiting India again.the vanquished and the victor appeared on TV, download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnited Nations: Pakistan has raked up the Kashmir issue again at the UN Security Council, In some villages.

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