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If an employee remains in the same department, written on them, who was born in 1990, etc. would be getting such cameras soon the report said For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: July 7 2016 8:19 am If you do not like a book simply close it The answer is not its ban(Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News On Tuesday the Madras High Court upheld the right of Tamil author Perumal Murugan to publish while dismissing petitions that sought a directive from the court to the publisher to forfeit all the copies of his novel ‘Mathorubagan’ and its English translation ‘One Part Woman’ Excerpts from the judgment: The Tamil version of the novel sold a fair amount of copies as stated by the learned counsel for the publisher keeping in mind it was a Tamil publication People have read the novel and have found nothing wrong with it Four long years elapsed since its initial release It is nobody’s case that it had fallen into some hands where it could cause damage In any case there are different kinds of books available on the shelves of book stores to be read by different age groups from different strata If you do not like a book simply close it The answer is not its ban A large part of ancient literature written at different periods of time where such sexual mores have been discussed liberally have been referred to by the learned counsel for the author only to substantiate that something unknown had not been written by the author but that a small group of people with a narrow vision and without any appreciation of ancient Indian literature has gone up in arms against the novel We have extracted extensively from the books referred before us to the extent possible to show how from Vedic times onwards has the subject of sex erotic literature and ancient and medieval practices been dealt with We have discussed the materials in the earlier part of our judgment in extenso and are not reproducing them for our conclusion but only say that they truly reflect the liberal ethos uncorrupted by the Victorian English philosophy which came to dominate post the British invasion of India As a society we seem to be more bogged down by this Victorian philosophy rather than draw inspiration from our own literature and scriptures Or perhaps may be it is only a small sect of people who believe so but are vociferous enough to create such a pandemonium Sex per se was not treated as undesirable but was an integral part right from the existence of civilisation The Indian scriptures including the Mahabharata are said to be replete with obvious examples of sex outside marriage also specifically for the purpose of having progenies and that too of the intellectual class These practices have been followed by both the higher and lower social and economical strata of the society only as an endeavour to have a future perfect king Can we say the Mahabharata or the various other literatures which we have quoted herein above are part of our history yet they say something that is unusually lascivious and therefore should be banned We only say this – In response to the demands of time and place what is proper/ may become improper and what is improper may become proper (Shanti Parva) *** A larger cause has emerged on account of the role played by the State in matters such as these The State by itself did not find anything offensive in the novel It got published and remained in the market to be read for more than four years What seems to have triggered State action was a perceived threat to the peace in the town resulting in interventions by the officials We can thus perceive it only as an endeavour of peace initiative rather than there being any offence being committed The administration wanted to possibly dilute the situation and that is what resulted in the “summons” being issued calling upon the author to participate in the peace initiatives There is a dual consideration which arises for consideration The first is whether such a peace initiative in the given situation was misplaced and the second is whether in subjects of this nature dealing with art and culture where there are different points of view there should be State intervention and if so to what extent We had noticed the fact at the inception that we were troubled by the State interventions in such subject matters are not simply matters of brokering peace There are different and variant thought processes on social mores and while each may be entitled to his own view it cannot be forced down the gullet of another It is not unusual to see now a campaign against a book a film a painting a sculpture and other forms of artistic representations Art is often provocative and is meant not for everyone nor does it compel the whole society to see it The choice is left with the viewer Merely because a group of people feel agitated about it cannot give them a license to vent their views in a hostile manner and the State cannot plead its inability to handle the problem of a hostile audience A vague construction therefore of a possible deplorable impact on a certain section is not reason enough to deprive an artist of his expression Even more so in a democratic country like ours *** All writings unpalatable for one section of the society cannot be labelled as obscene vulgar depraving prurient and immoral There can hardly be any improper intent or motive assigned to the author in the present case who even went backwards to ensure that the hurt feelings of all are assuaged He (Perumal Murugan) is a writer who had imbibed education and grown from the same very town holding it in high esteem There cannot be a new puritanism imbibed in this civilisation of variant cultures We are not stating that the creative freedom of an artiste is unhindered We have referred to the fact that these are not matters concerned with security of the State or of denigration of any religion or a class of people A section of people are just seeking to put themselves or their ancestors in the shoes of persons who are affected because of a reference to a location and a folklore which description of location also stood withdrawn subsequently since the author believed it was a work of fiction and could have been based anywhere else There has to be an attitude of tolerance towards writings which have existed for ages and which come into being which may not be “of our kind” The author and artistes like him cannot be under a constant apprehension that if he deviates from the oft-treaded path he will face adverse consequences The opponents of the novel may certainly be entitled to its critique as the proponents of the novel are entitled to applaud it But shutting down life of the town holding it to ransom and effecting threats to the author is not the way The state also performs an important role along with the judiciary in protecting these individual rights and freedoms The author Perumal Murugan should not be under fear He should be able to write and advance the canvass of his writings His writings would be a literary contribution even if there were others who may differ with the material and style of his expression The answer cannot be that it was his own decision to call himself dead as a writer It was not a free decision but a result of a situation which was created Time is a great healer and we are sure that would hold true for Perumal Murugan as well as his opponents; both would have learnt to get along with their lives we hope by now in their own fields and bury this issue in the hatchet as citizens of an advancing and vibrant democracy We hope our judgment gives a quietus to the issue with introspection on all sides Time also teaches us to forget and forgive and see beyond the damage If we give time its space to work itself out it would take us to beautiful avenues We conclude by observing this — “Let the author be resurrected to what he is best at Write” For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The Congress on Friday said that measures announced by the Narendra Modi government to ease concerns over Goods and Services Tax were "too little too late" and procedural reliefs will not compensate for messing with the basic architecture of GST Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a series of tweets that finance minister Arun Jaitley should have listened to the sane advice given by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi #GSTCouncilMeet Too little too late Procedural reliefs will not compensate for messing with the basic architecture of GST by Modi Govt1/n Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) October 6 2017 Huge opportunity of adding 2% to India’s GDP squandered away by GST mess & subsequent half baked rollbacks by panic stricken Modi Govt 2/n Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) October 6 2017 Wish that PM/FM could remove blinkers of arrogance to listen to the sane counsel of @OfficeofRG Dr Manmohan Singh & @PChidambaram_IN 3/n Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) October 6 2017 Rahul Gandhi had said earlier in the day that petrol and diesel should be brought under the GST regime to prevent excessive profiteering He had called for correcting "distorted" structure concerning textiles making GST simpler and the processing of filing of returns easy The government which faced severe criticism over the implementation of GST on Friday night announced a slew of measures to ease the concerns of traders exporters and small business while slashing the rates on 27 items of common consumption including roti khakra namkeens stationery man-made yarn — with most of them brought to five per cent category Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: August 30 2010 5:49 pm Related News The Supreme Court on Monday wanted to know whether the policy of allotment of plots under the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota since 1977 in West Bengal was examined by the Calcutta High Court on its merits or not “We want to know whether the policy of allotment of land under Chief Minister’s discretionary quota has been examined on its merits or not by the High Court” a Bench comprising Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Swatanter Kumar said The apex court wanted an answer in this regard during the hearing of a PIL alleging that plots in Salt Lake City had been allotted by flouting rules since 1977 by Left Front government in West Bengal The question to this effect was put as West Bengal government and its leaderswho have been named as party in the PILcontended that identical writ petitions were dismissed by the High Court in the past The Bench said no appeals have been filed before the apex court against the dismissal of such petitions by the High Court The Bench was hearing the PIL filed in 2006 by a Kolkata resident and advocate Joydeep Mukherjeewho has named Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and his cabinet colleague Urban Development Minister Asok Bhattacharya and Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta as respondents Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu was also named along with his son Chandan Basu as respondents in the PIL The court deleted the name of Jyoti Basu as respondent since he is dead During the hearingsenior advocates K K Venugopal and Rajeev Dhavanopposing the PILsaid the petitioner was seeking to revive the petitions dismissed by the High Court HoweverMukherjee’s counselsaid the High Court has not gone into the merits of the policy on land allotment and sought setting up of committee to examine it He claimed one of the judges of the High Courtsince retiredwas also the beneficiary of the policy At one stagethe apex court Bench wanted to know from the petitioner as to how it could entertain a PIL directly in the apex court when the identitical relief has been declined by the High Court “You should have come with the Special Leave Petition (SLP)” the Bench said when the state government and others pointed out that three writ petitions on the issue have been dismissed by the High Court They also claimed that in one of themeven the apex court has decided the matter on merits The Bench adjounrned the hearing for two weeks asking the counsel for the petitioner to come out with the specific answer whether the policy was examined on merits or not The PIL had alleged that in 1977-78the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota was created by unlawful and confidential executive orders without even informing the cabinet The petitioner had contended that in 1985 the state government started carving out new residential plots from the land earmarked for civic amenitiesecological balance etc in violation of the approved master plan The PIL charged the government had illegally dissolved the Salt Lake Advisory Committee and amended the Acts of 1975 and 1976 in 1985 and by the new West Bengal Township (Extension of Civil Amenities Amendment) Act1985tried to give legal validity to the allotments with retrospective effect For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: January 7 2017 12:06 pm A scar (Source: Wikimedia commons) Top News By transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells researchers have reported finding a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue”Essentially we can manipulate wound healing so that it leads to skin regeneration rather than scarring” said principal investigator George Cotsarelis Professor of Dermatology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania US Fat cells called adipocytes are normally found in the skin but they are lost when wounds heal as scars The most common cells found in healing wounds are myofibroblasts which were thought to only form a scar Scar tissue also does not have any hair follicles associated with it which is another factor that gives it an abnormal appearance from the rest of the skin Researchers used these characteristics as the basis for their work — changing the already present myofibroblasts into fat cells that do not cause scarring “The secret is to regenerate hair follicles first After that the fat will regenerate in response to the signals from those follicles” Cotsarelis said The study showed hair and fat develop separately but not independently Hair follicles form first and the Cotsarelis lab previously discovered factors necessary for their formation The new study – published online in the journal Science – details additional factors actually produced by the regenerating hair follicle to convert the surrounding myofibroblasts to regenerate as fat instead of forming a scar As they examined the question of what was sending the signal from the hair to the fat cells researchers identified a factor called Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) It instructs the myofibroblasts to become fat “Typically myofibroblasts were thought to be incapable of becoming a different type of cell” Cotsarelis said “But our work shows we have the ability to influence these cells and that they can be efficiently converted into adipocytes” Cotsarelis noted This was shown in both the mouse and in human keloid cells grown in culture “The findings show we have a window of opportunity after wounding to influence the tissue to regenerate rather than scar” said the study’s lead author Maksim Plikus Assistant Professor at University of California Irvine The findings could lead to new therapies to help wounds heal without scarring “Essentially we can manipulate wound healing so that it leads to skin regeneration rather than scarring” said principal investigator George Cotsarelis Professor of Dermatology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania US For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pallavi Pundir | Updated: March 26 2016 1:10 am With a bruised face and self-image she quits her job packs her bags and escapes to Singapore Top News Book: Solo in Singapore Author: Tanushree Podder Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 237 Price: Rs 199 Tanushree Podder’s Solo in Singapore begins on a brusquely honest note Thirty-year-old Munmun Menon has a nightmare of a job a ruthless boss and has just been cheated on by her boyfriend (who goes on to physically and verbally assault her) With a bruised face and self-image she quits her job packs her bags and escapes to Singapore That ought to set the tone for the rest of the book for where have we not heard the story of a woman down in the dumps who travels and finds herself The familiarities aside Podder’s latest is taut and engaging and Munmun Menon a delight With a wry sense of humour which is evident in her inner monologues she goes on a journey — to find her estranged father and new love among others — that doesn’t fail to entertain Of course with the lighter bits also come the darker serious parts and Podder balances the two well Munmun finds a magazine job love (sort of) friends and most significantly a ruthless acceptance of self It’s a fine story of self-discovery made fun by Podder’s effortless prose and her curiosity for new places evident in the way the city of Singapore throbs through every description Give this one a try For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | Updated: September 2 2016 2:00 pm ZTE Axon7 mini features the same all-metal unibody construction and front facing speakers (Source: ZTE) Top News ZTE has announced the mini version of its flagship Axon7 smartphone at IFA Berlin The smartphone is the latest in company’s flagship Axon series ZTE Axon7 mini continues with the design and features first seen on Axon7 ZTE Axon7 mini is not exactly a shrunken down Axon7 but rather offers premium features in a smaller form factor ZTE Axon7 mini downgrades the specifications from Axon7 but retains that same metal design and superior audio quality ZTE Axon7 mini features that same curved design seen on the Axon7 paired with a 25D curved-edge glass It is an all-metal unibody construction ZTE Axon7 mini with its 52-inch Full HD display may not be a small smartphone but its a proof that 5-inch is the new small-size among smartphones now ZTE is using an AMOLED panel here instead of LCD promising better colour saturation and brightness ZTE Axon7 mini is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage The smartphone is just 78mm thick and weighs 153 grams On the camera front ZTE Axon7 mini sports a 16-megapixel main camera with phase detection autofocus The front camera is an 8-megapixel one which should be ideal for those late night selfies The smartphone is backed by a 2705mAh battery ZTE Axon7 mini’s USP here is the dual front-facing stereo speakers which onlya handful of smartphones support currently The company at its IFA 2016 presentation took a dig at iPhone Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 for using a smaller speaker setup ZTE Axon7 mini comes with a dedicated audio processor from Asahi Kasei Microdevices for its Hi-Fi sound experience Also Read:Moto Z Play first impressions: Not exactly a budgetsmartphone ZTE Axon7 mini will be available in US India Russia Germany Spain Poland Japan Australia and Saudi Arabia The company says the device will go on sale in markets outside the US from September 7 at 299 (approximately Rs 22500) For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew York: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump may have mesmerised his fans with his provocative speeches but researchers have found that in terms of usage of words and grammar he can be compared to a sixth grader Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump AP Most presidential candidates in the US are using words and grammar typical of students in grades six to eight though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others the study said For the study the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Language Technologies Institute (LTI) did a readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches A historical review of their word and grammar use suggests that all five candidates in the analysis —Republicans Trump Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio (who has since suspended his campaign) and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders —have been using simpler language as the campaigns have progressed the researchers said Again Trump is an outlier with his grammar use spiking in his Iowa Caucus concession speech and his word and grammar use plummeting again during his Nevada Caucus victory speech according to the study A comparison of the candidates with previous presidents showed president Abraham Lincoln outpacing them all boasting grammar at the 11th grade level while president George W Bush’s fifth grade grammar was below even that of Trump "Assessing the readability of campaign speeches is a little tricky because most measures are geared to the written word yet text is very different from the spoken word" said one of the researchers Maxine Eskenazi in an official statement?" he added. 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