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it wasn?One Little Finger?express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: March 1 2017 9:36 pm Child actor Bhavya Gandhi says that makers ignored his character on Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah despite the role having scope Top News Bhavya Gandhi left his fans disappointed when he recently announced his exit from popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah but it seems he had a good reason to take the decision The popular child actor says his character Tappu was constantly ignored by the makers In an interview to indianexpresscom Bhavya revealed that he conveyed his displeasureto the makers a lot many times about the way his character was being sidelines but he failed to get any positive response “It’s not that I left because the character didn’t have any scope It has a lot of potential but it wasn’t given much scope… It was ignored I spoke to the makers a lot of times But like you all saw I was hardly seen in the episodes so that was pretty much the outcome of our meetings” the actor said More from the world of Entertainment: Bhavya who was a part of the show since its inception in 2008 wants to now grow as an actor and he believes this was the right time to bid adieu to the popular sitcom “I know right now I can explore myself as an actor This is the age to grow so I thought I should move beyond this character I will now be seen on the big screen and I am hopeful I will be received with love in films the way I was on the small screen” Also read|Tappu aka Bhavya Gandhi quits Taarak Mehta Ka OoltahChashmah Bhavya has shot for his debut Gujarati film which has been directed by Dharmesh Mehta the man behind the first 500 episodes of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah The movie which is about a father-son relationship will see Bhavya play the son of veteran actor Manoj Joshi “We have finished shooting for the film Only a few songs are left to be shot The filmshould release in May Manoj Joshi plays my father while Ketki Dave will be seen as my mother” When asked if he has quit the small screen and will only be seen in movies now the actor said “I will just do good work regardless of the medium Whether it is cinema television or web I will go where I get good content That’s my focus” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Washington | Published: December 18 2017 10:08 am A soyuz carrying 3 astronauts is headed for the International Space Station (Image source: NASA) Related News A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The capsule with the three crew members — NASA’s Scott Tingle Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — is scheduled to dock with the space station’s Rassvet module on December 19 the US space agency aid The arrival of Tingle Shkaplerov and Kanai will restore the station’s crew complement to six They will join Expedition 54 Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and his crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA The crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology Earth science human research physical sciences and technology development NASA said Highlights of upcoming investigations include demonstrating the benefits of manufacturing fibre optic filaments in a microgravity environment Other important investigations include a new study looking at structures that are vital to the design of advanced optical materials and electronic devices and examining a drug compound and drug delivery system designed to combat muscular breakdown in space or during other prolonged periods of disuse such as extended bed rest on Earth Vande Hei Acaba and Misurkin are scheduled to remain aboard the station until February 2018 and Tingle Shkaplerov and Kanai are scheduled to return to Earth in April the US space agency said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mohamed Thaver | Thane | Updated: September 23 2017 8:02 am Iqbal Kaskar was arrested earlier this week (Source: Express Photo) Related News The Thane police will be questioning Jaggi Kokani a Nashik-based relative of Iqbal Kaskar in connection with the extortion racket in which the latter has been arrested The police are probing if Kaskar with help from Kokani was running a Thane-like racket in Nashik too “Kokani is a well-known name in Nashik and has faced allegations of being involved in betting” said an officer probing the extortion case In fact the presence of Maharashtra Irrigation Minister Girish Mahajan at the wedding of Kokani’s younger daughter in May had stoked a major controversy “During interrogation Kaskar told us that he would frequently go to Nashik to meet Kokani The wives of Kokani and Kaskar are sisters Also Kaskar’s son is married to Kokani’s elder daughter” said a senior officer linked to the probe Another officer said: “We will be verifying if like Thane a similar racket of extortion was going on in Nashik as well given the frequency of Kaskar’s visits Our officers will be questioning Kokani” During investigation the police said names of four to five people with apparent links to the racket had come to the fore “We are on the lookout for these people and they will be soon placed under arrest They are mostly connected to the gang and have a past criminal record” said the officer The Thane police have so far registered two FIRs against Kaskar and two of his aides on charges of extorting builders The police said Kaskar’s aides would look for villagers owning big tracts of land Kaskar would tell the villagers that the rates at which they were selling land were not profitable They would then pay off the villagers and strike a deal with builders If a builder did not agree to their terms they would threaten him and extort flats out of him The police believe the racket had been active at least since 2013 mohamedthaver @expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 15 2017 5:22 pm “As a singer you have to bring the soul to the song” said Lata Mangeshkar hailed by many as the Nightingale of India Related News Whether it was ‘Lag jaa gale’ in 1964 or ‘Luka Chuppi’ in 2006 — legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s renditions have touched generations of music lovers who continue to enjoy her golden tracks But she says she finds the “soul” missing from today’s music “I think playback singing has a lot to do with voice acting I would suggest to all the youngsters to understand the character situation and the story behind the songs That is when you can add soul to the rendition which I think is missing in today’s music” the 87-year-old told IANS in an interview at her Prabhu Kunj residence here She observed that “perhaps that is why people still love to listen to retro songs and new songs are going out of listeners’ memory faster” Also read |Lata Mangeshkar wins The BrandLaureate award But it is her message for fans which is melting our hearts See pic “As a singer you have to bring the soul to the song” said the industry veteran hailed by many as the Nightingale of India One of the most decorated singers in India Mangeshkar has been awarded the Bharat Ratna Padma Vibhushan Padma Bhushan Dadasaheb Phalke Award and multiple National Film Awards among others Adding to her portfolio of awards was an honour by radio station Big 927 FM which announced a listeners’ choice award — ‘Hit Thhe Hit Rahenge’ — to commemorate the magic of Indian cinema by remembering and appreciating the evergreen movies and iconic stars in five categories More from the world of Entertainment: Mangeshkar won the ‘Best Singer’ award and her song Lag Ja Gale won the ‘Best Song’ award According to her awards are a token of respect “More than the trophy it is the love and affection that people shower on me by listening to my songs years after years that touches me For me awards are a token of respect that people are giving me So no matter how many awards I am receiving I always feel emotional” said the melody queen dressed in a beautiful white sari and with her trademark bindi on her forehead During her musical journey of over seven decades in the Hindi film industry the singer lent her voice for many heroines of different generations She says Meena Kumari Nargis Madhubala and Sadhana were some of the yesteryear actresses whose voice was quite in sync with her playback And among the younger ones she feels Madhuri Dixit and Kajol did justice to her songs on screen with their lip-sync and expressive faces Also read |Mangeshkar family inspires Sanjay Leela Bhansali However Mangeshkar believes Jaya Bachchan stood out when it comes to bringing all her songs alive on screen with her skilful acting Sharing an anecdote from Abhimaan — in which she sang memorable and evergreen tracks like Piya bina piya bina Tere mere milan ki yeh raina and Teri bindiya re for Jaya — Mangeshkar said: “Jaya-ji used to sit and observe me when I recorded all those songs Since her presence made me conscious I asked Hrishikesh-ji (Hrishikesh Mukherjee) the reason and he told me it was a part of her process to get a better insight of her character in the film “Later when I saw the film I was quite blown away to see her wearing red bordered white sari red bindi and certain mannerisms like I do unconsciously But I must say she did such a wonderful work She is a very good actress” As a singer Mangeshkar has explored various genres in different languages including the regional film industry However she has a special connection with Bengali music “Though I have sung in 26 langauges after Hindi I sang the maximum number of songs in Bengali for music directors like Salil Chowdhury Satinath Mukherjee and Bappi Lahiri Since Bengali and Marathi language have many similarities I always felt as if it is my own” she said sometimes breaking into chaste Bengali while talking to this scribe who also has roots in Bengal While her musical journey is too well known to the world it is interesting to know that Mangeshkar is not only a food connoisseur but also a good cook “I love eating food and cooking for others Unfortunately my food habit has changed due to age and health issues and I am not allowed to eat most of my favourite dishes specially hot and spicy food I must tell you that I cook very good ‘mutton pasanda’ that I learnt from Majrooh Sultanpuri’s wife “These days whenever I get time I cook for my grandchildren” she said with a smile as heart-warming as her songs For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dharmakirti Joshi | Published: December 4 2014 12:28 am Investments had plummeted in the last two years despite lower real interest rates than in the pre-crisis period which saw an unprecedented investment boom led by the private sector Related News Two critical data sets released before Tuesday’s monetary policy review dealt with the second-quarter GDP and October’s CPI inflation The former at 53 per cent wouldn’t have come as a surprise to the RBI since it expects GDP growth to be 55 per cent in the current fiscal But the fast fall in retail inflation and crude prices surprised everyone stoking demand for an interest rate cut The dovish tone of the monetary policy review shows the RBI acknowledges the disinflationary trend Yet it chose to keep the repo rate at which it lends to banks unchanged at 8 per cent Consumer inflation has been surprisingly on the downside touching 55 per cent in October and could slip further in November benefiting from the statistical high base effect of last year and slipping crude oil prices The drop in inflation does create conditions for a policy rate cut but given the recent history of stubborn price rise caution is par for the course The RBI wants to ensure that inflation will remain sustainably low before it can make the decisive rate-cut moves The caution is justified Inflation fell as good luck proactive steps by the Narendra Modi government and the RBI’s firm stance on interest rates converged This will ensure that overall retail inflation will be lower this year than in the last fiscal despite the inadequate monsoon and marginal improvement in industrial growth Let us take the luck part first Brent crude has slid over 25 per cent from last year’s peak of $115 CRISIL expects crude to average $88-93 per barrel in this fiscal and $77-82 in the next which is lower than its earlier forecast This fall complemented by softening metal and commodity prices is good news on the fiscal external and inflation fronts Inflation in transportation and communication had already fallen below 3 per cent in September-October Geopolitical tensions will remain a risk but now softer prices have put an oil-guzzler like India on a good wicket Next up are the dynamics of sobering food inflation which has a 50 per cent weightage in the consumer price index inflation To be sure without taming food inflation it is not possible to sustain low retail inflation rates For example if the rate of food price rise stays at 10 per cent which is the average of the last eight years non-food inflation will need to come down to 2 per cent to sustaining 6 per cent retail inflation Food inflation fell to 56 per cent in October 2014 The government has also done its bit by selling grain stocked with the Food Corporation of India when needed and by showing restraint when raising minimum support prices (MSPs) The MSP increase this year has been only 44 per cent compared to an average 13 per cent annually over the last five years This and a high-base effect from last year (when vegetable prices flared up in the winter) have driven food inflation down But to bring it down structurally more needs to be done to improve agricultural productivity curb wastage and trim the role of middlemen in influencing the prices of fruit and vegetables Even if the RBI had cut its policy rate its impact would not have been felt fully until the factors that had lowered investment and growth turned favourable again A CRISIL study “Will rate cuts spur investments Not really” on November 5 2014 had argued this out Investments had plummeted in the last two years despite lower real interest rates than in the pre-crisis period which saw an unprecedented investment boom led by the private sector The real interest rate was at 24 per cent when investment growth plummeted to 03 per cent in fiscals 2013 and 2014 That compares with real interest rates of over 7 per cent between 2004 and 2008 when investment growth averaged 16 per cent annually So the real cost of borrowing was not the main culprit Second falling returns on investments deterred corporates Today the average return on investment has dropped to 28 per cent from over 6 per cent in the high-growth years No surprise therefore that private corporate investment as a percentage of the GDP had fallen to 104 per cent in fiscal 2013 from 15 per cent in 2008 Cost overruns and delays in clearances are what triggered financial stress for many infrastructure projects not interest rates Sure lower interest rates will reduce their debt servicing burden a touch But till investment risks in these sectors are reduced the risk premium on loans — and therefore the interest rates — will remain high Consequently the private sector will be loath to invest It is not easy for any central banker to accurately project the inflation trajectory and the impact of interest rate changes In 2004 Ben Bernanke former chairman of the US Federal Reserve had remarked that if making monetary policy was like driving a car then that car had an unreliable speedometer a foggy windshield and a tendency to respond unpredictably and late to the accelerator or the brake The RBI faces huge information constraints when assessing the speed of the economy as data becomes available after a time lag and is subject to revisions Forecasting economic data is even more challenging — the gap between inflation forecasts by the RBI and actual inflation in the last few years bears this out In other words even an experienced driver can make a mistake Ergo caution is warranted especially since inflation has regularly overshot the RBI’s targets in the last few years In October CPI inflation had dropped 1 percentage point from September to 55 per cent but core inflation remained unchanged at 59 per cent So concluding that prices are firmly under control would be erroneous The RBI is right in adopting a “better-safe-than-sorry” approach If inflation stays benign rate cuts can begin by April By then the RBI will also have information on the fiscal performance and targets of the government — key inputs for monetary policy decisions And hopefully by then we will also see formal adoption of inflation targeting by the government as recommended by the Urjit Patel Committee That will provide greater clarity on future monetary policy actions The writer is chief economist CRISIL Ltdexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published: February 3 2017 2:29 am Top News A 24-year-old Ugandan student was murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday The woman’s alleged assailant Ishan Sood 30 who was trapped in her house following the murder has been arrested police said Sood who is from Himachal Pradesh had met the student a few hours before the murder the police said They said that Sood who was drunk at the time told them that he killed the woman after a dispute over payment for “sexual favours” The Ugandan student had allegedly attacked him with a knife demanding more money She had come to India four years ago Watch What Else Is Making News Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East division) P S Harsha said the incident took place around 130 am A video uploaded on social media by African nationals who reached the spot soon after the murder showed the victim lying dead on the floor in a corner of her house The assailant who had come to Bengaluru eight months ago for a job is seen in the video in a semi-conscious state on a sofa The police said that the woman screamed for help drawing the attention of residents of Thimmegowda Layout Her landlord rushed to her house and found her lying in a pool of blood and Sood holding a knife the police said African nationals living in the neighbourhood surrounded the house and threatened to kill Sood before the police arrived A group of Africans tried to attack the policemen and demanded that the suspect be handed over to them The police registered a separate case against them For all the latest Bangalore News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rakhshanda Jalil | Published: June 14 2012 3:16 am Related News Mehdi Hassan took Urdu poetry to the nooks and crannies of popular imagination Ahmad Farazthe Urdu poettold me an interesting anecdote Oncehe was very late in catching his flight back home to Pakistan from Delhi The airport staffon the verge of refusing to let him boardlooked at his passport closelyand asked: Aap wohi hain Ranjish hi sahi wale?vehemently kept advocating the new airport with not-so-vocal support from the Congress, In those tournaments we finished in the semi-finals, The demand that Dr Sen be made to return his Bharat Ratna if a BJP government wins in 2014 has served not just to demean the BJP but to pump new life into Congress spokesmen who have lately been finding it harder and harder to sound cheerful in public.Mysterious Girl? has been transferred to Palwal district with immediate effect. 2013 5:20 am Related News The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed to have identified all bombers involved in the 2013 Hyderabad twin blasts. 2016 5:20 pm Abhishek Bachchan has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation policy by calling it “a positive move” Top News Abhishek Bachchan has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation policy by calling it “a positive move”. 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