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which lost some 72 of its citizens, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. all conspiracy cases turn out to be false. One,he said,Soon Ill not be a political entity and appealed to all elected MPs and MLAs to vote him President He attended the Congress Working Committee meeting on June 25albeit for the last time In Indian democracy is it possible to be apolitical after being a party politician for four decades Media and political parties are in high pitchbut do common people understand this potpourri in spite of being voters Do 480 million below-poverty-line people care whos going to live luxuriously in the worlds largest Presidential residence Surely it wont make any dent in their livelihood possibilities Real potpourri is preserving natural fragrance in fermented dried flowers Modern potpourri is as colourful but artificialyet retaining pourris real meaningwhich is rotten I wonder if all these episodes above are real or artificial potpourri Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://s.wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 5 2016 11:08 am Andrea Arnold’s film American Honey and I Daniel Blake were the big winners at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) Top News Andrea Arnold’s film American Honey and I Daniel Blake were the big winners at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) American Honey which is about a gang of teenagers in the US Mid-West earned Andrea the Best Director award and the movie also took home the Best British Independent Film prize while its star Sasha Lane won the Best Actress honour reported Variety Ken Loach missed out on the Best Director prize but “I Daniel Blake” his heart-wrenching exploration of the lives of those dependent on Britain’s welfare system landed stars Dave Johns and Hayley Squires an award each Funnyman-turned-actor Johns won the Best Actor award for his role as Daniel Blake while Hayley was named the Best Newcomer Hayley missed out on the Best Actress award but was happy with the fact the film received seven nominations: “Any kind of nomination we get gives a life to the film that we’re grateful for” she said The Best Supporting Actor and Actress prizes were picked up by “Adult Life Skills” co-stars Brett Goldstein and Babak Anvari while actresses Alison Steadman and Naomie Harris were honoured with special awards – Steadman won the Richard Harris Award and Harris was the recipient of the Variety Award Bond girl Naomie dedicated her award to the great filmmakers she had worked with including Danny Boyle Sam Mendes and her “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins Accepting the award for Best Independent International Film Barry whose movie “Moonlight” tells the story of his early life in Miami said “Cinema makes the world so much smaller and I’m glad to bring this home to Miami thank you” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThat the selection of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) created a flutter is a fact General Bipin Rawat Lieutenant-General Praveen Bakshi and Lieutenant-General PM Hariz have all behaved maturely and handled the situation in an appropriate manner And just as you got the feeling that things were settling down and that all three officers had resumed work as usual the news of a video-conference by Bakshi to his command on 31 December 2016 dominated the visual media on 12 January This incident was exacerbated by the video clips that a member of the Border Security Force (BSF) and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) apiece put out on social media commenting on the standard of food and living conditions Even their families were dragged before the TV cameras On 13 and 14 January there were acrimonious debates on the buddy system in the army All these indicate how life has become transparent in the present times Needless to say the complaints need to be looked into and resolved If any omission or commission towards wrongdoing by anybody is detected then they need to be dealt with strictly The men’s needs are in the lower part of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and therefore their physical comfort should be catered for without any compromise on quality The buddy system in the army comes up for discussion periodically It is a sacred relationship between an officer and his buddy Many commentators who have not experienced this relationship have expressed adverse opinions about it File image of General Bipin Rawat PTI While no one disputes the correct employment of the buddy asking for the abolition of the system emanates from inexperience of matters related to war and the military ethos Having a strength of approximately 11 million 3 20000 and 3 08000 personnel respectively the army BSF and CRPF are huge organisations It will be difficult to satisfy everybody Moreover collective living under one roof that is necessitated by the working conditions of the men and women in these organisations throw up a different set of problems That is why there is a strict command and control hierarchy that is in place in these organisations It is their onerous duty to look after their men and women Army BSF and CRPF personnel are many-a-time deployed in small posts over vast areas This operational requirement makes command and control and administration of troops difficult That only asks for extra efforts to be put in to administer the rank and file of all these forces One is sure that chain of command in all the three organisations will look into the complaints of their personnel and take appropriate remedial measures We all know even in small organisations there are likely to be some disgruntled elements There are systems in place that look into these cases and take appropriate remedial measures Problems arise when the issues get publicised even before the organisation can enquire into these aberrations and take remedial actions The recourse to social media by the men from the BSF CRPF and army is an indication of sub optimal officer-soldier relationships in these units To extrapolate these incidents as indicative of a malaise throughout the organisation is fraught with danger Such an opinion should only be formed after a thorough study is carried out and if and only if the results of such a study support it Another issue that these units should look into is the "unit tarteeb"(System in an Unit) The unit tarteeb is the bed rock of good man-management and administration in a unit These incidents are also an indication that these organisations should get back to basics This article began with the issue of the COAS’ selection The COAS at the moment is in charge of issues related to operational preparedness and modernisation of the Indian Army development of military logistics infrastructure pay and allowances of his officers and soldiers (incidentally the armed forces are the only organisation where 7th Pay Commission Recommendations have not been implemented so far due to anomalies that have been projected to the government; paramilitary and Central Police Forces have already got their benefits) One Rank One Pension procurement of equipment enormous amount of litigation welfare of ex-servicemen veer naris and widows et al He is the chief of our army — an army that faces two adversarial active borders It is therefore imperative that we allow him to concentrate on his job rather than attending to less important issues Similarly Bakshi who is commanding the Eastern Command is looking after the defence of our territory bordering China Nepal Bhutan Myanmar and Bangladesh In addition he is also combating insurgency in Assam Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland Manipur and Meghalaya He has an onerous task to fulfil Hariz is looking after our border with Pakistan and commands one of the largest geographical areas in our country All three of them are constantly on the move to oversee the training operational preparedness and welfare of the troops that they command These army commanders command lakhs of troops The life of all the three officers is nothing to be envied Under these circumstances it will be unfair to drag these organisations and the officers into controversies Our country’s future lies in the hands of these organisations and as citizens we all have the onerous task of making these organisations strong The first thing we need to do is to stop showing these very organisations that protect the people of this country in a negative light By all means if any issues come up they need to be highlighted and proper remedial measures be taken But flogging issues beyond a point is not warranted There are grievance mechanisms in every force and they need to be allowed to function effectively The second thing that needs to be done is to verify the facts fully before highlighting them In fact the Ministry of Home Affairs has put out a report that there is no truth in the reports by the BSFjawan This will ensure that these organisations concentrate on their task rather than running to defend themselves often unnecessarily Thirdly the organisations themselves need to be less sensitive to criticism They should look into the issues highlighted and investigate them impartially and solve the issues They also should get back to the basics as mentioned above The army paramilitary and CPFs in this country are working overtime to ensure a peaceful and secure living for its citizens They have enough problems to resolve in their own domains The problems can be on both operational and administrative issues The need of the hour is to "let them be" The author is a retired lieutenant-general of the Indian Army By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: October 13 2017 2:37 am In both their wins Gomes has started off the bench (Source: AP) Related News They have emerged as the front-runners to lift the FIFA U-17 World Cup with two convincing wins and England’s star player Angel Gomes likened their style of play to none other than EPL giants Manchester United “There are a few similarities as to how (Manchester) United play and England play” Gomes said here England have already sealed a last-16 berth with a match to spare following two successive wins against Chile and Mexico “But when I’m here we focus on our own identity and style and try to stick to that” The 17-year-old is one of the most highly-rated youth prospects at Old Trafford and he showed it with a jaw-dropping free-kick conversion to seal a 4-0 rout of Chile Cousin of former United winger Luis Nani Gomes had replaced Wayne Rooney in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace to become the youngest player for the Red Devils in the English Premier League last season In both their wins Gomes has started off the bench but he backed chief coach Steve Cooper’s decision “It’s up to the manager (to pick the team) and whatever he says I agree on because we trust the manager and we know he’ll make the right decision “I think I had a bit of an impact on the game and we coped well in tough conditions The supporters are loud and they’ve been very good to us” He further said their focus is now on Iraq as a third win or even a draw will be enough to top Group F and play the pre-quarterfinals “As a team we stuck to the game plan and we’re happy to get the three points and move onto the next game which is Iraq” English defender Tashan Oakley-Boothe hoped that they would continue their rampaging form and hailed the crowd support at the Salt Lake Stadium on both their match days “It was a good team performance today but our next target is just to win the next game which is Iraq “We just want the fans to keep going and cheering us on and hopefully we’ll be successful” England’s previous U-17 World Cup outing in Chile ended on a sour note as they were knocked out in the group stage For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 20 2017 2:02 pm Priyanka Chopra will be seen in Baywatch which is the Hollywood remake of the hit 90s show starring Pamela Anderson Related News Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who currently awaits the release of her debut Hollywood flick Baywatch says it was lovely to have worked with Hollywood’s superstar Pamela Anderson in the Hollywood film Pamela Anderson on Thursday night took to Twitter to thank Priyanka who has lent her voice for the world’s first robotic educational elephant Ellie “So happy Ringling won’t have elephants in US Hope India will do same India This video Thank you Priyanka Chopra” Anderson tweeted Priyanka replied: “I hope so too Pamela Anderson So lovely to have worked with you on ‘Baywatch’ Hope to see you soon” So happy Ringling won’t have in US Hope India will do same India this video Thank u @priyankachopra http://s.tco/BvYh1cs4UQ — Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) May 18 2017 I hope so too @pamfoundation So lovely to have worked with u on #Baywatch Hope to c u soon Xoxo http://s.tco/QXvKr8EsN8 — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 18 2017 The tweet was a response to Priyanka Chopra lending her voice for PETA USA to explain to kids that elephants do not belong in a circus It is an attempt by PETA to help spread animal awareness and welfare The elephant is a life-size model and the first of its kind The elephant will try to connect with children who show a natural empathy for animals and hence will help them learn how to help animals from a younger age Also Read |Baywatch star Priyanka Chopra shoots for Andy Cohen’s chat show “Ellie is teaching kids that elephants belong in the wild with their families and that they suffer in captivity where they’re subjected to abuse and unable to engage in natural behavior” says Priyanka Chopra “I’m pleased to join with PETA in bringing Ellie to life for children everywhere” Watch Video: Directed by Seth Gordon Baywatch is based on the television series of the same name The film also stars Dwayne Johnson Zac Efron Alexandra Daddario Kelly Rohrbach Jon Bass Ilfenesh Hadera Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and David Hasselhoff For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Updated: August 30 2017 9:29 pm ISL team Chennaiyin FC have signed six graduates from the AIFF Elite Academy on long term deals (Source: File) Top News ISL team Chennaiyin FC have signed six graduates from the AIFF Elite Academy on long term deals The players are: Goalkeeper Samik Mitra (16 West Bengal) defenders Joseph Sanglura (17 Mizoram) and Lalliansanga Renthlei (18 Mizoram) midfielders Zonunmawia (Mizoram) and Bibin Boban (Kerala) and forward Bawlte Rohmingthanga (Mizoram) Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said in a press release “Last year we signed five graduates from the AIFF Academy and all five have shown great improvement over the last 12 months with Jerry (Lalrinzuala) and Anirudh (Thapa) also going on to play for the India senior team” Chennaiyin FC technical director of youth development Sabir Pasha said “They are all teenagers but at Chennaiyin FC age has never been a hindrance The door is open to each one of them to stake a claim for the senior team Our head coach John Gregory will be following their progress closely” Mitra Sanglura Boban and Rohmingthanga have all represented India age group teams in various international matches while Renthlei and Zonunmawia are part of the current India U-19 team that is preparing for the upcoming SAFF Championship and Asian Cup qualifiers For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 5 2017 8:48 pm Lionel Messi has been at Barcelona for close to two decades (Source: File) Related News Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has agreed to a contract extension of fours years which will keep him at the club until 2021 The 30-year-old who joined Barcelona at the age of 13 will sign the deal when he returns to training for pre-season The Argentinian’s previous deal penned in May 2014?I turned to my Greek friend Theodore. who handed over power to Trump on Friday, 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