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“Those days I would return home on the last train and reach around 2 am. they are thirsty. he said. The Indian team left for Jordan early Saturday morning to take part in the week-long event. Mani still holds a sizeable sway among the Christian voters in central Kerala which has traditionally kept away from the reds. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 2, only one candidate turned up. conditions of the nervous system (20 per cent) and respiratory system (16 per cent) were found as the leading causes of death in the very low birth weight group.However cancers and external conditions (including accidents) were seen as the primary causes of death in low birth weight groups “The study reaffirms the need to tackle important factors such as maternal smoking and deprivation which are well known to contribute to low birth weight” Kotecha added “By understanding and ameliorating the influences of upstream exposures such maternal smoking and deprivation later mortality can be decreased by reducing the delivery of vulnerable infants with low birth weight” the researchers concluded For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dhvani Chhaya | Published: April 14 2016 12:00 am SK Bhyrappa at the event in Mumbai Dilip Kagda Top News Literature gives life to philosophy and philosophy gives depth to literature” This statement by Kannada writer SL Bhyrappa perhaps decodes the heft of literature However said at Loksatta Gappa — an event that allows some of the country’s sharpest minds to interact with artists and authors — the line also explains Bhyrappa’s work in a nutshell The celebrated author who was recently awarded the Padma Shri was the guest at the inaugural edition of Loksatta Gappa held on April 2 in a hotel in Worli At the event Bhyrappa spoke on books culture and philosophy and how they connect with his own life and work Share This Article Related Article Having studied philosophy 84-year-old Bhyrappa spoke about how some of his professors encouraged him making it the central theme of his writing However the author admitted that music not literature has been his first love He said “Music is the most powerful form of art” Among others it inspired Mandra one of his most prominent works with its plot centered around musicians and dancers Bhyrappa’s first book titled Bheemakaaya won him accolades However few are aware that it takes root in the subject of his thesis for his PhD which he ironically did not complete in pursuit of a career as a writer The thesis ‘Truth and Beauty a study in Aesthetics’ compared art with epistemology inspired the novel which is about the struggle of a wrestler The event was attended by several renowned Marathi authors and artists who consider Bhyrappa’s (translated) works an important part of Marathi literature He is known for the structure and characterisation in his novels and for writing about the caste system and issues faced by the Dalits for instance his book Vamsha Vriksha When asked about Aavarana one of his several controversial works that refers to Tipu Sultan as a religious fanatic against Hindus Bhyrappa tongue-in-cheek thanked his critics “for making my book famous” Comparing India with the US he added that “unlike them we are cowards who do not attempt to find out and talk about the truth in history” “But the criticism doesn’t affect me because I wrote the book after referring to many books on history” he added Touching upon another controversial subject the Mahabharata he said that he believes the war between the cousins did take place “but the myths around the story were built later in order to cover up stories that are ethically unacceptable in India” He admitted that the epic has been one of the strongest influences on his works “It has inspired and impacted Indian literature and other art forms” he said adding “History repeats itself We need to reduce these mythological characters to actuality and they will find a way to crawl into the reality of life which people will connect with” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIt almost seemed like that the Margdarshak Mandal of the BJP had been waiting for an opportune moment a defeat in a high stake election to strike hard against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah The Bihar results brought them that The big four octogenarians – LK Advani Murli Manohar Joshi Yashwant sinha and Shanta Kumar – chose to go public with their grievances by issuing a printed joint statement and let the world know at least their own party that they were not “brain dead” and had the capacity to create turbulent waves through the media The founding fathers of the BJP or those in Margdharshak Mandal had earlier been sarcastically referred as Mookdarshak mandal LK Advani and PM Narendra Modi PTI It didn’t matter that only two days ago on 6 November Modi Shah and party general secretary organisation Ramlal had gone to Advani’s residence to greet him on his 88th birthday Advani has been writing such “open” letters for sometime now There was one in June 2013 when he resigned from all party posts that he held after Narendra Modi was anointed as head of BJP’s parliamentary poll campaign in Goa The difference this time is that in writing a highly strong dissenting note against Modi and Shah he has joined hands with his long time bête noire Murli Manohar Joshi and two other disgruntled leaders Yashwant Sinha and Shanta Kumar This time it’s a joint statement signed by Sinha (former external affairs minister who is perhaps more comfortable in issuing joint statements than writing letters) last time Advani’s letter was addressed to then party president Rajnath Singh Their joint statement incidentally circulated at the gates of Joshi’s 6 Raisina Road residence says: “The results of Bihar elections show that no lesson has been learnt from the fiasco in Delhi To say that everyone is responsible for the defeat in Bihar is to ensure that no one is held responsible It shows that those who would have appropriated credit if the party had won are bent on shrugging off responsibility for disastrous showing in Bihar The principal reason for latest defeat is the way the party has been emasculated in the last year A thorough review must be done of the reasons for the defeat as well as of the way party is being forced to kow-tow to a handful and how its consensual character has been destroyed The review must not be done by the very persons who have managed and have been responsible for the campaign in Bihar” Though the letter does not name Modi-Shah but the references – "… those who would have appropriated credit if the party had won are bent on shrugging off responsibility for disastrous showing in Bihar"…… "well as of the way party is being forced to kow-tow to a handful and how its consensual character has been destroyed" – is clearly directed at them It is worthwhile to note that the two signatories of this letter Yashwant Sinha and MM Joshi were made Rajya Sabha members days after losing Lok Sabha elections in 2004 Interestingly before they were named for Rajya Sabha the party had then taken a decision that no leader who had lost general elections would be given entry through backdoor route of Rajya Sabha But the same decision was reversed in a matter of few days and no questions were raised It was said that their tallest leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted them to be in Parliament victory or defeat notwithstanding The third signatory Shanta Kumar too was made Rajya Sabha MP in 2009 after he was declined a Lok Sabha ticket Again no questions raised In 2009 after BJP lost parliamentary elections Jaswant Singh had written a letter to then party leadership asking for an honest introspection In that letter he had famously said “nothing succeeds like defeat in BJP” In August 2009 he was thrown out of BJP albeit on a different pretext for praising Jinnah in his book Jinnah-India-Partition-Independence But as they say public memory is short more so of the political leaders of whatever stature A senior BJP leader said “if after every defeat responsibility had to be fixed and the top leaders of the party had to accept responsibility and bow out from the office Vajpayee and Advani should have resigned for end number of times including when they lost a number of state elections like Delhi Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh UP Uttrakhand and so on from 1998 onwards when they were in power at the centre” Text of Advani’s June 2013 letter to then BJP president Rajnath Singh: “Dear Shri Rajnath Singhji All my life I have found working for the Jana Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party a matter of great pride and endless satisfaction to myself For some time I have been finding it difficult to reconcile either with the current functioning of the party or the direction in which it is going I no longer have the feeling that this is the same idealistic party created by Dr Mookerji Deen Dayalji Nanaji and Vajpayeeji whose sole concern was the country and its people Most leaders of ours are now concerned just with their personal agendas I have decided therefore to resign from the three main fora of the party namely the National Executive the Parliamentary Board and the Election Committee This may be regarded as my resignation letter Yours Sincerely L K Advani shows that AAP stood second in 127 wards across the city. silver and bronze medallists respectively in last year’s Olympics.

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