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- Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), in its earlier report dated 8th January, 2014, specified that various sectors of business houses in 8 years, between FY 2004-05 & 2011-12, donated a total of Rs 378.89 cr to National Parties, constituting 87% of the total contribution from known sources of political parties.
- This report analyses the donations from corporates to National Parties between FY 2012-13 and 2015-16.
- Political parties considered for the report are BJP, INC, NCP, CPI and CPM. Though a National party, BSP has not been considered for analysis in this report as the party has declared that it received no voluntary contributions above Rs 20,000 from any donor between FY 2012-13 and 2015-16.
Venue: Lecture Room -2, IIC (Annexe), New Delhi
Time: Registration at 9:30 AM, Press Conference at 03:00 PM
The story of Malwa region, Jora 10 Numbaria is Amardeep Gill’s first feature film. The movie will showcase the inner friction amongst the political parties, police and the underworld. The central character hogging the limelight will be Jora, played by Deep Sidhu. Jora 10 Numbaria will prove to be a freshly plucked experience for the Punjabi film viewers.
As all the details and uniqueness of the movie is revealed by the cast of the movie Mukul Dev, Deep and actress Kul Sidhu. Along with director Amardeep while interacting with media in Press Conference held in a café at Cannaught Place, Delhi.
A handful of big names from Bollywood will also be seen making their presence felt in this film. One of them is the special character in the movie of legendry actor, Dharmendra who will be seen playing the role of a godfather.
Whereas, for the same the lead actor Deep shared his views and stated, “Dharam Ji holds a very strong character in the movie, as my character of Jora is kind of rebel who have anger in himself, so he gets guidance from Dharmendra Ji and then Jora get to channelize the right and wrong path.” On the other hand Mukul Dev also reveals about the movie and his character, he said, “As movie is based on politics and mafias, so I have character of Shera Thakur who is having grey shades, he is also a mix of Punjabi and Rajasthani.”
The director Amardeep while interacting with media told, “The essence and the storyline of this film can be summed up in a short sentence that- Politics is the last asylum for any criminal.” He also stated that he has been working on this subject since a long time and a lot has gone into preparing and scripting this story.
Jora 10 Numbaria, under the banner of Bhatinde wale bai Films Presents in association with Ohri productions, will be released worldwide on 1 September 2017.
I request your kind attention for my latest op-ed titled ‘India’s Unique Achievement: Triple Transition’ that appeared in “The Economic Times” on 15th August 2017 (Tuesday).
I hope you will be able to spare the time to go through it. I will greatly welcome your feedback.
India’s Unique Achievement: Triple Transition
The Economic Times, 15th August 2017
Three scores and ten years after its independence in 1947, India can look back with a fair degree of satisfaction at its economic accomplishments. The most important in my view has been the decisive victory over food shortages, debilitating hunger and famines. Having been witness to the devastating Bihar famine in the mid-sixties and participated in a ‘miss a meal’ movement led by one of our unsung heroes, Lal Bahadur Shastri, I cannot think of a bigger achievement than to have removed the stigma of starvation deaths from our midst.
There have, of course been several other notable successes. Per capita incomes have risen by more than ten times. Poverty has been nearly eliminated with only 12.4% of the population now below the poverty line compared to more than 70% in 1947. Indigenously designed and produced satellites; one of the world’s most successful space programs; vibrant manufacturing sector that produces from pin to rockets; a burgeoning services sector that includes a globally competitive IT industry. Even our staunchest critics will grant that India has not only proven the Cassandras wrong, it has raised hopes among other emerging economies that democracies can also achieve economic success.
India’s most notable achievement is its success in simultaneously undertaking its Triple Transition- economic, political and social. Independent India inherited an extremely stratified and diverse social order, backward economy and fragmented polity. Indian leaders accepted these daunting initial conditions and launched India’s simultaneous triple transition, which makes for extremely complexity and is perhaps unique in human history.
Other countries have tackled this triple transition sequentially. In England for example the political order was changed well before its industrial revolution. In the US, native Indians were sacrificed and African-Americans given their political or human rights well after the country had completed its economic transition. In the modern period, China has achieved glorious success in its economic transition and pulled a fifth of humanity out of poverty, but its political and social transitions have virtually been left unattended. Korea similarly achieved its economic transition under a dictatorship and only then started on its political transition.
Given our circumstances, India had no option but to adopt the triple transitions simultaneously. Our forefathers had the foresight to realize that pushing forward with only the economic transition could well have implied either a social implosion or a political explosion- that would have mortally wounded the newly independent country. Impatience at our slow economic progress, often displayed by our elite, is simply unwarranted because economic growth has to be in sync with and is constrained by the pace of its social and political transitions.
Enormous challenges remain to be urgently tackled. India’s young population with 65% below 35 years of age and 50% below 25, is increasingly impatient and ever more aspirational. It has to be productively employed. This has to be managed in an economic environment that is characterized by acute uncertainty on account of turbulences generated by the 4th technological revolution that now surrounds us.
India must whole heartedly adopt the latest cutting edge technologies, including AI (artificial intelligence) while simultaneously generating more than 7 million jobs annually. This is a daunting task. Completing them will require bold, innovative and collective thinking by all stakeholders combined with focused implementation. Employment generation, while attaining global competitiveness across sectors and industries must be the exclusive criteria for evaluating government policies and corporate strategies.
With its vibrant democracy and openness to global trends, India does not have the luxury of ignoring critical challenges that emerge as development proceeds. Environment has to be protected; the looming water crisis to be averted; regional and inter-personal inequalities to be reduced; agriculture to be modernized; urbanization to be better planned to avoid slums, squalor and stress; child labour eliminated; better gender balance achieved; and progress made on the entire range of social development goals. The list is long and daunting.
India has the talent, ingenuity and vast reservoirs of entrepreneurial skills to successfully take on these challenges. For harnessing these resources, we have to create an eco-system that will allow our citizens to maximize their potential. The essential condition for this is to put in place a development state that is focused on providing the entire gamut of public services efficiently and equitably.
Therefore, the focus on governance reforms and further deepening them is the right way forward. We have incentivize good performance, discourage laxity and dishonesty and eliminate both petty rent seeking and large scale corruption. First steps have been taken over the last three years. These have to be further reinforced for India to have gotten on to a higher, sustained and inclusive growth trajectory.
Author is Founder Director, Pahle India Foundation, Delhi
August17, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramdev is getting angry & FRUSTATED these days – even after sinking Rs. Billions, his thousands of products are not getting space in front racks of stores all over India.DABUR INDIA LTD is worth Rs.54,448 Crores, AMUL as a company could be worth Rs.100,000 Crores are Indian Giants – ITC Ltd is worth Rs.3,41,000 Cr. HUL reported Rs.36,128 Cr Turnover is valued at Rs.2,56,911 Cr – every time Ramdev gets angry HUL worth jump Rs.1,000 Cr. When Patanjali started production in 2010-11 HUL share price was Rs.264 that has gone up to Rs.1156 – 338% Growth.
Patanjali was introducing ‘Cheap or Low Value Add Products’ even in comparison to Indian Rivals – ‘Onion extract as Eye Drops’ low cost ‘Chawanprash – Amla Power as Main Ingredient followed by Sugar’. Patanjali Energy Bar didn’t replace ‘Kitkat or 5Star Bar.’ People tried but very few repeating it. Patanjali didn’t maintain same Taste and Recipe.
World Food Market alone is $10,000b – Market is so huge that Specialist Companies like – Coke worth $198b, Nestle $262b, Unilever $174b, Anheuser Busch Inbev $200b, Pepsi $170b, Kraft Heinz $105b, Hershey $22b. These Multinationals are Professionally Managed – deliver Maximum return to shareholders and Quality Products to Consumers.
Foods Market alone is like Huge Ocean – Patanjali should focus on few Branded products and sell them worldwide. Ramdev couldn’t beat even COLGATE – it reported more profits PAT Rs.577 Cr than Patanjali.
Colgate Palmolive India sales more than Doubled [Rs.2,025 Cr to Rs.4,490 Cr] since Ramdev introduced ‘Dant Kanti’ is worth Rs.29,168 Cr [$63b Worldwide] and reported installing Large Toothpaste 2014 & Large Toothbrush factories 2016. Colgate publishes Audited Results every quarter – Ramdev doesn’t.
HUL reported Rs.6,396 Cr PBT more than turnover of Patanjali and paid Rs.1,902 Cr Tax. Paid more dividend than RIL. [The total dividend for the financial year, including the proposed Final Dividend, amounts to Rs.17/- per equity share and will absorb Rs.4,394 crores, including Dividend Distribution Tax of Rs.715 crores.]
I was keeping track of Ramdev Products as retailed by BIYANI store much before marketing tieup. I had reported earlier how most publicized –
Ø Patanjali Honey developed ‘Rotting Smell’ after 15 days,
Ø Tried Mix Jam – Three other jars under watch were not sold for a week.
Ø Patanjali Atta was introduced but were costlier than rivals without discount,
Ø MAGGI noodles were banned in India even as India made noodles were exported.
Ramdev don’t have clear plan to compete head on with Multinationals. Livemint reported many of its products are sourced from many suppliers than made in his factories.
‘Patanjali will focus on six areas: Natural Medicine, Natural Cosmetics, Natural Dairy Products and Food, Natural Cattle Feed and Feed Supplements, Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Pesticides, and Natural Indigenous Seeds, said Ramdev.’
Ramdev is not in Direct Competition with Colgate or HUL or ITC.
Ramdev Should Focus on Few ‘High Value Add’ Products – Mint Tulsi Soap with Haldi will not sell.
Mint Tulsi Soap
Patanjali Mint Tulsi body cleanser 75 gm. A product of Patanjali Ayurved to enhance the natural beauty and glow of skin. Ayurvedic proprietary medicine. Composition: Each 10 gm contains extract of Mint (Mentha piperita 10 mg), Tusli (Ocium sanctum) 5.0 mg, Aama haldi (curcuma amada) 2.0mg, Haldi (Curcuma longa) 2.0 mg, Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis) 2.0 mg, Shuddh suhaga (Purified borax) 25 mg. Uses: Useful in rejuvenating, nourishing & glorifying the skin. Useful in removing dryness and roughness of skin. Suggested uses: Rub on wet body surface while taking bath.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 9871056471, 9718280435, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-7 PG jet crashed near Sargodha on Thursday, according to PAF spokesperson.
One PAF official, identified as Lieutenant Bilal, suffered a leg fracture as a result of the incident.
The jet was on a training mission, the spokesperson remarked, adding that rescue operation is under way.
According to details, the pilot had flown the jet from PAF Base Samungli, located near Quetta, to participate in training exercise in Sargodha, where the incident occurred.
A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.Geo news