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Bihar, Bahar, and Beyond: An Analysis of the 2015 Bihar Election
Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
|Neelanjan Sircar, Ghanshyam Tiwari, and Bhanu Joshi|
|Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research|
Panel Description: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) swept to power in the 2014 national election. The NDA performed particularly well in Bihar, winning 172 out of 243 assembly constituency segments in 2014. In the 2015 Bihar state election, just 18 months later, the NDA won only 58 assembly constituencies. What explains this precipitous drop in the NDA’s popularity in such a short time? Combining data analysis, perspectives from the ground, and views from within political parties, this panel seeks to provide an answer to this question. The panelists will also discuss larger narratives emerging from this historic election and their implications for politics across India.Speakers:
PerformanceGurus November 26, 2015
The renowned historian Neil Ferguson compares the fall of Rome in the 5th century to the decline/ fall of Europe now.
Gibbon’s “History of the Decline and fall of the Roman Empire” represented Rome’s demise as a slow burn over a millennium.
Gibbon’s “History of the Decline and fall of the Roman Empire” represented Rome’s demise as a slow burn over a millennium. But a new generation of historians, such as Bryan Ward-Perkins and Peter Heather, have raised the possibility that the process of Roman decline was in fact sudden — and bloody —rather than smooth: a “violent seizure. . . by barbarian invaders” that destroyed a complex civilization within the span of a single generation.
Uncannily similar processes are destroying the European Union today, though few of us want to recognize them for what they are.
Let us be clear about what is happening. Like the Roman Empire in the early fifth century, Europe has allowed its defences to crumble. As its wealth has grown, so its military prowess has shrunk, along with its self-belief. It has grown decadent in its shopping malls and sports stadia. At the same time, it has opened its gates to outsiders who have coveted its wealth without renouncing their ancestral faith.
Now it is around 10% and expected to decline to 3% by 2050. But the influx of refugees from all parts of Islamic countries will change the demography dramatically in the next 20/ 30 years. In every European country now the Islam population is around 12 to 15%.
The youth unemployment rate is at an abnormal level in Europe. In Britain the rate is 16.9 percent. The comparable rate for Americans is 12.2 percent in 2014. Most of them do not have skills.
The root cause of the issue is the attempt in Europe to nationalise families and privatise business.
The root cause of the issue is the attempt in Europe to nationalise families and privatise business. Old age issue/ health issues/ child care issues are all normal family activities that have been taken over by the state and the state is broke. Funded security schemes are facing crisis since not enough numbers are getting in to labour force due to low reproductive rates and unfunded security system is in difficulty since taxes are not adequate due to low population growth.
Coupled with economic and demographic crisis is the crisis of civilisation in Europe. It has renounced the Church and has become secular. Church attendance has fallen significantly and churches have become tourist attractions rather than places of worship.
Most of the migrants, particularly those doing ‘brown colour work’ – like garbage removal, cleaning plates in restaurant, porter jobs, and grape-picking — are people from Mauritania/ Somalia/ Algeria etc. and most are Muslims by faith. Due to a high degree of employment, there is resentment against migrants and this anger is turning into anger against Muslims. Added to this is the new front started by France in Mali to fight Islamic fundamentalists. Africa may become a new Vietnam for Europe.
Europe is sitting on a time bomb and any small spark could ignite it. Remember that all conflicts in the last 2000 years have started in Europe and became ‘world’ conflicts. India has already given $10 billion or Rs 56,000 crore in 2010 – nearly one per cent of GDP at that time to help Europe. Not a single European paper or leader has thanked us openly. One can only hope that we need not give more of our GDP or become cannon fodder in Anglo-Saxon conflicts.
But let us be clear. Europe has lost the will to fight. It has grown decadent in its pubs and sports stadiums and malls. It is effete and can’t fight the third son of Abraham. It is not the Christian Europe to wage a crusade but a liberal modern agnostic confused Europe to fight a war against an enemy it will never name or accept.
Islamists are against all that Europe upholds — Homosexuality to pre-marital sex to multiple unwed partners.
Hence when Eurobia is formed by demography or war – the role of India should be tokeep quiet. It is not our war and in the two world wars – which was also not ours — we lost thousands of our soldiers and are yet to be compensated.
The prize British gave was partition.
Let us not forget that when the then Bombay was ravaged by the barbarians of Pakistan-planned and executed by Pakistan- the western powers just made a cursory / standard sympathy statements. Eiffel Tower was not lighted with colours of Indian flagand actually after that more billions were given to Pakistan by US to terrorise us.
Let us be clear. If we can have relations with Saudi Arabia — which is Barbaria in practice – nothing can prevent us having relationship with Eurobia. Our interests are more importance to us than that of Europe or the US.
PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
Argentina 3, India 0.
Penalty corner expert Gonzalo Peillat scored twice as Argentina claimed a 3-0 over host nation India in the opening match of the men’s Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 in Raipur, India.
Following a vibrant, colourful and entertaining opening ceremony, a large crowd turned out to witness the host nation in action.
However, it was Argentina’s Leones (Lions) that came away with all three points in this Pool B encounter.
The team coached by Carlos Retegui were in excellent form in the opening two quarters of the match, establishing a 2-0 lead ahead of half time.
Prolific goal-scorer Peillat opened the scoring in the 3rd minute with a deflected penalty corner rocket that left Indian shot-stopper P.R. Sreejesh stranded, before Joaquin Menini scored from close range with another set piece.
Despite a powerful Rupinder Pal Singh shot being cleared off the line, Argentina were well worth their lead and continued to play excellent hockey in the third and fourth quarters.
Eventually, a third goal arrived, with Peillat grabbing his second with a penalty corner drag-flick that sailed into the roof of the net in overtime.
Hero Man of the Match: Agustin Mazzilli (ARG)
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I am not Stereotype: Exploring Diversity
Celebrating UN International Day of Tolerance
DATES: Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 November 2015, 2 to 8 p.m.
GANDHI-KING PLAZA, India International Centre Lawns
40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi-110003
(Adjacent to UN House)
On the occasion of International Day of Tolerance, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message said: “Tolerance is much more than passively accepting the “other”. It brings obligations to act, and must be taught, nurtured and defended.”
To walk and navigate this path of tolerance and acceptance is imperative for the volatile yet ever shrinking world today. A world where boundaries are constantly blurring as we get more interconnected — where one encounters both the positive and negative sides of humanity.
I am not Stereotype: Exploring Diversity has been organized to take on this challenge and promote the path of peace and tolerance.
This event is an outcome of 40 young graduate and undergraduate students from Kashmir, Manipur and Delhi who launched a journey. They entered into a conversation with themselves and with each other, through the medium of photography. Over a period of three months they churned, levelled with themselves, faced the other and finally entered a zone of love, compassion and critical thinking.
At a day-long celebration in SKICC (Sringar) and a two-day festival at the India International Centre (New Delhi) a book capturing their experiences will be launched in the hope of continuing their dialogue on tolerance with a wider audience.
Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations, these events are organized by NGO Standing Together to Enable Peace Trust (New Delhi) in partnership with the United Nations Alliance for Civilizations, UN Information Centre for India & Bhutan along with the India International Centre, Anhad (Delhi), Qalamkaari Creative Calligraphy Trust, Kashmir Creative Education Foundation, SKICC, Degree College Pulwama, Dolphin International School, Pulwama and Saadi Kids World, Pulwama.
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, Kashmir, SKICC, 10:30am – 3:00 pm I Am Not a Stereotype: A Journey Through Photography; Inauguration by Masood Hussain (International Artist ), Panel Discussion: Kashmir’s Syncretic Past – A message for the future” speakers Sameer Yasir (Journalist), Shah Faesal (Director School Education, Kashmir), Shahzada Saleem (Poet & Social Worker), Waheed Ur Rehman Parra (Political Analyst to Hon. Chief Minister J&K); Poetry Reading by Shahzada Saleem (Poet & Social Worker); Stand-Up Comedy by Rayees Mohiuddin; and Persian Music and Dance- Fakhroddin Ghaffari – Iran (Tombak, Daf) , Lise Moulet- France (Kathak & Persian Dancing), William Rees Hofmann – England (Rabab)
Saturday, 28 November, New Delhi, Gandhi-King Plaza, India International Centre, 2:00 pm -8:00pm:Interactive Exhibition I Am Not a Stereotype: A Journey Through Photography; Workshop: Beyond Stereotype;Panel Discussion – Unboxing Dissent: Fostering Democracy Speakers- Guahar Raza (Scientist & Poet); Dr. Mridula Mukherjee ( Historian); Shivam Vij (Journalist); Kavita Krishnan (Activist); and Ajay Norhona (Cinematographer & Documentarist); and Qawwali Performance by Dhurv Sangari.
Sunday, 29 November, New Delhi, Gandhi-King Plaza, India International Centre, 2:00 pm -8:00pm:Interactive Exhibition I Am Not a Stereotype: A Journey Through Photography; Workshop: Beyond Stereotype; Meet the Artist: Qmar Dagar (Calligraphy); iStereotypnator Play by T for Theatre; Persian Music and Dance: Fakhroddin Ghaffari (Iran), Lise Moulet- (France) William Rees Hofmann (England); Message for Tolerance – Mrs. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Director, UN Information Centre for India & Bhutan; Isabelle Tibi – United Nations Alliance of Civilizations; Kh. Samuel Poumai – Standing Together Enable Peace Trust and Satakshi Gawade – Student Participant and Author; World Music Performance by Mrigya.
All these events are open to all; entry is free.
YOU ARE MOST CORDIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FESTIVAL.
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre
for India and Bhutan
55, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Tel: 91 11 2462 3439
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|EVENT||:||Sh. Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare will inaugurate ‘Golden Jubilee of Green Revolution in India’. Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers welfare, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan will also be present on the occasion.|
|DATE||:||27th November , 2015|
|VENUE||:||AP Shinde Symposium Hall, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Opposite Todapur Village, New Delhi|
Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha will deliver the Inaugural Address at the Seminar on Payment Banks: The Way Forward tomorrow as per the following schedule:
Date : November 27, 2015 (Friday)
Time : 9.00 a.m.
Venue : The Claridges, New Delhi.
You are cordially invited to cover the following event:
|Event||Launch of World Energy Outlook special report “India Energy Outlook” by the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.|
|Date||Friday, 27th November 2015|
|Venue||Taj Palace Hotel, Mumtaz Hall, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi|
Raipur, 26th November 2015: The Indian Men’s Hockey Team who are currently in the city for the Hero Hockey World League Finals 2015, today celebrated constitution day with kids from Raipur city, participating in the Run for Justice, Equality, Fraternity & Liberty. The Run was organised by the Sports & Youth Welfare, School Education Ministry of the Government of Chhattisgarh. The function which saw participation from the city’s school kids.
The function was graced by the presence of Mr. Bhaiyya Lal Rajwade, Minister of sports, Chhattisgarh Government, Mr. Pramod Dubey, Mayor, Raipur, Mr. Ashoka Agarwal, Commissioner, Raipur and Mr. Anil Kumar Rai, Sports Commissioner, Raipur along with the Indian Men’s Hockey Team. The Chhattisgarh government felicitated and welcomed the Indian team who are in the city to participate at the Hero Hockey World League Finals from 27th November – 6th December 2015. The tournament which is the year’s biggest global hockey event will be hosted at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium, Raipur. This will be the first time when the city of Raipur will host an international event of such a huge stature and the audience turnout at the recently concluded India – Australia test series only showcased the enthusiasm that the city has for the sport.
“It’s been an amazing experience so far. The audience is just fantastic and very well behaved. Their cheers only encourage us to perform better, and we are glad that with tournaments like this we will inspire the youth in the city to take up hockey in the future. With such a fantastic infrastructure that the city has I am sure it will not be long before we see future stars emerging from the city,” said PR Sreejesh, Vice-Captain, Indian Senior Men’s Hockey Team.
India face Argentina in their first encounter on 27th November just after the grand opening ceremony showcasing the Chhattisgarh folk culture. The opening ceremony which would include cultural performances from folk artists from Chhattisgarh will begin at 1700 hrs (IST) and will be presided over by Dr Raman Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh and Mr. Balramji Dass Tandon, Governor of Chhattisgarh. The opening ceremony will be followed by India facing 5th ranked Argentina.
This year the Indian men’s team along with Argentina, Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Germany and Netherlands will vie for top honours at this global event.
NMDC ltd is the Principal Partner while SECL/CIL and NTPC are the Official Partners for the Hero Hockey World League Final