Month: October 2017

Did Ambedkar want Dalits to wear three-piece suits? A clothing label raises some sartorial questions

Did Ambedkar want Dalits to wear three-piece suits? A clothing label raises some sartorial questions

On a dark, dark staircase, looting piles of unguarded garbage on the third floor of a spilled building, they arrive at the office of SN Enterprises, a clothing manufacturer in Punjabi Basti Delhi. This Gali, with its narrow and verified buildings, is a center of small units in leather and cloth. On the floor above the office is a room where workers with sewing machines produce shirts and pants and unmarked affordable for the working class of the city.

Dalit commentator and entrepreneur, Chandra Bhan Prasad, is there, inspection of a new crop of white cotton Giza has just passed Bangalore. This is part of the research and development for Prasad Zero Plus, a clothing brand just released for the Dalits, which has Prasad.

Last year, Prasad introduced a range of spices, pickles and cereals as dalit food online – the e-commerce brand, Prasad said, was a social experiment against discrimination. Zero Plus is an extension of the same idea that dalit brand products combine policy with economics. On a smaller scale, but with a similar goal, supporters of the Bhima Army – an organization that mobilized Dalit youth in western Uttar Pradesh with its strong network – also promoted various businesses within Dalit community, such as Bheem Shakti, detergent Powder, marketed as an alternative to Patanjali.

To legitimize his brand, Prasad returned to Ambedkar. It states that Zero Plus, which has a range of shirts and pants (and will soon spread to suits and neckties for men, with a range of garments for women) is inspired by sartoriaux’s icon Dalit. The political symbolism of Ambedkar’s three-piece suit, fortified by its statues planted throughout the country, has become so deeply rooted in the consciousness of India that it has become popular culture. Over the past year Kabali, Rajinikanth, who plays a thick suits hero subclass of political consciousness tells his followers that dressing in suits is a form of resistance.

This is the message Prasad, 58, Pasi (traditionally a caste raising pigs, considered untouchable) Azamgarh hopes to capitalize. “There are several reasons for doing so,” he said. “We want to benefit, it’s the first.We also want to set an example and make fashion entrepreneurship for Dalits.” But outside the company, I consider it as a business and social reform movement. ”

Prasad intends to give an advantage to his clothing brand. “I use the best quality fabrics and clothing is comparable to the best brands,” he said. “It’s high-quality formal wear that I want Dalits to adopt. Dalit’s level of acceptance will increase once they dress better.”

The name of the brand, according to him, is inspired by the concept of zero and infinity in mathematics, but it is equally likely that a subversive reference to dalit identity. To begin with, Prasad is in the process of delivering and selling to everyone you know in your circle and through online social media before you start the month of July.

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Pharma stocks fall up to 6.5% on NSE

Pharma stocks fall up to 6.5% on NSE

Pharma stocks fall up to 6.5% on NSE

Shares of pharmaceutical companies tumbled on Tuesday with the Nifty Pharma index, dropping to about 3.12% and a peak of $ 52,595 in intra-day trade, its lowest level since August 2014. The Nifty Pharma index ended Session of 310.90 points from 648.30 to 9 points, while the S & P EEB Health closed the session 2.72% less than 14 216.70 points. Shares of pharmaceutical companies fell 0.3% to 6.5% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
The bad prospects for the sector exposed by a Credit Suisse report led investors cautious across the sector. Credit Suisse said that Indian drug stocks had devalued by 10% over the past year, but price erosion is expected to increase further devaluation.
A fall in sales of Taro, the US subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, led to a 3.87% drop in company shares in the NSE and 4.33% in BSE. Aurobindo Pharma was the biggest loser among pharmacy stocks that reached their 52-week low at Rs538. Aurobindo Pharma shares fell 6.11% on Tuesday at the close of the session at Rs540 of NSE. In addition Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals reach their 52-week minimum in the NSE intraday trade.
This price erosion could be triggered by an increase in FDA approval for drugs that increase competition and affect finances. Credit Suisse analysts expect price erosion to rise from 10 to 12 percent from the current 7 to 8 percent, which will lead to growth in the profits of most pharmaceutical companies.
Credit Suisse expects the abridged approval of new Medication Application (ANDA) increased from 650 to 1,000 over the next two years. “We are like Lupine, Dr. Reddy and neutral at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries. We prefer Cadila and Cipla, with a lower base and a good pipeline,” said Anubhav Aggarwal and Chunky Sha of Credit Suisse in a report.

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London mosque attack: Why did the Daily Mail editor lose his rag over a Guardian cartoon?

London mosque attack: Why did the Daily Mail editor lose his rag over a Guardian cartoon?

Journalism is the first casualty, while two British newspapers with competing visions of the world go to war. “Words have consequences, they have given rise to actions.” So wrote Peter Oborne, Majesty’s Daily Mail colleague on the subject of shocking events in North London recently, when a white van deliberately assembled a crowd of Muslims in front of a mosque, killing one and several wounded.

Oborne did not write it for his weekly column (which was in the Middle East Eye online magazine) and did not mention the mail by name. However, a powerful one concluded by saying that “the time has come for some of my colleagues (and, in some cases, friends) from the conservative press to question questions about their own use of the language of Muslims and Islam.”

A day later, the Guardian presents a caricature of Martin Rowson who mocked a photo of the van and superimposed on its side: “Read the Sun and the Daily Mail,” the use of easily recognizable logos of the two newspapers.

It was a simple and brilliant and satirical way to deliver exactly the same message as Oborne: the right-wing press – especially the two largest newspapers in the UK – must be compatible with the bombardment of periodic propaganda against Muslims who were being sold In his news and column editorials for years.

It was too much for the editor of the Courier, Paul Dacre, and the newspaper responded with a powerful shot against the Guardian. Taking an entire page of the Daily Mail Thursday, in an editorial dominated by a headline who shouted “Fake News, Left Fascist and REAIRES Hate Providers,” the editorial led two guns in the newspaper – and its liberal left readers – Dacre who has been made no secret of despising.

The great visceral ferocity of this editorial has even taken observers by surprise. But it can be understood in the context of two opposing views of Britain after the Brexit. The Guardian – which dealt with varying degrees of success in exporting its new brand in Australia and the United States – is the liberal conscience of Britain, including causes such as the largest redistribution of wealth and instead of Britain in Europe, campaigning Against violations of human rights and climate change.

The mail is the complete antithesis, fiercely anti-Europe, with a long history of supporting the causes of the right, including – famous – black shirts supporting Hitler in the 1930s claims to speak for “Middle England”, an Amorphous structure that is best described as a number of traditional readers, older and mostly white.
It was this audience that the Wildcat attack Dacre claimed to defend, arguing that the Guardian comics were sick, disgusting and “worried and so offensive to 4 million decent, human and responsible people who read us that we owe each one [From them] from the rest of this malicious smear. ”

In addition to its ferocity, the Dacre publishing house was notable for two things. First, he tried to argue that the Mail newspaper was completely separate from online mail that “has its own publisher, its own audience, it’s different content and the vision of a very different world.”

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Anger in South Kashmir over the charred bodies of young militants killed in encounter

Anger in South Kashmir over the charred bodies of young militants killed in encounter

About 20 km south of Srinagar, in the eastern part of the Pulwama district, is the Tehsil Kakapora deceptively serene. Large expanses of oscillating paddy fields on both sides of streets provide no indication of agitation in the region.

Kakapora is considered dangerous. Last week, travelers from Srinagar stopped in almost all major towns en route to Kakapora and discouraged to continue.

On the night of June 21, three militants suspected of operating with Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed during a meeting in Kakapora. In the demonstrations that followed, a civilian, Tawseef Hussain Wani, 22, was killed.

Now, region anger blurs in both civilian murder because the bodies of the three local activists were charred beyond recognition after security forces burned the house where the militants were closed.

“Tawseef was a good boy,” said Iqbal Ashiq, a resident of Kakapora. “I know the police say it’s a chronic stone of the foot, but I see a child who is not unhappy. But, if a stone peloteur, it is not supposed to be dead.

The Kashmir valley has been turbulent for almost a year after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani at a meeting on 8 July has sparked widespread protests and state repression.

Around 9 pm, June 21, a hundred security personnel who have moved quietly to a two-story house in the new Kakapora colony. A joint team of 50 Rashtriya Army Special Operations Group Rifles and the Central Force Reserve Force led the operation, with the help of the Jammu and Kashmir police.

New Cologne is a densely populated town in a region of other forms of mansion points in the middle of farmland.

A narrow path, wide enough to fit a person well integrated at the same time, leading to the courtyard of the house where the militants were blocked. Neighbors say the house belonged to Abdul Ahmad Bhat and his brother, who runs a pharmaceutical company in Srinagar.

According to security force tweets, they have received information that three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were hiding in the house. The quoted IANS news agency said on Wednesday an unidentified official that security forces were in “hidden heavy auto-activists” and “shots were returned.”

At the meeting, which lasted about six hours, security forces killed three militants and announced that three weapons – two AK-47 assault rifles and one pistol – were recovered. The militants were identified as Shakir Ahmad Gagjoo, 17, Majid Mir, 20, and Irshad Ahmad.

While security forces often use homes where militants are hiding the fact that the families of the dead militants were transferred to charred bodies provoked an increase in the sentiments of the region.

“My son had guns, the army had guns,” said Bashir’s father Ahmad Shakir Ahmad Gagjoo Gagjoo. “So I see that they could fight, I do not understand the burning of bodies.

He added that this was the most Islamic thing we can do for Muslims.

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