A smiling life-size statue of a coal miner at Rangatand roundabout at the Dhanbad railway station is symbol of Dhanbad, the coal capital of the country. However, in the lighter chit chats at the roadside tea stalls, the statue often becomes a topic of discussion with opinion divided about what does the smiling face denote? A smile for development of the coal city, or smile in sarcasm for the plight of Dhanbad as not only the city but the entire district, with around 27 lakh population, still lacks basic amenities like drinking water. Lack of drinking water is such a grievous problem of Dhanbad that since 1952, in every election - be it Lok Sabha or assembly - it has been main poll agenda of all national and regional parties but this perennial problem has remained unchanged in past seven decades. Six assembly constituencies fall in the district. Three constituencies — Jharia, Baghmara and Nirsa — fall in coal-bearing area, while other three … [Read more...] about Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Local issues take back seat in agenda of parties in Dhanbad
Echo xbox one party chat
Pandiaraj's Namma Veetu Pillai, which starred Sivakarthikeyan, Aishwarya Rajesh and Anu Emmanuel in the lead, recently celebrated their success party at a popular watering hole in the city. Bankrolled by Sun Pictures, the is an action comedy that revolved around brother-sister relationship. The film also had Soori, Natarajan Subramaniam, RK Suresh Samuthirakani and Archana in important roles. The film that released on September 27, opened to positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. After a series of duds, Sivakarthikeyan is happy about the way this film has turned out for him. The team celebrated a success party, with most of the cast and crew present for the function. They cut a cake, and enjoyed chatting at this do! Sivkarthikeyan is now gearing up for Hero, an action-thriller directed by PS Mithran. … [Read more...] about Namma Veetu Pillai celebrates with a success party
Following the sensational GS Road molestation case in Assam last year, blogger Local Tea Party wrote a blog post about what to tell your son on rape. Given its relevance against the backdrop of the recent Delhi gangrape case, we reproduce the postYou do one thing. First you grow up. Because, if you grow up means, automatically your son will grow up. And when your son is growing up, give him a pack of condoms. Now don't give that confused look and all. Seriously, give him a pack of condoms. Along with that, give him a lot of free advice. Don't think that he won't take it. Give it anyway, he will eventually take it. Tell your son to go out with the girls. Tell him to give them hugs and high-fives and ask them to go out on day trips and have fun. Tell him that it is not important to get married before having sex and that if he feels like it, ask him to use that condom you just gave him. Tell him that the Health and Glow shop anyway has lots of varieties of them near the cash counter … [Read more...] about Have you told your son about rape?
New Delhi: With just four months left for the Delhi Assembly polls, the incumbent AAP and opposition BJP are gearing up to give a tough fight to each other, while the Congress is still looking for a chief for its Delhi unit to lead the elections. After ruling the city for 15 years, the Congress was reduced to zero seats in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls while the AAP bagged 67 seats and the BJP got three out of 70 seats. This time also the Congress seems to be nowhere, so much so that the two parties are not even considering the grand old party in the race. When contacted, a Congress leader said there are no signs of a new chief anytime soon due to internal issues. "The party is facing friction at different levels. The leaders from Delhi are demanding that the chief should be from Delhi and they are not ready to accept an outsider," the leader said demanding anonymity. On being asked about the Assembly poll strategy, the leader said first there has to be a chief. "How can we go ahead … [Read more...] about Delhi Elections 2020: BJP, AAP Gear Up For Polls; Congress Battles Internal Strife
Next Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com For those who struggle with the realities of life every day, elections are not about scams. Or corruption. Or two power centres. They are not about the dreams of a greater, grander, India.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar reports on the battle in the Mumbai North Central constituency, where some of India's biggest movie stars live next to slum dwellers.Elections are about the little things. Electricity. Running water. Sanitation. Roads. Ration cards. A source of livelihood. Access to education. A pucca home. And, today, inflation.They are about the right to lead life with dignity.For those who struggle with these realities every day, elections are not about scams. Or corruption. Or two power centres. They are not about the dreams of a greater, grander, India.In the sprawling Mumbai North Central constituency, film stars live next to slum-dwellers. Small businesses, blue collar workers and office-goers brush against each other on … [Read more...] about ‘When you come back after 5 years, this is how everything will still be’