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Nadal holds a commanding 23-14 winning record over Federer," NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar told reporters. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: June 24,Aaya Aaya Pheku Aaya? led by Harmanpreet Singh, 2013 1:40 am Related News Shortly after a sessions court passed the death sentence on Mirza Himayat Baig,” said Kumar.” said Dr Pulkit Rastogi, The Verge, The observation was made after a number of lawyers attempted to submit argumnets over the issue of administration of the DDCA.
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" Singh said.” Ono said.economic determinism? Its essence is fairly straightforwardalthough it means different things to different people From the perspective of the Communist Partyeconomic determinism simply means thatafter the bankruptcy of communism as an ideologyits political legitimacy and ability to hold on to power are determined by its capacity to deliver economic growth and improve the standards of living of the Chinese people For some Chinese liberalsopposed as they are to one-party rule but denied the means to change it right awayeconomic determinism offers a possible alternative If economic growth can transform Chinese society and undermine the socioeconomic foundations of authoritarian rulethen they would rely on both market forces and modernisation to help democratise China For most Chinese technocrats eager to see China become a successful market economyeconomic determinism means thatif the party really wants to stay in powerit will have no choice but to embrace market principles The influence of economic determinism reaches beyond Chinese borders Many leaders in western democracies have also apparently fallen for this intellectually seductive theory when it comes to dealing with China Based on their (flawed) interpretations of democratic transitions in Taiwan and South Koreathey believe thatlike its neighboursChina will become more liberal and democratic as its economy grows Western businessmen are victims of economic determinism as well They think that if Chinas economic self-interest determines that it must be more open to foreign businesses and reciprocate the benefits it gains from free tradeBeijing should have every reason to do so Alasthe experience of all those believers in economic determinism in the last decade shows thatlike communismthis idea is not only bogusbut has now gone intellectually bankrupt For examplethe ruling party now finds that economic growth has not bought itself a permanent claim on power or stability Along with economic growth has come higher inequalitymore corruptionand greater social tension The effects of economic prosperity on its legitimacy are temporary at best Those Chinese liberals who assumed that the party would have to allow more democracy in a Chinese society with more middle-class members have been sorely disappointed While it is true that per capita income has increased several fold since the Tiananmen pro-democracy movementthe official policy of the Communist Party has becomeif anythingmore reactionary Instead of permitting more civil liberties and political rightsthe party has deployed the growing wealth of the state in suppressing dissentcensoring the Internetand burnishing its credentials as a successful autocratic model So there is no direct correlation between economic growth and an autocracys propensity to make the transition to democracy (Incidentallywith a per capita income of $5000China is already in a group of nations where 70 per cent are democracies) Chinese technocrats committed to market reforms have experienced a rude awakening in the last decade as well They have witnessed a massive reversal of reform and a return of state capitalism Compared with the 1980sChina today is less market-oriented and more statist The imperatives of economic efficiency did not have much sway over Chinese rulerswho have ignored friendly advice from the likes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and maintained unsustainable economic policies Needless to saywesterners have become thoroughly disenchanted with China over the last decadein no small part because the political benefits of economic engagement with Chinapredicted by economic determinismhave failed to materialise A more wealthy China has failed to democratise Its human rights record has in fact deteriorated Instead of becoming a partner of the Westwhich has enabled China to grow much faster through free tradeChina increasingly behaves like a strategic competitor Its defence spending has maintained double-digit growth Its armed forces are busy acquiring weapons designed to deny the American navy unfettered access to the Western Pacific Economicallywestern frustrations with Chinese mercantilism have reached a boiling point After fruitlessly beseeching Beijing to change its trade policiesthe Europeans and the Americans are now finally playing hardball by targeting Chinese products with anti-dumping charges and lawsuits in the World Trade Organisation The intellectual bankruptcy of economic determinism in changing Chinas political systemeconomic policyand external behaviour should not come as a surprise to us As a theoryeconomic determinismwhich does have empirical basis (otherwise it would not be so influential)fundamentally misunderstands the nature of modern authoritarian regimes Unlike European autocracies which had constitutional rule but no democracya post-communist authoritarian regime such as the Chinese Communist Party faces no internal constraints on its power This reality allows the ruling elites to use the power of the state primarily for self-enrichmentan objective that overrides both economic rationality and public well-being In additionbecause such a regime is maintained mainly through political patronage and violenceits economic policies must serve the narrow interests of the regimes core constituencies (the bureaucracythe militaryand state-owned enterprises) even though such policies undermine efficiency and long-term prosperity Most importantlyfor ruling elites in a wealthy societygiving up power also means exposing their ill-gotten wealth to possible confiscation by a democratically elected government Thus they have all the reasons to resist democratisation at all cost For China and the worldthe bankruptcy of economic determinism could not have come at a better time Bad ideas must go before people make the right choice When Chinas new leadership is finally installed this falltheir first order of business should be to search for a better idea The writer is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in the [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mini Kapoor | Published: May 22 2013 3:21 am Related News T20 must be taken seriouslyit cannot be dismissed as a seasonal affliction In the last week of the Indian Premier Leagues sixth seasoneven if Sreesanth had not disturbed the self-congratulatory tenor of the extravaganzathere are questions that had to be asked But now that he and his two fellow offenders have burst the bubbleone has fascinatingly been put in sharp relief With the BCCI and former players in agreement and unexceptionably so thatwere the allegations of spot-fixing to stickhis record should be expunged from all forms of the gameit begs the question: what in fact is the contribution of an IPL match to a cricketers overall record Of coursein a team sportit is difficult to settle the issue of how a players predeterminedly poor performance may have altered the contribution of the rest (Alasthe bookmakers inducement to influence a players contribution on the day cannot really work on the demand for a match-winning feat) After allinsaya 100-metre eventif the athlete placed second were to be proved to have run an unclean racethat spot would be retrospectively awarded to the competitor placed thirdand so on It is not that easy to settle in a team effortand the expunging would leave a ghostly absence in a match summary But thats about Sreesanth and his career stats Much of the commentary on spot-fixing has focused on how the IPL formatwith its match or two a dayis predisposed to such illegal efforts It is not clear that such a line of inquiry wouldin any wayyield anything useful throwing away a match or an over or a wicket is a transgression that requires such low regard for ones sport that blaming it on the IPL and Twenty20 format is simply evasive To steel sportspersons to rebuff the temptation requires altering the ecosystem of the entire sportnot just by active vigilancebut also by reviving the spirit of mentoring from the amateur era so that they value what they playwhatever be the level of competition This is why the scandal must invite a relook at T20 and the IPLfor the lack of clarity on where a cricket fan could factor in the worth of an innings or bowling spell in such competitions Six years after the commerce and calendar of cricket were altered by the domestic leagueit is essential that T20 and the IPL are aligned with the sport in a more coherent manner For T20 to be seen as a sequestered formlimited mostly to the IPL in a two-month period every summerwould drive cricket to schizophrenic stress Of coursethere are domestic leagues in other sportsfootball being most prominentand they handle the participation of players in club leagues and national teams very well But they play the same game in both contexts Cricketa full decade since the first T20 matchhas settled for a strange division Tests and one-day matches are scheduled in the international calendarwhile T20s are consciously rationed on those tours and packed in during IPL time SoDhoniwhose captaincy has coincided with the rise of T20has so far played 42 international matches in this abbreviated formatwhile by Monday he had already played 155 T20 matches in the league format Given that the BCCI creates space for Indias national team to be available for the IPL franchisees while scheduling toursare we to understand that time is being set aside for them to play a form of cricket not prestigious enough in the skills it demands for it to be more prevalent in an international context Becauseas the IPL has panned outit is not just the opportunity to benefit has-beens and wannabes alone It inspires the best in the game to participate One can understand the purists scorn for the T20 form and the IPLs excesses and their consequent desire that the international calendar be uncontaminated by its perversions But does the BCCI see it that way Does it really believe that too much T20 will wreck cricket as wed like it to be That it should basically remain a two-month-long indulgenceto enrich the board and the players and everyone else besidesbut not be elevated to a standard for sorting out the greatest players and teams of the moment If sothat would be destructively cynical A year agowhile delivering the Bradman orationRahul Dravid proposed an interesting division on which cricket could ideally be structured: nation versus nation for Test cricketmulti-nation tournaments for one-day internationalsand domestic leagues for T20 Butas the allegations against Sreesanth have showna taint on one format will not necessarily leave the rest of cricket unaffected A beginning needs to be made of finding ways to collectively own the T20 formatand to do so in a manner that recognises that the IPL is not any old domestic league In its composition and in the priority that the best cricketers anywhere in the world give it (even if it is for purely monetary reasons)it is not Those of us given to holding our noses and dismissing it as a seasonal affliction need to reconsider our disdain T20 is as much cricket today as Test matches areand the IPL is its primary competition Players and commentators do not help in taking stock when they put the different formats in silosreserving enlightened appraisal for one and a cheerful anything-goes-and-then-lets-forget-it affectation for the other Lets start taking all forms of cricket seriously And we can only do so if current cricketers and other stakeholders including franchisees and television commentators own the responsibility of opening up on the cricketing issues T20 and IPL raise The writer is a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: June 21 2017 3:47 am Preparation for International Yoga Day at Red Fort on Tuesday (Photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News Merely days before International Yoga Day yoginis and yogis — with peaceful faces graceful Yoga postures and serene eyes — took over the capital as did energetic practitioners of the surya namaskar Even the brutal heat and the torrential downpour this week didn’t deter them After all they’re mere paintings and murals done last week by the group — Delhi Street Art — in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) While Uma Shankar Dixit Road has been turned into the “meditation wall” a wall in East Kidwai Nagar across AIIMS has paintings of signature Delhi monuments such as Red Fort Qutub Minar and Jantar Mantar among others in the background with surya namaskar postures at the front “They are simple and direct interpretations of Yoga so that the common man passing by on the road understands it easily We were approached by NDMC two weeks ago and this work has been done especially for International Yoga Day” says 56-year-old Yogesh Saini founder of Delhi Street Art set up in 2013 Last week when Saini and his team began the work — from 7 am to midnight daily for five days — they encountered many curious onlookers “One motorcyclist stopped to talk to us a bus driver gave us a thumbs up while driving past us children rolled down windows of cars to look at the work and construction workers stopped by too” says Saini who created murals for International Yoga Day last year as well The work across AIIMS is spread over 10000 sq ft informs Saini and is done on metal sheets placed at construction sites which will be dismantled once the construction work is complete The work in Chanakyapuri will suffer the same fate and Saini adds “Once the construction is over the work will obviously be removed but that day is a few months away” Saini and his team of 12 faced a rather peculiar problem while working on the Surya Namaskar mural across AIIMS “In the first two days we gave directions to about 100 people – the direction board for AIIMS and Ashram confused many Frustrated with the number of direction requests we painted a board with the left and right symbol and queries went down to a zero” says Saini with a smile Apart from these two major works Delhi Street Art also created Yoga-related murals and paintings at a municipal park in Green Park and at construction sites of Ambedkar Memorial on Dr Rajendra Prasad Road “These were generally done to promote Yoga not especially for International Yoga Day” says Saini who practices Yoga himself For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dilip Bobb | Published: June 16 2013 5:41 am Related News Individuals and issues that are making and faking news Economic dictionary The global economic crisis has led to a great deal of rethink on accepted economic theoriesstrategies and even terminology In Indiathe problem is compounded by the fact that a market economy and socialism operate in tandempopularly referred to as populism To survive in the jungles of the new world ordereveryone needs to learn the new definitions and terminologies of economics and business Here are some: Current Account Deficit: What is happening to your bank account as inflationEMIsthe rupee in free-fall and high costs of living start to make inroads into your earnings Broker: What your financial adviser has made you over the last three years Founding Father: Now refers to a person who founded a companyretiredand is asked to return to revive sagging profits and corporate image He agreesbut brings his son along as part of the deal In tech terminologyit is also called the Icon Effect Animal spirit: Referred to by the Prime Minister to describe the potential of Indian entrepreneurship Till nowthe only animals visible in the corporate jungle are the bears stalking stock markets since a growing list of corporate scandalscrony capitalism and sorry-looking balance sheets seem to suggest that the aforementioned spirit seems to have turned out to be a lot of bull Standard & Poor: The situation that many middle class Indians are finding themselves in Spot trading: Refers to traders who book commodities on the spot as opposed to over a period of time Post IPL-6it now refers to those who sell out to bookies for an over at a time Invisible hand: Economic principle postulated by Adam Smithto do with a competitive marketplace and self-interest In the Indian contextthe invisible hand has been the one that pushes for hugely expensive populist programmesin response to competitive politics and self-interest of the other handthe one that symbolises a certain political party Reform redux: Finance Minister P Chidambaram stated this week that he was looking forward to more reforms So are we For a long time now Nine years to be precise The credit crunch: Means that you can no longer afford the deposit on the Bentley you have been eyeing In factthe only ones who can afford a deposit on the Bentley are the birds flying overhead Economist: An endangered species visible occasionally during television debates where they confirm the First Law of Economistsfor every economistthere exists an equal and opposite economist Theres also the Second Law of Economists in operation since the start of the economic downturnthey are both usually wrong Intaxaction: The instant feeling of euphoria when you get a cheque for a tax refund Green shoots: Economists and Finance Ministry officials have been seeing green shoots on a regular basis over the past few yearseven if no one else can The propaganda to project signs of an economic recovery has now become so painful that the arrival of the monsoon is a relief since once can actually see the real thing Gold Control Act: Originally a legislation passed in Parliament after the 1962 Indo-China war when foreign exchange reserves dropped alarminglybanning citizens from holding gold bars or coins Nowthanks to P Chidambarams definitionhe would like Indians to be more reserved about buying gold so he can tackle issues like reviving the rupeeand the economyon a war footing Bill payment: Getting harder to clear by the day thanks to the current squeeze Some Bills have been due forever it seemsas in the Companies BillGST BillPension BillInsurance Billetcwhich have been attracting little interest from other concerned but unconcerned parties Tax holidays: Originally referred to elimination of certain taxes Nowwith the rupee in freefallit refers to the elimination of plans to holiday abroadnow a taxing experience Sensex: These daysthanks to moral policing and extreme positionsanything with the word sex in it comes under attack Much like what is happening to the Sensex For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Published: November 7 2016 3:54 am Ramesh Poplay the 64-year-old vice-president of the Shree Bhagnari Panchayat says visits by any member of the community to their ancestral abode in Karachi still evokes nostalgia (Source: Dilip Kagda) Top News Among the many communities who have made Mumbai their home over the decades are the Bhagnaris who originate from Balochistan and date their presence in this city to the Partition With a majority of this community comprising around 150 families settled in Kataria Colony in Shivaji Park the Bhagnari community which was displaced during the Partition is often lazily clubbed together with the Sindhis “Kataria colony is named after Takandas Kataria who built the colony in 1961 and was instrumental in helping the community settle in Mumbai” said Ramesh Poplay the 64-year-old vice-president of the Shree Bhagnari Panchayat According to Hari Nasta one of the members of this community they were originally inhabitants of twin villages Bhag and Nar in the plains of southern Balochistan Being very involved in trade and business activities in a Muslim-dominated region many from this community migrated to other regions including Punjab and Sindh in search of better opportunities Watch what else is making news Many eventually settled down in the port city of Karachi at least 100 years before Partition “Among the ones who migrated after Partition many community members came to Mumbai” said Poplay The community’s panchayat has its first recorded history going back to 1930 The panchayat currently headed by president Lachu Gehi works for the welfare of its members matrimonial network and is involved in bringing the community together Poplay says that the language spoken by the community is Saraiki a common dialect in Pakistan “Elder members of the community speak the language Youngsters can understand it but they mostly do not speak it We are making attempts to retain it in our youth We have put up a dictionary on our website with common words and usage with an English translation We also recently launched a mobile App called the Bhagnari dictionary The language does not have a script and can be written in Arabic or Devanagri” explained Poplay Another recent project of the community was put together by youngsters like Rishika who works as a teacher “While we love the food cooked by our elders not many of us know how to make it I had drawn up a list of members of the community who made the best of our signature dishes and recorded the process for a cookbook” she says The book available on their website has 44 dishes including Khatti Dal which the members say is a unique offering by the community Poplay says that visits by any of its members living across the world to their ancestral abode in Karachi still evokes nostalgia “We know of localities including Bhagnaripada Mithadar and Kharadar where our community members lived in the past Much of it has changed since then and we are told the areas have been converted into commercial spaces” he said Have a comment or suggestion for Melting Pot Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: Melting Pot For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sakshi Dayal | New Delhi | Published: May 16 2016 2:19 am In the last month students have held protests and demonstrations at different places in the capital to draw attention to their issue and to “create some kind of pressure on the management and government to find a solution quickly” Related News The proposal by the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) requesting the status of a deemed university has been forwarded to the University Grants Commission (UGC) for consideration said sources The institute which has eight branches all over India has been embroiled in controversy ever since its MoU with Mewar University was declared invalid by the UGC last year The move left over 3000 students in a lurch In the last month students have held protests and demonstrations at different places in the capital to draw attention to their issue and to “create some kind of pressure on the management and government to find a solution quickly” Share This Article Related Article In the latest development FDDI prepared a proposal to give the institute the status of a deemed university This was forwarded by the Ministry of Commerce under whose ambit the institute falls to the Human Resource Development ministry Sources in the HRD ministry told PTI “The Noida-based FDDI has applied for deemed university status The proposal has been forwarded to the UGC for advice” Although granting deemed university status usually takes a few months the sources added that it could be expedited in this case The Delhi High Court had issued an order directing the same on May 5 which stated “UGC is directed to take a decision with regard to the grant of deemed university status as expeditiously as possible preferably within a period of one month from the receipt of the proposal” Students currently enrolled in the institute however continue to be worried because of talk that the “deemed university status does not apply in retrospective” Sandeep Bhatia Deputy General Manager of the training department at the Noida branch of FDDI however dismissed such talk as rumours “There is a clause that allows us to include them in the plan… We are working on it” he said WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Devendra Pandey Shamik Chakrabarty | Mumbai/kolkata | Updated: May 9 2017 9:22 pm Virat Kohli expressed his keenness to get a chance to defend the title that India won four years ago (Source: AP) Related News The muddle over India’s participation in the Champions Trophy has rattled the Indian team and players now want to know when this ‘uncertainty’ will end The Indian Express has reliably learnt that the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) head Vinod Rai recently spoke to the Indian team captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble after they sought clarity on the implications of the ICC vs BCCI wrangle that has cast a shadow on India’s participation in the tournament starting June 1 It is learnt that Kohli and Kumble both want the Indian team to take part in the Champions Trophy to be held next month in England and expressed their keenness to get a chance to defend the title that India won four years ago The uncertainty is said to be hampering the Indian players’ mindset with the IPL getting over in the next few weeks and preparations set to begin for India’s title defense The BCCI has already missed the April 25 deadline of submitting its squad to the ICC It was right after speaking to the two important members of the Indian team a few days ago that the COA issued a letter to BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to convene a meeting of the selection committee for Champions Trophy immediately “It would be appropriate to make all necessary preparations for ensuring that Team India can successfully defend its title in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which commences on 1st June 2017 You are aware that the squad representing India at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was to be submitted by 25th April 2017 but the squad has not even been selected as yet Please convene a meeting of the selection committee for selecting the squad immediately The squad can then be submitted to the ICC without prejudice to BCCI’s legal rights” the COA’s reply to the BCCI acting secretary said The BCCI will therefore pick the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy irrespective of what happens in its fight with the ICC Earlier in the day the COA directed the BCCI to select the Indian Champions Trophy squad as it disapproved the cricket board’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary’s missive seeking the Administrators’ go-ahead in sending a notice to the ICC that threatened to revoke the 2014 MPA and pull out of all ICC events for the ongoing eight-year rights cycle ‘Supportive environment’ The COA has also reminded the BCCI members to provide a “supportive environment” to the Indian team and erase uncertainties ahead of Sunday’s Special General Meeting (SGM) “We believe that any decision taken at the SGM should be predicated on the fact that India has the best team in the world today Team India should be provided with a supportive environment to showcase Indian cricket instead of being surrounded with uncertainty and confusion There has been more than enough negativity surrounding Team India’s participation in the ICC Champions Trophy and the sooner the same is put to rest the better” “The players’ interests are paramount and they must be given the best chance to prepare for defend and retain the ICC Champions Trophy The focus should be on enabling our team to achieve even greater heights and further laurels which will automatically attract higher revenues” the letter said A cricket board functionary however said the BCCI would have picked the squad in any case “See we want to send a notice to the ICC to cure the breach in accordance with the 2014 Members Participation Agreement (MPA) If we send the notice and in case the ICC cures the breach what will happen if we don’t have a squad ready for the Champions Trophy The general body will take a call on our participation in the tournament but we should also have our squad ready The date time and venue of the team selection will be decided by the (acting) secretary” he told this paper The BCCI is peeved at its reduced revenue share of $293 million as per the ICC’s new financial model although it has another $100 million settlement offer on the table The 2014 model was giving the Indian cricket board a revenue share of $570 (gross) based on contribution cost As reported by this paper Choudhary had written consent from over 20 BCCI affiliates to send the notice to the ICC and according to some members he should have gone ahead pre-empting the SGM “A 30-day notice period is mandatory to revoke the MPA and Thursday early morning was the deadline given that India’s Champions Trophy opener is on June 4 Now the ICC will take India’s participation as a fait accompli and will initiate the indemnity clause to seek huge financial recovery if we want to pull out mid-tournament” said an official of an East Zone association The BCCI’s acting secretary however was tied by the Supreme Court’s January 30 order that stated: “… The CEO of BCCI shall report to the Committee of Administrators and the Administrators shall supervise the management of BCCI” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: December 28 2015 7:24 pm The year 2015 has been a great year for many television actors who rose to fame and got recognition with their stints on TV shows and online Kavita Kaushik as Chandramukhi Chautala from ‘FIR’ Gaurav Gera as Chutki and Shopkeeper Upasana Singh as Bua from ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ among others share their special moments of this year and reveal their plans for 2016 Kavita Kaushik Kavita Kaushik who rose to success with her popular comedy TV show ‘FIR’ had seen amazing tranformation in herself on the small screen in 2015 From playing Chandramukhi Choutala in ‘FIR’ to participating in the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Kavita talks about her success story and the most life changing experience in 2015 and her marriage plans in the coming year “It was a roller coaster ride I went through an evolutionary process in my life where from playing Chandramukhi Chautala I went on to doing Jhalak Dikhhla Jaawhich transformed me in a number of ways It was exhausting yet exhilarating Then Fakebook with Kavita happened for which I am very grateful and happy to know that reviews are very positive But the most life changing experience for me in 2015 was my dad getting cancer So I could not really enjoy the success I achieved but by God’s grace everything is getting better” Taking about her plans in the coming year Kavita said “This is going to be the best year of my life For me personally there really isn’t anything more important than family and this year I plan on spending as much time as possible with my family Most of the time due to work commitments all year round it is difficult to make time for them but I wish to change that this year Also marriage is something that I look forward to in the coming year” Upasana Singh For Upasana Singh the year 2015 professionally has been one of the best year of her life The Judaai actress who is now popularly known as Bua of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ got many opportunities of doing shows abroad and spread her wings across the world “This has been one of the best years of my life Professionally speaking I couldn’t be more happier I did so many shows with so many great actors and travelled across the world Doing Total Nadaniyaan was one of the most rewarding experience of 2015 I anchored a show in Canada where Madhuri Dixit Akshay Kumar Sonakshi Sinha were a part of the show Comedy Nights with Kapil happened in Canada where I anchored for the show as well I also did many movies including Chalk & Duster Wedding Pulav etc So all in all I was busy spreading my wings professionally all over the world” Upasana Singh who had an amazing year so far wants to carry forward her success and happiness in the coming year too “I will carry forward this amazing year of 2015 into 2016 and would love to travel more and do more shows and meet more people across the world Movies will also be a special focus for me Also reducing weight is going to be my first priority this 2016 I have a goal set to reduce 8 kilos and I am definitely looking forward to getting a new fit look” Sugandha Mishra Sugandha Mishra a singer and a television presenter who is known for her mimicking and comic singing got many good opportunities in the year 2015 She got a chance to share a stage with megastar Amitabh Bachchan Dilip Kumar and also received compliments from the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar “This was a great year for me I got a chance to share stage with the living legend Amitabh Bacchan Ji as well as performed in front of Dilip Sahab Ji Got lot of compliments from the melody queen Lata Ji for my performance in an award show in which i was Didi’s avatar I was also appreciated a lot for my anchoring in Comedy Ka Rocket which was a superb experience I went for US tour for shows and they were all superhit” Sugandha said While the year has been the memorable one for Sugandha she will be launching her own music album and is very excited about it “I am expecting more good opportunities and i am fully ready to hit it But specially people will see a different side of mine in 2016 I am planning to launch a music album of mine and i am extremely excited about it” Varun Badola Considering a landmark year in his life Varu Badola who had been out of the Television for a long time is very happy about how the year 2015 went and is glad to be back on the small screen “It was a great year where I got appreciated for my work in Lete Hain Khabar I put in a lot of hardwork and dedication in all my pursuits and i am glad to say that it paid off Definitely a landmark year in my life and i am pretty happy about how it went” In the coming year Varun’s new year resolution is to focus on pursuing his dreams that he was earlier hesitant about following it “My new year resolution will be to focus on pursuing my dreams and do things that I was earlier hesitant in taking up due to lack of time and other reasons I have a keen interest in music and will be investing a lot more time in this I also love riding bikes and I am excited as I plan to make it a serious hobby in the coming year” Gaurav Gera aka Chutki For ‘Chutki- The shopkeeper’ Gaurav Gera 2015 has been a game changer His Chutki-Shopkeeper videos went viral over the social media platforms and Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh and others have used his medium to promote their films Gaurav Gera shared his experience of 2015 “It has been a game changing year for me My videos that went viral did for me what no film or TV show could do To see an idea take shape of such magnitude is a humbling experience I started my own celeb show Chutki Shopkeepaa Aur woh which has been a great experience and I feel absolutely loved and blessed” Gaurav Gera in the coming year is planning to take the idea of Chutki and Shopkeeper a notch higher “I am planning to become a businessman and launch few merchandise for Chutki and ShopkeepaaOn the other hand Chutki and Shopkeepaah have a mind of their own and they have already started planning their respective new year resolutions Chutki is planning to go on a holiday spree this year starting with Goa and surrounding herself with some firangiswhile shopkeepaah is planning to become a top-notch cook in 2016” IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltdpolitical rights Post-Mao China is commonly seen as a country devoid of any ideology. 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