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Author Anu Singh Choudhary discusses her books at ‘Kalam’ in Nagpur

Journalist-turned-author Anu Singh Choudhary visited Nagpur recently to share her insights on writing and discuss her books at a session called Kalam Apni Bhasha, Apne Log. This one of a kind session, which is an initiative by Kolkata-based Prabha Khaitan Foundation to promote Hindi language authors, was 3rd such session in the city.

The event was organized by Ehsaas Women of Nagpur in association with Hotel Radisson Blu and Lokmat. Ehsaas team consists of: Parveen Tuli, Priyanka Kothari, Monica Bhagwagar, Jyoti Kapoor and Neeta Singh.

During the session moderated by Kothari, Choudhary spoke about writing pertaining to news, TV, blogs, film reviews, web series, translations, movie scripts and contemporary writing in India. Kothari and Choudhary particularly discussed the authors three books: Neela Scarf – an anthology of 12 poems, Mumma ki Diary a parenting book in form of a memoir and her latest novel Bhali Ladkiyan Buri Ladkiyan.

Speaking about her latest book, Choudhary said that, There are not bad girls, there are just bad habits! The signed copies of her novel were given to the book lovers present during the session. Speaking about the session with Choudhary, Kothari said, Anu Singh Choudhary is so humble and down-to-earth despite her accomplishments in her field. I’m happy that the budding writers in Nagpur got to know more about writing through my conversation with her.

Talking about Choudharys books, Jyoti Kapoor said, One can so connect with Anus books like Bhali Ladkiyan Buri Ladkiyan and Neela Scarf. Her stories leave you with a lot of questions in mind to ponder upon. Her short stories have a strong connect with the reader.

Speaking about Neela Scarf, Parveen Tuli added, I loved the way Anu dived deep into human mind and discussed the polarity of right and wrong in the book. The book is intriguing and interesting at the same time.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur in the presence of several RSS volunteers and pracharaks.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at RSS Headquarters in Nagpur

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on the 75th Independence Day in the presence of several RSS volunteers and pracharaks.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur in the presence of several RSS volunteers and pracharaks.

The RSS had organised a programme on the occasion of Independence Day at Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti at Reshimbagh where Nagpur Mahanagar Sahsanghchalak Shridhar Gadge was the chief guest. 

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur in the presence of several RSS volunteers and pracharaks.

On Saturday, Bhagwat hoisted the tricolour at the organisation’s headquarters as part of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. 

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Big Bull of Dalal Street Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away at 62

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

India’s ace stock market investor and ‘Big Bull’ of Dalal Street Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in Mumbai this morning. Both a trader and a chartered accountant, he was one of the richest men in the country.

Reportedly, he was brought to the Candy Breach Hospital in Mumbai at 6:45 am and was declared dead. He was suffering from multiple health issues including kidney ailments and had been discharged from the hospital a few weeks ago.

The 62-year-old’s one of the business ventures also included India’s newest budget carrier – Akasa Air – that was formed by teaming up with ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and former IndiGo head Aditya Ghosh. As per Forbes, Jhunjhunwala owned approx. $5.8 billion.

Son of an income tax official, ‘India’s Warren Buffett,’ began his journey in stock markets while he was in college with a capital of barely ₹5,000. 

Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said, “Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable. Full of life, witty and insightful, he leaves behind an indelible contribution to the financial world. He was also very passionate about India’s progress. His passing away is saddening. My condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

 

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OPINION: Questions that arise from ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign…

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Soniya Pohare Patil | Editor : Radhika Dhawad | France

OPINION: Har Ghar Tiranga is the new campaign that’s is keeping the country currently busy as India celebrates ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and the much-awaited campaign flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Political parties, leaders, celebrities across the country have been displaying the tricolour at their houses to mark the 75th year of Indian Independence with the latest (and finally) being Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and social media handle of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)!

The RSS on Friday replaced its traditional saffron flag with the tricolor picture on the profile pictures of its social media accounts, while Gadkari displayed the tricolour at his residence in Nagpur around the same time.

Speaking about the campaign, what should the government focus on is ‘har ghar roti’ and ‘har ghar naukri’ but instead what the government focuses is a gimmick that is keeping the countrymen busy. Why do I think the #harghartiranga campaign is just another scheme. A systematically planned dispersal of money campaign… 

I have been reading reports about organisations deducting money from the salaries of their employees without their permission for the #harghartiranga campaign.

This is not only illegal but is unethical as well. Why shouldn’t the employee have the choice to do this on their own?

First and foremost, we should know where this money is been deposited? Which government agency is responsible for the dispersal of these collected funds?

How much is the real cost of the flag provided and how much is the profit they are earning under the name of this forced campaign? 

I agree that the khadi industry alone could not provide these 20 crore flags but what we should know is who are providing these flags? We should know, which state received the most orders of these flags.

The official announcement of the campaign took place on the July 17th, but what would be interesting to know is that since when is the textile industry in Gujarat manufacturing these flags? Did they already know about the campaign? 

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Is Gujarat  manufacturing these flags in the shadows of the upcoming elections? Will this campaign help the BJP to gain votes in the upcoming elections?

Has Gujarat’s languishing textile industries been brought to life behind the ‘tricolor campaign,’ so that at the time of elections, people get the illusion that work has started and some money will also come in hand?

We have to question the transparency of the campaign. Knowing this is not to oppose this campaign;  it is important to know how this campaign is benefitting the already penalised poor and middle class citizens of the country…

(The ideas and information expressed are solely by the columnist and not by Nation Next)

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