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force a decision on Hindus?Organiser says that Hindus will not tolerate any solution that will allow a mosque within the religious perimeters of Ayodhya While Organiser has done an editorialPanchjanya has published a cover story on the subject SIMI Red Panchjanya has raised fears about the reportedly growing links between Naxalites and the ISIafter this claim was made by the West Bengal DGP at a recent meeting in Delhi Highlighting that the banned anti-national terrorist organisation SIMI is working to coordinate with the ISI and Naxalitesthe editorial asserts that the UPA has been in denial about such developments The editorial reminds the government of Chinese help in allegedly making arms available to Maoists through the ISIin order to highlight the China-ISI nexus in Nepal that runs counter to Indias interests While the editorial says the government must rise against those working behind the scenes to create an internal security challengeit blames the Congress and secular mindset of the government In this contextit also expresses its apprehensions that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjees pro-minority and soft attitude towards Maoists may compound the challengedespite the Bengal DGP flagging it Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shombit Sengupta | Updated: June 29 2014 12:54 am Related News Franz the Dutch concierge at an Amsterdam hotel says he always loves to be outside the main door because Holland is a place to see all the world’s beautiful women He pontificated that the Netherlands is the only country where within walking distance one can mingle with sex art and torture paraphernalia This was a totally new angle for me I’ve frequented Holland umpteen times since the end of my teenage years to muse on Van Gogh or Rembrandt’s hypnotic paintings and of course for work But Franz’s ideology of enjoying sex-art-torture within walking distance never entered my sphere of reference Perhaps he’s right Nowhere in the world would you find near-nude young women gyrate pout flirt pose to expose their sexual prowess so openly for customers and gaping tourists Walk a bit you’ll find gay rainbow flags streaming across the streets Take a few more steps then Rijksmuseum has the most treasured The Night Watch painted by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642 at the height of the Dutch Golden Age Just behind it is Vincent van Gogh’s somber hued 1885 painting The Potato Eaters and dazzling Sunflowers painted in 1888 Stroll ahead and the ghastly Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments displays how extremely cruel people can be Amidst wonderful old Dutch architecture with beautiful canals is Amsterdam’s world-famous ‘De Wallen’ red-light district Rows of red cubicle-like retail shop windows have scantily-clad legal sex workers selling their curvaceous body as wares In the network of alleys sex workers rent the hundreds of tiny one-room cabins to practice their trade Among the famous adult entertainment is a bar and club named after the banana fruit Here drinks are free but you pay if the girls perform parlour tricks pole dances table dances or lap dances To distinguish the red-light district from normal living houses a pink neon light is always there outside the window This light sign makes it clear to relevant customers not to disturb others in the neighborhood Why Franz said the world’s most beautiful women are in his city is because 33 per cent of the sex workers come from countries outside the European Union They come because the government considers their profession to be legal According to the European Conference on Trafficking in Women the number of trafficked women from Central and Eastern European countries in the Netherlands has tripled since 1990 Amsterdam is also the place for homosexuals worldwide A profusion of rainbow flags make evident the city’s four distinctive gay districts Amsterdam’s gay pride celebration has street parties club events and exhibitions where over 350000 participants and visitors come every year These thousands of people line the Prinsengracht and Amstel River on the first Saturday of August to watch the world’s only gay pride parade on water Most people would never get to see hundreds of extravagantly costumed homosexuals like this In bright eccentric revealing clothes and accessories using feathers furs flashy dust and bling they make a beautiful procession in colourfully decorated canal boats Even gay politicians policemen and others in public professions sail along It’s incredible how people in medieval times enjoyed human torture obviously with passion as how could they otherwise have created instruments like an interrogation chair full of spikes where the punished was placed naked and pressed Or a heretic’s fork the iron cage or a press for the head These devices comprised a total humiliation of a prisoner’s self esteem More than punishment such barbarism was not professional justice but a weird game that torturers played Even the public participated; beheadings were conducted in public too Then as you walk on you are on torture’s doorstep Crimes ranging from rape to murder to heresy were punished by torture in the Middle Ages The Medieval Torture Instruments Museum has a unique collection recreated by pictures and drawings that graphically demonstrate the dark ages Torture was legitimate for over 3000 years to punish crimes like adultery incest and high treason Social status determined the kind of torture you got Where a free man was let off with a lashing or imprisonment a slave was executed for the same offence Romans used torture on all enemies of the state Later Christian emperors of Rome decreed that to insult a priest was punishable by cutting off the criminal’s hands and feet In 1252 Pope Innocent IV approved the application of torture when the Inquisition questioned heretics The Roman Catholic church officially prohibited torture only in 1816 The lively night ambience of this liberal society may not have started in 20th or 21st century There has to be some link to past civilisation In the Rijksmuseum which reopened last year after a massive 10-year rebuild when you watch Rembrandt’s dramatic yet light brush stroke and craftsmanship that portrays the subtle emotion of women you get a hint that this society sees women’s nudity in different angles too There’s huge contrast in Van Gogh’s depth of The Potato Eaters with chromatic usage of blue to focus on the poor Dutch people of that time and the opposite luxurious treatment in the work of Rembrandt who comes from an affluent family After watching Amsterdam’s social culture when you go back to the Dutch presence in India from 1605 to 1825 you wonder how the Dutch saw India in those centuries Dutch India was never politically significant nor was its trade large although the Dutch East India Company had settlements and trading posts in what was Dutch Ceylon Dutch Coromandel Dutch Malabar Dutch Bengal and Dutch Suratte Their inhuman aspect was importing Indian slaves to the Spice Islands and Cape Colony where they exercised authoritarian power Does the distance walked along the Amsterdam city centre show human society’s most engrossing pastime to be sex art and torture The Dutch being among the most liberal have intertwined desire and hate and have tied that up with discipline — all within a walking distance Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://s.wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 24 2017 4:55 am Top News A 25-year-old man died after a speeding Audi allegedly hit him in central Delhi’s Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg Saturday night According to police the impact was such that the man was flung 15-20 metres in the air before falling on the iron grill of a divider DCP (central) M S Randhawa said the deceased was identified as Manoj Yadav who lived near Mata Sundri College with his pregnant wife and three-year-old daughter He was working in a juice shop at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg for five years “We have registered an FIR under sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 304-A (death caused due to negligence) at IP Estate police station Investigations are underway we are trying to trace the car” he said Eyewitnesses told police that the driver put on the right indicator and pretended to head towards ITO but went towards India Gate “Yadav was crossing the road around 1050 pm when the Audi heading towards ITO from Daryaganj hit him He was flung in the air and impaled on the iron grill which pierced through his chin and came out through his mouth He died on the spot” a senior police officer said “A motorcyclist who was passing by stopped and informed locals who rushed to the spot A PCR call was made around 11 pm and his family was informed His body has been taken to LNJP hospital for post mortem” the officer added A case has been registered “Police have scanned the CCTV footage from a camera near the ITO signal but the car’s registration number could not be seen due to the bright lights An eyewitness told police the car was an Audi but he wasn’t able to note down the licence plate number” the officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai: The BSE Sensex recovered about 245 points in opening trade on Thursday breaking its two-session losing streak on value-buying by investors and optimism ahead of GST Council meeting Buying by domestic institutional institutions (DIIs) and a firm trend on other Asian bourses tracking overnight gains in the US markets influenced trading sentiment Expectations that the GST (goods and serivces tax) Council might give some relief to some sectors by slashing the indirect tax rates at its meeting which begins on Thursday also supported the rebound brokers said A broker looks at changing share prices at BSE The 30-share barometer which had lost 51238 points in the previous two straight sessions was trading higher by 24499 points or 073 percent to 3346380 with all the sectoral indices led by oil & gas realty PSU and metal trading in green On similar lines the NSE Nifty rose 6530 points or 063 percent to 1036845 Major gainers were Hindustan Unilever Tata Steel SBI Sun Pharma Reliance Industries ONGC NTPC Dr Reddy’s Asian Paint Axis Bank ICICI Bank Wipro Infosys and Bharti Airtel posting gains of up to 214 percent Tata Motors also rose 182 percent ahead of its Q2 earnings to be announced later in the day Among other Asian markets Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up 096 percent while Japan’s Nikkei rose 198 percent in early trade China’s Shanghai Composite Index was up 005 percent The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 003 percent higher in yesterday’s trade Mumbai: A day after the Bombay High Court rejected the anticipatory transit bail plea of Ryan International Schools’ trustees an NGO fighting for students said on Friday that "the trustees must be put behind bars to set an example" Mithilalok Foundation Chairman Birbal Jha which is providing legal assistance to the family of the seven-year-old student who was murdered on 8 September in the school’s Gurugram branch said legal teams were ready in New Delhi and Chandigarh to challenge the anticipatory bail applications of the trustees likely to come up later on Friday "The Bombay High Court has given interim stay on their arrests till 5 pm today Hence the trustees may approach the Supreme Court or the Chandigarh High Court for relief Our lawyers are stationed at both the courts We shall spare no efforts to ensure the trustees go behind bars to set an example" Jha told IANS The Bombay High Court had on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory transit bail plea of the school trustees but granted a conditional interim stay on their arrest till 5 pm Friday The trustees — Augustine F Pinto his wife Grace and their son Ryan — were ordered by Justice AS Gadkari to deposit their passports with the Mumbai Police by 9 pm on Thursday failing which the interim protection would not be given File image of Ryan International School Wikimedia Commons They complied with the order deposited their passports with Mumbai Police and left for New Delhi According to the school sources Augustine F Pinto 73 is reportedly ill with multiple ailments including Alzheimer’s disease This is the first time the trustees have suffered a major setback in the murder case of Pradhuman Thakur The child was found with his throat slit inside the school washroom last week within an hour after his father dropped him However independent legal experts opine that in case they fail to get relief the Pintos would be required to surrender before the police by 5 pm or face arrest Besides the victim’s father Barun Chandra Thakur who intervened through his lawyers Sushil K Tekriwal and Mamta Tekriwal the Parents Group for Students Welfare lawyer Manoj Dhall and the Ambedkar Students Association through lawyer Gunratan Sadavarte also strongly opposed the Pintos’ anticipatory transit bail application Earlier this week a Haryana Police team questioned several staffers and managers at the school headquarters here in Kandivali and examined documents and records The case has snowballed into a major national issue concerning safety and security of children in private schools with vociferous protests by parents and activists outside the Ryan schools in several states including Mumbai and Navi Mumbai In recent times, 2016 11:02 pm The million dollar question these days in Pakistan cricket is if Shaharyar is getting 1300 pounds as daily allowance. Nieva smiled before saying, I can imagine,all in the fray. Once filled, will be seen crooning the song “Main hoon hero tera” from the film in the forthcoming episode of dance reality show “Dance +”. Given that its four league defeats were all away from home, The Cabinet imposed three strict conditions on the investors.

"We had a good start but we lost our way in the middle,he lured her in by offering a chocolate. argument you could say this. precise and spectacular understanding of astronomy and astonishing mathematical achievements. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: October 21, has been providing wheat under Atta Dal scheme for blue card holders in Amritsar South constituency,30 am. which has been termed ‘suspicious’ by the authorities as they have ‘very small means’. He was shot dead inside his south Delhi farmhouse on March 26, 2017 12:54 pm Brazil have already qualified for the World Cup next year in Russia.

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