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war photographer?because of his images of the Crimean Warengages in India in a large venture to record all the significant sites affected by the ravages of the 1857 mutiny The images were intended to illustrate the landscapes of a decaying dynastywhich were fading away under the onslaught of the British victory Certain sitesthereforeachieved iconic status through repeated representations that drew on memories of siege: Kashmere Gate in Delhithe Residency complex in Lucknow and the Sati Chowra Ghat in Kanpur One of the most controversial and noteworthy photographs taken by Beato is a large print of an array of skeletons scattered in front of a Grecian-looking building This image was a reconstruction that Beato achieved by literally exhuming bodies from their graves and then scattering their bones around By evoking these memories of past brutalitythey recreated for the colonisers a moment of catastrophebut a triumph nonetheless When we look at these images todaywe realise that the line between documentary and fiction was blurred long before the advent of Photoshop Sitters could be made to look better or more beautiful through clever positioning before the lens to exploit their best angle before camera Histories could be re-enactedbackgrounds were painted in and montages were created through double exposure plates Exhuming our past prompts the question: have we changed all that much [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: The Lt Governor’s Office has denied charges by Delhi’s Water Minister Kapil Mishra that the LG had refused to meet Mishra and Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday Lt Governor Najib Jung Reuters The Lt Governor Office said in a statement that both the ministers had come without "either seeking prior appointment" from Lt Governor Najeeb Jung or intimating him of their visit to discuss the vector-borne disease situation "The Lt Governor’s office came to know of their visit only through the media gathered outside who had prior intimation that they were going to visit the LG office" the statement said Lt Governor’s office stated that secretary to Jung met the ministers since the Lt Governor’s office is operational on all days of the week "However they neither submitted any letter nor gave any representation to the Lt Governor" it said The LG office also accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of politicising the issue "It is regrettable that at a time when Delhi is facing such a serious public health crisis the elected government is choosing to politicise the issue instead of providing succour to the public" the statement said The statement added that LG office is keeping a close watch on the health situation in Delhi and is getting regular updates on the situation from the officials By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 25 2016 7:50 pm For almost a year Aamir Khan was not seen lighting up but with Dangal coming up the actor is quite nervous Top News Smoking kills and according to Aamir Khan it also has the ability to kill nervousness For almost a year Aamir Khan was not seen lighting up However with a new film coming up in December the actor has picked up his old habit again Apparently it happens every time when his film is about to hit the screen “Before every release Aamir gets very nervous and starts smoking It had happened during PK Dhoom 3 and Talaash as well Now that he has got into the pre-release phase his nervousness has been growing” said a source close to the Rang De Basanti actor While talking about it he also mentioned that the Dil Chahta Hai actor is not allowed to smoke in front of his son Azad as he hates to see his father holding the cigarette More from the world of Entertainment: “Dangal is a very special film for Aamir Giving in his 100 %…he has also gone through extreme body transformation for the role of ex-wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat” the source added What might be another reason for Aamir Khan’s worry is his statement on intolerance which he made in 2014 at the Ramnath Goenka Awards Although Aamir Khan later made a lot of clarifications that he has no wish to leave India social media found a way to bully the actor by trolls saying they will boycott the film Aamir Khan was recently spotted at the wedding of wrestler Geeta Phogat The superstar will soon be seen playing her on-screen father in DangalThe film has been directed by Nitesh Tiwari and is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters to make it big in the field of wrestling Dangal releases on December 23 2016 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: October 17 2012 3:24 am Related News Indias political elites present a dismal spectacle Like elites in denialthey pity the plumagebut forget the dying birdto borrow Thomas Paines immortal words They fret at the symptomsbut do not address the causes; they blame the messenger but do not go after the culprits; they worry about being declared guilty without a fair hearingwithout introspection on why their credibility is so low It is an elite now so estranged from realitythat it simply does not recognise how the world has changed It is not a world that can be managed by old rules India is on an astonishing cusp; the tragedy is that politiciansfor the most partare not running with the winds of change But they still complain about the dust that is blinding them Delhis corridors of power are now echo chambers of whining Arvind Kejriwal is running a lynch mobthe CAG is taking over the countryenvironmental NGOs have stopped all developmentthe RTI is vexatious and so forth It is as if a vast conspiracy of non-political actors has hamstrung a virtuous political class But the truth is the opposite: it serves the interest of this political class to present itself as victimnow that it has no authority to do business as usual Arvind Kejriwals methods should cause disquiet He does give the impression of a closed circle of certitude: guilt is pronounced with unbreachable confidence Sometimes the lines between political accountability and an inquisition are blurredand often the attacks seem too personalised But whatever the infirmities of the movementwe should not be blindsided by the fact that this mode of seeking accountability is an inevitable consequence of the decimation of institutions You have to feel for Salman Khurshid In a functioning democracy he should not have been subject to a public inquisition Khurshid is a victim But he is not a victim of Kejriwal; he is a victim of his own governments decimation of institutions It is very difficult to trust any institution at the moment The credibility of most commissions of inquiry is low; the CBI does not inspire public confidence In a functioning democracySalman Khurshid would not have had to answer charges in the way he did The grant was made by a ministry; it should have been up to that ministry to assure Parliament that due diligence was being exercised When institutions are decimatedthe lines between innocence and guilt will be blurred But has any party given the slightest hint it wants to restore credibility to institutions But the myopia does not stop at the decimation of institutions Even competitive politics is proving weaker than the forces of collusion between political parties You can accuse Arvind Kejriwal of personalising the anti-corruption crusade But can you name a single political party that is willing to run on an imaginative anti-corruption platform that promises institutional change Forget Robert Vadra for a minute The structural issue is this: will any political party raise the issue of how land has been allotted to real estate companies over the years Expecting Om Prakash Chautala to hold Bhupinder Singh Hooda accountable for real estate allocations would be wishful thinking of the highest order The irrigation scam in Maharashtra is absolutely unconscionable Is any political party serious about forcing accountability for the scam The BJP did make a song and dance about Coalgate; but it was all done through methods that amounted to a large pantomimewhere no truth could be discovered because no institution could be allowed to function The public is not clamouring for a witch hunt But this is a moment where an imaginative political movement could transform the underlying shift in sentiment towards institutional regeneration Has one party stood up and said: we will do real estate regulation differently Or restore credibility to institutions In other countriesthe crisis of corruption leads at least some political party to put out a forward-looking agenda of institutional reform During the progressive movementit led to the dismantling of party machines at the municipal levelgreater intra party-democracycreation of new institutions and so forth In Brazil recentlysuccessive presidents have run on anti-corruption platformsbut then translated them into proper institutional channels: Lulas closest aides were recently indicted for corruption The danger to Indian democracy is not Kejriwals closed circle of certitude; it is the closed circle of institutional complicity that makes it so hard to embed anti-corruption in any political setting This closed circle is compounded by the fact that the other locations of institutional regeneration are quite ambiguous The media has proved to be a double-edged sword It is fomenting passionbut it is not exactly a reliable ally in producing the whole truth Sections of the media are politically motivated; it too has perfected the art of trial by anecdote In addition to political parties and the mediathe third site of a progressive shift would be pressure from the topwhere Indias rich and powerful decide that it is in their long-term interest to have a regime of rules rather than a regime of deals But Indian capital does not have that imagination yet; nor does it have a broader visionlike Henry Ford didof being able to align its prosperity with the flourishing of Indias rising classes from the bottom As a resultit insecurely latches on to to the coat-tails of a political class whose fortunes are fast fading Kejriwals politics is not to be understood in personalised terms; his limitations are beside the point He is a symptom of a suffocating systemnot the cause of its decline The danger is that Kejriwal might forget three things Firsthis spectacle still does not have wide traction His movement is still very much a Delhi-based spectacle His economic message is still quite obscurantistalthough his readiness to put decentralisation on the agenda is tantalising The politics of spectacle threatens to obscure these underlying issuesand may unleash the clamour for an authoritarian form of cleansing no one may be able to control But the political class has to recognise that no one has tied its hands It has tied itself into so many knots that the only card it knows how to play is the card of victimhood Kejriwal did not destroy the CBIhe did not destroy Parliamentand he has not prevented parliamentary committees from functioning And he is not preventing anyone else from taking on the mantle of progressive reform When a countrys power elite plays victimit is a sure sign that they have truly lost it The writerpresident of the Centre for Policy Researchis contributing editor?quickly reacted and deleted the tweet. The district Congress has declared its support for the demonstration,where he powered the side to a runner-up spot in the Bangladesh League,he stayed with Al-Ramms Mirbih (2004-06), Stating that the officials were not agreeing to a two-storeyed building and said only one-storey would suffice and he wanted to deliberate on the issue, Consequently, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: February 18, who awakens from his Egyptian tomb. For all the latest Pune News.

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