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Punjab Police has registered a case against Mann on the complaint that he and his supporters had allegedly misbehaved with mediapersons at a rally in Bassi Pathana in Fatehgarh Sahib district on September 1. integrity of the Advocate(s) concerned including his/her participation in pro bono work; reported judgments in which the concerned Advocate(s) had appeared; the number of such judgments for the last five years”, But the latest pictures are in contradiction with rumours that indicated a dual-edge display in Mi Note 2.The display reveals MIUI-like OS reinforcing it is indeed a Xiaomi smartphone The smartphone revealed in pictures miss the usual navigation/home button at the bottom and front camera lens at the top setting it apart current offerings in the market However the new set of images do not show back of the smartphone so we’ll have to wait and see if the dual-rear camera is indeed true Xiaomi Mi Note 2’s dual-rear camera setup was first spotted in ateaser trailer for the smartphoneby Playfuldroid The positioning of the camera sensors is on the upper left corner similar to the iPhone 7 Plus Earlier leaks have given out specifications for the device as well The Mi Note 2 is said to come witha Snapdragon 821 SoC chip and feature a 55-inch OLED display The smartphone is expected to come in two combinations based on storage – 6GB RAM/ 64GB ROM and 8GB RAM/ 256GB ROM Read:Xiaomi’s new teaser on Mi Note 2 reveals dual camera setup Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is said to support QuickCharge 30 technology The front home button was said to double as a fingerprint scanner but this clearly doesn’t looks to be the case in the new set of pictures The phone is expected to sport a metal unibody design and Xiaomi is also expected to drop the external memory support for the device An earlier leaked image of the Mi Note 2 has hinted at the device featuring a dual curved display with a Quad-HD resolution According to a Phoneradar report the phone will come in two variants based on display – one with dual curved screen and another with a flat screen The flat screen variant will get a full HD resolution while the dual curved display will featurea Quad-HD resolution The report further claimed that the Mi Note 2 will cost 2499 Yuan (approx Rs 25000) for the 64GB variant and 2799 Yuan (approx Rs 28000) for the 128GB variant Read:Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sales in India hit 23 million since launch It is unclear if Xiaomi will bring the Mi Note 2 to India as the company does not usually bring high-end smartphones to the Indian market The company has seen significant success with its Redmi Note 3 smartphone in India which has emerged as a best-selling device for the company here For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 16 2017 5:36 pm Pongal means “overflow” or “boiling over” and also denotes the slow and gradual heating of the earth by the sun (Source: Reuters) Top News The harvest festival of Pongal is one of the most significant Hindu festivals that are celebrated by Indians across the world Especially in South India this four-day festival is celebrated in the month of Thai which is when crops like rice are harvested and people show their gratitude for the bountiful Also known as Thai Pongal this year the festival falls on January 14 People begin the festivities by boiling the harvested rice and offering it to the Sun God as a symbol of thanksgiving The celebrations begin on the last day of the Tamil Maargazhi month to the third day of the Thai month Pongal means “overflow” or “boiling over” and also denotes the slow and gradual heating of the earth by the sun Read |Pongal 2017 Wishes: Best Pongal SMS WhatsApp Facebookmessages WATCH VIDEO |Despite SC Ban Villagers Organise Jallikattu In Alanganallur Customs and traditions During Pongal celebrations Tamilians across India and the world make kolams or traditional designs in their homes using coloured powders rice powder or white stone powder The kolams are drawn to welcome Lakshmi the goddess of wealth prosperity and happiness into the houses Following which they prepare a sweetened dish using rice jaggery and lentils as a part of the customary celebrations this day People offer worship and a part of their first harvest to the Sun God People also prefer to get married in this auspicious month Read |Pongal Recipes: Top 3 Special Recipes for The PongalFestival Significance Pongal is celebrated on the last day of the Tamil Maargazhi month and is believed to be the harbinger of good luck bountiful harvest and prosperity The celebrations start on January 14 this year and will go on for four days Each of the four Pongal days has its own significance Bhogi Pongal The first day marking the start of celebrations is dedicated to Indra god People p[repare offerings for Him and a huge bonfire is lit and kept burning throughout the night ‘Bhogi Kottus’ or buffalo-skin drums are beaten as people revel in traditional folk songs and dances Houses are decorated with kolams and cow-dung balls with yellow pumpkin flowers set on them See |Pongal 2017: 10 Beautiful Kolam Designs To Make This Harvestfestival Surya Pongal The second day of the festivities is dedicated to the Sun god A special harvest dish made of rice jaggery turmeric and lentils are made and brought to boil till it spills over in mud pots With sugarcane sticks this special dish called ‘Sakkarai pongal’ is offered to the sun It is believed that Lord Sundareshwar breathed life into a stone elephant in the temple of Madurai on this day Express Photo by Pradeep Kocharekar Mattu Pongal The third day of the festival is to worship and show gratitude for the cattle stock Colourful flower garlands and bells are tied around the necks of cows before they start performing the puja On this day cattle race or jallikattu is commonly practised It has however come under the scanner on grounds of animal cruelty Kaanum Pongal ‘Kaanum’ means to visit On this day people hold grand unions ad get-togethers Brothers convey their respects and tributes to their married-off sisters Landlords offer gifts money and clothes to their tenants People everywhere visit their near and close ones to spend time and celebrate the festival together Legends and mythology Pongal is believed to be the only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar The festival solemnises the Uttarayana or the commencement of the Sun’s six-month journey towards thenorth The festival marks the end of the winters and the start of the spring It is believed that this is when the deities woke up after a six-month sleep and men who expired during this six-month period achieved mukti or moksha According to one of the popular legends Shiva god asked his bull Basava to go to the earth and tell the men of the earth to take an oil bath every day and have food once a month — for six months But in his carelessness Basava conveyed the message that all should eat daily and take an oil bath once every month Infuriated Shiva punished the bull by cursing him to assist humans in ploughing the fields This is why cattle stock is worshipped and tamed in the popular sport Jallikattu Another legend goes that Krishna asked the cowherds to not worship Indra god in order to teach him a lesson Indra’s arrogance had risen after he was made the king of all deities In his anger he made the clouds bring thunderstorms and rains for three days but Krishna protected the people by lifting the Govardhan mountain This made Indra god realise his mistake and Krishna god’s power For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul | Published: December 4 2016 12:10 am A shout from the void: Manglesh Dabral (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) Top News A former journalist Manglesh Dabral is considered among India’s foremost Hindi contemporary poets alongside Uday Prakash and Vinod Kumar Shukla The 68-year-old who received the Sahitya Akademi in 2000 for Hum Jo Dekhte Hain was recently in Mumbai for the Poets Translating Poets festival Excerpts from an interview: Your latest poem Shabdkosh which you read out as part of Poets Translating Poets last week points out how words are losing their meaning but essentially it mirrors the changing times It’s a fast-changing world where we no longer mean what we say For instance ‘love’ is devoid of emotion We no longer term an atrocity as an atrocity ‘Terror’ is more terrifying and there is more fear in ‘fear’ When a powerful figure speaks of ‘a new dawn’ it probably means darkness is nigh Yes the poem speaks of the current mood in India You have been vocal in your criticism of the government and the climate of intolerance You also returned your Sahitya Akademi last year along with several other writers and artistes I have always been against the idea of a totalitarian government and that comes through my works from years ago Tanashahi (2014) was inspired by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of giving speeches His clothing inspired another poem Folk Tale In it a king of a fictional land is known to do things in the right manner and he says he doesn’t like muck of any kind He is particular about what he wears and changes his clothes often sometimes twice or thrice a day because he feels his clothes have a stain And when his reign eventually ends his clothes go down in history His era is remembered as the time of dirty and stained clothes You have closely experienced Emergency as a journalist How do you look back at the time It was a very dark period yes It was clear that if you wrote against the state it will punish you even jail you What sets it apart from the current time is the uncertainty Will you be jailed shot or be branded an anti-national People cannot even speak against demonetisation Writer UR Ananthamurthy a prominent cultural figure was threatened by Modi supporters and asked to go to Pakistan when he criticised him Do you think artistes returning the awards last year made an impact I was attending a TV debate after I returned my award when outside the studio some RSS members told me that the bad press BJP received due to my “ilk” had caused the party to lose the Bihar elections I told them they are overestimating our power But if what they said is true I am happy In this age of aggressive nationalism we are witnessing the re-emergence of the call for ‘Hindi Hindu Hindustan’ Names like Pratap Narain Mishra are being used to bolster the case ‘Hindi Hindu Hindustan’ was Mishra’s creation for the Bhartiya Hindu Mandal But that’s a different debate They wanted a renaissance of the Hindi belt to counter Urdu; they had a love-hate relationship with the British But it didn’t become a movement What we see now with the emergence of communal and ultra-national forces is an attempt at Hinduisation It’s an alarm bell and we need to hear it Only the Dalit Adivasi and women’s movements provide hopes of countering it Your poetry is often political and consumerism is a running theme I am against consumerism and technology I don’t oppose technology but its greatest repercussion has been on memory Memory is crucial for imagination and technology and consumerism destroy it How many people remember what mobile phone they were using two years ago or what clothes they bought last year Along with memory even history is being erased by technology and perhaps only language and literature can counter that How does memory aid imagination Don’t confuse memory with nostalgia Let me explain through a poem that Vishnu Khare wrote about Mayur Vihar a neighbourhood in east Delhi In the poem he says he hears peacocks cry in the mornings This is fictional but is based on his memory of the place Mayur Vihar was once a jungle and peacocks would live there In his poem they visit in search of their old habitat You don’t shy away from using English words in your poetry Some words such as internet or mobile phones are tough to translate in Hindi while maintaining a connect with the reader That said I am not a linguistic puritan It’s only through intermingling that languages can grow richer Your early years in Kaphalpani in Tehri Garhwal have deeply influenced your poetry and they feature in it The place has since changed You have moved away too Has that changed your relationship with your hometown I go to Kaphalpani once a year or so But there is a difference between visiting home and returning The latter doesn’t happen anymore But I don’t grudge cities Kehte hain gaon ki galiyan gaon mein ghoomti hain sheher ki galiyaan baahar le jaate hain (Village life is confining whereas cities lead one to discover and evolve) If you look at history all civilisations have emerged out of cities including the Indus Valley Civilisation Does dispossession which you often address in your poems then stem from your experience of having lived in the hills and seen the life there transform My hometown and its neighbourhood have witnessed large-scale dispossession and displacement The first migration took place in 1911 A man called Gabbar Singh Negi walked for two days to Lansdowne an army recruitment centre He was sent to France by the Britishers where he died in 1913 We have seen major displacements since Of the 12500 villages 2500 are empty People have abandoned farming or have been displaced due to infrastructural projects Three generations on these people will forget their language and roots What makes it important to be rooted Ritwik Ghatak used to say that everyone should keep a piece of their childhood in their pocket The idea of ‘home’ is important to us all Poet Alok Dhanwa aptly says that there’s no charm left in India Today we live in the country like it’s a refugee camp For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 21 2017 10:24 pm Sonam Kapoor’s wearing a pink blossom Elie Saab couture gown for her first red carpet appearance (Source: L’Oreal Paris India/Twitter) Related News After giving us a surprise desi look for the press meet on Day 4 of the Cannes film festival 2017 Sonam Kapoor takes charge of the red carpet like none other Wearing a pink Elie Saab gown with a deep boat neck and a flowing skirt with a small train We know how much she loves drama in her clothes and that’s exactly what those bell sleeves are doing The gown is cinched at the waist with a slim belt that gives it structure ALSO SEE |Sonam Kapoor At Cannes 2017: See All Her Looks Sofar The embellished gown may not be the kind of drama that the Neerja actress had gone for in last year’s appearances but the custom couture ensemble gave her a stunning silhouette @sonamakapoor looking radiant in @ElieSaabWorld & Tint Caresse Rose Blossom blended with Peach Blossom #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/Bl09uM8mTX — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Sister and celebrity stylist Rhea Kapoor accessorised the custom haute couture gown with statement earrings and other custom-made jewellery from Kalyan jewellers and make-up and hair artist Namrata Soni used a palette of rose tints from L’real’s make-up range and though so far we’re not such a huge fan of the make-up per se which looks a bit overboard Kapoor sure is carrying it off with the signature élan that she’s known for All set to sparkle in @ElieSaabWorld and Loreal Makeup #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/xG2Q2MbbzS — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Kapoor’s hair has been styled slightly loose with a low bun at the back accentuating that long neck and collar bones ?FN Souza and Atul Dodiya. 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