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possibly saving on maintenance costs and improving the safety of the railway, and it worked well. She says she keeps on going back to the project to look for casting and in the meantime is also writing for a couple directors. “Then I did roles such as the ones in a ‘Bani – Ishq Da Kalma’ and ‘Sonpari’,and society at large. Speaking at a meeting with senior editors of leading international news agencies Thursday, “London, However, meeting international standards. But for his decisive stance.

Gadot shares her experience on being a small city actor and the journey upto being the face on Times Square." On Friday, “We all have high hopes from this film,who had gone public more than once against Mamata? Everyone’s given up on a superhero changing the world.we raided Gupta? download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:? the Indian Railways have finally decided to place control of the two colonial-era heritage trains—both designated UNESCO properties—under separate and dedicated management units.This is how the new order unpacks: Management and operations of the two toy trains will be yanked out of the administrative control of the divisional headquarters of the Indian Railways and brought under the charge of dedicated and separate administrative units File image of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Image courtesy: PIB “An initiative that will help preserve practices systems and processes of the rail operations of yore; as it will provide a boost to local economy and tourism In simple terms the brand of these two trains will get revived” rail enthusiast and former financial commissioner Sanjay Mukherjee told Firstpost In a space of 26 years from 1881 to 1907 the erstwhile British rulers built and started operations on five hill routes Three of these—the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) apart from the Kalka-Shimla and the Nilgiri trains—have been designated “UNESCO properties” The fourth—the Matheran Light Railways—is on the tentative UNESCO list The DHR in 2007 was the first of the hill railways to have had a dedicated management unit set up to manage its affairs The UNESCO mandate has been that a similar model be made applicable for the remaining two hill rail properties that the organisation has accredited Heritage conservation has not been a high priority area for the Indian Railways Until the late sixties the Indian Railways had had approximately 11000 steam engines in running condition in its inventory With a vast majority of these having been cut up and sold off as scrap in the following decades it has no more than 25 steam engines The hanging clocks visible at railway stations in the first two decades of the country’s Independence; telephone sets the uniforms or caps that railways employees or officers wore have mostly disappeared Some of these items sometimes pop up in the flea markets of Delhi or Kolkata Compare this with the scenario in the Western world The United Kingdom has preserved 1000 steam engines and operates 100 such trains on heritage lines In recent years the country has closed electricity-run trains to replace these by steam-run trains Majority of the steam routes in the country are financially viable Thailand—which had a maximum of 200 engines at the peak of its steam era—has preserved 10 locomotives Four of these are operated as “time-tabled” run trains In as tiny a country as Switzerland there exist 100 kilometers of steam lines The Indian Railways carries 24 million passengers and operates 19000 trains each day across its network of 65500 kilometers: The fourth largest in the world “Given the pressure of its operations heritage conservation activities have remained a low priority for railway officials “While the decision to set up dedicated administrative units for Kalka-Shimla and Nilgiri is a step in the right direction it does not provide for a complete and lasting solution to the challenges facing heritage conservation” according to JL Singh secretary of the Delhi-based Rail Enthusiasts Society Singh’s contentions apparently are based on the international experience in respect of rail heritage conservation In a majority of the Western world tasks of heritage preservation are managed by independent entities such as trusts Europe has the Federation of Museums and Tourist Railways (FEDIC) while the United Kingdom has the Rail Heritage Trust Such tasks in Australia are managed by an organisation called “Puffing Billy” in Australia: Named after one of the country’s famous steam locomotive “By temperament or training railways officials are least suited for heritage conservation tasks We have proposed that such tasks be brought under the control of an “independent entity” with representation from a cross section of individuals such as rail enthusiasts volunteers or government representatives” Singh said Under the current dispensation the 172-year-old state-owned transporter has its best chance to revive its heritage Railways Minister Piyush Goyal is apparently sensitive to conservation needs At his initiative rail employees have been asked to move out of the iconic Chattrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) at Mumbai— earlier known as the Victoria Terminus (VT)—to make space for a museum Ashwani Lohani chairman of Railway Board (CRB) has also been keen on heritage conservation: He is credited to have single-handedly set up a steam shed at Rewari a two-and-a-half hour drive from the capital Approximately 10 steam engines have been rehabilitated at the Rewari shed over past few years Last October the railways also started a steam run on the Delhi-Rewari route powered by the “Fairy Queen” the world’s oldest steam engine It looks like there is going to be a battle of icons versus counter-icons in poll bound Uttar Pradesh As the euphoria surrounding the festival of Dussehra ebbs away and the election fever catches up in North India it seems that the historic Ram versus Ravana battle is going to besidelined This time around the God-incarnate king of Ayodhya Lord Ram will be pitted against Dalit icons like EV Ramasamy Periyar Jyotiba Phule or BR Ambedkar There is a strong possibility that the Samajwadi Party (SP) would play along with BJP’s brand of ‘soft Hindutva’politics The reason behind such a move is not that difficult to perceive The SP would not hesitate to rediscover socialist ideologue Ram Manhohar Lohia’s love for Lord Ram as a ready made antidote to BJP’smove of constructing a Ram museum TheBSP supremo Mayawati on the other hand cannot tread the same path Adept at discovering powerful Dalit icons all across the state in the past two decades shecannot let BJP’s narrative go unchallenged It seems that BJP has lost the plot in the country’s most populous state PTI If you have any doubt scratch your memory and recall the events that took place post 2 June 1995 that saw the coalition of the BSP-BJP alliance install Mayawati as the chief minister for the first time A group of BJP leaders acted as saviours for Mayawati who was literally under siege for hours on end surrounded by goons unleashed by Mulayam Singh Yadav’s SP The bonhomie between BJP-BSP was all too evident as Mayawati tied rakhis (ties of a sisterly bond) to two BJP leaders – Murli Manohar Joshi and Lalji Tandon But that dramatic move was the end of it In less than a month she unravelled her agenda and began to name parks and museums after social reformers known for their iconoclastic deposition Though the Babri mosque had been demolished the Ayodhya issue and Lord Ram were still at theirprime in the Hindutva agenda Back then Mayawati’s tactical shift caught the Hindutva leaders practically off guard For instance in UP’s collective consciousness Periyar was an unknown entity Within a month of taking over as chief minister – with the help of BJP’s support – Mayawatistirred the hornets’ nest by declaring the launch of a Periyar memorial and study centre The objective behind the move was to conduct comprehensive research on the preachings of Periyar whose powerful exposition countering Ramayana’s narrative had led to the emergence of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu A saffron clad social reformer known for his radical views against godliness and the greatness of Ram Periyar’s name evoked strong protests from the Hindutva fold But Mayawati remained unfazed Over the past two years she establishedPeriyar and Maharashtrian social reformer Phule as counter-icons to Hindu gods Phule consistently challenged the Brahmanical vision of the Hindu religion and outrightly rejected the dogmas and rituals associated with it much to the chagrin of the Chitpavan Brahmins of Maharashtra Of late Periyar and Phule have acquired iconic statuses in the Dalits’ consciousness – for breaking the exploitative clutches of the upper castes particularly the Brahmins These leaders weaved an effective narrative and discovered new idioms thatran counter to the preachings of established religious Hindu texts like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata At first glance the BJP seems to be caught up in a time warp The party’s decision to cash in on Ram by declaring to build a museum in his name is a puerile political act on many counts Perhaps BJP’s poll strategists have greater faith in the naivety of people than in relying on their own politics Since 1993 the issue of Ram and Ayodhya has only brought diminishing returns for the party Then why did the BJP rely on an issue which is rendered electorally futile It seems thatBJP haslost the plot in the country’s most populous state The manner in which BJP president Amit Shah has been roping in those with criminal antecedents within the Hindutva fold across the state has turned the partyas much of a pro-criminal unitas any other regional outfits in the state At the same time some of the most discredited leaders from other parties are getting attracted towards the BJP Curiously enough a group of BJP strategists see this trend as a sign of the party’s accretion of strength In reality though BJP has already lost the battle of perception in a state where people’s yearning for change is quite discernible In the present political scenario the BJP seems to be emulating its adversaries in the worst possible manner As the elections draw nearer the party seems to be drifting aimlessly and desperately using all tricks to gain some ground The plan to build a museum for Lord Ram is one such stratagem crafted to exploit the emotional aspect of the Hindu electorate By all accounts it is a strategy too clever by half whose hollowness will be exposed sooner rather than later It would be beyond the BJP’s capacity to turn the museum for Lord Ram into a movement for the liberation of an idol of Ram Lala held captive in the sixteenth century Babri Mosque at Ayodhya Similarly Mayawati and her BSP would pose a challenge which is far more formidable than adversaries like VP Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav Even surveys for UP conducted and commissioned by the BJP for internal consumption have cautioned the party leadership against directly taking on Mayawati as it would drift the extremely backward classes (EBCs) away from the Hindutva fold Needless to say then that if Lord Ram is pitted against Periyar Phule or Ambedkar Mayawati would emerge as the clear winner But self-delusion is an affliction that rarely gets cured The BJP’s inability to recognise its own limitations will prove to be its nemesis in the upcoming UP electionswith the help of his two relatives, The irregularities committed by PSIEC in checking the plan and other documents related to construction was also pointed out.

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