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The fall of the rupee, Earlier this year, They were held guilty of killing Vinod’s wife Rekha in 1997, How can I tell which are socially acceptable and which are not? This is an excellent question I will provide you with a guide to the American inequality map to help you avoid embarrassment Academic inequality is socially acceptable It is perfectly fine to demonstrate that you are in the academic top 1 per cent by wearing a PrincetonHarvard or Stanford sweatshirt Ancestor inequality is not socially acceptable It is not permissible to go around bragging that your family came over on the Mayflower and that you are descended from generations of Throgmorton-Winthrops who bequeathed a legacy of good breeding and fine manners Fitness inequality is acceptable It is perfectly fine to wear tight workout sweats to show the world that pilates have given you buns of steel These sorts of displays are welcomed as evidence of your commendable self-discipline and reproductive merit Moral fitness inequality is unacceptable It is out of bounds to boast of your superior chastityintegrityhonour or honesty Insteadone must respect the fact that we are all morally equalthough our behaviour and ethical tastes may differ Sports inequality is acceptable It is normal to wear a Yankees jerseyor the emblem of any big budget team The fact that your favourite sports franchise regularly grounds opponents into dust is a signal of your overall prowess Church inequality is unacceptable It would be uncouth to wear a Baptist or Catholic or Jewish jersey to signal that people of your faith are closer to God It is wrong to look down on other faiths on the grounds that their creeds are erroneous Income inequality is acceptable If you are a star baseball playerit is socially acceptable to sell your services for $25 million per year (after allyou have to do whats best for your family) If you are a star CEOits no longer quite polite to receive an $18 million compensation packagebut everybody who can still does it Spending inequality is less acceptable If you make $1 billionit helps to go to work in jeans and black T-shirts It helps to live in Omaha and eat in diners If you make $200000 a yearit is acceptable to spend money on any room previously used by servantslike the kitchenbut it is vulgar to spend on any adult toy that might give superficial pleasurelike a Maserati Technological inequality is acceptable If you are the sort of person who understands the latest hardware and software advanceswho knows the latest appsit is acceptable to lord your superior connoisseurship over the aged relics who do not understand these things Cultural inequality is unacceptable If you are the sort of person who attends opera or enjoys Ibsen playsit is not acceptable to believe that you have a more refined sensibility than people who like Lady GagaKe$ha or graffiti Travel inequality is acceptable It is perfectly normal to have separate check-in lines and boarding procedures for airline patrons who have achieved GoldPlatinumDouble Ruby or Sun God status Supermarket inequality is unacceptable It would not be permissible to have separate checkout lines at the grocery store for obese frequent buyers who consume a lot of Twinkies Vocation inequality is acceptable so long as you dont talk about it Surgeons have more prestige than valet parkersbut we do not acknowledge this On the other handethnic inequality believing one group is better than another is unacceptable (this is one of our cultures highest achievements) Dear visitorwe are a democraticegalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other Have a nice stay For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Shillong | Published: June 4 2010 12:29 pm Related News There has been “significant progress” in the peace talks held between the Centre and the NSCN(IM) in Nagaland and the outfit has been invited for the next round of parleys in DelhiUnion Home Secretary G K Pillai said here “The talks have progressed well The other day interlocutor R S Pandey and Mr Muivah met in Kohima Thereafter they have issued a press statement I do not need to say morebecause they are the ones who are directly involved” Pillai said “I think significant progress has been made in this round of talks” he saidadding”Mr Muivah has been requested to come forward for further talks” The Centre and the NSCN(IM) had on June 1 held peace talks for the first time in Nagaland where the contentious issue of integration of Naga-inhabited areasas demanded by the outfitcame up A 12-member NSCN(IM) team led by its general secretary T Muivah who participated in the nearly three-hour long talks acknowledged the difficulties of the Centre in certain areas on the Naga issue For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Minxin Pei | Published: July 1 2013 11:17 pm Related News The drama underlines the absence of strategic trust between China and the US The unfolding drama centered on Edward Snowdena former computer systems administrator for the US National Security Agency (NSA)who leaked sensitive and damaging information on the United Statess secret cyber surveillance programme called PRISMcontinues to rivet the world Much has been said about Snowdens motivestacticsand the effects of his leaks on Americas top-secret spying programme But as his flight from American authorities continueshe is also helping stir up tensions among great powers Just days agothe US secretary of state John Kerry blasted China and Russia for not cooperating with Washingtons request for detaining and extraditing Snowden It may be too early to say whether China or Russia will bear the brunt of Americas ire But at this stageWashington has plenty to be upset about with China Less than three weeks agoPresident Barack Obama and Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping had an informal relationship-building summit in Californiaan event that was supposed to ease tensions between the two countries Unfortunatelywith the intrusion of the Snowden AffairUS-China relations faced an unexpected test From the moment Snowden landed in Hong Kongit was clear that China was going to benefit from his presence and the political embarrassment from his revelations about Americas global cyber eavesdropping programme Now that Snowden is no longer in the Chinese territoryit is worth taking a step back and analysing what China has got from this incident Of the most immediate interest to American authorities is the treasure trove of classified materials Snowden brought to Hong Kong four laptop computers and a USB drive There are conflicting reports in the press regarding whether Chinese intelligence agents were able to gain access to Snowden and his computer Some claim that Chinese intelligence services have drained the hard drives on his computers Others insist that Snowden was with his Hong Kong protectors all the time and had never been approached by Chinese intelligence agents It is impossible to establish the truth at this point Probably Snowden himself does not know Chinese agents could have got into his room and copied his hard drive while he was asleep It is unlikely that the Chinese would gladly let Snowden leave without having laid their hands on the secrets he brought with him While the classified computer data harvested from Snowden might be of tremendous intelligence valuethe Snowden affair has given China a huge windfall in political terms Until Snowden leaked the American National Security Agencys PRISM cyber espionage programmeChina had been identified as the worst offender in conducting cyber attacks Now the table has been turned on the US Snowdens claims about the National Security Agencys cyber attacks on Chinas mobile networks and universities have inflamed Chinese public opinion (one reason why Beijing would have never considered allowing Hong Kong to comply with Washingtons demand on Snowdens arrest promptly) The United States government has lost its moral high ground in confronting the cyber attacks originating from China In the near futureWashington will find it hard to raise this painful subject with Beijing in bilateral meetings One can imagine that each time American officials try to broach the subject with a list of attacks blamed on the Chinese militarytheir Chinese counterparts would counter it by producing their own list of attacks attributed to the NSA and the CIA But even if China may gain tactically from the Snowden affairthe benefits are likely to be modest and temporary The NSA and the CIA will almost certainly take immediate measures to minimise the damage done to the security and reliability of their surveillance systems caused by the Snowden affairthus reducing the value of the information or secrets gained by the Chinese intelligence services The political damage done to Americas image and moral authority will dissipate in months China may be able to skirt the issue of cyber espionage in its diplomatic discussions with the US for nowbut if Chinese cyber espionage directed against civilian American companies continues to dominate news headlinesBeijing will have no choice but to sit down with Washington and prevent this issue from further undermining the broader bilateral relationship So if we have to judge whether the Sino-American relationship has weathered the Snowden affair unscathedthe verdict will have to be that this is a clear setback for both Washington and Beijing This incident again proves that there is no strategic trust between the two great powers The leaked information exposes their fierce competition in cyber space Howeverthe damage done to US-China relations by the Snowden affair is likely to be limited Washington might take some minor retaliatory actions against Beijing just to show its anger But the Snowden storm will quickly pass Policy-makers in Beijing and Washington are mature enough to understand that cyber espionage is a game they have to play and do their best to avoid getting caught red-handed The writer is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna CollegeUSand non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 5 2017 3:05 am Top News CBI Special Court of Shashi Bala Chauhan on Saturday framed charges of corruption against Gurdeep Singh who was working as accountant general Punjab and UT at district courts Sector 43 here He was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on October 7 last year for demanding a bribe of Rs 1500 Gurdeep had earlier been granted bail by a local court on October 10 last year A resident of Ludhiana Kesar Singh complained to the agency that Gurdeep had demanded Rs 1500 from him to clear his loan file He asked Kesar Singh to come to his office to give the money Kesar complained to the CBI which laid a trap and arrested Gurdeep He was caught red-handed by the CBI For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Published: October 5 2017 9:22 pm If Murali Vijay gets going at the top with Mukund Tamil Nadu would be well served (Source: File) Top News Boosted by the presence of Test players R Ashwin and Murali Vijay Tamil Nadu will be looking to start its Ranji Trophy campaign on a strong note in its Group ‘C’ fixture against Andhra Pradesh in Chennai on Friday The former champions would start favourites against the visiting side led by Hanuma Vihari and comprising a mix of experienced players and youngsters The home team led by Abhinav Mukund would eye for a strong start to the tournament which is back to the home and away format after the trial of neutral venues concept last season Weather would also hold a key with the city receiving rainfall in the past two days Ashwin and Vijay would be expected to use their experience and make important contributions to the team The hosts boasts of a strong batting line-up comprising M Kaushik Gandhi who scored heavily in the previous season the talented young Baba brothers – Indrajith and Aparajith — and flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan If the stylish Vijay who has been out of the national side since the Australia series owing to injury gets going at the top with Mukund Tamil Nadu would be well served Ashwin is coming off an impressive performance for Worcestershire in the English County circuit and his inputs could be crucial for the young spinners in the squad including the fast improving M S Washington Sundar The lanky spinning all-rounder can also be handy with the willow and it would be interesting to see which position he gets to bat The pitch at the M A Chidambaram Stadium has usually favoured the slower bowlers K Vignesh would spearhead the pace attack which also includes L Vignesh and newcomer V Lakshman while Ashwin leads the spinners also featuring Sundar Rahil Shah and Malolan Rangarajan Tamil Nadu coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar said he was happy with the pre-season preparations adding that the focus would be on playing good cricket “We had a good camp in Deharadun where we worked on all the departments and fitness It was good preparation for the new season” he told PTI He said the Andhra was a good team “The Andhra team is a balanced one and we can expect a good match” he added The Vihari-led side has got a good mixture of youth and experience which includes former India international Y Venugopala Rao Apart from Rao DB Ravi Teja and Vijay Kumar were players who would have a big role to play while a bunch of youngsters can infuse energy to the team Vihari would hope to lead from the front and expect for solid performances from Rao the talented Ricky Bhui and B Sumanth The bowling unit led by Vijay Kumar and B Ayyappa has its work cut out against a formidable Tamil Nadu batting line-up and holds the key for the team’s fortunes For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 31 2017 3:37 pm Rory McIlroy will have a new caddie on his bag at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational this week (Source: AP) Top News Rory McIlroy has sacked his long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday ending a partnership that took the Northern Irishman to four major titles and the top of the world rankings McIlroy will have a new caddie on his bag at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational this week after ending his nine-year relationship with his fellow Irishman the source who did not want to be named said There was no immediate response from McIlroy’s management to an e-mailed request for comment late on Sunday Phil Mickelson parted ways with his caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay earlier this month after a 25-year partnership that netted the American five major titles Fitzgerald’s sacking which McIlroy is expected to confirm on his arrival at Firestone Country Club in Akron Ohio comes barely a week after he publicly thanked his bagman for jolting him into gear when he made a poor start to the British Open McIlroy who won his last major at the 2014 US PGA Championship employed Fitzgerald in 2008 shortly after turning professional The pair enjoyed a brilliantly successful partnership as McIlroy took over from Tiger Woods as the game’s dominant force and became world number one “He has taken me from 200 in the world to major champion” McIlroy said of Fitzgerald in 2011 At the British Open at Royal Birkdale earlier this month McIlroy again heaped praise on Fitzgerald who delivered some blunt words to his boss after the Northern Irishman started the tournament with a string of bogeys After fighting back to shoot one-over 71 in the first round McIlroy told reporters that Fitzgerald had done a “great job” It now looks like the British Open was Fitzgerald’s swan song with McIlroy who flirted with contention in the final round before finishing equal fourth Forbes estimated that Fitzgerald earned $165 million from his cut of McIlroy’s prize money over the 12 months to June this year For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Jammu | Published: September 15 2017 8:04 am (Source: Google Maps) Related News A BSF constable was killed as Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the International Border in Arnia and adjoining R S Pura sectors near Jammu during wee hours of Friday Sources said that trouble erupted when Pakistani mortar shells suddenly broke an eerie silence along the border in Arnia sector at around 110 am Following which three BSF outposts- S M Base Budwar and Nikkowal- were targetted Identifying the deceased constable as Bajinder Bahadur of Uttar Pradesh sources said that he was posted at Border Out Post (BOP) Chenaz He succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital Panic erupted in nearby villages as mortar shells fired from across the border fell near residential areas A mortar shell fell on the house of a Kesar Ram at Devigarh partially damaging the building However no loss of life was reported The firing soon spread to R S Pura sector where Pakistani Rangers fired two bursts of mortar shells at BSF outposts Jugnuvhak and Jai Kishan No loss of life or property was reported in this area BSF retaliated in both the sectors While firing in R S Pura had stopped it was going on at intermittent intervals in Arnia For the last four months Pakistan has violated ceasefire along the border almost everyday Nearly a dozen people including Army and BSF personnel have been killed so far and many were left injured Over 4000 people migrated from their native places in the wake of such incidents Last Wednesday two BSF personnel were among four people injured in mortar shelling at various places along the Line of Control in Poonch district Two porters were injured in Pakistani firing in Poonch sector on September 7 The continued incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has already led to suspension of cross LoC travel and trade between people living in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir for the last over two months For all the latest Jammu News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: June 10 2014 12:12 am Related News This refers to Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s ‘Know your ministries’ (IE June 9) Though the article about how various ministries function in India was written in a light vein it is absolutely true that they do the opposite of what their name suggests Most ministries are otiose and their absence rather than their presence would be useful More often than not they prove to be roadblocks rather than facilitators in policy matters It is also true that in most cases?” said the DCP.

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