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It is perfectly normal to be nervous. The series titled ‘Mantri-Tantri’ has been running for the past 30 weeks and the publication found itself facing not just a defamation suit but also muscle-flexing from the ruling party after party men allegedly disrupted supply of the publication in their districts. “I’m in #Heaven on #Earth!?#Kashmir #Srinagar #Love #Peace #Brotherhood #Music” he said In a later tweet Sami expressed his feelings on meeting Kashmiri artists “I really enjoyed meeting d amazing local Artists It was delightful talking with them Felt as if we knew each other from ages The love?, Zelenyi told Science that this is still just an IKI proposal and is not yet funded. though with the bonus data this is extended to 750 GB data free for a period of one year. BJP parliamentary party chairman L K Advani, so I can’t really blame them. Speaking at the Navsari Agricultural University campus in Bharuch, Taking a dig at Congress, the same as the residence of actor Amitabh Bachchan.

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Though SRA department approves proposals on the basis of 70 per cent consent, 2009 5:48 am Related News Nearly a week after city resident Anita Pal was reportedly abducted,they told me that she had not reached home, said Lal Mani Palwhile adding that a missing report was lodged with the Mahanagar police station on the following day For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRepublicans in Congress have vowed to roll back a controversial new rule expanding the number of workers eligible for overtime pay when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January 2017 And a federal judge has already blocked implementation of the rule which covers postdoctoral researchers and was supposed to take effect on 1 December But the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda Maryland says that regardless of those developments it will move ahead tomorrow with its plan to raise the stipends of certain biomedical postdocs so they aren’t affected by the rule The overtime rule released this past May requires overtime pay for workers earning less than $47476—more than what many postdocs earned at the time In response NIH announced this past August that it would increase the starting stipends of postdoctoral fellows on the Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)—one of NIH’s bread-and-butter training awards—to $47484 from $43692 It also offered a one-time supplement for grant recipients to meet the pay difference (NIH did not offer specific guidance regarding pay for postdocs funded through non-NRSA avenues) Now despite the political and legal drama around the rule NIH is sticking with its plan Michael Lauer NIH’s deputy director for extramural research wrote in a blog post on 23 November “If there are any changes we will alert the community” Lauer wrote ScienceInsider in an email Some Republicans in Congress have said they would like to overturn the overtime rule early in the next Congress that convenes in January by using a rarely invoked law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) But that might require lawmakers to adjourn earlier next month than they had originally planned so that the regulation becomes vulnerable to disapproval under the CRAWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Updated: January 3 2016 12:21 pm When she turned 50 Uma Upadhye began learning Hindu scriptures and trained to be a priest Top News Uma Upadhye 75 is pottering around her apartment in Thane She has been up since dawn completing household chores and getting things in order for a laghu rudra puja performed to worship Shiva in her house “What happened at Shanishingnapur was wrong Why should women be disallowed from any premise of a temple” says Upadhye On November 29 when a woman entered the chauthara (platform) to offer prayers to the idol at the Shanishingnapur temple in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district horrified priests performed a “purification” ritual which in turn caused an outcry Traditionally for years women have been prohibited from entering the inner chamber of the temple but that is slowly changing Upadhye has reason for taking umbrage — she is a priest learned in the rites to perform Hindu marriages funerals pujas and the Vedas; a woman in a field dominated by men “In all these years not once has anyone questioned or criticised me for performing the puja even though I am a woman My experience has been that Maharashtra at least the urban belt is quite progressive I am sure there will be a gradual change in the hinterland too” says Upadhye who began studying scriptures at 50 when she sought voluntary retirement from her job as an auditor in the state government’s auditor-general’s office Her father and father-in-law played a big role in encouraging Upadhye to train as a priest “I was never very spiritual But after taking voluntary retirement there was a void in my life I was not interested in kitty parties and shopping At their behest I joined a class to learn the Vedas and puja I increasingly felt at peace” she says Dressed in a sari with flowers in her hair Upadhye says this time of the year the Hindu calendar month of Margashirsha is a lean period “I am usually very busy in the months of Shravan Bhadrapad and Ashwin going to other people’s houses with my group of stree purohits (women priests) to perform pujas there” she says Satisfied with her preparations for the puja the septuagenarian sits ramrod straight declaiming Sanskrit mantras in a clear strong voice; 10 other women priests accompany her She makes an offering of flowers sacred threads vermilion performs a doodh abhishek cleansing the deity with milk and lights an incense stick Upadhye spends the next couple of hours in deep concentration Upadhye is one of several women in Maharashtra who over the past two decades have mastered the scriptures attained priesthood and regularly travel to offer their services “We are more sincere than our male counterparts It could be because we are more devoted to god but it is also because we have a constant fear of being judged for being a woman doing what has historically been a man’s job” says Upadhye seated in her prayer room a small enclosure in her two-bedroom apartment Upadhye’s day begins at 530 am to prepare breakfast and lunch for her 80-year-old husband a lawyer who still practices; she also packs a tiffin for her daughter a doctor After cleaning the house she performs an elaborate puja Then she steps out to perform her duties as a priest Today at least 25 families spread across Thane Dombivali and Badlapur regularly call her home to perform a number of rituals especially laghu rudras and maha rudras for Shiva and sahastravartan for Ganesh On days that she does not have to venture out she spends her time revising and reciting her scriptures On Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays she sharpens her recitation of the rudras verses for Shiva; on Sundays it is the saurasukta for the sun and on other days it is the Ganapati Atharvasheersha and Sri Sukta and the Purusha Sukta verses in the Rig Veda A few days later as the laghu rudra puja finally draws to a close she draws a swastika on the wooden chaurang and offers a plate of pedas in front of the idol The small stack of books filled with Sanskrit verses that she had kept next to her as a reference has mostly remained untouched With an effort she heaves herself up letting out a relieved sigh as the blood returns to her legs cramped sore from sitting continuously for nearly three hours “Please sit on a chair the next time” a younger woman purohit says to Upadhye She firmly retorts “Absolutely not As long as my body works I will do everything properly It is after all god’s grace” She firmly retorts “Absolutely not As long as my body works I will do everything properly It is after all god’s grace” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: March 6 2009 3:19 am Related News Of lateMumbai has been under the Kylie Minogue hangover On Tuesdayit spread to the sets of Blue at Film City in Goregaon Everyone from the technician to the director Anthony DSouza wanted to pose for a photograph with her Kylie was shooting for a club number alongside Akshay Kumar and it was a delight to see her do the Bollywood jhatkas Akshay looked dapper in an embroidered-beige suit and tattered denims while Kylie in a Manish Malhotra ensemble and blue eye shadow looked straight out a disaster movie of the 80s Bummer The pop diva looked more like a reality TV dancer than the sensation she really is For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News

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