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GUJARAT RIOTS: Myth that No one was brought to justice for the riots

Posted on October 8, 2012 - Filed Under  12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media  |  6 Comments FACT:  To claim that “No justice was got in Gujarat for the 2002 riots” is completely untrue. There have been a world record number of convictions. There have been a total of at least 488 convictions, including 374 Hindus and 114 Muslims, according to official records.   It is a world record to see so many people convicted. Here we must remember that for horrible past riots of Gujarat, 1969, 1985, 1990-91,92 in which far far more people were killed and which were far more serious than the 2002 riots, hardly 3 to 4 convictions took place under previous Congress Governments (Janata Dal in 1990 till October 1990 then again Congress till 1995 when Janata Dal merged with Congress).  Yes 3 to 4 convictions only for the worst riots of 1969 and 1985.  In the 1984 riots where at least 3,000 Sikhs were killed, no action was taken against rioters and according to TV channels CNN-IBN and NDTV both, 30

Ipsos Nation Brands IndexSM

Along with Prof. Anholt, we conduct the world’s only  comprehensive global nation brand survey. The Anholt  Ipsos Nation Brands IndexSM (NBI) helps governments,  organizations and businesses understand, measure and  ultimately build a strong national image and reputation. It  measures the power and quality of each country’s ‘brand  image’ by combining the following six dimensions: • Exports—The public’s image of products and services  from each country and the extent to which consumers  proactively seek or avoid products from each country- of-origin. • Governance—Public opinion about national government competency and fairness, as well as its perceived com- mitment to global issues such as peace and security,  justice, poverty and the environment. • Culture and Heritage—Global perceptions of each  nation’s heritage and appreciation for its contemporary  culture, including film, music, art, sport and literature. • People—The population’s reputation for competence,  openness and friendli

India retains 34th rank in Nation Brand Index, US, China lose reputation

India’s reputational strengths came from culture and exports while the country’s relative brand weaknesses were in the people and governance categories. 3 min read   .   29 Oct 2020 Lata Jha The study that analyses nations based on aspects such as exports, governance, culture, people, tourism, immigration and investment, conducted 20,019 interviews online in 20 panel countries with adults aged 18 and above NEW DELHI: India retained its 34th position among 50 nations in the Nation Brand Index (NBI) 2020, conducted by market research firm Ipsos in collaboration with Simon Anholt, an authority on national image. The US which held NBI’s top spot on seven occasions, dropped four positions from the sixth place in 2019 to the 10th this year and China, which had remained stable at 23rd over the past four years, fell 12 spots to the 35th this year, below India. The study that analyses nations based on aspects such as exports, governance, culture, people, tourism, immigration and investment, con

From story designing to storytelling: how brands should engage with customers

By  Madanmohan Rao Nov 7, 2020 This new book shares a range of insights on design thinking and internal capacity building for brand storytelling. Here’s a sample. 0 Launched in 2012, YourStory's  Book Review  section features over 275 titles on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital transformation. See also our related columns  The Turning Point,   Techie Tuesdays,  and  Storybites. Storytelling, marketing, branding, design thinking, and employee advocacy come together in this handy business communication book by Miri Rodriguez,  Brand Storytelling: Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story. The 17 chapters provide a blend of the author’s professional and personal experiences, and are written in a conversational style. More references and examples would have been a welcome addition to the material. Miri Rodriguez  is a digital marketer and storyteller, and was a creative journalist in the engineering discipline at Microsoft Corporation. Born in Venezuela, she no

PAKISTAN: Salam’s face blackened

Pervez Hoodbhoy Updated 07 Nov 2020 The writer is an Islamabad-based physicist and writer. WHEN our prime minister lectures Europe about Islamophobia, the world snickers. Forced conversions? Lynching by enraged mobs? Having to curse another religion’s founder prior to applying for a Pakistani passport? Discrimination is built into our laws: Pakistan’s Constitution explicitly excludes non-Muslims from full citizenship. For multiple reasons every human rights listing puts Pakistan close to the bottom. Very recently a group of abuse-yelling young men in Gujranwala chose to video-record themselves while spraying black paint onto a poster of Prof Abdus Sala m . An Ahmadi and Pakistan’s sole science Nobel Prize winner who died 25 years ago, Salam is the only Pakistani who has seriously impacted the world of scienc e. That the posted video went viral with tens of thousands of views — and that it received high approval — speaks of raw mediaeval hatreds boiling over from time to time with or w

'Why Is Dalit Assertion Called Jungle Raj and Upper Caste Rule Mangal Raj?'

Politics 'Why Is Dalit Assertion Called Jungle Raj and Upper Caste Rule Mangal Raj?' Three men from Bihar discuss the state of local politics with The Wire as the election to the state assembly nears a close. 14 hours ago | Arfa Khanum Sherwani         Voters stand in long queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of Assembly elections at Diyara in Danapur, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Photo: PTI As phase three of the Bihar assembly election draws near, opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav’s public image, allegations of misrule or ‘jungle raj’ under his father Lalu Yadav, the question of caste assertion and minority issues take centre-stage for the final time. Senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani discussed all this and more in a conversation with senior journalist Satish K. Singh, professors Ratan Lal from the University of Delhi and Rizwan Kaiser from Jamia Millia Islamia University. The full transcript of their chat is given below. It has been prepared a