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police said.Based on his 2013 memoir,A Long Way Home the film has been directed by Garth Davis and stars Dev Patel as Brierley Nicole Kidman as his adoptive mother Sue Priyanka Bose as his biological mother Fatima and newcomer Sunny Pawar as the young Saroo Watch What Else Is Making News It was on a fateful day in 1987 when Brierley then only five-years-old and his older brother Guddu boarded a train to Burhanpur from Khandwa Their mother was mostly away working as a bricklayer on construction sites and the father had abandoned his wife and four children When they reached Burhanpur Brierley was tired and slept on a bench; Guddu said he’d return shortly But when the little boy awoke close tomidnight Guddu was nowhere to be found Panicking he boarded a train assuming it would take him back home Little did he know that it was a train to Calcutta more than 1600 km away from Khandwa Dev Patel with co-star Rooney Mara in the Garth Davis film At Howrah station Brierley would have to live by his wits — scavenging for food sleeping on the streets running away from traffickers After weeks he was thrown into a juvenile detention centre “I was illiterate I didn’t even know my name was Sheru Munshi Khan I didn’t know the names of my parents or the town I was from I couldn’t ask anybody to help me” says Brierley 35 in India to promote the film After he was identified as a “lost” child an orphanage stepped in “I lived there for a few months and was included in the first wave of Indian children being adopted by Australian families” says Brierley Sue and John Brierley residents of Hobart Tasmania would welcome him into their lives “My mum was very attracted towards India She knew that she was adopting a child from a poverty-stricken background somebody with psychological scars She did a lot to facilitate my transition” says Brierley who joined the family trade — a plumbing and lifting gear retail business — after graduation But all through the years Brierley says there remained an ache to go home “It was a heavy weight to carry always looking for closure” he says In 2010 Brierley began to work on a website for the family business “While I was developing it I stumbled upon Google Earth and started mucking about with it Later on I began to use the application to locate the station where I’d boarded the train to Calcutta” he says Brierley soon became obsessed with tracing train routes from Howrah to other parts of India Actors Nicole Kidman and Sunny Pawar in a still from Lion In 2011 he had a breakthrough “I thought to myself that I’ve looked to the north and the south so it just to be this large strip between Calcutta and western India I had never thought of that location before” says Brierley In February he found Khandwa district on Google Earth “What I’d been calling ‘Ginestlay’ was actually Ganesh Talai I knew I’d found my home” says Brierley who set to work for a year to save money for the trip to India “The next year I flew to India My birth mother still lived in the same area and when she saw me she knew who I was” he says Brierley travels to Khandwa whenever possible and keeps in touch with his mother over the phone “I bought the house I found her in I give her some money every month She’s had a very hard life There’s 25 years of separation so when we talk we’re going over memories hers and mine What used to happen on Saturdays or special days what dishes she used to cook for us things like that” he says For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: February 26 2014 3:57 am Poor political management has become synonymous with the Congress party’s current governance Related News Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah The Congress may have temporarily resolved its Telangana conundrum with the passage of the legislation to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh But the disruptions in Parliament the suspension of Congress MPs and the vehement opposition of the Andhra chief minister to his own party’s decision to push for Telangana signals that the party’s central leadership or high command did not secure the support of the state leadership before announcing the Telangana decision leading to an internal rebellion It is clear that the chaos to a large extent could have been avoided by better political management Poor political management has become synonymous with the Congress party’s current governance The centralised organisational structure of the Congress is the root cause of its political mismanagement A centrally controlled dynastic party does not enable the political education of home-grown talent at the state level The Congress has prided itself on being the only national party in India that can hold together a diverse coalition Given India’s social complexities coalition-building and coalition-maintenance are central to the electoral success and longevity of any party No party has stayed in power for an extended period in any state without learning how to stitch together a broad enough coalition in a state The Congress has often asserted that no other party can build and maintain a similar coalition The rhetoric (and hubris) that accompanied this claim has stressed that in the 1950s and 1960s the Congress was the only party that could hold India together In the 1970s the message was “there is no alternative” or the TINA factor Now the message from the Congress is that there is only one national secular plural party — the Congress A second element of the Congress’s strategy since the 1970s has been to centralise power and decision-making and present a dynasty as its face For most of the time since Independence the Congress has presented a member of the Gandhi family as the face of the party Jawaharlal Nehru was the undisputed leader of the party through the 1950s and early 1960s Indira Gandhi’s autocratic tendencies did not stop the then Congress president Devakanta Baruah from raising the slogan “Indira is India and India is Indira” Today the support for the Gandhi family is less brazen but still very obvious References to the “high command” as the ultimate decision-making authority are common in Congress leaders’ public statements It is claimed that the Congress has been most successful under the Gandhi family’s leadership as the dynasts have been able to stitch and hold together diverse coalitions The current political mismanagement that is associated with the Congress is largely due to the clear tension between the need to build and maintain coalitions at the state level and vesting power in a central dynastic system Why is this the case At the state and local levels political education begins with the need to learn the give-and-take of electoral politics The diverse and complex nature of Indian society makes coalition-building and coalition-maintenance a necessity This has to be learnt through experience In a centralised system where the high command can be called in to smooth over intra-party factional disputes state-level politicians associated with the Congress do not receive the political education that is necessary If there were no high command that could intervene and settle matters a state-level leader would have to learn how to hold a diverse coalition together In the current system factional conflicts are mediated by the high command rather than resolved locally The latter is essential for only then do politicians and parties become versed in the art of give-and-take that is foundational in a democratic and diverse society The excessive interference of the central leadership in state affairs has obviously weakened the party’s chief ministers who do not have the authority to take big decisions without the blessing of the high command More important however is the Congress’s history of restricting the rise of home-grown regional leaders up the party ranks Sharad Pawar is a prime example Even today it often chooses to run its state-level campaigns under the leadership of Delhi-based Union ministers In the December 2013 state elections for example Union Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia led the party’s campaign in Madhya Pradesh Scindia has never been an MLA in the state and has focused on national politics since the inception of his political career Similarly the Congress relied heavily on the leadership of Sachin Pilot for its campaign in Rajasthan during the same assembly elections Pilot another Union minister has remained a national leader throughout his political career and has never contested an assembly seat In MP the Congress secured just 58 of the 230 contested assembly seats In Rajasthan it performed even worse securing only 21 of the 200 contested seats An oft-made defence of the high command system is that only a strong central leadership committed to pluralism and secularism can manage India’s diversity and plurality That claim has been belied by the rise of very successful chief ministers in Bihar and Orissa for instance who are secular and manage to hold together diverse coalitions within their state The rise of the AAP also suggests that a successful left-of-centre secular non-Congress national politics is indeed possible A second defence is that only a strong national leadership can negotiate successfully with regional parties This argument too is now being challenged At the state level the Congress has recently broken off its alliance with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and is leading a rather discordant alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra By restricting the rise of home-grown leaders at the state level the Congress has left its states devoid of efficient political managers The party’s prevalent high-command culture neither seems to be motivating its cadre nor attracting voters Rather it is weakening the foundations of the party especially at the state level The Telangana incident highlights the weakness of the high command system Perhaps it is time for the high command to go The writers are with the Travers Department of Political Science University of California Berkeley US For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News His miraculous discovery and his return home is now the subject of the Oscar-nominated motion picture,Lion? over a dozen general secretaries, who were denied renomination to the Rajya Sabha last month and were asked to contest Lok Sabha election instead. Dhir has spoken out against the party after it emerged that he would not be renominated. plans to contest against Kejriwal from New Delhi. of which she spent 12 years at the Infosys,By: ANI | Mumbai | Published: June 17 2017 4:20 pm Neil Nitin Mukesh will be seen as Sanjay Gandhi in Indu Sarkar. Related News The fans have been stunned by Neil Nitin Mukesh’s uncanny resemblance to late politician Sanjay Gandhi in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar The actor who was recently spotted at the trailer launch of the movie shared that he was really skeptical of his look and the thought of going bald for the movie He said “I was really skeptical for the look to begin with We first initially thought that we’ll probably shave off the head and see that if we try and recreate the look I was ready to do that Unfortunately I had commitments of two other films at the same time and I was going to get married too So I requested sir to do something else I sat with my team for hours to get his look It’s my second film with Madhur so I am very thankful to him” The actor also joked that he was really bad in history as a student and this was his chance to go back in time and study something that he wasn’t aware of He said “I wasn’t born in 1975 I was born in 1982 So first time when Madhur sir called me to the office and narrated me the synopsis of the story I said definitely I will be a part of this movie I was really bad in history as a student and it was my chance to go back in time and study something that I wasn’t aware of Madhur sir used to tutor me through the entire series of events in 1975 and that really attracted me towards the film” The movie is based on a 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country The flick is slated for a July 28 release For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 30 2014 8:32 am Always living in the consumer context I approach my consulting work through the consumer’s eye heart soul behaviour and psychological ergonomics — the study of the relationship between man and a product Related News Through history product design passed the mechanical electrical and electronic eras where big inventions were accompanied by big hype Among those earlier inventions only those that have incorporated aspects of today’s digital era have met the user’s requirements whether in a telephone refrigerator or medical equipment As users we value easy-to-use products that add to comfortable living Broadly Europeans were initial inventors who provided functional benefit Americans mass produced for more people to enjoy affordable products while the Japanese miniaturised design to bring it close to consumers as cozy friendly output Beyond such functional features I’ve developed a design culture that factors in unlimited sensorial advantage for consumers to always reduce effort and increase comfort when using any industrial product design I wrote about ‘reduce effort increase comfort design (RE-ICD)’ in my book Jalebi Management It reflects people’s psychological and physical craving and directly connects it to their behaviour Here product design becomes sensorial gets driven by commerce provides fundamental physical benefits and hence can differentiate any product as pay-off RE-ICD discipline can be deployed in any product in any category Always living in the consumer context I approach my consulting work through the consumer’s eye heart soul behaviour and psychological ergonomics — the study of the relationship between man and a product This allows me to easily enter and accomplish a required design I’ve found eight universal product design categories that touch billions of people worldwide in their daily lives RE-ICD can play a major role here to uplift the product’s value towards functional benefit excellence The eight categories are industrial engineering digital technology habitat luxury goods FMCG fashion service industry and infrastructure design Engineering products are precision driven: When engineering components dominate products such as in the auto industry their alignment cohesiveness and a particular shape with metal wood plastic or any new material need a tremendous blend that translates to RE-ICD discipline of high creativity The physical engineering design object should have great detailing and refinement that is visible to give an air of mystery and create genuine aspiration for consumers Here RE-ICD takes a central theme that becomes the payoff Digital technology design is convergence of multi-component factors: Intrinsically digital technology has no physical expression but improves the product’s feel or unstated usage advantage RE-ICD design that is driven by non-human digital language has to be obsessed with humanisation An opposite example is a small smartphone that’s difficult for everybody to use Today when technology is commoditised freely available and newness comes every fortnight an out-of-the-box RE-ICD is required for commercial success For example one switch in a digital camera takes you from making a video to photography The DSLR camera even allows changing of the lens to bring different effects Habitat is comfort and personification: The art of living incorporates habitat product design with its mix of physical engineering and digital backend support For example the IKEA mass consumption household products Consumer choice has its own illogical and continuous demands for change so single style lifestyle products cannot work FMCG design highlights convenience: The world is witnessing mushrooming competition in lower price FMCG segments It would be dangerous to imagine that consumers pay only for the brand’s name and its sophisticated television campaign for their habit-driven regular purchase Mere incremental product rectifications can make consumers shift That’s why FMCG products need a strong RE-ICD differentiating character For example there’s huge scope for easy opening containers with a system that makes the product easy-to-reuse Fashion design is feel good and personality: In fashion consumers want an orgasmic feel This desire has no rational justification; just gives allure and distinguishes individual characteristics Intangible association and image magnification are strong RE-ICD factors For example whatever expensive fashionable shoes you wear if your feet have no wearing and walking comfort no Jimmy Choo or Louboutin will convince you buy their shoes Luxury product design is refinement: Most luxury products emanated from European royalty patronage If you buy jewellry from Cartier the clip system of hassle-free and consumer-friendly opening and closing system has RE-ICD Mont Blanc has a special pen nib that responds to pressure by going in to provide outstanding writing or designing experience which no other pen or pencil gives Consistent service design is service productisation: Service quality can be unpredictable varying from person to person For example in e-commerce delivery the product can be wrapped with RE-ICD so that you can examine and reject it without opening it To productise a service technology is the backbone support and delivery will always come through the human aspect Interaction is the key factor in service Infrastructure design is philosophical: Infrastructure could be considered an art form Infrastructure design needs vision at its inception to ensure it’s never outside the trend and requirement It can have a universal trendy appeal to withstand decades and centuries That’s why past records of human evolution become important to project the future in designing infrastructure while functional usage areas and the maintenance system can deploy RE-ICD discipline When reduce effort increase comfort metaphor is at the core of design consumers connect very well to the product making it a strong marketing proposition for better commercial value realisation RE-ICD can radically shift any product design to go beyond the benchmark and create the Surpassmark which is perceptible to the user Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://s.wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest 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