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dream team?has wrecked the economy so badly Ashok Goswami Mumbai Deterrent value * Thisrefers to Photojournalist gangraped in central Mumbai mill (IEAugust 23) Mumbai has become a dangerous cityparticularly for women The reason why this happens is as clear as day Rapists are simply not afraid of either getting caughtor if caughtof getting prosecuted and convicted The rape of a photojournalistin spite of the fact that she was accompanied by a male colleagueclearly demonstrates that women are no longer safe in the commercial capital of our country Rape cases must be tried expeditiously The government must focus on successfully convicting rapistsso that the law regains its value as a deterrent SN Kabra Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: October 18 2017 8:22 am The Ghanaians in action; a still from the TV serial Kumkum Bhagya (R) Related News As soon as the Ghana under-17 football team learnt that their pre-quarterfinal FIFA World Cup match would be held in Mumbai a new item appeared on their to-do list A trip to Film City where the world of Abhi Aliya Pragya Tanu Bulbul and Purab came to life through a complex script of twists and turns misunderstandings and marriages The reach of Bollywood has not bypassed Ghanaian shores but in the West African nation it is the Indian TV soap opera Kumkum Bhagya that reigns supreme “We want to meet and take photos with some of the actors and even the producer anyone will do” says Kwadwo Agyemang board chairman of the Ghana National Sports Authority “We don’t mind even if it is for five minutes” The “Telenovela” by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms has been on air in Ghana since November 2015 dubbed in the local Twi language and available on prime time And it has become so popular that the under-17 players in India have been looking for ways to keep up with the story when they are not at training or playing a match “They can stream it from the Ghana website on their phones to get the translated version but we have confiscated their phones so they don’t get distracted I watch the show so they keep asking me what is happening” says Agyemang According to the Ghanaians audiences back home are under the impression that the actors are actually fluent in Twi But what has truly kept them hooked is the incessant plot twists that have long been associated with Indian soap operas Citing one example Agyemang flips out his phone and opens a video that has been doing the rounds in Ghana’s capital Accra In the clip an old woman is standing in front of her TV set shouting at one of the characters “In the scene two characters are fooling Abhi the rockstar So the lady is shouting at Abhi to not believe them People have become so engrossed in the show that there is a special analysis show now sometimes with celebrities participating which happens after each episode Just like a post-match show for a football match” he says In January 2016 the Chief of Assin Asaaman village in central Ghana presented the local TV channel which also telecasts another Indian soap Veera with two cows as a symbol of their gratitude A question on the TV show has made its way to a Class 4 English language question paper too says Agyemang “I started watching when my four-year-old son told me ‘Daddy see Pragya is in trouble’ So I sat down to see who this Pragya was and I was hooked” he says Given its popularity the programme attracts one of the highest advertising revenues: approximately $6500 every month per slot But the channel has faced a backlash from local producers who have proposed a law to ban foreign TV shows Agyemang who is also a Member of Parliament in Ghana says it is an unrealistic demand “In Ghana they don’t want to invest in a production Kumkum Bhagya has been aired for so long because people invested in creating sets wrote scripts made the plots The TV shows in Ghana don’t have great content either” he says In August the wife of Ghana’s Vice President was welcomed on the set and posed for a few photographs with the cast Now the U-17 footballers who play Niger for a quarterfinal spot on Wednesday are hoping for a meeting themselves They have done their research too “We have heard that since there is a festival now (Diwali) everyone has gone on vacation But we might get another trip to Mumbai very soon” Agyemang says referring to the semifinal at the DY Patil Stadium should Ghana get through For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: July 26 2014 12:02 am The draft agreement proposed by India is mostly innocuous Related News By Ramaswami R Iyer India-Nepal relations are constantly being upset by insensitivity and blundering on the part of India and hypersensitivity and proneness to misunderstanding on the part of Nepal India seems to have an infinite capacity for putting its foot wrong in relation to Nepal and Nepal seems to have an equal capacity for misreading ineptness as diabolical machination The relationship is a thoroughly dysfunctional one Because of that background I had at one time cautioned against attempts to negotiate new treaties or agreements which would only serve to generate fresh misunderstandings and observed: “Do not seek excessive closeness; let not Nepal feel threatened; aim at friendliness correctness and a reasonable distance” At that time many friends felt that given the geography and history of the two countries a relationship of “correctness and distance” was not an option What I had said then is being strikingly illustrated by a current development There is much anger and indignation in Nepal over a draft agreement on cooperation in the power sector proposed by India It has been described as “hegemonic” It is alleged that India wants monopoly over the power sector in Nepal The former water resources minister Laxman Ghimire is reported to have termed the proposal “an insult to Nepal” This contretemps just before the Indian external affairs minister’s visit that began on Friday was both unfortunate and entirely avoidable The draft agreement proposed by India is mostly innocuous It talks in general terms about cooperation on investment in power generation and power purchase It is for Nepal to say whether it wants an agreement at all India cannot compel Nepal to enter into an agreement If it is prepared to look at a draft agreement it could propose any amendments it wants or propose an alternative draft altogether Why then is there so much anger It arises essentially from the Nepalese understanding or misunderstanding of a couple of clauses in the draft These are: One “The government of Nepal will facilitate the sale and government of India will facilitate the purchase by interested Indian entities of surplus power that is the power over and above what is required for use in Nepal generated from power projects including hydroelectric projects developed in Nepal on mutually agreed terms and conditions” Two “In particular the parties shall cooperate in effective harnessing of Nepal’s hydro-power potential through facilitation and speedy construction of hydroelectric power projects in Nepal either with 100 per cent Indian investments or joint venture with Indian entities” These have evidently been interpreted to mean first that Nepal must sell all its surplus power to Indian entities; and second that Nepal must necessarily accept 100 per cent investment in hydro-power projects by India and is not allowed to invest in hydro-power projects entirely on its own or in JVs with non-Indian entities I presume the government of India meant only to offer 100 per cent Indian investment in hydro-power projects in Nepal and not to force such Indian investment on Nepal Indeed how can it do so As for the purchase of power I doubt India intended to ask for exclusive rights to all surplus hydro-power in Nepal However regardless of Indian intentions the apprehensions in Nepal are understandable The interpretations they have placed on those two clauses are not totally implausible If the draft had been carefully re-read within the Indian government the possibility of a misunderstanding could have been anticipated and averted Now that anger has been generated in Nepal what can be done to assuage it My suggestion is that the draft agreement should be immediately withdrawn and Nepal assured that its interpretations are based on a misunderstanding of Indian intentions It could also be left to the Nepal government to propose a draft if they so wish In other words instead of breathing down Nepal’s neck India might leave it to Nepal to take the initiative if they wish to By these means the fraught situation could still be saved and the relationship salvaged The writer former secretary of water resources Government of India is honorary research professor Centre for Policy Research Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express Apps food bill as well as all 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