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Congress has a new dilemma: Whether to attend the grand show to mark the GST rollout

Congress has a new dilemma: Whether to attend the grand show to mark the GST rollout

While the government of the Democratic National Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing for a big show at the Central Hall of the Parliament midnight June 30 for the deployment of the regime of commercial goods and services, Congress is on the way Discuss their participation in the celebrations.

In front, Congress has no reason to boycott the one-hour program as they support the Narendra Modi government in passing the GST law. In fact, Congress never fails to point out that this important reform was originally drafted and executed by the United Progressive Alliance led by Congress. However, he did not reveal the law to parliament because of the strong resistance he had to Modi, then the Prime Minister of Gujarat, the BJP who had prevailed against it.

Congress cites the problems of small traders as a reason to boycott the event, but the grand old party is mainly irritated by Modi’s attempt to imitate the famous “quote with fate” speech Jawaharlal Nehru who had delivered to the center of the Midnight august hall 14,1947 to declare independence of India to British domination. Congress leaders sought not only the BJP launched a systematic campaign for villain Nehru Modi seeks to project himself as a great visionary and reformer as the country’s first prime minister. Congress is also irritated after accepting the bill’s approval for eight years, Modi praised the implementation of the GST among the major achievements of his government.

“Modi believes he is in the same league as Nehru,” said a high-level congress. “Why else would I have planned this midnight program on the same line as the special session to declare free from India?”

But Congress can hardly cite this as a reason to boycott Modi’s government program. It must necessarily offer a better and more credible explanation to stay away from the special session.

While part of the party suggests that they should identify the issues facing small traders to adapt to the new fiscal regime, others argue that Congress should block the Modi government to give a great show in the After the country is experiencing an agrarian crisis And the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is out of control.

“Why should we allow Modi to take credit for GST approval?” Noted a high level congress. “It was, after all, our idea. It should be noted that it was Modi who had blocked even destroyed the bill.”

Leaders of Congress should have a final view of this Thursday, while the party is also busy with the candidacy of opposition president Meira Kumar. But this will not be an easy decision. Congress can hardly forget how it failed in its campaign against the Modi government in demonetization. The party is also concerned that the boycott may be misinterpreted as an insult to President Pranab Mukherjee, who is a special guest on a midnight screening.

How a Gujarati immigrant went to Johannesburg and set up a legendary hat-making store

How a Gujarati immigrant went to Johannesburg and set up a legendary hat-making store

Nothing brings style, history and social organization instead of a hat. When the Europeans began operating with India in the 16th century, they were known because they had never been revealed in the head. They became the kulahposhan – people hat.

In India, one was recognized by the style and turban ornativité that it was. There was, of course, a cap of any kind was forbidden. Keep head to head in sign of greater status: chestnuts in the English squires to Edwardian England and lower castes face the upper caste owners should reveal their heads.

“To go cap in hand” as much as “I put my turban on his feet” say deference and hope for mercy or patronage. For the rich, of course, hats have become symbols of excess. The Stovepipe hats for men and baroque foliage on the hats worn by women at Ascot Racecourse meant luxury and status: a preference for extravagance in comfort.

Hat making was associated with madness as much as political activity. Hatters in France were the first to organize themselves politically as a guild in France from the 17th century. Prolonged exposure to the mercury used in healing felt, led to the eruption of hats manufacturers and was called Crazy Singer Syndrome.

If caps were universal and coverage or discovery of the head had multiple meanings in different cultures, caps manufacturers were also part of a larger circulation universe, fluidity and fashion.

For Mabro hats, Johannesburg, the story begins with the immigrant Gujarati Uka Bhikha Prajapati, traveling across the Indian Ocean to South Africa, following the influx of contract labor. His fascinating history is told in the Masters mansions recently published by photographer Mark Lewis and Tanya Zack writer.

Although the Potter caste, Bhika Uka decided that making hats would be the source of wealth in this outpost of the British Empire. The ocean and the geographic distribution of the Empire were very fluent to those of the house implacable hierarchies. The movements intended anonymity and thus mobility.

Bhika Uka changed her name Praj√Ępati in Master, which means skill, education and state. Established in 1932, Mabro hats used 80 workers and produced 100 matches per day: 300,000 per year at its heyday in the mid-20th century. Mabro, while a diminutive form of Maestros Brothers had sound resonances beyond their threshed sound.

Evocative class (Duke of Marlborough); Style (the Marlboro man in his Stetson); And the street jargon “bro Ma ‘” (my brother), which was a resonant surname election. And the hat became a world of materials and trade that exceeded the empire. The wine material from around the world, such as modes: France, Switzerland and even “busy Japan”.

Mr. Master has acquired ownership of the lands of humans, the western boundaries of Johannesburg. In the middle of grabbing apartheid, he and his two business partners have completed a six-story building with a Hindu temple at the top. Taking into account smuggling laws, the Areas Act group and the strict separation between races (reminiscent of caste system in India), Master Mansions became the resting point of India Travel.