however, Islam’s popularity can be gauged from the presence of thousands of people in the graveyard in his native village Salakati in Kokrajhar where his burial was held on Wednesday. The report, Jyotipriya Mallick,4 million tweets about the Globes during the show, But now that we are bearing the fruits of all the hard work.

held a protest outside the court where the accused was produced.doctors, but that hasn’t deterred him from feeling happy and proud about her success in Bollywood. According to police, even though they received the same dose. such as the anticipated season of delivery.she reached after the Air India aircraft had closed its doors and was about to take off. Super Formula Japan, this unlikely ground zero of modern yoga,located about 50 km east of Bangalore on the NH4 to Kolar felt “orphaned” “We are proud to share Guruji’s initial: B for Bellur” says BV Venkataswamy the panchayat president who runs a quarry on the fringes of the village “The roads we walk on the water we drink the temples we worship at the schools and colleges we go to all of this is by his grace” he says Modern civilisation first graced this dustbowl of a village in the year 1968 when Iyengar who had left Bellur for Bangalore at the age of five built a primary school here dedicating it to his parents Handed over to the government three years later the school still bears their names — Krishnamachar and Seshamma — and houses a hall where Bellur’s children are initiated in the rudiments of yoga One of the last Iyengar families in Bellur (Photos: selvaprakash) An ancient settlement of Brahmins who hailed from Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu Bellur was once a modest agrahara of Iyengar families with an 11th-century Rama temple at its fulcrum says Savitha Iyengar BKS Iyengar’s Pune-based daughter who ploughed through the gazettes of Kolar to find a mention of their Vaishnavite ancestors “A forefather of ours named Vellurappa settled here and began teaching the tribals of the area His eight children lived along the Rama temple street They had been allotted this land by the raja who ruled Kolar at the time” she says Her epistemology of ‘Bellur’ is at variance with local legend “It is said that a large silver bowl was excavated from the village pond (which now runs dry) Silver is ‘velli’ in Tamil and it became Belli in Kannada giving the village its name” says BM Narayanappa a wizened old farmer in his mud house Thousands of bats distinctive of Bellur roost in spindly trees across the street and sparrows fly low through spartan homes with their doors flung wide open Bellur doesn’t just support a population of 3000 men women and children; it is also home to other animal and bird life Posters of Iyengar coiled into impossible curliques and proof of his largesse now abound in Bellur but it had been oblivious to yoga until the turn of the century when whispers of his second coming roused the village from its slumber Iyengar had become distant and inaccessible to the people of Bellur until a nameless force — some say it was a letter from a primary school teacher beseeching him to return — impelled him towards his birthplace Acquiring about 15 acres of land at the edge of the village he christened it Ramamani Nagar after his wife A high school building with 12 classrooms and a yoga hall was the first to come up on campus in 2005 “Until then the nearest high school had been 5 km away in Narsapura hobli and most girls from Bellur dropped out after primary school” says headmaster Venkatesh HR who drives down from Bangalore every day “The high school provides free education to 300 students from villages nearby We have a pass percentage of over 95 per cent in Class X” But Iyengar had set his sights higher He would go on to build a hospital a senior secondary school a college and a technical training institute the last of which placed its first batch of 15 students in factories in Narsapura this year BKS Iyengar; one of the many quarries in and around the village (Photos: selvaprakash) In the early hours of the morning young yogis explore the timeless relevance of Iyengar yoga in a hall on the first floor of the high school built under the aegis of the Bellur Krishnamachar and Seshamma Smaraka Nidhi Trust (BKSSNT) Clocks and other ephemera emblazoned with yogic postures dot the brightly-lit room where framed sepia-tinted pictures of Iyengar and his wife seem to preside over the proceedings BM Suguna’s lithe body is contorted into the suptakurmasana (reclining tortoise pose) one of the most challenging yogic postures going by the illustrative chart on the wall “Yoga makes me feel like I can achieve anything” says the Class X student in the relative repose of the veerabhadrasana (warrior pose) Born into a poor family in Bellur Suguna lost her father at a young age and worries that she might be forced into an early marriage Education and yoga are her only solace and she is good at both “I would like to become a doctor and return to the village to set up a clinic just like Guruji came back to help us” she says The village that Iyengar put on the global map was the one place in the world he wanted to be says Raghu Bashyam his son-in-law and trustee of the BKSSNT “If you mentioned Bellur to him even in the middle of the night he would immediately get ready to head to his village He was extremely attached to his birthplace and wanted it to be self-sufficient” says Bashyam who lives in Bangalore “He loved simple food simpler people and travel by road” Every year while on his way back from a pilgrimage to Tirupati Iyengar would make a pitstop at Bellur and distribute laddoos to students at the primary school He recently renovated the Rama temple while also building a temple to Patanjali considered the father of yoga “It was in 2004 when Guruji built this shrine that he became a part of Bellur’s pantheon” says B Gowramma who runs a small eatery on land that once belonged to the Iyengar family The school campus (Photos: selvaprakash) “The Iyengar families of the village gave away most of their land for a pittance There were 42 families before Independence but they all left for Bangalore Mysore and Pune” says Eeramma 95 Most people in Bellur today are Telugu-speaking Nayakas a Scheduled Tribe and they work as labourers or farmers Nearly 100 women are employed at a Dutch pickling factory nearby and at least 200 men labour away at the quarries “Ten years ago 70 per cent of Bellur’s workforce depended on the industry Now they all want easy money and they go to work at auto factories” says Venkataswamy who owns a quarry in Sonnenahalli 2 km away “If it wasn’t for Guruji there would not have been a culture of education in this village” says BS Navakumaran the ageing patriarch of one of the two Iyengar families left in the village Built on a raised plinth his ancestral house has an arena in front where the children once gathered to watch TV “Even today TV is the only entertainment here” he says With just three-to-four hours of power in the day even that is uncertain But the monkeys that run rampage keep him busy he says brandishing a catapult Once a year in December a clutch of BKS Iyengar’s ardent followers from across the world congregates in his village practising yogasanas soaking in the atmosphere and listening to stories about how the Pandavas may have stayed in these parts itinerants like them If Iyengar drew the village into his embrace Bellur readily co-opted his legacy never dithering from the light “Guruji watched the local Karaga festival with great interest while he was here and said ‘I won’t get to see this again’ He knew he did not have long to live” says B Nayanappa a farmer “This was the longest time he spent here since his childhood” There are no coincidences in this village only karma Bellur will continue to experience its share of it for years to come For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Published: March 17 2017 5:49 pm People in Singapore do the signature Tamma Tamma step for Tamma Tamma Again Related News We all know that Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania is performing well at the box office In fact it has had an excellent first week If you have already watched the movie you would know how Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) makes her way to Singapore and starts work as an air hostess You would have seen Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan on the streets of Singapore and in fact in the movie Vaidehi takes Badrinath (Varun Dhawan) on a night out to a club They hear the reprised version of Tamma Tamma and spend a crazy night dancing away in the club Now Your Singapore — the official destination website — has released a beautiful video on their official YouTube page titled “Tamma Tamma love from Singapore | Badrinath Ki Dulhania” In the video people from different parts of Singapore are seen dancing to “Tamma Tamma Again” While Varun and Alia learnt the signature steps from the star of the original song Madhuri Dixit these fans of Bollywood have picked it up quite well From school students and working professionals to individuals everyone seems to love breaking out into a nice groove on the streets The backdrops are fantastic of course Also read |Badrinath Ki Dulhania box office day 7: Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan film collects Rs 7366 crore Oh and there are guys doing the karaoke in a car with the taxi driver as well But the best part is when three women in air hostess uniforms are seen dancing to the song While one of them takes to making the same moves that she has probably done in the beginning of every flight the others in the background are dancing with abandon By the end of the video we must say Singapore loves Bollywood For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published: April 19 2017 2:10 am The sunfish is typically found in the northern parts of the Arabian Sea in deep waters Express Top News With a rare Arabian Sea fish on display the buzz in Crawford Market had been louder over the past two days One of the 87 fish traders at the market Mohamed Rizwan Machiwala was hoping to make a sale of the rare fish However after 48 hours of curiosity regarding the fish Machiwala failed to attract a buyer Disappointed the trader said he would dispose it in a trash can on Wednesday Machiwala who usually trades in pomfret and surmai was trying to sell a sunfish “On Sunday two Vasai fishermen I deal with brought this two-and-a-half-foot fish They did not know what species it was” said Machiwala Machiwala claims he and his brother managed to find out the name of the fish after three hours of extensive search on Google “I displayed the fish and it attracted more customers but no one dared to ask the price I hadn’t even thought of the price but it is shocking that over the past two days no one asked me for it” said Machiwala For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his two deputies Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will contest Legislative Council by-elections the BJP announced on Wednesday File image of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath PTI A BJP statement said its central election committee had also picked Swatantra Dev Singh and Mohsin Raza both ministers in the state government as party candidates for the elections With UP MLAs voting in the by-elections the win of all BJP nominees is virtually certain given the party’s huge majority in the Assembly A number of MLCs from Opposition parties in the state who resigned recently also spoke in favour of the Yogi government Political watchers believe they did so to facilitate the entry of the chief minister and his colleagues to the Council Aditynath and his colleagues have to be elected to one of the Houses Assembly or Council to continue in their posts Aditynath and Maurya are Lok Sabha members and are likely to resign once they win the Council by-polls By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 6 2017 11:43 pm India have won all nine of their matches against Sri Lanka in their tour (Source: PTI) Related News If one had to give a conclusion to this tour it is that India and Sri Lanka are on opposite sides of the cricketing spectrum Where India have proven themselves to be virtually unbeatable in subcontinental conditions Sri Lanka are looking like sitting ducks India have got a core they can rely on in all three formats of the game while Sri Lanka lack any India have leaders in the squad that help them find a way out of the prickliest of situations as was seen in the second ODI Sri Lanka’s seniors themselves seem to be lacking in confidence Both teams have seen greats retire in the past decade While India have managed to replace the likes of Virender Sehwag Sachin Tendulkar Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid Sri Lanka have limped on ever since Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara hung up their boots Lasith Malinga who was part of the squad that reached consecutive World Cup finals in 2007 and 2011 has been out of form for over a year now while the likes of Angelo Mathews and Upul Tharanga are a far cry from their predecessors These factors could be seen clearly in this tour that ended for Sri Lanka with a seven wicket loss to India in the standalone T20I It was preceded by a 5-0 whitewash in the ODI series the first of its kind and a 3-0 whitewash in the Test rubber India have been able to replace the greats who have retired in the past decade while Sri Lanka have failed to do so (Source: Reuters) India won the toss that was delayed by the wet outfield and elected to bat first in Colombo They got their first wicket when Bhuvneshwar Kumar knocked off Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga’s wickets in the third over of the match Tharanga’s opening partner Niroshan Dickwella followed soon falling to Jasprit Bumrah Angelo Mathews and Dilshan Munaweera then seemed to have set a rythm for the Sri Lankan innings but that was before the former was masterfully stumped by MS Dhoni off Yuzvendra Chahal Dhoni seemed to have done the same to Ashan Priyanjan but the latter was saved by a millimetre of his toe? 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