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Do we need a film star to redefine journalismtelevision To make a show that is refreshing because its not yet another TV debate on Narendra Modiwith the usual suspects Perhaps Satyamev Jayate can explore the issue shailajabajpai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 15 2017 4:56 pm Arjun Kapoor will be working with Dibakar Banerjee for the first time Related News Actor Arjun Kapoor who is reuniting with his former Ishaqzaade actor Parineeti Chopra for Dibakar Banerjee’s film says working with the director was always on his wish list During the promotion of his forthcoming film Mubarakan Arjun was asked about teaming up with Banerjee for Yash Raj Films’ Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar The actor said “It is very exciting This is the first time Parineeti and I felt like pairing with each other again because of the story of the film Dibakar Banerjee is one such filmmaker who has been on my wish list since a long period of time” “It will be different from Ishaqzaade YRF’s is a home film Parineeti is a special co-star and the material of the film is something different so this combination will make this film more special I feel when you work with co-actor with whom you have already worked then it needs some kind of freshness so it is an interesting space for us and we will start shooting for the film in October” he added Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is about a man and woman who represent two completely different India and also deals with their love-hate relationship Moving on to Mubarakan What prompted him to do a film like this Arjun said “I wanted to work with Anees Bazmee and the icing on the cake was having Anil chachu (Kapoor) on board and doing a double role because that’s the challenge you look for as an actor” said Arjun Kapoor “The film was not generic and I really believe in the script of this film I really feel it is genuinely funny film and it’s a wholesome family entertainer I haven’t done something like this earlier The closest family film that I done was 2 States but this slightly more light-hearted and time pass film But in the end this also has some emotions and gives a message to the audience” said the actor Expressing his views on young actors and directors not attempting much comedy Arjun said “There hasn’t been much written when it comes to comedy films these days Actors cannot go and sign scripts beyond a point Actors make decisions on what is being offered to them and also directors have to see the potential in you to fulfill it Anees Bazmee must be having some faith in my performance abilities to offer this film Comedy is not something that everybody can do” he added “I also feel that younger directors are not pan India in their thinking Their upbringing is more digital and they are more into younger thought process and problems of today’s world Comedy in India always worked when it was relatable to everybody If you see Kapil’s (Sharma) show he does things that everybody can understand and that is why he does so well” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raghu Raman | Published: July 22 2016 12:57 am Illustration by: C R Sasikumar Top News Hyperbole surrounding Udta Punjab — the recent film highlighting the drug menace in that state obscures certain realities There seems to be a sense that we were surreptitiously ambushed by a few Pakistani drug peddlers conniving with corrupt Indian officials and politicians to bring Punjab to this condition But that is not the truth This is a systematic narco-terror campaign being waged against India And like most complex issues addressing this scourge requires a deeper understanding of its underlying dynamics Let us begin by understanding the business of narcotics using a framework like Michael Porter’s Five Forces Porter’s framework explains the drivers of a business environment by examining the five distinct forces that influence the market place These are: The power of the buyer and the supplier the intensity of rivalry amongst market players the barriers of entry into the business and availability of substitutes for the product The power of the buyer refers to the ability of the buyer to either abstain from purchasing the product or obtaining it from sources other than the market place In the case of addictive and illegal substances like narcotics the buyer has virtually no power Drugs like heroin can be addictive with just a single dose This is why peddlers give “free samples” to first time experimenters Once a victim is hooked body physiology numbs every form of rational thinking other than the next fix As far as the drug cartels are concerned poor farmers supplying them opium or coca base (for heroin and cocaine respectively) have no power either Opium coca or its less potent variants like cannabis are hardy cash crops that grow under adverse circumstances in remote hinterlands making them the crop of choice And while the processed product retails for billions of dollars farmers producing the raw material sell tons of their produce at subsistence levels Most drug farmers live totteringly near the poverty line and many work as bonded labourers barely managing to make ends meet The third force of “substitutes” also works in the favour of the drug lords While alcohol is considered a substitute to narcotics in the real sense it is not This is one of the reasons that despite being an illegal and highly dangerous substance to trade in drugs command their premium Empirical data proves that drugs and alcohol don’t have inter-changeability of usage The fourth force — entry barriers — refers to the ease with which new entrants can enter the market place For the incumbents high entry barriers (like patents government regulations or a very strong brand) are desirable The narcotics market understandably has a very high entry barrier New entrants risk getting killed The fifth force — intensity of rivalry — is counter intuitive On the face of it there seems to be intense violence amongst street pushers but that is misleading Drug cartel related rivalry causes a spate of killings but at the strategic level the entire industry has been carved up amongst powerful gangs that focus on their core speciality of sourcing processing transportation and last mile distribution At that level there are collaborative agreements in place which are essential for operations of any billion-dollar global enterprise So viewed through the prism of Porter’s Five Forces narcotics is one of the most lucrative business to be in with an estimated rate of return upward of 7000 per cent What then keeps the drug lords awake at night No it is not law enforcement The seizures made by security forces are a drop in the bucket proof of which is the fact that the street prices of drugs do not change regardless of the quantum of drugs confiscated Also law enforcement does a neat trick to bump up their efficiency by valuing the seized drugs at street prices instead of wholesale value which is nothing short of cooking the books The reason for that is the extraordinarily high differential mark up between the manufacturing and selling price For example a kilo of pure heroin sold for a few thousand dollars wholesale is diluted down with additives to achieve the street price of several hundred thousand dollars Mark up of several thousand per cent is common for upmarket drugs and that’s why law enforcement chooses to use their street value while they announce drug busts What terrifies drug cartels is legalisation of narcotics The colossal margins in the narcotic business and the accompanying social cost is largely because of its illegality a fact that many countries are now realising There is irrefutable data to prove that legalisation of even hardcore drugs like heroin (albeit administrated under medical supervision) is more cost effective than prohibiting it which only serves to drive it underground with all its concomitant costs A second mistake is to focus on the supply side Despite pouring millions of dollars in locating and destroying coca farms in South America the US drug industry has kept increasing In case of Punjab this is not a viable option anyway because elements across the border will keep the flow steady It would be wiser to invest in curbing demand by drug literacy and rehabilitation programmes Unfortunately societies view expenditure on addicts as wasteful Lastly proliferation of drugs in Punjab must be recognised as part of an orchestrated offensive campaign by Pakistan It is one of its thousand cuts Undermining an entire state’s economic potential and stability at a fraction of the cost of fomenting militancy is an astute move But the irony is that while our adversary has strategically coordinated various offensive instruments ranging from druglords terrorists human traffickers smugglers organised criminal gangs to ISI agents we are still responding with tactical ripostes and an alphabet soup of state and central agencies operating in silos The Punjab drug problem is a national security issue The terrible social and economic devastation which accompany drugs will rapidly spill over from Punjab and scorch rest of the nation The first step to solving any complex problem — including drug addiction — is acknowledging and accepting its full extent and gravitas But when state apparatuses resort to steadfast denial as a response to an exacerbating situation our future generations would rightly wonder — just what were we smoking during our watch The writer former CEO of NATGRID is group president of Reliance Industries Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News (Source: AP) Vikas Krishan Yadav cruised into the round of 16 in Boxing 75kg category at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday.

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