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That sounds like stop-and-go mindfulness focusing on the lives of other creatures to dispel the usual mind theatres that plague us A 2009 study by animal scientists in Japan showed that zoo visitors leave with significantly lower blood pressureand they report feeling less stressed That so many of ushundreds of millions worldwidevisit zoos each year is also a comment on our times and the marginalisation of wild animals from our lives Its mainly in films and TV documentaries that we see animals in their natural settingsbut on the screen theyre dwarfedflattenedinterrupted by commercialsnarrated over and not accompanied by the mixed scents of grassdung and blood; the drone of flies and cicadas; the welling of sweat Lets set aside for the moment the debate about whether zoos are essential arks and educators or cruel wardens of unhappy animalsbecause arguments on both sides are compelling For better or worsezoos are how most people come to know big or exotic animals Few will ever see wild penguins sledding downhill to sea on their belliesgiant pandas holding bamboo lollipops in China or tree porcupines in the Canadian Rockiesballed up like giant pine cones Meeting them at the zoo widens a visitors view of nature and personalises it Many of the visitors studied by zoo researchers express a deep rapport with at least one animal and concern for the rest of its speciesas well as a better idea of how humans fit into the natural world Millions of adults talk unselfconsciously with the animalsmaybe to be alone with their thoughts or because they cant find a companion for the trip For some it may be a way to socialiseidentifyempathise with other beingswithout the strain of always interacting with people What a lonely species we aresearching for signals of life from other galaxiesadopting companion animalsvisiting parks and zoos to commune with other beasts In the processwe discover our shared identity We flock to zoos for many reasonsnot least to shed some of the burden of being human For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: June 21 2017 2:49 am The rain shed in front of the BJP office in Nariman Point Referring to the residents who approached the High Court and filed a PIL BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari claimed they had a vested interest in the issue (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Related News AROUND three months after the BJP had to demolish an unauthorised portion of its head office in Nariman Point following orders of the Bombay High Court the party has now been issued a notice by the civic body for constructing a monsoon shed without the permission of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Even though BJP members maintain that no norms have been violated the BMC refers to the monsoon shed as illegal and has ordered it to be demolished at the earliest In March as part of a public interest litigation filed by the trustees of the Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens Welfare Trust against encroachments in the Jawaharlal Nehru Park which has been marked as a recreation ground in the development plan the High Court had ordered the BJP and other political parties like the Janata Dal to remove the illegal extensions The BJP then demolished the extensions and reduced the size of their office from 2650 square feet to the permissible area of 1200 square feet However earlier this month they constructed a monsoon shed around the office The party’s spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said the BJP had sent an application for the monsoon shed in May but had received no response from the BMC “We had sent an application on May 11 only for a monsoon shed but till the end of the month we didn’t hear from the BMC even though we followed up with them twice On May 26 we had sent another letter to the BMC after which the rain had started and we constructed the shed In any case if there is no response from the BMC in 15 days’ time then permission is deemed granted” he said Bhandari argued that the BJP had not violated any of the norms of the civic body as well as the orders of the High Court “We had been asked to maintain an office space of 1200 square feet which we have The other part can be canopied which will be removed after the monsoon months are over We have not committed any violation as the government has allotted the land to us” he said Referring to the residents who approached the High Court and filed a PIL Bhandari claimed they had a vested interest in the issue “The residents have a hardcore political agenda of getting the BJP office demolished They have no concerns for the open spaces at all” he said Civic officials however rubbished the claims of the BJP and said that no permission had been granted to them “While in case of some building permissions if there is no response for longer than a stipulated time period the application may be deemed granted there is no such provision in case of monsoon sheds Permissions given for monsoon sheds are a form of administrative privilege The BJP’s shed is illegal and they will have to demolish it” said a senior civic official Another official from the A ward said that while they had received the BJP’s application it was not possible to grant them permission for the same “They had no permissions to construct the monsoon shed as it would in a way violate the orders of the High Court In fact on June 7 we sent them a notice and have asked them to remove the shed at the earliest possible” said the official For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: April 18 2016 12:04 am Express front page from April 18 forty years ago Top News An official spokesman confirmed that China approved the nomination of KR Narayanan as Indian Ambassador and added that Peking would reciprocate by sending an ambassador A Chinese foreign ministry official said China has given its agreement to the Indian nomination and they will be sending their own nomination to Delhi after the Indian ambassador is sent to China Tamil Nadu Poorest Tamil Nadu was adjudged the poorest state in India with 5923 per cent of its inhabitants living below the poverty line Orissa was second with 5658 per cent according to a national sample survey The survey showed that more than 345 million Indians were living under the poverty line The percentage of destitutes was higher in urban areas than that in rural ones Punjab and Himachal Pradesh were comparatively well-off with 1530 per cent and less than 1227 per cent people living below the poverty line respectively Under Watch Union Home Minister K Brahmananda Reddy met the chief secretary and senior officials of the Tamil Nadu government and discussed the law and order situation in the state “There are some who try to create trouble here and there not political trouble but minor trouble” he said He added if necessary there would be rearrests and fresh arrests “We do not want to detain the arrested an hour longer than necessary” he said Hope In Beirut President Suleiman Franjieh signed a key decree which enabled Lebanese parliament to select his successor the right-wing Falangist radio reported The Left and the Muslim alliance had for long deman-ded Frajieh’s resignation The news renew-ed hope for a political settlement in the war-torn nation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 18 2017 1:14 pm Deepika Padukone Day 2 at Cannes 2017:Dressed in a yellow figure-hugging dress with wide sleeves the actor looked all set to welcome the morning Related News Deepika Padukone you beautiful beautiful woman Deepika is on a mission to slay Cannes 2017 one stunning appearance at a time If Deepika’s three amazing appearances on Day one of Cannes Film Festival May 17 were not enough she has started the day May 18 on a sun-kissed note Dressed in a yellow figure-hugging dress with wide sleeves the actor looked all set to welcome the morning Taking to Instagram Deepika shared her first look of the day and wrote “Hello Morning… #Cannes2017 @lorealmakeup @lorealhair” Deepika walked the red carpet in the company of Julianne Moore Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning Dressed in a jewel-toned creation by Marchesa Notte Deepika looked the international star that she is at her debut at Cannes red carpet She walked before the screening of French director Arnaud Desplechin’s “Les Fantomes d’Ismael” Deepika who has an impressive filmography in Indian cinema with titles like “Bajirao Mastani” and “Piku” won her claim to fame in the international world with “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” earlier this year See latest picof Deepika Padukone’s Day 2 at Cannes 2017: See other picof Deepika Padukone’s at Cannes 2017: Ahead of her Cannes outing Deepika had told IANS: “What is the red carpet without having fun I know there is a lot of focus on the clothes the hair and the make-up but from all of that I think the most important thing is that everyone who walks that red carpet must have fun with all of that and that experience” Also readCannes 2017:Deepika Padukone nails her red carpet debut in this spectacular gown Seephotos And she is doing exactly that against the azure blue waters of the French Riviera She earlier sported a red dress and a Galvan London ensemble for a photocall For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 21 2017 3:53 pm Virat Kohli had played with Ross Taylor in Royal Challengers Bangalore (Source: AP) Related News New Zealand’s Ross Taylor said that Virat Kohli’s aggression and the way it rubs off on his teammates makes him a tough opponent In an interview with India Today Taylor said that the Indian captain will go down as one of the best players to have ever played the game “At the end of the day when you play the game you have to be true to yourself” said Taylor “And I love his aggression which rubs off on other players and as the opposition you know you are in a contest when you play against him I don’t think it will change with Virat until the time he does retire He is a fantastic player to watch and one has to be always competitive against him” Taylor has played with a number of teams in the Indian Premier League His firstwas Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural season Rahul Dravid was captain of the squad and Virat Kohli was only one of the younger batsmen in the lineup “Look I have enjoyed watching Virat grow and have followed his progress from the young player of 2008 for RCB to the player he is now Him and Williamson are very similar Batsmen who ask questions at a very young age and you can see the class at very young age” said Ross Taylor “To see him where he is today and the consistency he has and now with the added responsibility of captaining the country that he has taken with both hands I am sure for the next however long he wants to play he will be one of the best players of all time to have played the game Which is high praise for a player of his age” While India are led by Kohli New Zealand have Kane Williamson himself considered one of the best batsmen of this generation Taylor being a former captain himself said that it is up to him and the other senior players in the squad to take as much pressure off Williamson as possible so that he can play his natural game In a way for me it’s now trying to take as much responsibility off Kane” he said “He is a world-class player in his own right and captainship can sometimes affect players So myself Guptill and Latham have to try and take the pressure of Kane so he can do his main skill and score runs and win games for us” Taylor is part of the New Zealand squad that are touring India for a limited overs series The first leg of the tour is a three-match ODI series that will be followed by a T20I rubber of as many matches Taylor’s involvement in the IPL and his status as one of the leading batsmen in the world across formats has helped him gain a considerable following in the country “India is a unique place to play and a place I have always enjoyed Indian crowds are knowledgeable and they love the game Players have had enough IPL games now to have a following I have played for four different teams The Indian crowds will try their best to enjoy good cricket” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: June 22 2017 5:47 pm Simona Halep enjoyed a strong clay court season claiming the Madrid title and reaching the final at Roland Garros and Rome (Source: Reuters) Top News French Open runner-up Simona Halep was awarded a wildcard entry to feature at the Aegon International in Eastbourne next week organisers said on Thursday Eastbourne will be Halep’s first grass court tournament ahead of Wimbledon after she pulled out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham due to an ankle injury last week Wimbledon starts on July 3 “I am very much looking forward to playing in Eastbourne” the 25-year-old Romanian said in a statement “The quality of the draw is very high so I’m hoping for some great matches to give me the best possible preparation ahead of Wimbledon” World number two Halep will be joined by seven other players from the world’s top 10 at Devonshire Park including German Angelique Kerber Karolina Pliskova defending champion Dominica Cibulkova and Eastbourne resident Johanna Konta Halep enjoyed a strong clay court season claiming the Madrid title and reaching the final at Roland Garros and Rome For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 1 2017 10:36 pm Kajol will soon be seen in a Tamil film VIP 2 directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya Related News Actress Kajol who successfully completed shooting for comeback Tamil film VIP 2 says she had a great time working with her director Soundarya “She is great She is awonderful person She has been absolutely amazing to work with and I have had a great time working with her” Kajol said at the launch of McVities Kids Culinaire festival Last seen in 1997 Tamil film Minsara Kanavu Kajol has returned to Tamil filmdom after nearly two decades VIP 2 a sequel to the 2014 Tamil blockbuster Vela Illa Pattathari stars Dhanush in the lead role while Kajol plays a suave businesswoman in a pivotal role “The role is something I am really very happy about I really can’t reveal much about the film as I have got strict orders from my director not to talk about the film” the Dilwale actress said Talking about her association with Mcvities Kajol shared that since she is a mother herself it is really important to address the issue of nutrition with children “My association with Mcvities has been great as we share the same thought process which is healthy can be tasty as well It is really important to teach kids about nutrition” she said Apart from the Tamil film Kajol is also working with her husband Ajay Devgn for their home production “It is too early to talk about my home production film We will most probably start shooting in the coming 2-3 months” she said Also read: VIP 2: Dhanush film shoot ends with Rajinikanth’s blessings see pics Her co-star Dhanush too shared a picture with Rajnikanth on the sets The shooting of Dhanush’s upcoming film Velaiyilla Pattathari 2 aka VIP 2 came to an end on Saturday with the blessings of his superstar father-in-law With inputs from agencies For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 14 2017 7:19 pm Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal for Real Madrid (Source: AP) Related News The tone is set for the football season in Spain There were goals and celebrations and there were even red cards In the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-1 to take the early advantage in the competition But it was not cent percent happy outing for Real Madrid as star player Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off after being booked twice in the space of two minutes and was shown the red card Ronaldo made a big impact in the game by scoring a goal before being sent off Coming on 58th minute Ronaldo scored his first goal in the 80th minute when he took a strike outside the box and sent it past the Barcelona goalkeeper Two other goals (one an own goal by Gerrard Pique) for Real Madrid hurt Barcelona The final nail in the coffin wasMarco Asensio’s goal in the 90th minute Lionel Messi scored in the 77th minute for Barcelona The second leg of the Spanish Super Cup will be played at the Wednesday’s second leg at the Bernabeu Here are the video highlights from the match 1st goal:Gerrard Pique’s own goal which gave Real Madrid the lead against Barcelona in the 50th minute of the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday 2nd goal: Lionel Messi was given a chance through a penalty after Real Madrid goalkeeper was booked for a foul on Luis Suarez inside the area in the 77th minute 3rd goal:Real Madrid once again took the lead in the 80th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo coming off the bench in the 50th minute scored from outside the box against Barcelona 4th goal:Marco Asensio sealed the game for Real Madrid with a brilliant strike in the 90th minute to make the score 3-1 against Barcelona and win the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup Ronaldo booked:After scoring a wonderful goal in the 78th minute Cristiano Ronaldo was booked two minutes later He had been booked for his celebrations after the goal and this time for a dive inside the box Two yellows meant he was out for the rest of the game The second leg of the Spanish Super Cup will be held on Wednesday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News The random gibbering and roaring, A relative said,Komal finished her BA (Honours) in 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