Aryan Khan Case: What is Rave Party, what happens there?

 The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan from a rave party. Aryan is accused of buying and consuming drugs.

Aryan Khan's bail was heard on Monday, but he was sent to NCB custody till Thursday.

Apart from Aryan Khan, eight other people were detained at the alleged rave party at Cordelia Cruz.

Since then, discussions have started on rave parties and the use of drugs in them.

What is rave party and what happens in them? We have spoken to the Narcotics Department and their informers regarding this.

What is Rave Party?

Rave parties are organized secretly. This includes drugs, alcohol, music, dance and sometimes even sex.

An NCB official, who did not wish to be named, said, “Rave parties are organized only for a select few belonging to the party circuit. Newcomers are not allowed to attend these parties so that they do not know about it. spread."

Rave parties are a safe place for drug takers and sellers.

An NCB official said that large quantities of drugs are taken in rave parties.

NCB seized 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of mephedrone and 22 tablets of ecstasy from the rave party held on the cruise.

"Ecstasy, ketamine, MDMA, MD and charas are also taken at rave parties," the official said.

During the party, loud electric trance music is played so that drug users stay in the same mood for a long time. People take drugs and dance to this music.

Rave parties last from 24 hours to three days.

An NCB official said, "It is a special type of music system, so that electric trance music can be played at high volume."

Laser color photos, visual effects and smoke machines are also used at rave parties.

"The songs played at rave parties have very few words. Trance music creates a fanciful or confusing atmosphere and people like it," said an informant accompanying the raiding officers.

Code language is used from planning to organizing these parties.

Samadhan Dhanedhar, a retired police officer of Mumbai Police, has worked with NCB.

"These parties are held in far-flung places so that no one gets suspicious," he says.

Rave parties are generally held in Khandala, Lonavala, Karjat, Khalapur, Pune and some such places.

How are people invited to parties?

Rave parties are organized in a very secretive manner. Therefore, many methods are adopted to avoid the eyes of the investigating agencies.

Social media and code language are used to invite rave parties.

Adil Sheikh (name changed) is a police informer. He had earlier informed the NCB about the two rave parties.

Adil says, "The use of social media to give information about the rave party has increased significantly in the last few years. A small group of people who are part of these parties are formed who pass the party information to others."

Because a large amount of drugs are used in rave parties, they are done in forests or areas that are out of reach of the police.

Samadhan Dhanedhar explains, "Party organizers use some secret codes for this. No one can attend these parties whenever they want. Sometimes party information is given only through each other."

Who can go to the rave party?

Very few people are invited to rave parties. These are selected groups.

Thousands and lakhs have to be spent to join these parties. That's why ordinary people can't go there. These parties are for very rich people.

But, in the last few years, middle-class youth along with their rich friends have been found to be a part of it all.

Rave parties became popular among the youth in the 1980s.

Which rave parties were raided?

In 2009, Mumbai Police raided Bombay 72 Club in Juhu area of ​​Mumbai. The police had detained 246 youths in the raid. Many of these people were confirmed to have taken drugs in their blood tests.

Raigad police raided a rave party in Khalapur in 2011. Anti-Narcotics Cell officer Anil Jadhav was also arrested for his involvement in the case.

A blood test of 275 of those caught in the party confirmed drug use. In 2019, 96 people were caught during the raids at Auckwood Hotel in Juhu. 

Booming stock market and shrinking economy in India, what is the reason?

 The day of 21st January will be written in golden words in the history of Bombay Stock Exchange. For the first time in its 145-year history, the index crossed the psychological level of 50,000 and ended the day marginally lower at 49,624.76.

This is being seen as a big achievement. How important this success is, it can be gauged from the fact that after the nationwide lockdown at the end of March, the Sensex had fallen by 25,638 points. Now the boom is touching the sky.

That is, the index has doubled in 10 months. According to an estimate, in the year 2020, those investing in the stock market made a profit of 15 percent. In such a short span of time, it was impossible to earn such a handsome profit by investing in any other sector.

What are the reasons for this tremendous jump in the stock market in the last 10 months? And how long will this 'feelgood' time continue?


Before throwing light on these two questions, it is important to consider this question that if India's economy has been ruined due to the pandemic, then why has the stock market jumped so much in the last 10 months?


Why the difference between economy and market?

If there is an atmosphere of celebration in Mumbai's Dalal Street, then many people in the country are asking why there is such a disconnect between the economy and the stock market? The answer is not straightforward. But apart from India, similar trends have been seen in America, South Korea and some other economies as well.

This can be called a global trend. Mumbai-based economist Vivek Kaul says that India's economy is going to shrink in this financial year, but the stock markets are booming.

The main reason for this is the excessive liquidity (cash) available in the market.

The Wharton Business School in America is famous all over the world. In one of its daily radio shows, Itay Goldstein, the school's finance professor, gave three reasons for the global trend of disconnect between the stock market and the economy. 

They say that the first, which is true for all times, is that the investors of the stock market are the watchers of the times to come. In general, what you are seeing in the economy right now is going on. That is, the economy sees what is happening at the present time, such as what is happening in the field of production, employment.

According to Professor Goldstein, the second reason is the central bank injecting too much cash into the financial system. He says that all the major economies have given financial packages to deal with the epidemic, due to which cash has come in the market.

Professor Goldstein says that the third reason for this trend is the fact that the companies that are associated with the stock market are not necessarily representative of the entire economy. In support of his argument, he cites the example of companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Netflix, which were not negatively affected by the pandemic, but their stock share prices have increased rapidly and these companies do not lead the entire economy.

What are the reasons for the boom in the market?

For the past few months, there has been a 'bull run' in the stock market due to both global and domestic reasons.

According to Prateek Kapoor of Standard Chartered Securities, there have been several packages to fight the pandemic in the US, due to which there is a lot of liquidity in the market.

He explains, “India is one of the safest and most profitable market in the emerging market, so foreign institutional investors (FIIs) are investing in India and doing so rapidly. For a few days in the first week of January, they are out of our market. They started withdrawing money, due to which the market had fallen, but for the last two-three days, they are investing a lot again.

According to Prateek Kapoor, the second reason is the reduction in the interest rate. In his view, the political stability since the end of the election in America and the swearing-in of Joe Biden on Wednesday and some important steps taken by him had a positive effect on the US market, which had a direct impact on India's stock market as well.

In the year 2020, foreign investors made a deal of $ 32 billion in India's stock markets, which is a record for a single year so far.

The year 2019 was also the year of investment of foreign investors and in the year 2021 also the interest of foreign investors will remain in the Indian stock market.

There is an estimate that foreign investment of up to $ 25 to 30 billion can come to India.

Vivek Kaul says that these days the stock market is on the rise due to easily available cash.

He says, "Foreign investors have spent $32 billion buying Indian stocks last year (2020). Many local investors have also bet on stocks following the steep fall in interest rates. But the money has been invested. Due to all this, the stock market is going up, while the economy is expected to decline in this financial year.

The trend of investing in the market is increasing within the country. This is also a reason. According to a report, in the year 2020, the number of young investors in the category of retail investors increased by one crore. Investors taking a long term approach now prefer to invest in stocks and shares instead of keeping money in banks or investing money in real estate.

Will this boom continue?

There is some uncertainty at the moment. Opinions of experts differ. Prateek Kapoor says that the market will go up even more now.

He says, "For now, foreign investors will keep coming. Which Biden's new economic package will also bring color in the market. But in the short term, there may be a correction, that is, there will be volatility in the market in the next few days or weeks and the stocks of some companies will remain volatile. Prices will go down. Correction or a slight fall in the market is not negative. A little correction is needed as the market is overheated.

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das, emphasizing on financial stability, says that he is concerned that the disconnect between the economy and the market has increased in recent times. It is important to keep an eye on this trend. 

Koilakh Panchayat Votes for the Incumbent Mukhiya

 Koilakh 22 October: The voters of Koilkah Panchayat voted for the incumbent mukhiya Mr Shekhar Suman. In what seemed to be a photo finish competition, at least with his closest competitor Mr Avinash Jha alias Chote, Mr Suman emerged victorious quite comfortably. The psephologists who were monitoring the election from close quarters, cite a number of reasons for this victory. Some of these are as follows:

·     No mud sledging: Some psephologists believe that this time mud sledging was rampant in panchayat elections. Though his detractors and critics left no stone unturned to malign and soil the image of Mr Sekhar Suman, but he stayed away from such nefarious practice. He did not use it as “election plank”, though he would refute the charges levelled against him by his rivals.


·     Let the Work Speak: Instead of emphasing  on election manifesto, Sekhar let the work speak. In his election campaign, he would produce his report card and ask for his peoples’ support for the greater good of Koilakh Panchayat. He would also give cogent arguments for the charges of correction and openly challenged the person to come with corroborative evidence. In an interview with a local media channel, he said, “After 2016, if any property is found in the name of I myself, my spouse, even of my grandmother, I will register that property to the person who proves it.” And his candidness worked well with his electorates.



·     Comprehensive Campaigning: Koilakh Panchayat has very large jurisdiction. It comprises Tulsipatti, Alichak, along with Koilakh. Sekhar did not squander any opportunity to connect with the people. His comprehensive campaigning brought a sense of belonging for the voters there. He visited every Pakka house, every thatched house, met every family and asked for the support on the basis of the work that he did since 2016.

      --Ashish Jha