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Make Diwali purchases on Nov 7

By Prashant Hamine

when women worship the cow and calf for fertility and f you plan to make any prosperity. Dhanteras or Dhanatrayopurchases on the occasion of Diwali, do so on No- dashi which falls on Novemvember 7 or November 17. ber 1 (Friday) is the best day According to astrologer and to worship your wealth posaura reader Milan Thakar, the sessions. Thakar advises peofour days of Diwali are not ple not to spend any money the best dates to make any on this day. The best timing new purchases. More so the or muhurat to perform puja devout should refrain from of your valuables is as folspending money on Novem- lows: 7 am to 10.40 am, 12.35 ber 1 and November 3, adds pm to 1.35 pm, 4.55 pm to 5.55 pm and 9.20 pm to 10.30 Thakar. On November 7 (Thurs- pm. The offering for the puja day), the time from 10.20 am is bitter lime and sugar. Narak Chathurdashi or Kali to 1.30 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm is auspicious. On No- Chaudas which falls on November 17 (Sunday), which vember 2 (Saturday), the first will be celebrated as Dev Di- auspicious bath of Diwali wali (the Diwali of the Gods), holds special significance for the best time to make pur- the devout. As per religious chases is between 8.15 am scriptures, on this day a bath before break of dawn saves and 12.30 pm. According to Thakar, Di- the devout from going to hell wali for the women folk after death. Laxmi Pujan on November started from yesterday, October 31 which is called as Gov- 3 (Sunday) is the day of more atsa Vasubaras or Nanda Vrat importance for the traders


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and business community besides the devout. On this day the devout and businessmen perform puja of their book of accounts and is also known as ‘Chopada Puja’. The devout also perform ‘Sharda Pujan’ (worshiping goddess Saraswati, goddess of knowledge and wisdom). The best muhurat timings to perform the puja are as follows: 8.35 am to 12.10 pm, 2 pm to 3 pm, 5 pm to 6.15 pm, 6.15 pm to 7.35 pm and 9.20 pm to 3.10 am. Another auspicious day for the traders and business community is November 4 (Monday) known as ‘Balipratipada’ or ‘Padva’ The best time for conducting ‘Muhurat Ka Sauda’ (auspicious time to strike first best deal) is as follows: 6.55 am to 8.05 am and 9.40 am to 10.40 am. If as a trader you by chance

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‘Aadan Pradaan’ Newly started practice of introducing criminals to police stations coming under one jurisdiction has helped cops keep track of accused

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By Zuber Ansari

His political nuisance value has rapidly gone up, ever since Soniaji praised him!

adan Pradaan’ (Give and Take) – a term used for the exchange of criminals from one police station to another is quite effectively carried on in the western suburbs. Criminals’ ‘Aadan Pradaan’ is not new to the police department, it has been in practice since a long time and the modus operandi of it is similar in every region. The western suburbs re-

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Handicapped? Can’t help!

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CITY OPINIONS Will you buy gold or silver today?

Sadaf Jafry Housewife

No, gold at this time is unaffordable.

Shreyas Dhatrak Businessman

Yes, I will buy one gram of gold, because it is a tradition which is followed in our family.

Vandana Pathak PR professional

The market is very volatile. So, buying expensive gold and silver at this point of time is not possible.

Kavita Talreja Teacher

The purchase of gold will not stop but, during the festive season, gold rates are competing with onions, making it difficult to afford. Vrushali Vasaikar Student


RPF constables ignore plight of handicapped passenger being bullied, saying they are ‘only’ on duty in the ‘ladies compartment’

By Yatin Ingle


ednesday night was fine for Ram (name changed), a handicapped traveler in the Virar fast local, until a bully entered the handicapped compartment and started harassing the handicapped passengers. When Ram raised his voice against the bully, he was caught by the collar and abused and threatened that he would be thrown out of the running train. When Ram asked for help from two RPF constables sitting in the adjacent ladies

compartment, they ignored him. Emboldened by their indifference, the bully himself abused the RPF constables, but even then they did not respond. Later, when the ADC spoke to the constables, they said, “We have our duty only in the ladies compartment and cannot take care of any other incident or issues, whatever they may be!” This incident took place in the 9.25 pm Churchgate-Virar local’s handicapped compartment. When the train reached Bhayandar station, a middle-aged person entered

What punishment the security men and cops might face?


ublic servant disobeying direction of law with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture.-- Whoever, being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law as to the way in which he is to conduct himself as such public servant, intending thereby to save, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby save, any person from legal

punishment, or subject him to a less punishment than that to which he is liable, or with intent to save, or knowing that he is likely thereby to save, any property from forfeiture or any charge to which it is liable by law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both. Pic for representational purposes only

What to do when such incidents occur: Lodge an FIR with the Railway Police Inform the station master and the concerned RPF officer of the station. Under these acts, the bullies can be booked for punishment: Section 155, Indian Railway Act 1989 – Entering into a compartment reserved or resisting entry into a compartment not reserved.-153. Endangering safety of persons traveling by railway by willful act or omission.- If any person by any unlawful act or by any willful omission or neglect, endangers or causes to be endangered the safety of any person traveling on or being upon any railway, or obstructs or causes to be obstructed or attempts to obstruct any rolling stock upon any railway, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years. 154. Endangering safety of persons traveling by railway by rash or negligent act or omission.- If any person in a rash and negligent manner does any act, or omits to do what he is legally bound to do, and the act or omission is likely to endanger the safety of any person traveling or being upon any rail-

way, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both. 155. Entering into a compartment reserved or resisting entry into a compartment not reserved.If any passenger— (a) Having entered a compartment wherein no berth or seat has been reserved by a railway administration for his use (b) having unauthorized occupied a berth or seat reserved by a railway administration for the use of another passenger, refuses to leave it when required to do so by any railway servant authorized in this behalf, such railway servant may remove him or cause him to be removed, with the aid of any other person, from the compartment, berth or seat, as the case may be, and he shall also be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. (2) If any passenger resists the lawful entry of another passenger into a compartment not reserved for the use of the passenger resisting, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.

the handicapped compartment and started pushing the handicapped passengers around. The two RPF constables kept watching the incident from the adjacent ladies compartment, and ignored requests for help. They remained non-committal even after being abused by the bully who later got off and ran away when the train reached Virar station. The ADC spoke to Roshan Singh, one of the two constables, who said “We have been allotted duty in the ladies compartment and cannot leave it.” When asked why no help was provided even after the handicapped passengers pleaded for help, Singh refused bto comment and

walked into another compartment. Later, when handicapped passengers telephoned the Western Railway and asked Ajay Kadam, the other constable, to speak to the control officer, he refused but relented when the angry mob at the station started creating chaos. Surprisingly, when the victim stepped ahead to lodge a complaint, he was asked to leave the platform by the RPF. Sameer Dave, Railway passenger activist, says “These RPF constables should be punished under the IPC. The person who was a bully should be traced and caught by the cops. Whatever it may be, an FIR has to be lodged to take further action.”

Play safe

The prices are very high for us. Buying a flat is also very difficult.

Tata Power and RInfra urge people to celebrate a safe Diwali Readers wishing to participate in ‘Opinions’ may send us their name, day-time telephone number with a passport-size photograph to Your Subject line must be: opinion

VASTU TIP OF THE DAY Cash counter must be placed in North with cashier facing east or North-east. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

By Prashant Hamine


n view of the Diwali festival starting from November 1, both private sector power supply utilities Tata Power and Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) have issued an advisory urging people to celebrate a happy and safe Diwali. The Tata Power company has set up a exclusive dedicated helpline number 022-25774399 and Toll Free number 18002095161 which consumers can call in case of a fire or accident during Diwali. Besides this, the company has deployed vigil patrols at all consumer power sub-stations of expert duty engineers who will check all meter cabins to prevent them from being used as firecracker dumps. The company has also conducted fire safety audits of high footfall areas

like hospitals, educational institutions, malls and theatres in and around Mumbai. On the other hand, RInfra has issued a list of Do’s and Don’ts for people celebrating Diwali. The company has asked people to desist from tapping power supply by inserting bare wires, using 2 pin plugs and sockets and overloading a plug point. They have also asked consumers to cover the bare portions of electrical connections with good quality insulation, to always ensure a matching plug and socket to avoid loose contact and consequent heating and melting, to use fully insulated tools while handling electric wires and equipment and to promptly dial the power utility and the police in case of any fire or accident.

Mithibai College’s Inter collegiate festival, Mithibai - Kshitij was inaugurated by Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan. They revealed the theme for Kshitij’13 – ‘Spectrum Ablaze - Rejoice in a riot of colours’ is the theme for this grand event. The annual inter-collegiate cultural festival is scheduled for November 21, 22 and 23 wherein 100 colleges will participate with an average footfall of 40,000 in varied innovative events. Some of the events lined up this year are dark side of the spectrum, pulse, machete, blood sport, scorch the floor etc. Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra gave kudos to the Mithibai Kshitij team for a mesmerising start this year.

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By Kainaz Choksey & Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe

police takes. We have given them the required information in time.” Rajeev Kumar Mittal, memberiwali has always secretary, MPCB said, “MPCB works been a noisy affair, on two fronts. One is we create celebrated with awareness and conduct demonstragreat fanfare and enthusiasm. But tive tests with the police and NGOs slowly, with time, and thanks to the and share the results with people to efforts of activists, people have been make them aware. The report of realising that bursting firecrackers tests is sent to the office of Petrocan have severe irreversible effects leum Safety Explosives Organizaon people as well as the environ- tion (PESO). Secondly, we conduct ment. Some of the effects include tests through private agencies at sehearing loss, hypertension, sleep lect locations and send it to the podisturbance and heart disease lice every year.” According to Sudhir Badami, an among other things. Sumaira Abdulali, Convenor, activist: “Police being the enforcing Awaaz Foundation, is hopeful that authority, they should be asked to this year things may be different as make announcements from 9 pm people have become more aware of onwards on their mobile van loudthe ill-effects of bursting crackers. speakers amplified at reasonably “So far things have been quiet. Peo- low volume as they move about ple are more aware and it has been stating that bursting of fire crackers progressively getting quieter,” she after 10 pm is banned and violators said, as she pointed out that the will be put in night custody. No bursting of crackers would take monetary fines should be imposed. place more towards the last few Spending Diwali in police custody should be a good deterrent. For this days of Diwali. Recently, Abdulali conducted purpose some banners should be firecracker tests with the Maharash- put up in the city stating: ‘Detention tra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) Centre for Firecracker Rule Violaand found that all crackers violated tors’ in bold letters and ‘Bursting the Central Pollution Control Board Crackers is banned between 10 pm and Union environment ministry’s and 6 am’ as visible indicators that Government is serious on this issue. (MoEF) Noise Guidelines 2012.



“Municipal Corporation should She said, regarding the expected noise pollution this year, “It all de- be asked to serve notice to every pends on what kind of action the property owner, asking him/ her to

The louder the bang, the more popular the crackers, regardless of rules governing decibels.

Apart from noise, there is intense pollution from smoke and fumes of sparkles, fountains (flower pots) and other noiseless fireworks.

pass on the message of 10 pm deadline to every tenant/ resident. This notification should give out a mobile phone number of Municipal Corporation where complaints could be sent only by SMS, asking citizens to complain about violations if any. The onus of identifying the violator within the building complex should be the owner of the property or the managing or executive committee of the cooperative housing society. This will make every society to think proactively about the 10 pm deadline. The violators must be brought to book,” said Badami. According to Krishna Prakash, Additional Commissioner of Police (South region): “We cannot regulate it at an individual level but we will be monitoring it publicly. A meeting was convened with Awaaz Foundation and other NGOs. We have asked them to come forward and help the Mumbai Police in taking action against those manufacturers who do not mention the decibel levels on the labels. Public awareness campaigns through pamphlets and announcements on loudspeakers will be conducted. Regarding the 10 am deadline, the cops will be patrolling at Marine Drive and Girgaum to ensure that the law is not violated.”

turer directly.

What are the rules for these licensed fire cracker vendors? Temporary shops for possession and sale of fireworks during festivals. During festivals, the District Magistrate may issue temporary licences for possession and sale of fireworks in a temporary shop subject to the following conditions namely :— 1) The fireworks shall be kept in a shed made of non-flammable material, which is closed and secured so as to prevent unauthorised persons having access thereto. 2) The sheds for possession and sale of fireworks shall be at a distance of at least three metres from each other and 50 metres from any ‘protected work’. 3) No oil burning lamps, gas lamps or naked lights shall be used in the shed or within the safety distance of the sheds. Electrical lights, if used, shall be fixed to the wall or ceiling and shall not be suspended by flexible wire. Switches for each shop shall be fixed rigidly to the wall and a master switch shall be provided for each row of sheds. 4) Display of fireworks shall not be allowed within 50 metres of any shed. 5) In one cluster, not more than 50 shops will be permitted. “Protected works” include buildWho is authorised to sell fire crackers in Mumbai? From where should ings or structures in which persons dwell, work or assemble, college, you buy fire crackers in Mumbai? Fireworks should be sold from li- school, hospital, theatre, cinema censed premises only. No person house, shop, market, factory, place shall sell fireworks from any prem- of worship, place of storage of hazises other than those licensed under ardous substances, highway or public road, railway line, navigable these rules. This means, fire crackers being waterways, cross country above sold on hand carts, vehicles, cycles ground pipelines, dams or reseretc. are illegal. They may be selling voirs, overhead high tension power rejected or unlicensed material lines, but does not include cart which maybe highly hazardous tracks not in regular use, agricultural wells and pump sets conapart from being illegal. Fire crackers for public display nected therewith. must be bought from the manufac-


The Department of Explosives had already made it mandatory for manufacturers of fireworks to mention the noise levels in decibel units on firecrackers. The manufacturers are also required to declare on the packing of the boxes that the noise levels conform to the standards prescribed under the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986. The department had already included the prescribed noise limits for firecrackers as additional conditions of licenses issued under the Explosives Rules, 1983. The authorities empowered to enforce the Explosives Rules, 1983 have been clearly defined under the said Rules.

Are there any rules related to buying fire crackers? Before you buy crackers, ensure that there is no label or declaration on the box stating that they are “not for sale in India” or “only for export in other countries”. If there is such label, do not buy these crackers, they are not according to Indian standards and maybe harmful. Immediately report such vendors to the Department of Explosives. No licence shall be necessary for the following cases, viz. : possession of fireworks not exceeding 100 kg. for own use and not for sale; possession and sale from a shop of amorces and sparklers in quantity not exceeding 100 kg. What you can do: Abdulali is calling on citizens to participate and take pictures of illegal crackers being sold in shops/ kiosks and post them on the page ‘Citizens’ noise map’ on Facebook with the name of the shop and the location.



I, Mohit Kumar Devendra Gupta, have changed my name to Mohit Devendra Gupat Vide Gazette No. U-35523 dated 19th Sept. 2013. C-21500 I, Habeeb Mastan Syed, have changed my name to Habeeb Mastan Saheb Sayyed Vide Deedpoll Affidavit dated 30th October, 2013. C-21501 I, Rasheda D/o. Aslam Quereshi, have changed my name to Rasheeda Habeeb Sayyed Vide Affidavit/Deed Poll dated 14-09-2013. C-21502 I have changed my name from Sameer Shabbir Abdul Rehman Sayed, to ‘Sameer Shabbir Sayed’ as per Affidavit Dated: 29/10/2013. C-21503

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Twinkal Katkoria to Twinkle Shah as per Affidavit dated 31st October , 2013. C-21515 I Purushottamdas Shyamlal Agrawal have changed my name to Purushottam Shyamlal Agrawal as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21516 I Jubedaben Shokatali Maredia have changed my name to Zubeda Shaukatali Maredia as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No X-105634 dated: 26/06/2011. C-21517 I Roopchandram Marjad Vishwakarma have changed my name to Roopchand Marjad Vishwakarma as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 31/10/13. C-21518

I have changed my name from Shaina Begum, to ‘Shaheen Qureshi’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/10/2013. C-21504

I Merajuddin Riyazuddin have changed my name to Merajuddin Riyazuddin Siddiqui as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 29/10/13. C-21519

I have changed my name from Kulsoom Bee Shabbir Sayed, to ‘Kulsumbi Shabbir Sayed’ as per Affidavit Dated: 29/10/2013. C-21505

I Narayan Valaji Netke have changed my name to Narayan Walmik Netke as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 28/10/13.

I, Dilshad Ahmed Ansari have changed my Daughter’s name from Tuba Dilshad, to ‘Tuba Dilshad Ahmed Ansari’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 42183) Dated: 17/10/2013. C-21506 I have changed my name from Sheetal Chandrashekhar Nair to Huda Sherali Sayed (According deed poll Affidavit dated; 30/10/2013). C-21507 I have changed my name from Rehanabi Mohammed Khan to Rehana Abdul Rashid Panlekar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21508 I have changed my name from Sharifabi Abdur Razzak to Sharifa Asifali Khan as per Affidavit. C-21509 I have changed my name from Shahinbano Gulam Hasan Meer to Romana Mohammed Arif Sayed as per Affidavit dated 31/10/2013. C-21510 I have changed my name from Mohsin Irfan to Qureshi Mohsin Irfan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21511 I have changed my name from Ratankumar Ambadas Azade to Ratnakumar Ambadas Azade as per Affidavit dated 23rd September, 2013. C-21512 I have changed my name from Vaishali Balkrishna Mistry to Rohini Ratnakumar Azade as per Affidavit dated 23rd September, 2013. C-21513 I have changed my name from Satishkumar Lallubhai Katkoria to Satish Lallubhai Katkoria as per Affidavit dated 31st October , 2013. C-21514

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C-21520 I Sujata Narayan Netke have changed my name to Sojabai Narayan Netke as per deed poll Affidavit Dated: 28/10/13. C-21521 I Puja Sood have changed my name to Pooja Sood as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21522 I Sushil Kumar Maurya have changed my name to Sunil Maurya as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21523 I Urmiladevi Maurya have changed my name to Uramila Maurya as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21524 I Mrs. Swapnil Girish Sunthankar have changed my name to Mrs. Gayatri Girish Sunthankar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21525 I Sushatai Tukaram Musale have changed my name to Susha Nanasaheb Patil as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21526 I Sushma Patil have changed My Name to Susha Patil as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21527 I have changed my name from Momin. Nurali to Momin. Nuralibhai as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21528 I have changed my name from Sanij. Shahbuddin. Momin to Saniz. Shahbuddin. Momin as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21529

I have changed my name from Momin. Jahrabanu. Shahbuddin to Momin. Johraben Shahbuddin as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21530 I have changed my name from Palasara. Kasambhai. Mamad to Prasla. Kasambhai. Mamad as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21531 I Rafique Abdul Shakur Shekhani have changed my name to Rafique. Shakur. Shekhani as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 24/09/13. C-21532 I Mohammed Asif Mohammed Hanif have changed my name to Mohammad Asif Mohammad Hanif Khokar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21533 I Beena Anilkumar Doshi have changed my name to Bina Anilkumar Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 30/10/13. C-21534 I Vimal Kantilal Bhuta have changed my name to Vimal Kumar Kantilal Bhuta as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21535 I Rajeshsingh Dhyansingh Bist have changed my name to Rajesh Dhyansingh Bisht as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21536 I Borra Udaykumar Nageswarao have changed my name to Bhora Udaykumar Nageswarao as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21537 I Dipali Ashokbhai & Dipaliben Ashokbhai Chatbar have changed my name to Dipali Nirav Padia as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21538 I have change my name from Mohammed Asif Mohammed Yusuf to Mohammed Asif Yusuf Shaikh as per Maharashtra Govt Gazette No. (X-26984) dated: August 8-14, 2013. C-21539 I have change my name from Raisa Mohammed Amin Ansari to Raisa Asif Shaikh as per Maharashtra Govt Gazette No. (X-26985) dated: August 8-14, 2013. C-21540 I have changed my name from Rajiyabanu Haji Gulamnabi Suterwala to Razia Abdul Samad Mansuri as per Affidavit Dt. 28.10.2013. C-21541 I have changed my name from Abdus Samad Ramzan Ali Mansoori to Abdul Samad Ramzan Ali Mansuri as per Affidavit Dt. 28.10.2013. C-21542 I have changed my name from Begamji Lateef Shaikh to Begum Lateef Shaikh as per Affidavit Dt. 29.10.2013. C-21543 I have changed my name from Manish Shyamgopal Chaurasia to C Manish as per Affidavit. C-21544

MUMBAI | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 I have changed my name from Sanabano Ansari to Sana Ansari as per Affidavit. C-21545 I have changed my name from Shyamdasani Gulshan Kanyalal to Shamdasani Gulshan Kanayalal as per Affidavit. C-21546 We Mr.Kanyalal Achhra and Mrs. Manisha Achhra have changed our minor child name from Akshya Kanyalal Achhra to Akshay KanyalalAchhra as per Affidavit. C-21547 I have changed my name from Deepakkumar Gopichand to ValechaDeepak Gopichand as per Affidavit. C-21548 I have changed my name from Gopichand Sirumal to ValechaGopichand Sirumal as per Affidavit. C-21549 I have changed my name from Monica Hushiyar Gurnasinghani to Monika Hushiyar Gurnasinghani as per Affidavit. C-21550 I have changed my name from Bhojani Velji Vallabhai to VeljibhaiVallabhai Bhojani as per Affidavit. C-21551 I have changed my name from Nayeema Banu to Nayeema as per Affidavit. C-21552 I, Guduru Najeer Bhasha have changed my daughter's name from Guduru NidhaNajeer to Nida Najeer Guduru as per affidavit. C-21553 I have changed my name from Neelu Rajkumar Gallani to Neelam Rajkumar Galani as per Affidavit. C-21554 I have changed my name from Usmanmiya Chandmiya Sayed to Usmanmiya Chandmiya Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-21555 I have changed my name from Dattatraya Ganpat Wad to Dattatray Ganpat Wad as per Affidavit. C-21556 I have changed my name from Mohan Fulchand Parekh to Mohanlal Fulchand Jain as per Affidavit. C-21557 I have changed my name from Ejaz Ahmed Mohammad Usman to Ejaz Ahmed Mohammad Usman Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-21558 I have changed my name from Shamsullah Shah Mohamed to Shamsullah Shah Mohamed Ahir as per Affidavit. C-21559 I have changed my name from Imran Mohammed Yusuf Qureshi to Mohammed Imran Mohammed Yusuf Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-21560

I have changed my name from Mohammed Mudassar Rashid Ahmad to Mohammed Mudassar Rashid Ahmad Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-21561 I have changed my name from Ghazala Iqbal Quraishi to Gazala Imran Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-21562 I have changed my name from Ansul Neha Ashok Kumar Tripathi to Neha Farah Merchant as per Gazette No.U- 42364 Dated Oct 2013. C-21563 I, Ansul Neha Ashok Kumar Tripathy have changed my religion from Hindu to Muslim as per Gazette No. U- 42365 dated Oct 2013. C-21564 I have changed my name from Pradyamn Kisan Waghmare to Pradyumna Kisan Waghmare as per Affidavit. C-21565 I have changed my name from Ali Raza Sheikh to Ali Raza Jamiluddin Khan as per Affidavit. C-21566 I have changed my name from Sairabanu to Saira Bano Ali Raza Khan as per Affidavit. C-21567 I have changed my name from Hitesh Gopal Pahuja to Sohail Gopal Pahuja as per Affidavit. C-21568 I have changed my name from Prakashkumar Arvindbhai P Shah to Prakash Arvindbhai Shah as per Affidavit. C-21569 I have changed my name from Noni Arvind Bhanushali to Noni Arvind Joysar as per Affidavit. C-21570 I have changed my name from Arvind Laxmidas Bhanushali to Arvind Laxmidas Joysar as per Affidavit. C-21571 I have changed my name from Jyoti Arvind Bhanushali to Jyoti Arvind Joysar as per Affidavit. C-21572 I have changed my name from Surender Singh Dwarkasingh Munday to Surender Singh Dwarkasingh Munde as per Affidavit. C-21573 I change my name from Ramaben Virjibhai Khakharia to Rama Jayesh Majithia as per Affidavit dated 30.10.2013. C-21574 I have changed my name from Chandrashekhar D.Thakur to Chandrashekhar Dnyaneshwar Thakur as per Affidavit. C-21575 I have changed my name from Nisra Nasir Ahmad to Nisar Naseer Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-21576

I have changed my name from Mohammad Arif Barkatullah to Arif Barkatulla Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-21577 I have changed my name from Balagopal to Balagopalan Kodupurath as per Affidavit. C-21578 I have changed my name from Jaishree to Jayashree Rayirathil as per Affidavit. C-21579 I have changed my name from Gayatri Devi to Gayatri Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-21580 I have changed my name from Rajani Malviya to Rajni Malviya as per Affidavit. C-21581 I have changed my name from Prithviraj Sumermal Jain to Prithviraj Sumermal Seth as per Affidavit. C-21582 I have changed my name from Soheni Prithviraj Seth to Sohini Prithviraj Seth as per Affidavit. C-21583 I have changed my name from Pallak Rajkumar Deora to Palak Rajkumar Deora as per Affidavit. C-21584 I have change my name from Popatiya Samira Banu Haroonbhai to Kamani Samira Salim as per Affidavit. C-21585 I have change my name from Ghansar Asifa Binte Abu Saeed to Ubare Asifa Iftikhar Ahmed as per Affidavit. C-21586 I have change my name from M. Iqbal Hasan Sange to Mohammed Iqbal Hasan Sange as per Affidavit. C-21587 I have change my name from Khan Waris Ebrahim to Khan Waris Ali Ebarhim as per Affidavit. C-21588 I have change my name from Shibu Joseph to Puthenparambil Shibu Joseph as per Affidavit. C-21589 I have change my name from Nakhwa Barkat Ali Sattar to Nakhwa Barkat Sattar as per Affidavit. C-21590 I have change my name from Dhanshe Abdus Sattar Abbas to Dhanshe Abdul Sattar Abbas as per Affidavit. C-21591 I have changed my name from Nilesh Shyam Salunke to Nilesh Sham Salunkhe as per Affidavit. C-21592

contd. on p. 6

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Rs 7.04 crore on Adarsh

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State goverment spends Rs.83,605 daily probing Adarsh scam

By Philip Varghese

days before the target date. The commission was headed n a shocking revelation ex- by retired High Court judge posed through a Right to Justice J.A. Patil with retired Information Act (RTI), the Chief Secretary P. Subaryastate government has spent manyam including 14 other Rs.7.04 crore on the Adarsh staff. Only one personal AsCommission which was func- sistant K.K. Nair is provided tional for 842 days, expending by the MMRDA. The salary Rs.83, 605 per day for salaries between January 2011 to April 2013 for 842 days to all and the final report. This was revealed by RTI staff is Rs.1,88,33,321 and activist Anil Galgali who is Rs.7,99,604 was spent on telealso one of petitioners in the phone and electricity expenAdarsh Commission and is diture and other expenditure trying to scrutinise MMRDA’s charges was Rs.8,84,525. Counsel and lawyers exrole in Adarsh Scam as MMRDA was a Special Plan- penditure was Rs.3.97 crore According to the RTI, the ning Authority then. Galgali had sought details state government spent a from the General Administra- total of Rs.3,96,80,581 on sentive Department (GAD) of ior counsel and lawyers’ fees. Government of Maharashtra The counsel was paid on the total expenditure in- Rs.1,15,000 and Rs.40,000 for cluding salary, vehicle, tele- lawyers and Rs.25,000 for phone, zerox and fees paid to each appearance, while his assistants received Rs.5,000 the senior counsel. In the reply, Under Secre- an appearance. Adarsh Commission’s Sentary R.G. Panchal of the GAD said that the Adarsh Commis- ior counsel Dipan Merchant sion was formed on January is paid Rs.1,48,40,000 and 8, 2011 and the date of the Junior Counsel Bharat Jhaveri submission of the final report got Rs.17,90,000. Senior counsel Anil Saakhare got was April 30, 2013. Galgali said, “The reply has Rs.1,39,92,539 by various derevealed several shocking partments like UD, Revenue facts. The Commission sub- and Forest. Advocate U.B. mitted its final 691 page re- Nigot got Rs.51,37,849 and port to the state government advocate R.M. Vasudev got on April 18, 2013, that is 12 Rs.39,07,193 while advocate


Vinay Masurkar got Rs.13, 000. Interestingly, Sakhare charges Rs.1,15,000 for effective hearing, Rs.55,000 for non-effecting hearing and only Rs.4,000 for conference charges. Advocate U.B. Nigot and advocate R.M. Vasudev charge Rs.25,000 for appearance and Rs.4,000 for conference charges. A bill of Rs.1 crore is still pending with the UD department. MMRDA spends Rs.1.02 crore The main accused who issued three commencement certificates (CC) and Occupation certificate (OC) to Adarsh housing society in South Mumbai where the 31storeyed building stands, spends Rs.1,01,97,275. Construction, Renovation and electricity at old customs house for Adarsh Commission Office costs MMRDA Rs.52,04,160 and Rs.11,65,723 is spent on salary. Rs.4,02,427 was spent on stationary, computer, lockers, library books. MMRDA provides only three vehicles to Adarsh Commission’s Chairman, members and secretaries for which the expenditure was Rs.34,08,977. Other small expenditure claims were Rs.15,988.


Auto drivers menace at Bandra worsens Residents of Bandra allege that the auto drivers even assault passengers if anyone dares raise a voice against the rogue drivers By Zuber Ansari


he menace of rickshaw drivers at Bandra station is getting worse with the drivers illegally over-charging commuters and engaging in triple-lane parking causing traffic jams. Passengers raising their voices against such behaivour are even assaulted by the errant auto drivers. With traffic officials nowhere to be seen, locals alleged that traffic and RTO officials work hand in glows with auto drivers. Autos outside the railway station only ply to Bandra terminus and BKC. The single lane for autos outside the station is never followed. Share auto for three destinations operate from outside the station. Auto drivers in

Chaos outside Bandra station. peak hours charge Rs.20 per seat on the railway stationBKC route plying four passengers at a time sometimes even five. The rate is otherwise Rs.10 per passenger. Social activist Siddique Taraporewala, who had registered a complaint with the traffic police Vakola, said, “Due to road blocks, it is very difficult to reach for ambulances or fire engines during emergencies”. Wasim

Qureshi, a local resident, said, “Auto drivers are very rude and are usually in a gang. I have never seen any official here”. Another auto route is from Colgate ground to Bandra terminus. Qureshi said, “One will never get an auto for terminus, the passenger has to take a share auto. Passengers are threatened by auto drivers.” He added, “Most auto drivers do not even have their papers”. Senior police inspector P.P. Temkar of Vakola traffic police station said, “Our officials and constables are always patrolling and are doing their best”. When asked why they don’t charge auto drivers for taking in extra passengers, he refused to comment.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Rushikesh Bhagirath Joshi to Rushikeshkumar Bhagirath Joshi as per Affidavit. C-21593 I have changed my name from Sajeda Khatun to Sajida Parvez Khan as per Affidavit. C-21594 I have changed my name from Agnelo Joseph Vaz to Agnel Joseph Vaz as per Affidavit. C-21595 I have changed my name from Mina Dashrat Makude to Minakshi Devichand Jain as per Affidavit. C-21596 I have changed name from Gajanand Ramdarash Sharma to Gajanand Ramdarash Vishwakarma as per Affidavit. C-21597 I have changed my name from Santosh Manikantan Gopal Pillai to Tejasz Gopal Pillai as per Affidavit. C-21598

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N OT I C E PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that I, Mr. Husain Ahmed Abdul Moeed Ansari, residing at flat no.06, Ground Floor, Momin Apartment, Bandevali Hill Road, Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai-400102, do hereby state & inform the public at large that I have debarred/suspended my elder son namely Huzefa Husain Ahmed Ansari, from, my property/estates/house, and also break all types of relation, with him, now onwards neither myself, nor my other family members have any type of relation of whatsoever nature/manner with said son, therefore if any person have any grievances with the said son shall contact directly to him, myself or any family members have no relation with him, if any complaint or grievances raised by any person shall be treated as null and void, and it will be dealt as abandoned.



NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Clause 41 of the Listing Agreement, that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company will be held on Monday, 11th November, 2013 inter-alia, to consider and approve the Unaudited Financial Results (Provisional) of the Company for the Quarter and Half Year ended 30th September, 2013. For ASP Technologies Limited Sd/Date : 31.10.2013 Director


Regd off.: Trade World ‘C’ Wing, 16th Flr, Kamala City, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mum-13

Place : Mumbai

Regd. Off: 35, Ashok Chambers, Broach Street, Devji Ratansey Marg, Masjid Bunder, Mum-09.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Clause 41 of the Listing Agreement, that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company will be held on Wednesday 13th November, 2013, inter-alia, to consider and approve the Un-Audited Financial Results (Provisional) of the Company for the Quarter and Half Year ended 30 t h September, 2013. For Shree Global Tradefin Ltd Sd/R.Rajalakshmi Date : 31.10.2013 Company Secretary Place : Mumbai

Date : 01/11/2013 Place: Mumbai

I have changed my name from Sumit Prakash Nandwani to Sumeet Prakash Nandwani as per Affidavit. C-21599

I have changed my name from Hetesh Chandrakant Bhoir to Hitesh Chandrakant Bhoir as per Affidavit. C-21601

I have changed my name from Sathyendrakumar Krishnan Nair to Satyendrakumar Krishnan Nair as per Affidavit. C-21603 I have changed my name from Sugatha Satyendrakumar to Sugathamony Satyendrakumar as per Affidavit. C-21604 I have changed my name from Amreen Beg to Amreen Baig as per Affidavit. C-21605 I have changed my name from Wahab Beg to Wahab Baig as per Affidavit. C-21606 I have changed my name from Shamim Beg to Shamim Baig as per Affidavit. C-21607 I have changed my name from Gulam Mohiddin Kazi to Gulam Mohiddin Arai as per Affidavit. C-21608 I have changed my name from Ayesha Gulam Mohiddin Kazi to Ayesha Gulam Mohiddin Arai as per Affidavit. C-21609 I have changed my name from Salma Mustaque to Salma Mustaquebatliwala as per Affidavit. C-21610 I have changed my name from Sangeeta Menghrajmal Punjabi to Jiya Manish Pamnani as per Govt. of Maha. Gazette No. U-074085. C-21611

By Khushboo Panjabi


umbaikars are all set to enjoy the most awaited and biggest festival of the year. Apart from buying firecrackers and doing some home dĂŠcor, Di-

wali shopping is incomplete without the new traditional dresses. The trend is seen more amongst the youngsters. People are gearing up to look their best. Rachna Kuradia, resident of Vashi, doing her Diwali shopping at Inorbit Mall, Vashi, said, “Shoppers Stop is the only shop from where I do shopping for my family availing of the discounts does not matter. Since one cannot do without Indian wear the new trend of wearing long ankle length kurta with chudhidaar, I have also bought a designer saree in blue with accessories for Diwali.� Tejashvi Dalvi a resident of Currey Road is busy preparing for her Doctorate examinations had planned to buy from the Hindmata market in Parel from where she usually does. “I bought myself an Anarkali in a bright colour, but without heavy work or embroidery,� she says.


I have changed my name from Dineshbhai Rajan Aiyar to Dinesh Rajan Aiyar as per Affidavit. C-21600

I have changed my name from Sangeeta Vilas Patil to Sangita Vilas Patil as per Affidavit. C-21602

Mumbaikars gear up to pick up their favourite outfit

NEW SHIVSAGAR CO-OP. HSG. SOC. LTD. Samyukta Nagar, Achole Cross Road, Nalasopara, Tal. Vasai, Dist. Thane

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 13/11/2013 at 3.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje, Achole, Nalasopara, Tal. Vasai, Dist. Thane. City Survey Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. No. 137 14/15 (part) 13 & 14 982.00 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 30/10/2013.

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

SURAM PARK CO-OP. HSG. SOC. LTD. Jivdani Marg, Virar (E), Tal. Vasai, Dist. Thane

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 13/11/2013 at 11.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje, Achole, Nalasopara, Tal. Vasai, Dist. Thane. Survey No. -35 — 35, 49/9,— 35, 49 —

10,11,11/1,11/3, Plot No. 1&2— -1550.50 & 731.62 11/4,1215,16 -3— -1731.66 sq. mtr. Hissa No. 8,9,11/2 -4— -1896.41 -10,11/2,5A Area-(sq mtr) Total-5910.19

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 30/10/2013.

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.


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Justice in ‘zero encounters’ era

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Five gangsters were convicted under all four sections applicable to a 2011 case of kidnapping and extortion By Neel Shah


n what can be termed a landmark judgement, five dreaded gangsters were awarded four times life imprisonment for all four sections of the IPC applying to the 2011 case of kidnapping and extortion on Tuesday. The convicted accused identified as Ganesh Shinde alias Ganya, Bajrang Nichite alias Ganya Taklya, Abhijeet Babar, Mangesh Chavan and Vilas Shinde. Talking to ADC, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said,

“Such a judgement is a shot in the arm, which sets a precedent and gives impetus to the entire force especially at the time when the underworld tries to raise its head considering the current scenario of zero encounters”. The judgement by Judge Prithviraj Chavan (Special MCOCA court) was due to the strenuous efforts of the crime branch sleuths and particularly inspector Vinayak Vast and his assistant Sanjay Nikam. The dreaded gangster Ganya, a dreaded gangster

Officer behind the conviction


I Vinayak Vast: Currently heading the Anti Extortion Cell (AEC), he is an asset to Mumbai’s crime branch. It was due to his efforts of minutely scrutinising all the evidences and the concerned papers relating to the case while heading the Unit IV department of crime branch that the police was able to successfully secure PI Vinayak Vast the conviction of the five gangsters. Due to his 24x7 Vast was recently appointed working habit and accurate as AEC chief to tackle Mumdocumentation in the case, bai’s underworld.

from Sion associated with fugitive don Chhota Rajan, was a tough nut to crack and had given sleepless nights to the city police. Under the tutelage of gangster D.K. Rao, Ganya used to operate his gang and kidnap businessmen to extort money from them. Apart from the several other cases against him, Ganya was arrested in a 2011 kidnapping and extortion case of a Sion-based businessman, wherein he had extorted Rs.5 lakh from the victim. The arrest of Ganya and his aides did not stop him from operating his gang, as he began to threaten the witness in the case and target businessmen while being in jail, informed the police. However, the crime branch gathered all the relevant evidence and built a water-tight case against Ganya and his gang and consequently, the accused would now spend 20 years in jail. Unfortunately, the police could not gather relevant evidence against the sixth accused identified as Ravi Shinde, who was acquitted from all the sections due to lack of evidence.



By Anil Vishwakarma


Diwali tragedy

six-year-old girl was seriously injured on Wednesday while celebrating Diwali in Ambadi Naka, Bhiwandi. Bhavika Santosh Mohite was playing with fire crackers bought by her uncle when one of them exploded injuring both her eyes and burning half her face. Her parents immediately rushed to the nearby Sai Leela Hospital where she was treated. “The percentage of burns that the girl has suffered is quite extensive and her wounds will take time to heal,” said Dr. Hemkar Shetty who is handling the case. The badly burned six-year-old girl with her mother and a relative.

Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Hon’ble Ajitdada Pawar released the Diwali & New Year Greeting Card yesterday at Rashtrawadi Bhavan, Mumbai. The card has been prepared by Dr. Aasif Shaikh, President – Minimum Wage Advisory Board, Corporator & and former Leader of Opposition Mira Bhayandar. On this occasion, NCP State President MLA Bhaskar Jadhav, Working President MLA Jitendra Ahwad, MLA Hemant Takle and State Youth President Umesh Patil were present.

Armed thieves rob Mulund bizman By Tariq Khan

Mulund (west). He was standing near the residential businessman was robbed colony and waiting for his of cash worth Rs.30 lakh private car to head to his ofby unidentified persons in a fice in Navi Mumbai and was car who threatened him with carrying a bag containing a knife and a firearm in Mu- Rs.32.40 lakh in cash. Around lund (west) on Thursday 8:30 am, a Maruti Swift pulled morning while was standing up in front of him and two below his building. The ac- men alighted from the vehicused then fled and the vic- cle. Two other persons were tim managed to note down also seated inside the vehicle. the registration number One of the men brandished a which the police suspect is sickle while the other threatened him with a firearm fake. Deep Khera (32), a building while snatching his bag and material supplier, is a resi- sped away in the car. The Mulund Police have dent of Indraprashtha Society on the Jain Mandir Road in registered a case of dacoity


By Suresh Golani


ike food grains, milk is also an essential need of the country and an elaborate National Dairy Plan has been envisaged with an investment of more than Rs.17,000 crore,” said Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Amul Dairy’s state-of-the-art plant at Tokre village near Virar, on the occasion of Sardar Patel

and robbery under sections 397 and 392 along with section 34 (common intention) of the IPC. Relevant sections of the Arms Act have also been added. “The residential colony has CCTV cameras but they only cover the area inside the building. We are preparing sketches based on the description given by the victim. An ‘insider’ angle is also being probed,” said PI Ravidatta Sawant of Mulund police station. Officers added that the car used to commit the crime has to be a stolen one and its number is fake. Investigation is on.

Mega milk plant in Virar Jayanti on Thursday. Pawar and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, inaugurated the fully automated plant which has been designed and built with a total investment of Rs.180 crore and is the first across the globe with fully automatic traffic management system for milk packing operations. The plant has a capacity of processing 10

lakh litres milk per day. Other dignitaries included: Bharat Singh Solanki, Madhukar Chavhan, Dinsha Patel, Dairy Chairman-Ramji Parmar, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, Vasant Davkhare, Hitendra Thakur, Kshitij Thakur, Vilas Tare, Rajendra Gavit, Shashikant Shinde, Narayan Mankar among others.




‘Aadan Pradaan’ Continued from pg 1 «

handles a number of high profiles crimes. Additional Commissioner of Police (West) Vishwas Nangre Patil personally handles the ‘Aadan Pradaan’ in Zone VIII DCP Namdev Chavan’s office in BKC on every Thursday. Here police officials from all 21 police stations bring in criminals from their respective police stations and produce them before the police officials of other police stations, disclosing details about the criminals’ modus operandi and their arrests. DCP, Zone VIII N.D. Chavan

said that in this ‘Aadan Pradaan’, most of the habitual were brought. This practice of ‘Aadan Pradaan’ helps all police stations have information regarding all the accused. Additional Commissioner of Police (South) Krishna Prakash who has around 17 police stations under his jurisdiction said, “It is true that ‘Aadan Pradaan’ is more effective in western suburbs because our Additional Commissioner Vishwas Nangre Patil personally attends it”. While Additional Commissioner of Police (North) Sunil Paraskar handling 16 police stations said that they also


Building property bearing C. S. No. 1/1104 of Byculla Division, E- Ward, Situated at Bldg. no. 54-56, Undria Street, E - ward, Mumbai.. Cess No. E – 329-331. Known as “Chunawala Building”, Mumbai are proposed for redevelopment under the benefit of D.C.Regulation, section 33(7). As per the direction of Govt. of Maharashtra in Housing Department. The list of Tenant/ Occupants is published herewith of the above said properties.


Sr. No.

Name of Tenants

Ground Floor 1 Kapasi Trading Co.

Name of Occupants Kapasi Trading Co. Name kept in abeyance Successor of (Late) Sayed Hassan Sayed Ahmed Mohamed Hussain Abdul Gani Agariya

User Shop / Resi./ Rm. No. N.R.






Late Sayed Hassan Sayed Ahmed Mohamed Hussain Abdul Gani Agariya




SK Almas Bano Bashir Ahmed SK Almas Bano Bashir Ahmed




Kaleem Ahmed Mohammed Nasim Kaleem Ahmed Mohammed Nasim




Halimabi Hasan Jaan Mohammed Halimabi Hasan Jaan Mohammed Kachii Kachii




Fatima Ali Asgar Jawadwala Fatima Ali Asgar Jawadwala




Nazma Janmohamed Kachi Nazma Janmohamed Kachi



Shaikh Abdulkarim Shaikh Amin Shaikh Abdulkarim Shaikh Amin



10 Chowki Mohalla Masjid Trust Chowki Mohalla Masjid Trust



Nigar Akhtar Shah



12 Bilkis Moosa & Abdul Rauf Shakoor Moosa

Bilkis Moosa & Abdul Rauf Shakoor Moosa




Ramzan Abdul Kabaria

Ramzan Abdul Kabaria




A. Samei Kabaria

A. Samei Kabaria






conduct the ‘Aadan Pradaan’ because it is a unique way of sharing information regarding criminals. Third highest Region Additional Commissioner of Police Kaisar Khalid who handles around 18 police stations said that every Saturday they get new information about every accused. Sources from Mumbai Police revealed that in ‘Aadan Pradaan’, whenever the accused is produced before the Detection Officers and Crime Police Inspector (PI), their photographs are clicked and kept in their records, which help them identify the accused if caught again.

Auspicious Beginnings Continued from pg 1 « some how manage to miss the date for the ‘Muhurat Ka Sauda’ on November 4, then you can perform the same on November 7 (Thursday) known as Pandav Panchami or Labhpacham. The auspicious Muhurat timing for striking the first best deal for traders and businessmen is between 11.05 am and 12.30 pm.

First Floor


Nigar Akhtar Shah

15 Jan Mohammed Abdul Kadar Jan Mohammed Abdul Kadar

By Khushboo Panjabi


he unhygienic condition of Sanpada railway station has disappointed commuters. But more pertinent are the complaints of women commuters that sex workers walk freely within the station premises at night making the area unsafe. While these complaints have been made repeatedly, they have fallen on deaf ears. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Sanpada ward office however, has now taken this issue to the City Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) and the Railway Department. MNS delegations have also handed over the complaints to CIDCO Chairman Pramod Hindurao and Railway Commercial Inspector Rajiv Ranjan in the hope that these issues will be sorted out soon. Till recently, women commuters have been asking for a guard at the station premises in the hope of feeling safer. “We feel very uncomfortable in the evening when we return from work, as the area outside the station has several eunuchs and sex workers waiting for customers. They are also found near the bus stop, making us feel insecure while we wait for the bus, as the men who come looking

Anwar Dawood Parmar

Anwar Dawood Parmar


Parmar Mohd. Hanif Dawood


17 Rehana Khatoon Sagirkhan Rehana Khatoon Sagirkhan








20 Mohd. Miya Mehboob




Name kept in abeyance Successor of (Late) Mohd Miya Mehboob Name kept in abeyance Successor of Shaikh Mohammed Shaikh Yusuf (Late) Nazir Ali Husain Ali



22 Shaikh Mohd Iqbal Shafi Mohammed Shaikh Mohd Iqbal Shafi Mohammed



Chandresh Lodha Marg, Achole, Nalasopara (E), Tal. Vasai, Dist. Thane



Sajid Ibdrahim Shaikh

Sajid Ibdrahim Shaikh

Asgari Begum Abdul Shakoor Asgari Begum Abdul Shakoor 19 Moosa & Abdul Rauf Abdul Moosa & Abdul Rauf Abdul Shakoor Moosa Shakoor Moosa

Third Floor 23 24 25 26

Abdu Aziz Khan Shoaib Abdul Aziz Khan, Mateen Abdul Aziz Khan Sharifabai Abdul Gufoor Hassan Mohamed Gulam Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Gulam Mohamed Yasin Khadim Shaikh

Abdu Aziz Khan Shoaib Abdul Aziz Khan, Mateen Abdul Aziz Khan Munir Ahmed Zahoor Ahmed







Meraj Ahamed Shaikh



Samina Mohd. Akram Shaikh



Yasin Khadim Shaikh





27 Afzal Abbas Hamid Husain Afzal Abbas Hamid Husain

Any person other than the above listed having any objection regarding their tenancy right, the title interest or claim against the above premises, area requested to submit the same within the 7 days from the date of publication of the notice, to the following:-

Ex.Engineer E2 – Div M B R & R Board. Gr. Fl., Bldg No. 34,Abhuday Nagar, Kalachowki,Mumbai – 400 033.

M/s. Hi-Rise Realty Channel Asia, 3rd Flr.,Off. No. 307, Rose Collection, S.S.Musafirkhana Road, Mumbai – 400 001.

the usage of the station premises during peak hours reaches a new high. “The authorities have made provisions for us to buy tickets from a few authorised shops near the station, but even these places have a queue. If all the windows are kept open, it will be easy for us,” says another commuter. The MNS has issued a week’s notice to the authorities to institute a change and has also stated that if commuters are still be being affected, a protest will be held by the party under the leadership of Thane District Samparka president Girish Dhanukar and Navi Mumbai city president Gajanan Kale.

History-sheeter held in chain snatching case

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for them are from various backgrounds”, said Ria Jadhav a resident of Sanpada. Commuters have also complained that there are inadequate ticket counters and roofless platforms that have also inconvenienced them. “Out of the four ticket windows, only two remain open. During peak hours, this leads to a long queue. It is very inconvenient for us. We should be allowed to avail services offered to us. ATVM and coupon validating machines are also dysfunctional most of the times,” says Ravindra Lad, a resident of Sector 8, Sanpada. As Sanpada station is close to the Sion-Panvel Highway and the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC),

Azad Shrivastav | ADC


Poor condition of Sanpada railway station irks commuters Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 13/11/2013 at 2.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje, Achole, Nalasopara, Tal. Vasai, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Area (Sq. Mtr) - 160(89) 5&8 910+1420= 2330.00 sq. mtr. Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 30/10/2013.

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

By Kainaz Choksey


n Thursday, the VP Road police station arrested a chain snatcher; a historysheeter notorious for carrying out crimes in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. Imran Noor Mohammed Mansoori alias Buthi (28) was arrested by theVP Road Police along with two accomplices. On October 27 at 8 am, Sunanda Shankar Shinde (40), a tailor by profession was walking along with his sisterin-law Sangeeta Jadhav at Grant Road near Bachubhai chowky. They were returning home after purchasing gro-

ceries when two people on a motorbike pushed Jadhav and snatched her chain and fled. The victims shouted for help but in vain. The complainant, Sunanda Shinde immediately registered a case at VP Road police station. Mansoori is a resident of Marine Centre building in Vashi, in Sector 6. His accomplice Vijay Kale is also wanted in the case. According to Rajendra Chavan, Senior Police Inspector, VP Road police station, “Two gold chains and two and a half kg of gold have been recovered from Mansoori.”

Like father, like son

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While Uddhav Thackeray is concentrating on the rest of Maharashtra, son Aditya is busy trying to change the face of Mumbai By Vishnudas Sheshrao


ena President Uddhav Thackeray is conspicuous by his absence in inspections and civic programmes while his son Aditya Thackeray’s presence in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has been increasing over the last few weeks. According to sources, Aditya Thackeray is being promoted in the party and will be responsible for Mumbai since his father is reportedly concentrating on the rest of Maharashtra. The upcoming general parliamentary and assembly elections are very crucial for Sena, since these will be the deciding factors for the Sena to be considered an active political party on a state and national level. The party has suffered two major two setbacks in last decade – the for- Aditya Thackeray along with Mayor Sunil Prabu and Standing Committee mation of Raj Thackeray’s chairman Rahul Shewale, inspecting the roads. MNS party, thus dividing the Sena, and the death of Bal Municipal Commissioner to taking an initiative with rethe Urban Development De- spect to several issues plaguThackeray. Aditya Thackeray made his partment of the state govern- ing the city, particularly entry into the BMC by put- ment for approval. He is also potholes, he was conspicuting forward a proposal – to working with Bollywood ous by his absence on allow eateries in Mumbai that actor Dino Morea on his idea Wednesday night as Aditya will run for 24 hours, 7 days a of installing ‘open gyms’ led the Mayor, the Chairman week – which was passed in across the city to promote the of the Standing Committee and at least hundred of youth the corporation meeting and habit of exercising. While Uddhav has been in his examination of the was later forwarded by the

Mega block on roads

Due to on going traffic, the road department of the civic body could not carry out work in full speed. So, the civic body is planning to introduce mega block on city roads on the line of local trains. During the mega block on particular road, it would be blocked from all sides for particular period of time. Meanwhile the local will be given access to roads only for walk and citizen will be requested to use their private vehicles and use public transport. The civic officials are in talk with traffic police for introduction and implementation of mega block on roads. road repair work. Aditya visited three such sites and said, “We are putting in all out effort to give the city the best roads possible. I have visited South and Central Mumbai today and will visit parts of the city gradually.”


74 assembly constituencies in state to have multi-lingual EVM papers and voter lists By Prashant Hamine

stituencies in the Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburhere are at least 74 as- ban districts, 31 assembly sembly constituencies constituencies will have out of the 288 constituen- EVM ballot unit papers and cies in the state which have voters lists in Marathi and multi-lingual ballot unit English. In the neighbourpapers on Electronic Voting ing Thane district, besides Machines (EVMs) and voter the two assembly conlists in the state. According stituencies of Bhiwandi to data from the Election West and Bhiwandi East Commission of India (ECI), which will have EVM ballot in the Mumbai City district, unit papers and voters lists three assembly constituen- in Urdu, six other assembly cies of Mahim, Byculla and constituencies will have Mumbadevi as well as the EVM ballot unit papers and Mumbai Suburban district voters lists in Marathi and assembly constituencies of English while the two asKurla (SC) and Kalina will sembly constituencies of have EVM ballot unit pa- Malegaon Central and pers and voters lists in Malegaon Outer in the Nashik district will have Urdu as well. An EC official speaking EVM ballot unit papers and on the condition of voters lists in Urdu. But that is not all. At least anonymity disclosed that some assembly constituen- five assembly constituencies in the state have a size- cies of Akkalkot, Solapur able presence of a minority South, Chandgad, Shirol community population and Jat will have EVM baland hence the EVMs will lot unit papers and voters have ballot unit papers dis- lists in Marathi and Kanplaying the names of can- nada. “That is because didates and their party these assembly constituenaffiliations either in cies border the state of KarMarathi, English, Urdu or nataka. There is a strong Kannada as the case war- influence of Kannada and rants. Besides this, the vot- hence you need to have ers list in these ballot unit papers on EVMs constituencies will be and voter lists in Kannada,” disclosed an EC official. multi-lingual. There are 54 assembly Out of the 288 assembly constituencies in the state constituencies, a majority which will have EVM ballot of 214 assembly conunit papers and voters lists stituencies will have EVM in Marathi and English. Out ballot unit papers and votof the 36 assembly con- ers lists in Marathi.


NCP will fight 2014 polls Ajit Pawar milking energy jointly with Cong: Pawar sector now, says Munde By A Special Correspondent

By A Staff Reporter



fter one of his senior party leaders created a flutter in political circles and snubbed the Congress by attending the Left parties’ meet, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president and Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar yesterday made it cleat that his party supports the Congress and will fight next year’s Lok Sabha elections jointly. Speaking to reporters, Pawar said, “On Wednesday my party leader attended the Left-sponsored convention of regional parties in New Delhi because like-minded parties had come together to keep communal forces at bay. But this does not mean that we are parting our ways with the Congress-led UPA and the Congress party”. The convention was seen as an attempt to cobble up a non-Congress and non-BJP Third Front. Significantly, none of the parties committed to its formation yet because a similar attempt before 2009 polls had failed. NCP leader D.P. Tripathi, who attended the conclave, had justified the party’s presence, saying that just because the NCP was part of the government did not

Sharad Pawar mean that it could not take a stand against communalism. However, Pawar’s clarification on the NCP’s stance has put a full stop on various speculations which started doing the rounds since Wednesday night. The Congress leaders in the state have also heaved a sigh of relief with Pawar’s announcement.

JP deputy leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Gopinath Munde yesterday accused Deputy Chief Minister and Energy minister Ajit Pawar of now turning his attention towards milking the power sector in the State. Speaking to newspersons here at the State party office here, he said that Pawar junior had milked the Irrigation sector earlier. Commenting upon the presence of NCP leaders at the political rally of Third Front parties, he remarked that NCP chief Sharad Pawar will not join the Third Front. He added that it was the usual pressure tactics of the NCP to bargain for more seats from the Congress for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. Springing to the support of NCP’s Minister for Home R.R.

Gopinath Munde Patil who was ridiculed by Pawar junior for demanding power supply to tribals in Gadchiroli district, Munde warned the Congress-NCP government of agitation on the streets if the adivasis are denied basic need, of electricity, during the Diwali festival season. The BJP leader remarked that if Patil had any

self-respect left in him he should quit the government. Munde added that Ajit Pawar was throwing his political weight around in the government and making life extremely difficult for NCP ministers. Meanwhile, leader of opposition in legislative council Vinod Tawde, in a statement issued here yesterday remarked that the latest amendment made to the anti-money lenders legislation as a belated wisdom. Sources in the government informed that the latest amendment to the stalled anti-money lenders legislation was the sixth. The central government had returned the state legislation for amendment. The state has now amended the legislation to exclude banking institutions engaged in banking transactions approved by the Reserve Bank of India.

‘The Hindu in School’ — an instant hit SC’s tough order I


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Ponder awhile…

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley

in support of IAS officers


OT all babus are angels. There are quite a few who use their position to get kickbacks. They do this in league with politicians. There are instances in which ministers cooperate and make a kill. The IAS Officers Association is fighting for Mr. Khemka and Ms. Durga Shakti who faced the disapproval of politicians just because they are honest and did their duty. Mr. Khemka hurt the dynasty family and, as a consequence, had to suffer. He had exposed the alleged corrupt land deal of Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law and for this daring action went out of favour of the UPA government. The IAS officer however has remained firm and refused to change his stand. The Akhilesh Yadav’s UP government has also taken unfair action against IAS officer Durga Shakti for doing her duty. Finally, in her case the government had no go but to withdraw the suspension order and reinstate her. Now, the UPA and some state governments which had tried to get rid of inconvenient officers have got a harsh order from the court. The court has apparently taken the side of the honest officers. The government has a lot of explaining to do. The Supreme Court has sent a firm message to the politicians. It has observed that India’s bureaucracy has not to be embattled. The court has said that there should be no orders to the bureaucrats. It is pertinent to point out however that the IAS officers resort to open corruption whenever they get a chance to do so. An instance is provided by the way the IAS officers behaved during the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi. They must have gained a lot during this period when they harassed people – particularly the business class.

N an earlier column I had made a reference to the inauguration of the Kolkata edition of The Hindu In School – a remarkably brilliant, original and innovative idea that merits greater attention. The paper itself was first launched, I understand, on April 2, 2012, across nine Indian cities with an initial print run of a bare 50,000 copies. Imagine my surprise to learn that the “standalone school edition” proved to be an instant hit, with an average circulation now of over 200,000 copies. If that is not a major achievement, what else is? The paper, especially for students between Class VI to XII, according to its editor Siddharth Varadarajan, is meant to “provide a blend of news, features, sports, comics, crosswords, puzzles and contests and columns in a language and style that students could relate to and engage with”. The students between Class VI and XII should normally be between the ages of 12 and 18 years. In the thirties, when I was a school student, Class VI was called First Form and it was the start of the lower secondary. The higher secondary started with Fourth Form and ended with Sixth Form when one appeared for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC). What would children between the ages of 12 and 18, say, want to know?

Informative and educative The approach of The Hindu In School, says its editor, is not to provide “sensationalism or trivilaisation”, but moves to be child-friendly with balanced, trustworthy and sober presentation. One suspects that is more said than done. Unfortunately, I have had no access to earlier issues and right now the only one I have is the Kolkata inaugural edition, I keep thinking what I would do, if I were the editor, what would a youngster know in furtherance of the subjects he is taught at school like history, geography, science, arithmetic, algebra, geometry etc? What sort of pictures should one publish? Shouldn’t he be made aware of contemporary affairs in an objective way? Should violence, especially communal violence be given any prominence, such as, for example, the Muzaffarnagar riots? If Jata were involved shouldn’t one know who Jata are and what are their cultural norms? One understands that they make good soldiers. If the

paper has a circulation of over two lakh, it obviously meets the students’ requirements quite well and I am hesitant to say more. I presume that the paper should not only be ‘informative’ but should also be ‘educative’ in a subtle way, enough to make the young reader wish to keep every issue as a text book in its own way. But what strikes me is that if The Hindu can run such a special issue for school children, why can’t other papers, especially language papers go in for a similar enterprise? Imagine children studying in any language of their own having a paper to read and digest published in their own mother

whenever he comes up with a new design… Vrindavan and Govardhan employ roughly six thousand Muslim families. Another Muslim, Mohit Muktawala is quoted as saying: “Since there is a huge demand of ‘poshak’ of Laddu Gopal (Krishna) on the occasion of Janmashtami, we have to work round-the-clock…” What a lovely story! In that same column I wrote, I had referred to U.R. Ananthamurthy’s fiery statement that if Narendra Modi is elected prime minister, he will quit India. My suggestion was that famous men sometimes say silly things which are best ignored by the media. Now Ananthamurthy has literally retracted his statement in The Times of India (Sept. 25).

What being Indian is all about In an interaction with the media in Bangalore, Ananthamurthy is quoted saying: “I didn’t mean that I wanted to leave the country. I have nowhere to go. Actually, I don’t even want to go out of Karnataka. It was only a metaphor”. Only a metaphor? It made big headlines. Then the well-known writer is quoted as saying: I actually meant I’d rather die before Modi becomes prime minister”. This reaction with the media again made M.V. Kamath news but I am glad some papers ignored tongue? Then India would probably be the Ananthamurthy. Which is just as well. It is not first one in the world to be so innovatively clever to make a celebrity sound silly. One creative in communication. hopes that The Hindu In School had ignored The Hindu In School – a copy of which I Ananthamurthy’s earlier remark. Incidentally, have, carried book reviews, a whole of pic- I would like to draw the attention of the paper tures on Classic Calcutta, a couple of human to another story I read – this one in Hindustan interest stories (one on the love of dogs of the Times – on September 12 about ‘Grandpa’s British queen), Sudoku and of course, car- Return Gift’ which almost brought tears to my toons. As one can say, Great, but keep im- eyes. Grandpa had difficulties reading and proving: I wonder whether readers have any when his young grand-daughter realised it, comments to offer. she offered to read for him, page after page. A story that greatly touched me was one I As she put it, “the happiness derived by helpsaw in DNA (August 28) from Mathura. The ing somebody in need without expecting anystory says: “Thousands of Muslim artisans in thing in return is immeasurable”. That was the region have been working round the clock not a news story, but it made a great impact to make countries bejewelled costumes and on me. It is in a way, not difficult to identify accessories for the idols of Krishna and other beautiful stories worth the print. But one Hindu deities for the Janmashtami festival.” must have an open mind and a quivering The VHP’s controversial yatra from Ayod- heart. The last thing that a report or an editor hya has not had any impact, as the Muslims should entertain is cynicism. One sees so few join Hindus in preparation for the celebration stories like the one from Mathura. The point of Lord Krishna’s birth… one worker, Iqbal, is to find them. My salaams go to the Mathura who is known for his expertise in preparing Muslim community, for showing what being crows for the idols, says he feels ecstatic an Indian is all about.


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E have a few festive days. Once a year we celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, and light many lamps in the darkness. But our life is dry and dull; and it is just because this is so that man has had to create festivals. The birds, the beasts, the plants, the rivers, the waterfalls - they have neither Diwali nor Holi. It is because man is sick that he is satisfied with just one Diwali. One Diwali is just a consolation. So on that day the new clothes, the firecrackers, the lighted lamps — and then we return to the same gloominess, the same prison, the same misery, the same anxiety. Look at nature: there is Existence celebrating Diwali daily and enjoying Holi every day. In nature, the colors flow afresh every day, new flowers open each morning. Even before the old leaves fall, the new buds are bursting out and the new shoots are springing up. The festival does not stop even for a moment - it

is non-stop, every moment is Diwali. Such will be the life of a religious person. He will be festive each moment — he is grateful that he is. His every breath is an expression of gratitude and benediction. And this is a by product of witnessing. In witnessing there is to be no frugality with the

MATTER & SPIRIT fuel; you are not to be de-energized. And neither is the lid to be weighted down -- you are not to be turned insane either. It is not intended that you should explode into madness, be broken into chaotic pieces. Witnessing means seeing from a distance whatever is happening. This burning fuel is very beautiful; these rising flames have a magnificence, and this life which is manifesting itself like a fire, has a deep attractiveness. These songs of boiling water — the

humming, the bubbles, the foam, the rising steam — it is all so beautiful! All this is accepted. Remove the lid, let the steam. Let the fire burn and the steam fly free and you see all this from a distance, and an extraordinary truth reveals itself: that you are watching all this happen in the body. This fuel, this water, this steam, all are happening in the body. You are surrounded by it but you are beyond it. The day you begin to see that you are beyond all that which is surrounding you each moment, you have transcended. You will know that you are flowing with the supreme energy of existence. To be in the world, but not of the world; to be in the body, but to not belong to the body; to pass through the river, but without getting wet — this is the essence of witnessing. — Osho


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LETTERS Third Front is just a bunch of opportunists


next day the ‘caged parrots’ sleuths would come knocking at their doors.

THE likely formation of Third Front comprised of SP, BJD, Left parties, NCP, TDP, AIADMK among other parties for the 2014 general election against communalism is waste of time and money and it is not likely to succeed in near future due to different ideology and difference of opinion which may lead to infighting and downfall which has happened in the past. The formation is the combination of opportunistic parties to grab power at the centre without bothering about the welfare of the people and the country’s stability and growth. I strongly feel that the emergence of Third Front will crack in no time and the country will loose crores of rupees in conducting the elections and will put more financial burden on the common people. The urgent need of the hour is that the voters in the country must reject the Third Front parties and vote for Congress-led UPA government or BJP-led NDA group to decide the fate of the country in 2014 general elections rather than giving chance to Third Front to create a mess of the country. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai


THE 14 parties that assembled against communalism have only a common agenda — against Con-

Not much choice for Cong THE findings of the pre-election survey for the Delhi Assembly polls indicate a hung House; with the three main contestants bagging almost an equal number of seats for their respective parties. But this may not happen. The total seats won by the Congress and the AAP together far exceed the magic number of 35 required to form the next govt. Congress can offer OF to form a coalition govt. LETTER THE DAY with AAP, with the latter’s leader as CM. Or, the secular Party can extend outside support to the AAP to run the UT administration, just for the sake of keeping the “communal” forces out of power. — Jorhat Singh, Kandivili

Vallabhbhai Patel forgotten AS reported, a lot of tussle is going on between BJP and Congress as to who owns the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was

—Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz


IT is ludicrous to see the crowds of parties and their leaders, each of whom have no agenda other than the ‘greed’ to become PM proclaiming themselves ‘secular’ and their unity is to keep communal forces away from getting to occupy the throne to safeguard National interests. Their pretension is to appease the minorities to obtain their votes and also to promise to carve out as many more ramifications in the reserved categories as possible. Thus evidently these are the divisive SELFISH ENTITIES: The parties which want to form the Third Front do not have a common agenda or a common ideology. They forces albeit at the drop of a hat will only ruin the country’s stability and growth if they come to power. they keep mouthing the same with gress and against BJP. A common    ties, viz. the SP and the BSP have passive reference to BJP, nay, ‘enemy’ has brought them together. THE presence of a senior NCP been strictly observing a model Narendra Modi. Their mixture obviously is dubiThey do not have any common leader on the dais of the meeting code of conduct that is purely minimum programme. In case they convened by the would-be Third based on political expediency. Out- ous as they are driven by their do attempt to form a government, Front leaders, is nothing but a part side Parliament they never miss an greed and likely to break away any they will be like 14 wild horses. The of a pressure tactics. The NCP opportunity to criticise the Con- moment as Congress is omchariot and the charioteer (i.e. the supremo, Sharad Pawar wants to gress and its policies. But, once the nipresent to split them to their country with its people) will be extract more number of seats from highest legislative body sits in a advantage. Nitish Kumar is said to be in thrown off. It could also happen its alliance partner during the 2014 session, MPs belonging to these that, once elections are over, they polls. If the 26-22 formula is ad- very entities compete with each touch with L.K. Advani and hence will break loose to see which major- hered to, the breakaway faction of other in staunchly supporting all has a leg in NDA and another leg ity party to join to extract maximum the Congress wants to use such oc- the Bills (except perhaps the with the ‘mixture’ to brazenly avail selfish benefits. Tailpiece: The pho- casions to play carrot and stick Womens’ Reservation Bill) brought of any benefit that may come his tograph depicts the leaders of 14 game with its parent organisation. in by the Congress-led UPA govts, I way and become the PM in the event there is some ‘realignment’ parties raising hands together, pos— Vineet Phadtare, Borivali and II. sibly indicating that they shall all They know very well that the in the post-poll scenario in the surrender after elections! moment their top leaders decide to NDA or any other combination.    —Harischandra Parshuram, Juhu, THE two UP-based national par- oppose any such measure, the very — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai principles, capability, honesty and sincerity which is severely lacking in Congress party today. Modi has righly said that conditions would have been much better if Patel would have been our first Prime Minister.

Team India’s trusted trinity excels

— S.P. Sharma, Mumbai

Share joy with unfortunates DIWALI, the festival of lights waves a magic wand over the world, and it’s time to light the inner light in us, by bringing light to the lives of others. Although India is considered to be the land of milk and honey, scores of people can’t afford two square meals a day due to the faulty policies of our self-serving politicians. Celebrating a festival is unfortunately not on the agenda of many due to economic reasons. Since nothing much is expected of our netas, let you and me reach out to people in our own little way and bring a “sparkle” of hope in their lives. The joy of giving is unparalleled; let’s take a sip from the cup of joy. — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra


DIWALI is a festival of lights. It is one of the biggest and joyous festivals of the Hindu community. Not just Hindus, but people of other faiths love celebrating it too. But sadly today, people are forgetting the real meaning of Diwali. For them, it is just a holiday and another occasion to celebrate. They are busy adorning themselves in expensive clothes, preparing delicacies, lighting up their homes and inviting friends over. For the youngCALLOUS ATTITUDE: The Congress party has forgotten all the noble ideals and sters, their merriment knows no bounds. Nowadays, Diwali must be principles of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel celebrated in an environmentstood for. friendly manner. Just imagine if forgotten for a long time. It would every household bursts crackers, not be wrong to state that Sardar then what impact will it have on the Patel belongs to the whole nation environment? — Jubel D’Cruz, Dombivili and we should emulate his ideals,

bounce. Both are useless for any form of the game as all the teams including Zimbabwe are having a pair of pacemen in their ranks and Pakistan possesses a pace battery. As we play with selected teams all the time and avoid playing Pakistan, New Zeland or Zimbabwe we are sitting ducks against genuine pace bowling. In spite of India’s defeat at Mohali, Ishant Sharma is retained in the side for the next four matches for Star sports cup matches. It is time to build a strong Indian side leaving alone partiality as the selection farce makes us weary decades after decades and the end result is just a defeat on a tough overseas tour. Let us revamp our side now. — Abhisheck Ramaswamy, Sion

MARVELS ALL! Fantastic batting by Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli enabled Team India to overcome the massive target of 350 runs set by the Aussies. AND so, Team India’s trusted trinity of Rohit-Shikar-Virat saves the blues for the team again by overhauling a massive 350 runs, posted by the Kangaroos to clinch the series at Nagpur itself, with three balls to spare. It will be unfair to fault our bowlers for the Aussies’ huge total because all those who bowled did a fairly good job except Amit Mishra who gave almost 8 runs per over. He was clearly out of touch since he was brought from the basement for this match. Full marks to the men in yellow from ‘Down Under’ for having done their homework well to be able to get on top of our bowling. They have a gameplan in place to score heavily and that is to take recourse to cross-batting. Any careful observer of their batting would have noticed that they hit the balls pitched outside the off-stump regularly to the midwicket fence and often over it

when the field setting by the captain is for an off-side bowler, expecting square cuts and off-drives. This strategy has been paying them rich dividends. As for our batsmen, the top three are unshakable, each vying with the other to score. And, of course, Virat is not only supremely confident, but has also the strokes to suit each occasion. For the final game in Bengaluru, it will be good to rest Raina and Yuvi and bring in better replacements. Anyway, kudos to Dhoni and his men in blue! — Dr.V.Subramanyan, Thane


THE way both Suresh Raina and Yuveraj Singh performed as batsmen showed how the team selction is biased. Both the left handers are weak in facing bouncers and could not gauge the lateral movement of the ball or the steep


IN the name of Indian cricket we have come across many controversies. And when the 2011 World Cup final, which India won, considered a ‘fixed’ final rather than ‘fitting’ final, all the Indian fans raised their voices and considered the win after 28 years as a super human effort. But the beleaguered cricketers are being regularly targeted by bookies. Agencies like Telekha got hold of the tapes which have recordings of talks with Indian players and their activities on and off the field. Our cricket captains and the players played dirty tricks to make easy money and that was revealed when Vengsarkar revealed that, “Dawood offered each of us a car in return for beating Pakistan like a pulp”. In the end, Pakistan won the crucial final of the Australasia Cup in 1986 when Javed Miandad hit Chetan Sharma out of the ground to signal win for Pakistan. Sad to note that Dawood rules the roost in cricket. — C. Krishnan, Chembur


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We may also use the following formula.

Quadratic Equations The largest chapter in the book is Quadratic Equations. This chapter carries the maximum marks in the Board paper. Here, every student must do this chapter very well. The basic concepts must be grasped and this can only be done by regular practice.

(xͲ ሻ2 = x2+2+ ௫

‫ ׵‬x2+

a) The general form of quadratic equation in the general form is: ax2+bx+c= 0

Gaspar Britto St. Xavier's High School, Fort

N.B.: Equations will be equation and they will have to be put in standard form.

௫ మ ାଵ ௫


଻ ଷ




If the roots of a quadratic equation are ߙ and ߚ then the equation can be written as:

ฺ3x +3=7x 2

Answer 3x Ͳ7x+3=0

„ሻ The answers to a quadratic equation are called the roots of the equation. (Sums where the roots are given and students will have to verify if they are the roots of the given equation.) …ሻ Factorisation Method †ሻ The perfect square method or completing the square method for reliving the equation. ‡ሻ The Formula Method ˆሻ the discriminant (οሻ is given by the formula ο=b2Ͳ4ac ฺIf ο>0 roots are real and unequal. ฺif ο=0 the roots are equal ฺif ο<0 the roots are not real. ‰ሻ For a quadratic equation ax2+bx+c+0 , then ߙ and ߚ are the roots. Sum of the roots = ߙ ൅ ߚ = Ͳ Product of the roots ߙߚ =

Some important formula ߙ2 + ߚ2 = (ߙ ൅ ߚሻ2 Ͳ2 ߙߚ

x2Ͳ( ߙ ൅ ߚ)x + ߙߚ =0 i)

Equations reducible to quadratic form. These equations cannot be quadratic equations, but they can be converted to quadratic equations.

eg: 12(x2 +

)Ͳ 28(xͲ ሻ Ͳ 9= 0


We will use the following method to convert it to a quadratic equation. ଵ

(xͲ ሻ2 =x2Ͳ2+ ௫

‫ ׵‬x2+



= (xͲ ሻ2 + 2 (to be substituted in ௫

the given equation) ଵ

‫ ׵‬12[(xͲ ሻ2 +2] Ͳ28[xͲ ሻ Ͳ 9 = 0 ଵ

1) x6Ͳ 7x3Ͳ1 = 0 2) In an auditorium the number of seats per row is 3 less than the number of rows. If here are 550 seats in all, find the no of rows in the auditorium. 3) 3) Find the value of the discriminant for the equation ξ3x2 Ͳ2xͲ 5ξ3= 0 4) If the difference of the roots of the quadratic equation

ߙ3 + ߚ 3Ͳ3 ߙߚ(ߙ ൅ ߚሻ

Some extra sums for practice are as follows:

The concepts and the chapters are as follows:

= (x+ ሻ2

(Sums from ex 2.9 are normally asked for 4 marks or 5 marks) f) Word problems based on quadratic equations.

Do the textbook sums well. There are enough of sums for practice in the textbook.

for example: x+ =



Let (xͲ ሻ2 = a

‫ ׵‬12[a2+ 2]Ͳ28aͲ9=0

12a2 + 24 – 28a Ͳ9 =0 12a2 + 24 – 28a – 9 = 0

3x2 – 2x + k = 0 is

ଵ଴ ଷ


find K 5) The sides of a right angled triangle are three consecutive even numbers. Find the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle. 6) The length of a rectangle is three more than its breadth. If the length is reduced by 1 cm and the breadth doubled , the area of the rectangle increases by 20cm2. Find the area of the original rectangle. 7) If the speed of a car is increased by 20 km/hr, it will cover the same distance of 240 km, in 2 hrs. Find the original speed of the car. 8) Solve x(xͲ1)(2x+3) (2x+1)= 70 9) Solve by formula method 3x2Ͳ7x+3 = 0 10) Solve by factorization method a) 4x2Ͳ13x=0 b)

(2xͲ3)2 = 25

c) 9m2= 16 d) 2(4xͲ3)2= 162 11) If one of the roots of the quadratic equation is 5Ͳξ3, find the quadratic equitation.

12a2 Ͳ28a + 15 = 0 This equation is now a quadratic equation and can be solved.

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pg 16-17 Take a look at what deals are on this Diwali

pg 20 We tell you which infinity pools you should visit

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Malpua With RabRi


Diwali is all about sweet indulgences and delectable savoury goodies. If you’re planning on having guests over, Rhea Dhanbhoora & Priyanka Singh suggest you cook up a storm with some of these great dishes, from chefs across the city

Chef Sayya M.A from Ranbanka Palace shares a recipe of lip smacking malpua with rabri: ingredients l 4 litres milk l 150g maida l 20g cut pistachios l 10g elaichi (cardamom) l 1½ kg sugar l 700ml water l 1g kesar (saffron) l 2 litres ghee l 4 litres milk l 200g sugar Method

Rabri: lPut

four litres of milk and 200g sugar in a kadai and boil for 15 minutes till it reduces to a litre. l Cool for one hour and add elaichi and kesar.


Mix sugar and water and heat for 10 minutes. Pour in the milk and boil till it reduces to one litre. l Cool it for an hour, then add maida, pista and kesar. Mix it in rabri to make the pouring consistency better. l Add ghee and spoon the batter 20ml at a time into a tawa. Fry till golden brown. l Soak the malpua in sugar syrup and serve. l l

KeshRiya shReephal buRfi Swadshakti Restaurant shares their special recipe for Keshriya Shreephal Burfi with us: ingredients l 1 cup fresh coconut l 2 cups coconut milk l 110g jaggery l 2-3 pieces of clove l ¼ tsp nutmeg powder

3 tsp cow’s ghee 5-6 strands saffron l ¼ cup grated beetroot l 2-3 pieces soaked almond l l

Method l Heat the ghee and add cloves, coconut and beetroot. l Sauté on a slow flame and add saffron and coconut milk. l Cook this over medium flame till the milk thickens and becomes a thick fudge that rolls off the spoon easily. l Grease a metal bowl; transfer the coconut mixture into it and sprinkle cardamom powder. l Once it cools down, cut into small sized squares and garnish with almond slivers.

hazelnut Katli Love hazelnuts? Try this recipe from Chef Bhuvanesh Kalburgi of the Ramada Powai: ingredients l 100g hazelnuts continued on pg 14 «


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ingredients l 200g paneer l 30g processed cheese l 1tsp crushed pepper l 50g roasted cashew nuts l 1½ tsp cardamom l 1 pinch kasoori methi l 1 tsp haldi l Salt to taste l 10 dry apricot seeds l 60g rice flakes

50g sugar Silver paper

method l Soak the hazelnuts for four hours. l Grind them into a fine paste. l Add sugar and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. l Once the mixture becomes thick take it out and let it cool. l Once it becomes cold (or room temperature), roll it on a marble table (it has to be ½ inch thick). l Cut and garnish with silver paper.

method l Mix all ingredients together (except the apricot and rice flakes) and blend. l Make 10 dumplings. l Place the apricot in the center of each. l Roll it in rice flakes and press into a disc. l Bake it in a pre-heated oven till crisp. l Serve it hot with tomato garlic sauce.

Kathel Ki tehri Chef Bhuvanesh Kalburgi, from the Ramada Powai, gives us this easy-to-make recipe: ingredients l 125g fresh jackfruits l 800 litres milk l 50g sugar

Charnamrit shots with raw banana Chips

method l Reduce the milk for 16 to 20 minutes, then add 50g of sugar and boil for two minutes. l Remove from the heat and keep it aside to get the rabadi at room temperature. l Add jackfruits in the bowl and pour the rabadi on top of it. l Garnish with kesar and pista.

Chef Kunal Kapur, one of the judges of reality show, MasterChef India, gives us Charnamrit recipe with an urban twist. ingredients: For charnamrit l 1 cup milk l 2 tbsp curd l 1 tsp sugar l 1 tbsp honey l 2 leaves of tulsi, chopped l ½ tsp cardamom powder l Few drops of rose water l Few drops of kewra (screw pine) For chips l 2 raw bananas l Oil for frying l Salt to taste

rose barFi Harshal Shah, owner of Spices & Flavours in Fort, gives us a low-calorie barfi recipe: ingredients l ¾ cup low fat paneer or cottage cheese l 3 tbsp crumbled low fat mava l 2 ½ tbsp powder l 1-2 drops of rose colour

method l For charnamrit shots, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them lightly with a spoon. Refrigerate it to chill. l For making the banana chips, in a bowl add ice cold water and some salt. l Using a slicer, thinly slice the raw banana into wafers. Immediately dunk the wafers in iced water for five minutes. l Remove the chips and place on a kitchen towel. Pat them dry completely. l Heat oil in a deep pan. Heat it to high and immediately fry the bananas till crisp. l Remove and sprinkle some more salt. Serve them with chilled charnamrit.

method l Mix paneer, mava and sugar and knead it into soft dough. l Divide the mixture into two equal portions. l Add rose colour to one portion. l Spread the white portion on a greased thali and flatten the surface. Then, spread the pink mixture over the white mixture and flatten. l Refrigerate for at least one hour, cut into barfi sized pieces and serve chilled.

baKed papdi Harshal Shah from Spices & Flavours shows us how to make Diwali special baked papdi: ingredients l 1 cup whole wheat flour l ¼ cup bengal gram flour l 1 tsp cumin seeds l 1/2 tsp salt l 2 tbsp oil l 1-2 tsp sesame seeds method l Knead the ingredients into a firm dough. l Make small balls and roll into puris. l Place the puris in a microwave plate taking care that they do not touch each other. l Prick the surface of each puri lightly. l Microwave on a high for a minute. Remove and let it cool. Store in an air tight container.

poha Chivda

lotus & Gourd Chips Chef Sachit of Suryagarh in Jaisalmer, gives us a Lotus Stem and Bitter Gourd Chips recipe: ingredients l 100g lotus stem l 50g jaggery

Gautam Mehrishi, Executive Chef of Sun N Sand Hotel, gives us his take on malpua: ingredients l ¾ cup all purpose flour l 5 tsp semolina l 2 tsp fennel seeds l 1 cup milk l Oil for deep frying l 2 cups of sugar syrup For garnish l Fennel seeds l Sugar syrup l Saffron method Mix all-purpose flour, semolina, fennel seeds and milk in a bowl to prepare a batter. l Next, deep fry the prepared batter. l Now, put it into the sugar syrup. l Garnish the prepared malpua with fennel seeds, sugar syrup and saffron.

Feeling snacky? Harshal Shah from Spices & Flavours gives us the perfect evening snack: ingredients l 2 cups thin poha (beaten rice) l 1 tsp mustard oil l 1-2 green chillies l 5-6 curry leaves l 1 tbsp unsalted peanuts l 2 tbsp roasted chana dal or dalia l ¼ tsp turmeric powder l 1 tsp powdered sugar l A pinch of citric acid l 1 tbsp oil l Salt to taste method l Place the poha in a shallow microwave dish and microwave on high for two minutes. l In another bowl, add oil and mustard seeds and microwave for two minutes. l Add green chillies, peanuts, roasted chana dal and turmeric powder and microwave on high for one more minute. l Add these to the poha bowl and mix well. Microwave for another minute. l Add sugar citric acid and salt and mix well.




50ml tamarind 20g peanuts, roasted l 100g bitter gourd l 5g aamchoor powder l A pinch of salt l l

method l Slice the bitter gourd and lotus stem and sprinkle salt over it. l Place the chips on a tray lined with baking paper and bake it on 180°C on both sides. l Make chutney of jaggery and tamarind by boiling it together and straining it. l Sprinkle crushed peanuts, amchoor powder and add raisins to it (optional).

malai Ka Kubani Nirmal Monteiro, corporate chef at Saffron Bay & The Elbo Room gives us his Kubani recipe:

Gautam Mehrishi, Executive Chef of Sun N Sand Hotel, shares his recipe of the traditional Indian dish, Chandrapuli: ingredients: l 4-5 tbsp semolina l ½ litre milk l 2 tsp cardamom powder l ½ coconut l 5 tbsp sugar l 4 tbsp kheer For garnish: l Cardamom powder l Grated coconut method: l Sauté semolina in a pan. l Boil milk and cardamom powder in another pan. l Now, sauté cardamom powder, grated coconut and sugar in semolina pan. l Mix the prepared semolina mixture and kheer in a bowl to prepare puli. l After this, pour the boiled milk on the prepared puli. l Garnish chandrapuli with cardamom powder and grated coconut.

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Diwali with MaD oveR Donuts

lanteRns of the woRlD at phoenix MaRketCity

Your favourite donuts get a twist this festive season as Mad Over Donuts introduces their Diwali Explosions range. Infused with traditional Diwali mithai such as mohanthal, boondi, kaju katli and coconut, these donuts make for a perfect Diwali gift. Tarak Bhattacharya, COO of Mad Over Donuts, says, “Breaking the monotony of Diwali sweets, this year Mad Over Donuts has introduced a special range of Diwali Explosions donuts for the festive season. With exclusive Diwali flavours such as Boondi Bomb, Ka-Boom which is infused with kaju katli, Nuts Over Mohanthal and Coconut Blast, we hope to make donuts a preferred gifting item this Diwali.” Visit your nearest Mad Over Donuts outlet to indulge in these sinful delights at `55 per donut. when Up to November 17 where Outlets across the city

GouRMetitup Diwali Gift CaRD

This Diwali, gift your loved ones some gourmet food with the Diwali gift card from online portal, GourmetItUp. Priced at `10,000, you can avail of a 20% extra benefit offer as well, taking the total value up to `12,000. Co-founder, Kunal Jain says,“Our gift cards were created by popular request from our regular customers. They’ve had great dining experiences through GourmetItUp and felt that their friends and loved ones would appreciate a guided dining experience as a gift. It’s always hard to pick the perfect gift, but who doesn’t enjoy a great dinner?” Contact them as soon as possible to get your gift card. Contact or call the concierge desk at 9619551387

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This year, head to your nearest Cookie Man outlet and treat yourself to some Diwali specials. Their Diwali treats include a range of melt-in-your-mouth muffins, donuts, brownies, chocolates and traditional dry fruits. CEO, Anupam Saluja from Australian Foods India Pvt. Limited, says, “Customers are increasingly looking for interesting and off-beat gifting options. Freshly baked cookies and chocolates are a great treat for all occasions. Cookie Man has a wide range of options for Diwali. Customers can choose from existing hampers or custom-make a hamper of their favourite indulgences from Cookie Man.” when Ongoing where Cookie Man outlets across the city


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Diwali with Cookie Man

Soak in the spirit of the festive season with your family and friends as you enjoy a rich culinary experience at Khandani Rajdhani. The farsan in the special Diwali Thali includes a mix of Mattar Khasta Roll, Surti Plaza, Barsa Dolla, Hariwali Patra, Jodhpuri Pakoda, Dakor na Gota nu Chat and Leelwa Kachori amongst others. Sabzis include traditional dishes such as Surati Undhiyu, Jaisalmer Panch Kuta, Pithod Ki Sabzi, Jodhpuri Gatta, Sangri Ke Kofte, Rabodi Hara Pyaaz, Tilwale Aloo and Makai Mirch Jajariya. Mouthwatering desserts such as Apple Jalebi, Tamatar Halwa, Akhrot Halwa, Doodh Pak, Khajur Barfi, Dry Fruit Halwa, Makai Jajariya and Sutarseni Kheer ensure that you end the meal on a sweet note. Aji Nair, vice president of the food and beverage division at Mirah Hospitality, says, “Our Maharaj Hema Ram Choudhary, lovingly known as Hemji Maharaj, has carefully handpicked dishes. We’re confident guests will remember this meal.” when Up to November 5 where Outlets across the city Contact

Party attire is incomplete without a cocktail ring and R.K Jewellers has unveiled an array of chic cocktail rings with unique motifs. These aesthetic masterpieces are made of precious stones, surrounded with exquisite diamonds and set in orbs of gold. Jewellery designer, Prakshi Sharma of R.K Jewellers, says, “The impeccable designs in gold and diamond combined with intricate craftsmanship are a good, albeit expensive, gifting option.” when Up to November 6 where Contact 011 26252416

Get-aways anD Give-aways with the BeaCh CoMpany

With Diwali just around the corner, here is your chance to splurge on a new range of beachwear and accessories to get you ready to set off to the beach or to spend a weekend enjoying the weather by the pool. The Beach Company has a range of beach cover-ups and swimwear for women, men and children at a discount. Harshad Daswani, founder of The Beach Company, says, “This Diwali, people will be heading out of town for the extended weekend. We want to send you off in style with our wide range of beachwear and pool accessories that include kaftans, sarongs and dresses.” Their discount code DIWALI entitles you to 30% off on all beachwear purchases, with no conditions. when Up to November 10 where

hiGh stReet phoenix CeleBRates a theMeD Diwali

High Street Phoenix is celebrating a music themed version of their annual Dazzling Diwali. You can take part in a host of music, dance and art themed workshops along with fun games, competitions and activities. There will be workshops to learn how to play the guitar, the keyboard and learn belly dancing, accompanied by classes on DIY Diwali rangoli, cards, torals and diyas. And don’t forget, you can dedicate songs and also try your hand at karaoke. Rajendra Kalkar, senior centre director at High Street Phoenix, says, “High Street Phoenix has been celebrating their Dazzling Diwali for the last three years. Every year we have a different theme and this year, since we are focusing on music, we have tried to centre the event on that, spilling over to include dance as well since that is a closely related medium.” when Up to November 5 where High street Phoenix, Lower Parel

Witness lanterns of the world recreated under one roof at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla. Lanterns such as Lotus lamps from Korea, Vietnam lamps, Singapore lamps, Chinese lamps, Japanese lamps and lamps from India will be displayed at the mall. Each of these lanterns represent the culture and heritage they belong to. Apart from that, children will get to celebrate Diwali with Disney Diwali Fiesta. The fiesta will see activities such as a treasure hunt, spot games and interesting workshops such as pottery and plane workshops. It will also include themed days such as Disney princess, Disney fairies, Mickey & Friends and Disney Pixar Plane. Rajendra Kalkar, senior center director, Phoenix Marketcity, says, “For children, we have exclusively associated with Disney for the Disney Fiesta for the second consecutive year. We are certain our patrons will enjoy this unique combination for Diwali and we look forward to a great response.” when Up to November 3, from 11am onwards where Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla

vaRuna D. Jani intRoDuCes heR tiMeless ColleCtion

Adornologist Varuna D. Jani has introduced her festive range for the season. You can take your pick from ethereal brooches, elegant earrings, cocktail rings in different hues, tie-pins and cufflinks studded with diamonds and precious stones. Speaking about this collection, Varuna says, “Multicoloured stones are in trend this festive season and make the jewellery more glamourous. Also, such pieces are versatile and can be teamed with various outfits for different occasions. As an adornologist, I strongly advocate that the right balance of coloured stones should be maintained while it’s embedded in diamond jewellery or any other metal.” Her latest jewellery range is based on the same ideology and can be a good gift for a loved one. where Varuna D Jani Fine Jewelry Pvt Ltd., Ramani Villa, Plot No: 118, 1st Road, T.P.S-IV, Bandra (W) Contact or call on 26512719/ 23

pRiMa GolD’s Diwali ColleCtion

tRishuli’s festive ColleCtion

India’s first 24-carat, 99.9% pure gold jewellery brand has a Diwali collection that you will love. Naraen Tejwani, managing director at Pranda Jewellery Pvt Ltd., tells us, “Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most awaited Indian festivals and is celebrated throughout the country with a lot of zest and excitement. Mirroring the auspiciousness in India, Prima Gold has introduced new designs in the range of earrings, pendants and necklaces. Every piece exhibits uniqueness and superior craftsmanship and is still contemporary.” There are also great offers such as sterling silver jewellery free on the purchase of any jewellery. If you buy jewellery over `5 lakh, you get pearl earrings free. when Up to November 16 where Outlets in Kurla and Thane

Trishuli is a shoe brand which displays a mix of cultures and modernity through its designs and its new festive collection has the same ethos. These handcrafted shoes are created with pure silks, satin, brocade and leather and the collection consists of wedges and stilettos. The colour palette has a variety of hues such as shades of blue and pink as well as black and golden. Owner of the brand, Shruti Kaul says, “Celebrate this Diwali with fireworks, sweets and Trishuli’s shoes. Our shoes are specially handcrafted by craftsmen, combined with superior quality and are synonymous to femininity and comfort.” when Ongoing where

shwa’s new season

Shopping for a bag this Diwali? Shwa, the handbag brand with fun secrets inside has come out with its ‘Season 2’ collection, just in time for the festivities. While their bags last season were inspired by TV show Grey’s Anatomy, this year the bags are inspired by the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Each handbag this season comes with a tarot card inside meant to attract a certain form of energy into your life. That’s not all — Season 2 is also inspired by TV series, Gossip Girl — so get ready to carry bags named and designed after your favourite characters from the show. And, there are still the secrets inside to look forward to! Co-founder Chandni Nihalani says, “Shwa Season 2 combines the positive energy of the tarot, with the theme of The Secret, which states that by focussing on positive thoughts, we attract positivity into our lives.” Co-founder Ira Jhangiani Jain adds, “Each time you open your Shwa handbag and look at the tarot cards, you are subconsciously prepared to attract love, luck, happiness and strength into your life.” where 36 Chandni Apartments, Pali Road, Bandra (W) Contact

lee’s Diwali tReats

Thinking of updating your wardrobe this Diwali? Not only does Lee have a great collection of clothes as part of their latest range, they also have an offer that’s hard to refuse. Vipul Mathur, marketing head of Lee India, says, “The festive season is all about celebrations with your close ones. An integral part of this joyous occasion is buying new clothes. And Lee wants to be a part of this mega fiesta. Anyone who shops at a Lee store, for `3,999 or more, gets a gift voucher worth `1,500.” What are you waiting for? Head over and shop till you drop. when Up to November 3 where Lee exclusive stores across the city Contact


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Yet another joint has set up shop on Carter Road. Glynda Alves brings you the verdict on WOW

Where Next to Bollywood Café, Carter Road, Bandra (W) Contact 022-2654646

or Bandra residents who miss popcorn haven Hogger’s Park, the popcorn higher powers have answered your prayers. Carter Road’s newest eatery sells just popcorn. We expected people to flock there like crazy but WOW has received a lukewarm response. The main reason lies in the way the joint is laid out. Firstly, WOW doesn’t give away anything — you have to read the fine print to realise it’s a popcorn shop. Secondly, the counter faces sideways so you can’t see what’s going on. But, once you venture in, you’re engulfed by a buttery smell that will make you feel like you’re consuming calories just by inhaling. Plus, the staff is attentive and very sweet, which is also welcoming. They’ve got around nine varieties of popcorn on offer: including Cheese, Famously Caramel, Kettle Sugar & Salt and Mumbai Cheese Tadka, as well as a few unique offerings such as mint. These are available in small (`60-75), medium (`115145) and large (`220 – 280) tubs. We tried their Classic Mix in small which is a combination of cheese and caramel. The cheese popcorn was nice, but pretty movie-theatre standard. But, the caramel popcorn were shaped like spheres of perfectly combined butter, sugar and salt. Another nice thing is the way it’s packed — the containers can be closed which makes it travel friendly and the half/half boxes are vertically filled which means that you don’t have to finish one before getting to the one below. Sadly, the unique mint popcorn was unappetising and the pricing seems steep for popcorn. They also serve gift jars (`200) filled with popcorn which look cute but we feel they are unnecessarily expensive. Overall, this is a nice joint to stop by before movie night if you want a treat. The caramel popcorn is really worth having. But be careful, while the kernels won’t, the price might stick in your throat.


hoW do you breW? Glynda Alves gives you the verdict on The Barking Deer’s three new in-house beers


ou never thought they’d actually open up, right? Well, as the people behind the Barking Deer microbrewery say, “Impossible happens!” Mumbai finally gets to say hello to its first microbrewery, which officially opens on November 7. The three beers that they have brewed in-house include the Bombay Blonde, India Pale Ale and Flying Pig Belgian Wit. The Bombay Blonde is what they call a “transition beer.” The beer that adjusts your palate from commercial to microbrewery style beer. It’s their lightest offering, made with malted wheat and German and Czech hops. The beer is refreshing and distinctly bitter at first, but the taste grows on you. The Belgian Wit is a slightly

darker beer with orange peel, coriander seed and cumin. This one went down with the crowd really well — the slight tangy flavour added a nice edge. Our favourite of the night. Sadly, the India Pale Ale was too bitter for my liking. While there was a citrus undertone to it, the bitterness was so strong that it hits the back of the throat, in a not-so-nice way. Perhaps it’s for the more refined beer drinker. All three beers are priced at `350 which we think may be a little steep considering that you already get some pretty good beer at that price. But, it’s still exciting to have a microbrewery in the city. On November 7, they will be auctioning out the first glass of beer and the proceeds will go to charity.

>> The three beers on offer at TBD

New & unique Baluchi


aluchi, the Indian and Mughlai restaurant at The Lalit, has undergone a change in its kitchen and is now helmed by Chef Sameer. Quite predictably, a menu overhaul followed which features some of the chef’s signature dishes. Sameer loves experimenting and pairing ingredients that you’ll seldom think can go together and this is reflected in the menu. We started with Mausam Ka Nichood (`325) for drinks, which I believed would be a mixed fruit juice, but it was plain orange juice and tasted like one of the canned varieties. Skipping the other drinks, we went straight for the appetisers. We were served Baluchi Chooza Kebab (`975), which was chicken marinated in lime, orange and ginger; the chef’s citrusy take on chicken kebabs was a pleasant surprise. The Gosht Shikampuri Kebab (`1,200) had a fiery yogurt and onion mixture stuffed in lamb minced patties and it was another delight. The Hare Mutter Ke Seekh (`875) was up next, which were rolls made entirely of green peas. Too dry on their own, they tasted good with the spicy coriander and mint chutney served alongside. Then came the king of all appetisers — Jhinga Zebunnisa (`1,200) — scampi marinated with bedige chilli, carom seeds, lime juice, and salt; delicious but it’s a task to get to the soft meat inside. Next, we tried the soups Shurva E Masta Va Khair (`500) made of watermelon seeds, baby onion and cucumber — creamy but average and Putthe Ka Shorba (`550), a broth made of lamb’s neck that was full of flavours but very heavy. For main course, to accompany the Indian bread basket that consisted of kulcha and paratha, we were served Awadhi Dum Ka Murgh

Priyanka Singh sampled the new menu of Indian restaurant Baluchi at The Lalit and comes away impressed... and convinced the chef is in love with yogurt!

Curry (`1,250), carom flavoured tangy fish preparation; Bhindi Nazaqat Wali (`850), stuffed with baby okra; Paneer Sooya Qorma (`850), cottage cheese and dill leaves in cashew nut, onion, cream and yogurt base gravy; Aloo Ki Qatli (`850); twice cooked potato, with sesame seeds, green chilli and lime and Dal Baluchi (`800), black lentil stew. While the murgh and fish curry were rich and delectable with mild flavours, the saalan was standard. The bhindi had a delicious spicy masala mixed with crunchy onion and the aloo had mouthwatering gravy. Qorma was a little runny for me but Dal Baluchi is a must-have.

Where Baluchi at The Lalit, Sahar Airport Road Meal for two `6,000 approximately (without alcohol) Contact 66992222

>> Jhinga Zebunnisa (above) is a task to eat but all that effort is worthwhile. Hare Mutter Ke Seekh (top right) and Bhindi Nazakat Wali (right) are worth trying (`1,250), chunks of chicken cooked in a mildly smoked gravy of cashew nuts and yogurt (yogurt seems to be chef Sameer’s favourite); Hyderabadi Kofton Ka Saalan (`1,250), succulent lamb dumplings, in a marrow base gravy; Ajwaini Fish

For desserts, we had chef’s special recipe of Zeebayish (`500) — surprisingly made with eggs and almond as its prime ingredients and flavoured with rose petals and saffron. Mithai lovers will fall in love with this one. If you love Indian food that is a tad different and not too heavy (except some dishes), Baluchi’s new menu will not disappoint you.

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>> Fabrice Danniel says that the secret to never getting tired of desserts is to indulge in good quality, premium dessert

Dive into some luxury as Rhea Dhanbhoora tells you about five infinity pools that you can visit at hotels across the country

We’ve got the Bleus

>> Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kerala has a pool bordering the lakes (top) while Alila Diwa (bottom) in Goa looks out over paddy fields

Glynda Alves gets chatting to Master of Patisserie, Fabrice Danniel from Le Cordon Bleu in Australia, about everything sweet >> Visit the pools at Kurumba Village Resort (top left), Wildflower Hall (top right) and Taj Malabar (bottom right) for some gorgeous views


ouldn’t you love to take a dip and relax in a large, open pool that overlooks the horizon? Forget indoor pools and clubs, infinity pools are the new ‘it’ pools when it comes to ultimate luxury. helps us out with five beautiful infinity pools in hotels across the country. Take a look, we’re sure you’ll want to book yourself into one of these hotels just for the view!

taj maLabar, Kochi This five star hotel gives you a great view of the sea. At Vivanta by Taj you unwind in the pool while looking out at the magnificent Kochi harbour, since the water merges with it. Where Kochi, Kerala Prices `5,797 onwards per room

aLiLa DiWa, Goa

Another five star on our list is just a KumaraKom LaKe short trip away in Goa. With lush green paddy fields around the hotel, resort, Kerala you’ll think you’re at the beach when We know that you know that we had you’re lounging in this pool. Here to put Kerala on this list. Known as you can enjoy the sandy beaches God’s Own Country for a reason, the and scenic beauty of Goa. infinity pool at this popular five star Where Majorda, Goa resort is situated right on the banks Prices `5,454 per room of Vembanad Lake. Looking out at the lake water is enough to make you shimLa hoteL, shimla forget everything else while you’re here. Thinking of visiting Himachal Pradesh? Stay at Wildflower Hall in Where Kumarakom, Kerala order to get one of the most Prices `9,444 per room

luxurious views from your pool. At 8,250 feet above sea level, this pool overlooks the Himalayan range. So, kick back and relax amongst the pine trees. Where Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Prices `11,593 per room

Kurumba ViLLaGe resort, Coonoor Situated in the midst of the beautiful Nilgiri ranges, the scenic beauty around the hotel is enough to warrant a visit. And, the infinity pool, that stretches out to the lush green valley around it, makes it even more of a tourist hot spot. Where Coonoor, Tamil Nadu Prices `7,497 per room *All prices mentioned are per night rates. To get updated prices for the hotels, book your stay or find out more about each pool, contact or call 1800 102 3346


orget being the master of the universe, we’ve found our kind of superhero! Fabrice Danniel is the Master of Patisserie, candy-making, chocolate work, ice-cream and catering. Born in the South of France, Fabrice worked as a pastry chef in several prestigious Michelin star awarded restaurants in France before taking his love for all things sweet to Lebanon and Cairo. He joined Le Cordon Bleu in 2003 at the original school in Paris as a pastry chef instructor. He was then enlisted to become Executive Master Chef and Technical Director at Le Cordon Bleu Dusit in Bangkok, Thailand, since the school was founded in 2007. Currently, Fabrice is spinning his magic at Le Cordon Bleu in Australia. We caught up with him during his recent trip to the city to find out when Le Cordon Bleu is going to open up here and more importantly, whether a pastry chef ever gets fed up of desserts.

Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate! When did you realise you had a passion for patisserie? When I was young, I used to run around my grandmother (who was Vietnamese) and try to taste

and eat everything. I get my passion for cooking from her. Have you tried any Indian desserts? Some of them I find are too sweet. But I love kulfi — I could eat it at any time. Do you ever tire of desserts? Never! The key is to eat good quality, premium dessert. After a hard day, what’s the one dessert you crave? (Thinks) Something light and crispy. With a little crunch. Chocolate mousse with tuiles. Who would you like to make dessert for? Vikas Khanna. Besides dessert, what food do you love? Japanese food, because it’s light. I also like Indian food. I tried the fish at Gajalee and it was magnificent. What’s the most important aspect when it comes to desserts? The temperature is the most important thing. When is Cordon Bleu opening up in Mumbai? (Laughs) Soon.

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 The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Star Mov ies, 9 p.m.



 Catch the multi-faceted actor-songstress Priyanka Chopra in conversation with Anupama Chopra as she talks about music, movies and what she wants from the man of her dreams only on The Front Row with Anupama Chopra, Star Wor ld, 8:30 p.m.


 In tonight’s Diwali special episode, for the first time ever all the Chefs will feel the heat of competition as they will be divided into two teams for a cook off like no other. One team has to prepare Anjeer aur Paan ke kofte while the other team has to prepare Kale Jamun Ki Basundi. The dishes will be judged by the previous episode’s winner. Sony T V, 8 p.m .


 In tonight’s episode, roll over contestant Neelam Gevariya, a teacher from Surat reveals to Mr. Bachchan that she is the man of her family. She lost her dad when she was 5 years old and her elder brother when she was 15. Neelam gets emotional after looking at the AV played on her. AB will be seen consoling her and wiping her tears. Sony T V, 8.30 p.m.


 Kumud needs O negative blood, no one else in the family is a match but kalika. Saras blames himself for what happened with kumud. Will kalika save kumud by giving her the blood? How is Saras coping up with this? Star Pl us, 7.30 p.m.


 Each episode of WORLD'S TOP 5 will focus on a different example of extreme engineering. Taking the viewer around the world in search of mankind's greatest achievements, it will reveal the WORLD'S TOP 5 examples of each category. Discover y, 8 p.m .


 In tonight’s episode we will see Trisha and Kiran standing at gunpoint, counting the last seconds of their lives. Yakub understands that Jai Singh Rathod’s weakness lies in his family and he


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can be used with this as a trump card. He calls off the murder in light of Max’s last minute phone call. As Qureshi returns Trisha and Kiran to the guesthouse at Yakub’s compound, Jai is arrested as the assassin and dragged away by the SFG agents. Back at the power plant, Jai tells Farooqui that Aditya’s life is still in danger but Farooqui ignores his plea. As the other agents walk Jai out of the power plant, he opens a valve that unleashes a curtain of steam, allowing him to slip away and escape through an emergency door. Just as he runs out, he spots a young girl, a struggling actress, Sapna Chaudhary sitting in a parked car. He points his gun at her and orders her to drive. They enter an abandoned construction site and take refuge there. Colors, 10 p.m.


 THE GADGET SHOW on Discovery Science reviews all the latest and future technology to give the viewers an insight into tomorrow's gadgets today. Follow the Gadget Show team of experts as they test a variety of consumer products in its own unique style, making them entertaining and accessible to the viewer. D iscovery Science, 9 p.m.


 Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasureseekers who’ve all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben’s close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. HBO, 9 p.m.


 When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances. Zee Stlu dio, 9 p.m .


 Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. Pix, 9 p.m.


 Uday dreams of becoming a police officer and serving his country. His dream is accompanied by a fierce determination and drive to make his dream come true. Even as he courageously treads on his chosen path, he is confronted by the face of evil in the form of a crooked police officer, Shankar. But Uday soon meets with a television employee named Kaveri and once again finds his life upside down. Star Gol d, 11.45 p.m.


 Four slackers and con-men namely: Boman Contractor, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad, Nari, who loves his antique car more than his son, and asks his son to leave when he damages the car; hot-headed Aditya and dim-witted Manav, orphaned brothers; and Deshbandhu Roy, a trickster who wears a magnetized belt; share a room with a lenient landlady, who eventually gives up on them and kicks them out. After a number of con tricks, the group are arrested by the Police, but released in the countryside. At this point they witness a car plummet down a cliff, with it’s sole occupant, Bose, an underworld

National Treasure, HBO, 9 p.m.

don, who, before dying, tells them that he has hidden 10 Crore Rupees in cash in the St. Sebastian’s Garden, Goa, and if they find it, it is their’s to keep. Zee Cinema, 9 p.m.


 Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then, Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi’s fiancée Sana (Aishwarya Rai) and turns on his creator. Max, 9 p.m.


 Surjit finds out that his sister is in love with Manjit Singh, the younger brother of Thakur Gajendra Singh. When his sister gets pregnant, Surjit goes to Thakur’s house in order to get Manjit to marry his sister. The Thakur humiliates him, making him, a vegetarian, eat dog-food, and beg on his knees. Surjit does so, and is told to go home and make wedding preparations. The next day, Thakur visits Surjit and kills him and his wife in broad daylight. Surjit’s last dying wish is that his two sons, Raju and Kishan, must get married to Thakur’s two daughters, Megha and Preeti, and they must have the Thakur come begging to their doorstep for this marriage alliance. Surjit’s sister agrees to this, and accordingly brings up the two children. Unfortunately, Raju decides to move away, leaving her alone to bring up Kishan. Years later, they are re-united when Raju returns home, and they join together to fulfill Surjit’s last wish. CVO, 9 p.m.




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TOP VIEW It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.

Warren Buffett BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Centrum calls a ‘Buy’ on Talwalkars Better Value Fitness CMP: Rs. 144 Target Rs. 205

Markets Bullish

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Friday (November 1, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose moderately on Thursday (October 31, 2013) a net 47.45 points (0.76%) and closed at the 6299 point level. The market opened down at the 6237 points level. It then declined by a few points and registered the day’s low at the 6235 points level at 9.54 a.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement until 2.42 p.m. It then rose sharply into the green and registered the day’s high at the 6309 points level at 3.18 p.m. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session, moved in a range of 73 points and closed a point below the psychologically important 6300 points level. Sentiment was bullish at the Nifty touched 6300 levels for the first time since November 10, 2010. Amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 35 were gainers, while 15 stocks closed in the red. All the sectoral indices barring healthcare closed in the green. Substantial buying was witnessed in consumer durables, PSU, banking and metal stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 48.63%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 749 were gainers, 615 were losers and 80 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is above the slow D line (positive if it continues). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero and is rising (positive if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive).

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are diverging (positive if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is rising, which indicates that the present up trend is increasing in strength.

a strong market with a positive bias.

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6025 points level. The next support is at the 5921 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6357 points level. The next resistance is at the 6428 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6281 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6254. Support (2) = 6208. Resistance (1) = 6327. Resistance (2) = 6355. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index after having formed a doji pattern (indicating indecisiveness amongst investors) has formed a white body candle on substantially higher volumes. This is positive and indicates that the bias has shifted towards the buy side of the market. Further, the index is above the 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising and also positively trended. Moreover, the velocity parameters too indicate strength. All theses indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further up move unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6203) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6154) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6043) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5856) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating

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We maintain BUY rating on the stock and find current valuations attractive despite a cut in earnings by 11%/16% for FY14E/FY15E as we are confident on the company turning FCF positive in FY14E. It has already turned cash flow positive in H1FY14 on the back of lower capex. Marginally paring debt, accelerated depreciation and focus on new initiatives will enhance productivity with optimum utilization of time slots offer further comfort. We continue to believe the company will be able to expand return ratios and maintain operating margins above 47% despite aggressive expansion as revealed in Q2FY14 results. Q2FY14 result highlights: Weak economic sentiments, political instability in the state of Andhra Pradesh where the company has 12 gyms and low focus on Zumba and Reduce led to sales falling 4% below expectations at Rs621mn (up 24% YoY). Despite high advertising expenses on the Annual August Discount Scheme, the company was able to grow operating profits by 22.7% to Rs310mn with mere 53bps drop in operating margins. PAT was high at Rs148mn, 8.3% below estimates on the back of accelerated depreciation and lower operating profit. Estimates lowered; Maintain BUY: We have reduced revenues by 8.5%/9.4% for FY14/FY15 on the back of lower gym count, lower consumer in-take on the back of weak economic sentiments and delay in traction for Zumba and Reduce. PAT has been lowered 11.4%/16% for FY14/FY15 factoring in lower operating profits and accelerated depreciation. TBVF is currently trading at 10.1x FY14E and 7.5x FY15E EPS of Rs13.9 and Rs18.7 respectively. We maintain BUY rating on the stock with a reduced target price of Rs205 (rolling forward to 9.5x Sept 2015). Downside risks are lower customer intake with Zumba and Reduce not gaining expected traction.

Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on Shriram Transport Finance CMP: Rs. 613 Target Rs. 710

Shriram Transport Finance reported disappointing Q2FY14 results marked by continued pressure on NIMs and asset quality. NII grew by 4.3% YoY to Rs 9.1bn whereas PAT declined 3% YoY to Rs 3.3bn. NIMs on AUM were down 28bps QoQ to 6.7%. AUM growth also moderated from 24.4% in Q1FY14 to 21.4% YoY in Q2FY14, and GNPLs increased by 21bps QoQ to 3.3%. While SHTF’s operating performance will remain subdued due to a muted CV cycle, we are positive in the long term due to its niche presence and reasonable valuations. AUM grows by 21.4% YoY: Disbursements in the used CV segment grew by 34% YoY to Rs 68bn, but that in new CV segment declined by 57% YoY to Rs 4.9bn. As per management, SHTF is going slow in the new CV segment due to subdued demand and high competition. AUM in the new CV segment slumped by 12% YoY whereas that in the used CV segment grew 30% YoY. Rural segment continues to grow at a healthy pace. We expect AUM to grow by 18% CAGR over FY13-FY15 to Rs 668bn. NIMs on AUM declined by 28bps QoQ to 6.73% partly driven by higher cost of funds (~20bps) and lower asset yields on a changing asset mix. Equipment finance business – AUM growth moderated: Given the challenging macro conditions, growth in CE AUM moderated to 2% QoQ (as against 11.6% QoQ in Q4FY12). GNPLs/NNPLs increased marginally and PAT declined by 9.4% QoQ to Rs 232mn. Fee income from Automalls declined by 9% YoY to Rs 165mn. Valuations reasonable: We trim our FY14/FY15 EPS estimates by 8.8%/8.6% to factor in the pressure on NIMs and higher provisions. Our TP stands revised to Rs 710/share (1.7x FY15 BV/10x FY15 EPS) from Rs 775 earlier.

Karvy Stock Broking calls a ‘Buy’ on Maruti Suzuki CMP: Rs. 1638 Target Rs. 1700

Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has delivered robust performance in Q2FY14, way above our and street expectation. Despite adverse market situation, MSIL’s Average Selling Price (ASP) and operating margins improved YoY & QoQ. As its Q2FY14 financials are post merger of SPIL, while its Q2FY13 financials are pre merger, its direct YoY comparison is not meaningful. Its net revenue grew 26% YoY & 2.3% QoQ to Rs. 104.6 bn, while ASP per vehicle rose 4% YoY. Its EBIDTA margin rose 650 bps YoY & 123 bps QoQ to 12.6% due to currency benefit on raw material import and cost restructuring owing to SPIL merger. Outlook & Valuation: In view of expected slowdown, we cut our volume and revenue estimate by 3% each for FY14E & FY15E. Accordingly, we cut our margin estimates and reduce EPS estimate by 2% & 5% to Rs. 96.2 & Rs. 117.2 for FY14E & FY15E, respectively. We cut MSIL’s target price by 5% to Rs. 1,700, valuing the stock at 14.5xFY15E EPS. In view of expected healthy volume and strong profitability in FY15E, we reiterate “BUY” recommendation on MSIL with potential upside of 12% from CMP.

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This Dhanteras Its Platinum And Diamond Instead Of Gold NEWS FLASH



Titan Q2 net up 3.59% at Rs 186.65 cr  Bank of India Q2 net jumps two fold to Rs 622 cr  Gillette India profit drops 39.02% at Rs 15.14cr  Supreme Industries net up 10.37% to Rs 43.01 crore  BoB Q2 net profit declines 10% to Rs 1,168 cr  Dr Reddy's Lab Q2 profit up 69 pc at Rs 690 crore

By Mayura Shanbaug


igh gold prices are forcing jewellers and consumers to look for other alternatives this festive season. Fashion trends are changing from the yellow metal to diamonds and other metals like platinum, ahead of Dhanteras and Diwali. A recent survey done across 350 jewellery houses in various cities in India by industry body Assocham reveals that the jewelers in major cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahemdabad, Kolkata, Dehradun are looking at unique mix of strategy to sell jewellery in the current fluctuating market conditions. The survey reveals that nearly 76% of Jewelers are focusing on

platinum-based diamond jewellery over the traditional gold and silver jewellery to tap the changing preferences of domestic consumers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With gold prices rising, white gold, diamonds or platinum is the new trend among buyers.

There is an increasing focus for platinum jewellery in this festive seasons, said Delhi-NCR-based jewelers who owns a diamond jewellery brand. According to an estimate, the share of platinum and diamond jewellery in the overall gold jew-

ellery has increased significantly over the past one year and is likely to reach about 30-35 % of the total gold jewellery sales in the year 2015. The prices of the yellow metal had crossed Rs 32,000 mark during calendar year 2013. On the other hand, industry experts anticipate gold prices to continue fluctuating for some more time as the rupee remains weak against the US dollar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The existing prices of platinum, however, offer great investment opportunities to the smart investor to jump on the investment bandwagon,â&#x20AC;? said D S Rawat, Secretary General ASSOCHAM. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With gold prices reaching astronomical highs, more and more Indian investors are now looking at diamonds and platinum as an equally lucrative investment opportunity,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Price Correction In Gold Ahead Of Dhanteras May Spur Buying O

n account a price correction just ahead of Dhanteras sentiment has turned a little positive. The earlier prediction that the rising demand amid tight supplies will push the prices beyond Rs 33,000 per 10 gram on Dhanteras had thereby spread gloom amongst jewellers and buyers. Like every auspicious day Dhanteras will see buyers coming to buy jewellery today,â&#x20AC;? said Sachin Kothari, Director, Bullion India.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The price range may be between Rs 30,500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rs 30,700 per 10 gram which may push the sales up,â&#x20AC;? he said. According to the estimates, the festive demand for jewellery on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dhanterasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is expected to remain stable, but sale of coins and bars would see a decline by almost 50 % from the year-ago period. As per the trade data, gold prices rose by 20 per cent to Rs 32,485 per 10 grams on Dhanteras day in 2012.

Rates jumped by 37 per cent to Rs 27,130 per 10 grams on the festival day in 2011. In 2010, gold prices on Dhanteras day stood at Rs 19,740 per 10 grams. However, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation Chairman Haresh Soni believes the, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impact of high gold premiums will be there on prices on Dhanteras because supplies have dried up in the absence of imports in the last three months.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Vodafone India Puts IPO Plans On Hold

Vodafone India, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-biggest telecom firm, has put on hold a planned initial public offering (IPO) over lack of clarity on rules around spectrum and cellular permits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this moment we have put that (IPO) on hold because we need first clarity about our licence extensions and the pricing of spectrum,â&#x20AC;? Vodafone India Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Marten Pieters told PTI.

Stock Marketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Daily Turnover Crosses Record Rs 5 Lakh Cr

Indian stock markets today witnessed a record daily turnover of over Rs five lakh crore, even as the benchmark Sensex missed its all-time intra-day high by a whisker. The BSE Sensex, however, managed to record an all-time closing high of 21,164.52 points. Yesterday, during intra-day trade, the Sensex rose to as high as 21,205.44 points, just 1.33 points away from its record high of 21,206.77 points scaled on January 10, 2008.

Maruti Tops Customer Satisfaction With Dealer Service

Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has topped customer satisfaction with dealer service for a 14th consecutive year, rated by market research firm JD Power Asia Pacific. According to JD Power Asia Pacific study, in a 1,000-point scale MSI had a score of 876, while the mass market average was 834. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maruti Suzuki performs particularly well across all factors,â&#x20AC;? JD Power Asia Pacific said in a statement.

Govt Relaxes Outsourcing Norms For Manufacturing Units

Manufacturing units in SEZs can now sub-contract work for up to three years, instead of just one year allowed so far, as the government has relaxed the norms to help boost shipments from special economic zones. The request for relaxation came from large manufacturing units which have stated that the move would help facilitate manufacturing processes and augment exports.

FIIs Betting Big On FMCGs In July-Sept Quarter

Enthused by robust financial performance, foreign investors have increased their exposure to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies such as Zydus Wellness, Bajaj Corp and Britannia in July-September this year. On the other hand, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were mostly sellers in the consumer sector.

Markets Rightly Priced By Roop Karnani


o great exuberance in the markets as they touched a new high yesterday, leading up to Diwali. But there is a tinge of optimism. With the earnings season more or less behind us, and no negative surprises there, we should be looking ahead to a phase of consolidation in the markets All seems to be quiet on the currency front. Inflation is the only sore point preventing interest rates tending down and markets tending up. But we hear from experts again and again that the good monsoon will bring food prices to manageable levels as also a pickup in global economy will incrementally increase exports and that would help manufacturing and the services sector grow. The real driver of markets, economy and growth will be a decisive result in the forthcoming elections. First, the immediate interest would be elections in the 5 states post-Diwali. Though these states go to polls in November, the results will be declared on December 8. During this period, one will witness a lot of exit polls and psephologists trying to hone their skills at getting predictions right. The Stock markets will have their own assessment and will react pos-

itively or negatively, but will move within a range which could move up or down, depending on outcome on December 8. This will be followed by the Q3 results in January, which will help stabilize the markets and will give pointers as to which sectors could lead the next rally. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look back at the year gone by â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while the Sensex and Nifty have not done much except grow in single digits those who invested in scrips like HCL Tech, TCS, ITC, Dabur, and HUL have seen hand-

some gains anywhere from 50% to 75%, the highest being in HCL Tech. These still remain good stocks to bet on and one could add select private banks to them like Axis Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Bank and Indusind Bank. A scrip like Tata Global Beverages could also be added to balance oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portfolio. While bank stocks have rebounded 10 to 30% from their recent lows, and have potential to lead the next leg of the rally, consumption stocks like Tata Global could appreciate multiple times over a longer time frame of 2 to 3 years. It is time to build up a strong portfolio which has both defensives like IT and consumer bellwethers, along with banking and a few other stocks with potential to appreciate sharply, but make sure that they are backed by sound managements. The real big event would be the Lok Sabha elections of May 2014 and just as political parties are gearing up to battle it out, investors also should be ready with a war chest to track both markets and political developments and start building a strong portfolio. At the same time they should not over-commit themselves and remain partly in cash, say 20 to 30% to be able to buy at lower levels in case of an uncertain outcome.



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By Suneel V. Gaur and Rajesh V. Gaur

quickly, I am busy attending to my daughter, meeting my professional commitments, and I thank my fans for being so supportive. I am being approached by a lot of directors, but as of now I cannot commit! Let’s see”. Would she be starring in Happy Anniversary with husband Abhishek? “Well, Prahlad Kakkar was the one who launched me. He is family and I had promised I would do his first film. He had a concept of a story about a couple and Abhishek and me seem to fit it, but nothing concrete as of now, let it take shape”, she said with a smile. After initial setbacks, Aishwarya became a top notch star with movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, Dhoom 2, Guru, and many more. This Kajrare girl kept the audiences glued to


ishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her 40th birthday on November 1. Her striking beauty and her 1994 Miss World title made her seem an obvious fit as a model, but the truth is that she was studying to become an architect. But due to her obvious talent in front of the camera and captivating beauty, she began accepting movie offers that had been pouring in. Aishwarya, who is the brand ambassador of Longines, was recently in Delhi to promote a new edition of a Longines watch. Her fans wanted to know regarding the comeback of the actress? “I haven’t realised how time has flown by so

their seats when she shook a leg with husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan in the Kajrare song featured in Bunty & Babli. Her performance in Devdas and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam fetched her Filmfare awards. By 2004, Ash had appeared in well over 20 films in just seven years. Though Ash’s films like Raincoat, Raavan, Umraao Jaan were commercially unsuccessful her performances in these films earned kudos. Her performance was highly acclaimed in Chokher Bali [Bengali], as well. The rare combinataion of beauty and talent, Aishwarya Rai, has also acted in a number of Hollywood films like her successful Bride and Prejudice. She has also shared screen space with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley in 2007’s historical epic The Last Legion.


Anu Malik is Welcome Back on the melody track By Chaitanya Padukone


n the eve of his birthday tomorrow (November 2), National Award winner composer-singer-instant shaayar Anu Malik has resolved to make his sureela dhamaaka in Bollywood. ncidentally the popular Indian Idol judge has been discreetly recording peppy numbers for director Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back. Ironically, way back in 2005, the Main Hoon Na composer had scored the racy tracks of Bazmee’s mega-hit movie titled No Entry . Anu, who has also been confirmed by acclaimed filmmaker J.P. Dutta, as the sangeetkaar for his upcoming Border-2 says, “Since my saalgirah is during the auspicious Diwali season, I feel blessed by Goddess Laxmidevi. Trendy techno songs may come and fast fizzle out. But it’s pure melody which is evergreen and always reigns supreme. Which explains why the soulful songs composed by genius Panchamda (R.D. Burman), whom I consider my Guru, will always be hummed by the masses”. Anu’s chartbuster songs like Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen,


Sandese Aate Hain and Tumse Milke Dil Ka are vocal testimonies that have stood the test of time. What makes optimistic Anu stand apart is that he never holds any grudges against various directors who did not repeat him, despite their movies being musical mega-hits. Like in the case of Main Hoon Na where director Farah Khan opted for VishalShekhar for her next movie Om Shanti Om. Justifies the sporting Anu, “When you indulge in bitterness and feel demoralised, you can’t be creative. What is destined for you, will always come to you, is my mantra”.

is back as the super hero Paras Arora’s lover boy act Hrithik We had the good fortune of getting the first peep at the most eagerly How was your first meeting with Vishwas Patil? When I first met him, I came to know that he is a National Award Winning Novel Writer and I really got influenced by that. And that day itself he told me, “Iss film mein main aapko Dilip Kumar Sahab jaisi footage dunga ki aap poori film me chaye rahenge”. [I will give you footage like Dilip Kumar in this film. You will be all over the film.] I think Vishwasji is one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met.

By Sandeep Hattangadi


aras Arora is the young gun on Hindi film marquee who will make his debut in the much awaited Kangana Ranaut starrer Rajjo. A class 12th student, he has all the talent to make it big in tinsel town. He has also acted in the TV show Shivaji.

How did you get this opportunity? Unlike others, I did not have to give any auditions for this role. Vishwas Sir had already seen my show Veer Shivaji and had made up his mind since then. Though it was difficult for me at that time as my show was on air and I was blocked for another 30 days, but I really wanted to do this film because this character was different from the ones I’ve been doing earlier. Then fortunately I came to know that the shoot had been postponed and my show Veer Shivaji was taking a leap.

What is your role in the film? I am playing an 18-year-old decent boy named Chandu who belongs to a respected Maharashtrian family. He is a music lover and plays harmonium very well. He is a very studious person and is also the captain of his college’s cricket team. After winning the match for his college he reaches the kotha with his

friends where he sees Rajjo for the first time and falls in love with her.

How was your experience working with Kangana? She’s a great actress and everybody knows that. We share a casual professional relationship which is necessary for two co-actors.

Heard that you skipped your 12th exams for this film? Yes. [makes a sad face] I was preparing really hard for my boards but my shooting schedule was clashing with my exams. As we had combination scenes where all the actors were required so eventually I had to skip my exams.

How was your experience like? Rajjo is an unforgettable experience. I can rather call it adventurous too, as while shooting at Tawarwadi, the temperature was too high and we had to manage having watermelons and lemonades. We also had to face a storm due to which the shoot was cancelled for that day. Working with Binod Pradhan was like a cherry on the cake.

You used to shiver while shooting with Kangana? NO! I wasn’t nervous. Actually we had a scene where I had to slap Kangana and by mistake I slightly hit her, so I was tensed about hurting her. In fact she was uncomfortable doing the intimate scenes with me as I was a minor.

anticipated film of this year, Krrish 3, at a suburban multiplex where the main cast, along with Hrithik and his director father, was present. Anil Kapoor emceed the show. Sandeep Hattangadi spoke to Hrithik about his forthcoming super hero film. How is your health now? I am fully fit. The operation was successful and I am raring to go.

The promos look very good. Yes. We have worked hard on the film for three years and my dad has slogged like anything to make a Hollywoodinian film akin to the Avengers franchise and the Iron Man or Superman franchise. Even I have tried hard to play the three main characters of the previous franchises but the result has come out very well with the special effects being mind-blowing. Reportedly you wanted to play the negative role of Kaal which Viveik Oberoi is playing now? Yes. It’s true but I was not allowed and the only name that came forward to play

the role was of Viveik Oberoi and he has done a fantastic job. I really envy him. Your make up looks fantastic. I have used prosthetic make up and we had a Hollywood expert who worked on my make up for four hours before every shot.

Who are your other costars? Priyanka Chopra plays my love interest and Kangana Ranaut plays a negative role of a mutant blessed with super powers and she has done a wonderful job.

What about the music? My uncle Rajesh Roshan has composed a fantastic score.

Who are your superheroes? My father who has gone through a lot and my sister Sunaina Roshan who has successfully fought cancer and has come back stronger are my heroes.

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Amitabh in Sujoy-Balaji film A

fter Amitabh Bachchan was roped in for Sujoy Ghosh’s ambitious venture Badlaa with Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah, the icon once again will play the lead in yet another venture of Ghosh’s. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, this film is a screen adaptation of the novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’. Amitabh will be seen playing the role of a mathematician who silently loves his neighbor – a divorcee – and


uch ado was made in the media and followed up on the social media world, about Jaya Bachchan snapping at a photographer who called out to her daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan by her first name. She is reported to have said, “Why are you calling her Aishwarya, was she in your class?” (She meant, was she your classmate, but was misinterpreted by many ranters as a classist comment – that mediapersons are low class as compared to stars.) Of course, the first question that comes to mind is, why was she speaking on behalf of a grown woman? It’s not as if the actress, who has been around for years and weathered many a media storm, could not have voiced her own objections, if she had any. The next thing is the whole issue of respect; can film stars be addressed casually by just about anyone, just because they are public figures? Ash, Duggu, Bebo, Kat, Lolo, Peecee, Sallu, Akki, Chichi, Daboo, Chintu are their pet names given by their families, or nicknames handed over by the press. The film media often write about stars using their pet names – as if they have automatically been granted that right. Most mainstream newspapers and magazines no longer add an honorific before a name, but use surnames of people they write about. How a journalist addresses a star (or any celebrity) in a one-one-one interaction depends on the level of the relationship – friendly or formal. But it is rude for a newbie to address a senior star by his/her first name, unless


ollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who played the happy-go-lucky Rahul in Yash Chopra‘s love triangle Dil To Pagal Hai, got nostalgic about the film 16 years after its release. Taking to Twitter, SRK wrote, “As time passes, 16 yrs to be

specifically asked to. Mediapersons however, and even the general public, simply assume familiarity.

RINGSIDE VIEW Deepa Gahlot On the sets, one has noticed people being more respectful towards male stars and calling actresses by their first names, and sometimes ‘tu’. It just conveys indirectly that women are lower in the hierarchy than men. But commonly, a ‘ji’ is appended to a first name, which com-


fter Ajay Devgn and Bobby Deol essayed the role of legendary martyr Bhagat Singh in two different films, it seems Ranveer Singh also wants to do the same on the silver screen. At an event related to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela, Ranveer claimed that transforming into somebody else is the toughest job for any actor and that he would love to play Bhagat Singh in a biopic on the young martyr. In Ram Leela, Ranveer will be paired opposite rumoured lover Deepika Padukone, and the film is slated to release on November 15.

helps her to cover up the murder of her cruel ex-husband. Sujoy also recently revealed that the romance in the film will be inspired by Bollywood hits like Sholay and Kala Patthar where Amitabh portrayed a similar kind of silent devotion towards Jaya Bachchan and Rakhee. Sujoy, who is currently in the scripting stage, is yet to be finalise the rest of the cast for the film.

SRK gets nostalgic about Dil To Pagal Hai

Mallika smooches The Bachelorette contestant Ranveer wants to act in biopic on Bhagat Singh


aryanavi hottie Mallika Sherawat surely knows how to make headlines. The actress, who is presently looking for love in reality TV show The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika, locked lips with a contestant on the show. The episode, which will be aired today, will see the final five contestants individually conceptualising a romantic date for Mallika who, it seems, was so impressed with one of the contestants,Vijay Singh’s idea that she smooched him. Interestingly, Mallika shot to instant fame with her debut film Khwahish, in which she smooched her costar Himanshu Malik 17 times.

municates respect without being too formal. People in the industry seldom use Mr. or Mrs., but make do with Sir and Madam to address seniors – both in age and hierarchy. But respect, as many ‘tweeple’ pointed out, is commanded not demanded – age or status has very little to do with it. Then there is also the class or breeding of the person on the other side. One has seen a kid yell, “Aye Amitabh!” to the superstar in a crowded lobby of a hotel, and he frowned, stopped, turned, waved and walked on. In the industry, he is just never called anything but Amitji or Mr. Bachchan, but if anyone called Salman ‘Mr. Khan’, he will probably turn around and see if his dad is standing behind him.

exact..the memories come rushing back...making DTPH (Dil To Pagal Hai) seem aur paas...aur paas (making DTPH seem close). Thanks Madhuri, Karisma, Yashji and team.” King Khan will next be seen in Farah Khan‘s multistarrer Happy New Year.


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ACROSS: 1 Soccer players in the running when the dance is finished? (5,3,4) 8 American business contracts (3) 9 Is it wearing a shell ? (7,4) 11 How the top is way up, perhaps, for the horse (9) 12 Creature George is about to check shortly (5) 14 Had a meal in the home that was best arranged (7) 16 Startle, perhaps, young Sophia ! (7) 17 Is brought down by, one assumes (5,2) 19 Do safer movements result from wearing them ? (7) 20 A man of property (5) 21 Having just thought of something to say (9) 23 Strong notions about sister one found not to have joined (3-8) 25 No good leaving at a tender age to see the second person (3) 26 Its occupant has no privacy (8,4)

DOWN: 1 No vote needed when one's elected by it (11) 2 In port, I'd establish their movements (5) 3 A recent reform put through again (2-5) 4 Pushes sleuths around (7) 5 Doesn't he protect his master's head? (9) 6 City right for a house-god (3) 7 Succeed spectacularly in preventing a worker's rising (3,5,4) 10 Dinosaur born to another South African aurochs! (12) 13 One might be put out by it losing form when a girl is away colouring


The Clue: Hawker





MATH PYRAMID 649 plants (11) 15 Negotiating ends in her held in high regard (9) 18 African tribesman returns after rain storm in Kenya (7)

19 Dandified pop turned out in ruff, for example (7) 22 At ninety degrees to begin with, or hot for a change (5) 24 Terrible con for officer (1,1,1)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across: 2 Roman ruins, 7 Tahiti, 8 Shindig, 9 Stealth, 11 Afraid, 12 Hair comb, 14 Location, 16 Trade-off, 19 Fast food, 21 Stanza, 22 Treaded, 23 Abolish, 24 Nonuse, 25 Unsettling. Down: 1 Capstan, 2 Rialto, 3 Mesh, 4 Nuisance, 5 Understaffed, 6 Negrito, 10 Earned income, 13 Bluff, 15 Loyalist, 17 Retrain, 18 Loudest, 20 Seeing, 22 Thai.


ACROSS: 1 Painting, sculpture, etc. (4) 5 Alphabetise (4) 6 Duets (5) 8 Athletic events (5) 10 Arena arrangement (5) 12 Mimosa, for one (4) 13 Conveyed (4)


Each colour in our code represents a letter. When you have cracked the code you will be able to make up seven words. The clue to first word is given to help you get started.

The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size




DOWN: 1 A venomous serpent (3) 2 ___ the Web, surf (4) 3 Essays (5) 4 Paved ways (7) 7 Look, in a way (5) 9 A kind of gun (4) 11 Six games, usually (3)

The goal of Hidato is to fill the grid with consecutive numbers that connect horizontally, vertically, or diagonally from first to the last number in the grid. The first and last numbers of a puzzle and a some other numbers are already filled in. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION


Place numbers into the puzzle cells in such a way that each row and column contains each of the digits from 1 up to the size of the puzzle (4,5 or 6). Like a Sudoku puzzle, no number is repeated in any row or column. Each bold-outlined group of cells contains a hint consisting of a number and one of the mathematical symbols + x - /. The number is the result of applying the mathematical operation represented by the symbol to the digits contained within the domain. The solution to each puzzle is arrived at logically and is unique. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

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BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Those planning to go abroad to work will receive lucrative offers. This is the right time to apply for entrance into trade. Students taking up vocational courses should first make up their mind as to choice of their future career. They will receive job offers to work as trainees in five-star hotels which should be accepted. The married will enjoy domestic felicity. Sports persons should work hard at their practice for they could win fresh laurels in their field of specialization. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be tall, attractive, with beautiful eyes and a glowing skin. A magnetic, smile will lead to many friends and admirers. Disciplined, helpful and well educated. A profession in law, administration or land development will lead to gains. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Financially, you are in a position of strength and could expand your existing business. If keen to diversify in a new area of work, you can now take the plunge. You have a profitable day. You seem to have found direction, which you may have been lacking earlier. You may have to make a few compromises and give into the whims of a loved one. The outcome will make your efforts worth it.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You could get dragged into a dispute, which could be distressing. Keep calm and stay out of arguments. Your sincerity will see you through this difficult patch. A loved one you have not seen in a long time will get in touch today. Friends will help to take your mind off your problems. Love life is full of excitement, but guard against a flirtatious tendency, which could upset your beloved for no reason at all.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You will receive wide acclaim and honor for your work. Purchase of a vehicle or property will be beneficial. Those who are keen on higher studies abroad will be making plans to leave. A family gathering to celebrate a happy occasion is likely. Perhaps there will be an addition to the family. At a social get-together you will be very much in demand. Those participating in sports or out-door events will do well.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Work conditions will continue to be favorable. Financially a rewarding time and colleagues will be helpful and supportive. Artistic and creative pursuits will bring recognition. An outing or social get-together could be more tiring than you imagined. Someone you have wanted to meet will walk into your life today. Handle the situation with dignity and you will make a good friend.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Monetary gains through unexpected sources are foreseen. The employed will receive several job offers from rival organizations. If seeking a change this is the right time to switch over, else stay put, you will do well. Matters concerning home and family are congenial. Relationship with mate improves. Family life that has been strained will now improve. Expenses on house and family are likely.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Work diligently to avail of the opportunities that come along now. If you were aiming for higher profits you are sure to succeed. If employed, a major promotion could place you in a position of authority. Try to take a break from your work and spend time with your beloved who may be feeling neglected.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Make use of an opportunity to go out and visit a new place of recreation or go outdoors on a picnic. You will feel refreshed. It would be better to personally visit an elder to sort out an issue rather than writing a letter, or speaking over phone. Try to give things a more personal touch.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Your finances will have to be watched. Deliberate on each proposition and think of alternatives. Seek help if needed for better planning. Think in terms of long-term and not short term profits. Do not discuss problems with friends who are known to take unhealthy interest in such situations. Travel or a change of scene will help you to relax.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Normal business activity will assure a steady income. A proposal that can generate some quick money will have to be firmly rejected as it may conflict with the way you work and think. There will be profits no doubt but you will lose your peace of mind. Family life may be a bit strained. Accept rather than change things for what you would like them to be. Bide your time right now.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): A new project or potential enterprise is going to come your way that will entail overseas travel. You will be able to accomplish your task profitably. You will meet influential people who will benefit you in your career and work dealings. A change of residence is foreseen. Even though you are trying your best the harmony and peace that you seek in a relationship seem to be missing. Wait awhile.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): A dispute, or arbitration, will be settled in your favor. Begin with a clean slate and shed fixed ideas about work. Move with current trends and you will be surprised with support that you receive. With harmonious relationship re-established the family will be in mood to celebrate. You will enjoy moments of leisure. You will discover that the wait was worth it for your mate will respond with as much ardor.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Good work always gets noticed and if it has not then you are about to be the limelight again. Some of you will get a promotion, together with other benefits. You need to work hard to establish a good rapport with others. Travelers who have been away will be returning home. Your mate or beloved may plan a surprise just to be with you or be in touch.




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Today’s clue: E equals G

The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another.

18 A boat for transporting people, vehicles (5) 19 Apparel, garments (7) 21 A garlic sausage (6) 22 Glacial period (3,3)

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Learner driver must display this (1-5) A solemn pledge of fidelity (5) Did not swim (4) Come to an ___ : become exhausted, get over ? (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD Across: 3 Tiger, 8 Rudra, 10 Mares, 11 Nye, 12 Bulbs, 13 Kneecap, 15 Leg-up, 18 Bus, 19 Oedema, 21 Lithium, 22 Dree, 23 A run, 24 Furlong, 26 Imphal, 29 Abu, 31 Bosom, 32 Twister, 34 Sires, 35 Hrs, 36 Cakes, 37 Skins, 38 Shiny. Down: 1 Funny, 2 Freebie, 4 Is up, 5 Emblem, 6 Rased, 7 Begum, 9 Dye, 12 Bashful, 14 Cut, 16 Georg, 17 Pains, 19 Outlaws, 20 Adlib, 21 Leaps, 23 Anushka, 24 Famish, 25 Obi, 27 Moray, 28 Hoses, 30 Mesne, 32 Teen, 33 Tri.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1811 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions




Foray, raid (6) An evergreen tree (6) "Use" differently to get the girl ? (3) Arrogant (5) Prepared for action or warned (7) Merge, blend or combine ? (4) Move unsteadily, totter (6) Kind or style - "green" anagram ? (5) Become interested or aroused, in a way ? (3,2) 14 ___ the air : remove suspicion, tension etc. (5) 15 A dwelling place (5) 16 ___ of sin: money obtained by illegal or immoral means ? (5)


Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.

Out of order or place (5) Love, peace or harmony (5) Childish (7) A very large number, especially money, in our country (5) Little folk with magical powers (5) Defend, oversee or protect ? (5) Prosper, score or thrive, in a way (7) Chop (3) Lazy, not at work (4) A soft felt hat (6) Belief, code of conduct ? (5) Available, serviceable or utilitarian (6) "Lies" anagram for a small land mass (4) ___ avion : by airmail, but in Latin? (3) The large muscle at the back of the upper arm (7) Tale, narration or anecdote (5) "A rash" anagram for a girl's name? (5) A town in SE Minnesota - "an age" anagram ? (5) Constructing or forming a web, as if by weaving (7) ___ up : connects or combines with ? (5) Postpone - "freed" anagram ? (5)

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Yesterday’s solution: You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 21 average; 23 good; 25 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: engross, ergo, gone, goner, gore, govern, GOVERNESS, gross, grove, nose, ogre, ogress, oven, over, rose, rove, sensor, snore, song, sore






AGPUR: Disappointed at being hit all over the park by Australia, a few Indian bowlers feel it will be better to put a bowling machine in the field instead of they rolling their arms in the ongoing ODI series, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. India and Australia together scored a phenomenal 2565 runs from the four matches played so far, excluding the 295 the visiting team scored in the abandoned Ranchi ODI and Dhoni said it is a new challenge for the bowlers to contain runs. "It was more of a fight as to which side bowls less badly. With the extra fielder inside, if you are slightly off target, it goes for a boundary. A few of the bowlers are disappointed, they actually feel it will be better off to put a bowling machine there. It is a new challenge for the bowlers," said Dhoni here last night after India chased down Australia's 350 with six wickets and three balls to spare. Dhoni said bowlers will eventually sort out how to adapt to the new ODI rule enforcing an extra fielder inside the 30-yard circle as compared to earlier times. "We have not played enough with these set of new rules (in operation). That's why when you are captaining and a side has scored 300 or 325, you are not really used to it. All of a sudden, you see, 15 overs left, 220-230 and the Power Play is left, you are not really able to digest the feat because it's not really natural," said Dhoni. "Three and a half hours of batting, the opposition is just hitting sixes and fours. It will take some time before the bowlers will also adjust to it. And at the same time, we will see some particular day if the wicket is doing a bit, sides may get out of 150-180 because of the two new balls. We will have to wait and watch but as of now, on good flat wickets, with a bit of dew around, it becomes a bit unfair on bowlers. The best of bowlers, fastest of bowlers, even they are at times bowling with third man and fine leg up. It is difficult for the bowlers as of now," Dhoni commented. He also said because of these fac-



tors it has become difficult to single out a bad bowling performance as the old-fashioned thinking won't do. "I don't know what is a bad performance for bowlers. First five overs, you may have given 10 or 15, in the next two you might give away 20 or 25. Is that a bad performance or a good performance? It is difficult to actually say that this is a bad performance," Dhoni said. "We don't know in this format what is a bad performance. 10 overs 80 is a bad performance or 10 overs 60 is a bad performance or 10 overs 100 is a bad performance, that's what we are still trying to find out," he said. Dhoni explained why he did not use Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India's most economical bowler, for his full quota of overs. "In this particular game, Bhuvi bowled only one over in the slog. Shami, he is someone who is bowling really good yorkers in the nets. Even in the last game he was bowling good yorkers. So we thought maybe with a bit of pace and a bit of reverse swing, he will be a better bowler. Once he went for runs, we thought let us try some other spinners. The boundaries are big over here, they may exploit the boundaries. Once everybody went for runs, then we called Bhuvi. So yes, maybe that was a mistake, we should have tried him. By the time his turn came, there weren't many overs left. Maybe a genuine mistake but we will have to see." Dhoni praised Virat Kohli's stupendous batting in the series. "Virat has grown as a player. He is someone who is very confident and we gave him opportunity and he grabbed it. He loves to perform and keep performing, especially the way he batted in this particular game, he made it look easy. It got a bit difficult at the end, with the kind of soil colour, it is difficult to sight the ball. And there was a bit of reverse swing for their fast bowlers but still, the way he batted with ease, it was fantastic. He has got aggression, he has to control it which he is doing brilliantly. He is channelising it, using it for his own as well as the team's benefit. He's an outstanding player, very eager to do well for the team."

Ishant Sharma has come in for a fair bit of stick at the hands of the Aussies.

Tamim on top as Bangladesh beat New Zealand, win series


HAKA: Tamim Iqbal became Bangladesh’s top run scorer in one-day cricket today as his team beat New Zealand by 40 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the threematch series. Set a target of 248, New Zealand caved in for 207 in 46.4 overs to suffer their sixth successive ODI defeat to Bangladesh, who won Tuesday’s series opener by 43 runs. Off-spinner Sohag Gazi and paceman Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh’s bowling attack, sharing six wickets between them to stifle New Zealand, who lost to Bangladesh 4-0 in their previous visit in 2010. Mashrafe provided the early breakthrough when he bowled Hamish Rutherford for one before Sohag took a return catch to dismiss the other opener, Anton Devcich for 19. The tourists were soon on 45-3 when Abdur Razzak trapped Grant Elliot lbw for 14. Corey Anderson (37) and Ross Taylor tried to repair the damage, but a stunning catch by Mushfiqur Rahim off Mashrafe ended their 61-run stand and gave Bangladesh a firm grip on the match. Bangladesh sensed victory when occasional left-arm spinner Mominul Haque had New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum out lbw for 14. Taylor (45) held down one end before he was caught by Mahmudullah off Sohag at long on. Some late blows by Nathan McCullum (25 off 23 balls) and unbeaten Kyle Mills (27 off 25 balls) only delayed the inevitable. Earlier, Corey Anderson and James Neesham each grabbed four wickets as New Zealand bowled out Bangladesh for 247 on a slow Sher-e-Bangla pitch. Anderson finished with 4-40 while Neesham claimed 4-53, his second successive four-wicket haul in the series. Bangladesh also lost wickets at crucial times even though most of their batsman got a decent start. Tamim Iqbal scored an arduous half-century but was out just when the team were looking for him to accelerate.

Not disappointed with bowling performance: Bailey N

AGPUR: Australian bowlers were smashed all over the park by Indian batsmen, especially Virat Kohli, but visiting skipper George Bailey said he is not disappointed by their performance as they stuck to the team’s plan in the lost sixth cricket one-dayer here. India chased down 351 last night riding on Kohli’s 66-ball 115 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 102-ball 100. In the process, the duo stole the thunder from Shane Watson (102) and Bailey, who had shone with a 114ball 156. The result has left seven-match series tied at 2-2 with the final onedayer set to be the decisive one. “I think we bowled better than there. I thought we had much better plans here. I could really see what

the bowlers were trying to do. We stuck at it really well. I’m certainly not disappointed with the bowlers tonight,” Bailey told reporters last night. “I thought we tried really hard. And how close? It’s getting down to three balls at the end there. You’re talking minuscule differences in the game,” he said. Kohli carted the Australian bowlers around in a whirlwind knock which included 18 fours and a six. Bailey said his bowlers need to figure out a way to get Kohli out. “I’d like to find a way to get Virat Kohli out. That’s probably my first thought. I don’t think we should read too much into 360 and 350. It’s quite clear that given the two new balls and the four (fielders) out, that

maybe the new 300-290. We’re disappointed not to win. But we’re not making too much of the score,” he said. “I thought we fought are way back into the game really well. I thought Mitch and Jimmy found a way to get us back into the game. We’ve just got to try and find a way to sneak a couple of early wickets. That’s probably been the difference. “To our bowlers’ credit I think we tried to make Virat hit really good shots. Particularly towards the end we made him hit good balls for four and six. I was really proud of the way our bowlers finished,” added the Tasmanian. Bailey said the series has been particularly hard for the bowlers and the difference between win and

loss has been minuscule. “Both teams are looking for a difference with the bowling attack. It’s been so hard for bowlers, it’s just about trying to find two per cent difference that could be the difference in the game,” he said. He was full of praise for Watson, who was reprieved after being caught off a no ball bowled by Ravindra Jadeja. “He batted beautifully. (There was) a nice little reprieve with the (no ball), which was handy. He just puts so much pressure back on the bowlers, especially the spinners. He takes the focus off them bowling well to just bowling to survive. It’s great to see,” said the Australian captain. Bailey also said India deserved their number one ODI ranking.




IN BRIEF Ruthvika, Rituparna win in World Junior championship

NEW DELHI: Junior national champion Ruthvika Shivani and Rituparna Das kept India’s medal hopes alive in the BWF World Junior Badminton Championship with contrasting victories in the girls’ singles third round in Bangkok, Thailand today. Ruthvika had to quell a fighting Maria Mitsova of Bulgaria 21-16 18-21 21-13 in just under an hour while Rituparna managed to pack off Hong Kong’s Wing Yung Ng 21-13 22-20 in just 25 minutes. Ruthvika will now take on world number 84 and third seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the pre-quarterfinals while Rituparna will meet Singapore’s Xiaoyu Liang for a berth in the last eight. While the girls were making merry, the boys could not conjure enough magic with Arun George and Aditya Joshin going down against higher ranked opponents.

Paes-Nestor ousted, BopannaEdouard in Paris Masters quarters

Commonwealth and Asian Games. "As far as Sports Ministry is concerned all the necessary assistance has been extended to Ms Jwala Gutta from time to time. She has been included as a core probable of the Indian team for the forthcoming Commonwealth

and Asian Games to be held in 2014," said the Sports Minister in the letter. Moily, in his letter dated October 23, had said that "a player of her (Jwala's) stature and reputation, who is a pride of our nation, is being treated in an unfair manner by the BAI over an

Jwala-Ashwini win, Thulasi loses in Bitburger Open

NEW DELHI: India's women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa started their campaign with a dominating straight-game win in the opening round of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Commonwealth Games goldmedallist pair brushed aside Germany's Anika Dorr and Annika Horbach 21-14 21-11 in a 23-minute match. Bronze-medallist at the 2011 London World Championship, Jwala and Ashwini rode on their powerful smashes and better net play to



EW DELHI: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has responded to his senior colleague in the government, Veerappa Moily's letter to him in connection with Jwala Gutta's ongoing impasse with the BAI, saying that he will examine her case and see how he can extend support to her. In response to Petroleum Minister Moily's sternly-worded missive sent to him last week in support of Jwala, Jitendra said that all possible assistance has been given to her. Moily had asked for a fair treatment to the embattled badminton ace, who is facing a life ban for an alleged disciplinary breach in the Indian Badminton League. Jwala represents Petroleum Sports Promotion Board. A top source in the Ministry told PTI that Jitendra has responded to Moily's letter, telling him that all possible help will be given to the ace shuttler. "We will get the matter examined and extend all support," Jitendra said in his letter to Moily, according to the source. "The matter is already with the court and it is sub-judice. Even the court has allowed the inquiry to go on," he said. "The Ministry is always there to support the sportspersons' cause and we will do that in Jwala's case as well," Jitendra said in the letter. Jitendra said that Jwala has also been included as a core probable of the Indian team for next year's

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annihilate Anika and Annika. They will next take on fourth-seeded Malaysian pair of Hui Ern Ng and Hui Lin Ng in the next round. However, it was curtains for P C Thulasi in the women's singles competition when the Indian lost her battle against sixth seed Sashina Vignes Waran of France 21-18 14-21 14-21 . Jwala and Ashwini, who started playing together again after a gap of one year during the French Open, were in control of the match and never allowed their rivals to post much of a challenge.

After an initial fight which lasted for just the first five points, Jwala and Ashwini broke off and kept extending the lead as they moved from 8-5 to 149 and then 18-11, before closing the opening game. In the second game, Jwala and Ashwini surged ahead from 6-6 to 11-6 and then kept their nose ahead as their rivals crumbled. On Wednesday, Indian shuttler Anand Pawar defeated Erik Meijs of Netherlands to enter the third round of the men's singles competition. Fifth seeded Pawar got the better of Meijs 21-12 21-14.

apparent trivial issue". Moily had also threatened to end the petroleum sector's association with the Badminton Association of India. "I may also like to mention that if the impasse continues for long which ultimately brings the sport and sportspersons to disrepute, petroleum sector may have to reconsider its association at various forms of support to BAI," Moily's letter had stated. The doubles specialists, who is employed by Bharat Petroleum under the sportsperson category, has in recent times been involved in a battle with BAI. The BAI's disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on Jwala for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the Indian Badminton League . Meanwhile, former India coach Vimal Kumar said he hoped that the issue would be sorted out at the earliest.

Ghosal reaches quarters of World Championship M

ANCHESTER: Saurav Ghosal scripted history at the World Squash Championships as he became the first Indian to reach the quarter-finals of the mega-event by notching up a come-from-behind victory over Henrik Mustonen in a hardfought contest here. The World No. 17 Ghosal played out of his skin to stretch the unseeded Finn in a tough prequarterfinal that the Indian won 3-2 under considerable pressure. “For me it’s a massive achievement. It’s the first time I’ve made it to the quarter-finals of the World Championship and it’s

huge to be in there in the last eight with the world’s best players,” a delighted Ghosal said. “I’ve made it one step further than I have before so I’m going to enjoy it - but I will be coming back tomorrow and hopefully I can play another good game and give myself a chance of progressing even further,” he added. The 27-year-old Kolkata-born was down 0-2 against his lesserknown opponent but the Leedsbased player showed his class when it mattered the most and upped the ante in the second half of the match to close out the issue 5-11 8-11 11-8 11-4 11-2.

“Henrik played unbelievable squash in the first two games,” said Ghosal. “Actually he was match ball down in his first round match and came back to win it - that shows how strong he is mentally. “He really caught me off guard with the quality of his shots. I had to dig in super super super deep to grind out of that one, said Ghosal, who is widely regarded as one of the fastest players in the Tour,” he added. The eventual scoreline hardly did justice to the incredible performance from the Indian in the first two games.

PARIS: Fifth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin booked a quarterfinal berth in the ATP Paris Masters but Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor were ousted after a straight sets defeat, here. Bopanna and his French partner defeated American pair of John Isner and Nicholas Monroe 7-6(2) 7-5 after one hour and 13 minutes. There was no break of serve in the opening set as the Americans saved all four break chances while Indo-French team saved the only chance they faced and then prevailed in the tie breaker. In the other second round match, seventh seeds Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor lost 4-6 3-6 to Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez and American Scott Lipsky in just 55 minutes.

India beat Kazakhstan in a thriller

NEW DELHI: Indian eves registered their firstever Level 1 victory at the FIBA Asia Championship for Women when they secured a nail-biting win over Kazakhstan in Bangkok today. In a pulsating match that went into overtime, India staved off a stiff challenge from Kazakh girls before prevailing over 65-62 in their final preliminary round fixture. India looked strong from the start, taking an 11 point lead at half time. However, Kazakhstan fought back in the third quarter tying the game at 45 points.

Yuki in singles quarters of Traralgon Challenger

NEW DELHI: Yuki Bhambri recovered well from a poor start to beat New Zealand’s Michael Venus in a threesetter and advance to the singles quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger event in Traralgon, Australia. The eighth seed Indian overcame the challenge of the Kiwi player 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) in the second round match of the USD 50,000 hard court tournament. Yuki dropped his serve twice in the opening set but came back strong as he broke Venus in the second set to take the match to full length. There was no break-ofserve in the deciding third set, in which Yuki prevailed in the tie-breaker after one hour and 56 minutes contest. The 277-ranked Yuki will now face 172-ranked Japanese Tatsuma Ito, who is leading head-to-head record 1-0. Yuki had lost to the Japanese last year in Kyoto.





Singh Dhoni as the captain. Ishant, who has been taken to cleaners in the ODI series against Australia, has come in for scathing criticism due to his poor form and was even dropped from the last two matches of the ongoing series. Zaheer, on the other hand, had made a case for his selection by picking up five wickets in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy opener against Haryana but the selectors thought otherwise and decided to stick to Ishant. The 35-yearold Zaheer has been out of the Test team since December last year owing to fitness and form issues. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been forced out due to a shoulder strain. “Ravindra Jadeja has a shoulder strain. The physiotherapist of the Indian team has advised two weeks’ rest for him, after the end of the ODI series against Australia, as a precautionary measure,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement after the selection committee meeting.

UMBAI: Rohit Sharma’s excellent form in ODIs today earned him a place in the Indian Test squad but pacer Zaheer Khan was ignored when the selectors chose the team for Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series against the West Indies starting November 6. The 26-year-old Sharma, who has now cemented his place in the ODI team having played 107 of them, was rewarded for his consistent performance by being the new inclusion in the batting line-up for the two-match series to be held in Kolkata (November 6 to 10) and Mumbai (November 14 to 18). While the struggling Ishant Sharma retained his place, senior pacer Zaheer Khan was overlooked along with a host of other seniors such as batsmen Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. The team also had no place for Suresh Raina while paceman Umesh Yadav has been recalled into the squad, which has Mahendra

Splendid batting by West Indies top-order against UP

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Narsing Deonarine have reason to celebrate an unbroken partnership.


OLKATA: Ever-reliable Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck an unbeaten 91 and shared an unbroken 170- run stand with Narsing Deonarine (83) as the West Indies reached a solid 333 for four against Uttar Pradesh on the opening day of their practice match, here today. It was a good batting show by the visitors ahead of the Test series against India as four batsmen from the Caribbean side scored halfcenturies.

Chanderpaul and Deonarine (83) will resume their fifth- wicket partnership tomorrow. After Chris Gayle’s failure, Kieran Powell (64) and Darren Bravo (61) built the innings with a 112-run second wicket partnership but the Piyush Chawla-led UP side had a twowicket burst to leave the visitors 149/3 at the midway stage. But Chanderpaul, who is eyeing a milestone 150th Test in Mumbai, once again proved to be the thorn in the flesh as he initially looked rock solid with his defence before taking on the UP bowlers. He hit 11 fours and two sixes. There was some excitement in the air after Darren Sammy opted to bat to have the first feel of the conditions but Gayle’s was a subdued knock that lasted only 25 balls. He was beaten by an Imtiaz Ahmed in-swinger that stayed low before skidding onto his stumps. The UP medium-pacer who came in as the first change got rid of the explosive opener in a fine first spell of four overs that had three maidens and the prized scalp. The day’s proceedings began an hour late because of the dew factor as the it was an early lunch with the Windies 37/1 in 14 overs. The UP bowlers extracted fine swing while it stayed low sometimes as the Windies had a tentative start to their innings in the first session. But as the day progressed the wicket became easy to bat on while the luck too helped the visitors as Bravo was dropped shortly after lunch by Ankit Rajput at mid-off off Chawla. Bravo went on to make a half-century.

Shetty more than match for Rebello M

UMBAI: Defending champion Sanil Shetty entered the quarter finals of the men’s competition in the Rebuilt Mumbai Suburban District TT Championships at Nehru Nagar Kurla (E). He beat Rupesh More 11-2, 11-1 11-7, 11-7 after an equally easy victory over youngster Shaun Rebello at 11-5, 11-6 & 11-7 in the third round. Fancied Nishad Shah seeded 8th in the men’s section got the better of R. Suratwala 11-5, 11-7 & 11-9 in the third round. Ravindra Kotian of whom a lot is expected also made it to the pre-quarter finals along with other seeds Chandrashekhar Gole and Rhys Albuquerque. However, there was a minor upset in the men’s section when unseeded

Sahil Javkar beat 11th ranked Shishir Juvekar 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 & 11-8 to make it to the last sixteen. In the Cadet Boys competition Jash Jabolia (9) and Krish Kalrani (8) fought a no holds barred match in which both the players attacked. But Jash who also exercised caution at critical times turned the tables on his opponent in four games at 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, & 11-8. BRIEF RESULTS : MEN ( 3RD ROUND) – Dheeraj Rai Bt. Sameer Deo 11-6, 11-13, 11-10 ; Vaibhav Pawar Bt. Nishad Lalit 12-10, 11-9, 11-4 ; Siddharth Birje Bt. Amit Modi 16-14, 11-6, 11-7 ; Chandrashekhar Gole Bt. Pravin Garje 11-6, 11-6, 119 ; Rhys Albuquerque Bt. Harish Salvi 11-5, 11-4, 115 ; Noel Pinto Bt. Akshar Bhati 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

Chanderpaul makes our job easier: Bravo


OLKATA: Describing Shivnarine Chanderpaul as “someone special” to the West Indies side, Darren Bravo today said the most-capped Caribbean Test player makes the batsman’s job easier in the middle. “He’s someone very special. He means a lot to the team. We know what he brings to the table. We just want to wish him best of luck in the series,” Bravo said of Chanderpaul, who struck an unbeaten 91 to help his side post a commanding 333/4 against the UPCA in a three-day practice match, here. Chanderpaul has already eclipsed Courtney Walsh as the most-capped West Indies player and would be eyeing his 150th Test cap in Mumbai, which will host legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th and last Test. Bravo said West Indies players happily seek Chanderpaul’s advice whenever they want and look to build their innings around him. “He’s the most experienced player in the side. Whenever a youngster or any player needs some sort of advice, you can go and ask him any question. He’s happy to help. While batting also, he makes it easier at the other end. It’s great to have him around. Hope to have him for a long time as well.” Bravo hit a fluent 61 in a 112-run second wicket stand with Kieran Powell and tsaid he was happy to be back among runs in the longer version after an eye surgery.


IN BRIEF Everyone does it, Mushtaq Muhammad on ball-tampering

KARACHI: Pakistan's former captain and coach Mushtaq Muhammad cannot understand the recent "hue and cry" over ball-tampering as he feels every team and bowler has indulged in it in some form or the other, including he himself. "Everyone does it and every team has done it so I am surprised at the hue and cry being raised over the ball-tampering incident during the Test between Pakistan and South Africa," Mushtaq told Geo Super channel from London. "Even spinners tend to try to pick the seam of the ball to get a better grip and I admit I did it a few times myself when I was playing and this is also tampering," he said.

ICC rejects PCB concerns on Faf's ball-tampering punishment

KARACHI: The ICC has dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board's allegation that leniency was shown in handing out punishment to South African player Faf du Plessis after he was found guilty of ball-tampering during the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai. A PCB source told PTI that the ICC had defended the decision of match referee David Boon to fine du Plessis 50 per cent of his match fees by quoting relevant laws and reminding that the changes in the clauses dealing with balltampering had been amended after approval of all member boards. The PCB had expressed concern that the Boon adopted a lenient attitude in the whole incident and had questioned the difference in the severity of punishments handed out to Plessis and Pakistan's all-rounder Shahid Afridi when he was caught tampering with the ball during a one-day international in Perth in 2010.

Bhullar eyes upset after opening 69 at WGC-HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI: India's Gaganjeet Bhullar is hopeful of causing an upset after he opened his campaign with a three-underpar 69 to take a share of eighth place at the USD 8.5million WGC-HSBC Champions here. Although Bhullar trails first round leader Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland by four shots, India's sole representative at the Shanghai showpiece is confident of upstaging the star-studded field that have gathered at the Sheshan International Golf Club this week. "There's still a lot of golf left and my hopes are really high. I'm playing well and striking the ball really well and I guess anything and everything is possible over the next three days," said Bhullar.

Force India looks for India encore in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: Sahara Force India is targetting a repeat of India performance at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, saying the approach taken in the 'home' race has worked well for the side. The Indian team had both the cars in the points with Pul di Resta finishing eighth ahead of teammate Adrian Sutil. Going into the last three races of the season, Force India have a 23-point lead over Sauber . "We're certainly very happy that we got things right last weekend and there's no reason why we shouldn't be in the points going forward. Our performance in India showed what we are capable of and there's no reason why we can't carry this through to the final three races," Team Principal Vijay Mallya said.



Afternoon Despatch & Courier



EW DELHI: With Virat Kohli regularly slamming centuries in ODIs, former captain Sunil Gavaskar today said the Indian batting sensation can break retiring legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record number of tons in the 50over format. In the 112 ODI innings he has played so far, Kohli has scored 4919 runs with 17 centuries while Tendulkar at the same number of innings had scored 4001 runs with eight tons.At the rate the youngster is scoring centuries currently, Gavaskar said Kohli can break Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds. “Records are meant to be broken. While we know that some of Tendulkar’s records are well nigh impossible to be able to get like 200 Test matches, nor anybody can reach 51 Test hundreds. “But the manner in which Virat is batting, the record for (Tendulkar’s) 49 hundreds looks possible. Now Virat needs 32 more hundreds to go and the number of ODIs Indians play he can do it. This cricketing season itself, Virat can get to 20 or 22 hundreds,” Gavaskar said. In a span of just 15 days in the on-

going seven-match ODI series against Australia, Kohli smashed two of the three fastest hundreds by an Indian to help the home side level the series 2-2. On October 16, he scored the fastest century by an Indian off just 52 balls in the second ODI against Australia before hitting the third fastest ton in 61 balls in the sixth ODI yesterday. Asked if Kohli can take Tendulkar’s place in the Indian team after the senior batsman retires next month, Gavaskar said, “I think Virat has been simply outstanding. If you compare the statistics with what Sachin had achieved after 115 ODI games, you’ll find that Virat is well ahead. I think Sachin took around 80-odd ODIs to get his first hundred.” He said Kohli was fortunate to have played alongside greats such as Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman early in his career. “India is blessed to have somebody of the talent of Virat Kohli coming through. The fact that he has in his emerging years spent a lot of time with the likes of Sachin, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and put that experi-

ence to good use on the field speaks very highly of this young man’s cricketing intelligence. That is the key,” Gavaskar said. “He reads the conditions and situation well, he knows the opposition well and that’s the reason why he is scoring so consistently,” said the former captain. Kohli is the fastest Indian to score 4,000 ODI runs and he needs 81 runs in his next ODI innings to break Vivian Richards’ record of being fastest to 5,000 ODI runs. Gavaskar also said that he agreed with Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s view that the ODI game has now become a boundary hitting contest due to the new rule changes which do not favour the bowlers. “I agree with Dhoni that we don’t want to see this seven hours of bang-bang cricket. This has become an extended version of T20 which is bang-bang from very beginning. But it was expected in T20 but not in 50-over cricket, where you expect bowlers to have something. But if you have pitches like these that’s is not going to happen. The best of the bowlers will get smashed,” he said.

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