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DESPATCH & COURIER SHIV SENA ALIENATES MEDIA IT has never happened in the city's history that any group or union or political party has ever attacked, what is regarded as the sacred hub of Mumbai's journalists, The Mumbai Press Club. But yesterday, the Shiv Sena did it. They attacked the club simply because a Pakistani Sufi band was holding a press conference there. Not even in the fiery days of the eighties when ransacking unions ruled over the city did such a thing occur, no matter how much they were criticised. Neither did it happen when Sena supremo Bal Thackeray lorded over the city, no matter what the provocation.

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esterday was no cabinet day, yet the Chief Minister's Office on the first floor of Mantralaya witnessed an unusual mad scramble from ordinary Mumbaikars making a beeline to the registry applying for 400 sq. ft. flats at an unbelievable price of Rs.54,000 under what was being labelled as the Powai Area Development Scheme. What was a trickle on Monday, turned into a deluge of sorts as the news spread like wildfire with people making photocopies of the forms and submitting them at the Chief Minister's Office. By the end of Tuesday, the Chief Minister's Office was finally forced to issue a clarification terming the scheme as a “fraud” and urging people not to trust it. The CM's Office has now ordered a police probe into the matter.

Accepted in the name of the CM And just when we thought that the Sena had matured and learned that these ransacking violent ways would - except for getting them a few local corporations; get them nowhere within the higher echelons of state or national politics, they proved us wrong. And this is a mistake they will surely regret as they find themselves alienated from the media, that too just before the coming general elections. It’s like shooting oneself in the feet. Even friends of the Sena in the journalist fraternity, and there were many – we use the word 'were' instead of 'are' because most may no longer be friends as they to have felt the sting of the home blow and may no longer stand up in support of the party. That having been said, yesterday’s attack has to be condemned. The press club is open to anyone to hold conferences and express their views. Trespassing and intimidating the media is a backward step. This will not be accepted. — Editor

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Earlier in the day, the mad rush of excited applicants had forced the authorities at the Mail Registry at the Chief Minister's Office to open up additional receiving windows. Sources disclosed that more than 15,000 such forms have been accepted in the last two days. When asked as to why they were accepting the forms, the reply was that the staff has been instructed to accept all mail addressed in the name of the Chief Minister. “There were two sets of forms that were in circulation in the Mantralaya yesterday – one bearing the template of being issued in public interest by some Maharashtra Lokshahi Aghadi and another form bore the template “forwarded for information – Bharip-Bahujan Mahasangh, Maharashtra Lokshahi Aghadi”, states the official statement issued by the CM's Office. The content of both the application forms was almost identical. However, both the forms mentioned that the state Continued on pg 8 «

A woman who manhandles? Nurses strike in protest against superintendent’s ‘misbehaviour’ after she pulls one of them by the arm By Shwetha Kannan

in Vile Parle. The nurses at the hospital accused Dr. Malik of lleged misbehavior by manhandling sister-in-charge Chief Medical Superinten- Preeti Desai on Monday afterdent of BMC-run peripheral noon while she was on her hospitals Dr. Seema Malik, led rounds at the hospital. to the nurses and other staff “She always misbehaves stopping work from 9 am to with the staff here. She uses around 3 pm at the recently Continued on pg 8 « inaugurated Cooper Hospital


02 CITY Shrikant Narayan enters Limca Book of Records Singer sings non-stop for 12 hours in honour of Mohammed Rafi By Sandeep Hattangadi

out any tickets,” He says matter of factly that there n the occasion of Mohammed might have been many Rafi clones Rafi’s 88th birth anniversary, but it was impossible to reach the Shrikant Narayan paid a rich tribute heights of Mohammed Rafi. He to the late iconic singer by percites ‘Duniya ke rakhwale’ forming 101 songs for non-stop and ‘Din dhal jaaye’ and 12 hours at Mumbai’s Rang ‘Suhani raat dhal chuki’ as Sharda auditorium. The event his personal favourites. was called 'Pukarta chala hoon A great future awaits main' and Shrikant Narayan has Shrikant Narayan with recently been awarded Namore of his upcoming origtional Record 2014 by inal albums. A musical Limca Book of Records treat to Thaneiites is for this melodious in the offing on the marathon feat. February 21, 2014 When quizzed at Dr. Kashinath about how he Ghanekar audithought of this toirum, Thane, unique feat, he said: where Shrikant will “Every programme I perform immortal used to do, there were hits of Mohammed murmurs from the audiRafi in We Care’s upence that some songs coming event – Karwere left out and some ishma of Kumars – films and music direcevergreen hits of Dilip tors were left out. So I Kumar and Rajendra thought of this unique Kumar. 'Tu khin aas marathon to satisfy paas hai dost! Moall Rafi fans and that hammed Rafi tu bahut Shrikant Narayan yaad aaya!' too free of cost with-


TODAY Nehru Science Centre is organizing Science Festival-2014: an exhibition of science toys, kits robo-kits and other educational resource materials from February 5 to 9 . The festival will be inaugurated by Shri Arivnd Paranjpye, Director, Nehru Planetarium, at 11 a.m today. Kelkar Education Trust organizes the Vaze-Kelkar Pearl Jubilee Year. K. Sankaranarayanan, Governor & University Chancellor, Maharashtra State will inaugurate the science exhibition., Launch of ‘Quality and Excellence in Higher Education’ a book written by Kelkar Trust’s Secretary Dr. M.R.Kurup. There will also be the G.D. KelkarR.A.Kulkarni Memorial Lecture by Prof. R.K. Shevgaonkar, Director, IIT- Delhi on Technology in Higher Education. Venue: V G Vaze College, Mulund at 11.30 a.m. Mayank Book Centre: An exhibition of English, Marathi and Hindi books on different subjects like Children Books, Encyclopedia, Management, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Architecture, Classics, Cooking, Gardening, Astrology, Novels, Behind White House, Upon Metro Bridge, S V Road at 10.30 a.m. National Centre Performing Arts (NCPA): Mumbai International Film Festival 2014, Documentary, Short and Animation films, Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, 10 a.m. ART AND EXHIBITION Nehru Centre AC Gallery: Exhibition of

paintings by Anand Mahajani, Nehru Centre, Worli, till Feb 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nehru Centre Circular Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Sunil Pawle, Nehru Centre, Worli, till Feb 10, 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. Pradarshak Art Gallery: Rang De by Reha Shishodia, 100 Kalpana Bldg, 12th Road, Khar, till Feb 14, 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. The Viewing Room : `They Are Us: An Emphatic Response’, curated by Jasmine Shah Verma, exhibiting works by 6 contemporary artists including Prajakta Palav, Sharmi Chowdhury, Akash Choyal, The Viewing Room, Elysium Mansion, Walton Road, Colaba Causeway, till Feb 8, 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. Gallery Art & Soul – presents Vikram Bawa 2014 Calendar exhibition of images 'Bringing Dusky Back', Gallery Art & Soul, 1 Madhuli, Shivsagar Estate, Worli, till Feb 6, 10 a.m. To 7.30 p.m.

Dancin’ cowboys in Mumbai

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ountry music duo, The Bellamy Brothers, Howard and David, are the first ever country band to make it to Indian shores, and also first ever to tour on the sub-continent. Best known for their 1970s and 1980s country hits like Old Hippie, I Need More Of You and If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me,) the duo are happy to be in familiar surroundings. “Back home in Florida we have a similar weather to what you have in India. Our summers are almost the same. But what we like most is the Indian food. We are foodies and love eating Indian food,” says Howard, while David chips in saying that chicken tikka masala is his favorite. Seated in a city hotel lobby he adds “We have grown up eating Indian food and I can’t remember how long we have been doing it. It’s been a long time. It’s spicy but we love it.” Their connection with Indian music began when they were young. “As teenagers we have tuned into Ravi Shankar and have seen many Bollywood movies too and so yeah, we have a great Indian connection. Bollywood movies are very different from Hollywood movies, in that Bollywood uses different formulas. It’s also nice to watch movies from different countries. In fact there’s a Bollywood award ceremony happening in about 30 miles from our town and yeah I hope to be there,” says David.

Bellamy Brothers - Howard and David. “I probably discovered Indian music through the Beatles,” says Howard, adding that they have used the sitar in their music.“My son plays a little of the sitar and actually he has a real sitar and an electric sitar. In fact, we used a little of his work on our recordings. We had done a gospel album and we used the sitar on a song Grandma’s God. The song is interesting because it’s about western religion and usual eastern instruments,” laughs David. In aid of Kripa Foundation, the Bellamy Brothers have always wanted to come to India, but just could not make it. The duo have together written

MU decides on 75:25 By Yatin Ingle

called upon a review committee for reviewing the marking system. ven while there have been is- Prior to this students had to appear sues about the credit based for 60 marks external exam and 40 grading system (CBGS) of 60:40 marks internals exams, whereas marking scheme, the varsity has fi- now as per the new marking nally declared the new marking scheme, students will have to write scheme of 75:25. After the imple- a 75 marks external examination mentation of 60:40 marking and 25 marks internal exams. scheme completed a year, yesterAs the varsity has implemented day the Mumbai University (MU) the 60:40 marking scheme, there


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countless worldwide hits, crossed the globe like their music has crossed genres, and brought reggae to the Grand Ole Opry. The duo’s most famous number Let Your Love Flow was ranked number 1 on the 1976 Billboard Hot 100. Fans would be happy to know that the Brothers are releasing their 40th album this year. The duo has five other members who play with them on the road and on their albums, since the last 30 years. For music lovers who would’ve attended the live concert at Willingdon Gymkhana in Santacruz last night, having the Bellamy Brothers performing live would’ve been a dream come true. had been protests and agitations against this rule by the university teacher and professors. The ADC, when spoke to Dr Naresh Chandra, Pro Vice Chancellor, Mu, who said “ The review committee along with academic council and ad-hocs of departments have accepted and finalized the new 75:25 marking scheme. The reports of the new marking scheme will be forwarded to the Management Council members and after their acceptance this rule will be implemented in the curriculum”.

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VASTU TIP OF THE DAY One having a business related to alcohol, casinos, iron, oil or rubber can choose a house facing south. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

Visitors enjoying a ‘photo opportunity’ at the Kala Ghoda Festival, yesterday.

He was never so eager to go to the office! Nowadays, he happily travels by Monorail instead of the local trains.

A picture perfect memory

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Two weeks ago, dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo released his much awaited calendar at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery in the state museum. To the delight of his fans, this year it is a pictorial record of his remarkable travels in Latin America late last year as he and his troupe danced at the uber prestigious Festival of Cervantino in Guanajuato, before moving on to other cities. Ritam Banerjee took the pictures.

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04 THANKSGIVING Thank you St. Jude for the favour granted. O Holy St. Jude Apostle & Martyr great in virtue & rich in miracles near kinsman of Jesus Christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I hae recourse from the depth of my heart & humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance help me in my present urgent petition in return I promise to make your name known & cause you to be invoked. Say Our father three Hail Mary & three glory be’s St. Jude pray for us & all who invoke your aid. Amen. Sonal Patel C-29802 A million thanks to Jesus Christ, St. Anthony, St. Martha, St. Jude, Mother mary. C-33643 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved, adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Thank you for your blessings. Deepak C-33644


CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from “Hema Mahesh Menghani” to “Rima Haresh Jarkani” as per Affidavit dated 04th February, 2014. C-33671

I have changed my name from “Pooja Gourishankar Chauhan” to “Puja Gourishankar Chauhan” as per Affidavit dated 09th January, 2014. C-33686

I Roopal Ben Rasiklal Shah have changed my name to Rupal Rajesh Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33701

I have changed my name from Irfan Abdul Rashid, to ‘Irfan Abdul Rashid Pawar’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/02/2014. C-33655

I have changed my name from “Bharat Jaypati Bhul” to “Bharat Padam Singh” as per Affidavit dated 17th August, 2013. C-33672

I Rameshchandra Kantilal Kothari have changed my name to Ramesh Kantilal Kothari as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33687

I Komal Shah have changed my name to Unnati Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33702

I have changed my name from Shankarbhai Jivabhai Gami to Shankarbhai Jivabhai Patel as per Affidavit dated: 31 Jan 2014. C-33656 I have changed my name from Jakuben Gami to Jakuben Patel as per Affidavit dated: 31 Jan 2014 C-33657 I have changed my name from Nainaben Maheshkumar Akoliya to Nayna Mukesh Akoliya as per Affidavit dated: 31 Jan 2014 C-33658 I have changed my name from Pareshkumar Gami to Pareshkumar Patel as per Affidavit dated: 31 Jan 2014 C-33659 I have changed my name from Saira Mohammed Iqbal Qureshi to Saira Bano Asrar Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-33660 I have changed my name from Ajit Madhukar Bhosle to Ajit Madhukar Bhosale as per Affidavit No – 048252 dated 29/01/2014. C-33661

I have changed my old name from Jayantilal Mali to new name Jayanti Mali as per Affidavit dated 29/01/2014. C-33646

I have changed my name from Samsur Ali Syed to Shamshul Alam Syed as per deed poll Affidavit. C-33662

I have changed my name from Mrs. Sayrabano, to ‘Mrs. Saira Sarmuddin Shaikh’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/02/2014. C-33648 I have changed my name from Mr. Sarmuddin Abdul Shakur, to ‘Mr. Sarmuddin Abdul Shakur Shaikh’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/02/2014. C-33649 I have changed my name from Mrudula Yerra, to ‘Kiran Mrudula Chennamadhavuni’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 51112) Dated: 05/12/2013. C-33650 I have changed my name from Hamida Chand Khan, to ‘Hamida Ghodke’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/02/2014. C-33651 I have changed my name from Afzal Ali Sha, to ‘Abjal Sha’ as per Affidavit Dated: 03/02/2014. C-33652 I have changed my name from Uzer Ahmed Nisar Ahmed Qureshi, to ‘Uzair Nisar Ahmed Qureshi’ as per Affidavit Dated: 03/02/2014. C-33653


I have changed my name from Mohd Javed Bashir Ahmed, to ‘Javed Bashir Ahmed Sayyed’ as per Affidavit Dated: 03/02/2014. C-33654

I have changed my name from Shweta Jayesh Nair to Shweta Jayesh Thakur as per affidavit dated 3-02-2014. C-33645

I have changed my name from Ameeta Vasant Bhatkal to Amita Hemang Bijurkar as per Affidavit No : 32AA 208238. C-33647

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I have changed my name from Bharat Hiralal Rathod to Muhammed Abdulla Kapadia as per Affidavit. C-33663 I have changed my name from Hiralal Rathod to Abdulla Haji Kapadia as per Affidavit. C-33664 I have changed my name from Mangoo Hiralal Rathod to Ameena Abdulla Kapadia as per Affidavit. C-33665 I have changed my name from Srijith Sivan Anandan Pillai to Srijith Shivan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-33666 I have changed my name from Shenaz Shaikh to Shehnaz Shiakh as per Affidavit. C-33667 I have changed my name from Shabana Mohamed Yunus to Shabana Mohamed Yunus Ansari as per Affidavit. C-33668 I have changed my name from “Narendra Prasad Ramkewal” to “Narendra Ramkewalsharma” as per Affidavit dated 04th February, 2014. C-33669 I have changed my name from “Mr. Abdul Haque S/o Abdul Samad Shaikh ” to “Mr. Abdul Hak S/o Abdul Samad Shaikh” as per Affidavit dated 30th January,2014. C-33670

I have changed my name from “Bhavesh Kumar Joshi” to “Bhavesh Joshi” as per Affidavit dated 04th February, 2014. C-33673 I have changed my name from “Irfan Ali Imtiyaz Ali” to “Irfan Shaikh” as per Affidavit dated 04th February, 2014 C-33674 I have changed my name from “Nitheskumar Jain ” to “Nitesh Jain” as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-33675 I have changed my name from “Niteshkumar Bhavarlal Jain ” to “Nitesh Bhavarlal Jain” as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-33676 I have changed my name from “Nithesh Kumar Jain ” to “Nitesh Jain” as per Affidavit Dated 08th October, 2013. C-33677 I have changed my name from “Anjudevi Jain ” to “Anju Jain ” as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-33678 I have changed my name from “Ashokkumar Bhavarlal Jain ” to “Ashok Bhavarlal Jain ” as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-33679 I have changed my name from “Dimplekumari Amichand Jain” to “Dimple Ashok Jain ” as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-33680 I have changed my name from “Sandeepkumar Omprakash Narang ” to “Sandeep Omprakash Narang” as per Affidavit dated 13th January, 2014. C-33681 I have changed my name from “Aashisakumar Dharmaraj Mishra” to “Aashishkumar Dharmaraj Mishra” as per Affidavit dated 13th January, 2014. C-33682 I have changed my name from “Sushiladevi Mishra” to “Sushila Mishra” as per Affidavit dated 13th January , 2014. C-33683 I have changed my name from “B. Anjudevi Bhwramal” to “Anju Nitesh Jain ” as per Affidavit dated 08th January, 2014. C-33684 I have changed my name from “Rameshchandra Kamdar” to “Ramesh Kamdar” as per Affidavit dated 09th January, 2014. C-33685

I Velmurugan Thulasingam have changed my name to Velmurgan Thulasingam Naker as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33688

I Ms. Malathi Devadiga have changed my name to Mrs. Malati Shridhar Devadiga as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33703

I Neetaben Shashikant Desai have changed my name to Nita Rajesh Parikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33689

I Rushikesh Bipinbhai Pattani have changed my name to Hrishi B. Ghaghada as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33704

I Rajeshkumar Vasantlal Parikh have changed my name to Rajesh Vasantlal Parikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33690

I Mr. Kirtikumar Nilratna Patolawala have changed my name to Mr. Kirti Nilratna Patolawala as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33705

I Mr. Sunil Hajarilal Mahawar have changed my name to Mr. Sunil Hazarilal Mahawar as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33691

I Mrs. Lavina Julie Mendonca have changed my name to Mrs. Lavina Russel Mendonca as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33706

I Mandalia Chetnakumari Jayantilal have changed my name to Chetna Manoj Sarda as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33692 I Albert Stephen Rajan have changed my name to Albert Stephen Rajaratnam as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U-52746 dated : 12/12/13 C-33693 I Priynka Ajay Moradiya have changed my name to Priyanka Ajay Moradiya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33694 I Manjuben Khimjibhai Moradia have changed my name to Manjuben Khimjibhai Moradiya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33695 I Khimjibhai Jerambhai Moradia have changed my name to Khimjibhai Jerambhai Moradiya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33696 I Ajay Khimjibhai Moradia have changed my name to Ajay Khimjibhai Moradiya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33697 I Kumar Siddharth Sawant have changed my name to Siddharth Sawant as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33698 I Chintu Gunvantlal Shah have changed my name to Tejas Gunvantlal Shah as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U-61578 dated: 23/01/14 C-33699 I Vanita Ben Devjibhai Bhagat have changed my name to Vanita Nagindas Rathod as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/02/14 C-33700

I Miss. Jeshmina Mangaldas Shah have changed my name to Mrs. Ketki Kirti Patolawala as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33707 I Mr. Majid have changed my name to Mr. Abdul Majid Dawood Naik as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33708 I Mrs. Khatija have changed my name to Mrs. Khatijabi Abdul Majid Naik as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33709 I Mr. Imran Majid have changed my name to Mr. Imran Abdul Majid Naik as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33710 I Mrs.Vilasben Jaiprakash Shah (MISS. Vilasben Jaychand Shah) have changed my name to Mrs. Vilasben Jayprakash Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33711 I Mr. Jaiprakash Amritlal Shah have changed my name to Mr. Jayprakash Amritlal Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 04/02/14 C-33712 I Genevieve Angelina Lopes have changed my name to Genevieve Lopes as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33713 I Annurudh Umashankar Reddy have changed my name to Anirudh Umashankar Reddy as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33714 I Suryakant Shivalal Gandhi have changed my name to Suryakant Shivlal Gandhi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33715

I Sandeep Raju Mahire have changed my name to Sandeep Shridhar Poojari as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33716 I Raju Mahire have changed my name to Shridhar Vamanna Poojari as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33717 I Valarie Jhony Bayross & Vilankni Jhonnie Bayross have changed my name to Vailankanni Jhony Bayross as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33718 I Jhonnie Bayross have changed my name to Jhony Bayross as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33719 I Shashikant Shankar Handure have changed my name to Sagar Shankar Handure as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33720 I Komala Chandrakant Patil have changed my name to Komal Chandrakant Patil as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33721 I Nutes Chandrakant Patil @ Nutesh Chandrakant Patil have changed my name to Nitesh Chandrakant Patil as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33722 I Narayan Choudhary @ Narayan Udaram Choudhary have changed my name to Narayanlal Udaram Choudhary as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33723 I Nasiruddin have changed my name to Nasiruddin Kazi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33724 I Sangeeta Ashok Solanki have changed my name to Sangita Ashok Solanki as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33725 I Chandbi have changed my name to Chandbi Kazi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33726 I Rabia Khatoon have changed my name to Rabiya Kazi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33727 I Nishita Lakhani have changed my name to Nishita Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33728 I Bharat Lakhani have changed my name to Bharat Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33729 I Neeta Lakhani have changed my name to Neeta Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33730 I Muzafferali Sayyed have changed my name to Muzaffarali Sayyed as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33731 I Sayed Parveen have changed my name to Sayyed Parveen as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33732

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Shiv Sena's attack on the press conference of Pakistani sufi music group at the Press Club invites all round condemnation By Robin Shukla


he dastardly attack by Shiv Sena goons who entered the premises of the Press Club, Mumbai, when the Pakistani sufi rock band - the Mekaal Hasan Band - was holding its press conference yesterday afternoon attracted universal condemnation from across the country. As the press conference was being held to announce the formation of a joint first-ever Indo-Pakistan band with artists from both the countries, Shiv sainiks barged into the Press Club Hall and vandalized posters, banners of the band members and threw furniture around, in a misdirected protest against the joint cultural initiative of the music artistes. In its statement, the Press Club, Mumbai, pointed out that this was the first initiative of its kind and aimed at creating a positive interaction between the musicians of both India and Pakistan, and that instead of welcoming the initiative and thereby strengthening peaceful ties, the Shiv Sena had tried to intimidate

the musicians from both the countries. The statement further asserted that the Press Club upheld the right of the Mekaal Hasan Band to hold a press conference at the club premises and also the right of musicians and artists to conduct their programmes in India

State govt employees to go on strike from Feb 13 Over issues like 5-day week, retirement age, etc By Suyash Padate


tate government offices across the state are likely to come to a standstill from February 13 as 15 lakh state government employees will go on an indefinite strike. The employees' federation and the coordination committee of the government employees' association announced this decision after their talks with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan failed to fulfill their demands. Speaking to reporters, G.D. Kulthe, chief advisor of Maharashtra State Gazetted Officer Federation said, “We had discussions with Chief Minister Chavan and his Deputy Ajit Pawar over the issue for over two hours. Not a single demand of ours has been accepted. So we have no option but to proceed on strike”. “We have been demanding a five-day week for quite sometime. Along with that we have been stressing on various facilities which are present for the central government employees. We also want the retirement age of

state government employees to be increased from the current 58 to 60. The federation first made these demands three to four years ago but till today, no decision has been taken on this. By our estimate, the state government will have to bear an additional burden of just Rs.8 to 10 core per month if our demands are to be implemented”, he added. “The employees are ready to work for an additional 40 minutes every day in order to compensate for the loss of working hours with a fiveday week. Other demands of education allowance, transport allowance and child care leave for women should also be met”, he pointed out. Meanwhile, Chavan has clarified that the government is sympathetically considering the demands of its employees. He also appealed them against proceeding on strike. During the meeting with the employees, both Chavan and Pawar patiently heard the leaders of the employees. However, the meeting ended without any concrete conclusion.

peacefully. Gurbir Singh, senior journalist and president of The Press Club, Mumbai, said, “We call upon the police to take severe action against those who were arrested for trespassing into the club.” Expressing solidarity, The Press Club, Kolkata, in its state-

ment indicated that any such act committed by an individual, a group or a political party undermines and frustrates the efforts of both the countries to forge links with each other and to build up a strong and lasting relationship. This is not only detrimental to the peace-loving

citizens of both the countries but also reflects poorly on the culture that is being espoused by some to spread hatred. 'Press Club Kolkata severely condemns the incident and calls for a stop to such unwanted militant behavior. The incident is also disturbing since it took place inside the prestigious Mumbai Press Club, home to hundreds of journalists, thus showing that the attackers had scant regard for the media too. Press Club, Kolkata demands that the culprits are brought to book at the earliest.' From Delhi, The Press Club of India, in its statement said it strongly condemned the violence unleashed by Shiv Sena activists. 'What has happened is not only an attack on the freedom of expression, but also on the freedom of the Press. Their action has damaged the fair name of India as a country where democratic freedoms are exercised without fear or intimidation from the state or other agencies. Strong action should be taken against the Shiv Sena activists.'

An 18 per cent rise likely in BMC budget By Khushboo Panjabi


MC’s annual budget for FY 20142015 will be presented today in the standing committee meeting, without standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale chairing it. The budget is likely to see an approximate rise of around 18 per cent. Last year the BMC had a Rs. 27,578 crore budget and may thus be around Rs.32,565 crore this year. This fiscal, the civic body has planned to take up various minor and major projects and expects to complete them in the next five to ten years. Some of

them are: Construction of roads and bridges including new concrete roads (Rs.5,441 cr); Coastal roads (Rs.5,600 cr), trenches-free laying of duct lines (Rs.9,000 cr); improving storm water drain network based on modified BRIMSTOWARD (Rs.3,927 cr); constructing storm water drains pumping stations in the next 10 years (Rs.3,927 cr), improving solid waste management (Rs.1,617 cr); improving health sector facilities (Rs.2,340 cr) for the betterment of the education sector (Rs.2,126 cr) for the next 10 years, so as to reduce the response time to attend emergency calls

and expand fire services (Rs.2,514 cr), improving water supply system and creating new resources by building dams and becoming part of the national river link project (Rs.27,914 cr); and upgrading sewerage disposal system (Rs.11,134 cr) wherein the total plan of water and sewerage is to the tune of Rs.39,048 cr. All these projects were presented by the Mayor last week in the 14th Finance Commission meet as he had said, “The total capital requirement for MCGM is to the tune of Rs.71,613 crore for the next 10 years”.

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06 CHANGE OF NAME I Sayed Muzaffar Ali have changed my name to Sayyed Muzaffarali as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33733 I Umesh Kumar have changed my name to Umesh Kumar Verma as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33734 I Neelam Umesh Kumar have changed my name to Neelam Umesh Kumar Verma as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33735 I Shaikh Mazhar Aktar Khan @ Shoikh Mazhar Aktar Khan have changed my name to Mazhar Akhtar Khan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33736 I Aktarkhan Shaikh @ Aktarkhan Shoikh @ Aktarkhan have changed my name to Akhtar Khan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33737 I Ayesha Begum Aktarkhan Shaikh @ Ayesha Begum Aktarkhan Shoikh @ Ayesha Begum Aktarkhan have changed my name to Ayesha Begum Akhtar Khan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33738 I Deepak Krishna @ Deepak have changed my name to Deepak Krishna Jidi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33739 I Shyama Krishna @ Shyama have changed my name to Shyama Krishna Jidi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33740 I Mohamed Vaes @ Mohammed Vias Shaikh have changed my name to Mohammed Vaishya Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33741 I have changed my name from Shantilal Harjibhai Goti to Shanti Harjibhai Goti as per Affidavit C-33742 I have changed my name from Wanndr Ramnayak Shukla to Varindranath Shukla as per Affidavit C-33743 I have changed my name from Abdul Kader Goval to Abdul Qadar Goval as per Affidavit dated 03.01.2014 C-33744 I have changed my name from Manakchand Madanlal to Manakchand Madanlal Soni as per Affidavit C-33745 I have changed my name from Arvind Bhandari to Arvind Singh Bhandari as per Affidavit C-33746 I have changed my name from Mohd Avej Mohd Shafik Bashir to Mohammed Owez Mohammedshafi Bashey as per Affidavit C-33747 I have changed my name from Mohd Shafik Mohd Yunus Bashir to Mohammed Shafi Mohammed Yunus Bashey as per Affidavit C-33748

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Anthony Joseph Agnelo Aranjo to Anthony John Aranjo as per Gazette No- U-35174 C-33749

I have changed my name from Shabnam Parveen Mehmood Ahmed to Shaikh Shabnam Nishad Ahmed as per Affidavit C-33766

I have changed my name from Iyer Ramakrishnan Shankar to Iyer Shankar Ramakrishnan as per Affidavit C-33750

I have changed my name from Zarina Arshad to Zareen Arshad Khan as per Affidavit C-33767

I have changed my name from Harish Kumar Sheena Kunder to Harish Sheena Kunder as per Affidavit C-33751 I have changed my name from Ashadevi to Asha Goverdhan Kanojiya as per Affidavit C-33752 I have changed my name from Max Rodrigues to Maxruben Rodrigues as per Affidavit C-33753 I have changed my name from Felixugo Rodrigues to Felix Rodrigues as per Affidavit C-33754 I have change my name from Narayan Rajaiah Pollampalli to Narayan Rajaiah Polampalli as per Affidavit C-33755 I have change my name from Pushpalata Narayan Pollampalli to Pushpalata Narayan Polampalli as per Affidavit C-33756 I have change my name from Narayan Rajaiah Polampalu to Narayan Rajaiah Polampalli as per Affidavit C-33757 I have changed my name from Salim Mohmed Yakub Kureshi to Mohd Salim Mohmed Yakub Qureshi as per Affidavit C-33758

I have changed my name from Mohammad Arshad Mahibullah to Mohammad Arshad Mahibullah Khan as per Affidavit C-33768 I Nancy Raman have changed my daughters name from Raunak Mehta to Raunak Raman as per Affidavit C-33769 I have changed my name from Anita Dilip Parab to Violet Gabriel Anthony as per Affidavit C-33770 I have changed my name from Hina Salim Shaikh to Hina Kausar Salim Shaikh as per Affidavit C-33771 I have changed my name from Andersyn Hans Dsouza to Andersyn Dsouza as per Affidavit C-33772 I have changed my name from Haidar Abbas Sayyad to Haider Abbas Sayed as per Affidavit C-33773 I have changed my name from Bharat Maheshchandra Sharda to Bharat Maheshchand Sharda as per Affidavit C-33774 I have changed my name from Santosh Damodar Limbole to Santosh Damodar Nimbalkar as per Affidavit C-33775

I have changed my name from Rukhasar Mohd Salim Qureshi to Rukhsar Mohammed Salim Qureshi as per Affidavit C-33759

I have changed my name from Munirakhatun Mohmed Zubeir to Munirakhatun Mamodosafi as per Affidavit C-33776

I have changed my name from Tanwar Mohammed Salim Haji Sattar to Tanwar Salim Haji Sattar as per Affidavit C-33760

I have changed my name from Mohammad Khadim Ali to Mohammed Khadim Shaikh as per Affidavit C-33777

I have changed my name from Tanwar Mohammed Salim Abdul Sattar to Tanwar Salim Abdul Sattar as per Affidavit C-33761

I have changed my name from Mohamed Rafiq Shaikh Ibrahim Shaikh Ismail to Mohamed Rafiq Ibrahim Shaikh as per Affidavit C-33778

We, Mr. Ahmed Fakir Mohammed and Mrs. Hanifa Ahmed have changed our child’s name from Shabnam Ahmad to Pinjari Shabnam Ahmad as per Affidavit C-33762 We, Mr. Ahmad Fakir Mohammed and Mrs. Hanifa Ahmad have changed our child’s name from Saira Ahmad to Pinjari Saira Ahmad as per Affidavit C-33763

I have changed name from Pravinkumar Shankarlal Goyal to Pravin Shankarlal Goyal as per Affidavit C-33779 I have changed my name from Santoshkumar Sakharam Tayade to santosh Sakharam Tayade as per Affidavit C-33780

I have changed my name from Rubina Ahmed to Pinjari Rubina Ahmed as per Affidavit C-33764

We have changed our minor child name from Rashmi Dhanji Patel to Rashmi Dhanji Saraiya as per Affidavit C-33781

I have changed my name from Parveen Bano Siddique Ahmed Shah to Parveen Aijaz Shah as per Affidavit C-33765

I have changed my name from Dhanji Ganesh Patel to Dhanji Ganesh Saraiya as per Affidavit C-33782

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 I have changed my Name from Saket Kumar to Saket Kumar Dwivedy as per Affidavit C-33783 I have changed my name from Lataben Chandrakant Sanghvi to Lata Chandrakant Sanghvi as per Affidavit C-33784 I have changed name from Jitendra Kumar Keshavji Mehta to Jitendra Keshavji Mehta as per Affidavit C-33785 I have changed my name from Prafulla Jitendra Kumar Mehta to Prafulla Jitendra Mehta as per Affidavit C-33786 I have changed my name from jivaram Deeparam Dewasi to Jeevaram Deeparam Dewasi as per Affidavit C-33787 I have changed name from bharat Rajendra Verma to Bharat Rajendra Varma as per Affidavit C-33788 I have changed my name from Jagannath Tukaram Mashal to Jagdish Tukaram Mashalkar as per Affidavit C-33789 I have changed my name from Miss. Asmitabahen Kasambhai Momin to Mrs. Asmita Irfan Sunesara as per Affidavit. C-33790 I have changed my name from Jamil Sayyed to Jamil Bahibare as per Affidavit. C-33791 I have changed my name from Ibne Furkan Ab Khan to Furquan Ullah Khan as per Affidavit. C-33792 I have changed my name from Pargat Singh to Pragat Singh Bhatti as per Affidavit. C-33793 I have changed my name from Parimal Alias Chinmay Gokhale to Sangram Gokhale as per Affidavit. C-33794 I have changed my name from Atulkumar Vasantlal Mehta to Atul Vasantlal Mehta new name as per Affidavit C-33795 I have changed my name from Dinesh Bhagwanji Pithidia to Dinesh Bhagwanji Pithadia as per Affidavit C-33796 I have changed my name from Neetaben Thakarshi Darji to Neeta Vikas Pithadia as per Affidavit C-33797 I have changed my name from Neetaben Vikasbhai Pithadia to Neeta Vikas Pithadia as per Affidavit C-33798

I have changed my name from Mrs. Ponnamma to Mrs Rosamma Kunjumon as per Affidavit. C-33801

I have changed my name from Kamlesh Premchand Aathwani to Kamlesh Premchand Athwani as per Affidavit. C-33819

I have changed my name from M Husen Sharfuddin Kungale to Mohammed Hussain Sharfuddin Kungle as per Affidavit. C-33802

I have changed my name from Mohamad Hasanmiya Mukri to Mohammad Hayat Mukri as per Affidavit. C-33820

I have changed my name from Mohd Samir Mohd Haneef Ansari to Mohd Samir Mohd Hanif Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-33803 I have changed my name from Hina Mohd Hanif Ansari to Heena Mohd Hanif Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-33804 I have changed my name from Mohd Yasin Rizwan Momin to Mohammad Yasin Rizwan Ansari as per Affidavit. C-33805 I have changed my name from Mohd Rafee Rizwan Momin to Mohammed Rafee Rizwan Ansar as per Affidavit. C-33806 I have changed my name from Wadhwa Soni to Wadhwa Deepa as per Affidavit. C-33807

I have changed my name from Miraben Ajay Mangela to Miraben Calidas as per Affidavit. C-33821 I have changed my name from Arvind Kumar Athnere to Arvind Athnere as per Affidavit. C-33822 I have changed my name from Nitinkumar Dharamshi to Nitin Dharamshi as per Afdt dated on: 03/02/2014 C-33823 I have changed my name from Kartikkumar Chandrakant Mota to Kartik Chandrakant Motta as per Afdt dated on: 03/02/2014. C-33824 I have changed my name from Srinivasan to Srinivasan Ranganathan Iyengar as per Afdt dated on: 04/02/2014 C-33825 I have changed my name from Manorama Govind Hegaden to Manorama Brijmohan Malan as per Affidavit. C-33826

I have changed my name from Wadhwa Karan Ganshyam to Wadhwa Karan Ghanshamdas as per Affidavit. C-33808

I have changed my name from Khan Aasif Abdul Rehman to Khan Asif Abdul Rehman as per Affidavit. C-33827

I have changed my name from Ugham Jagdishsingh to Dhabai Ugam Jagdishsingh as per Affidavit. C-33809

I have changed my name from Jhindu Ram Maidhan to Jhanduram Maidhan Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-33828

I have changed my name from Jagdishsingh Ghisusingh to Dhabai Jagdishsingh Ghisusingh as per Affidavit. C-33810

I have changed my name from Mohamed Mustafa Mohamed Kadir Shaikh to Mustafa Kadir Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-33829

I have changed my name from Laxmansingh Jagdishsingh to Dhabai Laxmansingh Jagdishsingh as per Affidavit. C-33811 I have changed my name from Sureshkumar Ramdular to Jaiswar Sureshkumar Ramdular as per Affidavit. C-33812 I have changed my name from Gani Patni to Abdulgani Patni as per Affidavit. C-33813 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammed Jabid Qureshi to Mr.Jabid Qureshi as per Affidavit dated 04/02/2014 C-33814 I have changed my name from Mrs.Shenaz Bano Jabid Qureshi to Mrs.Shenaz Jabid Qureshi as per Affidavit dated 04/02/2014 C-33815 I have changed my name from Nandlal Ram Motiram to Nandlal Motilal Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-33816

I have changed my name from Vikasbhai Dineshbhai Pithadia to Vikas Dinesh Pithadia as per Affidavit C-33799

I have changed my name from Nandkumar Ganpatsheth Bhopatrao to Nandkumar Ganpat Bhopatrao as per Affidavit. C-33817

I have changed my name from Radhey Shyam Laltaprasad Dubey to Shyam Kumar Laltaprasad Dubey as per Affidavit. C-33800

I have changed my name from Chandir Kauromal Chabaria to Chander Kauromal Chhabria as per Affidavit. C-33818

I have changed my name from Shri Mohanlal Ganeshlal Pamecha to Mohanlal Ganeshlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-33830 I have changed my name from Ganeshlal Pamecha to Ganeshlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-33831 I have changed my name from Peter Shetty to Peter Sethi as per Affidavit. C-33832 I have changed my name from Veena Shetty to Veena Sethi as per Affidavit. C-33833 I have changed my name from Dhani Narayan Patel to Dharmishtha Narayan Patel as per Affidavit. C-33834 I have changed my name from Jayeshkumar Chimanlal Shah to Jayesh Chimanlal Shah as per Affidavit. C-33835 I have changed my name from Upendra Kumar Pandey to Upendra Pandey as per Affidavit. C-33836 I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar Kishormal Jain to Vinod Kishormal Jain as per Govt. of Mah. Gazette No. U 62489 C-33837 I have changed my name from Ravindra Vasudeo Rishi to Ravinder Vasudeo Rishi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-33838

Three dead, nine injured Third accused in Kalina in cylinder blast in Nerul shootout case nabbed

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Pics: Sumesh Rajan


Citizens doing their best to assist the fire brigade persionnel.


hree persons, including two men and a woman, were killed as nine others were injured in a powerful gas cylinder blast in Nerul’s sector 16 on Monday night. Nerul police informed that at around 10:15 pm, a gas cylinder in this flat of the three-storeyed Pancharatna Society exploded. The blast took place when all the seven members of the family were at home and Sangeeta Suresh Deokar (53) was cooking in the kitchen. The society members, who were taking a stroll in the society premises, heard the noise of this explosion and started running when the


Fire Brigade personnel using ladders to reach and fight the fire.

A damaged house.

By Khushboo Panjabi

By Zuber Ansari

wall of the flat fell on them leading to the death of one, identified as Tukaram Varka Dighe (51) and injuring the rest. The victims were rushed to the Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital, where one was declared dead on arrival. Vatsala Joshi, a 66year-old lady, and nine others have sustained serious injuries and their limbs are severed, police said. The blast shook the area and panicked residents started running. The two fire brigades from Vashi along with the Nerul police reached the spot in no time. The fire was controlled in an hour and the police are investigating the matter.

66-year-old Vatsala Joshi, one of the victims at D.Y. Patil Hospital.

Notorious goon hacked to death

he Vakola Police station detection staff has nabbed the wanted accused in the Kalina shootout case from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Kurla terminus) early morning on Tuesday when he was in about to board a north-bound train. Accused Nasir Arshad Khan (20) who has played a vital role in the shootout case fled to his native place, Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh after the incident. He brought the weapon which was used to kill Ramchandra Pal who died in hospital after recuperating for almost three days. According to Senior Police Inspector from Vakola Police station Vinayak Mulay, on

Malad where he took around Rs.2,000 from his relatives and fled to Azamgarh. Police sources revealed that after spending two days with his friends in Azamgarh, he again returned to Mumbai and on Tuesday he again went to LTT to board the north-bound but was nabbed. In his confession he revealed that the whole plan was drawn up by his uncle Izhar and that he had not given the gun to uncle. He Nasir Khan said he had only witnessed the incident the day of incident he was SPI Mulay further said present along with his uncle that while the interrogation Izhar Khan who shot Ram- of the accused is going on, charda , but he managed to he is not cooperating. He flee from the spot. He will be produced before the reached Santacruz railway court on Wednesday for furstation and got down in ther remand

Couple who robbed Bhayandar jeweller, held from Jalna The two gave shop owner and his servant with sedative-laced ‘prasad’ after pretending to perform rituals for his prosperity

By Suresh Golani.


40-year-old notorious goon was hacked to death allegedly over past enmity in the Shirdi Nagar area of Nallasopara (east) late on Monday night. A resident of

Anuradha and Satyaprakash Kalwani in the custody of the Navghar police.

By Suresh Golani

L Killed over enmity, Ravi Solanki.

Free Multi Diagnostic medical camp was organised by Lions Club of Prarthana Samaj at Swastic League In this camp, Detection of Diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy. Asthma, Osteoporosis, ECG, Hypertension, Hemoglobin, BMI Skin & Hair acidity, constipation & Eye check-up was carried out with distribution of spectacles & medicines. Seen in the picture - MLA Shri Mangalprabhat Lodha, Dr. Mukund Aparajit, Rosemary & Thyme International, Lion Prasad Panvelkar, President Lions Club of Prarthana Samaj along with other Lions member.


Chandresh Hill building, Ravi Solanki (40) alias Papa alias Danny was infamous for his notoriety in the region. His body with head slashed was found dumped near the local rickshaw stand early on Tuesday morning. Besides attempt to murder, theft, dacoity and other serious offences registered against him at local police stations in Thane and Mumbai, Papa was openly involved in extortion activities in the region. A case under section 302 of the IPC has been registered against unidentified assailants. The Nallasopara Police is investigating the case.

ess than 48 hours after a jeweller from Bhayandar was robbed of his gold ornaments worth lakhs, the Navghar police have arrested a couple from Jalna on Tuesday morning. The accused couple identified as Anuradha Kalwani (25) alias Anu Batra and Satyaprakash Changamal Kalwani (24) are residents of Golden Eagle Towers in Bhayandar. According to the police, the crime was reported from the recently inaugurated Mangal-Murti Jewellers located in the Golden Nest area of Bhayandar (E) on Sunday. Anuradha, who was known to the shop-owner, Lokesh Anraj Joshi, under the pretext of bringing prosperity offered to perform a ritual at his shop. Following Joshi’s assertion, the woman arrived at about 11 am and after carrying out some rituals, offered sweetmeats and

a liquid substance laced with sedatives claiming it to be ‘Holy Prasad’. After consuming the ‘prasad’, Joshi and his employee Vikram Singh, fell unconscious, following which the conwoman and her husband Satyaprakash escaped with all the gold ornaments and data storage set of the CCTV cameras installed in the shop. A police team comprising police personnel Vithal Patil, Sanjay Shinde and Jyotish Kothari immediately swung into action and with the help of their informer network and technical surveillance managed to nab the couple from Jalna. “While the woman claims to be working as a commission agent with a Nallasopara-based builder, her husband is a call-center employee. After committing the crime the couple had immediately fled to Jalna in a luxury bus”, said Deputy SP (Mira Bhayandar) Prashant Joshi.

Even as the shop owner ascertained Rs.2.37 lakh as the value of the stolen booty, the police have recovered gold ornaments worth Rs.15 lakh from the possession of the accused. “The couple had apparently set a honey trap to lure their target as it is now clear that Anuradha was constantly in touch with the shop owner on a social messaging service”, revealed Senior Police Inspector Dinkar Pingle. A case under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison etc.) and 380 (Theft) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered, but the police are contemplating to invoke sections of the Anti-Black Magic and Superstition Ordinance Act, 2013 in this context. The accused will be produced before the District Sessions Court, Thane on Wednesday. Further investigations are being carried out by Assistant Police Inspector Raju Mane.


State govt. school teachers transferred outside city

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The “C” Form issued by Yash Printers to Essen Polymers Pvt. Ltd., (Rajkot) has been lost in transit through Maruti Courier details of form are as follows: “C” Form No. 480523 dated 11/08/2012 Rs. 2019370/- NAL- GEN - B - 003. Any person finding the same is requested to return it to Yash Printers, Gala No. 11 , S o l i t a i r e B u i l d i n g , Tirupati Industrial Estate, Vasai (East), Thane.

By Yatin Ingle

under-performing and upon closure of such schools, the students and the teaching, nonhile the state education department teaching staff should be transferred to had declared tranfer of students schools in the neighborhood.” from the government schools to the Though the BMC schools are able to acnearby Brihanmumbai Municipal Corpora- commodate the students, there is a no place tion (BMC) schools, it has become a major for the state government teachers as the corissue for the teachers. As the decision was to poration already has the required number of accommodate the students and teachers teachers. Having no option left, these teachfrom state government schools having a ratio ers are being transferred to different cities which is not as per the rules, students are and rural areas of the state. been allocated to nearby civic schools but A teacher from a state government school there are no vacancies or allotments for who has now been shifted as per the state teachers in the BMC schools. Thus govern- government rules, says “We have been transment teachers are being transferred and al- ferred to various cities and rural areas. We will lotted schools in distant cities and rural areas. have to travel to distant cities to teach everyAccording to the GR, “By virtue of the 2009 day. Some of us will have to travel for hours Act, all those schools established prior to the from one city to another to reach the commencement of the Act are obliged to ful- schools.” The state government currently fill the norms and standards specified under runs around 1,185 schools (primary and secSections 25, 26 and schedule of the Act. The ondary) with around 4.5 lakh students and state is also expected to first weed out those around 10,000 teachers, whereas the BMC schools which are non-performing or has six lakh students with 18,000 teachers.


Flats for `54,000

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government, in 1986 had, with noble intentions of providing cheap affordable housing to poor people, announced the Powai Area Development Scheme. Under this scheme, the government had allocated 230 acre plot of land at a nominal rate of 40 paise per acre to Hiranandani Builders. Under the supposed scheme, flats admeasuring 400 sq. ft. and valued at Rs.54,000 were to be built. The application then carried an undertaking by the applicant that he was a poor citizen and had no place to live in Mumbai and that he was agreeing to the scheme and was willing to pay Rs.54,000 for the same. That was not all, the punchline read, “Hence I request that I be allotted a flat under the scheme and I hope that I shall be able to experience the saying 'Congress Ka Hath, Aam Aadmi Ke Sath'” While the second applica-

tion form bearing the stamp of Bharip-Bahujan Mahasangh dated February 5, 2014 states that the scheme was announced in 1987, it states that 3,000 flats were supposed to have been allocated to the economically weaker sections of the society. All that the applicant has to do in the single page form, addressed in the name of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, is to fill up his name, contact number, address, total number of family members, total number of earning members of the family and approximate annual income of the family. The other application form circulated in the name of Maharashtra Lokshahi Aghadi requires one to just pen his or her signature, name, date and address, and that is all. The clarification by the CM's office, which came later, said that no such scheme was in vogue. It further states that the form is totally bogus.

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e-TENDER NOTICE Assistant Commissioner, K/West Ward invites e-Tenders from the experienced contractors for carrying out following works in Municipal K/West Ward area. Running Pay & Park Scheme at Rasraj Nalla Road between R.G. Gadkari Marg & Vaikuntlal Mehta Marg (Cost of tender Rs. 500/- inclusive of 5% VAT i.e. Rs. 525/- & EMD Rs. 627594/-). The tenders are required to be submitted in prescribed format. The details of work, terms and conditions etc. are available on MCGM website upto 10-02-2014. The contractor should submit their Tenders upto 1.00 p.m. on 11-02-2014 on the abovesaid website. Sd/Assistant Commissioner, K/West PRO/1460/ADV/2014 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

A woman who manhandles? Continued from pg 1 « abusive language and humiliates the staff. This is not the first time that we are being subjected to bad behavior from her,” said a staff member from the Cooper Hospital. The already disgruntled staff felt that it had had enough on Monday when Dr. Malik manhandled nurse Desai for no reason at all. “Dr. Malik had come for her rounds to the hospital when she asked us about a few rooms that were locked. Preeti replied that she did not know about any locked rooms. To this, Dr. Malik took Preeti by her arm and pulled her roughly saying that she will now be shown which rooms are locked and this irked us. We decided that on Tuesday none of the nurses will work until Dr. Malik apologises for her behaviour,” said a nurse who has been working at Cooper Hospital. Desai confirmed this incident and said, “Dr. Malik asked me about some locked rooms and when I asked her which rooms she was talking about, she took me by my arms and forcefully pulled me. She could have spoken to me in an appropriate manner and made me understand the issue. But she never does that. She always keeps scolding the staff. We always follow her instructions and never object to whatever she says but she should also speak in the right manner”. Work was at a standstill at the hospital for almost six hours till Dr. Malik came to Cooper Hospital and apologised to the nurses.Despite making repeated attempts, Dr. Malik did not receive our calls and remained unavailable for comment.

SUV runs over auto driver, kills him on the spot

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The Fortuna driver, who went on his own and surrendered to police, was trying to avoid hitting another auto coming from the opposite direction By Zuber Ansari


The SUV with its mangled front in the compound of the Santacruz police station.

n auto driver was killed on the spot after a car (Fortuna) ran over him on Monday at around 11:45 pm opposite Punjab National Bank, Link Road, Santacruz (W). Hiralal Chandrika Prasad Verma, 44, was a resident of Santacruz, Gazdar Baan and was standing outside his auto waiting for passengers. Adil Ali Md. Duberia, 22, driving the Fortuna, hit the auto driver while preventing his car from hitting another auto coming from the opposite direction. Duberia is arrested by the Santacruz Police. He is a student and a son of a businessman. A resident of Carter Road, Bandra, Duberia had

‘Give us Metro, Mono too’

left home at 11:30 pm and was driving towards Juhu, officials informed. The accused informed, “While I was driving from my house towards Juhu, there was another auto coming from Sarasvati Lane. To give the auto driver way, I switched on the dipper of my car so that the auto driver could see the car was going in which direction”. The auto took a sharp right and escaped the spot. In order to save his car and not collide with the stationary auto, he took a right turn but failed to control the car and dashed Verma. An eye-witness of the incident, a nearby cobbler, said, “Verma was a good man and completely innocent”.

The accused called his friend from the spot and informed him about the incident. He asked his friend to help him take Verma to the hospital. They took him to the nearby Bhabha Hospital but Verma was declared dead by the doctors in the hospital. Duberia went to the Santacuz Police Station and informed the police about the incident and was held in police custody. Senior Police Inspector from Santacruz Police station Arun Chauhan said, “We have arrested the boy under section 279 and 304 (A) of IPC. The boy was not drunk while he was driving and all his papers are also in place including licence. He was produced before the court and sent to judicial custody”.


Thane MLAs will occupy Mumbai’s monorail coaches in protest if there is no plan initiated for such services in their own city By Kaptan Mali


fter Mumbai received its first long awaited Mono Rail on February 1, the local MLAs in Thane have threatened to stage a protest in Mumbai’s monorail Mono Rail soon if their demand to provide metro and monorail service to Thane is not fulfilled. The MLAs are alleging that there is a plan of metro and mono in other cities like Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pimpri Chinchwad etc. then why is Thane being given a step-motherly treatment? The MLAs are waiting for the upcoming state assembly session and if their demands are not met in the session they will protest in the monorail. Recently, in a meeting held at Airoli grounds, the deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar spoke about the possibilities of metro and monorail in Thane and surrounding areas, however Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan was mum on the issue. Pratap Sarnaik, Shiv Sena MLA from Thane has written a letter to the state chief minister and MMRDA chief U.P.S. Madan demanding announcement of metro and monorail in Thane. He demanded that the existing mono from Chembur should be connected to Thane and further it should go till Badlapur and the Versova Ghatkopar metro should be extended till Kasarvadavli via Thane and from Kasarvadavali, a monorail should be run via Bhiwandi till Kalyan.

According to Sarnaik, earlier a project of Rs.7,353 crore was declared by the state government during a recent budget session by the CM during a call of attention motion in the assembly. The CM had also informed that the proposal will be sent to the central government for approval. He had also informed the house that 50 per cent of the funds will be arranged from the financial institutions and 20, 20 and 10 per cent will be funded by the central, state government and civic bodies respectively but nothing has been done yet in this regard. “If the government doesn’t announce mono and metro projects in Thane in the upcoming assembly session, we will sit in the monorail in Mumbai and protest. I am also getting other MLAs’ support for this protest,” Sarnaik added.

Probe ordered into Salem’s train wedding A

TADA court today di- custody, can marry on a train rected the Thane Police without the permission of the Commissioner to conduct an court,” prosecutor Deepak inquiry after a media report Salvi told PTI. claimed gangster Abu Salem, Special Judge G A Sanap’s an accused in 1993 Mumbai directive came after he took serial blasts, had married on suo-motu cognizance of the a train while being escorted report that appeared in a by police to Lucknow for a tabloid today. The Thane pocourt hearing. lice chief has been asked to “The designated TADA submit his report in 10 days. According to reports, Salem court has directed the Thane Police Commissioner to con- married a resident of Mumbra duct an inquiry as to how an in adjoining Thane district accused, who is in judicial last month on a train and that

the ‘Nikah’ was performed by a Qazi in Mumbai over phone. Salem’s nephew advocate Rashid Ansari and some policemen were witness to the marriage, it was claimed. However, Salem, while speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, dubbed the report as ‘baseless’ and a ‘rumour.’ An accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, Salem was extradited from Portugal on November 11, 2005, after a prolonged legal battle.

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Third Front already in a whirl over Jaya, Mulayam ambitions

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Ponder awhile… “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” — Mae West

Security in UP for buffaloes too L

aw and order in Uttar Pradesh is meant not only for men and women but also for buffaloes. When Azam Khan, SP minister, came to know that some of his buffaloes were missing, he became very angry and immediately suspended three policemen for dereliction of duty. No enquiry was held before punishing the cops. The cops were suspended straightaway. The thieves have not yet been identified, but some of the buffaloes have been found. The cops were put on a hot chase: Five teams were made and they went in hot chase of the precious buffaloes. According to some reports, the cops came right up to Delhi. It is not known how long the cops will remain suspended. What punishment is to be given to the cops will not be decided by any court: Azam Khan will decide that. A buffalo today is like a goldmine: It yields several litres of milk. A buffalo may cost as much as Rs.20,000. No wonder Azam Khan took quick steps to recover his precious buffaloes. In Uttar Pradesh suspension takes place at the slightest provocation. For instance, IAS officer Durga Shakti was suspended for allegedly trying to trigger communal riots. The IAS officer had only tried to intervene in the illegal and corrupt activities of the sand mafia. The government did not bother to hold an inquiry but went ahead fast and suspended her. In Uttar Pradesh, the SP government claims it takes extra measures to provide security to all people. It claims cops who were remiss and had failed to protect women are being punished. No leniency is shown, the government claims, to those cops who are corrupt, and who fail to protect innocent citizens. By punishing cops who have failed to protect his buffaloes, Azam Khan has shown that law and order in the state will be maintained at any cost.



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gos are bristling already in the newlyformed 11-party Third Front with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh heaping scorn on AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa for nursing ambitions to be the next prime minister. That privilege was reserved for him, he had thought. Hadn’t he already sounded out the Left to support his candidature for PM of a Third Front government? It seemed like a betrayal when he saw CPI leader A.B. Bardhan cosying up to Jaya for an electoral pact in Tamil Nadu. And then to make matters worse, after the CPI and AIADMK sealed their deal, Bardhan declared that the TN chief minister would be eminently suitable to lead the next government if the Third Front had the numbers. Mulayam let fly at a rally in UP the next day. I will win all 80 seats in UP, he thundered. She can at most win 40. How can someone with just 40 MPs become PM, he demanded. The crowd roared its disapproval and gave Mulayam a thumbs-up when he asked whether or not he was capable of scooping up all 80 seats in UP. Bardhan had clearly shot his mouth off and revealed something that was meant to be a secret understanding between Jaya and the Left. If the Left has dumped Mulayam for Jaya as its PM choice, it’s because the AIADMK is the Third Front’s best bet. Mulayam’s fortunes are plunging after the Muzaffarnagar riots with his Muslim vote base thoroughly disillusioned and looking for other options. Jaya, on the other hand, is flying high. Her main rival, the DMK, is too immersed in family squabbles to pose any serious challenge to her. And the smaller parties like the MDMK and PMK have not recouped from their spectacular defeats in the last assembly elections. Jaya is empress of all she surveys and with the Left on her side, she looks good for a sweeping victory in Tamil Nadu. It’s interesting how Jaya responded to Mulayam’s diatribe against her. The PM choice will be decided after the elections, when the numbers are in, she announced after a meeting with CPM leader Prakash Karat. She stressed that the issue was not on the table at the moment. The magnanimous offering of


an olive branch to Mulayam was a clear indication that Jaya is trying to shed her imperious image and present herself as someone capable of leading a coalition. So, will it be Modi vs Rahul vs Kejriwal vs Jaya then?

Hussain painting rattles Cong


he Hussain painting that provided the backdrop for Rahul Gandhi’s recent television interview has become a bone of contention in Congress circles. The traditionalists are up in arms against Rahul’s ``apolitical’’ aides for not having the foresight to remove the expensive painting from the frame. Their beef is that it looked incongruous. A Hussain worth crores of rupees doesn’t sit well with rants against the ``system’’ and pleas for empowerment of women, Dalits and tribals, they’ve been grumbling. The interview was shot at Jawahar Bhavan, which houses the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

HE variety of things and beings and the peculiarities which make them differ, cause the necessity of name. Name produces the picture of a form, figure, color, size, quality, quantity, feeling and sense of things and beings, not only perceptible and comprehensible, but even of those beyond the perception and comprehension; therefore its importance is greater than all things. There is a great secret hidden in a name, be it the name of a person or a thing, and it is formed in relation to the past, present and future conditions of its object; the right horoscope tells you therefore about the conditions of a person. All mystery is hidden in name. The knowledge of everything rests on first knowing its name, and knowledge is not complete which is devoid of name. Mastery depends upon knowledge; man cannot master a thing of which he has no knowledge. All blessings and benefits derived from earth or heaven are gained by mastery which depends upon knowledge, knowledge depending upon name. Man without the knowledge of the name of a thing is ignorant, and the one who is ignorant is powerless, for man has no hold over anything of which he has no knowledge. The reason of man’s greatness is the scope

Modi unwilling to do a Rahul


ow that Rahul Gandhi has opened up to the media with a full length interview to Times Now, pressure is mounting on Narendra Modi to follow suit. Leading news anchors have been calling up senior BJP leaders considered close to him asking when Modi will condescend to give an interview. Like Rahul, Modi too keeps a strict distance from the media and has not given an interview to an Indian newspaper or television channel. He has only spoken to the foreign press. At least Rahul is meeting Indian journalists. So far, Modi is resisting the pressure. A BJP leader who knows him well said that Modi doesn’t believe in ``me too’’ politics.

Cong cannot displease Harish Rawat


section of the Congress is upset with Rahul for not walking the talk and choosing a woman when it came to picking the new chief minister for Uttarakhand in place of Vijay Bahuguna. The party opted for Harish Rawat instead of Indira Hirdesh, currently finance minister in the state government. The decision seems to fly in the face of Rahul’s oftrepeated theme of women’s empowerment. He repeated it at least half a dozen times in Arati R. Jerath his TV interview. He had also announced with much fanfare at the recent AICC meeting that and is impeccably done up with tasteful fur- he wanted at least 50 per cent of chief minisnishings and of course, paintings by some of ters in India to be women. As usual, political expediency trumped ideIndia’s foremost artists. Party media managers would have preferred a prosaic setting alistic declarations. Rawat has been waiting to showcase a leader who wants to change in the wings since 2002 to become CM and the existing system. But it seems they were had almost walked out of the party after the kept out of the loop and the project was han- elections in 2012 because the high command dled by Rahul’s office and the Japanese pub- chose Bahuguna over him. Clearly, the Conlic relations firm that has been hired for an gress leadership didn’t have the stomach to image makeover. Obviously, the latter don’t tackle another rebellion by Rawat. So what if Rahul has to wait to realise his dream! subscribe to the old way of thinking.


All mystery is hidden in a name T

Interestingly, Jairam, who has taken it upon himself to groom Rahul for the 2014 election, and the old guard are on the same side for once. Both have trained their guns on Team Rahul for ``messing up’’ the big event.

of the knowledge with which he is gifted, all the mystery of which lies in his recognition of the differences between thing and beings. This gives man superiority not only over all creatures of the earth, but it even makes him excel the angels, the hosts of heaven. The Quran explains it in the following words, ‘When thy Lord said unto the angels, “We are going to place a substitute on earth” they said, “Wilt Thou place there one who will do evil therein and shed blood, while we celebrate Thy praise and sanctify Thee?” God an-

MATTER & SPIRIT swered, “Verily We know that which ye know not;” and He taught Adam the names of all things, and then presented them to the angels, and said, “Declare unto Me the names of these things if ye say truth.” They answered, “Praise be unto Thee, we have no knowledge but what Thou teachest us, for Thou art allknowing and wise”. God said, “O! Adam, tell them their names”. And when Adam came he told their names.” Every name reveals to the seer the past, present, and the future of that which it covers. Name is not only significant of form but of character as well. The meaning of name

plays an important part in man’s life, and the sound, the vowels in the name, the rhythm, number, and nature of the letters which compose it, the mystical numbers, symbol and planet, as well as the root from which it is derived and the effect which it produces, all disclose their secret to the seer. Letters singly or together are either pronounced smoothly or with difficulty and have their effect accordingly upon oneself and upon another. Names that are smooth and soft-sounding make a soft effect upon the speaker and listener, whereas hard sounding names have a contrary effect. Man naturally calls soft things by smooth names and hard things by hard-sounding names as for instance flower and rock, wool and flint, etc. Language, and especially name, show the class of people and character of families, communities and races. Vowels play a great part in the name and its influence. E and I denote Jemal, the feminine quality of grace, wisdom, beauty and receptivity, O and U denote Jelal, the masculine quality of power and expression. A denotes Kemal, which is significant of the perfection in which both these qualities are centered. The above-named vowels in the composition of the name have an effect according to their place in the name, whether in the beginning, centre or end. — Hazrat Inayat Khan

Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Chidambaram is no economic pundit I refer to Shri. Virendra Kapoor's article 'Will keeping budgetary promise shatter the economy?' (ADC, Feb 3). The author has very deftly brought out the stark facts about the unimaginative handling of the economy by Chidambaram, the FM who loses no opportunity to boast that he is an 'economic pundit', has presided over the ruin of the National economy but brazenly criticised Modi, who is not an expert, but has been voted thrice successively by virtue of his sound management of Gujarat's economy. Kapoor has also brought out that the FM may not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election as he HARD KNOCKS: The FM is solely sees no provision for himself to responsible for the economic disasters – contest and win while his election unprecedented inflation, GDP at 4.8 per in 2009 is still not confirmed by the cent, huge CAD at US$ 88.2 billion court of law. The rise in the Cus- among others. toms Duty in respect of gold imports to ten per cent has only has and the FM is considering reduccaused a huge spurt in smuggling ing the duty in March instead of

Delhiites disappointed THIS refers to your edit piece 'Can AAP survive?' (ADC, Feb 4). A more pertinent question would be 'Does AAP deserve to survive?'. Going by the party's recent failings on many fronts, it is abundantly clear that this 'Delhi Club of activists' is not in the least interested in governing Delhi but is enamoured of entering the Lok Sabha as is evident from its hectic preparations for putting up some 400 candidates in the ensuing national polls. The Delhiites who have helped the debutant party to win 28 seats, are already disillusioned and disappointed particularly on its confrontation with the power supply companies. When there are such burning issues for the 'aam aadmi', the party celebrates its passing the Jan Lokpal Bill in the cabinet quite unnecessarily, going against the Centre's Lokpal Bill which has already become an Act. The AAP just does not have it in it the will or wherewithal to govern and will do well to sit in the opposition to learn how to run a government. 

effecting immediately to stop smuggling. FM has not objected to raising the cap from nine gas cylinders to 12 notwithstanding an additional burden of Rs.5,000 crore for the reason it was announced by Rahul Gandhi. The economic disaster on each front viz., unprecedented inflation, GDP at 4.8 per cent, huge CAD at US$ 88.2 billion and a series of deficits disproves the claims of the FM who has no rights to criticise Modi who has proved his ability in Gujarat by efficient handling in all the spheres – Men, Money and Materials (3Ms). PM even admitted that his government could not control inflation during the interaction with the media on January 3 which points out towards the FM. Many thanks to Virendra Kapoor for such beautiful assertive articles every Monday. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

fused to blink. By allying with the UPA, Kumar’s state rival Lalu seems to have stonewalled his bid to join the "secular" brigade. Not to be found in the company of political exiles, he has left himself with no option but to align with the yet-tobe born Third (or Federal) Front.

proud of our home show on rank turners all the time. Once we land on foreign soil we feel ill at ease playing pace bowling and the writing is on the wall in the last two outings. Unknown players Quinton de Cock and Corey Anderson plundered our bowlers to all parts of the — Jorhat Singh, Kandivali ground whereas the much hyped Kohli failed when it really mattered. How long we fail as a team and succumb without semblance of resistAS per a report in a section of the ance. If batting of the top order is print media, a seven judge bench of pathetic to say the least, then the the Supreme Court has decided to fielding aspect is totally ignored. It is time to infuse young blood into an otherwise demoralised side.

SC to revisit verdict

— C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

revisit its 1995 Hindutva verdict delivered in an election case. However, it is not clear whether this is in response to a petition brought before it, or the Apex Court has decided to take a suo motto notice. The judgment in this matter will have far reaching ramifications in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls slated for April/May 2014.

FORTY times champions Mumbai lost both to Karnataka and Maharashtra in this year's Ranji Trophy and they were locked in the final at Hyderabad. The pitch as usual ridden with cracks and foot marks, wasn't a pretty sight, but it had barely caused batsmen any sort of alarm for four days and a session. Had anything changed now? From day one, Karnataka had inched steadily towards victory. At times their tactics hadn't reflected their dominance. At times they looked like they had come close to giving their opponents a glimmer of hope. Karnataka's eleven had eight players who had experienced the heartbreak of the 2009-10 final. It also had Rahul, Nair and Shreyas Gopal, who had all established themselves in the last two seasons. This was their moment. Ex players from Karnataka were praising the team but the standard of the game going down and that was the reason for Karnataka annexing Ranji Trophy for the seventh time. Kudos to Karnataka side.

— Arun Malankar, Santacruz

— Maniam Ramani, Kharghar

— Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

AS reported it is indeed very shocking, deplorable, disgraceful, irresponsible to note that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his retinue of ministers misbehave in public openly and use very unparliamentary language. It OF seems power has gone LETTER THE DAY into their heads and are absolutely ignoramus as how to rule and administer the country. They behave more like hooligans and shamelessly defy all rules, regulations and legalities of the state, even shame the Constitution of the country which is very unbecoming of the AAP who have definitely disappointed and disheartened Delhiites who voted for them and expected that they will carry on their duties diligently, honestly and with sincerity.

SENSITIVE: Apex court's decision to revisit it's 1995 Hindutva verdict will have big effect in forthcoming LS polls.

Team India needs youngsters Buzz words for 2014

WHAT is wrong with Indian cricket? Allow me to present a few buzz It is indeed testing time for Team words for 2014; here goes: — S.P. Sharma, Mumbai India to be on the downward trend  congressional: to think of self interest in all the three formats of the game all at a time. Team management and  lalooying: to milk a cow cricket fans all over the world are  loose motion: when you watch THE Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar ap- worried about the dismal performour cricket pears to have decided to throw his ance of the team, but BCCI is not  phablets: a mixture of a smartphone and tablet lot behind the elusive Third Front. perturbed about repeated debacles After divorcing the NDA, he sent in foreign soil. There is no action  dankrupt: to loose money in share markets many feelers to the UPA, but the plan to improve the standard of the main constituent, the Congress, re- game in India. Instead we feel  floor sample: food lying on

Nitish's only option




floors at udupi hotels bubblytude: in high spirits after drinks alphanista: successful women in powerful positions having it all acqui-hire: a blend of acquired and hired inventreprenuers: an entrepreneur-inventor hybrid twinternship: an internship with twitter macaulay culking: to be home alone doing nothing

BEST buses and local trains for the same distance, the fares of the BEST buses are double the fare of the trains. So to reduce the train traffic, reduce fares of BEST buses which might help to divert the public towards BEST. By doing so the BEST might earn good revenue as they are already incurring excessive loss. — Rashmi Khandelwal, Mumbai

Missing buffaloes

I'VE heard plausible stories of a person returning from an extended tour and finding that his wife has either eloped or been abducted. I NEAR misses are reported every couldn't quite believe the recent fortnight from Mumbai airport. We news that in the case of a certain saw several near misses and hits in minister, someone preferred to walk recent times. The main problem away with the man's buffaloes inwith Mumbai airport is congestion. stead. — Phiroze B. Javeri, Mumbai Safety should be the first option if a big airplane lands on our airstrip. Apart from this the runway does not have the mandatory side strips to cushion planes in case of skids or IT is more than a fortnight but two crashes. Inaccurate markings near braveheart marathoners Amit Kasat parking bays were another cause of and Viraj Kowale who suffered carconcern, as they are important for diac arrests during the Mumbai take-off, landing and taxiing. The marathon are still in critical condiheight of the hangers is also a prob- tion and struggling for survival in lem as some of them exceed the the hospital. Have known Amit from permissible limit. This affects the close quarters as he has been my movement of big aircraft. The exact dear friend for years now and have height will have to be determined never witnessed a better human and corrective measures have to be being than him. He is a fighter. Viraj the other person battling for taken to set right the shortcomings his life wasn't even running but was in the new airport near Panvel. — Jayanthy S. Maniam, Sion on professional call as a photographer covering the event. Not sure if the marathon and the runners were insured for medical Of late, rush in the local trains has emergencies but the organizers increased which has made travel of should keep that in mind next year common man difficult. To prevent as the gala event has a lot of sponthis, certain measures like increas- sorship and paying premium out of ing the number of bogies, trains and the revenues should not be an issue. frequency of trains have been taken. Also, the doctors are doing their In spite of this the local trains are best to heal their patients but I once jam-packed which is leading to again request fellow readers to pray commuters falling off the trains. If for the well being of Amit and Viraj! — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon one compares the ticket fares of — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra

Resolve airport problems

Please pray for Amit, Viraj!

Reducing congestion in trains

Monrail: Pride of Mumbai

ADVANTAGE TRANSPORT: The monorail is a feather in the cap of Mumbai; it will ease traffic congestion and also be a big relief for the daily commuting populace. AS a Mumbaikar I am proud of my city which is the first in India to get a monorail. While putting in place a state-of-art system for urban transport is a cause of legitimate pride, question remains on the usefulness of what is essentially a suburban feeder system, not a full-fledged mass rapid transit. The monorail will carry 1.25 lakh people every day when fully operational in a sprawling metropolis of over 12 million people. India's population numbers always seems self-defeating as though some point out, connectivity in India's big cities is so

poor that any extra public transport is welcome. With cost of Rs.85 crore per km, the monorail projects are economical compared to metros, which however can carry a lot more people without affecting safety too much despite the inevitable overcrowding. With the success of monorail there are multiple technologies available that the city of Mumbai can use to improve transport service and thus improve the lives of millions who must commute everyday. Well done Maharashtra government, we are proud of your achievements for the people. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

After monorail, VAG metro in last leg of testing


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1) Ladakh 2) Karakoram 3) Subansiri

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Q.2. A) Give geographical reasons for the following statements :- (any two) [4 ] 1) Farmers in the Rajasthan Desert depend on animal husbandry. 2) Agro-based industries are found in the Ganga Plains. 3) The Deccan Plateau is an industrially well developed region. 4) Compared to the Bay of Bengal Islands, the Arabian Sea Islands receive less rainfall.

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a) Heavily glaciated b) Tributary of Brahmaputra c) Source of Brahmaputra d) High altitude desert

B) Write short notes on :- (any two) 1) Characteristics of the North Indian Plains. 2) The Assam Himalayas. (The Eastern Himalayas) 3) The Physiography of the Eastern Ghats.

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Phalashruti Shikshan Mandal, Mumbai, is an educational organization that has been rendering guidance to students appearing for the SSC Board exams for the last two decades.

Match column ‘A’ with appropriate words from column ‘B’ [3 ]

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The corridor has been constructed at a estimated cost of Rs.4,321 cr and has 12 metro stations

S. R. Kulkarni Director, Phalashruti Shikshan Mandal

Q.1. A) Complete and write the following statements by choosing appropriate alternatives from those given in the brackets: [3 ] India shares her longest land frontier with __________ 1) (Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh) 2) The _________ is the most continuous, loftiest and northernmost range of the Himalayas. (Shiwalik, Karakoram, Himadri, Himachal) 3) The highest peak in the Western Ghats is ________ . (Anaimudi, Dodabetta, Annamalai,Kalsubai)

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Name any two states in south India, having a sex-ratio of more than 950. What is the sex-ratio of Manipur? Which state of India has the highest sex-ratio?

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fter throwing open the Chembur-Wadala corridor of the monorail to the public, the much anticipated Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd's (MMOPL) Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is inching towards eventual commissioning soon. The Reliance Infrastructure promoted MMOPL has now commenced a two week final testing of the trains between Versova to Ghatkopar. Rinfra sources however are tigh-lipped about the actual date of commissioning and the fare structure. In a statement issued here yesterday, Rinfra disclosed that a 10-member team from the Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow are currently conducting trials runs to assess the trains performance, oscillation and Emergency Braking Distance (EBD). Following these tests the RDSO will submit its report to the Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) for final safety verification. The CMRS after detailed tests and trials will authorise MMOPL to commence passenger operations on the stretch. In an official statement Rinfra adds “RDSO is an important statutory body for certifying metro safety. We have internally tested entire metro system satisfactorily for some time now; we are confident that RDSO will be satisfied with the system performance and certify the requisites”. The 11.07 Km long VAG MMOPL corridor has been constructed at a estimated cost of Rs.4,321 crore and has 12 metro stations. The 12 stations on the route in chronological order are: Versova, DN Nagar, Azad Nagar, Andheri, Western Express Highway (WEH), Chakala, Airport Road, Marol Naka, Saki Naka, Asalfa, Jagruit Nagar and Ghatkopar. A total of 16 trains are expected to ply on the route with each train comprising of 6 coaches which can be extended in future. Each coach has a carrying capacity of 375 passengers.


he biggest ‘Design Innovation Workshop’ jointly conducted by L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) and MIT Media Lab, USA successfully concluded in an ‘Open House’ on Saturday, February 01, 2014. The ‘Open House’ was an exhibition to showcase innovative design prototypes of a weeklong workshop with over 380 participants from all over India and different walks of life at the WeSchool Mumbai campus. This workshop with over ten different tracks was mentored by MIT Media Lab experts from US and local mentors from WeSchool where the participants were introduced to using holistic innovative and design thinking approach to address real world problems and issues. Starting from a field visit to identify crucial pain points of the society to brainstorming on its plausible solutions, the workshop focused on different tracks like Living Mobile, Banking, Sustainability, Grassroot Engineering, Performance Capture, Interaction Futures and Creative Learning. Some of the notable ones from over 100 prototypes exhibited on Saturday are mentioned below:  An unique comb which detects the health of your scalp and hair  An automated stove with a timer which prevents wastage of kerosene  A mobile van to improve communication skills of students of Municipal schools  A radical ATM machine which uses advanced bio-metrics for authentication thus eliminating the need for a physical card and the cumbersome passwords  A device which enables hearing impaired enjoy music using vibrations, colour & lyrics  A smartphone app to identify fake currency notes  A piggy bank which encourages kids to save and also simultaneously learn math  A smart bike which warns of potholes and proximity to other vehicles on the road  A cheaper version of ‘Google glass’ which mimics your smartphone screen  A real-time solution to help the visually impaired navigate and read non-Braille script  A cleaning device which makes disposable cups reusable  A eco-friendly designed hand cart which saves 40% space and uses solar power.

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As significant as relevant educational qualifications are to one’s and even misinterpreted which could affect individuals’ future candidature in the professional world, good personal grooming severely. “While these two elements provide a definite finish to one’s educaand impressive etiquette play an equally important role in tional qualification,” says HR professional Aarthi Mohan speaking of determining an individual’s candidature. These skill-sets refine personal grooming, “most of all, they make for providing a very good and and polish the sheen of educated and qualified positive impression about the candidate in the minds of the In individuals, depicting an all-round sense of the highly competitiveinterviewer.” professional world, these two elements project an completeness, extending well image about the candidate of being committed and steadbeyond their CVs, finds fast to his professional priorities and ensuring to bring Sharada Iyer out the same in the deci-

he aspect of personal grooming and etiquette come into the picture right before one takes the first step to enter into the corporate world. The concept of personal interviews (PI) and group discussions (GD) which form the core requirements in MBA institutes assess candidates on these lines as well along with gauging their knowledge and self-awareness of the relevant subject matter asked during these processes. Good personal grooming extends to beyond wearing the most formal attire just as etiquette goes beyond being merely polite on the surface. There are several underlying nuances to these elements that are often overlooked

sive first meeting. According to Mohan, these impressions act as a catalyst for the candidate getting the job or if it is an educational interview, making it through the admission rounds. She Continued on pg 14 «



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I completed my TYBA in English Literature in 2006 from Mithibai College and now I am interested in Law but I have scored 37 per cent in my TYBA so am I eligible to do Law or is there any other option? Please help. — Joceline Joy

The eligibility criterion in most of the Universities for the Bachelor’s Degree in Law is minimum 45 per cent at the Graduate level. Since you are interested in legal studies only you can pursue the Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate programmes in Consumer Protection Law/Human Rights Law/ Intellectual Property Rights/Labour Law/Law and Public Services/Medical Law and Ethics/Taxation Law and so on.

I have completed my graduation in BA (Psychology) and wish to pursue a career as a Forensic Psychologist but I’m confused as to whether there is any scope in this field in the near future? So I want to know about the scope of my career in India and abroad and also suggest the universities offering MA or Msc in Forensic Psychology in India and abroad. —Karuna Forensic Psychology is offered only at the post-graduate level for students who have completed twoyear full time MA/MSc [Psychology] from a recognised University with 50 per cent marks. Gujarat Forensic Sciences University offers this course. For more details please log on to For Universities abroad please consult an education abroad consultant. Crimes have been committed from time immemorial and continue to grow. So there is a good scope for people who are passionate about psychology especially with criminology and with a research bend of mind. I am a SYJC student (Commerce) and I would like to know about the ways of getting into Merchant Navy through Commerce stream. — Michael Arockia

Since you are a commerce student you are not eligible for the Officer’s cadre training in Merchant Navy. However if you are ready to forego your two years, then based on your class 10 marks you can apply for the ‘Ratings’ through the pre-sea training course i.e. deck rating, engine rating, saloon rating, general purpose rating. For more details about institute and fee structure, duration kindly visit the website If you have any queries for this column, contact us on


Grooming and etiquette play a vital role in job interviews Continued from pg 13 « states that often interviewers interpret a candidate’s sloppy dressing sense and physical grooming to be a translation of their casualness towards completing their professional commitments and despite the candidate having necessary qualifications to secure the job or the admission into the college, may overlook his candidature citing these shortcomings. In this context, the aspect of having competent English speaking skills also comes into the foreground. As the second-most widely spoken language in the world, English has long been the universal language of communication across countries. India has always been a country boasting of not just good English speakers, but competent ones as well. But where the country has impressive English speaking credentials, it so happens that at times in professional interviews, candidates inadvertently slip up,

using Hindi words to compensate for their momentary lapse to their English vocabulary. Mohan states that these lapses more often than not cost candidates heavily in the professional and higher educational set-up. “Since English is the preferred language in the corporate paradigm, it sure helps if candidates are competent in English speaking skills,” she adds. Prof. Asha Gala, HoD, Economics Department at SIES College of Arts, Science and College says that while the common perception among many of the younger generation is that they can merely walk-in through a job interview and get selected, what they fail to understand is that these few minutes are quite serious indeed, either making or marring one’s career forever. Humility, punctuality, assertiveness, non-aggressiveness, conviction, courage, determination, confidence and basic manners are facets of etiquette that Prof. Gala says are often forgotten. “Good lan-

PROF. ASHA GALA, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, ECONOMICS, SIES COLLEGES OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE “An interview is a gateway to enter the new world. It could be for jobs and careers, higher studies and even for awards and scholarships. Candidates’ personality including inner self as well as external appearance is noted very subtly by interviewers. There is no need to be flashy and there doesn’t need to be blazers to speak about one’s formal appearance. But it does matter a lot about how one carries his portfolio and how systematically and methodically the contents are arranged. These are the things interviewers want to see as it says a lot about the candidate’s attention to detail.”

guage skills talk about candidates’ grasp of verbal communication but these elements talk about their command over non-verbal communication,” she emphasises. Considering that in today’s times, there are training institutes to ensure that the younger generation understands the import and relevance of these aspects, it becomes quite an easy task to cultivate them externally. Feedback and responses from the corporate world are often paused out on account of the interviewers’ intention to go through the candidatures’ aptitude keenly. But waited-out feedback and responses shouldn’t be a way of stalling the candidates because of their lack in these non-academic backgrounds, concludes Prof. Gala.

Want to pursue Business Administration in the UK I gave my SAT in May and scored a 1900. If I take two SAT subject tests, will it help boost my admission chances to a top university? The SAT Subject Tests measure a student’s mastery of commonly taught college preparatory courses ranging from Literature, Math (Level 1 &2), History, Sciences and a wide range of languages. Many colleges find them useful for admissions evaluation and for college course placement. We recommended that our students take the SAT subject tests while the material is still fresh in their mind. Depending on your college list, the admissions website should tell you which tests the college requires for admission. Even if a school does not require the Subject Tests

they may review these scores as further proof of your academic strengths. Which tests you take may also depend on what you are planning to study in college. For instance, if you plan to follow a “premed” track it would make more sense to take the biology test than the literature test. While the SAT Subject Tests are not required by most colleges, they can help you prove what a great student you are likely to be. I want to pursue a Doctorate of Business Administration in the UK.



is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics What are the requirements for admission? —Avinash Some of the universities that offer a Doctorate of Business in Business Administration in the UK are Aston University, Durham University, Manchester Business School and the University of Edinburgh. In all these universities, this degree is offered on a part time basis, which usually takes anywhere between 4-6 years. The entry criteria are 5 years experience and a relevant Masters degree – either an MBA or an MSc in business and management subject(s), or a relevant PhD. If English is not your first language and if you have not studied in English for you Masters degree, you must also pro-

vide evidence of competence in English language in the form of an IELTS/TOEFL score. Along with the application form, you will also need to provide a 2000-3000 word research proposal and two letters of reference, one of which should be from the institution of your latest degree.

I am looking to join an NGO or part of the CSR team in a reputed company. Is there a specialisation in an MBA for the same? What are some of the reputed schools offering this MBA? — Shradha

Some of the top North American and European schools offer MBA programs with specialisation in Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship. This program equips a manager to explore business ideas through other lens and make decisions after considering the social or environmental footprint. It is an ideal degree for someone who is eventually looking to join an NGO or the CSR arm of an organization. The top 5 schools for this program are Stanford, York UniversitySchulich School of Business, UC BerkeleyHaas School of Business, ESMT (European School of Management & Technology) and Nottingham.

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By Chandni Dialani

B Saint-Gobain Glass India announces winners of Transparence 2013 S

aint-Gobain Glass’s Transparence 2013, the annual design competition held for students of Architecture and Design, conducted its Grand Finale at Hyderabad on January 29 during the annual 56th NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) 2014 convention. Transparence, a competition for students of architecture and Interior design is a unique initiative by Saint-Gobain Glass to integrate the student community, architects and the industry. The event is supported by Gita Balakrishnan-run ‘Ethos’. The competition originally being held for Indian students since 2005 was made open for the SAARC nations to participate since 2013. Held at the NASA Convention 2014, and judged by an eminent jury comprising Ranjit Sabikhi from Ranjit Sabikhi Architects, India, Shahab Ghani Khan from Pakistan and Mustapha Khalid Palash from Bangladesh the fiercely contested competition saw Academy of Architecture, Mumbai emerge as the undisputed winners and walk away with a cash prize of INR 75,000. The National Runner-up 1 was from IITKharagpur which bagged a cash prize of INR 50,000 and SPA

eing a girl, shopping has always given me goosebumps. For a shopaholic, shopping is more than just an activity, it is a passion. We shopaholics can shop when we’re

Vijayawada stood third nationally with a cash award of INR 25000. COMSATS university Islamabad won the rest of SAARC countries edition of Transparence. Saint-Gobain also gave away scholarship worth INR 3,00,000 for students in the fields of architecture. Three students from across India

anything that looks nice – gives me all the happiness in the world, because for us shopaholics, the time we spend shopping, is our time. It’s time to think about what we want for once, and not just worry about what the world wants. It’s our kind of therapy for dealing with our day-to-day lives. It’s all about us for these few minutes. Having been familiar with the fashion world for a while now, I know that sales are not just sales anymore. And let’s correct the

« HAPPENING SHAPPENING received INR 100,000 each worth scholarships to pursue activities in the field of architecture ranging from projects on reusing urban waste to modular shelters for street children. A total of 14 colleges took up the theme of Transparence 2013 as studio projects and were awarded books worth INR 30,000 per college as aid. This year, Transparence 2013 required the contestants to design an ‘Architecture College’ that offers an alternative environment for studying and training to become an architect. Students were encouraged to design energy-efficient and environment-friendly Architecture College with integrated functionalities and structures that do not compromise on modern educational

bored, when we’re depressed, after a break-up, after a make-up, after graduation, before a party – basically before/after/ during any phase of our lives. As an intense shopaholic, buying a clothing item or cosmetic product or an accessory, or just

statement ‘Sales are in season’. Sales are always in season. I mean 24/7 in season! There is always a Christmas sale, a Diwali sale, let alone, there is a Makar Sankranti Sale, and let’s not forget those three days of a month where a girl gets to buy anything and

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everything she ever wanted without spending a fortune – The Clearance Sale! It’s our time to buy what we want and not cut a hole into our pockets. I compare ‘finding a sale’ to hunting. You’ve got to hunt for sales. It’s all based on your luck. Finding a 70 per cent off sale at Mango or Zara is like finding a beautiful deer while hunting. It’s all on luck. I know that every time I find a flat 40 per cent sale at Maxx, I will pick up every penny of my savings and run to the store and finally give my heart comfort at the billing counter. The shopaholic side of a girl is not just her buying some stuff from here and there. When a girl tries on a gorgeous dress from Vero Moda, she feels beautiful inside and out. When those Tresmode heels match with her birthday dress, I can bet nothing else would make her feel happier than that. Shopping is bliss for a girl. It’s as if she is glorified for those few minutes. Every new product, every first try, it makes us girls feel content in the moment. We feel joyful and the world just falls into place for us. That’s why we end up buying a million items in one go! In conclusion, I can clearly state that I might just be suffering from Oniomania – also known as CBD (Compulsive Buying Disorder). It’s something every girl suffers from deep inside but just never admits. There is a new product every day and we want them every day. So we go on and on. It’s never-ending.



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great place to have some tasty Punjabi food when you're in the mood has to be Oye Kake. This little joint in Fountain isn't too large in size but dishes up some amazing parathas and kulchas and rajma chawal among other things. Kulchas here are served with Chole and Parathas with Dal Makhani, saving you quite a bit of moolah since you don't need to order anything with the combo! Their paneer and cheese

FOOD REVIEW Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe garlic kulchas/parathas are delicious! If you'd rather eat rice you could order their mini meal of Rajma Chawal or Maa Chawal. All in all the mains won't cost you more than Rs.150! Enjoy the loud Punjabi décor and great Punjabi tadka.

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became an entrepreneur due to my role models from the business world, cultural and family influences and my education and training in Management and Finance. I attended Keble College, Oxford University from 1996 to 2000. I did my Masters in Engineering, Economics and Management. My professors were intellectual leaders in their respective fields with the ability to rouse curiosity in their students. The engineering content was interesting, but more focused on theory. I enjoyed the management and economics subjects more. I took up summer internships every year at leading companies in India and in the UK since the age of 16. I spent more than two years at Goldman Sachs, London which gave me a strong grounding in corporate finance. We also had a three month training period in New York. Education helped me in different ways. Knowledge, skills and competency helped me a lot, but more importantly, it shaped my world view, my life goals and my self-understanding. I also built life-long friendships and relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. You learn how to be yourself and yet find common ground to relate to almost any other person. I had a mixed friend circle. I enjoy the company of friends who have shared interests, but some of my close friends are very different people, and I like it that way. In college also, I had different groups of friends, each very special from whom I learned a lot. I tend to get along best with people who are grounded and down to earth. Apart from the partying, drinking and dating at Oxford, we enjoyed long philosophical debates and discussions, and indulged in a lot of sports. Our favorite place was our college bar, designed like a spaceship, and a pub next door called the Lamb and Flag, as well as some of the amazing libraries across the university where I preferred doing my coursework. Oxford is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with some stunning architecture. Our college was and still is the only red-brick building in the university. People either love it or dislike it, but I quite liked it. The first day at college was a little unnerving and exciting at the same time. We had a whole week of orientation. The first

place as it becomes a platform to understand best practices in a field, but nothing substitutes for learning on the job learning. Both are important and it is important to get the right balance. It is possible to have the best of both worlds. My advice for students is, make the most of your years as students. Look for opportunities to learn, experiment, and get out of your comfort zones. This is your chance to figure out what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at, and the best way to figure it out, is to try out different things. Also, constantly look for living and historical examples of excellence. Be inspired to be your best and do your best for yourself, not to show the world. And most importantly, enjoy the ride. Do not let the pressure of competing get to you. Being happy is as, if not more, important than being successful. For those who want to study abroad, remember that the system of education is different. At Oxford, the system is tutorial based, where the subject tutors have individual tutorial sessions with students, typically two students at a time. The personal time spent with tutors – who are academic leaders in their respective fields – is invaluable. It raises the expectation from the student, to be well prepared for these sessions. The school system there includes bunching students based on the capability levels for each subject. So if you are excellent at Math, you will be put in a class for more advanced Math students. If you are weak in Economics, you will be put in an appropriate set. This helps the teacher teach at a level and pace appropriate for a set of students. There is also recognition of the importance of all round development and focus on areas like interpersonal skills, leadership, personality development etc. These skills often play a more important role than technical skills and knowledge. Internships are also very important. My internships were with companies of varying sizes and in different sectors, ranging from a small glass manufacturing company, to a large multinational chemicals firm, and a homegrown telecom company. The projects I did were typically goal oriented and also gave me an exposure across functions. This range of experiences through my internships gave me a multi-functional understanding of business, and a deep respect for people across departments. I was fortunate to have had great mentors at each of these organizations, and like them, there are so many inspiring examples of people who go out of their way to few days were all about making new friends and getting to help and encourage others and be great role models for youngknow everyone. The best education systems create adequate sters. inbuilt practical content. Classroom training does have its As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira



AVM hosts two-day festival based on Dr. Vikram Sarabhai’s life A

rya Vidya Mandir, Bandra as part of its educational initiative, is organizing a two day long festival in honor of the great Indian physicist, scientist and father of the Indian Space Programe, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai on February 6 and 7, 2014. The students will be presenting theatrical plays, drama, skits and dance around


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ew days are more invigorating. On a day that saw a street musician talk about the fusion of the new and the old to a 12-year-old author, joyfully sharing the story of her challenges in publishing her own book, TEDxEMWS, organised by the students of Ecole Mondiale World School on Feb 1 was one event that saw a whole host of ideas being exchanged between the 92 attendees that were present, from schools including Hillspring International, JamnabhaiNarsee School, Oberoi among others & the 15 speakers who enthusiastically shared their stories. With attendees lined up with freshly prepared button buddies that displayed exactly what they

Preparation Strategy for JEE Main 2014 By Ramesh Batlish (FIITJEE expert)

An overview of JEE Main 2014 in terms of syllabus The JEE(Main)-Offline will be held on April 6, 2014 and online between 9 and 19 April, 2014. Approximately 14 lakh students are expected to appear for the JEE-Main 2014 and only 1.5 lakh students from all categories will qualify to take the JEE(Advanced). Those who also qualify to be in the top 20 percentile of their respective Class XII boards and clear the JEE (Advanced) will make it to the final merit list of the IITs. To ensure a seat in one of the NIT’s/ IIT’s/Government funded institutes, besides cut-offs in the JEE Main, 40 per cent of board marks will also be added to the 60 per cent in the JEE Mains for the merit list. Schedule of the Offline Exam (Pen and Paper based Test): PAPER – 1 on 06.04.2014 (0930 -1230 hrs) PAPER – 2 on 06.04.2014 (1400 -1700 hrs) Schedule of the Online Exam only Paper-1 (Computer

Based Test): PAPER – 1 on April 9, 11, 12 and 19, 2014 (First Shift: 0930 -1230 hrs) and (Second Shift: 1400 -1700 hrs)

Choice of Medium of Question Papers 1. All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi and Gujarati Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu Pattern of Examination: BE/B.Tech (Paper 1) – The entrance examination is three hours long with objective questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with equal weightage given to each subject. Each question will have four options. There is negative marking of quarter mark for incorrect answers. B.Arch/B.Planning (Paper 2): The entrance examination will be three hours long with three parts: Mathematics, Aptitude test and Drawing test. While Mathematics and Aptitude test will have objective questions, Drawing test will have questions to check the


approach towards its preparation will help students get admission into one of the top National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The JEE (Main) consists of the CBSE syllabus of Physics Chemistry and Mathematics, and some common topics from Class 11 and 12 of the State What are the different sections and subboards. In JEE (Main) 2013, Chemistry was difficult as jects in JEE Main 2014 exam? Clearing JEE (Main) is not a difficult task. A systematic compared to JEE (Main) 2012. Mathematics was reladrawing aptitude of a student. A serious aspirant ideally must have completed the syllabus by now. The following points will however count.

tively simple. Generally about 25 per cent questions in the examination paper are easy, 50 per cent are average and 25 per cent are difficult. The cut-off for JEE (Main) is generally around 60 per cent for NITs and IIITs. What is the General preparation strategy students should adopt for?

Dr. Sarabhai’s life, and enlighten the new generation of students about the mammoth contributions made by him to India’s space programme, scientific technology and research. More than 1,000 students affiliated to ICSE Schools in Mumbai will participate in this mega festival. Jyoti Kumar, Director, Arya Vidya

Mandir Group of Institutions, says, “The school has developed a unique platform to provide the student community with an opportunity to showcase their creative expression and assimilate as much from Dr. Vikaram Sarabhai, who was truly an inspiring personality. He put India on the international map in the field of space

« ADMISSION ALERTS Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course for engineering college students. This first-of-its kind initiative in South India is designed specifically to address the growing need for skilled resources in Automotive Technology using the latest state-of-art tools and equipment. The ADAM course will be offered under the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) of the college. The initial plan is to kick-start the course with a single batch of 20 students and the selection of candidates will be strictly as per merit in an entrance test conducted by the College under the supervision of Mercedes-Benz India. Engineering degree/diploma holders are eligible to appear for the entrance test. Certificates for successful students will be jointly signed by Director of Technical Education, Kerala and Mercedes-Benz India.


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registrations for the Maths Proficiency Test for students of classes VI to X at the National Level. The test has been designed to give parents and teachers in-depth understanding of each student’s strengths and weaknesses, actionable insights into areas of improvement and visible clarity on progress achieved. The key features of this test are instant real-time scoring and ranking, detailed performance reports and suggestions for improvements to parents by emails, SMS alerts on targets and progress, preparatory worksheets with detailed solutions. Students of each class will compete with students from across the country belonging to the same class. The topics for the contest are based on CBSE curriculum. The contest is open till May 31, 2014 and students can sign up anytime before the end date and participate. The results will be declared formally by June 15, 2014. The test is loaded with amazing rewards like Microsoft Kinect, Apple iPad, Lenovo Laptop and many more. Registration Details: Students can register online ( by providing their school name and other details with a registration fee of Rs.250 per student.

TEDxEMWS – Ideas Worth Spreading intended to learn throughout the course of the event, the speaker that got the ball rolling was none other than Elsie Nanji, a design consultant at Red Lion, who talked about the need to keep the child in each one of us alive. The audience was further enthralled by Sam White, the co – founder of Promethean Power systems, a company that works towards ensuring that rural India gets disease free milk &Parmesh Shahani, the head of Godrej India’s culture lab, who spoke on the crosspollina-

• Speed and accuracy is an important aspect, which comes from extensive practice of questions. • Always mark your time with a clock while solving the JEE (Main) papers. In Maths, use short methods for calculations and skip irrelevant steps to save time. • The most important thing is clarity of concepts and regular practice in problem solving. • JEE (Main) is not difficult. However, its questions do need different tricks to solve tricky ones. • Focus on solving the problems on your own, while preparing for the exam. Start with conventional methods of problems solving but improvise constantly and build your own shortcuts and ways of problem solving. • Both speed and strike rate matter. You need to be quick and accurate to achieve high scores. High speed with less accuracy can actually ruin your results. • Never use a calculator while preparing for the JEE (Main). Being adept in mental calculations can actually increase your speed to a great extent. • Select your questions wisely. If you solve easy and average questions correctly, you can easily get through. You may attempt difficult ones later to make a better rank, after having attempted the easy and moderate questions. • Gather and implement tips, gain confidence, be positive, and you will ace the JEE (Main). What are the most important topics (subject-wise) that students must study? Important topics in Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics Students are advised to avoid selective study in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The reason being, the number of questions is more in the objective papers, where there is an intermingling of concepts from various

research. Sarabhai was a creative scientist, a successful and forward looking industrialist, an innovator of the highest order, a great institution builder, an educationist with a difference, a connoisseur of arts, an entrepreneur of social change and a pioneering management educator.”

tion of ideas that the world so dearly needs. Attendees appreciated the hurdles each speaker had to cross & what each had to say. Attendees eagerly discussed the new things that had been learnt, refuting solutions to problems that had been raised & lauding the contributions of these 15 men & women. The surprises though just kept coming, with Varun Zinje, holding a jam session, playing popular contemporary tunes on a 1500 year old instrument on the verge of extinction.

topics. However the important topics subject wise as appeared in JEE(Main)-2013 Physics: In Physics it was found that 40 per cent questions were easy, 52 per cent were of the medium level and 8 per cent were difficult. More weightage was given to chapters like Mechanics and Electromagnetism, Optics, Modern Physics and Current Electricity. Chemistry: In Chemistry, 40 per cent questions were easy, 50 per cent were of medium level and 10 per cent were difficult. More weightage was given to chapters in Physical Chemistry than Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. Mathematics: In Mathematics, 32 per cent questions were easy, 58 per cent were of medium level and 10 per cent were difficult. More weightage was given to chapters of Algebra , Co-ordinate Geometry and Calculus than Vector and Three Dimensional Geometry and Trigonometry. Exper t Advice/Recommendation: Always attempt theoretical questions first and then questions which require calculation. It's human nature that if you attempt a few confident questions in the beginning, you feel loaded with positive energy thus increasing your efficiency and speed for the rest of the paper. It is advisable to avoid numerical questions in the first 10 or 15 minutes of the exam.

Attendees stood stunned with Saket Modi, an ethical hacker, finding a clever way to hack one unlucky individual’s phone who, needless to say, was left red faced as his text messages were no longer under his control. Soon after, the last talk of the day turned out to be one of pure motivation, with Siddharth GJ talking about his struggles with cerebral palsy. This event was one that changed many lives & opened individuals to new ideas. Those who weren’t present missed out on some eye – opening, downright inspiring talks but will hopefully find a way to come next time, for the ideas were limitless.

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K.C. College’s University of Cincinnati welcomes Diamond Jubilee Indian students for their LLM program K celebrations

The College of Law at the University of Cincinnati is welcoming Indian students to apply for its Masters in Law program (LL.M.). The varsity is also offering scholarships up to USD 12,000 to deserving students based on their academic and professional merits. Sharada Iyer spoke to Professor Nora Burke Wagner, Program Director at the varsity to know more about its LLM curricula and these opportunities that have been sought to be provided to the deserving Indian students There would be a discrepancy between the course program of the Masters course offered in the University of Cincinnati and the bachelor’s course program that a student would have completed here in India, how will the discrepancy be resolved and reconciled? Coursework in Cincinnati Law’s LLM program will focus on US law and the legal system in the United States. LLM students will take classes that explore the general, foundational elements of the US legal system as well as more specialised courses that focus on a particular subject matter area such as Intellectual Property or Corporations, for example. Prior study of law will be helpful, particularly given Indian and US law are both derived in large part from the English common law system.

There being a basis in fact that law courses form a core educational paradigm in any country, what are the advantages/problems that Indian students would have to face by opting for a Masters program in Law from the University of Cincinnati vis-à-vis those students who would have completed their bachelor’s in law from an American university? Cincinnati Law’s LLM in the US Legal System is open only to students who have earned a law degree (such as a bachelor’s in law) outside of the US. With the economic turbulence affecting the job market both in India as well as in the USA, is there a threat for students opting for LLM in the University of Cincinnati to not be able to secure a good job after the completion of their course program? The knowledge and experience gained in Cincinnati Law’s LLM program will be valuable to lawyers and employers (law firms, corporations, and the like) who represent US companies or other clients who wish to do business in the US or with US businesses. The LLM may also be an advantage to a lawyer who wishes to work in higher education. Is there any internship program being offered as a part of this program? LLM students at Cincinnati Law are able to participate in a variety of experiences that contribute to practical learning and networking. LLM students may be considered

<<Professor Nora Burke Wagner for our externship program during their second semester. Incoming LLM students are offered scholarships to participate in the Institute for the Global Practice of Law, an intensive month-long program on cross-border lawyering which brings together lawyers from all over the world to learn from and network with each other and US lawyers in Cincinnati. Could you elaborate on some of the rich history of your varsity and the value addition it has been providing to students who have chosen to be a part of its glorious educational journey? Established in 1833, the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law (Cincinnati Law) is the fourth oldest continuously operating law school in the country. Notable alumni of include; a President of the United States, a Vice-President of the United States, three Speakers

of the US House of Representatives, a Secretary of Commerce, two US Solicitor Generals, a United States Attorney General, two US Supreme Court Justices (including a Chief Justice), four state Supreme Court Justices (including two Chief Justices), six Governors and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Could you elaborate on some of the faculty members and their area of expertise? These are a few of the many faculty members from whom Cincinnati Law LLM students may choose to take classes. Jacob Katz Cogan teaches contracts, international business transactions, public international law, and related courses, and writes about the informal and operational dimensions of international decision processes and contemporary changes in and challenges to the character and organization of the

international legal system, and global governance more generally. Felix Chang is director of the Institute for the Global Practice of Law (IGPL). Established in 2010, the IGPL designs innovative programming for legal practitioners around the world. Professor Chang’s scholarship focuses on financial reform, particularly the intersections of financial and antitrust regulation. Bert B. Lockwood is a graduate of St. Lawrence University (B.A.), Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.), and the University of Virginia Law School (LL.M. with a specialization in International Law). At the College of Law, Professor Lockwood teaches courses in Criminal Law, Conflict of Law, Indian Law, Constitutional Law, International Human Rights, Protection of Economic and Social Rights, International Women’s Rights, and the Liberian Constitution.

ishinchand Chellaram College, Churchgate is turning a glorious 60 and will be celebrating this milestone with a number of events beginning on February 7th. To kickstart the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 60 bikes will accompany Chief Guest, Milind Deora, Union Minister of State for Shipping, Communications and IT, President of HSNC Board, Niranjan Hiranandani and Principal, Manju Nichani, in a Mercedes convertible car, around Marine Drive. This will be followed by an unveiling of the KC Wall of Fame, a memoir to KC alumni, by Dimple Kapadia. There will also be a display of light and designs by students on the facade of the institution. February 8th will see the Inaugural Ceremony with likes of Pranab Mukherjee as Chief Guest and Amitabh Bachchan, and Anil Ambani as Guests of Honour. A KC book of memoirs, ‘Our Universe’ featuring articles and photographs chronicling KC’s milestones, will be released by the President. There will also be a cultural programme, with a medley of songs and dances from Hollywood and Bollywood showcasing the theme of The Swinging Sixties to the Trendy 2000s. The state of art KC auditorium will be packed to the brim and KC students will be accommodated in classrooms to watch the specially put up large screens relaying the live programme. K.C College a leading institution of the University of Mumbai and an integral part of the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board was set up way back in 1954 and is today synonymous with academic excellence, dedicated to social service and quality activities. “We are celebrating newness at 60. Every year, new students come to us with their hopes and dreams and we help them achieve them with utmost honesty and conviction. And above all we want them to go out of our premises with an excellent degree and we mould them to be good human beings,” says Manju Nichani, Principal K.C, College. She added, “Academics is our biggest strength and our students have consistently been rank-holders at the University level and other competitive examinations. We have a committed and dedicated faculty and have consciously turned our institution into a research hub. We strive to provide an enriching learning experience to our students through our innovative teaching modules and through a continuously upgraded infrastructure. The various programmes and festivals that we organise inculcate in our students individuality as well as team spirit. We have won many laurels but have never rested on them. We have continuously reinvented ourselves and today, K. C. is a recognised brand in the world of education.”

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A new course which focuses on architectural visualisation techniques is being launched at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment this year. The new course will start in September 2014. The course, which will be delivered online over three years, will give students hands-on experience of a range of software packages, providing a foundation upon which they can develop their ideas and project work. It also recognises the importance of collaboration within the design team, and applicants from across the architecture and built environment team are welcome to apply. The course is aimed at applicants holding an Honours degree in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Surveying, Engineering, Planning or any associated discipline. It will also be of interest to graduates from a design background, including interior design and product design. For more information and details on how to apply for the MSc in Visualisation Architecture and Built Environment, visit


The Oberoi Group has opened online applications for selection of students for its ‘Systematic Training and Education Programme’ or ‘STEP’. Applicants can download the application form from The three-year programme designed for students completing high school, combines practical on the job training with study towards a Bachelor of Tourism Studies degree from the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The Oberoi Group’s STEP programme offers students the opportunity to acquire all round and specialised skills and knowledge in all departments of a hotel. The Hotel Operations Programme offers training in the three operations departments of Food and Beverage, Front Office and Housekeeping. The Kitchen Operations Programme includes training in the Western and Indian kitchens besides orientation in specialised sections such as bakery, pastry and the cold kitchen. In addition, STEP trainees are enrolled for the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Studies. Trainees are provided with assistance in the form of study materials and dedicated time to prepare for the exams for their undergraduate degree. On completing the programme and subject to vacancies, the STEP graduates may join The Oberoi Group as Operations Assistants. Alternately, STEP graduates are also eligible to compete for admission to The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development’s two year postgraduate management programmes leading to an executive position with The Oberoi Group. Admission to the STEP programme is open until April 13, 2014. The programme commences in August 2014. Applicants can download the application form from


NIIT has announced an IT Aptitude Test— the 10th National I.T. Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to ascertain their potential and aptitude for a career in the IT industry. ‘NITAT 2014’, will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 200 cities nationwide, on February 16, 2014. Students can find out the benefits of appearing in the 10th NITAT and register online by logging on to or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre. Students who will appear for NITAT will receive an assessment score card & personalized career counselling from NIIT.

To Greener Pastures...



Beautification is no longer the sole prerogative of the private sector, but now also a duty of every government. Beautification projects require the assistance and guidance of landscapers and architects, but before clamping the reigns of national-level landscaping, Naressa Coutinho finds out about small-scale garden designing from Mumbai’s self-made landscaper, David Corrie. Who is a landscaper and what does garden designing involve? A landscaper is a person who can visualise the modification of the visual features of land. He or she needs to be able to arrange different elements together to create a visually appealing environment. Garden designers are skilled specialists dealing with master planning of landscapes and design of gardens, consulting with advice for clients, providing direction and supervision during construction, and the management of establishment and maintenance once the garden has been created. They are able to survey the site, and prepare drawings for the development of a garden from concepts to construction, and resource the plant and building materials. Garden design is the process of designing and creating plans for layout and planting of gardens and landscapes. The main characteristics include designing gardens, drawing up plans, and deciding what plants grow where.

What is the scope for growth as a garden designer? There is a huge scope for growth as a garden designer simply because there are so many different elements that go into the development of a landscape. One can choose to specialize in a particular area or one can also undertake the entire process right from conceptualizing to implementation. Because of the various elements that go into garden design, like selection of plants, terrain, water, planting, constructed elements, etc. there is tremendous scope for the garden designer to always increase his knowledge base and skill set. The scope of the

project from start to finish, beginning with the planning stages and ending with technical execution and maintenance of the project. In addition, he or she has to coordinate with suppliers and vendors to obtain all necessary supplies and ensure that deadlines are met. Good communication skills are mandatory for landscapers. The first stage of any project involves a planning session with clients, when details of the landscaping project are discussed. Most importantly, a landscaper must have creative foresight in order to visualize and develop a garden area.

garden designer has come to mean so much more than someone who arranges features of the landscape or garden attractively. What made you choose this garden-based career? For me, it was always the fulfilment of a long-term passion that got me into this field. I have no formal training in landscaping and even got myself a masters degree in finance before I decided to follow my passion and take on landscaping as a full time career. Nature Nurturer came up as a result of this. Initially we focussed on

Message to those who wish to pursue a career in landscaping? The best way to ensure a good career in landscaping would be to join a good institute, and working under the supervision of a good landscape artist, till you are really capable of handling contracts individually. Landscape artists either work independently or through a firm. While there are many advantages of working indeurban landscapes like terraces pendently (such as being your and balconies, before we start- own boss, taking up and ed exploring other avenues rejecting projects and the like vertical gardens, corpo- like), starting off with a firm rate landscaping and online would be an intelligent decision as it helps you establish sales. yourself in this field of business among a community of Are there any courses availlandscapers. able for aspiring landscapers? There are quite a few courses available for students interested in studying about landscaping. There are diplomas, graduate, post graduate and doctorate courses available for students in this field. The School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and Anna University, Chennai are a couple of universities in the country that pop to my head. A little research on the internet will give you a little more detail with regard to the composition of these courses and their validity. NATURE NURTURER Contact- 919820253461/ What are the skills required 022 28353689 to become a good landscapWeb: er? Some of the common tasks SCHOOL OF PLANNING & landscapers must perform ARCHITECTURE include soil preparation, 4-Block-B, Indraprastha Estate, planting vegetation such as Vikram Nagar, New Delhi 110002 bushes and trees, designing Ph: +91 011 - 2370 2375 , 2370 2376 hedges, installing paths or E-mail: water structures, and setting up drainage systems. A landscaper must be able to see a



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Maybe I’m addicted…



AAP is basically a movement. It gained prominence in post Delhi elections. Within a very short span of time, more and more people started getting associated with the party to full fill their political ambitions. Since most of them joined the party, post their glorified victory, they may not associate themseleves with the core party philosophy. This is one reason for dissent among their members. The party is centered around Arvind Kejriwal who has so far not been able to infuse the core values among its members for lack of time. The party is aiming to build a skyscraper on marshy land without its foundation being strong. —Rajendra Pareek Sales Manager

It has been less than two months since AAP has come to power. We need to give them more time to settle down specially with Congress, BJP and the media trying to magnify everything against AAP. People need to show more faith in Kejriwal, he can’t bring in changes overnight. He has given us hope like no one else in the recent times. —Rahul Bhuyan Executive

AAP came in to power with a lot of promise. They are being supported from the outside, they have a lot to prove and people are expecting lot from them. There will be mudslinging and also internal issues because the party is at a nascent stage and it is growing beyond what it was earlier expected. I feel Kejriwal has a long way to go and lot to learn with respect to keeping his team tightly knit. What he has brought is a fresh breath of air and it is time that the people of whichever state elects their partymen to have patience as change can never be brought out in a day and it is a gradual process. —Narender Yadav Sales Executive

Shabdita Shrivastav, Sophia College

websites today. Seventy one per cent of the social networking website users are between he youth today is singing 18-29 years of age. In contrast, only 40 per cent only one song these days, that is 'Maybe I am of adults and 30 per cent aged addicted, I am out of control'. people use social networking Facebook is the drug that websites. It looks like there is keeps me from dying. Yes! no life beyond social networkThere seems to be a great ing sites. The different types of addiction among youngsters websites used by teens are about using social networking instant messaging, social websites like Facebook, websites, blogging, chat Twitter, etc. Statistics reveal rooms, etc. It is said that FB that almost 73 per cent of teens has taken over other social and 72 per cent of young adults websites. Statistics reveal that 73 per are using social networking


Time to move on...

Sneha Dhakan, Nagindas Khandwala College

I miss the old you, the new one is bad, Now you remember me only when you’re sad. It’s strange how you changed with a new guy, For him, how could you let the memories die? May be because friends come and friends go, But you will reap what you shall sow. Some people come in your life for a reason, I suppose I will leave with this season. I don’t feel shattered about it, I knew this would happen, trust me every bit. So now we move on with our lives, You take care with your new found besties five. Just three words I want to say, and I won’t lie, Get, Set, Goodbye...


With the recent political developments in the AAP, with MLAs showcasing their open dissent, do you feel the credibility of the Kejriwal led party is taking a beating all across India?

cent of the people use FB, 48 per cent use MySpace and 14 per cent use LinkedIn. I have seen people dig deep inside their BBs (Blackberry) to give out details of each and every moment of their lives. One of my friends recently updated saying “Facebook is my morning newspaper”. I have also come across many people who just click pictures to upload on FB and other sites! These people seriously need to give themselves a break. Though there are positive benefits of social networking websites like promoting talent, interacting with people with same interests, giving out useful information to people, healthy discussions, etc., there are negative impacts as well. Teens may be victims of sexual abuse, threat to life, insults through messages, and damage to social and professional image etc. The youth today prefers staying at home and chatting with friends. They do not want to play outdoor games, and do not take interest in what is happening in the outside world. This, in turn, makes them lethargic and lazy, and also affects their health. A study also states that teens spend 80 per cent of their time on social networking sites. Well, if this continues, things are going to be scarier in the near future.

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‘Penetration’ by Neeraj Goswami P

ainting to Neeraj Goswami is a form of self expression. His solo exhibition Penetration opens at Jehangir on Thursday. The artist says the human form has always been my subject or medium. It is reconstructed by breaking it and transforming to create visual rhythms. I feel these shapes and musical notes which create visual melody or music heard through the eyes. Neeraj has been in great demand as a muralist and a portrait painter. The exhibition by the artist 'Penetration' is at Jehangir till the 11th. It continues at the Viewing Room, Colaba from 18th to 26th February.

Nobody can paint Benares like Shirodkar BRUSH WITH ART



obody can paint Benares as Yashwant Shirodkar can. He brings in some beauty dimensions into the paintings. There is something in the paintings which has tranquil appeal. He paints the golden reflections of the moon, ancient structures in the temple, the flowing sacred Ganga

Arkay | ADC and the pilgrims – a superb picture of the holy place. There is no loud colours there but always muted colours – brown and yellow mostly. An yellow, brown glow lights up the canvas. And this time, he has painted some exquisite scenes of Rajasthan. He says he finds Rajasthan fascinating – with ancient buildings and temples. The river where people bathe and temple steps where people play or meditate appear in his paintings. The 62-year-old artist has shown his paintings not only in India but at several global

art centres. Oil and canvas is knife. this artist's favourite He is a prolific painter. medium, but he has done He has had no problems several water colours as well. about sale of his paintings. Sometimes he uses a palette He has a steady group of buy-

Visual art at Kala Ghoda Festival T

he Gibson GuitART is an arts and music project by Gibson, where six of India's most accomplished visual artists will use the iconic Gibson and Epiphone Les Raul Guitar as a canvas. The six artists invited by Gibson Guitar have been handicapped by the Kala Ghoda arts festival committee and feature some of India's most revered art talent: Mixed media artist Brinda Miller, sculptor Azam Khambatta, multidisciplinary artists Jaideep Mehrotra and Sunil Padwal from Mumbai and Delhi based prolific painter Paresh Maity and mixed media artist Seema Kohli. Visual Arts has the personghats of Benares was looted ality to play with all your senses and sensibilities. The year at up somewhere in my mem- the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival let the Visual Art surprise, shock, ory. I started unlocking the entice and compel you. The thematic for the 2014 festival is series on canvas with a series 'Moving Images' Diverse group of artists' find a space for their of procedures at first captur- talents and thoughts to manifest a form at the festival through ing the geometry of the space interactive installations and photography exhibits at Rampart and focusing only on the Row, Parking Lot, CSMVS Gardens, David Sassoon Library, Art moods and vibrancy through Entrance and Artists' Centre. colour...” The artist's chosen tool for rendition of his thoughts has always been the knife. He works with layers and layers of colour applied by the knife. “Every stroke obscures the last one and brings me a step closer to my energy Memories of Benares”. The exhibition will be at the Jehangir till Feb 12. Contact: 9821170297/ 9820937454.

Show by Upendra Naik B

enares seems to have inspired many artists. Upendra Nayak's exhibition with paintings on Banares is own view at the Jehangir Art Gallery. Upendra Naik returns to the gallery with the painting after 35 years. When the artists went round Benares sometime in 1970 with his father, the memories of the place were etched in his memory. What we see is a mix of impressionist, expressionist and abstract work. The strokes of the knife creates myriad depths on canvas. Upendra Nayak says: “As my father's assistant in the 60s and 70s, I accumulated a lot of photographs of Benares. The photographs were devoid of colour. The mood and the spirit of the

Show by Upendra Naik

Installation at Kala Ghoda Festival.

ers. The exhibition is at Artland Gallery, Explanade Mansion, Kala Gahoda. Contact: Sunil Chauhan: 9820079405.


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We took the bold step of rationalising reserve prices and on the first day itself you have bids worth Rs 40,000 crore. If you have an irrational reserve price, the market will not be attractive. I have been saying that.

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal

BUSINESS BRIEFS Vedanta To Bid For HZL Shares If Price Lucrative, Says Agarwal

Vedanta will bid for acquiring remaining government stake in Hindustan Zinc if the price offered is lucrative, its chairman Anil Agarwal said yesterday. "We will see the process (for bidding for HZL). If it is lucrative, why not," he said. He was talking to reporters here after a meeting with Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram.

Markets Close Flat

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (February 5, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell marginally on Tuesday (February 04, 2014) a net 0.90 points (0.01%) and closed at the 6000 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 5947 points level on weak global cues. It then declined further and registered the day’s low at the 5933 points level at 9.20 a.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement until 2.03 p.m. It then rose sharply into the green and then registered the day’s high at the 6017 points level at 2.31 p.m. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement to close the day on a flat note. The Nifty witnessed a choppy session moved in a range of 85 points and closed at the psychologically important 6000 points level. Sentiment turned bullish towards the end of a session and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 31 were gainers, while 19 were losers. Buying was seen in banking, FMCG, power, auto, realty and consumer durables, while selling was witnessed in IT, technology, healthcare, metal and oil & gas stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 16.33%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was neutral. Amongst all the traded stocks, 717 were gainers, 722 were losers and 67 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator is in the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues).

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 30 level and is now turned flat (positive if it rises).

MACD Indicator: The MACD is below zero and is declining (negative if it continues). It is below its 9-day Average (negative). ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the –DI line and both lines are diverging (negative if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is flat. No signal here.

support is at the 5958 points level. The next support is at the 5877 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6372 points level. The next resistance is at the 6424 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 = 5984 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5950. Support (2) = 5900. Resistance (1) = 6035. Resistance (2) = 6069.


On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a long white body candle on substantially higher volumes as the markets opened down with a gap and closed at a higher level. This is positive. However, the index is still below its 5, 15 and 25 days moving averages and all the three averages are declining and also negatively trended. Further, the velocity parameters too indicate weakness. All these indicate a negative bias. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels. Incidentally, the index is near its 200 days average which is at the 5974 points level. (It tested that level intra-day yesterday). This could be a strong support level and there is a possibility that the index could reverse from there. However, if it declines below it, than it would indicate a change in the primary trend and a further decline could be expected. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 6057) Negative. Is below its 15-day average (at 6201) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 6205) Negative. Is above its 200-day average (at 5974) Positive.

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a weak market but with a neutral bias.

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main Disclaimer: Investment recommendations made in ‘ADC’ are for information purposes only and derived from sources that are deemed to be reliable but their accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. ‘ADC’ or the analyst/writer does not accept any liability for the use of this column for the buying or selling of securities. Readers of this newspaper who buy or sell securities based on the information in this newspaper are solely responsible for their actions. ‘ADC’ and/or its affiliates and/or employees and/or the author, his company or his acquaintances may have interests/ positions, financial or otherwise in the securities mentioned in this newspaper.

NSE Directs Brokers To Implement Risk Reduction Mode

Country's leading bourse National Stock Exchange (NSE) has asked trading members to 'compulsorily' implement a risk reduction mode when 95% of their capital is utilised towards margins. The move is applicable for the currency derivative segment and would be effective from February 10, NSE said in a circular. "To enhance the risk management capabilities of the members and to avoid a situation of disablements, member shall be compulsorily placed in risk reduction mode when 95 per cent of the member's capital is utilised towards margins," it said.

Auto Expo To Start Today; New Models To Be Unveiled

India's flagship automobile show Auto Expo will kick off today with companies hoping that new models to be unveiled during the spectacle will help revive demand at a time when the sector is going through a prolonged slump. The first two days of the expo to be held from February 5-11 has been reserved for media and entry for general public will open from February 7.

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Expands Its Footprint

Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India’s No. 1 multi-brand certified used car company expanded its footprint in Mumbai with the inauguration of three dealerships in Kandivali, Borivali and Panvel. Star Auto India is located at Kandivali, while Crescendo Automobiles is located at Borivali and Car Planet Wheels Pvt. Ltd. the new dealership in Panvel and is located at Plot No. 23, Panvel Industrial Estate. MFCWL is planing to expand 500 outlets by 2016.

Elder Pharma To Focus On Growth Of Its Brands

Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd which is well-known for its calcium supplement Shelcal, post the Torrent Pharmaceuticals Rs. 2004 crore deal plans to strengthen its remaining existing brands including Eldervit and Somazina and position further in the growing Nutraceuticals segment by launching more products. Apart from strengthening its existing brands, the company also plans to concentrate and build on its domestic business of anti-infectives, strengthen its in-license portfolio and grow its business in the UK and in Europe. At the same time, it would explore the possibility of entering new therapeutics areas.

Cooper Corporation Launches Gensets Under CPCB II

Cooper Corporation, an Engine Major launched Gensets under the Stringent Emission Norms by CPCB II. The new emission norms will come into effect from 1st April 2014. Cooper Corporation’s ECOPACK gensets comply with the latest CPCB II Emission Limits applied by the Central Pollution Control Board for new diesel engines up to 800KVA. The ECOPACK Genset is lighter in weight, smaller in size and meets with US & European Emission norms. The entire range the ECOPACK Gensets goes up to 180 KVA powered by 3, 4 and 6 Cylinder Cooper engines.

Tata Power Moves HC Bench Against Order On CAG Audit

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, one of the three private discoms, yesterday moved the Delhi High Court against a single judge bench order refusing to stay the city government's decision asking the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India to audit its accounts. The single judge bench had on January 24 not allowed the plea for interim relief to Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group firms, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd, BSES Yamuna Power Ltd, and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd that the order of CAG audit of their accounts be stayed.

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Income Inequality Rises In India, Says IMF

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By Lalit K Jha


he net worth of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s billionaire community has soared 12-fold in 15 years - enough to eliminate absolute poverty twice over in the country, where income inequality is also on the rise, according to the IMF. Seven out of ten people in the world today live in countries where inequality has increased over the past three decades, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all keenly aware that income inequality has been rising in most countries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In India, the net worth of the billionaire community increased 12fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty in this country twice over,â&#x20AC;? she said while delivering the Richard Dimbleby Lecture in

London, according to the copy of the speech made available by the IMF. The richest 85 people in the world own the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population, Lagarde said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the US, inequality is back to where it was before the Great Depression, and the richest 1 per cent captured 95 per cent of all income gains since 2009, while the bottom 90 per cent got poorer,â&#x20AC;? Lagarde said, ruing that in the past, economists have underestimated the importance of inequality. Observing that over the next three decades, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population will get much larger and much older, she said that in 30 years time, there will be about two billion more people on the planet, including three quarters of a billion people over the age of 65. By 2020, for the first time

ever, there will be more old people over 65 than children under five, Lagarde said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The geographical distribution will also change - young populations in regions like Africa and South Asia will increase sharply, while Europe, China, and Japan will age and shrink. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the coming decades, we expect India to surpass China, and Nigeria to surpass the United States, in terms of population. And both China and India will start ageing in the near future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This can create problems on both ends of the demographic spectrum - for youthful countries and for greying countries. Right now, the young countries are seeing a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;youth bulgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, with almost three billion people half the global population - under 25. This could prove a boon or a bane, a demographic dividend or a demographic time bomb,â&#x20AC;? Lagarde said. (PTI / Washington)

Reliance Cos Have A History Of Payment Defaults, Says NTPC By A Business Reporter

NTPC should be paid as soon as possible.â&#x20AC;? arning of a cut in power supChoudhury said the companies plies in the National Capital, have a history of payment issues. state-owned NTPC yesterday He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not the first notice said Reliance Group owned distri- on BSES. They have been conbution companies here have a his- stantly defaulting in their payment tory of payment defaults and their security mechanism and this time electricity supply would be cur- it is the outstanding dues also.â&#x20AC;? tailed if they fail to pay their dues However, the company added that by Monday. there are no payment issues with After issuing notices to BSES Ra- Tata Power Delhi Distribution jdhani and BSES Yamuna on Satur- Limited, another discom which day, NTPC yesterday said that it is supplies electricity in the National in trouble and unless its dues are Capital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tata Power has been paycleared the company may have to ing their bills in time, we never had stop power supply to these dis- a problem with them. With BSES coms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are in a difficult situa- this is the third time we are facing


India, Key Source Of Growth For Facebook By A Business Reporter


merging markets like India are a â&#x20AC;&#x153;key sourceâ&#x20AC;? of growth for Facebook, with increasing number of users logging onto the site through handsets, driving up its advertising revenues 76% to $2.34 billion during the December quarter. Of this, mobile advertising revenue represented about 53%, growing from around 23% a year-ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In all regions, an increasing number of our Daily Active Users (DAUs) are accessing Facebook through mobile devices, with users in Brazil, US and India representing key sources of mobile growth on average during December 2013 as compared to the same period during 2012,â&#x20AC;? Facebook

said. Also, Monthly Active Users (MAUs) in India stood at 93 million at the end of December 2013, of which 75 million logged in through their mobile phones. Globally, Facebook - which turns 10 today - reported 1.23 billion MAUs, up 16% year-on-year, and 945 million mobile MAUs, up 39% from the year-ago period. The California-headquartered firm added that 395 million mobile DAUs accessed Facebook solely through mobile devices or its mobile website on average during the month ended December 31, 2013, increasing 65% from 240 million during the same month in 2012. The remaining 161 million mobile DAUs accessed Facebook from both personal com-

puters and mobile devices during December 2013, it said. Facebook said DAUs from India stood at 41 million in the December quarter of 2013, while mobile DAUs stood at 31 million. Worldwide, Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DAUs rose by 22% to 757 million on average in the December 2013 quarter compared to the corresponding period of 2012. Mobile DAUs jumped 49% to 556 million on average during the same period. Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market performance beat market expectations for the third quarter in a row, as the social networking giant posted a healthy 63% growth in revenues at $2.59 billion for October-December 2013 compared to $1.59 billion in the year-ago period.

tion. If we are not paid in time, we will have to regulate nearly 2,000 MW of power, we have (other) buyers for it,â&#x20AC;? Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, Arup Roy Choudhury said. When asked for comments, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This issue is between DERC (Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission), the discoms in Delhi and the state government, it is not for Power Ministry to comment but what we certainly do hope is that the dues rightfully in the case of

problems,â&#x20AC;? Choudhury added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do not have TPA (Third Party Protection Audit) with the Delhi government like other governments. The discoms (in other states) are saved by state governments through the TPAs, under which we get payment from the states under the state allocation,â&#x20AC;? he said. These bills, due to BSES Rajdhani and Yamuna, are for the amount of power consumed in December and billed in January to be payable by the end of January.

CII Asks Delhi, Rajasthan To Reconsider Decision On Retail FDI By A Business Reporter

all sectors,â&#x20AC;? said the letter to Kejriwal. The Commerce and Industry ndustry body CII has asked the Ministry, however, is in the process governments of Delhi and Ra- of seeking legal opinion on whether jasthan to reconsider their decisions the states can opt out of the policy to scrap the FDI policy for multi- overturning their earlier brand retail as such investments decisions. Further, the CII letter to would help create millions of jobs Raje said that the policy will help and benefit consumers. Rajasthan farmers in getting good In separate letters to the Delhi CM prices. Arvind Kejriwal and Rajasthan CM Twelve states, mostly CongressVasundhara Raje, CII President S led, had agreed to allow global reGopalakrishnan said that about 10 tailers to open supermarket chains. million jobs are estimated to be cre- The other states include Maharashated in the retail sector many of tra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. which would be accrued to the re- The central government permitted spective states. 51% FDI in multi-brand retail tradâ&#x20AC;&#x153;...we would like to suggest that ing in September 2012 and left its your esteemed government recon- implementation to the states. So far, sider its stance on FDI in multi- only UK-based Tescoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to brand retail in order to attract more invest in the sector has been cleared investments into the state across by the central government.


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Living it up

wines did the rounds at Vino Fest 2014, the wine festival at Phoenix FINE Marketcity. Hosted by Shamita and Mashoom Singha, this spirited soiree included fashion, music and drum performances, wine tastings and a salsa showcase.

Guests sipped Nine Hills wines and had a bite of exotic cheese, veg and non-veg platters. Waluscha De Sousa, Carol Gracias, Pia and Binal Trivedi, Sanea Shaikh, Shonali Nagrani, Mehak Chahal and Anushka Manchanda were all there.

Saddle up

was a feast of fashion, fascinators and IT fedoras at the Indian Derby bountiful brunch at Thalassa at Olive. Shamita Shetty,

Vivek Jain, Delna Ponawalla, Mohit Lalvani and Rinaa Shah who showcased her attractive accessories were there. Guests lived it up with the Signature cocktail called Saddle Up as they listened to Clarry Devisser on vocals and guitar. And the winner of the contests of the Signature Selfies App, designed by Atul Kasbekar, was Chanchal Malhotra.


Glam slam

the horses that were the centre of attraction there BESIDES was much glamour on the first day of the McDowell Signature Indian Derby 2014 weekend. On the fashion front designer Swapnil Shinde showcased his collection titled ‘And the award goes to’ inspired by the red carpet. International performers Serenity Sisters with their spectacular Broadway act, music by The Mr. Printer Band, magician Yong Tian, bubble dancers and jugglers pepped up the proceedings.


Dark spark

beauties were on the DUSKY wall and in the room as Vikram Bawa launched his calendar

Marcellus Baptista

at Gallery Art and Soul. Viewing the images of the calendar that showcased the beauty of dusky skin were the likes of Swara Bhaskar, Shamita Shetty, Ashmit Patel, Kabir Bedi, Parveen Dusanj, Kainaat Arora, Parizad Kolah, Carol Gracias, Sony Kaur, Evelyn Sharma and Umesh Pherwani among many others. And it was time for some fine wines and hors d’oeuvres.



Life and times

Waves was the venue for Sushmita Sen to TITLE launch Shraddha Soni’s book ‘I am Life’ as she spoke about her connection with the book and

her ‘I am’ tattoo that she sports. Word has it that the book is a fast-paced story that would grow on you as a modern tale and also a window into what could be your spiritual quest. After that, book lovers decided to pick up the book that has been called an edgy, modern-day fable that would embark you on a mystical journey.





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ACROSS: 1.Parent 6.Arms 10.Verdi 13.Aphid 14.Achieve 15.Margin 16.East 17.Greek 18.Deadpan 19.Austria 20.Exhale 21.Open 23.Steno 25.Riotous 28.Odes 30.Idle 32.Horseshoe 35.Ibid 37.Auger 38.Krishna 40.Infuse 43.Tarzan 44.Door 45.Rei 46.Amnesia 49.Nudge 52.Gueridon 54.Ing 55.Pipes 57.Sms 58.Cat 59.Exist 60.Ink 61.Strength 62.Egypt 65.Whisker 68.Apt 70.Perk 72.Anomie 73.Grieve 75.Letters 76.Aegis 79.Esel 81.Comatulid 82.Near 83.Flaw 86.Urodele 87.Ghana 92.Glam 93.Inhale 94.Marathi 95.Bumping 96.Amaze 97.Lane 98.Nuncio 99.Evangel 100.Amuse 101.Easer 102.Soot 103.Darted DOWN: 1.Pampers 2.England 3.Tenders 4.Catacomb 5.Whipcord 6.Adenosis 7.Satan 8.Phase 9.Fears 10.Vegas 11.Reeve 12.Irksome 22.Eola 24.Taste 26.Horn 27.Issue 29.Ethos 31.Euro 32.Heirs 33.Owing 34.Drum 35.Iata 36.In Rags 39.Patent 41.Fruit 42.Singe 46.Apple 47.Nippy 48.Liver 50.Drink 51.Enter 53.Organs 56.Sitar 57.Skate 58.Chimes 63.Gesso 64.Speed 65.Well 66.Intel 67.Earn 69.Pious 71.Rein 73.Grain 74.Vain 77.Seal 78.Drumbeat 79.Enormous 80.Eyeliner 81.Cognate 83.Feigned 84.Athanor 85.Toehold 88.Amass 89.Ameer 90.Break 91.Stage 92.Gills.

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Aries 6th Magh Shuklapaksha Ashwini Mesh (Aries) A.L.I. Red and Grey 1

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: A good year is ahead of you. Financial gains will accrue to you through travel related work. You will sign fresh contracts and agreements that will prove profitable. A change of job or work is indicated which will prove beneficial. Students starting out their career this year will receive a lucrative offer. Sports persons will do well in competitions. The married will face a few problems in their personal life. The ill health of an elder at home will cause concern this year. Your own health may require attention during the same period. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will have bright eyes, broad forehead alert, energetic and selfopinionated. General all round good knowledge will lead to many good opportunities. Will do well in public life, marketing, business, agriculture or land development. Overseas influences are strongly indicated and favorable. Will be loving and attached to family. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): All your efforts put into a certain venture fail to bring any results. Seek help of someone, even if it means sharing your profits. There is no shortcut to success. You will have to work hard and pursue your goal with a single-minded dedication. You will have the help and support of others. An improvement in your love life makes you happy and secure. However, you need to reassure your mate by being demonstrative.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): There are minor adjustments to be made. Pay attention to paper work and study documents carefully before giving your approval. A tempting job offer is likely but you may discover later that things are not what they seem to be. Home life exudes warmth. This is the time to make it up to your beloved and restore faith and confidence in those who love you.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Care should especially be taken against sloppy handling of an important issue. Even a minor mistake or error in judgment could land you in deep trouble. And do not compound your problems by entering into an argument with a senior. Try to keep a low profile. A tendency to flirt could land you in an embarrassing situation. Try not to push your luck, since you are already committed elsewhere.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Helplessness and a vacuum feel claustrophobic. Do not sit around and mope, it is totally uncharacteristic of you. A walk in the outdoors should cheer you up and put things in the right perspective in your mind. You will get a chance to push things through that are close to your heart. Your preoccupation with your own problems affects your personal relationship. Perhaps you should share your problems to ease the burden.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Plan your immediate needs and work towards achieving it. Hard work and perseverance will certainly get rewarded. If you find yourself constricted in any manner, do not hesitate to seek help and advice of others. Take the initiative to patch up your difference with a colleague or an associate. A person you admire secretly seems to be getting drawn towards you. You have an exciting relationship in the making.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You will manage to achieve a work target. Financial position is comfortable and you can safely invest some money in securities or bonds. Avoid speculative trading for a loss is certain in such activities. Plans for an intended journey or project will be discussed and could lead to a late night. You will be happy by spending time with a romantic companion. The single could get a marriage proposal worth considering.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You have a fortunate day ahead and if you take a few calculated risks you can make substantial gains. If making money is on your mind go ahead and take some chances. The employed can put forward their demands, which will receive sympathetic hearing. With a lot on your mind you may want to seek solace with your mate. You will get love support and understanding from the one who loves you.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): An unrealistic lifestyle and chaotic timings could begin to affect your health. Take an early break and look after yourself. Home affairs are charged with tension. With too much on your mind you may not be in the mood for love or a romantic meeting. You just need space and time to yourself to sort your thoughts out.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): News or a message from afar is favorable. This piece of news requires you to work overtime that could upset your plans for other important issues Since you cannot change your agenda at short notice there could be an overlapping of appointments. Some happy event taking place in your family will turn the family atmosphere into a festival of sorts. All differences and discord vanish.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You could feel that there is nothing much happening in your life and it seems to be the end of the line. You need to be patient and avoid interfering with natural process of things. Destiny has its own way of working and all our endeavors to change or improve matters are in vain. Togetherness in a marital relationship seems to be missing perhaps because you have other issues on your mind. There could be further distances if you are not careful.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Avoid taking anything for granted regardless of how satisfactory things may appear. Give assistance only where it will be appreciated. You should be able to obtain the results you desire by combining efforts with the work of others. Family will be supportive of your actions. You will meet a person of great charm. It seems you will develop an instant liking but it is prudent not to show an eagerness to get to know the person better.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You will receive a couple of new proposals that are interesting. This is the right time to expand your business or to branch out into a new field of activity. You will get all the necessary support, and most of your task gets concluded with relative ease if you keep yourself flexible. You may be getting fascinated by someone you have been introduced to recently. You get an opportunity to meet this person again at a social get-together.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4885 ACROSS: 1 Capital of Chhattisgarh (6) 7 Counter to poison (8) 8 Nonsense or rubbish (slang usage) (4) 10 Roof workers (6) 11 Beat with the fists (6) 14 ___ after : inquire about a person? (3) 16 Disguises (5) 17 Absorbed in one's work, perhaps (4) 19 Ventured (5) 21 Air-raid warning (5) 22 Makes a grating sound or says gratingly? (5) 23 Pieces of wet spongy ground (4) 26 Aircraft captain (5) 28 Regional Airline Assoc. (3) 29 Rascals (6) 30 Didn't fail? (6) 31 Get _ __ on the back : be appreciated (1,3) 32 Bookish (8) 33 Colonise by migration to a country, etc. (6)

DOWN: 1 Bird of prey (6) 2 Cleanest (6) 3 Knocks vigorously (4) 4 Naphtha for example? (7) 5 Catastrophes, crises or breakdowns, in a way? (5) 6 Breakfast and dinner (5) 8 Applaud (4) 9 Biblical boat made by Noah (3) 12 Affected with insanity (3) 13 ___ out : making last longer? (5) 15 Twists out of shape (5) 18 Savoury jelly (5) 19 Pluto, god of the lower world (3) 20 Resident, in short (3) 21 Mountain range in Central India (7) 22 Read-Only Memory (3)


SUDOKU 2071 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.


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Today’s clue: M equals O

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

23 Blackish igneous rock (6) 24 Hop drying kiln (4) 25 Dignified or staid (6) 26 A sacred song (5)

27 Starbucks order (5) 28 Hit sharply (3) 30 Bears a cost or penalty, in recompense for some action (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Gurtu, 6 Hates, 9 As usual, 10 Sigma, 11 Imbue, 12 Bells, 13 Angered, 15 Per, 17 User, 18 Inside, 19 Flung, 20 Tomboy, 22 Bete, 24 Sos, 25 Generic, 26 Snort, 27 Blood, 28 Gorse, 29 Uranium, 30 Usury, 31 Meter. DOWN: 2 Unions, 3 Tamper, 4 Usa, 5 Asked, 6 Hailing, 7 Alms, 8 Exuded, 12 Belly, 13 Aunts, 14 Germs, 15 Piper, 16 Rebec, 18 Inset, 19 Foundry, 21 Oodles, 22 Become, 23 Tissue, 25 Grand, 26 Sour, 28 Gum.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1890 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

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior

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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: 18 average; 20 good; 22 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: cork, fork, frock, hick, hock, kith, pick, PITCHFORK, pock, pork, prick, rock, thick, tick, trick.




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TIGER KEEPS HIS DATE WITH INDIA N CLEAN STRIKE... Golfer Tiger Woods tees off at the Delhi Golf Course on his first visit to India. [Below] Woods acknowledges the crowd’s presence.

EW DELHI: The legendary Tiger Woods kept his date with India as the world number one golfer not only tamed the difficult Delhi Golf Course with a nine-under score but also conquered hearts of the thousands of people who came to have a glimpse of him. In a lucrative 18-hole exhibition match, Woods mesmerised the spectators with his immaculate sense of the game as he hardly put a foot wrong and had most greens in regulation in the DGC, which is known for its narrow fairways. The top golfer has been reportedly paid Rs 15 crore to play a round of golf with Munjal and his guests. A visage of Woods appeared around the fairways after compere Alan Wilkins announced the golfer's arrival at the first hole. After a few practice shots and exchange of pleasentaries, Woods teed off amid a couple of thousands people who had thronged the DGC, which was supposed to be a hushed-up private event here. Dressed in a blue tee-shirt, black trousers and white cap, Tiger started off with a wonderful shot straight down the middle, which was the hallmark of the man although the day as he played along with his host Munjal exclusively for the first nine holes and returned with a card of six-under. In the next nine holes, Woods was accompanied by Rajiv Singh of DLF and Justice Vikramajit Sen of Supreme Court on the 10th and 11th holes, while leading Indian woman golfer Sharmila Nicollet played a couple of holes at the 12th and 13th,

before media honchos Prannoy Roy and Aveek Sarkar joined the golf great at the DGC. On the last three holes, it was a skins game between two teams -- Pawan Munjal-Tiger Woods vs Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri, which ended on an even keel with Kapur winning the 17th hole with a birdie and Munjal and Woods pocketing the 18th hole with both hitting birdies on the last. After the end of the 18th hole, Woods waved to the more than 5000 crowd which had gathered near the stand and cheered the American legend, whose visit was organised by World Sports Group (WSG). "Thanks so much for the time, it was an absolute blast. It is hard to say how much fun I had today. It was a narrow golf course and I was nervous with my tee shot. My best buddy Arjun (Atwal) told me so much about India and I am happy

Tendulkar’s so cool, says Woods after meeting him

They are legends in their own domain, but it seems iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has managed to floor ace golfer Tiger Woods when the two greats caught up in the Capital on Tuesday. After meeting Tendulkar and his family here, Woods wrote on micro-blogging site 'Twitter' that the batting genius was a "cool" guy. "Just met a cricket legend and his family. Sachin Tendulkar @sachin_rt was so cool and loved being welcomed to India," Tiger wrote on his twitter handle. Woods met Tendulkar and his family on his arrival at a five star hotel here. While Woods is in town to take part in an exhibition match at a private event at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC), Tendulkar is here to receive Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour. Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket in November last year, has been a keen follower of golf.

THE MASTER WITH HIS ‘RATNA’... President Pranab Mukherjee confers legendary cricketer SachinTendulkar with country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. to be here. Thank You so much," said Woods, who donated some portion of the money he earned from the event to charity organisation. Woods found the bunker only twice but he found his way out on both the occasions. The only time, he had to drop a shot at the 11th hole when his tee shot landed on the bushes of the DGC. It cost him a bogey. Munjal, dressed in a green teeshirt and white trousers, played the entire stretch of 18 holes and after

the round promised that he would bring Woods to play a tournament in India soon. "The way Woods was playing, I think he should come back again to play in Indian Open. I am honoured to be able to get him to India on his first visit. Let me say it won't be his last visit to India," Munjal said. The veil of secrecy that enveloped the run-up to the event didn't stop people from stealing a glimpse of Woods as they came in hordes and followed him all through out the 18holes.

Some favourites and many shock winners


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Dr. Vijay Mallya presenting the McDowell Signature Trophy to owners of Alaindair. At extreme right is Champaklal Zaveri, chairman, RWITC Stewards Committee. Owners: N.R. Devialiwalla, Miss Ameena Mehra and G.R. Sethi.

Mrs. K.N. Dhunjibhoy (second from left) receiving the B.K. Ruttomsey Memory Multi-Million Trophy after the win of Merchant of Venice. At extreme right is RWITC chairman Vivek Jain. H horse is owned by Mr. and Mrs. K.N. Dhunjibhoy and Mr. and Mrs. Z.K. Dhunjibhoy.

Dr. Vijay Mallya presenting the White Mischief Cup to Dr. Y.K. Hamied, owner of Way Out which won the race.

Great run by Mumbai horses – Starry Eye and Circle of Life By Timur


he run of Starry Eyes and Circle of Life was indeed great. Two trainers Cooji Katrak and Pesi Shroff have worked wonders with the horses. Pesi has been patiently improving Circle of Life and there was hope he would make. Cooji Katraik had some problems with Starry Eyes, but he did not give up but worked hard on the horse. Starry Eyes and Circle of Life placed second and third in McDowell Signature Derby. What was disappointing was the run of Murioi. It was a hot favourite. It did not reproduce its Guineas run. Maybe in the Derby, the distance was against it. It came 4th in the Derby race. M.A.M. Ramasway must have been disappointed by its run. The horse did not live up to its expectations. Half the number of races were mercifully won by

favourites. It looked in the beginning of the afternoon, all would be well and favourites would win most the race, but that did not happen. In the first, well-backed horse Hidden Asset won. Narendra Lagad trained horse Double Diamond did attract betting, but it could only place. Way Out, Cooji Katrak trained horse was available at 2 to 1. In a spirited late dash it won the race. In the Kanga Gold Trophy, the winner was Supreme Star which was trained by M. Narredu. It was available at 7 to 2 in the ring. A great run was by Deja Vu which was available at 20 to 1. It missedmaking it by just a shorthand. Supreme Star and Deja Vu forget it out stride by stride but the former won by a shorthand. Sheer Class, owned by Vijay Mallya and trained by Pesi Shroff won the Antiquity Blue

K.N. Dhunjibhoy (right) and Mrs. Dhunjibhoy and A.S. Narielwala leading in Merchant of Venice.

Supreme Star owned by Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy won the R.N. Kanga Gold Trophy. Photo shows trainer Malesh Narredu (extreme left) receiving the trophy. Next to Narredu is Champaklal Zaveri and on the right Vivek Jain.

Dr. Y.K. Hamied (right) leading in Way Out after it won the race.

Fusion of the Finest Cup. Trained by Pesi Shroff it was quite an easy winner. Reynolds appears to be a good one. Owned by Mr and Mrs K.N. Dhunjibhoy and Mr

B.K. Ruttonsey Memorial Maiden Multi-Million. There was one more outsider in the race — Wild Waves — trained by Altaf Husain.

and Mrs Z.K. Dhunjibhoy, the hrose won easily. It can win again. Mr and Mrs K.N. Dhunjibhoy led in a double on Derby day — Merchant of Venice in

Mrs. K.N. Dhunjibhoy receiving the McDowell's No. 1 Platinum Trophy after the win of Reynolds. Next to her on the left is K.N. Dhunjibhoy. At the centre is RWITC chairman Vivek Jain.

Runs to remember: Starry Sky, Circle of Life, Last Chance, Way Out, Elite Model, Hachiko, Deja Ku, Double Diamond.

Sheer Class which won the Antiquity Blue fusion of the Finest Cup being led in by trainer Pesi Shroff (holding the reins on the right). The horse is owned by Dr. Vijay Mallaya.


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IN BRIEF Mundhe, Gogte bag titles

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko and Chelsea's Nemanja Matic battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England.


ANCHESTER: Branislav Ivanovic's first-half cracker and Jose Mourinho's tactical mastery helped classy Chelsea claim a 1-0 win on Monday at Premier League title rivals Manchester City who failed to score at home for the first time this season. Chelsea's battling victory put the Londoners level on 53 points with second-placed City and within two points of league leaders Arsenal after 24 games. It also ended City's run of scoring in 61 consecutive home league games since 2010. Ivanovic struck just after the half-hour mark when Ramires' effort was blocked by Vincent Kompany and fell for the Serbian right back, who let fly first time from the edge of the box and saw his powerful left-foot shot nestle in the far corner. City had chances to equalise but Chelsea, who also hit the woodwork three times, were al-


ways a threat on the break in an absorbing contest, which was decided by Mourinho's ability to find the perfect blend between attack and defence. "We showed a lot of character, and created a lot of chances. We spent a good couple of days working on their strengths and weaknesses - that is typical Jose Mourinho," Chelsea captain John Terry told Sky Sports. "We have a couple of games at home now to kick on. We must win them as we dropped points against West Ham last week," he added referring to a frustrating 00 draw at Stamford Bridge. Monday's game was billed as a potential early title decider by some, such has been City's incredible form and the widely held belief that wily Chelsea are their most likely challengers despite Arsenal having led the race for much of the season. In the battle between the team with the best attack and the outfit

saved by Joe Hart after the shaky home defence had fallen away during another foray by the Londoners. Purists feared the often cautious Mourinho might "park the bus", an accusation the Portuguese coach has used about sides playing too defensively against his team, but instead the game was easy on the eye. A lively atmosphere in an unusually dry Manchester added to the sense of occasion but there was stunned silence apart from an ecstatic band of away fans as soon as Ivanovic struck the winner having not been tracked by Silva. "They scored a beautiful goal, not an easy goal, he hit it from a long way out with the outside of his foot but before their goal we had clear chances to score, so I don't think there was a Chelsea continually broke at pace problem with the way we and Ramires tapped the ball into played," City boss Manuel Pellethe net with the offside flag raised grini told reporters as he bebefore having a very good effort moaned injuries in his squad.

with the meanest defence in the league, both managers chose a more defensive midfield than usual to try to take charge of the game at the Etihad Stadium. Centre backs Martin Demichelis and David Luiz were employed in the centre of the park for City and Chelsea respectively and the visitors' playmaker Oscar was left on the bench but the game started openly with both sides having decent sniffs at goal. Free-scoring City, without injured Argentine talisman Sergio Aguero, threatened when Alvaro Negredo fired over and Yaya Toure twice went close but David Silva had the best opportunity after 18 minutes when his close range finish squirmed wide.


Anand draws with Carlsen, occupies joint fourth spot Z

URICH: Viswanathan Anand mantained his composure and played out an easy draw against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge here. Former world champion Anand finished the classical section on four points with one win, two draws and two losses and the Indian will have to do some recovery act in the rapid section that follows. Carlsen continued to lead the tables handsomely as his nearest rival Levon Aronian suffered a defeat at the hands of Fabiano Caruana of Italy. Carlsen, on eight points, enjoys two points lead over Aronian who remained on six points. Carauana

Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against world champion Magnus Carlsen. moved to sole third spot on five points under the unique scoring system in place here that gives two points for a win and one for a draw. Anand and Hikaru Nakamura of the United States share the fourth

spot on four points each. In the other game of the day, Boris Gelfand of Israel played out a draw against Nakamura to take his tally to three points in the six-player round-robin tournament. The rapid leg of the event will now begin with five games to be played with reverse colours on the final day. For each win here, however, only one point will be awarded and this makes Carlsen a huge favourite for the title. Anand played it very safe against Carlsen. Up against the Berlin defense, the Indian went for a quite anti-system that led to exchange of pieces at regular intervals. The pawn structure was symmetrical giving no hopes to either player and the exchanges led

to a opposite colour Bishops endgame in fairly quick time. The game went on for 40 moves before the duo signed peace. Aronian was subdued by Caruana out of the Marshall Gambit. Caruana gave his extra pawn in the middle game to reach a slightly better ending and then forcibly won a pawn. The technicalities remained for a long time and Aronian crumbled under pressure in the end, making a blunder when he could have still posed resistance. The game lasted 66 moves. Gelfand and Nakamura played a quite draw in a closed Sicilian. Nakamura with white did not get any complications favouring him and the two decided to repeat moves early in the middle game.

MUMBAI: Former India number three Anil Mundhe of Pune and Ratnagiri based Maitreyee Gogte of Mumbai claimed men and women singles titles in the sixth Maharashtra State Ranking Carrom Tournament 2014 held at Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Dadar on Tuesday. Pune's Anil Munde rose to challenge with a confident attack and defense game to record a thrilling victory against unseeded former India number two Vilas Dalvi of Thane. Anil Munde showed solid concentration and steelynerves to sideline in form opponent Vils Dalvi 25-17, 14-25, 25-9 in a thrilling three games encounter to clinch the top honours. Earlier Anil Munde of Pune booked his berth in the final by overcoming Ashok Gaur of Mumbai 25-6, 25-19 in straight games.

Falcon Bros soar to easy win

MUMBAI: Mazagaon outfit Falcon Brothers soared to a comfortable 3-1 win against Naval Dockyard in a First Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league, played at the St. Xavierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ground, Parel on Tuesday. The scores were locked 1-all at the end of the first half. Lloyd Mendes, Clinton Mendes and Rohan Thomas struck a goal each for the winners, while Naval Dockyard reduced the margin through Vishal Nijap. Earlier in another match, Borivalians Steadfast FC eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Juhu Beach United. Azhar Bhatt netted the all-important winning goal. Meanwhile Valainkani Boys and Challengers SC shared honours as they were engaged in a tame goalless draw.

Manglore Blues SC to meet Star of Canara SC in the finals

MUMBAI: Manglore Blues SC will clash against Star of Canara SC in the finals of the 18th Late Ramanath Payyade Memorial League Football Trophy 2013-2014. In the first match, Manglore Blues SC emerged victorious against a fighting Satya Vijaya SC 2-0. A goal scored on either side of the half helped Manglore Blues SC to overcome their opponents. Ronnel and Kenny D'souza scored a goal each to help their team sail through. The other clash between Star of Canara SC and Kanara Bros SC ended in a 1-1 draw. Star of Canara SC started in usual fashion as they started attacking from the kick off but, it was Kanara Bros SC who snatched the lead through Ryan D'souza. It looked as though Kanara Bros SC will secure a win and enter the finals but, their dream was thrashed when jersey no.7 of Star of Canara SC, Glen Moraes netted a penalty.

Mumbai u-19 Jai Bishta scores breezy century for HPCL

MUMBAI: BPCL, ONGC & HPCL won their league matches with consummate ease on the second day of the Indian Oil organised PSPB T-20 Cricket Tournament in Mumbai. Last editionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runners up ONGC thrashed EIL by 9 wickets in a Group B match at the MIG CC ground. Electing to field, ONGC restricted EIL to 126 for 5 wickets. The experienced Virender Sharma top scored for EIL with a fine fifty. ONGC raced to their target in a mere 8.3 overs with the opening duo of Unmukt Chand (33 runs) and Sandeep Sharma (70 n.o.) sharing a 64 run partnership. Sharma was very severe on off spinner Virender Sharma, whom he hit for 5 consecutive sixes in an over. In the second match played at MIG, Mumbai U-19 and India U-19 World Cup probable Jai Bishta scored a breezy century (105 runs of just 48 balls) to script a facile 146 run victory for HPCL over their hapless opponents GAIL.


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