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CELEBRATING WITH ONIONS: Onions were not only the main theme of a rangoli competition in Thane, but were also given away as the coveted prizes to the winners by the Kajuwadi shakha of the Shiv Sena. First prize was 11 kg of onions, second prize 5 kg, while the third prize was 3 kg.

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T He is a famous ENT specialist! He has declared it especially for noise and air pollution affected patients.

he past few weeks have seen a slight decline in onion prices as a new crop has come into the market. Narwade Brothers, traders at APMC, said, “The supply of the new crop from Lasalgaon near Nashik and other local areas has increased. Depending on the quality, onions are being sold at Rs.10 to Rs.55 per kg. The lowest quality is of onions is the ones which are wet, while those of the superior quality are dry.” In the retail market, onions are being sold at Rs.15 to Rs.60 per kg depending on the quality. Another trader said, “The high quality crop last week was sold at Rs.65 to Rs.70 per kg in the wholesale market.”

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here is some relief for consumers hit by skyrocketing prices of onion. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said that the onion crisis is over and prices will ease now. As the onion price is becoming a big issue during the festive season, Chavan Continued on pg 6 «

The dangerous side of Diwali


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By Shwetha Kannan


hile the enthusiasm for bursting crackers has apparently come down, the BMC-run hospitals saw quite a number of cases of firecracker injuries. Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, commonly called Sion Hospital, saw forty people coming in with burns and other firecracker related injuries in the five days of Diwali celebrations, out of which five had to be admitted. “There was no major case of injuries. All the cases were of minor burns. The ones that had to be admitted had burns but again, not severe. We are expecting cases to come till tomorrow morning (November 6),” said Dr. Avinash Supe, Dean, Sion Hospital. In the last three days, Nair Hospital saw 11 cases of Diwali injuries, out of which nine were treated on an out patient department basis, while two had to be admitted. “There was a case of corneal abrasion and another of superficial burns on the neck, face and a part of the chest. They were taken care of. No serious cases have come as yet,” said Dr R N Bharmal, Dean, Nair Hospital. Sunny Srivastav The BMC-run KEM Hospital saw some serious cases of eye injuries. Sunny Srivastav (7) jured after a bomb lit by one of his friends hit who was out with friends on Monday after- his eye. “Sunny went out to burst crackers with his noon for bursting crackers was seriously in-

Ranjit Bansodi friends. After some time, one of our neighbours came running to us saying that Sunny has been injured badly. When we reached the

MU, where are these hostels? In 2006, the state government had asked the varsity to construct hostels for reserved category students. To date, no construction work has been started By Yatin Ingle


hile the Mumbai University (MU) is constructing various study centers like the Nano-technology study center at Kalina, it seems that it has side-stepped its duties towards reserved category students for whom they are supposed to construct hostels in the state. According to a Government Resolution (GR) which was brought out in the year 2006, MU was given Rs 10crore by the state government to build the badly-needed hostels. To date, nothing has been done. According to the GR, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had initiated the ‘Bapu Jagjeevanram Chhatrawas scheme’ (MSJE) for 100 girls and 100 boys belonging to the reserved categories. The scheme for construction of such hostels for girls is in operation from 3rd Five Year Plan while for boys, the same was started from 1989-90.The objective is to enable and encourage students belonging to scheduled castes to attain quality education.

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Talking to Sanjay Vairal, senate member of MU, the ADC was told, "Even after the MU has received all the circulars, it has not started any construction work yet. These hostels have to be provided in three sub-centers of Thane, Ratnagari and Raigad.Students are not able to receive hostel facilities due to the shortage of hostel rooms in MU and fall prey to private lodges and paying guests. Though Rs 10 crore has been allotted to the varsity for the construction of these hostels, it is just prolonging the process since the last eight years.” The issue was also highlighted in

the annual senate meeting, wherein the varsity had stated that it has given out the proposals for constructing the hostels and have been sorting out the contractors for the project. According to pro vice-chancellor Dr Naresh Chandra, “The plans for the hostels are ready and we are just sorting out the contractors to undertake this project. The varsity has also proposed the hostel areas in Thane. As soon as the paper work is finalized, work will begin and will be completed within time”. It is still not clear, however, whether a proper time frame has been constituted for these stages.

spot, Sunny was profusely bleeding from his right eye. We rushed him to the hospital,” said Sunny’s mother Pinky Srivastav. Sunny was operated upon on Tuesday morning. “The doctors say that they have what they could have for my child but there as of now there is no vision in his injured eye. I am worried about Sunny future,” said Pinky who couldn’t hold back her tears. Ranjit Bansodi (13) from Vasai too ended up seriously injuring his right eye on November 3. His mother, Chandaben Bansodi, said, “He was with his friends while this happened. One of his friends lit a cracker and before Ranjit could reach a safe distance, the cracker exploded and hit his face. We have been asked to wait till the swelling subsides before further treatment can be done. From now on, we will never allow any of our children to burst crackers.” While the above cases happened with firecrackers, Geeta Shakare (40) who was on her way to the market in an auto rickshaw was hit by a stone that flew inside the auto rickshaw due to the impact of the crackers that were being burst by others on the road. The doctors at KEM hospital are unsure if she will regain her vision.

HC refuses permission to body for Chhath Puja at Juhu Beach By A Staff Reporter

the "Chhath Puja" celebrations at Juhu beach as they had not viobserving that conditions had lated any conditions earlier. These organisations had also been violated earlier, the Bombay High Court today refused to been refunded their security degrant permission to a cultural or- posit as they had abided by all the ganisation to hold ‘Chhath Puja’ conditions, Additional Governcelebrations at Juhu beach on Fri- ment Pleader G W Mattos told the bench. day, November 8. The High Court, in 2006, while "We would not like to interfere with the order of the Collector (of hearing a petition seeking permisMumbai) refusing permission to sion to hold Chhath Puja at Juhu Maan Ranglo," a cultural organisa- beach, had imposed certain condition, to organise the "Chhath tions. However, some of these conPuja," said Justices R.D. Dhanuka ditions were violated by certain bodies and a contempt petition and Gautam Patel. "No religion demands violation was filed in the same court. The court thereafter imposed of High Court conditions," said the bench while dismissing a petition additional conditions in 2008 and filed by the organisation challeng- also laid down a precondition of ing the order of the Collector re- giving Rs one lakh security deposit. Counsel for the petitioner, Anfusing to give permission. The judges upheld the order of jani Kumar Singh, assured that the the collector saying he was right in organisation would abide by all refusing permission as the organi- conditions imposed by the court. The judges, however, opined sation had violated conditions every year since 2008 because of that in previous years the petiwhich it had to forfeit its security tioner had committed violation of the conditions imposed by the coldeposit every time. However, the judges asked the lector as well as the High Court. "Even the counsel for the petiorganisation to apply to the collector next year for permission to tioner is not in a position to dishold "Chhath Puja" at Juhu beach, pute these violations. The only if it so desired. The bench also justification he has given is that asked the latter to consider its plea the unauthorised construction on merits after imposing addi- (stage) was put up by them for the tional safeguards to ensure that vi- benefit of public," said the judges. "We are not commenting on olations do not occur, reports PTI. One of the conditions violated their credentials. In our view, the by the petitioner last year was the petitioner has committed violaconstruction of a huge stage of 35 tions of conditions imposed by the by 30 feet for which no permission Collector and the High Court," the had been taken, observed the judges said. The court, however, court. It also noted that three other noted that if the members of the organisations, namely, Bihari petitioner want to celebrate at Front, Shri Ganesh Nehru Nagar Juhu beach, they can still particiRahvasi Sangh and Chhat Utsav pate in the festivities to be held by Mahasangh, had been given per- other organisations who have mission by the authorities to hold been granted permission.


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A step away from formal conferencing, Rajput and Mughal influences leave their footnotes in the Governor’s ofice

A book that is a Witness to Glory

The breakfast room attached to the Presidential suite.

Imagine sitting in the verandah of Jal Chintan and being able to enjoy the view of Marine Drive. Once upon a time, this was the Hunting Lodge for the Governor, who stayed in what is now the Haffkine Institute in Parel!

This stuffed peacock, in life a favourite of the Raj Bhavan staff. stands splendidly displayed in the Central hall of Jal Vihar.

“Etching its footprints on the sands of time, nestling in of the most idyllic of surrounding, the Raj Bhavan Complex in Mumbai sits in solitary splendour, contemplating the changing moods of nature on the one hand and watching the colourful mask of a bustling metroplois on the other,” says the jacket blurb of this beautiful coffee table book based upon governor’s mansions in the city, Pune and in Nagpur. But nothing really prepares you for the photographs, haunting and evocative, done by master camerawallah Sudharak Olwe. From the time it was Government House and in the possession of our former British masters, to the present, when it is perhaps the best expression of dignity and grace in governance, the subject lends itself to a gentle and infinitely rewarding unfolding of time and space. Browse through the book slowly, turning the pages one by one to enter a different world.

A birdseye view of the utter loveliness of what became known as Malabar Hill, once the property of a family from North Malabar named Keyi!

Just some of the wildlife that lives on Mumbai’s priciest real estate - rent free! A squirrel and (below) a mongoose.





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I have changed my name from Asharani Ramsingh Kapla, to ‘Asharani Nitin Nangia’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-28830) Dated: 22/08/2013. C-21777 I have changed my name from Priyanka Vijay Gaikwad, to ‘Priyanka Rahul Shinde’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-40617) Dated: 10/10/2013. C-21778 I have changed my name from Nakson Miltan Patil to Nackson Milton Patil as per Affidavit. C-21779 I have changed my name from Miltan Shenwar Patil to Milton Shenwar Patil as per Affidavit. C-21780 I have changed my name from Vajana Miltan Patil to Verjina Milton Patil as per Affidavit. C-21781

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Siddhant Janardan Hate to Siddhant Janardhan Hate as per Affidavit. C-21782 I have changed my name from Ashwin Kala Prem to Ashwin Premchandran Nair as per Affiitdavit. C-21783 I have changed my name from Mariyam Nazir Ahmed to Mariyam Riyaz Ahmed as per Affidavit. C-21784 I have changed my name from Habiba Shabbir Seliya to Habibaben Shabbir Seliya as per Affidavit. C-21785 I have changed my name from Mohd Shamim Akber Ali to Sayyed Shameem Babu as per Affidavit. C-21786 I have changed my name from Akber Ali & Babu Liyakat Ali to Sayyed Babu as per Affidavit. C-21787 I have changed my name from Chandbai Girdharilal Dodeja to Chand Girdharilal Dodeja as per Affidavit. C-21788 I have changed my name from Manishkumar Babulal Patel to Manish Babulal Jagani as per Affidavit. C-21789 I have changed my name from Parag Indravadan Gandhi to Mohammed Asif Indravadan Gandhi as per Affidavit. C-21790 I have changed my name from Naina Vilas Chonkar to Vidya Vilas Chonkar as per Affidavit. C-21791 I have changed my name from Surender Singh Prem Singh to Surender Singh Prem Singh Negi as per Affidavit. C-21792 I have changed my name from Harpreet Singh to Harpreet Kaur Negi as per Affidavit. C-21793 I have changed my name from Abdul Rehman Chaweri to Abdul Rehman Chaudhari as per Affidavit. C-21794 I have changed my name from Chandrashekar Gawda to Chandrashekhar Gawda as per Affidavit. C-21795

I have changed my name from Abhijit Datta to Abhijit Dutta as per Affidavit. C-21799 I have changed my name from Ajida Samuel to Ajitha Samuel a per Affidavit. C-21800 I have changed my name from Gurbani Sewal Panjumal to Gurbani Sewaldas Panjumal as per Affidavit. C-21801 I have changed my name from Samip Dinesh Dighe to Sameep Dinesh Dighe as per Affidavit. C-21802 I have changed my name from Swati Jayawant Sale to Swati Jayawant Sale as per Affidavit. C-21803 I have changed my name from Jayawant Vithal Sale to Jayawant Vithal Sale as per Affidavit. C-21804 I have changed my name from Sonali Jayawant Sale to Sonali Jayawant Sale as per Affidavit. C-21805 I have changed my name from Rahul Jayawant Sale to Rahul Jayawant Sale as per Affidavit. C-21806 I have changed my name from Talat Jhana Bagam to Talat Akbar Khan as per Affidavit. C-21807 I have changed my name from Velayutham Shankar Margatham to Shankar Margatham Chettiyar as per Affidavit. C-21808 I have changed my name from Reshma Chandrakant Sawant to Meena Chandrakant Sawant as per Affidavit. C-21809 I have changed my name from Pushpa Madika to Pushpa Mandippla as per Affidavit dated 07th October 2013. C-21810 I have changed my name from Dhiraj Dattatray Kamble to Dheeraj Dattatraya Kamble as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (U-32831). C-21811 I have changed my name from Bhavna Jain Sanghavi to Bhavana Jatin Sanghavi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21812

I have changed my name from Anil Pandey to Anil Kumar Pandey as per Affidavit. C-21796

I have changed my name from Aafrin Mohamed Khalid Maniyar to Aafrin Mohsin Ali Sayed as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21813

I have changed my name from Alamgir Abdul Khalik to Alamgir Abdul Khalik Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-21797

I have changed my name from Jain Sanghavi to Jatin Chaturdas Sanghavi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21814

I have changed my name from Mrs. Fatima Akbarali Agharia to Mrs.Fatema Akbarali Agharia as per Affidavit dated 04/11/2013. C-21798

I have changed my name from Mohd Umer Mohd Siddiqi Pathan to Mohammed Umer Mohammed Siddiqi Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21815

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 I have changed my name from Gazala Zahir Ahmed Ansari to Gazala Yasmeen Zahir Ahmed Ansari as per Gazette No. (U-8989). C-21816 I have changed my name from Faraan Zahir Ahmed Ansari to Farhaan Ahmed Zahir Ahmed Ansari as per Gazette No. (U-8990). C-21817 I have changed my name from Akhtar Ali Pyarijan Shaikh to Akhtar Ali Pyarejaan Shaikh as per Gazette No. X 49931. C-21818 I have changed my name from Sumra Yasminbai Amad to Yasmeen Chaki as per the Affidavit dated 31st October 2013. C-21819 I have changed my name from Mohd Kashif Ayub to Mohammed Kashif Ansari as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21820 I have changed my name from Farhat Mohammed Hanif Bhaiji to Farhatulla Mohammed Hanif Bhaiji as per Affidavit Dt: 06/11/2013. C-21821 I Rakesh Narendra Sarvaiya have changed My Name to Romil Narendrakumar Sarvaiya as Per Deed poll Affidavit Dated: 05/11/13. C-21822 I Kaneez Fatima Sayed have changed My Name to Kaniz Fatima Mohammed Raza Sayed as Per Deed poll Affidavit Dated: 05/11/13. C-21823 I Satish Vasant Hawaldar have changed My Name to Satish Sakharam Shinde as Per Maharashtra Government Gazette No X-19868 Dated: 18/02/1999. C-21824 I Mohmed Hassan Shaikh have changed My Name to Mohammed Hassan Shaikh as Per Deed poll Affidavit Dated: 05/11/13. C-21825 I Trupti Nagesh Prabhu have changed My Name to Trupti Sandeep Narwankar as Per Deed poll Affidavit Dated: 05/11/13. C-21826 I Nilambahen Gajanan Mistry have changed My Name to Neelam Pradeep Suthar as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21827 I Pradeepkumar Sankleshwar Suthar have changed My Name to Pradeep Sankleshwar Suthar as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21828 We Mr. Sunil Balan & Mrs. Shobha Sunil Iyer have changed our Minor Daughter’s Name from Revathi Sunil to Revathi Sunil Iyer as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21829

I Shobha Sunil have changed My Name to Shobha Sunil Iyer as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21830 I Jamila Kardiya have changed My Name to Jamila Karedia as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21831 I Sureksha Pandurang Dudumkar have changed My Name to Tejashree Arun Shinde as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21832

I Nilam Dipak Goyal have changed my name to Neelam Deepak Goyal as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21847 I Dipak Subhash Goyal have changed My Name to Deepak Subhash Goyal as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21848 We Deepak Subhash Goyal & Neelam Deepak Goyal have changed our Minor Son’s Name from Lavey Dipak Goyal to Lavya Deepak Goyal as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21849

I Beena Mohan Ghare have changed My Name to Aditi Ashish Chonkar as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21833

I Vivekanand Kamath have changed My Name to Vivek Kamat as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21850

I Swati Prakash Varadkar have changed My Name to Bhoomicka Amit Karande as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21834

I Pramila Ramakant Pingulkar have changed My Name to Mrs. Vanita Jagannath Ghuge as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21851

I M. Gaus M. Yusuf Bidri have changed My Name to Gous Yusuf Bidri as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21835

I Dipak Kumar Mody have changed My Name to Deepak Mody as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21852

I M. Yusuf Bidri have changed My Name to Yusuf Bidri as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21836

I Shaheen Mohammed Salim & Shaheena Mohd. Salim Ansari have changed My Name to Shaheen Mohd. Salim Ansari as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21853

I Mohammed Salim have changed My Name to Mohd Salim Ansari as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21837 I Raziyabi Bidri have changed My Name to Raziyabano Bidri as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21838 I Anjanaben Nitin Maniar have changed My Name to Anjana Nitin Maniar as Per Deed poll Affidavit Dated: 02/11/13. C-21839 I Ms. Rashmini Dattatraya Thakur have changed My Name to Mrs. Rashmi Vikas Kanekar as Per Deed poll Affidavit Dated: 04/11/13. C-21840 I Mayawati Ankush Pisal have changed My Name to Mayavati Ankush Pisal as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21841 I Sneha Prasad have changed My Name to Snehlata Prasad as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21842 I Jayanti Parmar have changed My Name to John Parmar as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21843 I Meenaxi Jayanti Parmar @ Meenakshi John Parmar have changed My Name to Minakshi John Parmar as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21844 I Vinod Kumar have changed My Name to Vinod Kumar Sharma as Per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21845 I Rajni have changed my name to Rajni Sharma as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21846

I Shirin Mohammed Salim have changed My Name to Shirin Mohd. Salim Ansari as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21854 I Mohammed Farook Faisal Miyana have changed My Name to Farook Faisal Miyana as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21855 We Rupesh Vinodrai Shah & Harsha Rupesh Shah have changed our Minor Son’s Name from Divy Rupesh Shah to Divya Rupesh Shah as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21856 I Pradeepkumar Triveniprasad Vishwakarma have changed My Name to Pradeep Triveniprasad Vishwakarma as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21857 We Arunkumar Das & Nisha Arunkumar Das have changed our Minor Son’s Name from Akash Arunkumar to Akash Arunkumar Das as per Deed poll Affidavit. C-21858

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Campa Cola residents on indefinite hunger strike

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Vishwanath Salian | ADC

By Khushboo Panjabi

us and everyone here is expecting a positive response ith just one week to from him. We have taken this go before the demo- drastic step as we do not have lition of their homes much time and we don’t begins, four residents of the know what lies in future for Campa Cola compound in- us. As days are passing by our Worli have gone on indefinite fear is rising. We are unable to hunger strike, determined to sleep and neither are we are continue till Chief Minister able to concentrate on our Prithviraj Chavan intervenes daily routine work. This is our to save them from being last attempt to save our homes,” said Vinaychand homeless. At the time when the whole Daga. Apart from these four, of Mumbai was celebrating Diwali and New Year, Kamal there will also be a one-day Parikh (42); Surendra Kumar relay hunger strike by the Daga (49); Vinaychand Hi- other residents including rawat (67) and Kapoorchand children, on a daily basis. Another hunger striker, Daga, (67) went on hunger strike, starting at 3.00 pm on Kamal Parikh said, “Our future lies in the hands of the November 4. “So far Chief Minister has Chief Minister. We have been been very co-operative with trying our best to make him


Starting Tuesday, 3 pm, they stopped eating hoping that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be moved enough to save their homes. hear our plea and take necessary action against those who are responsible for us being in this situation today. It is Diwali and this is the first time in our lives that our fam-

ilies, children and our society members have not celebrated the festival of light. This is our second day of strike and we will continue till our appeal is heard,”

The affected families seem to have received support across the political spectrum, including the Congress MP Milind Deora, Shic Sena’s Aditya Thackeray, another Congress MP Priya Dutt, BJP MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha, and people across religious faiths. Brief Background: The apartments were constructed on land leased to Pure Drinks Ltd in 1955, who received permission from the BMC in 1980 to develop it for residential purposes. Allegedly without getting the plans approved, Pure Drinks along with builders, Yusuf Patel, B.K. Gupta and P.S.B Construction Co erected seven buildings, two of which were high-rise buildings of 17


and 20 storeys. During the construction period, the authorities issued notices to the builders to stop work. The builders were fined and they paid the penalty and resumed work. After the construction, was completed nobody prevented the buyers from occupying their apartments or the buildings from forming cooperative housing societies. Unaware of these violations, the residents bought the apartments believing that they would get the occupation certificates in due course, as was the norm 25 years ago. Since 2005 the residents have been in litigation with BMC, trying to defend their homes and save their families from being thrown on the streets.

Besides Mumbai, MMRDA to focus on projects in Mira-Bhayandar and beyond Experts have been appointed to fast-track proposed projects in Thane district By Prashant Hamine


he Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) besides focusing on infrastructure projects in Mumbai has now shifted its focus on similar infrastructure projects in rest of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) that covers MiraBhayandar and Naigaon in Thane district on the suburban section of theWestern Railway. The MMRDA executive

committee, chaired by chief secretary J.K. Banthia which met here yesterday approved the decision to appoint M/s Louis Burger for preparation of techno-economic feasibility study, detailed project report and bid documents for appropriate improvement of the JVPD junction with either a flyover or an underpass. The company is expected to prepare detailed cost estimates for the proposed junction. The committee has also appointed project consultants for the construction of proposed flyovers at ShilPhata, at Kalyan and at Mumbra junction. The flyovers at the three junctions will provide considerable relief to the traffic congestion due to con-

An eye for a biscuit Seven-year-old loses eye sight after fight over biscuits turns ugly By Suresh Golani


petty fight between two kids over biscuits took a tragic turn when a seven year old boy lost his eye sight after being hit with an iron nail shot at him from a catapult by his 10-year-old neighbour. The incident was reported from the Santosh Bhuvan area of Nalasopara (East). The victim was returning to his tenement in Kargil Nagar when his ten year old neighbour, Vijay (name changed), asked for some biscuits from

the packet he was carrying. Angry over the refusal, Vijay allegedly loaded an iron nail into his catapult and shot it at the victim, piercing his left eye. He was rushed to a private eye hospital in Vasai where doctors confirmed that the injury was so severe that he had lost his sight. A complaint has been registered at the Nalasopara police station, over what was evidently a petty fight between two kids which took an unintentional but ugly turn, said the police.

Besides this, the executive committee arrived at two more decisions which include development of the 5.2 km long road running from NH-8 to Naigaon railway station (on Western Railway suburban section) and construction of a rail over bridge at Naigaon and connecting roads for the creek bridge. The committee also decided to lend Rs.80.42 crore to the J.K. Banthia Mira-Bhayandar Municipal stant plying of heavy vehicles Corporation for its StormProject in the area. Secondly, project Water-Drainage consultant M/s Stup Consult- which costs Rs.178.71 crore ant has been appointed for being implemented under the construction of proposed the Maharashtra Golden Jubridge that will connect Vasai bilee Urban Renewal Mission. The loan is afforded to the and Bhayandar over the creek and also for the above pro- Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation for a period of 15 posed three flyovers.

years with 10 per cent interest per annum. The project will help the Corporation mitigate flood-like situations

arising during monsoon by maintaining river water levels, states a MMRDA statement issued here yesterday.

Sanjan Day Sunday, 17th Nov., 2013

Jashan Function - Free Community Lunch FROM 9 A.M. ONWARDS Gujarat Express & Flying Ranee Will halt at Sanjan. Donations may be sent in favour of

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DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 3.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje, Majiwade, Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq.Mtr.-8238.00 out of 189 1B/1 12845.86 land of M/s. Ravi Rialters Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013

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

TIRUPATI DARSHAN CO-OP. HSG. SOC. LTD. Patharli, Dombivali, Tal. Kalyan, Dist. Thane

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 3.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje, G.B. Patharli, Tal. Kalyan, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Area (Sq. Mtr) - 1830 + 2150 53A & 3 8/4 (p) = 3980.00 Sq. Mtr. Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013

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

SANSKAR JYOT A,B CO-OP. HSG. SOCIETY LTD. Ghansyam Gupte Road, Gavdevi, Dombivali (W), Dist. Thane

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 3.00 a.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mouje Thakurli, Tal. Kalyan, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 11/3 (Part) — 840.00 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013

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

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made a full-fledged attempt to give some respite to the people, saying, “Onion prices shot up due to shortages caused by excess rains destroying crops, and variation in crop cycle. The recent spike in onion price was not due to cartelisation or hoarding.” The CM also expressed apprehension that very shortly there would be a reverse crisis with a steep fall in prices which would hit the growers. Maharashtra produces more than 40 per cent of the country’s annual onion production estimated at more than 16 million tonnes. In Delhi, retail prices of onions have declined to Rs.60 a kg from Rs.80 a week ago. Due to rains in key areas of the state, onion harvesting got delayed, thereby pushing up retail prices to as high Rs.80 to Rs.90 per kg in most of the urban areas of the country. Onion prices have been

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that Late Syed Jalil Ahmed, member of Badar CHS Ltd. and owner of Flat No. A/203, Badar CHS Ltd., Accord Complex, Old Mumbai-Pune Road, Kausa, Mumbra, Dist: Thane 400612, died on 05/05/2000 in Bihar without making any nomination. On behalf of the client, Mr. S. Shakil Ahmed Jamali s/o. Late Syed Jalil Ahmed, the undersigned advocate hereby invites claims or objections from other heir/s or claimant/s or objector/s for the transfer of the said shares and interest of the deceased member in the property of the society within a period of 14 days from the publication of this notice, with copies of proofs to support the claim/objection. If no claims/ objections are received within the period prescribed above, the society shall be at the liberty to deal with the shares and interest of the deceased member in the manner provided under the bye-laws. In case of any claims/objections kindly contact the managing committee in the society office or the concerned advocate within the prescribed 14 days. Sd/-

Adv. Nehal Patel B-303, Vinay Harmitage, Opp. New India Bank, Near Latiff Park, Mira Bhayander Road, Mira Road (E), Dist: Thane. Place:Mumbra, Dist: Thane Date: 6th November 2013

By A Staff Reporter

T volatile for the last three months. The government has taken several measures to check price rise by improving supplies through imports. The government has also made hectic efforts to crackdown on hoarders and speculators who are keeping onion prices artificially high. According to a Food Ministry official, due to an estimated 7 per cent drop in current year’s onion production, the prices rose sharply in the last three months. In 2012-13, the annual onion production was more than 16.6 million metric tonne. This year the production is estimated to have declined to 16.3 metric tonne.


Take Notice that My Clients, Mr. Ramchandra Patkar and Mrs. Surekha Patkar resident of Flat No. B-709, Shah Housing Society Ltd, Rehab Building No. 9, Off. Rani Sati Marg, Behind Shah Arcade. Malad East. Mumbai - 400 097, do hereby inform to the general public at large that they are independent and staying in their said self owned flat as afore-stated without being dependant to any of their son viz; Mr. Sarvesh Patkar (Elder) and Mr. Purvesh Patkar (Younger and living separately after marriage) and due to personnel indifferences with their eldest Son Mr. Sarvesh Patkar, who is not residing with my clients and thus a Non Cognizable has been already lodged with Dindoshi Police Station having N C No. 4011/13 and furthermore my clients hereby disown their eldest son i.e. Mr. Sarvesh Patkar as their son and do hereby cut of all their relation and ties with him of whatsoever nature and please take note that henceforth do not deal with the said Mr. Sarvesh Patkar for and on behalf of my clients as they are not at all liable for any act of whatsoever being done by him, being disowned by my clients. Sd/Place : Mumbai Date : 6-11-2013 Adv. Shailendra Mishra lawyer for Mr. Ramchandra Patkar & Mrs Surekha Patkar



Vijay Nagar (Gavali Nagar), Kalyan (E), Dist. Thane

Khadak Pada, Kalyan (W), Dist. Thane-421301



Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 3.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje, Tisgaon, Kalyan (E), Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 503.25 Sq.Mtr. out 30/32 (part) — 6 of 518.40

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 12.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mouje Gandhare, Kalyan (W), Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 26 1/2 6600.00

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013

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

Naval Commander-in-Chief to try case against own personnel: HC


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

he Bombay High Court has observed that offence of molestation committed by a naval personnel while he was in service will have to be tried and court martialled by Naval Commander-in-Chief and not by a criminal sessions court. The order was passed recently by Justice Sadhana Jadhav while hearing an application filed by the Union government through Commanding Officer of INS Tunir seeking permission to take over the case and court martial of one of its personnel Narender Umed Singh Dadu, who is accused of atrocity and outraging the modesty of a woman, reports PTI. The application challenged the order dated May 27, 2013, passed by a magistrate court in Uran, committing the case filed against Narender to the Alibaug sessions court and also the order rejecting the Centre's plea seeking to take over the case in order to court martial Narender. It is alleged that on March 18 and 20 this year, Narender and his friends had passed lewd remarks against the daughters of one Siddharth Punaji Gajbhiye (also employed in INS Tunir). A police case was registered against Narender under sections 354 (outraging the modesty of a

woman) and 509 of IPC. On March 25, Narender was arrested. On April 1, the Union of India filed an application before the magistrate seeking to take over the case for trial under the Navy Act. The magistrate, however, rejected the application after observing that Narender is accused of offence punishable under the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, which is exclusively triable by the sessions court. Aggrieved by this, the Union government approached the High Court. The High Court, while allowing the application, observed that since the offence was committed by the accused while he was in service and under the supervisory jurisdiction of the commander, the Commander-inChief shall try the case. The court further observed that even though the act is not committed in the course of discharge of official duties, rules contemplate that Commander-in-Chief shall try the accused by following the procedure prescribed by Criminal Court and Court Martial Rules. The court quashed and set aside the magistrate's order committing the case to the sessions court.

ANANT RIJENCY PHASE-1, C.H.S. LTD. Padmavati Complex, Santoshi Mata Road, Rambaug-4, Kalyan, Dist. Thane.

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 12.00 a.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Village-Chikanghar, Tal.-Kalyan, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 98 1 4200.00 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013.

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

SANSKAR JYOT ‘C’ CO-OP. HSG. SOCIETY LTD. Ghansyam Gupte Road, Gaodevi, Dombivali (W), Dist. Thane

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/11/2013 at 3.00 a.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mouje Navagaon, Tal. Kalyan, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 201 2/2 1100.00 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 04/11/2013

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


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Father and friend rape and murder teenaged daughter who eloped to Mumbai from UP; case cracked after alert cop overhears waiters discuss missing girl

Two police officers suspended for registering NC initially in the case

Dindoshi police station. The police have already presented the three before the court where they were remanded to police custody ill November 12. They have been charged with gang rape under sections of the By Zuber Ansari Indian Penal Code and he Dindoshi police on under the Protection of Tuesday arrested three Children from Sexual Ofof the six men who allegedly fences (POCSO) Act. "The girl was first made to lured a 16-year-old girl towards a bridge in Goregaon drink beer and taken beeast on the pretext of neath the bridge. There, two Dhanteras Pooja and where of the accused raped her four of them raped her. The first. Later two more men police officers arrested the raped her. The other two three accused from Diva were about to take the girl railway station with the help elsewhere to continue to


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Officials from Dindoshi police station brief mediapersons, yesterday. of their mobile locations. The arrested men have been identified as Wasim Sayyed (23), Yuvraj alias Selvam Pillai (19), and Shivkumar alias Kalwa Vishwakarma 19. After committing the crime they had planned to flee to Karnataka via Kalyan. The police are on the look out for Azgar Afzal Khan who also allegedly raped her, and Arjun Pillai and Rahul Bairagi who had lured the girl to the bridge and called up the rest. According to the Dindoshi police officers, the three had been co-ordinating with each other to flee the city as soon as they realised that the victim had approached the cops. However they were caught when they asked one of the accused to get a car for them to go towards Kalyan to escape being captured on the CCTV at the railway station. The officers said that the two of the arrested accused, who had been hiding in the forest area of Sanjay Gandhi National Park towards Kurar in Malad east, reached Diva railway station and got off as they were well aware that Kalyan railway station has CCTV installed and they could be seen and arrested if they are captured in the recordings. "We were tracing the mobile phones of the two accused who had been in touch with the third accused. As soon as we got their location at Diva, we dispatched a team who arrested the three," said a police officer from the

subject her to sexual abuse but she escaped and reached home," said Pravin Patil, deputy commissioner of police (zone 12). The police officers have now launched a massive hunt for the other three in the forest at Kurar as they suspect that they are still hiding there. Five out of the six men are history sheeters and have various cases against them, including robbery, theft, and kidnapping. According to a police source, a year and half ago they had registered a missing case of four minor girls including the victim. "The girl had been missing while the victim had allegedly eloped with her boyfriend Rahul, the other three girls had eloped with the rest of the gang members Wasim, Arjun and Afzal," said the officer. Police sub inspector Dasne and Gaikwad, duty officers, have been suspended following an enquiry into why at first only a non-cognisable (NC) complaint had been registered. It was only when a complaint was received by the ACP, that an FIR was registered in the case. According to the report, the police officers on duty have said that the girl at first did not mention the rape, only that she had been teased and being slapped. However, looking into the seriousness of the matter, the DCP is recommending stern action against the two. Until the enquiry is completed, the police officers will remain suspended.

Shivchandra Rajbhar and Ramesh Rajbhar (the father) being led away by Kashimira police. (Right) The spot where the daughter was raped and killed.

By Suresh Golani


n a horrific incident, the curse of ‘honour’ killing claimed the life of a 17year-old girl who was raped and murdered by her own biological father and his friend in Kashimira. The monster dad and his friend who have been arrested confessed to their crime. According to the Kashimira police, on-duty PSI Vilas Mate, during routine night vigilance, overheard two wait-

ers at a highway hotel speaking about the mysterious disappearance of a girl who had come to Mumbai from her village in Uttar Pradesh. Mate immediately took in the two for questioning. Investigations led to one Shivchandra Rajbhar alias Raju (42), a resident of Dachkulpada, who after sustained interrogation, revealed the name of prime accused, Ramesh Rajbhar (45), along with whom he had raped and murdered a 17-year-old girl.

Shockingly, Ramesh happens to be the father of the girl. The accused led the investigators to the crime spot where the girl’s body was recovered in a highly decomposed state. “The girl had apparently eloped to Uttan in Mumbai with a boy of her village in Gazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, two months ago. Her father Ramesh Rajbhar, tracked her down and bought her to his friend’s tenement in Dachkulpada, where both tried to convince

her to leave the boy,” said PSI Mate. After she flatly refused to obey, the duo forcibly took her to an isolated forest area were they raped the girl before strangulating her to death with her own dupatta. A case under sections 302, 201, 376 (g) of the Indian Penal Code and under the relevant sections of the stringent Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012, has been registered against the duo.

Congman held for locking up, burning and torturing Horror continued for 15 days before women received help By Zuber Ansari


23-year-old woman had her face burned with a heated spoon and was otherwise beaten and tortured by her 42-year-old husband and his cousin in Bandra. The victim, wife of a Congress party worker with considerable influence, was kept under house arrest for almost 15 days but she manage to escape from the clutches of the two men and reached the police station were she filed an FIR against three persons, including her husband, with the assistance of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist advocate Nazneen Khatri. Heena was married to Ramzan Sankla five years ago in Ajmer, in an arranged ceremony. Barely two months after her marriage, she came to know that she was Sankla’s third wife, that he already had two other wives. They were staying at his Bandra residence, while Heena was kept in Kurla. However, he ordered her to say nothing of this to her family members. According to the victim, who has a four-year-old son from the marriage, she was regularly beaten by Sankla in front of their child. Besides

Heena was married to Ramzan Sankla. this torture, whenever her family members telephoned to find out how she was, Sankla would abuse them. She knew no-one in Mumbai, it was stated. Recently, she was moved to Bandra and the torture was stepped up two weeks ago. On Monday, she managed to escape and reached the Bandra police station. Accused Ramzan Sankla is the elder brother of Anis Sankla who fought the 2012 civic election from the Bharat Nagar constituency Ward number 85 on a Congress ticket, but he lost the election. Both the cousins have strongholds in the Congress Party. And yesterday, hundreds of Congress party

workers assembled in front of the police station to try and pressurize the wife to have the FIR cancelled. Talking to ADC, AAP activist and lawyer Nazneen Khatri, who is representing the victim, said, “Her husband Ramzan has burned her face with a heated spoon and once in a day he beat her. But from the last 15 days, she was kept under house arrest and tortured in front of the other wives at his Bandra residence. I was in the police station where I saw Heena crying. When I questioned her, she narrated the whole incident to me. I took her

case free of cost and will represent her.” The Bandra police have taken action immediately on her complaint and both Ramzan and Anis Sankla have been arrested under various section of the IPC including 326 (A), 498 (A), 506 (A) and 34 IPC. Yesterday, they were produced before the court and sent to Judicial Custody till November 18 Meanwhile, sources from Bandra police station revealed that Heena ‘s family members in Ajmer have been informed of these developments and her brother is coming to take her back.

On the auspicious occassion of Diwali, the festival of light, ex-Municipal Councillor Abdul Aziz Barudgar (Bablu) greeting and expressing good wishes to Shri Gurudas Kamat (MP) and AICC Genaral Secretary at the latters residence, recently. Also seen are Mumbai Congress president Professor Janardan Chandurkar, Amarjeet Singh Manhas, Dharmesh Viyas, Shivji Singh, Kamruddin Merchant during the occasion.




There is no regular Superintendent of Police for Thane (Rural), an area covering 9,000 sq km and having 34 police stations, thanks to Cong-NCP tussles

By Suresh Golani


he Congress-led State Government and the NCP-headed Home Ministry have failed to appoint a regular Superintendent of Police (SP) for the Thane (Rural) region. This crucial post has remained vacant for over a year now. Following the abrupt transfer of former Thane (Rural) SP, Ranvindra Sengaonkar (who was issued marching orders after the Palghar Facebook episode) last year, Deputy Commissioner of Thane’s Social Service Branch, Anil Kumbhare, was given the additional responsibility of offi-

ciating as the Thane (SP) from October 27, 2012. Since then, Kumbhare has been handling the dual charges. With as many as 34 police stations under its jurisdiction, including a few sensitive and even coastal based ones, the all-important Thane (Rural) policing region covers an area of around 9,000 square kilometres, and has two Additional SPs, nine Sub Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) and three Deputy SPs on its pay-roll. On the other hand, the Mira Road sub-division, which has five police stations under its jurisdiction, is also without a regular SDPO since

Dying on killer stretch Night bike racing on WEH claims the lives of two 18-year-olds near Kherwadi

the Vakola flyover, to deter bike racing, which is highest on Monday nights (till wee hours of Tuesday). Rohit and Sebastian were coming from Bandra west and were riding on the north bound road. They saw the barricades from a very long disBy Zuber Ansari tance, and stopped and onday night bike racing turned their bike around, on the Western Express speeding against the oncomHighway in Kherwadi claimed ing north bound traffic. Even the lives of two young 18-year- though they applied the old bikers, while they were try- brakes, they skidded and ing to escape past a police dashed head-on into a car. Senior police inspector barricade, by turning around and riding in the wrong lane. Ashok Kadam of Kherwadi poThe bike skidded and they lice station said, “We did not even see them. Actually, they may have seen us from a long distance and made a u-turn. We heard a loud noise and saw people gathering around the bikers. We rushed them to hospital but they were declared dead before arrival. They had multiple body and severe head injuries.” Kadam further added, “We have registered a case under section 279 (Rash and negligence driving), 338 (Causing grievous hurt by The teens were riding this bike. act endangering life or perrammed head-on into a four sonal safety of others) and 304 wheeler. Both died on the A (punishment for culpable spot. The Kherwadi police homicide not amounting to have registered a case and murder), against both the bikers. As both the youths have closed the matter. Rohit Khatik and Sebastian died, the case will be closed.” There are several accidents D’Mello, both students and residents of BandraWest, were regularly taking place on a on a Pulsar 220, which was particular stretch near Khergifted to Rohit during the Gan- wadi junction, which has bepati festival by his father. The come a hub for bike racers. boys’ families are in state of Locals and police face probshock and have refused to lems, as bikers are very difficult to arrest. The police fail to comment. According to police officials match their speed. The highfrom the Kherwadi police sta- way on that stretch is six lanes tion, in the wee hours of Mon- wide and has no signals till day morning, a barricade was Mira Road, making it irreinstalled on the north bound sistible for bikers keen on ractraffic on the WEH, just before ing their machines.


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Nitin Sambatwad landed in an Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) trap more than two years ago on August 18, 2011. After Deputy SP (EOW) Prashant Deshpande shouldered the additional responsibility for over a year, the post of SDPO (Mira Road) is presently held by Chandrakant Joshi, who is also at the helm of affairs as Deputy SP (Traffic). The add-on responsibilities have adversely affected the efficiency of the department, said highly placed sources who attribute the extended delays to the differences between the NCP and Congress leadership over the issue.


One month later, cops nab man who harassed dentist on phone By Neel Shah

call the victim and then switched off his phone. In this regard, the phone number of the accused was also kept under surveillance,” said Laxman Bhalerao, senior inspector of Tilak Nagar police station. Police arrested Malvankar from his residence in Andheri and learned that the number from which he used to call the victim was registered on his relative’s name. Loneliness and frustration in life was the reason for playing such mischief, the accused told the police on interrogation. Malvankar was arrested under section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC and 66(A) of Information Technology (IT) Act. The accused was granted bail in the case.


umbai Police have arrested a 55-year-old for harassing a 25-year-old dentist by calling her on her mobile phone at late nights and sending lewd SMS’s. The accused, identified as Amit Malvankar, used to harass the doctor (identity withheld), who is from Chembur. The accused is a resident of Andheri and is the owner of a fishing barge, police said. According to the police, the accused had procured the victim’s number from an advertisement placed in a newspaper by the victim about her dental clinic. After taking the number, Malvankar started calling her at odd hours and threatened that if she hung up the phone then he would stalk her everyday, added the police.

Amit Malvankar This continued for nearly two months and the victim got mentally disturbed after which she approached the police and lodged a complaint at Tilak Nagar police station. “For nearly a month, the police launched a manhunt for the accused, who used to

Vasai cops crack `2.91cr theft case, 5 held

Housekeeping staff had planned theft, major part of stolen booty recovered By Suresh Golani


wo employees of a housekeeping agency have been arrested along with their three accomplices in connection with the sensational Rs 2.91 crore theft which had been reported from the corporate office of a real estate firm in Vasai, last month. According to officials stationed at the Manikpur police station, unidentified miscreants had broken into

the fourth floor office of the real estate firm in Maitreya Bhawan, Vasai (west) and decamped with five bags containing cash amounting to more than Rs.2.91 crore on the night of October 6. “From day one we suspected the involvement of an insider in the crime and kept a close watch on the movements of some suspicious employees. Our efforts paid off and we detained Rameshwar Shivaji Rathod, an employee attached with the

housekeeping department, for questioning.” revealed Senior Police Inspector, K.S. Hegaje. After sustained interrogation, Rathod confessed to his involvement in the theft. Based on the information provided by Rathod, the police nabbed his four accomplices — Shubam Maruti Wankhede (18), Ajay Balabhai Solanki (20), Rakesh Chiman Purviya (30), Rajesh Vishnu Kamat (19) -- all residents of Dewanman area in

Vasai. The police team also managed to recover Rs.2.89 crore from their possession, while the rest of the money (Rs 2 lakh) was spent to purchase two high-end motorcycles by the accused, police said. A case under sections 380 and 457 of the IPC has been registered against the accused who have been remanded in police custody till November 7, after they were produced before the Sessions Court.

NMMT starts mini bus services By Khushboo Panjabi


he Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) has flagged off mini bus and ring route services in three nodes as a Diwali gift to commuters of the satellite city. Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik inaugurated the services in Ghansoli, while the ring route service in Belapur was opened up for the public by mayor Sagar Naik and standing committee chief Suresh Kulkarni inaugurated the one in Turbhe. MLA Sandeep Naik said, “Ghansoli

residents are happy. They had been asking for these services since a long time for reaching their workplace. NMMT has started two bus services which will start from Ghansoli railway station to Nelco chowk in Mahape.” Bus services from the Turbhe railway station area was inaugurated by standing committee chairman Suresh Kulkarni. Kulkarni, a corporator from Turbhe, had been demanding a bus service from Turbhe to APMC and Vashi, as the absence of such services left locals at the mercy of callous autorickshaw drivers.

NMMT has started ring route service from Turbhe railway station to Vashi depot. This bus will ply from APMC and Kopri to the Vashi depot. The bus service from the Artist colony to Belapur railway station will ply via sector 8B Gurudwara, Kalpataru Society and People’s School to Belapur railway station. Mayor Sagar Naik, added, “NMMC has always co-operated in providing good commuting facilities to Navi Mumbai residents.”


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Returning back home after 24 years, Ganesh celebrated his first Bhai Dooj with his sisters

Manoj Singh

By Yatin Ingle


one missing from his family, and grown up alone, Mumbai Police’s Force-one commando Ganesh Dhandge celebrated his first Bhai Dooj with his sisters. The Dhandge family never thought that the whole family, along with Ganesh will be celebrating this day. Fortunately the miracle happened. In 1988, Ganesh was a class II student, aged 7, when after school at Indiranagar in Thane, he went off with a classmate who wanted to visit an uncle in the village. The two were accompanied by another boy. The trio took a long distance train and after traveling for about an hour, Ganesh was told by his companions to alight at some station and wait till they returned. Ganesh waited at that station for around a week, and as it was Ganpati festival time, he survived by eating prasad from various mandals. After the Ganpati festival was over, he got into a train and fell asleep, waking up somewhere in south Mumbai. Ganesh was offered a petty job in return for food and he worked there for some months. While roaming near his workplace, he was hit by a car and suffered head injuries. He was admitted to a hospital by a passerby where it took him four months to recuperate. During this period, as no one paid him any visit,

By A Staff Reporter


imissing an appeal filed by a noted doctor here, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission upheld the order of the Thane District Consumer Forum, which held that the doctor was deficient in his services to the complainant and directed him to pay him Rs.1 lakh compensation, besides Rs.1.5 lakh as reimbursement. The case relates to Dr Vishwas Sapatnekar, who operated upon Dashrath Kangule on June 30, 1994 and discharged him on October 5, 1994. However, when he found no relief, Kangule referred to Dr Subodh Mehta. As per his

BHAI DOOJ KI KHUSHI: Ganesh being fed sweets by his sister Vanita, even as Vandana happily awaits her turn to perform aarti for her dear brother. the doctor treating him sent him to an orphanage named Anand Kendra in Worli. At the orphanage, he studied until class VII, where he excelled in sports. He was therefore sent to Krida Prabodhini at Pune and from there to the Thane Krida Prabodhini for training. Later, he studied in various colleges at Thane till graduation. At school and college, he participated in many athletic events at the state and national levels. During a recruitment camp of the Maharashtra Police in 2010, he was

selected as a constable. His sister, Vanita Dhadge said, “I always used to watch my friends celebrating Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Dooj with their brothers and hoped that someday my brother would be back and I would celebrate these festivals too with him. Finally, he has come back, it’s the first Bhai Dooj for our family since we were born. It’s more than a happy day for me.” Ganesh now resides in Thane with his mother Manda Dhandge (48) and sis-

ters Vanita (18), Vandana (10). Speaking to the ADC, Ganesh said: “It feels like am living in a dream! I never ever thought that I would go back home, be with my family and celebrate the festivals. Like my sisters, I always used to hope that one day I will be with them for these festivals and finally the day has come. It’s the first Bhai Dooj for my sisters and me, it will always be a special, memorable and unbelievable day for me!”

NOTA in White for LS, Pink for Assembly By Prashant Hamine


oters in five states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram that are going for assembly elections between NovemberDecember this year will be the first ones who will be able to get first hand experience in using the None Of The Above (NOTA) provision. Whereas, voters in Maharashtra and rest of the country will have to wait for their turn at least for the Lok Sabha polls due some time in April 2014. Acting upon the Supreme Court order the Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued instructions to all the Chief Electoral Officers of all the states on October 30 directing them to make provisions for insertion of NOTA on ballot papers used in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). As per the order for the ensuing 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the colour of the ballot paper will be in White. While for the Assembly elections due in September 2014 the colour of the ballot paper will be Pink. The depiction, NOTA shall be printed in the last panel on the ballot paper of the EVM after the words ‘None Of The Above’. As per the EC orders for the Assembly polls, the words NOTA in capital block letters in white with black background with rounded off corners will appear on Pink ballot papers of EVMs with the words

carried out by Sapatnekar. Alleging that the opponent doctor had not carried out the operation properly which resulted in re-operation amounting to medical negligence and consequently deficiency in service on his part, the complainant approached the District Forum seeking a direction that it may be declared that the opponent

doctor was deficient in rendering services to him. Kangule also claimed from the opponent doctor, an amount of Rs.1,99,993.15 towards reimbursement of medical expenditure besides an amount of three lakh by way of compensation. The District Forum after going through the complaint, written version filed by the

None Of The Above appearing in translated versions where ballot papers are printed in more than one language. For the Lok Sabha the only variation will be that the words NOTA will be printed on ballot papers in White in all capital letters in English and in translated


versions where the ballot papers are to be printed in more than one language. In a related order regarding NOTA votes, the EC while issuing a clarificatory order has drawn attention to provisions of clause (a) of Rule 64 of Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 read with section 65 of Representation of the People Act, 1951. The EC order states “the candidate who has polled the largest number of valid votes is to be declared elected by the Returning Officer. Therefore, even if the number of electors opting for NOTA option is more than the number of votes polled by any of the candidates, the candidate who secures the largest number of votes has to be declared elected”. The NOTA provision also does not apply to contests where equal number of candidates for equal number of seats or for that matter in case of just sole candidate contesting a election to a seat.

CM to inaugurate irrigation convention By A Staff Reporter


hief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will on Friday, November 8 inaugurate an irrigation convention at Bembla river irrigation dam site in Babhulgaon. The fourth 'Sinchan Parishad' will be held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. The information was given by Ralegaon MLA and Deputy Speaker of the state Assembly Vasant Purke during a press conference yesterday.

Consumer Commission orders doc to pay `1 lakh compensation

opinion, the complainant was suffering from nonunion of fracture on right femur shaft and hence required a second surgery, reports PTI. Mehta also opined that the knee joint of the complainant is likely to remain permanently stiff. Mehta carried out operation to rectify the developments in the operation


opponent doctor, evidence adduced by both the parties on affidavits and pleadings of advocates, came to a conclusion that there is deficiency in service on the part of the opponent doctor as he is not a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and partly allowed the complaint. The Forum directed the Sapatnekar to pay Rs.1 lakh

towards compensation besides an amount of Rs.1,50,000 towards reimbursement of medical expenditure within a period of eight weeks failing which these amounts were to carry penal interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of complaint till satisfaction of the award. Upholding the order recently, presiding member of the Commission, Dhanraj Khamatkar and member Narendra Kawde held: "it is clear that though the opponent doctor claims to be a specialist in orthopaedic surgery, he does not possess a required qualification to perform such orthopaedic surgery.


Signs of fundamentalism

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Ponder awhile… “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” — Albert Einstein

Mission to Mars I

NDIA has done what China failed to do. The Chinese Mars Mission was a failure. India has now joined the elite space club – with Russia and the United States. Indian scientists have demonstrated that they have superior space technology. The launch yesterday was perfect – from Sriharikota. Everything went off without a hitch. The scientists have successfully placed the Mars orbiter in space: It is expected to reach Mars in September next year. The Congress has expectedly been trying to make capital out of the successful space launch. It is using the happening as one more plus point in the poll campaign. Evidently, the prime opponent of the Congress – the Bharatiya Janata Party – has not been quite happy with the launch in the election year. It is echoing former ISRO chief’s observation that the money – Rs.450 crore – could have been more usefully spent. The ISRO launch has sent a clear, firm message to China: India can now produce long distance missiles and is wellequipped for facing any threat and for hitting any place in China. The question however is whether it is necessary to provide any proof of our advance in space technology and also to prove we can hit long-distance targets. Undertaking the Mars mission is only an assertion by India. It achieves preciously nothing else. The mission expects to collect data with regard to surface and atmosphere over Mars. What will such information benefit us with? Are we ever going to go to Mars and settle down in a place which is 785 million miles away from earth? The wealthy United States can afford to spend money on such useless missions. India does not have money to spend on self-glorification operations.



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UNDAMENTALISM is rearing its ugly head once again. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has openly said that it would take part in politics. On the other hand, even the liberal Jammiat Ulma-iHind has talked about the Muslim vote. The impending parliamentary elections may be compelling the political parties. Yet the polarisation they are trying to effect is telling upon the co-existence of the Hindus and the Muslims, something which they have come to accept. Take the RSS first. Apparently, it is not happy with the working of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its political wing. The RSS had its way in imposing the Hindutva poster boy, Guajrat chief minister Narendra Modi, as the BJP’s candidate for the office of Prime Minister. Maybe, the RSS is upset over leaders like L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley who are seen as the liberal elements in the BJP.


when it gave an undertaking to the central government to have the ban lifted? Take the statement of Mahmood Madani, chief of Jammiat Ulma-i-Hind. He asked the so-called secular parties not to invoke bogey of Narendra Modi to create fear among Muslim voters. He said that the parties should instead seek votes “on the basis of promises fulfilled during their tenure and the promises they would make through election manifestoes.” I have no exception to the statement Madani made except his invoking the phrase of “Muslim vote.” There is no Hindu or Mus-

converted the 2014 polls into a presidential form of election. He, instead, is talking about development and covering up his Hindutva ideology.

Bihar case: travesty of justice

The Achilles’ heel of the Congress is nongovernance as well as the incumbency factor. I wish there had been early elections so that the new government would have planned something for the country for a long tenure. But the six months between now and the elections will be without any serious work. Ministers will be only crossing the T’s and dotting I’s. Consequently, the economy is going haywire. If the ventures in the private sector can register a phenomenal growth, why not then the public sector undertakings? Yet the worst is what the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the BJP are doing at Ayodhya. They were responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the killing of hundreds of Muslims. They are trying to create a similar atmosphere by wanting to stage a rally which the state government has rightly banned. I By entering politics, the RSS is going back wish the two parties were to show the same on the undertaking it gave Sardar Patel, verve in getting justice for the Dalits, who are Union Home Minister, after partition of the Hindus but undergoing all indignities and country. The RSS promised and wrote in its humiliations. They are not getting their due constitution not to participate in political acKuldip Nayar even in law courts. tivities. This was the price it paid to have the The recent case is that of a Bihar village, ban lifted following the assassination of MaLaxmanpur, where the members of Bhoomihatma Gandhi. Nathuram Godse, the assaslim vote, but only the Indian vote. What holds hars (the landlords) killed 58 Dalits, including sin, was found having links with the RSS. True, Patel, known for his pro-Hindu views, good for one community holds good for the 27 women and 10 children. An upper caste did not think that the RSS had a hand in the other community. To single out the Muslims judge has released all the 16 accused on the Mahatma’s murder. He said so in his letter is exactly what the RSS does for Hindus. And plea that there was no evidence. It is a travdated January 27, 1948, to Prime Minister I have not been able to comprehend Madani’s esty of justice. The lower court had sentenced Jawaharlal Nehru. Yet Patel believed that the love for Modi. He should have said in the the accused to life imprisonment. If the High Court judge did not find any Sangh’s “violent” ways had contributed to the same statement that his remark should not be misunderstood and that he was opposed to evidence he could have constituted a special climate in which the Mahatma was killed. The then Sangh chalak, Madhav Sadashiv Modi’s parochial politics. In fact, he let the investigation team (SIT) to work under its Golwalkar, pleaded not guilty. Nor did his Congress and Samajwadi Party too off the supervision to hold a fresh probe. The result of his judgment is that the Dalits telegrams to Nehru and Patel, expressing hook. The Congress got the opening and said: have migrated from the village where shock over the murder, make any difference. The Sangh had to specify in its constitution “We do not make strategy keeping in mind they and their forefathers lived for years. that it had “no politics” in mind and would re- any individual. Our strategies are with regard What has happened at Laxmanpur is the to the policies and programmes of the party.” fate of Dalits all over the country. The main “devoted purely to cultural work.” Yet the ranting by Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS However, this self virtue does not convince equality before law, enshrined in the Constichief that it would directly participate in pol- anyone. It is a fact that the Congress has de- tution, is a farce. Attention is now focused on the Supreme itics is the violation of the promise given to cided to attack Modi alone. And this can be Patel. However, this is one case which the seen in the manner in which the union min- Court where an appeal has been filed against Election Commission would have to ponder isters are taking turns to criticise Modi. It is the High Court judgment. The Supreme Court over. How can a cultural organisation jump unfortunate that the Congress has not raised would do well if it were also to look into the into the political arena? Even if the RSS any substantial issue like development and functioning of the Bihar High Court which is changes its constitution, how justified is it has played into the hands of Modi who has dominated by the upper caste.

RSS violates vow given to Patel


‘We lose ourselves in the practice of consumption’ I

F you know how to look into its nature and identify the source of nutriment that has brought it in, you are already on the path of emancipation. So if you notice that the block of fear, despair and violence in us have become so important, that is because you have been constantly fed the seed of violence, fear and anger in us. Stop feeding them, is our practice. If you don't stop feeding them, if you practice only to deal with the symptom, you don't go very far. That is why the practice of consumption is a very important. That has to go together with the practice of transformation. You are using mindfulness in order to embrace your anger, your violence, in order to bring a relief. You can get a relief, but if you are exposed to the kind of consumption that will continue to feed your violence, then you will not succeed completely in your practice. That is why mindfulness and consumption is very crucial for healing self, for healing family and society. There is a text left behind by Buddha about this, about consumption, about food. I have sent a copy of that text to the Department of Nutrition of Harvard University. I asked them to study because there is always a Department of Nutrition in every university. And I think people who are

ment. Anything you don't want, we bring them there. Everything beautiful we like, we display in — in our living room which is the mind consciousness. And it's not pleasant to have the things you don't want to come up into the living room... ...our fear, our anger, our despair, our pain. That's why you practice a kind of battle. We lock the door. We don't want the fear, the pain, the anger to come up. And our practice is to fill up the living room with guests, to leave no room for the things in the basement more with the practice of transformation be- to come up. That is the practice of the majorfore I go to the practice of consumption. ity in our society. It's not pleasant to allow the Mindfulness can bring relief when the anger pain, the sorrow, the fear to come up. That is come up, when the pain come up. Mindful- why our policy as individuals and the policy ness is to be there in order to recognize, to of our government also very much alike. To embrace and to bring you relief. This is our ignore the real suffering within, to have our mind preoccupied with other issues so that daily practice. It will be better if anger and fear and de- we forget to deal with the real roots of our sufspair will not show up on the upper level, fering. You do not forget that we have blocks while consciousness, life is more pleasant, of pain and sorrow and fear and violence. We but because we nurture them every day, we lose ourselves in the practice of consumpingest the toxins of violence and fear and tion. If we turn on the television, that is why. anger every day. That is why the seeds have Why do we have to turn the television on? become very strong and they push the door Even the programs are not interesting at all. of mind consciousness and settle themselves — Thich Nhat Hanh in it. This talk consciousness is like the base-

responsible for the country, they have to meditate on this important subject, whether they are in the Congress, whether they are in the Department of Education or Nutrition or Defense. They have to look deeply into the matter, whether they are in the government. They also have to look deeply because this is a huge question, a huge problem of our society. But I would like to continue a little bit


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TEAM INDIA ROMPS HOME VICTORIOUS! DHONI and his ‘men in blue’ deserve to be congratulated for clinching the ODI series against the Aussies at Bengaluru on Diwali by posting a mammoth 383 runs with a double century by Rohit and two sixties by Dhawan and Dhoni himself. But, it needs to be said that the Kangaroos fought grittily till the end and did not give the win on a platter. Credit for giving a lot of anxious moments to the Team India supporters who filled the Chinnaswamy stadium should be given to this man, Faulkner who was raining sixes and fours in the midwicket region and threatened to repeat his Mohali performance and to their No.10 batsman, McKay, who is only a bowler. He held on for 37 balls to score 18 runs, giving excellent support for Faulkner who was on rampage and posted a 115-run partnership. Ultimately he was bowled by Jadeja but the fact remains that he could not be dislodged by any of our bowlers for so long and the crafty Faulkner kept him away from much of the bowling by taking singles on the last ball of each over to retain his strike. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane


HEARTY congratulations to the

Don’t ban opinion polls THE Election Commission’s intentions to ban opinion polls in the run-up to the elections do not seem to be sound in law, and certainly not desirable in practice. The reason given of voters being influenced prior to polling and therefore result of such polls should be withheld until after the end of the voting. These are flawed arguments, and a ban, while imposing needless restrictions, will not in any way enhance the purity of the elections. Whether the opinion poll influences the voters or not, there is not reason to ban them as the election campaign closes 48 hours before the polling and political parties and their supporters are free to indulge in propaganda to influence the voters till then. If the parties and the candidates are allowed to try and influence the voters during the campaign period, why cannot media or other agencies who conduct surveys be allowed to function. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

SPLENDID TRIUMPH: Team India gave a thrilling performance in Bengalaru on Diwali day and clinched the ODI series against the formidable Australians. Indian Cricket Team for a stupendous conquest against Australia in the recently concluded one-day series in India. It was just a deserved victory for the Indians. A 3–2 win against a team like Australia is really an icing on the cake. The selectors taking audacious decisions on counting some terrifically luminous players like Virat Kohli, Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma which itself is an achievement not only for the selectors but also for the team as a

whole. Rohit Sharma’s splendid knock of 209 displayed a humungous target for the foreigners. The Australians like always did put up extreme effort but at last it was India all the way. Special congratulations to Dhoni for his splendid captaincy throughout the tournament and an inspirational lead to India to the triumph. India is now at no.1 position in ODI Ranking. — Mansoor Umer Darvesh, Jogeshwari


crackers. It is high time we learn to place of Tiruchi Siva who had completed his term in the Rajya protect nature before it is too late. — S. Venkatnarayan, Matunga Sabha. Now, he is showing concern for Sri Lankan Tamils and shedding crocodile tears.

BEST apathy obvious

— T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

Muharram: victory over evil

THIS fallen bus stop pole at Krishna Vatika in Dahisar east has exposed how poor raw materials have been used in manufacturing the pipes which are used for the bus stand. Thank God no one was injured when the structure fell. Hope the concerned authorities do the needful to prevent such incidents in future.

TRULY our heavenly world, has turned into a living hell with the advent of terrorism. The Islamic month of Muharram in which the faith of Mohammed delivered a body blow to terrorism centuries ago is here and brings the message of victory over evil. Muslims globally hold prayer meets to spread the word of peace and tolerance. Every Muslim should try to spread the spirit of oneness and see through the machinations of vested interests who create sectarian strife to bring disharmony and turmoil in our world. To engage in violent acts would be going against the tenets of Islam. Salam alaikum (peace be on you) is the greeting of Islam. — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra

— Yogesh R. Bhavsar, Dahisar

Diwali should be safer DIWALI celebrations of this year, 2013, has ended with gaiety and fervour with Mumbaikars, Navi Mumbaikars, Thaneites and others participating in the festivities with full vigour by the lighting of lamps, display of electric kandeels (lanterns) at homes and community places! Wearing of new clothes and lighting of lamps, visits to temples, meeting relatives and friends and exchanging greetings and sweets and savouries, thus having a mirthful time was the order of the day apart from lighting crackers. All in all, it was traditional Deepavali festivity but regretfully no lessons were learnt by people as regards the ill effects of bursting



Karunanidhi untrustworthy KARUNANIDHI was the CM of TN; then in 2009, the massacre of Sri Lankan Tamils by the army and the killings in Mullivaikkal will squeeze any human’s heart out. Karunanidhi was part of the UPA II Govt. at the Centre and he chose not to resign from the Govt. and brazenly continued to enjoy power. Although he seems to have broken the alliance with the Congress he stretched too far to seek the support of the Congress during June this year to ensure his daughter, Kanimozhi could enter the Rajya Sabha. He is said to have made valiant efforts and also compromised to such a shameful extent to allow Congress to nominate their own MP in the JPC in the

Good fillip for babus THE SC ruling insulating babus from the whims of netas is most welcome. Babus are crushed between the two plates of cymbals – one plate being the public and the other, the netas. It was always a lose-lose situation for the babus. With the SC ruling, the babus have got a fillip to work without netas breathing down their necks. It’s nice that governance will be getting the front seat and politicians will have to think twice before singling out babus as scapegoats — Harischandra Parshuram, Juhu


‘BABUS too are not angels’ (ADC, Nov 2), the edit piece by A.R. Kanangi reveals the trend of

SHARMAS are generally sober and soft natured. But in Bengaluru we witnessed massacre in Chinnasamy stadium as the Mumbai batsman Rohit Shama went from strength to strength and hit a purple patch by hitting a double century against an Australian attack. Thus he joined select band of cricketers — Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag to notch up a double hundred in a 50-over game. Even evening rain could not stop Rohit to make a match of it after a slow and sedate start. We saw Ishant Sharma giving away 30 runs in an over and helped Australian team to establish an early lead in the 7-match series. Rohit Sharma’s robust double hundred with 16 sixes eclipsed Shane Watson’s record hit of 15 sixes against Pakistan and helped the side to make a 57-run emphatic win in the end. Rohit Sharma is now the new poster boy of India. There is no doubt about it. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada


ON November 2, 2013, Diwali Day in India and Team India playing the last ODI witnessed Diwali fireworks at the Chinnaswami stadium by Rohit Sharma. It was a memorable Diwali gift from him to the Indian team by scoring his double ton in the match and also winning the series against Australia. dealing of the Indian civil servants in respect of their interacting with the public in a specific case wherein he was involved personally. A graphic experience that he had is certainly hugely condemned in view of the ridiculous and uncaring attitude shown by a particular IAS officer, whose behaviour was found to be totally unacceptable by any standard. Of late, although we have seen two exemplary civil servants who on the contrary have acted in right earnest on behalf of the nation and in conformity with the prescribed norms. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

Anil Kapoor’s ‘24’ superb THE most ambitious television pro-

Sharma’s feat will be remembered by every cricket fan and that too against one of the best teams in cricket i.e. Australia. With this double ton, he joined the two great stalwarts of Indian cricket — Sachin and Shewag scoring 200 runs in ODIs. Sharma will be the second highest after Sehwag scoring double century in a One Day international. Sharma also completed his 1000 runs in ODIs and also we witnessed that the Indian team scoring 383 runs in one day will be the highest runs of a team in an ODI. Once again, congratulations to Rohit Sharma for his double ton. — Murugesh Iyer, Thane


ROHIT Sharma bombed the Aussie camp with a cracker of an innings with sky rocketing 16 aerial blows over the fence apart from some amazing hits that blew the Kangaroo nation to pieces. Our team celebrated Diwali a day in advance as India wrapped up the ODI series with ease as Rohit Sharma entered the record books for sending the maximum number of hits over the fence. Indian batting lineup is the best in the world and we need to iron out the flaws in the bowling department to retain the ODI world cup in the years to come. Well played, Team India. The entire nation is proud of your performance. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon

duction ‘24’ being aired by Colours and Viacom 18, is perhaps the only serial which is receiving raving reports from not only the Indian and international media, but from the cinegoers both home and abroad. Never in the industry of television productions has any serial won praises for the producer. For the first time a mainstream Bollywood celebrity of the status of Anil Kapoor has endeavoured into TV fiction. Ironically, ‘24’ has taken a colossal leap from the existing crime thrillers on Indian television with an exceptional coincident recitation format endowing with action, excitement, suspense, drama and the elation of resolving multi-faceted cases in “24” hours. — K.V. Raman, Malad

Lata’s support for Modi justified AT the inaugural function of the late Deenanath Mangeshkar’s hospital in Pune, his Bharat Ratna daughter Lata Mangeshkar had rightly echoed the sensible Indians’ opinion to see Narendra Modi as India’s next Prime Minister. Congressmen are annoyed with this statement of this renowned singer. According to them, she should not pass political comments. This horrified group forgets very conveniently that, basically, Lata didi is an Indian citizen with the fundamental right to vote for the person of her choice. By the way, Kapil Sibal can hold Modi responsible for the onion price inflation for Congress’s own unknown reasons. But, then, whom will he hold responsible for his Congress’s all-round corruption worth trillions of rupees and dollars like Bofors, Coalgate,

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: Lata Mangeshkar has the democratic right to voice her opinion on any subject, in this case Narendra Modi’s prime ministership. CWG, Adarsh and so many others, as well as uncontrolled cross border terrorism since 2004 till date because of his party’s soft Prime Minister? — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali


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MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 4 Soils of Ganga Plain: Ans i) In the Upper Ganga Plain, the Bhabar tract has sand and gravel, while the Tarai has sandy clay with humus and moisture.

North Indian Plains Central, Eastern and Delta

ii) The newer Khadar alluvial soils are highly alkaline, but lack in humus. The older Bangar alluvial soils are mature, but lack salts, lime and alkalinity.

Ganga Plain Introduction The plain is drained by Ganga and its tributaries. It is 1050 km long. The plain is broad in the West and narrow towards the East. It has been the hub of Indian culture. It has ancient and sacred cities like Hardwar, Mathura, Prayag (Allahabad), Kashi (Varanasi) and Gaya which inspired and nurtured Hindu sages and philosophers. 1)The Upper Ganga Plain is 550 km long and 380 kms wide and it includes Western Uttar Pradesh. 2)The Middle Ganga Plain is 600 kms long and 330 kms wide. It includes part of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 3)Lower Ganga Plain-West Bengal.

iii) The Middle Ganga Plain has immature alluvial soils. A poor drainage causes accumulation of sodium salts that renders the soil infertile. The soils generally lack nitrogen and need manure and fertilizers. iv) The Lower Ganga Plain has laterite red and alluvial soil. Laterite soils exist in the South Western part and are acidic and lack humus. Red soils are also acidic and deficient in humus. Tarai soils also lack humus. Alluvial soils rich in humus and alkalinity are found extensively.

Short Notes 1 Physiography of Ganga Plain Ans: i) The Ganga belt is the world’s most extensive alluvial plain formed by the deposition of silt by numerous rivers. ii) The major rivers in this area are Ganga, Yamuna, Chambal, Gomati, Ghaghara and Koshi. iii) The Plains are flat, making it conducive for irrigation through canals and the area is also rich in ground water reserves. iv) The low lying zone of the rivers in the Upper Ganga Plain is known as ‘khadar’ of new alluviuym while ipland are called the ‘Bangar’ of older alluvial. To the South of Shiwalik range lies the Bhabar belt of 30 km wide. It has dominance of boulders, gravels and sand. The rivers descending from the Himalayan slopes disappear in this belt and reappears in the Tarai belt located to the south of Bhabar. The Torai is a marshy belt.

Shobha Wagle Geography lecturer GEOGRAPHY - 4 other endangered species like the Golden Langur, Woodduck, Bengal Florican and Pygmy Hog. Some other endangered species with significant population in Assam are the tiger, elephant and Gibbon. v) The white winged woodduck is the state bird of Assam. The state is also known for orchids. Assam has the largest population of the wild water buffalo. It also has the highest diversity of birds in India.

v) The Middle Ganga Plain has a unique homogenous physiography. Its fluvial landscape is characterized by natural levees, meanders and ox-bow lakes.

2 The Ganga drainage pattern: Ans: i) The Ganga Plain is drained by the Ganga and its tributaries.

iii) The rivers flowing gently make several meanders and ox-bow lakes in the plain.

ii) It is formed by the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Its elevation ranges from 130 km in the East to 30 km in the West. The deposition of alluviam is about 1500 m thick

iv) The Ganga and its tributaries, Yamuna, Ramganga, Ghaghara, Koshi and Gomati are perennial in nature. Chambal river rises in the peninsular plateau and joins the Yamuna river.

3 Biodiversity of Assam Plain: Ans: i) Assam is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world. ii) It has tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine, grasslands, bamboo orchards and numerous wetland ecosystems. iii) Many of them are protected as national parks and reserved forests. Kaziranga is a National Park for Indian Rhinoceros and is a world heritage site. iv) The state of Assam is the last refuge for numerous

iii) The Middle Ganga Plain is a densely populated region, except the forested Tarai area. About 93 % of the population is rural. The Bihar region has big and compact villages. The Tarai tract has dispersed settlements of small villages. Patna is the largest city of the region. Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Gaya, Bhagakpur, Muzaffarpur, Mirzapur, Katihar are other notable towns. Varanasi is a religious town in Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

2 Explain the physical, economical and cultural features of Assam Valley. Ans i) The Assam Valley or the Brahmaputra Valley is a well demarcated physical unit in the North Eastern part of India. It includes most of Assam.

ii) The Upper Ganga Plain has a low gradient and slopes from NorthWest to South East

vi) The Lower Ganga Plain is drained by the Ganga, Brahmaputra and Savarnrekha, The Damodar river joins the Ganga-Hoogli in the deltaic section of the Ganga.

ii) Many districts in the Upper Ganga Plain have a population of more than 1000 persons per sq km. Compact settlements are found in Bangar region where there are good facilities of irrigation and transport. Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghazabad, Agra, Allahabad, Meerut are main urban cities. Agra is a historical city.

iv) In the Lower Ganga Plain, population is unevenly distributed. Near Kolkata and Howrah population density is above 1000 persons per sq km. In the Northern part, Siliguri has less than 400 persons per sq km, while in the delta region it is more than 800 persons per sq km. The major towns of this region are Kolkatta, Howrah, Durgapur, Asansol, Siliguri, Bhatpara, Jadhavpur, Burdwan, Ranigunj, Kharagpur etc.

vi) The Lower Ganga Plain has a very low relief. The foothills of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts are called ‘Duars’. They form the gateway to Bhutan from India.

v) The Middle Ganga Plain is drained by the Ganga, Ghaghara, Gandak Koshi and Son. The Son Koshi and Ghaghara are notorious for the havoc of flood and frequent change in their course. The Son is one of the major tributaries of the Ganga originating from the Peninsula Plateau.

B1 1) Explain the nature of distribution of population in the Ganga Plain. Ans i) The Ganga Plain is one of the most densely populated areas of the world. It occupies 9 per cent of the total area of the country and accommodates 23 per cent of the country’s population. The average density is 931 persons per sq km but is 828 in Uttar Pradesh and 1102 in Bihar as per the 2011 Census.

iii) The Brahmaputra is the life line of Assam. The Assam valley is 80 to 100 km wide and about 1000 km long. Assam is endowed with petroleum, natural gas, coal, limestone and feldspar.

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iv) The soil and climate of Assam valley is most suitable for tea plantation. It is a leading state in tea production in India. Assam valley’s tea is being exported to Europe and the USA. It also produces rice, mustard seed, jute, potato, sweet potato, banana, papaya, arecanut, sugarcane, turmeric, citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, herbs, spices etc. v) The population of Assam Valley was 3.12 crore according to 2011 Census. 45 languages are spoken in Assam. Assamese and Bengali are the major languages. vi) Assam culture is traditionally a mixed culture due to the assimilation of ethno-cultural group in the past. Bihu is the most important common festival celebrated with great enthusiasm. Folk songs and music related to Bihu and other festivals are very popular.

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Kids! With Diwali vacations on, we give you a list of things that you can do during your holidays, in order to use that precious time effectively and learn something in the process. Be it taking up a new hobby or joining a club, keeping active and busy will only help you in the long run Join a class! There’s no time like now! There can be no better time than now to join a class and learn something you’ve always wanted to. This could be anything right from dancing, martial arts, pottery, calligraphy or even a language! This is a great way to make your holidays productive and fun. There are plenty of opportunities and places available to learn and like they say, there is no end to learning. So go out there and learn something new!

Take up a hobby There is no better time than now to cultivate a hobby or go back to your old hobbies which you have long forgotten. This could range from stamp collecting, cooking, gardening etc. Hobbies are a healthy way of passing time and so much fun! Find a new hobby or rediscover your love for old hobbies!

Volunteer: Now is a great time to help others and do some good for society. Send out some love and join or volunteer at an NGO of your choice. Find a cause that is close to your heart, do some research and find out the available NGO’s and the kind of work they are doing. Select the NGO and then go ahead and join them. This is one thing that you will not regret doing! Continued on pg 14 «



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« STUDY IN INDIA Suchitra Surve

Director, Growth Centre, is a Post Graduate in Business Administration and has specialised in HR, and also holds a Post Graduation Diploma in Career Counselling


I just graduated from grade 12 and I would like to do a degree in something related to neurological science. Can you suggest some degrees available in India and in which universities? —Mayur

Neurological science involves different disciplines such as physics, mathematics, psychology, computer science, philosophy and medicine apart from biology. To pursue a career in neuroscience you need to take physics, chemistry and biology in your 12th std. Graduation in health sciences, biology, biosciences, microbiology, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences, physics or allied sciences is required to pursue M Sc and Phd in neuroscience, neurobiology or related areas. Interest in research and a good work experience will help in making a good career in neuroscience. Some of the Universities offering courses related to neuroscience include:  National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences – Bengaluru  Indian Institute of Science – Bengaluru  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) - New Delhi  Jiwaji University, Gwalior

I just graduated as a software engineer and want to do an M.A as well. Please tell me which colleges I can look at in India. —Ram Most recognized Universities in India offer Masters of Arts courses however, they may also have an entrance exam as well as eligibility criterion that applicants have to fulfill. Hence, you can begin with getting in touch with a University within your vicinity itself. Or look for Open Universities like Indira Gandhi National Open University- and so on.

I would like to do my post graduation in graphic designing. Please suggest some courses in Mumbai colleges. —Anu To the best of my knowledge there are hardly any recognized institutes that provide Post Graduation in Graphic Design in Mumbai as most of the computer institutes train people for the same. Kindly get in touch with Internet or Info line services for list of institutes that provide Post Graduate courses in Graphic Design. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on


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Finish off pending work and assignments! Now is a good time to try and complete pending jobs on your to-do-list. Whether it’s some studying that you have meant to do or assignments or projects that you want to begin working on, there’s no time like now. While you make the most of this holiday, take out some time for pending jobs too! Join a club! Now is a good time to join a club or organization for youngsters. There are quite a few to choose from. A Rotaract Club located in your vicinity or even AISEC. Here you will not only develop yourself but meet other youngsters your age and make new friends! So go ahead and sign up, you wont regret it!

Here are some fun camps by BNHS: Green Family Camp – November 9: Would you like to spend this weekend with your family and friends learning about various aspects of nature? You and your team will explore the forest and trek up to the highest point of BNHS Nature Reserve while learning about the biodiversity present in the forest with a nature trail, play some nature games, kitchen gardening and also adventure activity like rock climbing and rappelling. At the end of the camp, as a souvenior have a Green Family snap shot. Time: 9.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Programme Fees: Rs. 1500 per Adult and Rs. 1200 per child below 10 years of age. (Fees includes Programme cost & Food). Register Before: 7th November 2013, For Registration Contact: Isha Sawant, Education Officer on 9594929107 /9594953425 (between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Mon-Fri) Or Email on

Nature Detectives Camp – November 10: Did you ever dream of being a detective solving mysteries? If your answer is yes, then come and solve the mysteries in nature, go on scavenger hunts, conduct an FSI (Forest Scene Investigation) to find which animals roam in the forest by looking out for their tracks marks, understand the secrets of camouflage, animal communication & adaptations along with adventure activities like rock climbing and rappelling. Find out why forests are fantastic. Enjoy a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities that are designed to encourage and spark your interest in the natural environment. If all this excites you, then come join this camp. Time: 09:30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Age Limit: 15 - 18 yrs. Camp Fee: Rs. 1200 per head. Register Before: 7th November 2013. For Registration Contact: 9594929107 /9594953425 (between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Mon-Fri) Or Email on cecbnhs@ Fun with Photography for Juniors – November 14: Do you have a young ‘shutterbug’ at your place? Do you want him/her to try their hand at wildlife photography? These vacations allow your

child to pick up some bag of tricks from the Grand Master of Wildlife photography at BNHS - Isaac Kehimkar. If yes, is the answer, then enroll your child for a non residential workshop on photography with us. Your child will gain hands on experience on camera handling, picture composition, and essential tips on wildlife photography, picture processing and finally camera care. They will interact with the Grand Master who will groom the young shutterbugs in taking best picture and finally win the photography competition which will be held at the end of the workshop. Each participant will receive a participation certificate. Dates: 14th November 2013. Time: 9.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m. Age Limit: 10-15 years. Camp Fee: Rs.1500 (Fee includes programme cost, Certificate & Food). Last date of registration: 11th November 2013. For Registration Contact: Isha Sawant, Education Officer on 9594929107 /9594953425 (between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Mon-Fri) Or Email on cecbnhs@ Discovering Dragons and Damsels Nov 17: For the first time we will be out to discover the little known dragonflies! Get a closer look at these hawks of the insect world; let us take you on a guided walk through the rambling beauty of Borivli National Park. On the trail you will visit several different types of habitats in search of these flying marvels. They may not breathe fire but there’s no doubt the dragonfly walk will fuel your imagination and leave you in awe of Nature’s efficient predator. There will be a chance to see some beautiful butterflies, birds, and plants as well as dragonflies, so seize this opportunity to catch sight of the world’s fastest flying insect. Charges: Rs. 150 and Rs. 200 for others. Registration: Call Hornbill House at 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at

Want to study Mechanical Engineering in Singapore

I have just finished my first year in a liberal arts university in California. I want to transfer to a national university that has a better ranking. What do I need to do? —Abhijith First and foremost you must realize that transferring does not just include an application. There will still be a few months of an adjustment period to the new location and college. You will need to have a very high GPA and should have a good amount of extra-curricular activities as well. In addition it is

important to come up with solid reasons other than wanting to move to a college with a better ranking to support your decision to transfer schools. You will have to write an essay or two for the colleges that you apply to, send them your transcripts and make sure that you fill up the application forms as well. Some of the colleges that are on the common application will allow you to apply through the common app. Good luck!



is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics I am currently in the 12th and will be taking my final IB exams next year. I would like to apply for Mechanical Engineering in the UK and Singapore. Will my IB grades matter? —Pooja I hope you are taking physics and mathematics at higher levels and possibly even chemistry at a lower level, as this would allow you be better prepared for college level engineering classes. When applying for engineering in the UK it is essential to know what kind of engineering you are looking to study. In this case be sure that you would want to study Mechanical Engineering, as you will not be able to switch from one concentration to another.

In terms of your IB grades, yes they will matter. After you apply to colleges you will get ‘conditional’ offers in most cases. If you meet the condition that you get from the college you will be able to attend that university. Getting a conditional offer does not mean that you are guaranteed enrollment into the college.

I am just completing my LLB from K.C College. Can I apply to the US/UK for an LLM without work experience? If yes, what universities can I look at? —Arman You are eligible to apply for an LLM right after your LLB. Most programs prefer that you have some amount of experience even if it may be summer internships this will give you an advantage. It is also important to have a clear understanding of which field of law you have a specific interest in as it would be vital in deciding what college you want to apply to. With an average of a first class your chances of admission to programs at Georgetown, Cornell, Penn, LSE, which have some of the best programs, would increase significantly. You will also require 2-3 teacher recommendations in addition to your grade transcripts in order to apply.

Can’t live without books! Afternoon Despatch & Courier

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read. ~G.K. Chesterton If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.~Toni Morrison A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O’Rourke I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. ~George Robert Gissing A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb

Books have so much to offer, whether it’s information, knowledge or an exposure to good language. Here’s a look at why you should cultivate the habit of reading, if you haven’t already

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each other. Books can be looked up to for inspiration, fun, philosoant advice on how phy, advice and can change to make a conversa- our perspective about sometion? Need help thing for a lifetime. Well, difmaking your life happier? ferent books tell different Require answers to find your stories about life...some true self ? Just want enter- leave readers with a wry tainment? All the answers to smile on their lips...whereas these questions are found in some leave them in tears...or books: A man’s best friend. even in utter astonishment. What would a man do with- The fact that the stories we out books? A book and its read in books are so much reader are inseparable from more realistic than the



By Chandragupta Amritkar


he new Point-of-view (POV) cameras-like the iON Air Pro and iON Adventure- are being embraced by all sorts of active individuals, from extreme sports pros to outdoor adventurers. As the quality and feature sets of action cameras have improved, enhancing their capabilities, broadcast TV crews and pro video production teams have been adding POV cameras to their range of video equipments. The wearable, high-definition video camera offers new features designed to make it easy for skiers, bikers, boarders, skaters and other sports enthusiasts to capture and share videos and images-while retaining the com-

pact size, light weight, waterproof design and Wi-Fi connectivity of the original Air Pro. The GPSequipped iON Adventure is designed for travellers and adventure-seekers, and the iON Speed Pro is for motor and marine sports and racing. With a 14 megapixel sensor, the iON Air Pro 2 captures 60 frames per second HD video. A new 180 degree lens provides a wide field of view to capture more of a scene, and its standard battery provides 2.5 hours of recording time. With the addition of the accessory Wi-Fi PODZ, iON Air Pro 2 users can upload videos to social sites via iON’s iOS and Android apps for smart phones and tablets. It’s priced at USD 299.99 (Rs.18,000).

movies we watch, makes us relate to them easily and quickly. Reading books just gives a man the calmness and peace which is needed in a world like ours. That feeling when you’re at the end of a book...and your heart is racing as to wanting to know desperately how it will end and what effect it’ll have on you is just plain different. After you finish it that’s the only thing going on in your mind for a long time

and no other thoughts even come to your mind. That is the happiness for which I read books. Books can change the mood of a person, inspire him to such an extent that he forgets who he is and transforms him into a totally new person, also they bring out the feelings in you that you thought you never had and most of all they make your mind and heart as imaginative as ever.


Some Nights by FUN

New indie-pop kids on the block, FUN have been topping the charts lately. The pop anthem, ‘Some Nights’ is just not an upbeat tune but also poses a very important question through its lyrics. Most iconic lines of the song being, ‘Oh Lord, I still don’t know what I stand for’ which some would say expresses the existential angst of a youth who is quite a long way from home.

As the band is American, it’s very possible they’re talking from the perspective of American soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan. It’s a great listen, full of energy and some cool afrobeats thrown in as well.

Creator of prominent cartoon ‘Bob the Builder’ and epic series ‘Wereworld’ visits OIS I

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n order to direct students in the art of animation and creative writing, Oberoi International School (OIS) invited Curtis Jobling, the designer of multi-awardwinning worldwide hit children’s television show Bob the Builder, and the illustrator of numerous children’s books including the acclaimed Frankenstein’s Cat, to conduct a creative and imaginative workshop with students at the school’s premises from October 28–30, 2013. Holding fort at the three day workshop, Curtis Jobling conducted sessions for the students on creative writing and animation. He showed them his animations, performed amazing drawing skills and enthused them with his love for writing and reading. He also showcased some of his best work and spoke about his Wereworld series, as well as his experience working in


the animation industry, and finished with a lively question and answer session. In an informal session with the parents Curtis Jobling stressed on the need

for parents to inculcate in their children the habit of reading, which will increase their knowledge and sharpen their creative skills, which unknowingly may lay dor-

mant within the child. Curtis inspired many of the kids to read his books and spent a lot of time autographing and doodling books from the Wereworld series.




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Says Sunitha Perumal, Country Product Manager, EF International Academy


he scope of studying abroad has expanded over the years. Thanks to globalization, we can now access the best of universities across the world. Studying abroad definitely provides students with a macro understanding of the world and keeps them competitive and abreast. Students can better their understanding of global culture, economics and their interdependencies while also gaining a different view of international affairs, politics and social issues. While abroad, a new academic interest or perspective on your major may emerge. Studying at a university abroad allows you to study subjects that are not available at your home country. It also gives your resume a nice boost and improves your post-graduate employment prospects, particularly if you’re considering a career in business, international affairs, or government services. Students and parents are aware that the cost of education has been on the rise ever since the rupee has been sliding. With the fluctuation in currency, students will have to shell out 15 – 20 per cent more on their fees, education loan, and living expenses which could in turn increase the financial burden on a student aspiring to study abroad. Although the fall in the rupee seems to have shaken the aspiration of students willing to study abroad, it has not shattered the dreams


is doing her M.Ed in Learning Disability from S.N.D.T University. She also happens to be India’s only female crossword creator!

of students wanting to pursue their dreams says the ASSOCHAM Report (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) published in June 2013. Like always, education is <<Ms. Sunitha perceived as a long-term Perumal investment, and financials are planned years in advance, particularly when one looks for superior education in notable and top-rated institutions abroad. Parents will also see to it that there is no compromise on the quality of education to offset the increasing cost of studying abroad. Therefore, a fluctuation in the rupee will not impact students’ decisions of studying abroad. Although the expenses have increased by about Rs. 3-4 lakh, it has not impacted the decision making processes. Anxious students and parents are taking extra effort in re-planning their funds to pursue their dreams. The potential return that foreign education gives is the biggest reason for

students applying to foreign varsities. Changing Perspective: Why Should You Still Consider Education Abroad? The weakening rupee has definitely increased the burden on students. The rupee fluctuation has been a norm for many years now. While the value of the rupee against the dollar was about Rs. 45 in 2010 it was at Rs. 52 by 2012 and further weakened to Rs. 60 in early 2013. Given this scenario there were approximately about 1 lakh students who travelled for their undergraduate studies to the US and roughly about 55,000 students who travelled to the UK in 2012. Many students usually factor in currency fluctuation in their study abroad education investment. Though the rupee has been on free fall recently, the currency fluctuation is a factor of consideration when it comes to studying abroad. Although the Indian Economic situation is not favorable at the moment students are willing to bite the bait and take that extra financial burden for their education. The efforts are worthwhile as the US


and UK provide the best and the most progressive education streams while the US more specifically is known to offer dual majors and flexible choices during university studies. Thus they not only provide excellent education, but also allow students to start earning through internships while studying. Indian students have predominantly chosen run of mill careers in Engineering, Medicine, Business or Law. But now they have to wake up to new challenges. Students now have to invest in education to be able to prepare themselves for opportunities or jobs that do not exist today but will come up in the future, just as all the jobs around IT and computers just did not exist 20 years ago. How to tackle the problem of depreciating Rupee? Students can manage the fluctuating currency by speaking to their respective banks for further loans. Now, banks have also introduced top-up schemes for education loans where they fill the gap created by the exchange rate fluctuation. If you have a relative in the destination country, you could probably take a loan from the local bank in that country; as the interest rates will be much cheaper than in India. It would also give you an option of repaying your loan in the same currency if you are employed in the same country after completing your education.

My child is unable to write properly

My son is 7 years old studying in Std 2. However, his writing is very shaky and he holds the pencil very tight. At times I feel he is just lazy and does not want to write. Even during his breaks in school, the teacher always mentions that he is lagging behind the other students. How do I make him gain

interest in writing and in school work? Please check whether your child is reading appropriately according to his grade level. Being in the first standard, he should have developed sight vocabulary and should be able to read short sentences. If your child has handwriting difficulties, try to provide paper that matches

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the difficulties; for example, widely spaced lines for a child who writes very large; raised, lined paper for a child who has trouble writing within the lines; graph paper for a child who has trouble keeping numbers aligned. If your child lacks co-ordination then take him to an occupational therapist for assessment.



HLL Academy, the academic wing of the central public sector enterprise HLL Lifecare Ltd, has announced two new courses, in clinical engineering and in management, as part of efforts to address the shortage of skilled manpower faced by the healthcare sector in these two key areas. HLL Academy is offering a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Clinical Engineering and Management (PGDCEM) and a Post Diploma Course in Clinical Engineering and Management (PCEM) for graduate engineers and diploma holders. The one-year courses will cover different aspects of product development, production, quality control, and marketing of various pharmaceuticals, medical devices and services. The programmes will be offered through distance education supported by contact classes and will comprise two semesters of six months each. The curriculum has been designed to fulfil the requirements of healthcare institutions, procurement service agencies and equipment manufacturers. The eligibility for PGDCEM is an Engineering degree in Biomedical, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Chemical or Biotechnology disciplines. Engineering Diploma holders in Biomedical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical or Medical Instrumentation can apply for PDCEM. The details of the courses and prospectus are available at HLL Academy


Eresource Academy, the training wing of eresource Infotech, has launched an 18 months course called ASET (Advanced Software Engineering & Technology). This course, an intensive entry level programme, combines the best of theory and work experience. Students pursuing this course will become an ASET associate after six months (Semester I) of training. This will enable them to gain expert training along with practical work experience. During the period of training, students will get to learn and be exposed to some of the best industry experts and faculty. They will also earn a stipend during the duration of the programme which is Rs. 8,000 per month after the first semester, Rs.10,000 after the second semester and Rs.12,500 after the third semester. Successful students will be placed as Software Trainees in eresource Infotech with a starting salary of Rs. 2,40,000 annual package after six months of successful completion of third semester of the training course. The minimum eligibility for the course is graduation with atleast 50 per cent. The selection process will comprise of objective online tests, group discussion and personal interviews. The software industry offers several opportunities in ERP and other related functions like database administration, systems administration, software training and network administration. The ASET course will be conducted at the Training Division of eresource Infotech P. Ltd, TMA House, 1st Floor, Road No 16, Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane West.Tel : 022 4111 8000.

XLRI’s annual conferences X

LRI- Xavier School of Management, is all set to host its two major annual events the 3rd Annual Consulting Conference ‘INSIGHT 2013’ and 4th Annual Finance Symposium ‘GNOSIS 2013’ on 7th and 8th November, 2013 respectively at Hotel ITC Grand in Mumbai. Organised by the Consulting Club of XLRI (CRUX), ‘INSIGHT 2013’, based on the theme Road map for Sustaining India’s Growth will discuss the underlying issues on India’s struggles with fledgling growth, rising inflation and a widening current account deficit. The keynote speakers at this year’s conference

are Krishna Kumar Natarajan, MD & CEO Mindtree & Chairman, NASSCOM and Sanjiv Bhasin, CEO, DBS Bank amongst others. While, ‘GNOSIS 2013’, organized by the Finance Association at XLRI (FINAX) is expected to witness influential professionals from industry and academia that will deliberate upon issues plaguing the economy at the moment and to get answers as to how to the crisis can be mitigated. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Role of Financial Services in Mitigating the Crisis’ and will have a distinguished panel of speakers, including SV Murali Dhar Rao-

Executive Director, SEBI; Bunty Bohra- CEO, Goldman Sachs; Abraham Chacko- Director, Federal Bank; Narayan Swamy- Director and Head of Investments, Citibank; Anant NarayanHead of Wholesale Banking, South East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank; Geeta Andradas MD & CEO Citizen Credit Cooperative Bank; Rajeev Gupta- Ex Merrill Lynch India Head amongst others.

‘You can always make it big when you have faith and belief in yourself,’ says Karan Gulyani from Media Relations


am an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. After completing my aircraft maintenance engineering I had to struggle a lot. I had given almost a dozen interviews in the airlines industry but nobody hired me. After almost a year and a half of tough days, finally I had to give up on aviation and chose a career that would be promising and would help me in the long run. That was one of the reasons I chose Media Relations.

‘Media Relations

is a fun career’

The one thing I like about Media Relations is meeting new people every other day. This profession directly or indirectly connects to media and media is one thing which never gets boring. You meet a lot of people and communicate with them on a daily basis. I always wanted to meet the celebrities and this profession helps me achieve this. My company handles several high profile designers, fitness experts, and celebrities and I love meeting them and working for them. Education has helped me a lot. It makes one responsible and focused. It gives you the ability to tackle situations in life. Though I am an engineer I am doing pretty well in PR too. I guess education is the best weapon an individual can have. Training days in engineering were different than Media Relations. There we used to deal with tools and equipment. In Media Relations it is a lot different. Here it was a bit difficult to understand the job in the first few weeks but my seniors in the office helped me a lot. They had tremendous patience because they knew I was not from this background. But when you start to understand the world of Media Relations it is just mesmerising and fun in its own way. I am currently working as a junior executive. My job is to cultivate and maintain close and productive relationships with journalists,

bloggers and editors with regard to the clients that my company handles. For the engineering course it cost me Rs.6 lakh but for Media Relations I have not spent anything. The only investment I had to do was to give my time and patience to <<Karan the field and I also had to Gulyani leave my hometown Delhi and move to Mumbai. All that time spent with friends is now part of my memories. Remuneration for a fresher in Media Relations is approximately about Rs.10 to 12 thousand and it totally depends upon the individuals’ calibre. It also depends on the firm. On an average you take almost two to three years to be an established professional. In this field one can earn good money if one is a well-established professional. The advantage in Media Relations is that you can build your own identity and name in the field. Once you achieve that then you can earn a good living for yourself. Maintaining relations is one big achievement in itself. Initially you have to face some difficulties. Talking to journalists and bloggers can be a little tough. It all depends on how you tackle the


situation. Struggling days can be hard initially for everyone. But once you get your hand on it, you can easily talk, source and maintain your relations with the media. My advice for those who want to take up Media Relations is that you have to keep calm and be patient. You can always make it big when you have faith in yourself. The objective of Media Relations is to cultivate and maintain a good image by providing better knowledge and understanding of the organisation’s goals and clients by the various media, and to effectively communicate information through the media to the public. Media Relations plays a very important role. In today’s world of instant communications, the role of Media Relations is even more enhanced. It is extremely important to maintain good relationships with the media and the public. There are several concerns, issues and relevant news to be conveyed to the public from time to time about the company, its product, services and beliefs. The field also presents opportunities to provide information with clarity. If your product is good and has a good image, people talk about it. Media Relations helps to earn public acceptance, confidence and loyalty and maintain an excellent corporate image. As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira


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IDEAS OVER HIERARCHY By Ritu Mehrotra, Vice President HR Global Talent Management, Bristlecone


here have been many instances in our lives when we used to get conscious while writing our answers in exams if we sensed a teacher watching us from behind. Even the right answers seemed to be wrong because we used to get scared. What if we are writing incorrectly and the teacher gets to know it. Well, the scenario at the workplace is more or less similar. Employees feel hesitant to talk in front of their authorities, reluctant to voice out their opinions because of not being sure of what they will say and what kind of reaction it will welcome from the boss. Hierarchy shakes their confidence. Nowadays, everyone wants to work in an organization which allows freedom to express opinions, freedom to differ with the management, freedom to raise questions or voice innovative ideas, and most important - freedom to individual working style.

Chain of communication simplified Fortunately things have changed for the better at workplaces now. Earlier

it seemed that a rigid decorum has to be maintained in regular working hours with the higher authorities, but now even they consider losing a bit in front of their employees to bring out the best in them. However, the decorum is not out of the window but, more and more stress is laid on innovation of ideas which can only be the result of a free working environment. The protocols are still maintained but the kind of mindset the employees have pertaining to their seniors has metamorphosed to a great extent. Companies are acknowledging the significance of autonomy at the workplace with every passing day. In this era of competition, nothing gives companies, an edge over others than innovation of strategies and ideas. Innovations do not happen under pressure or restraint. Seniors are aware of the fact that even a normal freely flowing discussion with a junior level colleague can bring the utmost ideas for business development. But what if the co-worker has been pondering on an idea and assumes it best not to be shared because he fears being ridiculed or

questioned for thinking. The idea which could have laid the foundation for better future achievements dies a quiet death. To avoid such situations and not to lose on ingenious <<Ritu Mehrotra ideas, companies are encouraging interactions between the high level authorities and other employees.

and workplace by easing out the ways to reach to authorities. Organisations have shifted their focus to employee issues at a large level to make themselves aware if the employee is actually excited about the work or just dragging himself to office. This has become a greater concern for the employers as it affects the productivity of the entire workforce, thus negatively influencing the overall growth of the firm. Every organization these days is crystal clear with the fact that what can support them in the Boss, a co-worker and companion long run are ideas and not hierarCompanies are adopting the idea chy. Ideas thrive when people are of encouraging the employees to voicing their opinions, top of the interact more and more with the head ideas, irrational viewpoints authorities, in order to make them without dreading criticism and comfortable and also establish the mockery. fact that even the top line manWith the ever increasing attrition agers are one of them and won’t rate and stress levels shooting up, it bite if spoken to. Companies are has become a mandate for organiincreasingly establishing practices sations to ensure the sustenance of like interactive sessions on particu- a happier staff working for them. A lar weekdays where employees are sense of freedom should prevail let loose to keep their viewpoints among the colleagues. To be a sucon topics relevant as well as non cessful individual, manager and relevant to work and meetings with team leader it is not only essential to managers to freely talk about the bring innovations in personal excelbotherations at work. Now, in the lence, but also, encourage and assist transforming work scenario com- others in every aspect of their work. panies are devising activities to help the employees overcome the Time for leisure, innovation and inhibitions pertaining to bosses development

In order to keep pace with the changing work life culture, companies are striving to provide a healthy work-life balance to its employees and incorporate the culture of ‘freedom at workplace’ to the optimum level. Many renowned corporations believe in allotting the employees a decent amount of time span in which they are free to follow their passions other than work which gives way to innovation, productivity and rejuvenation of employees and establishes a win-win situation. Ideas and innovation can stream in from anywhere. Casual interactions among colleagues, interactive sessions with managers and weekend games at workplaces can be organized to establish an environment where employees can work with a liberated and free mindset, devoid of all inhibitions and presumptions. Companies now swear by the fact that employees have to be encouraged to take decisions and should be made a part of the organization in order to retain them. They now work towards making leaders and appreciating victories and eliminating the fear of delivering failures or being shouted down by seniors. This will as a result empower them to contribute to the firm’s development.

International ‘Dandi Marchers’ Sculptures Workshops’ at IIT Bombay


ndian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will host two workshops for making 80 full-size statues of the Marchers who took part in Mahatma Gandhi’s historic Dandi March in 1930. These sculptures are part of the art components of ‘Dandi Salt Satyagraha Memorial’, a Project of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India advised by a high level Dandi Memorial Committee, co-ordinated and implemented by IIT Bombay in association with an International Design Team. Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of

IIT Bombay has been co-ordinating the research, design visualization and creation of the art components for the Memorial Project, which include a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi, 24 narrative stoneware murals for the pathway leading to the main statue and the cluster of 80 full size Dandi Marchers’ sculpture etc which will be created through voluntary and combined efforts of the creative community – both national and international. In a unique event, 40 sculptors selected through a world-wide call

for participation will work together in two 2-week long workshops at IIT Bombay on 7-24 November and 722 December, 2013 under the guidance of experienced resource persons. The first workshop will be inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Justice Shri CS Dharmadhikari, Gandhian and Chairman of the Institute of Gandhian Studies, Wardha. Participation in all events is open to public. More about workshops, lectures and related events:


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MET Rishikul Vidyalaya (MRV), in affiliation with Cambridge International Examinations has announced admissions for Mother Toddler, Pre Primary, Primary & Secondary levels. MRV is a school for life management, where students are empowered with the expertise to conquer the present and the future challenges of our society. MRV focuses on experiential learning, all round development, scientific teaching methodology, optimal teacher-student ratio, skills development and fun-n-play approaches to cater to formal as well as informal learning. For admission details, please call 022 – 26440061/377 or Toll free 1800 22 0234. You can also log on to or email:


JOR - Jewellery in Organized Retail & Lifestyle Management, a certified course from University of Mumbai, Garware Institute of Career Education & Development, in technical collaboration with Indian institute of jewellery helps you effectively understand a customer and deal with every situation professionally. Enhance your soft skills, presentation ability and understand the tricks to engage and manage customer’s interest, and add more value to your organization. Duration: Full time (2months)/Part time (6 months) Eligibility: Std X onwards Where: Indian Institute of Jewellery, Modern Centre, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400011 When: Course begins on November 25 from 8.00 am to 10.30 am/9.00am to 2.00pm Contact: 022 67444351/9833741418 Email:


Jain University, in collaboration with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), has announced the launch of a unique 2 year M. Tech programme in Building Science and Technology (with specialization in Green Technology). This 4 semester programme with an intake of 18 seats will commence in 2014. The modules covered are Environmental and sustainable engineering, green technology, carbon footprint and measurement for all building types, modern materials, construction and characterization, life cycle assessment and materials selection, building rating systems with case studies, retrofitting of buildings, renewable energy, besides others. The pedagogy and the curriculum have been designed, keeping in view the professional demand for cutting edge technology solutions to address the sustainability challenges. Graduates of this M.Tech programme will have good career opportunities and growth in the infrastructure, energy, real estate sectors, township development, etc., both within India and overseas. Eligibility criteria for admission to this programme include candidates who have passed B.E/B.Tech degree or its equivalent in Civil/Mechanical Engineering with not less than 50 per cent marks in the aggregate. The SC/ST category of candidates will require at least 45 per cent. The other eligibility conditions are as per university regulations. For programme details, contact: Dr. Shashishankar A, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SET, Jain University at 9663932900

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 Why do we need nutritionists? Our body requires us to eat at regular intervals and we do so, religiously, but for some reason we don’t know what to eat. Until I became a Nutritionist, I didn’t know either. Should we eat more of protein or carbs? Are egg yolks considered bad cholesterol? Is ghee fattening? I am diabetic can I still have sugar or artificial sweeteners? Is red wine good for the heart? We often hear these questions. Nutrition, I must say is a funny science; one individual’s food is another individual’s poison. Hence to understand facts vs. myths and the optimum use of food as fuel, we definitely need nutritionists in more ways than one.

GETTING HEALTHY! Nutrition to the body helps support life and so does a Nutritionist. Sonea Kanal, Nutritionist, CDE, CHHC, AADP, tells Naressa Coutinho how she took up this career to improve her health and that of the people around her. She calls on the youth to join in her mission and to become responsible nutritionists.

Why did you choose to become a Nutritionist? As a child my immunity was always compromised where cold and cough were my best friends. My resistance and energy levels were never the same when compared to the other kids. Thanks to technology, I began using the internet to read about immunity and how pharmaceutical drugs/antibiotics could be avoided and substituted with food/supplements, as a more natural alternative. I guess I made a right decision and I feel blessed. When I hear kids say, “I cannot do this, I am unable to do that, I fall sick often,” - I can relate to them. Doctors and parents must start inculcating good dietary habits, some physical activity and limit the use of fake foods. Avoid eating from McDonald’s, KFC, any frozen foodstuff, fruit juices in tetra packs and start eating fresh foods. This change in lifestyle will make us fresh, healthy and happy people.

choose to apply to the undergraduate course in SVT College of Home Science (Juhu/Churchgate) to ensure in-house admission for the degree program. Degree is 3 years and post graduation is 2 years with options to specialization.  SNDT Women’s University (Juhu, Churchgate) is a parent institute to SVT college of Home Science that offers this course and you can choose to specialize in Dietetics or applied Nutrition depending on your career choice.  Nirmala Niketan (Churchgate)  A few colleges down south in Bangalore and Mysore have Nutrition, Dietetic and Food related degree as well as post grad courses.  Nutrition and fitness is becoming a booming industry. Hence, now a lot of private institutes and fitness experts have started small short term certificate courses too. Just to name a few  BFY- Prabhadevi  K11 Academy- Founded by Kaizzad Capadia is a really good institute in Santacruz (East). But you need to have some background of food and human nutrition to understand certificate courses.

unique. Mind plays an important role in all processes of the human body. For a good nutritionist, this should be the most important tip. If your mind is in shape and healthy, there is no way the fat will stay on your waist and make you unhealthy. Hearing out the client is another attribute to being a successful nutritionist. NEWTRRIENTS by Sonea Kanal, G-2 Happy Home, St Martins Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai-400050 TM


What is the scope of growth for a dietician and where can he/she find work? Nutrition is a very diverse science and it depends on what area is of interest to you. Once you have made that decision, you know your target audience; you then explore and grow your expertise in that area. For example:  Clinical Nutrition for medical centres and hospitals  Clinics with sub-divisions for Diabetes and Management, Renal Therapy, Sports Nutrition, etc.  Lifestyle Management includes Obesity, Diabetes, and Hormonal Imbalances.  Child care consists of Obesity Management in children and pregnant women The list is endless. Dieticians mostly work for hospitals and their practice is very clinical, almost paramedical. They work alongside doctors and the diets are purely therapeutic. The scope would depend on each one’s skill and acquirement. Education qualification required to practice: The degree courses offered by colleges are very limited in Mumbai and have their own prerequisites of having a science background in Junior college. Admission can get challenging since seats are limited. One may

From an income point of view, how lucrative is this career? Starting salaries these days are anything between Rs.10,000 to Rs.15000 for a fresher. If you’re a Post graduate then you could expect anywhere between Rs.20,000 to Rs.25,000. A freelancer may earn anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs.1, 00,000. If it’s a commercial setup with multi centres involved then salaries may vary. Tips to be a good nutritionist: A good nutritionist makes ‘food therapy’ easier and not complex. We constantly hear of new diets and new research with such conflicting information about food, food choices, and publicity of unhealthy food, making it difficult for the common man to decide what’s best for him/her. Hence it’s extremely important that a nutritionist, in his/her own capacity, help people understand what they ought to eat. It is important that he/she is educated, aware and well informed about the developments and how each individual is

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What are the Advantages and disadvantages of becoming a nutritionist? Advantages: People look to you for advice since not everyone knows about how food works, or their knowledge is limited to what they see or hear on television /media ads. You lead a healthy life and so do the people around you. Disadvantages: Limited Institutes offering the course make it worse with limited seats. Traditional and conventional theories. Most institutes offer it only to the women, not men. Curriculums should introduce modern Nutrition as a new subject Your message to the youth who would like to become dieticians. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” –Nelson Mandela. When I got into this field I had just one simple idea that if I could improve my health with the way I eat, I could help change Mumbai and India too. It is an ongoing progressive vision and I welcome the youth to join this movement. It is a big challenge; there is a lot to learn and you will be learning something new with every new client. Welcome on board and be the change you want to see.


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Life is an Ice Cream MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013

earth are not necessarily the ones that make the most advanced products, but the ones that make us feel good about using them. It’s not about the mystery of an idol at a temple. It’s about what we feel once we’re in its environs. Faith again, is a feeling. The biggest stars needn’t be the best actors, it’s what they make us feel. The most effective marketing communication and the most successful movies, are actually the ones that make us “Feel”. So, the point of this observation was Life, as an ice cream, would be truly enjoyed only if we made everyone else around us feel good. A kind gesture, a genuine compliment, a thoughtful deed, some support and just being a good human being would go a long way in adding the texture to the ice cream that our life is. Ingredients make one good, but the Texture, will make them great. There’s a limited time for it. So enjoy this, before it melts or crystallizes, else, the magic would be lost.


You either hate him or love him, Narendra Modi has always garnered a mixed response from one and all about his leadership and political strategies. We throw the floor open to find out what our young readers feel about Modi possibly becoming Prime Minister of India.

He’s a phenomenally strong personality, and while not everyone can agree with everything he’s done and said, it might be time that India had a leader with some backbone. He’s done wonders for Gujarat, economically, despite his rather authoritarian approach towards governance. —Valmik Kumar, Student

Imagining Modi as India’s PM sends a shiver down my spine. What happened in Gujarat in 2002 might just happen across the country. And then he will safely hide behind the nexus of GDP which he will make grow with absolutely no concern about the human development index. What is the use of growth when there is no development? His lack of human interest clearly shows in the statement he made – that the women in Gujarat are suffering from malnutrition because of their fashion consciousness. I cannot fathom the rationale behind the re-election of Modi last year. People are being fooled with false notions and being mesmerised by numbers which at the end of the day is of no use to them i.e. common people. His mind-boggling PR machinery has to be blamed. I can actually come down to a level where I’d choose an amateur Rahul Gandhi than a religious bigot as the head of our secular country since we don’t seem to have better options to choose from. —Achanta Ramya, Research Fellow

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thought about deeply, the nation feel good. That’s the definition of texture, is noth- magic of texture. ing, but the way it feels. So, Some of the best brands on o w the idea of greatness lies, not often in the way we are or what h a v e we’re made of, but how we we heard make everyone else feel. Mind this, Life is you, I’m not saying what we an ice cream, are made of doesn’t matter, enjoy it before it melts? but the transition from Good Aplenty right? I’d always won- to Great relies on how we der, if there was ever more to make the others feel. it than the ‘time is precious, I’d once read a Zaheer Khan enjoy it while it lasts’ angle. So interview where he said, we recently, while I was enjoying know Sachin Tendulkar is some wonderful ice cream, an upset or angry, when he takes observation made me realize a second helping of ice cream. the deeper meaning to this Which brings me to the calmage-old cliché. ing aspect of ice cream. Here As the creamy fruity flavors burst in my mouth registering their presence one after the other, I wondered, what separated great ice cream from a good one? For, all the good ice cream vendors, I know used fresh ingredients, the best quality milk and international standard procedures. But what actually separated the better one from the good ones was their texture. It’s insanely important to understand, what actually works for Ice << Tinkle, one of India’s most loved children’s magazine, cream is, the texture, much again, it’s the texture that is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with the launch of a more than the flavors. I could works. Another perspective special issue this November. Tinkle was launched have the best burst of berries would be, the same ice cream, on 14th November 1980 by Late Uncle Pai and is all and the sin of a chocolate in kept in the freezer for too long my ice cream, but it’d all be would crystallize and despite set to complete 33 glorious years this month lost if it weren’t thick, creamy the same high quality ingrediand left a buttery residue in ents, its magic would be lost. Send your photos to: Education, ADC, my palette that enabled the Sachin Tendulkar, as a batsJanmabhoomi Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Janmabhoomi Marg, flavor to actually linger. The man made us Feel good. Not Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Ph. 022 40768999 secret to great ice cream, I that there weren’t batsmen of understood, lies in the tex- his caliber or great technique, Kindly avoid sending objectionable photos. ture. but a when he scored runs, Your photos should reach us before Monday. This is actually where it all the nation slept well. His gets more interesting. If greatness lay in making a



If he can change things for one state, he can surely do it for the country. The man understands the need to get in the money and will take all measures to do so. He might have gotten himself into an odd controversy here and there but he has also slipped out of them one way or the other. This only shows that he has a sharp mind and that is what we should be looking towards in choosing the country’s leader. —Gaurav Sharma, Copywriter

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NAMASTE INDIAâ&#x20AC;Ś Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, takes part in a ceremony at the Hindu temple, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London, during Diwali, on Monday. Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

Fresh Dreamliner scare N

EW DELHI: Air India's trouble with its newlyacquired fleet of Dreamliners seems unending as one of these planes from London landed here under emergency conditions after warning lights blipped in the cockpit panel indicating problems with its brakes. The incident came hours after another of its state-ofthe- art Boeing 787s gave a scare after one of the windshields in the cockpit cracked while landing at Melbourne

early on Monday. The latest in the string of incidents involving the Dreamliner, flight AI-116 from London to Delhi carrying 174 passengers and ten crew members, made a landing under emergency conditions at the IGI Airport on Monday after warning lights blipped. The pilots, adopting precautionary measures, sought emergency landing as they approached the airport, Air India officials said, adding the aircraft landed safely on Runway 28 at 0222 hours, the officials said. The aircraft was checked later but no fault was found in the brake system, officials said suspecting that there could be some glitches in the electronic panel.

1.34 lakh Indians return; Govt watching situation in S Arabia N

EW DELHI: With 1.34 lakh Indian workers already returning to the homeland, Government is closely watching the situation in Saudi Arabia which is targeting illegal foreigners under its new labour policy, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told PTI on Tuesday. Asked about the drive in Saudi Arabia under which foreigners who have not corrected labour and residency status under its new labour policy -- Nitaqat -- are being deported, Ravi said that till now no incident of harassment of Indian nationals has been reported. "The issue in Saudi Arabia has already been taken up. So far they have not entered into any house for checking. Saudi

Arabian government has given specific instructions not to harass people but to check properly and not enter any house," Ravi told reporters at the sidelines of an event. He said those Indians who are coming back as they are unable to stay there, are also given assistance by the ministry. "1.34 lakh Indians have already come back from Saudi Arabia," Ravi said. He said India is closely watching the situation and in touch with various associations as well. The embassy is very actively assisting in case of any problem, he added. S. Arabia has launched a strict inspection campaign to target illegal foreign workers after the seven-month grace period ended on Sunday.

RIHARIKOTA: India's maiden mission to Mars was successfully launched on Tuesday with its polar rocket placing the Mars spacecraft precisely into an intended Earth orbit in its first-ever historic inter-planetary odyssey in a bid to join a select band of nations. In a "new and complex mission design", ISRO's PSLV C 25 successfully injected the 1,350-kg 'Mangalyaan' Orbiter ('Mars craft' in Hindi) into the orbit around Earth some 44 minutes after a text book launch at 2.38 PM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, marking successful completion of the first stage of the Rs.450-crore mission. Entering a new frontier in space technology, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s mission is aimed at establishing India's capability to reach the Red Planet and would focus on looking for presence of methane, an indicator of life there. "The PSLV C25 vehicle has placed the Mars Orbiter spacecraft very precisely into an elliptical orbit around Earth," ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan told PTI after the launch. This is the 25th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and "it has been a new and complex mission design to ensure that

India successfully launched its first mission to Mars on board PSLV C25 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (ISRO) at Sriharikota, on Tuesday. The mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit by Sept. 24, 2014. we would be able to move the MARS Orbiter spacecraft from the orbit of Earth to the orbit of MARS with minimum energy," he said from Mission Control Room. After going around Earth for 25 days in an elliptical orbit (perigee of 250 km and apogee of 23,500 km), the golden coloured probe, the

size of a small car, would embark on a 10-month long voyage to Mars around 12.42 AM on December 1. It is expected to reach the Red Planet's orbit by September 24 next and go around in an elliptical orbit (periapsis of 366 km and apo-apsis of 80,000 km). "I am happy to say the


spacecraft is in good health. It has done a task what had to be done," a visibly relieved and happy Radhakrishnan told PTI. The rocket injected the satellite into Earth's orbit over South America, which was captured by ISRO's seaborne terminals on board Shipping Corporation of India's vessels SCI Nalanda and SCI Yamuna in the South Pacific Ocean. There was a data break of over 10 minutes after burn-out of the third stage and the Mission Control Centre got signals on ignition of the fourth stage. "The biggest challenge will be precisely navigating the spacecraft to Mars," said Radhakrishnan, adding, "We will know if we pass our examination on Sept. 24, 2014." The robotic satellite, which is undertaking the over 200million-km long journey to Mars, is equipped with five instruments, including a sensor to track methane or marsh gas - a possible sign of life -- on Mars. If all goes well and the satellite orbits the Red Planet, ISRO will become the fourth in the world after those of the US, Russia and Europe to undertake a successful Mars mission. The Mars missions of China and Japan have failed.

Nigeria raises issue of security of its nationals N

EW DELHI: Nigeria has issued a note verbale to India conveying concerns over the security of its nationals and demanded immediate arrest of those who killed a Nigerian in Goa last week, prompting the government today to assure it that all issues will be addressed in a cooperative manner. "We have lost one of our nationals in a cold-blooded murder. We have raised the issue with India and written a note verbale on Friday to convey our concerns over the security of our nationals. "The guilty should be immediately apprehended and brought to justice. And they should also compensate the family of the victim," Tokunbo Falohun, Minister-Press in the Nigerian High Commission, told PTI. He also said the High Commissioner has received a call from the External Affairs Ministry regarding the matter. According to official sources here, Joint Secretary in MEA's Western Africa Division spoke to the Nigerian High Commissioner assuring him that India and Nigeria have excellent relations and that all issues will be "addressed in a cooperative manner in line with our friendly ties". Asked if there will be any "repercussion" of the incident as was being indicated by a Nigerian diplomat yesterday, Falohun said if the matter was "justifiably" dealt with, then there will not be any repercussion. "There is a large Indian community working in Nigeria. There are two temples in Lagos and all Indians have freedom to worship and for their other activities. We also are demanding the same," he said.

ANYTHING FOR FAITH... Devotees throng the Chitrakoot railway station on their return from Kamadgiri temple in Allahabad on Tuesday.


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BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Sunidhi calls a ‘Buy’ on Sutlej Textiles CMP: Rs. 195 Target: Rs. 225

Market Corrects

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (November 6, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell substantially on Tuesday (November 05, 2013) a net 64.20 points (1.02%) and closed at the 6253 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 6282 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 12.12 p.m. The index then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 6304 points level at 12.32 p.m. It then declined and turned into a range bound movement until 2.52 p.m. The index then declined sharply and registered the day’s low at the 6244 points level at 3.28 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained below its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 60 points and closed below the psychologically important 6300 points level. Sentiment was bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 32 were losers, while 18 stocks closed in the green. All the sectoral indices barring realty and PSU closed in the red. Substantial selling was witnessed in FMCG, healthcare, IT and technology stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 11%. This change is moderate and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 761 were gainers, 618 were losers and 56 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the over-bought 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 60 level but is now declining (negative if it continues). MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero but is now declining (negative if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive).

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line but both lines are converging (negative if it continues). The ADX is falling while the Market Index is falling, which indicates that the present down trend is decreasing in strength.

a strong market but with a negative bias.

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6025 points level. The next support is at the 5921 points level. Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 6357 points level. The next resistance is at the 6428 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6267 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6230. Support (2) = 6207. Resistance (1) = 6291. Resistance (2) = 6328. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index after having formed two doji patterns (indicating indecisiveness amongst investors) has formed a small black body candle. This is negative and indicates that the bias has shifted towards the sell side of the market. Further, the index has dropped below the 5 days moving average. Both these indicate a negative bias. However, the index is still above the 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the averages are rising and also positively trended. Further, the velocity parameters too are positively trended. Both theses indicate a positive bias. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15-day average at the 6198 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Has dropped below its 5-day average (at 6285) Negative. Is above its 15-day average (at 6198) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6094) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5860) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

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

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.

STIL enjoys the privilege of being among the few Indian yarn producers capable of producing and supplying any type of spun yarn under one roof and has emerged as one of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of synthetic and blended dyed yarn. STIL is among the few recognised textile organisations that has the expertise to develop an extensive range of value-added yarns including cotton, acrylic, polyester, viscose, modal, lycra and tencil and their brands, among others. Besides, Sutlej is carving a niche in today’s fast changing economic climate with diversified offerings comprising fabrics, garments and home textiles. The improving fundamentals, timely expansion from time to time, consistent modernization and well-built management quality give strong visibility to revenue & profitability going forward. STIL is expected to post an EPS of Rs 82.8 in FY14 and Rs 93.9 in FY15. At the CMP of Rs 175, the share is trading at a P/E of 2.1x on FY14E & 1.8x on FY15E. We recommend BUY with a target price of Rs 225 in the medium term.

Angel Broking calls a ‘Buy’ on GMDC CMP: Rs. 103 Target: Rs. 131

GMDC reported a disappointing set of numbers during 2QFY2014 on the back of weaker-than-expected volumes. Nevertheless, we maintain our Buy rating on the stock. Lower volumes dent top-line: The company's net sales declined by 54.2% yoy to Rs175cr due to 43.9% yoy decline in lignite sales volumes to 1.1mn tonne. Lignite production was affected due to heavy rains. The Mining segment and Power segment sales declined 63.0% and 39.3% yoy to Rs134 and Rs57cr, respectively. EBITDA declines in line with decline in top-line: EBITDA declined 66.8% yoy to Rs 72cr due to decline in sales. Outlook and valuation: GMDC has been reporting disappointing volumes for the past 2-3 quarters on the back of poor execution, regulatory hurdles etc. Also, it has failed to take the much-anticipated price hikes to pass on the impact of higher diesel costs. Nevertheless, we believe the current stock price factors these negatives. GMDC is currently trading at an inexpensive valuation (3.1x FY2015 EV/EBITDA) compared to its peers. The key catalysts for the stock are likely to be: 1) regulatory approvals for brownfield expansions, and 2) commencement of production from Umarsar mines. We value GMDC at an EV/EBITDA of 4.0x FY2015E with a target price of Rs 131 and maintain our Buy rating.

HDFC Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on Aegis Logistics CMP: Rs. 159 Target: Rs. 182

Triggers: Cap on subsidized LPG cylinders - Indian government has announced a major change in the way LPG cylinders are distributed. Government decided to cap the number of subsidized cylinders to households to 9 per year. This cap will help prevent the illegal diversion of cooking gas cylinders to commercial and Auto gas segment. The company has already seen a good spurt in Retail Autogas & Commercial Cylinder space. Thus Gross Profit/tonne for the gas division is likely to increase due to higher contribution from the high margin Retail and Commercial space and volume dip in low margin wholesale gas business. Oil price deregulation – Governments decision to de regulate oil prices gradually will increase demand for Liquid Logistics Business. Part Deregulation in Diesel Pricing – is also positive for Gas Distribution business as LPG will now be more competitive vis-a-vis Diesel. Further CCEA’s approval to hike the natural gas price to $ 8.4 per mmbtu – is positive for Gas Distribution business. Valuation & Recommendation: The Oil and Gas logistics business continues to show good potential as India’s consumption of petroleum, LPG and chemicals increases. Aegis Logistics is poised to take advantage of growth opportunities by setting up additional capacities at different Ports in Liquid Logistics and by increase in turnaround time in Gas business. The Policy change of Oil price deregulation and Cap on Subsidized Cylinders together with Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme to distribute subsidies for cooking gas will further boost the growth opportunities for the Company in its Gas business. At the CMP of Rs.154.40 the stock is trading at a P/E of 6.8xFY14E EPS. We feel the valuations are cheap considering the expected growth in earnings, low debt levels, higher stability in bottom line and higher return ratios. We feel investors could buy the stock at CMP and further add on declines to around Rs.135 to Rs.140 band(~6.0xFY14E EPS) for sequential targets of Rs.182 and Rs.201 (8.0x and 9.0xFY14E EPS) over 1-2 quarters.

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ashing in on the good equity market conditions, fund managers' raised their exposure to bank stocks to more than Rs 26,800 crore in September over the preceding month. According to the latest data available with Sebi, the mutual fund (MF) industry's investment in banking stocks stood at Rs 26,838 crore as on September 30, accounting for 15.75% of their total equity assets under management (AUM) of Rs 1.70 lakh crore. In August, mutual funds' exposure to banking stocks had touched the lowest level in four years to Rs 22,744 crore. However, the investment had risen to as high as Rs 43,659 crore in December 2012. Market participants attributed the

increase in investment in banking shares to measures announced by the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) chief Raghuram Rajan coupled with overall surge in the stock market. Banking stocks climbed in September, after falling for four consecutive months, on value buying and a slew of measures announced by the RBI. During September, the banking index (bankex) surged by 6.4%, while the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) rose 4%. Rajan, in September, had announced steps to stabilise the Indian currency and liberalise the banking system, including higher overseas borrowing limits for lenders and simpler processes for opening branches. Mutual funds are an investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many in-

vestors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets. In 2012, there was consistent investment growth in banking stocks by the industry's equity fund managers and their exposure had risen from 17.23% of total AUM in January 2012 to 21.15% in December. The increase in allocation of funds to banking stocks in 2012 was largely attributed to declining interest rates. In September this year, banking was followed by software space where the mutual funds' investment stood at Rs 23,797 crore. While the consumer non durables accounted for Rs 13,921 crore, pharma stood at Rs 14,444 crore and petroleum products at Rs 9,933 crore.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS High-Tech Item Makers Shifting Focus From China To India

High-tech product manufacturers from sectors like aero-space engineering are shifting their focus towards India from China due to the increasing cost of production in the neighbouring country, EEPC yesterday said. "Costs of manufacturing (in China) is no more cheap the way it used to be, with their banking under stress and the pressure on the government to cut rebates. â&#x20AC;?The Chinese firms are no more the top contenders for the global outsourcing. This gives Indian engineering sector an opportunity," EEPC India Chairman Anupam Shah said in a statement.

Urea Import May Drop By Up To 40% This Fiscal

Urea imports are likely to drop by up to 40 per cent to 4.5-5 million tonnes in the current financial year as the demand is sluggish and there is carryover stock, an official said. The country had imported about 8 million tonnes of urea in the 2012-13 fiscal, as per the official data. "We have imported about 4 million tonnes of urea so far. We are not going to import much in the coming months because demand has slackened and there is also a carryover stock," a senior Fertiliser Ministry official told PTI.

Services Sector Contracts For 4th Successive Month In Oct

India's services sector activity witnessed a moderate improvement in October from September's four-and-a-half year low of 44.6, even while indicating a fourth successive monthly contraction amid economic uncertainty, an HSBC survey said yesterday. The HSBC/Markit purchasing managers index for the services industry inched up to 47.1 in October from 44.6 in September, the fourth successive monthly contraction of service sector output across India.

IOC Asks Govt To Compensate For Interest On Borrowings

State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has asked the government to compensate it for the interest it has to pay on loans taken due to delay in payment of fuel subsidy. IOC in 2012-13 had to shell out Rs 3,420 crore in interests on loans it took to bridge the delay in payment of subsidy on diesel, cooking gas and kerosene. The company has written to the Oil Ministry saying there was "no established mechanism in respect of timing and quantum of under-recovery compensation to oil marketing companies by the Govt. As a result, the OMCs face serious liquidity constraints even for meeting revenue expenditure and have to resort to heavy borrowings, which in turn lead to high interest burden to the OMCs."

count deficit (CAD) will be contained below USD 60 billion this financial year as against an earlier e now know it (tapering) will estimate of USD 70 billion. "We happen... It will happen think we can peg it (CAD) at USD 60 perhaps in January or February. billion or below. I am confident that Today they say it will happen in we can do even slightly better than March... Market and government USD 60 billion," he told television are now prepared for this, in the channel, CNBC Awaaz. sense we know it will happen... Credit flow in the agriculture sector is highest in South India on increased The CAD, the difference between Therefore, we need to strengthen awareness about the existing schemes, but lowest in the north eastern region the inflow and outflow of foreign exthe fundamentals of the economy, of the country, a study by industry body Assocham yesterday said. Farm credit change, had touched an all-time what the (RBI) Governor said bullet flow in South India rose to Rs 1,84,046 crore in 2010-11 from Rs 1,12,342 high of USD 88.2 billion, or 4.8% of proof balance sheet, which means crore in 2008-09. "Credit flow to farmers from banks in the four states GDP, in the last fiscal. The deficit we will contain CAD, we will contain Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala is higher than other for April-June was at USD 21.8 bilfiscal deficit, improve the revenues, states. There is increased awareness about farm credit," it said. lion or 4.9% of GDP. High gold imports were one of the main reasons that pushed CAD to a record high in the previous financial Amid slowdown in domestic demand, steel firms are focusing on exports, year. However, various curbs put in which of late have become attractive due to the rupee weakness, to protect lar from 65-70 after the RBI finally by both RBI and the Centre had their margins. Major steel firms like SAIL, JSW Steel, Essar Steel, and RINL, By A Business Reporter began to take initiatives to recoup helped in containing gold imports among others, have also seen pick up in export demand in last few months after rupee started trading at over 60 level. he Reserve Bank should start forex reserves by stepping up capital this fiscal. winding down its special forex inflows and curbing gold imports," swap window for oil marketing the report said. The report said overcompanies because market expec- seas investors may take a breather tations on the rupee have improved after equity inflows touched over and the fall in the country's import USD 2.5 billion in October. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After all cover needs to be stopped, Bank of equity markets are no longer cheap, America Merrill Lynch said yester- with the one-year forward Sensex PE day. "We believe the time is right for hitting almost 16 times, against the RBI to start tapering its swaps with historical benchmark of about 14 oil companies as the markets are al- times, as the Sensex crossed 21,200. ready pricing these in," BofA-ML So, waiting further (to close the oil swap window) may not improve the said in a report. "It is scarcely possible to fund net balance of payment position anyoil imports averaging USD 8-10 bil- more," the report said. Last month, lion a month with forex reserves of the central bank said any tapering of about USD 282 billion. Thus, it is im- the window, when it occurs, will be perative to arrest falling import done in a calibrated manner. The recover that has halved to seven port said with expectations that the months, well below the 8-10 months US Federal Reserve will start tapering its stimulus programme in January at critical for the rupee stability." Incidentally, the RBI opened a a gradual pace of USD 10 billion and forex swap window in August to meet the dollar recovering to 1.34 against the entire daily dollar requirements the euro, there may be no cross-curof three oil marketing companies as rency benefit in waiting longer to the rupee depreciated to an all-time wind down the forex swap window. low of 68.85 against the US currency. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said                     The rupee has since recovered and last month he would consider the     ! "    ! #   $  % &'() closed at 61.74 against the dollar on rupee to be stable only when dollar November 1."The rupee expecta- demand from oil companies returns tions have come off to 60-65 per dol- to the market.


contain expenditure, take steps to prevent excessive speculations on the currency," said Finance Minister P Chidambaram, yesterday. He was talking on the impact of the US Federal Reserve's gradual stimulus withdrawal, and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;a number of measures are being taken so that when tapering happens, markets won't be taken by surprise, we won't be taken by surprise and whatever impact it will be a minimal impact". Infact, Chidambaram has exuded confidence that India's current ac-

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 Akhil (Nagarjuna Akinenni) runs a taxi-shed. He falls in love with a doctor Sri Valli (Ayesha Takia). When her father is killed in an accident, she moves to her foster brother Sonu's (Sonu Sood) home. But Sonu and Akhil hate each other. Here comes a flashback. Sonu, his sister Sasha (Anushka Shetty) and Akhil are good friends. They turn to robbery when the life goes tough. Sasha is in deep love with Akhil but he refuses to accept her love, saying he treats her just a friend. She threatens that if he doesn't accept, she would end her life. One day she is killed. Sonu thinks that she is killed herself because of Akhil. So he hates him. It is later revealed that Sasha is actually killed by a gang. The rest of the film is how the friends take revenge on the gang. Fil my, 9 p.m.


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Fashion passion FABULOUS

fashion and flavourful food blended beautifully as Priya Chhabria presented her ‘Nouveau Vintage’ collection at 212 All Day. Candice Pinto, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Amruta Patki glided across the place, looking stunning in their flattering silhouettes. Delectable starters did the rounds along with fine wines. Prerna and Sharman Joshi, Rashmi Nigam, Hanif Hilal, Nihaar Pandya, Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Vikas Bhalla and Madhurima Naik were all there.


Turkish high

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rambled across the four floors of the heritage building at Kala Ghoda at the opening of Delhi Art Gallery with a retrospective on the Progressive Artists’ Group. Ashish Anand , director of Delhi Art Gallery and curator Kishore Singh were present to welcome guests like Jogen Choudhury, Sangita Sinh Kathiwada, Deepika Gehani, Mukita Jhaveri, Amol Vadehra and Arpana Sharma Morjaria. And it was time for premium spirits, wines and tasty hors d’oeuvres.


indeed was the 90th National Day celebration of the Republic of Turkey at the Taj. Consul General of Turkey Ceylan Ozen Erisen and husband Ender Erisen were there to warmly welcome the multitude of guests including Suresh Shetty, Sumit Mullick, Shobhaa and Dilip De, Farah Khan Ali, Zarine and Sanjay Khan, Chhaya Momaya, Malti Jain, Rouble Nagi, Samina and Azeem Khan. Premium drinks and dinner awaited the many guests along with a lucky draw.


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Czech it out

music by the Spork Quartet filled the air at the Trident rooftop as Rashmi Jolly, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic and her SOFT husband Arvind along with Miloslav Stasek, Czech Ambassador to India, marked the

Czech Republic National Day. Czech Trade Commissioner Ivan Kamenik was there as were guests like Nadir Godrej, Niranjan Hiranandani and Randhir Kapoor. And it was time to enjoy the Czech wine, beer and liqueurs, plus Indian and Czech food.

Jewel jamboree

in with his grunge look was Shah Rukh Khan. The Bollywood biggie was there at the launch of Lista Jewels at Union Park. WALKING Also viewing the range of diamond jewellery with unconventional designs were the

likes of Boman Irani, Zarine Khan, Carol Gracias, Hemangi Parte, Juhi Pande, Shonali Nagrani, Suchitra Pillai, Sucheta Sharma, Soniya Mehra, Preeti Jhangiani, Binal and Pia Trivedi. And looking happy indeed were Lokesh and Hitesh Gurnani.



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70.Civil leader of a Muslim state (6) 71.Vent (6) 73.Travelling group assistant(6) 74.Kind of TV (5) 75.Foreign exchange (5) 77.Excursion (4)

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ACROSS: 1.Sarape 6.Plug 10.Brand 13.Rioja 14.Radical 15.Native 16.Vibe 17.Elbow 18.Rawhide 19.Edifice 20.Tarawa 21.Mend 23.Dress 25.Leisure 28.Aged 30.Neta 32.Amusement 35.Ague 37.Elite 38.Catcall 40.Twinge 43.Outbox 44.Bali 45.May 46.Devotee 49.Peter 52.Ramayana 54.GPS 55.Rogue 57.Sis 58.UFO 59.Yobbo 60.Cat 61.Alienist 62.Spell 65.Furious 68.Air 70.Urge 72.Demote 73.Street 75.Elevate 76.Neigh 79.Stet 81.Proactive 82.Aide 83.YMCA 86.Sincere 87.Cheer 92.Seat 93.Raptus 94.Alidade 95.Explode 96.Let Up 97.Veer 98.Viable 99.Imagine 100.Exile 101.Sarod 102.Nerd 103.Nantes. DOWN: 1.Sanctum 2.Alibaug 3.Emerald 4.Growling 5.Solitude 6.Pavement 7.Greed 8.Admit 9.Scrip 10.Bleed 11.Amble 12.Downset 22.Note 24.Ramee 26.Smew 27.Asana 29.Exact 31.Alma 32.Attic 33.Nurse 34.Care 35.Aloe 36.Utters 39.Normal 41.Imago 42.Gypsy 46.Darts 47.Vogue 48.Types 50.Taboo 51.Riots 53.Noises 56.Eclat 57.Store 58.Utmost 63.Prior 64.Tutee 68.Feet 66.Rheum 67.Unto 69.Irate 71.Gaga 73.Shame 74.Envy 77.Hire 78.Hectares 79.Synopsis 80.Eyeholes 81.Pickles 83.Yerevan 84.Captain 85.Vessels 88.Eater 89.Rapid 90.Bihar 91.David 92.Seven.

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Moon in Scorpio till 5.26 p.m. Vinayak Chaturthi Jyesht Vrischik (Scorpio) N.Y. Lime Green 9

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: You will be starting this year on an eventful and exciting note. The married will enjoy happy atmosphere at home. Career matters will come under favorable planetary influences. A lucky break early in the year could lead to substantial financial gains. Overseas inquiries for business will be encouraging. Youngsters in love can look forward to an exciting time. You will lead a healthy life.

BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be sturdy, attractive, tall, well built, healthy and longlived. Steady penetrating gaze and soft curly hair. Intelligent determined, honest forthright. There will be success in life after age 30. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): An unconscious urge to seek a change seems to be gnawing at you making it difficult to give your work and responsibilities their due attention. Do not force issues; the time has not come yet. What happens according to nature has a more lasting and sustaining result. The old could give way for new or your may discover a new meaning and strength in what exists.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): A lack of confidence may make you doubt your own judgment. Do not give in to such negative thoughts. Carry on with your work, success is assured. If you are given a difficult assignment, consider it as a challenge and do it with all sincerity and you will win accolades. Insecurity in a romantic association could be upsetting. It would be better to discuss what is on your mind rather than let your imagination run away with you.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): A rather busy hectic schedule seems to be getting the better of you. A change of routine or a different approach to your work will go a long way in making you feel more relaxed. There is a possibility of purchasing some land or property or bringing about some changes at home.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You need to work hard and complete your current assignments on schedule it if you want to stay out of trouble. There is stiff competition but you will succeed even against heavy odds. A prestigious business offer will lead to gain. Love life may seem a bit uncertain.


LEO (July 22 - August 21): Monetary gains from a sale transaction should be re-invested as soon as possible. Someone close could take advantage of your generosity. Deal with the situation firmly else you could lose out financially and emotionally. Avoid arguments at all costs. Do not to give in to doubts or let others discourage you, even if you encounter a disappointing experience.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 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.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Everything you do will lead to gains. Efforts put in now will definitely lead to gains that may take a while to fructify. If you take one day at a time you will be quite safe. Do try to plan too much into the future right now. You can look forward to a relaxed evening with beloved or with the family.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): New business proposals lead to gain. Investments made now will grow fast but you should not hang on to gains for too long. At business meeting or on negotiation table your ideas and plans will be received well. You may have to attend social gathering to fulfill an obligation to a family member. You will meet some new interesting people.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You may be concerned about your financial position. Be practical in matters about money. The picture may not be very rosy right now but there are interesting developments in the pipeline that can lead to gains. Perhaps a friend will be the one to initiate things. A change of place is likely. Meetings and talks are successful.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Your profits can be increased by certain radical changes. Begin from cutting down expenditure, and get rid of unproductive investments. Long distance travel is destined to prove beneficial. You can combine business with pleasure by finding time for some of your own personal interests. Romantic influences are rather strong and despite a tight work-schedule, the impish charm and playful mood of your beloved will lure you.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You are bound to gain if you follow up a tip that you receive concerning an investment. The employed can look forward to news of a promotion and an increase in income. Those in artistic and creative fields will do very well. Do not pay heed to unsolicited criticism. At work a romantic interest develops. Do not be in a rush to make things happen. Give yourself time to evaluate your feelings and the intentions of the person concerned.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Perhaps you are being too cautious when discussing terms for a new proposal. Small profits will add up to bigger ones later. You have other things on your mind other than routine work. An outing will expose you to something good if you are inclined and game for a new experience. Throw caution to the winds and follow fancy of the heart, you will not be disappointed. Look forward to an amazing happening.







ACROSS: 1 Ghazal singer ___ singh (6) 5 It's given to pacify or quiet, or as a bribe (3) 8 An Arab vessel (4) 9 Cricket ground (4) 10 Sultanate on the South China Sea (6) 11 Crisis, predicament or dilemma (9) 13 English painter, noted for his nudes (4) 15 A run for the team but not for the batsman? (3) 16 A fine cotton thread - "I sell" anagram (5) 17 Bihar's capital (5) 20 Brown-capped boletus mushroom "EPC" anagram? (3) 22 ___ farming : alternate growing of crops and grass? (3) 23 Observed (5) 24 "S" for the Greeks? (5) 26 Chew the ___ : ponder over (3) 27 ___ of the society : dredges of the society? (4) 28 Forsaken, deserted (9) 31 Stacked, like wood (6) 32 A male deer (4) 33 A notable achievement (4) 34 ___ Majesty : king's title? (3) 35 Key in again (6)

DOWN: 1 Poked or pushed (6) 2 A long, stout glove covering the wrist (8) 3 ___ fixe (an obsession) (4) 4 A small cap worn on the finger when sewing (7) 5 Averred (5) 6 Thrust, push or prod (4) 7 A platform with railings outside a window (7) 12 An __ for an __ .... (same word) (3) 14 Exclamation of fright (4) 18 Relief, of a sort (4)


SUDOKU 1995 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.


Difficulty Level 


Today’s clue: P equals G

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

19 Small box for holding tea leaves (3,5) 20 ___ National Park : where tourists can see the tiger in U.P.? (7) 21 Attachment to a motor cycle "Radices" anagram? (7)

24 In short, the day of rest? (3) 25 Smear, dirty streak (6) 26 Hairdos (5) 29 Near or close by, in old English (4) 30 ___ on : be excessively fond of? (4)

SOLUTION TO MONDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Rise, 4 Engulf, 8 Raj, 10 VSOP, 13 Galilean, 14 Speaker, 15 Thanks, 17 Novelties, 21 FAR, 22 Aim, 23 Lps, 26 Stipulate, 27 Opiate, 28 Reamers, 32 Back stud, 34 Anti, 35 Gab, 36 Excise, 37 Asps. DOWN : 1 Revs, 2 Shoe, 3 Page, 5 Neighs, 6 UAE, 7 Finest, 9 Jar, 11 Spoof, 12 Payer, 15 Temp, 16 Napa, 18 Vapi, 19 Tate, 20 III, 23 Llama, 24 Start, 25 Rouble, 26 Stasis, 28 Rug, 29 Edam, 30 Ends, 31 Sits, 33 CCC.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1814 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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MON DAY’S SOLUTION: It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 21 average; 23 good; 25 outstanding. MONDAY’S SOLUTION: jest, just, JUSTIFIED, jute.



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It’ll be a tough battle for West Indies’ bowlers: Sammy

Spotlight on retiring Tendulkar as India-Windies clash


By Tapan Mohanta

OLKATA: Cricket has been left overshadowed by the farewell carnival surrounding the iconic Sachin Tendulkar and India will have to keep emotions in check to ensure that they are not distracted from the task at hand against the West Indies in his swansong two-Test series starting here today. The centre stage will belong to Tendulkar, who will begin pulling the curtains down on his glittering career here. The 40-year-old veteran will call it quits after his 200th Test with the one starting tomorrow being his 199th. Amid an upsurge of emotions among fans and administrators of the game alike, Tendulkar would look to make it memorable through his bat against a team, which has promised to steal the limelight by thwarting him. Given the hype and hoopla surrounding the series, it would take a herculean effort from the West Indies to avoid being just bridesmaids. Tendulkar's imposing presence will dominate the series and why not? In a controversy-free career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar has been the most worshipped and followed cricketer who has against his name, almost all the batting records including

Sachin Tendulkar inspects his bat during training session at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Tuesday.

most runs and hundreds in international cricket. Treated like 'God' by his fans, it will be one nostalgic moment for sportsmad Kolkata when Tendulkar comes on to bat in his penultimate Test on the hallowed Eden Gardens. The majestic ground has been witness to many of Tendulkar's ups and downs since his Eden odyssey began in an ODI against Sri Lanka on January 4, 1991. His miserly three-run last over that had denied South Africa the winning six runs in the Hero Cup semifinal on November 24, 1993 is part of cricketing folklore here. At the same time, the 1996 World Cup semifinal against Sri Lanka when fans hurled bottles and set the stands on fire after an Indian collapse began with Tendulkar's dismissal would also remain etched in the memory. Having played 25 matches in both Test and ODI formats here, the most by any, Tendulkar will appear in his 13th Test at the Eden and the fans would pray that the batting stalwart bids adieu to the historic ground on a high. Adulation and admiration aside, Tendulkar has been subjected to criticism in recent times. He has had a tough time especially in the last cou-

ple of years when he took 21 Tests and 12 ODIs to get to his 100th International centuries that came against minnows Bangladesh on March 16, 2012. But in Tests, Tendulkar is stranded at 51 tons and is yet to score a century in 21 matches since his 146 in Cape Town on January 2, 2011. Tendulkar's farewell aside, India will start the series as firm favourites with the young batsmen rising up to the challenge even though the bowling is a worry. On the other hand, despite their big claims of playing hard cricket and spoiling Tendulkar's farewell series, the Windies did not quite show quality in a three-day practice match against Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association last week. This will be a perfect dress rehearsal for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men before the tough away challenges in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia next year. India's batting is in the groove and the return of Shikhar Dhawan will strengthen the middle-order. The left-hander struck a rollicking 187 in his debut innings in Mohali only to sit out in the second essay picking up an injury and going on to miss the last Test against Australia earlier this year. After his comeback in the IPL,

Dhawan was in blistering form in the recent ODI series and the southpaw would look to lay the foundation at the top with Murali Vijay, while Cheteshwar Pujara will play the sheet-anchor role. India's middleorder would see a new face in Rohit Sharma when he makes his a Test debut at the Eden. More than three and after 108 ODIs and 3049 runs, Sharma has a new-found approach as showed by becoming only the third batsman ever to score an ODI triplehundred in the recent home series against Australia. Teams: India: MS Dhoni (c and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha and Amit Mishra. West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Narsingh Deonarine, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Tino Best, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cotterrell, Kirk Edwards, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford and Chadwick Walton. Umpires: Nigel Llong and Richard Kettleborough (both ECB); TV: Vineet Kulkarni. Match star ts 9am IST

KOLKATA: Indian batsmen have been in blistering form and the West Indies skipper Darren Sammy feels that the two-Test series will pose a tough challenge for his bowlers. "We have respect for India. When you look at their recent one-day series (against Australia that India won 3-2) their batsmen have been in good nick. No one wicket is the prized wicket. Everybody in the top six minus Vijay has been playing really good and has been in good form. It would be a tough battle for our bowlers," said Sammy at the prematch press conference. Sammy, however, said he was hoping that the Indian batsmen commit mistakes. "They have been playing a lot of one-day cricket. They have been on the go. It was a run-fest in the last one-day series. So hopefully their batsmen will come out playing a lot of shots and we will get some edges down at slip or some lbws or some bowled outs. Hopefully they will be in that same frame of mind and make more mistakes early up in their innings," Sammy said on the eve of the their opening Test," Sammy added.

HONOUR TO BE PART OF TENDULKAR'S FAREWELL SERIES: SAMMY West Indies are honoured to be part of Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series but their skipper Darren Sammy said their focus would be on the entire Indian cricket team and not only on the legendary batsman's wicket during the two-match Test series. "We're honoured to play a series in India which will bring curtains down on Sachin's career but we're here to compete and play very hard cricket," Sammy said. "He's a great ambassador for the sport. He deserves all the hype and the praises he's getting," the skipper added.




Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the lack of a genuine all-rounder is a concern and the team needs to find someone like Ravindra Jadeja who has been rested for the two-match Test series against the West Indies due to a shoulder strain. The absence of Jadeja has tilted the balance of the side. "It has been a bit of a concern. I've always said that we need good seam bowler or a frontline spinner who can bat a bit. At times you don't realise the importance of a particular player. People criticise so much. "Now that we don't have Jadeja we are thinking whether to have a fifth bowler or maybe another spinner who can bat a bit. Is it that the batting will become thin," Dhoni told reporters at the pre-match press conference. The skipper said there are not enough options at the moment. "We will have to

find someone to do the job. It's always good to have a plan B or C... At the moment we don't have too many who can do the job," Dhoni said. India are in a quandary over the bowling lineup and they are not sure whether to play with a five-men attack or give in-form Rohit Sharma the Test cap while using him as a part-time offspinner. Asked whether Ajinkya Rahane or Rohit Sharma would get the No 6 spot, the skipper said: "Well the thing is whether we want to go with four bowlers or have a fifth to the attack, or someone who can bowl a bit if needed. That's one major decision. Though the decision is one, it's divided into three different aspects. "If we go with five bowlers, both of them may not play. If we need someone who can bowl a bit of off-spin then Rohit plays. Thirdly, if we go with four specialist bowlers, Ajinkya stays," he said.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Coach Duncan Fletcher during training session at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Tuesday.


most cricketer announced his retirement from the international arena. "As far as the last few days are concerned, it looked absolutely normal how we played the ODI series or the last series. The dressing room atmosphere is exactly the same. In a way, the guys have done well to maintain the atmosphere. The focus has been brilliant so far. As far as the team is concerned, not thinking anything apart from cricket. There're certain things that has to happen and will happen. You noticed something that's been going for about last 10 years. Now that Sachin has announced his retirement, you're noticing it more," he said. The skipper said they're just committed to win the series against the Caribbeans and then decide on dedicating it to Tendulkar. "First

and foremost, we need to focus on high-scoring seven-match ODI secricket and look to win the series. ries last week. Asked about the shift Once we have won the series, it's al- from the slam-bang version to Test ways easier whom you want to ded- cricket, Dhoni said: "We play a lot of icate it to. It's always easy to do cricket (these days), at times we have to adjust. Yes, there's another that," he said. Dhoni said Tendulkar has always demand that comes from the fortried to reach out to youngsters and mat from ODIs to Test. It's not guide them. "He's always been something we're doing it for the someone who interacts with young- first time. Hopefully most of the sters and guides them on what guys are aware of it and prepare for needs to be done and the areas of it." Dhoni also chose not to comimprovement. I don't think any sig- ment on the behaviour of the Eden nificant change now," he said of pitch. "We will see the wicket again Tendulkar's discussion with young- tomorrow. They have watered it. Let it become dry completely to assess sters at the nets. Refusing to divulge their plans it. As of now I'll not comment anyabout the team's farewell gift to thing on the wicket." Curator Prabir Mukherjee drew Tendulkar, Dhoni said: "We're keeping it a secret. Still one more Test to flak from Dhoni the last time around but the skipper laughed it go after this." It's been a hectic week for Team off saying: "We've not dated as of India, beating Australia 3-2 in a now!"

We want century from Sachin in both Tests: Yogeshwar N

EW DELHI: As Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious career draws to an end, Olympian wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Amit Kumar Dahiya want the retiring Indian batsman to enthral the cricketcrazy nation by scoring centuries in his final two Tests. Tendulkar will bring the curtains down on his illustrious 24-year-long career with the two-Test series against the West Indies, beginning today at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Tendulkar will play his 200th Test at home -- the Wankhede Stadium -- in Mumbai from November 14 to 18.


‘Lack of all-rounder has been a bit of a concern’

OLKATA: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team was trying to focus on the cricket despite the frenzy around Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test match in his farewell series against the West Indies. He said the team was trying to keep distractions to minimum. "It's something that was expected. It's always good to know such things in advance so that you can mentally prepare well. We have tried best to keep ourselves away from distractions and focus on cricket. So far so good. Once the game starts, I don't think the team is entertaining anyone. I think we are sorted," Dhoni told reporters at the pre-match press conference. Dhoni said nothing has changed, neither the preparation nor the mind-set, ever since the senior

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"He has given this country and its people so much that is beyond imagination. His achievements in cricket speak for him. It's a big loss to the world cricket. We will miss his presence on the cricket field," Yogeshwar told PTI. "It would be a sad day for all of us when he will walk on to the field for one last time during the Wankhede Test. I would like to see him score centuries in both the Tests. He should make the series memorable for every cricket-loving Indian," said the London Olympic bronze medallist. In a controversy free career, Tendulkar has been the most

worshipped cricketer who has against his name, almost all the batting records including most runs and hundreds in international cricket. World Championship silvermedallist Amit Kumar wished Tendulkar the very best and said he would be best remembered for his commitment to the game. "I wish him all the very best for his life after cricket. He has been an inspiration for the youth. He has done so much for cricket and it's just amazing to see all his world records. I would like to see him score many runs against the West Indies and bow out on a high," said Amit.

Tendulkar’s retirement biggest in cricket history: Gavaskar

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has termed Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket as the "biggest" the game has ever seen, while another former great V V S Laxman feels that CAB's farewell arrangements won't cause "distraction" to him. Asked if Tendulkar's impending retirement after two-Test series against the West Indies is the biggest farewell that the world cricket has seen, the veteran replied, "I think so. Any retirement is greeted with sadness. After November 18, there will be no Tendulkar in action. So the frenzy is understandable. He is the biggest cricketer after Sir Don Bradman and his retirement is the biggest of them all." Gavaskar even took a dig at the media, who, according to him made endless speculations about Tendulkar's retirement till the cricketer himself made it official. "I used to tell you guys that you don't know what you will miss once he (Tendulkar) retires." Laxman said Tendulkar's innings against Haryana in the Ranji opener at Lahli should act as a confidence booster for the legendary batsman as it came under tough conditions. "He played a match-winning knock in the second innings but I was more impressed with the amount of time he spent out there in the middle," said Laxman. Both Gavaskar and Laxman spoke in the same vein about Tendulkar remaining unaffected by CAB's grand farewell arrangements, which many think could cause distractions for him. "I don't think, these things (farewell celebrations would be a distraction). The moment he landed, he made it clear that he would like to concentrate. As far as the arrangements goes, Kolkata has always shown love for its cricketers. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming but you don't get this kind of love anywhere in the country," Gavaskar told 'NDTV'. Laxman on his part said, "Eden Gardens is a special ground. In Kolkata, right from the time you land at the airport till you board a flight back, the love and affection you get is unimaginable. People come up to you and speak about the game."

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Paes-Stepanek pair makes a winning start at year-end finals


ONDON: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek made a stupendous start to their campaign at the year-end ATP World Tour finals as they shocked second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in a closely-fought Group B match. The seventh seeded Paes and Stepanek pair beat the AustriaBrazilain combination 6-3 5-7 108 in one hour and 42 minutes. Before prevailing in the Super Tie breaker, Paes and Stepanek overcame some anxious moments towards the end as their rivals fought hard. Paes and Stepanek served throughout well but it was in the 12th game of the second set, Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic and Leander Paes of India play a return to Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of when the Indian dropped his Brazil during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday. serve from 40-15 to make it a more thrilling contest, stretched their rivals but Peya and Soares match points but Peya and the four-team Group B, behind Soares saved three of them. The Spanish combo of David Marrero to a Super Tie breaker. Before that saved all. Paes and Stepanek had four Indo-Czech pair is now second in and Fernando Verdasco. they had four chances to break

My good form gives me better chance to win Indian Open: Shiv N

EW DELHI: After returning to the European Tour with a win at Dubai City Challenge last week, Shiv Kapur has now set his eyes on the 50th edition of Hero Indian Open that gets underway at the Delhi Golf Club from Thursday. Shiv said it was satisfying to win the European Challenge Tour Grand Final but it also left him drained. He would look to pull himself up and hoped his "good form" will give him a "better chance" to clinch the prestigious title. "It was a satisfying win. Playing three tours, juggling between events and finally winning in the end is satisfying. But mentally it was straining. I got tired but coming into the tournament with a victory boosts the confidence," Shiv told reporters here. "I need to get my energy up

this week. For the last few years, I have been telling you guys how much I want to win this tournament, how it is the fifth major and it still remains a dream to win the Indian Open. It is happening in DGC this year and the fact that it is the 50th year, makes it more special and knowing that you are coming into the event playing close to your best also gives me a better chance this year," added the Delhi golfer who had won the Volvo Masters of Asia in 2005. The 31-year-old has won three titles in the last 10 months -Shubhkamna Champions in December, Gujarat Kensville Challenge in February, and Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Shiv Kapur during the skills challenge at the Hero Indian Open. Grand Final last week -- and Shiv said probably it was the experi- handled situation better in the play well but still not win. I was ence which comes with age. "I last one year and I have learnt to playing well in Foshan City in think I am getting better with age. accept things better. It is hard be- China but didn't play well on the I am more patient now. I have cause, there are weeks when you last day," he said.

Rejuvenated Mumbai FC look for second away win against Mohammedan M

UMBAI: A rejuvenated Mumbai FC side will be looking for their second away win of the season when they take on promoted side Mohammedan SC in an I-League Round nine encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Wednesday. The match will be crucial as a win for either side will give them a chance to move into the top half of the table going into the break. Both teams currently have seven points each. However, Mumbai FC enjoys the advantage of a better goal ratio and thus sits at eight in the league table, one place above the hosts. The visitors go into the game Mumbai FC during their practice session at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday. high on confidence after snapping their three game losing run Coach Khalid Jamil was satisfied down and secure a draw from the by securing a last minute draw with the character the team jaws of defeat in the last game deagainst Bengaluru FC at home. showed to come back from a goal spite being a man short for more

than an hour. Nevertheless, he expects his team to stay focussed and concentrate on the game against the Kolkata-giants. The biggest team news ahead of the game is the return of talismanic defender Haroon Amiri who comes back after completing his two-game suspension. New signings striker Hashmatullah Mohamed Jan and midfielder Ahamad Arash Hatifie have settled into the team with Hashmatullah already getting on the scoresheet on debut against Bengaluru FC. Both teams have met four times in the past, twice in the first division and twice in the second division. Each side has secured a win apiece in either division and Mumbai FC will be hoping to go one better this time.


IN BRIEF Indian men beat Oman 3-0 in ACT

NEW DELHI: India men's hockey team defeated Oman 3-0 to register their first win in the third Asian Champions Trophy at Kakamigahara, Japan. India opened the scoring against the run of play in the 19th minute through Akashdeep Singh's strike, courtesy a lapse in concentration from Oman defence. Talwinder Singh doubled India's lead in the 30th minute with another field goal after he was nicely set up by Prabhdeep Singh. After the change of ends, the Indians found it difficult to breach the Omanese defence till the 62nd minute when Amit Rohidas converted a penalty corner to make the scoreline 3-0. India will now play Pakistan in their next league match on Thursday.

Mohun Bagan meet spirited Lajong in an away game

SHILLONG: Mohun Bagan have a daunting task ahead of them as they lock horns with home favourites Shillong Lajong FC in their bid to earn full points during their ninth round I-League encounter at the J N Stadium here. The Thangboi Singto's side is on a high after earning their first home win this season against Mohammedan Sporting last week. Mohun Bagan on the other hand will miss their main striker Odafa and Eric, which Karim Bencherifa termed it as a major setback for the team. He also complained of another setback as the team, majority of who are below 23 years old, is yet to make best of the combinations among its players.

HPCA welcomes Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to restore "status quo ante"

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association welcomed the High Court's decision to restore "status quo ante" in respect of the takeover of HPCA land and properties, and "disapproved" the action of the state government saying it was "politically motivated". "It is a victory of all the members and constituents of HPCA, their combined efforts and hardwork. We reaffirm our commitment towards the development of the game in Himachal in the best interest of all the stakeholders," Anurag Thakur, the President of HPCA, said in a press release. "We are committed to provide world class facilities to the players of the state and create more infrastructure for them and make Himachal one of the powerhouses of the game in the country," he added.

Divij-Raja in quarters of Ortisei Challenger event

NEW DELHI: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja scored an easy straight sets win over David Kostner and Patric Prinoth to move to the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger event in Ortisei, Italy. The top-seeded Indian pair beat the local pair 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the euro 64,000 hard court event. Divij and Raja broke their rival thrice in the opening set and once in the second set. They next play Martin Fischer of Austria and Peter Gojowczyk of Germany. Both Divij and Raja had played singles qualifiers too went down in close matches in their respective final rounds.

SA to host Pakistan to fill in for shortened Indian visit

KARACHI: Left in the lurch after India shortened its tour, South Africa will now host Pakistan for a three-match ODI and twomatch Twenty20 series from November 18, the two countries' boards announced. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hit a USD 1.5 million bonanza with this short limited-overs series, to be held in South Africa.


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