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Warned and let off

Around 200 bikes and scooters, and scores of four-wheelers, are parked here every night by vistors to the Navratri celebrations organised by the Ghatkopar Gujarati Samaj.

Doctors accused of charging Dockyard Rd victim let off with warning letters

By Shwetha Kannan


he doctors who were said to be guilty of charging Shweta Kamble, a19-year-old victim of the Dockyard Road collapse for

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medical assistance, have been suspended for a few days and let off with warning letters. An enquiry committee had been formed to look into the matter and a report has been sent to the concerned BMC officials. The results of the investigations done by the enquiry committee are that the doctors did charge the patient and the issue has now been dismissed after some of the doctors faced a suspension of seven days while others responded to the show cause notices. “Since the doctors were worried about the condition Continued on pg 9 «

Congressman admits he has no legal permission to collect parking charges, but claims that volunteers of the Ghatkopar Gujarati Samaj are collecting parking charges for ‘maintaining vigil on vehicles’ By Neel Shah


wo days after Falguni Pathak’s dandiya mandal in Ghatkopar made news for violating decibel limits, another mandal, also in Ghatkopar, stage-managed by Congress party worker Praveen Chheda, is in the news for illegally collecting parking charges from those parking their vehicles on a public road. The volunteers of the Ghatkopar Gujarati Samaj (GGS) are collecting money from persons who are parking their vehicles on the road leading towards the entrance of Somaiya College, close to where the GGS’s Continued on pg 9 «



ess than a week after being spotted twice near a residential complex in Vasai, another leopard made a silent comeback late on Monday. This time, the big wild cat intruded into the Evershine Garden area, pounced on a bunch of ducks and disappeared after carrying one of them off into the dense tracts of a mangrove land near the salt-pans along the VasaiNalasopara Link Road. Although the leopard left without harming any human being, fear continues to stalk locals who have decided to be cautious. “We have informed the fire brigade personnel who arrived at the spot in no time, but the leopard had vanished before they arrived”, said a local resident Sudip Mehta.




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Not a rally, but a ‘cultural programme’



Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Acid test for Uddhav By Prashant Hamine


enior Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai expressed his satisfaction over the Bombay High Court ruling on allowing its annual traditional Dusshera rally to be held at Shivaji Park, Dadar. However, this year, the rally will be an acid test for Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray as it will be the first rally that he will be addressing after the demise of his father, Bal Thackeray. Speaking to newspersons here

HC allows Shiv Sena to hold annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park on Sunday

Want to see the minister? Sorry, not possible! He is rushing to cool down the burning situation in Andhra.


Is a 7-year jail term enough for preventing babas from pasting illegal advertisements in local trains?

Farheen Siddiqui News producer Yes. It will, only if there are regular checks by the concerned police authorities. Seven years is not a small period. If due action is taken then it will definitely compel people putting up such ads to stop these practices.

Manek Lawyer No. Nothing will be a deterrent till superstition exists and gullible people are exploited, but it’s a step in the right direction. Khooshnum Daviervala Lawyer Yes. They will not advertise openly but will find different ways to do so.

Neha Jayakar Banker Yes. It will act as a deterrent and the number of advertisements will reduce, but that will not affect the blind faith of people believing in tantriks and occultists.

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Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray

A file photograph of the Shiv Sena’s annual Dussehra rally held at the Shivaji Park.

By Philip Varghese

told that the rally, scheduled for Sunday, be considered a ‘cultural’ our days after the Shiv Sena programme like Ramlila, and not a informed the Bombay High political event. In its last hearing, senior counsel Court that it cannot afford the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra for its V.A. Thorat representing Shiv Sena annual rally, for which the authori- had told the court, “We had apties are seeking a fee of Rs.70 lakh, proached MMRDA for permission the court on Tuesday allowed its an- to hold the rally at Bandra. Hownual rally at Shivaji Park itself after ever, even as the authority has the Brihanmumbai Municipal Cor- granted the permission, it has laid poration (BMC) told the court that down certain terms and conditions permission be given for the rally and is also charging Rs.70 lakh for which has been termed as a ‘cul- the five-hour rally. This is not aftural programme’ held by a political fordable for us as it is too costly. We would also like to state that the party and not a ‘political rally’. The Dussehra rally, an annual MMRDA ground is not close to the gathering of Shiv Sena party work- Bandra station which would not ers at Shivaji Park, after the death of enable party workers to reach Sena chief Bal Thackeray had be- there.” A Sena leader, who wished not to come an important issue for the Sena after the HC had last year di- be named said, “Our rally is not a rected the party to find another ‘political rally’, but a cultural rally place for the 2013 rally which is and that’s why it is conducted on scheduled for October 13, as the the day of Dassera. The programme Shivaji Park area falls in the ‘Silence is conducted without any law and order. We have been abiding with Zone’. This comes after the Sena leaders all orders passed by the High Court had recently met the civic body and in its last hearings every year.”


at the party office Shivalaya, Desai welcomed the HC view that the Dusshera rally held by the Sena at Shivaji Park, Dadar, was a tradition in itself and not a political event. He added that the rally is an emotional event for several Shiv Sainiks and is moreover the first rally to be held after the demise of the Sena chief. Desai pointed out that it has been a practice for years now, where the Sena chief would set the agenda for the year ahead. Desai said that for the first time there would be no special chair on the dais which used to be kept for the late Sena chief. He added that drawing crowds for the rally was not a problem since Shivsainiks would come to remember the late Bal Thackeray. Desai also disclosed that it was BMC Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte who had stated last year that the BMC would construct a memorial for the late Sena chief at Shivaji Park before his death anniversary.

BMC guidelines:


he BMC has framed certain guidelines on the use of playgrounds and recreational grounds in the city. It would not permit any political rally or function on civic grounds. A circular on the decision was issued on April 19. It states: The grounds can be used only for playing and sporting activities. Apart from that, they can be used for traditional, religious purposes such as events like Ganeshostav, Navratri and Durga Puja, for not more than 30 days including erecting and dismantling of pandals. They can also be used for rallies and events on May 1 (Maharashtra Day), January 26 (Republic Day) and August 15 (Independence Day), days that exempt Shivaji Park, too, from ‘silence zone’ norms.

Anna, Medha to lead protest against sugar mills scam By A Special Correspondent

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Priya Mayekar Lawyer No. No bill/stringent law can change the mindset of people who live a superstitious life. Quacks and occultists will keep on advertising as long as people have blind faith in them and they remain in demand.


o protest against the alleged sugar mills scam, a protest march is being organised under the leadership of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. Social activist Medha Patkar had recently alleged a scam in the sale of 40 sugar mills in the state. These sugar mills were supposedly sold to politicians at dirt cheap rates. Speaking to reporters, Patkar said, “This is a Rs.10,000-crore mega scam. All political parties are hand-


Anna Hazare and Medha Patkar addressing mediapersons, in the city, yesterday.

in-glove when it comes to buying out distressed sugar factories through auctions. There is a rush among the state politicians to buy these sick or financially unsound sugar co-operatives during auctions”. “The protest march will start from Azad Maidan in the afternoon wherein social groups like Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and its chief Raju Shetty, an MP besides anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will lead the rally”, Medha Patkar said.

The house which is vacant since some years should be taken in use after doing Vastu Shanti. After doing Vaastu Shanti – do not keep that house empty for more than 3 months. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,



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Afternoon Despatch & Courier

At Tilak Nagar in Chembur, the Durga temple is modelled along the lines of the Bangkok temple.

It’s never too much to go the gorgeously traditional route at the Police Parade Ground in Ghatkopar.

Shivaji Park’s Bengal Club usually has the biggest turnout of Bengalis in the city. But the idea is to visit all venues.


At Somaiya Grounds in Vidya Vihar, dancers whirl to dandiya beats.

What’s the point of Navratri without a mela attached, like at Worli!


here’s no getting away from the fact that the festivities are a bit subdued this year, but they are brilliant nonetheless. As Mumbai settles into nine days of gay abandon leading up to Dussehra, the lights are on, the costumes are eye-catching and the mood is light. There is a lot for the young to do at this time.You can play dandiya at one of the thousands of such events lined up in every locality. You can visit Chowpatty to take in the eternal charm of the Ramleela. Meanwhile, the goddess Durga is worshipped and bhog is eaten in her name. It’s time to meet and greet friends and family. And very soon, it will be Dussehra, then Diwali and winter!

An artist gives final touches to Ravana and his multiple faces at Girgaum Chowpatty ahead of the nightly performances that are held daily for nine days. Here men play all the parts, even the women’s roles.


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I have changed my date of birth Twenty First June Nineteen Eighty Four to Twenty First July Ninetten Eighty Eight as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-35183. C-18915

NOTICE is hereby given is the public that MR. R. Sairaja member of Takshshila CHS. holding Share Certificate No. 019 has informed the society that the share certificate has been lost / misplaced & has applied to the Society for issue of duplicate Share Certificate. Any person / persons having any claims, objection may approach the society within a period of 15 days from publication of this Notice, falling which duplicate Share Certificate will be issued to the concerned member Date :- 09/10/2013 sd/Place : Ambernath R. Sairaja Takshshila CHS. B.28/ 201, Loknagari, MIDC Road, Ambernath (E)


I have changed my name from Soniya Krishan Sahani to Sonia Saini as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. U-16452. C-18909 I have changed my name from Divya Krishan Sahani to Divya Saini as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. U-16453. C-18910


May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the helpless pray for us. Say this prayer for nine times nine days. Your prayer will be answered by the eighth day. Publication must be promised. C-17967 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the helpless pray for us. Say this prayer for nine times nine days. Your prayer will be answered by the eighth day. Publication must be promised. C-17968 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Deepak C-16621 Thank you St. Jude for the good news of my sister-in-law’s pregnancy. St. Jude please pray for her and her baby’s safety. C-18913 Thank you St. Jude for the favour granted. O holy St jude Apostle & Martyr great in virtue & rich in miracles near kinsman of Jesus christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart & humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance Help me in my present urgent petition in return I promise to make your name known & cause you to be invoked .Say Our father three Hail Mary & three glory be's St jude pray for us & all who invoke your aid AMEN. Sonal Patel C-18914

I have changed my name from Ashwini Krishan Sahani to Ashwini Saini as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. U-16454. C-18911 I have changed my name from Rahul Krishan Sahani to Rahul Saini as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. U-16455. C-18912 Loyala Coates changed her daughter's name from Roshini Ishwar Kanojiya to Roshni Coates vide Affidavit dated 7/10/2013. C-18916 I have changed my name from Athar Banu Nizamuddin Kazi to Athar Sultana Mohammed Yunus Doulatkoti as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U-23865. C-18917 I, Zahida Abdul Majeed, have changed my name to Zahida Abdul Majeed Ansari Vide Affidavit/Deedpoll dated 8th October, 2013. C-18918 I, Mr. Mohammed Ashfaque Abdul Majeed, have changed my name to Mr. Mohammad Ashfaque Ansari S/o. Abdul Majeed Ansari Vide Deedpoll Affidavit dated 8th October, 2013. C-18919 I, Nikky Surendra Kumar, have changed my name to Nikki Surendra Satule as per Affidavit dated 8-10-2013. C-18920 I, Surendra Kumar, have changed my name to Surendra Satule as per Affidavit dated 8-10-2013. C-18921 I have changed my name from Farida Begum Binte Abdul Hamid Gharatkar, to ‘Farzana Tahirkhan Sane’ as per Affidavit Dated: 07/10/2013. C-18922 I have changed my name from Tayarkhan Ahmadkhan Sane, to ‘Tahirkhan Ahmadkhan Sane’ as per Affidavit Dated: 07/10/2013. C-18923 I have changed my name from Mohamed Ashfaque Haroon Rashid, to Merchant Mohammed Ashfaque Haroon Rashid’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/10/2013. C-18924

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 I have changed my name from Xec Rucsana Bi Ibram, to ‘Shaikh Rukhsana Bi Anwar’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/10/2013. C-18925 I have changed my name from Shaikh Idrish Abdul Hai, to ‘Shaikh Idris Fatima Abdul Hai’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/10/2013. C-18926 I have changed my name from Shaikh Halima Sadiya Abdul Hai, to ‘Shaikh Sadiya Abdul Hai’ as per Affidavit Dated: 04/10/2013. C-18927 I have changed my name from Rubina Banu Ibraheem Dawood, to ‘Memon Rubina Mohamed Kassam’ as per Affidavit Dated: 07/10/2013. C-18928 I have changed my name from Lakdawala Rumana Ebrahim, to ‘Lakdawala UmmeRummaan Ebrahim’ as per Affidavit Dated: 07/10/2013. C-18929 I have changed my name from Varun Bhatnagar, to ‘Vaarun Ashish Bhatnagar’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 35238) Dated: 19/09/2013. C-18930 I have changed my name from Vijaykumar Swami, to ‘Vijay Kumar R Swami’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-35239) Dated: 19/09/2013. C-18931 I have changed my name from Raagi Bhatnagar, to ‘Raagii Ashish Bhatnagar’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-35240) Dated: 19/09/2013. C-18932 I have change my name from Doshi Manoli Ashwin to Doshi Manoli Ashvin as per Deed poll Affidavit AX 104627 dated 8/10/2013. C-18933 I have change my name from Doshi Ashwin Rasiklal to Doshi Ashvin Rasiklal as per deed poll Affidavit AX 104628 dated 8/10/2013. C-18934

I Mohd Irfan Mohd Hanif have changed my name to Mohammed Irfan Mohammed Hanif Ansari as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 22/09/13. C-18940 I Manojkumar Laxmishankar Upadhyay have changed my name to Mahasukh Laxmishankar Upadhyay as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18941 I Tejalben Nanavati have changed my name to Tejal Nanavati as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18942 I Pawan Kumar Champalal Kela have changed my name to Pukhraj Champalal Kela as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 03/10/13. C-18943 I Yogesh Kumar Rajnikant have changed my name to Yogesh Rajnikant Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18944 I Sharmila Yogesh Kumar have changed my name to Sharmila Yogesh Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18945 I Sharmilaben Yogeshkumar have changed my name to Sharmila Yogesh Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18946 We Sharmila Yogesh Shah & Yogesh Rajnikant Shah have changed our minor child name from Vishva Yogeshkumar to Vishva Yogesh Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18947 We Sharmila Yogesh Shah & Yogesh Rajnikant Shah have changed our minor child name from Foram Yogeshkumar to Forum Yogesh Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18948 I Suresh have changed my name to Suresh Pal Gupta as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18949 I Manju have changed my name to Manju Gupta as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18950

I Sharifa Habib Hadi have changed my name to Sharifa Shamim Habib as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18956 I Suresh Surve have changed my name to Sureshrao Surve as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 28/08/13. C-18957 I Ms. Swati Damodar Sheth have changed my name to Smt. Aparna Jayant Parekh W/o (late) Mr. Jayant Parshuram Parekh as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18958 I Mrs. Kshama Jayant Patkar have changed my name to Mrs. Sharmila Jayant Patkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 28/09/13. C-18959 I Hansaben Parshottam Parmar have changed my name to Hansa Jayanti Parmar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 05/10/13. C-18960 I Jayantibhai Somabhai Macwana have changed my name to Jayanti Somabhai Parmar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 05/10/13. C-18961 I Shaileshkumar Mahipatrai Doshi have changed my name to Shailesh Mahipatrai Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18962 I Totasingh have changed my name to Totasingh Gusai as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18963 I Litty Daniel Thankachan have changed my name to Littymol Daniel Thankachan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18964 I Taruna Dalpat have changed my name to Taruna Bagan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18965 I Fainkuprasad Sharma have changed my name to Fekuprasad Sharma as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18966

I Bernath Simon Lopes have changed my name to Bernat Simon Lopes as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/09/13. C-18935

I Yusuf Mia Rashid Khan have changed my name to Yusuf Rashid Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18951

I have changed my name from Ushakala Chiranjilal Sharma to Mrs. Usha Nitin Lekhwar as per Affidavit. C-18967

I Ramchandra Govind Naik have changed my name to Dilip Govind Naik as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/09/13. C-18936

I Riyaz Issa Kazi have changed my name to Mohamed Riyaz Issa Kazi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18952

I have changed my name from Ryan D'silva to Ryan Joshua D'silva as per Affidavit dated 5th October, 2013. C-18968

I Dharmesh Ramesh Jain have changed my name to Dharmesh Rameshchandra Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/09/13. C-18937

I Hajibegum Bashir Shaikh have changed my name to Manali Milind Joshi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18953

I have changed my name from Mohammed Suleman to Mohammed Suleman Ansari as per Affidavit. C-18969

I Ramesh Mohanlal Jain have changed my name to Rameshchandra Mohanlal Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/09/13. C-18938 I Gajanan Rama Patil have changed my name to Gajanan Ramchandra Patil as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/09/13. C-18939

I Sureshkumar Mohanbhai Patel have changed my name to Suresh Mohanbhai Patel as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-18954 I Parshotambhai Balubhai Gadhiya have changed my name to Pareshbhai Balubhai Gadhiya as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U-36162 dated : 19/09/13. C-18955

I have changed my name from Rafat Qamar Shaikh to Rafat Munawwar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-18970 I have changed my name from Akshay Rajan Mahamunkar to Akshay Rajkumar Mahamunkar as per Affidavit made on 30 Sept. 2013, recd. No. 22086. C-18971

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Odisha shines at Science seminar 34 participants from all Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Azad Shrivastav | ADC


over the country displayed their visions on ‘Water Co-operation – Issues and Challenges’

Skanda Mata – Day 5

Skanda mata is the fifth aspect of Navdurga. Worshippers offer great reverence to mother Skanda on Panchami of Durga Pooja. Skanda is the name given to Kumar Kartikey. Goddess Parvati is mother of Kartikey and thus revered with name 'Skanda Mata'. Kartikey demolished the tyranny of Devil Tarakasur. Parvati is the true Goddess of Endurance. Colour of the day is Blue (Panchami)

By Yatin Ingle


t was a pleasant surprise for the audience, when 34 participants from across all states and Union Territories stood tall with their projects on issues and challenges regarding water co-operation. The year 2013, being assumed as the ‘International Year of World Water Co-operation’, the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), had organized a programme on ‘The National Science Seminar’, amongst which the state of Odisha stood as the overall champion at the event. The NCSM conducts the National Science seminar every four years, with a theme which relates to the human sciences. The aim of the seminar being the creation of a platform to encourage young students to research, synthesize information and present their views like experts, the seminar is conducted in each city, district, state and union territories at various levels. Amongst these, 34 students representing each union territory and state are short-listed as the finalists. These finalists compete against each other in

Governor K. Sankaranarayanan felicitating Alvina Mishra from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Rourkela, Odisha, at the Nehru Science Centre, yesterday. the final round and nine joint runnersup winners are declared and only one student is declared as the national champion. The finalists presented various important issues and challenges for water co-operation faced by their states and union territories. This year, more than 30,000 students participated in the seminar. The finals were held at the Nehru Science Centre, yesterday. Alvina Mishra from the Chinmaya Vidyalaya (English Medium), Rourkela, Odisha, was de-

clared National champion this year. Governor K. Sankarnarayanan, who was the chief guest at the seminar, said, “These students are the future citizens of our country, who I am sure, will fulfill the dreams that we all have in making our great country a superpower, in which every citizen has access to food, health, shelter, sanitation, communication and most important of all, safe drinking water for every citizen of this country.”

GRP notices to Rlys, Octroi Dept Bizman has evaded Octroi duty worth `100 crore By Kainaz Choksey


n Tuesday, the Government Railway Police (GRP) has issued notices to the Railway department and to the Octroi duty department for unaccounted goods with respect to businessmen who have evaded Octroi duty worth Rs.100 crore. On Monday, the GRP at Mumbai Central came to know about 835 packets of a consignment that were passed off without paying any Octroi duty. Rajendra Trivedi, Senior Police Inspector, GRP, Mumbai Central said, “A consignment of 25 packets was received at Mumbai Central at 1 pm. We questioned a few men dealing with the concerned parties and found out that a total of 860 packets were involved and the Octroi was paid only for 25 packets. The total goods were worth Rs.18,00,000. The consignment of 25 packets was seized by the GRP, Mumbai Central. “During the last nine months, around Rs.100 crore of Octroi money has been evaded by various business parties. We have issued notices to the Railway department and the Octroi department regarding the same”, said Trivedi.



Blaze at godown in Masjid Bunder By A Staff Reporter


major fire was reported at a godown of National Transport at Thana Street in Masjid Bunder, late on Tuesday evening. The fire reportedly occurred at 9.15 p.m., according to locals. At least 12 fire tenders along with six water

tankers, three ambulances, three special vans were rushed to control the blaze. "We are still finding out the reasons for the fire. However, the operation is still on to extinguish it. There are no casualties as it happened in the night and there was no one inside the godown," said a fire official.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Maryam Abdul Latif to Mariyambi Junaid Ahmed Momin as per Affidavit. C-18972 I have changed my name from Mariam Momin to Mariyambi Momin as per Affidavit. C-18973 I have changed my name from Mumtaz Fatma Gulam Sarwar to Mumtaz Fatma Gulam Sarwar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-18974 I have changed my name from Gulam Sarwar Gulam Mohiuddin to Gulam Sarwar Gulam Mohiuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-18975 I father Chetan Kumar Jain have changed our minor son's name from Pakshal Chetan to Prakshal Chetan Kumar Jain as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18976 I have changed my name from Muneera Khozema Merchant to Munira Khozema Merchant as per deed poll Affidavit. C-18977 I have changed my name from Ms. Sangeeta Rajesh Kadam to Mrs. Rutika Rajesh Kadam as per Affidavit dated 03rd October, 2013. C-18978 I have changed my name from Pratimabahen Ashok Desai to Mrs. Pratima Ashok Desai as per Affidavit dated 03rd October, 2013. C-18979

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Nanaso Dagdu Bhosale to Nanasaheb Dagdu Bhosale as per Affidavit. C-18988 I have changed my name from Shantilal Jamnaprasad Patva to Shantilal Jamnaprasad Patwa as per Affidavit. C-18989 We Mr. Aliasgar Kasim Manasawala & Mrs. Sakina Aliasgar Manasawala have changed our child’s name from Jamila Aliasgar Manasawala to Fatema Aliasgar Manasawala as per Affidavit. C-18990 I have changed my name from Shahruk Mohd Salim to Shahruk Mohd Salim Tade as per Affidavit. C-18991 I have changed my name from Abdul Hanan Hashmat Ali to Abdul Hanan Hashmat Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-18992 I have changed my name from Yusuf Mohammed Siddique to Khan Yusuf Mohammed Siddique as per Affidavit. C-18993 I have changed my name from Zeenat Usman Thim to Zeenat Banu Usman Thim as per Affidavit. C-18994 I have changed my name from Yogita Prabhakar Natu to Ruchi Sachin Mandlik as per Affidavit. C-18995 I have changed my name from Meharunissa Bal Deshmukh to Mehrunissa Bal Deshmukh as per Affidavit. C-18996

I have changed my name from Pratimabahen Mahendrakumar Desai to Mrs. Pratima Ashok Desai as per Affidavit dated 03rd October, 2013. C-18980

I have changed my name from Sairabanu Bal Deshmukh to Radhika Ganeshprasad Masurkar as per Affidavit. C-18997

I have changed my name from Sapna Satanderkumar Bhalla to Sapna Prashant Rajpal as per Affidavit dated 24th May, 2013. C-18981

I have changed my name form Farsha Moses Parlekar to Francis Moses Parlekar as per Affidavit. C-18998

I have changed my name from Sneha Brijmohan Katyal to Sneha Ritesh Puthillath Rao as per Affidavit dated 24th May, 2013. C-18982

I have changed my name from Asha Baban Bhatkal to Ashalata Vishnu Patil as per Affidavit. C-18999

I have changed my name from Kiranbharti Lalitkumar Chouhan to Kiran Bharti as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-18983 I have changed my name from Lalitkumar Shankarlal Chouhan to Lalit Kumar as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-18984

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I have changed my name from Ankit Kumar Sharma to Ankit Sharma as per Affidavit. C-19000 I have changed my name from Pravin Kumar Khariwal to Pravin Khariwal as per Affidavit. C-19001 We Pravin Khariwal and Bhumika Khariwal have changed our minor daughter name from Palak to Palak Khariwal as per Affidavit. C-19002

I have changed my name from Dipti Dilip Kerkar to Yashita Yogish Baraskar as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-18985

I have changed my name from Vijay Kumar Balkrishna Gavad to Vijay Balkrishna Gawad as per Affiitdavit. C-19003

I have changed my name from Manda Laxman Shetye to Dipti Pravin Redij as per Affidavit dated 08th October, 2013. C-18986

I have changed my name from Natvarlal Chhaganbhai Sondagar to Nikhiel Chhaganbhai Sondagar as per Affidavit. C-19004

I have changed my name from Sushilkumar Basantrao Kandgul to Sushil Kaandgul as per Affidavit. C-18987

I have changed my name from Razia Sultana Akbar Khan to Raziya Mohomed Rafique Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-19005


I have changed my name from Harichand Parashnath Gupta to Harishchand Parashnath Gupta as per Affidavit. C-19006

I have changed my name from Sabsingh Kuwar Singh Rawat to Saheb Singh Kuwar Singh Rawat as per Affidavit. C-19025

I have changed my name from Mohd Ahemd Ansari to Mohammed Ahmed Ansari as per Affidavit. C-19044

I have changed my name from Neha Ilesh Bhimani to Niyanta Ilesh Bhimani as per Affidavit. C-19062

I have changed my name from Mohd Hussain Mohd Kadar to Mohammed Hussain Mohammed Kader as per Affidavit. C-19007

I have changed my name from Ganpatlal Khatri to Gunavantkumar Khatri as per Affidavit. C-19026

I have changed my name from Shamkumar Bansilal Pardeshi to Sham Bansilal Pardeshi as per Affidavit. C-19045

I have changed my name from Niyantaben Amrutlal Shah to Niyanta Ilesh Bhimani as per Affidavit. C-19063

I have changed my name from Uday Kamalakar Jaykar to Uday Kamalakar Jayakar as per Affidavit. C-19008

I have changed my name from Johney Nadar to Johny Nadar as per Affidavit. C-19027

I have changed my name from Adarsha Iranna Satare to Adarsh Iranna Satare as per Affidavit. C-19046

I have changed my name from Donald Ivan John Pradhan to Donald John Pradhan as per Affidavit. C-19064

I have changed my name from Ruabali Idu Salmani to Rubabali Idu Salmani as per Affidavit. C-19047

I have changed my name from Antu Kalu Patil to Anant Kalu Patil as per Affidavit. C-19065

I have changed my name from Prachi Uday Jaykar to Prachi Uday Jayakar as per Affidavit. C-19009 I have changed my name from Pranali Uday Jaykar to Pranali Uday Jayakar as per Affidavit. C-19010 I have changed my name from Romita Lohidas to Romita Lohidas Nair as per Affidavit. C-19011 I have change my name from Kadam Mangla Ashok to Bhosale Pratiksha Prashant as per Affidavit. C-19012 I have change my name from Papanji Seema Shahir to Papanji Seemab Shahir as per Affidavit. C-19013 I have changed my name from Md Hasen Ali to Hasen Ali as per Affidavit. C-19014 I have changed my name from Miss Jyoti Ramesh Kesarkar to Mrs Samruddhi Sandeep Deshmukh as per Affidavit. C-19015 I have changed my name from Siddique Shaikh to Siddhik Babubhai Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-19016 I have change my name from Nitesh Kumar to Nitesh Kumar Suri as per Affidavit. C-19017 I have change my name from Dheeraj Lalchand Tolani to Dheerajkumar Lalchand Tolani as per Affidavit. C-19018

I have changed my name from Johny Sunny Nadar to Johny Nadar as per Affidavit. C-19028 I have changed my name from Johnny Nadar to Johny Nadar as per Affidavit. C-19029 I have changed my name from Harikumar Pillai to Harikumar Nair as per Affidavit. C-19030 I have changed my name from Annette Dsouza to Annette Flona Anthony Dsouza as per Affidavit. C-19031 I have changed my name from Bhavana Mukesh Panchal to Eila Mukesh Panchal as per Affidavit. C-19032 I have changed my name from Maadevi Nasru Madel to Madhavi Narsu Madel as per Affidavit. C-19033 I have changed my name from Swapan Kumar Mukhopadhyay to Swapan Kumar Mukherjee as per Affidavit. C-19034

We have changed our minor child name from Juialee Shirish Pandav to Juili Shirish Pandav as per Affidavit. C-19048 I have changed my name from Vikrant Sachin Pandav to Vaikrant Sachin Pandav as per Affidavit. C-19049 I have changed my name from Syed Safi to Shafi Syed as per Affidavit. C-19050 I have changed my name from Asia Bee to Asiya Bee Shafi Syed as per Affidavit. C-19051 I have changed my name from Mohamed Rafik to Mohamed Rafik Sayeed as per Affidavit. C-19052 I have changed my name from Vinayak Srihari Epakayal to Vinayak Shrihari Eppakayal as per Affidavit. C-19053

I have changed my name from Miss.Jayashri Shrikrishna Joshi to Mrs.Sneha Shriniwas Juvekar as per Affidavit. C-19066 I have changed my name from Fatehma Iqbal Lokhandwala to Fatima Iqbal Lokhandwala as per Affidavit. C-19067 I have changed my name from Shyamurat Gupta to Shyammurat Gupta as per Affidavit. C-19068 I have changed my name from Yasmeen Bano Mohd. Sadique Shaikh to Yasminbi Javed Khan as per Affidavit. C-19069 I have changed my name from Kailash Tripathi to Kailashchandra Tripathi as per Affidavit. C-19070 I have changed my name from Vishnuprasad Mishra to Vishnu Mishra as per Affidavit. C-19071

I have changed my name from Rohitkumar Chandulal Shah to Rohit Chandulal Kothari as per Affidavit. C-19035

I have changed my name from Srihari Epakayal to Shrihari Eppakayal as per Affidavit. C-19054

I have changed my name from Karimbhai Ramjanali to Karim Ramjan Poptiya as per Affidavit. C-19036

I have changed my name from Pershotam Kishinchand Khatwani to Purshotam Kishinchand Khatwani as per Affidavit. C-19055

I have changed my name from Sandeep Karimbhai to Sandeep Poptiya as per Affidavit. C-19037

I have changed my name from Gharat Meghna Manoj to Gharat Meghana Manoj as per Affidavit. C-19056

I have changed my name from Zakiya Raees Ahmed Shaikh to Zakiya Bano Raees Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-19073

I have changed my name from Roshini Mukesh Mandwani to Roshini Mukesh Mandhwani as per Affidavit. C-19057

I have changed my name from Mr.Navneet Kumar Bhasin to Mr.Navneet Bhasin as per Affidavit dated 07/10/2013. C-19074

I have changed my name from Madlyan Pascal Farrel to Domitilla Pascal Farel as per Affidavit. C-19058

I have changed my name from Rizwan Ahmed to Mohammed Rizwan Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-19075

I have changed my name from Sheila Joquim Dias to Shaila Michael Cerejo as per Affidavit. C-19059

I have changed my name from Khan Abdul Rashid to Khan Abdul Rasheed as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Sainath Swamy Dudam to Saikumar Swamy Dudam as per Affidavit. C-19019

I have changed my name from Aakash Saroj to Manoj Mohan Saroj as per Affidavit. C-19038

I have changed my name from Asgar Khan to Asgar Ali Khan as per Affidavit. C-19020

I have changed my name from Darrel G. Viegas to Darrel Jerome Viegas as per Affidavit. C-19039

I have changed my name from Zakir Husain to Zakir Hussain Choudhary as per Affidavit. C-19021

I have changed my name from Stela Deepak Murkute to Sheela Deepak Murkute as per Affidavit. C-19040

I have changed my name from Sandeepkumar Gaurishankar Agrawal to Sandeep Gaurishankar Todi as per Affidavit. C-19022

I have changed my name from Shaileshkumar Rajkumar Yadav to Shailesh Rajkumar Yadav as per Affidavit. C-19041

I have changed my name from Mariyam Bai to Maryam Ali Asgar Bohari as per Affidavit. C-19023

I have changed my name from Shatalkumar Jain to Shitalkumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-19042

I have changed my name from Sandipkumar Kotadia to Sandeep Kotadia as per Affidavit. C-19024

I have changed my name from Dinesh Vijay Walwalkar to Dinesh Vijay Walavalkar as per Affidavit. C-19043

We, Jogesh Hirji Parasiya and Bhavisha Jogesh Parasiya had changed name of our minor son from Dirgh Jogesh Patel to Dirgh Jogesh Parasiya as per Affidavit. C-19072

C-19076 I have changed my name from Farida Banu Qutbuddin Mulla to Farida Mohsin Khan as per Affidavit. C-19060

I have changed my name from Mohd. Shahzad Mohd. Sharif Khan to Shehzad Mohd Sharif Khan as per Affidavit. C-19077

I have changed my name from Urmiladevi Gupta to Urmila Thakurprasad Gupta as per Affidavit. C-19061

I have changed my name from Surekha Shankar Sabnis to Jayashree Vijay Teredesai as per Affidavit. C-19078

Rapist found murdered

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Rape convict out on bail, murdered, found in gunny bag near garbage bin; identified from finger prints; case registered

By Zuber Ansari


30-year-old, who was arrested by Kurar Police and convicted in a rape case, was found murdered near Ankur Building at Link road in Prem Nagar locality early morning on Tuesday. The victim was brutally murdered with a sharp weapon and an old revenge is supposed to have led to the murder. Meanwhile, in 2003, accused Abdul Hussain Chowdhary was arrested by Kurar Police for allegedly raping the girl in his locality after kidnapping her. He was con-

victed and sent to jail for eight years, but in 2012 when he came out of jail, he disappeared and on Tuesday was found murdered with multiple injury marks. Senior Police Inspector from Goregaon Police station, Arun Jadhav said, “Early morning, we received a call from the control room about a dead body when a local witnessed his body and dialed 100. When we reached the spot, we found his body inside a gunny bag”. “We later sent his finger prints to the Finger Prints Bureau and thus realised that he

Following are the three murders that took place in the last two weeks, yet no arrests have been made. 

Sept 22 – The torso of a woman’s body was found near Bandra Reclamation.  Oct 6 – Body of a tailor found inside a suitcase behind Ryan International School, Malad (West).  Oct 8 – The body of a rape convict, out on bail, found in a gunny bag near Prem Nagar, Goregaon (West).

is Abdul Hussain Chowdhary. When we went to his address, which was stated at the time of the rape FIR in Kurar Police Station, the shanty was locked”, Jadhav added. Shockingly, this is the third murder in the last couple of weeks wherein the body was thrown away. Earlier, three other persons including one woman were found murdered in a similar fashion. The deceased, Abdul, used to stay along with his wife Rehana when he was arrested in the rape case, but later divorced her after coming out on bail and got married to another woman who is not traceable at the moment. “We have registered a murder case against an unknown person and will cross check all the persons who are directly or indirectly related to Abdul. No one has been detained or called to the police station for interrogation yet, but we are doing our best”, Jadhav said further.

Youth murdered by roommates for `4,200

He demanded return of cash they had withdrawn using his stolen ATM card By Suresh Golani


ith the arrest of two persons, the Thane (rural) police have claimed to have solved the murder of a 25year-old man whose body was recovered from a secluded spot in the Santosh Bhavan area of Nalasopara (East) on Saturday. The crime was a fall-out of a petty monetary dispute between the deceased and his close friends, said the police. A highly decomposed body was recovered by the police behind an industrial unit in Valai-Pada on Saturday morning. The identity of the deceased was ascertained as Santosh Saha (25). Investigations led to the detention of two suspects identified as Umesh Jadhav (21) and Lahu Chauhan (18) who shared a rented accommodation with the deceased. After rounds of sustained interrogation, the duo confessed to the crime. In their statement to the police the duo said that they had stole Saha’s ATM card and withdrew Rs.4200 from his account. “Since they shared a good relationship, Saha would often take both the accused to withdraw money. They soon came to know his password and they stole his card,” said a cop.

Saha, who learned of the theft committed by his room mates, started asking for his money back. Irate over his constant pestering, the duo hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Saha and under pretext of giving him back his money, took him to a secluded spot and beat him to death. To ensure that he was dead, the duo also strangulated him with a nylon rope, wrapped his body in a bedsheet and dumped it. A case under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the duo who has been remanded to police custody till October 11.

Police inspect the spot where the Parmeshwar Iyer, 72, was hit by a trailer, near Turbhe, yesterday.

Senior citizen killed in accident near Turbhe By Khushboo Panjabi

the road when the trailer dashed him from behind, trailer killed a 72-year- causing severe injuries to his old man on the spot after head. PSI K.S. Padalkar of the hitting him while he was walking along the Sion-Pan- APMC Police Station said, “A vel Highway near Turbhe Vil- few locals who witnessed the lage on Monday at 11:45 accident called up and ina.m. Parameshwar Laxmi formed us. We have the regNarayan Iyer, a resident of istration number of the Andheri, was walking along trailer, and the driver, who


fled the spot after the incident, has been identified. Our officials have been sent to arrest him”. The police managed to establish the identity of the victim from the passport found in his pocket and informed his family about the death.


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Near Bus Stop, Badlapur, (W), Tal. Ambernath, Thane-421503.

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE RADHA NAGAR CO-OP. HSG. SOCIETY LTD. At.Gandhare,Barave Road, Khadakpada Kalyan,(W),. Dist. Thane

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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 25/10/2013 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: Mouje Gandhare, Barave Road, Khadak Pada, Kalyan, Dist. Thane. S. No./Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 28/5, 30/4, 31, 32/1/4 (part) 12328.00

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 25/10/2013 at12.30 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-Kalwa, Kharegaon, Tal. & Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 14 2(p) 460.00

Place: Vardhavat Mension, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W) Date: 07/10/2013.

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

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

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

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 25/10/2013 at 12.30 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-Kulgon, Badlapur Tal. Ambernath Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 46 (part) 7&8 891.30 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

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LAXMI DIPTI CO-OP. HSG. SOCIETY LTD. Thakurwadi Dindayal Cross Road, Dombiwali (W) Kalyan, Dist. Thane



Datta Wadi, T.M.T. Bus Stop, Mum.-Pune, Kalwa,Tal. & Dist.-Thane-400605


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 25/10/2013 at12.30 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-Kalwa, Tal. & Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 48 12(part) 950.60 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

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


Ganesh Nagar, Badlapur (W),Tal.Ambernath,Thane

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 25/10/2013 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: Village-Kulgon, Badlapur Tal. Ambernath Dist. Thane. Survey No. 63

Hissa No. 10(part)

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

Plot No. 1

Area Sq. Mtr. 730.25

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Marg, Badlapur(E), Tal. Ambernath, Thane.

Pn. Dindayal Road, Near Aanand nagar, Dombiwali (W) Kalyan, Dist. Thane



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 25/10/2013 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-Kulgon, Badlapur Tal. Ambernath Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 43 3/6(part) 1 709.00

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 25/10/2013 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: Mouje: Thakurli, Kalyan. Dist. Thane. Serial No. Hissa No. CTS No. 52 Area Sq. Mtr. 291(old), 197(new) 3(part) Tika No. 10 330

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

Near Kulgon Badlapur Nagar Palika/ Prishade,Vivekanand

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Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

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


Indira Gandhi Bhavan, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Bhayandar (W) 401 101, Tal. Dist. Thane. Tel. 28192828

Tender Notice No. No. MNP/PWD/Tender/94/2013-14

Date: 08-10-2013

Tender Notice No. Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation Public Works Department are invited Tender for different types of works. The tender documents are available on MBMC website https// from 11-10-2013 to 21-10-2013 upto 12.00 p.m. & submit the tender dully filled on https// Submission date 22-10-2013 upto 12.00 p.m. hrs. Sd/Executive Engineer (PWD) Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation Place: Bhayandar Date: 08-10-2013 M.B.M.C./PRO/180/2013-2014 Date: 08-10-2013

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Plot No. 1, Sr.No. 309, H.No.1, M.B. Estate, Virar (W), Tal. Vasai, Thane-401 303.

Manisha Nagar, Mumbai-Pune Road, Kalwa, Tal. & Dist.-Thane-400605



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 22/10/2013 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: Village-Virar, Tal.Vasai, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 309 1 1 836.00

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 25/10/2013 at 12.30 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-Kalwa, Tal. & Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 10 1, 3, 5/A 587.99

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 07/10/2013.

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

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 25/10/2013 at 11.00 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, Dombiwali, Kalyan. Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 377 2(part) 4 537.82

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Department: Ch.Engr. (M&E)

e-TENDER NOTICE No. EEMECH/EI/3094/MAINT of 08-10-2013 The Municipal Commissioner of Greater Mumbai invites online tenders for the following works on “Percentage Basis” from MCGM registered electrical contractor of class A and above as per P.Q.C. The “Bid Start Date & Time and Bid End Date & Time” is specified in the detailed tender notice on MCGM’s website under “Tender Section”. 1) S.I.T.C. High Mast lighting system at Muslim Cemetry and Gowari Hindu Cemetry (Opp. new gate) in F/North ward. The intending tenderers shall visit the Municipal Website at for further details of the tender. The tender documents will not be sent or received by post. Sd/Dy. Chief Engineer (M&E) City PRO/874/ADV/2013 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

Why is Rahul silent on Dandiya or Dhandha? corruption? asks Rajnath

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Vishwanath Salian | ADC

By Prashant Hamine


aking a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s public outburst on the aborted ordinance to protect tainted legislators, BJP president Rajnath Singh questioned the Gandhi scion about why he was silent on issues like inflation, corruption, terrorism and naxalism. Speaking to newspersons here yesterday at Rangsharda, he termed the Congress as the most communal party. Singh termed the advisory sent by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to state chief ministers to be sensitive to injustice meted out to Muslim youth, as a highly communal advisory. Charging the Congress with misleading the people as it had failed to deliver on the good governance agenda, the BJP president further added that the wrong policies of the Congress led UPA government have led to internal security crisis. Commenting on the terrorist infiltration bid in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, he demanded that

BJP president Rajnath Singh along with Gopinath Munde and other senior party workers in the city, yesterday. the Prime Minister call an all party meeting to give details of rising incidents of terrorist infiltration aided by Pakistan. Singh stated that before the Kargil war during the BJP led NDA regime, there was a similar infiltration attempt after which the Kargil war took place. Referring to the infiltration attempts by the Chinese army in Daulat Baig Oldi, he questioned the Union Minister’s remarks that both armies had backed down from their stated positions. He wanted to know how the Indian

army could withdraw from its own territory while it was the Chinese who had infiltrated. Replying to queries over assuaging sulking RPI-A leader Ramdas Athawale, he said that the RPI leader did not place any demands for seat sharing during his talks. Claiming that the BJP led NDA will get a clear majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections he said that all the pre-poll and post-poll allies will be taken on board while forming the next government.

MRCC concerned over party’s decreasing presence in BMC By Vishnudas Sheshrao


considerable decrease in the Congress party’s presence and performance in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the present term has raised concerns in the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC). In view of the upcoming general parliamentary elections, the MRCC is training its councillors in the BMC. MNS, with just 28 councillors out of total 227, is playing a significant role as opposition in the BMC and has even eclipsed the actual opposition parties – Congress and Nationalist Congress

Party (NCP) with a total strength of 65 councillors (52 Congress +13 NCP). Even further, leader of opposition in the BMC and Congress councillor Dnyanraj Nikam has been absent since the last couple of months reportedly owing to illness. Shiv Sena is going on a rampage in the debate and planning in the corporation house. As the general parliamentary elections are approaching, the MRCC thinks that they need to strengthen their base in Mumbai

as it is the only city in the country which has six parliamentary constituencies. In the last election, Congress was successful to win five out of the six MP seats in Mumbai while the NCP won one seat. MRCC appointed former councillors – legislator Rajhans Singh and Amarjit Manhas as observers cum trainers to guide and train Congress Councillors in the BMC. Rajhans was three-time councillor and Leader of Opposition in the BMC in the previous term. He said, “MRCC thinks that Congress councillors have tremendous potential and calibre. However, they don’t know how to utilise it in the corporation”.

The Jariwala Mitra Mandal has been celebrating the Navratri festival for the past 34 years. The aesthetically designed idol has been designed by Kedar Dahibaokar. The mandal will organize a ‘havan’, followed by a ‘bhandara’ on Dussehra day (Sunday), say commitee members Ashok Khedekar and Umesh Kudalkar.

regard at Tilak Nagar police station by a victim, one among the several visitors to the GGS’s dandiya event, who dandiya event is being held. When asked whether the BMC had was refused parking for his twoauthorised the GGS to collect parking wheeler as he did not pay the parking charges, Chheda replied, saying, “We charges to the volunteers. “When I approached a constable are not authorised by the BMC but the money is being collected by our vol- standing outside the dandiya event unteers for maintaining vigil on the soon after the incident took place, one of the volunteers started boasting vehicles.” Chheda added, “I am a social about his contacts with police officials worker and by organising such an attached to the Unit VI department of the crime branch situated in Chemevent I am doing social work.” According to BMC officials, private bur,” said the victim, requesting us not individuals cannot collect any such to publish his name. charges from the public, and as far as permission is concerned, the BMC doesn’t give such permission to individuals. Talking to the ADC, Assistant Commissioner (N-Ward) Vijay Kamble said, “We have not given permission At any given night during Navratri, to any Navratri mandal or organisa- the GGS volunteers collect more tion to collect parking charges for ve- than Rs.5,000 in just three hours – hicles parked on a public road.” from 8 pm to 10 pm – as parking charges for two wheelers alone. The charge is Rs.20 for a single motorcycle, and more than 200 bikes are In another serious offence, the GGS parked on the 300 meter long stretch volunteers are not allowing vehicle outside Somaiya College. The charge owners to park their vehicles on the for a four-wheeler is reportedly Rs.80 road without paying the parking per vehicle. charges. A complaint was filed in this

Lucrative business in the name of social work

Coercion by GGS volunteers

Warned and let off Continued from pg 1 « of the patient as it was an emergency, this slip happened. Three doctors were suspended till the time the enquiry was being conducted and the others have replied to the show causes notices that were sent to them,” said Dr. R.N. Bharmal, Dean, Nair hospital. “On investigating, it was found that the doctors were not aware of the rule that the victims should not be charged. This, though, is no excuse for having done what they did. Also, it was revealed that they were more concerned about giving her the required medical assistance and which is why this lapse happened. The doctors were suspended for seven days. They will be under the observation of the unit head and if they commit any mistakes then

strict action will be taken against them. Also, the patient has already been reimbursed,” said Dr. Suhasini Nagda, Chief of Major BMC hospitals. This explanation and course of action taken by the BMC against the concerned doctors hasn’t gone down well with Dhananjay Pisal, a local corporator, who brought this case to the forefront. “There is no question about the doctors not being aware of the rules. It had been declared that no collapse victim should be charged for treatment. The media was also talking about it. The excuse of not knowing the rules is not acceptable. The BMC has not given the right punishment. According to me, the doctors should be suspended,” said Pisal.

Premnagar Sports Club Sarvajanik Navratrotsav Mandal, at Chunabhatti.


‘Don’t take Rashtrapati Bhavan for granted’

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Ponder awhile… “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” — Dante Alighieri

Situation in Andhra T going out of control? T

HE UPA government resisted pressure for a long while and refused to concede the demand for a separate state. It knew evidently there would be disastrous consequences if Andhra was divided. Finally, it sounded leaders of other political parties and allegedly got a nod for separate state. Following the announcement of a separate state, a violent chaotic situation has arisen. Two leaders of political parties – TDP and YSR Congress – have gone back on their decision and started fast unto death. During the last few days, there have been strikes and normal life has come to a standstill. There is no power in Andhra since thousands of workers have joined the strike. Transport has been dislocated and trains have been stopped. All over Andhra, there are likely to be large-scale disturbances. In Telangana, there are many migrants from Seemandhra and this shows that an explosive situation could develop there. For the next ten years, when Telangana and Seemandhra can share Hyderabad as the capital there could be continuing trouble. There is now talk of imposing President Rule in Andhra. The pertinent question is whether this move will produce the desired results. There is however a glimmer of hope that the situation might improve. What has happened in the last few days has shown the gravity of the situation in all parts of Andhra. It is absolutely necessary that damage control measures must be taken without delay. When there was so much opposition to the division of Andhra, why did the UPA government agree to take the hasty step? It is being said that 2014 poll considerations made the UPA government concede to the demand for Telangana.

HE drama over the ordinance to protect criminal politicians is redefining the relationship between President Pranab Mukherjee, the Manmohan Singh government and the Congress party. After Mukherjee indicated his unwillingness to sign on the dotted line, the party and government he used to serve have realised, perhaps for the first time, that the equation has changed. This is no longer their Pranabda, troubleshooter, problem solver and general dogsbody. He now stands above them as the keeper and defender of the Constitution. And he is determined to be remembered as a “copybook” President who never put a foot wrong. It has also dawned on the Congress that he will play a critical role should the 2014 polls throw up a fractured verdict that could complicate the formation of the next government. The message from the high command, therefore, is: watch your step with Rashtrapati Bhavan. According to sources familiar with the discussion that took place at the core committee meeting that decided to withdraw both the controversial ordinance and the bill, Sonia Gandhi advised the government to be cautious when dealing with the President. She suggested that the PM informally consult the President whenever a decision involved taking his consent. It would be unwise, she stressed, to take Rashtrapati Bhavan for granted. Sonia’s advice comes after Mukherjee rapped the three ministers he met on the ordinance issue. He is believed to have expressed regret that although the controversial ordinance required his assent, he was not sounded out before the Cabinet went ahead with its decision. After all, his credibility too was at stake here, he said, reminding the ministers that while he does not want a confrontation with the government, he believes in going by the book. In other words, every decision he takes would have to pass the test of being constitutionally sound. Interestingly, Sonia is believed to have conveyed similar advice to finance minister P Chidambaram. No more pot shots, was the warning from 10 Janpath. The message went after Mukherjee expressed annoyance over Chidambaram’s statement to the Rajya Sabha in which he blamed the current economic woes on “certain decisions we took during 2009-2011”. That was the period when



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Mukherjee was finance minister. The innuendo was obvious to all and much to the discomfiture of the Congress, the BJP immediately took up cudgels on behalf of the President.

istration continues to create logistical problems. The latest is the Bihar government’s invitation to President Pranab Mukherjee for a function in space around the Gandhi Maidan where Modi’s rally is planned, making it difficult for the BJP to ferry crowds to the venue. Strangely, while the Bihar BJP has lost no time in accusing Nitish IHAR chief minister Nitish Kumar is not Kumar’s government of playing dirty, the UP the only hurdle in BJP prime ministerial BJP has so far refrained from criticising the SP aspirant Narendra Modi’s efforts to spread his administration in Lucknow. wings in north India. The Samajwadi Party government in UP is also placing obstacles in

Modi faces ‘northern’ hurdles


Hema puts Rajnath in a spot


POWER TALK Arati R. Jerath his plans to hold a mega campaign rally in this crucial state. The Akhilesh Yadav government has already refused him permission once, when he sought clearance for a rally in Kanpur. The grounds for refusal were the government’s inability to provide security in the aftermath of the Muzzaffarnagar communal violence. Modi now hopes to address a rally on October 19 and his Man Friday Amit Shah is hunting for a suitable location. They’ve zeroed in on Lucknow but so far, there’s no response from the city administration. An alternative venue in eastern UP is being considered but BJP circles are beginning to sound frustrated. UP and Bihar are critical to Modi’s hopes of crossing the magic number of 180 Lok Sabha seats, which is what he requires to cobble together a coalition government. But he has to get his campaign going in these states first. Nitish has no choice but to allow him into Patna on October 27 for the BJP’s ‘hunkar’ rally. However, the admin-

OLLYWOOD yesteryear star Hema Malini has put BJP president Rajnath Singh in a quandary. According to well-placed sources, she has asked for a ticket from UP to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. And she’s been quite specific about the area too. She wants a nomination for a Jat-dominated seat in western UP. Her logic, according to these sources, is quite quaint. Apparently, she’s told Rajnath that since hubby Dharmendra is a Jat, she has the requisite credentials. The BJP president is in a fix. Hema Malini has been a star campaigner for the party. But how does he tell her that Dharmendra may be a Jat but he hails from Punjab. And there’s a vast difference between the Jat Sikhs of Punjab and the Jats of western UP. Perhaps the actor needs a crash course in caste politics.

All in a day’s work for Rahul


T seems Rahul Gandhi’s ordinance bombshell was all in a day’s work for the Congress vice-president. Or so his spin doctors would have us believe. The story going around about what happened that fateful day goes something like this. Rahul went to the AICC headquarters on Akbar Road as part of a routine visit to his office. He was surprised to find it deserted. Even the usual media briefing was not happening. He called Maken on his cellphone to ask where he was. Maken replied that he was addressing journalists at the Press Club. And what are you discussing, Rahul is supposed to have asked. The ordinance, replied Maken. Rahul immediately told him to hold his horses. I’m coming in ten minutes, he is reported to have said. And the rest is history.

‘Life is not meant to be an imitation, but a blossom’ T



HE universe cast its myriad of forms with an equal boatload of blueprints. Among those, humans extol its creation more distinctly than the other forms. This distinctness is not an etch of superiority over others but simply a more conspicuous silhouette, for universe delights equally in partaking of its bounty for an amoeba or an Einstein alike. So every being can be simply oneself without any antecedents. Being like others is thus impossible, though humans seem to be exalting the otiose and energy sapping hounding of becoming like someone. Once a child asked a master, “I want to become like you. Would you chart my path for my flight to the role model?” The veneer of human form of that child suggested that it had been a witness to more than 60 years of chronological time, yet his intelligence reflected by his question stood in glaring contravention to this and seemed to have given up pace with his body decades ago! One who

wants to be like someone else has indeed chosen the beaten path which smells of excitement to begin with, but gradually erodes into lassitude and terminates in fatality. The touchstone of intelligence and maturity is not in the academic degrees one possesses or the hefty sums of money in the bank accounts or the ranks scaled up the

MATTER & SPIRIT ladder, but the wisdom of just being oneself. Can a sparrow become a nightingale or a vulture! The labelling of a 60-plus old man as a child is not a jeer or a sniding remark, but the naked reality or illusion in the garb of it of chasing someone as culmination of one’s own self. Anything more childish than this is eluding me. The fatality of following someone else doesn’t merely lie in its stupidity but more so in the blindness of it.

It may all sound fine and comforting that someday one may succeed in becoming like someone or even steps further, but the self or the blueprint bestowed by existence for glorifying each individual in a unique way will be on the funeral pyre. One develops, matures and comes to fruition in being the self. The fruition translates into different terms of reference for every individual. The gloss of being like someone dries up one’s roots while following the self has an ease and effortlessness that goes to the marrow. The window dressing is a barren woman bereft of poetry, music and grace, howsoever comely she may be. Life is not meant to be an imitation, but a blossom. Though the riches of the world may accompany imitation, yet the emptiness will also sneak into in even more humongous proprtions. The further one proceeds, the farther one recedes! The fragrance comes from the blossom only. — Osho

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Jaganmohan Reddy holds the key in Andhra row YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is on a warpath and launched an indefinite fast against the decision to bifurcate Andhra. The hint was given by Union minister P. Chidambaram during his tenure as Home Minister and the news spread like wildfire and now Andhra is on fire due to agitations all over. Sushilkumar Shinde is a silent spectator and he is more concerned about Delhi and his seat rather than addressing such ticklish situation. The strike called by pro-united groups in non-Telegana regions continue to plague the city. All the educational institutions and commercial establishments remained closed in the region. Police force is doing yeoman service but the disturbances cripple the State Government. In total commotion even patients,

show off but the sufferings of the people in this region multiplies and tension prevails all the time. — Jayanthy S. Maniam, Sion


MUTE REACTION: The Central govt. is just playing a silent spectator even as the fury against bifurcation keeps burgeoning. senior citizens and the would-be mothers all suffer and it is a strange situation. Central Government proved its incompetency once again in handling a sensitive issue and failed miserably. Jagan

holds the key after his bail was accorded and he is having the whip hand to make things move in a proper direction for his supporters in large numbers. Even some Union Minister resigned just to

that they are safe in Mumbai. Traveling by local trains has been an ordeal and the bus travel is also ‘NO one will be spared, says CM’ equally fearsome. Single woman al(ADC, Oct 7); this recent statement ways suffers and if she chooses to by the state CM Prithviraj Chavan have a man for her security then was read with intrigue by the general public at large quite seriously — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz risks are multiplied as the person supposed to protect her goes beespecially after the RJD leader and yond the limit and causes her damthe ex-CM of Bihar Lalu Prasad had age—both physically and mentally been convicted in the 1996 fodder scam and put behind bars last RECENTLY, the nation was shocked and her chastity is under great risk week. However, this should not be to hear two very important yet and challenge. We have to see the equally unbelievable utterances es- other side of the coin as more than pecially because nobody really ex- 40 per cent of women suffer from pected it from them. The first being molestation, rape and sexual abuse from Congress’s Yuvraj, Rahul for no fault of theirs. Being beautiGandhi when he most dramatically ful is the women’s virtue and the reacted on the ordinance on the people should not mistake that tainted politicians. The second was beauty is for sheer enjoyment. Let more recently when BJP’S prime us find a solution for all the growing minister-in-waiting, Narendra problems encountered by women Modi, the mascot of Hindutva poli- and help them in the best way postics, said about building toilets in sible to come out of the rough the country before building tem- patch. ples. Both these utterances were re— Subramaniam C.K., Vashi ally bold, more so because they were uttered by those from whom one expected it the least. It’s more WILL HE, WON’T HE? It remains to be than certain that both were not ex- IN the name of remake, many films tempore utterances but preplanned came in the past and we could not seen whether State CM Prithviraj Chavan follows up on his statement against corrupt moves. One knows Rahul’s political maturity, he would not have done politicians with due action. this on his own but would have treated as a political rivalry between done to send out a message. One the ruling Congress party and its also knows that Narendra Modi is a rival, the NCP. As the memory of the very shrewd politician and his utterances are very calculated ones. state irrigation scam runTHIS is with reference to your OF It’s now to be seen which image ning into a whopping Rs. LETTER edit-piece ‘A large destabilisation THE DAY fetches more votes - Rahul’s aggres70,000 crore is still fresh in move in Kashmir?’ and also the the minds of the people of Maha- sive image or Modi’s “secular” one? article ‘Indo-Pak relations: A new rashtra and the nation at large, Only time will tell and so will the beginning’ (ADC, Oct 8) on the wherein the existing Dy CM was votes. same page by Kuldip Nayar. Our found to be involved, while he was neighbour is notorious for dou— Abdul Monim, Vashi the minister of irrigation. We would blespeak and so one finds it sureagerly look forward to the outcome prising that a veteran columnist    of this statement of the CM in relike Nayar fell for Nawaz Sharif’s spect of the action, which would be UNDERMINING of the Prime Minreply to his letter and says that taken by him . the recent meeting between our ister notwithstanding, Rahul PM and Sharif “has broken the — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai Gandhi’s trashing of the hasty ordinance to undo the Supreme Court ice and it is a good beginning”. ruling against convicted lawmakers Anyone who had watched the has come as a saving grace for the telecast of the ‘ice-breaking’ meeting on the sidelines in New WITH some Assembly polls and the UPA and the Congress. Concerned York would not have missed the 2014 Lok Sabha elections approach- about public criticism of governglaringly cold body language of ing fast, there seems to be a compe- ment functioning, and the possible tition between various Congress ignominy of the Congress defeat in Sharif who was looking askance, ministers to appease their Muslim 2014, the young Congress heir-apgrim and uncomfortable during vote bank. Close on the heels of the parent has asserted his credentials the handshake. He could not Union home minister’s directives to and checkmated the BJP in its polithave been totally unaware of the the State CMs about Muslim terror ical manoeuvering. continuing skirmishes along the suspects, comes an announcement LoC and if he really wanted — K.V. Raman, Malad by a Karnataka Congress leader. He peace with us he could have eashas reportedly said that for the ily asked his army men to stop all Muslims, there is no need to repay the hostilities and pull back. That they are also victims of terrorism their loans taken from govt agen- A RECENT survey shows that 59 per cies. Who knows, there may be cent of women in Maharashtra feel

Conviction of politicos

many more incentives in the repertoire of the Congress think tank, which may just be in the pipeline, waiting for the formal declaration anytime from now on. Long live Indian secularism!

Shocking utterances

‘Besharam’ is a flop

IT is not clear as to how the prolonged agitation for over two months by the people of Seemandhra has not been addressed by the government, notwithstanding which the formation of a separate state Telangana has been carved out by the Cabinet’s approval without getting either the hypothesis right or the apparatus in place. The agitation which had assumed alarming proportions has been further intensified consequent upon the recent Cabinet approval. All the state Govt., offices are closed in Seemandhra and buses not plying for over two enjoy the remake in the same way as the original. This was the case of ‘Besharam’. How come the director chose a failed picture’s storyline for the remake? In the past we saw Naya Daur, Ek Duje Keliye—all succeeded because of the star cast. But Ranbir Kapoor failed to impress and has given mediocre performance. Despite good promotion, the film failed at the box office due to weak story line. Even though the title song was good the film was a failure. Ranbir’s matinee idol stature failed and his fans were totally disappointed. With both his father and mother coming in to support him we expected a better performance and a runaway success for the hot hero of Hindi film industry. Directors should insert their originality while making remakes to give interesting twists and turns rather than just going through the motion as in the original and face failure. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

‘Loot Mar’ on rails! IT is ‘loot mar’ (daylight robbery) on

months apart from the blockage of rail and road traffic causing a lot of difficulty on many fronts including steep increase in the prices of vegetables and essential commodities. The EB staff have also joined the strike and hence there is no way that the power supply could be normal either for domestic or for industrial consumption thus causing dislocation of work resulting in huge losses which has, of late, become an everyday affair. There is no tangible sign of any viable and workable solution from the govt., to end the agitation. The CM has only been expressing helplessness which will not provide succour to the people and hence cannot go on indefinitely this way. A firm stand is required instead of sulking by the leaders. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

rails as rail fares go up on frenzy grounds of fuel adjustment without Parliamentary nod which is undemocratic, more so because it is the third time it has been done this year. Poor commuters are being punished for the inefficiency and poor administration of Indian Railways. While fares are incressed at every given opportunity, services are getting worse each passing day. Even basic facilities like toilets, proper roofs over platforms, signals etc are found wanting. Not only is it dangerous to travel by rails but the schedule too goes haywire most times and people are at the mercy of the govt. Because there is no alternative. Semi-privatisation by giving the administration and management aspects to a private organisation can bring about a turnaround and should be done immediately. The move would not only improve efficiency and make traveling safe but also bring down rail fares which iwand bring profits to the Railways. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon

Manmohan-Sharif talks fruitless

Wooing Muslim vote bank

Are women safe in Mumbai?

programme in Kashmir than during the past”. All evidence unmistakably point to that only. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane


Feigning ignorance: Nawaz Sharif is fully aware of the infiltration and skirmishes along the LoC, yet he prefers to keep an unholy silence over the issue. is no answer to our complaint that it is their men in many forms that are engaged in attacks on our border. As long as he prefers to keep a blind eye on these, how can there be normal relations? You are perfectly right in wondering “whether Pakistan has a large destabilisation

THOUGH our brave President Pranab Mukherjee asked Pakistan to dismantle its entire terror infrastructure, the whole world knows very well that it will never do so. The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the puppet of ISI and the Pakistani security forces that are deadly against India even at the cost of the happy and good future of Pakistan’s common people. Even in the interest of the Pakistan’s common people, the Indian govt. should destroy all of Pakistan’s terror outfits, their hideouts, arms and ammunition warehouses along with the ISI’s headquarters and all its branches at once, without wasting a single day. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali


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mark. The exercises are also recorded on the CD. This section helps you to speak the language correctly with the right pronunciation, intonation and pauses.


Section .7 explores different aspects of the literary and cultural heritage of France very briefly, in order to give you a feel of the language and contextual usage of the language.


In lesson one, it is ‘Point Littéraire’, where a very simple yet poignant poem by Jacques Prévert is presented. Through this poem you have what is probably your first exposure to French Litterature.

n the last article we explored the first three sections namely .1, .2 and .3 of all the four lessons. Continuing in the same vein we will now explore sections .4, .5, .6, .7 and .8 of all the four lessons. Section .4 is the section where grammar rules are explained. In section .5 there are exercises based on the grammar that has been learnt. In section .6 simple phonetic aspects are explained. Sections .7 and .8 are aimed at providing additional information on France and help to go beyond the frame-work of the lesson.

SECTIONS .7 and .8 ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY FORMAL EVALUATION. We shall now explore each section, lesson wise, starting with .4 which deals with grammar. In this section, each lesson has the conjugation of two or more new irregular verbs

In lesson two, it is ‘Point Culturel’, where the theme of the text which is the cultural richness of Provence is expanded and you learn the French National Anthem as well as a couple of things for which this region is well known, like the herbs of Provence and the perfumery of Grasse.

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In lesson three, it is ‘Point Gastronomique’, as the theme of the text is the festivals and culinary specialities of France. A recipe for a very popular French dish is given, which can be easily made.


In lesson four, it is ‘Point International’, in keeping with the theme of this lesson which is Contemporary France. Here a few well known French institutions of International repute are presented.

In lesson one, the formation and the use of the past tense is explained. This section begins with a quick revision of the past tense of verbs conjugated with the auxiliary verb ‘avoir’ that has been done in Std IX and then proceeds with the past participles of some irregular verbs. In this lesson the past tense of verbs conjugated with ‘être’ is introduced and explained with examples.

Section .8 is devoted to Civilisation. Lesson one which is dedicated to Normandie gives you brief glimpses into what this region has to offer and the famous writer Guy de Maupassant who was born here.

In lesson two, you learn about personal pronouns. There is a brief explanation of subject pronouns with which you are already familiar. A quick revision of direct pronoun objects is done. Identification of indirect pronouns and replacing them with correct pronouns as well as their position in the sentence is explained with adequate examples. The use of indirect pronoun objects in a simple sentence in the affirmative, negative and interrogative form, as well as in the imperative form is explained with examples. Furthermore their position in a sentence where the verb is in the ‘futur proche’ or ‘passé récent’ is also explained with examples. In lesson three, you are introduced to adverbs. The function of adverbs, their formation and position in a sentence is explained with examples. Interrogative adjectives are explained in detail and the different ways they may be translated in English is also shown. In lesson four, the use of the simple negative is revised and also how different nuances can be given to a negative sentence is explained with examples. Section .5 is devoted to grammar and exercises. Care has been taken to see that the exercises are graded from simple to complex. Care has also been taken to render the exercises interesting and to cover all aspects without making them repetitive or boring. Every lesson has enough exercises to give you sufficient practice and reinforce whatever you have learnt. Section .6 is devoted to phonetics. In lesson one and two, intonation is explained with examples and there are exercises which are also recorded on the CD to enable you to master this aspect. In lesson three and four, you learn about pauses. Each language has its own rhythmic pattern and they are usually marked with a punctuation mark. Sometimes there are rhythmic groups which have pauses but which are not marked with any punctuation

Lesson two briefly covers the Camargue region. Lesson three lists some of the modern multicultural festivals which are celebrated in almost all parts of the world.

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Lesson four tells you about Médecins Sans Frontières, an organization created by French doctors and the work done by this organization, as well as other professions which have been inspired by Médecins Sans Frontières. After every lesson there is a section entitled Pause Café. This section is meant purely for amusement and humour. Riddles, proverbs, puns and jokes make up this section. After all the lessons you have a Table of Conjugation where verbs of different groups and the irregular verbs are conjugated. This will help you when you are studying or revising. The final part is the glossary which is lesson wise and in alphabetical order. This will enable you to find the meanings of new words quickly. Many portions of the book which have been marked with an icon of a CD with the track numbers are recorded. This can be downloaded from the following website of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, I have personally gone to this website and could download the CD. It is clear and well done and you should have no problem. Whenever you have the time you could listen to it. In addition to what is there in the text book, there are a few interviews with French nationals and a song. I am sure you will have a great time studying from this book, which is user friendly and hope it encourages you to pursue this language further. Please remember to look at the back cover page too! Bon Courage mes jeunes amis!!

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ill you also serve the country as a fighter pilot just like I did?” read the last sentence of a chapter in a Grade II Marathi textbook. This chapter was part of a piece written by an ex-air force officer and was included in the text book to inspire children through the story of the officer’s hard work and dedication. One child couldn’t forget the last line of the chapter. “I also want to become a fighter pilot,” he told his parents at dinner that night. After having finished his schooling, 10+2, clearing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam, being recommended by the AFSB (Air Force Selection Board), clearing his medicals, studying at the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, and going on to the Air Force Academy (AFA) at Hyderabad, he finally did become a fighter pilot in the Indian Air


Indian Air Force Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Air Force fraternity on October 8. The IAF’s 81st anniversary this year prods Vinaya Patil to relate a high-flying story Force, to the absolute delight and pride of his parents, siblings and friends. The Indian Air Force, established on October 8, 1932 as an auxilliary force of the British Empire, celebrated 81 years of glorious service to the nation this year. This day is celebrated as Indian Air Force Day every year thus bringing us to the story of this child, who did what thousands, or maybe lakhs, aspire to do. ‘Touch the skies with glory’ is the IAF slogan and this is precisely what the child and others like him want to achieve. The chubby seven-year-old dreamt of becoming a fighter pilot when his tiny hands could barely hold a pencil and now takes pride in being up in the skies, with the aircraft controls in his hands. From above, he looks with passion and patriotism at his

GUNS AND POSES: IAF personnel twirl their guns in the air during the 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.



Look and feel your best as you dance the night away!


Falguni Pathak tells us why she loves danidya and the spirit of the festival


Who says you have to empty out your pockets in the name of fashion?


Gear Up!

We tell you how to spot an attention seeker


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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 have completed my B.Com. I want to appear for the NET exam to teach in a senior college. I am presently in Part I of the M.Com course. Am I eligible for this exam? —Tejas


Fly High! Continued from pg 13 « countrymen whom he happily protects for the nation that he pleasingly serves. All those who share his dream are heading in the right direction. The Indian Air Force will be willing take you under its wings if you have the will, dedication and perseverance to go through the rigorous training – both physical and psychological. It is not without immense hard work that the hero of our story stands tall today as a fighter pilot. For those who have just cleared their 10+2 exams or are appearing for the same, the route is similar to that of our hero: Clearing the UPSC (NDA) exam, getting recommended by the AFSB, undergoing a three-year course at the NDA as an Air Force cadet, and then completing one-year of specialised flying training at the AFA to ultimately pass out as a Flying Officer of the IAF. The UPSC exam is held twice a year in cities across India. Eligibility Criteria: Age - 16 ½ to 19 years (at the time of commencement of course)  Nationality - Indian  Gender – Male only  Educational Qualifications - 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics. Final year 

To appear for the NET you need to complete your Master’s degree with a minimum of 55 per cent or you should be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is awaited. For more details log on to

I am a B.Com graduate with 40 per cent marks. I want to pursue a Masters in HR but not an MBA. Can you suggest universities which offer the course? -Ashwaty Kumar Please note that HR is one of the specialisations offered in management programs like MBA/MMS/PGDM/PGDBA and so on. Since you have scored 40 per cent in your graduation, you are not eligible to pursue a 2-year full time management course. Since you do not wish to pursue MBA you can opt for M.A. in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, Labour and Development and related fields through distance learning from any of the Open Universities.

I am in FYJC (Arts). My ambition is to become an IAS officer. What is the procedure to achieve my goal? Which degree will I require? —Shaheen Sheikh After your graduation you can appear for the IAS cadre through the UPSC exam. A graduate from any stream can apply for the IAS. For more details log on to

I have taken admission for an M.Sc in Physics with Astronomy and Space Physics as a specialisation. What are the job opportunities in this field? —Kruti Kansara You can find placement as a Research Scientist with several research institutes and organisations like the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), and various government bodies and institutes that also employ astronomers as scientists. As a beginner, one would be inducted as a fellow researcher into an existing team already working on an Astronomy project. Keep a track of leading newspapers for employment opportunities. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on

students appearing for their exams can also apply.  Advertisement Schedule - May and December (The advertisement is released by the UPSC. Visit The ones who have either missed out on this opportunity, or didn’t take up this route, can also get into the Air Force after their graduation. However, one needs to have completed the 10+2 exams with Physics and Mathematics. Graduates must clear the written entrance exam, get recommended by the AFSB, and undergo a one-and-half-year training at the AFA to become a Flying Officer. One can also join a branch of the IAF at the post-graduate level or as an engineer, details of which are available on the IAF’s website:

Commission Officers (a limited period career in the Air Force). While the procedure of applying is put down very simplistically on paper, to be able to clear all these stages of getting into the forces is quite difficult; however, not for those who are truly dedicated and desperately want to make it to the IAF. Consistent studies, knowledge, commitment, physical fitness, an apt psychology and the right attitude will help to carry you through. Once you are an officer, the Air Force assures you an adventurous, fulfilling and challenging career and a resultant disciplined and rewarding lifestyle. It guarantees you a number of benefits in terms of monetary compensation (which begins right at the AFA in the form of a stipend), medical facilities, educational opportunities, insurance and much more. It also provides you and There are three branches of the IAF: your family with excellent living condiFlying Branch: Fighters, Transport and tions through housing facilities at the Air Helicopters Force Station you are posted at. An Air Force Station is more or less a Technical Branch: Mechanical and self-contained city with all the necessary Electronics amenities available within the station itself, thus making for a comfortable life Ground Duty Branch: Administration, for the officer and his/her family. Accounts, Logistics, Education and Apart from these obvious benefits, one Meteorology also enjoys a highly esteemed status in A person, depending on his qualifica- society as an officer of the Indian Air tion and interest, can opt for either of Force. these branches. Coming back to our story’s hero, he is Both men and women can serve the today successfully and quite proudly IAF as officers either as Permanent serving the Indian Air Force as a fighter Commission Officers (a career in the Air pilot and so can you – if you have the Force till you retire) or as Short Service highest level of self-commitment!

Want to study Mass Media in the UK

I want to do my Masters in Mass Media and Communication in the UK. Please advise. —Divya The UK has several options available for studying Mass Media and Communication at the postgraduate level. Some course options that are available at the postgraduate level are: MA in International Media Business, MA in Media Management, MA in Digital Media Practice, MA in Journalism, MA in Global Media, MA in Communication and MA in Cultural and Media Studies to name a few. These courses are offered at several renowned institutes like: The University of Westminister, The London School of Economics and Warwick University. You can apply to these courses directly from the university website. The main entry requirements are an SOP, a copy of your degree from a recognised university and your TOEFL/IELTS score. Work experience in most cases is not required but would boost your application. In your SOP you will need to demonstrate that you are able to meet the intellectual demands of the course, and show your interest in developing a professional career within the media and communication industries,



is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics or research. Most universities conduct interviews over the phone, if at all.

I am interested in pursuing a PhD in English Literature. What is the application procedure and what are the requirements? —Alisha During the PhD program in English literature, students progress towards a specialisation in English literature. The PhD program is ideal for students who possess the capability to perform research under guidance. PhD students are normally awarded stipends for their first year and are funded for five additional years with teaching and dissertation fellowships. Most applications and materials need to be submitted online on the college’s application system. Applicants are expected to have at least a B.A. or B.S or equivalent degree. However an M.A or equivalent degree is beneficial. If you don’t have a Master’s Degree, you may earn it during the process of your PhD. Both the GRE and the GRE Subject Test in English Language and Literature are required for all PhD applicants. Some other documents that you may require are a Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts and Creative

Writing Samples (Fiction or poetry). You might also be required to submit a TOEFL score.

I am currently in the 11th grade and thinking about majoring in Women’s studies. What kinds of classes would I be taking? —Ria Majoring in Women’s Studies in the US would be your best option. A Women’s Studies major would entail learning about women, gender and sexuality. You will be given the opportunity to discuss issues from a feminist point of view. You will take a range of classes - LGBTQ and sexuality studies, gender, race, and ethnicity from a global perspective. You will also be able to

study women in religion, marriage, adolescent development etc. In some cases, pairing women’s studies with other humanities like psychology, sociology or anthropology would broaden your understanding and view on the major. In addition to the classes, you will be able to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities like clubs and organisations on campus that would give you a chance to interact with other students passionate about women issues. Most liberal arts universities and programs in the US offer this major.


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Missing the elephant God Viveka Jhaveri, H.R. College.


variety of dosas from the regular sada dosa to cheese dosa and even a sizzling Chinese dosa. The irresistible aroma of the hot and delicious pav bhaji as well as the masala pav and masala rice attracts a large office crowd and even local residents. The rates are quite reasonable in comparison to those in restaurants and the quantity can satisfy Shruti Sampat your hunger easily. The best SYJC Arts, KC College part is that the area even has small shops selling soda, lassi he pav bhaj and dosa stall and cold drinks as well as delinext to Edward Talkies at cious appetizers, thus ensurMetro has mouth watering ing multiple visits by foodies. dosas and pav bhaji. There is a


Even with recession affecting us, the funds for Ganesha has never been a problem. He turns an economic slowdown into a myth, proving that spirituality and devotion are truly in the air even before the festival arrives. The most significant of all the idols is the Lalbaugcha Raja of Mumbai, bringing together over 8 lakh people in 10 days. Similarly, Pune’s Dagduseth Halwai and Sion’s GSB draw a huge crowd.



hough Ganesh Chaturthi is over, I can’t help but reminisce about my favourite festival that has just gone by. “Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha,Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarvakaryeshhu Sarvada.” This is a famous prayer dedication to Ganesha which means “O Ganesha - Ganapati, One with a curved trunk, a large body, and brilliance equal to a crore suns! O God, please make all my undertakings free from obstacles always.” Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm all over India, marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, mythologically called ‘vigna harta’. Maharashtra witnesses celebrations on a gigantic scale where Ganesh mandals are created and decorated over 10 days till the time of immersion. Being one of the most important events in Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi has also found a significant spot in Bollywood movies too where lots of melodies are tuned to the beat of Ganesha.

Adventures at Kangaroo Kids K

angaroo Kids Education and Kangaroo Kids Toddler’s Club, a leading school chain in India, organised ‘Marine Days’, an event held between October 4 and 6 at Kangaroo Kids, Malad. The objective of the event was to give students the touch and feel experience of exciting marine life and to sensitise them towards the ocean ecosystem. The activities were inspired by the life of sea creatures and ocean biology. Children from several schools across Mumbai participated and enjoyed the event. During the three-day event, marine habitat like scenes were created through puppet shows, dramatisation, music and

marine characters were depicted. In the word of one the teachers, these rooms were the knowledge mine for students. Thousands of students from the city schools visited the event. These students were from Sunshine Preschool, JBCN, Thakur International School, Pinnacle High School, Sir J.P. High School, Billabong High School, Saylee International, Savitri Devi Agarwal School, D.G. Khetan School, and Mainadevi Bajaj School. Also, 100 students from through mini aquariums, grade two and three of a cold zones with sea animals BMC School – Dawood like penguins, sea lion and Baug – witnessed the walrus. In these rooms, marine adventure. underwater scenes with

« HAPPENING SHAPPENING shadow play. Nine different rooms were reserved as information centres where students got a chance to peep into the marine life

Today, our world has less of peace and more of pollution and chaos. Therefore, social themes have been promoted during Ganesh Chaturthi, like the making of ecofriendly idols, the Vidarbha drought and atrocities on women. The ‘modak’, Ganesha’s favourite sweet is also seen everywhere. All Maharashtrians await this festival year after year and until next time – Ganpati Bappa Morya!

Gold Headphones

Chandragupta Amritkar

Happy Plugs recently launched high end headphones which are just as much jewellery as a technical gadget. Happy Plugs is the first Swedish company to design exclusive headphones in 18-carat solid gold. A Swedish goldsmith in Old Town, Stockholm, makes the headphones by hand which can be ordered at a price of €11.000. Happy Plugs headphones in 18-carat solid gold are molded into the shape of the Happy Plugs Earbuds and 25 grams of gold is used for each pair of earphones, which gives the headphones the weight of a large jewellery item. For those who do not wish to spend quite as much, Happy Plugs is at the same time launching a more wallet-friendly option, Deluxe Edition metallic colored headphones in gold and silver. The Deluxe edition will be available as Earbuds and In-ear at a price of €24,99 and €34,99.

A realistic portrayal

Movie: Rang de Basanti Starring: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor Director: Rakeysh Mehra We stay in a country where calamities are not unheard of. However, most of us are immune to the things happening around us. For example, our social network news feeds are full of news relating to celebrity suicides, politicians and top Maria Khatri officials accepting bribes and what not. Credit Officer The frequency with which these incidents occur has made us turn a blind eye to most of them. However, when a movie that talks about these issues in a different way is released, we are jolted out of our reverie and think about making a change. Rang De Basanti was one such movie that released several years ago which has left its mark in Bollywood and in all our minds. The wonderful way in which the reality of our political system was exposed, the anger in our youth was portrayed and the desperation that sets in as a result of bureaucracy took us all by surprise and made us wake up to our capabilities and potential. Aamir Khan’s performance is laudable and leaves viewers with a range of emotions varying from anger to grief. Although this movie was nominated for several awards, it was not given recognition in India and didn’t even do very well at the box office.



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If you’ve always marveled at the wonders of cinema and wished you too could create compelling stories, do mark mid-October in your calendar right away. The 15th Mumbai Film Festival in association with Equinox Europe is conducting a two-day workshop on October 14 and 15 at the conference room of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri. On the agenda are pitching, screenwriting and script development, i.e. skills to take your budding film career forward. The workshop will be conducted by the Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival and eminent script advisor Claire Dobbin along with James Hart, producer and screen-writer having worked with some of the top studios of the world. Dobbin, who is conducting the first day’s activities has been at the heart of script writing workshops in Australia and New Zealand and has been a guest lecturer at the Abu Dhabi Film festival. As the Senior Script Executive at the Australian Film Commission (AFC), she bettered many Australian films with her touch, such as Road to Nhill, Small Treasures and Mallboy.

The second day’s writing guru has written/produced Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Muppet Treasure Island, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life among others. ‘Never grow up, never give up’ is Hart’s way of life which comes through in the animated feature, EPIC in which he is co-writer and the Executive Producer. Beginning at 9.30 am on Monday the 14th, Claire and Jim will listen to idea pitches and give their feedback. By noon, they will delve into the world of screenwriting and script development. Stretching till 4 pm with a lunch break in between, the session will discuss themes, concept lines, structure and characters. And of course, there’s question hour from 4.15 pm – 5:00 pm. Day two begins with the screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula followed by lunch. Post this, James Hart will begin ‘deconstructing Dracula’ and discuss the finer nuances of script writing. Armed with their new found knowledge, participants will get to pitch ideas once more. The whirlwind workshop will wind up at 5 pm. The workshop is open to all film writing and cinema enthusiasts. To register, visit: index.php?page=workshop

Learning, growing and expanding on music! Days at school were structured around lectures, ensemble workshops and studio practice labs. Being a student is a fantastic time in life. Especially when your job as a student is to learn all you can about different fields all relating to the career I knew I wanted. My favorite meeting and socialising places without a doubt at LAMA was the campus studio. Or throughout the many rooms set up around campus for jam sessions. I am a vegetarian. There is no shortage of vegetarian food options in Pasadena which was great - but I ate a lot of paneer. At least once a month I would try to go to Artesia, California to Little India (Pioneer Blvd) to one of the many Indian grocery stores to stock my fridge and freezer with not just paneer but authentic Indian vegetables/pre-made frozen foods and Maggi. I spent a lot of time around fellow musicians/artists/producers and a lot of very talented people, with very different musical styles. The head of my department at LAMA Sean Halley had the soon-to-be-graduates in my music production department to his place the night before graduation for a congratulation/celebration barbeque. We all presented a song accompanied with a music video that we had done as part of a final project in his class - but unknown to us Sean and Andre had composed, written and produced a song and video about our class where in the lyrics they pulled out humorous traits about all of us in a really funny tribute to our time at the school. That’s one of the great things about music; lyrics can be used to evoke so many emotions; and it was a hilarious mocking tribute to us all. At LAMA (or at least many of my teachers) have this thing where if anyone shows up late to class the teacher stops the class and starts clap-

“I truly believe that you can spend a lifetime, learning, growing and expanding on music,” says Nishchal Zaveri, Artist, Music Producer and Managing Director at Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Entertainment - ENZY Studios, a music recording, and pre/post production studio.


have a true passion and love for music. I am left-handed but it does not make a difference for most instruments except my guitar which I had to get custom made. There are guitars available for left-handed people too. I play the table right handed because I was taught like that from an early age and so I graduated in Hindustani Classical Vocals and Tabla from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad (Prabhakar). I studied piano at KM Music Conservatory, Chennai (A.R. Rahman’s Institute). I am a multi instrumentalist and completed my degree in Music Production in September 2012 from Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA), Pasadena, CA, USA, with the Presidents Roll of Honor (A Cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher). LAMA’s Music Production Programme is unique in that it treats music production as a skill. As a music producer in the modern world, you must know how to handle dozens of tasks that used to be handled by a number of different people. You must have a strong engineering and microphone technique, songwriting and composition, studio upkeep, interpersonal

communication skills, and strong musical computer skills. I was pretty excited about the first day but really had no idea what to expect. We had an orientation programme for the first couple of days before classes started where we had the opportunity to meet our fellow students/teachers in a mo casual way and that really helped with the adjustment. My professors were fantastic; all very knowledgeable in their chosen fields, friendly and extremely helpful. I built strong relationships with many of them and still keep in touch. Andre Knecht - master of all things audio technical was one of my teachers who I truly respect and has since served as an ‘advisor’ for ENZY Studios. While teachers like Sean Halley (our department chair), Andrew Murdock (Mudrock), Nikhil Korula, and Hugo Mendoza all served as teachers in the classroom. They really stand out because they were always there for help and support outside the classroom. They all have vast experience in the industry and genuinely want to share such knowledge.


Value-based education with humane approach: need of the hour S

tudents today are lacking in the humanitarian approach and hence the value-based education is the need of the hour. Youngsters are trapped in the criminal web of cyber crimes, consumption of drugs, liquor and other tobacco-based products. The ones who stay away from these bad practices opt for professional education and very few go for research, said eminent physicist and Padmashri Dr. G.Venkataraman. He was speaking at a symposium on ‘Integral Human Values Education’ organised at the Kalina Campus of the University of Mumbai on Saturday. It was organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharashtra and the Sri Sathya Seva Organisations, Maharashtra and Goa as part of their endeavour to bring into focus the need for integral human valuebased education in all faculties of learning. It was chaired by Venkatraman and the speakers included prominent personalities. Venkatraman said that it raises great concern that generation next does not follow ethical values and the humane approach. Value based education is the need of the hour as the future of the country lies in their hands. Youth today is under unbearable burden of competition in their academics forcing them to trace rely heavily on book based studies. Now it is upto us- the educational institutions and universities- to make them adapt strongly to value based education.

<<Nishchal Zaveri at the ENZY Studios

ping. Then everyone else in the class tends to join in. It is definitely a good incentive not to show up late. I did my best… but for sure there were a couple of claps for me. The very definition of the word ‘producer’ changes depending on the parameters of any project so as a music producer we needed to be prepared for anything. I have studied music and know the traditional methods of working and now plan to break and/or experiment with those methods to create my own musical path. There is tremendous scope for music lovers today in terms of education in professional studies and careers. There is an abundance of different skills and backgrounds that go into music careers. Firstly you must be sure of what you want to do and what you’re interested in doing. A career in the music field is not only about being a vocalist or guitar player; it is much more than that. Aside from professional performing musicians, people in the music industry work as producers, directors, composers, lyricists, sound engineers, DJs, RJs, live concert handling or in music related marketing, publishing, teaching/education, music therapy, journalism, hospitality and a whole lot more. The music business is an adaptable venue for creative minds either working in conventional positions or creating new approaches to bringing music to the public. If you have passion, focus and patience anything is possible. In my case my passion for music has made me keep going closer to what I believe in doing and it also helps me want to learn more and more to be able to grow and off course the focus and patience follows. I truly believe that you can spend a lifetime, learning, growing and expanding on music. Keep working, keep practicing, and keep doing what you love. As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira



My son writes badly KRUTIKA (NITA) JAGGI

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! My son is 10 years old and studying in Std 5. I have taken him for an LD assessment. He has very poor handwriting and one cannot read what he has written. He, however, can read what he has written. What do I do about his writing? Writing is a process that starts early in age. However, different students learn to write at a different pace and in different stages of development. Of all academic activities, writing demands the most rigorous integration of diverse skills (handwriting, spelling, punctuation, word retrieval, syntax, rhetoric, etc.).

« BEYOND LD For students facing problems in written expression, tasks such as forming letters, recalling spelling sequences or applying punctuation rules are often difficult. First teach your son to practice writing letters and numbers in the air with big arm movements to improve motor memory of these important shapes. Also practice letters and numbers with smaller hand or finger motions. Then slowly make him write simple sentences and then move on to small paragraphs. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on

Indian University curriculum should be revamped By Dr. Chenraj Roychand, Founder Chairman, The JGI Group and President, Jain University Trust


he global economy, in the midst of a series of demographic and economic shift, is providing a much needed opportunity for India to capitalize on changes and grow faster. To begin with, India’s university Education should gear up and provide a strong foundation and ecosystem for the young talent in the country to realise their full potential. However, over the years, some of our universities are only transforming themselves into money-churning machines with ‘education’ largely being viewed as a ‘business’ and not related to providing value-based holistic learning. The sad state of affairs of university education is evident from the declining quality in faculty and curricula, besides poor infrastructure and other facilities. Hundreds of institutions are closing down and only about 10 per cent of students coming out are ‘employable’ in the real sense. More importantly, very few universities (B-schools) in the country actually prepare students to become ‘entrepreneurs’, by provid-

ing ‘business excellence programs’ and making them ready with all relevant skill-sets – domain knowledge, aspiration management, IT literacy, soft-skills management, cultural literacy, expertise in other management tools, etc. There is a need for Indian universities, hosting B-schools or not, to take a research-centric approach in imparting education and honing entrepreneurial skills of aspiring students. The course curriculum has to be revamped to suit the current business, economy and societal demands. Entrepreneurship Education in India India, among the developing countries, is a pioneer in ‘entrepreneurship education’ programs. The founding of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has encouraged self-employment to some extent. But, the present entrepreneurship education in the country focuses on courses similar to general business courses offered at B-schools. Some institutes and government departments are offering courses tailored for entrepreneurs. The past two decades have also witnessed the entry of industry associations, NGOs, consultants and voluntary organisations into the entrepreneurship education space. Looking at the growing demand for such an education it provides an immense opportunity for Indian universities to offer such courses or tilt the curriculum of different streams to

include ‘entrepreneurship’ as well. Management Education versus Entrepreneurial Education The present entrepreneurship education in India just focuses on courses which are similar to general business courses. Management is about addressing regular and known issues, whereas entrepreneurship is all about learning to deploy solutions for newer and lesser known problems. B-Schools can still be the most appropriate nursery for shaping and developing management graduates into entrepreneurs. Among the required skill-sets, entrepreneurship education should highlight the importance of integrity and ethical standards, a deep sense of social responsibility, understanding of protection and sustainability of the environment and the improvement of the people’s quality of life. In addition, students should be made aware of the pitfalls, different taxation structure, legal implications of business models and the offerings, other clearance certificates, government investment schemes and rebates, etc., which are normally not taught at regular B-schools.


Developing Entrepreneurship Education at Universities As a provider of entrepreneurship training programs, universities must create a relevant and

supportive environment along with providing an ecosystem that could help develop an ‘enterprise culture’ among university students. By

creating an entrepreneurial culture across campuses, universities are expected to influence students’ decision to create businesses with a

considerable influential factor. Universities must invest in helping aspiring students to setup ‘start-ups’ and provide the necessary guidance and support to sustain them. Faculty should be carefully picked from the pool of entrepreneurs who are also inclined towards academic work. The student selection criteria for entrepreneurs’ courses at universities must also be through well signed procedures. In the process of becoming a developed country, the Indian government should acknowledge the importance of entrepreneurs. It should nurture and promote entrepreneurdevelopment by designing and framing encouraging policies. Young Indians are to be encouraged to venture out to build start-ups and intellectual properties, and in the process create wealth and significantly contribute to the country’s economy. Universities can play a key role by acting as a breeding ground for aspiring entrepreneurs by providing innumerable research projects to work on and experience, besides creating awareness on sources of venture capital and entrepreneur career options. Skills on leadership, negotiation, product development, innovation in technology and business among others need to be an essential part of the course curriculum. Indian universities also should partner with government to set up start-up accelerators and incubators, coupled with private-sector participation, by proving sustainable business models.


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How and when was the concept of Accessed born? We first started talking about doing something in August 2012. Aditi had been interested in doing something online based on ‘city experiences’ about a year prior to that and Surekha had just attended an E-Commerce conference in Mumbai and was really interested in trying something outside of the corporate world. A one off conversation turned into several months of ideating before we decided to go full force into making our concept go live. As young entrepreneurs how did you go about making the idea into a reality and getting finance? We started off with a lot of research to figure out what kind of niche players already existed – we wanted to make sure that what we were doing was different from the rest. When we were confident of exactly what we wanted our brand to represent and had all the details figured out, we started approaching brands in the city, leveraging our network as much as possible to get that first ‘in’. Simultaneously, we were working closely with our designers to turn all the images we had in our head into a live site. Slowly everything started falling into place. We were very clear from the start that we wanted to stay self funded for as long as possible. We were able to keep our fixed costs very low when we first started, and are now able to self sustain the business which we are really proud of.


Srishti Jain talks to two young entrepreneurs Aditi Khandelwal (24) and Surekha Rao (25) Co-founders and Directors of ACCESSED - a website that provides urban enthusiasts with the best of what Mumbai has to offer.

Our creativity.

resented via Accessed - Sticking to timelines, once in place will help you stay on track, but you’ll always overshoot them so don’t worry about that.

What are the different experiences that Accessed offers its customers? We’ve had a variety of experiences that people can choose from so far, including: - A party package from Game Garage (a company that sets up laser tag at your house) - Paint Brunch at The White Owl – have brunch while painting on a canvas - A party package for dogs from The Spoilt Brat Barkery - A customized menu and entry <<Surekha Rao & Aditi Khandelwal What is the philosophy behind into Ling Ling Night at Hakkasan Accessed? Our two favourites have been the According to you what are the The overarching idea is to provide bartending option at The Irish important qualities that a young people with a one of a kind experi- House and a 3 month subscription entrepreneur must possess? ence in Mumbai while showcasing based offer from Style Fiesta. Guts - the appetite for risk and brands in fun and unique ways. taking chances. This could be either in the form of Initially what were the difficulties Confidence - in your idea, events that we conceptualise and you had to face while setting up regardless of what people have to execute upon or through cus- the company? What are the chal- say. tomised offerings at places across lenges that an entrepreneur Flexibility - our model has really the city which would be exclusive faces and how can one evolved since we startonly to Accessed. This way, we overcome them? ed, some level of flexishowcase brands in a new light, - Choosing an approbility is needed as things enabling them to either target a priate name, it took us over 4 will evolve over time. Let the idea new audience group or re-engage months to find a name that we grow naturally. with their existing clientele while liked that also had an available also providing individuals with difURL! Looking back at the journey of ferent things to do in the city. - As a new brand, to convince pre- Accessed, what are the five mium brands to work with us things you have learnt with the As entrepreneurs what according without a live website growth of your company? to you is your company’s USP? to gauge how they would be rep- Patience


- There is a market for everything Leave all your preconceived notions at home and be prepared to be surprised. - While hiring people find someone who is as enthusiastic as you. That’s more important than someone who already has full ‘knowledge’. You can teach a fresh face what they need to know. - Lots of opportunities will come your way, but it is very important to keep in mind what your company stands for. Initially any new business that comes your way will be exciting but be patient and never undersell yourself. What tips can you give students or young professionals who are on the verge of beginning their own ventures? How can they convert their idea into a success story? Research and preparation is important, but there will never be a time where you have every single base covered. The best thing you can do is start approaching people with your concept – test the idea, get grilled a bit, learn what sort of questions/concerns your potential client will have so that you can be prepared to address those in the future. Don’t worry about being over persistent and always stick to your instinct.

What are the future endeavours that Accessed plans to undertake? We’re in the final stages of integrating a payment gateway so that our customers can make their purchases online. We are also putting together an extensive plan for a Privilege Card for our members. We’re really excited about this as there are a lot of exciting twists for our members in it! We also have something in the pipeline that will give our members access to personalities and not just experiences. There’s a lot of formulation around this but the idea is around a lecture series as well as an auction based model for one on one luncheons. Any final words of advice for young students who want to make their ideas into profitable companies like Accessed ? When you are younger, your appetite for risk and ability to take a risk is the highest it’ll ever be. So if you have even the craziest idea, go for it. Confidence is one of the biggest differences between a successful start up and one that doesn’t really get off the floor. Learn the importance of networking. Never dismiss anyone. You never know when you will be working with that person.

EuroSchools celebrate Gandhi Jayanti


EuroSchool Thane and Airoli honor the memory of Gandhiji through various activities

uroSchool, Mumbai, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, organised various events in Mulund to spread the message of peace and harmony and non-violence against women, children, aged and the environment. EuroSchool Airoli organised a one-hour peace march which was attended by around 1,000 parents, teachers and students. The procession was a candle-light march, adorned with banners conveying messages to bring peace and stop violence against children, women, environment and the aged. There were peace flags reading the slogans ‘Peace is achievable’, ‘Peace

Begins with me’, ‘Peace prevails within me’ etc. This commemorated the beginning of the week-long Peace Campaign which included several activities such as multifaith assemblies every morning to commemorate peace both within and among the students of diverse communities. EuroSchool, Thane organised an activity in association with R Mall including people at the mall who gathered and participated in the activities. Students between the age group of 10-12 from grade V and VI, along with the pre-primary toddlers, sung songs, danced and acted on the theme of the

activity. The message of ‘Women give birth to civilisation, Save the Girl Child’ flashed across every corner of the Mall. Parents and the other audience wrote messages on the message wall; pledged to respect women and showed resolute solidarity to the cause of Peace through their active participation. These activities not only spread the message of peace in the country but also educated the students about the virtues of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhiji’s belief was that non-violence was the key to achieve peace in the country. The same philosophy was portrayed in all the EuroSchool activities.



Harvard Business School (HBS) will host an executive education programme ‘Maximising your leadership potential – India’ from December 4 to 7, 2013 at the HBS style classroom at Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai. This new programme provides organisations the opportunity to invest in one of their most valuable resources – their talent. The programme is designed to allow participants to explore critical management challenges while gaining insight into their leadership style and approach. Designed for executives with at least 10 years of experience and significant management responsibilities, the programme is appropriate for general managers and functional executives. A diverse mix of industries, sectors, countries, and cultures creates a dynamic exchange that draws on leadership experiences from across the globe. As with all HBS Executive Education programs, the India portfolio will be taught by members of the School’s own full-time faculty using the renowned HBS case method. Faculty lectures, discussions, assessments, and case studies will help participants acquire knowledge and skills needed to meet their corporate responsibilities.


Pidilite Ind, announced the Fevicol Science Project Challenge 2013. Fevicol Science Project is an annual nationwide competition that identifies talent from across the schools in the country. It encourages budding young talented children and gives them a great kick start to pursue their interest further. This contest encourages students to think about topics that are related to their everyday life, futuristic concepts and make 3-D models of their interpretations of the subject/topic. The 3-D modeling is to promote the ‘Learning by doing’ attitude so that the young minds understand the theory as well as the actual working of the concepts. This year the challenge will begin in October 2013. The first round will require students to write a 500word concept note on the given topic which will be judged in the school itself by the Science teachers. Participation is now open and students from standards 5 to 10 across the schools from India can send their entries. The competition is divided in Junior, 5th - 7th standard and Senior, 8th - 10th standard categories. Schools interested in registering can visit


Through the exam, FIITJEE will not only help students know their standing at National Level but will also scout for talented students with opportunities to join a prestigious FIITJEE classroom/ integrated school programme. FIITJEE will hold its annual Talent Reward Exam (FTRE) on October 20, 2013 to test the battle readiness of the IIT/various competitive examinations hopefuls and offer the best guidance to the deserving students so as to nurture their talent and potential to fruition. The exam is open for all students who are currently studying their Class V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XI. For those who are entering class XII and the final battle line before IITJEE. Based on their performance students will also get suggestions to plug loopholes to enable them better their conceptual understanding and analytical ability. For younger students FTRE is a lesson on why they need to start their preparations early if they hope to make it to IIT and other top engineering colleges of the country. Students securing a Rank in Top 500 in the Exam will get a certificate of achievement and will also get free online doubt removal support to help them in their preparation, irrespective of whether they join FIITJEE or not. Moreover, the top 500 meritorious students will also receive cash scholarships, tuition fee waiver for FIITJEE Programme as well as hostel fee waiver on the basis of their performance.

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How you wear your Hair Bringing French beauty to India is Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa, one of India’s luxury salon and spa chains. Naressa Coutinho speaks to Gaurav Vora, Stylist at Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa, India, about the recent boom in the grooming industry and what this could mean for aspiring hairstylists.


he latest hairstyles in trend city have mimicked the nips and tucks of celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé and it won’t be long before these styles turn history. The Beauty and Wellness industry therefore sees a constant demand amongst the style-conscious and has opened up avenues for prospective career opportunities. We look to grade hairstyling as a niche career that is both exciting and creative.

What is hairstyling all about and what is its demand in India? Hairstyling is about creating a look that helps a person portray their image to the world. It is an indispensable aspect in building someone’s image thus leading to one’s appearance. This is where hairstylists come in. We help you look good, and in turn, feel good. A hairstylist is therefore a craftsman, as they skillfully craft one’s hair according to his or her needs. Today, a consumer in India is like any other world consumer as they are extremely informed and aware with the power of the web and globalization. They therefore demand contemporary, fashionable and stylish hairstyles, at par with global standards. They are willing to pay for good service and are particular about hair-cuts and styles. Hair styling has gained momentum globally in the last decade, which has helped in an overall industry boom. The local clientele is also increasingly willing to experiment with newer styles that hit international runways, but a major style inspiration in the country is Bollywood led.

good as any other job in India. If you are good at what you do, then the sky is the limit. If you enjoy what you do, you can make your client happy. This industry is booming right now thus providing scope for aspiring hair stylists. Time is also an important factor in your growth where this career is concerned. If you are learning, then you will definitely grow.

What does one require to become a professional hair stylist? The right spirit, positive <<Gaurav Vora energy and dedication towards your work and career are important for any professional, including a hair stylist. This is a skill-based profession and does not require an academic accreditation, as such. However, in order to gain a bigger and a better platform, I would recommend a beginner’s course in an academy of hair styling in India or abroad.

Does it involve a lot of financial investment and how long is it before one can earn a decent income? You do not really require any strong financial investment unless you are doing a course in an academy abroad or if you have opened up a salon all by yourself. You can always learn to become a hair stylist under a company as it would take you a period of 6-12 months as a trainee depending on your ability and speed of learning. One could invest Rs. 2-3 lakhs as a one-time investment and can break even within 2-3 years.


Tell us a little about your journey in the grooming industry. I graduated from the Vidal Sassoon Academy, London, with a beginner’s diploma course in 2012. After graduating in 2012 I joined Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa in Mumbai. The organisation has always given me the opportunity to grow with support from its team. I think a job in this field is as

How much can an established hair-stylist earn? What factors does this earning depend on? It depends on what company you work for, what position you hold, and your performance. It could range from anywhere between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 2,00,000 per month,

and sometimes even more. If your work is good and if you have a good clientele, you will definitely earn more. Also, different companies have different rewarding and appraisal systems with varying incentives.

What are the different avenues in India where a hair stylist would be in demand? The grooming industry in India, favored by various growth factors, is booming currently and has the potential of generating a lot of jobs. So, a hair stylist could choose to work with salons, in the fashion and lifestyle industry, as consultants, as freelancers, as part of R&D, technology and training for FMCG companies under the gambit of beauty, wellness and hair grooming products. In short, the scope is plenty.

What are the advantages and the disadvantages of becoming a hair stylist? The biggest advantage of becoming a hair stylist is that your creativity is in your own hands. Even if you do not work under a company or salon you can still be a hair stylist with merely a pair of scissors and a comb. This creativity is in you and no one can take it away. Being a very creative job, you get to learn something new and different everyday and you grow with every experience. This is not a monotonous job by any means. The sector of grooming in India is still largely an unorganised sector. While there are companies that are pioneering the cause of turning it into an organised sector, it will take time to change the perceptions and mindsets of people.

What is your message to those who want to pursue a career in hair styling? I’d say, go for it! If it’s your dream then pursue it, the way I did. My teacher always said, “If you do not look good, then we do not look good.” You are going to make people look good and you will make a difference.


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Mom’s the world! MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013

Navneet Mishra FYBMM, R.D. National College, Bandra


Not really. We all know IPL is a platform for the younger lot, who actually bring the excitement in the game especially the T20 format. Yes Dravid and Sachin’s exit from it will be a loss because of their leadership qualities but IPL wont lose its charm, in fact it will give way to a more enthusiastic bunch of talented cricketers. —Anurag Anand Executive, Corporate Communications

Both the players are brand icons and most of our generation have grown up watching them. Definitely, there will be a lull among the fans who have been following both the cricketers. The IPL brought out a new dimension of these cricketers. Not only will they be missed from next year’s IPL but also from international cricket as well. They have been a role model for the next generation of cricketers and it will be a while till they can come close or match up to Tendulkar or Dravid. —Narender Yadav Sales Executive Retirement of players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid won’t affect next year’s IPL. IPL is already a big success and the absence of any individual players won’t decrease the charm. Although, players of their stature will surely be missed but I hope to see them being associated with teams as mentors/coaches to encourage the young breed of cricketers. —Rahul Bhuyan City Head, Sales

prepare my lunch, staying up all night to put a water soaked cloth strip on my forehead during high fever, secretly giving me my phone which dad had taken during the exams, without caring about the consequences and what not. She is the only one who forgives me despite my countless mistakes. At times, she scolds me very badly. However, after an hour, she pretends as if nothing happened. She then enters my room and asks if I want something or is there any way she can help me. Well, frankly, I do not think that I will be able to repay the warm care and unconditional love, which I received from my mother. She is the only woman in everyone’s life who does not have any complaints; neither does she have any demands. Her love for you will not degrade if you do not buy her an expensive necklace or forget to call her on her birthday. Love in its purest and most innocent form. Today’s world is a cesspool of humanity. People leave their parents in old age homes and come to meet them for an hour in a year. I empathise with such unlucky parents. Imagine you planted a mango tree and cared for it for countless months. The tree finally grew into a beautiful big one, with leaves, but bore not

The Rotaract Club of H.R. College, in association with ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA), organised ‘Fire Within The Fur’ on the occasion of World Animal Welfare Day on October 4th with a campaign against the brutal treatment of stray dogs. They performed street-plays at the Gateway of India along with a signature-campaign and had an interactive session to sensitise students at H.R. College. <<


Will the departure of players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid take the charm out of next year’s IPL?

ome say that they are Atheists. Well even I am. Not exactly Atheist, but Agnostic. But according to society’s definition of God, I believe that everyone except a few unfortunate ones, have their own personal Gods who are always there to look after them, come what may. People don’t call them God, Bhagwan, Allah or WaheGuru. These personal Gods are known by names like Mom, Amma, Ma, and Aai. Sometimes none of us realise how much our mothers have sacrificed for us. I am not saying that it is wrong. It is natural. Even our mothers did not realise their mothers’ sacrifice. Everyone is hard wired to that kind of behaviour. Most of the times I get exasperated when she embarrasses me in front of my friends by hugging me and telling me to take care of myself, her grown up 18year-old son. But later when I think of it, I realise that the hug or kiss on the cheek is filled with sheer love and care. She wants to hug me one last time before I disappear for eight to ten hours/two to five days as she is not sure if I’ll return. Not because I am some sort of maniac who forgets the way to his house, every other time but because of the manifold woes which have plagued the entire nation like murder, terrorism, extortion, kidnapping, harassment etc. I am always flabbergasted when I think of the sacrifices my mother has made: staying up all night with me during my last minute study marathons before my exams, getting up an hour before me to

even a single mango. How would you feel? I bet you will encounter a mix of emotions. You would feel extreme sadness, anger, sorrow. However, that pain is no comparison to the kind of pain that such parents have to bear. I find such behaviour very sombre. How can anyone have such a callous attitude towards their parents who cared for them. Maybe calling them daily, or visiting them every weekend is not possible. But at least give them a call in your free time. Spare five minutes and tell them in a week that you are okay and doing well. Our society is such that we do not even have enough role models. Children are obsessed with Bollywood heroes and consider them their role models. What do these people do? Dance on songs like Munni Badnam Hui, marry four times in reel as well as real life, slap their parents and friends on camera, run over people, are loaded with bling, shoot animals that are on the verge of extinction, possess illegal weapons and what not. What can we expect from the children who have such role models? Ask them about Bhagat Singh or Nelson Mandela. They do not even know who these people are and what have they done for society. In short, what I mean is, good values come along with awareness about such sacrifices and a society inculcated with love and peace and these qualities will only prevail if we, the citizens, have a good civic sense. Without being too repetitive, I would like to conclude. Our mothers have done so much for us. Let’s all of us take a pledge that we, in the name of humanity, will never hurt our mothers. Do not be that tree for your mother which never bore fruits.

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Centre rules out Prez rule, power situation worsens in AP NATION



STAUNCH DEVOTEE… A Sikh warrior paying obeisance at Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Fourth Sikh Master — Guru Ramdass Ji (Founder of Amritsar City) in Amritsar on Tuesday.

Keran was infiltration bid, but not like Kargil: Army Chief H

INDON (UP): Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Tuesday sought to reject the perception that the Keran incident was on the pattern of Kargil intrusion of 1999, saying it was just an infiltration bid by terrorists but suggested the complicity of Pakistan Army in the

NEWS IN BRIEF CBI closes cases against Mayawati

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday closed its investigation into alleged corruption charges against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, officials said.

Fresh warrants against Headley, 8 others

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday issued fresh non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against nine men, including Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley who is currently in a US jail, for involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

episode. He insisted that terrorists were not occupying any higher ground but sitting in a ‘nullah’ near the Line of Control (LoC) in valley. “It was a desperate infiltration bid, which has been foiled,” Gen Singh told PTI on the sidelines of the Air Force Day parade. He was asked about the incident in Keran in Kashmir where the Army was engaged for the last 15 days with a group of 35-40 militants about 300-400 metres inside Indian territory having a supply-line to Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir, an incident which reminded about the Kargil intrusion of 1999 when Indian posts were occupied. “A large number of (TV) channels have talked about this being an intrusion. It is not. If this was intrusion, the adversary would go and occupy dominating ground which is defensible,” he said. He added, “In this case, they were sitting in a nullah. Which adversary is going to dominate an area by sitting in the nullah?”

EW DELHI/ HYDERABAD: As protests continued in violence-hit Seemandhra region, the Centre today ruled out imposition of President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh and also indicated that ESMA may be clamped after power outages worsened disrupting essential services and transportation. Talks between Electricity Employees’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) and the state government to bring the ongoing indefinite strike to an end, meanwhile, proved inconclusive. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is due to hold another round of talks with JAC in a bid to end the impasse after large parts of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema continued to reel under power crisis following the strike by electricity employees against the decision to bifurcate the state. According to reports, the power blackout has hit hospital services while airports in Seemandhra region were operating on backup systems. Train services were reported to be


the wake of continuing protests in Seemandhra region on the Telangana statehood issue. “There is no plan under consideration to impose President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh. There was no such discussion in today’s Cabinet (meeting),” he told PTI. The Home Minister said the widespread agitation in Seemandhra was a matter of grave concern to the Centre. He said the Centre fully respects the sentiments of the people of the region on this sensitive issue. “I would like to assure the people of Seemandhra that the Government of India remains fully committed to address all their concerns,” he said. Referring to the prevailing situation in Seemandhra region, the YSR Congress party President Home Minister said government YSR Jaganmohan Reddy undergoes a was trying to restore normalcy, esmedical check-up on third day of his pecially in regard to the power situindefinite fast in Hyderabad, on Tuesday. ation. Shinde indicated that the the worst hit forcing the East Coast Essential Services Maintenance Act Railway to either cancel or resched- (ESMA) may be imposed to restore power situation in Seemandhra reule important trains. Home Minister Sushilkumar gion and said the state government Shinde ruled out the possibility of was talking to the stake holders on imposing President’s rule in AP in how to bring normalcy.

Six teams formed to trace Narayan Sai S

URAT/ AHMEDABAD: The Surat police has formed six teams to trace self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s son Narayan Sai, whose whereabouts are not known after complaints of sexual assault were filed against the father-son duo by two sisters. Meanwhile, a case has been registered in Chandkheda police station in Ahmedabad against Asaram on the complaint that was transferred from Surat on the allegations of the elder sister that she was repeatedly sexually abused at his ashram in Motera in Gujarat. “We have formed six teams to search for Sai,” Surat Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said without giving any further details. A lookout notice was issued on

Narayan Sai, son of Asaram Bapu. Monday against Sai after fresh sexual abuse complaints were lodged against the father-son duo by two sisters. A police team, which has been formed by Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Shivanand Jha to probe

the sexual assault case against Asaram, has reached Surat to collect vital clues. “The team reached Surat last evening to collect clues related to the sexual assault case lodged against Asaram,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Sector-I) J K Bhatt said, adding that it will also record the statement of victim. The elder sister in her complaint accused Asaram of repeated sexual assault between 1997 and 2006 during the time she had been living in his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city. The younger sister filed a complaint against Asaram’s son, accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005 when she was living in their Surat ashram.

Chidambaram visits US, to woo investors

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will be on a week’s visit to the US from Wednesday to woo foreign investors and attend the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

TN cops get rewards for catching terrorists

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced promotions and cash awards for the state police team involved in nabbing the two AlUmma terrorists in AP's Puttur town last week

JAI MATAJI… Ushaben Dave, 66, wearing a metal structure consisting of 1,261 oil lamps, prays during a ritual at the Navratri festival in Surat, on Tuesday.

UNSHAKEABLE SPIRIT... A 104-year-old lady with other widows of Vrindavan visiting the Belur Math during Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, on Tuesday.


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There is all indication that the overall gold demand during the October-December period will be robust and the demand is likely to be at around 250-300 tonne. This will be because there are 20 % more auspicious days during this festivals compared to last year and also because there was a good monsoon. There is also a pent up demand that could re-surface after a difficult September quarter.

World Gold Council MD, India, Somasundaram PR Enhancing Trade Competitiveness In Asian Economies Innovation, Technology and Trade were the core issues which the World Trade Organization debated this year at its prestigious annual event held at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva from October 1-3, 2013. World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries organized a session at the WTO Public Forum on October 2 titled “Promoting Technological Capacity – Building and Enhancing Trade Competitiveness in Asian Economies.” From L-R: Jason W. Munyan, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, Jayant Dasgupta, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the WTO, Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman , World Trade Centre Mumbai and President, All India Association of Industries, Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva and Norhalim Yunus , Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation

Markets Firm

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (October 9, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose marginally on Tuesday (October 08, 2013) a net 22.25 points (0.38%) and closed at the 5928 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 5975 points level. It then rose further and registered the day’s high at the 5981 points level at 10.14 a.m. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement until 3.00 p.m. It then declined further and registered the day’s low at the 5913 points level at 3.28 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained above its previous close throughout the session and moved in a range of 69 points. Sentiment was mixed and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 23 were gainers, while 27 were losers. Substantial buying was seen in realty and capital goods stocks, while selling was seen in metal and IT stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 21.45%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 722 were gainers, OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a small black body candle as the markets opened with a gap up, but closed below that level. This is negative. However, the index is above the 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages, while the 5, 15 and 25 days moving averages are rising. Fur ther, the 5 days moving average is expected to cross over the 15 days moving average. Moreover, the velocity paramete rs too are posi tively trended. All these indicate a positive bias. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 200-day average at the 5840 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

603 were losers and 77 remained unchanged.

Swati Paradkar Becomes Lijjat President

Slow Stochastic Indic ator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the neutral zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is above the slow D line (positive if it continues).

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Pappad has announced the names of its new office bearers for 2013 -14. Swati R. Paradkar has been appointed as President; Pratibha E. Sawant as Vice-President; Sharda D. Kubal as Secretary; Priyanka G. Redkar as Secretary; Sheetal S. Koyande as Treasurer and Namita N. Sakpal as Treasurer

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RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

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

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are diverging (positive if it continues). The ADX is flat while the Market Index is rising. No signal here.

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 5886) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 5894) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 5815) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5840) Positive.

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market with a positive bias.

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5692 points level. The next support is at the 5561 points level.

Resistance Level s: The immediate main resistance is at the 6123 points level. The next resistance is at the 6223 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 = 5941 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5900. Support (2) = 5872. Resistance (1) = 5969. Resistance (2) = 6010.

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RBI Moves To Help Cool Interest Rates NEWS FLASH


BSE to transfer 56 securities to restricted segment  NTPC's power generation capacity rises to 41,684 MW  Gems, jewellery exports drop 10.25% in August  FIPB to take call on Tata-Singapore Airlines deal on Oct 18  IVRCL's water division bags Rs 1,423-cr orders  Afcons, Ircon JV bags Rs 453-crore contract in Bangladesh  TVS aims to cross 50,000 units per month in one year.

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he two measures on lowering of MSF rate and inducing short-term liquidity by the RBI on October 7, are expected to help cool interest rates at the short-end and help tune liquidity conditions to normality in the medium-term. With the rupee having been stable in recent times and a delay in tapering by the Fed appearing more likely in the face of the US shutdown, the RBI could be expected to track liquidity closely and narrow the repo-MSF differential consistent with its monetary policy signaling mechanism. The MSF (Marginal Standing Facility) window was first introduced in the April 2011 Annual Policy (effective from May 2011), whereby banks could borrow in excess of the regular repo auctions under LAF, but at a higher cost. As of May 2011, the MSF rate stood at 8.25%, 100 bps above the repo rate. The MSF borrowing limit for banks was set at 1% of NDTL, with additional facility of borrowing through MSF window against excess SLR securities. This limit was increased to 2.0% in April 2012 and further to 2.5% in July 2013. The MSF rate, on the other hand, had been set at a markup of 200 bps over the repo rate as of September 20, 2013. Three weeks after the September policy review, the RBI yesterday announced a cut

in the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate by 50 bps to 9.0% in a bid to further the move of calibrating measures to normalise liquidity conditions. So what does the RBI wish to achieve here? According to CARE Ratings the Average daily borrowings under the repo window have increased from Rs 38,523 crore in August to Rs 39,721 crore in September. Average daily MSF borrowings in August stood little above Rs 40,000 crore, which increased sharply to Rs 66,229 crore in September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A reduction in MSF rate in line with prevailing liquidity conditions brings down the effective cost of borrowing. Assuming average daily borrowings to be in the range of Rs 60,000 for the entire year, on an annual basis the cost savings would be around Rs 300 cr or Rs 150 crore for the balance six months of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Retention of MSF limit at 2.5% of NDTL indicates that liquidity conditions remain tight and availability of funds is crucial. As liquidity conditions revert to their normal, a lowering of the MSF limit is also possible as the RBI had increased this level to 2.5% from 2% in July. Therefore, this access could be limited at some point of time. The move may be interpreted as an attempt to bring back the repo rate to function as the key policy rate and hence we need to differen-

Banks will gain due to lower cost of borrowing through MSF window.  Repo rate may be interpreted to be the policy rate while MSF will be tuned to liquidity.  Short term yields to come down further, though bound by MSF rate.  The term repo yields will range between repo and MSF rate.

tiate between the monetary policy targeting rate which will be the repo rate and the liquidity management rate which will be the MSF until such time that the difference in these two rates comes back to 100 bps as was the case when the concept was introduced in 2011. The calibrated lowering of MSF rate to bring it back to a mark-up of 100 bps above the repo in due course would be contingent on stability in liquidity conditions and forex market dynamics. In addition to moderating the MSF rate, the RBI is simultaneously providing additional liquidity through term repos of 7-day and 14day tenor. This would be for a notified amount of 0.25% of net demand and time liabilities (NDTL) of the banking system; conducted through variable rate auctions on every Friday, beginning October 11, 2013.

Auto Numbers Fail To Impress By A Business Reporter

wheelers in September 2013 as against 1,673,006 in September roduction, domestic sales and 2012, registering a growth of 8.57 % exports data of the Automobile over the same month last year, reIndustry for the month of Septem- veals data released by the Society of ber 2013 and also cumulative data Indian Automobile Manufacturers for April-September 2013 continue (SIAM). The growth it says is on account of growth of two wheelers. to remain unimpressive. The overall domestic sales during The industry produced total 1,816,316 vehicles including pas- April-September 2013 grew marginsenger vehicles, commercial vehi- ally by 1.18 % over the same period cles, three wheelers and two last year. Again this is because of growth of two wheelers The sales of Passenger Vehicles declined by (-) 5.15 % during April-September 2013 over the same period last year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicles and Vans dropped by (-) 4.67 %, (-) 4.79 % and (-) 9.80 % respectively during By A Business Reporter April-September 2013 compared to arket regulator Sebi yesterday the same period last year. The overall Commercial Vehicles said it will accept e-KYC (Know Your Client) service of UIDAI segment registered a de-growth of (as a valid proof of identity and ad- ) 15.32 % in April-September 2013 dress for opening accounts with as compared to the same period last brokerage firms, mutual funds, year. Medium & Heavy Commercial portfolio managers and other capi- Vehicles (M&HCVs) registered negtal market entities. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aadhaarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, is a 12- ative growth at (-) 25.22 % and Light digit individual identification Commercial Vehicles also dropped number issued by UIDAI (Unique by (-) 9.61 %. Three Wheelers sales declined by Identification Authority of India). â&#x20AC;&#x153;In consultation with UIDAI and (-) 4.38 % in April-September 2013 the market participants, it has now over the same period last year. Pasbeen decided to accept e-KYC serv- senger Carriers and Goods Carriers ice launched by UIDAI also, as a declined by (-) 4.04 % and (-) 5.91 % valid process for KYC verification,â&#x20AC;? respectively in April-September Sebi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The information con- 2013 over April-September 2012. However, Two Wheelers registaining relevant client details and photograph made available from tered growth of 3.51 % during April2013 over UIDAI as a result of e-KYC process September shall be treated as sufficient proof of April-September 2012. Within the Identity and address of the client,â&#x20AC;? Two Wheelers segment, Scooters and Motorcycles grew at 16.59 % it added.


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and 0.88 % respectively, while Mopeds declined by (-) 10.78 % in April-September 2013 over AprilSeptember 2012. Exports during April-September 2013 grew by 4.54 %. Commercial vehicles and Two Wheelers declined by (-) 19.08 %, (-) 0.35 % respectively, while Passenger Vehicles and Three Wheelers registered growth at 13.77 % and 29.89 % respectively during April-September 2013 compared to the same period last year.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Insurance Biz In India May Touch Rs 4 Lakh Crore In FY14

Insurance watchdog IRDA yesterday said it estimates the insurance business in India to touch Rs 4 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Chairman T S Vijayan also said the regulator is mulling to bring out norms for sub-brokers of insurance products. He, however, did not put any timeframe for bringing out guidelines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;October seems to be business is good for all companies, both life and non-life. Whole year there should be a good growth compared to last year. Last year industry has collected Rs 3.75 lakh crore,â&#x20AC;? Vijayan said on the sidelines of a programme.

Sebi To Soon Notify Norms For Listing Of Start-Ups, SMEs

Market regulator Sebi will soon notify new norms for listing of start-ups and small and medium enterprises on stock exchanges without having to make initial public offer (IPO). The Sebi board had in June approved the amendments of rules to permit listing of start-ups and SMEs in Institutional Trading platform (ITP) without an IPO. Sources said the Securities and Exchange Board of India is expected to notify the new regulations within a week.

Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Q3 M&A Activity At $5.7 Bn

India Incâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s merger and acquisition activity during the July-September quarter amounted to USD 5.7 billion, taking the deal tally for the first nine months of this year to USD 17 billion, says a Mergermarket report. According to the global deal tracking firm, deal value declined 28.6% on a quarter-on-quarter basis and on a year-on-year basis it registered a 44% fall.

India To Be Top Infrastructure Goods Importer By 2020

India will topple the United States as the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest importer of infrastructure goods by 2020 and is expected to hold this position till 2030, a report by HSBC said. According to the report, the demand for materials needed for infrastructure projects like metals, minerals, buildings and transport equipment is expected to increase as the country invests in building its civil infrastructure. The US is currently the biggest importer of infrastructure-related goods, but by 2020 India will become the lead importer of such goods as it invests in building its domestic networks and is expected to remain at the top of the chart till 2030, the report said.

Three FDI Proposals Worth Rs 38 Crore Cleared

Three proposals entailing Rs 38.09 crore in foreign direct investment (FDI) have been cleared, the Finance Ministry said yesterday. Equitas Holdings has been given permission to increase FDI percentage in an investing company by way of share transfers. The proposal entails investment of Rs 36.09 crore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Central Government has approved three proposals of FDI amounting to Rs 38.09 crore approximately,â&#x20AC;? the ministry said in a statement.

Emerging Economies From Asia To Drive Global IT Investments

Emerging market economies like India, China and Malaysia are likely to drive global IT investments and are expected to account for 35% of the total global IT spend by 2020, says a report. Growing economic powers with sizable consumptions would lead the next wave of technology investments, the report by market research firm Zinnov said.








 After an attempted assassination on

Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads’ secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it’s Lee’s But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world’s most deadly criminals and save the day. HBO, 9 p.m.



 A special guest Mahesh Bhatt comes to help Mallika on the show. Mahesh Bhatt quiz’s each suitor. Will Mahesh Bhatt be able to help Mallika ? Life Ok, 9.30 p.m .


 We will see that after Madhu decides to act in RK’s film, she

goes on the set. It’s the first day of her shoot, and Pabbo asks her to make prasad for the pandits. Color s, 8.30 p.m.


 Saachi has not heard DV’s passionate declaration of his love. She calls both DV and Dilshaad for Prachi’s Bidai. Saachi holds herself strong when Prachi’s bidai takes place. Saachi is at her room crying. DV shows her Prachi’s video recording talking to Saachi. DV and Saachi discusses about love. Pain grips DV when Saachi tells him it was ridiculous of Rishi to say DV loves her. Saachi even says she can’t even think of such things. DV is very upset. His mother calls him and he tells her he coming back home. Mr Garg behaves strange. Saachi realizes Garg will not fight her case. Dilshaad feels sorry for DV. He is leaving the house. Dilshaad tells Saachi DV has left for Mumbai. Saachi reaches bus stop and gets upset on not finding DV. Sony T V, 9.30 p.m.


 Join Steve Backshall and Barney Harwood in NATURAL BORN HUNTERS, as they commentate on a bat, golden eagle and hammerhead shark as they go head to head in a race to eat. Observe these amazing animals as they each use their individual superpowers to catch their prey. Ani mal Plan et, 11 p.m .


 In this remarkable series. Host Ron Pitts will bring you clip after clip of the most shocking destructions caught on tape. From the well orchestrated implosion of the Las Vegas iconic Dunes Hotel to terror attacks on an Israeli market place, no topic is too trivial or taboo for our show. Be it act of god or caused by man, this is much more than just a clip show. Destroyed in Seconds is meant not just shock and entertain, but education and explore what leads up to mass destruction and how, when ap-


The Bachelorette India, Life Ok, 9.30 p.m.

plicable, families and communities bounce back from devastation. Don’t miss a moment. Discover y, 8.30 p.m.


 What happens when an offshore wind turbine needs to be

transported across thousands of miles or raging fires threaten to consume your town? This month, Discovery Science’s brings to its viewers a breath taking show HEAVY METAL TASK FORCE which drills deep underground, slashes through ice, and soars above the clouds while exploring some of the worlds toughest and biggest machines. D iscovery Science, 10 p.m .


 In the season three premiere, Beverly Hills is rocked by an

earthquake. Naomi has spent the summer dealing with the aftermath of her rape by Mr. Cannon Annie and Dixon are dealing with the absence of their father while Debbie tries to hold the family to gether. Big CBS Love, 8 p.m .


 Mangla asks Poonam to stay back, as now they understand

her and she is a perfect bahu. Would Poonam stay back with Akash? Or does Mangla have an ulterior motive behind it? Star Pl us, 10 p.m .


 Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-thanperfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. Pix , 9 p.m .  Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sa-

hara desert. He teams up with three bundling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / chase ensues as to who gets there first. Lots of choregraphed Kung-Fu and quirky Chan humour. Star M ovi es, 9 p.m.


 Kishen (Anil Kapoor) is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal

(Lara Dutta) a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja (Esha Deol) is the believing wife of Kishen’s friend Prem (Salman Khan). Sanjana (Celina Jaitley) falls in love with Prem’s photographer Sunny (Fardeen Khan). Kishen gets tired of his jealous wife and tries to have an affair with Bobby (Bipasha Basu), a call girl. Due to circumstances, Bobby is introduced as the wife of Kishen during Sanjana’s wedding, and as Sunny’s wife to Kaajal. It becomes a bundle of confusions when all three couples meet..Fil my, 9 p.m.


 Babloo (Vishnu Manchu) likes to have fun and is always getting

in trouble. So his father Narayana (Chandra Mohan) gets him a job with ShankerGoud (Srihari). ShankerGoud and Bhallu are rivals and Bhallu is determined to kill ShankerGoud’s sister Pooja (Genelia D’Souza). Babloo falls in love with Pooja but Shanker is planning an arranged marriage for her with Ajay (Akash). Babloo and Pooja elope to get married. Max, 9 p.m.

 Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but

he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide)



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his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services. Giving up to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him. Starring Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn. Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m.


 Jaidev and Kavita Bhasin live a middle-classed lifestyle in Southall, England, along with their son, Sunny. During the mid80s Jaidev was a star football player for the all-Asian Southall Football Club, and their team was very successful so much so that it generated hatred from opposing mainstream Caucasian teams, who attacked Jaidev and the team’s coach, Tony Singh. This spelled the end of the team, and the ground was then rented out for weddings and birthday parties. Jaidev wanted Sunny to follow in his footsteps, but Sunny believed himself to be British and joined the Aston Football Club. When the time came for selection, Sunny, often referred to as ‘Paki’, was sidelined. Embittered, he joined the Southall Club, and he, and the Captain Shaan Ali Khan, as well as Coach Tony Singh, steered the team to many victories including a place in the semi-finals. B4U, 9 p.m.



P.M. 2.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 2.30 Ek Muthi Aasman 3.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 6.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai

2.30 Aakhir Bhau Bhi…. 3.00 Kangan: Film. Sanjeev Kumar 6.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi… 6.30 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga 7.00 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.30 Best of Haunted NightsKaun 8.00 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga 8.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 9.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti… 9.30 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 10.00 Haunted Nights 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali.


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Car vs Wild Superhumans Wildest India No Kitchen Required How Do They Do It Destroved in Seconds Earth Flight Car vs Wild


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P.M. 2.00 The Vampire Diaries 3.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 4.00 Just for Laughs 6.00 The Vampire Diaries 7.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Partners 9.00 Lost 10.00 The Vampire Diaries 11.00 Rookie Blue

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90210 Game Rules of Engagement Dexter X Factor 90210 Jamie’s 30 Minutes Meal Rules of Engagement Jamie’s 30 Minutes Meal Game 90210 Dexter


P.M. 2.00 Crime Patrol 4.00 Film 8.00 Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Ke Khiladi 8.30 Amita Ka Amit 9.30 Jee Le Zara 10.00 Maharana Pratap 10.30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 11.00 Crime Patrol

Two And A Half Men, Star World, 8.30 p.m. Madhubala, Colors, 8.30 p.m.

10.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 10.30 Punarvivaah 11.00 Jodha Akbar


P.M. 2.30 Best of Savdhaaan India 4.00 Shapath… 5.00 Savdhaan India 6.00 Meri Khayalon Ki Mallika 7.30 Gustakh Dil 8.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 8.30 Ek Boond Ishq 9.00 Do Dil…Ek Jaan 9.30 The Bachelorette India: Meri Khayalon Ki Mallika 10.30 Savdhaan India


P.M. 2.00 Sasural Simar Ka 2.30 Balika Vadhu-Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte 3.00 Madhubala 3.30 Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki 4.00 Bani Ishq da Kalma 4.30 Comedy Night with Kapil 6.00 Balika Vadhu 6.30 Bani: Ishq Da Kamla Hai 7.00 Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki 7.30 Sasural Simar Ka 8.00 Balika Vadhu 8.30 Madhubala 9.00 Bigg Boss Saath 7 10.00 Uttaran 10.30 Bani – Ishq da Kalma 11.00 Balika Vadhu


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Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Chidiya Ghar Taatak Mehta… Baal Veer Gutur Goon 2 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Jeanie Aur Juhu Baal Veer Taarak Chidiya Ghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR


P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Tuze Maze Jamena 3.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Radha Hi Bawri 4.00 Ekapeksha Ek 5.00 Tu Thithe Mee 5.30 Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi 6.00 Tuze Maze Jamena 6.30 Home Minister 7.00 Tu Tithe Mee 7.30 Radha Hi Bawri 8.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 8.30 Mala Saasu Havi 9.00 Tuze Maze Jamena 9.30 Eka Peksha Ek: Apsara Aali 10.30 Radha Hi Bawri


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Gaj Raaj Animal Planet’s A to Z Oceans AP Safari River Monsters Natural Born Hunters Gaj Raaj Austin Steven’s


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P.M. 2.30 News in Marathi 3.00 Ruchira-Cookery Show 3.30 Daivacha Ha Khel Nirala 4.00 Mazi Maye 4.10 Bheti Lagi Jiva 4.35 Kashya Andharlya Wata 5.00 News in Marathi 5.30 Amachi Karbharni 6.00 Krishi Darshan 6.30 Amchi Malti Amchi Mansa 7.00 News in Marathi 7.15 Chitrahaar 7.37 Swami 8.00 News 8.15 Samachar

8.30 Pavitra Bandhan-Do Dilon Ka 9.00 Shrikant 9.30 Saraswatichandra 10.00 Poorva Suhani Aayi Re 10.30 Byomkesh Bakshi 11.00 TRID EV: Naseeruddin S, Sunny Deol, Madhuri D

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Samachar News Sports News War and Peace Samachar. News. Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan

9.00 The Gadget Show 10.00 Heavy Metal Task Force 11.00 The Gadget Show


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Top Secret Recipe Extreme Trains Space Dive Mega Truckers Pawn Stars Ancient Aliens History Untamed Bean Earl: Science Pawn Stars Mega Truckers How Sex Changed the World


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Breakout Mega Factories The Link Dangerous Encounters Monkey Thieves The Indestructibles Most Amazing Moments Street Food Around The World 9.00 IC 814 Air Hijack 10.00 Cold Blood


P.M. 2.00 CL T20 IPL Team Journey 2013 2.30 Jai Ho 3.00 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy 13/14 h/ls 3.30 Jai Ho 4.00 Champions League T20 1 h/ls 5.00 ICC Champions Trophy 13 h/ls Ind v WI 6.00 Champions League T20 13 h/ls 7.00 Jai Ho 7.30 CL T20 IPL Team Journey 2013 between India vs Australia 10.00 Jai Ho


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Business Wrap Samachar Focus News Night Samachar News Night. Charcha Mein Raat Saddhe Dus Khel Samachar

P.M. 2.00 Jai Ho 2.30 Champions League Twenty20 2013 h/ls 3.30 Jai Ho 4.30 Champions League Twenty20 13 h/ls 5.00 Liga Bbva 2013 h/ls 5.30 Jai Ho 6.00 Champions League T20 13 h/ls 7.00 Eng Tour of India 12 8.00 Liga Bbva 13 h/ls 8.30 PI Netbusters 9.00 Jai Ho 9.30 Superstar Football 10.00 Champions League Twenty 13 h/ls.



P.M 2.00 Once Upon A Time In China 4.20 Bolt 6.20 National Treasure: Book of Secrets 9.00 Armour of God II 11.15 Six Days, Seven Nights A.M. 9.00 Armour of God II 11.15 Bolt


12.25 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2.20 Around The World In 80 Days 4.45 The Double 6.40 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 9.00 Rush Hour 3 10.47 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life A.M 8.45 Friends with Money 10.24 Chasing Mavericks P.M. 1.00 3.15 5.30 6.00 8.20 10.30 A.M. 10.10 P.M. 12.45 2.58 4.45 7.00 9.00 11.29 A.M. 7.58 10.35 P.M. 12.25 3.15 6.40 9.00 11.35 A.M. 9.20


Goal II: Living The Dream United 93 Marvel Anime Iron Man Mr Brooks Babe: Pig In The City The Game Mr Brooks


Iron Man 2 The Fog The Taking of Pelham Aeon Flux War of the Worlds Undisputed III: Redemption

Tom and Jerry Tales Oggy Olly La Lu Li Adventure Time Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Oggy and the Cockroaches Batu Gaiden Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Johnny Test Adventure Time Gon Tom and Jerry Kid Show Roll No 21 Kid Krrish Tom and Jerry Shiver Me Whiskers


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Hogi Pyar Ki Jeet Barood Kisse Pyaar Karoon Ajnabee Bhoot Cash

The Game, Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m.



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P.M. 2.00 Ghamandee: Vijay, Bipasha Basu 5.30 Jeevan Daata: Chunkey Pandey 9.00 Khel: Sunil Shetty A.M. 9.30 Khel Khilari Ka: Dharmendra, Shabana A


Sikander Sadak Ka: Mithun C Pehchan: Raveena Tandon Pyar Ki Takkar: Sarath Kumar No Entry: Anil Kapoor Patth: Sharad Kapoor


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Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, B4U, 9 p.m.

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Word play

LAUGHTER and conversation filled Marcellus Baptista

the air at Crossword at Kemps Corner as celebrity columnist, luxury brand consultant and interior architect Nisha Jamvwal did a book reading for her dear friend Anjali Kirpalani who recently released her debut novel’s ‘Never Say Never.’ The talk was on life, love, finding your true calling and maneuvering your way through the complex city. Lapping up every word was author Rohit Trilokekar, Amith Dholakia and Swati Shah.



Super shirt shirt with no stitch – that’s A what it was as Arrow,

Sharp edge

and cinema came together as menswear brand Blackberrys presented their FASHION fall/winter collection at the Blackberrys Sharp Nights –

Progressive at Mehboob Studio. Walking the ramp to cheers and shouts from the ladies in the crowd were Abhay Deol, Siddharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapoor, all looking very dapper indeed, while mixing live beats for the packed house was B.L.O.T who jammed with Shruti Hassan. And the bar was abuzz with good cheer.

launched the biggest innovation of all times – Superluxe – The Stitchless Shirt, for the first time ever in the country. Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal was there to unveil this at Arrow’s flagship store on Linking Road. And you learnt of the superluxe technology adopting eco-friendly high-polymer thermofuse adhesive material on the seams.



Stone stars



Love story

and histrionics blended at the NCPA at the launch of the book ‘In the Shadow of Freedom – A Liberating Love Story’ by HISTORY Laxmi Dhaul. A short video clip on the book, explaining the time line in history from

1930, set the flow of the evening. Then Anil Dharker opened the discussion and Dileep Padgaonkar and Suhel Seth read passages from the book in a wonderful theatrical style that made the book come alive. Vijay Crishna among many more were there.


stone tiles with unique finishes caught your eye as Renu Chainani, founder, Eastern Treasure Lifestyle and Vineet Khosla, director, Tempesta Luxury hosted a cocktail evening to launch Tempesta Luxury in Mumbai. Tusshar Kapoor, Shamita Shetty, Rocky S, Dino Morea, Haseena Jethmalani, Mehr Rampal, Nandita Mahtani, Neelam and Samir Soni, Rita Mehta, Vidyut Jamwal, Surily Goel, Deane Pandey, Sheena Sippy and Pragya Yadav were all there.



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CROSSWORD NO 161 Nita Jaggi 49.———or Salt March (5) 52.Well source (8) 54.Graduate Record Examination (3) 55.A clown (5) 57.Chinese principle (3) 58.Kilometres per hour (3) 59.Apostle Peter’s name (5) 60.To growl (3) 61.Abnormal loss of strength (8) 62.Searches (5) 65.Chemical element (8) 68.Electrical unit (3) 70.Gall (4) 72.Threat (6) 73.Frosty weather (6) 75.Detonate (7) 76.Dam across the Nile (5) 79.Magic rod (4) 81.Car repairers (9) 82.Pair (4) 83.Daub (4) 86.Crime (7) 87.Corn god (5) 92.Till(4) 93.$ sign (6) 94.Note (7) 95.Reduced (7) 96.Anticipate (5) 97.Claim (4) 98.Fail to notice (6) 99.Identify (7) 100.Red pear (5) 101.Levels (5) 102.Reside (4) 103.Small cave (6)


1.Practical (7)

2.Kind of energy (7) 3.Giving off odour (7) 4.Tall, thin person (8) 5.Spring flower (8) 6. ‘Breath-control’ in yoga (8) 7.Salman’s father (5) 8.Hit (5) 9.Derive by logic (5) 10.Intense (5) 11.India’s capital city (5) 12.Utmost (7) 22.Reed instrument (4) 24.Faithful (5) 26.Not close (4) 27.Sparkle (5) 29.Originate (5) 31.Church area (4) 32.Battery end (5) 33.Healed (5)

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34.Decorative case (4) 35.Snare (4) 36.Design on body (6) 39.Fishes (6) 41.Horse sound (5) 42.Fluctuations (5) 46.Intensity (5) 47.Evil one (5) 48.Religious contribution(5) 50.Female deity (5) 51.Private (5) 53.Persist (6) 56.Green tea (5) 57.Chaplin’s role (5) 58.Nehru’s wife (6) 63.Function (5) 64.Chasm (5) 65.Ovule (4) 66.Overlap (5)


DOWN 1. V A M P 2. X A N T H U R A 3. N O V E M B E R ...............

67.Indo-Aryan language (4) 69.Ghostly verb (5) 71.Burden (4) 73.Loser (5) 74.Treaty (4) 77.Zero (4) 78.Free passenger (8) 79.Uxorial(8) 80.One before twenty (8)

81.Settle (7) 83.Night cover (7) 84.Disney city (7) 85.Gunman (7) 88.Rate (5) 89.Observes (5) 90.Cartoon pooch (5) 91.Fear (5) 92.Mountain tops (5)

Solution (GIGANTIKA No. 160)

ACROSS: 1. Jungle 6. Melt 10.Antsy 13.Ovule 14.Alarmed 15.Yarrow 16.Sell 17.Aurat 18.Insects 19.Opinion 20.Albion 21.Iron 23.Aditi 25.Ireland 28.Thea 30.Oven 32.Harmonium 35.Pure 37.Rivet 38.Namibia 40.Nestle 43.Nautch 44.Peer 45.Who 46.Spindle 49.Dwell 52.Latitude 54.Nag 55.Reach 57.Tie 58.Wok 59.Exult 60.Eta 61.Belgrade 62.Hotel 65.Pebbles 68.Eos 70.Year 72.Merger 73.Indoor 75.Eclogue 76.Topic 79.Rsvp 81.Tarpaulin 82.Aura 83.Deep 86.Treacle 87.Santa 92.Babe 93.Canard 94.Bellini 95.Marconi 96.Acerb 97.Judo 98.Mobile 99.Embargo 100.Swami 101.Enemy 102.Uses 103.Leeway. DOWN: 1.Jaywalk 2.Garnish 3.Erwinia 4.Rousseau 5.Purchase 6.Messidor 7.Talon 8. Cabin 9.Email 10.Adana 11.Torsi 12.Yttrium 22.Over 24.Dense 26.Kate 27.Smith 29.Embed 31.Nike 32.Henry 33.Usual 34.Harp 35.Pane 36.Rouble 39.Scathe 41.Swank 42.Lodge 46.Sarah 47.Inapt 48.Stags 50.Equal 51.Lotus 53.Dealer 56.Helen 57.Tasso 58.Wedges 63.Ouija 64.Byron 68.Prep 66.Belle 67.Elul 69.Odium 71.Apia 73.Input 74.Otis 77.Cuba 78.Kate Moss 79.Rye Bread 80.Victoria 81.Testate 83.Decimal 84.Ennoble 85.Fidgety 88.Niece 89.Abbey 90.Clubs 91.Diary 92.Bijou.

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Scorpio Lalita Panchami Anuradha Vrischik (Scorpio) N.Y. Wine Red 8

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Matters regarding job, travel, correspondence, or writing work will be under favorable aspects. The latter half of the year will be more favorable for finance or money matters. Concluding a major assignment this year will make you immensely satisfied and you will be suitably rewarded for successfully handling it. You may gain through buying/selling of land, a house, or a vehicle. Students will be very successful in their studies. The married will enjoy domestic felicity. BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, magnetic eyes and attractive hands. Will be poised, elegant. Enthusiastic, independent hard working and dynamic. Will be creative, artistic and resourceful. Fortunate could have a career in media communication, design or finance. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): This is the time to expand your horizons. Meet new people .and cultivate contacts. Work done earlier brings gains and possible renewal of a contract. Look at new areas where you can increase the scope of your work. There will be favorable opportunities to pursue your aspirations. Balance your work activities and social obligations. Others are likely to be feeling more attracted to you today.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Individual decisions regarding work could be biased. Seek the help or input of a senior person or a close associate. Joint ventures yield good results. An important career decision will have to be made. Conditions are favorable to send in fresh business proposals or quotations today. Your relationships in general are on the mend. But that does not mean that you can take it easy. Your constant charming behavior will help further bonding.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): If you count on others for help you could be let down. This will be quite upsetting for you. However, this will help you to realize that you should not depend on others. Rest assured that through hard work you would achieve success. Gains are indicated. Your ego may get in the way of resolving a personal issue. If you are not careful you could lose the respect of a person who loves you.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Your current success leads to new work offers some of which are good. Be firm in your negotiations for you can command your price. However you must remain flexible and it must be your endeavor to get this particular contract, for it has the potential for long term benefit and growth. Your mate or beloved will respond well to your positive and happy state of mind. In friendships too you will have a better rapport.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Plans for a journey are afoot. News from distant lands concerning work will also be favorable. You have a busy but rewarding day. You will be entertaining this evening, which will be quite a success. You will have to grab whatever quality time you find to be with your beloved whenever possible.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You will make major decisions about work and career, leading to remarkable gains. Overseas influences are strong. A journey will yield profits now and for the future. Some of you may set up a new venture in a foreign country. Watch a tendency to be short tempered with associates. Give up testing the loyalty of your friends and loved ones. Accept that you are loved for the way you are by one and all.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You are on the right track. There is some unusual news on the way and although it may come as a surprise, you will be pleased with results. Gains are likely from deals and assignments concluded earlier. You will also be required to finalize new projects and sign agreements. A holiday or travel with your beloved is also likely. Do not let past disappointment get in the way of good times.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Trips to expand business work in your favor. You will do wonders if you contact people and visit places you have not been to before. There will be a stimulating assignment coming your way. You have hectic day ahead. Keep in touch with associates on a regular basis. A new association has the making of an exciting and enduring relationship. Do not seek a commitment immediately. Let things happen.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Work hard to try and conclude an important project on schedule to get best results. Each day of delay will undermine your profits. Those employed in multinational organization will be deputed to participate in some seminar or meeting in another city or overseas. You have been too busy to meet up with friends. Be in touch for you could lose out on meeting someone interesting and exciting.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Heavy expenses are likely. You have to seek loan or withdraw from your savings. You will overcome your problems. An important task you were supposed to do this afternoon will slip your mind leading to some kind of an emergency towards the evening. You will be torn between work responsibility and your promise for an evening meeting with your beloved. Help from the unexpected is likely.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): An absorbing and financially beneficial day lies ahead. Travel is indicated for some of you and will turn out in your favor. An offer of work could come your way, which is totally different from what you do. A change is indicated but you will have to proceed cautiously. In pursuing your career goals you may have lost touch with love. A development today will make you realize how important it is for you.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You can expect delays and a few hurdles at work, which you need to address rather urgently. Do not take things easy or count on help promised for it may not be forthcoming. This is not the time to take it easy for you could suffer a setback. Your beloved will make efforts to charge up your love life with some excitement and adventure. But you may not be up to it as you may have too much on your mind.




ACROSS: 4 Follows, pursues or hunts (6) 7 The stop signal on the roads? (3,5) 8 Ancient Greek god (6) 10 Mournful poem (5) 13 Exhaled hard (4) 14 Small number (4) 15 Compact mass as of soap, perhaps? (4) 16 A pimple (3) 17 In _ __ : stagnant? (1,3) 19 Plot, blueprint or schedule (4) 21 Miss the alarm? (9) 23 Look like Tom? (4) 24 Style, fashion or fad (4) 26 Cylindrical glass container (3) 27 Pinnacle, the highest point (4) 29 Personnel aboard ship (4) 32 ___ handed : not given to excesses, in a way? (4) 33 Directed a light (5) 34 A military aircraft (6) 35 Brawny (8) 36 Stops (6)

DOWN: 1 Sorrow (5) 2 Au revoir (5) 3 A large town (4) 4 Follow, pursue or hunt (5) 5 Acknowledge (4) 6 Unit of temperature (6) 9 Looked surreptitiously, maybe through keyhole (6) 11 Locality, in short (3) 12 Serious, weighty or important (5) 13 They confront the bowlers (7) 15 Mongrel dog (3) 16 Slang to destroy (3) 18 Do road work all over again? (6) 20 Blood-sucker (5) 21 "Over" for the poet (3)


SUDOKU 1972 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


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Today’s clue: G equals U

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

22 Brine cured salmon? (3) 23 Conditional release (6) 25 High army rank, in short (3) 28 Sets hair by making them wavy? (5)

30 Tumbles (5) 31 Strange, unearthly (5) 32 Goes out like tide (4) 33 Of like kind (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Samosa, 5 Awl, 8 Ylem, 9 Away, 10 Canons, 11 Contender, 13 Disc, 15 Ray, 16 Today, 17 Panel, 20 Pet, 22 Far, 23 Bored, 24 Maori, 26 Gal, 27 Olio, 28 Detonator, 31 Gaming, 32 Cart, 33 Lien, 34 Hue, 35 Nicely. DOWN: 1 Secede, 2 Minister, 3 Sync, 4 Alsoran, 5 Amity, 6 Lawn, 7 Caterer, 12 Nay, 14 Cote, 18 Afro, 19 Nail-file, 20 Polecat, 21 Halogen, 24 Mat, 25 Googly, 26 Gable, 29 Oath, 30 Rani.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1791 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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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: 05 average; 06 good; 08 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: abet, abut, bane, banter, bare, barer, barn, barren, barter, bate, bath, bathe, bather, bean, bear, beat, beau, bent, berth, beta, bran, brat, breath, brunt, brut, brute, bunt, burn, burner, burnt, burr, butane, HEARTBURN, herb, rebut, tuba, tube, tuber, turban, unbar, urban, urbane.




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UMBAI: Aware of the stiff challenge awaiting them in the upcoming battle against World Cup champions India, Australia's Adam Voges said that the key is to make a good start in the sevenmatch rubber, which can provide a chance to the visitors to grab the number one ODI ranking. "Look, there's a big incentive for us in this tournament. Obviously, India are number one at the moment but if we can have a good win in this series, we've got an opportunity to overtake them, so there's no bigger incentive than that," said the 34-year-old Western Australia middle order batsman. "Obviously, we have to play extremely well for that, like last time I was here. If we can play some good cricket, start well, I think that will be important," remarked Voges after Australia concluded their third and last day's practice session at the Cricket Club of India. The first Twenty20 game between the two sides is scheduled on October 10 at Rajkot before the commencement of the seven-ODI series at Pune on October 13. Voges, who said he has fully recovered from his tired back and hamstring that forced him to return home midway through the Champions T20 League when playing for Perth Scorchers, did not agree that Australia's batting looked a bit fragile. "I think our one-day batting has been okay. We played pretty well against England in their conditions. Obviously the Champions Trophy (lifted by India) didn't go as we would have liked but I thought the way we bounced back against England in England was pretty good. We'll take a lot of confidence out of that as a batting group and we've got some continuity I guess with our batters. We know our role and like I said, a good start to our batting group will be crucial," he said. Voges said India's spin bowling was challenging as a whole in their home conditions, which, he felt, his team's players are pretty well used to these days. "We need to have our plans against Jadeja, Ashwin and all the Indian bowlers. It's going to be

Warner in trouble again

SYDNEY: Australian batsman David Warner was in more trouble after being disciplined by Cricket New South Wales for failing to show up for a grade game last weekend. The explosive opener, was supposed to turn out for club side Randwick Petersham on Saturday. But he failed to show, preferring a net session instead. Reports also suggested that he attended a horse racing meeting, although this was not confirmed. Cricket NSW handed him a suspended one-match ban in place for the rest of the one-day and Sheffield Shield season and ordered him to undertake two visits to other grade clubs to promote an anti-drink driving campaign.

tough work against spinners in their conditions. You don't become no.1 without being a very good all-round team. We'll be well prepared," Voges, who has played 25 ODIs and seven T20s, said. "As long as we have got some clear game plans about how we're going to tackle them, its about executing them. It's going to be a big challenge but I am certainly looking

forward to it. We understand the conditions. Probably the dew will play a part as well in day-night games. We've played a lot of cricket over here. Most of the guys now have played and adapted to the conditions. It's great to have played here at the CCI and adapt to the conditions. So we jump on the plane this afternoon and will be ready to go," he insisted. Asked about the controversial all rounder Shane Watson acting as a mentor to his teammates, Voges said the younger members would benefit listening to him and wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin due to their vast experience. "Shane is a senior player along with Brad Haddin and these guys bring a wealth of experience particularly here in India. Shane has played a lot of cricket here and any tips that he can give to any of our guys, I am sure we all will be listening," said


Australia tour of India

Oct 10: T20 India vs Aus at Rajkot Oct 13: 1st ODI India vs Aus at Pune Oct 16: 2nd ODI India vs Aus at Jaipur Oct 19: 3rd ODI India vs Aus at Chandigarh Oct 23: 4th ODI India vs Aus at Ranchi Oct 26: 5th ODI India vs Aus at Cuttak Oct 30: 6th ODI India vs Aus at Nagpur Nov 2: 7th ODI India vs Aus at Bangalore

Aaron Finch takes a breather during the Australian practice session at the Cricket Club of India on the eve of the Twenty20 international match to be held at Rajkot on Thursday. [L] Glenn Maxwell poses for pictures with school children after practice. Voges. He said the team was a closeknit group with a few members, including himself, having being a part of the 2009 team that won 4-2 in India. "I think we're a pretty closeknit team now. We've got some guys who played in the series in 2009, I think we've got four or five guys from that trip who had success back then. We know how to win here and that's something that would be important."

SECURITY STEPPED UP AHEAD OF INDIA-AUS T20 TIE IN RAJKOT RAJKOT: Adequate security measures have been put in place by Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and Rajkot rural police ahead of the first T20 match to be played between India and Australia at Khanderi stadium here on October 10. Over 1,000 policemen including 19 DYSPs and SRPs have been deployed at the stadium and the hotel where

the two teams would stay, Rajkot Rural Superintendent of Police Vishal Kumar Vaghela said. The security arrangement has been divided into 14 sectors and a DYSP cadre official would monitor the each sector, the SP said. The police have also issued guideline for viewers and banned electronic equipments like mobile phone, torch, laptop, posters, pamphlet, water bottle, pen and fire crackers inside the stadium, he added.

Senior BCCI office-bearers welcome Supreme Court order N

EW DELHI: The senior officebearers of the BCCI welcomed the Supreme Court's order which allows president N Srinivasan to discharge his functions. "We have always respected the observations and orders of the apex court. We had complete faith in the judiciary. The BCCI accepts the court order with utmost humility. We are happy that Mr Srinivasan will be able to perform his presidential duties," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI. "Mr Srinivasan had recused himself from the day to day activities of the BCCI and not for once did the Board break any rules," Patel added. BCCI joint secretary and Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur also welcomed the decision. "It's certainly a relief that Mr Srinivasan will be officially taking charge of the BCCI. He has been unanimously elected as the president of the BCCI and the members have a lot of faith in his abilities as

ting and spot-fixing in IPL. The Tamil Nadu strongman did not seem too concerned with a new committee being formed. "I have no comment on the new committee, Supreme Court has directly formed it. I have not a part of it. I have nothing to do with it," he said. The court has asked the probe panel to complete its inquiry within four months. The apex court also diI AM QUITE HAPPY AS BCCI rected BCCI and Srinivasan not to NEEDS SOMEBODY: SRINIVASAN N Srinivasan was "quite happy" interfere in the probe. The commitafter the Supreme Court allowed tee will investigate Gurunath him to take charge as BCCI Presi- Meiyappan and owners of Radent and said the Cricket Board jasthan Royals and file a report on erring IPL franchisees, it said. "needs somebody" to run it. an administrator," Thakur said. The SC ruled that Srinivasan can "I think the Supreme Court has Senior BCCI vice-president and veteran Cricket Association of Ben- said I can resume functioning and resume his duties, so long as he gal official Chitrak Mitra said that discharge my functions. So I am doesn't deal with any matters reSrinivasan taking charge meant that quite happy because BCCI needs lating to the IPL. Senior advocate there won't be any "constitutional somebody," Srinivasan told reporters and additional solicitor general N crisis in the board" which looked after the ruling. The apex court also Nageshwar Rao and Assam Cricket imminent during the last few days. set up a probe panel headed by for- Association (ACA) member Nilay "We are extremely happy that Mr mer Chief Justice of Punjab and Dutta are the other two members Srinivasan is officially back at the Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal of the newly-formed probe helm. There was a possibility of to inquire into the allegation of bet- committee. constitutional crisis arising out of a situation where he was not being able to take charge. The Honourable Supreme Court's orders will only help BCCI set the house in order. Srinivasan is an able administrator and the functioning of the Board has been smooth under his supervision," Mitra added.

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her husband's cricket foundation, according to MCA sources. Also on the voters' list are former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, who is the Industries Minister in the government headed by Chavan, representing Eleven Seventy Seven, and Shiv Sena chief Udhav Thackeray of Merry Cricket Club.

ister of Maharashtra would represent it at the election. The interest in the election had shot up when the Mazgaon Cricket Club sent a letter to the association, saying Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who belongs to Congress, would represent the club. Incidentally, both these clubs from Mazgaon are owned by the same person, according to MCA sources. Union Agriculture Minister Pawar's name has already been sent to the MCA for the elections as a representative of another club. Pawar, a former president of the



UMBAI: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde became the first political bigwig to file his nomination to contest for the presidentship of the Mumbai Cricket Association at its biennial election which is scheduled on October 18. "There are a lot of issues facing the MCA's clubs and members. They lack facilities and I want to improve them. That's one of the reasons I want to contest the elections," Munde told reporters after filing his nomination at the MCA office here. Asked whether he would be contesting against another big Maharashtra politician Sharad Pawar, who has also evinced interest to return to the helm of MCA, the BJP Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha said, "I am the first to file the nomination for president. I don't know about Mr Pawar." "Mr Munde filed his nomination today. He is contesting as an independent. So far there is no other nomination for the president's post," MCA Joint Secretary Dr P V Shetty told PTI. The last date for nomination is October 11. The papers would be scrutinised on October 12 and withdrawals, if any, would take place on October 15. According to rules, a candidate needs representation of an MCA-affiliated club to contest polls. A local club, Stylo Cricket Club from Mazgaon, had forwarded Munde's name to MCA last month saying the former Deputy Chief Min-

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BCCI and also the ICC, has been extended support by two groups contesting the polls. One group is headed by Vijay Patil and the other comprises sitting president Ravi Savant and a few other office bearers - including both joint secretaries Nitin Dalal and Dr P V Shetty. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar is also one of the voters in the elections along with his wife Manali. While the former chairman of national selection committee would be representing the club for which he had played all his career, Dadar Union, Manali is to represent

There are a lot of issues facing the MCA clubs and members. They lack facilities and I want to improve them. That's one of the reasons I want to contest the elections. — Gopinath Munde

Thackeray's son Aditya is another voter in the elections, representing Young Friends, along with Maharashtra Minister of State for Housing and Poverty Alleviation, Sachin Ahir (representing M B Union), and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale, giving the elections a distinct political tinge.

a must-win game


UBLI: It will be a litmus test for the out-of-favour batsmen -- Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir as India A need nothing less than a victory to level the three-match series when they take on West Indies A in their third and final unofficial 'Test', starting here today. Having won the first match comprehensively, West Indies A drew the second game to lead the series 1-0 and the hosts would quickly need to make amends to get back to winning ways in a must-win encounter. All eyes will be on Sehwag and Gambhir, both of whom require to shine with the bat in order to create a chance for themselves to make a comeback to the national side. The show put up by the duo in the previous unofficial 'Test' at Shimoga was disappointing with Gambhir scoring 11, Sehwag managing only seven. Sehwag has not scored a century in 30 Test innings, while Gambhir's dry run with the bat has seen him without a hundred in 40 innings since January 2010. Even pacer Zaheer Khan, who is also trying to get back into national reckoning, had a dismal outing in the last match with figures of two for 93. Zaheer has failed to take five wickets in a Test innings since October 2010.

Bombay Gym ‘Phantoms’ supreme

Rizvi Springfield crowned under 14 State champs UMBAI: Rizvi Springfield High a half century. Rabbani won the Best School emerged Maharashtra Bowler trophy for nine wickets from M State champions in the DSO Inter- three games while Mandlik was adDistrict U-14 cricket championship for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. The Mumbai school defeated Ramrao Adik Public School of Srirampur by 39 runs in the final held in Ahmednagar, Srirampur last week. Batting first, Rizvi managed to score 116 for six in 20 overs with the help of timely knocks from Harsh Tripathi (33) and Vaibhav Kadambkar (34). In reply, Ramrao Adik were skittled out for 77 in 18.2 overs. Off spinners Faizanul Rabbani, Shreyas Mandlik and seamers Akash Yadav stole the show for Rizvi with three wickets each. Sagar Chabbria was adjudged Man of the Series for his consistent perfomances with the bat which included

judged Best Batsman. Coach Raju Pathak said this victory will act as a confidence booster for the rest of the season. “Winning this tournament will help us in the coming games. We had new crop of players who gelled well and performed at the right time,” said Pathak. In the semifinals, Rizvi had got the better of St Sebastian Kolhapur by 52 runs.

Brief scores: Rizvi Springfield School 116 for 6 in 20 overs (Harsh Tripathi 33, Vaibhav Kadambakar 34; Pranav Patil 3/20) beat Ramrao Adik Public School 77 all out 18.2 overs (Faizanul Rabbani 3/10, Shreyas Mandlik 3/15 Akash Yadav 3/12) by 39 runs. Man of the tournament: Sagar Chabbria, Best Bowler: Faizanul Rabbani. Best Batsman: Shreyas Mandlik.

before Chadha avenged his loss with a comfortable win over D’Souza in the crucial fourth singles to force the decider. Chadha ignored the earlier reverse and was on fire with impressive potting that earned him a break of 31 early in the tie and a 27 that ended prematurely when he missed a fairly simple blue pot in the centre pocket. Parikh returned to face Daruwalla in the decider and hit significant breaks of 30 and 50 to take the contest away. Player of the tournament: Rovin D’Souza (Oceans Seven); Highest break: Mahesh Jagdale (90, ECC ‘Bappachibum’); Most promising player: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym ‘Phantoms’).


UMBAI: Bombay Gymkhana ‘Phantoms’ rallied from 0-2 to upset former champions P.J. Hindu Gymkhana ‘Oceans Seven’ in a 3-2 thriller to emerge champions in the BSAM World Zoroastrian Organisation Trust Mumbai Snooker League 2013, at the Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana. Winners in 2011, ‘Oceans Seven’ looked set to regain the title when Chirag Mehta and Ronnie Daruwalla won the opening doubles and former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza beat current state junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha in the second singles that included an impressive yellow pot and a fluke brown. Playing the third singles, Siddharth Parikh reduced the margin

Diana Edulji receiving life-time achievement award at the hands of Rusi Cooper, 91 year old, former Mumbai Ranji player at the ninth annual function of An evening with Mumbai Cricket organised by S P Group Academy.



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Milos Raonic are all breathing down his neck and could edge him in the race. Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Spain's David Ferrer have already sealed spots. His job has also been made more difficult as he is drawn to meet Djokovic in the Shanghai quarter-finals with only 105 points separating him and ninth-placed Frenchman Gasquet. "He (Federer) is not going to have a problem. Even if he doesn't have lots of points of advantage, I feel he always played well in this last part of the season," Nadal said. "He likes to play in these tournaments. He always had the positive results. I really feel that he will do it. He's a great player and I am sure he will be there and fighting for the title." Nadal, who boosted his grand slam singles tally to 13 this year by winning the French and U.S. Opens, reclaimed the top ranking for the first time since July 2011. Rafa Nadal The 27-year-old Spaniard was sidelined for seven months with a orld number one Rafa Race for next month's tournament ters - to make up the points in the left-knee injury before his return in February and he has never looked Nadal is confident that involving the top eight players of ATP Race. He has been left in such a pre- back since. "I thought that I would arch-rival Roger Federer the world. "He's going to go, he's going to carious position following a year in never have the chance to be back will be able to accumulate the points needed over the next few qualify. I am sure of that," Nadal, which he perished in the Aus- there," Nadal added. "Being No. 1 again is special. I weeks to seal his spot for the sea- who replaced Novak Djokovic as tralian Open semi-finals to Andy son-ending ATP finale in London. the men's top-ranked player this Murray, fell at the last-eight stage was confident that when I was Federer went through the 2013 week, told reporters in Shanghai. to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the French back I would have the chance to The Swiss has won the season Open, suffered a shock second- keep competing well, keep having season without reaching a major final for the first time since 2002, ender a record six times but if he is round defeat at Wimbledon to chances to play for important which has left him in danger of to have any chance of turning that journeyman Sergiy Stakhovsky be- tournaments, but I never thought missing the cut for the World Tour into a lucky seven, he only has fore losing to Tommy Robredo in about being back to No. 1. "I am today. But that means that I am Finals for the first time since 2001. three more tournaments - this the U.S. Open fourth round. Federer's compatriot Stanislas having probably one of the best The 17-times grand slam winner week's Shanghai Masters, the is currently seventh in the ATP Swiss Indoors and the Paris Mas- Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet and seasons of my career. It's great."


Oltmans would make a difference: Prabhjot

JAIPUR: High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has made India play attacking hockey and under the Dutchman, Indian team can achieve better results in 2016 Rio Olympics, feels ace hockey player Prabhjot Singh. "It was Spaniard Jose Brasa who made us play mix hockey and also worked on last minute lethargy of the team which often conceded goals and also taught us to fight back," said Prabhjot, who is here for a sixa-side hockey tournament organized by Youth Sports club. "Now we have Roelant Oltmans who is a high performance coach and has emphasized on attacking which has always been the strong point of Indian Hockey. We have also improved on the grey areas like penalty corners. We still have time for 2016 Olympics and under him we can hope for better performance. The recent results at Sultan of Johor Cup and Asia Cup show that Indian Hockey is on the rise," said Prabhjot, who has played 218 matches for country.


IN BRIEF BCCI formally invites CSA for discussions on SA tour

NEW DELHI: The decks for India's tour of South Africa may get cleared by the third week of this month as BCCI has invited Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Chris Nenzani for discussions on the proposed bilateral series. Interestingly, CSA's chief executive Haroon Lorgat has not invited for the discussions which could help both the Boards chalk out a decisive roadmap regarding the fate of series. "I have sent a formal invitation to the CSA president to come to India for a detailed discussion regarding the series. The dates of the proposed meeting is yet to be chalked out but the venue will either be Mumbai or Chennai. Once CSA informs us on the schedule of the president, we will announce the date of the meeting," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI. Asked whether Lorgat will also be present for the meeting, Patel gave a curt response, "No".

Sharan-Raja in quarters of Tashkent ATP Challenger

TASHKENT: Second seed Divij Sharan and Purav Raja of India moved into the quarterfinals of the USD 125,000 Tashkent Challenger after notching up a hard-fought win over the Italian pair of Andrea Arnaboldi and Thomas Fabbian in the doubles event, here. The duo of Sharan-Raja overcame a first set deficit to beat their opponents 5-7 63 10-3 in a contest that lasted one hour and 19 minutes at the Olympic tennis school complex. The fast rising Indian pair will meet Tunisia's Malek Jaziri and Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan in the quarters today.

India series would help Aussies ahead of Ashes: Brett Lee

Hamilton hails Vettel as ‘great champion’ S

EOUL: Lewis Hamilton hailed Formula One rival Sebastian Vettel as a great champion on Tuesday, only days after suggesting the German's dominance was sending fans to sleep. The Mercedes driver told his 1.7 million followers on Twitter that he felt a need to clarify his thoughts about Red Bull's runaway championship leader and winner of the last four races. "Seb is great champion!!," he declared on his feed (@LewisHamilton). "Not only that, he is a great human being who is funny and humble. Deserves all the success he is having. "I admire his dedication & ability to consistently perform without mistakes. This is the mark of a true champion," added the Briton, who won the 2008 title with McLaren before Vettel had won the first of his three to date. Vettel, who does not use Twitter, has a 77-point lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the championship with five races remaining and can clinch his fourth successive title in Japan this weekend. "Regardless of what you & I may think about his car, at the end of the day he's doing the perfect job," continued Hamilton, whose earlier comments triggered a rash of

newspaper headlines. "I'm just grateful I get to drive in an era with so many great drivers like him." The Briton had told reporters after finishing fifth in Sunday's Korean Grand Prix won by Vettel that the 26-year-old's dominance would have been a turnoff for some fans. "Personally, I feel for the fans because I remember the period of time when Michael Schumacher was winning," he had said. "I remember waking up in the morning to watch the start of the

race and then going to sleep, and then waking up when it ended because I already knew what would happen. I am pretty sure a lot of people were doing that today." Hamilton is no stranger to apologies and U-turns performed after Twitter gaffes. Last year, he apologised to thenMcLaren team mate Jenson Button after the Japanese Grand Prix for accusing him of disrespect by 'unfollowing' him only to find out that his compatriot never had followed him.

NEW DELHI: The timing of it may be far from perfect but former pacer Brett Lee said the upcoming India-Australia ODI series would do a world of good to the team in transition from Down Under as nothing beats the experience of playing in the heat and dust of India. "It is probably not the perfect timing but we always have to look at the positives and that's what I would prefer to do. This is a great opportunity for this young Australian team to play cricket in the heat and dust of India, which would set them up for the toughest of conditions," Lee told PTI on the sidelines of the launch of 'Pedigree Senior' -- a new range of dog food for senior dogs by Mars International India. "India is a place which helps you learn a lot of things, I learnt a lot playing here and hopefully this Australian team would also gain a lot from the experience. We have the Ashes coming up next month and this series will help the Australian team," he said referring to the grudge series against England starting November 21. Former Australian captain Ian Chappell had lambasted Cricket Australia for accepting the invitation for the series, which starts with a one off Twenty20 International on Thursday in Rajkot. Lee, retired internationally, said the series would help the Australian team, which has been further weakened by the injury-forced ruling out of skipper Michael Clarke.


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