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Hard to imagine life without cricket. Harder to imagine cricket without Sachin!!!

“I saw him (Sachin) playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said 'yes, there is a similarity' between the two... his compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel.” — Sir Donald Bradman

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MORE ARRESTS LIKELY IN NSEL SCAM Jai Bahukhandi

Anjani Sinha

Maneesh Pandey

Santosh Mansingh

By Neel Shah

dent of the exchange. It was the first arrest in the scam he Economic Offences that first came to light in July Wing (EOW) of Mumbai’s this year. Mukherjee was recrime branch made a second manded to police custody arrest on Thursday in the until October 18 by a local Rs.5,600 crore scam of the court yesterday. National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), with Jai Bahukhandi, Asst. Vice President (Warehousing) at NSEL, being taken into custody. “Bahukhandi, being the head of warehousing, played 1) Anjani Sinha, ex-MD a major role in the Know Your and CEO NSEL Customer (KYC) department His association with Finanthat is tasked with the verifi- cial Technology (FT) group cation of borrowing compaAnjani Sinha joined MCX nies and investors, etc, at on June 29, 2003. He was part NSEL,” said joint commis- of the initial team which was sioner of police (crime) Hi- responsible for setting up manshu Roy. and starting MCX. On Wednesday, the EOW He was designated as CEO had arrested Amit Mukherjee, of MCX for an initial period another assistant vice-presi- and thereafter was Business

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The key accused in the NSEL scam whose arrests seem imminent are:

Shashidharan Kotian

Development (Director) since 2005. Sinha was given responsibility to develop the FT Group’s spot exchange project in 2007. He conceptualized the business model of National Spot Exchange and implemented it from scratch. He was associated with NSEL since 2007 in a senior management position and was designated MD & CEO of NSEL in 2011.

Anjani Sinha’s role in NSEL scam Sinha has admitted in an affidavit that he along with his colleagues in NSEL were at the centre of all the problems that Continued on pg 9 «

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MUMBHAI Vikas Sabnis

‘Youngsters have forgotten how to really live’

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Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By A Staff Reporter

T Manmohan is a lucky chap! The economic crisis in the country havent affected his frequent foreign tours at all.

OPINIONS

Do you think the state plan to prescribe minimum built-up area for new colleges will improve quality of education? Arvind Walmiki Reporter Improving the faculty will improve the quality of education. Increasing the built up area will just involve more students being shoved into a class.

Vishal Manve Social Media Executive No, infrastructure is necessary, the area of the instittution has got nothing to do with quality. Shweta Govind Student Yes, it’s a good idea as students today complain about needing playgrounds and bigger classrooms.

Farhan Fayyez Sheikh Student Yes, I think it can actually help improve the quality of education. It will provide for better classrooms, and thus better learning spaces for the children to concentrate on their education, ultimately enhancing the complete quality of education. Rashmeet Kaur Teacher I don’t think this new proposed rule will affect the quality of education in any way as there is no idea of how this will affect until changes are actually made.

Readers wishing to participate in ‘Opinions’ may send us their name, day-time telephone number with a passport-size photograph to letters@afternoondc.in Your Subject line must be: opinion

he presence of celebrities at award functions for glamour quotient is not uncommon. But the presence of Padmashree Dr. Mohan Agashe at an award function titled ‘Dr. Guislain Award’ that honours the contributions of individuals in breaking the chains of stigma about mental illnesses on Thursday, had more significance than a celebrity presence. This well-known actor and theatre personality, whose stage performances have always enthralled audiences and whose presence in a movie can never be forgotten, is a qualified psychiatrist from B.J. Medical College, Pune and works as a Professor of Psychiatry at the B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital in Pune. He was a founding Director of Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health and later moved on to become Director of Film and Television Institute of India. The ADC spoke to him on World Mental Health Day to get his views on the importance of mental well being and the responses were pretty interesting, as he spoke with the precision of a doctor but the emotions that came across were of a passionate actor.

that drew me to psychiatry and it was this same source of curiosity that drew me to literature and films too. My passion for theatre has made me make several sacrifices in my personal life.

and not every actor feels this way. Only good actors do. Not the hams.

 What is your take on the state of mental health of the city? Mental health isn’t an individual phenomenon. It is a combination  Does your knowledge of psychia- of social well-being, economic try help in understanding the well-being, financial well-being characters you portray in your and many such factors put together. All of these are currently films and plays? Hardly. For enhancing one’s per- bad. Mental well-being is about deformance, playing the character veloping personal toughness and again and again, and constant ability to handle stress. If people practice is what helps. And as far as are deemed to be mentally unwell emotions are concerned, one has irrespective of the severity of the to take a non-refundable loan of anxiety, stress or depression, then each one of us is mad. emotion from life.

 A ‘non-refundable loan of emotion’ from life? For instance, if there is a scene where I have to get angry with you, how can I get angry with you when you haven’t done anything to make me angry? So I look back in life and think of instances where I was very angry and then transfer that emotion of anger to the character I am playing. While this helps me come up with the emotion that the scene demands, I end up depriving myself.

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about the youth? I can’t comment on them. If we have to be with times, then we have to watch them and learn.

little possible time has made them forget how to live life. They are full of ‘here and now’ unlike us who used to think ‘before and after’. This is worrying. This will lead to a new species of living beings that will look like human beings but are full of cognition. They will be devoid of emotions and sentiments.  Your

message for the youth? I have a message but for myself.  But the way they are leading And that is “Shut up and look at their lives these days is full of them”. stress, anxiety, addiction, substance abuse, what times are our  Do you think that the youth no youth being led to? longer listens to advice? They are going to see tough You don’t have to try to be smart times ahead. The attitude of want- just because you are old. You have ing to do as much as possible in as to understand.

Helping to make the difference

 Depriving

yourself of what? Of emotions. By doing this, I am  Tell us about the unique combi- abusing or overusing my emotions nation of being an actor and a doc- and this can lead to problems in real life. When in a real life situation tor. I was into acting since school where I need to get angry or sad, I times and had developed a liking might end up not feeling those for it. But in those days, good emotions because I have exhausted grades meant taking up medicine the balance, my quota of emotions. and becoming a doctor. There was no thinking. There was no option.  Can this be termed as a mental And by the time I finished my un- disorder? dergraduate studies, I had realised This can not be called a mental that I can never quit theatre. Also, I illness or a disorder. realised that I had an interest knowing about human beings.  Occupational hazard? Does Each of us is different, unique. This every actor end up feeling this made me curious about human be- way? ings. It was this source of curiosity Yes maybe occupational hazard

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atrika Prasad Devkota, chairperson of Koshish, a national non-governmental notfor-profit self-help organisation that helps in the sphere of mental health issues in Nepal was the winner of the Dr. Guislain Award held on Thursday. “I have struggled with mental illness at a young age and I know how it feels when you don’t get the right help at the right time. I am a representative of all the people suffering from any kind of mental illness. I have fought for their dignity and rights and will con-

tinue doing so. My efforts are now being recognised in Nepal and things are starting to change. But this is just the beginning”, said Devkota.

Is your college looting you? Mumbai colleges charge students fines ranging from Rs.100 to Rs.1,500 for lapses although the rules prohibit them from doing so By Yatin Ingle

not implement monetary punishments upon students. A student who did not wish to be everal Mumbai colleges have been coming down heavily on named said, “Our college charges students found violating the rules Rs.500 to Rs.2,000. Most students and regulations of their institu- who happen to forget their identity tions. However, this chastising cards or are late for lectures are takes a monetary angle as most of punished unnecessarily and have these colleges have been fining to pay a heavy fine. We have also their students anywhere between not been provided with a receipt for the fine. Those who cannot afRs.100 to Rs.1,500 for their errors. According to the Maharastra ford such heavy fines have no opUniversities Act 1994, colleges can- tion but to beg and borrow.”

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VASTU TIP OF THE DAY

According to information received by us, colleges have been fining students for low attendance, not bringing their identity cards, using their mobile phones and even for the release of hall tickets. Last year the Students Grievance Cell of MU had registered a case against a principal who had fined students who were irregular for lectures Rs.1,000. The concerned principal was later suspended by the varsity.

A typical college circular penalizing students. When the ADC spoke to Pradeep Sawant, Students Grievance Cell, he said, “A college cannot issue their students monetary punishments according to the rules. No college is allowed to carry out such activities and those found doing so will be punished. Students should complain to the Students Grievance Cell which will take immediate action against the college.”

Light a lamp daily evening near waterpot in the house. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119, www.drpremgupta.com)

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‘Save us by ordinance’

05 CITY `17L for clearing Shakti Mills debris, shrubbery!

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hree weeks after the Bombay High Court asked State Public Works Department (PWD) and the official liquidator to clear the shrubbery inside the Shakti Mills in Mahalaxmi in Central Mumbai where a photojournalist girl was gangraped in August, the court on Thursday directed the PWD, the official liquidator and the representatives of Shakti Mills to hold a joint meeting to discuss about the Rs.17 lakh price quoted by the PWD to clear debris and shrubbery from inside the mills compound. In its last hearing, Justice N.M. Jamdar of the Bombay High Court, who was hearing a ‘winding up’ petition of the defunct Shakti Mills, had observed, “On an immediate basis, shrubbery and trees below ten feet high and those growing from the side inside the Shakti Mills compound can be removed to enable access to the security guards patrolling the area. The shrubbery shall be cut starting from the periphery. In the first phase the shrubbery and other debris can be cleared, in the second phase the compound wall can be fixed and barbed wire fencing can be done along with construction of sliding gates and security cabins. In the third phase the structures inside the site which has become dilapidated and dangerous can be pulled down.”

Campa Cola residents’ core team addresses mediapersons at a press conference, held on Thursday.

History

The builders of the seven buildings, which were constructed between 1981 to1989, were permitted to raise only five floors. However, they flouted norms and built two towers of 17 and 20 floors each and three buildings of six floors each and two of seven floors. The Supreme Court, in its order in February 2012, had ordered demolition of 35 illegal floors, which would have rendered 140 families homeless. At the time of purchase, most residents were aware that some buildings did not have the required certificate from the civic body.

just disrupted, if we are forced to move out. Considering the steep real estate prices in Mumbai, several aged and retired senior citizens will be compelled to relocate to their villages or old age homes,” said a middle-aged woman. The residents believe that only the CM will be able to do justice, while legal experts think he can bring in an ordinance intervening in the matter. Recalling that the State Government has recently decided to go in for cluster development to regularize over a lakh of so-called unauthorized buildings in Thane district, they expressed the hope that the CM will definitely see a valid point in their pleas for justice. While talking to a Campa Cola delegation, Deora reportedly said: I am of the firm belief that this is a just and humanitarian cause and I am sure that the CM will hear you out.” Nana Chudasama supported the cause with his much visible banner at Marine Drive saying: “Dear CM, Campa Cola Complex Needs Human Relations; Demolition is Murder”.

While hearing the petition on Thursday, advocate Naushad Engineer, appointed as amicus curie to assist the court, informed the court that the PWD had sent a letter to the official liquidator on October 4, stating that the estimated price for the first phase was Rs.17 lakh. However, Senior counsel Praveen Samdani, appearing for the Shakti Mills Ltd, told the court that a joint meeting could be held where suggestions can be given for cost cutting. Based on this, Justice Jamdar said, “Hold a joint meeting and discuss the matter. But please see to it that the work is not delayed.” The court has now posted the matter for hearing on October 15. philip.varghese@afternoondc.in

CIDCO to reconstruct old buildings Sumesh Rajan

the decrees by Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand governments to save families who have been exploited by unscrupulous elements. “We have been living here for years and we have nowhere to go. Our lives will be destroyed, and not

Pics: Azad Shrivastav | ADC

he residents of the posh Campa Cola compound, after searching for all legal options and meeting a large number of political leaders, are now all set to meet the Chief Minister and request him to find out a solution to end the traumatic ordeal that they have been living through for the past nine months. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court granted a four-week stay as ‘breathing time’ to the residents of Campa Cola Co-operative Housing Society to vacate their flats. This verdict saved Campa Cola CHS from the civic body’s hammers for another 28 days. The apex court said the residents can stay put until November 11, after which they can sue the builders but can't stay on. Since last month, delegations of residents have been meeting various people, including crusader Anna Hazare, who reportedly promised to come back (contact) after taking advice from his advocate. Yogesh Malhotra, a resident of the society, said, “We have met Union Minister for Information Technology Milind Deora, Minister of state for Housing Sachin Ahir, Nana Chudasama, Lata Mangeshkar, M.P. Lodha, Aditya Thackeray, Priya Dutt, and G.R. Khairnar. They have all verbally promised to support our human cause.” The residents pointed out that the State Government had regularized structures at Bhiwandi in 2006, and besides this, several other illegal structures on government land had been regularized by the government in 1990 and 1995. They also cited an example of the Punjab Government which took the route of punishing financially rather than physically, and

Azad Shrivastav | ADC

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan seems to be the last hope for residents of Campa Cola compound

One of the buildings on the verge of collapse in Navi Mumbai.

By Khushboo Panjabi

“The matter will be discussed during the next board meeting”. The NCP-controlled Navi Mumhe City Industrial and DevelopMunicipal Corporation ment Corporation (CIDCO) of bai Maharashtra will undertake the re- (NMMC) and the Guardian Minister development of old and dilapidated have been batting for an additional floor space index (FSI) of 2.5 for the buildings in Navi Mumbai. CIDCO chairman Pramod Hin- redevelopment of old and dilapidurao said, “CIDCO has built about dated buildings in Navi Mumbai. 1, 23,000 houses. Many of them are While the proposal was cleared in 30-35years old and are dilapidated. May 2012, the file is still pending Following the decision taken by the with the Chief Minister. “The redevelopment of all the Chief Minister, the re-development of those buildings will be undertaken buildings will be done by the planby CIDCO. The decision has been ning agency itself, and private depassed in the meeting attended by velopers will not be permitted to the CM, Guardian Minister Ganesh redevelop these buildings unless the state asks us to do so,” comNaik and other high level officials.” The redevelopment of 3,900 mented Hindurao, thus dealing a houses built by CIDCO in Kalamboli blow to developers who are reportand the surrounding areas will also edly close to the Navi Mumbai NCP. When he was told that some resbe taken care of, but the decision about the FSI will be taken accord- idents have entered into an agreement with private builders, he said ing to CIDCO rules. However, Hindurao refused to that it would be the residents’ give any specific time frame for this lookout. redevelopment and merely said, khushboo.panjabi@afternoondc.in

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Families of BMC conservancy staff moving out of a dilapidated building at Ambedkar Nagar in Dadar (East) on Thursday, after the civic body sent them a notice to vacate the old building listed as C1, which needs to be demolished.


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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 now and forever. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. Thanks. Rekha C-19079

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE I Dr. Nirmala S Rao, was the sole owner of Flat. No 122, Bldg. 5, Sagar CHS, Nr. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai 16, and was residing there from March 1987 to Jan 2013.

In Oct 2012, I sold the flat to Dr. Aware & Mrs. Dipti Aware. The Share Certificate of the said flat is missing. All the other rights and documents have been transferred to Dr. & Mrs. Aware.

CLASSIFIEDS I have change my name from Khan Zahida Bi Abbas to Naik Zahida Bashir as per deed poll Affidavit AX 104629 dated 10 / 10 / 2013. C-19222 I have change my name from Garari Jumana Huzefa to Lokhandwala Jumana Asgarali as per deed Poll Affidavit AX 104631 dated 10 / 10 / 2013. C-19223 I have change my name from Mr. Nabil Abbas Rizvi to Mr. Nabeel Abbas Rizvi as per deed Poll Affidavit HW 607061 dated 10 / 10 / 2013. C-19232 I, Ms. Neeta Narayan Prabhu have changed my name to Mrs. Mitali Milind Desai as per Affidavit dtd 7 Sept. C-19224 I have changed my name from Shijith Premraj Kollapurath to Shijith Premarajan Kollapurath as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. (U-30726). C-19225 I, Seemma Eric, have changed my name to to Seemah Bengera as per Govt. Gazette No. U-35983 Dated: Sept 19-2, 2013 for all purposes. C-19226 I have changed my name from Mohammed Yaseen Mohiddin to Yaseen Mohiuddin Khan as per Affidavit No 417133. C-19227 I have changed my name from Mohamed Abbas, to ‘Mohamed Abbas Shaikh’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/10/2013. C-19228 I have changed my name from Rahil Mohd Ayub Quereshi, to ‘Rahil Mohammed Ayub Qureshi ’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/10/2013. C-19229 I have changed my name from Miss. Saira Khalil, to ‘Mrs. Sairun Abdul Kadir Shah’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/10/2013. C-19230 I have changed my name from Mohd Ayyub Mehemood Quereshi, to ‘Mohammed Ayub Mehmood Qureshi’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/10/2013. C-19231 I have changed my name from Shamira Shaikh Sultan to Sameera Shaikh Sultan as per Affidavit dated 01st October, 2013. C-19233 I have changed my name from Siddhant Shashikant Pal to Siddharth Shashikant Pal as per Affidavit date 24th Sept 2013. C-19234

CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Mr. Budhipriy Sukhdeo Chavan to Mr. Buddhipriy Sukhdeo Chavan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19221

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I have changed my name from Jamir Ebrahim Shaikh to Zameer Ebrahim Shaikh as per Gazette No. (U-37490). C-19235 I have changed my name from Reshma Harris to Reshma Saifi, as per the Affidavit. C-19236

I have changed my name from Maaz Tafazzul Nawaz to Maaz Tafazzul Nawaz Jummal as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd. 10/10/2013. C-19237 I have changed my name from Tafazzul Nawaz Mohammed Ali to Tafazzul Nawaz Mohammed Ali Jummal as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd. 10/10/2013. C-19238 I have changed my name from Abdul Jabbar Karim Shaikh to Abdul Jabbar Abdul Karim Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19239 I have changed my name from Saida Bano Abdul Jabbar Shaikh to Saeeda Bano Abdul Jabbar Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19240

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MUMBAI | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 I Yasmin Rajkotwala have changed my name to Yasmeen Rajkotwala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19250

I have changed my name from Geeta Kanji Patel to Saba Rahmatullah Khan as per Affidavit. C-19266

I have changed my name from Makhija Ishwarlal Aildas to Makhija Ishwar Aildas as per Affidavit. C-19281

I Sumitaben Nileshbhai Shingala have changed my name to Smita Nileshkumar Shingala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19251

I have changed my name from Rima Wadhwa to Reema Ravi Kathuria as per Affidavit. C-19267

I have changed my name from Patel Nemaram Ruparam to Choudhary Nemaram Ruparam as per Affidavit. C-19282

I Nagraj P. Raju have changed my name to Nagraj Raju Purvi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19252 I Rajesh Kumar Singh have changed my name to Rajesh Singh as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 09/10/13. C-19253 I Mohamed Abdul Kadir have changed my name to Mohamed Abdul Kadar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19254

I, Reema Ravi Kathuria have changed my daughter’s name from Pritika Wadhwa to Sana Wadhwa as per Affidavit. C-19268

I have changed my name from Dhanushree Manjunatha Bhanadary to Dhanushree Manjunath Bhandary as per Affidavit. C-19283

I have changed my name from Chris Dsouza to Chris Damian Brian Dsouza as per Affidavit. C-19269

I have changed my name from Pravin Kumar to Pravin Ganpatlal Vora as per Affidavit. C-19284

We Mr Brian Joe Dsouza and Mrs. Mavis Dsouza have changed our child’s name from Jolynn Kimberly Brian Dsouza to Jolynn Brian Dsouza as per Affidavit. C-19270

I have changed my name from Anita Saji Mathew to Aneeta Saji Mathew as per Affidavit. C-19285 I have changed my name from Vasantlal Dungarshi Chheda to Vasant Dungarshi Chheda as per Affidavit. C-19286

I have changed my name from Mohamod Kasim Khabulal Kasam to Mohammed Qasim Khabulal Gadhwal as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19241

I Martin Alias Sanjeev Luther Gaikwad have changed my name to Sanjay Luther Gaikwad as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19255

I have changed my name from Khatun Mohamod Kasim to Khatun Mohammed Qasim GadhwaL as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19242

I Uttamarav Narayanarav Kadam have changed my name to Uttam Narayanarav Kadam as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19256

I have changed my name from Kamuna Nemi Chandra Parui to Kamona Nemai Chandra Parui as per Affidavit. C-19272

I have changed my name from Mohmed Arif Solanki to Arif Yusuf Solanki as per Affidavit. C-19288

I Dharmishthaben have changed my name to Dharmishtha Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19257

I have changed my name from Vineet Sunil Bajaj to Shailesh Sunil Bajaj as per Affidavit. C-19273

I have changed my name from Mohammad Farooque Shaikh to Mohamed Farookh Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-19289

I have changed my name from Reena Rameshchand Thakur to Mrs. Zarina Hussain Zariwala as per Court Affidavit dated: 10/10/2013. C-19243 I have changed my name from Ingela Mohammed Hussain Zariwala to Ms.Naila Mohammed Hussain Zariwala as per Court Affidavit dated: 10/10/2013. C-19244 I Mr. Pratap Himatlal Kapasi / Mr. Prataprai Himatlal Kapasi / Mr. Pratapkumar Himatlal Kapasi have changed my name to Mr. Pratapkumar Himatlal Kapasi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 17/09/13. C-19245 I Sadhasiva Narashima Kamath have changed my name to Mr. Sadashiv Narshiv Kamath as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/10/13. C-19246 I Hemendra Suresh Thombre have changed my name to Nitesh Suresh Thombre as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 09/10/13. C-19247 I Mr. Mahadhavdas Narandas Thakkar have changed my name to Mr. Rajeshkumar Narandas Modi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 09/10/13. C-19248 I Nileshbhai Babubhai Shingala have changed my name to Nileshkumar Babubhai Shingala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19249

I Nileshbhai have changed my name to Nilesh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19258 We Nilesh Patel & Dharmishtha Patel have changed our minor daughter’s name from Manaswi to Manaswi Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19259 We Nilesh Patel & Dharmishtha Patel have changed our minor son’s name from Sneh Koshiya to Sneh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19260 I Nileshkumar Patel have changed my name to Nilesh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19261 I Patel Dharmisthaben Gopalbhai have changed my name to Dharmishtha Nilesh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19262 I Sashikant Parab have changed my name to Shashikant Parab as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19263 I Prathamesh Sashikant Parab have changed my name to Ganpat Shashikant Parab as per deed poll Affidavit. C-19264 I have changed my name from Aarti Rajput to Umme Habiba Shadab Khan as per Affidavit. C-19265

We Mr. Mr Paul Raphel and Mrs. Reena Paul have changed our child’s name from Rickson Paul to Rixon Paul Naraparbil as per Affidavit. C-19271

We Mr. Ammarlal Dilipkumar Makheja & Mrs. Kareena Ammarlal Makheja have changed our child’s name from Dhvani Amar Makhija to Dhvani Ammarlal Makheja as per Affidavit. C-19274 I have changed my name from Prafulchandra Durlabhdas Rokadiya to Praful Durlabhdas Rokadia as per Affidavit. C-19275 We Mr. Sanjay Bhaulal Jain Lodha & Mrs. Anita Sanjay Jain Lodha have changed our child’s name from Garima Sanjay Jain to Garima Sanjay Jain Lodha as per Affidavit. C-19276 I have changed my name from Aditya Sanjay Jain to Aditya Sanjay Jain Lodha as per Affidavit. C-19277 I have changed my name from Jesal Mohan Lodha to Jesal Mohan Jain Lodha as per Affidavit. C-19278 I have changed my name from Thakur Maneesh Sevaldas to Thakur Manish Sevaldas as per Affidavit. C-19279 I have changed my name from Wadhwa Sadhna Nandlal to Wadhwa Rekha Nandlal as per Affidavit. C-19280

I have changed my name from Bharat Bholeram Lohar to Bharat Bholiram Lohar as per Affidavit. C-19287

I have changed my name from Mohamed Farook Rafiq Shaikh to Mohamed Farookh Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-19290 I have changed my name from Nirupa Maganlal Vazir to Nalini Rajnikant Vaghani as per Affidavit. C-19291 I have changed my name from Rajeshkumar Vinodrai Vastani to Rajesh Vinodrai Vastani as per Affidavit. C-19292 I have changed my name from Bindu Natvarlal Malkani to Brinda Rajesh Vastani as per Affidavit. C-19293 I have changed my name from Tekchand Gharilal Sakla to Tekchand Ghachilalji Sakhala as per Affidavit. C-19294 I have changed my name from Vijendra Kumar Indramani Saroj to Vijendra Indramani Saroj as per Affidavit. C-19295 I have change my name from Papanchi Seema Shahir to Papanji Seemab Shahir As per Affidavit. C-19296 I have changed my name from Beby Daulat Ambekar to Pragati Pandurang Ghanekar as per Affidavit. C-19297

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Call center driver attacked mother as she did not support his feelings for a woman

2001 with the Borivali Government Railway Police. The By Zuber Ansari cops said that another man 29-year-old driver of a was in love with the girl and call center vehicle was had warned Sujeet to stay arrested by the Borivli away from her. Sujeet and Police after he fired at his the man had been at loggermother and assaulted her as heads about the issue since she did not support his feel- a few years. On Wednesday night, ings for a woman. Police officers said that the accused when Sujeet and his 53-yearfired one round in the air to old mother were alone at home, he asked his mother threaten his mother. According to the Borivli to approach the police and Police, the accused identi- file a complaint against the fied as Sujeet Patel lives at man who had asked him to Dharamji Thakur Park at stay away from the girl. His Eksar Road in Borivali (West) mother told him that she with his parents and his ex- could not register a comtended family. He was work- plaint unless there was a leing on a merchant navy ship gitimate reason and that he and after spending six should stay away from the months in Saudi Arabia, he girl. This angered Sujeet after returned to the city only on which he allegedly assaulted his mother. October 3. “Around 9:15 pm, Sujeet, The police said that Patel was in love with a girl who he who was under the influence had befriended several years of alcohol, hit his mother ago. However, the girl did with fists and blows. He then not respond to his feelings fished out a country reand had filed a molestation volved and fired a round on complaint against him in the floor to scare his

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mother”, said N. Khaire, Senior Inspector, Borivali Police Station. After residents of the society informed the police control about a round being fired, policemen rushed to the spot. However, Sujeet locked the door to his apartment and refused to open it. The fire brigade was summoned and Sujeet then opened the door when they began to break it open. “He had hidden the country revolver and its bullets in the couch, which we recovered. He was booked and arrested under sections of the Indian Penal Code for criminal intimidation and assault apart from relevant sections of the Indian Arms Act”, said Khaire. One country made revolver and seven live cartages were recovered from him but from where he bought them for is yet unknown, the officer informed.

Youth sending vulgar SMS to women held Harish Bhatt was traced through his CDR and arrested from Mangalore became alert. Such messages were sent to her between August 18 and rime Branch Unit VIII has September 28. arrested a 31-year-old for According to Andheri Crime allegedly sending vulgar Branch Unit VIII Police InSMSes to random housewives spector Raju Kasbe, “The acfrom high-profile families as cused hails from Udipi district also to some Bollywood ac- in Mangalore. Through his tresses. The accused was ar- mobile phone’s location, we rested from an Udipi locality come to know that he is workin Mangalore after the police ing in a private shop. We artraced his mobile number. rested him from there and With the help of Call Detail deported him to Mumbai. In Record (CDR), the cops came the interrogation, he conto know that he was harassing fessed to his crime”. women using two mobiles Senior PI from Unit VIII phones. Deepak Phatangre said that The incident came to light in his interrogation, Harish after an Andheri resident re- revealed that he was working ceived a vulgar MMS from with a call center in Mangathe accused Harish Bhatt’s lore, and that he had taken mobile numbers. The first all these numbers from time she received such a there. He sent such message message she thought it was around for three to four sent by mistake but when months, but when he got fed she received a similar mes- up of doing so, he began sage again after two days she working in the private shop

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from where he was caught. “From his CDR, we have identified around 20 actresses who have received messages from Harish. We are ready to take complaints from the actresses and if they do not want to visit the Crime Branch office, we are ready to visit their residences to record their statements”, Phatangre added. Harish is booked under sections of the IT as well as IPC, and was produced before the court on Thursday from where he was sent police custody. “We are doing further investigation through which we will know of other victims of his messages”, Kasbe said further. A laptop, two airtel SIM cards and a data card have been seized from the accused. He is reported to have done a diploma in computers.

His Excellency Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia (extreme left), Mr. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the U.K. (centre) and ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, sharing their thoughts on world peace from the dais, during the first ‘Sahara Balkan Peace Festival’, held in Skopje, Macedonia, which was aimed at bringing Balkan countries on one platform to pledge for World Peace.

Staff from the Controller of Rationing searches godown of oil mafia in Kalina; seizes more than 1.5 lakh litres of oil

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round 80 staff from the Controller of Rationing and Director of Civil Supplies on Thursday raided the godowns of oil mafia near the airport boundary in Kalina. The team started its operation in the wee hours of Thursday and continued till late into the night. This is not the first raid that has been conducted in these premises. Earlier also, the Vakola police, with the help of a similar department, conducted a raid and booked several people involved. However, the oil dealers whose godowns were raided by the Controller of Rationing have alleged that the department has targeted selected oil dealers but has not shown interest in catching the major illegal dealers. Talking to the ADC, P.T. Kadam, Rationing Officer who was present at the spot said, “We laid a trap at around 12 am on Wednesday night on the basis of a tip-off on, and caught the tempo carrying illegal oil near More Compound on Air India Road at around 6 am. This tempo was on its way to the other godown which we raided and seized the oil.” “A team of 80 staff was working on the operation including five Regional Deputy Controllers, a senior DCR En-

Officers check several drums filled with illegally stored oil in godowns of the oil mafia, on Thursday, before seizing them. forcement Officer and 75 other Rationing Officer and Inspectors. The oil samples seized as part of the raid and will be sent to the forensic lab for testing,” Kadam added. Sources from the team who were present on the spot said that till 8 pm on Thursday 33 godowns from the area were inspected and more than 1.5 lakh litres of oil have been seized. These all are oil mafia that have been conducting their business without a trad-

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apil Deb Roy, 19, from Bangladesh was found hanging in the toilet of Tata Memorial Hospital, at Parel, on Wednesday night, a day before he was to be discharged. “Kapil, who had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, was admitted on September 7 and was discharged on September 14. Then on October 1, he was admitted for Febrile Neutrophenia (fever) and was going to be discharged on October 10. He had gone to toilet at 10 pm on October 9 in his room. When he did not come out for more than fifteen minutes, his attendant informed the sister in-charge. After knocking at the door for some time she informed the security officer, who then called the police who broke opened the door and found Kapil hanging by a towel. He was brought out to the bed and was clinically declared dead at 9.30 pm. The police did a panchnama and took the body for postmortem,” hospital sources said. A sub-inspector from Bhoiwada police station said that Roy was depressed since the time he arrived in the city for treatment. He stated that Kapil’s humble economic background was making it difficult for him to make financial arrangements and this might have depressed him and made him take such an extreme step.

ing license and proper billing. They purchase their oil directly from ships at a cheaper rate and then selling it at a higher rate in the market. One of the oil dealers said that Iqra Traders and Naaz Traders which belong to Nazeer and Akram – two major names in the illegal oil trading business – have not been raided, while Shakeer – who is considered a kingpin in oil dealing – is still conducting his business.

BRIHANMUMBAI MAHANAGARPALIKA PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Requirement of Sonologists Sonologist are needed on pannel of each Municipal Maternity Home for routine USGs twice a week @ Rs.100/per USG. USG Machine is available at Maternity Home, Timings are adjustable. Sonologists may contact & apply at Municipal Materinty Home or at office of S.O. (FW), 3rd Flr., F/S Municipal Ward Office Bldg., during working hours till 31st oct. 2013. PRO-884-ADVT

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DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 22/10/2013 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-Navali, Tal. Palghar, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 78 B(part) H 1188.80 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 10/10/2013.

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S.P. BHAGAT CO-OP. HSG. SOCIETY LTD. Kopar Cross Road, Near Santoshimata Temple, Dombivali (W), Thane.

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 22/10/2013 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: Village--Navin Dombivali, Tal. Kalyan, Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 36 1(part) 1086.95 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 10/10/2013.

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DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 22/10/2013 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-Majiwade, Tal. & Dist. Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 371 1(part) 3700.00 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 10/10/2013.

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

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Overhauling/Replacement/ 35,380/3600/24 month 14-10-2013 25-10-2013 Retrofitting of 6.6.kv./415 V +5% VAT at 11.00 a.m. upto 4.00 p.m. switchgear units at Bandra Zone Rs. 180/- = — Supply, retrofitting, testing & Rs. 3780/commissioning of 6.6kv HT VCB at IPS of Bandra Zone. The e-tender copy can be downloaded from MCGM’s portal (http://www.mcgm.gov.in) under “e-procurement” section. Sd/- (03-10-2013) Ch. Engg. (S.O.) PRO/890/ADV/2013

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Athavale gets a raw deal from Sena, pins hopes on BJP

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which he feels did not do justice to his demand for alepublican Party of locating one Rajya Sabha India (RPI-A) leader seat, a few Lok Sabha seats Ramdas Athavale is a and a sizeable number of Aspiqued man these days. The sembly seats. Hence it was little wonder latest hurt has been caused by the Congress-NCP led that he came knocking on Democratic Front govern- the doors of BJP president ment which scaled down his Rajnath Singh when the latZ-category security to Y-cat- ter was in town a couple of egory security. But more days ago. But he too beyond than that he is hurt at what putting up his case before he perceives to be a raw deal the party’s parliamentary especially by the Shiv Sena board did not offer Athavale RPI-A leader Ramdas Athavale

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Continued from pg 3 « NSEL is facing now. Sinha admits that he had relied upon Amit Mukherjee and Jai Bahukhandi in respect of most of the matters pertaining to introduction of buying members and custody of physical stock credentials without having done cross verification. He confessed to not taking appropriate decisions to stop the market when the things were going out of hand. He said that by 2011-12, the scenario was such that if he did not allow the roll over, buyers would have defaulted with huge amount. On the other hand, if he continued to allow buyers to roll over their positions, exposures kept increasing every year by 20-25 per cent due to impact of roll over cost and exchange fee. He and his team were working on a parallel loan arrangement for buyers, but that didn’t materialize. He allowed exposures to increase despite knowing that sufficient stock to back the same wasn’t available. He failed to outsource the warehousing and quality check to an external agency. He failed to put in place the proper risk management system. Sinha confessed that he did not inform the Board about increasing exposure

much succor either. However, state BJP leaders sympathise with the situation Athavale finds himself in today. For the RPI-A leader after having allied with the Congress-NCP alliance for years now, another failed gamble would mean a loss of face and certain political oblivion. A senior state BJP leader admitted that the RPI leader has taken a big political gamble by joining hands

MORE ARRESTS LIKELY IN NSEL SCAM and risks of widespread default, amounting to breach of trust of other Board members. He also confessed to submitting wrong stock statement to the Board on 30th July, 2013 and subsequently to FMC, based on the reports given by the Warehousing Department.

Anjani Sinha’s role in Ahmedabad Stock Exchange controversy  Prior to MCX, Anjani Sinha was the executive director of Ahmedabad Stock Exchange.  Sinha was at the centre of a controversy in this exchange when SEBI removed Sinha and other members of the governing Board, allegedly because of their failure to ensure proper governance and implementation of the provisions of the SCRA and SEBI directives.  On March 25, 2003, the Governing Board of Ahmedabad Stock Exchange, led by Anjani Sinha, was superseded by SEBI for its failure to curb illegal vyaj-badla and carryforward transactions by ASE member brokers, right inside the exchange premises. Sinha’s role in Magadh Stock Exchange issue SEBI superseded the Council of Management of the Patnabased Magadh Stock Ex-

change on December 08, 1997 due to the mismanagement and various irregularities observed in the functioning of the Exchange during the inspection and the complaints received from the Public Representative Directors and SEBI Nominee Directors on the Council of the Exchange. Council of Management of Magadh Stock Exchange was then led by Anjani Sinha, who was the Chief General Manager at the Exchange. 6 other people in Anjani Sinha’s team were involved in the NSEL crisis. Other people in the senior management team of NSEL responsible for the payment crisis along with Anjani Sinha:  JAI BAHUKHANDI, AVP, Warehousing Bahukhandi was the head of warehousing at NSEL Before launch of every contract, Bahukhandi would visit the location, verify stock and depute warehouse supervisor and security guard and then give confirmation about launch of contract. Based on this comfort, trading commenced in every contract. However, subsequently, the team would not have any control on the stockHe did not have ade-

quate control over the physical stock and made false stock statements. Background: Before joining NSEL in October 2008, he was employed with National Bulk Handling Corporation, Mumbai, as Deputy General Manager for 2 years. His experiences include: JB Boda Surveyors Pvt Ltd (around 2 years); Teng Engineering Pvt Ltd (approx. 3 years); The Poddar Holdings Ltd (around 1.6 years) and Ludhiana Beverages Pvt Ltd (5 years).  MANEESH CHANDRA PANDEY, Manager, Business Development Most of the buyers under default are from Haryana and Punjab who were introduced by Pandey, who stays in Karnal, Haryana. Background: Before joining NSEL in April 2011, he was employed with Reuters India PvtLtd as Area Sales Manager, Punjab for 1.4 years. Prior assignments: National Bulk Handling Corporation Ltd (over 2 years) as Asst Manager, Business Development. During this period he was transferred to Karnal as Sr Regional Manager –Business Development.

TODAY Mahila Vikas Mandal: Book launch ‘India Aspires’ by Nitin Gadkari as told to Tuhin A. Sinha, in the presence of M.J. Akbar, Nanik Rupani, Madhur Bhandarkar to grace the occasion. Mahila Vikas Mandal, Nariman Point, 6 p.m. NCPA: ‘Lokpriya – Shukratara’, celebrating 80 years of Marathi Bhavgeet, Singers: Arun Date, Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Marathe, Dhanajay Mhaskar, Saee Tembhekar, Tata Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

Residents of the Raj Bhavan Complex, Walkeshwar, celebrated the Navratrotsav wearing yellow, colour-coordinated saris yesterday. Here they are gathered in front of the Ambe Mata Temple located in the complex.

ART & EXHIBITIONS Nehru Centre AC Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Bipin Soni, Nehru Centre, Worli, till Oct 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nehru Centre Circular Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Rajesh Potdar, Nehru Centre, Worli, till Oct 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery Art & Soul: Solo exhibition of paintings by Rithika Merchant’s ‘Mythography’, Madhuli, Shivsagar Estate, Worli, till Oct 24, 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

with the saffron BJP-Sena alliance. The leader added that the Sena instead of fielding Anil Desai for the recent Rajya Sabha elections could have accommodated Athavale. However, senior Sena leader Subhash Desai argued that merely demanding seats was not the issue. He added the winning factor – who or which candidate can win and who holds the seat between the Sena-BJP. Moreover, the respective He started his career with Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd as Senior Marketing Officer in April 2000 (over 7 years)

 H.B. MOHANTY, AVP, Delivery Mohanty was head of delivery at NSEL. Prior to joining NSEL, he worked in several stock exchanges including in Interconnected Stock Exchange and Bhubaneshwar SE.

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cadres should be willing to let go their claim over the seat. Desai termed it as the inevitable fallout of coalition politics. For the BJP it too finds difficult to accommodate Athavale for the Rajya Sabha seat held by Prakash Javadekar. While the Sena has to decide on where it should accommodate him, a section of the Sena leadership is already opposed to the idea of sharing winnable seats with the RPI-A.  SANTOSH MANSINGH, AVP, Settlement and Clearance Mansingh was the heading the clearing and settlement department at NSEL. Prior to joining NSEL, Mansingh worked at Stockholding Corporation since 1994

 SHASHIDHARAN KOTIAN, CFO Kotian is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI

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Madhushree launches her album with her live performance at Planet M, Powai

Madhushree is doing events and launching her new album with guest at different venues in different cities. Madhushree launched her album Pal Ek Ehsaas with live performance at Planet M, Powai. Christie of Planet M officially launched the album with the cast and Tanisha Singh from South industry. Entire store was full to listen the voice of Madhushree.She performed for 30 minutes. Robby Badal and Madhushree has given the music of the album.The album is released in market through Planet M and Worldwide Records.


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ihar chief minister Nitish Kumar loses no opportunity to talk about the “huge” development he has brought about in the state. He narrates how he has undertaken several poverty alleviation schemes, strategies to end unemployment and provide education to all. He also talks about how he has been able to maintain law and order. The chief minister has still to explain why in spite of Bihar being well-developed lakhs of people migrate to other states. In Mumbai, for instance, there are a large number of people from Bihar. In Jammu and Kashmir, in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh also there are many Bihari migrants. As for law and order situation, the crime rate in Bihar is quite high. Shocking rape cases are reported from there. Unemployment of a large section of youth has led to violence. Now that he has ended the alliance with the BJP, it is to be seen how he is going to fare politically. While in the NDA, he got a good chance to play a big role. He is hurting himself entertaining all the while hostile thoughts against one leader in the BJP – Narendra Modi. And he is going with a begging bowl to the Centre asking for a special status. The Centre expects him to reciprocate and help it for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. All is not well with Bihar and for this to a great extent Nitish Kumar is responsible.

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HE rules of the elections have landed in the eye of a storm much before the process of electioneering for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections has begun. The storm is over the Supreme Court ruling, forcing the Election Commission to provide the option of ‘negative vote’ to the electorate. Now the EC is providing an extra button in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) which, after the names of all candidates, provides for a ‘None of the above’ (NOTA) option. Though this option was available to voters in earlier elections as well, the difference so far is that the NOTA votes were not counted as they were not a part of the ‘Ballot Machine’. Now that NOTA will be included on the EVM, the numbers of voters who use this option would be easily available and will be public, though, according to the SC ruling, this count would not affect the verdict of the election.

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sentative by choice and not by compulsion. The provision also opens a new chapter of maturity and thoughtfulness, where voters, not going by hollow election promises, threats and negligence, are expected to closely monitor the character, principles and standing of the candidates in particular and their parties in general. If voters are educated to undergo this exercise thoroughly, this system would help the nation to get its ‘able’ lawmakers. Considering that ours is a ‘representative’ parliamentary democracy, the selection of a representative is the moot and most sensitive step that determines the strength of a democracy. Therefore, in theory at least, one must welcome this development. Having said this, one must also consider the down-side of the forthcoming system.

NOTA count This development, the newest in the history of Indian elections, has stirred up a hornet’s nest in political circles, as the NOTA count will speak volumes about the quality, real popularity and acceptance of all those who are in the fray. This provision of course has an upside and a deep downside. Considering that this system, being a Supreme Court directive, is here to stay, is bound to have both a short-term and a long-term impact on the electoral system and also on the right to franchise. Therefore, it is necessary to weigh this provision, before it comes in to existence. Yes, the logic says that if a voter has a fundamental and constitutional right to choose his representative, it is natural that he should also have the right to negate all those who are in the fray. Therefore, the NOTA option would enable voters to exercise their right to franchise ‘fully’ in the real sense of the term. This provision would also make the political parties think seriously before putting up their candidates. In a way, it would help in bringing in purity and transparency in the Indian political system. In today’s context, voters are forced to choose within the given choice and many a time in the absence of the ‘true’ representative candidate, electorates vote for the ‘lesser evil’. This goes against the basic principle of ‘election’, that is meant to ‘elect’ your reprePower of Weapons Goddess Durga possessed the unique individual powers of ten deities, which were symbolised by her ten arms, each of which held different weapons gifted to her by the Gods, like Indra’s Vajra, Shiva’s Trishul, Vishnu’s Sudarshan chakra, Varun’s conch, Agni’s spear, Vasuki`s snake. From Yama, she received an iron rod, a sword and shield. Vishwakarma gave her an axe and armor. The God of Mountains, Himavat gifted her with jewels and a lion to ride on. Durga was also given many other precious and magical gifts, new clothing, and a garland of immortal lotuses. The beautiful Durga, bedecked in jewels and golden armor and equipped with the fearsome weaponry of Gods, was ready to engage in battle with the fierce and cruel Mahishasura. When Mahishasura heard of Durga`s beauty, he wished to marry her and sent across a proposal. The Goddess replied that she would marry him on the condition that he defeats her in a battle first.

The Battlefield As Mahishasura’s armies were struck down effortlessly by Durga, it became obvious to him that heaven could not shield him from the Goddess’ wrath. No demon could fight her and win. Her breath would replenish her armies bringing back to life all of her soldiers who fell. The demons were in chaos and were easily de-

PERSPECTIVE Bharatkumar Raut There seems to be a contradiction in the SC ruling itself. On one hand the ruling makes it compulsory to provide the choice of NOTA on the EVM itself. But on the other hand, it also directs the EC not to count these votes. This provision beats logic. If NOTA is on the EVM along with list of candidates, and when voters are directed to make a choice between any of the candidate and None Of The Above, it is obvious that the choice of NOTA should also be counted. And if that is allowed, the next moot question is, if the votes polled to NOTA are more than the highest vote seeker in the list, logically NOTA is ‘elected’. In turn, it actually means that no candidate wins and thus the elections are null and void. It also means that the EC needs to undertake yet another election for that particular constituency within a stipulated period as no

Navratri legend-II feated and captured. Mahishasura was enraged by the disastrous events on the battlefield. He took on the form of a demonic buffalo and charged at the divine soldiers of Durga, killing many and lashing out with his whip-like tail. Durga’s lion pounced on the demon-buffalo and engaged him in a battle. The Victory The demon reverted once more to the form of the wild buffalo. He hid himself in the mountains from where he hurled boulders at Durga with his horns. Durga drank the divine nectar, the gift of Kuber. She then pounced on

constituency can remain unrepresented for more than six months. In this next round of election, no candidate who had contested the earlier election should be allowed to enter the fray as he/she is already rejected by the voters. Such a situation would put not only political parties but also the state administration and the EC in a quandary as the process of elections would become never-ending. In turn, the Lok Sabha or State Assemblies could never be a ‘Full House’. This would surely weaken the democratic process.

Voting percentage Moreover, even if NOTA is not the highest vote-seeker, the problem remains. The records of Indian elections show that most of the time, the voting percentage does not go beyond 60 per cent. It means nearly 40 per cent of voters do not turn up to the polling booths for various reasons. Therefore, the representative is often ‘elected’ by only half of the voting population or little more. In case the votes are allowed to exercise NOTA, the percentage of votes would come down drastically. It would mean that the mandate of those who would be sitting in the houses of representatives would reduce further. This eventuality would also weaken the notion of representative parliamentary democracy. The question is where do we want to take the nation? On one side, NOTA is logical but on the other side, its implementation raises more questions than answers and opens the flood-gates for bringing in anarchy in our democratic system. The need of the hour is to educate voters on one hand and to make political parties more responsible on the other. If political parties field candidates who are worthy of the ticket and do not look at their so-called ‘elective merit’ only, voters would not be forced to press the NOTA button. For this, it is necessary to educate the voters. How many voters, even in urban constituencies, study election manifestoes of various political parties and the resume of candidates before heading for the ballot booth? The answer is depressing. If such voters exercise the right of NOTA, it would not serve any purpose but to expand the area of chaos in our democracy.  The writer is a Shiv Sena Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha

Lotus Legend When Lord Rama was fighting a battle with Ravana to rescue his wife Sita whom Ravana had abducted and held as hostage in Lanka, his kingdom. As the battle continued with neither parties failing, Lord Rama decided to seek the blessings of Shakti (Goddess Durga) in order to defeat the demon. The puja which was undertaken by Lord Rama required 108 blue lotuses for the worship of Goddess Durga but he could manage only 107. He decided not to discard the puja due to lack of a single lotus flower and instead thought of offering one of his eyes that was lotus-shaped and blue in color at the Goddess feet. As he was about to offer his eye, Goddess Durga appeared and satisfied with his devotion, granted her blessing. Lord Rama won the battle against Ravana.

Legend of Uma In East India, legend has it that Daksha, the Mahishasura, pushing him to the ground with king of the Himalayas had a beautiful daughher left leg. She grasped his head in one hand, ter called Uma, who since her childhood pierced him with her sharp trident held in an- wanted to marry Lord Shiva. King Daksha other, and with yet another of her ten hands planned a yagna, in which all were invited exshe wielded her bright sword, beheading him. cept for Shiva. Uma was greatly hurt by her faAt last he fell dead, and the scattered surviving ther`s rude behavior and she immolated remnants of his once invincible army fled in herself in yagna fire. However, she took reterror. Thus she came to be called as Mahisha- birth again as Parvati and married Shiva. It is suramardini. The nine nights became believed that since then Parvati or Uma comes renowned as Navratri, while the tenth day was on earth every year with Ganesh, Kartik, called Vijaya Dashami, the tenth day that Saraswati Laxmi and her friends called Jaya brought the triumph of good over the evil. and Bijaya, to visit her home during Navratri.

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Srinivasan on top despite all odds IN yet another fixed fixture, N. Srinivasan was elected as the BCCI President as expected. He enjoyed the support of the most of the members and that helped him to muster maximum votes and kept the carping critics quite. N Srinivasan has had the last laugh over his detractors as he was elected unopposed as the BCCI president for a third year at its Annual General Meeting in Chennai on Sunday. Srinivasan, whose two-year regular tenure comes to an end this month, was supported by all the six South Zone associations, thus taking out the possibility of a contest for

Bold President Pranabda THIS refers to the edit-page article ‘Don’t take Rashtrapati Bhavan for granted’ (ADC, Oct 9) by Arati Jerath. Sonia Gandhi has done the right thing in advising the government not to take the President for granted, as reported in the article. It needs to be realised that he is no more the trouble-shooter for the government but the custodian of our Constitution and so cannot be expected to sign blindly on the dotted line which is as it should be. It is

BACK IN THE SADDLE: N. Srinivasan had the last laugh as he was elected BCCI chief for the third year running. Yadav from being disqualified on Sept.30. As time was running out Sibal took the ‘Ordinance’ route and got the Cabinet to ‘approve’ and referred to the President for Proforma signatures. The whole Nation by now knows what transpired subsequently forcing the Cabinet to ‘rescind’ the Ordinance and the Amendment Bill as well. Sibal who was said to have been the lawyer to Lalu, who had sponsored him to the Rajya Sabha and hence he wanted to save him from disqualification but in vain. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

Seven ODIs are too much

NO HANKY-PANKY! President Pranab Mukherjee has shown by his recent words and deeds that he is not a mere ‘rubber stamp’ in the hands of the ruling government. as well that he is determined to be remembered “as a ‘copybook’ President who never put a foot wrong”. It is heartening to note that he is indeed showing the way for LETTER OF others who may succeed THE DAY him by his words and deeds like no one has done before. His holding back the controversial Ordinance did reveal the veteran’s clear-thinking mind which will not be hustled into acting in haste. And, he has also warned Pakistan to dismantle all their terror outfits, pointing out quite tellingly, that the ‘non-state actors, do not come from heaven. — Dr.V. Subramanyan, Thane

Sibal’s cunning gameplan KAPIL SIBAL, the M/o Law is said to have mooted the Amendment Bill to the SC Order disqualifying the MPs and the MLAs convicted for two years and after stiff opposition from Arun Jaitley who refused to budge an inch stating that this amendment was ‘unconstitutional’ and shall be stricken out by the SC as there can’t be ‘duality’ in the law—one for the ordinary citizen and another for MPs and MLAs. This onerous exercise was taken up by Sibal to prevent Lalu Prasad

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“IF diamonds were pebbles on the seashores, people won’t stoop to pick them up,” said A.G. Gardner in his famous essay on ‘Letter Writing’. Too much of anything is not good both for the game and its fans. They will be bored. Seven ODIs in a row will make the even fans to ask when this series is going to be over. Already in this space age, Test Cricket has lost its lustre. An ODI compared to T20 looks like treveling in a Trans-Siberian Express when the same destination is reached by aeroplane within half a day. People want everything to be short and brief. It is high time Test Cricket changed into ODI of two innings for each side and ODI is converted into two T20 innings per side. Then only the game can sustain interest for a long time. Ideally it should be five T20s and three ODIs at the maximum. Another decade from now even T20 will become banal necessitating T10. — Lakshman Sundar, Vashi

Unwarranted WEH menace LAST Saturday, I was traveling along the Western Express Highway (WEH), while we were nearing Goregaon, we found that traffic was at a standstill, and we thought it was a road accident or some trailer/ truck might have turned turtle. However, when we crawled to the Dindoshi flyover we observed that the traffic was diverted away from the flyover as it was undergoing repairs. So the cause of the traffic jam was understood. It is reported that this flyover is only 14 years old and the distress that had been observed raises doubt about its quality. Of course the other reason may be indisciplined users of the road, who rampantly flouted the load restrictions, for which the bridge had been designed. The MMRDA should be more vigilant to maintain the designed loading of the bridge, by

the top post. Srinivasan was the lone Presidential candidate put forward by the South Zone, from where he got the proposer and the seconder. While the Goa Cricket Association and the Andhra Cricket Association were initially reluctant to support Srinivasan but he and his aides used their persuasive skills to get them on board. It is all fair in the game of cricket and BCCI is best in playing the Board game according to their plan. Kudos to Srinivasan for heading a popular institution and monetarily the best in the world of cricket.

port and praise from the people and those who are unaware of the legal and administrative nitty-gritty. Charged by a chorus of denunciation against the bars for sociomoral dubiety, Patil failed to take sufficient care while introducing key changes in the Bombay Police Act to outlaw the bars. His home department forgot their other state department dealt with dance bars too. The revenue division collected entertainment duty from them. So what followed when the state’s battle against the bars went to the Supreme Court was an embarrassment. Despite three months of the SC judgement lifting the ban, the state has not cleared its stand on reopening of bars. Its fumbling is a cause for unease.

ular harassment. KEM Hospital episode saw a patient suffer in that manner. A stranger approached the lady patient, touched her inappropriately when the woman was asleep and kissed her hand and fled when she cried for help. Even women patients are not spared from sexual harassment and that shows the mean mind of people. It is time to have better security arrangement in hospitals as young babies are stolen from hospitals and so let us fight to save women from sexual exploitation within the hospitals by ward boys, doctors and also visitors coming to the hospital. — Jayanthy Subramaniam, Sion

Beware of tattoos

JUST outside Infant Jesus Church at Ganesh Nagar in Dombivili (West), is a tattoo shop run by a Catholic — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada parishioner. And what is disgusting THERE was an article in a leading is that every Sunday morning a lot stringently regulating the traffic to newspaper of Shahrukh Khan being of people enter this shop to decoavoid such serious road hiccups a controversial figure. One must re- rate their bodies of different shapes and thereby easing the lives of mo- member that when producer Ekta and patterns. According to the Holy torists. Kapoor cried foul over the debacle Bible, getting oneself tattooed is a — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai her movie ‘Once Upon A Time In ‘mortal’ sin and if anyone has got Mumbai Dobaara’, Shahrukh re- themselves tattooed, they must remained unperturbed and is shoot- pent for it and confess it. The body ing his venture ‘Happy New Year’. is the temple of the Holy Spirit and I WAS shocked to hear the news However, this is not the first time one must not misuse it for any about the Kolkata traffic police have that the actor has been censured by wrong purpose, be it sex outside passed an order banning cycles the industry people and outsiders. marriage, masturbation, homosexfrom major roads in the city. The de- Be it his hot and cold relationship uality, smoking, drinking alcohol or cision to ban cycles in the city road with Salman, Aamir, Ajay Devgn or getting oneself tattooed. will make life of the common man the surrogacy episode, SRK is per— Jubel D’Cruz, Dombivili difficult As per the report shows that haps the most controversial actor of people of Kolkata make nearly 2.5 Hindi cinema. Regrettably, the artimillion cycle trip a day, after Delhi. cle only highlights one side of SRK. Most of the people who ride cycles He is the only star who actually IN our country, most things are fool to work are daily wage earners, se- takes time out for his fans and and final. Here goes... curity guards etc. People who can spends time meeting them when-  Politics is a ‘fool’time job not afford even public transport. ever possible. He is also one of the  Communal merchants ‘fooly’ diKolkata is the only metropolitan city few stars who donate a lot to charity vide us. in India where trips by cycle is 11 and good causes. Can he be dubbed  Mallika Sherawat is ‘fooly’ ready per cent outnumbering trips by cars as controversial? Controversy is crefor ‘Bachelorette’ (8 per cent). Noise levels will reduce ated by people and spread by the  T20 Cricket is ‘fooly’ enjoyable if cycles are used, fuel will also be media. Keeping going, SRK.  Babas provide ‘fool’ some spirisaved. So in view of all these benetual experience — K.V. Raman, Malad fits, Kolkata traffic police should im Sensex goes up one day, ‘fools’ mediately withdraw the cycle ban down next day from the city roads.  Prices of property are at a ‘fool’ time high — Probir Kumar Bose, New Panvel WOMEN in Mumbai suffer most as they go out much more than  Traffic cops are ‘fool’ time busy women in other Metros. Even  Regional parties give ‘fool’ support to the govt. though 59 per cent of women feel FEW years ago the state home min- Mumbai is safe, the rest 41 per cent  Common man gets ‘fool’ meals due to inflation ister R.R. Patil announced the ban still suffer in loneliness after facing on dance bars and received full sup- molestation, rape or abuse and reg— Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

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Sachin, Dravid take the bow in style CONGRATULATIONS to Mumbai Indians for winning the Champions League T-20 (CLT20) overpowering Rajasthan Royals in a closely fought finals but the game would be remembered for the battle of the Royals as his Highness Sachin Tendulkar and his Highness Rahul Dravid played their last ever T-20 game at the competition level to hang up their boots on a high, no matter the end result and their contribution in their last game. The Royal contest was a fitting finale for Sachin as he was given a rousing welcome after his team won the trophy but it was also a fairytale end to Dravid’s career as an ordinary Rajasthan Royals without star line-up managed to score brownie points game after game to do so well in the IPL and CLT20 format even trouncing fancied Chennai Super Kings let by the formidable India Captain M.S. Dhoni. Indian cricket would be poorer

BRILLIANT DUO: The final CLT20 match was a grand tribute to both the stalwarts of Indian cricket — Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. with the exit of Sachin and Dravid from the scene though Tendulkar would still play probably a few more Tests before he calls it quits but BCCI should utilize their vast experience in some form or the other for for the betterment of Indian cricket in the

days to come. Wishing Tendulkar and Dravid good health and fortune in their second innings after active cricket. One hopes it would be even more interesting and fruitful for them and also Indian cricket. Good luck to them! — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon


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20th Century Age of Conflict A] First World War INTRODUCTION: The first half of the 20th century is described as the Age of Conflict. The Age of Conflict began with the First World War, followed by the rise of dictatorship and the Second World War. Millions of soldiers were killed/disabled in the First World War. After the First World War the political map of Europe underwent change, with the emergence of a number of new nation-states. Progress in science and technology, collapse of the dictatorial regimes, spread of democracy and experiments in internationalism were the positive outcome of this period. Causes/Reasons of the First World War 1. Imperialism of European nations 2. Aggressive Nationalism 3. Militarism 4. Diplomatic Groupism 5. Kaiser William II 6. Division of Europe 7. Political complications in the Balkan region 8. Immediate Reason Course of the War: 1) Austria declared war on Serbia on 28th July, 1914. 2) Germany objected to mobilisation of Russian army and declared war on Russia. 3) France declared war on Germany. 4) England was dragged into the war by the German invasion of Belgium and Holland. 5) Italy entered the war in 1915 on the side of Allied Powers. 6) America declared war on Germany on 6th April, 1917. 7) Russian withdrew from the war in October 1917 after the Bolshevik Revolution. 8) Germany surrendered on 11th November 1918 and the war came to an end. 9) Peace Conference took place at Paris in 1919-20. 10) Unjust Treaty of Versailles was imposed on Germany in 1920. Effects/Consequences: 1) Enormous destruction of human lives and property. 2) Adverse effect on the European economy and the collapse of the industries in Europe. 3) Shortage of essential commodities and price rise caused discontent among the people. 4) Emergence of America as a super power. 5) Dissolution of the empires of the defeated nations and creation of new nations-states. 6) Adverse social effects. 7) Establishment of the League of Nations. 8) Unjust peace treaties sowed the seeds of the Second World War.

Some important Questions Q 1 Explain the term aggressive nationalism. Ans 1) Excessive love for one’s own country and excessive hatred for the other countries is described as aggressive nationalism. 2) In the garb of Nationalism, countries like Germany and Russia became expansionist. 3) The European countries constantly tried to acquire new territories as the power and status of a nation was determined by its territorial extent. Q 2 Why did the European countries start to increase weapons and ammunitions? Ans 1) The belief that only militarily powerful nations have an important place in the world prevailed among the European nations. 2) Diplomatic groupism led to secret treaties and mutual suspicion. 3) In order to protect themselves from their adversaries, the European countries started increasing the European weapons and ammunitions. Q 3 Give the reasons: A) The European countries turned towards the continents of Asia and Africa. Ans 1) After the Industrial Revolution, there was tremendous increase in production. 2) There was need to find external markets as well as the guaranteed sources of cheap raw materials. 3) Therefore, the European countries turned towards the continents of Asia and Africa. B) America declared war against Germany on 6th April, 1917 Ans 1) Germany had restored to unrestricted submarine warfare against England. 2) A German submarine had sunk the ship ‘Lusitania’. Many Americans had lost their lives. 3) In spite of the American warnings, Germany continued unrestricted submarine warfare. 4) Therefore, America declared war against Germany on

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6th April, 1917 Q 4 Write the foreign policy of Bismarck Ans 1) The foreign policy of Bismarck, the chancellor of Germany, is declared as diplomatic groupism. 2) With a view to isolate France, Bismarck formed triple Alliance with Austria and Italy. 3) He supported Russia in war with Poland and ensured that England was not antagonized. Q5 Why did England, France and Russia give importance to the Balkan region? Ans. The Balkan region was strategically located in the Mediterranean Sea. Russia wanted to expand in the Balkan region under the pretext that the people in Russia and the Balkan region belonged to a slow race. England and France were afraid that the Russian control over the Mediterranean Sea would endanger their trade and colonies in Asia. Therefore, they wanted to prevent the Russian influence in the Balkan region. Q6 Why did Austria announce war against Serbia? Ans. Archduke Ferdinand, the Crown Prince of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian national at Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia on 28th June, 1914. Austria regarded this as an opportunity to crush Serbia. Austria served an ultimatum of difficult demands to Serbia. Serbia refused to comply with these demands. Assured of the support of Germany, Austria declared war against Serbia. Q7 Explain the reasons for the First World War. Ans. The reasons for the First World War were as follows: 1) Imperialism of European nations: After the industrial revolution, the European nations were in search of external markets. This led to intense rivalry to acquire colonies in Asia and Africa. 2) Aggressive nationalism: It emerged in Europe in 19th century. The belief that my nation is superior led to German, Russian and Austrian pursuit to expand their empires. 3) Militarism: The pursuit of expansion of empire led to expansion of army and navy and the acquisition of destructive weapons. The mutual distrust and suspicion led to the race for armaments among the European nations. 4) Diplomatic groupism: Bismarck practiced diplomatic groupism to isolate France. This led to the formation of the Triple Alliance by Germany, Russia and Italy in 1882. The counter-alliance of England, France and Russia emerged in 1907. (Refer to the textbook for more points and explanation.)

In its 45th year, Goddess Durga stands tall at Golden Krida Mandal Sarvajanik Navratrotsav Mandal, Prabhadevi.

Q8 Write the effects of First World War. Ans. Refer page No 19 for the effects of First World War. Q9 Write a short note on Kaisar Willian II. Ans. Refer page no 13 for the short note on Kaisar Willian II.

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« EXHIBITION JOURNEY WITH THE BULL FasCInated By Bull >> Each sculpture by Ratan has its very own meaning and inspiration

Three artists are coming together to begin their art journey with the aptly titled exhibition, Prarambh. Rhea Dhanbhoora tells you why you shouldn’t miss it

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ead over to catch an exhibition with three artists, three muses and a beautiful collection of canvases. Artists Karishma Wadhwa, Radhika Bawa and Shalu Agarwal are showcasing their work titled Prarambh — An Art Exhibition, all this month. Each artist has their own muse in the exhibition. Karishma has chosen oil paintings, spirituality and Buddha as the subject for her debut collection. Radhika’s series is based on horses, the horse being the perfect example of dichotomy in nature. Shalu’s collection is centered around lotuses, representing sensitivity and emotion that she identifies with. Artist, Radhika tells us, “What started as merely a hobby has now grown into a passion. Art is what brought the three of us together and Prarambh, hopefully is only the beginning of our journey as artists.” Head over to see which collection you identify with most. When Up to October 13 Where Ravindra Natya Mandir, Kala Kendra, Dadar

Ratan Krishna Saha, the well-known artist from Kolkata has been sculpting for over 20 years and has several solo as well as group shows in India and abroad to his credit. Ratan is eclectic in his sculptural approach as he imbibes inspiration from various modernist sculptural styles and incorporates them for his purpose. His latest collection of artwork, titled Journey with the Bull, is an exhibition themed on tales of the bull, where each one has its own story, its own identity and every bull indicates a different character such as the Divine Touch, Urban Net, Desperation, Enlightened, Devotee, Power, Monk and Recycled. There are 18 artworks and a 15 feet installation comprising of more than 150 Nandi Bulls. Ratan says, “I have always been fascinated by the bull and the power it represents, which influenced me at different points in my life. As a sculptor I like the ‘form’ of the bull as it is a symbol of life force.” When Up to October 14, from 11am to 7pm Where Jehangir Art Gallery, 161 Kala Ghoda Contact 22843989

« WORKSHOP: SCREENWRITING SKILLS AT MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL hone youR sCReenWRItIng skIlls Do you want to pick up some screenwriting skills but don’t have time to enroll in a full-time class? This workshop is a great place to get started. The 15th Mumbai Film Festival is finally here and in association with Equinox Europe, they’re conducting a two-day workshop this month in Andheri. The workshop will be conducted by the Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival along with eminent script advisor, Claire Dobbin and producer and screenwriter James Hart. While Claire has been a guest lecturer at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and senior script executive at the Australian Film Commission, Hart has written and produced Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Muppet Treasure Island, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Activities include listening to pitches, giving your own and getting feedback. There’s a lunch break in between and sessions will discuss themes, concept lines, structure and characters, along with a question hour to air doubts. On the second day, you can watch a screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with a deconstruction of the script. You can pitch ideas at the end again. Srinivasan Narayana, festival director, Mumbai Film Festival says, “There is a need to groom and hone skills, learnt as well as inherent, to ensure excellence. This is true for script writing and pitching as well. James V Hart and Claire Dobbin are masters in this field. At this workshop, they will share their knowledge and experiences with young script writers and participants. We are developing Mumbai Film Festival as a platform for knowledge sharing, networking and celebrating cinema as a whole.” When October 14 & 15 Where Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri (W) Register www.mumbaifilmfest.org/index.php?page=workshop

>> The first episode will showcase food preservation techniques from India as well as abroad

« WATCH: HORIZONS BBC’s Horizons Comes to IndIa BBC is now airing the third season of its show Horizons. The first episode, which will air this weekend, focuses on food wastage and the show comes to India to discover some of the revolutionary methods that India has introduced to curb food wastage. India, which is the second largest food producer in the world, has a shocking 30% food wastage rate! The show will feature scientist Dr. H M Chawla from IIT Delhi, who

has invented FRU WAS, a bio degradable emulsion that increases the shelf life of fruits by 3-4 times. The emulsion partially clogs the pores of the fruit, slowing the perspiration process which in return slows down the ripening process, giving it enough time to reach market shelves. Another part of the episode will see the show in Rome, at the United Nations Food and Agricultural Association headquarters as well as

the Netherlands, where the show will showcase a cold chain monitoring system where food is monitored using micro chips to understand and control the transport cycle. The show has an interesting premise and is certainly a must-watch. Make sure you keep your weekend free for this one. When October 12 & 13, Saturday: 7am & 2pm and Sunday: 8pm Where BBC World News


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Navratri Special

Shopping

revamp your home With Baaya deSigN

Looking to add some of the vibrant colour of Navratri to your home? Head over to Baaya Design, as they have introduced a range of special home dĂŠcor items especially for the festival. Items on offer include leather puppets, wall hangings, wind chimes, lamps and even lacquered wood dandiyas from Kutch. Each piece is a work of art that has been customised to meet the taste of modern customers, while maintaining a little ethnic, traditional touch. When Ongoing Where Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel contact 65210165/ 24979463

>> There’s more! For the rest of our Navratri offers, turn to pg 18

Food Some coffee & dhoklaS

Boulevard, the 24-hour coffee shop at the Orchid, is organising a special Navratri midnight buffet. The coffee shop will wear a festive look till the end of Navratri with stewards dressed in kurta pyjamas, while hostesses will wear ghagra cholis. Executive chef, Navid Sayyad has created a traditional menu which includes soup, salad, main course and dessert. Some of the traditional items on the buffet comprise of Subj Korma, Punjabi Wadi Methi, Methi Mattar Malai, Dal Panchratan and Palak Paneer. When Up to October 14, from 12am to 3am Where Boulevard, The Orchid, near domestic airport, Vile Parle (E) contact 26164040

Navratri meNu at iciNg oN top

Icing on Top, a baking venture by Ayushi Shah, has come out with a special range of eggless desserts just for Navratri. You can choose from interesting treats such as the Almond Florentine, roasted almonds bound together with honey and then baked on a lightly spiced shortbread base; Pistachio and Saffron Sables, saffron flavoured baked sables, with a dusting of pistachios and Banana and Cardamom Tartelettes, the popular banoffee tart, with a hint of cardamom to tingle your taste buds. When Up till October 13 Where Icing on Top, Besos, 5 Advani Chambers, Kemps Corner contact 9867013315


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Navratri Special Food miDNight buffet At glAsshouse

Celebrate Navratri with your family and friends at the Hyatt Regency, with their special buffet. What’s great is that you don’t have to cut your festivities short as it’s a midnight buffet. The buffet has a wide selection of Indian, Asian and Continental cuisine, with a salad bar where you can choose your ingredients and dressings. The menu includes Vegetable Hakka Noodles, Eggplant Moussaka, Subz Biryani, Sookey Bhuney Aloo and Baked Vegetable Lasagne, Kesari Phirnee, Moong Daal Halwa, Pizetta and Chocolate Mousse Cake. When Ongoing Where Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency, Ascot Centre, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (E) contact 66961624

A chAAt buffet for NAvrAtri

This Navratri, Sun N Sand welcomes you to join their special dinner buffet at AQUA – 24 hour coffee shop. Enjoy an interesting variety of chaats such as Banana Chaat, Fresh Corn Bhel and Kachhe Kele ki Chaat and relish from an assortment of mithai. Another attraction comprises of a special Indian and Continental food spread with no onion and garlic preparation. The menu will change daily, so go and savour these delicacies before you head out to hit the dance floor or post your celebrations. When Up to October 14, from 7.30pm to 12.30am Where 39, Juhu Tara Rd, Near Juhu Beach contact 26201811/ 66938888

Shopping

tbZ’s gift cArDs for the festive seAsoN

If you want to gift jewellery but don’t know what designs to pick, you can opt for popular jeweller TribhovandasBhimjiZaveri Limited’s (TBZ) gift card offers. The gift card scheme has been launched with the support of leading gift card provider ValuAccess. The gift cards range from `1,000 to `50,000 and make for great personal or corporate gifting options. You can pick up these cards from any of TBZ’s outlets in the city. When Ongoing Where TBZ outlets in the city contact www.tbztheoriginal.com

sNoW DANDiyA

DANDiyA iN A mAll!

Korum Mall is celebrating dandiya for the third consecutive year. Various forms of exciting garba performances are the feature of this year’s celebrations. Dandiya raas, Anjari raas (musical instrument), Rass tippni (stick dance), Beda rass (pot dance) and Thali rass (plate dance) will be some of the garba forms to be played during the remaining days of the festival. Also, two customers will be selected under best dance performance, best costume and best mover & shaker categories. These winners will then compete for the prize of a 10g gold coin on the ninth day. When Up to October 13 Where Mangal Pandey Road, Off Eastern Express Highway, Thane (W)

For the first time in India, Snow World at Phoenix Marketcity gives you the opportunity to play dandiya in the snow. Get ready to replace embroidered cholis, ghagras and bandhni dupattas with stylish parka jackets, hoods, gloves and shoes as you move to the beats of the dhol at Phoenix Marketcity. Snow World has facilities such as ice skating, a snow play area, an ice slide, sledging and a frozen waterfall. If you want your Navratri to be a little different this time, then opting to play snow dandiya is a great option. entry `800 per couple When Up to October 18, from 11am to 9pm Where Snow World at Phoenix Marketcity Kurla, Lower Parel

NAvrAtri At burgs

This year, don’t worry about not having anywhere to eat after your Navratri revelry as Burgs will stay open beyond midnight right till the last day of the festival. Also, if you walk in after 10pm, you can avail of a 20% discount on your total food bill. The widespread menu of burgers also has side dishes and creamy shakes. Prices start from `99 plus taxes. When Up to October 13 Where All Burgs outlets across the city contact 2824222

NAvrAtri At tAj mAhAl PAlAce

Celebrate Navratri this year with food that epitomises India’s ancient traditions. Masala Kraft at The Taj Mahal Palace is serving up a special Temple Cuisine menu created by Chef Hemant Oberoi that is inspired by holy dishes from nine of the most revered temples in India. Dishes on offer include Satpura Samosas, Aloo Vadiya, Langar Dal, Rajma Masala, Basin Roti, Kada Prasad and Mishti Doi. When Up to October 13 Where The Taj Mahal Palace, opposite Gateway of India, Apollo Bunder contact 66653366/ 3490

festive giftiNg by fooDhAll

Navratri marks the start of the festive season and it’s the time for gifting. If you’d like to spread the love and cheer, then Foodhall has a range of festive gift packages that start at `999. The options at Foodhall include cheese platters, white wine toast, chocolate fondue and warm bread baskets. You don’t have to limit yourself to these options though. You can go ahead and customise your own hamper by picking products of your choice. So, head down and check out their range of festive goodies. When Ongoing Where Foodhall, Palladium, Lower Parel contact www.foodhallonline.com


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MUMBAI | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013

Ping Pong is here! R

egular globe trotters were extremely excited about dim sum experts Ping Pong opening in India at Bandra Kurla Complex. While we did hear a lot of hushed whispers about the restaurant serving food that uses frozen ingredients, we prevented this from colouring our opinions and went there with a blank slate. Before we elaborate further, you’ll see four Chinese expressions carved on Ping Pong’s ceiling. They call these terms the essence of the restaurant. So, we decided to break down our review and tell you how they fared in each. Love at first sight: Ping Pong’s decor is largely standard worldwide — massive, with a bar section right across the entrance, dark hued wooden seating arrangement with Chinese lanterns lighting up the place. Love at first sight? Not really, but the decor is warm enough to make you feel comfortable. Extravagant: While Ping Pong is extravagant, it will not intimidate you. This holds true. Basically, you don’t have to think about what you are wearing before you enter. There were ladies entering in evening gowns and also professionals like us who didn’t have the time to look in the mirror after they left home. Even their staff is dressed in unassuming t-shirts and jeans. Straight to the point: By this, I think they were talking about their speedy service as Ping Pong is known for their quick meals. However, we opted to try their elaborate meal and started with a Vegetarian Wanton Soup, which came with a vegetable wanton dunked in a yummy, tart broth (`220). We then ordered the Vegetarian Spring Roll (`250 for three pieces), which was like any other spring roll that we’ve had, and the Vietnamese Rice Paper Prawn Roll (`350 for three pieces) which again, was nothing surprising. For dumplings (all of them had three pieces each), we ordered the Spicy

Madhurjya Saikia | HRM

Globally, Ping Pong is hailed as the dim sum mecca. Priyanka Singh finds out if their Indian avatar lives up to their international hype

Where Ground Floor, First International Financial Centre, G Bloc, Bandra Kurla Complex Meal for two `1,800 approximately (exclusive of taxes) alcohol served Yes (pint of beer `250) contact 67413333

Vegetarian Dumpling (`250), which although a little far from authentic, was very appealing. The Pak Choi Dumpling (`300) was too bland for us, while the Chive Dumpling (`325) was better than the Coriander Dumpling (`325), despite both having king prawns in them. Next up was Chicken Rice Pot (`350) and Vegetarian

HEAT & EAT

Gynelle Alves gives you her verdict on the packaged meals by the 100% natural and vegetarian brand MonaVie

contact 0008000016728 Price `300 onwards

concoctions on the menu and edamame beans from their nibbles section. Opportunity comes but once: First impressions are important. While our experience was good, we were looking for some items that would really stand out. And, just to clear the air, we were told that they only import the items that are not available locally.

Rice Pot (`325) — both delicious options for a quick meal. They have very limited options for dessert and we tasted the Molten Cake which was like choco lava cake (`220) and Chinese Fluffy Ginger Cake (`220), which is a star item on their dessert menu. Also, don‘t forget to try their cocktails as they have some innovative

>> (Top left) The ambience at Ping Pong is warm and classy. the Chinese Fluffy Ginger Cake (extreme left) is a must-try. The spring rolls were ordinary (left) and the Rice Pots (above) can be a great quick meal

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e picked up the Ragi-Meal and Broken Wheat -Meal from MonaVie’s One Heat & Eat range. 100% natural and vegetarian, each 500g box comes with two 250g foil sachets inside which you can heat up in a frying pan, microwave or by immersing in boiling water (or as one motorcyclist suggested, on a hot tank) all ready to eat in 3-5 minutes. Both meals are trans-fat, preservative free; MSG and artificial colour free and honestly, they don’t really need any of it. The Ragi-Meal is also gluten free and has chick peas and soy beans. If you are a fan of ragi you will like this. If you aren’t a fan of ragi… you may be pleasantly surprised. It tastes exactly as you would imagine it would — homely, warming, filling and nutritious. The Broken Wheat- Meal comes mixed with moong dal and rajma and is quite delicious in a comfort food kind of way. Texture is strictly okay and flavour-wise, both are gently spiced which for some, may border on the bland side. So, if you like your meals with a little more fight, some pickle on the side would add just the right punch. While a recommended serving size says each sachet serves two, if you making a meal of it, a sachet would just about do for one. Using technology developed by the Defence Food Research Lab Ministry of Defence, Mysore, these are ideal for long treks, camping trips and the like as they are easy to pack and not fussy to eat. Considering the ingredients, the price between,`300-320 is a bit high, especially for the quantity. However, the quality and convenience might just justify the price. A nice, wholesome addition to ready-to-eat in minutes market. >> These ready-to-eat packets are ideal for treks and camping trips

WhaT’S cooKing? We tell our readers (that’s you!) what’s new on the food front... Kids’ Sunday Brunch at The Table

The Table has launched a special ‘Kids Sunday Brunch’ for children up to the age of 12 years at `650 plus taxes and service charge. Available from 12pm to 4 pm every Sunday, the specially designed menu features sweet and savoury dishes, snacks, beverages and cookies. Highlights of the brunch include dishes such as blueberry pancakes, pasta, lamb mini burgers, fries, beverages and cookies, which have been developed keeping children’s tastes in mind. It seems like a cute initiative as this is the first time we have come across a brunch designed solely for children. Where: Kalash Peshi Building, Near Hotel Suba Palace, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Apollo Bandar Where: 22825000


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Afternoon Afternoon Despatch Despatch & & Courier Courier Special

Lego time!

« STORE REVIEW: LEGO ZONE

Madhurjya Saikia | HRM

MUMBAI MUMBAI | FRIDAY, | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 11, 03, 2013 2010

Where Hamleys, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel ContaCt 43473444

Dev Goswami revisits his childhood with a trip to the newly opened Lego Zone by Funskool at Hamleys. He tells you what’s in store

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ego… the word brings back a lot of memories. The countless hours spent building with colourful blocks, fighting with friends over the last block needed to complete your masterpiece… all these memories came rushing back to me when I heard that Funskool has set up a Lego Zone at Hamleys in High Street Phoenix. Having lost touch with the toy, I was excited to see what Lego in the 21st century was all about. The well-decorated Lego Zone is a treat for children (and adults!). Boxes of different collections of Lego line the walls while there are glass covered table tops that display fully constructed Lego models such as a fire station, police station and themebased figures inspired from cartoons and popular movies. Of all the constructed models that were on display, the fire trains, house sets and scenic sets such as a tea party set and station and the Transformers inspired figures caught my a romantic boat ride. They also have a fantastic range of Star attention. With their intricate and seemingly complex Wars inspired merchandise, including tiny light sabers and designs, they are a far cry from the Lego that I grew up with. weapons for the starships! It’s no wonder that there’s a section of the zone that’s meant A few other collections also caught my attention. First only for the ages 16 and above. The collection features amongst these was the Architecture range. It is meant for complex constructions to build planes, helicopters slightly older children (ages 12 and above) and features and trains. popular, real-world monuments such as the White House, But, that doesn’t mean that Lego doesn’t have anything Leaning Tower of Pisa, Sydney Opera House, the Burj for children. A majority of the store is dedicated to Lego Khalifa and such. It’s a good way for children to learn about collection that includes vehicles such as cars, trucks and famous architecture while having fun. Another one I quite liked… and umm… felt like buying, was a complex robot model. Not only is it a three-foot tall robot that you can make out of Lego, it is computerised and actually functions as a robot! This is a part of their complex range meant for ages 16 and above. So, what are my final thoughts on the Lego Zone at Hamleys? It is a well-designed section that is primarily aimed at kids. They will refresh their collection every time the brand launches something new. The prices range from `1,500 to `7,000 for most of the products. However, they do have collections that cost more than that, such as the robot which is priced at `37,499. The zone is a must-visit for all Lego fans out there... no matter how old you are.

>> You can build a life-sized doll with the new collection from Lego. The welldecorated store (inset) also has a good collection of car and truck sets for children (left)

« LABEL LAUNCH: NATASHA

OUT OF THE BOX

DALAL’S NEW LINE OF CLOTHING

Ditch the boring checkered boxers for some of these fun, quirky ones, says Rhea Dhanbhoora super shorts

Teamo on Linking Road in Bandra (W) has a fun collection of boxers, including this Superman pair. price `350

natasha dalal’s Clothing line Cartoon fix

Love The Simpsons? Then you’ll love this pair of boxers from Boss Men’s Wear on Linking Road in Bandra (W). price `290

attention grabber

These bright red boxer shorts are a great pick. Pick up the eye-catching design from www.theboxerstore.co.in price `599

pants on fire

These boxer shorts, from www.the boxerstore.co.in are hot, hot, hot! The black and orange shorts are a good buy. price `599

Upcoming 25-year-old designer Natasha Dalal recently launched her own line of clothing, called Natasha Dalal, which was showcased last week at Ave 29. Natasha says, “My goal is to make clothes that make women feel comfortable and confident, but stand out at the same time. I used to hate standing in front of my closet wondering what to wear which is why I want clothes from my line to be those go-to outfits for a girl to throw on and feel effortlessly stylish! I will be displaying my fall/ winter collection which has dresses and gowns appropriate for the festive season.” The collection is fashionable as well as affordable. price `4,500 onwards Where Available on order. Call 9920142255

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MUMBAI | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013

KAUN BANGEGA CROREPATI

TODAY’S BEST VIEWING

 In tonight’s episode, the show will cele-

brate the birthday of host Amitabh Bachchan. A very special surprise will be waiting for AB in the form of 100 year old Bernandini D’souza. Bernandini has Alzheimer’s and doesn’t remember anything except Mr. Bachchan and his movies. Bernandini eats food only after looking at AB’s picture. When she meets Big B she dances and screams Bachchan’s name. Now this is a gift that the shehanshah of bollywood will never forget. Here’s wishing the shehanshah of bollywood a very happy birthday! Sony TV, 8.30 p.m.

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SOAPS & SERIALS

 This week Jai Singh Rathod’s race against time continues as the clock strikes 2 AM. Driving away the shooters at Lido Cinema, Jai presses the dead man’s thumb to his mobile scanner. Just then, Trisha calls to say she talked to Kiran, though Trisha still feels as ifsomething’s amiss. Back at the hotel, Naina Singhania is furious that Aditya & Prithvi have left without informing anyone while SFG agent Pradhan assures her that they will find Aditya.Just then a subordinate informs him that they have been able to put a trace on the car that Aditya and Prithvi left in. Meanwhile, Aditya and Prithvi pull into an underpass on the highway, where a couple of teenage thugs are smashing tube lights. Meanwhile, Kiran and Janhvi try to flee. Colors, 10 p.m.

DO DIL EK JAAN

 Daya Maayi along with Raghu goes to Antara’s home and asks

Antara to take care of the Navratri arrangements in the chawl. Further Raghu takes Antara away for some time and asks her for a kiss. Will Antara kiss Raghu? Will Raghu get his first kiss from Antara? Life Ok, 9 p.m.

INDIAN OCEAN WITH SIMON REEVE

 In his most exotic and extreme adventure yet, Simon Reeve

travels around the edge of the beautiful Indian Ocean. The extraordinary adventure takes Simon to 16 countries, as he braves the horrors of frontline conflict in Mogadishu in Somalia and visits the beautiful Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles. On his journey Simon travels by boat, car, train and plane. He encounters pirates, dives with sharks, patrols with Dutch Special Forces, goes underwater spear-fishing, dines in an underwater restaurant, stumbles into a seedy drug-den, visits a 5-star seaside palace housing thousands of refugees, meets a Yorkshireman on his Seychelles island paradise and has close encounters with the amazing wildlife of the Indian Ocean. Discover y, 9 p.m .

C.I.D

 The CID team comes across a stabbed and dying man

Shashank at the Mumbai border. He tells the cops of a murder at the Satara waterfall and dies. Armed with riddling clues and part information , the cops arrive at Sataara. However, Abhijit meets and accident at the waterfall and is sent back, while cops discover a key and shoe at the waterfall cave. The key and shoe leads them to a wealthy family at Waada and a cad called Madan who had been blackmailing someone for money. The case fur-

ABHIMAAN

24, Colors, 10 p.m.

ther gets complicated when a skeleton is discovered at Waada and the family is totally clueless. Are Waada, Madan and the skeleton connected? Sony Tv, 10 p.m.

THE GADGET SHOW

 THE GADGET SHOW on Discovery Science reviews all the lat-

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

SARASWATICHANDRA

 Pramad asks for a surprise one day outing with kumud and

she accepts the proposal to come along with him. What is pramad up to? Will saras again come to save kumud from pramad? Star Pl us, 7.30 p.m.

AUSTIN STEVEN’S ADVENTURES

 Come along on AUSTIN STEVEN’S ADVENTURES across the

world - Canada, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Africa and more - to explore amazing but deadly animals, in some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes. Paddling through alligator-infested swamps, navigating his way out of razor-sharp saw grass, Austin still survives on these deadly missions. Anim al Planet, 9 p.m .

MOVIES OF THE DAY

 Subeer Kumar (Amitabh) is well on his way to becoming India’s

top pop singer. He has no intention of getting married, but when he goes to visit his Durga Mausi, he falls in love with religious, simple Uma. He marries her and returns to Bombay where he announces that he will never sing without Uma again. However, Subeer encourages Uma to sing alone and when her popularity is soon greater than his own, the seed of jealousy begins to grow... The major difference between Uma and Subeer is that she sings for herself, whereas he sings for the public. It is the difference between geet and sangeet. Filmy, 9 p.m.

 In the near future when people become uninterested in box-

ing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who’s trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn’t do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex’s sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. Zee Studio, 8.20 p.m .

AGENT CODY BANKS

 A government agent trains a typical teenager Cody Banks who

loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls, in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants. But Cody’s got a secret — he’s actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody’s living every boy’s dream life — he can drive like a stunt man, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody’s training is put to the test when he’s sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father — a scientist unknowingly de-

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Arrow II Masterchef Australia New Girl Two And A Half Men Masterchef Australia Arrow II One Tree Hill New Girl Masterchef Australia Crazy Ones Breaking Bad

ZEE CAFÉ

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 Friends 9.00 Lost 10.00 The Vampire Diaries 11.00 Rookie Blue P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00

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Abhimaan, Filmy, 9 p.m.

veloping a fleet of deadly pair of twisted villains called the nanobots for the evil organization ERIS, which can destroy any carbon or silicon-based substance-to destroy the world’s defense systems. Pix, 9 p.m.

BHOOTNATH

 Banku, his mother, Anjali Sharma and father move in to their

new house — the Nath villa, unaware of the fact that the house is inhabited by a ghost. It is learnt the ghost is not too happy with his new housemates. But what the ghost is not prepared for is his unlikely friendship with Banku. Now Banku must uncover the reason why his ghostly friend is stuck and help him to attain salvation. B4U, 9 p.m.

AUR EK ILZAM

 Chinna is an orphan kid adopted by a jailer. But as a teenager,

he was sent to jail for committing a crime in the jailers house. But was it really his folly? He is released from jail in his youth and longs to get back to his foster family. But they refuse to take him back into the family. The story proceeds by showing how he is a good-doer but his ways are not accepted by the society because he resorts to muscle power to get his work done. The movie depicts his fight to be accepted back by his folks. Watch out for the odds that he fights to achieve his goal with the help of the love of his life, Anjali. Max , 9 p.m .

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Se Ek Muthi Aasman Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Pavitra Rishta Qubool Hai Dance Ka Tashan Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Pavitra Rishta Ek Mutthi Aasmaan Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Jodha Akbar Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se Pavitra Rishta. Qubool Hai Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Punarvivaah Jodha Akbar

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10.00 10.30 11.00 P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 7.30 8.00

Aangan Hoga Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali Best of Haunted Nights-Anhoni Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati Haunted Nights Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai SAB TV

Taarak FIR Taarak Mehta Ka… Jeanie Aur Juhu Baal Veer

BIG CBS LOVE

90210 Game Dexter X Factor 90210 Jamie’s 30 Minutes Meal Rules of Engagment Jamie’s 30 Minutes Meal Life Unexpected Game

SONY TV

ZEE TV

P.M. 2.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.35 7.55 8.00 8.20 8.30

P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.50 5.15 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00

SCIENCE

How It’s Made The Gadget Show Future Weapons Industrial Revelations How It’s Made The Gadget Show Antariksh How It’s Made The Gadget Show Superweapons of The Ancient World 11.00 The Gadget Show

HISTORY CHANNEL

News in Marathi Jini Ani Mini Sukh Pahata Lochani Mazi Maye Kalpataru News in Marathi Indradhanushi Pimpal Pan Suvarnakshan Krishi Varta Swastha Bharat News in Marathi Mohini Devichi Aarti News Samachar Pavitra Bandhan

MOVIE CHANNELS

STARMOVIES

P.M. 1205 Police Story 2.00 National Treasure: Book of Secrets 4.35 Six Days Seven Nights 6.40 Flight of the Phoenix 9.00 Big Boss, The A.M. 7.10 Chinese Zodiac 9.30 Flight of the Phoenix P.M. 12.35 2.50 4.55 7.00 9.00 A.M. 8.06

Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali, Sahara One, 8.30 p.m.

LIFE OK

P.M. 2.00 Best of Savdhaaan India 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

COLORS

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 24 10.30 Bani – Ishq da Kalma 11.00 Balika Vadhu

SAHARA ONE

P.M 2.00 Haunted Nights: Kaun Hai Who? 2.30 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 3.00 Dharti: Film, Rajendra Kumar 6.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 6.30 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka

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Do Dil…Ek Jaan, Life Ok, 9 p.m.

Taarak Chidiya Ghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir 10.30 F I R 11.00 Taarak Mehta

ZEE MARATHI

P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Tuze Maze Jamena 3.00 Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi 3.30 Radha Hi Bawri 4.00 Pakke Shejari 5.00 Tu tithe 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 Pakke Shejari 10.30 Radha Hi Bawari 11.00 Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00

ANIMAL PLANET

Gaj Raaj Animal Planet’s A to Z Untamed and Uncut AP Safari River Monsters Natural Born Hunters Gaj Raaj Austin Steven’s Adventure 10.00 Animal Planet’s A To Z 11.00 Natural Born Hunters

DISCOVERY

P.M. 2.00Car Vs Wild

9.00 Ek Kiran Roshni Ki 9.30 Saraswatichandra 10.00 TE ZAA B: Film. Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher Samachar. News Sports News PSBT Samachar The News Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar 6.05 Metro Scan 6.30 Business Wrap. 7.00 Samachar

Top Secret Recipe Extreme Trains Concrete Circus Baggage Battles Mega Truckers Pawn Stars Ancient Aliens History Untamed Science Impossible Pawn Stars Mega Truckers How Sex Changed the World

NAT. GEOGRAPHIC

P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00

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Taboo Emergency Room Taboo Cat Wars Dangerous Encounters Monkey Thieves The Indestructibles Most Amazing Moments Street Food Around The World Megacities Cold Blood Taboo

STAR CRICKET

P.M. 2.00 CL T20 IPL Team Journey A 2013 h/ls 3.00 NZ a Tour of India A 2013 1st ODI 3.30 Jai Ho 4.00 Champions League Twenty20 13 h/ls 5.00 ICC Champions Trophy 13 h/ls 6.00 Aus Tour of India 2013 ODI h/ls 7.00 CL T20 IPL Team Journey 2013 8.00 ICC Champions Trophy 13 h/ls 9.00 Aus Tour of India 13 ODIs 10.00 Jai Ho 10.30 CL T20 IPL Team Journey 2013

ESPN

DDII (Metro Channel)

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00

Tezaab, DDI, 10 p.m.

7.30 8.00 8.15 8.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Focus News Night Samachar News Night Aamne Samne Raat Saddhe Dus Khel Samachar

P.M. 2.00 Duleep Trophy 2013 East Zone vs NZ 4.30 Jai Ho 5.00 Liga Bbva 2013 h/ls 5.30 Jai Ho 7.00 Premier League World 8.30 Superstar Football 9.00 Aus Toiur of Eng 13 h/ls 9.30 Superstar Football 10.00 ICC C’ships Trophy 13 h/ls 11.00 Eng Tour of India 12 h/ls

HBO

Green Lantern Seeking Justice The Assassins Grown Ups The Dark Knight Rises

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 10.25 Act of Valor P.M. 1.00 3.10 5.30 6.00 8.00 10.30 A.M. 10.10

DOORDARSHAN

DDI (Main Channel)

P.M. 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.35 5.00 5.05 5.30

3.00 My Shocking Story 6.00 Wildest India 7.00 No Kitchen Required 8.00 How Do They Do It 9.00 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve 10.00 Car vs Wild 11.00 Man vs Wild

STAR WORLD

P.M. 1.30 CID 6.00 Crime Patrol Dastak 8.00 Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Ke Khiladi 8.30 Kaun Banega Crorepati 10.00 CID 11.00 Crime Patrol

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REAL STEEL

STAR PLUS

P.M. 2.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 2.30 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon-Ek Baar Phir 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara 3.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 4.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 4.30 Diya Aur Bati Hum 5.00 Ek Veer Ki ArdaazVeera 5.30 Mahabharat 6.00 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon-Ek Baar Phir 6.30 Ek Gahr Banaunga 7.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 7.30 Saraswati Chandra 8.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 8.30 Mahabharat 9.00 Diya Aur Bati Hum 9.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain 10.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai…. 10.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas – Veera 11.00 Mahabharat

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city. HBO, 9 p.m.

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P.M. 12.40 2.30 4.10 6.30 9.00 11.00 A.M. 7.35 9.30 11.53 P.M. 12.45 3.40 5.55 9.00 A.M. 8.30 11.15

ZEE STUDIO

United 93 State of Play Marvel Anime Iron Man The Devil’s Double Real Steel Gridlock’D

United 93

PIX

The Tuxedo Resident Evil: Retribution Rocky II The Condemned Agent Cody Banks Wild Things

ZEE TALKIES

P.M. 2.00 Nishani Dava Anghtha: Ashok Saraf 4.30 Tula Shikvin Changala Dhada: Sanjay Narvekar 7.00 Kaksparsh: Sachin Khedekar 9.30 Zee Marathi Awards P.M. 2.00 7.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 A.M. 8.00 8.30 10.30

CARTOON NETWOR

Oggy and the Cockroaches Kid Krrish Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Johnny Test Adventure Time Ben 10 Return of Ashoka Krish Trish Baltiboy

POGO

P.M. 1.30 Phata Poster Aaya Bheem Special 3.00 Hagemaru Disco Dandiya Special 4.30 Chhota Bheem Marathon 6.30 Happy Ho Jao Special 8.00 Hagemaru 9.00 Chhota Bheem 9.30 Monster High 10.00 Takeshi’s Castle 10.30 Sunaina

The Warrior’s Way The Condemned 2012

STAR GOLD

Beta Chakradhaar Chhote Sarkar Chup Chup Ke Aisha Veer

Agent Cody Banks , Pix, 9 p.m.

MAX

P.M. 1.00 Kala Patthar: Amitabh B 5.30 Ek Tha Tiger: Salmaan Khan 9.00 Aur Ek Ilzam A.M. 7.00 Vaastav-The Reality: Sanjay Dutt 10.30 Singh Is King: Akshay Kumar

ZEE CINEMA

P.M. 2.30 Pyar To Hona Hi Tha: Ajay Devgan 5.45 Ajooba: Amitabh Bahchan 9.00 Players: Abhishek B

CVO

P.M. 2.00 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya: Fardeen Khan 5.30 Asmaan Se Ooncha: Jeetendra, Anita Raj 9.00 Abhimaan: Amitabh B A..M. 10.25 Kudrat: Rajesh Khanna

FILMY

P.M. 12.00 Shriman Shrimati: Sanjeev Kumar 3.00 Sarkar: Amitabh B 6.00 Kyun Ho Gya Na: Amitabh B 9.00 Abhimaan: Amitabh B A.M. 9.00 Aur Pyar Ho Gaya: Bobby Deol

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P.M. 12.00 Mr Natwarlal: Amitabh B 3.00 Ram Balram: Amitabh B 6.00 Do aur Do Panch: Amitabh B 9.00 Bhotnath: Amitabh B A.M 8.00 Naya Kadam: Rajesh

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11.00 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30

Chhota Bheem Soori Poori MAD Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna Movie 10.00 Laddoo Khao and Bajao Special

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DISNEY CHANNEL Doraemon Best of Luck Nikki Have A Laugh Phineas and Ferb Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon Best of Luck Nikki Disney Q S2 Shake It Up Slokk Best of Luck Nikki Disney Q

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Kiteretsu Splatalot Randy Cunningham Iron Man AA American Dragon Jake Long Phineas and Ferb Ultimate Spiderman Hulk VR Troopers


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TOP VIEW

I would like to assure all of you that Sebi is very alert that interests of investors, who are working on the platform of Sebi regulations, is not compromised and is protected. Whatever is required for that purpose, Sebi is alert and we are going to act.

SEBI Chairman, U K Sinha

The Global Finance Professional: Have We Arrived?

Markets Flat

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Friday (October 11, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY:

The Nifty rose marginally on Thursday (October 10, 2013) a net 13.50 points (0.22%) and closed at the 6020 point level. The market opened down at the 6001 points level. It then rose and turned into a range bound movement until 10.52 a.m. The index then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 5979 points level at 11.00 a.m. The index then rose sharply into the green and registered the day’s high at the 6020 points level at 1.22 p.m. It then declined and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a choppy session and moved in a range of 54 points. Sentiment was bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 29 were gainers, 20 were losers and 1 remained unchanged. Buying was seen in auto, metal, IT, healthcare, power, realty, and technology stocks, while selling was seen in banking, oil & gas and FMCG stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 13.78%. This change is moderate and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 754 were gainers, 557 were losers and 107 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: 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). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

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

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market but with a neutral 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 Levels 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 = 6012 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5989. Support (2) = 5957. Resistance (1) = 6043. Resistance (2) = 6066. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a doji pattern. This indicates indecisiveness amongst investors. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. However, the 25 days moving average has crossed above the 200 days moving average. Further, the index is above the 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages, and all the four moving averages are rising and also posi tively trended. Moreover, the velocity parameters too indicate strength. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further upmove unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15-day average at the 5912 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

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 5954) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 5912) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 5860) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5841) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

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

From Left to Right: Panelist Justin West, S Meena, Manaswini Goel, Yezdi Malegam, S Venkataraman, Vandana Saxena Poria,Khushroo Panthaky.

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p until a few years ago, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) qualification could only be completed by going to the UK and securing articles with a CA firm there. However, due to the MOU signed with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), it is possible for Indian CAs to additionally gain ICAEW by completing three integrated papers. This opens up two new avenues to ICAl members: ICAEW’s global recognition gives members many opportunities to work across the globe and it also gives an additional set of integrated skills that help Indian companies gain a global perspective, which tangibly accelerates growth. This is reflected in the fact that 95% of the FTSE 100 companies have a CA on the board and greater than 50 of the FTSE 100 have a CA as CFO. With India needing increased growth from all sectors, these newly minted ICAI-ICAEW members are set to catapult business with their new skills. It will also provide opportunity to these Indian graduates to be employed in the UK and Europe and a few of our first batch have already gone to the UK to work. The first batch of graduates were be felicitated last evening. The ICAEW (Institute of Char-

tered Accountants in England and Wales) and GTG (Get Through Guides) organised an interesting and informative panel discussion on ‘The Global Finance Professional: Have We Arrived?’, followed by the ICAEW Graduation At Taj Lands End on 9th October 2013. “Accountants play an important role in today’s financial reporting and all sectors. Bodies like ICEAW is trying to create perfect force for such important role,” said Chief Guest Yezdi Malegam in his key note address on ‘The finance profession in India – the importance of professional skills needed in taking India forward’. Yezdi Malegam is the chairman of National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards, a board member of Reserve Bank of India and an ex-president of The Institute of Chartered Accountants India. This was followed by Panel discussions, which were moderated by Vandana Saxena Poria OBE and CEO of GTG, with representatives from anchor partners (Tata, Mahindra, Deloitte, GT etc.), representatives from qualified ICAEW participants and representatives from participants undergoing the course, namely: ManaswiniGoel, Joint General Manager- Treasury. HDFC ; S. Meena, Deputy Manager – Deloitte; Khushroo Panthaky, Partner at Grant Thornton and S Venkatraman, Mahindra & Mahindra.

‘Vocational Excellence Rotary Award’

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r. Amit Kamle, M.D., Director, A.K. Educational Consultants was conferred with the Vocational Excellence Rotary Award (VERA) for his contribution towards the field of Medical Education, at the hands of District Governor of Rotary, and IT Evangelist, Dr. Deepak Shikarpur an elite gathering of the Club’s Dr. Deepak Shikarpur presenting the members, and guests in Pune, Rotary Leadership Excellence Award to Dr. Amit Kamle at the VERA award function. yesterday.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS First Call Research calls a ‘Hold’ on Seshasayee Paper CMP: Rs. 186 Target Rs. 220 India Infoline calls a ‘Sell’ on BHEL CMP: Rs. 147 Target Rs. 123


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FICCI Lowers FY’14 Growth At 5% NEWS FLASH

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Finmin mulls additional fund infusion of Rs 4-5K crore in banks  Commerce Ministry to organise SEZ road show in Bahrain to woo investors  Fertiliser Min seeks extra Rs 35,000 cr funds to pay subsidies  IL&FS Engineering gets board nod for rights issue  NCDEX launches new trading facility for market participants.

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monsoons, better performance of agricultural sector, improvement in survey by industry body Ficci exports and clearances to infrahas lowered the country’s structure projects — make the case economic growth forecast for for recovery a little stronger, it will 2013-14 fiscal to 5%, from 6% pro- take some more time to witness jected in July, indicating tough firm signs of turnaround. It further revealed that expectatimes ahead. “Economic growth in the current year would be re- tions with regard to performance of strained and we should be prepared the industrial sector have also taken for another year of slow growth. The a hit. The participating economists median forecast for GDP growth in expect Index of Industrial Produc2013-14 by the participating econo- tion (IIP) to grow by 1.7% in FY’14, mists stands at 5%,� FICCI’s Eco- which is half the 3.5% growth that was projected in the previous round nomic Outlook Survey said. The survey results also indicate of the survey held in July 2013. On the external front, the CAD to that inflation risks have resurfaced, with headline inflation rate expected GDP ratio is expected to witness an to be around 6% by March 2014. Be- improvement in the second half of sides, it estimates that the rupee will the fiscal. This ratio is estimated at hover in the range of 62-65 per US 4.5% for Q3 FY14 and at 4% for the dollar in the near future. “The ex- year 2013-14. “It will be important pectation of reduced foreign capital to look at both export and import inflows and still high (though mod- side of the trade equation if CAD is erating) Current Account Deficit to be brought under control,� the (CAD) has shaped this view on the survey said. To rationalise the gold rupee movement,� the survey said. demand, economists said that InElevated food prices and the sharp dian investors should be given alfall in the rupee value continue to ternatives to gold as a hedge against inflation. put pressure on prices, it added. “New and stable financial prodThe survey said that although some positive developments - good ucts that are lucrative enough for

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the households to shift their savings away from gold should be provided,� said the Ficci survey. Further, it added, the government should come up with more financial products like Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs), Gold Accumulation Plan (GAP), Gold ETFs to normalise the demand for gold. Regarding the outlook for the provisioning requirements for nonperforming (NPAs) in the banking sector in the current year, the survey results show that provisioning requirement of NPAs is likely to increase by end of FY14. It said: “If the current weak economic situation persists it will have a significant impact on the asset quality of the banks which will substantially increase the provisioning requirement in the current financial year. Besides bad loans, restructured advances also pose a risk to the banking system.� Moreover, NPAs will go up across a wide array of sectors, which include iron and steel, textiles, power generation, automobiles and ancillaries, telecom, aviation, construction, real estate, infrastructure, steel and cement, said the survey.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Sebi Surveillance System Generates 100 Alerts Everyday

Market regulator Sebi’s surveillance system generates about 100 alerts of suspicious trading activities, of which at least 10 are pursued for further action. To provide a broad idea about surveillance mechanism in place for the capital market, these figures were disclosed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) Chairman U K Sinha here yesterday. Talking about frauds happening in the securities market, he said that the regulator has a sophisticated surveillance mechanism in place for detecting such activities.

Bridgestone Launches Exclusive Tyre B-290

“We are pleased to offer B-290 to Indian customers as the product has great features that allow better tyre life and fuel efficiency�, said Bridgestone India Managing Director Tomio Fukuzumi at the launch of its new exclusive tyre B290. B-290 will be launched in 25 sizes for automobiles made for the domestic market. The tyres are made specifically for the Indian market and promise to provide a great driving experience for consumers. The wide grooves and sipes in the tyre help provide better handling and braking in wet conditions. The bigger and stiffer blocks enable good braking in dry conditions. Bridgestone India currently has two manufacturing facilities, one at Kheda in Madhya Pradesh and the other at Chakan in Pune.

HSBC Cautious On India; Sensex Year-End Target 20,250

Slowing economy, election-related uncertainty and tighter monetary conditions pose risks for Indian markets and the BSE Index, Sensex, is likely to hover around 20,250 by the end of this year, says an HSBC report. It also cut private banks to “neutral� from “overweight�. According to the global financial services major, a combination of weak economy, election uncertainty and concern over the reversal of foreign equity/debt flows make us cautious on India.

Telecom Ministry Issues LoI For New Licence To Reliance Jio

Religare Calls A Buy On L&T, KKC; Sell On BHEL By A Business Reporter

ness confidence has been flat over the last two quarters after a declinven as “optimists scour the cap- ing trend over the preceding four ital goods sector for green quarters. Time-phasing details of shoots, data indicates that invest- the corporate sector’s investment ment intentions remain weak plans indicate investment to the across the industry, notwithstand- tune of Rs 2.92tn in FY13, down ing progress on key policy issues in 20.8% from the revised estimate for capital intensive sectors. In sum, FY12. Further, based on plans anthe power equipment sector is nounced as of end-FY13, capital exmired in a cyclical downturn, power penditure in FY14 is likely to total Rs transmission order flows remain 1.62tn. The power generation equipment tepid and a recovery in corporate capex appears remote. Given this sector is unlikely to see any revival sea of uncertainty, we would stick to in the medium-to-long term in our quality stocks – our top picks are LT view. Boiler and turbine realisations and KKC while BHEL is our top are down to Rs 13-14mn/MW and SELL idea�, says Religare Institu- Rs 9-10mn/MW respectively from the highs of ~Rs 20mn/MW and Rs tional Research It believes Macro conditions are 13-14mn/MW in FY09. Further, we hindering investment cycle: Busi- expect order inflows of ~40GW over FY13-FY17, compared to industry capacity of ~30GW/year, thus keeping realisations under pressure. The power transmission equipment business continues to suffer from low entry barriers, leading to declining ROCE and stressed cash By A Business Reporter flows. While competition has stahares of Infosys, country’s sec- bilised, order inflows from PWGR ond- largest software exporter, have been weak in FY13/FY14 YTD yesterday ended over 1% higher on (down 40% YoY to Rs 54.1bn YTD) the NSE on the eve of its second and are likely to remain flat YoY quarter results to be announced through FY14/FY15 based on today. At the NSE, the scrip settled PWGR’s capex projections. According to Religare “Stop gap 1.39% up at Rs 3,153. On the volume front, 2.31 lakh shares of Infosys solutions unlikely to yield results: In were changed on the BSE, while our view addressing the instituover 21.79 lakh shares were traded tional infrastructure lacunae is criton the NSE during the day. The ical to revive investments in capital earnings season will start with In- intensive sectors like power. Howfosys announcing its second-quar- ever fundamentally we believe a) leveraged balance sheets of private ter results today. Big IT firms such as TCS, Infosys sector, b) unfavorable macro is and Wipro are expected to announce likely to act as a deterrent to investstrong earnings for the July-Septem- ment cycle revival even as policy isber quarter, helped by a steep de- sues are gradually addressed over cline of the rupee against the US FY14-FY15. In our view stop gap sodollar and improved demand for lutions which do not address the outsourcing services, analysts said. fundamental policy issues are un-

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likely to yield significant results. On the same lines our checks suggest only ~21% of Rs 3840bn of projects cleared by CCI have seen meaningful progress.� As regards the Investment outlook it sees� little scope for recovery in investment intentions in the economy through FY14 and therefore stick to quality plays –Its top picks are: (a) L&T: Order inflows remain strong supporting an increase in market share, (b) KKC: Expect market share to increase as emission norms become more stringent, (c) BHEL is our top SELL idea as we believe power sector orders and pricing would remain under stress, thus hurting margins.�

The telecom ministry has approved new telecom licence for country’s only pan-India 4G spectrum holder Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and issued letter of intent to the company for taking the licence. “Telecom Minister (Kapil Sibal) has approved it (Unified Licence for RJIL) and letter of intent was issued last week,� official sources told PTI.

Glenmark Generics Inc Files Law Suit To Enforce Licence Pact

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals yesterday said it’s US subsidiary has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware to enforce it’s exclusive royalty-bearing licence agreement. The agreement is with Triax Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma Europe BV and Astellas Pharma International BV. Under the royalty-bearing licence agreement, Glenmark is entitled to 180 days of exclusivity for its Hydrocortisone Butyrate Cream, as it is the first generic company to file an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for the product.

CIL To Hold Meetings With MoEF Every Quarter

To facilitate green clearances to 241 projects of CIL, the Coal Ministry has decided to hold meetings with environment ministry every quarter. “The Coal Ministry will be holding review meetings every quarter with Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF),� an official said.

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By Suneel V. Gaur and Rajesh V. Gaur

mitabh Bachchan may be growing old but he has shown no signs of slowing down and has indeed been the perfect example of aging gracefully. Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 71 on October 11, once said, “Everyone must accept that we will age and age is not always flattering”. Though he mouthed the words himself, his very success contradicts the notion. In an era starkly different from his time, the seventies and eighties Bachchan still holds a firm place in the industry and commands a sense of power and respect that is unmatched till date. On the personal front he has been a great son, a loving husband, an inspirational father and a doting grandfather. Amitabh Bachchan, despite his unconventional looks, managed to

‘Making-up’ Amitabh On the glorious occasion of Amitabh Bachchan’s 71st birthday today, his acclaimed loyal make-up man for the last 44 years Deepak Sawant speaks his heart out in an exclusive to ADC. By Chaitanya Padukone

Having won a prestigious award as an Outstanding make-up man both for your excellence and exemplary loyalty, has it made a difference? It was an emotionally overwhelming moralebooster for me especially since I received the esteemed award instituted by Bharat and Dorris from my Boss, superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Generally its dress-designers who are invariably grabbing the lime-light. Makeup men rarely get recognition for their valuable work. In my acceptance speech, I shared the credit entirely with Amit-ji. It is because I have this prerogative of handling his facial makeup, for the past four decades, that I am recognised and respected everywhere. Never have I taken leave while Amit-ji is required to face the camera. Whenever he is ‘not’ shooting, by default I get my ‘holidays’.

Even after having turned a Bhojpuri movie’s superhit ‘showman’ producer, you continue to handle ‘make-up’ for your own productions? Guess am the only successful producer-cummake-up ‘dada’ in Bollywood who has to make up his mind too (laughs). Since Amitabh-ji has been the supreme casting coup in my Bhojpuri movies, I had to handle his ‘make-up’ as well. Initially, Bachchan-saab was skeptical about making his Bhojpuri debut. But once he went through the script and was convinced, he was co-operation personified. The entire Bachchan parivaar including Jaya-ji, Abhishek-ji and Aishwarya-ji treat me like their family member. Their bonding and apnaapan is among the major reasons behind my dedicated commitment to them. On Amit-ji’s 71st birthday today, I wish him a long, healthy, active glorious life ahead. Even in my aagle janam, I should be working with Amit-ji as my benevolent Boss, is what I what I always pray. We are planning to release, in the near future, a biographical DVD

album on AB-Sir’s illustrious life and times.

To what extent does facial make-up play a role in adding credence to the screen-characters, as in Amitabh’s case? Actually it is supposed to be 25 per cent, but I feel it’s much more. During close-up shots, the visual impact of the scene-wise facial makeup is maximum. Take the ideal instance of Amitabh as the dockyard ‘coolie’ and then his overnight transformation to a debonair suave underworld don in Deewar. Almost every movie of the versatile super-actor Big B offers me a creative challenge. Be it Khuda Gawah, Black or Paa or the recent Satyagraha where with his 60-plus-aged look, many felt he reminded them of an on-screen alag avataar of Anna Hazare. Now as the ongoing KBC’s charismatic host, he looks dashing, rejuvenated and in his early 50s with the bright cosmetic touch-ups. This I guess is the sheer magic of make-up.

make a mark and stand out in the glamour world of Bollywood, on the basis of his immense talent and the need he fulfilled in the changing society of his times. It was in 1973 that Prakash Mehra, after being rejected by the top actors of that time like Dev Anand, Raaj Kumar, etc. went to Amitabh Bachchan and offered him the role of Inspector Vijay for the film Zanjeer. This revenge saga came like a blast of fresh air in the midst of the popular romantic films and established Amitabh as the ‘Angry Young Man’. It has been 40 years since the film released and Amitabh has not looked back since then and is still a force to reckon with. In the ensuing period he gave film lovers great hits like Don, Trishul, Sholay, Majboor, Mr. Natwarlal, Naseeb, Coolie, Don, The Great Gambler, etc. Though some of his films may not have done well, Amitabh has

never failed as an actor. With Kabhie Kushi Kabhie Gam Amitabh was freed from the shackles of playing the lead actor. He took on different shades of characters in movies like Paheli, Viruddh, Nishabd, but it was Sanjay Leela Bhansali who gave him a complex character in Black. The nuances of the character were brought out well by Amitabh that it turned out to be an award winning performance. He was also appreciated in films like Cheeni Kum (2007) and Paa (2009). Recently he regaled his fans with superlative performances in Buddha Hoga Tera Baap, and Satyagrah despite the films having mundane scripts. The hallmark of this actor lies in his consistency of churning out one great performance after another. Reams and Reams can be written about Amitabh but it would still not do justice to the man’s talent and humility.

Dia happy to don producer’s mantle for Bobby Jasoos A

ctress-turned-producer Dia Mirza says she has no qualms about not being the leading lady in her production venture Bobby Jasoos and is happy being behind the camera. In her ambitious second production Bobby Jasoos, Vidya Balan plays the lead role. Dia coowns production banner Born Free Entertainment with beau Sahil Sangha. Their first film was Love Breakups Zindagi in 2011. “I am not selfish. I don’t know why I am not doing this film. All I know is that I want to make this film, I don’t want to see myself on screen to know that it is my film. This is my baby and I want to nurture. I did not set up Born Free because I wanted to see myself in films. I want to take my aspirations to another level”, Dia

said in an interview to PTI. “When you are an actor you are a small part of it, but when you are a producer you expand your horizons, go beyond the limitations. As an actor you do not have that much control but you can do a lot as a producer”, she said. When asked if she loves being

behind the camera now, she says, “I love being in front of the camera but I love the fact that I have more control as a producer. My passion is cinema and to translate the passion this way, it feels good”. Direction seems to be the next step for Dia. “Yes, for sure (I will direct). But I don’t know when, maybe when I have a story I want to tell, I will direct”, she said. She could only think of Vidya Balan for this film. Though Vidya takes some time to give her nod for a project, to Dia’s surprise, she agreed for this project in a month. “When we took the script to her we were sure she would like the film. Vidya is a very strong and big component in the nurturing process. We are not making this film to shock anyone”.

Shiv Pandit who was noticed in Shaitaan is now in the big league with the Akshay Kumar starrer Boss. Here is a brief interview held in the director’s office. Some excerpts.

Shiv Pandit gets candid about Boss!

By Sandeep Hattangadi

What is your character in the film? The film is a remake of the Malayalam hit Pookiri Raja and I am essaying the same role that Prithviraj did in the original of a young lover boy named Shiv who is in love with the character played by Aditi Rao Hydari and because of this my elder brother Boss played by Akshay Kumar and father played by Mithun Chakravarthy are in a conflict.

Tell us something about your background. My father was a government servant with a transferable job and I had to

school in various places like Karnataka, Delhi and Chandigarh. When I came to Mumbai I got a job as a disc jockey in Radio Mirchi which I pursued for two years, did a few commercials, later did TV shows like FIR and then anchored IPL cricket series and then I did Shaitaan which got me Boss in a lead romantic role.

Do you share a similar relationship with your father? My father was in the Central Government and supported me a lot and I am thankful to have a father like him. In fact the character played by Mithun

Chakravarthy is similar to my father. How was it like working with big stars like Akshay Kumar, Danny Dengzongpa, and Mithun Chakravarthy? They are not at all serious as they look on screen but are easygoing and full of fun. Akshay is an easy going person on the sets but in front of the camera he becomes very serious. Mithun Sir and Danny Sir are fit though their age is past 60 and they seem like young men. I learnt a lot from them on how to act before the camera. I also learnt the importance of exercise from Akshay Kumar when I visited his gym and he gave me useful tips. And your co-star Aditi Rao Hydari? I got along very well with her and our chemistry is good on screen as in personal lives.

Aditi is a good dancer? Yes. Unfortunately I don’t have a dance number with her but just a background song.


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he most peculiar piece of news that came out recently, was about filmmakers planning to clean up their films, because satellite channels are not willing to show movies with an ‘A’ certificate. Which means, that it is not their own conscience but greed that controls them. That films reflect changes in society is a given, but in their rush to give ‘bold’ content, filmmakers were crossing the line. Fortunately, so far, in our society there is still some maryada, Kainaat Arora in some sense of decency, which Grand Masti is now fast eroding. But commake losses after working hard, mercial filmmakers are not conbut when a film like Becerned about morality or sharam fails to click at the boxdecency—all they see is the office, the audience has to be colour of money. commended too, for rejecting They pander increasingly to a something so crass—and not repressed audience, and have made by desperate to succeed reduced all actresses to item newcomers, but A-listers. girls and bikini models, so that There may be people who hordes of males can have local think they are progressive and pin-up girls. The equalising fac‘cool’, and believe‘sharam’ is tor is that male stars too have an outdated virtue; they make to slog over their appearance fun of prudishness and moral and present chiseled bodies. Deepa Gahlot policing, but have no answer Off screen, any starlet who when the rise in crimes against takes her clothes off, or makes tention. provocative quotes, grabs atOne does not like anyone to women is linked to the over-sex-

RINGSIDE VIEW

Rekha Turns 59 B

ollywood’s mysterious beauty Rekha turns 59 today but don’t let her age fool you, as she can still give girls half her age a run for their money. Rekha was born in Chennai to Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli on October 10, 1954. Since she was born out of the wedlock her father did not acknowledge his paternity during her childhood. Due to a troubled financial state, Rekha had to quit school to start a career in acting and started her acting career in the South and soon made her Bollywood debut with the 1969 release Anjana Safar. Because of her dark complexion and southern features, she was regarded as the Ugly Duckling of the industry, but soon surprised all as she turned into a graceful swan. Rekha started paying more attention to her make-up and styling and also started following a strict diet and practicing yoga. In 1990, Rekha married Delhi-based industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal. However, a year later, while she was in the US, he committed suicide. She was rumoured to have been married to actor Vinod Mehra in 1973, but she

always denied it. However, her most interesting and enigmatic relationship has been with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, which still is a mystery to many. In a career spanning more than four decades, the beauty has been a part of many hit films like Do Anjaane, Ghar, Suhaag, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Khubsoorat, Umrao Jaan, Ijaazat and Silsila to name a few. She’ll be next seen in superhero flick Krrish 3.

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ualised images of girls across various media. There are people who say proudly, they are modern, and they don’t mind their kids drinking with them, but in any society that calls itself civilised, respect for elders is built in, and elders have to earn that respect. It is disheartening when cheap item songs are played at religious functions; it is shocking with a blatantly vulgar film like Grand Masti can boast of making 100 crores. Watching kids crack off-colour jokes on TV talent shows, or little girls made to gyrate in skimpy costumes is disturbing. And the lack of sharam is there to see. Some filmmakers had made a career out of smallbudget films that had nothing in them except sleaze passing off as boldness, or at least as much as censors would allow. It is good to know that at least some satellite channels have a little sharam and put adult content on late night slots. Because of them now filmmakers have to censor themselves. Who’d have believed it!

Akshay beats MJ’s world record field, Little Gransden, UK, on October 3, 2013. Macro Arts (UK) was responsible for the manufacturing of the poster. Incidentally, Macro Arts is the same company that had made Michael Jackson’s poster too. The world’s largest poster of Boss is 58.87 metres wide and 54.94 metres high. When the Guinness officials came to measure it, it was recorded that the Indian Boss poster had beaten Michael Jackson’s record by a 15-20 per cent margin. The official certification for the same was done in the UK itself and the Boss poster also finds a mention on the official Guinness website. The Boss himself, Akshay t’s a matter of national pride that a record that was held by Kumar, says he feels humbled none other than the Messiah with this achievement. “It’s a of Music, Michael Jackson, has matter of honour,” he says. “I thank everyone who finally been shattered. People made this possible.” across the country can now The producer celebrate because the new of Boss, Ashwin record holder is Akshay Kumar. Varde, adds, Michael Jackson’s This Is “Every Indian It held the Guinness World should be Record for being the largest proud of this poster in the world. That is achieveuntil Akshay’s forthcoming ment.” film Boss decided to beat the record. Akshay’s fan club, which calls itself Team Akshay, decided to swing into action. Logistics were put into place and work had begun to make a special poster of Boss that would be the largest poster in the world. After four months of labour, the dream finally came true. The largest poster in the world was achieved and unveiled at Little Gransden Air-

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AB claims Sallu is recovering B

ollywood superstar Salman Khan, who had undergone surgery for a nerve ailment disorder, was said to be in trouble as the ailment had resurfaced, but it seems that the Dabangg dude is on his way to recovery as was revealed by none other than Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The Big

B, who recently bumped into Salman Khan and Tabu, took to Twitter to write, “Salman shooting on next floor .. meet up and enquire of his nerve ailment ... he is improving !! Chatting with Salman about his nerve problem .. he says he is recovering fast .. good !!” The Big B and Salman have shared screen space in Baghban and Baabul and while the former will be next seen in Bhoothnath 2, the latter will be seen in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick and Sohail Khan’s Jai Ho.

SHAMROCK INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LIMITED Part I

Sr. No

Regd. Office: 146, Takai Adoshi Road, Village - Dheku, Dist. - Raigad, Maharashtra.

(Rs. in Lacs) Statement of Standalone / Consolidated Unaudited Results for the First Quarter & Months Ended 30/06/2013

PARTICULARS

1. Income from Operations (a) Net Sales / Income from Operations (Net of Excise Duty) (b) Other Operative Income Total income from operations (Net) 2. Expenses (a) Cost of materials consumed (b) Purchase of stock-in-trade © Changes in inventories of finished goods, work-in-progress & stock in trade (d) Employee's benefits expenses (e) Depreciation and amortisation expenses (f) Other expenses Total Expenses 3. Profit / (Loss) from operations before other income, finance costs and exceptional items (1 - 2 ) 4. Other Income 5. Profit / (Loss) from ordinary activities before finance costs and and exceptional items (3 + 4 ) 6. Finance Costs 7. Profit / (Loss) from ordinary activities after finance costs but before exceptional items (5 - 6 ) 8. Exceptional items 9. Profit / (Loss) from ordinary activities before tax (7 - 8 ) 10. Tax expenses 11. Net Profit /(Loss) from ordinary activities after tax (9 - 10 ) 12. Extraordinary items (net of tax expenses) 13. Net Profit (+) / Loss (-) for the period (11 - 12 ) 14. Paid-up equity share capital (Face Value of the Shares Rs. 10/-) 15. Reserves excluding Revaluation Reserves as per balance sheet of previous accounting year 16i Earnings per share (before extraordinary items) (of Rs. ___ /- each) (not annualised) : Basic & Diluted Earnings per share (after extraordinary items) (of Rs. ___ /- each) (not annualised) : 16ii Basic & Diluted

Quarter Ended 30/06/2013 31/03/2013 30/06/2012 Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited

Year Ended 31/03/2013 Audited

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0.93 0.93

0.01 0.35 0.36

0.18 0.63 0.81

0.42 0.01 1.42 1.85

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(1.85) -

(0.93) -

(0.36) -

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(1.85) -

(0.93) (0.93) (0.93) (0.93)

(0.36) (0.36) (0.36) (0.36)

(0.81) (0.81) (0.81) (0.81)

(1.85) (1.85) (1.85) (1.85)

542.84 542.84

542.84

542.84

235.31 235.31

235.31

235.31

(0.02)

(0.01)

(0.01)

(0.03)

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(0.01)

(0.01)

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PART II

A. PARTICULARS OF SHAREHOLDING 1 Public Shareholding - Number of Shares - Percentage of shareholdings 2 Promotors and Promotor Group Shareholding a) Pledged / Encumbered - Number of shares - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of promotor and promotor group) - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share capital of the company) b) Non - Encumbered - Number of Shares - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of promotor and promotor group) - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share capital of the company)

3095053 3095053 3095053 3095053 57.02 57.02 57.02 57.02 Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

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-

-

-

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2333361 2333361 2333361 2333361 75.39

75.39

75.39

75.39

42.98

42.98

42.98

42.98

3 Months Ended 30/06/2013 INVESTOR COMPLAINTS Nil I) Pending at the beginning of the quarter Nil ii) Received during the quarter Nil iii) Disposed of during the quarter Nil iv) Remaining unresolved at the end of the quarter Note : The above unaudited financial results which were subjected to a Limited Review by the Auditors of the company were reviewed by the audit committee, considered and approved by the Board of Directors at their respective meetings held on August 14, 2013. Place : Mumbai Date : August 14, 2013

For Shamrock Industrial Co Limited Sd/-

Kamlesh R. Khokhani

Director


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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 637

ENIGMA CODE 637

ACROSS: 1 Where U.S. sailors are bound, maybe, to get safe oysters ! (5,7) 8 Feeling blue having a heavenly gin cocktail ! (7) 9 Cooler when not paid for and worth nothing, almost ! (7) 11 Sources of mixed port and spirits (7) 12 Conical shape in a manner of speaking (7) 13 Sound occasion in the garden (5) 14 Great conqueror had his technique (9) 16 Not bound to facilitate insertions (5-4) 19 Delighted cry when TV doctor gets work (5) 21 Legume that boys barf is meant to be peeled (7) 23 Bells taking an artist's fancy (7) 24 Put, indeed, in place of someone else ? (7) 25 Repeat the thing at Oriental speed (7) 26 One who takes care not to let learning go? (6,6)

DOWN: 1 Little wonder (7) 2 Like 1 to 9 to be stupid (7) 3 Member is slow to make a law (9) 4 Legal to be executed? That's terrible (5) 5 Eric's confused in some degree in Italy (7) 6 Maoriland has a penny to add to Uruguay's capital when not regionally subdivided (7) 7 Memorialist sadly died, but was celebrated ever after (12) 10 Best yet performer of revolutionary music (6,6) 15 In force and showing results (9) 17 Imply small company is involved

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

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The Clue: Ill-will

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N SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S ENIGMA CODE DEPUTE, PEEPED, PETTED, PUPPET, PUTTED, PUTTEE, TEEPEE

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MATH PYRAMID 637 in games, perhaps (7) 18 Imply small company is involved in games, perhaps (7) 19 Review is a distillation of pure wit

(5-2) 20 Start to broadcast outdoors (4-3) 22 No, the boy returned, perhaps, with a knotty problem (5)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Entrench, 9 On and off, 10 Laic, 11 Artist's model, 13 Denier, 14 Handsome, 15 Ground-floor flat, 18 Apiarist, 20 Decamp, 21 Phrenologist, 23 In it, 24 Settle up, 25 Strangle. DOWN: 2 Near beer, 3 Recapitulate, 4 Nurtured, 5 Household troops, 6 Raisin, 7 Sold, 8 Affluent, 12 Ossification, 15 Goalpost, 16 Old-timer, 17 Armorial, 19 Ironed, 22 Ruts.

QUICK CROSS 637

ACROSS: 1 ___ too shabby (3) 4 Brother, of a sort (3) 5 Come-ons, often (5) 8 Diva's place, for short (3) 9 Tabloid,e.g. (5) 12 ___ jacket, sailor's coat (3) 13 Six games, usually (3)

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

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

DOWN: 1 After adjustments (3) 2 Bireme hand (3) 3 Chaplin portrayal (5) 6 ___ annum (3) 7 Dance moves (5) 10 ___ red, seethe (3) 11 Sabbath, for some (3)

HIDATO 637

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

MATHDOKU 637

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


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TODAY’S FORECAST

JAGJIT UPPAL

WIZARD OF ID PARKER & HART

B.C. JOHNNY HART

BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP

FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM

PHANTOM LEE FALK

MODESTY BLAISE PETER O’DONNELL

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Sagittarius 7th Ashwin Shuklapaksha Mool Dhan (Sagittarius) Bh.F.Dh. Grey 7

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: A happy and prosperous period begins for you on your birthday this year. The self-employed are likely to benefit even more during the current auspicious phase. A very important assignment linked with the government or international organization, will get completed successfully. Love and romance is predicted for the young. Those already in love will make plans for their future. If you are fancy free, you will strike an emotional chord with someone you meet during the course of your work. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be healthy, active and long-lived. Will be emotional sensitive, loving and artistic. Friends tend to take advantage of good nature self- made person who will be successful in life. Overseas benefits are indicated. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You will have to take some pragmatic decisions about your future. No doubt you are ready for the eminent change but do take your loved ones in to confidence about your plans. You will find a solution which everybody is comfortable with. Happiness in love is indicated. A good piece of advice coming from someone you respect is worth some thought and will help you.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Long distance journeys are indicated which will be fruitful and enjoyable. You will receive favorable work offers but you may not be happy with the terms and conditions. You will need to handle the situation diplomatically for the outcome to be good. There is a tendency to be too domineering with loved ones. Try to be less controlling and let loved ones think for them too. Perhaps you are being overly protective.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Your excessive work load could be telling on you now. Stress could make you overly sensitive to people and trying situations. Avoid further investments especially those that are speculative in nature. This is the time to catch on correspondence or enhancement of your skills. It is a difficult time in personal relationships. Learn to be a little thick skinned rather than being hypersensitive as you have been of late.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Don’t worry about minor issues that come in your way. Avoid fresh project at this point unless you are sure you can finish it promptly. Stay out of controversies with those around you by being too loud in your comments. Money matters require prudence. Problems in personal relationships add to your difficulties. Try to avoid confrontations in marital or romantic associations.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): The stresses at work and in your personal life continue to mount with hardly any let up. Do not take disagreements and disputes lightly for these could have far reaching consequences. You should try to remain unbiased, even if you feel some people unworthy of your association. Relationships whether romantic or family leave a lot to be desired. Old ties will be put to test and come out stronger eventually.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Your work will gradually begin to pick up with increase in your regular income. There will be temptations to start something new that apparently promises immediate gains. However this is not the right time to make investments or seek change in your job or work. Home and family life will be happy and relaxed.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): A load of good fortune is in store for you. If you are employed expect a promotion to an important office with substantial increase in salary. Good returns from property or investment are also likely. For the single a positive state of mind will have people vying with each other to be with you. Those keen for marriage get a proposal. It is a fortunate day in every respect.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): A hectic schedule keeps you busy throughout the day. Routine work will bring in money. Expenses are also likely. Perhaps more than you had expected. Avoid giving loans now. Repayment could take time. Despite a busy social life, you will successfully conclude the work on hand. Your worry about other things could be mistaken as lack of interest by your mate or beloved. If someone is in a bad mood you know the reason.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Strong action is needed at work but in a right direction. Understanding the problem will show you the right path. Be firm and correct in your actions, and look forward to the good times. You can look forward to a fruitful day and an enjoyable evening. There is a strong possibility of travel in the company of your family and friends to favorite holiday resort or even to attend a family function. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Your uncanny sense in judging a difficult situation will bring sufficient financial rewards that will be much more than even you had expected. You will get good news about a new posting or a long awaited promotion. Financial gains will follow later. A happy and cheerful atmosphere at home makes love grow in a relationship. Those in love can look forward to happy times together.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You benefit more through social contacts and also through good public relations. By monitoring changes and trends personally you have better chances of adjusting to new situations in business and meeting the challenge. Be sure to meet commitments lest you lose credibility. Personal relationships are happy and congenial. You will share moments of intimacy and togetherness with your mate or beloved.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): There is a tricky work situation but with your experience you will be able to get over it. The future course of work is entirely in your hands. It is for you to make positive decisions and then stick by them. It may require more physical effort on your part. Profits are likely. Personal relationships too leave a lot to be desired. Be patient with those who are unreasonable today. The best of intentions can be misconstrued if not put across properly.


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ACROSS: 1 Pertaining to us and our country, in a way (5) 6 Ms Kapoor recently seen in Raanjhanaa (5) 9 Badly affected ? (4,3) 10 A state in North Eastern India (5) 11 Managed but not very very successfully ? (3,2) 12 Start of Caesar's saying (5) 13 Fortune-teller (7) 15 Male sheep (3) 17 Others, to Ovid (4) 18 Made of two parts (6) 19 Scottish landowner (5) 20 Bathroom powder (6) 22 Construction area (4) 24 Dutch commune (3) 25 Links or associates together, in a way ? (7) 26 Slink (5) 27 Make room for; be acceptable (3,2) 28 Unsuitable (5) 29 Short novel (7) 30 Being pulled (2,3) 31 Bygone (5)

DOWN: 2 Place in position (6) 3 "The __ Bums" (Kerouac title) (6) 4 Cartesian conclusion (3) 5 Authoritative command (5) 6 Shaped like the letter S (7) 7 Oklahoma Indian (4) 8 Bower (6) 12 Religion of the Muslims (5) 13 A mixture for holding things together (5) 14 A cotton fabric (5) 15 Language you are most likely to hear in Chennai (5) 16 Funeral fires (5)

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SUDOKU 1974 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.

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level 

CRYPTOQUIP

Today’s clue: Y equals G

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

18 Small stream (5) 19 Capital of Uttar Pradesh (7) 21 The name of the only English Pope (6) 22 Of the backbone (6)

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IN BRIEF Walmiki to lead Mumbai in Surjit Hockey Tournament in Jalandhar

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL) had appointed Yuvraj Wamiki as the captain of the Mumbai team to participate in the All India Surjit Singh Hockey Tournament, to be played in Jalandhar this month. The Mumbai side, which departs for Jalandhar on Thursday, have been directly seeded in Pool-C, along with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and Army XI, New Delhi. The team - Goalkeepers: Sudhir Dixit (Union Bank), Naresh Chaudhary (SAI); Defenders: Kuldeep Singh (W. Railway), Anand Rai (Union Bank), Joshua Vessaonkar (Customs); Halves:Narad Bahadur , Vinod Nair, Roshan Singh K (all Central Railway), Amit Gowda (Western Railway), Manpreet Singh (SAI), Anuragh Sharma (Union Bank); Forwards : Jay Karan, Vinod Kumar, Nitin Kumar (all Western Railway), Yuvraj Walmiki (Captain - Central Railway), Ksh Wangamba (Union Bank), Jayesh Jadhav (Mumbai Customs), Dhananjay Singh (RCF).Coach: Sukhdev Singh (Central Railway).

Soham Nagwekar leads Sacred Heart to big win

MUMBAI: Sacred Heart School, Worli ‘A’ started off with a blast as they overcame Prabhodhankar Thakre, Marathi by a whopping 9-0 margin in the boy’s 10-12 years opening round match of the5th edition of the South Mumbai-Milind Deora Junior Soccer Championship organised in association with English football club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and played at the Western Railway ground, Lower Parel. Results – Boy’s Under-10-12 years: Bombay International School 3 (Dhruv Gurjar, Murtaza Vajihuddin 2) beat Worli Naka Marathi School 0; Worli Naka Hindi Municipal School 2 (Sunil Kumbhav, Shivam Gupta) beat Anjuman Islam Allana ‘C’ 0; Campion School ‘A’ 4 (Aryaan Majumdar, Shaurya Motwani, Johaan Duckworth, Somil Singh) beat Dongri Municipal Marathi 0. Girls 10-12: Christ Church School 2 (Alifya Bhanpurawale, Lavanya Maria) Beat Tadwadi Hindi School 0.

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EW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today asked Badminton Association of India (BAI) to allow ace Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta to participate in upcoming tournaments till the disciplinary authority takes a final decision on the issue of her alleged indiscipline. Justice V K Jain allowed Gutta’s plea and said, “I am of the view that you (BAI) must allow her to play in the tournament”. However, the court said a detailed order will be passed on her plea later in the day. The court also observed that till the final view is taken by the committee, she should be allowed to take part in the tournament. The two upcoming badminton tournaments in which Gutta was to participate are Denmark Open scheduled from October 15 to 20 and French Open from October 22 to 27. The BAI, however, withdrew the selection of Gutta and her doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa from Denmark Open. The BAI’s disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on Gutta for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats.

Gambhir, Pujara slam tons, Sehwag fails again H

UBLI: Out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir cracked his first century in more than two years as India A came up with a solid batting display to take firm control of the third unofficial ‘Test’ against the West Indies A here. Day two saw host batsmen dominating throughout as out-of-form skipper Cheteshwar Pujara also hit a brilliant ton to remain unbeaten on 139 when the stumps were drawn. Giving him company at the other end was Abhishek Nayar on 10.

Arun Patil excels for St. Anthony’s

MUMBAI: Arun Patil played a stellar role as he fired home goal to guide St. Thomas, Kalina to an overwhelming 6-0 victory against St. Anne’s, Bandra in a men’s second round match of the 26th Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana (WCG) annual InterParish Rink Football Tournament, played under floodlights at the WCG tennis courts. Sachin Medar and Bhoneet Vakharia got the other two goals for the winners. Earlier in another match, Our Lady of Health ‘B’, Versova were well served by striker Sailesh Tare who slammed in three goals to help his team to coast to a fluent 4-0 win against Our Lady of the Sea, Madh Island. Rajendra Yadav got the fourth goal. Results – Men’s league (2nd round): Our Lady of Health ‘B’, Versova 4 (Sailesh Tare 3, Rajendra Yadav) beat Our Lady of the Sea, Madh Island 0; St. Gonsalo Gracia, Vasai 3 (Ronit Jain, Salil Usman, Joxon Jose) beat St. Joseph’s, Umerkhadi 2 (Benjamin Rodrigues, Edilbert Martis); St. Thomas, Kalina 6 (Arun Patil 4, Sachin Medar, Bhoneet Vakharia) beat St. Anne ‘B’, Bandra 0. Veteran’s League: Sacred Heart, Santacruz 3 (Vernon Corriea, Julian Tellis, Humphrey Fernandes) beat St. Anthony’s, Vakola 0.

Nitin Barucha strikes winner

MUMBAI: Das Football Academy ‘B’ worked hard for their 1-0 win against Kajupada FC in a Third Division encounter of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2013-14, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Thursday evening. Nitin Barucha struck the lone winning goal of the match.

India A were leading by 66 runs in their first innings with as many as seven wickets remaining at the KSCA Stadium. Despite a poor start as they lost overnight opener V A Jagadeesh (16) early after resuming at 10 for one, India A went on to score 324 runs during the day.

Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting B

ANGALORE: John Johnson and Sean Rooney scored a goal each in the first half as Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in their Airtel I-League encounter at the Bangalore Football Stadium here. Joshimar D’Silva pulled one back for the visitors in the second session. With this win, Bengaluru FC move to 11 points from four matches to stay on top of the Points tally while the Kolkata outfit are yet to open their account after three matches.John Johnson made the difference between the two teams. Apart from standing tall in the defence, Johnson opened the scoring for the hosts in the 12th minute as he headed it in following a corner from Beikhokhei Beingaichho. This was Johnson’s third successive goal in as many matches.

UMBAI: The ruling group members in the Mumbai Cricket Association, including president Ravi Savant, today filed their nominations for the association’s biennial polls scheduled on October 18. Savant is bidding to become one of the two vice presidents of the MCA following the panel’s decision to support former chief Sharad Pawar to return to the helm after a gap of five years. Also filing their nominations to retain their posts as the two joint secretaries are Dr P V Shetty and Nitin Dalal who are expected to go into a direct contest with another group led by MCA’s vice president Vijay Patil. Current vice president Vinod Deshpande has filed his nomination to contest for the post of treasurer, Dr Shetty informed. “One more panel member, that’s yet to be decided, will file his nomination tomorrow for the post of vice president,” said Deshpande. The vacancy has arisen following the withdrawal from fray of Ashish Shelar, the Mumbai BJP president. The presidential poll would see a direct fight between top Maharashtra politicians Sharad Pawar, the and Gopinath Munde.


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SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR

TEST STATISTICS Mat Runs HS 198 15837 248*

I don't know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play. Not because I love his play [but] because I want to know the reason why my country's production goes down by five per cent when he's in batting. US President Barack Obama

First of all hats off to a man who will be playing his 200 Tests and has 100 international centuries against his name. I was lucky to captain him during his debut tour. He came across as a calm and a composed person. The way he handled him as a 16-yearold was amazing. The best thing about him is he is the same old gentleman he was in 1989 given he has achieved great cricketing success. Kris Srikkanth

I know he's retired from ODIs and T20s, but now when we sit in front of television (after his 20 0th Test) we will miss his presence altogether for the first time after 24 years. It was always going to be a difficult decision for him, but now that he's taken it we should respect it. Kiran More I thought he could have continued for one more year. But like Vijay Merchant (former India opener) had always said you should retire when people are asking why (did you retire) and not why not (retire). That's the way it is. Tendulkar is the greatest ever cricketer in the world. I don't think anyone can overtake his records and the phenomenal number of runs he has scored. He was also so humble and never responded to criticism, choosing to let his bat do the talking Ajit Wadekar

It's a perfect decision, I think, but still a very emotional thing for me. It was eventually his call. He has given so much pleasure to all of us for the last 24-25 years. He will always remain a legend of the game. Sameer Dighe

His schoolboy-like enthusiasm for the game is something I envy and admire. For the team he is the best available coaching manual. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

What he has done is set a benchmark for future generations which, probably, would be almost impossible for anyone to emulate. Rahul Dravid

There are two kind of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others. Andy Flower

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Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test match to be his last international game By Neil Joshi

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UMBAI: The script was in the making and the stage was being set for months together. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is finally all set to take his gloves off after the 200th Test match which will be played against West Indies most probably on his home turf – the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Tendulkar, 40, shared the limelight in 1988 for the first time with his childhood buddy Vinod Kambli with a magnificent 664 run partnership contributing 326 runs for his school Shardasharam. The partnership which was a world record for the callow 14-year-old boy stood the test of time for 18 years. Tendulkar who announced his retirement on Thursday had earlier called it quits in the one-day international format on December 23, 2012, and had announced that this year’s Indian Premier League and the Champions League would be his last venture with the Mumbai Indians. He had played a lone T20 against South Africa and then decided against playing in order to give opportunities to the younger lot. The master craftsman with over 50,000 runs to his credit in all forms of the game was emotional when he contacted the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s president N Srini-

vasan where he expressed that it would be hard to imagine a life without playing because that was the only thing that he had done since being an 11-year-old. “All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years. It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old,” said Tendulkar in a statement to the board president N Srinivasan. Tendulkar categorically stated in the letter that he was looking forward to playing on ‘his home soil’ added that representing India in the 662 international matches all over the would was an honour. “It’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test Match on home soil, as I call it a day,” Tendulkar added. He thanked the board for allowing him to decide about his international Test career and also expressed gratitude to his family and well-wishers for understanding his perspective. “I thank the BCCI for everything over the years and for permitting me to move on when my heart feels it's time! I thank my family for their patience and under-

Tendulkar’s retirement marks an end of a golden era: Pawar EW DELHI: Former BCCI President Sharad Pawar said that Sachin Tendulkar's decision to quit Test cricket marks the end of a golden era. "Sachin Tendulkar's decision to retire from Test cricket marks the end of a golden era for not only Indian cricket but of cricket world over. He strode the arena of cricket like a colossus and in his long innings, established many a milestones for himself and the game," Pawar, who was also the former ICC president, said. "His achievements are an inspiration to all cricketers who are in the

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"His single-minded devotion, love and enthusiasm for the game were the driving force in his achievements. He is greatly admired by all cricket playing nations and has an immense fan following cutting across all social and cultural boundaries," he said in a statement. Pawar, the Union Agriculture Minister, hoped that Tendulkar will continue to be associated with game and he will continue to be an cricket and contribute to the game inspiration for generations to come. in whatever capacity he can in the As a sportsman, the qualities and future. "He has been compared with the character which he displayed many greats of the game and is apboth on and off the field are exem- propriately termed as 'Don Bradman of modern cricket'.” plary.

standing. Most of all, I thank my fans and well-wishers who through their prayers and wishes have given me the strength to go out and perform at my best,” Tendulkar said. The Mumbai stalwart who debuted against the raging Pakistani seam attack in hostile conditions in the winter of 1989 managed only 15 runs in the match. His grit and determination was seen by the world during the Sialkot Test match when he was struck by a Waqar Younis bouncer but rubbed off the blood from his oozing nose and went on to strike 57 runs for India. However, his first century did not elude him for long, as in August next year, he charmed the audience at Old Trafford with a scintillating unbeaten 119 against the English. That was the day which got the master off to the road to a ‘Century of centuries’ which he crossed last year against minnows Bangladesh at Mirpur. It was this statistic that eluded him right through the World Cup. Tendulkar’s singular adaptility and delightful array of performances won him high regard not only from the Indian fraternity but also from the ‘Don’ [Sir Donald Bradman] himself. Although, he played at various positions in the one-day

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absolute joy to play against. Michael Vaughan

Privileged to have seen a child prodigy go on to become a true legend of the game from very close quarters. All the best Sachin." Sanjay Manjrekar

Received the news on Sachin's retirement with mixed feelings. A truly remarkable man -none like him exists, he is not only revered, worshiped. But he is someone I and billions look up to. Feel sad he will not be lighting up the field In the style we are so accustomed to. Lalit Modi


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EW DELHI: He was a member of the national selection panel that picked 16-yearold prodigy called Sachin Tendulkar for the tour of Pakistan in 1989 and to this day, 73-year-old Akash Lal remembers every minute detail of that meeting that changed the course of Indian cricket history. "It may be nearly 25 years since that selection meeting in Mumbai but I still remember it wasn't an unanimous decision. Ultimately, it went in favour of Sachin by 3-2 verdict and he was selected in the Indian team," Lal, who played 94 first-class matches for Delhi and Punjab in between 1957-1976, told PTI. The five-member committee that selected Tendulkar comprised chairman of selection committee Raj Singh Dungarpur, Akash Lal, Ramesh Saxena, Gundappa Viswanath and Naren Tamhane. "It's not fair to name them but at least two selectors were worried to

GCA also wants to host Tendulkar’s 200th Test: MCA sources

MUMBAI: The tug of war to host Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test is intensifying with the Gujarat Cricket Association, headed by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, also expressing interest in hosting it as per the BCCI's rotation policy. "I heard from GCA people that they are not going to let it go as it's their turn to host a Test after Karnataka State CA's as per the rotation system. GCA is full of people who are connected with BJP and they are not willing to let this golden opportunity slip out of their hands," said a top source in MCA. MCA has already written to the Cricket Board that since it was Tendulkar's 200th Test, the match against the West Indies should be held at the Wankhede Stadium here. Cricket Association of Bengal has also shown interest to conduct the match, after his announcement today that he will retire post that game.BCCI's programmes and fixtures committee is yet to meet after the Board's AGM to finalise the venues for the series involving two Test matches and three ODIs.

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Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammed Azaruddin during Tendulkar’s formative years in international cricket. blood a 16-year-old against the likes of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, who were the fastest bowlers during that time. Also

there was Imran Khan and Abdul Qadir," Lal fondly remembers. "But we argued that he had the technique to counter them and

younger we put him out there in the middle, longer he will serve the country," stated Lal, who feels that only Sunil Gavaskar and former England captain Peter May were at par when it came to technique against fast bowlers. Tamhane had the first glimpse of Tendulkar when he was playing a Kanga League game in Mumbai but he distinctly remembers the Irani Cup match where he scored a century for Rest of India with Gursharan Singh giving him company with a fractured wrist in order to help him complete his century. "It was a flawless knock from a 16-year-old. Each and every shot had an aristocratic value. What I found at that age was his dedication. There was nothing else that mattered apart from hard practice. He was humble and ready to learn. He has never spoken ill about anybody and not for once did he indulge in any politicking. That was hallmark of a great human being," he said.

Sachin Tendulkar best ever batsman ahead of Don Bradman in online polls than any other player, but he could not make it to the top 10 of ICC's career-best ranking system, whose complex algorithm ranks players by their achievements at the height of their form.

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ONDON: Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the greatest batsman of all time, ahead of Don Bradman and Brian Lara, in an online poll conducted by an English newspaper after the news of the Indian batting icon's retirement from Test cricket broke out on Thursday. 'The Telegraph' asked its readers to choose the best ever from among 10 batsmen -- Tendulkar, Bradman, Lara, Vivian Richards, Ricky Ponting,

Gary Sobers, Jacques Kallis, Len Hutton, Rahul Dravid and Allan Border. 2108 voted till 8:30pm IST and Tendulkar received 1,146 votes (54.36%), far ahead of Bradman -- who polled 558 (26.47%). Lara and Richards were distant third and fourth, garnering 132 (6.26%) and 118 (5.6%) respectively. The newspaper though said that Tendulkar might have gathered more runs and centuries in Test cricket

Tendulkar has 13 coins from his coach Ramakant Achrekar. He would win a coin if he got through an entire net session without being dismissed. Holds the unique distinction of scoring a century on debut in Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy. Tendulkar was a ball boy during the 1987 semi-final between India and England. There are two wards in New Delhi's Tihar Jail, one named after Tendulkar and another after Vinod Kambli. The duo shared a 664-run unbroken partnership in a school match. Tendulkar was the first player to be given out by the third umpire in an international game.

istan bowling in Chennai [136 runs] but lost out as his partners at the other end meekly submitted. He format, he maintained the twowent on to score his 51st Test cendown position for the most part of tury against the Proteas in Cape his amazing Test career. Tendulkar, in 1992 became the youngest crick- Lara, but his longevity on the cricket indomitable Australian line-up and Town in January 2011. With the cricketer getting on in eter to cross 1000 runs at the age of field cannot even be summarised in also the most prized scalp for the 19 years and 217 days. He then the statistics column. One of his Oz after the 1998 series when the years, the board arranged a home scored his first century on home most sensational knocks came on contest between spin wizard Shane series against West Indies after the turf in 1993 when he went hammer the unfriendly 22 yards of Newlands Warne and the sheer batting genius Indian tour of South Africa which and tongs against the Englishmen with Mohammed Azharuddin as spelt pure magic in Chennai. His the Master was going to miss. All hammering 24 fours and a six dur- they amassed 222 runs in 40 overs, most cherished knock also was on eyes will now be on Sachin as he the losing side when he singled bids adieu with his final salvo in ing his 165. despite ending on the losing side. He became a nightmare for the handedly took on the hostile Pak- Wankhede Stadium! He was often compared to Brian

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QUOTEHANGER It has left such a big hole to fill in the Indian Test batting line-up. It wouldn't be easy to replace him. See what happened after Laxman, Ganguly and Dravid retired, it would take time for the middle-order to gel. Number four position in Indian cricket has been with some of the greats. Whoever bats at number four, he is going to be under a lot of pressure and will have to live up to huge expectations. Sunil Gavaskar

It's the right decision and he has done it at the right time. I am very happy that he has done it before the start of the series. I will request the people of this country to come for these Two Test matches, whether in Kolkata or Mumbai, just to show their respect to this great man. Sourav Ganguly

It was coming for sure but I didn't have the clue as to when it was coming. But it's his decision and we must respect it. We should remember his playing career as something that always gave us joy and made us proud. I first saw him during a Hyderabad versus Mumbai Ranji match where he batted well. And then saw his daredevilry against Abdul Qadir from the dressing room. A lot of people had talent but what made him different was passion Mohammad Azharuddin

I think it's a bad day for Indian cricket, world cricket as well. We won't see Sachin any more in the playing kit. He is retiring on his own terms. Definitely, we always wanted to have Sachin's wicket. Every opposition looks forward to getting him out. Most of the times, he had won the battle. He was such a great player. Difficult to single out any moment. Muttiah Muralitharan

Sachin is the greatest cricketer India has produced and a fantastic role model for all cricketers with his demeanour on and off the field. He has set almost all the records in all formats and has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the game. I did not really expect him to retire. I thought he will play all through the year (season). He's chosen to go on a high after the 200th Test. Dilip Vengsarkar

I saw him during India's tour to Pakistan in 1989. I have never seen cricketer who took the game so seriously. On his first tour itself, he would not leave the practice field till the time the groundsman used to tell us that it’s was to wrap up. Chandu Borde

Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without a doubt -daylight second, Brian Lara third. Shane Warne He has been a genius when it comes to ability, a Trojan when it comes to work ethic and manic when it comes to his focus. Viv Richards

Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal... I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar. Brian Lara


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Berlocq 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) on the hardcourts at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena. Despite vocal support from a partisan crowd, Federer was bro-

ken midway through the second set but he broke back, sealing the game with an overhead smash. Monfils, clad in bright orange, drew first blood in the tie-break but cru-

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EW DELHI: Unruffled by the administrative wrangling in the national federation and unconcerned about the tough new rules that await them, a 10-member Indian boxing team, including comeback-man Vijender Singh, will leave tomorrow for the World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan starting October 14.

India will compete under the International Boxing Association’s flag due to the provisional suspension on the Indian Boxing Federation. “Let’s see how things go, in such big events, you can never really say whether a medal is there or not. More than 500 boys from all over the world, we hope to put our best foot forward and hope for the best,”

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HANGHAI: Roger Federer crashed out of the Shanghai Masters today at the hands of flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils — another damaging defeat in a miserable season for the Swiss great. Monfils went toe-to-toe with the 17-time Grand Slam champion during a feast of attacking tennis, eventually emerging on top 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3. Federer, playing his first tournament since the US Open, started in the worst possible way, limply losing his first service game to immediately hand the initiative to Monfils, who went on to take the opener. Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal moved into the quarterfinals, The reigning Shanghai champion and former world No. 1 Djokovic drubbed Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3, while the secondseeded, newly-crowned No. 1 Nadal beat Argentine Carlos

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national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said after the 10 boxers underwent light training at the Karnail Singh Stadium here today. “We have been training hard but we haven’t competed too much due to the suspension. Let’s see how things pan out,” added the team’s Cuban coach Bas Iglesias Fernandes.

cially put a relatively straightforward forehand long when he had a chance to engineer match points, allowing Federer back into the set and the Swiss made no mistake. With both players sticking to a plan of all-out attack, Monfils grabbed the initiative, breaking to take a 3-1 lead and managed to save the break points that Federer carved out before going on to seal the match. Federer, who made early exits at Wimbledon and the US Open, came to Shanghai seeking much-needed points as he bids to reach next month’s World Tour Finals, which he has won a record six times. Earlier, seventh seed JoWilfried Tsonga brushed aside Kei Nishikori to reach the quarter-finals as Juan Martin del Potro progressed with a walkover. The powerful Tsonga had a battle on his hands early on against the Japanese 12th seed but came out on top winning 7-6 (7/5), 6-0.

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YDNEY: The decision-review technology known as Hot Spot has been dumped just weeks before Australia’s Ashes series against England, reports said. The controversial infrared camera system has been dropped by the host broadcaster due to costs, Hot Spot’s Australian inventor Warren Brennan told Fairfax Media. The decision-review device, which uses heat sensors and infrared cameras to detect contact between the ball, bat and pads, will now not feature in the showpiece five-Test series, beginning at Brisbane’s Gabba ground on November 21. “It’s their decision and that’s what’s been communicated to us. As far as I’m concerned, it is final,” Brennan said. “We’re just moving on with things. Channel Nine have got a new deal with Cricket Australia which I know has cost them a lot more money. I gather there had to be some restructuring of costs.” The development leaves the ball-tracking component, Eagle Eye, audio evidence picked up by stump microphones and slow-motion replays as the remaining tools at the disposal of the third official for decision reviews in the Ashes. Trust in the Hot Spot technology was severely tested during the first leg of the back-to-back Ashes series won 3-0 by England in July-August. While match umpires were criticised for poor decisions, Hot Spot was at the centre of a succession of contentious verdicts involving fine edges.


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