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Azad Shrivastav | ADC


State Home Minister R.R. Patil along with CP Satyapal Singh at the launch of ‘Mumbai Ke Liye Ek Minute’, a campaign to create alertness among the citizens, at the Police Club, on Monday.

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By Suyash Padate


ven as Home minister R R Patil told reporters yesterday that he had directed the police officials to issue a notice to the Mandal in charge of Lalbaugcha Raja that “stern action” would be initiated against their volunteers for misbehaving with women devotees, a volunteer assaulted and roughed up a police sub-inspector last night. PSI Ashok Sarmaye, attached to the BKC police station in Bandra East was on duty at Gate no.2 of the Continued on pg 8 «


22 vehicles worth several crores of rupees, seized by EOW, go up in flames under Magathane Flyover

Vishwanath Salian | ADC

By Zuber Ansari

Plainclothes police officials inspecting the site of the burnt vehicles, yesterday.


wenty two vehicles in possession of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for the past three years and parked under the Magathane flyover on Western Express Highway, were mysteriously gutted in a huge fire that broke out last night. The vehicles had been seized in 2010 after the EOW had registered a case of cheating against the Panvel-based Sai Tours and Travels. According to a police official from Kasturba police station, “Sai Tours used to buy vehicles on installments from banks and sell them against full payment to the other customers.” Of the 22 vehicles, 13 were four-wheelers, while the rest were two and three wheelers. Continued on pg 8 «

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CITY BMC orders for closure of unauthorised constructions in Shubhada, Sukhada hsg societies


ter and now governor of Punjab Shivraj Patil, state Congress chief our months after the BMC is- Manikrao Thakare, NCP vice-presisued notices under the Maha- dent Anna Dange, former minister rashtra Regional and Town of state Pratap Singh Mohite Patil, Planning Act (MRTP) to 10 politi- former state Congress chief Ranjit cians who own properties in Shub- Deshmukh (who is also the chairhada and Sukhada co-operative man of Shubhada society). After the said shops were allotted housing societies in Worli, for illegally converting convenience stores to these politicians and others by into offices and even gymnasiums, the Society, they were made into the BMC has issued orders to stop commercial offices, luxury showthe unauthorised usage, and vide rooms and expensive commercial its letter has, accordingly, in- gyms. Except Patangrao Kadam, all got structed the designated officer to the notices in April for alterations take action. According to a complaint filed by on the ground floor of Shubhada activist Amit Maru, “This land allot- after the lodging of a complaint in ted to senior politicians was ear- the matter by activist Amit Maru, marked for police facilities and was through the Legal Notice issued by occupied by the politicians’ society advocate Y.P. Singh. Kadam got one through the removal by the state notice for amalgamating three government of a police maternity shops in Sukhada into a gymnahospital and police barracks for sium. Pawar received two notices. jawans. Permission was granted to One is for his firm, Non-Con Enerthe Society to construct small shops called convenience shops on this land. As per the rules, these shops are for the specified daily needs of the local communities, such as kirana shops, milk shops etc. Once the shops were constructed, the same were allotted to senior politicians.” The 10 politicians are: deputy chief minister and irrigation minister Ajit Pawar, deputy leader of BJP in the Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde, state’s relief and rehabilitation and forest minister Patangrao Kadam, food and civil supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, his son Salil Deshmukh, former Union home minis-


OPINIONS Do you think, this year, the Ganesh festivities lack lustre? Bhai Mirlekar Social activist This year, the enthusiasm is considerably low as compared to last year. It is probably because of the marketing and the commercialization of the Ganesh festival. Siddharth Kumar Financial expert This year, the enthusiasm is low. I think, it might be because of inflation and its cascading effects. People have no excess money to spend. Mihir Pandya BPO Executive Actually, enthusiasm was the same, only the problem was that people tried to avoid crowded places like major Ganesh mandals. Otherwise, everything was normal. Bhushan Joshi Insurance executive Yes, the enthusiasm was low-key this year. Due to the rise in prices of all essential items, people have no money left to make merry. I feel the enthusiasm was bit low. Kajal Gohil Housewife Things have gone from bad to worse while making both ends meet.Domestic tensions affect celebrations.

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Dilip Kumar stable A

is stable. In view of his advanced age and post bypass status, he needs close monitoring in the ICU”, said the statement. He is under the care of Cardiologist Dr. Nitin Gokhale.

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By Philip Varghese

Sahay still critical dditional Director General of Police (Addl DG) of Maharashtra Police, Ranjit Kumar Sahay, who had reportedly attempted suicide on Saturday night by setting himself ablaze and had been admitted to the Bombay Hospital at 11.30 p.m. with 55 per cent burns, is critical even after two days of the incident. “He is critical and on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It will take at least three to four days for him to be declared

gies, converting shops 10 and 11 in Shubhada into a gymnasium and the other is for converting Shop 6 into an office. Munde got one notice for his firm NV Distilleries for combining a shop and a basement room into an office. Maru said, “Notwithstanding all such notices, except for BJP leader Gopinath Munde, who closed his office being operated illegally, and who proposed to use the place as a clinic for his daughter, many other politicians seem to have not complied with such statutory directives. After pursuing the matter in right earnest for months together with the legal assistance of advocate Abha Singh, finally the BMC has issued orders to stop this unauthorised usage, and vide its letter on August 31, 2013 the civic body has, accordingly, instructed the designated officer to take action.”

Niranjan Hiranandani to take over as chairman of Priyadarshni Academy By A Staff Reporter


iranjan Hiranandani, founder and MD, Hiranandani Constructions, will take over chairmanship of Priyadarshni Academy, one of the most prominent NGOs in Mumbai, effective September 19, 2013.

Nanik Rupani, its founder, and chairman for the past 29 years will be its Chairman Emeritus, devoting more time to publishing books containing ancient Indian wisdom, in order to reach an international audience. This has been his passion for some time. Priyadarshni Academy, a non-profit, socio-cultural and educational non¬governmental organization was set up in 1985. Hiranandani is currently the academy's vice-chairman and managing director of the Hiranandani Group of Companies, the group is today considered as a producer of best quality housing and commercial premises in the country. Apart from construction, the group has diversified into education, horticulture, hospitality, entertainment and retail. It has forayed into the Healthcare sector with the Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Super Specialty Hospital at Powai.

State has only 22pc conviction in rape cases

By A Staff Reporter ccording to a statement released by Lilavati Hospital, where veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted when he experienced discomfort in the chest, the actor had suffered a myocardial infarction on Sunday. “He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital yesterday (Sunday) at around 9:30 pm in the ICU. All treatment as per protocol was instituted. At present his condition


By Philip Varghese

Yes, that’s the CM’s office! He has installed this system in order to immediately answer to the NCP’s constant criticism.

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off the critical list. His burns are being dressed and he is on antibiotics and fluids. Once he gets better, he might require grafting. But first his condition has to improve. Grafting and all will come later,” said Dr. Sagar Sakle, spokesperson, Bombay Hospital.


n the day the fast-track court in Delhi convicted four men for the December 16 brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a private bus in the national capital, it has been revealed that the conviction rate of rape cases registered by the Mumbai Police in the last ten years has been just around 22 per cent. This was revealed in a reply by the State Home Department to a Right to Information (RTI) query by activist Mansoor Umer Darvesh on the number of rape cases registered in each police station in Mumbai, the number of rapists arrested and the numbers of rapists convicted during the period from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2012. “I had written a letter under the RTI to the Home Department in December last year asking for the number of rape cases registered in the Mumbai police’s jurisdiction. It took more than six months for the police to reply to my RTI query and some

shocking revelations have been reported. Nearly 1631 rape cases were registered with the Mumbai Police in the last ten years and more than 2072 persons were arrested of which only 346 were convicted. This comes to an average conviction rate of 22 percent”, Darvesh said. According to the RTI reply, the Malwani Police Station registered the highest number of rape cases with 54 cases and 67 persons arrested of which only four persons were convicted. Sakinaka registered 51 rape cases in which 51 accused were arrested and eight were convicted. Another 50 cases were registered in Nagpada wherein 93 persons were arrested of which only three persons were convicted. Interestingly, the Yellow Gate Police Station registered no rape case in ten years. Darvesh further said, “I have written another letter to the state government asking them to open more fast-track courts so that justice is delivered at the earliest”.

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Something curious this way comes! Our reporter Vishnudas Sheshrao, just back from a little holiday in Nepal when he spent most of his time trying to retrace the footsteps of arrested terrorism suspect Yasin Bhatkal, cannot get over the quaintness of police stations and railway stations on the RuxaulNepal border. He says: “Before this, I had seen replicas of Bihar police stations only in Bollywood movies. Ruxual station is another matter. It looks very good indeed. From the railway station to the police station is 1.5 km and the cycle riksha is the only mode of public travel. But I had to go to the place from where Bhatkal was supposedly arrested. The rikshaw moved slowly along a rutted road with deep, water-filled potholes and a long traffic jam of oil tankers heading towards Nepal. “The police station looked like a British-era barrack from the front, three rooms in a row. A man wearing a lungi-baniyan came out of the first room. He had a datuan in his mouth and was chewing it, a neem twig that is used instead of a tooth-brush in these parts. There were some people in the room he left, sleeping, and sitting. “Two men in plain clothes were

saw that I had seen, at which point he just picked it up and put the note into his shirt pocket. But he did say Bhatkal had been arrested at a place called Nahar Chowk. “I searched for the ‘daroga’ through the office once again but he was nowhere to be found, so I left for Nahar Chowk, the place where Bhatkal was supposedly arrested. It is a featureless place with a crossroads, some mechanics shops, a sweets and savoury shop. It was hard to imagine why he would ever visit there in the first place.”

No-one wants your holiday gifts, thank you!

You know the way we Indians go on holiday, and then, probably driven by guilt for those we leave behind, proceed to buy a whole lot of expensive stuff for relatives and friends? You can now officially stop. Skyscanner, the people who keep doing studies and surveys on travel habits, has carried out one that reveals that put of 1,000 Indian travellers surveyed, 20 per cent have admitted to passing on unwanted holiday gifts to someone else, mostly to charity.

Rare sightings indeed! At the Levo restaurant in Model Town, Andheri, yesterday evening, as it thundered and rained, Smita Thackeray’s son Rahul got engaged to his childhood sweetheart Aditi Redkar at a lavish ceremony to which much of Bollywood had been invited – and came. The young girl looked beautiful and the once very visible Mrs. Thackeray herself, now much lower key, looked almost as good. It’s nice to see the MNS chief Raj Thackeray taking time off to attend something so personal. Apparently, the engagement comes after ten years of knowing each other, so no surprises ahead for the young couple, just very good wishes and the hope of a happy ever after, says occasional contributor Faisal Saif.

One thing that is interesting is that 27 per cent of the travellers surveyed said that they have spent between INR 5000 - 10,000 on the purchase of holiday gifts, while 24 per cent of the travellers admitted to having dished out anywhere between INR 2,000 - 5,000 on gifts for others. Only five per cent admitted to spending less than INR 500 on holiday gifts. Know what we think? They were probably lying. Who really wants to spend on rubbish for others? And now the good news is – we don’t have to! At least the Ruxaul railway station does not disappoint, a quaint-looking piece of modern architecture that looks old.

sitting in chairs in the front of another room. A middle-aged couple stood in front of them. One of the men shouted at our riksha driver, “Inhe kahe idhar laye?” It sounded very arrogant and unwelcoming. “‘Huzur, sawari bola, thana chalo”, said the poor driver. “Resting my luggage at the pillar, I approached the man. “Kya kam hai?” he asked. I said I wanted to talk. What about, he wanted to know. Where was his senior, I asked. To which he replied that he was the assistant police inspector, the daroga, the senior. He toned down, very slightly when he saw the card, but said disgustedly, “When you people (journalists) get hold of something, you don’t give up. He did not mean it as a compliment. He did not, for he returned the card and said I would have to speak to the SP sahib if I still wanted information. Now I have to get back to my work, he declared. The poor old couple still stood awkwardly in front of the desk. The old man pushed a 100-rupee note forward. The plain clothes clerk tried to cover it with a notebook but

Though 40 per cent of the travellers surveyed admitted to never receiving an unwanted holiday gift, of those who did, 16 per cent of women have said it was cheap jewellery and 10 per cent of men admitted that food and fake DVDs topped their list of holiday gift disappointments. So what did they do with them? Apparently 46 per cent of the younger generation said they just shoved them out of sight in cupboards to avoid the extreme measure of chucking them away. Other recipients at least gave them away, wither to other “friends”, or to charity. The result of the survey goes on to further reveal that it is not just the receiver who regrets the wasted efforts of items purchased overseas. Nearly 30 per cent of Indian travellers said they never picked up gifts for their bosses followed by office colleagues. Around 18 per cent admitted they hated picking stuff for family and friends because who wants to lug around all that heavy baggage and then find out that your giftee hated the gift anyway.

playgroup-sized chairs and smashing them? What are these parents going to teach their own children in future about respect and discipline and the calm strength of debate? Among the nine people arrested so far for the vandalism, there are two sets of parents! One is the

owner of a stall near the school who actually shut shop and joined in the vandalism, as did his wife. Now they hide their faces from the public like the felons that they are. In other nations, there is still the concept of name and shame. Here it would seem like it is name and fame. Vishwanath Salian | ADC

How does that work?

Schoolgirl Oindrila Das is locked in a toilet by her seniors in a Christian school in Kolkata’s Dum Dum for the whole day. They want money from her. She is understandably traumatised. She goes home, is so disturbed that her parents take her to a psychiatrist who gives her an injection. Shortly after, she dies in a hospital. The next day the school is closed on account of the child’s death. Some parents who knew nothing about the incident came to the school with their wards. The story spreads with lots of mirchmasala. A mob gathers outside the gate. They break into the school, ransack the place, force the principal to resign and even then, would like her delivered over to them. Luckily the police got off their butts and did something – took her into custody. She is in jail with seven counts of the IPC thrown at her. So serious is the damage that the school shuts down for now. So, when are we going to find out how the child died? When will we find out what drives parents to such perfidy? When are we going to forget the pictures of women who should know better, picking up

We’re not sure what the sadhu, captured at the corner of Capitol Cinema opposite CST, thinks of Anushka Sharma offering the world the benefit of 3G at really low rates. Probably, what does all this have to do with the fact that it’s raining, I’m wet and Mumbai is very far from nirvana.

04 CHANGE OF NAME I Mrs. Leela Tajuddin Kutty have changed my name to Mrs. Leela Thomas Kunju as per Govt. Gazette No. U-31519 dated August 29th September 4, 2013. C-16482 I Tajuddin Kunju Kutty have changed my name to Thomas Kunju Kutty as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-31521 dated August 29September 4, 2013. C-16483 I Miss Sajana Tajuddin Kutty have changed my name to Sajana Anna Thomas as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-31520 dated August 29September 4, 2013. C-16484 I Miss Mohammed Saleena Taj have changed my name to Miss Celina Elsa Thomas as per Maharashtra Gazette U-31522 dated August 29-September 4, 2013. C-16485 I Rahul Hiralal Bube have changed my name to Rahul Hiralal Dubey as per deed poll Affidavit. C-16490 I Shobhaben Shantilal Shah have changed my name to Shobha Manoj Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 14/09/13. C-16491 I Manojkumar Ratilal Shah have changed my name to Manoj Ratilal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 14/09/13. C-16492 I Mrs. Chhaya Manohar Bhere/Narvekar have changed my minor daughter’s name from Ms. Ankita Manohar Bhere to Ms. Ankita Manohar Narvekar as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 14/09/13. C-16493 I Ravishankar Siddhinath Upadhyaya have changed my name to Ravishankar Siddhinath Upadhyay as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 11/09/13. C-16494 I Miss. Bina Jayantilal Shah have changed my name to Mrs. Beena Prakash Bhardwaj as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 16/09/13. C-16495 I Mr. Nanubhai Parbhubhai Panchal have changed my name to Mr. Nanubhai Prabhubhai Panchal as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 14/09/13. C-16496 I Mr. R Rajakannu have changed my name to Mr. Rajkannu Shetty as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 16/09/13. C-16497 I Meena Subramani Mule have changed my name to Meenakshi Ghansham Dnyanmothe as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 16/09/13. C-16498

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Manishaben Premji Shah, to ‘Manisha Premji Shah’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 28914) Dated: 22/08/2013. C-16499 I have changed my name from Prakruti Kishor Salot, to ‘Prakruti Kishore Salot’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X- 6791) Dated: 27/06/2013. C-16500 I have changed my name from Mahamad Jakir Haji Yusuf Meman, to ‘Jakir Haji Yusuf Meman’ as per Affidavit Dated: 16/09/2013. C-16501 I have changed my name from Fatema Imdadali Jaorawala to Fatema Imran Jaorawala as per Court Affidavit dated: 16/9/2013. C-16502 I have changed my name from Imdadali Ebrahimbhai Jaorawala to Imran Ebrahimbhai Jaorawala as per Court Affidavit dated: 16/9/2013. C-16503 I have changed my name from Jain Dineshkumar Kalulal to Bohara Dinesh Kalulal as per Affidavit. C-16504 I have changed my name from Bohara Dihesh Kalulal to Bohara Dinesh Kalulal as per Affidavit. C-16505 I have changed my name from Jain Dinesh Kalulal to Bohara Dinesh Kalulal as per Affidavit. C-16506 I have changed my name from Jain Anjana Dinesh to Bohara Anjana Dinesh as per Affidavit. C-16507 I have changed my name from Chaplot Anjanakumari Shantilal to Bohara Anjana Dinesh as per Affidavit. C-16508 I have changed my name from Bohara Anjanadevi Dinesh to Bohara Anjana Dinesh as per Affidavit. C-16509 I have changed my name from Jain Janvi Dinesh to Bohara Janvi Dinesh as per Affidavit. C-16510 I have changed my name from Susmita Keshavlal Vankar to Sushmita Keshavlal Vankar as per Affidavit dated 22nd April 2013. C-16511 I have changed my name from Joaquim Milagres Mascarenhas to Joaquim Sunil Mascarenhas, as per the Affidavit. C-16512 I have changed my name from Hamza Hanif Piyaraji to Hamza Hanif Piyarji as per deed poll Affidavit. C-16513 I have changed my name from Farzin to Farzin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16514

I have changed my name from Kaniz Fatima to Kaniz Fatima Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16515 I have changed my name from Md. Shabaaz Mohd.Hasan Memon to Mohammed Sohail Mohd Hasan Memon as per Affidavit dt: 17/09/2013. C-16516 I have changed my name from Suresh Natawarlal Shah to Sureshchandra Natawarlal Shah as per Affidavit dated 16thSeptember, 2013. C-16517 I have changed my name from Vidyut Sureshchandra Shah to Vidhyut Sureshchandra Shah as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16518 I have changed my name from Jyotsna Sureshchandra Shah to Jyotsana Sureshchandra Shah as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16519 I have changed my name from Sangeeta Mahadeo Samant to Vrushali Dhananjay Prabhudesai as per Affidavit dated 15th June, 2013. C-16520 I have changed my name from Sushiladevi Agarwal to Shantidevi Agarwal as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16521 I have changed my name from Upendra Nath Chaturvedi to Upendra Chaturvedi as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16522

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 I have changed my name from Valerine Simon Gomes to Valerian Simon Gomes as per Affidavit. C-16530

I have changed my name from Osama Tariq Ahmed Ansari to Osama Tariq Ansari as per Affidavit. C-16547

I have changed my name from Dineshkumar Bhagvanbhai Varma to Dinesh Bhagvanbhai Verma as per Affidavit. C-16564

I have changed my name from Pradnya Yatin Kadam to Pradnya Santosh Kokate as per Affidavit. C-16531

I have changed my name from Vashdeo Khemchand Chhabria to Vashdev Khemchand Chhabria as per Affidavit. C-16548

I have changed my name from Intazar Ahmed to Intezar Ahmed Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-16565

I have changed my name from Akshaya Pratap Shetty to Akshay Pratap Shetty as per Affidavit. C-16532

I have changed my name from Sheikh Nafiza Khatoon to Sheikh Nafiza Maleq as per Affidavit. C-16549

I have changed my name from Ananda Dulba Raut to Anandrao Dulba Raut as per Affidavit. C-16533

I have changed my name from Rajesh Devisingh Chawhan to Rajesh Devisingh Chauhan as per Affidavit. C-16550

I have changed my name from Farida Begum Hasan Miya Dakhwe to Farida Manzoor Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16534

I have changed my name from Sanjay Kumar Chaurasiya to Sanjay Lalbahadur Chaurasiya as per Affidavit. C-16551

I have changed my name from Mohamed Salim Mohd Gulam Shaikh to Salim Jani Gulam Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16535

I have changed my name from Gandhiji Rajeshyam Gajelli to Gandhi as per Affidavit. C-16552

I have changed my name from Manzoor Ahmed Abdul Rehman Shaikh to Manzoor Abdul Rehman Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16536 I have changed my name from Partima Kumari Sah to Pratima Prasad as per Affidavit. C-16537 I have changed my name from Rauniyar Pratima Kumari to Pratima Prasad as per Affidavit. C-16538

I have changed my name from Mohammad Atique Mohammad Kabir to Mohammad Atiqullah Mohammad Kabir as per Affidavit. C-16553 I have changed my name from Sumeet Rajkumar Agarwal to Sumit Rajkumar Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-16554 I have changed my name from Praful Prabhu Dayal Sharma to Praful Prakash Sharma as per Affidavit. C-16555

I have changed my name from Ramchandar to Ramchandra Varma as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16523

I have changed my name from Balkrushna Ramchandra Matwandkar to Balkrishan Ramchandra Matwandkar as per Affidavit. C-16539

I have changed my name from Rimpal Hemraj Parmar to Rimple Hemraj Parmar as per Affidavit. C-16556

I have changed my name from Bharat to Bharat Varma as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16524

I have changed my name from Jaminabai Ratansi to Jamuna Ratansi Bhanushali as per Affidavit. C-16540

I have changed my name from Surabhi Krishna to Surabhi Balakrishnan Nair as per Affidavit. C-16557

I have changed my name from Kisankumar Patel to Kisan Patel as per Affidavit dated 16th September, 2013. C-16525

I have changed my name from Ritaben Bhailal Gandhi to Rita Sunil Shah as per Affidavit. C-16541

I have changed my name from Kamala Saumya Bulusu to Saumya Bulusu as per Affidavit. C-16558

I have changed my name from Meetaben Sanjaybhai Mehta to Meeta Sanjay Mehta as per Affidavit. C-16542

I have changed my name from Anjappa to Anjappa Kandkur as per Affidavit. C-16559

We Mr. Pradipta Kishore Panda & Mrs. Soni Mishra have changed name of our minor son from Aryan Mishra to Aryan Panda as per Affidavit dated 13th September, 2013. C-16526 I have changed my name from Bobby Benjamin to Bobby Ronald Murzello as per Affidavit. C-16527 I have changed my name from Mohammed Rizwan Mohiuddin to Rizwan Mohiuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16528 I have changed my name from Eledridge Valerine Gomes to Eldridge Valerian Gomes as per Affidavit. C-16529

I have changed my name from Dhirajlal Devshi Gada to Dhiraj Devshi Gada as per Affidavit. C-16543 I have changed my name from Prakashkumar Devshi Gada to Prakash Devshi Gada as per Affidavit. C-16544 I have changed my name from Sanjaykumar Manilal Mehta to Sanjay Manilal Mehta as per Affidavit. C-16545 I have changed my name from Sanjaybhai Manilal Mehta to Sanjay Manilal Mehta as per Affidavit. C-16546

I have changed my name from Anupriya Arvind Kumar Gupta to Shivhare Anupriya Mahesh as per Affidavit. C-16560 I have changed my name from Rahil Riyaz to Rahil Riyaz Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16561 I have changed my name from Shahida Kasam Mansoori to Shahida Kasam Mansuri as per Affidavit. C-16562 I have changed my name from Shayada Kasam Mansuri to Shahida Mohammed Razi Alam Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16563

I have changed my name from Husna Zahir Ahmed to Husna Intezar Ahmed Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-16566 I have changed my name from Chunawala Mohammed Asif Abdul Habib to Chunawala Asif Abdul Habib Ali as per Affidavit. C-16567 I have changed my name from Sudhina to Sudeena Aravindan as per Affidavit. C-16568 I have changed my name from Farogh Bano to Farogh Mohammed Sabir Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16569 I have changed my name from Avindhan Vishwanathan Panickar to Aravindan Vishwanathan as per Affidavit. C-16570 I have changed my name from Kamaljeet Kaur Sablok to Kamaljeet Kaur Samlok as per Affidavit. C-16571 I have changed my name from Gurcharan Singh Sablok to Gurcharan Singh Samlok as per Affidavit. C-16572 I have changed my name from Surinder Singh Sablok to Surinder Singh Samlok as per Affidavit. C-16573 I have changed my name from Resham Kaur to Resham Kaur as per Affidavit. C-16574 I changed my name from Rekha Vijay Raut to Pornima Vijay Raut as per Affidavit. C-16575 I have changed my name from Pushpavati Kamble to Pushpawati Priyadarshan Kamble as per Affidavit. C-16576 I have changed my name from Pryadarshan Shankarrao Kamble to Priyadarshan Shankarrao Kamble as per Affidavit. C-16577 I have changed my name from Priyadarshan Shankarrao Kable to Priyadarshan Shankarrao Kamble as per Affidavit. C-16578 I have changed my name from Shantilal Ramdas Mozar to Shantilal Ramdas Thakkar as per Affidavit. C-16579

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BMC, where is their chikki?

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By Vishnudas Sheshrao


enior civic officials have confirmed that poor students studying in the municipal schools in the city will have to wait another three months (they have already waited from June) before chikki makes its appearance on their menu. It was supposed to have replaced flavoured milk as the latter had caused a food poisoning scare among the students. What is worse, officials are afraid that distribution of this simple, tasty form of nutrition, comprising largely groundnuts and jaggery, will be subject to market availability, in view of the huge quantities required for the 400,000 children studying in its schools in the city and the extended suburbs. In other words, it is not sure whether students will get chikki at all

this academic year. Additional Municipal Commissioner (education) Mohan Adtani confirmed that his office had received suggestions and objections from the public through the education department regarding the procurement policy for chikki.”

He added, “In the next a day or two, a procurement policy will be framed and the procurement process will start.” Way back on February 4, Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte had declared a budget of Rs.132 crore for the routine annual supply of

Give us this day our proper classrooms! LLM students at the varsity left in the lurch for want of seating accommodation in classrooms class, as it cannot accommodate all the students at a single time, and even if the students can be accommodated, seating arrangement is not possible for all of them. Across Mumbai, MU is the only institute offering the LLM degree. Every year around 600-800 students take admissions for the course in the varsity. This year the institute has 1,000 students for the course; 600 students are in the first year and 400 in the second year. The varsity has one classroom for each 100 students for each year, that is, six classrooms for 600 students in the first year and four classrooms for 400 students in the second year. A student, who did not wished to be named, says, “The classrooms allotted by the varsity for the LLM course are small and cannot accommodate all the students. For 100 students there are only six chairs, and the classroom is also occupied with official papers and documents. How are we supposed to attend the lectures?” Last year, another issue was raised as the LLM question papers and syllabus were not set or taught in Marathi; it was only after the Just 6 chairs for 100 students! ADC reported the issue that Mumbai University (MU) declared that the LLM examination By Yatin Ingle question papers will be printed in Marathi. It hile the Mumbai University (MU) is is also working on teaching LLM in Marathi. When ADC spoke to Ashok Yande, Head of crossing the 50,000 mark for admissions to its correspondence courses, it is yet to look Department, Law, he said, “Students are sufdeeper into the full-fledged courses it offers. fering the problem in the classrooms due to Being the only institute to offer Masters of the renovation work going on in the Fort camLaw (LLM), it has more than 600 students pus of the MU. As soon as the renovation pursuing the course but only 6 chairs in each work is carried out, this issue will be sorted classroom for the students. These are also out. We have also written to the Vice-Chanloaded with papers besides being too small! cellor to allot us classrooms in the Kalina The discomfort caused by the classrooms campus so that all the students can be achave forced the students to be left out of the commodated comfortably in classrooms”.




ultra heated milk in tetra packs for students. However, several cases of food poisoning, believed to be stemming from the supply of the milk in 2009 and 2010, increasing in severity this year in March, led to the current decision to provide chikki to the children. This was decided after a committee of experts, including doctors and nutritionists, studied the problem. Now for the last eight months there has been very little movement of the file. Last month, three months after the start of this academic year, the civic body published a notice on its website seeking feedback from the public regarding the procurement plan for the humble chikki. Education officials said that that the deadline for this was up on September 14, (last Saturday) and that they have presented

the data feedback to the office of the Additional Municipal Commissioner (education) who will take a final decision on the process of procurement. Meanwhile, the Rs 100 crore allotted for the purchase of chikki continues to swell the coffers of the BMC for nearly six months. According to sources, the civic administration had de-

liberately postponed the tender process for vested interests of multiple members. Now the administration is reportedly planning to buy chikki from the open market instead of through a competitive tender process. Even so, students will have to wait for more than three months for their chikki.

‘Vested in the tender’


aharashtra Navnirman Sena councilor Sandip Deshpande has alleged that a Bharatiya Janata Party councilor has vested interests in the tender and that is why it has been postponed otherwise it is annual and routine process. He refused to mention the name.

Deshpande said, “The Sena is quiet as its alliance partner has interests in the tenders and the worst thing is that the Congress party has no interest in the proceedings of the corporation. The leader of the Opposition in the BMC, Dnyanraj Nikam is hardly seen or heard in the meetings.”

RInfra to be cheaper power supplier By Prashant Hamine

Rs.1.99 lakh per month in comparison with the ith the new Multi-Year monthly bills for the same Tariff (MYT) order of consumption issued by the Maharashtra Electricity other distribution utilities in Regulatory Commission the same area. In terms of percentage (MERC) for Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) coming points on savings, the coninto effect from September sumers can save on their 1, RInfra will be a cheaper power bills from six per cent power supplier for con- to 80 per cent depending sumers, on its own distribu- upon the categories the contion network. The tariff sumers fall in. The new tariff order will be a boon for order is especially beneficial high-end consumers in for industry, commercial, Mumbai who are supplied group housing societies, power on RInfra distribution temporary supply connetwork. These consumers sumers, commercial and low will be in the range of a tension industry consumers consumption Rs.958 to and advertisements and


hoardings. The new tariff regime brings huge relief particularly to high tension industry consumers (17 per cent), commercial (19 per cent), temporary supply (41 per cent) and Advertisements and Hoardings (80 per cent). RInfra sources stated that the benefit of cheaper power procurement coupled with the cost competitive distribution network will be passed on to consumers. Sources added that the reduced tariff rates might well see consumers flocking back to RInfra considering the potential huge savings.



I have changed my name from Pushpawati Priyadarshan Kable to Pushpawati Priyadarshan Kamble as per Affidavit. C-16580

I Mr. Abdul Wahid Qureshi have changed my minor daughter’s name from Miss. Shamama Abdul Wahid Qureshi to Miss. Fatimah Abdul Wahid Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-16598

I have changed my name from Mohd Soharab Mohammad Jabbar Khan to Soharab Mohammad Jabbar Iderisi As Per Affidavit 16/09/13. C-16616

I have changed my name from Laik Ahmed to Laik Ateeq Ahmed Siddiki as per Affidavit. C-16581

I have changed my name from Saleha Muneer Shekh to Saliya Nizamuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16599

I have changed my name from Saba Shakeel to Saba Ali as per Affidavit dated: 17 Sept 2013. C-16617

I have changed my name from Mohammed Ali Hashimi to Mohammed Ali Hashmi as per Affidavit. C-16582

I have changed my name from Mohmad Asif Abdul Sunasara to Mohammed Asif Abdul Rashid Sunasara as per deed pool Affidavit dated 16/09/2013. C-16600

I have changed my name from Manisha Dayaldas Karamchandani to Prerna Neelesh Gwalani as per Affidavit dated: 17 Sept 2013. C-16618

I have changed my name from Manjurali Hashimi to Manzoor Ali Munshi Hashmi as per Affidavit. C-16583 I have changed my name from Nazama to Najmabanu Manzoor Ali Hashmi as per Affidavit. C-16584 I have changed my name from Sandeepkumar Manilal Prajapati to Sandeep Manilal Prajapati as per Affidavit. C-16585 I have changed my name from Garishma Vinod Sharma to Grishma Vinod Sharma as per Affidavit. C-16586 I have changed my name from Mazhar Ali to Mohammad Mazhar Mohammad Idris Ansari as per Affidavit. C-16587 I have changed my name from Ansari Afjal Ahmad Mohammad Usman to Afjal Mohammad Usman Ansari as per Affidavit. C-16588 I have changed my name from Abdussamad Hubbe Ali Ansari to Abdul Samad Hubbe Ali Ansari as per Affidavit. C-16589 I have changed my name from Niddhi Sanjay Chauhan to Nidhi Sanjay Chauhan as per Affidavit. C-16590 I have changed my name from Mobin Mohamed Ayyub Ansari to Mohamed Mobin Mohamed Ayyub Ansari as per Affidavit. C-16591 I have changed my name from Sajid Mohammad Amin to Sajid Mohammad Amin Ansari as per Affidavit. C-16592 I have changed my name from Vrindalal Ramadulare Yadav to Ravi Ramdulare Yadav as per Affidavit. C-16593 I have changed my name from Kamal Kadar Shaikh to Mustafa- Kamaal Abdul Kadar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16594

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I have changed my name from Zuber Shaikh to Zubair Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 16/09/2013. C-16601 I have changed my name from Narenderkumar Keshavdas Rijhwani to Narender Keshavdas Rijhwani as per Affidavit. C-16602 I have changed my name from Preeti Rajkumar Motwani to Prity Rajkumar Motwani as per Affidavit. C-16603 I have changed my name from Suraj Rajesh Lalchandani to Sagar Rajesh Lalchandani as per Affidavit. C-16604 I have changed my name from Kirankumar Dhanurdhari Kose to Kiran Dhanurdhari Kose as per Affidavit. C-16605 I have changed my name from Nevdeet Sompal Singh Walmiki to Nevedeet Sompal Valmiki as per Affidavit. C-16606 I have changed my name from Rajesh Sompal Walmiki to Rajashree Sompal Valmiki as per Affidavit. C-16607 I have changed my name from Rakesh Sompal Valmiki to Rajashree Sompal Valmiki as per Affidavit. C-16608



CHANGE OF RELIGION I Mrs. Leela Kunju Tajuddin have changed my religion from Muslim to Christian as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-31761 dated August 29September 4, 2013. C-16486 I Sajana Tajuddin Kutty have changed my religion from Muslim to Christian as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-31760 dated August 29September 4, 2013. C-16487 I Tajuddin K. Kutty have changed my religion from Muslim to Christian as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-31759 dated August 29September 4, 2013. C-16488 I Mohammed Saleena Taj have changed my religion from Muslim to Christian as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U-31758 dated August 29September 4, 2013. C-16489


Smt Khatijabanoo Mohammedali Shaikh a member of the Aagosh-E-Aman Co-op. Hsg. Society Ltd., Having address at 208, Nishanpada Rd, M.U. Kokil Marg, Mumbai 9 and holding Room no. 30 on the 2nd Flr, in the bldg of the society, died on 15/07/1992 with out making any nomination. The society hereby invites claims or objections from the heir or heirs or other claimants/objector or objectors to the transfer of the said shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/ property of the society within a period of 14 (fourteen) days from the publication of this notice, with copies of such documents and other proofs in support of his/her/their claims/objections for the transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society. If no claims/ objections are received within the period prescribed above, the society shall be free to deal with the shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society in such manner as is provided under the bye laws of the society. The claims/objections, if any, received by the society for transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/ property of the society shall be dealt with in the manner provided under the bye laws of the society. The Claimants /Objectors should contact the secretary at Room No- 14, 1st floor of the society For and on behalf of Aagosh-E-Aman Co-op. Hsg. Society Ltd. Sd/Date: 17/09/2013 Secretary Place : Mumbai.


Shri Mustaq Gulam Mohammed Shaikh a Member of the Aagosh-E-Aman Co-operative Housing Society Ltd., and holding Godown No- 45, Grd Floor, of the building of the society, The member has reported to the society that the original share Certificate Bearing Nos 45 for the (five) shares bearing Nos. from 221 to 225 have been lost / misplaced and an application has been made for Duplicate Share Certifiate. . The Society hereby invites claims and objections from claimants/objector or objectors for issuance of duplicate Share Certificate within the period of 14 (Fourteen) days from the publication of this notice, with copies of such documents and other proofs in support of his/her/their claims/objections for issuance of duplicate Share Certificate to the Secretary of Aagosh-E-Aman Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. If no claims/objections are received within the period prescribe above, the Society shall be free to issue duplicate Share Certificate in such manner as is Provided under the bye laws of the Society. The claims/objections, if any, received by the society shall be dealt within the mannner provided under the bye law of the society. The claimants / Objectors should contact the secretary at Room No- 14, 1st floor of the society.

For and on behalf of Aagosh-E-Aman Co-op. Hsg. Society Ltd. Sd/Place : Mumbai Secretary Date : 17/09/2013

I have changed my name from Sanpal Jaising Valmiki to Sompal Jaising Valmiki as per Affidavit. C-16609 I have changed my name from Sompal Jaysingh Walmiki to Sompal Jaysingh Valmiki as per Affidavit. C-16610 I have changed my name from Sayyed Ali Roshan Ali to Sayyed Roshan Ali as per Affidavit. C-16611 I have changed my name from Carmilin Dsouza to Pavlin Santan Dsouza as per Affidavit. C-16612

I have changed my name from Mohamad Shakil Mohamad Sagir Shaikh to Mohammed Shakil Mohamad Sagir Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-16595

I have changed my name from Paskal Dsouza to Santan Dsouza as per Affidavit. C-16613

I have changed my name from Razzak Abbas Tambe to Abdul Razzak Abbas Tambe as per Affidavit. C-16596

I have changed my name from Mohd Jabar Mohd Khan to Mohammad Jabbar Iderisi As Per Affidavit 16/09/13. C-16614

I have changed my name from Qausain Razzak Tambe to Qausen Abdul Razzak Tambe as per Affidavit. C-16597

I have changed my name from Ruksanabegum Mohd Jabar to Ruksanabegum Mohammad Jabbar Iderisi As Per Affidavit 16/09/13. C-16615

e-TENDER NOTICE The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai invites e-Tenders for various works from the government registered contractors, who are also registered as ‘MCGM Vendor’; Bidder should also give Rs. 1 lack performance guarantee. For the details of 6 number of Tenders of estimated amount Rs. 3562209.91 respective tender documents and process of e-Tendering, please visit Sd/Public Relations Officer PRO/765/ADV/2013 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment


Under the instruction of my client Mrs.Shahnaz Abdul Hamid Shaikh of Mumbai Residing At flat No.003,on the Ground Floor of Building known as Dream Acres Co-operative HSG, Ltd admeasuring about 43.47.Sq.Mtrs Built Up, Situated at plot No.19,Bearing New Survey No.57/2(p), Near Pooja Nagar, Naya Nagar, Mira Road (E), Thane-401107. I have to address you as under: My client states that PUBLIC on 14/07/2010 she NOTICE had purchased the above said flat & the said flat is duly registered with the joint sub Registrar of Assurance Thane 10, on 15/07/2013 bearing Registration No.TNN10080932010. My client states that she had purchased the above said premise for a valid consideration from the Mrs.Abeda Abdul Majid Merchant (A power of Attorney holder of Mr.shoeab Gulam Mohammed patel,dated 24/9/2044) residing at Mira Road(E), Thane. All person having any legal rights/ Clamis in respect of the above mentioned property whether by way of scale, exchange, mortage, charge, gift, trust, inheritance, possession lease, lien or otherwise howsoever are requested to make the same known in writing to the undersigned hereof and furnish all the documentary evidence/proof in respect of the above mentioned property within 15 days from thedate of publication,failing which the claims/rights of such person(s),if nay shall de deemed to have been waived and/or abandoned . Sd/Mr.Mustaqeem.A.Ansari (Advocate of High Court ) C/o,001D16,Shanti Vihar CHS, Station Road, Opp Fish Market, Mira Road(E),Dist. Thane-401107 Mob:9892395095/8898464953 Date: 17/9/2013 Place: Mumbai


Mrs. Banu Begum widow Of Mohd. Ismail Shaikh Imam a member of the Sun-rise-II Kunj Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. having address at Opp. New Sukhsagar Hsg. Soc. Naya nagar, Mira road (E), Dist Thane and holding flat No 302. Bldg. no 2 in the building of the society, died on 12.7.2002 without making any nomination. The Society hereby invites claims or objections from the heirs of other claimants/objector or objectors to the transfer of the said shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society within a period of 15 (Fifteen) days from the publication of the notice, with copies of such documents and other proofs in support of his/her/theirs claims/ objections for transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society. If no claims/objections are received within the period prescribed above, the society shall be free to deal with the shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society in such manner as provided under the bye-laws of the society. The claims/objections, if any, received by the society for transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society shall be dealt with the manner provided under the bye-laws of the society. A copy of the registered bye-laws of the society is available for inspection by the claimants/objectors, in the office of the society/will the Secretary of the society between 9.00 AM to 10 PM from the date of publication of the notice till the date of expiry of its period. For and on behalf of Sun-rise-II Kunj C.H.S. Ltd. S/d (Hon. Secretary) Place: Thane Date: 17/09/2013

Disturbed dental student attempts suicide

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By Shwetha Kannan


haos reigned at the BMC-run Nair Dental College in Mumbai Central on Monday morning after a second year undergraduate student locked herself in one of the laboratories of the hospital. While sources at the hospital said it was an attempt to commit suicide because she was denied permission to appear for the forthcoming exams owing to low attendance, Dr. Suhasini Nagda, Dean of Nair Dental College and director of major civic hospitals said that she hadn’t harmed herself physically in any way and her actions were a cumulative effect of personal as well as academic problems. Acknowledging that the incident had occurred, Dr. Nagda said, “This


girl had gone absconding from the hostel last month and was found at her home in her native place after a week. She had run away from the hostel because she had some personal problems. We had counselled her at that point in time. She isn’t regular in attending classes and her performance too isn’t up to the mark and so she couldn’t meet the criteria, prescribed by the university, for being allowed to appear for exams. This, along with her personal problems, could have led her to do what she did today. At around 11 am, she locked herself in one of the laboratories in the hospital. The security had to be called in. It took fifteen minutes for us to get her out. She was crying hysterically. She was immediately taken to Nair Medical Hospital for medical assistance.” According to sources in the hos-

Man hurts self over depression By A Staff Reporter

ior Police Inspector, N.M Joshi Marg Police Station, said, “We 45-year-old resident of have recorded the statement of Lower Parel, Sanjay Bagwe, Sanjay Bagwe”. Ghagre denied that any case tried to hurt himself by injuring his fingers with a knife has been registered regarding the recently. Bagwe was reportedly same at N.M. Joshi Marg Police depressed over some personal Station. Rupali Patil, the investigating disputes. He has been admitted at KEM officer in the case was unreachhospital. Sudhakar Ghagre, Sen- able.


The Nair Hospital Dental College, where the distressed student locked herself up inside a laboratory and allegedly turned on the gas. pital, she had opened up the gas chambers inside the laboratory but Dr. Nagada wasn’t sure about this and said, “She did not open any gas chambers but I guess, took off the gas pipes in the laboratory. But she

Police informer turns thief By Zuber Ansari


he crime branch unit 7 has arrested a police informer along with his accomplice in a house breaking case in which Rs 27 lakh was stolen in Santacruz. The incident once again raises serious questions about the credibility of informers and the fact that the police are so dependent upon them and sometimes act on their behalf. Interestingly, the accused is an informer of crime branch unit 7 itself. The police said the two men have several cases against them and were wanted in housebreaking cases in suburbs. The crime branch will hand them over to Vakola police station for further investigations. Recently on July 4, a Vakola based tenant Rajesh Gupta (20) was picked up by the Bandra cops on suspicion of drug possession. The cops thrashed him and dragged him

to the police station. Within minutes, around 30 men arrived in a tempo. Claiming to be cops, they broke into Gupta’s flat and left with his valuables. They also forced entry into the home of Gupta’s neigbour Sufiyan Shah who was actually abducted by them. Their landlord, J C D’Souza and some informers were later arrested for masterminding the crime allegedly with the Bandra cops. The Bandra cops who conducted the raid outside the jurisdiction allegedly did so without informing local Vakola police station which goes against protocol. Though the Bandra cops claimed that they had found drugs in Gupta’s possession, they shied away from filing charges against him, which raised questions about the genuineness of the case. Currently, the role of the cops in the case is still under investigation. In the last week of August, Rs 27

lakh in cash was stolen by two unidentified men from the office of private city surveyor Mahadev Andurlekar. The incident was recorded on CCTV camera and photos of the suspects were circulated all over. The crime branch unit 7 sleuths arrested accused Shakir Haider Sheikh (36) and female accomplice Gurpreet Kuljeet Singh (20), a 12th standard student, both residents of Mumbra, Thane. The police have recovered LCD, TV, fridge, watches, Ray Ban glasses, leather purses and one Santro car in which the duo operated. A crime branch officer said, “Both the accused are wanted in several other cases in and around Mumbai, mainly the suburbs. 12 cases are opened till now.” The officer added that Sheikh is married twice and is currently staying with Singh, who had also left her family to be with him.

3 employees held for stealing `5.5L

By Suresh Golani


hree employees including a supervisor, who had fled after committing a theft from the office of a manufacturing unit in Vasai, have been arrested by the Thane (rural) police. According to the police, the prime accused identified as Vilas Ubhare (25) worked as a supervisor at a manufacturing unit which makes- PET performs includ-

ing bottles and jars at an industrial estate in Sativali village. Ubhare, along with his co-workers Raviraj Rajbhar (19) and Amol Bhojne (22), broke into the office of the company and fled with Rs.5,57,000 cash kept in the safe vault on September 8. The cash was meant for the disbursement of salary of the employees. However, the Close Circuit Tele Vision (CCTV) cameras captured this act and

based on the footages, a police team led by Assistant Police Inspector Ramdas Vakode, apprehended the trio. “We have recovered the stolen booty from their possession. A case under sections 454, 457, 380 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the trio who has been sent to jail”, said investigating officer API Ramdas Vakode.

hasn’t harmed herself physically. She is being giving psychiatric treatment and is better now.” The girl’s mother has been called and is with the girl now. When asked about a possible change in decision

to bar her from the exams, Dr. Nagda said, “Such decisions are taken by the committee appointed by the university. I don’t take such decisions alone.”

Jewellery worth `13L stolen from Lower Parel

By Kainaz Choksey

front entrance had been broken and the door was left open. A First Information Report (FIR) theft was reported from the Shiv Shakti Compound in was registered at the N.M. Joshi Lower Parel on Monday with jew- Marg Police Station at 4:15 pm. According to Sudhakar Ghagre, ellery worth Rs.13 lakh and Senior Police Inspector, N.M. Joshi Rs.5,000 cash being wiped off. The incident took place at Marg Police Station, “A case has around 10 am on Monday. Deepak been registered under Section 379 Patil (30), the victim of the theft, (Punishment for theft) under the was at work when the robbery took Indian Penal Code. We are investiplace. None of the family members gating the matter”. The complainant Patil is a were at home. When Patil returned home at around 3:30 pm, he re- banker by profession. alised that the door lock of the


Mentally ill woman kills self By Khushboo Panjabi


32-year-old woman suffering from a mental ailment for the past three years allegedly committed suicide yesterday by pouring kerosene and setting herself afire. The police are unclear about the reason behind the step as no suicide note has been recovered. The Nerul Police said that, “Ajita Vitthal Pingle, along with her 3-yrold daughter was living with her mother in Juinagar.” Sandhya Rangle Bhosale, PI, Nerul police station said, “On Monday morning, at 8:40 a.m. when there was no one at home, Ajita locked the room from inside

and poured kerosene over herself and lit the match.” “Neighbours gathered and started knocking on the door but as there was no response, they forced open the door and Ajita was burning.” Ajita’s husband, who stays at Titwala with his parents, was informed about the incident. Her mother said, “Ajita is staying with me since 2010 because of her mental illness and I have been taking care of her and her daughter.” Ajita, with 90 per cent burns was rushed to the NMMC hospital, where doctors could not save her life and declared her dead at 4:40 p.m.


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126-yr-old Ganesha of Deonar’s filth and squalor the Shahs in Bhayandar Overflowing garbage menace upsets residents at Road No.15 in Bainganwadi; protest planned By Tariq Khan


oad No.15 is the confluence of Indira Nagar, Padma Nagar and Shanti Nagar slum pockets. The population of around 30,000 persons is separated from the garbage heaps of the Deonar dumping ground by just the wall. “The residents in these localities are literally living in filth, with overflowing gutters everywhere. People suffer from dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, etc. The area is unsafe for elderly and pregnant women. Complaints to authorities have fallen on deaf ears,” says Irfan Devte, a resident of Govandi and the state general secretary of NCP’s youth wing. In his letter to BMC’s MEast ward office, Devte had stated that BMC would be

Residents point out to an open nullah in Deonar slums. held responsible for any deaths occurring due to diseases in the area. “Apart from the garbage menace, there is water scarcity in the area. New water pipelines have been laid, but the BMC has not given the connections. BMC plumbers, who double up as agents or contractors, are charging Rs.12,000 for new legal water connections instead of the nominal BMC fee of Rs.3,600. People have no choice but to pay these agents for water connections, else they are made to run from pillar to post without any result,” added Devte The ADC contacted the

assistant head supervisor of solid waste management of M-East ward, Bhosle, who said, “Give me two days as I am on leave for the Ganesh festival. I will definitely look into and solve the garbage problem.” Even water department officials promised to look into the allegations but chose to remain anonymous. Devte, on his part, has demanded that the civic problems facing the locals on Road No.15 in Bainganwadi should be looked into within 15 days, or he will organise a protest rally in front of the M-East ward office.

One lakh ‘ghost’ names to go off electoral roll? By Suresh Golani

Since 1885, more than 10 generations of the Shah family, have been celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.

By Suresh Golani


ven as thousands of devotees welcome Lord Ganesha into their homes in Bhayandar every year, the Shah family stands out. For more then ten generations, this household has been celebrating Ganeshotsav in a completely eco-friendly manner. Carrying on with the legacy set by their forefathers, the Shahs have been worshipping the elephantheaded God for over a century now. It all started in

1885, when Kabla Bapu Shah became the first person in the family to start the 11-day festival. And now for the past 126 years, his great grandchildren have continued the tradition at their ancestral villa in Bhayandar village. "We follow the family tradition and culture. Earlier my great grandfather used to perform the rituals, and now my elder brother Virendrabhai, who is the head of the family, shoulders the responsibility. Children grow watching this ritual and

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After banks had seized the vehicles due to default in payment of installments, the EOW had registered a case against Sai Tours and proceedings were on in the courts.” The incident occurred at around 1.00 am on Monday, and was noticed by locals who contacted the fire brigade. After the flames were doused by the fire tenders, 13 of the 22 vehicles, which included models of Scorpio, Innova and Xylo, were completely burned. According to Senior Police Inspector, Bharat Worlikar of the Kasturba Marg police station, “The vehicles were parked under the Magathane Flyover since 2010, and were in a deteriorating condition. The reason for yesterday’s blaze is not yet known, but all the cars were expensive and we have still to assess how much was the loss in rupees.”

then follow it. Our four generations unite in this custom and it gives a feeling of togetherness, love, care and affection for each other,” says Hemant Shah. Even as the decoration is minimal, a majestic collection of century old toys and clay idols not only adds grandeur, but gives colourful company to the small but cute idol of Lord Ganesha. Immersion also takes place in the nearby village pond (Rao Talao) in an ecofriendly manner.

ACP Sunil Deshmukh said, “We are investigating whether the fire was accidental or someone deliberately set the vehicles ablaze. We have detained some local goons for questioning and have recorded the statements of residents from the area. We have also sent a letter to the Economic Offences Wing to get more details about the vehicles.” As no one has come to claim the vehicles, police are scanning the CCTV footage to get leads on the incident. While on the other hand, sources from the Kasturba Marge Police station revealed that, these vehicles are belongs to persons who failed to EMI, and it is suspected that someone who was having his car in these, after High Court ordered we had vacate the place earlier but again vehicles has parked here. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is having the authority to do not allow anyone to park cars, but they are not taking this issue seriously.


f you are a resident of Mira Bhayandar eligible for voting, and still not registered as a voter or do not own an Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), then here is your chance to get one. Thane district’s electoral machinery has launched a month-long summary revision drive - an exercise to check the correctness of electoral rolls and give a chance to the people to register as voters or get corrections done. The drive for people living in the MiraBhayandar assembly segment (Number 145) will begin from Monday (September 16 to October 17). As per the electoral roll published on January 1, 2013, there were a total of 3,71,495 registered voters in the MiraBhayandar assembly segment. However, an assessment of the roll revealed that around 1.58 lakh voters did not have the EPIC, prompting the district authorities to launch a


photo collection drive in the region. Surprisingly, during the drive conducted between March 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013, names of more than one lakh persons appeared in the electoral roll, but they were are not found to be living in the said location. Not ruling out chances of bogus voting due to the alleged ‘ghost’ names, the State Election Commission (SEC) officials, after rounds of scrutiny and verifications, initiated the process of deletion of names of voters who were not residing at the address mentioned in the rolls. “Till now, 39,916 names have been struck off, shrinking the electoral roll from 3,71,495 to 3,31,579”, confirmed Electoral Registration Officer, Ajinkya Padwal. However, to rule out the possibility of deletion of genuine voters, who may have relocated from their registered address to some other area in the same assemble segment, the SEC has provided an opportunity to confirm their residence in the locality.

sharply back after a hasty darshan to speed up the process and allow more people a change at the feet of the idol. Continued from pg 1 « In one frame, a woman constaLalbaugcha Raja pandal when ble was seen actually being he was assaulted by volunteer grabbed by her head which Manoj Lalsingh Mishra. Sar- was then shoved down, before maye immediately filed a com- she was pulled away after havplaint based on which Mishra ing barely touched the feet of was arrested under sections the idol. Last Saturday the ADC re353 and 504 of the IPC. A controversy erupted last ported that a volunteer had acweek after a video showing tually assaulted an assistant the way volunteers roughly police inspector, Somling manhandled women devotees Kumthale, attached to the Byat the Ganesh pandal went culla Police Station. He had viral. This was also shown by been deployed on duty at the some televisuion channels, pandal and had tried to stop evoking a strong reaction from the volunteer from bringing unauthorized persons through the public. This video showed the work- the VIP gate. The home minister, while ers of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Mandal grabbing the women talking about taking serious by their arms or even their notice of the incident, failed to backs and pulling them say exactly what action would

be taken against those who had already misbehaved, though he seemed to promise that workers would have cases registered against them in the future.. “I have directed the Additional Commissioner of Police Pravin Salunkhe to ensure that devotees coming for blessings of Lalbaugcha Raja are not humiliated in the pandal by the workers of that Mandal. I have also told the police to ask the Lalbaugh Ganesh Mandal office bearers not to humiliate the devotees. Utmost care should be taken when women devotees walk through the queue and take darshan in pandal. Keep the mandal workers who misbehave with woman devotees under the scanner,” he said.

Rajasthan Palace recreated for ‘Sion Cha Raja’

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By Philip Varghese


housands of devotees made a beeline at the famous Sardar Nagar Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal (SNSGM) at Sion, where a replica of the Rajasthan Palace is being set up for the ongoing 10 day-long Ganesh festival. The mandal which is famous for

its various art works and replicas every year during Ganesh festival, has made this Rajasthan Palace with the help of over 20 sculptors specially brought here from Rajasthan. According to Surendra Suri, vicepresident of the mandal, “There is a history with our mandal for creating several artistic works like the Sheesh Mahal and California caves. So this

WR gears up for immersion day By A Staff Reporter


ue to Ganpati immersion and in view of a likely rush on Wednesday, the following changes have been made in the schedule of trains on the Western line.

All Up fast trains between 5.27 am and 8:12 pm will halt at all stations between Mumbai Central and Churchgate, while Up slow trains will not halt at Charni Road station from 5.07 am to 10.01 pm on September 18.

By Khushboo Panjabi


he ‘Chembur Ka Raja’ Ganesh at Shri Ganesh Dudheshwar Temple in Chembur has completed over six decades this year. The Ganesha idol is 17 feet tall and 14 feet wide and its posture, a traditional sitting Ganesha blessing his followers, has been maintained for a long time now. The two musical bands -- ‘Nashik’ and ‘Puneri’ -- from Pune, omen the auspicious arrival and departure of the ‘Chembur ka Raja’. Rajeev Madan, a committee member, said, “Food is served 24x7 to the devotees and the arrangements are arranged in a way that the devotees are able to take the blessings in a peaceful manner without any hassles”.

Pic: Sumesh Rajan

Six decades of ‘Chembur ka Raja’

Thousands of devotees stand in a queue to fulfill their wishes. People belonging to various communities regularly visit this pandal to get a glimpse of the elephant God. Moreover, since the idol itself is huge and impressive, decorations are not ostentatious. Flickering lights adorn the temple’s inner and outer walls.

year, when our committee was held for deciding the decoration for the mandal, everyone approved the idea for a replica of Rajasthan Palace. There are many artists in the city that can make the palace. However, they won’t have the perfection of the artists from Rajashtna. Accordingly, we arranged artists from Rajasthan who worked for almost two months to get the work perfectly done. The digital light-effect had enhanced the beauty of the palace.” Rupali Pawar-Suri, Vice-President of Maharashtra Navnirman Vidhyarti Sena (MNVS – Mumbai University) and one of the women organizers of the mandal, said, “This Mandal is a collective Ganesh festival of all the buildings in Sardar Nagar locality in Sion. There are sev-



Sushil Kadam | ADC

The grand Rajasthan Palace created with the help of 20 skilled craftsmen from that state is presided over by the ‘Sion Cha Raja’. eral Ganesh mandals here. However, we are the only mandal which has been called ‘Sion Cha Raja’. We conducted several events for children and women like food festival, drawings and other programmes which encourage residents in their skills.” Ashish Katkar, assistant treasurer

of the mandal said, “The immersion procession of our mandal is one of our biggest highlights too, with a number of ‘dhol’ players and many people including women, youngsters and children from our locality as well as other localities take part to bid adieu to Lord Ganesha.”

Ambaji Mandir in Bandra!

Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By Yatin Ingle


hile various pandals across the city have been set up using the rich décor of palaces and carrying awareness messages, this mandal has brought Gujarat’s most famous heritage site to the city. The ‘Vandre Pachim Sarvajanik Ganesh Mitra Mandal’ from Bandra has created Gujarat’s famous Ambaji Mata temple for their Ganesha. Made of plaster of paris, the structure is an uncanny replica of the shining white marble of the original. The setting and construction of the structure took around two months in all. The Mandal is also running a drive for organ donation. The ADC, when spoke to Bablu Visitors here get a feel of what it could be like inside Gujarat’s Ambaji Mata temple. Dalvi, mandal secretary, who said “Every year we come out with a Ganesha. At least our Mumbaikars fest for togetherness, we run drives heritage site or a famous temple of will get a chance to see them. And so as to bring people together and India as the backdrop for our as Lokmanya Tilak had started this for each other”. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

SOCIETY GOES ECO-FRIENDLY… Spreading awareness about eco-friendly Ganesha, societies have begun bringing in eco-friendly Ganpati idols. This one has been set up by Shah Arcade–1 in Malad (East).

FLOWERY ‘BAPPA’… The flower vendors from Matunga and the ‘Vijaynagar Association’ have set up a temple for Lord Ganesha completely made up of flowers. The flowers are changed after every 2-3 days and replaced with the fresh ones.


The problem of Kashmir

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Ponder awhile... “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Violent elements rule the roost in UP URING the last few months, D Samajwadi Party’s (SP) image has been dented considerably. A series of happenings in Akhilesh Yadav’s state have indicated that goons are slowly taking over the rule. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is either unable to deal with the growing violent situation or, along with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, turns a blind eye to it. A series of incidents have shown that the young chief minister wants to divide and rule and that it has failed to pay off. The governor of the state has stated that he does not handle communal situation competently. SP’s senior minister Azam Khan did not attend the recently held executive meeting of the party, obviously because of the poor handling of the riots in Muzaffarnagar. There have been many incidents of violence in the state: It looks like the chief minister has forgotten about the declaration he made soon after the assembly election, that his first priority would be the maintenance of law and order. Perhaps the chief minister and his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, are not aware that they are becoming unpopular. Both the Hindus and Muslims are not happy with their rule. His divide and rule policy has failed. His polarisation has not paid off. One thing is certain: in the elections — whenever they are held — his party is likely to lose… Uttar Pradesh is being seen across the country as a violent state where tough unsocial elements rule the roost.



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UBIN MEHTA, before leaving for Srinagar, to conduct his orchestra, said, “There will be no violence”. German Ambassador Michael Steiner, who facilitated the concert, said at Srinagar that the world was watching Kashmir. Both observations have a ring of truth. The success of the concert has proved that. If New Delhi has been able to put across a message, the Hurriyat leaders have to blame themselves. They, also known as the separatists, unnecessarily made the concert an issue by playing up their boycott. If they had ignored the event, it would have passed without much notice. This was not the first concert. The late Jagjit Singh had given a gazal programme in the heart of Srinagar earlier. A band from Pakistan played at Srinagar the other day. New Delhi was wise enough to treat it as a routine matter and gave the musicians visas. Nobody took any notice of it. The media too paid no heed. The Hurriyat, still equivocal about its demand for azaadi, voiced no protest against the Pakistan band. This only underlined the impression that the Hurriyat tended to tilt towards Pakistan.

With the Muslims in a majority in J&K, Pakistan expected its accession. When it did not take place, Pakistan sent its irregulars, backed by the regular troops. The Maharaja sought the help of India which insisted on the accession before sending its troops. He had to sign the Instrument of Accession Act. The task of the Hurriyat is more difficult than that of the Maharaja. The two parts of the states are against azaadi. Jammu, the Hindu majority part, would like to join India. The Buddhist majority Ladakh wants to be a union territory of India. Therefore, the demand for azaadi is essentially that of the valley which has nearly 98 per cent of Muslims.

A divided Hurriyat


The Hurriyat is a divided house. Some, led by Syed Shah Gilani, want the state to ‘join’ Pakistan. And the others, led by Yasmin Malik, demand azaadi. Then there are those who are confused. Not long ago, when most Kashmiris, alienated from India as they are, favoured the integration with Pakistan, the Kashmiris would have voted for Pakistan if there had been a plebiscite. Today, a preponderant majority of Kashmiris want azaadi. Yasmin Malik has been able to veer them round from being pro-Pakistan elements to making them accept the demand for an independent, sovereign state. Yet what the Hurriyat does not realise is that azaadi is an ideal, not a feasible proposition. When the British left India in August 1947, they gave the princely states an option to stay independent and they did not want to join either India or Pakistan. Maharaja Hari Singh, the then Jammu and Kashmir ruler, declared that he would stay independent. The land-locked state had to have the support of both India and Pakistan for access to the outside world. He did not want to depend on one.

citizens, may be of no avail. India and Pakistan have fought two regular wars on Kashmir, apart from a mini misadventure in Kargil. The valley continues to remain a part of the Jammu and Kashmir state. Several thousand Kashmiris have died for the cause of azaadi. For India, they were insurgents. They were crushed by the security forces which too lost thousands. Even today, some militants from across the border attack some places but are rebuffed. For example, on the day of Zubin Mehta’s concert, a post of Central Reserve Police Force in the southern Kashmir was targeted with rockets. There was a hartal at Srinagar. But this exercise has taken place many a times before.

A solution needed

Kuldip Nayar When India is in the midst of an endeavour for polarisation and when a political party is playing a Hindu card, it is difficult to imagine that the ruling Congress or any other political party, including the Communists, would support the Hurriyat. Even otherwise, all political parties are opposed to the demand for independence, although some may go to the farthest in giving powers to the state. After 66 years of partition, the wounds inflicted because of the division have not healed. How does the Hurriyat expect the people in India to reconcile to another partition, however genuine and strong the sentiments of the Kashmiris are? If partition is again on the basis of religion, the secular state may not survive as it is. True, the 15 crore Muslims in India are equal citizens and they cannot be treated as hostages. But the valley’s secession may have such repercussions which are dreadful to imagine. The constitution, guaranteeing equality to all Indian

Yet both countries signed an agreement in 1972 at Shimla to end hostilities. They pledged to sort out their disputes, including Kashmir, through bilateral talks. This has held the ground for the last 31 years. A few meetings between the two countries have been held since. By all means they should hold further talks on Kashmir. But they cannot fructify unless one of them changes its stance. New Delhi considers Kashmir as its integral part and Pakistan would like to have the valley to merge with it. The Hurriyat continues to expect a solution which does not seem possible. Six decades have gone by. There is yet nothing on the horizon. International opinion is mute and it has left the matter for the two countries to settle. The Hurriyat has to introspect and change its tactics. It has to prove that it counts. It should capture the state assembly if the Kashmiris are with it. It can have its own chief minister who could forcefully articulate the demand for azaadi. But does it have these? It is easy to gather the crowd but difficult to convert it into votes. The Hurriyat, it seems, is riding too many horses at the same time. It wants to mean everything to everybody in the valley. And then it wants Jammu and Ladakh to stay with the valley. If it wants a sway over the entire state, it should win over Jammu and Ladakh which oppose the Hurriyat tooth and nail. To represent Kashmir, it has to have these two with it. Then the Azad Kashmir under Pakistan would also listen to the Hurriyat. The valley by itself has a weak case.

The power of non-violence N

ON-VIOLENCE in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. It does not mean meek submission to the will of the evil-doer, but it means the pitting of one's whole should against the will of the tyrant. Working under this law of our being, it is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust empire to save his honour, his religion, his soul and lay the foundation for that empire's fall or its regeneration.

law of the humans. Man lives freely by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him. Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime which recognition would not humiliate him against humanity. Nonviolence is like radium in its action. An but would uplift him. It may be urged that this again is an ideal state. And so it is. The infinitesimal quantity of it embedded in a propositions from which I have drawn my malignant growth acts continuously, silently arguments are as true as Euclid's definitions, and ceaselessly till it has transformed the which are none the less true because in prac- whole mass of the diseased tissue into a tice we are unable to even draw Euclid's line healthy one. Similarly, even a little of true on a blackboard. But even a geometrician nonviolence acts in a silent, subtle, unseen finds it impossible to get on without bearing way and leavens the whole society. in mind Euclid's definitions. Nor may we...dispense with the fundamental propo-

Active force


The non-violence of my conception is a more active and more real fighting against wickedness than retaliation whose very nature is to increase wickedness. I contemplate a mental and, therefore, a moral opposition to immoralities. I seek entirely to blunt the edge of the tyrant's sword, not by putting up against it a sharper-edged weapon, but by disappointing his expectation that I would be offering physical resistance. The resistance of the should that I should offer instead would elude him. It would at first dazzle him, and at last compel recognition from him,

sitions on which the doctrine of Satyagraha is based. I admit that the strong will rob the weak and that it is sin to be weak. But this is said of the soul in man, not of the body. If it be said of the body, we could never be free from the sin of weakness. But the strength of soul can defy a whole world in arms against it. This strength is open to the weakest in body. Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. Destruction is not the

Matchless Bravery

An armed soldier relies on his weapons for his strength. Take away from him his weapons--his gun or his sword, and he generally becomes helpless. But a person who has truly realized the principle of nonviolence has the God-given strength for his weapon and the world has not known anything that can match it. A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Nonviolence of the strong is any day stronger than that of the bravest soldier fully armed or a whole host. — Mahatma Gandhi

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Just too much hype and hoopla for NaMo IT is nauseatingly amusing to see the Gujarat chief minister parading himself as the ‘Deliverer’ with his gargantuan gait and prime ministerial posturing, churning out the same stereo-typed sermons before a hired audience and orchestrated applauses. Never before in the political history of the nation was a state-level leader boosted so high into the national scene as though he only holds the magic wand to solve all the problems of the country. Atal Behari Vajpayee had it in him to lead the nation, being a distinguished parliamentarian for decades and he never had to resort to a relentless self-promotion campaign unabashedly. In the case of NaMo, if he considers himself as the only super-politician as he certainly does, to pull it off in the next general elections, he could have got himself elected to the Lok Sabha or nominated to the Rajya Sabha a few years back to have a taste of the national politics so that he could come to grips with the country’s problems instead of relying only on his American public

Manmohan’s weird wish IT is nauseating to hear the PM’s statement during last week that he is prepared to work under the leadership of Mr. Rahul Gandhi in future. Coming as it does from a person who was a senior official in the Govt., RBI Governor, Finance

UNCANNY! The Prime Minister’s willingness to serve the nation under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership sounds so strange.

BLOWING HIS OWN TRUMPET! If Narendra Modi was truly a capable leader, he would not need to resort to a relentless self-promotion campaign unabashedly. relations agency which helped him to see through the ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ campaign. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane


GUJARAT Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s name has been finalised as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate ahead of the 2014 general elections. Rajnath Singh also sought the support of

Thackeray and the Shiv Sena for Modi for the top position. The BJP chief has also spoken to another major ally, the Akali Dal in Punjab, and conveyed the same decision to its leaders. Though full details of what transpired between Rajnath Singh and Thackeray were not yet known but it was unconditional support. After that, the Shiv Sena openly declared its support for Modi or “any other candidate” named by the BJP for the coun-

most deciding day in the life of an average Indian when the severest of punishment is given in the rarest of rare cases. Modi’s elevation to the post of being BJP’s prime ministerial candidate infuse a new lease of life in the “faction ridden” OF party that till yesterday LETTER THE DAY was putting up a brave face as party’s Iron Man till some time back was refusing to bend (proving probably that he still is the hard iron that he once was). Only time will tell if death penalty to Damini’s rapists have acted as a deterrent and actually reduced the number of cases. Time will only tell whether imposing a life ban on Sreesanth encourage players in future to play the game of cricket as it should really be played i.e. with total sincerity and, finally, will Friday the 13th decision of the BJP lead the party to a thumping win in the 2014 elections?

lost her life. I wonder how ragging incidents can happen in a primary school – that too in a girls’ school? How can senior students of just Class 8 or so...harass a junior student? We have only heard of ragging incidents in colleges and institutions-certainly not in schools. And this has been going on in school quite often and the teachers and the Principal turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to all the previous incidents? The Principal, teachers and school management must be brought to book. Now, will the culprits be dismissed from school with a “black mark report”? Or, will they also be treated as “juveniles” and allowed to go scot-free with a lesser term of punishment like being sent to a remand home?

— Abdul Monim,Vashi

OFTEN considered a spectator to corruption, the Board of Control for

— S. Krishna Kumar, Dombivli

try’s top executive post. In the past, the Shiv Sena had rooted for Modi’s party colleague Sushma Swaraj as the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee but changed their stand seeing the popularity of Modi in political circles. Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut opined that late Bal Thackeray had blessed Modi’s candidature for the post of prime minister. If both AIADMK and TMC joined hands with BJP in the last minute ditch before the 2014 General Elections, Modi is going to come out trumps. For all the political back-up, Modi is the man of the hour at the present circumstances. — Calicut Krishnan Ramani, Sion


SO, finally, the die is cast and the final denouement is made over the announcement of the anointment of the venerable Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP in the ensuing elections next year. It is evident that there is no unanimity Cricket in India has finally square cut players who were found to be dancing to bookies’ tunes out of the boundary. The decision to ban tainted players S. Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan is justified. Sadly, a lot of big fish seem to have got away scratch free from the fixing scandal; team owners who were named by the police, a controversial umpire who was said to be involved in shady dealings with bookies and tainted players, also a small time actor of Bollywood who seemed to know too much. Police inquiry should go on and cheats should be brought to book. The anti-corruption unit of BCCI should now be active and look out for any doubtful movements before the start of a tournament, instead of getting wise after the event. — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra

Fixing fixers a good move

Kedarnath reopened THE news of reopening of the fa-

amongst the BJP over this decision and there are several candidates who are harbouring prime ministerial ambitions within its ranks. First it was Nitish Kumar who revolted and quit the BJP in a huff over this issue. Then it was L.K. Advani who had other ideas including some more, perhaps. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Advani, I must say is over the hill and must now cool his heels at home and join Atal Bihari Vajpayee in political hibernation. Coming back to Modi there are some segments of the people who are of the opinion that it is too premature and the time is not ripe to declare the PM candidate when the elections are yet to be held and let us cross the bridge when we come to it. But I beg to differ. The people should know beforehand the plume of the party (or should we say the nom de plume). People should also know what the BJP has to offer and what to expect from Modi and what stuff he is made of. — Hemant Hemmady, Virar

mous Hindu shrine Kedarnath atop the Himalayan mountain range at an altitude of nearly 12,000 feet above is indeed heartening but it has been indicated that the priests have been flown by choppers as the land route is still in ruins post the June natural calamity. It is also reported by Rudraprayag top brass of police that still hundreds of dead bodies are stuck under the debris of the houses which had collapsed. It is indeed sad to note that the Uttarakhand authority is still not able to cope with this devastation even after three months. The problem is national and the Centre should extend its effective help to restore this region by taking swift action, as the task ahead is very tough and unless a full hearted effort is taken, this huge restoration would remain unfinished for ever. I strongly feel that the UPA II should seek foreign help to effectively restore the devastated zones. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

Patently absurd notion

Minister and above all a PM for about 10 long years is ridiculous. At age 80, why should he seek to work under a person who has hardly engaged himself upfront to serve the country in a significant manner? It would certainly have sounded better if he had said instead that he would like to be the PM for the third term in the same manner identical to his two terms as PM during which almost everything has gone astray and this over-rated ‘economist’ is clueless to set the house in order rendering the people to suffer from high inflation et al.

THIS has reference to your article ‘Girl files rape case against boyfriend after he refuses after he refuses to marry’ (ADC, Sep 13). We Indians are creatures of extremes. We are justifiably outraged when incidents of brutal rape are widely publicised and scream vociferously for swift justice and greater sensitivity by police towards rape victims. We also go to the other extreme. Arresting and charging a man for rape simply because he has changed his mind about marrying the woman he is involved with is patently absurd. In almost all such — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai cases, sex is consensual; there is no coercion involved. In fact, romantic involvements and subsequent break ups are a natural part of growIT surely was an action-packed Fri- ing up. It is absurd to criminalise it. day the 13th. Damini’s rapists get— Firoze Hirjikaka, Colaba ting death penalty, BCCI awarding a life ban on spot fixing accused Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan and finally NaMo’s ambition getting a I AM really shocked to learn about new lease of life for the prime min- the brutal ragging incident at the ister’s post amidst all the Advani’s Christ Church Girls School in ‘ruthne-manane ka drama’. Is it the Kolkata, in which a Std. V schoolgirl

DELHI RAPE VERDICT AFTERMATH THE report ‘Prithviraj Chavan welcomes death sentence for Nirbhaya’s rapists’ (ADC, Sep 14), reveals the outcome of the CM’s reaction on the verdict on the death sentence. First time in

India such a verdict came in nine months for the December 16 crime in the capital. In fact, the duration of such verdict should further shrink to maintain the sanctity on snappy pun-

Eventful Friday the 13th

Kolkata school ragging

AFTER EFFECTS: Now that the Delhi rapists have been handed the death sentence, Mumbaikars await eagerly the verdict in the Mumbai gang rape case.

ishment of such heinous crime, as in that case the culprits would be further cautious and would be on their toes. Now. Mumbaikars would eagerly look forward to the Shakti Mills rape case, which should be dealt with quickly punish these demons in the same manner as in Delhi. While on the topic, it is right to bring to the notice of the home minister how exponentially the wine/ country liquor shops are mushrooming in the city, which enhances the unwarranted sexual crime against womenfolk by miscreants who frequent these wine shops. The home minister needs to seriously look into it and take appropriate immediate measures to keep the sexual assaults on women at bay. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai


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After the sulk, Advani lauds Modi


FESTIVE FERVOUR… People celebrate Onam festival by putting pookalam (flower rangoli) in Moradabad on Monday.


ORBA (Chhattisgarh): BJP patriarch L.K. Advani on Monday praised Narendra Modi, only days after opposing the party's move to anoint the Gujarat chief minister as its prime ministerial candidate. "Today, if he (Modi) has been entrusted with the responsibility of the country by my party BJP, then all the good tasks undertaken by our governments in various states would be carried out all over the country," Advani told PTI after his first public speech at a rally here since Modi's anointment on Friday. Advani, who got isolated in the party over Modi's anointment as BJP's prime ministerial challenger, said, "Gujarat is the first state in the country where electricity is available in all villages 24 hours a day

L.K. Advani and the credit for that goes to Narendra Modi." Though Advani, Sushma Swaraj and BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi were said to

be against Modi's elevation ahead of assembly elections to five states, both the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and Joshi had attended Friday's meeting of the Parliamentary Board where the decision was taken. The BJP stalwart was addressing a gathering after dedicating to the nation a 500MW power plant of the Hasdeo extension project of Chhattisgarh state power generation company. Referring to Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the same breath, Advani praised the Gujarat Chief Minister for being the first in providing electricity to all villages in his state, a task which has now been accomplished by Chouhan.

Nina Davuluri crowned Miss America N

EW YORK: Overcoming bulimia and obesity, Nina Davuluri created history on Sunday as the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America and also emerged as an inspirational figure for youngsters obsessed with weight and image issues. The 24-year-old aspiring doctor has struggled with her own weight problem and suffered from bulimia — Davuluri lost nearly 30 kilos to get back in shape. "People who've been overweight, especially women, feel like at a moment's notice we can go back to where we were," she told the Syracuse Post-Standard. "It makes you more sympathetic, more empathetic. You don't judge. I've been there, and if I can pull myself out of where I've been, anyone can." She said that she struggled with bulimia and her own weight, even saying she hated the word ‘skinny’, reports PTI. Bulimia is an eating disorder characterised by binge eating and then vomiting it out because of an extensive concern for body weight.


INDIA ABROAD… Miss New York Nina Davuluri (front) is crowned as Miss America 2014 by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, on Sunday, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

DANSEUSE FOREVER… Veteran actress Vyjantimala performs during Akhil Bharatiya Swami Haridas Sangeet Samellan, in Vrindavan, on Sunday night.

John honoured with ‘Pride of the Nation’ award PTI


EW DELHI: Bollywood actor John Abraham was on Monday conferred the 'Pride of the Nation' award for his attempt to raise the sensitive issue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination through his role as a RAW agent in ‘Madras Café’. Constituted by Anti Terrorist Front, the award was presented to Abraham by its chairman M.S. Bitta at a function here. "Through 'Madras Cafe' Abraham made a courageous attempt to unravel the conspiracy behind the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi," Bitta said addressing the gathering. The film ‘Madras Café’ is set in the late 80s and early 1990s, during the time of Sri Lankan civil war and the assassination of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, reports PTI. Bitta said there was a need to initiate an "unbiased enquiry to expose the conspiracy" which resulted in the death of Rajiv Gandhi. Encouraged by the success of his movie as a producer, Abraham said his company would look into possibility of making a movie on Abdul Hamid, who was conferred Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his bravery during 1965 Indo-Pak war. "Abdul Hamid made a supreme sacrifice during the war and his story is awe-inspiring. I will definitely try to

PRIDE OF THE NATION… All India Anti Terrorist Front Chairman M.S. Bitta with Rasoolan Biwi, widow of Param Vir Chakra awardee Havildar Abdul Hamid, presents actor John Abraham with 'Pride of Nation' award for his film 'Madras Cafe' during a commemorative programme 'Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani' in New Delhi on Monday. make a movie on his life," Abraham said. Hamid's 92-year-old wife Rasoolan Bibi, was present during the function "Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani". Hamid was presented Veer Bravery Award posthumously and it was received by his wife. The bravery awards were conferred on four BSF men posthumously. They had lost their lives in a recent Naxal attack in Odisha. Five army personnel, who

died in an ambushed in Pooch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, were also conferred the bravery awards posthumously. Two army soldiers who were beheaded by Pakistani troops this year in January were also conferred the honour posthumously. Delhi girl Komal Malhotra, who put a brave fight against chain snatchers despite being grievously injured by a bullet injury, also received an award from Abraham.


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>> Feeling anxious before an important interview? Eat yogurt a few hours earlier as the lysine content in it can help keep nervousness and anxiety at bay. (Left) It’s important to avoid certain foods before a big date

What you pick to eat can affect your entire day. From high energy foods before a workout to ingredients that get you in the mood for romance — Rhea Dhanbhoora has a suggestion for it all. Read on to see what you should be eating in different situations The imporTanT inTerview meal You need to prep yourself before an interview. Get your documents in order, think about what you’re going to say. But, what about what you’re going to eat? To help you stress less, here’s a quick plan:

eaT Nuts: You’re less likely to get stumped by something your interviewer is saying if you eat a handful of nuts and seeds. The fatty acids help your brain function optimally, so say hello to a sense of clarity to help you bag your dream job. l White meat: The reason this is important is because the protein will keep you awake, alert and prevent you from falling asleep when you are in the waiting room before the interview. l Spinach: Add spinach to a quick lunch to stay focused through the interview. Your brain zones out if someone is talking for too long, even if you think you’re paying attention. So, help your brain focus by soaking up the folic acid and vitamins. l

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avoid l Coffee: Unless you want to be jittery through the interview, this is best avoided. l Cheese: Most varieties are high in fat and salt, so if you already sweat when you’re nervous, you can be sure this will make it worse. l Water: Being hydrated is a good thing so you’re not caught with dry mouth, but don’t drink too much of it or you’ll need a bathroom break at the wrong time. l Gum: Never chew gum before an interview, in case you have nowhere to throw it once you’re there. Have a mint instead if you need a breath freshener.

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Continued from pg 13 « >> Oatmeal will settle your system before a workout

date night Don’t be that girl/guy on the date with sleepy eyes and garlic breath. Get rid of nerves, balance out your emotions and get ready for romance with this food:

workout feast What you eat matters when it comes to a workout. You need a lot of energy and your muscles need help rebuilding themselves. Here’s what you can eat:



l Oatmeal: It’s important not to feel bloated or to eat anything that will make your digestive juices work too hard. So, a bowl of oats is a great idea. Oatmeal not only gives you the energy you need, it also settles well. l Bananas: A banana is a good idea because it won’t overstuff you, but the carbohydrates in it will help keep your energy levels up. l Curd: Have a bowl of curd as the natural sugar present in it will help to ease digestion and make sure you’re all set to go.

l Green tea: Feeling nervous? Calm down with soothing green tea. Green tea can actually help perk you up without making you nervous. And, it has been said to freshen breath for up to two hours! l Coconut water: In hot, humid Mumbai, nothing is worse than being tired and dehydrated by the time you travel across the city to your date. Also, if your date is on a weekday, chances are you’ve been through a tiring day at work anyway. Sip on some coconut water as the natural sugars give you energy while the water replenishes and hydrates your body. l Dark chocolate: Especially if it’s a first date, we

after l Quinoa: Start with some quinoa for the protein, fibre and carbohydrates that you need to pump up on after a workout. l Salmon & nuts: Especially if you’ve had a hard workout, you know that your muscles need a little help to rebuild. The omega-3s fights inflammation and also helps rebuild sore muscles. l Hummus: You’ve probably used all your energy on your intensive workout. For all the energy you need to keep up after a tough workout, hummus will help. l Pineapples: Skip desserts and sugar based products and pick a pineapple for your sweet fix after a workout. The natural anti-inflammatory properties in the fruit heal bruises, sprains and reduce swelling after a workout.

avoid l Raw vegetables: They’re not going to give you enough energy — before or after a workout. They’re minimal calorie and won’t help restore energy. l Fried food: Unless you want to be barfing through or after your workout, don’t fill yourself up with these. Your digestion will slow down which is counter-productive. l Chocolate: This is one situation during which chocolate isn’t going to help. It is just high in sugar but it won’t give you energy before or replenish it after.

>> Eat right so you can enjoy your date understand how stressful it can be! That’s why indulging in a little chocolate before the date is allowed. Chocolate, especially dark, not only puts you in the mood for romance, it also reduces stress and anxiety. And if you’re going out with someone you’ve been dating for a while, it’s a good way to prevent fighting since it cuts down on your fightand-flight responses. l Hummus & celery: Not only are both natural diuretics and low calorie that will keep you from bloating on your date, they both help stabilise your blood sugars and level out your emotions.

avoid l Garlic: Do you really want to put your date off with your dragon breath? Avoid onions too! l Tofu: It seems like a healthy option, but it can cause you to bloat, which means you won’t look or feel as attractive as you should. l Dairy: If you’ve got a tendency to sniffle and sneeze through the day, definitely avoid dairy. It causes mucus formation which no one wants on a date. l Soda: Rush of blood to the head? Not such a good idea on a date, because you’ll feel bloated, tired and irritable after.

taking the long road The worst thing about a long road trip is taking fewer bathroom breaks, staying active and not falling asleep at the wheel. Here’s how to do it:


>> Junk food will make you feel sleepy while driving

l Gum: It helps with motion sickness and it keeps your mouth busy, preventing yawning. It’s a good way to avoid falling asleep at the wheel too. l Pumpkin seeds: The combination of healthy fats and protein in nuts such as walnuts and pumpkin seeds will help to keep you full and alert. l Citrus fruit: The vitamin C boosts immunity, which means there’s less chances of you feeling sick on your journey. l Water: Avoid any other type of drink unless you want to constantly use the bathroom. Sip on water just to stave off dehydration, but don’t overdo it.

avoid l Sugar: Sugar provides a short energy burst after which it makes your mind foggy, which is bad on a long journey, especially when you’re at the wheel. l Rice: Avoid rice and heavy carbohydrates that make you feel sluggish. l Soda: Any fizzy drink will do two things — dehydrate you more and make you want to go to the bathroom more frequently, none of which you need.

Productive at work Want to avoid the mid-afternoon slump? Find it hard to get through a stressful day? Maybe it’s what you’re eating! Make sure you get these foods into your work day diet plan:

eat l Fruit: Resist the urge to perk yourself up with a cup of coffee. Fruit takes longer to digest on an empty tummy. This is good as it gives your blood glucose a boost as it passes through your system and helps you stay alert for longer. l Lentils: Say goodbye to that sluggish, after-lunch feeling because this is exactly what you need for a quick pick-me-up. Lentils are packed with protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are strong enough to replace rice, so they’re a very nutritious option. Add fish or chicken for omega acids and protein and you’re set to roar through the rest of your day. l Chocolate: We know that it’s tempting to have that sweet something after lunch, even if it is only for that sugar fix. Pick

>> You’re more likely to fall asleep at your desk if you eat biscuits and sugary snacks

chocolate instead of a flour based to stay alert. l Whole grains: Ditch refined food and opt for whole grains for an evening snack. Like fruit, they digest slower than the other options. This enables the energy they give you to last for longer — at least till you can leave for the day! l Chamomile tea: Are you having a particularly hard day? Here’s a good way to stay stress-free and relaxed even on the worst Monday. Grab a cup of chamomile tea and sip it to ease your anxiety, relax and be able to tackle your work methodically without stress driving you up the wall.

avoid l Coffee: Coffee can give you a very powerful energy boost, but it’s so short lived that you’ll either need an unhealthy amount of it or end up feeling tired soon after anyway. l Vada pav: Carbohydrates may provide energy, but you’ll feel spaced out and hungry by mid-morning after eating them. l Beans: Unless you want to deal with flatulence through the day, these are best avoided at work.





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HABITS A recent study found out that one among four Indians skips breakfast. Priyanka Singh tells you more about the study and why breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day

>> While she may be happy to eat breakfast, the majority of Indian’s tend to skip this meal t won’t surprise you if we say that breakfast for Indians is the least important meal of the day. Many of us have a tendency to give the most importance to dinner and so, that meal is always heavy for us. This is one of the primary reasons why obesity is on the rise at an alarming rate. While we know that most Indians skip breakfast or barely have anything which can be called the first ‘meal’ of the day, a pan-India study conducted two months ago only cemented our perception with its results.


Research Centre at College of Home Science in Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai. The study reveals breakfast consumption patterns among Indians and our attitude toward breakfast. It highlights that many Indians claim to either skip breakfast often or are skimping on breakfast by eating a nutritionally inadequate one. There were glaring gaps in the nutrients provided through breakfast and the recommended nutrient intake as per the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for Indians.

The sTudy

WhaT Were The figures?

This research was carried out by Kellogg India and was conducted across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The study examines eating behaviour at breakfast and its contribution to nutrient intake. The study was led by investigator Dr. Malathi Sivaramkrishnan, research director of the

Nutrients missed at breakfast are not being compensated for through the consumption of a mid-morning meal or through other meals during the day, thereby highlighting the utmost importance of the first meal of the day. l The findings show that 27% people claimed to skip breakfast (1 in 4 Indians) while the l

corresponding figures for lunch and dinner were only 9% and 5% respectively. l 72% of the subjects are skimping by having a nutritionally inadequate breakfast. l 84% of the respondents believe that breakfast should be light. Consumption of a calorically adequate breakfast is more among children and young adolescents rather than adolescents and adults. l The study also reveals that the extent of breakfast inadequacy is the maximum in Kolkata followed by Mumbai, with the best being in Chennai.

Why is breakfasT so imporTanT? Extensive research from across the globe reveals undisputed benefits of breakfast. Breakfast eaters, especially those who eat a healthy breakfast, have a higher intake of fibre, calcium, iron, zinc, B group vitamins and

vitamins A, C, E; have lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and often have healthier body weights and are less predisposed to obesity. Breakfast consumption in children is associated with improved memory performance, attention, ability in problem solving, comprehension during reading and listening. Elaborating on the study, Malathi commented, “Changing lifestyles result in skipping meals or inadequate food intake, particularly at breakfast time. The absence of a nutritionally balanced breakfast is noticeable amongst all age groups. It is time India woke up to nutritionally balanced diets and particularly, to a healthy breakfast.” Nutritionists believe that breakfast should provide essential nutrients such as protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals besides energy. Breakfast should consist of foods from at least three essential food groups — one serving of grain group, one serving of dairy group and one serving of fruit group.

« KNOW MORE: STORE BOUGHT VS. HOMEMADE BABY FOOD Thinking of feeding your infant readymade baby food? Dev Goswami suggests you keep a few things in mind before you do When you’ve got a newborn on your hands, nothing is more convenient than store bought baby food. However, a study from the department of human nutrition at The University of Glasgow has found that store bought baby foods don’t give your baby the nutrients they need.

WhaT’s The deal?

While the thought of making homemade baby food may not be too appealing, there are several reasons to consider it over store bought varieties. The most important being that store bought foods contain high levels of sugar and have lower nutritional value in comparison to

homemade food. The study also revealed that store bought food contained lower levels of iron. So, feeding month-old babies with that food means they need twice as much food in order to get the required nutrients. Babies aren’t born with a large appetite and you can’t feed them too much, so this results in them getting less nutrition.

The oTher side

Store bought food isn’t all bad though. As long as you breastfeed your baby (the recommended time is said to be up to one year), store bought foods do have a certain amount of vitamins that can meet your baby’s nutritional requirements.

WhaT you can do insTead?

If you want to avoid store bought foods altogether, there are several ways to make sure your baby gets enough nutrition as well as save you the time and from the trouble of making meals at home. Simple things that you can give your baby include wholesome foods pureed in the mixer. Try bananas, sweet potatoes, peas and apples and consult your pediatrician about the foods that your baby needs in order to stay healthy when you’re trying to wean them off breastmilk. You’ll also be saving money, since homemade food is usually economical. Apart from that, you can ensure that the food is of high quality.



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Coffee can serve as your beauty secret in many ways says Priyanka Singh

Use coffee for beaUty

Smell coffee Rub grounds on your hands to quickly and easily remove clingy smells such as fish, garlic, or onions. Hair care Wet your hair and rub in a handful of coffee grounds. Scrub your scalp first if you have a bit of dandruff and then leave the grounds on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing. You can add a bit of olive oil to the mix for some extra lustre, but you may have to shampoo when you’re done to avoid looking like you’ve greased your hair.


face maSk Mix about a quarter cup of coffee grounds with one egg, spread it over your face and let it sit until it gets dry and flaky. Then, rub it off and rinse your face thoroughly. The coffee grounds will tighten up your skin, while the egg will leave your skin soft and shiny.

4 Body Butter Once your used grounds have dried completely, put them in a mixer and grind them to powder fineness. Then, add to unscented lotion for a lovely scent or to a vanilla cream for a less intense aroma.

Soap Purchase a pre-made base of soap that you can melt, add your used coffee grounds and pour the mixture into custom trays. The grounds will not only make the soap smell nice, they will also add a little roughness for extra scrubbing.



cellulite reducer Caffeine is a known detoxifier and it has been proven that it can be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite by shrinking fat cells and tightening skin. To try this beauty trick, simply rub warm, wet coffee ground onto problem areas and then wrap a loose layer of cloth over the grounds to keep them in place. Leave on for about 10-20 minutes, remove the cloth and wash. If you cover a large area, be careful not to wrap too tightly and remove immediately if you feel hot or light-headed.


Body waSH Simply add a handful of coffee grounds to the liquid body wash you’re already using (it works best with a vanilla scent) for an exfoliating scrub that is a bit less harsh than sugar or salt, and well suited for your whole body.


officially unhealthy Do you work more than eight hours a day and never know what time you’ll get done? a. Yes. b. No.

Do you work under extremely strict deadlines, which makes the atmosphere at work stressful? a. Yes. b. No.

When you get back home, do you only have time to eat and sleep? a. Yes. b. No.

When you’re at your desk, do habits such as drinking water or taking short breaks take a backseat? a. Yes. b. No.

Does the office canteen only have junk food items such as biscuits, chips, samosas and chaat? a. Yes. b. No.


good night’s sleep is more important than you think. It can cut down the risk of disease and make you wake up well-rested and happier. Earlier, there were just a few types of sleepers — those who were well-rested and those who weren’t. But, with work stress, family chaos and technology addiction entering the mix, the styles have changed drastically. See what category you fall into: 1. You get a good night’s sleep a. All the time. b. On most nights. c. I toss and turn sometimes. d. I nap more than I sleep. e. I sleep badly. 2. Through the day you feel... a. Active and well-rested. b. Rested, but not so active. c. Tired on some days of the week specially. d. Slightly weaker than I should.

e. Fatigued, weak and tired

and have to put in a lot of effort.

3. When you’re trying to sleep, you… a. Fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. b. I need to count sheep, but I fall asleep eventually. c. I can only sleep once everyone else is asleep. d. I fall asleep over my phone, texting someone. e. I find it really hard to fall asleep

4. To sleep, you need… a. Nothing, I can sleep anywhere, at any time! b. A warm cup of milk and a cosy blanket. c. A warm cuddle. d. My phone. e. Pillows, blankets, cups of warm milk and a sleeping mask.

Do you feel physically sore after work? a. Yes. b. No.

moStly as You need to change your job or talk to your boss about lessening your workload and having better work hours. In the long run this is going to lead to problems that will be hard to come back from. Your current job doesn’t leave you time to exercise or indulge in your hobbies. Add to that, the general atmosphere is stressful and you can’t even take breaks to rest your body physically or mentally. It’s just not worth it. moStly Bs You can stop worrying about your work harming your health. You are left with enough time to do other things that keep you fit and lessen your stress. As long as things don’t take a turn for the worse, you don’t need to consider quitting your job for your health.

5. The category you fall into is…

YOUR SLEEP STYLE mostly as: Hale & hearty


From eating vada pav at your desk to long work hours, there are a number of things at your office that could be harming your health, says Dev Goswami

What’s your sleep style? Sleep deprivation is becoming a part and parcel of 21st century life, but whether you sleep well or not, you’ve got a sleeping style of your own. Rhea Dhanbhoora suggests you take this quiz to see what kind of sleeper you are


eraSe tHoSe rougH SpotS Mixing used coffee grounds with a little bit of olive oil can make for an excellent scrub for your elbows, knees, heels and other rough spots. It will help you slough off dead skin and leave your formerly rough bits super soft.

>> Your work culture could be harming your health. Take our quiz to find out if it’s unhealthy for you


Hair dye Coffee is known for its staining properties. So if you infuse water in coffee grounds (hot water will work best, but let it cool a bit before you put it on your hair), it can act as a natural dye to give your locks a lovely coffee tinge.

puff out tHe puffineSS Coffee has anti-inflammatory properties that increase blood flow and reduce swelling. The best way to apply it is to make small muslin sacks (like tea bags) of coffee grounds, soak them in cool or cold water, and place them over the eyes for a few minutes at a time. Don’t forget to moisturise the area later.



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We don’t have a lot of tips for you, because you’ve got everything going for you. Although you’re probably young and stress-free, if you’re a working adult and still manage this sort of rest, you are among the lucky few. You rarely feel tired and are happy in your life, whether it’s your career or personal relationships. Falling asleep fast means that you’ve got a calm, clear head when you go to bed at night, which is a good thing. our tip: Keep at it and remember not to let anything get in the way of a good night’s rest.

mostly Bs: older & wiser

Your sleep patterns aren’t unhealthy, but you could do better. You’re most probably older, with more responsibility that’s weighing you down on days when you can’t fall asleep. If you’re young and still get this sort of sleep, you’re unnecessarily stressed out. our tip: Take more naps in order to get a good night’s sleep on every day of the week and visit a doctor to make sure you’re fine. Eat right to ensure you fall asleep without counting sheep.

mostly cs: family on your mind

If you’re up till your kids go to sleep and toss and turn because of your partner’s snores, you’re in a

committed relationship or have one big, happy family. You’re sleeping, but you’re not concentrating on sleeping for yourself. You try to make up for lost sleep over the weekend, but you’re getting less sleep than you need, to be energetic and active. Your partner’s sleep cycle also affects your own, so you need to concentrate more on that. If you and your partner have been fighting, you may not get sleep, so make sure that doesn’t happen. our tip: Make sure your children have a dedicated sleep time that doesn’t interfere with your own sleep and discuss snoring or other sleep issues with your partner. You will feel better rested if things in your personal life are running smoothly, so make an effort to go to sleep happy with that.

mostly ds: overzealous & over connected

We don’t mean you’re overzealous about your sleep. How many things do you think of before going to bed? Is your phone always buzzing and do you pride yourself on being a night owl? Chances are, you’ve got a stressful job, very little time for yourself and always want more hours in your day. You may think that every email needs to be responded to immediately, but your dependency on your phone near you to be able to fall asleep is extremely unhealthy. You probably love your

a. b. c. d. e.

Young and active. Older but well rested. Married with kids. Overworked and stressed. Restless and tired.

6. Your relationships are… a. Great! b. As good as they can be. c. Chaotic most of the time. d. I don’t have time relationships! e. What relationships?


coffee, making it hard to sleep easier. our tip: Cut work thoughts out of your head before hitting the sack. Make sure you get some downtime before you try to sleep. Stay away from lights, computers, phones and anything that keeps you connected to your waking life. With the stressful job you have, you need sleep the most! Drink less caffeine and sort out any personal differences weighing you down way before bedtime.

mostly e’s: Sleepless in between the sheets

You think you’re a night owl? Chances are, you’re just having trouble sleeping. You get much less sleep than you need and the sleep that you do get is extremely disturbed. Your constant fatigue is affecting your productivity, your relationships and your career. You’re going to be at risk of several health problems at this rate. Also, you may not be getting enough exercise, which affects the quality of your sleep. our tip: Take some time out for yourself. You need to be happy and light, without anything weighing you down in order to get a good night’s rest. This won’t happen unless you feel happy about yourself. Work from the inside out. Get enough exercise, step outdoors for some fresh air and meditate if you have a problem with relaxing. You can’t go on like this!


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« KNOW MORE: WALKING VS. RUNNING SHOES Do your walking shoes double up as your running shoes? Tejasvi Desai tells you the difference between them


Pet project

Texas, USA, was struck by the idea of using animals to help people during her fieldwork for Master of Arts degree. where they had to work in the psychiatric wards across various hospitals. She would always think of how it would be easier to connect with clients and get better and quicker responses if she had a dog sitting by her side rather than just apply the conventional therapy that they had to use. She researched this area and decided to combine her knowledge of dogs with her training in the field of psychology to use Animal-Assisted Therapy with her clients. The positive results encouraged her to specialise in this area. About six months after she started Animal Angels Foundation in 2004, she met Radhika, who shared her passion for animals and who also strongly believed in this therapy. They decided to work together and reach out to as many people as they could. Rohini has a Golden Retriever called Angel who she calls her co-therapist and inspiration behind the name Animal Angels Foundation.

WhAt is AAt? Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a process where trained therapy animals assist a medical service professional to motivate and help a child or an adult learn or improve various skills including social, verbal, physical and cognitive skills and it also helps to speed up the recovery process. AAT is used to help clients deal with emotional or behavioural problems by using therapy animals as a part of the treatment process. There is a tailor-made program for each client and the whole process is documented and evaluated. AAT can be integrated into individual or group therapy, across a wide range of age groups and persons with varying disabilities such as learning and developmental disabilities, psychiatric disorders as well as emotional and behavioural problems. AAT is always used in conjunction with other therapies. At Animal Angels Foundation, each of their clients goes through a pre-therapy, mid-therapy and post-therapy evaluation. All therapy sessions are documented through quantitative and qualitative data as well as video recording which is done during the first and last sessions to observe the improvement in the client. Radhika says, “It is a complementary therapy which can be coupled with any other treatment aimed at physical, mental or emotional well-being.” Radhika also says that animal therapy works the fastest with children.

>> From cushioning to the firmness, there’s a big difference between walking shoes and running shoes It’s important to know the difference between walking and running shoes. It often happens that we get carried away by the designs, colours and fitness claims of shoes and forget the actual purpose of buying it. So, when you buy your next pair of shoes, you need to decide what you’re going to do with them. Check these features before making the final purchase:


>> AAF currently visits a number of special schools and old-age homes to help children and senior citizens

Runners hit the ground with a lot more force than walkers. When walking, your feet land on the heel first and then the toe, whereas if you’re running correctly, you will land on the front portion of your feet. that is the balls of your feet. As a result of this, walking shoes have more cushioning around the heel while running shoes have more protection in the front end of the shoe. If you use the wrong shoe, you will either end up injuring yourself or the soles will wear off quickly.

Weight of the shoes

Running shoes tend to be lighter than walking shoes, though this might not be true all the time. The reason walking shoes are a little heavier is so that it gives you more balance; running shoes are lighter to make running easier and swifter. Also, make sure your running shoes are more ventilated than your walking shoes.


People rarely check the flexibility of the shoes but it is important to see how much your shoes bend. Running shoes have more flexibility in the front portion of the shoe and have stiffer heels because the heel tends to stay steady. Also, a firm heel will ensure that the shoe doesn’t flap around while you are running. Walking shoes tend to be stiffer than running shoes. This is why it is crucial that you walk around in your shoes at the store before you make your purchase.

Animals have helped many people overcome the gravest emotional problems. Priyanka Singh tells you about an organisation in the city that has turned this animal-human bond into a professional therapy


ans and viewers of Aamir Khan’s talk show Satyameva Jayate would remember the episode that dealt with child sexual abuse. The instance revolved around LGBT activist Harish Iyer where he spoke about how he survived his traumatic years of child abuse only with the help of his pet dog, Jimmy. This is one of the several instances where animals have helped humans recuperate from emotional, mental and physical hardships that life has thrown at them. This loving power that animals have over us was recognised by clinical psychologists Rohini Fernandes and Radhika Nair, which led them to start Animal Angels Foundation (AAF), under which they conduct Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).

get in touch With them

AAF doesn’t have its own centre currently. They visit schools and NGOs that ask for their help. Currently they visit eight special schools, two mental health centres and one centre for senior citizens with dementia. While they try to source funding for most group therapies that they undertake at NGOs and organisations affiliated with underprivileged society, they conduct individual sessions too and price it according to your problems and financial conditions. For individual sessions, you need to enroll yourself with Dignity Foundation first and then visit their centres where they conduct group therapies. AAF also trains dogs and cats to be co-therapists and you can get in touch with them if you want your dog or cat to get trained in the same. hoW did AAf stArt? *Log on to Rohini, a certified practitioner of Animal- to know more about their previous works or Assisted Therapy from the University of North call Rohini on 9820788703


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Myths about asthma You might be familiar with asthma, but do you know the facts? Tejasvi Desai debunks some popular myths that surround this condition

>> From the causes to the seriousness of asthma, there are several misconceptions out there. We tell you about them

children will outgrow AsthmA Asthma is a long term health condition in which your lungs overreact to certain things. This overreaction never entirely disappears. Some children have asthma symptoms that improve or disappear during adolescence. Those with more severe or persistent asthma tend to remain the same even as adults. Even when symptoms disappear completely, there is a chance they may return later on in life.

moving to the countrYside or to the coAst helps Asthma is a very case specific disease; some people find the coast is better, while others have fewer problems in the countryside. Unfortunately, moving is a temporary respite from the symptoms. Most triggers can be found wherever you go. While a change in climate may improve your symptoms for some time, you then develop allergies to other things in your new environment.

if You hAve AsthmA, You should not exercise


ith increasing levels of air pollution, there has been a surge in the number of people suffering from asthma. It is a disease that affects the airways that carry air to and from your lungs, causing breathing difficulties. This chronic condition could be long-lasting or recurrent. Here’s a list of myths that you should not fall for.

AsthmA cAn be cured Although asthma is treatable, despite great advances in treatments over the years, no cure has been found as yet. However, with appropriate and early diagnosis and good management, just about everyone with asthma can lead normal, active lives.

You cAnnot die of AsthmA Asthma can change from mild to severe and at times, it can be life-threatening. The condition should be taken very seriously. The World Health Organization estimates that there are as many as 2,50,000 deaths worldwide annually due to asthma. Death occurs in cases where asthma is not diagnosed or if the patient did not have a reliever/inhaler at hand while having an attack. One of the best ways to identify if a patient is at risk of death is if they’re taking lots of their bronchodilator inhaler (more than ten puffs per day, or require two or more inhalers per month), as this shows their asthma is out of control. So, do not take asthma lightly.

AsthmA is cAused bY stress, trAumA or colours While emotional stress can intensify an asthma attack, it is not the cause for it. Asthma is caused by your immune system going into an overdrive in response to environmental triggers such as dust or mould. Preservatives such as sodium metabisulfite, which are present in wine, dried fruits and vinegar, can also worsen asthma symptoms, but they do not cause asthma. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) has gained a bad reputation for triggering asthma in some people, but studies have shown this to be a relatively rare problem and it is often difficult to identify just what is causing a reaction to food.

Elite athletes such as ex-tennis player Justine Henin and ex-basketball player Dennis Rodman have asthma, but that didn’t stop them from working out and competing. Some people have exerciseinduced asthma and might need to take medication before exercise. Or your asthma might be triggered by environmental allergies when you play a sport or go running outdoors, rather than by the physical activity itself. Consult a doctor to develop the best exercise program for you.

You shouldn’t hAve pets if You hAve AsthmA Several people with asthma have pets, of all different types. Pets can act as triggers, or you could be allergic to particular animals; cats and dogs most often causing issues. Depending on the animal, allergens can be found in their saliva, sweat, hair, urine or dead skin. Sometimes the reaction only occurs when you get really close to the animal, so it depends on your own response. You could always get yourself a fish if nothing else works out.

« know more: Brain control Ever wondered what it would be like if someone controlled your movements with their brain? Dev Goswami says that might soon be possible Technology seems to be advancing at an alarmingly fast rate and this latest experiment, successfully conducted by two scientists at University of Washington, cements this even further. In a revelation of what could be the future of brain-to-brain communication, scientist Rajesh Rao sent a signal into his colleague, Andrea Stocco’s brain, which actually caused him to move his right hand! We were as shocked (and a bit freaked out, to be honest) as you with this case of life taking inspiration from fiction.

whAt hAppened? The brain-to-brain communication, which has only been demonstrated between humans and rats in the past, was conducted via the internet. While the actual science and method is quite complicated to understand, we’re going to break

it down in simpler terms: The two scientists sat in separate labs, with a Skype connection between them connecting the two labs. Neither scientist looked at the screen, but Rajesh looked at another computer screen with a video game on it, while Andrea had a keyboard and noise cancelling earbuds. The experiment was carried out with a video game, which Rajesh was playing with his mind. The amazing moment happened when he imagined moving his right hand (but never actually moving it) to hit fire and Andrea moved his right hand and pressed the space button on the keyboard, to fire!

wAit, how?! How did they do it? Well, Rajesh spent a long several years training his mind, while a computer

gave feedback to emit the brainwave that detected the intention of moving his right hand. In scientific terms, it used electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation to do the task. Brain signals are recorded when you imagine doing things and what happened here was that the computer detected and transferred the signals to Andrea’s brain, causing his hand to move. However, don’t start worrying about ‘dream stealers’ roaming around in your brain, à la Inception. Rest assured that your thoughts are still safe, since the technology can only give your brain simple signals and you have to be plugged in to special equipment for that to happen. So, no one will be moving your hand without your permission. But, since we never even thought this was possible — who knows what’s next?!


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With the pollution and weather fluctuations that we have to deal with in our city, a proper skin care ritual at night is essential. Dev Goswami gives you the lowdown on what you need to do


e’re sure that every night, after work and household chores, all you feel like doing is eating dinner and heading straight to bed. However, if you stop to consider the fact that your skin has had to deal with makeup, pollution and the sometimes-hot-sometimescold Mumbai weather, you’ll realise that neglecting your nighttime cleansing routine is not the best idea. What you need to do is give your skin some extra love and care. Here’s what you should include in your evening skin care routine to ensure that your skin stays healthy:

wash your face There’s no denying that Mumbai is a heavily polluted city, filled with dust and grime that settles on your face through the day. And, if you apply makeup, this further clogs your pores. This is why it’s essential to cleanse your face every night. Use a mild face wash or cleanser to remove the day’s oil and dirt. Remember to moisturise once you’ve washed your face.

eye care The skin around your eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face; this means that this region is the most prone to the forces of nature. So, you need to pay special attention to this delicate area. While concentrating on the skin around your eyes while you’re moisturising your entire face should be enough, if you feel you’re developing dark circles or lines, also use eye creams or serums that contain vitamin A, C, E or K.

talk to a friend who makes you smile. This will go a long way in keeping you healthy both on the inside as well as the outside.

fortification You know what kept your skin firm when you were in your 20s? Collagen — a protein that is made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Sadly, as you get older, your skin makes less collagen which makes your skin appear loose and older. To avoid this, apply a cream that’s fortified with vitamin A before going to bed, as it helps boost collagen production. There are skin creams and moisturisers available that have been fortified with vitamins and which you can use in your nightly ritual. However, do check with a dermatologist to see if they are alright for your skin type.

Before BeDtime This is something that you wouldn’t have thought of — once you’re in your bed, sleep on the side that you don’t usually sleep on. Why? Well it’s because the side of your face that touches your pillow doesn’t get to breathe and so, it’s prone to getting damaged. So, to avoid that, sleep on the opposite side and when you flip over in your sleep, which you mostly will, you’ll end up spending less time with one side of your face squished against the pillow. >> Apply a vitamin cream at night to boost collagen production

smile & laugh >> The city can clog your pores and ruin your skin, so make sure you have a proper skin care regime before you go to bed


BarBara, our Beauty expert, will help fix your proBlems

This is going to help more than just your skin. There’s no denying that laughter and feeling happy can do wonders to keep your health in order. Well, happiness has the same effect on your skin as well! So, before you jump into bed, watch a funny video or

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Dear Barbara, I love wearing sandals and flip-flops, especially when it’s hot outside. My feet are tanned because of this and it looks funny when I take off my footwear or wear a different style other than sandals. How do I get rid of the uneven tan? — kashvi mehta, parel Dear kashvi, Wash your feet with soap and water and rub them lightly with a mixture of half a cup of olive oil, half a cup of salt and one tbsp of lemon juice. Do this every alternate day to help reduce the darkness of the tanned area around your feet. Apply a sunscreen with an SPF 30 to your feet before going out into the sun if you know your feet will be exposed. This will prevent the tanned areas from getting any darker.

Dear Barbara, I’ve been experiencing a lot of hair loss and have been using external methods of controlling it such as a special shampoo and conditioner. What dietary changes should I make to stop the hair fall and also prevent it from happening again? — trisha makhija, Jogeshwari Dear trisha, Dietary changes will definitely help you in the long run when it comes to hair loss. Poor nutrition leads to weakened hair shafts, increased hair breakage and a greater amount of hair loss. Malnutrition also affects the circulatory system and can prevent proper flow of blood to the hair cells. These problems can be treated with a proper balanced diet that’s high in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A is essential for healthy hair cells and tissues

>> Wearing sandals and flip flops can cause unsightly tan lines

and proper hair growth. You should increase your intake of fruits and vegetables that are red, yellow or orange in colour such as tomatoes and bell peppers. Green leafy vegetables are also high in vitamin A. Apart from these, you could also include foods such as liver, eggs, vitamin fortified milk and fish oil into your daily diet. Vitamin B improves the cells and tissues in the hair, prevents hair loss and improves hair growth. The best sources of natural vitamin B include chicken, fish, kidney, pork, liver, whole grains, cereals and legumes. In addition, vitamin B6 supplements can also be added to your daily routine. Send your questions to:

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Visual metaphors through emotional mapping

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aghava, who works in New York and Bangalore, and is a multi-dimensional artist, says about his works: “I wish to explore the texononizing of history which by breaking events into sub-division of approach (such as causes, events and effects) renders it flat.

However I am constrained by knowledge of Indian history, my ICSE school history. Is it now possible for me to surmount this deficiency by acquiring further knowledge? If it is not, do I think myself to that which I know and of which I can speak of with authority?

“My visual metaphors come about through the emotional mapping of three disparate worlds: The cartoon, the historical. By this, I mean that I will not map literal characters or events, but an emotional response to them. The human being, animal, bird,

High calibre works by four artists F

our talented artists — two of them sculpting and the other two painters

Sculpture by Suresh Kumar

— showed their works at the Jehangir Art Gallery. The sculpture pieces by Suresh Kumar and Rakesh Kumar showed top-class know-how and talent. They were finelysculpted, elegant, beautiful pieces. Suresh is an artist whose tryst with sculpture began at the young age and eventually a degree in Masters from Delhi College of Art. We see sometimes polished surfaces and yet other times primacy is being given to texture. The artist creates sculpture in bronze, marble and fibre. Reformed and fused human faces with metallic abstractions, very rhythmic in their essence, there is a blend of multifarious aesthetics. The second sculptor at the show: An equally talented artist. This high-calibre sculpture should have sold better. The two painters at the show: Rattan Kumar and Vijaya Ved.

Rakesh Kumar, Rattan Kumar, Suresh Kumar, Vijaya Ved

the sky, the plant are all so many forms to the artist. Elaborate working is seen. Appropriate use of colours is seen. There is expertise in the hand that is behind the painting, there is unusual mental faculty fantastic perception and the ability to put them all together.


Raghava has unusual creative ability. “That’s all folks” is how the exhibition is known. A gifted artist at work. At Art Musings till October 25. Contact: 022-22163339, 22186071.

Reality to Reconstruction by L.R. Patil Arkay | ADC

‘Abhisarika’ at Cosmic Art Gallery T

he show described as an engagement with love and life. The artist Vishal Sabley has blended medieval culture and modern concepts and showcased the new age woman in alluring shades. His forms declare a body language. The exhibition will go on till October 23. Phone: 022 22085926.


.R. Patil is a thinker. He seeks to see beyond reality. What he sees he beings them all into his painting. Nothing is seen as it is. He changes faces and reveals various and many dimensions. What se see is not very pleasant. What see beyond reality – perhaps the truth – is not always pleasant. Contact: 09869075974.

Mumbai Diary by Anwarhusain A

n exhibition of sketches and paintings by Anwarhusain ended yesterday at the Jehangir Art Gallery. The cityscapes – mostly ancient are excellent. Contact: 9850965383.

Painting by Anwarhusain



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Too little regulation may encourage financial instability, but too much of it can impede financial innovations which are badly needed.

C Rangarajan, Chairman , PMEAC

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Motilal Oswal calls a ‘Buy’ on Ultratech Cement CMP: Rs 1655 Target Rs 2076

Markets Flat

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Tuesday (September 17, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell marginally on Monday (September 16, 2013) a net 10.05 points (0.17%) and closed at the 5840 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 5930 points level. It then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 5957 points level at 9.16 a.m. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement until 12.17 p.m. It then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 5798 points level at 12.59 p.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement to close the day on a flat note. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session and moved in a range of 159 points. Sentiment seemed bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 32 were losers, while 18 stocks closed in the green. Buying was seen in banking, auto, FMCG and PSU stocks, while selling was seen in healthcare, realty, IT, technology, metal, capital goods and consumer durables stocks TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 2.03%. This change is small and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 549 were gainers, 804 were losers and 60 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the overbought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).

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

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are flat. No signal here. The ADX is falling while the Market Index is flat. No signal here.

a strong market but with a negative bias.

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5787 points level. The next support is at the 5673 points level. Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6156 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 = 5865 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5773. Support (2) = 5706. Resistance (1) = 5932. Resistance (2) = 6024. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed black body candle. Further, the index has crossed below the 5 day moving average. Both these indicate a negative bias. However, the index is above the 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the averages are rising. Further, velocity parameters continue to indicate strength. Both these indicate a positive bias. Incidentally, the index is at its 200 days average which is at the 5840 points level. This could prove to be a strong support level Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Has crossed below its 5-day average (at 5855) Negative. Is above its 15-day average (at 5578) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 5558) Positive. Is at its 200-day average (at 5840) Neutral.

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

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

Acquires Jaypee’s 4.8mtGujarat asset at EV of INR38b (USD124/ton): UTCEM has approved acquisition of the 4.8mt of integrated cement units at Gujarat of Jaypee Cement Corporation Ltd (JCCL), which is a 100% subsidiary of Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) at INR38b (implied EV/ton of USD124 at currency assumption of 64). Hence, UTCEM’s total capacity would increase to ~70mt (post expansion by FY16), of which Gujarat will be ~17%. Transaction structure includes (1) UTCEM assuming INR36.5b of JCCL’s debt and (2) INR1.47b of UTCEM’s equity (0.32% dilution). The deal is expected to take 79 months to conclude. UTCEM to gain good quality asset, with capacity doubling scope: The acquisition comprises 5,479 hectares of land and 500mt of limestone reserves, enabling strong scope to double existing capacity. The integrated plant has 57.5mw of coal-based thermal power plant and 30mw of DG sets, which are expected to serve the energy requirement of entire production. Significant synergies on the cards to improve profitability: We expect the transaction to derive meaningful synergistic benefits — (1) premium branding to drive improvement in realizations (~INR15/bag) and profitability, (2) savings on freight cost led by cement/clinker swap and market realignment, (3) market consolidation, with over 30% market share (~49% capacity share) for UTCEM to aid pricing power and (4) tax savings on carry forward loss of INR3.5b (as per the management). Expect meaningful benefits of consolidation: Management indicated that the acquisition will be EPS accretive from third year. Our ballpark estimates indicate PBT impact of -5.7%/-3.2% in FY15E/16E. EPS impact hinges on quantum and timeline for assuming tax savings on carry forward losses. Assuming equal apportion of INR5.8b of tax savings in FY15E and FY16E each, we estimate 2.3%/3.6% upgrade in FY15E/16E EPS. It leads to change in target price by -2% due to increase in net debt by INR36.5b. Based on provisional estimates, the stock trades at ~13.5x FY15E EPS, 7.8x FY15E EV/EBITDA and EV/Ton of USD115 (for ~67mt capacity). Maintain Buy.

First Call Research calls a ‘Buy’ on Alembic Pharma CMP: Rs 138 Target Rs 160

Alembic Pharmaceuticals has reinvented itself over the last few years. In API business, the company intends to exit low margin products and graduate to new profitable products with sizeable potential. The company has also reduced its long term borrowing from Rs. 2142.80 mn to Rs. 1166.70 mn as on 31st March 2013. The long term loan repaid constituted mainly of foreign currency loans from banks. Repayment of long term loans shows financial stability and long term focus of the company’s management. The CAGR of branded formulations business and international generics stands at 13% and 55% over the last three year from 2010-2013. Alembic Pharma plans to focus on existing branded formulations business through effective pan- India distribution network and therapy based marketing and by pushing ahead acute and chronic segments like anti infectives and cough & cold medications. The company also plans to launch 20-25 new products in the coming quarters in this segment. The company is expecting a CAGR of 15-18% in the coming quarters. Alembic Pharma intends to position itself as a cost effective quality manufacturer in international generics industry. The company intends to increase its annual production of tablets and capsules from 2.6 billion to 5 billion in 2013-14. Over the next five years, products generating $142 billion are expected to go off patents which present huge opportunity for launching new generic products. Alembic Pharmaceuticals expects a CAGR of 30% in international generics. The net sales of Alembic Pharma rose by 16.47% in Q1 FY14 compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous year. Net profit jumped by 51.28% on consolidated basis from Rs. 308.30 mn in Q1 FY14 to Rs. 466.40 mn in the current quarter. The EBDITA increased by 36.22% in Q1 FY14. The Net profit margin and EBDITA margin rose by 252 and 243 basis points respectively. Other income of the company fell by 91% in the current quarter. Outlook And Conclusion: At the current market price of Rs. 141.55, the stock P/E ratio is at 13.92 x FY14E and 12.07 x FY15E respectively. Earning per share (EPS) of the company for the earnings for FY14E and FY15E is seen at Rs.10.17and Rs. 11.73 respectively. Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% and 19% over 2012 to 2015E respectively. On the basis of EV/EBITDA, the stock trades at 9.44 x for FY14E and 8.32 x for FY15E.” “Price to Book Value of the stock is expected to be at 3.84 x and 2.91 x respectively for FY14E and FY15E. We expect the company’s growth story to continue in the coming quarters also. We recommend ‘BUY in this particular scrip with a target price of Rs 160 for Medium to Long term investment.

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Higher Inflation of 6.1% Crumble Hopes Of Rate Cut By RBI




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All eyes are on Tuesday’s meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve

By Mayura Shanbaug

“The RBI’s monetary policy on September 20 is expected to be inigher inflation data which fluenced mainly by the Fed’s stance came at six-month high have on its bond purchases and the subcrumbled any hopes for in- sequent impact on domestic capital terest rate cut. There were hopes for flows and exchange rate movea rate cut by the new RBI governor ments,�said Gursale further. If the US Federal Reserve continin his upcoming policy meet on Friday this week. The August WPI in- ues with quantitative easing as per flation rose to 6.1 % as compared general expectations then, the Re5.79 % in July, highest since Febru- serve Bank of India may also continue with the current status on ary 2013. “The pick-up in inflation can be interest rates at its policy meet beattributed to high food and fuel in- lieve experts. According to Dharmakirti Joshi, flation. These components are also keeping CPI inflation at elevated Chief Economist, CRISIL Research, levels. The deceleration in manu- the fall in core inflation is the imfactured inflation clearly points to pact of weak demand, despite some pricing power continuing to remain pass-through of the sharp increases weak,� said Bhupali Gursale, Econ- in input costs into final products to omist, Angel broking. The impor- cushion margins. “The month of August witnessed tant meeting on Tuesday of the U.S. Federal Reserve holds the key for massive volatility and a sharp depreciation of the rupee. Rupee/US$ the future of policy as well.


fell by nearly 11.5 %during August, 2013. This kept the inflation in the globally linked fuel category (petrol, naptha, aviation turbine fuel, bitumen, etc.) high in August,� said Joshi. “Double whammy from weak rupee and rise in the global crude prices due to escalation of Syrian conflict is largely behind this. Despite some strengthening, the rupee will remain significantly depreciated with respect to last year keeping upward pressure on import component of inflation,� he said. Joshi believes that core inflation is low right now, but loosening of monetary policy to support growth runs the risk of creating a situation of high generalized inflation as the supply shocks persist. “We expect RBI to leave interest rates unchanged on September 20 and also for the rest of the year,� he added.

Q2 Advance Tax Payout Of Top 100 Companies Sees Muted Growth By A Business Reporter



n line with macro environment, the advance tax collections from the top-100 Corporates from the financial capital showed a muted growth for the September quarter, with the outgoes increasing by only up to 8 %, a senior official said. “For the top-100 companies, the advance tax payments have increased by 7-8 %,� the official said. Cumulatively for the first two quarters till now, the advance tax collections from the Mumbai zone, which contributes over a third of the income tax collections nationally, have grown 11 per cent, the official said. Leading the pack in the financial capital was Mukesh Ambani-led Re-

liance Industries which paid Rs 1,670 crore as against the Rs 1,534 crore in the same period year ago, the official said.Insurance giant Life Insurance Corporation paid Rs 1,624 crore as against the Rs 1,307 crore paid in the same period last year, the official said. The country’s largest software exporter TCS paid Rs 1,030 crore as against Rs 810 crore in the same period last year. Advance tax payments is a system of staggered payment of taxes by the companies. Generally, a company’s payout is considered as a barometer of the company’s performance during the quarter. The payouts for September quarter come with grim news on the economic front wherein the quarterly

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Ministry To Issue Clarification On Applicability Of The New Companies Act: Sachin Pilot

Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII,Sachin Pilot, Minister for Corporate Affairs and Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank at the National Conference on the Companies Act, 2013 organised by CII

growth had slipped to a four year low of 4.4 % for the June quarter. The state-run banks led by the largest lender SBI (which paid Rs 1,120 crore, down from Rs 1,820 crore last year) were a disappointment due to issues over asset quality deterioration and treasury losses, the official said. The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation’s payout also dipped to Rs 797 crore from the year ago figure of Rs 974 crore, the official said. Dena Bank’s payout plummeted to Rs 50 crore from the year ago’s Rs 185 crore, while for Central Bank of India, the payout dipped to Rs 200 crore as against the Rs 268 crore in the year ago period, the official said. Some public sector peers, including Bank of Baroda (Rs630 crore as against Rs 620 crore) and Bank of India (Rs 270 crore versus Rs 200 crore), also noted increases in the September quarter, the official said. The private sector lenders continued to show a rise with ICICI Bank paying Rs 975 crore as against the Rs 815 crore and HDFC Bank paying Rs 1,375 crore versus the Rs 1,100 crore during the same period of last year. Mortgage lender HDFC paid Rs 650 crore for the September quarter, up from the year ago’s Rs 560 crore. With some revival in demand, the auto majors Mahindra and Mahindra (Rs 230 crore versus Rs 200 crore) and Bajaj Auto (Rs 365 crore versus Rs 300 crore) also posted increases. Interestingly, in spite of talk of under-recoveries, the oil marketing companies returned to paying advance taxes with IOC paying Rs 255 crore versus nil last year while BPCL paid Rs 202 crore, the official said.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Losses On Diesel Sales At Record Rs 14.50 A Litre

Losses on diesel sales have hit a record Rs 14.50 a litre, sending the government scrambling for ways to cover the mounting subsidy bill. Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) are losing Rs 486 crore per day as they are made to sell diesel, domestic LPG and kerosene way below cost to keep inflation under check. Losses on diesel sale have widened to Rs 14.50 per litre this week from Rs 12.12 loss in the first fortnight of September mainly due to depreciation in rupee, an official statement said. Besides diesel, oil firms are also losing Rs 36.83 per litre on kerosene sold through ration shops and Rs 470.38 per 14.2-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinder, it said.

Hudco To Raise Up To Rs. 4,810 Crore Via Tax-Free Bonds

State-owned company Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) will hit the markets on September 17 to raise up to Rs. 4,810 crore through a public issue of tax free bonds. Hudco will use the proceeds for lending to low-cost housing and urban infrastructure projects. The Finance Ministry has allowed Hudco to raise Rs. 5,000 crore through bonds during this fiscal year, of which Rs. 190.8 crore has been raised last month through private placement to institutional investors.� We are launching the public issue of tax-free bonds on September 17. The issue will close on October 14,� said V P Baligar, Chairman and Managing Director of Hudco.

Equity Derivatives Turnover 12.6 Times Of Cash Market In FY13

Equity derivative segment on the nation’s bourses recorded a turnover 12.6 times of the cash market in 2012-13, with futures and options trading on the BSE recording a sharp increase on the back of incentive schemes. The total turnover in equity derivative market rose by 20.4% and reached Rs 387 lakh crore in 201213, as per Securities and Exchange Board of India latest annual report.

Titan Forays Into Fragrances Market

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 A poor widowed farmer, Dharma Singh, raises two children, a boy (Karan) and a girl on his own in a town called Rampur, and would like his son to grow up to be a police officer. Alas, that was not to be so, for heavy torrential rains strikes their region, separating the entire family, leaving Dharma wounded, and the two children ending up in a town called Sitapur. Geeta decides to work so that her brother can study. Her brother re-locates to Bombay city, and subsequently studies well, and becomes a Police Inspector. He is assigned his first major assignment to get rid of bandits near Sitapur, which he accepts, little knowing that the very people he is expected to get rid of are his very own sister, who is now a former jailbird, a notorious bandit who calls herself “Maut”, and at odds with another bandit known as Daku Dharma Singh, who is none other than her father. Filmy, 6 p.m.


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 After an unsuccessful mission, FBI agents Kevin Copeland and Marcus Copeland fall in disgrace in the agency. They decide to swap their bad position with his superior Section Chief Elliott Gordon working undercover in an abduction case, disguised in the two spoiled white daughters of a tycoon, Brittany and Tiffany Wilson, getting in hilarious situations. Starring Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Busy Philipps. Star M ovi es, 9 p.m.


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By Vijay Shanker

HE 8th classical dance youth festival known as Kinkini dance festival was conducted at the mini P.L. Deshpande auditorium. This annual youth festival attracts the attention of classical dancers from various parts of the country and abroad too. This festival was organised by Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre with the association of Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra and Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Except Kathakali, 12 dancers pertaining to different classical dance styles participated in this festival which was a grand success. The festival started with percussion music rendered by prodigy Anirudh Sankaran. With formal training in Chenda and Jazz drum and Piano music from the Royal School of Music (London), Anirudh always creates a great impression wherever he performs. The dancers who participated in the festival were Suhani Dhanki, Sujay Shanbag, Swapna Rajendrakumar, Apeksha Khavare, Deepali Vichare, Malabai Chaudhary, Sarita Shirodkar, Shweta Naik, Subhada Khandge, Angshuma Saikia, Rachita Atibudhi and Tina Tambe. Suhani Dhanki, an ardent disciple of Guru Sanddhya Pureccha, was the first dancer to give a grand start to the

festival. Blessed with charming looks, Suhani's performance forms a fine synthesis with elegance, precision, technical command and expressional quality that creates a lasting impression on the audience. Sujay Shanbag, disciple of Dr. Vasundahara Doraiswamy, impressed the audience with the vivacious presentation of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, inclusive of ‘akash charis’ and ‘karanas’ that were well displayed. If Sujay continues to

Confluence of music and dance

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will present the Mumbai premier of Saayujya, a creation by Bharatanatyam exponent Priyadarsini Govind and Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna. Saayujya, meaning merging oneself with the divine, is an exploration, investigation, expression of dance through music and music through dance. The resonant, mellifluous and ‘bhava’- laden voice of T M Krishna will juxtapose with the crisp, strong lines and exquisitely subtle ‘abhinaya’ of Priyadarsini's dance. On September 24 at the NCPA.

By Verus Ferreira


HEY may not be one of the recipients at the recently concluded Marathi Entertainment Awards, but Moksh can surely be labeled as India's First Rock Metal Band and First ever Marathi Rock band in the World. The five-piece Thane-based youngsters sell themselves as the first ever Marathi rock band. They all are hardcore rock fans and metal fans. “We were fond of Marathi music; so we thought of fusing the two. Sometimes we add Hindi lyrics too,” informs bass guitarist-cummanager Sagar Joshi. Their music has tried to amalgamate shlokas with heavy metal. “The basic idea was to cut down the 50-60 minutes bandish to a standard 4-5 minutes format to grab attention of youths as Raaga music is an extinct genre and it has to be taken and developed to generations coming forward. So the band fused the most

dance with the same passion, he will definitely scale great heights. Swapna Rajendrakumar was the only Mohiniattam dancer in the festival, a disciple of Guru Sunanda Nair. Her performance was praiseworthy for its elegance and expressional quality in the number ‘Chaliye Kunjan Aor’. Kuchipudi dancer Shweta Naik from Bhilai is the disciple of Guru Rateesh Babu, her performance was praiseworthy for the elegance

NEWS IN BRIEF Double bonanza of plays

Raëll Padamsee’s Ace Productions brings to you, two very brilliant plays over the weekend on September 21 and 22 at the Tata Theatre, NCPA. On 21st, the critically acclaimed play ‘Broken Images’ starring Shabana Azmi and directed by Alyque Padamsee will be staged, and on 22nd, the Pulitzer prize winner play ‘Death of a Salesman’ again directed by Alyque Padamsee, starring him along with another theater stalwart, Sabira Merchant, will be staged.

Splendid birthday treat for Batukbhai Diwanjee By Amarendra Dhaneshwar


Suhani Dhanki

and vivacious portrayal of the number pertaining to Rukmini Kalyanam. The Odissi duet by Angshuma and Rachita, disciples of Guru Rabindra Atibudhi, was pleasing, particulalry in the RadhaKrishna number. The last dancer of the festival was Tina Tambe who revealed wonderful command over the technique and footwork in the Kathak style. Most of the dancers performed quite well in the festival. Kudos to the organisers.

Musical Tribute

In memory of Late Shri M W Desai (BMC Commissioner), the Bhartiya Sangeet Prachar Kendra and Gandhar Music Academy presented a classical music bandish concert based on Varsha Ritu (monsoon season), featuring prominent musicians like Pt Ram Deshpande and Shri Bhuwanesh Komkalli (grandson of Pt Kumar Gandharva) at the Nehru Centre auditorium last week. Bhartiya Sangeet Prachar Kendra, established in the year 1954 by Late Prof Vinayak Dalvi to promote and propagate Indian classical music and dance, provides free classical training to poor and deserving students vocals instruments and kathak, taught with the Gurukul system.

GRAND felicitation was extended to noted senior musician, nonagenarian VR alias Batukbhai Diwanjee, on his 95th birthday at the Vallabh Sangeet Ashram on Sunday. Eminent journalist Kundan Vyas, Managing Editor Janmabhoomi, Swami of Pardee and Gujarati singer Purushottam Upadhyay were on the dais. They showered praise and compliments on Diwanjee. The audience clapped with enthusiasm as each compliment was well deserved and genuine. Diwanjee has a stock of thumris and semi-classical songs which he has learned from singers of the repute of the late Siddheshwari Devi and Hiradevi Mishra. He taught them to his pupils Diwanjee has been a witness to the musical era that unfolded during the 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st century. An advocate by profession, the musician had an insatiable passion for his art, which brought him in touch with many music legends. Ustads of the Agra gharana such as Vilayat Husssain Khan, Khadim Hussain Khan and Azmat Hussain Khan shared their bandishes (compositions) with him. Diwanjee, who wrote for leading English and Gujarati dailies, shared a close bond with internationally acclaimed sitar player Pt. Ravi Shankar. In his autobiography, Ravi Shankar gratefully acknowledges the help which Diwanjee extended to him during his struggling days in the city. His pupil and senior classical singer Vrinda Mundkur performed some of these numbers to the delight of the audience. His other disciple and senior santoorist Snehal Muzoomdar also performed at the concert. His Kirwani was full of action and fury. He was accompanied on the tabla by Satyaprakash Mishra, son of the well-known tabla maestro Kalinath Mishra. Swami Chaitanya Swaroop, a priest of the Swaminarayan sect and musician in his own right, concluded the evening with a vocal recital. He sang the raga Jhinjoti. Normally, this raga is played by instrumentalists. However, the Swami sang with emotion and showing good mastery of the technique. He was accompanied on the tabla by Mahesh Kanole and on the harmonium by Shrinivas Acharya. Friends and admirers of Diwanjee had gathered in good strength to salute him on the occasion.

Let’s get rocked...Marathi ishtyle!

famous format of Metal with Raagas and made it more electrifying and heavy which resulted in shows where even youths head

bang to the Raagas,” says Joshi. One thing common in the band, besides their love for music is that all the band members except lead

well-known RJ that played our first Marathi track on radio. We are very thankful to him; if not for him, this band would’ve never made it to the top.” Since then, the band has and rhythm guitarist Jimmy Alexan- composed seven tracks in Marathi der are Maharashtrians. From the and is currently working on its first very beginning they have always ever concept album named Swarahad a belief of contributing some- jya based on life of Shivaji Maharaj thing to their mother tongue which which is due for release later this led to a very strong determination year. The band has refused any poof making Marathi rock music. They litical interference and is planning opine the fact that if Malayalam on doing everything on their own. rock band Avial can strongly put “Our band has attracted the politiforward their regional music and cal influences of Maharashtra. But make the world believe in it, then we do not want to be supported by why can’t a Marathi rock band like any political outfit that will totally Moksh do the same. Drummer and destroy the image of a band that percussionist Shreyas Joshi adds targets social reformations without that even the lyricists penning the any help or any obligations. The band that also includes keysongs are Maharashtrians. The band started like many oth- boardist Puskar Kulkarni and and percussionist ers; a group of young musicians drummer searching for their space online Shreyas Joshi believes in the power and their vocalist singing in of music to channelise the youth Marathi. Mandar Deshpande their for a better cause” states Joshi catvocalist says “It was thanks to a egorically.


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ACROSS: 1 English cricket captain who represented no threat (8) 5 Put new pep into endless diet with port (6) 8 Sing a carol, playing an instrument (3,7) 9 It's up at last (4) 10 He makes no secret of being a trouble to us all (6,8) 11 Learns about love in Italy (7) 13 Possibly seeing second beginning made (7) 15 Copper's now without a care? (7) 18 They swoop down on fish, so rising with their quarries (7) 21 Nourishing ideas of what's worth considering? (4,3,7) 22 Highlander's hill side? (4) 23 French name I race in: this is one of the entries (10) 24 How a usurper might get power, one might suppose (6) 25 Every green product produced substance causing abnormal reaction (8)

DOWN: 1 Agrees to have a couple of hundred different pets (7) 2 She'll bear unusual wild flowers (9) 3 More liquid needed for about one athlete (7) 4 Rosalind's lover wouldn't be right for old Nora (7) 5 Stress aid is required for such calamities (9) 6 Understanding French (7) 7 Eastern ceremony initially at minor Roman ruin (7) 12 For the nonce, about to feed if you haven't a leg to stand on (2,7) 14 Sing about Vivien riding with Santa (9) 16 Shows the flag? (7)


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







MATH PYRAMID 624 17 He wrote about life in the woods. You read mostly inside (7) 18 Point admitted by corrupt tailor in court (2,5)

19 Ready to accommodate pop, it's a gas (7) 20 Can enter Jerusalem to act as observer (3,2,2)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Keep one's figure, 9 Elastomer, 10 Roper, 11 Thorn, 12 The red sea, 13 Termites, 14 Cicero, 17 Equals, 19 Montague, 22 Imitation, 24 Raven, 25 Haiti, 26 Set fire to, 27 Around the world. DOW N: 1 Keep to the right, 2 Enamour, 3 Octennial, 4 Enmities, 5 Farmed, 6 Gorge, 7 Riposte, 8 Great ocean road, 15 Interview, 16 Topnotch, 18 Unifier, 20 Give ear, 21 Biased, 23 Adieu.


ACROSS: 1 Approached home, feet first (4) 5 Cinderella's horses, really (4) 6 Brad Pitt film (5) 7 Canterbury ___ (5) 8 -- -be (pretender) (5) 9 ___-over, quick perusal (4) 10 A lack or want of (4)

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




DOWN: 1 Sensed with the nose (7) 2 Dwelled (5) 3 Lemon or cherry, e.g. (4) 4 Home, leonine home (3) 6 Tomato ketchup, e.g. (5) 7 ___ down, soften (4) 8 ___ ton soup (3)


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


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

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Moon in Capricorn till 9.32 a.m. 13th Bhadrapad Shuklapaksha Dhanishta Makar (Capricorn) J.Kh. Maroon 8

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: An extremely favorable year lies ahead. Those in artistic or creative fields will do extremely well. You will reorganize your work to improve efficiency and also increase profitability. Plan your budget carefully as you may have a very erratic flow of money during the first few months. Delays and snags could cause anxiety. Your relationship with family members improves while those in love could face some disappointments. BABIES BORN TODAY: Healthy and long-lived. Will be tall, slim, in extreme cases stout. Very independent, intelligent and good at logic. A career in law or government services is best suited. Family life will be happy and contented. Should avoid putting trust in people. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You may now progress much faster than you had thought possible. You may receive good news, which will create an atmosphere of happy expectations. Some problems you have been facing in your business are likely to be sorted out soon which will add to your enthusiasm and energy.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): The successful completion of this project could pave the way for a raise and recognition. Make the most of the good trends present in your work. You will get an opportunity to work on a prestigious project independently. Since time seems to be the only thing that you don’t have, your mate or beloved may need some pacifying.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Don’t get involved in quick profit schemes. You can make good profits in ventures on which you have been working. A hectic social life could now prove exhausting. You could even be neglecting your work and personal life. Correct the situation at once for your own sake.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You seem to be in no mood to work today. A break from your regular routine should help to lift your spirits. Some of you are likely to drive out of town to a nearby resort in the company of your family or your beloved. Try to leave all your cares and worries behind and enjoy yourself.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Rushed expansion, or taking on more work than you can handle, could be the cause of the present predicament. All is not lost help is at hand. There is a tendency to misinterpret a person’s friendship as flirtation or romantic interest. Be sure before you make a fool of yourself.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Brace up for a hectic schedule.. Socializing to maintain your contacts with people that matter will help to boost your career interests. You will be in touch with an important person who will take a particular liking to you and your work. You will achieve success in new business interests, which others may consider to be risky.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Try to safeguard your interests by lying low, and by avoiding any change in your work strategy. Stick to what you know best at work. Do not try to get too familiar with a person your mate or beloved is jealous of or you could be landing yourself in deep trouble.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Chasing deadlines could be a strain and stress you out. Put aside your self-esteem and share your difficulties with your mate who will not only will be helpful in sharing your burden but also inspire courage. You will feel much relieved and happy about the way things turn out by evening.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You are invited to give a talk or address a large gathering. A purchase of property or new premises is worth the effort even if you need a loan for the purpose. You may be more Inclined for sports training or cultural activities. New opportunities for work from far are a possibility.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You may be transferred to an important centre and this position will help to further your career prospects. Some of you will travel abroad to scan the possibility of studying further or for working overseas. The single meet an interesting person under strange circumstances. You can look forward to some exciting times ahead.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Avoid new ventures. Funds could get blocked indefinitely. News of a nomination to an important office or position is likely. Your benefits come from those close to you. You will find that you will do well with consistent hard work. Try not to get upset by delays.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): There seems to be a lot happening at work and you may also encounter obstacles. However you will have to count on your natural flair for turning every impossible situation into a challenge. You will be successful in working things out. An evening out will turn out to be lots of fun.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4768 ACROSS: 4 Make payment on something (6) 7 Complete a course of study (8) 8 Splinter (6) 10 All taken separately (5) 13 Scottish Highlander (4) 14 Ms Mirza of Bollywood (4) 15 A manner of walking (4) 16 Accomplishment (3) 17 Fleece (4) 19 Be dependent (4) 21 Island now known as Lakshadweep (9) 23 Popular cause, fashion (4) 24 Indian - "I hop" anagram? (4) 26 Fight with padded gloves in a ring (3) 27 First man (4) 29 Fancy marbles (4) 32 Extremely eager (4) 33 Flat-bottomed boat (5) 34 Invisible (6) 35 Wild prank (8) 36 Hangs down, declines or withers (6)

DOWN: 1 Looked amorously at? (5) 2 "Roots" author (5) 3 Anchored float (4) 4 Ex-P.M. Morarjibhai ___ (5) 5 Be unsuccessful (4) 6 Instrumentality (6) 9 Release pent-up feelings (3,3) 11 Very Imp. Person (3) 12 Bollywood funny-man Paresh ___ (5) 13 Noblest knight of the Round Table (7) 15 Gen. Off. Commanding (3) 16 Fermented alcoholic beverage (3) 18 Span of eight notes (6)


SUDOKU 1954 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level 


Today’s clue: M equals Y

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

20 Lloyd Webber musical (5) 21 Unit of illumination (3) 22 Benedictine monk (3) 23 Bend (6) 25 Commonwealth games in short (3)

28 Eats in style? (5) 30 Tapestry (5) 31 Graf rival (5) 32 Flying start? (4) 33 Husband of Ruth (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Kerala, 5 EDT, 8 I dig, 9 A bat, 10 Modish, 11 Pedestals, 13 Lief, 15 Rst, 16 Modem, 17 Orson, 20 Ler, 22 Aur, 23 Firth, 24 Meryl, 26 Apt, 27 Saba, 28 Rajasthan, 31 Rodeos, 32 Ketu, 33 Lido, 34 Mil, 35 Skeins. DOWN: 1 Kumble, 2 Redeemer, 3 Lisp, 4 Adhered, 5 Egret, 6 Taft, 7 Call for, 12 DSM, 14 Fort, 18 Rays, 19 Sulawesi, 20 Lie-abed, 21 Retards, 24 Mph, 25 Lapses, 26 Atall, 29 Alum, 30 Nook.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1773 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTI ON : If you can find something everyone agrees on, it's wrong

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 30 average; 33 good; 36 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: deep, dope, drop, dupe, epode, grope, groped, group, grouped, grouper, peer, pore, pored, pour, poured, prod, proud, prude, pure, puree, pureed, purer, purge, purged, purr, purred, regroup, REGROUPED, rope, roped, rupee.



Customs pay the penalty, lose 3-4 to UBI


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UMBAI: Mumbai Customs paid the penalty for wasting some easy chances, including a penalty stroke. They went down fighting 3-4 to a plucky Union Bank of India (UBI) in an evenly balanced league match of the Mumbai Magicians-MHAL Super League 2013, at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate, on Monday evening. Deepak Bijwad, Vikram Singh, Rubin Kedari and J.P. Kusha scored a goal each for the bankers, while Mumbai Customs got their goals through Deepak Yadav, Joshua Versaonkar and Western Railways forward Jay Karan is poised to score after getting past RCF Jayesh Jadhav. However, Jadhav goalkeeper Abhijeet Kadam. wasted a great opportunity to The win today, was the third for sition with nine points, while a level the scores at 4-4 but he was guilty of missing a penalty stroke Union Bank in five outings and depleted Customs suffered their they now move to the fourth po- fourth defeat from six matches. late in the match.

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They have six points from two win in the earlier rounds. Earlier in the day, leaders Western Railway consolidated their position at the top after their fluent 6-1 victory against Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF). The scores were level 1-all at the end of the first half. Vinod Kumar and consistent scorer Jay Karan struck a brace each and Ashish Pal and Mohd Irshad Mirza scored one apiece to complete the tally. RCF reduced the margin through Manpreet Singh. Western have won all their six matches and are comfortably perched at the top of the nineteam standings with 18 points, while this was the fourth defeat for RCF in five matches.

Saina, Kashyap Confession to Police was under duress: Sreesanth miss out; Sindhu N leads Indian charge in Japan T

OKYO: Saina Nehwal has decided to give it a miss, while Parupalli Kashyap will also skip the Japan Open due to an ankle injury and in their absence young P V Sindhu will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Super Series tournament, starting here today. Tired after the hectic Indian Badminton League (IBL), Saina decided to take rest but Kashyap was forced to pull out at the last moment as he could not recover from his ankle injury, which he suffered during the IBL. “I’m not playing the Japan Open as I could not recover from the ankle injury I had suffered during the IBL,” Kashyap told PTI. With the senior shuttlers missing in action, all eyes will be on World No 10 Sindhu, who will be playing in her first international tournament after winning the prestigious bronze medal at the World Championship in China. Sindhu, seeded eighth, will take on two qualifiers in the first two rounds and is likely to make it to the last eight stage without much ado. In the quarterfinals, the 18-year-old from Hyderabad, in all probability, would face World No.1 and Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China. A year ago, Sindhu had defeated the Chinese during the 2012 China Masters in Changzhou but Xuerui will always prove to be a very tough customer to get across, considering her exploits at the world stage. In women’s singles, Tanvi Lad, ranked No.77 in the world, will give Sindhu company. The Mumbai girl will take on Japanese World No.20 Sayaka Takahashi in her opening round at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. In the men’s singles competition, however, there will be as many as six Indians taking part. In absence of Kashyap, world number 23 Ajay Jayaram will lead the charge, taking on Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the first round, while Sai Praneeth B will be up against eight seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong.

EW DELHI: Banned fast bowler S Sreesanth claimed innocence in a letter to the BCCI’s disciplinary Committee and said his confession to Police in the spot-fixing saga was under duress. “Under the threat of arrest of my close relatives a statement was forcibly taken in the manner directed by the police,” said Sreesanth, who was banned for life after being found guilty of spot-fixing in the IPL in an internal inquiry conducted by the Board’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit chief Ravi Sawani. “There is no confusion recorded by me willingly to the police. The police have mentally and physically harassed me and obtained signed statements. The conclusion arrived at by the Commissioner of Enquiry that I have committed offences... is based on conjectures, guesses,

manifest injustice and prejudice as I had no opportunity to refute them,” said the 30-yearold pacer. Sreesanth said it is too “distressing” for him because there is no concrete evidence against him. “As regards seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe there is no trace of evidence pointing out to any such incident at all,” the Kerela pacer said. “As regards the charges I respectfully beg to submit that all inferences, and inadmissible of them as has been conceded police reports” Sreesanth said in in the report itself are based on the letter which was submitted media reports and not any conto the Disciplinary Committee crete and reliable evidence”, he said. “To cut short a cricket life just before the hearing. “The police have not inter- like that solely on the basis of cepted any conversation be- unreliable media reports, suspitween me and any others in cions, generalizations, statesupport of the wild and fan- ment by accused etc will be too tastic charges levelled against distressing to bear for me,” me which has put me into Sreesanth said.

Subrata, Gouramangi Singh to undergo trial


UMBAI: India goalkeeper Subrata Paul and central defender Gouramangi Singh are all set to fly to Denmark for a three-month trial with Danish premier league football club FC Vestsjaelland. The two players are scheduled to leave for Slagelse on September 18 and stay in Denmark till December 15, undergoing extensive training in technique during the trial, said a media release. This is the first time that Indian footballers have a chance at playing at a top division team anywhere in Europe, according to the release. Established in 2008, FC Vestsjaeland, also known as FCV Vikings, is based in Slagelse and plays its home

games at the Slagelse Stadium. As runners up of the 2012-13 season of the 1st Division, they won promotion in to the Superliga. For a club established only in 2008, it has been regarded a massive achievement. “I am really excited to get this opportunity. After my experience at Red Bull Leipzig last year, this is a great second chance to further hone my skills. I hope to give my best and make the country proud. “We believe, based on our experiences with other players who have gone on trial to our club in Denmark, that not only will Subrata and Gouramangi be able to hold their own against some of the best players in Scandinavia,” the release added.

Edilbert strikes winner for United Brothers


UMBAI: United Brothers riding on Edilbert Mathias’ strike got the better of White Village SC 1-0 in a closely fought Third Division encounter of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2013-14, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Monday evening. In another match of the same division, Rizvi Ceramics eked out an identical 1-0 win against Veer Engineering. Ravish Mishra scored the lone goal.

Boxers respond to showcause notice, fate to be known by Sep 20 EW DELHI: The three In- hishek Matoria said the trio of committee will meet and a decidian boxers, who had al- Arjuna awardee Dinesh Kumar sion on them will be taken by N leged manipulation in the (91kg), national champion Dil- September 20 latest,” Matoria World Championships trials, have submitted their response to the showcause notices issued to them by the national federation and a decision on their fate will be taken by September 20. Speaking to PTI, Indian Boxing Federation President Ab-

bag Singh (69kg) and Praveen Kumar (+91kg) have given their response to the notices. They had been given until September 15 to present their case. “We have received their responses and now the Indian Boxing Federation’s disciplinary

said. The disciplinary panel, comprising IBF vice-Presidents I D Nanavati and Mukharjee Nirwan and chairman of the Ring Officials Commission Narottam Singh Rawat, had its only meeting on September 4 when it issued showcause notice.


IN BRIEF Neil D’Costa nets hat-trick for Rangers

MUMBAI: Neil D’Costa scored a hat-trick to steer Kalina Rangers to a 4-1 win against Talaikerz in a league encounter of the Kalina Football League organised by the Sports Committee of Our Lady of Egypt Church, Kalina and played at the St. Mary’s HS ground. Anthony Machado netted the fourth goal for the Rangers, while Ryan Valadares pulled one back for the losers. Meanwhile in a boy’s under-16 semi-final encounter Farmhouse SC got the better of Kalina Village Boy’s by a slender 1-0 margin. Noel Mascarenhas netted the winning goal. Results: Men’s league: Kalina Rangers 4 (Neil D'Costa 3, Anthony Machado) beat Talaikerz 1 (Ryan Valadares); Kalina Village Boys 1 (Dan Dias) drew with Air-India Colony 1 (Jaideep Panarkar); New AirIndia Colony 1 (Durga Oza) beat Nester Compound 0; Rovers FC 1 (Shanol Jacinto) drew with Kalina United 1 (Melvin Barboza); Egyptian Boys 1 (Rohit Jacinto) beat Kalina Trashers 0. Girls (open): Sea View SC 1 (Jennifer Peter) beat SP Football Academy 0; Football Leaders Academy (Green) 1 (Kushboo Rathod) beat Magic Bus 0; Bodyline 7 (Rita Ukachukwu 5, Anjali Malhotra 2) beat Bal Jeevan 0.

Macabi SC emerge champions

MUMBAI: Macabi Sports Club defeated Lalit XI 3-1 via the tie-break in the final and emerge champions of the Late Lalit Memorial Football Tournament organised by Royal FC and played at the Dadar Bhavani Mata Maidan. After the scores were deadlocked goalless at the end of regulation time, Macabi held their nerves in the penalty shootout and scored through Sagar Bedakar, Clint Fernandes and Ketan K, while Lalit XI managed to score only one through Suraj Makhwana. Results – final: Macabi SC 3 (Sagar Bedakar, Clint Fernandes, Ketan K) beat Lalit XI 1 (Suraj Makhwana) via the tie-breaker (full-time 0-0). Semi-finals: Macabi SC 2 (Shane F, Mervin F) beat Rakesh Boys 0; Lalit XI 2 (Hemant Solanki, Paresh Waghela) beat Khar Boys 0. Best goalkeeper: Ajay Waghela; Best player: Sagar Bedakar; Upcoming goalkeeper: Yatesh Shetty; Upcoming player: Paresh Solanki.

Stan Chart soccer this weekend

MUMBAI: The sixth edition of the Standard Chartered Corporate Indoor Soccer Championship 2013, an inter-corporate indoor soccer championship tournament will be played at the Phoenix Market City Mall, Kurla, on September 21 and 22. The men’s team shall comprise of four players and the ladies team shall comprise of five players. Matches shall be played on a league-cumknockout basis. Teams interested in participating and want to register, may kindly contact Saran Sports (22871561-2).

Immaculate girls immaculate show

MUMBAI: In a fine display of football, Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Borivali notched a resounding win over Dhirubhai Ambani, BKC to trounce them 5-0 in the Inter School Football tournament held at the Schools Sports Centre, Azad Maidan on Monday. Simran D’Souza scored a brace while Aditi Shetty, Karen Pais and Synette Pereira scored a goal apiece. Other results: Girls U-16: Carmel of St. Joseph (Malad) (3) (Anoushika Fernandes 1, Evelyn Rodrigues 1, Srushti Sharma 1) beat Aditya Birla (Tardeo) (0); AVM (Bandra) (2) (Shimona Saldanha 1, Ira Vengulekar 1) beat St. Joseph (Malad) (1) (Rida Nizami 1); The J.B.Petit (F For t) (3) (Alaia Singh 2, Diya Sanghi 1) beat St. Anne’s (Malad) (0); B-16IV-PO: Anjuman Islam CST (1) (Ali Manyar 1) beat Maulana Azad (Byculla) (0).


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Favourites win: Punters up, bookmakers down



Silver Arrow being led after it won in the Yana Plate. At right is trainer Pesi Shroff.

Begum Shaherbanoo and Narendra Lagad leading in Al-Zamarud after its win in the Div II of Great Secret Plate.

Mustafa which is owned by Kishore Dingra, M Chattaram and G Shewakram being led in after its win in the See Ruler Plate. At right is trainer Pesi Shroff.

Trainer Don Surti leading in Narendra after its win in the Glensanda Plate.

RWITC Steward Champaklal Zaveri (left) presenting the Fourth Estate Trophy after the race.

By Timur

Act of War ran below expectations. Gate of Heaven reince the beginning of the mained closed. Majestic Pune season, we have Reward, Glorious Reward been having every day a won the D.N. Salver. A lot of large number of races – each money came on Gallant Lad one providing a puzzle. Just and Paris. Some of the favourites think! Pesi Shroff trained horse which won the Sea which won on Saturday and Ruler Plate was available at 6 Sunday left the bookmakers to 1. Most of Pesi’s horses are badly broke. In the very first popular choices. Silver Arrow race on Sunday, Walk of Life which was also trained by won quite easily. A notable him was the favourite in the runner in the race was Narendra Lagad trained Flying Kiss. race. Narendra Lagad had a It was in the front in the highly successful weekend. straight but very near the He led in You Are The Boss on Saturday – available at 2 to 1. It won the division II of the Fourth Estate Trophy – running away. On Sunday, he led in three winners: Emerald Valley, Al Zamerud and Samay Balwan which was a shock winner at 20 to 1. The trainer was himself quite surprised by its win. I feel that Gloria did not get adequate support from the rider. Imtiaz Sait, a great trainer, warmed up his weekend and led in Glorious Record on Sunday and on Saturday he led in Majestic Reward and Ultra Sonic. Both the horses You are the Boss being led in after won at attractive odds. Ultra- its win in the 4th Estate Trophy – by sonic won the Almade Plate. trainer Narendra Lagad.

post, Walk of Life came and beat it. Emerald Valley was joint favourite with Visionist which was nowhere. An excellent run was put in by Saints and Sinners which went to the front. Joint favourite Emerald Valley won the race. Autumn Rush was a clear favourite (Evens) in Div II of the Ismail Khan Plate. An-

Glorious Reward, owned by S A Aghashe and T A Aghashe and trained by Imtiaz Sait being led in after it won the DNA race.

Shivdas Daga, RWITC steward presenting the J F Hughes Trophy to Narendra Lagad, trainer of Emerald Valley.


other favourite Sunshine Heart won the Div I of the Great Secret Plate. The horse is trained by Bezan Chenoy. Wild Imagination placed once again. Pappillon which attracted a lot of betting won the Ed’Avoina Trophy. Its runs so far were so bad, punters kept away. But there was one plus point which perhaps they

should not have ignored. Archimedes, trained by Pesi Shroff came second in the Div I of the Pegasus Trophy. It was the favourite in the race. Joint favourite One Wish won the race. A long-odds winner was Nevada which is owned by Mrs. M.B. Dubash, Mrs. Farida Singh and Mrs. D.J. Surti. Trainer D.J. Surti looks

like he is going to get the highest percentage of winners this season. He has only a little over six horses in his stable.

Runs to remember: Archimedes, Dark Knight, Invincible, Pezzonovonte, Gloria, Zafirah.

Trainer Imtiaz Sait leading in Majestic Reward after its win in the Amarilo Plate.



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ARIS: Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic led Serbia into a Davis Cup final clash with defending champions the Czech Republic after over-turning a 2-1 deficit to beat Canada 32 in the semi-finals. Serbia, the 2010 champions, will host the November 15-17 final against the Czechs who had already made sure of victory in their semi-final on Saturday when they opened up an unassailable 3-0 lead against Argentina in Prague.

World number one Djokovic kept Serbia alive in Belgrade yesterday by seeing off world number 11 Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/1) 6-2 6-2. Tipsarevic, the world number 24, then assured Serbia of a second final in four years by defeating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 7-6 (8/6). But Pospisil went down fighting, coming back from 5-2 down in the third set and saving four match points in the ensuing tiebreaker. "I played at my own

India A eye an encore in second ODI


ANGALORE: Their confidence on high after the comprehensive win in the opener, India A would look to seal the three-match unofficial ODI series against West Indies A in the second 50-over game between the two sides at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here tomorrow. Skipper Yuvraj Singh stole the limelight with a breathtaking century to guide India A to a thumping 77-run win over the visitors in the opening match of the series yesterday, and come tomorrow the hosts would be looking for an encore. All eyes were trained on on Yuvraj yesterday after he was handed a lifeline to return to the ODI team by being named captain of the India A team. And the dashing left-hander grabbed the opportunity with both hands and staked his claim for a national berth by scoring a brutal 89-ball 123 against the hapless Caribbeans in the opening match. Yuvraj produced a sensational exhibition of strokeplay by hitting eight fours and seven sixes in his scintillating innings to help India raise 312 for four after being put to bat in the match which was reduced to 42-over-a-side affair due to two-hour delayed start on account of wet outfield. India ‘A’ then bowled out the visitors for 235 in 39.1 overs, giving the home side a 10 lead in the series. Come tomorrow, India A, a team on a roll after the cleansweep against New Zealand A, would be hoping to carry on the winning momentum in their future matches. During his dazzling knock yesterday, Yuvraj shared two hundred runs partnerships with Mandeep Singh (67) and Yusuf Pathan (70 not out), who played perfect second fiddle to the left-hander.

Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Serbia's team captain, Bogdan Obradovic celebrate their team's victory against Canada at the Davis Cup semifinals in Belgrade.


IN BRIEF 1985 World Championship bat fetches Rs 4.5 lakh at auction

MUMBAI: A bat signed by players of all teams that took part in the 1985 World Championship of Cricket in Australia and belonging to the collection of former off spin great Erapalli Prasanna, fetched the highest price in an auction held here recently. The highest successful bid for this bat at the Osian's auction of sporting memorabilia on September 13, was Rs 4.5 lakh, said a media release here. Legendary cricketer Ranjit Sinhji's autographed first edition "Jubilee Book of Cricket" achieved the highest price for a book at Rs 1.08 lakh. A photograph of India's first Test XI that played at Lord's in June 1932 and autographed by the country's first Test captain C K Nayudu fetched Rs 90,000. In the contemporary section, Harbhajan Singh's signed Test jersey which he wore during his 400th wicket was sold for Rs 2.16 lakh while V V S Laxman's signed gloves, which he wore while scoring 103 not out against Sri Lanka in a Test at Colombo, went under the hammer for Rs 1.80 lakh.

Yuki makes singles main draw, doubles quarters in Taiwan

tempo from the beginning and I knew the returns would be crucial, so I paid special attention to them," said Djokovic, who had defeated Pospisil in Friday's opening singles. In Prague, Argentina won the two dead rubbers with Horacio Zeballos beating Lukas Rosol 4-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 and Leonardo Mayer defeating Jiri Vesely 6-4 6-4. Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych, who had won their singles on Friday, had wrapped up the tie for the Czech Republic on

Saturday by beating Carlos Berlocq and Zeballos in the doubles, 6-3 6-4 6-2. Australia returned to the World Group for the first time in six years with Bernard Tomic supplying the crucial third point against Poland with a 6-4 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 win over Lukasz Kubot in Warsaw. The victory gave Pat Rafter's team an unassailable 3-1 lead. Tomic won his second singles rubber of the tie after he and Lleyton Hewitt gave Australia a 20 lead on the opening day.

CLT20 starts with qualifiers, Faisalabad Wolves in spotlight By Sanjay Ganjoo


OHALI, PUNJAB: Still trying to find its foothold in the cricketing landscape, the Champions League Twenty20 will enter its fourth season here today with the qualifying matches during which Pakistan’s domestic champions Faisalabad Wolves are likely to hog the limelight. A league which was born out of the hugely successful IPL, CLT20 is gradually establishing its identity but it would take some time for it to truly find a connect with the fans. The event will kick off with Faisalabad Wolves, led by Pakistan’s Terst skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, taking on New Zealand’s Otago Volts in the first qualifier today. This would be followed by a star-studded Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by Delhi-dasher Shikhar Dhawan, squaring off against Sri Lanka’s Kandurata Maroons in the second qualifier at the PCA stadium. Barring Volts, the other three teams in the

Qualifiers come from the sub-continent, but none among the four feels that either has any big advantage in the event. The top two teams will advance to the main draw, which has three Indian teams in fray — IPL champions Mumbai Indians, runners-up Chennai Super Kings and third-place finishers Rajasthan Royals. In today’s opening match, the Wolves would mainly rely on their young players including promising medium-pacer Ehsan Adil, Ali Waqas, Khuram Shahzad, Asad Ali, besides banking on the

experience of skipper Misbah and Saeed Ajmal, who has been a national asset in all three formats after his Test debut four years back. The Wolves, who had some visa issues when they landed here, will draw strength from the fact that at the domestic level, they beat teams that had many stars. The Wolves are only the second team from Pakistan to compete in the event after Sialkot Stallions last year. Their presence in the event was ensured after much speculation that arose out of rising border tensions between India and Pakistan.

KAOHSIUNG CIT Y, TAIWAN: It was double delight for Yuki Bhambri as he qualified for the singles main draw of the ATP Challenger tournament and then shocked second seeded pair of Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana in the doubles event with partner Chieh-Fu Wang, here. In the third and final round of the singles qualifiers, third seeded Yuki defeated Japanese fifth seed Arata Onozawa 7-5 6-1 in one hour and 36 minutes. He has drawn Israeli Amir Weintraub as his first round opponent. It will be second time that Yuki will clash with Amir, having beaten him last year in Uzbekistan. If Yuki get past Amir, he may find world number 144 Japanese seventh seed Yuichi Sugita, to whom he has lost both his previous matches.

Gujrathi held by Jinshi; Grover loses to Ipatov

KOCAELI, TURKEY: Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi played out a fighting draw with Bai Jinshi of China, while GM Sahaj Grover lost to defending champion Alexander Ipatov of Turkey in the third round of World Junior chess championship here. It was an English opening by Gujrathi that did not promise much hope in the middle game even as Jinshi exchanged off pieces at regular intervals to retain the parity. The players arrived at a queen and pawns endgame where the draw was a just result after 38 moves. A faulty variation in the Queen's gambit declined cost Sahaj Grover dearly . Playing black, Sahaj made an error in the opening to allow a dangerous king side attack.

Sehwag bats for team success over individual achievements

BHUBANESWAR: Out-of-favour India opener Virender Sehwag feels that team’s success is “more important” than individual feats of players.Sehwag, who is desperately eyeing a comeback in the national side, said he is more happy when he is able to contribute to the team’s cause. “For me the success of the team is always important then individual performances of players,” Sehwag said at the inauguration of the two synthetic pitches at the Pragati Sporting Club. “I feel happy when I score a 40 or 50 and the team wins rather than when I score a double century and the team loses,” he added.


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