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By Philip Varghese


“People should themselves realize that driving in a drunken state can be fatal to the person himself as well as to others on road.”

magine magistrates standing alongside Traffic officials while they intercept drunken driving offenders and meting out instant punishment to those found guilty. This long pending proposal will be a reality soon, after officials of the Mumbai Traffic Police recently met with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and got a positive response to this unique proposal. The drunken driving campaign was initiated in June 2007 to arrest the increasing number of fatal mishaps. From June 2007 to March 25 this year, the traffic police have recorded 91,891 cases of drunk driving. Of these, 48,377 offenders were sentenced to simple imprisonment and driving licences of 41,835 offenders were suspended by magistrate courts. There have also been instances of offenders reportedly approaching the court, complaining of being wrongly booked. With this new system, instant punishment will be given to offenders on the spot. Speaking to the ADC, Vivek Phansalkar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said, “This is a proposal we have sent to the Registrar of the Bombay High Court and the matter


The drunken driving campaign was initiated in June 2007.  From June 2007 to March 25 this year, the traffic police have recorded 91,891 cases of drunk driving.  48,377 offenders were sentenced to simple imprisonment.  41,835 driving licences of offenders were suspended by magistrate courts. 

is being handled by our Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Pratap Dighavkar. As per the proposal, a magistrate should be standing along with the traffic police personnel while they conduct nakabandis specifically on weekends and on an odd day in the week to nab errant motorists driving in an inebriated condition, posing a threat to the lives of others on the road. However, we need the mindset of people to change. People should themselves realize that driving in a drunken state can be fatal to the person himself as well

NO SONG, ONLY DANCE TRUCK TOPPLES — Vivek Phansalkar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic)

By Suresh Golani


oes the green signal for dance bars mean a red one for live orchestra bands? While bar owners and dancers in Mumbai rejoiced after the Apex Court upheld the Bombay High Court order of 2006, questioning the Maharashtra Government’s motive for the ‘unreasonable’ ban, it was a not-so-happy moment for the ‘orchestra’ troupes, which had taken over the mantle almost immediately after a blanket ban was imposed on dance bars in the year 2005. More than 50 orchestra bars (most of them having built-in guest houses) had cropped up in the MiraBhayandar region since the ban was imposed eight years ago. Performing live on the existing dance stages, the Continued on pg 6 «

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Slips into open drain and falls on victim who had returned from abroad just a month ago By Zuber Ansari

S Sheela Fernandez

heer negligence on the part of contractors resulted in the tragic death of a 55-year-old woman when a truck toppled onto her at an under construction building site in Vakola, Santacruz (E). The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon when the truck driver was reversing to park his vehicle inside the building. Continued on pg 6 «

 Rajesh Khanna’s statue to be unveiled today... Pg 3  State cracks down on highway bars... Pg 5

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Officials jittery despite the sufficient rainfall


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For security reasons, you had better inaugurate the project ‘online’ instead of actually going there personally, sir!


Should the state government appeal against the Supreme Court order on Dance Bars?

Francis Joseph Educationist Yes. In spite of all knowing the dangerous impact of such activities, I am surprised how the government can remain quiet and not fight back. Shoba Ravi Working Professional It doesn’t make any difference as similar activities would have been on even when dance bars as such were banned. Shubhank Gupta Event Management Yes. After the ban, we have observed a drastic change in the mindsets of people, families and women feeling more safe and Punit Bhavsar Working professional Yes. People in Mumbai had forgotten about the dance bar culture. So why bring it back? Why lift the ban?

Lakshmi Subharaman Working professional Yes. They are a bad influence in society. For those working in dance bars, the govt should provide decent alternatives.

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The Modak Sagar dam which started overflowing on Wednesday morning.

Peoples look on as water is being discharged from Koyna dam in Satara, on Wednesday.

By A Staff Reporter


hough three dams out of six are full while two more are close to being filled, officials from the Hydraulic Department responsible for the city’s water supply to city are tense, as an unusually high amount of rainfall in these dams will pose a danger to villages in the area and the dam itself. July is yet to come to an end but the Modak Sagar started overflowing on Wednesday morning, followed by the Tulsi and Tansa. The Vihar is just 1.5 meters below the overflow mark while the Upper Vaitarna is just 3 meters short of overflowing. As per the Hydraulic Department report, on Wednesday morning the total water in stock in all six dams


was 9.05 lakh million liters against the total requirement of 12.5 lakh million liters. The civic body has almost 75 per cent of the total annual water required in the reservoirs, but the Bri-

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hanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials are worried. The officials of the Hydraulic department have to keep a constant watch on the lake level as well as on the rains for the safety of the dam.

For safety, some water will have to be released from the dams when they are full but if the rainfall in the coming months is not sufficient, the release will lead to a scarcity of water. The Hydraulic Department officials said, “We have simple calculations – on September 30, we need 12.5 lakh million litres of water in all our reservoirs to meet the demand of the city. Whether the dams get full in July or August is immaterial for us. We measure the amount of water only on September 30. However, the water level in the Bhatsa dam, the major supplier of water to the city is still 12 meters below the overflow mark. Bhatsa has a huge capacity but is experiencing insufficient rains as compared to the other dams.


Council members call for policy on Senior Citizens

Initiating the debate on the problems faced by senior citizens, Hemant Takle (NCP) stated that the plight of senior citizens has been brought to the notice of the police by neighbors. The plight of senior citizens is far worse in rural areas where children do not even provide specBy Prashant Hamine tacles or bother to have their aged parents opCutting across party lines, members of the erated for cataract. Takle informed the house legislative council yesterday urged the state gov- that a 91-year-old woman has been languishing ernment to come up with a policy for senior cit- in Yerwada Mental Hospital since 1950. He izens in order to secure their twilight years. added that after leaving the aged at old age Taking part in the debate, Prakash Binsale homes, relatives do not even bother to turn up (NCP) argued that parents should not be al- at their funerals. Old age homes are now asking lowed to transfer property owned by them, in the government for support to conduct the last the name of their children during the course of rites of deceased senior citizens. Takle disclosed that out of the 10 crore poptheir lifetime, so as to ensure that the children take better care of their aged parents. He added ulation of senior citizens in the country, the that parents often transfer all their property in state has a population of around 1 crore. Out their children’s names and then have to live for of these, 50 per cent are women. He called upon the government to either subsidise or the rest of their lives at their mercy.


provide free medicines meant for blood pressure and diabetes to senior citizens who do not have the financial resources to meet recurring medical expenses. Takle stated that all members will have to confront the situation at some point in their lives and hence the house needs to debate on how the future of the senior citizens can be secured so that their twilight years are pleasant. Senior Sena member Diwakar Raote stated that the late Sena member Pramod Navalkar was instrumental in mooting the concept of NanaNani Parks in the city meant for senior citizens. He wanted to know why the Congress-NCP government had closed down the Matoshri Vrudhashram, an old age home, which was started by the previous Shiv Sena-BJP government. Ashish Shelar (BJP) asked for orientation camps to be held for senior citizens so that they learn how to draft their will and how to change it.

The immates must not take meals in the bedroom or they will suffer bad health, especially if they sit on the bed while eating. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

Rajesh Khanna’s statue to be unveiled today

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Rajesh Khanna

By Chaitanya Padukone

in-law Akshay Kumar, daughters Twinkle and Rinkie and wife Dimple rdent loyal fans of the late su- Kapadia are expected to install and perstar Rajesh Khanna who unveil a special statue of the legwas ‘posthumously’ awarded endary matinee-idol on Thursday, the ‘Padma Shri’ this year, would be according to Ashwin Thakkar who delighted to know that his star son- was the Khanna’s secretary, until he


passed away. “As part of the rituals to observe Kakaji’s ‘barsi’ (death anniversary) today, a religious ceremony would be conducted at the Aashirwad bungalow on Carter Road at 11.30 a.m. where besides the family members, only very close friends and associates from the film fraternity have been invited,” informs Ashwin. According to cine-trade sources, Khanna’s last movie as an actor titled ‘Riyaasat’ directed by Ashok Tyagi is still awaiting release as its distribution deals are yet to be finalised. As part of their ‘shraddhanjali’ today, TV channels and FM Radio shows will be featuring most of the chartbuster songs of Rajesh Khanna in their retro-music slots. Meanwhile, thousands of fans of the charismatic ‘King of Romance’ Rajesh Khanna are eagerly waiting for the day when they would get to witness a display of all the rare photographs and personal accessories, outfits and costumes worn and used by the charismatic actor during his heyday, ideally in the ‘Aashirwaad’ bungalow premises.

Now, a biopic on Azhar in the offing? By A Staff Reporter


fter legendary athlete Milkha Singh and ace boxer Mary Kom, its time for former cricketer Mo-

hammad Azharuddin's life to feature on celluloid. TV and film Producer Ekta Kapoor has reportedly started working on a biopic on the cricketerturned-politician. The 50-year-old former Indian skipper's cricketing career came to an abrupt end in the wake of match-fixing scandal in 2000. The Hyderabadi cricketer, who has played 99 Tests and over 300 ODIs, is considered one of the most stylish batsmen the game has ever seen. Although Ekta is yet to go on record about the project, there is a strong buzz about it. "Till the time we don't formalise things we would not like to say anything at the moment," an industry source told PTI, without confirming or denying this development. It is reported that the producer signed a contract with Azharuddin, Lok Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, sometime back to acquire the rights for his biopic.

Although an official announcement is awaited, it is learnt the film is expected to go on the floors later this year. There is a buzz that three actors Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh - are on the wish list of the filmmakers for the lead role.


Now, Shiv Sena demands installation of Thackeray’s statue at Vidhan Bhavan

The late Bal Thackeray

By Prashant Hamine

premises. In his letter, Raote argued that enior Shiv Sena member of the Thackeray gave it his all for the legislative council Diwakar people of the state. The late Sena Raote in a letter addressed to the chief rose above caste and religion presiding officers of both the As- while giving justice to the sembly and Council has de- downtrodden. He added that demanded that a life sized statue of spite having the clout, oratory the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray skills and political acumen, Thackbe installed in the Vidhan Bhavan eray did not crave for any political office. complex. Raote also stated that the late Making a statement in the Upper House, he said that accord- Sena chief did not have any double ing to media reports plans are standards and always spoke fearafoot to install statues of late for- lessly. The Sena MLC stated that mer chief ministers like Marotrao the testimony of the popularity enKanamwar, Shankarrao Chavan, joyed by Thackeray was evident Sudhakarrao Naik and Vilasrao from the massive turnout at his fuDeshmukh in the Vidhan Bhavan neral procession.


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Seeking tax sops By A Staff Reporter

day, where the Monsoon Session of the state legislature is underway. id the ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’ team Farhan Akhtar was heard telling come running to the Vidhan reporters, “We informed the govBhavan seeking tax concessions for ernment that many more people their film? Filmmaker Rakeysh Om- will be able to watch the film after prakash Mehra and actor Farhan tax exemption. The minister has asAkhtar met with Revenue Minister sured us he would consider our deBalasaheb Thorat to tell him about mand positively.” Incidentally, the their biopic on renowned athlete, film has already grossed Rs.32.08 Milkha Singh. crore in the first week of its release. The director and the lead actor Who’d want to part with such good reached Vidhan Bhavan on Wednes- money for tax?


TRIBAL VOICE… A member of Maharashtra Adivasi Thakur Jamat Seva Mandal posing with traditional tribal weaponry – a bow and arrow - at the Azad Maidan on Wednesday. The mandal members were protesting against several injustices they claim are being done to them by the state government. Since 1891 (British raj), this tribe, also known as the ‘Hill Tribe’, has been facing problems while getting caste verification certificates by the state government.



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I have changed my name from Aquib Jawed to Aquib Jawed Shaikh as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-117690). C-10496



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CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Ravi Karman Patel to Ravi Karman Barsaniya Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-36692. Ornate-C-10492

I, Ms. Sarita Vinaykant Bhatt, have changed my minor Son’s name from Dhairya Prashant Pandya to Dhairya Sarita Bhatt as per deed poll Affidavit dated 12/07/13. C-10506

I have changed my name from Pritiraj Devichand Khandelwal to Preeti Rupam Shah as per Affidavit dated 16-7-2013. C-10493

I, Ms. Geethu Sreeja, have changed my name to Ms. Geethu Gopakumar Nair as per deed poll Affidavit dated 17/07/13. C-10507

I, Akash Vipulbhai Jhaveri, have changed my name to Aakash Vipul Jhaveri as per Affidavit dated 17-7-2013. C-10494

I, Mrs. Sarita Prashant Pandya, have changed my name to Ms. Sarita Vinaykant Bhatt as per deed poll Affidavit dated 12/07/13. C-10508

MUMBAI | THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013 I, Bhupendrakumar Chunilal Paun, have changed my name to Bhupendra Chunilal Paun as per deed poll Affidavit dated 17/07/13. C-10509

I have changed my name from Bharti Keshav Bagve to Mansi Mangesh Dalvi as per Affidavit dated 17/07/2013. C-10524

I, Rashmika Kanaiyalal Parmar, have changed my name to Rashmi Yatin Chauhan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 02/05/13. C-10510

I have changed my name from Zehra Haider Rizvi to Zehra Haider Sayed as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-82003). C-10525

I, Dilipkumar Bhikhalal Makwana, have changed my name to Dilip Bhikhabhai Makwana as per deed poll Affidavit dated 16/07/13. C-10511 I, Ali Ahmed Ali Akbar, have changed my name to Ali Ahmed Ali Akbar Khan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 16/07/13. C-10512 I have changed my name from Aakash Lalit Kumar C. Jain to Aakash Lalit Jain as per Affidavit. C-10513 I have changed my name from Naved Abdul Rashid Samma, to ‘Naved Abdul Rashid Shama’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X- 86703) dated 14/03/2013. C-10514

I have changed my name from Rajeshbhai Kantilal Jain to Rajesh Kantilal Jain as per Affidavit. C-10526 I have changed my name from Kavitaben Rajesh Jain to Kavita Rajesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-10527 I have changed my name from Meera Bhuneshwar Singh to Urmila Bhuneshwar Singh as per Affidavit. C-10528 I have changed my name from Anand Laxmikant Luharuka to Anand Laxmikant Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-10529 I have changed my name from Vinay Laxmikant Luharuka to Vinay Laxmikant Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-10530

I have changed my name from Gulam Mustfa Moin Khan, to ‘Mustfa Moin Khan’ as per Affidavit dated 15/07/2013. C-10515

I have changed my name from Gyanprakash Laxmikant Luharuka to Gyan Laxmikant Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-10531

I have changed my name from Ms. Parabai Vithalrao Wavhal, to Mrs. Smita Shrikant Chachad as per Affidavit dated 27/06/2013. C-10516

I have changed my name from Rathish Kunju to Ratish Kunju as per Affidavit. C-10532

I have changed my name from Mrs. Meenas Asif Charania, to ‘Mrs. Meenakshi Suyog Gangurde’ as per Affidavit dated 15/07/2013. C-10517 I have changed my name from Mrs. Ratnavathy Michael Dsouza, to ‘Mrs. Ratna Michael Dsouza’ as per Affidavit dated 15/07/2013. C-10518 I have changed my name from Habib Ahd Ansar to Habib Ahmed Ansari as per Affidavit. C-10519 I have changed my name from Mohammd Abdul Kadiri to Mohammd Abdul Kadri as per Affidavit. C-10520 I have changed my name from Abdul Husen Kadiri to Abdul Husen Kadri as per Affidavit. C-10521 I have changed my name from Arefa Abdul Kadiri to Arifa Abdul Kadri as per Affidavit. C-10522 I have changed my name from Saira Bano Anwarali Sayed to Saira Qamar Hussain Sayed as per Gazette No. U-15567. C-10523

I have changed my name from Shabanum Yunus Qureshi to Qureshi Shabnam Yunus as per Affidavit. C-10533 I have changed my name from Sushma Baburo Jadhav to Jyoti Deepak Badekar as per Affidavit. C-10534 I have changed my name from Badruddin Mohsin Fidahussain to Badruddin Mohsin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10535 I, Shantreddy Khandappa Kodamnalli, have changed my child’s name from Soumya Shantreddy Kodamnalli to Soumyareddy Shantreddy Kodamnalli as per Affidavit. C-10536 I, Shantreddy Khandappa Kodamnalli, have changed my child’s name from Sharan Shanta Reddy to Sharanreddy Shantreddy Kodamnalli as per Affidavit. C-10537 I, Shantreddy Khandappa Kodamnalli, have changed my child’s name from Shweta Shantreddy Kodamnalli to Shwetareddy Shantreddy Kodamnalli as per Affidavit. C-10538

I have changed my name from Pournima Prakash Jangam to Shraddha Sandeep Kasalkar as per Affidavit. C-10539 I have changed my name from Jawad Hussain Mirza to Zauwar Husain Mirza as per Affidavit. C-10540 I have changed my name from Shaikh Mohiddin Shaikh Sultan to Mohideen Sultan Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10541 I have changed my name from Hasware Musadik Ahmed Fakhruddin to Hasware Musadik Fakhruddin as per Affidavit. C-10542 I have changed my name from K Sana Banu to Sayed Sana Banu Zaheed as per Affidavit. C-10543 I have changed my name from Farahdeeba Anis Jayraj to Farha Anis Jairaj as per Affidavit. C-10544 I have changed my name from Anis A. Rehman Jayraj to Anis Rehman Jairaj as per Affidavit. C-10545 I have changed my name from Ravi Sushil Bhimrajka to Ravi Sushil Gupta as per Affidavit. C-10546 I have changed my name from Ashutosh Kesarinath Save to Ashutosh Kesharinath Save as per Affidavit. C-10547 I, Mr. Satyendra Kumar, have changed my son’s name from Harshvardhan Singh to Harshvardhan Kumar as per Affidavit. C-10548 I have changed my name from Ramjan Yusuf Varunkar to Ramzan Yusuf Varunkar as per Affidavit. C-10549 I have changed my name from Irfan to Mohammed Irfan Abdul Qayyum Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10550 I have changed my name from Abdul Kaimoob Shaikh to Abdul Qayyum Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10551 I have changed my name from Jasmin Amit Thakkar to Jasmin Arvind Vedant as per Affidavit. C-10552 I have changed my name from Jasmin Arvind Vedant to Arvind Mangaldas Vedant as per Affidavit. C-10553 I have changed my name from Kunal Sunil Chavan to Kunal Sunil Chawan as per Affidavit. C-10554 I have changed my name from Sushiladevi Gupta to Sushila Brijmohan Gupta as per Affidavit. C-10555

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State to come out with comprehensive policy on Mobile Towers

By Prashant Hamine


he state government will soon come out with its policy on mobile towers following the guidelines received from the Centre, this was stated by Minister of State for School Education Fouzia Khan in legislative council, yesterday. Replying to supplementary queries raised on calling attention notice moved by Vidya Chavan (NCP) and others she stated that the government will communicate to the BMC municipal commissioner to remove unauthorized mobile towers from the terrace of Swami Vivekananda High School at Appa Pada in Malad (East). The minister informed the House Minister of State for School Education that the management had English, Fouzia Khan


Hindi and Marathi medium schools where 2,300 students studied. Khan remarked that in 2006 eight mobile service providing companies had installed 24 mobile towers on the terrace of the school building. She added that the BMC only issued show cause notice to the companies after seven to eight years. Khan further remarked that the BMC officials took note of the hoardings put up on the school premises but did not notice the mobile towers. She added that the government would order the BMC to take prompt action against the mobile towers and protect the health of the students. Responding to further queries over the suspension of the school principal and the management appointing family members in the

The state government will soon instruct the BMC to remove unauthorised mobile towers. school, Khan said that deputy director School Education has been asked to probe the matter. She said that the deputy director has directed the school management to reinstate the principal and also questioned as to why the recogni-

tion of the school be withdrawn for irregularities in appointments. Earlier raising supplementaries, Chavan stated that the school was putting the lives of the students at risk with so many mobile towers on the school terrace.

State cracks down on highway bars

5 revelers injured as tree branch falls on ride at amusement park

By Suyash Padate


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hile the Supreme Court has allowed dance bars in the state to reopen, the state government has decided to shut down such watering holes on the highway to control tipsy drivers. Aiming at preventing accidents due to drunken driving, the govern-

this sensitive issue. As per the norms, such bars must be at a minimum distance of 37.50 meters away from the highway, though those falling within the municipal limits of any town or city may not be affected. Last March, the parliament was informed that in 24,655 accidents caused by drunk drivers, there were a staggering 10,553 deaths across

To keep a tab on drunken driving, the government has decided to put certain restrictions on bars along the highway. A trip to Gorai brought nothing but pain and trouble for these picnickers, on Tuesday evening.

By Suresh Golani


n a freak mishap, five persons, including a 13year-old boy, sustained injuries after the branch of a tree fell while they were enjoying a ride at an amusement park in Gorai, on Tuesday evening. The injured, who have been identified as Abdul Wahid Khan, Neeraj Sharma, Jubeir Ahmed, Mayank Mehta and 13-year-old Sameer Gandhi,

were rushed to Seven Eleven Hospital in Mira Road. While Mayank, has sustained an eye injury, all others received head and facial injuries. Heavy rains, compounded by gusty winds reportedly caused a tree branch to fall onto the tracks of the ride, leading to the mishap at about 6 pm on Tuesday. “The condition of all the victims is now stable and there is nothing to worry about,” said a doctor at Seven Eleven Hospital.

ment has decided to put certain restrictions on bars along the highway and has directed all district collectors to provide details of such bars. The Excise Minister Ganesh Naik at the Assembly yesterday said, “The information received from the collectors will be used to take action against those who do not comply with the norms”. The state government’s move comes in the wake of the March 2013 guidelines issued by the centre on

India. In all more than 12,000 bars along various state and national highways and around 4,500 bars are breaking the existing rules of the distance limit from the road prescribed by the centre. Even within municipal limits of major cities like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik, there have been many instances of drunk driving leading to a loss of life.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Asiya Bano to Asiya Mohammed Arshad as per Affidavit. C-10556 I have changed my name from Kumbhar Rajkishor Parichar to Rajkishor Charitar Prajapati as per Affidavit. C-10557 I have changed my name from Shah Kamaleshkumar Himatlal to Shah Kamlesh Himatlal as per Affidavit. C-10558 I have changed my name from Shah Anjanaben Kantilal to Shah Anjana Kamlesh as per Affidavit. C-10559 I have changed my name from Prabhawati Vitthal Patel to Prabhavati Onkar Patil as per Affidavit. C-10560 I, Dhanshree Bhimrao Salekar, have changed my daughter’s name from Krutika Mohan Kadam to Ketki Mohan Kadam as per Affidavit. C-10561 I have changed my name from Mansi Mohan Kadam to Dhanshree Bhimrao Salekar as per Affidavit. C-10562 I have changed my name from Sahil Vasantrao Rathod to Sahil Vasant Rathod as per Affidavit. C-10563 I have changed my name from Vasantrao Ramji Rathod to Vasant Ramji Rathod as per Affidavit. C-10564 I have changed my name from Sharvary Vasantrao Rathod to Sharvary Vasant Rathod as per Affidavit. C-10565 I have changed my name from Ruhina Javeed Mohamed Iqbal to Ruhina Javed Memon as per Affidavit. C-10566 I have changed my name from Javeed Mohamed Iqbal to Javed Mohamed Iqbal Memon as per Affidavit. C-10567 I have changed my name from Shravan Goenka to Sarwan Goenka as per Affidavit. C-10568 I have changed my name from Ambica / Ambicaben Prakash Vyas to Aarti Prakash Vyas as per Affidavit. C-10569 I have changed my name from Manisha Sahebrao Kakade to Shweta Swapnil Pawar as per Affidavit. C-10570



I have changed my name from Devjibhai Ambavi Ravariya to Devji Ambavi Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-10573


I have changed my name from Baloo Kondaji Labde to Balasaheb Kondaji Labde as per Affidavit. C-10574

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I have changed my name from Arjun Sitaramji Nitanware to Arjun Sitaramji Nitanwar as per Affidavit. C-10575 I have changed my name from Charmi Ketan Patel to Charmie Patel as per Affidavit. C-10576 I, Charmie Patel, had changed my daughter’s name from Gauri Ketan Patel to Gaoori Patel as per Affidavit. C-10577 I have changed my name from Mohammad Manzur Alam to Mohammad Manzur Alam Ansari as per Affidavit. C-10578 I have changed my name from Vinodchand Parshuram to Vinod Parshuram Sharma as per Affidavit. C-10579 I have changed my name from Nileshkumar Kantilal to Nilesh Kantilal Trivedi as per Affidavit. C-10580 I have changed my name from Al Tahsin Abdul Kader Shaikh to ( Maiden Name ) Al Tehseen Musharraf Patel as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No.U-21997. C-10581 I have changed my name from Jamila Abbas Quettawala to ( Maiden Name ) Muslim to Christan Marriage Esther Ronald Pallivila as per Affidavit. C-10582 I have changed my name from Induben Rajubhai Mangela to (maiden name) Indu Moondeep Mangela as per Affidavit. C-10583 I have changed my name from Rechal Hemant Gurjar to Rachel Hemant Gurjar as per Affidavit. C-10584 I have changed my name from Harjinder singh to Harjinder Singh Aujla as per Affidavit. C-10585 I have changed my name from Baljeet kaur to Baljeet Kaur Aujla as per Affidavit. C-10586

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This is the open drain, now covered, where the truck tyre went into causing it to topple to its side.

The victim, Sheela Fernandez, had returned from Dubai a month ago and had started working in a shipping firm in Santacruz. She was passing through the premises of a building under construction, Fortune Heights, when the truck, loaded with sand was reversing. Not aware of the open drainage chamber, the truck driver lost control when the rear tyre of the truck went into it, resulting in the vehicle falling on the victim. Sources from the Vakola police station have identified the truck driver as Bansilal Ramashankar Pal (29) and have arrested him under various sections of the IPC for negligence. He was produced in court and remanded to judicial custody for seven days. The victim’s family is still waiting to receive her body and perform the final rites.

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a traffic team is conducting an antidrunk driving drive. This will also avoid confusion created by offenders, who as the others.” later approach the court complaining of Phansalkar further added, “Drunk driving is the cause of a majority of fatal drunken-driving, the scope of mobile being wrongly booked. Once that drive accidents. If the proposal gets a green courts will be instituted for other traffic is completed, the mobile court can signal, the magistrate can hear out the offences too, looking into the availabil- move to the next location where another such drive is on in the same reprosecutor as well as the offender on ity of magistrates. An official, who spoke on basis of gion. If the idea works, offences of rash the spot and the verdict will come out much sooner. The current system, anonymity, said, “The request has been driving and speeding may also be heard where the offender has to appear before sent for mobile courts to be assigned for by mobile courts. The matter is still each of the five regions in the city - pending before the high court and we court the next day, will end,” Sources informed that even though north, south, east, west and central. are not aware on how much time it will this proposal will be initially imple- This means that a magistrate and his take for this proposal to get passed.” mented only for cases related to staff could go over to the location where

orchestra troupes comprised 10 to 12 members, including male and female singers, musicians and sound support technicians. While several bar girls transformed into singers, the orchestra troupes opened a window of opportunity for aspiring playback singers and veteran musicians who were at some point of time attached to the film and television industry. A young female singer from Madhya Pradesh, who was a co-winner of a reputed musical TV reality show, worked at a local orchestra bar near Dahisar Check Naka even as she struggled to make her presence felt in Bollywood. A 60-year-old ‘tabla vadak’ who was a part of Bollywood now earns his livelihood by performing at one such bar in Mira Road. Even as orchestra bands grappled to churn out a decent living on a 50:50 ratio (collections through showered money is equally shared between the bar owner and the orchestra troupe), it is an open secret that notorious bar owners gradually began using the orchestras as a front to conceal their prostitution activities. Semi-clad bar girls under the guise of ‘non-serving’ waitresses, just stood around to decorate the scene and became active only after they struck an ‘indecent’ deal with patrons. “A green signal to dance bars is all set to be the end of the road for live orchestras as no bar owner would now be interested in retaining our services,” said Guddu, an organiser of live shows at a bar in Bhayandar. Some bar owners said that they would try and create two sections

to accommodate both the orchestra stage and the dance floor.

Illegal guest houses, orchestra bars mushroomed in post-ban era Ban or no ban, a section of bar owners in the Mira-Bhayandar region continued to grab their pound of flesh in the post-ban era. After the ban was imposed, several orchestra bars and illegal lodges cropped up not only in residential areas but on both sides of the service road on the MumbaiAhmedabad National Highway. The rampant flesh trade menace is evident of the fact that despite a ban on dance bars, the Thane (rural) police have carried out several raids, rescued girls and registered cases under the stringent Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) against bar owners and hotel staff who acted as pimps. Before the ban, most dance bars doubled up as pick-up-joints and operated till the wee hours of the morning. After the ban, people who owned the bar and hotel premises had to slash the monthly rentals by over fifty percent which actually came as blessing in disguise for actual bar operators, who under the guise of live orchestras continued the nefarious activities with added vigour and profit. And with dingy guest houses in their own backyard, things became much easier for them.

‘Dance-bar addicts’ will be back in the news? When the dance bar industry was in full bloom, more and more crimes (including a heinous one where a man, after being refused money to splurge in a dance bar, killed his mother) committed by people to fund their addiction towards bars and dancing damsels had been reported. These people mostly belonged to the middle class of the society. It has been ambitiously claimed that each bar generates minimum revenue of Rs.25 lakh per month. From where does this money come, is the question. Small time businessmen going bankrupt, employees committing economic offences, youth turning to petty crimes including chain snatching are some of the sources that have been revealed after their arrests. “Dance bars being back in business are a worrisome issue, particularly when they are located in densely populated areas. The threat of harassment to women by drunken revelers will increase. Moreover once men start patronizing these nefarious water holes, the peace and tranquility of a family is bound to be devastated. Regarding the issue of unemployment, aren't there other poor women in the world who work hard in other fields to support their families. Does everybody take to prostitution?” questioned a housewife.

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lives are ruined by acid attacks. This ruling will help a bit in restricting sales and he Supreme Court di- therefore access to acid. It is rectives that categorise good that people wanting to acid as poison, restrict it purchase acid will be asked sales by making it available for ID proof and other deonly with sellers who have a tails,” said Preeti’s father, licence for the sale of acid Amarsingh Rathi. Summan.R. Agrawal, inand make the submission of ID proof compulsory during charge, State Human Rights purchase, have brought a Department said, “This is a smile on the faces of the fam- very important ruling and a ily of Preeti Rathi, the twenty- positive step taken by the four-year old girl from Delhi Supreme Court and is a vicwho was attacked with acid tory for women. This ruling is by an unknown assailant on applicable to the entire naMay 2, 2013 at Bandra Termi- tion and now awareness has nus in Mumbai. Preeti, after to be created about it. The almost a month long battle Government is serious about with her deteriorating health issue of the acid attacks and condition, succumbed to her to ensure that all the necessary records are maintained injuries on June 1. “We are glad that the Gov- by sellers of acid, surprise ernment has finally woken checks would be conducted. up to the plight of girls whose The rule has to be imple-

SC directive on acid sale and purchase is a positive step

By A Staff Reporter

The Rathis are still awaiting the CBI probe to begin in Preeti’s case


Acid attack victim Preeti Rathi. (Right) Her worried mother and brothers are still seeking justice. mented.” Since April 2013, section 326 A and B that deal only with acid attacks, have been

Bangur Nagar police bust inter-state gang By Zuber Ansari


he Bangur Nagar Police station has claimed to have busted an inter-state gang who would reportedly

after breaking into a flat. Realising that they were not from the building, she immediately alerted the watchman, asked him to seal off all the building’s exits and called

volved visiting plush residential societies in Mumbai, doing a recce and identifying a target. “No one would believe that these men are thieves because they look like they



added to Criminal Law, 2013. According to these sections, an attempt to use acid for harming someone amounts

to an imprisonment of five years even if the targeted person hasn’t been harmed much. If the target has been

“I think the Government is no longer serious about nabbing the culprit who attacked Preeti. The pressure is decreasing with time. We have met many influential people, ministers and authorities but nothing has happened yet. We need justice for Preeti,” said Amarsingh Rathi. harmed and has grievous injuries, the convict is liable to an imprisonment of ten years.

No contact with hijacked ship MV Cotton By A Staff Reporter

vessel, added that no contact has been established erming the alleged hi- with the ship since the hijacking of MV Cotton, jacking. "Contact with the ship has which has an all-Indian crew of 24, as ‘unusual’, the ship not been established...There operator on Wednesday said are 24 Indian sailors on no contact has been estab- board," an official at citylished with the vessel after headquartered Directorate the pirates came on board General of Shipping told PTI. three days ago. The 184-metre long MV "It is unusual for attacks to occur in this region and, in Cotton with a gross tonnage fact, there have been no re- of 23,248 tonnes was ported attacks in the past boarded by suspected piwhile awaiting five years," a statement from rates the ship operator Genel berthing at Gabon's Gentil Denizcilik Nakliyati AS Port at 0453 hrs GMT on July 15. (Geden Line) said. "Geden Line believes the A senior official at V-Ships, a Turkish company which is vessel was boarded by pithe crew manager for the rates at 04:53 UTC (coordi-


nated universal time) on July 15, off the coast at Port Gentil in Gabon, where the vessel was due to load cargo," the statement added. It said that the company is in contact with the families of the crew members and appropriate authorities including the Turkish foreign ministry and the navy, as also the flag state (Malta) have been contacted. "The company's priority is the safety of its seafarers and all possible steps to secure their safe return are being taken," it added. Hijacking incidents are mainly reported from the Gulf of Aden on the east coast of Africa.


Manoj Singh

Police officials with the three robbers who shuttled between Delhi and Mumbai in their quest for targets. move between Delhi and Mumbai to commit robberies, with the arrest of three of its members. One member of the gang however, managed to escape. The three who have been identified as Ajay Mahendra Singh (26), Arman Khan (22) and Ali Salim Mirza, would take advantage of their good looks and would dress well to enter residential premises without being stopped by the building security. Once they were in, they would break into locked flats. The arrest took place after an alert society member noticed the four trying to flee

the police. The four were then rounded up by the society members and handed over to the police. However, in the bargain, one of the thieves managed to cross the boundary wall and escape. When the society members searched the gang’s bags with the help of police officials, they found equipment used by the gang to commit the robberies and the cash which they robbed. According to Assistant Police Inspector, Bangur Nagar Police station, Sandipan Pawar, the gang had a sharp modus operandi which in-

come from good homes and dress well. We were shocked when they revealed information about themselves and their gang after being arrested. They were apparently residents of Grant Road and had come from Delhi to Mumbai to steal. After committing their crimes, they would send the loot to Delhi with one of their colleagues by train”, said Pawar. The trio has been produced in court and remanded to custody till July 23. The police also suspect that they may be involved in other robberies in Mumbai and Delhi.

Five workers suffered minor injuries when a slab of the first floor of an under-construction building of Dosti Imperia collapsed during heavy rains in Thane on Wednesday.


Munde seeks time, documents from EC on poll expense notice

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By A Staff Reporter


A foreign tourist holding an umbrella as she strolls during the continuous heavy downpour at the Gateway of India, on Wednesday.


Notice is hereby given that Mrs. Rani Ramesh Kalra, the member of Tolaram Nagar Co-operative Housing Society Ltd, situated at Chembur Colony, Mumbai 400074, holding Flat no 3A/12 & share no. 366 to 370. She expired on 27 / Aug / 2011 leaving behind her legal hires: Ms. Tamanna Kalra, Ms. Anaayah Kalra Paryani and Ms Dimple Kalra She has nominated her daughter Ms. Tamanna Kalra in records of the society who had applied for membership of the society as nominee of deceased member. The other legal heirs Anaayah Kalra Paryani & Dimple Kalra have also applied for Joint Membership of Society along with nominee Tamanna Kalra, as above named heirs are ready to sign consent cum indemnity Bond individually. . Objections are invited from other heir / persons having any claim or objection for admitting the above legal heirs as joint members along with nominee within 15 days from the date of publication of this notice by Registered Post with acknowledgement due to the undersigned, failing which the society will take appropriate action as per bye laws of the society. For Tolaram Nagar Co-operative Housing Society Limited Bldg No. 1, Near Gurudawara Chembur colony Mumbai 400074 Sd/Place : Mumbai Secretary Date : 18/7/2013

PUBLIC NOTICE This is to give notice to the general public that my clients 1. Mr. Ketan Ramesh Mehta 2. Mrs. Ruksana Moheddin Shaikh 3. Mohammed Zahid Mohammed Shahid Ghalot 4. Mr. Iqbal Babulal Shaikh, intent to purchase Flat No 2025, in Building No. 39, Gandhi Nagar Shivam Co Operative Housing Society Ltd. admeasuring about 380 sq. ft. carpet area, situated at Gandhi Nagar, Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051, bearing Survey no. 341 (pt), bearing CST No. 646 pt / 640 at Village Bandra, Taluka Andheri, in the Registration Sub District and District Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban, (hereinafter referred to as “the said flat”) more particularly described in the schedule hereunder written. Any person having right, title, interest, claim demand, obection of whatsoever nature in upon or against the said Flat in the form of ownership, possession, gift, exchange, inheritance, decree, tenancy, lease, lien, mortgage, easement, release charge through any agreements, conveyance deeds, writings, undertakings or in any other way, may inform in person the undersigned as the Advocate for my said client at Shop No 25-26, Shastri Nagar, Municipal Market, Opp. Kala Mandir Theatre, Bandra (E), Mumbai - 400051. Telephone no 26456368, within 15 days of publication of this notice failing which the said transaction will be completed without taking cognizance of the same considering the same being waived & my client shall not be responsible for the same. THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO All that piece and parcel of Flat No 2025, in Building No. 39, Gandhi Nagar Shivam Co-Operative Housing Society Limited admeasuring about 380 sq. ft. carpet area, situated at Gandhi Nagar, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051, bearing survey no. 341 ((pt) bearing CST No. 646 pt / 640, at village Bandra, Taluka Andheri, in the Registration Sub-District and District Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban.

Place: Mumbai Dated this 18th July 2013

Sd/Mr. M. K. SHAIKH Advocate High Court


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

TENDER NOTICE NO. No. MNP/PWD/Tender/61/2013-14

Dt. 17-07-2013

TENDER NOTICE NO. Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation Public Works Department are invited Tender for Different Types of Works. The Tender documents are available on MBMC website from 22-07-2013 to 30-07-2013 upto 12.00 p.m. & submit the tender duly filled on Submission date 31-07-2013 upto 12.00 p.m. hrs. Sd/Executive Engineer (PWD) Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation

Place: Bhayandar Date: 17-07-2013

MBMC/PRO/109/2013-14 Date: 17-07-2013

Office of the Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State, Mumbai, Dharmadaya Ayukta Bhavan, 83, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018 Dt. 4th July, 2013 BEFORE THE HON’BLE CHARITY COMMISSIONER, MAHARASHTRA STATE, MUMBAI. PUBLIC NOTICE Application No. 6 of 2012 Under Section 47 of the Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950. In the matter of: The Amritsarwala Punjabi Walkeshwar Dharmshala Sanatorium Trusts, Malbar Hill, Walkeshwar, Bombay, P.T.R. No. A-1493 (Mumbai) Applicants: 1). Ashok Sardarilal Chopra, F/114, Saurabh Building, 7 Bunglow, Andheri (West), Mumbai-400 053. 2). Kuldipsing Charan Singh, B-401/402, Ram Niketan Koldongri Sahar Road, Kol-dong, Andheri (East) ,Mumbai400 069. 3). Mr. Anil Mehta, D/126, Bhai Jaimal Singh Chawl No. 1, Punjabi Camp, G.T.B. Nagar, Sion Koliwada, Mumbai. 4). Mr. Ulfat Rai Marwah, BARC, G.O.I., B-702 Lakhani Glaxy, C.H.S. Plot No. 83, Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400 614. To, All Concerned Having Interest WHEREAS the above named Applicants filed application under section 47 of the Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950 for appointment of themselves as a trustees of The Amritsarwala Punjabi Walkeshwar Dharmshala Sanatorium Trust, Malbar Hill, Walkeshwar, Bombay, P.T.R. No. A-1493 (Mumbai). AND WHEREAS THE said matter has been fixed on 23-7-2013 at 1.00 p.m. before the Hon’ble Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State, Mumbai. In this Office. You are therefore called upon to file say/objection if any, on or before 23-7-2013. If no appearance or say/objection is filed it will be presumed that nobody is interested in affairs of the trust and none wants to submit any objection/say, in that case the matter will be proceeded and decided in the interest of trust. Given under my hand and the seal of the Hon’ble Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State, Mumbai. On this 3rd day of July, 2013. Sd/I/c Superintendent (J) Office of the Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State, Mumbai.

ith the Election Commission slapping a showcause notice on him for his poll expense remark, BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Wednesday sought four more weeks' time along with reports of returning officer on expenditure incurred by him during 2009 parliamentary poll. The EC had served a notice on Munde on June 29, asking him why he should not be disqualified for ‘suppressing and undervaluing’ his poll campaign expenditure with his public admission of having spent Rs.8 crore over it. Sources said the poll panel is likely to take a call in its meeting on Thursday, when the period of its notice is set to end, on whether to grant more time to Munde. The EC had asked Munde to explain within 20 days why action should not be initiated against him under the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, and why he should not be disqualified under the Representation of People Act for his "failure" to maintain a correct account of his election expenses, reports PTI. The prescribed limit of poll campaign expenditure during the 2009 Parliamentary election was Rs 25 lakh. Munde, who is an MP from Beed and BJP's deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, had on June 27 said during a book launch function in Mumbai that he had spent a whopping Rs.8 crore during his 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former BJP chief Nitin

Gadkari. The EC notice said, "The reasons for the said default should be explained by you in writing and your explanation should reach the Commission within 20 days from the

Gopinath Munde date of receipt of this notice. "ln case, you fail to do so, within the time stipulated above, you will render yourself liable, without any further reference to you in the matter, for disqualification under section 10 A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951....For a period of 3 years from the date of order of the Commission...," the EC notice to him said. The EC said that the election expenditure shown by Munde in the 2009 elections was only Rs 19,36,922. Munde, who claimed he spent over Rs 8 crore in the 2009 polls, has sought details alongwith copies of documents filed by the returning officer on his poll expenses.

Thane ZP Fed chief threatens self-immolation By A Staff Reporter

mental stress. He abruptly left the office nnoyed over the inordi- after handing the letter to the nate delay in payment of executive engineer and dewages since the last one year clared, "Come what may, I to Thane Zilla Parishad em- will take the extreme step as ployees, the Chairman of the we have lost our patience". The sole responsibility of the Thane unit of the Maharashtra Rajya Zilla Parishad any eventuality would rest on Karmachari Mahasangh the executive engineer he (MRZPKM) Mohan Pawar has said, after giving a copy of the threatened to immolate him- warning letter to the city police. self in protest. The scene in the office this The warning he has given to the executive engineer of afternoon was tense, as emthe water supply department ployees were concerned of the Thane Zilla Parishad about Pawar's action which comes in the wake perisistant on Wednesday. Pawar told reporters that follow up with the adminishe himself works in the de- tration which failed to pay partment as a section engi- salaries for June. In his memorandum, neer and the entire staff did not get their wages on time copies of which he circulated due to which they had to face to the press, employees' temuntold hardships and were in pers ran high, Pawar said.


Malhar brings greats to Conclave

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The Conclave sessions of the college fest this year will bring noteables from arts and media to students

By A Staff Reporter


ike every year, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai is all set for its famous college fest, ‘Malhar 2013’ to be held from August 15-17. This year however, Malhar is all set to bring the greats of art and media together in a special event called Conclave. Conclave is an event which facili-

tates unabashed, interactive dialogues between distinguished guests and students based on the notion that everything begins with an idea. Its aim is therefore to act as a medium of exchange for these ideas, and to trigger the will to change something within those who are present. This year’s keynote speaker at

Malhar is the renowned author Dr. Ramachandra Guha.

formation, will consist of various interactive sessions with experts from varied fields. Speakers and experts like Devdutt Patnaik (From Mythology to Management) and Anil Srinivasan (Music beyond Boundaries) will be interacting with the audience. Another crowd puller session Conclave, with a purpose of is expected to be the panel disgiving out knowledge and in- cussions. This year, renowned

journalists Siddhart Varadarajan, Prof. Dr. Sumantra Bose, author Dipankar Gupta and Vinod K. Jose will discuss ‘The Rise of Radicalism – A 21st Century Perspective’. The fest will also have a debate led by journalists Paranjoy GuhaThakurta (for the motion), Bhupendra Chaubey (against the motion) and Rudrangshu Mukherjee (moderator).

Going to school Access denied in mufti

Students play on streets as city colleges construct buildings on their playgrounds

Even 45 days after classes started, around 10,000 civic school students in Mira Bhayandar are still waiting for their uniforms

By Yatin Ingle

Even after paying fees for the use of a playground and gymnasium, city college students have been found playing on the streets outside their college premises. The reason behind this is that most city colleges lack playgrounds and gymnasiums, while colleges equipped with playgrounds are now turning them into construction sites for new projects or institutions. Having no place to practice or play within the college campus for competitions and championships, students have been forced to practice and play on the streets. Pic for representational purposes only

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By Suresh Golani


chools reopened sometime in mid-June, but 11year-old Geeta Patil (name changed) has been using her short, faded and slightly tight uniform she had received last year. The Std V student has no idea as to how long she will have to make do with the old uniform as she is yet to get a new set from her municipal school in Bhayandar. Geeta is not alone, but is among the 9,859 students who are enrolled with 35 schools in the twin-city being run by the education department of the Mira Bhayandar Municpal Corporation (MBMC).

Apart from uniforms, the students are yet to get their shoes, school-bags and even books! While 21 of the 35 schools offer education in Marathi medium, four schools are of Hindi medium and five each of Gujarati and Urdu medium. “Despite of my official intimation in March, the administration as usual failed in setting up a proper system, to ensure that uniforms and other material are delivered on time,” alleged Shiv Sena corporator Prashant Dalvi. All these students are most likely to go to schools without uniform for the entire month of July since the process of awarding work orders to con-

tractors is still to get an official nod from the standing committee, despite the fact that a budgetary allocation of Rs.2 crore has already been made for the purpose in the current fiscal. However, when contacted, Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani said, “It is true that there has been an unprecedented delay, however we were helpless as only one company took part in the bid process prompting us to recall the tenders which will soon be tabled before the standing committee and we will ensure that the students are provided with uniforms and education material by next week.”

A student who did not wished to be named says, “Even after paying fees for the gymnasium and playground, we don't have a place in college to practice our sports. The playground is under construction leaving us with no option but to play on the streets.” According to the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994, a college affiliated to a varsity should compulsorily have a playground and a gymnasium. As per the rules of the Local Investigation Committee, a college should have a specific area for the playground. If not, then the college fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the

college infrastructure guidelines of the varsity. When the ADC, spoke to Pradeep Sawant, Member of the Students Grievance Committee and Senate Member, MU, he said “City colleges have been engaged in building new structures on playgrounds rather than encouraging and supporting students to practice sports and utilize the ground. Students should step up and complain to the Student Grievance Cell of the varsity. The committee will surely take strict action against colleges taking part in such activity in the college premises.”


Let the dancing begin!

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Ponder awhile…


HIS is a political column. So the only reason why you are reading about dance bars this week is because it was for entirely political reasons that they were closed in Maharashtra in 2005. Political reasons so narrow that the opinion of vociferous middle-class moralists was given precedence over the livelihood of thousands of women who supported whole families on what they earned. And, so hypocritical that the State Home Minister R.R. Patil, has never dared admit that dance bars have nothing to do with child prostitution. Little girls are no use in dance bars because they look like little girls even if they are dressed in the glittering skirts HE Congress party seems to be and veils of bar dancers but they can be easily turned into prostitutes in the pitiless blissfully unaware that the imple- brothels of Mumbai where depraved old men mentation of the Food Security Act is a come to satisfy their disgusting desires. Mumbai is one of the world’s largest cenHerculean task under the Act, foodgrains have to be distributed to as tres for child trafficking according to organizations that work to stop this awful many as 67 crore poor people. commerce and most trafficked children end Chances are this project will fail. up in the brothels. If Patil was sincere about Take for instance the mid-day meal ridding this city of child trafficking he needed scheme which, compared to ‘food se- only to wander down to the sad, squalid curity,’ is a less formidable scheme. brothels under this city’s Kennedy Bridge, a stone’s throw from his office, and he would The mid-day meal horror in Nitish find the real victims. Instead, he chose to go Kumar’s ‘progressive’ state reveals the for an easier target and ended up depriving problems involved in implementation. 75,000 bar dancers of their livelihood and As many as 22 children have died and closing down bars that were a uniquely Mummany others have been hospitalised bai institution and an amusing side product of Bollywood. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.” — Jim Rohn

Mid-day meal horror


after eating their mid-day meal. It is clear as crystal that the kids were given poisonous meals. The deaths occurred in no time at all – soon as the hapless kids ate the poisonous food. How did the poison get into the food? A probe has been ordered by the chief minister and it may show what actually happened. Who is responsible for the deaths of so many innocent children? Who is to be blamed for this? This is not the first time a tragedy occurred after kids ate poisoned food. Across the country, there have been several instances of kids falling ill after eating the mid-day meal. Parents have come to regard the meal as unsafe. They feel it is better their kids become drop-outs than die. It is pathetic that the mid-day meal scheme has become a failure. It has also become dangerous. The grave happening in Bihar has shown that it is better to do away with the scheme as it also indicates that other projects like the ‘food security scheme’ cannot yield the desired results.



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Hypocritical politicians The Supreme Court has reversed a serious injustice in its recent judgement and we can only hope that Maharashtra’s narrow-minded and hypocritical politicians do not find some other way of preventing the dance bars from opening again. If they are genuinely interested in ending the horror of child prostitution they need to work harder to ensure that the brothels of Mumbai stop forcing children to become sex slaves. This can easily be done because the police know exactly which brothels have children in them and which ones do not. If they do not stop child prostitution it is because the brothel owners make enough money to keep the police happy. If anyone can change things it should be the Home Minister that is if he is really interested in stopping the most sicken-


ing form of child abuse. Around the time that Patil closed the dance bars in 2005, I was doing a programme for NDTV’s Hindi channel called ‘Indianama’. One of the first episodes I did was about child prostitution in Mumbai and I was able to do it only because the police chief at the time, Anami Roy, was eager to publicize the raids that he was conducting on brothels. The story that unfolded for me that day was so horrible that by the time we finished visiting brothels late that evening I had a high fever and was sickened to my soul. I met young girls, some no more than fourteen years old, who had been kidnapped and forced into prostitution before they reached puberty. I remember in particular the story of a girl whose name I think was Rubina, who was kidnapped while playing outside her parents’ pavement home in Delhi. She was sold to a brothel under the Kennedy Bridge and forced to have sex with

ON THE SPOT Tavleen Singh more than ten men a day in a cubicle no wider than a large desk. She came back with us the day we went on the raid to search for a scrap of paper on which she thought was written her parents address. When we got to the brothel she searched desperately in a blue plastic vanity case filled with cheap cosmetics and she searched under the narrow wooden plank that had been her bed. She did not find it and it clearly broke her heart. As we were leaving Ian Dowling, the man who ran the rescue centre where she had been taken, told me that she was HIV positive. In Mumbai, there are hundreds of thousands of girls like her in the brothels. They should be easy to find but

for this to happen you need political leaders who are motivated by more than hypocrisy and tokenism.

Forced into prostitution

Because of their fraudulent motives, girls who made an honest living and good money out of dancing in bars were driven into the streets. Some were forced into prostitution, some were trafficked to countries in the Middle East and some found whatever work they could to feed their families. In the words of a bar dancer I interviewed for a column that appeared in April 2005, “Where we could make Rs.200 and Rs.300 a day we barely manage to make Rs.20 and sometimes it gets so bad the owner gives us a few rupees to go and eat a meal.” The girls I interviewed in the ‘dancers room’ of a bar just after the ban came into effect came from very poor families in Kolkata, Kanpur and Lucknow. They were mostly illiterate so their employment options were limited but the moralists who imposed the ban could not have cared less. They come from middle-class families who mostly believe that poor people are ‘bad’ at the best of times. Moralists are not easily defeated either. Like all puritans they believe righteousness is on their side. So if the Supreme Court does not keep a careful eye on what is going to happen now it is entirely possible that the same people will get back into action and find some other way to ensure that dance bars do not come back into business. It is the city that has to give licenses for a bar to open and the licenses may become impossible to get. If this happens it would be a tragedy for Mumbai because I remember the dance bar in which I went to do my interviews as a happy place filled with music, lights and gilded ceilings. The brothels of Mumbai, on the other hand, I remember as places that reek of evil, exploitation and disease. The rescued child prostitutes I talked to told stories of being beaten and starved if they refused to service customers. Even on days when they were sick they were forced to work and more often than not all they ‘earned’ were two meals a day and some clothes. If R.R. Patil is sincere in wanting to do something good for Mumbai it is the brothels he needs to attack. The question to ask is why he has not already done so.

dressed him in clothes, applied tilak, garlanded him with a mala of white, fragrant jasmine flowers and performed Aarati. Then I would visualize Gurudev sitting before me YASA PURNIMA is another name of the Guru is Shiva, Guru is Supreme Brahman It- and feel blessed and elated remembering his physical movements. Thus I celebrated Vyasa Guru Purnima. The festival of Guru Purn- self. Prostration to that Guru.” The Guru is the Creator of samskaras of Purnima – absorbed lovingly meditation on ima is celebrated every year to commemorate Krishna Dwaipayana, known as Veda Vyasa, Dharma, Upasana and Brahmajnana in our Vyasa in the form of my Guru… Then I would who edited the Vedas. Bhagwan Veda Vyasa hearts. As Lord Vishnu nurtures the Creation, feel as if I were listening to my Guruji; as if Guhas served the mankind with many works. If the Guru nurtures these divine virtues. Like ruji were showering love on me through his there is anything great in all great works, Lord Shiva, the Guru destroys our petty im- gracious glance and I feel exhilarated, overscriptures, religions, sects, it is a gift from pure desires and beliefs, our self-limiting no- joyed, causing bristling of the hairs of my body. The festival of Vyasa-Purnima comes to Vyasa. awaken our dormant powers, spiritual Shakti. We have been undergoing metempsychosis VYASOCHHISTAM JAGATSARVAM: tions and inferiority complexes. The Guru is since time immemorial. We have been gaining The whole world is Prasad from Vyasaji All the Rishis and gods prayed to Veda Supreme Brahman Itself. Singing thus the and losing, and in the process becoming indiVyasa to fix a day of the year when people Guru’s praises, the gods and Rishis prayed gent. The festival of Guru-Purnima eradicates would worship and show reverence to him as that a day be fixed for worship of the Guru. our poverty, takes away our disease and grief, there are days fixed for worshipping other Thursday was fixed for worshipping the Guru and dispels the darkness of our ignorance deities – Monday and Shivaratri for shaivites, and the Purnima of the month Aashaadh, on thereby filling our heart with divine knowlTuesday, Saturday and Hanuman Jayanti for which day Vyasaji commenced the composi- edge, divine love, divine joy and divine powers. Guru Purnima is the festival which eradithe devotees of Hanumanji, Janmashtami for tion of Brahma Sutra, the first philosophical devotees of Lord Krishna, Rama Navami for work of the world, came to be known as Guru- cates our poverty and own troddenness, and makes us rich with the divine opulence, didevotees of Lord Rama to worship Shiva, Purnima or Vyasa-Purnima. Every year, on this day, we remember Ma- vine love and divine joy. Vyasa-Purnima Hanumana, Krishna, and Rama respectively. “O living God, Sadguru, we want to repay harshi Veda Vyasa as the first Guru and wor- teaches us to go for attaining freedom of joy, the deep debt of gratitude we owe to you by ship our Guru as the embodiment of knowledge and life so that we do not depend worshipping you because the gift of knowl- Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute. On upon others for our joy, knowledge and life; it the Guru-Purnima day, I used to do mental reminds us of our own greatness. edge does little good to the ungrateful.” — Sant Asaram Bapuji “The Guru is Brahma, the, Guru is Vishnu, worship of my Guru. I bathed my Gurudev,

A festival to awaken your divinity



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Thanks to NaMo, a Nationalist turns Muslim Nationalist

TILL a couple of days ago, I was just a Nationalist (and a truly diehard one) but today my Nationalism is slightly ‘Modi-fied’ as now I am a Muslim Nationalist. The change is due to a “new” theory invented by Narendra Modi in an interview with Reuters. His theory: he is a born Hindu and a true Nationalist so he is a Hindu Nationalist, great. Everybody should be proud of the religion to which he/ she belongs and one should also be proud of his/ her patriotism. Nationalism has no religion so did we believe till recently, but then NaMo has new ideas of “development” and “progress” where even Nationalism has a religion. His analogue about the 2002 deaths with that of the death of a puppy under his car was truly in line with his inner feelings. Will he just explain two things—who was his reckless driver and what action did he take on him? And would he have just felt ‘dukh’ and sat casually on the backseat had it been an “insaan ka baccha” instead of “kutte ka”?

statement that even if a puppy comes under the wheels of his car, of course, it will be very much painful for him, whether he is a chief minister or not, because after all he is a human being. This means very clearly that he is sad about the undesired 2002 riots because he is a human being. And this fact was also publicised in all the leading national, impartial, democracy and patriotism loving dailies, of course, except a few prejudiced ones. But the Congress, with its notorious mask of secularism, obviously for votes, never wants to understand Narendra Modi’s humane thoughts. Every now and then Congress stalwarts--Digvijay Singh and Manish Tiwari--uselessly try to divert the countrymen’s minds from the Party’s misrule: corruption, spiraling food inflation, terror attacks, et al. Why doesn’t this pseudo secular Congress concentrate on these vital, pro-aam aadmi issues?

— Hansraj Bhat, Borivali


— Abdul Monim, New Delhi


ANY sensible and English knowing person can easily understand the meaning of Narendra Modi’s

Telegram dies a sad death! IT is very sad that the 162-year-old telegram service has been retired from Postal service due to instantaneous satellite communication. Started in 1850, on an experimental basis between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour, it was opened for use by the British East India Company the following year. In 1854, the

IT appears that a tacit understanding has been reached between the UPA II and the secular press. By which, whenever anything about Narendra Modi and the BJP is to be published, the ings in the receiver. As most of the people were uneducated and did not understand the idiom of ‘taar’, they started weeping without knowing its contents till the help of some educated person was sought. ‘Taar’ was so popular that many Bollywood films included a cameo on ‘taar’. But in the present times, SMS, email and Facebook have pushed the telegram service into history. — K.V. Raman, Malad

Shabaash, Capt. Manchanda!

BURIED! Advancement of technology in communication has dug the grave for the telegram in India, after 162 years of dedicated postal service. service was made available to the public. It was decided to discontinue telegrams following a huge shortfall in revenue. All over the country, 75 telegram centres and around 1,000 employees managed them. With technological innovations—SMS, email and mobile phones etc., the telegram gradually faded into oblivion.

THIS is with reference to ‘Home is hero’ (Diary—ADC, July 16). Captain Andrew Manchanda of the Pawan Hans helicopter services deserves to be complimented for volunteering to do evacuation duty in the treacherous mountains of Uttarakhand. Though he has been trained in off-shore flying, he felt it his duty to take the call from the PMO’s office and go to the hills. He has done nearly 24 hours of flying under very difficult weather conditions and rescued over 100 distresed people—young, old and sick, besides distributing food and supplies with zeal. It was a risky operation, climbing nearly 3,000 metres over the mountains and going OF down zig-zag valleys. LETTER THE DAY One remembers that one of the helicopters crashed killing all the 19 occupants in the same terrain. The country is indeed proud of Captain Manchanda and we need more brave men like him. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

— Probir Kumar Bose, New Panvel


TIME was when the telegram service, popularly recognised as ‘taar’, was the only as well as the fastest mode of communication for conveying news to near and dear ones all over the country. One remembers the days when the influx of a telegram generated negative feel-

India’s heritage? Who cares? YOUR readers owe a lot to Chauthi Duniya Bureau and of course the ADC for exposing the UPA’s lack of interest in bringing back articles and heirlooms which are auctioned regularly abroad. Yes, as the report rightly states, the 16 items recently auctioned in London and purchased by Kamal Morarka, did not

media should only place the halftruth before the general public. The latest glaring example is that of the Rs. 5/- charge per person to be collected by the BJP from the people wishing to attend Modi’s Hyderabad rally. They have conve-

CONGRESS has made much issue over the Narendra Modi’s ‘puppy’ remark, that Modi had compared the little dog with a particular caste dog. But on the Sadbhavana mission in Gujarat, Congress and its spokesman Kapil Sibal claimed about Modi thus: “Sau chuhe khaake billi Haj ko chali”. It means Sibal had compared the Muslim caste as rat. The sensible person can understand what message a proverb gives, hence one should follow the message of the proverb and not its literal meaning. But we can see that there is no dearth of foolish persons in our political arena. We would get thousands, if we were to search for one, isn’t it?

— Bhavesh Jani, Nala Sopara

ANTITHESIS: Nationalism has no religion, that’s what we believed till recently. But Modi has new ideas of ‘development’ and ‘progress’ where even Nationalism has a religion. niently hidden the latter part of the news that the entire amount so collected is going towards the Uttarakhand Relief Fund. — Vineet Phadtare, Borivali


hit headlines, unlike a couple of years back when the ‘Sword of Tipu Sultan’ was purchased by Vijay Mallya and all newspapers carried the news, thanks to good publicity by Mallya’s publicists. Kamal Morarka, by purchasing 29 items auctioned in 2012 and now 16 items recently, has preserved for eternity what could have languished in some foreigners’ hands. If India is still able to raise its head in the comity of nations, it is thanks to selfless nationalists like Morarka. Congress may have no value for Mahatma Gandhi today,


IT was quite heartening to see little Malala speaking at UNO. She is the same girl who was shot by the Taliban. Her only crime was she was propagating for girl education which was not liked by primitive Taliban. Ignorance is a bliss for them. They thrive on ignorance. Malala has become an epitome of courage to the world and, therefore, July 12th has been named as her month. What an honour! but Morarka can be sure Gandhiji would be smiling at him from above, and that is more than all the wealth the world can give. — H.S. Krishna Prasad, Mumbai

UPA II is running scared THE UPA government is now frightened. The heir apparent’s chances of becoming PM are dwindling. Modi’s presence is looming large on the horizon. The Supreme Court has writ large on the wall—”No one with a criminal record can stand for elections”. Now what?

Ours is the country who produced individuals whose names are taken by the world. But, in our own country, we have a certain Narendra Modi who compares puppies to human beings. He is so audacious and shameless, he did not hesitate to compare the death of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 to the death of a puppy under his chauffeur-driven car. — M.H. Nayak, Mumbai


IT appears that Narendra Modi is working on a well set pre-designed plan. He is occasionally issuing controversial statements which he knows, would invite instant strong reactions from the overwhelmingly “secular” Indian media. Throwing their full weight behind these vehement media protests are the “secular” parties like the Congress, the Reds, SP and the BSP, etc. Their full throttled anti-Modi chorus always keeps him in the limelight, thereby serving the very purpose intended by Modi. Thus, all the “secular” parties and media are unwittingly contributing to the election campaign of the Gujarat CM and the BJP’s prime ministerial aspirant. — Jorhat Singh, Kandivli

Bring the Godhra incident and use it again and again to malign Modi. For this non-topic is being whipped like a dead horse to stand up and run! They have forgotten the 1984 riots when Sikhs were butchered and the cases against the ministers dropped. But the public knows the truth. They will act at the time of the forthcoming elections. As the Gita says, the time has come for ‘Maryada Purshottam’ to come. Who will he be is anybody’s guess. But it’s certain—it will not be from the UPA government. — Mrs Gooloo Mehta, Bandra

BAR DANCERS ELATED OVER SC FIAT! make sure the women who work in these bars have greater protection and it should focus on police efforts to control crime rather than moral oversight. — Bhagwan Thadani, Pune


YEH KUCH BAATH HUI! The apex court has rightly ordered the State to focus on regulating dance bars with better protection to the women working in them. SUPREME COURT has undone an unfair ban on dance bars in Mumbai. In 2005 Maharashtra government led by Home Minister R.R. Patil felt dance bars were the breeding grounds for prostitution and crime, declaring that the state was preparing to forgo its excise revenue for the sake of greater virtue. The Bombay HC struck down the ban in 2006 and state appealed to Supreme Court and due to the court’s stay order,

hundreds of bars closed down forcing women working therein to go jobless and live in strained circumstances, while the elite version of the same pleasure carried on in posh hotels. The state had no solution to rehabilitate the women affected by the ban. The SC rightly ordered the state to concentrate on regulating these establishments. After all, if it is genuinely concerned about crime and prostitution, the state should

IT is reported that the SC has since lifted the ban on dance bars in Maharashtra, thus paving the way for reopening of the entire gamut of the same. It is not given to understand as to how the merits forcing the closure of the dance bars earlier, could not prevail over the demerits of reopening and running the dance bars as prior to August 15, 2005 for the appreciation of the SC. The State Govt., would now be hard-pressed to allow the reopening and required to carefully frame the guidelines to ensure orderly running of these bars with stringent norms specifying age limit, et al so that the youth including students are not permitted into such bars. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai





Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus. HBO, 9 p.m .



 In tonight’s episode, we will see, a major confrontation between Megha and Addu where he would confess that he has committed a crime, she should forgive him and accept him back in the house. Further, Megha tells Mohan that he should ask Addu to wash away his sins first and then come back home. “Will Megha forgive Addu”? Colors, 9.30 p.m .


 Tonight’s episode traces the story of a mother and her 5 year old daughter who have suddenly disappear from their home. Police starts investigating on the case. Will the police be able to crack the case? Will police be able to solve the mystery? Life Ok , 10.30 p.m.


 The marriage counselor’s advice to reconnect with personal aspirations is followed to the letter. Haley is happy to re-enter the music field; Peyton is to sign her up for a record. Haley can’t find an appropriate nanny, apart from Nathan’s mother Deb. Nathan’s come-back in basketball is harder to get going as the team’s stupid star Q is rude and hostile. Only Jamie get’s on with Dan, the brothers warn him to keep his distance. Brooke is ecstatic to be ‘getting a baby’, so she stocks up on toys etc. Star Wor ld, 10 p.m.


 Dexter is intrigued when the Ice Truck Killer starts leaving pictures from Dexter’s childhood at the crime scenes containing body parts left in horrific tableaus meant to tell Dexter something about his own past. Big CBS Love, 10 p.m .


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Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Colors, 9.30 p.m.

backgrounds and survival strategies who take on some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrain, from Chile to Zambia, to demonstrate how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive even in the most dangerous situations. This season the challenges are bigger, the environments are more extreme and the differences between the two men couldn’t be greater. Discover y, 9 p.m.


 reveals the technology, the science, the radical ideas and inventions that will shape the world of tomorrow. The future will give rise cities beneath the oceans, bionic suits, space tourism, cyborgs, personal jet packs, cars that travel at supersonic speeds, teleportation and drugs that extend lifespan to 150 years and beyond. Medical technologies will make us virtually invincible, advances will enable us to travel through space and time instantaneously and innovations will literally make all of our dreams come true. Each one-hour episode of NEXTWORLD unlocks the door to the incredibly cool future that lies ahead. Di scover y Science, 9 p.m.


 Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father’s suicide and thinking she’s next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. Pix, 9 p.m.



 Village belle Durga lives a fairly peaceful existence, until her gypsy father gets in the bad books of Thakur Dharampal Singh, and is severely beaten. He joins a band of robbers and takes revenge against the Thakur, who in turn, kills his family. Durga helplessly watches her family die, and the police refusing to get involved against the powerful and influential Thakur, leaving her with only one choice - join forces with her father, and become a thug and robber herself - and make her one of Indian police’s most wanted criminals. Fil my, 9 p.m .


 This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific traincrash that killed 131 people he doesn’t have a scratch on him. Elijah Price is an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all. Zee Studi o, 9 p.m.  Guddu and Charlie are identical twins born and raised in the slums of Mumbai. They dream of leaving the squalor behind and moving into a life of prosperity and dignity. Though they look alike, the two are as different as chalk and cheese: one lisps while the other stammers; one is an honest, diligent social worker while the other hedges bets at a racecourse. The brothers want nothing to do with each other, but when Charlie gets



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The Bone Collector, Pix, 9 p.m.

mixed up in a deadly get-rich-quick scheme and Guddu realizes that the love of his life has unwittingly put a price on his head, their lives begin to collide. Faced with rogue politicians, drug dealers and crooked cops, they uncover a sinister plot laid out by the 'political-police-underworld' nexus. Their stories finally converge to a point when they realize they only have each other. B4U, 8 p.m.



P.M. 2.00 Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana 2.30 Bade Acha Lagte Hai 3.00 Chhanchan 3.30 Indian Idol Junior 5.00 CID 5.30 Crime Patrol Dastak 7.30 Dil Ke Nazar… 8.00 Anamika 8.30 Amita Ka Amit 9.00 Chanchhan 9.30 Nayi Umra Nayi Chunauti Par.

 The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he’s about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he’s been set up. He barely survives the sniper’s bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren’t you! Starring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba. Star Movies, 10.40 p .m.


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10.30 Lal Kothi Alvida 11.00 Rangoli 11.30 National Programme of Dance: Kathak by Rani Khanam

DDII (Metro Channel)

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Samachar. News Sports News Campus Samachar. News. Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan Business Wrap

Rangoli, DDI, 11 p.m.

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Samachar Focus News Night Samachar News Night Late Edition Aankhon Dekhi Mukhya Samahcar. Khel Smachar


P.M. 2.00 Monsters Inside Me 3.00 When We Left The Earth 4.00 How Do They Do It 4.50 Food Detectives 5.15 How It’s Made 6.00 Triggers: WTCTW 7.00 Build It Bigger 8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Nextworld 10.00 Weaponology 11.00 Monsters Inside Me


P.M. 2.00 Food Tech 3.00 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 4.00 IRT Deadliest Roads 5.00 Jurassic Fight Club 6.30 Pawn Stars 7.00 Dyamo: Magician Impossible 8.00 History Untamed: Elephants 9.00 Mankind 10.00 Pawn Stars 10.30 Addicted


P.M. 2.00 Most Amazing Moments 3.00 Taboo 4.00 Engineering Connections 5.00 Secrets of the Taj Mahal 6.00 Most Amazing Moments 7.00 Caught In The Act 8.00 Engineering Connections 9.00 IC 814 Air Hijack 10.00 Banged Up Abroad 11.00 Taboo


P.M. 1.00 ICC World Twenty20 12 h/ls Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2.00 Aus Tour of England 12 h/ls 2.30 Cricket Extra 3.30 Aus Tour of England 2013 10.30 Cricket Extra 11.30 Champions Ka Champion


P.M. 12.30 Friends Life T20 2013 h/ls 1.00 Open Championship 2013

All programmes on this page are as per the official schedules of the various channels. Afternoon is not responsible for any last minute changes.

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Inglorious Basterds Tron Legacy Sniper 3 Unbreakable 25th Hour

Bringing Down The House


Mean Gils Total Recall The Pirates! Band of Misfits Angels and Demons The Bone Collector Paranormal Activity

3.00 Naamdar Mukhyamantri Ganpya Gavde: Bharat Jadhav 6.00 Chinu: Sharad Kelkar 9.00 One Room Kitchen: Bharat Jadhav


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Tom and Jerry Tales Oggy and the Cockroaches Adventure Time Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Oggy and the Cockroaches Tom and Jerry The Magic Ring 9.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10.00 Tom and Jerry Show 11.00 Adventure Time A.M. 8.00 Roll 21 Kanish ka Baj Gaya Band 9.30 Obbochama-Kun 10.00 Ben 10 10.30 Tom and Jerry Show


P.M. 1.00 Chhota Bheem Marathon 2.30 Ladoo Khao Band Bajao Special 4.00 Kallu Kallan Kaalia Special 5.30 Harry Birthday Bheem Special 8.00 Hagemaru Marathon 9.00 Chhota Bheem 9.30 Pokemon

The Pirates! Band of Misfits Angels And Demons


Raja Hindustani Love Ka Tadka Garv: Pride and Honour Chamatkar


Unbreakable, Zee Studio, 9 p.m.

P.M. 2.00 Ghulaami: Dharmendra 5.30 Mere Hindustan Ki Kasam: Nagarjuna 9.00 Tezz: Ajay Devgan A.M. 7.00 Aankhen: Amitabh B 10.30 Main Hoon Bodyguard: Vijay P.M. 2.35 6.05 9.00 A.M. 11.20


Satyam Shivam Sundaram English Vinglish: Sridevi Hungama: Akshay Khanna Dildaar The Arya


P.M. 2.00 Deewana Mastana: Anil Kapoor 5.30 Mahabali: Sarat Kumar 9.00 Kudrat: Rajesh Khanna A.M. 9.30 Dharm Awaragardi: Aditya Pancholi


P.M. 12.00 Meet Mere Man Ke: Firoz Khan 3.00 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani: Balraj Sahni 6.00 Bewafaa: Anil KapoorRam Aur Shyam: Dilip Kumar 9.00 Sherni: Seidevi, Pran A.M 9.00 Astitva: Sachin Khedekar


P.M. 12.00 Khel: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit 4.00 Ek Din Achanak: Rohit Roy 8.00 Kaminey: Shahid Kapoor A.M. 8.00 Khilona: Sanjeev Kumar


P.M. 12.00 Gallit Gondhal Dillit Mujara: Makrand Anaspure

Tezz, Max, 9 p.m. 10.00 10.30 11.00 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00

Takehsi’s Castle Sunaina MAD

Thomas and Friends Galli Galli Sim Sim Chhota Bheem Marathon Hagemaru Chhota Bhee

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Doraemon Hamtaro Phineas and Ferb Art Attack Doraemon Hamtaro Art Attack Doraemon Slokk Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon


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Kiteretsu Splatalot Super Robot Kiteretsu Iron Man Armored Adventures Spiderman Phineas and Ferb Ultimate Spiderman Hulk Iron Man Rescue Force

pg 16-17 We give you our picks of some great hair accessories for the season

pg 18 We tell you what we think of Bracialeto’s Sex and the City collection

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>> Set the mood for your vintage party with vintage décor, soft lighting and the perfect attire



Throwing a dinner party at home is the best way to socialise during the monsoon. From food and drink to décor and your outfit, Rhea Dhanbhoora & Priyanka Singh help you take your dinner party one step further with a great vintage theme

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Dessert platter

Elaborate, floral platters, such as this one from Kinerhs, will make your mini-desserts fit in better with your theme. Price `3,400

Wine glasses

Simply serving wine or splashing out on champagne? Whatever you choose, these glasses from Cristal de Roche will fit the bill. Price `1,600 each

ladles & spatulas

Serve soup with these silver ladles and hand out dessert with this silver pastry spatula from Episode Silver. Price `1,200 onwards

the Invites

tea & coffee sets

Vintage parties serve after-meal tea and coffee in the parlour. This vintage set with cups and saucers from Anemos is perfect. Price `850 onwards (cups and saucers), `3,500 onwards (brass kettle) and `13,000 onwards (silver kettle)

Sending out invites instead of just calling people is wonderfully archaic. Simply buy some handmade paper, write a simple invitation to dinner, roll it up like a scroll and tie it with a ribbon. If you don’t have time to snail mail it to people (we know how reliable post is in the city), hand deliver or courier them to your guests. You can also make use of your Photoshop skills to use a vintage font (we love Reisling and Book Antiqua) and print out invites if you don’t trust your penmanship.

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Individual punch bowls

Serving punch? These individual dessert bowls from can double up as a perfect way to serve your punch. We love how regal they look. Price `1,630

the Menu Nothing makes your party more vintage than a classic menu. Here are a few easy picks: Drinks

Gimlets: An easy cocktail to help make your party über vintage is the Gimlet, a popular 1920’s drink simply made with gin and lime cordial. Mix and serve over ice. Punch: A vintage party is never complete without a bowl of punch. Mix a fizzy drink with grape juice and add in fresh fruit. Add alcohol of your choice if you’d like to spike it. Root beer: Before colas came the iconic and now vintage root beer. You can pick up Angus O’Neil’s Root Beer at the Hypercity outlets.

Drinking snacks Pick some of these vintage snacks up for a nohassle cocktail round: Mini quiches from Candies and Theobroma outlets across the city. Cheese and crackers from Hypercity outlets across the city. Mixed nuts from any retail shop across the city.


Cream of asparagus: Asparagus soup was extremely popular right up to the ’40s and is a good option for both vegetarian and nonvegetarian guests. Pick up Campbell’s Cream of Asparagus soup from Hypercity outlets for soup that you literally just have to pop out of a can.

entrée These dishes were very popular on vintage menus, along with more experimental liver and giblet dishes. Pick one as your main course dish or mix and match depending on how elaborate you want the dinner to be: Poached salmon: Amadeus at Nariman Point serves delicious Poached Salmon that makes for a great take-away dish. Beef Wellington: Surprisingly, a lot of restaurants in Mumbai still serve the vintage English dinner classic. Pick up the dish from Shockk in Bandra (W).

To make things more interesting, here are some vintage game ideas that you can have at your party: Vintage dancing shoes: This one is for people who love to dance. Play a contemporary, poppy track and tell your guests to try dancing in a vintage ballroom style to it. The couple whose dance is most true to the theme and beat, wins! Clue to your favourite: As guests enter, provide them with a drink with a handmade flag as a stirrer. The flag will have a clue to find their favourite drink. This works best if your guests are people you know well. Vintage murder mystery: There are vintage murder mystery games available on eBay and Amazon. They are packed with clues, names, badges and can be a great source of entertainment and intrigue.

Chicken Cordon Bleu: Travel back in time with this dish, available at most continental restaurants in the city.

Dessert To round off the meal, set up a mini-dessert stand and serve vintage treats. You can pick up mini-cakes, tarts, choux pastry and macaroons from Le15 Patisserie outlets (pictured below) and get chocolate éclairs from Merwans in Andheri (W). Serve them on a dessert stand.

Create a fabulously vintage playlist with our top picks. Glenn Miller: Our favourites from the American master of swing music are Moonlight Serenade, A String of Pearls and In the Mood. the XX: The song Together was in The Great Gatsby (2013) and it will take you back to the ’20s. Frank Sinatra: Frank Sinatra’s Moon River is perfectly vintage. Also, listen to The Honey Trees version. the Bryan Ferry orchestra: Their song, Love is the Drug is vintage jazz at its best. the Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is a popular jazz/ blues/ swing song that will take you back to the live bands of the ‘20s. nancy Sinatra: Bang Bang is not cheerful, but has a gorgeously epoch feel to it with minimalistic guitar and Nancy’s smooth as velvet voice.

Your shopping guide

l Hypercity: Link Road, Malad (W)

Contact: 40695555

l Theobroma: Sbs Road, Colaba

Contact: 22880101/ 22886464

l Le15 Patisserie: Dr. Ambedkar

Road, Bandra (W) Contact: l Merwans: SV Road, Andheri (W) Contact: 26248157 l Shockk: 33 Road, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W) Contact: 26488566 l Amadeus: NCPA, Nariman Point Contact: 22821212/ 22824242

Get the look Tell guests to come dressed in full skirts, top hats and bling. Since you’re the host, here’s a helping hand for your party outfit: Skirt the style

Nothing is more perfect for a vintage do than a kneelength dress with a blown out skirt, such as this red one from Vinegar. Price `2,190

Adorn your wrist

Blocky heels

This black and gold bracelet set from The House of Chic is simple, but very vintage. Price `6,200 each

Say goodbye to flats and stilettos and welcome the chunky heel of the past with this gorgeous red pair from Woods. Price `5,595

Pin it up

Brooches are of a very vintage style and flowers make them more so. We love this pretty brooch from jewellery website Juvalia & You India. Price `400

Watch out

We love this Tarun Tahiliani watch. The embellished bracelet strap perfectly complements the vintage black and white dial. Price On request

String of pearls

Nothing says classic like a string of pearls with a touch of bling. Pick this necklace up from fashion website Stalk Buy Love. Price `699


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all about Erica

>> Rohan Marley (top) and star chef Sergi Arola have been guests on Erica’s show

Hobbies: I love movies by Spike Jonze, Tarantino, Michael Moore, David Fincher, Scorsese, David Lynch, The Coen Brothers and enjoy reading. But, on a rainy day — a trashy novel and a strong cup of coffee is bliss! I also enjoy people gazing, staring into nothingness and planning my 9-year-old’s life, though I’m sure he’ll have his own plans. Guilty indulgences: Chocolate: dark and bitter and wine: deep and red. monsoon movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. people to look up to: Strong, powerful and influential women: Indra Nooyi, Sunita Williams, Hilary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sonia Merkel, Sonia Gandhi and a recent addition, Marissa Mayer.

>> Erica with Rahul Bose and Che Kurien (editor, GQ)


If you’re stuck in traffic on your way home from work every evening, you’ve probably tuned into Erica D’Souza on Mumbai’s muchneeded international music channel, Radio One. Rhea Dhanbhoora talks to her about music, potholes and being a full-time mum


un, bubbly and full of life — Erica D’Souza is the larger-than-life radio host who accompanies most of the city on their arduous drive home with Drive Mumbai on 94.3 Radio One. Erica has been with the industry since FM Radio went commercial in the ’90s. Coming out of a sabbatical post baby, a music-radio centric consultancy partnered with a long-time colleague allowed her to dabble in projects such as Mumbai’s first citizen run community radio station and soundscaping commercial enterprises. Here Erica tells us more about her love for radio and just how she manages it all.

Who came up with Drive Mumbai? The Radio One team did and it perfectly describes the show: progressive, breezy, packed with new and current international tunes and is the coolest ‘after hours’ radio magazine. Your energy helps your tired-after-work listener. How do you keep it up? With a lot of practise and gallons of coffee! But seriously, I enjoy the vibe of the songs and retelling stories that I collect through the day. The excitement of bringing my listener up to date with local and global happenings also adds to the high energy of the show.

We’d love to know more about you. I don’t tell all! A little mystery makes the Do you think being a host has changed you? history more exciting, don’t you think? But I like to think that I change you through my seriously, radio is a natural fit. Music, interactions and music. I bring the stories of connecting with people and influencing people such as Bollywood fashionista Sonam thought is what I enjoy doing. I have enjoyed Kapoor, Harry Styles from One Direction, writing/hosting/producing for TV, print and award winning environmentalist Arun allied media. I’m always looking for out-of- Krishnamurthy, world renowned TV journalist the-ordinary stuff to do. I get stimulated by Tim Sebastian and Michelin starred chef Sergi lateral thinkers and I am in awe of technology. Arola to the listener to positively influence, If music gets thrown in, I feel right at home. inform and entertain. We finally have a much-needed If you weren’t on radio, what would you be? international channel. Were you excited? My double major in Microbiology and I was so excited that Mumbai was getting an Bioethics would probably have me staring alternative to mainstream Bollywood. It was over Petri dishes and wondering about the long overdue and the fact that Radio One were mysteries of the universe. the first to go where no other radio station had gone before made it even more exciting. I We know because of your traffic updates that was more than ready to give Mumbai the the city isn't coveted for smooth roads. But, music and sounds that it had been missing. what is one thing you do love about the city?

It’s this pulsating mosh pit of hyperkinetic life Do you think radio’s taken a backseat? forms that are in a mad rush to get some Radio has a lot of listeners; it's free, cheap and place. And I mean that in a positive way! I love info-taining. Ways of listening have changed the edgy energy, the 'got to go grab the world as the internet gives listeners access to global NOW' vibe. And on days that it spins out of stations. But, they turn to local stations to be control, the potholes will slow you down. connected to the city. Also, radio hosts today need to be more visible and accessible to And one thing you dislike? global audiences through podcasts and Oh... I have a few. The crassness, the digital streaming options. brashness, the mediocrity in the marketplace, the insensitivity to basic hygiene, the Speaking of changes, is the social media selfishness of keeping an impeccable home connect an improvement? but throwing crap on our footpaths. It's a big improvement, though people still call to connect with the host. The level of Tell us your most memorable moment on air? interactivity, the access to listenership data is I have several, but one that stands out is invaluable; I know what makes my listener connecting a 'Directioner' (a One Direction tick, their profile and instantly get feedback. fan) to her idol Harry Styles. She trembled and cried and was basically stupefied, but he was Do you have any tips to give aspiring hosts? just so charming. It was fun to watch and it It’s a natural instinct, if you are skewed to got an insane response on air. being a jock then knowledge of the music is a must. Other general prerequisites are good You’re also a full-time mum. How do you writing skills, a unique on-air personality, balance everything? being technically sound, intuitive and never It is super intensive, but also super taking yourself too seriously. stimulating, super cool and super fun. I've learnt how to be a super mum. Tell us what it’s like behind the scenes? It’s hard work! Research, reading, reading some more, mapping out the show, shortlisting stories... lots of pre planning and Erica’s top monsoon tracks road mapping to ensure it comes together l Bill Withers: Ain’t No Sunshine before we kick off at 5pm. l Bruno Mars: Lazy Song l Maroon 5: She will be Loved What are some popularly requested artists? l Coldplay: Yellow One Direction, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, l U2: Love Comes Tumbling Bruno Mars and Pitbull.





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PiNk & PuNk The pink colour makes it feminine, the metal studs make it punk. Price `325 where

FeatHeR toucH This tribal feather hairpin is for those who love unique minimalism. Price `450 where

it was all yellow The day can’t go wrong with this smiling sunflower propped atop your head. Price `199 where Lifestyle stores across the city

PRetty & siMPle We love this girly, elastic hair band for its simplicity. Price `199 where

1. Braid it up: Be it French, fishtail or regular, plaits are in vogue and a boon in this weather. Blow-dry your hair and choose a centre or side parting. Try a full French braid, or if you’re in a rush, plait your hair loosely on one side beginning from the nape of your neck. 2. loose waves: As it is our hair is moody during the rains, it’s better not to try and keep it straight. If your hair wants to be frizzy, straight hair won’t look good no matter how hard you try. The solution for this is to opt for some cool, loose waves. 3. Bun: Feel free with a sexy, slightly undone summer up do. Make a low ponytail and then twist it into a bun. Leaving a few wispy strands of hair, secure the bun with pins. For a neater look, apply gel on damp hair and opt for a tight chignon right at the nape or the back of the neck. 4. side ponytail: If you don’t want to step out with a high ponytail, try the side ponytail instead. Tie your hair into a ponytail at the nape and gently pull your hair to one side. 5. Headband: Keep hair off your face by sporting a headband. Slick your hair back into a high ponytail and fan out the ends. Slide an elastic headband about two inches back from your hairline. Don’t be shy to experiment with bright colours and bold patterns.

sPikey HiPsteRs This spiked elastic hair band would be perfect to don for the upcoming NH7 Weekender in October! Price `398 where Ayesha Accessories, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel



Tara’s shift dress is demure and elegant. We like the colour, but don’t love it so much that we’d go all matchy-matchy and wear the same shade of shoes. Also, we know you have great hair, but let’s see a new hairstyle once in a while, no?

H FoR a sPot oF yellow If you think your outfit is dull, then this yellow bow will be enough to bring some brightness. Price `225 where

HaiR BuN deligHt If you think your hair bun is making you look drab, then this colourful delight will act as a ray of hope. Price `199 where

Yet another pretty girl with bad taste in clothes. This hi-low style looks odd and out of place. The blazer, while nice, fights for attention with her top and once again, matchy-matchy shoes. A simple white vest could have saved this look.



We like how she has taken a super sexy and fitted bandage skirt and paired it with a relaxed white shirt. The look is still sexy, but not overly so. The shoes add a fun touch, but her hair and legs are perfection! This petite star knows how to show off her assets.

In theory, this outfit is nice: jeans, white heels and a fitted white jacket. But, what you read and what you get is different. The acid wash doesn’t look good on her, but our major gripe are those kitten heels! They are too ladylike for the look she was going for. However, we do like the jacket.

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Always wanted to wear pink and orange together, but didn’t know how? Tejasvi Desai tells you how to look fab with this quirky combination

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1. cHoose youR eveNt Orange and pink cannot make an appearance together everywhere and anywhere, so pick your event carefully. This combination is perfect for a brunch date with the girls or a wedding party, but not something you would wear to a job interview. 2. go FoR Bold, Not BRigHt Make sure that the two brights don’t clash... a lot. Try wearing a light, peachy orange with a pale rosy pink. Just as bold and pretty, but nowhere close to blistering hot. 3. BReak it uP You could use black and white to break up the brightness for more somber events. It gives the eye a little respite, while still letting pink and orange be the real show stealers.

Transform that boring bun into a chic up do just by picking the right hair accessory. Priyanka Singh brings you some options to choose from air accessories can spell magic for bad hair days, if used in the right manner. Monsoon is the season of frizz and tying your hair for most of the day will protect it from the weather’s humidity. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to step out in a morose bun or plain Jane pony tail. You can make a simple hairstyle stand out with the right accessories. We bring you a mix of classy and casual designs that you can pick up on your next shopping spree.

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Be a FaiRy Midsummer Night’s Dream anyone? This braided floral hair elastic will take you there! Price `398 where Ayesha Accessories, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel

4. colouR BlockiNg Colour blocking might be a little last year,but deep pink and orange still make a great match. Go with pure colour blocking once you’re more comfortable with the colours. Silk shows off bright and saturated colours well; pair it with simple accessories to complete your look.

Hat-tRick For a really bad hair day, this will come to your rescue! Price `1,299 CAT store, Ground Floor, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W)

>> Anne Heche rocks the pink and orange combination at a Golden Globes party

5. Feel NeoN Neon colours such as orange and pink are all about feeling energetic, happy and bubbly. You must have the right attitude to wear these colours. Be confident about what you are wearing and there is no way you won’t be able to pull it off.


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So what if she’s matching the backdrop, Madhuri shows the new generation how it’s done! She’s the epitome of grace and glamour in this blue gown. We love the detailing that draws attention to her waist and her hair and makeup is perfect.

lotus HeRBals’ PuRe colouR — MoistuRisiNg liP colouR Lotus Herbals’ Pure Colour — Moisturising Lip Colour is as moisturising as any lipstick could get at that price. The texture of the lipstick is so smooth that it almost feels like you are applying coloured lip balm. I tried the Lavender Love shade and realised that the colour changes drastically from the first to the fourth swipe instead of just getting darker. But, the finish was amazingly delicate and made my lips look and feel closer to natural. The shade blends in beautifully with the colour of your lips, enhancing their features subtly. The colour lasted for a good 3-4 hours and that is including a meal, which I feel is great value for money. Pure Colour is ideal if you have dry lips and like to wear light makeup. The packaging could have been better, but all in all, it’s one lipstick your lips are sure to love. Price `245 shade Lavender Love 646 star rating ****


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>> Is someone spreading rumours about you at work? We tell you what you can do about it

Are you a Sex and the City fan? Then you’re going to love the latest collection by Bracialeto. The brand has launched a new range of bracelets that pay homage to the popular series. You will find a number of unique and colourful charms. Some of the charm designs include — heels, handbags, the word ‘love’ as well as the silhouette of a woman in a skirt. The collection is really unique and worth checking out. Where Bracialeto outlets in the city Price `5,150 onwards

Gossip girl >> The bracelets have unique charms such as a heel or a colourful handbag

Gossip and rumours are aspects of office banter that you’ll find in most organisations. It might sound fun, but if it gets out of hand, it can be damaging. Dev Goswami helps you deal with the situation

will stem most, if not all, rumours. Whenever you come across fabrication that is being spread about you, send out a group mail to your co-workers. There’s no need to mark your bosses or superiors though… not yet. Clearly state that the rumours are false and that you do not appreciate them. This will make people think twice before engineering news about you. It will also stop your other co-workers from spreading gossip.

Say nO tO revenge

Let’s assume that you find out who is spreading the rumours. We’re sure that the only thing on your mind is fighting fire with fire. However, it is not the smartest approach. You will just be labeled as ‘one of them,’ and e are sure you aren’t a stranger to straight when someone asks you about it, but while you may feel satisfied, it will do nothing conversations starting with ‘Did otherwise, let it go. to stop such things in the future. Instead, you know…’ What follows are confront the person and tell them that you do bits and pieces of ‘juicy’ dOn’t give theM What not like what they’re doing. There is no need information that we call ‘gossip.’ Like it or not, they Want for you to be polite, especially when the rumours are a part and parcel of our daily rumours are personal. If you are angry, show work lives. While most of them are harmless, Some rumours are solely meant to bother it and warn them that next time, it will be the some can end up having a deep impact on you. Now you can waste your time, worrying boss who you will talk to. you, personally as well as professionally. about them or you can ignore them. The That’s why we give you a few tips on dealing former is exactly what the person who started gO uP the chain the rumour wants and so, the latter would be with rumours at the workplace. your best option. Such rumours are usually This should be your final step. If you’ve made not too personal (so that you don’t complain) your displeasure clear or have warned the iS it WOrth it? and it’s best to ignore them. person and it still hasn’t solved the problem, talk to your boss or someone from your HR Ask yourself this question: how deeply does the rumour affect you? There might be some a hard hitting reSPOnSe department. With the current scenario in our lame ones such as ‘She’s loaded,’ which might country, you can be sure that most bosses and not seem worth all the trouble that comes Before you take matters to your superiors, try managements will be strict about with combating the rumour. Set the record this simple but hard-hitting approach which such incidents.



cOnServative in-laWS POSing a hurdle in yOur career? Find Out What yOu can dO

I am a 21-year-old girl and I’ve just started working. I am the youngest in the office and this is my first job, because of which I feel intimidated. Lately the office boy keeps checking me out and passing some remark or the other whenever he comes near my desk. The rest of the staff seems to know him very well. I don’t want to be disliked by my colleagues for telling the guy off, but he really makes me uncomfortable. What should I do? — Binal Mehta, goregaon dear Binal, Just because you are the youngest doesn’t mean that people have a right to push you

around. Don’t be a typical newcomer who wants to please everyone, at least not at the cost of the office boy making passes at you. Tell the boy in a stern tone to stop fooling around otherwise you will report him to the boss. Even if the rest of your colleagues are on good terms with him doesn’t mean you should not voice your problem. If he doesn’t stop, by all means go ahead and report him. I am newly married and my in-laws are rather conservative. The problem I’m facing is that even though they let me work, they want me to do so on their terms. They want me to wear

Indian clothes and keep a strict 9-5 schedule. I want to dress like everyone at work and my job demands that I stay a late sometimes. I am scared to talk to my husband about this because I feel as though he will take their side and I might not be allowed to work at all. How can I be happy without breaking their rules? — amita rajan, Mulund dear amita, Your situation is similar to a lot of other Indian women, but you are lucky that you are getting to work despite having a conservative set of in-laws. One suggestion is that you could always change into different clothes once

you’re at work and change back before going home but make sure you keep them informed. About the timings, I feel you should talk to your husband because he is more likely to understand your situation. He would be facing a similar situation at his workplace and might be able to help you out here. Communication is the key to any problem, so the easiest way to sort this out is to keep talking to your in-laws about how you feel about their ‘rules.’ Send your questions to before Wednesday


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MoM’s guideS to FB >> Who is this boy who liked my little girl’s picture? I’m going to teach that... Stop mom! Be cool! We tell you how


If your Facebook friend list boasts of your offspring, there are some things you should keep in mind. Priyanka Singh tells you how to be a Facebook friendly mom

o many teenagers thank the ‘block and limited’ profile feature on Facebook, not because of a stalker or someone who they don’t want peeking into their profile, but because of their mothers. Oh yes, mothers often go overboard with their online affection on Facebook. But, if you’re a mom, don’t blame yourself. We know you don’t do it on purpose; it so happens that you just don’t know that your children take their online image very seriously. So, here is a guide on Facebook etiquette for you.

Don’ts Friend request: Do not and we will repeat this to reiterate our point, do not send friend requests to your children’s friends. It is going to be very weird, not just to his or her friends, but for them as well. You are on Facebook to mingle with your friends and people your age. Don’t use it to get into your children’s friends’ friend list. Limit liking: At least pretend that you are not stalking your kids! Don’t go on liking every picture or post they put up. Same goes for commenting. Giving your opinion on everything they do on their wall is not something that they will appreciate. Also, try to limit your likes. Discuss offline: If you find something objectionable on your son or daughter’s Facebook wall, don’t show your displeasure by commenting on that post. Don’t publically reprimand them online. Instead, try to discuss the topic in person or drop in a private Facebook message in their inbox.

Don’t get mad: If you posted something and your son or daughter deleted that post or comment, don’t be mad at them. They must have a valid reason for doing so. Do not repost the deleted post in order to make a point. If you felt bad about it, discuss it with them face to face. Not on Facebook.

Do’s tagging: Dear mothers, we know that you must be new to Facebook and are quite enthusiastic about putting up your family’s pictures. However, always show your children the picture before putting it up and tagging them. You might find the picture where their face is stuffed with your cookies adorable, but this very picture might make them a subject of ridicule among their peers. So, before you upload it, do ask them if they are okay with the picture or not. Be yourself: Don’t behave like your children’s mother on Facebook, but be yourself. Don’t make your Facebook wall all about them. You are an individual first and then someone’s daughter, wife and mother. That is what Facebook is all about, discussing stuff related to you and your personality. While you might like posting your family’s and children’s pictures on your profile, don’t make it a frequent activity. Go beyond stalking: You may have joined Facebook to stalk your child’s activity, but Facebook is also a wonderful site to connect with your long lost friends. So, keep a watch on them (we know you can’t help it), but focus more on yourself and your friends.

« TOP 5: MONSOON MOVIES Snuggle up and get ready to watch some great rain scenes as Rhea Dhanbhoora gives you a few monsoon movie picks

siNgiN’ iN the raiN

If classics are right up your alley, you’ll understand why there was no way we could leave this rain movie out of this list. The ’50s musical stars the iconic Gene Kelley and you will quite literally see a lot of singing in the rain. This classic is high up on our list of must-watch monsoon movies.


While a lot of this movie takes place amidst thunderstorms and rain showers — if anyone ever tells you it’s raining frogs, you’ll know where they got the idea from. The star studded film is not a light watch by any means, but it’s a brilliant movie to make you forget the weather outside.

JurassiC Park

Missing your childhood? Settle in for a marathon movie watching experience with all three of the Jurassic Park movies. Not only will you be taking a trip down memory lane, you’ll also be constantly reminded of the rain as it pours down in the great wild and the dinosaurs, of course.

the Notebook

Soppy, romantic and with one of the best rain scenes there has ever been in a movie, this one is for the girly girl. Whether you’re watching it for Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, their chemistry, the poignant story or the now famous kiss in the rain, you won’t be left disappointed.

Cast away

Uninhabited islands, rain showers and plenty of Tom Hanks to ogle at. Who wouldn’t want to watch this movie on a rainy day? The award winning film, about a FedEx employee stranded after his plane crashes in the Pacific, is one of the most gripping tales of survival ever told.


>> How soon is too soon to get married to your partner?

Do you think it’s never too early to start a life together with your partner or do you want to wait a while before you take the big leap? Rhea Dhanbhoora helps you decide

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I am not naturally good at studies but I know how to work very hard, so I manage to do well. In my SSC, I did better than I ever thought I could, just by mugging. But, junior college was another story. I just couldn’t get my head around it! My parents were very supportive, initially.

Of course you will do well. Look how you scored in SSC. Just try your best, beti!


arriage may seem like it has taken a backseat with career driven women at the fore of the 21st century, but more and more of today’s youth are settling down and buying into the fairytale of happily ever after at an early age. So, should you tie the knot in your early 20s or wait till your 30s are around the corner? Here are a few advantages of both so that you can make the right decision for yourself.

BaBy sTeps So, you’ve decided that you and your partner are completely in love and there’s absolutely no reason not to get married as soon as possible. After all, who decides what’s ‘too early’ anyway? To make things easier, we’ll say that getting married any time before you’re 25years-old classifies as early. Getting married early means you can start your life together sooner, you’ve got more years together and hopefully, you’re more mature than your single friends. It also means that you can raise your children without being ‘too old’ to be properly involved in their activities and lives, not to mention that having children early gives them a better chance of being healthy. Another good argument made for early marriage is that you’re young enough to put a lifestyle together because you’re not as set in your ways.

I tried. I tried so hard to keep up with the class I became like a book zombie... a BOMBIE!

The checklisT

The waiTing game If there are so many benefits of getting married early, why do people wait to take the big step? One seemingly small but very important reason is career. Trying to build a life together while simultaneously trying to build your career is extremely hard and one of the two is certainly going to take a backseat. What if your job takes you to another city and your partner’s makes it essential for him to stay where he is? Once you’re older, you probably know or at least have a vague sense about which direction your life is headed in and so will your partner, making it easier to start a family and build a home together. You’ll also know what sacrifices you’re willing to make and what you won’t compromise on, leaving less room for regret and resentment in the future. Another advantage about waiting till you’re well-settled is that your children have a chance of a better future because your financial situation is more sound. You’ve been through your changes, you’ve grown as a person and you can be sure that there won’t be too many big surprises in store for you once you start your lives together. Also, you’ll have the added benefit of having a more realistic view about relationships and will have given yourself time to figure out what you really need from a partner.

Regardless of how old you are, you may never be ready to say ‘I do.’ If you’re thinking about getting married, the more you check off on this list, the better prepared you are to take the big leap: l My partner and I have the same views on children. l Both of us are financially independent, or one of us is independent enough to raise a family. l We know where we want to live and agree about it. l We’ve passed the honeymoon stage in our relationship and still want to be with one another. l We both share similar goals. l We’re happy with each other and don’t hope that marriage will change ‘bad habits’ we see in each other. l We’ve met each other’s families and friends and are okay with being around them in the future.


I am 28-years-old and I’ve just started going out with a guy who I think is ‘The One.’ We’re in a long distance relationship and he recently came to visit me. He’s great and has all the qualities I’m looking for in a partner. The only problem is that he is quite possessive to the extent that he tells me what I can and cannot wear. I really have fallen for him but I want him to stop his

wardrobe advice. Please help. — marisha Fernandes, chembur Dear marisha, While it is easy to get caught up in the first flushes of romance, we’re glad that you realised that this is a problem you need to address. As a 28-year-old woman, we’re sure that by now you’ve developed your own sense of style that suits your age and lifestyle. You do not need a new entrant into

your life controlling your wardrobe based on hemline and neckline. Today he controls your wardrobe, tomorrow what? He needs to address his own insecurities about how you dress and work through it. If in a few months you don’t see an improvement perhaps it’s time to think about whether you need a new wardrobe or a new man. Send your questions to

But, it was of no use. I did so badly in my exams that now the college says I have to repeat the year.

You are not stupid! What happened? Is it a boy? How could you fail?!

Never mind. Do it again! The thing is

“I don’t want to do it again. I was miserable the whole of last year! I don’t want to work so hard just to fail. I’ve decided I want to be a hair stylist with my own salon. How do I tell my parents? I know they want me to be something great.” — Sad a) Switch to an easier stream and try again. A college degree is important no matter what you’re doing. SSC is not enough. b) It’s hard work being a stylist. If you’re sure, find out which course you want to do, how much it costs etc and show your parents you’re sincerely in it for a career. c) Do a part time hair styling course, but do get your degree as well. LAST WEEK: Natasha should pick Option A: We saw the picture you enclosed. You look great! All you need is to believe it yourself. Confidence is the key to looking good and if you’re low on confidence, fake it till you make it.

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By Sandeep Hattangadi

MTV India introduces a twist in comedy-reality with the launch of its new show with the most colorful personality – Imam Siddique. The show aptly titled ‘Time Out with Imam – Ek Insaan, Kai Pehchaan’ will premiere on July 14 and be telecast every Sunday at 7 pm on MTV. Here is Imam talking about his new show.

Who will you be taking potshots at? The thirteen part series will document my take on various topical events – cricket, films, TV, music and fashion. Nothing will be spared by me. From reconnecting with my old Bigg Boss friends and enemies, to making a music video on Mumbai and styling an IPL


Talk Asia goes behind the scenes of a South Korean couture house with one of the country’s most acclaimed fashion designers, Lie Sang Bong. CNN’s Monita Rajpal catches up with the designer in Seoul to find out how he feels having Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and the former South Korean first lady seek out his designs. Bong talks about launching his first prêt-à-porter in Paris, his inspiration, and what he calls ‘the Lie Sang Bong woman’. He also reveals what it’s like to work with his son, how he pushes the boundaries in fashion, and his advice for young designers in South Korea. Catch him on CNN on July 18 at 10 p.m.


team, I will be seen doing it all. The show will also boast of a continuous flow of celebrities who are sure to bring out the best and worst in me.

What is the format of the show? The show will take you through my daily life, my many moods, and my move towards accomplishing that one goal in life – making it big in Bollywood. I know this time I will strike it right with the right weapons – a hot-shot manager, a well-connected sexy publicist, a bright helpful assistant and a young enthusiastic intern.


Are you happy doing the show? I am extremely happy that MTV has given me this opportunity to connect with my fans again. I enjoy reality shows as I don’t have to pretend to be someone else. Through this show, my fans will be able to see different facets of my personality and I am sure they will enjoy the show immensely and get to see the real me. How will you be promoting the show? The show will be supported by an extensive marketing campaign. MTV will also joining hands with the rickshaw-walas in the city to promote the show. The entire city will be swarmed with 500 Imam’s as rickshaw-walas and promoters will be seen wearing Imam Masks. The channel will also connect with its audience through the launch of a

new app, Imamogram, which will help fans say something bold and cheeky to anyone they want with a personalized message delivered by Imam himself. The series will also see real time radio integration in an episode for the first time in a show. What next? I will be associated with a clothing line soon. I have told those approaching me that I won’t quote a price and that they should decide how much I am worth. What gives you the maximum satisfaction? I enjoy dancing and I am also a casting director so I like to meet new actors and guide them. Are you game for soaps? No. Not at the moment. Everybody is beautiful, but some are really fugly.


Asit Kumarr Modi the producer of the successful show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a happy man. The family comedy show is completing five years on July 28 in a journey littered with stories of success and happy moments. Five year ago, when Modi had decided to make a serial out of a Guajarati column Duniya Nu Oonda Chashmah by columnist Tarak Mehta, he was advised not to work with literary content for television. But he stuck to his beliefs and today stands vindicated. The show has not only completed five years but has also maintained its position amongst the top five shows across channels. Modi says, “The reason for the success of the show is that it is very simple and down to earth. Our story always relates to the common man and revolves around everyday happenings, helping people to connect with the story and characters. They see themselves and the people around them in the characters of the show and have therefore given these characters a place in their homes. We always try to give our audience clean laughter with emotion and drama. However, it is difficult to manage the show on the same level now because now the audience has more expectations from us. As a creative producer my responsibility has grown ten fold.” Congratulations are in order for this wonderful show and its team!

Rashami Desai has a hidden talent of singing. She sings only at home in her close friends’ circle though she never took formal training. She also wants to learn at least one musical instrument. That may be guitar, piano or even flute. She says, “Music is life to me. I love Asha Bhonsle’s peppy songs and Lata Mangeshkar’s songs like ‘Ajeeb Dastaan hai Yeh’. I like singers like Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidi Chauhan’s songs also like ‘Nai Nai si Hai Baatein’ from Parineeta. I started working quite early so did not join any classes. It’s on my wish list. I hope to learn some instrument soon.” Well, Rashami, don’t procrastinate,


The premiere of the critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad starts this month. Watch Bryan Cranston aka Walter White, a passionless chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime in order to secure his family’s financial future. Watch him from July 18, Monday to Friday at 11 pm on Star World.


The happy and cheerful bunch of lovely kids is all set to take off for a picnic to Nainital to celebrate the monsoon for a wonderful celebration of monsoons. Rashi (Sparsh Khanchandani) and her friends have made so many plans on how well they’ll plan this outing and cherish the memories. However, their dreams are shattered and what happens is terrible. The bus which they board meets with a very vicious accident due to landslides. Torrential rains ruin all the fun and suddenly the entire atmosphere turns gloomy and sad. How will the kids deal with this disaster? Will anyone come to their rescue? Tune in to Parvarrish Monday to Thursday 9.30 pm on Sony Entertainment Television.


Shruti Haasan and Girish Kumar visited the zoOm studio to reveal a little more than just the “behind the scenes” gossip for their upcoming film. The couple had a blast discussing their idea of love, life and relationships. Catch the couple zooming in with Omar on July 18 at 9 pm.


Watch the best Shaolin movies with an amazing display of Kung Fu by the legendary Jackie Chan this whole this month on MOVIES NOW! Catch all the action come alive as Jackie mesmerizes and enthralls audiences through power packed punches and swift kicks! Known for his acrobatic fighting style, incredible comic timing, use of improvised weapons and innovative stunts, Jackie has set a benchmark when it comes to fast-paced action comedies. Watch some of the iconic movies of this martial arts legend all through this month.


Actor Karanvir Bohra, after having done a fabulous act in Jhalak in the avatar of Lord Krishna, was asked to inaugurate an animation film being made by a graphic institute on the deity. Karanvir was spotted mixing with the students and spending some time with them at the institute. Quite a humble actor, we must say!


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"If you produce a good you pay excise duty, you produce a service you pay the service tax. But there is mindset that why should I pay service tax...Why should the beauty parlour pay. People must get to the idea that GDP is made up of goods and services".

Finance Minister, P Chidambaram

BUSINESS BRIEFS Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on Oberoi Realty CMP: Rs. 196 Target Rs. 350

Hold Long Positions

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Thursday (July 18, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose marginally on Wednesday (July 17, 2013) a net 18.05 points (0.30%) and closed at the 5973 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 5972 points level. It then rose further and registered the day’s high at the 5989 points level at 11.00 a.m. The index then turned into a range bound movement until 1.42 p.m. It then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 5926 points level at 2.12 p.m. The market then bounced back into the green and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty moved in a range of 63 points. Sentiment was mixed as amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 30 were losers, while 20 stocks closed in the green. Buying was seen in consumer durables, IT, oil & gas, power and technology stocks, while substantial selling was witnessed in banking and metal stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 19.53%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 521 were gainers, 822 were losers and 65 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

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

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

For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5773 points level. The next support is at the 5636 points level. Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 6108 points level. The next resistance is at the 6204 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 = 5963 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5937. Support (2) = 5900. Resistance (1) = 6000. Resistance (2) = 6026.


On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a doji pattern. This indicates indec isiveness amongst investors. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. H owever, the index has crossed below the 5 day’s moving average as the 5 day’s moving average has risen faster than the index. But, the index is still above the 15, 25 and 200 day’s moving averages and all the averages are rising. Further, the velocity parameters continue to remain positively trended. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a fur ther upmove unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15-day average at the 5876 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Has crossed below its 5-day average (at 5980) Negative. Is above its 15-day average (at 5876) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 5810) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5842) Positive.

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

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.

OBER’s Q1FY14 PAT at Rs 1.02bn came in 32% below estimates on lower revenues. Exhausted inventories in ongoing projects and delayed launches dragged down pre-sales (↓59%/58% QoQ to 0.05msf/Rs 925mn) and customer advances (↓48% QoQ/46% YoY to Rs 1.2bn). The stock has been under pressure on concerns of delays in new launches/land acquisitions. However, a strong brand name and comfortable cash position ensure limited downside from current levels. Maintain BUY with a TP of Rs 350. Operational performance weakens on lower inventory: OBER reported weak operational numbers with new sales of 0.05msf/Rs 0.9bn in Q1 as the inventory in Splendor/Splendor Grande exhausted. Sales volumes are expected to improve only once the projects in Mulund/Worli are launched. Oberoi Mall/Commerz projects were stable with occupancy levels of 99%/83% (95%/83% in Q4FY13) and rentals of Rs 126/132psf p.m. (Rs 125/Rs 131psf p.m. in Q4FY13). Maintain BUY: Management expects the commercial launch of Worli/Mulund projects in H2CY13 and recommencement of construction at Esquire in Q2FY14. This should improve volumes, and therefore visibility in cash flows/PAT growth – the key near-term triggers. Maintain BUY.

Nirmal Bang calls a ‘Buy’ on Bharti Infratel CMP: Rs. 155 Target Rs. 192

The predictable nature of Bharti Infratel’s (BIL) cash flow is a key feature of its business, characterised by long-term contracts, 2.5% annual escalation clauses and heavy exit penalties. A blue-chip client base Bharti Airtel (BAL), Vodafone India and Idea Cellular (Idea) - is another factor driving confidence in cash flow predictability. This, plus focus on data/3G services by operators should boost revenue/site. Outlook and valuation: Our DCF assumptions include 13.9% WACC, with post-tax cost of debt at 7.9%. We assume 0.8x beta, 8% risk-free rate and 8% equity risk premium. Cost of equity (CoE) works out to 14.4%. We have assumed 3% terminal growth. Thus, total EV works out to Rs162.6bn, to which we add BIL’s 42% stake in Indus’ EV at a 25% holding company discount, taking total EV to Rs315bn. Adjusted for net debt, total equity value is Rs363bn, implying a per share value of Rs192, up 25% from the current market price. Hence, we assign a Buy rating to BIL.

Motilal Oswal calls a ‘Buy’ on Crompton Greaves CMP: Rs. 89 Target Rs. 135

Improved traction in consumer business driven by new launches: During FY13, consumer business revenue was up 22% YoY, led by above industry growth rates in most segments: Fans (22% v/s industry growth of 15%), pumps (17% v/s 6%) etc. This was largely driven by new launches like premium range of ceiling fans introduced in FY13, which accounted for ~5% of sales etc. Standalone cash flow from operations at near all-time high; improvement in NWC: Reported cash flows from operations in standalone business have improved to INR6.1b in FY13 (v/s INR3.9b in FY12). This is commendable and is very near to the all-time high levels of INR6.9b in FY10. For the overseas business, NWC improved from 32 days to 24 days and was largely driven by increased customer advances. Other takeaways: i) Exports in FY13 stood at INR8.6b (v/s INR8.9b in FY12) and are down 30% from peak levels of INR12b in FY10. We expect exports to bounce back smartly in FY14 driven by 3.3x increase in orders from Middle East/Africa and commissioning of HT motors factory in Manideep, ii) project business curtailed at 17.5% of revenue in FY13 (v/s 24.5% in FY12), iii) for overseas operations, FY14 to be positively impacted by decline in commodity prices, savings in staff costs (from Belgium) and improvement in ZIV’s performance, iv) Hungary has gained important PQs in Middle East, Europe etc and v) Indonesia commenced manufacturing 500kva transformers and thus would help expand footprint in South East Asia and Pacific region. Valuation and view: CRG’s journey to emerge as a ‘global corporation’ from India continues to face multiple ‘growth pangs’. Phase 1 of the restructuring program has been largely completed, with Hungary reporting positive EBIT margins in 4QFY13 and Belgium back in profitability in April 2013. The key ‘monitorables’ going forward are: losses in Canada, liquidated damages (important swing factor as globally PT factories are full for FY14), rework costs etc. Maintain Buy. Please send all business and corporate related mails to

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HDFC Bank Q1 net up 30% at Rs 1844 crore.  RBI to help mutual funds facing surge in redemptions.  CBEC to target 12 lakh non-filers of service tax: Chidambaram.  Larsen & Toubro wins Rs 2085 crore Al -Batinah Expressway Project in Oman.  IDBI Bank contributes Rs. 1 crore to the 'Chief Minister's Relief Fund - Uttarakhand'.

Union Government To Push For Single Window Clearance In This Session If States Agree…

By Mayura Shanbaug

summit titled ‘Regulatory issues and clearances for real estate sector,’ ort seems that the long standing de- ganized by The Associated Chambers mand by developers for an online of Commerce and Industry of India single window mechanism has fi- (ASSOCHAM). “The government will introduce nally found takers in the government. Girija Vyas, Minister for the Real Estate (Regulation and Dehousing and urban poverty allevia- velopment) Bill, 2013 in the montion (HUPA) has already said that soon session of the parliament and ministry would launch a state-wise the industry can give further suggescampaign on July 22 to sensitise tions at the time of examination by state governments about need for an the Parliamentary Standing Commitaffordable housing policy and the tee,” she said. The minister further informed that need for single window clearance all the industry’s concerns have been system. “If the state governments are will- taken into account through wide ing to co-operate then the concept ranging consultations with all stakefor a single window clearance system holders and the government is furshould be introduced,” said Vyas ther willing to incorporate industry’s while inaugurating the 6th national suggestions at the time of examina-


tion by standing committee of the Parliament. “The bill will mark the beginning of a reform movement that will come into the real estate sector,” said Vyas. I would like to assure the industry that it’s a ‘development and regulation’ bill and not only a regulation bill and as and when it gets introduced in the Parliament you will realize that most of the industry’s worries and concerns are actually not well founded,” she added. Outlining the focus of the government, the Minister said, “Our priority is to provide houses to the weaker sections of the society and this we are willing to do together with the private sector under the public-private partnership model.”

Domestic Gas Production Unviable At Prevailing Rates By A Business Reporter

the present price of USD 4.2 per mmbtu, Moily said. There has been efending the government’s deci- consistent decline in the investment sion of doubling the price of gas in this sector which was around USD from Reliance Industries’ KG basin, 6 billion in 2007-08 and dropped Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said down to a meagre USD 1.8 billion in that domestic production is unviable 2011-12, he said. “At the same time it is pertinent to at the prevailing price. “Approximately 3 trillion cubic ft of mention that Indian Companies gas reserves are lying to be exploited, have already made an investment of but cannot be monetised if the gas USD 27 billion abroad and another price remains at the present level of USD 10 billion is in the pipeline… USD 4.2 per mmbtu (million British Therefore, it is evident that we have thermal unit), leave alone the addi- no choice left but to take immediate tional investment and new discover- measures to make the domestic gas ies,” the minister said at an Assocham production sector viable,” he added. He believes, certain measures are seminar here. The Oil Ministry is rejecting the necessary to boost investments in monetisation of new discoveries as the sector including clearance of 31 their production will not be viable at NELP Blocks from Defence and Envi-


ronment, permission to explore in the mining lease area and revision of gas pricing. On the agenda of yesterday’s Empowered Group of Ministers’ meeting, Moily said, “It was felt by Power, Steel and many other sectors that it needs to re-prioritise the allocation of gas from KG-D6. So now it is left to eGoM to take the decision.” He also said that he would not burden public sector upstream companies such as ONGC and OIL India to share more subsidies. I assure (you) that I would fight it out,” Moily said, looking at Sudhir Vasudeva, CMD, ONGC. Showing optimism in the growth of exploration sector the minister said that by 2020, 50% of oil imports will be reduced.

Stock Exchanges Susceptible To Cyber Attacks Cyber-crimes in the securities markets are generally disruptive in nature and could negatively impact market integrity and efficiency By A Business Reporter



majority of stock exchanges worldwide came under cyber attacks last year and almost 90% of them perceive such activities to be a potential systemic risk, reveals a survey. For the bourses, cyber-crimes whose nature is becoming more complex - could result in “massive financial and reputational impact,” among other adverse fallouts. The findings are part of the 201213 Cyber-Crime Survey jointly conducted by the IOSCO Research Department and the World Federation of Exchanges. It covered various exchanges and central counterparty clearing houses across the world. The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is a grouping of capital market regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India. “A majority of exchanges (89%) view cyber-crime in securities mar-

and detection mechanisms to tackle cyber-crimes. “...Nearly all (94%) of exchanges surveyed report that disaster-recovery protocols are in place in their organisation,” it added. However, about a quarter of the participating bourses said that current preventative and recovery mechanisms may not be sufficient in the face of a largescale, coordinated cyber-attack. Meanwhile, a staff working paper published on July 16 by IOSCO said kets as a potential systemic risk,” the instances of attacks against exreport said. More than half of the ex- changes means that cyber-crime is changes surveyed said they had suf- already targeting securities markets’ fered a cyber attack in 2012. core infrastructures and providers of “Exchanges from the Americas were essential (and non-substitutable more likely to report having suffered services). “At this stage, these cyber-attacks an attack (67%),” it added. Cyber-crimes in the securities have not impacted core systems or markets are generally disruptive in market integrity and efficiency. Hownature and could negatively impact ever, some exchanges surveyed sugmarket integrity and efficiency. Fur- gest that a large-scale, successful ther, the survey showed that ex- attack may have the potential to do changes employ several preventative so,” the paper said.

BUSINESS BRIEFS ‘Cut & Paste’ Job Costs Tata Company Rs 2.28 Lakh

An erroneous ‘cut and paste’ job in updating its shareholding pattern has cost a Tata group firm, the Tinplate Company of India Ltd, an amount of Rs 2.28 lakh as payments towards settlement of a case with Sebi. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), in a consent order dated June 28, has settled charges of takeover norms violation by the Tinplate Company of India Ltd (TCIL) after it paid Rs 2.28 lakh.

Sebi Rejigs Its Advisory Committee On MFs

Sebi has revamped its committee that advices the market regulator on matters related to regulation and development of mutual fund industry. The 15-member advisory committee on mutual funds is headed by Janki Ballabh, former Chairman of SBI. The advisory committee is mandated to advise Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on issues related to regulation and development of mutual fund industry.

Global IT Outsourcing Market To Reach USD 288 Billion

The worldwide IT outsourcing (ITO) market is forecast to grow at a slower pace of 2.8% to touch USD 288 billion this year over 2012, research firm Gartner today said. IT market is forecast to grow 2.8% in US dollar terms and 5.1% in constant currency from 2012, Gartner said in a statement. Compared with Gartner’s previous forecast, nearly all ITO segments are now forecast to grow more slowly during 2013, it added.

EGoM Clears 3.56% Stake Sale In Neyveli Via IPP

A panel of ministers, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, today cleared disinvestment of 3.56% stake in Neyveli Lignite through institutional placement programme (IPP) and the issue is likely in the first week of August. The Department of Disinvestment (DoD) has originally planned to divest 5% of its stake in the Tamil Nadu-based mining company. The Cabinet had last month approved the same.

Government Fertiliser Subsidy May Fall Short This Fiscal

Government’s fertiliser subsidy of Rs 66,000 crore this year could fall short of the actual requirement because a part of the allocation would be used to clear dues of last year, according to a report. The budget provision for the fertiliser subsidy in 2013-14 is maintained at last year’s level of Rs 66,000 crore.


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What the cards say: Too much energy. Use it constructively Path: Take it easy. Chill! Don’t push people hard to cope up with you Ally: Taurus will calm you down. Sagittarius will make you more hyper. Card for the week: Tarot key no. VIII Strength. Tame the beast within with love and understanding and not by force. Inner weakness can be conquered with faith and inner conviction. Staying power.

What the cards say: You need to think seriously and plan your goals Path: Follow your plan and do not waste your time. Don’t keep a closed mind or be blind to your faults Ally: Libra will help you to stick to your plan. Pisces will offer emotional support. Stay away from Scorpio who will encourage negativity Card for the week: Tarot key no. VII The Chariot. Achievement and glory will go hand in hand. You have the energy of the Chariot. Use it to push for what you want

What the cards say: Let bygones be bygones Path: Sacrifice is the order of the day. Don’t try to be cunning Ally: Aquarius will show you your weakness. Virgo will criticise. Both are necessary for learning and growth Card for the week: Tarot key no. XV The Devil. Face your inner devils and see them wilt. He will gain ascendancy only if you indulge him

What the cards say: Be discriminating about right and wrong Path: Follow what is correct even if it means sacrifice. Don’t be brazen Ally: Capricorn will show you the truth. Avoid Aries and Sagittarius who will be blunt Card for the week: Tarot Key no. XVI The Tower. Your ego needs to crumble for a more healthy self to emerge. An opportunity to connect with the true self. A new beginning possible

What the cards say: Mend fences Path: Be gentle and giving. Don’t make a mountain of a mole hill Ally: Gemini will show you your vulnerability. Avoid Sagittarius who could be blunt Card for the week: Tarot Key no. VIII Strength. You have great inner strength, exercise it for your growth

What the cards say: Realisation is the beginning of growth Path: Be objective. Don’t be too sure of your ways. They have caused you grief Ally: Libra will give you support. Look within yourself and find your support in the wisdom that lies within you. Your ego takes a beating Card for the week: Tarot key no. XI Justice. You will get what you deserve

What the cards say: You will grow from strength to strength Path: Don’t give up or feel disheartened. Don’t be afraid but face the situation boldly and with confidence Ally: Listen to the sensible Virgo and Taurus. Stay away from Aries and Aquarius who will ask you to burn all your boats Card for the week: Tarot key no. XI Justice. You will be compensated for all that you have suffered. If you have caused suffering of others then a nemesis is at hand

What the cards say: You will find someone only if you wait long enough and give it time Path: Use humility and surrender in dealing with loved ones. Don’t let your ego come in the way Ally: The earth sign Taurus will understand you and show you the right solution. Avoid Leo since his intense emotions could aggravate your intensity Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIII Death. Change is indicated that will bring new opportunities and insights

What the cards say: Your ego could take a beating Path: See things from another perspective. Don’t get reckless and go on a wild spree Ally: Listen to peaceful Pisces. Avoid emotional Cancer Card for the week: Tarot key no. XV The Devil. This is an invitation to look at pleasure and the things that we do for it

What the cards say: Let the self go Path: Give and you will receive Ally: Don’t depend on Virgo Card for the week: Tarot key no. XVI The Tower. Don’t be trapped by your ego. Break the edifice and you have a whole new world waiting for you

What the cards say: Retrospect Path: See where you have gone wrong. Don’t just move ahead without taking stock Ally: Leo will be a generous friend. Avoid the air sign Gemini who will encourage you in the wrong direction Card for the week: Tarot key no. X The Wheel of Fortune is spinning. It could bring unexpected things.

What the cards say: Peace reigns Path: Do what you think is correct, even if others are advising you against it. Don’t seek approval from the outside Ally: Water sign Scorpio will be able to support you. Don’t follow Aries who will take you down the impulsive path Card for the week: Tarot key no. IV The Emperor. Recognize your power. It is a time for discovering your inner strength and leading the way. Others will follow

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Bihar toll rises to 23; govt suspects poisoning

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HAPRA/MADHUBANI: The midday meal death toll in Bihar’s Saran district rose to 23 with two more children falling victims on Wednesday after consumption of free food sparking violent protests amid suspicions by the state government it was poisoned. In a related incident, about 50 students of a government middle school in Madhubani district fell ill after eating food under the midday meal scheme. The food was served to children of Navtolia Middle School, Bisfi, near Madhubani, amid allegations by the students that a dead lizard was found in the meal. “The oil used to cook the vegetables was foul-smelling. Doctors found the presence of organic phosphorus in the food and vomit. It means the children were poisoned,” Bihar education minister P.K.

Shahi told PTI in Patna. Shahi did not rule out foul play and said investigations will determine whether the poisoning was accidental or deliberate. As the tragedy sparked a political blame game, Shahi also alleged a political conspiracy against the state government. “Principal Meena Kumari’s husband is close to a political leader,” he said. Shahi suspected the poisoning to be caused by insecticides in vegetable or rice. Union HRD Minister Pallam Raju said an FIR has already been lodged against the school principal. The “food has turned killer”, screamed a woman whose two sons were among the victims, as a pall of gloom hung over Dandaman village. While 16 children, aged below 10 years and studying in Class I to V, had died in Chhapra itself, four others were declared

dead on arrival at Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) late last night. Two died at the hospital yesterday morning, official and PMCH sources said. Twenty five others are under medical supervision in PMCH, Superintendent of PMCH Amarkant Jha Azad said. There were emotional scenes as children, their limbs dangling and heads drooping to one side, were brought to a hospital. The tragedy took place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block, near Chhapra, 60 km from Patna, on Tuesday. Police said that during the violent protests three police vehicles were damaged by agitators during a bandh call in Saran district over the deaths. Three police vehicles and one belonging to the circle officer were damaged in

Mashrakh block, where the school is located, Saran Superintendent of Police Sujit Kumar said. In the district headquarters at Chapra, the protesters targeted a police bus used for carrying prisoners and broke its glasses. They also damaged one police checkpost, official sources said. The day-long Saran bandh call has been given separately by three parties - RJD, BJP and LJP. Doctors said the ailing children were admitted to ICU of the paediatric department and senior doctors were attending to them round-theclock. One girl Kanti Kumari, a student of class IV and admitted at paediaric ward of PMCH, recalled that when the students did not take much food complaining bad taste yesterday, the school principal allegedly rebuked them and


Consumer-friendly real estate Bill to come up in Parliament


EW DELHI: The government is all set to introduce a buyer-friendly real estate legislation which aims to protect consumers and bring transparency in the sector in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. “We will will be introducing the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, which is very relevant to real sector in the Monsoon Session,” said Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas here on Wednesday. She said the Bill has been approved by the Cabinet and is proposed to be introduced in Parliament. The Monsoon Session of

Parliament will begin on August 5 and the Bill, after its introduction, is likely to be referred to the Standing Committee of Parliament for examination. Describing the Bill as a pioneering legislation which will install standardisation and professionalism in the sector, Vyas said, “It will ensure consumer protection and promotion of the real estate sector through effective regulation and introduction of speedy mechanism for adjudication of disputes.” The real estate sector is one of the largest business and employment generators in the Indian economy. Despite

its mammoth size, the sector does not have a regulator who can balance the interests of the various stakeholders involved though there are a number of legislations at various levels that affect the sector directly or indirectly. Assuring the industry that all their concerns have been taken into account in the Bill, she said, “Any further suggestions, if any, can also be taken on board at the time of examination by the Standing Committee.” “The government is keen to bring reform to the areas which are crucial for the development of housing and real sector,” she said.

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An old woman cries over the death of her grandson at the Patna Medical College & Hospital, on Wednesday. asked them to finish the meal. “As we felt pain in stomach the head mistress asked us to go home and I fell unconscious on way back,” she said. The woman cook Manju Devi, who is also being treated at PMCH, said the materials for cooking meal was provided to her by the husband of the principal. Describing the incident as “tragic”, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the deaths of innocents. The RJD chief told reporters at PMCH that despite regular complaints about midday meal scheme in different parts

of the state the Nitish Kumar government initiated no action. “Nitish Kumar is busy saving his chair and fighting with its earstwhile NDA partner BJP and has left masses on mercy of god,” Lalu said. In the Madhubani incident, around 50 students complained of stomach ache and began vomitting after eating the midday meal and were then rushed to Bisfi health centre, according to the medical officer A K Prabhat. “All the students are out of danger,” he said. Except for seven children, rest of them have been discharged.

Important clues found in Bodh Gaya blasts: Shinde A

FOR A POT-FULL OF DRINKING WATER… Local residents wade through a flooded street for a pot of drinking water after heavy rains lashed Dimapur in Nagaland, on Wednesday.


LWAR: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found some important clues in the Bodh Gaya blasts, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said here on Wednesday. “I can say that investigation is being done seriously, and probing agency (NIA) has found some important clues in the right and positive direction,” Shinde told reporters after laying the foun-

dation stone for CRPF’s ‘Mahila’ battalion base at Bahadurpur Patti-katla in the district. It was not possible to divulge the clues as it could affect the ongoing probe, Shinde said. Ten serial bomb blasts have rocked the Bodh Gaya on July 7, injuring two monks. In the backdrop of a controversy brewing between the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and

the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, Shinde said, “the matter was being investigated and truth will prevail”. The 319-acre land will be used to create a base for the 213 ‘mahila’ battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and other training and infrastructure facilities. A sum of Rs 450 cr would be spent on it. PTI

THE SEARCH IS ON... Delhi Police point out to the cavities behind the headlights of an Ambassador car from where 99 sophisticated weapons and 198 magazines were recovered at PHQ in New Delhi, on Wednesday.


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ACROSS: 1 Emotional construction that's difficult to swallow (4,2,3,6) 8 Possibly teasing bloomer (7) 9 His mark was made in India (7) 10 Distorting, wicked wit may hurt (8) 11 Distorting, wicked wit may hurt (8) 13 Surprising discovery of sacred book (10) 15 Brilliant guide to start having offspring (10) 19 Vehicle reversing in the northern part of Greece (6) 20 As its nag runs erratically, it's worth a French paper bond of 1789 (8) 21 Waste choice of alpinism tool (3,4) 22 Group keeping things going at a high level (3-4) 23 Apologetic slime were confused about knowledge (15)

DOWN: 1 Sudden bold attack during a storm? (9,6) 2 Benevolent person who is a credit to the human race (7) 3 Embeds a jewel in a ring for example (6) 4 Means of travel by land and sea (5,5) 5 Must people turn palish to go there? (8) 6 Islam no problem in this empire (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: Strongly opposed




MATH PYRAMID 590 7 Provide a free cloth in defeat? (5,2,3,5) 12 It's often in contact with the rackets (6,4) 14 He usually keeps the goods, but

with a flower it's different..... (8) 16 .... to begin to ail; sire badly (7) 17 Non-proprietary information given to man (7) 18 A boring set up (3-3)

SOLUTION TO TUESDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 3 Genetic, 8 Artie, 9 Aphid, 10 Garden path, 11 Autoscooter, 13 Loafed, 16 Owlets, 22 Depredatory, 24 Made to last, 25 Manet, 26 Early, 27 Sighter. DOWN: 1 Material, 2 Stigmata, 3 Gear case, 4 Novelty, 5 Tempest, 6 Castro, 7 Misspelt, 12 Owl, 14 Overdraw, 15 Far, 17 Wayfarer, 18 Evictors, 19 Sardonyx, 20 Name tag, 21 Go to pot, 23 Exacts.


ACROSS: 1 Auction (4) 5 Forest unit (4) 6 Musical instrument (5) 7 Every ___ has a silver lining (5) 8 Identical (5) 9 Greet, in a way (4) 10 Peelers remove this (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 Small ____, fell big oaks (7) 2 Debate heatedly (5) 3 Go before or precede (4) 4 Poetic while (3) 6 ____ branch : peace offering (5) 7 Ali, once (4) 8 Reverent wonder (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. TUESDAY’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. TUESDAY’S SOLUTION

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Moon in Libra till 1.26 p.m. 10th Ashadh Shuklapaksha Vishakha Tula (Libra) R.T. White 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: You will do well at work and monetary gains are indicated. Some of you can look forward to some unexpected gains. At home matters will be congenial. Household affairs will run smoothly. Creative activities will win you wide recognition and fame in your circle of people. Some of you may invest in a piece of land or house. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be physically attractive, kind gentle, loving, healthy and long-lived. Full of vigor, vitality and will also be intelligent. Academically qualified, will be able to express eloquently both in spoken and written word. Will be responsible, unconventional and upholder of truth. A career in ARIES (March 21 - April 20): It will be busy day where Catching up with your appointments and also meeting deadlines will keep you busy. Some paperwork may also need attention. You may be asked to redo an assignment to new specifications. It will be inconvenient but will turn out to be good for you. At the end of the day all that one really wants is to be loved and appreciated for what one is. Other things are only consequential. Love life is good.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Your diligent efforts to recover your dues are successful. Chances of gains in speculative deals or shares also exist. If you are employed you have every chance of earning some additional income which will help to take care of extra expenses which could turn up. If you are seek external demonstration of love from your mate or beloved that will not be forthcoming. But your love ties are very strong.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): A load of good fortune is in store for you. If you are employed expect a promotion to an important office with substantial increase in salary. Good returns from property or investment are also likely. For the single a positive state of mind will have people vying with each other to be with you. Those keen for marriage get a proposal. It is a fortunate day in every respect.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Attend to your routine work and avoid bringing about any changes right now. Try to be practical and don’t give in to emotions because there is really very little you can do about it. Follow the trends; resisting will only lead to frustration and disappointment. There will be moments of leisure and romance with the one you love.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You will be in a positive frame of mind looking forward to the good things that are about to happen for you in the near future. This is the time to plan a new business venture, for success is assured. You will get all the support you need. Meetings are bound to go off well today. You shine out at a social gathering as a charming attractive person. A meeting with someone new has the makings of a torrid romance.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You are on the right track. There is some unusual news on the way and although it may come as a surprise, you will be pleased with results. Gains are likely from deals and assignments concluded earlier. You will also be required to finalize new projects and sign agreements. A holiday or travel with your beloved is also likely. Do not let past disappointment get in the way of good times.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You will have a busy and tiring day at work. However, the successful completion of your task will make you happy and amply compensate for your efforts. Those in creative fields will get an offer that is difficult to refuse. See that you do not take on more than you can handle. You may be inclined there is little time for love or romance. There are far too many things happening in your life right now.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Financially, your position is secured. Certain favorable developments at work open up many new avenues for you, which until now did not seem possible. You will get an opportunity to consolidate your position and also display your management expertise. After a hardworking day you may want to sit back and relax with your beloved and a few friends at social get-together or outing.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Do not be suspicious of others. Put your past behind and get on with what you have to do. Meetings will have favorable outcome. Plan new strategies and you will get a good response and support for them. You will win over any opposition you may have had with good conduct and diplomacy. Try to forgive and forget problems that may have been inflicted on you by a loved one. It will help to release negative emotions.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Your efforts of past yield profits and bring position of eminence. A close associate or relative will be instrumental in helping you. You will get a chance to make some quick money through a lucky bargain that doesn’t require much money. Watch a tendency to over optimistic. A close associate becomes a trusted friend. Though this has the possibilities of a long-term relationship, take one step at a time carefully.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Your positive interaction with people will lead to growth in your career. You are doing well for yourself. You will be in a positive and aggressive frame of mind. Completing reports, preparing for meeting or seminar, could keep you busy. Keep ego in check. Love life appears to be a bit fiery. With a little help from you the situation could improve and things will be back to normal again.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): A good time is indicated. You win praise and monetary gains for work done well. You will feel much more positive about the future. You will be offered a large contract that you have been pursuing for a long time. An expected payment will also materialize. Marital relationships could be a bit strained especially since you will be way travelling much than usual. Assurance and a frequent display of affection will help.




ACROSS: 1 Locale of historic caves in Maharashtra (6) 7 Suitable for wearing (8) 8 American Govt. agent (4) 10 Scraps or bits (6) 11 Walking disorder (6) 14 This is gold, we're proverbially told (3) 16 Made __ __ : employed? (3,2) 17 Like custard (4) 19 N Indian dynasty (A.D. 320 to 540) (5) 21 A dishonest person (5) 22 Fundamental (5) 23 Low plant with many branches (4) 26 __ Ababa (5) 28 ___ dog : a small pet dog? (3) 29 Sister of Mary and Lazarus (6) 30 Become larger (6) 31 Applies lubricants to (4) 32 Concise (8) 33 Prolong or enlarge (6)

DOWN: 1 Hymn opening (6) 2 That is to say (6) 3 "Swan" anagram for grassy appendages? (4) 4 Complimentary testimonial (7) 5 Corpulent, fat (5) 6 Decaffeinated (5) 8 Alcoholic drink (4) 9 ___ in : include? (3) 12 As mad __ _ hatter? (2,1) 13 Tiny amounts? (5) 15 Shrink with fear (5) 18 Dutch flat, round cheese (5) 19 Global Navigation Sys. (3) 20 Polyvinyl chloride (3) 21 India/Pakistan border region (7) 22 Every ___ as : quite as, very similar


SUDOKU 1903 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: Q equals G

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

to? (3) 23 Vote, choice or poll (6) 24 Poison-bearing tree (4) 25 Paid attention to? (6)

26 Entertain or divert (5) 27 Dung (5) 28 Fifty two in Roman numerals (3) 30 Be silly or infatuated? (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Rupee, 6 Fenny, 9 Aviates, 10 Balsa, 11 Snack, 12 Unite, 13 Idolise, 15 Ila, 17 Vary, 18 Coccyx, 19 Mason, 20 Rental, 22 Cosa, 24 Yag, 25 Sporran, 26 Dives, 27 Lit up, 28 Ngwee, 29 Nursing, 30 Drier, 31 Eyots. DOWN: 2 Uganda, 3 Easily, 4 Eva, 5 Maine, 6 Festoon, 7 Esne, 8 Nicely, 12 Usual, 13 Ivory, 14 Oring, 15 Ichor, 16 Axman, 18 Coops, 19 Manipur, 21 Easier, 22 Craggy, 23 Sanest, 25 Sense, 26 Dune, 28 Nne.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1722 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep

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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: 50 average; 55 good; 60 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: belch, blush, bush, bushel, chose, CLUBHOUSE, echo, hole, hose, house, loch, lush, ouch, shoe, slouch, such



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IN BRIEF Todd Faulds appointed as HIL’s Director Competitions

NEW DELHI: Hockey India League (HIL) appointed Todd Faulds as its Director Competitions for the second edition of the League, which is scheduled to be held from January 23 to February 23 next year. Faulds worked as a Competitions Manager for the FIH Champions Trophy Men 2012 in Melbourne, International Super Series 2012 in Perth and was also involved in Australian Youth Olympic Festival this year as Competitions Director. "I am delighted to welcome Todd Faulds to the Hero Hockey India League team," HI secretary general Narinder Batra said. "We are looking forward to working with Todd and utilising his experience as Hockey Australia's Competitions Manager to bring additional expertise to Hero HIL and make season-2 more successful event," added Batra, who is also the Chairman of HIL.



Divij, Raja in quarters of Claro Open

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja, playing their first ATP Tour level event together, scored a comfortable straight-set win over Emilio Gomez and Michael Quintero at the USD 638,085 Claro Open, here. The fourth seeded Indian pair beat Gomez of Ecuador and Quintero of Colombia 6-2 6-2 in the first round of the hard court tournament. The Indians broke Quintero's serve twice in the first set to pocket the first set. They did not get a good start to the second set as Divij was broken in the first game and soon they were down 0-2. However, they shrugged off the adverse start and won six games on the trot to win the set and the match. Divij and Raja won 56 points to 29 of their rivals.

Messi ‘not worried’ over tax fraud case

MADRID: Barcelona star Lionel Messi has said he was unconcerned about accusations of tax avoidance on income generated from the sale of his image rights and was confident his lawyers will solve the case. Last month the 25year-old and his father Jorge Horacio were ordered by a Spanish court to appear for questioning in September as part of an investigation into alleged tax fraud. "I'm not worried, I'm always on the sidelines of all of that, just like my dad. We have our lawyers and our advisors who handle these things. We trust in them and they will solve the issue," he said.

Ecclestone charged with bribery

BERLIN: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was on Wednesday charged with bribery by German prosecutors. The 82-year-old motor racing magnate has been charged by state prosecutors in Munich in relation to a $44 million (33.6 million euro, £29 million) payment he made to German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, which was linked to the sale of the Formula One rights in 2006. Last month, Gribkowsky was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail in Munich and Ecclestone has always denied bribing the German to avoid a British tax inquiry into the sale of Formula One, claiming he was blackmailed by Gribkowsky.

sacked former coach Mickey Arthur behind them however, the row over the South African's controversial exit has been reignited in spectacular fashion. Arthur, fired just 16 days before the Ashes, is taking legal action against Cricket Australia. He is seeking up to Aus$4 million (US$3.69 million) in compensation, claiming he was discriminated against because he was South African and "didn't understand the Australian way". According to Australian broadcaster Channel Seven, the legal documents also reveal a major rift in the team between captain Michael Clarke and former vicecaptain Shane Watson. Clarke allegedly described the role of Watson, one of four players dropped by Arthur for the third Test in Mohali in March, as a "cancer". South African called himself the "meat in the sandwich" between the conflicting camps. Arthur, sacked two years before his contract was due to expire, claimed Clarke embraced the

need for discipline, while Watson did not, Channel Seven said. Watson has since been replaced as vice-captain by Brad Haddin but the all-rounder remains in the side as an opening batsman. Wicketkeeper Haddin, whose second innings 71 so nearly led Australia to victory in Nottingham, insisted on Tuesday that all was well with the side. "The Australian dressing room is fine. I don't know how many times we need to answer this," Haddin said. "All the other stuff that we can talk about is white noise so it's not something that has affected the side at all." Key among the things that cost

Australia victory at Nottingham was their top-order batting. Whether new coach Darren Lehmann can do much to improve it is doubtful, although struggling No 3 Ed Cowan could yet find himself dropped and replaced by Usman Khawaja. Australia's tenth-wicket pair were responsible for 228 runs at Trent Bridge, including a world record stand of 163 in the first innings that featured teenage debutant Ashton Agar's 98 -- the highest score by a Test No 11. "Our tail has done really well over a period of time now but it's time for the batters to make sure they're making

India need a separate defence coach: Tirkey N

EW DELHI: Former captain Dilip Tirkey, who was also one of the best defenders of his time, reckons that demands of modern hockey are such that Indian hockey team requires a separate defence coach who need not be a foreigner. Hockey India have initiated a process to find a goalkeeping coach for the side for the Asia Cup. Tirkey said it will benefit Indian hockey if services of a defence coach are also sought for the preparations. "Defence is very important in modern hockey and I have seen lapses in past few tournaments. Defenders and mid-fielders should work hard on it. Defending is not as easy as it appears," Tirkey told PTI Bhasha. "I think India need a defence coach. Chief coach can not handle everything. Modern hockey is very different as tackling is not easy now. There is an offside rule. A defence expert can teach them technical things like positioning, tackling, re-tackling, footwork, marking in a better way," the vet-

Arthur upset at confidential lawsuit being made public

MELBOURNE: Sacked Australia coach Mickey Arthur has been left "extremely upset and disappointed" after his confidential lawsuit against Cricket Australia was leaked to the media leading to a massive controversy. "I am extremely upset and disappointed that confidential documents appear to have been given by others to the media," Arthur said in a statement. "The matters raised in my application to the FWC concerning issues within the Australian cricket team are very sensitive, which is why I was at pains to keep them confidential, especially at this time. I have kept them confidential, unfortunately others have now made them public. I want to stress how important to me the members of the team were, and still remain to me. The welfare of the Australian cricket team is up-most to me," he added.


Dhoni’s close friend passes away

RANCHI: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's close friend and former Ranji teammate Santosh Lal, the inventor of famous helicopter shot, today passed away while undergoing treatment for pancreatitis at a hospital in Delhi. The former Ranji player is survived by parents, wife and a three-year-old daughter. He was 32. The body is expected to arrive here later in the day. An employee of the Railways, Lal was identified with acute pancreatitis and was admitted in a unconscious state at a Ranchi hospital before being airlifted to the national capital on July 15.

England's Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior stretch during a training session at Lord's cricket ground in London. England will play Australia in their second test match starting today.


ONDON: After just a threeday break since England's thrilling 14-run win over Australia in the first Test at Trent Bridge, the Ashes rivals will meet for the second of a five-match series at Lord's on Thursday. But the manner in which Australia competed in Nottingham suggests Ashes-holders England will not have things all their own way. Just when Australia thought they'd put the departure of


eran, who was called 'the wall of Indian hockey', said. He also said that an Indian can be chosen for the job as there are many former players who were great defenders. "I don't think that we need a foreign coach for this. We have former players like Pargat Singh who had great defending skills," he said.

Tirkey, who had a short stint with Indian team prior to Olympic qualifiers last year, said that 'all rounder' concept in hockey is good but it is tough to apply this in Indian hockey. Former coach Micheal Nobbs was keen on developing players as all rounders who could play at any positions. "It's a good concept but I think it is very tough in Indian context. Teams who have 7–8 world class players can afford it but not India as we have 2 or 3 world class players at a time in our team," said the ace full back who has played a record 412 games. When asked about suggestions for drag flickers who were flop in World Hockey League semifinals in Rotterdam, he said that they should work hard on their strengths. "We must play more and more matches against top teams. Indian drag flickers are talented and I have seen unbelievable flicks from them. They should keep working hard on their strengths," said the Rajya Sabha member from Odisha.

the runs," said Lehmann. England's 115-run win in the last Ashes Test at Lord's four years ago was their first Test success at the 'home of cricket' in 75 years against Australia. The steep slope that runs across the ground can prove challenging for bowlers and batsmen alike unfamiliar with Lord's but Australia opener Chris Rogers has had the advantage of playing there for Middlesex. So too does England fast bowler Steven Finn and, despite finding a slow pitch at Trent Bridge not to his liking, Finn's local knowledge is likely to see him retain his place.

Powell physio hits back over doping blame

PARIS, FRANCE: Asafa Powell's physiotherapist on Wednesday hit back at claims from the Jamaican sprinter that he was to blame for a positive dope test, maintaining that he did not provide him or compatriot Sherone Simpson with banned drugs. Powell and Simpson were among five Jamaican athletes who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs at the country's national trials last month and are currently under investigation in Italy for doping. The revelations -- and a separate positive test for US sprinter Tyson Gay -- have cast a shadow over athletics, just a month before from the sport's world championships in Moscow. Powell and Simpson's agent, Paul Doyle, on Tuesday pointed the finger at the athletes' physio Chris Xuereb, suggesting that contaminated food supplements were to blame.



MUMBAI: Poker as a skilled sport is slowly gaining prominence thanks to the many tournaments held both online and off-line. One of the most popular live tournaments is held at Casino Royale Goa, who have played host to some of the richest poker tournaments in India. The Casino Royale Cup for the coveted Poker Tournament will take place from 24th – 27th July, 2013 on board the luxurious floating Casino Royale Goa. Casino Royale Goa which is on the Mandovi River in Panaji is India’s largest off-shore gaming ship which offers tons of exciting activities on board including live entertainment, Indian and continental cuisine restaurant and much more.

Mumbai swimmer Ishaan Jaffer shines with 6 gold at Jr. Nationals

MUMBAI: Mumbai lad Ishaan Jaffer was the toast of the competition when he bagged six gold including four individual to emerge boys’ under14 Group II individual champion, in the recently concluded 40th Junior National Aquatic Championship held at Hyderabad. Ishaan, of Bombay Scottish, Mahim helped himself to the 200m, 400m, 1500m freestyle, 400m medley gold and added the 4x100 freestyle and 4x100 medley relay gold. In addition, he won the 800m freestyle and 4x200 freestyle relay silver to complete a rewarding campaign. Ishaan initiated his path to glory when he qualified for the junior nationals with five gold that included records in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley in the State Championships held from June 5 to 9 at Pune.

Air India ‘B’ down MbPT 2-1

MUMBAI: Air India ‘B’ staved a strong challenge from Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) to eke out a narrow 2-1 victory in a keenly contested Senior Division match, of the Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd. (MHAL) League – 2013, at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate on Wednesday. The winners got both their goals in the first half. The Air India outfit consisting of several Olympians and internationals enjoyed a distinct edge over their opponents, who put up a dogged display. The dominant Air India side did not take too much time to open the scoring as Ashish Gonsalves struck in the very fifth minute of the match. Ten minutes later, they doubled the lead when Port Trust conceded an own goal. Port Trust did not lose heart and fought on gamely but only found success late when Zubair Shaikh successfully converted a penalty corner in the 67th minute to reduce the margin.

Goregaon SC romp to victory

MUMBAI: Goregaon Sports Club ‘B’ produced a disciplined performance to down Pioneer Residency 2-0 in a Third Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 201213, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parelon Wednesday afternoon. Kanisk Chatruvedi and Sagar Amre netted one goal each for the victors. In another match of the same division, Silver Lining blanked Veer Engineering by a convincing 3-0 margin. Ajay Abrahim, Sanchez Carvalho and Vicky Pereir a scored one goal apiece to seal the win for their team. Results - at St. Xavier’s ground, Parel – Third Div:Goregaon SC ‘B’ 2 (Kanisk Chatruvedi, Sagar Amre) beat Pioneer Residency 0; Silver Lining 3 (Ajay Abrahim, Sanchez Carvalho, Vicky Pereira) beat Veer Engineering 0.


EW DELHI: Upset with All India Football Federation's tardiness in implementing an ambitious project authored by him, national team technical director Rob Baan is unlikely to seek extension of his two-year contract which ends in October. Baan, who has a wealth of experience as coach and technical director having worked in several countries in these capacities, was the brain behind the 'Lakshya 2022' which aims at India qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But, with the masterplan he authored last August gathering dust, the 70-year-old Dutchman is understood to have indicated to the AIFF top brass that he would not be renewing his contract which

he signed in October 2011. "It is true Baan is not happy with the non-implementation of masterplan Lakshya 2022. So, he is unlikely to extend his contract," an AIFF official told PTI on condition of anonymity. "Though he has not spoken openly, we have heard through other people that he is not likely to extend his contract," he said. Baan could not be reached as his phone remained switched off. Baan has an annual package of Rs 2 crore and according to AIFF sources, he has in his contract the liberty of working only 15 days in a month and the AIFF will have to provide him four to five air tickets for travelling home in a year. He had been critical of the lack of national team training centres and elite academies.

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By S Kishore

uly 18 marks the first death anniversary of Suresh Saraiya, the voice of Indian cricket who provided a distinct and different style to cricket commentary on radio. Sureshbhai, as he was affectionately called, was indeed the voice of cricket for many who followed his inimitable commentary on All India Radio (AIR) for well over four decades. He painted a vivid picture of India’s historic victories and losses in the minds of radio listeners; be it from Auckland, Trinidad, London, Durban or his very own beloved Mumbai where he learnt the nuances of the game. It was only befitting that this broadcasting legacy which began at the Brabourne Stadium in November 1969 when India took on the Bill Lawry led Australian team, ended with the India – West Indies Test at the Wankhede Stadium in November 2011; a match which ended in an exciting draw off the last ball. His crowning glory, undoubtedly, was when he completed a century of Tests on the microphone for AIR during the

India – New Zealand match at Nagpur (20th to 23rd Nov. 2010). Saraiya’s passion for cricket was second to none and no matter whichever part of the world he was doing commentary, he always ensured that he was fully prepared much before the first ball was bowled. One must remember that for most part of his broadcasting career, he didn’t have information at his fingertips like most of us have nowadays. Consequently, the big log book that he meticulously maintained and always carried to matches was his finest ally. Even though Saraiya did a few commentary assignments for television, he essentially remained a radio man till the very end.

It may not be a favourites’ day By Timur


UNE: There are ten races today and the first starts at 1 p.m. Be cautious, let the field settle down. Very competitive races. It is unlikely there will be any one horse race.


1. The Bud Royale Plate Class V 1000 M 1.00 P.M. 1. Miracle Of Mercy 59 C. S. Jodha 2. Sizzling Love 59 V. Chandrakant 3. Domain Anna 57 R. Vaibhav 4. Herzeliyah 55.5 Kavraj Singh 5. Wild Imagination 55 Dashrath Singh 6. Winchester 55 S. P. Ranjane 7. Rio Del Ray 54.5 Vikram Jodha 8. Rising Angel 53.5 Akshay 9. Veneziano 53 Prasad 10. Mcqueen 52.5 Vivek Win: Herzeliyah, Rio Del Ray

2. The Hugo Plate – Div II Class IV 1200 M 1.30 P.M. 1. Queens Kiss 59 Dashrath Singh 2. Star Prince 59 S. P. Ranjane 3. Princess Khatoum 58.5 A. Sandesh 4. Plan B 58 Abhishek Habbu 5. Zaracha 57.5 R. Vaibhav 6. Matter Of Heart 57 P. Trevor 7. Prize Fighter 56.5 Altaf Sayyed 8. Mountain Warrior 56 Vivek 9. Flying Kiss 55.5 Nikhil Bhujbal 10. Laurus Pride 55.5 C. S. Jodha 11. Always Smile 54 Prasad 12. Golden Spurs 53.5 S. Mosin Win: Matter of Heart, Laurus Pride

3. The Music Man Plate – Div II Class IV 1400 M 2.00 P.M. 1. Shivalik Pride 59 Abhishek Habbu 2. Super Satin 59 A. Ashhad Asbar 3. Mountain Queen 57 Vivek 4. Ice Pick 56.5 S. P. Ranjane

5. Antonius Maximus 55.5 S. Sunil 6. Nigella 55.5 Zameer Sayyed 7. Balinga 54.5 Prasad 8. Divine Inspiration 54.5 C. S. Jodha 9. Sound Of River 54 Akshay 10. Blue Knight 53.5 S. Mosin 11. Matrioshka 53.5 Dashrath Singh 12. Romantic Beauty 52.5 P. Kamlesh 13. Wish Upon A Star 52 M. A. Roushan Win: Antonius Maximus, Sound of River 4. The Music Man Plate – Div I Class IV 1400 M 2.30 P.M. 1. Home Advantage 62 Ishwar Pardeshi


2. War Horse 62 P. Trevor 3. Arabian Fighter 61 S. Sunil 4. Il Moran 61 R. K. Mahesh 5. Mars 60.5 Imran Chisty 6. Grand Duke 60 A. Sandesh 7. Purple Mokara 60 Prasad 8. Savage Garden 58.5 I. Pasha 9. Glorious Opinion 58 C. S. Jodha 10. Guns N Roses 58 V. Chandrakant 11. Wind Chime 57.5 Vivek 12. Chicharito 57 N. S. Parmar 13. Oriental Sapphire 57 Akshay Win: Oriental Sapphire, Wind Chime

5. The Gironde Plate Class II 1200 M 3.00 P.M. 1. Bizarro 59 R. Rupesh 2. Sharaarat 57.5 A. Sandesh 3. Set To Fly 57 Ishwar Pardeshi 4. Catharsis 54 C. S. Jodha 5. Barringo 52.5 Neeraj Rawal 6. Hawaiian Princess 52.5 P. Kamlesh 7. Lake Paradise 52.5 Vivek 8. Grande Dame 52 Akshay Win: Bizarro, Grand Dame

6. The Hugo Plate - Division I Class IV 1200 M 3.30 P.M. 1. Josephine 61.5 C. S. Jodha 2. In The Limelight 60.5 Ishwar Pardeshi 3. Autumn Rush 60 Dashrath Singh 4. Scaramouche 60 A. Ashhad Asbar 5. Mountain Wind 59.5 Prasad 6. Starry Ocean 58.5 Vivek 7. Jen's Glory 58 Towfeeq R. Shaikh 8. Star Zone 56 Akash Agarwal 9. Warrior Prince 55.5 S. P. Ranjane 10. Calypso Queen 54.5 Neeraj Rawal 11. Crowned Princess 54.5 P. Trevor 12. Gottawearshades 54.5 Zameer Sayyed 13. Diamondzip 53.5 Nirmal Jodha Win: Star Zone, Crowned Princess

7. The Capricorn Trophy - Div II 1000 M 4.00 P.M. 1. Earth Tamer 56 S. P. Ranjane 2. Ghazal King 56 R. Vaibhav 3. Holy Bull 56 C. S. Jodha 4. Rio 56 Neeraj Rawal 5. Wild Waves 56 S. Sunil 6. You're The Boss 56 Dashrath Singh 7. Champakali 54.5 A. Ashhad Asbar 8. Forest Vision 54.5 Imran Chisty 9. Overtime Magic 54.5 Vikram Jodha 10. Reckless 54.5 R. Shelar 11. Salsa 54.5 Zameer Sayyed Win: Rio, Wild Waves 8. The Fair Haven Trophy Class I 1400 M 4.30 P.M. 1. Blue Ace 59.5 S. Sunil 2. Maximus 57 Neeraj Rawal 3. Cent Per Cent 55.5 Dashrath Singh 4. Spirit Of Mercy 55.5 P. Trevor 5. Winds Of Fortune 55 S. P.

Ranjane 6. Clinton 54.5 Kishore Kadam 7. Vittoria 54.5 Imran Chisty 8. Neona 53 N. S. Parmar 9. Mighty Crusader 51.5 A. Ashhad Asbar 10. Invictus 51 R. Shelar 11. Demonstrator 50.5 C. S. Jodha Win: Blue Ace, Mighty Crusader, Maximus 9. The Capricorn Trophy – Div I 1000 M 5.00 P.M. 1. Carlton House 56 Shrikant Kamble 2. Four Star General Dashrath Singh 3. Hunt For Heads 56 Abhishek Habbu 4. Satingo 56 A. Ashhad Asbar 5. Ace Angelfire 54.5 Neeraj Rawal 6. Annabeth 54.5 Kishore Kadam 7. Backstreet Bay 54.5 R. Shelar 8. Feast Of Love 54.5 P. Trevor 9. Nevada 54.5 Zameer Sayyed 10. Riposte 54.5 P. Kamlesh 11. Traffic Jam 54.5 Nirmal Jodha 12. Zaagros 54.5 Akash Agarwal Win: Zaagros, Riposte 10. The Alouette Plate Class III 1200 M 5.30 P.M. 1. Soneeyo 59 N. S. Parmar 2. Ice Zone 58 Vivek 3. Zidaan 58 S. Sunil 4. Relic Hunter 57.5 R. Rupesh 5. Supreme Minstrel 57.5 Abhishek Habbu 6. Emperor Of France 57 A. Sandesh 7. Que Sera Sera 57 R. Vaibhav 8. Classic Ruler 55 J. Chinoy 9. Song Of Sparrow 54.5 Akshay 10. Gloria 53.5 Akash Agarwal 11. Seven Seas 52.5 A. Ashhad Asbar 12. Staying Alive 52.5 Kavraj Singh 13. One Wish 52 Prasad 14. Queen Of Venus 50 M. A. Roushan 15. Panthera 49.5 Imran Chisty


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He is a two-time NBA champion, an eight-time NBA All Star and an Olympics gold medalist, the 6 feet 11 inches CHRIS BOSH has seen it all. The Miami Heat hoopster who is in the city as part of the NBA program to develop the game in India, spoke exclusively to NEIL JOSHI about the future of game in the country, especially how to develop India’s roadmap to improve their rankings. He also dwelt on how it felt to be a part of the gold winning Olympic team in Beijing and on Miami’s Heat consecutive victories in the NBA Championship.


How do you propose that basketball should be developed in India as the game is still experiencing early days in the country? This is why we are here and why we want to interact with possible fans and show the people how easy it is to play. And that is the hard part, you need to show them how easy it is to pick up a ball and put a couple of baskets and play a couple of games. You will hopefully see more guys playing and once a love is developed for basketball then all things will fall in place.

What prompted you to take to the sport? My dad played recreational leagues, church leagues and so I was exposed to it at an early age and I played with my friends and it was just fun for me. In the process I just grew taller, which I didn’t think would happen but I did. I was able to develop in to something useful and I was playing in the NBA of which I am very proud.

What is the aim of your visit and what do you want to achieve with this? My sole purpose is to have a good time. If you are having fun, all things fall in place. I just want to enjoy the culture and interact with my fans and ask the fans to watch the Heat more.

There have been a number of NBA players who have come to India to promote the game. With a limited fan base and limited know-how of the players, do you think that the player of your calibre can make a difference? I know they show the games out here and some of the people are familiar with the

What football, baseball and basketball is to Americans, cricket is to India. How difficult is to make inroads in the country and make them switch away from cricket? I don’t think it would be a big challenge. Some kids can be serious about the sport. As long as kids have fun you can do both. If you like cricket, play cricket and if you like basketball play that or you just do both. As long as you are playing with your friends and being active and as long as you are having a good time, it is good. India is 56th in in the FIBA ranking, with the USA topping the charts. What approach would you take to drastically improve the rankings? We have to start somewhere. First you need to have a team and then develop it. On the international perspective, it is important to have players and keep them together for a certain period. Since, India has a national team, we can now focus on getting better and continue to compete against each other and other countries. As times goes on and if you feel you are getting better and if you do that, the sky is the limit.

How big was the Beijing gold at the Olympics? Big… big. We were expected to win. If we didn’t win it would have been a disappointment. I was fortunate to be on a team to bring back that passion for international basketball for the United States. For a while we were taking it for granted and thought that we could just show up and win but the rest of the world was catching up and everybody is getting better. That is what competition is all about. Once guys started seeing more and more of basketball, guys started getting better. We had to deal with that competition and it was good for the whole world to compete each other.

Spain plays a different style as compared to the USA, how different is their approach to the game? Those guys have been playing with each other since they were teenagers. Not only are they a good team, they have got great individual talent. They have a lot of guys who have played in the NBA and are playing in the

NBA and have got on the radar a lot. The fact they have the confidence, they can compete every year and we always have to beat them to accomplish our goals. We enjoy the competition with them and I know they love it too.

Indians lack in the physical aspect of the game. How do you feel India should overcome this? I have seen a few six footers. It is a country of a billion people. As far as athleticism is concerned, you have to develop that too. Once, kids see and know that they can do something, they will do it. It is like the brain, once it knows

INTERVIEW you can do something, there is no stopping you. There are lot of drills and if you work hard you can become much better and anybody can do it. Out of a billion people, you can definitely find six and seven footers.

How difficult was it to defend the title rather than winning it in the previous year? It was very difficult to defend the title. We got every team’s big shot everyday. It is difficult to play when people want what you have. When you are on the top of the hill, everyone is tagging you and trying to get there. And you just have to deal with your own mindset and doing the process all over again is difficult. I am proud of our guys for answering the challenge and we were doing the best job possible and I am happy to win it.

Most would consider the Heat’s game against the Spurs was the closest. How mentally draining was the win? It was very mentally draining. It was the most as the sport has ever been to me and the reward was great. I was extremely proud to get out alive. It was a great feeling. If you want to win, you need to go through things like that. It was difficult but it was worth it. Do you fee basketball as a way of life for you? It is a way of life for me. Most of the things that I have done has been rotated around basketball. I have been playing for a long time now and I am proud of what I have done and what the sport has given me.

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NBA is promoting basketball in a big way in India with a number of players from top teams making their presence felt. With the game at a nascent stage in the country, add to it the fact that there are a few followers and fans of the game, how much impact you believe such a visit as yours would have an impact on India? The game of basketball is growing and the people love it. To me, it is the greatest sport in the world. People have no choice but to love it. The NBA is here trying to grow the game and to show the people how great it is. I feel the people in India will be attracted to it and once they get a hang of it, people won’t give it up.

players. If you are able to see your favourite player, that creates more passion for the game. You also get to interact with lot of the players and ask them questions especially from the grassroot level because they have started to watch the games closely and they know how popular you are.


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