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HC says no to Congress function at Shivaji Park citing violations by a ‘political party’

By Philip Varghese

Mumbai Congress, had filed an application in this regard last month lmost a month after the after the BMC rejected the party’s Mumbai unit of the Congress application in view of the High party assured the Bombay Court’s earlier order banning rallies High Court that it would not violate at the sprawling ground, which noise pollution norms and also pro- came in response to a Public Intertect the cricket pitch at Shivaji Park est Litigation. Mukesh Vashi, Counground if it was allowed to use the sel for Congress told the High Court place for its 128th Foundation Day bench earlier that the Congress in December this year, the court on would lay protective carpets on the Wednesday refused to allow the ground to protect the cricket pitch. The High Court had passed orparty to use the ground, citing gross violations of noise pollution control ders in 2010 declaring Shivaji Park a rules and damage to the playground silence zone on a PIL filed by an NGO Wecom Trust. In view of the in the past by a political party. It may be recalled that advocate said order, anyone planning to hold Dharmesh Vyas, General Secretary, a function at Shivaji Park is required


to obtain permission from the High Court. While hearing the petition on Wednesday, Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice R.Y. Ganoo said, “We are not inclined to allow the petitioner to hold the celebrations as there has been violation of rules by a political party and others in the past and also damage to the ground. The conditions imposed by the court to control noise pollution at Shivaji Park, a silence zone, were violated more often by the organisers and hence such applications must be discouraged. In the past certain exceptions had been made and parties were allowed to hold

functions at Shivaji Park on important occasions such as Army Day, Republic Day and Dr. BR Ambedkar’s Jayanti. However, these orders were passed in specific instances.� The bench further observed, “The High Court had allowed the Shiv Sena to hold the annual Dussehra Rally at Shivaji Park last month. However, this cannot be a precedent as the committee set up to monitor noise pollution rules filed an affidavit saying that the Shiv Sena had breached the conditions imposed on the party to hold its annual Dussehra rally and caused damage to the cricket pitch on the ground.�

`73,000 cr power scam L

By Prashant Hamine

eader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde submitted 2,104 pages of proof to Deputy Chief Minister and Energy Minister Ajit Pawar, of what he termed is a Rs.73,000 crore scam in the power sector. Speaking to newspersons here yesterday, he said, like the Rs.70,000 crore irrigation scam, the state run power utilities indulged in the purchase of inferior quality coal, ignored capacity augmentation of existing power projects, and showed negative transmission losses Continued on pg 8 ÂŤ

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SUPERB SHAWDOWN 14-year-old Prithvi Shaw of Rizvi Springfield smashes 546 runs to become 3rd highest scorer in school cricket Full Report on pg 30

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‘You have to be a genius to write about India’ WATER CUT CITY


By A Staff Reporter


ome pockets in Western Suburbs will face water cut on Thursday and Friday as the civic body is checking feasibility of alternate water supply to western suburb since the underground water tunnel is punctured due to bore well digging. Goregaon (East and West) and Malad (East and West) will face 25 per cent water cut during Thursday midnight to Friday midnight. There are chances of low supply Borivli too. Additional Municipal Commissioner Rajiv Jalota said, “We are trying to work out alternate water supply to western suburb, if it works then we will start actual repair of under ground tunnel.” He added, “We have all the necessary technology and skilled man power required for repair of underground tunnel. First priority is that people should get water during the repair period.” The civic body requested citizens to store water and use it judiciously during the water cut.

Cabinet nod for `1,444 crore water supply project

Meanwhile the state cabinet yesterday approved a Rs.1,444 crore project for supply of water in the rural areas. The project, called ‘Jalsurajya -2’, will be implemented in cooperation with the World Bank, which will bear 70 per cent of the project cost. Meanwhile in another development, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has announced that the government has decided to allot 7,844 taxi permits, cancelled earlier, to the cab operators through bidding. Of these, 100 permits will be reserved for women taxi drivers, an official told PTI.

VASTU TIP OF THE DAY Washbasin area should be in the northeast. Washbasins should never kept in the center of the restaurant, even for the sake of convenience. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,


These are the words of Israeli author Shifra Horn who spoke for the first time on writing about conflict zones and cultural context at the TATA Literature Live festival last week. She had a quick chat with Claudelle Monis about her work, her love for India and working with Jews across the world.

t is not often that you come across a foreigner who ventures into Chor Bazaar alone on her second visit to India. Israeli author Shifra Horn, however, did just that when she zipped in and out of the country to participate in the TATA Literature Live festival held in Mumbai last week. “I’m adventurous like that. I’m actually sad though, that I didn’t have the time to go into the slums. I love knowing a city by its people, markets and bookstores,” she says with a smile. But wasn’t she worried about being alone in an area rarely visited by middle class Mumbaikars? “Not really,” she says, “I’m quite a loner. I like exploring by myself and feeling the place I’m visiting.” It is this depiction of local life that Horn replicates in her books about people and places across the world, from Portugal to Japan. “I need to live in a place for a considerable amount of time to be able to write about it with authenticity. Before I wrote my novel ‘Shalom Japan’ I lived there for five years. I need to interact with people and learn about cultures before I can even consider writing about a country”, says Horn. She however, explains why she hasn’t written about India yet. “I fell

in love with India when I was 11 years old and started reading a book called ‘India’ by Ezriel Carlebach. I still consider it to be my Bible to the country, but I honestly feel that you have to be a genius to write about India. It is such a diverse country, that what applies to one locality almost never applies to another. I think I will have to live here for at least 10 years before I can start writing about it”. Horn’s work deals with ordinary men and women whose lives are set against the backdrop of wars and are ultimately determined by them or by other conflict. Was her decision to make war a backdrop to her stories,

intentional? “No literature or art can function without conflict. There must be some sort of conflict, either between father and son, or mother and daughter, or even between two countries for a book to make sense. I use war as a conflict to motivate my characters and help them evolve”, she says. When talking about writing in a cultural context, Horn doesn’t really agree with the idea that an outsider cannot write about another country with authenticity. She says, “I think outsiders can write about another country through a different perspective and still retain the authenticity demanded of them. Look at ‘India’ by Carlebach. I have never seen a book more authentic than this one about the country.” She does however agree that stereotypes can creep into narratives. “Yes, stereotypes may exist in literature,” she says, “but then again, who can escape them? And everyone knows that all stereotypes are not true. So even if they do creep in, it should be alright.” Considering Horn is an Anthropologist, apart from being a writer, she works extensively with the Jewish community across the world, particularly the oppressed. Has she

ever, we asked her, interacted with the Menashe Jews who live in the North Eastern part of India who are believed by some to be one of the ten lost tribes of Israel scattered by the Assyrians in the 7th century BC? “I heard of the Menashe Jews long before they became famous, and was interested in learning more about them. However, the World Union of Jewish Students that was already working with them, advised me against visiting the territory because of political instability in the region. That’s how my research on them has reached a standstill”, she says. When asked about her opinion of the Indian perception of Israelis in India, as perpetuated through literature and the media, she says, “I think the approach to Israeli soldiers in Goa is a little misinformed. What would you like to do after you finish three straight years in army service? It’s understandable that these boys need to unwind, and what better place to do so than the beach. Yes, they might move around in groups and be vocal, but that is what they’re used to doing in the army. My son has been to Goa after his stint in the army, and loved every bit of it, and as I’ve said before, so do I.”

Jacqueline Fernandez stands up for Victoria horses By Vishnudas Sheshrao


he Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday was wrapped up hurriedly as most of the civic leaders were gathered in the antechamber of Mayor Sunil Prabhu to get a glimpse of actress Jacqueline Fernandez who was scheduled to meet Prabhu in his office at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters. The Sri Lanka-born actress along with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) members requested Mayor Sunil Prabhu to stop cruelty against horses used to drive traditional Victoria – a horse cart. The Standing Committee meeting was wrapped in 30 minutes instead of the usual two to three hours. One of the politicians admitted that most of the members were in the Mayor’s antechambers. The mayor’s office was stormed for a few minutes by media people, politicians and civic workers. Some members went up to the extent of standing up on chairs to get pictures of the actress. Prabhu personally requested people to move out for a few minutes so that his staff could orgranise a meeting with her. Jacqueline said, “Unhealthy and ill horses are deprived of medical treatment and forced to carry Victoria. These horses don’t get proper food and water.” She requested the Mayor to stop Victoria carriages in the city. At present, Victoria are used at Girgaon Chowpatty, Five Garden, Juhu Chowpatty, Gateway of India, Gorai Khadi, Mahim and Wadala to give ride to tourists. These Victoria have been in the

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Actress Jacqueline Fernandez submitted her request to stop cruelty against horses in city. city for decades and it is a means of livelihood for hundreds of families. Victoria Chalak-Malak (driver and owner) association also met Mayor Prabhu on Tuesday and alleged that PETA is making false complaints against them. Gregori D’Souza, Presi-

dent of Victoria Association told the Mayor “Despite having licenses and necessary documents, Victoria owners are called at police stations. Horses are sent to hospitals and then never returned to their owners.” He requested the Mayor to set up an inquiry on the matter.

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perhaps say that Tendulkar is as good an actor as Bachchan is a first class cricketer? Unless the latter is referring to all his television endorsements, in which case, the best shots showing him as an actor to beat all actors are still in the cans! And let’s hope everyone laughed heartily at Bachchan’s piquant sense of humour.

A very short respite

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16-year-old girl spends her last day with her family at their home in Kabul (Photo 4). Her face is full of hope, her finger tips are tinted red. Over the weekend you could do Yet, as is typical of many arranged much worse than visit the exhibition marriages, her fiance and his family of award-winning photographs titled forbid continuation of her high ‘Forsken’, by the award-winning school education. She will also need Canadian photographer Lana to ask permission for almost Slezic, at the Cymroza Art Gallery in everything she wants to do. She will town. It is on till November 30, you live with her new husband and his can actually visit during the week entire family and be restricted from quite comfortably. seeing her own family. Such The exhibit centres around the marriages, especially when forced daily lives of Afghan girls and upon the girl, often lead to domestic women, each frame telling a violence, depression and suicide. complete story through its image And finally there is Photo 3, a and a detailed caption. You get to most familiar image of women in know names and faces and why Afghanistan under the Taliban, they should be taken note of, and anonymous figures in regulation the truth of the terrible ways in blue burqas that pay not a whit of which war and an uneasy peace attention to personal convenience impact one half of humankind. and comfort. They are almost So there is Gulsuma (Photo 1) universally and dismissively referred who was one year old when her to by others as shuttlecocks. father died. At four, her stepfather This shuttlecock is juxtaposed sold and married her to a six-yearagainst a particularly colourful wall old boy in Kandahar. She was at a certain mosque where she beaten, isolated and treated as a goes for prayers once a week in slave for the next seven years by his Kabul. It is pretty sure that the rest family. Then one night, when her of her life is monochromatic. father-in-law threatened to kill her, she escaped and is now an 11-yearold in an orphanage in Kandahar, Honestly, all this Tendulkar the only girl in the institution. The woman in Photo 2 has no adulation can go and has gone too name and she has decided she has far. The icing on the cake (or the no face either, preferring to cover it nadir, depending upon which way to the camera lens. Some mosques you want to look at it) must be have kitchens where woman go to Amitabh Bachchan reportedly cook a particular sweet when their saying of him at the special party prayers have been answered or that was held for Bollywood and problems are resolved. They then cricketers, on Monday, “I got a few distribute the sweet to everyone in opportunities to work with the mosque. While preparing the Tendulkar and I can tell you he is a sweet they slap the wall to get rid very good actor. If he decides to of their hands of flour. Hence the make an entry into cinema, most of white handprints on the wall, us in the industry would be threatened by him”. symbol of answered prayers. On the morning of her wedding, a Would it not be more honest to

So the respite has proved to have a short life after all, and already the residents of Campa Cola, seized of the Supreme Court declaration that if no fresh proposal was offered to them by the BMC, the demolition would resume after May 31, 2014. It is difficult to imagine how the BMC is going to demolish flats on the upper floors of the buildings, some of them rising to 17 floors, when they do not have any kind of expertise. And who is to actually demolish them so that the flats on the lower floors remain unscathed? We understand that the BMC’s idea of demolition is to punch holes in the walls and make the premises unlivable. So it will fall upon the other residents to take on the onerous task of making their society look decent again. And in all this, one question raises its head again and again. What is the BMC going to do about its own corrupt officials, who allow the construction of huge buildings, knowing all the time that these are illegal?

Hidden lives

Tendulkar – the actor

Dubai, the city that is absolutely serious about tourism. At night it presents a perfect picture of dazzling wealth amid the mystery of the desert.

Razzle dazzle

In 2011, Mumbai and Maharashtra received the highest number of foreign tourists in the country, around 4.8 million. Perhaps last year it was a little higher. In contrast, little Dubai has welcomed over 7.9 million visitors in the first nine months of 2013, a 9.8 per cent increase over the corresponding period for the year before. Revenues for hoteliers and hotel apartment operators up over 17 per cent and this is all part of its tourism vision programme for 2020. The cynical and the jaded might say that Dubai

merits a single visit of one week and in that time you can pretty much see this tiny Emirate. But that is the cynics’ view. We have visited several times, admittedly mostly on work, but each time there has been more to see, and more important, more to experience. All this without even visiting the Burj – yet. But it is the pictures that Dubai makes that we really like, hence this item and an invitation to look at the city by night, blazing with light and floating on its own visions, still a miracle fairy tale that might yet prove a mirage, vanishing one day in a massive desert storm. For now, enjoy the view.

04 THANKSGIVING Thank you St. Jude for all the favours received. Rock C-23286 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the helpless pray for us. Say this prayer for nine times nine days. Your prayer will be answered by the eighth day. Publication must be promised. C-23446 Novena prayer to St. Jude. O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Mary’s and Glory be. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. (Publication must be promised). C-23447 Thank you Jesus Mother Mary Holy Spirit St. Jude St. Anthony for all the favours granted and your blessing on us. P.B.A. D.B.A. C-23448 Thank you St. Jude for all the favours granted. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless pray for us. from Glenda C-23449


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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all that Mrs. Jyotsnaben Suryakant Patel is a member of Hill Niketan Co-operative Housing Society Limited ( hereinafter referred to as the said Society ) and holds of 5 shares of Rs. 50/- each bearing distinctive numbers 6 to 10 (both inclusive) vide share Certificate No. 2 transferred to her name on 3 March 1981 and issued by the said Society with respect to Flat No. 1, admeasuring 830 sq. ft. of built up area on the first floor, in “Hill Niketan Co-operative Housing society�, situated at Mount Mary Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai-400 050. It is reported that the Original Share Certificate has been lost. A request has been made to the society to issue a duplicate share certificate. Any person having any objection to the issue of duplicate share certificate may write to the secretary of the society intimating his objection for the issue of duplicate share certificate within 10 days. Dated this 21st day of November, 2013. Place: Mumbai Sd/Secretary Hill Niketan Co-op. Hsg. Soc. Ltd., Mount Mary Road, Bandra (West) Mumbai- 400 050

CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Mohammed Dawood to Mohammad Dawood Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23450 I have changed my (old) name Vijaya Suresh Ambre to Purva Prashant More (new name) as per Affidavit No. 996 dated 16th November, 2013. C-23451 I have change my name from Jalani Devesh Trilok to Jhalani Devesh Trilok as per deed poll Affidavit AZ 057642 dated 4 / 10 / 2013. C-23452 I Akshay Ashwin Bhandarkar have changed my name to Akshay Kshama Prabhu vide Govt. Gazette (U- 31817) dt.29. 8.2013 – 4.9.2013. C-23453 I have changed my name from Nawin Kumar Mishra to Navin Ganesh Mishra as per Gazette No. (U-43865). C-23454 I have changed my name from Pinukini Kaushul Mehta to Pinakini Kaushal Mehta as per Affidavit dated 13.10.2013. C-23455 I have changed my name from Kaushul Mehta to Kaushal Mehta as per Affidavit dated 13.10.2013. C-23456 I have changed my name from Munawar Istiyak Khan, to ‘Munawar Istiyak Sheikh’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 41926) Dated: 09/02/2012. C-23457 I have changed my name from Meena Jitendra Thakker, to ‘Meenaxi Jitendra Thakker’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-20578) Dated: 18/07/2013. C-23458 I have changed my name from Neha Kumari, to ‘Neha Sharma’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 40575) Dated: 10/10/2013. C-23459 I have changed my name from Tasheer Azad Dhrolia, to ‘Tashir Azad Dhrolia’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 45769) Dated: 07/11/2013. C-23460 I have changed my name from Birmaram Durgaram Bidiyasar, to ‘Aditya Durgaram Choudhary’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 44025) Dated: 31/10/2013. C-23461

I have changed my name from Muneera Begum Asgar Bodan, to ‘Munira Asgar Budhan’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/11/2013. C-23462

I have changed my name from Roshani to Roshni Bhaskar Puthran as per Affidavit dated 20th November, 2013. C-23478

I have changed my name from Mr Divyesh Ratilal Shah, to ‘Mr Divesh Ratilal Shah’ as per Affidavit Dated: 13/11/2013. C-23463

I have changed my name from Jayantilal Ramji Dodia to Jayantibhai Ramji Dodia as per Affidavit dated 14st November, 2013. C-23479

I have changed my name from Rakshit Kumar, to ‘Rakshit Ashwin Jain’ as per Affidavit Dated: 16/11/2013. C-23464 I have changed my name from Venkatesu Konanki to Venkatesh Venkata Ramanappa Konanki, as per the Affidavit. C-23465 I have changed my name from Venkatesh Venkatraman Konanki to Venkatesh Venkata Ramanappa Konanki, as per the Affidavit. C-23466 I have changed my name from Shiromani Venkatesh Konanki to Siromani Venkatesh Konanki, as per the Affidavit. C-23467 I have changed my name from Venkateshu Konanki to Venkatesh Venkata Ramanappa Konanki, as per the Affidavit. C-23468 I have changed my name from Venkatesh Raman Konanki to Venkatesh Venkata Ramanappa Konanki, as per the Affidavit. C-23469 I have changed my name from Munaf Shaukat Mulla to Sajjad Shaukatali Mulla as per Affidavit dated 19/11/2013. C-23470 I have changed my name from Aliya Mohd Salim Sayed to Aaliya Mohd Saleem Sayyed as per Affidavit dated 22/10/2013. C-23471 I have changed my name from Mohammed Asim Valiullah to Mohammed Asim Valiullah Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23472 I have changed my name from Adam Mohammed Farooque to Adam Farooq as per Affidavit. C-23473 I have changed my name from Adam Anis Sultana to Adam Anis as per Affidavit. C-23474 I have changed my name from Nishant Sharma to Nishant Parashar as per Affidavit dated 27/09/2013. C-23475 I have changed my name from Vaishali Ashish Shah to Vaishali Nalinkant Jhaveri as per Affidavit dated 21st October, 2013. C-23476 I have changed my name from Babita Shridhar Ajgaonkar to Sharwari Santosh Palkar as per Affidavit dated 20th November, 2013. C-23477

I have changed my name from Nikitaben Pramodchandra Shah to Nikita Abhay Shah as per Affidavit dated 19th November, 2013. C-23480 I have changed my name from Rubinaben Amirali Lakhani to Rubina Amzad Daredia as per Affidavit dated 20th November, 2013. C-23481 I have changed my name from Amrali Rupjibhai Lakhani to Amirali Rupjibhai Lakhani as per Affidavit dated 20th November, 2013. C-23482 I Jayashree Gopal Gayakwad have changed my name to Rajashree Premanand Shelar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 16/11/13. C-23483 I Natwarlal Nanubhai Parmar have changed my name to Natubhai Nanubhai Parmar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 17/11/13. C-23484 I Kalpanaben Bhupendrabhai Patel alias Kalpanabahen Manubhai Patel have changed my name to Kalpana Bhupendra Patel as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 12/11/13. C-23485 I Kanchan Shantaram Kandalgaonkar have changed my name to Vishakha Chandrakant Sangameshwarkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 12/11/13. C-23486 I Siddika Mohammadnasir Saiyed have changed my name to Siddika Mohammed Ashfaque Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23487 I Mohammadnasir Saiyed & Shaikh Mohd. Ashfaq have changed my name to Shaikh Mohammed Ashfaque as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23488 I Ameer Ahmad Mohmmadnasir Saiyed & Shaikh Mohammed Khalid Mohd. Ashfaq have changed my name to Mohammed Khalid Mohammed Ashfaque Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23489 I Sahikh Nadeem Naeem have changed my name to Shaikh Mohd. Nadeem Naeem as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23490 I Vidhya Mogarkar have changed my name to Vidya Mestry as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23491

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Opposition hopeful about tabling of Adarsh Commission Report

By Prashant Hamine

of Vidarbha suffering from problems like excessive rainfall and hailstorms. Senior Sena member Subhash Desai stated that the government intends to table the antisuperstition bill during the session. He however added that still there were some short-comings in the proposed legislation which needed to be resolved by the government. MNS group leader Bala Nandgaonkar reiterated his demand for installing a portrait of the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray inside the legislature hall. He further demanded that the government install a bust of the late Sena chief in the Vidhan Bhavan complex. He added that by holding just a two week winter session at Nagpur, the government cannot hope to solve all the problems of the Vidarbha region.


he BJP-Shiv Sena led opposition is keeping its fingers crossed on the government’s assurance on tabling the Adarsh Commission report in the ensuing winter session of the state legislature scheduled to begin from December 9 at Nagpur. Speaking to newspersons here yesterday, leader of opposition in legislative council Vinod Tawde disclosed that at the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting held yesterday, the government assured the opposition that the Adarsh report will be tabled as per the rules of the legislature. Speaking to newspersons, BJPs Girish Bapat demanded that the government should hold a four week winter session at Nagpur to administer justice to the residents


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Women’s Commission should upload status of cases handled by it online By Prashant Hamine


he National and State Women’s Commission should upload status of cases handled by it on its website, demanded state BJP vice-president Dr Medha Somaiya. Speaking to newspersons here yesterday she demanded that the womens commission should give details of the cases lodged with it, their status and details of funds utilisation by it. She slammed the state government for failing to nominate chairperson for the state womens commission, a post which has been lying vacant since 2009. She demanded that the womens commission should take up the problems of harassment, cases of atrocities, equal pay and other issues faced by women in unorganised sector. Somaiya stated that there is no proper coordination between the working of the national and state womens commission. She called upon both the womens commission to give adequate publicity to women oriented welfare schemes, rehabilitation schemes and funds. Somaiya urged Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar to immediately grant his department approval to the state government’s Manodhairya scheme that provides financial and legal help and rehabilitation measures to women affected by atrocities. The state BJP’s womens’ wing is to hold a one-day seminar at its Mumbai party office in Dadar on various problems faced by women on November 21.

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06 CHANGE OF NAME I Trupti Sushilkumar Joshi have changed my name to Shravani Salil Sapre as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23492 I Smita Gajanan Naram have changed my name to Neha Nitin Ghadashi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23493 I Meena Manik Shep have changed my name to Mangalabai Ramraj Gholve as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23494 I Levin Seth Ferreo have changed my name to Levin Seth Ferrao as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 23/10/13. C-23495 I Mr. Sohanlal Choudhari have changed my name to Mr. Sohanlal Choudhary as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 11/11/13. C-23496 I Mrs. Seeta Sohanlal Choudhari have changed my name to Mrs. Seeta Sohanlal Choudhary as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 11/11/13. C-23497 I Mr. Manoj Sohanlal Choudhari have changed my name to Mr. Manoj Sohanlal Choudhary as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 11/11/13. C-23498

CLASSIFIEDS I Renukaben Gopaldas Rijhsinghani have changed my name to Renuka Ahuja as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23508 I have change my name from Ajit to Ajit Cheriyath as per Court Affidavit dated: 16/11/2013. C-23509 I have change my name from Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Mohammed Zuber Merchant to Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Mohammed Zuber Chunawala as per Court Affidavit dated: 15/11/2013. C-23510 I have change my name from Mrs.Foziya Mohd Zuber Merchant to Mrs. Foziya Mohd Zuber Chunawala. as per Court Affidavit dated: 15/11/2013. C-23511 I have change my name from Mr. Mohammad Zuber Mohd Umar Merchant to Mr. Mohammad Zuber Mohd Umar Chunawala as per Court Affidavit dated: 15/11/2013. C-23512 I have change my name from Ms.Safa Mohd Zuber Merchant to Ms.Safa Mohd Zuber Chunawala as per Court Affidavit dated:15/11/2013. C-23513 I have changed my name from Abdul Majid Quaishi to Abdul Majeed Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-23514

I Mohnish Dattaram Akhade have changed my name to Mohanish Dattaram Akhade as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/11/13. C-23499

I have changed my name from Talib Abdul Kader to Talib Abdul Kadar as per Affidavit. C-23515

I Juliet Bernardine D’souza have changed my name to Juliet Morris Deniz as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23500

I have changed my name from Truptibahen Kamleshkumar Patel to Trupti Kamlesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-23516

I Jayeshkumar Mafatlal Shah have changed my name to Jayesh Mafatlal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23501 I Sailesh Champaklal Shah have changed my name to Shailesh Champaklal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23502 I Aruna Shashikant Kajarolkar have changed my name to Shubhangi Datta Dabhilkar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23503 I Rani Prabhakar Sawant have changed my name to Namita Pravin Nersekar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23504 I Ashokkumar Himatlal Mehta have changed my name to Ashok Himatlal Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23505

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I have changed my name from Kamlesh Kumar D.Patel to Kamlesh Dashrathbhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-23517 I have changed my name from Tulsabai Vasudeo Lad to Tulsi Vasudeo Lad as per Affidavit. C-23518

I have changed my name from Haidar Ali Yar Mohammad Mansoori to Haidar Ali Yar Mohammad Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23524

I have changed my name from Mhasker Hasan Khan Dayimkhan to Hasan Khan Dayimkhan Mhaiskar as per Affidavit. C-23541

I have changed my name from Joshi Yatin Girish to Joshi Yatinkumar Girish as per Affidavit. C-23525

I have changed my name from Kirankumar Jinabhai Gilitwala to Kiran Jinabhai Gilitwala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23542

I have changed my name from Prakash Albert Fernandes to Jaiprakash Albert Fernandes as per Gazette No. U-28521. C-23526

I have changed my name from Seema Devi to Seema Singh as per Affidavit. C-23543

I have changed my name from Jarinabano Hussain to J Zarina Hussain as per Affidavit. C-23527 I have changed my name from Mrs.Rubbina Sabir Shaikh to Mrs.Rubina Sabir Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23528 I have changed my name from Minashi Avinash Yadav to Minaxi Avinash Yadav as per Affidavit. C-23529 I have changed my name from Mr.Vakas Mohd Arif Manasiya to Mr.Wakas Arif Manasiya as per Affidavit. C-23530 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammed Khaja Hussain to Mr. Mohamed Khaja Habibuddin Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-23531

I have changed my name from Pihu P.Ramteke to Cullinan P.Ramteke as per Affidavit. C-23544 I have changed my name from Darji Nilesh Anil Bhai to Darji Nilesh Anil Kumar as per Affidavit. C-23545 I have changed my name from Mohamed Shehzaad Rashid Kazi to Mohammed Shehzad Rashid Kazi as per Affidavit. C-23546 I have changed my name from Sandhya Shivaji Shinde to Sara Sarfaraz Munshi as per Affidavit. C-23547 I have changed my name from Shahnaz Khatoon Ramzan Khan to Shahnaz Nehal Khan as per Affidavit. C-23548

I have changed my name from Mrs. Naziya Sajid Baig Mirza to Mrs. Naziya Bano Sajid Baig Mirza as per Affidavit. C-23532

I have changed my name from Usha Alias Vaishali Lipinkumar Mithani to Vaishali Lipinchandra Mithani as per Affidavit. C-23549

I have changed my name from Dipakbhai Ratilal Shah to Deepak Ratilal Shah as per Affidavit. C-23533

I have changed my name from Lipinkumar Mithani to Lipinchandra Jamnadas Mithani as per Affidavit. C-23550

I have changed my name from Jastin Lowrence Dias to Justin Lawrence Dias as per Affidavit. C-23534

I have changed my name from Parvin Khaja Hussain Shaikh to Parvin Bano Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23551

I have change my name from Mr.Mohd Tamanna Mohd Ulfat to Mr.Mohammed Tamanna Mohammed Ulfat Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit 20/11/2013. C-23535

I have changed my name from Tulshiram Undarya Shinge to Tulshidas Undarya Shinge as per Affidavit. C-23519

I have change my name from Mr. Mohammed Hashim Hamim Shaikh to Mr. Hashim Hamim Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit dated 20/11/2013. C-23536

I have changed my name from Pritam Dilip Joshi to Pooja Aniket Pathak as per Affidavit. C-23520

I have changed my name from Amtullah Khuzema Haidri to Amatulla Khuzema Haidri as per Affidavit Dt. 20-11-2013. C-23537

I have changed my name from Rafiyoddin Shahabuddin Shaikh to Mohammed Rafique Shahabuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23521


I have changed my name from Mohammed Afzal Esmail Noor Mohammed to Mohammed Afzal Liya as per Affidavit Dt. 19-11-2013. C-23538

I Nishar Dhirajlal Kunwarji have changed my name to Nishar Dhiraj Kunwarji as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23506

I have changed my name from Nikeshkumar Chhaganla to Nikesh Chhaganlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-23522

I have changed my name from Akshay Kumar (Dixit) to Akshay Nandkumar Sharma as per Affidavit. C-23539

I Krutika Dipak Rasal have changed my name to Krutika Deepak Rasal as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23507

I, Nikesh Chhaganlal Jain have changed our child name from Jainam Kumar to Jainam Nikesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-23523

I have changed my name from Shrikrishna Rajkumar Ram to Krishna Rajkumar Ram as per Affidavit. C-23540

I have changed my name from Veena Subhash Manghnani to Sonali Subhash Manghnani as per Affidavit. C-23552 I have changed my name from Naved Gulam Mohiddin Badse to Naved Gulam Mohiddin Bashey as per Affidavit. C-23553 I have changed my name from Sabika Fatema Shaikh to Sabika Fatima Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23554 I have changed my name from Mr. Vivekchand Gurudasram Duvedi to Mr. Vivekchand Gurudasram Sharma as per Affidavit. C-23555 I have changed my name from Khwaja Hussain Abdul Rehman to Khwaja Hussain Abdul Rehman Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23556 We Karikottu Mammen Philip & Karikottu Siby Philip have changed our daughter’s name from Bernice Philip to Bernice Ann Philip as per Affidavit. C-23557

I have changed my name from Shibi Philip Karikottu to Siby Philip Karikottu as per Affidavit. C-23558 I have changed my name from Timirkumar Mahendrabhai Shah to Timir Mahendrabhai Shah as per Affidavit dated 20/11/2013. C-23559 I have changed my name from Payalben Timirkumar Shah to Payal Timir Shah as per Affidavit dated 20/11/2013. C-23560 I have changed my name from Arpi Vaibhav Parikh to Arpee Vaibhav Parikh as per Affidavit dated 20/11/2013. C-23561 I have changed my name from Ankitkumar Navinchandra Parikh to Ankit Navinchandra Parikh as per Affidavit dated 20/11/2013. C-23562 I, Ankit Navinchandra Parikh have changed my son’s name from Veer Ankitkumar Parikh to Jinang Ankit Parikh as per Affidavit dated 20/11/2013. C-23563 I have changed my name from Moshamee Tukaram Sawant to Mousami Anil Warang as per Affidavit. C-23564 I have changed my name from Mr. Imran Abdul Rashid to Mr. Imran Abdul Rashid Loon as per Affidavit. C-23565 I have change my name from Gudekar Faridabee Abdul Gaffar to Gudekar Farida Abdul Gaffar as per Affidavit. C-23566 I have change my name from Rehana Usman Saleh to Riyana Noormohmed Saleh as per Affidavit. C-23567 I have change my name from Quadri Javed Sayyed Ahmed to Momin Javed Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-23568 I have changed my name from Mohd Zuber Ahmad Shaikh to Juber Ahmed Siddiqui as per Affidavit. C-23569 I have changed my name from Pramod Kumar Lalchand Gupta to Pramod Lalchand Gupta as per Affidavit. C-23570 I have changed my name from Barambai Bashir to Vevariya Bashir as per Affidavit. C-23571 I have changed my name from Aftab Bashir Barambai to Aftab Bashir Vevariya as per Affidavit. C-23572 I have changed my name from Shraddha Vijay Chaugule to Aaliya Hysham Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23573 I have changed my name from Krishi Vishal Mehta to Vidhi Vishal Mehta as per Affidavit. C-23574

I have changed my name from Rupa Shetty to Roopa Bhujanga Shetty as per Affidavit. C-23575 I have changed my name from Radha Mitul Doshi to Aradhana Mitul Doshi as per Affidavit. C-23576 I have changed my name from Khushbu Kumari Navratan Jain to Khushbu Navratanmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-23577 I have changed my name from Navratan Jain to Navratanmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-23578 I have changed my name from Mohammed Shabaz Dawood Khan to Shabaz Dawood Khan as per Affidavit. C-23579 I have changed my name from Shaikh Naimuddin Sahab to Shaikh Naeemuddin as per Affidavit. C-23580 I have changed my name from Saira Bano Abdul Gani to Rabia Abdul Gani as per Affidavit. C-23581 I have changed my name from Shaikh Pirmohammad/ Shaikh Pirmohmad Peer Mohammad Chand Shaikh to Shaikh Peermohammad Chand as per Affidavit. C-23582 I have changed my name from Shaikh Amazad Pirmohmad/ Amjadpeer Mohd Shaikh/ Amjad Pirmohammad Shaikh to Shaikh Amjad Peermohammad as per Affidavit. C-23583 I have changed my name from Kalavati Ramesh Panchal to Kalavatiben Ramesh Panchal as per Affidavit. C-23584 I have changed name from Munni Shaikh to Gousiya Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23585 I have changed my name from Waseel Ahmed Gulam Sabir to Waseel Ahmed Gulam Sabir Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23586 I have changed my name from Krishnakumar Chhotelal Jaiswal to Krishna Chhotelal Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-23587 I have changed my name from Sumandevi Dineshchandra Gupat to Suman Krishna Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-23588 I have changed my name from Ravish A. Rashid Mulla to Ravish Rashid Mulla as per Affidavit. C-23589 I have changed my name from Javerben Ramanlal to Javerben Ramanlal Shah as per Affidavit. C-23590 I have changed my name from Mahesh Madhavji Thakker to Mahesh Madhavji Thakkar as per Affidavit. C-23591

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08 CITY Rs. 73,000 crore power scam and recovery of the same by increased bills from consumers while blaming the losses on agricultural pump sets and pocketing government subsidy grants. The BJP leader stated that he had accepted the challenge thrown at him by Pawar during the last monsoon session, in which the latter had asked him to show proof which he would have examined by a senior bureaucrat. Tawde disclosed that the government had spent Rs. 30,864 crore on overhauling and augmenting the infrastructure of old power


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plants in the state in the last eight years. Besides this Rs. 20,963 crore was spent on constructing new power units. However, the power generated has fallen short by 2,750 MWs. Tawde claimed that a scam of Rs. 4,867 crore has been detected in the import of coal. He said that the state power utilities refuse to take coal from state owned western coal fields limited on the grounds that it was of inferior quality, and instead approved the purchase of coal from private parties. The opposition leader pointed out that even the central power appellate authority APTEL had held Mahagenco guilty of purchasing poor quality coal. Tawde further disclosed that in order to increase power generation from inferior quality coal, the power utility resorted to buying Rs. 3,286 crore worth of furnace oil.

PUBLIC NOTICE My clients are negotiating purchase of Shop No. A-4 on the ground floor in New Sunder Park Co-operative Housing Society Limited, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai-400 053 alongwith relevant paid up share capital from its present owners, (i) Mr. Shamshul Ala Khan and (ii) Mrs. Gazala S. Khan for valuable monetary consideration. Persons having claims or objections of any nature in my clients acquiring the said shop and the five shares by way of heirship, succession, inheritance, sale, gift, exchange, mortgage, lien, encumbrance, maintenance, trust, possession, tenancy and/or claims of whatsoever nature against or on the said Shop No. A-4 and the fully paid up shares of Rs. 50/- each represented by Share Certificate No. 4 should intimate such objections/ claims to the undersigned alongwith copies of supporting documents therefore within 10 days from the date of publication of this notice; as otherwise my clients will proceed with the said transaction and all subsequent claims, if any, of the persons who are entitled to such claims shall be deemed to have been waived and/or abandoned. Mumbai, dated this 18th day of November, 2013. Clement Lobo, Advocate, High Court, 21/272, Ramkrishna Nagar, Behind Khar (W) Police Station, S.V. Road, Khar (West), Mumbai-400 052.


DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. Legal Heirs of Late MR.Chandrabhan Bhuramal Sharma, Mrs.Vanaja H Singh, M/S. Raja Builders, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- Tirandaz Village, Powai, Mumbai 76. Survey No. City Survey No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 34 81/9 58 438.6 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai

A fire broke out in Daruwala Compound at Malad (West) in the early hours of Wednesday morning. There has been property damage, but no casualities were reported.


Notice is hereby given that share Certificate No 86 for 05 Equity Shares of Rs 50 each bearing distinctive numbers from 476 to 480 issued in the name of MR. MOHAMMED ISUFI VOHORA AND ROHINA YUSUF PETLADI, Vaishali “B” Apartments, A Co Operative Housing Society Ltd., Flats No - 902, 9th Floor, B Wing, Opp Mazagoan, Mumbai Telephone Exchange, Seth Moti Shah Lane, Love Lane, Mazagoan, Mumbai 400010, has been lost and that an application for the issue of the duplicate share certificate in respect thereof has been made to the society to whom any objection should be made within 15 days from the date of this announcement, The public are cautioned against dealing in any way with this share certificate for VASHALI “B” APARTMENTS A CHS LTD. Sd/Hon. Secretary Vaishali “B” Apartments A CHS LTD. Opp. Mazagoan Telephone Exchange, Seth Moti Shah Lane, Mazagoan, Mumbai - 400010. Place : Mumbai Date : 21/11/2013

Corporator’s driver held for sodomising minor By Suresh Golani


leuths of the Valiv police have arrested a 21-yearold man on charges of sodomising a 9-year-old boy at his residence in Gokhvire village,Vasai (East). According to the police the accused who has been identified as Anil Kumar Pandey (21), works as

a driver for a local corporator. He was caught red handed by the victim’s mother while he indulged in unnatural sexual acts with the child. "The accused has been arrested and booked under sections 377(unnatural sex), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC," confirmed Senior Police Inspector Rajendra

Mohite. Investigations revealed that Pandey, who had sexually assaulted the child on several occasions, had threatened to kill him if he revealed anything to his parents. The accused has been remanded to police custody till Friday by the Session's Court Vasai.

Govt unlocks 7,844 taxi licenses Priority will be given to Phone Fleet taxis and taxis driven by women By Prashant Hamine


he state cabinet yesterday decided to defreeze the 7,844 taxi licenses in

PARICHAY CO-OP HSG SOC LTD. Bhandup (East) Dist Mumbai

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. M/S.Meghvarsha Construction, Smt.Indumati Bhakar Kamat & Shri.Bhaskar Kamat, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- Datar Colony, Bandup (East), Mumbai-400042. Survey No. City Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 25 706 — 444.0 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai

Mumbai. These taxi licenses will be given to Phone Fleet taxis through tender process and out of these, 100 licenses will be kept reserved for women taxi drivers. Taking the decision, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan approved massive reduction in the minimum auction price for the licenses. The license price for women taxi drivers has been fixed at Rs.1.50 lakh while the license price for others has been fixed at Rs.3 lakh. The state government has argued that it has taken the decision with a view to augment the taxi services keeping in mind that Mumbai is an international city. The cancelled taxi licenses in Mumbai are 19,687 out of which the government had allocated 4,000 licenses to

SMS Taxi Cab company in 2010 through auction process. At present there are 15,687 taxi licenses out of which 50 per cent, that is 7,844 licenses will be redistributed to regular yellowblack taxis. While distributing these licenses each of the tender applicants can bid for minimum of 100 and maximum of 2,500 licenses. On January 20, 2010 the state government had decided to give 4,000 licenses to Phone Fleet taxis. After which on August 14 this year the government through notification had invited objections and suggestions. Commensurate with that the final guidelines are being framed, states a government press release issued here yesterday.

Dubai-based woman files complaint against Big Boss participant

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Alleges him of accepting over `10 lakh from her and later refusing to return the sum

By Zuber Ansari


Dubai national has filed a cheating complaint via her advocate to the Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone IX against a Big Boss Season Seven participant after she watched him on TV. The victim alleged that actor and participant of Big Boss-7 Eijaz Khan had taken more than Rs. 10 lakh from her to invest in a film around two years ago which he hasn’t returned. The complainant, Sana Khalid, was introduced to Eijaz through a

common friend in 2011, and the two were in touch via social networking sites and consequently shared some personal information with each other. Sana, who stayed in Dubai, was associated with Etihad Airways. In July 2011, Eijaj informed her that he was going to Bangkok for some personal work, and was joined by Sana. Later, Eijaz asked Sana for Rs. 10.38 lakh stating that his mother was not keeping well and that he needed the amount to admit her to the hospital.

According to Sana, Eijaz began ig- me”, Sana added in her complaint. DCP Zone IX office confirmed noring her messages and calls once he had taken the money. When I that they had received the comasked him to repay my money in plaint. Eijaz’s mother said that she didn’t 2011, he assured me that he would do so in January 2012. “I was know about the transaction. “If Eijaz shocked when he did not receive my had borrowed money he would calls after February 2012”, she said. have told me or his wife. I don’t “I was surprised when I saw him know Sana Khalid”. Sana’s advocate Arvind Singh said in Big Boss, and thus filed a complaint against him via my advocate that he has a transaction receipt. If and a copy of it will also go to the an FIR is not registered soon, we will Big Boss management. When I gave move to the court and will demand him money, his mother also blessed that Eijaz be booked under section me, but now she is not recognising 420”. Eijaz Khan, participant of Big Boss-7

Too many twists Bandra heist masterminds held to suicide story

Courier car driver and brother masterminded the `6 crore Bandra heist

Kandivli police still digging into details of the minors By Zuber Ansari

By Zuber Ansari



n almost a week, the Bandra police have arrested six accused including the driver of the courier car and a Police Sub Inspector (PSI) attached to the Marol Police training camp, in connection with the sensational Rs. 6 crore heist which took place in Bandra. The Bandra Police were shocked when they realised that the driver of the courier car – Khushbuddin Mustafa Shaikh (26) – who accompanied his colleagues to the police station to file an FIR after the robbery, masterminded the plan along

“Six accused have been arrested till now, while three others will be arrested soon. The jewellery has not been recovered yet” -- PI Rajendra Kane, Bandra Police Stn. with his elder brother – Naseem Mustafa Shaikh (27) – a taxi driver. According to the police, the duo came up with the plan almost two months ago and recruited nine people, including two police officers, to make the heist a success. On the day of the incident, all eleven accused played vital roles and took possession of different vehicles to ensure that the robbery was successful. After committing the crime, all eleven abandoned

the police. Close relatives of the girl however he probe into the suicide of the said that the girl’s father had told 14-year-old girl has now shifted the girl also to stay away from the to the social networking websites of boy but the two had an affair and the girl and the 15-year-old boy who the girl too was adamant that she was arrested on Wednesday after will not stop meeting him. Girl’s fathe girl’s father alleged that the boy ther had approached the Kandivli police station 15 days ago and he used to stalk and harass her. The police officers on Wednesday asked for the police to help him and said that when they checked online explain to his daughter but they did to go through her social networking not do anything. The girl’s mother was inconwebsite page but were shocked to find out that the girl did not have solable and had to be given sleeping any profile. However the police are tablets when the girl’s body was still digging into the online world to taken for cremation. “The boy’s father has told us that find out whether the girl had deleted her profile page or had the two were in the same school. The boy had failed a year and was made a page by a different name. The Kandivli police have got the repeating class nine while the girl webpage profile ID of the boy and was in SSC. The girl had written many love are scanning it to find out if the boy had posted any comments to the letters to the boy and also maintained a diary where she had exgirl or was stalking her. According to the police officer, the pressed her love for the boy,” said a girl had been at her house on Tues- police officer from the Kandivli poday along with her mother. The girl’s lice station. The police are now tryfather had left for his factor after ing to verify the girl’s handwriting lunch. At 4.30 pm the girl went to her on the love letters and the dairy. “A few times the girl’s father had room to study. Later at 5 pm when her mother knocked on the door to entered our house and dragged the tell her to go to tuition classes, she girl out. We had asked the man to found it locked. The mother then explain to the girl as we did with our alerted her father who broke open son but the man slapped her and the door to find his only daughter took her away,” said the boy’s father in his statement to the police. hanging from the ceiling fan. “We have arrested the boy under The police officer had on Tuesday registered a case of accidental section 306 of the IPC for abetment death. The girl’s father had told the to suicide and sent him to the Donpolice that a boy had been harass- gri children’s home. We are also ing her. “The boy who studied in my recording the statements of the daughter’s class had been following girl’s friends to find out whether she her and also met her in spite of had a social networking profile many warnings. I had told the boy page,” said Hareshwar Pimple, sento stay away from her but he used to ior police inspector of Kandivli postalk my daughter,” girl’s father told lice station.

Brothers Khushbuddin and Naseem Shaikh being led away by Bandra Police. the courier car near Dharavi, and caught taxis to reach a pre-decided spot in Navi Mumbai where they distributed the gold and jewellery equally. “Six accused have been arrested till now, while three others will be arrested soon. PSI Mahadev Ganpat Dhengle, attached to the Marol Training camp, has been arrested from his official residence at the SRPF Training camp Goregaon (E) while Constable Mayur Dattatray Daangde attached to the Navi Mumbai ACP Control room has been arrested from the ACP’s office. Bhaagaji Sakhram Jhavre (35) who was working as a driver with a retired DCP has been arrested from Colaba, while Abjijeet Kailash Saalunkhe (25) who was a resident of Pimpri in Pune has also been ap-

prehended. However, the two masterminds, Khushbuddin and Naseem Shaikh are absconding. Although the jewellery has not been recovered yet, we know where it is and will bring it back today,” said Rajendra Kane, Police Inspector (PI-Crime), Bandra Police station, “We suspected the courier car driver Khusbuddin Shaikh from the very beginning and ultimately trapped him when he failed to give us satisfactory answers. PSI Dhengle however, is claiming that he was not aware about the gang’s intention and was misled by Naseem Shaikh, who made the gang,” added Kane. All the accused have been produced before the court on Wednesday and have been remanded to Police Custody till November 27.


Modi as bogeyman

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Ponder awhile... “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Manifestos out: All set for battle for Delhi W

HILE Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal made several points and promises in his party’s election manifesto, Delhi’s Congress Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presented the party’s manifesto which talked about progress on all fronts. She said the Congress was laying emphasis on infrastructural development: The party would build doubledecker flyovers in Delhi. And she attacked AAP’s Kejriwal and said he makes points in the manifesto but no solutions. The Congress will never stop making progress. She claimed that the manifesto was based on practical issues. The AAP’s manifesto made several promises to the citizens and gave the assurance that within a short time, many promises would be implemented. A promise which is likely to cause a good impact is the promise to slash the electrical bill of citizens by 50 per cent. The high cost electricity has been causing a great deal of unrest in Delhi. The big, pertinent question is whether Kejriwal will really be able to reduce the cost. Just this one support from APP is likely to get a lot of support to the party. Arvind Kejriwal has other plans for development in Delhi: He wants the city police to be under the state government and that the Centre should have no control over it. This promise is likely to draw a great deal of support to AAP. The manifesto seeks to change the existing system. The manifesto says AAP will get the Janlokpal Bill passed by Parliament. The manifesto also says it will crackdown on several corrupt bodies including the tanker mafia. The manifesto of the AAP is more impressive than that of the Congress. Sheila Dikshit appears to be overconfident and she seems to underestimate AAP’s capacity to win the Delhi elections.



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T is that time of year in Delhi when everyone goes to weddings almost every day. The streets are filled with the sound of Bollywood songs as wedding processions with grooms on white horses went their way to wedding venues in 'farm houses' on the edge of the city. Since I live on the edge of the city I am surrounded by streets that seem dedicated only to band, baja, baraat. All night I hear the sound of celebrations and firecrackers from my bedroom window. I do not mind this much because the sounds add joyousness and festivity to increasingly cold winter nights. And, I myself have been embroiled in recent days in a family wedding that was so traditional that every ceremony took place on a different day and there were many ceremonies. But, this is Delhi and politics is mixed up even with celebration so during these ceremonies I found myself talking more about politics than about the bride and groom. The latest political game in town is a game of numbers. How many seats do you give Congress? How many more seats do you think the BJP will get with Modi? How many seats are you giving a third front?

Another Gowda or Gujral Those who ask the questions immediately give you their own answers. So in an elegant garden full of fairy lights and the sound of Qawwals, where guests gathered after the milni to drink and make merry I was first accosted by a political friend, whose sympathies lie with a third front, who said he was certain that a regional leader would be India's next prime minister. “You see the BJP can at the outset get no more than 160 to 180 seats and the Congress no more than 100 so the Congress is already making plans to support a prime minister from a regional party.” He had barely said this when a Congress sympathiser joined us and gave us his assessment. “The Congress is losing the election,” he said “but the Congress will retain power... be prepared for another Deve Gowda or Gujral.” Incidentally, in Delhi there is more interest in what will happen in the general election than in the results of the state elections in December. The next day at the lunch party held after the Anand Kaarij, the political chitchat continued. I found myself in conversation with a young Lok Sabha MP and I asked him what he

thought the mood was among Congress MPs at the moment and this is what he said. “They are despondent. They know that chances of a UPA-III are dim but what they all seem to be working towards now is ensuring that Modi doesn't become prime minister. They are prepared to go to any lengths to make sure that he doesn't get to Delhi.” I found the observation particularly astute because it is what I have personally observed whenever I have come back to Delhi after a short absence. This time I returned after three weeks and was astounded to find how much more gloom there is in Congress ranks and how much more determination to defeat Modi. It is not the BJP that is seen as a threat, it is Modi himself, and this has intensified be-

his family. No sooner did 'Snoopgate' collapse than fresh charges against Modi were leveled over his decision to share a stage with his party's MLAs from Muzaffarnagar despite them having been arrested for allegedly stirring up violence during the recent riots. And, then came a fusillade from Rahul Gandhi who announced at one of his campaign rallies that the BJP (read Modi) was against the poor and proof of this was the party's alleged opposition to MNREGA on the grounds that “poor people become lazy if you give them free food.” The truth is that BJP governments across the country have embraced MNREGA despite it having done almost nothing to reduce unemployment in rural India. Rahul Gandhi perhaps forgot that the venerable L.K. Advani actually praised this scheme at the United Nations last year without once examining if the thousands of crore rupees poured into it could not have been better spent on creating real jobs in the villages. But, I digress so let us return to the numbers game that is currently being played in Delhi's corridors of power.

Media myth ON THE SPOT

Those who are playing it are mostly people who hardly ever travel outside the civic limits of Delhi so when you tell them, as I do, that I have seen some of Modi's rallies first hand Tavleen Singh and wandered about rural parts of the councause it appears to have become clear to even try and seen the huge response to them they the politically illiterate that he is attracting tell you that they know better. In the words of much larger and more enthusiastic crowds one senior member of the Rajya Sabha, “Have than the Shahzada. you traveled in South India? Have you been This is why no opportunity to denigrate to eastern India? Have you seen that these are Modi is allowed to go waste. After the Cobra- places where Modi's name is not known so post revelations that a young Gujarati woman when you talk about his popularity you need was being stalked by the Gujarat government, to be careful. There is no wave at all it is just a the Congress Party put forward a quartet of media myth.” physically mighty, middle-aged women MPs Well, we shall all know in the next four to express their horror. These ladies who months if there is a Modi wave or not never expressed any horror after ‘Nirbhaya’ but what we know already is that there is was brutally raped behaved as if this mysteri- an anti-Modi wave in the highest bastions ous Gujarati lady, who has never come for- of Lutyens' Delhi. Modi has caused such ward herself, had been violated in every panic that the Congress Party has the possible way. They were helped by Congress- willing support of senior journalists and friendly TV networks who put together spe- bureaucrats in its campaign to keep him cial programmes and chat shows to discuss from becoming prime minister. If you the subject and remained undeterred even ask them why they have decided to throw after the mystery lady's father released a let- their lot in with Congress they give you a stanter saying that he had asked for special secu- dard answer. “If Modi comes to power he will rity for his daughter and that he wanted the destroy India as we know it. Muslims will subject closed now because it was upsetting never accept him.”

‘The joy of walking meditation’ I

F your colleagues think the way you do and organize, then your life can become very, very meaningful, very joyful. Suppose you try to look at the inmate at the prison while sleeping and understand their suffering, their despair and you practice looking deeply to see how these people have come here and spend their time like this. They are making each other suffer. They inflict suffering on each other out of their ignorance, out of their anger and hatred. As an inmate, you are not free to go out to do the things you like. You are locked into prison. You suffer enough and you don't know how to handle your suffering. We inflict suffering on our inmates and you make decision worse. Hell is created by that kind of practice. As a corrections officer sitting there, why don't you use your time to practice looking deeply? Is there anything you can do in order to help these people to suffer less? Is it possible for inmates in a prison to practice so that they can suffer less? So they can help each other in the practice of bringing hope and joy in their life in prison? Of course, the answer is positive. I have visited prisons and spent

nourish your mind and later on, as the corrections officer, you might talk to inmate in prison and share your practice, expressing your loving kindness, your intention to help him to suffer less, build human relationship. This is something that all of us can do. Earlier, I told you about a nun who went to the prison and help the people in the prison practice mindful walking, mindful walking, mindful sitting, embracing their anger and so on. That is a Bodhisattva. As a corrections officer, you can become a Bodhisattva, helping your colleagues to suffer less and helping the transform the administration, of other col- inmates to suffer less and all of them become leagues in administration, and build a friend- the object of your service. Your life has a meaning. You may like to spend 15 minutes ship, a brotherhood, in that. There are many things you can do. Why of sitting meditation, now fully there, fully don't you enjoy 15 minutes of walking medi- present for them, in your walking, in your sittation? Maybe you may begin your seven ting, and you do it for love not only for yourhours by 15 minutes of walking meditation self, but for them also. Your presence here is touching the earth with your feet, touching very important. People need your presence. the fresh air, the stars and to be aware that the Your colleagues need you to be there and the windows of life are there for you and for other inmate in prison need you to be there. — Thich Nhat Hanh people. If you know the joy of walking medi(A Vietnamese Zen monk, poet tation and then you can spend some time just and peacemaker) enjoying walking to nourish your body, to the day with prisoners. I can see the outcome of the visit. Many prisoners have said directly and has written to me that in prison they can practice joy. They can practice transformation and healing. They can help other inmates in prison and their life begin to have a meaning. As a corrections officer, you can do that. You can offer yourself as an agent of transformation and healing for your — for the inmates. You can offer yourself in order to


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Bharat ‘Ratna’ or not? WITH the hysteria being generated around Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement, one can perhaps pardon the general public for getting carried away by the hoopla encouraged by the media. But how does one account for our political leaders playing to the public gallery and attempting to cash in on Tendulkar’s popularity? There is no question that Tendulkar is an extremely gifted cricketer, but that does not qualify him for being considered for the nation’s highest civilian honour. We need to put his achievements in perspective. The Bharat Ratna is conferred on Indian citizens who have a record not only of extraordinary achievement but have rendered exemplary public service. The principal beneficiary of Tendulkar’s prowess has been Tendulkar himself. He has earned hundreds of crores, ironically even more from product endorsements than from his cricketing skills. There is not even the pretence of public service. By all means, shower honours on an extraordinary sportsman, but do not put him in the same category as Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and J.R.D. Tata, to name just two. — Firoze Hirjikaka, Colaba


SINCE this ‘dishing out the Ratna’ time, here are a few suggestions. The BJP is clamouring for Vajpayee. They can deliver the upper-cut to the Congress by adding the name of Narasimha Rao. That will put the Congress and the government and in

Shocking TC incident

While a Bharat Ratna has been declared for Sachin Tendulkar, the BJP has been vying for a Bharat Ratna for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee particular Manmohan Singh in a greater quandary. What about Manekshaw, Verghese Kurien and Dhyan Chand? Most of our netas have become rich only because the way was shown by Dhirubhai Ambani – so why not him? — T.R. Ramaswami, Kandivli


THE Bharat Ratna has of late has become the hottest topic with the BJP demanding one for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM, who could not steer the BJP to a win in 2004. He could do very little during his short tenure; hardly anything apart from the Golden Quadrilateral. His performance was pretty ordinary and the Kargil war was avoidable saving the demographic count reveals that they were then only 89,000 plus. This trend of precarious shrink certainly worries the community top brass today. In fact they are now offering incentives to the families to have a second kid with financially assistance by the Panchayat till they are 18. However, being attached to this community head long for a period of almost more than three decades, I feel that the cause for this alarming population decline is primarily late marriages coupled with a lack of proper shelters despite subsidised accommodation provided by Tatas and other Parsi corporate biggies.

ON November 19 there was a checking at the Western Railways’ Borivali station (west) at 8 am between platform one and seven. All the ticket checkers were in uniform. They were doing their duties honestly, charging persons who didn’t have valid railway tickets or passes and giving them receipts for the fine they collected but there was one exception. I was surprised when one young boy didn’t have a ticket or money to pay the fine, this TC asked the boy for his mobile phone and put it in his own pocket and asked the boy to bring the fine money. I want to ask the concerned author— Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai ity if these ticket checkers are allowed to take mobile phones from people and hold them as guarantee. If this is not the rule then the IT was with some consternation matter must be fully investigated that the official due date for Pakand action must be taken against istan Army chief General Kayani the ticket checker. was anticipated. If all went well and — Yogesh R. Bhavsar, Dahisar as per schedule, the general was supposed to retire in November of the current calendar year. Given the enormous influence PakIN the last Sunday’s annual Sanjan istan’s armed forces wield LETTER OF meet, the Parsi Panchayat chairman on the quotidian busi- THE DAY rightly expressed his concern on the ness of governing the unabated dwindling population of country, an objective observation of this micro minor Indian commu- the process of General Kayani’s nity. Nearly 1300 years ago, Parsis scheduled and hopefully graceful (Zoroastrians) came to India from exit was merited. Vicissitudes in the Iran. Since then they have mostly relationship of the newly elected settled down on the western coast Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and predominantly in Gujarat and the general would not have been Mumbai. From 1941, their popula- surprising, given the propensity of tion of 1,14,000 reduced to 76,000 in the army to act peremptorily or 1991 – in 50 years . In 2004, the last alter the power equation in Pak-

Pakistan’s democracy

Dwindling Parsi population

precious lives of our soldiers. He was obsessed with Hindi and the Hindi belt and Urdu couplets but did not mind having corrupt parties like DMK in his cabinet to stick to the post of PM. He never made efforts to investigate the Bofors scam and punish the guilty and totally forgot about the ‘Common Civil Code’. He was like any other Congress PM. He was also the Chief of the BJP when his deputies took on Babri Masjid and was responsible for the aftermath and the violence thereafter. He is nowhere close to being awarded a Bharat Ratna. The BJP’s claims are far from convincing. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai


SUDDENLY in an election year there are a lot of people suggesting that our former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee should be felicitated with the Bharat Ratna. While Vajpayee was a good orator and a statesman, his stand on secularism was always ambiguous. Let us not forget that when miscreants were planning to demolish the Babri mosque, Vajpayee did precious little to show reason to his straying party men and we all know that peace and integrity of our land was shattered miserably with the communal riots that followed the demolition. Awards such as the Bharat Ratna belong to people who have brought a smile on the face of the average Indian, and have carried our country to new heights.

mestic events have begun offering indication of a faint glow on the horizon of an effort towards democratic stability. If the general’s retirement turns out to be the harbinger for future events, then Pakistani society will march towards freeing itself from dictatorships and a strong stable polity, whose benign effects will percolate across the border for a more peaceful South Asia. — Ranajoy Sen, Kolkata

Power to our Navy THE acquisition of INS Vikramaditya rendered my chaste inflated by a few more inches! Indeed, the glitterati of Admiral Gorshkov while still in the Russian waters prior to commissioning into the Indian waters were awesome! Needless to say, if only I could reduce my age by a few years, I would contemplate joining the Navy to serve the nation for a few more years! It’s simply tempting! How I wish it could likewise tempt our young generation! — P. Chakravorty, Fort

Deadly Headley


a clear majority on the cards. Madhya Pradesh is going by Modi wave and BJP is likely to form its own government with Shivraja Chouhan firm on winning once again. The Congress is on the back foot and almost on the way out at the Centre as well. Under these circumstances, the Congress party now seeks a ban on opinion polls and alleges that they are being manipulated. Opinion differs and hence opinion polls may also differ. But the trend really worries Congress. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

Mulayam’s ‘irrelevant’ demand THE demand made by Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to ban English language in the Parliament is absolutely rubbish, absurd, utter nonsense and politically motivated as he must know that English serves an effective link between the members of the Parliaments from the various linguistic groups. The fact that its origins lie outside the boundaries of India is irrelevant. The grounds on which the language is sought to be

ALL said and done, David Headley caused terror not only with his presence in India but made his presence felt when he left the country as well. He was the kingpin of all the terror operations in India and Taj was his main target. How did our security agencies fail to know about his presence and his illegal activities in India? Our security should be beefed up to destroy any fresh attempt of attack — C.K.S. Maniam, Sion

Opinions differ

banned, could also be used to ban Cricket, films, the internet, electricTHE Congress government at the ity or a whole host of other things Centre is consistently attacked by that have originated outside India Modi and the print media and there and without which life today would is no escape route other than facing be unimaginable. This is just politidefeat in General Elections 2014. cal hypocrisy on part of Mulayam — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra The opinion polls give a clean ver- Singh Yadav. The politicians who dict and the Congress is on their way profess to be anti-English make istan. But that does not seem to be out in states and at the Centre as sure that their sons and daughters the scenario this time. The general’s well. In Delhi, AAP is forging ahead get English education. It is high pronouncements led to ‘Relief after with Kejriwal likely to end Shiela’s time the SP chief must stop this poKayani’s retirement’, as Kuldip rule. This is not the only case; Va- litical gimmick and concentrate on Nayar’s article title (November 19) sundhara Raje is well ahead in Ra- his own party in Uttar Pradesh proclaims. Across India’s sub-conti- jasthan. The same result holds good which has made a mess of the state. nental divide, the propulsion of do- in Chattisgarh, the BJP’s bastion and — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

Congress fears opinion polls AS reported, it is well-known that Congress fears the traditional opinion polls to be conducted just before the elections. It is the work of the print and electronic media to enlighten people and also to get an idea of the polls. It also indicates the freedom of press which should never be muzzled or banned. Thus the question arises as to why rrstirctions should be placed on opinion polls which have been in force for such a long time. It is very simple to know and understand why the Congress party wants them banned. Elections are approaching and thus the aam admi will calculate the performances and achievements of the ruling Congress party. There is not the slightest doubt that the UPA government headed by the Congress party has been a total failure on all fronts and has failed miserably to perform its duties. — S.P. Sharma, Mumbai

The Manmohan Singh government has been under the scanner for various scams and has now gained attention for expressing its disapproval of the opinion polls.   

IT is surprising that the Congress Party is blowing its whistle against the opinion polls at a time when it should have been

supporting it. The number of seats projected to be won by the Congress and the percentage of popularity of its leaders like the present PM and its Vice-President are exponentially high given the reported hard facts of misgovernance, gross inefficiency and above all the unprecedented inflation and alleged scams like 2G, Coal scam, CWG, Adarsh, Helicopter deal and Vadra deal, to name a few. Congress, on the other hand, should consider themselves extremely lucky to hold to those projections, heave a sigh of relief, feel happy and welcome many more series of opinion polls to gain the impression for themselves that there are people to hint that their performance is not as worse as it is made out to be. There is, therefore, no reason for the Congress to rue over the carnival of the opinion polls and keep seeing the positives. — T. Shankar, Mumbai


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A series of articles designed to hand hold SSC students as they revise towards the Boards 2014



 Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasureseekers who’ve all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben’s close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. HBO, 9 p.m.



 The episode narrates the story of Navjot Kaur and her fight back against her in laws. This special episode will be hosted by Sunny Deol who debuts as a host with Life OK’s Savdhaan India, Life Ok, 10.30 p.m.

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 In tonight’s episode we will see that Bani is at the door of Bhullar house leaving Parmeet shocked to see her there. Further, he threatens Bani to leave the house. Now what will happen next? Color s, 10.30 p.m.


 When Sanjay gets to know that Prabha has been instrumental in weaning Shruti away from him, he announces to the family that he would be relocating to the U.S forever. Will Shruti be able to stop Sanjay from going to US by agreeing to marry him? Zee T V, 10.30 p.m .


 Wildlife expert Nigel Marven travels to the Pacific island of Cocos, an atoll near the coast of Costa Rica. With a dive boat, a specialist crew and selection of equipment, including a state-ofthe-art miniature submarine which can go 400 metres down for up to four hours, follow Nigel Marven on Animal Planet’s SHARK ISLAND WITH NIGEL MARVEN as he discovers why there is such a great concentration of sharks in the area - and the results and visual underwater footage will take your breath away. An im al Planet, 9 p.m.


 THE GADGET SHOW on Discovery Science reviews all the latest and future technology to give the viewers an insight into tomorrow’s gadgets today. Follow the Gadget Show team of experts as they test a variety of consumer products in its own unique style, making them entertaining and accessible to the viewer. Discovery Science, 11 p.m.

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 Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. Star Wor ld, 10 p.m.


 Ranvi disappointedly tells the administrator of the school that he will not be able to pay Veera’s fee so they can cancel her admission but gets shocked listing that the fee has already been deposited. Who may have deposited the fee? Star Plus, 10.30 p.m.


 Anand is upset with kittu as she refused to go with anand as she is busy doing household work, kittu is trying to explain herself to him but Anand does not want to understand. On the other hand shraddha is drunk and kunal goes to her to talk and she talks emotional about bobby kunal comes to know that she is drunk. Star Plus, 8 p.m.



 Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones’ service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Star Movies, 9 p.m.




 Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m.


 Jhanga (Ajit) is a cruel, brutal, and heartless dacait, who has terrorized the entire countryside. The police are unable to capture him, as he has several hideouts and nearby villagers are afraid to give out any informaiton, fearing the reprisal of his wrath. A black cloaked horseback rider (Feroz Khan) is looking for Jhanga, to avenge the death of his dad, a judge (Satyen Kappu) who had convicted and sentenced Jhanga, however, whenever he comes close, Jhanga manages to escape. Then five men, all petty criminals, come to claim the reward for handing

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over Jhanga to the police. These five men do not trust the horseback rider, and will not have anything to do with him. While these men waste time who gets to Jhanga first, Jhanga is safe in his hideout, planning more attacks on the hapless community. Will Jhanga ever be apprehended? CVO, 9 p.m.


 Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend’s three kids (who haven’t exactly warmed to their mom’s beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob’s longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Pi x, 9 p.m .


 Born lucky, Karim Moussa takes to exploiting it instead of focusing on studies. Now a wealthy gambler, he decides to recruit about a dozen lucky people to participate in a deadly game of survival. His agent, Lakhaan Tamaang, recruits Ram Mehra whose father killed himself after losing 25 Crores - and is about to lose everything he and his mom own, and may end up being arrested for robbing an ATM machine; Major Jabbar Pratap Singh who needs money for his wife's treatment; a camel jockey, Shortcut, sold by her parents for Rs.15000/-, who wants to make it big in life; a returning player, Ayesha, who had already participated, and is back for more; a psychotic serial killer, Raghav Raghuvaran, who miraculously escaped the death penalty. B4U, 9 p.m.

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 This movie is a prequel to the hit Shootout at Lokhandwala. The film dramatizes the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. A conscientious college student Manohar Surve alias Manya Surve is wrongly accused of murder. Post his jail break, he attempts to take over the Mumbai mafia. Does he succeed? Or does he succumb to the law? Max, 9 p.m.  Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a daughter. Differences surface between the couple, and Janki leaves Jaiprakash and moves back in with her parents. Jaiprakash wants to see his daughter, but is prevented by Durgaprasad, Janki’s dad, so he assumes the guise of a woman, calls himself Laxmi, and starts working as a nanny for his daughter. Fi lmy, 9 p.m.


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hile getting married is stressful for the groom-to-be as well, brides-to-be have a tougher time because they have so many things to see to — from the glow of her skin and hideous surprise acne to finding finery for various occasions and avoiding weight gain. Then there are dark circles, anxiety and mood swings. Plus, she’s moving out of the house that she grew up in. You cannot help a bride remain calm or tell her how to plan her wedding unless you’ve been in her shoes. So, we did just that — asked women in the city who have been there, done that. They tell you how to avoid losing it before D-day arrives and one thing that they wish they had done differently on their wedding day.

Wedding season is here and so are nervous brides-to-be, stressed with the task of planning their perfect wedding. To ease the tension, the Woman’s World team asked married women across the city to share their pearls of wisdom about what brides-to-be should keep in mind while planning for their big day

reception had been ordered. Ordering it a month in advance is how it usually works. However, I was so scared of putting on weight that I hopped onto a strict diet in order to maintain my figure, as my body weight keeps on fluctuating. Everything was going well until my lehenga arrived, two days before the wedding. Turns out, it was extremely loose for me because I had lost six kilos! While the tailor did alter it to make it my size, it still didn’t fit me perfectly on my wedding day. It’s been three years and I still feel disappointed. So, my advice is that you should stay the size you are after you are done giving measurements for your bridal outfit.” One thing I wish I had done differently: Avoided that damned diet!

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Brides-to-be often go on diets in order to keep themselves in shape before the wedding. But, Snigdha Goyal tells us how this backfired for her. She says, “While the period before my wedding and the wedding itself went smoothly, there was one hiccup I still feel frustrated about. All the married women I knew had gone on a diet before their wedding. One month before my wedding, my bridal finery was zeroed in on and even my lehenga for the

Yukta Singh got married last year and she shares a very important pearl of wedding wisdom. “Ensure that when it comes to your wedding preparations, you and your family as well as the groom’s family, are all on the same page. Discuss even the smallest details properly. Otherwise, there’s a good chance that the groom’s family will suddenly point out the things that they are dissatisfied with on the day of the wedding, when you really can’t do anything about it. In my case, they even had a Continued on pg 14 «


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Continued from pg 13 « problem with lily garlands, as they thought roses were classier,” she tells us. One thing I wish I had done differently: Not invited my in-laws to my wedding (now, if only that was possible!).

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>> From knowing the ceremonies to having an efficient mehendi lady, there are a number of tips married women in the city have for brides-to-be

Namita Tewari, who got married at an extremely young age, had her parents take care of all the wedding nitty-gritties. “While I was dealing with the entire idea of getting married and starting my new life, my parents were around to take care of the many little things that go into making a wedding the best day of your life. In hindsight, it was the best gift they gave me. I could truly be part of the celebrations without worrying about things such as the puris being hot and the flowers looking fresh.” One thing I wish I had done differently: Gotten to know all my distant relatives — it’s embarrassing to have people wishing you luck, without you knowing who they are.

HIre peOpLe tO dO It fOr yOu “It is a great idea to have several people helping you out with your wedding preparations. When I got married, my parents, being quite old, were unable to help with most of the arrangements that needed attention. Right up to the last moment, I was caught up with making sure everything was working with clockwork precision and all the arrangements were as they should be. As a result, I was so paranoid and panicky about every thing that I couldn’t enjoy my own wedding,” says Poonam Aditya. One thing I wish I had done differently: I wish I had worn lighter outfits. Also, I should have worn flat shoes and not heels — the subsequent foot aches went on for days after.

researching before the wedding is very crucial. She explains, “Start by imagining what you want your wedding to be like. Make the most of this wonderful tool called Google, which will help you find the best resources to meet your requirements while planning your dream wedding. Read as many blogs as you can and interact with as many recent experience holders; nothing works better than that. Also, do not surrender yourself to temptations, take your time to decide. I’m sure you do not want to end up thinking ‘this is better than what I already have!’ It happened to me with my wedding lehenga. I bought it so early that I kept cribbing about it till D-day.” You can read more about Swati and her bridal woes on her blog titled Thebridewhoknowsnothing. One thing I wish I had done differently: Better research before buying that expensive lehenga.

Keep It easy and sImpLe Amita Mistry feels that the best way to be stress-free in the months leading up to your wedding is to keep it simple. “The best way to go forward is to have reasonable expectations and excellent planning. Include things that make you happy, even if they aren’t traditional. Avoid extravagance and have a small celebration with only your closest people. This way, your wedding will turn out to be a fun party!” she says. One thing I wish I had done differently: We asked the pandit to keep the ceremony short, but it still went on forever! I wish we had done a runthrough to explain how short it should be.

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deveLOp a tHIcK sKIn Yoshita Gupta tells you how you should handle stupid questions thrown at you during your wedding. She says, >> Staying calm through your wedding planning is one of the top tips

“From the time you tell your friends and family about your upcoming wedding, right up to the actual day and even after, my one advice to brides-to-be is be to develop a thick skin and good acting skills — I’m not kidding! We constantly complain about ‘those’ people who ask the silliest questions: have you planned your honeymoon, what about the ‘good news’, are you going to quit your job and more. We can complain as much as we want, but the fact is that these people will keep asking these questions. Rather than getting annoyed, just develop the habit of ignoring it, smiling and answering in the most diplomatic way possible.” One thing I wish I had done differently: Not gotten so annoyed with some of my relatives (laughs).

QuIcK, meHendI wOman! Karuna Sinh, who has been married for a decade, gives brides-to-be a few of quick pointers: “Finish off with all the beauty care treatments before the wedding ceremonies start as this will help save time. Also, make sure the clothes and jewellery are ready beforehand and spend more time with your loved ones.” She also shares with us a funny incident that happened before her wedding. She elaborates, “It was my mehendi ceremony. The lady creating the mehendi design on my hands arrived and everyone circled around me. However, as time passed people in that room started disappearing and I was stuck alone with the mehendi lady (who was excruciatingly slow) for five hours without food or water! No one even came to check on me.” One thing I wish I had done differently: Called a quicker mehendi lady!

Have yOu researcHed enOugH? According to Swati Mehrotra, who got married last February,

Mili Puri got married three years ago and has a couple of things to share for our brides-to-be. “Enjoy each and every moment while planning your wedding — get involved in the small details, don’t throw fits for no reason as you can do without the drama, follow budgets so you can avoid arguing with your parents while shopping, get massages regularly to relax, be silly, spend time with your siblings as this time never comes back, aimlessly walk around the house (you are going miss it later on) and most importantly, have fun and don’t crib.” Also, ironically, tomorrow is Mili’s wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary in advance from the Woman’s World team and every other thankful bride-to-be who’s reading this! One thing I wish I had done differently: I only wish I hadn't cried as much as I did during my bidaai. After all, I was happy to marry the love of my life!

KnOw yOur weddIng ceremOny weLL Sandhya Gorthi has been married for 16 years and tells us that the memories of her wedding are quite hazy. However, prod further and her treasure trove of advice, coming from marital bliss, spills. She says, “Discuss the wedding preparations with your to-be-husband and his family members. Adjust a little and take into consideration your family and his family members’ likes and dislikes as well. Don’t make too many rules, but do make lists and delegate. On D day, don’t try and control everything and let things flow. Stay in the moment and enjoy every bit of it. I’ve known people who have had the most disastrous weddings and now have a happy married life! Some things will go wrong. That’s where family and friends will step in. Allow them to.” One thing I wish I had done differently: I had a part Kerala and part Andhra ceremony. I didn’t know the husband holds the wife’s toe and leads her across seven mounds of rice in the Andhra ceremony. Had I known that, I probably wouldn’t have used a Mickey Mouse band aid on my toe.

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Skincare for winters id you know during winters skin needs more care than any other season- wish your skin a happy winter with proper skin care regime. Cold temperatures bring low humidity and thus dry out the skin and hence it is essential to keep skin hydrated by replenishing the moisture loss during this season. It is common for people not to drink water during winters as they do not feel the need but it is imperative to drink plenty of water because it will help balance the water loss that your skin experiences. Further, drinking lukewarm water helps you from winter shivers and burns unwanted fats. To protect your skin during winters Amway offers some quick home remedies and skincare regimen using Attitude and Artistry- its premium and super premium cosmetics skincare products Skincare is not just one day affair but regime to be followed religiously on a daily and weekly basis. Skin being the largest organ of our body needs special attention & protection as seasons change.


Cleansing, toning & moisturizing(CTM) are critical for basic maintenance of healthy skincareAmway’s Artistry CTM range provides you with two varieties for products depending upon your skin type-For oily & combination skin- Artistry Essential balancing system is effective as it controls oils for more than 8 hours and provides good balance between oil & water for your skin. For Dry & normal skin- Artistry Essential hydrating system helps boost the moisture level of skin and enhances the clarity & smoothness of dry skin, keeping the skin hydrated for 12 hours. Home Tips- After face wash if 3 parts of Glycerin + One part of Lemon juice+ 2 parts of rose water mixed together is applied before sleep it would reduce skin dryness & tanning which would be clearly visible in a week’s time.

Weekly Care Scrub plays important role during winters as your skin experiences more dryness and there are chances of black & white heads appearance which happens due to accumulation of dead cells. Artistry polishing scrub with jo-

Artistry Creamy massageIn order to combat the problem of dryness Artistry Creamy massage fulfills the extra moisture surge of skin. A dry skin needs thick moisture which penetrates in the skin and stays for longer time. This product is enriched with natural butter and oils when applied once or twice a week for 10-15minites addresses the dryness in your skin. Further, application of Artistry Moisture Intense Masque over Artistry creamy massage helps the skin to hold the moisture for longer time and also retains its glow & softness Home tips- Take fresh milk cream add to it grated sugar and gently massage your skin thrice a week. Your skin would achieve a visible smoothness

For Special Skin Care Pigmentation issue is critical as you age, with dry atmosphere, darkening, tanning and even losing your true skin color becomes a major challenge. Artistry’s pure white Essence can be applied post the daily cleansing, toning & moisturizing as it provides that stunning glow and restore discoloration. Use one plunge (1.5ml) of Artistry pure white essence after toning & before moisturizing thrice a week. Home tips- Slice fresh tomatoes and rub gently on your face, keep for two minutes and rinse and then follow it with

moisturizing. However, those having sensitive skins should avoid using this method.

Artistry Skin refinishing Lotion/ Artistry Alpha Hydroxy Serum plus Winter evenings are maximum party evenings; one would want a healthy glow and shine on the skin. Using Artistry Skin refinishing lotion or Artistry Alpha Hyroxy Serum plus gives that perfect smooth & shiny finish to your skin Home tips- Mesh papaya and banana and gently apply on your face. Keep it for 1015mins, massage for two minutes and then rinse. This would not only tighten your skin but also give it that flawless glow.

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joba beads, when used 3-minites twice a week gives smoothness to skin by removing dead cells and thus eliminates those black & white heads resulting a perfect glow.





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Lacy & Racy

getting sexy back For a little oomph at the back, pick up this naughty piece of lingerie from La Senza’s Beyond Sexy range. price `2,590

red, red wine This wine coloured set from Marks & Spencer is a great option for those who want fuller coverage. price `2,799

luxurious bride There’s nothing more luxuriously bridal looking than this bra and panty set from price `2,898

With wedding season upon us, buying beautiful lingerie is on every bride’s list. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Glynda Alves bring you some of the prettiest options available in the market lace up If you want to combine comfort with sexiness, pick up this non-padded lace bra from price `650

true blue We love this ocean blue lace bra from Enamor, available at www.lime price `895

sexy sleeping A combination of nightwear and sexy lingerie makes this pink negligee from a good buy. price `599

stick it on Don’t want to wear a bra? There’s nothing sexier than these heart pasties from price `499

bottoms up Perfect for a bride, we love this purple pair called the Magnificent Cheeky Panty, from La Senza’s price `990

hold it together This sexy bra and suspender panty set is available at Marks & Spencer. price `2,499

kinky honeymooner Want to get a little kinky on your honeymoon? Check out these handcuffs from price `599

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Gul has fantastic assets but her sense of style is a little flat. The grey dress, though figure hugging, is so boring and don’t get us started on those matronly, boxy brown shoes. The little bag tucked under her underarm is also an eyesore. You can do better love.

Sophie has got an amazing team behind her for sure! Compared to when she first came on the scene, her style has improved by leaps and bounds. This dress flatters her curves and we love how the gold work is rich but not loud. Hair and makeup is perfect as usual.



well set Available at, this thong and bra suit is super sexy. price `1,750

1. orange crush If you’re looking for something different, look no further than these burnt orange and brown boots from Shoulder Lab by Aditi Holani. Available at, they’re great if you want to make a fashion statement. price `3,500

a little help This polka dot Caprice push up bra from is perfect to enhance your curves. price `1,798

black beauty Even essentials can be sexy. Buy this slip from Marks & Spencer. price `6,162

« 5 WAYS TO ROCK: ANKLE BOOTS Shirley Mistry gives you five tips that you should keep in mind to look great in ankle boots 1. tuck it in To draw attention to your booties and create a slim leg, pair your boots with skinny jeans that tuck into, or end just above the boots. Pair them with leggings or tights to make your legs look long and slim and to highlight your booties.

2. down to earth Don’t want high heeled boots? Pick up this easy-to-wear, super stylish pair of boots from Metro’s latest collection. We love the knitted fold at the ankle. price `2,890

2. spice it up Pair a floral sun dress with ankle boots to create a fun look. The boots will add an edge to a plain sun dress without making you look out of place. Make sure to wear a dress that ends above your knee to avoid looking stumpy.

3. old school Marks & Spencer have a gorgeous collection of boots. We love the old school, patent leather lace-up boots. In black and chocolate brown, we’d pick up a pair immediately if we were you. price `2,999




Okay, we know the dress is a bit silly with the hot pink and head-totoe velvet, but it’s also incredibly fun! Gaelyn carries it off really well thanks to her bubbly personality and lovely figure. We also like that she’s kept her accessories simple and to a minimum.

This dress looks like it should be sprawled on the living room floor of some tacky millionaire’s mansion. On its own it’s just about passable, but it goes from bad to worse thanks to the hoops and glitter. But, we love those large-enough-tocarry-snacks pockets.

It looks like Christmas has come early for Suman. These jolly colours make the dress stand out. It’s different, feminine but perhaps a tad big for the petite Suman. She should have paired it with subtle shaded shoes, because these are a little too Christmas pantomime.

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3. mix & match It’s is a great idea to mix and match ankle boots to create new looks, but pair the right kind of booties with the right kind of prints. Play it safe by pairing plain block coloured booties with a printed outfit and vice versa. 4. pack a punch Go rock-chic with ankle boots this season. Pair studded booties with black leggings, a leather jacket and smoky eyes for a look that screams rock chic.

4. comFortable luxury Pick up a pair of pure leather boots like this soft brown pair from Carlton London. Available at, we love that they’re soft, comfortable and stylish. price `1,995 5. pretty in blue These navy blue boots from Charles & Keith’s signature collection have a platform under the toe to balances out the imposing heel. price `9,999

>> Miranda Kerr knows how to make her ankle boots stand out

5. keep it simple Invest in a pair of ankle boots that are simple and low cut. Avoid booties that are excessively studded, chunky, fringed or furry. A pair of solid coloured boots with a block heel are the most versatile, especially if you are wearing them for the first time.

« JUST OUT! lakmé clear pores For a deep cleansing experience, try Lakmé’s Clean-up Clear Pore facewash, face scrub and face mask. All three products are enriched with green tea extracts to soothe your skin with salicylic acid to prevent breakouts. The face wash is good. At first you feel like your skin has been cleaned of all impurities, but this effect lasts for four hours before it goes back to being oily. The face scrub works like a charm. Your skin will feel softer and you’ll feel like it’s finally breathing as the scrub removes all the dirt and grime. Also, it doesn’t have a drying effect even if you use it every alternate day and the effects are long lasting. After applying the face mask, my face looked bright, clean and radiant. In all, I think this line of products is a must-buy! rating **** where All beauty and drug stores price Face wash `90, Face scrub `110, Face mask `110 (50g)

dove elixir hair Fall rescue hair oil This almond oil, infused with rose petals, doesn’t have a typical rose fragrance; instead it smells a little citrusy, making it a subtle and refreshing product. Packed attractively, the organic oil can also be used as a serum as it has a very non-greasy feel. The best part about this oil is that you need not keep it on overnight. Apply it 30 minutes before a shower and you’re good to go. It adds a lot of shine and lustre to your hair, although it doesn’t seem nourishing enough. I did not feel a significant change in the quality of my hair and I didn’t use it enough to see whether it actually strengthened my roots and prevented hair fall. For the price, Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil is a good product. rating **** where All beauty and drug stores price `185 for 90g garnier long & strong Garnier is back and promises to be better than ever, with a special new formula. But, did the sweet smelling shampoo deliver as promised? It’s supposed to make your hair stronger and shinier. The fruit extracts make the shampoo smell great and it leaves your hair soft, while the conditioner makes it shine. But, my hair fall problems weren’t solved. My hair was also very oily the day after, so while it looks great for a day, I won’t be using it as a regular shampoo. rating *** where All beauty and drug stores price `125 (shampoo) and `130 (conditioner) for 80ml


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« STUFF WE LIKE GuMMy beAr ChAirs by rolf benz

When it comes to equal pay or maternity leave, do you think your office is woman friendly? Before answering that, Rhea Dhanbhoora suggests you take this quiz to find out whether you can count yourself among the lucky few working women in the city German brand Rolf Brenz has come out with a new range of contemporary chairs called Gummy Bear chairs. These chairs have a clean design and are available in both fabric as well as leather. The simple, single-colour chair ensures that it will blend in with your home or office décor, as long as you choose the right colour. We love the fact that the armrest-less design gives the chair a neat, modern touch and the solid colours of red, orange and yellow make them stand out. Price `48,000 onwards Where Rolf Benz, 55, Doctor E Moses Road

Does your office have a comprehensive and well paid maternity leave policy? a) You get paid for maternity leave? b) We get a little, grudgingly. c) We get great maternity leave benefits. Do men and women have different salary levels? a) Of course, men are paid higher... just like in all offices, right? b) Sometimes they give men higher pay, but they try not to make it obvious. c) They pay people based on their work, not gender.


Are the bathrooms well-equipped for women’s needs? a) We have shared bathrooms with no special facilities for women. b) In the shared bathroom, there are a few extra facilities for women. c) We have separate bathrooms, bins and facilities for women.

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I switched jobs two months ago and have been working with a colleague on an important project. I have noticed that this colleague hogs all the attention during meetings with the client, making me come across as uninvolved and disinterested. I don’t know how to bring this up without offending her. — Alaida shah, Goregaon (W) dear Alaida, The reason for your colleague’s behaviour could be because you are new. Explain that you are well-versed with the project and would like to contribute actively in discussions with a client as well. Before your next meeting, make the effort to discuss which points each of you will tackle with the client. This way, you both get an equal say and come across as a strong team to the client as well. send your questions to before Wednesday

Are you expected to work late and organise your own transport home after hours? a) How we manage to come and go from work is not my company’s responsibility. b) We’re allowed to leave a little earlier if we’d like to, but it affects our career advancement. c) We are given safe transport home if we’re expected to work late.


I have a colleague who is extremely religious and chooses to break into a sermon almost on a daily basis. Although we have a good working relationship, I am not religious, so I don’t appreciate her telling me what my religious goals should be. How do I deal with this? — smriti singh, santacruz (W) dear smriti, The easiest way would be to ignore her. However, let her know that you aren’t religious in casual conversation. If she doesn’t take the hint, have an honest chat and tell her that although you respect her faith, you find being sermoned uncomfortable. Without being rude, make sure your sentiments reach her loud and clear.


ith working mothers and ambitious women being frontrunners in companies, times have changed from when women stayed at home with the children, while men went out to earn the daily bread. But, have offices really progressed that much with the times? Do you still have to feel guilty about taking maternity leave and do you feel embarrassed to ask for the bathroom facilities you need? Do men in your office still get taken more seriously, promoted faster and paid more? Take a look at whether your workplace is woman friendly or not.

Do you have children’s rooms/nursing stations at work? a) No! Why would we? b) We do have a room where we can go, but most of us don’t use it because we want to be taken seriously. c) We have play areas and nursing rooms for working mothers who can’t afford fulltime babysitters. Is your office in a safe location? a) No, it’s quite an unsafe area. b) The entrance is a little questionable, but the office itself is fine. c) It’s a safe, secure building and area. Mostly As Your office is definitely not woman friendly and unfortunately, you seem to have accepted it as part of your working life. There’s no shame in asking for extra benefits and it’s actually better to be safe rather than sorry, especially in a city like Mumbai. Making your own way home late at night and constantly feeling unsafe is not worth it, even for the sake of your career. Children’s rooms are great even for working fathers and bathrooms are just a basic

necessity! Speak up or find some place safer and more woman friendly to work.

you make it clear that you deserve pay based on your skills, not gender.

Mostly bs We don’t think your office is intentionally unfriendly towards women, but it still has some way to go before you can consider yourself lucky to be working there. Don’t be afraid to ask for more, you’re not any less of a worker if you want a little bathroom comfort or want to travel safely after work. And, make sure

Mostly Cs Your office has to be run by a woman, because what you’ve got is too good to be true. This is how offices should be — safe and comfortable for women without being biased towards them. Make sure that you don’t take what you have for granted as all working women in the city aren’t this lucky!


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Menopause Myths Because it’s a hush-hush topic, menopause is seldom discussed openly, which has led to a lot of myths around the problem. Priyanka Singh busts six very prevalent ones for you

Menopausal symptoms disturb sleep, a known cause of weight gain. And, it’s difficult to exercise when you’re exhausted. When most women go through menopause in their early 50s, activity has considerably decreased from their lives and diets have also undergone a lot of change. This also causes weight gain.

mytH #5 menopausal women are more depressed Studies show that most women navigate past menopause without mood swings. Some even report that the years between 45 and 55 are among the best of their lives. The legendary menopausal crankiness is often caused by hot flashes and undiagnosed sleep problems. Other possible culprits are side effects from medication or an undiagnosed thyroid problem. Stress also affects mood. Around midlife, several women are coping with teenage children, elderly parents or competitive jobs. If you get blues for more than two weeks and they interfere with your ability to function at home or at work, consult your doctor to find out what’s wrong.

mytH #6

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the age you get your period determines the age you will go through menopause Several women think that when they run out of eggs, they will go through menopause. So, if they get their period earlier, they’re going to run out of eggs sooner. This is completely untrue. Women are born with millions of eggs. And when they go through menopause, they still have some eggs; they’re just old and do not work anymore. Genetics seem to determine the age you will go through menopause, but there are a number of factors that can shut your ovaries down early. Medical conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, as well as smoking, can play a significant role.

Eating certain foods will stop hot flashes While some foods such as hot peppers, refined sugar and alcohol, increase hot flashes, there’s no solid research confirming that certain foods help stop them. They just decrease discomfort when you’re experiencing them. Try to avoid food items that trigger hot flashes instead.

mytH #3 all menopause symptoms are temporary, including hot flashes How we wish this was true, but sadly it is not! For most women, hot flashes will end within two to three years after menopause, but for

about 20% of them, they will continue for the rest of their lives. Thankfully, there are many treatments to keep hot flashes under control. Also, hot flashes aren’t the only symptom of menopause that last a lifetime. Vaginal dryness, isn’t temporary either and gets worse over time. However, medication makes the condition better.

mytH #4 Weight gain is a result of menopause When a woman goes through menopause, the lack of estrogen causes a redistribution of weight. However, a lack of estrogen does not slow down your metabolism. There are a number of reasons women gain weight around the time they go through menopause.

your sex life is over Women of all ages complain of sexual problems. In fact, sexual desire is driven by the quality of your relationship, your upbringing, how you feel about your body, the amount of stress in your life and even how well you sleep. It is true however, that sex changes at menopause. You may need more time and more stimulation to get aroused (that’s also true for men at midlife). Vaginal dryness can be particularly problematic, but a good lube can help with that.

mytH #6 menopause means you’re old The average age of menopause (which means you haven’t had a period for a year) is 51. You could have many happy and healthy years ahead of you. Some women enter menopause as early as age 28. This is called premature menopause and the cause is often unknown, although sometimes there’s a genetic issue at play. Other women enter menopause early because of an illness, or when their ovaries are removed in a surgery. So, menopause actually has nothing to do with getting old.

« TOP 5: NATURAL REMEDIES FOR MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS There are some natural ways to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. Rhea Dhanbhoora tells you about a few of them Eat somE GinsEnG Ginseng has been known to improve your mood. And, when you’re going through menopause, you may undergo mood swings. Including ginseng (try ginseng based drinks) in your diet will help you sleep and feel better overall.

HavE a supplEmEnt Evening primrose oil has been shown to improve hot flashes, relieving you of the uncomfortable feeling. But, you should contact your doctor before taking these supplements,

because there have been some reported side effects.

GEt morE soy Soy is very beneficial for menopausal women, mainly because it contains isoflavones, which help your estrogen levels. Adding it to your diet will help ease hot flashes and night sweats. Eat tofu, or just switch over to soy milk to alleviate the symptoms.

GEt somE ExErcisE You will feel tired, unable to sleep and won’t feel like getting up to move at all, but lazing around during

menopause is the worst thing that you can do. Doing some light exercise will help stave off hot flashes and also reduce irritability, stabilising your mood.

HavE cool drinks While tea might be your go-to comfort drink and coffee might be your pick-me-up, avoid anything that contains caffeine when you’re going through menopause. Instead, drink cool drinks (avoid anything fizzy) and juices to help you feel less dehydrated. This in turn will help with your hot flashes.

>> From improving your mood to inducing sleep, exercises such as yoga can make menopause easier

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Toeing the line? While it’s great to get along with your boyfriend’s friends and hang out together, make sure you aren’t crossing the line. Shirley Mistry suggests you take this quiz to find out if your friendship with your boyfriend’s friends is threatening your relationship


« SoS: Solve our Situation!

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Think you can fix our readers’ complicated problems? Read on... I am 28 and my girlfriend is 24. I am mad about her and am in love with her. I don’t want to be with anyone else...


So, I planned a very romantic date. We went for a movie, dinner was a picnic at the beach... She was loving it!

>> Are you flirting with your boyfriend’s friends or just being friendly? Take our quiz to find out!

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Do you spend a lot of time with your boyfriend’s friends, even when he isn’t around? a) Quite often. His friends are my friends. b) Not really. I enjoy their company much more when my boyfriend is also around. c) Never. Do you end up confiding in your boyfriend’s friends more than you confide in him? a) Of course I do, they’re so easy to talk to. b) We do have our moments, but I’m more comfortable confiding in my boyfriend. c) I would never confide in them. When you’re all hanging out together, is your boyfriend often clamouring for your attention? a) I have noticed it happen a few times. b) Why would he clamour? He knows where my loyalties lie. c) I stick to him when we’re out.

Are 2am calls and texts between you and his friends the norm? a) Yes, I don’t see the harm. b) Not unless it is an emergency. While we are good friends, it’s important to have boundaries. c) I don’t even have their numbers! Do you think arm-brushes, hugging his friends and frequently dropping compliments is absolutely harmless? a) Yes, of course. b) Once in a while is fine. But, doing it all the time borders on flirting for me. c) We don’t even shake hands. Is discussing your boyfriend’s life with his friends a good idea? a) Why not? They are his friends after all. b) No, it could be risky. He might have told me certain details in confidence that his friends aren’t aware of. c) I don’t discuss private issues with strangers.

Mostly As While your boyfriend may love

that you’re outgoing and open to being a good friend to his friends, your behaviour is close to flirting. He trusts you, but he is unhappy about your excessive interaction and involvement in his friends’ lives. Take a step back and reassess the situation. Be friendly, but remember, 2am phone calls, lingering hugs and isolating your boyfriend when you interact with his friends is a complete no-no.

Mostly Bs You are on the right track. While

you understand that it’s important to get to know your boyfriend’s friends, you also know where to stop and hold back. You have things under control as far as what acceptable behaviour with your boyfriend’s friends goes. It also shows that you and your boyfriend are on the same wavelength and trust each other.

Wait! You are serious?

Mostly Cs You’re not too friendly, but you

come across as uninterested or as if you hate your boyfriend’s friends. This can make them uncomfortable in your presence, making it hard to hang out together. Strike a good balance and don’t just stick to your man when you’re in a social setting.

« Dear grace, i have a problem... Dear Grace, Recently, my boyfriend seems to have taken a sudden interest in cooking me a meal instead of us going out to a nice restaurant. While the gesture is incredibly sweet, the food he rustles up is either too spicy, too salty, slightly burnt, or a combination of the lot. I have to admit, it is fun to have someone cook for me every once in a while, but i’d like to eat out too. How do I tell him he’s not cut out for cooking without hurting

She just laughed! And then said, “Mad or what?” I was so upset I started to cry....

his feelings and let him know subtly that it may be a good idea to eat out at a restuarant once in a while? — tina s., Wadala Dear Anna, Let’s just start by taking a moment to appreciate what an adorable boyfriend you have. While it is a good idea to stay in and enjoy each other’s company once in a while, we do see your problem with the unpalatable food. Next time, try cooking

your boyfriend a meal instead. Or, better still, do it together. This way, you can keep an eye on the salt, do something fun together and have a scrumptious meal by the end of it. Also, have an honest chat with your boyfriend. Tell him that you appreciate his enthusiasm, but you would still like to go out once in a while to grab a bite or have a few drinks. Send your questions to

“She seemed taken aback. I was serious obviously, but then I pretended I was joking. She took the ring and wore it on her thumb. I thought she would be so happy and say ‘YES.’ Instead, now every time we meet she jokingly proposes. Help!” — Mr. FOOL a) You obviously jumped the gun. She is still young and maybe not ready. Tell her you were serious, but that there is no hurry. b) You said you loved her and she said ‘Yup?’ and took the ring? And she makes fun of your proposal? You may want to rethink this girl. She sounds immature, selfish and not serious about you. c) Ask her again. Properly. LAST WEEK: Miss N. should pick Option A: You have obviously picked a side. Expect and accept the sticks and stones from co-workers.

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debutant Lalit Badane. The show centres around two families, the Kudalkars, a middle class family from Dombivali, which is very insecure and I play the daughter in the family. The other family is the Desais, a slightly upper class family with Nana and Mai and their two sons, the elder one married and a young daughter. Aditya is the youngest son of the family who is a Chartered Accountant and very helpful and always thinking good about others and very understanding. He sees Meghna and immediately falls in love with her and gets ready to marry her. Describe Meghana’s character? She is a very simple girl without any ambitions, just eager to get married and start a family and to keep her family happy. She does get married but her real struggle starts after that when a third character enters her married life.

Prajakta Mali is one of the young stars on the rise in the Marathi entertainment industry. She has acted in several Marathi films, serials and anchored shows too. Now her latest show ‘Julun Yeti Reshamgathi’ starts on Zee TV Marathi from November 25 every Monday to Saturday at 8.30 pm. Sandeep Hattangadi spoke to Prajakta about her new role.

There are very senior actors on the show. Yes. Girish Oak, Uday Tikekar, Sukanya Kulkarni, Lokesh Gupte,

Can you tell us something about your background? I am from Pune and was always interested in dance and studied and performed in the Lalit Kala Kendra and did my first film ‘Kho Kho’ with Kedar Shinde and then ‘Mhais’. I also did a show ‘Suvasini’ on Star Pravah. What is ‘Julun Yeti Reshamgathi’ all about? Basically, it’s a love story between Meghna played by me and Aditya played

ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS enacts a few scenes to make them understand.



Sakshi Tanwar who is currently seen in Sony Entertainment Television’s ‘Bade Achche Lagte Hai’ as Priya Kapoor is known to be the new mentor in the life of her on screen daughters. Sakshi’s on screen daughters Pihu (Sonai), Pari (Vinti Idnani) and Myrah (Pragati) shared some intense scenes with her, but not many know that Sakshi was the one who helped them to get those right. A little birdie from the sets told us that when Pihu or Pari have problems in delivering their lines, they go to Sakshi for help. Sakshi apparently not only gives them guidance, but also occasionally

In the upcoming episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ AB will put on his dancing shoes and shake a leg with Kareena and Imran. Bebo and chocolate boy Imran Khan will make a grand entry on the KBC stage by grooving to the song ‘Chewing Gum Chaba Ke’ from their upcoming movie. Bebo will also teach Amitabh Bachchan a few 'thumkas' of her own. Kareena and Imran will bump up the

Over the last 21 years, India’s leading global entertainment conglomerate, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), has been interacting with diverse cultures and communities across the world. In the 21st year of its existence, Zee TV brings to you the essence of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam through its annual event Zee Rishtey Awards 2013. This festivity is a celebration of relationships and underlines the fact that Zee’s bond with its viewers is the strongest. The mega event that was held in Mumbai on Nov 16 will be televised on Sunday, December 1 from 8pm onwards on Zee TV.

LIVE PERFORMANCES entertainment quotient of the episode when they dance to the popular song 'Tooh'. Catch Kareena and Imran with Big B on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ this Friday, November 22 at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

Vignesh Joshi are an experienced lot and there is a lot to learn from them and they are very protective about me and I vibe very well with them including the younger lot of actors like Sharmishta Raut and Yogini Chauk. The director of the show, Hemant Deodhar is also a veteran and it becomes easier for me to enact my role under his direction. The debutant, Lalit Badane is a talented actor and I vibe very well with him. You have done a lot of Marathi films; isn’t working on a TV show now a backward step? It might have been in the Hindi film scenario but in Marathi film industry television shows are big and even big stars act in TV shows as one gets lot of recognition and remuneration. Any role models or inspirations? No one specific. But anyone who does good work inspires me and I try to be like them and try to imbibe their good qualities and broaden my horizons. What next? I have a film called ‘Sangharsh’ coming up. This Puneite is surely on her way to the top!


Hitting the high notes, MTV returns with the Season 3 of their hit music franchise Royal Stag MTV Unplugged which promises to be exclusive, intimate and personal. ith Sunil Presenting in a LIVE gig Grover, who format, the first episode will played popular see the ruling Bollywood character of 'Gutthi' singer Sonu Nigam make in 'Comedy Nights his debut on the MTV with Kapil', parting Unplugged stage. He will ways with the comedy perform some of his programme, the biggest hits like Kal Ho channel has issued a Na Ho, Abhi Mujh Mein public notice to warn Kahin, Satrangi Re and the actor against taking Tanhayee, among his alter ego on the show others. For an hour of elsewhere. fun, music, romance Show's producers Viacom 18 yesterday published an advert in and soulful singing, the newspapers as a notice, warning that the network will resort to tune in to MTV legal action if Grover or any artist uses the character in any other Unplugged Season 3 show. premiering Saturday, “A certain artist and a stand-up comedian associated with the November 23, 2013 at programme 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' aired on Colors television 8 pm. channels is planning to launch or be associated with other shows wherein the said artist is likely to perform the character of 'Gutthi' or use the mannerisms and characteristic features of 'Gutthi' or any other character played by the artist in the said programme. “Take notice that Viacom18 has sole, exclusive, absolute and unlimited ownership rights of all the intellectual property rights of the artist associated with the programme including the rights in the format of the programme." Grover quit the comedy show amid reports that he was asking for a pay hike while Grover's camp has blamed the creative team for being insecure about his increasing popularity with the audience. Grover recently hinted about a change, saying he will be indebted to the show despite leaving it. “I'm an entertainer. This stage or that stage, this character or that. My goal is to entertain even if mediums change. Indebted to CNWK ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’, which chronicles Hoon’ 4eva!," Grover tweeted recently. etc. The unusual love stories, is all set to Hosted by comedian Kapil Sharma, gangster bring real life love story of a the show features different will be played Bollywood actress and gangster in characters of Dadi, Biwi, Gutthi an upcoming episode. Earlier Mahii by TV actor and her sister Palak, who Sarwar Ahuja and Vij was essaying the role of the barge in occasionally as Bollywood actress, however, due to the show will be hosted Sharma interviews unavoidable circumstances she has by Rithvik Dhanjani. celebrity Do not miss ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’ been now replaced by Megha guests. Gupta who has acted in ‘Kumkum’, at 7pm on November 22 on Bindass. ‘Mamta’, ‘Main Teri Parchhain




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In six months, diesel sector will be deregulated. We are already going in that direction. (If) rupee appreciates (against the dollar) and international oil prices drop, we will be in a position to completely deregulate.

Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS ICICI Direct calls a ‘Buy’ on Amara Raja Batteries CMP: Rs. 331

Markets Slump, But…

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Thursday (November 21, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell substantially on Wednesday (November 20, 2013) a net 80.45 points (1.30%) and closed at the 6122 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 6186 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 12.30 p.m. The index then rose sharply into the green and registered the day’s high at the 6204 points level at 12.46 p.m. It then turned into a range bound movement until 2.10 p.m. The index then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 6106 points level at 3.29 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session, moved in a range of 97 points and closed below the psychologically important 6150 points level. Sentiment was extremely bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 46 were losers, while just 4 stocks closed in the green. All the sectoral indices barring metal closed in the red. Substantial selling was seen in banking and consumer durables stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 11.98%. This change is moderate and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 661 were gainers, 724 were losers and 75 remained unchanged.

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

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).

MACD Indica tor: The MACD is above zero but is now declining (negative if it continues). It is below its 9-day Average (negative).

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5921 points level. The next support is at the 5834 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6217 points level. The next resistance is at the 6357 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 = 6145 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6085. Support (2) = 6047. Resistance (1) = 6182. Resistance (2) = 6242.

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index af ter having formed a doji pattern (indicating indecisiveness amongst investors) has formed a long black body candle on higher volumes. This is negative and indicates that the bias has shif ted towards the sell side of the market. Fur ther, the i ndex has dropped below the 15 and 25 days moving averages in a single session. Both these indicate a negative bias. H owever, the index is still above its 5 and 2 00 days moving averages and both the averages are risi ng. Further, de spite yesterday s harp decline the velocity parameters continue to remain neutrally trended. Both these indicate a positive bias. As such these are mixed signals. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 5-day average at the 6112 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6112) Positive. Has dropped below its 15-day average (at 6175) Negative. Has dropped below its 25-day average (at 6166) Negative. Is above its 200-day average (at 5864) Positive.

Overa ll Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market but with a negative bias. 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.

Target Rs. 380

Amara Raja Batteries (ARBL) reported its Q2FY14 results that were ahead of our estimates on the margins and bottomline front. Revenues at ~Rs 807 crore (higher ~12% YoY) were lower than estimates on lower sales in the home UPS segment due to weak summer/good monsoon. EBITDA margins at 17.6% (~132 bps QoQ increase) came at a 15 quarter high due to a) decline in share of low margin home UPS segment, b) consecutive price hikes in the last two quarters, c) possible impact of low cost inventory and d) decline in other expenses. Subsequently, PAT at ~Rs 95 crore was significantly higher than expected. We remain positive on the long-term growth prospects of the auto replacement segment feel ARBL will be well placed. ARBL’s performance has continued to be impressive even as industry leader Exide has struggled to maintain profitability. With the company’s consistent performance, strong return ratios, visibility on earnings and strong balance sheet, we believe ARBL’s multiples deserve an upward revision. We, thus, raise our multiple to 14x FY15E EPS, higher than Exide (13x) and recommend BUY with a target price of Rs 380.

Ventura Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on Aegis Logistics CMP: Rs. 150

Target Rs. 215

In Q2FY14, Aegis Logistics (Aegis) reported numbers in line with our expectations. The revenue was up by 77.3% YoY to Rs 1,562.9 crore led by a record revenue from the liquid division and an increase in the LPG gas sourcing volumes. On a comparative basis, profit from operations was at Rs 27.8 crore as compared to a loss of Rs 48.9 crore in Q2FY13, largely due to an increase in the high margin liquid division segment and a change in the hedging strategy. The PAT was down by 43.9% YoY to Rs 20.7 crore compared to Rs 36.9 crore, due to a higher other income of Rs 109.9 crore, which includes interest income of Rs 58.4 crore. In FY13, due to exotic option contracts Aegis had a gross debt of Rs 2,707 crore with cash and equivalents of Rs 2,514 crore, but the unwinding of the option contracts brought debt to normal levels of Rs 238 crore in H1FY14. Liquid Division: The Liquid division revenue at Rs 34 crore is the highest quarterly revenue clocked by Aegis. The increase in revenue was led by the increase in capacity due to de-bottlenecking at the Mumbai facility and a change in the liquid mix. The EDITDA came in at Rs 22.5 crore with a margin of 66.2%, mainly on accounts of a change in the liquid mix, which now has a higher share of specialty chemicals. With the expansion plan in place at the Haldia and Pipavav facilities and incremental utilization at the Kochi facility (fire fighting mechanism issue resolved by the port authorities), Aegis is looking at higher revenues from this division over the forecast period. At the CMP of Rs 142, Aegis is trading at 6.5x and 5.5x it estimated earnings for FY14E and FY15E, respectively, and we recommend a BUY, with the target price of Rs 215 representing a potential upside of ~52% over a period of 18 months.

Dolat Capital calls a ‘Buy’ on Sun Pharma CMP: Rs. 597

Target Rs. 664

Sun Pharma (SUNP) revenues grew 57.9% YoY to Rs 42.1bn driven by robust growth in US formulations (94.6% YoY) and domestic formulations (17.2% YoY). US formulations grew by 94.6% YoY at Rs 25.9bn (Rs 13.3bn in Q2FY13). Growth was primarily led by gPrandin (180 days exclusivity), Doxycycline, Lipodox and other niche products. Taro registered a growth of 27.5% YoY at USD 205.3mn, led by increase in product volumes. SUNP continued to show better than expected sales growth in URL and DUSA. Domestic formulations registered better-than-estimated sales at Rs 9.5bn, up 17.2% YoY, despite loss of pioglitazone sales and NLEM policy. The company expects to show better than industry growth in FY14E. EBITDA margins were flattish at 43.8% (44.1% in Q2FY13), primarily on account of higher sales from low margin products in the US market. R&D spend for the quarter was at 5.3% and is expected to be in the 6-8% range on the back of clinical development of complex injectables & focus on niche products. Tax rate stood at 15% against 17.3% in Q2FY13. Consequently, adjusted PAT grew by 50.8% YoY to Rs 13.6bn. Valuation: We expect SUNP to post revenue CAGR of 22.3% and PAT CAGR of 23.8% over FY13-15E on the back of: 1) Superior revenue mix; 2) Domestic market growth rate to be higher than the market @ 18%; 3) Higher R&D expenditure productivity 4) Competition in Taro products leading to price normalization; 5) Increased visibility in US on account of upsides from URL and DUSA acquisitions. At CMP, the stock trades at 26.8x FY14E & 22.6x FY15E earnings. We maintain ‘Accumulate’ with a revised target price of Rs 664.

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India’s GDP Growth In September At 4.9%; Q2 GDP At 4.7% NEWS FLASH



Indirect tax collection rises 5.3% in Apr-Oct  HDFC to mop-up Rs 250 cr via debentures  ADB to set up Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Fund  Shriram EPC bags Rs 214-cr orders  NTPC seeks Sebi nod to raise tax-free bonds worth Rs 1,750 cr  MCX signs MoU with China's DCE to boost strategic co-operation  Ireland expects its trade with India to double in next 5 years.

High inflation, weak consumer sentiment continue to constrain economic recovery

By Dominic Rebello

will constrain any sustained recovery. Central Statistical Organization yFin Research yesterday an- is expected to release the official esnounced its estimate of timates on 29th November. monthly GDP growth (mGDP). Commenting on the July GDP It estimates that in the month of numbers Dr. Surjit S Bhalla, Senior September, GDP grew by 4.9% com- Advisor, ZyFin Research said, “As pared to September’12. Further, Q2 mentioned in our report for August FY’13 GDP growth is estimated by 2013, inflation has now entered ZyFin to be 4.7%. While the esti- alarming levels. Sequential month mates indicate a sluggish recovery, on month inflation, as measured by high inflation, weak consumer sen- the GDP deflator, is the second timent and a slowing services sector highest in the last seventeen years,


Key highlights of the Monthly GDP Growth Indicator for September 2013 are: • September YoY GDP Growth is estimated by ZyFin Research to be at 4.9% compared to 4.6% in August 2013. • September MoM seasonally adjusted growth was 4.4% (compared to August 2013). The sequential growth in August was

4.1% (compared to July 2013). • Q2 FY’13 YoY GDP Growth is estimated to be at 4.7% compared to 4.5% in Q1 FY’13. • Sequential Quarter on Quarter (QoQ) growth remains at 4.3% for Q2 FY’13 like in Q1 FY’13. • September YoY GDP Deflator is estimated by ZyFin Research to be at 7.3% compared to 6.6% in August 2013 .The GDP deflator is a

second only to the 18.5 percent observed in May 2008.” Adds Debopam Chaudhuri, VP Research, ZyFin Research “It is important to note that, Services, which accounts for more than 57% of the GDP, continue to underperform and at 5%, reached its lowest growth rate in 5 years in September 2013. This is further exacerbated by the weak consumer sentiment – ZyFin Research Consumer Outlook Index is at its lowest level in 39.0.” more comprehensive measure of underlying inflation and is widely used in most developed economies. It is an indicator of inflation within all goods and services produced in the economy. • September MoM estimate for the GDP Deflator growth was 16.3% (compared to August 2013). The sequential growth in June was 13.0% (compared to July 2013).

BUSINESS BRIEFS PM To Inaugurate BRICS Conference On Competition Today

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will today inaugurate the third ‘BRICS International Competition Conference’, a platform for exchanging ideas on issues relating to fair trade practices. The two-day conference is being organised by Competition Commission of India (CCI) on behalf of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries in the national capital.

Mahindra Intertrade Enters JV With Mitsui And China Steel

Mahindra Intertrade, which is part of the Mahindra Group announced that it has entered into a joint venture with China Steel Global Trading Corporation, Taiwan and Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd., Singapore, to set up an automotive steel service centre in Pune. This facility will be set up at a cost of Rs 150 crore.

IMC To Hold ‘India Calling Conference To Yangon’

Indian Merchants’ Chamber is holding its annual flagship event, ‘India Calling Conference to Yangon, Myanmar from November 24 to 26, 2013. IMC India Calling is an International Conference, to bring together Indian businesses and industry representing various sectors to interact with their counterparts in a host of countries and explore possibilities of forging economic and commercial links, joint ventures and technological cooperation. This IMC’s delegation will be led by Shailesh Vaidya and chief Guest- Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India.

Germany’s SEA Group Opens Its First Franchisee Showroom

Germany’s SEA Group launched its first SEA bauformat franchisee in India at Jogeshwari East at Hubtown Viva on Western Express Highway in Mumbai. The SEA bauformat franchisee, Uniko Home Concepts LLP, has opened its doors for end-consumers, providing them access to stunning modular kitchens made and completely assembled in Germany.

Microsoft Partners TCS, Wipro For CityNext Initiative

FinMin Assures India Inc Of Efficiency In Tax Administration By A Business Reporter

turns has increased from 3.62 lakh in 2006-07 to 2.14 crore in 2012-13,” he Finance Ministry yesterday he said. So far in the current year assured India Inc that it will im- 1.91 crore returns have been efiled, prove the efficiency of the tax ad- which is 43% more than the returns ministration and ensure that only e-filed last year. Around 75% of total whatever is due is collected from returns are expected to be e-filed in the industry. “As per law we will go current year. “We have been sending out letfor revenue, but what is due, we will do as per rules ... Please trust us. Ul- ters (to assesses). They have genertimately we need to trust you, you ated great deal of fresh filing of need to trust us. Without trust, return and also more taxes,” Bose nothing can move on,” Revenue said. The way forward in the reform Secretary Sumit Bose said at a CII of the tax regime was to streamline the tax administration, while folevent here. He said more number of assesses lowing a consultative and collaboare now electronically filing their re- rative approach with the various turns. “The number of e-filed re- stakeholders, he said.


The government is committed to bring in efficient tax administration and an industry-friendly tax structure, Bose said. “The various initiatives taken by the government and the RBI in the last one and a half years to help the economy navigate through the present difficult situation,” he said. Highlighting the importance of the clarity and stability in the tax regime for inspiring investor confidence, Central Board of Direct Taxes Chairperson Sudha Sharma said the Ministry has taken various steps for establishing a non- intrusive, noninterfering and assesses-friendly tax system.

Chetna Vijay Sinha Honoured As India’s Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 By A Business Reporter


he Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced Chetna Vijay Sinha, Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation, as the winner of the 2013 Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY)-India award. The award was presented by Mr. P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister of India. Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation, headquartered in Mhaswad, Maha- Chetna Vijay Sinha

rashtra, aspires to create 1 million rural women entrepreneurs in India by 2020.The group manages three institutions that together help create alternate livelihoods and incomes for rural women. Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, announced the award winner and congratulated all the finalists. Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, appreciated Schwab Foundation and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation for presenting an opportunity to social entrepreneurs to showcase their work by giving them global exposure and an opportunity to network with other corporates.

Microsoft has tied-up with IT services majors Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro to launch its CityNext initiative to leverage technology for sustainable growth of cities in India. The initiative will work on 40 areas in eight domains. Microsoft said in a statement that these areas will help address 90% of the challenges cities face, and CityNext will address them through its partner network.

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Testosterone and premature ejaculation

From my youth days, I have a problem of being over excited before sex. As a result, I either have shorter duration of intercourse or have premature ejaculation. I feel disgusted why can’t I have longer duration of intercourse? Is there any medicine that can be taken to bring testosterone level down (low) to control the sexual excitement that caused masturbation problem in my youth days and causing problem even now? MASTURBATION does not cause premature ejaculation. What is happening with you is not a physical problem, but a learning disability. There are no medical or hormonal causes for premature ejaculation. It is essentially of a psycho-behavioral and relational origin.

MUMBAI | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 man and a woman actively learn ejaculation control together. You need to increase your awareness of the sensations of arousal building so that you can identify the level of your arousal. Secondly, awareness of sensations of arousal and ejaculatory control can be learned by following a step-by-step process. We teach the use of the ‘squeeze technique’ or the ‘stop-start technique’. Besides techniques, certain ‘exercises for sphincter control’ and ‘use of condom’ may help in some cases.

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God is always on time

What the cards say: Live in the moment Path: Past is over. Future is yet to be. Know this truth. Don’t plan too much ahead Ally: Libra will make you think things through. Avoid Cancer and their clinging ways Card for the week: Tarot key no. II The High Priestess. Connect with the inner power and knowledge which will give you greater understanding. Try to see beneath the surface for lasting success. There is a whole new dimension waiting for you. Arcane knowledge opens up for you. Be ready to receive insights

What the cards say: Take a reality check Path: Be open to unpalatable truths. Don’t be arrogant Ally: Virgo will show you ground reality. Avoid Scorpio who will make you one-sided Card for the week: Tarot key no. XX Judgment invites you to look at yourself objectively. Your immense potential opens up with right perspective

What the cards say: New ideas and creativity Path: Be humble and let go of the ego. Don’t justify with the mind. Feel with the heart Ally: Your ally this week Taurus who will be firm with you. Avoid slippery Pisces who could be as changeable as you Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIII Death. It is important that you change radically for the happiness that awaits you. Get out of the rut

What the cards say: Be cautious and fair Path: A journey from self to others. Give and let go. Don’t be self-oriented and see other perspectives Ally: Scorpio will support you. Stay away from Aquarius who could rock the boat Card for the week: Tarot key no. XVI The Tower. Your ego will take a beating. There could be a public catharsis

What the cards say: Stand up for the right Path: You will need to get into the fray. Don’t indulge in self pity. There are many who are more unfortunate Ally: Sagittarius will show you gratefulness. Avoid Aries who could fan your impulsiveness Card for the week: Tarot key no. XI Justice. You will need to take a stance. Don’t sit on the fence of self interest

What the cards say: Take it easy Path: Connect to what life is teaching you. Don’t make the same mistake again and again Ally: Scorpio will show you the true picture. Don’t get dominated by Gemini Card for the week: Tarot key no. VIII The Strength. Find the strength within to face the truth and go with it. Expediency will result in loss

What the cards say: It is a new day Path: Be free of your past. It is over. Don’t brood but move on in life Ally: Taurus will make you strong. Don’t tangle with Scorpio. He/She could hurt you Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIV Temperance. Balance needs to be restored for healing that is at hand. The elixir of life and happiness can be mixed by you…so go ahead

What the cards say: Be kind and caring Path: Let your emotions flow in a positive way. Don’t hide behind your ego or keep silent Ally: Aquarius will show you the truth. Be careful of Cancer who could misguide you Card for the week: Tarot key no. XVII The Star. Indicates insight and deep understanding that will help you in unraveling matters

What the cards say: Your impulse could make you selfish Path: Be committed. Don’t take relationships too casually Ally: The mature Virgo will be a good friend. Avoid Capricorn you will get bored with them Card for the week: Tarot key no. IX The Hermit. The wisdom of the hermit will show you the light. A sudden illumination could transform your thinking

What the cards say: Communicate and share Path: Remove the distance in relationships by understanding. Don’t judge intellectually. Feel from the heart Ally: Gemini will give you good advice. Don’t depend on Virgo Card for the week: Tarot key no. XII The Hanged Man. Surrender to God could transform your destiny

What the cards say: Compromise and surrender Path: Seek harmony not acrimony. Don’t worry so much about public opinion Ally: Libra will show you the truth. Avoid Cancer who will make you cling to things Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIII Death. Change is the order of the day. It will bring a new and radiant tomorrow. You need to flow with change

What the cards say: Rein in your imagination Path: Judge correctly. Don’t be influenced by others. Stick to your judgment Ally: Seek advice from a Scorpio who will know how to make you feel confident. Don’t go with high strung Sagittarius or Aries Card for the week: Tarot key no. III The Empress. It is time to nurture and give. Experience the abundance of mother Nature and you will enjoy sharing. The Empress showers good things on you. Enjoy them

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SC drops contempt proceedings against Gen V.K. Singh

N A rangoli at a voting awareness campaign at Rajori Garden in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Snooping row: BJP terms probe demand ‘politically motivated’ N

EW DELHI: BJP yesterday rejected the demand for a probe into the alleged illegal snooping of a woman in Gujarat at the behest of Narendra Modi saying it was "politically motivated" and the protection was sought by the person concerned and her father. "The woman concerned and her father are saying that the security was provided on their request. They are not complaining, but Con Amit Shah gress is concerned about this. "This shows there is more political interest in the subject, rather than facts," Arun Jaitley said here. "The basis of the case is in itself wrong. Security and protection is not snooping," added Jaitley. Questioning the motive of Congress, Jaitley said, "Has this (Congress) government ordered probe into how things were done in other cases? When the woman and her father herself are saying that this was the protection given to them at their own request for some specified reasons, then where is the question of probe in this." In an apparent reference to IPS officer G.L. Singhal recording his conversations with former home minister of Gujarat Amit Shah, Jaitley said "no one is concerned about violations of laws in that case." GAGANGIRI CO-OP HSG SOC LTD. Bhandup (West) Dist Mumbai



Ram Jethmalani, who on his behalf stated that the former army chief was withdrawing entire statement made by him concerning the judiciary and all other statements attributed to court in earlier interviews on the apex court's February 10, 2012 decision on his age row. A bench comprising justices R.M. Lodha and H.L. Gokhale noted that Singh,

ew Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday dropped contempt proceedings against former Army chief V.K. Singh after he unconditionally apologised and withdrew entire statements made by him towards judiciary relating to the verdict on his age row. A visibly upset 63-year-old Singh was consoled after the proceeding by his counsel

who was present in the courtroom, "tendered the apology at the earliest opportunity without contesting it on merits." "We accept the unqualified apology tendered by him and the contempt proceedings are accordingly dropped," the bench said and observed that "repentance is a tool which condons all sort of misdemeanour.”

Plea to call PM, Sonia witnesses in case against Shinde dismissed N

EW DELHI: A Delhi court has dismissed a plea to summon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi as witnesses in a complaint case filed against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his alleged "Hindu terror" remarks made in Jaipur, saying "no fruitful purpose" will be served by calling any witnesses. Additional Sessions Judge Shail Jain rejected the appeal of an RTI activist and upheld the order of a trial court which had also refused to summon the witnesses and also imposed a cost of Rs

Congress President Sonia Gandhi introduces ICCR President Karan Singh to Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in New Delhi on Wednesday. 1,000 on the complainant. The sessions court said if the complainant has sufficient material to prove that


defamatory speech was made by Shinde, there was no need for summoning any other witnesses.

"I am of the opinion that law requires, at the stage of pre-summoning evidence, that the complainant has to prove prima facie requirement of summoning the accused. "If it is the case of the revisionist that he has with him sufficient material that portrays and proves that defamatory speech was made by the accused and the same was published in print media and electronic media, copies of which are available with him, in my opinion, there is no necessity for summoning any other witness to prove said speeches.”

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Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 02/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. M/s Suvarna Construction Company, Shri. Amarjeet Singh, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- Plot No. 7, S.P.S. Complex, Opp. Cosmos School, Bhandup (West), Mumbai400078. Survey No. City Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 104 373 A 7 75106.06 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 18/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. M/s DWARKADAS PATASHARM AND HOTCHAND PATSHRAM, MANKLAL GEDHURAJ BILANI, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- 12th Road, Schme No. 3, Chembur, Mumbai-71. Survey No. C.T.S. No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 509 1431,1431/1 to 4 — 633.00 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. Mrs.Shabirabee Mehboobali Sheikh, Mrs. Jespine Santana Sequera, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- L.B.S.Marg, Kurla (west) Mumbai -400070. Survey No. City Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 80 240 1 568.56 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai







Bhandup (East) Dist Mumbai

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 16/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. M/S.Kirti& Company, Shri. Bhaskar Marya Bhoir, Gangubai Bhaskar Bhoir, Smt.Rohini Shantikumar Shah, Smt.Maniben Chunilal Shah, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- 90 Feet Road, Mulund East, Mumba-400081. Survey No. City Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 567/1/B — 1034.3 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. Shri. Shivram Khemchand, Shri. Bhojraj Khemchand, Mr. Kishor Bhojraj Kukreja, Mr. Ashok Bhojraj Kukreja, Mr. Anup Bhojraj Kukreja, Shri. Hariram Khemchand, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- Building No. 8, Shiv Puri Colony, Chembur Naka, V.N. Purav Marg, Chembur, Mumbai - 400071. Survey No. City Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 246 C 454/16 — 621.10 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai


Mulund (East) Dist Mumbai Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. Raksha Construction Company, Smt. Vasanti Vasant Naik, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:- Gavanpada Junction, 90 Road, Mulund (East), Mumbai-81. Survey No. City Survey No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 145 444-A 1 753.2 Place: Kokan Bhavan, (Vilas Gawade) Room No. 201, Competent Authority & C.B.D. Belapur District Dy. Registrar, Navi Mumbai Co-op. Societies (2) Date: 20/11/2013. East Suburban Navi Mumbai


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ACROSS: 1 Bright line in cheerful personality (3,2,8) 10 Lavish with one's drink in time (9) 11 Thursday in old Portuguese colony or German city (5) 12 Uncovered why Hunt dined out (2,3,5) 14 "Type of punishment - nothing inside", said the monarch? (3) 15 They cover domestic flights (5-7) 18 Go crazy - involved with government bureau (12) 21 One's quite flat with only a little Chinese money (3) 22 Flier finding it necessary to cut the drink (10) 25 To do wrong is to get on ahead in Mayo (5) 26 Italian range has one more than the British (9) 27 Saucy proposal that may break a deadlock (5,8)

DOWN: 2 A revised Atlas including one region on the Franco-German border (7) 3 Fruit growth ensuring there's a sort of sandpiper on a mount in Palestine (5,4) 4 Bring into a state of confusion as fun is disturbed? (5) 5 A Scottish denial! (3) 6 "Pigs" as a form of greeting to general staff? (4) 7 It's no thanks to the railway official! (6) 8 Release after a confession without a charge (9,4) 9 Confidence we all have in the preservation of property (8,5) 13 A store of French cannabis (5) 16 A disturbance behind the ship that's sinking (5) 17 Take down wrestling ring for martial art (3,4,2)


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: Slow and — wins the race




MATH PYRAMID 659 19 Change it I can't - it's so big (7) 20 One is not conscious of being such a one, by the sound of it (6) 23 One old car in a pile up (5)

24 Fool envelops monarch with requests (4) 26 Chief business end not achieved (3)

SOLUTION TO TUESDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 In the dock, 6 Stubs, 9 Thermostat, 11 Smiths, 12 Pomander, 13 Hearty welcome, 15 Indefatigable, 19 Misdrawn, 20 Pagoda, 22 Yesteryear, 23 A sump, 24 Bare ideas. DOWN: 2 Nahum, 3 Herb tea, 4 Dross, 5 Cats-paw, 7 Taranto, 8 Belvedere, 10 Time lag, 13 Hairiness, 14 Tiffany, 16 Dadaism, 17 Tunisia, 18 Bug eyed, 20 Peeve, 21 Drama.


ACROSS: 1 Painting, sculpture, etc. (4) 5 Alphabetise? (4) 6 Split ____: be picky (5) 8 Athletic events (5) 10 Bar fixture (5) 12 Detective game (4) 13 A group of cattle, for example (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 ___ Wednesday (3) 2 ___ about : wander aimlessly about? (4) 3 Essays (5) 4 Make longer (7) 7 ---- her heart (5) 9 Acid, tart (4) 11 ___ Zeppelin (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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Gemini Sankasht Chaturthi Ardhra Mithun (Gemini) K.Ch. Black 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: A travel plan for this year will go off smoothly making you benefit. You may have to withdraw from a certain project or certain changes around you could make you have second thoughts about continuing in your present job or work. If confronted with a difficult situation, take time off, to think about the problem; you will find suitable answers. Health may not be good throughout the year. Regular medical checkup, light physical exercise and a balanced diet will help you to maintain health. BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, prominent nose and Charming eyes. Will be healthy and long-lived. Will be responsible, witty, intelligent, critical but helpful. After a good education, career in research, shipping, communications or industry is indicated. Success and gains are indicated perhaps, away from place of birth. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Payments get held up due to technical reasons making you edgy. You could end up with a headache that will further interfere with your work. You are prone to suffer from minor ailment like digestive disorder or perhaps a sprain more due to stressful situations and carelessness. The evenings are full of fun with friends dropping in unexpectedly. See that you do not overdo the enjoying bit. There could be some good news from a loved one.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Things go according to plans but you could be running against time to meet deadlines. Be patient with those who exasperate you. Handle finances with great care. All the hard work that you put in will help you in the long run. Keep in touch with associates regularly. Squabbles in your love life are intriguing and exasperating. Stop looking for answers as you will only succeed in confusing the issue further.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You will achieve whatever you set out to do today. Any problems that you encounter will be overcome easily provided you are patient and maintain good conduct. Unexpected monetary gains are indicated from sources that may have been a problem earlier. A new friendship becomes all too important. Others may feel that you have no time for them. This will certainly create problems within your family.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You will try unconventional methods of work with remarkable success. A project or a certain deal that is considered full of risk with no chance of yielding profit will be taken up by you as a challenge. You will turnaround this project and make profit. Your efforts are appreciated. The engagement or marriage of a close friend could have you feeling that you have missed the boat. Rest assured your time is coming fast.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You could make some useful contacts today. Your rapport with your beloved will be good. Those in love can look forward to an exciting evening free from cares and worries. Personal life runs smoothly. Personal relationships that have seen a few ups and downs will begin to get better Tolerance levels in marital relationships will also improve leading to a much better rapport. Some of you may plan to go shopping.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Remain focused on task in hand; you need all the help that you can get from others. Work in cooperation to achieve optimum results. Those of you who may have started something on the side to supplement your income may get into trouble as far as their routine job or work is concerned. What you imagine is love could turn out to be an infatuation. Do not seek or give a commitment right now in a relationship for there could be a deception.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You are on the threshold of achieving a work target that you had set for yourself. Concentrate energies in consolidating your position in your job or business. There are self-appointed advisors offering suggestions primarily to be on the bandwagon. Be firm when handling such elements. In a close relationship, try to have more confidence in your partner to get things back on track. On introspection, you realize that you have been a bit touchy over small issues.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will be given more responsibility with added incentives. Work conscientiously and look forward to a promotion or further benefits. You will handle an emergency with confidence and competence to the benefit of the all thus removing all doubts about your capabilities. Those in love will have exciting plans for the evening. Your mate is in a playful mood and you can expect delightful moments.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): An increase in income assures you of a good future. Try to invest some money in savings on longterm basis. Those who have been studying specialized courses will complete their training and can expect better job prospects soon. Some of you may get a promotion in the present outfit itself. You have a good bond with your mate. A little bit of romantic indulgence will enliven your spirits and improve your married life or a love relationship.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Travel plans proceed smoothly. Writers, journalists and those in creative fields will be in the limelight. Your work will get favorable reviews. Hectic mental and physical activity could get you down. This is a good time to focus on achieving mental peace and keeping yourself physically fit. After a busy day try to sort out all that is on your mind. If you are in love it is time to level with yourself to know exactly where and how far you want to go in this association.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Gains from close associates are foreseen. Perseverance and patience will yield favorable results. Don’t let delays and opposition get you down. You will be meeting some interesting new people with whom you will have an instant rapport that could open fresh work opportunities. An instant rapport with a particular person you meet could lead to a romance. In martial relationships love ties will be tested but you will emerge a winner.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You get praise for your honesty and integrity. Blocked funds are cleared and have liquidity again. Expenses on transport are high but cannot be avoided right now as things are beginning to look favorable again on the work front. Your health improves. The single will come across and interesting person from a different background but you may have lot in common otherwise.




ACROSS: 4 Naked (6) 7 The art of flying aircraft (8) 8 Privateer (6) 10 Some exams (5) 13 Billionth as a prefix (4) 14 Spanish home (4) 15 Delights or pleasures (4) 16 East Anglian city (3) 17 Abound in, be abuzz (4) 19 __ facto (4) 21 Battering or hammering? (7,2) 23 Bjorn ___ : Swedish tennis great? (4) 24 They are bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience (4) 26 A Latin king (3) 27 A legal claim on property for satisfaction of a debt (4) 29 Catch of fish (4) 32 At this place (4) 33 Stretchy synthetic fabric (5) 34 Enrico ___, operatic tenor (6) 35 Nourishing (8) 36 In truth (6)

DOWN: 1 Ruin (5) 2 King with the golden touch (5) 3 It's in full form (2,2) 4 Recant (5) 5 Greeting or farewell (4) 6 Greek God of manly beauty (6) 9 Banner (6) 11 A shaft of light (3) 12 At a ___ date : in the days to come, in a way? (5) 13 One named to act for another (7) 15 Spout (3) 16 Extra sensory perception, in short (3) 18 Birds of prey (6)


SUDOKU 2008 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


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Today’s clue: F equals W

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

20 Obnoxiously forward (5) 21 A container (3) 22 Female religious (3) 23 Act or react in a specified way (6) 25 Austrian river (3)

28 Actor Jeremy (5) 30 Dull continuous pains (5) 31 Hangs tough (5) 32 Injure (4) 33 Musical instrument (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Things, 5 Uzi, 8 Owns, 9 Spqr, 10 Crusoe, 11 Depresses, 13 Leda, 15 Top, 16 Ached, 17 Locks, 20 ATI, 22 Joy, 23 Swede, 24 Lethe, 26 AAP, 27 Arks, 28 Wrongdoer, 31 Aikido, 32 Gent, 33 Rotc, 34 San, 35 Sonnet. DOWN: 1 Tickle, 2 Inundate, 3 Good, 4 Sweeter, 5 Usurp, 6 Isis, 7 Squeaky, 12 Pod, 14 Acid, 18 Ojha, 19 Coercion, 20 Awarded, 21 Repeats, 24 Lao, 25 Assort, 26 Adorn, 29 Nuts, 30 Rico.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1827 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 06 average; 07 good; 09 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: fail, fall, faun, fill, filly, final, finally, flail, flap, flay, flip, full, fully, nullify, painful, PAINFULLY, playful, unify.



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IN BRIEF Algeria, Ghana complete Africa’s flag Arsiwala to lead State Girls team in Ronaldo’s ‘trick helps Portugal book berth to Brazil, France also make it bearers for World Cup football Nationals ABUJA: Algeria and Ghana completed the five African qualifiers for next year’s World Cup, joining Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, who all qualified at the weekend. This quintet is identical to Africa’s ambassadors at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Algeria did just enough to book their ticket to their fourth World Cup by beating Burkina Faso 1-0 to go through on the away goals’ rule after the first game ended 3-2 in favour of the west Africans. It needed a scrambled effort yesterday in the 49th minute by skipper Madjid Bougherra for Algeria to book their flight to Brazil next year. Despite losing 2-1 in Cairo, the Black Stars of Ghana qualified for a third successive World Cup, 7-3 on aggregate. Egypt could not overcome the 6-1 humiliation they suffered at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi last month. The Pharaohs, who last appeared at the World Cup in 1990, scored through Amr Zaki and Mohamed Gedo in either half, before substitute KevinPrince Boateng pulled a goal back for Ghana late on. It was a huge disappointment for the seven-time African champs.

TRIUMPHANT CRY: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts with joy after scoring.


ARIS: An electric performance by France and a hattrick by Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal lifted the two European football heavyweights across the line in the race to qualify for next year’s World Cup. A gripping conclusion to European qualifying yesterday also saw Croatia and Greece secure their passages to the 2014 finals in Brazil.

France took on Ukraine at a tense Stade de France, the scene of the hosts’ 1998 World Cup win, with their backs to the wall after last week’s 2-0 first leg defeat in Kiev. But Les Bleus banished the blues that had descended on their supporters with a remarkable show of resolve. Didier Deschamps’ men took the lead midway through the first half through Mamadou Sakho

and levelled the tie on aggregate when Karim Benzema netted from an offside position on 34 minutes. That strike came shortly after the Real Madrid man had seen a perfectly good goal disallowed, and the controversy continued as Ukraine defender Yevhen Kacheridi was sent off early in the second period. France made their one-man advantage count as an Oleg Gusev own-goal put them ahead in the tie for the first time in the 72nd minute and they saw out the rest of the game to win 3-2 on aggregate. An ecstatic Benzema said: “We qualified in style. The match was tough, we had to turn the situation around - we did it. We had pressure, of course, but we never doubted ourselves - I’m extremely proud. You can see when the fans are superb and behind us like this evening we can raise our game.” Deschamps said, “Four days ago, we were in a bad position but the players were fantastic tonight. I didn’t have doubts but we played a huge match and this qualification is very important for French football. It’s a bit of a tradition that when French teams have their backs against the wall, they perform and we had a lot of heart and determination today.

Ishpreet Singh retains title Dhingra fires sensational 183 break in billiards


UMBAI: Defending champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Bombay Gymkhana fashioned an impressive 3-0 win to retain the sub junior snooker title, in the Malabar Hill Club Maharashtra State Selection Billiards & Snooker Tournament on Wednesday. Favourite Chadha lived up to his reputation with a 51-13, 6131, 65-32 win over Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana in the best-offive frames final. Chadha dominated the contest

between the sparring partners and surged to substantial leads in all three frames that left Saigal little room for a challenge. Sparsh Pherwani of Khar Gymkhana overcame Ali Babul 55-50, 61-20 in the play-off to finish third. Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana was the toast of the day when he fired a sensational break of 183 while prevailing over Elphinstone Cricket Club’s Rayyan Razmi 455-124 for his second win in the elite junior billiards round robin.

MUMBAI: Abeer Arsiwala will lead the Maharashtra Junior Girls team (Under-18) in the AIFF Junior National Football Championships for Girls that begin in Cuttack from November 21 and conclude on December 5. Maharashtra has been placed in Cluster II along with West Bengal, Chandigarh & Mizoram and play their opener game on November 21 against Mizoram. The training camp for the girls was held at Cooperage from November 1, which saw around 80 girls from the different districts of Maharashtra attending the selections. AFC ‘C’ Satara. Team: Abeer Arsiwala (Captain) Komal Deokule (Vice Captain), Snehal Chivekar, Darshana Sanas, Sanam Rathod, Sneha Shinde, Jyotika Singh, Suman Salian. Giselle D’Silva, Radhika Ganega, Namrata Thakur, Tejaswi Mangaonkar, Jai Juvekar, Delfiya Pereira, Kimberly Fernandez, Ayushi Modi, Zarastryn Mistry, Alaia Singh, Karishma Vazirani.

Aryan Goveas in Asian ITF Team

MUMBAI: Mumbai’s 15-yearold Aryan Goveas is the only Indian player from his age group, 16 and under, to be selected into the Asian ITF Touring Team, which will compete in a series of Regional Junior ITF (Under18) tournaments in January 2014. The Team is part of the ITF Development Programme, which is financed by the ITF and the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF). Aryan, who began playing on the ITF (Under-18) international circuit in November 2012 with a tournament in Bangladesh, was ranked 1816. Since then he has risen to below 500 in the rankings, touching 491 in Sept 2013, which resulted in his being selected into the Asian ITF Touring Team. Players who perform well at these regional circuits will then be selected to join an international touring team. The ITF/GSDF touring team programme aims to facilitate talented players make the professional ranks.

Joshi to lead Mumbai

POTTING WELL: Ishpreet Singh.

MUMBAI: Mugdha Joshi will lead Mumbai to play in the One Day Limited Overs League (Elite Group ‘A’) Matches to be played from December 7 to 15 at Kanpur. The squad: Mugdha Joshi (Captain), Sarika Koli, Cheryl Rozario, Apoorva Kokil, Shweta Haranhalli, Prajakta Shirwadkar, Nancy Daruwala, Sulakshana Naik, Sonali Kumbhare, Humera Kazi, Bhakti Tamore, Nirmala Shahi, Shraddha Chavan,Hemali Borwankar & Darshana Pawar.

Chance: Reckless, Quick Fire, Aigaion

2. The Random Harvest Plate 1200 M 2.30 P.M. here are seven races today and 1. Ticker Tape Parade 56 R. Shelar the first starts at 2 p.m. C.D. Ka- 2. Arch Duchess 54.5 S. Zervan trak may lead in two winners 3. Aromatica 54.5 Neeraj Rawal 4. Exactly 54.5 J. Pradeep today: Reckless and Quick Fire. 5. Golden Glory 54.5 Amyn Merchant CARD AND SELECTIONS 6. Reckless 54.5 A. Sandesh Win: Reckless, Aromatica 1. The Star Admiral Plate (Class V) 1200 M 2.00 P.M. 3. The Ballerina Plate (Class IV) 1. New Star 60.5 |I. Pasha 1400 M 3.00 P.M. 2. Brave Fighter 60 A. Sandesh 1. Mauna Kea 60.5 A. Sandesh 3. Vaile Rouge 60 Dashrath Singh 2. Dancing Splendour 56 S. Jodha 4. Neon Light 58 Kavraj Singh 3. Summer Eclipse 55 Dashrath Singh 5. Prince Arius 58 S. Mosin 4. Jen's Glory 54.5 Prabhu Naidu 6. Tuscania 54.5 Amyn Merchant 5. Zoom Zoom 54 Vikram Walkar 7. Ancient Odyessy 49 Neeraj Rawal 6. Argyle Pink 49 Shrikant Kamble Win: Prince Arius, Brave Fighter

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Win: Summer Eclipse, Mauna Kea

4. The Sir Rahimtoola Chinoy Trophy (Class II) 1600 M 3.30 P.M. 1. Sumo 59 B. Nikhil 2. Running Sun 57 J. Chinoy


3. Charlotte Ray (Ire) 54.5 Dashrath Singh 4. The Ministerian 53.5 Fr'co F Dasilva 5. Aigaion 52.5 Neeraj Rawal 6. Mint Approach 50 A. Sandesh Win: Aigaion, Mint Approach 5. The Willow Herb Plate – Div II (Class IV) 1000 M 4.00 P.M.

1. Strategy 59 Sandeep Jadhav 2. Silsila 55.5 Kavraj Singh 3. Oriental Sapphire 55 S. Mosin 4. Small Treasure 54 B. Nikhil 5. Mahima 53.5 R. Shelar 6. Windsor 53.5 |I. Pasha 7. Arabian Glory 51 Altaf Sayyed 8. Sun Hot 50.5 Dharmendar Win: Windsor, Sun Hot 6. The J.V. Shukla-Ashwamitra Trophy (Class III) 1200 M 4.30 P.M. 1. Dancing Prances 59 Dashrath Singh 2. Indian Touch 58 Fr'co F Dasilva 3. Que Sera Sera 58 Kavraj Singh 4. Brindaban 57 Sandeep Jadhav 5. Mykonos 57 A. Sandesh 6. Purple Patch 53.5 Vikram Walkar

7. Super Satin 53 Dharmendar 8. Titleist 53 B. Nikhil 9. Dreamland 49 S. Mosin Win: Mykonos, Supple Satin

7. The Willow Herb Plate – Div I (Class IV) 1000 M 5.00 P.M. 1. Quick Fire 62 A. Sandesh 2. Colourful Prince 61 Neeraj Rawal 3. Gangnam Style 59.5 Vikram Walkar 4. Trisara 59.5 S. Zervan 5. Home Factor 56.5 R. Shelar 6. Arabian Fighter 56 Prabhu Naidu 7. Alecto 55 T. S. Jodha 8. Be Cool 54.5 Satish Nayak 9. Star Fire Boy 50 Dharmendar Win: Quick Fire, Alecto


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WONDERBOY: Prithvi Shaw on his way out to bat for Rizvi Springfield befor his marathon innings of 546 runs against St. Francis D’Assisi at the Azad Maidan. [Inset] Prithvi and his father Pankaj Shaw share a light moment after the end of play.


14-year-old Prithvi Shaw of Rizvi Springfield smashes 546 runs to be the third highest scorer in school cricket

By Neil Joshi


UMBAI: It was a day for a young lad from Rizvi Springfield, Prithvi Shaw to inscribe his name in the record books by becoming the third highest scorer in the cricketing world by smashing a superb 546 runs of only 330 balls against St Francis D’Assisi during the Elite Group match of the Haris Shield cricket tournament at the Azad Maidan on Wednesday. What was amazing is the 14year-old, played the entire knock with ease and poise and creamed the bowlers out of the park. Shaw stood his ground for a marathon six hours during his Herculean knock which included a staggering 85 boundaries and five hits over the fence and all emanated from proper cricketing shots. Shaw, play every ball on its merit which followed the directions of coach Raju Pathak sitting in the tent. However, as the saying goes, ‘Fortune favours the brave’ as Shaw made the most of 16 dropped chances in total. Shaw said. “They dropped some catches. It wasn’t easy for them out there. Some of them were diving catches, so it wasn’t easy. There were all difficult chances.” Resuming on his overnight score of 257, Shaw said he went to the field with a blank mind, not worrying and neither trying to accomplish any record. He said he

had told all his teammates not to remind him about his score as he just wanted to keep on piling on the runs. He knew that his anxiety levels would creep up when he was reaching the 500. However, not withstanding the instructions, his teammates told him he was a shot away from scoring 500 runs. “I didn’t know when I was in the 490’s because I told my teammates not to tell me my score as I was going well and I wanted to play my natural game. My teammates then told me I reached by 500. They cheered for me,” said Shaw. Shaw said what worked for him was the clear instructions from his coach. “Today I was having no plans and I was blank in my mind. My coach just told me to play how I want to. I was just concentrating with the singles and the twos and waiting for the loose balls.” Shaw went on to surpass his fellow teammate of Springfield, Armaan Jaffer who was 13 years

when he earned the record of the third highest scorer in school cricket. Shaw in his stay at the wicket, was involved in a partnership of 619 runs [404 balls] with Satyalash Jain who scored a rapid 164 runs of only 62 balls which included 14 fours and a six to enable their team reach a mammoth score at the end of the day of 991 all out. “He was batting very well and gave me all the support I needed,” said Shaw. They missed surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli’s 664run partnership by 45 runs. Shaw started playing cricket as early as four, and was enrolled in a cricket academy in Virar under Santosh Pingulkar. Shaw said it was his father’s friend who suggested that Prithvi should be enrolled in a coaching camp. “When I was four, I started my cricket. My father didn’t know about cricket, but one of my father’s friend told him to take me to a coaching camp. It was based in Virar. I earlier used to stay in Virar and I was coached by Santosh Pingulkar.” Shaw had scored a century [109 runs] playing in the Kanga League A division match for Parel Sporting against Muslim United Sports Club. Shaw was invited earlier this year to the Bradfield College and the Julian Wood Cricket Academy in England to participate in a cricket and per-

Aussies take aim at England’s bid for history


RISBANE: Australia hope their impregnable record at the Gabba will help them seize early momentum as they bid to stop England completing their best Ashes run in 123 years from today. Michael Clarke's team went down 3-0 just three months ago in England, leaving them in danger of losing four Ashes series in a row -- a fate they have not suffered since 1890. However, Australia now appear more settled and they will also take heart from their performances at Brisbane's Gabba ground, where they are unbeaten in a quarter of a century. Australia have not lost on the famously fast, bouncy pitch since 1988, against a Viv Richards-led West Indies, and England's last win there was under Mike Gatting in 1986. While history favours the hosts, a Brisbane victory by Alastair Cook's England would deal psychological damage to a team trying to rebuild after a long slump. However Australia, strengthening under coach Darren Lehmann, believe they may now be ready to end England's run of wins in 2009, 2010-2011 and earlier this year. England's 3-1 victory in 2010-2011 was their first in Australia for 24 years, pointing to a much tighter contest than the JulyAugust Tests. England did not reach 400 in the last series, yet mastered the Australians with inspired spells in the key moments at Trent Bridge, Lord's, ChesterLe-Street and The Oval. All-rounder Shane Watson, who must overcome a hamstring injury to play in the first Test, believes Australia need test the endurance of England's four-man bowling attack. "That is the way we are going to win the Ashes," Watson said.

sonality development program for two months. Incidentally, he received his reward from the Mumbai Cricket Association who announced him as the skipper of their under 16 team to play in the Vijay Merchant Trophy League starting next month.

SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE OPPOSITION While the city media were awarding accolades to Shaw and his team, rival captain Keval Shah said, “We have our batting to come. There is one more day. We will find an answer,” said Shah. He said that the entire team was amazed at Shaw’s batting brilliance but said that it was their own team’s fault that allowed the Springfield batsman to score 546 runs. “We had 16 dropped chances. Our boys were all over the field. We all were frustrated and that was bound to happen with an innings like this. He batted really well. We all learned a lot here and have a lot to take from an innings like this. We need to play responsible cricket from now on,” said Shah. Brief Scores: St. Francis D’Assisi (Borivali) 92 all out (Azim Salim Shaikh 4 for 20, Sidak Guruinder Singh 4 for 26) trail Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) 991 all out (Prithvi Shaw 546, Satyalash Jain 164; Varun Abhyankar 5/212) by 809 runs.

Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke with the Ashes urn in Brisbane on eve of the first Test match.

"As a batting unit we are going to bat for a long period of time, especially in the first couple of Tests. We will see where they are at physically and mentally. That is one of our biggest goals. "We have no doubt they will keep coming but at what level? We haven't been able to challenge that level. Keep them coming back, get them fatigued and try to keep them that way as well. Don't let them off by batting badly and getting a rest." England are yet to decide on their third seamer to supplement James Anderson and Stuart Broad, but Chris Tremlett, a success on the last Ashes tour here, looks likely to play along with penetrating offspinner Graeme Swann. The tourists also have injury concerns, with first-choice wicketkeeper Matt Prior nursing a calf strain and star batsman Kevin Pietersen needing a cortisone injection for a troublesome knee ahead of his 100th Test.




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By R Eswar


OCHI: After demolishing the West Indies in Sachin Tendulkar’s emotionally draining farewell Test series, the Indian cricket team will look to extend its supremacy in the ODIs as well when the two sides face off in a three-match series starting here tomorrow. The 2-0 whitewash against the Caribbean outfit was the perfect send off for the legendary Tendulkar, who called it quits after serving Indian cricket for nearly a quarter of a century. The emotional curtain call left everyone, including the man of the moment, in tears even taking the focus away from the cricket that was played. The epic farewell is now behind them and the Indians would try and ensure that it is just cricket that is talked about now. The home side already deserves credit for keeping itself focussed on the game in the Tests despite the frenzy surrounding Tendulkar’s retirement. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were clinical, to say the least, in the way they went about their business in the Test series, taking full advantage of the West Indians’ shabby show to wrap up two Tests in a matter of five days.

Last chance for Anand to defend title in World Chess Championship


HENNAI: With four games to go, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will probably have one last chance in the ninth game to defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ongoing World Chess Championship here tomorrow. With eight games gone, Anand is down but still not out. It’s a twogame deficit for the Indian ace and the ninth game would decide the course of the match as Anand plays white tomorrow. Carlsen has been the pick between the two and he appears completely relaxed with his 5-3 lead. It’s a now or never situation for Anand as he has just two white games left. A victory in the ninth game will reduce the deficit to just one point and can unsettle Carlsen who is playing his first serious match. After four draws and two losses, the situation has brewed up before Anand can go for his comeback act. The last two games were the easiest draws. The eighth game was over in just under 75 minutes, giving the impression that Carlsen is also a contented man. Chess pundits had predicted that Anand will try to claw his way back in the match soon after the sixth game loss but the composure on Anand’s face tells a different story.

The Indians start firm favourites in the shorter format too with a batting line-up, which is in intimidatingly good form. Combining Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dahawn in the opening slots has proved to be a masterstroke so far with both scoring heavily in India’s last ODI assignment — the seven-match series against Australia. In fact, Rohit joined the all-Indian club of ODI double-centurions in the last match of that series, smashing a 158-ball 209, which included a record 16 sixes. At number three, India has another aggressor in Virat Kohli, who would be keen to carry on with the fine form. The middleorder has a solid look to it with the likes of Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni himself.Of these, Yuvraj would be keen to make his mark after a rather extended ordinary run with the bat. In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami would be the one to watch out for as he seeks to be India’s newest pace hope after the steady decline of senior pro Zaheer Khan, who has been denied a central contract by the BCCI this year. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, an IPL find, and Jaydev Unadkat complete the pace

quartet for India with R Ashwin and Amit Mishra manning the spin department. Ravindra Jadeja will return to the side after missing the Tests due to a shoulder niggle. For the West Indies, the challenge could not have been bigger after the Test mauling. Darren Sammy would make way for allrounder Dwayne Bravo as captain of the side and the visitors would hope to restore some of the lost pride by coming good in the shorter format. The one man who would hold the key to their fortunes and provide much-needed spark is without doubt the dashing Chris Gayle. Gayle had a nightmarish outing in the Tests and was hardly noticeable. The big-hitting batsman would hope to make his presence felt in the ODIs. A lot would also be expected from the likes of Kieran Powell, Narsingh Deonarine, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin. Given that batting was one area which significantly let the team down during the Tests, the West Indians would do well to sort it out to avoid another thrashing.

Jaydev Unadkat and Virat Kohli on the eve of the first ODI.

OCHI: It would be a mistake to believe that India will enjoy an upper hand against the West Indies in the One-day series just because the Caribbean side has lost the Test series, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. India had won the series 2-0 but Dhoni said it was not an easy task to get that scoreline and the ODI format may actually suit the West Indies cricketers. “The West Indies are a good team. You may say that the Test matches got over on the third day itself and it was easy but it was not. There were situations where we were under pressure and then we had to build a partnership. It was not an easy series as the scorecard suggest. ODI is a different squad “It is important that we take the and this may be suiting them as far as 50-50 overs match,” Dhoni said match with a right frame of mind at the pre-match press conference. and not thinking about whether

the opposition played well or not.” Most of the matches in the ODI series against Australia were high score affairs. Asked if similar scores can be seen in the threematch series against the West Indies, Dhoni said it cannot be predicted at this stage. “It all depends on how the wicket here is going to behave. Before the start it is not easy to say what will be the good score to win a match. We will see how the wicket behaves and then we plan and may be 260 or 280 could be a good score if it becomes flat. The dew factor has also to be taken and then an average of 230 or 240 could be an ideal score.” Dhoni said his players have worked hard on bowling in death overs and hoped that will show on the field gradually.

Saina wins but Kashyap, Sindhu crash out of Hong Kong Open H

ONG KONG: Saina Nehwal advanced to the second round with an easy win but it turned out to be a disappointing day for the Indians overall as Parupalli Kashyap and P V Sindhu failed to cross the first hurdle in the Hong Kong Super Series here today. Looking for her first title of the season, world number seven Saina didn’t break much sweat as she outplayed Indonesia’s Bellaetrix Manuputty 21-14 21-16 in a 34-minute women’s singles match. The 23-year-old Indian will next

take on Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk tomorrow. However, it was curtains for Sindhu and Kashyap in the opening round of the USD 350,000 event, the last Super Series of the season. World number 10 Sindhu lost 16-21 17-21 to second seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in another women’s singles match, while Kashyap suffered a 14-21 1021 defeat at the hands of China’s Zhengming Wang in men’s singles competition. Rising shuttler K Srikanth also crashed out in the

IN BRIEF Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics

NEW DELHI: Long-serving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was retained as the national coach of the men’s Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “The Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce that Mr Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu will be retained as the Chief National Coach of the Indian boxing team till the 2016 Rio Olympics. This decision was taken in consultation with the Sports Authority of India at New Delhi recently,” the IBF, which is currently suspended, said in a statement. Sandhu, under whose guidance India won its first Olympic and World Championships medal through Vijender Singh (75kg), has been with the team for two decades. “I had retired in June this year but I am happy to get an extension. I am satisfied with the terms of my contract because my purpose is to serve Indian boxing,” Sandhu said.

Bhaskaran to be part of Indian hockey team’s coaching staff

Dhoni refuses to under-estimate West Indies



opening round of men’s singles after going down 18-21 14-21 to world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. India’s men’s doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar, too, suffered a similar fate as the duo lost 18-21 19-21 to top seeded Indonesian combo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. Another Indian pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B were also send packing 9-21 15-21 by Russian pair of Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov in a 26-minute match.

NEW DELHI: Hockey India today appointed former Olympic gold-medallist V Bhaskaran as a coach of the men’s national team to work under the recentlyappointed chief coach Terry Walsh. “Bhaskaran has joined the training camp of the senior men’s hockey team at SAI Centre, Bhopal for preparations of the FIH World League Finals in Delhi in January 2014 and the FIH World Cup to be held in The Netherlands next year,” the HI said in a statement. HI Secretary General Narinder Batra felt Bhaskaran’s experience will come in handy for the team. Bhaskaran has coached the team several times, the last time at the 2006 Men’s Hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach.

Tendulkar arrives in Mussoorie after retirement

DEHRADUN: Sachin Tendulkar, who announced his retirement from the international cricket, today arrived in Mussoorie, about 20 kms from here, to spend a quiet vacation with his family. The legendary batsman, accompanied by wife Anjali, headed straight for the hill station soon after landing at Jollygrant Airport in a chartered plane here, airport authority officials said. Tendulkar would be staying at a family friend and business partner Sanjay Narang’s hotel in Mussoorie. Tendulkar had spent a few days in Mussoorie last year also after announcing his retirement from the ODI cricket. The master blaster used to visit this hill station along with his family to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

IOC to discuss return of baseball

TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee will discuss a proposal by Japan and other countries to reinstate baseball and softball in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, its new chief said today. “I’m personally open for more flexibility in the programme of the Olympic Games,” said Thomas Bach, who succeeded Jacques Rogge as IOC president in September. “But I still have to see what my colleagues in the IOC are thinking about this. There must also be consultations with the international federation, he said, referring to the World Baseball and Softball Confederation.”reree


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