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As the city gets all set to vote on Thursday, Neel Shah finds out that Mumbai’s cops are prepared to face any eventuality. See Pg 5

Celebs turn ‘aam aadmi’ All pics by Carol Andrade

By A Staff Reporter


f professed goodwill were all that is required for an election victory, it would seem that the Aam Aadmi Party has already taken Mumbai. Yesterday, on the second last day of campaigning in the North West Constituency, comprising Andheri, Jogeshwari, Oshiwara and Goregaon, a large number of celebs turned out to raise the temperature on an already blistering day and BMC workers at JVPD sporting AAP caps.

they were at it for more than two hours in the hot sub, cajoling, responding, urging people to go out and vote “for change”. They stood on the road dividers mostly, at traffic signals, and waved their signs, sacrificing their identities for a day to submerge them into that of the man on the street. So that it was easy to read and remember – “I am not --------. I am Aam Aadmi'. This unique manifestation of popular mood took place from the Juhu Circle Continued on pg 2 «

A band of boys with the beach behind them.

Left:Vidya Malawade. Above:Moving with the message.


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MUMBAI | TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 All pics by Carol Andrade


Celebs turn aam aadmi

Mona Ambegaonkar I support AAP because it is the only party that clearly understands that without eradicating bribery and goondaism from the government, no development is possible. Plus AAP is the only party that welcomes my participation in governance as an ordinary citizen. The rest just want my vote!

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Suhail Tatari I support AAP because it offers me participative democracy in the true sense rather than just a representative democracy. It is high time I took a decision that is right for my future. Jai Hind. Parmeet Sethi What will I tell my children, that goondas snatched their future and I kept looking on passively? It's time for me to fight. No matter how small or insignificant, I am against the big, corrupt and criminal politicians. That much I promise my kids. What about you?

Raj Zutshi

Renuka Shahane I am a strong supporter of AAP because I believe that power needs to get back in the hands of the common people without any gender, caste or religion bias, and AAP is the only truly secular, non-corrupt political party in India. Vishal Dadlani This is a fight for the nation's survival. India must eradicate communalism, corruption as well as criminality. This movement is not about an individual. WE are the people of India.

Suhail Tatari outside Royal Hotel.

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Ayub Khan near Sohum Spa.

and stretched up to the Masjid in Bandra, and truth be told, they were largely all there. We followed the route, starting with Juhu Circle to ticl them off like classroom attendance, talking to some, just waving to others. And the atmosphere was upbeat and cheery throughout. At many places, bikers, students and motorists reached out to shake hands, accept a cap, pick up a platform or just say good luck. Between Juhu Circle and Sohum Spa, where the road turns towards the defunct Tulip Star Hotel, the people who are famous stood up for Aam Aadmi, the people and the party. At the Juhu Circle itself, perched on the road divider, stood MTV Roadies creator Raghu Ram with a friend, waving his signboard in the heat. It is perhaps one of the worst junctions on the route, filled with angry morotists, impatient bikers and hysterically-semaphoring policemen trying to keep moving the huge volume of traffic pouring in both fromVersova and Lokhandwala in one direction, and from Andheri, Vile Parle and Juhu in the other. Further up, opposite the HSBC Bank, his wife actor Sugandha Ram was adding to the general happiness, while near Sohum, there was Ayub Khan of Uttaran fame. Reportedly, he was earlier offered a ticket from the constituency and was unable to take up the offer. Now he was coming out in support of the candidate Mayank Gandhi and making sure that everyone knew where his heart lay. I “It gives me the hope that the freedom struggle that was fought for the country will no longer be in vain”, he is reported to have said. Ranvir Sheorey was at the Tulip Star junction, also standing on the road divider and waving his banner, waving at people, and giving a television channel sound bytes that looked like turning into a full scale interview. At the other end of the road towards Ramada Inn, Tejaswini Kolhapure said she was standing up because she felt that this was a

Ranvir Sheorey outside Tulip Star.

Tejaswini Kolhapure near Ramada Inn. chance to take the movement against corruption forward. Meanwhile, within sight and sound of the ocean, National Film Award-winning director Hansal Mehta took a little time off to say gravely that the spelling of his name was a mistake, that it was not Hansel. But there was nothing remotely funny about the seriousness with which he approached his job of being the face of the aam aadmi party with Mumbai's iconic beach as a backdrop. Here the temperatures were getting to everyone but he stoutly said he was going to hang on till required. The roll call continued, with Suhail Tatari, the director known for his socially conscious films, including the 2008 film he made on farmer suicides, and Raj Zutshi of Slumdog Millionaire, Lagaan, Once Upon a Time in India etc. The dapper actor seemed untouched by the heat, multi-tasking between passing bikers, drivers and pedestrians to distribute caps and flyers. “ I hope these elections ignite a fire and the storm rages on. Do I think we will win? That's not important”, he says. At Daulat Nagar, where the Juhu Tara road turns into the crowded road leading to Khar, director Ashwini Chaudhury, who has done Dhoop, based upon the Kargil war, stood and talked to people passing by, giving them a thumbs up and accepting greetings. And at the point where the road turned into Linking Road, opposite the Aeroplane Garden, stood Vidya Malvade, the Chak De India girl who stole hearts as she wielded a hockey stick in the film made in 2007. Now she displayed similar grit as she declared, “ I am doing this to exp[ress my anger against corruption, and also because I must be part of the change that I want to see.” And the roll call moved on, with HR professional Harish Iyer of Viacom 18, and singer Bhupinder Singh at the Louis Philippe junction. By this time, it was well past 11.30 and the other posts were abandoned, mainly because everyone went back to Juhu for a press conference. Very likely it is the one campaign that will stick for a long time in the minds of people in the Constituency.

Bhupinder Singh on Linking Road.

Ashwini Chaudhury.

MUMBHAI Vikas Sabnis

No, no! The one who is praising Narendra Modi is not a Sena follower; he is a staunch MNS supporter!

Battle for Mumbai Afternoon Despatch & Courier


By Prashant Hamine

makig desperate bids to woo the minority vote bank and s the campaigning, the slumdwellers. which often bordered This time around attention on the vitriol for battle- is focused on whether the ground Mumbai, draws to a Congress-NCP-led UPA alclose, the narrative was clearly liance manages to retain all centred on the protagonist the six seats they had won in


2009. With the stakes so high, the Congress fielded its vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday and the BJP rounded off the high pitch campaigning for Mumbai with a rally on the same MMRDA ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex a day

MUMBAI NORTH In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Sanjay Nirupam (Congress) had trounced BJP stalwart Ram Naik by a margin of just 5,779 votes in Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency. Then there was Shirish Parkar of the MNS who had bailed him out by splitting the BJP-Shiv Sena vote bank. This time around he has an altogether new and formidable rival in the form of Satish Jain of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Although there are 21 candidates in the fray this time, it is a triangular contest between Nirupam, Gopal Shetty (BJP) and Jain of the AAP. Both the AAP and the Congress-NCP are jostling with each other to woo the minorities and the slumdwellers.


The new localities of Jogeshwari, Dindoshi and Goregaon have also altered the equations in Mumbai North-West, the seat held by Gurudas Kamat (Congress). Kamat had won the seat by defeating his nearest Shiv Sena rival Gajanan Kirtikar by 38,387 votes in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Last time Shalini Thakare (MNS) and Abu Azmi (SP) had ensured the division of votes. Although this time there is no Thakare in the fray, the MNS has fielded Mahesh Manjrekar and taking him on is the starlet Rakhi Sawant of the Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP). Ironically this time around there is no minority candidate in the fray from this constituency. Kamat may have heaved a sigh of relief, but then he has to contend with another formidable opponent in the form of Mayank Gandhi of the AAP. For Kirtikar the headache of the MNS presence in the fray of 14 candi-


For sitting Congress MP Priya Dutt from Mumbai North-Central constituency, the contest does not seem to be the cakewalk it was in 2009. Then, Dutt had retained the seat by defeating her nearest BJP rival Mahesh Jethmalani by a whopping margin of 1.74 lakh votes. Though Shilpa Sarpotdar (MNS) had made Dutt’s task all the more easier by splitting the BJP-Sena vote bank. Although there is no MNS in the fray this time, Dutt has an array of 21 formidable opponents that mainly comprise BJP's Poonam Mahajan, AAP's Phiroze Palkhiwala and Farhan Azmi (SP). The latter being almost embarrassed by the outrageous remarks of his father Abu Azmi holding

MUMBAI NORTH-EAST The sting of losing the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha constituency by a slender margin of just 2,933 votes in 2009 elections hurts BJPs Kirit Somaiya so much that these days he urges his voters to make 2,933 as their password. Sanjay Dina Patil (NCP) had trounced Somaiya by that margin thanks largely to Shishir Shinde (MNS) who had gobbled up precious 1.95 lakh votes in the 2009 elections. This time around, although there is no MNS in the fray of 19 candidates, both Patil and Somaiya have a formidable opponent in Medha Patkar (AAP). The MNS absence from the fray here is baffling considering the fact that it has

later on Monday. Now whose rally has a lasting impact on the psyche of the electorate will only be known as the 96.20 lakh electorate of Mumbai and the 70 lakh electorate of Thane cast their ballot on April 24.

The constituency is a heterogeneous mix of Gujarathi-Marathi middle class and upmarket localities of Borivali, with the minority and slum dominated pockets of Malad, Dahisar and Magathane.The total 17.25 lakh voters include – 9.42 lakh male, 7.82 lakh female and 1 others category voter. There are 1,657 polling stations in the constituency, some of which in Malwani and Pathanwadi area of Malad assembly segment are regarded as sensitive. In 2009, the average polling percentage in this constituency was a dismal 42.6 per cent. The migration of population from Mumbai city district to this constituency in Mumbai North has altered the demographic composition of the electorate.

dates still persists. Besides the fishermen colonies of Versova, Juhu and the slum pockets between Andheri-Jogeshwari belt, the constituency is more known for its home to the Bollywood industry and the Film City in Goregaon East. Kirtikar does admit that the new voter who has moved into the new localities will be tough to get him down to vote on April 24. The constituency has a mix of tinsel town, middle class localities of Goregaon, Jogeshwari and Dindoshi. The total of 17.25 lakh voters includes 9.61 male and 7.64 lakh female voters. There are 1,686 polling stations in the constituency, some of which are in areas of Jogeshwari West, Jogeshwari East, Dindoshi and have sensitive polling stations. The voting percentage in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections was just 44.06 per cent.



96.2 LAKH VOTERS WILL CHOOSE FROM 116 CANDIDATES ON APRIL 24 Mumbaikars might well ponder over the fact that in 2009, they polled a dismal voting percentage of just 41.40 per cent as against the third phase aggregate of 44.81 per cent. Thane also did not fare better with the aggregate vot-

ing percentage in 2009 was just 40.79 per cent. Considering the first and second phase polling percentages clocked a 60 per cent average this time, one hopes Mumbaikars do not disappoint the rest of the country.

MUMBAI SOUTH-CENTRAL How the division of the BJPSena votes worked in favour of the Congress-NCP alliance in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections is amply demonstrated in Mumbai SouthCentral Lok Sabha constituency. Sitting Congress MP Eknath Gaikwad who is vying for a hattrick victory, had in 2009, defeated his nearest Sena rival Suresh Gambhir by a margin of 75,706 votes, thanks to the 1.08 lakh votes polled by then MNS candidate Shewta Parulkar who has since joined Sena again. This time around Gaikwad faces multi-cornered challenge from Rahul Shewale (Sena), Aditya Rajan Shirodkar (MNS) and Sundar Balakrishnan of AAP. However the contest here appears to be more between Gaikwad, Shewale and Balakrishnan. Everybody here seems to be vying to woo the slumdwellers of 'Asias largest slum' Dharavi. Besides this, the constituency which largely falls under Mumbai City district, com-

prises two assembly segments of Anushakti Nagar (NCP) and Chembur (Congress) that are in Mumbai Suburban district. In 2009 Assembly elections, the MNS had given a bloody nose to the Sena by bagging the Mahim seat wherein lies the Sena Bhavan at Dadar falls. The total of 14.08 lakh voters, includes 7.73 lakh male, 6.34 female and 20 Other category voters. There are 1,563 polling stations in this constituency of which those in Dharavi, Anushakti and Chembur areas are considered as sensitive booths. The voting percentage in this constituency in 2009 was just 39.5 per,cent.

MUMBAI SOUTH sexually assaulted women equally guilty as their perpetrators. The constituency does comprise sizeable minority vote bank in Bandra, Chandivali, Kurla and Kalina. The area also has a sizeable area of upmarket localities of Vile Parle West and middle class Maharashtrian voters in Vile Parle East, Kurla and Bandra East. The total electorate of 16.96 lakh voters comprises 9.45 male, 7.50 lakh female and 4 other category voters. There are 1,718 polling stations in the constituency, some of which in the areas of Kalina, Kurla are known to be sensitive polling stations. The aggregate polling percentage in this constituency in 2009 was a dismal 39.52 per cent.

won three Assembly segments of Bhandup West, Vihroli and Ghatkopar West. An activist by prefession who has worked for the poor, Patkar vies for support amongst the slum pockets of Vikhroli, Bhandup, Ghatkopar East and Mankhurd Shivajinagar. The constituency is also dotted with new localities coming up in Mulund, Vikhroli and Bhandup areas. The total voter population in this constituency is 16.29 lakh and includes 9.02 lakh male, 7.26 lakh female and 69 Other category voters. There are 1,640 polling booths in the constituency. The voting percentage in this constituency in 2009 was 42.46 per cent.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Mumbai South constituency sitting MP Milind Deora (Congress) had defeated his nearest MNS rival Bala Nandgaonkar by a margin of 1.12 lakh votes, relegating Sena candidate Mohan Rawale to the third position with 1.46 lakh votes. This time also Deora faces his arch rival Bala Nandgaonkar. While his other rival of 2009, Meera Sanyal is now a formidable AAP candidate. Considering the fact that the constituency has a sizeable pocket of slumdwellers in Colaba, minority community pockets in Byculla area and the textile mill areas of Mahalaxmi and surroundings, the CPI has fielded Prakash Reddy. The constituency also houses the upmarket localities of Malabar Hill and Worli seaface, home to the rich and powerful. Although there are 20 candidates in the fray here, this time around the main contest is still between Deora and Nandgaonkar, with a challenge being thrown at them by Sena’s Arvind

Sawant and Sanyal. The latter is assiduously wooing the minority and slum pockets. The total voters in this constituency are 14.37 lakhs, of which 8.04 lakh are male, 6.33 lakh female and 15 Other category voters. There are 1,546 polling stations of which those in the Byculla area are considered sensitive. This time around here the decisive factor here will be which way the sizeable Maharashtrian, Gujarathi, Marwai and Jain community voters vote. In 2009 Lok Sabha elections the aggregate polling percentage in this constituency was 40.37 per cent.



THANKSGIVING Thank you St. Jude for the favour granted. O holy St jude Apostle & Martyr great in virtue & rich in miracles near kinsman of Jesus christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart & humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance Help me in my present urgent petition in return I promise to make your name known & cause you to be invoked .Say Our father three Hail Mary & three glory be's St jude pray for us & all who invoke your aid AMEN. Sonal Patel C-287 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. KKJ C-2999


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Afternoon Despatch & Courier

I have changed my name from Junaid Barkat Ali Choudhary, to ‘Junaid Barkat Ali Chaudhary’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 19/04/2014. C-3011 I have changed my name from Mohammed Ramzan Munshi, to ‘Mohammed Ramzan Munshi Shinganchi’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 19/04/2014. C-3012

CHANGE OF NAME I, Masood Ahmed Zubair Ahmed, have changed my name to Masood Ahmed Mohammad Zubair as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3000

I have changed my name from Mohd Ashfaque Mohd Mastan, to ‘Mohd Ashfaque Mohd Mastan Shaikh’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 19/04/2014. C-3013 I have change my name from Manubhai Narayan Jadeja to Manubhai Narayanji Jadeja as per Affidavit dated 21.04.2014. C-3014

I have changed my name from Pallavibahen Bhagvatilal Shah alias Pallaviben Bhagwatilal Shah to Pallavi Vasant Shah as per Affidavit No: KU 811995. C-3001

I have changed my name from Sanjaykumar Gokaldas Shah to Sanjay Gokaldas Shah as per Affidavit. C-3015

I have changed my name from Asgar Khan to Jamal Mohammed as per Affidavit No: KU 811996. C-3002

I have changed my name from Dwijendra Onkarnath Tiwari to Dwijendranath Onkarnath Tiwari as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-100177. C-3016

I have changed my name from Vasantkumar Sumanchandra Shah to Vasant Sumanchandra Shah as per Affidavit No: KU 811994 C-3003

I have changed my name from Kiransingh Manoharsingh Guransinghani to Kiransingh Manoharsingh Gurnasinghani as per Affidavit. C-3017

I have changed my name from Dhanvanti Dinesh Gohil to Dhanu Dinesh Gohil as per Affidavit. C-3004

I have changed my name from Laxmandas Metharam to Laxmandas Metharam Jagesha as per Affidavit. C-3018

We (1) Mahesh Sitaldas Hansrajani and (2) Mrs. Namrata Mahesh Hansrajani, parents of our son Dinesh alias Drish Mahesh Hansrajani, have changed his name to Drish Mahesh Hansrrajani, residing at 17, Sunrise Society, 19th Khar Road, Mumbai-400 052 as per Affidavit dtd. 17-4-2014. C-3005

I have changed my name from Surendra Kaur Kiransingh Gurnasinghani to Surinderkaur Kiransingh Gurnasinghani as per Affidavit. C-3019

I have changed my name from Ansari Shabbir s/o Mohamed Abdul Hai Ansari to Shabbir Shaikh s/o Abdul Hai Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 28/03/2014. C-3006 I have changed my name from Mehraz Sirajuddwlla Shaikh, to ‘Mehraj Sirajuddwlla Shaikh’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 15/04/2014. C-3007 I have changed my name from Ashok Kumar Narayan Das Vohra, to ‘Mr. Ashok Narayan Das Vohra’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 10/04/2014. C-3008 I have changed my name from Mohammed Salim Mohammed Ayyub, to ‘Mohammed Salim Mohammed Ayyub Khan’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 10/04/2014. C-3009 I have changed my name from Mohammed Asif Mohammed Nisar, to ‘Mohammed Asif Mohammed Nisar Shaikh’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-42914) Dated: 03/01/2013. C-3010

I Abhishek with Indian Passport number F4769024 have changed my name to Abhishek Sagar as per Affidavit dated 20/4/2014. C-3020 I have changed my name from Nitin Rasiklal Shah to Nitinkumar Rasiklal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit Dated 17.04.2014 C-3021 I have changed my name from Rahimtulla Alias Imtiyaz Mandlik to Rahimtulla Mandlik as per deed poll Affidavit. C-3022

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 I Nelson Rohan D’silva have changed my name to Nelson D’silva as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22-04-14 C-3027 I Mr. Madhukant Meghjibhai Kanani have changed my name to Mr. Madhu Meghjibhai Kanani as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 11/04/14 C-3028 I Preeti Harkishandas Shah have changed my name to Priti Ajay Shah as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 17/04/14 C-3029 I Manishya Makwana have changed my name to Manisha Makwana as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/02/14 C-3030 I Ranjanben Parshottam Makwana have changed my name to Mrs. Jagruti Durgesh Engineer as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 19/04/14 C-3031 I Pravinchandra Damodar Mehta have changed my name to Pravin Damodar Mehta as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 17/04/14 C-3032 I Bhartiben Pravin Mehta have changed my name to Bharti Pravin Mehta as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 17/04/14 C-3033 I Vinodbhai Nagindas Shah have changed my name to Vinodchandra Nagindas Shah as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 17/04/14 C-3034 I Milan Kumar Babulal Masalia have changed my name to Milan Babulal Masalia as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/04/14 C-3035 I Nilam Damjibhai Satra have changed my name to Neelam Dharmesh Bauva as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3036 I Ushaben Raishi Shah have changed my name to Usha Khushal Karia as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3037 I Hiteshkumar Jadavji Sejpal have changed my name to Hitesh Jadavji Sejpal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3038 I Punam Pratapkumar Ganatra have changed my name to Poonam Hitesh Sejpal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3039

I have changed my name from Rehmatulla Mandlik to Rahimtulla Mandlik as per deed poll Affidavit. C-3023

I A Sahaya Malar Mathi have changed my name to Sahaya Malar Mathi Thangadurai Nadar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3040

I have changed my name from Nabilabanu Usmanbhai Moriya to Nabila Anas Selia as per deed poll Affidavit. C-3024

I Rohit K. Thangadurai have changed my name to Rohit Thangadurai Nadar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3041

I have changed my name from Amhan Abdul Latif Khan to Aman Abdul Latif Khan as per deed poll Affiavit dated 21/04/2014. C-3025

I Sahaya Malar Mathi have changed my name to Sahaya Malar Mathi Nadar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3042

I have changed my name from Shirin Md. Manzarul Imam to Shirin Zahid as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-77385) C-3026

I K Thangadurai have changed my name to Thangadurai Nadar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3043

I Krishnan Thangathurai Nadar have changed my name to Thangadurai Krishnan Nadar As Per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3044 I T. Ronish have changed my name to Ronish Thangadurai Nadar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3045 I Banu have changed my name to Roshan Banu Sadikmeeran as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3046 I Pandiya Rajan have changed my name to Rajan Nadar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3047 We Mr. Waqaruddin Khan & Mrs. Shagufta Khan have changed our minor son’s name from Mohamed Hanaduddin Khan to Hamaduddin Khan as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3048 I Shainaz have changed my name to Shainaz Achrekar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3049 I Affan Ahmed have changed my name to Affan Ahmed Ansari as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3050 I Sabira Mohammed Ayub Shaikh have changed my name to Sabira Salim Mahimwala as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3051 I Santosh Parmanand Sangai have changed my name to Santosh Devi Parmanand Sangai as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3052 I Dipak Shrikande have changed my name to Deepak Shirkonde as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3053 I Laxmi Shrikande have changed my name to Laxmi Shirkonde as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-3054 I have changed my name from “Ahilya Narayan Dabholkar” to “ Snehal Surendra Vaiude ” as per Affidavit dated 21st April’ 2014. C-3055 I have changed my name from “Mohamed Shoaib Shaikh” to “Shoaib Shaikh” as per Affidavit dated 21st April’ 2014. C-3056 I have changed my name from “Elfrerd Alsa Menezes” to “Wilfred Alexander Menezes” as per Affidavit dated 21st April’ 2014. C-3057 I have changed my name from “Alfrerd Alsa Menezes” to “Alfred Alexander Menezes” as per Affidavit dated 21st April’ 2014. C-3058 I have changed my name from “Elisa Alsa Menezes” to “Aliza Alexander Menezes” as per Affidavit dated 21st April’ 2014. C-3059 I have changed my name from Mrs. 'Hanifa Mohamed Saeed' to Mrs. 'Hanifa Mohammed Saeed Sarkhot' as per Affidavit dated 19.04.2014. C-3060

I have changed my name from Aftab Anwar Mohamed Ahmed to Aftab Anwar Mohammed Ahmed Shamshi as per Affidavit dated: 21/04/2014 C-3061 I have changed my name from Begamabai to Begamabai Mohammed Ahmed Shamshi as per Affidavit dated: 21/04/2014 C-3062 I have changed my name from reshma Nanik Harchandani to Kareena Sumesh Raisinghani as per Affidavit C-3063 I have changed my name from Somesh Ganshyam Raisinghani to Sumesh Ghanshyam Raisinghani as per Affidavit C-3064 I have changed my name from Javid Khan to Mohammed Javid Khan as per Affidavit C-3065 I have changed my name from Nitin Kumar Pandey to Nitin Sunil Pandey as per Affidavit C-3066 I have changed my name from Sapna Sunil Roy to Tasneem Tasadduk Ahmed as per Affidavit C-3067 I have changed my name from Berthlomen Micheal Rebeiro to Berthilomen Michael Rebeiro as per Affidavit C-3068 I have changed my name from Berthlome Rebeiro to Berthilomen Rebeiro as per Affidavit C-3069 I have changed my name from Mohammed Obaid Naved Ghadiyali to Mohammed Obaid Mohammed Naved Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3070 I have changed my name from Dnyanesh Shivram Gawade to Dnyaneshwar Shivram Gawade as per Affidavit C-3071 I have changed my name from Mohamad Haroon to Mohammad Haroon Ansari as per Affidavit C-3072 I have changed my name from M. Imran A. Qaiyum Momin to Imran Abdul Qayyum Ansari as per Affidavit C-3073 I have changed my name from Muhammad Maroof Rangrez to Maruf Ahmed Rangrez as per Affidavit C-3074 I have changed my name from Mehboob Aalam Rangrez to Mahboob Alam Rangrez as per Affidavit C-3075 I have changed my name from Shaikh Ansar to Shaikh Ansar Ahmed as per Affidavit C-3076 I have changed my name from Mo. Faruque Telee to Mohammad Faruque Nirban as per Affidavit C-3077

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Continues diatribe against Rahul, disputes UPA govt claims of progress, and announces that he misses the late Bal Thackeray Pics: Sushil Kadam | ADC

L to R: Gopinath Munde, Uddhav Thackeray, Narendra Modi and Ramdas Athavale, waving to the large crowds (right) that assembled at the MMRDA Grounds in BKC, yesterday evening.

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aunching a counter-offensive against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's talk about the poor, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused him of indulging in Poverty Tourism. Addressing a mammoth election rally at the BKC MMRDA grounds yesterday, he said, “Just like people visit

Continued from pg 1 « 1) Additional CP (South) Krishna Prakash: The police is completely prepared to prevent any untoward incident on the day when Mumbaikars go for voting on April 24. In this regard, the police have launched a drive to take p re ve n t i ve measures against the criminals on record and increase security at polling booths in the South Region. Action against drug peddlers as well as bootleggers in the slums, who can influence the lower income voters, is taken and a detailed record of such people is maintained. Request has been made to the Election Commission to deploy few women at every polling booth. These women will check the faces of burkha-clad females and veiled women to avoid double voting. The police will take strict action against people who would ride the voters to the polling booth in their vehicles. This might influence the voters. 2) Additional CP (Central) Madhukar Pandey: Yes, my region is completely prepared to tackle any untoward

Taj Mahal as tourists, Rahul Gandhi visits the homes of poor for photo opportunity.” He termed the Congressled UPA Government claim that they have uplifted 15 crore people out of poverty as an eyewash, having cleverly raised the poverty line leaving the poor where they were. He said that while Rahul Gandhi gets joy out of thinking about poverty, for him the

thought of poverty gives sleepless nights. In a sarcastic jibe at the UPA government, he termed it as the motherson government. Instead of referring Rahul Gandhi as Shezada, Modi referred to him as Rahul Bhaiyya. Commenting about a UPA Government claim of making slum-free India, he wanted to know what had happened to that slogan.

ties and the offices of Bollywood big-shots. Considering this, tabs on such personalities are being kept, wherein ements, is a hot-bed for they can influence the voters. crimes. Considering this, the If any such tactics are played police has taken stern action by the political parties, strict against the criminals on action will be taken. record and the crimi5) Addtional CP (North) nals associ- Brijesh Singh: The police is ated with 100 per cent prepared to face the under- any law and order problems world gangs. on April 24. The cops are folThe police lowing the list of rules prohas kept an vided by the Election eagle's eye Commission. In the checking on Nilesh drive, the police were able to Paradkar alias Shatlya and seize maximum weapons in his activities. He is a hardcore the north regangster affiliated with the gion. RanChhota Rajan gang. His presdomisation ence could create problems of police will or he might try to threaten take place, the candidates or the voters all the police of some pockets. from each police sta4) Additional CP (West) tion will be Milind Bharambe: I am deployed in damn sure that my region is the jurisdiction of police stacompletely tions other than the ones prepared to they are attached to. Police tackle any has identified some pockets, s i t u a t i o n which can see trouble before during the or on the voting day. In this voting day. regard, the police has inAny prob- creased the security in such lems from pockets. Preventive action any person, has been taken against the regardless of people who have created his being influential, will be problems during past electaken head-on. The west re- tions. gion has maximum celebri-

Police ready for 24th incident before or on the voting day. With regard to the pre-voting measures, in the central region the police has executed several unaccounted c a s h seizures, which could have been used to dist r i b u t e among voters. The police has adhered to the Election Commission's list with regard to the security and preventive measures. Chapter proceedings are conducted on the trouble-makers and the criminals on record. Every day, the police is conducting a flag march...sometimes twice a day, in the region to show the strength of the police. 3) Additional CP (Local Arms) and (East) Vijay Chavan: Police personnel from the east region are completely prepared. Though I have an additional charge of the region, I keep an update on every small activity of police actions and preparations for the elections. The region, having several anti-social el-

Lashing out at the UPA, he said that whenever the opposition raises questions of jobs, price rise, the Congress raises the bogey of secularism. Commenting upon the railway infrastructure of Mumbai, he said that he would give emphasis on modernisation, maximum capacity utilisation and special package for Mumbai.

Terming the Congress led UPA government manifesto as charter of deceit, he questioned it's slogan of giving 10 crore jobs. Referring to the Rs.1,000 crore Nirbhaya fund, Modi said that not a single paisa was spent, terming it as cheating. In a bid to strike a dialogue with 18 to 28 year old youths, he said that the HSC exam of any youth is life making changing event. He said a minor slip up can destabilise the life and career. Modi called upon the youth to elect a stable government to secure their own future.

Correcting his previous mistake, Modi began his speech in chaste Marathi and admitted that he missed the late Sena patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray. Addressing the rally, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray criticised Congress led UPA government of treating Mumbai as a hen that laid the golden egg, without anything in return. Referring to Congress slogan of 25 per cent reservation for women in police force, he said the government kept quite over the humiliation of women cops at Azad Maidan.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Ali Abust Azmi to Ali Ausat Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3078 I have changed my name from Umeshkumar Ramesh Jaiswal to Umesh Ramesh Jaiswal as per Affidavit C-3079 I have changed my name from Harshadkumar Sunderlal Panchal to Harshad Sunderlal Panchal as per Affidavit C-3080 I have changed my name from Muraleedharan Padiparathi Gangadharakurup Nair to Muralidharan Nair as per Affidavit C-3081 I have changed my name from Gill Nishan Singh Gyansingh to Manjeet Singh Gyan Singh Gill as per Affidavit C-3082 I have changed my name from Sami Khan to Sami Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit C-3083 I have changed my name from Harish Shankar Shah to Harish Shankar Bhanushali as per Affidavit C-3084 I have changed my name from Vinita Harish Shah to Vinita Harish Bhanushali as per Affidavit C-3085 I have changed my name from Benny Lobo to Vinita Harish Bhanushali as per Affidavit C-3086 I have changed my name from Vanitha Ravi Shetty to Vanita Ravi Shetty as per Affidavit C-3087 I have changed my name from Vanitha Shetty to Vanita Shetty as per Affidavit C-3088 I have changed my name from Pauline Lobo to Vanita Ravi Shetty as per Affidavit C-3089 I have changed my name from Shivprasad Chhagulal to Shivprasad Chhagulal Chudhry as per Affidavit C-3090 I have changed my name from Hilal Ahmed Mohamed Anwar to Hilal Ahmed Mohamed Anwar Ansari as per Affidavit C-3091 I have changed my name from Abdul Shakoor Abdul Sattar to Abdul Shakoor Abdul Sattar Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3092 I have changed my name from Amol Vitthal Vaghre to Amol Vitthal Chavan as per Affidavit C-3093 I have changed my name from Anup Raveendran to Anup Raveendran Menon as per Affidavit C-3094 I have changed my name from Ankeshkumar Jaysukhlal Prajapati to Ankesh Dansuclal as per Affidavit C-3095 I have changed my name from Mohahammea Ali Waris Hussain to Mohammed Ali Waris Hussain Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3096

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I have changed my name from Karunakaran Laxmirajan to Karunakaran Laxmirajan Kodari as per Affidavit C-3116

I have changed my name from Rupesh Eknath Puralkar to Rupesh Eknath Gaonkar as per Affidavit C-3135

I have changed my name from Kundanmalji Bhabhutmal Jain to Kundanmal Bhabhutmal Jain as per Affidavit C-3117

I have changed my name from Shakuni Vijayan Panicker to Vijayan Panicker as per Affidavit C-3136

I have changed my name from Sophi Shivshankar Nirmal to Sofi Shivshankar Nirmal as per Affidavit C-3118

I have changed my name from Rama Panicker to Rama Vijayan Panicker as per Affidavit C-3137

I have changed my name from Nizarbhai Babubhai Pirani to Nizar Babubhai Pirani as per Affidavit C-3100

I have changed my name from Tarik Ahmed to Tarique Ahmed Nasir Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3119

I have changed my name from Chandan Kumar Sharma to Chandan Subhash Sharma as per Affidavit C-3138

I have changed my name from Nikitha Rajshekhar Kotian to Nikhita Raajshekhar Kotian as per Affidavit C-3101

I have changed my name from Nasir Ahmed Abdul Jabbar to Nasir Ahmed Abdul Jabbar Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3120

I have changed my name from Deep Vinod Sumaria to Deep Vinod Sumariya as per Affidavit C-3139

I have changed my name from Rajshekhar Ram Kotian to Raajshekhar Ram Kotian as per Affidavit C-3102

I have changed my name from Mumtaj Begum Nasir Ahmed to Mumtaz Nasir Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3121

I have changed my name from Jayashre Rajshekhar Kotian to Jayshree Raajshekhar Kotian as per Affidavit C-3103

I have changed my name from Vidhya Dilip Patil to Vidya Mandar Pawaskar as per Affidavit C-3122

I have changed my name from Kamaljit Singh to Kamaljit Singh Badwal as per Affidavit C-3104

I have changed my name from Ramesh Gajingi to Ramesh Gajengi as per Affidavit C-3123

I have changed my name from Sukhhbinder Surender Singh to Sukhvinder Kaur Badwal as per Affidavit C-3105

I have changed my name from Bhulabhai Tandel to Bula Soma as per Affidavit C-3124

I have changed my name from Kalpanaben Manji Chabhhiya to Kalpana Arvind Rudani as per Affidavit C-3143

I have changed my name from Sunith Narayan Anchan to Sunita Narayan Anchan as per Affidavit C-3106

I have changed my name from Kamini Krishna Mayanayar to Diksha Dinesh Rane as per Affidavit C-3125

I have changed my name from Gafoor Ibrahim Muslim to Gafoor Ibrahim Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3144

I have changed my name from Chandran Punmonth to Chandran Punmonth Nambiar as per Affidavit C-3107

I have changed my name from Kamlesh Rajkumar Khatwani to Kamlesh Raju Khatwani as per Affidavit C-3126

I have changed my name from Latheef Basha Syed to Lathif Badshah Sayed as per Affidavit C-3145

I have changed my name from Pinky Uttamchand Jain to Deepika Pravesh Solank as per Affidavit C-3108

I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar to Vinod Kumar Punia as per Affidavit C-3127

I have changed my name from Amjad Iqbal to Shaikh Amjad Iqbal as per Affidavit C-3097 I have changed my name from Shaikh Firdos Sultan Mehboo Qureshi to Shaikh Firdous Amjad as per Affidavit C-3098 I have changed my name from Mohammed Faruque Usman Gani Mansuri to Mansuri Mohammed Farooq Usman Gani as per Affidavit C-3099

I have changed my name from Mahamadrafi Issaq Shaikh to Rafiq Issaq Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3109

I have changed my name from John Nicholas Rodrigues to John Nicolau Rodrigues as per Affidavit C-3128

I have changed my name from Dhirajkumar Ramashray Pathak to Dhiraj Ramashray Pathak as per Affidavit. C-3110

I have changed my name from John Rodrigues to John Nicolau Rodrigues as per Affidavit C-3129

I have changed my name from Shaila Shrikant Kore to Sheela Shrikant Kore as per Affidavit C-3111

I have changed my name from Maria to Domingo Maria De Souza. as per Affidavit C-3130

I have changed my name from Niteshkumar Kapoorchand Parmar to Nitesh Kapoorchand Parmar as per Affidavit C-3112

I have changed my name from Noorjahanbegam to Noorjahan Shakil Ahmed Hashmi as per Affidavit C-3131

I have changed my name from Rajeev Kapurchand Parmar to Nitesh Kapurchand Parmar as per Affidavit C-3113

I have changed my name from Paravin to Pravin Somappa Karkera as per Affidavit C-3132

I have changed my name from Pramila Nitesh Parmar to Premlata Nitesh Parmar as per Affidavit C-3114 I have changed my name from Vaishaliben Jayantilal Mistry to Vaishali Jayantilal Mistry as per Affidavit C-3115

I have changed my name from Syed Nowshad Ajimunnisa to Syed Azimunissa Naushad as per Affidavit C-3133 I have changed my name from Shobhanaben Jayantilal Gandh to Shobha Jayantilal Gandhi as per Affidavit C-3134

I have changed my name from Krishnappa Sudappa Poojari to Krishna Sudappa Poojari as per Affidavit C-3140 I have changed name from Mullangath Aneesh Mk Ashokan to Mullangath Aneesh Ashokan as per Affidavit C-3141 I have changed my name from Harshad Suresh Chauhan to Harshad Suresh Chavan as per Affidavit C-3142

I have changed my name from Dinesh Ramji Gajara to Dinesh Ramji Gajra as per Affidavit C-3146

I have changed my name from Mrs. Feroza Mohammed Asif Shaikh to Mrs.Firoza Bano Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3154 I have changed my name from Mrs. Firoza Banu Mohammed Asif Shaikh to Mrs.Firoza Bano Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3155 I have changed my name from Mr. Aryaz Ejaz Ahmed Khan to Mr. Ayaz Ejaz Khan as per Affidavit C-3156 I have changed my name from Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Khan to Mr. Ejaz Khan as per Affidavit C-3157 I have changed my name from Mrs. Naseem Bano Shabbir Patel to Mrs. Naseem Shabbir Patel as per Affidavit C-3158 I have changed my name from Mr. Khan Adnan Rizwan to Mr. Adnan Rizwan Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit C-3159 I have changed my name from Miss. Khan Fatima Rizwan Ahmad to Mrs. Fatima Rizwan Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit C-3160 I have changed my name from Mrs. Rafaat Bano Rizwan Ahmad Khan to Mrs. Rafat Bano Rizwan Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit C-3161 I have changed my name from Mrs. Rafat Banu Rizwan Khan to Mrs. Rafat Bano Rizwan Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit C-3162 I have changed my name from Rajaraman Shriram to Shriram Rajaraman as per Affidavit C-3163 I have changed my name from Josbi Nandkumar Ramrao to Joshi Nandkumar Ramrao as per Affidavit C-3164

I have changed my name from Bharti Dinesh Gajara to Bharti Dinesh Gajra as per Affidavit C-3147

I have changed my name from Raziya Bano Bint Vakil Ahmad to Raziya Sameer Chunchun as per Affidavit C-3165

I have changed my name from Basheer Moulana Shaikh to Bashir Moulana Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3148

I have changed my name from Miss Susheel Adevee Deshraj Varma to Miss Sushila Deshraj Varma as per Affidavit C-3166

I have changed my name from Kinjalben Pravinkumar to Kinjal Rahul Patel as per Affidavit C-3149 I have changed my name from Mr.Mohamed Asif Shaikh to Mr.Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3150 I have changed my name from Mr. Asif Bashamiya Shaikh to Mr.Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3151 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammad Asif Shaikh to Mr.Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3152 I have changed my name from Ms. Feroza Bano Hasanali Sheikh to Mrs.Firoza Bano Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3153

I have changed my name from Shilpa Mohan to Shilpa Mohanan Kottilingel as per Affidavit. C-3167 I have changed my name from Jayalatha Odatte Appukuttan to Jaya Mohanan Kottilingel as per Affidavit. C-3168 I have changed my name from Varsha Purushottam Raut to Nikita Nitin Patil as per Affidavit. C-3169 I have changed my name from Shubhada Vinayak Deshpande to Shubha Ramchandra Bondre as per Affidavit. C-3170 I have changed my name from Ashraf Ali Maqsood Ali to Ashraf Ali Maqsood Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit C-3171

I have changed my name from Shankarlal Bhagwandas Kukreja to Shanker Bhagwandas Kukreja as per Affidavit C-3172 I have changed my name from Kapil Kumar Hundraj Dhameja to Kapil Hundraj Dhameja as per Affidavit C-3173 I have changed my name from Chanderlal Pribhdas Gandhi to Chander Pribhdas Gandhi as per Affidavit C-3174 I have changed my name from Rajiv Gulabsingh Rajput to Rajiv Kumar Rajput as per Affidavit C-3175 I have changed my name from Roopali Sohanraj Kothari to Rupali Rajiv Rajput as per Affidavit C-3176 I have changed my name from Krupali Rajesh Dange & Krupali Bhoorabhai Nandha to Krupali Dange as per Affidavit C-3177 I have changed my name from Ali Ahmed Ali Murtuza to Ali Ahmed Ali Murtuza Idrisi as per Affidavit C-3178 I have changed my name from Mohmed Tusif Mohamed Tuky to Mohammad Tousif Shekh as per Affidavit C-3179 I have changed my name from Sarvotham Moorthy to Sarvottam Kalinga Murthy As per Affidavit C-3180 We Mr.Mohammed Asif Shaikh and Mrs. Firoza Bano Mohammed Asif Shaikh has changed our daughter name from Ashmira Mohammed Asif Shaikh to Ashmeera Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affdavit C-3181 We-Mr.Mohammed Asif Shaikh and Mrs. Firoza Bano Mohammed Asif Shaikh has changed our daughter name from Nameerah Naaz Mohammed Asif Shaikh to Nameera Naaz Mohammed Asif Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-3182 I have changed my name from Ashok Kumar Gupta to Ashok Rajaram Gupta as per Affidavit C-3183 I have changed my name from Narayanayya Shreemathi to Shrimati Sarvottam Murthy as per Affidavit C-3184 I have changed my name from Mahfooz Ahmed Quraishi to Mahfooz Ahmed Qureshi as per Affidavit C-3185 We Rajendra Shah and my Wife Usha shah have changed our minor sons's name Nandan Rajendrabhai to Nandan Rajendra Shah as per Affidavit dated: 19 April 2014 C-3186 I have changed my name from Shrushti Rajendrakumar to Shrushti Rajendra Shah as per Affidavit dated: 19 April 2014 C-3187 I have changed my name from Utsav Rajendrakumar to Utsav Rajendra Shah as per Affidavit dated: 19 April 2014 C-3188

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ore than 100 residents of Chembur, yesterday, attended a public hearing on the proposal to declare the area as a heritage precinct. After two years, the review committee, constituted by the Municipal Commissioner under the chairmanship of Dinesh K. Afzulpurkar, have resolved to finally make a decision. The final decision will lead to the old buildings in Chembur to be tagged as 'heritage sites', rendering the owners unable to redevelop their structures.B.K. Mhatre, a resident from Chembur said, “Last week also there was a public hearing held, but there was no such decision taken. As seen, Chembur does not have any such historical importance and it is not qualified to be declared as a heritage precinct. It doesn't have any historical importance.”As per the letter sent to the residents on July 31, 2012 by the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) the Chembur precinct

is located to the south-west of the Chembur railway station, wherein, it is surrounded by the Beggars' Home near the R.C. Marg, V.N. Purav Road (Sion Trombay Road) on the south, Subash Nagar Ghatla village on the east and M.G. Acharya Road on the north. Chembur precinct consists of three sub-precincts namely Chembur Gaothan, Old Chembur and St Anthony's Society. According to the residents of Chembur, their precinct has not been graded which clearly states that nothing has

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The heritage study was conducted during 2005-2007 and complied on July 31, 2012. The Chembur precinct is ungraded as confirmed by the High Court order on March 27, 2014. It also stated that any ungraded precinct can only be Grade III (comprises buildings and precincts of importance for town scape, they evoke architectural aesthetic or sociological interest.) been finalised in spite of which they are not being permitted to redevelop our buildings. The proposed list has 66 buildings and conservation areas from the Eastern suburbs as supplement to the existing Heritage List:


Missing toddler found dead in open nullah By Suresh Golani


ragedy struck the Bhagat family in Bhayandar when the body of their missing six-year-old son was found in an open nullah near their tenement early on Monday morning. The youngest of three siblings, Ritesh (6) had mysteriously disappeared while playing near his home on Sunday evening. After a futile search, Ritesh's father, Bindeshwar, who is an auto-rickshaw driver informed the police about the toddler's disappearance late on Sunday night. However, locals spotted the body of a child lying in an open nullah near the creek. Bindeshwar reached the spot and identified the child. Police and fire

brigade personnel rushed to the scene and pulled out the body. After a post mortem, Ritesh's body was handed over to his grief stricken family. "I have been regularly corresponding with the civic authorities, warning them about such dangers, demanding the immediate construction of a pucca nullah," claimed corporator and advocate, Ravi Vyas, who has demanded action against civic officials for their negligence. Locals however said that the child may have accidentally slipped into nullah and got swept away due to high tide. "Prima facie, it appears to be a clear case of accidental death, but we are probing all angles," said investigating officer PSI Deepak Kadam.

‘Deletion of names on Pune list unavoidable’ State Chief Election Officer reiterates that there are no foolproof measures against errors By A Special Correspondent


DIEMOULD INDIA 2014: Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam inaugurated the recently held 9th Biennial Die & Mould International Exhibition in Mumbai. The exhibition organised by the Tool & Gauge Manufacturers Association – India, is the only trade fair in India for the die & mould industry and is very large by international standards of various exhibitions held globally.

Newlyweds die in road mishap Unable to bear the shock, girl’s father dies of stroke

fter much hue and cry in Pune, caused when many people found their names missing from the voters list, the Chief Election Officer of Maharashtra Nitin Gadre has made it clear that problems related to the deletions were unavoidable. The State Election Commission, which is at the receiving end after the second phase of elections in the state and widespread protests in Pune, reiterated that there is no foolproof measure against the errors. Gadre said, “The exercise of deletions was concluded in August 2013 and the names of as many as 50 lakh people were deleted. Through lots of publicity, we

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n a tragic incident, a newlywed couple was killed in a road mishap on the MumbaiAhmedabad National Highway near Virar on Monday morning. The couple, residents of Koliwada village in Vasai, were identified as Purshottam Bhadelikar (28) and Meeta (24), were on their to pay obeisance at the Mahalakshmi temple in Dahanu when their bike rammed into an illegally parked truck near Sakwar village. Locals spotted the couple lying in a pool of blood and rushed them to a nearby hospital where they were declared dead on arrival. The

tragedy did not end here as, unable to bear the shock of the loss of his daughter and son-in-law, Meeta’s 48-yearold father, Gnyaneshwar Harnekar, died after suffering a massive heart attack. A pall of gloom descended on Koliwada village as the news of the tragic deaths trickled in. The couple had entered into wedlock on March 9, 2014 and as a part of their traditional ritual had planned a trip to the temple. The police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicle Act against the driver of the yet to be identified truck.

gave time to people to correct the mistakes. CDs were given to all political parties and the deleted list was published on the website. Details of the proposed deletions were also circulated to political parties. There was no secrecy in the deletions.” He further added, “After August 2013, 40 lakh new voters were added in the summary revision. Another 16 lakh were added after January 31, 2014 including 6.8 lakh after March 9 this year. Hence, a total of 56 lakh voters have been added which includes 23 lakh first time voters.” Clarifying the Pune controversy, Gadre said, “In Pune, 6.22 lakh names were deleted out of which 1,400 complained that their names have been mistakenly deleted. The scrutiny of the names is in

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Behind Swami Samarth Math,Kher Sec., Shiv Mandir Rd, Amernath (E), Dist- Thane.


Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 06/05/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Kalwa,Thane (E), Dist- Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 500. (Sq. mtr) 73 1 — out of 1140. (Sq. mtr)

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 06/05/2014 at 4.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:- Amernath , TalAmernath, Dist-Thane. City Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 6831.00 8873 (B) — — (Sq. mtr)

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Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 21/04/2014

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Pakhadi-Kharegaon, Kalwa,Thane (E),Dist- Thane.

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 06/05/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Kalwa,Thane (E), Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 1520.00 66 3 — (Sq. mtr) Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 21/04/2014

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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 06/05/2014 at 11.30 a.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:-Village-Gandhare, Tal-Kalyan, Dist-Thane. Survey No./ Hissa.No. Area–Srly. 2926.96 (Sq. mtr) & 39 /3/1, 2, 3 & 39/ 4,5 2090.46 (Sq Mtr)

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 06/05/2014 at 2.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Panchpakhadi, TalDist- Thane. Survey No./Hissa No. Plot No. Area 11776.65 44, 46/3, 46/5, 47/5 & 47/6 A (Sq Mtr)

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 06/05/2014 at 4.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:- Aayre, Dombivali (E), Tal-Kalyan, Dist- Thane. Survey No./Hissa No. Plot No. Area 2500.00 32/3(pt),4(pt), 42/2(pt), 103/1(pt) — (Sq. mtr)

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 21/04/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 21/04/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 21/04/2014


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

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

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

Inspector Ravindra Medhsingh wanted for rape

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This is not the first time Inspector Medhsingh is being accused of raping a woman at gunpoint. In December last, a 42-year-old woman filed a case against him and again, just last week, a 31-year-old complained to Police Commissioner Maria who has set up a special team to investigate Medhsingh By Zuber Ansari

family's safety as Medhsingh has threatened to kill her fter almost four years, husband and their 19-yearanother internal de- old son. partmental inquiry has In a fresh complaint, a 31been set up against Senior Po- year-old woman from Diva lice Inspector Ravindra Jais- approached Police Commisingh Medhsingh for allegedly sioner Rakesh Maria and narraping a woman and threat- rated her story. She claimed ening her for several years. Medhsingh has been raping The accused inspector is her since 2005, causing her to not new to such accusations. under go seven to eight surgiIn December last year, a 42- cal abortions, and more than year-old woman filed com- 15 using emergency contraplaint with the Mumbai ceptives. Police against him for raping According to the comher at gunpoint. The woman plainant, in 2005, when said she fears for her and her Medhsingh was attached to


the Narcotics Department, she was an informer. During that period, she exchanged information with Medhsingh and they became close. She claims that Medhsingh promised to marry her. After spending almost two years with Medhsingh, the lady realised that he will not marry her due to which she settled by herself in her Diva home. But Medhsingh kept visiting her house. One day, he fired his gun in air to threaten her. Society members has filed a complaint against him, but he managed

Navi Mumbai Crime Branch seizes large cache of illegal arms

Pic: Sumesh Rajan

By Vinaya Patil


olice personnel from the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch Unit I on Sunday arrested another youth for possessing illegal arms, thus seizing illegal arms worth Rs.1,36,600 in a week. The arrested accused is identified as Pramod Vasant Bhoy (22), a resident of Titwala, from whom the police sezied a pistol and nine live cartridges among other ammunition. The Crime Branch had last week arrested two others in this case – Ajay Ramdas Yadav (25) and Roshan Vedprakash Singh (23), both residents of Dombivali. The police had seized two pistols and seven live cartirdges from the two. A team including Police Inspector Maloji Shinde had arrested the two from near the Mahape MIDC bus stop. A case has been registered against the two at the Turbhe

By Philip Varghese


senior citizen, along with two others, has approached the Metropolitan Magistrate's Court at Mazagaon with a petition seeking an FIR against Zahida, wife of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi, for allegedly cheating, forging documents of a room owned by them and selling it to another person under the pretext of redevelopment. According to a complaint filed by Muzaffar Abdul Latif Khan (70), Furquan Sikander Khan (32) and Mansoor Anwar Khan Farooqui (35) against accused Nasir Jamal Ravtara, Zahida Abu Asim and Raziya Sultana Nasir, they are concerned for their property at the Chakoowali Chawl, Building no.45 near J.J. Hospital, Mumbai. “The property belongs to our grandfather

Officials of the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch Unit I display the seized arms. MIDC police station. According to information received from them, Ajay Yadav had sold some arms that he had brought from Uttar Pradesh to Pramod Bhoy and Yogesh Patil from Titwala. Inspector Shinde told the ADC that accused Yogesh Patil has been arrested by the Kalyan Police in some other

case. "Patil will soon be arrested in the illegal arms case too. A warrant will hopefully be issue by the Vashi court in the next couple of days", Shinde said. Action has been initiated against the three under Section 325 of the Illegal Arms Act and Section 37 (1), 135 of the Bombay Police Act.

to convince the police that the revolver misfired. Finally in 2011, SPI Medhsingh registered his marriage with the lady. But when she asked him to take her to his home, she came to know that he was already married. Complainant again parted ways with Medhsingh, but he continued showing up at her place and raping her at gunpoint. During these times, the complainant approached many police stations which refused to register a complaint against him. In 2012, Mehsingh pressurised her for

80’s gangster on police radar By Neel Shah


ith the arrest of two gang members of the Ravi Pujari gang on Sunday, the Mumbai Crime Branch is now probing the role of an aged gangster, who is believed to be recruiting for the underworld gang. Sleuths from the Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) of the crime branch arrested two bouncers working at a night club of five-star Sea Princes Hotel. Further, police seized a carbine with two magazines, pistols and eight live rounds from the accused duo identified as Deepak Padwal and Amol Sawant. The latter was nabbed following the arrest of Kamal Singh Rajput and his associate Datta Waghre in the joint operation by AEC and Manglore police last month. Interestingly, the police learned that Kamal is the son of Vijay Singh Rajput, an old gangster of the 80s, who worked for Chhota Rajan. According to a high ranking crime branch officer, requesting anonymity, “It is

Plaint against Mrs. Azmi Abdul Latif Khan. All the accused have fraudulently, by way of cheating, usurped the same room and allowed rehabilitation in lieu of the same to some unknown third party. We are the legal heirs and survivors to the property and estate of late Abdul Latif Khan along with other complainants, who died in 1970, leaving behind us as the only legal heirs to the shares in respect of properties belonging to the late Abdul Latif Khan who was a owner of the premises and we were residing in the said premises with late Sikander Khan. At the relevant time period there was understanding in the family to maintain the privacy of other brothers, so our

a divorce, which she gave him, but he continued raping her. Last week the lady complained to Rakesh Maria. On Monday she was called by the women's cell of Mumbai Crime Branch to record her statement. According to sources in the women's cell, they had received the complaint from the lady and her statement has been recorded. CP Maria has set up a team to investigate the matter. This is not first complaint against Medhsingh. Last year, a Dahisar-based woman filed

believed that Vijay is currently in touch with Pujari, who is at an undisclosed location in a foreign land, and through his connections he is recruiting the gang members to work for Pujari.” The police is not able to arrest Vijay due to lack of required evidence. We need evidence which will prevent him from escaping the trial, added the officer. Kamal was the head of nearly 14 bouncers working in the club, said the police official. “The latest arrested duo were smuggling weapons out of the city at the behest of Kamal,” said joint commissioner of police (Crime) Sadanand Date. “It was Kamal at whose behest a firing had taken place in Manglore, for which he was wanted there,” said Vinayak Vast, senior inspector of AEC. Based on authentic information, the duo were arrested from Kandivli (east), said police officials. Meanwhile, both the accused are remanded to police custody till April 25.

complainants say that the accused have illegally shifted Bashir Khan Abdul Latif in Room no.1104 in lieu of the complainant’s one room father shifted from the prem- pant, the said original land- no.66. Whereas the accused ises and at the same time the lord Aboobakar, (whose have sold the complainant’s said premises were handed widow) had given the property grandfather’s additional room over to our grandmother to Zahida Asim Azmi ravtaran no.68 to third unknown party named Zubaidabi Abdul Latif and one Raziya Nasir Shaikh named Irfana, etc. Khan. The said Zubaidabi ravtaran, vide agreement. The complainants further Abdul Latif Khan passed away Since 2004 and onwards said say that their uncle (brother of on October 2, 2005, leaving accused Zahida Asim Azmi Muzaffar Abdul Latif Khan) the premises vacant, without and one Raziya Nasir have be- entered into agreements with leaving any will or any written come the new owners of the the 'Redeveloper Firm' named document for the legal heirs of building. as M/s. Shining Sun Constructhe flats,” the petition stated. The said owners of the tions. The said Shining Sun Advocate Ejaz Abbas Naqvi, building have entered into Constructions proprietary who represents the com- scheme of ‘Redevelopment’ firm of one of the accused plainants in the case, said, with the MHADA Authority. named Nasir Jamal, the hus“This property was of tenancy Wherein they were made re- band of one of the owners. The property and the said building sponsible to avail alternate ac- said firm has entered into Tenwas owned by one Mr. commodation and alternate ant Developer Agreement Aboobakar, who was the land- premises to our families as per with the respective uncles lord and owner of the prem- previous arrangement. named Bashir Khan Abdul ises and the said building was The accused owners have Latif Khan for room no.66. old and required repairs, and thus become developers in the with the consent of the occu- redevelopment scheme. The

a complaint to the Police Commissioner in which she mentioned Medhsingh, who was PSI at Dahisar police station in 2004, raped her inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park forest at gunpoint. Medhsingh bashed up the lady's husband over her complaint. ADC has tried to reach Medhsingh on his various mobile numbers, but they are all switched off. Sources claim he is on leave.


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Ponder awhile... “A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” — Theodore Roosevelt

BJP plays the ‘Vadra card’ T

HE Vadra issue has emerged during the last few crucial days of the Lok Sabha poll. The BJP has taken it up in right earnest. Robert Vadra, husband of Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka is alleged to have been involved in corrupt land deals and made crores. He has however been completely cleared by the court, but it looks like the taint has remained. The BJP has found in the Vadra case a stronger stick to beat the Congress with. Probably Priyanka prudently kept away from the poll fray. It is being said that Kumar Vishwas, the AAP candidate is making full use of the allegations against Vadra. As per the court findings, Robert Vadra has a clean record and he was evidently not involved in a corrupt case. Once however an allegation of corruption is made, it sticks: a court exoneration does not help much in washing away the corrupt image. People are likely to believe that Vadra has attracted the charges against him because he had all the chance to take advantage of his relation with the ‘remote control’ of the government – Sonia Gandhi. One of the BJP's leaders, Uma Bharti, has said that if the party comes to power, it will put Vadra in jail. Another leader has said cases against him will be reopened. It is a fact that the IAS secretary Mr. Khemka swears he has found many dealings wrong. His signature approving land deals does not appear in any of the files in the case. For his honest stand, it is a well-known fact Khemka was harassed and then transferred. There is little doubt that Vadra's image is far from good. Though the court has cleared him, the BJP's campaign against him has continued and in fact, intensified. It cannot be said that the corrupt charges against Vadra will not affect the chances of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi in Amethi and Rae Bareili. The opposition will seize the opportunity to bring up the Vadra case to the poll scene in both Amethi and Rae Bareili.



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NDIA is halfway through the Lok Sabha election process. Two factors have come to the fore so far: caste and money. I am dismayed about the caste. I had imagined that in some 67 years since independence, the nation would have matured enough not to be swayed by baser instincts. Lately, religion has been inducted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The appeal in the name of religion in the fifties was understandable because the country had been partitioned on the basis of religion in August 1947. The world’s biggest holocaust took place, followed by the exodus of 3.5 crore of people. The exchange of population was fairly rejected by both the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League, the arbiters of the country’s future. First, Mahatma Gandhi and then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru saw to it that religion was not mixed with politics. This worked for a few years. In the sixties the defeat at the hands of the Chinese was the topic of elections. Nehru’s negligence not to prepare the country’s defence had engaged the voters’ attention.

Secularism has a general appeal The seventies saw the domination of autocrat Indira Gandhi who also suspended the constitution and detained one lakh people without trial. Her Congress party was wiped out in the northern India. Her return in 1980 was due to the squabbles in successor Janata Party. It was not her triumph but the rejection of the Janata Party. Thus far the caste played a minor role. Some who highlighted it were generally defeated. Money, of course, has counted from day one. The Election Commission fixed the limit for a candidate’s expenditure at Rs.40 lakh in 1951 when the first general election was held. Now it has been raised to Rs.70 lakh. Still this is far less than what a candidate splurges—an average of Rs.3 crore is spent by a Lok Sabha candidate. Many spend at least triple the amount. Despite the rules the Election Commission has laid down, no candidate has ever been disqualified on the ground of excessive spending. The catch is that political parties are not governed by any law or rule that forces them not to spend more than the ceiling prescribed. In fact, the parties’ dishonesty is the real problem. The political parties are under no obligation to have any upper limit on their expenditure. They have unanimously


rejected the application of Right to Information (RTI) to their internal working. If expenses during elections are to be curbed some accountability is necessary. An accountability commission can be appointed since the Election Commission has been too soft to take action. Since MPs are the ones to pass legislation on this, they would never adopt a bill which will curb them. Both the Congress and the BJP spend lavishly. The BJP tops the list because the corporate sector is fully behind the party, believing that Narendra Modi will be the next Prime Minister and would leave the field open to them. Religion has, no doubt, taken a back seat. Modi’s most virulent speeches skirt around Hindutva but do not mention it specifically because secularism has a general appeal. The fact is that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Sub-caste menace cannot be curbed Such persons, including Amit Shah, should have been disqualified from contesting the elections. Yet the Election Commission has preferred to impose a ban on them from making speeches in UP, the state to which the two belong. The punishment should have been more severe. The caste factor which has affected the electorate, in fact, is the sub-caste. Dalits have many castes and the creamy layer dictates the government. The upper castes have Marathas, Rajputs, Jats and so on. Today, the baradari (community) members of the same Kuldip Nayar caste are negating the fair election in a dem(RSS) is openly participating in canvassing al- ocratic society. How effectively we fight though it claims to be a cultural organisation. against the sub-caste menace will indicate RSS chief Mohan Bahgwat sat in election whether we are really a democratic and plucommittees selecting the BJP candidates. ralistic society. The manner in which the political parties compromise and conquer such This is ominous for the future. My fear is that the religion will be increas- malpractices will prove if democracy is really ingly mentioned with politics. True, no party ingrained in us. The current Lok Sabha election gives little is running down secularism, not even the BJP. The party’s manifesto does not use secular- hope because the candidates are stopping at ism even once. Yet the BJP talks about the nothing to increase votes. The use of money, freedom struggle and does not write off the however difficult, can be tracked. Even relisacrifices of leaders like Maulana Abul Kalam gious appeals can be curbed. But the caste Azad and Abdul Ghaffar Khan. But the cat is cannot be. I do not know how long it would out of the bag when it does not mention take us to rise above all these considerations. Nehru, the torch-bearer of independence Until we do so, we should remain democratic struggle. What is disconcerting in the mani- on paper, not in the way the Western democfesto is that India will admit the persecuted racies are. And what do we do about personal Hindus from every clime and country. This is attacks and abuses which leaders of political in line with the policy of Israel which says that parties are exchanging? This is another story it is a homeland of every Jew, who can walk in to tell.


To remain innocent is dangerous M

ADAME Curie was working on a certain mathematical problem for three years continuously and the more she tried, the farther and farther away the solution seemed. She tried every possible way, but nothing was working, nothing was happening. And there was somewhere a deep, tacit feeling that "The solution exists. I am not struggling with something absurd." This tacit feeling continued all the time as an undercurrent; hence she could not drop the effort either. She was getting tired -- three years wasted for a single problem. But deep down within herself somebody was saying, "The solution IS possible. This exercise is not futile. Go on." And she went on stubbornly, she persisted. She dropped all other projects, she forced herself totally into the one problem. But the more she tried, the more impossible it became. One night it happened, almost as it happened to Gautama the Buddha; of course, the problems were different, but the process was the same. Buddha had struggled for six years to attain enlightenment and he had attained nothing.Then one night he dropped the whole effort, went to sleep, and, by the morning when the last star was setting, he became enlightened. That night Madame Curie dropped the idea, the whole project — she closed the

whenever he or she feels like doing so. Against this stance of the BJP, it is not surprising to find the party supporting Modi’s Man Friday, Amit Shah, who said in UP to take “revenge” in the Lok Sabha elections. He did not mention the word, Muslim, but everyone could infer what he meant was that they should be punished at the polls. The Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan, trying to be Muslims’ Modi, has had no shame in his attempt to communalise the armed forces. He has neither withdrawn his words nor is he apologising. His remark that only Indian Muslim soldiers captured the Kargil heights, not the Hindus, indicates his polluted thinking. He even does not know that it is the regiments which fight and they have soldiers of all communities. A regiment wins or loses, not soldiers of a particular community.

chapter. "Enough is enough! Three years wasted is too much for one problem." There were other problems which were waiting to be solved. It was finished in her mind, although the tacit understanding was still there just like a constant murmur. But she had followed it long enough, it was time. One has only a limited time; three years is too much for one problem. Deliberately she dropped

MATTER & SPIRIT the idea. As far as she was concerned she closed the whole project. She went to sleep never to be bothered by that problem again. And in the morning when she got up she was surprised. On a piece of paper on her table, the solution was there, written in her own handwriting. She could not believe her eyes. Who had done it? The servant could not have done it -- he knew nothing of mathematics, and if Madame Curie had not been able to do it in three years, how could the servant have done it? And there was nobody else in the house. And the servant had not entered in the night - the doors were locked from inside. She looked closely and the handwriting resembled hers. Then suddenly she remembered a dream. In the dream she had seen that she had got

up, gone to the table, written something.... Slowly slowly, the dream became clear. Slowly slowly, she remembered that she had done it in the night. It was not a dream, she had actually done it. And this was the solution! For three years she had been struggling hard and nothing was happening -- and the night she dropped the project, it happened. What happened? She became relaxed. Once you have dropped the effort you become relaxed, you become restful, you become soft, you become wide, you become open. It was there inside her, it surfaced. Finding the mind no longer tense, it surfaced. Innocence is there, you have simply forgotten it -- you have been made to forget it. Society is cunning. For centuries man has learned that you can survive in this society only if you are cunning; the more cunning you are, the more successful you will be. That's the whole game of politics: be cunning, be more cunning than others. Whosoever is more cunning is going to succeed. After centuries of cunningness man has learned one thing: that to remain innocent is dangerous, you will not be able to survive. Hence parents try to drive their children out of their innocence. Teachers, schools, colleges, universities exist for the simple work of making you more cunning, more clever. Although they call it intelligence it is not intelligence. — Osho

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general safety of the people moral policing like guarding dance bars and intruding into the private affairs of the general public comprising of the youth. Another important — S. Krishna Kumar, Dombivli aspect is that of deployment of police personnel as individual bodyguards of the ministers/VVIPs, which is an overkill at the cost of the EVERY citizen should make their aam aadmi. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai vote count as democracy thrives on elections. People should exercise their franchise carefully and judicially as you are in fact authorizing somebody to take decisions on your THAT Santacruz-Chembur flyover behalf. See that candidates for is double-decker is brought out whom you vote are capable and crystal clear in the photograph publearned enough to carry out the re- lished in ADC dt. 19.4.2014, Page 6. sponsibility bestowed on him, is No other paper has published such honest and hard working and would a correct picture. In fact, I have seen not be swayed by power which hap- many instances where the relepens most often in our country. Go vance of photograph to the story is through his past record of work in accurate in ADC. The next is DNA. — S. Shankar, Mumbai your constituency as many elected members simply disappear after election and only seen at the time of next elections. Preference should be given to local candidates who THE influx of the Indian Super UNWORTHY: Sharad Pawar is now too old to dabble in politics and Ajit Pawar is would know of the problems of the League (ISL) has been welcomed getting involved in one controversy after another. No sensible person will vote for them. area and would take more interest with fervour by the Indian football to solve them as well as accountable fraternity. This is paradoxical, for supply if they do not vote for his worthless life. Such ego, such arroto the people apart from being the ISL has had to piggy back on recousin. This is senseless and he gance in the face of being a question available most times to look after tired cricket players and film stars to prop up football. However, with the should be booked and sent to a lu- mark personality. Shame on him! your needs. — Jamshed Irani, Mumbai — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon Indian football team ranked 145th natic asylum for the rest of his in the world, even the nominal ignition of hope is welcome. Indian other election in India, both Con- fresh their memory: football has progressively declined gress and BJP continue their verbal During the dark days of the Emer- APROPOS 'Utilise small police force and the team is now regularly battle and it has reached a peak as gency, then then CM of an impor- better' (ADC, Apr.14) , the contents beaten or held to draws by even the the days go by. The verbal duel be- tant State in western India, who of this ADC edit piece reveals aptly smaller neighboring countries like tween Narendra Modi and Rahul went on to become Union Home as that a city of 15 million is certainly Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives Gandhi has escalated in the recent well as Finance Minister in the 80s, having a meagre police strength and Afghanistan. In this scenario, past. Modi took Rahul on his toffee was addressing a public meeting. which is indeed overstretched with the ISL and the fact that it is proand balloon remarks. Congress vice While lambasting the muffled Op- respect to the exponential rise in moted by cricketers like Sachin Tenpresident is stuck to the task of position, he had threatened them-- different types of crime which occur dulkar and Sourav Ganguly and film blaming Modi and the position of -Thank Madame Indira Gandhi. with an alarming frequency and stars like Ranbir Kapoor and the ruling party is going from bad to Any other ruler in her place would thereby the weaklings of the city, es- Salman Khan can play a part in enworse day by day. Model of devel- have made you to stand before a fir- pecially the weaker sex coupled couraging young football players. It opment in Gujarat by Modi is ap- ing squad. He was lustily cheered by with the senior citizens are easy is interesting that Bollywood preciated all over the world and if his fellow partymen, who did not prey for the ever growing numbers celebrity Abhishek Bachchan too Congress does not like the CM of find anything wrong in his speech. of criminals. In fact Mumbai police has shown interest in football. Hope — Vineet Phadtare, Borivali top brass and the home ministry other celebrities too will follow. Gujarat they are unnecessarily pass— K.V. Raman, Malad rather need to focus more on the ing remarks on like school children quoting toffee and balloon. Already the "Chai" comment cost Congress very heavily. Now in every nook and WHAT did the senior BJP leader corner of the country we can wit- mean when he said that all those ness Chai pe Talk and the political opposing Modi will be sent to Pakwar continue in every street and istan after the elections. If he was that is a plus point for the BJP to referring to those within his own "democratic" party who were opplan very well in the end game. — Calicut Ramani, Nerul posing NaMo then its their internal party matter. But if it was meant for the public at large it indicates a very dangerous mindset. It is to be seen FIGURES show, that the slightly bet- how strongly the party leadership ter off areas in Mumbai give a skip condemns it (ex-BJP president was to the elections and enjoy the holi- present when this shocking stateday. In order to bring them to the ment was uttered) and what action polling booth here are my original it takes and so does the Election ideas. Allow me to share... Commission. Till now there is no  Make valet service available strong reaction from BJP which has  Announce Mrs. India contest at distanced itself from the statement. — Abdul Monim,Vashi venue  Pedicure and manicure at poll booths  Filmy glossies to take the best THIS has reference to 'Aadhaar: sity whatsoever for subjecting FOR no fault of mine, I have scored snap A huge waste of public money' India's millions to the gruelling  Bollywood to give autographs at more than a 'hat-trick' of NOT VOT(ADC, Apr.21) by Dr. Manish experience of standing in long centre ING in the past elections - KDMC Kumar which says it all elo- queues out in the open without  Best saree contest elections in 2010, the Lok Sabha quently. The 'Aadhaar' project any toilet or drinking water facil High tea with imported cookies Elections, 2009, 2004, Assembly which, in the initial years, put ities for hours, often for nothing  Diet advice by leading DR diets elections 2005 and KDMC elections several thousand citizens all over since only a limited number of  One month gymnasium mem- in 2005 too. Every time I went to the the country to a lot of agonising forms were supplied every day bership (borne by contestants) polling centre to cast my vote, I experience to get this all-impor- then. I had to go three times and  Thai massage and foot massage found my name missing! Every time tant card, will rank as the worst also had to take my ailing relative — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra the authorities told me my housing misadsventure of its auhor, Nan- to the centre, making her walk society could not be "identified", dan Nilekani, who pushed it up the stairs. And, after all these despite carrying a whole bunch of though the citizens of India with- troubles, the Aadhaar card was documents establishing my idenout any rhyme or reason and not accepted in the banks which THERE seems to be a competition tity. Other members of my society without adequate infrastructural were asking for all other docuamong the Congressmen for the have also been facing the same facilities. When all other valid ments. This was indeed a monuhead of Giriraj Singh for his report- problem. How is this possible when documents like the ration card, mental blunder by the UPA edly objectionable remarks. The most of us had voted in all the prepassport, voter identity card and government that resulted in a secular party seems to have conve- vious election till 2004-2005 ? Why PAN card were already available, colossal waste of public money. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane niently forgotten its own record in do the authorities find it so difficult there was absolutely no necessimilar situation. I would like to re- to maintain a list of residents in a

Dynastic politics of the leaders I am clear about one thing this election season. I will not consider the NCP candidates. In the first instance, Sharad Pawar has been bluffing the electorate in political, social, ideological and personal financial matters for decades and with his deteriorated health, he should have stayed away from active politics and gone home in grace while the going is good. His daughter has recorded higher wealth than her father and that in itself is a blatant lie which should disqualify her. And Ajit Pawar, well, he is a crook and a loudmouth and the things he says clearly indicate that he is as brainless as Rahul Gandhi. Perhaps, in dynastic rule, the sons are all born brainless, a scientific analysis of all of them may be called for after they lose. First, Ajit suggested that he would have to urinate. Then he was named as a beneficiary in the Ardarsh scam. Now, he has gone to a small village and threatened the inhabitants that he will cut their water


given area in the age of computerisation ? Can't the EC allow at least those with valid voter IDs to vote, whether or not his/her name features on the voter list?

Use your vote judicially!

Congrats, ADC!

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Meagre police force

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REPREHENSIBLE: The former CM of UP has done a despicable deed by threatening teachers into voting for his party is highly condemnable and he should be suitably punished by the EC.

Mulayam's deplorable threat THE reported 'threat' given by Mulayam Singh Yadav to abruptly terminate the jobs of contract teachers if they do not exercise their franchise in favour of SP is not only despicable but highly objectionable coming as it does from the father of the CM of the Uttar Pradesh and a former CM himself of OF that state is liable for LETTER THE DAY 'penal action' at as immediately a date as possible. The teachers who are working on contract basis have got their jobs based on their 'qualifications' and doing 'yeoman service' by grooming children which gives a direction not only to their lives but also guides to the prosperity of the Nation as a whole. The teaching profession is 'highly respected' and one of the highest paid professions in US, and western countries as they know that among other salient features the teachers are basically instrumental in building the Nation. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

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Say doctors during a panel discussion on child sexual abuse held at the book launch of ‘A New Normal’

By Mrinalini Khattar


n the wake of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness, Podar Jumbo Kids, a pre-school in Parel under the Podar Education Network, hosted the book launch of ‘A New Normal’ on April 19, followed by a panel discussion that was aimed at busting the myths in our society surrounding such abuse. The board of panelists was made up of Swati Popat Vats - President of Podar Education Network and Director at Podar Jumbo Kids, Payal Shah Karwa, author of the recently-launched book titled ‘The Bad Touch’, Psychiatrist Dr. Avinash De Souza, senior inspector Shirish Sawant, Pooja Taparia, Founder & Chief of NGO, Arpan, and Persis Sidhva from 'Majlis'. Kiran Manral who is an author and founder of CSAAM, was the moderator. The event which was essentially addressed to parents of children in the age group of 0-7 years, discussed how educating the child about his body and “good touch and bad touch” at an early age is the first and most uneasy step for the parent to take. Each panelist emphasised on the fact that honest and open communication with the child is vital to keep a check on their safety. Taparia said, “Don’t be afraid to ask questions and when they confide in

was discussed. Under this law, any person who knows of an incident involving sexual abuse has to report it. The offenders of this law are liable to punishment. The legal system comes to the aid of the child by not causing him and his family unnecessary trouble while reporting about the crime. Advocate Sidhwa says, “You don’t have to take your child to the police station. The statement can be recorded wherever the child feels comfortable. There is no interrogation either. There are special courts set up for this with women judges. Senior inspector Shirish Sawant added, “Now it is mandatory to appoint an officer to record the child’s statement. As far as possible, it should be recorded by a woman officer who is not in uniform”. Vats summed it up in her last few words, “Very young children are the most susceptible group because they thrive on touch. Pedophiles understand the fact that kids cannot articulate their thoughts. Therefore, they can be exploited easily. Parents and schools have to teach L to R Kiran Manral, Swati Popat Vats, Payal Shah Karwa, Pooja Taparia, Persis Sidhva, Shirish Sawant, Avinash De Souza children the right words and terms so that they understand when their you, trust them, thank them for comes to child abuse. Many of them is a myth. Sexual abuse is not class dignity is being flouted”. The event telling you. Imagine how heart- believe that their wards are well or caste centric. It is prevalent brought together representatives of breaking it is for the child if their protected so it can never happen to everywhere”. law, government, NGOs, and other parents didn’t believe them”. Vats them. They feel it happens only in During the second half of the institutions as a stern reminder to explained as well, “Parents are yet the lower strata of the society. But event, the new law – Protection Of keep schools and parents on their not educated enough when it research has clearly shown that this Children From Sexual Offences Act toes regarding incidents like these.

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Strengthen up


ealing with a difficult colleague at work, staying away from the sniffles when everyone around you is coughing and sneezing and pushing your body that extra mile while your friends complain about how the heat is making it impossible to work out — do you know what you need to be able to do all of this? Strength — internal as well as external. From maintaining mental brawn and a tough immune system, to making sure that your body is physically tough, building your overall strength will help you in more ways than one. So, we tell you about the different ways you can boost your body’s strength.

If you think going to the gym will build strength and that keeping a journal is good enough to help your brain stay strong and active, you need to up your game. In order to be holistically healthy, you need to build physical as well as mental strength. So, Shirley Mistry & Dev Goswami tell you how to do just that

INNER STRENGTH You may be tough on the outside, but toughening up your insides and strengthening your mind is equally important. Given the lack of stability in relationships, the uncertainty that has become so commonplace in most of our lives and the stress and strife that is associated with moving ahead in your career, it is crucial to make sure you have a reserve of inner strength and aren’t slowing down because you are stressed or unhappy. When your physical strength gives way, it is your inner strength that keeps you going in difficult situations and so, it is important to ensure that stay strong in order to be satisfied.

WHaT you caN do While you can’t expect instant results, we suggest you begin working towards developing your inner strength at the earliest. Since there’s no better time than now to begin, here are a few tips: Learn to say no While this may not be the best policy to follow at work, learn to say no wherever else you can. For example, agreeing to take care of your neighbour’s dog when you have your hands full with visiting relatives is a recipe for disaster. So, while it is good to help someone whenever you can, say no when you are aware that another task is going to eat into your energy reserves. Not only will you have to precariously juggle your time and energy, if you take on too many things at once, you won’t be giving any task a 100%. Most importantly, saying yes to everything and everyone only means that you will end up frazzled, stressed and sapped of all your energy. Live a little If you have been regimental all your life, this is worth a shot. Being too tightly wound up about everything is tiring and takes up more of your energy than you realise, which means that the smallest things will bother you to no end and you won’t be able to stop worrying about them until everything falls back in place — irrespective of whether it is in your control. So, whenever you can, go back to being a child

>> If you want to stay strong and healthy ensure that you exercise both your body as well as your mind

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Continued from pg 13 « — carefree, without the fear of consequences. Sleep for an entire afternoon, watch three hours of television or put off doing the dishes for a couple of hours and laze around in bed. You will find that the happiness and relaxation you draw from these activities will give you renewed strength to bounce back and deal with whatever situation is stressing you out, without getting even slightly fazed.



>> Aerobics is a fun and effective way to build your external strength

A strong body is about much more than having ripped muscles and flat abs. A strong physical state will ensure that an exhausting day at work doesn’t stop you from working out or indulging in activities that you love afterwards. These tips will help you improve your stamina: Play sports Football, basketball, tennis and even badminton are activities that can help improve your overall strength, not to mention that you will have loads of fun and so, working out won't seem like a task. At least once a week, devote a few hours to playing sports, as they not only help sculpt your body and improve your stamina, they also help you release any pent-up stress or frustration.

Surround yourself with positivity We don’t mean to preach, but it’s true that your mood improves when you surround yourself with positive thinkers. If all the people you hang out with are always talking about how bad the economy is, how all relationships have to come to an ugly end or how the world is a big, bad place all the time, you subconsciously you begin to think about these things and obsess over them as well. There is no good that comes from feeling bad about your life. Instead, visit places and meet people who make you happy, energised and make you feel good about yourself. You will find that you are more motivated and will also realise that your worries aren’t insurmountable.

yoga Yoga might seem light-weight when you compare it to strength building exercises such as weight-lifting. But, the fact is that yoga uses your body as resistance, not only to build strength but also to sculpt your muscles, giving you a lean frame. Regularly practicing yoga can keep you incredibly fit and considering it also benefits your inner health, it is one of the best activities that condition your body to stay strong.

Keep happiness handy Every time you feel low, or are going through a rough patch, go through old photographs, letters, emails and notes. If you think you've hit rock bottom, revisiting happy memories serves as a reminder that there are always good things in store. It is also a reminder of the happiness you’ve brought to other peoples’ lives and will restore your faith in yourself when you are down in the dumps.

aerobics Do not miss out on aerobics when you're planning your workout. Just like yoga, aerobic exercises work a large number of your body's muscles and will help improve your stamina. They also improve one crucial element of a strong body — cardiovascular health. A strong heart makes for a strong body and so, make sure to cycle, jog and walk regularly.

Talk to someone The worst thing you can do to is keep to yourself when you are feeling worthless and not in control of your life. Before you make any decision, it is always a good idea to talk to a few close friends or family members about what is going on in your life. You will find that a fresh perspective really helps and often, you may find that you were over-thinking a problem or not approaching a difficult situation with the right attitude. Talking to people who genuinely care about you is akin to untangling the wires and getting your thoughts in order, without the repercussions of hasty (and often unnecessary) decisions.

Switch it up One of the most important aspects of building external strength is constantly changing workouts. Your body gets used to a new physical activity after two-three weeks, after which the benefits you get will decrease slightly. So, if you've been running for two weeks, switch to running (yes, running not climbing) up and down the stairs for the next two weeks. If you've been playing football for three weeks, switch to badminton. You need to make sure that your body is constantly challenged by new movements.

>> Boosting your immunity is important for your inner strength, as it helps keep diseases at bay

BuILd youR ImmuNITy

While we are on the subject, to build your immunity (considering the fluctuating weather), you need to make sure that you eat right. Apart from eating fresh produce, there are certain foods that help improve your immunity more than the others. So, take a look at our pick of the best immunity-boosting foods: yoghurt: Studies have shown that eating a cup of yoghurt every day reduces your chances of catching a cold by 25%. Lactobacillus reuteri, a bacteria that is present in yoghurt, stops disease causing viruses from multiplying. If this wasn't a good enough reason, it will also keep you cool during summer. onion & Garlic: We’ve spoken about it earlier

and it is essential to reiterate, that onion and garlic (especially when eaten as a combo) work miracles at boosting your immunity. They are packed with immunity boosting compounds and help a common cold as well. Honey: Not only does honey soothe a sore throat, it is also good at keeping bacteria, viruses and fungi away. Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties work wonders for your immunity. oranges: Oranges contain the highest levels of vitamin C and help your body produce disease fighting antibodies. It also helps increase the production of white blood cells.


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Chef Kunal Kapur, MasterChef India judge and executive souschef at The Leela Kempinski believes its important to know your oil before picking it. To help you stay more aware, Shirley Mistry brings you his fact file of common cooking oils heated to a high temperature before it starts to smoke), has a good fatty acid ratio and is free of cholesterol. Take a look at Kunal's facts about the most popular ones.

>> Contrary to popular belief, canola oil can be used in all kinds of cuisines and is the most commonly used oil in the US, Canada and Japan

groundnuT oil Myth: People with nut allergies should avoid groundnut oil. Fact: Even if you are allergic to nuts, it is safe to consume foods prepared in this oil. Benefits: Groundnut oil is high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which means that it helps to lower the bad cholesterol in your body. It is also a good source of vitamin E which acts as an anti-oxidant and protects the skin from acne and scars.

canola oil Myth: Canola oil comes from rapeseed oil and is harmful for consumption. Fact: Canola oil comes from crushed seeds of the canola plant. It can safely be used for all kinds of cuisines and is the most commonly used oil in the US, Canada and Japan. Benefits: Canola oil has an extremely high smoking point of 242°C, making it ideal for Indian cooking and suitable for sautéing and frying. It has low levels of saturated fat(7%) — half of the amount found in olive oil and 35% less than that found in sunflower oil.

MusTard oil Myth: It is considered harmful for consumption due to its high erucic acid content. Fact: This oil is widely used in northern parts of India and people enjoy delicacies cooked in it. Also, it has no medically proven ill-effects. Benefits: Mustard oil’s high smoking point makes it ideal for frying. Apart from that, mustard oil is also great at improving digestion and circulation. Due to its antibacterial properties, this oil helps nourish and protect your skin.

Tips on sToring and using your cooking oil


hile different spices, condiments and ingredients separate the cuisines of different regions of India, what is common to most of these cuisines is that they involve frying, sautéing or grilling. This makes it important to pick a cooking oil without too distinctive a taste, so that it does not overpower the ingredients and works well with high-heat cooking techniques. Cooking oils are often described as those that include saturated fat and unsaturated fat. In simple terms, saturated fat is a

fat which increases the LDL (bad) cholesterol in your body, which in turn increases your risk of heart disease. On the other hand, unsaturated fats are actually good for your health. These include Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids that are known to benefit your heart, maintain stable cholesterol levels and provide essential vitamins. When it comes to choosing the right cooking oil, make sure you pick one that tastes neutral, has a high smoking point (which means it can be

l All oils have an expiry date and there are chances that a residue gets accumulated at the base of your oil bottle. This is an indication for you to change your oil. Cooking oils should not be stored for long periods of time. If it develops a stale smell or odour, throw it out immediately. Store your cooking oils in wellsealed cans or bottles and in a cool place for a longer shelf life. l It is advisable not to mix two oils. Before you mix two cooking oils, their smoking points, flavours and fatty acids need to be carefully considered. Mixing unmatched oils can lead to differentiating tastes and the true flavour of the dish will get overshadowed. l You can switch your cooking oil every once in a while and alternate between different options to suit your own style of cooking. Switching between different oils helps maintain your cholesterol level and adds flavour to your dishes.

« knOW mOrE: hEart-hEaLthy rEcIpEs Salads are extremely refreshing during summer, so, Chef Kunal Kapur gives us some yummy, heart healthy salad recipes delhi FruiT chaaT wiTh orange & canola oil dressing ingredients 100g sweet potato, 1 apple, 1 guava (medium size), 10 gooseberries, 2 bananas, 10 orange segments, ½ cup pomegranate, 100ml fresh orange juice, 1tsp chaat masala, 2tsp roasted cumin, 1 lemon (optional), 2¾tbsp canola oil Method l Boil the sweet potato and allow it to cool. Peel and dice it and then place it in a clean bowl. l Dice the apple and guavas, split the gooseberries and slice the bananas. Clean orange segments of any fibre and place all the fruits with the sweet potato, including the pomegranate. l In another bowl, pour out the orange juice, add chaat masala, roasted cumin and lemon juice. (Use lemon juice only if you need extra pungency or use more orange juice if it is not acidic enough). l Pour in the canola oil, a little at a time and whisk. Pour the dressing over the fruit. Let it sit in the dressing for 1-2 minutes and then serve immediately.

Banana Flower salad wiTh TaMarind canola oil dressing ingredients 250g purple banana flower shredded (filaments removed), 100g jaggery, 2 lemons, 2tbsp canola oil, 1tbsp toasted sesame, 50g toasted peanuts, 1tbsp green chillies (chopped), 50g mint leaves, ¼tsp salt Method l Thinly slice the banana flower and set it aside in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the jaggery and lemon juice with the canola oil. l Sprinkle the toasted sesame, peanuts, chopped green chillies, mint leaves and salt on the banana flower. l Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Serve immediately.



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make a replacement Instead of using cleaners and soaps, use baking soda to keep your home spotless. The natural cleaning solution is quite effective and doesn’t add to the chemicals and pollutants in the air.

avoiD heat The colder it is, the safer the air around you will be. When temperatures are soaring, avoid going outdoors. Schedule outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day instead.



« 10 ways to: Protect yourself from

8 clean better Cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that add to the air pollution in your home. Use them outdoors where there’s ventilation, or make sure you leave your windows and doors open so that the particles don’t get trapped indoors.

air Pollution avoiD the vacuum If you thought that vacuuming your home was a better option, think again. Dryers and vacuums make dust swirl around in the air, so make sure you wear a mask when you vacuum and use a damp cloth to dust the areas that don't require vacuuming.

The WHO found that seven million people were killed by air pollution worldwide in just one year. Air pollution is the hardest to avoid because you can’t stop yourself from breathing the air around you, or control the quality of the air outdoors. So, Rhea Dhanbhoora helps with a few tips to protect yourself against it

avoiD barbecues Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you can't have any summer barbecues, just make sure that you don't have them in areas that are already polluted. Having them outside the city is a better idea.


2 eat well This may seem unrelated, but a balanced diet can actually save you from problems associated with air pollution. A balanced diet increases immunity, which means that you'll be at a lower risk of developing pollution related health issues.

>> The Physician Digital Outlook 2014 survey says that more than 50% of Indian physicians face difficulty consulting with their patients because they consult the internet for medical issues

Drive slow On dusty roads, even if your air conditioner is on, the polluted air will seep into your car. So, make sure that you drive slowly on unpaved, dusty roads and keep your windows rolled up when there’s a lot of traffic and pollution around you.

inspect often The gas appliances in your home will add to the air pollution if they are not well maintained. Regularly inspect and clean appliances or hire a professional to do this for you.

are you losing fat or water? Have you recently lost a lot of weight? You might want to check whether what you have lost is fat or just water content. Yamini Walia suggests you take this quiz to find out >> If you have lost a lot of weight in a short span of time, it might be just water weight

the little things Tiny dust and chemical particles in the air can make you sick. Even small pieces of soot can attack your lungs and cause diseases such as asthma. So, make sure you steer clear of areas where there is construction, or roads that are extremely dusty.


avoiD exerting Too much physical activity will leave you breathless, causing you to breathe in all the dust, smog and pollution around you. Exercise indoors and avoid running or jogging too much, especially during peak traffic hours.



uddenly losing too much weight might be the result of a loss of water in your body, which means that you'll be less bloated, but not any less overweight. It takes a while to lose fat, so if it happens quicker than it should, you will be losing water weight. Don't get fooled by the weighing machine and gorge on junk food because you think your weight loss target has been achieved, as water weight will come back! To find out the real reason behind your weight loss, take this quiz and read our tips below.


1. Have you cut down on the carbohydrate intake in your diet? a) Yes. b) No.


2. Do you feel like your weight loss has been extensive in a very short span of time? a) Yes. b) No. 3. Has your appetite decreased? a) Yes. b) No.

« quick quiz: do you trust the internet too much?

blind trust 1. You’ve been suffering from a chronic cold for two weeks. But, you read on the internet about ‘certain’ colds that take more than a month to cure. Do you immediately assume that you're suffering from one of those conditions? a) Yes. b) No. 2. While visiting your doctor, have you ever started a sentence by saying, ‘But [insert name of an obscure medical website] says...’? a) Yes. b) No. 3. On online forums, if a poster’s ‘source’ column mentions ‘physician for 5 years,’ ‘medical student’ or ‘working with a pharma company,’ do you immediately trust and believe anything

Dev Goswami recommends you take this quiz to find out whether you trust the internet too much when it comes to medical matters

the person posting says? a) Yes. b) No. 4. If you found a contradiction between what your doctor recommended and information off the internet, would you follow the latter, without consulting your doctor? a) Yes. b) No. 5. Your workout hasn’t been giving you the desired results. Instead of talking to your trainer, do you prefer referring to the internet to find ways to intensify your workout? a) Yes. b) No.

mostly as You clearly trust the internet too much. So much so that you run the risk of misdiagnosing yourself or trying dangerous exercises that can injure you. While the internet can be a good source of information, remember that it cannot beat the experience and knowledge of an expert who has studied a particular topic in detail. We aren’t saying that you should stop referring to the internet completely, just that it shouldn’t take priority over what doctors and trainers tell you. mostly bs You might prefer referring to the internet to cross-check facts, but you know where to draw the line. You would trust a doctor's advice over the internet and that is exactly the way it should be.

4. Are you experiencing dizziness and pain along with weight loss? a) Yes.

b) No. 5. Have you lost weight only because of a change in your diet? a) Yes. b) No. 6. Apart from following a healthy diet, do you exercise regularly? a) Yes. b) No. 7. Do you drink at least 10 glasses of water every day? a) Yes. b) No. 8. Have you been sweating more than usual? a) Yes. b) No. 9. Have you stopped consuming alcohol and caffeine completely? a) Yes. b) No. 10. Have you experienced a sudden weight gain after a break from your ideal diet? a) Yes. b) No.

Lose the fat


udden weight loss is usually water weight and not fat. Skipping meals, eating unhealthy food and avoiding exercise are some of the causes of excessive water loss in the body. It takes one cheat day for all the water weight to come back. Make sure to lose fat and not water weight by following our helpful hints and tips:

eat right Never skip meals. This unhealthy habit has bad side-effects. The idea is to eat well-balanced meals with lots of fruits and vegetables. Also, eat everything, but in the right proportion. If you usually eat two rotis, eat just one

instead. Avoid junk food as much as possible, but eat calorific food once in a while for the calories, the taste and the fat that your body requires.

your favourite dessert and urging you to join them. Don’t give in to your cravings no matter how bad they are. Remember that you are working hard towards your goals, not your friends. Prepare your mind to lose weight and avoid all the unhealthy items on the menu.

exercise The best way to lose weight is to exercise properly. Join a gym, go swimming or join a dance class for one hour every day. Exercise is the best way to lose weight. Without exercise, you will end up losing water weight. Make sure you take part in some physical exercise too.

take a walk At a desk job, you end up sitting all day and drink so many fluids that you either gain fat or lose water weight. During breaks, leave your seat and take a walk outside. This will help you digest your heavy lunch and you will gradually lose weight. Walking is also considered to be the best form of exercise.

control Try to control your cravings. Learn to say no, even if your friends are eating

Drink green tea A glass of green tea after every meal

mostly as Whatever you are doing to lose weight, it's all wrong! You have definitely lost water weight and not fat. Your lost kilos will return in as little as a day once you resume your normal diet. When you diet extensively, your body looses glycogen (glucose), that contains 4g of water. So, you end up losing water and zero fat. You need to eat healthy and exercise regularly to lose fat instead of water weight. However, consult a doctor if the effects of this weight loss are severe. mostly bs Congratulations! You have lost fat and not water weight. The changes that you have made to your diet and exercise regime have had positive results. Continue doing exactly what you've been doing for a healthy yet slimmer you!

is considered to be the best way to lose weight. Green tea helps in digestion and also cleanses your system. Almost all nutritionists and dieticians advise you to consume at least three to four cups of green tea everyday. It will also help you fight diseases, maintain water content and increase your metabolism rate. substitute fatty proDucts with non-fat proDucts Recent studies prove that people who eat non-fat dairy products such as yogurt, end up losing more weight than people who totally avoid dairy products. Substitute your milk with skim milk and yogurt with non-fattening yogurt and see the results yourself. Try and substitute sugar with sugar-free products for better results.


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Insane IntensIty! Have you heard of high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts? They are some of the most extreme workouts and should be incorporated in your exercise regime. Yamini Walia tells you about some of the most popular HIIT workouts


IIT workouts are efficient, challenging and boost your metabolic rate. They keep your body fit and in perfect shape. However, you need to take a few safety measures before you begin with these programmes. Remember to warm-up before training in order to avoid the risk of a muscle pull. Take longer rest periods and shorter intervals. As you progress, you can reduce the rest periods. Schedule your workouts wisely, as these are not exercised that can be performed every day. Remember that you need to maintain good form for effective results from these programmes. Read on to find out about the most popular HIIT workouts.

Jillian Micheal’s Bodyshred workout Jillian Micheal’s Bodyshred workout is an effective, 30-minute, high-intensity workout

with Jillian's 3-2-1 interval approach. 3 stands for three minutes of strength, 2 for two minutes of cardio and 1 for one minute of core exercises. Repeat all the sets once and do three sets in total. Use dumbbells for the strength exercises. This programme will help you shed fat, define your muscles, dramatically enhance athletic performance and transform your physique.

taBata hiit workout The Tabata HIIT workout lasts for just four minutes, but it puts every muscle in your body to the test. To do Tabata, pick up a cardio activity such as running, jump rope or biking and do it as hard as you can for 20 seconds. Rest for about 10 seconds and repeat the routine seven times. Start with the exercise you are most comfortable with and make sure your timer works perfectly for best results. By the end of four-minutes, you

will have completed a strenuous workout.

insanity hiit workout The Insanity HIIT workout, developed by Shaun T., is a very popular fitness programme. This programme has 10 DVDs that you can refer to and involves high intensity exercises with short rest intervals. Right from the initial assessment to cardio power, resistance, core muscle work, nutrition plans, fitness guides and online support tools, the programme includes everything you need. However, it is not for the faint-hearted as it demands a moderate level of fitness.

cathe Friedrich’s hiit workout Cathe Friedrich’s HIIT workout features around 30-minute workout routines. The

first workout is 30/30, where each interval is divided into 30 seconds — high energy, plyo reps, followed by an equal 30 second rest for a total of 16 intervals. The second workout is 40/20, where each interval is divided into 40 seconds — high energy, plyo reps, followed by 20 seconds of rest for a total of 16 intervals. Three additional one-minute breaks are spread throughout the programme. The third workout is called Double Wave Pyramid, where you’ll do two rounds of intervals separated by one minute of rest. If you lack time, these workouts are perfect, as they can also be done during your lunch break. However, this is not a workout that can be performed while reading a magazine or talking to your friends. Whether it takes four minutes or 30, these workouts are highly challenging and require your complete attention for accurate results.

« Know more: best gym deals in the city

Do you avoid going to the gym because you can’t afford the high fees? Shirley Mistry has some great deals for you Mickey Mehta’s 360 wellness centre

If you are worried that your child isn’t growing tall, you may find a solution at Mickey Mehta’s Wellness Centre. They have a special programme for children between the ages of 7 and 18 and the programme promises to help them grow taller as well as teach them the importance of good thoughts, deeds and values. Right now, the first 100 people to sign up for this programme are entitled to a 50% discount. The course starts at `8,000 and goes up to `16,000, so be sure to enrol while the offer lasts. where 4th floor, Aditya Birla Centre, Dadi Seth Lane, Babulnath Road contact 65346376/ 77

JG’s Fitness centre

Grab this perfect opportunity and head to JG's Fitness Centre, where they are offering a 15% discount to students and senior citizens on their regular gym memberships.

where Near Poddar School, Tagore Road, Santacruz (W) contact 9324246680


If you are looking for a deal that truly spells value for money, head to Talwalkars where you get one month of free membership, when you pay for three months. where All Talwalkers outlets across the city contact 33710100


If you want to practise yoga instead of heading to a gym or signing up for a Zumba class, Yogacara has some great offers in store. They are offering a 10% discount on their three month membership, a 15% discount on their six month membership and a 20% discount on their annual membership.

The three month package starts at `10,400 and the annual membership will set you back `48,515, so now is a good time to sign up. where Shoeb Manzil/ SBI Building, 1st floor, Off Perry Cross Road, Near Otters Club, Same Lane as China Blue Restaurant, Bandra (W) contact 26511464/ 63

My GyM

My Gym positions itself as a place where your child will develop better physically, cognitively and emotionally. They have various programmes that incorporate fitness activities such as music, dance, relay races, games, special rides, gymnastics and sports. This month, they have a unique offer where, for every child you introduce to My Gym and have enrolled, you get `1,500 off your next month's membership. where The Silver Pearl, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W) contact 26517000


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Spot on!

Heat strokes are extremely common during the summer, but very few people can spot the signs. Shirley Mistry tells you about some of the most common heat stroke symptoms, so that you can spot them on yourself or help someone in need WhAt is A heAt stroke

symptoms of A heAt stroke

A heat stroke is essentially an advanced stage of a heat related problem such as mild cramping, fainting and exhaustion. Also known as sunstroke, not many people are aware that severe heat strokes can cause brain damage and can be fatal if not caught soon.

When in doubt, check for the following symptoms to identify a heat stroke: l High body temperature. l A rapid heartbeat. l Confusion, disorientation and loss of balance l Shallow, strained breathing. l Unconsciousness. l Seizures. l Weakness. l A throbbing headache. l Flushed looking skin. l Cramps. l Excessive sweating.

WhAt cAuses A heAt stroke

A heat stroke is the result of a long period of sun or heat exposure. It is also accompanied by dehydration, which causes the body's temperature gauge to fail. In other words, your body produces heat due to your metabolism and other bodily functions. Under normal immediAte first Aid circumstances, your body dissipates heat through your skin or through the evaporation of Try to get yourself, or anyone suffering from a the sweat it produces in such situations. heat stroke, to the doctor as soon as possible. In the mean time, get started by administering these methods on the patient.

At A higher risk

Take a look at the groups of people who are at a higher risk of suffering from a heat stroke. l Diabetes l Heart patients l Obese persons l Parkinson’s patients l Regular consumers of alcohol l People who are on medication

shift to A cool plAce Try and shift the person indoors or to a shaded area immediately to stop further damage from the sun, heat or humidity.

cool doWn

Immediately douse the person in water, wrap them in wet sheets and get them to a shower or make them lie down in a bath tub, as this will lower their body temperature fastest. If they begin shivering, stop trying to cool them down, However, when it’s exposed to high heat and as this indicates a rising core temperature. You humidity, your body isn’t able to get rid of the can also fan them. Make sure to keep checking heat as it usually would. Couple this with their body temperature so it doesn't drop too dehydration and your body can't produce sweat low, or they could suffer from hypothermia. either, as you haven’t consumed enough fluids, causing your body temperature to skyrocket. hydrAte Babies, elderly people, athletes and people Make the patient drink lots of water and juice who regularly perform physical work and are but avoid coffee, alcohol and sodas, as they exposed to heat for prolonged periods are at the contain caffeine, which will dehydrate highest risk. you further.

>> High body temperature and dizziness are some of the signs of a heat stroke

« Know more: Cold plaSma during SurgerieS A new discovery by Israeli medical device company IonMed, promises to close incisions without any surgical scars. Radhika R. finds out exactly what the new procedure using Cold Plasma therapy is


o, we're not talking about another way to keep cool during the summer. Cold plasma is actually a new invention that has taken medical experts over the world by surprise. The simple procedure can be performed during surgeries, in order to close incisions without leaving any scars. Cold plasma is an innovative procedure that will prove beneficial for medical as well as cosmetic surgery. During this treatment, certain particles of plasma gas are ionised. This procedure was first invented and tested in Israel. After tests found that it seemed to help people, it started expanding as a treatment. The medical device called IonMed, also developed in Israel, used the procedure to close surgical incisions with less pain and no scars. The

procedure allows you to let go of the old, conventional method of using a needle and thread to close incisions. This also means that post-surgery, pain reduces quite a bit. This ingenious technology takes only a few minutes to perform and completely seals the area. Although this gas has proven helpful to repair tissues, control excess bleeding and enhance tissue restoration, it was considered unsafe for surgery since it has to be used at high temperatures, which could damage the body. The plasma gas for this surgery is used at 40°C, which is safe for the body. Apart from the cosmetic benefits, it was also found to be effective in disinfecting and destructing harmful cancer cells. But, cold plasma needs to be handled very carefully and the procedure should

be performed only by trained professionals. Cold plasma therapy is also poised to help women through caesarean deliveries. Women who undergo these operations are prone to infections and closing their surgical cuts requires expertise and the use of complicated equipment. The cold plasma technique promises to leave women infection-free and without scars. This was proven in a small experiment done by the Israeli organisation developing the treatment. IonMed used their equipment, BioWeld1 (that conducts cold plasma therapy), on 16 women who underwent a caesarean. The therapy closed their skin incisions with minimal pain. After several weeks of the procedure, the company reported that the wounds had healed and the likelihood

of complications and infections was very low. In spite of all its benefits, Indian medical experts are yet to accept it. Dr. Nina Madnani, a consultant dermatologist raises her own concerns. She tells us, “Not many doctors are aware of this therapy yet. It hasn’t crossed all medical expectations and so, it’s too early to accept it.” She adds, “I wouldn't include this procedure in the treatments that we conduct at my clinic, simply because I am not convinced about this process yet.” All in all, if this treatment does gain acceptance in India, it will probably attract several patients. From getting rid of a small scar to eliminating cancer cells, cold plasma surgeries seem set to revolutionise the field of surgery.


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« problem solver: ask our beauty expert BarBara, our Beauty expert, wiLL heLp fix your proBLems

Dear Barbara, I have noticed small, red bumps on my skin, that are extremely painful. Over the past few days, some of the boils seem to have filled up with pus and sitting or lying down has become extremely painful, as a majority of them are on my back. I am in a lot of pain, but no amount of washing or scrubbing is making the boils go away. Please help! — ranjan mishra, malad Dear ranjan, You seem to be suffering from a bad bout of heat boils, which are extremely common during the summer. First, make sure you don't scrub your skin, as abrasion will only make the bacterial infection spread. Clean the affected area regularly with mild soap and a little water. Then,

>> If you notice wrinkles around your eyes, you should use a good eye cream apply a few drops of tea tree oil, which is a natural disinfectant. Also, make sure that you wear loose clothes and fabrics that allow your skin to breathe, as when clothes stick to your skin, the sweat and heat gets trapped and cause heat boils. Dear Barbara, Recently, I have started to notice that the skin under my eyes has aged drastically. The skin isn’t as taut as it used to be and I have also developed fine lines in the area. Moreover, the skin under my eyes always feels dry, even though I moisturise my face twice a day. What should I do? — meena Vashisht, matunga Dear meena, What you have described is completely natural once you have crossed the age of 25 and it just means that your regular face cream isn’t enough. The region under your eyes begins to lose it’s elasticity so, it begins to look like sagging skin. Pick a good under-eye cream that contains collagen to make your skin more taught and supple. Creams with brightening agents will also make your skin seem brighter and clearer. Also, under- eye creams are very hydrating, so they will take care of your dry patches as well. Send your questions to:


no touch-ups From eyeliner that never fades to mascara that will never run, permanent makeup is revolutionising the beauty industry. Radhika R. tells you what surprising ways exist to ensure that your makeup stays put


ou’re always running late and so, are constantly trying to apply your makeup on your way, hurriedly swiping liner across your eyelids when you're at a signal or in the bathroom once you reach work. If you don't have the time to spend 15-20 minutes in front of a mirror every morning to get the perfect pout and make sure your lashes look fuller, help is at hand, and it's called permanent makeup. We're not quite sure what we think of having one colour tattoed across our eyelids forever, but such procedures exist and are growing increasingly popular. Various parts of your face can be remodeled or accentuated with permanent makeup. You can either revitalise your skin or completely change it’s appearance. Some of these techniques are highly effective and most of them are pretty economical, especially since you won't be constantly purchasing liners and mascara anymore. Take a look at some:

eyes Eyes are the windows to your soul — so you better make sure they look pretty! Several permanent makeup options exist to ensure this, including eyebrow enhancement, which means you will never have to thread, wax or pluck at your eyebrows again. There’s also the slightly more questionable, permanent kohl and eyeliner procedure. We're still on the fence about it, but for women

who want one colour imprinted permanently on their eyelids, this is enhancements, Eyelash perfect. though they've been around longer, are also becoming a popular way of getting natural-looking, long eyelashes that save you the hassle of using fake eyelashes when you go out. try it out To get permanent liner or longer eyelashes, visit the Marvie Ann Beck Salon, Bandra (W )

Lips Don’t ignore your pout. Whether you’re pouting in front of the mirror or taking a selfie, you will want your lips to look picture-ready at all times, which is where permanent lip liners and colours come in. While the procedure is more effective than botox or fillers for shapely lips and can also help correct asymmetry, remember that you will have one colour on your lips, constantly, unless you opt for a nude shade that you can colour over, of course. try it out To wake up every day with perfect lips, contact Berkowits clinic. They have branches all over Mumbai

Beauty spots & DimpLes Beauty spots and dimples are highly coveted, but not that uncommon anymore. While not everyone is blessed with a strategically placed

beauty spot à la Cindy Crawford, that doesn’t mean you can't get one put there. Simple procedures that can be performed in as little as 15 minutes can give you dimples and beauty spots. To add dimples, a small, painless incision is made inside your cheek, which when stitched causes a dimpling effect on the outer skin. try it out For dimples, you can make an appointment at Eternesse Clinic in Andheri (W )

expert speak Dr. Zubeida Palkar, who has been a cosmetologist for the past 15 years, gives permanent makeup her nod of approval. She tells us, “Overdoing any treatment is not good, but that’s where the responsibility of the doctor lies. You have to guide patients and let them know when they don’t really need to undergo a procedure.” When we asked her about the side effects of remodeling a natural face, Dr. Palkar explained, “There are no major side effects. It has achieved great success for a reason. Some people need it, not just as a cosmetic change. We meet several patients who undergo chemotherapy and require these treatments to build their confidence.” According to Zubeida, eyebrow enhancement is a clear winner when it comes to the different types of permanent makeup.

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NEWS IN BRIEF FIR against Kejriwal, Vishwas for violation

An FIR was on Monday registered against AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas and 10 others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and prohibitory orders. The FIR was lodged at Gauriganj police station in Uttar Pradesh, after authorities reviewed the video of Vishwas' campaign, Circle officer Naveen Kumar Singh said. Kejriwal and Vishwas had allegedly violated the model code and prohibitory orders by holding roadside meetings without taking permission and disrupting traffic.

Coalgate: Dasari Narayana Rao quizzed by CBI

Former Coal Minister Dasari Narayana Rao was on Monday questioned by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal block in which Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh are accused. Meanwhile the CBI has given a clean chit to Congress MP Vijay Darda and his company JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd. as the agency could not find any 'evidence' of criminal conspiracy or cheating.

Polls: Over 800 kgs of explosives; 100 IEDs recovered till now NATION


EW DELHI: Over 800 kg of explosives and 127 improvised bombs have been recovered by security forces from across Naxal violence-hit areas since the Election Commission sounded the poll bugle in the country on March 5. The maximum of these killing traps and deadly ammunition, aimed at security forces and poll officials, have been recovered by the paramilitary CRPF from Left Wing Extremism affected areas of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha. According to an official report, a maximum of 61 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered from Bihar, 33 from Jharkhand, 24 from Chhattigarh and nine from Odisha, reports PTI.

The total number of these locally made recovered bombs, which also killed troopers, is 127. 750kgs of explosives was seized from Bihar, 53 kgs from Jharkhand, .5kg from Chhattisgarh and 3.8kgs from Odisha, taking total to 806.92kgs during the period between Mar. 5-April 20. During the same period, 10 IED explosions took place in Bihar, six in Jharkhand and 13 in Chhattisgarh. The maximum casualty for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the lead anti-Naxal operations force and the largest security force deployed for polls, took place in the restive Bastar area of Chhattisgarh where 20 personnel were killed while 15 were injured in separate incidents. Five CRPF men were also killed in Bihar while seven were inPics: PTI


Advani's website hacked

The official website of veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in Kashmir.

Woman officer in ACB net over `2 crore assets

An Assistant Supply Officer in the Civil Supplies Dept in Hyderabad was arrested in a disproportionate assets case after Anti-Corruption Bureau officials unearthed properties worth Rs 2.24 crore allegedly belonging to her. On credible information that P. Sandhya Rani possessed assets disproportionate to the known sources of her legal income, a case under Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against her.

Modi to address rally in Vadodara on April 24

BJP nominee from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Narendra Modi will address a public rally on Thursday, city unit chief Bharat Dangar said.

MAMA'S GIRL.... Newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Justice G. Rohini being greeted by her mother after taking oath in New Delhi, on Monday.

China new transit hub for Pak operators to smuggle FICN By Ashwini Shrivastava


EW DELHI: In a worrying trend, central intelligence agencies have found that China has emerged as a new transit hub for Pakistan-based operators to circulate fake Indian currency which was also being routed in 'diplomatic bags' to Pakistan High Commission in Colombo and via two leading courier services. "Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) are being routed to Pakistan High Commission in Colombo through diplomatic bag. FICN are being routed from Pakistan to India and Nepal via China through FedEx and DHL courier in the form of parcels," according to a report by Economic Intelligence Council (EIC) headed by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram. When contacted by PTI, both the companies denied use of their network for any illegal activity. Pakistan based operators are sending the fake currency by air carriers not only to Nepal and Bangladesh but also routing it via Dubai, Kuala Lampur, Bangkok and Sri Lanka, the report said. These racketeers are reportedly using middle aged and even old Punjabi and Muslim ladies as con-

duits for carrying FICN into India through land border and airport, according to the report.

A pooled contingent of close to 1.3-lakh paramilitary and state police personnel have been deployed to exclusively cater to election-related duties by the Union Home Ministry. Apart from these men, close to 1.2 lakh personnel and special units are already present in the Naxal and militancy affected areas to undertake operations and facilitate smooth movements of these forces across various states. The Ministry has also identified 33 worst Naxal-affected districts as being very sensitive with the highest number of incidents having been reported in these areas in Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and 2009 and also during Assembly polls in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Over 100 Indians detained in US since 2013; on hunger strike By Seema Hakhu Kachru

EC detects paid news; asks Cong, BJP to pay up

Election Commission has identified six news articles having appeared in local newspapers in Raigarh Lok Sabh constituency as 'paid news' and directed that costs incurred in publishing them be added to poll expenditure of BJP and Congress nominees. The directions in this regard were given by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC).

jured in the same state during poll duties in the Maoist grid. A total of fifty-two arms were also recovered during the same period with Bihar (10), Jharkhand (21), Chhattisgarh (15), Odisha (5) and Maharashtra (1). Similarly, a total of 452 rounds of ammunition was recovered by the paramilitary force from these states with the maximum being in Jharkhand (355), Bihar (47), Chhattisgarh (37) and Odisha (13). Till now, 52 encounters have taken place between the CRPF and Naxals/insurgents in these areas with the maximum such face-offs being reported in Chhattisgarh (33), Jharkhand (11), Bihar (4) while Odisha and Maharashtra had two each of such operations.


OUSTON: Over 100 Indian youths -- detained by US authorities for allegedly entering the country illegally to seek asylum -are on a hunger strike. The men, all hailing from Punjab, have been languishing in El Paso Processing Centre in Texas in miserable condition since last year, a non-profit group that has been providing the detainees with legal support told PTI. North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) said it has urged Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) authorities to immediately release the youths, currently on hunger strike. In a statement, the group urged ICE Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas S. Winkowski to release the men, said Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director, NAPA. Chahal said the ICE is legally bound to release detainees as soon

as they proved their true identities and reasons for seeking asylum in the US. There is no evidence against any of the detainees held since last year, he said. Two hunger strikers were recently hospitalised and many others are in danger, Chahal said, adding that NAPA has learnt that ICE was on the verge of force-feeding striking detainees -- a practice that the United Nations has termed as 'torture'. These youths have been detained indefinitely despite proving their identities and certifying their reasons for entering the US, he said. "Some detainees had been transferred to a barrack called 'LO-AHA', a 5x10 feet room consisting of toilet and bed where normally criminaltype prisoners are detained," Chahal added. The group said it is also seeking action against travel and immigration agents who lured the youths with dreams of settling in the US.

REMEMBERING THOSE DARK DAYS... Sikh protesters face water cannons during a protest against Congress leaders over 1984 anti-Sikh riots at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi, on Monday.


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What beats a person is not having brains enough to stick to his own game - this is to play the market only when he is satisfied that precedents favoured his play. There is a time for all things. No man can always have adequate reasons for buying or selling stocks daily - or sufficient knowledge to make his play an intelligent play.

Warren Buffett

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on HCL Tech CMP: Rs. 1435

Nifty Above 6800...

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Tuesday (April 22, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose moderately on Monday (April 21, 2014) a net 38.25 points (0.56%) and closed at the 6817 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6789 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 11.35 a.m. The index then declined marginally and registered the day’s low at the 6786 points level at 11.47 a.m. It then rose and turned into a range bound movement until 2.17 p.m. The index then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 6825 points level at 3.06 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained above its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 39 points and closed above the psychologically important 6800 points level. Sentiment was bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 28 were gainers, while 22 were losers.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 13.30%. This change is moderate and indicates a moderate participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 1043 were gainers, 463 were losers and 64 remained unchanged. Slow Stocha stic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the neutral zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has risen above the slow D line (positive and a buy signal). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

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

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

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

Suppor t Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6446 points level. The next support is at the 6338 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance at the 6809 points level was crossed above yesterday. The next resistance is at the 6874 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 = 6810 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6795. Support (2) = 6771. Resistance (1) = 6833. Resistance (2) = 6849. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a second consecutive but small white body candle. The body of this candle is above and outside the body of the previous white body candle. This is positive. Further, a bullish hook formation is visible on the 5 days moving average. The index has also closed above a major resistance level at the 6809 points level. The index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four average are rising. The velocity parameters which were negatively trended have now turned neutral. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further up move unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6756) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6734) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6651) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 6101) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

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

Target Rs. 1600

HCLT’s US$ revenues came in line with estimates (+3% QoQ) but operating margins higher (+90bps to 24.6% vs. RCMLe: 23.3%) led by G&A savings. While IMS continues to be the growth driver (+5% QoQ CC), Applications services also saw recovery in growth (+2.9% QoQ CC). We tweak our EPS estimates to factor in a stronger INR. While HCLT’s strong IMS practice should continue to drive growth, we see limited upside risk to margins which could restrict earnings upgrades. Q3 marginally ahead of expectations: HCLT’s revenues grew 3% QoQ to US$ 1.36bn, in line with expectations. EBIT margins expanded 90bps QoQ to 24.6%, (RCMLe 23.3%) led by G&A savings as many projects moved into the execution phase. Growth continued to be driven by Infrastructure services (+5% QoQ CC), while Application services (45% of revenues)/Business services grew by 2.9%/-1.3% QoQ CC. PAT came in at Rs 16.2bn, up 59% YoY and 4.6% ahead of our expectations led by better growth and margins. Growth metrics mixed: Application Development/Enterprise Application revenues grew by 2.1%/4.2% CC QoQ. Like TCS/INFO, growth in the Americas was weak for HCLT (+0.4% QoQ CC), while Europe grew by 4.8% QoQ CC and ROW by 10.4% QoQ CC (off a low base). Vertical-wise, growth in BFSI/Manufacturing stood at 6.8%/2.1% QoQ CC and was muted for Lifesciences/TME at 0%/-2.7% QoQ CC. HCLT added 1,858 employees to 90,190 and utilisation stood at 84.2%. Operating cash flows for Q4 came in at US$ 234mn and DSOs increased to 59 days from 55 days in Q2. Valuations and View: Overall, Q4 was an in-line quarter for HCLT with continued growth in Infrastructure Services. We adjust our FY15/FY16 EPS estimates by 0.5%/-0.6% to factor in a stronger INR (USD/INR rate of 60.5/60 for FY15/FY16). Valuations (at 15x FY15 P/E) are reasonable. Maintain BUY; Mar’15 TP of Rs 1600.

CLSA calls a ‘Buy’ on Hathway Cable & Datacom CMP: Rs. 244

Target Rs. 302

Cable operators in India have started seeing qualitative improvements in their businesses as easing of conflicts between LCOs and MSOs lead to them finally reaping digitisation benefits. Hathway, with7.6m digitized subscribers, is India’s largest digital cable provider. Improving ARPUs and potential progress of digitisation Phase III offers high visibility on a 30% Ebitda cagr over FY14-17. Rising broadband penetration and higher internet ARPUs offer substantial upsides. We initiate coverage with a BUY. Our DCF based target of Rs302 offers 31% upside. Hathway’s strong execution to pay off as industry dynamics improve: A shifting of Local Cable Operators (LCOs) to improved billing terms for the larger cable companies i.e. Multi System Operators (MSOs) has signalled the acceptance of digitisation by LCOs – the last hurdle in digitisation. This will trigger monetization of capex incurred by the MSOs during first two phases of digitisation. Hathway has executed well to convert 7.6m of its 11.0m cable universe to digital, giving it a leading c.30% market share of digital cable in India and making it a top beneficiary. Subscription surge provides high visibility to 30% Ebitda cagr: As Hathway’s paying subscriber base rises to 11.0m, its realized Arpu’s will also rise by c.75% over the period as it enjoys double benefit of rising declarations by LCOs as well as better realizations from premium content. Overall, we expect Hathway’s subscriptions revenues to grow at a 48% cagr over FY14-17CL to Rs16.9bn, driving a 23% overall revenue cagr to Rs25.4bn and 30% Ebitda cagr to Rs7.7bn over the period. Extending execution success to Broadband is the upside: With 440k broadband subscribers, Hathway is India’s largest cable broadband operator. Low internet penetration (17%) and Hathway’s rising reach (1.7m internet home passes out of 11m reach) provide good growth opportunity. Hathway is implementing a high speed (50Mbps, DOCSIS 3.0 system) which should enable higher ARPUs as well as maintain competitiveness against mobile broadband. We build in a 24% cagr in broadband revenues to Rs3.0bn by FY17 as Hathway adds another 200k subscribers by FY17. Initiate with BUY; Broadband / Arpu offer big option value: We initiate coverage with a BUY, with our DCF based target price of Rs302 offering 31% upside. Hathway will incur c.Rs12-13bn capex as it converts its remaining universe to digital, which could trigger equity raising if digitization were to accelerate. Upside to estimates is higher ARPUs (premium content, HD) where a 5% higher base can add 8% to target price. There is also a big option value of broadband ramp-up, if Hathway maintains conversions and even half of subscribers move to higher Arpu, DCF would rise to Rs445/share. High visibility on medium term growth: Hathway’s 11m digital cable universe is currently only partially monetized. While 7.6m households have been digitised, the company is currently being paid for only 6.1m of them. The lag in paying subscribers versus digitized subscribers is on account of the delay in customer application form filling (CAF) process. Acquisition of customer specific data via CAF lets the MSO to accurately identify and generate a bill as per subscribers’ choice of channels.

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SC Allows Annual Cap Of 20m Tonnes Of Iron Ore Mining In Goa NEWS FLASH


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anating from 1962 onwards. It also said there will be no grant of lease he Supreme Court yesterday for mining around one allowed an annual cap of 20 km of national parks and wild life million tonnes of iron ore to sanctuaries.The court has directed be extracted in Goa which was the Ministry of Environment and banned by it in the state for nearly Forests (MoEF) to identify eco-senone-and- a-half years. A sitive areas around national parks bench comprising justices A K Pat- within six months. naik, S S Nijjar and F M I Kalifulla, It said the Goa government will however, said the expert panel will formulate a scheme within six give a final recommendation on an- months for utilising the funds gennual cap on excavation of iron ore erated by e-auction. The bench said within six months. that the workers on rolls of all minThe court said that there cannot ing firms will be paid 50 per cent of be a deemed renewal of lease after the wage during the period for 2007 of the existing lease deeds em- which they were out of work be-


cause of the apex court stay on the mining activity. Further, within six months, the expert panel will recommend how the extracted dumps are to be utilised, it said.The bench had on March 27 reserved its order on putting the annual cap on volume of iron ore to be extracted in Goa. The bench had said it cannot go into the policy matter and will only address the regulatory aspect involved in it. The expert panel had recommended to Goa government to form a mining corporation or a public sector company in view of "illegalities" by private miners.

Mitsubishi Merger To Help TCS Build Scale In Japan By A Business Reporter

Research, which continues to maintain a Buy on the stock. he TCS announcement that TCS According to a just released reJapan, IT Frontier Corporation port by Religare, “Despite being the (ITF: a Mitsubishi subsidiary), and second largest IT services market in Nippon TCS Solution Center the world, Japan has been a tough (NTSC) will merge into a single en- market to crack for Indian IT servtity, with combined annual rev- ices companies due to their lack of enues of over US$ 600mn has met scale. With the new entity, TCS will with a positive response from ana- have a good presence in Japan lysts. TCS will hold a 51% stake in along with multiple client relationthe new entity and Mitsubishi (MC) ships in the BFSI, Manufacturing, 49%. “The deal is positive for TCS as Retail and Hi-tech verticals, which it will increase its presence in the will provide abundant client mining tough, but large Japanese IT mar- and off-shoring opportunities. MC ket. We maintain that TCS’s aggres- is the largest client, contributing sive investments in the right $250mn in revenues of the new entechnologies and geographies will tity. ITF’s margins are in low singledrive superior growth� says Religare digits; TCS’s are in high


IndiaHomes Gets Largest Ever Investment In A Real Estate Portal By Dominic Rebello



roperty broking portal, IndiaHomes, has received the largest ever investment in a real estate portal in India. The company has received an investment of Rs. 150 crores, in an investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Earlier, Helion Venture Capital and Foundation Capital had invested US$ 14 million in the company. Incidentally, Indiahomes is the first professional property services company in this sector to receive international Private Equity. The company set up in March 2009 with the aim of supporting customers aspiring to own a house by hand holding them through the complex processes, uses numerous cutting edge technologies to facilitate real estate transactions. Elaborating on this investment Samarjit Singh, founder and MD, IndiaHomes, said, “This investment will fuel our growth as we expand our presence from 10 to 50 cities in the next few months. Additionally, we will also make a foray into the secondary market and envisage 60:40 ratio between primary and secondary market in the near fu-

ture. Our financial goal is to reach US$5 billion of sales in GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) in 1000 days from the current run rate of $1Billion GMV, a 5 fold increase,� he added, IndiaHomes has a presence in Delhi, Gurgaon, NOIDA, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata and on the anvil is expansion to 50 additional cities including Tier 2 & 3 cities. It is the only company in the real estate segment to use technology as a platform to enable customers to make informed decisions. It has a UX and UI website designed for mobile devices with a cutting edge ‘mobile first’ strategy. International UX designers have been instrumental in the conceptualization and designing the website. Yesterday, the company also unveiled its new globally patented technology- the Lead Preview System or LPS, which enables a voice clip of a caller to be sent directly to a pre-selected and validated empaneled broker by the help of the Genie Algorithm. This saves time for a customer as there is a perfect match between the buyer and seller. All brokers are screened through a stringent due diligence process as well as customer feedback to ensure reliability and credibility.

single-digits.� The deal is to be completed by June-end. TCS Japan, ITF (MC’s 100% IT subsidiary) and NTSC will merge into a single new entity. TCS will hold 51% equity in this new entity while MC will own the remaining 49%. Additionally, TCS has paid US$ 50mn for retaining control of the unit. The new entity will have combined annual revenues of over US$ 600mn with over 2,400 associates in Japan. TCS will also have an option to increase its stake to 66% after five years. The reports authors Rumit Dugar and Pranav Kshatriya believe “the deal will give TCS’s portfolio an additional growth lever. While the stock is not cheap at 20x one-year forward PE, we think superior growth will support the premium. We maintain our estimates pending closure of the deal and continue to view TCS as the best execution play in India’s large-cap IT space� they say, while maintaining a 'Buy' on the stock with with a March’15 target price of Rs 2,450. The stock is currently priced at Rs 2219.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Four Cos Line Up Rights Issue Worth Rs 800 Cr

As many as four firms, including private sector lender Lakshmi Vilas Bank and infrastructure major IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company have lined up rights issue worth more than Rs 800 crore. Mirc Electronics, which sells the Onida brand of TVs and drug firm Neuland Laboratories also plans to raise funds by issuing equity shares to existing shareholders. These four firms, which had filed their draft documents with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) this year, are awaiting market regulator's approval. These companies are collectively planning to garner Rs up to 863 crore through rights issue. In rights issue, shares are issued to the existing investors as per their holding at pre-determined price and ratio.

Petronet Invites Bids To Lease Out LNG Storage Tanks

Petronet LNG Ltd, the nation's biggest importer of liquid natural gas, has invited bids to lease out under-utilised storage tanks at its recently commissioned LNG import facility at Kochi in Kerala. The company operates the 5 million ton-a-year Kochi terminal at a sub-optimal 5 per cent of capacity because of a delay in laying of pipelines connecting the port to consumption centres in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. To make Kochi an economically viable proposition, Petronet has invited bids to lease out two liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks for two years.

Hero Forms JV In Bangladesh

Country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp yesterday announced a joint venture with Bangladesh's Nitol Niloy group and the two plan to invest around USD 40 million (over Rs 240 crore) in next five years. The joint venture, in which Hero MotoCorp will hold 55% stake and rest will lie with the Bangladeshi partner, plans to set up a new manufacturing facility which will have an annual capacity of 1.5 lakh units when fully functional by second quarter of 2015-16. The plant in Bangladesh will be the the first full-fledged manufacturing facility for the Indian two-wheeler major outside India.

CAO Assessing Complaint On Lafarge Suma's Land Deal

The compliance advisor/ombudsman (CAO) is assessing a complaint filed against Lafarge Suma Cement's land acquisition and limestone quarrying operation close to villages of Shella and Tynger in Meghalaya. CAO, an independent recourse mechanism for projects supported by the World Bank Group, said a complaint was filed by a number of individuals in the state on the Indian side of the project in January last year. "CAO found the complaint eligible for further assessment in January 2014 and has begun conversations with the key parties ... An assessment of the case is ongoing," it said.

RJio Signs Pact With American Towers For Mobile Network

Telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited, RJIL, yesterday signed an agreement with American Tower Corporation for utilising the mobile towers for its telecom network. "...We are committed to creating a cutting edge network for high speed 4G. Our relationship with ATC will accelerate the roll-out of these services across India," Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Managing Director, Sanjay Mashruwala, said in a statement. ATC has a portfolio of 11,000 towers in India. — Business Desk with inputs from PTI

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 With Paakhi’s new avataar, Anshuman explains to her about Public Display of affection. While explaining, they come close to each other and Paakhi has her first ever PDA experience. Both are head over heels with this feeling Will this last forever? Life Ok , 9.30 p.m.


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ments and make it out alive. Along the way, he braves the biting cold, treks through desolate deserts, encounters dangerous predators and for food he has to make do with whatever he can catch or find – dead or alive! Di scover y, 9 p.m.


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 Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / chase ensues as to who gets there first. Star Movies, 9 p.m .  Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. HBO, 9 p.m.


 A story bout a relationship that’s ended. Khwahish traces the sexy, funny and intense relationship of Amar Ranawat(Himanshu Malik) and Lekha Khorzuvekar (Mallika Sherawat) from the time they meet in the last semester of college, their quirky romance, marriage and its ups and downs to the tragic end five years later. Probably the first Bollywood musical about the trials and tribulations of a young Indian urban couple. CVO, 9 p.m.  An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu Yadav is the one who benefits the most out of it. Amit arrests Sunder Yadav, Sadhu’s son. While Sunder is released soon, some police officers, get frustrated with the system, and pour acid into the eyes of two of Yadav’s men, blinding them. A hue and cry is raised by



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 The wealthy Kapoor family consists of Madanlal, his wife, Geetarani, daughter, Roshni, and son, Gaurav. One day while Gaurav is returning home from the Oriental Bank of Commerce, he is attacked by a group of men led by Shiva, but a young man named Rohit Malhotra comes to his rescue. Gaurav hires Rohit in his firm, and both become fast and inseparable friends. Both unknowingly fall in love with the same woman, Shweta Sharma, but Gaurav finds out and decides to step away. Shweta and Rohit are in love and want to get married. Then Shiva attacks Rohit and throws him off a cliff. Believing him to be dead, a shocked and devastated Shweta loses her voice. The Kapoors find out that Gaurav loves Shweta and they approach her brother, Shekhar, and arrange their marriage. A reluctant Shweta gives her accent. It is then that she starts seeing Rohit, while Gaurav starts drifting away from her, and unknown to anyone, is hiding a deadly secret. Filmy, 9 p.m.

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BRIEFS Remembering the Master


By Vijay Shanker

ehru Centre organised the Yuva Kala Mahotsav at their auditorium featuring talented performers. Among the performers were Kuchipudi danseuse Sanskriti Chatterjee and Kathak danseuse Bhakti Deshpande. It is gratifying to note that young talent is given all the encouragement they deserve. Besides the invocation, the mainstay of Sanskriti's performance was the interpretation of the royal lady Satyabhama in the number known as Bhama Kalapam. This number portrayed the various moods of the lady and her intimate relationship with Lord Krishna, the item goes to various stages of expressions and movements pertaining to Bhava Pravesh Daru, Madana Daru and Lekhana or letter writing daru. Another number that featured Krishna again was the Ashtapadi wherein the dancer is depicted as Virahotkantitha and suffers from the pangs of separation and waits anxiously to meet her Lord. Sanskriti was quite at ease enacting the varied 'sancharis'. Blessed with beautiful eyes, Sanskriti is capable of doing wonders as far as expressional dancing is concerned. A composition by Uttukadu Venkatasubbiah, 'Marakatha Manimaya' describes the romantic and playful Krishna and his dance with the Gopis of Vrindavana. Surprisingly, all the gopis think that Krishna is dancing with them and they dance with a lot of joy and happiness. This number concludes with the dance on the rim of the brass plate in which the dancer executes various rhythmic patterns to precision. This number won applause from the audience.

Gauri basks in glory! G

By Sandeep Hattangadi

auri Gadgil, the star of the hit real life drama ‘Yellow’ based on her own life as a physically challenged girl, afflicted with Down’s syndrome, has become an international swimming champion and received a Special Jury Award at the 61st National Awards. Speaking to us, Gauri said, “I am very happy to receive this honour and owe this recognition to my

mother Sneha and my sister along with my director Mahesh Limaye who all helped and guided me while acting in the film. Also my co-star Upendra Limaye was a great help”. When asked whether she would continue to pursue swimming, Gauri said, “Yes. I want to win more medals and recognition as a swimmer but not at the cost of my studies”.


By Sandeep Hattangadi

true awakening is ‘Surajya’ directed by Santosh Manjrekar. “Our body is a temple for goodness and the resident here is the supreme God. While the uneducated fall prey to superstition, the so-called educated prove beyond doubt that they are not necessarily rational. The ones who are rational are not prepared to come out of their shells. They in fact wait for something nice to happen without being active themselves. Some others belong to

Celebrating 25 years of being a guru! R

Anita Ratnam presents her new work - CIRCLES OF LOVE (part of Mudra Dance Festival 2014) – focusing on mothers, using ancient and contemporary poetry, spoken word interludes and familiar references from cultural memory to trace the outlines of what it means to be a mother who is eternally fragile and part of a cycle. Anita portrays the woman as a mother, giver of life, psychic gardener, caretaker of lives and terrifying protector. These are some of the character arcs quilted by Anita Ratnam in CIRCLES OF LOVE, a performance that weaves story, diary, movement and life into a living tapestry. As daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, the various shades of maternal joy and grief will be shared in an interdisciplinary performance from 7 pm on April 26 at The Experimental Theatre, The National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point.

‘Doosri Goshta' to release

Music launch this experiment. Kulkarni's 'Rooprangi Jugalbandi' gave the listeners an opportunity to listen to similar sounding ragas like 'Bhoopali' and 'Shudhkalyan' as also 'Yamankalyan'. In a normal concert of instrumental music we get to hear a raga in four stages. The first stage is 'alap' in which the raga is explored with a sense of freedom. The second stage is 'jod' in which there is a rhythmic pulse but no percussion. The third stage is 'gat' in which the percussion steps in. The last stage is 'jhala' which is played at a high speed and is a kind of a crescendo. Instead of sticking to one raga, Rupak kept switching between 'Bhoopali' and 'Shudh Kalyan' and 'Yaman Kalyan'. He was accompanied on the tabla by Thane-based tabla star Mukundraj Deo as also by Ahmedabadbased tabla artiste Prithviraj Mishra.

OF GOD AND GODMEN! total novice category. Omkar (Vaibhav Tatvavadi) represents a young generation. He is neither awakened about the consequences of temples grabbing undue limelight than the deity within as also the evil effects of this on the societal fabric. In fact, he firmly believes that this has no connection to him whatsoever. The society leaders and decision makers

Circles of Love

Director Chandrakant Kulkarni, and writers Ajit Dalvi and Prashant Dalvi are all set to hit the silver screen once again with 'Doosari Goshta', their second film based on the political graph of a leader after blockbluster 'Aajacha Divas Majha' is ready for release in 172 theatres across the Maharashtra on May 1. The film is directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni, while Ajit and Prashant Dalvi have shouldered the responsibility of the story, screenplay and dialogue. It is presented by Jigisha Creations and has been produced by Dr. Shailaja Gaikwad, Manjiri Hete and Prasad Mahadkar of 'Jeevangani'. The story revolves around a young boy from a lower caste who doesn't have an option but to resort to petty thefts to make both ends meet after he loses his father at an early age.

By Amarendra Dhaneshwar

upak Kulkarni is a front ranking bansuri players of the country today. His stature as a bansuri player was acknowledged by the All India Radio last year when he was awarded the most sought after top grade by the central audition board based in Delhi. Kulkarni has been in the field of classical music for well over three decades. He has been a soloist and also figured in fusion experiments with eminent artistes like violinist Kala Ramnath and sitarist Niladri Kumar. The programme at Thane was in celebration of his completion of 35 years as a guru of the bansuri. His disciples like Varad Kathapur and Nilesh have already made a name for themselves as performing artistes. In this programme, Kulkarni presented music of a different kind. The title of the concert was 'Rooprangi Jugalbandi'. There was a clear connection with the name of the artiste which is 'Rupak'. As per this concept, Rupak engaged himself in a duet with his own self. The Mewati gharana maestro and renowned singer Jasraj had devised a concert format called 'Jasrangi Jugalbandi' about seven years ago. In this concert format, a male and female singer perform at the same time in their respective pitches two different ragas. Not all ragas could be sung in this concert format. Jasraj had identified a few ragas which could be thus presented. Singers Ashwini Bhide and Sanjeev Abhyankar have presented a number of such concerts. Later on, junior singers like Ankita Joshi and Krishna Bongane have repeated

'Hridayesh Arts' and 'Master Dinanath Smruti Pratishthan' to host a two-day festival of music on the occasion of the 72nd death anniversary of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar at Shanmukhanand Hall, King's Circle, Sion on April 24 and 25 at 6.30 pm. Awards to various celebrities will be given away by Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar. On April 24, Ustad Zakir Hussain will give a solo tabla recital and on April 25, Asha Bhosale and Hridaynath Mangeshkar will present various songs. Tickets at the venue. Contact Number: 98692 87887.

also just pacify the masses with what they want and conveniently forget what they need actually. When Omkar finds that Dr. Swapna (Mrunal Thakur) is moving to Goa for internship, he finds that the Mutts and Temples in the area are so rich that they could easily contribute to ease the medical hardship of the people and facilitate the society in

Music of the much awaited Marathi film 'Ek Hazarachi Note' was released by Film Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at Swatantraveer Savarakar Rashtriya Samarak Auditorium, Shivaji Park on April 15. The Music Director of the film, Shailendra Barve, a National Award Winner, was present at the occasion along with singers Neha Rajpal, Vivek Naik and Amol Bawdekar. The story of the movie has been written by Shrikant Bojewar who has also penned its five songs. 'Ek Hazarchi Note' is a simple yet significant movie portraying the drama amongst the common folk, especially in rural areas, who tend to enjoy all the little things in life. Star cast includes veteran actor Usha Naik with Sandeep Pathak, Shrikant Yadav, Ganesh Yadav, Pooja Nayak and Devendra Gaikwad.

‘Bol Baby Bol'

The first look and music launch of late director Vinay Lad’s 'Bol Baby Bol' was released at the hands of superstar Sridevi and producer husband Boney Kapoor in the presence of industry stalwarts like Aruna Irani etc.

many ways. However, the Temples and Mutts cannot keep the pests of greed away totally. Will this drama succeed in bringing a hospital to life while keeping away the gaze of greedy? Will the society get a truly modern hospital from their own money which they have donated generously and sometimes under emotional pressure to the Mutt? The film has a good subject and has been handled well by the director Santosh Manjrekar. It has drawn up good performances by the lead cast.


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ACROSS: 1 One clutches desperately at them (6) 4 Blamed me wrongly when getting anointed (8) 9 Blacksmiths' blocks needed about five new nails (6) 10 Foreign aircraft taxed when it went to another country (8) 12 Fifty or five hundred for the proverbial drunk? (4) 13 Cook’s Cruise is in disorder (10) 15 Am restarting process to pass from one place to another (12) 18 Reading material from singersongwriter releasing second book as month turned (4,8) 21 Brief court cases in which there are less cards (5,5) 22 Fathers in Democrat spots (4) 24 Went first round snake that climbed up (8) 25 An indigene has Evan holding it back (6) 26 The silent Mr Turner is a musician (8) 27 One way an old chap can be a skilled worked (6) DOWN: 1 Southern belle, of literary world, clatters about (8) 2 Running water provides him with employment (5-3) 3 Point at which everyone can contribute to the build-up (4) 5 Ladies-in-waiting? (4-8) 6 Suitable theatrical set-up for "Pinafore" (5-5) 7 She may have small cause for congratulation (6) 8 Like a dandy holidaying on the ranch? (6) 11 Obscure vision of a fellow drinker's wish (3,2,4,3)


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: Fly or ant




14 Variety of strong chopped meats for salmagundi (10) 16 Tree found by river in north of Devon (8) 17 The apparel which causes a chap

to cuss (8) 19 A run-down area in which youthleader's found refuge (6) 20 Wait and don't let go (4,2) 23 Repaired leak with a vegetable (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Withdraw, 5 Viable, 10 Lourdes, 11 Expanse, 12 Educe, 13 No kidding, 14 Firm measures, 18 Fancy oneself, 21 Box-camera, 23 Spate, 24 Eyeball, 25 Book-end, 26 Kitbag, 27 Next-door. DOWN: 1 Welder, 2 Taurus, 3 Dodge City, 4 Absentmindedly, 6 Imped, 7 Banditry, 8 Energise, 9 Reckless gamble, 15 Splash out, 16 Off break, 17 Inexpert, 19 Have to, 20 Bender, 22 Adana.


ACROSS: 1. August births 5. __ _ Want for Christmas ... (3,1) 6. City of witch hunts 8. Adenoidal 10. Don't stay the course 12. A.M. word 13. Discerned


MATH PYRAMID 744 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. ____ Palmas, Mexico 2. Ardour 3. Earthern jars 4. Snoozes 7. Big battle of WW I 9. After the bell 11. Craving


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


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

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Capricorn Kalashtami Uttarashada Makar (Capricorn) J.Kh. Shades of Orange 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: A happy and joyful year greets you on your birthday. An increase in income and official status is assured to you. Youngsters will be closer to fulfilling their aspirations in their studies, job or travels. Personal life is full of excitement with a new romance appearing in your life. Sports and cultural activities will bring you into public limelight. BABIES BORN TODAY: Healthy, long-lived, with well-proportioned body, charming and graceful appearance. Will be refined, soft spoken and respectful. Will be responsible and settle down in a career early in life. Success and happiness is assured.






ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You begin the day with optimism and succeed in every Endeavour you undertake. Others call it luck, but it is determination and hard work. When negotiating new work today remember to keep your options open and accept less. It could lead to a regular source of income. Accept an invitation, which will be a new experience. Perhaps also bring a new charming person into your life, which will be exciting.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Brisk work activity will take its toll. Keep cool and control outbursts. You can earn more respect and goodwill by being tolerant. At the same time watch out for new work proposals which may not be above board. You are cautioned against an element of deception. A get-together with colleagues and friends will be refreshing. This is a good opportunity to get to know a person whom you are attracted to.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Another day of toil and worry but you will make it and do rather well for yourself. A late evening meeting could be tiring. In a discussion, be patient and try not to argue. Patience and forbearance now will be rewarding later. Put other plans on hold right now. Home and family life take precedence. Property matters are favourable. An interesting email is possible to add sparkle to your evening.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Maybe the way you’re handling difficult situations is becoming counterproductive. Don’t hedge your bets simply take up something that needs attention. You stand to benefit from short term deposits. A leisure pastime could lead to great achievements and could propel you into the limelight. There is someone interested in you romantically but you have not noticed. A certain development might show you the way to proceed.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You conclude your work on schedule and decide to leave early to take it easy at home. Perhaps you are waiting for some news about work related activities. Have confidence in yourself and your destiny and will certainly get good news that you are waiting for. You are too preoccupied with yourself to notice the caring support that you have been getting form someone close.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Backlog of work gets cleared and you will soon be in a position to accept new offers of work. The signing of a new contract with a foreign concern may require you to travel more frequently. Speculative trading will bring in extra money. You will be particularly lucky at a game of chance. In a misunderstanding give the other person the benefit of the doubt and begin again. Do not let hurt pride spoil things for you.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Diligent efforts to recover your dues succeed. Some chances of gains in speculative deals or shares also exist. Plan your further investment s carefully. Emotionally you will be feeling much more positive and secure. It will be the charms of your beloved, which keep your spirits high.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will do well monetarily as well as professionally. This is likely to make you feel very upbeat about things. A trip undertaken will yield positive results. It may be something that you have been waiting for quite some time. Some good changes are also in store. In your love relationship Misunderstandings could hurt more than expected. Give each other space and time to resolve your problems.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You will get back some old dues written off as bad debts. Cash crunch is a thing of the past. New responsibilities at work satisfy a sense of adventure; though there may be no immediate gains you will be happy with the experience. It will also add to your work knowledge. After a busy day you may want to relax and enjoy all that you have worked for. Your mate and loved ones will be happy for you.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): More work is coming your way with extra benefits but this could mean that you are compromising on a lot of important things in your life. Delegate works to people you know can be trusted and plan your strategies well. You will feel more confident and secure this way. Try not to offend near and dear ones and do not get carried away by hearsay or else it could affect your relationships.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You are well-informed in money matters but circumstances demand that you be more careful while dealing with loans and investments. It seems you are more than tempted to make large investment that the rumour in the market says is a sure shot winner. Don’t take any risk. Nothing much seems to be happening in your love life. Not that you are not inclined but other things are appearing to take priority.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): A travel plan will proceed smoothly. You will accomplish your task successfully and return happy with the way things are moving. Problems and tensions that you may have faced in the past with colleagues will come up and now you will find a solution that will be acceptable to all. The fancy-free encounters an interesting person under strange circumstances. You can look forward to some exciting times ahead.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4949 ACROSS: 3 Amrita or Malaika of Bollywood (5) 8 Ignited anew (5) 10 Mosey (5) 11 Castrated male cat (3) 12 In short, a unit of electric current (5) 13 Capital of Kenya (7) 15 Piece of wood (5) 18 ____ Dhabi, UAE (3) 19 A governess as an escort for a young maiden (6) 21 First-year undergraduate student (7) 22 Deficient in beauty (4) 23 Theda of Hollywood (4) 24 A part of a stove (7) 26 Refrain (6) 29 'The Fountainhead' author Rand (3) 31 A residence of sultan's wives (5) 32 In the country of the blind, the __ __ man is king? (3-4) 34 Nautical direction (5) 35 High army rank, in short (3) 36 Move on ice on steel blades fixed to boots (5) 37 Writing material (5) 38 Inert gas of helium family (5)

DOWN: 1 French impressionist painter (5) 2 A collection of reference books used for studying (7) 4 1944 Nobel physicist (4) 5 City in U.P. (6) 6 Plentiful, abundant or extensive (5) 7 Former Hollywood swashbuckler (5) 9 Fifty two in Roman numerals (3) 12 Those who take drugs etc. and hence neglect their health? (7) 14 Initials of a decoration (3) 16 Egypt's President Sadat (5) 17 Unit for measuring gold (5) 19 Departing from the norm (7) 20 Region of Gujarat famous for its desert and business community (5) 21 Have the ___, speak (5) 23 Shyam ___ : film director beyond compare? (7)


SUDOKU 2135 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level: 


Today’s clue: H equals U

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

24 The device on the front of vehicles (6) 25 Caustic used as a bleach (3) 27 ___ back : reverts to a subject or point? (5)

28 Lariat (5) 30 Inherited items (5) 32 Pasta variety (4) 33 Sure thing! (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 4 Echoes, 7 Consumer, 8 Iberia, 10 Ninja, 13 Dead, 14 Edda, 15 List, 16 MLC, 17 Paes, 19 Elbe, 21 Meghalaya, 23 Assn, 24 Vous, 26 Uss, 27 A boy, 29 Oozy, 32 Stew, 33 Elvis, 34 Bushes, 35 Too early, 36 Deltas. DOWN: 1 Scene, 2 One nd, 3 Pupa, 4 Eries, 5 Hoed, 6 Edible, 9 Bateau, 11 Ido, 12 Japes, 13 Disavow, 15 Leh, 16 Mba, 18 Agnate, 20 Lysol, 21 Mss, 22 Loy, 23 Assume, 25 Uzi, 28 Bests, 30 Overt, 31 Ysaye, 32 Shot, 33 Ewes.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1954 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 30 average; 35 good; 40 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: exact, EXACTNESS, excess, next.





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ARGAO: First-timers Bengaluru FC wrote a new chapter in Indian football by clinching the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win over Dempo Sports Club here, with captain Sunil Chhetri fittingly netting the final goal. Needing a win to snatch the title ahead of other established teams, Bengaluru led from start to finish. They scored through Sean Rooney (2nd), Robin Singh (56th), John Menyongar (79th) and captain Sunil Chhetri (90+7). Dempo reduced the margin through Roberto Silva (82nd) and substitute Romeo Fernandes (89th). After Sean Rooney had given them a dream start in the second minute, there was no looking back. Dempo threatened a brief fightback but that was not enough to thwart Bengaluru. The win helped the Southern club accumulate 44 points and take an unassailable lead with one round still to be played. The likes of East Bengal and Salgaocar Football Club will play for the second and third spot. Bengaluru needed a win from any of their last two matches to emerge triumphant but in the end it was clear that they would not leave anything to chance. Robin Singh scored in the 56th minute to give his team a 2-0 lead. With ten minutes left to be played, Bengaluru put the issue beyond doubt when John Menyongar made it 3-0. There was brief fightback from Dempo as Brazilian midfielder Roberto Mendes da Silva pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute and Romeo Fernandes then scrambled home to make it 2-3. But India and Bengaluru captain Sunil Chhetri scored the winners'

Coach Ashley Westwood is lifted by the members of the Bengaluru FC after the defeated Dempo Sports Club 4-2 to win the I League on debut in Margao, Goa. fourth goal of the evening. Coach Ashley Westwood was suspended for the game and assistant coach Pradyum Reddy took charge in the dugout. But Westwood had done enough in pre-match preparations to help his team sail through. They started with a flourish when Rooney gave them a second-minute lead. Captain Chhetri took a quick throw in to Robin, whose shot across the goal was met with glee by Rooney past a bewildered Dempo defence. Dempo did not have a single shot on goal for most part of the first half and goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani had to make a double-save to keep Robin quiet from a blistering quick counter-attack. All India Football Federation secretary Kushal Das congratulated Bengaluru FC on winning the title. "Congratulations Bengaluru FC.

Sunrisers face rampaging Kings XI Punjab S

HARJAH: Still smarting from their opening loss, Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the arduous task of taming a rampaging Kings XI Punjab when they lock horns in IPL-7 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here today. The Sunrisers suffered a last-over defeat to Rajasthan Royals when James Faulkner blasted two fours in

as many balls to chase down their modest target of 133 on Friday. The Hyderabad team failed to put up enough runs on the board as skipper Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner lost wickets after setting a foundation and they would look to not repeat the mistake against Punjab, who are on a roll with two wins.

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scampers for a quick run during their match against Delhi Daredevils. CSK set a target of 178 for the Delhi side to chase. Suresh Raina top scored with 56 runs.

You are the deserving Champions. Enjoy the moment," Das stated. I-League CEO Sunando Dhar said: "They may have been the new entrants but have led the way and paved the path for all to tread in the future. Congratulations." By far the most impressive debutants in the National Football League/I-League history, the Jindal Steel Works (JSW) owned outfit clinched its maiden title sans big names, a much sought-after success formula in Indian football. "We could have gone for the moon. But that was never going to be the way we wanted to go about it. However, we are on the moon at the moment," club consultant Mandar Tamhane said. Of the goals scored by BFC, 20 have come from the boots of Chhetri and India International Robin Singh

struck six times. Thoi Singh (4) shares the second largest chunk in goals netted along with Australian striker Sean Rooney (9). "Breaking the bank balance is not a success formula. We wanted to strike a balance between player's salary and spending wisely on the other important things which are as important as buying Players," he added. "When we entered the fray there were not many marquee players we could choose from. The other clubs had already done their shopping and we were left with very few choices. At the end of the day, I am happy that we did not go for the big names." What is also significant is that barring Chhetri most of the players who shone bright, were not in the wanted list of many clubs prior to the start of the season.


‘Hurts to lose but we will be back’

SHARJAH: His fine half-century went in vain against Kings XI Punjab, but Rajasthan Royals' young batsman Sanju Samson says he is not the one to cry over one setback for too long and would be aiming to finish off games for his team in the coming IPL matches. Samson's 52 was overshadowed by Glenn Maxwell's blazing knock of 89 as Kings XI Punjab chased down a formidable 193-run target. "The wicket was supportive to the batsmen and the match was always alive even after getting 190-plus on the board." Sanju Samson told IPL's official website. "It was that kind of day for our opposition when everything went their way, and credit to them for the way they played," he added. The 19-year-old said he felt happy to contribute to his team's cause. "I have always loved to play for Rajasthan Royals and I am very happy that I contributed from my end to help the team get to a formidable total. But it hurts that we lost the match after playing so well," he said. "This year, I want to finish more games for the Rajasthan Royals. I want to play according to my game plan. I have been successful in doing that so far. I am playing according to the opposition and choosing the bowlers that I want to attack," he added.

Maxwell credits good run to some luck, some manipulation! S

HARJAH: He has taken the IPL by storm with a couple of brutal knocks but Kings XI Punjab's Australian import Glenn Maxwell says the mayhem that he causes with his bat is merely a bit of luck and his ability to "manipulate" fielders. Maxwell steered Kings XI Punjab to a second successive win Sunday night when he struck a blazing knock of 89 which came off 45 deliveries. This came after a his 95-run onslaught against Chennai Super Kings in his team's tournament-opener. "You don't expect to make two big scores like that in a row and I have had a bit of luck as well. Hopefully, the luck stays with me and I can keep making some big scores," Maxwell told IPL's official website. "I actually try to manipulate the fielders as much as I can. It depends on the bowler and the size of the boundary, which I try to target. I targeted the short boundary tonight and the wicket was holding up when they bowled slower

balls. At the moment, I have got something that is working for me and I am going to keep trying to do that as much as I can. It is just about batting the way you think you bat best and that is what I am trying to do," he added. The all-rounder said he has so far enjoyed the pressure of chasing down huge totals. "We have won chasing two big totals and we are pretty happy to be where we are at the moment. At the same time, we still have a lot to work in the nets. Our bowling and fielding has not been up to the mark in the first two games, but it is nice that the batting group can save them and get us over the line," he said. I don't get burdened by pressure. Pressure is something that you put on yourself. I put pressure on myself before a game or before I go out to bat. But once when I go out there to bat, I just enjoy it and have a little bit of fun. I look at the total and take it from there."



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I was disillusioned with what happened in WC meeting: Manohar

MUMBAI: Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar is "disillusioned" with the proceedings of the Board's Emergent Working Committee meeting which he had attended as a representative of Vidarbha Cricket Association. "I can't disclose what happened at the meeting. All I can say is I was disillusioned with the happenings. I had gone there with the purpose of cleaning up the image of the Board in public domain, but I was disillusioned," the 57-year-old Nagpur-based lawyer told PTI. Manohar was outvoted 14-1 at the meeting when hand count was taken for the nomination of R G Raghavan, ex-CBI director, as one of the three members of the panel that was formed (former cricketer Ravi Shastri and former chief justice of Kolatta High Court R N Patel being the others) by the Working Committee to probe into the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Indian Premier League as per the Supreme Court's directive. Manohar had kept himself out of the BCCI matters after his term ended in 2011 and was succeeded by Srinivasan before attending his first meeting of the Board. The former BCCI chief had also opposed the name of Shastri because of conflict of interest as he's a Boardcontracted TV commentator and IPL Governing Council member. Prior to attending the meeting Manohar had lashed out at N Srinivasan, who has been forced to step aside as the Board president, saying the Tamil Nadu strongman was "shamelessly and stubbornly" sticking to his post. Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Srinivasan and alleged former team principal of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, owned by India Cements in which Srinivasan is the MD cum Vice Chairman, had been named as one of the accused in the scandal by Mumbai police. On April 16, the Supreme Court, at its last hearing of the case, said Srinivasan's name was the 13th in the enclosed list submitted along with its report by the apex-court appointed Justice Mudgal Committee, which had probed the scam. The names of Shastri, Raghavan and Patel would be submitted for approval of the Supreme Court which is hearing the IPL scandal, with the next hearing scheduled today. The SC had directed the BCCI at the last hearing on April 16 to suggest names of persons who will conduct a "fair probe" into the IPL 6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. The apex court is expected to consider the suggestion by the BCCI and pass orders on the future course of the probe.


Patel should disclose if he is related to Shivlal: Pawar


UMBAI: Former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar wants Justice J N Patel, who is part of a three-man probe panel set up by the Board to investigate the IPL corruption scandal, to come clean on his reported links with the body's interim President Shivlal Yadav. He also deprecated the presence of former India captain Ravi Shastri on the inquiry committee, citing conflict of interest. "I think Patel should definitely disclose if he is related to the BCCI's interim president Shivlal Yadav. If not, then BCCI should clarify and should not allow these type of discussions," Pawar told PTI in an interview. The names of the former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, Shastri and ex-CBI director R K Raghavan were approved by the Board members at an emergent working committee meeting here yesterday. Their names would be submitted for approval of the Supreme Court which is hearing the the IPL scandal, with the next hearing scheduled today. The SC had directed the BCCI at the last hearing on April16 to suggest names of persons who will conduct a "fair probe" into the IPL 6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. The apex court is expected to consider the suggestion by the BCCI and pass orders on the future course of the probe. "I don't know him (Patel) personally, but I think it is his duty to disclose if this news (information) is correct," Pawar said. "This morning, I got a call from some BCCI member that there is a judge J N Patel. I know he was a very upright judge when he was here. He had taken very tough responsibilities and had performed very well."But the issue which I was not aware of. Somebody rang me up from Andhra Pradesh this morning, saying the BCCI's interim president Shivlal Yadav and Patel are close relatives. Brother-in-law or something like that. I don't know. "If the news is correct, then the people will judge. Generally, I have seen many times (that) a judge, if there issome lawyer who is close to him is there, will immediately recuse himself from the case," Pawar said."I am sure that knowing fully well Jus-

Former chiefs of BCCI Sharad Pawar and Shashank Manohar.

said, "I don't think Modi has done any harm. Unfortunately, about Srinivasan, I haven't got any details. But whatever action has been taken recently was essentially taken by judiciary. It was the Supreme Court which said that 'A' should not be there and that 'B' should be there. There were certain complaints and judiciary felt that these complaints should be investigated," Pawar said. Pawar talked in glowing terms about Srinivasan's predecessor Shashank Manohar, who was once part of the NCP chief's core team which overthrew Jagmohan Dalmiya from BCCI. Pawar called Manohar him a good administrator. "Manohar is a good administrator. He has no personal interest. His genuine interest is in the game. I accept that whatever he says will always be in the interest of the game. Manohar's performance as an administrator was in a very straight forward and transparent manner," he said. Though bedevilled with myriad problems since its inception in 2008 when he was the BCCI chief, Pawar was upbeat about the future of the cash-rich IPL. "I think IPL is doing well. I have not been able to follow it because of these elections. IPL is a product developed by India, by the BCCI when I was its presi-

tice Patel's reputation, he will not allow this type of a thing," he added. Pawar, a former president of the International Cricket Council, also questioned the eligibility of Shastri to be a member of the probe panel because of the conflict of interest issue as the player-turnedcommentator has got a financial contract with BCCI. "Ravi Shastri is a good player. In fact, when I was BCCI chief (200508), we signed a contract with him and Sunil Gavaskar. So, he had a financial contract with BCCI. Now, someone says how can a person who has got a financial contract with BCCI, become part of an inquiry committee of BCCI chief," he said. "I have no reservation about Shastri's integrity, his honesty. But definitely, anybody can raise the issue. And that is why, a sensible person will try to keep away from this (probe panel)."Asked if Shastri should disso-

dent," Pawar said. "IPL has been accepted by the global cricketing community and all cricketing countries are part of IPL, which is watched not only in India but outside too," he said, adding, "This is the great contribution of Indian cricket and BCCI."

Somebody rang me up from Andhra Pradesh this morning, saying the BCCI's interim president Shivlal Yadav and [former judge JN] Patel are close relatives. Brother-in-law or something like that. I don't know. If the news is correct, then the people will judge. Generally, I have seen many times (that) a judge, if there is some lawyer who is close to him is there, will immediately recuse himself from the case. — Sharad Pawar ciate himself, Pawar said, "He has a financial contract (with BCCI). That is not the case with Patel." On allegations against former IPL chief Lalit Modi and embattled BCCI chief N Srinivasan, who has been ordered by the SC to step aside when the IPL probe is on, Pawar

Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian charge at Asian Badminton C’ship N

EW DELHI: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, teen sensation P V Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea today. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who won a bronze at the 2010 edition, decided to take rest to focus on the Thomas and Uber Cup next month and it will now come down to Sindhu and Srikanth to keep the tricolour fluttering. The 18-year-old Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year, will start her campaign against Cheung Ngan Yi in the women's singles but she has a tough task ahead as she is likely to

meet Japan's Eriko Hirose next. If the Indian crosses the hurdle, the World Championship bronze-medallist will fancy avenging her India Open loss to Shixian Wang, the top seed in the tournament. In men's singles, it would be an interesting clash between seventh seed K Srikanth and two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion, Lin Dan, who is set to play only his second tournament this year after making a comeback at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold in Jiangsu, China last week. The Chinese, also known as 'Super Dan', made a successful return to international badminton as he won the China Masters last week, beating compatriot Houwei Tian in straight games. Srikanth,

who has gained the reputation of a giant killer, had troubled world number one Lee Chong Wei in the semifinals of Singapore Open and he would look to use his experience against the world's best player. "I played him two years back in Thailand. So I would be playing him for the second time. I am excited. We all know what a fantastic player he is. He just won the China Masters last week," Srikanth told PTI. "I am just looking to enjoy the match. I will just go there and give my 100 per cent. The last match against Lee Chong Wei in Singapore boosted my confidence. I am playing well. In that match, I made a few mistakes only in the end so I ll try not to repeat those," added Srikanth.


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MUMBAI | TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi duels for the ball against Athletic Bilbao's goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz during a Spanish La Liga match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

IN BRIEF West Indies pacer Kemar Roach survives car crash



ADRID: Barcelona maintained their slim chances of retaining their La Liga title as they came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Camp Nou. Aritz Aduriz's opener five minutes into the second-half yesterday had Barca on course for a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions. However, the Catalans showed fine spirit to respond as two goals in as many minutes from Pedro Rodriguez and Lionel Messi handed them all three points. Victory lifts Barca into second place, two points ahead of

Real Madrid having played a game more, but still four points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid with four games remaining. Defeat for Athletic also hots up the race for fourth place as the Basque side now lead Sevilla by just three points with the two sides set to meet next weekend. After a difficult 10 days which saw his side eliminated from the Champions League, lose the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid and see their title chances dented by defeat at Granada last weekend, Barca boss Gerardo Martino hailed his players

resolve. "In the first half I was thinking it would be one of those days because it is not normal that a team has so many chances and doesn't score. They kept playing and with a lot of heart in a difficult situation. More than just playing good football, which they always do, they showed a lot of courage and heart." And Javier Mascherano insisted they have to keep the pressure on Atletico and Real to ensure they remain in a position to take advantage of any slip ups in the final month of the season. "We need to cling on to the little chance we

have, there is no point in the two teams above us slipping up if we don't win our games," he told Canal Plus. "We are missing a lot of chances. Once again we had to come from behind, but that is the attitude that we have to show. We played well albeit we found it difficult to score." Barca had the majority of the chances early on as Pedro wasted the first opening of the game as he placed his shot too close to Gorka Iraizoz before the Athletic goalkeeper also smothered an effort from Messi.

Harendra Singh appointed as coach of junior team N

EW DELHI: H o c k e y India appointed former senior coach Harendra Singh as the coach of the junior men's team to groom it for the 2016 World Cup to be held in the country. Harendra will join the training camp of the team on April 25. "The appointment of Harendra Singh is in line with our efforts to prepare Junior Hockey Men team for the 2016 World Cup to be hosted in India," Hockey India Secretary Narinder Batra said. "His experience as a coach and player will add huge value to the camp which is scheduled to start end of this month and we are pleased to have him on board. We are sure that with Harendra Singh coming in to support the initiative towards ensuring a full and strong team for the World Cup will be achieved. "Harendra Singh had earlier coached national teams


for several major events and we welcome him in his new role as that of the Junior Men Hockey Team's coach and wish him all the best for the future and for the upcoming Junior Men World Cup," he added. Speaking on the appointment Harendra said he was looking forward to the new assignment. "My coaching experience and its course till date has given me this splendid opportunity to work with the Junior Men Hockey Team as a coach and to spruce up the squad's abilities and strength and help them in molding them on a world class platform. I am elated by the opportunity and will contribute towards my team with the techniques and skills known best to my knowledge and help the players implement both hard work as well as smart work on the field." Starting his coaching career in 1998, Harendra has an experience of 379 matches approximately which includes Sydney Olympic (2000), World Cup (2005-Jr, 2006

and 2010), Asian Games (2006 and 2010), Asia Cup (2004-Jr and 2009), Champion's Challenge (2009) and various other tournaments.

His achievements as a coach already includes eight gold, five silver and nine bronze medals with senior and junior teams in various international tournaments.

Walsh targets top 8 finish in hockey WC

NEW DELHI: With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terr y Walsh is realistic about his ward's chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus". Fresh from a preparatory tour to Europe, Walsh however believed India can climb up to the top six position by the end

of 2014. "The World Cup is the second most important event after the Olympic Games. So every team is going to be prepared. Our objective is to finish in the top 8 and should we finish higher than that it will be a big bonus," Walsh told PTI in an interview after returning from a tour to The Hague, The Netherlands where the World Cup will be held from May 31 to June 15. "But I think by the end of the year, by the time we get to the Champions Trophy we should be shooting for a top 6 position in the world. I think that's very realistic," he said.

BARBADOS: West Indies pacer Kemar Roach has escaped with minor injury following a nasty car crash on a rain-lashed Bridgetown road. Roach was reportedly speeding away when his BMW car flipped over several times before landing in the 3Ws park. The 25-yearold suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital, the Barbados Today online newspaper claimed. Roach took to Twitter a few hours later after the accident to reveal that he was recovering and in good health. "Sorry To Scare My Friends, Family And Fans But I'm Straight! Thanks For The Love! #BlessUp," he tweeted. Roach has played 23 Tests and 61 one-dayers but has not appeared up for West Indies in nearly a year because of a shoulder injury.

Adhiban holds Kasimdzhanov to stay in joint lead

SHARJAH: Grandmaster B Adhiban continued to stay in joint lead after holding former world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan to an easy draw in the fourth round of the Asian Chess Championship here. The draw helped Adhiban take his tally to 3.5 points out of a possible four and the Indian continues to lead the tables along with with Yu Yangyi of China and Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran. The day was dominated by hard-fought draws and not much changed in terms of standing. Yu Yangyi and Maghami also signed peace and there was no decisive game on the top five boards. Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta, however, suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Al-Sayed Mohammed of Qatar in a game that should also have ended in a draw as well. With three leaders in front on 3.5 points, there are as many as 13 players sharing the fourth spot on three points each including Indian Grandmasters V Vishnu Prasanna, S P Sethuraman and G N Gopal.

Need to be patient and relaxed to win away from home: Lahiri

KUALA LUMPUR: Looking to win his first Asian Tour title outside the comfort zone of home turf, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri says he just needs to be patient and relaxed to achieve the target. The 26-year-old finished tied 10th at the star-studded Maybank Malaysian Open yesterday and he was also part of Team Asia, where he contributed two points, to tie with Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup here last month. Lahiri won three of his Asian Tour titles on home soil and his results in recent weeks have given him added motivation to win his first title outside. "It has been a while since I've been playing well. I feel like I'm playing well enough to win. I just need to be patient and relaxed. I can't get too far ahead of myself. That's what I've learnt from last week," said Lahiri.

Chitra, Uma bow out of World Ladies Snooker

LEEDS (UK): After a fine run in the first three days of the WLBSA event here, Indian cueists Chitra Magimairaj and Umadevi Nagraj bowed out of ladies snooker. Chitra, who ended in the sixth position, failed to cross the league-stage hurdle for the first time. She had earlier made it to the knock-out stages in her previous 11 outings. Chitra, 41, lost to Jaigue Ifwan 2-0, Wendy Jans (IBSF champion) 1-1 and Anita Maflin 2-0 on a disappointing day of snooker. Meanwhile Umadevi lost to Ng on Yee (two-times IBSF champ) 2-0, Anna Prisazhnuk 2-0, Jessica Woods 2-0. Irina Gorbataya 1-1 and winning against Natalia Kazlouskata 2-0.


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