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Aft er oo India's first, and one that will make the city proud! The Monorail that will run between Wadala and Chembur, an 8.26 km route, will be inaugurated tomorrow and will be opened to the public on Sunday.


He flies down from Malaysia and fires four shots at man who had been sexually exploiting his mentally challenged sister for several years MUMBHAI Vikas Sabnis

Why is he frequently going abroad? To support the bankrupt airlines, of course!

By Zuber Ansari


man who flew down from Malaysia to kill his mentally challenged sister's abuser has been arrested. On Wednesday, Izhar Khan, who was accompanied by his niece Saba and nephew Nasir, fired four shots at Ramchandra Pal, who had been allegedly sexually abusing the victim for several years. Pal (35), who is a driver with the Shiv Sena’s consumer redressal forum, received two bullets on his chest, one on his finger, while one shot misfired. He is recuperating at the KEM Hospital and is out of danger, said police officials. The police have arrested Izhar and Saba, while Nasir is still at

Angry enough to kill: Izhar Khan large. Nasir had reportedly procured the firearm (a 7.65 mm bore revolver) from his hometown Azamgarh. Izhar, who works at a mall in Malaysia, had a 6.30 pm return ticket to Malaysia on the day of the incident. According to police sources, Pal had been sexually exploiting Khan’s 45-year-old sister, who is mentally challenged. The sister’s husband knew about her plight but kept ignoring it Continued on pg 8 «

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CST subway to get new heritage look

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Do you think the Monorail will help to connect the eastern and the western suburbs of the city? Kailash More Businessman Yes, it will definitely help, especially those who stay in the interiors. They will find it easy to get through to their homes and offices. Kedar Aitwadekar Social Activist I will be traveling on the very first day in the Monorail as I have been waiting for it since a very long time. It will definitely help in connecting the two suburbs. Madhukar Redkar Professor Staying in the interiors of Wadala, with no connectivity by public transport, I feel the Monorail will play a major role in connecting the two suburbs. Neha Shinde Student Getting down from the bus and taking an autorickshaw home was a pain because of the traffic. Now traveling in the Monorail will enable me to reach home early. Raju Kadam Architect I am really excited to enjoy the first ride in the Monorail as it will help commuters have a easy and tension-free travel. Readers wishing to participate in ‘Opinions’ may send us their name, day-time telephone number with a passport-size photograph to Your Subject line must be: opinion

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By Khushboo Panjabi


he Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Heritage Committee is on the verge of considering redesigning the vicinity around the CST, which will include the first big subway of its kind and the road divider in order to give it a heritage look. The subway, opened to the public in September 1999 after which the BMC allotted spaces for shops, has improper ventilation and is hence a breeding ground for illnesses like skin infections and respiratory disorders. The tinted polycarbonate funnels made up of contemporary material structure give the structure a Gothic look and were built at a cost of Rs.15 crore over a 2,870 sq metre area. An initiative for redesigning the subway had been taken up in the year 2001 by an architect, Ratan B. Bhalwankar. He said, “A proposal was then sent to the BMC commissioner, which was not passed and on December 21, 2013 the proposal was again sent to the commissioner. A meeting will be soon be held to begin the work.” Chief engineer (Bridges) S.O. Kori told the ADC, “The designs have been studied thoroughly by our department and the structures that are sketched are authentic; they will give a new heritage look similar to the four entrances and exit points of the

These ventilators and the road divider will be redesigned to complement the structure of the BMC HQ in the background.

The entry and exit points will modified into a design similar to that of the BMC building so as to appear to be a part of it. DN Marg subway.” “In the coming meeting the proposal is likely to be passed and a budget will be fixed to start the redesigning work, he added.”

By Yatin Ingle


he canteen of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) is now a much better place. The ADC had published a story of the filthy condition of the JBIMS canteen recently, after which the institute renovated it and has finally set up a clean and hygienic kitchen. On December 5, the ADC had reported that a team of MU senators had visited JBIMS to meet the institute’s director regarding a particular issue. On their visit, the senators inspected the canteen and were shocked to see the low levels of

A Harbour line commuter said, “I travel regularly, and have been avoiding the subway, because one can literally feel the heat inside as there is no proper ventilation; only

leakages can be observed in the subway which I feel should be plugged and the entire interior of the subway should be changed.''

JBIMS gets a clean canteen! hygiene. The kitchen was unclean and was found to be highly unhygienic. After a month, the institute's canteen has been reconstructed. The waiters are provided clean uniforms and aprons. Pradeep Sawant, senate member, MU said, "It is impossible to even stand in this canteen some days ago. But it is now a safe and hygienic place".

The old kitchen platform has been replaced with a modern cooking area.

Working towards a leprosy-free city The state department of health services, after its recent survey on leprosy cases in the city, has intensified its operations to find out hidden cases and provide them with the right treatment By Shwetha Kannan


fter its recent survey, the state department of health services has marked certain spots in the city as high endemic and low endemic areas with regard to the rate of detection of new cases of leprosy. The survey which was conducted in 2013 says that areas like Pila Bunglow in A-ward, Anand Nagar in K west ward, Kurar in P North, Bail Bazaar in L-ward, Bhandar Wadi in K west ward and Baingan Wadi in M east have such rates of detection of new cases of leprosy that make them fall into the category of high

endemic areas while areas near the health posts at wards S, D North, P South, R Central and R South have reported no cases as yet and have thus been categorised as low endemic areas. “Cases of leprosy are coming down. We hardly get one patient in our Out Patient Department. In 2011, from April to December, there were 743 cases of leprosy. In 2012, there were 793 cases during the same time period. In 2013, from April to December, there have been 459 cases of leprosy”, said Dr. Amita Pednekar, Medical Superintendent of Acworth Leprosy Hospital at Wadala.

Dr. Hemant Joshi, Assistant Director, Health Services, Mumbai said, “We did a door-to-door survey and found out cases which might have otherwise gone undetected or unreported. We prepare a monthly list of cases of leprosy and it was on the basis of that list that we have identified these spots as high endemic and low endemic”. Over certain areas having a higher rate of new case detection for leprosy, Dr. Shubhangi Borulkar from the Supervisory Urban Leprosy Unit said, “These areas are overcrowded. They are low on hygiene and sanitation. Conditions like these are conducive for an increase in cases of

leprosy”. Also, starting from today (January 31) a survey of the low endemic areas will be undertaken in the city to make sure that no cases of leprosy have been missed out and that the areas are actually low endemic. “Twenty teams, of two people each, have been formed and each team will visit at least 130 houses to make sure that there are no hidden or undetected cases of leprosy. If they happen to find any case, the person will be refereed to the right place for treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment can help cure leprosy faster”, said Dr. Joshi. This survey will go on for ten days.

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Monorail dream run SPECIAL REPORT



On Thursday, the media got to see and experience the Monorail first-hand. The spectacular sequence of events, right from entering the grand Wadala station, past its ticketing offices, the entryway, and the ride in the state-of-the-art coaches, was captured by our ace photographer Sushil Kadam

Services to open to public on Feb 2 By Prashant Hamine


he country's first monorail between Wadala and Chembur will be thrown open for the public on February 2. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will formally inaugurate the 8.93 km stretch at Mahatma Gandhi Maidan in Chembur on the afternoon of February 1. Initially for a month the monorail will operate between 7 am to 3 pm, after which it will begin to operate in the morning and evening rush hours and will later operate for 19 hours a day. The ticket rates for the first phase range between Rs.5 to Rs.11. The second phase of the project between Chembur to Jacob Circle will be completed in a year. Speaking to newspersons at Wadala Depot Mono station, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) metropolitan commissioner U.P.S. Madan disclosed

that the MMRDA has received the rail safety clearance certificate from the commissioner of railway safety. Gauging the initial response, the frequency of operations will be brought down from 15-minute to 9-minute and later to 3-minute intervals. Besides, two more coaches will be added later. The total cost of the entire project is Rs.3,000 crore. Once fully operational, the authority expects 20,000 passenger footfalls per hour. At present, the four coach rakes

have a carrying capacity of 560 passengers. The first phase comprises seven stations – Wadala Depot, Bhakti Park, Mysore Colony, Bharat Petroleum, Fertilizer

skywalks. MMRDA additional metropolitan commissioner Ashwini Bhide disclosed that the BEST will also be rerouting some of its bus routes and also start some feeder service routes connecting the Mono Rail stations. Township, The MMRDA has deployed security VN Purav/RC Marg personnel drawn from the Maharashtra State and Chembur. When the Security Force and private security personnel entire Wadala to Jacob Circle Mono as well. As a rare humanitarian gesture corridor will become operational, the yesterday the MMRDA gave a free joy ride to authority plans to operate 16-rake trains. select children suffering from cancer from the Madan disclosed that the Mono Rail corridor Jeevan Jyot Cancer Relief and Care Trust will have interconnections to suburban founded by Harakchand Savla. Madan later railway stations at Chembur, Currey Road appealed to the public not to spoil the plush and Mahalaxmi. Besides, most of the interiors of the mono and the state-of-the-art suburban railway stations will be linked by mono stations.

04 THANKSGIVING May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored glorified loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for us. Amen C-32320


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CHANGE OF NAME I Indumati Jamnadas Desai have changed my name as Ila Hasmukh Shah residing at 223/11, Navratna Bldg., Tamil Sangam Road, Sion (East), Mumbai 400 022 as per affidvit dated 29-1-2014. C-33020 I Foram Hasmukh Shah have changed my name as Forum Hasmukh Shah residing at 223/11, Navratna Bldg., Tamil Sangam Road, Sion (East), Mumbai 400 022 as per affidavit dated 29-1-2014. C-33021 I have changed my name from Mohammed Hassan Abdullah Shaikh to Mohammed Hasan Abdullah Shaikh as per Affidvit No. KL-113792. C-33022 I have changed my name from Musarat Allauddin Mirza to Masarrat Mohammed Hasan Shaikh as per Affidvit No. KL-113793. C-33023 I Shehbaz Ahmed Ajaz Shaikh have changed my name to Shahbaz Ahmed Aijaz Ahmed Shaikh as per Maharashtra Gazette No. X-65875 dated 1017 Feb. 2010. C-33024 I have changed my old name from V. Lakshmi to Chitra Venkatesh Kumar as per affidavit dated 28-01-2014. C-33026 I Shrawan Kumar Achchhelal Kannaujiya has changed my name to Shrawan Achchhelal Kannaujiya as per Maharashtra Gazette No. X-14973. C-33027 I have changed my name from Aisha Mohamed, to ‘Aisha Mohamed Sindhi’ as per Affidavit Dated: 30/01/2014. C-33028 I have changed my name from Pooja Singh Gautam, to ‘Pooja Rakesh Singh’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/01/2014. C-33029 I have changed my name from Rita Singh Gautam, to ‘Rita Rakesh Singh’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/01/2014. C-33030

CHANGE OF BIRTH DATE I Shaikh Shahbaz Ahmed have changed my Birth Date from Seventeenth April Nineteen Ninetytwo to Seventeenth October Nineteen Ninetytwo as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (X-65874) dated 11-17 Feb, 2010. C-33025

I have changed my name from Saira Allarakha Alli, to ‘Saira Allarakha Alidal’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X- 56640) Dated: 12/12/2013. C-33031 I have changed my name from Mariam Allarakha, to ‘Mariam Allarakha Alidal’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-56700) Dated: 12/12/2013. C-33032

I have changed my name from Kapildev Jagnarayan Lal, to ‘Kapildev Jagnarayan Singh’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-19587) Dated: 11/07/2013. C-33033

I have changed my name from Yaseen Shoukat Wadekar to Yasin Shoukat Wadekar as Per deed poll Affidavit C-33047

I have changed my name from Kaushik Kumar Raval, to ‘Babulal Rajgor’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/01/2014. C-33034

I have changed my name from“Sunanda Dattatraya Vaidya ”to “Minal Milind Pathakji ” as per Affidavit dated 30thJanuary, 2014. C-33048

I have changed my name from Vinay Kumar Raval, to ‘Vinay Rajgor’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/01/2014. C-33035 I have changed my name from Masud Khan, to ‘Masood Khan’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/01/2014. C-33036 I, Masood Khan have changed my Daughter’s name from Aisha Khan, to ‘Ayesha Khan’ as per Affidavit Dated: 31/01/2014. C-33037 I have changed my name from Miss. Shobha Pundlik Kumbhar to Mrs. Kavita Virendra Singh as per Affidavit for deed poll dated 29-01-2014. C-33038 I have changed my name from V. Lakshmi to Chitra Venkatesh Kumar as per Affidavit.dated 28/ 01/ 2014. C-33039 I have changed my name from Mohamad Aaves Mohd Hanif Qazi to Mohamad Owais Mohd Hanif Qazi as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd.30/01/2014. C-33040 I have changed my name from Abdulla J. Jodukallu to Abdulla Yusuf Jodkal As per deed poll Affidavit Dtd.30/01/2014. C-33041 I have changed my name from Arshad Mohammad Sunsara to Arshad Mohammed Sunesra as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd.30/01/2014. C-33042

I have changed my name from“Vinod Kumar ”to “Vinod Kumar Shrivastav ” as per Affidavit dated 30thJanuary, 2014. C-33049 I have changed my name from“Mahesh Chandra ”to “Mahesh Joshi ” as per Affidavit dated 30thJanuary,2014. C-33050 I have changed my name from “Veena Somani ”to “Veena Devi Sarda ” as per Affidavit dated 25thNovember 2013. C-33051 I have changed my name from “Javid Sharif Bhai Chaholiya”to “Javed Sharif Charoliya”as per Affidavit dated 30thJanuary, 2014. C-33052

I have changed my name from “Kaushik Ramesh Sanghavi ”to “Kaushik Ramesh Sanghvi ” as per Affidavit dated 30thJanuary, 2014. C-33054 I have changed my name from “Mrs. Shantalaxmi Sabnis ”to “Mrs. Santha Subnavis ” as per Affidavit dated 24th January, 2014. C-33055 I have changed my name from “Mr. Nagraj Sabnis”to “Mr. Nagaraja Subnavis” as per Affidavit dated 24thJanuary, 2014. C-33056

I have changed my name from Mohamed Faizan Mohd Shafi Shaikh to Faizan Mohamad Shafi Shaikh by deed poll Affidavit. C-33044

I have changed my name from Nainaben Muktilal Shah to Nayna Mukesh Akoliya as per Affidavit dated: 29 Jan 2014

I, Agaja Bimbo Brian son of Bim Japhet, holder of Indian Passport No K7473372, issued at Dubai on 28-08-2012, permanent resident of RCF Colony, Type 3 B, 56/526, Chembur, Mumbai - 400074 and presently residing at Building 3-2, Room 503, Al Khalil Gate, Al Quoz do hereby change my name from Agaja Bimbo Brian to Brian Bim Japhet with immediate effect. C-33046

I have changed my name from Neelkumar Dinesh Jain to Neel Dinesh Jain as per Affidavit C-33062 I have changed my name from Sangeeta Dahyabhai Shah to Priti Kamlesh Parekh as per Affidavit C-33063 I have changed my name from Preeti Kamlesh Parekh to Priti Kamlesh Parekh as per Affidavit C-33064 I have changed my name from Ulka Balkrishna Pawar to Vashali Pradip Jadhav as per Affidavit C-33065 I have changed my name from Sandya Mahendra Patil to Sakshi Abhijit Jadhav as per Affidavit C-33066 I have changed my name from Miss. Dayaben Valjibhai Malavia to Mrs. Jankhna Bharat Patel as per Affidavit C-33067

I have changed my name from “Anil Kumar Singh ”to “Anil Singh ” as per Affidavit dated 30thJanuary, 2014. C-33053

I have changed my name from Rajee Mangalji Khimsuria to Rajiben Mangalji Khimsuriya by deed poll Affidavit. C-33043

I have changed my name from Annamma Anil Newbert to Grace Newbert as per Maharashtra Gazette No (U-61000). C-33045

I have changed my name from Kasiram Soni to Kashiram Soni as per Affidavit C-33061

C-33057 I have changed my name from Nayna Mukesh Kumar Akoliya to Nayna Mukesh Akoliya as per Affidavit dated: 29 Jan 2014 C-33058 I have changed my name from Feroza Begam Mohammad Sultan Shaikh to Firoza Mohammad Sultan Shaikh as per Gazette No.U-60888 dated Jan 2014 C-33059" I have changed my name from Maksuta Abdul Hameed Mirkar to Sultana Abdul Hameed Mirkar As per Affidavit C-33060

We Mr. Bharat Govindbhai Patel and Mrs.Jankhna Bharat Patel have changed our minor adopted daughter's name from Miss. Hirwa Dwarkesh to Miss. Hirawa Bharat Patel as per Affidavit C-33068 I have changed my name from Sheikh Mohamed Parvesh & Shirsikar Mohamad Parvez Dastgeer to Kokani Parvez Dastgir as Per Affidavit. C-33069 I have changed my name from Sheikh Dastagir & Shirsikar Dastgeer to Kokani Dastgir Faqir Mohammad as per Affidavit. C-33070 I have changed my name from Sheikh Sultana & Shirsikar Shanaj to Kokani Shahnaz Dastgir as per Affidavit C-33071 I have changed my name from Nileshkumar Shankar Gorate to Nilesh Shankar Gorate as per Affidavit C-33072 I have changed my name from Allauddin Kamruddin Pathan to Allauddin Kamruddin Khan as per Affidavit C-33073 I have changed my name from Sana James Kannampuzha to Sana James as per Affidavit C-33074 I have changed my name from Vittalji Ladhubhai Chotelia to Vitthal Ladhubhai Chotalia as per Affidavit C-33075

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50k Dawoodi Bohras gather at Azad Maidan

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The grief stricken members of the community gathered to express their solidarity and to offer their condolences to their new spiritual leader

By Philip Varghese

he was alive. The claim of both his so-called successors is shrouded in mystery and ambiguity, as there are no reliable and disinterested witnesses to their nomination. The community is therefore both in a dilemma and distress, and is greatly agitated. For nearly 200 years there was no such problem, as the succession was monopolized within one family, with either the brother or the son being nominated by his predeces-

his second son Syedna Mufaddal Saifudddin as his sucround 50,000 members cessor by conferring – Nass of the Dawoodi Bohra (investiture) in 2011 in Mumcommunity on Thurs- bai, and had also explicitly day, gathered at Azad Maidan reaffirmed it on many occato endorse their solidarity and sions since several years.” Faizullabhoy further added, offer their condolences to their new spiritual leader, the “A representation was read 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq, His Holi- out at the venue before a delness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Sai- egation of community leadfuddin in Mumbai. The event ers, and members of our was attended by grief stricken association visited Chief Minreligious leaders, community ister Prithviraj Chavan and scholars, professionals, busi- presented it to him. It states Azad Shrivastav | ADC


the solidarity of members of the Dawoodi Bohra community in recognising and respecting the legitimate leadership of His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. Apart from Mumbai, Dawoodi Bohras across the world are expressing their sentiments of solidarity with their beloved spiritual leader and are praying for the long and healthy life of the present Syedna.” Meanwhile, the Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community, spoke to the media on the succession controversy of the Syedna. “Over the last ten days we have been witness to the ugly dispute over the right successor to the late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb. This was not unexpected, as the late Syedna Saheb had been unable to clearly nominate his successor for nearly 50 years while

By Suresh Golani


22-year-old youth was brutally attacked by a gang of more than 20 drug addicts near his residence in the Bharat Pendhari Nagar area of Nalasopara (East) on Wednesday night. The accused, armed with sickles slashed the left wrist of the victim identi-

The high-speed boats are equipped with light and heavy machine guns Bombay High oil field and other gas fields are always or the safety of vital off- on the enemy's radar. Oil shore oil and gas installa- and gas installations located tions which contribute offshore contribute 70 per major chunk of national en- cent of the indigenous hyergy, the Indian Navy has in- drocarbon production and troduced Immediate to keep an eye on their safety Support Vessels (ISVs) and the ISVs are pressed into commissioned the 81st Im- service. mediate Support Vessel dedNavy officials said, “The icated squadron in the security of these national Western Naval Command offshore assets are of vital on Tuesday. economic importance, de-


sor. However, now, the stakes are quite high. An unbelievably large amount of wealth has been accumulated over the last hundred years through extortion and exploitation. The dispute is, therefore, not religious as claimed by both the claimants, but for the control of this wealth. Nathwani and Tewatia Commissions in the 1970s and 1990s have fully documented the various modes of this accumulation, and how this wealth is spent on the luxurious lifestyle of one family, and not for the benefit of the community. The Central Board warns both the claimants that if they do not change with the changing times, become liberal, stop malpractices and loosen their control over a docile and peaceful community, they will be consigned to the dustbins of history.

Junkies attack youth, chop off his wrist volved in some murder case. D’souza was rushed to Arth Hospital where a team of surfied as Andrew D’souza com- geons stitched back the sevpletely severing it from his ered hand in a rare hand. D’souza was chatting seven-hour long re-plantawith his friends when the mis- tion and re-vascularisation creants mounted a violent at- operation. The Nalasopara Police tack on him. While the reason behind have registered a case against the violent is yet to be ascer- unidentified assailants under tained, the accused who are relevant sections of Indian yet to be arrested were en- Penal Code and are investiquiring about a person in- gating further.

Docs rejoin severed hand after 7-hour surgery

Navy introduces Immediate Support Vessels By A Staff Reporter

A section of the crowd listening to a speech and expressing fervent support to their new spiritual leader. ness persons, students, women and children. According to Khoozema M. Faizullabhoy, General Secretary, Anjuman-E-Shaite Ale, an association administrating and conducting the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat of Mumbai, “This is taking place while the community still mourns the demise of our spiritual leader. Mr. Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the late Syedna’s half brother and uncle of the present Syedna, has made a false claim to be the successor of the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. This wrongful claim has, thus, tremendously aggrieved the community members and has caused grave pain to each and every Dawoodi Bohra around the world, as they have witnessed the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq publicly appoint

The fast moving ISVs will provide total security to the country’s offshore drilling installations.

mand constant surveillance, response capability and swift reaction to emergency situations.” ISVs are equipped with advanced navigational and communication equipments and armed with heavy and light machine guns. These vessels are designed to achieve more speed than other warships. ISVs are ingeniously built by M/S SHM Shipcare.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Natasha Haresh Hingorani to Veena Gyanchand Daryani as per Affidavit C-33076 I have changed my name from Ranjeetkumar Kantilal Ojha to Ranjeet Kantilal Oza as per Affidavit C-33077 I have changed my name from Ranjana Amrut Churi to Pranali Pradeep More as per Affidavit C-33078

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I have changed my name from Mohammed Iqbal Mohammed Akbar Shaikh to Iqbal Akbar Shaikh as per Affidavit C-33092

I have changed my name from Damji Bhavanji Nakar to Damji Bhavanji Rajgor as per Affidavit. C-33108

I have changed my name from Imamsab Mohmad Mulla to Emamuddin Mohmadsa Mulla as per Affidavit C-33093

I have changed my name from Josna Damji Nakar to Josna Damji Rajgor as per Affidavit.

We have changed our child name from Neel Vinay to Neel Vinay Menon as per Affidavit C-33094

C-33109 I have changed my name from Mohd Salim to Mohammed Salim Shaikh as per Affidavit Dt. 31-01-2014. C-33110


I have changed my name from Praveenkumar Panday to Praveenkumar Pandey as per Affidavit. C-33111

I have changed name from Shamim Ahmed to Shamim Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit C-33096

I have changed my name from Ravindar Venkatesham to Ravinder Venkatesham Viswanathula as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Devendra Balkrishnan to Balakrishan Ramchandra Devendra as per Affidavit C-33080

I have changed my name from Guilder Michael Correa to Gilder Micheal Correia as per Affidavit C-33097


I have changed my name from Harishchandra Shaniwar Aakhade to Harishchandra Shaniwar koli as per Affidavit

I have changed my name from Nazareth Michael Corria to Nazareth Micheal Correia as per Affidavit C-33098

I change my name Bindia (old name) to Bindiya Sanghavi (new name) as per Affidavit C-33079

C-33081 I have changed my name from Dimpal Sitaram Varekar to Sanchita Sachin Pawar as per Affidavit C-33082 I have changed my name from Venkat Iyer to Venkatraman Iyer as per Affidavit C-33083 I have changed my name from Anita Ashok Thombare to Sakhee Sunil Kale as per Affidavit C-33084 I have changed name from Rita Cardoza to Rita Sequeira as per Affidavit C-33085 I have changed my name from Shailesh Arun Savant to Shailesh Arun Sawant as per Affidavit C-33086 I have changed my name from Yogaraj Govinda Meshram to Yograj Govinda Meshram as per Affidavit C-33087 I have changed my name from Mohammed Nasir Rizvi to Mohammed Nasir Rayeen as per Affidavit C-33088 I have changed my name from Shabana Mohammed Nasir Rizvi to Shabana Mohammed Nasir Rayeen as per Affidavit C-33089 I have changed my name from Samidha B. Lohokare to Samidha A. Phanse as per Affidavit C-33090 I have changed my name from Manjunath Krishna Sheety to Manjunath Krishna Kulkarni as per Affidavit C-33091

I have changed name from Prafulla Kumar Bank to profulla Bank as per Affidavit

I have changed my name from Tejas Bhalchandra Chawan to Tejas Bhalchandra Chavan as per Affidavit C-33099 I have changed my name from Ms. Zarine Rana Munir Ahmed Qureshi to Mrs.Zarin Rana Sameer Qureshi as per Affidavit dated 30/01/2014 C-33100 I have changed my name from Mr. Amir Ahmed Suleman Bapudi to Mr. Amir Ahmed Madhiya as per Affidavit dated 30/01/2014 C-33101 I have changed my name from Mrs.Zarina Rana Sameer Qureshi to Mrs.Zarin Rana Sameer Qureshi as per Affidavit Dated 30/01/2014 C-33102 I have changed my name from Shobha Atmaram Naik to Shradha Devendra Pokale as per Affidavit C-33103 I have changed my name from Devendra Vasant Pokle to Devendra Vasant Pokale as per Affidavit C-33104 I have changed my name from Mrs. Nilofer Sikander to Mrs. Nilofer Sikander Khan as per Affidavit. C-33105 I have changed my name from Shakera Bano Mohammed Zafar Ansari to Shakira Mohammed Zafar Ansari as per Affidavit. C-33106 I have changed my name from Kamalraj Dwarkanath Devkhatri to Kamalraj Dwarkanath Dev as per Affidavit. C-33107

I have changed my name from Sanjoy Agarwal to Sanjay Shankarlal Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-33113 I have changed my name from Pankaj Kumar Mishra to Pankaj Vinod Mishra as per Affidavit. C-33114 I have changed my name from Salma Safiq Merchant to Salma Majid Bambotiya as per Affidavit. C-33115 I have changed my name from Ritika Motiram Kadam to Aayesha Vazid Mulla as per Affidavit Dated:30/01/2014 C-33116 I have changed my name from Kirandevi Ramlal Gupta to Kiran Sunil Shinde as per Affidavit. C-33117 I have changed my name from Babaloo Ramprit to Rahul Ramprit Rajbhar as per Affidavit. C-33118 I have changed my name from Ramprit Rajbhadur to Ramprit Rajbhar as per Affidavit. C-33119 I have changed my name from Ameena Begum Bandenawaz Patel to Ameena Bandenawaz Patel as per Affidavit. C-33120 I have changed my name from Nilay Kishorkumar Shah to Nilay Kishorbhai Shah as per Affidavit. C-33121 I have changed my name from Rashmi Ramniklal Shah to Rashmikant Ramniklal Shah as per Affidavit. C-33122 I have changed my name from Shilwant Sanny Kisan to Shilwant Sunny Kisan as per Affidavit. C-33123 I have changed my name from Antivino Fernandes to Antvino Fernandes as per Affidavit. C-33124

I Mr Pramodkumar Rameshkumar Jain have changed my name to Mr Pramod Rameshkumar Sakaria as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33125 I Mr Rameshkumar Jain have changed my name to Mr Rameshkumar Sakaria as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33126 I Dakshaben Mahesh Makhecha have changed my name to Daksha Mahesh Makhecha as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33127 I Maheshkumar Makhecha have changed my name to Mahesh Chimanlal Makhecha as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33128 I Mrs. Pankhiben Dineshkumar Bhansali have changed my name to Mrs Pankhidevi Dineshkumar Bhansali as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33129 I Mrs. Ugambahem Milapchand Mehta have changed my name to Mrs. Urmila Milapchand Mehta as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33130 I Arvindkumar Prabhudas Gandhi have changed my name to Arvind Pradhudas Gandhi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33131 I Bhartiben Arvindkumar Gandhi have changed my name to Bharti Arvind Gandhi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33132 I Kaushal Arvindkumar Gandhi have changed my name to Kaushal Arvind Gandhi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/01/14 C-33133

I Varshaben have changed my name to Varsha Dilip Chitroda as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/2014 C-33139

I Usman Ismail Batatawala have changed my name to Usman Ismail Memon as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33150

I Dilipbhai have changed my name to Dilip Govindbhai Chitroda as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/2014 C-33140

I Hamidabano Dastgir have changed my name to Hamida Abdulsattar Sayyed as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33151

I Rakeshbhai Gawaldas Chandak have changed my name to Rakesh Gawaldas Chandak as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33141 I Shweta Rameshwar Chandak have changed my name to Sweta Rameshwar Chandak as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33142 I Revindran Nair have changed my name to Ravindran Nair as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33143 I Remani Nair have changed my name to Ramani Nair as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33144 I Gurudayal Singh Kaura have changed my name to Gurdayal Singh Kaura as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33145 I Tejal Vijay Alias Vyomesh Raval have changed my name to Tejal Vijay Raval as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/2014 C-33146 I Vijay Alias Vyomesh Raval have changed my name to Vijay Bakul Raval as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/2014 C-33147 I Vijay Alias Vyomesh Balkrishna Raval have changed my name to Vijay Bakul Raval as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/2014 C-33148 I Shanti Gupta have changed my name to Samundra Devi Gupta as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33149

I Iyengar Srivaramangai Sadagopan have changed my name to Srivaramangai Sadagopan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33152 I Mohammed Ikram Mohamad Akram have changed my name to Ikram Akram Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33153 I Jameelabegum Mohamad Akram have changed my name to Jamila Akram Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33154 I Rukhsar Begum Mohammed Islam Shaikh have changed my name to Rukhsar Ikram Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33155 I Mohammed Jamalbhai Deraiya have changed my name to Mohammed Rafik Deraiya as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33156 I Jamsed Alam Mohd. Ayub Shaikh have changed my name to Jamshed Alam Mohd. Ayub Shaikh As per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33157 I Jethava Altaf Usmanbhai have changed my name to Jethva Altaf Usmanbhai as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33158 I Ketankumar Vasudeo Tamore have changed my name to Ketan Vasudeo Tamore as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33159 I Jyoti Anant Tamore have changed my name to Jyoti Ketan Tamore as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-33160

I Miss Hargauriben Hargovind Thakar have changed my name to Mrs. Hemaben Kanubhai Pandya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/14 C-33134 I Pritiben Pravinchandra Gandhi have changed my name to Priti Mehul Mehta as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/01/14 C-33135 We Mr. Dilip Govindbhai Chitroda & Mrs. Varsha Dilip Chitroda have changed our minor son’s name from Jay to Jay Dilip Chitroda as per deedpoll Affidavit dated : 30/01/14 C-33136 I Abeda-Bi-Bint Jamsher Khan have changed my name to Abeda Jamil Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/14 C-33137 I Jameel Akhtar Ainuddin Shaikh have changed my name to Jamil Ainuddin Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/01/2014 C-33138

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Bharat Gas employees rape, rob woman in Andheri

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By Zuber Ansari


n a shocking incident, two employees attached to the natural gas distribution company – Bharat Gas – have been arrested by the MIDC police for allegedly raping and robbing a newly-wed woman at her residence in Andheri (E). The accused – identified as Mohammad Shaikh and Chandan Jaiswar – were known to the victim as they had delivered gas cylinders to

her home twice before. On Tuesday afternoon, Shaikh and Jaiswar turned up at the victim’s apartment, under the pretext of having found some fault in the gas regulator, the last time they checked. Since she knew them, the victim allowed them into the house, after which Shaikh went into the kitchen, while Jaiswar stayed outside. When the victim turned to go to the bedroom, Jaiswar attacked and overpowered

Man held with illegal firearm in Mira Road By Suresh Golani


et another person found to be in possession of an illegal firearm landed in the custody of the Thane (Rural) police.This time it was the Detection Branch of the Mira Road Police which arrested a 31-year-old man who was found to be carrying a country made revolver in Mira Road on Wednesday night.According to the police, a night patrolling team spotted a suspiciously moving auto-rickshaw in the Poonam Sagar area of Kashimira at about 8:45 pm on Wednesday. The lone occupant, identified as Ritesh Rajaram Rathod (31), was frisked following which the police team found a country-made revolver in his possession. Investigations revealed that Rathod was staying in the

The accused, Ritesh Rathod Penkar Pada area of Kashimira. “We are trying to find the source of the firearm and to whom it was to be supplied,” said an investigating officer. A case under the sections 3, 25 (1) (a) of the Indian Arms Act, has been registered against the accused who has been remanded in police custody.

Teachers to boycott HSC oral and practical exams By Yatin Ingle


tudents studying in Standard XII and all set for their Higher School Certificate (HSC) Board oral and practical exams from Monday, February 3, are in for troubled times. After the state government failed to work upon addressing their demands, 60,000 teachers from across Maharastra have decided to boycott the exams. They are saying that the state government will be responsible for the loss of careers of the students. Yesterday, the Maharastra Federation of Junior College Teachers Organization held a meeting in Mumbai to discuss upon action to be taken because of the delay on the part of the state government in meeting their demands. The organization contended that it has been waiting more than a year, but the government had yet to act upon the demands. They

later announced the boycott. The teachers are complaining that several important demands, such as the payment as per Fifth Pay Commission approved scales be provided from 1996 onwards. Last year, in 2013, as the state board had fixed in a tight exam schedule for the HSC students, without a study gap in between the exams, the teachers had boycotted the written board exams across Maharashtra. The state board then released another exam time-table providing study leave time between the exams, after which the teachers called off their strike. The ADC spoke to Anil Deshmukh, Secretary, Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers Organization, who said, "We have waited enough, and the government is just side-tracking our demands. We have finally decided to boycott the exams and the state government will be responsible for the students' loss!"

her. When Shaikh saw this, he joined Jaiswar and started strangulating her. Jaiswar then raped her, while Shaikh went into the bedroom and stole jewellery worth Rs. 67,000 and Rs. 800 in cash. After robbing and raping the woman, both Shaikh and Jaiswar threatened her with dire consequences if she

spoke about the incident to anyone. However, when the victim’s husband, who works in a private firm returned home, she told him about the incident. On Wednesday, the couple approached the MIDC police and filed an FIR against the accused. On the basis of the complaint, the MIDC police

formed a team and reached the Bharat Gas agency in Andheri and took down both their numbers and addresses, on the basis of which they arrested the duo from their residences in Andheri. Senior Police Inspector, Suresh Hujband, from MIDC police station said, “Both the accused have been booked


under various sections of the IPC including rape and robbery. They were produced before the court and remanded to Police Custody till February 6. In their confession, they revealed that they were aware about the woman living alone, and took advantage of her situation.”



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Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By Philip Varghese


housands of lawyers, litigants and other concerned citizens gathered at the Azad Maidan on Thursday as Forum for Fast Justice, an organisation seeking judicial reforms, presented a memorandum to the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court and Chief Minister of Maharashtra. According to Bhagvanji Raiyani, Chairman and Managing Trustee of the organisation, “An Expert Panel is to be appointed to go through 243 Law Commission and other expert committee reports, from which it may compile the most relevant points for reforms of the system within a period of six months and forward the report to the Union Government, and simultaneously to the Chief Justice of India and the President. The issues to be addressed inter-alia, are that there should be additional

Bhagvanji Raiyani addressing the lawyers, litigants and concerned citizens. four more Supreme Court benches ie East, Centre, West and South of the country, for better access to justice. Alternatively, there should be an appellate body of judges in every High Court to hear the appeals of the Division Benches of the High Courts, with similar powers as those enjoyed by Supreme Court. There are about 30 per cent vacancies in Lower Judiciary and in Higher Courts. The House endorses the view of some of the judges that it will take almost 300 years to


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reach the zero backlog of dockets with the existing strength of judges. Hence steps should be taken well in advance to fill vacancies and to implement the said judgement in favour of All India Judges Association. We further recommend to extend the retirement age of High Court and subordinate court judges to 65 years. We also recommend that vacancies in High Courts be filled immediately by appointment of ad hoc judges or retired judges as provided in the Constitution under Article 127, 128 for Supreme Court and Article 224-A for the High Courts.” Raiyani further added, “There is a need to set up a National Judicial Commission comprising of persons from the Judiciary, the Executive and the Legislature for judicial appointments to High Courts and Supreme Court and its recommendation made binding on the President and the Chief Justice. The judicial commission must be also empowered to try and punish errant judges (Full time constitutional body, independent of the Government and the Judiciary). It is a common practice to be giving false evidences under oath. Also cases are filed for unnecessarily harassing opponents. They must be tried under the provisions of chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, punished and fined.”

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due to fear of political clout of the abuser. Police officials said that a few years ago, Pal had got the the mentally challenged lady pregnant and she delivered a baby boy. However, owing to her mental illness, the child was given to an orphanage. Izhar and Saba had warned Pal several times not to exploit the woman because she was unaware of what was being done to her. Izhar would have safely gotten away, but for a key eyewitness to the shooting, Arshad Ali Saddiq Sheikh (23), a deaf and dumb man, who identified Izhar for the cops. The Commissioner gave a reward of Rs.2,000 to the two traffic constables who helped nab Izhar Khan Rs.2,000, but ignored Arshad's vital role

The abuser, Ramchandra Pal. Below: The deaf-mute Arshad Sheikh. in the arrest. Senior police inspector Vinayak Mulay of Santacruz police station said, “We have arrested Izhar Khan and Saba under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, and 325 of the Arms Act. They will be produced in court on Friday. A hunt is still on for Nasir and we hope to arrest him soon.”

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CITY BRIEFS GIC told to introduce insurance pkg rates

Congress’ Ajit Sawant joins AAP

The Bombay High Court on Thursday suggested the General Insurance Council (GIC) to come up with predeclared insurance package rates for different ailments. The suggestion came from a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sanklecha during the hearing a public interest litigation filed by activist Gaurang Damani on hardships faced by people while claiming medical insurance.

‘Charging customers for ATM ridiculous’

Amidst rising demand from banks that they be allowed to increase user fees and limit free access to automated teller machines (ATMs), RBI Dy Governor K.C. Chakrabarty on Thursday said it is 'ridiculous' for a bank to charge its own customers for these services. "You are saying charging for using your ATMs. Tomorrow you will start charging for going to the bank," Chakrabarty said here while replying to a query on the matter.

Fire razes balloon factory in Thane

A devastating fire razed a balloon manufacturing factory in Dahanu, police said. The blaze began shortly before midnight in the balloon factory National Toy Products situated behind the Jain Temple in Dahanugaon, they said.

HC quashes NBW against Preity Zinta

In a relief for actress Preity Zinta, the Bombay High Court on Thursday quashed a non-bailable warrant issued against her by a magistrate court for failing to appear before it to record statement in a cheque bounce case. Justice Sadhana Jadhav, while quashing the warrant, observed, "the approach of the magistrate in issuing the warrant was pedantic."

By Suyash Padate


he Mumbai unit of the Congress party got a major jolt yesterday when a former general secretary of Mumbai Congress Ajit Sawant joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The Mumbai unit of the AAP is expected to make a dramatic debut in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Against this backdrop, Sawant’s entry into the AAP has virtually shook the Congress. Sawant rebelled against the Congress leadership after a candidate he was backing was refused a ticket in the BMC elections. He then went on to support several other

Ajit Sawant with members of the Aam Aadmi Party at the Press Club, yesterday. Congress rebels who contested against official party candidates, critically splitting the Congress vote share in about a dozen seats. He was

eventually suspended from the party following his criticism of the ticket distribution system and election strategy of the party.

NCP lashes out at Raj for not paying toll Suyash Padate


he NCP yesterday, came down heavily on MNS chief Raj Thackeray for not paying toll while going to Pune. Thackeray left for Pune by road, but did not pay toll tax after voicing his opinion on the issue. Speaking to reporters, NCP spokesperson, Nawab Malik said, “According to the norms laid down, public representatives are allowed to travel without paying toll. Thackeray is neither a legislator nor a Parliamentarian. But he still passed the toll naka by asking his party MLA Nitin Sardesai to sit next to him.” Malik also demanded that stern action be against the MNS chief as he has broken the law. Significantly, the three toll plazas at Vashi, Urse and Talegaon en route to Pune from Mumbai, stopped operating for a few minutes, when Thackeray’s convoy passed through. Amid speculations of Thackeray’s arrest over MNS

Raj Thackeray is neither a legislator nor a Parliamentarian: Nawab Malik. workers ransacking toll booths across the state, police officials have made it clear that they will wait and watch, as hasty action might pose a threat to law and order. Thackeray had asked party workers last Sunday, not to pay toll and demolish toll plazas if they were not allowed to pass through them.

After this, Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had stated that the toll collection issue would be reviewed, and a new policy would be announced soon. The MNS chief, who is on a four-day Pune tour, will address party functionaries from across the state tomorrow.

Consumer forum slaps Rs.25,000 fine on tour operator

The district consumer redressal forum has imposed fine of Rs 25,000 on a tour operator for deficiency in service. In its order, the president of the Forum, Umesh Jhavalikar also ordered the Konkan Tours Company to refund 60 per cent of the advance money it had taken from the complainant Vinayak Patil at the time of booking in 2010.




CELEBS ATTEND CLOSING CEREMONY OF AIFEC: The 3-day event of the All India Film Employees Confederation (AIFEC), at Hotel Retreat in Malad (West) held recently, was attended by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Sonu Nigam, Shabab Sabri, T.P Aggarwal,Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor, Deshaa Nandi,South Actress Tanisha Singh, Miss Jaipur Shamika Rajput, Navin Prabhakar, Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Sanchiti Sakat, among others.

Speaking to reporters, Sawant said, “Hundreds of Congress party workers will join AAP in the coming days. I know the problems being faced by Congress party workers and will try to address these. There is resentment among the Congress workers and as a result a huge number of Congressmen will join the AAP soon. Congress leaders support corrupt leaders in the party. The Congress and the opposition are in hand in glove as far as corruption is concerned”.

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Tale of two ‘system’ breakers

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Ponder awhile… “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.” – Abdul Kalam

Achievements of AAP: Most unimpressive T

HE list of achievements of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi does not seem to be very impressive. It is a fact that the AAP has been in office only for a month and within this short period it could not implement all the promises it had made before the elections. A beginning, however, has not been made with regard to vital projects which would help survival of people. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal told the press yesterday that he has ended VIP culture in Delhi. Ended 'Lal Batti' scenario, advised people to carry out sting operations, started preparing for the Jan Lokpal Bill. Can these be called achievements? How do they affect the life of people. One or two sting operations carried out does not end corruption by bureaucrats. Corruption is as rampant as ever in Delhi. If he continues in office – if the Congress lets him – it is possible corruption to some extent may go. Yesterday at the press conference he claimed that corruption in Delhi has been considerably reduced. This is nothing but a tall claim. Chances are the AAP will be out of office soon. A Congress MLA – Arif Mohammad – disrupted the press conference. He called Arvind Kejriwal a liar: He said that one of the promises of Kejriwal was that he would take up the Batla encounter case, but he has done nothing about it. Arif declared he would stop support to AAP. What the Congress member did was something which the Delhi Congress perhaps wanted him to do. If one member of the Congress leaves the party, the 27 member of AAP will collapse. The Congress party is worried that the chief minister of Delhi will ask for and get SIT probe into the 1984 riots. His demand will carry weight because it has been made by the Delhi CM. Rahul Gandhi has admitted the Congress' involvement in the 1984 riots. Is it possible that the Congress wants to stop action by the AAP with regard to the demand for a SIT probe?



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OTH are in their mid 40s; both inherit their political clout, power and charisma of their respective families; both have tremendous political ambitions; both try to display their sway over the partyfold; both shoot their mouth in public; both are denounced to be anarchists; Of them, one is angling to take over the position and power of prime minister, while the other wants to become chief minister of Maharashtra; both keep talking about changing the 'system' but none spells out what that term means to them and both are media darlings, thus grab headlines for their every act and utterances. The similarities between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray end there. While Rahul believes in arm-chair politics, where he runs the party through his lieutenants, Raj exercises his power through instigating his followers in indulging in violence. But the none the less, receiving positive response from the middle and lowermiddle class people, particularly Marathi-speaking population of Maharashtra. Early this week, both Rahul and Raj created flutter in the society. Rahul gave his first ever television interview to an English news channel, while Raj engineered attacks on many toll plazas on the state highways to press his demand for abolition of toll imposed by the state government.

Rahul flunked interview Now that election fever has started gripping the political arena of the nation, many such interviews and agitations are naturally expected. However, what surprised many was that Rahul, while talking to Arnab Goswami tried to duck all questions and in the process made a joke of him. On the other hand, Raj, perhaps, in his bid to grab headlines and instant publicity, went overboard and his followers, mostly unemployed youth of urban and semi-urban areas, went on rampage ransacking toll plaza booths and beating employees operating the booths. This act does not seem to have gone well with his sympathisers also as though most of the people want that toll system to go away, they are not for violence and holding of traffic for hours, only because of a handful people were busy in the 'show of strength'. Thankfully, chief minister of Maharashtra is yet making a straight talk and has so far ruled out any possibility of bowing to the acts of vandalism. What Rahul put up on Monday night, was a pathetic show performed by an immature and ill-prepared son of a political family. Considering the fact that he is the uncrowned prince of Congress and has been fielded by


the party as the prime minister candidate in 2014 elections, Rahul's performance was far from the minimum level of satisfaction. Though the party has not officially named his as the party nominee for the super executive post, you don't need a political pundit to predict that he would be replacing the sitting prime minister Manmohan Singh, if the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) manages to retain power for the third successive term. In this situation, one expected a much better and assuring performance from Rahul. Alas, what all witness was that the man in the hot-seat was fumbling and avoiding questions, where he could have scored. It was like a batsman allowing a full-toss ball to hit the stumps, which he should have hit to the boundary very easily. This happened, perhaps because Rahul was not fully prepared to face the volley of

THINKING ALOUD Bharatkumar Raut questions, as he in the midst of his coterie is used only to give meaningless sermons and listen the undue and untrue praises. He is surely not used to hard-talk. This handicap was blatantly reflected in the replies he gave to simple questions. At the end of the question-answer session with Rahul, the only take home point for people was that he is fascinated by the concept of women's empowerment and wants to improve and open up the 'system.' What does he mean by 'women empowerment' and which 'system' he wanted to change? These moot questions remained conspicuously unanswered. Was he shy to spell that out or that he does not have answers? Viewers are puzzled. Some believe and argue that the media must give a longer rope to Rahul and should not expect sun, moon and earth from him in his maiden interview. This argument, however, does not hold ground as though he faced a tough journalistic firing for the first time, he cannot be considered 'new' to politics. Rahul has been in active politics for more than a decade and has won two Lok Sabha elections. He has been a central figure of the

The Sufi avoids all unrhythmic actions T

HE Sufi, like a student of music, trains both his voice and ear in the harmony of life. The training of the voice consists in being conscientious about each word spoken, about its tone, rhythm, meaning and the appropriateness for the occasion. For instance the words of consolation should be spoken in a slow rhythm, with a soft voice and sympathetic tone. When speaking words of command a lively rhythm is necessary, and a powerful and distinct voice. The Sufi avoids all unrhythmic actions; he keeps the rhythm of his speech under the control of patience, not speaking a word before the right time, not giving an answer until the question is finished. He considers a contradictory word a discord unless spoken in a debate, and even at such times he tries to resolve it into a consonant chord. A contradictory tendency in man finally develops into a passion, until he contradicts even his own idea if it be propounded by another.

In order to keep harmony, the Sufi even modulates his speech from one key to another, in other words, he falls in with another person’s idea by looking at the subject from the speaker’s point of view instead of his own. The attainment of harmony in life takes a longer time to acquire and a more careful

MATTER & SPIRIT study than does the training of the ear and the cultivation of the voice, although it is acquired in the same manner as the knowledge of music. To the ear of the Sufi every word spoken is like a note which is true when harmonious, and false when inharmonious. He makes the scale of his speech either major, minor, or chromatic as occasion demands; and his words either sharp, flat, or natural are in accordance with the law of harmony. For instance , the straight, polite and tactful manner of speech is like his major, minor or chro-

ruling party for over six years. He has been taking active participation, though from behind the curtain, and influencing government decision-making process for some time. He has shown the guts (or stupidity) to tear up a cabinet decision in a press conference and called the cabinet a 'non-sense'. How and why do you give him the advantage of being a 'Bachcha' of 44 years?

Raj’s timely toll frenzy In Maharashtra, Raj played havoc for three days as his men ransacked toll plaza booths. Its true that he has been demanding abolition of toll system. Such slogans always receive instant mass applause as none wants to think twice before throwing a stone on a public property. His argument is that if the toll is collected to meet the expenses of road construction, why give contracts to the outsourced toll collection agencies for 20 years? As per his estimations, the construction cost is recovered in two- to three years. Up to this level, his argument holds ground, but what next? Is it enough to construct roads? What about meeting the expenses of their major and minor repairs, expansions and maintenance? Who would bear that cost? If the users of the roads do not pay for these tasks, the government will have to spend it from its exchequer. It means the tax collected from people at large would be used for highway construction and maintenance. Should the money go from the pockets of the poor people who do not use the highways? Why this agitation, that was launched a couple of years ago, remained in a cold storage so far and was revived now when the elections are round the corner? Is it a mere election gimmick? However, these questions are never raised and no one tries to seek the answers. This is the story of two young politicians, who are now in the fray with a slogan and intention of getting indulged into politics to 'change the system'. As the elections come closer, we would surely find more similar 'fighters' entering the arena to fight the battle of the people. North Mumbai MP, Sanjay Nirupam sat on a hunger strike, threatened to immolate himself to demand reduction in power tariff. He withdrew his agitation. The power tariff remains unchanged. On the other hand, another politician, in his mid-40s and having no political family background or god-father, Arvind Kejriwal has silently posed a serious threat to the Congress when he decided to probe and audit the electricity generation and distribution outfits and also the governance of his predecessor Sheila Dikshit. He has further sent panic signals to the ruling Congress by demanding further probe into the Sikh massacre in Delhi in 1984. The difference, thus, matters. matic scale, representing dominance, respect and equality. Similarly he takes arbitrary or contrary motions to suit the time and situation by following step by step, by agreeing and differing, and even by opposing, and yet keeping up the law of harmony in conversation. Take any two persons as two notes; the harmony existing between them forms intervals either consonant or dissonant, perfect or imperfect, major or minor, diminished or augmented as the two persons may be. The interval of class, creed, caste, race, nation or religion, as well as the interval of age or state of evolution, or of varied and opposite interests show the law here distinctly. A wise man would be more likely to be in harmony with his foolish servant than with a semi-wise man who considers himself infallible. Again it is equally possible that a wise man may be far from happy in the society of the foolish, and vice versa. The proud man will always quarrel with the proud while he will support the humble. It is also possible for the proud to agree on a common question of pride, such as pride of race or birth. — Hazrat Inayat Khan

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THE Indian team now on tour to New Zealand is struggling to win a game and the tie in Auckland is a solace for the dejected Indian side. The major reason for all these defeats is the poor technique against moving and bouncing balls and the will to stay longer and score quickly is lacking among the top order batsmen. After the 2011 World cup, the enthusiasm around Indian Cricket Cadres ought to have gone up by leap and bounds, instead we struggle to win an away series in one day or test match cricket. IPL matches played in India every season are spoiling the show as our batsmen are trying to catch the bus rather than stay put and score runs at a faster pace to give the bowlers sufficient time to dismiss the opposition. We muff up all the opportunities on an overseas tours. There lies the real weakness. - Jayanthy S. Maniam, Sion

IN a must-win situation the team members should have brouhgt all their experience and achieved a win for the team and

Team India needs a game plan

Team India's performance in New Zealand has brought them quite a lot of criticism, calling them a weak and imbalanced side.

PM's smart card THE PM has exhibited his skill in playing very smart in saying that the 2014 polls victory shall be to the 'credit' of Rahul Gandhi. PM, like everybody, fully knows that the Congress stands no chance of winning the 2014 elections and hence the PM has cleverly flattered and deftly shifted the '(dis)credit' to Rahul Gandhi for the inevitable decimation of the Congress and squeezed out of having to take responsibility for the defeat as an adverse consequence of wholesome 'inertia' in his governance and the huge scams, inflation and economic disaster et al during his regime. The PM knows too well that all eyes would be on Rahul Gandhi who will be squarely blamed for the loss in the polls. The PM must be sure that History would be kind to him and his 'good' name shall not be associated with the Congress debacle in the polls.

possible, keeping in mind the Nadu, and likewise, sadly paid with bloated egos of the individual Party being killed by LTTE terrorists. — H.S. Krishna Prasad, Mumbai leaders. — Arun Malankar, Santacruz

Shocking death of top Tata exec

reduced New Zealand's early lead in the side. A number one side before the start of the New Zealand tour is buckling under pressure, whereas underdogs put up totals and play safe to cling to the lead. We gave away near 300 score in South Africa and the trend continues in Kiwiland as well. The major reason for the poor show is due to team selection and a side without the much-needed balance is on the receiving end most of the time.

The prolific run getter Virat Kohli scored 6 of 20 balls, Raina and captain Dhoni played more balls than the runs they made and the difference we could not get the last run to force a win in the last six outings. This is not the first time that our so called batting line up failed to make use of their experience to score quick runs resulting in playing for a tie or lose by a slender margin. - C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

ally at the cost of honest citizens. This is a fact involving major corruption. Hail BMC, hail the Commissioner. — Laxminarayanan Balakrishnan, Mumbai

Politicising a felicitation

A public felicitation to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, to mark 50 years of her touching rendition of the patriotic song, 'Aey Mere Vatan Ke Logon' in a mammoth gathering at the Mahalaxmi Race Course on Monday was very befitting and the Kejriwal's demand for an SIT probe into the Melody Queen alluded at length to 1984 Sikh riots is quite impractical and is the whole episode of her first rendileargely being seen as an unnecessary tion of the song that moved Pt. wastage of time and resources. Nehru to tears and also sang it again along with the audience of a lakh. The only glaringly note, however, was provided by the presence of the WHAT is Arvind Kejriwal trying to BJP's PM-in-waiting who wasted no prove by asking for an Special In- time in politicising the whole event vestigation Team (SIT) probe into by going off at a tangent and inthe 1984 anti-Sikh riots where many dulging in his pet governmentinnocent people from the Sikh com- bashing which was totally out of munity were butchered to death? context. Probably it was meant to be — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai Three decades is a long time in his- his rally which they wanted to use tory and an SIT probe re-investiga- for felicitating Lata didi. In retrotion would be meaningless as the spect one feels that Manoj Kumar, culprits and even the witnesses the popular patriot could have been APROPOS 'Power tariff cut?' (ADC, would have died and no concrete invited to honour her or someone Jan. 29), the Mumbaikars are ea- evidence too would be available to from the Gandhi family. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane gerly looking forward to the reduc- nail the culprits. tion in energy tariff, which has This is just an populist move by been taken up by debutant politi- Kejriwal to appease a certain seccal party AAP now in the ruling tion of a community which forms a body of the capital and who had major chunk of the vote bank. The THOUGH the opinion polls conagreed to implement the reduction 1984 and 2002 riots were black spots ducted by a few leading agencies as manifestoed. In the Maharash- in our history and instead of wast- show the NDA as the clear tra state cabinet as was proposed ing more time and indulging in favourites to win the next Lok Sabha by some insiders, the CM also court matters, our politicians polls, there is a grey area for which agreed to provide a concession of a should work towards a concrete the Saffron conglomerate has to sit 20 per cent cut. However, it seems plan in a manner that such inci- up and take note of: The combined that the CM is facing certain hur- dents do not happen in future. Po- strength of the UPA and the Others dles to implement this for which he lice reforms as well as court (Consisting of TMC, BSP, SP, needs to take into confidence his procedures needs overhauling so AIADMK and the Left) put together, own supply authority along with that people are afraid and it acts a easily crosses 300. Therefore, the the private electricity supply bod- deterrent from law to commit such possibility of these secular parties coming together to keep the comies to find out the modus operandi crimes. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon munal forces out, cannot be altoto implement it. If it is not done gether dismissed. They can agree now prior to the mid-year LS polls, upon either Rahul Gandhi as the then it may turn out to be a case for PM, or the Congress can offer an never. Let's sincerely hope that the CM takes it up seriously and AS is very well-known, BMC takes unconditional outside support to a thereby ensures that it is imple- action only against the common common candidate from the Others mented to the great relief of the man. They don't have the guts to act category to become the next PM of against politicians and cricketers course, the second alternative can public at large. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai who defaut on payments intention- be safely considered as next to im-

What’s Kejriwal proving?

Relief on energy tariff

Who will win it?

BMC Water Bills



THE sudden leap to death from the 22nd floor of the posh Shangrila Hotel, Bangkok by the Tata Motors MD, 52-year-old UK National Karl Slym has not only rocked the Tata organisations in India but across the seven seas too. Though the Thai Police has ruled it out as a suicide as he has left a three-page suicide note but the exact cause is still awaited. Sadly his wife who was in the hotel room was not aware of the drastic step taken by her husband till policemen knocked the door of her room and informed her of it. Nevertheless, it is extremely baffling that there has been past cases of premature deaths of prominent corporate honchos viz Aditya Kumar Birla, Chairman of Birla Group in 1995, Manohar Chhabria, Chairman, Shaw Wallace in 2002, Jim Cantalopo, Chairman McDonalds in August 2012, Lalit Sheth, founder of Raj Travels also in August 2012 and Chetan Shah, MD Pepe Jeans in November 2012. There is no answer why such corporate honchos drawing huge perks with comforts and facilities take such drastic steps and end their precious lives stating personal reasons.

Eunuch menace Eunuchs not only harass people at traffic signals, but also in local and outstation trains. They approach people and place their hands on their heads, as if they are Gods and give people their blessings. Some people have a blind belief that if they seek the blessings of an eunuch, they will prosper in life. It becomes awkward especially when you are travelling with your family members. If you refuse to give them money (a minimum of Rs.10), they not only abuse you, but also beat you up. Some of them even lift up their sari and show their private parts to you, which is very shameful if you are travelling with your wife or daughter. Eunuchs should work for a living and not beg or sell their bodies. India should come up with laws that can arrest them whenever they keep on harassing people. — Jubel D’Cruz, Dombivali

Bharti can’t be blamed There is a lot of hue and cry raised over the raid on the Ugandan joint in Delhi conducted by the AAP’s Law Minister. In this context, let us look at the picture in Mumbai

— K.V. Raman, Malad

Doom for DMK As expected, DMK split in to two with the suspension of Alagiri from the party for his alleged anti-party activities. A wounded Alagiri predicted an electoral doom for the party in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Claiming that unlike 2001, he would not field rebel candidates to take on the party's official contestants in the General Elections 2014. DMK would lose elections of his own and there is no need of his candidate spoiling the chances for his parent party. The rebel in the party's first family, who was shown the door following brewing discontent over his rebellion against his younger brother and DMK heir-apparent M.K. Stalin is not anyway entering the fray in Lok Sabha elections. The 2009 Lok Sabha elections was the first time that Alagiri had contested and tested electoral waters in his life and until that year he did not hold any significant posts in the party cadre. — Ramanathan C.K., Bhandup

Bharti, on January 15, ordered the police to raid homes rented by Ugandan women in his constituency, claiming that they were being used to traffic in drugs and sex. where many Nigerians and Ugandans have been nabbed by the police. They were found to have been involved in unlawful activities such as running online/mobile lottery fraud, drug trafficking, prostitution, thefts, foreign exchange violations, visa overstays, etc. Therefore, Somnath Bharati cannot be altogether faulted for his action, though he might have acted with a bit of overenthusiasm. — Jorhat Singh, Kandivali

Tit for Tat Indira Gandhi in 1984 had directed the Army to storm the Golden Temple which was quite unnecessary. The troops could have surrounded the Golden Temple on all sides, cutting off supplies of arms and food. Simultaneously, Intelligence Agents could have gone into the Temple as Pilgrims and assessed the strength of the terrorists and the way to outwit them. Not for nothing is it said, "The Army Marches on its stomach". Had supplies been stopped, it would have been possible for the Army, to ferret the terrorists after a proper assessment, without using tanks to damage the Holy Shrines of the Sikhs. She stormed the Golden Temple and had to pay for it with her life killed by her two Sikh Security Guards. Her son Rajiv Gandhi also foolishly helped the wily Sri Lankan President Jayawardane, against the LTTE who had been trained by our own Army in Tamil

Know Kejriwal THE ‘anti-corruption activist’ and now the ambitious Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has not only taken support of the corrupt Congress to capture the CM’s seat, but he had also sworn by his children before a TV news channel that he would never be the chief minister and also the Prime Minister. This shameful fact proves a lot about him and his mentality. This means that there is no difference between Congress and AAP. He ‘gifted’ free water and ‘cheaper’ electricity to the Delhiites. This is nothing but obviously through subsidies. People are not fools. And all cannot be fooled all the time. In fact, Congress is misusing AAP’s Kejriwal against Narendra Modi. Every Indian knows why. Congress starts chanting ‘poor…poor,’ ‘minority…minority’ when any election approaches. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali


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Aata qaa. laoiKka maalaI ko syaah rMgaÊ ]sako KD,o haonao kI itCI- maud`aÊ ToZ,I mauskana AaOr ]sakI ivaica~ mauskana AaOr ]sakI Aavaaja, sao sahma ga[- qaI. saaÐp Dr AaOr isayaaraoM tqaa ]llauAaoM kI AavaajaaoM nao ]nhoM ratBar saaonao nahIM idyaa. [sa trh AitqaISaalaa ka maalaI Apnao Aap maoM ek ivaica~ vyai@t qaa. yahaÐ kI AitqaISaalaa kI Bayaanakta ka AnauBava huAa. laoiKka ]sao doKkr ivaismat banaI rhI.

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Chandrabhushan Tiwari Moderator for Hindi, St. Xavier’s High School, Fort HINDI ENTIRE – 6

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p` 3 tulasaI ka Qaaima-k mah%va AaOr ]sakI saamaaijak ]pyaaoigata @yaa hOÆ ] 3 yah p`Sna tulasaI ka ibarvaa paz sao ilayaa gayaa hO. [sako laoKk p`omaanaMd caMdaolaajaI hOM. tulasaI ko AaOYaQaIya gauNaaoM kao vaO&ainak nao BaI svaIkar ikyaa hOM. laoKk nao [sa bahu ]pyaaogaI piva~ paOQaaoM ko saaqa pxaaoM pr samauicat p`kaSa Dalaa hOM. Baart doSa maoM tulasaI ko paOQaaoM kI pUjaa kI jaatI hOM. ijasasao laaBa haota hOM. ]sakI pUjaa krnaa Baart kI prMpra hO. tulasaI ka paOQaa tao Qaaima-k AaOr saamaaijak daonaaoM dRiYTyaaoM sao laaBakarI hOM. is~yaaÐ tulasaI kI pUjaapirËmaa krtI hOM. ]sa pr QaUp dIp naOvaod\yaÊ raolaI AaOr Axat\ caZa,tI hOM. ibanaa tulasaI ko p<ao Dalao carNaamaRt AQaUra maanaa jaata hOM. pUjaa ko jalapa~ maoM BaI panaI ko saaqa tulasaIdla BaI dovataAaoM kao caZ,ayaa jaata hOM. maR%yau ko samaya vyai@t ko mauK maoM tulasaI ka p<aa rKa jaata hOM. ijanakI laDkIyaaÐ nahIM haotI hOM eosao kuC laaoga tulasaI ka ivavaah ka Aayaaojana kr knyaadana ka puNya p`aPt krtoM hOM. CaoTo baccaaoM yaa iSaSauAaoM kao ihcakI Aanaopr tulasaI ko p<aaoM kI ek ibaMdI baccao ko maaqao pr lagaa dotoM hOM. gaMdo sqaanaaoM yaa kITaNauAaoMvaalaI jagahaoM sao laaOTkr laaoga tulasaI ka toja saugaMQa kITaNauAaoM kao naYT kr dotI hOM. [sasao vaayau Sauw haotI hOM. [sa p`kar Baart maoM tulasaI ka ijatnaa Qaaima-k mah%va hOMÊ ]tnaa hI ]sakI ]pyaaoigata BaI hOM. p` 4 iqaMfU ka saMxaop mao vaNa-na ikjaIe. ] 4 iqaMfU paz ko laoKk p`vaINa krKaanaIsajaI hOM. iqaMfU BaUTana kI rajaQaanaI ka sauMdr Sahr hOM. saaZo, saat hja,ar fuT kI }Ðcaa[- pr isqat [sa Sahr kI tulanaa kazmaaMDU tqaa daija-laIMga jaOsao sauMdr SahraoM sao kI jaatI hOM. laoKk nao [sa sauMdr Sahr kI yaa~a kI hOM. p`stut p`Sna maoM ]nhaoMnao iqaMfU Sahr ko p`aÌitk saaOMdya- tqaa ]sasao saMbaMiQat Anya baataoM ka vaNa-na ikyaa hOM. iqaMfU kao BaUTana naroSa ija,gmao daorjaI vaanacauk nao doSa kI rajaQaanaI banaayaa qaa. ]nakI yaad maoM yahaÐ pr safod rMga ka ‘CaoT^na’ BaI banaayaa gayaa hOM. yah baaOd\Qa Qama- ko laaogaaoM ka tIqasqaana bana gayaa hOM. yahaÐ BaUTanaI iSalpklaa ko Anausaar makana ek saIQa maoM banao hue hOM AaOr ]na pr Ëma sao naMbar dIe gae hOM. iqaMfU Sahr kI janasaM#yaa pccaIsa hja,ar hOM. jaao BaUTana kI kula janasaM#yaa ka paÐcavaa Baaga hOM. Sahr maoM kovala ek hI baÐk hOM. ijasaka naama baÐk Aa^f BaUTana hOM. [saI trh [sa Sahr maoM kovala ek hI poT/aola pmp hOM. jahaÐ sao Sahr ko saMkDaoM karaoM kao [MQana kI pUit- kI jaatI hOM. BaUTana ka rajya saMcaalana iqaMfU ‘Jaa^ga’ sao haota hOM. iqaMfU ka ‘Jaa^ga’ sauMdr AaOr doKnaolaayak sqaana hOM. p`Saasana maoM naroSa kI salaah donao ko ilae AaÐz saMsadIta ra^yala ADvaa[-JarI ka}Minsala haotI hOM. BaUTana kI maud`a kao ‘gaula~ma’ khtoM hOM. BaUTana maoM BaartIya maud`a calatI hOM. ivadoSa inatI ko maamalao maoM ]sako ilae Baart sao salaah laonaa baMQanakarI hOM. BaUTana maoM kovala Baart ka hI dUtavaasa hOM. BaUTana kao Baart Sarkar sao ivacaar ivamaSakrnaa baMQanakarI hOM.

On Monday: Hindi (continued)

pg 16-17 Exhibitions, new collections and much more in our weekend planner

pg 18 We tell you about two new cosmetic products and what we think of them


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City Culture Mumbai’s most iconic cultural event is back with the Kala Ghoda festival, kicking off tomorrow. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Shirley Mistry tell you what you shouldn’t miss out on seeing, buying and experiencing


e don’t need to tell you what the Kala Ghoda arts festival is all about. It includes art, theatre, culture, dance, food, literature and a plethora of workshops for you to hone old skills or learn new ones. With several events happening for nine whole days, the event promises to be even more fun this year. Take a look:

>> Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan and Peasant of El Salvador (bottom right), are two plays worth catching this year at the festival

Workshops/ Food Learn great skills from the workshops at the festival. The food workshops this year are absolutely delightful and the best part is that there’s no registration required and they are all on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Bake your own cake This year, learn how to make amazing customised cakes with Aashiyana Shroff, owner of Tart. The pastry shop owner is hosting a demo where she will teach you how to make sugar-free desserts, chocolate truffles and even share her secret recipes and tips with you. And the best part is — you can sample them too! When February 6, 1-3pm Where Westside

Fire up a burger Popular Bandra eatery, Between Breads, is hosting an interesting workshop at this year’s edition of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival. Learn how to make their authentic and juicy beef cheeseburgers, their scrumptious bacon fries and their version of the Philly sandwich. This one is a great workshop to get some fool-proof recipes under your belt. When February 5, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Where Westside

Breakfast or brunch Chef Viraf Patel, the mastermind behind the exceptionally simple, yet delicious menu at Café Zoe will be conducting a workshop at the Kala Ghoda Festival. Inspired from the food served at his restaurant, expect to master basic yet impressive breakfast and brunch recipes at this workshop. When February 8, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Where Westside continued on pg 14 «

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They’re really taking the poetry in motion a step further with their GATI theme for the dance. There are several groups and a major focus is on classical and contemporary forms of dance.

diva Agarwal Head over to watch a really great group dance Karthak at Kala Ghoda this year. By Diva Agarwal, Anandya Dudani, Mitali and Purva Kothari, the dance is on our must-watch list because of the four styles that you’ll see performed — Paramparik Kathak, Holi, Chaturan and Thumri.

When February 3, at 6pm Where Cross Maidan

Wonkot Dance that tells a story is always great to watch and at Kala Ghoda this year, you can watch a contemporary dance theatre piece that’s based on Elephant in a Dark Room, a parable by Persian poet Rumi. The entire dance tells a story from different perspectives that of the storyteller, elephant, man and even the room! When February 4, 7.30 pm Where Cross Maidan

>> Diva Agarwal is an act to watch out for this year, as her set combines four different dance forms

shOping spree Shopping at Kala Ghoda needs no instruction. We suggest you walk past all the stalls to find something you really like. In the meantime you can take a look at this one:

pink Jalebi Pink Jalebi will be participating at this year’s Kala Ghoda and it’s a great place to kickstart your shopping spree. The brand takes stories, mythology, pop culture and traditional art in India and converts them into visual essays on household items. The Bangalore and London based lifestyle accessories brand has a great collection that you should definitely take a look at. When Throughout the festival Contact

musiC Music this year goes with a Crescendo theme and will see performances across Cross Maidan and The Asiatic Library Steps, with several artists coming together to perform.

Farhan Akhtar live Catch Farhan Akhtar, director, actor, producer, singer and writer perform ‘Farhan Live’. He will perform, along with his band and they will belt out all his famous hits and some original tracks as well. When: February 9, 7:45 onwards Where: Asiatic Steps

CinemA While the debate on whether cinema must educate, inspire or simply entertain is a long standing argument; we are not about to take any sides. But, this year's Kala Ghoda Festival has an interesting line up of films with 'Flash Forward' as its theme.

Shahid One of the most acclaimed films of Bollywood last year, Shahid is a

stellar example of good story telling and an equally compelling performance by Rajkummar Rao. Inspired by a real-life story, this one is a must-watch. When February 1, 11 am to 1pm Where Coomaraswamy Hall

Hotel Transylvania Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a young boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenage daughter. A light-hearted, well told story makes for good viewing if you plan to pack in a lot of serious talks and short films. When February 9, from 11 am to 1pm Where BNHS

VisuAl ArT With a theme of Moving Images, the visual arts this year are all about shock value, with each one trying to compel you. There will be several artists with installations and exhibitions all over the area, so don’t limit yourself to this one, but don’t forget to check it out!

Junk cycle wish tree We absolutely love the look of this installation, so don’t forget to check it out when you’re there. Made by Sonal Jhadav, the junk cycle wish tree will be on display throughout the festival. Where Rampart Row

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We’re not going to pick just one from this section since it’s a new offering at the festival. The new Urban Design & Architecture section is called Move Mumbai and provides a different perspective on the physical aspects of our city. You are exposed to planners, administrators and architects and you shouldn’t miss out on walking around the entire festival to catch a glimpse.

Theatre this year is Rang Baraat and combines tragedy, comedy, veterans and amateur directors to put on masterpieces that will take your breath away.


Biwi O Biwi Presented by IPTA and with a cast that includes Rakesh Bedi, Sulabha Arya, Avtar Gill, Nivedita Baunthiyal and many more, this play deals with the theme of modern male chauvinism. It traces how modern women stand up to fight against it. The play is significant because it’s intertwined with prevalent values in society and what needs to change for the betterment of women. When February 2, at 5pm Where NGMA

Your children won’t be left out this year at the festival. Take a look at what’s in store for them:

A Peasant of El Salvador This QTP presentation is set in the 1980s and tells us about a time when El Salvador was under military dictatorship. The play discusses the cost of human life, explaining how most countries undermine it on the path to economic development. It’s already amassed fans in the city from previous runs, so if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss out! When February 6, at 5.30pm Where NGMA

A Journey In Love Ameeta Chatterjee, author and philanthropist will read out poems from her book A Journey in Love for children to draw and paint inspired from the poems. The workshop will be held along with Shilpa Vaidya of Aatman Academy and everyone who has worked on the book’s illustrations. When February 1, from 1pm to 2:30 pm Where Museum Gardens Ages 6 and above

Nine Hidden Gems Kumkum Somani, author and illustrator will narrate The Blue Eyed Doll from Nine Hidden Gems through audio and visuals. The idea is to acquaint children with Gandhiji’s values through a fun and exciting way. Part of the session will be discussions, interesting crafts, dramatisation and a little bit of dancing too! When February 4, from 3pm to 4:30pm Where Museum Gardens Ages 6 to 12 years

Organiser speak “62 presentations, six venues, more than 450 performers — I think that says it all! A unique amalgamation of languages, forms, veterans newbies, classics-moderns... it has been an overwhelming experience getting so many artists together to celebrate a common passion for theatre at KGAF'14, in the Rang Baraat theme for this year.” — Juhi BabbarSoni, curator, theatre.

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hotography lovers, amateurs and professionals alike will love what’s sweeping over the country this month. Called Fete De La Photo 2014 – A Photo Festival in Public Space, it’s an 11-city event than has been organised by Institut Francais en Inde, the French Embassy in India and the Alliance Francaise in India. The month-long festival will celebrate the diversity of modern day photography and will showcase collections in

>> This photograph by Ajay Talwar is a masterpiece

>> Internationally renowned photographer Laurent Lavender is part of this festival

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a MuSical tribute to uStaD allarakha


rtists from across India and the world are coming together to pay homage to Ustad Allarakha, known fondly in musical circles as Abbaji. The legendary guru and tabla maestro will be honoured by classical music from global greats. Co-presented by Taj Mahal Tea, Reliance Foundation, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd. and co-sponsored by Kotak Mahindra AMC Ltd., the event will begin early in the morning with a session that will conclude with a spiritual tribute by Dr. N. Rajam and Zakir Hussain. There will also be an afternoon session, with performances by Sadanand Naimpally (Tabla), Anantha R. Krishnan (Mridangam), Satyajit Talwalkar (Tabla) and the Panchratna Sanai Tafa Mandal (Shehnai, Taasha and Sambal) and an evening session with the Khol Drummers from Kolkatta, the Panchratna Sanai Tafa Mandal from Nagar and Lil John Roberts from the U.S. The grand finale of the evening will be the Jam Session led by Zakir Hussain, featuring several national and International artistes. Zakir Hussain tells us, “Through 14 years, we have had the good fortune of some of the greatest luminaries of Indian music blessing this occasion, representing many musical traditions from across the globe.” The event is not ticketed, so go early to get your entry passes. When February 3, from 6.30am onwards Where Shanmukhanand Hall, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion

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museums and galleries across the country. The festival kicks off in Mumbai on February 2 and 5, with a mobile photo booth with photographer Anay Mann, who will be using backdrops of French places to click photos of the public. Catherine Oden, director of Atout France says, “France holds appeal to attract families, DINKS, honeymooners and friends on a holiday as well as budding sommeliers. Its range of picturesque locales and quaint villages ensure that there are enough options for every visitor coming to France.” So, if you can’t get the real deal just yet, make do with the photography festival. Also, on February 13 and 20, you can visit Nehru Planetarium for the Astrophotography by internationally renowned astrophotographers Laurent Laveder, Thierry Legault and Ajay Talwar. Also, budding photographers pay attention — there’s an exciting photo treasure hunt taking place all over Mumbai through the entire month of February which seems promising. Contact

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DElhi Art GAllEry is bACk With its sEConD shoW, A sEminAl Exhibition titlED Art of BengAl


s one of the largest repositories of Bengal art of the past two centuries, the Delhi Art Gallery presents its second exhibition, titled Art of Bengal. Curated by Kishore Singh, the exhibition features over two hundred works and is perhaps one of the largest exhibits of the art from Bengal held under one roof in the recent past. It features some early Bengal oils and several similarly themed works by academic school trained individual artists such as B. P. Banerjee. They lead to the work of salon and ‘gentleman-artists,’ produced by the newly-emergent art schools and institutions in Calcutta in late

19th-early 20th century, such as J. P. Gangooly. The school known as Bengal School with its dreamy, romantic imagery is represented in the works of Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Asit Haldar, Kshitindranath Majumdar and D. P. Roy Chowdhury. More modern artists such as Somnath Hore, Prodosh Das Gupta, Chittaprosad, Rabin Mondal, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Nikhil Biswas and Bijan Choudhary also find a spot in this comprehensive exhibition. When Up to March 5 Where Delhi Art Gallery, Forbes St, Kala Ghoda, Fort Contact 49222700 >> Catch Mr. Printer Band, an indie rock outfit perform at the McDowell Signature Indian Derby 2014


he McDowell Signature Indian Derby 2014 promises to be an event where sport meets glamour. While the bolting action and the charged atmosphere on the turf is certain to get your adrenalin pumping, a host of performers will entertain race goers. Many international performers such as Serenity Sisters will engage the audiences with their spectacular Broadway act and Asia’s leading lady magician Yong Tian will perform some of her enthralling acts as well. The derby weekend will also feature live music by indie rock band The Mr. Printer Band and One Nite Stand, who will perform various crowd favourites. For those keen on fashion, Shane & Falguni Peacock will showcase their

collection, along with fashion designer Swapnil Shinde. To enhance the experience, racegoers can indulge in the luxurious air conditioned hangar, replete with a flea market and a carnival like experience. Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman of the UB Group, says, “This year, we have put together an exciting mix of fashion and international entertainment to make the weekend extremely memorable for our customers and racing patrons. I look forward to a wonderful weekend of racing and entertainment!” When February 1 and 2, from 12pm onwards Where Mahalaxmi Race Course, Entry Tickets are available for purchase at the venue




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Want to learn a new dance form? Head to Studio Balance to learn the simple but sensuous Bachata dance. The dance, which originated in the Dominican Republic, is colourful, with romantic music and moves. Shannon Benjamin, instructor, international winner and co-founder or DanceSport India tells us, “Bachata originated as a mating call. If you were selected for a dance, you were chosen as a mate. Two dances with the same individual sealed the deal.” Head over to learn the fun Latin American dance. when February 3, from 8.30-9.30pm where STUDIO BALANCE, Krishna 29/30. K.M. Munshi Marg, Behind Wilson College, near Anokhi Handicrafts, Chowpatty Contact 32227931

UK’s leading hair and beauty salon, the iconic Saks has completed 40 years in the industry. As part of their anniversary celebrations, the salon and spa has introduced a special offer. Combine your haircut with a Kerastase hair spa ritual, facial or body treatment and avail of a 15% discount. “This offer allows you to indulge in multiple premium services, which use only the best branded products available, at a discounted value. Now, you can pamper yourself in the lap of luxury and get your money’s worth too. We ensure that you will leave looking and feeling absolutely fantastic,” says Akhil Uchilker, senior marketing executive for Saks Hair & Beauty, India. when Up to February 28 where Saks outlets in Andheri and Bandra

mumBai street food Keeping in with the vibe of the Kala Ghoda Festival, The Local is celebrating Mumbai’s street food. Choose from dishes such as Pao Bhaji, Paneer Tikka Roll, Lasooni Aloo, Kheema Pao and Seekh Kebab Roll. Also get a free pint of beer from 6pm to 10pm. “At the Local, you get a free pint of beer worth `150 and pao bhaji for `150 so you pay only for the pao bhaji. Likewise, kheema pao costs `190 so you are actually paying only `40. Enjoy the Kala Ghoda festival and drop by The Local between 6-10 pm to avail of this offer,” says Meldan D’Cunha, director of The Local. when February 1 to 9 where The Local, 11 A, Currimjee Building, Opposite Mumbai University, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort Contact 22671421

soCial etiquette & BarteNdiNG workshoP This Saturday, Cheval is organising a fun workshop that will help will help you improve the different aspects of socialising, including, the art of inviting, gifting and mingling. The workshop, conducted by Vinita Alvares Fernandes (trainer of Miss India finalists and winners), will also teach you how to mix cocktails. Shivani Seth, from Finishing Touches, says, “Let your hands do all the talking as Finishing Touches welcomes you to a sundowner workshop to learn the art of making smooth cocktails and the etiquette of style and elegance.” The workshop costs `1,500 per person. when February 1, from 4-6pm where Cheval, Kala Ghoda, Churchgate Contact 9821049098

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PhoeNix market City oN sale

Indianwear brand, W for Woman, is holding its end-of-season sale where you can look forward to up to 50% off. The offer is valid on a variety of their collections. Skirts, trousers and accessories are on a flat 30% discount while the bags and drapes are available at a 40% discount. The CEO of TCNS Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd., Anant Daga, says, “W has had an excellent autumn/ winter collection and the strong showing continues with the end of the season sale.” when Up to February 14 where W outlets in the city

If you can’t decide on which brand you want to spend your money on during the ongoing sale season, then visit Phoenix Market City, where they are holding a sale on a number of brands and stores which are located within the mall. Amit Kumar, centre director, says, “We at Phoenix Marketcity have always believed in giving our patrons a memorable and gratifying shopping experience. With more than 350 brands, Phoenix Marketcity is a shopper’s paradise that offers shopping, entertainment, food and beverages.” when Up to February 9 where Phoenix Market City, Kurla

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New additioNs to lotus Blossom

If you do fancy sampling some great swiss food, head to Out Of The Blue and enjoy their exhaustive Swiss food menu that is a part of the Swiss Food Festival. Cheese lovers are in for a treat as almost all their preparations, including the soups, have a good dose of exotic cheeses in them and are lip-smacking. The soups, fondues and rostis come highly reccomended and one look at the menu is enough to have you growling with hunger. Finish your meal off on a sweet note with the Champagne Cream with Luxemburgerli macarons — a decadent and rich dessert. when Today at the Khar outlet and from February 1-9 at the Powai outlet where 14, Union Park, Off Carter Road, Khar (w) and 1st Floor, Haiko Place Central Ave, Hiranandani, Powai Contact 26003001/ 25717344

Radhika Khanna’s Lotus Blossom has introduced a variety of new dishes to their menu. The Thai delivery service already has an extensive menu and they’re now introduced specials such as Chilled Watermelon Soup spiked with Thai flavours, Fried Prawn Cakes, Zucchini Rolls stuffed with Chili Chicken & Basil and Ripe Mango & Soba Noodles salad with fragrant Thai herbs. Radhika Khanna, owner of Lotus Blossom says, “We have been catering Thai food in Mumbai for a while now and wanted to introduce new dishes to the menu. Therefore, we have introduced a delectable array of soups and starters. We are also in the process of introducing new salads and main course.” Call to order their delicious food across Mumbai. Contact 9967624034


sale at CroCs If you want to indulge in some footwear related retail therapy, head to Crocs and take advantage of their end-of-season sale. Avail of exciting discounts and get up to 40% off on styles that feature pastels, pop colours and sporty elements. While at the store, you can also check out their new Stretch Sole collection, which incorporates the innovative Crocs Fit2U TechnologyTM that fits, stretches, flexes and twists on your feet. “The new collection features articulated outsole pods that flex with your feet, coupled with a removable Croslite™ material insole to provide cushion all day long,” said Nissan Joesph, general manager, Crocs India. when Ongoing where At Crocs outlets across the city

sale at ViNeGar Head to Vinegar to update your wardrobe with merchandise from their end-of-season sale. Pick the hottest styles in a riot of colors, styles and designs this season with discounts going up to a whopping 70%! This weekend, indulge in happy hours with an additional 10% off between 4 and 7pm. That’s not all, you can also choose from a variety of accessories such as bold neckpieces, contemporary handcuffs, rings and shoes at flat 50% off. Varsha Bhawnani, owner and managing director of Vinegar says, “At Vinegar, the collection boasts of apparel and accessories in colors right from soft pastels to bold brights and has plenty to offer for all your style needs. Pick up trendy jackets, skater dresses and chic jumpsuits — get sporty, sexy and flirty with Vinegar.” when Ongoing where Behind Shree Khatwari Darbar Trust, 13th Road Khar, Off Linking Road, Khar (W)

Neeraj Goswami’s solo show

NArrAtives of our owN

Renowned artist Neeraj Goswami is holding a solo show at the Jehangir Art Gallery. Titled Penetralia, the exhibition portrays the human form in a variety of shapes and colours. Speaking about his exhibition, Neeraj says, “The Human Form has been always my subject or medium; I feel these shapes are like musical notes which create visual melody or music heard through the eye.” where Up to February 11 where Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Churchgate

ARTISANS’ brings the story of Ganesh Jogi, (1939-2011) and his family to Mumbai for the first time, through autobiographical pen-and-ink drawings, titled Narratives of our Own. This exhibition of recent work is a tribute to the late Ganesh Jogi. First prompted to express himself with pen and paper in the 1980s by the cultural anthropologist and artist, Haku Shah, today, Ganesh's wife Tejuben and their family are also incredible artists. “This is the first time that the autobiographical art of Ganesh Jogi's family has been seen in Mumbai. Ganesh was wandering mendicant — a balladeer-turnedartist. Today, everyone in the family is an artist in his/her own right. This exhibition is a tribute to Ganesh Jogi, who is no more,” says Radhi Parekh, the curator. when Up to February 9, from 11 am to 7 pm where ARTISANS’ 52-56 Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda Contact 22673040

rahul Phulkar’s AyAti at Nehru CeNtre Gallery Artist Rahul Phulkar is displaying his latest collection of paintings titled Ayati. The theme of the paintings is the rhythm of music and they have been created in acrylic colours on canvas. Speaking about his exhibition, Rahul says, “The title Ayati means royal. My inspiration was Raja Ravi Verma and though my paintings, I have tried to bring forward the message of respecting women.” when Up till February 3 where Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Contact 9960257489


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f like me, you get terribly excited with the sheer mention of the word ‘bags’, you’re going to go a little berserk when you log on to They promise to cater to all your bag related needs and it is a promise they fulfil. First things first, the layout is basic with turquoise, grey and white keeping things simple yet stylish. The products they sell are categorised well and within each category there are sub-categories listed so that you are only shown the products that you are looking for, without wasting time trying to sift through pages and pages worth of other merchandise. For example, the categories include ladies’ bags, backpacks, luggage & travel bags, business & laptop bags, kids & baby bags, sports bags and messenger bags. So, if you are looking for a backpack, you can

… will look tacky, right? That’s what Dev Goswami thought too. But a visit to newly opened, gold-leafing studio TGLS in Worli changed his mind

ocated amidst shanties, the TGLS store in Worli is the last place you’d expect it to be. With a store that promotes the idea of home décor that’s literally covered in gold, I was expecting a fancier location. But, don’t judge this book by its cover. Once you enter TGLS, the sheer opulence of the shiny gold and silver home décor items is enough to make you forget the surroundings. I had heard about TGLS much before they opened their store in Worli. Shezad Khan (the owner of the store) and his technique of gold-leafing have been around for quite some time now and to be honest, I’ve always found the idea of covering chandeliers, beds and even walls in gold, a bit tacky. If you too have similar feelings, then a visit to the TGLS studio is a must as it shows you how wrong you are. The ground level of the store has knick-knacks such as a bat, ball and stump set and guitars all done

up in gold. In one corner of the store, you’ll notice square sheets of gold, silver and bronze. The store manager explained that these foils are at the base of the process of gold-leafing. These sheets — think of them as leaves — are used to cover items. But, even though they use small square sheets, the final product doesn’t have any visible marks which suggest the use of different sheets. The product may very well have been dipped into a pot of liquid gold! The other products at TGLS include photo frames, chandeliers, lamps and even a huge bed — all of which are done up in different finishes of gold, ranging from dull to shiny. They also can paint an entire wall in 24carat gold using the same technique. Now that I’ve told you what you can expect at the store, let me answer the fundamental question — is gold décor something that you should actually consider? The

There are lots of online portals that cater to a whole range of products, but is the place to head to for any of your bag related needs, says Shirley Mistry >> The David Jones Tote for `1,490

further choose from the three options sublisted; including laptop, non-laptop and overnighter backpacks, making your search easy. Alternatively, you can also browse by brand. Currently, they stock bags from brands such as Troop and Colorland from the United Kingdom, Ed Hardy and Hobie from USA, French brand David Jones and Swiss brand Swisswin. Their range of ladies handbags is comprehensive but rather basic. If you are expecting a designer masterpiece, you’re at the wrong place but if you want a classy, sturdy bag, they have several options. We particularly liked the David Jones Tote (`1,490). They also have a host of messenger bags that will accommodate your laptop and are priced at an average of `1,500. The website also has travel related

odds and ends, such as passport holders, packing pouches, toiletry bags, makeup bags and document sleeves. The best of the lot though, has to be the backpacks for children. The owl-faced one, priced at `733, is our favourite. They also sell baby carriers, diaper bags and walking trainers or harnesses for babies and toddlers that are moderately priced. Speaking of pricing, the great part about shopping from is that you save 33% on each product. Their business model is such, that the buyer saves 8% on the distributor’s margin and 25% on the traders’ margin making these bags rather economical too. Where

answer is yes, but it comes with a rider. I feel that the products are such that they may not blend with your current home décor. Take the gold-leafed guitar for example. It looked really good in the store, as it was positioned against a gold wall and the yellow lighting at the store, also played an important role. Now, think of it at your home, hanging on a plain white wall, under white lights above a blue couch. It’s likely to look terribly out of place. What we are trying to say is that should you decide to shop from TGLS, you need to think long and hard before you make a purchase. On the price front, you will need to be prepared to spend anywhere between `2,500 to `3 lakhs. Overall, I found the concept exciting and the finish brilliant. Where TGLS Shehzad Khan, Worli Sea Face, Near Worli Dairy, opposite Tawa Restaurant contact 28710003

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Ah, the familiar Old Spice smell! The new deodorant perfectly captures the trademark Old Spice scent and gets full marks for it. It sprays well and at the beginning, it lasted for an entire day. However, once the bottle started nearing its end, I noticed that the deo became less and less likely to last the entire day. So much so, that it seemed that the slightest body odour ended up overpowering the deodorant. Where Major retail outlets Price `150 for 150ml rating ***

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Garnier Men’s new face wash has a pleasant scent and controls oil while maintaining moisture. Since I have started using it, I haven’t noticed any new pimples or blackheads on my face. It leaves your face fresh, clean and smooth. It’s not an exceptional product, but it does what it is supposed to do well. I sometimes feel a burning sensation while using it, so those who can’t handle this should avoid using it. Where Major retail outlets Price `85 for 100gm rating ****


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>> The flourless chocolate cake is deliciously decadent. (Below) Smoke House Deli also has an outdoor seating area

TOP 5: Our favOuriTe resTauranTs CeLeBraTe THe CHinese neW Year HaocHi This Chinese New Year, Haochi brings you a special menu which has been created by Chef Gautam Mehrishi and two Chefs from China; Chef Gao Fu Liang and Chef Xiang Shi Hong. “Food is considered to be a big part of the New Year celebrations in China. Food symbolises joy, success, fortunes and long life,” says Chef Gautam Mehrishi, executive chef, Sun ‘n’ Sand Hotels. When Up to February 5 Where Haochi, Sun ‘n’ Sand, Juhu Contact 66938888

YauatcHa Craving delicious dim sum? Make your way down to Yauatcha on a Sunday where they have two different menus. For `2,000 you get the classic menu with a choice of one cocktail, while for `2,500 you can enjoy their signature menu which comes with two cocktails. Both offer unlimited tea. Prashant Issar, vice president of KA Hospitality, says, “With the Chinese New Year approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate one of the most delicious cuisines in the world.” When Sundays, from Noon to 4pm Where Yauatcha, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E) Contact 18002661000

Ramada Powai Ramada Powai is celebrating Chinese New Year with a range of authentic


Want something different? Glynda Alves gives you her verdict on the flower power-house that is Smoke House Deli in Bandra


loral tablecloths, antique wooden furniture, sepia tone pictures, lace lampshades. It might sound like we’ve walked into an old bungalow that’s tucked in the by-lanes of Bandra, but you’ll find all this and more at Bandra’s Smoke House Deli. While the name might veer on the macho side, the décor is anything but. There are floral patterns everywhere, which would have been overwhelming if it wasn’t for the clean but creative wallpaper (by the talented Busride) that depicts a home setting. The reason their décor is so different from their other outlets is because they want to represent the area that they are in. But, are the lace and florals a little too much? Not really. In fact, it’s quite a pleasant and entertaining change from the usual brown, beige and white we’re used to seeing. And you’ll never be bored! During our meal we spied everything from old pictures (real ones donated by people) and an alter to a miniature tea set and cook books. We started our meal with a Greek Salad (`320), served in a pristine white big bowl. The crumbled feta and fresh ingredients are great but when there are so many other exciting and delicious dishes on offer, you do feel it’s a waste to fill up on it, which it will. But, if you have more willpower than us and can resist the ribs and pasta, kudos to you! We then tried the Peri Peri Rubbed Chicken (`390) — beautifully cooked chicken on skewers with just the right hit of spice. We also ordered the John Dory + Smoked Shimla Chili (`690) and the Honey Orange Glazed Grilled Pork Chops (`690). The fish had a delcious crunchy coating that perfectly

complemented the delicately flavoured fish and the ohso-creamy rice. Seriously, the buttery and subtly flavoured rice is worth every carbohydrate calorie. The pork chops, which come deboned (Yay! No mess!), were tender, and the citrus cuts through the sweetness of the honey to give you a well-rounded flavour. After such a good experience, we had to order the Smoked Chicken + Goats Cheese Tart (`470). Served with a rocket salad, this is a pure sin. It’s rich, creamy and the flaky pastry makes it a real treat. We finished off our decadent meal with an equally decadent Flourless chocolate Cake served with ice-cream (`230). To accompany the fare, try their cocktails. We recommend the Kiwi, Melon + Jasmine (`430) and the Star Anise + Plum (`430). Well presented with even more flowers, the cocktails are refreshing and different. But the small straw makes it cumbersome to drink. Another thing we liked about Smoke House Deli is their soup + ½ sandwich combo which is great for working people in the area who want to grab a quick lunch. They also plan to open at 5am from February onwards, so pop in for their breakfast or to ease your Saturday night hangover. And if you’re not into all the flower power that their Bandra branch offers, you can make your way down to the newly opened BKC outlet. where Clove at 33rd Road, Ambedkar Road, opposite Brownie Point, Bandra (West) meal for two `1,500 alcohol served Yes (Beer pint: `200 onwards) contact 022 65287800

Chinese dishes to help celebrate the year of the horse. There are several delicious dishes on offer at their rooftop restaurant, Skky; including Crab Claw, Duck Spring Roll and some great dim sum. When Up to February 2 Where Ramada, Saki Vihar Road, Powai Contact 67776000

Hakkasan Celebrate the year of the horse with an authentic spread of dishes from Cantonese cuisine restaurant, Hakkasan. The exquisite meal includes a lavish setting, great cuisine and friendly service. The special Chinese New Year menu includes a lot of favourites and specialities. The meal costs `2,500 plus taxes per head. When Up to February 1 Where Hakkasan Mumbai Contact 26444444

cHao Ban Chao Ban is celebrating the start of a new year with a delectable à-la-carte food menu for two weeks. You can choose from a wide array of dishes and sip on an endless flow of delicious Chinese tea. Vegetarians can pick Rangoon Aubergine (Baton Julain Chilli) and Stuffed Bean Curd while nonvegetarians can pick Prosperity Chicken and their famous Longivity Egg. When Up to February 15 Where Chao Ban, Fort Contact 49150055

GujaraT On a PLaTe  We tell you about the Gujarat and Rajasthan Rasoi Utsav at Golden Star Thali


olden Star Thali Restaurant outlets at Neptune Magnet Mall, Bhandup (W) and opposite Charni Road Station (E), are having a Gujarat and Rajasthan Rasoi Utsav up to February 23, between 11.30am to 3.30pm and 7pm. to 10.30pm. As part of the offer, you get one thali free against 10 paid thali coupons. They are serving a sumptuous thali, which will showcase the best of Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. Cuisine served at Golden Star comes from the cradles of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Every morsel brings to you the spirits, sights and sounds of the people who do India proud with their vibrant colours, their haunting aura, their exquisite food, delectable flavours, their dance and their undisputed beauty. Chef Maubji Maharaj’s presence manifests itself in the authentic presentation of Gujarati and Rajasthani food in a sparkling thali with katoris, a tall glass of chaas, sweets, farsans and tongue tingling pickles. Some of the dishes served alternately during the Gujarat and Rajasthan Rasoi Utsav include a range of sweets including Malai Cham Cham, Ras Malai, Angoor Rabdi, Strawberry Basundi, Kesar Puran Polis, Desi Ghee Jalebis, Dry Fruit Sheera and Gulab Jamun. There are also several farsans including Khasta Kachori, Dahi Wada, Chaat Basket, Papri Chaat and Assorted Dhoklas. Special Vegetables include Ker Sangri, Surti Undhiyu, Karela Kashmir, Dum Aloo Rajasthani, Tindola Sambharia, Jodhpuri Gutta, Mevadi Pulao, Dry Fruit Batata and Dal Batti Churma.



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What’s  Glynda Alves talks to Vikas Khanna, the new face of Twist of Taste, to find out what we can expect from the show, who he would invite for dinner and how he impresses a woman…



fter the success of two seasons of Twist of Taste with Vineet Bhatia, FOX Traveller is back with a fresh new season of the popular show. This year, Vikas Khanna will travel to India’s costal line to transform Indian flavours to more exciting proportions. Vikas is an award winning, Michelin Starred Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker and humanitarian. Vikas was awarded a Michelin Star for his restaurant, Junoon, by Michelin Guide. He was also was honoured with the Rising Star Chef Award by Star Chefs for his role in shaping the future of American cuisine. And ahem, ahem… Vikas was also voted "New York's Hottest Chef" in a poll conducted by Eater in 2010 and 2011 and also by Men’s Health Magazine! Vikas was also featured in the Top Sexy and Successful list of Anokhi Magazine in their 5th Anniversary Issue. Metro New York featured Vikas as Hottest Chef Around and People Magazine has honoured him to the Sexiest Man Alive in 2011 and 2012. Phew! Let’s see what this hot chef has to say… Are you excited to be part of Twist of Taste: Season III? Super duper excited! I think it’s a great form of cooking when you are inspired by classics or simplicity. What can viewers expect from the show? There is a lot of travel, exotic dishes and great food heroes. And of course, interesting twists. Tell us about the Food Makeover segment? The show is divided into two travel segments where I go out on location and try a new interesting dish and then create a unique twist in my kitchen. How did you develop a passion for cooking? I grew up in Amritsar where I learnt to cook in my grandmother's kitchen and at the Golden Temple. I could connect to food at a deeper level and decided to live my whole life with it. What was your career defining moment? When I was called by Chef Gordon Ramsay to work with him for Kitchen Nightmares. It was my first time on TV and he was really encouraging. What’s your favourite to make? I love making simple daals.


What dish do you think is overrated? Chicken Tikka Masala. I love it, but there is so much more to Indian food than that! Which are your favourite restaurants in Mumbai? My god! There are so many that I had to write a book on it titled Savor Mumbai!


Which dish do you think is underrated? Phulkas. Which cuisine would you name your favourite? Indian, of course. But I love every cuisine equally. Which country is the most forward when it comes to food? America, Australia and Spain. Which six people would you invite to dinner? And what would you make? Mom, Papa, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, HH the Dalai Lama and Petite Phillips. I would cook simple, homemade Indian food. What’s always in your fridge? Fruit and yogurt. What meal would you cook to impress a woman? Depends what you like. Before choosing what to cook, I would respect her thoughts and beliefs. Is a way to a woman’s heart through her stomach too? Yes, of course. We are all human and we refer to food as something that nourishes us and gives us security and comfort. It’s truly the only way to the heart after mutual respect. Finally, how do you like being a sex symbol considering you’re often called The Hottest Chef of America? (Laughs) I think my cuisine is sexy and I get tagged along. I don’t get distracted by all this. I personally think Indian food is hot. *Catch Twist of Taste: Season III every Monday & Tuesday night @ 9:30pm only on FOX Traveller

>> Vikas Khanna will travel to India’s coastal line to transform Indian ‘coastal’ flavours to more exciting proportions

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A futuristic film where time travel is invented, but is illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target thirty years into the past where a "looper" a hired gun, like Joe, is waiting to mop up. Joe gets rich and life is good...until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self for assassination. Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph GordonLevitt, Emily Blunt, HBO, 9 p.m.



 Bollywood’s new finds, the handsome actor Sidharth Malhotra and the chirpy actress Parineeti Chopra talk about their upcoming film with the show’s host and film critic Anupama Chopra. Star World, 8.30 p.m.


 FUTURE WEAPONS reveals the latest incredible range of weapons developed using state-of-the-art science and technology. Discover y Science, 10 p.m.


 There can only be one winner. In a supreme test of endurance, skill and courage, six men journey to the most remote parts of the world to live with indigenous peoples, to train with them and to take part in their ancient sporting festivals. They are some of the toughest events in the world. From wrestling deep in the Amazonian rainforest to bullock racing in India and pig fighting on the Nicobar Islands, the six must play by local rules. But their experiences are much more than a sporting challenge; the adventurers enter the very heart of local societies, becoming part of them and performing all the rites and rituals, however dan-


The Front Row with Anupama Chopra, Star World, 8.30 p.m.

gerous they may be. Do they have what it takes to gain the respect of the tribe, to really become one of them? D iscover y, 10 p.m.


 Mayank who is unable to wriggle out of Charu’s trap agrees to spend the ‘Suhaag Raat’ with Charu. Meanwhile, Gunjan, who has been pretty suspicious of Charu has been trailing her actions. Will Gunjan be able to help Mayank get out of the situation and expose Charu’s truth in front of the entire house? Zee T V, 7.30 p.m.


 Koki blames Gopi for Meera's loss. Koki declares that it is Gopi's biggest mistake. What step will Koki take against Gopi? Star Plus, 7 p.m.


 Jackie Chan plays an ex-singer-turned-fortune-hunter, who's ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil cult. Her finace, an old friend of Jackie's, turns to him for help - as the kidnappers intended... lots of cooool, Jackie style action and laughs. Star Movies, 9 p.m.


 Arun Prajapati (Salman Khan) has been trying to be a successful TV anchor, but success has always eluded him. He blames God (Amitabh Bachchan) for this lack of success. Arun is head over heels in love with Aaliya Khanna (Priyanka Chopra), who is a TV anchor and a well-known star working in the same channel, but he has never been able to express his love for her. Zee Ci nema, 8.30 p.m .


 On the night of her wedding, Justine is struggling to be happy even though it should be the happiest day of her life. It was an extravagant wedding paid for by her sister and brother-inlaw who are trying to keep the bride and all the guests in-line. Meanwhile, Melancholia, a blue planet, is hurtling towards the Earth. Claire, Justine’s sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster. Zee Studi o, 7.50 p.m.


 Radha and Suraj have been friends since childhood. Gopal has been in love with Radha ever since they spent a few years together as kids. Years later, Gopal's guardian proposes to Radha a marriage with Gopal, and she accepts. She finds a loving husband in Gopal, and also grows to love him. But Gopal thinks that Radha is spending too much time with Suraj, and starts to suspect them, so much so that he asks Radha to leave the house. After Radha leaves the house, she receives a divorce notice from Gopal, which tears her heart apart. When Suraj and her brother, Prashant, find out about the divorce notice, they offer to go and talk to Gopal, but Radha does not permit this. Suraj then telephones Gopal and asks to meet him alone, Gopal agrees to meet him, and carries a loaded gun to this meeting. Fil my, 9 p.m .


 Peter Parker has finally managed to piece together the oncebroken parts of his life, maintaining a balance between his relationship with Mary-Jane and his responsibility as Spider-Man. But more challenges arise for our young hero. Peter's old friend Harry Obsourne has set out for revenge against Peter; taking up the mantle of his late father's persona as The New Goblin, and Peter must also capture Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, who has been transformed into his toughest foe yet, the Sandman. All

Armour of God II, Star Movies, 9 p.m.

hope seems lost when suddenly Peter's suit turns jet-black and greatly amplifies his powers. But it also begins to greatly amplify the much darker qualities of Peter's personality that he begins to lose himself to. Pi x, 9 p.m.


 Shangkuan I-yun has developed the deadly eagle claw style to devastating effect on the follower of the Snake Fist technique, killing all except the group's dithering leader Pai Chang-tien. When harried orphan Chien Fu saves Pai's life, the master teaches the youth some of the finer points of the Snake Fist style. When Chien nurses Pai back to health following an ambush by two of Shangkuan's followers, Pai teaches the lad everything he knows. Later, Chien watches with amazement as his pet cat kills a cobra, giving him the beginning of a new deadlier technique that eventually defeats the evil Shangkuan. This film helped created Jackie Chan's winning screen persona as a putupon everyman and kung-fu comedian. M ax, 9 p.m.


 The cultural clash between traditional-orthodox-India and modern-urban-India. The collision of two cultures creates havoc in the beginning but finds a peaceful co-existence, at the end. An orthodox boy from the holy city of Banaras, is forced to stay with a chorus dancer in Bombay... The film does the journey of these two opposite personalities and how, after the initial phase of rejection, they find each others place in their respective lives. B4U, 9 p.m.

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Britain’s Next Top Model NCIS Maximum Exposure The X Factor USA 90210 30 Minute Meals Maximum Exposure 30 Minute Meals Rules of Engagement Chaos Life Unexpected NCIS


CID Ekk Nayi Pehchaan Main Nayi Pehnchaan CID Crime Patrol Main Naa Boolungi Ek Nayi Pehnchaan Nandini Jee Le Zara CID Crime Patrol: Dastak


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News in Marathi Jini Ani Mini Sukh Pahata Lochani Tiwalya Bawalya Kalpataru News in Marathi Indradhanushi Pimpalpan Suvarnskshan Krishi Darshan Swastha Bharat News in Marathi Dail 100 Krishna Kathacha Katha News Samachar Pavitra Bandhan-Do


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Rangrasiya, Colors, 9.30 p.m.


P.M. 2.00 Best of Savdhaaan India 7.30 Gustakh Dil 8.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 8.30 Ek Boond Ishq 9.00 Tumhari Paakhi 10.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savdhaan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 7.00

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Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Rangrasiya Beintehaa Madhubala Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki Bani – Ishq da Kalma Comedy Nights with Kapil Sanskaar: Dharohar Apnon Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Beintehaa Rangrasiya Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Balika Vadhu


P.M 2.00 Firangi Bahu 2.30 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 3.00 Shriman Shrimati: Film. Sanjeev Kumar 6.00 Rishton Ke Bhanwar Mein Jljhi Niyati 6.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti 7.30 Firangi Bahu 8.00 Haunted Nights: Kaun

Sab Ke Satrangi Parivaar Awards 2014, SAB TV, 9 p.m.


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Be The Creature Predator’s Prey Natural Born Hunters Wildest Latin America Animal Planet’s Most Outrageous AP Safari: Running Strategies Animal Strategies Wild Planet Be The Creature Predator’s Prey Natural Born Hunters River Monsters


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Boston Legal Castle Suburgatory Two And A Half Men Boston Legal Castle Koffee with Karan Suburgatory The Front Row with Anupama Chopra 9.00 Boston Legal 11.00 Castle

 In tonight’s episode, we see Paro reaches her house but is unsure of stepping inside. Further, Rudra is shocked to find Paro again in his house. He wonders what made her come back. Color s, 9.30 p.m.



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 Join Steve Backshall and Barney Harwood in NATURAL BORN HUNTERS, as they commentate on a bat, golden eagle and hammerhead shark as they go head to head in a race to eat. Observe these amazing animals as they each use their individual uperpowers to catch their prey. A ni mal Pl anet, 10.30 p.m.



Dilon Ka 9.00 Dil Jo Keh Na Saka 9.30 Saraswatichandra 10.00 AN JAAN A AN JAAN I: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan

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P.M. 2.00 Cricket Fillers 2.05 KFC T20 International 2014 2nd T20 5.30 Jai Ho 6.00 Siwtch Hit 6.30 Hockey India League 14 h/ls 7.00 Star Power 7.55 Hockey India League 2014 Delhi Waveriders vs Jaypee 10.30 Masterclass: Akram 11.00 Star Power


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Baadshah: Shah Rukh Khan Jungle: Fardeen Khan Dhadkan: Akshay Kumar Pappu Can’t Dance Saala: Vinay Pathak

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I agree there is corruption...I won't say it got worse. Corruption has been magnified...We are now looking at policy decisions on which there can be debate as instances of corruption and since these have been magnified by some constitutional authorities, there is a widespread perception that corruption has become worse.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram

Currency Markets Do Not Contribute To Rupee Volatility, Says NSE By A Business Reporter


Markets Slide Further

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Friday (January 31, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell substantially on Thursday (January 30, 2014) a net 46.55 points (0.76%) and closed at the 6073 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 6067 points level. It then declined further and turned into a range bound movement until 2.30 p.m. The index then declined sharply and registered the day’s low at the 6027 points level at 2.49 p.m. It then rose sharply and then registered the day’s high at the 6082 points level at 3.28 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty declined for the fifth consecutive session, moved in a range of 56 points and closed below the psychologically important 6100 points level, which is also the lowest level since November 2013. Sentiment was bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 35 were gainers, 14 were losers while 1 remained unchanged. Substantial buying was witnessed in consumer durables, while heavy selling was seen in banking, realty and metal stocks.

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

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 352 were gainers, 1086 were losers and 46 remained unchanged.

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a doji pattern. This indicates indecisiveness amongst investors. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. However, the index is below its 5, 15 and 25 days moving averages and all the three averages are declining. Further, the velocity parameters too are negatively trended. All these indicate a negative bias and the possibility of a further decline unfolding. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 35.51%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues).

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 30 level but is now declining (negative if it continues). MACD Indicator: The MACD is below zero and is declining (negative if it continues). It is below its 9-day Average (negative).

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5958 points level. The next support is at the 5877 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6372 points level. The next resistance is at the 6424 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 = 6061 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6040. Support (2) = 6006. Resistance (1) = 6095. Resistance (2) = 6117.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the –DI line and both lines are diverging (negative if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is falling, which indicates that the present down trend is increasing in strength. MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 6144) Negative. Is below its 15-day average (at 6240) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 6238) Negative. Is above its 200-day average (at 5968) Positive.

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ndia is a globalised economy. The policy decisions in the US, European Union and other emerging nations have bearing on the Indian economy as well. The gradually recovering US economy has threatened to taper its quantitative easing programme thereby causing flow of foreign capital from emerging markets to the US”, said Deepa Aggarwal, Head ,Corporates and Insurance Companies Business Development, National Stock Exchange of India during a seminar on “Currency Hedging and SME Listing at the Exchange” organized by All India Association of Industries, MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai in association with National Stock Exchange of India Limited. Enumerating on the consequences of the outflow of foreign capital from India Aggarwal said that the Rupee rapidly depreciated following announcements by the Fed to taper quantitative easing.

However, it was the formal currency markets that were blamed for generating volatility in the Rupee. Aggarwal clarified that currency markets merely offer a formal trading platform for hedging currency risk. Before the existence of currency markets trading in currency forwards had limited transparency on pricing. Also, individual proprietors, exporters and MSMEs did not have access to currency markets. Currency Futures and Options are an asset class available to all with Price Transparency as an effective instrument to hedge against volatile currency movements. As per the SEBI rule currency futures trading is permitted in standardized contracts of USD/INR, EUR/INR, GBP/INR and JPY/INR while currency options may be traded in USD/INR. Also, Ms. Aggarwal updated the audience of the recently launched NSE Bond Futures which is an effective hedge against interest rate uncertainty.

CCI Orders Investigation Against Western Coalfields, Coal India By A Business Reporter


n yet another action against Coal India Ltd, the Competition Commission has ordered fresh probe into the state-run miner and its subsidiary for alleged abuse of dominant market position in fuel supplies. The probe would also look into the role of executives who were in-charge of business if violations of competition norms are found. The move comes less than two months after Competition Commission of India slapped Rs 1,773 crore penalty on CIL for unfair business ways. CCI had ordered another investigation against the miner in December. Holding that there is a “prima facie” case, the fair trade watchdog has directed the Director General - its investigation arm - to probe the matter. The investigation has been ordered against Western Coalfields Ltd and Coal India. CCI said: “In case, DG finds that the Opposite Parties (OPs) have acted in contravention of the provisions of Act, it shall also investigate the

role of the persons who at the time of such contravention were incharge of and responsible for the conduct of the business of the company so as to fix responsibility of such persons under section 48 of the Act.” Those persons would also be given an opportunity to explain their stance. The latest order, dated January 22 but released today, follows a complaint filed by Wardha Power Company, which operates a 540 MW plant at Warora, Maharashtra. “The informant is aggrieved by the various clauses of the FSAs as well as acts and omissions of the OPs thereunder. It has alleged the abusive conduct of the OPs on the basis of legal, regulatory and the policy regime in the entire area of production and distribution of coal in India,” CCI noted. It is pertinent to mention that the Commission had ordered investigations against Coal India and its subsidiaries for their alleged anti-competitive conduct in similar cases earlier, CCI added.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on Godrej Properties CMP: Rs. 155 Target Rs. 240

Anand Rathi calls a ‘Buy’ on ICICI Bank CMP: Rs. 975 Target Rs. 1310

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Corporate Investments In Stand Still Mode? NEWS FLASH



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Over 67% Corporates delaying major investment decisions

By A Business Reporter


wing to the uncertainty about the unfolding political direction and about stability of the government,an overwhelming sixty-seven percent of the potential corporate investors would like to wait and watch till the general elections due in the next few months. This was revealed by a recent Assocham survey on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Policy, Political concerns driving business Anxietyâ&#x20AC;?, with responses of over 1200 senior functionaries of India Inc which found that 67% of potential investors have put their investment plans on hold for now, while a further 8% are exploring the possibility of investing offshore rather than in India. Only a mere 2% are contemplating selling their businesses for a variety of reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no doubt that businesses hubs are waiting for elections to bring stability and clarity on the future direction of our countryâ&#x20AC;? said Secretary General D S Rawat of Assocham., adding that â&#x20AC;&#x153; this is possibly one of the core reasons for the delays in private business investment decisions that have been observed in the recent quarterâ&#x20AC;?.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The economic slowdown is still extremely burdensome on the Indian economy and additional local pressures are not helping at all. The embattled Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) region continues to directly impact on local business expansion, while service delivery concerns and political uncertainty persistently lash organizational growth,â&#x20AC;? points out the survey. However, Despite shorter-term investment uncertainty the business retains an optimistic view about the medium to long-term. The economic situation in 2014-15 is projected to be improving in any case. Some 23 per cent of executives covered in the survey stated that they were optimistic about business prospects in India over the next 12 months. As for the foreign investors, particularly in the politically-sensitive areas like multi- brand retail, it said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Foreign retailers like Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are unlikely to enter the supermarket business in India before the 2014 general elections even though the government has partly addressed their concerns and relaxed the normsâ&#x20AC;?, adds the survey.

In the case of multi-brand retail, the concerns also revolve the specific political stand of the state governments as well since the trade is a state subject. Most of the states have expressed their opposition to the FDI in multi-brand retail, excepting largely the congress-ruled states. Such prospects increased after the results of the recent assembly elections and strong emergence of the Aam Admi Party (AAP). The industry would need a big push from the new government in terms of reviving manufacturing and investment in the big ticket infrastructure projects requiring large scale financial debtâ&#x20AC;ŚHowever, only a stable government will be able to come out with a credible blueprint,â&#x20AC;? It said â&#x20AC;&#x153;on several issues like corporate debt restructuring, easing of environment rules, allocation of natural resources, the new government will have to take decisions since delays and rigid attitude has already cost much in terms of loss of economic opportunities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the corporate India wants a transparent and clean government, the over- zealousness to â&#x20AC;&#x153;clean up the systemâ&#x20AC;? may lead to policy hold up,â&#x20AC;? added the report.

Auto Sector Pins Hope On Expo To Reignite Demand, Push Sales By A Business Reporter


mid economic slowdown, Auto Expo, the biggest spectacle in the Indian automobile sector, will begin next week with the industry hoping for a re-ignition of demand through the show which will see 70 new unveils. Unlike in the past, the 12th edition of Auto Expo will be split into two due to space constraints, with the motor show being held at

Greater Noida and auto components exhibition at the traditional venue of Pragati Maidan during February 5-11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is pent-up demand, but consumers are delaying purchases because of factors like lesser income, high interest rates and inflation. We are hoping that this Auto Expo will draw them out to trigger demand, although the revival in the

automobile market is unlikely unless there is a revival of economic growth,â&#x20AC;? SIAM President Vikram Kirloskar told reporters yesterday. During the expo, co-organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), there will be 70 new unveilings. Of these, 26 will be global models. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moreover, 15 global cars will be unveiled during the show...,â&#x20AC;? Kirloskar said. The Indian auto industry has been reeling under a prolonged slowdown, with annual car sales having declined for the first time in 11 years in 2013, posting a 9.59 per cent dip. On the splitting of the show into two, he said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Though we would have liked to have the event at a single venue, the paucity of space has led us to have two different venues for auto and component makers. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the idea of having the event at two separate places.â&#x20AC;? He, however, evinced hope that the government would look into the issue of providing adequate space so that in future the event could be held at a single venue. The organisers ruled out the possibility of moving the show from Delhi-NCR saying the expo has been globally identified with the Capital, which is also the biggest market for cars along with the adjoining regions of Gurgaon and Noida. SIAM Director General Vishnu

Mathur said a total of about 5.40 lakh people were expected to visit. At the last expo in 2012, an estimated 7 lakh people had visited the expo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect around one lakh footfalls per day on the public days between February 7-11 at Greater Noida for the motor show. At the component show at Pragati Maidan, we expect 10,000 people per day,â&#x20AC;? Mathur said.

BUSINESS BRIEFS EGoM Clears 10% Stake Sale In Engineers India

A ministerial panel on disinvestment yesterday approved the sale of a 10% stake in Engineers India through a follow-on public offer (FPO) by the government, which may fetch the exchequer Rs 500 crore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;EGoM has decided to clear the FPO of EIL. Ten per cent equity will be divested through an FPO. We are looking at around close to Rs 500 crore,â&#x20AC;? Disinvestment Secretary Ravi Mathur told reporters here. The Department of Disinvestment has already held overseas roadshows to attract foreign investors to the EIL stake sale.

SBI Raises Over Rs 7,000 Cr In Share Sale Via QIP

Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest lender State Bank of India has raised over Rs 7,000 cr in a mega share sale programme launched through a qualified institutional placement, largely aided by the LIC. A source well versed with the development said the bank has completely met its capital needs for this fiscal as well as the next fiscal, with this issue. The bank which has the board mandate to raise up to Rs 9,500 cr, also has the option to raise the same in multiple tranches. On the role of LIC in the bids, the source said the Corporation has put in the maximum bid in the current share sale programme, but noted that LIC has been one of its largest investors.

CCEA Fails To Take Up Issue Of Coal Blocks

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs yesterday did not take up the issue of 61 coal blocks alloted to private companies such as Tata Steel, JSPL and Hindalco, which have been unable to develop the mines within the stipulated time frame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It (the agenda for modification in directions of the CCEA taken on January 13 pertaining to 61 blocks) has not been taken up for discussion,â&#x20AC;? Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters after the meeting.

Videocon d2h Achieves 10 Mn Connections

Videocon d2h, Asiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Promising Brand & Fastest Growing DTH Service has crossed 10 mn connections. The youngest & latest entrant in the DTH industry went pan India in 2010 and has grown tremendously in the last 4 years. Videocon d2h credits this growth and popularity of the brand to the wide range of channels and services, high definition services and impeccable focus on customer service & satisfaction.

AEPC Asks RBI To Provide Credit At Affordable Rates

Apex body of apparel exporters AEPC yesterday expressed serious concerns over the recent hike in key lending rates by the RBI and asked the central bank to provide credit at affordable rates to the sector. Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC) asked the government and the RBI to provide credit at a flat rate of 7.5% and put the segment under priority sector lending.

IT Industry Needs To Reach Out, Says NASSCOM

The IT industry needs to reach out to the domestic market and achieve the transformation which the nation requires, NASSCOM President R Chandrashekar has said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to reach out to the people in domestic market and achieve the transformation which the nation requires. Only through technologies will we get services which are accessible, convenient and affordable,â&#x20AC;? the NASSCOM chief said in his address at the National eGovernance conference.


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Isn’t the subject very bold and controversial? Yes. The team of 'Ya Rab' has organised a special screening for various maulanas with the objective of ensuring that the content is apt and doesn't defame the Islamic commandments. The censors were initially a little perturbed, but cleared the film with a few cuts.

says Hasnain Hyderabadwala, as he talks to Sandeep Hattangadi about his most ambitious issue-based film which is about to release

What made you decide to go solo into direction? My friend and co-director Raksha Mistry has gone overseas for some time and I always wanted to get into directing on an independent basis. With the blessings and encouragement of my mentor mahesh bhatt – who is one of the co-producers and distributors of the film, I was able to make ‘Ya Rab’. What is the film all about? The film deals with the Muslim com-

munity and revolves around facts from the Koran. It takes a bold turn by depicting Muslims whose only aim is to correct those who misinterpret the Koran and its teachings. 'Ya Rab' will show people educating others and teaching them to refrain from using Islam as a means of spreading violence and terrorism in the world. The basic idea of the film is to show how so far, Islam has been used as a tool to propagate terrorism, whereas the holy book – The Koran – does not approve of terrorism in any way at all.


Nikhil shocked over Tamil ‘D-Day’

ikhil Advani's popular thriller 'D-Day' received rave reviews from critics, and Rishi Kapoor also bagged several awards for his brilliant role as the villain of the film. But the director was in for a shock when he realized that his film will be releasing in Tamil without acquiring his permission. When questioned by PTI about the Tamil version of 'D-Day' being released, the furious director confirmed it, saying, "I am shocked and disappointed to learn about the irresponsible way in which my film 'D-Day' is being released in Tamil. We have not been consulted by the exploitation rights holders on making alterations to the marketing material, and the Tamil version of the film being titled 'Dawood' is mischievous and misleading. We are examining the matter and may be forced to act legally." During the release of 'DDay', Nikhil had always maintained that the film is a fictional plot and bears no resemblance to the life of Dawood Ibrahim and now, with the misleading title given to the Tamil version, Nikhil is all set to take legal action against the makers. Rumours of Shruti Haasan being promoted as the face of the film also surfaced, and confirming the same and clearing the air about her involvement in the Tamil version of 'DDay', Shruti took to Twitter and stated, "I'm not associated with the Tamil version of d day- it is a matter under legal consideration at the moment."

Parineeti: The sentimental scientist By Chaitanya Padukone

ter, I had a blast shooting for the movie. My fans will see me in a ith her spontaneous, spunky, different Gujju-girl avataar,” says award-worthy performance in the chirpy Parineeti. ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’, Parineeti The 'HTP' script initially has Chopra, whose ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ hero Siddharth Malhotra falling is releasing shortly, has proved that in love with Parineeti’s sibling she is a Bollywood actress who can played by Adah Sharma. But in be 'banked' on. The exuberant a calculated bid to impress model-actress is upbeat about her Adah, Siddharth is unwittingly latest movie ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ drawn to Parineeti, despite her (HTP) co-produced by Karan Johar weird antics. and Anurag Kashyap, in which she So, how did the ‘Ishaqzaade’ has apparently tried to conjure a girl manage to hit it off so well histrionic take-off on cousin with the rather reserved SidPriyanka Chopra’s memorable per- dharth? “Sid is not an informance in ‘Barfi’. Counters Pari- trovert. He is calm and a neeti, “Although it’s a musical workaholic, but lively as rom-com triangle, my role is of a well. Besides sharing crequirky scientist called Meeta who ative inputs, he also suphas her screen-graph full of twists ported me whene my scene and turns, but is not a differently did not going well . That’s how abled person. Believe me, even after our proactive on screen-chemdiligent preparation for my charac- istry is evident,” laughs Parineeti.


Hasnain Hyderabadwala with Mahesh Bhatt

What are the credits of the film? The film stars Vikram Singh and Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan in lead roles along with Akhilendra Mishra and Manzar Sahbai of 'Bol'. The female lead is Jammu actress Arjummam Mughal, while the action is by Abbas Ali Moghul, and the writers are Ikram Akhtar and Sanjay Masoom.

Work in progress: Abhishek Bachchan By Rajesh V. Gaur & Suneel V. Gaur

that Abhishek enjoyed a money spinner called 'Bol Bachchan'. While his big budget films like 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se' and 'Raavan' were expected to place him in the big league, they took him further away from stardom. However, Abhishek is in no hurry to blow away the hard earned success of 'Dhoom 3' by signing films in a hurry. This is why the only film which he is currently working on is 'Happy New Year'. Though one may feel that the industry has not given him his due, Abhishek says that people have been kind to him. "I think I have been given too much due. People consider me a much better actor than actually I am...I have a lot more to do. They are too kind to me," says the modest actor. After more than a decade in the business he still considers himself “work in progress.” Abhishek admits, that to many in the audience, his best may not be good enough, and is willing to spend sleepless nights to change that view. “So far, people have been supportive,” he says. For that, he thanks his stars, both the ones in the sky and the ones at home.


bhishek Bachchan, who made his debut with J. P. Dutta’s 'Refugee' (2000), celebrates his birthday on February 5. Despite the fact that the number of his unsuccessful films far outweigh the successful ones, he finally proved his mettle with his first commercial hit, 'Dhoom' (2004). The following year, Abhishek churned out three hits, 'Bunty Aur Babli', 'Sarkar' and 'Dus'. 'Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna' (2006) became the highest grossing film that year, while 'Dhoom 2' (2006) did fairly well at the box-office. Although 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' didn't do well, 'Guru' (2007), got him accolades. In 2008, 'Dostana' did well at the box-office and in 2009, 'Paa' – produced by his production company, AB Corp. Ltd. – fared well too. His flop films in 2010 failed to attract audiences, pushing him into near oblivion. It was four years after 'Dostana'

My strength is writing and direction: Farhan


ctor Farhan Akhtar says that though he is presently enjoying acting, his real potential lies in writing and directing films. Before venturing into acting, Farhan, 40, directed, produced and wrote films. "I wanted to be associated with films. My strengths were writing and direction. When I did 'Dil Chahta Hai', 'Lakshya' and 'Don', I was working closely with actors and felt that I should try my hand at acting," said Farhan to PTI while promoting his film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. "I am happy to be acting. I am thankful to the audience for the acceptance and support they have shown me over the years," he said. Post the success of 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', Farhan is grateful for the change in the perception about him. “If people have an anticipation from my films, it reminds me to stay focused and make the right choices,” he said. It encourages me further," said Farhan.

SOMETHING LIKE THE TRUTH N Afternoon Despatch & Courier


ext week, the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films will commence, and from February 3-6, film lovers will get to the best selection under these genres from India and the world.

minders or starry airs. Around 50 countries send in entries every year and the selection committees have a tough time picking entries. At the 2104 MIFF, an added attraction is Good Pitch, that “brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policy makers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.” How Good Pitch works is that “each filmmaking teams has just seven minutes to pitch their film and associated outreach campaign. Afterwards the moderator leads a feedback session Deepa Gahlot from participants around the roundtable and from the floor. A Started in 1990, biennial festival good pitch will lead to new is organised by the Films Division, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan inaugurating the 12th edition (2012) sources of funding, and access to its team working silently behind of the Mumbai International Film Festival. (File pic) mass membership, research and the scenes, demanding and getexperts, archives and lobbying,” ting very little media attention, un- supporting causes that the comMIFF has become one of the according to information on their like its feature film counterpart in mercially-inclined mainstream most important film festivals in website. It’s a marvellous way to Goa, that is now more about glam- film industry seldom looks at. the world and gives out attractive connect and India becoming a our and less about cinema. Over the last few years, of cash prizes along with the conch- part of the Good Pitch proThe community of documen- course, anybody with a camera shaped trophy. gramme is exciting new for filmtary filmmakers – and though and editing software on the home Along with a Competition Sec- makers. there is animation and short fic- computer can make a film, but tion, MIFF has retrospectives, All in all, an informative, edtion included, trhe highlight of there is something that distin- seminars, workshops and open ucative, mentally stimulating MIFF are it documenties—also guishes a film from mere re- forum discussions. It’s a great week awaits those who make it gets little recognition, but works portage—creative use of the place to watch films and interact to MIFF 2014. earnestly to bring out stories and medium and a point of view. with people, since nobody has


Rivals spreading rumours about Arjun Rampal’s club LAP?

Madhuri learnt martial arts for ‘Gulaab Gang’ T


few days ago it was reported that Arjun Rampal's nightclub LAP, which is situated in a five star hotel in Delhi, has run into legal trouble as he has defaulted on payment of rent and owes dues to the tune of about Rs.2 crore. However, sources close to the actor have refuted the rumours. Insiders claim that the nightclub is doing extremely well and the actor is now planning to venture into foreign shores as well. Rampal has been aggressively planning to foray in Singapore, Dubai and London. In the midst of all the planning and chaos, there seems to be a certain rival who is not quite happy with the actor's success and is spreading baseless rumours about Arjun not agreeing to pay dues to Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which runs Hotel Samrat, where the premier club is located. When contacted, our source, a close friend of the actor, said, “LAP has been running successfully for over four years now. It is sad to see people stoop so low, trying to bring down someone who is not only doing good business, but setting higher standards for others.”

he makers of 'Gulaab Gang' recently released the trailer of the film and its leading lady Madhuri Dixit can be seen doing some high-octane action sequences in it. The man behind these stunts, Kanishka Sharma, who has choreographed Madhuri's action sequences in 'Gulaab Gang,' has revealed that she underwent strenuous training for the film. Kanishka says, “The brief given to me by director Soumik Sen was to design the stunts in a manner that they look both aesthetic as well as realistic. It couldn't be as gritty as 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon', neither could it be as suave as the 'The Matrix'.”' '”I was taken aback by Mad-



BOLLY BRIEFS Salman Khan thanks fans for watching ‘Jai Ho’

THOUGH Salman Khan's latest release 'Jai Ho' has not fared that well at the box-office, it didn't stop the actor from thanking fans who went to the theatres and saw the film. Taking to Twitter Khan wrote, ''Thank u to all the fans who have seen JAI HO n liked it , I totally appreciate it guys. U been wonderful. God bless.'' 'Jai Ho', which also stars Daisy Shah, Tabu, Sana Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Genelia D'Souza, Ashmit Patel and Mohnish Behl among others, has raked in a total of Rs.77.48 cr net in five days.

Manoj Bajpayee will act in Tigmanshu’s next

‘MILAN Talkies’ is now on the back burner. Inspired by Guru Dutt, Tigmanshu Dhulia has now launched a film on friendship, loyalty and unconditional love. The immortal song Bichde sabhi baari baari from Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa' is now the title of Tigmanshu Dhulia's next film. Revealing details of his next project Tigmanshu Dhulia says, 'Bichde Sabhi Baari Baari' is the story of two friends and the ups and downs in their relationship spanning 35 years. It starts in 1979 and ends in 2014." Manoj Bajpayee plays one of the friends. The other is yet to be cast. Manoj and Tigmanshu started their careers together in Shekhar Kapoor's 'Bandit Queen' where Manoj played a small role while Tigmanshu served as the casting director.

huri's agility and her pitch-perfect timing! I extensively trained Madhuri for a month in Shaolin Kung Fu, besides stick training, Shaolin joint locking, Kali knife, short stick and of course, close combat” he further adds. “I remember a scene where Madhuri had to twist a man's arm and kick him hard. I rehearsed with her for a few hours before the shot, but was a little apprehensive. Later, I was shocked at how comfortably she pulled it off. She makes all my otherwise tiring action look effortless on screen!” says Kanishka. Directed by Soumik Sen, 'Gulaab Gang' is slated to release on March 7.

The curious case of Sunny Leone’s missing lingerie

‘One by Two’ relies on word of mouth

Sarah Jane Dias excited to play solo lead in ‘O Teri’


ore than a year after 'Chakravyuh', Abhay Deol would be seen in a lead role in 'One by Two' (though he had a supporting part to play in 'Raanjhanaa'). In fact his last solo hero film was 'Aisha' that was released way back in 2010. Now that he is also turning a producer with 'One by Two', the film holds all the more importance for Abhay who picks and chooses his assignments quite selectively. The film has an advantage of being a solo release of the week. It has been supported by some decent promotion as well.

ADULT entertainer-turnedBollywood actress Sunny Leone was in for a shock when her expensive lingerie went missing from the sets of 'Ragini MMS 2'. Sunny's expensive designer lingerie, which she had worn for a few scenes of the film, was stolen from the sets. Sunny is very picky about her lingerie and to maintain the continuity of the shoot the producers had to order the same product again online, which took a couple of days to deliver. Post this incident, security on the sets of the film was beefed up. Directed by Bhushan Patel, 'Ragini MMS 2' is slated to release on March 21.

However, its songs haven't quite found much reach, courtesy the mayhem that the film found itself in due to royalty issues, and hence delayed release of the soundtrack. Moreover, though the movie has managed to catch some eyeballs, last few weeks have been all about 'Jai Ho' due to which 'One by Two' had some massive competition to encounter in terms of its overall reach to the audience. All of this means that all would boil down to word of mouth for 'One by Two'.

SARAH Jane Dias, who'll be seen sharing screen space with Pulkit Samrat and Bilal Amrohi in upcoming film 'O Teri', is quite excited about playing the solo lead in the film. “It was really special to play a solo lead, to actually feel the strength of my character and when I went in for the dub I was really happy to see myself on screen for that long with that many dialogues,” she said at the trailer launch of the film.


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ACROSS: 6 Somewhat bitter pieces of journalism but brilliant in a small way (5) 7 He makes the headlines (7) 9 Dwelling on street with difficult ingress (9) 10 Be crazy with enthusiasm ! (4) 11 For an inventor a little education is no setback (6) 12 Commonplace use of a dry iron (8) 13 Where foreigners giving their views make a walk-out possible? (6,7) 16 Where it's always legal to be drinking? (2,3,3) 18 Like seabird at back of boat (6) 21 First person to notice drink (4) 22 Exhausted, it is obvious, by the bumpy ride (9) 23 Time passes so, as sleep is problematic (7) 24 Some priest to decide if you can regard as a god (5)

DOWN: 1 Sailor accustomed to being reviled (6) 2 Jack gets in cars - they're found on the Norwegian coast (6) 3 Such a speed is lower than we hear (8) 4 Given hot tips at the barbers? (6) 5 Show how Sheridan initially writes in Biblical style (8) 7 If people have time they will look after them (6,7) 8 Aware of rocky peak first in Canadian city (7) 13 Including a number doomed to be prepared for market (8) 14 Animal chained with difficulty (7) 15 A deep tin lies battered when the sea ebbs furthest (4,4)


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: Loaner




MATH PYRAMID 699 17 Idly read books in quaint bowers (6) 19 Do trip around without wanting to

move (6) 20 Not the best whiskey in the view of the Kremlin? (6)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 9 Sir Robert Peel, 10 Indents, 11 Adulate, 12 Niger, 13 Lady's maid, 15 Problematic, 19 Test cases, 22 Own up, 23 Colossi, 24 Unnerve, 25 Thought it over. DOWN: 1 Assignment, 2 Trade gap, 3 Bognor, 4 Vessel, 5 At random, 6 Get upset, 7 Alpaca, 8 Pine, 14 Disappears, 16 Occasion, 17 Lashings, 18 Congreve, 20 Salute, 21 Smutty, 22 Ornate, 23 Cuts.


ACROSS: 1. A-one 5. I smell _ __! (1,3) 6. "Ghosts" playwright 8. Beings in Evian 10. Circe's island 12. Palm leaves used for writing 13. Antibody fluids

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. Mai ___ cocktail 2. Kill __ __ killed (2,2) 3. Fettucine, e.g. 4. Boom boxes 7. Author ___ Donald Walsch 9. Burn 11. Botanist Gray


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


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

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MOON : Moon in Capricorn till 11.48 p.m. Venus direct TITHI : 1st Magh Shukla Paksha NAKSHATRA : Shravan RASHI : Makar (Capricorn) J.Kh. LUCKY COLOUR : Cream LUCKY NUMBER : 2

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: All projects that you have been handling independently will be concluded successfully, giving you immense satisfaction, along with financial rewards. These will lead to new opportunities coming your way. Employment-seekers will receive lucrative offers on salary-cum-commission basis. Business people and professionals will surge ahead in their career this year. Your health will be generally good. Personal life is full of happiness and charm. BABIES BORN TODAY: Healthy, medium height, good-looking and long lived. Intelligent, caring, will always speak up for the not so fortunate. Will make a good advisor and has the ability to adapt to any circumstance and make the best of it. Will have a good family life and enjoy success. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Intense work activity will take its toll. Keep your cool and control outbursts. You can earn more respect and confidence by being tolerant. Occupy yourself with day-to-day work as anything new you try could face snags. At leisure do something that you enjoy. The frosty atmosphere is something you are not used to but be tolerant for the sake of your beloved who has in the past stood through thick and thin with you.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Look forward to positive developments around. A repayment or news of some finance will make you feel very optimistic that business profits can now be increased. Cut down unnecessary expenditure, and tighten your budget on purchase of goods that you really don't need right now. In a marital relationship you may be feeling inhibited not because of your mate but more because you are not able to do what you want. Be patient.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You will have a favourable day at work. There will be a fresh work offer that holds promise of a steady growth in your career. In new projects, working independently will benefit you. Any legal disputes regarding an old project or partnerships will get resolved now. A new attraction may not be the staying kind. Try not to get too involved or you may get hurt later when things do not work out.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You may encounter a few hurdles at work. Don’t worry yourself unnecessarily. Try to relax; the situation will improve sooner than you think. If it is finances that you are worried about, your problems will soon be over. Meet new people and widen your horizons. Being a warm and likable person people are easily attracted to you. At a social gathering you will be the toast of the day.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You are likely to be offered a deal of great consequence on rather lucrative terms. But to execute the work you may initially have to seek a loan. Follow your own instincts and you will not go wrong. An issue regarding a dispute will be settled amicably. At home matters will be happy and congenial. You will buy something special for home and family.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Your self-confidence takes a beating and you may wonder if what you are doing is right. Changes usually bring about such a reaction. Accept what is happening and you will realize that it is not so bad after all. Paperwork for travel should be handled carefully. Reach out show how much you care to those that love you. An opportunity to spend a relaxed evening will prove rejuvenating.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Your ambition and perseverance will pay you rich dividends and earn you public fame and recognition. Financial matters will be very favorable and will add to your regular income and benefits through short-term projects or commission work. A change is not advised right now .An outing with friends or a close relative from out of town will be enjoyable though tiring. Romance will flower.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Heavy expenses are likely. You have to seek loan or withdraw from your savings. You will overcome your problems. An important task you were supposed to do this afternoon will slip your mind leading to some kind of an emergency towards the evening. You will be torn between work responsibility and your promise for an evening meeting with your beloved. Help from the unexpected is likely.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): The stresses at work and in your personal life continue to mount with hardly any let up. Do not take disagreements and disputes lightly for these could have far reaching consequences. You should try to remain unbiased, even if you feel some people unworthy of your association. Relationships whether romantic or family leave a lot to be desired. Old ties will be put to test and come out stronger eventually.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You can look forward to gains from unexpected sources. A work proposal that was withdrawn will be revived. The successful completion of this assignment will get you series of fresh contracts. An opportunity to spend a relaxed evening in the company of an old friend will prove rejuvenating. Try not to spoil things by discussing work.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): There will some good news regarding some gains coming your way. A long desired ambition could also get fulfilled. Those in the artistic or creative field will do very well. There is every reason for you to celebrate and you could meet some interesting people at such a get-together. You are popular in your circle of friends but where close relationships are concerned there remains a void and a feeling of emptiness.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Streamlining your work will help rather than working in a haphazard manner. Expect good news soon. You are trying to do too many things at the same time. Set yourself realistic goal and things will be within your grasp once you have found direction. In matters of the heart it is a good time step forward if you get a chance. You have been very patient with your love interest but now you may want to know where you stand.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4881 ACROSS: 1 True skin (6) 5 A ___ blanket : a gloomy person not allowing other's to enjoy? (3) 8 A small river fish (4) 9 It represents 50 per cent (4) 10 National ___ : "Jana Gana Mana...." (6) 11 One who engages in athletic activities, games etc. (9) 13 A bird like a heron (4) 15 Blow one's __ : lose control, esp. in rage or hysterically? (3) 16 A book (5) 17 Make a clean ___ of : win every possible prize in a competition,etc.? (5) 20 A highly valued thing or person - as in "he is a ___ of a friend"? (3) 22 ____ better : would find it wiser to? (3) 23 Challenged or defied (5) 24 Accepted customs (5) 26 ___ blood : ill-feeling? (3) 27 ___ off : reprimand or scold? (4) 28 Failed to perform a required act, like making payments in time, etc.? (9) 31 Serious, earnest (6) 32 A tightly packed bundle of cotton, etc. (4) 33 "Retired" in short? (4) 34 His wife was turned to salt, so says the good book? (3) 35 Teens; not the aged (6) DOWN: 1 Pertaining to the number 2 (6) 2 Loyal ____ : a faithful employee, in a way? (8) 3 "Side" anagram for fateful days? (4) 4 Collection of samples (7) 5 "I drew" anagram that's uncanny? (5) 6 In this or that way; therefore (4) 7 As ____as punch : very very happy? (7) 12 A liquid obtained from the fossil remains of animals that lived millions of years ago, or from plant (3) 14 A few, at least one or several? (4) 18 __ the appetite : make one more eager (4) 19 Convenience (8) 20 ___ of India : tourist spot in good old Bombay? (7)


SUDOKU 2067 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: V equals G

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

21 ___ Blaise : comic strip adventuress and heroine? (7) 24 A thickly growing or thick and tangled mass, as of hair or weeds (3) 25 Becomes one, forms harmonious com-

pound (6) 26 ___ out : utter thoughtlessly or tactlessly? (5) 29 Figure-skating jump (4) 30 As dead as a ___? (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Kist, 4 Binder, 8 Wow, 10 DCIV, 13 Rootless, 14 Someone, 15 Antler, 17 Readiness, 21 XVI, 22 Opt, 23 Zoo, 26 Aurobindo, 27 Occurs, 28 Magpies, 32 Exemplar, 34 York, 35 Ccl, 36 Pupate, 37 Wain. DOWN: 1 Kids, 2 Swim, 3 Horn, 5 In tens, 6 Dee, 7 Resort, 9 Woe, 11 Codex, 12 Verdi, 15 As to, 16 Leon, 18 Avec, 19 Nous, 20 EPR, 23 Zippy, 24 Odder, 25 Done up, 26 Armpit, 28 Mac, 29 Arco, 30 Iowa, 31 Skin, 33 EMP.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1886 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: A cult is a religion with no political power

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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: 16 average; 18 good; 20 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: faze, INFLUENZA, laze, zeal.





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By Chetan Narula


ELLINGTON: Their morale dented after losing the series, India would be desperate to salvage some lost pride by notching their maiden win on the tour when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer here today. The Men in Blue have lost much in the past two weeks, in lieu of a 3-0 series loss as also the climb-down from their number one ODI ranking. The visitors lost the first ODI in Napier by 24 runs, then went down in Hamilton by 15 runs, tied the third ODI in Auckland, but lost the fourth in Hamilton by seven wickets to squander the series. At the Westpac Stadium today then, they will be playing for more than just pride. A consolation win will mean that the series will end at 3-1 rather than 4-0, the latter a very embarrassing scoreline if it indeed comes to pass. Even so, victory will only restore so much respectability for the reigning world champions, considering how awfully wrong things have gone for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team ever since they stepped out of home in early December. In seven ODIs since, they are yet to win a single match, losing five and tying one (one no-result). If they indeed want to register their first win across all formats in nearly two months, they need to view this fifth ODI in singularity and not as part of the already lost contest. The fourth ODI at Seddon Park was a must-win game to keep the series alive, but India were not up to the mark. In a desperate bid to come back in the series, they made a plethora of changes, and most of them didn't work out as intended. If the Wellington ODI is

Indian skipper M S Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. considered a one-off match, then the team think-tank will be able to address the various issues that have arisen in the last two limited-overs series that they have played here, and in South Africa previously. There are many questions that need to be answered and as always it begins at the top. In his post-match comments, after the fourth ODI loss, Dhoni had stated the need to "rest players and allow them time to think about their game", thus justifying the double-dropping of Shikhar

Dhawan and Suresh Raina. Dhoni also highlighted the team management's decision to "keep playing Ajinkya Rahane in the middle order" and that "Virat Kohli's move up the order was only a one-off thing". But Dhawan might to the top spot given that this shuffle of the batting order misfired pretty badly. It will also be instigated by the fact that Rohit Sharma has finally found his bearings, converting a start into a crucial 79 runs in the last match. It could mean that Stuart Binny

would sit out after a none-toonoticeable debut outing, because Ambati Rayudu looked good in his cameo knock of 37 runs at number four. It was his first chance batting in an ODI since mid-2013. Suresh Raina has previously been given a very long rope and Dhoni has always stressed on the "need to learn from mistakes". In the bowling attack, Amit Mishra was seen warming up in the nets today, and could be a shoe-in to replace R Ashwin who has been offcolour recently.


We need to avoid panicking for positive results: Jadeja

By Chetan Narula

WELLINGTON: Eyeing a consolation win in the fifth and final one-dayer, Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja said his teammates need to avoid panicking to curb the "little errors" that have cost them the series against New Zealand. "It is just that we panic a bit and we have to reduce that percentage, those little errors. I don't think there is any major problem as to why we are not clicking in batting and bowling," said Jadeja, defending his teammates ahead of the fifth ODI here today. "We just need to avoid panicking and we can get positive results." Jadeja said the side is desperate to win the match to turn around its dismal tour so far. The Men in Blue have squandered the five-match series away 3-0, after losses in Napier and Hamilton (twice), whilst tying the ODI in Auckland. They need to win this match on Friday to avoid a 4-0 embarrassment. "We want to win. We will have to win to keep a good morale for the Test series and going forward on the tour," said Jadeja. "We have to be positive and give 100 percent for there is nothing left to think now. We know our calibre and our capability and we have already done it in the past, in overseas conditions as well. I don't think there is a big difference in what the two sides are doing at the moment. It is about small things. In oneday cricket, two-three overs can make a difference, if you concede extra runs or cannot score enough in that period. That is a problem for us and we have to avoid mistakes in such times," he added. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;4-0 WILL BE FANTASTICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elated after managing to "surprise" India with consistent performances, New Zealand allrounder Nathan McCullum today said his team will aim for a 4-0 result in the ongoing ODI series by going full throttle in the inconsequential fifth and final match here today. At the same time, McCullum stated that the hosts will be wary of a backlash in the final match ahead of the crucial two-Test series starting in Auckland on February 6. "I guess the Indian team has been surprised with how consistent we have been. But they have still played some fantastic cricket. We have just seen a great ODI series here and that's fantastic for one-day cricket and very exciting for international cricket," McCullum told reporters here.

Satish, Rahul shine as Karnataka take control of final H

Karnataka's Ganesh Satish celebrates his century against Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy final match in Hyderabad.

YDERABAD: Ganesh Satish slammed an unbeaten 117 and shared 216 runs with opener Lokesh Rahul (94 batting) as Karnataka took control of their Ranji Trophy summit clash against Maharashtra on the second day. After bundling out Maharashtra for 305, an addition of just 33 runs to their overnight 272 for five, in the first hour of the morning session today, Karnataka ended the second day on 230 for no loss in 68 overs. Karnataka are now only 75 runs behind their opponents with all their wickets intact. Everything, including luck, went in favour of Karnataka except that their opener Robin Uthappa retired hurt on 10 on team's score of 14 in the fifth over after being hit on the left elbow by a delivery from Samad Fallah. But the other opener Rahul and

one-down batsman Satish played some fine strokes and also capitalised on poor bowling and fielding by their opponents to place Karnataka in a strong position in the final match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Maharashtra bowlers toiled hard for two and half sessions on a pitch from which they did not get much purchase except in the first session during which they got some movement of the ball. They erred in line and length often and Rahul and Satish capitalised on them. Maharashtra's woes were compounded by their poor fielding, as both Rahul and Satish were dropped twice each. Satish was dropped when on six and 89, while Rahul got lives when he was yet to open his account and on 74. Despite the initial hiccups, which

saw Uthappa walking off the field, and themselves getting lives from butterfingered Maharashtra fielders, Satish and Rahul were never shy of playing strokes. Satish has hit 16 fours from the 207 balls he has faced so far, while Rahul has struck nine fours and a six from 189 balls. Maharashtra bowlers began promisingly as they got some movement of the ball as there was some moisture left on the pitch even after the first hour in the morning session. In the third over, Rahul was dropped off the bowling of Fallah in the eighth delivery he faced, though it was a tough chance. Harshad Khadiwale could get a hand on to the ball at gully but failed to get hold of it. Two overs later, Uthappa walked off the field after being hit on his left

elbow by a Fallah delivery and in the ninth over Maharashtra wicketkeeper grassed an edge from Satish, who was then on six, the unfortunate being Fallah again. Karnataka score was 28 for no loss then. Maharashtra had to pay for their fielding mistakes, even as Satish and Rahul grew in confidence in the second session and denied the opposition bowlers any success in the second and final sessions of the day. Satish and Rahul scored 83 (in 26 overs) and 104 runs (28 overs) in the last two sessions on what turned out to be a grinding day for the Maharashtra bowlers. Satish was again dropped on 89 just before drinks break in the final session but shrugged it off to reach his hundred five overs later with a four off offspinner Sangram Atitkar.


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IN BRIEF Dilip, Jayanti emerge victorious with fine efforts

MUMBAI: Dilip Aman with a throw of 9.85 metres won the shot put event convincingly in the men's veterans' category at the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana’s 29th Open Floodlit Annual Athletic Meet held at the WCG Sports Promotion Complex. Ranjit who came second with a throw 8.39 meters and Robert Pavery with a throw of 8.28 metres were no match for Dilip in the final. Chembur Track Masters showed their mastery and class with their dedicated athletes putting in their best efforts. There were two events of shot put – women’s veterans category and 50 metres run of the girls under – 6 category where all the three winning athletes were from this team. In the shot put event, Jayanti Devadiga’s throw of 6.34 metres earned her the coveted first position. Her teammates, Rupa Shetty (6.27 metres) and Lata Jain (6.17 meters) followed her to ensure that Chembur Track Masters took home all the honours. The other event of the 50 metres run in the girls under – 6, turned out to be a closely fought affair between the three runners of Chembur Track Masters.

Prakash Gaikwad & Shilpa Palnitkar of LIC get top billing

MUMBAI: State Champion & Shiv Chatrapati award winner Prakash Gaikwad (LIC) and State champion Shilpa Palnitkar (LIC) have been given top billing in the prestigious Sixth Maharashtra State Ranking Carrom Tournament 2014 which will be organised by Shivaji Park Gymkhana between February 1-3 at Shivaji Park Gymkhana.

AVI MUMBAI: Defending champions and hosts D.Y. Patil ‘A’ crashed to a sixwicket defeat against Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in a quarter-final encounter of the All India Dr. D.Y. Patil T20 Cup played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, Nerul on Wednesday. Indian Oil, Reliance-1 and ONGC are the other three teams who won their respective quarter-final matches to join BPCL in the semi-finals. BPCL medium pacers Saurabh Netravalkar (3 for 25) and Jaydev Unadkat (2 for 22) exploited the chinks in the home team’s batting to restrict them to just 121 runs for the loss of six wickets from their 20 overs. Saurabh Tiwari's 46 runs from 38 balls and Siddharth Chitnis 26 for 24 balls were the only batsmen to get some decent scores. The petroleum side faced little problems in chasing down the total. Uday Kaul struck 42 from 40 balls and skipper Suryakumar Yadav compiled 25 runs from 21 balls. Iqbal Abdullah was the most impressive bowler for D.Y. Patil by returning figures of 3 for 27. Earlier in another low scoring

Ritika upsets second seed Juhi Rohra in under-13 section

MUMBAI: Second seed Juhi Rohra had a mixed day in the All India Balkan-Ji-Bari Open Badminton tournament in their complex at Juhu Road as she was sent packing in the under-13 event by Ritika Pillai (21-14) in the pre-quarterfinals, but she made amends, by entering the girls under-15 singles quarter-finals with a convincing 21-16 win over Aditi Singh. Results: Girl U-15 singles (Pre-quarterfinals): Ira Sethi bt Sakshi Jairam 21-17; Khushi Kambli bt Trisha Kukreja 21-13 Ishka Choksi bt Mekha Ambekar 23-21 ; Juhi Rohra bt Aditi Singh 21-16; Zara Rasai bt Hetvi Kamdar 21-17; Alefiya Daresalamwala bt Sanwa Shivalkar 21-15; Divya Hegde bt Ritika Paliath 21-15. Girl U-13 singles (Pre-quarterfinals):Anvita Kamat bt Shreya Gajaria 21-9, Mekhala Ambekar bt Saee Shete 23-21, Shachi Jukar bt Nupur Shah 21-9, Niyati Bist bt Riddhi Desai 21-10; Nandini Magdum bt Sanvi Mukadam 21-15, Sakshi Shetye bt Pooja Singh 21-15; Manya Avlani bt Gauri Dhote 21-19; Ritika Pillai bt Juhi Rohra 21-14.

KM Patel outwits PD Lions to win collegiate volleyball title

MUMBAI: KM Patel, undeterred by the loss of the first two games, fought back tellingly to upset fancied P.D. Lions 21-25, 1825,25-22, 26-24, 15-12 to win the third Bombay YMCA Inter-collegiate volleyball tournament, held at Zhoola Maidan, yesterday. Earlier, in the semi-finals too, both the finalists encountered stiff fight before their got the better of their respective opponents. P.D. Lions prevailed over K.E.S. 25-18, 28-26, 19-25, 22-25, 15-10, while KM Patel scored over Mumbra’s Kalsekar college, 25-22, 28-26, 19-25, 22-25, 15-10. The individual honours went to:Best Spiker – Kishar (PD Lions). Best Booster - Anand (P.D.Kions) and Best Allrounder - Sagar (KM PATEL).


BPCL middle-order batsman Uday Kaul in action against D.Y. Patil ‘A’ in the quarter-finals of the Rs12 lakh prize-money 10th All India Dr. D.Y. Patil T20 Cup at the D.Y. Patil stadium, Nerul on Thursday evening. semi-final contest, ONGC overcame a strong, late fight back from State Bank of Travancore (SBT) to pull off a three wicket victory. SBT, who had elected to bat first, were bowled out for a paltry

123 in 19.2 overs. Opener Sony Cheruvathur was the mainstay of SBT innings scoring 32, from 25 balls. But a late charge from tailenders Chandra Shekar (19 runs off 15 balls) and Vinod Kumar (8 runs from 5) helped

SBT cross the three figure mark. Saurab Kumar (3/16), Sumeet Narul (2/25) and Dhruv Singh (2/24) got the important wickets for ONGC. Brief scores (quarter-finals): D.Y. Patil ‘A’ 121 for 6 wickets in 20 overs (Saurabh Tiwari 46, Siddharth Chitnis 26; Saurabh Netravalkar 3/25, Jaydev Unadkat 2/22) lost to BPCL 122 for 4 wickets in 19.1 overs (Uday Kaul 42, Suryakumar Yadav 25 n.o.; Iqbal Abdullah 3/27) six wickets. Reliance-1 195 for 6 wickets in 20 overs (Mukul Dagar 60, Yogesh Nagar 61, Parthiv Patel 21; Imtiaz Ahmed 2/28) beat CAG 139 all out in 19.1 overs (Ankur Julka 42, Sachin Baby 20; Yuzwendra Chahal 2/31, Pawan Suyal 2/28, Jasprit Bumrah 2/21) by 56 runs. Mumbai Customs 121 all out in 19.3 overs (Parag Khanapurkar 39, Hiken Shah 25; Amit Yadav 3/22, Rajesh Pawar 2/12, Jay Bista 2/21) lost to Indian Oil 127 for 2 wickets in 16.2 overs (Aditya Tare 54, Ravikant Shukla 32, Kevin Almeida 27) by eight wickets. State Bank of Travancore 123 all out in 19.2 overs (Sony Cheruvathur 32, Chandra Shekar 19; Saurab Kumar 3/16, Sumeet Narul 2/25, Dhruv Singh 2/24) lost to ONGC 124 for 7 wickets in 19.2 overs (Unmukt Chand 39, Tanmay Srivastava 35, Mithun Manhas 22; Shahid C.P. 2/21, Rakesh K.J. 2/13) bt three wickets.

Look out for Estelita and Speed Six By Shalivahana


here are eight races today and the first starts at 2.15 p.m.


1. The Lalitmahal Plate - Division II 1400 Metres. 2.15p.m. 1.Alala 60 (19) S.Ramesh 2.Avari 60 (19) Irvan Singh 3.Oriental Belle 58.5 (16) B. Mahesh 4.Simra 57.5 (14) Kiran Rai P 5.Extra Spark 57 (13) V.R.Jagadeesh 6.Ordered Steps 57 (13) P. Mani 7.Thunder 57 (13) Adarsh G. 8.Byronic 56.5 (12) P. S. Chouhan 9.Mystic Lavenders 56.5 (12) Arshad Alam 10.Mister Grey 55.5 (10) Imran Chisty 11.All Clear 53.5 ( 6) T. S. Jodha 12.Calligraphy 52 ( 3) Saddam Hussain Win: All Clear, Thunder

2. The Brahmaputra Plate - Division II 1200 Metres. 2.45p.m. 1.Vistabella 61.5 (43) S. John 7 2.Soviet Melody 57 (34) M. Noornabi 3.Inspirator 56.5 (33) V.R.Jagadeesh 4.A Game To Remember 55.5 (31) San.Kumarpaswan 5.Burden Of Lady 54 (28) Irvan Singh 6.Gagan Star 54 (28) Arshad Alam 7.Our Love 54 (28) M. Ravi 8.Arthur 53.5 (27) Adarsh G. 9.Fashion Flame 53.5 (27) Shiva Kumar S. 10.Affrikah 53 (26) Ryan Marshall 11.Honourable Empress 53 (26) Ashok Kumar 12.Jeyem's Pride 53 (26) Kiran Rai P Win: Gagan Star, Our Love

3. The Lalitmahal Plate - Division I 1400 Metres. 3.15p.m. 1.Attitude Xtreme 62.5 (25) Mudassar Nazar 2.Flying Fairy 62.5 (25) Shiva Kumar S.

3.Silhouette 62.5 (25) Vinod Shinde 4.Fancy Number 62 (24) Arshad Alam 5.Rock N Rolla 62 (24) Babu Singh 6.Aryan Knight 61 (22) San.Kumarpaswan 7.Danube 60.5 (21) Ryan Marshall 8.Vega 60.5 (21) M. Noornabi 9.Hillton 60 (20) G.Y.Rajesh Babu 10.Oriental King 59.5 (19) B. Mahesh 11.Liquid Asset 59 (18) T. S. Jodha 12.Attractor 57.5 (15) Kiran Rai P Win: Aryan Knight, Attractor

4. The Forever Elegance Plate 2000 Metres. 3.45 p.m. 1.Arziki 60 (40) L.P Beuzelin 2.Amazonas 59 (38) Saddam Hussain 3.Love Is Life 59 (38) M. Noornabi


4.Estelita 58 (36) Arshad Alam 5.Imperial Verse 57.5 (35) K. P. G. Appu 6.Mellonsdelight 57.5 (35) Ashok Kumar A. 7.Peter Parker 57.5 (35) J.Fortune 8.Whimsical 56.5 (33) Imran Chisty 9.Smokehead 55.5 (31) Kiran Rai P 10.Viktor 54 (28) S. John 11.Czar Rule 53 (26) T. S. Jodha Win: Estelita, Smokehead

5. The D.P.Sharma Memorial Sprinters Trial Stakes 1200 Metres. 4.15p.m. 1.Absolute Majority 59 (92) P. S. Chouhan 2.Chul Bul Pandy 59 ( 108) Ahsan Qureshi 3.Esteban 59 (99) Dashrat Singh 4.Shivalik Star 59 ( 119) S. John 5.Speed Six 59 ( 118) L.P Beuzelin 6.Jersey Shore 56.5 ( 102) Suraj Narredu Win: Speed Six, Shivalik Star 6. The Murudeshwara Plate 1400 Metres. 4.45p.m. 1.Cool Baby 60 (58) Anil J.H.

2.Triumph 58.5 (55) Imran Chisty 3.Wind Force 58.5 (55) Kiran Rai P 4.Cinch 57.5 (53) L.P Beuzelin 5.Cullinan 57.5 (53) S. John 6.Irish Song 56 (50) K. Raja Rao 7.Tony Montana 56 (50) P. Mani 8.Kafka 55.5 (49) P. S. Chouhan 9.Mark 54.5 (47) Ashok Kumar A. 10.Champakali 52.5 (43) Arshad Alam 11.Arun 51 (40) A.R.Pradeep 12.Ice Kingdom 51 (40) Adarsh G. Win: Ice Kingdom, Cinch

7. The Hampi Plate 1200 Metres. 5.15p.m. 1.Mark Of Genius 61 (62) P. Mani 11 2.Hillstone 60.5 (61) Mohd.Feroz 3.Optimus Zone 59.5 (59) Withdrawn 4.Lads Gladiator 59 (58) P. S. Chouhan 5.Whistlejacket 59 (58) M. Noornabi 6.Atlas Power 58.5 (57) Ramesh Kumarn 7.Hackett 57.5 (55) Ashok Kumar A. 8.Starstruck 55.5 (51) S. John 9.Living Legend 55 (50) Afsar 10.Truman 53.5 (47) M. Ravi 9 11.Cool Hand 53 (46) K. Raja Rao 12.Sweet Angel 52 (44) Adarsh G. Win: Hackett, Sweet Angel

8. The Brahmaputra Plate - Division I 1200 Metres. 5.45p.m. 1.Right On Time 62.5 (45) P. S. Chouhan 2.Volans 62.5 (45) Chetan Kalay S. 3.Anfield 61.5 (43) A.R.Pradeep 4.Blues Legend 60.5 (41) T. S. Jodha 5.Hatchet Harry 60 (40) Suraj Narredu 6.Viva Diva 59.5 (39) Arshad Alam 7.Your My Life 59.5 (39) M. Noornabi 8.Indian Pride 57.5 (35) S. Babu 9.Prom Queen 57.5 (35) G.Y.Rajesh Babu 10.Super Saloni 57.5 (35) S. John 11.Fioritta 56 (32) Dashrat Singh 12.Icepick Willie 54 (28) Vinod Shinde Win: Viva Diva, Blues Legend


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By Amanpreet Singh



NDORE: Somdev Devavarman said the equation has certainly changed in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie with Chinese Taipei not having their top two players, but insisted that they won’t take the visitors lightly since possibility of upsets is more in Davis Cup matches. Taipei will not have the services of world number 54 Yen-Hsun Lu and Jimmy Wang (154) and will be led by Tsung-Hua Yang, who is ranked 216. “Definitely it changes the equation. The top two guys are extremely tough but having said that, tennis is an individual game and everyone is capable of good wins. Everyone who has played at this level, has had up-

U-17 World Cup would change face of Indian football: Vijayan


sets, has made upsets. On any given day anyone can beat anyone in Davis Cup. It has happened,” Somdev, who is the highest-ranked player in the tie at 103, said after a two-hour practice session. “No complacency whatsoever. We are taking this tie extremely serious,” he added. Talking about his form as he did not have a good start to season, suffering defeats in first round of Chennai Open and Australian Open, Somdev said it won’t matter much. “I did not play my best on that day (against Ramkumar Ramanathan) and in Australia as well, unfortunately that guy (Feliciano Lopez) was better than me on that day. I would have loved to have more

matches coming. But whether you are in good form or not your approach towards playing a Davis Cup match does not change,” said Somdev here at Indore Tennis Club. “I have been practicing incredibly hard in the last couple of weeks. You are going to be nervous, playing for your country. Hopefully this time we play better.” Somdev will play the second singles against 284th-ranked Ti Chen, against whom he enjoys a 2-0 record. He defeated Chen in 2009 in a Davis Cup tie and then at the Asian Games in 2010. However, Somdev refused to be labelled as an outright favourite against Chen. “The last couple of times I won but it’s long time ago, so don’t

want to take anything lightly. Like Anand has said, it’s going to be a tough match for us, very tricky. So we are doing all the things we can do to best prepare for it and give our best shot tomorrow,” he said. Somdev is hopeful that Yuki will provide India a 1-0 lead as he is in good form. Yuki will clash with Yang in the first singles. "He's been playing extremely well of late and he's coming in from a couple of good wins in Australia. Hope that confidence carries through, a lot of time it does," he said. Asked how he and Rohan, being the senior members of the side lead the youngsters, Somdev said he shared a great bond with his teammates. "I have played a lot of tournament with these

guys. Sanam has been a teammate for a long time and I have known Jeevan (Nedunchezhiyan) since we were kids, we have grown up playing together in Chennai. It's a good group of guys. Important thing is to have good camaraderie. "Jeevan asked me what kind of suit he needs to bring, so it's not really that much of leadership, rather (it's) just being friends with the guys and help them through in things they have never seen before. "Last night we had fun at the dinner where we made the rookies dance in front of everyone. I don't know if they are happy with that kind of leadership. It's a Davis Cup tradition that we have some fun at their expense.”

Anand ties for third in Zurich blitz; loses to Carlsen Rizvi, Vivekanand in Suburban cricket final


URICH; Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand won two, lost two and drew one for a joint third place finish at the blitz tournament of Zurich Chess Classic that concluded here today. On what turned out to be a decent outing, Anand had to bear the brunt of losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, who had beaten him in the last World championship match at Chennai, and Levon Aronian of Armenia. While he posted victories

against Fabiano Caruana of Italy and Boris Gelfand of Israel. The Indian ace played out a sole draw against American Hikaru Nakamura to tally 2.5 points out of a possible five and finished fifth in the tiebreak following a three-way tie for the third spot. Carlsen trailed the field in the first three rounds where he scored just one point but won his last two games to finish first along with Aronian, who also scored three points.

Our Lady of Remedy champs in girls under 16 cricket


UMBAI: Our Lady of Remedy (Kandivali) trounced St. Joseph Convent (Bandra) bundling them out for a meagre 61 runs and reached the target for the loss of a solitary wicket.The Kandivali outfit thus won by nine wickets to claim the title in during the under 16MSSA-Mumbai Indians, Annual Inter School Girls Cricket Tournament held on

Thursday. Satghare Sayali and Radha Yadav scalped three wickets each for the victors. Brief scores: St. Joseph Convent (Bandra) 61 all out (Satghare Sayali 3 wkts for 27, Radha Yadav 3 wkts for 29) lost to Our Lady of Remedy (Kandivali) 62 for 1 wkt in 12.4 overs (Fernandes Jenita 21 not out, Satghare Sayali 20 not out) by 9 wickets.


UMBAI: Bandra’s Rizvi Springfield scored an emphatic six-wicket over St. Joseph’s in the semi-finals and Borivali’s Swami Vivekanand, packed off Bandra’s Dhirubhai Ambani internationals by eight wickets to earn a place in the final of the Khichadia-Khar Gymkhana suburban schools cricket tournament at Khar Gymkhana today. Opting to bat first, St. Joseph’s batsmen batted timidly, especially against off spinner Prithvi Shaw (3 for 36), Shubham Singh (2 for 8) and Hussian Khan (2 for 30) and were dismissed for 146. In reply, for a change Rizvi’s star batsmen, Pritvi Shaw flopped as he was ran out in the first over itself. He went for a drive to an over pitched ball and tried to go a run, only to see the extra cover

fielder’s quick throw saw him short of the crease. But it hardly matterd as Siddak Singh, in a role of a batsmen together with skipper Sagarf Chariya saw them reach the target with out much ado and with plenty of overs remaining. In the other semi-finals, off spinner Harsh Shah bowled well and was instrumental in bowling out Dhribhai outfit for 125. Openers Siddhesh and Sourabh saw their side through without much ado. Brief scores (Semi-finals): St. Joseph’s145 ( Privthvi Shaw 3 for 36, Shubam Singh 2 for 8, Hussian Khan 2 for 30 lost to Rizvi Springfield Rizvi Sprinfield 147 for 6 ( Sagar Chambria n.o. 44, Vaibhav Kalankar 46, Siddak Singh n.o. 22). Dhirubhai Ambani Int. 125 ( Harsh Shah 7 for 26) lost to Swami Vivekanand (Borivali) 127 for 2.

Anthony Frost, Grassroots Instructor from Melbourne, imparts training to a young player during the FFA-AIFF Grassroots Festival organised by the Western India Football Association (WIFA) at the Cooperage ground.

MUMBAI: Indian football legend I M Vijayan said hosting the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup will change the face of Indian football as the event would provide world-class infrastructure in the country. “It will be good for youngsters. We will get good grounds, get a good combination of youngsters. The infrastructure will improve as they would have to build the required facilities and grounds. Moreover, the profile of India football can increase with more spectators coming at the stadia and watching on television,” Vijayan told PTI here. “Later, we can have other football tournaments on those grounds after the conclusion of the World Cup. It will be a boost to the Indian football. The face of Indian football will change. Football will develop because of this,” he added. The former India captain said the country has many talented players, especially at the junior level and they need the opportunity to perform at a big stage. “We have many talented youngsters but they are not getting the opportunity. We need to push them otherwise we won’t get good players,” he said.

Force India’s Perez fifth on day two of pre-season testing

JEREZ: Sergio Perez set the fifth best time, though the Mexican brought out the second red flag of the day when his Force India VJM07 came to a smoking halt at Turn 1 on the second day of pre-season testing, here. Perez completed 37 laps at the Spanish circuit after overnight rain had left the circuit damp yesterday. Tyre manufacturer Pirelli decided to bring forward wet-weather tyre test and sent trucks onto the track before the start of the session to artificially water the surface and make sure it was sufficiently wet. Testing will continue at Jerez, which will see another Sahara Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg behind the wheels. “Today was a lot more productive, so in that respect we are making progress as we learn about the car. We still have a long way to go with understanding the complexity of all the systems. It’s important that the next two days with Nico and Daniel give us the information we need before we arrive in Bahrain. It will be only then that we can hopefully start to work on performance,” Perez said.o his first day in the car.”

Five-star Perera hands Sri Lanka massive win against Banglades

DHAKA: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera picked up five wickets as Sri Lanka thumped fragile Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs in the first Test here today.Bangladesh, trailing by a huge 498-run margin on first innings, were bowled out for 250 in their second knock after lunch on the fourth day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Perera, a 31-year-old playing in his second Test, finished with five for 109 while seamer Suranga Lakmal took three as the hosts were dismissed in 51.5 overs with a day to spare. Bangladesh, who resumed the day at 35-1, failed to cope with Sri Lanka’s pace and spin assault and lost their last nine wickets for 215 runs despite the evenpaced pitch. The hosts were reduced to 197-9 before the last-wicket pair of Rubel Hossain and AlAmin Hossain boosted the total with lusty hitting during an entertaining partnership of 53 runs off 38 balls. Rubel made 17, while Al Amin returned unbeaten on a quickfire 32 off 18 balls that contained four sixes and one boundary.

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