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MMRDA Commissioner UPS Madan confronted by the squalid conditions at MMRDA's colony at Goregaon West.

By Raju Vernekar


hile building collapses have been a recurring feature ever since the monsoon set in, 32 MMRDA buildings accommodating over

30,000 project affected people (PAP) at Oshiwara, Goregon (W) are absolute wrecks. No structural audit of these buildings in Somanigram Colony has been carried out so far. The colony

was constructed almost 8 years ago primarily to accommodate PAPs from different parts of the city. The buildings, consisting of Continued on pg 8 «

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The police posted outside Siddharth College as part of the bandobast, have reportedly been getting their meals from the hawkers nearby, all free of cost.


By Yatin Ingle

he Mumbai Police have been a regular sight outside Siddharth College of Commerce

and Economics at Flora Fountain over the last two weeks, posted there to keep the peace Continued on pg 8 «

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BJP questions escalation of capital cost of generation projects

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By Prashant Hamine


tate BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari yesterday questioned Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) and Minister for Energy Ajit Pawar over cost escalation of capital cost of generation projects in the state. In a letter addressed to both he has also wanted to know the reasons behind the accidents at Paras, Koradi and Bhusawal thermal power stations. The state BJP spokesperson wanted to know the reasons behind the delay on the

By Prashant Hamine


he state government has since yesterday begun issuing transfer orders of some senior and junior level bureaucrats in the state. Some of the top level bureaucrats who have been transferred so far include S.V.S. Srinivas, Valsa Nair Singh and Mukesh Khullar. However, there are a few senior bureaucrats like Manisha Mhaiskar, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC and Ashwini Bhide, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner MMRDA who have outlived their tenure in their

part of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to execute the turnkey projects on time. Bhandari wanted to know the reasons behind the collapse of the coal handling structure at Paras thermal power plant, failure of the cooling tower at Koradi and the collapse of the chimney at Bhusawal power plant. Bhandari alleged that the cost escalation to the tune of Rs 8,616 crores in construction of power plant units in 10 thermal power projects of 4,570 MWs worth Rs 23,120 crores. Speaking to newspersons here, he said that most of the power plant units were

Madhav Bhandari, spokesman, BJP

supposed to be completed by now as still delayed by 12 to 35 months. He said that both the state and central government power ministries had questioned Mahagenco over the inordinate delay in construction of power plant units. He wanted to know whether Mahagenco and the government has put any mechanism in place to monitor and track any delays in execution of power projects. Bhandari stated that due to the inordinate delays in execution of these power projects the people in the state are shortchanged for electricity and instead are paying high electricity bills.

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Jayant Patil to join Congress? By Suyash Padate


he Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil was keen to join the Congress and was in touch with Congress president Sonia Gandhi”. This revelation was made by the state Congress president Manikrao Thakre yesterday and has virtually created a flutter in the political circle. Patil, a senior NCP Minister, has not reacted to Thakre’s statement while the NCP spokesperson has denied any such development. While speaking at an election campaign rally in Sangli, Thakre said, “During the Congress president’s visit to the state, Jayant Patil met her at a couple of occasions. He was very eager to desert his party and join the Congress. This shows his approach and loyalty towards his party.” Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam and Union Minister of State Pratik Patil were present on the dais when Thakre made this sensational exposure. In the election to the Sangli-MirajKupwad Municipal Corpora-

Govt effects transfers of bureaucrats present postings. S.V.S. Srinivas who was earlier Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA has now been posted as Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC; Valsa Nair Singh who was earlier Principal Secretary Environment has now been posted as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA; and R.A. Rajeev who was earlier Municipal Commissioner, Thane Municipal


Vrushali Vasaikar Student

The project is an ambitious one and if it is implemented properly, the poor will sure get food adequately.

Addl Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar and Addl Metropolitan Commissioner-MMRDA Ashwini Bhide have outlived their tenure in their present postings.

Corporation has now been posted as Principal Secretary Environment. The remaining transfers include: Mary Neelima Kerketta who has been posted as Project Officer, Maharashtra Agricultural Competitiveness Project, Pune; Srikant Deshpande who has been posted as Secretary and Special Enquiry Officer, General Administration Department; Radheshyam Mopalwar who has

Will the Food Security Bill guarantee that food reaches to the poor?

Makrand Shelar Student

The Bill is aimed to make people hunger-free. But I have doubts it will reach them as the timing to bring it in the Parliament was wrong.

Prakash Kosy Student

It will reach the baniyas and bureaucrats. They will be become fatter and half-starved villagers will only be starved.

Sanjay Pandey Activist

The bill is politically-motivated and it has been brought in as an election stunt.

Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil tion, the Congress and NCP, alliance partners in the state, are contesting against each other. As the campaigning has reached a peak, Thakre’s statement has shaken the corridors of Mantralaya. The NCP promptly countered Thakre’s statement with NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik saying, “Jayant Patil is a very loyal NCP leader. He has not met Sonia Gandhi. On the contrary, Thakre himself has become restless to join the NCP of late”. been posted as Divisional Commissioner, Konkan Division; Santosh Kumar who has been posted as Member Secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran; and P.V. Bansode has been posted as CEO, Hingoli Zilla Parishad. Subhash Lakhe has been appointed as Mun. Comm, Vasai-Virar Municipal Corpn; Shankar S. Bhise as Mun. Com, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corpn; Mukesh Khullar as Principal Secretary, Tribal Development; Aseem Kumar Gupta as Mun. Com, TMC, and Nirupama Dange as Collector, Bhandara district.

Vikas Kumar Consultant

The Bill itself tells the story of development of the country as it will benefit around 67 per cent population. It means a major part of the population in the country is hungry.

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By Shwetha Kannan

are elephants in the city. Now the Government has to think about ways to rehabilitate not only the elephants but also the owners and the mahouts. The Government should make a space exclusively to keep such pet elephants as they can neither survive in the wild nor in zoos. If left in the wild, they will be killed by the other elephants there and in a zoo, the sight of other animals disturb them. These elephants are used to being in cities with human beings. So they need a rehabilitation centre with a similar set up. The mahouts and the owners can be given jobs that are related to animals. Or be taken to the rehabilitation centre to take care of the elephants there,” said Pawan. He added, “Two volunteers from

Lakshmi, the 18-year-old elephant seen in Mulund and adjoining areas.

rounded by unfamiliar faces, it could run amok, thus leading to loss of life or damage to property. Who he death of 58-year-old elewill be held responsible for this? phant Bijlee recently has fired Also, if while being kept in custody up the ever-simmering issue the elephant refuses to eat and of elephants begging on the streets drink in the absence of its mahout, of the metro. It is known that there who is to blame if it falls ill? These are laws that deem this act illegal. In concerns keep the police from fact, simply bringing elephants into doing their duty. the BMC jurisdiction is also against Mahout Pandey said, “Haathi the law. Even so, we still see eleapne maalik se dur rehta hai toh phants roaming the city streets a ghabra jaata hai toh alag bartaav freely as ever. While legality is one karne lagta hai. Ek mahout aur aspect that draws attention to this haathi ka aisa rishta hota hai.” issue, there are also socio-economic “Confiscation too is difficult. If dimensions, aspects of rehabilitathe owner has the ownership certion and socio-cultural mindsets, to tificates, the animal is his property. state a few, that need to be consid What’s illegal? Unless the owner is found to be ered before imposing a blanket ban Sunish Subramanian Kunju on the problem just to make it go Elephants being seen within guilty of ill treating the animal, not away. The ADC makes an attempt to why would someone make an ele- Mumbai city limits is an outright vi- having proper records and docufind out what the impact could be, phant stand in the middle of a olation of the Bombay High Court ments or if there are complaints both in human and in animal crowded road? This is begging, ruling that bans the entry of ele- against him and those complaints terms, of decreeing the immediate there is no doubt about it,” said phants into Mumbai, Thane and are proven to be true, we can’t conend to the presence of pachyderms Sunish. Navi Mumbai regions. This reflects fiscate them,” said a forest officer on in Mumbai. Sunish also informed that ele- lack of implementation of the High condition of anonymity. phants owned by people cannot be Court ruling by the forest depart Elephants out walking or beg- used for entertainment or given for ment.  Lives dependent on them… Deputy Conservator of Forest G.T ging? “Elephants are in demand for rent at weddings and other func“No mahout makes the elephant tions. And to behired to perform in Chavan remained unavailable for eight months out of twelve in a year. beg. It is the people who give them movies, there are special permis- comment. They have religious importance in “We have sent so many com- functions. They are required in food and money as a mark of re- sions required to be taken. spect. Jab usko walk ke liye le jaate “While issuing ownership, the plaints to the forest department shootings of epic films. Also, Hindus hai, toh log aadar satkar se kuch na forest department should have about elephants begging on the equate elephants with Lord Ganesha so they hold them in reverence. They support the large families of the owners and of the mahout,” said Pandey whose elephants are a arish Pandey from Dahisar owns two elephants Laxmi (50) and Rupa source of money for fifteen people. (35). He gives out these elephants on hire for functions like weddings Pandey claims to have all docuand thread ceremonies. mentation in place for his elephants “For one function an elephant gets a minimum of Rs.10,000 plus food. and says that he also regularly subEven for movie shoots this is the rate. For outdoor shootings, travel mits their medical reports to the expenses are also taken care of. I earn around one to Rs.1.25 lakh concerned authorities. monthly from them. But along with income, there are expenditures like “All this should have been their maintenance, medical expenses and mahouts’ salaries. Some part of thought about when the ownerthe expense for food is taken care of when people on the streets feed them, ships were given. Families who are but we still have to give them nutritious food of their choice,” said Pandey. now dependent on the elephants for money will be left helpless if kuch de hi dete hai. Ab hum kya made the necessary checks about streets but nothing has been done their source of income is suddenly kare,” said Mahout Sarish Pandey, the ability of the owner to maintain so far. They don’t seem to be both- snatched away. One has to look at who owns two elephants named an elephant. Whether he would be ered about this issue,” said Sunish. the socio-economic aspect also Laxmi (not Bijlee’s companion) and able to give it proper food, shelter The ADC also found out that here,” said animal lover Rajzu Iyer. Rupa. and medical aid when required, there is another reason why police, But Sunish Subramanian Kunju, should have been checked. Yes, ele- despite seeing elephants roaming  But there has to be a way out… Founder, Plant and Animals Welfare phants need to walk everyday, but on the streets, don’t confiscate Pawan Sharma, founder presiSociety (PAWS) Mumbai, strongly taking this as an alibi to make them them. Apparently, when a police of- dent, ResQink Association for disagrees. beg and covering the act by calling ficial stops an elephant on the Wildlife Welfare (RAWW) suggested “If one makes an elephant stand it respect from people is not right,” street, the mahout tends to aban- appropriate rehabilitation of the outside a stall or a shop, it is obvi- said Sunish. don the animal and run away leav- elephants and the people depending it clueless and confused. ent on them for a living. ous that the intention is to make the Missing its master and being sur“What has happened is that there animal beg for money. Otherwise  What is the law?





As per the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, elephants are Schedule I animals and it allowed individuals to own elephants after issuing ownership certificates. But in 2002, the Act was amended and issuing of ownership for elephants was stopped by the government. people who did not have ownership certificates for animals were asked to obtain one within ninety days. Today, in the city, there are three elephants Lakshmi, Rupa and Laxmi and their owners do have the essential documents declaring their ownership, said a source from the forest department.

Pawan Sharma RAWW would be with Lakshmi whenever she goes for walks. These volunteers would request people not to feed her haphazard things and also not give money. This way we can spread awareness among people that giving money to elephants is illegal. We have also spoken to Lakshmi’s owner and mahout not to accept money from anybody and that they see to it that only food fit for an elephant is given to her by public.”  Elephant issues turning into money making business: Rajzu is disturbed by the fact that then it was Bijlee and now Lakshmi, the eighteen-year-old elephant who was with 58-year-old Bijlee when she died, who is being used by certain NGOs to make money. “Who says there are ailing elephants in the city? Who says that Lakshmi needs medical and monetary help? All these are rumours. A technique used by certain NGOs who want to extract money from people though donation for causes that don’t even exist. The moment a well known NGO simply states “Lakshmi ill…needs help”, money will start pouring in. There need not be a direct appeal for money but


Rajzu Iyer this statement is enough to touch people’s heart because elephants are liked by everybody. The reasons might be personal, religious or whatever but an ailing elephant definitely touches the hearts of people. And this sentiment is being misused by certain people for their personal interests,” said Rajzu.



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I, Chakkaravarthy Radha Kaunder have changed my Birth Date from Twenty November Nineteen Ninty Two (20/11/1992) to Twenty Third October Nineteen Ninty (23/10/1990) as per Affidavit dated: 04/7/2013. C-9347

CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Akila Tayebali Dagwala to Akila Hakimuddin Kukshiwala as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-9310

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I have changed my name from Jagruti Babulal Jasani to Sonal Ashok Shah as per Affidavit No. HL 011449. C-9311

I have changed my name from Nikhil Rajesh to Nikhil Rajesh Budhrani as per deed poll Affidavit. C-9326

I have changed my name from Abdul Rehman Ali Akbar to Abdul Rehman Ali Akbar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9341

I have changed my name from Aarti Shashikumar Chhabra to Kanika Sunil Talreja as per Affidavit. C-9358

I have changed my name from Narendrakumar Kantilal Madhani to Narendra Kantilal Madhani as per Affidavit. C-9374

I have changed my name from Bharatibala Dhiraj Chheda to Bharti Dhiraj Chheda as per Vide Affidavit No. GY 784440. C-9312

I have changed my name from Rajeshkumar Hariram Budhrani to Rajesh Hariram Budhrani as per deed poll Affidavit. C-9327

I have changed my name from Bharat to Bharatkumar chouhan as per Affidavit. C-9342

I have changed my name from Dhanji Lakhamshi Gugari to Dhanji Lakhamshi Gogri as per Affidavit. C-9359

I have changed my name from Monika Narendrakumar Madhani to Monica Narendra Madhani as per Affidavit. C-9375

I, Nawab Hamid Chipolkar, have changed my name to Nawab Abbasmiya Chipolkar as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-11867) dated 17-23 June 2010. C-9313

I have changed my name from Kumar Bhojraj Chawla to Kumarlal Bhojraj Chawla as per deed poll Affidavit dated 2nd July, 2013. C-9328

We, Bharatkumar Chouhan and Manju Chouhan, have changed our minor daughter's name from Charmi to Charmi chouhan as per Affidavit. C-9343

I have changed my name from Navalben Dhanji Gugari to Navalben Dhanji Gogri as per Affidavit. C-9360

I have changed my name from Bhaveshkumar Vasantlal Shah to Bhavesh Vasantlal Shah as per Affidavit. C-9376

I have changed my name from Rehmath Hanif Cheena to Rehmat Hanif Cheena as per Court Affidavit dated 14/6/13. C-9329

I have changed my name from Manju to Manju Chouhan as per Affidavit. C-9344

I have changed my name from Kushal Dhanji Gugari to Kushal Dhanji Gogri as per Affidavit. C-9361

I have changed my name from Hetalben Bhaveshkumar Shah to Hetal Bhavesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-9377

I, Nisarg Shantilal Patel, have changed my name to Nisarg Shantilal Kagathala as per deed poll Affidavit dated 27/06/13. C-9315

I, Mohamed Yusuf Yakub, have changed my name to Mohamed Yusuf Yakub Sardaria Vide Deedpoll Affidavit dated 03/07/2013. C-9330

I have changed my name from Fareed Riyazuddin Sultan to Fareed Riyazuddin khan as per Maha. Gazette No. (X-101859). C-9345

I, Shantilal Patel, have changed my name to Shantilal Chaturbhai Kagathala as per deed poll Affidavit dated 27/06/13. C-9316

I, Omprakash Chotalal Baniya, have changed my name to Omprakash Chotalal Gupta Vide Deedpoll Affidavit dated 03/07/2013. C-9331

I, Mrs. Ramila Shantilal Patel, have changed my name to Mrs. Ramila Shantilal Kagathala as per deed poll Affidavit dated 27/06/13. C-9317

I have changed my name from Neha Bijoy Tulsian, to ‘Neha Vijaykumar Tulsian’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X- 49734) dated 06/12/2012. C-9332

I, Bharti Laxman Shirawadekar, have changed my name to Savita Sakharam Kudtarkar as per Affidavit dated 3/7/2013. C-9314

I, Sureshkumar Ramanlal Patel, have changed my name to Sureshbhai Ramanlal Patel as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/07/13. C-9318 I, Smitaben Suresh Patel, have changed my name to Smita Suresh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/07/13. C-9319 I, Paulina Lobo, have changed my name to Pauline Rodrigues as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/07/13. C-9320 I, Rahimbhai Sadruddin Maredia, have changed my name to Rahim Sadruddin Maredia as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U14997 dated 20/06/13. C-9321 I, Kushal Kr Patira, have changed my name to Kushal Vinod Patira as per deed poll Affidavit dated 04/07/13. C-9322 I, Mangalaben Kanubhai Ajugiya, have changed my name to Meenaben Kanubhai Ajugiya as per deed poll Affidavit dated 04/07/13. C-9323 I, Chandni Bhagchand Kokai, have changed my name to Namrata Hemant Godhiya as per Maha. Government Gazette No X-47581 dated 19/02/2009. C-9324 I have changed my name from Nareshlal Udhavdas Vaswani to Naresh Udhavdas Vaswani as per deed poll Affidavit. C-9325

I have changed my name from Nikita Vijay Tulsian, to ‘Nikita Vijaykumar Tulsian’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X- 49735) dated 06/12/2012. C-9333 I have changed my name from Huzeffa Taher Merchant, to ‘Huzefa Taher Merchant’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9334 I have changed my name from Shaheda Sagar Mohitkar, to ‘Shaheda Abubakar Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9335 I have changed my name from Nasim Abdul Rehman Shaikh, to ‘Naseem Abdul Rehman Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9336 I have changed my name from Mohammed Ashfaq Shaikh, to ‘Mohammed Ashfaque Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/13. C-9337 I have changed my name from Mohammed Bilal, to ‘Mohammed Bilal Yusuf Khokar’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9338 I have changed my name from Amirali Nuruddin, to ‘Amirali Nooruddin Daredia’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9339 I have changed my name from Nazneen Abdul Karim, to ‘Nazneen Abdul Karim Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/13. C-9340

I have changed my name from Anjana Radha Counder to Anjali Radha Kaunder as per Affidavit dated 4th July, 2013. C-9346 I have changed my name from Mr. Gaurav Veerpratapsingh Singh to Mr. Gaurav Birpratapsingh Chauhan as per Affidavit dated 3rd July, 2013. C-9348 I have changed my name from Gubbala Hanumanthrao Jagannath to Gubbala Hanumantrao Jagannath as per Affidavit dated 1st July, 2013. C-9349 I have changed my name from Gubbala Thulasi Hanumanthrao to Gubbala Tulsi Hanumantrao as per Affidavit dated 1st July, 2013. C-9350 I have changed my name from Seema Suresh Poduval to Seema Dinesh Rasal as per Affidavit dated 18th April, 2013. C-9351 I have changed my name from Sabira to Sabira Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 4th July, 2013. C-9352 I have changed my name from Nafees to Nafees Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 4th July, 2013. C-9353 I have changed my name from Momin to Momin Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 4th July, 2013. C-9354 I have changed my name from Ashaben Laljibhai Dodhiya to Asha Anil Parmar as per Affidavit dated 2nd July, 2013. C-9355 I have changed my name from Jayantilal Bachu Kared to Jayantilal Bachu Hirapra as per Affidavit dated 3rd July, 2013. C-9356 I have changed my name from Jamku Premji Vekriya to Jayshree Jayantilal Hirapra as per Affidavit dated 3-7-2013. C-9357

I have changed my name from Diptee Kushal Gugari to Diptee Kushal Gogri as per Affidavit. C-9362 We, Mr. Kushal Dhanji Gogri and Mrs. Diptee Kushal Gogri, have changed our child’s name from Hiya Kushal Gugari to Hiya Kushal Gogri as per Affidavit. C-9363 We, Mr.Vishwanath Jagannath Shetty and Mr. Poornima Vishwanath Shetty, have changed our child’s name from Supoorvi Vishwanath Shetty to Shasta Vishwanath Shetty as per Affidavit. C-9364 I have changed my name from Bhawin Mahendra Gada to Bhavin Mahendra Gada as per Affidavit. C-9365 I have changed my name from Ramani Kunjavelan to Ramani as per Affidavit. C-9366 I have changed my name from Steven Joseph Monterio to Steven Joseph Monteiro as per Affidavit. C-9367 I have changed my name from Veerendra to Veerendra Parashar as per Affidavit. C-9368 I have changed my name from Swapnil Suresh Ram Nair to Swapnil Suresh Kanara as per Affidavit. C-9369 I have changed my name from Chogalal Bhavarlal Jain to Chogalal Bhavarlal Doshi as per Affidavit. C-9370 I have changed my name from Sumitra Chogalal Jain to Sumitra Chogalal Doshi as per Affidavit. C-9371 I have changed my name from Vaman Padman Patil to Waman Padman Patil as per Affidavit. C-9372 I have changed my name from Neesha Virendra Gada to Nisha Virendra Gada as per Affidavit. C-9373

I have changed my name from Rukhsana Ayub Khan to Ruksana Ayub Khan as per Affidavit. C-9378 I have changed my name from Rakshna Ayub Khan to Ruksana Ayub Khan as per Affidavit. C-9379 I have changed my name from Rakshana Ayub Khan to Ruksana Ayub Khan as per Affidavit. C-9380 I have changed my name from Manjulaben Jayantilal Gutkha to Meena Dinesh Hariya as per Affidavit. C-9381 I have changed my name from Dinesh Premchand Haria to Dinesh Premchand Hariya as per Affidavit. C-9382 I have changed my name from Kiran Singh to Kirron Siingh as per Affidavit. C-9383 I have changed my name from Nawsad Alli Shaikh to Nawshad Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9384 I have changed my name from Shyamkant Dinkar Sawant to Shamkant Dinkar Sawant as per Affidavit. C-9385 I have changed my name from Arun Kumar Misra to Arun Mishra as per Affidavit. C-9386 I have changed my name from Sushma Misra to Sushma Mishra as per Affidavit. C-9387 I have changed my name from Rickson Jan Nadal to Rickson John Nadar as per Affidavit. C-9388 I have changed my name from Jan Mekel Nadal to John Ruban Nadar as per Affidavit. C-9389 I have changed my name from Rosalin Jan Nadal to Roseline John Nadar as per Affidavit. C-9390

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Another structure collapses in Bhiwandi, killing 3, injuring 15

The debris of the collapsed building is seen scattered in Bhiwandi, on Thursday. At least three workers were killed and 15 injured when the two-storeyed structure, housing a garment factory, collapsed.

By Kaptan Mali and Vishnudas Sheshrao

(25) and Tajmol Ansari (27). The injured were rushed to the Indira Gandhi Memorial hree workers died and Hospital in Bhiwandi. The ill-fated structure was another 15 were seriously injured when a identified as a Arihant, which ground-plus-one storey had a warehouse on the building collapsed at around ground floor and a garment 1 am on Thursday in Bhi- factory on its first floor. At the wandi’s Kalher area. The Na- time of the collapse, there tional Disaster and Rescue were around 45 persons workTeams (NDRF) and the Thane ing in the garment factory. This is third major building Fire Brigade carried out rescue operations and officials collapse in the Thane region. expressed fear that some On April 4, this year, a buildmore workers could be ing known as Lucky Compound built on tribal land trapped under the debris. Officials identified the de- collapsed in Mumbra, a subceased as Virendra Pandey urb of Thane, killing 74 peo(45), Munna Wajid Diwan ple, including 18 children, 23


women, and 33 men, while more than 100 people were injured. Another 10 people were killed when a four-storey building named Smruti collapsed in Mumbra on June 22. Kalher area of Bhiwandi is a hub of warehouses where many companies store their goods for supply to various parts of the state. According to the owner of the property, one more floor was being constructed on the building when it collapsed. According to the NDRF officials who were involved in the rescue operations, prima facie it seems that the foun- TMC Chief Aseem Gupta had taken dation of the structure was charge only yesterday afternoon.

weak and it couldn’t bear the additional load of another floor. K.P. Raghuvanshi, the police commissioner of Thane who had visited the spot said, “A case has been registered against some people for culpable homicide and investigation is on.” Virendra Singh, a resident of Bhiwandi, said, “A majority of the warehouses in Kalher area have come up on marsh land, and this area itself is called reti bunder. Primarily, the locals construct warehouse of ground floor level and later start adding more floors. The pillars of the warehouses are weak and cannot

bear the load of additional floors.” Thane Municipal Commissioner Aseem Gupta, who had taken charge only yesterday afternoon, said, “I have just taken charge and could not go to the spot. I have called for meeting tomorrow on this matter.” When asked whether illegal shanties in Thane weren’t a challenge for the new TMC commissioner, Gupta said, “Not really, yet is it a serious task. We need to solve the issue holistically. Thane imperatively needs affable housing to solve problem of illegal housing.”

Death mans this crossing By Zuber Ansari


he railway crossing between Khar and Bandra is said to be the deadliest of all on the western suburban railway line. The crossing is never guarded by personnel and bikers pull up the gates at the crossing by their hands to pass the tracks. There are several accidents occurring here every now and then, said a local activist. The condition has got worse as nowadays, young children traveling on bicycles are also doing this to cross the tracks. Local activist Siddique Tarapurwala said, “On the western line there is one subway that is between Khar and Santacruz. Beyond this, people have to go straight to Mahim Causeway to get from east to west or

vice versa. The only option is the railway crossing near the Gaity Galaxy theatre between Khar and Bandra." As the crossing remains open for only limited period of time, most often, twowheeler riders lift the gate and pass through the railway lines on their own. Tarapurwala added, "After repeated appeals and complaints to railway officials, two years ago, railings were attached to the gate. However, the bikers have damaged the railings and continue to lift the gate and pass across." Sameer Tandel, a resident of the nearby railway colony, said, "Several times we have requested bikers not to cross because of the several accidents taking place here, but they don't listen. A police of-

Bikers lift unguarded gates on their own making this spot between Khar and Bandra the most accident-prone level crossing on the Western Railway

ficer should be stationed here all the times." Tarapurwala reacts, "Deploying a cop won't help. As when the bikers come in, a single cop cannot stop them, that is for sure. The locals here won't listen to them. The perfect solution is to fully barricade the crossing and only allow space for people to walk pass. As for the gate, a fully electronic sliding gate should be installed, which cannot be lifted at all." Biker Vishal Jadhav, a resident of Kherwadi, said, "My shop is near Bandra Talav, so the crossing save my time and money, otherwise I have to go full circle from Mahim Causeway. It is dangerous, but we have been doing this for several years now and will continue to do so."

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Miss.Manisha Ray to Miss. Manisha Rai as per Affidavit. C-9391 I have changed my name from Mrs. Seema Ray to Mrs. Suman Rai as per Affidavit. C-9392 I have changed my name from Mohd Isaf Gul Mohd Khan to Mohammed Ishaq Gul Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit. C-9393 I have changed my name from Nahidktar to Naheedakhtar Mohammed Ishaq Khan as per Affidavit. C-9394 I have changed my name from Miss. Shital Parasmal Jain to Mrs. Sheetal Ameet Shah as per Affidavit. C-9395 I have changed my name from Mr. Prakashkumar Takhtmal Kothari to Mr. Prakash Takhtmal Kothari as per Affidavit. C-9396 I have changed my name from Nehboob Hasan Chanekar to Mehbooba Hasan Chanekar as per Affidavit. C-9397 I have changed my name From Kudaye Juned Dawood to Kudaye Junaid Dawood as per Affidavit. C-9398 I have changed my name from Khalida Abubaker to Tarani Khalida Abubaker as per Affidavit. C-9399 I have changed my name from Eramnaz Mohammed Shakil Shaikh to Eram Shakil Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9400 I have changed my name from Mohammed Shakil Shaikh to Shakil Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9401 I have changed my name from Chetankumar Mohanlal Panchal To Chetan Mohanlal Panchal as per Govt. of Maha. Gazette No. X 89399. C-9402 I have changed my name from Khalid Sulaiman to Khalid Sulaiman Takey as per Affidavit. C-9403 I have changed my name from Vinod Gyanchand Gupta to Vinod Gyanchand Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-9404

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I have changed my name from Mushtak Ali Hamid Ali to Mustak Ali Hamid Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9408

I have changed my name from Dilip Hasmukh Soni to Dilkhush Hasmukh Soni as per Affidavit. C-9425

I have changed my name from Pinky Kumari Bhagwansingh to Pinky Kumari Bhagwansingh Mitharwal as per Affidavit. C-9442

I have changed my name from Chetankumar Sumatilal Shah to Chetan Sumatilal Shah as per Affidavit. C-9409

I have changed my name from Patel Brijesh Ashok to Desai Brijesh Ashok as per Affidavit. C-9426

I have changed my name from Pravinkumar Kantilal Jain to Pravin Kantilal Jain as per Affidavit. C-9443

I have changed my name from Manojkumar Mohanlal Jain to Manoj Mohanlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-9410

I have changed my name from Desai Hansaben Ashok to Desai Hansa Ashok as per Affidavit. C-9427

I have changed my name from Pushpa Jivraj Jain to Pushpaben Premji Shah as per Affidavit. C-9444

I have changed my name from Pankajkumar Suryamani Pandey to Pankaj Suryamani Pandey as per Affidavit. C-9411

I have changed my name from Subham Ramesh Jain to Shubham Ramesh Gundecha as per Affidavit. C-9428

I have changed my name from Premji Umarshi Gala to Premji Umarshi Shah as per Affidavit. C-9445

I have changed my name from Ashwinikumar Sardarmal Jain to Ashwinkumar Sardarmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-9412

I have changed my name from Mausmi to Mousumi Roy as per Affidavit. C-9429

I have changed my name from Vinit Mahesh Dedhia to Vineet Mahesh Dedhia as per Affidavit. C-9446

I have changed my name from Atik Kalani to Atik Ali Kalania as per Affidavit. C-9413

I have changed my name from Mohona Roy to Mohana Roy as per Affidavit. C-9430

I have changed my name from Premilaben Ratanshi Gada to Premila Bharat Haria as per Affidavit. C-9447

I have changed my name from Lakshmi Subhashini to Subhashini Kolli as per Affidavit. C-9414

I have changed my name from Ashok Kumar Shobhagmal Bagdiya to Ashok Kumar Shobhagmal Bagadia as per Affidavit. C-9431

I have changed my name from Veera Venkata Krishna Avinash to Veera Venkata Krishna Avinash Kolli as per Affidavit. C-9415 I have changed my name from Samir Suryakant Ghadi to Sameer Suryakant Ghadi as per Affidavit. C-9416 I have changed my name from Priyanka Ramesh Deepchandani to Sakshi Ramesh Deepchandani as per Affidavit. C-9417 We are changed our minor child name from J. Ritish Jayasankar Nadar to Ritisha Jayasankar Nadar as per Affidavit. C-9418 I have changed my name from Kirat Danmal Jain to Tirath Danmal Ranawat as per Affidavit. C-9419 I have changed my name from Sumitradevi Ghevarchand to Sumitra Tirath Ranawat as per Affidavit. C-9420 I, Ahmed Mohammad Siddique, have changed my name to Ahmed Mohammad Siddique Quadri vide Govt. Gazette No. (X-98001). C-9421

I have changed my name from Ketankumar Mansukhlal Vikam to Ketan Mansukhlal Vikam as per Affidavit. C-9432 I have changed my name from Maaipat Gopinath Mhatre to Mahipat Gopinath Mhatre as per Affidavit. C-9433 I have changed my name from Nita Lakhamshi Wadhan to Neeta Pravin Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9434

I have changed my name from Bharatkumar Shamji Hariya to Bharat Shamji Haria as per Affidavit. C-9448 I have changed my name from Rupinder Nagi to Rupinder Kaur Nagi as per Affidavit. C-9449 I have changed my name from Manjeet Nagi to Manjeet Kaur Nagi as per Affidavit. C-9450 I have changed my name from Nasiba Khatoon to Nasiba Jahoor Baig as per Affidavit. C-9451 I have changed my name from Ceaser Thomas Karwal to Ceasar Thomas Carvalho as per Affidavit. C-9452

I have changed my name from Pravin Varshibhai Bauwa to Pravin Vershi Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9435

I have changed my name from Bharatlal Shah to Bharatkumar Shah as per Affidavit. C-9453

I have changed my name from Laxmiben Varshibhai Bauwa to Laxmiben Vershi Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9436

I have changed my name from Azamadjany Rajubadshah Shaikh to Azmat Pasha Rajubadshah Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9454

I have changed my name from Varshibhai Bhurmal Bauwa to Vershi Bhurmal Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9437 I have changed my name from Pravin Varsi Bahuva to Pravin Varsi Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9438 I have changed my name from Neeta Pravin Bahuva to Neeta Pravin Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9439

I have changed my name from Gyanchandra Gupta to Gyanchand Jasiwal as per Affidavit. C-9405

I have changed my name from Govindankutty Asok to Ashok Govindankutty Menon as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9422

I have changed my name from Neil Jayant Prabhudessai to Neil Jayant Prabhudesai as per Affidavit. C-9406

I have changed my name from Fazle Haque Bashir Ahmed Quraishi to Fazle Haque Bashir Ahmed Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-9423

We, Mr Pravin Bauva & Mrs. Neeta Bauva, have changed our minor child name from Dhawani Pravin Bahuva to Dhawani Pravin Bauva as per Affidavit. C-9440

I have changed my name from Mrs.Naseem Banu Mushtak Ali to Mrs.Naseem Banu Mustak Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9407

I have changed my name from Priyanka Ramesh Sawant to Ayesha Fazle Haque Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-9424

I have changed my name from Mukesh Kumar Bhagwansingh to Mukesh Bhagwansingh Mitharwal as per Affidavit. C-9441

I have changed my name from Rafiqueulla Baig Jamirulla Baig to Rafique Baig Jamirulla Baig Mirza as per Affidavit. C-9455 I have changed my name from Rajababu to Rajababu Laxman Singh as per Affidavit. C-9456 I have changed my name from Zoya Eram Imtiyaz Dhongre to Zoya Imtiyaz Dhongre as per Affidavit. C-9457 I have changed my name from Imtiaz Mohamed Ali Dongre to Imtiyaz Mohamed Ali Dhongre as per Affidavit. C-9458 I have changed my name from Khalid Mustafa Moinuddin Tailor to Khalid Mustafa Moinuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9459

I have changed my name from Sanjay Pralhad Warade to Sanjay Pralhad Varade as per Affidavit. C-9460 I have changed my name from Suryabhan Rai to Surajbhan Rai as per Affidavit. C-9461 I have changed my name from Hanumant Vishwanathrao Deshmukh to Hanumantrao Vishwanathrao Deshmukh as per Affidavit. C-9462 I have changed my name from Hanmant Vishwanathrao to Hanumantrao Vishwanathrao Deshmukh as per Affidavit. C-9463 I have changed my name from Asma Mohamed Arif Kazi to Akbari Mohamed Arif Kazi as per Affidavit. C-9464 I have changed my name from Sairabanu Usman Shaikh to Saira Usman Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9465 I have changed my name from Yasmeenbanu Sheikh to Yasmin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9466 I have changed my name from Anwarali Sheikh to Anwar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9467 I have changed my name from Abidali Sheikh to Abid Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9468 I have changed my name from Dhanak Dilipkumar to Dhanak Dilip as per Affidavit. C-9469 I have changed my name from Soni Hiren to Dhanak Hiren as per Affidavit. C-9470

I have changed my name from Dhanak Naina to Dhanak Nayana as per Affidavit. C-9471 I have changed my name from Mallika Jivajeerao Jadhav to Malaika Jivajeerao Jadhav as per Afdt dated on 02/07/2013. C-9472 I have changed my name from Shamkant Bhaurao Desai to Shhaam Desai as per affidavit. C-9473 I have changed my name from Sunilkumar Ramchandra to Sunilkumar Ramchyandra Soheyta as per Affidavit. C-9474 I have changed my name from Heero Pahlaj Nagdev to Hero Pahlaj Nagdev as per Affidavit. C-9475 I have changed my name from Pahilaj Tejumal Nagdev to Pahlaj Tejumal Nagdev as per Affidavit. C-9476 I have changed my name from Dharamveer Deepak Naraiandas Khemchandani to Dharamveer Naraiandas Khemchandani as per Affidavit. C-9477 I have changed my name from Mohandas Salamatrai Rohra to Mohanlal Salamatrai Rohra as per Affidavit. C-9478 I have changed my name from Harjinlal Gurdasmal Keswani to Harjivanlal Gurdasmal Keswani as per Affidavit. C-9479 I have changed my name from Sarojben Satish Tiwari to Saroj Satish Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-9480 I have changed my name from Mr. Haribhau Namdeo Padmane to Mr.Hari Namdeo Padmane as per Affidavit 3rd July, 2013. C-9481

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Body of baby found in drain

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Agent arrested for stealing diamonds worth `10.6L

By Kainaz Choksey


44-year-old agent working in the diamond market was arrested on Wednesday night for stealing a packet of diamonds worth Rs. 10, 64,000 under the pretext of showing it to a customer and betraying the trust of a diamond merchant. The agent has been identified as Nishit Mahendra Mehta. According to the DB Marg police, Mehta was working in the Panchratna building at Opera House. On May 6 at 2 p.m, he visited the 44-year old complainant Seema Thakurbai Taniya’s office in the building, where he learnt that Taniya was looking for an agent to sell diamonds worth Rs.10, 64,000

Child was placed in plastic bag bearing a Surat address

By Tariq Khan

to. Mehta introduced his brother Shailesh to the victim on the assurance that his brother would find a client to sell off the diamonds to. “He then took the packet containing the diamonds, on the pretext of showing it to the customer,” said Senior Police Inspector, Ajit Surve of the DB Marg police station. After two or three days, when Shah did not return with the diamonds, Taniya approached the police. Mehta resides at Roop Sagar near the Afghan Consulate at Walkeshwar. The accused Nishit Mahendra Mehta is a resident of Parijat building at Marine Drive. According Surve, the accused has been arrested and booked under Section 379 (punishment for theft) under the Indian Penal Code.


he body of a newlyborn baby boy was found floating in a drain near a garden at Panther Nagar in Vikhroli on Thursday morning. The body, placed in a plastic bag, was spotted by some children who alerted local residents. “We initially thought that it might a doll, but were shocked when it was removed. The plastic bag had a Surat address,” said Vinod Kshirsat, 55, a local resident who fished out the body. The local residents then contacted the control room, after which Vikhroli police reached the spot. The body was sent to Rajawadi Hospital for post mortem. “There are no external injuries on the body. The drain flows from Ghatkopar towards Vikhroli and Vikhroli police personnel with the body of the newborn baby boy. meets the creek. The body might The police have registered a case of child under twelve years, by parhave been abandoned at least 24 hours before it was found,” said against unidentified person under ent or person having care of it and Vilas Chavan, police inspector of Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 318 (Concealment of birth by se317 (Exposure and abandonment cret disposal of dead body). Vikhroli police station.

APMC police nabs trailer thief By Amit Srivastav


Man lands up to shoot politicians

ployed a team of our officials to survey the area. The team noticed Gaur loitering and he was detained on the suspicion that he was involved in the thefts,” said Vivek Lawand, Police Inspector, APMC police station. In the police interrogation, Gaur revealed that he and two of his friends stole a trailer from the truck

Patrolling cops stop him, confiscate weapon, and take him into custody By Zuber Ansari

photograph. But it was not clear as to who had given him the contract 48-year-old man with a crimi- to kill the politician. It is suspected nal background, has been ar- that othere members of his gang rested after he was allegedly caught may still be in the city. Subhash Dafle, senior inspector wandering with an expensive loaded revolver in Kurar area of of Kurar police station, said, “We Malad (East), in the wee hours booked him under relevant sections of the Arms Act and produced of Thursday morning. Noor Mohammad Qayamuddin him court on Thursday. A sophistiAnsari was nabbed by patrolling cated revolver with five live rounds policemen at around 3 a.m. near has been seized from him. We have the Reliance office in Kurar. Police gained his custody for seven days.” “Ansari has robbery cases against officials revealed that the accused had come to the city to shoot a him in Dindoshi police station. He politician of whom he was shown a is a resident of Santosh Nagar near


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he APMC police have arrested a 25-year-old man, who allegedly stole a trailer from the APMC truck terminal three weeks ago along with two associates. The man was found loitering around the truck terminal when he was detained. With the rise of vehicles thefts



Dindoshi in Malad East. He is a native of Uttar Pradesh and lives here with his wife and children,” said investigating officer, sub inspector Umesh Gound of Kurar police station. When asked if Ansari had already used the firearm to attack someone, Mr. Gound said, “No. The firearm has five bullet chambers. All were filled. He claims that his intention was to target any rich looking person to threaten him at gunpoint and rob him. We are probing the case further to find out if he had any other intention.” Azad Shrivastav | ADC

Umesh Gaur being taken to custody by APMC police, yesterday. around the APMC market area, the APMC have deployed a team of police personnel to keep vigil. On Wednesday afternoon, the police found the accused Umesh Gaur (25), a native of Gujarat loitering around the area. “When he was questioned, he kept changing his statement to mislead us”, said the APMC police. He was then detained on the suspicion that he was involved in the theft, and was taken to the police station for further interrogation. “To keep a check on the frequent vehicle thefts in the area over the last couple of weeks, we have de-

terminal around twenty days ago and he had been looking for a customer to sell it. Lawand added that the police have recovered the trailer which was stolen. “We have recovered the trailer from Kalamboli. We suspect the accused were planning to steal more vehicles from the area. We are now on the lookout for the other two accused involved in the crime,” he said. He also added that both the absconders are residents of Navi Mumbai. Gaur has been booked under Sections 379 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

DCP Zone VII, with police officers, conducted a press conference at the CP office on Thursday, to announce successful detection of two murder cases in Vikhroli and Mulund. The police briefed mediapersons about the modus operandi of the accused Shubham Juvatkar, Hitesh Kubal and Nayan Rupwate.


Govt to open veggie stalls to bring down prices

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By Prashant Hamine


n a bid to arrest the rising prices of vegetables the state government has decided to open seven to eight vegetable stalls in Mumbai through the aegis of the State Cooperation department. Disclosing this yesterday, Minister for Agriculture and Cooperation Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil stated that the move will help in lowering the vegetable prices in Mumbai by 33 per cent. The government has in principle agreed to set up the vegetable stalls in Western and Eastern Suburbs, at Apna Bazar in South Mumbai, Sahakari Bhandar, Supari Baug CoopContinued from pg 1 « tenements measuring between 225 and 260 sq. ft and comprising Somanigram Colony were constructed by the MMRDA almost 8 years ago primarily to accommodate PAPs from different parts of the city. The quality of the construction however, is terrible since it was carried out by inexperienced contractors at a paltry rate of Rs.


e-TENDER NOTICE The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai invites e-Tenders for various works from the government registered contractors, who are also registered as ‘MCGM Vendor’; Bidder should also give Rs. 1 lack performance guarantee for the details of 57 number of Tenders of estimated amount Rs. 27438620.71 respective tender documents and process of e-Tendering, please visit Sd/Public Relations Officer PRO/401/ADV/2013 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

Take Notice that My Client, Shri Subhash Suryadev Tiwari concern person of M/s Kolhapur Ice & Cold Storage Co. who is owner of Flat No. 602, Mahavir Arcade, Opp.: Green Court Club, Hatkesh Road, Off. MiraBhayander Road, Mira Road (E), Dist: Thane 401107 & member of Om Mahavir Arcade CHS Ltd. have been lost or misplaced on 30-06-2013, the Original Agreement for the sale of above mentioned flat entered dated 17-01-2002 between Shri Hiralal Premshankar Paliwal And M/s Suraj Developer duly registered under no. TNN2-162-2002 on 1701-2002 in the vicinity of Kurar Village, Malad (E), Mumbai area while traveling in the Auto Rickshaw, any person found/trace the said Original Agreement for sale please return to Shri Subhash Suryadev Tiwari contact no. 9819145658 and address at Flat No. 205, Tapasya Building Behind Reliance Fresh, Bhayander (W), Dist : Thane or any committee member of the Society.

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erative Society. For the last few days prices of vegetables have seen sharp increase. Vikhe-Patil added that the drought con-

dition in some parts of the state has also affected the prices of vegetable and resulted in 15 percent fall in production. He added that

32 PACKS OF CARDS 515 per sq. ft. RTI activist, Sulaiman Bhiman alleges that if a structural audit is not carried out immediately, there could be another “Mumbra-like” situation. As per the Indian Plumbing Code, the drainage chambers in a building should be 1.5 metres away from the buildings. In this case however, they are touching the buildings and eventually leading to the sewage seeping into the underground water tanks located at the same height. Besides this, the drainage lines are not connected to the main sewer, leading to a continuous overflow of water. The seepage of sewage contaminates the drinking water, automatically affecting the health of the residents. Also, since the drainage chamber is touching the building, it damages the plinth and foundation of the buildings. If water and sewage problems were not enough, the lifts in the eight-storied buildings are not maintained

and in building R-14, three out of the six lifts are permanently out of order, since the motor and other costly parts have been stolen. The garbage from the colony is also not collected and the roads, which are already in a bad shape, are not swept regularly. There is also no medical centre in the area. As of now the transit camp in buildings R-14 and R-15 has been given to Grace Property India Pvt. Ltd and Sarvadharmi, a proposed SRA society, for the PAPs from Gilbert Hill, Andheri West. However, the camp is being misused. It may be recalled that on August 31 last year, the MMRDA had slapped a notice on 54 of the 422 squatters in the colony and asked them to hand over the possession of the flats they were occupying. However, they have paid no heed to the notice and still continue to occupy the flats. A team of over 20 senior officers from the MMRDA, led by the Metropolitan

through the aegis of Agriculture Produce Market Committee, Vashi about 100 vegetable stalls have been proposed to be set up in Mumbai. A coordination committee of the APMC has been set up for the purpose. The vegetables will be sold to consumers on no profit, no loss basis. In order to make the exercise successful the government has called upon social organizations, womens savings groups, private trusts to support the government initiative. The vegetable stalls will be set up in the premises of cooperative societies and no rent will be charged for that. Commissioner UPS Madan, visited the buildings on Wednesday. Madan directed the concerned officers to take corrective action and follow up on the matter on a weekly basis. BJP Corporator Dilip Patel was also present during the inspection. In a nut shell, the MMRDA gives the PAPs tenements free of cost and also makes a one time payment of Rs. 20,000 per house hold as a ‘disturbance allowance’. Once the PAPs are provided with accommodation, issues such as garbage clearance and water supply are supposed to be handled by the BMC, for which it collects taxes. However, most MMRDA colonies are neglected by the BMC. When the ADC tried to contact the BMC’s P South Ward Officer Ramakant Biradar, he did not respond to repeated phone calls. However sources in the P ward office said that a shortage of conservancy staff has prevented the BMC from being able to clear the garbage. However once they receive sufficient manpower, they will take over the work of garbage clearance in Somanigram.


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be identified said, “It has been almost 15 days that the as rival political factions fight cops have been having free for control of the institution. meals from us. When they With the police guarding the are done eating, they just institute day and night, and walk away. The college is propolice vans and anti-riot po- tected, but at the end of the lice stationed in the vicinity, day we are in a loss. Are they students are generally tip- here for protection or just to toeing around. However, the eat and go?” Another hawker students are not the only stated that the cops have ones bothered by the pres- been asking them for food ence of cops. The hawkers lo- and if they refuse to serve cated around the college them, they are threatened have been catering to the that their food stalls will be cops’ demands for food and taken away and they will be are expected to give it away heavily fined. “We are giving out more to the cops than for free. The hawkers around the what we are earning,” he college area have claimed added. Dayashankar Singh, Presithat cops on duty have been demanding free food and dent, Azaad Hawkers Union snacks from them. One of the said, “It has been happening hawkers, who did not wish to in the whole city. We hawkers

are looted and if at all we argue or refuse, we are taken away by the police and have to pay heavy fines. Be it any bandobast or security protection, we are always an easy target to be looted.” A few hawkers have said that though a few policemen have been paying for what they eat, many of them just eat and leave without a word. When the ADC spoke to Ravindra Sisve, DCP, ZONE 1, Mumbai police, he said, “Till now there are no such complaints, but if any of the hawkers having such complaints report it to me, I will surely take strict action against the cops involved. It is a wrong practice being followed by the cops and the guilty will be punished”.


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A new technology which allows organs to be reconstructed using an individual’s stem cells is all set to be used in August this year

By A Staff Reporter

Speaking about this technology Dr. Seifalian said, hirteen years of re- “With this organ developing search on organ devel- technology a person’s nose, opment has now paved ears, wind pipe and arteries a way for people who have can be grown. I have successlost an organ to illness, an ac- fully implanted a trachea cident or even congenital de- (wind pipe) and saved a life. fect. A technology that grows In this technology, we first an organ from an individual’s make a scaffolding of the re-


own stem cells has been discovered by Dr. Alex Seifalian; and Dr. Ashesh Bhumekar, known as the father of pinna reconstruction surgery in India, is set to use this technology on one of his patients by mid August this year.

quired organ size and fill it up with the individual’s own stem cells. With the help of a certain machine and chemicals, we make the stem cells take the shape of the required organ. We then implant it under the skin of the person’s

arm or behind the ears and let it grow there. As the implant grows under the skin, blood vessels develop inside the scaffolding and skin develops over it. This takes around four weeks. And once this happens, we take it out and surgically place the implant in the right place.” According to Dr. Bhumekar this technology is better than the current method of using the cartilage from the ribs for pinna or external ear reconstruction surgery. “To get cartilage the patient has to be cut near the ribs. The cartilage is then placed around wires that are moulded in the required shape and size. Vacuum ensures that the cartilage sticks to the wire mould. We then surgically place the ear. In this method, the ear does look close to a natural ear but it lacks the finish and smoothness of a natural ear and is also rather hard. With Dr. Seifalian’s discovery, we can give patients ears that are softer and cosmetically and aesthetically better looking,” said Dr. Bhumekar who is going to use this type of implant on one of his patients in August this year.

Boil your water By Vishnudas Sheshrao


he city is getting contaminated water from its dams. Citizens from various parts of the metropolis are complaining that the water is muddy brown or yellow in colour. Consequently, the general health of public has suffered, with an outbreak of gastro reported in south central Mumbai and Chembur area, affecting 582 persons. Besides, some other patients of cholera have been found in B ward. The Hydraulic department has appealed to citizens to boil and filter water before consumption. An estimated 997 complaints about contaminated water have been registered so far at the control room. Most are from Worli, Lalbaug, Mazgaon, Parel, Sion, Chembur and Ghatkopar.

Executive Health officer Dr Arun Bamne confirmed that a cholera patient was found in B ward, and local ward offices were told to distribute chlorine tablets in areas where gastro cases were reported. Hydraulic Engineer Ramesh Bamble (who was on the leave) said on the phone “This is recurring phenomena.

Every year after first heavy rains, water gets yellowbrown. It is release only after being found fit for human consumption. When we get a specific complaint, our department checks for leakages, and for contamination through tests on water samples. People must boil water before consumption.”


Dengue’s first victim in Mira Road Show cause notice to hospital for not sharing information about 42-yr-old dengue patient who died By Suresh Golani


he dreaded dengue claimed its first victim in Mira Road on Wednesday, when 42-year-old Vishwanath Govind Sahu, died of Dengue Shock Syndrome at the Bhakti Vedanta Hospital. Sahu, a resident of Rashmi Drustant building in the Mangal Nagar area of Mira Road, worked as an insurance agent and was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of dengue on June 30. His condition worsened and he succumbed to the killer disease on Wednes-

Dengue victim Vishwanath Sahu day evening. Even as death certificates issued by the hospital stated that the patient had tested positive and died of dengue, health department officials in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) refused to confirm the authenticity of the reports. “We have collected the blood samples which will be sent for lab testing, as only civil laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease end up

as statistics with the Health Department,” said deputy municipal commissioner, Dr. Sambhaji Panpatte, adding that a show cause notice will be issued to the hospital for not informing the MBMC about the suspected dengue patient. In the meanwhile, ten fresh cases of suspected dengue have been reported from the Mira Bhayandar region, taking the total of such patients to 14. All these patients are being treated at various private hospitals in the region. Alarmed by rising cases of dengue, health officials have initiated collecting of water samples from the localities where the death and other suspected cases have been reported. While the affected areas are being sensitized, blood tests of patients complaining of fever, vomiting and headache are being done, officials said.


No principles, just individualistic politics T

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Ponder awhile… “Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.” — Jim Wallis

No govt relief for people in distress T

HERE has been no sign of any relief work in many villages in Uttarakhand. In some 60 villages in Uttarakhand people are complaining that since the beginning of the disaster, they had no food or water. The government they said, had forgotten them. The management says that is not the case: offices of the state government and a magistrate have shown themselves up two days ago and promised the victims they will get relief soon. Nothing has happened. The people’s distress continues. The chief minister and the officials keep making promises but they have failed to deliver. There are thousands of organisations and people elsewhere in the country who are ready to go to Uttarakhand and render huge assistance to the people of the temple state. The Congress government is placing restrictions on them and is busy zealously ensuring that credit goes only to the party in none else. From the very start, it is being seen that politics has come in the way of adequate relief work. The RSS would have, for instance, rendered huge assistance in a state where there are holy rivers and centuries-old temples. Many an offer of help has met with rebuff from the chief minister. The distress of the victims of the disaster will continue because the chief minister has the sympathy and support of the UPA government in Delhi.



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HE decision of the Janata Dal (United) to leave the NDA announced by party president Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has understandably provoked sharp reaction in the media. Deccan Herald (June 17) called it “a big blow to the BJP-led alliance” and “its timing should be a matter of considerable worry” for the party. Stating that “Nitish will have to walk a tight rope to succeed in the Lok Sabha polls”, the paper said that talking of forming a federal front on a third front of regional parties which have nothing in common among them “will only be a fractious grouping without a glue to bind it.” The New Indian Express (June 17) thought that “it is clear that many BJP leaders are more interested in Prime Ministership than in defeating the Congress” but added that “the only consolation for the megalomaniac BJP leaders is that the ruling Congress has been equally haughty in dealing with its allies.” The paper said that “though coalition politics has come to stay, the two main political parties are still clueless about how to handle their allies” and “they must follow coalition dharma based on an acceptable code of conduct and agenda”. The Hindu (June 17) was critical of Modi saying that the relationship of Bihar in NDA has ended “not on a point of principle, though that is the JDU’s claimed reason” but “because of one individual: Narendra Modi”. Modi, said the paper, has “become a metaphor for divisive sectarian politics” and criticised the RSS for “being disingenuous in rebuking the JD(U) for presuming Modi would run for Prime Ministership.”

Oppositional politics The Asian Age (June 17) said India has reached “the end of a fatiguing era in oppositional politics” and “significant re-alignments could be on the cards” even while the breakup “leaves the BJP bereft of the only ‘secular’ ally that soldiered on with it after 2004”. The JD(U), said the paper “could not abide with the RSS’s meddling in the BJP’s affairs to the extent of influencing the NDA as well.” Hindustan Times (June 17) felt that “Nitish Kumar had little choice other than parting with his saffron ally” since the projection of Modi as leader of the BJP “would be incompatible with his fundamental belief”. The paper thought that the BJP obviously “calcu-


lates that it will have new allies when it shows its strength” and “the only way to attain that strength is by letting Modi lead a campaign across the country.” That calculation, said the paper, “is partly true”. While Modi’s leadership is essential for a party that has been lethargic and ineffective, the same is causing friction with the allies (and) this is a dilemma that the BJP will not find easy to resolve”, the paper concluded.

MEDIAWATCH M.V. Kamath Earlier, on June 10, The Free Press Journal had noted that the BJP “did the right thing in Goa by clinching the leadership issue”. The paper felt that Advani who had “played his innings and contributed a lot to his side” had had his day, but “it was time for him to gracefully step aside. It said: “It did not become him to even allow the impression to gain ground that he had become a dissident in his own party” and “he cannot possibly believe that an electorate three fourths below the age of 35 would catapult him in the Prime Ministerial ‘Gaddi’. However, said the paper, “Modi will have to soften his image (since) Gujarat is not India.” The Guwahati-based The Sentinel (June 13) said “Modi has to his credit a stupendous track record in his state”, his “greatest unique selling point (USP) being prioritising “development over everything else… where castes and religion will not matter”. On the other hand, argued the paper “Advani has outlived his purpose” even if it is true that “his contribution to his party is immense”. But that, said the paper, “cannot be the sole qualification when times have changed and when new ideas are in the womb of new imaginations.” The Pioneer (June 19) carried two articles, one by Nimai Charan Sahu on the same day

Everything that is joyful

 Vedanta shows that everything that is joyful in this life is but a particle of that real joy, because that is the only joy there is. Every moment we are enjoying the absolute bliss, though covered up, misunderstood and caricatured. Wherever there is any blessing, blissfulness, or joy, even the joy of the thief in stealing, it is that Absolute Bliss coming out, only it has become obscured, muddled up, as it were, with all sorts of extraneous conditions, and misunderstood.  We have seen how happiness is either in the body or in the mind, or in the Atman. With animals, and in the lowest of human beings, who are very much like animals, happiness is all in the body. No man can eat with the same pleasure as a famished dog, or a wolf; so, in the dog and the wolf the happiness is entirely in the body. In men we find a

higher plane of happiness, that of thought, and in the Jnani there is the highest plane of happiness in the Self, the Atman. So to the philosopher this knowledge of the Self is of the highest utility, because it gives him the highest happiness possible. Sense gratifica-

MATTER & SPIRIT tion or physical things cannot be of the highest utility to him, because he does not find in them the same pleasure that he finds in knowledge itself; and after all, knowledge is the one goal, and is the highest happiness.  The miseries of the world cannot be cured by physical help only. Until man’s nature changes, these physical needs will arise, and miseries will always be felt, and no amount of physical help will cure them completely.

and another by Sapna Singh a day earlier (June 18). Sapna Singh said “what could have been avoided is the atmosphere of bitterness in which the parting of ways took place.” Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said the paper, “behaved in a petty fashion by sacking “Ministers who belonged to the BJP”. Singh said that the BJP “has a major presence” in Bihar and “many bipartisan observers believe the party can actually do better without JDU” and “there are no full stops in politics”. But, added Singh, “the biggest loser in this political game is Bihar.” Nimai Charan Sahu said “Advani commanded the BJP even as it steadily lost allies over the past few years and ended up with no more than four major partners from the earlier two dozen”. How does this square up with his present talk?” he asked. Continuing, he wrote: “Advani is not the bond that can keep the NDA together. He was not before, he is not now.” Sahu said that “not since 2002 has Modi resorted to communal rabble-rousing” besides which he has “refrained from talking of Hindutva from public platforms” and has “successfully initiated the politics of industrial development in his home state.”

The only difference In a strongly worded article Sahu asked how Modi is different from Advani for the JD(U) and for such other ‘secularists’ in the BJP? “The only difference” he said, “is that the latter is far more senior. But is seniority alone the key to acceptability?’ Sahu wanted to know “what prompted Advani to suddenly push for the same Gadkari only a few months later as a counter to Modi” when months earlier he had seen to it that Gadkari lost the party’s presidentship. In conclusion he said: Advani is a tall leader and his statements are nothing short of being grand, even when they are mundane. But he is losing space within the party due to his own obstinacy and partly because of the fact that his golden era is well and truly over. If only he could gracefully reconcile to these realities…” Reading other comments that seems to be the majority feeling of political columnists. Nevertheless it would have been in the fitness of things that Advani was given his dues as a major figure in building up the BJP structure down the years, which, even his worst critics surely would admit, has been substantial. The only solution to this problem is to make mankind pure. Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see. Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.  Man thinks foolishly that he can make himself happy, and after years of struggle finds out at last that true happiness consists in killing selfishness and that no one can make him happy except himself.  So long as there is desire no real happiness can come. It is only the contemplative, witnesslike study of objects that brings to us real enjoyment and happiness.  The animal has its happiness in the senses, the man in his intellect, and the god in spiritual contemplation. It is only to the soul that has attained to this contemplative state that the world really becomes beautiful. To him who desires nothing, and does not mix himself up with them, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity. — Swami Vivekananda

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the climate is bad, actually “ “Rupee, is also not in motion everywhere it’s loose motion the govt. also suffers pain the opposition too has vericose veins truly, the climate is in loose motion”

Our brave jawans & ‘others’ FEW days ago I saw a photo of our gallant jawans in this very newspaper and was impressed a lot like all patriotic Indians. They made a ‘bridge’ of their bodies and helped the children to cross over the horribly flooded river Alaknanda even at the cost of their own life. Thus our brave jawans use time management and save us, all Indians indiscriminately, by laying down not only their bodies, family life, homely comforts but also their most precious lives whenever needed. In fact, all our jawans from all the security forces, BSF, CRPF, NDRF, ITBP and many others lay down everything for the nation and her people. But extremely shockingly, our shameless netas and their equally shameless ‘successor’ babus lay down the nation and their own countrymen, women and children and all the honest tax payers and their money for their own seven, nay, seventeen generations. My late father used to say frequently, “Our slave nation gave us the ‘diamonds and gems of patriotism’, but our independent nation gave us nothing but completely self-centered, most selfish, power greedy heartless



‘stones,’, except a few like Lal Bahadur Shastri, Morarji Desai among others.” By the way, it is learnt that celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar and the ‘Big B’ could only praise our jawans’ courage

Kumar has already donated one lakh rupees and a garbage gleaner from Mumbai has donated his hard earned Rs. 20,000/-. What are BCCI and the ‘crorepati’ cricket ‘stars’ and the film and TV ‘stars’ doing for their own countrymen? Is this unity? Is this solidarity? Is this patriotism? Our netas, babus, cricketers, BCCI and filmstars are birds of same feather. A national shame? — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali


DAREDEVILS ALL! Our brave security forces use time management and save us all Indians impartially, by laying down not only their bodies, family life, homely comforts, but also their most precious lives whenever needed. and ‘saluted’ them but they both and M.S. Dhoni have not contributed any amount to help Uttarakhand pilgrims and the local victims till date; while a less known cricketer Bhuvaneswar

I SAW a great effort is being made by goonj. I fully support for the assistance and services provided by goonj. Some days back, in the IBN7 news, I saw there are nearly 8,900 people still missing. They are from all the states. I would appeal to all Indians who can contribute to this tragedy either in material, finance or any form of assistance to our own people who need succour in this situation. I would like to voluntarily help people who are in distress in whatever way by emailing to all people of India. Also support goonj an NGO who is doing very well in almost all areas.

— Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra

Testing time for Team India SRI LANKA won the match by a whopping margin of 161 runs. Again it was the Lankan side, which dismissed Team India for a paltry 54 at Sharjah to record India’s lowest FITTING TRIBUTE: Ideally, the Eastern total score in one-day matches with Freeway should be named after the late so many superstars in the side. Wing Commander, DarryI Castelino (IAF). Rohit Sharma perished early and and not interested in any public the other opener Dhawan could not place being named after any politi- last long. There was a mini collapse cal leader and to end this stunt it as IPL heroes Murali Vijay and Virat will be fitting tribute that the East- Kohli could not put a substantial ern Freeway be named after Wing score to give the team a fitting reply. Commander DarryI Castelino who When the ship was sinking Ravindra died in a helicopter crash during Jadeja helped himself score 49 to rescue operation in flood-ravaged show that he is a man to watch in Uttarakhand in which he along with the next couple of games. Suresh his colleague saved nearly 300 peo- Raina ran himself out and the hype, ple and laid down his life for the hoopla and hysteria about the country. The urgent need of the team’s performance came to naught hour is that all the political parties with a huge defeat, which put us last of the state must give tribute to de- in the table and a high negative net parted Indian Air Force (IAF) hero run rate. From now onwards it is do by naming the Freeway after him so or die for Team India. Apart from that he can be remembered for his winning, the team needs to look for courageous action in the time of run rate and run quotient. crises in the minds of people for — Chitra Krishnan, Sanpada long long time. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

— Murugesh Iyer, Thane


The vagaries of monsoon Kanimozhi as MP unethical M. KARUNANIDHI’S daughter Kanimozhi is well known to the world in connetion with 2G scam and she is now reportedly on bail. Inspite of being involved in such an unprecedented scam she has been made a Rajya Sabha MP which certainly is against the basic ehtics. Moreover, the DMK had only 23 MLAs as against 34 MLAs required to vote for her. Karunanidhi, her father, had shamelessly pursued other weak

quality MBBS…” (ADC, July 3). An overwhelming number of Indian students, who acquire medical qualifications, invariably seek job opportunities in America and Europe. These western countries DO NOT recognise degrees obtained from Russian and Chinese universities. This fact should be borne in mind before seeking admission to the medical courses run by any of the universities from the Communist nations. — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

Tax Returns online/ offline??

IMMORAL: Kanimozhi has serious charges against her in the 2G scam as on date. It’s not fair for her to be part of the Rajya Sabha. parties in his own inimitable style to somehow see her through. These sort of bad practices and lack of a clear legislation are mocking at the well-meaning people and she as a MP would be riding on the precious taxpayers’ money when the post can be nullified as the same would serve no useful purpose or glorify our national cause. Further, she in the capacity of MP and her proximity with the highly placed govt. machinery and bureaucrats duly assisted by her father would spare no effort to get acquitted from the 2G scam.

EVERY year the govt. and the tax department make announcements about filing IT Returns online. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that the IT websites do not respond -responsive to users and do not function in the desired manner. Even basic information such as TDS Tax Credit (Form 26AS), cannot be viewed. This leaves users frustrated and it’s no surprise that users give up and revert back to the pen and paper modes to fill up and submit their tax returns in the old, time tested manner. Authorities should consider these issues in a practical manner and not penalise tax-payers who file their tax returns ‘offline’. Similarly, getting the much hyped ‘Aadhaar Card’ even is an equally frustrating exercise! Indian babus, do please just try to log in to know your ‘Aadhaar Card’ status! The website never seems to work and provides the much needed answer! — Karani, Mumbai

What an irony; it’s a pity!

A LEADING English daily has published a photograph of a conference held in Saudi Arabia, which was attended by representatives from 15 — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai Islamic countries. The purpose of the gathering was to hold discussion on the problems faced by womenfolk in these theocratic naI REFER to the informative article “A tions. What marks the event as un-

Attention, Indian medicos

usual is the fact that all the participating delegates were MALES. — Vineet Phadtare, Borivali

Name E. Freeway after????? LOT of hue and cry have been raised by some political parties to name the Eastern Freeway after their founders and leaders for their selfish political interest and gain. I am of the opinion that citizens of Mumbai are fed up with this political tug-of-war between the parties

MONSOON ailments are on the rise. Every second person you meet is either coughing or is having a jelly belly. A few limericks: “Boil your water BMC water is getting hotter it comes in every colour bacteria inside is multicolour god save us, they are taking us for slaughter “ “The traffic cop, has an upset belly maybe he is taking too much jelly please diet sir light diet prefer

The caption to our report ‘Obscene Constable’ on Thursday, July 4, should have read as: ‘The accused Ashok Panjare hiding his face’. The error is sincerely regretted.

Throwing stones from glass houses not done! IT is a given that the same opposition members who are now clamouring for his head have themselves spent several crores on their own election. This has reference to your article ‘Issue notices to Gadkari, Modi‘ (ADC, July 1). The uproar over Gopinath Munde’s remark at a public function that he had spent Rs. 8 crore in the last election only exposes the shameful hypocrisy of our political class. Munde may have shot himself in the foot with his unguarded utterance, but he was only being honest. It is a given that the same opposition members who are now clamouring for his head have themselves spent several crores on their own election. In a system where votes — particularly of the poorer sections of society -- are openly bought, Rs. 25 lakh, or even Rs. 40 lakh does not go very far. Expenditure of crores is a must — and Election Commission guidelines be damned. Bribing voters has become inevitable, since none of the candidates can hope to get elected based purely on their miserable and callous performance of governance. People who live in glass

HONEST MUNDE: It is a given that the same opposition members who are now clamouring for Gopinath head have themselves spent several crores also for their own election. houses should not throw stones. — Firoze Hirjikaka, Colaba   

NARENDRA MODI, in his over enthusiasm, has been behaving like a despot. He should recall as to what happened to his party during last election when Advani, Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad called Manmohan Singh a ‘nikamma’, ‘nightwatchman’ and

a ‘glorified caretaker’, respectively. While, Congress is submerged in all kinds of scams and scandals. Modi has boasted that he has rescued 15,000 Gujratis in Uttarakhand which prompted Congress to call him a ‘Rambo’, whatever it may mean. Modi must have restraint, since, as of now, he has been able to sideline his mentor L.K. Advani only. First, he should prove that he can be an alternative to Congress and not a replacement. People, somehow, are not convinced that BJP, with the present set up, is not in a position to provide an alternative governance in the country. At best, Modi can be compared to Uttra, a character in Mahabharata epic. His arrogance and audacity will consume him and he will be nowhere to be seen. People, when helpless, clutch even a blade of grass to save themselves. Therefore, there is no wonder as to why BJPwalas are clinging to Modi. He is the last hope for them. With Advani’s lying on bed of nails, the party is bereft of leaders. God save BJP from its own members! — M.H. Nayak, Mumbai


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Don’t worry, take this Exam as a rite of passage to the future


By Bhaktti Desai


he school academic year has started and all of you are now proud to be in Class X, preparing to appear for the final the first public examination of your academic career. Some of you must have started preparing for the examination by sacrificing your summer vacation after the Class IX examination and joining a class or private tuitions. You will be one of the nearly two lakh students who would be appearing for the examination from the state. There is nothing to worry. These examinations are no different from your school examinations, except the fact that you have to make sure that you try to score every mark, as all the marks that you score would help you in your career, as these marks help you in getting admission to the best colleges, where there is a tough competition for admission. If you plan your studies and work out your system, good marks will not be difficult for you. Ensure that you keep stress away. You must also ensure that you do not allow even your near and dear ones to give

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you tension by repeating that you are now an SSC student and that it is not easy to pass the examination. If you take tension of the examination, you will not be able to concentrate on your studies. The most important things for any student are rest and diet. Make sure that you take good amount of rest. If you can manage with seven to eight hours of good sleep at a stretch, it will help you in grasping your studies better. Doctors advise that it is better to go to bed early and rise early, instead of the other way round. So avoid late night movies or television watching and of course stay away from chats on the internet. If you get up early and study for a couple of hours in the wee hours, it will help you in a great way. No matter how stressful the preparation phase may be, it is important that you get adequate rest for your body before the exam. Good and nutritious food is very essential for the body. Do not over eat, as that will make you feel drowsy and will also increase your acidity, but eat the right food. Eat less oil and say no to junk food. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and nuts. A fist of grams (Channa) are always better than a vada pav. A good breakfast is a must. A large number of students attending morning school prefer to skip breakfast an d have a vada pav or so around 10 am during the short recess. They should make it a point to have breakfast in the morning. Initially it will be difficult to have breakfast so early, since you are not used to it, but gradually you will be able to do so and would soon develop the habit of having breakfast. Ask somebody at home to pack lunch for you, which you can have at school. Avoid soft drinks. Instead, have lime juice—nimbu sharbat—but not from the roadside, as that could cause infection. You could have it when you come back from school and see how refreshing it is. At the same time make sure that you drink plenty of water too and see to it that your body is not dehydrated. It is still not too late to work a study timetable. You must have already been given a timetable of subjects in school, but you need to have a time table for your extra study at home, after completing your home work. The least you ought to do is complete all your home work, but it will help you if you revise at home, all that has been taught in school that day. This has two advantages, it will help you understand and remember all that has been taught and it will also help you know if you find it difficult to understand anything that was taught in the class earlier in the day. In such a situation, you could always ask the subject teacher to solve your difficulty the next day. Discuss all the subjects with your friends, as it will help you know how much you have understood topics taught by teachers. When you solve the difficulties of your friends, you realise your understanding of the subject .

Being single and retired is no proof against harassment, even by multi-national Miriam D’Souza (65) filed a complaint with IFB to fix a minor problem, but ended up with a severe short circuit that burnt her switchboard

By Dhriti Menon


o Multi national companies not care about customer service anymore? For Miriam D’Souza (65) who lives alone in Andheri, it would seem so. Back in March she had filed a complaint with IFB regarding her washing machine’s washer that needed fixing. IFB’s customer service providers, ‘Perfect Cool Services’ sent a worker to fix the problem. What she ended up with was a severe short circuit that burnt the switchboard into which the washing machine was plugged. D’Souza recounts, “There was a loud blast, leading to a short circuit. Smoke poured out from plug points around my flat. Fortunately I had installed a Stop Shock gadget which tripped or my flat might have been on fire. When I informed Mr Mendes, Service Co-ordinator, Perfect Cool Services, he

merely said that these things happen and did not apologise for the damage to my flat.” She still proceeded to pay for the labour charges and replacement of parts amounting to around Rs.600. A second technician was sent the next day who allegedly claimed that the first technician had messed things up to a considerable level, and so he could not do anything about it. He proceeded to call his trainer, a Mr. Monteiro, to ask what was to be done. D’souza spoke to him as well, imploring him to send someone trained to fix the problem. Instead he refused to and proceeded to give the electrician directions over the phone which led to a second short circuit. Although Monteiro came later and fixed the problem, the damage now caused to the wiring of D’Souza’s house had racked up a bill of around Rs.15,000. “The first technician, who caused the major short circuit,

said he was not an employee of PCS, but a contract worker. The second technician tried to blame me for the short circuit caused by him. He had asked me to switch off all appliances. As a measure of extra precaution, I decided to unplug the appliances as well. He said that the short circuit had occurred because of this action!” insists Ms D’Souza. Another electrician contradicted the second technician’s claims and deduced that the cause of the short circuit was not because of the unplugging of gadgets in the house. D’Souza kept in touch with the regional manager of IFB, Vinay Mathur through phone and email, explaining the problems. “Initially, the Service-in-Charge, IFB, tried to brow beat me into allowing PCS to make a third attempt to burn down my house. However, Mathur agreed to send the trainer Monteiro from IFB, to attend to the ap-

pliance. However, he refuses to reimburse me or give me any assurance that the appliance has not been weakened/affected by the blast inside the washing machine.” Fed up of not receiving a proper response, Miriam D’Souza wrote to the CGSI for the first time on April 26, 2013 with the details of the issue. Dr.M.S Kamath, the secretary of the CGSI, said, “We have sent countless mails to IFB but haven’t received any reply. This is a clear matter where both the parties need to come together and compromise, but one party is refusing to even do that, which is quite unprofessional of IFB.” Miriam D’Souza was then contacted by a woman from IFB’s Branch Training in Mumbai, who asked if she could meet her and discuss what could be done. At this point, the aggrieved woman requested that a formal letter, putting the matter on record be sent to her by IFB (regarding their com-

promise) instead of a casual face to face meeting. To this proposal, D’Souza got no reply. When ADC got in touch with the woman from Branch Training, she claimed that IFB was willing to compensate for the Rs.600 damage but was not going to foot the bill of Rs.15,000 as the expert who inspected D’Souza’s house claimed that the house wiring was quite old, “around 30 to 40 years” and their technician could not be blamed for the damage. “That’s impossible. I bought this apartment a little over 25 years ago. I cannot believe they’re blaming my so called ‘old house’ for the damage they inflicted on the wiring. I’m old and retired and cannot bear this cost on my own.” The ADC did try to get in touch with the main protagonists in the case. Monteiro, when contacted, gave out Vivek Mathur’s number. In spite of trying repeatedly, the number did not go through.

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This bright neon red coloured bag from Beach Company promises to be eye-catching. price `750 onwards where

protect with style

Do you want to keep your valuable safe without compromising on style? Then check out Lulu Australia’s range of bags. price `1,295 where Lulu Australia, Linking Road, Bandra (W)

fit for all weather

The simple design of this waterproof bag from Avon ensures that you can use it all year round. price `1,899 where

all your accessories Constantly worried about wet notes or your phone getting damaged during a heavy shower? Then these gadgets would be the perfect buy.

say no to wet notes

This unique splash box from Beach Company can store money, credit cards and important documents. We are sure that’s a big worry off your chest! price `550 where

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RAIN READY Who said rain gear had to be boring? Stash away your black umbrellas and dull raincoats as Rhea Dhanbhoora & Dev Goswami tell you what interesting apparel you can pick up

>> Not yet ready to take on the monsoon as yet? Don’t worry, as we bring you some the best monsoon wear that you can get your hands on


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colourful rAin shoes

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When it comes to footwear during the monsoon, there are a lot, and we mean, a lot of options to choose from. We bring you our best picks:

WhAt’s the time?

A cAsuAl AffAir

You’re watch might promise that its water resistant but we are sure you think twice before stepping out in the rains wearing it. That’s why its a good idea to invest in this inexpensive, rubber strap watch. Price `799 Where

Love to take walks when its raining? This pair of slippers from Odel are perfect for those times. Price `850 Where

too sliPPery?

If you are one of those who feel that flip flops are just too slippery and dangerous during monsoon, this bright pair of bright yellow sandals is for you. Price `299 onwards Where Woodland stores across the city

do it the oldfAshioned WAy

When it comes to keeping your feet completely protected there’s nothing that can do the job like the good ol’ gumboots. We loved these printed ones from Hill Road in Bandra. Price `940 Where Pink Paisley, Hill Road, Bandra (W)

the best of the lot

Rain-proof phone covers can be found aplenty. But we think that this dry case from Hitplay that lets you listen to music is simply the best. Price `2,699 Where

fun umbrellA’s

funky rAin coAts

For most of us, nothing can beat the practicality of an umbrella. So, we bring you some of the best ones that we could lay our sights on.

When it comes to raincoats, the designs are the same, but the options endless. As long as you choose a bright colour, you can never go wrong. We show you how:

the girl With the Pink umbrellA

simPle but eyecAtching

If you are a fan of the colour pink, this shocking pink umbrella from Avon will surely catch your fancy. Price `700 Where

As we said, bright colour are the way to go. We love this raincoat both for its bright colour and quality finish. Price `1,340 Where Twinkle Collection, Near Balaji Restaurant, Hill Road, Bandra (W)

beAutiful designs

Bombay Store has been known its beautiful designs, and their collection of umbrellas doesn’t fail to impress us. Price `625 onwards Where

simPle & cheAP

An indiAn touch

If all you want in an umbrella is protection from rain, check out this pocket-friendly one from Westside. Price `400 Where Westside stores in the city

Indiacircus has a really cool collection of umbrellas that use our country as a design inspiration. Price `1,299 Where

ninjA Alert!

Trust Hitplay to come out with this funky umbrella that has a handle shaped like a sword. Price `999 Where

A clAssy choice

for your kids

This umbrella is perfect for your children. And it won’t dent your wallet. Price `399 onwards Where and

We like this umbrella from Odel that has a simple, yet classy design. Price `48,000 Where

no constrictions

The problem with children is that they don’t like their bodies to feel constricted. This sleeveless jacket from Yebhi achieves a compromise. Price `1,199 Where

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VD a D day! Win Satur Ang ry k, i eve s wee e of P ! i f s i h b L T ’s gra Lee p for is u




Art for A cAuse

Rhea Dhanbhoora tells you why you should head to Gallery 7 this weekend


o matter what plans you have for the weekend, try to head over to Gallery 7 for their art show where 30% of the proceeds will go towards a charitable cause, namely, the Indian Cancer Society. Called Art for a Cause, the show consists of beautiful artwork ranging from `15,000 to `2.5 lakh. Artists such as Sharanu Alloli, Prakash Waghmare, Vijay Shinde, Sudhir Talmale, Vilas Shinde, Anupam Singh, Vikas Malhara, Pandit Khainar, Vijay Shinde, Nayanjeet Nikam, Sanju Jain, Sheshirao, Shobha Ghare, Pradeep Nerukar, Jinshook Shinde, Ganesh Pokharkar, Amrish Malvankar, Sanjoy Das and Manoj Kachangal will be a part of the event. Gallerist Nicholai Sachdev says, “When approached recently by a charitable foundation, which was seeking to raise funds for a cancer recovery and residential center that would help terminally ill cancer patients, our decision was immediate. We curated a pro-bono exhibition with 55 eclectic works in different mediums and styles by an array of aesthetically strong contemporary artists. Keeping in mind the cause and to spread awareness, works on exhibit do not exceed `2.5 lakh. The proceeds of the exhibition will be donated to this vital cause.” When July 25 to 15 Where Gallery 7, G3, Oricon House, 12/14 Rampart Row, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda Contact 22183996/

>> (From left to right) Works of Vijay Shinde, Sheshirao and Sudhir Talmale

« EVENT: POP UP VERSION OF INK CONFERENCE riveting disCussiOns by eminent persOnalities Gear up for some intelligent discussions as Godrej India Culture Lab is hosting a special pop up version of the INK conference at the Godrej campus in Vikhroli today. The INK Conference (in association with TED), is India’s leading platform for spreading innovative ideas. The event will be curated by Lakshmi Pratury, founder of the INK conference, India, and Parmesh Shahani, TED fellow and head of the Godrej India Culture Lab and will feature eminent speakers and riveting performances. Radhika Batra, an acclaimed tea sommelier, will begin the session by brewing a one-of-a-kind ‘thinking brew’ which will set the right mood for the talks on innovation and knowledge at the event. The conference will witness inspiring talks by historical fiction writer and author, Indu Sundaresan, INK Fellows Saba Ghole, an architect, urban designer and an education and technology entrepreneur, Shilo Shiv Suleman, an illustrator, animator and visual artist, and performers such as opera singer Frazan Kotwal, for a stimulating session of two hours. Speaking about the event, Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab, says, “It is going to be a celebration of young and innovative India and of ideas that can create radical change for the future. We believe that more than ever, now is the time where people can collaborate around silos to bring about positive change in the world, and our Pop Up INK conference is a step in that direction.” The event is free but by application only. entry Log on to to register When Today, 5pm onwards Where Godrej India Culture Lab, Vikrohli (E) Contact


get yOur ribs tiCKled at the Canvas laugh FaCtOry With KOmiC sutra! Nitin Mirani’s Komic Sutra, freshly exported from the UAE, is coming to town again. After entertaining packed audiences all over the Middle East, India, Hong Kong, Maldives, Canada and even Carolines on Broadway in New York, the comedian is here with his show to humour us Mumbaikars. Commenting on the success of the show, Purnima Heble, communication manager, says, “The audiences really enjoyed his performance the last time around and we expect this time to be no different, if anything, then even better.” With his unique

observational skills and direct wit pertaining to relationships and different cultures, Nitin Mirani manages to unite his audience in a chorus of laughter as they walk away chanting his one liners and a new perspective. From recession to iPhones and Enrique Iglesias to Bollywood, he’s got an opinion on it all. They say laughter is the best medicine, so come get your dose! When Saturday, 8.30pm and 10.30pm Where Canvas Laugh Factory, Palladium Mall High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel Contact

« GIG: CARLTON AND THE SAINTS’ ALBUM LAUNCH Free gig this sunday at blueFrOg

Carlton and the Saints are a fresh-on-the-scene, act from Mumbai, started by singer/songwriter, Carlton Vaz and backed by a bunch of talented and enthusiastic young musicians from various musical backgrounds. Their music is soulful, simple, uncomplicated and yet mesmerising, upbeat and not limited to any specific genre. The band is known for their energetic and interactive live shows. This Sunday, they are all set to launch their album at blueFROG with a free gig. Speaking about their upcoming album, Carlton says, “Somewhere in the midst of April 2012, we decided it was time to put our music into a full blown music album since we had over two dozen songs already in our repertoire which needed to see the light of the day. That is when we got in touch with Tejas Narayan from Arbitrandom Studio, who supports and promotes the local indie music scene in a big way. It was a great experience for all the band members since we had a blast recording the album which in itself carries many fun filled and catchy tunes along with some inspirational and uplifting songs.” When Sunday, 9pm onwards Where blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Contact 61586158



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be dazzled by the jeWels of the CroWn ColleCtion at zoya

Zoya, an exquisite diamond jewellery boutique has recently unveiled its stunning new collection called Jewels of the Crown, inspired by the regal tiaras of European royalty. The design direction includes touches of enameling and the use of classic motifs such as the wheat stem. Tanzanite, emeralds and rubies are blended into diamonds to create magnificent statement pieces inspired by the iconic style of Romanov tiaras. Arif Saleem Padiath, brand head for Zoya, says, “With Jewels of the Crown, Zoya presents an exquisite collection that is a representation of the various monarchies of the world, drawing on their majestic legacy.” Get a glimpse of some enduring legacies wrought in gold, silver and precious stones. When Ongoing Where Opposite St.Stephen’s Church, Warden Road Contact

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Think your gadgets look ordinary? Find the perfect designer laptop bag, skin, designer case for your iPhone and iPad online at Craftsvilla. The collection includes funky, hand painted designer covers that would be difficult to find at any regular cover shop. These perky products are unique and durable; stains and residues can easily be cleaned off from the material. “Our products depict the true cultural diversity of India with varied colours and design patterns amalgamated using multiple forms of art and craft practices from across India. Most of the products are handmade and produced in villages and rural towns. We ensure the quality of these products when delivered online to customers globally,” says Monica Gupta, co-founder of Craftsvilla. Go ahead and grab one for your gadgets! When Ongoing Where


Celebrate belgian national day With le pain quotidien

taKe aWay food at juhu

Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ), the artisanal Belgian boulangerie kitchen, was founded in 1990 by Chef Alain Coumont in Brussels. To celebrate Belgian National Day, LPQ Mumbai is offering a special week-long menu, from July 14 to 21, inspired by traditional Belgian ingredients and recipes. Speaking on this, Chef Alain Coumount, head chef and founder of LPQ says, “Le Pain Quotidien celebrates fresh ingredients and is an extension of our family kitchen. Our Belgian week special menu brings a little bit of authentic Belgian cuisine to our guests in India.” When July 14 to 21 Where Le Pain Quotidien in Colaba and Bandra Kurla Complex Contact 66150202/ 66431616

In your fast paced life, do you find it almost impossible to get yourself a decent meal? Then Jantar Mantar, a newly launched take-away joint, is the answer to your problem. They deliver food in and around Juhu and Andheri and food pick-up is also available if you don’t live in those areas. The best part about Jantar Mantar is that you will get food at 3am! Director of Jantar Mantar, Dharmesh Karmokar tells us, “Jantar Mantar will be the perfect choice for those looking for tasty Indian food. I want us to be the preferred choice for home delivery purely for our taste and innovative menu. If behind every successful man there is a woman then behind every successful woman there will be Jantar Mantar.” Where Guatun no. 3, A B Nair Road, Juhu Church,Juhu Contact 8655344771

the little door gets you drunCh

The Little Door introduces Sunday brunch called Drunch. Their special brunch menu consists of raw counter and salads, hot breakfast and appetisers, delicious entrées and mains and desserts with unlimited drinks too. You will find a spread of creatively fruity cocktails, chilled beer and delicious sangrias along with cool music and board games. It is priced at `793 (plus taxes) for food brunch, and `1,393 (plus taxes) for the drunken brunch. Tanu Narang, chef and co-owner, says, “Drunch at The Little Door literally means a drunken brunch! Start your Sunday on a high note with some karaoke and our Drunch.” When July 7, 12pm to 4pm Where The Little Door, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W) Contact 9892649040

gadget fest at CroMa

If you’re thinking of buying a new gadget, now would be the perfect time to head to Croma where they are holding a gadget fest for all of this month. The fest includes special student offers on laptops, new launches in the IT category, 0% finance schemes, special exchange schemes as well as up to 60% off on a range of electronics. Speaking about the sale, CEO and managing director of Infiniti Retail, Ajit Joshi says, “We’re thrilled to bring to customers the Croma Gadget Fest that offers a wide range of exciting offers, great finance options and exchange prices.” When Upto August 2 Where Croma outlets across the city Contact

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gadget MaKeover at Craftsvilla

Celebrate pepe jeans’ 40th birthday With a big, fat disCount

Neha Shah, marketing manager for Pepe Jeans, says, “Pepe Jeans has announced a flat 40% off on the purchase of three garments as a part of its 40 glorious years of continuing success.” This offer can be availed on stylish merchandise such as t-shirts, shirts, fashionable denims and many other styles. Accessories such as bags, caps and belts are also available. Their Spring Summer ’13 collection has also introduced trendy and stylish new designs and fabrics. Get your hands on a very diverse colour palette to spice up this season. When Ongoing Where All Pepe Jeans outlets Contact

give your bedrooM a fresh looK this Monsoon With bianCa

After the scorching summer days, the monsoon brings refreshing raindrops and abundant happiness. In order to celebrate the melodious rains, your home décor should be changed to something more radiant. Bianca brings some stylish bed linens such as Florence Collection, Caprice, Santorini Collection and many other options, styles and patterns to choose from. From bed sheets to quilts and comforters, the choices in the latest collection of bedding by Bianca are extensive. Hiten Dalal, director, defines Bianca as “a high-end brand, targeted primarily at upwardly mobile people who desire a unique lifestyle aesthetic.” He further adds, “With its reputation for premium quality, professional finish and competitive pricing, Bianca is a brand that espouses the philosophy of adding life to your lifestyle.” Dazzle up your bedroom by getting rid of the gloom and adding some Bianca to it! When Ongoing Where Leading home décor stores in the city Contact


rejuvenate your sKin & hair this Monsoon With riChfeel

Tired of the monsoon giving you bad hair days, causing hair loss and many other skin problems? Richfeel comes up with the perfect solution to all these problems with its new range of monsoon care products. Try their Aroma Hair Loss Oils such as Rosemary, Cedar wood, Lavender, and Grape seed priced at `325. Dr. Apoorva Shah, founder of Richfeel, says “Aroma Hair Loss Oil helps in dealing with bad hair and hair loss problems. It improves hair growth and strengthens hair by stimulating the hair follicles.” They have also come out with a Brahmi Hair Pack priced at `220 and fruit packs such as strawberry extracts, multani mitti masks and kaolin priced at `190. It’s time to put away those sunscreens and switch to a new monsoon routine for your skin and hair with Richfeel’s new line. When Ongoing Where Available at all leading beauty stores Contact

get a taste of yauatCha

If you’re looking for a quick, pre-set lunch, we recommend you check out Yauatcha’s Taste of Yauatcha menu that features a three-course set lunch that’s served on weekdays, between 12.30 and 4pm. The menu, priced at `888 for the vegetarian and `988 for the non-vegetarian, is ideal for corporate professionals. Speaking about the set lunch, vice president of operations for KA Hospitality, Jeetesh Kaprani, tells us, “Taste of Yauatcha is created to entice first timers to experience the taste of Yauatcha and also designed keeping in mind the corporates in the area looking for a pronto meal.” When Monday to Friday, from 12.30 to 4pm Where Yauatcha, Unit 10, Raheja Towers, Block G, Bandra Kurla Complex Contact 26448888


the MoCKtale at silver beaCh Café

Silver Beach Café’s range of mocktails will not disappoint you. You can choose from the Herb Cooler (basil, lemon grass, fresh pineapple, sweet sour mix and Sprite), Apple Slush & Lemon Slush and Watermelon & Mint (fresh watermelon, mint leaves, cucumber and a dash of sour). Chef Dharmesh Karmokar says, “One is often worried about enjoying drinks and then having to drive back home being drunk or waking up with a bad hangover. Silver Beach Café offers a variety of mocktails to suit everyone’s likes and we are constantly innovating to adapt to the changes in the mocktail trends.” Try these exotic flavours once for sure! Where Jaldarshan Building, Near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, Gandhi Gram Road, Juhu Contact 26208930

visions froM beyond at galerie isa

Galerie Isa presents Visions From Beyond: A Foray into Metaphysics and Materiality. The exhibition brings together the work of three young artists: Daniel Lergon, Dan Rees and Mindy Shapero. They delve into various investigations such as the relationship between light and surface, real and imagined and spiritual and fantastical. Ashwin Thadani, director of Galerie Isa, says “I wanted to encourage a new form of art that appeals to the thinking minds as well as to the heart.” Make sure you don’t miss this unique display! When July 5 to September 30, 11am to 6pm Where Galerie Isa, Opposite Lion Gate, Fort Contact

Event Monsoon Wardrobe Changes at ra the styling studio

Since the weather makes your wardrobe a bit restrictive, head over to this styling studio where for `25,000 you can change your look completely. Mansi Kapadia, fashion stylist, designer and image consultant, tells us, “Generally people face a lot of difficulty styling themselves and choosing the right wardrobe during monsoon. It takes just seven seconds for a person to create an impression; it’s something everyone cares about but not everyone gives it the importance it deserves.” Individual services are being offered for `8,000. When Ongoing Where Ra The Styling Studio, 02 Libra Tower, Hill Road, Bandra (W) Contact 26555653

Mother-toddler party at Kidville

This Sunday, Kidville in Worli is organising a unique mother-toddler party which promises to be a lot of fun. It is aimed for children between the age group of seven months and two-years-old. You can look forward to nursery rhymes with the Rockin Railroad band, an art workshop and gym time. Managing director of Kidville, Rosenyn Kapur, tells us, “This program will give mothers an opportunity to bond with their child. We also create an apt social setting for the babies, giving them an opportunity to interact with other children of the same age and at the same time provide them with age appropriate activities.” Registration fee is `600 and you will need to register by tomorrow. When Sunday, 10am to 12pm Where Kidville India, Atria Mall, Worli Contact 9820045970


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Custom made SS Homme has shifted to a quaint new store on SV Road. Dev Goswami visits the brand, known for its bespoke menswear and tells you why you should consider them if you need to suit up!

Footwear brand Liberty has come out with a brand new monsoon collection that features brightly coloured floaters and flip-flops. This collection is perfect for those who don’t want to spend a lot on monsoon footwear. The range includes footwear for men and women and is made of a material that will not only protect your feet from the rains but will also provide comfort. where Liberty showrooms in the city Price `100 onwards

TiTan’s DucaTi waTches

Titan has come out with a special-edition range of watches that have been inspired by almost every man’s dream — the Ducati. The range features a total of eight watches that include carbon fibre dials, automatic multifunction calibers and a stainless steel body. In terms of colours, you will find black and red quite prominent throughout the range and if you’re a fan of sports as well as style, this is a collection that you really should check out. where Titan showrooms in the city Price `22,995 onwards

Madhurjya Saikia | HRM

LiberTy’s monsoon coLLecTion


ith a spacious courtyard dotted with plants and transparent doors that give you a glimpse of the white décor, SS Homme’s new home has a luxurious but relaxing feel. Step on to their porch and the mustachioed door knob will ensure that you enter with a smile. Once inside, you’ll find a rack of coats and blazers, a couple of trunk-shaped desks and a number of quirky bow ties and buttons. A more discerning eye will also observe two tall racks stacked with fabrics and material books. SS Homme is a bespoke menswear brand and so, while they do have readymade pieces on display, browsing is not what you’ll be doing here. Instead, you’ll be sitting down to talk to their representative. We got talking to business head Sandeep Gonsalves and a few minutes into the conversation it was easy for me to figure out that the luxury menswear brand is a passion for Sara Sheikh (the design head). Just hearing Sandeep talk about the different kinds of fabrics and the variety of designer options for a simple coat does enough to inspire confidence in SS Homme’s abilities. An LCD monitor on the wall has images of the work they’ve done so far. The rack has blazers, coats and suits for your perusal in stripes, checks and solid designs. However, for design inspirations, sit down with one of their representatives. They will help you choose from their varieties (12,000 fabric options from countries such as Italy and England) and take you through their coffee table book which deconstructs a suit down to the minutest detail. Their cuff-links and tie pins will also impress you. When it comes to bespoke brands, it all boils down to the trust you can place in them. On both the counts, SS Homme scored high in our books. Be prepared to spend upwards of `25,000 for a complete suit. Getting your tailored piece delivered to you takes around three weeks. We recommend you check it out.

where SS Homme, Deccan Court, S.V Road, Bandra (W) conTacT 9820811263

>> SS Homme has a range of well-fitting suits (above), funky cufflinks, quirky tie pins (top right) and coloured blazers (bottom right)

The silver lining Tucked away in a quiet residential street, Argentum, is a cosy boutique that specialises in semi-precious couture jewellery crafted in silver. Tinges of brown and beige welcomed us to what seemed at first glance, a highend jewellery store with chic décor, yellow lighting, artistically designed mirrors and wooden interiors. Argentum Jewels is a Sunderdas & Sons Initiative, founded in 1952. Rishi Pherwani, one of the two founding brothers of Argentum, spoke passionately about this new venture, telling us that the store sought to bring the novel idea of travel jewellery to Indian markets, with cheaper yet equally classy alternatives to gold jewellery. They offer options for earrings

With gold prices hitting the roof with each passing day, Tejasvi Desai thinks that Argentum emerges as the silver lining during these exorbitant times where the stones could be interchanged. They customise fine jewellery for customers who want to replicate gold sets into something more affordable, while keeping the designs intact. The pieces on display were a blend of the intricate designs of the East and the bold colourful stones of the West. The earrings were striking and the exclusiveness of the pieces was apparent. Our favourite was a set of green doublets on silver. Argentum also showcases neck where Bhagwan Dham Building, Plot no. 449, 14th Road, off Linking Road,Khar (W) conTacT 26054077

pieces, bracelets, bangles and rings, all within an affordable price range of `3,000 to `35,000. The jewellery is handcrafted by their in-house kaarigars and designers and offers customers the option of creating their own designs. It takes them just 4-5 working days to complete an order. The idea of doing away with the sentimentality attached with gold and replacing it with the practicality of silver appealed to us. A lot of thought has been put into the concept, display and design, as well as the chemical-free packaging. The passion of the founders spoke through their jewellery but we don’t know if it will manage to reach the ears of Mumbaikars from its rather concealed location.


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Corporate hangout

WhaT’S COOking? Glynda Alves brings you a quick round up of places just opened or opening in the city — this week it’s all in Bandra! Organic Café Birdsong Try the burgers at opening on July 9 The Serpis Wild Side The all-day organic café will Café

have a deli counter that stocks breads, savoury tarts, and cakes and cookies. We’re looking forward to their vegan carrot cake; oatmeal and raisin cookies! The café will also offer a mix of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads. Birdsong will also serve daily specials such as brown rice dosas and organic vegetable stew. Located on Waroda Road in Bandra, we recommend you avoid bringing your car down this narrow road as traffic can get pretty bad. Where: Waroda Road, Bandra (West), near Kobe Restaurant

If you’re a Bandra resident, you’ve surely heard of Serpis cold storage. Well, the same guys have recently started a café and it’s already proving to be a hit. They serve a meat-heavy menu featuring burgers, hot dogs, pasta, pork ribs and sandwiches. Their beef burger and chicken hot dog are worth having and the best part is that it’s easy on the pocket. PS:: Don’t forget to say hello to the friendly dogs that eagerly welcome you. Where: Near Yoga House, opposite St. Andrew’s church, off Hill Road, Bandra (W)

Madhurjya Saikia | HRM

Skip to the rice >> The décor at The White Owl is opulent and the Pie Assiete (left) and Beer Battered Fish and Chips (far right) are tasty

The White Owl is in a plush business park, with prices to match, says Kenneth Saldanha


hen you say and a wheelchair with a cushion microbrewery, no one’s advising patrons to drink wisely. A going to imagine a confusing mix, but it works. But, enough about the place and the corporate park. Still, The White Owl is at One Indiabulls Centre building it’s in. We were there to try the in Lower Parel. On entering the food and drinks. We started with the building, everyone is suspect. You put Biddy (`595), a whisky-based cocktail your bags through an X-ray machine with fresh orange, egg white and triple and your body passes a metal sec, and Spike (`475), a mix of Bacardi detector; an annoying, if not with three fresh juices. Not the most unpleasant, way to begin your night imaginative, but potent, thanks in part out. But, you’re not there yet. You take to the small glasses. These two are part two flights of stairs, walk across an of a tiny list of six cocktails. The menu opulent lobby, into a dead-by-night doesn’t need a longer list because they food court, out on to the other side of are awaiting their microbrewery the building, stroll across to the license. Indian beer starts at `235 adjacent tower and take a right from (Kingfisher), but they also stock the entrance to Morgan Stanley’s Hoegaarden (`455), Stella Artois (`495) lobby. Now you’re at The White Owl. and Murphy’s Irish Stout (`795). The food menu is short, which is for You know this because there’s a candelabra burning against a black the best when you’re drinking. A few wall. No corporate would try pulling a appetisers, fewer salads, a handful of stunt like this. As for The White Owl itself, its décor Where One Indiabulls Center, Tower is interesting. Nothing that says it 2 Lobby, Senapati Bapat Marg, belongs inside what is probably the Lower Parel (W) most high-end of the business centres Meal for two `2,000 in the city. It’s dark, yet friendly, with a (without alcohol) brick design on the walls, waiters in alcohol Yes (Beer pint: `235) denim overalls, white shirts and Contact 24210231 canvas footwear, menus on exam pads

sandwiches and about a dozen mains. Also, beef but no pork. After being told that the Kingfish Skewers were not available at the time, we went with the Beer Battered Fish and Chips (`395), which was crunchy and very wellseasoned, and the Jalapeno and Cheese Dumplings (`295), which were simply cheesy poppers. The mains, however, were both excellent. The Tenderloin Steak (`525) was easily better than others we’ve paid more for in the city, while the Pie Assiete (`495); two tarts, one with mushrooms, the other with eggplant, but both drowning in creamy cheddar, is alone worth making the trip to this place for. If there’s one thing The White Owl got wrong, it’s the music. We were treated to an awful selection of commercial dancefloor hits, from Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close to Maroon 5’s One More Night, totally out-of-sync with the setting and crowd a business centre tends to attract. But, with a couple of their potent cocktails in you, who knows what you’ll be in the mood for? Just remember not to think you’re already at work when you stumble to Morgan Stanley’s lobby on your way out.

>> The Malaysian Rendang at Noodle Bar is worth a try

Tejasvi Desai finds out what’s special about the newly opened Noodle Bar in Juhu Noodle Bar outlets are pretty standard as far as décor is concerned. You’ll find walls showcasing what the menu has to offer and an overall cheerful atmosphere. This, and their wide variety of dishes on offer, makes it an ideal place for a group outing. We started with fresh fruit Margaritas (non-alcoholic) and the Pomegranate & Basil’s (`200) flavour was as refreshing as it looked. There was a long list of appetisers, but we found most of the chicken items on the menu bland. Our recommendation would be the Asian Barbeque Cottage Cheese (`285) which was extremely tender and the Wasabi Prawns (`390) which were succulent; the crisp outer coating offset the soft meat to bring out the wasabi. We decided to let Chef Kamal pick the main course dishes and were satisfied with his choice of the classic Vegetable Green Thai Curry (`395), Malaysian Rendang (`460) and Steamed Fragrant Rice (`290). Surprisingly, the rice was the best dish of the night! Don’t be fooled by the simple name and bland appearance. The Phad Thai Noodles (`265) and the Chicken Kauswe (`270) were average at best.Dessert included Lime & Lemon Crème Brûlée (`160) with lemon grass, which was light and refreshing. Where Opposite Navratan Apartments, A B Nair Road, Juhu Meal for two `2000 (inclusive of taxes) alcohol served No Contact 30932030



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MR. GAY INDIA‘13 Priyanka Singh speaks to Mr. Gay India, Nolan Lewis, about his preparations for the upcoming competition and whether he’s put his tarot card reading skills to know this contest’s fate or not


eet Nolan Lewis, a tarot card reader, crystal healer, and now the Indian contender for Mr. Gay World 2013, which is scheduled to take place on July 31 in Antwerp, Belgium. While the Indian representatives for other global beauty pageants have no dearth of funding, sadly the same cannot be said for our Mr. Gay India. In fact, there is no presence of any such formal contest in the country and Nolan applied independently. We spoke to him about the competition, the roadblocks he’s had to face and the LGBT community. Below are the excerpts. How did you become a part of the pageant? I was in Johannesburg in April 2012, completing a photo-shoot for South-African documentary photographer, Blake Woodhams. We wrapped up the shoot and coincidentally, Johannesburg was hosting Mr. Gay World (MGW) 2012 that evening. We watched the pageant and made a joke about how we should forward my photographs to MGW for 2013’s registrations. We did, and a few weeks later there was a registration form and a questionnaire in my inbox. Since India does not have a local sponsor, MGW had their director in the Philippines conduct my auditions via Skype. A few video conferences later, I was chosen as Mr. Gay India 2013 over six other Indian contenders. What were the major hurdles that you came across while participating in the pageant? The lack of support towards a pageant like this. Let me explain. If a man were representing India for Mr. World, his airfare, travel expenses and wardrobe would automatically be sponsored by corporates. I have had to pay for all of the above on my own. While every corporate I approached has patted me on the back for the courage I’m displaying, no one was willing to sponsor the LGBT cause. It seems that we still live in the dark ages.

>> (Nolan Lewis is the third representative of India to make his presence felt in the Mr. Gay World pageant that started in 2009

rights, it’s about human rights. We are the world’s largest democracy and have so much diversity in terms of culture and social demographics. Giving a gay man or lesbian woman social acceptance is taking a huge leap towards equality, which is the very ethos of Indian culture. We are at a crucial juncture where the Supreme Court is deciding whether to legalise gay rights or not. What better way to show my support towards the community than to take part in Mr. Gay World?

Why do you think you have an edge over other competitors? I am capitalising on the fact that I am an Indian. I’m embracing my ethnicity. You have no idea how exotic we are as a race and how much we are adored in the West. Think You are a tarot card reader and a crystal yoga, tantra, ayurveda and Bollywood. I am healer. Have you read your own cards to know if you'll win this? very proud of my heritage. What would be a bigger downer than to How do you think this pageant will change know that I’m not going to win? I’d be your life and impact the Indian LGBT crushed! I’m being truthful here, I haven’t looked. I wouldn’t dare! community? On a personal level, I’ve become more sensitive. I’ve openly started addressing the How are you preparing for the pageant? LGBT issue with friends and relatives — I’m working out seven days a week. I’ve hired something I would’ve hesitated from doing fitness instructors to train me in yoga and earlier. But, what I’d like our country to martial arts. It’s the amount of study understand is that this isn’t just about LGBT required to appear for a pageant like this

which is tough. I’ve had to familiarise myself with areas of study including masculinities, feminism, international LGBT issues and even psychology. Who is your toughest competitor and why? My biggest competition would come from Miguel Ortiz Vera. He holds dual titles of being Mr. Gay Spain 2012 and Mr. Gay Europe 2012 and is contesting Mr. Gay World this year. He’s flawless in terms of his appearance; chiselled liked a Greek God. How has your family reacted to your participation? I came out to my family 10 years ago when I was 19. I’m blessed with the most wonderful and loving parents because accepting a gay son isn’t easy in our country. My father is the realist in my family; he guides me to be cautious and is slightly disapproving. My mom and sister are as excited as I am. From many observations, we have noticed that LGBT gatherings always have the representation from more gays than

lesbians. Why do you think that is the case? Now that’s an amazing question! There are so many possible theories. Firstly, we live in a patriarchal society that does not allow women a lot of freedom, heterosexual or otherwise. Secondly, women as a gender have always been urged to repress their sexuality since time immemorial. Now, considering both possibilities, imagine how difficult it must be for a lesbian woman. Gathering the courage to make your presence felt at an LGBT gathering itself is a herculean task. My advice to lesbian women is this: sort out your careers and get financially stable. Carve out your own independence and autonomy. Seek help from the nearest LGBT NGO in your vicinity. Take charge of your life. ‘Coming out’ is not as difficult as it seems. *For further information on MGW13 log on to You can help Nolan win the crown simply by casting your vote at You can vote by clicking the pink vote button once every 24 hours.

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 Neo discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with very little chances of survival. Neo’s associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it’s believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and the machines. What they do not know is that there is a threat from a third party, someone who has plans to destroy both the worlds. H BO, 9 p.m



 In tonight’s episode we will see, Kalyani tells Jagya about Sanchi’s proposal for him leaving him shocked. Sumitra is convinced with the proposal and tries to convince Jagya too but he says he needs to talk to Anandi first. Jagya then goes to Sanchi and she tells him that she loves him and shows him the “j” tattoo. Jagya gets flashes of him and Sanchi together. He also realizes that Sumitra had said that his decision will affect Anandi’s life. Now what will Jagya do? Colors, 8 p.m.


 UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS takes viewers behind the scenes of wildlife filmmaking for a look at some of the most alarming animal encounters ever caught on film. The filmmakers who captured these harrowing moments are among the best in the world, and they’ve joined us to tell their tales. Some of the highlights include a surprise charge by a protective silverback gorilla; a hairraising face-to-lens encounter with a wild wolf and an elephant seal brawl that catches a cameraman off guard. Anima l Planet, 7.30 p.m.


 After two years of equipment breakdowns, infighting and battling Mother Nature, one of the mining teams finally hits paydirt… but which one? Parker Schnabel has a new crew, new land and a newly rebuilt wash plant on his side. After months and months of digging, Dakota Fred finally hit bedrock and started to see the best gold yet just as winter set in last year – and has high hopes that this will finally be the season he walks away a millionaire. And in his quest to find 1,000 ounces of gold this season, Todd Hoffman doubles down with two claims and twice the crew and equipment. But is that enough to get him to his goal of finding ten times more than he did last year? Discover y, 10 p.m.


 THE AMAZING SPIEZ tells the story of 3 brothers, TONY, MARC and LEE CLARCK, and their sister MEGAN. These kids have been secretly selected by the World Organization of Human Protection - WOOHP to become international spies. Together, these young spies will have to juggle between the daily lives of an average 12 year-old, and intense, realistic spy missions. Di scover y Kids, 1 p.m .


Balika Vadhu, Colors, 8 p.m.


 Technology and history collide head-on in this action packed series WEAPON MASTERS, where viewers witness firsthand power of pivotal world-changing weapons. But did the ancient craftsmen get it right? Can better weapons be made today with modern materials, science and techniques? Or did ancient craftsmen’s simple solutions made the most sense, withstanding the test of time? Tune in to this episode to discover more. Di scover y Science, 10 p.m .


 In a flashback of three years into the past, an event between Lucas and Peyton changes their relationship forever. Brooke has to decide about the fate of her fashion line since Victoria is putting pressure on her. Whitey has doubts about Nathan as he has a sudden temper problem before a championship game because of Haley who is trying to find the balance between her school and motherhood. Star Wor ld, 10 p.m.


 Hanuman recites the ‘keelak mantra’ by which all the creatures perish in fire. Trimundi informs Khar and Dooshan that he failed to stop Anjana and tells them about an ‘asur’ Jatasur, who was once in love with Anjana. As Hanuman is leading the villagers back to their home, they are stopped by Swayamprabha who kills all the villagers. Sah ara One, 8.30 p.m.


 A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure-spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a lost land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However, he has a stowaway aboard: an 8-year-old boy named Russell, who’s trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge. Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin. Starring Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai. Star Mov ies, 9 p.m.


 Rowdy Rathore is about Shiva who is a small time conman in love with Priya , a pretty girl whom he met at a wedding. In this picture perfect world, there is a six year old Neha, who inexplicably believes Shiva to be her dad! And if this wasn’t bad enough, Shiva faces a series of life threatening attacks by a gang of deadly criminals. While trying desperately to save his life and his love, Shiva stumbles upon a deadly secret. A secret that will take him to a small town in Bihar; terrorized by its ruthless MLA and the mafia he controls; a town whose inhabitants’ only hope for redemption is - Shiva! The mystery slowly unravels itself through some of the best action packed scenes. M ax, 9 p.m .


 A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful


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 Ab Insaf Hoga is the story of Janiki, her life, her miseries, her sufferings and then her triumph and rise in life. Married to Ramchandaran, a teacher in village, Janki finds that all men she meets are just interested in her body. Janki with her sick husband goes to Bombay, where she is raped and her husband is killed by a City builder, Girdharilal. Shocked and dazed, Janaki meets an angel in form of Gaurishankar – a pure man, a golden hearted human being. Both help the poor and the needy but Janaki is unable to forget the injustice done to her by the three men and she sends them to Jail. The three men kidnap Khushboo (Janaki’s daughter) and Janakidevi is not able to tolerate this. She kills the three men who try to molest Khushboo and life is over for her here. Fi lmy, 9 p.m.



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mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. Pix, 9 p.m.


 A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician’s wife. The surrounding events feed him inspiration for his script. Zee Studio, 9 p.m .


 Delhi University’s Professor Avantika Ahuja meets fellow professor Ehsan Khan in typical Bollywood filmy style, and both fall in love with each other. Her father, who had preferred that she marry a Hindu, reluctantly permits them to get married. They do so, and subsequently re-locate to live in the United States. They buy a house, settle in, and are welcomed by their neighbors, Hamid and Anjum. A few days later Avantika’s world will be turned upside down when she finds out that their neighbors are terrorists who want to avenge the deaths of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians massacred by British and American forces, and that her husband is not who he claims to be. B4U, 9 p.m .

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Dual Survival What Happened Next Factory Made Fearless Planet Man Vs Wild Untamed and Uncut American Guns American Digger Food Factory House Hazards Swamp Brother Gold Rush Desire and Pleasure Decoded


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Samachar. News Sports News PSBT Samachar The News Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar Metro Scan Business Wrap.

Triangular Series: India vs Sri Lanka live from Oval, DDI 6.25 p.m.

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Mega Moves Storm Chasers How Do They Do It Food Detectives Frontier of Flight Built It Bigger How It’s Made

Jai Jai Bajarangbali, Sahara One, 8.30 p.m.


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Food Tech Extreme Trains Shark Wranglers Around the World in 80 Ways Accidental Heroes Kings of Restoration Ancient Aliens Shark Wranglers Mankind Kings of Restoration Addicted


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The Contractor Honey I Shrunk The Kids Honey I Blew Up The Kid Smoking Aces Mysteria Surrogates


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The Warrior’s Way Resident Evil: Retribution The Pirates! Band of Misfits Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Here Comes The Boom Blue Lagoon: The Awakening

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Here Comes The Boom, Pix, 9 p.m.

Swarg Raja Tango Charlie

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P.M. 12.00 Amar Deep: Rajesh Khanna 4.00 Life Ki Script: Ronit Roy

Mysteria, Zee Studio, 9 p.m. 6.30 Chhota Bheem Aur Hanuman 8.00 Jadoo Jhamela Special 9.30 Monster High 10.00 Scan 2 Go 10.30 Sunaina 11.00 MAD A.M. 8.00 Chhota Bheem 8.30 Soori Poori 9.00 MAD 9.30 Mr Bean 10.30 Chhota Bheem Bachao Bachao Special


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"When the Reserve Bank calibrates its short term policy interest rate, the expectation is the monetary transmission will takes place and the banks should respond by calibrating the lending rates. Some banks have responded, some have not.”

RBI Governor, D. Subbarao Motilal Oswal calls a ‘Buy’ on Thermax CMP: Rs. 592

Nifty Crosses 200 DMA

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Friday (July 5, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello PEVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose substantially on Thursday (July 04, 2013) a net 66.05 points (1.14%) and closed at the 5836 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 5794 points level. It then declined by a few points and registered the day’s low at the 5786 points level at 10.02 a.m. The index then rose sharply and turned into a range bound movement until 2.28 p.m. It then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 5848 points level at 2.48 p.m. The market then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained above its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 62 points and closed above the psychologically important 5800 points level. Sentiment was bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 35 were gainers, 14 were losers while 1 remained unchanged. All the sectoral indices barring metal closed in the green. Heavy buying was seen in FMCG and technology stocks.

Suppor t Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5581 points level. The next support is at the 5478 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 5965 points level. The next resistance is at the 6108 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 = 5824 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5799. Support (2) = 5762. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Resistance (1) = 5861. Volume (Qty shares) increased 5.50%. This change is small Resistance (2) = 5886. and indicates a moderate participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 754 were gainers, 621 were losers and 53 remained unchanged.

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

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

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

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a long whi te body candl e on higher volumes. This is positive. Fur ther, the index has crossed above the 25 and 200 day’s moving averages in a single session. The i ndex is now above the 15 , 2 5 and 20 0 days moving averages. All these indicate a pos itive bias and the possibility of a further up move unfolding. H owever, the index is still below the 5 days moving average. Fur ther despite yesterday’s rise, the velocity parameters continue to remain neutrally trended. Both these indicate a negative bias. As such these are mixed signals. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15day average at the 5752 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 5841) Negative. Is above its 15-day average (at 5752) Positive. Has crossed above its 25-day average (at 5799) Positive. Has crossed above its 200-day average (at 5830) Positive.

Overall Market Strength/Weaknes s: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a neutral market but with a positive bias.

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Target Rs. 700

Expanding geographical boundaries: During FY13, Power division won the first turnkey order in Africa for a captive power plant project and also expanded its presence in SAARC with an order from Sri Lanka. In the cooling business, over 50% of revenues as well as order booking were contributed by overseas business and FY13 witnessed substantial ramp up in market share in Bangladesh, while business from new territories like Algeria, Lebanon, Tunisia, South Africa and Qatar also contributed to growth. TMX also ventured into international water and waste solutions market in FY13. R&D initiatives continues to support business expansion: Several new products were launched in FY13, including Hybrid Chiller and Dry Coolers, solid fuel fired hot air generator, smaller capacity CFBC boiler, etc. The triple effect chiller introduced in FY12 has already found a customer. Chemicals division has successfully transferred technology for construction chemicals. Future R&D efforts are focused towards i) Renewables ii) Energy Efficiency iii) Waste-to-energy products and iv) Wastewater treatment. Ramp up in Services business: In FY13, the share of services business has increased from 5% of revenues to 8% now. Also, the contribution of overseas revenues improved to INR560m in FY13 from INR90m in FY12; and thus indicates fructification of efforts to internationalize the business. Valuation and View: We believe TMX is uniquely positioned to benefit from the current trends, which will enable it to make a transition to the ‘Big League’ in the next economic upturn. We expect acceleration in TMX’s revenue growth, driven by improvement in GFCF (particularly in base industries) and interplay of several structural trends. TMX to report earnings CAGR of 12% over FY13-15. The stock quotes at 23x FY14E and 17x FY15E EPS. We Maintain Buy, with price target of INR 700 (upside of 18%).

Emkay calls a ‘Buy’ on Bajaj Auto CMP: Rs. 1876

Target Rs. 2000

Management believes that signs of recovery remain elusive, and high inflation, interest rates and prevailing uncertainty impacted both rural and urban demand. Demand in the premium segment particularly impacted, but launches of Discover 125ST/100T, Pulsar 200 NS and products off KTM platform to help maintain leadership. Market leader in 12 countries out of the 57 export destinations; alliance with Kawasaki and KTM to enhance global presence. We have a HOLD rating on the stock with a TP of Rs 2,000. In FY13, three-wheeler sales increased 4.9% YoY, driven largely by growth in the diesel segment, which grew by 25% YoY as against an industry growth of 9%. The company successfully introduced Discover 125 ST and the Pulsar 200 NS across Latin America, Asia, besides introducing a 150cc version of Boxer in East Africa and Egypt, which was well received. Notably, it was able to gain share from Chinese brands in Nigeria. FY13 three-wheeler exports were significantly impacted by higher import tariffs in Sri Lanka and the BOP crisis in Egypt, while motorcycles declined marginally.

GEPL Capital calls a ‘Buy’ on Idea Cellular CMP: Rs. 142

Target Rs. 160

Investment Rationale: Operating very well: Operation has been superior as it plays dual roles i.e. an incumbent in 11 circles and new in remaining circles. Idea has gained market share in terms of revenue in its top 5 circles in last 3 years as compared to its competitors who have lost their market share in their top 5 circles. Idea has gained around 210bps market share during the same period. We expect this trend to continue even in coming years. Continuous improvement in margins: There is continuous improvement in EBITDA margin as compared to flat to declining margins of RCOM and Bharti. This shows how Idea has better cost management as compared to its peers even though it has to play a role of new entrant in around 8 of its new circles. Idea’s new circle margins were negative 21.2% in 4QFY13. Looking ahead: Going forward we believe that, incumbents may continue to gain subscriber market share though at a slower rate going ahead. Lower tariff discounting across operators should play into the hands of the incumbents. Valuation: EBITDA for FY14-FY15 is expected to see increment of 4%-5% on the backdrop of drop in churn. Idea has lowest debt amongst all its peer group companies (i.e. net debt /EBITDA of 1.00x and Net Debt /Equity of 0.45x on FY15 estimates) followed by highest ROCE at 12%. We give a BUY recommendation to the stock with a Target Price of Rs160, which implies an exit EV/EBITDA multiple of 8x on FY15 estimates. At CMP of Rs140, the stock is trading at an EV/EBITDA multiple of 11x on FY13 results. The premium it commands over its peers is justifies looking at the strong balance sheet of the company and healthy return ratios. Please send all business and corporate related mails to

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New Banks Could Become Game Changers NEWS FLASH

Cement makers to slow down capacity expansion: Care.  Bajaj may launch passenger vehicle RE60 before fiscal-end.  Indian pharma companies shifting R&D to SE Asian countries: Assocham.  Around 75 MT shortfall in coal supply likely in FY'14.  Crompton Greaves buyback offer begins on July 15.

Would increase financial inclusion, improve service efficiency, enlarge capital base and create new jobs says FICCI Survey By A Business Reporter

banked rural centres with a population of less than 9,999 will play a sighe RBI’s decision to allow new nificant role in expansion of banking players in the banking sector services to mid cities and rural India has received a big thumbs up and hence help in increasing finanfrom Indian industry. The move will cial inclusion in India. The setting up of new banks is induct new processes and technology, improve efficiency, enlarge the considered significant in view of the capital base to meet the credit needs fact that only 35% of Indian populaof the economy and generate huge tion have formal bank accounts as employment opportunities, says a compared to an average of 41% in FICCI’s Survey on New Bank Li- developing economies. Nearly 70% of India’s population censes. The survey which drew responses lives in villages. However, a vast mafrom existing banks, NBFCs, corpo- jority of approximately 6,50,000 vilrate and industrial houses and other lages in India do not have a single stakeholders reveals that a majority bank branch, thus leaving a huge (88%) of the respondents feel that chunk of the rural population in the RBI condition for an applicant ap- hands of money lenders. The total plying for a banking license to set up number of branches in rural India at least 25% of its branches in un- stood at 37,471 and the total banking


All May Not Get Bank Licences Asserting that it will accelerate the process of issuing new bank licences, the Reserve Bank yesterday said it was possible that not all eligible applicants would be granted a licence. “We will try to accelerate the process ... We will look at the applications and then decide. It is still possible that not all eligible applicants might get licences,” RBI Governor D Subbarao told reporters.

RBI To Look Into Birla’s Licence Plea The RBI yesterday said it would look at whether there is any conflict of interest arising out of a bank licence application filed by Aditya Birla Nuvo, whose group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla happens to be on the board of the central bank. “We have to take a view on that. This is a very recent development,” Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao told reporters.

outlets in villages after taking into account the Branches, Business Correspondents and other modes was just 1,81,753 (as on March, 2012). The Survey notes that apart from improving financial inclusion in India, new banks can potentially be the game changers in the following ways: one, they can bring in the new processes and technology and will play a significant role in driving competition. It will also encourage existing players to improve efficiency; two, new players with sound financial base will bring in the much needed capital that is required to support the credit needs of the economy and they will generate huge employment opportunities. On being asked to provide any other parameters that the respondents felt were significant and should be therefore considered by RBI before issuing the license, the top three parameters that emerged are Sound financial position and financial track record of promoters and all the group companies (53%); Deep understanding and experience in financial services including fiduciary financial services (29%); Binding all compulsions such as opening up of branches in unbanked areas, PSL targets, Basel norms and limited exposure to sensitive sectors (29%). 69% of the respondents felt that corporate/ industrial houses should be given licenses while the remaining 31% felt that they should not be allowed to operate as banks.

Monsoon Boost Business Indicators Forecast For FMCGs An Expanding Economy By A Business Reporter




he early arrival and prospects of a good monsoon are making FMCG firms such as Emami, Dabur, Marico and GSK Consumer Healthcare upbeat with expectations of growth in uptake in rural areas that account for up to 50 per cent of their sales. According to the FMCG companies, good monsoon adds to the ‘feel good factor’ in an economy and creates favourable emotional base for consumption. “Early and good monsoon specially means good news for the rural economy where dependence on agriculture is high and thus good monsoons benefits rural consumers very much,” Emami CEO (Sales, Supply Chain and Human Capital) N Krishna Mohan told PTI. According to him, Emami which gets about 40-45 per cent of total sales comes from rural India, expects increased consumption of FMCG products due to a good monsoon. Emami had posted a total turnover of Rs 1,627 crore in 2012-13. “A buoyant economy especially in rural India would mean more disposable income and would be favourable and there would be increased consumption of FMCG products,” Mohan said.

The recent volatility in the exchange rate is not expected to impede the economic recovery By A Business Reporter


he Indian economy is growing at a faster rate than the previous year. These facts emerge from the BluFin Business Cycle Indicator (BCI) for the month of June 2013, providing “real time” information on the state of the business cycle in the Indian economy. At the current score of 167.1, a rise of 5.6% over the same month last year, the BCI continues to indicate an expansion. The year-on-year growth rate noted in the previous month was 5.8% and in June 2012 was 2.2%. Historically, the BCI has grown at 7% year-on-year, on an average. As much as 50% of the indicators in the composite BCI score have expanded compared to the same month last year. The intermediate sector continues to be a major contributor to BCI growth. Production data for aluminum, pig iron and copper indicate an expansion, as does a boost in infrastructural activities observed since late 2012. Also, falling international commodity prices such as those of copper, aluminum and

gold have boosted the economy’s growth, even though a large part of the benefit has been eroded by the depreciating rupee. Data on consumer demand are also indicating a mild recovery. The BCI has been forecasting an economic revival since July 2012, although the projected recovery appeared sluggish in the near term. Based on BCI trends, GDP is likely to grow at 5.3% in the first quarter of FY 2013-14, but to gather momentum by the third quarter with a forecasted growth of more than 6.2%. BluFin’s internal research suggests that the Indian economic recovery would be able to withstand current heightened currency risks. According to Debopam Chaudhuri, Vice President of Research and Development, BluFin, “We expect economic growth to be on track despite the weakening currency. A systematic rise in FDI since early 2013 coupled with cooling international commodity prices and a comfortable foreign reserve would help mitigate some of this shock-related risk, which has more to do with sentiment than fundamentals.”

BUSINESS BRIEFS DTC Bill In Monsoon Session

The government plans to introduce a bill for a direct taxes code (DTC) during the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said. The code, which will replace the existing Income Tax Act 1961, aims to rationalise tax rates to bring more people and companies under the tax net.

Panel To Monitor Coal Blocks’ Progress

Concerned over tardy progress in development of captive coal blocks by private and public firms, the Centre has asked the states to form a committee headed by chief secretary to monitor and expedite the mining process. “To expedite the process of development of coal blocks, it is considered desirable to introduce a system of monitoring of the development of coal blocks by a monitoring committee, headed by the Chief Secretary of coal-bearing states,” Coal Secretary S K Srivastava said in a letter to the states.

Rajeev Dubey Becomes NHRDN President National HRD Network (NHRDN), the apex body of HRD professionals in the country, today announced the nomination of Rajeev Dubey as its new National President. Dubey is a President and Member of the Group Executive Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, and succeeds S Y Siddiqui, Chief Operating Officer, Administration (HR, IT, Finance & COSL) – Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. as the NHRDN National President.

Concerns Of Power, Fertilizers To Be Addressed

Days after the government nearly doubled natural gas price, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said concerns of power and fertiliser sector will be addressed before the increase is implemented in April 2014. On June 27, the Cabinet approved a new formula that uses weighted average of the price of LNG into India and average price at major gas hubs. According to the formula, the price of gas in 2014 will come to USD 8-8.2 per million British thermal unit as opposed to USD 4.2 currently. The hike in price will lead to increase in cost of generating electricity as well as urea cost. —Business Desk with inputs from PTI


Motilal, the original Devdas

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By Suneel V. Gaur & Rajesh V. Gaur


Claudia’s passion B

ECOMING a household name after appearing in Big Boss 3, Claudia Ciesla thinks India as her second home. Each and every aspect of Indian culture— even if it is an Indian sweet or an auto rickshaw—is close to her heart. Auto rickshaw? Confused? It’s true;

Claudia is crazy about auto rickshaws. Whenever she sees an auto rickshaw she wants to sit in it and drive it. She got a chance to fulfill this need of driving a rickshaw. She not only drove it but also left some of the pedestrians to their destination.

N this the centenary year of the film industry it is only natural to pay homage to arguably the greatest actor of the Hindi screen, Motilal, who passed away in the last week of June 1965. Motilal’s name became a byword for effortless natural acting at a time when actors relied on theatrical performances. Motilal paved the way for actors like Dilip Kumar to emulate his stylised sophistication. Always immaculately turned out, Motilal was never seen without his devil-maycare look, complimented by the famous tilt of his felt hat. Born in an affluent Shimla family in 1910, Motilal started his career with Shaher Ka Jadoo (1934) Madhurika (1935) and Kulvadhu (1937). He also worked with Mehboob Khan in Jagirdar (1937), Hum Tum Aur Woh (1938), Taqdeer (1943) and Kidar Sharma in Armaan (1942), Kaliyan

(1944)). Perhaps his most famous role was that of the gentleman crook in Mr Sampat (1952). Motilal earned much praise for his comic timing and his style. Forever experimenting, he played a street smart comic conman man in Mr.Sampat (1952), and a die-hard romantic in the smash hit Sawan

Arif goes ‘grey’ in Lootera

Veena’s brave act


ollywood bombshell Veena Malik has wrapped up the shooting of her upcoming Kannada movie Silk Sakkath Maga based on the hit Hindi film Dirty Picture, based on the life of Silk Smitha, with a song shot in Thailand in spite of getting injured. The makers are happy that Veena canned the film within schedule after she got injured on the movie set while shooting for the song. Her ankle got twisted which tore her toe nail and it started bleeding profusely. She refused to take rest and continued to shoot after getting her feet treated bandage on her feet.

By Sandeep Hattangadi


RIF ZAKARIA who was first noticed in the TV show Campus and then acted in many films like Darmiyyan, Asambhav, Bose, Home Delivery and the recent Haunted 2 and Jism 2. His next film is Lootera releasing this Friday. We spoke to Arif about his latest outing.

Is your role in Lootera substantial? Yes. It’s quite a meaty part as I play the right hand man of a conman don played by Ranveer Singh and do errands for him. I have many scenes with Ranveer but no scenes with Sonakshi. The film is set in the early 50s in Bengal and has that period atmosphere. Did you research to bring re-

alism to your character? Everything was done by the director Vikramaditya Motwane who had a clear vision of the film and it is partly based on an ‘O. Henry’ short story, Motwane has treated the film in his own sensitive style.

natural acting in the role of Chunni Babu in Devdas (1955), and his performance fetched him the Filmfare Award. Even thespian Dilip Kumar has often said “Motilal was the most gifted actor I have come across. Yet to see another actor who performs so naturally and with consummate ease”. Parakh (1961) earned yet another Filmfare Award for Motilal. He acted with almost all the leading ladies of the time like Munawwar Sultana, Nargis, Suraiya, Meena Kumari, Madhubala, etc. Motilal who lived at Malabar Hill, also loved horse (1945). His portrayal of pathos racing and lost a lot of money brought tears to the eyes of due to this passion. audiences. He was instrumenIn 1965, at the age of 55, tal in getting writer Vrajendra filmdom had to bid farewell Gaur a break as a dialogue to its most dapper hero, Motiwriter, with Sawan. Gaur lal. But the image of his raffalways acknowledged the ish smile and the glint in his fact that Motilal was eye endures. Even the great responsible for his successful Rajesh Khanna often said career. that Motilal was his inspiraHe touched the zenith of tion as an actor.

Riya Sen’s crisis “I

shraq is very short tempered.” says every cast and crew member he has worked with. He will go on with the same scene until he is satisfied even if the actor has no energy left! Ishraq is the director of the upcoming film Ek Bura Aadmi. Even Riya Sen had to face the music. Initially she was to perform an item song in the film Ek Bura Aadmi but then Ishraq replaced her with some other actor because of some friction. Riya Sen, he says, “was not cooperating with the crew of the film and because of her, a whole day was wasted.”

What have you to say about Ranveer? He is a great guy to have around, very friendly.

What do you feel is the USP of the film? Melodious music, cinematography and the performances.

What are your next projects? I am playing the character of Inspector Dhoble in director Jayprakash’s next film, and of a nuclear scientist in Krissh 3, Highway 203 and Kab Kyoon Aur Kahan.

Sanjay Dutt is with us in spirit: Prachi Desai By Chaitanya Padukone

city cops during his court trial and is currently undergoing a F Sanjay Dutt was instru- prison term. Enthuses the mental for the term ‘Gandhi-giri’ being coined charming actress for the first time with his Prachi Desai who maverick movie Lage plays the romantic opposite Raho Munnabhai then lead this time he once again Sunju baba, “Its gets the credit for sug- an unfortunate gesting the catchy title d e v e l o p m e n t , Policegiri for this action- that Sunjayji is not thriller movie co-produced physically present with by eminent cine industry us during our movie releader and filmmaker T.P. Ag- lease. But his spirited garwal and his suave son support is there with us all through. Even during Rahul Aggarwal. Call it a bizarre twist of ill last few days of his shoot, fate, that the beleagured Dutt never did he show any was engaged in a series of signs of being demoralised, close encounters with the but remained cool and calm.


As they say in showbiz ‘the show must go on’, so the producers have gone ahead with the movie release, as even Sanjay’s loyal fans are eager to watch his latest opus,” insists Prachi whose debut movie Rock On is a trendsetter of sorts. Wasn’t it true,

that Sanjay was cast as an anti-hero in the movie? “That’s true. Rather than playing the goody-goody topranking police officer, his seemingly corrupt character ‘Rudra’ has grey

shades as he believes in fighting fire with fire instead of dousing it with splashes of water,” informs Desai. Incidentally, Policegiri which has the southside actor Prakash Raj playing a mafia don, is an adapted version of the Southern hit Saamy. Since there is a huge age difference between senior actor Sunjay and Prachi, did she feel overawed while shooting ? “Although Sunjayji maybe senior, he looks macho and ‘rejuvenated’ in the movie and we share a magical chemistry on screen in all our scenes.

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MUMBAI | FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013 A scene from the film Himmatwala



ALF the year is over and the Bollywood scoresheet reads better in the second quarter than in the first. In the first three months, well-promoted films like Himmatwala bombed, and the one that did click was the not-so-good Race 2. Kai Po Che did well without stars, and got TV star Sushant Singh Rajput into the running in mainstream Bollywood. The others that made a mark were Vishwaroop (that came in blazing on controversy), Special 26, ABCD and Jolly LLB. Several big-budget and even more small-budget films released in the second quarter, and the audience seemed to be in the mood for romance, since Raanjhaana appealed to them—introducing Dhanush to Hindi cinema and giving Sonam Kapoor her first solo hit. Aashiqui 2, a soggy love story from the

SRK talks about his surrogate child


N the last few weeks, the media has been abuzz with reports about Shah Rukh and Gauri’s surrogate baby. While the proud parents welcomed the latest addition to their family, reports were that the actor was facing trouble with reference to a sex determination test that he had allegedly done. Finally putting all rumours to rest SRK opened up about the subject. Commenting on the speculations at a press meet yesterday, Shah Rukh said, “There is a mix of sadness and happiness about this news. Let the sad part get over... will talk about it later. I would request the people who are doing the interrogation to do a thorough check.” SRK’s son was apparently born to a surrogate mother on May 27.

HALF DONE Bhatt camp was critically mauled, but did surprisingly well. The film of the quarter was Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ayan Mukherjee’s second, that spoke to and about the young urban generation, added zingy songs to the mix, and quickly joined the 100 crore club, added Ranbir

Kapoor and Deepika Padukone to superstar status. The one that didn’t meet expectations was Ghanchakkar, in spite of Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi’s enthusiastic promotion; it just wasn’t Hashmi’s good period, since his Ek Thi Daayan also bombed. Aurangzeb, Arjun Kapoor’s sec-


BOLLYWOOD ond after Ishaqzaade, failed to make the mark, and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 tanked. The comic Fukrey managed to make the multiplex audiences laugh, while the bizarre Go Goa Gone got its niche audience. Shootout At Wadala had its admirers, and Bombay Talkies (for short films by the ‘It’ directors Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Bannerjee, Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar, got good reviews but no box-office dent. In reverse, Chashme Buddoor got uniformly bad reviews, yet did reasonably well commercially. Films like Gippi, Commando, Nautanki Saala fell into the just about okay category. There were desperate comebacks by Preity Zinta (Ishkq In Paris), Ameesha Patel (Shortcut Romeo), Mahakshay Chakraborty (Enemmy), that got the thumbs down from audiences. Ankur Arora Murder Case made a plea for medical ethics, but didn’t sway audiences. As usual there were the oddities like Lakeer Ke Fakeer, Mere Haule Dost, Zindagi 50 50, Hum Hain Raahi Car Ke, Shree, that came and went without a ripple. The third quarter looks promising with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, D-Day, Satyagraha and Chennai Express. Looking forward to watching The Lunchbox too, which is creating a buzz at various festivals including Cannes.

Akshay to launch Anil Kapoor’s nephew, Mohit A

KSHAY KUMAR who is currently gearing up for the release of his film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara, is all set to launch Anil Kapoor’s nephew in his

next venture. Mohit Marwah, nephew to Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor, will apparently be launched in Akshay and Ashwini Yardi’s Fugly. Confirming the development, Yardi stated that Fugly which is directed by Kabir Sadanand, features the Olympic bronzemedalist Vijendra Singh making his debut along with Mohit. Further she states that Mohit fitted the requirement of a strong personality and boyish charm perfectly. While the two male leads have been cast for Fugly, the cast for the film which is a story of two boys and a girl is yet to be finalized. The film will go on floors in September and major portions of it will be shot in Delhi and Ladakh. Akshay Kumar (inset) Mohit Marwah

Sonam gets help from Rishi Kapoor for comic timing S

O far Sonam Kapoor has never given vent to the comic aspect of her personality. Now for the first time in Nupur Asthana’s rom-com produced by Yash Raj Films, she will be attempting comedy. And it was Sonam’s dad Anil

Kapoor’s friend and colleague Rishi Kapoor, who helped Sonam get her comic timing right. “Rishi Uncle is such a fine actor. It’s incredible to work with him. I’ve learnt so much from him with regards to my comic timing. I am not allowed to say much about the film, but N u p u r Asthana is one of the nicest peo-

ple I’ve worked with. Sanjay Bhansali, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Aanand Rai and now Nupur are directors who have really given me a lot of confidence as an actor. Being a female director Nupur makes me feel very beautiful”, says Sonam. Sonam is currently basking in the fabulous reviews and box office report of Aanand L. Rai’s Raanjhanaa. The actress sounds immensely pleased with the outcome. “The thing is I never got to do a role and film like Raanjhanaa. This is the first role since Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 where I got a chance to create a character from the working-class. But that does-

Atul to portray slain journalist J. Dey for Zanjeer Rising star T

HE wheels have started rolling for this year’s high octane action saga, Zanjeer, with the online trailer to be launched this Friday, July 5. And we hear there’s an extremely interesting twist in Apoorva Lakhia’s tour de force that stars an elite ensemble cast of Ram Charan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj, Mahie Gill and Atul Kalkarni amongst others. Keeping the trademarks of Indian cinema intact but with a contemporary twist, Zanjeer is apparently premised on the subject of

the oil mafia and will see the rugged and ripped Ram Charan battle his way to eliminate the deadly cartels. But what’s intriguing, is that the talented actor Atul Kulkarni’s character is inspired by none other than the slain ace journalist J. Dey. Apparently, the plot revolves around the oil mafia and the crime reporter is an important character. Zanjeer will be resurrected with ample punch and sizzle onscreen and is slated to release on September 6, 2013.


n’t mean I don’t love every character I play. I’ve come away from every film with something. But I can only be as good as the material offered and my co-stars. My director and co-star in Raanjhanaa are brilliant,“ she said. Sonam admits she has been learning acting on the job. “I am not a trained actor. I learnt the basics while doing Saawariya with Sanjay Bhansali. He was my acting guru. I don’t follow any technique but just flow with my character. That’s what I did in Raanjhanaa. I surrendered to my director. It was both exhilarating and terrifying, because I really didn’t know where I was heading.”

HEN actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma made her foray into Bollywood a year ago, not many expected the newbie from Germany to make much of a mark! But the sexy babe improved her Hindi and bagged five films within a few months. Now, two of her movies, Ayan Mukherji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) and Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala, have emerged as runaway hits with YJHD being called the biggest blockbuster of the year. Ever since then, Evelyn has been receiving more glamourous offers for movies, endorsements and fashion events. “Evelyn has managed a balancing act between being an actress, model and a fashionista,” quips Dale Bhagwagar.


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ACROSS: 1 A call for judgment, with this winning card to play? (3,4,5) 8 Prohibition that could invoke mob rage (7) 9 Speed at which Russian fighters go from one country to another? (7) 11 Noise or disturbance can be wearing (7) 12 Shortly dispose of the church of scotland in town (7) 13 Something that might be added when one's up (5) 14 In the bleak mid-winter men think of exequies (9) 16 Wretched hound lacking nothing as a swimmer (9) 19 Income that suited a girl to a "T" (5) 21 Not the smart place to stop in London (4,3) 23 Bird rodents finish up among others (7) 24 Priest given a ring dropping a letter (7) 25 Disney character in return for an Italian baby ! (7) 26 It takes one for a ride (6-6)

DOWN: 1 Concentrated form of bad toil (7) 2 Musical ability to rile and arrange shown previously (7) 3 In abundance, doing a bun dance (9) 4 Occasions for distributing the items (5) 5 Orderly having to pull up and back around (7) 6 Bible person getting a nip from an old bird (7) 7 Not much to be said for communicating in this (12) 10 Fly and become fond of the atmosphere (4,2,3,3) 15 A belt tear that can possibly be put right (9)


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: Flowery







MATH PYRAMID 583 17 A composer in a maestro's sinister clutches (7) 18 Time to be taking the plane to work (7) 19 A race to get myself up to the point

of making an effort (7) 20 I rose in disarray, making more row (7) 22 Die and go broke like a motherless calf in the west (5)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Palgrave, 9 Duellist, 10 West, 11 One-day strike, 13 Bodega, 14 Deceived, 15 Pencil sharpener, 18 Laureate, 20 Mahler, 21 Manslaughter, 23 Owls, 24 Life boat, 25 Held fast. DOWN: 2 Anecdote, 3 Get one's cards, 4 After all, 5 Edward the eighth, 6 Persic, 7 Mimi, 8 Attender, 12 Raise the roof, 15 Pell-mell, 16 Remittal, 17 Emeralds, 19 Amazon, 22 Niff.


ACROSS: 1 Stovepipe, for one (3) 4 Before today (3) 5 Sigourney Weaver smash (5) 7 Cent or capita leader (3) 8 Tires (5) 10 Rock's -- Supply (3) 11 Take after taxes (3)

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 Split ____: be picky (5) 2 Mature (3) 3 Freight weight (3) 5 Separate (5) 6 Part of a ship's course (3) 8 Peacock's tail (3) 9 Be situated (3)


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


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

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COFFEEBREAK  MOON: Taurus  TITHI: 13th Ahoratri Jyesht Krishnapaksha  NAKSHATRA: Rohini  RASHI: Vrishubh (Taurus) B.V.U.  LUCKY COLOUR: White  LUCKY NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDAY FORECAST: A positive period begins on your birthday this year. You will receive news of promotion or sudden gains through earlier transaction. A change of job or work, combined with a change of residence will bring about all round gains. If you were having some personal problems these will now get resolved amicably. You will travel overseas for work-cum-holiday. BABIES BORN TODAY: Slim, attractive, well built shoulders and striking eyes. Short- tempered, stubborn and gullible. Will be emotional, sensitive, healthy and long-lived. Can be impulsive with money occasionally. A career in export, design or advertising would lead to gains.


ARIES (March 21 - April 20): A lot of things work at cross purposes. You have to unravel things. Streamline work rather than bring about drastic changes. Continue with your regular work which will lead to gain. Do not take chances as there is nothing new on the horizon right now. Your trying to play one against the other amongst friends could land you in a soup. People look up to you do not disappoint them.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): It will be a period of constant struggle and hard work. Your financial position remains stable despite your having taken some risks in new ventures. Others will be supportive and extend all the necessary help for you to strengthen your position. Creative and artistic pursuits are rewarding. Make an effort and do things differently to bring back romance and excitement in your life, which seems to be missing of late.



GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Your achievements, especially if you are in some artistic and creative field, will bring you into the limelight. Do not rest on your past success. It is a constant struggle to maintain your present position at work as there are many contenders for your place. At home You be making the mistake of being overly intrusive and possessive of your beloved who is struggling to keep peace at home and in your life. CANCER (June 21 - July 21): A good financial position is indicated. A purchase of some property or house will be an asset that you have been planning for long. Your new proposals will do well and bring in profits. Try to concentrate on one thing at a time. You may not need to take loan after all. Happiness and excitement is all around. You will be making important plans for the future with loved ones or your mate.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You make major decisions in work and career that leads to remarkable gains. You also gain if you change your attitude towards people. You can look forward to monetary gains. Uncertainties about the future are unfounded. The present phase is extremely favorable. There is a tendency to speak before you think and this can get you into a lot of trouble. In love try a softer approach for happiness.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You will have a busy day at work but not much of appreciation or any rewards. Even if there is no apparent progress or growth in your work, do not make matters worse by seeking a change of starting a new project. You need to be patient and not complain but retain your job. Love and romance should get priority over other social activities, and responsibilities especially since you have been rather busy of late.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You have to put off few activities that you had hoped to conclude today. Delay in payment will also cause a financial crunch which will be overcome soon. To make an important payment t you may have to dip into your savings. Be positive and good will follow. You may invite friends home for an evening together. It is a good opportunity for you to introduce a special person to family.


SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You can look forward to some pleasant surprises that change your outlook for the better. Do not be in a hurry to use up spare cash. You manage to meet an important deadline. You will be lauded for your efforts in this direction. You may get a high commendation for it. For the single an old romance could get rekindled. Remember that this is not the person for you. Have patience for the right on to come along.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): Seek short-term benefits. You are likely to gain through speculative ventures. However, you have to be quick in concluding the task as early as possible. You will sign new agreements and contracts on profitable terms. Make sure that all paperwork is in order. You will be spending more time with the family, which will help to strengthen relationships. New associations have a promising future.


CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): A payment or news of financial gains is likely. Be prepared for unexpected developments, which may require you to travel suddenly. Change of house or promotion at work is likely. Juniors may have to undergo further training, in preparation for an important position. Someone at work could get a little too fresh for comfort. Happy times indicated with loved ones perhaps to celebrate an important occasion.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): New ideas and improved methods for completing difficult duties may bring benefits. Make use of opportunities for increased prestige. There is a tendency to speak before you think and this could get you into a lot of trouble. Additional finances for work will be made available to you. Personal life is in focus today. A love relationship or marital bonds get strengthened, giving you great pleasure and happiness.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You seem to lack interest in anything. The spontaneity that you seek is somehow missing from your life right now. You may find it difficult to concentrate on your work .You seem rather vulnerable to outside influence, which is the reason for your being upset. Matters will improve by this evening.




ACROSS: 1 First lady of "Ramayana" (4) 4 Coalesces or mixes (6) 8 Local measure of length equal to a yard (3) 10 "Return of the Jedi" creature (4) 13 Mexican pancake (8) 14 West Indian musical style (7) 15 Be quiet, slang usage? (4,2) 17 Those who have faith (9) 21 Perish, pass away (3) 22 Ending for pay or play (3) 23 Indian Air Force, acronym? (3) 26 Steward, keeper (9) 27 ___ in on : takes advantage of, in a way? (6) 28 Famous city in Uttar Pradesh (7) 32 He is my ___ ___ : I find him most dependable and helpful employee? (5,3) 34 Evident or exposed, in a way? (4) 35 An adult female swine (3) 36 A custard-like food (6) 37 Causes awe (4) DOWN: 1 Gamble - in short? (4) 2 A thing which helps one do or make something (4) 3 Head-wear (4) 5 Shaping tools (6) 6 Nothing, no score (3) 7 Rascals (6) 9 A place where animals are kept (3) 11 Undulated (5) 12 Australian singer Minogue (5) 15 Badly-behaved child (4) 16 Bangkok resident (4) 18 kimmers (4) 19 French pronoun (4) 20 Electronic Library Sys. (3)



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


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Today’s clue: D equals M

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

23 NW US state (5) 24 Laisser - _____ : policy of non-interference? (5) 25 Move quickly (6) 26 The equal distance from all sides (6)

28 In short, the most commonly used title for a married lady (3) 29 Running wild in a frenzy (4) 30 "It's __ you!" (4) 31 Common connections (4) 33 Joke (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Dispel, 7 Escaping, 8 Note, 10 Scalar, 11 Richer, 14 Vir, 16 Bruno, 17 Styx, 19 Honey, 21 Johar, 22 Bebop, 23 Goya, 26 Sadat, 28 MLS, 29 Trusts, 30 Boosts, 31 Omoo, 32 Cleaners, 33 Eeyore. DOWN: 1 Diesis, 2 Prolix, 3 Leer, 4 Caliber, 5 Sidhu, 6 Aggro, 8 Navy, 9 Tar, 12 Cry, 13 Envoy, 15 Cohos, 18 Tamar, 19 Hob, 20 Nap, 21 Jetting, 22 BAs, 23 Gloomy, 24 Osso, 25 Assure, 26 Stick, 27 Duped, 28 Mom, 30 Bose.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1711 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: By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up

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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: 11 average; 13 good; 15 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: assail, ASSAILANT, lass, last, list, nasal, sail, saint, salt, satin, silt, slain, slant, slat, slit, snail, stain.





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EW DELHI: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar continued his fine form to enter the quarterfinals along with two others as Indian boxers rounded off an all-win day at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan. The light welterweight (64kg) boxer was joined by Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and Sukhdeep Singh (75kg) in the last-eight stage. Manoj, playing his second bout in a bid for the continental crown, hardly broke a sweat against Sri Lankan opponent Mohamed Dilshan. Manoj was his usual aggressive self right from the word go with his penetrating jabs catching Dilshan off guard on many occasions. He was clearly the superior boxer and made it easy for the judges to declare him winner by a unanimous decision. The 26year-old will next take on Armi Khir of Malaysia in the quarters. In the welterweight division, recently-

crowned Limassol Boxing Cup Champion Mandeep was brimming with confidence as he took on Lebanese boxer Antar Khodor. Mandeep, who lost in the quarterfinal of the previous edition of the tournament in 2011, looked keen on making amends to his record. The 20-year-old was precise in his attacks to dominate the proceedings and maintained a steady lead throughout the three rounds. In the end he won on a unanimous decision. He now has the task of overcoming Nodirbek Kosimov of Uzbekistan in what is expected to be a hard challenge for the Indian. Debutant Sukhdeep also gave a good account of himself as he overhauled South Korean boxer Kim Dachwan in a one-sided contest displaying immense technical soundness. He now faces 2010 World Combat Games bronze-medallist, Jafoyev Navruz of Tajikistan tomorrow.

Nobbs should perform or be shown the door: Pargat

Rajiv Gandhi football from today

By Saumojyoti S Choudhury


EW DELHI: Pargat Singh played a key role in Michael Nobbs’ appointment as India’s chief hockey coach but the former captain now says it is high time the underperforming Australian is given the “marching orders”. “If he is performing he should stay back, but if not the authorities shouldn’t hesitate to give him the marching orders. He should be relieved of his duties immediately if he is not performing,” Pargat, who pushed for Nobbs’ selection while being the chairman of Hockey India’s technical committee said. During his two-year tenure so far, Nobbs has failed to galvanise the sagging fortunes of Indian hockey. Under the Australian, eight-time champions India returned with a wooden spoon from last year’s London Olympics. Nobbs is presently under pressure to help India qualify for the World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands scheduled for MayJune, 2014 after the Sardar Singh-led side failed to secure a direct entry for the showpiece event at the FIH World League semifinal at Rotterdam last month. Nobbs now faces the risk of being fired from his job if India fail to qualify for the World Cup by winning the eight-nation Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from August 24 to September 1. Pargat, who is no longer part of the technical committee, also criticised Hockey

India’s style of working. “He (Nobbs) was appointed for a five-year tenure. He has completed two years of his job but did Hockey India ever assess his performance? Did the federation take any feedback from the players and other coaches on his style of working? “What Hockey India needed to do was review his performance yearly. If someone is appointed for a long tenure it doesn’t mean he can complete his term without showing any results,” said the former defender, who captained India at 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The players don’t know which system to follow because in Nobbs we have a coach from Australia and our High Performance Manager Roelant Oltmans is from Holland,” Pargat said. Nobbs was appointed Indian hockey team’s chief coach in 2011, a post for which present Hockey India High Performance Manager, Roelant Oltmans was also in the running. But Pargat said looking at the financial constraint and other factors, Nobbs was the best available candidate at the time. “Oltmans was too costly and we needed to appoint the coach urgently. The availability was also a factor. So keeping in mind all these issues, Nobbs was the best possible candidate available before us,” he said. Pargat said Nobbs was appointed with the primary objective of establishing a coaching mechanism in the country but rued the fact that the Australian has failed to do so. “Nobbs was supposed to set up a coaching mechanism in the country. He was supposed to set up a specific system and structure in place but unfortunately it is still not there,” he said. Insisting that the road to the World Cup looks “difficult” for the erstwhile champions, Pargat criticised the selection of a few players for the FIH World League. “It will be very tough to win the Asia Cup. I also failed to understand the selection of some players in the team. For example on what basis Sandeep (Singh) was picked up. He looked out of sorts in Rotterdam. On current form he doesn’t deserve a place in the side,” he said.


UMBAI: Leading clubs and schools from the city will be participating in the inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Instant Football Tournament to be played at the St. Francis D’Assisi ground, Borivali (W), from July 5-7, 2013. The three-day event, being organised by Congress MP Shri Sanjay Nirupam, will the contested in three categories – Inter-schools (under-16), Men’s open and Veterans. This tournament is co-ordinated by Congress youth leader, Shri Prathamesh Pandit. For more details contact: John Alfonso – 09619266402 , Thomas Barreto – 09969475006, Craig D’Souza – 09819523474 or Franco D’Souza – 09833491939.


Chance for juniors to come to the fore M

UMBAI: Leading juniors will make up a strong field in the NSCI-BSAM Snooker Challenge 1 which will be held at the National Sports Club of India, Worli from July 8 to 13. This is the first of a series of four under-25 tournaments that the Billiards &Snooker Association of Maharashtra has decided to organize in a bid to give upcoming players exposure and keep the interest in the sport alive. There will be two tournaments each in Mumbai and Pune, with the second kicking off in Pune at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana on July 16. “This initiative by BSAM is a step in the right direction. It’s about time we woke upto the reality that if billiards and snooker have to thrive in our country we need to hone young minds. It gives us an opportunity to spot raw talent early, nurture fresh skills and transform them into world beaters. Kudos to BSAM for coming up with this long term vision,” said twice Asian champion YasinMerchant. Some of the young cueists to feature at NSCI will be Laxman Rawat, the recent Asian 6-Red snooker bronze medallist, state junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha, former state junior billiards champion Jaiveer Dingra and Zubin Leninwalla, among others.

Rosberg bids for home win hat-trick British Grand Prix, emerged triumphant last Sunday after a spectacular tyre failure had blown Mercedes team-mate Briton Lewis Hamilton out of the lead at his home race after he had taken pole and dominated from the start. Three other drivers suffered major tyre blowouts during a race that ended in chaos and controversy with some drivers threatening to strike unless the sport made immediate changes to the low-wear, low-durability Pirelli tyres that had failed. In the end, following interventions by Frenchman Jean Todt, the president of the sport’s ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA), Pirelli announced this week that they will be URBURGRING (Germany): Just days changing the tyres supplied from those built after claiming his second win of the sea- round a construction of steel to tyres that are son in last weekend’s tumultuous British made with a Kevlar structure. In a statement ahead of the German race, Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg aims this weekend to complete a perfect set of three ‘home’ wins Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery said: when he leads the Mercedes team into the “Nurburgring is one of the circuits that we have the least experience of, having only raced German Grand Prix. After Monaco, where he grew up and lives, here once before in Formula One, but we’re and Silverstone, a circuit that is barely 15 kilo- certain that we have chosen the correct commetres from his outfit’s Brackley base, the promise between performance and durability Nurburgring, a traditional Formula One by bringing medium and soft compounds. “These were actually the same compounds venue steeped in history and located in the Eifel mountains, represents the track of his that we chose for this track in 2011, but since motherland — and he believes that with the then the tyres have got softer and faster, so we momentum he has generated, he has a great expect a quicker race time with an average of three pitstops for most drivers. chance of claiming another win. “The Nurburgring is not on the whole an “We are fast and we are setting the pace and we are growing into the role of being especially demanding circuit for tyres, but favourites for the races now,” said Rosberg. there are still some distinctive aspects to look “That is a fantastic feeling and for me, per- out for when it comes to tyre management, sonally, it would be so good, so fantastic, if I such as the kerbing on the chicanes. “And, for this race only, we will bring can win again to complete a hat-trick of three Kevlar-belted rear tyres, following the inciwins on my home circuits.” Rosberg, 28 last Thursday on the eve of the dents at the British Grand Prix.”





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The marvels of leg-spin bowling are closely examined by physicists who come up with ‘spinning’ formulae


ARIS: Twenty years ago, Australia’s Shane Warne flighted the “Ball of the Century” that famously bamboozled England’s Mike Gatting and reminded everyone of the marvels of leg-spin bowling. Behind such deliveries lie some powerful principles of physics, a pair of Australian scientists said on Thursday, in a study published just ahead of a new Ashes series. Not only their team, but also England will be able to benefit from the formulae uncovered — if they can get past the layers of mathematical equations and graphs, that is. The study by brothers Ian and Garry Robinson, published in the journal Physica Scripta, provides tools with which to measure the impact of forces like gravity, atmospheric drag, wind and “lift” on the trajectory of a randomly spinning ball. “The average cricketer could not be expected to fully understand the details of the physics of the paper,” co-author Ian Robinson of the University of Melbourne told AFP. But luckily, a special poster has been prepared with pictures to illustrate the on-pitch meaning of the equations. And a “user-friendly, interactive version” of the simulation programme is under development for computer, said a statement. “It should be emphasised that the examples presented in the paper are just that — examples,” said Robinson. “They do not pretend to provide a definitive answer to questions such as: ‘How do I bowl the perfect off-spin delivery?’” Spin bowlers use their fingers or wrist to put movement into the ball as they release it, causing it to deviate from a straight trajectory when it bounces off the pitch, hopefully fooling the batsman. Spin balls travel much slower than those despatched by fast bowlers, who seek to deceive the batsman through speed rather than surprise. The Robinson brothers said their paper was motivated by an interest in physics “and a long love of sport” — and insisted its timing just ahead of the Ashes series, starting on July 10, was purely coincidental. “The effects... Are probably very well known to class spin bowlers, so we are not attempting to tell them what they already know,” they

Indian student scores triple hundred in English FC match


ONDON: Oxford University’s Indian origin student Samridh Agarwal cracked a magnificent triple-century against Cambridge in a first-class match at the FP Fenner’s ground in Cambridge. Skipper Samridh cracked an unbeaten 313 and became the first ever cricketer to score a triple century in an University match and also eclipsed the previous record of 247 set by another Indian origin player Salil Oberoi. It might be interesting to note that before Oberoi, the University record for the highest individual score was held by Iftikar Ali Khan Pataudi — father of the legendary Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. Due to Samridh’s efforts, Oxford managed a mammoth 550 for seven declared and then bowled out Cambridge for 119 in their first innings. Following on, Cambridge are 179 for five in their second essay. The 22-year-old Agra born Samridh, who is better known as ‘Sam’, is in his final year of his graduation in Material Sciences at the Oxford University. Sam faced 312 deliveries and smashed 41 fours and three sixes in en route his recordbreaking knock.

27 individuals conferred with National Youth Award

Leg spinner Shane Warne sends down the ‘ball of the century’ even as wicket-keeper Ian Healy yells out in delight as Mike Gatting is bowled round the legs. wrote. “However, the paper has served to quantify the effects and provide a means of treating other combinations of spin and winds.” Among other things, the paper was able to measure the impact of wind on “lift” or “Magnus” force, a course-changing effect that only occurs with a spinning ball. A cross-wind of only 14 kilometres per hour (nine miles per hour) could divert the point of pitching of a spinning ball by as much as 14 centimetres (5.5 inches), wrote the brothers.

“These effects may well be enough to deceive the batsman.” They added the effects of the ball seam were not included in their calculations, and the results “are really an approximation to the real situation”. So what was the secret of the Ball of the Century? Well — since you asked — it was a combination of drag force (Fd), Magnus force (Fl), velocity vector (V) and angular velocity vector (w).

Struggling India need win to stay afloat P

ORT OF SPAIN: Their campaign in tatters after two consecutive defeats, India need to regroup quickly as they go into a must-win match against hosts West Indies in the cricket tri-series here tomorrow. The Champions Trophy winners have suddenly looked vulnerable as the young Indian players found it tough to come to terms with the challenging conditions. As if the two-paced Caribbean wickets were not enough to trouble the Indians, injury to charismatic skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has only made the job tough for them. Tomorrow’s contest comes as a huge challenge and test for the leadership quality of Virat Kohli, who is being considered as a future captain of the country. Kohli’s tactics during the big-defeat against Sri Lanka did not work and it will be interesting to see how he leads the young pack in the pressure match, where a defeat will virtually ensure their elimination. West Indies are best placed so far with nine points, courtesy two wins from as many matches while Sri Lanka are second with five points. Both the teams have managed to win a bonus point. A victory tomorrow will keep India alive in the competition. Their defeat would send the hosts into the final and from there, India’s chances to qualify for the final will depend on a lot of ifs and buts. First and foremost, India would need a favour from the West Indies that the hosts beat

Sri Lanka in their final league match on Sunday and then India will have to beat the Asian neighbours on Tuesday in a certain number of overs to make it to the summit clash. India’s victory tomorrow will keep the tournament open as all three teams will have a chance to book a place in the title clash. Considering the grim situation, India need stroke-maker Shikhar Dhawan to yet again provide a solid opening along with Rohit Sharma, who is the only one so far from the side to score a half-century. In the first two matches, their partnership has not gone beyond five overs. It’s crucial that the two batsmen click as India thrives on good starts. The players are in form and they need to apply better acording to conditions. The bowlers struggled to find length against Sri Lanka and repeat of the same will be suicidal against the big-hitting Caribbean players. Chris Gayle is always a big threat and his opening partner Johnson Charles has also given a good account of himself. Kieron Pollard in the middle and Darren Sammy in the lower order are also capable of taking the game away from the opposition on their day. India may leave out Shami Ahmed and bring back Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. It is also unlikely that Ambati Rayudu will get his debut match in the crucial game. For West Indies, captain Dwayne Bravo is likely to come back to side, having missed the India match due to a groin strain.

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the National Youth Award 2011-12 on 27 individuals and a West Bengal-based organisation at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here. The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Jitendra Singh and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion. It is for the first time the National Youth awards have been given by the President of India. National Youth Awards, instituted in the year 1985 are conferred on youth each year who have demonstrably excelled in different fields of youth development and social service. The award carries a silver medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 40,000 in case of individual awardee and Rs 2 lakh for any voluntary organisation. The selected individuals are expected to possess leadership qualities and use them in carrying out voluntary activities in the field of youth development. Selection of awardees is first made at state level and then at the national level.

Skipper Zol anchors India to an emphatic win over New Zealand

DARWIN (Australia): Skipper Vijay Zol continued his fine form as his century helped India colts thrash New Zealand by a whopping margin of 165 runs to register their third victory in an U-19 Triseries match being held here today. Left-hander and senior-most player in the side, Zol smashed 128 off 131 balls to power India to 276 for six in 50 overs and then bowlers produced a fine effort to skittle out New Zealand for 111 in 42 overs.The victory has all but sealed India’s place in the final of the tournament. After the early dismissal of opener Ankush Bains (5), Zol in the company of Mumbai youngster Akhil Herwadkar (55, 73 balls, 6x4) added 105 runs for the second wicket to steady the innings. During his knock, the stylish Maharashtra left-hander Zol hit 16 boundaries and a big six. Medium pacer Kyle Jamieson (0/51 in 6 overs) got some harsh treatment from the two Indian batsmen.

Pune FC extend Arata contract

PUNE: Pune Football Club and midfielder Arata Izumi have agreed upon extending their association for another year. As a result the Japanese-born Indian National will stay with ILeague runners-up Pune FC until the end of the 2014-15 season. Pune FC Head Operation, Chirag Tanna said: “We are glad to have extended Arata’s contract. He epitomises what we are trying to achieve at the club on and off the field.” The contract extension translates into Arata’s total commitment to Pune FC ever since gaining promotion into the top flight league in 2009. Arata said: “It’s another interesting innings to start.”


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Women’s final to feature Marion Bartoli vs Sabine Lisicki


FINALLY IT’S OVER: Germany’s Sabine Lisicki celebrates after her hard-fought win over Agnieska Radawanska (far right) Marion Bartoli.

ONDON: French jack-in-the-box Marion Bartoli barely had enough time to go through her full repertoire of peculiar mannerisms as she thrashed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 6-2 on Thursday to reach her second Wimbledon final. The 15th seed sealed victory in 63 minutes, overwhelming Flipkens with some brutal hitting and will now open her box of tricks against Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Saturday as both seek a first major title. Bartoli, one of the most unorthodox players in the women's game, crunched double-fisted forehands and backhands for winners and fired down one second serve ace at nearly 100mph. "I just cannot believe it, I played so well," Bartoli, beaten by Venus Williams in the 2007 final, said. "I saw the ball like a football. I hit it cleanly from the start. To play so well in the semifinal

at Wimbledon is an amazing feeling." German Sabine Lisicki held her nerve to beat Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 in a gripping semifinal on Thursday and reach her first Wimbledon final. The 23rd seed, who knocked out defending champion Serena Williams in the fourth round, proved too strong for her Polish opponent who was runner-up at the All England Club last year. Lisicki wrapped up the first set in 33 minutes and, brimming with confidence, broke again in the opening game of the second. Radwanska, however, immediately broke back and she moved 3-1 ahead as Lisicki's concentration faltered. The German kept going for her shots and was rewarded with another break in the next game but Radwanska had the momentum and took the set. Radwanska led 3-0 in the decider but

Lisicki suddenly rediscovered her form, fighting back to level at 3-3 and breaking again to lead 5-4. She served for the match but got broken but kept her wits about her, ending a dramatic contest with a forehand winner after two hours and 18 minutes.

Del Potro, Janowicz look to gatecrash Wimbledon party L

ONDON: Hobbling Juan Martin del Potro and Polish trailblazer Jerzy Janowicz hope to derail the Wimbledon title dreams of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the world’s two best players, in Friday’s semi-finals. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, just about survived his quarter-final against David Ferrer when he strained his already heavily-bandaged left knee in a sickening Centre Court tumble. The giant Argentine now tackles world number one and Australian Open champion Djokovic. Janowicz, the first Polish man in the lastfour of a major, takes on US Open and Olympic champion Murray who is bidding to be the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon. Djokovic has an 8-3 winning record over Del Potro but the Argentine won their only other previous meeting on grass in the 2012 Olympics bronze medal play-off which took place at Wimbledon.

Del Potro also won the pair’s last meeting in March, on hard court in the Indian Wells semi-finals. But Djokovic, having escaped the shock exits suffered by the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at this year’s Wimbledon,

believes that he can still play better. “It’s the mindset I always try to have, because that’s something that keeps me going every single day on the practice courts, day in, day out, trying to give my best and trying to always inspire myself to play better tennis,” he said. “I know I have a quite complete game, but I still feel there is room for improvement.” The Serb, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, will be playing in his 13th successive Grand Slam semi-final, 10 behind the record held by Federer. At Wimbledon this year, he is chasing a seventh major. Top seed Djokovic won’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the injury-cursed Del Potro’s latest problems. The 24-year-old eighth seed is used to tackling physical problems. In 2010, he played just three tournaments and saw his ranking slip to 257 in the world after undergoing wrist surgery.

Vikas Gowda wins first gold for India P

UNE: Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda clinched the first gold for India as the home team won three medals on the second day to make their presence felt in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships, here today. Gowda, who turns 30 tomorrow, threw the iron disc to a creditable 64.90m in his fourth attempt to win his first gold of the Asian Championships in his fifth appearances. He had won a silver each in the 2005 and 2011 editions. With this win, Gowda has booked a berth for next month’s World Championships in Moscow as each of the winner in the ongoing Asian meet automatically qualifies for the global mega event. M R Poovamma won a silver in women’s 400m race while unheralded Ratiram Saini bagged a bronze in men’s 10,000m race as India swelled their medal tally to five (1 gold, 1 silver, three bronze). After two days, China leads the medal tally with five gold, two silver and one bronze while India are in fourth position. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are second and third re-

spectively with two gold each. Unlike yesterday, there was no rain today and spurred by the cheering sizable crowd at the Shiv Chhatrapati Stadium at Balewadi, the United States-based Gowda bought his win in a remarkable fashion after trailing to silver winner Mohammad Samimi of Iran (61.93m) till the third round. Gowda then changed shoes as his feet slipped in the second attempt in which he threw the disc into the side net before coming up with his winning throw in the fourth attempt, much to the wild celebration of the crowd which listened to the National Anthem being played for the first time in the Championships. Later Gowda, who had also won a silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, said that today’s win was the best achievement of his career. “Winning a silver in front of a huge crowd in the Commonwealth Games was one of my most memorable moments. But today’s gold is right on top of everything,” he said at the press conference.

Bopanna and partner give Bryans a mighty scare L

ONDON: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin today gave the formidable US pair of Mike and Bob Bryan a scare before losing a gruelling five-setter in the Men’s doubles semi-final at the Wimbledon here today. The Bryan brothers finally prevailed with a scoreline of 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in a battle that lasted for two hours and 48 minutes. It is the experience of the US twins at this level of the competition that helped them blow away the Indo-French pair in the fifth set. A decisive 3-0 lead early in the final set sealed the match in favour of the Bryans despite a brave fightback from Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin. In the ninth game when Bob Bryan was serving for the match, Bopanna with a fantastic down the line shot saved a match point but the left-handed Bob served brilliantly to close out on the match on the next match point. Meanwhile, fourth seeds India’s Leander Paes and Czechoslovakia’s Radel Stepanek lost a tense five setter semi-final in the men’s doubles to 12th seeded pair of I Dodig (Croatia) and M. Melo (Brazil). The twelfth seeds won 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the final where they will take on the Bryan brothers. In the mixed doubles quarter-finals, second seeds Sania Mirza of India partnering C Tecau of Romania lost to eight seeded pair of Daniel Nestor (Canada) and K Mladenovic (France) who won 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5). The lone Indian survivor was Rohan Bopanna who partnering Chinese Lie Zheng is in mixed doubles quarter-finals.


Afternoon Despatch & Courier  MUMBAI

| FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

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Courier publication, India

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