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JUST NOT CRICKET!

Mumbai’s swankiest cricket coaching club, to be run by the MCA, is to open soon in Kandivli West allegedly with 3,000 members, none of them children!

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cants to inquire about memberships, the club has registered 3,000 members, each at a cost of Rs 9 lakh. That adds up to Rs 270 crore. Yesterday at a press conference convened in Mumbai by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to condemn the “land grab” by institutions controlled by politicians, activists Anjali Damania, Preeti Menon and other members said that there was to have been a grand opening on June 28 (today) but it had been deferred to July 11. However, when ADC tried to get a con-

Where is the public space?

MCGM claims that there are 31.5 % open spaces in Mumbai. However, their own data refutes this. Only 3.69 % is meant for public use. The rest is inaccessible mangroves, forests etc. Shockingly, only 35 % of these accessible spaces are open to the people. The rest have been taken over by private, recreational clubs! This means Mumbaikars actually have access only to 1.29 % of open spaces.

t took just five days, from February 5 to February 10, 2003, for the BMC to receive a letter asking for a huge plot of land in Kandivali west to be used to coach youngsters in cricket, acknowledge it, get a go-ahead from the DMC in question saying the land had been inspected and that it could be handed over “in large public interest”, and finally sanction the proposal! Miraculous? Not really, when the writer of the letter is allegedly Sharad Pawar, the “cricket coaching club” is none other than the filthy cash-rich Mumbai Cricket Association. The piece of land, incidentally, measures 39,950 sq metres and there were no public notifications about the matter, nor were there other contenders. On the land today is a club house which is of a piece with the parent body at BKC, swanky, lavish, pillared and marbled. According to the Aam Aadmi party which The interiors are all marble and granite but, as Anjali Damania of the Aam claims it sent dummy appli- Aadmi Party says, there seems to be no cricket pitch.

No Response from MC

The ADC sent Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte the following message: Mr Kunte, would you comment on the allegation made by the Aam Aadmi Party today that the BMC has unduly favoured the MCA in giving it a plot of land in kandivali, ostensibly for a cricket coaching centre? The matter seems to have started with a letter from Mr Sharad Pawar to you in 2003. There was no response.

firmation about this, it was stated by a source in the MCA that the inauguration could, in fact happen “anytime over the next two months.” Tracing the chronology of the case, Damania said, “In Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali West there was a vacant plot admeasuring 42,290.6 square meters, bearing CTS Number 128-A/59/1. In the Development Plan (DP) this has been earmarked as a playground. At the time of taking possession, it was bereft of any Transfer of Development Rights, which would allow construction. Hence there cannot be any construction on this land. There is already a MCA swanky club in BKC which is the meeting point of the city’s elite.” On February 5, 2003 Sharad Pawar wrote to Sitaram Kunte, the then Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburbs), asking for the plot to coach youngsters in cricket in the Western suburbs. He assured that the MCA would abide by the terms and conditions of the Municipal Corporation. On February 6, 2003, Assistant Commissioner (Central) wrote to Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Zone 4) that the plot had been ‘inspected’ and recommended that it be given to the MCA. On February 10, it Continued on pg 8 «

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First year admissions stopped; over 2,000 existing students to be transferred to engineering colleges across Mumbai

By Yatin Ingle

is shut down, around 2000 students will be transferred to ith the constant various engineering colleges complaints and is- in the city. In fact, the first sues arising from the year engineering admissions Padmabhushan Vasantdada have already been shut by the Patil Pratishthan’s College of AICTE. This decision was deEngineering at Sion, and re- clared by the council, after it ports stating that the college had sent a committee to inthe college. did not follow the rules of the spect All India Council of Technical The reports submitted by the Education (AICTE), the coun- committee after the inspeccil has finally derecognized tion, stated that the Vasantthe college. After the college dada Patil College of

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Engineering had not been following the rules of the council. The reports also stated that the college was running short of land required for a playground and other infrastructure. The land occupied by the college, has been given to it only till 2014 and the college building has an occupation certificate only for the ground and first floors, whereas the building itself has six floors. The institution also falls

short in instructional areas like classrooms, tutorial rooms, laboratories and seminar halls, and does not have land for offices, administration and staff rooms. There is no fire fighting equipment and laboratories are not maintained, neither is there sufficient faculty. The report has also mentioned that the institution has manipulated and produced fake information to the AITCE to get an approval for

Other issues which led to the derecognizing of the college: Self selection It has always been a tough call for a staff selection committee to interview candidates for the post of principal for their institution. To make thing easier for themselves however, the General Secretary of the Vasantdada Patil College of Engineering committee applied as a candidate and got himself selected for the post this June. One of the candidates said that he found out on the day of the interview,

that most interviewees were invited at the last moment and hence many could not make it. Those who turned up noticed that the entire process was rigged, as the interviewers, who comprised principals, the nominee of the Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), did not object to the fact that the General Secretary of the interview panel was himself a candidate.

spoke to, S.K Mahajan, Director, Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, he said, “We had warned the college for its faulty infrastructure and for not following the the college. If the institution rules of AICTE. The college failed to give a detailed clari- was also sent a show-cause fication to the AITCE, the notice, and finally it has been council might derecognize it. derecognized. The students Talking to Dilip Karande, studying in the second, third Management Council and and fourth year will be transSenate Member of Mumbai ferred to various engineering University, he said “If Mum- colleges in the city whereas bai University had taken note the first year admissions have of the issue before; the deci- already been stopped.” sion would have come sooner. Even after having all the reports of the college, the varsity just kept sending show-cause VIKAS SABNIS notices but did not release a final declaration. When the college was unable to account for its faults, the AICTE had to derecognize it”. When the ADC

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Lifestyle reducing women’s resilience to heart disease By A Staff Reporter

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survey titled ‘Visualising the extent of heart disease in Indian women’ saw the participation of around 600 healthcare professionals like general practitioners and cardiologists from the metros and non metropolitan cities. The survey whose objective was to map the trends of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Indian

women, revealed that 65 per cent of doctors believe that lack of oestrogen hormone owing to changing lifestyle and other co-morbid conditions, is among the top five reasons for women developing cardiovascular diseases. In the western region, which includes Mumbai, nicable disease in women in where 123 doctors partici- the western region next to pated, 59 per cent have diabetes which has got 63 stated CVD to be the second per cent votes. The doctors most prevalent non commu- also feel that 85 per cent of

OPINIONS

Vrushali Vasaikar Student

Recent incidents indicate that the time has come when the government should consider revising the juvenile age.

the women are less proactive about getting tested or diagnosed for cardiac problems as compared to men, 77 per cent women choose to ignore key symptoms of cardiac problems, 65 per cent women are less serious about treatment of cardiac problems when it is for themselves, 52 per cent women are less strict about their own dietary controls, 53 per cent women are less

strict about follow-up treatments and medication and 53 pc feel that often family members of female patient are less serious about cardiac problem in women. Also factors like being unable to reach a cardiac specialist (58 pc), failing to reach a hospital (54 pc), late detection or diagnosis (62 pc) and late presentation of the patient (79 pc) have been observed by the doctors.

Hurry up! Didn’t you go to Uttarakhand yet to gain political mileage from the natural calamity?

Do you agree with experts that juvenile age should be lowered to 16 years?

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I think it should be decreased to 13 years. Most children attain puberty at this age.

Sunil Ramakrishnan PR executive

The recent incidents are shocking and we should ponder over it. However, just bringing down the juvenile age will not work. We need to get to the root cause of such actions.

Ganesh Demse Student

Will it stop crimes like rape? If no, then something else needs to be done.

Makrand Shelar Student

Lowering the juvenile age will attract a strict punishment. But just meting out punishments will not solve the problem. Other measures need to be taken.

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Was attack stage-managed?

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day’s attack suspecting the role of Abu Salem orchestrating the attack on himself angster Abu Salem through another gangster was attacked inside and undertrial inside the jail the Taloja Central Jail which may benefit Salem in Navi Mumbai on Thursthrough cancellation of the day evening by Devendra India’s treaty with Portugal. Jagtap alias JD of the Santosh Salem, who was deported Shetty gang by firing bullets. from Portugal, has been The gangster was injured on lodged here for the past two his hand and rushed to the years. He was extradited in MGM Hospital in Navi 2005 for his alleged role in Mumbai, where doctors rethe 1993 Mumbai serial portedly said that his condiblasts which left 257 dead tion was stable. Police sources said the accused Mustafa Dossa who used a and 713 injured. While getmust have used locally sharp knife-like object that ting Salem extradited, India manufactured gun in the at- was actually a sharpened had given an assurance to tack that occurred 8.30 p.m. spoon. Salem was suspected Portugal that it would not Yesterday’s attack comes of passing on information to slap any charge which would two years after extradited the authorities about D-gang have death penalty and would not keep him behind gangster Abu Salem was at- members in the prison. However, the concerned bars for more than 25 years, tacked in Arthur Road Jail on July 24, 2010 by a Dawood police authorities have key requirements in extradiIbrahim gang member, begun inquiry into yester- tion proceedings in Europe.

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Governer K. Sankarnarayanan alongwith Home Minister RR Patil, State Home Minister Satej Patil and other dignatories felicitated the awardees with All India Police Gallantry Medals at the Police Club, on Thursday .

More problems for Pancholis By Zuber Ansari

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hile Suraj Pancholi, son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, is behind bars at Arthur Road Jail in connection with the Jiah Khan suicide case, the Versova cops have registered a case against Aditya for allegedly having beaten up his neighbour. On Wednesday night, Aditya Pancholi trespassed onto the house of his neighbour Bhargav Patel. Pancholi was disturbed with the noise that had been caused by the repair work that was going on at Patel’s residence. Pancholi abused Patel and then proceeded to physically assault him. According to Patel, this is not the first time such an instance has occurred. Pancholi had in the past also abused Patel and his family members on June 6 and June 19 claiming to be disturbed by the noise. However, on Wednesday night the abuse turned violent and Pancholi severely as-

Aditya with son and Suraj Pancholi in this file photo. saulted Patel. Versova police registered a case of trespassing under section 452 and causing voluntarily hurt under section 323 of Indian Penal Code. Cops said that they were also looking into the CCTV footage of

the building to see if anything was recorded in the cameras. Assistant Commissioner of PoliceVersova region Narsingh Sherkane said, “We have registered a case against Aditya Pancholi for trespassing and abusing his neighbour.”

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At a breakneck pace Female driver loses control over car, rammes into a stationary autorickshaw, killing the driver By Zuber Ansari

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56-year-old auto driver was killed when a speeding Hyundai I20 car rammed into his stationary auto-rickshaw near St Francis School football ground at Borivli (W) on Thursday morning. The driver of the rickshaw, Deepak Maurya, who was asleep inside the vehicle died instantly. The occupant of the car, Neeta Anil Purohit (46), was injured on her head and is recuperating in private hospital. The tragic accident took place at 7.00 a.m. when the driver of the car apparently lost control over the wheel and rammed the auto-rickshaws which dashed by another stationary bus killing the driver. The police came in two hours later to bring his body out from the auto. Senior Police Inspector

(Top) The mangled Hyundai I20 which rammed into auto (below) killing the driver Deepak Maurya. from MHB Police station, Suresh Kilje, said, “After the accident the rickshaw driver’s body was stuck inside the auto.” After the incident, bus driver Santosh Chandrakant Mohite helped both victims to be rushed to the hospital. Neeta was originally sent to Bhagwati Hospital but is now recuperating at a private hospital. “We have registered a case

of causing death due to rash and negligent driving, the car has been seized,” added Kilje.


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I, Mr. Lazar Chakalackal, son of late Mr. Anthony Chakalackal, presently residing at A-1/ 306, Radhasoami Residency, Varap Gaon, Kalyan Taluk, Thane District, Maharashtra-421 301 hereby announces that, I was born on 12-06-1939 at Mission Quarters, Trichur District, Kerala, as per my Pan Card No. ASGPC4564P/ Election Card No. MT/10/055/0438571 & Aadhaar Card Regn. No. 1218/62 112/07180 as per affidavit dated 7-6-2013. C-8581 I, Mrs. Annie Chakalackal W/o Mr. Lazar Chakalackal presently residing at A-1/ 306, Radhasoami Residency, Varap Gaon, Kalyan Taluk, Thane District, Maharashtra-421 301 hereby announces that, I was born on 21-02-1948 at Mukkattukara, Trichur District, Kerala as per Pan Card No. ASGPC 4565N/ Aadhaar Card Regn. No. 1218/62112/07179 & Election Card No. MT/10/055/ 0438570 as per affidavit dated 7-6-2013. C-8582

THANKSGIVING May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for us. Amen. C-8461 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless pray for us. Your prayers will be answered by the publication must be promised. (GHF/RF). C-8580

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CLASSIFIEDS I am known as Krishnakumar Sukhdev Rana and Krishna Sukhdev Rana, S/o Sukhdev Rana. I henceforth be known as Krishna Sukhdev Rana vide affidavit No. 32AA 094604 dt. 25-06-2013. C-8586 I have changed my name from Lalit Labhshankar Vijayshankar Pathak to Lalit Vijayshankar Pathak as per affidavit dated 27 June 2013. C-8587 I, Anita Krishnakumar have changed my name to Anita Ananthan as per Govt. Gazette No. (U-17411) Residing at E1/6, Jalnidhi Co-op Hsg. Soc., Bangur Nagar,Goregaon (W), Mumbai-400090. C-8588 I have changed my name from Shabbir Taherali to Shabbir Taherali Khansaheb (according deed poll Affidavit dated 27/6/2013). C-8589 I have changed my name from Sheetal Chandrashekhar Nair to Sayed Huda (Gazette No. X-39092 dated May 17,2007). C-8590 We Mr. Ramji Bhikhalal Ahir & Mrs. Ami Ramji Ahir have changed our minor daughter’s name from Malika Ramji Ahir to Mallika Ramji Ahir as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 25/06/13. C-8591 I Chetan Popatlal Soni have changed my name to Chetan Popatlal Salla as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U-12302 dated 06/06/2013. C-8592 I Ammi Ramji Ahir have changed my name to Ami Ramji Ahir as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 25/06/13. C-8593 I Hetal Lalit Shah have changed my name to Mr. Hardik Lalitkumar Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 25/06/13. C-8594 I Hetal Lalit Shah have changed my name to Hardik Lalit Shah as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No X-4102 dated 11/07/1991. C-8595

CHANGE OF NAME

I Swetaben Paresh Doshi have changed my name to Sweta Paresh Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/06/13. C-8596

I have changed my name from Sahida Banu Mohamed Salim to Shahida Bano Mohd Saeed Ansari as per affidavit dated 24-06-2013. C-8583

I Pareshbhai Manubhai Doshi have changed my name to Paresh Manubhai Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 08/06/13. C-8597

I, T. Sasirajan have changed my name to Sasirajan Narayan Nair vide Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. U-1012 dated June 13th-19th, 2013. C-8584

I Mansukhbhai Jivarajbhai Patel have changed my name to Mansukhbhai Jivarajbhai Akabari as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No X-21034 dated 27/09/2007. C-8598

I have changed my name from Ansari Sharfunnisa Zubair Ahmed to Shabnam Zabairahmed Ansari vide Affidavit dated 26-06-2013. C-8585

I Deelip Shantilal Makwana have changed my name to Dilip Shantilal Makwana as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/06/13. C-8599

I Shah Tarunkumar Shakaralal have changed my name to Tarun Shakaralal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/06/13. C-8600 I Mrs. Heena Tejas Oza have changed my name to Ms. Heena Nanubhai Patel as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/06/13. C-8601 I Champaben J. Lakkad have changed my name to Champa Jugal Kishor Lakkad as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 27/06/13. C-8602 I Abdul Kalam Abdul Jalil Pathan have changed my name to Kalam Pathan as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 27/06/13. C-8603 I Ajahar Ali Qamruzzama Ali Khan have changed my name to Izhar Ali Kamruzzama Khan as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/06/13. C-8604 I Taufeek Ahmad have changed my name to Taufique Ahmed Khan as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/06/13. C-8605 I Mohammed Amir Sheikh have changed my name to Mohammed Amir Manihar as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 27/06/13. C-8606 I Jitendra Kumar have changed my name to Jitendra Nishad as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 27/06/13. C-8607 I Abdul Rahim Abdul Rauf have changed my name to Abdul Rahim Abdul Rauf Shaikh as per deedpoll affidavit dated 27-06-2013. C-8608 I have changed my name from Tasneem Zubair Lakdawala, to ‘Tasneem Mohammed Zubair Kodiya’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-92177) Dated: 19/01/2012. C-8609 I have changed my name from Maneshkumar Vasantbhai Mahyavanshi, to ‘Manish Vasant Mahyawanshi’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-47141) Dated: 22/03/2012. C-8610 I have changed my name from Annapurna Tammaji Kulkarni to Shravani Santosh Kulkarni as per Affidavit dated: 27 June 2013. C-8611 I have changed my name from Mohamed Soaib Yunus Teli to Mohd. Shoaib Yunus Merchant as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (X-64140). C-8612 I have changed my name from Nasim Rafiq Patel to Naseem Banu Mohamed Rafique Patel vide Affidavit. C-8613 I have changed my name from Mohammed Rafiq Patel to Mohamed Rafique ghulam Mohamed Patel vide Affidavit. C-8614

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MUMBAI | FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 I have changed my name from Nasrin Bano Hussain to Qureshi Nasrin Bano Hussain as per Affidavit. C-8615 I have changed my name from Abdul Nasir Abdul Kadar A.Bux to Abdul Nasir Abdul Kadar Budgujar as per Affidavit dated 26/6/2013. C-8616 I have changed my name from Mohamed Maksood A Khan & Mohd. Maksood Ekbal Khan to Mohamed Maksood Abdulla Khan as per Affidavit dated 26/6/2013. C-8617 I have changed my name from Manoj Kumar Beerchand Pandey to Manoj Veerchand Pandey as per Affidavit dated 27/6/2013. C-8618 I have changed my name from Chahana Nitin Shah to Chahna Maulik Desai as per Affidavit dated 27th June, 2013. C-8619 I have changed my name from Sourabh Mehta to Saurabh Mehta as per Affidavit dated 27th June, 2013. C-8620 I have changed my name from Rechal Harish Panchal to Rachel Harish Panchal as Per Affidavit dated 27th June, 2013. C-8621 I have changed my name from Laximi / Laxmi Ratnakar Shirodkar to Prachi Sanjay Kalgutkar as per Affidavit dated 27thJune, 2013. C-8622 I have changed my name from Prashant Chandrashekhar to Prashant Chandrashekhar Shetty as per Affidavit Dated 27th June, 2013. C-8623 I have changed my name from Chandrashekhar to Chandrashekhar Shetty as per Affidavit dated 27th June, 2013. C-8624 I have changed my name from Usha to Usha Shetty as per Affidavit dated 27th June, 2013. C-8625 I have changed my name from Pradeep Chandrashekar to Pradeep Chandrashekhar Shetty as per Affidavit Dated 27th June, 2013. C-8626 I have changed my name from Chandrashekar to Chandrashekhar Shetty as per Affidavit dated 27th June, 2013. C-8627 I have changed my name from Sonal Mohan Jain to Sneha Mohan Jain as per Affidavit. C-8628 I have changed my name from Sabaraza Salim Sayed to Saba Salim Sayed as per Affidavit. C-8629

I have changed my name from Puja Mitesh Malhotra to Pooja Mitesh Malhotra as per Affidavit. C-8630 I have changed my name from Sarjil Mohamed Kameel Lakdawala to Sharjil Mohamed Kameel Lakdawala as per Affidavit. C-8631

I have changed my name from Mr. Anil Vishvkarma to Mr. Anil Kumar Sharma as per deed poll Affidavit No-HD 771251. C-8646 I have changed my name from Mr. Pradip Vishvkarma to Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma as per deed poll Affidavit No-HD 771252. C-8647

I have changed my name from Samuel Sampat Sudhahar to Samuel Sampath Sudhakar as per Affidavit. C-8632

I have changed my name from Mrs. Pravinben Parasmal Doshi to Mrs. Pravina Parasmal Doshi as per Affidavit. C-8648

I have changed my name from Sampat Sudhahar to Sampath Sudhakar as per Affidavit. C-8633

I have changed my name from Jay Prakash Banwe to Jay Prakash Bamane as per Affidavit. C-8649

I have changed my name from Jessintha Sampat Sudhahar to Jacintha Sampath Sudhakar as per Affidavit. C-8634 I have changed my name from Pushpavati Atmaram Ochrekar to Pushpa Yeshwant Manchekar as per Affidavit. C-8635 I have changed my name from Ramesh Porwal to Rameshkumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-8636 I have changed my name from Kumari Bansnode Surekha Sopan to Sonal Sunil Bagul as per Affidavit. C-8637

I have changed my name from Lata Prakash Banwe to Lata Prakash Bamane as per Affidavit. C-8650 I have changed my name from Prakash Maruti Banwe to Prakash Maruti Bamane as per Affidavit. C-8651 I have changed my name from Mr.Gareeb Nawaz Javeri to Mr.Gariboo Usman Zaveri as per Affidavit. C-8652 I have changed my name from Mr. Garib Hussain Usman Javerjee to Mr. Gariboo Usman Zaveri as per Affidavit. C-8653

I have changed my name from Surajibhai Devji Sangoi to Surji Devji Sangoi as per Affidavit. C-8638

I have changed my name from Mr. Garib Husain Usman Zaveri to Mr. Gariboo Usman Zaveri as per Affidavit. C-8654

I have changed my name from Kundanben Jagdish Doshi to Kundan Jagdish Doshi as per Affidavit. C-8639

I have changed my name from Mr. Prakashkumar Takhatmal Kothari to Mr. Prakash Takhatmal Kothari as per Affidavit. C-8655

I have changed my name from Syed Saira Begum Muslim to Sayed Saira Begum Muslim as per Affidavit. C-8640 I have changed my name from Anup Singh to Anup Singh Jamwal as per Affidavit. C-8641 I have changed my name from Sayed Abbas Sayed Naseem to Abbas Naseem Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-8642 I have changed my name from Abbas Nasim Sayyad to Abbas Naseem Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-8643 I have changed my name from Uma Ramgopal to Mrs. Umamaheshwari Ramgopal as per Affidavit. C-8644 I have changed my name from Pradip Purshottam Sarvaiya to Pradeep Purshottam Sarvaiya as per Affidavit. C-8645

I have changed my name from Abdul Hasan Mehdi Hasan Khan to Abul Hasan Mehdi Hasan Khan as per Affidavit. C-8656 I have changed my name from Pappu Babu Devda to Bhavin Babu Patel as per Affidavit. C-8657 I have changed my name from Babu Raja Devda to Babu Raja Patel as per Affidavit. C-8658 I have changed my name from Moghiben Babu Devda to Moghiben Babu Patel as per Affidavit. C-8659 I have changed my name from Rajeshkumar Bhurabhai Choudhary to Rajesh Bhurabhai Choudhary as per Affidavit. C-8660

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HERE will be no respite from the rising vegetable prices in the city as the supply will remain the biggest issue for the next one month. Traders at the Vashi’s Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) have claimed the state’s worst drought and heavy rainfall soon after the monsoon set have barred farmers from going their fields. Vegetable prices will come down if the monsoon is normal for the next one month. In the last one month, most vegetables, both year round and seasonal, have become significantly dearer. And if we believe traders from APMC, the prices will continue to soar. “There will be no respite for consumers as supply side will continue to be the biggest issue,” said Shankar Pingle, director, vegetable market, APMC. The monsoon might have brought temperatures down, but it has sent vegetable prices soaring across all the cities in the state. Traders blame the excessive rainfall for the steep rise of vegetables prices while common people claim that the trading community are churning out huge profits from the demand and supply mismatch. Whatever be the reason, rising prices have distanced common people from vegetables, one of the significant items of their meal. Pingle claims that there have not been major changes in the wholesale prices of vegetables at the APMC. “If we calculate the last one month average wholesale price of vegetables, there has not been much change. One or two vegetables might have recorded substantial rise in prices but that commanded only for a couple of days and later came down,” he says. But, in the retail market, the prices of all the vegetables have witnessed around 300 to 400 per cent rise in the last one month.

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PRICE COMPARISON OF VEGETABLES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS OF MUMBAI AND SUBURBS

Vashi APMC price of last three weeks Vegetables Rate (per kg) Sumesh Rajan

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Vegetables Retail rate in Navi Mumbai Tomato Lady’s finger Capsicum Brinjal Green peas Chavli Cauliflower Cabbage Methi Potato Onion The rains might have brought temperatures down, but it has sent veggie prices soaring across all the cities in the state. Kiran Khona, a trader at APMC market says that the price of ginger has in fact come down in the last one month. “About one month back, the best quality ginger was commanding a price range of Rs1400 to Rs1500 for 10 kg but today it is available at Rs1,010.” According to retailers, ginger has become more expensive during the past one month, as the prices had risen from Rs 6080 a kg to Rs200 a kg. “All the vegetables I sell have gone up by a minimum of 30- 40 percent. But ginger has seen the highest rise,”

said a vendor at Nerul. “The supply of vegetables has been fluctuating since the monsoon has set in. The wholesale APMC market is very sensitive to supply and demand and prices vary on hourly and daily basis,” says Khona. He adds that matching retail price with wholesale should not be a yardstick. But he claims that retailers are behind the exorbitant price rise for the current scenario. The Vashi’s APMC receives vegetables from Pune, Nashik, Satna, Surat, Baroda and Vapi among the border cities of Mumbai. “The state had witnessed one of the worst droughts this year and farmers could not do much during the period. The monsoon arrived on time but the heavy rainfall had barred them from going their fields,” said Pingle. According to Pingle, Vashi

APMC supplies vegetables to around 15 to 20 cities. “At present, on daily basis, the wholesale market receives around 400 trucks laden with vegetables while the minimum requirement is around 550 trucks,” informs Pingle. But he adds that this situation also arises during normal period. “We are not sure about the supply side as it decreases or increases depending on various reasons. Supply of 400 trucks vegetables is not new to the market. The situation occurs more often but at the present scenario speculation is high on the supply side,” said Pingle. “Being rainy season, the delivery of vegetables often get delayed as trucks often get stuck on the highways which leads to a price rise for a shorter period,” says Mukesh Shah, President of Onion-Potato market. Apart from the above, export of vegetables also adds to the general woes. “Central government has recently abolished subsidy on the export of vegetable prices but it often pushes the price of vegetables up at local markets,” said Khona. Middle East is the major importer of vegetables from India. “The demand from other countries varies from season to season and vegetable to vegetable. But in last two years, it has decreased,” said Khona. —With inputs from Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe and Yatin Ingle

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08 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Fatechand Sohanlal Jain to Fattelal Sohanlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-8661 I have changed my name from Fatehlal Sohanlal Jain to Fattelal Sohanlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-8662 I have changed my name from Arti Anand Patel to Aarti Prakash Patel as per Affidavit. C-8663 I have changed my name from Javid to Mohammed Javed Imam Saheb Menduk as per Affidavit. C-8664 I have changed my name from Immam Saab Menduk to Imam Saheb Menduk as per Affidavit. C-8665 I have changed my name from Asiya Banu to Aasiya Begum Menduk as per Affidavit. C-8666 I have changed my name from Kiritkumar Pravinchandra Tanna to Kirit Pravinchandra Tanna as per Affidavit. C-8667 I have changed my name from P. K. Murugan Mudaliya to Murugan Kandan Sengunthar as per Affidavit. C-8668 I have changed my name from Radha P.K. Murugan Mudaliyar to Radha Murugan Sengunthar as per Affidavit. C-8669 I have changed my name from Pintu Rajbhadur Singmalla to Aarav Rajesh Nishad as per Affidavit. C-8670 I have changed my name from Ganeshan Subramanian Yogeshwar to Ganeshen Subramanian Yogeshwarar as per Affidavit. C-8671 I have changed my name from Iram Saba Mohd Arif Penwala to Saba Mohd Arif Penwala as per Affidavit. C-8672 I have changed my name from Sadikali Kurbanhusein Vohra to Sadikbhai Kurbanhusein Vohra as per Affidavit. C-8673 We are changed our minor child name from Aanum Anwar Shaikh to Anam Anwar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-8674 I have changed my name from Harish Main Singh to Harish Nain Singh as per Affidavit. C-8675 I have changed my name from Vijay Anant Shelia to Vijay Anant Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-8676 I have changed my name from Anant Modi Shelia to Anant Moti Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-8677 I have changed my name from Laxmi Anant Shelia to Laxmi Anant Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-8678

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Mumtaz Ali Abdus Subhan to Mumtaz Ahmed Abdul Subhan Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-8679 I have changed my name from Abdul Khadr Shaikh to Abdul Kadar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-8680 I have changed my name from Pradeep Namdeo Gohokar to Baba Namdeo Gohokar as per Affidavit. C-8681 I have changed my name from Amit to Amit Kasaria as per Affidavit. C-8682

I have changed my name from Mohammad Shahid to Mohammad Shahid Mohammad Zahid Khan as per Affidavit dated 27/06/2013. C-8697 I have changed my name from Sheila Manuel Coutinho to Shaila Johnson Carvalho as per Affidavit. C-8698

I have changed my name from Rajesh Mangrodia to Rajesh Mangrolia as per Affidavit. C-8683 I have changed my name from Hussen Hasanali Saigar to Hussain Hasanali Saigar as per Affidavit. C-8684

I have changed my name from Mohammed Salim to Salimuddin Butt as per Affidavit dated on 24/06/2013. C-8701

I have changed my name from Amalamani Raja Sebastian to Raja Sebastian as per Affidavit. C-8685

I have changed my name from Fatima Mohamad Salim to Fatima Mohammed Salim Khan as per Affidavit dated on 27/06/2013. C-8702

I have changed my name from Nitinkumar Ratilal Rana to Nitin Ratilal Rana as per Affidavit. C-8687 I have changed my name from Nayanaben Nitinkumar Rana to Nayana Nitin Rana as per Affidavit. C-8688 I have changed my name from Ghosal Anton Rodrigues to Gonsalo Anton Rodrigues as per Affidavit. C-8689 I have changed my name from Rameshbhai Patel to Ramesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-8690 I have changed my name from Ramilaben Patel to Ramila Ramesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-8691

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I have changed my name from Mr. Wahid Akbar Nandoliya Momin to Mr. Wahid Akbar Nandolia as per deed poll Affidavit 27/06/2013. C-8699 I have changed my name from Mr. Hameed Ismail Charoliya to Mr. Abdul Hamid Charoliya as per deed poll Affidavit 26/06/20. C-8700

I have changed my name from Abhishekkumar Nitinkumar Rana to Abhishek Nitin Rana as per Affidavit. C-8686

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PUBLIC NOTICE This is to inform all concerned that my client, Ranjitsinh Raje, R/o A-202, Golden Isle CHS Ltd., Royal Palm, Mayur Nagar, Aarey Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai-65. is intends to purchasing Flat No. 40 in Bldg. No. 1, Rang Taranga CHS Ltd., at Shailendra Nagar Colony, S.V. Road, Dahisar East, Mumbai 400 068 from the seller Mr. Sandeep Dilip Narvekar and Mrs. Chetana Sandeep Narvekar. Any person or persons or any financial institutions have claim to the said flat by way of mortgage or in any other manner should intimate to the undersigned within 15 days of publication of this notice, in writing, after which my client shall proceed to acquire the same. Sd/Ingole Dhanraj Advocate, High Court

allotment. The plot was handed over was sanctioned, Damania to the MCA on February 9, 2005 for the Cricket Acadsaid. In 2003, the MCA was per- emy Sports cum Recreation mitted to “adopt” the plot, Complex on caretaker basis. which meant it could con- In its letter, the BMC stated struct nothing on the that the developed plot grounds. However, by March would be handed back to it 9, 2004, the BMC made an and later once again be entire noting to the Im- given back to the MCA to provements Committee on manage on its behalf! Interestingly, the BMC what its plans were. The note stated that that though added a clause, that all muthe MCA got the land on nicipal councilors of the adoption basis, it intended “relevant ward committee” to develop a sport-cum- will be members of the MCA recreation complex which during their tenure. Damania pointed out that the policy disallowed, so new provisions had been the MCA “pays no dues, no tailor made to allow the rent to the state for using a MCA the right to construct! plot worth hundreds of There is a history to all this crores, they don’t even pay that precedes the 2003 letter. any bills. In December 2010, water department Suffice it to say that at this the time, the BMC was suppos- threatened to take possesedly working on changing sion of the land as they had the guidelines on develop- not paid water bills for ment of public spaces since years. Yet they have paid Rs the state government had 270 crore in membership objected to the earlier guide- fees already”. The AAP has pointed out lines, asking why they should not be permanently that there is no caretaker stayed in view of the fact that policy in place yet, hence they seemed to make land the very act of registering grab easy. But they were still members and starting comnot ready when MCA made mercial operations is illegitHence it has its bid. The latter, however, imate. declared that they wanted demanded that the inauguimmediate possession of the ration be stopped, an inland and permission to start quiry be conducted and the development, giving in ex- land returned to the public. Nor is this the only plot of change a promise to abide by the guidelines which were land to be taken over by politicians in the area. Near yet to be framed! “Clearly,” said Damania, the MCA there is the the “they were not worried Pawar School and the Kamla about what the content of Vihar Sports Club allegedly the guidelines would be. If run by BJP MLA Gopal so much was changed to ac- Shetty. These institutions commodate them, would have allegedly blocked off the guidelines not be tailor other plots marked as playmade?” According to her, grounds in the Developthe BMC went a step further ment Plan. Incidentally, the MCA and gave the land to MCA without public advertise- Complex at Kandivali still ments, an admitted devia- does not seem to have a tion from procedures of cricket pitch!

I have changed my name from Praveen Pratap Tiwari to Pravin Pratap Dixit as per Affidavit. C-8692 I have changed my name from Ranjanben Samji Gala to Ranjan Tushar Magiya as per Affidavit. C-8693 I have changed my name from Lalita Vithal Jadhav to Lilabai Vithal Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-8694 I have changed my name from Dakshaben Khimji Mav to Daksha Narayan Bhanushali as per Affidavit. C-8695 I have changed my name from Rajiv Bhikaji Mhangare to Manish Bhikaji Mhangare as per Affidavit. C-8696

(Solid Waste Management Department)

e-TENDER NOTICE The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) invites online Bids for “Work of washing of Municipal empty refuse vehicles before leaving Gorai Refuse Transfer Station for a period of two yeras.” The bids can be downloaded from MCGM’s portal (http://www.mcgm.gov.in) under ‘e-procurement’ section. The Bid Start Date & Time is 28-06-2013 at 11.30 A.M. and the Bid End Date is 17-07-2013 up to 04.00 P.M. The intending bidders shall visit the Municipal website at http://portal.mcgm.gov.in for further details of the tender. The bid document will not be issued or received by post. Sd/Dy. Chief Engineer (Solid Waste Management) PRO/349/ADV/2013 Planning Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment


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he Congress-led UPA government is busy destroying institutions in the country by pitching CBI against IB, alleged Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. Speaking at the book release ‘Beyond A Billion Ballots’ by Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe at the BSE here yesterday, he said that the government dumped the Planning Commission and instead brought in the National Advisory Council wherein the unofficial PM orders and official PM disposes. The BJP election campaign committee chairman stated that the Centre has lost trust in its ability to win elections or stomach defeats and hence is busy destroying institutions thereby destroying the very fabric of the country. Modi argued that to ensure good governance emphasis should be on political intervention encouraging greater public participation in governance rather than political interference in governance. Modi stated that the true definition and role of government in a democracy is not that of a owner, educator, regulator, punisher or collector but is that of a servant and a trustee. He said that the need of the hour is decisive and visionary politi-

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi accompanied by former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, MP Gopinath Munde and state president Devendra Fadnavis seen at the book release function of Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe at BSE on Thursday. cal leadership. He called upon institutionalization of good governance practices which is a good way to acquire public trust. Earlier in the day while addressing members of the state BJP core committee members he asked them not to be complacent and reach out to all the sections of the society irrespective of caste or creed. The leaders should contact people across the cross-section of the society to find

out their problems and seek solutions to their problems. He reminded the state leaders that the 2014 LS polls will be contested on the issue of development and urged them to highlight the good work done by the party in various state’s where it is in power and highlight corruption of the Congress govt. He asked the party cadres to be vigilant as the Election Commission is in the process of updating the voters list.

Thane escalator thrown open to commuters Sushil Kadam | ADC

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he first escalator in Mumbai suburban area at Thane railway station on Thursday afternoon was thrown open to the commuters. The escalator, which is 1.7 metres wide and can carry around 100 commuters per minute, is at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-end of platforms three and four, connecting the 12 metre Foot Over Bridge (FOB). “Central Railways further plans to construct four escalators connecting newly constructed 12 metre wide foot over bridge connecting all platforms,” said A. K. Singh, Public Relation Officer, Central Railway. Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and other senior officials of Central Railways inaugurated the escalator at Thane railway station. Central Railway is also planning to construct a 12 metre wide foot over bridge with sky-walk at west end, raising and resurfacing of platform no. 2, 6 and 6, provision of new overhead booking office on 12 metre wide foot over bridge, provision of multi level car parking stilt plus two after relocating various railway offices towards west side of

A GRP constable assists a physically challenged commuter on the newly-opened escalator at the Thane railway station, yesterday. The first such service was inaugurated by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. platform no.1, improvement to east side circulating area, construction of Deluxe toilet on BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) basis. Extension of platform no. 5 and 6 along with cover over platform towards Mumbai end to avoid double halt of long distance trains, con-

struction of six meter wide new foot over bridge at Kalyan end and three metre wide skywalk by Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation(MRVC) as a trespassing control measure have also been planned by the Central Railway. Thane has a footfall of approximately 6.3 lakh passengers daily.

09 CITY Supporters flay Athawale for pro-Hindutva stance By A Special Correspondent

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he Republican Party of India (A) president Ramdas Athawale is at the receiving end from his partymen for his pro-Hindutva stance and toeing the line of Shiv Sena-BJP. Athawale, who was with the Congress and later with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for more than 10 years, joined hands with Sena-BJP combine two years ago. Only a couple of weeks ago Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, while addressing his party’s anniversary rally last week, announced that his party had not left the agenda of Hindutva behind. Even after this, the RPI’s stance remained unchanged. Against this backdrop speaking to ADC, Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) chief Prakash Ambedkar said, “What Athawale is doing is nothing but a betrayal with the Dalit masses. He has joined hands with communal forces and still claims to be secular. He should stop fooling people”. Athawale has made it clear that his party will remain part of the Sena-BJP combine alliance as they had all joined hands with the intention of pulling down the ruling parties from the power in the state. He said, “We always had opposed the agenda of Hindutva solicited by Sena. We always were against the theme of reservation not based on economic condition solicited

RPI (A) president Ramdas Athawale by late Sena chief Bal Thackeray. Despite this, we joined hands with Sena to support the common minimum programme projected by the combine to keep Congress and NCP away from power after the elections to be held next year”. Athawale also said there was no need to include the Raj Thackerayled Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the combine to win elections. “In fact, keeping MNS away will help the combine to win more seats as the former will eat into the NCP votes in parts of the state like western Maharashtra,” he added.

Revise norms for affordable housing: Ahir By Prashant Hamine

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he state government has asked the centre to revise its norms for the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) scheme, so that rehabilitation of the affected people, can be done close to their previous residence, stated Minister for Housing Sachin Ahir. He added that the RAY norms stipulate resettlement of affected people at the same place, which was creating problems in cities like Mumbai. He further said that the RAY norms should be state specific, as problems in Maharashtra were different from the rest of the country. Speaking at the inauguration of a three-day seminar on Affordable Housing organized by ActionAid at the YMCA, he said that contrary to the worldwide norms in our country, cities are first created and then attempts are made to put infrastructure in place. He said that although the government promoted setting up satellite townships in Thane, Mira-Bhayandar and Navi Mumbai as part of its policy to take off the pressure from Mumbai, here the rapid urbanization has now put affordable housing out of the reach of the common man. Ahir stated that until and unless the demand and supply gap in housing is not bridged, the issue of affordable housing will not end.

Professor Amitabh Kundu of JNU stated that affordable housing refers to houses which are affordable for the poor. He added that around 18.7 million people in the country cannot afford decent housing. Against this, 11 million homes are lying vacant. Prof. Kundu argued that what is unaffordable has to be made affordable for the poor. He further stated that a dwelling of the size of 300 sq. ft can be given to the poor at a concessional rate. If the country wants to achieve a 7% growth rate, then attention needs to be paid to housing, education and health care. Prof. Kundu called for restructuring of the housing policy in order to encourage private builders to construct affordable housing. On the subject of slums and eviction, the Director of Hazards Centre Dunu Roy argued that for the urban poor, it is the slums that are affordable, as the pvt sector and government are unable to provide them with affordable housing. Basic services are not provided in areas where they live. He argued that housing should be made decent and also affordable for the urban poor. Indu Prakash, Head of the Urban Poverty Programme at Indo-Global Social Service, argued that it was wrong to call people ‘homeless’, instead they should be referred as ‘city makers’ as they make up the city.


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In the media, it’s advantage Advani

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HE locals in Uttarakhand are complaining that they are getting no help from the state administration. Uttarakhand appears to have an incompetent chief minister who keeps explaining away lapses and who wants people elsewhere in the country who want to help, to directly contact him or his officers. Quite a few villages have been washed away and many locals have died. They have lost their homes. The administration should have at least undertaken the work of providing food and water to the people. Union home minister has cleared the visit of VIPs, including Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, who has among other things, stated that he would rebuild the Shiva temple at Kedarnath. This offer was rejected, by the way, by the Uttarakhand chief minister. When a national calamity has occurred in Uttarakhand, the ruling party in the country should have received gladly offers of help from all political parties and undertaken combined operations. No party should try to hog credit for dealing with the national calamity. When a tsunami-like disaster struck the United States, President Barack Obama lost no time in enlisting support of all parties. The incident at Dehradun airport when Congress MPs came to bows with an Opposition MP over the question relief credit shows the callous attitude of our politicians.

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HE Advani-Modi alleged clash of interests which first led to the former’s resignation from three important posts and later, after much inner party discussion, to the withdrawl by him of the same, has understandably, invited much media attention and comment. It is important to know what both steps taken by Advani were received by the media. To begin with, how did the media receive the resignation? The New Indian Express (June 11) said the message given by the senior BJP leader “can be ignored by the party only at its own peril”. The BJP it said “has ceased to be a party with ideals whose sole concern was the country and its people”. “By allowing individuals to overpower its ideological colour, it has lost its identity… this is a tragedy not only for the party but also for the Indian democracy” added the paper. The Times of India (June 11) said that by resigning from three crucial posts in the BJP “its patriarch, L.K. Advani, has ambushed not just the irresistible rise of Narendra Modi, he has put up a speed bump before a party…” The paper said “Advani foresaw his gradual isolation, once the party leadership rooted for Modi” and wondered “whether Advani at his advanced age, can engineer a turn-around in the BJP’s electoral fortunes”, which, it said “is doubtful”. It pointed out that “what is undeniable is that the ‘India Shining’ campaign he led in 2004 failed, with the BJP managing only 138 seats and the 2009 election campaign again led by Advani fetched the party only 116 seats”.

Shadow of Ayodhya The Hindu (June 11) noted that “the fiction of party unity has ‘crumbled’ and “it is now clear that Mr. Advani felt pushed to the precipice by concerted efforts to downsize him and project him as a malcontent who could not digest the success of his younger rival”. Stating that the shadow of Ayodhya “will always hang over Mr. Advani” the paper said “but even his critics will acknowledge his invaluable contribution to the growth of the BJP and for that reason alone, Mr. Advani, now 85, and at the fag end of a career of five decades, did not deserve being humiliated in the manner that he has been”. The Pioneer (June 11) said that whatever Mr. Modi’s critics might say, “They cannot deny that Mr. Modi has the complete support of the rank and file of the BJP, including the party’s vast cadre spread across the country”. The paper said: “It is the mood of the party workers that matters the most because these workers make a difference between victory and

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defeat at the ground level” adding, “for senior leaders of the BJP and the party workers it is time to move ahead and unitedly face the challenge of ousting the Congress-led UPA from power at the centre”. As for Modi, the paper said “he will need to work with humility and in close cooperation with senior leaders of the party…” The Statesman (June 11) said for all the popular support the man enjoys among the grass roots workers, Modi “will first have to assuage in-house resentment” and the dissent among some in his party may teach “the authoritarian, bull-dozing Chief Minister of Gujarat to learn to carry others with him”. The paper said “it must be admitted that the party had few options other than Modi” and “Modi, truly, is the only person the party could have picked, once it had reconciled itself to his personality and the baggage he carries”. Fur-

Advani but “failing to deliver victory for a decade, he’s now failing to graciously pass on the baton in turn”. Stating that Advani’s “vision is antiquated” the paper said that “the real question is will Narendra Modi adjust to changing circumstances when Advani hasn’t? “The paper said that it seems “Modi has successfully reached a rapprochement with the RSS which he had earlier alienated” but now, it said, “he will need to build many more bridges…” The Hindu (June 13) said that the mutinous Lal Krishna Advani has retreated, leaving Narendra Modi’s supporters to rejoice and glory in their victory”. But said the paper, “the conqueror in the Advani-Modi battle is not either of them but the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the BJP’s ‘real High Command’”. Pointing out that “with Mr. Rajnath Singh’s public admission, the myth of the non-political Sangh has entirely collapsed” the paper said that “in truth” both Advani and Modi have flourished at different times because of a higher authority to whom they remain tied despite delusion that this was not so”.

RSS-Modi combination The paper warned that “the BJP’s allies will be more watchful than ever, knowing that what possibly awaits them is an RSS-Modi combination”. The Pioneer (June 13) agreed with Mr. Advani on the importance of the party rising above individuals but added that “it would do neither (Advani and Modi) any M.V. Kamath good to be seen as antagonistic to each other when the BJP has “the best chance in nine ther, the paper said “only if he (Modi) can years to displace the Congress-led UPA from bring himself to put his pride in his pocket power”. At the same time, it said, “the party and build bridges with detractors will he have has to confront the ground situation that the graduated to Prime Ministerial aspirations”. BJP needs a dynamic leadership, fresh blood, As for the Congress, the paper said, “the jocu- new ideas and an aggressive campaign to oust lar comments from Congress loud-mouths… “UPA from power”. only confirm they are jittery”. Economic Times (June 12) said that whatBusiness Line (June 11) said Modi’s an- ever has happened “only goes to underline the nointment “shows this was no ordinary eleva- BJP’s status as a subsidiary of the Sangh which tion” and “no doubt reflects popular yearning works to create… a majoritarian order in within the party’s cadre for his prime ministe- which Hindutva defines Indian nationhood rial candidature. The paper said “leaders are and the minorities are downgraded to secondbest chosen after a process of internal debate class citizens”. What it all shows is that in the and discussion” and while this may “create English media Modi has no friends. Practically some bad blood… it is any day better than all separate commentators have only conchoices made on presumed advantages of a tempt for Modi, as an upholder of Hindutva, family pedigree for electoral success, some- whatever that means, and lots of sympathy for thing that the Congress and the various dy- Advani. nasty-based regional parties would do well to As The Telegraph’s correspondent noted, emulate…” “the more pragmatic voices in the BJP wonder Following Advani’s withdrawal of his resig- how Modi would carry with him allies, let nations, a part of the media sounded peeved. alone the whole country, or attract new partThe Times of India (June 13) said that Atal ners if he cannot even turn around a patriarch Behari Vajpayee had passed the baton on to who saved his chair after the Gujarat riots”.

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HE whole life of the upper classes is a constant inconsistency. The more delicate a man’s conscience is, the more painful this contradiction is to him. A man of sensitive conscience cannot but suffer if he lives such a life. The only means by which he can escape from this suffering is by blunting his conscience, but even if some men succeed in dulling their conscience they cannot dull their fears. The men of the higher dominating classes whose conscience is naturally not sensitive or has become blunted, suffer from fear and hatred. They are bound to suffer. They know all the hatred of them existing, and inevitably existing in the working classes. They are aware that the working classes know that they are deceived and exploited, and that they are beginning to organize themselves to shake off oppression and revenge themselves on their oppressors. The higher classes see the unions, the strikes, the May Day Celebrations, and feel the calamity that is threatening them, and their terror passes into an instinct of self-defense and hatred. They know that if for one instant they are

worsted in the struggle with their oppressed slaves, they will perish, because the slaves are exasperated and their exasperation is growing more intense with every day of oppression. The oppressors, even if they wished to do so, could not make an end to oppression. They know that they themselves will perish directly they even relax the harshness of their oppression. And they do not relax it, in spite of all their pretended care for the welfare of the working classes, for the

MATTER & SPIRIT eight-hour day, for regulation of the labor of minors and of women, for savings banks and pensions. All that is humbug, or else simply anxiety to keep the slave fit to do his work. But the slave is still a slave, and the master who cannot live without a slave is less disposed to set him free than ever. The attitude of the ruling classes to the laborers is that of a man who has felled his adversary to the earth and holds him down, not

so much because he wants to hold him down, as because he knows that if he let him go, even for a second, he would himself be stabbed, for his adversary is infuriated and has a knife in his hand. And therefore, whether their conscience is tender or the reverse, our rich men cannot enjoy the wealth they have filched from the poor as the ancients did who believed in their right to it. Their whole life and all their enjoyments are embittered either by the stings of conscience or by terror. So much for the economic contradiction. The political contradiction is even more striking. All men are brought up to the habit of obeying the laws of the state before everything. A man marries and is divorced, educates his children, and even professes his religious faith in accordance with the law. What about the law then which defines our whole existence? Do men believe in it? Do they regard it as good? Not at all. In the majority of cases people of the present time do not believe in the justice of the law, they despise it, but still they obey it. — Leo Tolstoy


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NESBIT ROAD: A STREET TO HELL, LITERALLY! An open letter to BMC chief Sitaram Kunte: Respected Sir, I wonder if you have ever realised how important the Nesbit Road is to us Mazgaonkars. One of the most important road of the ward, with almost nine popular institutions, a string of nurseries and kindergartens, a major hospital, Mumbai High Court, Sales Tax offices, and a large number of towers and apartment buildings with more than 20,000 inhabitants. The path used by thousands of children every morning and noon, hundreds of patients in and out of Prince Ali Khan Hospital, judges and magistrates visiting the Mumbai High Court. Then by us, the lesser mortals, common man called ‘Aam Aadmi’. Sir, only reason for me to elaborate the demography and importance of the road is to draw your attention on its horrid condition. The path is in utter mess, absolute shambles, a road to hell, literally. I suggest, please take a drive along the road, to share and experience the agony and the anxiety we all go through every single day. I warn you to refrain though, if you are suffering from back pain, as this road is full of deep trenches and ditches. Our vehicles are damaged, our children are shaken, our bones are rattled and yet our spirits are high.

Lord Parshuram’s abode ARCHEOLOGISTS have discovered an ancient Hindu settlement in the mountainous region of Cambodia. Its name is Mahendra Parvat. Incidentally, our Purans say that the abode of Lord Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was known as Mahendra Giri; the word Giri in Sanskrit means mountain, i.e. Parvat.

ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES! This is the horrid condition, as on date, of Nesbit Road in Mazgaon. This has been the situation since the past decade. offices with humble appeal to repair and help maintain the Nesbit Road, but to no avail. So henceforth, we are taking the stance of sharing our anguish with the media. Please have a look at some of the pictures taken. Kndly visit our modest ward and see for yourself

the lack of concern by municipal authorities to redevelop the Nesbit Road. Hon’ble Sir, our patience is leaving us and our spirits too! The agony increases every year as the hope is dying. May we kindly request you to take hold of the situation and without delay draft a

Narendra Modi knowing fully well that Modi is a potential candidate for PM and there is no room for himself in the fray. So he left NDA. Nothing secular about it. Hope the PM remains above all this and does not further lose his credibility by making such illogical statements.

of cases like Kingfisher Airways which have deceived the bankers. Hence bankers are justified in seeking the Borrowers Corporate Guarantee as in the case of Electrosteel Castings of Kejriwal Group. Bankers of Hindustan Constructions Ltd have also taken objection to increase in pay package of Rs.10 crore to their Chief Executive and yet they approach for “Restructuring Loan”. In fact RBI should make discreet enquiries in respect of CDR proposal of bankers in cases of big borrowers, thereby taking adequate care of depositor’s money.

Debatable court order THE recent judgment of the Madras HC, regarding sexual relationship between two adults, may have far reaching consequences on the country’s social fabric. The legal fraternity should give serious thought to it and approach a larger Bench in the same HC; or file a writ plea before the apex court for the Constitutional interpretation of the ruling. If found necessary, the SC may refer the matter to a full bench, as is hitherto being done when its opinion is sought by a Presidential reference.

IT is quite disturbing to see the ‘pothole conditions’ in New Panvel. The recent spell of rain has left New Panvel roads with huge potholes, making travel a roller coaster ride. HDFC circle that connects the node to the Sion Panvel highway through rail over bridge has developed potholes leading to accidents, traffic jams and adding to the wear and tear of vehicles. It is very dangerous to drive on the road at night as the craters cannot be seen due to the rains and darkness. Concerned authorities must act now.

— Satish R. Murdeshwar, Pune

— Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

— Probir Kumar Bose, New Panvel

— T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

  

— Vineet Phadtare, Borivli

BIHAR Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s frankly speaking with Arnab Goswami on ‘Times Now’ on IT is quite surprising that the PM Friday June 21 was very good and it has since termed Nitish Kumar as exposed the dirty intentions of the secular which sounds very low Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by creating an anti-Congress wave by dicgiven the status of ManOF tating their terms to project Gujarat mohan Singh. Kumar de- LETTER THE DAY Chief Minister Narendra Modi as pended solely on BJP and was a cabinet minister, whose han- the future prime minister in 2014 dling of the Railway Ministry was general elections. I strongly feel that pretty ordinary and accident-prone the reason given by Kumar of Janata period lacking initiative raising Dal (United) for leaving the BJP-led doubts whether he was only for NDA is absolutely right as the BJP Bihar or for the entire country. leadership wanted to rule the counKumar prospered based on BJP and try single-handedly without botherhaving nourished ambitions to be- ing about their alliance partners come PM was not able to stand which resulted in the anti-Congress feeling among people losing its steam serious doubts have risen in their minds about the integrity of the BJP and some of its leaders like Narendra Modi

PM’s mistaken about Nitish

— Bhagwan Thadani, Pune

CDR issue: Banks justified

WRONG IMPRESSION: Manmohan Singh should know that Nitish Kumar broke alliance with NDA because he was no match for Narendra Modi in the quest for NDA PM’s candidacy and not because he is secular.

solution. We the Indian citizens, we the Mumbaikars, we the Mazgaonkars, we the dutiful tax payers appeal to you. We deserve the right to good roads and infrastructure.

The Nesbit Road has been in trouble since the past decade. Yes, a decade! We have addressed the issue through letters and even that has crossed a century. This must be the 110th letter to your offices. Being good patient citizens, we have been writing letters to your

IT is heartening to note from print media that lending banks are now cautious while considering Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) to defaulting borrowers. In fact, big borrowers have been taking bankers for a ride while seeking loans from the banks by projecting ‘rosy picture’ while making loan application to them. It is only when they fail in their projections they approach bankers for “restructuring” the loan. We have any number

— Abuzar N. Zakir, Chairman, Concern For Mumbai

‘Potholed’ New Panvel!

Elect a military govt. democratically! WE were the first country to democratically elect a communist government in 1953. Now this country is literally being run by the armed forces. Don’t believe me? The truth is that the army has taken over this nation without a coup. They ensure that elections are held without fear. They are fighting on the borders, fighting insurgency (police work) within the borders, handling floods, earthquakes, tsunamis (all civil work), finishing stadiums and even winning medals. They run some of the best schools, Aclass medical and engineering colleges. Each institution – NDA, IMA, DSSC, AWC, NDC, not to mention HAWS and CIJWS, is AAA+ where the world comes to learn. Indian troops are always in demand for UN operations. Their cantonments have always been like Singapore and Shanghai. Last but not the least, their ‘betis’ dominate Bollywood and beauty contests. They are effectively in

LAUDABLE PERFORMANCE: Our nation is literally being run by the armed forces. Their presence is visible in many important sectors of the country and they will make better rulers for the aam aadmi’s benefit. charge without sitting in 10, Janpath (Race Course Road and Rashtrapati Bhavan are rubber stamps) because the other arms of state have proved to be totally inept. Even babies falling in borewells trust only the army! The leg-

islature, executive and judiciary – the so-called pillars of democracy are nothing but caterpillars. So in 2014 why don’t we become the first country to elect a military government democratically? — T.R. Ramaswami, Kandivli


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he wife of Samir Mansuri, the blind doctor who was receiving extortion and death threats from private numbers, was molested and abused four men when she was on her way her back home. Shabnam Mansuri was returning home in an auto rickshaw after completing some formalities in Juhu Police station.

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ust 2 days after a 28-yearold youth, Kalpesh Raut jumped off at the BandraWorli Sea Link (BWSL) from the Worli-end of the sea-link on Monday and the body was fished out at Worli- Koliwada, a couple’s body was found at Worli sea-face on Wednesday. Rekha Ganesh Bhise (43)

The incident took place on Wednesday night when Shabnam left Juhu police station where she had gone in her husband’s stead to lodge a statement in the extortion and crank call case which her husband has filed. According to Shabnam, four miscreants stopped her auto rickshaw near the garden some 200 metres from the police station. “The men began to threaten me. They said that if my husband did

not pay up they will my entire family,” said she. “I have mentioned the names of the three of the four accused. These three I know of from their voice. They are Yogesh Patel (30), Rafique Lokhandwala (45) and Sunny Khambawala; all of them used to stay in Ahmedabad,” Shabnam added. “I have written a formal complaint and have forwarded it to Additional Commissioner of Police (West)

Dadar couple commits suicide committed suicide and her husband Ganesh Baba Bhise (45) followed soon on Wednesday. The couple had an argument before the wife took the step. Before leaving their home in Dadar at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, the couple had informed

their two children that they are going out to buy Chinese food. The deceased were residents of Dadar. The locals had spotted Rekha’s body near Worli Sea Face on Wednesday at around 2 p.m., following which the Worli police was

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Vishwas Nagre Patil, DCP Charling Dorje and other senior police officers. The same complaint has also been forwarded to the National Commission for Women (NCW), Delhi,” said Shabnam. “We have taken cognizance of the complaint. We will work accordingly and take requisite action,” said Assistant Police Inspector (API) of Juhu Police station told ADC. alerted. Later in the evening, Ganesh’s body was found by the Worli Coast Guards opposite Worli dairy. According to Pallavi Patil, Investigating officer, Worli police station, “The couple used to fight often. The reason for the suicide is not yet known. We are still investigating the matter.” The postmortem reports of both the deceased are awaited.

Rosemary & Thyme International was awarded ‘Best Healthcare & Outdoor Catering Services’ by Brands Academy, New Delhi, at a function held recently in Mumbai. Seen in the picture, Dr. Mukund Aparajit receiving the award from former Ms. World Diana Hayden.

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e-TENDER NOTICE The Commissioner for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) invites e-Tenders on percentage / item rate basis for the following works/ supply/ purchase from the contractors registered with MCGM or with State/ Central Government Organisations/ Military Engineering Services in equivalent class & category & from MCGM registered contractor dealing in the line as mentioned below. All tenderers should satisfy the Post Qualification Criteria detailed in the e-Tender Document. Sr. Bid No. invitation No. 1 2 1. 7100018447

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3 Providing & fixing energy efficient power saving street light fittings and fixtures, at various water works installations in O.C. Division

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Supply of portable tools i.e. 41,700.00 heavy duty hydraulic jacks, puller etc. for emergency repairs works of trunk mains & dams in Modak Sagar, Kasheli & Jamboli section in O.C. Division

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Sharat Chandrayan, Chief Public Relations Officer, WR & Chief Editor, ‘Rail Darpan’ and his editorial team of ‘Rail Darpan’ with the award for creativity excellence in the 5th ICE Award Distribution by Shailaja Nair Foundation. The awards were conferred for WR’s inhouse magazine ‘Rail Darpan’. Every year these awards are given for creative excellence in the field of internal communication. Western Railway is the sole Government organisation, which has figured in the list of award winners along with big corporate institutions like Reserve Bank of India, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Union Bank of India, etc.

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(LtoR): Mr. Agnelorajesh Athaide, MD, St. Angelo’s Professional Education and Ms. Sugra Athaide receiving the India Leadership Award 2013 from Mr. Satya Brahma, Mr. Kewal Handa and Dr. Mukesh Batra.

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ahara India has pledged to build 10,000 pre-fabricated houses and provide immediate as well as long-term relief to the calamity-struck people of Uttarakhand. A helpline -- 1800 180 9090 has also been set up, says a press release issued by the company. It will also provide 100,000 drinking water bottles, juice bottles and food packets, as well as candles and match boxes. The material will be

distributed through specially set-up camps. Meanwhile, 25 medical health unit vans equipped with doctors, pharmacists, free medicines and basic testing equipments are being deployed and will operate till the situation warrants. Sahara will also provide complete food and household items every month to 10,000 families, depending upon need. This is in addition to blankets, 10,000 Solar lanterns with hand crank and mobile charger facility.


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BEHIND YOUR GLASSES Priyanka Singh & Dev Goswami asked a bartender why we use a portly glass to drink whiskey and a lean one for a martini. Turns out, he was as blank as they were! So, they decided to find out themselves and emerged with some insightful reasoning. Read on to find out more

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hy can we not get a tequila shot served in a martini glass instead? After all, we only have to toss back the drink, right? And why the stout glasses for brandy and willowy ones for champagne? Well, tequila demands a shot glass because a martini glass will shatter once you thump it down after your enthusiastic shot and the answer to our next question is simply that you won’t enjoy both the liquors if you interchange glasses. There is a reason why there is an elaborate range of glassware for specific kinds of alcohol. And because of the endless ignorance around the topic, we clinked our snifters and decided to find out just why we drink our brandy in them. Along with that, we also bring forth a few other popular glasses and why they hold a particular liquor.

Brandy glass

The contour of this short and stout tulip shaped glass serves a specific purpose. Brandy glasses, also known as snifters, are designed so that the drinker can enjoy the aroma. The bottom of the glass is wide while the top is narrow, so that the aroma of the drink is concentrated within the glass. The stem of the glass is short so that you can rest its base on your palm. This way the liquor gets warm and releases more flavour.

Champagne & sparkling wine glass Most champagnes and sparkling wines are served in tulip shaped flute glasses because this is the best way to enjoy the drink. These drinks taste best when the glasses that they are served in hold the bubbles and don’t let them dissipate soon. A tulip-shaped flute glass not only holds the bubbles because of its slender shape, but the slight curve also helps you smell and taste it right.

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Beer glasses depend on the kind of beer you’re drinking. The most standard variety that you’ll find are pint glasses (what we call beer mugs). However, those glasses are actually meant for robust beers like lagers. For wheat beer, tall, slender glasses that curve slightly towards the top are used. Pilsners on the other hand, are served in tall, narrow and tapered glasses as it allows the formation of a foamy head. Some beers, such as ales and stouts, are also served in stemmed glasses; brandy snifters are commonly used. This also allows the beer to form a foamy head and gives you room to swirl it around, which helps release the aromas.

Martini glass Nothing made the martini as popular as the James Bond catchphrase, ‘Shaken, not stirred.’ However, a martini glass is not just used to serve a martini, but also other cocktails. There is something very appealing about that slender stem that supports the inverted cone, and unarguably a martini glass is one of the best looking glasses used for alcohol. The style came about because martinis and cocktails are usually served with ice or cold; when drinking a martini you hold onto the stem so that your hands don’t warm up the drink and melt the ice fast.

shot glass A shot glass was traditionally used to measure alcohol for cocktail recipes, but it now has moved on to become much more. Drinks such as tequila, Jagerbombs and Jello shots are incomplete without this type of glass. If you observe, the base and sides of a shot glass are always thick. As we all know, when downing a shot, a drinker is supposed to toss back the alcohol as quickly as possible and then slam the glass on to the table. The thickness is to make the glass withstand the force.

Margarita glass

glass etiquette

With glasses such as shots and beer glasses, holding them is a pretty straightforward process. However, when it comes to wine and brandy, there are some etiquettes that need to be followed and with good reason. The following points will help you: Wine: Wine is perhaps the most complicated of all drinks when it comes to holding the glass properly. However, beginners can follow a simple rule — hold the wine glass by the stem and not the base. Wines are often served at a specific temperature and placing your hand on the base means that you might end up altering it. Holding it by the stem also allows you to swirl the wine in the glass easily, which releases the fragrance of the wine. Brandy snifter/glass: Don’t drink your brandy immediately. Pour it in the glass, let it warm in your hands and swirl it around before drinking. This is done so that you can get more of the aroma and flavour as explained on the previous page. You must hold a snifter by cupping the base with your palm (to make the drink warm) and letting the stem rest between your second and third finger.

Also known as cocktail glasses, these glasses are used to serve a variety of cocktails apart from the Margarita. Other popular drinks that can be served in these glasses include daiquiris and cranberry vodka slush. They can normally hold around 250ml of liquid and are best for cocktails that include crushed ice in their preparation. They are called Margarita glasses because they are mostly used to serve that particular recipe. However, you can use these glasses to serve any cocktail that you want if you’re going for a celebratory look and feel.

Bar sets & accessories

Wine glasses

Here is our list of some of the best bar sets and accessories from across the city:

When it comes to wine, there are various factors that need to be considered such as if a wine is robust or fruit and red or white. But the one thing that is common among the wine glasses is that they are broader when it comes to their tulip shape and are stemmed. This particular shape directs the aroma of the wine towards your nose while the stem ensures that the temperature of the wine doesn’t get altered. These glasses also make swirling easy which is necessary when you’re drinking wine as the action releases the aroma compounds that enhance the flavour. As far as the different glasses are concerned, robust red wines are served in an elongated tulip shaped glass and fruit red wines in a bowl shaped glass. White wine on the other hand, is served in a comparatively slender, tulip shaped glass.

on its Way to cheers!

This bar trolley by Eastern Treasure Lifestyle would be a perfect (and expensive) option to pull in a variety of alcohols and drinks in one go at a party. Price `48,000 Where Eastern Treasure Lifestyle, Hill Road, Bandra (W)

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Just this one piece atop your wine bottle sorts you — your wine glasses as well as the wine, all in one place. Only if other things in life could be this original! Price `1,949 Where www.hitplay.in

This wine rack in the form of a metallic film reel will not only hold your wines, but also be a unique décor item in your house. Price `2,500 Where Tappu Ki Dukaan, Fort

hurricane glass The hurricane is a tall, curved glass that is meant for fruit-based cocktails. Tropical cocktails that are garnished with fruit pieces are the most common drinks that are served in these glasses. They tend to give a drink a festive look and can hold around 300ml of liquid. These glasses are perfect for serving blended and colourful drinks and some of the most common cocktails that a hurricane glass can be used for include Pina Colada, Blue Hawaii and Hurricane (from where it gets its name).

royal high

This is only for the ones who want to have a luxurious bar unit amid their abode and are willing to spend with an open heart and wallet. Price `19 lakh approximately Where The Great Eastern Home at Byculla and Vikhroli (W)

all things silver?

Are you the kind who flaunts your silver and platinum? Then this sterling silver wine cooler will pull in envious stares. Price `1 lakh approximately Where www.episodesilver.com


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« EVENT PHOTO EXHIBITION

Accessible Arctic at High Street Phoenix

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If you want to treat yourself to some mesmerising photographs, Dev Goswami recommends the Accessible Arctic exhibition

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ext week, High Street Phoenix will be playing >> The Arctic has host to a truly an untouched breathtaking display of natural beauty pictures. Curated by the Canadian to it Museum of Nature, the exhibition has previously been showcased in London, Belgium, Stockholm, Sydney and Berlin. The exhibition is part of High Street Phoenix’s World Wednesday promotion and it is the first in the series of an initiative that aims to acquaint you with cultures from around the world. Speaking about World Wednesday, senior centre director of High Street Phoenix, Rajendra Kalkar, says, “We have been appreciated for our infrastructure and positioning as a mall with world class services and events and World Wednesday, through Accessible Arctic, will take us a step further. We aim to create new experiences by showcasing rich culture of different nations, brought together under our roof.” The exhibition will display pictures from a number of photographers who have contributed to Canadian Geographic, a magazine known for showcasing some of the most iconic photography of Canada’s arctic. As you can see from the pictures, the exhibition promises to be one-of-a-kind and an >> Animals experience that you don’t want to such as polar miss out on. We know we don’t! bears are when July 3 to 7 another aspect where 2nd floor, Palladium, High of nature that Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat you’ll get to see Marg, Lower Parel at the exhibition contact 43339994

>> Some photographs will showcase rarely seen natural phenomenons

« EVENT A WINE SHOWCASE ceLebraTe inDia’s FinesT wines wiTh aLL ThinGs nice In honour of the participating wineries and the winners at the recent Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards (IWCCA), All Things Nice will be hosting an event called ‘Celebrating India’s Finest.’ It is a large scale event at which wineries will showcase their IWCCA 2012 award winning wines over wine and canapés. Wine Indian The Consumer’s Choice Awards gave wine enthusiasts a platform to voice their opinions and helped create an independent list of India’s finest wines. A select group of everyday wine consumers voted for their favourite Indian wine brands after sampling all produced domestically premium wines. Last year, 19

Gold and 13 Silver medals were awarded a week after the competition to winning wines in defined categories. The event is a reflection of the philosophy that All Things Nice is based on, to savour the pleasures of life, to provide an opportunity to relish your senses, tickle your taste buds and give in to the pleasures of indulgence. “The evening promises to be a lot of fun as we drink India’s best in the company of likeminded people,” says Nikhil Agarwal, sommelier and director of All Things Nice. when June 29, 7pm onwards where Le Pain Quotidien, Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Road, Apollo Bunder, Colaba contact www.allthingsnice.in

« CAMPAIGN TWEET A RUPEE FOR UTTARAKHAND

TweeT For a cause

« EVENT: BOSS DIALOGUES AT ESCOBAR in conversaTion wiTh kabir khan Escobar is hosting another Boss Dialogue session this weekend. With the witty director of hit film Ek Tha Tiger, Kabir Khan in conversation with Indu Mirani, it’s a show you must see. With over 35 years of experience in the film industry, Indu Mirani will be asking Kabir Khan about his experiences, which include some great anecdotes about Salman Khan and others in the industry. He will also be sharing his experiences about being an outsider, making it in Bollywood, his years as a documentary filmmaker and life before directing Kabul Express. Being interested in the politics of a film and gender issues, you’ll hear him

talk about things that are rarely spoken about when it comes to Bollywood. Indu will be asking him questions about cinema, with no agendas. Co-founded by Indu Mirani and Namrata Bhawnani, it’s a great initiative and worth a watch.

Indu Mirani, co-founder of the Boss Dialogues, tells us, “The boss dialogues is a series of conversations with iconic A-list directors and a platform for cinephiles and film students to connect with the directors behind landmark films in an intimate setting. Kabir Khan is a man who has helmed some of the most powerful continually and documentaries intellectualises cinema, while remaining grounded, witty and articulate when discussing his art and craft.” Entry to the event is free but registration is mandatory. when June 30 from 5.30pm onwards where Escobar, Bandra (W) contact 42760000

If you follow either Vir Das or Neha Dhupia on Twitter, you’ve probably seen their #TweetARupee tweets. Supporting an issue that everyone should be concerned about, here is your chance to do something small for the flood victims in Uttarakhand. Frog Ideas is the company that started the initiative of raising funds from friends and family and through India’s first Twitter fundraising, aim to contribute directly to relief funding. Jatin Madi, from Frog Ideas, tells us, “Four family members of the Frog Ideas team were stuck in a cave near Uttarakhand without food, water and warmth for more than four days. Though they have been rescued, the horror stories that we’ve heard compelled us to launch this campaign. This issue is something that everyone should be concerned about. So, we decided to give the netizens an opportunity to do the least that they could do. Literally TweetARupee.” They will raise and donate one rupee for every tweet using that hashtag. Here’s your chance to donate as well as spread awareness by taking part in the campaign. To help out Head to www.twitter.com and tweet using the #TweetARupee. Every tweet raises more awareness and more funds for the cause. Follow Frog Ideas @frogideas on Twitter


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Exhibition it'S a great time for Beer loverS

Taj Lands End is inviting you to join their Brewery Voyage, a showcasing of 14 labels of beer from around the world. The Brewery Voyage gives beer connoisseurs an opportunity to experience the distinctive flavours and refreshing aromas of beers from reputed breweries and unique monasteries from countries across the globe.The beers are carefully chosen for discerning Mumbai aficionados. A Taj spokesperson for the event tells us, “Most people are now connoisseurs of brews from different parts of the world. After a hard day’s work, people prefer to relax with a glass of beer. It is the perfect opportunity for them to savour the best of international and domestic beer.” When Up to June 30 Where Atrium Lounge, Taj Lands End, Bandstand, Bandra (W) contact 66681234

You may submit listings to: 48hours@afternoondc.in If you want to access the paper online, check out our epaper at www.afternoondc.in/epaper/de fault.aspx8

The Lalit is holding a Dili Ka Khaana food festival at their Balcuhi restaurant where a master chef from Delhi has specifically designed a menu which includes dishes from the North. The delectable spread includes starters, kebabs, curries, biryanis and desserts. In accordance with the theme, the décor and ambience of the restaurant has been designed to depict the royal Mughal dynasty and its architecture. Chef SS Tyagi, Chef De Cuisine at Baluchi The Lalit Delhi, says, “Delhi has had its influences on cuisine right from the times when the Mughal dynasty ruled the country. The cuisine is a mixture of flavours from the North and mouth-watering street food. The menu at the Lalit Mumbai has been created to depict the royal Mughal dynasty.” When Up to June 30 Where 24/7 All Day Dining, The Lalit, Andheri (E) contact 66992222

outdoor cateriNg from SuN N SaNd

The next time you’re hosting a party and don’t know where to get the food from, consider giving Sun n Sand a call. They have recently introduced an outdoor catering service that serves your party with amazing cuisines from their kitchens. They will be offering a range of starters, soup and selections from their salad bar. They also have pasta and barbecue counters along with kebab and tawa stations, desserts and over 12 elements in the main course. Executive assistant manager of food and beverage, Satish Fernandes tells us, “Sun n Sand has been known for its 50 years of warm hospitality and delicious cuisine. So, we decided to extend our hospitality to customers who like to enjoy good food and services with our special outdoor catering packages.” They have a range of packages which start at `2,220. When Ongoing, lunch and dinner contact 26201811

diScouNt for hSc & SSc StudeNtS

Village restaurant gives HSC students a 15% discount on the bill by producing their college ID. SSC students can bring their mark sheets and get a concession of the same amount as their percentage. Village offers a variety of 70 tempting delicacies It allows you to sample unlimited food and beverages from its food chowkis. The cuisines include a lavish spread of Marwari, Gujarati, North Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Chowpatty chaat as well as a selection of desserts. Deepak Bassi, managing director and CEO of the restaurant, says, “Village is a unique, thematic styled restaurant that offers an unlimited buffet of Indian cuisines. It is a one-of-a-kind place, where guests of all age groups can enjoy fun games, dance and a variety of music along with the gourmet dishes.” When Ongoing Where Village restaurant Kandivali, World Trade Center, Thane and Vashi contact 28092809/ 9987131348

>> The Orchid, Boulevard, is a great place to flock to for your midnight cravings

Shop

NickelodeoN makeS you go Back to School With a BaNg!

The three famous Nicktoons, Dora The Explorer, Ninja Hattori and Spongebob SquarePants are all set to welcome kids with their Back To School range. The collection includes a wide selection of bags, strollers, compass boxes, lunch boxes, sippers and a novel selection of coin boxes, trash bins and combo packs in a variety of colours and sleek designs. Sandeep Dahiya, SVP & business head of consumer products for Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd, says, “The collection, which is colourful and vibrant, ties well with our theme, ‘Nickelodeon School of Celebrations’, which is about encouraging kids to rejoin their academic session at school.” The price ranges from `99 and goes up to `1,599. Go ahead and give your kid the much needed kickstart to the new school year. When Ongoing Where Crossword outlets, Hypercity Mall, Malad, Mom & Me, Bandra (W) contact www.nickindia.com

diScover your perSoNal Style at StyliNg aveNue

A place that allows you to express your own unique style, Styling Avenue is here to help you understand what looks best on you. They’ve been in the business for around two years and they believe in helping you discover your own style. Founder, Pooja Chadha, says, “We don’t believe in one-time makeovers. Instead, our experts spend time with you to guide and train you to understand what suits you best and teach you how to do-it-yourself. These are intense, high-engagement sessions and not just advice or simple tutorials given over the internet.” They’re now opening a new centre in Colaba. From assisted shopping trips to wardrobe consultation, makeup, hair styling and even etiquette, communication and body language, you need to create your new look. So, get in touch for more details about their workshops. When Ongoing Where Colaba and Bandra (W) outlets contact www.stylingavenue.com

Surf Shack collectioN By tommy hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger has launched a limited edition collection called the Surf Shack Collection. The collection is perfect if you’re planning on heading to a beach destination for a weekend getaway. It includes bikinis and surf shorts, but the best part about the range is a clutch that is shaped like a surf board! The collection also has footwear, bags, scarfs and neon coloured eyewear. Speaking about the launch of the collection, Tommy Hilfiger said, “It’s the easy, laid-back vibe of the surf culture and beach life that I find so inspiring. The Surf Shack collection infuses quintessential surf statement pieces with modern accents.” The collection is priced from `1,799 onwards. When Ongoing Where Tommy Hilfiger outlets across the city

Shop get pampered at a diScouNt

midNight moNSooN Spread at Boulevard

disclaimer: The content used in the 48 Hours weekend planner is not exclusive and mandatory. It may change according to the organiser etc. The ADC group is not responsible for any changes.

delhi deliciouS

Feeling hungry post midnight? 24-hour coffee shop at The Orchid, Boulevard, is offering some delicious fare for an after hour treat. The buffet is a perfect monsoon indulgence and comprises of everything from soups and salads to Indian, continental and Chinese main course dishes. There are also extravagant dessert and ice-cream options. The buffet is priced at `550. Executive chef, Navid Akhtar says, “We are offering the best midnight buffet in the city with a variety of options and a great spread. We have also introduced monsoon delights such as vegetable pakoras and pav bhaji.” Head over for a midnight feast. When Ongoing, from 11.30pm — 2.30am Where Boulevard, The Orchid Hotel, Adjacent to the Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (E) contact 26164040

Runah Salon has introduced its tempting happy hours. Drop in for a new look, a relaxing foot rub or even just to trim your hair during their Happy Monsoon Hours from 10.30am to 2pm, every Monday to Thursday, where they will offer you a 10% discount on any of the services that you choose. Akshata Honawar, creative director of the salon, says, “Runah Salon came up with this idea because they wished to do something new for their clients and provide them with extra benefits.” When Up to June 30, from 10.30am — 2pm Where Runah Salon, 1st floor, Power House Gym, opposite Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel contact 24941111/ 9833921960

WORKSHOP

eggleSS BakiNg at apB

Nail treatmeNt raNge from Bio Sculpture

South African brand Bio Sculpture has launched a range of nail-treatment gels that promise you great quality and beautiful looking nails. They have a variety of nail treatments that will take care of conditions such as brittle, flaky, short and damaged nails. Speaking about the range, founder and director, Elmien Scholtz, says, “The range is very durable and perfect for monsoon since the gels are water-proof.” Check out their website and give your nails a good pampering. Where www.biosculpture.co.in

Have you always wanted to learn how to bake eggless desserts? APB Cook Studio is here with their Eggless Baking Weekday Masterclass. Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal says, “Our baking festival offers the best culinary expertise and extension curriculum dishes. It also includes our much loved APB lunches.” In addition to baking, you’ll also be served vegetarian lunch on both days and you can take home whatever you make! The class costs `4,500 + taxes. When June 29 and 30, from 11am — 4pm Where APB Cook Studio, Saki Vihar, Andheri (E) contact 42152799


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MUMBAI | FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

« STORE REVIEW: AVIRATÉ & NAILSPA EXPERIENCE

Madhurjya Saikia | HRM

A fashion let down >> The décor at Aviraté is unimpressive and doesn’t resemble a high-end store at all

Sri Lankan high street fashion brand Aviraté opened its second store in the city. Priyanka Singh scoured through to find ‘high street fashion,’ but was disappointed

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viraté is a Sri Lankan brand with a Sanskrit name that means sensuality and we visited their recently inaugurated, second store in Mumbai, located at Phoenix Market City, Kurla. They call themselves a high-street sensuality brand and this threeword description heightened my expectations of their collection and store. As we entered, we expected the décor to match the brand’s ideology, but that wasn’t the case. The décor was unimpressive and run-offthe-mill. Once I overcame my initial disappointment, I started breezing through their collection. They refresh their range every month and I was told by the store manager that their specialties are

>> We wouldn’t pick up any of their bags, starting from `2,650

where Aviraté, Phoenix Market City, Kurla contact 61801558/ 54

>> Belts at Aviraté are run-off-the-mill and start at `1,050

knee-length dresses (`1,850 to `5,500) and maxi dresses (`3,100 to `9,900), so I assumed that they would stand out. They didn’t. From the entire range, I liked just one black dress with an off-white and light pink block design, which was priced at `3,900. It was chic, sophisticated and represented what the brand promises. They have two or three nice maxi dresses — I found a white one with bird motifs quite appealing, but was put off by its staggering price of `5,100. They also have a varied range of scarves, starting from `600. The present collection’s theme is Island Spirit, so I expected designs channeling nature and islands, but couldn’t find many pieces reflecting the same. Their shoe collection is average, but I liked a

DO THEY NAIL IT?

pair of blue pumps for `3,000. They say their transparent clutches are a hit, but they seem overpriced. An orange one we liked cost `5,650. Their lingerie was the only section that left us impressed, with its lacy range, starting from `420 to `1,750. Tops start from `1,300 to `3,950 and handbags are priced from `2,650 to `3,000. The yawninducing accessories ranged from `350 to `1,650. Clearly, Aviraté needs to either lower their prices or up the designs, because there are many other brands in the same mall >> Their shoe collection fares better with these blue pumps for `3,000

offering a much nicer collection at better prices. You don’t become a high-street brand just by calling yourself one; you need to make calculated sartorial choices to make the cut.

« NEW LAUNCHES: FIND OUT WHAT’S JUST OUT

Textured nails are in style and NailSpa Experience promises a diva-like experience at their salon. Rhea Dhanbhoora finds out if their promise of a manicure fit for a star matched expectations

Ever since Blake Lively sported a velvet manicure at her wedding, fashionistas have been scrambling to keep up. So, I was looking forward to trying them at NailSpa Experience. I made my way to the salon expecting nothing short of a luxurious experience. But, if you want luxury, NailSpa Experience is not the right place to be. The people at the counter are sweet, but the people changing your nail polish are nowhere near what a celebrity would tolerate, which diminishes the experience. Sloppy polish application and excessive talking and debating while I was getting my nails done didn’t make me feel pampered. The process was quick and simple, with microbeads piled up on my nails for the caviar manicure and crushed velvet applied for the velvet look. The caviar manicure looked nice when it was done, but it could have been applied neater. The velvet manicure on the other hand, was a big disappointment. It didn’t look anything like it did in the pictures and although it was soft to touch, it just looked like smudged red nail polish! It would make me stand out in a crowd,

Before

after

but for all the wrong reasons. The velvet rubbed off almost completely by the time I travelled from Bandra to Andheri, so if I did want to get it done for a night out, it wouldn’t even last halfway. Also, you can’t wet your hands after you get it done, which was something I couldn’t bring myself to do! In a nutshell, avoid the velvet manicure unless you want to see money go down the drain — literally.

>> As you can see from the pictures, the caviar manicure looked pretty initially (left), although a bit sloppy. The next morning however (right), the colour faded and most of the beads fell off On the other hand, the caviar manicure looked pretty and lasted all night. The red fades the next day, but it’s a good option for a night out. At `600 for the pair, it wasn’t worth the experience and I wouldn’t go back for more. where NailSpa Experience, Linking Road, Bandra (W) contact 65324444

trendy art watches

If you want something unique and stylish, check out whysoserious.com’s collection trendy art watches. The watches come in a range of unique designs, patterns and feature a variety of colours, making them perfect for the monsoon. We particularly loved a watch that had a transparent strap and a black dial. Other designs include uniquely patterned dials and bold colours such as yellow and green. At the price that the watches are being offered for, this is a collection that you just have to check out. where www.whysoserious.com Price `2,099


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Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Madhurjya Saikia | HRM

MUMBAI | FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Worth your money >> While the Veggie Calzone pizza (top left) and Chicken Olivetti (extreme right) left us salivating, the Tandoor cooked Jamaican Jerked Chicken (centre) was quite a letdown

European restaurant Le Café not only made Priyanka Singh’s palette happy, but her ears too! Read on to know why you should pay a visit

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e Café, the Chembur restaurant, opened another branch in Ghatkopar’s R-City mall last month. The restaurant is located in the outer section of the mall and will grab your attention with its opaque, bright yellow door. Le Café’s extended description states that the place is all about cuisine, wine and art. However, the latter two were missing — they hadn’t procured alcohol permits as yet and the décor was far from arty. We expected works of art to adorn the walls, but they were devoid of any. While there were tiffin boxes, kettles and a telescope placed around the restaurant, they seemed more random than anything else, pertaining to no theme in particular. But, we were told that art pieces would be added soon as the eatery was just two weeks old when we visited. Owner Ashish Sajnani has great taste in music though. The playlist (compiled by him) was

full of refreshing gems from the likes of Massive Attack and Morcheeba. Moving on to their cuisine, Le Café offers European fare and the menu is as elaborate for vegetarians as it is for non-vegetarians. We started with the drinks — an Oreo Cookie Shake (`150) and a Mint Mojito (`150). The former is a small meal in itself with a huge cream tower atop the shake. The shake was not overly sweet like most Oreo shakes tend to be, but we sorely missed the cookie crumbs in it. The mojito was refreshing enough for us to not miss the alcohol kick. For starters, we opted for Crispy Fried Potato Skin (`150), which was delightfully crisp, slightly piquant and served with chilli mayonnaise. The second starter was the unique Chicken Olivetti (`250); artistically presented with pesto and balsamic drizzle, with black olives stuffed inside chicken pieces,

giving the dish a nice tangy note. For the main-course, we ordered a Veggie Calzone (`375) filled with oven roasted peppers, artichokes, basil, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella. All pizzas are thin crust and baked in the traditional Italian way in a woodfire pizza oven. They deserve to be on your table. The next item we tried was the Tandoor cooked Jamaican Jerked Chicken (`375), also very temptingly presented, accompanied with red bean and barley risotto, caramelised pumpkin and spring vegetables. The touch of Where G 42, Phase II, Ground Floor, R City Mall, LBS Marg,Ghatkopar (W) Meal for two `1,500 approximately (without taxes) Alcohol served Only wine (coming soon) Contact 40159999 Twitter @LeCafeResto

Mangiamo’s new avatar

With a tall coconut tree with bright orange lights right outside, most of us have seen or heard about Mangiamo while making our way to and from Bandra station. While the restaurant has been open for quite some time, we were excited to hear that they have introduced Friday musical nights which sees guest DJs play at Mangiamo and a completely refurbished bar menu. Before we get to the new promotions, let’s talk about the menu because even though it’s unchanged, it deserves special mention. Their menu is pretty vast so we narrow it down for you. Dishes worth trying are the Gamberetti Con Salsa Picante (a flavourful prawn dish with tomatoes; `395), Capricciosa (a subtly flavoured pizza with intense rocket leaves complementing the Parma ham perfectly; `675), Risotto Al Fungi (a creamy risotto, with juicy, wild mushrooms; `545) and the star of the night — Crosta Di Erbe San Pietro (deliciously soft John Dory fish served with flavourful couscous; `795). Their desserts (Tiramisu cake and Panna Cotta) are a must-try. Coming to what’s new at >> Gamberetti Con Salsa Picante Mangiamo, their bar menu at first (extreme top) and Capricciosa seemed like any other. But as we (centre) were delicious and their proceeded to find out, they have a Tiramisu is a must-try few hidden gems that completely

Mangiamo in Bandra has undergone a transformation with a new bar menu and Friday musical nights. Dev Goswami finds out if it’s worth a visit Where Mangiamo, Kalpak Corner Building, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W) Meal for two `1,300 (Without alcohol) Alcohol served Yes Contact 26510077

>> While the upper section (in the picture) is going to serve as a regular resto-bar, the lower section is where the music will be played

pumpkin gave the dish a nice texture and the risotto was a good combination of sweet and salty. However, the chicken pieces failed the dish by being quite tough. Dessert included Tiramisu (part of their cutting dessert, presented in cutting chai glasses; `75) and Baked Phylly Cheesecake which comes with strawberry sauce and brandy snaps. (`174). The tiramisu wasn’t disappointing, but the cheesecake was dry and the brandy snaps were missing. To put it in a nutshell, Le Café was mostly a good experience for us with respect to quality, quantity, taste and price. Skip the desserts if you want, but they have some unique musttry savoury dishes on their menu. Before we sign off, just a small request to the restaurant — can we get some more leg space between the seats, please? Not all of us are fond of playing footsie.

bowled us over. First up, we tried a not-on-the-menu, trial drink called the Bahazee. The cocktail is a unique concoction of malted beer, hazelnut and coffee. What we liked about the cocktail was that all three components fit together well and the beer wasn’t overpowering. I hope to see it on the menu soon. Next, we tried a Whiskey Sour (`300) and a Toxic Punch (`350). The former was a strong drink and perfect for those who love whiskey. I would have had more to write about it had I not been blown over by the Toxic Punch. The whiskey based drink is potent all right and has a strong after-flavour of burnt orange peel. We also tried their red-wine Sangria (`450) which, though good, was just a typical Sangria. We then made a quick trip to Mangiamo’s lower level where the musical nights will take place. The lower level is big enough to fit 6070 people and is strictly a dancing section. They also have a special menu for this area which has a few liquor brands at a special price. There’s no question that you have to visit Mangiamo. If you’ve had their food before, then the new bar menu and the Friday musical nights will surprise you and serve as a great start to your weekend.


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Travel

Afternoon Despatch & Courier Special

MUMBAI MUMBAI | FRIDAY, | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER JUNE 28, 03, 2013 2010

>> (Phuket’s beaches are beautiful and you can spend an entire day relaxing on their beach chairs (bottom)

Smile your way to

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There’s more to Phuket than just great beaches. Vijaya Pratap tells us why it’s the ideal holiday destination for the entire family

>> (Clockwise from top) When you’re in Phuket, try snorkeling. Also, visit the beautiful Palace of the Elephants and don’t forget to try the delicious street food

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huket has been on my list of places to visit for years. So, you can imagine my excitement when I finally booked a direct flight from Mumbai to Phuket. The flight was smooth and the visa on arrival made things even smoother! After touching down and a thirty minute ride later, I checked into Laguna Phuket, which is a man-made paradise. Encircling the sparkling waters of a saltwater lagoon, it is an oasis of peace and tranquillity located in north west Phuket on the shores of the Bang Tao Bay. Phuket is not only the largest island situated on the south west coast of Thailand, it is also a popular beach destination. There are several adventure sports you can enjoy here including scuba diving, snorkeling, game fishing, elephant trekking and adventure safaris. Apart from the exciting sports on offer, Phuket is famous for its beaches, soaring lime stone cliffs and crystal clear waters. And Phi Phi Islands is a must see when you visit. Even the ride in the speed boat to Phi Phi Islands is thrilling. It’s an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. After a delectable Thai lunch, we set sail again towards Viking Cave, Pi Lei Cove, Hin Klang Reef, Monkey beach and Maya Bay — where the Leonardo Di Caprio starrer The Beach was shot. The Big Buddha in Phuket is another popular attraction that you should not miss out on. On top of Nakkerd Hills, sits the 45 metre high, imposing statue of Buddha. Easily accessible (within 6km from the town’s main road), this place offers a spectacular 360 degrees view of Phuket town. Made of white Burmese marble, the magnificent sculpture measures 25 metres at the base and it fills you with peace and hope amidst the serene surroundings. Apart from that, there is nothing like experiencing the local culture. And you can do so at the Phuket Fantasea Show, which gives tourists a peep into their world. This theatrical production is a blend of Thai culture and mythology, with dances and performances by elephants. It is a favourite among kids and adults alike. I realise why tourists from all over the world flock to this wonderful place. It’s a fun

>> Visit the imposing Big Buddha statue when you’re in Phuket

place to be! I think that it’s one of those holiday destinations where every family member has fun. And now, with new direct flights such as ‘Thai Smile,’ distances disappear, pocket friendly packages by hotels appear more attractive and family holidays get more exciting.

GETTING THERE

Direct flight ‘Thai Smile’ from Mumbai and Delhi to Phuket — twice a week. Check it out on www.thaiairways.co.in/thai_smile_flight.asp

WHERE To sTay

Many hotels offer attractive earlybird offers. Some include flights as well.

addEd aTTRacTIoN

This year, Angsana Laguna Phuket is offering free boarding and lodging for two children (below 12 ) accompanying parents, with many free activities thrown in. The offer is on up to October 31. Log on to www.lagunaphuket.com

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HAPPY FEET TWO

TODAY’S BEST VIEWING

 Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right. HBO, 9 p.m .

UNDER THE DOME

SOAPS & SERIALS

 When the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves trapped under a massive transparent dome with no way out, they struggle to survive as resources rapidly dwindle and panic quickly escalates, on the series premiere of UNDER THE DOME. Bi g CBS Love, 10 p.m.

ONE TREE HILL

 Dan must face the harsh consequences of his decision to murder Keith as Karen and Haley’s pregnancies complicate the lives of Nathan and the graduating seniors of Tree Hill High. Lucas wrestles with his post-high school options, and Peyton and Brooke prepare to spend the summer in Los Angeles together. Star World , 10 p.m .

NAURAL WORLD

 Master cinematographers explore the beauty of nature and wildlife using high quality photography and great close-ups. The NATURAL WORLD brings nature to the viewer in a way that they would normally not be able to see. An imal Planet, 8 p.m.

GOLD RUSH

 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.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW offers viewers a master class on subjects from hurricanes and poison to junk food and

THE KARATE KID

Under The Dome, Big CBS Love, 10 p.m.

fireworks. In each installment — which is illustrated by both still photos and live shots — narrator Matt Liston explains the history of the subject being explored and its relevance to our lives today, including fast facts sure to satisfy trivia buffs. In an episode on diamonds, for example, viewers found out how the gems go from mine to market and how diamond engagement rings became de rigueur. Discover y Science, 7.30 p.m.

NA BOLE TUM NA MAINE KUCH KAHA

 In tonight’s episode we will see, Munna calls Mohan and first time addresses himself as Addu. Further Mohan reaches the railway station and there is a face-off between Mohan and Addu. On the other hand, at Vyas house everybody gets to know that Addu is not the real Addu. Colors, 9.30 p.m .

EK VEER KI ARDAAS – VEERA

 Kartaar ploys against Gurpreet by making Balwant listen to their fight. Will Kartaar succeed in proving Gurpreet wrong? Will Balwant get manipulated by Kartaar’s ploy? Star Pl us, 10.30 p.m.

MOVIES OF THE DAY

 12-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Star Movies, 9 p.m .

SHOR IN THE CITY

 An NRI faces threats from extortionists when he opens a small business and goes out with an aspiring model. He refuses to pay, both are stalked, and when he complains to the police, they not only shrug it off but offer ‘protection’ for a price. With increasing pressure, he must now make a decision to re-locate or submit to their demands. Tilak and his friends are career criminals, and sell merchandise that they steal from passengers using public transportation. He also buys best-selling novels, has copies printed, and has them sold at busy traffic signals. Things change when his group find guns and an explosive device in a stolen bag. Sawan Murthy wants to be a cricketer and must come up with Rs.10 Lakhs in order to be inducted in the 20/20 team. He has no money, nobody will lend him any, and he considers robbing the Citizen’s Co-operative Bank. Just some of the challenges faced by regular Mumbaites and criminals in this crime-laden city. Filmy, 9 p.m.

THE COUNTRY BEARS

 Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, “The Country Bears” (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the Music rock & roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears,

STAR PLUS

P.M. 2.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 2.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara 3.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 4.00 Saraswatichandra 4.30 Diya Aur Bati Hum 5.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 5.30 India’s Dancing Superstars 6.00 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 6.30 Ek Gahr Banaunga 7.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 7.30 Saraswatichandra 8.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 8.30 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behnaa Hai 9.00 Diya Aur Bati Hum. 9.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain 10.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai…. 10.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas – Veera 11.00 Saraswatichandra P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30

One Tree Hill Mad Men Two And A Half Men Big Bang Theory Masterchef Australia One Tree Hill Grey’s Anatomy Two And A Half Men The Front Row With Anupama Chopra 9.00 Masterchef US 10.00 One Tree Hill 11.00 Mad Men P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 6.00 7.00 8.00

8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30 6.00 7.00 7.30 8.00

The Karate Kid, Star Movies, 9 p.m. a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is. Zee Studio, 9 p.m.

WILD THINGS: FOURSOME

 A murdered hotel millionaire’s son finds himself tangled up in a game of seduction and murder after a raunchy night with three beautiful women. Pix, 9 p.m.

AAG KA GOLA

 Poverty and hunger forces young Shankar to take up employment as a mechanic. To this extent all is well for him until he is arrested by the police for a crime he did not committed; but Shankar manages to escape only to witness that his mom die of shock; unable to bear the police arrest her son. Shankar is then taken in by a criminal don, Raja Babu who teaches him each and every criminal activity that exists. Years later Shankar is now known as Shakka who works for Raja Babu as a professional criminal. One day Shakka experiences a change of heart when he is asked to abducted a small child which results in the death of the mother; he turns himself into the police, the case is tried in court and Shakka is sentenced to five years imprisonment but because he save the life of a Minister his sentence is reduced to three years. When Shakka is released from jail he decides to give up his criminal ways, marry Aarti, buys a garage to earn his living and is the proud father of a baby boy Vicky. Zee Ci nema, 9 p.m.

11.00 Crime Patrol

LISTING

ZEE TV

P.M. 2.00 Aaj Ki Housewife HaiSab Jaanti Hai 2.30 Punarvivaah 3.00 Hitler Didi 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 DID Super Moms 6.00 Hitler Didi 6.30 Punarvivah 7.00 Aaj Ki Housewife 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Jodha Akbar 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Connected Hum Tum 10.30 Punarvivah 11.00 Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan

11.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati

SAB TV

P.M. 2.00 Taarak 2.30 Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir 3.00 F I R 3.30 Jeanie Aur Juju 6.00 Taarak Mehta Ka.. 7.30 Jeanie Aur Juju 8.00 Baal Veer 8.30 Taarak 9.00 Chidiyaghar 9.30 Jeanie Aur Juju 10.00 Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir 10.30F I R 11.00 Taarak

ZEE MARATHI

P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Tuze Maze Jamena

ZEE CAFÉ

Grey’s Anatomy Scandal\ Just for Laughs Grey’s Anatomy Numbers America’s Funniest Home Videos American Dad Scandal Grey’s Anatomy Numbers

BIG CBS LOVE

Summerland Game Beauty and The Beast Life Unexpected Excused Game Summerland Entertainment Tonight Rules of Engagement Friday Evening With Oprah : Weight Loss And Health Special 9.00 X Factor 10.00 Under the Dome 11.00 Excused P.M. 1.30 Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana 3.30 Crime Patrol Dastak 7.30 Dil Ke Nazar… 8.00 Anamika 8.30 Amita Ka Amit 9.00 Comeyd Circus Ka Ajooba 10.00 CID

Jhilmil Sitaron Ka ..Shara One, 9 p.m. P.M. 2.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30

LIFE OK

Savadhan India Amrit Mantan Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Savitri Do Dil…Ek Jaan Junoon-Aisi Nafrat, To Kaisa Ishq 10.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savadhan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

COLORS

Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Na Bole Tum… Madhubala…. Bani Ishq da Kalma Jhalak Dikhlajaa Balika Vadhu… Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Sanskaar… Na Bole Tum… Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Balika Vadhu

SAHARA ONE

P.M 2.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 2.30 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga. 3.00 Karmayogi: Film, Raj Kumar 6.00 Surkshetra 7.30 Haunted Nights 8.00 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 9.00 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga. 9.30 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 10.00 Piya Ka Ghar Pyaara Lage 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali.

3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.30 11.00

DDI (Main Channel)

5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.15 7.35 8.00 8.15 8.30 9.00 9.30

Transformers Prime Wild Kratts Amazing Spiez 1001 Nights Sally Bollywood Adventures of Tintin Transformers Prime Wild Kratts 1001 Nights

SCIENCE

P.M. 2.30 Mega Moves 3.00 Storm Chasers 4.00 Dark Matters: Twisted But True 4.50 Spy Wars 5.40 Deconstructed 6.00 Frontier of Flight 7.00 Massive Engine 7.30 Everything You Need to Know Ab 8.00 Pop Science Future of… 9.00 Storm Chasers 10.00 Snipers 11.00 Frontier of Flight

Na Bole Tum… Colors, 9.30 p.m.

Mala Sasu Havi Radha Hi Bawri Pakke Shejari Tu tithe Mee Mala Sasu Havi Tuze Maze Jamena Home Minister Tu Tithe Mee Radha Hi Bawri Unch Maza Zoka Mala Saasu Havi Tuze Maze Jamena Pakke Shejari Radha Hi Bawri Tuze Maze Jamena

ANIMAL PLANET

P.M. 2.00 Marvellous Marven 3.00 Animal Planet’s A to Z 4.00 Wildwives of Savannah Lane 5.00 Animal Planet Safari 6.00 Fooled By Nature 6.30 Predator’s Prey 7.00 Most Extreme 8.00 Natural World 9.00 Marvellous Marven 10.30 Animal Planet’s A To Z 11.00 TV with Teeth: Afterlife: Elephant P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 11.00

DISCOVERY

Dual Survival What Happened Next Factory Made The Magic of Big Blue Body Bizarre Wildest India American Guns What Happened Next Factory Made House Hazards Swamp Brother Gold Rush Desire & Pleasure Decoded

DISCOVERY KIDS

P.M. 2.00 1001 Nights

DOORDARSHAN

P.M. 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.10 4.35

3.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.30 11.00

STAR WORLD

SONY TV

SOORYAVANSHAM

 Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh (Amitabh Bachchan), a helpful person is loved by all. His younger son, Heera (Amitabh Bachchan) falls in love with Gowri (Soundarya), an IAS aspirant who rejects him, as he is illiterate. He decides to earn a living and come up the hard way. He establishes a bus service, which becomes a great success and starts a charity hospital as per his brother’s wish. His enemies mix poison in the sweet given to Thakur to ruin the family and blame Heera for it. Heera fights against them and brings the truth to light. Max, 9 p.m.

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10.00 WAQT: Film. Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore

DDII (Metro Channel)

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.05 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.15

Samachar. News Sports News PSBT Samachar The News Urdu Khabarein Rajyon Se Samachar Metro Scan Business Wrap. Samachar Focus News Night Samachar

HISTORY CHANNEL

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6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 10.30

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Modern Marvels Extreme Trains The Works Around The World In 80 Ways Extreme Prison Breaks Kings of Restoration Eagles United Stats of America Magician Impossible Kings of Restoration Extreme Prison Breaks Ancient Aliens

NAT GEOGRAPHIC

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10.00 11.00

Dangerous Encounters Mega Factories Breakout Engineering Connections Monster Moves Mega Factories Dangerous Encounters Inside The Kingdom of Dreams Breakout Taboo

STAR CRICKET

P.M. 2.00 Pak Tour of India 12.13 highlights 2.30 2011 Commonwealth Bank Series h/ls 4.00 Champions Ka Champion 5.00 Jai Ho 5.30 Friends Life T20 2013 highlights 6.00 Pak Tour of India 12/13 highlights 7.00 ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Fng vs India 8.00 Champions Ka Champion 8.30 T20 Dhamaka 9.00 Jai Ho 9.30 Pak Tour of India 2nd ODI 10.00 NZ Tour of Eng 2013 h/ls 2nd T20 10.30 2011 Commonwealth Bank Series highlights 10.58 Friends Life T20 2013

ESPN

Waqt, DDI, 10 p.m. 8.30 10.00 10.30 11.05

News Night Aamne Samne Aankho Dekhi. Khel Samachar

P.M. 2.00 Jai Ho 2.30 T20 Dhamaka 3.00 Champions Ka Champion 3.30 F1 Classics 4.30 Wimbledon C’ship 2013 highlights 5.30 Wimbledon C’ships 2013 highlights 6.00 Champions Ka Champion 11.30 Jai Ho

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STARMOVIES

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HBO

P.M. 12.55 Final Destination 5 2.35 Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol 5.15 Pussin Boots 9:30 Happy Feet Two A.M. 8.55 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 11.55 Transformers: Dark of the Moon P.M. 1.00 3.25 5.20 7.15 9.00 11.00 A.M. 9.55 P.M. 1.40 3.45 6.15 9.00 10.50 A.M. 8.40 10.40

ZEE STUDIO

Robin Hood Hard Luck The Waterboy Lions of Punjab Presents The Country Bears American Gangster Girl, Interrupted

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ZEE TALKIES

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CARTOON NETWORK

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Tom and Jerry Tales Oggya dn the Cockroaches Adventure Time Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Oggy and the Cockroaches of the year Roll No 21 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Tom and Jerry Show Adventure Time

8.00 9.30 10.00 11.00 A.M. 8.00 Oggy Special Katti Toh Katti 9.30 Krishna Kansa Vadh 10.00 Angry 11.00 Gon

POGO

P.M. 1.30 Dholakpur Ke Khiladi Special 3.00 Chhota Bheem Bachao Bachao Special 4.30 Half Chaddi Special 6.00 Chhota Bheem Marathon 8.00 Hagemaru 9.00 Chhota Bheem 9.30 Monster High

StreetDance Kung Fu Panda

STAR GOLD

P.M. 3.10 Jung 6.00 Baap Numberi Beta Dus Numberi 9.00 Suhaag A.M. 8.20 Chamatkar 11.45 Ferrari Ki Sawaari

Wild Things: Foursome, Pix, 9 p.m.

MAX

P.M. 2.00 Bhavani-The Tiger: Balakrishna 5.10 Krrish: Hrithik Roshan 9.00 Sooryavansham: Anupam Kher A.M. 8.00 Jeet: Sunny D 11.00 Kya Super Kool Hai Hum: Ritesh Deshmukh

ZEE CINEMA

P.M. 2.45 Masterjee: Sridevi 6.00 Arya Ki Prem Pratighya: Allu Arjun 9.00 Aag Ka Gola: Gautam A.M. 11.00 Bhai: Sunil Shetty

CVO

P.M. 2.00 Jeena Yahan: Shekhar Kapoor 5.30 Pyasi Sham: Sunil Dutt 9.00 Zara Si Zindagi: Kamal Hassan A.M. 10.25 Khalifa: Randhir Kapoor

FILMY

P.M. 12.00 Farishta: Ashok Kumar 3.00 Shankar Dada: Ashok Kumar 6.00 Ladies Tailor: Rajpal Yadav 9.00 Shor In The City: Tusshar Kapoor A.M. 9.00 Vaastu Shastra: Sushmita Sen

B4U

P.M. 12.00 Apna Desh: Rajesh Khanna 4.00 Ghatak: Sunny Deol 8.00 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye: Abhay Deol A.M 8.00 Saathi: Rajendra Kumar

Sooryavansham, Max, 9 p.m. 10.00 10.30 11.00 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.30

Soori Poori Sunaina MAD

Chhota Bheem Soori Poori MAD Mr Bean Chhota Bheem Bachao Bachao Special

DISNEY CHANNEL

P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.30 5.00 7.00 7.30 9.30 10.00 P.M. 2.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30

Doraemon Hamtaro Phineas and Ferb Art Attack Doraemon Shake It Up Doraemon Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon

DISNEY XD

Kiteretsu Splatalot Super Robot Kiteretsu Iron Man AA Spiderman Kiteretsu Ultimate Spiderman Hulk Iron Man AA Rescue Force


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TOP VIEW

"We have approached RBI and hopefully having met all the conditions of RBI, an in-principle approval might be given. If it is given, I think, it will be a revolutionary step because it will bring banking, subject to Cabinet approval, to the doorstep of the ordinary man in this country," Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal after the Dept of Post submitted its application for a licence to offer banking services.

SKP Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on VA Tech Wabag CMP: Rs. 458 Target Rs. 649

Markets Flare

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Friday (June 28, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello PEVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose substantially on Thursday (June 27, 2013) a net 93.65 points (1.68%) and closed at the 5682 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 5647 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 12.01 p.m. The index then declined by a few points and registered the day’s low at the 5630 points level at 12.12 p.m. It then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 5699 points level at 2.56 p.m. The index then declined marginally and 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 68 points and closed above the psychologically important 5600 points level. Sentiment was extremely bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 39 were gainers, 10 were losers and 1 remained unchanged. All the sectoral indices barring consumer durables and capital goods closed in the green. Heavy buying was seen in IT, technology, healthcare and realty stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 30.61%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 728 were gainers, 640 were losers and 65 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has risen above the slow D line (positive and a buy signal). RSI Indicator: The RSI rose and crossed 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 below its 9-day Average (negative).

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5478 points level. The next support is at the 5408 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 5814 points level.The next resistance is at the 5965 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 = 5671 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5642; Support (2) = 5602; Resistance (1) = 5711; Resistance (2) = 5739. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index after having formed a black body candle has formed a white body candle on substantially higher volumes. The body of this candle is above and outside the body of the previous candle indicating a range expansion and acceleration. Further, the index has crossed above the 5 day’s moving average. Moreover, the velocity parameters which were negatively trended have now turned neutral. All these indicate a positive bias. However, the index is below the 15, 25 and 200 day’s moving averages, while the 5, 15 and 25 day’s moving averages are negatively trended. Further, the 15 and 25 day’s moving averages are declining. Both these indicate a negative bias. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels until a clear reversal signal is visible.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Has crossed above its 5-day average (at 5627) Positive. Is below its 15-day average (at 5739) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 5847) Negative. Is below its 200-day average (at 5818) Negative.

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

VA Tech Wabag Ltd (WABAG) is an established EPC player in water management space. It offers complete life cycle solutions from project design to installation to operation & maintenance. WABAG is multinational player with presence in India, MENA region, Central & Eastern Europe, China and South East Asia. Majority of its revenues comes from various municipalities. Future Outlook: Topline to grow at CAGR of around 14% between FY13 FY15E on the back of healthy order backlog…: WABAG’s topline grew by 12% to Rs 16.2 bn during FY13 on the back of strong order execution in international markets. The Company has witnessed 27% growth from the international businesses, with the contribution of Rs 5.5 bn. We expect the revenues of the company to grow with a CAGR of around 14% on the healthy order backlog of Rs 42.8 bn. The order book is 2.6x of FY13 revenues. The order book of the company has grown with a CAGR of 15% between FY10-13. 66% of the order books comprise EPC Contracts and rest is O&M contracts. Of the international order book, about 51% is from Austria, 16% from Switzerland, 12% from Romania, 10% from Philippines, 7% from Czech, and balance are others. Recommendation: We have valued WABAG by using discounted free cash flow approach. We recommend BUY rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 649 (40% upside) in 12 months.

Anand Rathi calls a ‘Buy’ on Tata Global Beverages CMP: Rs. 129 Target Rs. 168

Key takeaways: Kenyan tea prices continue to ease: Tata Global Beverages’ international operations, housed in Tetley, comprise 45% of its turnover and 28% of its EBIDTA. A disproportionately large portion of the tea sold by Tetley consists of black tea (~85%), largely sourced from Kenya. Prices of Kenyan black tea have been gradually declining. They eased 20% from a peak of 341 cents/kg to 272 cents in May’13 due to favourable climatic conditions. Because of this, Kenyan black tea production in May’13 was ~38.2m kg (up 115% yoy). This is a positive development for Tetley’s profitability in 1HFY14 as some degree of price-denominated operating leverage is imminent. Indian tea operations stable: While the tea plucking season has begun on a sedate note, the outlook for production in FY14 is fairly stable. The imminent jump in output in FY14 would be balanced by strong demand for black tea on account of re-stocking. For 1QFY14 this should keep prices stable. We expect the company to maintain its FY14 OPM in tea, at 11%, through judicious cost control and timely price hikes. Our take: Despite challenges in several mature international markets, we believe growth will be effected through the focus on value-added products and strategic price increases. Simultaneously, efficiencies should be extracted from the operational setup. At the ruling price of Rs 135, the stock trades at a P/E and EV/EBIDTA of 17.7x and 8.6x respectively, discounting its FY14e figures. We maintain our recommendation to Buy, with a price target of Rs 168.

Sushil Finance calls a ‘Buy’ on Cipla CMP: Rs. 388 Target Rs. 440

Healthy Domestic market recovery with focus on chronic segments coupled with increasing rural presence & MR productivity: Within India, Cipla is a dominant player & enjoys a very strong foothold with chemists and doctors alike and has one of the biggest brand portfolio supported by a field force of ~7,500 MRs. This business which contributed ~45% of its overall revenues (FY13) registered a growth of 14.6% in FY13 after witnessing muted growth for 2 consecutive years. Going forward, this business is expected to be a key earnings driver with the management guiding for a healthy double digit growth in FY14E. With limited addition plans to its current MR strength of 7,500, the focus would be on increasing its MR productivity & its already strong semi urban/rural presence and consistently launching new products (+25/year). We have thereby factored in a 14.2% CAGR between FY12-15E in its domestic formulation business. Outlook & Valuation: With the transition being seen in the domestic business (FY13 growth @14.6%) coupled with sizeable opportunity from high margin products in US + monetization of Seretide inhaler in Europe (launch Sept 2013)+ new ARV tender supplies to SA partner, we believe, Cipla could conservatively grow its sales & earnings at a health pace of 13.4% & 15.6% CAGR over FY12-15E. Further with potential pick up in asset turnover, Medpro synergy kicking in & a healthy balance sheet with strong cash generation ability, we continue to hold a positive view on the stock & change our rating to BUY with a revised target of Rs. 440 (20x FY15E EPS of Rs.22.0). Please send all business and corporate related mails to business@afternoondc.in


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Gold To Take Shine Off Dip In CAD NEWS FLASH

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Though down to 3.6 % of GDP in the latest quarter is expected to stay above 5 % in FY 14

By Mayura Shanbaug

rupee to remain under pressure in the next one year,” the Anand Rathi here is continued negative news duo continues. A surplus in the on the macro-economic front. capital account means money is The Current Account Deficit (CAD) a flowing into the country, but this is key indicator of a nation’s health is not necessarily a good thing, the inexpected to remain above the com- bound flows will effectively be borfort zone into this financial year. The rowings or sales of assets rather than continued volatility in the rupee earnings. Anyway for the moment, India’s could negate any positives , while India’s traditional lust for the yellow CAD for 4QFY13 (Fourth Quarter metal (gold) may just ensure that FY13) narrowed to US$18.2bn from India’s CAD continues to remain US$31.8bn in 3QFY13. It stood at 3.6% of GDP, the lowest in past two under pressure going forward. “Higher growth in exports and years. However, for the whole FY13 contraction in imports caused a period, CAD has widened to sharp moderation in the Current Ac- US$87.9bn or 4.8% of GDP compared count Deficit in 4QFY13,” say Sujan with US$78bn (4.2% of GDP) in FY12. So what were the reasons for the Hajra and Gautam Singh of Anand Rathi in an analysis of India’s CAD. CAD fall, even if transient? During Steady inflows under remittances the quarter, exports grew 5.9% yoy, and software exports also con- while imports declined 1%, leading tributed in narrowing of CAD to 3.6% to a sharp moderation in trade deficit of GDP. CAD occurs when a country’s to US$45.6bn (US$58.4bn in total imports of goods, services and 3QFY13). “This was the single biggest transfers are greater than the coun- contributor to the sharp moderation try’s total export of goods, services in CAD in 4QFY13,” inform Hajra and Singh. and transfers. Now however the good news ends. “However, the capital account surplus narrowed due to contraction in CAD is likely to again widen going other banking capital. We expect the forward and India’s covetousness of

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gold will be the prime culprit. “CAD is likely to pick up again in 1QFY14 due to high gold imports during Apr-May’13,” say Hajra and Singh. Remittances and software exports could, however, counterbalance the high merchandise trade deficit. A sharp depreciation of the rupee may increase competitiveness of Indian exports. “This could reduce India’s CAD, if global activities pick up in next onetwo years,” the Anand Rathi analysts opine. “However, the capital account surplus may moderate in coming quarter due to debt outflows; there could be some relief from gradual improvement in FDI inflows and commercial borrowings,” they say. “Hopes of narrowing current account and trade deficit have taken a beating with average trade deficit for Apr-May 2013 rising to USD19 billion,” says Emkay a brokerage in a review note. “Volatility in exchange rate will likely overweigh benefits from currency depreciation, they caution. “We expect CAD for FY14E to be around USD110bn (above 5% of GDP),” is the gloomy prognostication from Emkay.

External Debt Rises, Placed At US$ 390 Billion By A Business Reporter

year 2012-13 was primarily on account of rise in short-term trade he high current account deficit credit. There has been a sizeable rise witnessed during 2012-13 and it’s in external commercial borrowings financing increasingly through debt (ECBs) and rupee denominated flows particularly by trade credit re- Non-resident Indian deposits as well. Excluding, the valuation change sulted in a significant rise in India’s external debt during 2012-13. How- (gain) due to the movement of US ever, the magnitude of increase in ex- dollar (appreciation) against major ternal debt was offset to some extent international currencies and Indian due to valuation change (gain) re- rupee, the external debt as at endsulting from appreciation of US dol- March 2013 would have increased by lar against Indian rupee and other US $ 55.8 billion over end-March 2012. In terms of major components, international currencies. As at end-March 2013, India’s ex- the share of external commercial ternal debt, was placed at US$ 390.0 borrowings continued to be the highbillion showing an increase of US$ est at 31.0 % of total external debt, 44.6 billion or 12.9 % over the level at followed by short term debt (24.8 %) end-March 2012. The increase in and NRI deposits (18.2 %). The share of short-term debt in total external debt during financial

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total debt, by original maturity, was 24.8 %. Based on residual maturity, short-term debt accounted for 44.2 % of the total external debt as at endMarch 2013. Of this, the share of NRI deposits was 28.4 %. The ratio of short-term debt (original maturity) to foreign exchange reserves rose to 33.1 % as at end-March 2013 from 26.6 % as at end-March 2012. The debt denominated in US dollar continued to account for the highest share of 57.2 % in total external debt as at end-March 2013, followed by that denominated in Indian rupee (24.0 %) and SDR (7.5 %). Overall, the ratio of foreign exchange reserves to external debt as at end-March 2013 at 74.9 % was lower than the level of end-March 2012 (85.2 % ).

Gas Price Hike To Impact Generation Costs By A Business Reporter

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he government is evaluating a proposal to increase domestically available natural gas prices. Various options suggested by experts and stakeholders propose a revised price in the range on USD4.4/mmbtu to USD10.8/mmbtu. The Rangarajan Panel has suggested a simple average of producers’ net back price for Indian imports and world average producers’ net back price thus arriving at a price of USD8.8/mmbtu. The Planning Commission has suggested a price of USD10.8/mmbtu. On the basis of feelers from the Petroleum Ministry, some industry reports suggest a revised gas price of USD6.775/mmbtu.

India Ratings & Research estimates the fuel cost per unit for natural gas based power generation to increase by 56% to INR3.41/kWh, if domestic gas prices were to increase to USD6.775/mmbtu from the current USD4.2/mmbtu. This is likely to manifest itself as an increase of 9paisa/kwh on the total Indian power generation of 912 billion kwh, leading to an additional burden of INR 78bn towards gas cost on the gas-based power generation of 65 billion kwh. The burden, also contributed by the fall in INR, would ultimately have to be either recovered from consumers or borne by state power utilities. If gas prices were to increase from the current levels, gas-based power plants would move further down in

the merit order despatch schedule thus increasing off-take risks. The benchmark cost of generation from a domestic gas-based power plant could be 53% higher at INR5.41/kwh, compared with a coal fired domestic plant operating at benchmark parameters. Besides the gas price hike, the recent moves to allow pass-through for price hike in imported coal and higher fixed cost per unit of newly commissioned plants due to higher capex costs are likely to increase power purchase costs for distribution companies (discoms). As many state discoms implemented tariff hikes in 2012 and 2013, the capability of discoms to pass on price increases to consumers would remain limited.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Gold Up Rs 120, Silver Steady

Snapping a three-day fall gold prices recovered, yesterday, by Rs 120 to Rs 26,800 per 10 grams in the national capital on buying at existing lower levels amid a rebound in the global markets. However, silver held steady at Rs 40,500 per kg in restricted buying from industrial units. Gold in Singapore, which normally sets the price trend on the domestic front, rose by 1.5 % to USD 1,244.85 an ounce and silver by 1.8 % to USD 18.84 an ounce. On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 % purity rebounded by Rs 120 each to Rs 26,800 and Rs 26,600 per 10 grams, respectively, after losing Rs 960 in last three days. Sovereigns held steady at Rs 24,000 per piece of eight grams.

Deutsche Plans Inflation-Linked Bond Fund

Deutsche Asset Management, part of global banking major Deutsche Bank AG, has filed papers with market regulator Sebi to start a bond mutual fund linked to inflation. “The investment objective is to generate income and capital appreciation indexed to inflation by investing in a portfolio of inflation indexed bonds. The ‘DWS Inflation Indexed Bond Fund’ expects to allocate a minimum 70 % towards inflation-linked bonds.

NCDRC Slaps Rs 50,000 Fine On Sahara

Sahara India has been slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000 by the apex consumer commission for failing to put in place a proper accounting system to keep track of the money invested by people in one of its schemes. “It is indeed a sad state of affairs where the petitioner was taking money for the scheme launched by them (Sahara) for the benefit of the customers and they failed to put in place a proper accounting system to support this scheme,” the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said.

Power PSUs To Donate Rs 25 Crore For Uttarakhand

Nine public sector power companies, including NTPC and PFC, will together contribute Rs 25 crore towards relief works in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia with CMDs of public sector power firms. “NTPC will contribute Rs 10 crore. Contribution by others will be as under: PGCIL Rs 5 crore, PFC, Rs 3 crore, REC Rs 2 crore, NHPC, THDC, SJVN, DVC and NEEPCO Rs 1 crore each,” an official release said yesterday.


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The beauty queen from Sri Lanka, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, was appreciated in Race 2 which released this year. Her career is now on the upswing after signing the action movie Kick opposite Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The beautiful actress spoke to Suneel V. Gaur and Rajesh V. Gaur about her professional and personal life

How does it feel to be cast opposite Salman Khan in Kick? It is a dream come true for me. Salman is the biggest name in Bollywood. I feel very lucky.

Kick is a remake of a 2009 Telugu hit of the same name. It is scheduled to go on floors in July? It is too early to talk about the film. It would be better if Sajid Nadiadwala, who makes his directorial debut with this film, reveals other details.

You were approached for Krrish 3 but refused to do it? Yes, I was approached and even signed for the movie. It was my bad luck that at that time I just couldn’t handle dates. The clash in dates could not be resolved and because

of prior commitments I unfortunately had to leave Krrish 3.

Being a beauty pageant winner do you think that pageants are a ticket to Bollywood? It definitely gets you on a platform. I remember when I came down to India what helped me a lot was the Miss Sri Lanka tag. But it does not necessarily mean that by being a pageant winner one gets films easily.

How important is it to have a mentor or a godfather in the film industry? I don’t know because I don’t have a godfather. I believe that if you are well to do and talented, then the road to success through proper channels becomes easier.

supremely talented in the acting department.

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Namit Das is Ghanchakkar’s robber Namit Das who is a popular face on the theater and advertising circuit and was seen in roles in films like Lafangey Parinde and The President is Coming, will now be seen in the forthcoming Ghanchakkar. Sandeep Hattangadi had a brief telephonic chat with the talented actor about his new film. Excerpts...

Who is your favourite actor in Bollywood? My favourites are Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor.

Ghanchakkar sounds like a very odd title. Yes, it is. The film is a comic thriller and once you see the film on screen, will find the title to be very apt.

And the director Rajkumar Gupta? He is a very mild, unassuming person and doesn’t believe in shouting on the sets, but his Do you have a pivotal role in detailing of the scenes and drawing up performances the film? Yes. I play a bank robber called from the cast are perfect. Idris, a goon gone mad because the heist money is with You work in plays, commerEmraan Hashmi, who has lost cials and films. Which of his memory. Ultimately, Ra- these is most satisfying? jesh Sharma and I, who are his I am constantly adapting mypartners in crime, have to wait self to the new mediums, and I enjoy whatever is new and till his memory returns. creative. Tell us about your experienWhat next? ce with the stars. Both Emraan and Vidya Balan I want to do some big budget are extremely professional films with meaty roles and and work conscious, and we hope that Ghanchakkar works learnt a lot by interacting with at the box-office.

What according to you is the mantra for survival in Bollywood? Thankfully, new faces are getting an opportunity in Bollywood. But if you want to survive beyond 2 or 3 films as an actor, then you have to be

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CTRESS Kareena Kapoor, who tied the knot with Saif Ali Khan last year, has finally decided to adopt her husband’s last name, as far as film credits go, it seems. Sources claim that in the trailer of the film Satyagraha, which was released yesterday, Kareena has been referred to as Kareena Kapoor Khan and the actress was congratulated for it by a media-person at the trailer launch event. Interestingly, there had been reports that Kareena would add Khan to her last name in the credits of Aamir Khan starrer Talaash. Satyagraha has been directed by Prakash Jha and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Kareena Kapoor, and Amrita Rao.

them on the sets.

ROM her debut movie Saawariya’ (2007) to her latest Raanjhanaa directed by Anand Rai, the spunky Sonam Kapoor has been displaying a steady progress in her histrionic skills. With the favourable audience response to her performance as the multi-layered zestful Zoya who undergoes a transition, the modest Sonam feels that credit also goes to her co-stars Dhanush and Abhay Deol as well as director Anand Rai for their proactive support. Curiously enough, the sprightly Sonam patiently co-operated with the talented Dhanush who being a Southside star, would sometimes unwittingly goof-up on his Hindi dialogues during the shoots. Smiles Sonam, “Like his father-inlaw, legendary actor Ra-

jnikanth-sir, my co-star Dhanush who is a popular sensation in the South, is very unassuming and always willing to learn. It was a wonderful experience shooting with him considering he has that instant connectivity with the masses,” gushes Sonam who initially was “nervous” when she started playing a 15-year old school-girl in Raanjhanaa. She explains, “That’s because I had to go on a rapid rejuvenation trip wearing two plaits, minus make-up and sporting a modern-day school uniform and was required shoot on location with nearly 2000 people gazing at me. Gradually, I acquired the self-confidence to convincingly play the school-girl character,” recalls Sonam whose reference-point was the naughty school-girl role in the yesteryear milestone movie Guddi,

played perfectly by noted actress Jaya Bachchan. Why is Sonam not signing on big blockbusters with top male stars and attaining stardom like her peers Deepika Padukone or Anoushka Sharma? She counters with her rationale. “My priority is versatile lead roles which allow an intense performance as I hate to be typecast. Actually I am more of a natural performer who can cry without using glycerine or laugh heartily. Often, I get so emotionally involved with my on-screen characters that it has even affected my health,” shrugs the outspoken Sonam who is a charismatic chip of the acclaimed Anil Kapoor block.


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doubtedly contribute to breaking that stupid rule that married actresses have to retire. And she will continue to wear saris with prim blouses, because that is her wardrobe choice and if the fashion police doesn’t like it, too bad. Emraan Hashmi had a different kind of struggle. His second film, Murder was a hit, and so were many others he did with uncles Mukesh and Deepa Gahlot Mahesh Bhatt, but, because of his serial-kisser image, he wasn’t taken seriously as an actor, though he was always earnest. HE film releasing this In his early days, his lack of week, Ghanchakkar, chiselled good looks was also stars two actors, whose made fun of, and the fact that careers have been interesting his hits were all conveyor belt case studies on how to win in films by the Bhatts. That, and Bollywood even when the the fact that he didn’t bother to chips are down. promote himself. Both Vidya Balan and EmThen Once Upon A Time in raan Hashmi are now at the Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi in Ghanchakkar. Mumbaai, The Dirty top of the hill, but the path to this stage was riddled with dropped from all the other her poor dress sense. Ignoring Picture and Shanghai changed films she had been offered. advice to the contrary, Ekta the equation for him. First he potholes. Vidya Balan’s story is one of When she tried Tamil films, Kapoor signed her to play the was given grudging admirasteely grit and an amazingly the result was just as bad — Southern sex siren and item tion for his acting skills, and level head, to be able to take she was replaced in the two- girl Silk Smita. Vidya worked when he demanded to know, so hard for the role, putting on why, after so many hits, he still such setbacks and not give three films she had signed. Back in Mumbai, her career weight, shedding clothes and wasn’t considered an A-Lister, up. It is recorded, though not common knowledge, that as a model in TV commercials acquiring the raw sexuality he was quickly accorded that Vidya’s film career had such a was successful, after her debut that was a part of Silk’s person- status. Now, leaving the serialbad start that it would have in a Bengali film she got the ality. Nobody believed, till they driven a less confident young lead in Pradeep Sarkar’s Pari- saw the film, that she could kisser Emraan behind he has neeta. In spite of this film, Lage pull it off. Followed by the embarked on a new phase of woman to depression. After her acting debut in TV Raho Munnabai and Bhool huge success of Kahaani, and his career. Showbusiness in general serial Hum Paanch, she got Bhulaiyya, being successful, suddenly Vidya became the her big break opposite Mo- she was still not considered an bankable star— the only ac- and Bollywood in particular is hanlal in a Malayalam film. A A-lister, perhaps because of tress of her generation who mingy about giving second film with a superstar was such her lack of ramp model, size- could pull off a film on her chances, but these two have own, without a major ‘hero’ to forced the industry to give an achievement, that she zero glamour. them their due and more. How She was winning acting prop it up. signed up for a dozen MalayAlways living on her own it goes from here, would dealam films. As luck would have awards as regularly (Ishqiya, it, the film was shelved, she Paa, No One Killed Jessica) as terms, she got married at the pend on the fate of Ghanwas labelled a ‘jinx’ and she was being slammed for peak of her career, and will un- chakkar.

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CTRESS Shilpa Shukla, who played Bindiya Naik in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India, says she was professionally devastated when her big films did not materialise post the success of the hockey movie. “There was a phase, even after Chak De India, when professional frustrations like films getting shelved or delayed would take a toll on me. I had signed on many big films with big production houses but due to recession and 26/11 attacks, those projects couldn’t take off,” Shilpa told PTI. “I was frustrated. But I still kept hopes, thinking I would get good offers,” she added. The 31-year-old revealed that she had got a big project offer from UTV Motion Pictures but later the part was given to an A-list actress. Shukla said she wanted to play boxing champion Mary Kom on silver screen but it couldn’t happen and a film titled Junction with Abhay

Deol also could not see the light of the day. “Though I was devastated but I never left the ray of hope, kept trying. I kept saying to myself all this will get over soon. I think the industry needs to be little more compassionate and giving,” she said. Now Shilpa is looking forward to her forthcoming project B.A. Pass where she plays a seductress. The film talks about male prostitution and Shilpa will be seen as Sarika Aunty in the movie. “I really wanted a role that was meaningful and had a complete life,” she said. She has previously played a Pakistani school girl in Khamosh Pan’, a hockey player in Chak De India, and a pickpocket in Bhindi Baazaar Inc. Debutant director Ajay Bahl’s screenplay is based on Mohan Sikka’s steamy short story Railway Aunty from the 2009 anthology Delhi Noir.

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EGASTAR Amitabh Bachchan might be known for his fluency in Hindi and yet, the modest actor claimed that he works in Prakash Jha‘s films as it helps him improve his Hindi skills. At the trailer launch event of upcoming socio-political drama Satyagraha, the Big B said, “The one thing I like about working in director Prakash Jha’s films is that working in his films helps me improve my Hindi. My language and my Hindi diction gets more polished after I work in his films, which I like.” Directed by Prakash Jha, Satyagraha also stars Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Amrita Rao.

EGENDARY composer R.D. Burman left a huge void in the world of music when he passed away on January 4, 1994. Born on June 27, 1939 the music composer brought a new revolution in Bollywood music. R.D. Burman married veteran singer Asha Bhosle in 1980, which was his second marriage. On Thursday, the 74th birth anniver-

sary of Pancham Da was celebrated and Bollywood celebs too took to Twitter to pay their tributes to the legend. Asha Bhosle: ‘’As I leave for DXB remembering Pancham and I sharing roadside shawarma near Al Ghurair Centre in 1978.’’ Farah Khan: ‘’Happy birthday Panchamda! His music inspires not only my work but my life…so lucky I got 2 work with him at the start of my

career... 1942 A Love Story!’’ Anubhav Sinha: ‘’4 days before he decided to move on, I was dancing with him to Ek Ladki ko. on New Year’s eve. Most precious memory. #HBDPanchamDa’’ Lata Mangeshkar: ‘’Namaskar. Aaj hum sab ka priya sangeetkar, rahul dev burman jisko sab pyar se pancham kehete hai, uska janamdin hai, bohot choti umar me wo is duniya se chala gaya lekin

uska sageet kal, aaj aur kal bhi oonchaai pe hi rahega.’’ Vishal Dadlani: ‘’Happy Birthday, R.D. Burman. You’re the man, forever! Thanks for all the music!!’’ Sujoy Ghosh: ‘’long drive with R D Burman.. hence decided.. next film.. music by R.D. Burman. sorry to keep doing it but i am helpless. long live R D Burman.’’ Aadesh Shrivastava: “I’m lucky, I worked wth him.’’

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CTOR-PRODUCER John Abraham has expressed his desire to make a film on boxing and cast none other than former world champion David Haye, with whom he has collaborated for a flagship fitnesscum-boxing center. He has partnered with David to introduce boxing as a mode of fitness in the country. “I grew up on Rocky series and that’s why I went to the gym too. I would like to get a credi-

ble film where boxing is taken seriously. I want people to see my film and say that’s a first timer in India,” John told reporters here at the event yesterday. David is currently rated world number three heavyweight contender by the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board. He got some offers from Hollywood as well. When John met him they spoke about Indian films. The 40-year-old actor-producer is an avid boxing enthusiast and is keen on incorporating boxing as a form of exercise in India.

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T was one of the most talked about films at Cannes this year and now director Ritesh Batra’s debut film Lunchbox, a poignant love story starring Irrfan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is going crossover in a big way. Lunchbox was screened in the Critics’ Week sidebar at Cannes Film Festival and won the Rail d’Or Viewers’ Choice award. ‘Vogue’ listed it on the second number in the seven break out films at Cannes.


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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 579

ENIGMA CODE 579

ACROSS: 1 It's the turn of the weedy leg to do the rounds of the rounds (9) 6 Kangaroo's carry-bag? (5) 9 Photograph monster flower (10) 11 The sun god's horse shies at snakes? (6) 12 Without an outward appearance? (8) 13 Leave, personally, and be philosophical about it (6,7) 15 It tells us what's been happening outside (7,6) 19 The prototype of a girl in love, possibly (8) 20 One apt to be recorded (2,4) 22 Made worse by a vessel in ragged disarray (10) 23 A GI's tax at first (5) 24 Dwelling on street with difficult ingress (9)

DOWN: 2 Drummer to grin and go around in circles (5) 3 They decide if strikers are to be dismissed (7) 4 Repairs holes in the hose, perhaps (5) 5 This painter was all Greek to the Spanish (2,5) 7 Object to poetry? Just the opposite! (7) 8 Step down? You must be joking ! (4,3,2) 10 Somewhere else? (3,4) 13 Presenting a prize is something well worth doing (9) 14 Hell ! Girl and he returned with a note? (7) 16 Infuriates about fifty of the

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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: Horse carriage

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H H H

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S ENIGMA CODE KITTEN, ENTIRE, INTENT, INTERN, RETIRE, TINKER, TITTER

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MATH PYRAMID 579 sportsmen (7) 17 Give the girl new fire (7) 18 Bad men are not at home with the regulations (7)

20 Saint with a love to be different (5) 21 Groom about to be committed to prison (5)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 7 Answer one's name, 8 Vets, 9 Sikes, 10 Lags, 12 Asphyxia, 14 Chairs, 15 On a small scale, 17 Astern, 18 Acid test, 20 Isms, 21 Rails, 22 Coup, 23 Young pretender. DOWN: 1 Safe as houses, 2 Asks, 3 Wessex, 4 Cocktail cabinet, 5 Bedsocks, 6 Unpleasant, 11 Garden square, 13 Heaven-sent, 16 Man-traps, 19 Issues, 22 Coda.

QUICK CROSS 579

ACROSS: 1 Injure (4) 5 Scope (4) 6 Begin (5) 8 Propeller type (5) 10 Wave type (5) 12 Ice skater's line (4) 13 Turned red perhaps, (4)

The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

DOWN: 1 Sounds of disbelief (3) 2 Crafts' partner (4) 3 Do a double take (5) 4 Not single (7) 7 White House nickname (5) 9 Salary (4) 11 Calculator display type (3)

HIDATO 579

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

MATHDOKU 579

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: Aquarius  TITHI: 6th Jyesht Krishnapaksha  NAKSHATRA: Satbhisha  RASHI: Kumbh (Aquarius) G.S.Sh.  LUCKY COLOUR: Black  LUCKY NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDAY FORECAST: The current period is not good for new investments. Major changes in your job or work set up are indicated. If you have been losing heavily in some business ventures, you may decide to abandon it altogether. Some of you will receive lump sum money as compensation that you are advised to keep safely in a bank. Those living in a joint family may decide to live separately. Matters will improve by early next year. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be healthy, long-lived, soft featured, attractive, with a broad forehead and lovely eyes. Will be intelligent, efficient, and honest to the point of being resolute in the pursuit of a belief or principle. Being well educated a career in academics, or literary field will lead to success.

TODAY’S FORECAST Jagjit Uppal

ARIES (March 21 - April 20): A minor clash of opinions at work might make you feel insecure about relationships in general. You will be spending the evening with the family. Try not to be overly sensitive with loved ones but look on the positive side of all that you have. Perhaps you are taking a lot for granted.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You have a natural talent for getting to the heart of the problem without wasting time on minor side issues. This quality will be evident and appreciated in a meeting today. A relationship that is important to you can get more exciting if you make the effort.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You discover that you have to put in more money and efforts in the current task to make it viable and profitable. However, you must take personal interest in giving it the final shape for others may not be well equipped to handle it as efficiently. A hectic and tiring schedule takes its toll on plans for the evening.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You can look forward to favorable news perhaps of a journey overseas in the near future. Invest surplus funds on a long-term basis. Things are not as bad as you imagined. You will discover that you have been worried quite unnecessarily about your finances. There will be talks about some expected changes at home.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): In a total turn around you may want do something new or unique. It is the right time to follow your instinct for you are sure to succeed. But do not listen to hearsay for others may not have good intensions. You can hedge your bets buy make sure it’s your own decision.

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VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You will feel tempted to put in more funds in your current venture, which is showing remarkable result. There is no harm in sticking to your present work and at the same time expand your existing operations. Do not branch out into a new field howsoever lucrative it may appear.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Pace of work is going to be fast. Opportunities that you have been waiting for in your line of training will be offered to you on terms you cannot refuse. You are quite excited to start the new assignment, which is somewhat challenging. The successful completion of this will bring bonus rewards. In matters of love and romance it is time for you to make the first move if you really want to be with the person you admire.

MODESTY BLAISE PETER O’DONNELL

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You will be working very hard in the hope of immediate gains, which will be forthcoming shortly. An outing with friends will prove enjoyable. Members of the opposite sex find you exceptionally attractive. You will make new friends and enlarge your social circle. A late night is indicated.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): You can look forward to opportunities to expand your activities in new areas of work. Plans for travel may undergo some last minute changes. You will have to extend your travel plan to new areas, which were not on your itinerary earlier. There could be a chance meeting with a person you are romantically drawn to.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Take life easy especially since you have time to spare. Spend it with your colleagues so that they can appreciate the human side of your nature, as the impression you have given is of an overachiever. Your love life is bound to be sweeter with a dinner at a quiet place, which may be expensive but worth it.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You are going to have unexpected financial gains and your good judgment and ability to work against all odds will prove to be very successful. Your services will be in great demand and you will be given an important post or designation. There could be some changes in a travel plan.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Gain of landed estate or property is indicated. At an important business meeting maintain your poise and try not to be too biased. Accept whatever terms are being offered in your own interests. You will have to work a little harder to create the right kind of environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening in the company of your family.


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ACROSS: 1 Incarnation of Vishnu (4) 4 Home of tweed (6) 8 Immerse, plunge (3) 10 Cat call (4) 13 Republic in E Africa (8) 14 Recited in singing voice (7) 15 Sharp momentary local pain or pang (6) 17 Famous waterway under control of Egypt? (4,5) 21 A climbing vine (3) 22 ___ Mineo : New York born actor? (3) 23 Native or inhabitant as a suffix (3) 26 Stand guard to protect something, in a way? (5,4) 27 Ahead; not lagging behind? (2,4) 28 Vitamin B1 (7) 32 Holy place for majority of Indians (8) 34 Killed (4) 35 At once, in short (3) 36 Wriggle or twist (6) 37 Inhabitant of Serbia (4) DOWN: 1 Notes after do (4) 2 Raise a question for discussion; debatable (4) 3 Call to mind (4) 5 Capital of Mizoram (6) 6 Little Ronald (3) 7 Worked in bondage or drudgery (6) 9 A cushion; writing tablet (3) 11 Boredom or listlessness (5) 12 Slightly drunk; dizzy (5) 15 Perfumed powder (4) 16 Popular news channel (4) 18 Harmful, wicked (4) 19 _ __ state of affairs (1,3)

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SUDOKU 1886 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.

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level 

CRYPTOQUIP

Today’s clue: D equals T

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

20 "Ant" moved to get a pet name for a boy? (3) 23 Tiny amounts? (5) 24 Frighteningly weird (5) 25 Passes through fine holes (6) 26 Richard ___ : famous German

opera composer? (6) 28 Teaspoon (3) 29 Try not to be seen (4) 30 Fr. miss (4) 31 North West Electricity Board (4) 33 Radio Mgmnt. Unit (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Sikkim, 7 Ulcerous, 8 Tojo, 10 Beacon, 11 Canute, 14 Sky, 16 Boman, 17 Arks, 19 Fault, 21 Poise, 22 Kebab, 23 Juts, 26 Nadia, 28 Cul, 29 Glitch, 30 Conned, 31 Alga, 32 Enticing, 33 Yields. DOWN: 1 Serbia, 2 Knocks, 3 Muon, 4 Tenable, 5 Locum, 6 Ashen, 8 Task, 9 Joy, 12 Not, 13 Taint, 15 Naiad, 18 Regal, 19 Fob, 20 Usb, 21 Peacock, 22 Kit, 23 Jungle, 24 Ulna, 25 Sidles, 26 Ngwee, 27 Ditty, 28 Col, 30 Cagy.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1705 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

M G U B D

D E X

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U S Q H Q Y M R Q D K P S Q D X S

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M Z E Q X N X W D X M R

D E M D

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTI ON : Always imitate the behavior of the winner when you lose.

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 16 average; 18 good; 20 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTI ON : active, acute, case, caste, CAUSATIVE, cause, cave, caveat, cite, civet, cute, east, evict, sate, sauce, save, seat, sect, site, stave, suave, suet, suite, vacate, vase, vest, vice.

HEATHCLIFF

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ELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL: A towering Paulinho header saw Brazil edge Uruguay 2-1 on Wednesday in an ill-tempered Confederations Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte to set up a final with either world champions Spain or Italy. Fred scored from close range two minutes from half-time to calm the nerves of the five-time world champions and Confederations Cup title holders after Diego Forlan had first missed a penalty for Uruguay. But Edinson Cavani levelled three minutes after the restart and thereafter the hosts were rocking before Paulinho rose high to plant a firm close-range header past Fernando Muslera in the Uruguay goal to pull off a barely deserved victory.

URUGUAY 1 BRAZIL 2 Edinson Cavani Fred (41') (48') Paulinho (86') "A Brazil match against Uruguay is always really an emotional rollercoaster for me," said Julio Cesar, who said he knew Forlan would fire his penalty to his left. "I played with him at Inter Milan - but it was a good stop." Cavani said the penalty miss was "a shame as we were playing well but we have to take it on the chin." But what gave this meeting added spice were pre-match comments by Uruguayan skipper Diego Lugano labelling Brazilian starlet Neymar a diver. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) issued a furious rebuttal of the claim, but there was clearly no love lost between the sides as they snapped into tackles

Brazil's Paulinho scores his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Uruguay at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. and scrapped for every bit of terri- tugged on his rival's shirt and gave the spotkick. tory. Uruguay's record goalscorer ForBrazil made a sluggish start and Lugano was to the fore as he won a lan stepped forward but placed his penalty for the Uruguayans after 16 low kick too close to Julio Cesar, the minutes. The veteran defender tus- Brazilian keeper diving away to his sled with Chelsea centreback David left to push the ball round the post Luiz in the box and went down - but and elicit a deafening cheer from a Chilean referee Enrique Osses 60,000 crowd at the Estadio quickly spotted that Luiz had Mineirao. Around twice that num-

Cycling prepares for 100th Tour de France P

ARIS: Cycling’s greatest race, the Tour de France, begins on Saturday, hoping to cast off the recent cloud of suspicion and scandal of doping with a celebration of its historic 100th edition. A total of 198 riders from 22 teams will line up for the 212-kilometre (132-mile) first stage from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Three weeks, 3,403.5 kilometres and 20 stages later, only the very best — and most fortunate — will finish. Last year’s runner-up behind Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, is favourite to win the race after successes in Oman, the Criterium International, Tour of Romandie and the Criterium du Dauphine. But the 28-year-old Team Sky rider is likely to face stiff competition from 2007 and 2009 Tour winner Alberto Contador of Spain, despite his lack of victories this season. Challenging both men include Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez, who was runner-up in the Giro d’Italia in May, and Australian outsider Cadel Evans, the 2011 winner, who could become the Tour’s oldest victor at 36. This year’s race is the first to be

held after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, which sent shockwaves through cycling and the world of sport. The US rider, who was unmasked as a serial drug cheat in a devastating US Anti-Doping Agency report last year, was subsequently stripped of his record seven Tour wins between 1999 and 2005. Race organisers have refused to nominate a winner in his place, as cycling was plunged into a period of deep introspection about the extent of drug use in the peloton in the 1990s and 2000s. The spectre still looms large over the Tour, after the 1997 winner and three-time runner-up Jan Ullrich of Germany admitted doping last weekend — and said it was widespread. There have also been accusations that French star Laurent Jalabert used the banned blood booster erythropoetin (EPO) during the scandal-hit 1998 Tour, forcing him to step down as a radio and television pundit. Lingering questions remain, too, over the InternationalCycling Union (UCI) and its role in the Armstrong affair, amid claims of complicity and cover-up in his activities.

ber were in the streets, kept out by a police cordon as they joined yet another protest against crumbling public services and government corruption as well as the multibillion dollar bill for staging major sporting events. Police said beforehand they expected trouble but Brazil, mindful of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's urging

them to make their countrymen proud, finally awoke from their nervy slumbers and took the lead two minutes before the break. Neymar chased a long punt down the left and stretched to flick the ball across goal for Fred to poke home a scissor kick finish from the edge of the six yard box, sparking pandemonium in the crowd.

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UMBAI: The popular Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally, to be run over the backwoods of Navi Mumbai on July 7, is encountering difficulties to be held in and around Mumbai, according to its organiser Sportscraft. “We are finding it increasingly unfeasible to run it in Mumbai or around it. This is the 24th edition and we had to cut short the competitive sector by three kms per loop (three in all) following a landslide even as our people were surveying the route four days ago,” said Srikant Karani of Sportscaft at a media conference last night. “Things are becoming difficult every year and we may have to shift it out of Mumbai in future,” said Karani who added that the event has received two entries from Bangalore, four from Bhopal and one from Dehradun, besides from other parts of Maharashtra – other than Mumbai – from Nashik, Pune, Thane etc. “We will have another inspection on the day before the event to see whether we can organise the event over the route that has been chalked out or have to cut it further. Safety is paramount. We have to employ four ambu-

lances, including two for traumas, as per the FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) guidelines,” said Karani. “This is probably the only rally for scooters run in the world and is certainly the only event in India,” he said, adding, “most of these guys keep their scooters readied only for this event as they use their cars and bikes for daily commuting.” The overall route, including the transport sector, and spread over two legs will be over 80 kms and Rustom Patel and Avtar Singh, champions in 2012 and 2011 respectively, are amongst the 25 who have already entered the fray. The competitive sector will be an 8-km course to be traversed thrice. “The upper limit of entries is 40,” Karani said.


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INGSTON (Jamaica): Eager to leave their Champions Trophy eliminations behind, hosts West Indies and Sri Lanka will square off here tomorrow in the opening match of a Tri-nation One-Day series, which also features an in-form India. West Indies were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions trophy when they lost to South Africa via Duckworth Lewis method while the Lankans were humbled in the semifinals by eventual champions India. Sri Lanka had beaten Australia and finalists England en route to the knockout stage while the Caribbeans were disfavoured by luck as weather put paid to their hopes in the crucial match against the Proteas.

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The teams have come into the tournament with almost the same set of players except that the hosts have left out Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jason Holder. The Lankans were forced to leave out injured opener Tillakaratne Dilshan. Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has re-joined the West Indian side to be led by Dwayne Bravo after serving his ban for wrongly claiming a catch against Pakistan in the Champions trophy. The Lankans have not played much in this part of the world. The last time they competed here was in the 2007 World Cup but the conditions may support their spin-oriented attack, which also has Ajantha Mendis, who of late has been labelled a Twenty20 specialist.

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of the finest tournaments you have seen the Indian team play in a long time,” said Dravid.

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Don’t rule out seniors Despite players like Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan either unfit or out of favour, Dravid said it was just a matter of an innings by either of them to find a ticket back to the Indian dressing room. “There is never an end for anybody. I have been in the game long enough to know things can change quickly. All the players who have missed out Rahul Dravid with actor Chitraganda Singh. [in the Champions Trophy] are India missed the services of team for the Champions Tro- class players. And you can their senior cricketers who phy. They have been brave never say when they perform were replaced by a younger and they have made some and when they come back. But lot. The Bangalorean said that calls for which they could have when the guys are performing, the selectors would have faced been criticised. So when you it becomes difficult. But there ample criticism had India per- do those things you need to is some quality and class in the formed poorly. “It was hats off give them credit and also to people who have been left to the selectors in selecting the Dhoni and his boys. It was one out,” he said.

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ERLIN: Australia’s Mark Webber is to leave Formula One at the end of the current season, he announced on his official website on Thursday. The 36-year-old Red Bull driver has signed a contract with Porsche from the 2014 and will compete in the manufacturer’s LMP1 sports prototype at the Le Mans 24 Hours race and World Endurance Championship, the German company said. Webber has already raced twice at the famous French circuit, finishing runner-up in

the GT Championship in 1998. “It’s an honour for me to join Porsche at its return to the top category in Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship and be part of the team,” he said in a Porsche statement posted on markwebber.com. “Porsche has written racing history as a manufacturer and stands for outstanding technology and performance at the highest level. I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge after my time in Formula 1. Porsche will un-

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IN BRIEF Manoj, Devendro in India boxing squad for Asian Championships

NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) would lead the charge when a 10member Indian boxing team travels to Amman, Jordan tomorrow to compete in the Asian Championships from June 30 to July 9. Manoj will be seen in action in the 64kg division. The other recognisable faces in the squad are Olympians L Devendro Singh (49kg), who made the London Games quarterfinals last year, and Shiva Thapa (56kg). The youngsters will be joined by some upcoming faces in the team. In the absence of Vijender Singh, who missed the trials after being embroiled in a drug scandal only to be absolved later, greenhorn Sukhdeep Singh Bhatti has got the middleweight (75kg) slot in the squad. Also there is the rising Mandeep Jangra in the 69kg division. Jangra, a protege of former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Akhil Kumar, was impressive in his debut in senior international tournament in Cyprus where he bagged a gold last month.

Saina gains place to be World No. 3

Great story for India at this time: Dravid UMBAI: Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said that the Indian victory in the Champions Trophy has acted as a balm for Indian fans and for cricket itself as it provided a ‘great story’ considering that Indian cricket image was marred in the spot fixing controversy during the Indian Premier League, which saw players being arrested. Rahul Dravid who was present at a promotional event by Gillette said the win countered plenty of negativity, which Indian cricket has faced lately, and has brought cheer and happiness to the Indian people. “We needed a good positive story, we needed some cheer and happiness in our cricket and there is no doubt about that. It is great that we had lots of positive stories to write about in the two-three weeks,” said Dravid.

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doubtedly set itself very high goals. I can hardly wait to pilot one of the fastest sports cars in the world.” Webber is currently fifth in the Formula One drivers’ world championship standings going into Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. In the course of his F1 career from 2002, he has achieved 36 podium places, nine race wins and been in pole position 11 times. Wolfgang Hatz, said the company was pleased to have secured his services.

NEW DELHI: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal gained a place to be World No.3 in women’s singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Apart from Saina two other Indian shuttlers figure in the top 50. While P.V. Sindhu remains at 12, Arundhati Pantawane broke into the top-50 for the first time as she made a remarkable jump of 10 places to be ranked 49th. In the men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap remained India’s top-ranked men’s player despite dropping two places to be 13th. After a string of good performances, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt moved up a place to reach career-best No.22 while Mumbai’s Ajay Jayaram also jumped a place to be 24. Madhya Pradesh’s Sourabh Verma retains 37 while Andhra boy B. Sai Praneeth jumped five places to a career-best 40th.

Virdhawal Khade preparing for World Championships

MUMBAI: India’s top swimming hope Virdhawal Khade is practising vigourously for the upcoming FINA World Championships in Barcelona but is handicapped by the absence of his regular coach and training partners since shifting base to Mumbai “I have started my preparations for the World Championships two months ago and I train for four hours daily at the Vile Parle pool. The facilities are good but I have to motivate myself in the absence of my coach (Nihar Ameen) and training partners with whom I had been training in Bangalore before shifting to Mumbai eight months ago to take up a job,” the lanky 21-year-old swimmer told PTI here last evening on the sidelines of a function organised by Maharashtra Olympic Association.

Rajasthan Royals set to launch channel “RR TV”.

MUMBAI: High-profile football teams like Manchester United, Barcelona across the globe have had their own media platform to promote the brand like ‘Barca TV’ or MUTV’ and on similar lines Rajasthan Royals will launch the ‘RR TV’. Launched in partnership with “Engage Sports Media” in order to provide fans access to exclusive original content, RR TV fired up a week before the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013 started, and goes behind-the-scenes with Captain Rahul Dravid and Royals team. ‘RR TV’ will include daily online video clips of the team and offer a number of TV shows during the current season and post-season. It is syndicated and distributed to Royals’ website and social networking sites like Fan Zone, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter, as well as online publishers, news and sports websites, radio, mobile and television networks in India, the subcontinent and selected international territories.


WILLIAMS SETS UP DATE IN BATTLE OF SENIOR CITIZENS

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first set of his second round clash against Italy’s Andreas Seppi. He was the eighth pullout of the second round, equalling the previous Wimbledon mark set in 2008. China’s sixth seed Li Na also went into the third round with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 win over Simona Halep but not before the Romanian required treatment on a back injury. Li next plays Czech 32nd seed Klara Zakopalova who beat German teenager Annika Beck, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3. Big-hitting German Sabine Lisicki, a semifinalist in 2011, defeated Eastbourne titleholder Elena Vesnina of Russia, 6-3, 6-1. She will face former US Open champion Samantha Stosur, the Australian 14th seed, who saw off Russia’s Olga Puchkova 6-2, 6-2 In men’s second round action, Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych, the runner-up in 2010, defeated Daniel Brands of Germany, 76 (8/6), 6-4, 6-2.

ONDON: Defending champion Serena Williams and evergreen Kimiko DateKrumm, two players with a combined age of 73, set up a battle of Wimbledon senior citizens on Thursday. Top seed Williams extended her winning streak to 33 matches, just two behind the record set by sister Venus in 2000, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over French 19-year-old Caroline Garcia, who she also beat at the French Open. Williams, 31, chasing a sixth Wimbledon title and 17th Major, wrapped up victory, the 599th of her career, in 67 minutes with 30 winners and nine aces. Date-Krumm, 42, reached the Wimbledon third round, 17 years after she last did so, with

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a 6-4, 7-5 win over Romania’s Alexandra Cadantu, 19 years the Japanese’s junior, to become the oldest woman to make the last 32 at the All England Club. The previous oldest player was Britain’s Virginia Wade, who was 39 years and 362 days old when she made the same stage in 1985. Despite their many years on tour, Williams and Date-Krumm have never played each other. “Kimiko is so incredibly fit and inspiring. I have never played her but I watched her when I was super-young,” said Williams. “Venus has played her, so I will definitely be talking to her about it.” Veteran French serve-volleyer Michael Llodra retired through illness after dropping the

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SLIP SLIDING AWAY

ONDON: Maria Sharapova pleaded with Wimbledon to allow players to practice on their cherished show courts in an effort to solve the injury crisis that has plagued the tournament. The Russian third seed and 2004 champion suffered a painful second round exit at the hands of Portuguese qualifier, Michelle Larcher De Brito, the world 131, on the unfamiliar surroundings of Court Two on Wednesday. Sharapova slipped three times, complained the surface was dangerous and needed an medical time-out to treat the left hip she injured in her falls. She believes that players should be allowed to practice on the show courts at Wimbledon before the tournament gets underway to help them familiarise themselves with the conditions. “Especially those courts, even Centre Court, Court 1, 2, 3, maybe having the opportunity to practice on them a few days before, because no one can practice on them,” said Sharapova. “The first few days, you just know that they’re going to just be really different.” De Brito believes that Court Two was treacherous on Wednesday. Earlier, former world number one Caroline Wozniacki fell and needed her ankle band“There’s a lot of grass that’s been cut that aged on her way to defeat to Petra Cetkovska. didn’t get swept off so there’s a lot of dead “I saw how she fell pretty hard and I know grass on the top and it made it quite slippery.” these grass courts can be really slippery and On Wednesday there were seven injury can be quite dangerous,” said Larcher De pullouts either through retirements or withdrawals, a Brito, who took victory on a fifth match point.

record for one day at a Grand Slam. World number two and Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew just minutes before she was due on Centre Court to face Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta for a place in the third round with a knee injury.

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I’m not finished, says Federer

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ONDON: Roger Federer insisted he will play on for many more years to come despite crashing out of Wimbledon in a shock defeat that brought his extraordinary Grand Slam run to a juddering halt. Though downbeat, the Swiss legend said he would not go into panic mode after being knocked out by unfancied Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round on Wednesday. The world number three said there was perhaps a sea change happening in tennis where lower-ranked players now had the belief to mix it with the sport’s best, like himself, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. Federer’s shock 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) loss to world number 116 Stakhovsky on his Centre Court stomping ground brought the curtain down on his run of 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances, which started at Wimbledon 2004. At 31 years old, some are questioning whether Federer’s all-conquering powers are now openly in decline. But the man himself insisted he had plenty left in the tank. “I still have plans to play for many more years to come,” the seven-time Wimbledon winner said. “It’s normal that after all of a sudden losing early after being in the quarters 36 times, people feel it’s different. “I wish it wasn’t going to end here. But I don’t think that’s something fans are going to mourn. It’s a great number. I can be proud of it. But I’m moving on.” He said he would reflect on the run “when I’m retired — and that’s not right now.” Federer plans to use his unscheduled time off to recharge and focus on the rest of the season. “What do you do after something like this? What do you do? Do you do the 24hour rule? You don’t panic at this point, that’s clear. Just go back to work and come back stronger. “Somewhat simple; hard to do sometimes. But usually I do turnarounds pretty good. I’m looking forward to what’s to come. I hope I can play a good end to the season.” And the 17-time Grand Slam champion felt he was generally performing well. “This is a setback, a disappointment, whatever you want to call it. But then overall I think I played great eight months ago at the World Tour Finals, I played great at the Australian Open,” he said. “I didn’t play so much as of late. At the same time that gives me more flexibility with my schedule moving forward and next year as well. I have more options now than I did have one year ago when I was running around trying to chase down every possible tournament and every point to get back to world number one.”


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