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F ir e blazes thr o ugh s lum: S ix dead

A resident of Nayanagar slum, Mumbai, sits next to the charred remains of a house on 25 January 2013. As per news reports, six people have died in the fire. Prashant Nair / Mumbai Weekly At 5.15am in the early hours of 25 January, a fire started in a hardware godown in Naya Nagar slum in Mahim. According to various media reports, six people succumbed to death while nine

indicated that bodies of the deceased were charred beyond recognition and surviving members of their respective families identifed them on the basis of the locaMedia reports have tion of their remains. were hospitalised with injuries. Even as the fire spread through 1,300 densely packed shanties, gas cylinders in the vicinity caused a blast.

Chand Babu (45), died while rescuing his wife and three children. According to media reports he was trying to save his youngest child Emran (8) when an iron ladder collapsed upon

him. Chand Babu could not escape the fire himself and died as his family watched their house go up in a blaze. Safi Mohammad (106) was bedridden and too ill to run for his life. Un-

fortunately, he and his row lanes of the slum. family did not survive Within two hours, however, they manthe fire. aged to bring the fire As per news reports under control. Later the fire brigade in the day government reached the site at officials arrived to 5.32am but had diffi- collect data on those culty entering the nar- who had suffered

Protest rally holds up traffic, photographer detained Sumedh Sawant (17), a photojournalism student of Udaan School of Photography was also hit and detained by the police. Most of his valuables including his camera, mobile phone and his shoes were confiscated. Sawant claimed he was taken in for questioning despite having shown the police his student ID. He was permitted to leave with his In an attempt to disperse belongings at 6pm after the crowd, police hit spending four hours at a p r o t e s t o r s . local police station. Activists belonging to the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a local political party, were seen protesting along the Western Express Highway in suburban Mumbai, on 31 January 2013. According to an MNS activist, they were demonstrating against corruption and bribery in the Regional Transport Office.

Left: Police officials push demonstrators into a police van on the Western Express Highway in Mumbai on 31 January 2013. Sumedh Sawant / Mumai Weekly Inset: Sumedh Sawant, the Mumbai Weekly photographer who was detained by the Mumbai Police.

damages. However, in an interview with local media they stated that the slum was illegal and therefore it was uncertain if they would receive compensation.

Hawkers protest against clampdown

Protestors react during a rally organized by the Azad Hawkers’ Union at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai on 24 January 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly On 24 January hawk- A spokesperson of the The death of a hawker ers from across the city Azad Hawkers' Union during a recent drive converged at Azad said to a news daily against street vendors Maidan in South that the aim of the rally in Mumbai upset Mumbai to protest was to put forth their hawkers across the triggering against the recent ef- demand for legalisa- country, forts by civic authori- tion of their businesses similar protests in ties to drive their and seek official space cities such as Delhi and Patna among othbusinesses off the within the city. ers. streets.


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Sale at sea

A hawker stands in ankle-deep water in the Arabian Sea while waiting for customers during Erangal Feast in North Mumbai on 13 January 2013. The event is held on the second Sunday of January every year at Madh island to celebrate the feast of St.Bonaventure. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly.

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64 Republic Days later

hile 26 January ought to be a day of celebration for everyone across the country, statistics pointing towards an economic slowdown continue to surface in the news. According to media reports, the United Nations has cut India’s GDP forecast for 2013 from an earlier projection of 7.2 per cent to 6.1 per cent.

in 2012, about 350 million Indians (29.8%) live below the poverty-line. The poverty-line is now defined at Rs 28.65 (USD $0.54) per capita daily consumption. Experts, however, believe that actual poverty figures are much higher than those reported by the government.

Those wanting to battle poverty by selling As per the data re- their wares on the leased by the Planning streets are facing a Commission of India new challenge these

past few weeks. The local municipal corporation’s recent drive to shutdown businesses of street hawkers has sparked off wide spread protests amongst hawkers in the city. That India completed 64 years as a democratic republic may be reason to celebrate, but its statistics of poverty to this day continue to reflect a more worrisome reality, a reality that is hard to ignore.

Left: A woman with two children, sells Indian tricolour flags and lapel pins at a railway station in suburban Mumbai on 26 January 2013. As per the Indian Planning Commission, 29.8% of India’s 1.2 billion people live below the poverty line. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly

Gay pride festival kicks off with Queer Games

Participants take part in tug-of-war during the Queer Games held on 13 January 2013 in Mumbai. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly

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Members of the audience greet each other at the Queer Games held on 13 January 2013 in Mumbai. Debadatta Mallick / Mumbai Weekly

s part of a long series of events defining the gay pride season these past few weeks, Gay Bombay and Yaariyan, two support groups for the LGBT community in Mumbai organized an evening of games and activities on 13 January at Juhu beach.

Gay Bombay decided to join in the Makar Sakranti celebrations but with a queer twist by organizing a kiteflying event with rainbow coloured kites made especially for the occasion. Yaariyan, on the other hand, decided to add a competitive spirit to the games with events like the three-

legged race, lemon and spoon race and tug of war. Mr. Balachandran Ramiah, founder of Gay Bombay, explained that a public place like Juhu beach was chosen as a venue intentionally in order to promote interaction between the gay community and the general public. “The idea is not

only to help the gay community blend into the mainstream but also to create awareness among people,” he said. “We want to provide safe spaces to the gay community to meet each others as friends and to encourage them to come out to the public.”

Praful Baweja, head of public relations at Yaariyan, was of a similar opinion. When asked about the idea behind this event, he said, “We want to start moving beyond just ‘closed’ events for the LGBT community now and provide a larger social medium for interaction.”


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Slums demolished, protesters demand housing rights

Slum dwellers gather at Azad Maidan during a demonstration in Mumbai on 10 January 2013, to protest the slum demolitions being carried out by the state. The protest was led by social activist Medha Patkar. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly From the beginning of 2013, social activist, Medha Patkar is reported to have taken up cudgels on behalf of the displaced slum dwellers in Mumbai whose shanties were demolished by the government. According to media reports there have also been allegations of irregularities in the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme and six builders have been accused of fabricating misleading lists of beneficiaries and land grabbing.

Golibar marching to the Matralaya on foot demanding housing rights and a probe against the builders. Medha Patkar is said to have apprised Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who has ordered a probe against the accused builders.

is said to have undertaken the drive in Dahisar to clear the area of illegal encroachments along mangrove land. However, locals differed in their opinion on the subject, citing the influence of a local builder in the demolition.

Even as these protests were on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is reported to have razed over 1,400 shanties in Ganpat Patil Nagar in Dahisar alone and carried out similar The new year brought demolitions in Ambureports of slum jwadi, Appapada, dwellers from Jamrushi and Damu Mankhurd, Malad and Nagar. The civic body

According to the media, Yashoda Yadav (35), who resided in chawl number 3 died of a heart attack. While her house was not among those demolished, it is believed that the fear of losing her house in the next drive upset her. Civic authorities are expected to carry

out further demolitions in the area. Last month, the BMC had carried similar drives across the city. On 10 December 2012, World Human Rights Day, civic authorities reportedly demolished 400 houses in Ali Talao, in Malad. Right: Residents of Ganpat Patil Nagar slum in suburban Mumbai sit amidst the ruins of their houses on 12 January 2013 after they were demolished by the local muncipal corporation. Jayshree Kewalramani / Mumbai Weekly

Controversial cop’s transfer creates a stir

Sunny Leone seeks divine intervention

Bollywood star Sunny Leone visits Siddhivinayak Temple in Central Mumbai during the early hours of 15 January 2013. She was accompanied by Ekta Kapoor, Mumbaikars react against the transfer of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Vakola) Vasant Dhoble on 13 January 2013. A hawker allegedly died producer of her upcoming Bollywood film Ragini MMS 2. Debadatta Malik / Mumbai Weekly during a drive against street vendors led by Dhoble, who has now been shifted to the police control room. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly


4 EDITORIAL

MW OPINION: Delhi gang-rape: Will it lead it to reforms?

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Students hold placards, protesting against the recent Delhi gang-rape during a demonstration at a street in Navi Mumbai on 11 January 2013. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly termed the "Delhi gang rape".

Jayshree Kewalramani

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A 23-year old girl was alleged to have been brutally raped by six men (including a juvenile). As the spate of news reports since published indicate rapes are commonplace in India. But something about this incident shocked us all and pushed students, men and women, and an otherwise inert middleclass out into the streets demanding action against the perpetrators and justice for the victim.

he year 2012 ended with a whimper, not a bang. For weeks, all of India appeared to be glued to television debates and our evenings were consumed with heated discussions over what has now been Political figures such as

Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS chief, showed us that there does indeed exist a deep chasm between the perceptions of the general populace and the political leadership in the country. Bhagwat, for instance, remarked that rapes occur only in India, not Bharat. Of course, one need only remind him of caste-based violence against dalit women, the ghastly rape of Muslim women during the Gujarat pogrom of 2002, the routine rape of women in the North East by armed forces, and so on. But, as noted feminist lawyer Flavia Agnes has argued in a

ical exams of rape survivors focus on the elasticity of the woman's vagina to determine whether or not she was "habituated to sex". From there the debate soon shifts to changing values, dress-codes, late night work hours, changing sexual mores, etc. And the fear driving these discussions is often the figure of an assertive woman, or a woman alone out alone with a Moreover, amidst im- male companion of her passioned calls for capi- own choice. For the detal punishment, it is easy bate to move beyond the to lose sight of the larger binaries of "virtuous" legal reforms that are and "loose" woman, it is necessary and long over- important to shift focus due. For instance, med- from demanding capital

recent issue of Economic and Political Weekly, it isn't rape exclusively that needs to be challenged acid attacks, assaults other than forced penovaginal penetration, stripping women in public and parading them, harassment at home and in public places are all related issues that ought to be examined in the context of violence against women.

punishment in this instance to asking for legal amendments, and better implementation of existing laws.

equations with men in different spheres of their lives. This careful balancing is unlikely to change soon.

In the present scenario when a woman registers a case of rape she is viewed by law enforcing agencies and the judiciary with acute suspicion, so much so that the decision to report such a crime is fraught with the risk of character assassination and social stigma. This constant fear of being morally attacked means that women often have to walk the proverbial tight-rope and vigilantly examine their

In this context, the recommendations by the Verma Committee were a step in the right direction. The charter of rights as envisaged by the committee recognised a woman's right against marital rape even if she were beyond the age of 15 years. Similarly, it recommended granting the right to protect their moral character irrespective of past sexual history, the right to prosecute a police officer

who fails to register an FIR on a rape complaint, and the right to call it rape even in the absence of physical resistance to forced penetration, and so on. One fears that the Verma Committee might get diluted or sidelined by the establishment. Like the women it seeks to empower, the recommendations themselves risk displeasing those presently standing on more secure ground. The above views are personal views expressed by the author.

POINT OF VIEW: The new tech face of the Indian youth and tablet devices. Being online and connected to the internet has now become a part of their daily lives.

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he young generation today or as they say ‘Gen-next’ is more exposed to technology than ever before. From cassettes to CDs to MP3s, the youth has evolved and moulded itself to the changing times. Youngsters have become technology-dependant and rely on their smart devices in some unimaginable ways.

youth is instantly satisfied and their desires are met by the internet, messaging and other social media activities online.

Also, a survey done by a London-based research company reveals that Indian youths, on an average, are exceptionally conscious of the mobile phone as a status symbol.

While technology has enabled them to be socially active on networking and micro-blogging sites, it has also has sparked a sense of awareness. With the power of technology at their fingertips, they are beginning to claim their rightful place in the public discourse on matters of national concern, which is sending a shiver down The 13 to 30 years age the spines of the politigroup is hooked onto cians. The recent Delhi and obsessed with their gang-rape protest across iPhones, BlackBerries the country, for in-

Youngsters at a cafe in Mumbai on 26 January 2013. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly . stance, was initiated by information sharing on social media networks and it ended up jolting the whole nation. But there’s another side

to the “Touchscreen Generation”. There is a vast section of the Gennext which appears to be out of touch with reality and feels far more comfortable in the vir-

tual world. This fixation with technology is making them oblivious to social implications and the youth is lacking basic social skills because of an aversion to

face-to-face communication. A teenager, on an average, uses his or her cell phone more than 10 times a day. Technology is such an addiction that today’s

It's sometimes worrying to think of how heavily dependent we all are on technology, and the emotional entanglements that come with it that dependency. The technology that has enabled teens to be more vocal about their views on social matters that concern them has also reduced the length and depth of their interpersonal interactions. It has also come with more pressure to act "cool", fit in, and keep up appearances in the virtual world.

record and share significant and mundane information alike. The implications of these changed interactions are far-reaching and sometimes unpredictable. In social terms it can, in fact, lead to greater social isolation. As the youth spend more and more time interacting with people on cell phones than engaging with those around them one has to wonder if it makes the youth more vulnerable. There is a lot at stake here today if we no longer have time or the need to sit down and have a nice conversation over a cup of coffee. We just tap away on our devices all day, throughout the day.

Also, youth today appears to be exceptionally comfortable sharing personal details, The above views are moments, pictures and personal views exbeliefs as some of them pressed by the author.


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Mumbai strides through tenth year of marathon

Participants kick start the amateur race at the 10th Mumbai Marathon from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in South Mumbai on 20 January 2013. Prashant Nair / Mumbai Weekly

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n a cold w i n t e r morning in South Mumbai, over 40,000 people turned up to participate in the 10th edition of the Mumbai Marathon. Of these 340 ran in the physically challenged category.

new Mumbai Marathon record of 2.09.32. The fastest Indian was Lyngkhoi Binning, an armyman from Meghalaya who clocked in at 2.21.51. The ladies marathon saw Kenya’s Valentine Kipketer finish at 2.24.35.

All eyes were on last Renowned Bollywod year’s defending actor, John Abraham, champion, Kenya’s was in attendance Laban Moiben, but it along with two-time was Jackson Kiprop Olympic gold medalof Uganda who sur- list Haile GebrseElite runners at the Mumbai Marathon on 20 January 2013. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly prised all by setting a lassie. Right: An Amateur Race participant at the Mumbai Marathon on 20 January 2013. Kunal Khullar / Mumbai Weekly

A participant at the Mumbai Marathon on 20 January 2013. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly

Jackson Kiprop of Uganda, winner of the Mumbai Marathon, runs towards the end of the race on 20 January 2013. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly

A participant with a prosthetic limb runs at the Mumbai Marathon on 20 January 2013. Prashant Nair / Mumbai Weekly

A participant gives a high-five to one of the spectators at the Mumbai Marathon 2013. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly


6 ECONOMY

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Rail fare hike across the nation

Travel by trains just got dearer. For commuters travelling by suburban railway in Mumbai this is the second hike of the year. According to news reports, local rail fares were recently increased first on 1 January, although authorities claim that was due to an increased surcharge towards the repayment of a loan taken for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUPT). From 22 January suburban passengers have started paying 2 paise more per km.

Women travel in a crowded train compartment on the Western Line in Mumbai on 22 January 2013. The suburban railway fare hike was came into effect on Mumbai on 22 January. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

In the first acrossthe-board hike announced by the Railway Ministry in the last 10 years, passengers travelling by Shatabdi, Duronto and Rajdhani too will have to pay more.

Second Class Mail and Express trains will be dearer by 4 paise/km, Sleeper Class by 6 paise/km and AC First Class by 10 paise/km. Last year instances of ticketless travel shot up between April and December 2012. In attempts to keep a check on commuters travelling without valid tickets, Central Railways has intesified its drive. The amount recovered in fines in 2012, in fact, amounted to Rs 58.94 crore. With the more recent hike in fares, it is expected that there will be a further increase in the number of ticketless travellers. It is hoped the concerned authorities will be able to preempt and tackle that.

Gold and silver prices take a fall

Vegetable prices soar

A woman tries on jewellery at a store in South Mumbai on 24 January 2013. Prashant Nair / Mumbai Weekly

A vegetable seller counts his earnings at a vegetable market in Central Mumbai on 20 January 2013.Vegetable prices have been increased by 5-10% in the new year. Prashant Nair / Mumbai Weekly

Builders go easy on real estate prices

Idea and Airtel shoot up tariff rates

A view of the Mumbai skyline from a vantage point on 18 January 2013. Real estate prices by various builders have been reduced recently in Mumbai. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly It may sound too good to be true but if the news reports are to be believed then property price corrections are finally here. According to news reports, renowned Mumbai builders RNA Corp and Shree Naman

Group have cut prices on their projects in Goregaon and Elphinstone respectively, while Lodha Group has introduced discounts of up to Rs 5,000 per sq. feet to buyers booking apartments between 18 to

28 January at their under construction in Worli project Code- Mumbai Metropolitan name Blue Moon. Region (MMR). It is believed that liquidity In survey conducted crunch is forcing last June, real estate builders to sell off consulting firm Frank units are reduced Knight had estimated rates. that there were about 80,000 unsold houses At one of its projects

in Goregaon, RNA has slashed its price from Rs 11,750 per sq/ft and Rs 100 floor rise to Rs 9,950 per sq/ft with floor rise at Rs 50. Others builders are expected to follow suit.

A man carries a child near a grocery store in Mumbai on 29 January 2013. Telecom providers Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have increased their call rates from Re. 1 per minute to Rs 2 per minute. According to media reports, shares of both companies have surged by as much as 3% since the hike was announced. Debadatta Mallick / Mumbai Weekly.


7 CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

MW Kabir festival brings mystic poet’s words back to life

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t is not often that the words of a poet ring through the bustling, business minded streets of Mumbai. And yet that is exactly what happened between January 9 and 13. Fifteenth century mystic poet Kabir was brought back to life with a five day long festival celebrating his work. The Kabir Festival, which is part of the larger Kabir Project, aimed to explore and share Kabir’s poetry through forms other than the conventional recitation.

Folk artist Ankit Chadha regales the audience with his performance of Dastangoi, an Urdu form of storytelling at an amphitheatre in Mumbai on 13 January 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

Folk artiste Lakshman Das Baul performs with guitarist Vedanth Bhardwaj at a bookshop in South Mumbai on 12 January 2013. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai weekly

The festival held events in several parts of the city to reach out to even those averse to long hours of travel. There were performances by Baul singers like Parvathy Baul and Lakshman Das Baul. The Bauls are a sect of people with a distinct musical tradition and are believed to have their roots in Bengal. Ankit Chadha employed his skill in Dastangoi, an

Urdu oral tradition of storytelling to share events from Kabir’s life. His narrative was ripe with little quips about the ‘Youtube generation’ and school syllabi ruining the joy of Kabir’s poetry for children. His belief in the power of stories was evidentSatya (truth) needs to walk hand in hand with Kahaani (story); if it stands alone no one will want to face it. The festival brought to the stage folk music from across the country, with each song lending its melodies to spread Kabir’s central message: love. Apart from the live music performances, the festival hosted interactive workshops and film screenings to further their cause. The Kabir community seems to be only growing stronger with each passing year and every annual festival, spreading poetry and love along the way.

Members of the audience react to a performance at an event during the five-day-long Kabir festival in Mumbai on 13 January 2013. Jayshree Kewalramamni / Mumbai Weekly

F es tival f ir es b r in g w armth to M u mb ai w in ter

A child walks around a bonfire in a suburb in Mumbai on 13 January 2013 during Lohri, a harvest festival. Kunal Khullar / Mumbai Weekly

Women prepare rice pudding during Pongal (a South Indian harvest festival) in Dharavi, Mumbai on 14 January 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

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Children atop a truck during Eid celebrations in South Mumbai on 25 January 2013. Debadatta Mallick / Mumbai Weekly

he year may have only just begun but communities across Mumbai have all had reason to celebrate. Punjabis and Sindhis celebrated Lohri with large bonfires on the night of 13 January while members of the South Indian community awoke early the following morning to prepare thai pongal (rice pudding) in Dharavi, Mumbai.

Devotees of Sai Baba too were equally busy celebrating, with processions led in neighbourboods across Mumbai. And, finally, a day before Republic day Muslims celebrated the birth of the prophet Mohammad with Eid-e-Milad. A large procession was seen on Mohammad Ali Road in south Women gather for prayers during a Sai Baba procession in Mumbai Mumbai on 11 January 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly


8 SPORTS FRIDAY, 01 FEBRUARY, 2013

State Kabaddi Championship held in the city

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Team members of Amarhind Mandal grapple with their opponents, Utkarsh Krida Mandal during the under 20 State Kabaddi Tournament held in Mumbai on 12 January 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

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he state level kabaddi tournament for boys was held in Dadar from 12 January 2013 by Young Prabhadevi Krida Man-

dal. There were two categories for the championship, Below 20 years and Above 20 years.

under 20 years category saw Amarhind Mandal and Utkarsh Krida Mandal fight it out for the coveted trophy. The final match of the The Amarhind boys

were the eventual winners.The final match in the above 20 category was between Utkarsh Krida Mandal from Mumbai Suburbs and

Chatrapati Shivaji from Thane in which Utkarsh Krida Mandal emerged winners.

dian contact sport. It came to international attention when it was played as a demonstration sport at the 1936 Kabaddi is a popular In- Berlin Oylpics. It was

introduced and popu- and Iran competed at larised in Japan in 1979. the 2012 Kabaddi World Cup. Slowly but Sixteen countries, in- surely, the sport is cluding England, Ar- gainly popularity intergentina, Sierra Leone nationally.

India gives Netherlands the blues, win 1-0 The Indians were at it from the very start, frustrating the Dutch players by denying them time on the ball and unsettling them whenever possible. The refereeing was a little inconsistent at times, and Dutch coach Maria van Kortenhof revealed her frustration when she yelled at the referee from the dugout.

India’s Dangmei Grace challenges for the ball with a Dutch opponent during the second friendly between India and The Netherlands on 20 January 2013 at the Father Agnel Sport’s Complex, Vashi, Mumbai. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

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he Indian women’s football team pulled off an upset on Sunday 20

January by defeating the Netherlands KNVB CTO Team by a solitary goal and lev-

elling the friendly series making it 1-1. The Dutch outfit was a mixture of a few first

team players along with promising Under19 players. After losing the first game 2-0 in

Kolhapur, the women in blue were determined to fight back and reclaim their pride

The breakthrough for the Indian team came in the 15th minute from a set piece in the first half; defender Ashlata Devi headed the ball into the far corner from Dangmei Grace’s free kick. The goal was greeted by a loud cheer from the 4,000-odd Goalscorer Ashlata Devi (left) and Subhome fans. haprava Rout (right) dance to Gangnam style after they beat The Netherlands 1-0. The Dutch started the sec- Sumedh Sawant /Mumbai Weekly ond half well, and began to the FIFA rankings if mount pressure on the InThe win was a historic they continued to play dian defence by winning one for the Indian team, international matches most of the aerial battles and as they are ranked 52nd on a regular basis. orchestrating dangerous ataccording to the FIFA tacks, but the Indian rear women’s rankings, According to Barua guard stood strong against while the Netherlands there were 20,000 spectheir towering opponents. team is ranked 14th. tators at the match in Goal-scorer Ashlata Kolhapur with another The final whistle was Devi was named player 5,000 outside the stagreeted by a loud roar from of the match. In an in- dium. The finals in Navi the stands, and the Indian terview with an online Mumbai, he stated, had players broke into a jubiliant sports site Indian coach 4,000 spectators. The dance with each other to the Anadi Barua, said that win and event turnout now immensely popular, the Indian team could are encouraging for the “Gangnam style”. climb into the top 30 in sport in India.

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