Mumbai Weekly ECONOMY
52% of Mumbai voters go to the polls for 11 constituencies. Mumbaikars in particular elected candidates to fill 6 constituencies in thecit y, South, South-West, North,North-West, North-East, and North-Central. According to media reports 118 candidates contested for 6 seats, which are currently held by the Congress-NCP alliance. 52 of the 118 candidates were independents. The BJP-Shiv Sena alli-
ance is slated to win this time round according to opinion polls. In Mumbai South current Union minister of State for IT and Communications Milind Deora (Congress), contested against Bala Nandgaonkar (MNS), Meera Sanyal (AAP), and Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena). In the North-East, Sanjay Cont’d. Pg 2
A row of Muslim women voters in Burkhas hold their voter id cards as they wait in line to cast their vote in Dharavi, Mumbai on 24 April, 2014. Lakshmi Anantnarayan/ Mumbai Weekly
Mumbaikars voted in the Lok Sabha elections on April 24, 2014. Mumbai recorded a 52%
voter turnout this time, which was 11% higher than 2009’s record low of 41.5% turnout.
Mumbai accounts for 25 – 30% of the total votes from Maharashtra. Media reports indicate that
Mumbai’s first-time voters (aged 18-19 years) numbered 3.5 to 4 Lakhs. The elections were
planned in 3 phases in Maharashtra. The scheduled dates were April 10, 17, and 24, 2014. In to-
City celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti
tal, 48 Lok Sabha seats were contested from Maharashtra; Mumbai and Thane together accounted
Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal seen looking for his name on the voters list. Rawal was one of the thousands whose name was missing from the voters list during the recent elections in Mumbai. Souradeep Roy/ Mumbai Weekly
Supreme Court recognizes Transgender as third gender
to pursue his higher education in Law, Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and the London School of Economics. He not only was the first Dalit to study in a college in India, he was the first Indian to go abroad to pursue a doctoral degree in Economics.
A man carries a colourful tin container as he walks past a picture of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on Ambedkar Jayanti, Mumbai on 14 April, 2014. Souradeep Roy/ Mumbai Weekly
April 14th is a public holiday in India. Known as Ambedkar Jayanti, the day marks the birth and immense contributions made by Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, one of the founding fathers of the country who played a key role in the drafting of the
constitution of India as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. A lawyer by training, Dr. Ambedkar is most known for his groundbreaking work in framing “ u n t o u c h a b i l i t y” and casteism as egregious violations
of the fundamental human rights of Dalits. He was also India’s first Law minister. Fondly known as “Babasaheb,” Dr. Ambedkar abandoned Hinduism when he recognized that the religion was a way to promote
and institutionalize the systematic oppression of Dalits. He adopted Buddhism instead and is known for reviving modern-day Buddhism on a mass scale in India. Born to a family from the Mahar caste of “untouchables”, Ambedkar went on
Ambedkar’s keen sense of social justice moved beyond just caste politics and recognized women’s equality, non-discrimination and a range of freedoms. It was this holistic approach that influenced our constitutional guarantees for civil, political, social, and economic rights for all citizens. He was a strong advocate of affirmative action. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated today to pay homage to this influential leader’s critical role in shaping Indian political history.
A Transgender person walks through a narrow alley in Mumbai. The Supreme Court of India on 15 April, 2014 passed a landmark decision recognizing Transgender as a third gender. Lakshmi Anantnarayan/ Mumbai Weekly
On April 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of India passed a landmark decision that recognized Transgender people/ eunuchs as the third gender. Unlike most other countries in the world, Hijras have long enjoyed a visible place in Indian culture, participating in traditional ceremonies including weddings and births. Despite this long heritage, the com-
munity today faces severe discrimination on various levels. They are denied jobs, housing, health care, and education and as a result are unable to participate in mainstream society as equal citizens. Owing to the lack of opportunities to survive many transgender people resort to begging on street corners and sex work to make a living.
The recent Supreme Court ruling is groundbreaking because it firstly recognizes Transgender people as a “socially and economically backward” community and imposes on the state a formal obligation to protect and promote the rights of people belonging to the transgender community by introducing reservations in jobs and education.
MW Mumbai recorded highest voter turn out in 25 years
FRIDAY, 2 MAY, 2014
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao seen outside their polling station after casting their vote during the elections in Mumbai, 24 April 2014. A significant number of Bollywood stars came out to vote in the recent polls while some others like Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, and Karina Kapoor missed the elections because of IIFA awards. Fariha Farooqui/ Mumbai Weekly
Dina Patil (Congress) was in a tough race against Medha Patkar (AAP) and Kirit Somaiya (BJP). Midst all the political party frenzy, the Election Commission rolled out its execution of logis-
tics to ensure smooth elections in the city. Monitoring officials were trained in the usage of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) starting April 16, 2014. Despite this, the elections in Mumbai were not all smooth.
Although Mumbai recorded a nominal voter turn out of 52%, this was the highest the city had seen in 25 years. Long lines, and hour-long delays were reported in several polling stations. Media reports
Milind Deora current Union minister for IT and Communications poses for the camera showing his inked finger after casting his vote in Mumbai on 24 April, 2014. Deora was one of the contestants in the Lok Sabha elections standing from Mumbai-South. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
indicate that thousands of people were unable to vote as they could not find their names on the voter list at the polling stations. This has increased resentment among voters. A Mumbaibased law firm is working to file a
Public Interest Litigation on behalf of some of these voters. After the elections, the Election Commission (EC) announced repolling in three booths in the city suburbs after a malfunction in the EVMs.
An elderly man shows his inked index finger as he poses for the camera on election day in Mumbai on 24 April 2014. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
In a first related to the elections voters had the “None Of The Above” option
or NOTA on the ballot paper, which would allow citizens to exercise their right to vote
by deliberately not choosing any of the candidates in case they have reservations about them.
(left to right) Akash Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani and Anant Ambani pose for the camera after casting their votes in South Mumbai on 24 April 2014. The Ambanis, the owners of Reliance Industries Limited, are prominent business magnates in India. Mukesh Ambani was reported to be the richest person in India in 2013 and ranked 37th in the 2013 Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
A man gets inked on his forefinger before casting his ballot at a polling booth in Mumbai, 24 April, 2014. 52% of registered voters turned out to vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly.
Electoral officials look through voting lists at a voting station during the Lok Sabha elections in Dharavi, Mumbai on 24 April, 2014. By the afternoon, this station had long lines of voters who had waited for over 3 hours in front of their polling booths just to cast their ballot. Lakshmi Anantnarayan/ Mumbai Weekly
ERRATUM : A picture of Arvind Kejriwal in MW Vol 3 Issue 1, which was credited to Akshay Vaidya was shot by Firoz Merchant. We regret this mistake in publication.
FRIDAY, 2 MAY, 2014
World’s first hospital on tracks makes an appearance in the city
East meets West in Mumbai Highway
Visitors look at medical equipment on the Lifeline Express, India’s first mobile hospital train on display at Mumbai on 10 April, 2014. Monica Chaturvedi/ Mumbai Weekly
Few vehicles move past a cross junction on the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, Mumbai on 19 April 2014. The newly opened road is India’s first double-decker flyover. Niket Kotecha/ Mumbai Weekly
After over ten years of planning and construction and expenditure of Rs. 450 crores, the San-
tacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) finally opened to traffic in Mumbai on 18 April, 2014.
The 3.45kms long road was constructed to ease traffic between Western Express High-
way and Eastern Express Highway. The SCLR is India’s first doubledecker flyover. On
Devotees celebrate the Goddess
A transgender person in a state of trance is held by another devotee during Muthumari Amman celebrations, Mumbai on 15, April, 2014. Lakshmi Anantnarayan/ Mumbai Weekly
Each year Tamil devotees of Muthumari Amman, (a goddess who is believed to bestow rain), celebrate a 10 -day long festival ca ll ed ‘ M aa s iPanguni Vizha’, usually in MarchApril. The festival is celebrated with full gusto in and around the Karaikudi region in Tamil Nadu and is characterized by devotees undertaking drastic piercing of their bodies (cheeks and backs) with spears, and hooks.
its first day, media reports indicated that the flyover saw traffic of 22,000 vehicles.
Lifeline Express, the world’s first hospital on a train, which has been in operation since 1991, made its appearance in Mumbai on 9 April 2014, and was at CST station for public
viewing. A brain child of Impact India Foundation (IIF), the initiative is an attempt to bring access to healthcare for all people especially those living in rural areas. IIF will soon
be launching a cancer detection and control programme through its Lifeline Express. This innovative project has provided medical services to nearly 900,000 poor people until now.
Tableaux marks Good Friday
Artists from Sacred Heart Church, Santa Cruz, enact a street play of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as part of the Good Friday program in Mumbai on 13 April, 2014. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
50,000 lamps light up Mahavir Jayanti
Over one lakh Jain devotees hold about 50,000 lamps at a night gathering to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti, Mumbai on 16 April, 2014. Mahavir Jayanti is a festival to mark the birthday of Mahavir, the leader of Jainism, a religion whose fundamental principle is to respect life in all its forms. This year spiritual leader Naypadmasagarji Maharajsaheb addressed devotees in Azad Maidan to spread the message of Jainism. Lakshmi Anantnarayan/ Mumbai Weekly.
FRIDAY, 2 MAY, 2014
OPINION: Nothing ‘Chinki’ about me
Students hold anti-racism signs during a rally at Azad Maidan, to protest the harassment and death of Nido Tania, a young man from Arunachal Pradesh who was killed on 29 January, 2014 in Delhi. Alan Marwein/ Mumbai Weekly
Alan Marwein A ‘Chinki’, is a human being who is known to look like a ‘Momo’, eats lizards, snakes & cockroaches, grows mushrooms in his or her backyard & excels in the art of
‘Kung Fu’. So anyone who has those small eyes & nose, beware! Regardless of where you come from, in India, who you are or what your cultural background is, is completely irrelevant to most people. The identity of ‘Chinki’ has been consistently slapped on my forehead since 2010, when I first became an outstation student. At first I ignored the
remarks thinking people were plainly mistaken about my identity, nothing more and they would register/ accept my identity once they knew better. But eventually as days passed, my whole view about the situation altered. People thought they knew me better than I knew myself, except they didn’t. And I had to keep refreshing their memory about the
place I come from. A person once asked me, “Where are you from?” I replied “I am from Shillong, it’s in the state of Meghalaya in North East India. I think you might know Cherrapunjee, it’s the place which receives the highest rainfall in the world.” Yet after all the details, his reply was “Ohh… so you are from “Ceylon” or Sri Lanka right… yes I have been
there. It’s a beautiful place.” This unwillingness to know, learn and educate one’s self baffles me. For this reason I always carry an Indian map along with me & honestly it helps. Several cases have flared up these past few years; where people from the North East have been abused and mistreated, and the regretful part is that the common victim
is always a student. The most recent case happened in the country’s capital; Nido Tania a 19 year-old student was brutally attacked by shopkeepers at a South Delhi market. He sadly passed away suffering from heavy bruises. The reason behind his murder was his longish & stylish hairstyle. If having a different hairstyle can lead to someone’s death, then I do not know what future awaits us. The news of Nido’s death spread like wild fire, soon after which protests & rallies were held all over the country demanding justice. Students across Mumbai gathered at Azad Maidan in protest, but the rally became a needle in a haystack, as it was drowned out by two other bigger unrelated protests that were also happening simultaneously in the same venue. In the end it all was
very illustrative of just how much of a minority we still are. Another issue faced by many women from the North East specifically, is a form of sexual harassment where they are mockingly referred to as “Nepali,” which is a euphemism for “sex worker.” A word of caution to the ignorant minds who see the world like this, not only are you negating the identity of North Eastern women you are also labeling all Nepali women as women in prostitution and most importantly perhaps you are unable to see women as anything more than sex objects. With the national elections currently underway, politicians are quick to pay lip service to ‘racism’ as a tool to win the hearts of most North Easterners. Some address the issues of how ‘Indian’ people from the North-East
are, while others dress up as a tribal to blend in. These methods are just too old. In 2012 the Ministry of Home Affairs directed all states to take action against anyone who commits an act of atrocity against people from the North East under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act. According to this directive, any individual who calls a North-Eastern person a ‘Chinki’ will be sentenced to jail for five years. This might sound appealing, but the problem is how effectively has it been implemented? If I am called a ‘Chinki’ & I report this to the police, will they even take me seriously or will I be dismissed by the police as “just another Chinki”? Opinions expressed are those of the author & do not represent Mumbai Weekly.
POINT OF VIEW: The Politics of Politics
Souradeep Roy “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong r e m e d i e s . ” ― Groucho Marx ‘Politics’ is derived from a Greek word that means ‘of, for, or relating to citizens’. But looking for meaning in politics seems meaningless and ‘Greek’. Especially in India, where pornography is a common interest for members of the p a r l i a me n t while in session and whatever time is leftover, the members are busy wrestling and throwing
chairs at each other. Ten sports might as well stop showing the World Wrestling Federation and show the parliament in session. Even if one ignores all the antics in the parliament ignoring the politicians is impossible. They will remind you of themselves in every street corner you go to, posters, hoardings, billboards. Even if you don’t go out of your house you will know which ‘sarkar’ to vote for ‘abki bar’. In a country where the people talk a lot and the prime minister keeps quiet, voting is a completely different ball game. Anna is Sunil Shetty no more; he is a crusader for the Jan Lokpal Bill. You know your country is growing up when a politician becomes more fa-
mous compared to a Bollywood star. Rakhi (Raksha bandhan) is no more a bond between a brother and a sister, Sawant is her last name. So, what is the funniest part about the great Indian politics? The friendly neighborhood Spiderman is contesting from South Mumbai and “With great power comes great responsibilities” is his slogan? Even uncle Ben would wake up from his grave to see Spiderman in politics. There is, however, a good chance for him to catch all the ‘wanted’ politicians. The phrase “politically correct” has been removed from all the Indian dictionaries. One simply cannot be politically ‘correct’ in India. Most of the political leaders
have a definite pattern. Their behavior reminds me of the movie “50 first dates”. They come to your life, promise things that even they know they cannot deliver and completely forget their promises for the next 5 years until the next elections. Nine out of ten politicians suffer from amnesia; the other one has never won the elections so never had to keep his promise. Even ACP Pradyuman from CID cannot solve this riddle called ‘politics’. India may not win any competitive sports but if there were a medal for the biggest scam by a politician the competition would be tough. It is more entertaining than sports and has more money involved. There is scam in sports, sports in
Gaurav Sharma, a contestant in the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai South, plays cricket with children dressed as Spiderman during his campaign, Mumbai on 17 April, 2014. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
scam, sports in sports and scam in scam. Everyone is a ‘player’. One lakh is called ‘khoka’, one crore is called ‘peti’, ten thousand crore is called ‘Mayawati’ and thirty five thousand crore is called ‘Mulayam Singh Yaadav’. Politicians are magicians, they
can make money out of anything, even fodder (now who would have thought of that!) and elections are bigger than the IPL. Every team (read. Party) has their merchandise: Caps, t-shirts, umbrellas, mixer grinders and whatnot. And all the teams
are good at the game. The politics of politics will need to change. Election is the only day when you can openly show the middle finger and smile for the camera, where showing the finger shows how responsible a citizen you are. It is symbolic, amazing
maybe, proving that this whole ordeal is a joke, to the democracy, to the people, to politics and to everyone who has at least a little faith left in the legislature. Opinions expressed are those of the author & do not represent Mumbai Weekly.
FRIDAY, 2 MAY, 2014
Behind the Mannequin Souradeep Roy
is from rural West Bengal. He fled home in 1984 after his father’s death and came to Mumbai to look for a job. He joined a bindi making company as a manager and worked there for 8 years. He did security work after that.
Eventually Kuldeep brought his family from West Bengal to Mumbai, got married and learned how to make mannequins. He eventually started making mannequins at a store called Gauri Mannequins in Bhagat Singh Nagar, Goregaon. He still continues to make
mannequins at the store after all these years. Despite his many small but significant achievements like acquiring financial selfsufficiency, and setting-up his family in India’s financial capital all by himself, Kuldeep’s life goes unnoticed and so does his art.
FRIDAY, 2 MAY, 2014
China competes with India in onion exports
SpiceJet vies for lowest fare
An onion seller arranges rows of onions in his store, Mumbai on 14 April, 2014. India, the world’s leading exporter of onions faces stiff competition from China, which is aggressively exporting onions in the global market. Alan Marwein/ Mumbai Weekly
A bird flies past a SpiceJet plane, Mumbai on 8 April, 2014. After SpiceJet announced Re 1 ticket offer, the DGCA asked SpiceJet to recall the offer calling it predatory. Souradeep Roy/ Mumbai Weekly
In a move to increase transparency in prices SpiceJet on Tuesday, 8 April, 2014, merged the fuel surcharge in airfares with the base price of the ticket for
easy calculation of the ticket price and it’s breakups. This they announced would enable the customers to understand what portion of the ticket price goes to the airline
company. GoAir, Jet Airways and Air India are yet to implement the changes on their tickets while IndiGo has already started to show the breakup
in their website. Last week when SpiceJet reduced their airfare to Re 1 as an offer to draw new customer base, customers were confused as to
Price hike in select steel products
whether the airfare was all inclusive of the fuel surcharge or not. The offer was soon shot down by the DGCA that called the move predatory.
India is one of the world’s leading exporters of onions. According to media reports, India exported 16.66 lakh tonnes of onion, which was worth Rs 1,966.67 crore during 2012-13. In the last four years, India and The Netherlands have competed for first position in the global
onion export market, with China lagging behind in a distant third place. But lately, China has promoted export of a certain variety of onion that closely resembles the Indian red onion. Indian authorities are yet unshaken by this move on China’s part because they believe the Indian
red onion’s taste is unique and cannot be replicated in the ecological and climatic conditions of China. Within the Indian market however, onion farmers faced an unexpected setback when about 14 Lakh quintals amounting to Rs. 98 Crores was spoiled due to unseasonable rains.
Demand for gold falls
People pass by a jewelry shop which displays gold bangles in Mumbai on 18 April, 2014. Gold prices fell to Rs 30,320 per 10 grams. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
Elections increase demand for sugar
A man stands on a pile of steel pipes in Mumbai on 18 April, 2014. Steel prices have witnessed a steady decline globally owing to increased supply and lack of demand. In India however Tata Steel announced record level high for 2013-14. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
India’s edge in the steel market took a hit owing to the rise in the value of the Rupee and declining global prices of certain steel products. As a result Indian steel producers had to cut prices of select steel products like hot-rolled coil, in an effort to stay competitive globally. In order to offset any losses from this move, companies like Tata Steel are likely to
increase the price of other steel products like themo mechanical treatment (TMT) bars, as the demand of long products remains high. Flat products, mainly used by automobile and white goods industry, form a major portion of imports; while TMT bar, mainly used in construction industry, is largely a regionspecific product. Construction activity is usually in
full swing during January till May. Steel prices in general across the globe, excluding USA, have remained under pressure because of excess supply. In India however Tata Steel in particular announced that it’s domestic annual production and sales hit record levels in 2013-14 at 9.15 million tonnes and 8.52 million tonnes respectively.
A tea vendor pours sugar while making tea in Mumbai on 15 April, 2014. Demand of sugar has increased due to election campaigns, which has led to increase in price of sugar. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
7 CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
MONDAY,2 31 FRIDAY, MAY, MARCH, 2014 2014
Aamir Khan pledges to donate organs
Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan gets emotional during an organ donation event organized in Mumbai on 27 March, 2014. Rajesh Satpute/ Mumbai Weekly
Deepika Padukone launches her designs
Bollywood Actor Deepika Padukone smiles and poses for the camera during a fashion show for the launch of ‘Limited Edition of Deepika Padukone’ with Van Heusen at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 10 April, 2014. Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
The circus comes to town World Circus Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in April every year. This year the fifth World Circus Day celebration was held at Prithvi Theatre in Juhu, Mumbai. The media was invited to a sneakpeek of the life of circus artists behind the scenes. As part of the celebration the general public was invited to view a special show performed by the great Oriental circus and Rambo circus. Prithvi th e a t r e hosted World Circus Day on 18 April 2014, for the third consecutive year. This time around
m e m b e r s from Mauritius join ed the Indian team. Some of the interesting acts included sword balancing, high wheel cup and saucer, and German wheel. It is a special day to celebrate circus arts and culture. Rambo Circus promoted the Vishwa Circus Divas 2014 with the F e d e r a t i o n Mondiale du Cirque (The World Circus Federation). About 47 countries across the globe celebrated World Circus Day this year including Afghanistan, Kenya, Slovakia, Vietnam, Monaco , Samoa and USA.
An acrobat performs with several hula hoops at a circus on World Circus Day in Mumbai on 18 April, 2014. Fariha Farooqui/ Mumbai Weekly
Imran Khan the voice behind Blu in ‘Rio 2’
Conversations with Waheeda
Bollywood Actor Imran Khan poses after the fun flash mob for the promotion of animation movie ‘Rio 2’ at a mall in Mumbai on 9 April, 2014 Shweta Agrawal/ Mumbai Weekly
Waheeda Rehman talks about her life during the launch of a new book about her called, ‘Conversations with Waheeda,’ in Mumbai on 5 April, 2014. Fariha Farooqui/ Mumbai Weekly
FRIDAY, 2 MAY, 2014
Snooker tournament fosters young talent
Rayaan Razmi plays a shot during the Citilights Radio Club All India Open Handicap Snooker and Invitation Billiards Tournament in Colaba, Mumbai on 20 April, 2014. 11 year-old Razmi competed with 300 others who were above 35 years of age. Akshay Vaidya/ Mumbai Weekly
The Citilights Radio Club All India Open Handicap Snooker and Invitation Billiards Tournament began on 18 April,
2014 and is scheduled to continue till 10 May, 2014. It is hosted at the Bombay Presidency Radio Club Ltd., Co-
laba. The tournament saw twelve games on 20 April, 2014. The winners included Neville Razmi (father of 11
-year old Rayaan) who beat Himanshu Mehta (NSCI) 108113, 115-88, 119108. 11-year old Ra yaan (Radio
Club), who won last year’s children’s competition lost to his 38-year old opponent Anand Mehta (NSCI) in the
score line of 10384, 108-86. In other events Shailesh Sukhija (Radio Club) beat Ankit T h a k ka r
(Matunga Gym) 107-75, 87-104, 105 -100. Parag Paithankar (Thane) beat Chinmay Gaude (Dadar Club)
105-79, 127-106. Sushrut Pandya (PJ Hindu Gym) beat Nerio Vakil (Bombay Gym) 127 (43)-59, 103-96.
Rope Mallakhamb by visually impaired children
Summer ushers in more cricket action
A visually impaired child performs rope Mallakhamb at an event called ‘Art in the Park’ in Mumbai on 13 April, 2014. Mallakhamb is a traditional Indian art form and sport, where gymnasts perform acrobatics on a rope or wooden column. Mallakhamb stems from ‘Malla’ which means strong man and ‘Khamba’ meaning pole. Akshay Vaidya/ Mumbai Weekly
A young boy bats during a game of cricket at Juhu beach, Mumbai on 17 April, 2014. As summer approaches, schools have closed for the season and children have once again taken to cricket. 16 April, 2014, also saw the beginning of the IPL season which will continue till 1 June, 2014. Niket Kotecha/ Mumbai Weekly
Swimmers display skills at Open Swim Meet The 7th Matunga Gymkhana Open Swim Meet concluded with eminent results as multiple records were broken. Neel Roy of Khar Gymkhana shattered records in all seven events that he participated in and bagged the individual championship for Boys U-13 during the Open Swim
Meet. In another event, Sanjiti Saha of Khar Gymkhana settled six new meet records in the U-9 individual championship. Saha set meet records in the following events: 50m freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, 100m individual medley and the 4x50m freestyle and medley relays.
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