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Indian Premier League: Under the betting scanner New ar res ts co ntinue to a dd fue l to the spo t -fix ing co ntrove rs y s ur ro und ing the o n-go ing seaso n o f the I nd ia n P re mie r Lea gue ( IP L), with Gur una th Me iyappa n, c hie f o f the C he nna i S upe r K ings (o ne o f the cr icke t tea ms in the IP L To urna me nt), be ing the mo st re ce nt tar get. M e iyappa n, who is a lso the so n- in- law o f Boa rd o f Contro l for Cr icke t in I nd ia (BCCI ) pre s ide nt N Sr inivasa n, was a rre sted b y the M umba i Po lice o n the night o f 24 Ma y, over a lle gatio ns o f his invo lve-

Right: Chennai Super Kings (An IPL tournament team) owner and son-in-law of BCCI chief, Gurunath Meiyappan (Centre) is taken into police custody for questioning in south Mumbai on 24 May 2013. Meiyappan has been accused of being involved in spotfixing in the current season of IPL tournament. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly me nt in be tting d ur ing the IP L ma tc he s. The CSK c hie f wa s q uestio ned for nea r ly thre e ho urs b y M umba i Po lic e Cr ime Br a nc h o ffic ia ls , a fter actor Vindoo Da ra Left: Actor Vindoo Dara Singh passes by the media as he is taken to the Crime Branc h office in south M umbai on 24th May 2013. Francis M ascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

S ingh, who was a rre ste d for the sa me sca nda l ear lie r this mo nth, c la ime d tha t he b et d uring the matc hes o n beha lf o f Me iyappa n. Jo int Co mmis s io ner o f Po lic e Hima ns hu Ro y in a sta te me nt to the med ia co nfir med Me iyapp a nâ€&#x; s invo lve me nt in the o ffe nce base d o n e xis ting info r matio n a nd the ir inter ro ga tio n. M ea nwhile, BCCI c hie f S r iniva sa n atte mpted to s tee r

c lea r o f the co ntro vers y by te lling the med ia tha t his co ns c ie nce wa s c lea r and there for e there wa s no q ues tio n o f him res igning. I nd ia n pace r S Srees a nth, Ajit C ha nd ila and Ankee t C ha va n, a ll p la ye rs in the Ra jas tha n Ro ya ls tea m, wer e a ls o arre sted a nd p ut unde r the sca nne r for c ha r ge s o f spo t fix ing d ur ing the IPL matc hes . Ra jas tha n Ro ya ls in its tur n rea ct-

ed b y ter mina ting the co ntrac ts o f the thre e p la ye rs a nd filing a n FIR a ga ins t the m with the De lh i Po lic e. The full e xte nt o f cor r up tio n and ille ga l activ itie s co nnec ted to the IP L see ms ye t to be in the proce ss o f unfo ld ing. La tes t rep or ts a lso co nfir m that the BCCI (Bo ard fo r C r icke t Co ntro l in I nd ia) c hie f N. Sr iniva sa n is b e ing asked to res ign fro m his post.

Munnabhai goes behind bars

Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt,(centre) is seen with his wife, Manyata Dutt and Director Mahesh Bhatt (right) outside his residence in south Mumbai on 16 May 2013. The actor surrendered on the same day for the possession of unlicensed weapons during the 1993 Bombay blasts. Debadatta Mallick / Mumbai Weekly


2 PEOPLE MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 2013

Fun and games at the old age day care center

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n M um bai , t he D i gnit y Fo undat io n r uns a day c are ce nte r for pe rso ns s uffe ri ng f rom deme nti a. Eve r y we e kday bus es are dispat c he d t o pic k up se niors fr om t heir ho mes whe re he l pers he l p loc k t heir ho mes and cli m b i nto t he buses . At t he ce nter i n D adar , se niors pl ay gam es , e xerc ise , si ng and m eet ot her peopl e. W hile dem e nt i a c anno t be c ure d, ke e pi ng t hem so ci al l y e ngage d and e xerc isi ng t he ir moto r s kil ls hel ps e ns ures t hat t he y

re m ai n act i ve . D e me nt i a, as def i ne d by Wo rl d H e al t h Or gani zat io n (W H O) , is a s yndro me t hat is pro gress i ve in nat ure , affec ti ng a per so nâ€&#x;s m e mor y, t hi nki ng, be havi o ur and abi li t y to pe rfor m dail y t as ks . It us uall y, t ho ugh not always , affe cts peo ple abo ve t he age o f 65 ye ars . Ac cor di ng to W H O t he num ber of peo pl e l i vi ng wi t h de me nti a wo r l dwi de is abo ut 35 .6 m ill io n and t his f i gur e is e xpecte d to do uble by 2030 .

Senior citizens suffering from Dementia (a syndrome affecting a person’s memory) are seen keeping themselves involved in activities like playing games and dancing at a day care center in Dadar, in central Mumbai on 29 April 2013. The day care is run by the Dignity Foundation. Jayshree Kewalramani / Mumbai Weekly

Keeping hope in the blind faith

For the community of about 500 visually challenged families living in Vangani, a town approximately 75km from Mumbai, life is an everyday struggle with few choices. Tired of asking the government for jobs which have been reserved for the disa-

bled category, most of them have resorted to performing and begging on local trains in Mumbai. The community treats every attempt to reach out to them and every offer for help with suspicion, having been exploited by NGOs and government bodies several

times in the past.

bers of this community are still waiting for These families chose their ration cards of Vangani to settle down the 'below poverty line' because of the rela- category, that entitle tively cheap accom- them to government modation. Most fami- subsidies and cheaper lies live on rent in food supplies. Balu small one room hous- Shinde, one of the es. Rent ranges from members of the visualRs. 1500-2000 per ly challenged commumonth. Many mem- nity, stated that the

problem lies in the perception that visually challenged individuals are not employable and less able than sighted individuals, regardless of their qualifications. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly


3 METRO

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Veena Malik visits the red light area of Kamathipura Pakista ni actress Vee na Ma lik went o n to pro mote her upcoming Bo llywood mo vie „Zindagi 50 50‟ in the red light area of Kamathip ura in south Mumba i on 21 May. Bes ides the pro motio n, Malik a lso distr ibuted condoms to spread awareness rega rd ing safe se x. The ac tress, who is on a promotio na l to ur, was accompanied by her co-star Rajan Ver ma as she interacted and spoke to the se x workers living in Ka mathipura, As ia‟s second la rges t and Mumba i‟s o ldes t red light distr ict.

Pakistani actress Veena Malik strikes a pose for the media during a movie promotion event in Kamathipura in south Mumbai on 21 May 2013. The actress gave away condoms to sex workers in the red light area of Kamathipura to promote safe sex and also for her new upcoming movie Zindagi 5050. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly

The mo vie Zinda gi 50 50, directed by Rajiv S. Ruia, is based on the lives of sex workers in which Malik plays the character of Madhuri who is a sex worker. According to the media Veena Malik said, “It was a great experience to visit Kamathipura and have a word with ladies. While playing a character of a sex worker in my movie Zindagi 50-50 I came to such a reality of their lives and I am trying to help them by creating awareness of safe sex.”

After three year delay, flyover opens to ease traffic on Western Express Highway Mumba ika rs fina lly ge t so me re lie f as the lo ng awa ited flyo ver o ver M ila n subwa y in Sa nta Cruz is fina lly ope ned up for tra ffic o n 24 Ma y. Accord ing to the med ia, the new ca rr y more tha n 40,000 moto r ists a nd sa ve 15 to 30 minutes o f tra ve l time b e-

twe e n S V Road and We ster n Expres s Highwa y d uring pe ak ho urs. The M ila n s ub wa y flyo ver p ro jec t was la unc hed in 2008 and the flyo ver fina lly co mp le ted a fte r a d e la y o f thre e yea rs. This flyo ver is ver y c r uc ia l as the road is high ly co nges ted

and re ma ins und er water d ur ing the mo nsoo n sea so n. The flyo ver co mp leted at a hea vy cost o f Rs 84 cro re (appr o x. US D 15 milio n) whic h, a ccord ing to the med ia is a lmos t d o ub le the init ia l e stimate a mo unt o f Rs 42 cror e (app ro x. USD 7.5 millio n).

A view of the new flyover over Milan subway after its inauguration on 25 May 2013. The flyover is said to save 15 to 30 minutes of travel time between S V Road and Western Express Highway during peak hours. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly

Water scarcity remains an unsolved issue in the city

Residents of Ganpat Patil Nagar (a slum in Borivali) wait for municipality workers to fill up local water tankers in suburban Mumbai on 26 May 2013. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly

Young residents of Ganpat Patil Nagar (a slum in Borivali) fill water from a well in suburban Mumbai on 26 May 2013. The slum has been facing water shortage issues every year. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly W a te r s h o r t a ge ha s a lwa y s b e e n a c o n c e r ne d is s ue a r o u nd t he c o u ntr y, a nd t h is ye a r

me d ia r e p o r ts ind ic a t e d th a t it wa s t he wo r s t d r a u g ht t h a t h it t he s ta te o f M a -

ha r a s h tr a . E ve n v il la ge s a nd s lu ms a r o u nd M u mb a i c it y h a ve been s u f f e r in g

f r o m t he la c k o f a d e q u a te a mo u n t o f wa te r . For in s ta n c e , Ga np a t P a t il N a -

ga r , a s lu m in Bo r iv a li h a s b e e n f a c in g wa te r s ho r ta g e fo r s e ve r a l ye a r s no w

a nd it ha s b e e n a n is s u e fo r a ll its r e s id e nt s . Ta p s r u n d r y a n d t he o n ly s o ur c e s o f wa te r a r e lo c a l ta nk e r s p r o v id e d b y t h e mun ic ip a lit y a nd f e w we lls w h ic h p r o v id e in s u f f ic ie nt a mo u n t o f wa te r t ha t to o w h ic h is n o t f it fo r d r ink in g p ur poses. T he r e s id e n ts ge t wa te r o nc e a d a y

a nd t h e r e s id e nt s ha ve to le a v e t he ir d a ily r o ut ine o f wo r k t o s ta nd in q ue ue s to f ill up w a te r in a f ir s t c o me f ir s t s e r ve s ys te m. A ls o , t h e r e c e nt s lu m d e mo lit io ns b y t h e c iv ic a ut ho r it ie s ha ve ma d e c o nd it io ns e ve n mo r e wo r s e a s t he lo c a l mu n ic ip a lit y ha s s to p p e d t h e g ua r a nt e e of

p r o v id in g r e g u la r s up p ly o f wa te r . T he r e s id e nts a lso c la im t ha t s ho r ta g e o f w a te r is no t t he o n ly p r o b le m, c le a n a nd h y g ie n ic wa te r ha s b e e n o n e o f t he ma jo r c o nc e r ns . Re s id e nt s ha ve to d e a l w it h c o n ta min a te d wa te r w h ic h t he y p ur if y it v ia me t ho d s lik e c lo t h f ilt e r in g a nd b o il in g .


4 EDITORIAL

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OPINION: Indian Premier League- In a „fix‟

Prashant Nair

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ar lier po litic ia n na mes us ed to pop up in the pape rs for co rr uptio n b ut now sports -perso ns see m to be giving the m a r un for the ir mo ne y. These days, c r ic kete rs are mak ing the ir wa y up to the hea d lines, not b y crea ting ne w r ecords b ut bec a use o f the ir ind ulge nce in s ca ms. S easo n s ix o f IP L has beco me a co nta mina ted seaso n o f fixe s. The ma ntra o f IP L see ms to be wine , wo me n a nd wea lth for a few while the res t s it outs ide the fe nce and e njo y the d rama. The s ho rt fo rmat, wild swings in for tunes , c hee rleade rs, late - night parties – an e nviro nme nt that makes for a pe rfect bree d ing gro und for cor r uptio n.. The 2013 spo t fixing sca m s tar ted with the ar res t o f three c r ic kete rs fro m Ra jas tha n Ro ya ls ( o ne o f the tea ms in the IP L

to ur na me nt) na mely, Sr eesa nth, Ajit Cha nd ila and Anke et C ha va n by the De lhi Police . Ac tor VindooDara S ingh (so n o f fa mo us a cto r a nd wre stler Dar a S ingh) was a lso arre sted o n char ge s o f betting. The fina l b low to this seaso n wa s the BCCI ( Boa rd o f Contro l for Cr icke t in I nd ia ) pre s idents ‟ o wn so n- inlaw -- and o wne r o f the C he nna i fra nc hise C he nna i Supe r K ings (o ne o f the tea ms in the IPL to ur na me nt) – who was a rr ested by M umba i po lic e for a lle ged invo lve me nt in b etting a nd fixin g. W ith this, ther e ha ve bee n ca lls fo r the r e mo va l of board pre s id e nt N Sr inivasa n– howeve r no e vide nc e ha s bee n fo und whic h le ads to his invo lve me nt. Als o, only thre e p la yer s o f the sa me fra nchise e ha ve be e n arre sted while the number o f bo ok ie s arre sted ha s a lmos t cross ed do ub le d igits. Wha t ca n be do ne to mak e IP L a corr uptio n-fre e lea gue whe n the BCCI appears to be e mbro iled in it? I f the BCCI ge nuine ly wa nted to take a step a ga inst a ll this , millio ns o f opportunitie s fo r the sa me ha ve be e n made a va ilab le, es-

Praveen Behra (left) ,one of the accused bookies in the IPL spot-fixing case, is taken into police custody for questioning in suburban Mumbai on 17 May 2013 . Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly pec ia lly a fter the setup of a nticorr up tio n unit in 2012. Also, S ha labh S r iva sta va, Amit Yada v, Abhina v Ba li, TP Sud hindr a a nd Mo nis h M is hra were le ft with las t war ning whe n the

BCCI co uld ha ve actua lly used this opportunity to se t an e xa mp le tha t it is no t a s uppo rte r o f s uc h fra ud ule nt activitie s. It wo uld no t be wro ng to state tha t the I nd ia n cr icke t

lo ving p ub lic has bee n too for giv ing in the pas t. As a so lutio n – a 24 x7 vigila nce o f the board a nd p la ye r activity is impos s ib le. The so lutio n is ne ithe r to s hun c r ic ket a lto gether. But c r ick-

eter s who ha ve p la yed fo ul c a n be forced to live the rest o f the ir live s as b la ck lis ted sports -peop le , in obsc ur ity. The IP L has to c lea n up its ac t. Ba nning a fe w

p la ye rs a nd a nno unc ing s ma ll meas ures will no t do the tr ick. The IPL ca nno t s us ta in its e lf if its cr ed ib ility is p unc tured . I t nee ds to o ve r -ha ul and be c lea nsed

fro m within to br ing back the jo y in spo rt, c lea n sport. The abo ve vie ws are pe rs o na l vie ws e xpre s se d by t he aut ho r.

POINT OF VIEW: The easy hand of law s ho u ld b e in a wo r k in g d e mo c rac y. A nd t he y h a nd le a mu lt it ud e o f c a s e s f r o m c o r p o r a te s c a ms , a lle g e d la p s e s in Go ve r n me n t a uct io ns ( t e le c o m, for in s ta n c e ) , c o r r up t io n in s p o r t, r e g u la r c r ime a nd so on.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan is scene outside Sanjay Dutt’s residence in suburban Mumbai on 15 May 2013. The actor is involved two cases in which the decision for one of the cases is still pending. Kunal Khullar / Mumbai Weekly

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c a nd a ls a nd c o n tr o v e r s ie s a r e t a k in g t h e ir to ll o n p o lit ic ia n s , s p o r t s p e r s o ns a nd c e le b r it ie s , s o Bo l ly w o o d s t a r s a r e n o e xc e p t io n. Re c e n tly we s a w t he f i-

n a l ve r d ic t ta k e n on Bo l ly w o o d act or S a n ja y D u tt , w h e r e t he c o ur t d e c id e d t ha t he w i ll h a ve to c o mp le t e h is ja il t e r m o f 4 2 mo n t h s fo r h a vin g l in k in t he 1 9 9 3 b o mb b la s ts

in M u mb a i.

j ured.

A no t h e r Bo l lywo o d a c t o r S a lma n K ha n is f i g h t in g t wo c a s e s , o n e o f w h ic h in v o lv e s a h it a nd r u n c a s e , in w h ic h o n e p e r s o n d ie d a nd f o ur o t h e r s w e r e in-

T h e la w is f o r e ve r yo n e , a nd t he p u n is h me n t for b r e a k in g la ws s h o u ld b e e q ua l as we l l. A nd t h a t is w h a t p e o p le e xp e c t f r o m t he C o u r ts d e a l in g

w it h c a s e s t h a t in v o lv e t h e r ic h a nd p o we r f u l. I nd ia n c o u r ts la b o ur u n d e r lo n g p e nd in g c a s e s , a f a c t t h a t ha s n o t e s c a p e d j u d ic ia l a ut h o r it ie s w ho a d vo c a t e fas t tr a c k

c o ur t s . T he r e is a p e r c e p t io n t h a t a t t ime s t h e a a m a a d mi s e e ms to f a c e t he b r u n t o f t he a u t h o r it ie s mu c h mo r e t h a n t he p o we r f u l. T h e C o u r ts a r e a c t iv e in t he c o u n tr y , as it

W h ile the C o u r ts ha v e b e e n o ne o f t h e la s t b a s t io n s f o r j us t ic e in t h e c o u ntr y , a u t h o r it ie s need to ha v e f a s t - tr a c k c o ur t s a nd s p e e d ie r me c h a n is ms fo r c a s e s to b e d e a lt w it h q u ic k ly , a n d in a f a ir ma n n e r . F ina l ly , it a ll c o me s d o w n to f a ir imp le me nta t io n. O n ly s p e e d y a n d f a ir imp le me n t a t io n o f t h e la w a nd d e liv e r y o f j u s t ic e w il l c o n t inue t o ke ep t he p e o p le ‟ s fa it h in t he s y s te m. T he a bo v e v ie ws a re pe r s o n a l v ie ws e x p re s s e d by t he


5 FEATURE MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 2013

Ticket to stardom of Bollywood

While Bollywood is known for its super stars and all the glamo ur, there

is another side to it. Low budgeted movies have been around for some-

time now a nd even tho ugh these movies do not earn m uch, they

become a stepping stone towards stardom for junior as we ll as upcoming artists. Our p hotographer Anus hree Fadnavis we nt on to the sets o f suc h movie called ‘Babuji Ek ticket Mumbai’ which fo-

cuses on the topic of prostitution in the city of M umbai. The lead actor is Rajpal Yadav who is known for his comic roles and has worked in movies like Malamaal Weekly, Phir Hera Pheri, and more.

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6 ECONOMY

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MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 2013

324 million USD spent on staff repayment by Air India Air India is said to have spent about Rs 18.03 billion on pending staff salar ies this year. Media reports say that the company received a total of Rs 60 billion in 2012-13 of which the air line spent Rs 18.03 billion on pending staff salar ies, paid off Rs 1,253 crore as jet fuel dues to oil marketing companies and Rs 11 billion as loan and interest payments for aircraft acquired. Airport operators were paid Rs 9.76 billion, service tax department Rs 5.10 billion, Rs 2.86 billion on aircraft spares and Rs 720 million was paid to IATA travel agents due to flight cancellations dur ing the pilots' strike and on other heads. An Air India flight descends at Chhattrapati Shivaji Airport in suburban Mumbai on 27 May 2013. According to media reports, Air India spent a whooping Rs. 1,803 crores on pending staff salaries. Debadatta Mallick / Mumbai Weekly

Flat panel TV to crush CRT television set sales this year For the first time in Ind ia, flat pa ne l te levis io n sets will be accounting more tha n ha lf o f the tota l TV sales. News reports ind icate that CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) te le vis io ns (the o ne with a box at the back) summed up to more tha n ha lf o f the estimated 1 million TV sets sold in Ind ia

last year co mpared to flat pa ne l te le visio ns. However, this is about to cha nge as the s hare o f CRT tele vis io ns is expected to go down to 40 per cent this year. Flat pane ls are expected to sell an estima ted 5.5-6 millio n units in the year 2013.The reason for the increase in sa les is pr imar ily

the d igitizatio n o f Ind ia n broadcasting thro ugh the introduction o f DTH (Direct to ho me) & CAS (Conditio na l access system). Other reasons include the c heaper ava ilab ility of flat pane l TV sets and also the less a mount of space the y use compared to CRT tele vis io ns.

A sales-person walks past a set flat LCD televisions at an electronic store in suburban Mumbai on 11 May 2013. Media reports indicate that flat television screen sales will overtake CRT televisions in the year 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

LPG cylinders get easier on the wallet

Foreign exchange falls as value of Rupee slides

A security guard looks on as the new foreign exchange rates are being displayed at a money transfer shop in suburban Mumbai on 7 May 2013. According latest reports the Indian foreign exchange has gone down by $1.7 billion. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

A man walks past a stack of LPG cylinders in suburban Mumbai on 18 May 2013. Rates of 14.2kg LPG cylinders has been reduced by Rs 54 (1 USD). Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly

According to the data give n out by the Reser ve Ba nk of Ind ia, the I nd ian fore ign e xcha nge reserves decreased

by $1.72 billion to $291.96 billio n last week. The reser ves had fa lle n by $616.4 million to $293.69 billio n the

week before. The biggest e le ment o f the fore ign excha nge reser ves whic h is the fore ign curre nc y assets

(FCA) fe ll by $1.68 billio n at $261.47 billio n. The FCA in ter ms o f US D included the e ffec t o f appreciatio n or de-

preciation o f US currenc ies in reser ve, pound s ter ling, and yen sa id Centra l Ba nk.

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7 CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

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MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 2013

„Crazy‟ Vidya and „Lazy‟ Emraan pair up for the movie Ghanchakkar V id ya Ba la n is c o min g b a c k w it h a ne w Bo lly wo o d f lic k . C o s ta r r in g w it h E mr a a n Ha s h mi, t he d uo w ill b e h itt in g t he s ilv e r s c r e e n ye t a ga in w it h the mo v ie “ Gha nc ha k k a r ” w he r e E mr a a n p la ys a la z y ma n w ho ha s no a mb it io n in lif e , w h ile V id ya w ill b e p la y in g the r o le o f h is w if e who ha s a ve r y lo ud p e r s o na lit y. D ir e c te d b y Ra jk u ma r G up ta a nd p r o d uc e d b y Ro nn ie S c r we wa la , t he mo v ie is a c o me d y th r ille r w h ic h is s c he d u le d to r e le a s e o n 2 7 o f J u ne 2 0 1 3 . T he two we r e la s t s e e n to ge t he r in t he

c o nt r o ve r s ia l mo v ie D ir t y P ic tu r e w h ic h c r e a te d q u ite a b u z z a mo n g the p ub lic . Bo t h t he a c to r s we r e s e e n d r e s s e d up in the ir mo v ie c o s t u me at t he p r o mo t io na l e ve nt w h ic h wa s he ld a t P VR c ine ma s in J uh u. The p r o mo t io na l e ve nt ‟ s ma in h ig hlig h t w a s t he r e ve a lin g o f t he mus ic v id e o o f t he s o n g “ La z y la d ”. As p e r V id ya , mo r e p r o mo t io ns of t he mo v ie w ill ta k e t he f u ll to ll f r o m t he 1 we e k o f J u ne w h ic h w ill inc lu d e to u r s a nd TV p r o mo t io ns .

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan (Left) feeds popcorn to Bollywood actor Emran Hashmi at the promotion of their latest movie ’Ghanchakkar’ at a cinema in suburban Mumbai on 30 May 2013. Prashant Nair / Mumbai Weekly

The art of Mohiniyattam To c o mme mo r a te the 1 2 5 th b ir th a nn ive r s a r y o f the Bha r a tiya V id ya Bha va n‟ s fo und e r K ula p a ti KM M uns h i, a five day c la s s ic a l d a nc e fe s tiva l wa s he ld a t the Bha r a tiya Vid ya Bha va n a ud ito r iu m at C ha r ni Ro a d . The N r ityo ts a v d a nc e

fe s t iva l we nt o n fr o m the 1 7 o f M a y till the 2 3 rd to ma r k the p la t inu m j ub ile e o f the e d uc a tio na l a nd c ult ur a l o r ga n is a tio n, w h ic h wa s e s ta b lis he d in the ye a r 1 93 8 . Da nc e r s lik e P a dma S ub r a ma nya m, Ra mind e r K hur a -

na , S ad a na nd Bis wa s , P a lla v i K r is hna n a nd M a d ha va p e dd i M ur th y p e r fo r me d va r io us d a nc e fo r ms inc lud in g Bha r a ta na tya m, O d is s i, K a tha k , M o hin iya tta m a nd K uc hip ud i r e s p e ctive ly. K a mle s h

M o ta ,

p r o gr a mme d ir e c to r o f Bha r tiya Vid ya B ha va n K a la K e nd r a sa id , “B ha va n‟ s mo tto is to p r es e r ve a nd p r o mo te o ur c ultur a l he r ita ge . He nc e , it is o nly a p t tha t we o r ga nis e a c la s s ic a l d a nc e fe s tiva l to c e le b r a te o ur 7 5 th a nn ive r s a r y. ”

Mohiniyattam (a classical dance) performer and trainer, Pallavi Krishnan performs the dance at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in south Mumbai on 18 May 2013. Mohiniyattam is considered a very graceful form of dance and is meant to be performed as solo recitals by women. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

Ranbir and Deepika promote their latest Bollywood flick

Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were seen together at press event to promote their latest Bollywood movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ on 17 May 2013. The movie will be releasing in India on 31 May 2013. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly

Zinta returns with Ishkq in Paris

Bollywood star, Preity Zinta waves to the media at a press event to promote her latest movie ‘Ishkq in Paris’ on 12 May 2013. The star will be seen on big screen as an actor as well as a producer. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly


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All India Tennis meet hits off in Mumbai

Indra Patwardhan plays a shot during his boy's doubles match partnering Aditya Gokhale against Raghav Jaisinghani and Yash Yadav at the CCI tennis arena in south Mumbai on 22 May 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

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le x So la nk i of De lhi wo n aga ins t Ra gha v Ja is ingha ni fro m Mad hya Pr ades h at the s e mi -fina l s ta ge of under 16 bo ys

s ingles to re ac h the fina ls o f the te nnis to ur name nt. So la nk i faced Para mve er S ingh Bajwa (third s eed) fro m P unjab a t the

fina ls whe re Bajwa ove rca me his De lhi r iva l ( fo urth s eed) in a o ne s ided a ffa ir to c linc h the boy's U-16 s ingles title a t the 7th

Advani sizzles at the RKGKhar Gymkhana Snooker tournament

Ra mes h Desa i Memor ia l All I nd ia Te nnis Mee t. The to ur na me nt was he ld at the Cr icket Club o f I nd ia in South M umba i. On

the gir ls â€&#x; s ide, Aks ha ra I ska, I nd ia no. 3 fro m And hra Prades h, took o n Nand ini S har ma o f Cha nd igar h, who is Ind ia no. 24, in the

fina ls. Res ults (a ll fina ls) : Bo ys under 12 s ingles : 3Ter e nce Pra hil Das (TN) bt 4 - Sacchit Sha rr ma ( DL) 6 -1, 7-5. Gir ls unde r 12

s ingles : 2 - Prink le Singh (JK) bt 1 Dedeep ya Sa i ( AP) 6-1, 6 - 1. Bo ys under 16 s ingle s : 3 Para mve er S ingh Bajwa (P B) bt 4 -

Ale x So la nk i ( DL) 6-4, 6 -1. Gir ls under 16 s ingle s : 1 Aks ha ra I ska ( AP) bt 13- Nand ini S ha rma (CH) 1 -6, 7 - 5, 6 -3

Master Blaster shines on 24 karat gold coins

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shows off a gold coin bearing his face on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya (a festival) in south Mumbai on 13 May 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

O Pankaj Advani takes a shot during a match at the RKG-Khar Gymkhana Snooker tournament in suburban Mumbai on 15 May 2013. The two-time world professional billiards champion reached the finals where he faced world number 21 Stephen Lee of England. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

n the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya (a festival), Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar showcased a limited edition gold coin bearing his face. One lakh of these Sachin

Tandulkar gold coins were launched by Valuemart Gold and Jewels which weigh about 10 grams each. Each coin costs Rs. 34,000 (600 USD) and is made out of 24 karat gold. The

coin is available online through valuemartgold.com and also at leading jewellery stores across the country. Valuemart signed a deal with the cricket star in February this year and has ap-

pointed him as the brand ambassador for the next three years. "Gold is popular among sportsmen also. On a lighter note you could go

and ask the West Indian team. It is something which everyone looks forward to. The first thing you want to have is a gold chain with a nice pendant around it, " said Sachin at the launch.

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