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Mumbai covered in darkness, celebrates Earth Hour

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station goes dark as lights are switched off for Earth Hour in south Mumbai on 23 March 2013. Organised by World Wide Fund (WWF) in India, Earth Hour is a global campaign to spread awareness about global warming. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly Ma jo r mo nume nt s in t he c it y, such as Gat ewa y o f Ind ia a nd Chhat rapat i Shivaji Ter minu s (CST) were co vered in dark ness fo r a n ho u r between 8.30pm to 9.30pm o n Saturda y, 23 Marc h.

S w it c h in g o ff lig ht s in su ppo rt fo r 60+ Earth Hour Mu mbai lik e ma ny o t her c it ie s a c r o ss t he wo rld, fr o m Kuala Lu mpur t o P o la nd , p a r t ic ipat ed in t he e ndea vo ur t o he lp sa ve e nerg y a nd

raise awareness a bo ut climat e c ha ng e a nd renewa b le e nerg y.

w a t t s ( mw ) t h is ye ar by sw it c hin g o ff l ig ht s fo r a n ho ur.

Gar ner ing support fr o m t he g o ve r n me nt , c it ize ns a nd co rpo rates 60+ Earth Hour Mu mbai saved 71 mega-

A c a nd le lig ht ra lly wa s o rgani s e d b y World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India i n Mat u nga where 100 st ude nt s

fro m Don Bosco Sc ho o l p ledg ed t o car e fo r t he e nviro nme nt a nd help raise awareness. Earth Hour was first o rganised as a n e ve nt in S yd n e y i n 2 0 0 7 to raise aware-

ness a bo ut c limat e c ha nge. S in c e t he n it ha s gro wn int o o ne of the largest g lo ba l camp a ig n s w it h su p p o rt fr o m o ver 7 , 0 0 0 c it ie s in 150 c o u nt r ie s a c r o ss t h e w o r ld .

City awash with plastic waste

Acco rd ing to med ia repo rt s, in Ind ia bu sine sse s suc h a s ITC ho t e ls a nd I N G V ysya Ba nk ha ve bee n suppo rt ing t he c ause. ITC h a s c o mm it t e d t o r e d u c in g it s u sage of no nesse nt ia l po wer

acro ss ITC ho t e ls in t h e c o u nt r y, w h i l e I N G V ysya has be e n suppo rt ing effo r t s t o p ro v id e e le c t r ic it y to villag es in Or issa t hro ugh renewab le energy sources.

Protestors demand justice for Tamilians

An activist carries a placard during a protest held at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai on 20 March 2013. The protest was carried out against the atrocities committed towards Tamilians in Sri Lanka. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly A worker sorts through plastic bottles at a recycling unit in suburban Mumbai on 31 March 2013. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly On 3 Apr il 2013 t he Supreme Co urt o f Ind ia dec la r e d t ha t I nd ia w a s s it t ing o n a “p la st ic t ime bo mb”. Acco rd ing t o a me d ia r e p o rt ,

Ind ia ge nerat es a st aggering 5.6 m i l l io n t o nne s o f p la st ic w a st e e ve r y ye a r . T he C e nt r a l P o llu t io n Co nt ro l B o a r d su b mit t e d a

report to t he c o u rt t ha t c a r r ie d t he find ing s o f a surve y co ndu ct ed in 6 0 ma jo r c it ies. News report s ind icat e t hat t he surve y re ve a led

t hat 15,342.46 t o nne s o f p la st ic wast e is generat ed ever y da y in t h e c o u nt r y. T h e S u p r e me Court asked civic aut ho r it ie s o f fiv e

c it ie s — D e lh i, Agra, Ja ipur, Far id a ba d a nd B a ng a lo r e — t o ha nd in a r ep o rt o n e ffo r t s t ak en t o r ein in t he vo lu me o f p la st ic w a st e .

O n 2 0 M ar c h, a la r g e nu mbe r o f p eo p le g at her ed at Az a d M a id a n i n s o ut h M u mba i o n a ho t s u nn y d a y, t o p r o t e st a g a ins t t he at r o c it ie s co m m it t ed by Sri L a nk a n

P r e s id e nt R aja p a k s e a g a ins t T a m i l i a ns in S r i L a nk a. Acco r d ing t o a U N r e po r t , o ver 4 0, 0 00 T a m i lia ns w er e k i l le d in t he f ina l w e e k s o f t he c i v i l w a r be-

t w e e n t he S r i L a nk a n m i l it a r y a nd t he T a m i l T ig e r s. T he s u r vi vo r s of t his d is a s t r o u s o r d e a l ne e d t o be g ive n ju s t ic e . ( C o n t d. on Pg. 3)


2 PEOPLE FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2013

Wash, rinse, repeat

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A washerwoman gathers clothes at Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundry in Mumbai on 4 April 2013. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly Right: A laundryman hangs clothes to dry at Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in south Mumbai on 4 April 2013. Dhobi Ghat is an open-air laundry and the one at Mahalaxmi is possibly the largest of its kind in the world. Hundreds of washermen work at Dhobi Ghat. A large volume of linen from railway, hospitals and hotels is washed, dried and ironed at Dhobi Ghat every day. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly Below: A laundryman washes clothes at Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai on 4 April 2013. Dhobi Ghat is an open-air laundry and possibly the largest of its kind in the world. A large volume of linen from railway, hospitals and hotels is washed, dried and ironed at Dhobi Ghat every day. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly

Headlines today

A newsvendor re-arranges stock in suburban Mumbai on 21 March 2013. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly

Room without a roof

A slum-dweller sits next to the pavement, with her belongings hanging on hooks from a wall on 21 March 2013 in south Mumbai. Her house was demolished in December 2012 during a drive undertaken by civic authorities to the widen the roads. Kunal Khullar / Mumbai Weekly


3 METRO FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2013

Tree census to be delayed in the city

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Mumbaikars sit under the shade of a tree on a sunny afternoon on 19 March 2013. Media reports claim that the tree census in Mumbai will be further delayed. Ashish Vaishnav / Mumbai Weekly

Pro-Tamil Eelam rally demands justice (Contd. from Pg. 1) Vaiko, leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), a polit ical part y in Tamil Nadu, rallied the crowd with his rousing statements, pushing for an independent internat ional invest igat ion into the genocide permitted by the Sri Lankan milit ary against Tamil civilians. He also stated called on the Indian Government to sever all t ies wit h Sri Lanka. Many posters depicted graphic visuals of

the inhumane acts done to innocent civilians. Posters depict ing the killing of the late Tamil Tiger leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran‟s 12year old son were also in plent y. Police were present in numbers to ensure the protest was peaceful. Meanwhile, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, India voted in support of a UN resolut ion urging the Sri Lankan government to do more to address alleged war crimes.

Protestors attend a pro-Tamili Eelam rally in Mumbai on 20 March 2013. Debadatta Mallick / Mumbai Weekly

New trains to ease travel on Western Railway

Lighting up for a cause

will increase from 1,250 to 1,290. It will create an additional carrying capacity of 1.75 lakh per day”, said Western Railway's general manager Mahesh Kumar to the media.

Commuters try to find a foothold in the ladies compartment of a train at a suburban station in Mumbai on 25 March 2013. Jayshree Kewalramani / Mumbai Weekly The Western Railway is introducing 40 new services which will be 19 up and 21 down trains. The new addition will include four

services between Andheri and Churchgate, two between Bandra and Churchgate and the remaining 36 will run from Borivali to

Virar. Of the 40, nine will run during peak hours, including six 15-car services. Most of the newly introduced 15 -car services would

either operate or terminate at Dadar and Virar. "With this, the total number of Western Railway services

The service will also include 2 ladies‟ specials. Earlier there was at least one ladies' special service between 5pm and 7pm, but now there will be a new service which will run between 7pm and 8pm. In the up direction, the new ladies' special will start from Vasai Road at 9.56am and while returning it will start from Churchgate at 7.40pm.

Participants of a candle march light up candles to mark the event of Earth Hour in suburban Mumbai on 23 March 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly (Contd. f rom Pg. 1 ) E ar t h H o ur i s o r g a n is e d b y t he Wo r ld W i d e F u nd fo r Nat u r e ( W WF ) i n I nd i a e ve r y ye a r

i n M a r c h ‟ s e nd . T h i s e ve nt w a s f ir s t st a r t e d i n 2 0 0 7 i n S yd ne y, Au s t r a l i a a nd w a s c o nc e i v e d b y L e o B u r ne t t a nd t he

WWF. Eart h Ho ur a ims towards r a is i n g a w a r e ne s s t o w a r d s t he n e e d o f t a k i ng a c t io n on c limat e c ha ng e .


4 EDITORIAL FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2013

OPINION: Keep politics out of cricket

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Francis Mascarenhas

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ir st it was t he P ak ist ani‟s and now it ‟ s t he t u r n o f t he Sri Lankan‟s. Our p o lit ic ia ns are t ar n is h in g t he image of cr icket by br inging up t he ugly head of p o lit ics a mid st it . It ‟s ver y d is ap p o int ing t o see t hat one of t he b ig g e st sport s bodies in t he wo r ld (BCCI) is spineless, and has to bow d o wn t o r id icu lo u s requests made by t he government . This unreasonable request was made by Tamil Nadu Chie f Minister Jayala l it haa, who wrote to t he Prime Minister Ma n mo ha n S ingh, st at ing t hat amidst t he p o lit ica l t ens io n bet ween t he Tamils and

A security guard sits in front of a Mumbai Indians (A cricket league team) banner in south Mumbai on 5 April 2013. Sri Lankan cricketers have been banned from playing the Indian Premier League matches that will be held in Chennai. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly Sri Lanka, t he S r i La nk a n p la yers sho u ld be barred fr o m p la y in g in C he nna i a s it wo u ld o ffe nd t he sent iment s of t he Tamils. I absolutely agree w it h fo r mer S r i Lanka captain and cu r r ent p o lit ic ia n Ar ju na Ranat unga‟s comment s about t he Sri Lankan p la ye r s bo yc o t t ing t he IPL.

Wh y s ho u ld t he y endur e t his fo r m o f r id ic u le ? Bu t it seems as t hough t hey have beco me s la ve s t o mo ne y, and are unable to w it hd r aw fr o m t he ir lu mp sum paycheques. Also it ‟s ver y sad to see IPL chair man Rajiv Shukla accept t h is r id icu lo u s request. Under

t he

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rent cir cu mst ances, it wo u ld ha ve bee n w is er t o scr ap Chennai as a venue, and have t he m p la y t he ir mat ches elsewhere. Many of t he IPL teams will be fo r ced t o lea ve o ut k e y p la yer s because of t he ban. P la yer s like Malinga, Jayawardene,

Sangakkara , and Dilshan will not be able to p la y k e y mat ches at Che n na i. Re c e nt ly, p r o mising Kashmir i all-rounder Parvez Rasool was made a scapego at to diffuse t he po lit ic a l t ens io n bu ild in g up because of Afzal Guru‟s hanging. Reports were surfacing t hat he was t o be fa st -

t racked int o t he Indian t eam to w in fa vo ur o f t he Kashmir is. The r u mo u r s su g g est t hat h is se lect io n t o t he nat io na l squad wo u ld b e p o lit ica ll y mo t ivat ed and t his t herefo r e cast asper s io n s on h is me r it a nd ye a r s of hard work. P o lit ica l t ens io n kills t he sport in a count ry and puts p la yer ‟s

safety at r isk too. The biggest example was t he att ack on t he Sri Lanka t eam bus in Pakist an. T h is le ft cr ick et cr az y lo ver s in P ak ist a n w it ho u t any cr icket fo r year s. I hope t hat t he BCCI (Board of Cr ick et Co nt ro l in I ndia) and t he Indian government resolve

t h is issue fo r t he good of t he g a me, a nd t he m i l l io n fa ns across t he g lo be. T her e is a lr ead y a n ed g y r e lat io ns h ip w it h Pakist an, and t he la st t h ing we need is to do so met hing s im i lar w it h t he Sri Lankans. The above vi ew s a re p ersonal vi ews expressed by the author.

POINT OF VIEW: The new young man of 2013

K u n al K h u l la r

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s gener at io ns ha ve pa ss ed, we ha ve e vo lved w it h t ime. To day, t he yo ut h has se e n a dr amat ic cha nge and in m y o p inio n it has evo lved int o a well so phist icat ed ent it y. T her e was a t ime whe n me n wer e r eco gnized fo r be ing mac ho and t o ugh; t oda y t he yo u ng ma n o f 2013 is no lo ng er r eco gnized by c hest ha ir o r mu sc les. I wo uld r at her r e lat e t he t er ms s mar t , sens it ive, co mpo sed, and a bo ve a ll „e mo t io na l‟ t o descr ibe a ma n o f t his gener at io n. Me n

ha ve

beco me

mo r e e mo t io na l t ha n what t he y used t o be ma ybe 20 -30 year s back. I wo uld no t sa y t hat t his e vo lut io n is im mo r a l, but it is t he upco ming o f a muc h mo r e u nder st and ing ge ner at io n o f me n. Back in t he da ys, a ma n‟s st r engt h was kno wn t hr o ugh his musc le s, his a bi l it y t o fig ht , t he r aw st uff. T o day, me n ha ve eased o ut a bit . I do n‟t sa y t hat t he at t it ude has co mp let e ly c ha nged, but t he appro ach t o war ds it ha s. Men st il l ha ve t hat ego o f ha ving a hig her aut ho r it y and po wer, but t o day t he y s ho w it o ff in a mo r e subt le wa y r at her t han p ick ing up ho cke y st icks t o st art up a fig ht . I am a yo u ng ma n o f t his ge ner at io n a nd I fee l pr o ud t hat I r epr ese nt it . I do n‟t m ind be ing ca l led met r o sexua l at t imes, as a mat t er o f fact ; I wo uld agr ee t o it . Yes, I do put in so me e ffo r t t o lo o k

goo d and dr ess we ll. I s t her e any har m in be ing we ll gr o o med ? No w I am no t

t alk ing abo ut se xua l o r ie nt at io n her e, but mo r e o f ho w me n ha ve beco me

s lig ht ly mo r e se ns it ive a nd awar e o f t he mse lves. And apar t fr o m dr ess ing

and pr ese nt at io n, me n ha ve beco me le ss aggr es s ive. T he ir appr o ach t o war ds life is

no t ju st abo ut har d wo r k but a lso o n s mar t er wo r k and t aking t he r ig ht dec i-

s io ns. Th e ab ov e vi ew s a re p e rs on a l vi e ws e xp re s sed b y t h e au t h o r.

A young man fixes his hair outside a shop selling mirrors in suburban Mumbai on 10 March 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly


5 FEATURE FRIDAY, 5 1 APRIL, MARCH,2013 2013

Glamour girls take centre stage

A model strikes a pose at the Lakme Fashion Week held in suburban Mumbai on 24 March 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

Above: Model is seen getting ready for the show. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly Right: A model walks down the ramp during a show at the Lakme Fashion Week in suburban Mumbai on 24 March 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly Below: A model strikes a pose at the Lakme Fashion Week held in suburban Mumbai on 24 March 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

The Lakme Fashion Week came back to Mumbai this year wit h 89 designers and 49 shows to showcase the latest in fashion and att ire. Models took over t he ramp as the 12t h season saw about 28,000 visitors coming from all over the world. The event was held from 22 March to 26 March and was joint ly or-

ganized by Lakme and IMG Reliance. The event saw young designers including Debashri Samant a, Kar ishma Jamwal, Ragini Ahuja, Shubham Kumar, Sneha S. Saha and Stephany D`Souza and also renowned designers like Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Swapnil

Shinde, Rocky S, Arjun Khanna, Naeem Khan, Shant anu and Nikhil among others. Mumbai Weekly photographer, Anushree Fadnavis, went into the world of glamour and lifest yle to capture some of t he moments from the event.

Right: A model takes rest in between shows at the Lakme Fashion Week held in suburban Mumbai on 24 March 2013. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

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6 ECONOMY FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2013

Cola companies hike rates this summer

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A worker takes a break at a Coca-Cola godown in Navi Mumbai on 29 March 2013. According to media reports the soft-drink company has increased rates of its products across the country. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly C o c a -C o la and it s r iva l P e p s iC o are reportedly int r o d u c ing p r ic e hike s a nd no nst andard pack s iz e s t o ma x i m-

is e p r o fit s t h is su mmer. Indust r y expert s be lie ve t hat , give n t he prese nt rat e o f in fla t io n a nd t he lo w ma r g in s be v-

e r a g e c o mp a n ie s ha ve to work w it h, t he h ik e was e xpect ed. La st mo nt h, C o ca-Co la report-

ed ly increased t he price o f so me pro duct s by 3 to 7 per cent while PepsiCo had int ro duced similar hikes a fe w

mo nt hs e a r l ie r . News repo rt s ind ic a t e t ha t t he c o mp a n y ha s increased ince nt ives fo r Maaza,

a fr u it - ba se d dr ink, to ensure bu lk o r d er s fo r t he pro duct . Expert s ha ve repo rt edly argued t hat such a st rat-

eg y is aimed at reduc ing t he prese nce and stock of riva l bra nds. Mea nwhile, acco rding t o me d ia r e p o rt s,

t he p r ic e o f a d iet Co ke can ha s sho t up by 13% o ve r t he la st s i x mo nt hs. I t p r e sent ly co st s Rs. 25.

Mumbai 66th costliest city in the world Acco r d ing to med ia report s Mumbai has s lip p ed by t hr ee spot s, down to a r ank ing o f 66 , in t his ye a r â€&#x;s list o f wo r ld â€&#x;s lead ing financia l cent res co mp iled by Glo ba l Financia l Cent r es I ndex (GFCI). Every ye a r GFCI pro vid es r at ing s and r ank ing s fo r 7 9 fina nc ia l cent r es wo r ld wid e.

Cit ies ar e r at ed in t er ms of co mp et it iveness in five key areas: p eo p le, bu s iness en v iro nment , mar k et access, in fr astructure and o ver all co mp et it ive ness. Lo ndo n is r eport ed to have t o pp ed t he list , fo llo wed by New York. Mumbai was t he o nly I nd ian cit y listed on t he GFCI. Ot her

As ia n cit ies inclu d ed Ho ng Ko ng , S hang hai, Beijin g , S ing apore, etc. New Delhi has recent ly been added to t he GFCI qu est io nna ir e; ho wever , it fa iled to mak e it t o t he list . Abo ut 40 p e r c e nt o f t he fina nc ia l cent r es inc lu d ed in t he ind ex ar e lo cat ed in emer g ing mar k et s, a sig n o f t heir gro wing import ance

A view of Mumbai skyline as seen from Powai in suburban Mumbai on 29 March 2013. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly

BlackBerry loses subscribers but records a profit

A model talks on the phone in suburban Mumbai on 24 March 2013. According to news reports, BlackBerry has lost about 3 million subscribers to companies like Apple and Samsung. Anushree Fadnavis / Mumbai Weekly

Bajaj Allianz signs Rs. 300 million deal with Mumbai Indians

Australian cricketer, Ricky Ponting reacts to the media at a press conference in south Mumbai on 31 March 2013. Media reports indicate that Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians have signed a deal worth Rs. 300 million with Bajaj Allianz. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly


7 CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

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FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2013

A mesmerizing Kathak performance

Artist, Keka Sinha, performs at Priyadarshini Park as a part of a Thumri and Kathak in south Mumbai on 30 March 2013. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly Music lovers gathered at Priyadarshini park in south Mumbai on 30 March 2013 for a delightful evening of classical mu-

sic and dance. Danseuse Keka Sinha and vocalist Dhanashree Pandit Raj brought together Kathak and

Thumri in an attempt to trace the musical journey of these two related arts. Accompanying them on the tabla, sarangi and

harmonium were Atul Phadke, Ustad Anwar Hussain and Kalinath Mishra respectively. Kathak flourished as an art

form under Mughal rule. Wajid Ali Shah, the Nawab of Oudh patronized the dance at his court and was also known to

choreograph pieces himself. The form underwent decline during the Victorian era due its association with tawaifs

(courtesans); however, it regained popular support in the post independence era. Keka Sinha is a l eading ex-

ponent of Kathak, having trai ned under Bandana Sena and Reba Bidyarthi of the Lucknow Gharana .

Folk musicians showcase their art

Folk musician Satyaki Banerjee of the band Ruhaniyat performs at Blue Frog (a club in south Mumbai) on 22 March 2013. Kunal Khullar / Mumbai Weekly T he B r it is h C o u nc i l a nd B lu e F r o g , a c lu b in s o ut h Mu m ba i o r g a n iz e d a n e ve ni ng o f me s m e r iz i ng mu s ic to s ho w c a s e a w id e va r ie t y o f fo lk r e la t e d ar t is t s in I nd ia on 22 M a r c h. T he Fo lk

N at io ns e ve nt w a s o r g a niz e d a s a p ar t o f a s ho wc a s e fo r t he C e lt ic Co nne c t io ns 2 0 1 4 w hic h w i l l be he ld i n S co t l a nd ne xt ye a r . P e r fo r ma nc e s i nc lu d e d t r a d it io na l fo lk mu s ic b y T et s eo S is t e r s -

M e r c y, Az i, Ku ve lü a nd A lü ne T et s eo w it h a r e p er t o ir e o f N aga F o lk so ng s fr o m N a g a la nd ‟ s Ko h ima a c co mp a n i e d b y t he t r ad it io na l Naga o ne s t r ing e d i ns t r ume nt , t he "T at i

Traditional Folk band, Tetseo Sisters sing and dance to traditional music at Blue Frog (a club in south Mumbai) on 22 March 2013. Kunal Khullar / Mumbai Weekly ( go u r d) / H e k a L i bu h ( M it hu n ho r n) .

M u s ic ia ns T a jd a r J u na id a nd S at ya k i B a ne r je e o f t he ba nd R u ha n i ya t

s ho w c a s e d t r a d it io na l mu s i c fr o m t he v i l l a g e s o f B e ng a l. T he s e

fo lk mu s i c ia ns a r e c a l le d B a u ls a nd F a k ir s a nd ha ve be e n a r o u nd

fo r a lo ng t i me w it ho ut g et t ing t he ir d u e r e co g n it io n.

with the enactment of the last Station of the Cross, wherein Jesus

rose from grave on the third day after his crucifixion.

Christians in the city mark Good Friday Hundreds of devotees joined a troupe of Christian activists in a procession enacting the Stations of the Cross in suburban Mumbai on the occasion of Good Friday on 29 March. The participants in the procession walked a distance of over seven kilometers, stopping periodically to enact se-

quences from the last few hours before Jesus' crucifixion. The tradition of this procession was started 25 years ago by Joseph Dias, General Secretary of the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), and claims to hold the distinction of being the only one of its kind in India. The procession ended

Left: An actor performs the enactment of Passion of the Christ in suburban Mumbai on Good Friday, 29 March 2013. Mithila Joshi / Mumbai Weekly Right: An enactment of the Passion of Christ passes through the streets of suburban Mumbai on 28 March 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly


8 SPORTS

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FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2013

Railway footballers sweat it out at super league challenge

Central Railway’s Kasif Jamal (18) tries to intercept K. Kotkar’s clearance (fourth from left) during their MDFA Super League clash at St. Xavier’s stadium in central Mumbai on 1 April 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly Right: Imran Momin (red) challenges for the ball with Juhu Spark’s Gerrard Periera (green) during a match in central Mumbai on 1 April 2013. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly Below: Central Railway’s Dilip Kumar (extreme right) contests a decision with Juhu Spark’s players, Gerard Periera (12), K. Kotkar (23), Caesar Gonsalves (5), and Manoj Upadhvay (20) in central Mumbai on 1 April 2013. The match ended in draw with both teams scoring a goal each. Francis Mascarenhas / Mumbai Weekly

Indian Premier League returns with its sixth edition

City Riders clinch the Mitshui Shoji T20 Cricket tournament

A member of the Mumbai Indians team reacts during one of the practice sessions in south Mumbai on 30 March 2013. Biplov Bhuyan / Mumbai Weekly

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20 fever is back as the sixth season of the Indian Premier League kicked off from 3 April and will continue till 26 May 2013. The latest edition of the game will not be seeing

2009 champions Deccan Chargers and Kochi Tuskers as the two teams were dissolved during the auctions. However, a new team will be debuting the tournament called Sunrisers Hyderabad

which is owned by Sun TV Network. The new team will have the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Dale Steyn.

A team member of the City Riders tries to attempt a run out during the final match of the Mitshui Shoji T20 cricket tournament in south Mumbai on 1 April 2013. City Riders won the match by 7 wickets winning the third season of the Mitshui Shoji T20 tournament. The man of the match award was given out to Sunil Patil who was also given the man of the series award. Sumedh Sawant / Mumbai Weekly

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