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CEO of LH Hiranandani Hospital Arrested
CEO of LH Hiranandani Hospital Dr Sujit Chatterjee is taken into custody in Mumbai on 13 August 2016. Aditi Nashine / Mumbai Weekly The CEO of LH Hiranandani Hospital, Dr. Sujit Chatterjee was sent to judicial custody by a Mumbai‟s session‟s court along with four other doctors. The name of the doctors have been reported as Dr. Prakash Shetty, Dr. Mukesh Shah, Dr. Mukesh Shete and Dr. Anurag Naik. They were arrested on 8:30 P.M., 9th August. They were facing charges related to illegal kidney donation. This could be the first time that senior doctors from a well known hospital in Mumbai have been arrested. The police have reported that their investigation is complete and they don‟t require additional days for custody. The police had earlier said that more
arrests from the hospital were likely to be made. According to media reports, donors who were tricked to this racket had come forward to complain against the injustice caused to them. According to reports, Powai Police has stated, “We are trying to find out for how long had the accused been in touch with each other and with Brijkishore Jaiswal, the intended recipient of the kidney transplant that was prevented recently and which blew the lid off the racket” The arrested doctors will be produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court. The police arrested these doctors under 12 sections of the IPC and the Transplantation of Human Organs Act.
Another building collapse in Bhiwandi A famous idiom in English claims that lightening does not strike twice at the same places. Such doesn't seem the case for the ill fated residents of Bhiwandi in Thane (located 20 km to the north-east of Mumbai) where two buildings collapsed within a short period of seven days. Earlier, eight people had died when a three storey building collapsed in JB Nagar on July 31st while the more recent one was on the 7th of August. The 35 year old building collapsed at around 7:30 A.M. At least people were killed reportedly as a portion of a two storey building collapsed in the 7th August inci-
An elevated view of the wreckage at Bhiwandi in Thane (20km North East of Mumbai) on 07 August 2016. Vaibhav Bhosale / Mumbai Weekly
Body of a deceased is carried by rescuers at Bhiwandi in Thane on 07 August 2016. Vaibhav Bhosale / Mumbai Weekly
Sex Workers at Kamathipura Call For Fraternal Love
Women tie rakhi (a ceremonial bracelet) on actor J Brandon Hill’s wrist at Kamathipura on 17 August 2016. Poonam Bathija / Mumbai Weekly
A day prior to „rakshabandhan‟ the sex workers at Mumbai‟s oldest and Asia‟s second largest red light district, Kamathipura celebrated the sister - brother bond by tying “rakhi” (a symbolic thread tied to the wrist believed to strengthen the sister brother relationship) to Bollywood actor J Brandon Hill. A Mumbai-based NGO which has been working towards the prevention of sex workers from HIV/ AIDS came together to bring about acceptance and celebrated rakshabandhan to develop a feeling of belongingness.
dent. It seemed like dejavu as yet again the authorities have claimed that the building was in poor condition and a notice had been sent earlier. Reportedly, two families vacated while the others stayed back. The water supply was disconnected while the electricity connection was also going to be cut. An elderly couple, Sajjanlal Mahadev Gupta(60) & Satyabati
Sajjanlal Gupta(55) and a family of six living on the ground floor are the ones to be killed. Their names are reported to be Dhaniram B Rajput (45), his wife Rekha (35), sons Devesh(9) and Naitik(3), daughter Shivani(13) and his mother Somvanti B Rajput(60). Regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief of the Thane Municipal Corporation, Santosh
Kadam said that disaster control team were sent from Thane and Kalyan as soon as possible. They were helped by local fishermen. An NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team also had been called for help. After knowing about the collapse, Municipal Commissioner E. Ravinderan and the local tehsildar Vaishali Lambate also rushed to the spot.
Godown Burns to Ashes at Sewri
Fire marshals spray water over the godown at Reay Road in Mumbai on 12 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly A major fire broke down inside a godown at Modi compound in Reay road on Friday, 12th August at 2 P.M.. According to the Fire Brigade, the fire broke at the ground floor of a godown. Smoke
from the fire had reportedly spread till Eastern Freeway. The Fire Brigade had sent nine fire engines and six water tankers to the spot. Another fire broke out on the same day at Shivshakti In-
dustrial Estate on Andheri-Kurla road where eight fire tenders were sent. It was reported to be a second degree fire. Also according to reports, there were no casualities in both incidents
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Colours of Freedom
School children take pledge during an assembly on 15 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
Traffic speeds past the Indian tri-colour lit Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai on 15 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
A man holds the Indian national flag in Mumbai on 15 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly
Men perform during the â€˜Quit India Movement 2â€™ program at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai on 09 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
Children react to the camera in Mumbai on 15 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
Police personnel stand in front of an unfurled Indian national flag at the international airport in Mumbai on 15 August 2016. Swapnil Bhatkal / Mumbai Weekly
A physically challenged man is helped at a railway station in Mumbai on 15 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
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Mighty Ganesha Makes His Way on the Roads
People walk with a statue of an Indian deity Ganesha in Mumbai on 21 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly Traffic in Mumbai being affected badly on the 21st August due to the movement of vehi-
cles carrying Ganesha idols to their localities. Lalbaug in south Mumbai witnessed a
huge traffic block as the huge idol made its way to the pandal. Even though the traf-
The Amazing Spiderman
Residents of Vasant Vally building click pictures of Gaurav Sharma during his climb in Kalyan (43 kms North East of Mumbai) on 15 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly To celebrate independence in a remarkable way and to convey his gratitude to the soldiers for their contribution and sacrifice to the nation, Gaurav Sharma, famous as „Indian Spiderman‟
and former martial art trainer of Mumbai Police, climbed a 19 floors Vasant Velly building in the suburbs of Mumbai on 15th August 2016. First Gaurav climbed on the 19th floor of
the building in 12 minutes and afterwards both Gaurav and then a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) from Kal yan Narendra Pawar rappelled down with Gaurav Sharma.
fic police diverted vehicles from Bhoiwada and Lower Parel to clear the jam, motor-
ists travelling towards south Mumbai were stuck in traffic for more than two hours. Many of the travellers took to social media to vent their anger on the traffic blocks. The local media reported that a organizer blamed the pothole filled roads as the reason for slow pace of the trucks carrying the idols. With less than a fortnight left for Ganesh Chaturthi, the roads still continue to be in a bad shape with potholes still not taken care of by the Municipal Department. As per media reports the city civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official has given out orders to fill potholes as soon as possible for the passage of the idols.
„Peace‟ Rally Against „War‟
A participant wears a mask during a peace march in Mumbai on 06 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly Commemorating the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima, the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and Gandhi Research Foundation conducted a rally on 6th August 2016 in Mumbai. The horror of the bombings was
graphically depicted by the students who marched the rally for peace and nuclear-free world along with 1,247 NSS volunteers of SNDT University and the University of Mumbai, social activists and peace-loving citizens from Azad
Maidan to Hutatma Chowk. The march started with a pledge to work for peace and a nuclear free world. The rally was a reminder of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused by the atomic bomb attack by USA.
Lewis Pugh Joins Versova Beach Clean Up The Versova beach clean-up initiative was started in October, 2015, when Afroz Shah decided to do something about the dirty beach himself. The efforts were well received and soon people started to volunteer for the initiative and now have successfully completed the 43rd week for the clean-up activity. According to media reports this makes it the biggest beach clean-up in the history with Erratum In the issue dated 01 August 2016, the name ‘Kanhaiya Kumar’ was misspelled as ’Kanniyah’. We regret the error
Maritime lawyer, ocean advocate and a swimmer, Lewis Pugh carries a basket of waste at Versova beach in Mumbai on 06 August 2016. Siddhant Chawla / Mumbai Weeekly more than five hundred volunteers cleaning the beach every weekend, coming from variable lifestyles. The UN Patron
of the Oceans, Mr. Lewis Pugh, joined the Versova beach cleanup and collected 6.16 lakh kg of garbage from the northern
end of the beach on August 05 and 06. Pugh, a world class swimmer and a campaigner for cleaner oceans, had been fol-
lowing the Versova residents through social media, as they continued to clean millions of kilograms from the dirty beach.
Talgo Train Covers Delhi to Mumbai in 12 Hours 7 Minutes On 02 August, the Spanish-made Talgo train become the fastest train in the country with a maximum speed of 140 Kmph. Talgo train completed its third trial on the Delhi - Mumbai route in 12 hours and 7 minutes, which created history by surpassing the record of 'Gatimaan Express'. Although, it was expected to arrive earlier the train was delayed due to 'unusual occurrences'. Previously, the fastest train between Delhi and Mumbai took 15 hours and 35 minutes to
Women share a light moment while they peep into the Talgo train in Mumbai on 02 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly complete the same journey. After completing its third trial, the lightweight, Talgo train beat its own record by twenty nine minutes and managed to become India's fastest train. Due to In-
dia's over growing population and the trains maximum capacity, the biggest debate that has been making news is that whether the train would be suitable for Indian usage or not.
LEFT: A woman peeps into the Talgo train in Mumbai on 02 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly
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OPINION: Patriotism over the years independence martyrs like Capt Vikram Batra and Sandeep Unnikrishnan, there are still those brave people who put the country before self and family. However do the rest of us still hold the same emotions?
Nithin Francis At the age of five I used to convince my mother to buy me a new drawing book by promising her that I would not fill all its pages drawing the Indian national flag. Just to hold on to that promise, I would draw the flag on all the pages but one, and in that one page with all the diligent fiber of my being I would draw the map of India. My love for India was fueled by the numerous movies I watched which were rooted in patriotism and a fanatic love towards the motherland. I would wake up every single day in a hope to build my future where I would replicate the actions in the movies and tell the world just how awesome India is! History boasts of martyrs and their stories of great sacrifices for the nation. Be it the freedom fighters like Rani Laxmi Bai, Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad or post
During the Indo-Pak war in 1965, when the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri appealed to the nation to fast a meal. Its citizens rose up to the leader‟s call and responded with loyalty. The current Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a somewhat similar appeal asking those who can to give up their LPG subsidy which the government claimed would to a great extent help India‟s economy. However this time, the call saw a split in people‟s reactions : while a good number forewent on the subsidy, a substantial part of the population were still not ready to give up on the benefit I am tempted to believe that the definition of patriotism has been evolving and taking different colours over the years. Patriotism no longer seems to be the blind faith and love towards the country but rather seems take a calculative and a rational standpoint. Love in all aspects es-
sentially means to take responsibility for the betterment and put your feet down when things are not going in the right direction. The generation of today seems to extend this definition of love even towards their motherland by voicing out issues in protests and at the same time joining hands in fraternal love. While a few years back the nation was fretting about brain drain, and their lack of patriotism leading to the loss of the country‟s brightest, the youth of the nation have made the world known that the second largest population in the world can certainly make a mark on the world economy despite the not so great opportunities or pay back home. With the increase in the number of start ups in the country not only has there been an increase in job opportunities but it has also provided the much needed boost to the economy. According to the latest economic survey by the government, India has 19,000 start ups. The country thus has seen a lot of foreign investors interested in the Indian market. A question seems to haunt me lately - In today‟s world what is patriotism? Is it that
Shlok Pangerkar stands with his caretaker at Byculla railway station in Mumbai on 12 August 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly fire that burns within after watching an emotionally charged movie? Is it that sore throat after a cricket match? Is it the goosebumps that leave you speechless after singing the national anthem? Or is it the involuntary swelling up of your chest when you‟ve just proclaimed your nationality in a foreign land? … It is all of this and even more. Patriotism is in the protest against the government asking for a reform, patriotism is
helping a fellow citizen in need, and patriotism is the silent acceptance that we are not the best but we soon will be. Like the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a speech in the parliament said, “Hum rahe yah naa rahe, yeh desh rehna chahiye.” (It doesn‟t matter if we live or die, the country needs to live on). Our ultimate goal seems to me like it never changed, it was the
same during the sepoy mutiny in 1857 and is the same even today, to put our country‟s well-being before ours. On this 70th year of independence it is probably time to ask ourselves, who are we? What is India? There is no doubt that there is a constant change in the manifestation of patriotism over the years. While the previous generations strongly believed in the Swadeshi movement the current one
decided to surpass that with the 1991 economic reforms. In the future, owing to a bigger disconnect with the independence movement and increased acculturation the way the citizens would express patriotism is bound to change but the definition would probably remain the same : yesterday, today and decades to come “India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters. I
love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage. I shall always strive to be worthy of it. I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and elders and treat everyone with courtesy. To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness.” Jai Hind The above views are personal views expressed by the author of this article.
POINT OF VIEW: The other voices
Siddhant Chawla "Gender-based inequality should be completely abolished, the position of women in the society should be raised and woman should be empowered". These are the lines we get to hear quite often, its all over social media, advertisements and apparently the government has been taking strict action to solve these issues. Every second day, we hear a new cases of gang-rape, murder, domestic violence and dowry. While some of the issues get highlighted, others are just forgotten. When such topics are discussed, we often come up with different opinions but towards the end, it comes down to education, literacy and that is when we end the discussion and start with another topic. Is that it? Is that how it is supposed to be? Have an intellectual discussion and then get over
it? Recently, while I was getting back home after an assignment at Govandi in Mumbai, I noticed that the roads were blocked and barricaded by police personnel due to a massive crowd of around hundred to two hundred people. The traffic jam got most of the bystanders to climb on top of cars to get a better view with many making videos when one of them casually said 'kisi aurat ki laash padhi hai‟ (there's a dead body of a woman lying on the road). The police had started charging at the crowd who were hurling stones at them. As I got closer, people noticed my camera and a woman rushed towards me crying. She asked me to help get the matter out to the people and told me that the body lying on the road was set for the final rights but the family members and the entire neighborhood had it out to protest for the deceased. The deceased, Yasmin got married in 2012 to a man from her locality, she was a mother of a two year old girl. After marriage, her in laws allegedly started demanding dowry from her. Yasmin doesnt really come from a very well to do
family, while her husband‟s family was better off. According to family and locals, Yasmin was often beaten up by her inlaws for dowry. Her in -laws then got her husband married to another woman after he shifted to Saudi Arabia for work. Yasmin stayed back with them in India to take care of her child and was illtreated and harassed for dowry and was never let free. Yasmin was found dead one the day with her inlaws claiming that it was a suicide, while her fam i l y and neighbors claim it to be a murder. They believe that she would have never committed suicide and it was the in-laws that murdered her. Yasmin's family filed a complaint against in-laws who were arrested but according to locals managed to get out of jail soon by bribing the police. The police stopped entertaining Yasmins's family and refused to accept any complaints. The family and the locals claim to have evidence against Yasmin‟s inlaws but still there is no judgment. Yes, it's true; cases like dowry, rape and domestic violence need to be dealt with strict actions.
Well-wishers react seeing a body of the deceased at Govandi in Mumbai on 24 April 2016. Siddhant Chawla / Mumbai Weekly. But, I feel the problem doesn‟t stop there, it is something deeper. Firstly, people need to stop gathering in huge numbers and taking part in such protests in public, without knowing the actual reason behind it. Maybe it was a murder or was a suicide, whatever said and done, we need to understand that there is a dead body on the road ready for its final rights. Why bring out
the body on the road? Maybe, it was the only option to get attention for the matter? All I thought was that the body didn‟t deserve to be on the road. We as onlookers need to ask ourselves, Why do we almost instinctively take out our phones to capture images and videos? If our purpose unlike journalists is to only share it with family members as gossip to make it, have we
really become that insensitive? While the family was moaning and looking for some help, on lookers enjoyed messing around with police. Where are we heading? Yes, we need education, literacy rates need to go up and women need to be em powered. But , would that really stop all the crimes happening around the country? We can definitely educate the young-
sters, but how do we educate the previous generations and the stubborn population who believe they can get away with anything. Does this country really just work through bribes? Does everything in the world boil down to being materialistic? Well, it clearly boils down to the fact that, if you are wealthy, you can pretty much get away with anything by
paying. I still don‟t know the truth about Yasmin as the case registered case was closed without reaching any conclusion. The locals claim that the police refuse to take anymore action despite enough evidence being there. The above views are personal views expressed by the author of this article.
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Finding Hope in Despair Alka Domadia had unfortunately slipped and injured her ankle, since then her life took a drastic turn and she's been bed ridden since the past 8 years and is partially immobile. Despite all possible treatments there was no improvement in her health that she gave up on life and filed for a petition for mercy death. Her petition was about to get approved when a therapist Dr. Rachna Bathija intervened and has been treating her with different healing modalities ever since. This brought a drastic change in her and she has accepted her sickness and has realized that euthanasia is not the solution to escape and has been living her life with hope that someday she will be cured and she would get the opportunity to live the life she had
before. Alka has been staying with her parents but she is unable to meet them as her parents stay on the ground floor and she on the 1st floor in a 8*8 small room and she can only see them only on the CCTV camera. Initially she tried ways of funding her living by taking tuitions from home however now as her health has been deteriorating she has become dependent on others to meet her basic expenses. Alkaâ€&#x;s friends have always been a support throughout and still continue to do the same. From a depressing personality Alka is now a cheerful person who inspires people around her to live every moment of their lives to the fullest. Photographs Poonam Bathija.
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Report: Mumbai Most Expensive City in India According to report by T ri pAd vi s or, Mumbai continues to be the most expensive city in India. The city, which is also the financial capital of the country, has been climbing up the ranking due to its economic growth, inflation and a stable rate against the US Dollar. The city has been facing higher inflation as compared to the other cities in India. The hike in the price of transportation, price of food items and other services has created a huge impact on the cost of living in Mumbai. However, it has been ranked as the second least expensive destination in the world to visit after Hanoi.
An elevated view of western suburb in Mumbai on 21 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly
Egg Prices Soar To A New High
A cat looks at eggs in a godown in Mumbai on 09 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly Rise in input costs and fall in production has caused a steep increase of 20-30 per cent in poultry and egg prices in several parts of the country. Prices
of chicken and eggs remained highest for six months making 2016 a rather unusual year for poultry industry in India. As media reports stated, the fall
in production was due to the severe heat from the long summer that eventually lead to large scale deaths of birds in the farms. Many farms were
State to Setup Up Amul Like Dairies
A man stands behind packaged food items at a store in Mumbai on 09 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly Maharahtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the Yavatmal district milk co-operative society will now be run by Amul in order to make district level milk co-
operatives more profitable and also to face competition. This will help the milk producers in the district in increasing production and earn more said the Chief Minister. The
state‟s existing dairy farms like Aarey Dairy and Mahananda were supposed to be rebuilt with newer technology as per a statement released by Mr. Fadnavis earlier.
closed or were on the brink of closure due to the big dip in production. The retail prices have shot up to INR 130 (USD 1.20 approximately) per kg.
Handlooms, Ethical Fashion Current Trend in India Nation handloom day, which was celebrated in India on 7th August, started off with the Prime minister Narendra Modi and other ministers urging people to use more handloom products in their daily lives. The Prime Minister declared 7th August as National Handloom Day to mark the Swadeshi movement as it was on this day that the movement was launched in 1905. The movement involved revival of domestic products and production processes. The Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, took the social media by storm, as she tweeted a picture of herself wearing a silk saree with the hashtag
A man works at a power loom factory at Bhiwandi in Thane on 09 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly #Iwearhandloom. This comes as good news for the mill workers, as they have been undergoing a lot of competition faced by the more efficient mechanical looms. Many of the online shopping companies
have tied up with handloom weavers to promote their handmade products. India is among the biggest global manufacturers of textiles and apparel, supplying leading international brands. Majority of the
world‟s hand-woven fabric comes from India and this sector also contributes to India‟s export earnings. Despite all these measures, people in handloom sector have high levels of poverty and extremely variable in-
Metro Fare Hike Stay to Remain : HC Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), owned by Reliance infrastructure, has been facing crucial losses due to the stay order given by the Mumbai High Court. The Mumbai Metro Rail Development Authority (MMRDA) had challenged the report for proposed price hike and took it to the high court (HC). As per media reports, Anil Ambani's owned reliance infrastructure threatened to pull out from operating the Mumbai metro, as they claim that it would be difficult to run the operation without generating reve-
A man stands inside a metro train in Mumbai 09 August 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly nues. The company has also been facing losses upto Rs. 1 crore each day by operating the metro in the city.
Previously, The HC had stayed the proposal of hiking fares of the Mumbai metro. The company then
moved to the supreme court, which also stayed the proposal and asked to take the matter to the High
court. However, the HC has scheduled daily hearings from 22nd august in an attempt to end this soon.
7 CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
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Bachchans Roll in Style
Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan arrive at the screening of a Bollywood film at a theatre in suburban Mumbai on 11 August 2016. Shashi Shekhar Kashyap / Mumbai Weekly
Don‟t Let Her Go
Akshay Kumar Promotes Rustom With Co-Stars
Bollywood actors Illeana D’cruz (From left) , Akshay Kumar and Esha Gupta share a light moment at a promotional event for their movie ‘Rustom’ in Mumbai on 07 August 2016. Shashi Shekhar Kashyap / Mumbai Weekly. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar along with his co-stars Ileana D‟cruz and Esha Gupta attended a promotional event for their movie Rustom at
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut smiles for cameras at an event in Mumbai on 10 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly
Actor Kangana Ranaut was present in a recent event in Mumbai for the advertisement titled „Dont let her go‟. The actor known for
her flawless acting, herself starred in the advertisement which showed her support for the Prime Minister‟s Swach Bharat
a hotel in Juhu on 07 August. The crimemystery movie is written by Vipul K Rawal based on the real life incidents of 1959 Indian court case of
Commander Kawas Manekshaw versus the State of Maharashtra when he was tried for the murder of his wife‟s lover. Akshay Kumar and Ileana
D‟cruz play the lead roles in the movie and is directed by Suresh Desai. The principal photography commenced in Febuary 2016 and released on
the 12 August 2016. According to media report, the film grossed INR 50 Crore (7.5 million USD approximately) in its opening weekend.
„Dishoom‟ Celebrates its Success
campaign. Bollywood‟s legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice as a narrator for the advertisement.
A R Rahman Set To Collaborate With YouTube Stars
Bollywood actors John Abraham and Varun Dhawan exercise next to Bradman, actor Dhawan’s dog during the success party of their movie in Mumbai on 03 August 2016. Poonam Bathija / Mumbai Weekly
Music director A R Rahman interacts with media personnel after a promotional event at St. Regis in Mumbai on 10 August 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly
The lead actors of the movie Dishoom John Abraham and Varun Dhawan were seen ecstatic during the success party of the movie which according to media reports seemed to surprise critics with the
achievement as the movie had to compete against Kabali and Sultan. The film was reported to have earned a profit of INR 37.32 crore (5.6 million USD approx) over the first weekend, with INR 11.05 (USD 1.6
million approx) crore being collected on the day of release. The movie is fictitious action adventure film directed by debutant director Rohit Dhawan who also wrote the screenplay. The movie also stars Jaqueline
Fernandez. The songs of the film were composed by Pritam Chakraborthy while background score for the movie was composed by Abhijit Vaghani. The movie is about a 36 hour long man-hunt by teo cops played by
John Abraham and Varun Dhawan for an Indian cricket star Viraj Sharma played by Saqib Saleem who is abducted by a Pakistani fan who claims to keep him until the India versus Pakistan match is over.
MW Competition Toughens In The Second Division of MDFA League
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An exciting game of football was played on the 22nd August between Worli FC and Supreme FC with Su-
preme FC having the last laugh. In what seemed like a very one sided affair with Joel Sierao and Prijesh
Rakesh Dawar (right) of the NB Challengers defends the ball against opponent from Grey Atheletic and Tipu Sultan team during a match at the St. Xavier grounds in Mumbai on 22 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
Parkar taking their team Worli FC to a 20 lead, Viraj Shepude scored a goal to open Supreme FC‟s account before half time. Vipul Lad of the Supreme FC scored an equalizer keeping both teams and the respective dugouts on their feet working out strategies to score before Aniket of the Supreme FC scored the final goal of the match to take his team to victory in the second division league encounter. In an earlier match Grey Atheletic and Tipu Sultan (GATS) team defeated the NB challengers 3 goals to 1. Altamash Khan of GATS scored the first goal for the team in the 15th minute of the first half. He went on to double the lead in the 43rd minute. The NB Challengers responded with the lone goal in the 59th minute which came from
Raghvan N (left) of the Worli FC defends the ball against Ashley Menezes (right) and Aashitosh Parkar (left) of Worli FC during a match at the St. Xavier grounds in Mumbai on 22 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly Mittun Manna. However, Aslam Shaikh of GATS sealed victory for his team with a 68th minute goal to end the match with a
score of 3 - 1. The teams in the second division of the Mumbai District Football Association are divided into groups in
which they play a single leg playoff as a preliminary league. On completing the preliminary league the top two teams from each
group get qualified in the play off league which is either played as a league or on knock out basis depending on the number
of teams. The top eight teams at the end of the play off league will be promoted to the first division in the next season.
Rahul Kumar Wins 21k Race
Participants of the road race cross a puddle at a street in Mumbai on 21 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
Shashank Bisht Wins Men‟s Single in Corporate Tournament -gava defeated Suhas Chavan to lift the trophy. Iza Jameel, brand strategist, Imagepreneur and a well known speaker at corporate events delivered the opening speech after the inauguration ceremony.
The inaugural Mumbai Half Marathon was held on 21st August. Rahul Kumar Pal and Jyoti Chauhan emerged as the winners of men‟s and women‟s half marathon(21.1 km) respectively. The men‟s race resulted in a close finish as Rahul Kumar Pal finished with the timing of 01:04:28 while the runner up, Kalidas Hirave took only three seconds more. Unexpectedly, there were only two participants in the women‟s half marathon, Jyoti Chauhan and Seema Luhani-
walli. Jyoti won the race finishing with the timing of 01:28:25 while Seema finished with the timing of 01:29:32. Parshuram Bhoi won the the men‟s 10 km event while Dinesh Gurunath Mhatre finished second. In the women‟s 10 km race, Aarti Survase finished first, followed by Priyanka Navkudkar. The race started at Karmaveer Bhaurao Patel Marg and ended near University Road. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was present to flag off all the three races.
Rahul Kumar Pal celebrates after crossing the finish line on 21 August 2016. Pavish Eswaran / Mumbai Weekly
Sindhu Creates History
Vinit Sharma from India Cast plays a shot during the corporate table tennis match at Khar Gymkhanna in Mumbai on 20 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly In a highly competitive match Shashank Bisht beat Sujay Malik 11-8, 6-11, 114, 9-11, 11-3 to win the third InterCorporate Table Tennis tournament organized at the Khar Gym-
khana on the 20th and 21st of August. The tournaments had other categories such as singles for women which saw Nutan Dhikle beat Sakshi. HDFC Life defeated Tata Consultancy Services to win
the team event. The category saw Majesco and Motilal Oswal put up a tough fight for the finalists in the pervious rounds. The tournament also had a category for the seniors where Vivek Bhar
A participant plays a shot during the corporate table tennis match at Khar gymkhana in Mumbai on 20 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly
Onlookers watch the Olympic badminton finals at a TV showroom in Mumbai on 19 August 2016. Suraj Gauda / Mumbai Weekly Daughter to Volleyball players, PV Sindhu‟s passion for badminton started at the age of eight and went on to create history by be-
coming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in Olympics. She received a heroic welcome from Andra Pradesh and Telen-
gana governments. The silver medallist is well aware that she will be the most marked player by her opponents in the fu-
ture tournaments and she also said that the world Super Series is her immediate aim during an interview with the Indian media.
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