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RBI LEAVES RATES ALONE The RBI has kept key policy rates unchanged. However, the apex bank has said it cannot indicate when the rate cuts will begin. The RBI retained repo at 8.5 per cent and reverse repo at 7.5 per cent.

BLACKBERRY SEES RED BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has said that BlackBerry sales will fall sharply in the holiday quarter, providing further evidence that it is struggling to compete with the iPhone and Android.

NICOLE IN MEXICAN STANDOFF Singer Nicole Scherzinger faced a terrifying ordeal after being held up at gunpoint in Mexico. The X Factor USA judge was travelling to a video shoot when their car was pulled over by gun-toting bandits. The star was unharmed but left shaken by the ordeal, reported the Daily Mail.

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GOLDEN GLOBES FALL SILENT French-directed silent film The Artist, a tribute to the pre-’talkies’ era, won six Golden Globe nominations on Thursday night to lead the field as Hollywood gears up for its annual awards season. Tied for second were The Help, about black servants in the pre-civil rights era US south, and The Descendants starring George Clooney, both nominated in five categories for the Globes.

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ritish author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died, aged 62, according to Vanity Fair magazine. He died from pneumonia, a complication of the oesophageal cancer he was suffering from, at a Texas hospital. Vanity Fair said there would "never be another like Christopher". He is survived by his wife, Carol Blue, and their daughter, Antonia, and his children from a previous marriage, Alexander and Sophia. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter described the writer as someone "of ferocious intellect, who was as vibrant on the page as he was at the bar". "Those who read him felt they knew him, and those who knew him were profoundly fortunate souls."


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Where rock will meet theatre The Samahaara Hyderabad Theatre & Rock Music Festival, 2011 is back with a fresh new look and fresher talent Sana Mirza sana.m@postnoon.com

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he Samahaara Hyderabad Theatre & Rock Music Festival organised by local theatre group Samahaara is all set to showcase their raw talent with not just plays but will also be sharing stage space with some of Hyderabad’s best rock bands. The festival begins today and is spread over a week ending December 22. Vice-president of Samahaara, Anjali Koda believes that there is a direct collaboration between theatre and the various other art mediums. “Every year we add something new. Last year we included short

films. The short-film-makers got to screen their films during the festival and got maximum exposure. This year we have rock bands. Though there are quite a few bands in Hyderabad, not a lot of them get to play in front of a large audience. It’s not a lack of talent, but it is a question of reaching out to people,” she says. The Samahaara Hyderabad Theatre & Rock Music Festival, 2011, is spread over three venues – Taramati Baradari, Bharati Vidya Bhavan and Ravindra Bharthi. The opening play of the festival is a spoof of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Deccani by St Francis College for Women on December 16. The very next day

The plays Ek Akeli Aurat (Hindi) Business is War (English) 12 Angry Men (English) Being Eunuch (Hindi) Caretaker (English)

The bands Shock Therapy Phoenix Mehraj Alteregoz

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you have Dario Fo and Franca Rame's Ek Akeli Aurat in Hindi by Udaan followed by music performances by Shock Therapy and Phoenix. On the third day, we see Deepak Morris's Business is War, a play in English by Infosys' theatre group Manch followed by Mehraj and Alteregoz’s open air performance. Day four of the festival has the International School of Film and Media presenting 12 Angry Men, with Nishumbita gearing up for a Hindi play entitled Being Eunuch the next day. The festival comes to an end with Samahaara's home production, a play by Harold Pinter called Caretaker. According to Rathna

Shekhar Reddy, President of Samahaara, there are two things that are different this year: “Since SHTF is two years old, it was easier to get sponsors this year. We have been creating a lot of buzz online especially on the Facebook and the promotions have increased ten-fold this year,” he says. The promotional video titled The Entertainer's Oath has been created by Nakul Gupta from The Filmery and is available on YouTube. If you are interested in watching any of the plays or bands, tickets are available on www.bookmyshow.com and www.indianstage.in and donor passes are available in select Vodafone stores.

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To experience a typical seafood market, head to the Simply Fishy Food Festival. Sample food prepared by the chefs made with fresh seafood and a variety of marinades and sauces. Where: Hyderabad Marriott & Convention Centre, Tank Bund When: Ongoing, 6.30 to 11.30 pm Contact: (040) 27522567

Christmas treat It’s Christmas time, Novotel Hyderabad’s Le Café celebrates the festive season with a gingerbread house. You can view this marvel and pick up various goodies such as Christmas Cookies and moulded chocolate that are available on site. Where: Novotel, Hi Tech

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Where: Kalakriti Art Gallery, Banjara Hills When: Ongoing, 11am-7pm Contact: (040)66564467

All that Jazz Alliance francaise presents an exquisite Jazz Trio, comprising musicians of Asian origin living in France. Where: Novotel, Shamshabad When: Ongoing, 8pm-11pm Contact: (040) 66250000

Just get married The movie just get married will be screened at Goethe Zentrum. The movie narrates the story of a Syrian student whose German visa expires and has only one way to stay back in the country- to get married to a German woman. Where: Goethe-Zentrum, Nampally When: 16th Dec, 6:30pm Contact: (040) 65526443

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Myriad Reflections View a collection of paintings at Alankritha Art Gallery by Ramachandra B Pokale at an exhibition titled “ Myriad Reflections”. His work depicts the youth. Through his paintings he presents women as glamorous, enticing, alluring and charming in the form of a butterfly. Where: Alankritha, Jubilee Hills When: Ongoing, 11am-7pm Contact: (040) 23113709

4play at 4 Hard Rock Café’s Happy Hour ‘4Play at 4’ is on from Monday – Friday between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Road no 1 When: Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm Contact: (040) 4476 7900

Interactive art An Interactive exhibition via presence by B2FAYS is being presented by Alliance française Hyderabad along with Kalakriti Art gallery.

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ISB event- Aaveg ISB’s Aaveg enters it’s second day with round two of various sporting events lined up for the day. Where: ISB

When: 17th December EVENTS Basket Ball, Volleyball8am to 11am Tennis- 9am to12am Throwball- 10am to12am Football- 10 am-2pm Badminton, Table Tennis-11am to2pm Counter Strike (all events) - 11am to 11pm Squash- 12pm to 2pm

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Big Cinemas, Ameerpet, 30581470; Cinemax, Banjara Hills, 44565555; Cine Planet , Kompally, 61606060; INOX, Banjara Hills, 447677770, Prasads, Tank Bund Rd, 23448888; PVR, Punjagutta, 08800900009; Talkie Town, Miyapur, 40214175; Tivoli, Secunderabad 27844973


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Corridor 3 — Segment 2 Nagole to Mettuguda: It has five alternative routes; Nagole road to Uppal main road, Tarnaka to Bhoiguda, Tarnaka to Mettuguda, Habsiguda to Tarnaka and Uppal main road to NH 202. Nagole to Mettuguda: Nagole road to Uppal main road, connecting lane from Habsiguda to Bhoiguda via Osmania University and Tarnaka to Bhoiguda. Mettuguda to Bagole: Mettuguda– Tarnaka, Habsiguda–Tarnaka main road and Uppal main road to NH 202. As many as four junctions will be improved in this route

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A FOUNTAIN THAT SPOUTS NEGLECT Aishwarya Yerra

Gulzar Houz photographed 150 years ago

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hen one looks at Gulzar Houz one cannot help but wonder why the AP government declared this rather sad looking fountain, situated right in the middle of the road, a Heritage monument. Well, the government’s reasons to do so were steeped in the history associated with the monument. Gulzar Houz was originally called Char-Su-Ka-Houz, when it was built nearly 400 years ago. Char-Su-Ka-Houz literally means a fountain that has four roads and four kamans or gateways. In ancient times nawabi ladies would bathe in this fountain and the kamans had huge curtain's to protect their modesty. The four kamans are called Machali Kaman (towards Nayapura), Kali Kaman (towards Yaktupura), Sher Batil Kaman (towards Ghansi Bazaar) and finally the Charminar Kaman. Almost 60 years ago the foun-

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tain was illuminated with lights, and adorned with flowers and waterworks and was therefore renamed Gulzar Houz. But its condition is pathetic today with the fountain covered with chips and the paint peeling off. The fountain has not been functioning for the past few years and the heart-wrenching part is that one can see garbage and plastic wrappers thrown carelessly into it. It may have been given Heritage status by the government but the state has let this wonderful piece of history rot.

Gulzar Houz is surrounded by markets. From clothes and footwear to fruit and jewellery one can find anything here. A little beyond the Charminar kaman is the Jama Masjid which is even older than the Mecca Masjid. Situated nearby is the Purana Pul which is the oldest bridge in India still in use. Hyderabad is city of history and we are truly blessed to have so much heritage. Structures like Gulzar Houz ooze history and heritage from every pore, so let us not neglect them.

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rtist D Nagaiah is in a pensive mood as he delivers the lines and the strokes to his painting at a coffee shop in the city. His tryst with art began after a long period of service in the AP police department, where he began his career as a constable. “I loved art, even when I worked with the police department, so I served as a sketch artist, solving many murders during my tenure. I never was an advocate of violence in solving crimes, so back then, many times, I was able to sweet-talk people into admitting their crimes,” he says. Nagaiah is proud of the fact that his profession allowed him to deal with extremists like

Where and when... His works are currently on display at Beyond Coffee in Jubilee Hills. His works are on display from till December 21. Kashmiri militants and Naxals. His passion towards his profession is evident in the fact that he bought books on Indian law worth `1 lakh many years back, which is a treasure of sorts today.

Nagaiah is now retired, and concentrates his creative energies exclusively on art. “I have read a lot about art movements such as Impressionism, Touchism, Fauvism and Minimalism and have experimented with water, acrylic, pastels, oil and charcoal,” he says. He credits his painting career to Mohammed Yusuf, the former DSP, and to KS Vyas, the DIG, who was killed in 1993. About the art scenario today, he says, “I believe that we are taking our influences from western art, but with the history that we have, we could do a lot using our own influences.” He is currently focussed on portraying Indian gods, and their avatars, but does not restrict himself just to them.

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DUnlike effect: Govt Anna war cry prods deletes censor update Centre into action NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday held a dialogue with social networking firms seeking their views on effective use of these platforms and is also working on guidelines for its own officials on how to make good use of the social media to reach out to wider population. The discussion came a few days after IT and telecom minister Kapil Sibal asked Internet firms to ensure that no defamatory and incendiary material is uploaded. Sibal's remarks sparked a huge controversy and drew flak from the Opposition, civil society as well as internet users. After the meeting, the government asserted that there was no question of censorship of Internet.

The government has called for an open dialogue with the social media companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, and various government departments, including the ministry of external affairs and the department of information and technology, and sought opinions on how social media and e-governance can empower individuals and citizens, Sibal said after the meeting. Asked whether there was any plan to formulate a mechanism to regulate Internet content, Sachin Pilot, minister of state for communication and IT, said, "There is no question of censorship of Internet. Whatever law has to me made are already in place. The government of India is committed to abiding by what is there according to the Constitution, which is freedom of speech and expression. We protect that with a lot of energy." Asked by when the guidelines will be finalised for the government servants on how to make use of social networking platform to reach out to a wider population, telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar said it will be out very soon. PTI

Opposition ups the ante to unplug PC NEW DELHI: The already buffeted UPA government was dealt yet another blow with the Opposition in one voice clamouring for the dismissal of home minister P Chidambaram who found himself in more trouble on Thursday following a media report imputing that he ignored conflict of interest to bail out a hotelier who was his former client when he was a practising attorney. Even as the Congress defended Chidambaram, already under legal scanner over his alleged role in 2G spectrum pricing, the Opposition, that has the government on the mat on a number of issues, pounced on it with the BJP leader Yashwant Sinha asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "dismiss" the home minister for his "criminal offence". According to reliable sources, after the furore over the issue in Parliament, Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna revoked the home ministry decision of withdrawal of prosecution in the case. Both houses of Parliament plunged into chaos and were adjourned for the day following a report in a daily alleging that the home minister had helped the hotelier who was his client when he was a practising lawyer. Chidambaram was not in either house when the Opposition raised

NEW DELHI: The government appears all set to pass the contentious Lokpal Bill in Parliament's Winter Session, even as Anna Hazare on Thursday threatened a slew of protests, including a sit in outside Sonia Gandhi's residence and an indefinite hunger strike from December 27 if the anti-graft law is not passed. He also gave a call

for a 'jail bharo' agitation from January 1. Stating that if time was an issue, the Winter Session should be extended, Hazare said there would be an indefinite fast either in Mumbai or Delhi from December 27 if the Bill is not passed by December 22, the last day of the Winter Session. Besides, protests would be staged

outside MPs' houses, he said. The government said a special Cabinet meet is likely to approve the Bill on Sunday and it would be brought in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passage December 20. The government hinted that Parliament may be extended for a day for the purpose. A four-minister group headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will finalise the amendments to the Bill for consideration of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who returns from Russia on Saturday. While Hazare said there would be a swagat (welcome) ceremony at the Ramlila ground if the Lokpal Bill became effective, his team said it will take a final call on the protest December 21 depending on the "shape" of the Lokpal bill. Anna's demands include bringing the CBI and the lower bureaucracy under the Lokpal besides Lokayuktas in States and a citizen's charter. Parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said: "The government needs to build a broad consensus among parties on the issue." Anna Hazare's warning came a day after the all-party meet failed to reach a consensus on the Lokpal bill that aims to tackle corruption in the country.

ROLE MODEL the issue and has not reacted to the report. The report alleged that the home ministry had earlier this year, with the approval of Chidambaram, directed the withdrawal of three FIRs against his client SP Gupta, accused of cheating and forgery. BJP MP Chandan Mitra, editor of the daily, raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha alleging that the home minister had misused his power. The home ministry, according to the report, had consulted the law ministry for a legal opinion — that the power vested in the government could be exercised in such cases in the interest of administration of justice. But the MHA said Chidambaram had no role to play in withdrawing Gupta's prosecution. IANS

Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan administers polio drops to a child during the launch of a new communication campaign for polio in Mumbai on Thursday. PTI

Bengal’s killer liquor dens exist near police camp DIAMOND HARBOUR (WEST BENGAL): The illegal country liquor dens in West Bengal's Sangrampur which sold spurious liquor that claimed almost 150 lives were located close to a police camp, said locals. "There is a police camp nearby, a minute from the

shanties," said Sahadat Hossain, a local teacher. The liquor was sold from over a dozen shanties near Sangrampur railway station in the village with the same name of South 24 Parganas district. At least 148 people died and around 100 were still hospitalised after drinking spurious liquor in

the shanties at Sangrampur. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered a Criminal Investigation Department probe into the liquor deaths in Sangrampur, barely 50km from capital Kolkata. She said 10 people have been arrested. IANS


Around the World

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

Beyond Borders

Russia circulates a surprise UN resolution on Syria crisis

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ussia has circulated a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending the crisis in Syria, in a move that surprised the Western nations. The draft condemns the violence by both Syria's government and the opposition, but does not mention sanctions. Western nations said the proposal was not tough enough but that they were prepared to work on the document. The West has been pushing the council to act on Syria for months, but Russia - and China - vetoed such proposals. In the latest violence in Syria, 27 security forces members were reportedly killed by army deserters. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths occurred in the

southern province of Deraa. International journalists face severe restrictions on their movements in Syria, and it is hard to verify reports. The UN believes more than 5,000 people have died in seven months of unrest, which the government of President Bashar al-Assad A file picture of IMF chief Christine Lagard AFP

blames on armed gangs. In a recent interview with the US network ABC, he said he had given no orders for violence to be used against protesters.

Clinton hopes

Russia circulated the draft resolution among the other 14 UN Security Council

members on Thursday. Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the document urged an end to the violence, but did not mention any sanctions.“The reaction of colleagues in the Security Council was very constructive,” he said. “They made a number of comments as to the text... and we said that we were looking forward to working with them, in order to adopt a text, a resolution of the security council, which will really bring about an end to violence and crisis in Syria.” The draft demands that “all parties” in Syria stop violence. But it also includes a new reference to “disproportionate use of force by Syrian authorities”, The document also "urges the Syrian government to put an end to suppression of those exercising their rights to freedom of expression.

If Pak fails, US is responsible: Khar

IMF calls for global unity to prevent a 1930s-style slump

GLOBE AT A GLANCE GADDAFI KILLING COULD BE A WAR CRIME: ICC PROSECUTOR The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor said on Thursday that there are serious suspicions that the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime. Luis Moreno Ocampo also said the Libyan government must tell the court by January 10 whether they will hand over Gaddafi's son Seif al- Islam. Kadhafi was captured and killed on October 23.

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French court gave a second sentence of life imprisonment late on Thursday night to the Venezuelan-born terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known as Carlos the Jackal, after finding him guilty of organising terrorist attacks in France. It was declared that the 62year-old, was the mastermind behind four 1980s bombings in France that killed 11 people and wounded more than 100.

Waves break onto the docks of the French town of Saint Malo. AFP

HAPPINESS LIES IN LOVE, HOMELAND IS LIFE: PUTIN Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that a person is happy if he is able to love. "Happiness lies in love," Putin said, speaking at a live Q&A session.“We often say that the homeland is our mother. Yes, our country is still sick, but you are not leaving your sick mother's bedside," Putin said, about Russian’s who had earlier left for permanent residence in other countries.

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he world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump unless countries settle their differences and work together to tackle Europe's deepening debt crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned. On a day that saw an escalation in the tit-for-tat trade battle between China and the United States and a deepening of the diplomatic rift between Britain and France, Christine Lagarde issued her strongest warning yet about the health of the global economy and said if the international community failed to co-operate the risk was of "retraction, rising protectionism, isolation". She added: “This is exactly the description of what happened in the 1930s, and what followed is not something we are looking forward to.” The IMF managing director's call came amid growing concern that 2012 will see Europe slide into a double-dip recession, with knock-on effects for the rest of the global economy.

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ISLAMABAD: The US would be held responsible if Pakistan failed in the war against terror, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Thursday. Khar told the Parliamentary Committee on National Security that relations with the US were ‘on hold’ and would proceed further if parliament allowed this, Geo TV reported. Bilateral relations were affected after a NATO air strike on two Pakistani army check-posts killed 24 soldiers in November. In retaliation, Pakistan closed NATO supply lines and ordered the US to vacate a key

air base in the country. The foreign minister said the war against terrorism cannot be won alone. On the US stopping $700 million in aid, Khar said Pakistan could contact other states for aid. Future relations with the US would be "clear, not confusing", she said.She said Pakistan wants cordial ties with other countries without compromising its national interests. "We will make policies keeping in view core objectives, national interests and wishes of the people," Associated Press of Pakistan quoted Khar as saying.

30-year-old Canadian woman has come up with a social networking website exclusively for females.The site Luluvise.com bans males from joining .It connects though other networking websites LinkedIn and Facebook. Since its launch Wednesday, it already has 1,000 users in 69 countries. "Luluvise uses Facebook to make registration easier. said it’s creator Alexandra Chong .

Vendors repair a bulb attached to a Christmas lantern, locally known as parol sold in Manila. AFP


Insight

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

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Costs per troop Annual operational costsper U.S. serviceperson in ... $694,000

$802,000

$483,000 $352,000

Afghanistan

Iraq

Dec. 2006 Saddam Hussein executed

US TROOP DEATHS IN IRAQ May 2003 President George W Bush Dec. 2003 announces end Saddam Hussein to major combat captured

Nov. 2004 Deadliest month for US troops, 137 killed

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Jan. 2005 First Iraqi elections

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846

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4,461

313

60

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30

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2004

2005

2006

2007

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20,200

34,500

23,600

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2008 6,400

2009 3,000

2010

2011

825

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115,032 War funding Estimated appropriations by Congress 2001-12*, in billions Total $1.42 trillion Iraq $823

Enhanced security $29

Afghanistan $557

Unallocat edcosts $6

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Afghanistan $6.2

Includes cost of training Afghan security forces, intelligence gathering (drones), U.S. personnel and equipment

119,493 deaths,

IT’S OVER The ‘freedom’ war waged by the US in Iraq has ended. The American flag has been lowered in Baghdad marking the end of almost eight years of US military operations. American President Barack Obama, in a speech to troops just returned from Iraq in North Carolina on Wednesday, lauded the "extraordinary achievement" of the military and said they were leaving with "heads held high". Before taking charge at the White House, Obama had promised the return of US troops from Iraq. He said the US left behind a “sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq"


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

The games people play

Spurs out despite win

Spurs’ Steven Pienaar (R) scores against Shamrock Rovers during the Europa League group A AFP match at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin

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4-0 win over Shamrock Rovers was not enough to see Tottenham through to the last 32 of the Europa League as Harry Redknapp’s European campaign ended in disappointment and anger in Dublin. Goals from Steven Pienaar, Andros Townsend, Jermain Defoe and Harry Kane gave Tottenham a comprehensive victory over the Irish part-timers, but Rubin Kazan’s 1-1 draw at PAOK Salonika meant the favourites for

Group A crashed out. The match took an ugly turn with 20 minutes to go when Redknapp reacted angrily to barracking from the Shamrock fans by appearing to aim a defiant clenched-fist gesture towards them from the edge of his technical area. Richard Brush was barely tested until Danny Rose’s miscued shot flew goal-wards and the Rovers goalkeeper backtracked to tip on to the crossbar with 25 minutes gone. The move seemed to spark

Tottenham in to life and they started to play with more confidence. Spurs needed Kazan to lose in Greece and to overturn a five-goal deficit in goal difference, and when news filtered through that the Russians were down to 10 and 1-0 down, Spurs upped the ante, taking the lead through Pienaar just before the half hour. He was given space in the box and fired into the far corner with a deflected effort from 18 yards. Brush showed good reflexes to tip Pienaar’s ambitious lob

wide before Townsend, given acres of space in the box, took a touch and curled a sweet shot into the Shamrock goal to make it 2-0. Brush came under further attack towards the end of the first half, saving well from Defoe, before the former West Ham hit-man made it 3-0. Townsend raced down the left and laid the ball off for Defoe, who spun on his heels and calmly slotted home in the final minute of the half. After the break Karl Sheppard raced on to a through ball and was hauled down by Carlo Cudicini, but the Italian’s blushes were saved when the linesman correctly judged that the striker was offside. Shamrock thought they should have had a penalty when Sheppard went down under a tackle from Younes Kaboul in the box but the referee gave nothing. With 20 minutes left, an irate Redknapp appeared to flick a defiant gesture towards the away fans who had chanted critical songs about him almost constantly throughout the match. AssouEkotto came off for Yago Falque with seven minutes left before Niko Kranjcar curled a dipping shot just over the bar. Kane got on the end of Townsend’s assist to tap home in the last minute, but it proved worthless. EVENING STANDARD

Balotelli, Richards row on training ground

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ario Balotelli’s remarkable penchant for embroiling himself in controversy at Manchester City has resurfaced in the form of a training-ground confrontation with his team-mate Micah Richards, reported The Guardian. The two players clashed towards the end of a practice match when Richards accused Balotelli, who was on the same team, of not running hard enough. Witnesses reported that words were

exchanged before the two players squared up. Richards, in particular, seemed aggrieved by what had been said and the defender had to be restrained by James Milner and Yaya Touré as he sought to prolong the argument. City’s manager, Roberto Mancini, also got involved to keep them apart. The incident has been described as minor behind the scenes, where it has been stressed that it was quickly forgotten once the players had

returned to the dressing room. They are understood to have shaken hands and Richards responded to the Guardian breaking the story by posting a message on his Twitter site

describing them as “all good”. Richards added: “These things happen in training & we shook hands after. It shows passion!” It will, however, be added to the increasingly lengthy list of misdemeanours involving Balotelli at a time when Mancini openly admits being exasperated about the striker’s apparent inability to conform. It is also far from ideal when it comes to City’s preparations for Sunday’s game at home against Arsenal. ES

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nited States international Landon Donovan has agreed to join Everton on a two-month loan from MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The agreement, which was reached on Thursday following recent discussions between Everton, LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer, is pending paperwork that needs to be finalised. Once that is completed, Donovan will join Everton over the Christmas period and would be eligible to face Bolton on January 4. The loan deal would last until after the derby against Liverpool on February 25.

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arry Redknapp risks disciplinary action from Uefa after making an angry gesture towards opposing fans as Tottenham Hotspur exited the Europa League. Redknapp was the target of taunting from a section of Shamrock Rovers supporters throughout his team’s 4-0 win in Dublin. The chants centred on the manager’s trial next month on charges of cheating the public revenue and Redknapp was so riled that midway through the second half he responded with what appeared to be an ‘up-yours’ gesture.

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eltic crashed out of the Europa League despite a valiant effort as they recorded a 1-1 draw against Udinese in their final Group I game at the Stadio Friuli. The visitors, needing victory to go through into the knockout stages, took the lead in the 29th minute when Gary Hooper took advantage of a mix-up in the Udinese defence to tap in from a yard out. But veteran striker Antonio Di Natale notched from close range himself with seconds remaining in the first half after Celtic defender Cha Du-ri inadvertently headed into his path.

AVB SAYS LAMPARD WON’T GET SPECIAL TREATMENT Andre Villas-Boas today warned Frank Lampard he won’t get special treatment, even though he is one of the most celebrated players in Chelsea’s history. The midfielder scored the winner against Manchester City on Monday after coming on and then complained he hadn’t been told why he was left out of the starting XI for that match and the previous game, against Valencia. But Chelsea’s coach insists Lampard can’t take a place in the team for granted.


Desi Thunder Down Under

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SNIPPETS

WIZARDS IN OZ Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot on the second day of the cricket match against Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI at Manuka Oval in AFP Canberra on Friday

SHOCK RECALL TO TEST TEAM FOR SIMON KATICH LIKELY SYDNEY: Opener Simon Katich could be in line for a shock recall to Australia’s Test team, reports said Friday, just weeks after being disciplined for outspoken comments about captain Michael Clarke. The 36-year-old was reprimanded by a Cricket Australia hearing this month after he accused Clarke of playing a part in his axing from the Australian team, despite averaging 45 runs in his 56 Tests. Katich was controversially dropped from Cricket Australia’s contract list in June and he said at the time he doubted he would play for his country again as long as Clarke was skipper. But Channel Nine said Clarke was now behind a push to reinstate Katich as the team looks to address their batting woes.

‘Mankading’ at India’s first series in Australia

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ndia’s first ever tour of Australia was in 1947. Apart from being the inaugural tour, it was also special that the team represented the newly independent India. India was captained by Lala Amarnath while Australia was skippered by the legendary Don Bradman. For India, the series was a nigh wash-out losing four tests and drawing one, but there were several instances of individual brilliance from both sides with Bradman topping the lot. The second test in this series became infamous for ‘’Mankading’’: Vinoo Mankad ran out Australian batsman Bill Brown for backing up too far, despite being warned in the first test. The Oz press railed against Mankad calling the act unsportsmanlike.

India reply in kind CANBERRA: India’s first two-day match against the CA Chairman’s XI at the Manuka Oval on Friday ended in a draw. Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman chose to retire hurt after tea as India responded strongly on the second day. Tendulkar was on 92 and VVS Laxman on 57, with India still trailing Chairman’s XI’s first-innings total of 398/6 declared by 158 runs. Indians declared at 320 for six with Rohit Sharma and WP Saha at the crease. Earlier, opener Ajinkya Rahane fell to Jake Haberfield for just three, Later, Gautam Gambhir was dismissed by Glenn Maxwell for a 63-ball 35. Gambhir hit six boundaries, while stand-in skipper Rahul Dravid fell soon after lunch, caught by Peter George at mid-on off the bowling of Cameron Boyce. He scored an elegant 45. However, Tendulkar stayed put and steadied the innings with a 133-run partnership with Laxman. Virat Kohli scored just one run before being caught and bowled by CJ Boyce. Rohit Sharma is continuing the Indian fightback along with WP Saha. Sharma is on 56 off 80 balls hitting eight fours and a six. Saha is on 23. Earlier on Thursday, Tom Cooper and

Wes Robinson scored centuries and shared a 226-run partnership to lift the CA Chairman XI to 398 for six declared on a docile pitch after Dravid won the toss and elected to field. Cooper’s unbeaten 182 contained 24 boundaries and three sixes, while Robinson’s 143 featured six big sixes — including five off test hopeful Pragyan Ojha. CA Chairman 398/6d India 320/6d (83.1 ov) AM Rahane (c Boyce b Haberfield) 3 G Gambhir (c Broad b Maxwell) 35 R Dravid (c George b Boyce ) 45 SR Tendulkar (rtd out) 92 VVS Laxman (rtd out) 57 RG Sharma not out 56 Virat Kohli c c & b Boyce 1 WP Saha not out 23 Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 2) 8 Total (6 wickets) 320 Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Rahane), 2-74 (Gambhir), 3-107 (Dravid, 32.2 ov), 4-240 (Tendulkar, 60.6 ov), 5-240 (Laxman, 60.6 ov), 6-246 (Kohli, 64.3 ov) Bowling: PR George 19-7-38-0, JA Haberfield 12-3-54-1, JK Lalor 12-1-45-0, MJ Maxwell 172-84-1, CJ Boyce 18-1-74-2 WM Robinson 3-08-0, JA Burns 2.1-0-11-0

ISHANT IS OKAY, ASSURE TEAM OFFICIALS CANBERRA: The Indian team management quelled concerns over Ishant Sharma’s fitness after the pacer walked off bowling just 5.3 overs on the opening day of their first practice match against Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI on Thursday. Sharma sent scare through the Indian camp when he left the field without completing his sixth over about half an hour before lunch at the Manuka Oval. Team officials, however, insisted that Sharma merely needed to remove some strapping from his ankle that had loosened and become uncomfortable. They further added that since Sharma was slated to bowl only six overs in this match, there was little point strapping him up again for the remaining three balls.

OZ’S INJURY WOES WORSEN WITH WARNER JOINING LIST MELBOURNE: Australia’s injury woes worsened with explosive batsman David Warner complaining of stiffness in his back. Warner now joins Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh on the list of the injured. Also worrying Australia are the injuries of fast bowlers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle. Their injuries are minor and are expected to be fit for the first test against India on December 26. Warner had scored his maiden Test century against New Zealand.


H‑Factor

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

Holistic view of mind, body and soul

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Consensus on parenting must

Replaced hip gets a boost via walking skills training Physical therapy helps to improve walking endurance as well as ability to perform strenuous tasks like climbing stairs

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esearchers in Norway report that patients who receive walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function. The program, which continued 12 months following hip replacement surgery, brought a positive effect on the capability to walk and climb stairs. Results of the study appear in Arthritis Care & Research. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease where loss of cartilage in affected joints such as the knees, hips, fingers or spine causes pain and stiffness that can be disabling. In some cases, the only treatment option for OA is total replacement of the joint, known as arthroplasty. The World Health Organization estimates that 10 per cent of men and 18 per cent of women of 60 years and above suffer from OA. In the US, the National Hospital Discharge Survey reported that 230,000 Americans had hip replacement surgery in 2007. Previous research reported pain relief, a return to daily functioning, and maintaining an active lifestyle to be high priorities for hip replacement patients. Yet, despite improve-

ments in pain and mobility following surgery, studies have shown patients with hip replacements had more walking impairment compared to healthy peers, and displayed poorer hip flexibility and muscle strength. “Physical therapy, particularly exercises that increase strength and improve walking, is a major component of patient rehabilitation,” said Kristi Elisabeth Heiberg, a PhD candidate at the Oslo University and lead author of the current study.

To investigate the effects of a walking skills training program on walking, stair-climbing, balance, physical function, and pain, the research team recruited participants undergoing total hip arthroplasty at two hospitals in the Oslo area. Patients were enrolled consecutively from October 2008 through March 2010, with 68 patients randomised to either a training group (35) or in the control group (33). Participants had a mean age of 66 years, with 35 women and 33 men tak-

ing part in the study. Participants in the training group engaged in 12 sessions that were led by a physical therapist twice a week. Each 70minute session was solely performed in weight-bearing positions and included activities such as sitting to standing, walking over obstacles, walking with turns, and climbing stairs. The aim of the training program was to improve patients’ flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, and walking endurance following surgery. Results show those who took part in the walking program displayed significant improvement in physical performance measures and self-reported physical functioning at five months following surgery compared to the control group. Compared to baseline measures (three months post surgery), 66 per cent of subjects in the training group and 15 per cent in the control group improved their walking distance to 50 metres or more by the fifth month. At 12 months post surgery the training group showed greater improvement than the control. “The training program was well tolerated by patients and no complications were reports,” concludes Ms Heiberg.

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seem to be going through a very tough phase with my 2-year-old son. He was quite normal till he was one-anda-half years old but has become exactly opposite of what he used to be. “He wants his way all the time and if he does not get what he wants, he starts crying loudly and sometimes even bangs his head on the wall. “My husband and I differ totally in our parenting methods. I feel it’s alright for a child to cry sometimes and my husband thinks just the opposite. So we end up fighting and at the end of the day all three of us are miserable. “I know all this is part of growing up and ‘terrible twos’ and all that, but I need help. Between father and son I think I am going crazy and becoming a nervous wreck.” Please stay calm. This is a very common story in many a household. Firstly, you need to address the issue of your varied parenting styles. You have to discuss this in your kid’s absence and come to a an understanding. Crying does not harm the child as much as the divergence in parenting styles. It is more important that you both agree with each other, at least in front of your child and deal with your differences later. If you don’t do this, the child receive confusing inputs. Never hit your child. It will only make matters worse. Remember, anger towards children should always be only simulated and not real. (The writer is a paediatrician practising at Andromeda Centre, Hyderabad. You can write in to her at kiran_krishnamurti@hotmail.com)


Golden Globes Special

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The Artist

The Ides of March

6 nominations: Best motion picture, musical or comedy; Best director (Michel Hazanavicius); Best performance by an actor in a musical or comedy (Jean Dujardin); Best supporting actress (Bérénice Bejo); Best Screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius) and Best original score (Ludovic Bource)

The Descendants 5 nominations: Best motion picture, drama; Best director (Alexander Payne); Best actor in a motion picture, drama (George Clooney); Best supporting actress (Shailene Woodley) and Best screenplay (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash)

The Help 5 nominations: Best motion picture, drama; Best actress in a motion picture, drama (Viola Davis); Best supporting actress (Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer) and Best original song (Mary J Blige)

Midnight in Paris 4 nominations: Best motion picture, musical or comedy; Best director (Woody Allen); Best performance by an actor in a musical or comedy (Owen Wilson) and Best screenplay (Woody Allen)

The Ides of March

SILENCE IS GOLDEN AT THE GLOBES The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Help

4 nominations: Best motion picture, drama; Best director (George Clooney); Best actor in a motion picture, drama (Ryan Gosling) and Best screenplay (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon)

Moneyball 4 nominations: Best motion picture, drama; Best actor in a motion picture, drama (Brad Pitt); Best supporting actor (Jonah Hill) and Best screenplay (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin)

Albert Nobbs Three nominations: Best actress in a motion picture, drama (Glenn Close); Best supporting actress (Janet McTeer) and Best original song (Sinead O'Connor)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2 nominations: Best actress in a motion picture, drama (Rooney Mara) and Best original score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

Other surprising developments

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The Artist

n Cars 2, the worst-reviewed Pixar movie of all-time rolled right into the Animated Feature race; n SAGs contender Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) couldn't crack the crowded Supporting Actress category; n There were no would-be breakthrough nominations for Uggie the dog (The Artist) and Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes); n Clint Eastwood's J Edgar was absent from every category, save Best Drama Actor; n Midnight in Paris' Woody Allen is up for Best Director over the likes of Malick (and Eastwood); n Glenn Close got a songwriting nod to go with her Best Drama Actress nod, both for Albert Nobbs; n Matt Damon's We Got a Zoo, which hasn't had a breaktrhough anywhere else, didn't have one here, either — it got zip; and, n Irish actor Brendan Gleeson seemingly came out of nowhere to nab a ComedyMusical Actor nod for the low-profile The Guard.


Brave New World

New method to cool computer chips

System for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool lasers and other devices too — more efficiently

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he surprising discovery of a new way to tune and enhance thermal conductivity — a basic property generally considered to be fixed for a given material — gives engineers a new tool for managing thermal effects in smart phones and computers, lasers and a number of other powered devices. The finding was made by a group of engineers headed by Deyu Li, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, and published online in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Li and his collaborators discovered that the thermal conductivity of a pair of thin strips of material called boron nano-ribbons can be enhanced by up to 45 per cent depending on the process that they used to stick the two ribbons together. Although the research was conducted with boron nano-ribbons, the results are applicable to other thin film materials. An entirely new way to control thermal effects “This points at an entirely new way to control thermal effects that is likely to have a significant impact in microelectronics on the design of smart phones and computers, in optoelectronics on the design of lasers and LEDs, and in a number of other fields,” said Greg Walker, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt and an expert in thermal transport who was not directly involved in the research. According to Li, the force that holds the two nano-ribbons together is a weak electrostatic attraction called the van der Waals force. “Traditionally, it is widely believed that the phonons that carry heat are scattered at van der Waals interfaces, which makes the ribbon bundles’ thermal conductivity the same as that of each ribbon. What we discovered is in sharp contrast to this classical view. We show that phonons can cross these interfaces without

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

From the world of science & research

Ability to love takes root early

T being scattered, which significantly enhances the thermal conductivity,” said Li. In addition, the researchers found that they could control the thermal conductivity between a high and a low value by treating the interface of the nano-ribbon pairs with different solutions.

The enhancement is reversible One of the remarkable aspects of the effect Li discovered is that it is reversible. For example, when the researchers wetted the interface of a pair of nano-ribbons with isopropyl alcohol, pressed them together and let them dry, the thermal conductivity was the same as that of a single nano-ribbon. However, when they wetted them with pure alcohol and let them dry, the thermal conductivity was enhanced. Then, when they wetted them with isopropyl alcohol again, the thermal conductivity dropped back to the original low value. “It is very difficult to tune a fundamental materials property such as thermal conductivity and the demonstrated tuneable thermal conductivity makes the research especially interesting,” Walker said. One of the first areas where this new knowledge is likely to be applied is in thermal management of microelectronic devices like computer chips. Today, billions to trillions of transistors are jammed into chips the size of a fingernail. These chips generate so much heat that one of the major factors in their design is to prevent overheating. In fact, heat management is one of the major reasons behind today’s multi-core processor designs. “A better understanding of thermal transport across interfaces is the key to achieving better thermal management of microelectronic devices,” Li said.

Design of nano-composites Another area where the finding will be important is in the design of ‘nano-composites’ — materials made by embedding nanostructure additives such as carbon nano-tubes to a host material such as various polymers — that are being developed for use in flexible electronic devices, structural materials for aerospace vehicles and a variety of other applications.

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he ability to trust, love, and resolve conflict with loved ones starts in childhood — way earlier than you may think. That is one message of a new review of the literature in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Your interpersonal experiences with your mother during the first 12 to 18 months of life predict your behaviour in romantic relationships 20 years later,” says psychologist Jeffry Simpson, the author, with University of Minnesota colleagues W Andrew Collins and Jessica E Salvatore. “Before you can remember, before you have language to describe it, and in ways you aren’t aware of, implicit attitudes get encoded into the mind,” about how you’ll be treated or how worthy you are of love and affection. While those attitudes can change with new relationships, introspection, and therapy, in times of stress old patterns often reassert themselves. The mistreated infant becomes the defensive arguer; the baby whose mom was attentive and supportive works through problems, secure in the goodwill of the other person. This is an ‘organisational’ view

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f you can figure out what those old models are and verbalise them,” and if you get involved with a committed, trustworthy partner, says Simpson, “you may be able to revise your models and calibrate your behaviour differently.” Old patterns can be overcome. A betrayed baby can become loyal. An unloved infant can learn to love. of human social development. Explains Simpson, “People find a coherent, adaptive way, as best as they can, to respond to their current environments based on what’s happened to them in the past.” What happens to you as a baby affects the adult you become: It’s not such a new idea for psychology — but solid evidence for it has been lacking. Simpson, Collins, and Salvatore have been providing that evidence; investigating the links between mother-infant relationships and later love partnerships. Their subjects are 75 children of lowincome mothers whom they have been assessing from birth into their early 30s, including their close friends and romantic partners.

NO MONKEY BUSINESS THIS Fluctuations in the fruit supply on the island of Borneo often leave wild orangutans deficient in protein, researchers have found


F‑Folio

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

Because you are what you wear

A commerce graduate who ditched everything for the ramp, model Zoheb Yusuf has charmed the fashion world with his unkempt good looks and youthful style

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MODEL WATCH

Tell us something interesting about you. I am a Gemini who is 6 feet 2 inches tall. The team I support is Chelsea. I am a cat person and I have a Persian cat who I love to bits and his name is Rocco. How many years have you walked the earth? Well, walking for me really started when I started modelling so I would say about nine years of walking and walking in style. Your first stint with the camera? My first shoot was at a resort. It was a great experience and it was shot outdoors in the pool, on the lawns and there was also a studio set-up. So I got a taste of everything there. What will you not leave home without? A fashionable pair of sunglasses. I love my dark glasses. Your wardrobe essentials are... Fitted jeans, basic polos, a black formal suit, a white shirt and shoes, which include formal, casual and running. Sexiest item in a man’s wardrobe is... His boxers! I practically live in them when I am at home. They are the most comfortable. Who is your favourite model and why? Arjun Rampal because he has the right looks and also he handled his career very well that’s why he is so successful. It’s not easy what he has done. Being a male model, he has achieved a lot. Projects that people can spot you in...

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STYLE United Colours of Benetton, Max, Kingfisher etc. Also, most of the fashion weeks and good shows around. What’s your sexiest asset? Right now it’s my 3D television and my Harman/Kardon speakers or should I have said my looks like most of them?

If not modelling then what would you have been doing? I would surely have been playing some sport as a professional. I did grow up playing a lot of sports in boarding school and was very attached to them. Challenges faced in the modelling industry...

There are a lot of challenges. You have to maintain yourself always and be well-groomed. Then there is fitness, the unending competition and the subsequent rivalry. New looks every season, that’s what the clients want and we have to deliver to keep off the monotony. Taniya Talukdar

What inspired you to become a model? To be honest, a lot my friends were models and they always asked, “why don’t you come and model too, its fun,” I was never too keen but then I met the master himself — Prasad Bidapa. He is so good! And then there was no looking back. Advice to upcoming models... Be true to the assignment you are doing, be punctual and be patient because this industry does test your patience and most of all accept rejections. One can’t get all the campaigns and walk all the shows in the country. You should respect the client’s decision when you get rejected. It’s not that you are not good; it’s because they have a certain look in mind. Your movie aspirations... To be honest, I am not too keen or interested in doing movies. I love watching them and I enjoy the fact that I am a fashion model so I know by now that I don’t fit into that space. But if they make something out of the box and I am offered, why not?


Design

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO Lego products have dominated our play rooms since its inception in 1949. Lego’s popularity is demonstrated by its wide representation and usage in many forms of cultural works, including books, films, art work and even the news. Some of the world’s most talkedabout events have been given a new twist with depictions created in Legoland

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1. THE ROYAL WEDDING

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Lego model depicting the scene of the Royal Wedding on March 30, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The scene is set in front of Buckingham Palace and includes models of the wedded couple, well-wishers, tourists and media.

2. OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT

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wee plastic protester holds a sign saying, ‘I am too big to fail’, in Occupy Lego Land, a lighthearted diorama on display in New York’s Zuccotti Park that serves as a microcosm of the wider Occupy Wall Street movement.

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n this photo illustration made of Legos, United States President Barack Obama appears with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel as they played down the prospect of a doubledip recession.

4. CORNERING GADDAFI

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his Lego illustration shows the fighting in Libya between anti-Gaddafi forces and loyalists as the rebels mounted a massive attack on Gaddafi’s forces in Sirte eventually killing Gaddafi in the ordeal.

5. CHARLIE SHEEN

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roubled star Charlie Sheen was fired from the sets of hit TV sitcom Two and a Half Men after he rejected requests by its broadcast network to enter rehabilitation.

INNOVATIVE DESIGNS AT THE BOTTOM

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Magic Screen

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

The glamour behind the glitz

A Rockstar audience will not watch Lanka Debutant director Maqbool Khan’s recently released Lanka might have not been able to stir the required response at the box-office but that will not deter him Taniya Talukdar taniya.t@postnoon.com

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irector Anubhav Sinha had tweeted, “Just saw #LANKA. @bajpayeemanoj is unbelievably awesome. MUST WATCH. @Maqbool_khan a fantastic Director arrives,” after watching Lanka, which was directed by his assistant of 10 years, Maqbool Khan. Apart from this, Anubhav had also gone ahead and thrown a bash for his friend after the release of the film but somehow the film did not garner the success it deserved. “The film was not promoted well. The marketing plan wasn’t up to the mark,” informs Maqbool, going on to add, “As a director, it wasn’t my call, rather the production house should have come up with a marketing strategy for the film and I did not get a chance to interfere. But I guess such things happen.” Prod the director a little more and he says,

“A lot of things came to my mind. This being my first release, I wanted things to work out better but just at the time of the release, the producer, Vikram Bhatt, was busy in Jodhpur shooting for his upcoming film.” The buzz is that Vikram was and is still busy shooting for Dangerous Ishq, which is a comeback vehicle for Karisma Kapoor. Even if Maqbool is miffed with Vikram, he isn’t showing it, rather he is happy and concentrating on the fact that people who have seen his film are liking and appreciating it. “People who have watched it have liked it, though not many people will know about it to come and watch it in theatres. I have received positive responses from a lot of wellknown journalists, though some did rip it apart. But then you can’t always make everyone happy,” offers Maqbool going on to add, “The film has got some great performances and I am happy that I have

made a good film.” Lanka is definitely not a film for the masses, “A few people have told me, ‘The film is good but it lacks entertainment.’ Well, a Rockstar audience is definitely not going to watch my film. The film deals with a dark subject and knowingly I have kept the entertainment factor away. I have made the film for a niche audience so I can’t expect everyone to like it,” shares Maqbool. Lanka is inspired from a true story and has Manoj Bajpai playing the protagonist, “Manoj plays the most powerful guy in a hamlet of UP where he gets into a physical relation with a much younger girl. Though people there know about it, they are not able to do anything. Arjan Bajwa, who plays his brother in the film causes his downfall,” explains the director. Lanka is a more or less modernday adaptation of the Ramayan, “Nobody ever dealt with the subject of Raavan and Vibhishan’s relation-

ship and I found it quite interesting to explore,” quips Maqbool. The fact that the film doesn’t boast of any well known stars might be another reason for it losing out at the box-office, “I know my film doesn’t have any stars and that was the way I wanted it. The role was written keeping Manoj in mind. We wanted an actor who had that kind of intensity in his eyes. We were pretty much convinced that no one else could do the role. And we also knew that though Manoj has his set of fan following, he was no superstar to draw the crowd to a theatre,” says Maqbool. The director who had made a film earlier for his friend, Anubhav Sinha’s production house, called Kabootar, is now going to be extra cautious of the production house he makes his next film with. “The production house should be strong enough to publicise the film well,” he advises before signing off.

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Magic Screen

The glamour behind the glitz

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o celebrate its 100th anniversary, Paramount Pictures announced that starting with Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, the studio will unveil its newest logo. It’s a lush, photorealistic variation of the classic mountain peak that has made up the studio’s logo since it was conceived in 1916. The first logo was created in 1916, and already, the basics have been laid down: A single mountain peak; ‘Paramoun’ in a script-y typeface, with the ‘P’ especially swirly; and everything framed by a semi-circle of five-pointed stars. Curiously, though, there are 24 stars in the previous logo, the current version has 22.

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n yet another sign that the downfall of Western civilisation is nigh, Oscar-winning filmmaker/actor Clint Eastwood’s family will be the subject of a new E! reality series, though the man himself will — thankfully — only be making a couple of cameo appearances. But still...what? The news was broken by TMZ, which learned that Eastwood’s

Madonna signs record deal M adonna has reportedly signed a new record deal with Interscope. The entertainer has put pen to paper on a threealbum agreement with the label, the New York Post claims. “It’s just about keeping relevance so that she can tour. She is still in the demo phase, but the idea is to get the first album out early next year,” an industry source told the publication. Madonna signed a 10-year multirights deal worth $100 million (£65 million) with events company Live Nation in 2007 which covers touring and merchandise, and it is believed that this agreement will continue alongside the Interscope contract.

wife Dina and two of his daughters — Morgan, 15, and Francesca, 18 — are currently shooting a new reality series being produced by Bunim/Murray, the company behind such legendary television classics as Keeping up with the Kardashians and Bad Girls Club. The show will explore the idea of what it’s like to live in a family of “Hollywood royalty”.


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Douglas to get Monte Cristo award T wo-time Academy Award winner Michael Douglas has been tapped to receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Centre’s 12th annual Monte Cristo award in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the theatre community, both internationally

and in the US. His wife Catherine Zeta-Jones will present the honour at a gala dinner set for April 16, 2012 at New York City’s Edison Ballroom. Douglas began at the O’Neill Theatre, spending three summers from1966–68 and serving on the board of trustees since

1980. “My time at the O’Neill is one of the greatest influences on my life and career. For an artist, it is a place unique in the world. I am delighted to accept this award from an organisation, which has helped shape American theatre,” Douglas said.

Demi Moore not letting go of twitter name

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he 49-year-old actress — who announced last month she was divorcing Ashton Kutcher, her husband of six years — has hit out at her fans on the social networking website who have been demanding she changes the moniker, but she does not see it as a ‘top priority’ in her life. In a rare tweet since announcing her marriage split, she wrote: “Changing my twitter name isn’t a top priority right now. sorry it bothers so many of u. should I not tweet until I do? does it really matter? (sic)” Despite being a prolific user of twitter during her relationship with Ashton, Demi — who has more than 4.3 million followers on the micro-blogging website — has posted messages just three times since November 26.

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eorge Clooney has been known to go to great lengths for a prank. Turns out he’ll do the same for a dog. The actor, now starring in The Descendants, tells Esquire magazine that he first saw his new dog Einstein, a rescued ‘part cock-

er spaniel or something’, on the Internet. He immediately called the shelter and asked to adopt the dog. The shelter officials said it was up to the dog to like Clooney. “I start to panic that Einstein is not going to like me,” Clooney says. “So I run into the kitchen, where I have these turkey

meatballs, and I rub them all over my shoes... Who knew Einstein was such a food whore on top of everything? He throws himself at my feet.” Einstein instantly had a new home, “and forever, now, he just thinks of me as the guy with the meatball feet. I can do no wrong. He follows me everywhere.”


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The great juggling act It’s the season of bilingual and dubbed films in two of the biggest regional film industries in the country. Telugu and Tamil actors are looking to expand their market across borders. We find out more about this latest trend Top 5 bilingual films to watch out for n Eega n Thaandavam n Vishwaroopam n Untitled Gautham Menon, Nani’s film n Love Failure Hemanth Kumar hemanth.k@postnoon.com

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ubbed films have become an integral part of Telugu cinema and there’s no denying that stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Suriya, Vikram and Karthi have a considerable market in Andhra Pradesh. Apart from the actors, films made by directors like Shankar, Mani Ratnam, Gautham Menon and Selvaraghavan have had a great run at the box-office for a long time. Now, there’s a new trend emerging in both Telugu and Tamil film industries, which might turn out to be a win-win situation for everyone. Bilingual films are in vogue and so is the trend of dubbing Telugu films in Tamil and Malayalam. In 2012, films like The Businessman, Eega, Endhukante Premanta, Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara, the untitled Gautham Menon-Nani’s film, Love Failure and several other films will be simultaneously released in Telugu and Tamil. “It’s about time people from the Telugu and Tamil film industries collaborate with each other to expand both our markets,” says Venkat Prabhu, who recently directed the smash hit Mankatha starring Ajith and Trisha. He’s currently writing the script for his next film, which reportedly has Suriya and Ravi Teja in lead roles. “Casting Telugu actors in Tamil films (and vice versa), makes more sense when one makes a bilingual film. Even if a Tamil film is dubbed in Telugu, it helps when you have a known face in the film to reach out to a wider audience both in India and abroad,” he says adding, “Bollywood has a huge market for their films and they recover the investment within two weeks. If Telugu and Tamil film industries stick together, we can definitely compete with the record margins generated by Hindi films.” Dhananjayan Govind, chief of

Top 5 dubbed films to watch out for n Veedinthe n Shakuni n 3 Rascals n Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan n Suriya’s Maatran UTV’s South Film business is upbeat about the production house’s upcoming bilingual film Thaandavam, which stars Vikram, Jagapathi Babu, Anushka and Amy Jackson in lead roles. “We cannot imagine South films collecting Rs50–150 crores at the box office a decade ago, which now has become a reality. Along with that, the market for bilingual and dubbed market has also grown. In our film, the characters required smart looking and possibly Tamil speaking actors, who can also connect with the Telugu audience and hence we have chosen our heroes from Telugu market also,” he says justifying the casting of Telugu actors in Tamil films. Rana Daggubati is another Telugu actor who’s all set to make his debut in Tamil in Vetri Maaran’s upcoming film Vada Chennai. Earlier this year, Sharwanand had acted in M Saravanan’s Engeyum Eppodhum, which went on to become a huge hit and recently Allari Naresh was seen in Samuthirakani’s Poraali. Both these films have been dubbed in Telugu as Journey and Sangarshana. Nani is currently part of SS Rajamouli’s Eega and Gautham Menon’s upcoming film, both of which are among the most eagerly awaited films of 2012. “Shooting every scene twice to cater to both Telugu and Tamil audience is turning out to be a nightmare,” Rajamouli said in a lighter vein to explain the effort involved in making a bilingual film. Mahesh Babu is a popular actor in Tamil Nadu and his recent film Dookudu got a huge opening in Chennai. The buzz is that he’s going to dub for himself for the Tamil version of his next film The Businessman, which is going to release on January11. Trade pundits are viewing this latest trend of bilingual films as a good move for both the film industries. How the success or failure of these films will have an impact on the expansion of market in the near future remains to be seen.


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@sneha_ullal Long and tiring day..Got some amazing scripts to listen to..very excited..will update soon..goodnight for now

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@shrutihaasan Finally done with a long day at work!shooting a super song! Pawan kalyan garu had everyone cheering on sets!fun!!

Actor_Siddharth Walked the ramp at the opening show of Hyderabad international fashion week for my darling superstar friend Asmita Marwah...so proud of her!

@RanaDaggubati Thank you all for the wishes, had a blast the last 2days. Really blessed to have friends like mine. love to them always.

Lakshmi Manchu bags a role in Mani Ratnam’s next!

@ LakshmiManchu Ok..phew.. I just signed a movie w Manirathnam. My first Tamil film. He is the first man who influenced me 2 b in films.Dreams do come true.

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@Hansika Jus watched @Udhaystalin rehearsing for our song .. N trust me guys he has shocked me ! U got wait n watch out for this one :) ...

@themohanbabu Back home in Hyderabad. No place like home. Missing my Little grandchildren. So much happiness thinking about them.

@actressanjjanaa) So much to plan for 2012,so looking fwd to it,its an unexpected off fo me 2day followed by a flight to hyd 2row,:-) peaceful day @ hom :-)


Chai Time 1400 Naadi Aadajanme 1430 Pavitra 1500 Movie 1800 Sri Shanidevuni Mahimalu 1830 Vasantha Kokila 1900 Chinnari Pelli Kuturu 1930 Anna Chellelu 2000 Pellipandiri 2030 Edureetha 2100 Money Money 2200 CID 2300 Vasantha Kokila 2330 Alajadi 0700 Slot 0730 Maa Punyakshetralu 0800 Ayurvedam 0830 Real City 0900 Movie

1400 Kannavaari Kalalu 1430 Maavichiguru 1500 Jeevitha Chakram 1530 Movie 1800 Jai Shri Krishna 1830 Shraavani Subramaniam 1900 Mandhara 1930 Auto Bharthi 2000 No. 23, Mahalakshmi Nivasam 2030 Mogali Rekulu 2100 Aparanji 2130 Devatha 2200 Mamathala Kovela 2230 Sree Mathi Sree 2300 Gemini Vaarthalu 0700 Gemini Vaarthalu 0730 Subhalagnam - Live 0800 Gemini Talkies 0830 24 Frames 0900 Special Programmes 0930 Movie 1200 Movie

1400 [V] Behind The Sins 1430 [V] D3 Dil Dosti Dance 1500 [V] Humse Hai Life 1530 [V] Trailers 1600 [V] Zabardast Hits 1800 [V] Fresh Songs 1830 [V] Humse Hai Life 1900 [V] D3 Dil Dosti Dance 1930 [V] Humse Hai Life 2000 [V] Love Net 2100 [V] Behind The Sins 2130 [V] Trailers 2155 [V] Fresh Songs 2200 [V] Steal Ur Girlfriend 2300 [V] Humse Hai Life 2330 [V] D3 Dil Dosti Dance 0700 [V] Trailers 0730 [V] Zabardast Hits 0800 [V] Mind Blasting Mornings 1100 [V] Fresh Songs 1200 [V] Humse Hai Life

‘[V] Humse Hai Life’ at 1930 Hrs on CHANNEL [V]

1300 News Now At 1 1330 News Now 1800 6 PM 1830 Live Report 1900 Primetime 1930 The Game 2000 News Now At 8 2030 Live Report 2100 The Newshour 2200 10 PM 2230 E Now 2300 News Now At 11 2330 News Now Overnight 0900 News Now 0930 The Hidden Truth 1000 News Now

‘The Game’ at 1930 Hrs only on TIMES NOW

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

Telly sitcoms, news and movie listings

1400 Abhishekam 1430 Aadade Aadharam 1500 Antahpuram 1530 Aakasa Ganga 1600 Prema Mandiram 1630 Jagadeeswari 1700 Paduta Teeyaga 1800 Devimahathyam 1830 Puttadi Bomma 1900 Kumkuma Rekha 1930 Manasu Mamata 2000 Chandra Mukhi 2030 Bharyamani 2100 Etv News 2130 Wow - Game Show 2245 Movie 0700 Etv News 0730 Subhamastu 0800 Jeevana Jyothi 0830 Tollywood Time 0900 Movie 1130 Abhiruchi

1400 Ardhangi 1430 Movie 1800 Veera Naari Jhansi Laxmi Bhai 1830 Kalavari Kodallu 1900 Chinna Kodalu 1930 Pasupukunkuma 2000 Muddu Bidda 2030 Radha Kalyanam 2100 Kanyadanam 2130 Baghyalakshmi Bumper Offer 2230 Shree 2300 Chitrapuri 2330 Latest Songs 0800 Subhamastu 0830 Bhakti Samacharam 0900 Movie 1230 Mee Inti Vanta 1300 Movie

‘Top 10 At 10’ at 2200 Hrs only on ET NOW 1400 The F And O Show 1430 Closing Trades 1600 Business Day 1730 Your Trades 1800 Rush Hour 1830 Tee Time With Shaili Chopra 1900 Global Business Report 1930 Business Express 2000 Business First 2030 Your Trades 2100 Business Tonight 2200 Top 10 At 10 2230 Et Insight 2300 Et Interview 2330 Your Trades 0700 Starting Up 0730 Et Insight 0800 Tee Time With Shaili Chopra 0830 The Market Makers 0900 Your Trades 0930 Investor's Guide 1000 Talking Technicals

‘My Shocking Story’ at 2300 Hrs on DISCOVERY 1400 Man Vs. Wild 1500 Prehistoric 1600 Dual Survival 1700 Emergency In Fukushima 1800 Killing For A Living 1900 Swamp Brothers 1930 Destroyed In Seconds 2000 Man Vs. Wild 2200 I Shouldn't Be Alive 2300 My Shocking Story 0700 Animals - The Inside Story 0800 A Year In The Wild 0900 Factory Made 0930 Destroyed In Seconds 1000 Norway Massacre - The Killer's Mind

1415 Csi - Crime Scene Investigation 1510 Wipeout 1605 Chef Academy 1700 Top Chef Masters 1800 Criss Angel Mindfreak 1900 India's Minute To Win It 2000 Sony Lifestyle Tv Magazine 2030 Ebuzz 2100 Minute To Win It 2200 Wipeout 2300 Criss Angel Mindfreak 0900 Sky Teleshopping 0930 Ebuzz 0955 Sony Lifestyle Tv Magazine 1020 Wipeout 1200 Minute To Win It

‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ at 2300 Hrs on AXN

‘Chandragupta Maurya’ at 2100 Hrs on IMAGINE 1400 Haar Jeet 1500 Nach Le Ve With Saroj Khan 1600 Haar Jeet 1700 Dharampatni 1800 Beendh Banuga Ghodi Chadhunga 1830 Sawaare Sabke Sapne – Preeto 1900 Nach Le Ve With Saroj Khan 2000 Dwarkadheesh - Bhagwan Shri Krishn 2030 Sawaare Sabke Sapne – Preeto 2100 Chandragupta Maurya 2200 Baba Aisa Varr Dhoondo 2230 Haar Jeet 2300 Sawaare Sabke Sapne – Preeto

1400 Hamari Saas Leela 1430 Hawan 1500 Veer Shivaji 1530 Uttaran 1600 Phulwa 1630 Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka 1700 Sasural Simar Ka 1730 Veer Shivaji 1800 Uttaran 1830 Balika Vadhu 1900 Hawan 1930 Sasural Simar Ka 2000 Balika Vadhu 2030 Veer Shivaji 2100 Phulwa 2130 Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka 2200 Uttaran 2230 Bigg Boss 2330 Balika Vadhu

‘Veer Shivaji’ at 2030 Hrs on COLORS

‘Pavitra Rishta’ at 2100 Hrs on ZEE TV 1400 Hitler Didi 1430 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein 1500 Bhagonwali 1530 Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli 1600 Pavitra Rishta 1630 Ram Milaye Jodi 1830 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein 1900 Ek Nayi Choti Si Zindagi 1930 Choti Bahu 2 2000 Hitler Didi 2030 Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli 2100 Pavitra Rishta 2130 Ram Milaye Jodi 2200 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein 2230 Bhagonwali 2300 Pavitra Rishta

1400 Saas Bina Sasuraal 1430 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 1500 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 1600 Crime Patrol - 2 2000 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 2045 Dekha Ek Khwaab 2130 Parvarrish - Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethi 2200 CID 2300 Crime Patrol - Dastak 2330 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 0700 Telebrands 0730 Sky Star Advertising 0900 Crime Patrol - 1 1000 Parvarrish - Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethi 1230 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai

‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’ at 2045 Hrs on SONY

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‘Navya’ at 2200 Hrs on STAR PLUS 1400 Sapnon Se Bharey Naina 1500 Navya 1530 Diya Aur Bati Hum 1600 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behnaa Hai 1630 Sasuraal Genda Phool 1700 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 1730 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 1800 Mann Ki Awaaz… Pratigya 1900 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 1930 Sasuraal Genda Phool 2000 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 2030 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behnaa Hai 2100 Diya Aur Bati Hum 2130 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 2200 Navya 2230 Mann Ki Awaaz… Pratigya 2300 Maryaada ... Lekin Kab Tak?

MOVIES OF THE DAY AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

1432 Lethal Weapon 3 1702 Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King 2100 Rush Hour 2 2249 Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince 0800 Friends 0830 Good Morning, Miami 0900 Friends 0930 The Island 1210 17 Again 1410 It's A Boy Girl Thing

1420 The Losers 1625 It's Complicated 1855 Octopus 2100 Clash Of The Titans 2320 Lost Boys - The Thirst 0610 Down To Earth 0755 Lost Boys - The Thirst 0945 The Blind Side 1235 Clash Of The Titans

1400 Scrubs 1430 Better With You 1500 The Real Housewives Of New Jersey 1600 Body Of Proof 1700 Scrubs 1730 Blender's Pride Fashion Tour 1800 E News 1900 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2000 Scrubs 2030 America's Funniest Home Videos 2100 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 2200 Body Of Proof 2300 Scrubs 2330 Better With You 0800 Body Of Proof 1000 My Wife And Kids 1100 Less Than Perfect 1200 Parks And Recreation 1330 Just For Laughs

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ at 2100 Hrs on ZEE CAFE

CID Storyline - Cops will come across to a mysterious case where a man who has won a lottery commits suicide the next day. What could be the reason for a happy man to commit suicide?

Sasural Simar Ka Storyline - Simar and Roli will reveal the rashawala's fraudness infront of the entire family. As the Rashanwala's is taking extra money on grocery terms.

‘CID’ at 2200 Hrs on SONY ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ at 1930 Hrs on COLORS

‘The Big Bang Theory’ at 2300 Hrs on STAR WORLD 1400 Masterchef USA 1500 Achievers Club 1600 The Big Bang Theory 1630 The Simpsons 1700 The Sheild 1800 Masterchef USA 1900 Love2 Hate U 2000 Two And A Half Men 2030 The Simpsons 2100 Masterchef USA 2200 The Sheild 2300 The Big Bang Theory 2330 Home Improvement 0700 Dexter 0800 The Sheild 1000 Terra Nova 1100 Love2 Hate U 1200 The Big Bang Theory 1300 Home Improvement

1400 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 1430 Chidiya Ghar 1500 R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya 1530 Lapataganj 1600 Fir 1630 Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo 1700 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 1830 R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya 1900 Chidiya Ghar 1930 Don't Worry Chachu !!! 2000 Chintu Chinky Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story 2030 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 2100 Chidiya Ghar 2130 R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya 2200 Lapataganj 2230 Fir 2300 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 2330 Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo 0800 Teleshopping 0900 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma

‘Chintu Chinky Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story’ at 2000 Hrs on SAB

‘Oye Lucky! Lucky! Oye’ at 1400 Hrs on ZOOM 1400 Movie - Oye Lucky! Lucky! Oye 1730 Star Bonanza 1800 Letz Go! 1900 Planet Bollywood News 1930 The Zoom Review Show 2000 Telly Talk 2030 Safi Zoom Anchor Hunt 2011 2100 Zabar 10 2130 The Zoom Review Show 2200 B - Tonite 2230 Link'D 2300 Bollywood Bonanza 0800 Red Carpet 0805 20 - 20 Songs 0825 Letz Go! 1000 20 - 20 Songs 1021 Letz Go! 1100 Zoom Box 1200 Garma Garam 1230 Bollywood Big Story 1300 Zabar 10 1330 Telly Talk

‘Clash Of The Titans’ at 2100 Hrs on HBO

1400 Weird Connections 1430 Mummy Autopsy 1530 Engineering Earthquakes 1630 Discovery Science Presents 1730 Frontline Battle Machines With Mike Brewer 1830 Best Of Discovery Science 1930 100 Greatest Discoveries 2030 Exodus Earth 2130 Some Assembly Required 2230 Mission Demolition 2330 The New Inventors 0700 How It's Made 0730 100 Greatest Discoveries 0830 Mummy Autopsy 0930 Mission Demolition 1030 Exodus Earth 1130 Some Assembly Required 1330 Is It True?

‘100 Greatest Discoveries’ at 1930 Hrs on DISCOVERY SCIENCE

‘How To Be A Gentleman’ at 2030 Hrs on BIG CBS PRIME 1430 Jerry Springer 1530 Aspire 1600 Survivor 1700 Bellator 1800 Galileo Extreme 1900 The Defenders 2000 Entertainment Tonight 2030 How To Be A Gentleman 2100 Big Wheels 2130 Aspire 2200 Lucha Libre 2300 CSI - Miami 0700 Galileo Extreme 0800 CSI - Crime Scene Investigation 0900 CSI - Miami 1000 The Defenders 1100 How To Be A Gentleman 1130 Big Wheels 1200 Galileo Extreme


Chai Time

KAKURO

How to Play Kakuro Kakuro is a popular game similar to sudoku in some ways. But is also suitably different. The key question: “How do you play Kakuro?”, well here are the rules of kakuro. The answer: The kakuro grid, unlike in sudoku, can be of any size. It has rows and columns, and dark cells like in a crossword. And, just like in a crossword, some of the dark cells will contain numbers. Some cells will contain two numbers. However, in a crossword the numbers reference clues. In a kakuro, the numbers are all you get! They denote the total of the digits in the row or column referenced by the number. Within each collection of cells - called a run - any of the numbers 1 to 9 may be used but, like sudoku, each number may only be used once. Let’s have an example to explain this concept more clearly: In the image above, which shows a section of a kakuro puzzle, you will see the numbers ‘26’ and ‘14’ in the top row. Look at the 14. This means that the total of the three cells underneath must sum to 14. Therefore 9, 4, 1 could be the answer, or perhaps 7, 4, 3 and so on... So, how do you work out the actual combination? Well, this is done through elimination and cross-referencing. For instance, as you work out the answers for other kakuro clues, this will naturally limit the valid combinations, and hence the answer for this particular run. Note the second cell in row two - it contains two numbers, 30 and 11. The 30 refers to the vertical run underneath the number 30 and the 11 refers to the two cells to the right, horizontally, of the number 11.

SCRIBBLING PAD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

Take a shot at the brain game while sipping your cuppa

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QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Exclamation of the workweary 5 Powerful person 10 Gooey sci-fi monster 14 Obey a bailiff’s order 15 Three-time AL batting champ Tony 16 Moreno or Hayworth 17 “Chestnuts roasting ___ open fire ...” 18 Scrabble pieces 19 Z ___ zebra 20 American explorer and filmmaker Johnson 21 Frost’s small nail or TV mystery host? 23 “Turandot” composer Giacomo 25 Alfa Romeo competitor 26 Shopper’s enticement 27 Thornton in “Sling Blade” 31 Number of hills in Roma? 33 Gangsters’ gals 34 Missouri-to-Maine dir. 35 Trash bag closers 36 “My Dinner with Andre” director Louis 37 Perturbed state 38 Always, in sonnets 39 Assume the role of 40 Heroes’ exploits 41 Mosque towers 43 Send a Dear John letter 44 Fan dancer Sally 45 Long, ribbon-shaped swimmer 48 Lynn’s humor or “M*A*S*H” co-star? 52 Fudge the facts 53 Flamboyant flair 54 Push forward 55 Claudia ___ Taylor (Lady Bird Johnson) 56 Goat cheese 57 Mailman’s territory 58 Cop’s territory 59 Flip 60 “Star Wars” planet 61 Gets it wrong

DOWN 1 Unit of scouts 2 Knife type 3 Asimov’s sea bird or American violinist? 4 Swampy land 5 Zero 6 “I was stuck in traffic at the time,” e.g. 7 Ill temper 8 Puts in too much gas, e,g, 9 ___ Day (French holiday) 10 Like a spoiled kid 11 The middle Simpson sibling 12 Pertaining to the ear 13 Financial institution 21 Needle 22 “Do the Right Thing” pizzeria 24 Some pets 27 Gaucho’s weapons 28 Crenshaw’s farm tool or “Zoolander” star?

29 Handling the matter 30 Aqueduct actions 31 Champagne flute part 32 ___-O (“Old MacDonald” refrain) 33 “The Bourne Identity” star 36 “Can’t Even Get the Blues” country singer 37 Kind of pity or praise 39 What the suspicious may smell 40 Encircled with a belt 42 Some soccer venues 43 Prison “screw” 45 “All that I am I ___ thee” (Psalms)

SUDOKU

46 Pear-shaped musical instrument 47 Warms up 48 Port for sailors? 49 Remedy for dry toast 50 Two-timing rodents? 51 Tater 55 16th president, familiarly PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER

THOUGHT OF THE DAY Have more than thou show, speak less than thou know. – Shakespeare


Chai Time STAR POWER

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

Your tomorrow today̶Star Power and Tarot THIRUVAIKUMAR

Date 17-12-2011

ARIES

thiruvaikumar@yahoo.co.in 040-27177230 / 9177596118

March 20 – April 18 Financial position looks sound. Income will increase gradually. Couples will be cordial. As Jupiter is in your rasi, you feel like fighting with all, but avoid such intention and keep calm.

TAURUS

April 19 – May 19 As Mars is in the 4th place, your will‑ power will be at its peak. Powerful VIPs will extend help. Court verdicts will go in your favour. Due to Venus, intention to buy a house or plot will materialise.

GEMINI

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

June 21 – July 21

July 22 – August 21

May 20 – June 20

As Jupiter is favourable, your financial situa‑ tion and influence will improve beyond expectations. Businessmen will get govt sops. Dealing in share market will bring profits. Introduction to VIPs likely.

As Jupiter is strong, you will befriend VIPs. You will be more focussed in jobs undertak‑ en. Misunderstanding with friends and rela‑ tives will be over. Daughter will get a suit‑ able alliance. Son will get a prosperous job.

As Sun is favourable, you will plan expenses well and reduce wasteful expen‑ diture. Some will undertake pilgrimage. VIPs and friends will extend their help. Some have chances to get the best job.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

October 23 – November 20

SAGITTARIUS November 21 – Dec 20

As Mercury is favourable, expected finances will come by. Bank loan for constructing your house will get sanc‑ tioned. You will ensure that family members enjoy all comforts.

As Venus and Mercury are favourable, you will resolve a longstanding problem, which will bring cheer to you. Funds from expect‑ ed sources will be received without fail. Fa‑ mily will be happy. Friends will extend help.

As Mars is favourable, all your new ef ‑ forts will be successful. You will pay the balance amount and register the proper‑ ty for which you have already paid ad‑ vance. Children will shine in studies.

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

January 20 – February 18 As Sun is favourable, even enemies will become friends. Political person‑ alities will extend help to you. Politi‑ cians will see their influence increase. Housing plan will get approved.

ARIES

TAURUS

GEMINI

Six of Cups – An old friend will find you on Facebook or through the good old telephone. The surprise will take you down memory lane and you come away feeling refreshed.

Three of Cups – Itʼs celebration time! Be prepared for a string of good news to hit you, regarding work and also family life. Time to relax and un‑ do the yearʼs stresses.

Two of Wands – Patience is key to make things work and allow them to happen on their own time and course. Donʼt make impul‑ sive decisions.

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

Ace of Wands – Youʼre brimming over with new ideas and you need to communicate these to the people who matter. Take notes of your ideas so you keep track.

The Hermit – This is a metaphor for the lonely person in se‑ arch of the light. You are that person today. Youʼre in the quest for deeper meaning to your existence.

The Hanged Man – Spiritual awareness will ease the pain of some of the grudges and unnecessary negative thoughts youʼre hold‑ ing on to. Open your heart and mind.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

Eight of Pentacles – You need to do something more in order to get ahead in career. Upgrade your skills, learn some‑ thing new. Or just keep an open mind.

The Lovers –You need to take a tough call regarding a property or real estate deal. Weigh your options and think with the head, not heart.

Four of Cups – A sur‑ prise job offer springs up and youʼre left won‑ dering how that hap‑ pened. It will open up your life and nothing ever seems difficult to manage anymore.

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

Seven of Wands – Youʼre feeling tired and need to rest. Use the end of the year to look back, review your decisions and plan ahead for the year to come.

Four of Pentacles – The financial stability is making it seem worth it despite the lack of challenge you feel in your current position. Youʼll stick on despite the boredom.

King of Cups – Be careful of othersʼ feelings. You donʼt want to hurt anyone or do anything that will make them see you in bad light. Be sensitive.

February 19 – March 19

You will not keep quiet unless and until all undertaken work is completed to sat‑ isfaction. New house will be purchased by disposing ancestral property. Family members will be in good harmony.

For Better or for Worse Stone soup

SOLUTIONS

Boggle PARIS BERLIN LISBON MADRID ATHENS

Number game

Suduko

Scrabble

Ink pen

COMICS

Fred Basset

Dec 21 – January 19 As Rahu is favourable, you will success‑ fully implement your new and innovative plans. VIPs will become your friends by which you will gain a lot. Son will shine in higher studies and get a good job.

SUMAA TEKUR

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August 22 – September21

As Mercury is favourable, you will adopt new techniques and complete even the toughest jobs with ease. Money from expected sources will come by. Reno‑ vation of ancestral property likely.

September 22 – October 22

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PICS: SRINIVAS SETTY

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ARTFUL FASHION The first annual Blenders’ Pride Hyderabad International Fashion Week began on Thursday with designers Asmita Marwah and Sanjana Jon showcasing their collections at Vivanta by Taj. The event is on till Sunday.

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A touch of class The Society Magazine has organised Society Collection, an exhibition of Indian arts and crafts at Novotel from December 17–20. The collection promises to showcase an array of exclusive products. The highlight of the collection will be crafts from artist and craftsmen from different parts of the country.

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