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If four runs eluded the legendry Don Bradman from running up an average of 100 in Test cricket, six runs it was with Sachin Tendulkar, from scoring his 100th ton at the Wankhede Stadium today (Friday). see on pg13

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English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) – formerly known as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) – is a deemed university sans REPORT ON PG 2 basic amenities and also a regular Vice-Chancellor

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EFLU reels under problems Sudeshna Koka & D Sree Charan

which influence the students’ thought process. This results in protests and boycott of classes. The bitter north and south divide is another problem. The north Indian professors do not want a VC from AP and are provoking the students. This apart, the former VC, created posts and appointed professors for courses that have no takers. The university is also facing a Central Vigilance Commission inquiry.

No VC since 1.5 years An institution without a head is surely going to land in trouble. Such is the case with the university which has been functioning without a permanent VC for the last year and a half. Politicking within the management and faculty has aggravated the situation. “We have so many problems in this college but there is no one to take the complaint. Communication is lacking. We do have an acting VC, but it is as good as not having one,” says Hima Bindu, a mass communication student. The situation has turned so bad that the central government is unable to find a suitable person who could set the house in order. In fact, the three search committees formed by the government have proposed names of a few professors for the position. But they couldn’t find anyone who fit the bill.

Internal politics This campus is marred by internal politics. The university has several pressure groups

Open sex and drug abuse This is an open secret in this university. Hostel rooms are the safest haven for sex. And, there is no one to keep a tab. “The condition of our hostels is very bad. We have cramped rooms. Too much liberty leads to unprotected and pre-marital sex,” says the warden of the university. For instance, a few months ago, a sewerage pipeline in the hostel was found overflowing and the cleaners found a foetus blocking the pipe.

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nglish Foreign Languages University (EFLU) — earlier known as the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) — is a deemed university sans basic amenities. Ever since its formation in 1974, it has been embroiled in a slew of controversies with no respite. This university, whose claim to fame is international standards in teaching foreign languages, doesn’t have basic facilities like toilets and playgrounds. In fact, some of the buildings were constructed without permission from the authorities. The University is so cramped that professors were forced to conduct classes in turns to cover the syllabus that they missed during the Telangana agitation. The situation is so bad that is the GHMC was ever to crack the whip, the EFLU may lose some of its buildings. Issues like free sex and drug peddling are no longer a secret on the campus. Internal politics and bickering between students and teachers is only adding to the chaos that is EFLU. Listed below are a few of the issues.

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Some of the foreign and Indian students also indulge in drugs. It’s just a stone’s throwaway from the university where they find ganja and other narcotics (below Sitaphalmandi Bridge).

Poor hostel facilities Though the 2,000-strong student population has hostels to stay in, they are badly maintained. “Most students cook food on electric stoves and therefore the chances of short circuit are high. Apart from this, the hostels have no proper ventilation, offer bad food, and have no drinking water. The students are forced to buy drinking water. “I came all the way from Afghanistan to study English and here we face discrimination. International students are not allowed to bring in guests to hostels. Forget about guests, they are not even allowing my own classmates in. We were promised several services and now there are none. Strangely enough, we don’t

even have anybody to complain to,” says Sruasoulic Mohmed, a student of MA (English) from Afghanistan.

Violence and threats issued to professors A week ago, four students manhandled a professor on the campus and a complaint to the in-charge VC evoked a muted response. A student lodged a case under the SC, ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act with OU police station against a professor. However, the talk is that the student, who failed in the examination, cooked this up as revenge on the professor.

Nationality and caste discrimination Enter the campus and one will find Meenakshi Reddy, dean of the School of Germanic Studies on a poster that says ‘down-down’ because she allegedly passed casteist remarks. Not only Indian students but foreign students are also subject to discrimination, said a foreign national. Student activists from the Democratic Students’ Front, Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Min orities Students’ Association, Progressive Democratic Students Union, Bahujan Students Federation, Telangana Students Assoc iation and Tela ngana Vidyarthi Vedika demanded that the VC constitute a committee to probe the complaints against Me enakshi Reddy and other such professors.

n the background of ensuing observance of the month of Moharram, a meeting convened by the commissioner of police with presidents, secretaries of Anjuman-e-Hussaini groups on Thursday decided to deploy Quick Response Force to control felonies and street crimes. Tight police security is being made en route the Moharram procession and the community members have been asked to observe restraint and follow practices, which would not hurt the sentiments of sects within a community or other communities. With communal clashes common in the Old City, the police is getting vigilant in filtering content posted over social networking sites and mails that have been forwarded. The bloggers are urged not to publish any material, poster, pamphlet on social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook twitter etc. or post visuals which portray one’s religious sentiments which may be objectionable to others. An appeal has also been made to the public to not encourage rumors either heard in person or through SMS. Surveillance is going to be tight with a strict eye on individuals who have been involved in cases connected to Moharram or the Shia community. If information is received that they are attempting to disrupt peace, preventive strategy will be adopted. The community has also been asked to maintain decibel level of speakers while observing Manjlis as it should not disturb senior citizens, children of any community.

Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi Express introduced HYDERABAD: A new superfast train, Shatabdi Express, was introduced between Secunderabad and Pune, every day of the week except Tuesday. The 12025 Shatabdi Express will leave Pune at 5.50am and arrive at Secunderabad at 4.10pm the same day. From Secunderabad, Train No 12026 will leave at 4.40pm and reach Mumbai at 11pm the same day. The train will halt at Solapur, Gulbarga, Wadi, Tandur, Vikarabad and Begumpet. New on-board entertainment systems have also been installed on some Shatabdi Express trains where the passengers can view movies and television soap. One of the first services to have this system is the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Shatabdi Express. As Shatabdi Express are day-trains and return to the station of origin the same day, most of the coaches have only seats.


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Traders of bodies flourish in City It’s the shocking saga of how even the dead get traded and handled like commodity “The government says that Hyderabad is a clean and green city, but we don’t have a proper burial ground to cremate unclaimed bodies. Since we perform mass burial of highly decomposed bodies, chances of diseases spreading will be more,” Rajeshwar Rao, founder of Satya Harishchandra Foundation

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ay it never happen to you, but if by ill-luck you fall prey to a road accident, die and you happen to have no identity on you, hawks that trade in dead bodies would make good money by selling your organs. Going by the current rate, a set of fairly healthy teeth could fetch a whopping Rs 10,000, a meter of

veins/arteries can generate Rs 35,000 and a skull can mint Rs 25,000. If you are identified and happen to have pledged your organs to medical institutions, nobody will touch your corpse. This trading in human misery takes place in mortuaries where decomposing bodies are kept in cold storage for six months or more. Scores of unidentified bodies, soruces tell Postnoon, have been sold to medical institutions outside the State for Rs 3 lakh.

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If you want to buy a body of a female aged between 17 to 24 years you might have to shell out anything between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh (since they are rare). Usually the price is fixed depending on the nature of death. For instance, for a body of a person who was killed naturally the price is higher when compared to the body of somebody killed in an accident. In a shocking revelation, the missing and unidentified corpses at Osmania General Hospital and Gandhi Hospital, were reportedly sold illegally. The demand for ‘fresh’ bodies, is increasing each year and the number of unidentified dead bodies found in the Hyderabad and Cyberabad limits too is increasing at an alarming rate, while there is a sharp decrease in the bodies that are being identified. Last year about 1024 dead unidentified dead bodies had come to the Osmania mortuary. Of them 400 bodies were sold legally for Rs 60 lakh and as many as 491 bodies were disposed through Satya Harishchandra Foundation, the only agency recognised by the government to cremate the unclaimed dead bodies. However, there seems to be no account of the remaining corpses. The foundation is grappling with the lack of burial facilities since the locals and encroachers are opposing to any burial facility near them. According to the organisation nearly 250 corpses were piled up in both the mortuaries since they’ve halted the cremation process. (To be concluded. Tomorrow: Buy one get one free!)

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Exploring their creative sides Students participated in the Inter College Cultural Competition hosted by Osmania University on Thursday. They displayed their skills in categories like spot painting, rangoli, clay art, mime and mono action at the Ravindranath Tagore Auditorium in the OU campus

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Stay with Jagan, sail with Kiran U Srinivas srinivas.u@postnoon.com

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hey are a confused lot. The dwindling of YSR Congress consisting of 27 MLAs to 20 now is the least worry of the party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. The question in his mind, say sources close to him, is how many will be there when the Winter session begins on December 1 and what will they do if the Congress issues a whip to vote against the proposed noconfidence motion by the TDP. Konda Surekha, a staunch supporter of Jaganmohan Reddy, gave an indication of the camp’s confused status. She said after the party meeting yesterday that the “inevitable” was going to happen soon. But she did not elaborate what that “inevitable” was but insisted that all MLAs would support a no-confidence motion if the TDP moved it. When asked about MLAs rejoining the Congress, she said anything was possible in politics.

“Our MLAs may go back to the Congress and their MLAs may join us anytime. This is politics,” she said. But she did not comment on if Jagan himself would rejoin the Congress. Earlier, some MLAs said that the development of the constituencies was their priority and for that they had to support the Kiran government. Taking this into account, Jagan thought it fit to call for a

meeting and found out that eight of the MLAs who were supporting him earlier did not turn up for the meeting and it had to be seen as to what would they do if the no-confidence motion came up against Kiran in the Assembly. Will the MLAs stick to Jagan’s decision or will they indirectly support Kiran in the name of the development programmes? It is crystal clear that some of

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HYDERABAD: A crisis of sorts has developed at the GHMC after the Congress leader and mayor Banda Karthika Reddy has not yet shown inclinations of quitting to pave the way for the MIM as per agreement on sharing mayoralty. The ruling partners — the Congress and the MIM — had agreed upon to share the prime slot on equal terms, two years each. The Congress term ends by this month-end and the MIM is to assume the mayoral office on December 3. As the mayor has not resigned yet and the procedural formalities require more than a month, it is now clear that a new mayor will not be in office by the date as per the agreement. Moreover, it is being viewed as the violation of constitution for a local body like GHMC. On the other hand, many MIM corporators seem to be angry with the mayor. “We thought she would resign at least one month before she completes her tenure. But it did not happen. If our party candidate was in mayor’s position, he would have resigned,” said former mayor of MCH and MIM corporator Mir Zulfeqar Ali.

the MLAs are sailing on two boats — one is Kiran Kumar’s and the other is Jagan’s. There are indications that the number of MLAs favouring the Congress government may go up by the time the no-confidence motion is taken up for voting. One of the MLAs supporting Jagan Mohan Reddy said the group was in a fix on what they should do if the Congress party issued a whip against the no-

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Ali said it’s a violation of rule of law and breach of trust by the mayor. On the other hand, Congress corporators say that the mayor will complete her term before tendering her resignation. But the fact that even after writing a letter to the CM and PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana five weeks ago, the MIM did not receive any response. Party floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi met the CM personally a month ago to remind him about the agreement. Not receiving the reply has led to apprehensions among MIM. Speaking to Postnoon, party president Asaduddin Owaisi, said that there is nothing much to it and added that he is hoping that Congress party pave the way for change of guard before its term completes. Owaisi said it was not a serious issue.

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confidence motion. If they vote against the government they could be disqualified under the Anti-Defection Law. However, they cannot support the Congress government openly. It is like they were with Jagan but supporting Kiran, another MLA quipped. The MLAs who did not attend the meeting included G Srikanth Reddy, Alla Nani, Balanagi Reddy, Jayasudha, K Srinivasulu, Nallamilli Sesha Reddy and K Bharati. Apart from this, MP Sabbam Hari could not make it to the meeting. Jagan himself was away, it is learnt. However, the party sources say a few MLAs stayed away due to personal reasons. On the other hand Congress MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy said that the party would not allow Jagan to return to the Congress fold. But he predicted that the Congress MLAs who joined the YSR Congress party could return to their parent party anytime.

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Secunderabad gets prepaid auto service PIC: N SHIVA KUMAR

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HYDERABAD: Transport minister Botsa Sathyanarayana has launched ‘Pre-Paid Auto Service’ at the Secunderabad Railway Station here on Thursday. The new prepaid auto service would help the commuters to travel conveniently, without paying exorbitant charges for autos, through computer billing system. On this occasion, the minister praised the ACP (Traffic) CV Anand for introducing the new service, which would prevent the auto drivers to collect charges as they wished from the commuters. He said that the new system will record the details of commuters and the auto, and the goods forgotten by the commuters will be given back easily. Commuters have to pay before they travel in an auto at Secunderabad Railway Station where the Computer Billing System was set up. The new system will help people, said the Commissioner

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Chief Secretary Pankaj Trivedi inaugurates the Passport Seva Kendram at Begumpet on Friday

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Pawar unfazed after slapgate NEW DELHI: Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar had just taken a step ahead after answering questions from mediapersons when a hand came from among the crowd and slapped his cheek. A nonplussed Pawar later said that in his 50-year political career he has never had any personal enmity with anyone. The NCP chief also said that Delhi administration will take action against the attacker. “As I walked after attending the function some media people stopped and asked me some questions. As I took a step ahead, one hand came from the media side and just passed through my face. He was abusing some parties and leaders,” Pawar said. The agriculture minister said he was unaware that the man was involved in another attack earlier — on former union min-

this attack,” said Sule. NCP general secretary Tariq Anwar said the attack should be taken seriously as it proves that nobody is safe. “If he had not been stopped on time, he could have attacked with the knife he was holding, which would have IANS been fatal,” said Anwar. Harvinder Singh being taken away by security personnel

NCP workers burn tyres on road in Maharashtra ister Sukh Ram. “In my last 50 year of political career, I did not have any personal enmity with anyone …

there may have been political differences. So I don’t understand why this effort was made and I won’t like to comment

beyond this. I appeal to all party workers to maintain peace and not take any steps that can trouble the common people,” he added. His daughter and NCP MP Supriya Sule said the incident should be forgotten. “Whatever happened is unfortunate but everybody has the right to protest in a democracy, but violence has to be condemned...We don’t want to blame anyone for

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arvinder Singh suddenly emerged from among a group of journalists and took a walking Pawar by surprise. An aide turned around and repeatedly fisted the attacker. Even as he was taken away to a police lock-up to be produced before a court on Friday, Harvinder Singh remained defiant. Dressed in a blue striped Tshirt, the turbaned Sikh unleashed a small kirpan as security guards tried to pin him down. “Sab chor hain... cheer doonga... cheer doonga (They are all

J&K court won’t hear case on Arundhati Roy JAMMU: The J&K High Court Thursday asked activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organisation who had sought action against renowned writer Arundhati Roy for her purported remarks in support of self-determination for Kashmiris, to take their complaint to the police. A division bench of the high court headed by Chief Justice Ibrahim Kaifullah, while disposing off the public suit of three activists of Routes, an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, said that the matter pertains to the police. The petitioners, the court said, should register their comPTI plaint with the police.

thieves. I will rip them apart),” he shouted as he was led away. He told reporters he was fed up with rising food prices and corruption. He said he was no terrorist. “Annaji kept on pleading with folded hands to pass the Lokpal bill but they didn’t... We have had enough and people have been harassed too much by these politicians.” Harvinder Singh was charged with various offences including assaulting a public servant, criminal intimidation and attempt to commit suicide.

he Congress promptly blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for the incident, saying statements from BJP leaders hinting that people disgusted with price rise could turn nasty had led to Thursday’s attack. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha denounced the linkage, saying he too was unhappy over the attack. Pawar, who doesn’t accept any security beside a single constable, said he won’t accept more police personnel for his protection even after what happened on Thursday. The home ministry, which

decides security cover of VIPs on the basis of 'actual' threat perception, will review security of all ministers in the wake of attack on Pawar and may increase the number of personal security officers which are given to them. At present, most ministers including Pawar are given six PSOs and two house guards as part of 'positional' security cover under 'Y' category. Ministers and other individuals facing serious threat are given 'Z+' and 'Z' security while others get 'X' and 'Y' category.

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nti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who has blamed politicians for much of India’s ills, first said: “Was it only one slap?” Once he realised the gravity of what had happened, he clarified: “He (the attackers) could have been angry but it is not right to hit someone. Our democracy does not allow such attacks.” Clarifying his stand, Hazare said that he was addressing a group of people when he received a note about the attack on Pawar. "After reading the note, I just wanted to know if the attacker stopped after the slap or there was some other kind of violence," Hazare explained. "However, if it is perceived that I have said something wrong, I am ready to apologise," he added. Pawar was not amused by Hazare’s first reaction. The minister said tongue in cheek: “He might be coming out with a new definition of Gandhian thoughts.”

Parliament: Third day lost, Rs2.5 crore too NEW DELHI: Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and Opposition members in both houses of Parliament on Thursday resulted in the loss of the third day of the Winter Session and another Rs2.5 crore going down the drain. The loss adds up to Rs6.5 crore for the past three days. In the first two days of the session, Parliament lost about 17 hours work and over Rs4 crore cumulatively, considering that rough estimates say that each hour of parliament’s functioning costs the national exchequer Rs25 lakh. Both houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day on Thursday without transacting any business after protests over rising inflation and the demand

for a separate Telangana State. Both houses have lost around 9 hours of work. Lok Sabha members from the Telangana region, including

from the ruling Congress, flashed placards demanding a separate State. The Left parties have been asking Lok Sabha Speaker Meira

Kumar to consider their adjournment motion on price rise even as the government had agreed to have a discussion on inflation under rule 193 that doesn’t entail voting. Prime Miniser Manmohan Singh, ahead of Parliament’s sitting on Tuesday, expressed the hope that all political parties ‘realise that we have important legislation to discuss in the Winter Session’ and that it runs smoothly. The government has indicated it would like to complete the legislative business relating to bills on the Lokpal, whistle blowers protection, judicial accountability, pension fund, direct taxes, and goods and services tax bills in the Winter Session that concludes IANS on December 21.


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India unveiled nice and full

Kishenji: Media-savvy, cold-blooded rebel leader KOLKATA: Tall and slim, the AK-47 assault rifle wielding Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji was the field general and media savvy leader of the banned Maoists. He invoked fear as well as curiosity through his television interviews with his face covered with a cloth and his audio taped messages. A senior member of the politburo or top policy making body of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist that is engaged in a guerrilla warfare to capture power in India, the 1956 born Kishanji has been the incharge of the outfit’s military operation since its foundation in 2004 — through merger of the People’s War Group and the Maoist Communist Centre. A close aide of elusive Maoist chief Muppalla Lakshmana Rao alias Ganapathy, Kishanji was adept in use of firearms and known for his fast movements and sharp intelligence that helped him escape the dragnet of security forces on several occasions over the past three years. Kishanji, was killed on Thursday by security forces in West Bengal, officials said.

Meghalaya rebel chief nabbed SHILLONG: In a major setback to the Garo National Liberation Army, its top leader Champion R Sangma has been detained in Bangladesh and is likely to be handed over to India soon, a police official on Thursday. Champion, who claims to be fighting for a separate Garoland, has been camping in Bangladesh for several months in search of support. “We have confirmed from the central intelligence agencies that Champion has been arrested from Mymensingh district (Bangladesh) by Royal Action Bangladesh (RAB) commandos,” a top Meghalaya police official, said. He said the rebel leader will be handed over to India soon. However, a Union home ministry official said that New Delhi does not have any official confirmation of Champion’s detention.

File photo of Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji interacting with media Born in Nachpalli village of Andhra Pradesh’s Karimnagar district, Kishanji’s father was a leader of the Congress Socialist Party. He had a normal childhood and studied in a government college, but came close to Naxalite (Maoist) leader Kondapalli Seetharamaiah. Koteshwar Rao was christened Kishanji, and soon became one of the two trusted lieutenants of Seetaramaiah. Ganapathy was the other. He played a leading role in forming the People’s War Group, in 1980, and in 1994 was given charge of military operations in West Bengal. Kishanji settled alongside a couple of close associates in the industrial town of Naihati close to the metropolis and began organising and indoctrinating the workers besides trying to rope in youths from the backward Purulia and Bankura districts. After the PW merged with

the MCC in 2004 to form the CPI-Maoist, Kishanji became a founding member of the party’s politburo, and was given the responsibility of the eastern command. He was in charge of a slew of eastern states including West Bengal, Assam, Orissa and Jharkhand. Known for his shrewdness, and firm commitment to the rebel’s violent cause, Kishanji has been described by security agencies as cruel who did not bat an eyelid in killing those whom he called “class enemies” or “enemies of the revolution”. At the same time, a number of PW and CPI-Maoist leaders had to go into obscurity after they fell out with Kishanji. After the Maoist presence in Lalgarh under Binpur-1 block of West Midnapore district came into the open months after the landmine blast on West Bengal’s then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s convoy in November 2008, Kishanji

became its chief spokesman. He struck a good rapport with the Bengal media, and called up journalists of various outlets whenever he wanted to present the Maoists’ views on any issue. He also took calls often, and claimed responsibility for the various killings and ambushes indulged in by the ultras including the attack on the Silda Eastern Frontier Rifles camp and the abduction of a police officer. But the media interactions reduced after he was seriously injured during a shootout with the security forces in Lakshamanpur in West Midnapore district in March, 2009. It was initially rumoured that Kishanji had died, but he emerged after months with a media interview. Kishanji also liaisoned with ultra outfits like United Liberation Front of Assam, and those in other north eastern states as also in Myanmar.

Alert sounded in AP, Odisha after Kishenji’s killing HYDERABAD: An alert has been sounded on the AndhraOrissa border (AOB) and in some Telangana districts of Andhra Pradesh in the wake of the killing of top Maoist leader Kishenji in an encounter. “We have asked district superintendents of police to be on alert as Kishenji hailed from Andhra Pradesh,” a senior police

officer said. Fifty-Eight-year-old Molajula Koteswar Rao, better known as Kishenji, hailed from Pedapally in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. Security forces were put on high alert in Odisha for possible Maoist activities after one of the top guerrillas, Kishanji, was killed in neighbouring West Bengal a day ago, police said on Friday.

“The rebels may try to get across the border for a safe haven,” a police official said. “We have asked police and security forces, especially in the district of Mayurbhanj, to remain watchful,” he added. Mayurbhanj is close to the West Bengal border. Maoists are active in over half of Odisha’s 30 districts.

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Bail pleas of Kanimozhi, 5 others to be heard today NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the early hearing of the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and five others accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Justice VK Shali said the matter would be heard Friday morning. Directing the CBI that is probing the case and defence counsel, Justice Shali asked them to submit a statement on the charges levelled against all the six accused and the evidence so far against them. Kanimozhi and the five other accused moved the court Wednesday for early hearing of their bail applications after the Supreme Court granted bail to five corporate executives co-accused in the case — Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom and Reliance Group’s Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair. With the five getting bail, nine accused now remain behind bars.

Child killed in rape bid on mom BHUBANESWAR: A group of miscreants crushed a child to death in a bid to rape his mother in Odisha, police said Thursday. The brutal crime was committed Wednesday night by at least three people at Ghasian village in Bolangir district, nearly 400 km from here. The incident came to light when the child was found dead and residents and the victim Thursday demanded police action against the offenders. According to inspector Sanatan Mohananda, the miscreants were in an inebriated condition forcibly entered into the hut when the 45year-old victim was sleeping with her five minor children and husband. Her youngest son who was oneand-a-half-years-old was sleeping close to her. The miscreants beat up her husband when he protested the attempted rape of his wife, Mohananda told IANS. The family jointly prevented the rape but during the scuffle the baby suffered injuries and died, the official said. Police said the woman and her family belonged to the neighbouring Chhattisgarh and migrate often in search of livelihood. IANS


Around the World

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Universally fresh

New PM amid clashes Egypt military appoints Kamal Ganzouri as new PM, activists call for fresh mass protests

Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, meets with Kamal Ganzouri in Cairo on Thursday

Egyptian protesters throw stones during near Tahrir Square, in Cairo clashes with riot police

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us with a mission and if we abandon it now, it would be a betrayal of the people,” senior SCAF member General Mukthar al-Mulla told reporters. “The armed forces do not want to stay in power. We want to put the wishes of the people above all else,” he added. Another senior SCAF member, Major General Mamduh Shahine, also insisted they would not change course. “We will not delay the elections. This is the final word. They will be conducted according to the original dates.” Mulla said the SCAF, the armed forces and the interior ministry would work together to guarantee the security of the elections. There were fresh clashes Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria between security forces and protestors, state news agency MENA reported. Two people have died there since Saturday. There was also unrest in the Delta region.

gypt’s ruling military council has appointed Kamal Ganzouri as the new prime minister, a media report said. Ganzouri had earlier headed the government under the Hosni Mubarak regime from 1996 to 1999, Xinhua reported citing Al Jazeera television. Ganzouri, former prime minister of the country, accepted the offer after meeting the military rulers, including Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Fresh protests Egyptian activists called for fresh mass protests in Cairo on Friday to demand an immediate end to army rule, even as the military vowed to prevent unrest from disrupting elections next week. The violence, in which at least 41 protesters have been killed — 36 of them in Cairo —

and more than 2,000 injured, led to the resignation of caretaker premier Essam Sharaf’s cabinet on Tuesday. The call for new protests in Tahrir Square came despite an apology by the military rulers on Thursday for police killings. The violence has cast a shadow over Monday’s parliamentary elections, prompting the SCAF to pledge to maintain security during the first poll since popular uprisings toppled Mubarak in February. There was an uneasy calm on Thursday among the crowds massed in the square, the epicentre of Egypt’s popular unrest, after a truce negotiated by Muslim clerics. The cabinet said in a statement posted on Facebook that an agreement had been reached between security forces and protesters to halt the confrontations. But the military council ruled out stepping down. “The people have entrusted

Mulla said the SCAF, the armed forces and the interior ministry would work together to guarantee the security of the elections. There were fresh clashes on Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria between security forces and protestors, state news agency MENA reported. Two people have died there since Saturday. There was also unrest in the Delta region. Some activists however have called for the protests to be focussed on the capital — and some argue that demonstrators should stop provoking police guarding the interior ministry building there. In Tahrir Square, some demonstrators remained unequivocal in their demands for the military to go. But many Egyptians are worried about the impact on the country of the standoff between the protesters and the army.

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Fat man forces passenger to stand in plane

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n American businessman had to stand for an exhausting sevenhour flight from Alaska to Philadelphia because an obese fellow passenger was taking up half his seat. Arthur Berkowitz, 57, said a 181 kg man squeezed next to his seat on a flight from Anchorage, the New York Post reported. “He was a cordial person. But the facts are, he took half my seat, and half the seat of an exchange student who was pinned up against the window”Berkowitz was quoted as saying. Berkowitz said he spent the majority of the time of flight on his feet.

Rowling fumes as tabloids target her kids LONDON: Harry Potter author J K Rowling lambasted Britain’s press on Thursday for invading her children’s privacy, telling an inquiry that a journalist even slipped a letter into her daughter’s schoolbag. Rowling said another tabloid reporter contacted a headmaster over untrue claims that her daughter had upset classmates by telling them the boy wizard died in the last book in the bestselling series. “I unzipped her (her daughter’s) bag in the evening and among the usual letters from school and debris that any child generates, I found an envelope addressed to me. The letter was from a journalist,” she said.

Is Sherry an escape-route for Pak? ISLAMABAD: The appointment of former minister Sherry Rehman as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US comes as a surprise, a daily said while warning that ‘the government should not see this as an escape-route’ to bury the controversy over a secret memo. Rehman was appointed the envoy after Husain Haqqani quit on Tuesday over the memo to Washington that said President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup after US commandos killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 2. The News International said in an editorial that it had been a

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bleak year so far for Pakistan, ‘even by its own harrowing standards’. ‘We have seen one tumultuous event after the other unfold at breakneck speed...The last thing we needed was the scandal of top government officials allegedly asking for US help in exerting pressure on the Pakistan Army in exchange for overhauling Pakistan’s national security team. ‘But Memogate we got.’ ‘So where do we go from here?’ it wondered. It said the government moved quickly to fill the post left vacant by Haqqani’s exit.

The editorial added ‘The appointment has come as a surprise, not least because Rehman stood down from her role as information minister in 2009 over disagreements with President Zardari.’ It went on to say that Rehman has made an in-camera presentation on national security to a joint session of parliament, ‘novel in a country where women are almost never taken seriously on security matters’. In April 2009, she made an impassioned plea urging parliament not to abandon Swat to the Taliban.

‘In Rehman, we may have a civilian and democratic leader whose views on Pakistan’s relations with the outside world, especially the US, Afghanistan and India, are well known and will not be a surprise to anyone in the days ahead.’ The editorial warned that ‘the government should not see this as an escape-route, an opening to bury Memogate under the rug’. Stressing that a ‘purposeful inquiry must be initiated’, it said that meaningful and believable results must be produced and action must be taken against those responsible for it.


Business

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Matters of saving and spending

CTC above Rs 1 crore Top B schools, including the home grown ISB, are poised to reap rich dividends in the placements this year too.

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HYDERABAD: Students of home grown Indian School of Business (ISB) and the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) reaped rich dividends this year too in the job market. Reports suggest that at least five of them knocked off opportunities for a CTC of over Rs. 1 crore. While Novartis and Deutsche Bank hired some students, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting Group are also in the process of hiring its future top executives from the premier B schools. Pupils of these B-schools maintained their heavy demand

for high pay package offers even in the time of decline in global economies. This bolstered the confidence of institutions churning out managers for topnotch business houses across the country and even the multinationals. T Muralidharan, chairman of TMI group, told Postnoon that these salaries were an all-time high already. He, however, felt that the dwindling rupee might arrest the number of recruitments as also the packages offered to the aspirants, as compared to last year. “There might be a slight increase of two to three per cent or it may get frozen. Investment banks and consulting firms are

There might be a slight increase of two to three per cent or it may get frozen the front runners in offering these packages.” He further added the domestic packages also might not go through the roof compared to the figures of last year, considering the bear market conditions. Muralidharan said that the students should take all this hype with caution and should not get carried away with these packages. Students should also take the cost of living abroad

into consideration, as the recruiters are foreign companies. There were instances after the first year of the employment, the highly-paid staffers had taken a pay cut. The good thing is that they were working on a global scale and getting paid five times more than the domestic salaries. The bad thing is there is a lot of pressure on the employees which is making them work more than 12 hours a day. Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Director of Communication of ISB, said that it was too early to comment on placements and packages. They would like to wait and see how it all evolves.

Industry hails FDI in multi-brand retail NEW DELHI: India Inc on Thursday welcomed the cabinet’s decision to allow 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and said it would help bring down inflation, reduce wastage and improve farmer productivity. The cabinet, at a meeting Thursday evening chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also allowed 100-percent equity in single brand retailing. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said opening up the retail sector would usher in substantial investments into back-end infrastructure, which will help cut down wastage of farm produce and offer more choices to consumers. “This would open up enormous opportunities in India for expansion of organised retail

and allow substantial investment in back end infrastructure like cold chains, warehousing, logistics and expansion of contract farming,” said CII president, B. Muthuraman. The move will benefit the consumers, farmers and small and medium enterprises, while generating significant employment, added Muthuraman. “India with a 8-9 percent growth in gross domestic prod-

uct is a consumer driven economy and modern retail has to step up to be able to meet up consumer aspiration,” said the CII president. Although the government has not given out details yet, sources said some caveats have been proposed in the policy, notably to protect the interests of mom-and-pop shops, farmers and small and medium enterprises. There are some 40

million people involved directly in running these neighbourhood stores. “This policy initiative is expected to bring more investments not just in the front-end but also in the back-end infrastructure, which would result in reduced wastage and would also help in addressing the issue of inflation over a period of time,” said FICCI president, Harsh Mariwala. However, this is just the first step. Seeds have been sown but the fruits will be seen only if other policy initiatives are implemented immediately like adoption of model agriculture produce marketing committee act by all the states, and timely implementation of goods and services tax,” added Mariwala.

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Sensex down MUMBAI: The BSE benchmark Sensex fell by over 151 points in opening trade on Friday as participants booked gains recorded in the previous session amid a weakening trend on other Asian bourses. The 30-share Sensex, which closed 158.52 points higher in the previous session, fell by 151.47 points, or 0.95 per cent, to 15,707.02 in opening trade on Friday. In a similar fashion, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty Index shed 46.75 points, or 0.98 per cent, to 4,709.70. Bucking the trend, stocks of retail firms were in good demand after the government cleared 51 per cent foreign direct investment in the multi-brand retail sector on Thursday.

Market@noon BSE 15,758.85 NSE 4,725.95 Gold 24k : 10g Silver 1kg Dollar $ Pound £

99.64 30.50 `28,900 `58,000 `52.16 `80.65

Stocks of Pantaloon Ltd climbed 10.47 per cent to Rs 221.30, while Shopper’s Stop gained 7.39 per cent to Rs 399.75 after the government took a decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in the multi-brand retail sector, which was earlier off-limits to foreign players. Meanwhile, in the Asia region, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down by 1.22 per cent and Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.32 per cent in morning trade today. The US market was closed on Thursday for ‘Thanksgiving Day’. Rupee loses 15 paise against US dollar in early trade The Indian rupee lost 15 paise to Rs 52.21 per US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Friday amid appreciation of the American currency against the euro and other rivals overseas and a weak opening in the domestic equity market. Increased demand for the American currency from banks and importers also put pressure on the rupee. Dealers attributed the rupee’s fall to dollar gains against the euro on account of the debt crisis engulfing the common currency region.


Play Field

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

A critical look at games and players

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Tsonga in as Nadal crashes Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the group stage as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered his way to a 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-3 victory

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adal’s thrashing at the hands of Roger Federer on Tuesday had put him into a straight shoot-out with Tsonga for the second semi-final place and, although he levelled the match in the second set, there was no denying the Frenchman in the decider. Nadal had taken a month off prior to the tournament with next weekend’s Davis Cup final against Argentina in mind, and he certainly lacked his usual sharpness but Tsonga played a superb match to reach the semi-finals for the first time. Tsonga beat Nadal most recently at Queen’s this summer, one of only two wins he had managed in eight meetings prior to their London clash, and it was all the world number two could do to keep pace in the early stages here. His opponent could not force the break, though, and into a tie-break they went. This time Nadal was helpless as Tsonga used a winning combination of power from the baseline and finesse at the

net to reel off five points in a row, clinching it with an ace. It was a hugely impressive set from the world number six, and perhaps it was not surprising to see the quality dip slightly in the second set, from

both players. There had not been a sniff of a break point until Tsonga served to stay in the set, when the Frenchman chose the worst time to throw in a series of loose shots. His serve dug him out of trouble

three times but not a fourth as Nadal levelled things up. The Spaniard has made a career of fighting through matches he might well have lost, but it was not to be that way against Tsonga. In the third game of the decider Nadal was made to regret an untimely double-fault as the Frenchman forced three break points, taking the second when his opponent failed to pick up a volley. It was the French Open champion’s forehand, so often a match-winner, that had been his biggest weakness here, and it proved so again in the seventh game as he netted a regulation one on break point to leave the Frenchman serving for the match. There was a brief twist still to come as three doublefaults betrayed Tsonga’s nerves and allowed Nadal to retrieve one break, but another poor service game from the Spaniard handed it straight back, the sixth seed sealing victory with a searing forehand winner after two hours ES and 42 minutes.

Beckham in Pearce’s Olympic plans Great Britain men’s coach Stuart Pearce admitted David Beckham is involved in his plans for the 2012 Olympic Games

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earce, when asked about the inclusion of former England captain Beckham, said, “He’s certainly on a long list of people, yes.” Olympic rules state countries can only select a maximum of three players over the age of 23 and Beckham has already expressed his desire to take part. Pearce said, “The players will know very shortly. We’re in the process of putting a long list out which can be added to in due course but at the moment it’s quite a substantial list and those players will be acutely aware that they are on the list for the GB team. “They will have to sign a form putting forward their participation within that and putting themselves forward

for selection so the players will know themselves and the clubs will be aware very shortly of who is on that list of players.” Pearce confirmed Beckham is part of that long list. There has been controversy surrounding a British team, with opposition coming from the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Football Associations, who fear the dilution of their independent status within FIFA if they join forces with their English counterparts. The involvement of England Under-21 players at the senior Euro 2012 tournament could also affect selec-

tion for the Olympic Games, with several players including Jack Wilshere, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and Kyle Walker likely to feature for the senior side. “Obviously if players are going to the European Championship with the senior team then we would have to take a considered view nearer the time in respect to a week or two weeks later they contribute to the GB team,” Pearce said. “We’ll approach that nearer the time and see how form and fitness is for the players who are on the long list that we are about to put out.” EVENING STANDARD

Strauss: We’re facing biggest test

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ndrew Strauss accepts England have become the most wanted team in Test cricket having elevated themselves from hunter to hunted. Strauss led England to an emphatic 4-0 series whitewash of India during the summer, a result that installed them as the world’s number one Test side. The first challenge to their supremacy will come during a three-match showdown with Pakistan in Dubai from Jan17. “We recognise that the next 12-18 months will be the biggest test we’ve had yet as a group,” said Strauss, speaking at Lord’s where it was announced a 10year deal has been agreed for Investec to become title sponsor of home England Tests. “It’s a different mindset being the hunted rather than the hunters. We’ll have to retain that desperate desire to improve if we want to stay on top.” He added, “It’s an exciting time for us. I’m certainly very excited about it, but we don’t underestimate the size of the challenge. “There are a lot of teams below us who want to knock us off our perch.” A two-Test series against Sri Lanka completes England’s winter schedule, before the summer’s action starts against the West Indies in May and concludes with a mouth-watering showdown with South Africa. South Africa, who were recently held to a thrilling 1-1 series draw by Australia, are currently ranked third in the world and Strauss expects them to provide formidable opposition. “We’ve seen a resurgence in West Indies cricket in recent times, so that will be a challenge for us,” he said. “Hopefully, early-season conditions will suit us more than them. “And we all know about the qualities of South Africa, they’ve just finished an outstanding ES series against Australia.


Play Field

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

A critical look at games and players

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West Indies in India Test Series — 3rd Test West Indies 1st innings 590 all out India 376/6 (105.0 ov) India 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR G Gambhir (c Baugh b Rampaul) 55 99 8 0 55.55 V Sehwag (b Sammy) 37 50 3 1 74.00 R Dravid (b Samuels) 82 149 11 0 55.03 SR Tendulkar (c Sammy b Rampaul) 94 153 8 2 61.43 VVS Laxman (c Samuels b FH Edwards) 32 54 3 0 59.25 V Kohli (not out) 33 75 4 0 44.00 MS Dhoni (b Sammy) 8 21 1 0 38.09 R Ashwin (not out) 26 34 5 0 76.47 Extras: (b 1, w 3, nb 5) 9 Total: (6 wickets; 105 overs) 376 (3.58 runs per over) To bat: I Sharma, PP Ojha, VR Aaron Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Sehwag, 14.3 ov), 2-138 (Gambhir, 33.6 ov), 3-224 (Dravid, 60.5 ov), 4-287 (Laxman, 81.1 ov), 5-322 (Tendulkar, 86.6 ov), 6-331 (Dhoni, 91.4 ov) West Indies Bowling O M R W Econ Wk FH Edwards 23 2 102 1 4.43 (5nb) R Rampaul 19 2 68 2 3.57 (1w) DJG Sammy 26 3 90 2 3.46 (2w) MN Samuels 11 0 48 1 4.36 D Bishoo 26 4 67 0 2.57

If four runs eluded the legendry Don Bradman from running up an average of 100 in Test cricket, six runs it was with Sachin Tendulkar, from scoring his 100th ton at the Wankhede Stadium today (Friday)

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ndia were briefly facing the possibility of a humiliating follow-on on the flattest of tracks after the West Indies’ quicks struck three times with the second new ball, but the chances of that receded as Virat Kohli and R Ashwin forged a steadying seventh-wicket stand on the fourth morning of the third Test. It was an anti-climactic session for the sell-out crowd in Mumbai, which came to see their favourite son get to a historic century, only for

Tendulkar to be dismissed on 94, after some fantastic strokes raised hopes of him finally ending a seemingly endless wait for the100th hundred. At lunch, Virat Kohli (32) and Ravichandran Ashwin (26) were the unbeaten batsmen and the home side were 376 for 6, only 15 runs short of avoiding the follow on and 214 runs behind the rivals’ score of 590. Tendulkar was racing imperiously to his landmark after resuming at his

overnight 67 in a team score of 281 for 3 when his dream was shattered, albeit temporarily, by Ravi Rampaul bowling with the second new ball. The veteran right-hander, who had mixed caution with aggression in a judicious mixture till then, reached out for a slightly wide ball and the attempted drive to the off ended safely in rival captain Darren Sammy’s big hands at second slip to send the 15,000 strong crowd into a stunned silence.

Petr Cech delivered a damning assessment of Chelsea’s current failings, pinning the blame on the players and absolving manager Andre Villas-Boas

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oalkeeper Cech accused his team-mates of failing to defend aggressively enough during their current slump, of repeating the same mistakes over and over again, and of being persistently wasteful in front of goal, before demanding that the defeat at Bayer Leverkusen should herald the end of their malaise. He told the club’s official website, www.chelseafc.com, “The manager is not on the pitch, we are on the pitch and we are making mistakes. He cannot do anything about individual mistakes while he is standing by the bench. So the players are to blame and we know it and we try to make things happen and change. It is not easy but we keep going.”

The 2-1 Champions League loss marked a new low in what has been Chelsea’s worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought the club, piling the pressure on Villas-Boas. Having crashed out of the Barclays Premier League top four, the Blues are now in real danger of failing to reach the knockout phase of Europe’s premier club competition, something unprecedented in the Abramovich era. The billionaire Russian’s patience with his new manager would be tested to the limit were Chelsea not to qualify for the last 16 but Cech insisted any wrath should be directed at his multi-million-pound squad, who are repeating the slump that cost Carlo

Ancelotti his job last season. He added, “We have been talking recently about the same mistakes — concentration and little details when we don’t go to clear the ball. I think we need to be much more aggressive in terms of defending.” Wednesday night’s game was not without controversy; with Didier Drogba convinced he should have been given a penalty when the score was still 1-1. But Cech said, “There are no excuses. We need to look first at ourselves and then others. ES

The 38-year-old iconic cricketer could scarcely believe how he had missed out again when so close to the target and departed dolefully as the West Indians celebrated wildly. The visitors had earlier drawn early blood by packing off the other overnight batsman V V S Laxman (32) off the first ball he played this morning, through a catch at gully off Fidel Edwards. The Caribbean team struck another major blow after Tendulkar’s dismissal by

packing off India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 8. With only five sessions left, the match appears to be heading for a tame draw. When play commenced this morning, all eyes were on Tendulkar who was approaching the landmark for which the nation had been waiting for more than eight months. Tendulkar had slammed his 99th international hundred (111) against South Africa in a World Cup league match at Nagpur in March.

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H‑Factor

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Holistic view of mind, body and soul

This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change. Meryl Streep

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can cost you your sleep Ranjani Rajendra ranjani.r@postnoon.com

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Brave New World

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

From the world of science & research

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Diabetes drug shows promise in reducing risk of cancer

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n inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a newly published study by a Michigan State University researcher. The research, led by paediatrics professor James Trosko and colleagues from South Korea’s Seoul National University, provides biological evidence for previously reported epidemiological surveys that long-term use of the drug metformin for Type-2 diabetes reduces the risk of diabetes-associated cancers, such as breast cancers. The research appears in the cur-

rent edition of PLoS One. “People with Type-2 diabetes are known to be at high risk for several diabetes-associated cancers, such as breast, liver and pancreatic cancers,” said Trosko, a professor in the College of Human Medicine’s Department of Paediatrics and Human Development. “While metformin has been shown in population studies to reduce the risk of these cancers, there was no evidence of how it worked.” For the study, Trosko and colleagues focused on the concept that cancers originate from adult human stem cells and that there are many natural and man-made chemicals that enhance the growth of breast cancer cells.

Metformin prevents tumours from growing in human cultures Using culture dishes, they grew miniature human breast tumours, or mammospheres, that activated a certain stem cell gene (Oct4A). Then the mammospheres were exposed to natural estrogens — known growth factor and potential breast tumour promoter — and man-made chemicals that are known to promote tumours or disrupt the endocrine system. The team found that estrogens and the chemicals caused

the mammospheres to increase in numbers and size. However, with metformin added, the numbers and size of the mammospheres were dramatically reduced. While each of the chemicals enhanced growth by different means, metformin seemed to be able to inhibit their stimulated growth in all cases. “While future studies are needed to understand the exact mechanism by which

metformin works to reduce the growth of breast cancers, this study reveals the need to determine if the drug might be used as a preventive drug and for individuals who have no indication of any existing cancers,” he said. “Though we still do not know the exact molecular mechanism by which it works, metformin seems to dramatically affect how estrogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals cause the pre-existing breast cancers to grow.” In addition, further research needs to be done with human cultures to see if metformin can reduce the risk of pancreatic and liver cancers in Type-2 diabetics as well, he said.

Getting the picture of how someone died Nathan Seppa

CT scans of cadavers could make some autopsies unnecessary, British team suggests

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y screening people who have died with full-body computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can often determine the cause of death without an autopsy, British researchers report in the Lancet. Further combining a CT scan with a quick heart test might result in a solid determination of cause of death in up to half of cases referred for autopsy, says study co-author Ian Roberts, a pathologist at the University of Oxford. Autopsies are invasive and sometimes inconclusive, and some people object to the procedure on cultural or religions grounds. The new data suggest that imaging may provide an alternative in some cases, adding to post-mortem accuracy and easing the burden of grieving survivors, says Roberts.

Whether imaging would save money is unknown, he says. At their essence, autopsies have changed little in the past century but remain the gold standard post-mortem exam. In recent years, some coroners and medical examiners have considered the use of medical imaging with MRI or CT scans, but few

labs or hospitals have adopted the technologies because little research data existed to document their utility in this setting. For the new study, Roberts and his colleagues examined 182 deceased people whose cause of death wasn’t known. All underwent a CT scan and MRI. Radiologists analysed those

results separately and combined, arriving at a cause of death from each set of images. The radiologists also ranked how much confidence they had in each cause-of-death conclusion — definite, probable, possible or uncertain. Pathologists then performed autopsies on all of the bodies. Radiologists’ cause-of-death determinations based on CT scans agreed with the more definitive autopsy findings 68 per cent of the time. Conclusions based on MRI were accurate 57 per cent of the time. In cases where the radiologists ranked the cause of death from a CT scan as “definite,” the diagnosis agreed with the autopsy 84 per cent of the time. But such “definite” determinations accounted for only onethird of all CT scan results. The researchers scanned 10 cadavers and analysed the results as training before their research.


Thanksgiving Special

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

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No celebration celebration can can be be No complete without without aa feast. feast. Continue Continue the the complete Thanksgiving fervour fervour with with some some of of our our favourite favourite Thanksgiving recipes from from various various restaurants. restaurants. From From traditional traditional roast roast recipes turkeys with with different different stuffings stuffings accompanied accompanied with with turkeys the usual usual assortments assortments of of cranberry cranberry sauce sauce to to the mashed potatoes, potatoes, steamed steamed corn corn and and pumpkin pumpkin pie, pie, mashed there isis something something in in store store for for everybody. everybody. there

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hef Suman of Sweet Nirvana suggests the bread and herb stuffing for this year's Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

hef Rakesh Upadhyay of Westin Hyderabad Mindspace suggests the following roast turkey recipe

We use turkeys that have specially been imported from the US and Canada. Since, Thanksgiving is a very family oriented affair so we try and make it as traditional as possible with the usual accompaniments of sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Turkey is very prized meat and so should not be wasted. Turkey club sandwiches are very popular and so are pies. You can even shred it and put it over salads,”

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1/2 cup butter 1 onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dry sage 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 8 cups toasted plain bread cubes 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

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In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; add the onions and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the onions soften. Add the garlic and cook for one minute more. Add the sage, salt, pepper and stock; bring to a simmer. Add bread cubes to a large mixing bowl and pour over the hot broth mixture. Add the fresh herbs and mix well. If the bread seems too dry, more stock can be added. Taste for salt and add accordingly. Transfer to a buttered making dish. Bake at 175 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

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8-10 kg. turkey, giblets removed 3 carrots, roughly chopped 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped 2 medium onions, cut into wedges 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3 navel oranges, cut into wedges 1 bunch fresh flatleaf parsley

DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 220° C. Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the wings underneath the body. If desired, tie the drumsticks together using kitchen string. Place the carrots, celery, and onions in a metal roasting pan. Transfer the turkey to a wire rack and place it on top of the vegetables. Drizzle the skin with the butter or oil and, using your fingers, spread it evenly. Season with the salt and pepper. n Roast the turkey, uncovered, until browned, 30 to 45 minutes. n Add 1 cup cold water to pan. Cover the turkey loosely with foil. Reduce oven temperature to 170° C. Roast until a thermometer inserted in a thigh registers 85° C, about 2 hours total. Let the turkey rest for at least 30 minutes before carving. Garnish with the orange wedges and parsley. Reserve the juices in the roasting pan for Gravy. Serve with Sweet Potato Mash, Bread Stuffing and Roast Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. n

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F‑Folio

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

From mundane to luxury look

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Taniya Talukdar taniya.t@postnoon.com

FROM THE FIELDS

TO THE RAMP

Tell us some interesting facts about yourself I am a kabaddi player turned model and very few people know this. I like to write poetry too sometimes when I am in the mood. I have the ability to laugh at myself and make people laugh too in the process. I don't have a mean bone in me and I pretty much like everyone. I am also part of a theatre group Adi Shakti. Life has so much to offer that I get too busy with it. How many years have you walked the earth? It has been 28 wonderful years. Your first stint with the camera? It has been almost six years now and it was an ad for Rexona deodorant. What will you not leave home without? It all depends on my mood but waist coats are something I love and most of the times I step out in them. Your wardrobe essentials... Casual jackets, a suit or two though I am not a suit guy. A Pathani suit, which is essential for Punjabis and I am most comfortable in it. Also a good pair of shoes. Sexiest item in a man's wardrobe is... The tuxedo! a man looks sexy and chic in it.

MODEL WATCH

CANDID THREE What inspired you to become a model? Back when I was a kabaddi player, I was watching TV one day and saw a local contest being announced. Seeing some of the contestants and models I thought to myself that if these guys can do it then why not me? Following which, I lost 30 kilograms and went to Mumbai. I was sure of what I wanted but was unsure how to go about it. I just wanted to become a model, somewhere down the line I think I was lucky, I was always positive and never felt it was hard for me since I took everything in my stride.

Model Inder Bajwa comes from a small village in Punjab and belongs to a farmer's family. But his good looks, sheer grit and determination have got him to where he is today

Who is your favourite model and why? Sheetal Mallar for the simple reason that she is stunning, gorgeous, has great a skin tone and height. All in all a complete package! Projects that people can spot you in. You can see me in Raymonds campaigns. I have hardly explored anything else as I am under a contract with them. What’s your sexiest asset? Personally I don't see anything sexy about me but maybe my willpower. People have told me that they find my lips quite sexy.

Challenges faced in the modelling industry... My biggest challenge was not knowing English. I couldn't register If not modelling then what would you have been doing? that being in India a model had to I would have continued being a kabaddi player or a farmer. talk, looks were not enough and I found it really hard to understand. Advice to upcoming models... Be passionate about your work, believe in yourself and work Your Bollywood aspirations? hard towards your goal. Don't get distracted since the journey is I want to do negative roles in not smooth and good luck! films.


Living Room

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

A peep into the lives of cityʼs stars and achievers

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PICS: SRINIVAS SETTY

Shiba Minai shiba.m@postnoon.com

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hat he would become a teacher or an educationist was a given. Mohammed Abdul Qawi Bahelmi hails from a family of teachers. He says, “My grandfather, my father and my uncle were all teachers and although my ambition was to be a CA, I seem to have taken naturally to this profession.” He continues, “Looks like I have influenced my kids too, my eldest son Abdul Aziz Bahelmi now manages the Tolichowki branch of Vidya Niketan Academy, and my youngest son Junaid Bahelmi manages the main residential branch at Kammareddy.” He had a very active student life. “In 1969, I was a student and also an activist for the cause of Telangana. I loved my student life, but my father passed away and the responsibility of the school fell on me, so I could not continue my studies,” he recalls. He continues, “I can call myself a practically educated teacher. I started as a tuition master and now I own schools. By the grace of God my students are doing well for themselves, and are spread all across the world.” What makes him so popular? Qawi smiles and replies, “None of my students have ever seen me angry. My understanding of education is not just based on the curriculum, but on developing and enhancing my students mindset. It’s to enable their survival in the big world after they step out of my school.” He then adds in a matter-of-fact tone , “I am not doing any social service. This is a profession and I am paid for my services. I only believe in being an honest and sincere teacher.” His students are sure to disagree with him there, since he is known to have brightened a lot of lives. What has been Qawi Bahelmi’s inspiration, and pat comes the reply, “Prophet Mohammed and his life has been very inspiring. I try to emulate his lifestyle as closely as possible. Righteousness, being truthful, sincere and daily habits like how to be well behaved etc. I have tried to propagate all these values in my institutions and I believe that is one of the main reasons why my institutions have shaped the way they have.” He quickly adds, “This does not mean that I am enforcing Islam on anyone, but that is my guide.” For a man who is always shuttling between his residential and day schools, when does he get time for his family? He says, “I am always in my residential school and my wife also teaches with me. Now my kids do it too. Our family time is working together.” He adds, “My wife has been very cooperative and has always helped me with the growth of my children (students). When my students are unwell or are missing their homes, she is the one who takes care of them. She has sacrificed a lot for me and has been very understanding right from the beginning.” But its not like all work and no time to relax for Qawi. One can often find him playing a game of Table Tennis or Volleyball with his students. It’s inspiring to see his energy at the age of 70.

Enhancing students’ mindset At 70, Mohammed Abdul Qawi Bahelmi, a teacher, is still dedicated to making other’s lives brighter. He started his own school in 1973 and today his children have taken over. We get a peek into this popular and friendly principal who has been a father figure to many…..

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ife Syeda Begum, who is also a teacher, says, “He is very patient and his life has always revolved around his students. My husband has believed in not just educating but inspiring students.” Does she dislike any habit of his? To which she says with a laugh, “We have been married for too long to dislike anything in each other, but yes, I would definitely want to change his appetite. He eats too less. I also don’t like him travelling so much and I think it’s time, he retires but I don’t think he will ever listen to me.”Their eldest son Abdul Aziz Bahelmi has taken after his father and looks to his dad for inspiration. He says “Dad always says, ‘When a barber makes a mistake it’s a new haircut, when a tailor makes a mistake it’s new fashion, when a politician makes a mistake it’s a new law, but when a teacher makes a mistake it’s a mistake.’ He always taught us on how much responsibility comes with our jobs.”

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lucky for Megha Megha Burman, who will be seen in the internationally acclaimed film Dam 999 has a colourful resume and hopes that this film will be her stepping stone to success

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am 999 which talks about a dam disaster also deals with navarasas or the nine human emotions. Megha Burman, the Bengali beauty, represents the emotion of love in it. Talking about the film and her role in it, Megha says, “Generally the rasas are of 9 types and are collectively called navarasas. The film is set in the backdrop of a dam. I portray the role of a Muslim girl named Raziya and she is the symbol of love in the

film.” For Megha, the offer for the role in Dam 999 was too good to be true.” Someone from the direction team spotted me in a television commercial and then called and explained to me about the project. I couldn’t believe it, I went to the website and read all that there was to the film. I was then flown to the location in Alleppey-Cochin and went through a gruelling look-test and had to perform some scenes in front of the team. I was told they would get back to me after they auditioned the other girls. Few days later

I was informed that I was meant to fly to Ooty and start filming the first schedule of Dam 999 and the rest as they say is history,” offers Megha who is pretty excited to be part of a film which has entered the Oscar library. The film was shot at various locations and Megha had a wonderful experience especially when they were shooting aboard the ship Front Sabang. “I looked forward to the commuting via a boat to the ship everyday. We shot there for 7 days and each day we would have to queue-up, fill out forms and submit our passports, take our sea-pass and drive to the off-shore location. We used to wait for the boat and travel for 40 minutes to the ship and then go up 150 steps into the ship and the same procedure was

followed on the return. It was hectic, yes, but the view from the ship was breathtaking and in the evening we could see other ships in the horizon,” shares Megha. Megha,who happens to be an equestrian and a capoeirista also had great fun with her co-stars especially Rajit Kapur with whom she had worked earlier too. Talking about her equation with him, Megha says, “Rajit Kapoor is a lot of fun, I worked with him on a Radio Drama for BBC much before Dam 999. He has a great sense of humour, and would be cracking jokes before takes,” she says, going on to add, “All the other actors were great to work with too. Jineet is a great kid; he stayed up way past his bedtime without making a fuss.” While she hopes that

Dam 999 serves as a stepping stone for her into the world of Bollywood, Megha has already made her presence felt in Tollywood. She had debuted in Hari Yelleti’s debut film Ankit Pallavi and Friends and for this role too the actress got spotted in a commercial. “The director of my Telugu film saw a commercial of mine on air. He flew to Mumbai to audition some other actors and myself. He was looking for a girl fresh out of college to portray the character of Pallavi. I seemed to fit the part and next thing I knew I was filming in Hyderabad,” explains Megha on how she got signed up for the film. She also learned a few of the popular Telugu songs and would often sing on the sets, “I miss the idly-sambar breakfast heaps though!” says Megha.


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Anupam Kher

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nupam Kher, one of the most talented actors of the Hindi film industry, has decided to write a book and says that the title of his maiden literary work is The Best Thing About You Is You, which will teach people how to live life in today’s time. “Announcing my first book published by Hay House Publishers. It is about life and living. And is called THE BEST THING ABOUT YOU IS YOU,” the 56-yearold posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. Anupam, who writes for a newspaper as a guest columnist, will try to help people by providing a handy guide to finding peace of mind and contentment in today’s chaotic times through his book. The two-time national award-winning actor also runs an acting school called Actor Prepares. After beginning his career with a soulstirring performance in Saraansh, he went on to do more emotional roles in Daddy and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara and won the national award for both of them. IANS

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short film, based on the hero of Indian national movement Bhagat Singh, is likely to be dropped from screening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) by its director as it ran into trouble with the Censor Board for the ‘anti national’ contents. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), has suggested nine cuts in Inklab, a short film by Chandigarh-based filmmaker Gaurav Chhabra, saying its contents are anti-national. Chhabra has defended his portrayal and has refused to budge. The short film, inspired by the landmark Assembly bombing by Bhagat Singh in 1929, was part of the Short Film Centre and was short-listed by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) to be showcased at IFFI 2011. When contacted, the ESG officials said they were told by the filmmaker that “he might drop the film due to censor board issues”. Chhabra, quoting his communication with the CBFC, has said that the board has refused him certificate saying the film violates section 5 B of the Cinematographic Act 1952. The section bars a movie with visuals or words promoting communal, obscurantist, anti-scientific and anti-national sentiments. Chhabra said the CBFC letter has PTI come as a “rude shock” for him.

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eroine is no longer just a Kareena Kapoor’s film. It’s now a love story between an actress and an actor, thanks to Arjun Rampal’s insistence on a his role being clearly and comprehensively fleshed out in the movie. Apparently Arjun had two long discussions with the film’s producers

UTV and director Madhur Bhandarkar where he suggested changes in the script. These suggestions were duly accepted and incorporated. To his credit Arjun doesn’t deny asking for changes in the Heroine script. “I did make some suggestions which I thought were for the betterment of the film. They were kind enough to accept these changes,” said Arjun, who came into his own with his national award winning performance in Rock On!! “I don’t mind doing heroineoriented films. I’ve done one with Kareena in the past (We Are Family). But at this point in my career I cannot do supporting roles. Heroine is basically a love story between the actress and the actor played by me. It’s a challenge for me because I’ve never played an actor before,” added the 38-year-old. Arjun has also ensured that he is projected as the solo male lead of Heroine and he is all set to start shooting for the film on his birthday, which is on IANS Saturday.

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ctor Colin Firth has teamed up with Oxfam America to auction off a meeting with himself to raise funds for the charity. Oxfam America is an international relief organisation that aims to create lasting solutions to end poverty, hunger and injustice. A website reported that a lucky bidder and a friend will get an

opportunity to meet Firth at the premiere of his movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in Los Angeles on December 6. The winner and the friend will be chauffeured to the screening in an Audi A8L luxury sedan where they will meet Firth and watch the film before being driven to the after-party at the Chateau Marmont hotel. IANS

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eal-life couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are renting a luxurious apartment in west London together. The couple, who play on-screen lovers Edward Cullen and Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise are renting a flat in Notting Hill area, reports a website. “It took a while for staff to realise who they were. Once in, they kept it lowkey by standing at the back sipping pints. You’d never have guessed they were film stars,” a website quoted a source as saying. The flat has an open plan kitchen, modern decor throughout, a master bedroom with a large bed, comfy arm chairs and a stylish dressing table. IANS

Lopez’s beau could be jailed

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inger Jennifer Lopez’s dancer boyfriend Casper Smart could be sent to jail for 90 days in relation to a number of speeding and traffic-related charges. The 42-year-old began dating Casper a few weeks ago and it has now been revealed that the 24-yearold has racked up a number of speeding and traffic-related charges, reports a IANS website.

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Rachel Bilson A launches footwear line

ctress-turned designer Rachel Bilson has launched her own range of footwear in collaboration with stylist Nicole Chavez and shoemaker Steve Madden. The 30-year-old created a range of shoes for website ShoeMint. com. “I think ShoeMint is so cool because you’re getting something new every month, and it’s something that you’ll love. The price point is awesome, so anyone can get the quality and the look that you would find in shoes that may be on the higher price point,” a website quoted Rachel IANS as saying.

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ctress Michelle Williams is to receive an award at the forthcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. The actress will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award at a special gala event on January 7. “Every generation, the cinema has a few performers who mesmerise audiences with an exceptional blend of talent, versatility and grace,” a website quoted festival chairman Harold Matzner as saying. IANS

Arquette, Courteney Cox are still close

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ctress Courteney Cox says she and ex-husband David Arquette are closer than ever despite splitting up a year ago. The 47-year-old Cox, who has a sevenyear-old daughter with the actor, says they now communicate more so that she does not feel alone. “The great thing is that even though we are separated, David and I are still so close. We’re able to talk through everything that happens, so I know that we’re often both feeling the same way and that makes me feel less alone,” a website quoted her as saying. “In some ways, we’re closer than ever. So yes, it’s been a tough year but it’s also been a big year for growth — for both of us.” She also admitted the first year of separation was intense. IANS

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ctor George Clooney and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo are among potential witnesses in the trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, accused of paying for sex with a minor and holding sex parties dubbed “bunga bunga”. Berlusconi, 75, is also accused of using his political office to cover it up. A court in Milan on Wednesday announced that the American actor and the Portuguese footballer are among potential 78

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defence witnesses. Prosecutors also presented the court with a list of 138 people it may want to call. Clooney and Ronaldo reportedly attended parties hosted by Berlusconi. The actor also owns a house in Milan. Berlusconi resigned earlier this month amid a financial crisis. Berlusconi’s social life has been in the public eye since it emerged that starlets and prostitutes were guests at his villas where he held sex parties. IANS

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inger Cyndi Lauper has received the Spirit of Youth trophy for her contribution in helping homeless people. A website reported that Lauper was applauded by officials at the National Runaway Switchboard at their annual benefit ceremony for supporting their cause through her charity True Colors Fund. Lauper has followed in the footsteps of rapper Ludacris and actor Tim Matheson who have previously picked up the IANS prize.

Clooney, Ronaldo witnesses in Berlusconi sex trial?

I was an Ugly Betty Huntington-Whiteley

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odel-actress Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, who is considered as one of the sexiest women in the

world, has revealed she was an Ugly Betty as a teenager. The 24-year-old admits she resembled the spectacle-and-brace wearing character Betty Suarez from the comedy-

drama television series Ugly Betty, reports a website. “I was a bit of an Ugly Betty when I was 15,” Huntington-Whiteley told America’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine. IANS


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Film merchandising may be a billion-dollar business worldwide, but Tollywood is yet to learn the ropes

A grain in the sand enough to see substantial revenue from sale of movie merchandise,” says Preetham Akkineni, one of the members of Panjaa’s publicity team. Neelima Sangamithra, one of the producers of Panjaa, came up with the idea of putting Panjaa’s merchandise up for sale and they tied up with Basic Life stores. “This is the first time that Arka Media is selling movie merchandise and it’s tough to make inroads in the market since people expect merchandise like t-shirts, chains, stickers to be given free of cost,” Preetham reveals. Another trend which is quite prominent in the movie merchandise business is that the local vendors try to encash the hype surrounding anything which is in vogue. “Sometimes the local vendors launch their own brand of apparel if some hero’s clothes and other accessories become

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here’s a joke in Hollywood that quite often producers don’t prefer making films if they can’t sell toys and apparel under the film’s brand name. Take the example of Disney’s smash hit, Cars. The film raked in $460 million at the box-office worldwide, but Disney ended up making more than $5 billion on the sale of merchandise alone! While film merchandising is a huge aspect of film production in the US, it’s still not a priority for Indian film-makers, although Bollywood is slowly trying to generate revenue from sale of merchandise. The Telugu film industry is yet to find a breakthrough in this space. However, some producers have made an earnest attempt to generate buzz prior to the film’s release through the sale of movie merchandise. In the past few years, makers of films like Jhonny, Orange, Mogudu and now Panjaa have jumped into this bandwagon of film merchandising. Back in 2003, when Pawan Kalyan’s Johnny had released, Geetha Arts launched Johnny T-shirts, caps, bike and car stickers to generate hype about the film. “Those products were a rage back then and in the past few years very few Telugu films managed to create hype around its merchandise,” says Allu Sirish, the son of Allu Arvind who produced Johnny. “In 2010, when the Ram Charan Tej starrer Orange was set for release, Levis launched the Orange line of apparel and they did quite well,” Sirish

adds. Recently, Kalamandir tied up with the makers of Gopichand, Taapsee starrer Mogudu and launched a new wedding collection in their stores to promote their products and the film. “It was a strategic move and a win-win situation for all of us. Since the film revolves around a wedding, it fit in quite well into our core business,” says Prasad Chalavadi, Chairman and MD of Kalamandir. “The clothes were specially designed in Delhi, Jaipur and Lucknow and the response has been great from our cus-

tomers,” he adds. Last year, Krsala Jewellery was part of Nagavalli’s promotions and they launched a new line of jewellery based on the accessories worn by Anushka and Venkatesh in the film. Recently, Levis was one of the brand partners of Dookudu. Apart from the clothes worn by the lead actors in Dookudu, the aviators worn by Mahesh Babu and Sonu Sood sparked a new trend. However, none of these attempts are showing any tangible benefits to the producers. “The market hasn’t evolved

quite popular,” Sirish says and adds, ”If you look at the world statistics, more than 70 per cent of the revenue generated from movie merchandising comes from sale of apparel. It’s very important to have an organised retail sector if movie merchandise has to click in India. Sadly, it’s quite unorganised right now and India will remain a very small market for movie merchandising.”


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Abhimanyu Singh

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1400 Abhishekam 1430 Aadade Aadharam 1500 Antahpuram 1530 Aakasa Ganga 1600 Prema Mandiram 1630 Jagadeeswari 1700 Paduta Teeyaga 1800 Mahabharatam 1830 Puttadi Bomma 1900 Kumkuma Rekha 1930 Manasu Mamata 2000 Chandra Mukhi 2030 Bharyamani 2100 ETV News 2130 WOW 2230 Movie 0800 Jeevana Jyothi 0830 Tollywood Time 0900 Movie 1130 Abhiruchi 1230 Star Mahila 1330 Egire Pavurama

1400 Movie 1730 Charandasi 1800 Veera Naari Jhansi Laxmi Bhai 1830 Kalavari Kodallu 1900 Chinna Kodalu 1930 Pasupukunkuma 2000 Muddu Bidda 2030 Radha Kalyanam 2100 Kanyadanam 2130 Teen Mar-Just Mass Dance 2300 Bumper Offer 2330 Latest Superhit Songs 0730 Sankeerthana 0800 Gopuram 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

‘Man Vs Wild’ at 2000 Hrs on DISCOVERY 1400 Man Vs Wild 1500 Dino World 1600 Into Alaska With Jeff Corwin 1700 Discovery Showcase 1800 Wild Discovery 1900 Fight Quest 2000 Man Vs Wild 2200 Swamp Brothers 2230 Destroyed In Seconds 2300 Blue Planet 1000 Colour Of War VI - Adolf Hitler 1100 Curiosity 1200 Swamp Brothers 1230 Destroyed In Seconds

1510 Got To Dance 1605 Top Chef Masters 1700 India's Minute To Win It 1800 The X Factor 2000 Sony Lifestyle Tv Magazine 2030 E Buzz 2100 Ghost Hunters 2200 The X Factor 0700 Infomercial/30 Min 0725 Sky Teleshopping 0825 Infomercial/30 Min 0900 Sky Teleshopping 0930 E Buzz 0955 Sony Lifestyle Tv Magazine 1020 CSI - Miami 1110 NCIS - Los Angeles 1200 Wipeout 1300 The X Factor

‘Ghost Hunters’ at 2100 Hrs on AXN

‘Sawaare Sabke Sapne – Preeto’ at 2030 Hrs on IMAGINE 1400 Haar Jeet 1500 Gajab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaaniyaan 1600 Haar Jeet 1700 Dharampatni 1800 Beendh Banuga Ghodi Chadhunga 1830 Sawaare Sabke Sapne – Preeto 1900 Dharampatni 1930 Haar Jeet 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

‘Hawan’ at 1930 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 - Dastak 1630 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 Adaalat 1000 Parvarish 1230 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai

‘Parvarrish - Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethi’ at 2130 Hrs on SONY

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‘Pratigya’ at 2230 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

1455 17 Again 1655 Catwoman 1900 Swordfish 2100 10,000 BC 2310 Cradle 2 The Grave 0755 Friends 0825 Good Morning, Miami 0855 Friends 0925 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1130 10,000 Bc 1340 Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King

1425 Treasure Guards 1630 Enter The Dragon 1850 Despicable Me 2100 Transporter 3 2320 Candyman - Farewell To The Flesh 0800 Zoolander 0955 It's Complicated 1235 Transporter 3

1400 $H*! My Dad Says 1430 Mike And Molly 1500 The Real Housewives Of New Jersey 1600 The Event 1700 $H*! My Dad Says 1730 Mike And Molly 1800 E News 1900 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2000 $H*! My Dad Says 2030 America's Funniest Home Videos 20 2100 The Real Housewives Of New Jersey 2200 The Event 2300 $H*! My Dad Says 2330 Mike And Molly 0800 Less Than Perfect 0900 My Wife And Kids 1000 America's Funniest Home Videos 20 1100 Parks And Recreation 1200 Happy Endings

‘The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ at 2100 Hrs on ZEE CAFE

Phulwa Storyline - Phulwa manages to succeed in her plan and tricks the entire Thakur family. The truth of brides being exchanged is revealed thereby making Phulwa succeed in marrying Abhay. ‘Phulwa’ at 2100 Hrs on COLORS

Dekha Ek Khwaab Storyline - Monia will be seen discussing with her Taai about her father’s behaviours last night and also about how upset she is because of that. ‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’ at 2045 Hrs on SONY ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ at 2100 Hrs on HBO

‘The Big Bang Theory’ at 2300 Hrs on STAR WORLD 1400 Masterchef USA 1500 Extreme Trail 1600 The Big Bang Theory 1630 Home Improvement 1700 The Sheild 1800 Masterchef USA 1900 Love2 Hate U 2000 Rules Of Engagement 2030 The Simpsons 2100 Masterchef USA 2200 The Sheild 2300 The Big Bang Theory 2330 Home Improvement 0700 Dexter 0800 Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior 0900 The Sheild 1000 Terra Nova 1100 Love2 Hate U 1200 The Big Bang Theory 1300 Home Improvement

1400 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 1430 Don't Worry Chachu !!! 1500 Lapataganj 1530 Fir 1600 Chintu Chinky Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story 1630 Don't Worry Chachu !!! 1700 Gili Gili Gappa 1730 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 1900 Lapataganj 1930 Don't Worry Chachu !!! 2000 Chintu Chinky Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story 2030 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 2100 Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo 2130 Mrs. Tendulkar 2200 Lapataganj 2230 Fir 2300 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma 2330 Don't Worry Chachu !!! 0800 Teleshopping 0900 Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma’ at 2030 Hrs on SAB

‘Just Married’ at 1400 Hrs on ZOOM 1400 Movie - Just Married 1730 Star Bonanza 1800 Letz Go! 1900 Planet Bollywood News 1930 The Zoom Review Show 2000 Royal Stag Make It Large Series 2030 Next Door Diva 2100 Zabar 10 2130 The Zoom Review Show 2200 B - Tonite 2230 Link'D 2300 Bollywood Bonanza 0700 Letz Go! 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 Red Hot Countdown 1330 Telly Talk

1430 Discovery Science Classics 1530 Discovery Science Presents 1730 Showdown - Air Combat 1830 Best Of Discovery Science 1930 100 Greatest Discoveries 2030 Exodus Earth 2130 Some Assembly Required 2230 Top Sniper 2330 The New Inventors 1030 Exodus Earth 1130 Some Assembly Required 1230 Best Of Discovery Science 1330 Weird Or What?

‘CSI - Miami’ at 2300 Hrs on BIG CBS PRIME

‘The New Inventors’ at 2330 Hrs on DISCOVERY SCIENCE

1430 Jerry Springer 1530 Aspire 1600 Survivor 1700 Bellator 1800 Galileo Extreme 1900 The Defenders 2000 Entertainment Tonight 2030 Galileo Extreme 2100 Survivor 2200 Bellator 2300 CSI - Miami 0700 Galileo Extreme 0800 Survivor 0900 Galileo Extreme 1000 The Defenders 1100 Aspire 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, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Take a shot at the brain game while sipping your cuppa

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QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Crunch-time helper 5 Kentucky Derby events 10 Trim 14 Maldives locale 15 ___ Gay (WWII plane) 16 Dry as a bone 17 Film featuring microscopic people 20 Exclamation of mild disapproval 21 In-of link 22 Prohibit 23 Concerning, in memos 25 ___-free (travelers' delight) 27 "And I could go on ..." 30 Advice from a pro 32 It may be stored in a blood bank 36 Atlas expanses 38 Gas for the theater district 40 In the lead 41 1975 science fiction adventure film 44 Poet's muse 45 Heroic narrative 46 Football stadium's shape 47 Kind of son or American 49 Wrack's partner 51 Viewing organ 52 Glacial snow field 54 Use the overhead compartment 56 "Tain't" retort 59 Twice-a-month tide 61 Lists of candidates 65 Fairy-tale setting 68 Libertine 69 Ginza locale 70 Father of Art Deco 71 ___ 500 (driving event) 72 Scornful expression 73 NFL center's responsibility DOWN 1 President and Supreme Court justice

2 Jacob's twin 3 Never-used condition 4 "Lady Marmalade" singer LaBelle 5 Fix a pearl necklace 6 Hill dweller 7 Cobra's shape 8 Spanish hero 9 Prepare for a rainy day 10 Working capital? 11 Damascus resident 12 Latvian capital 13 Idyllic garden 18 Jemima or Bee 19 Wanted felon 24 Olympic weapons 26 Search engine giant 27 Ruhr industrial center 28 Colorful tropical fish 29 Gem measure 31 Aid in finding the Titanic 33 Begin a tennis match

34 Southeast Asian peninsula 35 Confuse 37 Evening gown fabric 39 Drink with wine, lemon and nutmeg 42 Catholic prayer recitation 43 Is in a state of expectancy 48 Happenings 50 ___ contendere 53 Use, as china 55 Goods for sale 56 "Desperate Housew ives" actress Hatcher 57 Privy to

SUDOKU

58 Desert War missile 60 Small lapdog 62 Slender-billed sea bird 63 "Como ___ usted?" 64 Folk-dance component 66 Attention-getting shout 67 Do a beautician's job PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest. – Colleen Wainwright


Chai Time STAR POWER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Your tomorrow today̶Star Power and Tarot THIRUVAIKUMAR

Date 26-11-2011

ARIES

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

March 20 – April 18 Businessmen can expect favourable turning points in their transactions. New investments can be contemplated. Customersʼ list will expand. Politicians' tensions will reduce; chances of support.

TAURUS

April 19 – May 19 Employees work sincerely and com‑ plete work with perfection and in stip‑ ulated time. Income will start looking up gradually. Businessmen will adopt new techniques to increase sales.

GEMINI

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

June 21 – July 21

July 22 – August 21

May 20 – June 20

Businessmen will clear their loans. Partners will be of more help. They have to search for new markets and new products. Women will face health problems. Chance of misun‑ derstanding with life partner; avoid this.

Colleagues will help employees and hence work burden will come down. Superiors will appreciate you. Politicians are entrusted with new responsibilities. This will increase their status. Party workers will help in this.

Businessmen will be very happy as their profits start looking up... beyond their expectations. Take analysed decision before making fresh investments. Farmers will reap rich dividends for hard work put in.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS November 21 – Dec 20

October 23 – November 20

Employees' responsibilities and work‑ load will increase. But their hard work will get due recognition. Transfer reque‑ sted may not materialise for time being. Businessmen to take cautious decisions.

Businessmen will have steady business transactions. They will identify new sche‑ mes to attract more new customers. Em‑ ployees earn a good name from superiors by completing the jobs as per need.

Friends will extend their wholehearted help to businessmen. Good profits will be seen by way of making fresh investments. High command will be kind enough with politicians, who work to perfection.

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

January 20 – February 18 Employees will get appreciation from superiors. This might make colleagues jealous of you, hence be careful of them. Businessmen need to postpone new efforts. Accept friends' advice.

ARIES

TAURUS

GEMINI

Three of Cups – Your hard work and patience are about to pay off. Youʼll be in a position to flaunt your newly arrived status without holding back, like you always do.

Ten of Cups – The family is in focus today. Spend time with loved ones and rediscover the strong bond you share. They provided stability even if you didnʼt realize it.

Ace of Cups – You're brimming with ideas and the best, most unique ideas come to mind. You feel ful‑ filled, as though you have finally found your calling.

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

Knight of Cups – You feel emotional about your partner and also your work, which is extremely important to you. Make the effort to separate reality from your imagination.

Seven of Swords – Avoid conflict situa‑ tions at all costs, even if it means just stay‑ ing away, physically. You feel youʼre being unfairly targeted. You may not be wrong.

Ace of Swords – Ext‑ reme emotions are at play. You're forced to choose between two opposite paths with no room for compro‑ mise. Donʼt stress over it too much.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

King of Wands – As a leader, you are capa‑ ble of finding creative solutions to stubborn problems. You will be looked up to, even be envied, for these spe‑ cial skills.

Page of Cups – You feel vulnerable about a decision that needs your attention. Some strong emotions you didnʼt know you had surface, making you feel uncomfortable.

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

Eight of Pentacles – Youʼre in the mood to shop till you drop. But are you buying too many things you donʼt need, or using shopping as a stress buster?

Queen of Cups – Keep your emotions to yourseld. Be careful about who you choose to reveal your true emotions to. Not everyone around you should be trusted.

The Wheel of Fortune – The good and bad times alternate on lifeʼs wheel. Bad times will eventually give way to the good and vice‑versa. Take into account the big picture.

February 19 – March 19

Existing hurdles will disappear for busi‑ nessmen. However, postpone plans to expand now. Women will get good af fec‑ tion from their partner. They look happy as financial situation is comfortable.

For Better or for Worse Stone soup

Six of Wands – A good time to take stock of the current situation. If you are looking for a job change, you need to go about it in a planned manner.

SOLUTIONS

Boggle MARS EARTH NEPTUNE URANUS MERCURY

Number game

Suduko

Scrabble

Ink pen

COMICS

Fred Basset

Dec 21 – January 19 Businessmen will see a booming phase. Chances of opening a number of bran‑ ches to increase business. Profits will multiply but be in your control. Politicians need to avoid conflicts.

SUMAA TEKUR

tarotreadhyd@gmail.com

August 22 – September21

Businessmen need to adopt new methods to improve their sales. Try to adjust with part‑ ners to avoid misunderstanding. Farmers may not have harvest as expected. As there are chances of hurdles, keep patience.

September 22 – October 22

TAROT READ

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 PICS: N SHIVA KUMAR

STRUTTING IN SILK

Vidya Balan went around Mandir and Inorbit Mall, which she visited on Thursday to promote her film The Dirty Picture. PICS: SRINIVAS SETTY

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