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Apr. 16-30, 2012

Vol. 7, Issue - 20

Public Private Partnership of schools ? Who makes profits ? “2500 out of 6000 proposed schools will be set up under Public Private Partnership,” says Budget 2012-2013

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he education budget of 2012-2013 has brought forward a number of changes. There have been a lot of improvements when it comes to alloca-tion of resources, like Right to Education (RTE)-Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) received Rs 25, A common problem with PPP projects is that private investors obtain a rate of return that was higher than the government's bond rate, even though most or all of the income risk associated with the project was borne by the public sector. 555 crore allocation, showin.g an increase of 21.7%; while a 29% increase for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan making it Rs 3,124 crore. According to the current budget 6000 schools are being set up at block level as model schools in the 12th Five Year Plan. Besides, a Credit Gua-rantee Fund has been announced to be set up for better flow of credit to students. Of these, 2,500 will be set up under public-private-partnership (PPP). PPP involves a contract between a public sector authority and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risk in the project. In some types of PPP, the cost of using the

Akriti Seth service is borne exclusively by the users of the service and not by the taxpayer. In other types (notably the private finance initiative), capital investment is made by the private sector on the strength of a contract with government to provide agreed services and the cost of providing the service is borne wholly or in part by the government.

Pranab Mukherjee (Finance Minister), reads out the education budget for the year 2012-2013

The ultimate objective is to analyze whether the loss will be suffered by the poor students attending these schools or the public institutions, because private institutions invest with a profit making objective strictly. It's hard to see why they would make an exception in this case.

Cheers! Alcohol could boost your Brain Power London : Here's the perfect reason to go for a tipple tonight - alcohol sharpens the mind, says a study. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that men who enjoy two pints of beer or two medium glasses of wine are better and quick at solving brain teasers than those who are stone cold sober, the 'Daily Mail' reported. This is because alcohol hinders analytical thinking, allowing creative thoughts that otherwise might be stifled to take root. This makes it easier to find imaginative solutions to problems, according to the researchers. For their study the searchers set 40 healthy, young men a series of brain teasers. They involved being given three words, such as coin, quick and spoon, and coming up with a fourth word that links the three in this case, silver. Half the group drank the equivalent of two pints of beer before doing the tests, while the rest carried them out sober. The drinking group solved nearly 40 percent more problems than others, and took an average of 12 seconds compared to the 15.5 seconds needed by sober subjects."The current research represents the first demonstration of alcohol's effect on creative problem solving," according to the researchers. The study's co-author Jennifer Wiley added: "We tested what happens when people are slightly merry - not when people drink to extremes. The bottom line is that we think being too focused can blind you to novel possibilities, and a broader, more flexible state of attention is needed for creative solutions to emerge.

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Payback Time !

Akriti Seth

(Newton's Law – 'every action has an equal and opposite reaction' has finally been implemented in the corporate sector)

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hat time has passed and gone by, when any company couldexploit and abuse the resources of the nation and think only about its profits. As awareness increased, the common man knows that he cannot be taken for a ride. If a company wants to acquire land, they better compensate the occu- “I do believe that we, in the TATA GROUP, have held a pants of the land; if a company view and sense of purpose that our companies are not in wants to clear trees; they better existence just to run our business and make our profit but plant a thousand more. In short, that we are responsible and good corporate citizens over the millionaires and billionaires and above our normal operations”- Ratan Tata have started paying the society back for what they took. Tata Steel Tata has undertaken affirma-tive action and not just mere charity. “I do believe that we, in the Tata group, have held a view and sense of purpose that our com-panies are not in existence just to run our business and to make profit but that we are responsible and good corporate citizens over and above our normal opera-tions.”said Ratan N Tata, Chair-man, Tata group. Tata group founded the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS. They are a prominent member of the Global Reporting Initiative board and they were the first Indian company to publish corporate sustainability report as per GRI guidelines. Tata group has undertaken to improve the en-vironment, employee relations, economic growth, civil amenities, community ser-vices, health and it has also assisted during natural calamities. TATA group has • Planted 1.6 million trees as a gift to future gene ration. • Reduced 20% consu mption of raw materi als. • 100% treat ment of wa ste water. Reliance industries limited !RIL's contribution to the community are in areas of health, education, infrastructure deve-lopment (drinking water, improving village infrastructure, construction of schools etc.), environment (effluent treatment, tree plantation, treatment of hazardous waste), relief and assistance in the event of a natural disaster, and miscellaneous activities such as contribution to other social development organizations etc. RIL's CSR teams across its manufacturing (continued on page 2 )

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Apr. 16-30, 2012

HAS “MEGALOMANIAC” MAMTA BANERJEE LOST HER MARBLES ?

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t seems Mamta Banerjee has started losing her equilibrium and suffering from megalomania and is probably in dire need of psychiatric help. From the recent idiotic comments she has been passing over the rape cases in her state and the transfer of the Police officer who solved the rape case and the latest ban on newspapers from libraries in West Bengal, it looks like Mamta is taking things too far. It may be recalled that very recently Mamta Banerjee banned English and mass circulation Bengali dailies at state aided and sponsored libraries in West Bengal and made available only eight selected newspapers. This order in an official circular is nothing but undemocratic, uncalled for and absolutely worse than censorship. What is even more insidious is that she has banned all English dailies and large circulation Bengali newspapers in what she calls “public interest”. She claims that the eight dailies will promote language among the rural masses contributing to spread of “free” thinking among the members. This is an absolutely ridiculous statement that just displays how arrogant and haughty Mamta's attitude has become. When a 37 year old Anglo Indian woman was raped recently in Park Street, Calcutta, Mamta Banerjee stated that she was not raped and that she had consensual sex. How did Mamta know about it? Was she watching the scene when the crime took place? This just shows the level of depravity in

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her thinking. The transfer of the Calcutta police's crime wings first woman chief Damayanti Sen, the IPS officer who cracked the Park Street rape case has shocked the whole nation. It just goes to say that if you do your duty and don't protect rapists you will be punished. Unmarried Mamta seems to be the godmother of all the males of her state including rapists…females can go to hell! This transfer of the cop is similar to Narendra Modi's transfer of police officials for doing their duty during the 2002 Muslim genocide in Gujarat. In many ways it seems Mamta Banerjee is fast getting transformed into Narendra Modi. Both of them are unmarried like Hitler and both of them seem to have Hitler like schizophrenic streaks in them. How do you solve a problem like Mamata? How do you stop her and pin it down? She split from the Congress and succeeded in forming a winning party. She demolished the invincible Communists. Now public servants like police are her personal servants. She even makes Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dance to her tunes. In short, Mamta has always displayed the symptoms of megalomania but her recent sever relapse should be a real cause for concern. In the final analysis it seems Mamta has lost her equilibrium too along with Megalomania. But then how many of our politicians have equilibrium? This is the million dollar question that this nation is not getting any answer to!!!

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divisions interact with the neighboring community on regular basis. The social organizations that come under Reliance are : • Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Protsaham Scheme (for students) • Mumbai Indians Education for All Initiative • Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital • Reliance Rural Development Trust. Companies which are getting away : State Bank of India – Conducts a few social awareness programs and banks on them Indiabulls – Insignificant contribution to society Infosys – Stops at providing support to NGOs.

A duplex Apt in “Signature Island” in BKC cost 40 crores plus - Akriti Seth "Its not just luxury, its super luxury" said Kamal Khetan, Chairman and Managing Director of Sunteck Realty, while announcing its association with Vertu (luxury mobile phones) to redefine Indian luxury residential spaces. 'Signature Island' which is being developed in Bandra Kurla complex, offers duplex apartments of 11,000 sq. ft (Rs. 40 crore plus) and 7,000 sq. ft. (Rs. 25 crore plus). These apartments will also have its own elevators, temperature control swimming pools and exclusive audio visual rooms. Signature

Island will also have a well equipped gymnasium, in house health care centre, mini consumable shop and laundry. It is an ultra premium luxury project which will be home only to top honchos of the corporate world. The concierge services provided by Vertu in Signature island will be available through the 'Vertu Signature and Constellation handset' in each apartment. Speaking on the association Mr. Gordon Watson, Head of Vertu India, said "The Vertu concierge service is a manifestation of the luxury lifestyle that signature island reflects."

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Findings of Victimisation Surveys C

rime reviews are normally based on information collected by the police. It is a wellknown fact-that a large number of cases are not reported before the police and many reported cases are not registered, like the Criminologists, the victimologists were unaware of the true incidence of crime or victimization. The development of criminal victimization survey has done much to change the situation. Victimisation surveys have been conducted in Great Britian, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and provided valuable wealth of information. It is now regular feature of crime statics in the United States. In a paper presented at the 8th International Symposium on Victimology at Adelaide (August 21 to 26, 1994), the Director of European Institute of Crime Prevention and Control Mr. Matti Jousten, mentioned that the

(The writer is a Post Graduate from Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi.)

international victimization survey revealed that in developing countries one of prime reasons for non-reporting of crimes was the negative attitude towards the police. The survey revealed that the few victims who turn to the criminal justice system run up against an almost total lack of victim services whereas victim advocates in developed countries

are pushing for hotlines, shelters, special victim officers, babysitting services, transportation to and from the police station and the court, counseling and referred services to other agencies, such facilities are not just existing in developing countries. The reason citied by the government is lack of funds. The lack of victim services aside, the victim often encounters insensitive treatment by the different criminal justice agencies from the police through to the courts. In India, very limited efforts have been made so far of any kind of victimization survey. The Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (ICFS), New Delhi, had undertaken two crime victim surveys, One with respect to homicide victims in Bangalore and Delhi, and the second with respect to those killed in motor vehicle Accidents in Delhi.

Freedom of press is the heart of Social & Political Iintercourse F

reedom of press- 'Vital Tool' for democracy and democratic institutions, in any 'Democratic republics' anywhere in world to function free any 'Arbitrariness' . Justice Mr. Markandeya Katju, as Chairman of press council have his mind in ' Crytal clear terms' on Maharashtra Government, as a bomb shell, deservingly. True Article 356 of Constitution of India, 'failure of constitutional machinery' is something like a 'Recall' instrument at the hands of people, when 'elected representatives' malfunction to the 'detriment of electors/voters', as citizens, a device created by Constituent Assembly in 1947, for it felt 'Elected' 'may misbehave to the determinant to citizens' 'at some point of time' as 'corruption' eats a sober mind, as Greed is a worst devil on man. When one reads the Article 356, one will find a structure if the President, on receipt of a report from the Governor of a State or OTHERWISE (note), is satisfied that a situation has arisen which the government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the 'Constitution', the President may by Proclamation –(a)assume to himself all or any of the functions of the Government of the State and all or any of the powers vested in or exercisable by the Governor or any body or authority in the State other than the 'Legislature of the State'. (b) Declare that the powers of Legislature of the State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the State, make such incidental and consequential provisions as appear to the President to be necessary or desirable for giving effect the objects of the Proclamation, including provisions of this

Dr. G. Balakrishnan [Ph.D (Econ) ML., (Professor Emeritus) (Economics & Management) & Advocate(original side), Bombay High Court & High Court appointed Mediator, Sr. Counsel, Supreme Court of India]

Constitution relating to any body or authority in the State.' PROVIDED that nothing in this clause shall authorize the President to assume to himself any of the powers vested in or exercisable by a High Court, or to suspend the WHOLE or in PART the operation of any provisions of this Constitution relating to High Courts.' Coming back to Art 19… PROTECTION OF CERTAIN RIGHTS REGARDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH, ETC. ALL CITIZENS shall have the right UNDER sub clause (1) (a).. 'To freedom of speech and expression' {(subject to reasonable restrictions on exercise of the right conferred (under Right to Freedom under Fundamental Rights, a basic structure of the Indian Constitution) (as read sixteenth amendment to consti-tution, 1963, s.2) 'Expression signifies that the 'limitation' imposed on a person in the enjoyment of right should not be ARBITRARY or EXCESSIVE in nature beyond what is required in the interest of PUBLIC (of the seven rights one under Art 19(f) is taken away by 44th Constitutional amendment with effect from 20.6.1979.) The fundamental rights / freedoms contained in Article 19(1) are those 'great' and 'basic rights' which were recognized as

the 'Natural Rights inherent in every citizen' (St of West Bengal v/s Subodh Gopal Bose, AIR 1954 SC 92, 95. But these fundamental rights are subject to restrictions on grounds of 'Public Order, decency, morality, or other public interests which may be compendiously described as 'Social welfare'. The Supreme Court need not rely on American Constitution for the purposes of examining the Seven Freedoms contained in Art. 19 because the social conditions and the habits of our people are different. (Pathumma v St of Kerala, AIR 1978 SC 771; see also Jagmohan Singh v State of U P, AIR 1973 SC 947, 952) General pattern of 'reasonableness' is not possible. The test whatever 'prescribed should be applied to each individual Statute impugned. No abstract standard or general pattern can be laid down as 'applicable' to all cases. The Nature of Right alleged to have been infringed, the underlying purposes of restrictions imposed, the extent and urgency of 'evil' sought to be remedied and thereby the disproportionate nature of the imposition and the prevailing condition at the time should all enter into the judicial verdict. Restrictions vary from 'age to age' and will be related to the adjustment necessary to solve the problems which communities face from time to time. Freedom of speech and of the press is at the foundation of all democratic institutions. Art 19(1) (a) no doubt provides 'liberty of the press will come within the ambit of this clause.(Sakal Papers P.Ltd. v UOI, AIR 1962 SC 305; Ramesh Thapar v St of Madras, AIR 1950, SC 124, 128: Express News papers P Ltd v UOI, AIR 1986 SC 515. (continue on next issue)


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An unusual raid

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ecently, that is, on the 23rd of March 2012 to be exact, I came across a raid by a government agency. Not that I happened to watch it, in which case, I could have been a witness, a pancha as they say. It could have given me an interesting story which, in turn, I could have imaginatively developed and presented to you for 'time pass'. There are different kinds of raids. Raids by the income tax officials to unearth unaccounted money, raids by the CBI sleuths to bring out black money and raids by the economic offences wing to uncover concealed income. During the days of prohibition, there were raids everywhere, left, right and centre. The raiding party confiscated a bottle of whiskey, rum or beer and charged you under the relevant section. Your advocate, then, released you on bail and the court, more often than not, set you free as there would invariably be a slip between the cup and the lip. Addas or illicit liquor dens which operated in every nook and corner, were routinely raided, those who made the brew, those who sold it and those found drinking it were all rounded up, except perhaps the real owner. The irony of it all was that they were the people who grieved over the lifting of prohibition. There also used to be raids on black marketers and hoarders, though seldom was anyone punished. I must admit that I have not witnessed any of these raids. The raids which I have seen with my own eyes are those carried out every now and then by the municipality on the foot path hawkers. I have seen them in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and can say that the modus operandi is the same They come in the municipality vans, sweep down on the vendors and take away the merchandise –vege-

tables, fruits, toys and knick –knacks along with the carts. Once the goods are loaded on to the vehicle, the raiding party starts gorging on the fruits, generally the bananas, in full public view. It is surprising that these people, whether they are from the capital city, the financial capital or the garden city, all have developed the same taste. One day, I saw a raid on a foot path news paper vendor at Nariman point from whom I bought magazines regularly. A municipality van came all of a sudden, someone got down and in a swift move picked up all the papers and magazines. The Bhaiyaji was a little sad, but assured me that he would get back all his things except some glossy magazines which the officer would keep for the sake of his children who had a reading habit. In the beginning of this essay, I had mentioned that I came across a particular raid. What I meant is that I came to know of it from a local newspaper. It was strange and unusual, the like of which you are unlikely to find anywhere else. The raid was on a book shop situated at Flora Fountain. If you thought that they were looking for Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses', or any other author's banned books, you are wrong. They were not even looking for the pirated editions which sold more than the genuine ones. The surprising fact was that they were least concerned with the contents of any book. They were actually from a government department which has never been known to visit book shops. It would be interesting to go through the report that appeared in the newspaper. “A sprawling book shop at Fort had unexpected visitors this week. Officials from the Legal Metrology which falls under the State government's Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer protection department stormed the book store and heavily penalized the owners for selling shrink-wrapped books without specifying the weights and other requisite specifica-tions. Officials raided Kitab Khana, which opened last March near Flora Fountain and confiscated nine books that were shrinkwrapped (thin transpa-rent plastic film to protect things from

damage) , but did not sport mandatory stickers that mention details. According to the Legal Metrology department, under standards of weights and measures (packaged commodity) rules 1977, every pre-packaged commodity must bear name and address of manufacturer or importer and its month and year, name of the product, weight and the price. The secretary, Bombay Book sellers and Publishers Association said, “coffee table books are shrink-wrapped to prevent them from damage. These officials are picking on book stores and such books by stretching the meaning of what constitutes packaged commodities. Some book sellers have told me that they had to pay bribes to avoid being fined. How does the weight of a book matter ? I have been in the business for 30 years and I'm certain there is no rule by which they can penalize book sellers for this reason”. No one has ever heard of selling books by weight or for that matter, the metrological department carrying out raids on book stores. The news is certainly worth an entry in the Lim-ca Book of records, if not the Guinness Book of world Records. The incident reminds me of an interesting case that actually happened in a Madras factory, many years ago. A factory inspector came for inspection and was unhappy that he couldn't find any violation of rules. He then picked on the toilet block which had not been painted / white washed. According to rules, factory buildings had to be painted once every three years or so. The inspector imposed a fine on the company for this lapse, knowing well that the toilet block had ceramic tiles. The company went in appeal and won the case. It is likely that in the coming days, publishers may be asked to mention on the cover of books, the gross weight, the net weight (weight without the outer cover), MRP including all taxes, date of manufacturing and date of expiry. The last two items are mandatory for medicines and tonics and what is a book, if not a tonic for the brain?

No water to drink, CIDCO goofs up at Kharghar Kharghar : The residents of Kharghar have accused the CIDCO of giving incomplete information on inadequate water supply and unnecessarily harassing them. Recently, CIDCO announced that there will be no water on January 3 due to some technical work. The residents therefore kept stock for one day. But the next day, the water flow was so less that they could not fill the societies' common water tank even to the quarter mark. Somehow, the residents managed on the second day. But things started turning worse on January 5. Sarita Malhotra, a resident of Omkar Society in Sector 21, alleged, "It is really an unaccepted fact that the CIDCO

never gives a clear picture of the water shortage. If the problem was going to continue for a few more days, then they should have informed the residents." Vartika Mahipal, a resident of Sector 12, added, "If shutdowns are needed, they must be just for a few hours and for a few days. Water is an essential part of our life. We were not aware of the fact that the problem will continue in such a manner. We do not have even drinking water." Another resident Pranjali D of Sector 19 said, "This is really an unorganised way of working where the residents are victims. We had to order food as there was no water even for cooking." V Kamble, an officer of CIDCO's

water department, said, "We have officially announced the shutdown, but the work did not complete on time. However, we have released water to avoid inconvenience to the residents."

NAVI MUMBAI - NEWS Benches missing from Tata Garden, elderly face problems - Staff Correspondent

Vashi : It was one of Navi Mum-bai's most beautiful gardens. Today, with dug up walking tracks, overgrown trees, open feeder boxes, dry grass and filth all around, the Tata Garden Sector 9 A, Vashi is a glaring example of sheer neglect. Due to its shabby state, people have stopped visiting the park, especially senior citizens. Senior citizen R S Shetty recalled, "This garden was developed around 20 years back by Tata Electrics Company as their officers were staying in nearby societies. This was one of the most beautiful gardens in Navi Mumbai having the highest number of botanical plants that were given names five years back." He said there were six benches for senior citizens to take rest after morning or evening walks. As there are religious and social institutions nearby, marriages were organised on regular basis. "There were two gardeners who used to work in two shifts, but today there is only one gardener and is thus unable to maintain the garden." Another senior citizen Vijay Kumar Ladkani said, "Around six months back, all the benches were removed from the garden and kept in the store room. Just one was kept out for us senior citizens. It was surprising that one of the benches was found outside Reshma CHS near the bus depot. Senior citizens generally have backache or knee ache making it difficult for them to sit on the ground. We tried to find out the mystery of the missing benches from the gardener, who informed that it was done on orders from higher-ups. We request to provide at least one more bench to us so that male and female senior citizens can sit separately." Dinesh Mehta, also a senior citizen said, the garden once had lights all around which have now been replaced with two high masts that fail to give enough light at all the corners. "A focus light was also added which never worked. Earlier, many mothers used to bring their kids to play here, but now the amusement facilities have gathered rust and only the fibre-made games are left which kids hardly enjoy." Senior citizen Gopal Nadar pointed out, "There is no public toilet here. We have to go to the bus depot which is really difficult. Unfortunately, some people use the corner of the garden which is very embarrassing and unhygienic." Om Prakash Kheda and Chelaram added, "There are pits on the walking tracks, open feeder boxes, dry grass, filth all around the garden, etc." Assistant Garden Officer Vijay Kamble was not available for comments.

Nerul residents to launch campaign for Railway Reservation Counter Nerul : With population rise in Nerul node, a reservation counter for long journey trains is need of the hour. Residents feel the demand is justified, as Nerul is the biggest residential node in entire Navi Mumbai. Abhijit Thorat, a resident of Nerul and president of Navi Mumbai Railway Pravashi Welfare Association (NMRPWA) said, "Many people come to Nerul in search of livelihood. As per a census study, the population of Nerul node in the year 2001 was near 75,000. This has almost doubled in the last 10 years." Thorat added, "For years, residents of this node have to either go to CBD Belapur or Vashi to book tickets. The problem is that CBD Belapur reservation service is not only used by CBD Belapur residents but also by residents of Nerul, Kharghar and construction workers of newly developing node Ulwe too. The one at Vashi is used by residents of Ghansoli, Mhape, Koper Khairne, Vashi, Turbhe and Sanpada." A resident of Sector 48 Nerul and secretary NMRPWA, P Nayar, said the condition is really unbearable and the residents have to stand for hours just to get a ticket. "So people have to pay more to travel agents. And many a time, they even drop plans to visit their native homes." Baba Nyaynit, also a resident of Nerul, and member of NMRPWA said the only way out is to open new reservation counters in Nerul, the biggest residential node. "This will reduce the pressure on Vashi as well as CBD Belapur railway reservation counters." Thorat said, "We have organised a signature campaign and have made a target of 5,000 residents demanding a reservation counter in Nerul railway station." DISCLAIMER The news published by various authors in this publication are their sole opinion and Editor is in no way accountable and responsible.


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Ready Possession

Interview with John Gloster John Gloster : The currently appointed physiotherapist of Rajasthan Royals, talks about Rahul Dravid striving hard to become a good captain and how young and senior players gel together. He also talks about why Indians need to have a smarter perspective towards health and well being at the launch of his own Fitness Studio. Calm and composed Rahul “Shane Warne (excaptain of Rajasthan Royals) has left his mark on us, which is great and will never be forgotten but we are moving in different direction with Rahul Dravid as the current captain of Rajasthan Royals. In the last few months he has been heavily involved with the team and specifically the blossoming players. He has been training and

interacting with them on a daily basis. The direction he gave to the young players is extremely good. I have never seen Rahul so relaxed. His success has been remarkable and the level of enjoyment he took to the IPL last year was amazing.” Indian cricket team's fitness “Look at any team in the world, they all need to get fitter. I think we need to get smarter about fitness. We are sometimes piling on fitness programs on the players.Its difficult to be well prepared all the time. Rest periods are extremely important to distress. More than physical fatigue they go through mental fatigue and that is why every player needs rest periods.” Seniors gel with juniors “I respect the fact the young players are gelling with the senior players. They are appreciating

Pepper for Healthy Heart Think of a healthy meal - and a spicy curry might be the last thing that springs to your mind. But, a

new study has now claimed that the hot dish could be the key to a healthy heart. Researchers have found that a compound in hot peppers, used to spice up curry, lowers the total

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cholesterol levels and benefit blood vessels -- in fact, the secret lies in the “hot” part of the chilli, the capsaicin, which they say helps ward off heart dis-ease. The spicy ingredient is something of a health wonder. It has been found to help shrink prostate and pancreatic tumours, works well as a painkiller and helps treat asthma, colds and flu. It has been used for weight loss. And, now the researchers at Chinese University of Hong Kong say they have found that capsaicin and a close chemical relative aid heart health in two ways, a media report said.

them and pushing them as well. They are a matured group of cricketers as a whole. They accept the fact that some of them have limitations and they are willing to work on it. The whole mix of seniors and juniors is needed. The young players need seniors on and off the ground.” Making India healthy “Its essential for Mumbai to expose itself to new concepts and smarter devices when it comes to health. Modern facilities give people an opportunity for leading a healthy life. These concepts already exist in countries like Australia and USA, but it still has to come to India, considering that there are some very serious health issues in India like diabetes. It will also take the sports mentality of India to the next level.” First, they lower cholesterol by reducing its build-up in the body and increasing its breakdown and excretion. Secondly, they also block action of a gene that makes arteries contract and restrict blood flow to the heart and other organs. In their study, the researchers focused on capsaicin and fiery-hot “capsaicinoids” which give cayennes, jalapenos, habaneros and other chillies their heat. Prof Zhen-Yu Chen, who led the study, said: “We concluded that capsaicinoids were beneficial in improving factors related to heart and blood vessel health. “But we certainly do not recommend that people start consuming chillies to excess. A good diet is a matter of balance. Chillies may be a nice supplement for people who find the hot flavour pleasant.” The findings have been presented at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical society.

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Something to Ponder The cost of Oxygen !! In one day a human being breathes oxygen equivalent to 3 cylinders. Each oxygen cylinder on an average costs Rs. 700, without subsidy. So in a day uses Oxygen worth of Rs. 2100 and for a full year it is 7,66,500. If we consider an average life span of 65 years; the costs of oxygen we use become a staggering sum of Rs. 500,00,000=Rs. 50 Million. All this oxygen is derived free of cost from the surrounding trees. Very few people look at trees as a resource and there is rampaint tree cutting going on everywhere which should stop. - Indebted to prout.

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