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Priyanka Chopra, then Soviet Russia . singing ‘sare jahan se achcha’ . pictwittercom/HPtZreF2kk — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 29 2015 Meanwhile on the silver screen the “Piku” star will next be seen in Bejoy Nambiar’s forthcoming film “Wazir” The film also stars actors Farhan Akhtar Neil Nitin Mukesh and Aditi Rao Hydari The film distributed by Reliance Entertainment will hit the screens on January 8 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Updated: June 4 2017 11:02 am Accompanied by father Arvind and wife Puja Cheteshwar Pujara’s family is allowing the idyllic Midlands to forge its bonds: Puja’s learning intricacies of cricket Cheteshwar’s a pro at the dishwasher and Arvind might just be trading patli chapatis for pizzas and Subway sandwiches Related News “That’s a no-ball isn’t it” whispers Puja “No no his foot is behind the crease enough He’s safe” Cheteshwar replies Tamim Iqbal has just claimed a contentious catch on the boundary off Eoin Morgan and the TV frame at the Pujara household in Nottingham’s leafy suburb of Gamston is frozen on Mashrafe Mortaza’s front-foot umpires reviewing the decision at The Oval The chat – rather free-flowing and candid till then – has paused abruptly Puja and Cheteshwar are lounging in the couch facing the television as the discussion shifts to whether Iqbal’s fingers were completely under the ball Next to them on the single sofa sits Arvind Pujara He doesn’t say a word He’s used to being in Cheteshwar’s shoes or gotten used to it anyway of late Puja sat next to him constantly picking his brains or at times voicing her opinion about the cricketing action It’s a daily ritual for the Pujaras on Cheteshwar’s match-days The mornings start with Arvind going for his brisk walk along the charming canal that passes behind the row of one-storey townhouses on Elterwater Drive— the Pujaras are at No 58 till the end of June Upon his return the three sit down for a home-cooked breakfast strictly sandwiches for Cheteswhar before India’s premier Test batsman leaves home for Trent Bridge in his sleek new BMW Puja and Pujara Sr start half-an-hour later and arrive at the ground before start of play at 11 am They don’t leave until 6 pm regardless of whether Cheteshwar is batting or not and it’s during these seven hours where the two soak in the many charms of county cricket that Arvind undertakes a crash-course in cricket’s intricacies for his daughter-in-law “There are times when he’ll say ok stay quiet for an hour when the play gets really interesting But otherwise he talks me through how the game works Basically I want to learn enough so that even when I’m watching a match on TV I should understand the game better It shouldn’t be that I clap only for fours and sixes” says Puja A stint in county cricket has always been a major learning curve for any international cricketer outside the English Isles But “learning” is a word you hear incessantly from all three of the Pujaras as they talk about their respective experiences of what is now their third county stint on and off the field While Puja’s learning more about the sport that the family she’s married into lives for she insists that Cheteshwar is learning to live the life of a normal man It’s not just grocery shopping an errand that the doting couple insist on completing together though Puja insists India’s most reliable Test batsman is getting good at that too “It’s just basic but because he’s not exposed to it he doesn’t know Even when it comes to his food which he’s so cautious about he now can check the protein content on things himself Back home I had to take care of that too” she says Far away from the hustle-bustle of Rajkot where each one of them is busy tending to their own chores and responsibilities in their home away from home in Nottingham the Pujaras are also learning more about themselves and each other Like Puja puts it they’re developing an even stronger bond despite enjoying what they can never dream of enjoying back home “Me-time” Arvind is also learning to experiment with his food even agreeing at times to trade his “patli chapattis” for Subway sandwiches and pizzas * The life of an Indian cricketer for all its glamour and opulence is curbed by boundaries On the field with whatever he does and doesn’t do within the ropes being scrutinized by some billion pair of eyes and when off it within the confines of the four walls of his hotel room Nottingham is only an hour and 10 minute train ride away from Birmingham—that’s how long it takes you from Ghatkopar to Nariman Point on a good day—where Pujara’s Test teammates Virat Kohli & Co are dealing with that claustrophobia in the build-up to the big-un India v Pakistan in a world event But despite being this close to the madness Cheteshwar is enjoying more freedom than ever before He reveals that their home in Rajkot is much bigger in size than the townhouse they presently inhabit in Nottingham But somehow there seems to be more “space” on offer here and even a tighter connect between the close-knit family Townhouse No58 has four bedrooms a furnished living-room a slightly cramped kitchen and a lovely lounge at the back with wall-to-wall glass windows and the cosy back-garden behind it The Pujaras try their best to utilize most of it When they aren’t huddled together in front of the TV they are in the lounge each with a book in hand Cheteshwar’s reading the biography of Steve Jobs while his father has come prepared with his collection of religious and spiritual books But Puja has taken the plunge “I have started reading cricket articles I have gone from reading Opeds and business pages to now starting from the back and going only as far as the Global page” she says but Cheteshwar is quick to add “but I have told her strictly not to tell me anything that’s written about me” Not having any domestic help here should mean more responsibility but according to Puja if anything it lessens her load for she has her two boys helping her out “Back home even if Cheteshwar wanted to help me in the kitchen it’s odd because they’re all observing him Here it’s different and both of them equally help me out” she says But ask about Pujara junior’s skills in the kitchen and pat comes the reply “No no he’s not getting any better” She raves about how good he is at clearing the kitchen though and how organized with the dish-washer to arranging stuff in the wardrobe It is Cheteshwar Pujara after all * The mention of Playstation leads to a little pow-wow between father and son Arvind doesn’t like his son sitting with the joystick for too long He’s worried it’ll affect his eyes But Cheteshwar doesn’t agree with him insisting that it’s the perfect way to give his mind a break You try to play mediator but Arvind isn’t impressed nor convinced “Yeh aap bolne se main nahi convince hone wala Eye specialist ko bolne do” he says with that smile Cheteshwar talks about how a lot of successful people including the richest businessmen have used Playstation as a tool to de-stress at which point Puja begins to chuckle “Yeah yeah I know I know there are a lot of people” but still with the smile on her face a bubbly presence to offset the always tranquil father and son But it’s Arvind who has the final word on the major influence that video games have had on his son’s life A young Cheteshwar loved playing his Nintendo games while growing up when his late mother had a condition Before each time he sat with his video games the kid had to pray for 10 minutes Arvind frowned upon this deal between mother and son as “blackmail” But his wife prevailed “She said she wanted Cheteshwar to learn about religion Koi university mein yeh sikha nahi sakte” He recalls And that’s been his secret for success; the ability to forget the previous ball and concentrate on what’s coming next “And I have to thank his mother and OK video games for that” * Arvind Pujara is famous himself – for developing one of modern-cricket’s finest Test batsman During the Rajkot Test against England he shared almost as much camera time as his son—hands folded and back slightly bent forward; clearly a father on the edge of his seat It’s the same here But that’s the chilly draft that’s quintessentially English At Yorkshire the father-son duo were invited to lunch in the president’s box while at Derby the family learnt to mow the lawns themselves taking turns He raves about the deep-rooted interest amongst the locals here who turn up with their scoring-books and appreciate every good shot and piece of fielding they see It did take him a while however to get used to the thousands who turn up at Trent Bridge and other county venues and their ways “At first thoda ajeeb lagta tha to see them bring chai nashta and sit and read newspapers But then I found out how much they know about cricket and started enjoying the atmosphere And I like how din bar khaate rehte hai kuch na kuch” he says What he relishes even more is the opportunity during the lunch-break to walk on to the field and even inspect the pitch from close quarters What he doesn’t get though is how the English love having their ice-creams even when it’s 7 degrees “Pappa it’s their summer after all I tell him always” Puja says Cheteshwar makes a valid point about how unlike the Ranji Trophy counties score points for batting and bowling even when they lose “We just sit and cheer when they reach 250 and then on 300 one more point so another cheer” Puja says Not having to worry about having the camera zooming in on her ball after ball also means she can be less conscious and also “chew and munch” on whatever she wants “There was that embarrassing moment during Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th Test when I was caught chomping on bhel-puri with Ravi Shastri on air” she recalls sheepishly * It’s time for photos soon and you are given a tour of the house After a couple of posed ones they’re asked to be more natural and to just indulge in their daily routines Arvind quickly grabs one of his spiritual books and takes his usual seat in the lounge Next to him husband and wife indulge in a little banter about how one’s talkative and the other is not “Ok Cheteshwar talk to me It’s so difficult for you na come on at least pretend to talk” Puja jibes and Cheteshwar—who is known to be quite the unassuming sledger himself—doesn’t hold back either “Oh it’s never a problem for you” he says and both laugh The Pujaras don’t feel the need to socialize much here They do visit relatives and friends in Leicester on occasion while Puja is also keenly awaiting her trip to the nearby National Water Sports centre where she wants to kayak along River Trent “She’s an adventure sports freak” says Cheteshwar “She sky-dived in New Zealand We are not allowed to do it and even otherwise I wouldn’t be interested” Puja also likes to check up on two-day courses in topics of her interest and is already hoping for a visit to Scotland once the Nottinghamshire stint is done in a month’s time She is in touch with the player’s wives who are in Birmingham but isn’t sure whether the plan to meet them would happen The ride offered back to Nottingham station sees another jovial pow-wow between the Pujaras with Puja insisting that her husband is a strict tutor behind the wheel “Oh my god he’ll be on my case Don’t pull over here you cannot do this there I’ll tell him but I have gotten off here and he’ll be like no no” she tells you “I only say it’s better to be safe than sorry and it’s always better to follow the rules” comes his response By now England have all but reached their target at the Oval And Puja has a valid query “Why isn’t Jonny Bairstow getting a place in the XI Wasn’t he the top-scorer for England in their third ODI against South Africa” she asks You explain to her about how Bairstow doesn’t fit into the playing XI as a specialist batsman The other two Pujaras simply smile For all the latest Sports News download 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Lodha Committee Secretary Gopal Shankar Narayan, 2015 4:35 am The first incident was reported in Sector 7, published as a research letter this week in the journal JAMA Dermatology,” Thomas said.” said Salve, the 61-year-old waits for the paperwork to be completed to take her daughter’s battered body home for last rites. there is a darker side where it leads to an aggressive obsession and little bit of a revenge kind of a story.It’s a completely new subject never tackled before and very very interesting” he said Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vishal Menon | Greater Noida | Published: September 14 2016 2:31 am Shikar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh during a break in theDuleep Trophy final The bowler’s run-up had to be patched up following a downpour (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Top News THE FLOODLIGHTS were fully lit and the crowd of over 5000 who had descended upon the grass banks to witness the fourth day’s play of the Duleep Trophy final between India Red and India Blue here at the Greater Noida Stadium were getting boisterous A soggy outfield caused by a heavy downpour in the morning had washed out close to two sessions Play had to be aborted barely 30 minutes after it finally resumed at 7pm The reason: A deep crevice was formed at the City Park End of the ground where huge chunks of grass had come out from the bowler’s run-up area because of dampness As the groundstaff were busy at work trying to fill the dent with sand all the players had left the field except India Red’s captain Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan who were involved in an animated conversation at the far end of the ground At this stage Gautam Gambhir’s India Blue were comfortably ahead with a cushion of 370 runs The soggy outfield and patches in the bowler’s run-up area had turned the penultimate day into a dull listless affair For the second time in three games the ground’s below par drainage system had halted proceedings After a 75-minute disruption the dent was fixed and play finally resumed Gambhir and Mayank brought up their 5th consecutive 50-run opening stand of the series India Blue’s have prospered due to their robust stands at the top of the order Tonight their captain was the prolific of the two In the first over after resumption Gambhir square drove Nathu Singh and then followed it up with a pull shot to get his innings underway Despite a string of consistent scores this series (he had four fifties in as many innings so far) he did not find a place in India’s Test squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand at home He took to Twitter to vent his frustrations “I’m disappointed but not defeated; I’m cornered but not a coward Grit my partner courage my pride…for I must fight I must fight” he tweeted The 34-year-old was in sight of his 5th half-century but he was ultimately done in by Kuldeep Yadav’s flipper which trapped him plumb in front Gambhir was dismissed for 36 However in the quest for some quick runs Mayank opened up following his captain’s demise He brought up his 11th first-class fifty with a boundary but added only two more before holing out in the deep to Nathu Singh Dinesh Karthik too came and perished and Rohit Sharma’s six off Kuldeep being the highlight of the final session Kuldeep Yadav bowled with better control and got prodigious turn from the fourth day track He finished with figures of 2/47 in fourteen overs Only 33 overs were possible in the start-stop day At the end of proceedings Blue were ahead by 476 runs with Gambhir still showing no intentions of announcing a declaration any time soon For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by K Rahman Khan | Published: September 1 2011 1:17 am Related News Parliamentary debates occupy centrestage in our politics As a representative institutionParliament deliberates on various issues confronting the nation; a substantial time is allocated for debates Debates are supposed to be orderlywith each member speaking in the best possible manner in the time allotted to themand expressing their views on varied subjects to meet the aspirations of their electoratessociety and the nation at large In recent yearsa culture has developed in whichrather than good debateunruly behaviour and disorder that are often resorted to as tacticsto yield an assurance from governmentor to catch media attention High standards in debates dependto a great extenton the individual members interest and involvementincluding the time devoted to research Todaya member is also influenced by the prevailing political atmosphere and alignments in the House andthereforethings have come to such a pass that high debating standards have become extremely rare Parliament has become a forum for fighting among political parties on partisan lines The healthy traditions and norms of parliamentary democracy have been given a go-by in todays power-centric politics The adversarial posture between the treasury benches and the opposition has also affected the debating standards The decline in standards cannot be separated from the general decline in parliamentary democratic institutions all over the world; it is a phenomenon not confined to India alone Good debates are barely reported by the media; that unruly scenes get more prominent coverage than a good speech has become a disincentive for members to participate in debates seriously Parliamentary debates are of great significance During the debates on motions and billsthe members participate in the debatesgiving their opinions and viewpointswhich may prompt the government to revise any measureor give an assuranceafter which they are put to vote Therefore debates are not only important in deciding the ultimate shape of a law enacted by Parliamentbut also in making the government take certain measures as a follow-up on what the members have said in the House Unless the debates are of high order and forceful enoughparliamentarians may not be able to contribute effectively to good governance and welfare Parliamentary debates are very different from the speeches made by political leaders in public functions Parliament is a world in itself with its own customs and rules Memberswhile participating in the debateshave to adhere to the rulescustoms and etiquette in the House Members enjoy freedom of speech in the Housewhich has been recognised as an important parliamentary privilege Eloquence and a high level of debating skills are coveted abilitiesand a high level of debate enriches Parliament On going through the daily proceedings of Parliamentit is easy to make out whether debates were of a high standard or not Debates are published; one can see the difference between debates in the 1950s or 1960sand those of recent years At IndependenceIndia was gifted with men of high calibrewho were highly educated and whose scholarly backgrounds and oratorical abilities enlivened debate They were men of visionwho maintained high standards in personal and public life and conductand took debates with due seriousnesspreparing themselves by studying the subject of discussion in the House A decline in debating standards is not an isolated phenomenon: there has been a decline in parliamentary and democratic systems as a wholewhat with the criminalisation of politicscorruptionunethical conduct and so on The social profile of members of Parliament has changed todaytoo Our democracy reflects today the diversities of our countrythe grassroots realitiesour educational standardsthe rural-urban divide MPs come from these diverse backgroundsand today the House no longer has an elitist character As you are awarethe Constitution has not prescribed any educational qualifications for members The increasing incidence of indiscipline and unruly behaviourof disorderdisruptionsand the shouting of slogansof walkoutsdisobedience to the chair and so on have led to a decline in standardsand to a crisis of our parliamentary institutions Members are also pessimistic about the chances that a speech in Parliament will impact government policyand think a good debate is not worth the effort Thusin the House todayspeeches made by members revolve around political issues and members do not focus on the issueor the subject of discussion Indiscipline takes away Parliaments precious time Oftendebates are incomplete before a bill or motion is put to vote Even if a member comes well-preparedhe would be lucky to get an orderly atmosphere in the House to speak A high standard of parliamentary debate would have several aspects Certain ideas should be clearly and coherently conveyed Sometimesdebate is an argument with facts and figuresand the member should be able to deliver those facts with impressive language and mannerisms The words usedthe meaning of the members sentencesthe flow of ideas are all important How well a member can articulate his views and ideas is crucial Today we often see tediousshallowrepetitive speecheswithout depth and impact Intellectual standards and scholarly pursuits are relatively absent in most members Frequentlydebates degrade into verbal disputes between the treasury benches and opposition Only on very rare occasionslike the debate on motions of confidence or no-confidence and certain other major contentious issuescan one see high standards of debate and serious participation In the recent pastdebates on Indo-US nuclear cooperationthe womens reservation billand on the drafting of the Lokpal bill can be cited as among the best Another important dimension is pertinent to mention here: when the Lok Sabha was facing disruptionthe Upper Housetrue to the best traditions of parliamentary democracyconcerned itself with the motion for the removal of Justice Soumitra Senand there were some excellent speeches on the subject of the legislature and the judiciary Without dedication by membersa high standard of debate cannot be expected The decline in parliamentary institutions can be arrestedto a great extentby maintaining a high level of debatebut this requires a long-term effort Sustained efforts made by presiding officerspolitical parties and leaders can gradually bring changes to our parliamentary institutions The writer is deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha The views expressed are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News
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as are Colonel Purohit and Swami Aseemanand, They derive their inspiration from Islam. But if a player gets into U-19 cricket directly, 2012 2:27 am Related News ROSS DOUTHAT When the Obama White House set out to make the liberal dream of universal health coverage a reality, Both Gujrathi and Sethuraman will play white in the return game now. but that overlooks the crucial point that by allowing this.