Irfan Pathan was once India’s leading all-rounder, a place taken by Hardik Pandya in the current team. (Illustration: Subrata Dhar) Irfan Pathan was once India’s leading all-rounder, a place taken by Hardik Pandya in the current team. (Illustration: Subrata Dhar)Hardik Pandya’s quick rise brings up parallels with the fascinating career of Irfan Pathan. A senior member has Irfan Pathan by his throat. Everyone wanted a piece of Irfan Pathan.
February 24, 2018 21:05 UTC
But, since then, most countries have grown out of that philosophy of economic management. They did, but it was a smart State. The rapid growth of Asian economies was due to the shrewd marriage of a smart State and an enterprising private sector. India lacks a smart State. Corruption cannot be removed while there is a large public sector which affords politicians and bureaucrats opportunities for patronage and rent seeking.
February 24, 2018 20:27 UTC
In the past week we have learned everything there is to know about the man who (if all allegations prove true) could be the most successful bank robber in Indian history. In the past week we have learned everything there is to know about the man who (if all allegations prove true) could be the most successful bank robber in Indian history. In the past week we have learned everything there is to know about the man who (if all allegations prove true) could be the most successful bank robber in Indian history. The story that he had one or two lowly bank officials in his pocket simply does not ring true. The nationalisation of Indian banks was something Indira Gandhi did for political rather than economic reasons.
February 24, 2018 20:20 UTC
Our Special CorrespondentNew Delhi: Saudi Aramco has expressed interest in buying stakes in existing Indian refineries and expansion projects, besides picking up a stake in the 60-million-tonne greenfield refinery on the west coast. He said during his two-day visit, discussions were held about the commitment of Aramco to the west coast refinery and other investment opportunities. "Aramco is looking at other opportunities to buy into existing refineries in India as well as upgrades of existing units. One is the greenfield west coast refinery, which is already public, but there are discussions with expansions as well as buying stakes in major existing assets," he said. On the stake Aramco is looking to pick up in the west coast refinery, he said: "The more the better.
February 24, 2018 19:30 UTC
This is the second time that the roll-out of the e-way bill will be attempted. The e-way bill is expected to result in seamless movement of goods, boost tax revenues and plug tax evasions. He said 26-30 lakh e-way bills were expected to be generated when states implement e-way bills by April 1, 2018. About 9.5 lakh taxpayers are registered on the e-way bills portal, while 6.5 lakh e-way bills are generated per day. When an e-way bill is generated, a unique e-way bill number (EBN) is allocated and is available to the supplier, recipient, and the transporter.
February 24, 2018 19:30 UTC
India and South Africa played out an intense third and final T20 on Saturday. Dande pe tez mat daalna. Don't fire it straight into the stumps)," Dhoni yelled loud and clear. Earlier, South Africa skipper JP Duminy won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the final T20. South Africa: JP Duminy (C), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Farhaan Behardien, Christiaan Jonker, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi.
February 24, 2018 19:18 UTC
So we offer excuses. Excuses galore for her absence, especially when guests visit the house: imaginative, innovative, colourful, creative, spontaneous excuses. Only when you come into the kitchen you will know… what if...” She has no obligation to explain or give reasons or offer excuses. Governments offer excuses for low growth, high inflation, food scarcity, fall in agricultural production, starvation deaths, bank frauds, and so on. Schools offer excuses for low percentage of passes: change in question paper pattern, mistakes in question papers, no moderation, poor valuation.
Normally we assume that all the re-saleable garbage we throw away will be picked up by rag-pickers. The much-touted ‘source segregation’ method to separate the bio-degradable from the non-biodegradable garbage (usually packaging) continues to see patchy success for various reasons. Source segregationOne way to prevent people throwing away things — and get them to ‘source-segregate’ — is to ensure that the discards have a value attached to them that is ‘redeemable’ soon. The ‘junk’ comes without an immediately assignable value attached and is not exchangeable the way a coin can be. If you throw away the bottle you lose Rs.
I watched with wide-eyed wonder the large colonial-style buildings with turrets, cornices, and even a large clock tower fashioned after London’s Big Ben. Much of the flooring was wooden and almost all the walls were in red brick. Almost right in the middle stood a chapel, blending with the other buildings scattered across 700 acres. The older among you may remember the scene of Simi Garewal praying in this chapel in Raj Kapoor’s movie Mera Naam Joker. Recently when I visited the school, I went all by myself to the old chapel.
more-inI work for an information technology firm and I must confess I am having pretty much a smooth ride so far. But at some point comes the realisation that profession for me has just been a false proclamation to dignify my existence. I have always questioned myself how much I have stretched myself away from my passion. An affair with something that has not interested you by heart and breath has little to offer to your fascination. This is written as a note of caution to all youngsters who are at the stage of starting a career.
Since I was having guests and could do with some help, I thought, “why not try her out?” “Not a paisa less than 8,000,” she stated her terms. In this manner, ‘M’ came on board heralding the start of a tumultuous innings. If you want me to come, please pay 200 rupees extra per Sunday,” she announced peremptorily. “Ma’am,” M said darkly, “If I leave this job, l can get another like this.” She flicked her fingers. A new strength and a conviction of purpose possessed me as I proceeded to open the door to let the cook in.
more-inI am reasonably well-off, healthy and have a loving family, yet why am I still not happy? This is the consequence of a phenomenon that is interpreted as “the hedonic treadmill”. The tendency of a person to remain at a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative changes to livelihood or life goals is what constitutes a hedonic treadmill. We may find short-circuiting this hedonic treadmill is tricky. When we transcend this and give our everything, mind, body, love to the supreme being, will there ever be a negative sinusoidal wave?
From the time you wanted to start writing with a pen, because you belonged to that slate-chalk-pencil age. You wanted a real watch, but your hands were too small for it and you cannot handle the pressure of calculating time. Then starts real life, the real thing you earned, after all these years of hard work and lassitude... freedom! Yes, you earn your own money, shop whenever you feel like, eat whatever you want, pay your own bills, live your own life, the way you wanted it. Either you relent and start leading the so-called machine life, or as most people wish, miracle happens!
One can pre-book tickets at Vitthalwadi, Kalyan and Dombivli depots from February 25 (Sunday). To avoid standing in long queues at depots while booking tickets, one can even book tickets online or get them booked through private agents. We prepare the list of routes to be included in the services and send it to the state transport department. Around 100 buses ply to Konkan during Holi from Vitthalwadi and Kalyan state transport depot. ------------------Booking starts from February 25Book ticket at ST bus depot at Vitthalwadi and Kalyan Book ticket online at your home Book it online through agents.
February 24, 2018 18:33 UTC
Crew’s in control: A scene from the play Shikhandi. Crew’s in control: A scene from the play Shikhandi. It has already been shortlisted for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2018, to be held in Delhi in April. The 2016 play, 07/07/07 won Jalali a META. The 2016 play, 07/07/07 won Jalali a META.
February 24, 2018 18:30 UTC