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“Bangistan” also stars Jacqueline Fernandez. In all this while, behaving normal, even in reality the actor is interested in understanding how the whole ‘system’ actually works and analyse the particular problems we citizens face and what are the steps these people take, and Vijay Shankar are no pushovers and make for a solid line-up. Khawaja was in the Australian squad that toured India in? I have zero guilt about just cutting them out of my life, Nepal has seen much political instability in the past eight years: This period of political change has seen eight prime ministers. Oli signed a trade and transit agreement with China.it seems the immediate trigger for the transfer was the violence in Sorkha village on Tuesday during an anti-encroachment drive, an official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 16 2015 12:02 am Related News Former state Congress president and Sabang MLA Manas Bhuniya said he would launch an indefinite hunger strike on Wednesday at the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Mayo Road in Kolkata protesting against the alleged police atrocities on students of Chhatra Parishad (CP) — the Congress students’ wing — following the death of Krishna Prasad Jana a student of Sabang College in West Midnapore on August 7 Bhuniya who would begin the fast in the presence of other senior party leaders said it was the first such incident since independence that a student had been killed on the college campus following a fight over the control of the students’ union room He also alleged that the district Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh was working under the influence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and had implicated CP students in the case Earlier Bhuniya had put up a demonstration at Sabang protesting against the incident “We demand that the truth must be unearthed the killers must be identified and put behind bars the torture on innocent CP students must be stopped and the vandalism at college campuses must be checked” the Congress leader said Share This Article Related Article The state Congress said it had to undergo considerable trouble in getting permission from the Kolkata Police for the movement “The Lalbazar authorities had taken a long time to decide whether they would give permission for the hunger strike Only at the eleventh hour today the permission was granted We were unable to put up a stage there until late in the day” said a senior Congress leader For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pallavi Pundir | Published: July 4 2016 12:15 am The group during rehearsal Top News At a Sainik Farm house in Delhi the living room is quiet but for murmurs of conversations Stefan Kaye the keys man of the Delhi-based band The Ska Vengers sits on the sofa with the phone attached to his ears Vocalists Taru Dalmia and Samara Chopra waltz in a few minutes later followed by bass guitarist Tony Bass guitarist Chaitanya Bhalla and drummer Nikhil Vasudevan Fragments of chatter float about from Brexit to folk music to their “museumisation” to laughing at someone referring to their style as krantikari lok geet Much before they are to don their crisp sharp suits and ties for the launch of their second album XX in Delhi The Ska Vengers appear in full form They’re an odd lot they admit — Chopra’s sultry jazz vocals Dalmia’s Jamaican reggae rap and dancehall influences Kaye’s education in post-punk and jazz in the UK and Vasudevan’s brusque drumming to begin with “We have our own mistakable elements I suppose” says Kaye who put the band together “And I guess our anti-status quo lyrics have some appeal too But if the music is rubbish the only people who are going to listen to our work will be writers We’re trying to appeal beyond just writers” XX it seems is the continuation of their labour that began in the fall of 2009 one that brought to our bumpy indie music stage a fresh burst of genres wrapped inside ska a Jamaican form that blends reggae blues jazz folk calypso rhythm and even rock Add to that Punjabi dhols and classical refrains among other folk derivatives from India The latest album however holds the promise of a more polished delivery of Kaye’s “mistakable” elements Recorded over the last three-and-a-half years the nine-track album builds from sounds that have been created before (Frank Brazil in 2015 was one such revelation) but has guzzled in more instrumentals and layers in the process They are known for an inherent style one that transfers on stage as well From private performances at diplomatic enclaves to jazz and folk festivals to open-air gigs and prisons their music uses their blend of influences to shapeshift into a diverse setups XX draws from that strength and begins with Kick up a rumpus an urgent and edgy rock delivery that is inspired by the 1950s exotica music (“One that came from people like Martin Denny” says Kaye) This punk and ska arrangement pulls in the stylophone and the oddly mellow tenor sax and trombone giving it all a rather analogue effect Frank Brazil has its own place in this setup a murder ballad for freedom fighter Udham Singh which blends in blues and folk along with tumbi dhol and dholak Double X develops into a mellow restrained piece with an initial ode to “all the freedom fighter/all the fallen soldiers” with the twist of the puckered percussive sounds of the kalimba A familiar territory with Kaye is what he calls the “Burman-esque” sounds (referring to the late SD Burman’s trademark instrumental compositions) which we witness in 001 while Afro Fantasy is a whopping 10-minute Latin jazz odyssey one that sprang up from a Jazz Bastards list of music and also features Russian ballet dancer and contortionist Yaroslava Yaraslava The allusion to censorship and revolution is preceded by the cover itself “It could be alluding to censorship defacing or something toxic poisonous It’s just a crazy mood and feeling with the ‘XX’ on the cover that looks like violent defacing” says Kaye The band has upcoming tours in Mumbai Pune and Bangalore and an extensive eight-week tour in Europe “The UK tour will be an inspiration and might even form music that we come out with We are focussing on creating a home section there and picking up the local brass players” he says For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIker Casillas Francesco Totti and Mario Gotze sing their national anthems in a video montage of previous Under-17 World Cups — the images are grainy in places their physiques gangly their expressions nervous and their skills raw but ridiculous Casillas makes a great save Totti scores a stunner and Gotze heads in at the near post amid images of Fernando Torres and Ronaldinho slalomming past defenders Then these players go on to kiss the World Cup — the senior one the one that matters the most in world sport Tournament director of the U17 World Cup (to be held in India in 2017) Javier Ceppi nods as all these faces celebrate on his laptop screen followed by what is incredibly obvious by this time: "As you can see this is not just another event" India’s U-17 captain Amarjeet Singh (second from left) along with former captains Sunil Chhetri and Baichung Bhutia Image: AIFF Amid the tinkling of glasses and the clatter of plates in a restaurant in Mumbai Ceppi and Joy Bhattacharjya (project director of the Local Organising Committee of the U17 WC) drive the main points about organising a World Cup in India: The most important one being that it’s not just about football — it’s about sporting legacy in the country about showing that India can host a top event and a chance to lay down the marker for the future And the secret to this success lies in shedding the common ‘jugaad’ tactic to make way for a more streamlined professional serious and deadline-bound approach — because argue as much as one may this is not the cricket world cup with 10 to 14 countries watching This is a world sport and a world event with scouts coming from Real Madrid Manchester United Barcelona and Bayern Munich among others to watch the most talented teenagers in football grab a chance to make it big Ceppi uses previous U17 WC host Chile as an example to make his point —the South American country has hosted the Dakar rally the Copa America and the U17 WC in the previous year "They’ve realised that the only way to pull these off is to follow the system If India as the prime minister has said wants to hold major sporting events then there is no jugaad No chance of jugaad You need to work two-three years in advance to get everything ready — because the amount level of policing of detail is unlike anything India has seen The jugaad culture works in some places but to host major sporting events there has to be strategy and jugaad does not work" Ceppi says pronouncing ‘jugaad’ with a surprising Indian flavour Bhattacharjya who has worked with Kolkata Knight Riders as Team Director and Advisor adds weight to this argument: "We need to bring systems into place — Fifa may listen to some of the requests but they are inflexible in most instances — and that is why it has succeeded so far It’s about replicating a basic model everywhere Our word is jugaad and theirs is system For Javier (Ceppi) the biggest thing is to get to people saying ‘we know you’ll do it at the last minute but you cannot do it that way This is the way it’s done’" Both Ceppi and Bhattacharjya stress on the importance of ‘mindset change’ — and given the controversy surrounding the hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2010 it becomes even more vital to successfully pull off the U17 World Cup and change the perception of the country "The AIFF (All India Football Federation) and Fifa have been outspoken about how if India pulls this off they will bid for the U20 World Cup either in 2019 or 2021 AIFF has also been open to AFC events That is one way where you can keep the football community engaged The other aspect is getting a community engaged and how to keep them engaged after the U17s" Bhattacharjya says that there is vibrant football community in the country — those "who are not talking about MS Dhoni right now" — and that this base can be expanded with a plan called Mission 11 million "You can support your Ronaldos and Ronaldinhos but our attempt will be to convince India that there is our team also These are our boys Nicolai Adam (U17 coach) has gone to great lengths to find talent in the country and there is no dearth of it It’s not always nutrition and other physical factors that matter it’s also passion and excitement about the game" He makes an interesting point as well about how the mindset of teenagers is fresh and unshackled unlike the average cynical Indian football fan used to seeing his team lose "All we’ve seen is the national team going down and we have all that baggage Our belief is the guy who is playing at the U17s is the first generation to be born after 1 January 2000 These guys are born in an economic and social superpower and have none of our baggage – they don’t care that India never played in a World Cup – their mindset is that we are playing a World Cup now" There is no doubt that the organisers will drum up enough interest for Indians to watch their team play in their first World Cup — but Ceppi says it is also important to limit expectations to reality Since starting serious preparations India’s touted U17 side has lost only seven of 17 international fixtures "More than setting a benchmark and saying that India should win the World Cup — we have to say we should be proud of what India is doing India should compete And the kids so far are competing and improving Guatemala tied three matches in the U20 World Cup in 2011 and got three ties and made it to the round of 16 A five-day public vacation was announced to celebrate until the country played next time That is the sort of effect a good performance can have But even if India doesn’t get the results we can never see it as a failure" Ceppi says referring to India as ‘we’ —in tandem with his Twitter bio that goes "helping shape the future of Indian football" On Ceppi’s assessment India is far ahead of previous U17 hosts Chile and UAE in terms of preparations — ’55 percent there’ to be precise — and now the final push begins as the October 2016 deadline nears There’s a long way to go but if India pulls this off it will be a remarkable feat in terms of organisation — a trigger for more major football events to be hosted in a country which can ride on this attention and break free from its ‘sleeping giant’ tag Port Elizabeth:Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir took three wickets each to set up a comfortable eight-wicket win for South Africa in the first one-day international at St George’s Park on Saturday Sri Lanka struggled to 181 all out with Kusal Mendis the only batsman to shine for the tourists making 62 Left-arm seamer Parnell took three for 48 while leg-spinner Tahir showed superb control in a strong westerly wind taking three for 26 Imran Tahir celebrates a Sri Lankan dismissal during the 1st ODI Image courtesy: Cricket South Africa viaTwitter "Today was a little more special for me" said man of the match Tahir "It is my wedding anniversary and this is absolutely for my wife She asked me to take five wickets and win Man of the Match I didn’t take five wickets but I am very happy with my performance" Hashim Amla made 57 and Faf du Plessis 55 not out as South Africa cruised to victory with 154 overs to spare Parnell plunged Sri Lanka into early trouble by taking wickets with the first balls of the second and fourth overs after South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and decided to bowl Although Dinesh Chandimal and Mendis put on 72 for the third wicket Tahir ripped the heart out of the middle order taking three wickets in four overs "It was a great bowling performance which put them on the back foot" said de Villiers "The new ball bowlers bowled with a lot of intensity up front which is exactly what we want from them and Immy (Tahir) was a great impact bowler in the middle overs again" De Villiers praised Amla and Quinton de Kock (34) who put on 71 for South Africa’s first wicket "Although Sri Lanka’s total was well below par it was still a tricky target on a pitch which was slow two-paced and kept really low "It was more like Sri Lankan conditions and their spinners could have caused some problems But Quinton and Hash got us off to a great start which made it easy for Faf and me" said de Villiers who made 30 not out Sri Lankan captain Upul Tharanga was disappointed "Although Dinesh and Mendis had a partnership we never picked up from losing early wickets" he said "It was a slow pitch but our spinners did not control the ball much We need to improve in batting and bowling" Niroshan Dickwella Man of the Series in Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 triumph made only one before he went back on his stumps and was leg-before-wicket to Parnell New cap Sandun Weerakkody slashed at the first ball of Parnell’s next over and was caught at first slip for five Mendis who had made only 87 runs in seven innings since hitting 58 in the second innings of the first Test at the same venue last month hit 10 boundaries in his 94-ball innings His first seven scoring strokes were fours mainly struck fluently on the off side Visakhapatnam: Skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in a comfortable position with the hosts reaching 210/2 at tea on the opening day of the second Test against England at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday Kohli and Pujara steadied India after two early wickets AFP Both Kohli (91 not out) and Pujara (97 not out) were on the brink of reaching their individual centuries when a dog intervened in the proceedings forcing the umpires to call for an early break Resuming the second session at 91/2 both the right handers registered their respective half-centuries as they stitched a 188-run partnership for the third wicket to bail India out of trouble Kohli had earlier won the toss and elected to bat with the hosts making two changes to their playing XI for this match While Rahul came in place of Gautam Gambhir as Murali Vijay’s opening partner as was discussed in the lead-up to the match off-spinner Jayant Yadav replaced Amit Mishra as the third spin option and subsequently was handed his maiden Test cap by cricketer-turned-commentator Ravi Shastri before the toss Electing to bat on a fresh Vizag track India were reduced to 22/2 before Kohli and Pujara battled a few anxious moments to put India’s innings on track Brief scores: India 210/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 97 not out Virat Kohli 91 not out Stuart Broad 1/32 James Anderson 1/25) vs England With IANS inputs
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