Friday, 31 August 2012

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to The Seminar
at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 September 2012
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building
From the Margins Looking In: The child- state relationship revisited’
                                   Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan,
                                            Independent Scholar
The proposed talk will ask who all get to be included in the story of the nation-being-built. Based on the book, Growing Up & Away, Narratives of Indian Childhoods, Memory, History, Identity,( 2011) the presentation will explore what happens to our understanding of borders and boundaries, frontiers and faultiness, when children are included as participants in the making of meaning.
Memory, history and identity play central roles in how childhood is understood and experienced. The potential for violent clashes among and within communities largely involve disputes over history and destiny, linked as they are to the unresolved legacies of the partition of British India.
Through many historical decisions and select recent illustrations, the presentation will provide evidence of how some of those responses continue to resonate in the ways in which the State responds to situations of conflicted citizenship.
Growing Up & Away, Narratives of Indian Childhoods, Memory, History, Identity, traces the evolution of the child rights discourse in post-Independence India, suggesting that there are different and political ways of thinking about childhoods. It makes the point that more than any other event or process, the violence and fears aroused by Partition have influenced the course of modern child development policy-making, and the relationship between the political and cultural identities of all the actors who influence the experience of childhoods.  The link will provide more details. (
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan began her career in journalism and has
spent the past 15+ years in evidence-based social development
programme planning and design, working both in India, and overseas.
She has a Masters degree in Development Studies, from the Institute of
Social Studies, The Hague and a post graduate diploma in social
journalism from the Times School.
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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to The Seminar
at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, 6 September 2012
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building
' Kabir and Gandhi as Apostles of Human Unity 
   Transcending all Religion and  Caste-based Distinctions’
                                                Dr. Saral Jhingran
                                               Former Fellow, NMML
Hinduism has the dubious distinction of upholding a sublime vision of one Atman in all beings, and then supporting extreme caste-based distinctions which deny any suggestion of basic equality. I propose to discuss in this paper two Indian saints who rejected such man made distinctions and declared unconditional human unity.
    Kabir, a 15th century North Indian saint, rejected all man made distinctions and declared emphatically that one Ram (God) inhabits all living beings; and therefore there is no basic distinction between Hindu and Turk (Muslim), or brahmin and shudra. He denied all distinctions categorically first on the basis of God’s indwelling all; and then, significantly, on a rational basis, saying that all have the same blood and meat, and so on. 
     In 20th century India, Mahatma Gandhi was confronted with Hindu Muslim tensions on the one hand and the evil of untouchability on the other. He therefore set upon cleaning Indian society of these two evils, by emphasizing the need for mutual understanding and good will between Hindus and Muslims; and relentlessly campaigning for the removal of the practice of untouchability from within Hindu society.
      Being practical and realist, he accepted the distinct identities of Hindus and Muslims, as also that between the “upper” caste Hindus and the so-called untouchables, in whose case he even at first accepted their separate nomenclature and their compulsory hereditary profession. He was not entirely successful in his efforts at unity and harmony between various groups of Indian society because he started with a somewhat wrong premise of dividing the society on the basis of religion and caste. He, however, continuously affirmed his profound conviction that his Ram lived in the hearts of dumb millions, and could be realized only through their service.
Dr. Saral Jhingran got her Ph.D. in Advaita Vedanta and Ethical Action from Rajasthan University in 1972. She has had three   Senior Fellowships of U.G.C. She was also affiliated to NMML  as  Research Scientist B,  from which she retired in 2000 . Her interests range from philosophy of religion and ethics-her prime concern- to sociological issues.
Her publications are : The Roots of World Religions, 1982; Aspects of Hindu Morality 1989, reprint 1999; Secularism in India :A Reappraisal, 1989; Ethical Relativism and Universalism, 2001; and Madrasa Education in India: A Study, 2010. Besides these she has published more than 40 papers in various anthologies, and philosophical journals.
She has also presented papers in various Seminars and Conferences, including World Philosophical Congress, New Delhi and one in Washington on World Peace.  She is presently working on the problem, “Why be Moral? A Search for a Justification of Morality.”

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Modi’s response to a question on malnutrition in an interview with Wall Street Journal

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s response to a question on malnutrition in an interview with Wall Street Journal
During an interview with Wall Street Journal Chief Minister Narendra Modi gave elaborate answer to a question regarding malnutrition.
Mr Modi said, “We are the first state in the country to raise the issue of malnutrition. It came to our mind that Gujarat is by and large a vegetarian state. And secondly, Gujarat is also a middle-class state. The middle class is more beauty conscious than health conscious – that is a challenge. If a mother tells her daughter to have milk, they’ll have a fight. She’ll tell her mother, ‘I won’t drink milk. I’ll get fat.’ They have money but she’s beauty conscious, she’s not health conscious. So being a middle-class state is also a problem for me. A large segment of the population in my state is middle-class. Second is vegetarianism.
“So a lot needs to be explained to both the beauty conscious and the health conscious. We have to request to them that there should be a good nutritional situation. We gave a budget of 700 crore rupees ($126 million). But these things are such that you see a sudden change in a child after the age of 13-14 years. They grow up so fast – from zero to 13 you don’t come to know how they got so big. So we are going through that stage.” he said.
“Even after a lot of improvement – we still have to measure (malnutrition), conduct surveys. Until that is done, this perception will remain. But I’m quite confident. We will try to get a drastic change in this. Just as we’ve become a model in the electricity sector, Gujarat is going to come up as a model in this also. I can’t make any big claims, because I don’t have a survey in front of me yet”, he added.
It is noteworthy that Gujarat government is taking a range of measures to tackle malnutrition problems, including ramping up spending on rural health workers, modernizing nutrition centers, and trying to better track young pregnant women.
Domino’s Pizza celebrates new milestone
August 31, 2012

Domino’s Pizza celebrates new milestone Opens 500th store in India!

New Delhi, August 30, 2012: Domino’s Pizza, India’s Pizza Delivery Expert and market leader in the organized pizza home delivery segment today inaugurated the 500th store at Rajinder Nagar, Delhi. The landmark store was inaugurated by Mr. Shyam S. Bhartia, Chairman and Mr. Hari S Bhartia, Co-Chairman, Jubilant FoodWorks in presence of Mr. Richard Allison, Executive Vice-President Domino’s Pizza International.

In the last few years Domino’s Pizza has not only aggressively expanded its footprint, but also has been focused on winning more customer hearts across India through its tasty Pizza offerings, unmatched delivery promise and warm customer service approach. Little wonder then that Domino’s India operations is the fastest growing operations in the Domino’s global system. The company also continues to be market leaders in the organized pizza market with a 55% market share (as per Euro monitor 2012 report) and 70%+ share in the Pizza home delivery segment in India. Having reached the 500th store landmark, the company plans to continue with its aggressive growth path.
Mr. Shyam S Bhartia, Chairman and Mr. Hari S Bhartia, Co- Chairman Jubilant FoodWorks Limited commented, “The opening of the 500th store is a matter of great pride for all of us and we are working towards further expanding the Domino’s network of outlets to other parts of the country. In our endeavour to expand, we have focussed not just on merely growing the number of stores but more importantly on our product quality, innovation & customer delight. To achieve this, we have put together efficient processes, talented people and robust machinery which has been able to deliver fantastic growth over last few years. We have been able to set new benchmarks in the food service category by creating many firsts. In the global Domino’s system, we are amongst top 4 countries now in terms of absolute number of stores. Our overall growth has been fuelled by customer’s love for our brand and our products”.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Richard Allison, Executive Vice President, Domino’s Pizza International said, “It is a great honour for me to be present here to witness this remarkable achievement by the Domino’s team in India. Globally, Domino’s is present in over 70 markets but certainly India operations have emerged as one of the largest and fastest growing. Domino’s India is a key market in our scheme of things. The 500th store mark achievement in India is because of dedication and constant brand nurturing efforts of the inspired leadership and team members here. The amazing growth of Domino’s India has set new records for us globally, which will certainly spur other countries to emulate the India story.”

Adding on Mr. Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited – “Every new store launch is an important occasion, as it helps us to reach more customers and offer our range of tasty products. But this 500th store opening marks a significant milestone in our successful journey in India. As a food service company, we believe in innovation; right from our lip smacking products to our exciting consumer campaigns. We are a customer centric brand and our thrust is to delight our customers in every engagement they experience with us. Our relentless focus on winning consumers has helped us to reach this historic landmark today.”


Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Hon’ble Union Minister for Corporate Affairs & Power, Inaugurated the 2nd ICSI CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK today at New Delhi .
Dr. Veerappa Moily in his inaugural address complimented the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for this initiative and said that ICSI has always demonstrated its commitment to corporate governance and is playing a leaders role in promoting good corporate governance practices amongst corporate India . Dr. Moily said that governance is the character and corporate civilisation will face disaster if there is lack of good governance as “Good Governance is effective leadership, transparency & accountability.”
He further added that reputation of corporates contributes 75% to success of Good Governance . Dr. Moily briefed about the National Policy on Corporate Governance which is being drafted by committee headed by Mr. Adi Godrej and Mr. Nesar Ahmad ,President, The Institute of Company secretaries of India is the convener & member secretary .
Dr. Moily ensured that the New Companies Bill 2011 will be passed soon and will be instrumental in enlightening the regulator environment for better sustainability . He once again stressed on the need for economic stability & progress intertwined with Corporate Social Responsibility .
Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director ,Hero Motorcorp Ltd, while delivering his key note address complimented ICSI for initiative to observe the ICSI Corporate Governance Week 2012 and observed that there is no single individual who can work without honouring the environment .He said that governance of Countries, Families and Societies is a reflection of accepted norms. He added that a Company Secretary is a conscience keeper not just to the corporate but also to themselves. He expressed that there is need build ability and trust and in this there is need to create simple rules that are easy to understand and simple to follow . He said that people are the best asset of an organisation which appreciates with experience & exposure and the people include not just people within the organisation but also around the company. He concluded that sustainability is the collective responsibility of all of us.
Mr. U Venkataraman ,CEO –Currency Derivatives Segment and Whole Time Director ,MCX Stock Exchange delivered the Special Address and said that the Role of Stock Exchanges and institutional investors is vital in ensuring good governance . Institutional investors can act as whistle-blower, he said. He emphasised that the industry’s best practices should be showcased at the same time deterrents and penalties should be placed for misgovernance. He emphasised on striking a balance of mere compliance and earnest disclosure.”
CS Nesar Ahmad , President ,The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) informed that ICSI has been actively engaged in its commitment to Corporate Governance and has played a pivotal role in bringing about awareness on various issues impinging upon Corporate Governance . He also informed that Good Governance has intensified as an international movement . He expressed that India has Corporate Governance from the Vedic Ages and now what is needed is a hybrid approach where international practices need to be integrated with our vedic heritage. Mr. Ahamd once again emphasised that Good Governance is a Culture and a climate of Consistency, Responsibility, Accountability , Fairness, Transparency and effectiveness that is deployed throughout the business organization . He stressed upon that the essence of Corporate governance lies in promoting and maintaining integrity ,transparency and accountability in the higher echelons of management
CS P K Mittal, Council Member, The ICSI emphasised on the Role of Company Secretary in Good Governance . He reiterated that , Company Secretaries, over a period of time, have developed themselves as professionals having core competence in corporate governance , As a part of 2nd ICSI Corporate Governance Week , the Institute organised Five Mega Programmes at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata & New Delhi.
CS Rajiv Bajaj , Chairman Northern India Regional Council , while introducing the Theme of the 2nd ICSI Corporate Governance week 2012 said that, Good Governance for Sustainability has assumed considerable significance in domain of Corporate governance. Good Governance is vital for sustainability of nations, corporate and even families . Today the concerns with regard to environment, inclusive growth and the challenges posed by globalisation have brought to fore several emerging issues of corporate governance which need to be addressed.
CS N K Jain, Secretary & CEO, The ICSI, delivered the Vote of thanks and informed about the Institute’s prestigious publications released on the occasion of the 2nd ICSI Corporate Governance at the hands of Hon’ble Union Minister for Corporate Affairs , Dr. M Veerappa Moily which are as follows:
Ø Good Governance for Sustainability
Ø Role of Company Secretaries in Good Governance
Ø Sustainability Reporting for Sustainable Future
Ø Gender Diversity in Board Rooms
Ø Responsibly Managing e-waste
He Informed that ,in addition, a number of other programmes were organized on corporate governance, sustainability & sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, responsible investment, gender diversity, waste management, whistle blowing, risk management & governance, and Good Corporate Citizenship as well as furthering “Go Green” initiatives throughout the length and breadth of the country by the Regional Councils and Chapters of ICSI.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sharmila Nicollet storms into lead in second leg of Hero-WGAI Tour

Bangalore, August 29: Sharmila Nicollet stormed into lead with a very steady two-under 68 that put her one shot ahead of Nalini Singh Siwach (68), who, too, carded a fine 68 in the second round of the second leg of theHero-WGAI Women’s Pro Tour at Clover Greens in Bangalore.

Sharmila, who was in a tie for second overnight, was three-under through 13 holes, before her first and only mishap of the day in the form of a bogey came on 14th. She then parred the last four holes for a 68, which was the best round thus far in the tournament.

Also giving Sharmila a run for her money was young Nalini Singh Siwach (68) who overtook overnight leader Smriti Mehra (72) to take the second spot. Nalini was at even par 140, one behind Sharmila whose aggregate is 139. Smriti is lying third at 141.

Neha Tripathi (72) was placed fourth at 143 while Ankita Kedalya (72) was fifth at 147 and Shraddhanjali Singh (74) was sixth at 148.

Sharmila opened with five pars before a birdie came her way on the par-4 sixth. Five more pars elapsed before back to back birdies on 12th and 13th. Then after a lone bogey on 14th, she steadied with four pars.

Nalini was two-under through nine, but then dropped bogeys on tenth and 11th. She birdied the 14th and 15thto come back into red numbers and she stayed under par with three more pars.

Smriti’s day started with a birdie o first, but she dropped a double on the second. One more birdie against two bogeys saw her finish the front nine in 38. A double bogey on 10th meant she was four-over. But three birdies against one bogey retrieved the day and she finished at 72.

Vani Kapoor, who lost the first leg, Hero-KGA tournament, last week, shot a second successive 76 and was placed 11th, while Meghna Bal, who had a fine 71 on first day went to a 80 on second.

The event carries a purse of Rs. 5 lakhs and is the second in the schedule of the Tour which has 12 events.

Tee times for third and final round:
9:00 AM: Nalini Singh (159)/ Mita Gowande (159)
9:10 AM: Nikki Ponappa (158)/ Trisha Sunil (A)(157)
9:20 AM: Priya Puri (156)/ Pallavi Jain (156)/ Rani Sonti (155)
9:30 AM: Preetinder Kaur (154)/ Vani Kapoor (152)/ Meghna Bal (151)
9:40 AM: Ankita Tiwana (151)/ Suchitra Ramesh (A)(150)/ Saaniya Sharma (148)
9:50 AM: Shraddhanjali Singh (148)/ Ankita Kedlaya (A)(147)/ Neha Tripathi (143)
10:00 AM: Smriti Mehra (141)/ Nalini Singh Siwach (140)/ Sharmila Nicollet (139)


A press conference was held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 30th August 2012  on Corporate Games .
After having successful introductory Delhi Corporate Games   in February 2012 at Sirifort Sports complex.
Participants  from ONGC,NTPC , Punj Lloyd , TCS ,DUPONT, ARI,BISLERI,HDFC BANK ( TOTAL of 27 Corporates )competed in 12 disciplines . Delhi Corporate Games is ready for its Second Edition from 22nd to 25th November 2012.
Corporate Games: The Corporate Games has been created to provide employees at all levels of businesses and organizations in all industry sectors, to experience the thrill and excitement of participating in a multi –disciplinary sports festival. Corporate Games have been staged annually in 53 cities of 25 countries .

Second Edition of the corporate games the multi-sports festival for businesses and organizations would be held in November 22nd-25th ,2012 at Siri Fort Sports Complex  (Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Chess, Cricket (8a-side), Hockey, Soccer , Golf, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis  and at  Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Running, Soccer , Cycling)This time there would be 14 sports disciplines. More than 1100 corporate employees from 60 Corporates & public sector undertakings as well as members of SIRIFORT Sports complex and Vasant Kunj Sports Complex would be competing in these games.
Mr. OP Bhatia informed the press that Shri Ajay Maken ,Minister of Youth affairs and Sports has consented to be  Games Patron ( India) of the Corporate Games.The minister has agreed to inaugurate the games on 22nd November 2012 evening at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Corporate Games CEO INDIA  Mr. OP Bhatia ,said in addition to first games participants we have got interests from organizations like ONGC ,HDFC Mumbai , HDFC Delhi , HCL Technologies ,SERCO ,Tata Power, GE (Energy) ,Barclays Bank , Barista Limited  , Tata Sky, Silver skills, PWC,ARI ,Arcelor Mittal, Genpact ,Apollo Munich ,SPML ,Jet Airways , ,HUGHES SYSTIQUE INDIA PVT. LTD, Firefox, NTPC, Sirifort Sports Complex to participate in the games. Plus Dialogue is on with another 30 organizations for participation .He added that biggest advantage of Corporate Games-- that it organizes competitions in different age-groups 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and above. Corporate Games follow rules of International Sports federations with some modifications to make the games more interesting and to finish the games in 3-4 days .He further added that Cricket is 8 member team with 3 on the bench for rolling substitution and each inning is of 10 overs.Similarly Soccer is game of 2 halves of 30 minutes each and all age-groups are mixed in the team games. In the Corporate Games medals are awarded to winners whereas points are given from first to eighth position and these points are then added to give a special trophy known as medalist award to the Corporate getting maximum points. This encourages Senior management of Corporates to train their players to win maximum medals .Another trophy known a Sports for Life Trophy is given to the company fielding  maximum number of sports persons.
Number of Newspapers has been reporting that doctors are saying that youth is falling prey to heart diseases, due to erratic food habit and lack of exercise. Please see latest INDIA TODAY , in which Dr Naresh Trehan a famous cardiologist, says that most of CEOs of Corporates ,are under stress and more than 15 to 20 % executives miss offices for 20 to 25 days in an year due to life style diseases   .More than 8 hours of sedentary jobs and lack of physical exercise and improper diet increases the risk of life style diseases ,in the age-group of 30-40 years. Corporate Games is an opportunity to come out and play and regularly keep yourself fit by regular exercise. Under our subsidiary scheme we are introducing, Do you play-- where youngsters can book online and they are provided opportunities to play on weekends, team games like basket ball and football and later we will also organize Badminton and Table Tennis.
Mr. K.P Singh Deo ,Former Cabinet minister and patron of Corporate Games in India emphasised ,” It is good that finally Corporate Games have been introduced in India .These games are prevalent world over for last two and half decades .In countries like Australia ,they conduct these games in three cities namely Sydney , Brisbane ,Melbourne .Purpose of these games is to encourage Corporate employees to practice regularly, game of their choice and come to compete with other Corporate employees with a view to retain life-long fitness and also inculcate good qualities of sports i.e. spirit-de-corps, will to win , Magnanimity in victory and defiance in defeat. Needless to say that sports helps to integrate organizations and create feeling of friendship and fraternity, accruing in general happiness of their employees which in turn improves productivity of the Corporates resulting in improvement in the bottom line. It will not be out of place to say that countries become stronger who have widespread sports culture among all age-groups. It is heartening that India has started improving its medal tally in Olympics ,by Winning six medals including 2 silvers though we had the potential to win few more medals. As senior Vice President of IOA, he added that we should now be striving to win about 15 medals in Rio games and more than 25 medals in 2020 Olympics.
Mr. A K Pandya, former Secretary Ministry of youth affairs and sports and Chairman of Organizing committee of Corporate Games, mentioned that Corporate Games at the world level also hold World Corporate Games once in 2 years and medal winners of each country are eligible to participate in World Corporate Games. While thanking friends from Media for their continuous support to promote concept of Corporate Games in India, he mentioned it would help to create sports culture as participants of Corporate Games, who may be young parents would certainly encourage their children to play for fun and play to win.
While concluding Mr. Bhatia thanked the sponsors Li Ning ,leading sports apparel company and Firefox-famous biking company.He further thanked press both print and electronic media for helping us to promote concept of Corporate Games which would cultivate culture of good health among the employees of the corporates and public sector undertakings.
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Congress Anti Villagers & Farmers: Jolly
 Delhi Dehat leaders Dy. Mayor Master Azad Singh & Chairman Stndg Committee Rajesh Gehlot felicitated by Delhi Study Group

New Delhi, 30th Aug 2012: Delhi Study Group led by Ex. MLA Delhi & President Mr. Vijay Jolly organized a public program to felicitate newly elected Deputy Mayor Master Azad Singh & Chairman Standing Committee Shri. Rajesh Gehlot at Constitution Club, New Delhi. Congress is anti villagers & farmers alleged Mr. Jolly.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Chaudhary Ram Karan Solanki, Pradhan 360 village khap panchayat. The distinguished speakers led by Delhi dehat youth leader Mr. Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma, MLAs Dharam Deo Solanki (Palam), Manoj Shokeen (Mundka), Kulwant Rana (Rohini), Parduymn Rajput (Dwarka) & Satprakash Rana (Bijwasan) narrated the tale of woes of Delhi dehat at the hands of Congress led Sheila govt. Senior MCD Councilor Smt. Sarita Chaudhary, Ex. MLA Brahm Singh Tanwar and Mehrauli BJP Leader Sher Singh Dagar accused Delhi Congress Govt. for the total neglect of Delhi dehat.   

Ex. MLA & Delhi Study Group President Mr. Vijay Jolly revealed that Delhi govt. cabinet do not have even one minister from Delhi dehat. After 66 years of independence and right under the nose of parliament, the village areas in Delhi are ‘abhav grast’ and lack civic amenities. There are no medical health care centers. And no available medicines. People are forced to drink hand pump unfiltered water. It leads to water borne diseases.

Mr. Jolly demanded relief for Delhi villages in the new master plan. The new building by - laws in villages be scrapped. There is urgent need to regularize extended lal dora aabadi areas. Mr. Jolly stressed for private & public planned housing projects to be promoted in Delhi dehat. Build pucca roads, new schools & colleges, provide drinking water, hospitals & sports facilities were vociferously demanded by Mr. Jolly.       

Elected Deputy Mayor Master Azad Singh & Chairman Standing Committee Rajesh Gehlot were honored by Delhi Study Group President Vijay Jolly with a shawl, momento & colorful village turbans (rangeen - pagaris) along with program organizer Chaudhary Amrish Kumar from Rangpuri Village & DSG Vice President Bhupendra Kansil.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

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Aug 29 Vol 01, Issue 1013
ESS closes 80% ad inventory ahead of World T20
ESS has roped in Reliance Communication and Havells as joint presenting sponsors and six others as associate sponsors for upcoming World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
DLF ends innings as IPL title sponsor, looks to other sports
The country’s largest realty firm DLF confirmed Tuesday it had chosen not to renew the title rights to the Indian Premier League it has held for the last five years.
Dhoni launches his own motorbike racing team for Supersport World C'ship
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has launched his own motorbike racing team ‘MSD R-N Racing Team India’ that is competing in the FIM Supersport World Championship
ESPN, Major League Baseball agree 8-yr multiplatform rights extension
Expanded package includes annual wild card game as part of new and enhanced TV content; comprehensive digital, radio and international rights
YouTube launches new soccer channel with MP & Silva
Partnership creates Love Football channel on YouTube, which will include highlights from Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, US Major League Soccer, Brazil’s Serie A and the Championship, FA Cup and Capital One Cup from England
SIX seals deal with Setanta Sports Asia for rugby content
SIX signs multi-year agreement with Setanta Sports Asia to air RBS Six Nations, Super Rugby and Rugby Championship, as well as rugby programme “The Breakdown”
ESS partners with Fox Sports and Nine to broadcast all ICC events till 2015
Agreement covers 2012 and 2014 World Twenty20s, 2013 Champions Trophy and, world cricket's premier event, the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
Pak-Oz cricket series: TEN Sports Pakistan makes ‘bumper’ ad bookings
TEN Sports Pakistan lines up Mobilink, Pepsi, Zong and Clear Shampoo as presenting sponsors for the Pakistan vs Australia Series that kicked off Tuesday and runs through till 10 October.
Current Affairs – Love-all: Indian Olympic Team Selections and Athlete Remedies
An opportunity to represent the country at international sporting events is a highpoint in every athlete’s career. Athletes commit to training persistently for years in pursuance of this objective. In India, the Indian Olympic Association (“IOA”) performs the crucial function of finalizing athletes to represent India at the Olympics and other international sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games etc.


German GP: Alonso Strengthens Championship Lead
PIT STOP PUNDIT - Force India split tyre strategies between their drivers who fight excessive tyre wear to eventually finish 9th (Hulkenberg) and 11th (Di Resta).

'Champions League and WWE not only give us good advertising traction, they also deliver higher sticky revenues'

ATUL Pande, CEO of Sports Business,

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Amla ton leads SA to third No. 1 spot(ESPN Cricinfo )
PRG joins HRT F1 Team as audiovisual technology supplier (SportzPower )
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Asian 'major' within five years, says new tour chief(Times of India )
South Africa to stage six European Tour events(Times of India )
IHF rejects IOA panel(Times of India )
HI wants to finalize bilateral series, claims under-fire PHF(Times of India )
Commonwealth Games will generate $2bn of economic benefits, predicts Gold Coast 2018 head(Inside the Games )
ESPN Reaches $5.6 Billion Deal to Expand MLB Coverage (Bloomberg )
National archery championships to be held in Vizag from Sep 22(Zee News )
The Sovereign Forest in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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The Sovereign Forest is now open for public viewing at the Samadrusti campus in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The Sovereign Forest by Amar Kanwar in collaboration with Samadrusti is an exhibition that attempts to reopen discussion and initiate a creative response to our understanding of crime, politics, human rights and ecology. The validity of poetry as evidence in a trial, the discourse on seeing, on understanding, on compassion, on issues of justice, sovereignty and the determination of the self – all come together in a constellation of moving and still images, texts, books, pamphlets, albums, music, objects, seeds, events and processes.

The Sovereign Forest has overlapping identities. It continuously reincarnates as an art installation, an exhibition, a library, a memorial, a public trial, an open call for the collection of more ‘evidence’, an archive and also a proposition for a space that engages with political issues as well as with art.  

The Sovereign Forest is inspired by a search for the possible answers to the following questions. How to understand the conflict around us? How to understand crime? Who defines evidence? Is legally valid evidence adequate to understand the meaning and extent of a crime? Can ‘poetry’ be presented as ‘evidence’ in a criminal or political trial? What is the validity of such evidence? Can it create a new and valuable perspective about the crime? What is the vocabulary of a language that can talk about a series of simultaneous disappearances occurring across multiple dimensions of our lives? How to see, know, understand and remember these disappearances? How to look again?

The central film, titled The Scene of Crime offers an experience of landscape just prior to erasure as territories marked for acquisition by industries. Almost every image in this film lies within specific territories that are proposed industrial sites and are in the process of being acquired by government and corporations in Orissa. Every location, every blade of grass, every water source, every tree that is seen in the film is now meant to not exist anymore. The Scene of Crime is an experience of ‘looking’ at the terrain of this conflict and the personal lives that exist within this natural landscape.

The Sovereign Forest invites visitors to contribute a photograph, a film, a document, a text, an object, seed, cloth, pattern, drawing, or any ‘evidence’ in any form to the constellation of evidence presented. The exhibition will continue for a few months as more parts are added to it.

The Sovereign Forest
Samadrusti Campus
H.I.G -78, Phase -VII, Sailashree Vihar,
Bhunaneswar, Orissa, India
Pin - 751021
Contact nos 0674-6529485, 9853456083 ( Sibasis) and 9178182820 ( Subha)

Near TRIDENT Academy, Opposite Info city. ( Can be approached from Saliashree Vihar side as well as from Info City Side. The Saliashree Vihar Road connects the Jayadev Vihar-Nadankanan main road at Damana Square while the Info City Road connects the same Jayadev Vihar Nandankana main road at Patia Square. Jayadev Vihar is right on NH-5 connecting Kolkota with Chennai.)

For more information write to :
 Sudhir Pattnaik 
 Amar Kanwar