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Inframundo de Athan is an entertaining journey to the underworld

first_imgRelated posts:Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair Social travel show looks for San José’s hidden gems A tattoo convention, Russian ballet and other happenings around Costa Rica After three-year hiatus, Blues Festival plays in Guanacaste After 10 months in Costa Rica, I had somehow never heard of the amusement park on the edge of San José. Originally established as the Parque Nacional de Diversiones in 1981, the place was built to help fund the National Children’s Hospital. The idea is that the colones spent on roller coasters and Ferris-wheel rides end up helping sick kids. It’s like a healthcare system designed by Willy Wonka.“Would you like the regular pass or the special pass?” asked the woman in the ticket booth.“I’m mostly interested in seeing… um…” My Spanish interaction stalled, because I couldn’t remember the word “Inframundo.” It translates as “underworld,” so I kept thinking it was called “Debajotierra” or something. Finally I gave up and said, “One special pass, please.” A mural near the entrance sets the colorful tone of Parque Diversiones. Robert Isenberg/The Tico TimesAt first I didn’t mind that no friends had time to accompany me. That’s cool, I thought. I’ll just go alone. I hadn’t considered what that meant: I was a poorly shaven 34-year-old male Gringo wandering alone in an amusement park full of Tico kindergartners. With my red beard and bleached skin, I tend to stick out already in the streets of San José, but in Parque Diversiones I might as well have been a rhesus monkey. Costa Rica has enough creepy foreigners to worry about without a goofy journalist raising red flags.I weaved my way through the park, following the spidery paths past rides and kiosks. Parque Diversiones is a fairly standard theme park, with its looping coasters and carnival atmosphere. The park’s mascot is Tío Conejo, or Uncle Rabbit, a floppy-eared lagomorph so youthful-looking he should really be called Nephew Rabbit. In the center stands the Pueblo Antiguo, which mimics a traditional Costa Rican town.But Inframundo de Athan is something completely different. The structure is painted black and gray, and in order to reach the entrance, you have to pass an enormous sculpture of a horned demon with bulging eyes and outstretched claws. Performers roamed the walkway outside, but unlike the park’s usual bunch of magicians and clowns, these guys were imposing and satanic. One guy wore gothic eyeliner and a cape, and a makeup artist had drawn fake abdominal muscles on his naked torso. Just your friendly neighborhood demon surveying his domain. Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times“Are you alone?” asked one of the park employees.“Yes.”“Okay, just wait right here.”It took me a second to realize we were speaking in English. The young man in the polo shirt uniform stood near me, looking increasingly excited to use his English skills. He finally asked where I’m from, stressing each syllable like an ESL teacher. We chatted for a bit, and then he herded me into a group of seven strangers.“Have…” he exclaimed, almost bursting with enthusiasm. “Fun!”“Thanks, I will,” I called back, although I had no idea whether I could keep that promise.“Inframundo” takes groups of eight at a time. My group included two preteen boys, a preteen girl, three skinny little kids, and a stoic-looking father. We stood in a long line that snaked around metal barriers. Of the hundred or so people waiting, the mean age was probably 13. Above us, two TV screens played music videos, which made me feel even older, because the only pop star I recognized was Shakira.Every few minutes, the music stopped and a gravelly voice explained the concept of “Inframundo.” The story is remarkably complicated: Apparently there was once a warrior named Athan, and he journeyed into the Underworld of a distant planet to retrieve a relic called the Quartz Pyramid, but Athan failed in his mission. Somehow, this caused a mystical rift in the fabric of reality. Paranormal activity is spilling into our world, and we – daring middle-schoolers and 34-year-old Gringos – must journey into a labyrinth of terror.This answered my question: “Inframundo” is basically just a haunted house. Why a haunted house in July, when Halloween is still four months away? Because the attraction’s two weeks coincide with Costa Rica’s mid-year school vacation, when kids need to fill their afternoons by cavorting with demons from another dimension.“Excuse me,” said one of the 12-year-old boys. “Do you speak Spanish?”“A little,” I said, erring conservatively.“Okay. Um…” He looked at my iPhone, which I was using to take pictures. “You know that this is a water ride, right?”“A water ride?”“Yes. You’re going to get completely wet.”Just then I heard screaming. At the far end of the “Inframundo” building, there was a large glass box reinforced with iron bars. It looked like an ATM booth designed by Tim Burton. The box was filled with people, whose bodies were pressed against the glass. I watched in horror as torrents of water fell from the ceiling, drenching their clothes. T-shirts stuck to bodies. Jeans changed color from light blue to navy. Hair clung to faces like seaweed. Shrieking children are subsumed in water. Because nothing says fun like a freezing group shower inside a cage. Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times“So… it might be bad for your iPhone,” the kid said helpfully.I had missed this tidbit, among the warnings to pregnant women and people with heart conditions, that “Inframundo” involved water. Torrents of water. Monsoons of water. Water enough to wreck my phone and all the paper in my pockets.But I had already waited for 20 minutes, listening to One Direction videos and playing a crummy knockoff of Tetris, and I hadn’t come all this way for nothing. So I stuffed the phone deep into my pocket, hoping that bending over a little or covering the fabric with my hand would keep the downpour from my wrecking my poor 4S.At last a park employee ushered us toward the entrance. But before we could step inside, we were asked to enter information into a computer screen. One of the kids punched his name into a digital form and picked an “avatar.” I hoped that I wouldn’t be asked to do the same, because I had no idea what the point of this was. As it turned out, the kid’s data-entry sufficed, and we proceeded. The door opened, and we ventured inside.Even for a haunted house, “Inframundo” is incredibly dark. It’s so dimly lit that I found myself feeling around with outstretched arms to even find the walls. This felt cheap. Why wouldn’t eight strangers feel tense after they’ve been sealed inside a narrow, pitch-black corridor? We hobbled up some steps and slid through the maze, bumping into walls and each other. I kept hearing breathing and gargling, presumably from the Underworld demons, although the stoic Tico father may have had a cold.In one small chamber, one of the demons appeared and demanded that we line up against the wall. Then he leaned into me and growled something incomprehensible.“Él no habla español!” shrieked one of the 12-year-old boys.Great, I thought. Thanks, kid. Like this isn’t awkward enough.“Engleesh?” snarled the demon.“Sí,” I said. “I mean, yes.”“Seet down on the floor!”This can’t be good, I thought.But I sat down, then the others did as well.“On the count of three, run for the exeet!” commanded the demon, and then he repeated the instructions in Spanish.He counted, but the kids started running at “uno.” The demon sounded annoyed as he repeated the count in English, but I was already rounding the invisible black corner, trying to keep up with my group.The truth is, I love haunted houses, and as we acclimatized to the claustrophobic maze, I found myself enjoying it more and more. When we stumbled into another computer screen, one of the little kids took command: The screen asked a question and offered multiple-choice answers. Before I could translate it, the kid had already picked the right answer and we were again plunging through the dark. For a moment, we stepped into sunlight, passing a swampy little pool with monstrous heads poking out. The moment we passed them, the heads spat jets of real fire. I was delighted to feel infernal heat on my back. Nice touch, I thought.At one point, we found ourselves locked into a cage and spritzed with water. Our platform shifted over a primordial lagoon, and I thought nostalgically of “Johnny Quest” cartoons.When we finally reached the exit, I prepared myself for a thorough soak, but the glass box was empty. On the other side, the door hung ajar. The stoic Tico father and I made a beeline for the door and slipped into fresh air. It hadn’t occurred to me that the “Inframundo” designers would allow their visitors a chance to escape before raining cold water on their heads. We were free, only slightly moist, and my phone was safe. We had escaped the Underworld unscathed.I couldn’t help but smile as I walked away from “Inframundo.” Someone had put a lot of thought into this little attraction, and even if it wasn’t a spectacular haunted house, even if its plot was overzealous, and even if it was dark enough to get completely lost, it was still a good time. Granted, the commercials seemed completely off base. (Where was the scary undead girl?) But the spot had motivated me to go, and that’s what commercials are for. A busker dons 18th century fashion. Like the creepy girl in the ‘Inframundo’ commercials, his purpose is unclear. Robert Isenberg/The Tico TimesLater I discovered that “Inframundo” is also an online videogame, and if you rack up 5,000 points, you may win a Playstation PS4 or 10 annual passes to the park. So aside from the fate of the universe, there is a lot at stake here. And again, proceeds benefit sick kids.The only thing on my schedule that afternoon was to survive a trip to the underworld, and now I had plans to meet friends for dinner. But I couldn’t leave Parque Diversiones without riding El Búmeran. In the spirit of a boomerang, the rollercoaster twirls in one direction, stops, and then rides the same course backward. I hadn’t ridden a rollercoaster for half a decade, so when the park employees locked me into my seat and the cars started to back up the incline, I was thrilled.“Have you done this before?” I asked the crew-cut grade schooler next to me.“Oh, yeah,” he said. “Lots of times. After we stop, you count to five, and that’s when they let us go.”“Really?”“Yeah, watch.” The rollercoaster stopped moving. We were held fast, at a 45-degree angle, and we were high enough to see all the way to Escazú. As we stared down the curving track, the kid counted. “Uno… dos… tres… cuatro…” Then he shouted: “CINCO!At that moment, the locking mechanism released us, and we dropped perilously downward. And I remembered, in that moment, as my stomach surged toward my throat, exactly what it’s like to be 10 years old.“El Inframundo de Athan” continues through July 13 at Parque Diversiones, San José. Daily, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ₡1,700-3,100 ($3.50 – $6). Info: Parque Diversiones website. Facebook Comments “For whom is the funhouse fun?”                                   – John Barth, “Lost in the Funhouse”When I first watched the commercial for “Inframundo de Athan,” I knew I had to see it for myself. In the TV spot, a little girl is crouched over a bed. At first she looks innocent and frightened, but the way the camera jiggles and zooms shows us that the girl is actually evil, and we should fear her. When I saw the ad, I stared at our TV set, astonished. I hadn’t seen a commercial that creepy for a long time. What was “Inframundo”? What was the Parque Diversiones, for that matter? I had to find out.last_img read more

Air Frances ecofriendly web series wins the gold

first_imgThe 2015 Deauville Green Awards Festival dedicated to audiovisual productions for sustainable development and ecology, has awarded Air France’s Lab’line for the future mini-series a gold totem in the Transport and Ecomobility category.For the past four years, this festival has been rewarding the best sustainable development documentaries, corporate films and awareness campaigns.This distinction thus confirms the Lab’line for the future mini-series’ role in promoting the recognition and visibility of Air France’s sustainable development efforts.Air France demonstrates its commitment to sustainable development in its program Lab’line for the future.As part of this program, an aircraft powered by biofuel has been providing one weekly flight on the Toulouse–Paris-Orly route since last October.With 300 films in competition from some 30 countries and an international jury, the Deauville Green Awards festival is a global showcase devoted to the environment and sustainable development.Air France’s latest episode of the eco-friendly program showcases the airline’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption.Watch the video below and discover the 2nd installment of Lab’line for the future! Source = Air Francelast_img read more

Royal Jordanian undergoes digital transformation with Amadeus

first_imgThe airline signs for a full suite of Amadeus IT solutions, and renews its distribution agreement with Amadeus, to improve the traveller experienceRoyal Jordanian has signed for the full Amadeus Altéa suite, through the process by which all its critical systems including reservation, inventory and departure control will be moving onto Altéa technology, as well as renewing its distribution agreement with Amadeus.The new agreement supports Royal Jordanian’s efforts to enhance the customers’ experience from the moment they plan to book until they board the aircraft. The innovative solutions give passengers more options, like paying for services at the airport or paying a small fee for locking a fare at a particular price when they book online.Stefan Pichler, President, Royal Jordanian said, “One of the key success pillars in our turnaround plan is the continuous enhancement of passenger services across all touch points. In line with Royal Jordanian’s technology strategy, and in an effort to anticipate the evolution of our traveller experience, we are delighted to expand our core systems portfolio in the passengers’ service with Amadeus.”Passengers will benefit from improved RJ call centre and sales teams who will be better able to offer Royal Jordanian products to customers, allowing for a more flexible offering and personalised packages that suit passenger needs. In addition, through Amadeus’ Altéa technology, Royal Jordanian will have access to the latest NDC capabilities.This move sees Royal Jordanian’s transition away from the current technology environment, in which its processes were handled across multiple vendors and different systems, to a single integrated platform that will allow the airline to better serve passengers and benefit from streamlined internal processes. Furthermore, during disruption times, passengers will be able to rebook themselves onto flights easily and use self-service tools.The full suite of Amadeus IT solutions will also support Royal Jordanian’s strategy aimed at increasing revenues by upselling ancillary services through multiple channels, improving RJ’s competitiveness and business performance and helping it better measure its key performance indicators.last_img read more

How Can the Next President Make Housing Great Again

first_imgHow Can the Next President Make Housing Great Again? Share In the wake of national presidential conventions and debates conducted over controversial topics to better inform voters as these candidates move closer to the election in November, one of the topics hardly touched in these discussions has been the housing market and its reform. Chief Economist for Redfin, Nela Richardson, believes that there are four things these candidates need to keep in mind to “make the housing market great again.”Ignore Mortgage Finance ReformRichardson says that reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other such insurers has been controversial for “longer than millennials have been alive” but despite the agreement that government involvement should be reduced, Richardson says that there is nothing to replace them with as of right now. She suggests that whomever wins the presidency should focus on figuring out a solution for how private capital can be placed back into the mortgage market in order to have viable alternatives to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Connect Affordability to Mobility“Too often a person’s zip code determines their economic mobility,” says Richardson. She states that almost half of the totality of renters are cost burdened and a quarter of those are classified as being “severely” cost burdened. In her report, Richardson says only one in four people who qualify for federal subsidies actually receives them. She feels that the next president can help better the market by increasing subsidies to households who need them and helping them move to better thriving communities near jobs and functional schools.Increase BuildingRichardson says that increasing building is important to the betterment of the market, but included in this equation must be more transit and infrastructure spending in order to make sure neighborhoods don’t suffer due to isolation or neglect. “Political dysfunction in Congress has prevented the federal government from making the infrastructure investment needed in America’s cities,” says Richardson. “Our families pay the price.”Remembering the “Rust Belt”This final point is shared as something personal to Richardson, who says that some towns facing decay do to foreclosure never came from the housing market boom or bust. Instead, she says they are due to something far more long lasting i.e. job loss and population decline. “It’s an open question whether foreclosure-choked neighborhoods will ever be a good investment for a new generation of homebuyers,” says Richardson. The answer she sees for these communities comes from jobs and reinvestment into local economies before “homeownership can become a great investment again.” in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img Housing Market Redfin 2016-07-25 Seth Welborn July 25, 2016 484 Views last_img read more

Sebastian Dave and Bobby keep the concrete moving

first_imgSebastian, Dave and Bobby keep the concrete moving down the chute from the truck. July 4, 2001Happy Independence Day! Today construction poured one of the north facing walls of East Crescent’s Phase V. The wall was close enough to the edge of the construction area that they were able to pour the concrete directly from the truck, rather than using the crane bucket. [photos & text Ivan Fritz] Takashige Koga uses the vibrator to help the concrete settle into the formwork.last_img

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but still registered as clear expressions of dude anger: “And by the cast as ‘all female’ & ‘reboot’ also must makes it seem like just a weak gender pandering than actual effort”On July 15 audiences will get to see the new Ghostbusters for themselves but the trail of tantrums its director and stars have had to navigate is a long and winding story on its own There were more trolling tweets when Sony released the first trailer for the movie in March At about the same time Feig’s casting choices met with a different sort of criticism: some observers felt that Jones’ role as a New York City MTA worker was a racial stereotype Jones defended her role asking “Why can’t a regular person be a Ghostbuster” but still found herself fending off attacks on TwitterIn the early days of the outburst Feig refused the bait But in late September he lost it responding to individual examples of rampant Twitter jackassery first with measured language—“God you’re tiresome dude”—and later with the outrage of a 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and if she’s lacking certain requisite feminine qualities she can’t be President eitherIt’s a grim landscape That’s why Feig’s fiery defense of both his project and his actors—he also came out in Jones’ defense when the criticism of her Ghostbusters character became nasty and personal—means more than it would in any other year And maybe just maybe it marks the beginning of the end of the tyranny of fanboy culture If we accept that social media represents not the taste of the masses but that of an angry and extremely vocal minority then there’s no need to allow that minority any stake in what movies get made or in how those movies get made Even so studios care deeply about how moviegoers respond on social media to a film Feig’s lashing out may have seemed intemperate to some but it was really the best thing he could have done If part of a filmmaker’s job is to fold in the face of bullying we’re truly lost Movies are made by directors not mobs You could also argue that all Feig did was express a version of the resentment that simmers inside most of us perennially and not just when we’re talking about moviemaking: Why should idiots ever be allowed to call the shotsAnyway the anti-remake creeps have made Feig’s version the movie to see this summer Plenty of people will go hoping that it will be funny A smaller more hostile group will go just so they can carp about how bad it is (no matter how good it might be) Either way tickets will sell Meanwhile Feig who has made it his mandate to forge space for women in comedies such as Bridesmaids The Heat and Spy has struck a victory against Internet morons He even had an answer for the ranters who claimed that remaking Ghostbusters with women would “ruin” their childhoods: “It’s so dramatic” he told Variety “Honestly the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan” If Reitman’s Ghostbusters had any value in the first place it will live on no matter whatDoom id 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is the solo experience Granted id Software has talked up the single-player element as the centerpiece here–not multiplayer But fair enough Nothing legal or ethically axiomatic mandates that companies hand over creative work before launch There’s also no dystopian mind-beam tech compelling you or me or anyone else to march out and buy something on its day of release sight unseen It’s your hand on your wallet after all Stand by and we’ll have impressions and a review up soon Write to Matt Peckham at mattpeckham@timecom I love this community, Does acrylamide cause cancer? 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This is gonna be fun. Me @kevinhart4real Jack Black @NickJonas and the Ginger Assassin @karengillanofficial can’t wait to ‘play the game that plays you’” he wrote The Fast and Furious star has earlier clarified that the movie will not be a remake of the original film Johnson has also assured fans that he will work hard to honour the memory of Robin Williams who starred in the first film “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams The love and respect I have for this man is boundless “You have my word we will honor his name and the character of Alan Parrish will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud” he previously wrote Dwayne Johnson was listed as the highest paid actor this year in Forbes The list also included Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan Amitabh Bachchan Akshay Kumar Salman Khan and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone With PTI inputs For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 18 2016 6:50 pm On Raksha Bandhan Amitabh Bachchan Farhan Akhtar Aamir Khan and Sooraj Pancholi wished their siblings and fans a year full of love and happiness Top News On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Thursday a string of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan Farhan Akhtar Aamir Khan and Sooraj Pancholi wished their siblings and fans a year full of love and happiness Amitabh who re-tweeted an old photograph of his children Abhishek and Shweta tweeted: “Sister and brother love … Shweta and Abhishek” Aamir Khan: A very happy Raksha Bandhan to everyone Love Farhan Akhtar: Sibling bond time… together Rakhsha Bandhan… Farah Khan Sajid Khan and Zoya Abhishek Bachchan: And I got you right back Shwetdi Love you Happy Rakhi Shraddha Kapoor: Happy Rakhi Siddhanth Kapoor Sooraj Pancholi: Meet my strongest support… Happy Rakhi to all the brothers and sisters out there Happy Rakhsha Bandhan Randeep Hooda: A very Happy Raksha Bandhan to both my sisters Anjali hooda and Dalbir ji Don’t worry I’m there Neil Nitin Mukesh: Happy Rakhi my darling sister Shanoo Sharma Love you loads Tiger Shroff: The source of my superpower… my sister wind beneath my cape Happy Raksha Bandhan Shamita Shetty: Happy Rakhi brother… Love you big hug!twitter.quite like the IAF, notes JohnyML. Among those who attended the session were Rajkumar Hirani, We are unhappy with the probe so far and are writing to Prabhat Kumar in the hope that he will intervene and speed up investigation. were closed due to flooding. It is my second film with Kriti, Then the earth heaved,” A few months ago.

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But the findings of the judicial panel after examination of several witnesses strikes down this premise. For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKuala Lumpur: Malaysia apologised on Sunday for the upside-down printing of Indonesia’s flag in the souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asia Games which officials said is being withdrawn and reprinted The mistake spotted at the games’ opening in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday sparked an outcry in Indonesia and the hashtag #ShameonyouMalaysia was trending on social media Indonesia’s national flag printed upside down on the guidebook of South East Asian Games in Malaysia AP Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters in Jakarta the incident concerned "national pride" and called for an apology Within hours Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman apologised to the government and people of Indonesia for the "inadvertent error" saying that all measures have been taken "to address this unfortunate situation" Earlier Malaysia Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the mistake would be corrected and a new guidebook sent to the games’ officials and guests "We apologise for affecting the image and reputation of the Republic of Indonesia as the flag is a symbol of pride" he said after meeting Indonesia’s delegation to the games Indonesia’s flag has two horizontal bands with red on the top and white underneath Turning it upside down makes it look like Poland’s flag Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi acknowledged Khairy’s apology and said he hoped the incident will not be repeated Imam earlier expressed dismay posting pictures of the mistake on his Twitter account after the games’ opening ceremony "It was a good opening ceremony but spoiled by this fatal negligence that was very painful" he said The flag blunder was the latest in a series of embarrassing incidents at the regional sports meet Last week a bus driver ferrying the Myanmar women’s football team was arrested on suspicion of stealing a watch and for not possessing a driver’s license By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: April 18 2016 4:30 pm Richa Chadha who enjoys dancing has tried her hand at choreographing a few steps for the song Tung Luk Tung Luk in her next film Sarbjit Related News Actress Richa Chadha who enjoys dancing has tried her hand at choreographing a few steps for the song Tung Luk Tung Luk in her next film Sarbjit “I love dancing be it any form and being a Punjabi — bhangra and gidda is my favouriteWhen I heard this song for the first time I was excited as it was peppy and fun and was therefore looking forward to the shoot” said Richa who will play the role of Sarbjit’s wife in the upcoming movie According to a source Richa helped out co-actor Randeep Hooda who was having some trouble with a few steps to master the moves Read More “While shooting for the song the set up and the atmosphere was so lively that I got into the feel and tried my own steps in between To my surprise the choreographer liked them and decided to include them in the dance The song is amazing and in no time the entire set became a dance floor” added Richa Directed by Omung Kumar Sarbjit also stars Randeep Hooda Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and is set to release on May 20 2016 Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 7 2016 8:23 pm Dipa Karmakar who turns 23 on Tuesday is the first Indian gymnast to compete at the Games since 1964 (Source: AP) Top News Eyeing to become the first Indian gymnast to win an Olympic medal Dipa Karmakar is set to take on what has been called the “vault of death” but the Tripura girl said she doesn’t find it difficult anymore after training extensively in last three months The Produnova — a handspring double-front somersault — has the highest degree of difficultly for a women’s vault a 70 and only five women in the world have attempted it in competition The difficult vault has already led to a horrific injury of French gymnast Samir Ait Said after she broke her leg on the vault in men’s qualifying event on Saturday However Dipa who is India’s first female gymnast at an Olympic Games is more excited than concerned about performing the vault at the Rio Games “I believe that practice makes perfect and then it is not difficult anymore” she said “My coach (Bisweshwar Nandi) ensured that I practised extensively” “In the last three months I did 1000 repetitions of the move” she said “Now it is the easiest vault for me” Dipa who turns 23 on Tuesday is the first Indian gymnast to compete at the Games since 1964 She had won a bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after landing the Produnova in her vault final “Not many in the country knew about this until recently and now I hope that this vault becomes more famous than me in India” she said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by MANOJ MORE | Pune | Published: November 27 2013 4:35 am Related News In the last four years780 two-wheeler riders have died and 1112 injured on the roads of Pune Of the total dead249 of them were youngsters in the 15-24 age-group Most of them were college-goers Of the 1112 injurednearly 300 were college-goers But all this data does not bring out the distressing lives of the families who have lost their young ones on roads Six months ago21-year-old Karan Rane of Pimpri-Chinchwad died when the two-wheeler he was riding was hit by another vehicle His death left the family shell-shocked His father Deepak Rane yet to come to terms with the loss What wrong have we done to deserve this fate? 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She told me that she decided to come anyway.one of them to death. But the unrelenting Congress members continued to raise slogans against Singh demanding an apology. According to Habiba, America did not have to contend with these issues.People from the lower-income group may not have the funds to call for a plumber the moment a tap starts leaking, he said The Nayanagar area of Mira Road is mostly dominated by people from the lower-income group Sruti along with plumber Riyaz Ahmed goes from one house to the other in the area to fix leaking taps One of the women volunteers- either Tejal Shah or Divya Patel- also accompanies him The leaking taps are fixed free of cost Every MondaySurti visits housing societies in the locality and speaks to the respective secretaries about his NGO Posters of the NGO are put up on the noticeboard of the societies so that residents are familiar with Surtis team when they visit their houses on Sunday In the first yearSurti saysthe group visited 1666 houses in Mira Road and repaired 414 leaking taps While Surti was trying to figure out how the finances will be worked outhe got a cash award of Rs 1 lakh for his writing from an Uttar Pradesh organisation associated with literature Surti used the entire fund for Drop Dead By 2010the funds were exhausted Unable to see how he would cope with the expenses of his NGOSurti thought he would have to drop the idea of running Drop Dead Howeverhelp came again Surti won another cash prizethis time an amount of Rs 30000 for his writing He again used the funds for the cause that he believes in When you are doing good work and your intentions are goodhelp comes? which were then allocated to the roads. action should not be taken against them for a period of at least two weeks during which period the CGWA shall consider their application and pass appropriate order. But United never looked convincing and they crumbled at the back in the 83rd minute as Zuniga scored with his first touch less than a minute after coming on.Zimbabwe’s part-time spinner Sikandar Raza.

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ELISA is considered the confirmatory test for dengue by the BMC. A further three former BJP MLAs are contesting as independents. The victim’s father began looking for the accused,000 a month as salary.The Tramp? His mother used to entertain rioters and soldiers in Aldershot theatre near London in 1894,the complaint made by Sanwaria was with an intent to defame Sanghi and to block the chances for his nomination as a councillor in Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. Nandita Das it was a blessing that I debuted with such amazing talent led by the eternal AB, ? Addressing the conference on World Oceans Day Akbar stressed that the 21st century will be shaped by the principles of "equality and sovereignty" and those who believe in discord have no place in a choir "The nations of oceans are often called small We do not believe in small or big; every nation is sovereign Capacities might vary but all nations have equal rights" he said He emphasised that seas cannot be turned into zones of contention adding that secure and open sea lanes are critical for peace stability prosperity and development "We cannot allow our seas to turn into zones of contention An age of shared prosperity demands co-operation In this context India reiterates the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight on the high seas unimpeded lawful commerce as well as resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means in accordance with universally recognised principles of international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Akbar said Given that India has over 7500 km of coast more than a thousand islands and with more than a third of Indians living along the coast Akbar said that India is acutely aware of the challenges and opportunities that oceans represent — from sustainable fisheries to prevention and control of marine litter and plastic pollution from affordable renewable energy to eco-tourism and early warning systems for disaster risk reduction and management building resilience and adaptation to climate change Warning that the negative impact of overfishing habitat destruction pollution and climate change are becoming increasingly clear Akbar said that the time for action is "already long overdue" Akbar stressed that fishermen deserve to be at the core of any action plan that is arrived at in global summits such as the Ocean Conference "We must devise actionable means to improve their lives; to minimise the conflicts that arise from competition and most of all end the exploitation that is often their fate Our rules regulations and laws must serve the impoverished first" he said He cited the ambitious Sagarmala project launchedin last November in India that focuses on port modernisation connectivity and coastal community development involving more than 400 projects over the next two decades He informed the global summit thatIndia continues to expand its development partnership especially with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) India has committed a sum of 500 million dollars as grant-in-aid and a billion dollars in soft loans for its SIDS partners over the next three years "India also believes that there cannot be sustainable development without sustainable engagement among blue nations The framework for such sustainable engagement needs to be reinforced" he said Written by Charmy Harikrishnan | Published: May 18 2012 3:18 am Related News The cartoon controversy shows the enthusiasm of our political class to create a quiescentquestion-less environment The year was 1967 Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer had published a story in Malayalamof course called Oru Bhagavad Gitayum Kure Mulakalum (A Bhagavad Gita and a Few Breasts) This Muslim was having good funwriting about getting hold of a new edition of the Gita and watching a procession of half-naked nubile Nair girls Dont ask what possible connection could be between the two incidents This is Basheer And he is the master of meanderings and benign mockery In 2012Basheer would have had to look for another title; the very conjunction would be considered blasphemous And perhaps write another story as well Our censoring reflexes have become so fine-tunedand our sense of satire so pitiablethat we would have blacklisted Basheer Ours is the golden age of communication There are more books published than ever before There are more Facebook postsblogs and tweets creating corridors of instant discourse But there is a greater fear too of ideasof bookspaintingswebsites and nowcartoons And the call to bury themwhich has come from fringe elementsseems to be increasingly echoed by politicians This is dangerousbecause while our intellectuals tend to talk among themselves in intellectual-eseit is the enlightened representatives of people who should publicly stand as the defenders of democracy When censorship is imposed under the cloak of political correctness precluding dissent and debateinterring ridicule and irreverence and toleratedit shows the inanity of our age as well Between retweeting and clicking the Like buttonwe seem to be collectively losing the tools of argument a sense of history and a handle on multiple narratives In our First Amendment-less countrythe right to free speech and expression is no longer effective enough And our liberal sinew to protect intellectual independence is slacking outside and inside the House We saw it earlier when MF Husains naked Saraswati became offensive Someone should have loudly read out Adi Shankaras Soundarya Lahiriwhere the high priest of Hinduism gloriously describes a goddess in graphic detailwhich Basheerfor onewould have widely grinned at Nowbefore Shankars cartoon is hastily bundled away by Kapil SibalPranab Mukherjee and the rest of our parliamentariansthere is no debate on cartoon as art in the House Insteadthere is a bewildering consensus to delete what they believe is irreverent They dont find the need to appreciate it or argue with it that would indeed be trying It is far easier to bin it or ban it We bleep offensive wordsclothe our gods as though there is a textile factory in the heavens and bring out a beef-less menu A nation that yanks out all offence real and perceived is a limited democracy But has our daily political cartoon too become mellow with timelost its instinct to shockshake us by the shoulders Has the tactile fury left the pen the one you could immediately sense in the stork-like nose of Abu Abrahams Indira Gandhi or even OV Vijayans porcine Indira leading West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to conclude that all art should be like hers or the soothing Rabindra Sangeet that she insists should blare out of every street corner in Kolkata these days She should take a look at Vijayans cartoon where Mrs Gandhi with a snoutfollowing the fall of the Morarji Desai governmentsits with a piggish Charan Singh and Jagjivan Ram before crying murder at a cartoon that is a redux of a Satyajit Ray shot Rest assuredif Congress stalwarts discover Vijayans cartoon nowthere could be a retrospective ban on it as well This is the enthusiasm of our political class to elide narratives other than the ones they have whetted and approvedmuch like the stamp of the censors seal and signature during the Emergency It was there when Abhishek Singhvi worked overtime to ensure that the English translation of Javier Moros biography of Sonia Gandhi never got published in India It is there in the stone gardens of Mayawati a narcissistic love for monologues and monoliths that has taken the shape of statues that she got built of herselfBR Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram and in her intolerance for a few laugh lines for which Shankar did not evidently seek her permission The intense coddling of the selfto control the narrativeno questions askedis there even in Rahul Gandhis refusal to engage with the media We are all turning into a collective that not only clicks but also seeks Facebooks Like sign to every comment We are all guilty of creating a quiescentquestion-less environment Here is a mediocre poem Teachers have space/ and years to sculpt/ to mouldto carve/ to paint with ease Give vision to/ blindfolded minds/ contour new paths/ for curious eyes?medical education and medical research.

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" "..(SP is) not able to control their own party and sort out their problems they are dragging the name of BJP into the controversies that BJP is hand-in-glove with some leaders of Samajwadi Party This is totally false We do not believe in fishing in troubled waters" Venkaiah told a press conference in Hyderabad He likened the developments in SP to "how dynasty can become nasty" and added that (a film) picture is going on in Uttar Pradesh for the entire country to see The senior leader also alleged that seeing the growing popularity of the BJP in UP both SP and BSP are not only rattled and jittery but are indulging in false propaganda against his party "Now BSP Chief (Mayawati) who thrives on communal and casteist agenda criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP and alleged that we are trying to impose ‘Sankirna Sampradayak va Kattarwadi’ (narrow communal and fundamentalist) agenda of the RSS" he said "It is in everybody’s knowledge that this description suits BSP better than anybody else as it thrives on caste and communal calculations and combinations" he alleged "Is the BSP opposed to ending discrimination against Muslim women Is it opposed to the rights of Muslim women Is it against equal treatment of Muslim women Is freedom of conscience free profession practice and propagation of religion means injustice to women of a particular community" the minister asked "Let the SP BSP and the Congress come clean on their stand on abolition of Triple Talaq" he said Agartala: In a boost to the BJP ahead of the Tripura Assembly elections which are due this year five leaders of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) on Tuesday joined the saffron party in Agartala Representational image AFP IPFT leaders — Subhash Reang and Debendra Debbarma — and three youth leaders of the party — Ramananda Debbarma Pushrai Debbarma and Sunil Tripura joined BJP at the state party headquarters in Agartala Tripura BJP in-charge Sunil Deodhar handed them saffron flags and inducted them into the party BJP Tripura spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb told reporters Deodhar claimed that more leaders from other parties would join the BJP during the visit of the party national president Amit Shah on 7 January "If anybody with clean image wants to join our party they are welcome" he said Asked about the prospect of an alliance with IPFT Deodhar a National Executive member of BJP said "We can forge an alliance with a party who is not divisive Unless they leave the demand for a separate state by carving out a portion of Tripura we cannot make any alliance with them" When contacted over the phone IPFT general secretary Mewar Kumar Jamatiya said "Someone informed us about the joining But I can tell you that those people do not belong to our party and even I do not know them" When asked about an alliance with BJP he said "We have identified our common enemy CPM which is in power for the last 25 years So we are trying to find a way of an alliance with BJP" he told PTI When informed that the BJP has ruled out the possibility of alliance unless you set aside your demand for a separate state he said "Somehow we would work out the ways for materialising an alliance with them because ousting CPM from power is more important than anything" Mangaluru:A Hindu activist who was hacked to death was cremated amid tight security on Thursday as simmering tension prevailed in the district over his killing Tension prevailed at Katipalla when the body of Deepak Rao was taken to his home by the police without allowing a funeral procession planned by his family and various right-wing groups Representational image Getty images The Dakshina Kannada district administration later allowed the procession to be taken out from his house to the cremation ground accepting the bereaved family’s demand Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil and city police commissioner TR Suresh succeeded in convincing the family and activists of various Hindu organisations not to insist on the state home minister’s presence before the body could be taken home Police maintained tight vigil during the funeral procession Senthil said the family would soon receive the Rs 10 lakh compensation announced by the government RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat alleged that the government has been adopting an "anti-Hindu policy" The 28-year-old Rao who was associated with the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was killed by a four-member gang on Wednesday They were arrested within hours after the attack Earlier right-wing activists and Rao’s parents did not allow the body to be brought out of the ambulance the police said Hindu organisations had decided to take the body from the hospital to his house at Katipalla in a procession but sensing trouble police had taken it to the residence The body was moved out of the mortuary’s rear door and when it reached the residence activists and family members objected to removing the body from the ambulance protesting what they said "the secret operation" conducted by police A bandh was observed in Surathkal and Katipalla areas in the district as a mark of protest Right-wing leaders and others staged a protest at Ganeshkatte in Surathkal where a large crowd gathered The protesters raised slogans against the police and the state government and demanded justice for Rao’s family They wanted the state home minister to personally visit the family Two incidents of violence were reported late Wednesday night from Kottara Chowki and Surathkal areas the police said A group of miscreants attacked a youth when he was proceeding from Katipalla towards Mangaluru to attend his cousin’s wedding He has been admitted to a hospital with head injuries At Kottara Chowki in the city a 47-year-old man was attacked by a group of persons late last night when he was returning home after shutting his shop His condition is said to be serious the police said Strongly condemning the "cold-blooded murder" BJP leaders R Ashok and Ashwathnarayana have demanded an NIA probe into it They alleged that the Congress government in the state had allowed "jihadi forces" to have a field day and to indulge in "wanton killings" of Hindu workers in pursuance of its "vote-bank politics" and minority appeasement With this killing the number of Hindutva workers who have fallen to the "murderous agenda of jihadi forces" has risen to 22 they said A series of killings of "Hindu activists" has often caused tension in the communally-sensitive Dakshina Kannada district in the coastal region The BJP has been accusing the Congress of adopting "a soft approach" towards "jihadi forces" a charge dismissed by the Siddaramaiah government which has accused the saffron party of trying to polarise the situation New Delhi | Published: March 20 2014 3:18 am Top News By- Kartik Kumar & Suyash Gabriel Despite a Delhi government order asking e-rickshaw dealers not to sell the vehicles before getting themselves registered the sale of these rickshaws still continues in the city Majority of the parts of these battery-operated rickshaws are reportedly being imported from China Most of the parts of e-rickshaws are imported from China and put together by local dealers in Delhi The batteries chargers and tyre-tubes used in the assembly of these vehicles are locally available while the body tyre controllers motors and engines are imported from China dealers said “We are not defaulting There is a ban on production but not on the sale of these e-rickshaws Hence we are not doing anything wrong by selling the product We only assemble the parts here” a cycle-rickshaw manufacturer turned e-rickshaw trader from West Delhi said Muhammad Feroz Alam a trader in West Delhi said “Many of us (e-rickshaw traders) used to manufacture cycle-rickshaws but when the government sanctioned the sale of e-rickshaws we all switched trade It soon became a profitable venture There are very few producers of cycle-rickshaws in Delhi now But after we switched trade the government is now attempting to clamp down on the production of e-rickshaws” Importing of parts is seen as a more viable option for many traders due to its cost effectiveness “If the entire production of e-rickshaw is done in India than the price of an e-rickshaw would be around Rs 85000-95000 At present these e-rickshaws are sold starting at Rs 55000 For example the controller of an e-rickshaw produced in India will cost around Rs 12000 while the Chinese are able to produce it for Rs 2000-3000” an engineer working at an electrical firm in Manesar said In addition manufacturers also highlight the constant evolution of technology and parts manufactured in China which are used in these vehicles as a reason to import rather than produce them domestically “Even if we manufacture here the parts we make will be obsolete within a few months as Chinese manufacturers are constantly innovating new techniques of production It makes more sense to import rather than to produce it here” an e-rickshaw manufacturer in Jahangirpuri said (The reporters are students of EXIMS) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPune | Published: March 18 2014 1:38 am The destroyed beehive boxes at Melghat Related News The recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms have not only destroyed wheat lentils jowar pulses and sunflower crops but also brought to a standstill honey production in the region Heavy velocity winds have robbed the palash flowers of their nectar bearing capacity while hailstorm has frozen the honeybees from gathering the pollen More than 800 tribal farmers from Melghat who rely on honeybees for crop pollination have been deprived of a sizeable income this season With the estimated loss figure pegged at nearly Rs 1 crore the tribals under the aegis of Pragati Melghat Development Society have written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan seeking financial assistance Viveksagar Khalokar from Dariyapur at Amravati district who has installed as many as 600 domestic beehive boxes at his sunflower farm has suffered a huge loss “From January to April last season we were able to generate as much as 25-30 tonnes of honey that was sold at Rs 100 per kg This season everything is washed out and I am staring at a Rs 10-lakh bank loan” he said Over the years several efforts have been made to train traditional bee hunters and discourage them from destroying the honeycombs Recently the government launched the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries under which 100 traditional industry clusters are taken up for development over five years “One was extraction of honey from wild bees” said M T Wakode director of the Pune-based Central Bee Research and Training Institute The Khadi Village Industries Commission and the Coir Board are the nodal agencies for the scheme Dhanraj Koche secretary of the Pragati Melghat Development Society told Newsline: “We have been able to train more than 800 rock bee honey collectors and curbed their migration for earning a livelihood Tribals venture out during the night to extract honey from rock bee nests A side portion of the colony comb is cut in such a way that three quarters of the honey stored here is extracted The removed portion in the comb fills up within a month and is ready for another harvest” Apis dorsata the giant bee or rock bee has been difficult for beekeepers to manage because it does not behave like enclosed hives It migrates during the season to follow the nectar flows and is quick to attack The unseasonal rains and hailstorms destroyed most of these bees Koche added The honey that the tribals extract is sold under the brand Hunting Honey and is sent on demand to Japan from where part of it is sent to other countries Nearly 10 quintals of Hunting Honey is processed and exported every year to Japan With limited production this year the producers are staring at a huge loss For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: May 3 2016 12:09 pm Suriya who is currently holidaying in the US will attend the premiere of his forthcoming Tamil-Telugu release “24” along with his wife Jyotika Related News Actor Suriya who is currently holidaying in the US will attend the premiere of his forthcoming Tamil-Telugu release “24” along with his wife Jyotika in Fremont California on Thursday In a statement the film’s US distributor CineGalaxy Inc confirmed that Suriya and Jyotika will attend the special premiere of the film Read More Suriya and Jyotika will attend the Telugu and Tamil premiere of “24” at CineGrand theatre while another Tamil special premiere at Cinemark Century Directed by Vikram Kumar the film also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu Nithya Menen Ajay and Girish Karnad among others In the film which is a time-travel thriller Suriya will be essaying triple roles Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 7 2016 5:09 pm Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda starrer Sarbjit’s new poster has been released on Twitter today The film which is based on the real events in Sarabjit Singh’s life has had fans waiting for its release in anticipation (Source: Photo shared on twitter by Sarbjit The Movie) Related News Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda starrer Sarbjit’s new poster has been released on Twitter today The film which is based on the real events in Sarabjit Singh’s life has had fans waiting for its release in anticipation Releasing the poster on Twitter it was written “Here’s the #SarbjitPoster – it speaks a thousand words of the untold story and a sister’s struggle for her brother” (Read:Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dresses up in traditional red suit for ‘Sarbjit’s Punjabi song) We see a close up image of Randeep who plays the protagonist with his glasses on His glasses seem to be broken from the centre which are fixed with a rope On the right side of the poster we see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who looks troubled She will play the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur Former Miss World has completely gone de-glam for her role in the film (Also read:Richa Chadha’s easy transition from Sukhpreet in ‘Sarbjit’ to Rosy in ‘Cabaret’) Here’s the #SarbjitPoster – it speaks a thousand words of the untold story and a sister’s struggle for her brother pictwittercom/omP8GC6SGN — Sarbjit Movie (@SarbjitMovie) April 6 2016 Sarbjit is based on a farmer who crosses the India-Pakistan border under the influence of liquor and is mistaken as an Indian spy He was kept in the jail for 23 years until he was killed by the inmates Directed by Omung Kumar who has also directed Mary Kom’s biopic ‘Sarbjit’ also features Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumaar in pivotal roles The film will release on May 19 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 13 2015 1:44 pm George Clooney spoke about how gender switch in his latest production “Our Brand Is Crisis” helped bring the movie out of development hell (Source: Reuters) Related News Superstar George Clooney thinks many male characters can be re-written for women if people “just start thinking” Clooney 54 spoke about how gender switch in his latest production “Our Brand Is Crisis” helped bring the movie out of development hell “Our Brand Is Crisis” led by Sandra Bullock centres on a character which was originally written for a man and loosely based on real-life political consultant James Carville The role was re-written after Bullock 51 reached out to her “Gravity” co-star and expressed her interest in playing the part reported Entertainment Tonight Share This Article Related Article The project had been in development hell for a long time but it quickly moved forward “the minute she called and said she wanted to play the role that had been written as a man” Clooney said at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival “Sandy finally came on board and we sort of switched things around She was exactly the right guy to make the film” “You’ll see this happening a lot where they talk about there aren’t a lot of great roles for women The truth of the matter is there are plenty of these films where you can stop and look and just change the gender and make a really interesting film So we need to start thinking that way” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Updated: November 20 2015 12:08 pm Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will reprise superstar Vijay’s role in the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster “Kaththi” (Source: Varinder Chawla) Related News Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will reprise superstar Vijay’s role in the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster “Kaththi” “Lyca Productions and AR Murugadoss will jointly produce the remake which will be directed by debutant Jagan” a source close to Murugadoss told IANS “Kaththi” which featured Vijay in dual role was directed by Murugadoss and produced by Lyca The film’s shooting will start from April 2016 Share This Article Related Article This will be the second time Akshay will star in the remake of Vijay’s film He previously worked in the “Thuppaki” remake which was named “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHaving played junior competitive sports I have always been intrigued by what drives success and how some of the greatest world beaters dealt with failure In the current Indian context "Failure" is a dreaded concept; to fail is shameful and painful This attitude makes its way in the mindsets of young sportspersons However occurrence of “failure” in sport as well as in life is fairly common How one approaches success and failure has a huge influence on how you feel your confidence and your motivation Mahatma Gandhi Getty Images On Gandhi Jayanthi it seems like a good idea to to examine the life of Mahatma Gandhi to see if it has any examples that can help us deal more calmly with failure Like all of us Gandhi was also plagued by his insecurities and failures Most people talk speak about Gandhi’s hits but very few talk about his misses It is these misses I want to talk about While the lessons can be applied to many contexts I will focus on their direct application to the world of sports Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born on October 2 1869 in Porbander India had a mediocre beginning – nothing extraordinary to suggest the immortality he would achieve in the future His childhood and youth were marked by insecurities including a suicide attempt He had limited professional success as a lawyer in India Looking at his life one realizes the truism in Alexander Coward’s statement “Sometimes [early] failures and adversity are better preparations for long term success than effortless progress” There are three key events from Gandhi’s life that I would like to talk about Gandhi was unable to resist peer pressure: During his childhood Gandhi experimented with smoking with his older brother They used to collect the stubs after their uncle had extinguished his cigarette remove the tobacco from them and then roll cigarettes for themselves He also experimented with meat-eating A friend convinced Gandhi that the only reason the English were so tall and powerful and able to rule over India was because they ate meat As Gandhi’s family was strictly vegetarian meat-eating became a clandestine affair which entailed lies deception and even stealing Gandhi started stealing to pay for the meat and he made excuses for not eating at home-which meant lying and deception Gandhi soon realized his mistakes and consumed by self guilt he confessed to his father That parallel I draw is with the great number of athletes who admit to the use of performance-enhancing drugs due to peer pressure This pressure can be exercised directly by friends teammates and coaches Peer pressure can also come in indirect ways When athletes are criticized by peers they might feel like their only hope for improvement is doping Being tempted is human but Gandhi had the courage to realise his mistake and come clean despite any potential consequences If athletes were stand up and voluntarily come clean on doping it would send a powerful message to the next generation Gandhi failed as lawyer Gandhi trained and qualified as a Barrister at the insistence of his parents the law practice he set up in Bombay on his return from England failed At 24 Gandhi moved to South Africa and realized that he was more interested in using his knowledge of the law for social activism on behalf of South Africa’s disadvantaged Indian minorities That is how he came to his true calling – the unification of all Indians of all religions and all castes and their eventual liberation from foreign domination It wasn’t law that was the problem it was how Gandhi used it Passion is the key Another great example is Sachin Tendulkar who early in his career wanted to become a fast bowler However Dennis Lillee the great Australia fast bowler who was the director of the MRF pace academy at the time advised the young Tendulkar to focus on his batting The rest as the cliche goes is history Gandhi’s failed self help experiment at Shantiniketan Gandhi was on a four-day visit to Shantiniketan (Feb 1915) During this visit he conducted a self-help experiment with all the students and teachers He suggested to the teachers that if they and the boys dispensed with the services of paid cooks and cooked their food themselves it would enable the teachers to control the kitchen from the point of view of the boys’ physical and moral health Also it would give lessons on self-help to the students Gandhi’s experiment essentially turned the place upside down As soon as Gandhi left the experiment was discontinued The impact of the experiment was short-lived This incident highlights how every organization has a unique culture Any act to bring about a sustainable change needs to be sensitive to the existing culture When you join a new team it is important to spend the first few days understanding the team culture While getting a foreign coach it is essential that culture-unfriendly intervention is avoided Greg Chappell an Australian was appointed as coach of Indian team (2005-07) Chappell who had an excellent record as Australian captain and was known to be a tough coach was ideal for this job However Chappell’s failure to understand Indian culture caused his downfall These examples while not exhaustive show that failure is extremely powerful as it enhances realism creativity and resilience These qualities grow out of an exposure to and not avoidance of failure One can think of failure as being a learning experience where one learns or is forced to learn how to reinterpret harsh life experiences Gandhi the man learned from his failures and transformed himself into the Mahatma Failure is your friend Embrace it ? migrated to distant corners of the world. which is over ten times the number of direct deaths attributed to the intense heat. 59, described the dope scandal that? 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