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  • India’s deep but forgotten roots in South-east Asia

    first_imgThere were other deities like Ganesha in Thailand, which were clearly of Hindu origin. Of course, Buddhism was itself an artificially separated religion; its concepts flew seamlessly from the earlier streams of thought enshrined in the Vedas.But the biggest Indic influence I saw was in the diffusion of Sanskrit into the languages of the region. Bahasa, bumiputera, samudra, rasa, jaya and raja were just a few of many Malay words that were rooted in Sanskrit.And yet , to my surprise, the museums I visited in Malaysia were more focused on European colonial powers, which became significant only during the last 400 years.Read it at Straits Times Related Itemslast_img read more

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  • US tariff threat stuns Indian shrimp farmers

    first_imgThe Indian shrimp farming industry has been thrown into a spin following the news that it is facing a near threefold increase in tariffs on shrimp imports into the United States.The move by the US Department of Commerce is being seen as an anti-dumping measure and the proposal is to raise duties from the current level of 0.84 per cent to 2.34 per cent.The news hit the share prices of Indian fish farming and shrimp feed companies yesterday, with falls of up to six per cent. Read it at Fish Update Related Itemslast_img read more

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  • June to Heighten Job Worries for H-1B Spouses

    first_imgThe Trump administration has reiterated its intention to undo the existing policy enabling spouses of H-1B workers to obtain work permits in its recent “spring regulatory agenda”. Over a lakh Indian spouses hold the permit, referred to as employment authorisation documents (EADs).Read it at Times of India Related Itemslast_img

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  • Some Facts And Frictions About Indians in US And Their Hunt For Visa

    first_imgExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said earlier this week that India was in talks with the US to reconsider a move to scrap work permits to spouses of H1B visas holders in the US. The American immigration policies are a concern for many Indians who live and work on visas like H-1B, F1, H4 and L1. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

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  • Eat, Drink And Be Svelte

    first_imgAnother new year has dawned but we are certainly carrying something from the old year with us into 2005 – those pounds we had sworn to lose in 2004! Yes, you can lose your keys, your money, your eyeglasses, but excess weight stays stubbornly right with you! Now help is on the way with Anjum Anand’s cooking secrets – Indian Every Day: Light, Healthy Indian Food. Light, healthy Indian food may sound almost like an oxymoron – after all, we are used to eating restaurant food drowning in butter and cream. Anand, who is based in London, gives you all the traditional dishes, but recreates them in lighter versions. She too had an addiction for rich Indian food and battled with weight gain throughout her growing years.You see her on the cover of her book – young, sleek and as fresh as the cilantro she is chopping – and you’d think, she couldn’t ever have had a weight problem. But Anand says she has lost over 75 pounds of “puppy fat” without going on crazy diets.She says in the book, “This millennium is about healthy eating. No more starvation diets, no more elimination diets, no more raw food, no more color co-coordinated diets, no more, no more, just say no! This millennium is about feeling good about yourself.” Anand, who had grown up on rich Indian food, found that the pounds could really creep up on you. She recalls, “After ultimately failing in all my dieting endeavors, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I read every diet and fitness magazine I could get my hands on. I was determined to understand what the experts recommended for permanent weight loss.”The answer, she discovered, was two-fold. Firstly, it was imperative to follow a varied diet with wholesome ingredients and limited oil. The second part of the answer was even more important and almost involved a change in behavior: “I realized this was the beginning of the rest of my life. I would have to adopt this new eating plan for the rest of my life. It made sense really as most people revert to their old eating habits and undo all the good work they have done.”She followed this mantra of healthy eating and slowly, but surely, lost the weight. She says: “I advise anyone embarking on a diet, to ask themselves if they could actually follow the diet they want to follow for a long, long time. Many fad diets aren’t sustainable. I know it is boring, but in my experience a sensible diet will give you the lasting results you are looking for.”Anand worked at the trend-setting Café Spice in New York and for Tommy Tang at the Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles. She has also appeared on the Food Channel’s “Good Food Live Show” and knows a thing or two about giving traditional food a fresh new look with contemporary, healthy touches. In her hands, Indian food is simpler and fresher, with jewel like garnishes and spices that provide the taste, rather than relying on oil.As she points out, Indian food is, in fact, very healthy. A typical Indian meal is really well balanced and would consist of a lentil (protein and minerals) curry, a non-vegetarian (protein) curry, a vegetable dish and a complex carbohydrate (wholemeal flat-bread or rice). Add to this a bowl of yoghurt (minerals) and you have all the food groups represented with a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals.“Also, the basic ingredients used in Indian cooking are inherently healthy,” she says. “Foods that the scientists call super-foods with healing properties such as ginger, garlic, chilies, tomatoes and the different spices. For example turmeric is an antiseptic. I think the whole world should eat this way.”So how does one go about transforming traditional rich cooking into light, guilt-free food that you can eat every day? After all, we all want our Murgh Malai Tikka, our kulfis and kheers!“The only thing you would need to do to make your Indian meals healthy is to reduce the amount of oil you use in your favorite recipes and buy non-stick pans,” she says. ” We all have such busy and full lives that few of us eat the accepted three meals a day at a table. More often than not we are grabbing something on the run or have little time to cook for ourselves.”To help organize busy lives, she offers an assortment of recipes in the book for both everyday cooking and party dishes and the bonus is that all of them are calorie conscious and can be whipped up in a short time. She says she’s included recipes for every situation from “from creating a lavish and impressive Indian feast for friends and family to throwing leftovers into a pan and creating a healthy meal in minutes for yourself.”While most of her dishes stem from traditional northern Indian cooking, she has added regional fare as well as dishes that came about as a result of her own experimentation.As she likes to say, “The recipes are a modern take on authentic home-style Indian recipes. I employ healthy cooking techniques, with modern and convenient ingredients to create a variety of dishes, both spicy and mild.”Indian Every Day has some innovative recipes and the photography is luscious enough to eat! The book is about sensible eating for the long haul, and none of the dishes give calorie components. So there is not an obsession with calories, but home cooking is tweaked to make it healthy and low in calories by selecting lean and low-fat alternatives.Thus you can indulge in Goan Prawn Curry, Methi Ke Naan or Murgh Makhani, or even eat desserts like Gajjar Ka Halva or Shahi Tukra. If you are addicted to Meetha Poora, crispy sweet griddle cakes, which are deep fried breads traditionally, Anand’s version which is pan-fried rather than deep-fried, allows you to indulge.She also has wonderful, earthy vegetarian dishes which give a tweak to traditional dishes: the Ghiya Ka Kofta Curry (Veggie Dumpling Curry) once again allows you to enjoy koftas without frying them. Masale Wali Arbi (Spiced Colocasia) ends up looking like a gourmet dish.Besides the recipes, Anand also has several tips for the time-deprived and novices, such as how to transform leftovers, the correct way for freezing small items like samosas or what the shelf life of various cooked foods should be. Ever wondered how long the paneer or the kulfi should sit in the freezer? The answer is in the book.Anand, who loves to travel, brings back international recipes from visits to Greece or Turkey and incorporates them into her repertoire. Thus you have Meethi Dahi Ki Malai (Sweetened Yogurt Cream). It does not contain any rich malai and is actually made out of Greek yogurt.The book has been very popular in the U.K. and Anand was delighted to find that it had become a best seller in her favorite bookstore. She says: “The British love Indian food. It is the most popular cuisine in the country with, ostensibly, more Indian restaurants in London than both Delhi and Bombay combined!”Very often, Indian food, notorious for grease, fried ingredients, sugar and cream, gets no respect from dieters. But done right, it can be the dieter’s best friend. Says Anand: “Indian food, often the culprit for my falling of the healthy eating wagon, was my saving grace and it still keeps me firmly on track.”                                                                           YOU DON’T NEED FAT TO BE THIN   Shahi Paneer 2 tbs vegetable oil1 medium onion, thinly sliced1/2 tsp each turmeric, coriander and red chilip powders1/2 tsp garam masala2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges250 ml (9 fl oz) hot water2 fat garlic cloves, grated3 green chillies, wholesalt to taste1 tbs tomato puree200 ml (7 fl oz) skimmed milk101/2 low-fat paneer cut into 1 inch cubes fresh coriander, chopped, to garnishHeat the oil in a medium non-stick sauté pan. Add the onion and soften for about 3-4 minutes over a moderate heat without coloring. Add the spices and stir for 30 seconds.Add the tomatoes and reduce for 5 minutes. Add 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) of the water and reduce again over a moderate heat.Add the garlic, chillies, salt and tomato puree, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the remaining water, bring to the boil and then simmer for `0 minutes. The tomatoes should have completely broken down by now.Reduce all the excess liquid in the pan. Add the milk and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the paneer and stir to coat in the sauce. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander.  Gajar Ka Halva1 liter (11/2 pints) semi-skimmed milk1 lb 51/2 oz carrots, peeled and coarsely grated1 tbs rasins6 tbs caster or granulated sugar or to taste1 tbs raw cashews nuts, dry-roasted and halved11/2 oz unsalted butter (optional)Put the milk in a heavy-based saucepan (non-stick if omitting butter), bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Add the carrots and raisins and cook over a low heat until the milk has dried off, about 50-60 minutes. Stir and scrape the pan (with a wooden spoon if using a non-stick pan) often to prevent the milk from sticking to the bottom and burning.Stir in the sugar and cashew nuts, mix thoroughly and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and there is no liquid left in the pan, Serve at this point if wished.Alternatively, add the butter to the pan and cook over a high heat until the carrots have caramelized and darkened. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan until the mixture comes together, about 15 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.   Aachari Jhinga 3 tbs mustard or vegetable oil2 small onions, chopped11/2 each garlic and ginger pastes2-3 green chillies, left whole, or halved lenghtways and seeded11/2 tsp each brown mustard, nigella (onion), fennel, cumin and fenugreek seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powder11/2 rounded tbs coriander powdersalt to taste4 medium tomatoes, pureed1 lb 9 oz medium to large raw prawns, washed, shelled, with the tails intact, and de-veined100 ml (31/2 fl oz) hot water2 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper1 tbs lemon juice or to tastea handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves and stalksHeat the oil in a non-stick saucepan and gently fry the onions until golden and shrivelled, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger pastes and the chillies, and cook for 40 seconds before adding the seeds, turmeric, coriander powder and salt. StirAdd the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, adding splashes of hot water whenever necessary. Reduce before continuing.Add the prawns and the water, Bring to the boil, then lower the heat, cover and simmer until the prawns are nearly cooked, about 3-5 minutes. Uncover and stir over a high heat while reducing the sauce the consistency of thick gravy. Add a splash of hot water from the kettle if necessary. There should be enough gravy to mop up with your roti.Stir in the remaining spices, lemon juice and fresh coriander. Serve hot.  From Indian Everyday by Anjum Anand   Related Itemslast_img

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  • Maharashtra increases aid to kin of martyred jawans

    first_imgThe State government on Tuesday increased financial aid to families of jawans martyred in war or war-like situations or conflict related to national security from ₹25 lakh to ₹1 crore. Personnel wounded in conflict will get monetary compensation ranging from ₹20 lakh to ₹ 60 lakh each, depending on the severity of their injury. A decision to this effect was taken at the Cabinet meeting here on Tuesday.As per a government resolution dated March 27, 2018, the family of martyred jawans were given ₹25 lakh as one time aid. Also, those with 1% to25% injuries were granted ₹5 lakh, 26% to 50% injuries ₹8.50 lakh and 51% to 100% injuries ₹15 lakh. This amount has now increased to ₹20 lakh, ₹34 lakh and ₹60 lakh respectively. The rule will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2019.last_img read more

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  • Ranchi court modifies ‘donate Koran’ order

    first_imgA court here on Wednesday modified its order asking a college girl, arrested for an offensive Facebook post, to donate copies of the Koran as a pre-condition for bail.The court changing its order allowed her regular bail by furnishing bail bond of ₹7,000 and two sureties of like amount each.Judicial Magistrate Manish Kumar Singh modifying his Tuesday’s order, said the court has granted a petition filed by the investigating officer cum-officer-in- charge of Pithoria police station praying for doing away with the condition of donating copies of the Quran because of the difficulties in its implementation.Condition retainedThe court retained its condition that one of the bailers should be a local resident of Ranchi district and another must be a relative of the of petitioner. Lawyers of the civil court on Wednesday boycotted the court in protest against the order asking the girl to distribute copies of the holy book.last_img read more

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  • Statue of mob violence victim installed in U.P.’s Bulandshahr

    first_imgA statue has been installed to honour Sumit Dalal, the young resident of Syana in Bulandshahr, who lost his life in the mob violence at Chirangvathi police station following rumours of cow slaughter in the neighbouring Mahav village in December last year. Subodh Kumar Singh, an inspector of the Uttar Pradesh police, had also lost his life in the incident.With Gau Rakshak Vir Shaheed Sumit inscribed on the arch of the temple-like structure, the family of Sumit installed his statue within their residential premises in Chirangvathi village on Sunday.His father Amarjeet Singh threatened to leave Hinduism if his demand for a CBI inquiry in the case was not met. “I would convert and commit suicide on December 3 if the U.P. government does not concede to our demands,” he said.Mr Amarjeet said that police was holding his son responsible for the killing of Singh when the fact was that his son died before the mob killed the police inspector. In a video that went viral on Monday, he could be heard saying that he was being punished by the Hindus.Violence accusedLike Singh, Dalal also died of a gunshot wound on December 3. Though CM Yogi Aditynath awarded a compensation of ₹10 lakh to his family, the 20-year-old remained accused number 16 in the FIR registered by the police after the violence. According to police sources, his post-mortem report confirmed that he was hit by a bullet fired from a 0.32 caliber weapon, the same bore which killed the inspector.last_img read more

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  • WATCH: Bodybuilder breaks neck after failed backflip attempt

    first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games According to the New York Post, the South-Africa native tried to perform a back flip but failed to rotate enough mid-jump and landed on his head, breaking his neck in the process.The harrowing accident was caught on film, showing the muscle-clad athlete hyping the crowd and encouraging spectators to cheer him on.Instead of loud cheers, the arena fell into utter silence after Thabete failed and lay motionless on the canvas.Several officials came to his aid and rushed him to the hospital, where he passed away due to head trauma.Adding insult to injury, Thabete’s clip went viral and was mocked online, before the severity of his injury was announced to the public.ADVERTISEMENT — Renzo_Gracie_BJJ (@RenzoGracieBJJ) August 9, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAthletes from different sports are known to play to the crowd from time to time, but one bodybuilder paid the ultimate price after trying to show off for the audience.Sifiso Lungelo Thabete passed away after suffering injuries from a botched backflip attempt during a body building tourney. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Editor’s Note: This video contains graphic content. View at your own risk.A little reminder… Your Brain has no muscles to protect it.. Keep your head safe all the time. Avoid getting hit on your thinking machine pic.twitter.com/LT1BKXILMrADVERTISEMENT Mega Builders force rubber match for PVL men’s crown K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The South African bodybuilding magazine Muscle Evolution, meanwhile, extended its sympathies for the family of the deceased and said the bodybuilding community was “shocked and saddened” by his unfortunate passing.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:WATCH: Enraged body builder slaps judge after losing contest View commentslast_img read more

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  • Gin Kings crush Fuel Masters for fifth consecutive win

    first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES “We’re a little frustrated at halftime. We were playing a little sloppy and weren’t as efficient as we wanted to be,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, whose squad chalked up its fifth straight victory and tied idle Meralco in first place at 5-1.“And what has been our MO this conference, we broke away in the third quarter. We were able to get some stops and get the lead. That was pretty much our story.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJustin Brownlee and Joe Devance combined for half of the Kings’ output in the pivotal third period as they nearly matched the production of the entire Fuel Masters.Brownlee was everywhere, finishing with 24 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks while Devance scored nine of his 14 points in the third quarter. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion Barangay Ginebra steamrolled skidding Phoenix, 105-92, to regain a share of the top spot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The surging Gin Kings turned a close duel into a blowout in the third quarter, where outscored the Fuel Masters, 32-18.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next ‘It’s so fake’: Track legend Lydia de Vega dispels death hoax The third quarter was the turning point but one of the major keys that allowed the Kings to dominate was their size with Brownlee, Devance, Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter.Aguilar had 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks while Slaughter added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the two also made it hard for Phoenix’s stand-in import Brandon Brown to operate.Flaunting its huge frontline featuring the 7-foot Slaughter, Aguilar and Brownlee, Ginebra controlled the rebounding department, 76-47.Brown, who was coming off a 49-point explosion on an efficient 18-of-27 shooting from the field, was held to just 26 points on an 8-of-23 clip with seven turnovers.Phoenix, which absorbed its first loss to Ginebra this season, dropped its seventh setback in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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  • Racela on FEU loss to DLSU: ‘We’re far from Final Four contention’

    first_imgFEU coach Nash Racela. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may have been a failed comeback for Far Eastern University, but Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela still saw positives out of their 95-90 loss to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.FEU faced a 37-14 deficit in the second quarter but the Tamaraws managed to make things interesting down the stretch, pulling to within five, 90-85, with a minute left.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “This shows where we are right now, we’re far from Final Four contention. We lost a game against the defending champions who played without their MVP,” he added, referring to Ben Mbala, who is representing his country Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket in Tunisia. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Of course, as a coach you’ll always look at the positive, the second half was the positive thing for us,” said Racela Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “And if we played that way from the start, the result could’ve been better for us.”FEU outscored La Salle, 36-22, in the fourth quarter but fortunately for the Green Archers, they built a lead big enough to withstand the Tamaraws’ late charge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRacela, despite remaining optimistic after their opening game loss, owned up to his team’s defeat.“Maybe I didn’t prepare them well enough, this is on me,” said Racela. View commentslast_img read more

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  • San Sebastian moves up the stepladder, sets date vs San Beda

    first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian went on a killer third quarter blaze and drubbed Jose Rizal University, 85-73, to continue moving forward in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament stepladder semifinals Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Engaged in a tight 43-41 affair with 7:16 remaining in the third quarter, the Golden Stags suddenly couldn’t miss from the field as they staged a decisive 28-4 run for a 71-45 lead at the end of the period to diffuse the Heavy Bombers.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Jed Mendoza fired 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter with the game already out of reach for JRU, as well as garnering five assists and three rebounds.Tey Teodoro had 12 markers, five dimes, and two assists, while MJ dela Virgen and Ervin Grospe both got 11 in the losing effort.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 85 – Ilagan 21, Calisaan 13, Bulanadi 13, David 10, Calma 9, Gayosa 7, Costelo 5, Navarro 3, Baetiong 2, Mercado 2, Capobres 0, Valdez 0.JRU 73 – Mendoza 20, Teodoro 12, Dela Virgen 11, Grospe 11, Poutouochi 8, Abdul Razak 6, Sawat 3, Lasquety 2, Bordon 0.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Quarters: 12-15, 41-34, 71-45, 85-73. View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “The energy and effort of the guys were really great today, and that was our gameplan because we know that we’re the smaller team. We used our agility, effort, and hustle and that’s what happened in the third quarter. It was all heart and hard work,” said coach Egay Macaraya.RK Ilagan was on fire once again, going 5-of-7 from downtown to lead his side with 21 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while Michael Calisaan poured nine of his 13 markers in that killer third frame, on top of his eight boards and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAllyn Bulanadi also added 13 points and six rebounds, while Jason David had 10 markers, seven boards, and three assists in the win.San Sebastian now proceeds to the last stage of the stepladder semis, where it takes on two-seed San Beda in a knockout affair on November 7 for the right to face unbeaten Lyceum in the best-of-three Finals.last_img read more

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  • Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies

    first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Andrew Harrison (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Paul is back, and the Houston Rockets are rolling.James Harden scored 29 points, Clint Capela had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Saturday night for their eighth win in nine games.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s no consistency,” said Gasol, who had 15 points. “It’s going to be really hard to win consistently. You might win games every now and then, you might even stay at .500, but that’s not enough. That’s not what we built here for 10 years. That’s not it. That’s not what we stood for.”Chandler Parsons led Memphis with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and JaMychal Green also scored 15.Houston (13-4) was in control the entire game. Memphis led only once, by one point in the first quarter.The Rockets used their normal 3-point shooting prowess to build an 18-point lead in the first half. Houston went 11 of 24 from long range in the half.Memphis pulled within two late in the second quarter, but Houston led 59-50 at the break. The Rockets continued to pull away after halftime, limiting the Grizzlies to just 33 points in the last two quarters.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Paul added 17 points and six assists in his second game since returning from a left knee injury. Paul and Harden combined for 10-of-19 shooting from beyond the arc, and the Rockets were 18 for 43 from 3-point range overall.“We’ve got everybody healthy now,” Harden said. “We’re more versatile and more active.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMemphis played without point guard Mike Conley, who missed his second game with left Achilles tenderness. Brandan Wright left in the second quarter with a right groin injury.The Grizzlies have dropped four in a row, and Marc Gasol called their play “embarrassing and sad.” Curry scores 35, Warriors come back to beat 76ers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “We all know that the only way we’re going to go far in the playoffs is defensively,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’ve got to be a bear. Tonight, we were.”TIP-INSRockets: Eric Gordon converted a four-point play late in the first half. … Houston has won five straight on the road. … Houston is 11-1 when leading after the third quarter. … Capela recorded his 11th double-double of the season. … Houston made its first 11 free throws before Nene missed one in the third quarter. .Memphis’ 83 points were a season-low for a Rockets opponent.Grizzlies: It was Parsons’ first start of the season. … Memphis (7-8) fell below .500 for the first time this season. The Grizzlies started the season 5-1.SEE YOU NEXT YEARThe Rockets and Grizzlies split their four-game season series. They have split the season series the last five years.FRUSTRATIONGasol spent a good amount of time after the game explaining his feelings about the Grizzlies’ play. He said it took him 20 minutes to gather his thoughts before addressing the media.“The only thing I can say is (I) apologize because that’s not what our fans are used to seeing,” he said. “We’ve got to figure it out, and the only way I know to do that is working.”UP NEXT Rockets: Host Denver on Wednesday.Grizzlies: Host Portland on Monday night. View commentslast_img read more

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  • Spieth falls further from the lead at the Australian Open

    first_imgAt least he birdied the ninth — his last hole Friday. Finishing on even-par would have left him just one stroke away from the projected cut, which could have changed based on afternoon scoring.“That was only my second one-putt of the day,” Spieth said. “The other was for par.” First-round leader Cameron Davis, who led by two strokes after a 63, had an afternoon start, as did Jason Day, who trailed Davis by three shots.Spieth, who hasn’t played since the Presidents Cup in late September, has won the Australian Open two out of the last three years and finished second the other time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt least his morning start Saturday means he will avoid the windy conditions that the leading groups will have to contend with at The Australian in the afternoon.And that left him optimistic of a comeback. In 2014, he shot a then course-record 63 at The Australian Golf Club to win his first Australian title by six shots. Iniong eyes ONE world title shot Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice “I feel like you can make up more ground and come from behind here over I think any tournament I’ve played this entire year,” Spieth said. “The golf course will start to bake out and you get really calm conditions in the morning that leave the windier conditions for the afternoon, so I’ll have a pretty gettable golf course. If I can post something like 5, 6-under, then I’m very much in this tournament.”Spieth said the seven-week layoff was the longest he’s had since his college days and that he felt rusty and nervous at times during his first round which featured five bogeys in windy conditions.The wind began to pick up late in Spieth’s round Friday, as did his frustration level at times. On the par-4 sixth — his 15th of the day — his drive traveled well over 300 meters, so far that it reached a spectator crossing area that officials obviously felt was far enough from the tee.Spieth took a drop from it, but his approach to the green failed to spin back, leaving him a putt of at least 20 feet. He missed his birdie attempt.“It’s just been the short game rust that’s kind of hurt me a bit the last couple of days that prevents me from being 5 or so under,” Spieth said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Jordan Spieth of the U.S. hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Australian Open Golf tournament in Sydney. APSYDNEY — Defending champion Jordan Spieth failed to take advantage of ideal scoring conditions at the Australian Open on Friday, shooting an even-par 71 to fall further behind the leaders.After an opening 70, he was at 1-under 141 and eight strokes behind clubhouse leader Lucas Herbert, who shot 66 on Friday and was at 9-under 133. Spieth trailed by seven strokes after the opening round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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  • Gambhir to lead Board Prez’s XI against Australia

    first_imgA fit-again Gautam Gambhir will lead a 14-member Indian Board President’s XI against the touring Australian team in a three-day practice match from September 25 in Chandigarh.The BCCI’s selection panel met here at the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association headquarters at M A Chidambaram Stadium today and selected the team for the match which precedes the two-match Test series starting October 2 in Mohali, Board Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.Gambhir, who was nursing a knee injury, is the only senior player in the team which comprises mostly of youngsters.The batting line-up features promising names such as Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha along with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.The pace attack would be spearheaded by S Sreesanth with R Ashwin and Abhimanyu Mithun for company.The slower bowling department would be led by Piyush Chawla.Australia will also play a three-match ODI series after the Tests, starting October 19 in Kochi.The Board President’s XI squad: Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Shikar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Abhimanyu Mithun, S Sreesanth, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Ravindra Jadeja.last_img read more

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  • Joshna-Ghosal bow out of mixed doubles event at CWG

    first_imgIt was curtains for India in the team squash events of the Commonwealth Games after fourth seeded pair of national champions Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa went down fighting to the Malaysians duo of Nicol David and Beng Hee Ong in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles category here today.The Indian pair gave a glimpse of their fighting abilities before going down against the third seed Malaysian pair 5-11 11-7 7-11 in almost an hour contest at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.The capacity crowd present at the all-glass court arena cheered relentlessly for the Indian pair but that did not prove sufficient to raise the confidence of Ghosal and Chinappa.The pair had claimed a place in the last eight of the Mixed event after a final qualifying round win over Scottish pair Frania Gillen-Buchert and Alan Clyne and a bye in the prequarters yesterday.David, women’s singles Commonwealth gold medallist, and Beng Hee had suffered the surprise early pool defeat against English pair of Sarah Kippax and Adrian Grant before bouncing back in the contest to reach the last eight stage.”Both of us played well today but that was not enough to secure a win. Team events are altogether a different ball game. There were few things where we could have done better but we fell short of expectations today,” said a disappointed Ghosal.”There were some talks that Joshna did not play well today and committed few errors but she was not at all weak with her game. It’s not that if I had played with Dipika (Ghosal’s original partner in the mixed doubles), results would have been different. One need to understand Joshna’s strength are different from that of Dipika.advertisement”I don’t want to use Dipika’s excuse for losing the game.We played well but it was not our day,” added the 24-year-old from Kolkata.Malaysia’s David said, “It’s always tough to play against these guys. They are good and I had to pick my game up at several junctures. As part of the strategy, the Indians were attacking me and we were attacking Joshna.”Joshna made few errors and we got few lucky points.Ghosal was great with his speed and angular shots. Overall it was a tough game,” admitted David.In the first game, the Malaysian pair was severly tested by the Indian duo, bidding to win country’s first squash medal.Ghosal, who was classy in his approach and execution of shots and dead drops for winners, never let his opponents make the contest one-sided.At one stage, the game was locked 4-4 but few error of judgements and the Malaysians raced away to a 10-5 lead and settled the issue on 11-5 points.At the break, national coach Cyrus Poncha was seen discussing some shots selection with Ghosal and Chinappa, to remedy specific weaknesses and validate their ideas.That brief interaction worked as the Indian pair showcased certain patterns of shots and made excellent use of both forehand and backhand sides before taking the second game on 11-7 points in 21 minutes.The third game saw some excellent volleys and good groundstrokes from both the sides but the fourth seed pair failed to rise on the occassion and went down fighting in a keenly-played decider.After the match, the crowd gave a standing ovation to the pair for their never-ending effort and dedication.Yesterday, the Indian challenge had come to an end in the men’s and women’s doubles events with the pre-quarterfinal exit of the players.In the men’s doubles event, the eighth seed pair of Gaurav Nandrajog and Siddharth Suchde went down fighting to sixth seed Malaysian pair of Mohd Azlan Iskandar and Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan 9-11 7-11 in 56 minutes while the 11th seed pair of Sandeep Jangra and Harinder Pal Sandhu was no match to fifth seed Scottish pair of Alan Clyne and Harry Leitch and lost 5-11 5-11 in 32 minutes.In the women’s doubles, the unseeded pair of Anaka Alnkamony and Surbhi Misra was made to run from one corner to another by third seed pair of Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro before losing 6-11 1-11 in 18 minutes.Meanwhile, the day also witnessed other top seed pairs progressing to the next round.England’s women’s doubles pair of Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro advanced to the final of the event with a 2-1 victory over Australia’sKasey Brown and Donna Urquhart.The pair won 6-11 11-5 11-4 in 54 minutes.”As soon as we won I went a bit goose-pimpley. It’s our first tournament together but we felt quietly confident. We have been saying the whole time that anyone in the England team can play together. We have got such a good understanding,” Duncalf said.advertisementNew Zealand’s mixed doubles pair of Martin Knight and Joelle King also secured a place in the semifinals with a fluent 2-0 victory over their team-mates in the quarterfinals of the event.They defeated Campbell Grayson and Jaclyn Hawkes 11-6 11-9 in 50 minutes.last_img read more

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  • Book review: O.V. Vijayan’s ‘A Cartoonist Remembers’

    first_imgA Cartoonist Remembers By O.V. Vijayan Rupa I do not like O.V. Vijayan. Yes, I know I published a lot of his work in The Illustrated Weekly when I was editing it. That is because I found them very topical, very relevant in those days. But today, I no longer,A Cartoonist Remembers By O.V. Vijayan Rupa I do not like O.V. Vijayan. Yes, I know I published a lot of his work in The Illustrated Weekly when I was editing it. That is because I found them very topical, very relevant in those days. But today, I no longer think so.For he makes me think too much. And, like the rest of India, I am coming to believe that thought is not entirely a good idea.To begin with, cartoons are supposed to be funny. They are meant to make you laugh or smile. Vijayan’s work does neither. In fact, what is worse, they always leave me disturbed. Not just disturbed with the world outside, but also disturbed within myself. I feel angry, shortchanged. I guess that is why no newspaper will ever ask Vijayan to do the front-page cartoon again.They will have no readers left. After all, cartoons are part of the morning ritual. You wake up, brush your teeth, drink a hot cup of chai, sit on the potty and laugh with R.K. Laxman. At least that is what I did for years-till Laxman stopped making me laugh.But to be disturbed in the morning? To be provoked by thought, anger, despair and disappointment, the deep anguish and sadness of spirit that Vijayan brings? No, that is not what newspapers are for, remember? Why do you think all the bad news is getting pushed inside and the front page hijacked by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Shah Rukh Khan? Because no one wants to wake up to bad news.The local bad news appears on the city page. The global bad news on the world page. Sports scams on the sports page. Corporate frauds on the business page. The front page stays clean. No wonder, cartoonists like Vijayan and Rajinder Puri have vanished!advertisementVijayan’s problem is that he chose to be a cartoonist. You expect him to raise a laugh. Instead, he always caries the cross of pain, anger, disappointment on his frail shoulders.He raises concerns. He cuts through the cant and hypocrisy, the deceit and dishonesty of our time. He sees through the lies, the chicanery. In fact, it was Vijayan who brought to an end the age of genial cartooning and made savagery his baseline.But he is no Eminem either. He is a balladeer of the spirit. Like Joan Baez who woke you to your conscience, he makes you look at the mirror and ask yourself who you are, what you stand for. Yes, his lines are cruel. He challenges you to think, to react and if you do not, he ridicules your helplessness and makes you even more angry.In an age where the dividing line between news and entertainment has now entirely vanished, where truth and fiction live together as man and wife, where the fantasies of war and national pride have long overtaken the simple issues of food and shelter, free speech and human rights, the cartoonist as a social commentator is as irrelevant as the circus clown.That is why the bitter sarcasm, the vicious body language of his art, the intemperance, the brazen honesty that Vijayan stands for makes him totally anachronistic.So it is just as well that he does not draw any more. That he stays, as this book declares, in a secluded, peaceful part of Kerala. For it is no longer safe for thoughtful men with a conscience to live out here.The India we once knew has been taken over by politicians, movie stars, scamsters and the brain-dead children of the fashion industry. The dialect of protest has long been forgotten. Instead, all you have around you is the ennui of the half living and a media that ; has chosen to deliberately dumb down.last_img read more

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