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It happens to every team: Sehwag

Our leading batsmen failed miserably in test series to OZ.Facing intense criticism for failing to put up even a semblance of fight in the 0-4 Test series loss to Australia, stand-in Indian skipper Virender Sehwag on Saturday tried to defend the team's performance, insisting that such debacles happen to every international side.

Sehwag urged the fans and media to back the team when it is down in the dumps after India lost the final Test by 298 runs at Adelaide Oval on Saturday to sign off with a 0-4 scoreline. "If you look at even Australia, they lost the Ashes and were all out for 47 in South Africa. It happens to every team," said Sehwag when asked about the abject surrender, their second successive series defeat on foreign soil after the disaster in England last year. "They (fans and media) should be upset with our performance, I agree. But this is the time fans should back team and players. This is the time we need support from fans and everybody shoul…

Paes in mixed doubles final:Australia open

Paes in mixed doubles final, Sania-Hesh ousted
Leander Paes is in line to win two Slam titles as he and Elena Vesnina reached the mixed doubles summit clash even as Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out after their semifinal defeat at the Australian Open on Friday.

Fifth seeds Paes and Vesnina came from behind to tame a fighting Italian pair of Roberta Vinci and Daniele Bracciali 5-7 6-2 10-7 in the semifinals. Paes has already made it to the men's doubles final with Czech partner Radek Stepanek and they face top seeds Americans Bob and Mike Bryan. Meanwhile, the sixth seeded Sania-Bhupathi's campaign ended after they lost 3-6 3-6 to the eighth seeded combo of Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Romania's Horia Tecau in just 68 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena. Although the match was a closely-contested affair, the American-Romanian duo played better as far as the crucial points were concerned. The Indians could hit only 17 winners as compared to 24 b…

Senior players failed to show the defensive game of cricket

Senior players failed to show the defensive game of cricket,lacked maturity to stay at site and failed to deliver on fast tracks which needs quick reflexes.Practice and fitness is key mantra to which senior players needs to play more test games thus building their games and none of the senior players wants to have rest is matter of concern.Bench strength of team India needs to be tested with regular induction but the cartel makes the strategy  hard to bend.  Sachin Tendulkar God of Cricket failed to present his 100th international century and is  without a century for 25 Test and one-day innings media reports his  last hundred was in the World Cup last March.


of His Holiness the Dalai Lama


a series
of monthly screenings 28th February 2012 6.30 PM THE MODERN
MINS 28th March 2012 6.30 PM
3rd April 2012 6.30 PM THAKURDIRECTED
MINS Venue: Auditorium, India International Centre
40 Max Mueller Road, New Delhi, India

We are happy to send the above three months film screening details to you and also I would like to request to add these in your events/programme listing if possible. Your consideration and supports for our programmes are highly appreciated.

Thank you and regards,

Jangchup Lingpa

Tenzin Jangchup …

India Art Fair 2012

India Art Fair2012

National Seminar on Nowcasting

National Seminar on Nowcasting (Location Specific Weather Forecast for next 6-12 hours) to be organized by India Metrological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. Date 30 & 31.01. 2012 (Monday & Tuesday) Time 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon – Inauguration 12 noon to 6:30 pm – Technical Sessions Venue Inauguration at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi- 3 and Technical Sessions at Arnav Conference Hall, 3rd Floor, Prithvi Bhawan, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

4th Feb Event - Kale dhan pe hulla bol...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sweden, Stop Forced Sterilization of Trans People!

Hi Naresh,

In Sweden, transgender people who would like to be legally recognized for having undergone gender reassignment must first be sterilized.

This law is over forty years old, but no changes have been made to stop this bizarre and horrifying violations of rights. »

The sterilization surgery is a serious and invasive medical procedure. What's more, many transgender people want to have children someday. There is absolutely no reason why this law should still be on the list.
Those that choose not to have the surgery and stay fertile cannot change their gender on official documents or be accurately.
This is a bizarre and sickening violation of human rights. Tell Sweden's Prime Minister that every person has the right to make decisions about their own body. »
Thanks for taking action!


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63rd Republic Day- 63 Things to Admire About India

63rd Republic Day- 63 Things to Admire About India
By SiliconIndia,Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 18:23 IST

Bangalore: We are 63 years old as a Republic. It is the time to celebrate the fact that we are the citizens of India and live in a democracy; a blessing we sometimes take for granted. It is time to appreciate our founding fathers that had the conviction and wisdom to give us this Constitution; which for all its frailties has stood the test of time. Here are the 62 things in our national life that define us and make us proud.

The Indian Armed Forces: Nothing matches the untamable courage of the Indian jawans and officers. They live to defend our borders; stay awake so we get a good night's rest. They are truly the brave forces. Jai Jawan!

Hospitality: One of the most evident things any person or even a visitor in India will notice is its hospitality. Indians are full of warmth and hospitality. For instance just board a train and you will see that the family on the n…

ऐसा हो गणतंत्र हमारा

- विनोद बंसल 26 जनवरी 1950 को, जब हमारा संविधान लागू हुआ, तब यह सोचा गया कि यह विश्व के चुनिन्दा देशों के अच्छे संवैधानिक प्रावधानों का सार तत्व है। संविधान सभा का यह मत था कि जिस रूप में यह लागू किया जा रहा है वर्तमान परिस्थितियों में तो सर्वोत्तम है किन्तु, समय-समय पर देश की परिस्थितियों के अनुसार परिवर्तन भी आवश्यक हैं। तब से अब तक विदेशों के संविधानों से नकल किये गये प्रावधानों में अनेक संशोधन तो हुए किन्तु अपेक्षित परिणाम सामने नहीं आये। गणतन्त्र के मायने हैं गणों का तंत्र अर्थात जनता का शासन। आइये आज हम अपने गणतन्त्र की 63वीं वर्षगांठ पर कुछ विश्लेषण करें। कभी पूरे विश्व के अंदर सोने की चिड़िया एवं विश्वगुरू कहा जाने वाला यह देश आज चारों तरफ जेहादी आतंकवाद, माओवाद, नक्सलवाद, भाषावाद एवं भ्रष्टाचार से जकड़ा हुआ है। अधिकांश राजनेता अपनी राजनैतिक महत्वाकांक्षाओं के चलते वोट बैंक की भूख में सभी सामाजिक, सांस्कृतिक एवं राष्ट्रीय मूल्यों को खोते जा रहे हैं। विडम्बना यह है कि राष्ट्र की युवा शक्ति को भी जो संस्कार, आत्मनिर्भरता व राष्ट्रीयता का पाठ पढ़ाया जाना चाहिये उससे हम कोसों दूर हैं …

Help end unfair trials in Egypt

One year on, the “25 January Revolution”, it seems further away than ever. Last February, military police and soldiers beat up Amr Abdallah Al-Beheiry and arrested him at a protest in Cairo. Days later, a military court sentenced him to five years in prison for assaulting a public officer and breaking the curfew. Amr Abdallah Al-Beheiry had no chance of a fair trial. His hearing lasted just minutes. The court didn’t allow his family or lawyer into the room. Instead, it chose its own lawyer to defend him. Now, a military appeals court has said Amr Abdallah Al-Beheiry will be retried – by another military court. As for Maikel Nabil Sanad, the army is toying with his life. He has already served 10 months in jail for criticizing the army. His family’s hopes were dashed when he was not released in spite of an official announcement. He should never have been sentenced in the first place. Since the uprising, military courts have tried about 12,000 cases and convicted an estimated…

Egyptians fill Tahrir square on revolution anniversary

Egyptians gathered at the Tahrir square to mark the completion of their revolution that begin a year ago leading to the ousted of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old regime.

They had gather on the anniversary eve to celebrate and commemorate the revolution.
In an effort to preempt massive protests planned, the Egyptian government and military ruler of the country, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) took several measures including granting government jobs to all those got injured during the protests.
Finalising the compensations to be paid to them, granting them medals of honour and arranging for the Parliament to convene for the first time on 23rd January two days before the anniversary.
Egyptian Parliament, on the second day of its functioning also decided to form a fact-finding committee on the victims of the revolution and sending a mission to Tahrir Square on the anniversary to assure revolutionaries that revolution's goals would be achieved.
The Chief of…



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India’s Think Tank Failure
January 19, 2012

By Jason Miks 

Diplomatic Courier* has released its new list [Global Think Tanks, Policy Networks and Governance]  of the world’s leading think tanks, which always makes for interesting reading. In top spot this year in their global list is Washington-based Brookings Institution, which also came in second overall in the United States on the specific area of international affairs, behind the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

The list is drawn up largely by the University of Pennsylvania, and this year included nominations for 5,329 think tanks around the world.

“Our rankings process, as in the past, relies on a shared definition of public policy research, analysis, an…

Rice Procurement Crosses 200 Lakh Tonn

Rice procurement in the Kharif Marketing Season 2011-12 
(October-September) has crossed the mark of more than 200 lakh tonne. 
According to statistics 2,03,87,853 tonne rice has been procured by the 
various government agencies by January 24, 2012.

Chhatisgarh procured 31,13,772 tonne followed by Andhra Pradesh
26,93,473 and Haryana 19,700,20 tonne of rice.
This procurement is 1,20,799 tonne more than the corresponding
day of last marketing season.

1500 militants to surrender in Assam

Assam, around 1500 ultras belonging to nine ethnic militant groups will formally lay down arms at a surrender ceremony organized at Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati this morning (10.00 a.m.).

A State Police spokesman said that the militants will lay down arms in presence of the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and the State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi besides senior police and civil officials.

The nine groups to surrender en-masse are part of two major ethnic groups - the tribal Kukis and the Adivasis.

Among the major groups that are surrendering include the Kuki Revolutionary Army, the Hmar People’s Convention, the Birsa Commando Force, and the Adivasi Cobra Militant of Assam.

All these militant groups are already observing cease-fire with the Government, although formal peace talks are yet to begin. Most of these groups were either fighting for secession or for greater autonomy.

Mr. Tarun Gogoi said the Government will hold talks with all these groups and see to it that their g…

Rajasthan retain Ranji Trophy

Rajasthan retain Ranji Trophy
Rajasthan completed formalities on the fifth and final day as they successfully defended the Ranji Trophy by virtue of first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu, at the Chepauk, in Chennai on Monday.

The match was dead as a contest on the fourth day itself, when Rajasthan managed a huge 326-run first innings lead.
Rajasthan walked away with a winners' cheque of Rs 2 crore while Tamil Nadu got half that amount. With only academic interest left in the match, Rajasthan declared at 204 for five in the second innings, leaving Tamil Nadu to bat out a few mandatory overs which would have ended the drudgery. The match was called off after the hosts had managed eight runs for the loss of two wickets in 13 overs. The man who has turned a bunch of 'also-rans' into a gutsy domestic outfit is undoubtedly Hrishikesh Kanitkar. With back-to-back domestic titles under his belt, Kanitkar will certainly now be remembered as one of the finest domestic captains…


FROM 28/02/12 TO 8/03/12 Tue – Sun from 11am to 7pm.
Instituto Cervantes – Exhibition Gallery
In contemporary art, India and Spain are very distinct, yet they have two artists, two
towering individuals who influenced and touched the lives of people worldwide – Pablo
Picasso and Rabindrath Tagore. No single artist in India is unaware of Picasso, the
icon who gave the world a strong language of modernity. Meanwhile, in India, that
modernity was expressed chiefly through cinema (Satyaji Ray) and literature (Tagore),
rather than in fine art. Tagore has penetrated the Euro zone, though not necessarily in
the same intensity, with his idea of the universal human spirit. Tagore - the great
universal humanist, with his many facets of genius; a figure of literary excellence and
humanistic values; his commitment to modernity
Against this backdrop comes the journeys of two artists, Sunaina Bhalla, an
Indian artist who lives in Singapore f…

Chinese New Year

Singapore's Chinatown on Sunday night  were treated to three hours of non-stop entertainment at a countdown party, centred on the theme "A Bountiful Year of the Dragon."

Grand Gala  start to the Year of the Dragon as thousands packed the streets of Chinatown to soak up the atmosphere and usher in the new year.For Chinese man : "For me, this is my first spring festival here. I expect to see more Chinese traditional (performances) like the dragon show. I expect it would be very exciting."The area was also a hit with tourists.

People all across the People's Republic of China and throughout the Chinese diaspora are preparing to mark the start of the new year on Sunday. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited grassroots cadres and people in Beijing on Sunday, the eve of the Spring Festival, extending greetings to them and celebrating with them the lunar New Year.With the traditional Chinese Spring Festival around the corner, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-mo…

Abdullah says municipal, national polls to be held in 2012.

Jordanian King Abdullah says municipal, national polls to be held in 2012.
The Jordanian King Abdullah-II has said, Jordan will have both the municipal and the national elections in 2012.
In an interview to a US TV Channel, King Abdullah said, he has ushered in the reforms in a big way inside the country.
One third of the constitution has been ratified and an independent election commission will oversee the poll process in the country.
Referring to a host of demonstrations by the people and the opposition activists in Jordan this year, he said there was no single loss of life in his country which speaks volumes about the security forces.