Sunday, March 27, 2016


Naresh Kumar Sagar : Indian Cricket Team  ahead of their do-or-die clash with Australian Cricket Team.  Indian team management and the Board are with   powerful cricket setup in the world.To be world class team is leaving no chance in trying to remain in the knock-out T20 : WC  as semi finalist. The hosts finish on top against Australia and qualify for the World T20 semi-finals to show their mettle in this cricket playing nations being watched by more than  150 to 200 Cr people across globe.
NZ played aggressive cricket so the plan is to hit ball with momentum and inertia with spin or 180-degree thus to follow Newton ton. Batsmen play first priority to shield wicket. Next with their ones perfecting strokes and  chance-less shots viz ground shots, or the one tip to boundary with punch push, those trying loftier one must be with calibrated placement thus when cock sure to put ball  above fence.Bowling with spin and pacer moving the ball both side and fielding pouncing like tiger on its super is need of the hours.
Rate of scoring is more important than winning  so as to remain in the semi final schedule that is essential to get into knockout round. World class batsmen so called the  all seven has to score not run a ball but two runs ball and score must be around 220 -240 . Tough for host India  as any job less than this writing is on walls the host sit in pavilion for rest of WC -T -20  as Australians has  better run rate score. To be in status of world class Team India needs strategy.
Batting,bowling and fielding with aggression and lifting the cricketing standards

Bernie Sanders victory over Hillary Clinton in three states

Mar 27
Bernie Sanders has swept to victory over Hillary Clinton in all three states that voted for the Democratic presidential nominee yesterday. The biggest prize was Washington state but Mr Sanders also won in Alaska and Hawaii boosting his campaign. He was projected to have taken more than 70% of the vote in all three.
Mr Sanders thanked his supporters and said his campaign has the momentum, but he still faces a tough task to overhaul Mrs Clinton. She went into Saturday’s votes leading Mr Sanders by 1,223 delegates to 920.

President’s rule imposed in Uttarakhand

President’s rule has been imposed in Uttarakhand and state Assembly has been kept in suspended animation. The recommendation for central rule was made by the Union Cabinet at its emergency meeting last night, chaired by PM Narendra Modi who cut short his visit to Assam.
Earlier, Harish Rawat led Uttarakhand government has been asked to prove its majority by March 28, after nine rebel MLAs of the Congress sided with the Opposition BJP to destabilise the government.
The chief minister maintained that he was ready to prove his majority in the Assembly after the BJP asserted that it had the support of rebel Congress MLAs and should be invited to form government as the incumbent Congress dispensation had been reduced to a minority.
Assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal,has also disqualified nine rebel Congress MLA’s from the House.Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, there has been no greater subversion of Constitution than the recent political crisis in Uttarakhand. Terming it as textbook example of breakdown of governance, Mr. Jaitley said, everything that can go wrong with the constitutional functioning has happened in Uttarakhand.
In an interview to PTI, he said, it has never happened in India that an Appropriation Bill defeated in Assembly has been declared passed by the Speaker.
Mr. Jaitley maintained, Uttarakhand is an internal problem of Congress. Yesterday, Congress leader Ambika Soni had accused that the Centre is destabilizing the Congress government in Uttarakhand.
On her statement that Harish Rawat government is ready to prove majority on the floor, Mr. Jaitley claimed, using extended period to allure and bribe the MLAs are all examples of the constitutional breach.
Yesterday, a BJP delegation marched to Rashtrapati Bhawan and demanded imposition of President’s rule in the state. The move came in the backdrop of sting operation which purportedly showed Chief Minister Harish Rawat bargaining with rebel party MLAs to win their support ahead of the floor test on Monday.

Press Conference to announce the 63rd National Film Awards.

Dear Sir/Madam,
Chairpersons of the three Juries for the 63rd National Film Awards will be addressing a Press Conference to announce the 63rd National Film Awards.
You are cordially invited to cover the Press Conference.
The schedule is mentioned below:
DATE:Monday,  28th   March, 2016
TIME:11:30 AM
VENUE:National Media Centre, Raisina Road,New Delhi

 Yours sincerely,

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Aam Aadmi Party demands answers from BMC

Along with the residents of Shivaji Nagar, the Aam Aadmi Party did a rally on 27th March 2015, at Deonar Dumping Ground in order to rekindle the issue of Deonar Dumping Ground. There has been a raging fire since 22nd March and the media as well as the authorities have forgotten about it. How can a raging volcano spread over 326 acres not be an issue for this city? Mumbai citizens are being misled by senseless demand for shutting down the Deonar Dumping Ground. And then, what next? Mumbai generates about 6,000 tonnes of garbage a day, what should we do with it? It is critical to sort this calamitous issue on war-footing.

The BMC needs to answer many questions:
Ø  Why have they not acted on these fires which started over 10 years ago?
Ø  Why did BMC not act when the contractors Tatva & UPL did not do an iota of work towards recycling, disposing and clearing the dump yard, did not set up the promised technology and charged over 4000 crores for doing nothing?
Ø  Why are they not reaching out to international caliber firms to quell the fires? These fires burning deep underground and not the task of mere fire brigades?
Ø  Why does BMC not enforce garbage segregation by citizens?
Ø  Why can’t they take action against the garbage pick-up vehicles’ lobby that refuses to pick up segregated garbage and blackmails citizens?
Ø  Why have they not created waste disposal mechanisms and dumping grounds in each ward?
Ø  Why have they not clearly fenced off the Deonar Dumping Ground?

We demand the state government take the following steps
·         Punish each and every BMC official, politician and contractor who has had a hand in letting this problem assume gargantuan proportions.
·         Give immediate orders to citizens to segregate garbage, such that non-compliance results in heavy fines & punishments. Provide encouragement to those citizens who voluntarily set up their own recycling mechanisms.
·         Strict orders to garbage collection staff and contractors to ensure that they collect segregated garbage and drop it at separate recycling/disposal centers. They should be made accountable for failures.
·         Setting up ward-wise recycling plants on a war footing.
·         Invite proposals from world-class firms for stopping the fire and making Deonar Dumping Ground usable again.
·         Create dumping grounds across the city to manage non-recyclable waste and ensure that no dumping ground is shut down and handed over to the land mafia.

Over 300 academicians, activists, artists and writers condemn the state violence and unlawful detention of faculty and student protesters of the University of Hyderabad
We, academicians, activists,  artists and writers, condemn the ongoing brutal attacks on and unlawful detention of peacefully protesting faculty and students at the University of Hyderabad by the University administration and the police. We also condemn the restriction of access to basic necessities such as water and food on campus.
The students and faculty members of the University of Hyderabad were protesting the reinstatement of Dr. Appa Rao Podile as the Vice-Chancellor despite the ongoing judicial enquiry against him related to  the circumstances leading to the death of the dalit student Rohith Vemula on January 17th, 2016. Students and faculty members of the university community are concerned that this may provide him the opportunity to tamper with evidence and to influence witnesses. Suicides by dalit students have been recurring in the University of Hyderabad and other campuses across the country.  The issue spiraled into a nationwide students’ protest with the death of the dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. The protests have pushed into the foreground public discussion and debate on the persistence of caste-based discrimination in  educational institutions, and surveillance and suppression of dissent and intellectual debate in university spaces.
Since the morning of March 22 when Dr. Appa Rao returned to campus, the students and staff have been in a siege-like situation.  The peacefully protesting staff and students were brutally lathi-charged by the police, and 27 people were taken into custody. The 27 detainees were untraceable for 48 hours, brutally tortured, and denied legal access. In short, all legal procedures of detention have been suspended. After the incident, the university has been locked down with no access to food, water, electricity, and Internet connectivity.   Students were brutally assaulted when they opened community kitchens.  Lawyers and members of human rights organization as well the ordinary citizens of the city were denied access to students. University of Hyderabad is one of India’s biggest public universities.
We have followed, with deep concern, similar violent attacks and undemocratic crackdown on students on the campuses of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Film and Television Institute of India, the University of Allahabad, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, and others across the country. That the highest administrative authorities in the university have allowed the silencing of debate and dissent is unfortunate. We are disturbed by the pattern of growing nexus between student vigilante groups, youth wing of the ruling party, state and university authorities in colleges and university campuses across the country in order to mobilize the state machinery against vulnerable students. This has created a climate of fear and oppression in the country, and continually violates fundamental human and Constitutional rights of students.
We stand in support of the protesting students, staff and faculty of the University of Hyderabad and demand the following:  
  1. Immediate withdrawal of police from the campus.
  2. Immediate release of, and withdrawal of all cases against, all arrested students and faculty.
  3. Suspension of the Vice-Chancellor P. Appa Rao.
  4. Judicial enquiry into the role of the HRD Ministry, the HRD Minister and Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya in inciting violence against Dalits on campus.
  5. Independent enquiry into the incidents of violence on the campus including the role of the ABVP in vandalising the Vice-Chancellor’s office.
  6. Action against police personnel named by students in their complaints.
  7. Passage of the “Rohith Act” against caste discrimination in education.
  1. Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  2. Navtej K Purewal Deputy Director, South Asia Institute SOAS University of London
  3. Akhil Gupta, Director, Center for India and South Asia (CISA), UCLA
  4. Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT
  5. Michael Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Creative Writing, University of California Riverside
  6. Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute
  7. Barbara Harriss-White, Oxford University
  8. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary AIPWA
  9. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
  10. G. Arunima, Professor and Chair, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU
  11. Sandeep Pandey, former Visiting Faculty, IIT, BHU, Varanasi
  12. Michael D. Yates, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  13. Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  14. Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
  15. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Chair, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada
  16. Apoorvanand, University of Delhi
  17. Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Women’s Studies Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  18. Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  19. Surinder S. Jodhka, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  20. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
  21. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  22. Dr. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati
  23. Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of California  Santa Barbara
  24. Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor of History, Purdue University
  25. Pranav Jani, The Ohio State University
  26. Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota
  27. Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  28. Alpa Shah, London School of Economics
  29. Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  30. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany
  31. Rahul Varman, IIT Kanpur
  32. Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, College Park
  33. Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London
  34. Gillian Hart, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  35. Adrian Wilson,  Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
  36. Ayesha Kidwai, Professor ,Jawaharlal Nehru University
  37. Meher Engineer
  38. Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University
  39. Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
  40. Jyoti Puri, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Simmons College
  41. Abdul JanMohamed, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  42. Dr. Nathaniel Roberts, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany
  43. Paula Chakravartty, New York University
  44. Atul Sood, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  45. Prof. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal  Nehru University
  46. Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History, Arizona State University
  47. Nandini Chandra, Delhi University
  48. Elisabeth Weber, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
  49. C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  50. Prof. Rupa Viswanath, University of Goettingen, Germany
  51. Rama Baru, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  52. Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  53. Immanuel Ness, Professor, City University of New York
  54. Balmurli Natrajan, William Paterson University
  55. Veena Hariharan, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  56. Rajat Datta, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  57. Geraldine Forbes, Professor, State University of New York, Oswego
  58. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  59. Richard Seymour, London School of Economics
  60. Susan Visvanathan, Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  61. Dr. Pérez de Mendiola, Richard Armour Professor of Modern Languages, Chair, Dept. of Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish Literatures and Cultures & Humanities, Scripps College
  62. Peter Spiegler, Asst. Prof.,  Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst
  63. Swati Birla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  64. Atreyi Dasgupta, Baylor College of Medicine
  65. Kuver Sinha, Syracuse University
  66. Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University
  67. Siddhartha Mitra, Programmer, Rockefeller University
  68. Samantha Agarwal, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
  69. Anup Gampa, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia
  70. Anu Mandavilli, Friends of South Asia
  71. Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  72. Nandini Dhar, Assistant Professor, Florida International University
  73. Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  74. Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  75. Smita Ramnarain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College
  76. Taki Manolakos, Wright State University
  77. Valentina Dallona, Johns Hopkins University
  78. Iveta Jusova, Carleton College, USA
  79. Aditi Chandra, University of California, Merced
  80. Hee-Young Shin, Wright State University
  81. Anjali Arondekar, UC Santa Cruz
  82. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University
  83. Ajay Chandra, University of Warwick
  84. Xiao Yu, Peking University
  85. Bettina Apthekar, UC Santa Cruz
  86. Anirban Karak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  87. Natasha S K, Syracuse University
  88. Mitul Barua, Syracuse University
  89. Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University
  90. Sofia Gavtadze, Solidarity Network, Georgi
  91. Avishek Konar, Alumnus, The Ohio State University
  92. Robert Carley, Wright State University
  93. Dia Da Costa, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  94. Ann Smock, University of California, Berkeley
  95. Liz Mount, Syracuse University
  96. Terese V Gagnon, Syracuse University
  97. Giorgi Kobakhidze, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  98. Levin Ahmed, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  99. Christos Mais, Universiteit Leiden
  100. Taveeshi Singh, Syracuse University
  101. Aniruddha Das, Columbia University
  102. Safar Safqat, St Mary’s College of Maryland
  103. Ramaa Vasudevan, Colorado State University
  104. Osman Keshawarz, doctoral student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  105. Narendra Subramaniam, McGill University
  106. Ammel Sharon, University of Pennsylvania
  107. Gventa Gventsadze
  108. Borisi Cirekidze
  109. Minakshi Menon, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
  110. Dmitri Khuskivadze
  111. Salo Kaladze
  112. Judith Rodenbeck, UC Riverside
  113. Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University
  114. Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  115. Arani Roy, Brandeis University
  116. Dag Erik Berg, University of Gottingen, Germany
  117. Rahul Nair, Antioch College, USA
  118. Gajendran Ayyathurai, Goettingen University, Germany
  119. Balaji Narasimhan, William Paterson University, United States
  120. Ember Skye Kanelee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  121. Jungyeon Suh, Independent Researcher, United States
  122. Kannan Srinivasan
  123. Roli Verma, University of New Mexico
  124. Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College, US
  125. Lalit Batra, University of Minnesota
  126. Avanti Mukherjee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  127. Tyler Hansen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  128. Subho Basu, McGill University, Canada
  129. Laurie Nisonoff, Hampshire College, United States
  130. Satya Mohapatra, MIT
  131. Julia Corwin, University of Minnesota
  132. Parama Roy, UC Davis
  133. Krishna Melnattur, Washington University School of Medicine
  134. Rupal Oza, Hunter College, City University of New York
  135. Noeleen McIlvenna, Wright State University
  136. Daniel Thompson, Johns Hopkins University
  137. Jesse Knutson, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  138. Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Canada
  139. Anasuya Sengupta, Berkeley, USA
  140. Uditi Sen, Hampshire College
  141. Zarrina Juraqulova, Denison University, USA
  142. Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  143. Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  144. Hamid Rezai, Pitzer College, USA
  145. Anindya Dey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  146. Lara Deeb, Scripps College, USA
  147. Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota
  148. Vatsal Naresh, Columbia University
  149. Niharika Yadav, Princeton University
  150. Bedatri Datta Choudhury, NYU
  151. Sanjiv Gupta, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  152. Suvadip Sinha, University of Minnesota
  153. Ipsita Mandal, Perimeter Institute, Canada
  154. Poulomi Pal, Fulbright scholar
  155. Asmita Rangari, Activist, New Delhi
  156. Shipra Nigam, Activist, New Delhi
  157. Srinivas Lankala, Independent media scholar, Hyderabad
  158. Carolyn Elliott, University of Vermont
  159. Aviroop Sengupta, Columbia University
  160. Madhura Lohokare, Syracuse University
  161. Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  162. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College, USA
  163. Oishik Sircar, University of Melbourne
  164. Arjun Bagchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  165. Greg Anderson, Ohio State University
  166. Prarit Agarwal, Seoul National University, Korea
  167. Sayori Ghoshal, Columbia University
  168. Uponita Mukherjee, Columbia University
  169. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College
  170. Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside
  171. Sofia Checa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  172. Arpan Roy, John Hopkins University
  173. Cynthia Correa, The University of Texas at Austin
  174. Parvathy Binoy, Syracuse University, Syracuse
  175. Jonathon Hurd, RN, Seattle
  176. Varuni Bhatia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  177. Erin McElroy, UCSC, Director, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
  178. Geert Dhondt, John Jay College, The City University of New York
  179. Mithun Bhowmick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  180. Alladi Sitaram, Retired Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
  181. Dr Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University
  182. Alicia Giron, National University of Mexico
  183. Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute
  184. Larry Halpern, Wittenberg University
  185. Suchitra Mathur, Faculty, IIT Kanpur, India
  186. Aditi Saraf, Johns Hopkins University
  187. Ketaki Jaywant, University of Minnesota
  188. Nagesh Rao, Colgate University
  189. Irfan Ahmad, ACU Melbourne, Australia
  190. Suvrat Raju, TIFR
  191. Saikat Ghosh, IIT Kanpur
  192. Samyak Ghosh, Columbia University
  193. Catherine Liu, UC Irvine
  194. Francis Cody, University of Toronto
  195. Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto
  196. Erika Suderburg, University of California Riverside
  197. Saptarshi Mandal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
  198. Anannya Bohidar, Graduate Student, South Asia Studies, UPenn
  199. Rahul Pandey, visiting faculty, IIM Lucknow
  200. Tania Bhattacharyya, Columbia University
  201. Aditi Sarkar, Architect, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  202. Shakti Sathish Nambiar, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  203. Maroona Murmu, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University
  204. Gayatri Chatterjee, Symbiosis School of Liberal Art
  205. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, West Bengal State University
  206. Raja Swamy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Tennessee
  207. Anandavardhanan, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
  208. Priyanka Bhattacharya, The Doon School, Dehradun
  209. Anuradha Roy, Jadavpur University
  210. Ramesh Sreekantan, Statistics and Mathematics Unit Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
  211. Srinath Jagannathan, Indian Institute of Management Indore
  212. Tanima Sharma, PhD student, University of Chicago
  213. Meena Alexander, City University of New York
  214. Sharmila Sreekumar, IIT Bombay
  215. Venkatesh K Subramanian, IIT Kanpur
  216. Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
  217. The Ghadar Alliance, US
  218. Nandita Narain, St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  219. Deepa Kurup, University of Oxford
  220. Ramesh Bairy, IIT Bombay
  221. Papori Bora, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  222. Ritwik Balo
  223. Ranjani Mazumdar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  224. PK Vijayan
  225. Dr. Papia Sengupta, CPS/SSS
  226. Krishna V V, CSSP/SSS
  227. A.K. Ramakrishnan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  228. Arunima S Mukherjee
  229. George Chkhaidze
  230. Elizabeth Abel
  231. Dr. Kochurani Abraham, Kerala
  232. Saumyajit Bhattacharya
  233. Pradip Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  234. Rohit Azad, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  235. Deepak K Mishra, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  236. Tulay Atay–Avsar, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey
  237. Dr. Vikas Bajpai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  238. Saradindu Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and ISS, The Hague
  239. Dr Erica Wald, Goldsmiths, University of London
  240. Navaneetha Mokkil
  241. Manidipa Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  242. Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  243. K. B. Usha, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  244. Gopinath Ravindran
  245. Avinash Kumar, CISLS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  246. Puja Rani, University of Delhi
  247. Ritoo Jerath, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  248. Hannah Carlan, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
  249. Ganga Bhavani Manthini
  250. Sucharita Sen, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  251. Dr. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  252. Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  253. Dinesh Abrol, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.
  254. Vikas Rawal, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  255. Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
  256. Simona Sawhney, IIT Delhi
  257. Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi
  258. Anirban Gupta-Nigam, University of California, Irvine
  259. Nandita Badami, University of California, Irvine
  260. Sneha Gaddam, PhD Candidate, University of Leicester
  261. Prabhu Mohapatra Department of History Univ of Delhi
  262. Farida Khan, Univ. of Wisconsin Parkside
  263. Pankaj Mehta, Dept. of Physics, Boston University
  264. Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi
  265. Ra Ravishankar, Bangalore
  266. Sambuddha Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania
  267. Ani Maitra, Colgate University
  268. Ethel Brooks, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Rutgers University
  269. Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, University of Delhi
  270. Surajit Mazumdar, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  271. Sonajharia Minz, Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU
  272. Vinay Kumar Ambedkar
  273. Naveen Gaur, Associate Professor, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi
  274. Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University
  275. Vivekananda Mukherjee, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University
  276. Dr Shakira Hussein, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
  277. Udaya Kumar, Professor, CES, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU
  278. Kriti Budhiraja, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
  279. Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University
  280. Seema Saha Poddar
  281. Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley
  282. Swapnil Deshmukh, Mumbai University
  283. Dr. Lata Singh
  284. Tyler Feaver, Wright State University
  285. Pavithra Vasudevan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  286. Santosh Rohit Yerrabolu, Buffalo, NY
  287. Professor V V Krishna, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, SSS, JNU
  288. Amy E. Alterman, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles
  289. Ian Duncan, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley
  290. Bir singh, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi
  291. Amit Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
  292. Poonam Srivastava, University of Chicago, Postdoc Researcher
  293. Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis
  294. Jhuma Sen, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
  295. Corey Payne and Chase Alston, Co-Presidents of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Johns Hopkins University
  296. Sankaran Krishna, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  297. Mytheli Sreenivas, Professor, Ohio State University
  298. Preeti Shekar, Asian College of Journalism
  299. Susan Himmelweit, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, UK
  300. Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar, Graduate Student, Princeton University
  301. Nicolau Dols, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  302. Kartik Misra, Graduate Student, Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst
  303. Dolly Daftary, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  304. Sugata Ray, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
  305. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
  306. Soma Marik, Associate Professor of History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan
  307. Pratiksha Baxi, Assoc. Prof., Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU
  1. Arun Karthik B., Graduate Student, IIT-Kanpur
  2. Manisha Sethi, Jamia Millia Islamia
  3. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof., Nivedita College, University of Calcutta
  4. Ahmed Sohaib, Jamia Millia Islamia, ​New Delhi
  5. Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass, Amherst
  6. Ramya M. Vijaya Assoc. Professor of Economics, Stockton University, New Jersey
  7. Sheila Walker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Scripps College and Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, The Claremont Colleges
  8. Debarshi Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
  9. Tarun Bhargava, Mtech Computer Science, IIT Kanpur
  10. Rajita Menon, PhD candidate, Boston University
  11. Kasturi Basu, People’s Film Collective, Kolkata
  12. Daniel Pasciuti, Assistant Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University
  13. Henry Reichman, First Vice-President, American Association of University Professors
  14. Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor of English New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
  15. Rahul Thube, Ferguson College
  16. Nimisha Patel, Wright State University
  17. Mehrene Larudee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  18. Jayadev Athreya, Director, Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab, University of Washington
  19. Sunitha Gorty, alumni of HCU, MCA 93-96
  20. Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota
  21. Aravind Muthusamy, IIT Kanpur
  22. Shruti Mukherjee, SUNY, New York
  23. Marty Kich, Wright State University
  24. Geetha Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  25. Ajay Bhardwaj
  26. Ann Smock, University of California, Berkeley
  27. Amy E. Alterman, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles
  28. Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis
  29. M Ghazi Shahnawaz, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
  30. Jasbeer Musthafa, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University, Australia
  31. Angana P. Chatterjee
  32. Eric Hoyt, PhD candidate, Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  33. Alka Acharya, School of International Studies, JNU
  34. Urmimala Sarkar , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  35. Margo Okazawa-Rey, Elihu Root Peace Fund Chair in Women’s Studies, Hamilton College

P.C of Punjabi film ‘ZORAWAR’ Guests: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Gurdas Maan, Vinnil Markan (Director)

INVITE: Att. the P.C of Punjabi film ‘ZORAWAR’ Guests: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Gurdas Maan, Vinnil Markan (Director), Rajiee M.Shinde, Rabindra Narayan (Producer) at 4 p.m on 28th March @I-SKATE, Gurgaon
From: Shailesh Giri  Sat, 26 Mar ’16 1:46p
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
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PTC Motion Pictures cordially invites
You to attend the cover of Press conference and
To share with you the uniqueness of their latest Hindi Film


To be addressed by:
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Gurdas Maan
Vinnil Markan (Director)Rajiee M.Shinde, Rabindra Narayan (Producers)

Time   :  4 p.m
Date    : 28th March (Monday)
Venue :
 I-SKATE, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

You are requested to send correspondents/photographers/camera crew for the Press Conference.

UBA Pro Basketball League Season 2, Hyderabad Leg- Day 4

UBA Pro Basketball League Season 2, Hyderabad Leg- Day 4 Chennai Slam and Pune Peshwas qualify to the knockouts
Hyderabad, 26th March 2016: The last day of league matches from the United Basketball Alliance (UBA) Pro Basketball League 2016 is in progress at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Pune Peshwas have beaten Chennai Slam 77-74 in an exciting encounter from the South Division.

Present on the occasion were chief guests, Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha and former Senior Indian Men’s team captain Mohammed Rizwan. Mr Rizwan spoke about how the UBA has grown over the last season and requested all players to be positive and play a clean game.

“I love basketball and am so happy I am here,” said Nikhil Siddhartha. Complimenting the athletes, he added, “These guys are professionals and play at the national and international level. Their level of play is so high.”

Pune Peshwas bt Chennai Slam 77-74

The final day of the league stages in Season 2 began with last season’s finalists, Pune Peshwas and defending champions Chennai Slam taking on each other in a battle for first place in the southern division. Well aware that the top spot would ensure a direct entry into the semifinals, both teams came out with playoff-type desperation.

Centre Ravi Kumar was seen back in the starting lineup for the Peshwas alongside forward/ centre Gaurav Ohlan. Pune also started with a three-guard lineup with Ajinkya Mane, Siddhanth Shinde and Narender Grewal. Chennai stuck to their usual starting five, which has resulted in 4 wins out of the 6 games they have played. Slam centre Gopal Ram started the game well, taking advantage of mismatches down low to score in the paint. Gopal was complemented well by Niagerain baller Agu who was able to penetrate the Pune defense to either score or create for his teammates.

Chennai went up by 10 points at the end of the first quarter and kept their momentum going in the second quarter as well. Pune found it difficult to handle Agu’s speed and athleticism, while Gopal Ram earned his points on the charity stripe, shooting 12 of 14 on the freethrow line for the game. Forward Ramkumar came off the bench to knock down a couple of triples in the first half to further build Chennai’s lead. Slam ended the first half up 42 to 29 and Pune had a lot of work to do to come back in the contest.

In the second half, Pune coach Nandu Mehta scored a masterstroke by putting in veteran reserve guard Karna Mehta. His instant offense sparked the Pune comeback. Karna was unconscious from the field knocking down all his shots in the second half. Guards Siddhanth Shinde and Narender Grewal also stepped up their game in the third quarter knocking down shots from the inside and the outside. Pune ended the third quarter up by 6 points 57 to 51.

In the fourth, Chennai’s Gopal (24 points) fought valiantly in the paint, trying to regain the lead for his team. But 8 straight points by Karna Mehta (16 points), coupled with some late buckets by centre Ravi Kumar maintained Pune’s slim lead. The Peshwas closed out on a 77-74 victory, finishing the league stages on a high note. Karna Mehta deservedly earned the player of the match honours. The results of the second south division game today would determine the final standings.

Pune Peshwas (Siddhanth Shinde 19pts, Karna Mehta 16pts, Gaurav Ohlan 14pts) btChennai Slam (Gopal Ram 24pts, Chukwunanu Agu 16pts 6asts, Ashutosh Rai 11pts 12rbs) 77-74 (11-21, 18-21, 28-9, 20-23)

Late evening result from 25th March: Delhi Capitals bt Mumbai Challengers 104-94

Teams from two of India’s biggest cities, Mumbai Challengers and Delhi Capitals, squared off against each other today in their last league stage game. Delhi Capitals hold the best record in the tournament (5-1) and was looking to maintain their top position in the northern division. The Challengers, with a 4-2 record, were gunning for the top spot in their group to ensure a direct qualification to the semifinals.

With their starting centre Ramesh sitting out this game, Delhi began the game with forward Yudhvir Singh in the frontcourt along with Smithin Setu. The move immediately paid off for Delhi, as Yudhvir scored 6 quick points in the first quarter. Guard Vinay Kaushik continued his MVP calibre run driving aggressively to the basket. For the Challengers, point guard Prudhvi Reddy found his touch from long range in the first period and swingman Karan Pal Singh came off the bench to knock down consecutive triples. The first quarter ended with Delhi up 28 to 20.

Vinay Kaushik continued his momentum into the second quarter, fearlessly driving to the basket and earning his points at the freethrow line. Mumbai, however, continued plugging away into Delhi’s lead. Centre Gagandeep Singh used his size and dexterity to finish at the basket. Shooting guard Ranbir Singh knocked down two huge triples to further cut into Delhi’s lead in the second quarter. But a couple of timely triples from young guard Sunil Rathee off the bench helped maintain the Capitals’ lead with the halftime score at 50 to 40.

In the third quarter, athletic forward Nikhil Dahiya (20 points and 11 rebounds) caught fire for Mumbai knocking down turnaround jumpers and grabbing second chance points. Mumbai centre Gagandeep remained consistent producing points from the post. Unfortunately, however, Delhi brought out its X-factor, forward Satyajeet, from the bench, who unexpectedly put up 12 points in the third quarter alone. His off-the-ball movement ensured that he was always in the right place at the right time to find easy buckets. He even ended the third quarter with a spectacular two-handed dunk at the buzzer to give the Capitals a huge momentum boost going into the fourth.

Mumbai did make an attempted comeback in the fourth quarter with some huge triples from point guard Prudhvi Reddy (17 points). But it was too little too late, as Delhi kept finding its way to the basket, shooting above 50% from the field against a non-existent Mumbai defense down the stretch. Delhi ended up hitting the century mark and finished the league stages on the top of their group. They now get a direct entry into the semifinals, while Mumbai will have to cross a playoff hurdle first.

Delhi Capitals (Vinay Kaushik 22pts 10rbs, Yudhvir Singh 14pts 11rbs, Satyajeet 13pts, Sachin Sharma 12pts 5asts) bt Mumbai Challengers (Gagandeep Singh 24pts, Nikhil Dahiya 20pts 11rbs, Karan Pal Singh 20pts, Prudhvi Reddy 17pts 4asts) 104-94 (28-20, 22-20, 24-23, 30-31)

About the UBA Pro Basketball League

The UBA Pro Basketball League is structured on a league cum knockout basis. Season 2 is being held in two phases: 18 to 28 Feb in Pune (Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex) followed by 23 March to 3 April in Hyderabad (Gachibowli Stadium). There are eight teams in total divided into two divisions: Pune Peshwas, Delhi Capitals, Haryana Gold, Punjab Steelers (North division) and Chennai Slam, Mumbai Challengers, Bengaluru Beast and Hyderabad Sky (South division).  Chennai Slam won the inaugural season last year with Pune Peshwas finishing second.
For more information, visit: Twitter:  @ubaindia

About United Basketball Alliance India Pvt. Ltd.

The United Basketball Alliance (UBA India) is a next-generation sports branding company. Its main objective is to make sport brands mean something to their sport viewers. To do that, UBA helps brands connect with viewers by providing insight-driven ideas across all media platforms. With respect to its Pro Basketball League, UBA India has already secured primetime television broadcasting arrangements with the Ten Sports Network, and is securing corporate sponsorships for tournament play, and creating merchandising opportunities.

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Implementation of Right to Education Act (RTE)

“ National level interface on the 5 years grass root implementation of Right to Education Act (RTE)”
From: Shirin Shabana Khan  Sun, 27 Mar ’16 8:50a
To: Girish
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New Delhi

Greetings from PVCHR and Caritas India.

Development of any society, state or country depends upon the education policy adopted by it and the most important role is  played by Primary education. This is very appreciable that in last few years’ major steps has been taken by you for better implementation of primary education and it will continue in future. In this regard I would like to make you aware that in past few years Caritas India is working with under privileged community and schedule caste of the state on issues like Right to Education and Child Rights. In, addition to this People vigilance committee on human rights (PVCHR) is working rigorously in   Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand on the issues of Human Rights and Child Rights from last few years. The Organization is also providing training and support to different organization in 17 states of the country on the issue of Human Rights and Child Rights.

To add innovative ideas and how to improve the quality education of the commendable work done by the Government of Bihar, Caritas India has taken efforts on collecting primary data from the field based on Right to Education of primary education. An Affirmative report is an outcome, which will be shared with the policy makers of State government with a positive attitude to support the progress work taken by the government in the direction of Right to Education.  Similarly, by implementing Right to Education Act 2009 strongly at grass root level it will also be an example for the other states.

In this regard Caritas India and peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights ​request​ you to send journalist and photographer for making the coverage of this program “National level interface on the 5 years grass root implementation of Right to Education Act (RTE)”. In the conference first time the Musahar girls in Bihar will perform the two plays 1) mera sapna 2) Bal vivah

Place: Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Date: 29th March, 2016
Time: 10 am to 2 Pm

Looking forward for your kind participation

With regards

Lenin Raghuvanshi     
Executive Director
Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights

Girish Peter
Zonal Manager
Caritas India                      

Shirin Shabana Khan
Program Director
People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)
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Dear Friend in Christ,
Praise & Thanks to God, who used us and made it possible for the 29th year to walk the way of the cross. We prayed for you, who keep us in your prayers and in a very special way for those who do more than that – who support us and help keep ICAN going & growing. Below is a note of what we set out to do on Good Friday by the mass witnessing targeting thousands of non-Christians and Christians alike.
And since we are cost-cutting, here are Easter wishes for you and your loved ones too.
Your brother in Christ – Joe Dias
Thousands Join CSF Walk to Pray for Persecutors
  • CSF’s Christian Response to Attacks in India & Abroad
  • Thousands Fast, Suffer & Pray at Catholic Forum’s Good Friday Walk
  • Christians publicly forgive attackers, pray for the victims & the country
Prayer Points
* Nuns Raped
* 7000 Indian Victims
* Properties Targeted
* Christians Murdered
* Churches Desecrated
* Clergy & Believers Attacked
* Women & Children Not Spared
* Situations Abroad Resulting from Fundamentalism & Terrorism
– The CSF Indian Christian Persecution Report 2015
Thousands of Christians undertook an exhausting walk, in a public gesture of forgiving those responsible for the attacks on Christians, churches and the clergy, which has risen sharply over the past few months. ” The intention is to offer a Christian response which is in keeping with what Jesus did on the first Good Friday, when he said, ‘Father forgive them for they know not what they do’ about his persecutors. We want to tell India and the world that we forgive those who target us, our clergy, institution and properties; but are grieved and cry out that we need to be treated as equal citizens and the law should take its course “, said Joseph Dias, general secretary of the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), the activist community NGO that organized the pilgrimage.
Starting out from Sacred Heart Church in Santacruz West, in suburban Mumbai, the pilgrims braved the scorching heat, most of them fasting and praying until the religious service called the Stations of the Cross concluded at around 4 pm in the evening. Along the way at various stops over the almost 8 Km route, activists dramatized incidents, believed to have happened when Jesus was killed over 2000 year ago. The serpentine procession passed through the lanes of Mumbai’s Khar, Santacruz, Vakola and Kalina with the crucifixion scenes being enacted (as in the Philippines) which proved to be tearful finale. Many of the pilgrims were with bare feet at the end of a fulfilling spiritual experience of 40 days of prayer, fasting and repentance.
The ‘Way of the Cross’ devotion or Walk with Jesus relating the suffering of Christ to modern-day living is in its 29th year and draws Christians from all over, with even children, women, priests and nuns joining in to partake in portrayal of the torture and killing of Jesus, enacted through a musical played out on the streets. The faithful mourned for the intention of the day – Christians denied freedom of faith and religious liberty.
Speaking on the theme, Joseph Dias, who started this tradition in India 28 years ago, which has not found a parallel in the country said, ” There seems to be a sinister plan to the attacks and the powers behind them could range from political and economic to the persecution being part of an international design to target Christians as is happening in the Gulf or African countries. In the country, the attacks are in the background of new governments both at the centre and states, who are responsible for law and order. Among the comity of nations, the image assiduously cultivated by the prime minister is taking a hit, as he is seen unwilling to reign in those attacking the community.
Indian Christians do not see these as isolated incidents, especially given the increase in frequency and the fact that they are backed by statements from prominent fundamentalists or even elected public representatives. We are alarmed and afraid at the attempt to demonize Christians and have the community’s basic human rights violated. We are seen as soft-targets as we do not retaliate, as commanded by our faith and this makes the government all the more duty-bound to ensure that our rights guaranteed are not trampled upon “.
According to The CSF press release, ” the government apathy towards Indian Christians is taking its toll, even as communal elements target the community. Jesus told us to pray for our persecutors and this is a public display of our hurt sentiments and a cry for justice. There can be no development without peace, justice or communal harmony “. Forms of discrimination faced by the community mentioned were those of police action, political alienation, bureaucratic victimization, anti-conversion laws, targeted violence, economic deprivation, social boycott, etc.
Some of The 15 Stations of the Cross enacted were – the arrest of Jesus, Jesus being sentenced by Pontius Pilate, the falls of Jesus, Jesus meeting the women of Jerusalem, his mother and disciples at the cross, Veronica wiping the face of Jesus… This, the activists feel is a dignified Christian way of protesting against the subtle and not so subtle attacks on the community.
Thousands of passer-byes witnessed the Calvary (place where Jesus was crucified) story, with biblical characters acting out the arrest and the last few hours before Jesus death. Similar enactments are known to happen in the Philippines and Latin America, with a couple of Christians actually being nailed to a cross, to experience in a small way Jesus’ suffering.
Joseph Dias added that ” initially it started since many non-Christians believed that Good Friday was a feast, rather than a day of mourning. He pointed out that “while fundamentalists of various hues and colours are persecuting Christians, the inaction and official neglect by the government is appalling. As a micro minority, who are not aggressive, politically influential and spread out; the governments of the day takes us for granted. This therefore also signals the heralding of Christians as vociferous and politically active citizens”.
The pilgrims stopped still for a special prayer at 3 pm, believed to be the time, when Jesus died or the moment of grace to pray for the intentions and the theme. They now look forward to a new hope, that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on Easter Sunday brings, which was also enacted, since Christians believe that the crucifixion in not the end.
For More Info, Contact – Joseph Dias +91 9769555657

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