Thursday, February 2, 2017

The third day of T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England and Australia win matche

02.02.2017 09:55:38 - Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England and Australia win matche 

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England and Australia win matches on the third day of T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind
New Delhi. The day three of T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind witnessed five spectacular display of cricket. In the match with India CAB, the defending champions took on
its neighbour Pakistan Blind Cricket Team, where the Pakistan Blind Cricket Team won by 7 wickets. India CAB won the toss and chose to bat first and set the score of 205/5 in 20 overs. Prakash J scored 90 (56) and Venkateswara Rao D scored 53 (45) for India. Muhammad Akram of Pakistan took the wicket of Prakash J. In the second innings, Pakistan Blind Cricket Team chased the target successfully in 15.3 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Muhammad Zafar of Pakistan scored 88 not out, and Deepak Mallik and Ketan Patel each picked up one wicket.

In another match, Sri Lanka CAB was set up against West Indies WICCB where Sri Lanka won by a good 130 runs. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first, and Sri Lanka was able to put up a score of 281/2 at the end of the first innings. From Sri Lanka Suranga Sampath and Chandana Deshapriya showed good batting skills with scoring 116 not out and 108 not out respectively. Gregory Lee Stewart of West Indies took a wicket. In the second innings, West Indies WICCB suffered the loss of 8 wickets with Leroy Orin Phillips coming close to a half century with a score of 44. Bowlers of Sri Lanka Dinesh Maduwantha Herath Sekage, Upul Sanjeeva Kankanam Gamage, Pathum Saman Kumara and Dimuthu Ravindra took 2, 1, 1, and 1 wickets respectively.

The third match of the day saw Bangladesh BBCC playing against Nepal CAB in which Bangladesh CAB won by 59 runs. In the first innings, Md Mohsin Hosen Joy scored 88 (70) and Md Abdul Malek scored 83 (54). At the end of the first innings, Bangladesh was 203/2. In the second innings, Kritan Shrestha Duwal of Nepal contributed with his 55 not out performance; however the Nepal team still suffered a loss of 8 wickets and managed to put a score of 144/8 at the end of 20 overs. Md Faisal and Tanzjlur Rahman picked up 2 wickets each of the Nepal team.

The fourth match was of New Zealand Blindcaps against England BCEW. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first but England BCEW won by 8 wickets. In the first innings, New Zealand lost 9 wickets but they were able to put up a score of 128 at the end of 20 overs. JH Dunn scored 35 (48) and Deacun Dunn scored 11 (20) for the New Zealand team. In the second innings, England BCEW chased the score of 128 in with Nathaniel Gerard Foy contributing 28 (12) runs and Matthew James Page being 38 not out. England was able to score 128 in 8.2 overs for the loss of 2 wickets.

In the match of South Africa SABC taking on Australia BCA, Australia won the match by 7 wickets. In the first innings, South Africa SABC took to bat and was able to put up a score of 174 for the loss of all wickets at the end of 19.3 overs. Henry Tiishetjo Masha and Sonwabile Bidla of South Africa scored 23(24) and 24(20) respectively. Raymond Stephen Sutton Moxly of Australia picked up 3 wickets by giving just 27 runs. In the second innings, Australia BCA chased the target with ease by completing the target in just 15.4 overs. Australian batsmen Stephen Leo Palmer and Lindsay David Heaven scored 79 (46) and 47 (40) not out respectively. Doctor Wiilliam Malinga and Israel Jacques Hattingh of South Africa were still able to take 2 and 1 wickets of Australia respectively.

For Live Scores of all Matches please visit

Following are the results:

India CAB: 205/5 in 20 overs (Prakash J 90, Venkateswara Rao D 53, Ketan Patel 20, Ajay Kumar Reddy 9, Deepak Malik 1 n.o., Muhammad Akram 1-32) lost to Pakistan Blind Cricket Team: 205/3 in 15.3 overs (Nisar Ali 45, Muhammad Akram 5, Muhammad Zafar 88 n.o., Anees Javed 4, Israr Hassan 21 n.o., Deepak Malik 1-29, Ketan Patel 1-50)
Sri Lanka CAB: 281/2 in 20 overs (Ruwan Wasantha 16, Suranga Sampath 116 n.o., Kavidu Sahan Kumara Thoma Dura 2, Chandana Deshapriya 108 n.o., Gregory Lee Stewart 1-31) bt West Indies WICCB: 151/8 in 20 overs (LO-Shane Omar Myles 12, Caneel Wayney Graham 10, Leroy Orin Phillips 44, Kevin Andrew Douglas 20, Gregory Lee Stewart 11, Anthony Fitzgerald Cummins 16, KCI Jonathan D Ward Ryan 7, Carl Steven Sobers 3, Alvin Andre James 9 n.o., Jason Vivian Ricketts 2 n.o., Upul Sanjeeva Kankanam Gamage 1-22, Dinesh Maduwantha Herath Sekage 2-20, Suranga Sampath 1-20, Pathum Saman Kumara 1-38, Dimuthu Ravindra 1-37)
Bangladesh BBCC: 203/2 in 20 overs (Md Abdul Malek 83, Md Mohsin Hosen Joy 88 n.o., Tanzjlur Rahman 0, Md Mahnud Rashid 8 n.o.,) bt Nepal CAB: 144/8 in 20 overs (Padam Bahadur Badaila 0, Lok Bahadur Thapa 7, Abdul Jahid Fakir 0, Kritan Shrestha Duwal 55 n.o., Sunil Subedi Chhetri 16, Sunil Thapa Magar 2, Sovaram Dangi 4, Bikram Bahadur Rana 0, Ramesh Bahadur Baniya 18, Sunil Rana Magar 6 n.o., Abdullah Zobir 1-9, Tanzjlur Rahman 2-37, Md Faisal 2-29)

New Zealand Blindcaps: 128/9 in 20 overs (MLK McCaskill 4, JH Dunn 35, RIMTR Smith 0, BD Wilson 4, Deacun Dunn 11, GC Williamson 5, E Faapusa 3, DB McCaskill 0, SJ Donnelly 8, MA Marsh 2 ) lost to England BCEW: 129/2 in 8.2 overs (Nathaniel Gerard Foy 28, Daniel Alfred Field 7, Matthew James Page 38 n.o., Luke Jason Smith Sugg 30 n.o., Deacun Dunn 2-68)

South Africa SABC: 174/10 in 19.3 overs (Dominic Scott Adrians 15, Buhle Bhidla 4, Johan Schroeder 16, Gaolatlwe David Landry 4, Hnery Tiishetjo Masha 23, Kenneth Nkokoto Nhlanhla Mabela 40, Sonwabile Bidla 24, Marco van der Linde 4, Sergil January 8, Israel Jacques Hattingh 2, Doctor Wiilliam Malinga 2 n.o., Lindsay David Heaven 1-34, Raymond Stephen Sutton Moxly 3-28, Mark Ashik Haskett 1-30, Vaughan James Role 1-28) lost to Australia BCA:175/3 in 15.4 overs (Matthew James Cameron 15, Stephen Leo Palmer 79, Brandan Lee Young Spencer 0, Lindsay David Heaven 47 n.o., Ned Adam Charles Brewer Maiga 6 n.o., Israel Jacques Hattingh 1-35, Doctor Wiilliam Maling 2-50)

For More details please contact:

Mr. Mahantesh G K, President, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI)
Founder Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
Mobile: +91-9448365929, E-mail:
Mr. John David E, Secretary, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI)
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A Newsletter from the India China Institute at The New School
Dear Naresh Kumar Sagar,

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of India China Insights!

Below you will find more about ICI's upcoming events, updates on our research initiatives, featured articles and more, all focused on exploring the connections between the social and political transformations in India and China. In addition, we'll keep you current on new developments from The New School community and our friends and collaborators from around the globe.

In this edition: We want to wish a happy Year of the Rooster to all our Chinese friends. As always, thanks from everyone here at the India China Institute for your continued support.
The ICI Team
Qiu Zhijie, Map of Utopia, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.
Qiu Zhijie, Map of Utopia, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

Kailash Cartographies

Kailash Cartographies will feature artists from India, China, Nepal and the US who will consider this important peak in the Himalayan mountain range both as a location through which to understand issues of ecology and climate change and as a metaphorical and spiritual location that functions as a locus for grounding and identification for people who live far from the site. This exhibition is a collaboration between members of the India China Institute, Parsons AMT, the School of Media Studies and the SJDC Gallery. The exhibit is part of ICI’s ongoing Sacred Himalaya Initiative research project focused on Mount Kailash in Tibet.

To learn more about this exciting event visit our Events Calendar.


Mountains and Sacred Landscapes Conference

When: April 20-23, 2017
Where: The New School, NYC
The Mountains and Sacred Landscapes Conference (April 20-23, 2017) is now open for registration. Featured guests and speakers for this conference include Karenna Gore, Steve Paulson, David Rothenberg, Ed Bernbaum and Greg Cajete. A special talk on Himalayan Sacred Landscapes will also take place in partnership with the Rubin Museum of Art. New School faculty and students receive special registration discounts. Contact ICI for more details on how to register as a New School participant.

To learn more about the conference or to register visit the conference website.


China India Scholar-Leaders Announced

The India China Institute at The New School is pleased to introduce our first Cohort of China India Scholar-Leaders. This new Fellowship offers an intensive 18-month professional development experience for junior scholars focused on the theme of Prosperity and Inequality in India and China. The Fellows will be coming to New York City in May for a month-long academic residency. Meet our eight new Fellows and learn more about them in this highlight post.

For more details about this new Initaitive, please visit our Scholar Leaders page.


Updates from the ICI Network

The ICI network has been hard at work doing exciting research in India, China, Nepal and elsewhere in the past few months. Below are a few highlight posts from members in the ICI network. You can read all the latest posts, leave a comment, and more on our featured stories page.


Mountains Sentinels in Action

We’re excited to share a recent Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) post that featured several scholars active in the ICI network, among them professor Emily Yeh (US) and Shikui Dong (China). Read more...

L.H.M. Ling

New World Making

In her latest piece at the Huffington Post, “New World Making: China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Policy,” former ICI Fellow Lily Ling looks at China’s ambitious new “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) policy and what it means for the future of Asia. Read more...


The Gradual Decay

We are pleased to share a recent post from former India China Fellow Mahendra Lama. In his latest article in the Kathmandu Post, “The Gradual Decay,” he discusses the various political dynamics of Darjeeling tea in India and the 1951 Tea Plantation Act. Read more...

L.H.M. Ling

Colonial Fear and Desire in 2016

A second article by Professor Ling in the Huffington Post, “Colonial Fear and Desire in 2016,” raises important questions about the collapse of globalization discourse, white nationalist politics, and colonialism today.


We are excited to share a new edited book from our 3rd Cohort ICI Fellows on environmental sustainability. More details about the book are on the Springer site.

"This book represents an important contribution to understanding and promoting environmental sustainability in a millennial context in these two ‘civilizational twins'... I highly recommend this important publication to researchers, designers, planners, policy makers, students, and others who are working on environmental sustainability in China or India and worldwide."

—Nitin Desai, Former Under-Secretary General for Economic & Social Affairs, UN
We are excited to share a new publication from former ICI Postdoctoral Fellow Georgina Drew on Hinduism and the political ecology of dams in India. More details about her book can be found on the University of Arizona site.

"A remarkable book, combining rigorous analysis, original methodology, and insightful conclusions. Drew has woven the various arguments about damming the Ganges into an engaging narrative in this model of careful research and clear writing."
—Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-editor of theRoutledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology


We want to congratulate the 10th Cohort of New School students who were awarded a Starr Travel and Research Grant to support their academic engagement on India and China. Students undergo a competitive application and interview process and commit to conducting field research in India or China for a minimum of three weeks during the spring or summer. Learn more about our Student Fellows in this post.

To learn more about the Starr Student Travel and Research Grants, visit here.


The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India. More information is available online:

 For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies  (773) 702-8638. Email: Web site:

Application deadline is July 1, 2017

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Moscow, Tokyo to discuss economic cooperation on disputed islands

Russia and Japan have agreed to hold the first round of bilateral consultations on joint economic activities on a series of disputed islands in Tokyo in March, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
The agreement was reached when Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov met with his Japanese counterpart Takeo Akiba earlier in the day in Moscow.
"The parties exchanged views on the development of bilateral political dialogue, economic cooperation, and cultural and humanitarian exchanges," said a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry after the meeting.
The two diplomats also discussed Russian-Japanese cooperation in the international arena, according to the statement.
During a December visit to Japan, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the need to start consultations on joint economic activities on the disputed Pacific islands.
Russia and Japan have yet to sign a peace treaty formalizing the end of World War II due to a territorial row over the four small islands called the Southern Kurils by Russia and the Northern Territories by Japan.
The decades-old spat has hindered diplomatic and trade relations between the two countries.


Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur promoted their upcoming action adventure film 'Kung Fu Yoga' in Spice Cinemas, Noida.
The duo told about their experiences and adventures during the shoot of the film. The film is an Indo-Chinese collaboration, where Jackie Chan is playing a renowned professor of archaeologist.
Sonu Sood when asked about the title of the film said "When you think of Kung Fu the first thing that comes to your mind is China and India is famous for Yoga. So there can't be a better title than Kung Fu Yoga."
 Amyra Dastur who made her Bollywood Debut with Issaq in 2013 feels pretty excited for this film where she did a lot of stunts by herself and said 'India and China are so much similar when it come to their culture. Only the fact that there are many vegetarians in India than in China. You have to actually search for the vegetarian food in China and I being a vegetarian had to face a little problem with the food there"
She further said "Jackie Chan is like a 13 year old boy on sets who enjoys while working. He is so calm and patient. He often helped us during the shoots but I am proud that I am able to do all of the stunts by myself"
Directed by Stanley Tong, the film will be released on 3rd February 2017.

The City Of Joy gears up for “ The Million Dollar Kick”

                                                                         ~Try Outs being held in seven cities~
                                                                                       ~ The Million Dollar Kick is being promoted by Sports management company named Sports Mantra-

Kolkata, February 1, 2017: ‘ The Million Dollar Kick’, a unique talent hunt taking place across India to identify aspirants with the potential to be future NFL (National Football League) kickers. This initiative has been curated by the creators of the Million Dollar Arm, and will scout for football talent from Kolkata, a city which has a rich legacy in the sport and has produced some of the finest players in India.

The Million Dollar Kick try out will be held in Kolkata on February 2nd and 3rd at the Maidan ground, Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd, Kolkata from 9 am to 4pm. Entry for try outs will be available basis spot registration and there are no registration charges on participation .

The NFL is the biggest sporting league in the world and the Million Dollar Kick will provide an impetus for Indians aged 16 or above to try out for the  opportunity for a trial with top NFL teams to join their roster as an ‘NFL Kicker’. Just like the Million Dollar Arm’s worldwide recognition and success where an unimaginable cross link between cricket and baseball was drawn; Sports Mantra- the promoting company for The Million Dollar Kick are now exploring a similar east meets west mélange between soccer and American football. The Million Dollar arm initiative was conducted in India to find talent for Major League Baseball where Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel ended up playing for the Pittsburg Pirates in the MLB. This went to become a global story with a Hollywood movie being made on the same by Disney.

“Kolkata is the most football frenzied city in India, we can spot a football match happening in each and every corner of the city, I am really looking forward to the two-day leg of the Million Dollar Kick here and witnessing some cut throat competition amongst the participants as they try their luck to qualify for the NFL tryouts.” said Neeraj Sareen, Owner and promoter  of Sports Mantra and Million Dollar Kick.

The top qualifiers from each city gets to take part in the All India finals of Million Dollar Kick in New Delhi on the 10th and 11th of February, All the finalist will enroll in a training camp on the 10th followed by a final culmination of the event on the 11th. Top 5 to 10 kids will win an all-expense paid trip to USA, leading to trials with NFL teams and a possible NFL contract via participation in the draft. The qualifiers are taking place in several cities across the country where brilliant prospects have been scouted.

“I Feel Really Angry”

Today at 7:22

Our open letter to Trump straight to the White House.

Dear friends,
This Friday we’re taking our open letter to Trump straight to the White House.
In this time when politicians are spreading fear and hatred, we can push back with love and hope to show our leaders that people will light the way forward. Take a few minutes to write a message of hope and resistance from the heart — and we’ll have a giant wall of light displaying them outside President Trump’s window.
This is the most signed campaign in Avaaz history! Almost 5 million people from all over the world, united against hate and bigotry — send a message to the wall now and let’s offer our people light in the darkness:
With hope and love,
Iain, Emma, Risalat, Nick, and the Avaaz team

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network
 that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

BRPL 3 Hr Power Cut At 800 MW, Connected Load 10,000 MW

February02, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh
Jaitley presented scandalous budget yesterday not disclosing any Credible Data in Economic Survey also.
India made huge investment in Power Sector in last 3-5 years next only to China but Power Supply continues to be pathetic, Daily Cuts ranging from 10 seconds to 3-10 hours in Most Capital Intensive BRPL. Can Well Imagine situation in most cities, towns and villages.

Government claims to have ELECTRICIFIED Partly Funded by States just 2% or 11,000 smallest and poorest Villages in 1000 days. Which is nothing compared to Investments in power sector. 

At around 3AM power went off when demand was around 800 MW for connected load of 10,000 MW Plus which I noticed it at 3:30AM and made the complaint at 4AM and supply was restored at 6:30AM.
This Executive Summary would give an idea that Peak demand in December2016 was 151,000 MW against installed capacity of 310,000 MW round figures, average of only 122,000 MW [91BU/31/24] and minimum load of less than 100,000 MW.
While there is just 5% growth in Conventional Energy is barely 5% and Renewable by 28% which is most expensive – overall growth in demand was 6.38% or 10,000 MW. India invested in 47,535 MW of High Voltage Transformers in just April-December2016 period which could exceed 65,000 MW for FY17. So when Annual Demand Increases by 5.15% or 10,000 MW India will be adding 65,000 MW of High Voltage Transformers, 28,000 of High Voltage Transmission lines. Many-many times MV & LT Transformers & Transmission Lines.
BRPL is special – BRPL connected load is over 10,000 MW, Peak Load of about 2800 MW, average of 1600 MW and minimum of 600 MW. Almost no Contribution of Costly & Unreliable Renewable, still FREQUENT Power cuts.
Even 10 Second Cut Disrupts Power Supply to Computers, iPADs and all gadgets and consumers had to invest on UPS, Invertors or Generators, Power Conditioners, Emergency Lights etc, Even Power Distribution Switchgear is IMPACTED and 2-3 hour cut means Generators Polluting Air and Spoilage of Perishable Foods in Refrigerators. BRPL not investing in Maintenance Programs and Equipments, Engage Unqualified Staff.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 9871056471, 9718280435, 9650421857

Digital Spine For Learning – EkStep Foundation

CPR is pleased to invite you to a talk on
Digital Spine For Learning – EkStep Foundation
Friday, 3 February 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Shankar Maruwada
Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
Image: Accountability Initiative
Can we build a robust and effective digital learning platform for a readily accessible technology, like mobile phones, to improve learning outcomes in India? How can open source content and freely available digital tools help the education and skills ecosystem to develop and deliver learning to the diverse range of learners across languages, geographies, age and proficiency levels? Can we make it possible for learners of all ages to engage in anytime, anywhere learning? Is it possible to create a learning platform that makes it possible for a government school teacher in rural India to make it their own and serve their needs as much as it would the needs of a NGO focused on remedial education or a school system to address learning challenges in their environment?
The EkStep platform supports collaborative creation of interactive learning content for mathematics and language for primary level learners (teaching lessons, worksheets, games and assessments with varying concepts, pedagogies, templates). It enables the sharing of expertise, reusability of content, configuring content to learner’s contexts and will make usage data accessible to anyone (educationists, organisations, teachers, writers, schools, parents).
In this talk, Shankar Maruwada, CEO EkStep Foundation, will explore what it means to build a Digital Spine for education infrastructure that will pivot efforts to increase access to learning opportunities by amplifying ecosystem capabilities.
About the Speaker: Shankar Maruwada is the CEO and Co-founder of EkStep Foundation. Shankar is passionate about addressing social problems at scale through technology based tools. He is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with a wide range of experience working on large scale projects such as the AADHAAR, India’s national identification program, where he was the Head of Demand Generation and Marketing. Shankar pioneered data analytics in India through Marketics, a company he co-founded. He is an investor in startups and a mentor to entrepreneurs. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur.

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