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At 28 years of age, Shadab Jakati, Goan footballer turned cricketer with a monthly club
At 28 years of age,
Shadab Jakati, Goan
footballer turned
cricketer with a
monthly club income
of Rs.12,000, has
finally hit
bull’s eye. He is
namma Chennai
Super Kings’ find of
the season. Let’s
raise a toast.
A BYTE OF LIFE
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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Vol. 3
No. 83
Shadab Jakati
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SHOPPING AT TIFFANY’S
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02 NAMMA CHENNAI ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 ’Mom and I’ Courtyard Marriott have come up
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’Mom and I’

Courtyard Marriott have come up with an offer for Mother’s Day which will entitle mom to dine free at Paprika. Jackpot wheel, rapid fire contest, slogan writing contest are some events organised. The buffet are priced between Rs.645 – Rs.1245. For further details contact @ 66764000

Archer back in City

How simple is my bhelpuri!

At Madras Bhelpuri, a humble plate of bhelpuri comes with 33 different ingredients!

World renowned author and playwright Jeffrey Archer will tour India from May 11 to May 19, in collaboration with Landmark and Citibank, to share his experience on his latest book ‘Paths of Glory’. He will kick off his second visit to the country with Chennai on May 11 and will also be visiting Landmark outlets in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune and Bangalore. The ‘Landmark Jeffrey Archer Tour’ provides an opportunity for ardent fans to interact with their favourite author, who will be visiting the landmark outlets in the city on May 11. This tour will also mark a beginning to a year long tie-up between Landmark and Citibank where in Citibank cardholders will get an opportunity to meet with Jeffery Archer and avail exclusive offers from Landmark retail and online stores on a regular basis. During his Chennai visit Lord Archer will also launch the translated version of his books ‘A Twist In The Tale’ and ‘Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less’ in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

 
 
 

V. HARIPRIYA

 

haripriya@goergo.in

L ittle did M. Lingam, a native of Thanjavur, realise that the bhel- puri shop he opened in Pondy Bazaar would attract a clientele

spanning three generations. Catering to the chaat lovers of nam- ma Chennai since 1975, Madras Bhel- puri is one of the oldest shops that

started selling bhelpuri – a plate used to cost Rs. 2 then! This corner shop, located on Rajabhathar Street behind Naidu Hall, is now managed by M. Lingam and his son L. Raja. Apart from chaat items, the shop also sells

 
 

fruit

juices and fresh fruit salads.

As the evening sets in, the shop is abuzz with activity. Shopaholics, to

get

a respite from the brimming

crowds of Pondy Bazaar, head to Ma- dras Bhelpuri for a quick bite or a

glass of fresh juice. And the major at- traction is that the orders will be served in a jiffy. The hot picks are bhelpuri, samosa channa, paav bhaaji and fruit salad.

And

the secret of their tasty bhelpuri

is the 33 different ingredients they

mix

together, Raja discloses.

ingredients they mix together, Raja discloses. “Nowhere in Chennai would you get bhelpuri with 33

“Nowhere in Chennai would you get bhelpuri with 33 ingredients. The maximum they might add is 10. But we add more spices and vegetables to improve the taste,” says Raja. A plate of bhelpuri is sold for Rs. 20 here. Raja also adds that they prepare fruit juices only with mineral water and serve them in environment- friendly paper cups. “We never com- promise on hygiene and that’s the reason behind the loyal customers,” Raja smiles.

M. Lingam, owner of Madras Bhelpuri, in his shop at Pondy

Bazaar. PHOTO: S. S. KUMAR

Madras Bhelpuri

How to reach: Located on Rajabhathar Street, behind Naidu Hall Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Madras Bhelpuri How to reach: Located on Rajabhathar Street, behind Naidu Hall Timings: 10.30 a.m. to
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oh, Captain! My Captain!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Oh, Captain! My Captain! 03 Kids and Colours If you love to

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Kids and Colours

If you love to colour and if you are between the ages 5 and 15, then landmark has a treat in store for you! Celebrate World Colouring Day, with a colouring competition at Landmark, Apex Plaza, Nungambakkam between 3p.m.- 6p.m. For more details contact 42144444

Miffed with the DMDK, Kuppal G. Devados turns his ire on ‘Captain’ Vijayakant by sticking
Miffed with the DMDK, Kuppal G. Devados turns his ire on
‘Captain’ Vijayakant by sticking with the “real captain” Dhoni
PETLEE PETER
petleepeter@goergo.in
O ne Captain ignored him.
But Kuppal G.Devados,
against this move, I resigned
from the party membership and
went on to contest indepen-
dently, hoping my cricket hero
will bring me luck,” adds the
an independent candi-
54-year-old.
date contesting from
South Chennai, was quick to
shrug it off by turning to the ulti-
mate ‘Captain Cool’ M.S.Dhoni.
A former DMDK functionary,
Devados surely does not have
the consent of Dhoni to use his
images for his campaign. But
the candidate, who felt ignored
by Desiya Murpokku Dravida
Kazhagam and its founder ‘Cap-
tain’ Vijayakant, could not find
any better way of showing his
dissent.
“For this Lok Sabha election,
the party had nominated a new-
comer as its candidate for South
Chennai when there are over 30
experienced people who have
served Captain Vijayakant from
his earlier acting days. In protest
Devados’ campaign vehicle
beaming big posters of Dhoni is
turning heads wherever he goes
seeking votes inside the South
Chennai constituency.
“It is interesting to see a can-
didate taking Dhoni as his lead-
er. I think he will get a good
number of votes from cricket
fans in South Chennai,” says au-
torickshaw driver Selvam after
witnessing the campaign vehicle
in Mandaveli on Tuesday
morning.
Apart from attracting curious
crowds, this cricket-loving can-
didate claims to have gained the
support of some local cricket
teams in Mandaveli and adjoin-
ing areas.
When many candidates seek
votes from open vehicles, Deva-
dos stands different in this area
as well. Interestingly, a platform
erected in front
of his Tata Su-
mo is where he
stands and
greets prospec-
tive voters.
However,
Kuppal G. De-
vados’ election
symbol is a gas
stove, not a
cricket bat. ■
Kuppal G Devados, Independent candidate from South Chennai Constituency seen
next to his campaign vehicle beaming Dhoni’s photos at Mandaveli. (Inset) Devados
greeting people from the platform on his vehicle. PHOTOS : R_RAVINDRAN
"For this Lok Sabha election, the party had nominated
a newcomer as its candidate for South Chennai when
there are over 30 experienced people"
04 KALEIDOSCOPE ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Get a piece of history at Bubli Jamal’s shop in Spencer Plaza

a piece of history at Bubli Jamal’s shop in Spencer Plaza N ine out of 10

N ine out of 10 chances, you might have seen this shop on the 2nd floor of Spencer Plaza. The Victoria Station London clock at the shop en- trance never ceases to draw stares. If you step in

you’ll discover that it’s hardly the best thing available at Tiffany’s. The shop run by Bubli Jamal is a treasure chest of antiques from around the world – grandfather clocks, old glass lamps, pocket watches, ship instruments, gra- mophones, telephones, kerosene lamps, door knobs and crockery, to name just a few. “During 1910-20, my grandfather and father used to import things, mainly crockery. Those things have now become antique. Then, in the 1950s, the import licenc-

es were stopped,” recalls Jamal. After that, Jamal’s Corner Shop was started in Eve- ning Bazaar in Parrys, which was later shifted to Pudu- pet. The Spencer Plaza shop opened in 1993 and Jamal’s Corner Shop in Pudupet functions as the work- shop today. “My main passion is glass, especially that from the Victorian and Art Deco periods,” says Jamal. Besides original pieces, the shop also stocks a few reproductions, the aforementioned Victoria Station clock being one of them – a result of public demand for pieces that have long since gone out of production. A twin-weights grandfather clock, which needs to be wound once in eight days, occupies pride of the place. Sitting beside it is an 1880 grandfather skeletal (open-case) clock. Our conversation with Jamal is regularly punctuated by the pendulums of clocks set to different times – some- times deep-throated gongs, sometimes cuckoos popping out of windows. Another piece of interest is the coffee percolator, the mother of what we now know as the filter coffee decoc- tion maker, complete with spirit lamp, et al. Old gramophone records, porcelain from China’s Ming period and a portable gramophone are available, too. The story behind the store’s name is equally interest- ing. “Fifteen or 20 years ago, I got a Tiffany Studios lamp. I was fascinated with that piece! It was glass set in lead. I did not know it was Tiffany’s then. I discovered it only after I started studying it later. I had that lamp with me when I opened the shop. I kept it right in the middle of the shop. An Italian businessman bought it from me at a good price a couple of years later,” Jamal recalls. “If I had that lamp with me now, I will never sell it.” The shop also undertakes repair work for things old and complicated, says Jamal pointing to a customer’s pendulum clock that is now happily chiming. “I advise people not to throw things away. This is history!” Jamal says. Moreover, Jamal’s Corner Shop, the Pudupet work- shop, has now put up antique furniture for sale at cost price.

Willow-pattern crockery Tiffany’s Address: S, 20A, Phase I, 2nd floor (above Music World), Spencer Plaza,

Willow-pattern crockery

Tiffany’s

Address: S, 20A, Phase I, 2nd floor (above Music World), Spencer Plaza, 769, Anna Salai, Chenni – 600 002 Ph: 2849 2044 Store timings: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Open all days)

2044 Store timings: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Open all days) A glass, iron and brass

A glass, iron and brass kerosene lamp

8 p.m. (Open all days) A glass, iron and brass kerosene lamp Coffee Percolator Miniature mast

Coffee Percolator

Miniature mast ship Telephone
Miniature mast ship
Telephone

Twin-weight grandfather clock (left) and skeletal clock.

PHOTOS: R. RAVINDRAN

Shopping at Tiffany’s

Telephone Twin-weight grandfather clock (left) and skeletal clock. PHOTOS: R. RAVINDRAN Shopping at Tiffany’s
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Howto use an EVM, Lalustyle “Manmohan Singh has done tremendous things for the country. He
Howto use an EVM,
Lalustyle
“Manmohan
Singh has done
tremendous
things for the
country. He is
the best PM
the country
can have”
Rahul Gandhi
The Railway Minister mimicking the sound of the EVM has become a huge hit
R ashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
chief Lalu Prasad is not
just asking people to vote
for him during his cam-
as any mistake will spoil your
vote
it will cost me,” Lalu said
8
paigns, he is also giving lessons
on how to use electronic voting
machines (EVMs) in his trade-
mark rustic style with loads of
humour thrown in.
Lalu Prasad has been teaching
people how to use the EVM cor-
rectly during each of his election
meetings in Bihar’s Patliputra
constituency where he is con-
testing from.
“Listen carefully and try to
learn to use EVMs the right way
at one of his rallies.
What makes everyone listen is
his humorous way of explaining
things.
With a dummy EVM in hand,
Lalu said in Hindi: “Machinwa
ko sahi se dekhna, bagal se khu-
lega aur sahi se lalten par daba-
na, tab machinwa bolega
peen-peen, agar nahin bola to
samjho dal mein kuch kala
hain.” When translated, it
means: “See the machine care-
fully and when it is unlocked,
you press the button near the
lantern (RJD’s symbol). It will
then say ’peen-peen’ and if
doesn’t then there is something
wrong.”
“Lalu’s style to explain the use
of EVM to voters is unmatched
like his overall campaign. We are
impressed by him,” said Bishnu
Razak, resident of a village near
Maner. RJD MP Ramkirpal Ya-
dav, who accompanied Lalu on
his campaign, said he has man-
aged to create voting awareness
among the poor and illiterate in
rural areas.
“Unlike other politicians, La-
lu-ji is the only leader who is
educating and motivating voters
to vote the right way,” he said.
“Lalu’s crowd-pulling ability
and his charismatic image are
evident during the campaign,”
said Modassar Alam of Alba col-
ony in Phulwarisharief.
Apart from using the popular
Bhojpuri dialect, Lalu Prasad al-
so never fails to identify himself
as being one amongst the villag-
ers by recalling his humble be-
ginnings, chewing tobacco and
covering his head with a cotton
towel to beat the scorching heat.
IANS
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ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009
06 VILLAGE ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Wife woes A Florida cop has been forced to
06 VILLAGE ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Wife woes A Florida cop has been forced to

Wife woes

A Florida cop has been forced to resign after his vehicle was stolen and taken for a joyride - by his wife and mother- in-law.

Lopez struggling to lose weight Free Bruni  

Lopez struggling to lose weight

Free Bruni

 

CDs spark

Singer Jennifer Lopez says she is struggling to lose her fat after giving birth to twins. The 39-year-old, who gave birth to twins Max and Emme last February, had gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy. “It is so funny! Once I gave birth, I dropped 30 pounds immediately and then the next 20 pounds came off right away. But I am still struggling to lose that last 10 pounds,” femalefirst.co.uk reported Lopez as saying.

IANS

outrage

A initiative to give away thousands of Carla Bruni CDs for free to promote exports

A

initiative to give away thousands of Carla Bruni CDs for free to promote exports has sparked an outrage in France amid plummeting popularity of President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom she married last year. The album will be dispatched to admirers of the former Italian supermodel-turned-pop singer with wine and cheese vouchers. Even as the government insists the initiative is aimed at pushing international food and drink sales, there is growing anger at the manner in which it seeks to promote the wife of the French President, the Daily Telegraph reported.

French taxpayers are outraged that up to 1 million pounds

French government

Obama is best brand on earth

Obama is best brand on earth

US President Barack Obama has been made to sound more like a brand than a President by his White House Social Secretary. Desiree Rogers made him sound like a product in an interview with the Wall Street Journal magazine. “We have the best brand on earth: the Obama brand Our possibilities are endless,” the New York Post quoted her as telling the magazine. She went on to further explain that like all brands, Obama brand has a “crown jewel,” and that crown jewel is the White House.

of

their money has been transferred to marketing agency

Sopexa to plug the Italian-born singer’s songs, the report said.

ANI

ANI
   

PTI

Rihanna reunites with ex-beau

It seems that pop star Rihanna has finally moved over Chris Brown and the assault controversy as the singer has reunited with her former sweetheart Negus Sealy. The Umbrella singer is said to have dated 24-year-old Sealy when she was a teenager and is now rumoured to have rekindled the romance after breaking up with Brown, News of the World reported. “Negus was a shoulder to cry on. He’s a really smart guy - clever, good looking, very cool. All the girls adore him. He and Rihanna were seeing each other before she hit the big time,” a source told the newspaper.

the girls adore him. He and Rihanna were seeing each other before she hit the big
 

PTI

Bank teaches rich kids how to stay rich

W ealth managers at Bank of Montreal kept hearing the same things from Canada’s richest fam-

ilies: Help me! My kids know noth- ing about money and will squander the family fortunes. Two years later, the one-day seminar aimed at the grown chil- dren of what the bank calls its “high net worth families” has a waiting list, and is taking to the road to teach heirs and heiresses across Canada how to manage their money. “Word has gotten out about the program,” said Jean Blacklock, vice-president of wealth services

at Canada’s fourth-largest bank.

“Our competitors are not offering

and parents

are very happy to see how excited their children were after attending the seminar.” “Levels of interest vary,” admit- ted Jim Davies, the New-York based expert who teaches the day- long course. “You get one who says: ’I play the guitar and draw, and my father told me I have to go to this or he’d cut me off’.” The code word for the seminar is discretion. Blacklock declined to name clients, saying only that parents have a net worth of at least C$500,000 - the average is C$1.8

anything similar

million ($1.5 million). She said it is frequently a family affair. “Siblings often come together, or we have cousin combinations,” Blacklock explained. Students, who typically range in age from 18 to 25 but can be as young as 14, have been ushered away to lunch and away from pry- ing eyes, part of the ultra-discreet service the bank offers its best cus- tomers. The seminar, complete with hot breakfast, warm cookies at the break and lamb at lunch, is free - though Blacklock said the bank does manage to recoup some of the costs.

Reuters

break and lamb at lunch, is free - though Blacklock said the bank does manage to
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Italian tips

Venice is getting makeover tips from big- wigs in Middlesbrough - parts of the Italian city are so run down officials have decided they need to take action.

The baby who needs

3,000

calories a day

A 16-month-old Brit baby has to be fed 3,000 calories every day to help her survive.

Tot Agatha Holloway, who al- most died when she was born three months before her time, had been ordered to have a mas- sive feast on a daily basis to help her catch up with the weight of other kids. The youngster, who weighed just 3lbs 11oz at birth, is surprisingly still small for her age at less than 17 pounds. Her man-sized diet includes high-calorie prescription milk, clotted cream, full fat butter, high fat roasted meats, choco- lates so that she reaches the 3,000-calorie mark - 500 extra than the recommended daily in- take for a grown man. Mom Samantha, a manage- ment consultant, revealed her daily struggle to feed the tot, who suffered a string of health problems in her first few months. “It’s hard and it goes against

in her first few months. “It’s hard and it goes against your natural instincts as a

your natural instincts as a moth- er, but it has to be done,” the Mirror quoted her as saying. “I have to feed her up, but I would never give her fast food. We have to find healthy but high-calorie meals. I never use ready meals because they are full of salt, which is bad,” she added. The 35-year-old mother con- tinued: “We used to weigh her bib before each meal, and then afterwards to calculate how much food was wasted. If she hadn’t eaten enough, we had to keep trying throughout the day. Now she’s eating more for her- self, and is drinking from a cup and straw.” A paediatric dietician at Agatha’s hospital in Surrey said:

“Some children do need extra calories to help them grow. But it is important that they have a balanced diet which can be forti- fied with extra fats.”

ANI

diet which can be forti- fied with extra fats.” ■ ANI Ronaldo to buy a bus
diet which can be forti- fied with extra fats.” ■ ANI Ronaldo to buy a bus
Ronaldo to buy a bus
Ronaldo
to buy a bus

F ootball ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo is buying a red dou-

ble-decker bus to impress his nieces and nephews. The Man- chester United winger marvels at the London buses when he’s with his team in the capital. And driv- ing a slow bus might be just the job for him, The Daily Star reports. Ronaldo wants to convert a bus into a play palace for his nieces and nephews when they visit. He plans to drive them around the countryside near his home. The 120,000 pounds-a-week player will keep it in the back gar- den of his four million pound mansion. Ronaldo revealed his plan to a Portuguese newspaper,

saying: “For me the sight of the red London buses is what my first thoughts of England were.” “My nieces and nephews would love to play on one, so I’m going to buy one for them,” he added. Pals say Ronaldo, 24, is looking to splash out around 10,000 pounds and perhaps more to kit it out. His neighbours in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, joked it would be just like 70s TV comedy On The Buses, starring Reg Varney. “We’ve heard Cristiano wants to buy a bus, which will be a first for this area. We’ve been joking that he’ll be able to give us a lift to the shops, but I doubt he’ll drive it much,” said one local.

ANI

Striped Troika Circus trainer Frederic Edelstein holds three of four tiger cubs born in April

Striped Troika

Striped Troika Circus trainer Frederic Edelstein holds three of four tiger cubs born in April at

Circus trainer Frederic Edelstein holds three of four tiger cubs born in April at the Pinder circus in the southern French city of Marseille. The cubs were born to two females, Penelope and Lea, and a male called Moise. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN

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ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009
08 SPORT ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 SLC appoints security consultant Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has

SLC appoints security consultant

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed a retired major general as its security consultant following the attack on the national team in Lahore in March. “Due to the global security threats and after the sequence of unfortunate incidents that the Sri Lankan team had to face, it is imperative that Sri Lanka Cricket is well equipped with the necessary tools in order to prevent such actions from taking place in the future,” the SLC said in a statement. “Therefore, Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to appoint Major General (Retd) Lawrence Fernando as the Security Consultant, effective May 1.”

Mallya bats for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore are slowly climbing the charts with some
Mallya bats for his team
Royal Challengers Bangalore are slowly climbing
the charts with some scintillating performances
and its elated owner Vijay Mallya claimed the
team has the potential to
win the second Indian
Premier League. “All I can
say is, we have the talent
and determination to play
well and if that takes us
to winning this
tournament, then I will be
the happiest main in the
world,” said Mallya, owner
of the team that finished
the inaugural season as
second from bottom. With
three wins on the trot, the Royal Challengers are
on an upward swing and Mallya felt it would be
unwise to write off anyone in this format of the
game.
“Don’t underestimate those who are losing.
Even those teams which have been winning all
their games will lose as the law of averages will
come into play. Yes, we lost a few matches and
now we have bounced back. Now we are
motivated and will try to keep the momentum
going,” he said. The industrialist was happy the
manner in which his side decimated Mumbai
Indians on Sunday. “I think beating Mumbai by
nine wickets in 18 overs and scoring 150 runs for
one wicket is a great performance. I think all of
us are really proud of our squad. We got
everything right for the third time in a row. And
this means that we can do it,” Mallya said.
AIFF announces
national probables
27 probables to attend national camp in Delhi from June 22
ERGO CORRESPONDENT
feedback@goergo.in
T he All-India Football Federation has
announced the list of 27 probables
for the Asian Cup in 2011. The first
camp under the supervision of na-
PTI
Man U make record bid
for Ribery
Manchester United have offered Bayern Munich
70 million Euros for French midfielder Franck
Ribery, in a deal which would set a new world
record, the Guardian newspaper reported on
Tuesday. The offer, which would better the 66
million Euros transfer fee paid by Real Madrid
for Zinedine Zidane in 2001, would be
conditional on the
sale of Manchester
United winger
Cristiano Ronaldo to
Real Madrid, it said.
The report came
after Ribery last
week threatened to
quit the German
giants unless they
qualify for the
Champions League
next season, as the
defending
Bundesliga
champions struggle
to defend their title. The German club, which
has long ruled out letting Ribery go, last
weekend hinted it could sell the 26-year-old
former Marseille star, who has been at Bayern
since July 2007. But the clubs reported as
possible new homes have so far been Barcelona
tional coach Bob Haughton will be held in
Delhi from June 22 to July 7.
Although the federation has scrapped
the ambitious Vision 2011 project for the
Asian Cup in Qatar due to the lack of
funds, the players are expected to be tied
up with long preparatory camps till the
tournament. Earlier, AIFF in consultation
with its coach had decided to take all na-
tional probables on its roll, paying them
salaries according to their market value.
But an estimated expenditure of Rs. 40
crore in two years has dissuaded the feder-
ation bosses and they have opted for “Plan
B”.
According to latest reports the team will
travel either to Portugal or Spain directly
from the conditioning camp for a month
long stint. The team will be playing friend-
ly matches against club sides there, before
taking part in the Nehru Cup in the capital
from 19-31 August. Further camps and
friendly games will follow throughout the
year and ultimately all the selected players
will be given a short contract from 15 June,
2010 till 31 January, 2011. During this
point all the national players will be de-
barred from playing for club sides and will
be placed in a residential camp.
Although only 27 players have been
called in the first phase, more are expected
to be called in if needed. The announce-
ment will help the I-League clubs to work
on their recruitment policy as most clubs
are set to lose the services of the national
players for a good part of the season. East
Bengal with six players has the most num-
ber of players in the probables list followed
by Mohun Bagan and Dempo. Both have
five players each in the released list.
CAPTAIN
Probables:
COURAGEOUS:
Baichung Bhutia
PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL
and Real Madrid.
GOALKEEPERS: Arindam Bhattacharya,
Subrata Pal, Subhashish Roy Choudhary.
DEFENDERS: Govin Singh, Gourmangi
Singh, Mahesh Gawli, Samir Naik, Surku-
mar Singh, Anwar Ali, Deepak Mondal, NS
Manju, N Mohanraj, Rakesh Masih.
MIDFIELDERS: Anthony Pereira, Clif-
ford Miranda, Climax Lawrence, Mehar-
juddin Wadao, Syed Rahim Nabi, Renedy
Singh, Baldip Singh, Jagpreet Singh, NP
Pradeep, Steven Dias.
FORWARDS: Sunil Chettri, Sushil Singh,
Bhaichung Bhutia and Abhishek Yadav. ■
AFP
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‘‘ I played football in school. I became interested in cricket by watching flood-lit tennis-ball cricket I Margao. When I was selected (for IPL), I wondered how the international players

would be. But the dressing room atmosphere has been very good.

Shadab Jakati

dressing room atmosphere has been very good. Shadab Jakati Turning it on AYON SENGUPTA ayon@goergo.in A

Turning it on

AYON SENGUPTA ayon@goergo.in A forward with a lethal left-foot for his college side, Shadab Ja-
AYON SENGUPTA
ayon@goergo.in
A forward with a lethal left-foot
for his college side, Shadab Ja-
kati is now getting batsmen in a
tangle with his loop and guile in
the ongoing Indian Premier League in
South Africa.
The Goan left-armer has picked up
eight wickets in three games for
Chennai Super Kings, overshadowing
even Muttiah Muralitharan. A regular
with the Goan Ranji Trophy side
for the past five seasons, Jaka-
ti has always been a con-
sistent performer for
his state and
South Zone.
With
1,230
first-

class runs and 103 wickets, he is one of the most prolific performers for Goa. And whoever knows him is not surprised with his sudden tryst with fame. “Five seasons back, he was picked to play for one of the Lancash- ire League sides in England and ever since he has been a regular there. That stint helped him a lot,” says P.S. Sandhu, a former Ranji Trophy player for Goa. “He has been a regular per- former for both Goa and South Zone at all age level and I think every crick- et administrator in South knew about his potential.” Sandhu, who is also secretary of the Salgaocar Sports Club, was responsi- ble to unearth Jakati’s talent in the football crazy land. “He hails from a middle class family and his dad Bash- ir Jakati was a scrap metal dealer. Like all the youngsters in Goa, Jakati too was hooked into football and was a regular forward for MES College of Arts And Commerce in Vasco,” he recalls. “He came to our nets when he was 14 and had the duty of picking up the balls. Once we were missing few of our net bowlers and I asked Sha- dab to roll his arms. He was a natural and was picked for Sal- gaocar’s second team when he was 15. At 17, he was inducted into our first team and has been a regular since. It was only then that he started taking cricket seriously.” A contracted player with Salgaocar, who are the current Goa Super League champions, he is one of the few professional players in the state

A footballer turned cricketer from Goa, Shabad Jakati has become the trump card of Chennai Super Kings in IPL2

and earns Rs. 12,000 a month from his club. “Compared to cricketers el- sewhere and also our footballers he is earning peanuts but his perseverance has paid off,” Sandhu says. Former Indian fast bowler and Goa Ranji Trophy team coach Dodda Ga- nesh too speaks highly of his ward. “He is naturally very aggressive and is always attacking. Even after he was heaved for a six by the West Indian (Dwayne Smith) in last night’s game he still kept on tossing the ball and was rewarded ultimately.” For now Goans are enjoying Jakati’s stint in South Africa and according to Sandhu, bars at the beach front are tuning into IPL games, leaving aside their regular dose of European foot- ball. Chennai too is not complaining.

GOAN WIZARD: Shadab Jakati of Chennai Super Kings bowls during their IPL Twenty20 match against Deccan Chargers at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium in East London on Monday. PHOTO: AFP

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ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009
10 FLICK ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 The key to beauty Julia Roberts says that the
10 FLICK ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 The key to beauty Julia Roberts says that the

The key to beauty

Julia Roberts says that the key to staying beautiful is always to be looking at someone who loves you. The 41-year-old actress has three kids 3-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 1-year-old son, Henry, with husband Danny Moder. And Roberts insists all of them make her look beautiful.

A Rolling Stone gathers Rahman A.R. Rahman to team up with Mick Jagger A .R.
A Rolling Stone
gathers Rahman
A.R. Rahman to team up
with Mick Jagger
A .R. Rahman has reportedly
teamed up with former Roll-
ing Stones member Mick Jag-
ger for a song.
Apart from Rahman, Jagger and
singer Joss Stone have also roped
in rapper-actor Nas and Jamaican
musician Bob Marley’s sons Da-
mian and Stephen for the song.
According to thesun.co.uk,
they have come together to
work on a song that will be is-
sued on the United Nation’s In-
ternational Day of Peace that
falls on September 21.
“Joss and Mick hit it off when
they worked with producer
Dave Stewart on the Alfie
soundtrack, so were keen to
collaborate again. When this
project was suggested they
were keen to get on board, es-
pecially considering the glitter-
ing cast of other musicians
involved,” a source said. ■
IANS
Mulder almost lost Terminator needs no Schwarzenegger, says Bale his Scully B ritish actor Christian
Mulder
almost lost
Terminator needs no
Schwarzenegger, says Bale
his Scully
B ritish actor Christian Bale says Arnold
Schwarzenegger is no longer relevant to
A ctor Gillian
Anderson has

ANI

is no longer relevant to A ctor Gillian Anderson has ANI the Terminator movie franchise. The
is no longer relevant to A ctor Gillian Anderson has ANI the Terminator movie franchise. The

the Terminator movie franchise. The Terminator Salvation star who stars in the forthcoming instalment of the sci-fi series insists the new blockbuster is dramatically different from when the 61-year-old actor- turned-politician played the title character in 1984, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “Terminator 2 is the original nightmare of just being pursued that everyone has, by somebody who just will not stop, never stops, doesn’t give up. When you’ve got someone who looked like Schwarzenegger coming after you, it made a big difference. But nowadays, it wouldn’t really – we’ve seen so many guys who imitated him and it just became a little passé,” he said. “The franchise doesn’t need him now because you can’t just keep re-hashing the same plot. Yes, Terminator is known for having this one singular figure of villainy that is constantly pursuing but how many times can you keep on doing it?” he added.

IANS

revealed that she nearly waved goodbye to her job on cult TV show The X-Files after getting pregnant. The 40-year-old, who plays FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the American series, said had it not been for her onscreen chemistry with co-star David

Duchovny, she would have been sacked. “They would have loved to have punished me but realised there was steam picking up,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying. “I thought they were overreacting but now I see it from their perspective. I would have been bloody p**sed if I had been them and had cast a girl, against my better judgement, who got pregnant after the first season,” she added.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard wed

The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal and actor Peter Sarsgaard got married over the weekend in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy, People.com reported on Monday. “We are happy to confirm that Maggie and Peter were married on Saturday, May 2,” her rep said in a statement. Among the guests were the actress’ younger brother, Jake Gyllenhaal, and his girlfriend, Reese Witherspoon.

DPA

Jake Gyllenhaal, and his girlfriend, Reese Witherspoon. DPA 11 A fter his last directorial venture, Yuvvraaj,

11

A fter his last directorial venture, Yuvvraaj, failed at the box office, Subhash Ghai is
A fter his last directorial venture, Yuvvraaj, failed at the box office, Subhash Ghai is now set
for his first production of the year – Paying Guest – which he says is based on a humorous
Cine City
play that ran for two years in the US, Britain and the UAE.
“Paying Guest is an out-and-out comedy based on a play of the same name and directed
by Paritosh Painter. It ran for two years in the US, UK and UAE. Now the movie too is being
directed by the director of the play,” says Ghai.
The multi-starrer revolves around five close friends who stay together in Dubai and is set to
hit screens next month.
“In a comedy film like this, you really need genuinely talented actors rather than only a star
who has a sale value. So we decided on Shreyas (Talpade), Javed Jaffery, Ashish Chowdhary,
Celina (Jaitley), Neha Dhupia and so on,” he says.
Ghai, whose production house Mukta Arts Pvt. Ltd. has produced successful films like Aitraaz
and Iqbal among others, says his banner believes in churning out films of all budgets and
genres.
“For example, we produced Aitraaz, 36 China Town and Yuvvraaj with big budgets and Iqbal,
Apna Sapna Money Money and Black and White as small budget movies,” Ghai says.
Ghai has planned five more productions this year including Right Yaa Wrong, Hello Darling
and three new projects to be launched soon. ■
IANS
Ghai
says
‘Hi!’
Priyamani on Maxim cover
to
National Award winning actress Priyamani joins the
list of south indian heroines Asin and Shriya Saran,
to model on the cover of the gloss magazine
Maxim. Sources say that the bikini act she did for
the Telugu flick Drona might be the reason for the
offer from the magazine. And the actress is said to
have consented to do it. Priyamani is currently
doing Mani Ratnam’s Ravan.
comedy
Jeeva to do
double act
Actor Jeeva, who made
his debut in Tamil with
his father
R.B.Choudary’s film
Aasai Aasaiya will be
doing a dual role in his
upcoming flick Singam
Puli. This is the first
time the actor is doing
a double act. The movie directed by Sai Ramani
has Divya Spandana as the female lead. His last
release Siva Manasula Sakthi was a hit.
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Writers Club ARE WE? HAARIKA PURUSHOTTAM Infosys My little son was hopping beside me and
Writers Club
ARE WE?
HAARIKA PURUSHOTTAM
Infosys
My little son was hopping beside
me and I was trying to persuade
him into walking. As we were
walking I got lost in my
thoughts. Five years back the
same day I was in the hospital, it
was the birth of my little son –
the first and the last. He had
been my only hope and in these
five years I was walking my way
breaking all mental barriers and
thoughts in this wide world. I
wanted my son to be happy but
here I was finding it difficult
even to make both ends meet.
The best thing about kids is
that is easy to make them happy.
Little things make them happy
but as they grow it becomes re-
ally difficult to handle them.
“Muma” I shook from my
thoughts and looked at him. He
had a smile on his face that had
put me on track all these years;
he was the reason why I was
alive.
“Yes dear!”
“Where are we going?”
“To the Temple ma…”
“Why?”
“…to get the blessings of the
lord.”
“For…?”
“Mummy why isn’t there many
people on the road?”
“Curfew.”
“What?”
“Ah… Umm
It’s a law laid by
to get our land back so that we
could bury the many dead in
this war for land.
She held my sons hand and
said, “I wish you LIVED in this
world.”
She was no more. My tears fell
with a thud on that soil where
people were shedding blood; I
knew this soil would not be sat-
isfied with drops of tears when
the government to detain people
from walking on the roads at
certain times”
“Why?”
“Security issues…”
“What…?”
I did not have an answer. “You
are too small for this.”
He scowled and turned away.
There was a big BLAST.
We heard gunshots and then
there was a big bang.
We rushed to the building
nearby that was remains of the
recent war. A city that was so ve-
ry beautiful then turned into
battlefield.
Those days they fought for
their country as it was sweet and
fitting to die for one’s country.
But today, there is nothing sweet
or fitting in your death; we die
like a dog for no good reason.
The very look in my son’s eyes
showed me he was shocked to
the core and terrified. I did not
know how I could console him,
all this while we have been feed-
ing it with floods of blood.
I
was crying for a woman I had
no relationship with, for a soul
that was not mine. Five years
back, this same day I lost Akash
to this thirst-for-blood-war.
The same day I was gifted with
Subash.
All this while I forgot Sub-
ash… I turned to him and he
was in a state of confusion.
I
put my hand on his cheeks
and kissed him on forehead and
said, “She is fast asleep.”
He seemed relieved. He
peeped out and asked, “Why
there is so much of commotion
ma? Why are so many dead?”
“Today is Independence day
son… that’s the reason.”
“Means…?”
but I knew I had to.
“Subash, there is nothing to
worry dear. You’re safe.”
He looked into my eyes and in
It
made me wonder at the way
he went on questioning but then
I realized, that for a child there
were no seven wonders but sev-
enty thousand…
“So that you can live longer”
“Live and do what?”
a confused state, asked me, “Am
I?” I had no the answer but I just
nodded with a fake smile. I was
regrouping my senses and was
trying to tell myself that we
would be safe. But I knew the
answer abruptly.
I
wasn’t prepared for this
question… To any other grown
up, living long is more than
enough and they need no reason
for that. They just want to live
longer but my little son wanted a
reason.
After a short pause I looked at
him and with love in my eyes,
said, “Serve the people dear.”
He looked at me and I was ex-
pecting him to ask how but I got
no more questions from him.
The road was quiet- as usual.
Suddenly I saw a women be-
side me fall with a thud. I was
shocked; she was bleeding, “I
will get some help.”
In a faint voice she said,
“From whom?”
“From… From…” I did not
know from whom, everybody
was busy saving the land by kill-
ing people. She looked at me
and said, “Let them fight I need
some land to bury me.” How go-
ry…
We were fighting for a war
with no cause; we were fighting
“60 years back we got our In-
dependence the same day, we
have every right to do what we
want, and we can go where we
want to. We can be ourselves
son. That’s what is meant by
saying we are Independent.”
In a state of confusion he
peeped outside and looking at
the empty road he asked, “Are
we…?”
I had no an answer, I was
searching within myself and
fumbling with my thoughts. I
was at loss for words.
Suddenly my son fell down
with a thud. The worst had hap-
pened; I saw a bullet shot on my
sons head. He still held that
smile that had kept me going all
this while.
Today 15-August-2008 (a year
later) when I went back to the
same building where I and my
son had taken refuge, the same
building where I lost my son, I
sat there to get the feel of my
son. I tried answering the ques-
tions that my son asked but fi-
My son looked at me and asked,
nally ended up asking myself,
“ARE WE?”
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Ganesarajah of Birlasoft has nominated his batchmates as Partners in Crime. This pic was clicked
Ganesarajah of Birlasoft has nominated his batchmates as Partners in Crime. This pic was clicked

Ganesarajah of Birlasoft has nominated his batchmates as Partners in Crime. This pic was clicked at Mahabalipuram

as Partners in Crime. This pic was clicked at Mahabalipuram Jayakumar N. from Financial Software Systems

Jayakumar N. from Financial Software Systems (P) Ltd. has nominated his DCMS Team as Partners in Crime. This pic was clicked at their office during Diwali Celebration.

pic was clicked at their office during Diwali Celebration. Neetha from Hexaware Technologies, Ambattur, has

Neetha from Hexaware Technologies, Ambattur, has nominated her friends Lakshmi, Kavitha and Lavanya as Partners in Crime.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 13 Rebina Basheer of Wi- pro has been nomi- nated as Office
Rebina Basheer of Wi- pro has been nomi- nated as Office Angel by Priya Dharsini.
Rebina Basheer of Wi- pro has been nomi- nated as Office Angel by Priya Dharsini.

Rebina Basheer of Wi- pro has been nomi- nated as Office Angel by Priya Dharsini.

She is a very polite, humble, friendly and easy-going person. She makes a world of frolic and fun for us. She is famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless performers.

Arul Mathi C. from TCS doodled this
Arul Mathi C. from TCS doodled this
1. Kuraikkira Naayi Kadikkaadhu.! Yean Theriyumaa.? Rendu velaiyaiyum Orey nearathula adhaala seiyya mudiyaad- hilla

1. Kuraikkira Naayi Kadikkaadhu.! Yean Theriyumaa.? Rendu velaiyaiyum Orey nearathula adhaala seiyya mudiyaad- hilla adhaan.

2. Man: Swamiji ulagam en ipdi suthudhu…? Swamiji: oru quarter thanni adichaa manushanae suthum boadhu, 3quarter thanni irukura ulagam en sutha koodadhu?

Yuvaraj,

CSS Corp

irukura ulagam en sutha koodadhu? Yuvaraj, CSS Corp     ■ Dear Minu , Belated Wishes
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Dear Minu,

Belated Wishes

 

My wife and Dearest Friend of mine, You are such a wonderful person,

a Gift to me from God.

Hi Arun KS

I

Love you so much.

May this special day be filled with sweet memories and happy hours. Wishing you

all the fun and excitement that only birthdays can bring!

cherish every moment with you. On this birthday,

I

I

wish you to be happy Always,

as you have made my entire life happy by your presence. Many Many Happy Returns of the Day dear

 

With Cheers, NS Nainar, Coastal Training Technologies India

Dear D. Deepalakshmi(ND),

 

Your ever loving Husband Jom (Wipro) with our adorable son Ryan

Many many Happy return of the day. (Y)our Dream soon in real life. U live

long healthy and Happy life.

 

D.Nallathambi, Wipro

Hi Akash Kutty,

Welcome to step into the beautiful second year. God blesses you for giving happiness in the remaining years. Wish you a very happy birthday!!!!

Dear Jai,

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your

years."

 

Wishing You Many More HaPpY

 

With Luv Nethra, Hema, Anand

Re"TuRn"Z of the Day

 

!

 

Vijay with SIT Team, i-nautix

the Day   !   Vijay with SIT Team, i-nautix Tuesday’s Query: What according to you
the Day   !   Vijay with SIT Team, i-nautix Tuesday’s Query: What according to you

Tuesday’s Query:

What according to you is the most compelling reason to vote in the

upcoming

polls?

It’s one of my basic rights

Lok

Sabha

Sunil, TCS-eserve, Guna, Verizon

Office-a cut adika thaan

Sivanandam, TCS-eserve

To ensure that I’m above 18 yrs of

age and have the right to vote

Lexsminarayanan, TCS-eserve, Dhananjayan, Scope International

To show my parents I’m not a kid 2

hold hands

Guru Prasad Allsec

There is no reason that one should

not vote. Being a citizen of this country is enough reason that everyone should vote

Vijayachakravarthy Infosys, Senthyl, Cognizant

Passion for making difference

Saranya M., Cognizant

The reason is I’m a citizen

Ramya Jayaseelan, Cognizant

To ensure that cashless votes are

also registered

CP.Rajesh, Allsec

It’s interesting to choose the best

among the worst

Ramesh Wipro

Voting is no compulsion. Every Indian

must vote. Indian constitution should

be rewritten to make voting mandatory. Any constituency that records less than 60% votes should be totally ignored from any form of development and government services

Prakash Srivatsan, HCL

To stop terrorism and scams

Anantha Padmanabhan.TM, TCS

To make sure I choose the candidate

and not a goon. I don’t want my rights to be used by any individual who is not authorised

David Finny, Allsec

India also needs a change

Haroon, Technosoft

We want effective Lok Sabha which

will focus everything in all aspects

Vicky, Technosoft

Today’s Query:

Do you think CSK is fielding the best 11 it could? If you were a super selector, what advice would you give Dhoni?

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ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009
14 TRAFFIC JAM ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Walk like a lady Men have stepped into
14 TRAFFIC JAM ERGO Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Walk like a lady Men have stepped into

Walk like a lady

Men have stepped into women’s shoes for once - literally. Locals have been racing in stilettos in a high heeled running festival in China.

R. Annamalai from Standard Chartered- Scope International has shot this picture in Chidambaram using his
R. Annamalai from Standard Chartered- Scope International has shot this picture in Chidambaram using his
R. Annamalai from Standard Chartered- Scope International has shot this picture in Chidambaram using his

R. Annamalai from Standard Chartered- Scope International has shot this picture in Chidambaram using his Panasonic FZ-8 camera. Hobbies:

Photography,

animation

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Sat Nav supermarket

British supermarkets are set to introduce satellite navigation gadgets - to help pensioners find their way around supermarkets.

Word’s worth

Kenspeckle (ken-spek-uhl), a Scottish word meaning ‘conspicuous, easily recognizable’. The origin is not precisely known, but it may be related to a Swedish word meaning ‘quick at recognizing people or things.’

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BORN LOSER
BORN LOSER
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WORKING IT OUT
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ISSUE’S

SOLUTIONS

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ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Today’s astral energy will help you remain focused on

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Today’s astral energy will help you remain focused on your

Today’s astral energy will help you remain focused on your work. But afternoon clouds of confusion may block your thinking. Get creative in matters of the heart, says Ganesha. Play with words to convey your feelings to your sweetheart.

TAURUS APRIL 21 - MAY 20

No single mood will rule your attitude today. You will express your views strongly, with your confidence reaching sky-high. But as the sun sets,your feelings to your sweetheart. TAURUS APRIL 21 - MAY 20 so will your resolution. Ignoring

so will your resolution. Ignoring your sweetheart

may create trouble for you later, warns Ganesha.

GEMINI MAY 21 - JUNE 20

for you later, warns Ganesha. GEMINI MAY 21 - JUNE 20 It will be only sometime

It will be only sometime later in the afternoon that

you will be able to gather your focus at work. Use more logic in your thinking and see where the day takes you. On the relationship front, love will blossom even after your partner catches you flirting.

CANCER JUNE 21 - JULY 20

partner catches you flirting. CANCER JUNE 21 - JULY 20 Today’s astral configuration is going to

Today’s astral configuration is going to make you take chances with your luck. Don’t waste time after fruitless pursuits. Ganesha doesn’t foresee much

comfort in your personal life. You are likely feel hurt

if your partner raises doubts about your integrity.

LEO JULY 21 - AUG 20

raises doubts about your integrity. LEO JULY 21 - AUG 20 The day will find you

The day will find you rather busy at the workplace. Find solutions to perplexing technical errors by using your logic. At the love front, you will be able to fulfill your desire to be with your darling and this will surely cheer you up.

VIRGO AUG 21 - SEPT 20

and this will surely cheer you up. VIRGO AUG 21 - SEPT 20 Today’s celestial energies

Today’s celestial energies will bless you with logical powers, which you can use to solve complex problems at the workplace. You can also do some R&D. Giving a cold shoulder to your lover isn’t going to work in your favour, says Ganesha.

LIBRA SEPT 21 - OCT 20

work in your favour, says Ganesha. LIBRA SEPT 21 - OCT 20 Today’s planetary energies will

Today’s planetary energies will give you that extra dexterity to solve problems. Everyone will find your advice very valuable. With love being the first thing on your mind, you will call it a day sooner than usual and rush into the arms of your companion.

SCORPIO OCT 21 - NOV 20

into the arms of your companion. SCORPIO OCT 21 - NOV 20 Things may not go

Things may not go well today, says Ganesha. You need to focus all your energies on the work you do. Prudence is the key here. You must make compromises and adjustments if you want a smooth sailing in your love life.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 21 - DEC 20

sailing in your love life. SAGITTARIUS NOV 21 - DEC 20 A good day as far

A good day as far as personal life is concerned.

With a deepening sense of understanding in your relationship, you will be drawn to your partner. Postponing an important assignment in office will help you balance your tasks.

CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 20

will help you balance your tasks. CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 20 Slow down your pace!

Slow down your pace! The day doesn’t present the best time to take major decisions as your thoughts remain clouded and you may miss an important point. You may have a pleasurable experience in your love life, but emotional control is a must.

AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 20

but emotional control is a must. AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 20 Your energy to find

Your energy to find creative solutions to professional problems will come to the fore. Stars are in your favour in the second half of the day. The innovative ways in which you will express your love to your sweetheart will add bliss to your personal life.

PISCES FEB 21 - MARCH 20

add bliss to your personal life. PISCES FEB 21 - MARCH 20 You will be in

You will be in a rather subdued mood. You are just not in the right frame of mind to handle important tasks at work. So, it’s best to avoid them. If you are willing to compromise, you will be able to strengthen your ties with your beloved.

Predictions by Bhavesh N. Pattni

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