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A Hole in the Pocket

While the Re 1 coin is enlarged to the height of an average Indian and covered in black lead, the lenticular prints flip between two overlaid ‘found texts’.On one hand, women are worshiped as goddesses, and, on the other, there is so much discrimination against them.

Potholes remain in BMC area, imported filling material exhausted

Civic activists have questioned the corporation’s priorities, pointing out that the quantity of the imported filling material was clearly not enough and the BMC could have purchased more, since a large number of potholes have been left attended.Two kinds of pothole filling material – Smart Fill from Israel and Midas Touch from Austria — were imported at a cost of Rs 70 lakh.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Not going to get carried away, says England coach

(Source: AP)
England head coach Steve Cooper insists his team will not get carried away after topping Group F and they are not looking any further than their pre-quarterfinal clash against Japan on Tuesday.“It’s business as usual for us, we need to look back at our game, and rest, recover, prepare to get ready for a strong team Japan.

‘A film is made on the editing table’

After Dum Laga Ke Haisha, I found another film in which I could celebrate my imperfections.But you know how it is — things can change on set, and a film is made on the editing table.

In a blow to Virbhadra Singh, minister Anil Sharma to join BJP today

Written by Ashwani Sharma
| Shimla |

Updated: October 15, 2017 4:46 am

Anil Sharma
In a blow to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh just a week after being declared as Congress’s chief ministerial face in the upcoming Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, his minister Anil Sharma, son of former union minister Sukh Ram, is set to join the BJP.The BJP, which is in the process of finalising tickets, will field Sharma’s son Ashray Sharma from Mandi Sadar, a seat which Anil Sharma has won thrice.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: After deflated balls, Mali colts left in the dark

Written by Bharat Sundaresan
| Margao |

Published:October 16, 2017 1:06 am

Mali aren’t too chuffed about the arrangements in Margao.A day after they landed here with 20 deflated balls and no electric pump, they landed up for practice at the Utorda Stadium only for the floodlights to fail them.

A brief and crackling history of fireworks in India

80,000 being spent on fireworks alone,” states late historian Satish Chandra in his well-known volume Medieval India: From the Sultanate to the Mughals.” His description, according to Gode, also suggested that the fireworks had been manufactured in India and were available in plenty in Gujarat at the time.

India vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson wary of India’s spin attack

Written by Devendra Pandey
| Mumbai |

Published:October 16, 2017 1:31 am

Kane Williamson feels that when one travels to India, one has to adapt from ground to ground.(Source: PTI)
ONE possible question any visiting captain is asked on the day after landing in India is how well is his team prepared to tackle Indian spinners?

After bypoll debacle, AAP says it will introspect

The party could only manage to get a total of 23,579 votes from the nine Assembly constituencies part of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.The figure is a fraction of the 1,73,376 votes it received when Sucha Singh Chhotepur was the party candidate in the 2014 polls.

Plane spotting: Questions about aircraft

— Bruce Casey, Fort LauderdaleA: The Boeing 777, like the Boeing 767-400 and 747-800, have raked wing tips that provide nearly the same benefits as winglets.Is there still exhaust coming from the back of the engine while reverse thrust is engaged on a 777?