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Despondency and hope marks

centenary commemoration of
Jallianwala Bagh massacre in
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH Laura Clarke,

he centenary commemoration event of Wellington Mayor
the Jallianwala Bagh massacre held in Justin Lester and the
Wellington on Friday, April 12, was former Governor
marked with a characteristic despondency, and General Sir Anand
a freshening spirit of acknowledgement to the Satyanand.
pain of human loss from an act of violence However,
perpetrated by evil forces of hatred. many other
Clearly, the mood at the commemorating parliamentarians
event was reflective of a nation coping with and councillors
the pain of experiencing mindless violence at present in the
the Christchurch mosque terror attack, served event such as
to them based on racial-hatred and extremist Kanwaljeet Singh
ideologies. Bakshi, Priyanca
The sentiments of acknowledgement of pain Radhakrishnan,
from loss of a large number of human lives, Nicola Wells
regardless of where it happens in the world, and many more
were best expressed by a speaker, Denise, who were impromptus
came to stage on an impromptu invitation of the invited on stage
anchor for the event and said, “Before coming to share their
to this event I had never heard of Jallianwala sentiments on the
Bagh Massacre. But today I can feel the pain hundredth anniversary of the barbaric killing. At least 379 Sikhs were killed, according
of people who have experienced the mindless On April 13, 1919, some 50 British-Indian to the official record, although local residents
violence.” army soldiers began shooting at unarmed said in the past the toll was far higher. The
The other guest speakers at the event were civilians who were taking part in a peaceful massacre took place in the walled enclosure
High Commissioner of India Sanjiv Kohli, protest against oppressive laws enforced in the of Jallianwala Bagh, which is still pocked with
British High Commissioner to New Zealand Punjab region. bullet marks.

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Capacity for human Call for apology over

love and forgiveness Jallianwala Bagh
was the theme ¡¡ VICTORIA BERGIN

xactly 100 years after
¡¡ GRACE PRIOR the Jallianwala Bagh

he capacity for massacre, hundreds
human love and of people gathered in St
forgiveness was Peter’s church in Wellington
the theme of Wellington’s to commemorate.
commemoration of 100 An organiser, Dr Pushpa
years since the Jallianwala Wood, said the massacre has
Bagh massacre. been forgiven, however, will
An organiser, Dr never be forgotten.
Pushpa Wood, told the British High Commissioner
attendees that the attack
to New Zealand Laura Clarke Kirpal singh
in India a century ago was
called the massacre “a really
similar to last month’s
dark time in British-Indian history.” Almost 100 years prior to the
mass shooting in Christchurch, in that the
extremism, and monstrosity”. She used the same words used recently
massacres did not cause what was intended – commemoration last Friday, on April 13,
“Our role is to make sure that we stand by British Prime Minister Theresa May to
instead they united people. 1919, fifty British troops opened fire at
against racism,” said Lester. say they “deeply regret the event and the
She pointed out that the Jallianwala Bagh Jallianwala Bagh park where thousands of
Dr. Wood spoke of how her grandfather suffering it caused.”
deaths led to the fight for independence, while peaceful, unarmed protesters had gathered,
would tell her about the Jallianwala Bagh
the Christchurch deaths have brought New “The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is a
massacre, but never let it “turn to hate in his killing and wounding more than 1000.
Zealanders together to protect diversity. shameful scar in British Indian history,” she
heart”. Mr Singh elaborated, saying the massacre
Dr Wood stated that “Indians are used to said.
The message was simply this should never was not the act of only one man, and General
trauma” and that it has become a normal part But Wellingtonian Kirpal Singh took the
happen again, she said. Dyer, who led the shooting, “did it on the
of life for them, but that it is not normal here in podium to request an apology from Britain
“This is our home, we’ve chosen this country
New Zealand. for the massacre. orders of somebody”.
to make our home. We have the same obligation
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester told the He said expressing “regret” is not the same Miss Clarke said that the British
to make this place safe like we would like our
gathering at St. Peter’s Church that this comes as an “apology” and acknowledging fault. Government condemned the actions of
homeland to be,” said Dr Wood.
down to individuals and corruption of power. Mr Singh directed this plea to Miss Clarke, Brigadier General Dyer at the time of the
Nine members of the Wellington Indian
He has young children are growing up in a massacre, and that earlier Winston Churchill
Youth Group sang a non-denominational prayer saying “it is never too late, but you have to
multi-cultural world and do not see colour, nor called Dyer’s action “monstrous”.
to conclude the event. apologise.”
judge as adults do.
Later in the year, there is also a proposal to He said that “if you apologise that means Mr Singh, a now-retired Chemistry
He said he was proud of the Wellingtonian
bring to Wellington the Museum of Amritsar’s’ you accept you did something wrong, and professor, said the act of apologising is “the
community for coming together just two days
photo collection Punjab Under Siege: The Britain did something wrong.” virtuous thing to do”.
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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
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More than three deported Indian

students could return back after
visa on compassionate grounds
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH to seek reprieve from INZ, Ombudsman, and

fter a prolonged and jaded struggle of Associate Immigration Minister through their
lawyer Alastair McClymont.
a group of deported Indian students
who caught the national attention Will more deported students be
by taking sanctuary in Auckland’s Unitary
Church two years ago, at least more than three lucky?
are set to return to the country after Associate
Minister for Immigration Kris Fafoi approved
their application for a visa on compassionate
I n early 2017, a group of nine Indian students
had taken sanctuary in Auckland’s unitary
church against Immigration New Zealand
grounds. (INZ) deportation orders, causing a stir in
An official press release from the office of national media.
the Kiwi-Indian MP Labour’s Priyanca Radha However, what has mostly receded from the
Krishnan and Dr Deborah Russell on Thursday, public attention is that during the middle of
April 18, confirmed that three Indian students 2016, INZ has issued deportation notices to at
who were caught up in immigration fraud and least hundreds of students as an easy scapegoat
subsequently faced deportation have been Rahul Reddy in Hyderabad
to the rut in New Zealand’s immigration
Photo: Supplied
granted a reprieve on compassionate grounds Labour government for failing to system, and a majority of them chose to return
by the Government. deliver justice to deported Indian and facing destitution back voluntarily.
However, it could be a possibility that the students who were victims of fraud and social stigma back
number of students could be more than three. by dodgy offshore immigration agents. home after being first Government still needs to fix
It is important to note that the case of four Meanwhile, Labour MPs Dr Deborah deported unceremoniously from
students in the church sanctuary is part of a
fraud in NZ Immigration system
Russell and Priyanca Radhakrishnan, who have New Zealand.
espite, the recent compassionate decision
group of seven students, whose case, Associate been advocates for the students and helped with Associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi
by Associate Immigration Minister, it
Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi has agreed the four cases where the Ombudsman found has determined the students can stay in New
needs to be reminded that the government
to look on the compassionate grounds. there were processing problems at Immigration Zealand with open work visas for a year.
needs to fix the agent-generated fraud in our
The Indian Weekender tried speaking with New Zealand, expressed their rejoice on the Given the immigration changes introduced
immigration system.
immigration lawyer Alastair McClymont who outcome. earlier last year whereby a three-year post-
What is also not clear yet, if the government
was representing many of deported students to study work visa was introduced, with a limited
get a confirmation on the number of students, Will students return back still or no clear pathway to residency, it is not sure if
had so far initiated any action after the
Ombudsman’s earlier finding where it noted
who refused confirm or reject any suggestion remains to be seen? the deported students would risk another foray
that INZ had failed to introduce any checks and

that the number of students could be more evertheless, it still remains to be seen if in New Zealand.
than three. mechanism to regulate or to monitor the actions
those students would choose to return Hyderabad based Rahul Reddy, and Manoj
Mr McClymont had been previously critical of these agents. 
back to the country after losing around $30,000 Narra was amongst a few such students who
of both, the previous National and the current took sanctuary in Unitary church and continued ••

Tourism Malaysia hosts road show PopUp Business

School helps get your
in Auckland to woe Kiwi-travellers ideas off the ground

¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH Zealand that extends to the Peace

Corps, education and cultural est Auckland and Puketapapa locals
yeing on more than with great business ideas can now get
60,000 Kiwi-travellers exchanges as well as presenting an practical tips and real-world mentoring
who could potentially attractive holiday proposition to from the PopUp Business School Aotearoa.
visit Malaysia next year, New Zealanders.” Over the years this social enterprise has helped
“New Zealand, like Malaysia, is a more than 500 people around New Zealand get
Tourism Malaysia had hosted on their feet and turn their passion into an income,
a colourful roadshow at the multi-ethnic and diverse population including courses in Henderson-Massey and
Cordis Hotel, in Auckland on living in relative peace and Manukau in 2018 and on the North Shore in 2019.
harmony. We hope that this mutual Haz Kake, PopUp Business School Manukau
Thursday, April 11. participant, says the PopUp Business School helped
Malaysia Tourism is eyeing connection will serve as a basis to
him with the motivation to build his business, and
on Kiwi-travellers to visit strengthen our tourism relations that he achieved more with the support of mentors
their country as the country with each other.” during the two-week course than he did in 12 months
Earlier, Tourism Malaysia also on his own.
prepares for Visit Malaysia PopUp Business School Aotearoa founder Tony
2020 (VM 2020), a campaign hosted a trade roadshow in Australia
Henderson-Newport says it is inspiring to see the
targeting to bring in 30 million from April 8-11, showcasing transformation of attendees as their businesses come
international tourists. Malaysia’s latest curated premium to life.
integrated destination in Johor, “Participants have formed businesses as diverse as
Indeed, this is an ambitious adventure tourism hubs, business consulting services,
goal, given that the last two years have presenting an attractive holiday proposition to Desaru Coast. online sustainable clothing retailers and family
witnessed a fall in the number of tourist arrivals New Zealanders.” Desaru Coast is a new tourism development photographers. It has been incredible to see these
in the country with 26.76 million in 2016, to This year NZ and Malaysia are completing with a unique blend of globally renowned business dreams become reality.”
62 years of formal diplomatic relations between hotels, resorts and villas, an entertainment and Over 10 days people will learn:
25.83 million last year. • How to start a business with no money
However, Tourism Malaysia is committed the two countries and tourism has played an retail hub, a conference centre, championship • How to build a website for free
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with an ambitious goal of bringing 30 million the two countries and is continuing to grow. waterpark. The PopUp Business School west Auckland is a
New Zealand is an important tourist source Malaysia offers a multi-faceted holiday that collaboration between Auckland Tourism, Events and
tourists by 2020 and is hosting a number of Economic Development (ATEED), the Puketapapa,
roadshows to project the image of Malaysia as market for Malaysia. takes visitors from the shopping heavens of one Whau and Henderson-Massey local boards, and the
a safe and popular holiday destination. In 2018, a total of 50,698 New Zealanders of the world’s most modern cities that is Kuala Ministry of Social Development.
Tourism Malaysia Director-General Datuk visited Malaysia, which contributed to the Lumpur, to the farthest reaches of Borneo’s
Musa Yusof was in Auckland leading a travel overall 25.8 million international tourist native jungles with its abundance of unique PopUp School Details
trade mission to reinforce the message that arrivals to Malaysia. Malaysia aims to bring in flora and fauna, to pristine waters where they Date: Monday, 29 April – Friday, 10 May 2019
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Govt decides against Capital Gains Tax:

Did Jacinda Ardern just have her Sir John Key moment?
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH government which is very much in

ill it be fair to say that Now, Ms its first term and reasonably holding
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern its forte.
Ardern, in calling off had also On the contrary, it might be a
Capital Gains Tax, just had her Sir n o t case that Ms Arden could have been
John Key moment, whereby putting shied keen to consolidate fortunes for the
their personal political capital behind away Labour Party for the next election by
an issue dear to them in their minds from making her getting New Zealanders to support
and lacking any perceivable political personal preferences clearly known her personal passion of social justice,
momentum? to everyone on Capital Gains Tax. and liberate them from the perils of
For many people, any suggestion Expressing her personal backing being in a coalition government.
that the government’s recent culling on the Capital Gains Tax Ms Ardern Undoubtedly, it is Ms Ardern’s
of Tax Working Group report on said: “I genuinely believe there are personal charisma and high
Capital Gains Tax is reflective of inequities in our tax system that a popularity that is carrying the weight
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s capital gains tax in some form could for this government, without any
John Key moment, would be too have helped to resolve.” significant damage to its reputation
unpalatable. nation a paltry $2 million, Sir John Both leaders were also adamant And this is after an initial pre- for many of their policy goofs
However given that both leaders Key’s insistence with a national flag about leaving their greatest legacy election insistence to put CGT on the (KiwiBuild is one such sloppy policy
– Jacinda Ardern and John Key – referendum had a whopping cost of behind – one for the cause of social table for 2017 elections, before being that manages to hide beneath the
had swept to power riding on the $26 million on the public exchequer. justice, and the other for changing cajoled by more reasonable advice sheen of Ms Ardern’s stardom).
popularity of their unassumingly Also, another difference was that the status quo on the New Zealand within Labour caucus to put it off till Though unsubstantiated, it could
likeable and relatable personalities, flag (despite publically considering 2020 elections.
Sir John was a third term Prime be a case that Ms Arden would
it not important for New Zealanders) Eventually, both have to accede to
any comparison would also be not Minister with a depleting popular have decided against the option
Also, in both instances, the two the reality of, public apathy towards
completely out of question. base, while Ms Ardern being the of burning her personal political
leaders refused to take the advice of issues they believed were of first
The latest announcement by PM first term Prime Minister whose their close associates and advisers capital for implementing CGT, when
Ardern of calling of Capital Gains popularity continues to surge priority for the New Zealanders. it is otherwise rising unabatedly,
who had offered more unbiased
Tax is a stark reminder of the way unabated. However, despite their seeming especially after her rock star response
advice around the apparent lack
former PM John Key had sought But both instances have of notable momentum in public to similarities, there are some glaring to the unfortunate Christchurch
to have his way by imposing a new similarities where political leaders support their preferred choices. deviations as well in both instances. terror attack.
national flag on an unassuming over-estimate their power of Earlier, Sir John had championed While Sir John was seemingly Despite any political damage, it
nation. personal popularities in politics and the cause of change of flag, in trying to reinvigorate public mood in seems that Ms Ardern had her Sir
The difference is indeed in the insist for their preferences in public an unabashedly overt manner by favour of the third term government John Key moment of dragging the
cost imposed on the nation for expressing his personal preferences – by raising nationalistic sentiments,
policies, despite the absence of any whole nation unnecessarily behind a
a fact detested even by many of his Ms Ardern did not have any such
their personal preferences. While political momentum to support those non-existent issue.
ardent supporters. necessity of raising the profile of a
PM Jacinda Ardern had cost the preferences. ••

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India's Saina Nehwal to play in Auckland

Barfood & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open attracts star studded line up

t has happened
again - the Barfoot
& Thompson New
Zealand Badminton Open
2019 has raised the bar
- with the deepest and
highest quality assembly
of world class badminton players the country
“First we must be incredibly proud of this
has ever seen set to thrill crowds at Eventfinda
event and the reputation that it has built up
Stadium from April 30 to May 5.
over recent years. The players love coming
With the release of the entry lists from the
here, they know they will be looked after, they
Badminton World Federation (BWF), fans will
love the city and they love the amazing crowd
want to be quick to purchase tickets for the
support throughout the event.
Super 300 event on the HSBC BWF World
“We are also the first World Tour event in the will automatically be in the main draw,” said
Tour (one of just 11 worldwide), with every World Champion Lin Dan returns
qualification window for the Tokyo Olympic Hitchcock. “But what better incentive for our
event on the programme promising badminton • Inclusion of young rising superstar Loh Kean
Games, that is likely to be an influence as current crop of hugely promising young talent
like never seen before in New Zealand. Yew (SGP), who defeated Lin Dan to win
players look to gain early traction on their road at the top of our rankings than to have such a
Event Director Sam Paterson admits that he Thailand Masters 2019
to Tokyo 2020. quality event played in our own backyard. I
is pinching himself to make sure it is all quite
Amongst the superstars that have entered have no doubt that we will have many players Women’s Singles
real, such is the quality and depth of the entry
the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open and combinations doing all they can to advance • Six of the top 20 women’s singles players in
list as it stands a month out from the event.
are two time Olympic and five-time World through qualifying and get the shot at playing the world
“This is just beyond our wildest dreams and
Champion Lin Dan (China), three times the best in the world.” • 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist, Li
puts all our previous entry lists in the shade -
Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Highlights of the current entry list include: Xurei (CHN #21 in world rankings)
wherever you look there is class. We have world
hugely popular Indian women’s singles star • A record 325 players entered from 21 • Barfoot & Thompson NZ Open Champion
and Olympic champions, we have countless top
Saina Nehwal, 2008 Olympic gold medallist countries
ten world ranked players - there is no doubt 2018, Sayaka Takahashi returns (JPN #11)
and two-time World Champion men’s doubles • 11 players/pairs ranked in the top 5 in the
the 2019 event is going to be something very • Commonwealth Games three-time gold
pairing Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan world
special from day one.” medallist Saina Nehwal (IND #9)
(Indonesia), and 2012 Olympic women’s • 23 players/pairs ranked in the top 10 in the
Amongst the many features of the entry list,
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NZICA’s ambitious bid for

a complete ‘thought transformation’
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH The Conference also held the

elections of the office bearers and a
ew Zealand
new team announced for 2019-20.
Indian Central
Association New President and
(NZICA) – the Kiwi- executive committee
Indian community’s
oldest and the main team
community organization –
is aiming for an ambitious
“thought transformation,”
T his year NZICA will be led by
Paul Patel from the Central
Districts Indian Association as the
as manifested in its 93rd President taking the baton from
Annual General Meeting Bhikhu Bhana who remains as an
held in Wellington officer in the role of Immediate Past
(AGM) on Saturday, President.
April 13. Prakash Biradar from Auckland
The one-day long conference had Both the speeches by Mr Kohli and and traditions stilled play an Indian Association Inc. was elected
sentiments within our organisation
brought together over 120 delegates that a complete overhaul of the vision Sir Anand were emotionally charged, eminent role in the foundation of as Vice President, Manisha Morar
from various chapters of the parent and how we connect with the broader taking audiences in steep memory ethnic community organisations, in from Wellington Indian Association
body from all over the country to Indian community was long due.” lane and their respective association this conference we explored non- as General Secretary, Taruna Bhana
delve upon how they want to steer “Toward this goal, we have been with NZICA and the broader Kiwi- traditional conventions of capacity from WIA as Assistant Secretary, and
their organizations in the near future. thinking for quite some time to Indian community. development,” a post-event media Hansa Naran from Manukau Indian
Themed as “Vichar Parivartan” – induce a change in the way we think Earlier, the conference started with release by NZICA read. Association as the Treasurer.
the NZICA conference engaged with collectively of ourselves and how we a setting scene speech by the Director, “The theme echoed throughout the A team of ten members was also
several thought-provoking topics connect with other stakeholders,” Office of Ethnic Communities, Anita many speakers lined up for the day, elected as Chairpersons of various
such as “building organizational Mrs Morar said.
Balakrishnan, who spoke about the the main goal being building capacity subcommittees to investigate the
capacity,” “IT management for non- The conference began with a
customary welcome address by challenges ahead for New Zealand and sustainability to grass root ethnic affairs of Indians in New Zealand
profit organisations, “role of media in
community,” “youth engagement,” President Bhiku Bhana and followed after the recent terror attack and how community organisations. The such as International Students
“retaining mother-tongue and by a felicitation of the outgoing High her office is committed to supporting conference was free to participants,” Welfare, Welfare for Senior Citizens,
culture,” which were followed by Commissioner of India, Sanjiv Kohli ethnic communities. the press release said. Law and order, Women’s Committee,
an enthralling question and answer and former Governor General Sir Some of the many highlights of NZICA also presented Community Youth Committee etc.
session. Anand Satyanand. Service Awards to selected members The NZICA was established in
the conference were to create a floor
Speaking to the Indian Weekender, Sir Anand Satyanand became only of different Indian community 1926 by three Indian Associations
the fourth person to be conferred for open dialogue and new ideas to
Manisha Morar, one of the executive organisations from across NZ and namely Auckland, Wellington and
with the Honorary Membership by engage more with the Kiwi-Indian
committee members closely involved Merit Certificates to three members Country Section to advance the cause
NZICA after Late Prime Minister community of different sub-Indian
in the organisation of the two-day for attending 15 Annual Conferences of all Indians, be it educational,
event said, “There have been growing David Lange, Sir Edmund Hillary communities living in New Zealand.
and Sir William Birch. of NZICA. health, welfare or cultural identity.
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Goan Konkani screening Bhartiya Samaj

in Auckland on 28 April seniors take a road
trip to Tauranga

uestao De Confusao or
‘Issue of Confusion’ is
a Konkani film directed ¡¡ IWK BUREAU

by Swapnil Shetkar and he senior
written, produced by renowned members
playwright Suchita Narvekar in of Bhartiya
association with Neutral View Samaj Charitable
Pvt Ltd. Trust last week went
There are few filmmakers in for an outing to the
picturesque town of
India who can make a movie
Tauranga —a small
on a sensitive topic and put in a picnic planned before
good dose of humour. Questao winter sets in.
de Confusao is one of those As a part of many
films which does extremely activities done by
well on all fronts, whether it is Bhartiya Samaj to
engage the senior tea estate in New Zealand producing 100%
the story, content, cinematography, acting and wife Mary (Antoinette D’Souza) is someone citizens, the picnic was organised to give the organic tea and the beauty of lush green lawns
conveying a social message. who wants to stay away from any quarrel, but seniors enjoy the autumn and its beauty away of Hamilton gardens,” a spokesperson from
The movie is about two neighbours, Gaonkars she too has to bow down to her mother in-law’s from Auckland. Bhartiya Samaj said.
and Costas, who are living in a fictional Goan dictatorship. Two buses were organised for the road trip
as the seniors sang and laughed through their Free Flu Vaccination campaign
village called Mogali and who are always at Even though the two families like to get journey to and back from Tauranga.
loggerheads due to ancestral enmity. into a fight over petty issues, their grandsons, “The idea behind the trip was to organise one
Vasudev Gaonkar (Anil Raikar) is the eldest Krishna Gaonkar and Kris Costa happen to be more opportunity for the seniors to go outside
member of Gaonkar family and a dominating best friends in school. Auckland for a picnic because as winter sets in,
father who is ever ready to quarrel and argue To know what happens further in this people tend to stay indoors and avoid the chilly
with Costas. His son, Vasudev (Rajdeep Naik), weather,” Chairman of Bhartiya Samaj, Jeet
confusion do watch the movie when it is
Suchdev said.
is a kind and caring person but is dominated by screened in Auckland during the Easter break. The seniors also took the opportunity to
his father Vasudev. Revati (Reshma Naik) is It is said in Goa ... “If you need a break from stop by the Takanini Gurudwara, the biggest
Vasudev’s wife and also deals with difficulties.
Meanwhile, the Costa family is headed by
day to day questaos (issues) of life, then watch
Questao De Confusao.”
Gurudwara in New Zealand.
“A carefully designed itinerary was planned
to give them an enriching experience of places
B hartiya Samaj in collaboration with
Muskaan Care Trust NZ and Counties
Manukau Health Board organised a Free Flu
Catherine (Gauri Kamat) who too is always Questao De Confusao will be screening at
like Mt Maunganui beach one of the best Vaccination campaign for the senior members
ready to fight with the Gaonkars. Juzefar (Anil the Hollywood Cinemas in Avondale on 28 on Saturday, April 13 at Mt Roskill War
beaches in New Zealand, Mossops Honey to see
Pednekar) is Catherine’s son and will always April 2019 at 11 am. For more information call the Live Bee Display along with an educational Memorial Hall. A team of pharmacists came
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Govt will not implement

Fiennes, Reserve Bank Head of
Financial System Policy and Analysis.
“The Reserve Bank is strongly

a Capital Gains Tax

committed to the work of the
NGFS. It is a vital initiative which
brings together central banks and
supervisors to focus on climate and
have helped to resolve. That’s an we will shortly release a discussion environmental risk. It means that
“Our data shows that the private
argument Labour has made as a party document on options for introducing we learn from the challenges faced
sector job market peaked around
since 2011. a digital services tax. by other central banks and share our
the start of 2018 and there has been
“However after almost a decade “My job now is to focus on the responses. It supports our strategy to
a significant (5-10 per cent) tail off
campaigning on it, and after forming things we can and are doing to facilitate, where possible, a smooth
since then. The decline in business
a government that represented the improve the wellbeing of all New transition to a low carbon economy,
confidence is now reducing new
majority of New Zealanders, we while ensuring our financial systems
Zealanders. hiring”
remain sound and efficient.”
have been unable to build a mandate “The Coalition Government is Mr Wade noted that employer
The NGFS is a network of
for a capital gains tax. While I have addressing the long-term challenges caution is reducing new listings and
34 central banks and financial
believed in a CGT, it’s clear many New Zealanders face such as mental advertised wages, despite difficult
supervisors focused on accelerating
New Zealanders do not. That is why health, climate change and child filling vacancies. “Salaries were up
work on climate and environmental just 1.1 per cent year-on-year this
I am also ruling out a capital gains tax poverty and responding to the March financial risk and scaling up green
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern under my leadership in the future. 15 terrorist attack and keeping New quarter. “This is having a knock on
finance. The Reserve Bank joined the effect in terms of how long it takes

“The Tax Working Group was a Zealanders safe. Those challenges NGFS in December 2018.
he Coalition Government to fill positions too. Without higher
valuable exercise that has delivered will be my priorities for the remainder
will not proceed with the wages, there’s little incentive for
Tax Working Group’s
some useful suggestions well beyond
just the debate on CGT, and I want to
of this term,” Jacinda Ardern said. Employment skilled job hunters to jump ship.
“The numbers we’re seeing suggest
recommendation for a capital gains
tax, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
thank the Group for its work. In fact Reserve Bank market goes cold that this slow wage growth is likely to

the majority of recommendations will
announced today.
either be investigated further or have
of New Zealand fter some very strong years continue for the rest of 2019.”
Mr Wade said that despite the
New Zealand’s job market has
“The Tax Working Group gave
the Government, and the country, an
formed part of our work programme. welcomes next steps markedly weakened according to
decline in listings, the talent shortage
“There are other things that can be remains. “New Zealand’s talent
opportunity to look at the fairness of
done to improve the fairness of our
by global climate analysis of almost 62,000 vacancies shortage is a structural problem and is
our tax system and debate options for
change,” Jacinda Ardern said.
tax system. As such the Coalition initiative listed on Trade Me Jobs for the not resolved with a decline in number
of jobs on offer. Unfortunately there
quarter ending 31 March 2019.

Government has agreed to tighten
“All parties in the Government he focus on climate and Head of Trade Me Jobs Jeremy are still sectors where the demand
rules around land speculation and environmental risk by central for skills outstrips supply, which
entered into this debate with different Wade said there had been signs for the
work on ways to counter land banks globally is accelerating, with requires better long-term planning
perspectives and, after significant past nine months that the extremely
banking. the release of a comprehensive report and investment by Government and
discussion, we have ultimately been strong job market was weakening but
“Work will also continue to cut red at the Network of Central Banks Industries”.
unable to find a consensus. As a the sudden decline in the first three
tape for business and crack down on and Supervisors for Greening the Mr Wade said the weakness in job
result, we will not be introducing a months of 2019 had been a “surprise”. vacancies is concentrated in the main
multi-nationals avoiding paying their Financial System (NGFS) conference
capital gains tax. “New job listings were down 6.1 per centres: Auckland and Canterbury
fair share of tax in New Zealand. We in Paris overnight.
“I genuinely believe there are cent year-on-year this quarter, that’s were down 13.1 and 10.3 per cent
have already made changes to address “The report targets an issue of
inequities in our tax system that a the first drop we’ve seen in the past respectively while the Wellington
base erosion and profit shifting, and extreme importance,” says Toby
capital gains tax in some form could 10 years. region was up just 0.3 per cent.

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Electoral ward changes will affect Be prepared

some voters in October local elections
¡¡ IWK BUREAU Great Barrier Local Board will and stay safe
T outdoors
become known as Aotea Great Barrier
he Local Government
Local Board.
Commission has upheld
Chair of the council’s joint
Auckland Council’s proposed
governance working party, Mr Richard
changes to electoral ward boundaries Northey, acknowledged while there ¡¡ IWK BUREAU
affecting which ward some voters will

may be some confusion now council
belong to for voting in the October local ith school holidays under way, and wintry conditions
wards and local board boundaries will
government elections. starting to make themselves felt, Police are urging people
not be aligned in some areas, residents
The changes are the result of a to adequately prepare before heading out into the great
and businesses can be reassured that
representation review required by their local board boundaries will not be outdoors.
legislation to ensure community changed. Regardless of whether you’re heading out for a few hours or a few
interests are fairly represented on the “The huge increase in apartment days, or how experienced you may be, being prepared and properly
council. dwellings in the central city made it equipped is vital.
This means that councillors in each necessary to reduce the area covered by Follow these five simple rules to help make sure your trip is a safe
ward should each represent similarly part of the Albert-Eden-Puketapapa the Waitemata and Gulf Ward hence that
Ward (currently called the Albert-Eden- and enjoyable one:
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Roskill Ward). • Plan your trip: This includes the route you will take and the
variation across the whole of Auckland. “The council will ensure that
Aucklanders will be fully informed amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.
Public consultation on changes Local boards
• Tell someone your plans: Make sure someone knows your plans,
proposed by the council attracted more ocal board boundaries cannot be about how they may be affected before
than 1200 submissions. The council’s the October local elections.” including the day you expect to return – that way they can raise the
changed. However, some local
final proposals received five appeals boards have subdivisions within them Maps showing the new boundaries alarm if you don’t return as planned.
and objections, and these were heard by for the purpose of electing local board will be available on the council’s • Be aware of the weather: New Zealand’s weather can be highly
website with the council’s other election unpredictable and weather conditions can change rapidly – make
the Local Government Commission in members.
March. The only changes to local board sure to check the forecast and be prepared for all eventualities.
Mr Northey welcomed the certainty
Affected wards subdivision boundaries are in the Rodney • Know your limits: Challenge yourself within your physical limits
brought about by the Local Government

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he changes will affect which Commission upholding the council’s
communities adjacent to the Kaipara full proposal, which was recommended • Take sufficient supplies: Make sure you have enough food,
ward some voters belong to in the
Harbour do not share a community of by the working party. clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case
isthmus area.
interest with the rest of the Warkworth “The changes only drew a small
The communities of Newmarket, scenario.
Subdivision, their current subdivision, number of appeals to the Commission,
Parnell and part of Grafton will move It’s also important to ensure that you have an appropriate means
the northern boundary of the Kumeu so they appear generally acceptable to
to the Orakei Ward, while communities of communication, should you need it. Mobile phones don’t always
Subdivision will extend further north. the public,” he said.
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joy of Vishu celebrations in Auckland


ore than 500 men, women and
children clad in traditional
festive dresses came to the
Sathya Sai Baba Community hall in
Onehunga on Saturday, April 13 to
celebrate the Vishu festival.
Vishukani is one of the biggest
festivals for the Malayali Hindu
community like its neighbour Tamilians,
Kannadigas or Teluguites. It marks the
first day of harvest, which is observed
with a lot of pomp and joy within
the community. This festival is also
equivalent to Punjab’s Baisakh, Assam’s
Bihu and Bengal’s Poila Boisakh.
Back in Kerala, special events are
organised by the community members at
small towns, villages and even at homes
and community halls where the entire
community gathers as one big family
welcoming the festival of harvest or
solar New Year.
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day with family, and seeing auspicious
joyful things, as there is a belief that
if one sees good things first on Vishu
morning- he or she would experience the
same and have a happier year ahead.
People prepare a tray of fruits such
as rice, lemon, coconut, jackfruit, metal
mirror, golden yellow flowers, a portrait
of Vishnu etc.
Men wear Kasavu Munda, an off-
white piece of clothing with golden or
red borders- and women wear Kerala
Kasavu sarees or silk sarees with similar
broad red or golden borders on this
auspicious occasion.
As a part of the celebration, the idol of
Vishnu, or his avatar- Krishna is kept to
pray. The idol is surrounded with floral
decorations, incense sticks, fruits
and lamp and people sing hymns in his
The event on Saturday started with
a classical Carnatic music Bhajan
(hymn) rendered by a senior member of
the community. This was followed by
Bharatnatyam dances by different dance
groups through the day, cinematic dances
displaying the joy of this auspicious day
that it brings to the families and the
“A vital part of the event is to introduce
Vishu to our younger generation who are
born here and not much familiar with
our customs and festivals. We want our
children to participate in such events,
and we see a very enthusiastic response
from them,” Kiran Kumar, a member
of the organising team of Auckland
Malayali Hindu Samajam told The
Indian Weekender.
As a part of the celebrations,
community members also give alms
to poor and to charity, and the children
enjoy setting off fireworks.
14 NEW ZEALAND Friday, April 19, 2019 The Indian Weekender

Top road safety tips for a safe, enjoyable

Easter holiday journey
¡¡ IWK BUREAU Zealand Police and ACC is to plan ahead and

follow the basics of road safety.
olice has appealed to the public to be
“This year Easter Monday, Anzac Day and
extra cautious on the roads for the
school holidays all fall in the same week, which
upcoming Easter holidays this week. means it’s likely to be extra busy on our roads,
Evcery year, the road toll goes up following says NZ Transport Agency Acting Director
callous driving and sometimes people get Safety and Environment, Niclas Johansson.
injured or due becasue of somebody else did “At any time on our roads, following these
not drive properly. simple rules can be the difference between a
Given the importance of proper driving safe trip or a tragic outcome:
especially when thousands of families will • drive at a safe speed – depending on
be out for the four-days holidays- police in weather and other conditions this may be
collaboration with NZ Transport Agency and lower than the posted speed limit
ACC have released the following appeal to be • always wear a seatbelt
safe on the roads in the coming weekend. • don’t drive when tired and avoid alcohol
“We want everyone to arrive safely at their • focus on the task of driving – distractions
destination these Easter holidays, so the key can be deadly, so put your phone away and
message from NZ Transport Agency, New keep your focus on the road.
Image: Radio New Zealand
Last year, we had 387 motor
vehicle accident claims
over the Easter period, a
substantial increase from the
previous year of 312,

AUCKLAND INDIAN ASSOCIATION “Congestion and delays are inevitable during holiday
periods, so we also want to remind everyone to leave plenty
of time for their journey, drive to the conditions and plan

MAHATMA GANDHI CENTRE ahead before leaving home,’’ Mr Johansson says.

The Transport Agency predicts traffic will be especially
heavy on Thursday 18 April and Good Friday 19 April, and
then on the return journey on Sunday 28 April.
VENUE HIRE | ONSITE PARKING | TEMPLE WITHIN THE COMPLEX “Last year, we had 387 motor vehicle accident claims
over the Easter period, a substantial increase from the
LARGE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN FACILITIES previous year of 312,’’ says ACC’s Chief Customer Officer,
Emma Powell, ‘’and this year the risk will be higher with


“It takes everyone on the road to make it safe and look
out for those most vulnerable – such as motorcyclists and
young drivers (aged 16-24).
Young drivers were injured in almost a third of motor
vehicle accidents last Easter, so this group needs to be extra
Our advice is to be aware of the increased number of
vehicles around you as this can create challenging driving
conditions and pay extra attention in rural areas, where
roads can be more demanding.
“Planning your journey, driving within your own
capabilities and adjusting for the driving conditions are key
to your own and other road users safety,’’ says Ms Powell.
“During holiday periods when the roads are busier
than usual, the risk of drivers making mistakes that
result in injuries or deaths increases,” says Inspector
Peter McKennie, Manager Operations National Road
Policing Centre.
“That’s why everyone needs to pay full attention to the
road safety basics over the holiday period.
“Over the holiday period from 4pm Thursday 18 April to
6am Tuesday 23 April – if you’re detected by a safe speed
camera exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 4
km/h, you will be ticketed.
“Police will be out on the roads doing our bit to keep
people safe, but it’s critical that everyone takes responsibility
for the safety of themselves and other road users.”
Plan ahead for a safer journey
• Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable Easter holiday with the
help of NZ Transport Agency’s interactive holiday journeys
An all-purpose indoor facility close to the heart of the city makes Mahatma Gandhi map.
Centre a versatile and attractive Venue for Indian Weddings, business functions, The map shows predicted traffic flow across popular
journeys over the Easter and Anzac holidays based on
social gatherings and religious functions. Our knowledgeable priest provides previous years’ travel patterns.
religious services and ceremonies including weddings. A large commercial Kitchen www.nzta.govt.nz/holidayjourneys
• Look for an alternative route, or consider leaving when
facilities and a wide range of catering options available for all occasions. traffic is lighter, either early in the morning or late at night.
• Because predicted peak times can change based on
incidents, weather and even driver behaviour, check real
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES Tel: (09) 357 0665 or (09) 377 2424 time traffic information on the NZTA Journey Planner
CONTACT US ON Email: office@aiai.org.nz Website: www.aiai.org.nz website before you set off. www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 19, 2019 FIJI 15

PM launches Fiji’s first NZ Trade Commission creates

exposure for Fijian Made
ever Birth Registration App
rime Minister Voreqe
Bainimarama has launched
Fiji’s first ever Birth
Registration App.
While speaking at the launch
Bainimarama says this new mobile

application is designed to make Tourism, Investment Fiji, New
he Fiji Trade Commission
life easier and more convenient for Zealand Fiji Business Council, New
in New Zealand is making a
countless Fijian families. Zea¬land Trade and Enterprise, New
significant impact for Fiji, by
He says this new Birth Registration Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
show¬casing and strengthening trade
mobile app will allow for the and Trade, New Zealand businesses,
and invest¬ment relations between
electronic registration of the birth of New Zealand and Fiji. as well as the Fijian-based businesses
a child making a once slow process This was highlighted by the to promote trade and investment
easier for new parents who already Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, opportuni¬ties into the New Zealand
have enough to worry about when Local Government, Housing and market.
welcoming a new member to their Community Development Premila Fiji is the hub of the Pacific
families. Bainimarama says once the be waived. Kumar during a reception last week. “Fiji is the hub of the Pacific,
Bainimarama says through this online registration is completed, Bainimarama says that for the The reception was hosted by the the hub of communications, trade,
new app, parents can now begin new parents can schedule a set time time being, this new app will only Fiji Trade Commis¬sion, the Fiji in¬vestment, tourism and innovation.
High Commission to NZ and the NZ- “Therefore, having a Trade
as soon as they decide on the to arrive at the Births, Deaths and be available to register births at the
Fiji Business Council. It also marked Com¬mission right in the business-
newborn child’s name, be it from the Marriages Office, where they can Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
the first anniversary of the opening of hub of New Zealand, the beautiful
hospital bed or the comfort of their then collect the birth certificate of He says during the pilot phase of
the Fiji Trade Commission in NZ. City of Auckland, means we are
own home. their newborn child. the rollout they want to hear from
Vibrant New Zealand business presented alongside major finan¬cial
He says people simply need to The Prime Minister says for the all the new parents who use this institutions, corporations and equally
download the Birth Registration App, next two years the app will not only application about how they’re finding community
Mrs Kumar also met with the important, many Small and Medium
follow the simple instructions on save Fijians time, but it will save the functionality and usability they Enterprises.
vibrant New Zealand business
screen, and submit their registration them money, as the normal fee for a can make improvements necessary “SMEs (Small and Medium-sized
community to better understand
electronically. copy of the first birth certificate will before the nationwide rollout. Enterprises) for me are the back¬bone
their needs and how Fiji can work
of the New Zealand economy and

Fiji, Australia seal Blackrock project

to ensure their existing and fu¬ture
investments and trade with Fiji is are a driving force behind the strong
secured. New Zealand-Fiji trade, in¬vestment
Fiji was indeed grateful to the Government of Australia for fully committing to “The Commission was opened by and economic relation¬ship.
the Fijian Gov¬ernment just over “We are neighbours with
undertake this project as a whole through financial assistance and technical expertise busi¬nesses and investment partners

a year ago and Zarak Khan was
iji and Australia have who are strategically positioned
appointed the Consul-General and
signed a memorandum of to engage with each other for the
Trade Commis¬sioner.
understanding (MOU) that ben¬efit of both economies.
“The presence of the Commission
will result in the redevelopment NZ one of Fiji’s top 10 export
will build on the enduring
of the Blackrock military camp destinations
relationship we share, and create
in Nadi, which prepares members New Zealand’s bilateral
more ex¬posure for Fijian Made
of the disciplined services for engage¬ment with Fiji continues to
products and services, invest-ments
peacekeeping duties overseas. be en¬hanced in terms of two-way
and Fiji as a business destination,”
The MOU was signed by the trade, tourism and investment as
she said.
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry between the two countries. The project that was the Fi¬jian economy is soaring to
They’ve been working closely
of Defence and National Security, Mr Lesuma said the Blackrock about to unfold would a record 10th consecutive year of
with stakeholders such as the Fiji
Manasa Lesuma, and the Assistant camp was an important project for economic growth, and confidence in
Secretary Indo-Pacific Enhanced the Republic of Fiji Military Forces greatly boost Fiji’s image High Commission in Wellington,
the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Fiji is at an all-time high.
Engagement Branch, International (RFMF) and Fiji as a whole. of Fiji as the “Hub of
Policy Division, Australian He said the redevelopment of the Pacific” because
Department of Defence, Sue Bodell. the Blackrock Camp into a fully
the facility could also
Mr Lesuma said Fiji was grateful operational military training centre
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badges they wear is not a decoration much more serious, citing corruption
nor are they a free pass to operate among officers and other violations
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Thought of the week
"I think people who are creative are the luckiest people
on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you
must keep your faith in something Greater than You,
and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you
will find the way to get it out to the world."
– Judy Collins
Editorial Auckland Weather forecast for the week
Priyanka preparing UP April 19– April 25, 2019
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu
for 2022, Rahul the
Congress for 2024
t is true that there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends in politics. But this Partly Mostly A couple Clouds Mostly Sun and Mostly
Machiavellian law is clearly not applicable when a coalition of parties is in the midst of an cloudy of morning and sun, some clouds sunny
sunshine sunny,
existential battle. No one can grudge the Congress partys desire to revive, but fighting the main showers pleasant
enemy, in this case the BJP, and at the same time firing lethal rounds at allies has created bad blood pleasant
among coalition partners. 20° 20° 21° 18° 19° 20° 20°
Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav and Ajit Singh (BSP, SP, RLD) have spoken out in unison: “There is
11° 13° 13° 12° 14° 13° 13°
no difference between the Congress and the BJP.” The other day “Gathbandhan” was in a huddle,
counting the number of seats where the Congress has entered the fray “as a spoiler”. In Saharanpur,
Kheri, Badaun, Sant Kabir Nagar, Sitapur, Bijnor and so on - the Congress is helping not the
“gathbandhan” but the BJP. This week in New Zealand’s history
Why is the Congress in this mode of double containment? One does not have to look far for
hints and guesses: Priyanka Gandhi has, in so many words, clarified her party’s intention. “We are 19 April 1884
preparing the ground for 2022” - the Assembly elections. In other words, for the Nehru-Gandhi
parivar, the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are not a matter of life and death. Will Narendra Modi return
First royal honour for New Zealand woman
signal the end of democracy, usher in fascism and worse? The Congress is not taken in by such The Royal Red Cross was awarded to Miss Alice Crisp, matron of Auckland Hospital, in a
alarmist nonsense.The Congress has not been able to properly market some of its smart, double ceremony at Government House, Auckland.
edged moves. Fielding Rahul from Wayanad in Kerala has been criticized for the obvious reason:
that Wayanad is a seat from where the Congress always wins. The unnecessary insertion of the
20 April 1958
Congress President in the battle has signalled the party’s antipathy towards the Left with which it Mormon temple opens in Hamilton
had been in conversation for some co-ordination in West Bengal. This was the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the southern
The Wayanad episode came on the heels of the West Bengal arrangement being spurned by hemisphere. It was dedicated by the church’s president, David O. McKay.
the Congress. The coincidence amplified Congress ambivalence, its inability to decide whether it
should strengthen the opposition or weaken regional forces. It probably feels that it looks relatively 23 April 1979
more muscular for future battles by undoing its own allies. What the Congress has not marketed is Blair Peach killed in London
this: Rahul from Wayanad may block Congress candidates fleeing towards the BJP which is aching
New Zealander Blair Peach died during a clash between police and protesters at an anti-
to open its account in Kerala.
fascism rally in Southall, London. The 33-year-old special-needs teacher and member of the
Also, the intellectual pool around the Congress President appears to have been influenced by
Anti-Nazi League suffered head injuries and died later in hospital.
the pro-Modi media which has projected 2019 as a Presidential contest. This is not new. During
the 2014 elections, Arnab Goswami, as the oracle and arbiter of national destiny, was on the same
trajectory. He attempted to lure Rahul Gandhi into his parlour for a Modi-Rahul debate. It did not
24 April 1920
work out because Rahul Gandhi was dreaming dreams of building the party brick by brick, village Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
Panchayat upwards, a high pyramid with a wide base. King George V’s son, Edward, Prince of Wales (who later reigned briefly as Edward VIII),
In fact Rahul Gandhi had brought in a former Election Commissioner K.J. Rao to organize a visited New Zealand partly to thank the Dominion for its contribution to the Empire’s war effort.
system of primaries for election to the Youth Congress and National Students Union of India. He
sought expert help to select 16 untainted Lok Sabha candidates as a sort of pilot project. At this 24 April 1922
speed, one wondered, how long will it take Rahul Gandhi to identify 543 Lok Sabha candidates? New Zealand's first poppy day
On the pain of digressing a bit, there is a detail of considerable political import I would like A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166
to insert here. What is the reason that the 2004 to 2009 was possibly the cleaner innings that
(equivalent to $1.3 million today). Of that amount, £3695 ($365,000) was sent to help war-
Manmohan Singh played? One reason is that he had outside support of 60 Left Front members who
ravaged areas of northern France; the remainder went to unemployed New Zealand returned
enabled the Congress to keep the riff raff at bay. True they had ideological objections to the nuclear
deal with the US, but corruption was nowhere in the vicinity of that arrangement. Fierce rightwing soldiers and their families.
pressure resulted in the Left’s departure.
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candidates have been fielded by the Congress, particularly against Mayawati, ensures a messy
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If the results are more or less even, this would, for the BJP be an excellent election to lose. The
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Much of this is highly speculative. Should the BJP numbers fall just enough to qualify it for the
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Telengana and Andhra Pradesh will be inclined to leap from their fence but only on their terms
which will most certainly include a change of leadership in the BJP.
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 19, 2019 OPINION/EDITORIAL 17

IPL versus Box Office

ilms, when released, are sensitive to Navratras etc spoiled the box office prospects provided trill. To add to the woes of the industry, of cricket is not watched in a dark hall where
any and everything that may affect its in the North, Ganesh festival, Navratri and such T20 followed. This three hour format, usually people twiddle their thumbs during breaks
potential. The box office is sensitive to affected Western India, especially Mumbai. played in the evening, that is 4 pm onwards, after every over is bowled. It is to be watched
just about everything that happens outside of a Even in those days, Bombay Circuit, which started telling on box office collections as they at home or a club or a pub and the excitement
film auditorium. Say, a strike, an unrest, cricket, included Mumbai, Gujarat, a part of Karnataka affected at least two shows on the day the match shared with friends. Things are a bit better now
festivals and so on. Not to forget the television, and also Goa, was the most lucrative followed was played. Which was a day or two. because, earlier a cricket lover wanted to watch
video, CD, DVD and, now, OTT, the small by Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. While the So far so good as the film industry coped every match. But, gradually IPL watching was
screen content streaming. makers avoided releasing a film during such with cricket in its three formats like it did with a filtered down to watching only the matches of
This takes me back to my initiation into the periods, Ramlila, a circus in town or any such circus in town, festivals, ODIs and, even, T20s. favourite teams.
film industry through a distribution company. show was considered major opposition to films. But, then came the biggest circus of them all. Sajid Nadidwala, who released his film
Film offices worked on a bare minimum Now, the era of DCRs is over. Things The Indian Premiere League (IPL). This was Housefull during IPL, said his film’s collections
basis in those days. There was a manager, his are getting centralised. Thanks to GST, not a one-or-two-day affair. It hogs up a whole showed a huge drop in Pune because the Pune
assistant, a typist-cum-telephone operator and entertainment tax rates have stabilised as a season. Just about the entire summer! Earlier, team was playing that day. I told him that he
a peon. There was no corporate culture where reasonable percentage of the admission rates, the summer vacations brought in footfalls at the need not worry as the drop would be made up
more people are employed than the company nationally. Earlier, it was on the whim of the cinema halls. in the days to follow since his film was already
can ever hope to recover unless every film is states as cinema business was on the concurrent Of course, now things have changed. One accepted by moviegoers. Vasu Bhagnani was
a hit. list and, hence, a state subject. does not go to a cinema just because it is a the first one to ignore the opposition of IPL and
In those days, a film distribution company While communication has become easier, vacation, thanks to admission rates. Now, a film released one of his films bang in the middle
which released a film, got a DCR (Daily the meaning of opposition to a theatrical film has to be worth that much money and effort. of the IPL season. The film proved to be a hit.
Collection Report). No SMS, WhatsApp has changed. The major challenges started with But, the IPL is a two-month-long jamboree. And, now releasing a film during the IPL does
message or emails. Oftentimes, when the post the advent of the electronic media. First, it was Gives a great alternative to sending kids out not bother the filmmakers.
delivered the DCR to you, a film could very analogue TV, as in Doordarshan which ate or even for getting seniors in to cinema halls. This year for instance, Kesari released on
well have been discontinued from a cinema. into film collections with its film programmes Cricket, especially IPL, is a kind of inspiration March 21 though the IPL was scheduled to
These DCRs came from each town and city including film telecasts every Sunday evening for kids. Cricket spells money and, hence, every start from March 23. Luka Chuppi and Badla,
where your film released. It mentioned the (prime time for cinema), followed by video kid and youth’s aspiration. This is the biggest the spill over films, continued to hold well
collections of all the films released or running format, VCD, pen drive, hard disc storage and opposition the film industry and box office even during IPL. Next week (April 17) will17 see
in the said town. so on. Just about every major star like Amitabh has faced in the last 12 years. What the big the release of Kalank followed by Avengers:
The figures of all the films told you where Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and filmmakers do is wisely avoid releasing a film Endgame on March 26.
your film stood vis a vis other films. But, besides Shah Rukh Khan has accepted television during this period. This week, for instance, as @The Box Office
these details, the DCR also reported about the as another medium of entertainment. The many as six small films (Albert Pinto Ko Gussa *Last week’s new release, Romeo Akbar
other distractions which, in film parlance, were character artistes find work in both mediums. Kyon Aata Hai?, Blackboard Vs Whiteboard, Walter, had a reasonable opening weekend of
called oppositions. Now, they also find work in OTT platform and Ek Hakikat Ganga, Gun Pe Done, Paharganj about Rs 21 crore but the film could not sustain
These other oppositions included local it won’t be long before big stars join in too. and The Tashkent Files) have found screening during rest of the week which closed with
language films, a circus in town and festivals. And, that is cricket. India plays cricket on a slots at multiplexes which, otherwise, would figures of Rs 29 crore.
There was also a mention of the weekly market regular basis and one can say cricketers work not have been possible. *The other release, Shazam, is poor having
in small towns where people from surrounding more than a normal office going person does; The first few years of the IPL were really collected about Rs 16 crore in the first week.
villages gathered to sell their ware. When it say about 150 days a year not to count county hurting the film business. Both the filmmakers *Kesari collected Rs 11.25 crore in its third
came to festivals, some were good for the box cricket and nets. and the exhibitors. Some multiplexes even week taking its three week tally to Rs 146 crore.
office collections while some others took away The major affront from cricket on the box planned to screen these matches at their *Badla takes its three week total to Rs 81.8
from them. The festivals like Ramlila, Holi, office started with ODIs, the 50-over matches cinemas. It did not work because this form crore by adding Rs 2.5 crore in its third week.


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Congress wants Delhi-only tie-up, BJP names
4 more LS
says AAP as it calls off alliance talks candidates
AAP sources said if the Congress wants alliance only in Delhi then it has to be in the 5:2 ratio and if an alliance is
sealed for both Delhi and Haryana then the ratio can be 4:3 in the national capital and 6:3:1 in Haryana. from Madhya
T Pradesh
he alliance between AAP and

the Congress has been called-
off following disagreement he Bharatiya Janata Party on
over tie-up in Haryana and Delhi, Wednesday announced four
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said this candidates for the 2019 Lok
evening, adding that Congress Sabha polls from Madhya Pradesh
has refused to form an alliance in including Sadhvi Pragya Singh
Haryana and AAP does not want a Thakur, an accused in the 2008
tie-up only in Delhi. Malegaon blasts.
“In order to stop BJP we were Sadhvi Pragya will contest against
ready for an alliance with the senior Congress leader Digvijaya
Congress, but Congress is not in a Singh from the Bhopal Lok Sabha
mood for any coalition. It is a matter constituency, which goes to the polls
of sadness, that even after so many in the sixth phase on May 12.
efforts, Congress is not ready for any Apart from her, the BJP has fielded
kind of compromise,” Singh said.
K.P. Yadav from Guna, Raj Bahadur
According to the sources, Singh
Singh from Sagar and Ramakant
proposed 6:3:1 seat sharing in
Bahrgav from Vidisha in place of
Haryana in which Congress would
fight from six seats, while the at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind talks. a public spat, with the Congress External Affairs Minister and senior
Jannayak Janata Party would field Kejriwal’s residence during which AAP sources said if the Congress president accusing the AAP of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who had
its candidates for three seats and one senior AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, wants alliance only in Delhi then it making a “U-turn” over alliance last year announced that she will not
candidate would be fielded by the Gopal Rai, Sanjay Singh and has to be in the 5:2 ratio and if an talks, prompting the Delhi chief contest in the Lok Sabha polls due to
AAP. But the Congress has proposed Satyendra Kumar Jain were present. alliance is sealed for both Delhi and minister to hit back at him. health reasons.
a 7:2:1 seat-sharing formula in which Following the meeting, the party Haryana then the ratio can be 4:3 Gandhi had said while the Sushma Swaraj has represented
seven Congress candidates, two JJP said it is ready to have further in the national capital and 6:3:1 in doors of his party are open, time is Vidisha since the 2009 Lok Sabha
candidates and one AAP candidate discussion with the Congress and has Haryana. running out, but Kejriwal slammed elections. Before her, former Madhya
would contest the polls, the sources appointed a representative to take Amid a continuing blame-game him, questioning what U-turn was Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj
added. the matter forward. The AAP has over seat-sharing in Delhi, Rahul he talking about as the talks were Singh Chouhan had represented the
On Tuesday, a meeting was held appointed Singh to hold the alliance Gandhi and Kejriwal engaged in still on. seat four times since 1991.

Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha is Samajwadi Vote for right

Party’s candidate against Rajnath Singh in Lucknow candidate: Aligarh Jama
he Samajwadi Party has
named Poonam Sinha,
the wife of actor-turned- Masjid cleric
politician Shatrughan Sinha, as rying to avoid politics,
its candidate from Lucknow Lok Aligarh Jama Masjid cleric
Sabha seat against Union home Mohd Khalid Hameed
minister Rajnath Singh. SP president appealed to the electorate to vote
Akhilesh Yadav announced Poonam in large numbers for the deserving
Sinha’s name on Wednesday. candidate.
Poonam Sinha joined the party on The Aligarh constituency includes
Tuesday in Lucknow where Dimple five assembly segments - Atrauli,
Yadav, the wife of Akhilesh Yadav Barauli, Koil, Aligarh City and Khair
welcomed her in the Samajwadi -- where Polling is due in the second
Party’s fold. At the time of joining Poonam Sinha, the wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, joined
phase on Thursday. Over 13.5
the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav
the SP, Poonam Sinha had said she lakh voters will cast their
welcomed Poonam Sinha in the party. "Targeting
“will fight strongly” against Rajnath ballot in the area famous for The cleric, however,
a particular
Singh from Lucknow seat. expected to see trilateral fight. Poonam Sinha is likely to file her locks and Aligarh Muslim clarified that he does
community and
Lucknow goes to the polls on The Congress has fielded Acharya nomination on Thursday, April 18. University (AMU). supporting the other not support or oppose
May 6 in the fifth phase of the Lok Pramod Krishnan from Lucknow Commenting on her candidature "Casting vote is very any particular party
is not a quality of a
Sabha elections along with 50 other Lok Sabha seat. It was being from Lucknow, Rajnath Singh important. But the correct and that it is the work
good ruler. "
parliamentary constituencies across speculated that the Congress might had said the BJP would fight the use of vote is also significant. of politicians.
seven states. leave the Lucknow seat uncontested elections with full dignity against If you are angry with any party "I am not interested in
Poonam Sinha’s entry into politics to avoid division of votes in the Poonam Sinha. or candidate, this is the perfect time politics. But I want to say one
and joining the SP came days after opposition camp. “In a democracy, someone has to to use your right. Think twice before thing that everyone should use their
her husband and the two-time Lok The Congress’s announcement contest against someone. We will using your franchise," Hameed said. vote correctly and intelligently."
Sabha MP Shatrughan Sinha quit the came despite an appeal from SP fight elections with full dignity. Referring to the BJP, Hameed Hameed has been critical of the
BJP to join Congress. leader Ravidas Mehrotra, according Lucknow is known for its good said that the party has changed its BJP, saying some of its leaders
Shatrughan Sinha is the Congress to news agency ANI, that it should manners and we will fight the polls in ways. He said leaders in the party sought votes in the name of the
candidate from Patna Sahib not field any candidate from the same spirit,” ANI quoted Rajnath now target Muslims which is not a CRPF personnel who lost their lives
parliamentary seat in Bihar where he Lucknow Lok Sabha seat. Singh as saying. good sign as we live in a country of in the Pulwama terror attack.
is pitted against Union law minister “Poonam Sinha ji will be the SP- The SP, the BSP and the Rashtriya 'Ganga-Jamna tehzeeb'. Asked about the implementation
Ravi Shankar Prasad who is making BSP-RLD candidate from Lucknow. Lok Dal led by former Union minister "Targeting a particular community of demonetization and Goods and
his debut in the Lok Sabha elections. She will file nomination on April 18. Ajit Singh are in alliance for the Lok and supporting the other is not a Services Tax (GST), the cleric said
With Poonam Sinha becoming We appeal to the Congress that do Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. The quality of a good ruler. We never had that both were very good steps, but
the official candidate of the grand- not field your candidate from here Congress, after being overlooked by any problem with the BJP earlier. their implementation was wrong.
alliance, also comprising the so that BJP can be defeated,” ANI the grand-alliance, announced to We never faced any problem in the "Why did the government not think
Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati, quoted Ravidas Mehrotra as saying contest alone in the most populous Atal Bihari Vajpayee government," about people before implementing
the electoral battle at Lucknow is on Tuesday. state. Hameed said. both the schemes?" he asked.
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EDGE’ WITH GREATER STANDOFF Voting begins in 95 seats in phase 2 of LS polls

oting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread

CAPABILITY: LOCKHEED MARTIN over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega
seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.
Voting for electing MLAs in 35 of Odisha's 147 assembly seats also
started along with polling for five of the state's 21 Lok Sabha constituencies.
In these constituencies, electors will cast two votes each.
In West Bengal, a total of 49,32,346 voters -- 25,22,887 men, 24,09,372
women and 87 registered in the 'other' category -- are eligible to exercise
their franchise as polling began at 7 a.m. for three constituencies in the state.
In Tamil Nadu, voting is happening in 38 out of total 39 seats as the
Election Commission on Tuesday rescinded the poll for Vellore Lok Sabha
constituency after the Income Tax (IT) department seized unaccounted cash

from the cement warehouse allegedly belonging to a DMK functionary's
Voting also started in 14 out of 28 seats in Karnataka, 10 out of 48 in
Maharashtra, eight out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh, five out of 40 in Bihar, and
The F-21 multi-role fighter jet will give India a “significant edge” with greater three each in Chhattisgarh (out of 11) and West Bengal (out of 42).
standoff capability, American defence giant Lockheed Martin has said and The Of Assam's 14 constituencies, voting started in five of them while it also
claimed that producing it locally will also strengthen the country’s integration
F-21 will began in two out of six -- Srinagar and Udhampur -- in Jammu and Kashmir,
into the world-wide network of advanced fighter aircraft technology.

meet all of India’s and one constituency each in Manipur and Puducherry. Polling to Tripura
he Maryland-based company, edge with greater standoff capability, East, which was slated for Thursday, has been deferred to the third phase on
which had earlier offered greater staying power with less April 23 on security concerns. Polling also started in the lone Puducherry
its F-16 fighter jets to India, fuel burn, and network data linking
capability and
advanced technology Lok Sabha seat and in the Thattanchavady assembly constituency for which
said the F-21 addresses the IAF’s capabilities across all platforms.
requirements - the by-election is being held.
unique requirements and integrates The tactics India employs with the
same requirements all The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections started on April 11 and would
India into the world’s largest fighter F-21 will also be different - uniquely
other 4th generation conclude on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
aircraft ecosystem. developed by the Indian Air Force,
The F-21 multi-role fighter jet will he said. competitors are Jhunjhunwala doubts BJP getting majority
give India a “significant edge” with “The F-21 will meet all of offering. As we hanging his earlier stance, billionaire investor and trader Rakesh
greater standoff capability, American India’s performance, capability and pursue cutting-edge Jhunjhunwala has said that the ruling BJP may not get a clear majority
defence giant Lockheed Martin has advanced technology requirements technologies for the in the Lok Sabha elections. He, however, said the party would be a major
said and claimed that producing - the same requirements all other F-21, some capabilities partner in the next government at the Centre.
it locally will also strengthen the 4th generation competitors are Jhunjhunwala's current position is different from his view in February
may be evaluated as
country’s integration into the world- offering. As we pursue cutting-edge when he had predicted that Narendra Modi-led BJP would come back to
wide network of advanced fighter technologies for the F-21, some
discrete, integrated
functions, power with a comfortable majority.
aircraft technology. Lockheed capabilities may be evaluated as The first phase of elections ended on April 11. The Lok Sabha Election
Martin during the Aero India show in discrete, integrated functions,” Lall 2019 will be conducted in seven phases and counting will be held on May
Bengaluru in February unveiled the said. enhanced survivability against 23. Talking about market trends, the ace investor said the poor had not
F-21 multi-role fighter jet for India, Refuting reports that the F-21 ground and air threats; Long-Range benefited from the bull-run in the markets in the past four decades.
to be produced locally. fighter jet is rebranding of the F-16, Infrared Search and Track (IRST), Jhunjhunwala advised the market participants to exercise caution and wait
The Maryland-based company, Lall said that while aircraft structures enabling pilots to detect threats till the end of the elections to be aggressive and invest.
which had earlier offered its may look familiar, the differences without detecting them and Triple
F-16 fighter jets to India, said the become clear when looking at the Missile Launcher Adapters (TMLAs)
Chennai South: Prestigious seat lacking basic facilities
F-21 addresses the IAF’s unique
requirements and integrates India
into the world’s largest fighter
unique capabilities of the F-21.
This includes an Advanced APG-
83 Active Electronically Scanned
allowing the F-21 to carry 40 per
cent more air-to-air weapons, he O nce represented by luminaries such
as DMK founder C.N. Annadurai,
Union Minister (and later President) R.
said. “The F-21 proposal is unique
aircraft ecosystem. Array (AESA) radar, which has in that the F-21 production line will Venkataraman and actor Vyjayanthimala
Lockheed Martin and Tata detection ranges nearly double that be in India, and Indian industry will Bali, Chennai South is among Tamil
Advanced Systems would produce of previous mechanically scanned also be integrated into the global Nadu's most prestigious Lok Sabha
the F-21 in India. Vivek Lall, vice array radars and the ability to track F-16 production and sustainment constituency and appears set for another
president for strategy and business and attack more targets with higher ecosystem. Approval by the US triangular contest like in the previous two
development, Lockheed, said, precision, he said. Government for such an important elections.
“While it is inappropriate for us to It has an Advanced Electronic strategic move signals a significant Coming into existence in 1957 as Madras
compare specific capabilities, the Warfare (EW) System, developed development in US-India relations,” South, the seat was either represented by
F-21 will give India a significant uniquely for India, that provides Lall told PTI in an interview. the Congress and the DMK till 1991, when
the AIADMK won it for the first time.

India, UK sign ‘step change’ defence MoU

Won by the DMK's T.R. Baalu in the next
four elections, it was wrested back by the

AIADMK in 2009 and is with it since then. The state's ruling party, which
ndia and the United Kingdom is aiming for a hat-trick, has again fielded sitting member J.Jayavardhan,
this week signed a memorandum son of Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar. This time, he faces the
of understanding on defence and DMK's T. Sumathi alias Thamizhachi Thangapandian and Kamal Haasan's
security equipment described as a MNM candidate R. Rangarajan, who is a former IAS officer, and 37 others.
‘step change’ in the long-standing Comprising six assembly seats - Virugambakkam, Saidapet, T. Nagar,
defence relationship between the two Mylapore, Velachery and Sholinganallur, Chennai South has a total
countries. electorate of 19.73 lakh, where women votes at 9.93 lakh are ahead of male
The agreement follows a visit by voters (9.79 lakh). There are also 389 third gender voters.
India’s chief of naval staff, Admiral
Modi's popularity on test as Karnataka goes to polls

Sunil Lanba, to HMS Queen
Elizabeth in Portsmouth in March, n estimated 2.43 crore electorates will test Prime Minister Narendra
and HMS Dragon’s visit to Goa in Modi's popularity as 14 out of 28 constituencies in Karnataka go to
the polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday
December last year, where the ship proud global maritime history, with By collaborating and exploiting
amid tight security.
took part in the naval exercise, the impressive futures ahead,” defence procurement opportunities
"Elaborate arrangements have been made across the state's central and
Konkan Series. minister Stuart Andrew said. together, both nations will be able
southern regions for free and fair polling in 30,164 booths spread over 14
The defence equipment MoU “The signing of this Memorandum to benefit from technological and
parliamentary seats from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. amid tight security," state Chief
was signed by Air Marshal Richard of Understanding underpins the manufacturing capabilities and Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar said. The 14 constituencies are:
Knighton on behalf of the UK’s collaboration between our two support long-term cooperation Udupi-Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga (SC), Tumkur,
ministry of defence and Barun nations, building on our between their defence and security Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajnagar (SC), Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North,
Mitra, additional secretary "As defence ties, and industries, an official statement said. Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkaballapur and Kolar (SC).
(defence production) major world ensuring our nations Besides the bilateral defence Polling in the remaining 14 seats will be held in the west coast and
in India’s ministry of economies, Britain are able to combat talks, representatives of the UK and northern regions of the state in the third phase on April 23.
defence. and India both have a emerging threats Indian industry met to discuss how Of the 2.43 crore electorates for Thursday's polling, 1.23 crore are male
“As major world proud global maritime for generations to they would forge deeper and broader and 1.20 crore are female voters who will decide the fate of 241 candidates,
economies, Britain history, with impressive come,” Andrew partnerships to contribute to these including 15 women and 133 Independent nominees.
futures ahead"
and India both have a said. efforts.
20 INDIA ABROAD Friday, April 19, 2019 The Indian Weekender

NY MURAL OF ASTRONAUT, Indian student invents

n Indian student has

invented robots to help
he high-tech future of green
the United Arab Emirates
jobs and the Gandhian virtue
(UAE) become greener, including a
of the dignity of work meld
cleaner bot that preserves the marine
their messages on a six-storey high environment and another that helps
mural commemorating the 150th minimize human labour on farms,
birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi the media reported.
and the centenary of the International Sainath Manikandan, a student
Labour Organisation (ILO). at the GEMS United Indian School
Sporting a Mahatma Gandhi patch here, built the Marine Robot Cleaner
on his shoulder, an astronaut floats (MBot Cleaner) and Agriculture
in space on the mural painted on the Robot (Agribot), and said he hopes
side wall of the Indian Mission to the that authorities would implement
UN that was inaugurated on Tuesday. his inventions on a bigger scale, the
The mural that looks up from the Khaleej Times reported on Thursday. robot to assist and control the seed-
vista that opens to the iconic glass-
A mural painted on the side of the Indian Mission to the United Nations in New York
His mission with the robots is planting process on farms.
shows an astronaut floating in space to symbolise the future of work and Mahatma
fronted UN building a block away Gandhi championing the dignity of work. The painting commemorates the the 150th to help protect marine species and "The purpose of AgriBot is to help
commemorates the occasions. birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the centenary of the International Labor the farmers who work in warmer the farmers in hot countries like the
The other themes on the mural, a
Organization and was inaugurated April 10. countries like the UAE. UAE.
with a deep setback. "MBot is a prototype robot that "It is designed to minimize the
joint effort of the ILO and the Indian I mixed different ideas The mural now decorates that side can remove floating wastes from labour of farmers, in addition
mission, include the concept of and came up with this without impinging on the building's surface water. It is basically "The to increasing the speed
"green", environmentally sustainable robot is
jobs and the greening of the world
'green astronaut' that is Correa design. The mural was one of shaped like a boat and can and accuracy of the
also worker - the worker several sponsored across the city by be operated remotely work. It performs the
by planting trees. India's Permanent and provides the
Representative Syed Akbaruddin from the future who ILO to commemorate its centenary with a radio control. facility for the optional elementary functions
with a project called Street Art for "It runs with two switching of the involved in farming,
said at the inauguration that the would be working in Mankind that aims to spread the motors that help the ploughing system such as ploughing the
mural addresses global concerns of space boat move in the water. field, sowing seeds, and
message of decent work for all with when required."
decent jobs and the environment. Popsicle sticks are attached covering the seeds with
sustainable development and social
He said the mural effort goes anniversary of Gandhi' birth, he said to a wheel and then to the third soil.
justice. Portugal-born Ash said that
beyond the diplomatic work at the he added Gandhi's image as a logo on motor to push the waste from the "The robot is autonomous and
he had painted a mural at the Indian
UN of dealing with resolutions to a the arm of the astronaut. water bodies into the storage basket," provides the facility for the optional
Institute of Technology in Chennai
new diplomatic area of reaching out Ash said that one of his inspirations he said. switching of the ploughing system
during its Summerfest. He said that
to people to create broader awareness was India's record in 2017 of planting The student added that by when required," he said.
he had started as a street-artist in
of issues. 66 million trees on a single day. developing the MBot on a bigger Last year, Manikandan collected
Paris, where he had studied, and
Victor Ash, the artist who painted The mission building with a red- scale, "we can try to preserve our nearly 2,500 kg of paper and 250 kg
later went into doing paintings for marine species and environment". of plastics.
it while perched high on a cherry- stone facade was designed by the
galleries. His AgriBot is a machine that is "Recycling just one tonne of paper
picker, said: "I mixed different ideas internationally acclaimed Indian
"But it was only the studio work also powered by solar panels, instead can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of
and came up with this 'green astronaut' architect Charles Correa, but one of
and exhibiting in galleries was not of batteries. water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic
that is also worker - the worker from its sides was bared to the bricks after
reaching such a broad public," he Manikandan has suggested that yards of landfill space and 4,000
the future who would be working the neighbouring building was torn
said. drones be used along with this kilowatts of energy," he added.
in space." And to commemorate the down and a hotel was built on the site


Fire out, organ intact but work ahead for

charred Notre Dame: What has happened so far
he cathedral had survived almost 900 The European Parliament in Strasbourg
years of tumultuous French history declared that the damage to Paris’s Notre Dame
but was decimated amid renovation cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe
works at the start of Catholic Easter week. will contribute to its rebuilding.
After an over 12-hour battle to douse an inferno Promising ‘solidarity’, European
engulfing Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
firefighters Tuesday declared success. The told lawmakers: “Europe has been wounded.
blaze entirely claimed its spire and roof but France has been wounded. Paris has been
spared its bell towers. wounded.”
What was left after the blaze was a soot black The inside of Notre Dame after the fire, “We are all a little bereaved,” said Juncker.
shell of the monument immortalised in Victor with a view of the cross and the Nicholas “Yesterday was a terrible day for all those who
Coustou sculpture "Pieta."
Hugo’s 1831 novel “The Hunchback of Notre love France and who love Paris.
Dame”. The cathedral had survived almost 900 Vatican expresses shock and sadness
years of tumultuous French history but was
Brief history of Notre Dame
decimated amid renovation works at the start of
The cathedral plays a central role in Frenchs
Catholic Easter week.
society and has figured as a central character
The cathedral’s iconic twin bell towers, through the ups and downs of French history
however, remained intact. since construction began in mid-12th century.
and officials tried to save as much as they could Firefighters blamed the renovation work for
In an interview with AP, Junior Interior During the French Revolution in the 18th
of the cathedral’s countless treasures, built up the fire. In the incident, one firefighter sustained
Minister Laurent Nunez said, “The task is – century, it was vandalised and plundered but
over centuries. injuries while dousing the blaze which at one
now the risk of fire has been put aside – about would go on to feature as a central character in
The blaze devastated two-thirds of the roof point threatened to bring down one of the two
the building, how the structure will resist.” a Victor Hugo novel published in 1831, “The
of the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage monumental towers on the western facade of
One of the city’s five senior vicars, Philippe Hunchback of Notre-Dame” which is credited
landmark, whose spectacular Gothic spire the cathedral that is visited by more than 12
Marsset, told AP: “If God intervened (in the with helping save it.
collapsed as orange flames and clouds of grey million tourists each year.
blaze) it was in the courage of the firefighters.” It survived the devastation of two global
smoke billowed into the evening sky even as As a saving grace, Paris’ fire brigade chief
“Notre Dame was destroyed but the soul of conflicts in the 20th century and famously rang
the disaster that sent shockwaves through Jean-Claude Gallet had declared that “we can
France was not,” Michel Aupetit, archbishop of its bells on August 24, 1944, the day of the
France and the world. consider that the main structure of Notre-Dame
Paris was quoted as saying by AP. Liberation of Paris from German occupation at
has been saved and preserved,” as well as the
What happened at Notre Dame? What was the source of fire? the end of the World War II.
two bell towers. However, Culture Minister
A massive blaze broke out at Notre-Dame Experts and investigators believe that the fire The 12th-century church is home to
Riester sent out a warning that the structure
cathedral in Paris on Monday that quickly occurred during renovation work to overhaul relics, stained glass and other works of art
remained unstable.
consume its spire and roof. Scores of tourists the spire that had suffered damages inflicted by of incalculable value, and is a leading tourist
and Parisians had watched in horror from weather and pollution. Investigators are treating Europe ‘wounded’ by Notre-Dame fire, attraction. Its organ dates to the 1730s and was
nearby streets as flames engulfed the building the case as an “involuntary fire”, not arson. EU pledges help constructed by Francois Thierry.
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Rashid, Jonny Bairstow NEWS in BRIEF
guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to Ganguly ready to quit cricket committee to avoid
victory over Chennai Super Kings S ourav Ganguly is willing to resign from the Cricket Advisory Committee
(CAC) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after CEO

he hue of champions Rahul Johri -- on behalf of the board -- asked ombudsman D.K. Jain to
Chennai Super Kings’ yellow examine his dual role as member of CAC and Delhi Capitals advisor.
overshadowed Sunrisers Speaking to the media, sources in the know of developments said that
Hyderabad’s orange at the latter’s while the Cricket Association of Bengal president-cum-DC advisor is
home ground. Most of them wearing confident that he is not conflicted, even then, the former India skipper is
MS Dhoni’s jersey No 7 were willing to step down from the CAC which also has Sunrisers Hyderabad
disappointed not to see him in action mentor V.V.S. Laxman and Mumbai Indians mentor Sachin Tendulkar as
after the skipper decided to sit out, members.
handing over the captaincy to Suresh "Sourav last attended a CAC meeting during the appointment of Ravi
Raina. Shastri as coach after the Champions Trophy in 2017.
There was not much to cheer for In fact, the committee has not even met in recent times and he is clear
them as CSK suffered a mini batting that if required, he will step down from the role to avoid any questions of
collapse in the middle-overs to finish conflict. Even though his stance remains unchanged that he is not conflicted
on 132/5, their lowest total in this in any way, he will meet the ombudsman and discuss the same," the source
edition batting first. SRH didn’t let said.
slip the advantage, reaching 137/4 in
16.5 overs, the six-wicket win their
Mithali Raj is goodwill ambassador for SCCWC 2019
fourth of the season.
David Warner (50 – 25b) struck his I ndian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been named the
goodwill ambassador of Team India at the Street Child Cricket World
Cup (SCCWC). She, alongside Saurav Ganguly and Rajasthan Royals,
fifth half-century in eight innings this
IPL – he also has a century – as he joins in supporting the team as they gear up for the final match at Lords, just
raised a 66-run opening stand with ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in May this year.
Jonny Bairstow. Later, David Warner Announcing her support, Mithali said, "I am excited to join the Street
(50) and Jonny Bairstow (61*) made Child Cricket World Cup as a goodwill ambassador for Team India. As an
sure that Sunrisers didn’t suffer the athlete, I know the true potential that sports can play in not just changing a
same fate at the last match when they child's reality, but also garnering public support for children who live on the
lost eight wickets for just 15 runs. streets. India has over 20 lakh street connected children and there lies our
Deepak Chahar had Warner caught nation's untapped potential."
tightening the screws. With Dhoni in drying up.
and leg-spinner Imran Tahir removed "As a woman cricketer, I am super thrilled to see that this tournament is
the dugout, CSK scored just 30 runs Vijay Shankar celebrated his World
skipper Kane Williamson and Vijay gender equal- boys and girls will play together. Playing at Lord's is a dream
in last five overs, and only 52 in the Cup call up with only his second
Shankar cheaply. for many, which has become a reality for these young champions and I look
last 10 overs. IPL wicket when he had CSK’s top-
However, Bairstow stayed on forward to following their game," she added.
Sunrisers bowlers again used the scorer Faf Du Plessis caught behind
complete a fifty (61no – 44b), The two teams, India North and India South, are put together by Save the
conditions well, bowled in the right for 45 (31b, 3x4, 3x6). In walked
finishing it off with a six at the Rajiv Children, HOPE Foundation, Magic Bus and Karunalaya.
channels and hardly erred in line. Ambati Rayudu and the social media
Gandhi International Stadium here. spiralled with 3D glasses jokes. Super Cup may return as season opener in 2019-2020
It all started with left-arm spinner

CSK were given a good start by Shankar had him in trouble the first
Shahbaz Nadeem, who cleaned he recently concluded Super Cup in Bhubaneswar was hardly a super
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, ball he faced but at the end of the
up Watson as he tried to loft him show in the absence of seven I-League teams, but the tournament may
who put on 79 for the first wicket. It over they had a hug suggesting there
into the on-side terraces. CSK lost return as the season opener (2019-2020) in September-October this year.
was their season’s best but the wheels was no animosity between them
momentum after that with wickets In the general council meeting of the Indian Super League (ISL) last
came off with Sunrisers bowlers despite Rayudu’s tweet.
falling one after another and runs month, the franchises have been handed out the calendar for the next two

DC vs MI: Shreyas Iyer hit on right arm ahead of seasons indicating Super Cup as the opening tournament. No I-League club
is officially aware of the development.

Mumbai Indians clash Introduced in 2018, the Super Cup is India's only knock-out tournament
which is played as the season closer involving both I-League clubs and

elhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer suffered an ISL franchises. The format of the tournament is strictly based on the final
injury scare on Wednesday when he was hit on the standings of the two leagues.
right arm during training on the eve of his side’s When contacted, a senior All India Football Federation (AIFF) official
Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians. said: "They (ISL) have only chalked out a provisional calendar. There is no
Iyer has led from the front and has been the team’s reason to take it as the final roster."
leading run-getter in the tournament with 266 runs at an
average of 33.25. There was no official update given on
Windies rope in Ramnaresh Sarwan to mentor batsmen
the extent of his injury.
Also seen in the nets was Rishabh Pant, who was not F ormer West Indies batsman
Ramnaresh Sarwan
accepted the invitation of the
picked in India’s World Cup squad announced on Monday.
Young opener Prithvi Shaw, who has not made an country's cricket board to work as
impact in his last five innings, was engrossed in a lengthy a mentor and provide batting tips
chat with team advisor Sourav Ganguly on the sidelines of to the Caribbean side's batsmen in
the training session. Delhi Capitals are on course for their of their eight games. They are second on the points table the run-up to the tri-nation series in
first play-off appearance since 2012, having won five out with 10 points. Ireland and the World Cup.
The 38-year-old, who played
Points Table 87 Tests, 181 ODIs and 18 T20Is
TEAMS PLAYED WIN LOSS TIED POINTS NRR between 2000 and 2013 for the West Indies, will spend the remainder of
Chennai Super Kings 9 7 2 0 14 +0.101 the week working with the players, especially the batsmen, helping them to
Delhi Capitals 8 5 3 0 10 +0.418 fortify their game. However, it is not certain whether he will travel with the
Mumbai Indians 8 5 3 0 10 +0.244 West Indies side for the World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales
Kings XI Punjab 9 5 4 0 10 -0.015 from May 30.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 8 4 4 0 8 +0.549 "I have come here to act as kind of a mentor to the players and try my
Kolkata Knight Riders 8 4 4 0 8 +0.350 best to assist them in any technical ways and with any shortcomings where
Rajasthan Royals 8 2 6 0 4 -0.589 I think they can improve, and to offer as much help to the head coach, Floyd
Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 1 7 0 2 -1.114 Reifer, and his coaching staff," said Sarwan.
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Grilled lemon and rosemary chicken

f you wish to eat something fancy for your dinner then we have your wish fulfilled. This Grilled
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken recipe is prepared in no time and has an exceptional flavour to
it. The minced garlic and lemon juice used in the dish adds an extra sourness to the preparation.
Perfect for the winter season, the chicken used in the recipe is grilled to perfection and the outcome
is tender and juicy chicken served to you and your family. This non-vegetarian recipe makes for one
sumptuous meal one can have in their dinner along with a glass of wine.
• 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
• 2 cloves garlic
• powdered black pepper as required
• 1 bunch arugula

Easter recipe collections • 50 ml virgin olive oil

• 1 1/2 tablespoon rosemary

• kosher salt as required
collection of tasty, healthy and wholesome Easter recipes that have been cooked
• 700 gm chicken cutlet
traditionally on this festival. Easter is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the
• 1 lemon
country. Easter is that time of the Christian year when Christians remember the death and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are some special foods eaten at Easter time, one of the most Method
famous is Hot Cross Buns. If you are planning to cook an Easter dinner and are confused about • In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice,
what and how to cook, this handy list would solve all your confusion! Here are some of the best olive oil, dijon mustard, rosemary, garlic,
Easter recipes, handpicked specially for you. kosher salt and black pepper powder.

Quinoa and corn griddle pancake • In the same bowl add chicken cutlet pieces and
minutes till it cooks well from all the sides.

leave it for marination at room temperature.
uinoa and Corn Griddle Pancake is • Meanwhile, heat the grill to medium high. • Place the lemon halves on the grill and let
a healthy and interesting recipe that Grease the grill grates using olive oil with the them cook.
you can make at home to show your help of a brush. • Now, on a serving plate spread arugula leaves
culinary skills. This easy recipe is perfect • Check for the marinated chicken now. and place the grilled chicken on top if it. Now,
for occasions like kitty parties, potlucks, Remove the chicken from the marinate paste squeeze the lemon juice on top of it and serve.
birthdays, anniversaries or a surprise party and place them on the grill. Cook for 3-4
for someone special. This pancake recipe is
one such quick-fix which will relish your taste Irish Stew
buds and satiate your soul with its refreshing rish Stew, as the name suggests, is a
quinoa and corn flavours. traditional Irish recipe often served with
Ingredients breads. This appetizer recipe is wholesome
• 1/2 cup quinoa and hearty and is prepared without the use of any
• 1/2 cup vegetable broth sort of spices. Irish Stew is known for its lip-
• 1/2 cup boiled American corn kernels smacking flavours, even without the use of any
• 1/4 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese sort of flavouring agents. This stew uses simple
• 2 tablespoon milk vegetables like potatoes and carrots, along
• 8 dashes virgin olive oil with lamb meat which makes this a simple yet
cheese, wheat flour, milk, hot pepper sauce, scrumptious dish.
• 1/4 cup arugula
and black pepper in a medium bowl and Ingredients
• 1/2 cup water
mix properly. • 1 kilograms lamb
• 1 egg
• Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium • 8 carrot
• 2 scallions medium-sized pieces and roughly chop the
flame. Add 1/4 cup of the quinoa mixture • salt as required
• 1/4 cup wheat flour onions. Also slice the lamb into small pieces.
and flatten it with a spatula to give it the • water as required
• 1 teaspoon salt • Now, take a large pot and fill it with water,
shape of a pancake. Repeat the process with • 10 large potato
• 1 avocados and place over high heat. Add the meat and
the remaining quinoa mixture. • 4 onion
Method • Fry the pancakes in the skillet just like • black pepper as required potato pieces in the pot and bring it to a boil.
• Add quinoa, water and vegetable broth in kebabs for about 5 minutes. Flip carefully Then add the chopped carrots and onions in
a small saucepan, place it over a medium For Garnishing the pot.
and fry the other side of the pancake for
flame and let it boil. Cover the pan with • 1 stalk parsley • Keep the pot low flame and cover the pot with
about 5-10 minutes more. Garnish the
a lid and simmer it for 15 minutes on low pancake with arugula leaves and serve with Method a lid. Let it simmer, until the vegetables and
flame. chopped avocado and toppings of your • The first step is to prepare the vegetables. the meat are cooked, and the gravy thickens.
• Add quinoa, egg, corn kernels, scallions, choice. Chop the potatoes in quarter, the carrots in Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Homemade Cake Potato chip cookies

e are here to present the Potato Chip Cookies recipe which has a

Y ou want to prepare a cake for your dear ones, but

you don’t have a microwave! In that case, just stop
worrying and try this amazing Homemade Cake recipe
host of exciting flavors to offer. As the name suggests, this recipe
is made with potato wafers which can turn out to be a lip smacking
delight for millions of taste buds.
prepared using a pressure cooker.
Ingredients • 1 cup crushed potato wafers
• 3 cup all purpose flour • 1 cup chocolate chips
• 2 beaten egg • 1 cup chopped mixed
• 2 teaspoon baking soda dry fruits
• 2 teaspoon vanilla essence • 1 teaspoon vanilla
and mix till the batter is fluffy and soft. Add vanilla
• 2 cup powdered sugar essence
essence and blend well. Vanilla essence is important to
• 1 cup butter • 2 cup brown sugar
camouflage the smell of eggs.
• 2 cup milk • 1 teaspoon soda
• Sprinkle some maida on a greased baking tin. It will
• 2 egg
Method prevent sticking of the cake to the base, you can also
• If you think you can never make that perfect sponge • 1 cup fresh cream
line it with a butter paper.
cake, then try this simple recipe and you will surely • When the
• Pour the prepared mixture into the tin and place it in For The Main Dish
become a master in rolling out the perfect homemade • 2 cup flour mixture is finally ready,
a pressure cooker. Do not add water in the cooker and
cake. It is a simple recipe and you can begin by mixing pour the mixture carefully, by
ensure that the tin does not touch the base of cooker. Method
sugar and butter together. Whisk well until light and using a spoon, in the cookie plate.
You can keep the baking dish on an inverted steel plate. • To begin with this delicious
fluffy. Then, take a manual whisker or a fork, if you do • Put the cookie plate inside the
Increase the flame and pressure cook for two minutes. recipe, take a bowl and add sugar,
not have one. Even electrical blenders are good. Once oven and bake it at 180 degrees
• Now remove the whistle and cook on low flame for cream in it. Beat the eggs onto it
done, add the beaten eggs and blend well. for 15-20 minutes depending on
35-40 minutes. If you are using an electric oven, cook and mix it well.
• Beat further so that the mixture gets a light, white your oven type.
at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes. • Next, add soda, choco chips,
appearance. • Keep checking in between so that
• Insert a knife or a metal skewer into the cake and if it vanilla essence, flour, dry fruits
• Sift together the maida and baking soda. It is done to you do not burn your cookies.
comes out clean, then the cake is ready to devour in. and potato chips to the mix. Mix
evenly distribute the baking soda in flour. Gradually Once baked, take out the cookies
Remove from the oven/cooker and allow to cool on a it very well.
add this to the egg mixture. If required add a little milk from the oven and serve warm.
wire rack.
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Hitori – a logic puzzle with very simple rules and challenging solutions. Can you eliminate
numbers until there are no duplicates in any row or column? Objective / Rules. Eliminate 1. In 1986 the prime minister of which European country 13. Which book was published in London on April 25th,
numbers until there are no duplicates in any row or column. Eliminate numbers was assassinated on his way home from the cinema 1719? Robinson Crusoe
by marking them in Black. You are not allowed to have two Black squares touching
horizontally or vertically (diagonally is ok). Any White square can be reached from any with his wife? Sweden (Olof Palme) 14. Who founded the Salvation Army in London, 1865?
other (i.e. they are connected). 2. Who was the first Windsor monarch of the UK? William Booth
George V (reigned 1910-1936) 15. Who designed Regent’s Park in London in 1811? John
3. What was the nickname of President Duvalier of Haiti, Nash
who died in 1971? Papa Doc 16. Southern Rhodesia became what country in 1980?
4. Which battle of 1571 marked the end of the Ottoman Zimbabwe (The Independent Nation of Zimbabwe)
naval supremacy in the Mediterranean? The Battle of 17. The first day of which battle was the worst day in the
Lepanto history of the British Army, which suffered 60,000
5. Nearly how many years did it take Sir Francis Drake
casualties? Battle of the Somme
to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe in
18. Who became president after the assassination of
Abraham Lincoln? Andrew Johnson
6. Name the most famous battle of 1346? Crecy
19. Which Egyptian president ordered the seizure of the
7. In 1979 which English art historian was exposed as a
Suez Canal in 1956? President Nassar
one-time Soviet spy and stripped of his knighthood?
20. Which city is normally accepted as being the ancient
8. In 1816 which US state was admitted to the Union as capital of Wessex? Winchester
See how many differences you can find in the right or left photo. 21. In which year was the death of Queen Elizabeth I?1603
the 20th state? Mississippi
9. In which year did the demolition of the Berlin Wall 22. In 1297, at which battle did William Wallace defeat the
begin? 1989 English? Battle of Stirling Bridge
10. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI created which 23. Who discovered the vaccination against smallpox in
principality in 1719? Lichtenstein 1796? Edward Jenner
11. Saloth Sar, born 19 May 1925, is better known by what 24. Which is the oldest University in the USA? Harvard
name? Pol Pot (founded 1636, in Cambridge Massachusetts)
12. What tax was introduced in England and Wales in 25. Who was the cult leader of the Waco Siege in 1993?
1696 and repealed in 1851?Window tax David Koresh

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Fashion & Beauty

UNDERSTANDING ACNE: 19 April – 25 April | By Manisha Koushik
Manisha Koushik is a practicing astrologer, tarot card reader, numerologist, vastu and fengshui

Busting 6 consultant based in India with a global presence through the online channels. She is available for
consultations online as well. E-mail her at support@askmanisha.com or contact
at +91-11-26449898 Mobile/Whatsapp: +91-9716145644 • www.askmanisha.com

myths to ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 20)

Wait and watch is the best policy in a current situation. Be soft towards someone in
the family, as you can easily offend him or her. Work-related travel is on the cards for

keep your some. Those in the fields of science and medicine are likely to get recognition. Those
looking for a soul mate are likely to get hitched soon. Nurturing someone back to
health will be important. Appreciation is in store for homemakers. Lucky Number:5

face clean / Lucky Colour: Parrot Green

TAURUS (Apr 21-May 20)

and clear Previous experience will make a current task easy. An interesting companion is likely
to make a long journey pleasurable. Promotional prospects brighten for some in their
present job. A small gift to lover will be a thoughtful investment to strengthen your

efore you treat acne, it’s best to detach fact yourself from fiction.The truth is there is no loving bonds. You will need to think of better ways to make money. Side effects of a
prescribed medicine may cause discomfiture. Selling off an immovable asset is on the
cure for acne. Acne is long-lasting and can last anywhere from a few years in teens to up
anvil and may give you handsome returns. Lucky Number: 1 / Lucky Colour: Pink
to 20 years or more in adults.
GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21)
Getting things done your way will be topmost on your mind and you will not get
deterred by anything or anyone. Choose your words carefully before uttering them,
especially in front of higher ups. Take advice only from people you trust at work, as
you can easily be led up the garden path. A changed lifestyle will improve health. The
one you secretly admire is aware of it, but may not give you the opportunity you seek!
Lucky Number: 9 / Lucky Colour: Lemon
CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 20)
Increasing your friends’ circle is on the cards, as your popularity is set to rise. Those
in love may think on the lines of tying the knot. Your efficiency at work will be
lauded and get you notice by those who matter. Shifting to a new location will come
as a pleasant change. Money from a deal is likely to add substantially to your wealth.
Myth 4: Eating greasy food leads to Joining a health club is on the cards and will prove a boon. Lucky Number: 7 /
acne Lucky Colour: Light Red
Myth 1: Washing more helps purge
Fact: This is not true; however some foods
acne LEO (JuL21-Aug 20)
can play a role in increasing acne to those who You will manage to keep someone important on your right side. Opposition at work
Fact: Acne is not triggered by dirt. The
are susceptible. However, it’s not the “greasy” cannot be ruled out. Time may get wasted in coordination on the domestic front. You
common misbelief is that pores are choked
layer on food that causes acne but instead its may need to change your tactics on the academic front to better your performance.
from the top down due to the dirt, in reality,
inflammatory component.Foods with a high Give up your habit of spoon-feeding, as it make someone too much dependent on you.
pores are choked from the inside out. Instead Expect rich returns from previous investments. A change of scene may seem like a
glycemic index can aggravate acne.
of shielding off acne, washing your face too breath of fresh air. Lucky Number:1 / Lucky Colour: Light Yellow
much may irritate the pores, and cause them
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 23)
to clog and cause extreme dryness of the skin.
Gaining confidence of higher ups will be important to further your personal interests.
It is ideal that you wash your face a maximum Take projects that are lagging behind, one at a time to complete them. You may get a
of twice a day. chance to realise your potential on the academic front. Some of you can travel abroad
for further studies or to add to your skills. Financial situation may become worrisome
with present earning, so think of a side business. Expect things to develop to your
liking on the romantic front. Lucky Number: 3 / Lucky Colour: Purple
LIBRA (Sep 24-Oct 23)
Development on the business front may require close supervision, so don’t neglect. A
sporting event may keep you on a high and afford an opportunity to meet new people.
Myth 5: Acne is caused due to stress
You will need to keep your purse strings tight during a shopping trip. On the academic
Fact: It is true that stress may disturb your front, burning the midnight oil and taking guidance becomes inescapable, if you want
hormone levels and therefore cause acne. to fare well. At work, the week can be spent in rehearsing for a presentation. Good
However, a good acne treatment system will health is assured. Lucky Number:18 / Lucky Colour: White
definitely be overwhelmed by any effect stress
SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)
may have on your acne. Some psychiatric
You may get the support of your near and dear ones for your cause. Finishing a
medicines have listed acne as a side effect, complicated task in time will not be too difficult, as you use your time productively.
Myth 2: The sun helps clean up acne but stress alone is unlikely to have a serious Your style of working will come in for praise by higher ups. Financial scene is likely
Fact: The fact is that spending about 10 to 20 impact. to stabilise once you review your investment options. A short vacation is on the cards
minutes a day out in the sun could help people and will help in complete rejuvenation. Self-discipline works wonders for your health.
Myth 6: Acne is treatable Love rocks this week! Lucky Number: 11 / Lucky Colour: Light Gray
with acne, particularly with back acne or acne Fact: The truth is there is no cure for acne.
on other parts of the body. But, overexposure Acne is long-lasting and can last anywhere SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)
of the sun will lead to skin damage. This can, in Getting to know someone better may require effort, so take a foot forward only if
from a few years in teens to up to 20 years or
fact, result in more acne over the weeks. you have the time and inclination. Your popularity is set to rise in your social circle.
more in adults. It’s an ailment, which means it You are likely to add to your skills. This is a good time to invest in property, if you
is a constant situation that occurs on your skin don’t possess one. Catching the eye of someone on a journey can usher in a budding
and beneath its surface. Acne may swing by romance. You may need to tend to the health of a family elder. Lucky Number: 8 /
at different times in your life, but if you have Lucky Colour: Saffron
acne it needs treatment by dermatologist and CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 21)
acne can be controlled by suitable medications You are aching for a change of scene. Don’t worry, as a short vacation may soon
and topical creams and gels. appear on the horizon. Those browsing the job market may feel a bit disappointed, but
should not lose heart. A chance encounter can blossom into a full-fledged romance, if
you pursue it with all your heart. Lack of directions from above may force you to take
decisions at your end. A visit to a relation or friend will prove most enjoyable. Lucky
Number: 4 / Lucky Colour: Yellow
AQUARIUS (Jan 22-Feb 19)
If it is your way or the highway, it is your way all the way! You are likely to receive on
the platter something that you had been trying to get for long. A heartening situation
on the romantic front is likely to keep you in an upbeat mood. Proving your mettle in a
professional course or academics is possible. Your endeavours are likely to make you
Myth 3: Make-up is one of the reasons hit a sporting team. Health remains excellent through your efforts. Lucky Number:
for acne 9 / Lucky Colour: Lemon
Fact: Make-up has often been misjudged
PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)
as the cause for acne; makeup alone does Certain changes affected in office will be welcomed by all. Be extra nice to your
not cause acne though. The fault lies in not Here is a 3-step skincare routine to help
well wishers, as your reactions mean a world to them. You may get a chance to hog
removing makeup properly. If you use makeup avoid acne: the limelight in a function. A profit making scheme will start giving good returns
throughout the day, give your skin time to • Use face wash twice a day soon. It may become difficult to mend fences with rivals in a property dispute. Those
breathe at night. Ensure that every bit of • Use an anti-dandruff shampoo twice a week separated are likely to get a chance to visit family soon. You attitude may put lover
makeup is removed before you go to bed. • Drink lots of water off. Lucky Number: 22 / Lucky Colour: Indigo
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3a, 3a XL
A crease, a click, and it’s thick launch date
amsung Electronics Co.’s
he much-anticipated mid-
Galaxy Fold is a pricey, but
rangers from Google --
promising device that kicks
the Pixel 3a and 3a XL
off a new phase of the smartphone
smartphones could launch on May 7,
On Monday, the company held said the company's own store page.
an event in New York City to let A teaser poster on Google Store
reporters and other members of stated: "On May 7, something big is
media try out the gadget for the first coming to the Pixel universe" that
time. Samsung announced the phone also happens to coincide with the first
in February and it goes on sale April day of the Google I/O conference.
26 at the wallet-stretching price The teaser also added: "Help is on
of $1,980. the way" and "the power is in your
Samsung forecasts it will produce hands".
at least 1 million foldable phones
this year. That’s a fraction of all the
phones that the company shipped
last year.
Still, research firm Gartner Inc.
expects the market will grow to
30 million units by 2023. Huawei
Technologies Co., Xiaomi Corp.,
and Lenovo Group Ltd.’s Motorola
unit are working on foldable phones.
There’s no indication yet that Apple
is working on a folding iPhone.
The Galaxy Fold has a 4.6-
inch screen on the front, which typing with thumbs is comfortable.
makes it smaller than most modern When folded shut, the front-
smartphone screens. But it opens up facing screen is small, and there is
to become a 7.3-inch tablet, letting a noticeable gap above and below
users run three apps at once. It has the display.
half a terabyte of storage and 12 The phone is also fairly thick Meanwhile, prices of Google's
gigabytes of RAM, rivaling high-end when closed. It comes in silver, month. remove a crease that appears on the upcoming mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a
laptops. It also has six cameras and a black, green and blue and pre-orders The company also envisions protective film above the screen XL smartphones have been leaked;
pair of batteries. begin on Monday. smartphones with rollable and after it’s been folded about 10,000 they are likely to cost CAD 649
The device feels like a tablet when The device will be available in stretchable displays, Samsung times, Bloomberg News reported last (approximately Rs 33,767) and CAD
opened up. There’s a satisfying click the U.S. on the wireless networks of Executive Vice President Chung Eui- month. 799 (about Rs 41,571), respectively.
sound for the hinge. AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc. suk said in February. The company has since released The prices of Pixel 3a, (codenamed
A crease is noticeable, but it Samsung is also developing a Samsung spent eight years footage of machines repeatedly Sargo) and Pixel 3a XL (codenamed
doesn’t get in the way of using it. clamshell-like foldable phone and developing the Galaxy Fold. opening and closing the phone in Bonito) were tipped on social news
There’s spacing between two sides another one that folds outward, Still, there are questions about what it dubbed an “extremity test” to aggregation and discussion website
of the touchscreen keyboard so that Bloomberg News reported last durability. Samsung is trying to assert its durability.
Reddit late on Monday.

Mozilla questions Sony curbing explicit content

Apple's privacy practice in PlayStation games
ozilla, the maker ony is putting in place stricter
of the Open rules on sexual content in its
Source browser PlayStation video games,
Firefox, has launched a based on the rise of the #MeToo
campaign asking Apple movement that took industries like
to make it harder for tech and entertainment by storm.
advertisers to track iPhone "Sony Corp is cracking down
users by changing the on sexual content in PlayStation
unique ID for each iPhone 4 videogames globally, reflecting
every month and building concerns in the US about the
comprehensive profiles of depiction of women in games,
users over time. but also irritating some s

Apple, which has always oftware developers.
positioned itself as a "New in-house standards that limit
champion for privacy, sells sexually explicit content distinguish
each iPhone with a unique Sony from other game-hardware
ID (called an "identifier makers that allow more leeway as
for advertisers" or IDFA) that lets long as the software carries a rating
post on Tuesday.
from a national industry body," The New in- including the "Devil May Cry 5".
advertisers track the actions users "That's why we're asking Apple
take when they use apps. Wall Street Journal reported house Sony's home turf of Japan has
to change the unique IDs for each
"It's like a salesperson following The move is reportedly aimed standards that limit a reputation for having a higher
iPhone every month. You would
you from store to store while you at helping developers "offer well- sexually explicit tolerance for erotic games -- games
still get relevant ads - but it would
shop and recording each thing you balanced" content that does not that might be considered risque, or
be harder for companies to build a content distinguish
look at. Not very private at all. The "inhibit the sound growth and outright offensive, in the US.
profile about you over time," Boyd Sony from other game-
good news: You can turn this feature development" of young people. Whatever the exact rules, some
added. hardware makers that
off. The bad news: Most people "Sony is concerned the company developers aren't happy. There have
Notably, earlier critism of the allow more leeway as
don't know that feature even exists, could become a target of legal and been instances where developers had
IDFA gave way to a pushback
social action," a spokesperson for long as the software to cover up characters using light
let alone that they should turn it off. from app developers who say they
And we think that they shouldn't Sony in the US was quoted as saying carries a rating from a rays, smoke or similar effects, and
need the tech to monetise the free
have to," Ashley Boyd, VP of by The WSJ. The rule appears to national industry body there's a fear this will curb creativity
app ecosystem so many of us have
Advocacy, Mozilla, wrote in a blog have hit a number of titles already, among developers.
become used to.
28 ENTERTAINMENT Friday, April 19, 2019 The Indian Weekender

Kalank showcases the epic saga of Will fight for street kids: Dia Mirza
n International Street
love set in the pre-partition period Children’s Day on Friday,
actress-activist Dia Mirza
promised to fight for children who
are deprived of basic necessities and
“I will fight till each one of you
have your rights. I think the world
needs to wake up to how incredible
each one of you is and to how much
talent you have. You can shine if
given the opportunity.
“With Save The Children, we are
going to make sure you have the right
to education, the right to health care
and the right to opportunity. I promise
to make each one of the invisible,
visible,” Dia said in a statement. through the powerful tool of sports. 

As part of the welfare programme, The tournament will bring together

m a
Ro the nc
a first-of-its-kind cricket tournament ten teams from nine countries. These
for street children will also take place include teams from India (Team India
in London next month. North, Team India South), England,
The Street Child Cricket World Tanzania, Bangladesh, South Africa,
Cup in London (SCCWC) aims to Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of
unite people from various nations the Congo, Nepal and Mauritius.

past A
Chandro, Prakashi changed
ecosystem for women: Bhumi
alank is one of the most
awaited films of 2019. ctress Bhumi Pednekar says Chandro and Prakashi Tomar -- two
Directed by Abhishek octogenarian sharpshooters from Uttar Pradesh -- changed the
Varman, the film starsVarun ecosystem for women and society around them.
Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Starring in director Tushar Hiranandani's Saand Ki Aankh, Bhumi will
Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and play the character of Chandro Tomar in the upcoming film. It also stars
Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. It is actress Taapsee Pannu, who will essay the role of Prakashi Tomar.
produced by Karan Johar's Dharma "These two women by sheer stroke of luck become sharp shooters. They
Productions and the trailer and travel the world, they are given incredible recognitions, they make our country
music have created enough buzz and proud but no one really knows how they fought their house,
excitement for the film. the society to make a difference in the lives of their grand-
The actors have been promoting daughters and bring positive change for women in their
the film in various cities. Kalank is male-dominated community. It is an extremely powerful
a love story set during the partition story," Bhumi said. The Dum Laga Ke Haisha actress
period and every actor looks different said that Saand Ki Aankh is a film about the triumph of
than what we have come across human spirit and faith.
in their films earlier. If you have "It's a true story of courage because you have these
any second thoughts on watching women who have changed the ecosystem for women
Kalank, we give you 5 reasons why and society around them."
you should definitely watch this The first look of the movie was unveiled om
period drama. Madhuri Dixit seen together in a Tuesday. Dressed in a shirt, ghagra with a chunder,
KJo's first period film
The ensemble cast Karan Johar usually makes family film. They were a hit on-screen jodi Bhumi and Taapsee have grown into the skin of their
After a long time, Bollywood dramas and love stories that take during the 90s and have done a lot characters of Chandro and Prakashi.
has seen such amazing actors place in modern settings. The films of films together. So, seeing Sanjay Bhumi added: "The shooting has been an incredible
coming together on-screen. Varun, he directs as well as produces elevate and Madhuri in a film together experience for me. As an artist, you really hope that
Alia, Sanjay, Madhuri, Aditya and more towards richness and style. after so long is definitely a treat for you get a film like this in your career and I'm
Sonakshi all are phenomenal actors However, Kalank is his first period Bollywood lovers. fortunate to have this in my bag. It has been an
and seeing them on the silver screen drama ever and he made sure to absolute honour getting to know these incredible
Music and dance
is definitely going to be a great make it look artistic in every manner. women and having the chance to play Chandro
The music of Kalank is definitely on screen." She says her journey has been both
viewing experience. The setting looks grandeur and
magical and that's why the songs are challenging and creatively fulfilling.
Kalank is Karan Johar's late father magnificent and the audiences
top on the chartbusters. "I was bowled over by the script from the word
Yash Johar's dream project. KJo has couldn't help but compare
Also, Madhuri Dixit, go because it is such an entertaining yet inspiring
made sure that he it with Sanjay Leela
Bhansali's films. Alia Bhatt, film," she added.
fulfils his father's
wish in the most Kriti Sanon
Sanjay and Kiara Big B encourages people to try luck on KBC 11

beautiful way
Dutt-Madhuri Advani's mitabh Bachchan is
and his efforts
Dixit promising encouraging common
were clearly
After more than dance number people to try their luck by
seen in the
20 years, Sanjay are worth participating in the upcoming season
Dutt a n d of the TV quiz show Kaun Banega
watching on the 70
mm screen. Crorepati-11.
Also, there's going As the registration of the show
to be an unreleased starts from May 1, a promotional
dance performance by video released on social media by
Madhuri in the film and the channel Sony Entertainment
no one wants to miss the Television shows how Bachchan
dancing queen's magic is interacting with commoners:
When a housewife who has tried appeared on small screen. Last
and grace!
to participate for seven years and month Bachchan shared, "So prep for
The film also has one of
failed decides to give up; Bachchan KBC starts and here we are running
the cutest on-screen pairs
says, Pehle hi haar manjayenge, to into introductions, systems, learning
of Bollywood of Varun
jitenge kaise? (if you give up in the new inputs, rehearsing, getting ready
Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.
beginning, how will you win?)" for another year."
Aditya and Sonakshi
Starting from the year 2000, the "It's 2019 and it all began in 2000.
will be seen together for
quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati 19 years and a gap of about two years
the first time and we
has been gaining popularity every when it did not happen for me. But
can't wait to witness
year. This is the first-ever TV show 17 years is a lifetime and a lifetime
their chemistry too.
where a megastar like Bachchan that was given a lifeline by you," he
wrote on his blog.
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 19, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 29

The break was good for

my craft: Aditya Roy Kapur
ctor Aditya Roy Kapur, who "However, taking a break offered make another film? It is a fair game
is awaiting the release of me new perspectives and perhaps only."
Kalank and is gearing up for that is why I am so excited now to Does the fact that he belongs to a
two more films, says a break of two work in films back-to-back," added family of film fraternity members,
years in his career has been good for the actor, who rose to fame with including brothers Siddharth Roy
him to approach his craft better. Aashiqui 2. Kapur and Kunal Roy Kapur, and
"In Kalank, I am playing a Aditya's acting talent and sister-in-law Vidya Balan, does he
character which is quite strong, quiet, screen presence has always feel he has the right judgment on a
a little complex, yet interesting. been appreciated, but that hasn't bankable script?
That drew me towards the necessarily translated at the "I wish I had, so that I can choose a
character when I heard the "As box office with releases script based on its potential business
narration from director actors, when
like Daawat-e-Ishq, rather than finding interest in stories.
we keep working
Abhishek Verman. Fitoor and Ok Jaanu. As an actor, finding that balance
every day, after a
"It required me to Asked about of art and commerce is actually a
point of time we just
do something. I am the how the business good quality. But I have observed
know all our emotional
happiest when I am at a of cinema defines something in recent past.
cards and how to
film set, so after two years play them" the longevity of "In the last two years, the way the
when we started shooting, an actor's career in business has changed, the way some
I was more than excited. That Bollywood, Aditya said: of the formula films have flopped
break in between was good for me "Look, if there is an investment, and some of the quirky, small budget
because I had a fresh approach to my profit will be counted because that is films have done wonders at the box
performance," Aditya said. the rule of business in every industry. office, there is nothing called formula
"As actors, when we keep working "If I want to be a leading man film anymore.
every day, after a point of time we in a film, box office numbers "We cannot read a script and say
just know all our emotional cards and count because producers have that 'This is potentially a safe one
how to play them. invested money. to invest money in'. Perhaps that is
"It becomes a little mechanical "I see no wrong in that process. why our film industry is becoming a
because we can combine only that Unless we earn money from one more exciting place to experiment,"
much to bring variety. film, how will we invest money to he said.

Now is the time for me Not scared of competition’:

charismatic Ananya Panday
to sing more: Parineeti BY CHAITANYA

ctress Parineeti Chopra, who has done a melodious rendition of Teri mitti from
n an exclusive to IWK,
Kesari, is asking music directors to explore her ability to sing.
emotionally-charged suave
"I think now is the time for me to sing more and show people what I can Shroff, in the campus-centric
Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey
do because I do believe I can sing. I have been trained enough for me to be able to movie SOTY-2 Ananya also has the
reveals that his stunningly beautiful
learn and I want to hone that skill as much as I can so that I can sing better and better," vivacious singer-actress Tara Sutaria
(social-media sensation) daughter
Parineeti said. vying for Shroff’s amorous attention
Ananya Panday, who makes her
"I would like to come out with tracks that really resonate with youth. I think I will Known for her bubbly, honest nature,
dazzling debut in Karan Johar’s
always want to pursue doing very very melodious songs because I have a very husky voice charismatic Ananya is modest and
Student Of The Year-2, “has always
and I think that suits me. Here is a shoutout to all the music directors who are looking grounded.
aspired to become a movie actress.
for new singers I would like to come and give it a shot," she added. Her version Yet she has this fighting, sporting
Although she was an academic
of "Teri mitti" has got a good response from the audience and music
topper in real-life, and had even spirit. "Both off-screen and on-screen
flown abroad for studies, her heart I love tough competition.
A trained Hindustani classical singer, this is Parineeti's
always yearned for the silver screen. You will enjoy it in our SOTY 2
second song after Maana ke hum yaar nahin from Meri Pyaari
Although she is my daughter, she trailer as well as the movie directed
bagged the lead role in SOTY-2 on by Punit Malhotra, when it releases
"Music and singing is actually the first creative art I actively
her own merit, because she is a well- next month. Healthy rivalry-
pursued because I was 3 years old when I did my first live
trained actress and I given her the competition is highly motivating
singing stage show. The mike was as big as my body size and
independence to decide what is right and brings out your best. Our film
I fell in love with singing right then and there.
and wrong. industry needs new talents all the
" I come from a family of singers so I have been blessed and
Strangely I have never worked with time," enthuses the chilled-out
given the gift of having (what they call) sur and taal. While I
was growing up, my parents thought that it was a good idea for Karan in any of his movies, nor have Ananya whose spunky character has
me to also learn it professionally, so my style of singing is very I appeared on his chat show KWK,” a dramatic scene where she confronts
Hindustani classical because that's what I learnt from my Guruji, shrugs the senior Panday known for Tiger and after addressing him as
Nidhi Narang." Parineeti credits her father Pawan Chopra for boosting his quirky character Aakhri Paasta. ‘Princess’ mock-air-fires with her
her love for music while she was growing up. Mentor-cum-star-maker Johar clenched fist and fingers resembling
"Music has been a big part of my life throughout but obviously I started (KJo) endorses what Chunky says, a pointed revolver. In keeping with
acting and that's what really came out in the forefront and not the singing." when he clarifies, that ‘although his fetish for retro-songs, KJo has
"Teri mitti" happened because she used to keep humming it all the time he knows Ananya ever since she recycled the R D Burman composed
during promotions and everybody used to appreciate it. After music producer was a little kid, it was only after iconic retro song Yeh Jawani (1972)
Azeem proposed the idea of doing the song in her voice, Parineeti said they dubbed auditioning, that she was finalized’. but the recreated track has the original
it within 2 hours and shot the video in another 2 hours. "I am so happy that it turned Cast in a ‘romantic tug-triangle’ Kishore Kumar vocals picturised on
out so well," she said. opposite the rugged, sinewy Tiger Tiger Shroff.


and my son wants to be an actor, why shouIdn’t I launch
adhika Apte is one actress who is never afraid I’m a director and my son wants to be an actor, why The film had opened with mixed reviews. Radhika
to call a spade a spade. She is one of the finest shouldn’t I launch him? The industry today is a blend also spoke about the important issue of pay disparity.
actresses in the industry but is also lauded for of both worlds. On one hand there’s Ranveer Singh, She revealed on the issue while saying,” If Salman
many for being vocal about her thoughts, opinions and Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut who were Khan brings in Rs 200 crore and I bring in not even a
views without any filters. Well, it is needless to say not born into a film family but have made it big crore, it’s obvious that he’ll be paid more since he
that nepotism and pay disparity are one issue that has and then there are the star kids. I like that "I is adding value to the box-office.
always been the center of discussion in Bollywood. abroad you can go to drama school and don’t like "I don’t dispute that but I have an issue
Radhika Apte recently spoke about these issues in then for auditions like everyone else for the word outsider. with actors who don’t contribute to ticket
If I’m a director and
detail. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Radhika a role. It’s a fair playing ground there. sales. Even the mother of a lead character
my son wants to be an
opened up about the issue of nepotism. With casting directors in Bollywood, actor, why shouldn’t is paid lesser than the father. That needs to
She revealed, “I don’t like the word outsider. If things are here too." I launch him" change."
30 FEATURES Friday, April 19, 2019 The Indian Weekender


Create your vision for the future The P30 Pro features a proprietary
IWK BUREAU zoom with no loss of image quality.
file system that helps performance. The new camera has an RYYB

uawei P30 Pro was released Most users won’t ever notice it, but sensor design that enables you to
in a big official ceremony at this deep-level customisation gives capture more light and get brilliantly
SkyCity in Auckland and as the phone a bit more oomph when lit images.
expected by many- Huawei has once transferring files to and from its Even in extremely low lights, P30
again created a new benchmark for storage, in addition to slightly lower Pro performs magically capturing
Smartphones on several fronts. Be app start times. details that even you might struggle to
its camera, processor, look, battery The phone comes in 3 colours pick. With Night mode, one can take
life or simply ease of use- Huawei with a standard 8GB RAM and pictures in almost total darkness too.
P30 Pro is the phone that beats all of whopping 256GB onboard storage. UI:
its nearest competitors. Camera P30 Pro runs Huawei’s EMUI
Review: • Standard: 40 MP, f/1.6, OIS interface with Google’s latest
What’s in the box! • Pixel-binned 10MP images Android 9 Pie at its core. The
• 40W fast charger • Ultra-wide: 20MP, f/2.2 interface now has more features
• USB-C earbuds • Telephoto: 8MP, f/3.4, OIS and looks much more polished than
• A basic clear case According to Huawei, the phone previous versions. When it comes to
Design is designed to rewrite the rules performance, P30 Pro really shines
• 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm of photography. Leica again has with Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset
• 192g partnered with Huawei to engineer combined with 8GB of RAM.
• Waterdrop notch the camera set up on this phone. Battery
• Curved display edges The P30 Pro has a 6.4” display • 4,200mAh
• USB-C port with a quad camera system featuring • 40W fast charging
• No headphone jack a 40 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP (f/2.2) + • 15W wireless charging
P30 Pro is designed to appeal 8 MP (f/3.4) and a revolutionary • Reverse wireless charging
to mainstream users, from the Time-of-Flight (TOF) Leica Lens. Sporting a 4200mAh battery, the dust resistant.
This exceptional camera array is phone has Fast Charging, and you decide you need it,
eye-catching colourways to the don’t forget to turn it off afterwards. Overall:
exceptional battery life, and top-tier powered the Kirin 2.6 GHz Octa- can charge up to 70% battery in just The Huawei P30 Pro performs
Core processor (that’s just 7nm about 30 minutes. Features:
specs. For security, the phone has In- admirably. It’s as fast and smooth as
The Huawei P30 Pro feels very thick) and 8GB of RAM and comes However, if the users want the you’d expect a phone of this calibre
with a 4200 mAh battery. Capturing best performance, they can enable display fingerprint scanner that is
comfortable in hand, despite the really fast. Of course P30 Pro also to be. Not counting a few hiccups
slippery glass back. It’s a little heavy, images on 40MP resolution gives Performance Mode from the in the first hours I had the phone –
you more details than perhaps any battery settings, though it is not has face recognition that works
but not tiringly so. While most folks blazingly fast. which can be chalked up to installing
will want to use it with two hands, other camera. With Ultra-wide angle recommended. I did not see a visible all the apps – I encountered no
lens, one can capture more of the improvement when gaming, but I P30 Pro has an IP68 rating which
once you slip a good case on, you means the phone is splash, water and performance issues whatsoever.
can definitely use it with one. scene. The Telephoto lens gives 5x did notice a hit on battery life. If you

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Auckland Anzac Day events Peacenic 2019 IWK BUREAU holidays.

finalised Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 12 p.m. 3 p.m. ith Easter weekend and “Remember that your council
Date: Thursday, April 25 Venue: Western Park, 9 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Anzac Day just around kerbside collection may be a day
Venue: Confirmed Anzac Day services are: Dawn You are warmly invited to attend a shared lunch at this later than usual during this period.
Services at Wellsford, Warkworth, Browns Bay,
the corner, Auckland
year’s “Peacenic” community picnic event. A chance to
Waikumete Cemetery, Waiheke, Auckland Domain, share friendship and food with new friends. Come along Council has released the dates on Don’t miss you collection day,” the
Pukekohe, Howick, Papakura, Manukau Memorial with your picnic baskets as we provide an opportunity for which rubbish bin collectiosn will be press release read.
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Civic Services at Warkworth, Browns Bay, Silverdale, their neighbors.
Waikumete Cemetery, Onehunga, Waiheke, Point This is to ensure residents do normal from Monday, April 29.
Chevalier, Auckland Domain, Ōrākei, Great Barrier Island,
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