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ThatI saywill never change The writer is a Supreme Court lawyer He also appears at the Delhi high court For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 13 2016 10:25 am That both Bolt and Gatlin are still running at such a high level is unusual and not just because of their age (Source: AP) Top News Always the crown jewel in the Olympic athletics programme the Rio 100 metres final is shaping up to be extraordinary for many reasons When Usain Bolt and company enter the Olympic stadium on Sunday this will be it The last Olympic 100 metres final for the greatest sprinter the sport has known With victory Jamaican Bolt would become the first man to win three consecutive 100 metres titles at the Games Carl Lewis (1984 and 1988) and fellow American Archie Hahn (1904 and 1906) share the current mark with two each Yet the lanky Bolt is not the only one looking for a place in history American rival Justin Gatlin at the age of 34 would make a mark of his own with a podium finish No man that old has ever medalled in an Olympic 100 metres final Britain’s Linford Christie holds the honour at present snatching gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games at age of 32 “It’s a very old competition with Bolt and Gatlin” Olympic historian Bill Mallon told Reuters in an email “Some young guys are coming up with (American) Trayvon Bromell and (Canadian) Andre de Grasse but I don’t see them challenging the old guys quite yet” While a Bolt triumph for the third consecutive Games would be a major accomplishment it would not in the mind of Mallon push the Jamaican to the top of Olympic athletics achievements “(He’s) still behind Lewis’s long jumps and (American compatriot Al) Oerter’s discus throws” Mallon said Both won four consecutive Olympic titles in the same event “If he (Bolt) does the triple gold again (100-200-4×100 relay) that would be at the very top of athletics Olympics achievements” said Mallon A third consecutive triple would also tie Bolt with legendary Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi and Lewis as leaders in athletics Olympic gold medals with nine each That both Bolt and Gatlin are still running at such a high level is unusual and not just because of their age Gatlin the 2004 Olympic champion was totally out of the sport for four years while serving a second doping ban Yet the American is the fastest in the world this year at 980 seconds FULLY ELIGIBLE Because of his doping past not everyone believes he should even be in the sport However he is fully eligible to compete under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules The soon to be 30-year-old Bolt’s physique contributes to his unusualness Before the Jamaican and coach Glen Mills figured out a way to squeeze the 196 metres runner and his lanky legs into the starting blocks few thought a sprinter that tall could be a success in the 100 metres Eight world records six Olympic gold medals and 11 total world titles prove the doubters wrong By comparison Gatlin a one-time hurdler has one Olympic gold and two world titles stretching back to 2005 He has become even faster since returning from his four-year doping ban in 2010 and in 2013 handed Bolt his only loss in their eighth 100 metres meetings But he is unlikely to cause another upset A demoralising loss to Bolt at the 2015 world championships when Gatlin was clearly in better shape no doubt weighs heavily on the American If you believe in tell-tell signs just check the colour of the track at the Rio Olympic stadium It is blue the same colour as the Berlin oval where Bolt delivered his last world record For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 21 2013 6:12 am Related News BJP president Rajnath Singh will be visiting the city on September 22 to attend a workers meet of the local unit of the party He will be accompanied by organisation secretary Ramlalnational general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chandigarh incharge of the party unit Aarti Mehra Sanjay Tandonpresident of the city unitsaid the main item on the agenda for the meeting was the next Lok Sabha electionsand the organisational structure from the booth level upwards would be discussed For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 14 2012 3:55 am Related News The state government has issued orders to distribute scholarship amounts directly to all eligible students belonging to the minority community and studying in pre-matric classes through nationalised banks The order will also cover madrasa students Earlier the scholarship amount used to be handed over to the principals of respective institutionswho in turn distributed it among the students Howeverafter complaints of financial embezzlement in the scheme were reportedthe state government decided to change the arrangement As per an official press releaseSecretaryMinorities WelfareLeena Jauhri has said that a government order has been issued to all the district magistrates to ensure that a bank account of all eligible students are opened in the CBS branch of a nationalised bank where the institution also has an account In case the particular bank is located far awaythe account can be opened in any nationalised bank These formalities have to be completed by August 31 All the details are to be made available by the District Minorities Welfare Officer to the Minority Welfare Directorate by September 5 For all the latest DO NOT USE Education News News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: April 23 2014 10:27 am The ‘movement’ hasn’t been hijacked It has simply ceded the space it had created for a sub-national regional ethnic political force to a more sectarian ultra-nationalist BJP Related News A new willingness to go out into India and compete rather than stay back and sulk is the most significant writing on the Assamese wall today It’s changing equations social and political and explains why this election will mark the demise of the AGP and the rise of the BJP as the second political force in the state Writings on the wall is a metaphor that emerged from travels across India particularly but not necessarily during elections (for earlier writings see googl/v83OBh googl/5lkWMW) Writings on the wall because as you drive across the countryside your eyes open it’s what is written on the walls that tells you the story of what is changing and what isn’t what is on top of people’s minds and what’s been junked It reminds you of how this changing new India never fails to surprise you Particularly how logically people have moved from grievance to aspiration and now ambition and assertion Or in the case of Assam from static lazy sulking to old-fashioned virtuous migration to where better opportunity might be Over nearly four days of travel through the Brahmaputra Valley an old-timer honorary Asomiya like me was so utterly astounded by the complete absence of bitterness talk of injustice discrimination of how our resources are being vacuumed by mainland India and how we are treated as a colony On my second day however I do hear some angry complaints And soon they become a chorus But wait this isn’t my Assamese friends returning to their old normal I along with Samudra Gupta Kashyap our brilliant Northeast correspondent for 23 years are feted by local student activists at a roadside stop on the outskirts of Kaliabor where Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav is contesting or just easing himself into a seat warmed by his father (three times and his uncle twice victorious) The complaint is not about bad roads: we sit next to the newly four-laned national highway (now called Asian Highway as it is supposed to connect Istanbul with Tokyo ultimately) It isn’t even about exploitation or lack of jobs which is a problem Most significantly it isn’t even about the “invasion” of Bangladeshis It is about rhinos Two more rhinos have been killed in the past week taking the toll already to 11 in adjoining Kaziranga At this rate 2014 will break the record of 48 killings by poachers in Kaziranga in 1998 “Do something about this sir” says Moni Madhav Mahanta AASU student leader in Kaliabor “Your voice in Delhi can help Our government just can’t handle it” These are leaders of the same almighty AASU (All Assam Students Union) that led the most stirring popular movement in independent India’s history They blocked crude to the mainland boycotted an election so effectively in 1983 that one Bhumidhar Barman (Congress Nalbari) set a world record winning a hundred per cent votes in his constituency He polled all the 271 votes cast His rival couldn’t even cast his own And when Barman was made a minister in Hiteswar Saikia’s mostly illegitimate government AASU put up a hoarding in front of his native house: this place reserved for cremating Bhumidhar Barman Nobody dared remove it for months The same AASU is back to blockading the highway again But only when a rhino is poached And they are angry with their own government not “India’s” its CRPF army or even the Calcutta media Assam’s oldest bugbear It isn’t as if they have no complaints or demands More colleges better jobs English-medium education more sports facilities In short things Indians this age would demand anywhere in this aspirational country To that extent the Assamese have also re-joined the national mainstream Part of the new assurance comes from the state’s growth and improvement in quality of life that makes Tarun Gogoi the Congress party’s most successful chief minister ahead of even Sheila Dikshit But a lot also from knowing that boys and girls “amar lora” (our boys) as our then AASU leaders were proudly described once are doing brilliantly elsewhere in the country There is chatter about how Asomiyas dominate the music and film production and processing industry in Bollywood And how they are acquiring fame in fields as diverse as medicine to software to banking to most importantly media A dozen smiles lift the staid dining hall from its dim diesel-generated lighting as we talk about the one and only Arnab Goswami who scolds the entire country with such panache every work-day evening What better than a fellow and young Asomiya asking the high and mighty what the nation wants to know and then even answering that question This is progress for a people who complained for decades that India never listened to them of how Nehru had dumped them in 1962 with his most infamous “my heart goes to the people of Assam” as the Chinese spilled over the foothills minutes away as a helicopter flies across the Brahmaputra from where we sit Having been a journalist for nearly four decades now I am at that stage of life where I mostly end up flaunting the fact that I knew most famous younger people because I was friends with their parents Arnab Goswami is no exception It is just that I knew his uncle Dinesh Goswami instead One of the nicest gentlest most generous intelligent patriotic and soft-spoken (the one quality you wouldn’t accuse his famous nephew of having inherited from him) persons at the peak of the trouble in Assam He loved us reporters and we dropped by at whim at his modest home in Bharalumukh just where you enter Guwahati coming in from the Borjhar airport and he always had some gossip gyan and words of comfort for you besides indeed an endless supply of tea served in tiny white cups even if the beverage was sheer molasses boiled with tea leaves and cardamom He was a key supporter of the protest and a moderate level-headed one One adda at his home and you would discount all the rubbish you might have heard about the students movement being secessionist As the agitators transformed into a political party Asom Gana Parishad much like the AAP today Dinesh became its leading light He was elected MP and served as law minister in VP Singh’s cabinet none of which even affected him of course But in so many conversations he expressed concern that if the “boys” were not careful their movement could be hijacked by either secessionists or more likely the RSS If he were alive today he would claim vindication but with embarrassment not pride The “movement” hasn’t been hijacked It has simply ceded the space it had created for a sub-national regional ethnic political force to a more sectarian ultra-nationalist BJP To say that this happened because the “boys were not careful” would only be a euphemism Dinesh Goswami would have used The AASU-AAGSP-AGP leaders’ betrayal has few parallels in Indian political history They took no time learning the bad habits of “mainstream” politics Corruption intrigue lying groupism and even more sadly in the case of many alcoholism Bhrigu Phukan who was to the AGP and its Prafulla Mahanta what Manish Sisodia Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan together are to Arvind Kejriwal drank himself to death after Mahanta sidelined him Digen Bora another fiery leader similarly killed himself not knowing what to do with the pile he would make daily as food minister On a drive to the distant village of Kampur as I hop into his bullet-proof SUV after a chance meeting near Nowgong Mahanta names a couple more like these And if I don’t detect much pain on his face it is not because the sun sets early in Assam The light is fading but there is enough for me to catch a streak of satisfaction if not joy Better the rest of you than me The ones who avoided alcohol were consumed by Assam’s roads including Lalit Rajkhowa advisor to AASU and transport minister in the first Mahanta government and Dinesh Goswami at just 56 Nagen Sarma another key figure was blown up by an ULFA bomb At Kampur about 15 km on a village road off the national highway but as beautifully metalled (under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) Mahanta graciously drags me to join a felicitation and prayer at the quaint Namghar at the congregation hall where the majority Vaishnavite followers of Sankardeva pray and chant in front of no idol but the Holy Bhagwat And even as my cache of gamochas the hand-made scarf the Assamese present you in greeting and respect much like the Sikh siropa piles up Mahanta admits he is in trouble this time But the important thing is what he rues: that the AGP and the BJP failed to join hands That “our” vote base is the same and will now be divided This is not the philosophy on which the Assam movement and the AGP were set up This is exactly why the BJP has now taken it away from the AGP Dinesh Goswami would have today spanked Prafulla Mahanta Election 2014 will mark the demise of the AGP and the rise of the BJP as the second political force in the state whether it wins many seats or not Where the secessionists (ULFA) failed earlier the RSS-BJP have now succeeded So many of the key AGP leaders disillusioned with Mahanta and his intrigues and also drawn by the “Mother” ideology are now in the BJP Its new state president Sarbananda Sonwal used to be effectively Mahanta’s deputy after Phukan He is now the BJP’s candidate in North Lakhimpur against Ranee Narah Central MoS and wife of Bharat Narah once a fiery AASU vice-president and its tribal face and then its first defector albeit to the Congress They are a wonderful couple even if the conspiracy folklore would tell you of how Hiteswar Saikia trapped Narah by “getting him to fall in love” with Jahanara Begum a rather striking member of the Assam women’s cricket team Most of the rest however were bagged by the BJP Bejoya Chakravarty its sitting Guwahati MP was an AGP leading light as well The AGP’s failure in making a deal will devastate its vote bank in this election Muslims and Bengalis will never trust it and the Assamese Hindus who backed it have a less cluttered choice in saffron Prodyut Bora the BJP’s young (39) state unit vice-chief and one of the most articulate younger politicians you’d meet anywhere however insists that it was the BJP’s decision to go it alone inspired by the RSS Bora tells you he is the first IIM graduate (IIM Ahmedabad actually) to become a full-time politician has never been in the RSS or politics of any kind But the BJP attracts him with its new ideas and he gives the RSS the credit for having decided to risk losing a couple of seats but not going with Mahanta who “continues to betray you all the time” “The kind of election 2014 is” he says super-confidently “a couple of seats less will not stop Narendra bhai from becoming prime minister But we will rise as the second party of Assam” He may sometimes sound much too organised and measured for a BJP politician and frankly grievance-free for a young Assamese But my image of the young Assamese is an old outdated one Prodyut represents the changing new Assamese who venture out all over the world make a mark and lead this new march from insecurity to opportunity Bora could draw inspiration from somebody equally young if exactly on the other side of the goal If Himanta Biswa Sarma the health and education minister the most visible and voluble face of the Congress and a dissident leader against Gogoi speaks English still with the distinctive Asomiya tone it is because he went to Cotton College the local St Stephen’s but not quite IIM Ahmedabad He is a most brilliant story-teller and among the most delightfully candid and articulate politicians you will find We chat over a lunch of fish tenga (tenga for sour as the Assamese prefer one of the dishes at each meal to be) and reminds me that Assamese cuisine is amongst the least discovered and most underrated Beyond that he would prefer to be totally off the record But I arm-twist him into letting me use some parts of our conversation and also to leave it to me to decide which ones So let me choose the one I thought might throw him most off-balance “Isn’t it true that you were a member of the ULFA” I ask “At my age sir who wasn’t” Bland denials are not for Himanta who besides being the most prominent young Congressman in the state has the added advantage of owning a formidable local media empire including a premier Assamese TV channel Or okay it is his wife who owns them he would remind you “I was a member of the AASU from class five in school At Cotton College I was a member of the 32-strong executive Twenty-nine of them joined the ULFA as that was the fashion those days I did not but supported it from outside I won’t deny that… I can’t actually…” He speaks with a near-reckless abandon that would suggest Arnab Goswami isn’t just one Assamese of a kind “Then how did you come to politics and the Congress” I ask “Because Hiteswar Saikia was coming to our college He was then treated like an outcast by Assam students But I realised that if the college had to get something it needed the chief minister’s goodwill” he said I am not sure you would find that explanation good enough and he knows it but couldn’t care less He loves politics and if he was ever in the ULFA he was in the wrong place Besides age there is one more thing in common between him and the fastest rising young BJP-ite Prodyut Bora: he also went “out” for education to the Delhi School of Social Work in this case This new willingness to go out and compete rather than stay back and sulk is the most significant writing on the Assamese wall today As it usually happens as a people reach out to the outside world their smaller neighbours get the confidence to reach out to them in turn This new Assamese cosmopolitanism has made Guwahati so much more welcome to tribals in the six other smaller states of the Northeast which together send fewer MPs (10) to the Lok Sabha as Assam (14) The fastest growing businesses in Guwahati are private hospitals education and most touchingly paying guest accommodation for girls as tribals come here seeking medical aid education and professional training This is what you read on the walls wherever you look There are hospitals and schools coming up everywhere even one residential school Brahmaputra Academy under construction on the highway between Guwahati and Nellie which became infamous for the massacre on a February morning in 1983 that left 3500 Muslims dead in a few hours In Uzan (upstream) Bazar overlooking the river which is always the cultural and philosophical Assamese heart of Guwahati I see a row of paying guest hostels for girls with names like “Sahayika” (probably because so many tribal girls come to train at air hostess and hospitality academies) “Mili Juli” (can there be a more apt tribute to the Northeast’s diversity) and somewhat more conventional “Devi” No visit to Assam is complete for me without knocking on the doors of two sets of my my most wonderful friends for life Pradip and Bonty Bhuyan who gave up lucrative businesses to set up the Faculty High School one of the state’s finest schools on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in front of the IIT and Vasant and Kiran Bhuyan Kiran works at a bank and Vasant teaches physics to girls at Handique College He was an advisor to the AASU in the days of the movement and is among just a handful of fellow-travellers who drew no gains at all for themselves once their boys came into power He is disappointed with the way the AGP has gone but not disillusioned With friends he has also not just set up a school but developed a whole new concept of Jatiya Bidyalays Before you get any ideas Jatiya does not mean local or ethnic but national These are Assamese medium schools that teach English from the very beginning More than 12700 boys and girls study at his trust-run Assam Jatiya Bidyalay at Noonmati on Guwahati’s outskirts better known for its tiny refinery At the entrance I catch hold of a class 7 boy with a T-shirt reading “I know Life’s a Bitch… but” and then in Assamese “baaki bhalo (Is the rest okay)” You can’t ask for a better illustration for the Jatiya Bidyalay model which is now a rage in the state is being franchised successfully and has even been supported by contributions from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and earlier Kuldip Nayar with their MPLADS funds Across the river at the Bhuyans’ more classic public school that attracts students from all over the Northeast you find posters that tell you “the more you speak English the better you become” and “speaking in English makes you confident and smart” If the biggest change in Assam today is this rising confidence that comes from cosmopolitanism look above the walls Along the Guwahati-Shillong Road that bisects the city shopping malls and office towers buzz through the day Above them loom the inevitable hoardings and a very large number of them have Narendra Modi looking down at you He has no competition in this election it seems at least when it comes to the hoardings The only one standing up to him and staring him down as she would a gloved rival is boxer Mary Kom the biggest Northeastern star now selling a cement brand This is change sg@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 16 2014 11:27 pm Related News As it tightens its hold over the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine Moscow’s international isolation appears complete The debate in the 15-member United Nations Security Council on Saturday ended with Russia vetoing a draft resolution moved by the West and China abstaining All the 13 other members of the SC backed the resolution China’s decision to differentiate itself from Moscow over Ukraine marks an important break in the growing political collaboration between Beijing and Moscow on the international stage China which values its strategic partnership with Russia as a means to counter the US and Western domination of the world appears determined to develop an independent approach to the crisis in Ukraine and exploit its leverage with both America and Russia If realpolitik on Ukraine is bound to serve China’s interests well Beijing’s three-point proposal on Ukraine offers a way out of the re-emerging confrontation between Russia and the West in the middle of Europe For one China called for the early establishment of an “international coordination mechanism” to explore a political settlement to the crisis Quite clearly such a mechanism would take the issue out of the Russia-West equation and enhance China’s own weight in the management of the crisis Second China has called for an international financial package that will help Ukraine overcome its current economic woes Beijing’s empathy for the people of Ukraine fits in nicely with China’s growing investments in the country Finally China is urging both Russia and the West to refrain from further actions — an early Russian decision to annex Crimea or Western economic sanctions against Moscow — that will only deepen the crisis Russia and America may not heed China’s wise words on Ukraine But Delhi could learn a thing or two from Beijing’s masterly handling of the crisis The UPA government has had little to say on the developments in Ukraine But what little it said suggested a tilt towards Russia despite India’s well-known opposition to intervention in the internal affairs of nations and the use of plebiscites to break the territorial integrity of states The UPA government has rediscovered the slogan of non-alignment but appears to have lost the ability to navigate the rapidly shifting dynamic among the great powers The UPA’s vacuous non-alignment has become a metaphor for the loss of self-confidence in Indian foreign policy over the last few years For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Updated: February 11 2016 8:22 pm Smoke is seen billowing out of the ground and first floor of the Taj Hotel in south Mumbai during security personnel’s “Operation Cyclone” following the 26/11 terror attacks in 2008 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley deposed on Monday at a Mumbai court through a video link (Source: PTI file photo) Related News We didn’t need David Coleman Headley to indulge in a spot of Pak-bashing It’s a favourite hammer and tongs issue on Times Now and Hindi news channels What Headley did with his deposition before a Mumbai court this week was to give news anchors an opportunity to go even more on the offensive — and be more offensive — than before It gave us a chance to assess David CH’s hair growth and development: Saw photographs/ videos of him with sleeked back short back and sides long combed back and sides sleeked back with bushy beard and now balding on every side Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hair is always neat That hasn’t been much of a help: He may lunch sup tea in Lahore Paris or Delhi but there are still no peace talks between India and Pakistan — not on television leastways as good a barometer as any of relations between the two countries David Headley Timeline News shows are replete with the worst kind of xenophobia Monday News X a discussion on Headley’s revelations saw the Indian experts and anchor Rahul Shivshankar stiff with self-righteous complacency: Headley had implicated the Pakistani state in the 26/11terrorist attack Once all the Indians had agreed with one another on this retired Colonel Farooqui and one Brigadier Ali from Pakistan were asked for opinions The colonel promptly questioned Headley’s trustworthiness — “you always assess the quality of the informer…” He was immediately interrupted by Shivshankar Whereupon an incensed Brigadier Ali began to yell: “You are a liar you are supporting criminals you tell lies to your nation Headley is a drug addict…” Whereupon Seshadri Chari (BJP) said that we’d listened to “this nonsense for long enough” Ali ineffectually repeated “You are a liar” and was interrupted by General Bakshi who pleaded for rational arguments Chari smirked: Rationality from them Pah (or words to that effect) Emboldened by such rudeness Shivshankar questioned the Pakistanis’ “decency” and Brigadier Ali’s “drink” schedule — by which he didn’t mean orange juice The Pakistani guests yelled that they were not being given a fair chance to speak Shivshankar advised them repeatedly to “calm down” to stop this “silly trite nonsense… don’t lecture us don’t talk rubbish” He then muted the volume so we could no longer hear them Really democratic behaviour On Tuesday Colonel Farooqui was on India News After the Indian guests had spoken on Headley and Pakistan anchor Deepak Chaurasia turned to Farooqui He accused the R&AW of training rebels in Pakistan The BJP’s spokesperson cut in: He had “serious objections” to Pakistanis with military background being on the show Don’t invite them he told Chaurasia they lobby for the terrorists A bucolic Farooqui burst out: “I don’t talk like him you have talked for half an hour… both sides should get a chance to talk… you are not worth talking to…” Chaurasia scolded him for bringing up the R&AW the other Indians began to speak at the same time Colonel Sahib walked out The same worse perhaps happens on Pakistani news TV — the best reason we should avoid it Karan Thapar’s To the Point (India Today) also hosted two Pakistanis: Aziz Ahmed Khan a former high commissioner to India and Lieutenant General Talat Masood Khan welcomed any evidence on 26/11 while Masood questioned Headley’s “credibility” Thapar challenged both but allowed the Pakistanis to have their say At least they talked to each other without rubbishing one another Last words to Satyabrata Pal former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan: The dialogue between India and Pakistan he said hovered between “life and death” Since India was nowadays more of a “Hindu rashtra” there was always the chance of rebirth (for the talks) Not if you listen to TV shailajabajpai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: December 10 2016 1:27 pm Dhanush has announced his directorial debut Power Paandi and released its first poster Top News Actor Chaya Singh who plays an important role in Dhanush’s upcoming Tamil directorial debut “Power Paandi” says that as a director he knows what he wants and how to extract it from his actors “When an actor dons a director’s hat he knows exactly what he wants from his actors and it applies to Dhanush too It never felt like I was working with a first-time director With his child-like enthusiasm Dhanush makes working so much fun” Chaya told IANS More from the world of Entertainment: Chaya had worked alongside Dhanush a decade ago in Tamil film “Thiruda Thirudi” Their onscreen pairing is most popular for the hit number “Manmadha rasa” “It was Subramaniyam Siva director of ‘Thiruda Thirudi’ who referred me for this role in ‘Power Paandi’ Dhanush thought I fit the bill for the character and immediately signed me on” she said “Power Paandi” is slated for release on April 14 2017 Tipped to be the story of a few stuntmen the film also stars Raj Kiran and Prasanna Dhanush and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon feature in cameos in the movie For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News (Do you see a pattern building here? The top-ranked Indian pair failed to convert the chances in the first game before running out of steam to lose in straight games. tried to put a dampener on expectations in a press conference on the eve of the match in Nagpur and said it was important not to get carried away. The news channels entertained themselves with discussions, Jayant (Sinha) going up, including Pakistan Army rifles," A further positive came with Pape Souare’s first appearance in 12 months.

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