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For all the latest Sports News,Organic?is a much malignedmisunderstood term in India but all it stands for is cultivation without pesticides In Delhibesides The Altitude and Navdanyathere arent that many outlets selling organic produce and in any casetheres only a smalldiscerning crowd that makes the effort to purchase it Tattvas claim of using only organic is routinely met with skepticismbesides the fact that people do a double take after hearing the rates While many people are avid weight watcherstheres still a lack of awareness on the long term benefits of going organic Moreoverit isnt easy to convince them to cough up thrice the amount for a healthyhygienic lunch But Madhusudhanan is quietly ambitious and sure of herself In just two monthsher deliveries are going to NoidaGurgaonSouth and Central Delhi and she hopes to be delivering 500 dabbas by December A similar service is thriving in Mumbaiif thats any indication of how many people are converting to a healthier option hutkayfilms@gmailcom For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ranjit Lal | New Delhi | Published: July 6 2014 1:00 am Related News Snails can seal themselves up retaining the moisture inside their bodies for three years I know they’re there biding their time Probably huddled in clumps inside the hollow trunks of trees (where I’ve seen them crowding around) They can seal themselves up retaining the moisture inside their bodies for three years so one dud monsoon is nothing to them (It’s called aestivation — surely a form of yoga) But yes let it thunder and let it rain and they’ll be out in droves indulging in orgies in public places I first noticed them several years ago and boy have I dug up the dirt on them since: Giant African land snails that have spread to every continent in the world except Antarctica Way back in 1847 a Brit let loose the first pair in Chowringhee in Calcutta They took their time but have now taken over Delhi’s historic Ridge — where I walk most evenings — and have spread havoc across many other parts of the country On the Ridge there must be thousands They’re big guys and can grow up to 8 inches long and move ponderously on their own slime Their conical shells are maroon-brown with broad stripes and everything else glistens with mucous They’re amongst the top 100 invasive pest species in the world and have an eclectic and voracious appetite that includes 500 varieties of plants concrete (for the calcium they require for their shells) and even each other And what a hectic sex life they lead They’re hermaphrodites — both male and female — so when a pair of them meet as the thunder rumbles the male half of one mates with the female half of the other and vice versa (Try teaching sex education to these guys) Actually on several occasions I have seen three or four of them jammed together in a squishy glutinous mess God knows what kind of orgy and soap opera was going on — and the silly chowkidars can only harass poor college kids daring to hold hands In the course of its five-year life each one may lay around 1000 eggs They can distribute a nasty form of meningitis if infected specimens are handled or eaten undercooked and no other creature finds them appetising — certainly not here on the Ridge (They were considered a good source of protein in their home continent and for army troops) Even my last dog backed away sneezing in disgust when he sniffed at them In some parts of the country they’re considered sacred and farmers in those regions swear they’re harmless Alas the evidence is overwhelmingly to the contrary In the West they’re kept as pets (“Have your spinach Speedy…good boy good gurrrl”) — though it’s illegal to do so So you may ask why am I dissing them like this Considering that in one earlier piece I had defended the rights of “illegal” immigrant species on the grounds of survival of the fittest and because in the ultimate analysis we’re all immigrants blah blah Well I was going through a list of the plants these guys have an appetite for and that includes bhindi (okra) bananas brinjal and papaya — all of which I have growing in the garden And no darned snot-covered snail is going to get between me and my veggies Ranjit Lal is an author environmentalist and bird watcher Email author: ranjitlal55@gmailcom For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 2 2017 4:53 pm The makers of Ka Bodyscapes have been asked by the board to appeal before the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal within the next 30 days if they wish to Top News The Censor Board is at it again If you thought only the Khans and Kapoors can make news in Bollywood then you are missing out on keeping a tab of the CBFC for it knows how to hog headlines much more than our superstars The board has popped up in news this time for denying certification to another film (why aren’t we surprised) Just days after its silly reasons for refusing to certify Prakash Jha’s Lipstick Under My Burkha the latest one to face the wrath of CBFC and its chief Pahlaj Nihalani is a film titled Ka Bodyscapes Watch |Pahlaj Nihalani Evades Question On ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Certificate Row The indie film shows the lives of three people in Calicut a gay painter Haris a rural kabaddi player Vishnu and their activist friend Sia The trio refuses to conform to the dominant norms of femininity and struggles to find space and happiness in a conservative setting Malayalam movie starsKannan Rajesh Jason Chacko and Naseera The makers of Ka Bodyscapes have been asked by the board to appeal before the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal within the next 30 days if they wish to Also read |Lipstick Under My Burkha: Pahlaj Nihalani is just maintaining the status quo of Hindi film industry Director-producer Jayan Cherian took to his Facebook page and shared the letter from the CBFC where we can see the reason stated by CBFC It reads “(sic)… the film is glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationship nudity accentuating vital parts of male body (in paintings) in closed shots in the whole movie The film is explicit of scene offending Hindu sensibilities depicting vulgarity and obscenity through the movie The religion of ‘Hindu’ is portrayed in a derogatory manner especially Lord Hanuman (shown in poor light as gay) which may cause law and order problem in society The film contains posters depicting homosexuality throughout the movie and derogatory remarks against women Abusive language is used in most of the places and also a female Muslim character is shown masturbating The film has references to Hindu organisations indirectly which is unwarranted” Check out the post of producer Jayan Cherian here As per reports the censor board first refused a certificate to Ka Bodyscapes in April 2016 for apparently containing “sensitive gay scenes use of derogatory words against women and vulgar dialogues” “The film has also references to lady masturbating highlighting ‘gay’ by many ‘gay’ posters The film offends human sensibilities by vulgarity obscenity or depravity” the first revising committee said before giving its verdict Watch |Ka Bodyscapes Teaser The latest hammer from the CBFC comes despite a Kerala High Court order which directed the board to certify Ka Bodyscapes It had allowed it to make cuts though But despite that the board went ahead and completely refused to issue a certificate According to the Pahlaj Nihalani headed body the film is a “dangerous trend of gatekeeping and moral policing content it does not approve of especially around issues of gender sexuality religion and communalism “ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 20 2017 7:35 pm Yuvraj Singh struck a rapidfire fifty to give India the edge over Pakistan (Source: AP) Related News Rahul Dravid has urged the Indian selectors to take a call regarding the future of the team – especially MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh – by keeping an eye on the 2019 World Cup Both of them were part of the squad that featured in the ICC Champions Trophy that culminated on Sunday Dhoni scored 67 runs in two innings while Yuvraj scored 105 runs during the tournament in four innings But their inclusion in the squad for future tours need to be carefully assessed as both Yuvraj and Dhoni are now 35 “It is a call that is got to be taken by the selectors and the management” Dravid told ESPNCricinfo when asked about future of Yuvraj and Dhoni who were the team’s number four and five in the Champions Trophy “And what they see as the road map for Indian cricket and where they see the role of both these cricketers going ahead for the next couple of years Is there a place for both of them Is there a place for only one of them Do you want to reassess it in a year’s time six months’ time Do you want to look at the available talent and see what they have to offer before going back to these two players” he said He urged selectors and team management push youngsters in the team Dravid believes that will be good to build players of tomorrow and even if the young guns don’t perform Dhoni and Yuvraj remain strong fallback options “They have taken a decision to go to the West Indies with a full-strength squad I really hope they are willing to experiment at least in the playing XI and give more opportunities to people If you don’t do that suddenly you don’t want to come to a situation and say in a year’s time where you say ‘We haven’t given people chances so these are the only guys we have got’ “Better position to be in: ‘We have tried everything else but we still feel that Yuvi and Dhoni are fit they are playing very well and they are the guys to see us through’ And no one will complain about that” he said Dravid pushed for more mystery spinners such as Kuldeep Yadav and wrist spinners to come into the side after the duopoly of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t get much help from the flat surfaces in England “We are playing on really flat wickets It is tough on them and … it is not happening If you want wickets in the middle wrist-spinners and mystery spinners are the ones who look like taking wickets on some of these flat wickets with the fielding restrictions “It is nice to have Kuldeep Yadav coming in He needs to be given a lot more game time He has got ability he has got a bit of mystery about him” he added India’s series against West Indies begins on June 23 where they play five ODIs and a T20I Kuldeep has been drawn into the squad alongside Rishabh Pant in place of Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah who have been rested For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Irvine | Published: July 29 2017 5:40 pm Aditi Ashok improved greatly on her first round showing with a one-under 71 (Source: File) Top News Aditi Ashok improved greatly on her first round showing with a one-under 71 but that was not enough to make the cut in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open here Aditi was drawn in the worst weather on the first day and ended with an eight-over 80 which was her worst in the entire season on the LPGA After a 71 in the second round she was seven-over 151 and missed the cut The conditions took a toll as the cut was five-over with a number of notable names missing out including former world No 1 Lydia Ko and Caroline Hedwall Aditi is now due to play the Women’s British Open her fourth Major this season She made the cut in two of them Cristie Kerr fought back from a poor start to her second round to lead after 36 holes at five-under-par Kerr battled the strong winds to shoot a one-over par 73 and leapfrog Karrie Webb to sit atop the leaderboard A double bogey at the par-5 third hole as well as bogeys on six and 11 saw Kerr quickly falling down the leaderboard midway through her round Sei Young Kim is the two-shots back of Kerr after a respectable round of even par despite having a double bogey and two additional bogeys on her scorecard Fellow Korean Sun Young Yoo also finds herself at three-under par for the tournament Pornanong Phatlum sits a shot further back at two-under par Phatlum made three birdies and four bogeys to shoot 73 The only other player under par is Iceland’s Olafia Kristinsdottir at one-under par after a round of 70 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Published: October 5 2017 12:06 pm United States Canada and Mexico are making a joint bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup (Source: AP) Top News The list of potential host cities to take part in the joint USA-Canada-Mexico bid has been whittled down to 32 after nine more potential venues were ruled out a statement said The joint North American bid is seen as the favorite for 2026 with only one other bid — Morocco — so far in the running for the tournament A list of 41 potential host cities — in the running to stage matches or host teams — had been circulated last month by organisers That number was trimmed down to 32 after nine cities including Cleveland Pittsburgh San Antonio and New Orleans were excluded from consideration Of the 32 cities left on the long list 25 are in the United States four are in Canada and three are in Mexico “As we move to the next stage of the bid process we’re even more confident we have everything needed to deliver the largest most compelling FIFA World Cup in history and help accelerate the growth of soccer across North America and around the world” bid chairman Sunil Gulati said in a statement yesterday “We have more than double the number of cities required to stage matches in 2026 We have a vision for growing the game and engaging fans as never before” The US-Mexico-Canada World Cup bid will submit between 20-25 venues in its final bid to FIFA with 12 locations likely to be chosen as host cities for the tournament which will be the first to use FIFA’s expanded 48-team format Cities not hosting games could be chosen as other venues needed for the tournament such as team base camps Bid officials have said 60 of the tournament’s matches would be staged in the United States with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 games each The United States will host all knockout games from the quarter-finals onwards Stadiums under consideration in the United States include several venues used in the 1994 World Cup including the Pasadena Rose Bowl Other venues include the new Los Angeles Stadium and the 105000-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas home of the Dallas Cowboys For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News For all the latest Mumbai News, including whether written assurances by resettlement agencies obligating them to provide services for specific refugees would count. killing the pillion and seriously injuring the rider of the motorcycle. the system of election in 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