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With all eyes on him after Shikhar Dhawan’s repeated failures, who scored a career-best 120 in the first ODI in Pune, ?under-19 and under-16 tournaments. ? ? Tenders for laying of roads in the area were issued,no contractor is willing to take up carpeting in the area.

and there were 383 mass shootings in that year.600 deaths linked to gun violence in 2017 so far,there was no such decision taken and the PMC officials have gone ahead and announced without considering what was discussed, said Pawar The civic body had announced 10 per cent water cut from Thursday as their demand for 12 TMC water for the city from October 15 to July 31 next year was shot down by the state irrigation officials during the canal committee meeting held on Monday The irrigation officials were backed by Pawar and Congress cabinet minister Harshavardhan Patil Khadakwasla is 80 per cent full while the remaining three damsTemgharVarasgaon and Panshetare 100 per cent We have 28 TMC of water available and after evaporation we have 2673 TMC The civic body will continue to draw the water as usual till we give any further instructions? said Pawar PMC senior officials said Pawars word is final and they have revoked the orders For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: February 1 2014 7:52 pm Related News The novelist has the blessing of the inexhaustible subject: you and me” wrote Eudora Welty in an 1956 essay And added: “You and me here” The title of Amitabha Bagchi’s new novel This Place gestures to that third element of geography As Welty says “fiction is properly at work on the here and now or the past made here and now; for in novels we have to be there” To reach “there” the novelist evokes not just its streets and sidewalks the sounds of its neighbourhoods and the texture of its dereliction but allows his characters to strike their roots in its soil It becomes the place on which they stand and view the world In Baltimore Wire-country a block of residences is about to be torn down to be redeveloped into a spiffier address It’s not a place with great history or one which inspires great affection Shabbir Ahmad a hardworking restaurant owner from Pakistan has been waiting for exactly such a plan of gentrification to multiply the worth of the houses he has been sitting on For the American couple Matthew and Kay who have moved from Providence it’s another stop where they hope to sort out the tangles of their marriage and thwarted ambitions But Jeevan Sharma a maths postgraduate from Delhi who ended up as a rootless taxi driver in America and never called home again “had felt something like contentment here in Baltimore He felt like he could stay in this place for a long time” His friendships are tentative and unwordy He talks baseball with Henry a former war veteran He sits on the steps of his house to hear his aged black neighbour Miss Lucy play the organ the music like a caress on the broken neighbourhood “It felt like it was pouring down from the brilliant blue sky It seemed to be entering everything: the asphalt with its cracks the empty parking lot across the street the deserted factory building next to the alley and the traffic passing by on Howard Street beyond” The manicured future of her neighbourhood does not appeal to Miss Lucy nor does the offer of a better bigger house “It is not the house I birthed my child” she retorts A plan to halt the march of development is hatched by Matthew and Kay with an unlikely ally in Shabbir’s son a journalist In a world in ceaseless motion where the migrant is celebrated the tug of belonging as exemplified by Miss Lucy seems anachronistic While the novel does set up the ideas of displacement and progress against each other it does so quietly — without interfering in the flow of the plot — and without being reductive As Jeevan’s trajectory in the book shows belonging is also a pang that arises out of displacement It visits one uninvited like an epiphany This is Bagchi’s third novel and it is no exaggeration to describe him as a prominent member of the League of Underrated Writers His first Above Average got tagged as a “campus novel” with all its unfortunate associations and obscured what it was trying to be: again an exploration of place (east Delhi’s middle-class neighbourhoods) and ideas of masculinity In This Place Jeevan is a man remarkably shorn of macho-ness who spurns the responsibility of tending to his parents the adrenalin rush of earning wads of money and who refuses to hit the man who torments the woman he loves — despite grave provocation In this most laconic of novels his inner conflict is hinted at not explicated This is a novel tautly concentrated on plot and the unravelling of character with no quarter given to linguistic hi-jinks There are only a few false notes — the awkward sex scenes come to mind At the end of the chapters though Bagchi seems to have allowed himself some liberty In each coda the authorial eye sweeps with tenderness over Baltimore in these lyrical passages of descriptions “Sneakers hang from the phone lines their laces tied together irretrievable In the quiet afternoon their shadows move slowly across the empty street A light breeze makes them swing like pendulums The time they mark passes gently unobserved” This place this “gathering spot” of feelings and experiences is like the life of the characters who inhabit it touched by a tenuous beauty For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App ? said Krupesh. The citizen, I remember watching Aamir Khan’s Awwal Number on Doordarshan all those years ago,and how despite a poor script? I am glad that Bollywood is now making up for it with fictional stories,biopics and even biopics riddled with fiction that revolve around sports? However,05 crore.

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