Why I Started a YouTube Channel

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Since December 28th, 2009, I have written a blog post here every day (minus 13 days I spent in Tibet in 2010, when I thought I wouldn’t be able to post, not knowing how good China Mobile is in remote China). The practice of writing every day is something that has transformed my life in ways that I couldn’t have imagined, and it is a practice I will keep. Writing, however, is only one medium. There are more mediums to explore.Video is a different medium with which to share ideas and tell stories. More and more, this is going to be the medium with which communicate. The technology to replace the telephone with a video call exists now, and more and more, we are using video for business and personal communication. The devices we keep in our left hand that are never more than a few feet away lend themselves to this format, and it is a format many people prefer.It makes no sense to limit myself to a single medium when so many people prefer other formats, and when a lot of people want content in different mediums at different times, like audio when they are in their cars. I regret not starting sooner.Better Over TimeWhen I started writing, I wasn’t a very good writer. The archives here are proof. I leave them here as part of the history of my journey and my thinking over time. Even the ones that should embarrass me are still here, still published. Over time, I became a better writer. I still have many miles to go.I am starting daily video knowing that I will have this very same experience. What is now difficult will become easier over time. I expect to get better at video by practicing.Everyday, Every DayAs it stands now, the YouTube show is called Everyday. My friends at Kinopicz chose the name, and I like because it represents a commitment to Me Management, that set of disciplines that brings you long-term success.Today I published a short episode on the idea that if you want to be the kind of person that can help your dream client change, you need to change first. It’s a challenge, and it sets the bar high. Check it out here. While you are there, do hit the subscribe button.last_img read more

Uttarakhand High Court upholds varsity order

first_imgThe Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday upheld the G.B. Pant University’s decision to cancel the selection process adopted for appointments of 93 assistant accountants at the varsity. A Division Bench of the High Court consisting of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe found no unreasonableness in the G.B. Pant University’s decision cancelling the selection process for all the posts of assistant accountants in the university. Counsel for the university Kartikey Hari Gupta said the institute was informed about the order immediately and the same is being complied with. Earlier, the university had conducted a written and a typing test for the posts. After the examination, various candidates complained of some irregularities upon which an inquiry committee was constituted. The committee concluded that the selection process had anomalies and recommended cancellation of the entire selection. The said cancellation was challenged before the High Court whereby a single judge bench directed that the typing test be conducted again. Mohit Kapoor, aggrieved by the order of the single judge bench, filed an appeal against the order and alleged that the selection process was unfair and requested the entire selection process be cancelled.last_img read more

A Writer In The House?

first_imgThey can turn an evocative phrase as deftly as they can excise a tumor or heal a heart. They may not be able to write a decipherable Rx, but they can pen evocative words full of clarity, beauty and often deep insights into their professionWe are talking of the intriguing tribe of physician-scribes who are as at home in the ER or operation theater as they are in the universe of the written word, of magazines, newspapers and books. Abraham Verghese: I often feel I write in order to understand what I’m thinking.The doctor-writer tradition goes back a long time, to Anton Chekhov and Somerset Maugham. Given the large number of Indian physicians in the United States, it was only a matter of time before some began wielding the quill. From physician-novelist Dr. Sanjay Nigam to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who besides being a neurosurgeon is also a correspondent for CNN, a columnist for Time magazine and the author of Chasing Life. In recent years, a handful of Indian physicians have broken through into the world of medical literature: Dr. Abraham Verghese, Dr. Atul Gawande and now the latest entrant, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar has each written honestly and with introspection about the complex world of medicine, taking us through the rabbit hole into a place we hardly know.Verghese did his internship and residency in Johnson Hill, Tenn., and worked at the University of Iowa’s AIDS outpatient clinic. At the same time he attended the noted Iowa Writers Workshop, and bit by bit, his everyday encounters became grist for his first book, My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story –  a powerful memoir about working with AIDS patients in rural Tennessee, and in the process, finding himself.The New York Times Book Review called the book “an account of the plague years in America, beautifully written, fascinating and tragic, by a doctor who was shaped and changed by his patients.”  It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and selected by Time magazine as one of the five best books of the year. It was also made into a Showtime movie directed by Mira Nair and starring Naveen Andrews.His second book, The Tennis Partner, about the drug addiction and death of his friend, a young medical student, was a New York Times notable book and a national bestseller. Verghese has written for many publications including Granta, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. For the last ten years he has been working on his next book, Cutting for Stone, which will be published by Knopf soon.He observes that in medical school you are taught to observe, pick up on details and bring it all into a diagnosis, which are factors fundamental to the process of writing too.“I often feel I write in order to understand what I’m thinking. When I start to write, then it starts to emerge, a sort of secondary, tertiary  understanding that I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t tried to write it. So that’s the part of writing that I think is utterly mysterious and enjoyable,” he says. Atul Gawande: I feel I may be competent at what I do, but there’s a slightly harder question: what’s the difference between those who are merely competent and those who are good?Verghese, who was professor of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas, later became the founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.“The humanities are vital in helping students maintain empathy with their patients,” he says.  “Students come to medicine with a great capacity to imagine the suffering of others. In their clinical years, however, they are taught to take the patient’s unique story of illness and translate it into the depersonalized language of the chart. We want to keep alive their innate humanity, integrity and empathy.”Verghese, who was recently appointed the senior associate chair for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University, has just moved to Palo Alto with his wife Sylvia and 10-year-old son (his two older boys are both in college, studying literature). “One of the beautiful things about this position is that for the first time in my life I have a 40 percent protected time to write.” he says, “So I’m bringing about the separation of the two roles something that I never did before. It’s delightful. I feel I’ve finally earned the ability to do that.”He’s come to Stanford as a tenured professor with tenure, which is generally reserved for those with research grants and scientific breakthroughs under their belt. He says, “It’s just very humbling to see how over time the effect of my writing has been that it’s taken to be the equivalent of scientific research. I think it’s looked at as seriously a contribution as research and that’s really gratifying to me.” Besides his writing, Verghese will be responsible for third year medical students on rotation in internal medicine, something typically delegated to junior faculty: “To me, it’s a great privilege and honor, because it’s precisely the thing that I consider terribly important, a moment to shape them.” He enjoys the position because it gives him time to interact with students and patients. Now that he has a small office of his own and the time to write, Verghese wants to explore with the pen how medicine and his own thinking are evolving. “We have never had more ability to bring patients a cure or better their medical conditions, yet I think there has never been a time when patients have been more dissatisfied with medicine. “It’s a very strange paradox. Science is at this brilliant phase where we are curing some cancers with a single pill, but the public, I think, feels quite the opposite, that medicine is getting further and further away from the patient, from one human being interacting with another. It’s more like you’re getting swallowed up by a system when you have an illness and being farmed out to all these tests and specialists.”He feels the real issue of the day is to balance this almost mathematical, scientific model of disease with our need as humans to have someone to give us comfort, reassurance and company through the course of a long illness. He says, “That’s what intrigues me the most right now.” It is also something that intrigues Atul Gawande, another physician who has delved deep into his profession – warts and all. His first book, written while he was still a resident, Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science turned the searchlight on a resident’s life and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002 and was published in more than a 100 countries.Gawande juggles several balls: he is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and associate cirector for the BWH Center for Surgery and Public Health. He is also the director of the World Health Organization’s Global Challenge for Safer Surgical Care.Into this hectic lifestyle he also embeds his writing, as a staff member of New Yorker magazine, and author of two books. In 2006 he received the MacArthur “Genius” Award for his research and writing, and his articles have appeared in the annual Best American Essays and in Best American Science collections. Sandeep Jauhar: If I knew then what I know now about journalism, I never even would have thought of going to the top editor at the New York Times and asking him for a job.In Complications, Gawande was trying to find answers to the questions which were perplexing him about the medical field. He says, “It was written from the perspective of someone who was just starting out in medicine. I was trying to understand in that set of stories how and why medicine is imperfect and if medicine is imperfect, how do we become remotely competent?” Now five years later as his journey into the medical world continues, he’s written Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. “Over the last few years I’ve been trying to answer a slightly different set of questions,” he says. “I feel I may be competent at what I do, but there’s a slightly harder question: what’s the difference between those who are merely competent and those who are good? What makes medicine particularly interesting is that failure is so easy; it’s right around the corner.”He has not only written about the possibilities of errors and human failures in medicine, but has also worked to bring about real-life changes.  Through initiatives at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Gawande is working to improve medical practice with innovations like bar codes to prevent surgeons from accidentally leaving sponges and instruments in patients.He says:  “For the last eight years, my research agenda has focused on making advances in two areas: understanding and ultimately reducing injuries from error in surgery; and improving policies affecting the provision of surgical and medical care. More recently my work has expanded to address questions in global health – in particular, how to meet the growing demand for care for surgical diseases in poorer Sandeep Jauhar: “If I knew then what I know now about journalism, I never even would have thought of going to the top editor at the New York Times and asking him for a job.”countries.”Better is all about going that extra mile, of crossing the chasm from average to being better. He tries to analyze what makes a doctor fight the odds and get better results. Why is it that at an average hospital center you have a 33-year life expectancy while some of the best centers give you a chance of a 47-year life expectancy?  Can one take the know-how that exists at the top of the bell curve and take it elsewhere? For Gawande, writing about these issues brings some clarity, if not answers.If you’re a patient and stymied by the frightening hospital labyrinth, think how confused and terrified a new intern feels! For the most candid and colorful depiction of these turmoils, one has to turn to Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation –  a medical memoir by Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, who is now head of the Heart Failure Center at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York.It’s a hard-to-putdown book as you follow the reluctant doctor-to-be passing through the fire of medical training to emerge a full fledged healer.  The book received glowing praise. Reviewer Robert Coles wrote:  “Told of here is a time of travail and testing – a doctor’s initiation into the trials of a demanding yet hauntingly affirming profession – all conveyed by a skilled, knowing writer whose words summon memories of his two great predecessors, Dr. Anton Chekhov and Dr. William Carlos Williams: a noble linage to which this young doctor’s mind, heart, and soul entitle him to belong.” It did not come easy. Sandeep Jauhar, who was completing his Ph.D. in physics at Berkeley came to the medical field late, torn between different professions, including journalism. Although his older brother was a doctor, medicine was the last thing Jauhar had wanted to pursue.In Intern he writes, “Medicine was so bourgeois! My father admonished me for being impractical. He wanted me to become a neurosurgeon-one trained at Stanford, no less. To him, that was the apogee of professional attainment… But I wanted nothing to do with my parents’ dream. In immigrant Indian culture, youthful rebellion is saying no to a career in medicine.”He had always been passionate about journalism: “On Sunday mornings the voice of David Brinkley was as familiar as my mother’s urging us to come to the table for her potato parathas.” Before entering medical school, he applied for and was surprised to get a prestigious science journalism fellowship, which led to a summer working at Time magazine in Washington DC.In the book he relates an amusing incident while interviewing with Gerald Boyd, then a senior editor at The New York Times, without clips or reporting samples, just story ideas in his backpack. When told he could not be hired, Jauhar with all the optimism or foolhardiness of youth asked, “Why not?”Told brusquely that he was unqualified, he still managed to make connections during that this initial visit.  Although he was not successful then, his byline has appeared frequently in the paper. “That was just another example of how important it is, sometimes when you’re young, not to know your own limitations, not to know what the etiquette is,” he says. “If I knew then what I know now about journalism, I never even would have thought of going to the top editor at the New York Times and asking him for a job. It was ridiculous but in the end it served me well.”Asked if he still experiences a tug of war between being a physician or a journalist, Jauhar says, “I’ve virtually reconciled, in the sense I am first and foremost a doctor. That is my fulltime job, but I’m very lucky in that I’m able to write about medicine and I have venues like the New York Times where I can explore and develop my writing interests. So I feel very lucky to be able to do both. To me my writing informs my medicine and my medicine informs my writing and so it’s sort of an organic process.” “I think there is evidence to suggest that literature and humanities can potentially improve one’s doctoring, possibly by making more empathetic physicians, but there’s no evidence that I’m aware of that having a consuming passion like writing can make a better doctor.” He adds, “What I like about writing is it allows me to explore some of the questions and conundra that come up in clinical practice and allows me to go a little deeper. So in that sense, my interest in writing about medicine forces me to examine issues in medicine a little more deeply than if I wasn’t writing.”Jauhar says his typical day revolves around the Long Island Jewish Hospital where he heads the Heart Failure Program, treating inpatients every day and outpatients several times a week. He also staffs the Cardiology Fellows Clinic once a week. He returns home to play with his three-year-old son Mohan and reconnect with his wife Sonia, who is an endocrinology fellow, over dinner. Late in the evening when everyone’s gone to bed, he usually heads to his computer to do a little writing.Before his medical training, Jauhar had thought of medicine as “a cookbook craft” with little room for creativity. Now he believes there is: “I think the creativity is not in the mechanics of treatment, but it’s in how you deal with the patient, how you advocate for them, how you explain to them what’s going on, how you communicate with them. I think that’s how your personality can be expressed.”  Having agonized about a career in physics, medicine or journalism, what advice would he give to similarly conflicted souls? He says it’s important to figure out what you really want to do – and it took him really a very long time to figure that out.“I went to physics, partly out of interest in the field, partly to prove to myself that I was able to do it,” he says. “I switched to medical school when I was 26 and started writing for the New York Times when I was 30. I wasn’t an English major, I didn’t write for my college newspaper, but I was able to engineer the transition because it was something I was very interested in doing.“As one of my advisors at Berkeley once said to me, ‘Figuring out what you really want is the hard part – getting it is the easy part!’”   Related Itemslast_img read more

Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors’ Masai Ujiri has concussion

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew FILE – This Thursday, June 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, center left, walks with guard Kyle Lowry after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. An attorney for a deputy involved in an altercation with Ujiri as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave. Attorney David Mastagni said Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the 20-year-veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has a jaw injury and is considering filing a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)SAN FRANCISCO — A deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, a lawyer said Tuesday.The 20-year-veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office also has a serious jaw injury and is considering filing a lawsuit against Raptors President Masai Ujiri, attorney David Mastagni said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP WWE returns to Manila in September Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “The officer is off work, disabled and wants to go back to work,” Mastagni said. The name of the deputy has not been released.The clash between the deputy and Ujiri happened as the deputy checked court-access credentials after the game Thursday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAuthorities say Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy but the deputy stopped him because he didn’t see Ujiri’s on-court credentials.Ujiri pushed the deputy, who pushed him back before Ujiri “made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the side of the head,” sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said. He said Ujiri also shouted obscenities. The Raptors said last week the team was cooperating with the investigation and gathering information on its own. It had no further comment Tuesday.Warriors fan Greg Wiener, who witnessed the altercation, said last week the incident began when the deputy put his hand on Ujiri’s chest and pushed him. Ujiri shoved him back before bystanders intervened, Wiener said.He also said then that there was no conversation between the deputy and Ujiri. But on Tuesday, he said he remembered the officer shouting, “No one gets on the court without credentials.”Wiener said he recalled the detail “after thinking about it all weekend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly said.Investigators were questioning witnesses and the office hopes to file a report to prosecutors this week recommending a misdemeanor battery charge against Ujiri, Kelly said.They are also reviewing footage from body cameras worn by the deputy along with footage from the arena surveillance system and cellphones.The office does not plan to release the deputy’s body camera footage to the public during the investigation, Kelly said.Kelly confirmed the officer is on medical leave.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more

‘Zen’ Cool Smashers book semis berth

first_imgMOST READ The zen approached continues to work wonders as Creamline ripped Motolite, 25-15, 25-20, 25-23, Wednesday night and formally booked a semifinal berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The Cool Smashers had a slow start at Filoil Flying V Centre, needing a big push to break out of a 6-6 deadlock to eventually score their sixth straight victory for a 6-1 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We know Motolite really studied us and knew how to play against us,” said Morado. “So what we did was go back to coach Tai’s system and get back into the game.”The Thai mentor is known for carrying out a rigorous training regimen and hardly gives instructions during the game itself. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morado fanned out 26 excellent sets, feeding all the Creamline heavy hitters like imports Aleoscar Blanco and Kuttika Kaewpin as well as local stars Alyssa Valdez, Michell Gumabao and Jema Galanza.The win spoiled the maiden appearance of Motolite captain Myla Pablo and ended the squad’s two-game run. Motolite dropped to 2-5.Earlier, PacificTown-Army soldiered on by taking down BaliPure, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21.The Lady Troopers scored their fourth win in seven matches.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIEScenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Tai Bundit doesn’t only train his Creamline charges to be physically fit. He also makes sure his players are psychologically in tip-top shape too.“Coach Tai taught us to meditate even during the game,” said Creamline setter Jia Morado. “It helps us think clearly and adjust against our opponents.”ADVERTISEMENT Trade to NorthPort a homecoming for Sol Mercado Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

Premier League: Paul Pogba stars as Manchester United beat Leicester City

first_imgPaul Pogba and Luke Shaw scored a goal each to give Manchester United a winning start in the Premier League 2018-19 season at Old Trafford on Friday.Pogba’s third minute penalty and a late goal from Shaw gave Man United a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the opening game of the new Premier League season.Pogba, fresh from his World Cup triumph in Russia with France but also the subject of recent transfer speculation, was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho and took responsibility for the penalty after a handball by Daniel Amartey, slowly shuffling up before beating Kasper Schmeichel.Leicester responded well though with new signing James Maddison forcing a fine save out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors gave Mourinho’s side plenty to think about.Leicester showed that even without Riyad Mahrez, who has joined Manchester City, they remain a team with plenty of creativity.If you liked @PaulPogba’s display tonight, you’ll love this from his post-match interview. Sound on! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/dxASxQayrsManchester United (@ManUtd) August 10, 2018But Claude Puel’s side were unable to maintain that level in the second half and Juan Mata should have scored for United after good work from Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.Leicester came close to an equaliser though when substitute Jamie Vardy robbed Shaw and found Demarai Gray whose flick forced another good save out of De Gea.”In my career so far, its probably the best feeling Ive had. Honestly, the best feeling to date was today.”We couldn’t be happier for you, Luke! pic.twitter.com/vv7WgfbxFbadvertisementManchester United (@ManUtd) August 10, 2018At the other end, United’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku, who like Vardy began on the bench, should have done better when he shot straight at Schmeichel after Sanchez found him alone in the box.But seven minutes from the end full-back Shaw scored his first goal in professional football, firing home after a exchange with Juan Mata.Vardy pulled a goal back for Leicester in stoppage time to give them some reward for a good performance against last season’s runners-up.Always good to be back at Old Trafford Amazing atmosphere +3 #mufcSiempre es especial volver a Old Trafford. Ambiente pic.twitter.com/SB7kUgffaFDavid de Gea (@D_DeGea) August 10, 2018After the game, Mourinho, missing several midfield options due to injury, praised Pogba for his willingness to start the game after only recently returning from his post-World Cup break.”He was a monster. We thought he would manage maximum 60 minutes and he went much longer,” said Mourinho.The Frenchman, who had been linked with a possible transfer window move to Barcelona, said he remained hungry for more success.”I won’t be full from a World Cup. I know it’s a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies. I haven’t won the Premier League, I haven’t won the Champions League, I haven’t won the European Championship so there are more to win,” he said.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Learnt the importance of discipline from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli: Rishabh Pant

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 20:02 IST Rishabh Pant has been impressive in 2019 IPL.( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant said he has learnt to be discipline form MS Dhoni and Virat KohliPant said Virat Kohli taught him to take experience from every inningsRishabh Pant was left out of the 2019 India World Cup squadRishabh Pant, India’s promising wicketkeeper-batsman has said he has learnt the importance of discipline from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni after getting to share the dressing room with the two India greats.Rishabh Pant made his Test debut during aTest series against England last year and has been India’s first-choice keeper in Test cricket in the absence of Wriddhiman Saha who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury.”I have learnt a lot of things from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. But the most important thing is discipline. Every at this stage of his career, Mahi bhai is never late for anything. He follows the process that brought him success rigorously during practice even now. He knows what suits him and what doesn’t,” Rishabh Pant told Sports Tak.Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni joined hands to help India beat New Zealand in a T20I match earlier this year. With unbeaten knocks of 40 and 20, respectively, the big-hitting duo helped shone with the bat.Pant said playing with a calm Dhoni helped him learn the art of managing the pressure in cruch match situations.”In New Zealand. Mahi bhai calculated his innings really well. I got the opportunity to learn that aspect of the game when we batted together in New Zealand. You can practice how much ever you went, but the pressure of match situation is very different. But when I see him, he is calm all the time. He knows what needs to be done in that situation,” Rishabh Pant said.”His planning is very good. He is being consistent with his plans, that’s bringing him success. His plans work out 80 to 90 percent of the times.”advertisementRishabh Pant also praised Virat Kohli and said the India captain has taught him to learn from the mistakes.”I still remember what Virat Kohli told me. He said experience is not playing 100 matches for India. Even in 10 matches, you can gain experience if you’re willing to learn from each other’s mistakes,”Rishabh Pant said of Virat Kohli’s teachings to him,” Pant said.Rishabh Pant has been impressive in Test and T20I cricket but is still fighting to be a permanent member of the ODI side as MS Dhoni has been the first-choice wicketkeeper for India over the years.Pant was one of the biggest names to miss out on a spot in India’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 as the selectors opted for Dinesh Karthik as the back-up wicket-keeper after MS Dhoni.Rishabh Pant has been a star for Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League. The Delhi wicketkeeper had amassed 684 in 14 matches, including an unbeaten 128, in the last IPL season.Pant has been impressive in the 2019 IPL season as well. He made statement with his match-winning unbeaten 78 for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals.Also Read | Have moved on from World Cup disappointment, focused on IPL: Rishabh PantAlso Read | Backing talented players like Rishabh Pant has worked for Delhi Capitals: Ricky PontingAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow 2019 IPLFollow 2019 World CupFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat Kohli Learnt the importance of discipline from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli: Rishabh PantRishabht Pant said he has learnt to manage pressure during crunch match situations after playing with MS Dhoni. The young wicketkeeper-batsman praised Dhoni and Virat Kohli for being disciplined and said he has learnt the same from the two.advertisementlast_img read more

Dont impose Hindi common language not possible in India says Rajinikanth

first_imgChennai: Veteran actor Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the concept of a common language in India was “unfortunately” not possible and asserted any attempts of Hindi imposition would be not only resisted by southern states, but even many in the north.The actor’s remarks came in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent pitch for Hindi as a common language, which drew sharp reactions from various south Indian leaders including DMK President MK Stalin and Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The superstar said Hindi should not be imposed, as the concept of a common language was “unfortunately” not possible in the country. “A common language not just for India but any country is good for its unity and progress. Unfortunately, (one cannot) bring a common language in our country. So you cannot impose any language,” he told reporters at the airport here. “Especially, if you impose Hindi, not just Tamil Nadu, no southern state will accept that. Many states in northern parts will also not accept that,” Rajinikanth, who has announced that he will enter politics ahead of the next Assembly polls (2021), said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOn Saturday, Shah had pitched for a common language for the country and said it is Hindi which is spoken the most and that it can unite the whole nation. The home minister had also said efforts would be made to expand Hindi to different parts of the country and asked everyone to use their native languages as much as possible. “India has many languages and every language has its importance. But it is absolutely necessary that the entire country should have one language that becomes India’s identity globally,” he had said. The remarks had drawn widespread criticism, especially in Tamil Nadu, with the BJP’s ally, the ruling AIADMK saying there will be only “adverse reaction” if Hindi is imposed in the state. The DMK, whose leader MK Stalin had dubbed Shah’s statement as “shocking,” has announced a state-wide stir on Friday against Shah’s Hindi pitch. Incidentally, Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP veteran B S Yediyurappa had asserted Kannada was the principal language in his state and that its importance would never be compromised. While all official languages in the country were equal, Kannada was the principal language in Karnataka and there will be no compromise with its importance, he had said. Rajinikanth’s contemporary and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan had warned of a bigger protest in the state than the pro-jallikattu agitation in 2017 against any attempts of Hindi imposition.last_img read more

Global steel industry facing surplus output says Steel Minister

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian steel industry is facing some challenges amid the ongoing trade war between the US and China, according to Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The minister also noted that the global steel industry is facing the challenge of surplus production. Pradhan was interacting with reporters on the sidelines of two-day International Galvanising Conference event here. When asked if the local industry could face challenges amid the ongoing US-China trade war, the minister replied in affirmative. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”It’s facing,” he said, without speaking further. According to official data, share of imports of finished steel from FTA countries such as Korea, Japan and Indonesia aggregated around 70 per cent of total imports to India in August 2019. Earlier, speaking at the conference, the minister also said that India will become top energy consumer in the world in the next two decades. “I don’t know what is the finished product export quantity of (zinc products) to world market but I see being associated to petroleum sector for last five years that though we are importing crude oil, there is a huge scope for exporting petroleum products to the different part of world apart from our own market… today, in energy we are number three consumer in the world. In the next two decades, India will be the number one energy consumer of the world,” he said. Speaking about the areas of energy consumption, Pradhan said, “It will be consumed in transportation, household electrification, but primary consumption will come from industry. Industries related to manufacturing, industries related to services, related housing, capital good product etc”.last_img read more

State Cabinet gives green signal to implementation of 6th Pay Commission

first_imgKolkata: The state Cabinet on Monday approved the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, with a revised pay that will see a hike of 14.22 percent. State Finance minister Amit Mitra said: “If the existing basic and grade pay is Rs 100, the DA is Rs 125, the employee will have an increase of 14.22 percent over Rs 225, which will take the salary to Rs 256. Along with this, the employee will get a 3 percent notional effect of the pay hike for three years since 2016 and this will take his salary to Rs 280.90.” “The new pay commission will be effective from January 2020,” he added. The Pay Commission has recommended Rs 10 lakh ceiling on gratuity, but the state Cabinet has doubled it from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh. The new pay structure will come into effect from January 1, 2020.last_img read more

Great Indian Festival…Big Billion Days…No these d

first_imgGreat Indian Festival…Big Billion Days…No, these don’t refer to Diwali and Dussehra or Eid and Christmas. They are the special festival season sale melas by e-commerce majors Amazon and Flipkart. As the names aptly capture, these sale festivals earn big billions for these mega corporates. Both festivals began with a bang on September 29. According to American market research and advisory firm Forrester Research Inc., these two online retail behemoths are expected to clock around $4.8 billion (Rs 33,912 crore) in sales through the festival season, lasting for six months from August to January. As the festival season peaks in October-November, these sales melas, stretching for around a week, would account for 80 per cent of their total festival season sales or about $3.82 billion (Rs 26,988 crore). Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyE-commerce might be booming but business as a whole is dull this year. Firstly, the slowdown in the economy has given a cold start to the festival season sales this year, especially in a predominantly commercial town like Prayagraj (Allahabad). “The business is dull!”—this has been the common refrain here among the business community in last a couple of months. Banwarilal Kushwaha, a Patanjali franchisee, who also owns a provision-cum-general store in Teliarganj area of Allahabad, informs that his sales is down this year by 50 per cent and he pins all his hopes on the festival season for revival. Sadiq, a wholesaler in white goods in Kareli area of the town, however, is sceptical. “Eid as well as Janmashtami were not celebrated with the usual pomp this year”, he says and hopes that Dussehra and Diwali would give a boost to the business. Manoj Dubey, who runs a transport business, has a slightly different take. According to him, the acute crisis is that of shopkeepers only and not of business as a whole. He says online sales are booming and it has crippled many conventional shops. Apparel and garment sales are mainly online and their sales in shops are down by 70-80 per cent. Also Read – The future is here!Vinay Kumar Tandon, President of the Allahabad-based Eastern Uttar Pradesh Chamber of Commerce, who also owns a food processing industry, concurs saying that having high-rent showrooms to sell apparels and even electronic items in the age of e-commerce is unviable. Enquiries among traders reveal that thousands of shops have closed down resulting in job losses to at least 25,000 to 30,000 shop assistants. Until a decade back, monopolisation was not significant in the retail trade sector. Now it is a changed scenario. The festival season revenue of just the two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Flipkart alone would be equivalent to the revenue of some 3.5 million small traders with a total festival season sale of Rs 10 lakh each on an average. The other major impact on labour conditions is that e-commerce spawns a huge section of gig workers. Amazon, in a statement, said it had created 90,000 seasonal employment opportunities for the festival season in its fulfilment centres, sortation centres, delivery stations and customer service centres. Likewise, Flipkart, which has now been taken over by the global organised retail giant Walmart, in a statement said that it had added over 50,000 direct jobs across its supply chain, logistics arm and customer support. With the addition of these 1.4 lakh seasonal gig workers during this festival season, the total number of gig workers employed by these two e-commerce majors alone in India reaches 6.5 lakhs. These workers do not have the legal status of workers in these companies and are given a glorified tag as “delivery partners”. One delivery worker complained that their commission per delivery is often reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 30 and they will have to struggle hard at great risk of overspeeding to make even 20 deliveries a day, but for that, they would have to bring their own two-wheelers and even use their own petrol. “All the deliveries are not evenly distributed through the day and they are mostly crowded in the hour before lunch and dinner. Rest of the time we are mostly idle”, said a Zomato worker. How many of these workers would go without work once the festival season comes to an end is not clear and this makes their job even more precarious. What does ‘festival’ mean for them and their families? Not much, as unlike traditional industrial workers, they are not paid bonus or other statutory benefits as they are not accorded the status of workers at all. Amazon proudly claims that it channelises products from 4 lakh suppliers and many of them are just home-based workers who supply to the contract agents, who in turn supply to Amazon. Amazon takes up to 20 per cent of the sales value as commission for itself—just for accepting orders online, and packing the ordered items and delivering them using gig workers. After adjusting with GST and other layers of middlemen, the primary producer hardly gets 50 per cent of the market price as revenue. After adjusting against material and labour cost, he/she would be lucky if the profit margin is 10-15 per cent. The slowdown impact is visible among the leather footwear workers of Kanpur. Usually, they work long hours during the festival season to meet the demand from other towns but this time, traders who procure from them say that orders are less in number. The story is the same with chicken workers of Lucknow or Benaras silk saree weavers. Neither the e-commerce majors nor the banks advance any money for them and they are forced to turn to private moneylenders who charge Rs 100 interest per month for Rs 1,000 borrowed. Giving Rs 1.4 lakh crore tax concessions to big corporates may not boost sales. The real stimulus to the economy is the purchasing power of people, and the government should have reduced their GST tax burden and increased liquidity for them as well as the minimum wage for gig workers. It is unfortunate that the government is unable to understand this simple thing. Tandon also wants the government to come up with a rescue package for sick industries and revive employment opportunities for the workers as the way out of the prevailing crisis. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

NEW DELHIBHUBANESWAR Flooding at one of Coal Ind

first_imgNEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR: Flooding at one of Coal India Ltd’s largest open-pit mines will halt production there for at least a month, a senior company official said on Wednesday, in a setback for a country trying to reduce its dependence on coal imports. The flooding at the Dipka mine, which produces more than 30 million tonnes a year of thermal coal and accounts for some 5 per cent of Coal India’s overall output, could leave some power plants in eastern and central India scrambling for fuel. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe mine supplies coal to multiple utilities including NTPC Ltd’s Sipat plant in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh, where the mine is located, and state-run utilities in western Maharashtra state. Coal India declined to comment on the extent of the damage or the length of the likely production outage. An NTPC official said the company’s plant in Sipat, which had no stock of coal as of Sept. 30, according to government data, was trying to arrange alternate sources of coal, but the official declined to provide further details. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe outage also comes at an inopportune time as state-run Coal India is due to begin roadshows on Thursday to woo investors ahead of a planned stake sale in the company. “This is a huge loss for us, and is a big setback to our production goals,” said the Coal India official, who asked not to be named as he is not authorized to discuss the matter with media. The official said some expensive mining equipment may be damaged and had been submerged by the flooding that began on Monday, after embankments of a nearby river broke due to heavy rainfall. Output from Coal India, the world’s largest miner by output, has been falling this year as heavy rains have hampered production at many mines in India’s east. Monsoon rains in India were 10 per cent above average in 2019 – the highest in 25 years – and seasonal rains have continued longer than expected. The shortage of coal created by the flooding could force the energy hungry nation to boost coal imports this year, at a time when India has been looking to reduce coal shipments to cut its import bill, with coal featuring in the top five commodities imported by India by value. A video shot by a volunteer at rights group Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan showed black water gushing down a slope and into the open pit mine. Reuters could not independently authenticate the video. Coal India said on Tuesday its output for the six months to the end of September fell 6 per cent, with September production dropping 23.5 per cent to the lowest level in months. It wants to produce 660 million tonnes during the year ending March 2020, up 8.7 per cent from the 606.9 million tonnes it produced in 2018/19. Coal accounts for about 75 per cent of India’s power generation, and India wants to arrest rising imports. However, the government has failed so far to open the industry to competition, despite passing a liberalisation policy 19 months ago. India gets about two-third of its imported thermal coal – mainly used for power generation – from Indonesia, and also counts South Africa and the United States as key suppliers.last_img read more

Prime Minister Modi initiated an unprecedented dri

first_imgPrime Minister Modi initiated an unprecedented drive for cleanliness across the country on October 2, 2014, observing the birth anniversary of the Farther of the nation. This extensive nation-wide movement for cleanliness went symbolism to be associated with the Mahatma and to commemorate his values. October 2, 2019, was the awaited day of result of this flagship initiative. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aimed to clean up streets and infrastructure in cities, towns, and other rural and urban areas. A prime objective of the Mission was to make India open defecation free by October 2, 2019, commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by constructing 100 million toilets in rural India at a projected cost of Rs 1.96 lakh crore that is, US$28 billion. The objective to eliminate open defecation by means of constructing household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use is declared achieved by the PM on the said occasion. This accomplishment has therefore contributed to India reaching SDG 6 established by the UN in 2015. The PM specifically declared rural India to be free from the practice of open defecation and while doing so, PM Modi said that the feat of building 11 crore toilets for 60 crore people within 60 months has left the world in awe and shock. This announcement was made in the presence of over 20,000 village heads at an event to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Riverfront in Gujarat. The audience included individuals associated with Gandhian institutions, high court judges, Padma awardees, students, educationists, and village-level sanitation workers—the people expected to understand the problem of open defecation in its entirety. Being more specific, the PM said that 99 per cent of rural India has been open defecation free and that the villages built over 11 crore toilets in a short span of time. Acknowledging ground-level volunteers who made cleanliness and toilets a common man’s topic, he said that “This mission helped make the toilet, which was earlier a difficult topic, a common topic of discussion. From girls who demanded toilet before marriage to Bollywood, everyone contributed to the mission to make India open-defecation-free.” While the PM expressed in jubilance that “The whole world is appreciating and awarding us for providing toilets to over 60 crore people in 60 months by building over 11 crore toilets. The world is amazed by this,” observers, analysts, and experts argue otherwise. Also Read – A strong standpointMaking a claim that this achievement is in line with Mahatma Gandhi’s vision for India, the PM made a specific mention that “The Swachh Bharat Mission enabled women and developed their skills as masons and created over 75 lakh employment opportunities”. Coming forth thus is various aspects of this nation-wide undertaking, highlighting some very crucial elements pertaining to women, employment generation, and how functional the undertaking has been at a micro level. Adding that it was merely a step towards realising the dream of developed India, the PM addressed the Swachh Bharat Mission workers and officials saying that the government plans to implement several such projects to ensure sanitation and clean drinking water. Encouraging further community-based developments such as rainwater harvesting, water recharging and similar projects, he insisted would also help ensure water supply to bio-toilets. Reiterating that hygiene, environment and animal protection were three main concerns of Mahatma Gandhi, “plastic is harmful to all three,” the PM said. Gearing up to move towards achieving the next big goal, PM Modi declared that “By 2022, we have to make India free of single-use plastic. The campaign has caught speed in the last three weeks under Swachhta hi Seva campaign. Tonnes of single-use plastic garbage has been collected from across the nation. The use of plastic is coming down significantly, but it can’t be done without public contribution.” But before setting sight on the next target, there is a need to critically evaluate the claim to have achieved elimination of open defecation in the country. “In 60 months, 600 million people have been given access to toilets, more than 110 million toilets have been built. The whole world is amazed to hear this,” the PM told a crowd gathered in Ahmedabad city. Reports, however, reveal that the picture in the nooks and crannies of, none other than, the national capital are in stark contrast to the PM’s claim. Upon a closer look at ground realities, we still have for a population of more than 800 people, just one community toilet with 10 latrines. It is a common complaint that the toilets are often stinky and dirty. This is the primary reason a lot of people think it is better to defecate in open as stinky toilets may lead to diseases. As a matter of fact, a lot of residents are, in a manner, forced to defecate in the open as there are not enough community toilets to cater for a large number of people. Another major issue is that toilets remain closed at night. A very basic question follows: where will the people go at night? As the PM had said while launching the campaign in 2014, a clean India would certainly be the best tribute this country could pay to Gandhi but rushing to declare such a critical achievement has little scope of creating the desired impact on ground, and especially on the people who need change the most from such a movement. Sustainable goals like achieving 100 per cent door-to-door waste collection, building solid waste management plants in each town, and persuading Indians to adopt better sanitation practices are not the targets which can be achieved quantitatively and expressed by means of statistics alone. These targets are essentially deeply social in nature and so these must be approached from a social perspective before everything else. Women, employment, menstruating girls and school education, they all fall in the same purview.last_img read more

New Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on

first_imgNew Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday inaugurated a creche for employees who work at the Delhi Secretariat.”The government took the initiative keeping in mind that many government officials leave their home and send their kids to the private creches, which forces the parents to spend very less time with their kids,” the government said in a press statement issued on Thursday. It further said, “By this initiative, the officials can now keep the kids within their own office premises which will not only help them to bridge the gap of physical distance between parents and kids but also this will strengthen both parents and the children emotionally.” The creche, located on the second floor of the Secretariat building, has two feeding centres, two sleeping rooms comprising four beds, a playroom, two dressing rooms and a huge living area for the kids and their parents. “This step will ensure the working women in the government to spend quality time with their children which will create a favourable atmosphere for both,” Sisodia said during the inauguration.last_img read more

Food and spirits

first_imgNew Delhi: She may be more known for her passion for fashion, but food is as much of a forte for Bollywood producer Rhea Kapoor, who finds cooking “spiritual”. In a free-wheeling conversation, she shares how food helps get her closer to people. Excerpts: How big a foodie you are? Hundred per cent. Not only do I take pleasure in food, I also seek inspiration from it. I look forward to travelling because I want to try new cuisines. I fall in love with people when they cook great food or their taste matches mine. I feel it’s at the core of my world, which is sad, Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzeneggerbut also good. Food is on my mind all the time. Your favourite cuisine? My favourite cuisine keeps changing, but I love Indian food. I also love Thai, Italian, French cuisines. I can’t pick one cuisine. Do you cook? I love cooking. And I cook really well, but I have so many chef friends that I am scared to cook before them. Though I’ve cooked only a few times in the past year because of all the work, but I really look forward to weekends when I can cook and I do everything from scratch. It’s like spiritual thing for me. When you buy food, do you read the label? Whenever I buy food I try to ensure that the product is fresh and organic, and has less preservatives.last_img read more

Congress defeat in Haryana and Maharastra certain need to get rid of

first_imgNew Delhi: After sounding rebellious tone on Friday, former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Sunday took on senior party leaders and said he was certain that the party was going to lose in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections. Assembly elections in two states are slated to be held on October 21. The counting of votes will take place on October 24. Speaking to Zee Media on Sunday, Nirupam reiterated that he won’t campaign for the Congress in Maharashtra. Naming former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, Nirpuam said Congress cannot succeed without getting rid of these leaders. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework He added that there were some other leaders in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) who need to be removed if the Congress were to succeed in any election. In a show of support to former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar, Nirupam said he needed to be brought back to the party-fold for the benefit of the Congress. Former president of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee had on Friday led a scathing attack on the party brass saying that people who used to conspire against Rahul Gandhi are running the party today. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports He did not name anyone but said the same people sitting in the AICC were misleading the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. He claimed that the manner in which the selection of candidates has been done in Mumbai, the Congress will win in three to four seats while on the remaining seats it will lose its deposit. Nirupam threatened to quit the party if he wasn’t heard. “I don’t think I would want to leave the party but if the things within the party continue to be like this, then I don’t think I can be in the party for long. I will not take part in the election campaign,” he said.(With inputs from DNA)last_img read more

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