How to stop worrying and start living?

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Here are 2 simple and highly effective tips for you. I hope you employ them as I know these can help you out (through my own first-hand experience!)

1. Recognize Worry For What It Really Is

Worry is not an externally caused condition. It is simply a particular type of thought pattern – nothing more. We often believe we have no choice but to worry- we believe it’s our life circumstances ‘doing it to us’ but in truth it is simply a worrying thought doing it to us!

A ‘worry’ or ‘on edge’ thought happens when the brain ventures itself into the future and envisions something turning out badly. What is the feeling produced by these kinds of musings or mental films? Fear.

You may utilize more ‘socially satisfactory’ words like pressure, tension or worry yet at the center of all these is fear. In spite of the fact that these envisioned future occasions are not occurring in reality, you are as yet experiencing the occasions in your brain and your body responds in like manner, going into an inconspicuous (or not all that unobtrusive) condition of ‘fight or flight’

Learn to recognize worry and anxiety for what they are. Just thought patterns. Thought patterns that you don’t need to believe or buy into. By seeing worry for what it is it loses its power to ‘take you over’.

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2. A Way of Dealing With Worry: Label and Let Go

At whatever point you end up worrying about something, note to yourself that no doubt about it.”

By doing this you become present as the observer of your musings as opposed to being totally taken over by them. You presently have the ability to decide to release it.

After you name it, at that point turn your concentration to your breathing, or essentially carry your consideration into the current second and what you’re doing.

Every time you catch yourself worrying—no matter how often—you apply the technique again.

You’ll find that this will gradually break the habit of your habit of worrying.

What happens after death, Ever imagined? Read now to know

After death, the cells are exhausted of their vitality source and the protein fibers become secured. This makes the muscles become inflexible and locks the joints. During these beginning times, the cadaveric biological system comprises generally of the microbes that live in and on the living human body.

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The great beyond (likewise alluded to as eternal life) is the conviction that the fundamental piece of a person’s character or the continuous flow proceeds after the death of the physical body. As indicated by different thoughts regarding the great beyond, the basic part of the person that lives on after death might be some incomplete component, or the whole soul or soul, of a person, which conveys with it and may give an individual personality or, on the opposite nirvana. Faith in an existence in the wake of death is as opposed to the confidence in insensibility in the afterlife.

In certain perspectives, this proceeded with presence regularly happens in an otherworldly domain, and in other mainstream sees, the individual might be renewed into this world and start the existence cycle over once more, likely with no memory of what they have done before. In this last view, such resurrections and deaths may happen again and again ceaselessly until the individual increases section to a profound domain or otherworld. Major perspectives on the afterlife get from religion, obscurity and mysticism.

Heaven and Hell

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Heaven is regularly depicted as a “higher spot”, the holiest spot, a heaven, as opposed to hellfire or the black market or the “low places”, and all around or restrictively available by natural creatures as indicated by different norms of eternality, goodness, devotion, confidence or different ethics or right convictions or essentially the desire of God. Some trust in the chance of a heaven on Earth in a world to come.

Hell, in numerous strict and folkloric customs, is a position of torment and discipline in the afterlife. Religions with a straight awesome history frequently portray hell as an interminable goal, while religions with a cyclic history regularly delineate a hell as a mediator period between manifestations. Commonly, these conventions find hell in another measurement or under the world’s surface and regularly incorporate doors to hell from the place that is known for the living. Other afterlife goals incorporate limbo and limbo.

Conventions that don’t imagine the afterlife as a position of discipline or prize just depict hell as a habitation of the dead, the grave, an impartial spot (for instance, shoel or Hades) situated under the outside of earth.

Coronavirus Outbreak: TTFI writes to players on organising training camps after latest lockdown relaxations, paddlers reckon ‘it’s too soon’

New Delhi: The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) on Monday sought written consent from its top 16 players to join a training camp after the government allowed sports complexes to open but wary paddlers said they would prefer to wait a while.

Most players, including India’s leading players Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, said they were not comfortable travelling anytime soon amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TT camps are held at NIS Patiala, Sonepat and Kolkata.

 Coronavirus Outbreak: TTFI writes to players on organising training camps after latest lockdown relaxations, paddlers reckon its too soon

Achanta Sharath Kamal is among the leading paddlers who turned down TTFI’s proposal of organising training camps. AFP

“We were asked to join camp at the end of the month but I feel it is too early for that. Cases continue to rise and travel restrictions are in place. Training can wait until situation improves significantly,” world number 31 Sharath, who is based in Chennai, told PTI.

“Anyway, all ITTF (international body) activities are suspended till end of June. There is no event planned in the near future. It would be nice for the whole team to be together again but not anytime soon.”

The players have been confined to their homes ever since the lockdown was enforced almost two months ago. The government on Sunday extended the lockdown till 31 May with more relaxations.

Like Sharath, world number 32 Sathiyan is based in Chennai and said he would rather train in his hometown given the current situation.

“It is not safe to travel in the given situation. I would prefer to train in Chennai at Raman TTHPC along with my coach (S Raman) and a few sparring partners post the lockdown.

“Also, I have a great setup here with the necessary fitness training regime under Ramji Srinivasan (former Indian cricket team trainer). Hope I will get the necessary permission from the authorities,” said Sathiyan.

TTFI secretary general MP Singh wrote to the players on Monday morning, seeking their availability for the training camp following government’s announcement.

“We have written to the players (eight men and eight women) to check their availability for the training camp as early as next week. If they are ready to resume training, we can organise something by next week or end of the month,” Singh told PTI.

However, with travel restrictions in place, it remains to be seen how willing players assemble at one place.

While Sharath and Sathiyan are in Chennai, star women paddler Manika Batra is in Pune.

“Since, the government announced the opening of stadiums and complexes, it must have thought about how it would reopen sporting activity in the country. It can only answer on how it plans to assemble the players at one place. Either of the three centres — NIS Patiala, Sonepat and Kolkata — will be fine with us,” said Singh.

The federation has also written to coaches Soumyadeep Roy and Arup Basak on their availability for the camp.

Arjuna Award nomination

Singh also informed that TTFI will be nominating Sanil Shetty, Madhurika Patkar and Sutirtha Mukherjee for the Arjuna Award.

“They are our best bets for the award this year. They will soon be sending their application. Since there is still time for application deadline (3 June), more players can also send their applications,” Singh added.

Updated Date: May 18, 2020 17:13:16 IST

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Youtube VS Tiktok the viral roast by Carry Minati Original Video

The guy being viral on social media recently, called Carry Minati… is on our blog today let’s dig deeper and know who is Carry Minati and where does he come from?

Ajey Nagar, better known as Carry Minati, is an Indian YouTuber and streamer from Faridabad, India. He is known for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics on his channel CarryMinati.

Life of Ajey Nagar

Nagar was born on 12 June 1999 in Faridabad, a city near India’s national capital New Delhi, where he is based. He attended school till 2016, when he dropped out to pursue his YouTube career; he decided to skip his Class-XIIBoard examination after feeling unconfident about the economics examination, and later completed it through long-distance learning.

Popularly referred to as ‘CarryMinati’, or just ‘Carry’, Ajey Nagar is known for his distinctive and energetic Hindi-language commentary. He is mainly involved in creating diss songs, satirical parodies and comedy, apart from live gaming.

Nagar started posting videos on YouTube since he was 10 years old. Initially, he posted videos where he performed mimicry of Sunny Deol and played video gamesCarryMinati is his original YouTube channel, which has been active since 2014. In 2014, the channel’s name was AddictedA1 and Nagar used to upload recorded video game footage along with his reactions on the game. The channel was not very successful. In 2015, the Channel’s name became CarryDeol, on which Nagar uploaded footage of playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive while mimicking Sunny Deol. Subsequently, he changed the name of the channel to CarryMinati when he started ‘roasting people’. In early 2017, Nagar started another YouTube channel called CarryIsLive, where he live-streams himself playing video games.

Nagar is assisted by Deepak Char, who is his business manager. Along with his team, Nagar uses a part of his Faridabad house as a studio for producing content. As of May 2020, Nagar has earned the Silver, Gold and The Diamond YouTube play buttons.

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Best Web Series to Watch during this lockdown; action, thriller, horror and drama

1. The Walking Dead

A group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes travel in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse spreads across the USA. The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore – who was the artist on the first 6 issues and cover artist for the first 24 – with art on the remainder of the series by Charlie Adlard.

2. The Vampire Diaries

On her first day at high school, Elena meets Stefan and immediately feels a connection with him. However, what she doesn’t know is that Stefan and his brother, Damon, are in fact vampires. The Vampire Diaries is an American supernaturalteen drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009, and concluded on March 10, 2017, airing 171 episodes over eight seasons.

3. Vikings

Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Norse hero, is a mere farmer who rises up to become a fearless warrior and commander of the Viking tribes with the support of his equally ferocious family. Vikings were Norse people primarily from southern Scandinavia (in present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden), who from the late 8th to late 11th centuries, raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of Europe, and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland.

4. Stranger Things

This thrilling Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.

5. The Witcher

The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts. The Witcher is a Polish-American fantasy drama series produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. It is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

Blow the Man Down movie review: Bridgette Savage Cole, Danielle Trudy establish themselves as major new talents

Language: English

Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Trudy’s Blow the Man Down begins with a spirited rendition of the seaman’s chant of the same name (some of you may have heard Woody Guthrie’s version of it) — we see a group of seasoned greybeards belting it out even as we look around Easter Cove, Maine; the tiny port town where our story is set.

 Blow the Man Down movie review: Bridgette Savage Cole, Danielle Trudy establish themselves as major new talents

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Now, one might question exactly how singing a song about a gale knocking you down at sea is supposed to be good luck for sailors — it is actually in the same vein as theatre actors saying ‘break a leg’ to each other before going onstage. It is quiet courage with just the right amount of fatalism; like the Faceless Men saying ‘Valar morghulis’ (all men must die) on Game of Thrones. It sets the tone for Blow the Man Down, a delectable small-town noir that starts off as Fargo Lite before establishing its unique voice, and delivering a stunning finale marked by poetic justice.

Mary Beth Connolly (Morgan Saylor) and her older sister Priscilla have an argument at their mother’s funeral (Priscilla withheld the extent of their financial troubles from Mary Beth), following which Mary storms off, and ends up hitching a ride with a stranger named Gorski (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). Mary notices blood in the trunk of his car, and before you know it, things escalate — fearing for her life, Mary grabs a harpoon off the nearby docks, and impales her attacker. This triggers a sequence of events that will test the sister’s relationship, as well as the complex network of loyalties and motivations among the residents of the town, and its keepers; three proverbial little old ladies, Susie Gallagher (June Squibb), Gail Maguire (Annette O’Toole), and Doreen Burke (Marceline Hugot). 

Todd Banhazi’s cinematography deserves a lot of credit for the effectiveness of Blow the Man Down. Right from the first shot, where a man chases a woman in the snow in the distance, the camerawork is sharp, decisive, and underlines the ‘low-key noir’ sensibilities of the film beautifully. A school of fishes in a net, being transferred into a barrel, the murder-via-harpoon, the sister’s awkward attempts to get rid of Gorski’s body — these are all very different kinds of scenes involving different challenges as a cinematographer, and Banhazi aces every last one of them.      

Squibb, who you might remember as Kate Grant from Nebraska (or indeed, Sheldon Cooper’s impossibly cherubic grandmother ‘Meemaw’ from The Big Bang Theory) does a brilliant job too. She is perfectly cast as the mild-mannered matriarch with a secret. Everything about her is low-key and yet, Squibb manages to imbue her scenes with an inscrutable charisma. Saylor and Lowe are also competent as the Connolly sisters.  

The most memorable performance, however, belongs to Margo Martindale (most recently seen reprising her role as a fictionalised version of herself on the concluding season of BoJack Horseman). She plays Enid, the quietly menacing owner of the local brothel, named Oceanview. This establishment seems to have everybody’s blessings, including the local police, but everything is not what it seems, of course.

Martindale’s ability to infuse even innocuous statements with a simmering, righteous disdain is remarkable. Even the subtle way she uses her cane makes it feel like more of a superhero/supervillain’s accessory than a crutch. Without her, Blow the Man Down would have been remembered as a fun, eccentric cousin to Fargo et al. With her, it will be rightly remembered as a classic of the genre. 

In the recent past, many filmmakers have created characters like Enid, with uneven results — the idea is to have a visibly ‘strong woman’ heading a traditionally patriarchal institution (a recent, if somewhat misguided example from Bollywood is the Mardaani cop film franchise, starring Rani Mukerji). These characters can go two ways — they either subvert the familiar male hegemonic pattern that comes with their office, or they end up becoming the kind of hegemonic power they started off fighting. And Enid actually occupies both of these roles, and everything in between; it takes some serious acting on Martindale’s part to convey all of this in what is, at the end of the day, a supporting act in an already compact film (at just under 90 minutes). The second of her two scenes with Susie and Co is a miniature masterpiece by itself. 

At the end of the movie, we see the sailor’s songs again, this time being hummed by Susie and her fellow matriarchs. It is a subtle show of strength by the women who run Easter Cove, as if to say, “Don’t worry, we’ve got this.” It is an immensely warm, likeable moment, one that will stay with you for a long time.

Blow the Man Down establishes Bridgette Savage Cole and Danielle Trudy as major new talents, miners of the macabre, and it will be fascinating to see what they do next.

Blow the Man Down is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: ****

Updated Date: May 16, 2020 14:29:17 IST

Youtube VS Tiktok the viral roast by Carry Minati

Who is Carry Minati???

The guy being viral on social media recently, called Carry Minati… is on our blog today let’s dig deeper and know who is Carry Minati and where does he come from?

Ajey Nagar, better known as Carry Minati, is an Indian YouTuber and streamer from Faridabad, India. He is known for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics on his channel CarryMinati.

Life of Ajey Nagar

Nagar was born on 12 June 1999 in Faridabad, a city near India’s national capital New Delhi, where he is based. He attended school till 2016, when he dropped out to pursue his YouTube career; he decided to skip his Class-XIIBoard examination after feeling unconfident about the economics examination, and later completed it through long-distance learning.

Popularly referred to as ‘CarryMinati’, or just ‘Carry’, Ajey Nagar is known for his distinctive and energetic Hindi-language commentary. He is mainly involved in creating diss songs, satirical parodies and comedy, apart from live gaming.

Nagar started posting videos on YouTube since he was 10 years old. Initially, he posted videos where he performed mimicry of Sunny Deol and played video gamesCarryMinati is his original YouTube channel, which has been active since 2014. In 2014, the channel’s name was AddictedA1 and Nagar used to upload recorded video game footage along with his reactions on the game. The channel was not very successful. In 2015, the Channel’s name became CarryDeol, on which Nagar uploaded footage of playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive while mimicking Sunny Deol. Subsequently, he changed the name of the channel to CarryMinati when he started ‘roasting people’. In early 2017, Nagar started another YouTube channel called CarryIsLive, where he live-streams himself playing video games.

Nagar is assisted by Deepak Char, who is his business manager. Along with his team, Nagar uses a part of his Faridabad house as a studio for producing content. As of May 2020, Nagar has earned the Silver, Gold and The Diamond YouTube play buttons.

ICC shares childhood pictures of cricketers, ask fans to identify them on occasion of International Day of Families

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shared a collage of nine photographs of cricketers from their childhood and asked sports lovers to identify them. The tweet has been posted commemorating the International Day of Families 2020.

“On the occasion of #InternationalFamilyDay, we bring you a fun game! Can you guess these nine cricketers from their childhood photos?” ICC wrote.

If the ICC was looking for active participation from the fans, it certainly hit the bull’s eye. Within a few hours of the post being shared on Twitter, it was flooded with comments. So far, around 1,500 people have liked the post already.

Several people participated in the guessing game and wrote their answers in the comment section. Most of them wrote that the first picture is David Warner while the second one is that of Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Others in the collage were identified as Joe Root, Yuvraj Singh, Denny White, Hardik Panya, Krunal Pandya, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shane Warne and Michael Clarke.

International Day of Families is celebrated every year on 15 May. The day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1993 aims at promoting awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.

The theme for International Day of Families 2020 is Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25.

Updated Date: May 15, 2020 17:46:05 IST

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Coronavirus Outbreak: BWF unlikely to introduce synthetic shuttles next year due to COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is unlikely to go ahead with its plans of introducing synthetic shuttlecocks next year in international tournaments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In January this year, the world body had approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at sanctioned international tournaments of all levels from 2021.

 Coronavirus Outbreak: BWF unlikely to introduce synthetic shuttles next year due to COVID-19 pandemic

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The shuttlecocks currently in use are usually made of goose or duck feathers.

However, Vikram Dhar, country head Yonex Sunrise (India), feels the introduction is set to be delayed by another year due to the coronavirus outbreak which has forced a suspension of all badminton tournaments, hitting the industry hard.

“That will take time, it might take a year more,” Dhar told PTI when asked if he sees the synthetic shuttle being introduced in 2021.

The first synthetic shuttlecock, which is made of plastic instead of actual feathers, approved by BWF was developed with the technological cooperation of Yonex. The company also handled the testing of various prototypes during the development phase of the project.

Talking about the challenges ahead, he said: “There will not be many events or activities in next few months. Many academies and camps are not functioning properly now. So, the overall industry will take a hit. It is a wait and watch situation for everyone.

“We have to see how the market will behave, how competitive sports resume again.”

India’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand also feels it won’t be feasible to introduce the synthetic shuttle next year but he supports the new technology.

“I think maybe for the next Olympics I don’t know how feasible it would be to introduce it since we hardly have any time but I think we have to get synthetic shuttles in the long term,” Gopichand said.

“I know it is a problem at the moment but we need to go away from natural feather because we had in the past experienced H1N1. It will help the game overall, whenever it happens.”

The idea of moving away from traditional feather shuttlecocks has also led to some concerns among players and coaches, who are raising questions on the quality of the synthetic shuttles.

Gopichand said: “It will be a problem for players to adjust initially. It will change the game in some way which we are not sure of, whether it is an advantage or disadvantage for our country, we don’t know.

“But with all the problems also, I am for synthetic shuttles because natural feather is not a long term solution especially with the pricing, kind of regulations, so at some point of time, we have to accept it.

“It is basically a technology so one or two years down the line, it will behave better and we will produce better shuttles.”

World Championships bronze-medallist B Sai Praneeth believes it will give an advantage to attacking players.

“I don’t think they will introduce it next year now with the Olympics being postponed due to the coronavirus. They might start it from 2022,” he said.

“The quality of the sport will go down. You can’t control it, you can’t play a lot of strokes with the synthetic shuttle. It will give an advantage to attacking players. It will be tough to control. It will take a lot of practice to get used to it.”

India’s men’s doubles player Chirag Shetty feels synthetic shuttle is inevitable but it should be introduced gradually in the international circuit.

“The process needs to be gradual so that players get used to it. If it is suddenly introduced in bigger events then it will affect the game.

“It can help attacking players because it might be difficult to control. Attacking players will rush to the net and wait for the lift to score points.”

Updated Date: May 15, 2020 16:30:05 IST

Hockey veteran Ashok Diwan returns to India after being stranded in the United States due to COVID-19 pandemic

India’s World Cup-winning hockey goalkeeper Ashok Diwan, who was stuck in the United States due to the travel ban imposed for containing the spread of coronavirus pandemic, returned to the country on Friday.

 Hockey veteran Ashok Diwan returns to India after being stranded in the United States due to COVID-19 pandemic

File image of Kiren Rijiju (L) and Ashok Diwan. Twitter@KirenRijiju

His deteriorating health adding to the trauma, the 65-year-old Diwan had made a distress call to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra last month, requesting him to take his plea to the higher authorities.

The Sports Ministry had forwarded his request to the Ministry of External Affairs.

“I returned to Delhi this morning and right now I am undergoing the 14-day mandatory quarantine period at a hotel in Dwarka. Healthwise I had a few tough days and it feels great to return to my own country,” Diwan told PTI.

The spike in COVID-19 pandemic cases across the globe has forced the countries to enforce lockdown in their territories.

“During this time of distress, senior players, colleagues, hockey lovers and friends kept me motivated. I am now doing okay health-wise and improving,” Diwan said.

The 1975 World Cup-winning former player thanked Batra, Spots Minister Kiren Rijiju and the Indian mission in the US for their help and co-operation during the difficult times.

“I am indebted to Mr Batra, Hon’ble Sports Minister, the External Affairs Minister Indian Ambassador in US Taranjit Sandhu and Indian embassy officials and the media for all the help and support,” Diwan said.

“The love and support I got from my countrymen kept me going in the foreign land.”

Diwan, a member of the 1976 Olympic team, travelled to Sacramento in December 12 last year to spend time with his son, who works there.

He was scheduled to head back to India on April 20 but could not due to the travel restrictions.

Updated Date: May 15, 2020 16:15:29 IST

Boxer Amit Panghal requests Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to revamp selection criteria for National Sports Awards

Repeatedly denied the Arjuna award for an “inadvertent” dope offence back in 2012, Asian Games gold-winning boxer Amit Panghal on Friday requested Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to revamp the selection criteria for the national sports awards, calling the current process “discriminatory”.

 Boxer Amit Panghal requests Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to revamp selection criteria for National Sports Awards

File image of Amit Panghal. Image: @BFI_official

In a letter to the Minister, Panghal, who became India’s first male boxer to win a world championship silver last year, said that athletes should not have to plead their case for an award by nominating themselves.

“The current process is that a sportsperson has to send application and then sports committee selects on the basis of these applications. Award selection is also based on the discriminative decision of sports committee members who hold no accountability,” he said in the letter.

Panghal has been nominated twice for the Arjuna award but has not been considered because of the past dope violation, which took place when he underwent treatment for chickenpox in 2012.

The process to pick this year’s national sports awardees has already started and the last date of filing nomination has been set at 3 June.

“Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India (SAI) has all the data, they know who is deserving and who is not,” Panghal told PTI while speaking about his reasons for writing the letter.

“If not this year, then maybe next year, change has to come at some point,” he added.

After nominations, a panel selected by the sports ministry finalises the winners based on a points system in which the Olympic and world championship medals get maximum weightage.

“The Army is pushing my case this year and I hope the dope violation won’t come into the picture because that was an inadvertent intake at the youth level. I have been performing consistently, I do deserve to be considered,” said the subedar in the Indian Army.

Self-nomination or nomination by the national federations, sports boards and past awardees are the first step in the process.

“This process is not transparent and there are many examples where a deserving sportsperson has to go to courts to claim awards. This is very uncomfortable for sportspersons as well as for sports administration,” he said.

The 24-year-old Commonwealth Games silver-medallist is by far the most successful in Indian boxing right now but is unlikely to be considered even this year as the criteria does not allow for dope-tainted nominations.

“Most of the prestigious awards in the world have been given without asking for nominations as in true spirit, an award is a recognition of achievement of sportspersons.

“This (the current process) resembles an old system from the British era when achievers have to apply for an award. By making this award nomination-free, you will be making a solid change in sports system of India,” he said addressing Rijiju.

“It is a humble request to consider this change and I will be highly indebted to you,” he added.

Updated Date: May 15, 2020 15:46:15 IST

TEDx Chandigarh 2020 – The Future. Reimagined.

18+ accomplished international speakers who are experts in their fields, sharing their abundance of knowledge, enriching experiences, their many failures and sojourns to success… 

All under one roof at TEDxChandigarh. 

The third edition of TEDxChandigarh is bringing together leading innovators, robotics and drone experts, environmentalists, technology wizards, change-makers, healthcare experts, iconic film and theatre artists, visionaries, philanthropists, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, creative minds and so on to enable you to experience the future and fuel you to pursue your dreams and vision. Nowhere else will you find such a perfect blend and an assortment of international speakers sharing one stage. 

You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!!! 

TEDxChandigarh 

TEDx has always believed in the concept of “ideas worth spreading”. This organization is committed to making people realize how beautiful the world is and how relentlessly people are working to make it a touch more happening.

The TEDxChandigarh Conference is scheduled for the 12th of January 2020, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. 

What’s on offer in TEDxChandigarh?

Here are some serious takeaways from the conference. 

One will come across some brilliant ideas from some stalwart personalities. Speakers will share ‘ideas worth spreading’ with you that will invigorate the fire of change within you. You will get to hear from a wide genre of speakers from different walks of life and from a wide range of domains/industries. 

We will present before you, the likes of Daniel Fitzgerald, a Roboticist; Jassa Ahluwalia an actor; Kalpana Rao the new-age actress, Mina Soltangheis a chief innovator from Canada; Sarvjeet Singh Bedi who will give you goosebumps with his tale of being accused of being a molester; learn how to be a self-made man from Sanjyot Keer, a celebrity chef; R.N. Prasher, a former IAS who will be our senior-most speaker; Sukhmeet Singh who will share his innovative ideas on reducing pollution, among others. That’s not all, we have 11-year-old environmentalist Ridhima Pandey who will convince you that talent has no age and no limits. You guys remember the Punjabi elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. Singh setting the dance floor on fire with their graceful dance video that went viral a couple of months back, they too are a part of our highly decorated speakers list. 

Those attending the event are sure to take back with them a mountain of motivation and exposure, varied perspectives and most importantly, ideas. Ideas are bulletproof and hold the power to change the world! 

You still here? The registrations for TEDxChandigarh are open, we have limited seats up for grabs. Don’t waste any more time. Go find yourself a ticket for the event, now! Seriously! 

Buy your tickets here – tedxchandigarh.com/tickets.html

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Flyover at Chandigarh’s Tribune Chowk to Soon Become a Reality | Know Details

Chandigarh will get its first flyover soon. This new creation will come up at Tribune Chowk to ease the traffic congestion on the Zirakpur – Chandigarh stretch. It will not just help commuters but will also beautify the city of Chandigarh.

The inauguration of Tribune Flyover was done on 3rd March 2019, two years after it was announced by the Minister for Road Transport and Highways – Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari. Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Mr. VP Singh Badnore was present at the inauguration and laid the foundation stone of the project. 

Since then the administration has been planning vigorously to start the project as soon as possible. 

On the 7th of November, financial bids for the construction of Tribune Flyover were opened. 

Amongst the four bidders, the lowest bid received was by Mr. Dineshchandra Aggarwal, Infracon Pvt Ltd with 134 crores against the reserved amount.

Length of the Flyover

Before reducing the length to 1.2 km in January this year, the flyover was supposed to be 7 km long and the total cost is projected to be 158 crores. The six-lane flyover will begin at the GMCH roundabout and cover Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg. The officials stated that it may take a couple of more days to finalize the procedure and the allotment of the project to the lowest bidder. Until then the shifting of underground services is being taken into notice.  

The sources said that the Administration is planning to construct an underpass along Purv Marg and a rotary at Tribune Chowk with slip roads on the side. To make way for the underpass, the Engineering Department had to shift a 120inch storm drainage pipeline beneath the Tribune roundabout and are also planning to shift the sewer lines. 

The shifting of underground services will cost around 21 crores which might begin in the coming week. After the shifting of underground services and the removal of trees on the construction site, the administration will commence the deadline, which may be around 15 months. 

All necessary measures shall be taken when the construction of the project starts claimed an officer of the Engineering Department. The site will be covered with plastic or iron sheet to make sure pollution stays minimal around the construction area.

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Chandigarh Class XI Admission: Education Dept Announce Provisional Merit List on Official Website

Chandigarh (UT) Education Department has released the first provisional merit list for Class XI admission 2019. Recently, the education department announced the first provisional common admission merit list for the Class XI on the official website. Now the candidates willing to get admission in Class XI in the Government school can appear following the merit list.

This year a total of 15,931 students applied for Government School Class XI admission. UT Education Department has uploaded the list of the students, who can apply for the admission process now. Check out further details regarding Class XI admission 2019 in Chandigarh below.

Education Department Releases Class XI Admission Provisional Merit List

UT Education Department has released a common merit list of all the eligible candidates for Class XI admission. ED has selected the students in between 32.99 to 100 percentile and even the number comprises of compartments as well. The list is prepared before the tie-break and it consists of the candidate’s name of all stream. Whereas, when it comes to the tie points, it will be settled at the time of seat allotment only. Even the streamwise preference list has also uploaded on the official website.

Candidates can check the list on the official website of the education department for Class XI admission 2019. It is advised to the students that one must go double check the details mentioned on the list. Students can even calculate the merit according to the prospectus.

Here are more details of Chandigarh Class XI Admission 2019

UT Education Department received a total of 18000+ applications for Class XI admission 2019. Out of these 18000+ candidates, only 15931 completed the process. There are almost 11,065 seats in 40 different Government schools for Class 11 students. Out of these 15931 students, 3157, 2243 and 9124 are eligible for science, commerce and humanities stream respectively. Further, the rest of 1407 students are in consideration of the different vocational courses.

Before completion of the first round of counselling, no change in school and stream preference will be entertained. According to the admission schedule, allotment of school and the stream list of the students will be out on 25 June by 11 am. Candidates must keep a regular tap on the official website for further updates regarding Chandigarh Class XI admission 2019.

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Going Abroad is Easy | Attend World Education Fair @ The Piccadily Chandigarh on 18th May

If you are young and have ever dreamed of going abroad, then this is your chance. A World Education Fair is being organized in Chandigarh by one of the most renowned student visa consultants in an association with international universities and colleges.

The World Education Fair organized by Abroad Education Consultants (India’s Leading Overseas Education Consultants) assists students looking to enrol for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs to meet with internationally renowned University Representatives who have  expertise in major countries including UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe,  Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia and many more.

Delegates from Top Universities will be available, for admissions, On-Spot Offers, one-on-one interaction and will offer scholarships and application fee waivers.

Event Details

Date: 18th May, 2019.

Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Hotel Piccadilly, Sector 22-B, Chandigarh

Get Expert Guidance on

  • Selecting the right course and university
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Fee waivers and Application submission
  • Offer acceptance and tuition fee payment

AEC has helped over 35,000 students to move to several renowned education institutions in the World to accomplish their dream to study abroad and secure their future by acquiring an International degree.

Book your seats now for FREE Entry! Bring your documents for free On-Spot Assessment. Students awaiting their HSC mark sheets can bring their E-result.

For any inquiry, you may call 8575285752 or visit Abroad Education Consultants at SCO 54-55, Second Floor, Sector 34-A.

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Morni Hills area to be set up as Largest Herbal Forest of the World

Morni Hills in District Panchkula of Haryana which is considered as a tourist spot near Chandigarh will soon be set up as world’s largest herbal forest. This was stated by Baba Ramdev, who has recently been announced as the brand ambassador of Haryana state by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

According to Baba Ramdev who heads the Pitanjali Group, Morni Hills area is very rich in herbal and medicinal plants. He said that he has a team of botanists and researchers who have confirmed this. Baba Ramdev further said that he plans to make Morni Hills as the world’s largest herbal forest by planting special herbs and shrubs. All these plants will be grown and taken care of by his experienced team.

The Plan to develop Morni Hills:

According to the plan, this herbal forest would be set up at Morni near Chandigarh in the coming 2 to 3 years. It would not just be a delight for scientists and researchers from around the globe but will also help grow tourism in the state. A herbal forest will bring Haryana on the world map. With the development of herbal forest, more tourist spots can be expected in the region which currently has just one resort at Tikkar Tal Lake.

Baba Ramdev further added that around 300 varieties of medicinal plants have already been identified in the Morni Hills region and this area has the right temperature to support more herbs. The forest will come up at 52,000 acres of land.

Other things which would come up at Morni Hills:

  • Nurseries and green houses.
  • Chetna Kendras to provide information to tourists.
  • New bridges and check dams.

So next time when you go to Morni Hills, you might see boards of “World Herbal Forest” on the way.

As of now, the United Kingdom has the largest herbal forest in the world. The forest named as “Kew Botanical Garden” attracts people in large numbers. Haryana Chief Minister is also by Baba Ramdev’s side and will provide all support needed to develop Morni Hills area as world’s largest herbal forest.

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