” But Raonic said McEnroe’s influence would still be evident in his play over the next two weeks.
(Source: USA TODAY Sports) Top News John McEnroe may not be on hand to offer advice this fortnight but Milos Raonic believes he is ready to go one better than Wimbledon and claim his first grand slam title. After the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold, “Literally, the player dubbed "The Jewel" has scored 56 goals in 112 games. dug deep to win the gold.I love you? Nowyou thoughtnow theyre going to seal it with you-know-what and well get what weve waited a long time for: the television kiss Alasthey didnt oblige us and the moment passed Rakhi ka Swayamvar (NDTV Imagine) ended with platitudespledges and pandit of ceremonies Ram Kapur assuring us that when the couple got marriedwed be there Ahathats the catch: while Rakhi has met her matchthey want to get to know each other beforeyou knowmarrying Will theywont they… What stood out in the showother than the tall Eleshis this new Rakhi demure and ceaselessly mouthing homespun philosophy right out of Ramayana on family valuestraditionsthe duties of a bahu etc This wasnt the Rakhi we knew Although she was dressed the part of Rakhi Sitem girlthe Rakhi of Swayamvar was the girl next door Which was for real Was the show for keeps Maybe thats for Elesh to find out Meanwhilethe first sensible contestant took her money and ran from the truth on Sach Ka Samna and on Dadagirithe hunterwali anchor cracked her whipplunged her chin into her well-displayed bosom and spat abuse at the contestant whose mouth was plunged inside a septic tank (or the equivalent): this foolbl… What a dumb a…you are Before he could return the complimentshe was tossed out of the tankand showraging like a bull Plenty raging inside Pooja whose husband shoved her face into the floor becausewellhe likes to Poor Pooja is a good Indian naari so she suffers in silence (Ladies SpecialSony) In Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo (Zee)a young girl is sold as a daasi to a wealthy landowning family which treats her like a communicable disease and she sits mute as stone as they heap indignities upon In Balika Vadhuchild bride Anandis mother in law swallows her protests at the injustice perpetrated in her family so frequently she must have more bile than can be good for her In Pavitra Rishta (Zee)uneducated Archana is eating her words all the time because her rampaging mother cant stop talking Last weekshe spent an entire 23-minute episode in outraged silence Antacid anyone Perhaps a reason reality shows like Sach Ka Samna or Dadagiri are finding a responsive audience is because serials such as Ladies SpecialAgle JanamBalika and Pavitra are suffocating us with their repressed emotionssuppressed responses In the current crop of social serials on the sorry state of the girl childnone of the good may raise their voices against the bad without monstrous punishment so they never speak up or out They surrendersubmitsuffer and suffer Theyre waiting to exhale and so are we Sach ka Samna and other reality TV leaves little unsaid On shows like Iss Jungle Se Mujhe BachaoDadagiri or earlier Bigg Bosspeople cant stop telling each other or us what they really think and feel in parliamentary and unparliamentary language peppered with four letter words They do as they wishletting it all (hang) out Whats moretheyre doing itif not with a smile on their facesat least without all the tears in India So when the man on Sach agreedlast weekthat he shirked his responsibilities by feigning illnesshe did so with a sheepish grin Hes behaving like a human being not the human sacrifice we see in serials [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: December 15 2016 7:53 pm Tiger Woods has signed a multi-year agreement for exclusive use of its golf ball (Source: Reuters) Top News It has been all change on the equipment front for Tiger Woods on his return to competition after an absence of almost 16 months and on Thursday Bridgestone Golf announced that he has signed a multi-year agreement for exclusive use of its golf ball The former world number one had previously played with Nike golf balls dating back to 2000 but he was forced to look elsewhere when the world’s largest footwear maker decided to exit the golf club and ball business in August Following the departure of Nike Woods switched to a TaylorMade driver and fairway metals reverted to his Scotty Cameron putter and he selected the Bridgestone Tour B330-S ball after testing it in competition at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month “Finding the right golf ball is extremely important” Woods 40 said in a statement as his deal with Bridgestone Golf was formally announced “It’s an essential part of my equipment and the Bridgestone B330-S ball is hands-down the best for my game “Controlling launch and trajectory is critical and with this ball I feel I have total control to hit all shots accurately I’m not just here to play — I’m here to win” Woods who continues to work with swing coach Chris Como produced mixed form to finish 15th in an elite field of 17 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas but he was encouraged after posting a tournament-high 24 birdies during the week “As of right now I’m longer than I’ve ever been” he said of his performance off the tees with the Bridgestone golf ball “I’m about six yards longer “Being able to hit one even half a club (less) into the green is a huge advantage I was shocked at how stable the ball is The accuracy and aerodynamics are incredible” Woods who made his competitive return in the Bahamas after being sidelined since August 2015 by chronic back problems plans to play a full schedule on the PGA Tour next year A 79-times champion on the US circuit he has not won a tournament anywhere since 2013 and his title drought in the major championships dates back to 2008 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 25 2016 3:45 pm Sanjay Dutt upon his release from Yerwada jail told reporters at Pune airport: “There is no easy walk to freedom my friends” Related News Sanjay Dutt was released from Pune’s Yerwada Jail on Thursday (February 25) morning after completing his prison term following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case From May 2013 56-year-old Sanjay Dutt had been in jail – as prisoner number 16656 – to complete 42 months out of a total of five years of imprisonment that was awarded to him by a special court and subsequently confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2013 In 2007-08 Dutt had served 18 months in jail Watch Video:Sanjay Dutt reaches home to a rousing welcome On his release Sanjay Dutt told reporters at Pune airport that it was ‘not an easy walk to freedom’ (Sanjay Dutt’s first pics outside Yerwada jail: Touches the ground salutes the guards “There is no easy walk to freedom my friends” according to news agency ANI He further thanked his fans for their love and support Sanjay Dutt’s dramatic exit from Yerwada jail- salutes guards “Unke (fans) support ki wajah se mai yahan hoon” added Sanjay Dutt Sanjay Dutt released from Yerawada jail will leaves for Mumbai on a chartered flight Watch Video: Sanjay Dutt offered prayers at Siddhivinayak “For news updates Follow us on Facebook Twitter“ Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: August 24 2016 2:07 pm Sonakshi Sinha on link-ups rumours: “If it is only affecting me I can ignore it If you are going to drag my family and friends into it that is not good” Top News Sonakshi Sinha is cool as a cucumber when it comes to dealing with link-ups that affect only herself But drag her family and friends into it and you can be rest assured that the feisty actress will not take it lying down When asked if she took link-up reports with a pinch of salt Sonakshi told IndianExpresscom “If it is only affecting me I can ignore it If you are going to drag my family and friends into it that is not good That is when I feel like I need to take a stand because people need to realise that along with the person that you are writing about you affect a lot of people around them which is not right and they have nothing to do with your work or your life outside of how you are with them I feel that is not right” Sonakshi also praised social media as a great medium that helps her reach out to fans to clarify things when baseless rumours start doing the rounds “One of the plus points of being on social media is that you can clarify your stance and make sure that if something wrong is being written about you there is misinformation that is given out to people you can correct it” explained the actress While Sonakshi’s father the legendary Shatrughan Sinha doesn’t care two hoots about her link-up reports her mother at times gets a tad concerned “My dad doesn’t get into it at all because he has been through it more than me But my mother being a mother sometimes gets worried So I have to really pacify and calm her down She wonders why are they writing about her daughter and she gets protective about me” The actress currently busy promoting Akira is gung-ho about having starred in a film which she feels will showcase a new dimension of her acting talent to the audience Talking about Akira Sonakshi said “Akira has been a positive experience The film has taught me how much I can push myself to play a character The response after the trailer has been fantastic That encourages me I have worked really hard on the film and want to be in that happy space It’s a great action thriller” Also read: Is Sonakshi Sinha engaged to rumoured beau Bunty Sachdev This is what she has tosay Talking about how she has never planned her life professionally Sonakshi said “Destiny has things planned for me I never planned anything in my life I never intended to be an actor I got Dabangg After that I didn’t know what I would do next I didn’t know if I would be accepted or not But I got accepted and the rest is history Then I just kept doing films Finally when Akira happened I thought now would be the time to do something different and do roles that really push me to my limits and can extract something that the audience has not seen in me as an actor” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsIraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned Turkey that keeping troops in northern Iraq could lead to a "regional war" according to comments broadcast on state TV on Wednesday Abadi who spoke at news conference Tuesday evening was reacting to the Turkish parliament’s decision last week to extend a mandate that allows military operations against terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria for another year "We have asked more than once the Turkish side not to intervene in Iraqi matters and I fear that the Turkish adventure could turn into a regional war" Abadi said "The Turkish leadership’s behavior is not acceptable and we don’t want to get into a military confrontation with Turkey" Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Reuters The Iraqi parliament also voted on Tuesday a text that condemns the Turkish parliament’s decision Turkey says it deployed troops at a base in northern Iraq late last year as part of an international mission to train and equip Iraqi forces to fight against Islamic State which controls vast territory south of the border region around the city of Mosul and also in neighboring Syria The Iraqi government says it never invited such a force and considers the Turkish troops as occupiers Written by Express News Service | Published: August 14 2012 2:52 am Related News The midibus service of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) that caters to passengers on shorter routes will now run under the brand name of Yashwanti The MSRTC also plans to expand the service by getting 200 more midibuses The MSRTC has 610 midibuses The midibuses with 32 seats are smaller than a normal ST bus The aim of the service was to provide an alternative to maxicabs and tourist taxis “The service aims to connect shorter routes with quicker and comfortable service The service is popular in rural and hilly areas” said Deepak Kapoormanaging directorMSRTC For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 29 2012 3:53 am Related News The Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed a private-sector bank to stick to its promise made to a client regarding a fixed deposit scheme in his savings account Forum President Lakshman Sharma and Members Madhu Mutneja and Jaswinder Singh Sidhu have also directed the bank to pay Rs 30000 to the complainant for the harassment caused to himand Rs 7000 as litigation costs The order was issued by the forum on a complaint filed by Rajiv MoudgilChief Engineer at the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) In his complaintMoudgil stated that he opened a savings account in the bank in 1999 with ‘Quantum Optima Facility’and the time of opening the accounthe was told that any amount in the multiples of Rs 5000 in the savings account would be converted into a fixed depositand interest would be paid accordingly Moudgil said at the time of scrutinising the statement of his accounthe realised that for the past seven to eight yearsthe interest which was to be accrued to his account as per the agreement was not being given Moudgil complained to the bank in this regard In August 2008he received a letter from the bank stating that the ‘Quantum Optima Facility’ had been discontinued with effect from July 2005and ‘Auto Sweep Facility’ had also been withdrawn from his savings account In August 2009Moudgil informed the bank that he was not intimated about the withdrawal of the facilities Alleging deficiency of servicehe filed a complaint against the bank In its reply regarding the casethe bank said it had informed the customers that who ever wished to continue with this facility must inform the bank by September 2005 The bank said since they did not receive any information from Mougilthe facility was withdrawn After considering the casethe Forum held that in the letter sent by the bank to Moudgil in August 2008it was not mentioned that the facility was withdrawn The forum observed that not crediting interest to Moudgil’s account amounted to deficiency on the part of the bankfollowing which the bank was directed to restore the service to his accountand also compensate him For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 2 2016 4:12 pm Ajinkya Rahane has always emphasised on doing homework against particular oppositions (Source: File) Top News He is expected to play an important role in the upcoming 13 Test matches at home but Ajinkya Rahane doesn’t want to look too far ahead as it can clutter one’s mind “I know I have a job at hand but I never set targets beforehand I believe setting targets takes you too much into future Looking too far ahead can clutter your mind Instead like taking each day as it comes Right now the focus will be on New Zealand series” Rahane said during an interaction Rahane has always emphasised on doing homework against particular oppositions and it would not be any different this time also when New Zealand visit India for a three-Test and five-ODI series starting later this month “I always discuss my batting with my childhood coach Praveen Amre It won’t be any different this time also Obviously the preparations for each series is slightly different But obviously you never reveal your strategy before the series starts The key is to always remain three steps ahead of the opposition” the 27 year old Mumbaikar said He termed the New Zealand attack as a good one “It’s a decent attack They have Trent Boult also good spinners like Mitch Santner and Ish Sodhi We can’t let our guard down” Talking about using of bats with different weight Rahane said he always uses bats of same weight “Whether it’s Melbourne or Mumbai I have never tinkered with weight of my bats It’s always been same irrespective of bounce in various pitches across the globe” He scored 243 runs including a century and a half century in the recently concluded series against the West Indies “I always strive to improve and I am satisfied with my performance in the Caribbean I had prepared specially to face the Dukes red ball “It is different to play red Dukes than kookaburra as the ball seams and swings more than other balls For that you need to play close to the body and as late as possible That was my endeavour and I was happy with my execution It would have been great had we won 3-0 but you can’t control weather” said Rahane He agreed that chief coach Anil Kumble’s passion is unmatched that rubs on into his teammates “He has been phenomenal with his inputs He has left international cricket for nearly 8 years but nothing seems to have changed His passion is unmatched He has an eye for every minute detail He told me that I am doing well and key to consistency is focussing on routines” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Daksh Panwar | Kanpur | Updated: September 26 2016 8:37 am The packed stands were treated to some gloruius strokeplay from Jadeja (Source: AP) Top News All roads leading to the venue were dotted with banners and outlined by chalk powder The security was ostensibly tight with more boots on the ground than one would normally expect And then there were people and more people — rivers of humanity flowing towards a common destination To the uninitiated it might have appeared like the surroundings of a political maha rally But it was something more lofty At any rate considerably less cynical It was Test match Sunday at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur An occasion to celebrate The phrase ‘Test cricket is dying’ is a common refrain these days But one needed to be here on the fourth day of the first Test match between India and New Zealand to see the truth: the reports of the five-day format’s imminent demise are grossly exaggerated Now any Green Park veteran will tell you Kanpur has traditionally attracted big crowds for Test cricket So what’s the big deal you may ask However the last Test match here was held in 2009 — when IPL was still treading a nascent stage It was a more innocent time and Test cricket still held sway Seven years later India versus New Zealand would also be keenly followed by Test cricket fans as the BCCI consciously decided to take five-day cricket to smaller venues including Indore Rajkot Dharamsala and Visakhapatnam Kanpur was the perfect place to test it out It has been a traditional five-day centre and while it is Uttar Pradesh’s second biggest city its character is distinctly small town A sizeable crowd had turned up here on the first three days but on Sunday Green Park (capacity: 33000) was full to the brim while hundreds of ‘Kanpuriyas’ were loitering about in the streets outside the stadium waiting land a stray pass or a ticket Or simply sneak in They came in different shapes and sizes and belonged to all age and creed There were sarkaari babus with their families and college students in Kohli T-shirts; there were young couples and daughters-in-law accompanied by their mothers-in-law — the former wore the sari pallu over the head the latter had their hair dyed in henna Most understood the game but a few didn’t And yet they came because on Sunday — which for most in a provincial Indian town is the only weekly off — Green Park was the place to be It was a great selfie opportunity but for some it was also a status symbol In that they could later brag about how they got in because of their connections to their neighbours So while a majority of the spectators bought their tickets many had their passes arranged by their ‘jijajis’ Those who had none would still make it for the Kanpuriyas are nothing if not ingenious READ:Before doomsday comes judgement day A street-smart kid tagged along with a pass-holding “uncle” Now one pass allows only one spectator but there is a loophole: there is a provision for one re-entry The “uncle” went in first The pass came back to the kid who followed suit It helped their cause that the cops here are rather chilled out Inside the stadium the atmosphere was boisterous It was hot and humid in the extreme Worse a large part of the stands is uncovered but that didn’t dampen their enthusiasm With nothing but their kerchiefs between their heads and the harsh sun they raised the proverbial roof as India put on an emphatic display with bat and ball It was the lbw or caught-behind appeals that would elicit the best reaction If they were against an Indian batsman there would be a loud disapproving ‘hoooo’; if it was against a New Zealander there would be a louder demanding ‘hoooo’ PHOTOS:India six wickets away from 1-0 lead in Test series against NewZealand And never was it noisier than when Ravichandran Ashwin rapped Kane Williamson’s pads As the umpire’s finger went up Green Park erupted for Ashwin had completed 200 Test wickets He would later say the full house was a good sign for the game “I mean generally there are select venues around the country where you don’t get crowds but predominantly we do get crowds in some of the major Test venues For example Chennai and Bangalore fill up for every Test match and on SundayKanpur was also full So it’s a very very good sign for Test cricket and it is also about the brand of cricket that we play to bring people back to the game There is a bit of buzz and as you people write well we’re going to get more people coming back” Ashwin later said The crowd went home having gotten their money’s worth — or effort’s worth With India on the cusp of a win a big chunk will return on Monday bunking college and skipping work Test cricket is not going anywhere soon Not on the evidence of this Sunday in Kanpur For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIstanbul: A draft declaration prepared for a summit of Muslim leaders on Wednesday said they considered Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a sign of US withdrawal from its role as a sponsor of West Asia peace Group photo of leaders and representatives of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member during an extraordinary meeting in Istanbul Turkey Reuters The draft statement said leaders ministers and officials from more than 50 Muslim countries “declare East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine and invite all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital" A copy of the draft declaration tweeted by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the meeting rejected and condemned the US move “in the strongest terms” It described the US decision as “a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts an impetus (for) extremism and terrorism and a threat to international peace and security” Wednesday’s summit was hosted by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who has bitterly criticized the United States a NATO ally for its stance on Jerusalem The city revered by Jews Christians and Muslims alike is home to 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” But Raonic said McEnroe’s influence would still be evident in his play over the next two weeks.