our good offices are available if both sides (India and Pakistan) were to request that. will help BJP retain its bastion, then? Not necessarily thinks Tim Southee “If it’s too windy or gusty it is hard to swing” he opines “When it’s a nice still day it tends to swing a little hit more But those days are few and far between It is one of those grounds where wind is a massive factor You have to get used to it quickly” At any rate it’s not an unplayable ground for batsmen In the last match here the West Indies did get bowled out for less than 200 in both innings but New Zealand made 441 “It has had good pace and bounce in it this summer and basically we’re aiming for exactly what we had for the West Indies one” Sipthorpe was quoted as saying in the local media “That was nice and bouncy and had a little bit of nip around which suits the seamers It just depends on what the weather brings us If we have to take a little more off we will but we don’t want to lose our pace and grass cover is pace We’ll do everything we can to try to keep as much grass on as we possibly can” It will give India some confidence that in 2009 they nearly won here But what negates this is that the team are on a massive away-loss roll They have suffered defeat in 10 of the last 11 on-the-road matches Brendon McCullum will be keen to make it 11 out of 12 Dhoni may have bought him in the IPL it won’t mean any concession in the Test however Live on Sony six at 3 am on Friday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parul | Chandigarh | Published: October 4 2016 9:37 am Artistes stage Kanak Di Balli at Panjab University Chandigarh on Sunday Sahil Walia Top News The stage was set for the opening act of the year-long commemoration of the birth centenary of renowned playwright and founder of Department of Indian Theatre Panjab University Kanak Di Balli (stalk of wheat) was on centre stage and the Balwant Gargi Open Air Theatre Panjab University was resonating with the sounds of live music dialogues a play of emotions and subtle lighting bringing life to the stillness of the October evening Watch What Else Is Making News Directed by Prof Rani Balbir Kaur the play is a Folk Theatre Workshop’s production under the patronage of the department and is the first in the series of events planned for the centenary The play was written by Gargi in 1955 and like most of his works presents the dark picture of Punjab’s rural areas oppression of the poor and women by the landlords the poverty illiteracy…”nothing much has changed even after so many years I read the play when I was very young; at that time I thought it was a very romantic play But now as I read it after decades it haunted me The play reflects what we are facing right now in society the class and caste system and how it continues to kill love equality human spirit and the basic rights of a human being and how beauty in every form is destroyed by the powerful” explains Kaur who has added her own sub-text to the play and created nostalgia with live music and old songs Kaur says though she worked on the script she did not shift it to modern times for the story of a young girl with dreams of finding love being married raising children is shattered when she is sold off and to escape a future that is only filled with pain and violence jumps into a well The design of the play has been done by Mahendra Kumar and Kaur says that the use of black beige grey is in line with the context of the story its grim and dark truths “My vision has been translated as the play is a departure from the Punjabi idiom And during the course I realize that Punjabi is my language of creativity It ignites my mind and I hope the audience can connect to Gargi’s reflections characters intricacies of relationships and the complex social fabric” reflects Kaur The play will be staged at the Department over the next few months For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kaushik Dasgupta | Published: November 28 2016 2:04 pm The book cover Top News Name: A City in the Making: Aspects of Calcutta’s Early Growth Author: Ranabir Ray Choudhury Publisher: Niyogi Books Pages: 564 Price: Rs 995 Except for the last 36 years of colonial rule Calcutta or Kolkata was the second city of the empire It was a seat of power a centre of cultural efflorescence and learning and a hub of commerce The city arguably embodied the triumphs and contradictions of colonial modernity like no other Indian city A City in the Making is about a period when Calcutta had no pretensions to all this It was an assemblage of three small villages inching their way towards becoming a town It is about clearing jungles creating settlements planning drainage systems and markets The book is also about the first footprints of colonial modernity On arriving at Sutanuti one of the three villages which collectively came to be called Calcutta Job Charnock — credited as the founder of the city — wrote “We arrived at noon but found the place in a deplorable condition nothing being left for or present accommodation and the rains falling day and night We are forced to betake ourselves to boats which considering the season of the year is very unhealthy” Charnock wrote that the Dhaka nawab’s representative who had come to discuss matters with the English probably burnt down the place after the conclusion of the discussions Such was the nondescript nature of the place which less than a century later would become the launchpad for colonial rule in India Ranabir Ray Choudhury has ferreted out this episode and many more in his early history of the physical expansion of Calcutta The book is rich in archival details that deal with the initial unplanned growth of the city and the creation of some well-known landmarks in the city The last part of the book deals with the first attempts at town planning in Calcutta When Charnock — and the East India Company — made their initial forays their mother country was about a century away from becoming a colonial power The officials of the Company were understandably cautious “Let your ears be open to complaints and let no voice of oppression be heard in your streets Take care neither the broker nor those under him nor your own servants use the patron’s authority to hurt and injure the people Go into the different quarters of the town and do and see justice done without charge or delay to all inhabitants This is the best way to enlarge our towns and increase our revenues” the East India Company’s court of directors wrote to its officials The Company was still a trading outfit and the surplus generated from trading operations was not enough to fund town development But the Company did lay emphasis on distinguishing itself from erstwhile regimes and being evenhanded in the administration of justice A 1719 missive from the Company’s court of directors to the council noted “It is of great satisfaction to us to read that exact justice is administered to all under you and that it shall be continued We know of no better proof of it than the increase of useful inhabitants who to be sure will resort where they may best be secured from oppression and be treated with humanity The more such inhabitants there are more will our revenues increase besides other benefits to the place” The imperative to populate the city meant a certain degree of interdependence between the English and the local people Taming the river Hooghly for example required the cooperation of the local people The river was notorious for eroding banks and the official records note that “some part of the charges [for taming the river] had to be borne by the inhabitants the richer sort at least” However most of the development work was carried out in the quarters inhabited by the Europeans There was some “mixing” in a physical sense But by the mid-1740s the British were resenting it One official document noted “Several Black people having intermixed themselves among the English houses occasion nuisances and disturbances to several of the English inhabitants” The authorities ordered “an inquiry and lay before us an account of such houses by them in order to quit and remove to proper places in the town” A development which left a deep imprint on the city involved the construction of the new English fort (the new Fort William) in the later years of the 18th century The demarcation of the limits of the ground (maidan) cleared to form the esplanade of the fort threw up more issues pertaining to the segregation of Calcutta’s European and Indian population This was also a period when building activity touched a dizzy pace Ray Choudhury relies largely on official documents diaries and memoirs of Europeans But he is aware of the limitation of his sources He is unequivocal that his endeavour is to plot the official measures that went into extending the physical limits of Calcutta He draws much from CR Wilson’s archival work on the old Fort William This limitation notwithstanding the book throws light upon important aspects about a neglected period in Calcutta’s 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