first_imgMoises Henriques and Travis Head were involved in a 109-run stand for an eight-wicket victory that ended India’s seven-match unbeaten streak against Australia. (Scorecard)AUSTRALIA INNINGS:22.08 IST: AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS WITH 27 BALLS TO SPARE. Australia change the script finally! It was the pair that had good ‘head’ on their shoulders, pun intended, that saw the Aussies home! That ends India’s 7-game unbeaten streak against these opponents. The picture wasn’t rosy when the visitors began their chase. They lost Warner and Finch early to shots that could have done without. Yet another batting collapse was on the way it seemed.Henriques and Head had different ideas though. They first took their time to have a good feel of the conditions and once they felt they were in, the shots started coming off their bats. That they had a pretty paltry score to chase helped the duo set in. What helped them is Chahal and Yadav having off days with the ball, courtesy a wet outfield on account of the dew.22.01 IST: FIFTY! Moises Henriques scores his second half-century. Australia are racing towards a victory! Short delivery on off, Henriques pulls it over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen. This has been a really good knock from the all-rounder. Well-paced!14.2: K Yadav to M Henriques (47), 6 runs, 104/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201711.5: Y Chahal to TM Head (37), 6 runs, 86/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.44 IST: FOUR! This is too easy for the visitors at the moment! Half-volley outside off, Henriques drives it elegantly through extra cover to find the fence.advertisement10.2: K Yadav to TM Head (29), 4 runs, 71/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.43 IST: FOUR! Deft! Quick delivery outside off, Henriques waits for it and dabs it past first slip for a boundary. Intelligent cricket from the all-rounder. Australia 67/2 (10 overs) vs India 1188.4: H Pandya to TM Head (24), 4 runs, 61/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 20178.2: H Pandya to M Henriques (25), 4 runs, 56/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.34 IST: FOUR! Another half-tracker on middle, Head hammers it through mid-wicket for a rocketing boundary. 14 from this one, this is the kind of over Australia needed. Australia 50/2 (8 overs) vs India 1187.2: K Yadav to M Henriques (18), 6 runs, 43/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.24 IST: SIX! Boom! That came right off the screws! Short delivery on off, sits up nicely for Henriques. He stands tall and pulls it with authority over deep backward square leg for half a dozen. Australia 31/2 (5.3 overs) vs India 11821.21 IST: An appeal for a caught behind denied! Length delivery outside off, Moises pushes at it with minimal foot movement but gets foxed. Dhoni takes it nicely. There is a shout but the umpire stays put. Kohli is interested and walks up to the keeper but they do not opt to go for the review.3.6: J Bumrah to TM Head (11), 4 runs, 24/2 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.15 IST: FOUR! Beautiful! There is not a better sight in cricket than the straight drive. Bumrah bowls a fuller on off, Head leans into it and creams it down the ground for a majestic boundary.Rooting for #TeamIndia #BleedBlue #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/qfFmYadgh6- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.12 IST: WICKET! Finch throws his wicket away too! Australia on the back foot. Back of a length outside off, holding its line. Finch punches it off his back foot straight towards Kohli at covers without bothering to keep it down. The Indian skipper accepts it gleefully. The crowd is right behind their players, shouting at the top of their voices. Australia 13/2 (2.5 overs) vs India 11821.05 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah strikes. That’s a poor shot from the Australian skipper and he pays the price for it. His poor run in T20Is continues. Back of a length delivery on off, skids through the surface. Warner is hurried on but he still goes through with his pull. Ends up getting a top edge towards Kohli at covers. He settles under it and pouches it safely. He pumps his fists in the air, shows how much this wicket means to him and his side. Australia 11/1 (1.3 overs) vs India 1181.1: J Bumrah to A Finch (7), 4 runs, 10/0 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201721.02 IST: In the air… but safe! Length delivery on middle and leg, skids through the surface. Warner is hurried a touch.20.58 IST: Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Finch drives it through cover-point. Pandey hares after it and throws it back to Kohli. The throw is at the keeper’s end as the batsmen attempt the third. Dhoni flicks it back to the stumps but Warner is in. Unconventional work from Dhoni, that is what makes him such a brilliant keeper.advertisement20.57 IST: Wide! Starts off with a fullish delivery on middle and leg, it swings down prodigiously. Finch goes for a flick but misses. Regulation take for Dhoni to his left.20.55 IST: We are back for the run chase! The top T20 run-getter in this year, Aaron Finch and the ever-explosive David Warner stride out to open the innings with the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to run in with the brand new white ball. Two slips in place.INDIA INNINGS:20.47 IST: The innings never took off for the hosts as they kept on losing wickets at consistent intervals. Some wickets were lost to poor shots while some to genuinely shrewd bowling. The 33-run stand between Pandya and Kuldeep for the eighth wicket helped the home side crawl past the 100-run mark. All the Australian bowlers were disciplined on a track that has something on it for both pacers and spinners. The dew has also set in and it won’t be easy for India to defend. Australia will back themselves to hunt this down unless they collapse terribly.20.46 IST: That’s it! India have been bundled out for 118. A terrific bowling from Australia to restrict India to a paltry total. They were on the money right from the beginning. Jason Behrendorff, the youngster was in his elements. He ran through the top order single-handedly, taking all the four wickets in the Powerplay.19.3: WICKET! J Bumrah (7) is out, run out (Tim Paine), 115/9- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201718.3: N Coulter-Nile to J Bumrah (4), 4 runs, 111/8 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201720.30 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya short stay at the crease comes to an end. The slower ball works for Stoinis and Australia! Stoinis bowls a slower off cutter outside off, Hardik looks to belt it over long off. Ends up offering the simplest of catches to Christian, the sub fielder, who makes no mistake. India 103/8 (17.3 overs) vs Australia16.1: A Tye to H Pandya (20), 6 runs, 96/7 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201714.6: A Tye to K Yadav (10), 4 runs, 85/7 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201720.17 IST: The ball slipped out of Tye’s hand and Warner is not happy with it. He is having a discussion with the umpire who is in no mood to change the ball.20.17 IST: NO BALL! Another knuckle ball gone wrong! Horribly wrong! Ends up bowled an over-the-waist full toss which Yadav ducks under. No ball signaled! Free Hit coming up.20.05 IST: WICKET! Catching practise for Henriques at third man! Oh Kumar, what have you done here! It was banged it short around off, Kumar sways back and helps the ball straight to the fielder in the deep. Moises gets there and pouches it crouching low forward. India 70/7 (12.4 overs) vs Australiaadvertisement19.58 IST: WICKET! Adam Zampa gets his second as he castles Kedar Jadhav. Zampa is on a roll in Guwahati. Tosses in a wrong ‘un around off, Jadhav fails to pick that one. He looks to go for a big shot down the ground and only makes contact with thin air. Ends up losing his middle stick. Very poor shot with the circumstance that India are in. They slide further now. India 67/6 (11.1 overs) vs Australia19.57 IST: Low full toss on the pads, Pandya flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket. Stoinis hares across from square leg, puts in a slide early but manages to save a run for his side. Looked funny but it was effective.19.50 IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni also falls. India in big big trouble now. Zampa tosses it outside off and lures Dhoni walks down and ends up missing the ball completely as the ball spun after pitching. India 60/5 (9.5 overs) vs Australia19.49 IST: FOUR! A full toss to anybody is a crime, leave alone Dhoni! MS charges down and heaves it aerially towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. There was a fielder there but it was just away from him. India 59/4 (9.3 overs) vs Australia8.1: MP Stoinis to K Jadhav (23), 4 runs, 51/4 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2017What a spell from Behrendorff – he finishes with the fifth best T20I figures ever in just his second match with 4-21.IND 4-43 #INDvAUS- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) October 10, 201719.35 IST: Warner is bowling Behrendorff out. The youngster has been sensational in his spell. Can he get a five-wicket haul?19.32 IST: FOUR! Width on offer, cashed! Tye hurls it outside off, Jadhav slashes it over backward point for a boundary. Wasn’t far from the leaping fielder there.5.3: A Tye to K Jadhav (15), 4 runs, 36/4 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201719.27 IST: The cheers get louder as the crowd favourite MS Dhoni strides out to the middle. Amidst the flurry of wickets, his calmness is what India would need.19.27 IST: WICKET! Behrendorff gets his fourth, the first time by an Aussie pace bowler in a T20I against India. Pitched on a length around off, Dhawan looks to go downtown. Seems like it would be a maximum, but there was height more than distance on that. Warner backtracked from mid off and took a stunning tumbling catch to send back his Hyderabad team-mate. What a spell of seam bowling this is turning out to be. India 27/4 (4.3 overs)3.5: N Coulter-Nile to K Jadhav (7), 6 runs, 27/3 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201719.20 IST: It is on a length outside off, Jadhav looks to cut that but doesn’t look in control as the ball rises a touch more. Flies just over Maxwell at backward point for a run. Kedar is up and running now.19.14 IST: WICKET! Jason Behrendorff is on fire at the moment as he gets his third wicket. India are in a spot of bother, something that has been quite rare in the series so far! The bowler lands it around off, it seams away just a touch. Pandey pays the price for being tentative as he pushes at it from the crease. India 16/3 (2.2 overs)19.08 IST: Coulter-Nile begins with a length ball outside off, Dhawan flays at it and gets a run towards third man as the ball goes there off the outer half of his bat. He gets going now.19.06 IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli trapped by Jason Behrendorff in the first over. Big, big wicket for Australia this! Virat Kohli is the man walking back. Behrendorff lands it on a length again, Kohli stays in the crease and looks to flick. The ball hits his pads and lobs up in the air. The bowler runs there, catches it appeals. The umpire gives the marching order to the skipper. Virat looks stunned, consults his partner for a review but decides against it. Well, Snicko shows a spike as the ball passes the bat. So it is indeed a caught and bowled dismissal. First duck in T20Is for the Indian skipper, India rocked early. India 8/2 (1 over)19.04 IST: WICKET! Jason Behrendorff gets his maiden wicket in international cricket. Peach of a delivery to get that. On a length around middle and leg, Rohit Sharma looks to push at it from the crease. Misses and wears it on the pads. Australians appeal and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. Rohit thinks about taking the review but decides against it. Early setback for the hosts here.0.3: J Behrendorff to RG Sharma (8), 4 runs, 8/0 https://t.co/W9IeYGat31 #IndvAus #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201719.00 IST: FOUR! Off the mark with a boundary! You have to listen to the noise to know the result.18.58 IST: The national anthems are over. We are all set to get underway. The six-hitting batsman Rohit Sharma and stylish southpaw Shikhar Dhawan walk out in a bid to provide the home side with a flying start.Australia wins the toss. Elect to bowl first. Follow the game here – https://t.co/W9IeYFSREr #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/fZYYKG2zef- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 201718.38 IST: TEAMS!India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahAustralia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff18.31 IST: TOSS! Australia have won the toss and they will bowl first against India. Hosts lead 3-match series 1-018.13 IST: The Men-in-Blue are out in the field, warming up ahead of the match.Guwahati gets its first taste of cricket as the Men in Blue gear up for the 2nd T20I #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/gPiieg0CB6- BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2017The ACA Stadium at Barsapara in Guwahati…. slight drizzle..#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/EKOzXkwmqo- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 10, 2017In-form India will look to dominate Australia and seal the three-match T20I series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati today.India, who are ranked fifth, started the T20I series on a winning note outclassing the visitors in every department to register a nine-wicket victory via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in a rain-marred match in Ranchi on Saturday.Welcome to Guwahati for the second #INDvAUS T20. We’ve had some rain this afternoon but the forecast is good! Toss in 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/dEqKoqbxuj- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) October 10, 2017#TeamIndia could not train at the beautiful Barsapara Cricket Ground in Guwahati due to rain and wet outfield, but made use of the ??. pic.twitter.com/FuzlBwi2Qu- BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2017The hosts, who produced a brilliant all-round show in the previous match, will hope to deliver a similar performance.The Australian batting has mostly revolved around the top three of Warner, Finch and Steve Smith, and with the skipper ruled out of the series with a shoulder injury, it would be a challenge to counter the Indian spin challenge and bounce back in the series.Australia would hope that the big-hitting Glenn Maxwell returns to form after a pathetic run of 39, 14, 5 in the ODIs and 17 in the opening T20I.India have won 10 and lost four out of the 14 matches played against Australia. The hosts have won seven matches in a row, and they have not lost to Australia in T20Is since September 28, 2012.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ashish Nehra, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel.Australia: David Warner (captain), Moises Henriques, Aaron Finch, Tim Paine (wicket-keeper), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Travis Head, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson.last_img read more

first_imgThe Surfrider Foundation, the largest non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, unveils a new public service announcement today with Academy Award winning actress, screenwriter and director, Helen Hunt.Video: Helen Hunt for Clean WaterHunt has a very personal connection to the ocean and our coasts. This is what inspired her to write, produce and star in her newest film, “Ride,” where she is thrust into a sea of change and self-discovery, finding solace in surfing. She aims to increase awareness about the importance of protecting the nation’s waters in a new public service announcement for the Surfrider Foundation. The film premiered in theaters and will be available for download on May 1. A portion of ticket sales from “Ride” will go to the Foundation. View the movie trailer, purchase tickets or download the movie at Surfrider.org/RIDE.“My father has been surfing in Santa Monica all of his life. I grew up playing in that ocean and now my daughter plays in that same water,” says Helen Hunt. “I count on the Surfrider Foundation to make sure that the water is clean and safe for her and future generations.”Every year, there are more than 20,000 beach closures and swim advisories issued to protect public health at the beach. Exposure to polluted water can cause skin rashes and infections, flu-like symptoms, and gastro-intestinal illnesses such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.With the impacts and threats are very real, Surfrider identifies water quality issues and the sources of ocean pollution in order to address, advocate and prevent pollution. Right now, Surfrider is asking the public to support the Environmental Protection Agency in their efforts to restore Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands, because clean water at the beach starts with healthy waters upstream. Learn more about Surfrider’s Clean Water Initiative at Surfrider.org.last_img read more

first_imgHis Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex met former rugby players who have suffered life-changing injuries and their families during the charity’s annual forum at Twickenham Stadium.Duke of Sussex visits RFU Injured Players FoundationCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukThe RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) provides support and information to rugby players in England who have sustained catastrophic injuries playing the game, and help prevent future injuries through research and education. The charity’s assistance is available to any player and their families, from grassroots up to professional level, to empower them to lead their lives as fully and independently as they are able to.The Duke met a number of the IPF’s clients as they take part in activities including archery, tennis and boccia, and heard how these former rugby players have been supported by the charity following their life-changing injuries. The Duke also met a number of the charity’s partners, including rehabilitation organisations who work to support the players on their journeys to recovery.The Client Forum is designed to enable injured players and their families to learn about the IPF’s support programmes, its research and try out some of the activities as part of the IPF Engage programme. It is also an opportunity for IPF clients to let the charity know what their priorities are and what they think of the IPF’s support so they can learn how to further improve their services.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

first_img This year, the trend continues with the loss in sales in smaller retailers and the declining sales of smaller titles. This has a huge influence on the overall sales numbers; there were more than 8,000 fewer retail accounts being serviced in the first quarter of this year in contrast to last. The top ten chains in Q1 2015 represented 53.3 percent of total sales, compared to a collective market share of 51.8 percent in 2014. This is a trend that will likely continue as smaller retail stores exit the business. Although there will likely be no major turnaround in the foreseeable future, MagNet notes that decisions being made by publishers to reduce their allocations, partially driven by wholesaler demands for subsidies, are having a substantial impact on the steady sales decline. That comes in addition to the rise in social media and mobile technology in influencing how consumers view and absorb content. The Top 100 chains’ combined sales beat the overall business trends, which again indicates that the industry is losing smaller retailers. But the publishers who performed well in the first quarter all followed the same formula: more releases. Many of these publishers also tacked on higher cover prices, like Penny Press, which had 13 percent more releases, and an average cover price increase of about 23 percent.  Time Inc.’s numbers benefitted from more book-a-zine releases under their THEI brand, as well as the higher cover price on People. Harris Publications also increased their number of releases and focused more on book-a-zine products. Overall, the average cover price of a unit sold in the first quarter increased by 36 cents (more than 7 percent). Two factors contributed to this jump: 1) higher cover prices on many of the weekly titles, and 2) the continued publisher focus on book-a-zines with cover prices startingat $9.99. These factors helped drive the average cover price on a unit sold to an all-time high, which is one of the few good signs for the industry—consumers are willing to pay higher prices for quality printed magazines. center_img Although it’s easy to fall back on saying “social media is to blame,” publishers also need to reassess their releases—how often to distribute and how much are they going to charge according to MagNet’s 2015 Q1 Newsstand Sales Results. Magazine unit and dollar sales improved slightly in the first quarter to declines of 14.2 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively, compared to drops of 15.6 percent and 9 percent in the prior quarter. The average dollar sales decline of the Top 25 titles was mitigated this quarter by the higher cover prices on the weekly titles. Even though the newsstand sales environment is bleak, decisions being made by publishers have a major impact. So keep producing quality content but perhaps release it in a higher quality product and quit reducing your allocations, as MagNet suggests doing the opposite has proven to only be beneficial.last_img read more

first_imgOnline and on social media, heartbroken tributes to the 48-year-old Montana Magazine abounded from readers both at home and across the country.“It’s just a part of the Montana experience. It’s going to leave a big hole behind,” David McCumber, founder of the competing title Big Sky Journal, current editor of the Lee-owned Montana Standard and guest editor of the last five issues of Montana Magazine, told the Associated Press.In addition to its four Montana-based outlets, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises publishes some 40-plus newspapers across 20 states primarily in the Midwest and greater Rocky Mountains region—including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Arizona Daily Star. The company claims to reach a combined 1.1 million daily readers in print and 30 million monthly uniques online.Very sad to be the last editor of a great magazine. I competed against Rick Graetz when I started @bigskyjournal in 1993, but always loved and admired the magazine he founded. Was honored to edit @MontanaMagazine for its last five issues. https://t.co/eWb8UTdr37— David McCumber (@dcmccumber) September 20, 2018 Montana Magazine, the bimonthly title which has chronicled Big Sky Country since its inaugural issue in 1970, has shut its doors after 48 years, publisher Lee Enterprises announced Wednesday.“Unfortunately, the dynamics of the publishing business have changed, and the magazine has reached the end of its distinguished run,” wrote the magazine’s general manager, Matt Gibson, in a note to readers. “All of us at Montana Magazine appreciate our loyal readers, and we’re sorry to disappoint so many of you.”The news comes about a week after Lee Enterprises abruptly shuttered another Montana title, the alt-weekly Missoula Independent, which Gibson sold to the company last year before accepting a GM role at Lee overseeing both it and Montana Magazine, as well as two other local outlets, The Missoulian and the Ravalli Republic.A spokesman for Lee Enterprises has not responded to questions about the specific circumstances that led to the Montana Magazine shutdown, whether the company had first pursued a sale of either title as it looks to reduce its $500 million in debt, or how many staffers were let go as a result of the closures.The Independent‘s shuttering, which occurred Sept. 11, prompted outrage on social media and even a protest outside the offices of the Lee-owned Missoulian, according to a staff report in the paper.Earlier that morning, staffers at the Independent—who had voted unanimously to unionize earlier this year—were informed that the newspaper was closed, effective immediately, and that they’d continue to receive salary and benefits for 30 days. They were instructed not to report to work and provided a phone number to call to schedule an appointment to retrieve their belongings from the office.last_img read more

first_img All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Angela Lang/CNET Smart mirrors are popping up everywhere at CES 2019 and Capstone Connected Home is jumping in the game with a Google Assistant-enabled model. The touchscreen mirror allows you to download apps from the Google Play store, stream YouTube and ask Google Assistant anything you would in a standard smart speaker. You can also compose emails and messages by typing directly on the mirror. Voice control in the mirror can recognize six different voices and log users in and out of Google accounts. The company says this method still keeps user data private. The mirror does require the Capstone Connected Control Hub. The hub is also a touchscreen device, like a tablet, that acts as the command center for the mirror. You can hang the Capstone Smart Mirror or stand it up on a counter. The mirror will be available in multiple sizes, beginning with a 19-inch by 22-inch model in early 2019. Pricing information is not yet available.  Google Assistant CES Products Google CES 2019 0 Share your voice Post a comment Tags 85 Photos CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Smart Homelast_img read more

first_imggasResidents of certain parts of the capital had a rather difficult morning as there was no gas supply, preventing them from even cooking breakfast at home.Residents of Rampura, Banasree, Mahanagar Project, Khilgaon and its adjacent areas on Monday said gas supply in the areas were cut without any prior notice.Titas emergency control room said a six inch gas supply pipe was damaged in east Rampura during repair work on Sunday.The gas supply in the affected areas will be restored by Monday afternoon, according to the Titas emergency control room.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s only in a work of art can you expect life being breathed into the dying. Shovan Gandhi, a Delhi based photographer, in his work Alang has done just the same.  Being a part of the bigger picture – Pix – a photo quarterly, Gandhi has portrayed Habitat through this endeavor along with fifteen other artists. Alang is a journey of ships, starting from the day they are born to the waves they crash and land to their graveyard and even beyond. It tries to encapsulate the experiences the ships go through throughout their life and finally end up in this ship breaking centre in Gujarat. He compares, not the life of a ship to that of a man, but vice-versa. One cannot ignore the idea glaring through his pictures that each man-made thing has to come to an end. Once worn out, nothing can keep the drums rolling, or here, the ships sailing. Though ‘philosophical’, it asks the question of death and birth; of waste from value and conversely.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Alang also portrays the journey, its end and a new beginning. The lines by T. S. Eliot, ‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from,’ fits Alang beautifully. It shows not only how the once mighty ships sailing the economies of the world come to rest in peace, but also how their end marks a new beginning for scrap collectors. For truly, there never is an end.  The project has attracted various view points from various fields of ecology, architecture and finance. Not being faced with a criticism yet, Shovan has tried to highlight the prevailing socio-cultural ecosystem in which, according to him, ‘unimportant men can aggregate and die so that dead ships live.’ Drawing influence from architecture and fine art, Gandhi wishes there would be more platforms in the country for display of photographs and art. He expects to present a new project in the following year.WHERE: Goethe-Institute, Maxmuller Bhawan, New DelhiWHEN: When: 9 to 16 May, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pmlast_img read more