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Flying in
saucers
Tutu-makers reveal tricks of
their trade. P2 3
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inside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Types of tutu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Romantic Tutu: three-quarter length
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bell shaped skirt made of tulle with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fitted bodice and sometimes sleeves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The hemline falls between the knee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and the ankle. The romantic tutu is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        free flowing to emphasise lightness of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the romantic ballets such as Giselle or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Les Sylphides.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Classical Tutu (bell): A short, stiff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        skirt made with layers of netting with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a slight bell shape and fitted bodice. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        extends outwards from the hips and
            Books                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       does not use a wired hoop. These are
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            The sedate world of book publishing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by Degas.
            has been engaged in a mighty tussle
            for digital rights between authors and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Classical Tutu (pancake): A short,
            vendors of e-book readers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  stiff skirt made with layers of netting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        that extends outwards (from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hips), and has a fitted bodice. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pancake style has more layers of net
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            A look at the year’s most notable
            releases in nonfiction, fiction and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Balanchine/Karinska Tutu: also
            poetry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     known as the “powder puff” is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        similar to the bell and pancake tutu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with the exception that no hoops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are used and there are fewer layers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of netting. The skirt is loosely tacked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to give a softer, fuller appearance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This style was designed for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ballet version of Georges Bizet’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Symphony in C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Platter Tutu: A tutu with a flat top

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *  Makers of the tutu, Lyle Jackson, left, and Ellen Roeder, of Tulle and Dye in Minneapolis, will make repairs to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            garment for Peggy Seipp-Roy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        that sticks straight out from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ballerina’s waistline.

                                                       *    A classic tutu takes about a week of long, exacting days to build. (“Build” is the word everyone uses; mere “making”
                                                       or “sewing” is out of the question.) Cover photograph: Prima ballerina Elena Kulagina and dancer Roman Geer of the
                                                       Russia’s Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet pose in front of 48 ballerinas during a photocall for the German premiere of “The
                                                                                                                                                                                   stiff, projecting skirt. Yet it’s easy
                                                                                                                                                                                   to imagine that, after the initial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Although everyone agrees on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tutu’s glamour and beauty, the fact
                                                       biggest Swanlake in the World” in front of Munich’s Nymphenburg castle, in this August 2, 2004 file photo.                  shock following years of prudish                                                                                                                                     is that it’s a difficult contraption to
           Bollywood                                                                                                                                                               costuming, audiences became                                                                                                                                          dance with as a partner.
PAGE                                                                                                                                                                               transfixed by seeing the true extent                                                                                                                                     “You hope they have long


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           Several things went wrong for the Hindi                                                                                                                                 of the leg extensions and footwork                                                                                                                                          ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        arms, Seipp-Roy said of her
           film industry this year. From recession                                                                                                                                 on stage.                                                                                                                                                            various partners on stage. The




                                                       Tulle of
           blues to payment strikes, and flop films,                                                                                                                                  Thanks go to the Russians who,                                                                                                                                    male dancer’s job is especially
           Bollywood had a ‘villainous’ 2009.                                                                                                                                      at the end of the 19th century,                                                                                                                                      difficult, “because they have no
                                                                                                                                                                                   began wearing airy skirts made of                                                                                                                                                                ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        idea of where your leg is. He
                                                                                                                                                              Cover                16 layers of tulle that, while still                                                                                                                                 may be lowering a ballerina from

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           Health
                                                                                                                                                              Story                reaching the knee, gave the female                                                                                                                                   a lift before her leg comes into
                                                                                                                                                                                   dancers more mobility. These have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               *    Clockwise from left: A detailed     position, leading to a dreaded


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           Toddler John Klor’s ‘cerebral palsy’ was                                                                                                                                become known as “romantic”                                                                                                  view of a good stitch holding to a       moment of awkwardness. Stephane
           misdiagnosed, and fixed with a change                                                                                                                                   tutus.                                                                                                                      tutu; rhinestone detailing; and a view   Andre, a frequent partner for
           in his diet.                                                                                                                                                               In time, the famed George                                                                                                of the seams from the underside of       Seipp-Roy (both now teach: she,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Balanchine inspired an even shorter                                                                                         a tutu.                                  ballet; he, Pilates), spoke of how




                                                       the trade
                                                                                                                                                                                   “powder-puff ” tutu that exposed                                                                                                                                     a relationship changes when a
                                                                                                                                                                                   the entire leg. The “classic” tutus                                                                                         she said. “The pelvis is kept very       particular ballet calls for classic
                                                                                                                                                                                   are the stiff pancakes we most                                                                                              square, like wearing a girdle, which     tutus.
                                                                                                                                                                                   associate with everything from                                                                                              helps keep the posture you need to          “I have to really feel her, to
                                                                                                                                                                                   Swan Lake to trick-or-treating.                                                                                             accomplish the pirouettes.    ”                               ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        guide by her eye, he said. “But it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                   Intricately built with up to 16                                                                                                A tutu also heightens the             also a game that can be fun, like
                                                                                                                                                                                   layers of tulle, they are marvels of                                                                                        dancers’ almost otherworldly             discovering your partner all over
                                                                                                                                                                                   engineering.                                                                                                                control of their physiques, said         again. A tutu obliges you to speak
                                                                                                                                                                                      When Seipp-Roy began                                                                                                     Seipp-Roy, of St Louis Park. “It                         ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to each other. And, of course, “a
                                                                                                                                                                                   appearing more often as a guest                                                                                             serves as a dividing line between        tutu adds beauty. It’s another tool
                                                                                                                                                                                   artist in other companies, she                                                                                              the legs, which should look sharp        to make women even more lovely;
                                                       The frothy saucer that ballet dancers don is not as                                                                         decided she needed her own tutu
                                                                                                                                                                                   and commissioned one from Ellen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and crystal and clear, and the arms,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               which are soft and liquid.  ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        it’s another way of better.  ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Still, Andre can’t go without
                                                                                                                                                                                   Roeder and Lyle Jackson of Tulle                                                                                               Cheryl Rist, director of the          telling his best/worst tutu story.

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                                                       romantic as it looks. But tutus are marvels of                                                                              and Dye, a costume and design                                                                                               Classical Ballet Academy in St              He and Seipp-Roy were dancing
           Swine flu alert                                                                                                                                                         company in Minneapolis. A classic                                                                                           Paul, began making tutus after she       a pas de deux and reached a point


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                                                                                                                                                                                   tutu takes about a week of long,                                                                                            stopped dancing professionally,          “where I throw her overhead so
           The first flu pandemic of the 21st
           century, swine flu, has been less deadly
                                                       engineering. By Kim Ode                                                                                                     exacting days to build. (“Build”
                                                                                                                                                                                   is the word everyone uses; mere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “because I didn’t want a tutu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to feel like it had to look. Rist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the public sees her at arm’s length
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        above my head, he said. “But then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ”
           than feared, but still has the world on                                                                                                                                 “making” or “sewing” is out of the                                                                                          experiments with different fabrics       I lost my grip. ”




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           alert.                                                    round the world, in         Peggy Seipp-Roy, who pirouetted          chafed as if he’d shaved with a          question.)                                                                                                                  to develop styles that are less             Had she been in a simple leotard
                                                                     certain backstage           10 times through the role of the         Brillo pad.                                 Roeder starts with a 1½-inch                                                                                             inhibiting. “Dancers have to hit         or any other costume, she would
                                                                     sanctums, people are        Sugar Plum Fairy for various                Now that we’ve dispensed with         wide strip of tulle, tying it inch by                                                                                       higher and larger lines than they        have fallen back onto his head, then
Regulars                                                             fretting over tutus. It’s   companies, including Minnesota           some of the tutu’s romance, it’s         inch to the panty base with floss no      said. “The real thing should have a      of the basque, or bodice. Little          used to 50 or 60 years ago, and they     to the floor, likely injuring them
                                                                     Nutcracker season,          Dance Theatre, before retiring to        just a short chasse to divulging         thicker than a spider’s web. Over        buoyancy.”                               wonder that companies take pains          need to have a costume that helps        both.
Comics, Puzzles, Info-guide Page 14-16                 when the holiday warhorse comes           teach.                                   the coarse origins of its name. The      that, she ties another slightly wider      “But even then, they pivot, ”          to carefully store their tutus, often     them. ”                                     But Seipp-Roy was wearing her
                                                       to life and Sugar Plum Fairies               As to the dismay, that’s due to       French word “tutu” comes from the        layer of tulle, and then another and     Roeder added.                            in large boxes so they can lie flat;          Rist easily ticked off all of         tutu with its oh-so-snug bodice.
       features@gulf-times.com                         learn that slipping into this iconic      dancing in a frothy saucer that          French baby-talk word for derriere.      another until the final top layer           Tutus are an increasingly rare         in a pinch, they’re hung upside-          the challenges and agonies that          Andre’s thumb caught in a slim
                                                       piece of ballet costuming is both         obscures your feet. But the wearer’s        It seems that upon the debut          is 13 to 15 inches wide. From an         commission, partly because the           down.                                     come with dancing in a tutu, yet         slit between the hooks and eyes,
                                                       a moment of transporting rapture          dismay is nothing compared with          of this new dance fashion, this          architectural standpoint, the skirt      flat economy is causing dance                Seipp-Roy said that wearing a          when asked why in the world this         enabling him to grasp her enough
 Features Editor: Nahla Nainar                         and stumble-toed dismay.                  that of her dancing partner, whose       part of the anatomy suddenly             is a sort of cantilevered creation,      companies to repair and re-              tutu, while challenging, actually         problematic costume has endured,         that he could lower her back into
 Sub-editor: G John                                       “Wearing a tutu takes me to            face, depending on the quality           was visible from the commoners’          supported from beneath by the            use tutus. A custom tutu can             makes her a better dancer.                she sounded almost nonplussed:           the ballet without missing a beat.
 Layout artist: Pushpa Raj Shrestha                    a fantasy place and makes it              of the tulle and the number of           seats on the theatre floor, while         graduated layers while appearing         cost anywhere from $1,000 to                “The work you’re doing is so           “Oh! Just because it’s so beautiful,        “The tutu,” he announced
                                                       believable, which then helps me           shoulder lifts endured, can emerge       the upper crust gazed down from          weightless from above.                   $5,000 or more, depending on its         very classical, so I find a tutu to be a   so extraordinary, so unusual.    ”       exuberantly, “saved our lives!” —
                                                                                     ”
                                                       make it believable to others, said        for an encore as scratched and           their theatre boxes at the top of the       “They’re amazing,” Jackson            ornamentation, as well as that           costume that helps me technically,   ”       Pas de duh.                           Star Tribune/MCT
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books
Hard copy
The sedate world of books is
caught up in a mighty tussle
with e-book vendors as
publishing backlists come
under threat. By Ed Pilkington


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            he scramble for              existed, remained with the author.
            survival in the New              Arthur Klebanoff, head of
            York publishing world        Rosetta Books, the e-book
            provoked by the rise of      company that beat off Random
            the e-book has become        House in 2002, secured Covey’s
so ruthless it makes the Wild            exclusive deal last week with
West look like a Swiss finishing         Amazon. He said: “We are very
school. Authors and publishers are       clear about this, the author
squabbling over rights, Internet         controls the rights unless it is
retailers are slugging it out with       specified otherwise, and that was
bookshops, and tech companies            settled by the courts years ago.”
are climbing over each other to              Simon & Schuster, which took
produce an e-book reader that            a knock over the Covey deal, was
can challenge Amazon’s hit, the          taking a softer stance than Random
Kindle.                                  House but not accepting defeat.
   The latest blast of gunfire has       Adam Rotherberg, a spokesman,
come from one of America’s               would not comment on Covey
leading authors in the highly            specifically, but said in general
lucrative market of business self-       terms it was the company’s
help books.                              “intention to publish the electronic
   Stephen Covey has announced           editions to our blacklist titles”.
he is selling exclusive digital rights       Simon & Schuster, in tandem
to two of his bestsellers — The 7        with other big houses, is trying to
Habits of Highly Effective People,       protect income from print books
and Principle-Centered Leadership
— to Amazon, bypassing the
traditional publisher, Simon &
                                         by delaying the publication of new
                                         e-books by four or six months after
                                         release of the hardback editions.
                                                                                 *    Amazon.com Inc founder and
                                                                                 Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos
                                                                                 holds the new Kindle 2 electronic
Schuster, that has up to now                 The spat in the US stands           reader at a news conference in
handled all his output.                  in contrast to Britain, where           New York where the device was
   The move has put a chill over         publishers broadly accept that          introduced, in this February 2009
New York publishing houses               they do not have the rights to the      file photo. Right: Self-help writer
already struggling to keep up with       e-book editions of older titles, and    Stephen Covey has given exclusive
the e-book revolution. One of            authors accept that they should         digital rights to Amazon for two of
their big fears is that of becoming      avoid offering e-books to other         his bestsellers.
separated from their backlists, the      publishers.
titles that act as the cash cows of          “There is a kind of gentleman’s     in an increasingly ungainly display
the industry, bringing in a steady       agreement,” said Anthony Goff,          of muscle, the big question is
and increasingly crucial income in       an agent with David Higham, who         what happens to authors and their
the insecure digital world.              heads the trade association for         readers, which is after all what the
   As jitters spread, some big           literary agents in the UK.              fuss is about.
publishers have moved to defend              One reason for panic in the US is      Bestselling names such as
what they claim is theirs — the          that there the e-book market has        Covey are likely to prosper, as will
digital rights to the backlist.          already grown to a significant size.    their fans who will benefit from
   Random House startled many            Almost $16mn of e-books were            knockdown prices. Amazon is
in the book world this week              sold in September, a year-on-year       selling some titles for as little as
by sending a letter to agents            growth of 171%.                         $7.99, massively below their paper
informing them that, in its view,            Amazon enjoys the lion’s share      price.
the publishing house holds the           of that market through its website         Less well-known authors have
exclusive rights to digital editions     and popular Kindle, and the deal        yet to reap any rewards.
of the “vast majority” of its            with Covey is an indication that           Paul Aiken, head of the Authors
backlist titles.                         it intends to tighten its grip. This    Guild, pointed out that most
   That made authors and their           year about 3mn e-readers have           e-book deals award authors 25%
agents see red. They pointed to          been sold in the US, a number that      of royalties, which, given the lower
a ruling by the New York courts          could double in 2010.                   costs of publishing digitally, is only
as far back as 2002 in which                 Although the Kindle is the          about a half of the accepted rate in
Random House itself failed in an         industry leader it is facing strong     print books.
attempt to block on e-book firm          competition from the Sony Reader           “Up to now that hasn’t been
from publishing works by the late        and the Nook, a new offering from       much of an issue, because the
William Styron, author of Sophie’s       book chain Barnes & Noble.              e-book market was so tiny,” Aiken
Choice, and Kurt Vonnegut. The               A further shake-up lies ahead       said. “Now that’s changing, and
ruling, upheld on appeal, found          when Apple wades in, as exected in      authors with clout are starting to
that copyright for books that were       the spring, with the Apple Tablet.      demand more.” — Guardian News
written before digital publishing            As these behemoths fight it out     & Media
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                                                                                                                   The indestructible
                                                                                                                   Mr Je rey Archer
                                                                                                                   By Robert McCrum




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                                                                                                                              ong before he was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury
                                                                                                                              in 2001, the Je rey Archer phenomenon was a puzzle to those
                                                                                                                              of us in the book world who thought we had seen it all. Leaving
                                                                                                                              aside a colourful personal life that reads like a trashy novelette
                                                                                                                              or an improbable adventure story, when it came to Archer’s own


A year of notable notes
                                                                                                                   literary e orts, there were so many unanswered questions.
                                                                                                                      Did he write the books himself? How many “editors” and ghosts were
                                                                                                                   involved? Did his thrillers really sell as well as his publisher (in those days,
                                                                                                                   HarperCollins) claimed? And finally, most troubling of all: how could any

John Timpane surveys new non iction, iction                                                                        sentient being willingly plough through Archer’s dreadful prose? When
                                                                                                                   Mrs Thatcher nominated his fiction as her favourite reading, was it a rare
                                                                                                                   example of that even rarer thing — a Thatcherite joke? Surely the prime
                                                                                                                   minister could not be serious: had she, or her advisers, ever tried actually
and poetry that made a splash, plus the                                                                            to read — in the sense of turning one page after another an Archer novel?
                                                                                                                      To open one of his books was to risk being assaulted by a hectic claque of
                                                                                                                   cliche, mixed metaphor, implausibility, solecism and sheer, unadulterated
return of a classic page-turner.                                                                                   stodginess su cient to send most readers screaming in breathless delirium
                                                                                                                   to the mature, lucid and urgent pages of Barbara Cartland or Enid Blyton.




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                                                                                                                      But now, after his detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, there is an even
          o review means “to see again, and to
                                        ”                                                                          bigger Archer conundrum to grapple with. The disgraced, the humiliated,
          review 2009 means to see again a lot of                                                                  the exposed author of Kane and Abel is still here! Incredibly, despite
          great books and a lot of great reviews:                                                                  everything that fate and the media have thrown at him, he’s back in
                                                                                                                   business, like some indestructible cartoon character.
               • Nonfiction. Ours is often called                                                                      Archer’s latest novel, Paths of Glory, a fictionalised version of George
an age of nonfiction, and that’s the truth. Timothy                                                                 Mallory’s fatal 1924 ascent of Everest, has not only done better than
Egan, one of America’s best nonfiction writers,                                                                     expected in the pre-Christmas free-for-all, it’s also been optioned
published The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and                                                                        for the movies. Archer himself has announced, with scarcely a hint of
the Fire That Saved America (Houghton Mi in                                                                        irony or embarrassment, that he is going to submit the texts of his early
Harcourt, $27), a story of a huge fire that spawned                                                                 work (for example, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less and First Among
the modern conservationist movement. Our                                                                           Equals) to authorial revision. And finally — the icing on this preposterous,
reviewer, ecologist Rick Bass, called it “a remarkable                                                             humungous gateau — he has just concluded an £18mn deal for “a modern
story, filled with fantastic characters, cowardice and                                                                             ,
                                                                                                                   Forsyte Saga” a series entitled The Clifton Chronicles, with the publishers,
heroism.  ”                                              plight as they are impressive in their wide-ranging       Macmillan.
   Among many big, true books, few are truer, or         intellectual curiosity and expertise. ”                      You could hardly make it up.
bigger, than William Vollman’s magisterial Imperial         British writer Nick Hornby returns to his                 Along with many who watched his fall from grace in 2001, I had
(Viking, $55), a panoramic survey of California’s        great comic theme, the fan’s life, in Juliet Naked        assumed that those years in prison would see the end of our hero. Wrongly,
Imperial Valley and those who make their lives there.    (Riverhead Books, $25.95), which reviewer and             I imagined that the reading public would lose interest, finding other, and
Reviewer Andrew Ervin wrote that Imperial, along         novelist Jane Smiley called “both insightful and          superior, storytellers. His publishers would turn their backs on damaged
with its companion book, Imperial: Photographs           hilarious. ”                                              goods, and Archer himself would read the writing on the wall and call it a
(Power House, $55), “provides an amazing and                African fiction had a breakout year, with               day. How misguided we all were!
unparalleled contribution to our understanding of        Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The               Instead, what happened — and it’s a tribute to Archer’s iron self-belief,
who and what we are as a nation.  ”                      Thing Around Your Neck (Knopf, $24.95) and                his determination to keep writing come hell or high water, and perhaps
   Blockbuster memoirs studded the year, none            Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah’s lacerating story        the unusual spark that animates his peculiar creativity was that his jail
bigger than the posthumous True Compass: A               collection, An Elegy for Easterly (Faber & Faber,         sentence turned out to be the making of his sentences. His three-volume
Memoir by Edward M Kennedy (Twelve, $35),                $23).                                                     prison diaries are not to be compared to De Profundis or any other classic
which historian Sean Wilentz called “an a ecting            Want one of the all-time page-turners? It has          of prison literature, but incarceration did have a purging e ect on his
                              ”
story of triumph and tragedy, “a testament to his        just been reissued. Umberto Eco, who writes the           prose. It became truer, leaner, sharper, less bombastic and — though this is
                         ”
resolve and persistence, and also a “recognition of      introduction, says it’s one of the most poorly written    not saying much — better.
all that has vanished with him. ”                        of all the classics. Except you can’t stop reading! One      So now, as 2010 approaches, Archer is readying himself to embark on the
   And could we forget Going Rogue: An American          for long winter nights, fire roaring, blanket wrapped      first of his five-volume Forsyte sequence, based on the adventures of Harry
Life, by former GOP vice-presidential candidate          round your legs. And a whole lot of fun. Alexandre        Clifton (Archer grew up in Weston-super-Mare), a man who moves from
Sarah Palin (HarperCollins, $28.99)? This publishing     Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (Knopf/                  humble beginnings to become a wealthy and successful tycoon.
sensation is attracting controversy for its author’s     Everyman, $25.95).                                           Given Archer’s record, I’m not going to be so foolhardy as to suggest that
self-portrait and views on the 2008 elections.              And the Library of America keeps churning out          this will be more of the same. He may be no John Galsworthy, but Archer
   But there must also be basketball. Megastar           its unparalleled series of US great writers, with         undeniably understands the dynamics of popular storytelling, and has
LeBron James and writer Buzz Bissinger have given        collections this year of Raymond Carver, John             already given his critics an enjoyable cli hanger.
us Shooting Stars (Penguin, $26.95), the story of        Cheever, Philip K Dick, Manny Farber, A J Liebling,          Can he get away with it again? Time will tell. — Guardian News & Media
James’ path to NBA stardom. Reviewer Bill Lyon           Abraham Lincoln, and Thornton Wilder.
called it an unflinching, deftly done “coming-of-age
tale.”                                                      • A poetic year. It was a year of huge, much-
   And Adam Gopnik’s Angels and Ages: A Short            needed anthologies, including The Greek Poets:
Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life               Homer to the Present, edited by Peter Constantine,
(Knopf, $24.95) made a brilliant, stylish argument       Rachel Hadas, Edmund Keeley, and Karen Van Dyck
that these two men were the great beginners of the       (Norton, $39.95) and The Oxford Book of Latin
contemporary condition.                                  American Poetry, edited by Cecilia Vicuna and
                                                         Ernesto Livon Grosman (Oxford University Press,
   • Fiction. Eminent Canadian Margaret                  $49.95)
Atwood brought out The Year of the Flood (Nan               The C P Cavafy: Collected Poems, edited
Talese/Doubleday, $26.95), a post-apocalyptic            exquisitely by Daniel Mendelsohn (Knopf, $35),
tale. Reviewer Abby Frucht called it a “sad              assembles this fine poet’s work in a definitive
but exhilarating work” in which “finally, and             collection. Pulitzer-winner Franz Wright scored
wonderfully, Atwood’s warmth prevails.     ”             again with Wheeling Motel (Knopf, $26.95).
   Yiyun Li’s The Vagrants (Random House, $25) is        Reviewer Anis Shivani wrote that these poems “find
a lacerating look at life in post-Cultural Revolution    continuity in a faith whose sincerity and clarity
China. Reviewer Daniel Torday hailed this first novel                       ”
                                                         are indisputable. Poet Miriam Kotzin published
as a “masterful” book full of “simple brushstrokes       Reclaiming the Dead (New American, $14.95).
and cutting acuity.”                                     Louise Gluck o ers Village Life (Farrar, Straus
   Geo Dyer’s Je in Venice, Death in Varanasi            & Giroux, $26). And then there’s John Updike’s
(Pantheon, $24) is sort of two novels, sort of a         Endpoint and Other Poems (Knopf, $25), a last
memoir. It’s also brilliant. Reviewer Dan DeLuca         word, praised by reviewer Frank Fitzpatrick for
lauds this writer whose works are “often as hilarious    its heft, brilliance, and poignant power. — The
in ri ng on the self-loathing slacker writer’s           Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT
                                                                                                                   *   Je rey Archer: His rise has been a tribute to his iron self-belief.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       South
   bollywood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stylists have designs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            — as film directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By Shilpa Raina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and views. “There are times when you want to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 throw light on some subjects that have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Growing young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on the wrong side of 40s, is trying hard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       scene

Big-budget blues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 misinterpreted by media or filmmakers; this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 medium is the best way to reach out to people,   ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to look younger and with good reason.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In a Malayalam film called Casanova he




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ce stylists like Sabysachi            Jain explained.                                        is paired with not one but three young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra            Young designer Nitin Bal Chauhan, who               actresses, including Sameera Reddy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           are eyeing Bollywood with plans       tries to express his feelings through his clothes,     Lakshmi Rai. The other one is Roma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to direct movies on romance, art      prefers making a documentary. He directed              Besides, in a Hindi film, Mohanlal is acting
Recession, a producer-multiplex strike, and a                                                                                                                                                                                                              and more. Though their numbers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            are still small, fashion designers turning movie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lost or Found (2006) that was nominated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for best cinematography at The Art House in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opposite the very desirable Priyanka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chopra. The actor has approached an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            directors seems to be quite the fad.                 Singapore as part of the Asian Festival of First       Ayurvedic (traditional herbal therapy)
string of duds led to one of the worst years                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kolkata-based Mukherjee has said that he is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ready with the script for his directorial debut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Films 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For Chauhan, expressing his emotions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        centre in Kerala to ensure that his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wrinkles are ‘wiped clean’ and he looks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and that he has also finalised the actors and         through documentaries is much better than              young as never before.
for the Hindi film industry. By Robin Bansal                                                                                                                                                                                                producer for his venture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Calling it a natural progression, Mukherjee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 directing a movie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “I am more comfortable directing                    Christmas attraction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            told IANS: “I won’t reveal much about my             documentaries — they are short and to the




T
            he Hindi film industry never           So far 120-odd films have released,                                                                                                                                                        project, but all I can say is the idea to direct a   point. They are the best way to express what           After starring in Rosshan Andrrews’
            had it so bad. Recession, a        but hits are few and far between.                                                                                                                                                            movie is not new. I wanted to do it for a long       you feel about certain topics and don’t require        directorial debut film Udayananu Tharam,
            producer-multiplex strike,         Movies that made business include                                                                                                                                                            time and it is just a matter of right time.  ”                                ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 that much investment, he said.                         a highly successful attempt, Mohanlal
            and a string of duds led to        low-budget ones like Raaz — The                                                                                                                                                                 Mukherjee, who designed for movies like              “It’s just a mode of expression. If you want to     once again teams up with the director            Gururaja International banner, the Tamil
            one of the worst years for         Mystery Continues, Dev D, 13-B,                                                                                                                                                              Black, Baabul and Paa, said his film will have        express something and know how to do it, you           in the upcoming Malayalam film, Ividam           version has been titled Raja Leelai.
Bollywood. Experts say it suffered a loss      Phoonk, New York, Wake Up Sid,                                                                                                                                                               nothing to do with the fashion industry; it                                ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 can go ahead with it, he added.                        Swargamanu, which will hit theatres this         “Heavily inspired” by Sidney Furie’s 1982
of about Rs7bn in 2009.                        Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.                                                                                                                                                                  would be based on the life of a painter.                In 2007, Mumbai-based designer Vikram               Christmas. The script is by James Albert,        horror film The Entity, Hawa, which hit
   “2009 has been a disastrous year               Big-starrer and big-budget films                                                                                                                                                              His colleague, designer Rahul Jain of the         Phadnis too had talked about his plans to              who proved his talent with Classmates            theatres in 2003, begins with a divorcee
for the Hindi film industry. We’ve had          like Love Aaj Kal, Kaminey, Wanted,                                                                                                                                                          label Sirali, is however making a film on the         direct, but hasn’t started working on the              and Cycle.                                       (Tabu) moving into her new bungalow
everything, from swine flu, cricket             All The Best, and De Dana Dan too                                                                                                                                                            fashion world and the idea struck him after he       project.                                                                                                with her younger brother, two daughters
matches, elections to a strike against the     clicked at the box office.                                                                                                                                                                   watched Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion.                    Phadnis too is associated with the Hindi film        Wake up call                                     and a dog. Tabu and her family start
industry this time, trade analyst Taran
                    ”                             Films like Luck By Chance, Firaaq,                  ”
                                                                                            declined, Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of                                                                                                              “Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to make         industry — he designed for movies like Mujhse                                                           hearing and seeing things. An invisible
Adarsh told IANS over phone from               Gulaal and Quick Gun Murugun couldn’t        UTV Motion Pictures, told IANS over                                                                                                             a movie. It was just a matter of time. After         Shaadi Karoge, Salaam Namaste and Salaam-              A Konkani film Jaagor (Awakening)                spirit soon takes a fancy to Tabu.
Mumbai.                                        get the cash registers ringing, but          phone from Mumbai.                                                                                                                              watching Fashion, I decided to go ahead with         E-Ishq. — IANS                                         speaks against fertile, agricultural land
   “And then we had major flops like            received appreciation from audiences            Adarsh, however, felt “the two main                                                                                                          my dream. It was a very bad movie. I didn’t like                                                            being sold in the name of development.           Dressing modestly
Chandni Chowk To China, Aladin and             and critics alike.                           reasons for the industry’s debacle this                                                                                                                  ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            it at all, said Jain.                                                                                       Issues of farming, pollution, special
Kurbaan to name a few. People have lost           The first few months were spent            year have been the remuneration of                                                                                                                 “I’m making this movie just to break the                                                                 economic zones, encroachments and                Glam star Namita has said she likes to
almost 75-100% for a movie. Though             reeling under recession. Then came           actors and corporates that acquired                                                                                                             notion that fashion is only about glamour. A lot                                                            problems of migration depicted in the            don the Tamil traditional costume of a
the actual losses cannot be accounted, it      another blow in the form of the film          movies at exorbitant prices, leading to                                                                                                         of hard work goes behind it. The movie will talk                                                            film can happen anywhere, the film’s             half-sari and long skirt, if she gets the
is huge and more than Rs500-700 crore          producers-distributors’ tussle with          doomsday.   ”                                                                                                                                   about the pain, agony and discrimination that                                                               writer-producer Damodar Naik, who is             chance. She was speaking at the audio
              ”
(Rs5bn-7bn), he added.                         multiplexes over revenue sharing. It            “The costing this year was the biggest                                                                                                       goes into this fashion circuit. It is not based on                                                          also a local BJP MLA, says. He says his          launch of Nil Gavani Ennai Kathalai,
   Film critic Omar Qureshi echoed the         led to a two-month strike — from April       spoilsport. It was so huge that it ruined                                                                                                       any fiction but all that I have observed, seen                                                               film is not anti-development. “It only           where lyricist Snehan, suggested that
same.                                          4 to June 5 — and witnessed a virtual        the industry. The industry was thrown                                                                                                                                       ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and dared to talk about, he added.                                                                          creates awareness among farmers that             lots of young Tamil girls would follow suit
   “It has been one of the bad years.          drought of movies. During that period,       to the lions because of actors’ fees and                                                                                                           Jain is currently working on the script and                                                              they should not sell their fertile land,” Naik   if she chose to go traditional. Nil Gavani
Unfortunately, some of the big movies          gap fillers like Coffee House, 99, Suno Na    it was very difficult for the producers to                                                                                                      plans to work on post-production next year.                                                                 points out.                                      Ennai Kathalai, directed by Pramod and
failed this year. Even Diwali, when we         and Detective Naani were released.                                      ”
                                                                                            recover the investments, he said.                                                                                                                  Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra too                                                                                                                    Pappan, is a tri-lingual movie, starring
release the biggest movies of the year,           As soon as the strike got over, cricket      Most big-budget films received                                                                                                                wants to try his luck in the film business by                                                                Mrinal Sen honoured                              Namitha, Kalabhavan Mani and Bala in
was such a disappointment with failures        matches and elections started, leading       tremendous openings courtesy round                                                                                                              going behind the camera.                                                                                                                                     the lead.
in Blue and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna.”             to low footfalls in theatres.                the clock promotions but fell flat at the                                                                                                           “I very much want to do that. But fashion                                                                Veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen was
   The year started with not-so-                  Bollywood events also took a nose         box office.                                                                                                                                     shows, movies and personal clients keep me so                                                               honoured at the 14th International Film          Ileana’s comeback
happening movies like The President Is
Coming, Bad Luck Govind, Kaashh...
Mere Hote — none of them could ignite
                                               dive in the wake of swine flu which
                                               led to the closing of cinema halls
                                               temporarily as well as cancellation of
                                                                                               Some of them were 8X10 Tasveer, Kal
                                                                                            Kissne Dekha, Kambakkht Ishq, Luck,
                                                                                            Dil Bole Hadippa! and What’s Your
                                                                                                                                         *  Salman Khan-starrer Wanted (top) and the comedy Wake Up Sid starring Ranbir
                                                                                                                                         Kapoor and Konkona Sen (above) were among the few hits this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            busy that I find it difficult to take out time and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work on it. Hopefully, I will start the process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            next year,” Malhotra told IANS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        contribution to cinema. A retrospective of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sen’s seven films was the highlight of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ileana (pictured) has convinced herself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that she needs to do more films, though
the box office.                                shootings.                                   Raashee?.                                       They also suggest some revival            movie Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani that                     “It will be a love story. I can’t reveal much                                                            film festival.                                   at a (big) price. After a three year gap,
   It was followed by massively                   “The year has been a tough one               Bollywood now awaits the much-            strategy in the new year.                    worked wonders.”                                      about it. Just wait and watch,” he added.                                                                                                                    the actress has signed a Tamil film. But
promoted big budgets like Warner Bros          because of a couple of reasons. First,       talked about Three Idiots, which is             Qureshi said: “We must look at               Said Roy Kapoor, “2010 should                         Malhotra has designed for movies like Raja                                                               Tabu in Tamil                                    her fee is said to be phenomenal. She
co-production — Rs510mn Chandni                for three months there were no releases      releasing on December 25. Trade pundits      reinventing scripts with a good story        be high on creativity and hope the                    Hindustani, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch                                                                                                                is acting opposite Vikram and the film
Chowk To China, Shah Rukh Khan’s               which caused a dent and a lot of movies      hope that the Aamir Khan-starrer             and a good star cast. You cannot insult      production costs come down and                        Kuch Hota Hai, Dhadkan, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai,                                                                 Hindi actress Tabu is all set to speak in        is being directed by Vikram Kumar.
home production, the Rs230mn Billu,
and UTV’s Rs450mn Delhi 6 — all of
them failed at the ticket window.
                                               bunched up that further ate one
                                               another’s revenues. Then, because of
                                               the abundance of movies, audiences
                                                                                            repeats the same success story that
                                                                                            Ghajini created when it was released last
                                                                                            year on the same day.
                                                                                                                                         the audience now and take them for
                                                                                                                                         granted. You have to make intelligent
                                                                                                                                         movies. Look at a very intelligent stupid
                                                                                                                                                                                      a model is developed that is more
                                                                                                                                                                                      effective than it was ever before.” —
                                                                                                                                                                                      IANS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ho.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               According to Jain, big screen is the best way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to reach out to people and present your ideas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *    Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 actresses Priety Zinta (left) and Kajol: Filmmaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the making
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tamil. Her hit film, Hawa is soon to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dubbed into the south Indian language.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To be released by Hamsa Lingam on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The actress who is the highest paid in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Telugu cinema, is choosy about her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         assignments.— Nidhi Nair


Noughties remembered ... 2003




January 16                                   January 22                                February 26                               March 20                                  April 6                                     June 4                                    July 18                                     July 22                                    October 31                                       December 13
STS-107: Space shuttle Columbia is           Osama bin Laden escapes the               An American businessman is                The 2003 invasion of Iraq begins.         In an historic step, Qatari nationals       Domestic diva Martha Stewart and          The body of David Kelly, a scientist at     Qusay (left) and Uday Hussain, sons of     Mahathir Mohamed resigns as Prime                Saddam Hussain, former president
launched on what turns out to be its         Afghan mountain region of Tora Bora,      admitted to the Vietnam France                                                      above the age of 18 vote in a               her broker are indicted for using         Britain’s Ministry of Defence, is found     Saddam Hussain, are killed by the US       Minister of Malaysia after 22 years in           of Iraq, is captured in Tikrit by the
last flight as it disintegrates during       simply by entrusting his Moroccan         Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam with the                                                 referendum on the draft permanent           privileged investment information         a few miles from his home, leading to       military in Iraq, after being tipped off   power.                                           US 4th Infantry Division, who seized
re-entry over Texas, killing all seven       bodyguard Abdullah Tabarak with his       first identified case of Severe Acute                                               constitution. An estimated 24,000           and then obstructing a federal            the Hutton inquiry.                         by an informant.                                                                            the bedraggled former leader as he
astronauts onboard, on February 1.           mobile phone and instructing him to       Respiratory Syndrome (Sars). He later                                               eligible voters cast their ballots; 96.6%   investigation. Stewart also resigns                                                                                                                                               huddled in a hole under an adobe hut
                                             make numerous phone calls to throw        succumbed to the disease.                                                           said “Yes” to the constitution.             as chairperson and chief executive                                                                                                                                                near his hometown.
                                             his American pursuers off his trail.                                                                                                                                      officer of Martha Stewart Living.
tv listings
23/12/09
                                                                                                *   Anti-clockwise from left: Rakhi ka
                                                                                                Swayamvar, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya
                                                                                                Hi Kijo and Bandini were popular
                                                                                                with Indian TV watchers this year.




Rural backdrops, reality                                                                                                   6. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
                                                                                                                        (STAR Plus)— Speaking volumes
                                                                                                                        about Indian tradition and culture,
                                                                                                                        the show narrates the story of
                                                                                                                                                                   9. Dance India Dance (Zee
                                                                                                                                                                 TV) — After the success of its first
                                                                                                                                                                 season this year, the dance show
                                                                                                                                                                 has already entered its second



shows rocked Indian TV
                                                                                                                        love finding its way into arranged       season.
                                                                                                                        marriages and how two strangers            It has three popular
                                                                                                                        bond and blossom together                choreographers, Terrence Lewis,
                                                                                                                        after entering matrimony. Lead           Remo D’Souza and Geeta Kapoor,
                                                                                                                        characters Naitik and Akshara have       who train 18 contestants in dance
                                                                                                                        become household names.                  forms like ballet, acrobatics,
                                       to sustain her engagement to            Indian government expressed its                                                   mid-air dancing, contemporary,
By Radhika Bhirani                     Toronto-based businessman Elesh         ire against “vulgarity” on the show,        7. Bigg Boss 3 (Colors) — In its      Bollywood and hip-hop. Yesteryear
                                       Parujanwala, whom she found             it hasn’t stopped the channel from       third season, Bigg Boss promised         superstar Mithun Chakraborty




S
                                       through the show.                       planning its second season.              to get bigger and it certainly did       has joined the show as the grand
           oap operas crowded the                                                                                       by roping in megastar Amitabh            master.
           small screen, but it was       2. Balika Vadhu (Colors) —              4. Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi          Bachchan to host it. The show
           Balika Vadhu and Bandini    Set in rural Rajasthan, the family      Kijo (Zee TV) — Another top rated        started with a mix of 12 celebrities,       10. Bidaai (STAR Plus) — This
           —serials with a rural       drama changed the face of Indian        rural-based show Agle Janam...           including Rakhi Sawant’s mother          serial questions whether life is
           backdrop — that were the    television in 2008 and continued        revolves around the plight of a poor     Jaya, Bhojpuri actor Kamaal Rashid       happier for fair-skinned people. It
big hits. Reality shows like Sach Ka   to rule the charts this year with its   girl Laali who strives to help her       Khan and Vindu Dara Singh. It            is the parallel story of two sisters —
Saamna and Rakhi Ka Swayamvar          gripping script. It deals with grave    family financially. But she is later     provided ample drama.                    Sadhna and Ragini and shows how
also found many takers in 2009.        social issues like child marriage,      sold off to a rich landlord by her                                                their looks determine the quality of
                                       perils of teen pregnancy and            parents. The show has proved to             8. Bandini (NDTV Imagine) —           their lives.
  IANS picks 10 fiction and            mismatched marriage.                    be a worthy replacement for the          Based in a Gujarat village, the Balaji
non-fiction shows that captivated                                              hugely popular soap Kasamh Se.           Telefilms production, Bandini,              Shows like Khatron Ke Khiladi
audiences despite cricket matches.        3. Sach Ka Saamna (STAR Plus)                                                 is about a young girl Santu who          2, India’s Got Talent, Uttaran
                                       — The Indian version of popular            5. Dance Premier League               is forced to marry a much older          and Na Aana Iss Des Laado
   1. Rakhi Ka Swayamvar (NDTV         American reality show The Moment        (Sony)— This big ticket dance            Dharam Raj, played by seasoned           on Colors, Iss Jungle Se Mujhe
Imagine) — ‘Item girl’ Rakhi           of Truth, Sach Ka Saamna hosted         show not only brought actress            actor Ronit Roy. The show traces         Bachao and Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa
Sawant left India shocked when         by Rajeev Khandelwal featured           Rani Mukerji to the small screen         Santu’s trials and tribulations          3 on Sony, Aap Ki Kachehri and
she decided to find a suitable life    contestants who had to answer           but also provided a platform to          while adjusting with the family and      Perfect Bride on STAR Plus and
partner through the reality show.      21 questions, the authenticity          dancing teams from different zones       how love surfaces between her and        Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV also
It brought unprecedented TRPs          of which was determined by a            across India. The show is nearing        her husband. The show is liked for       made for good entertainment
for the channel, but Rakhi failed      polygraph machine. Though the           its finale.                              its simplicity.                          this year. — IANS
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      Ke                          0600    Worst Week              0530   The Playlist            QBS English Service               News
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      Kehlata Hai                 1200    Cops                    1100   Loop                    0900 London Line             1402 Sharp Public Demand
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 1230 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai        1700    7th Heaven              2100   [V] Plug                2005 Nic’s Nu Tunes          0550 Sports Roundup
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 1430 Hamari Devrani              2030    Cops                    0100   [V] Plug                0725 Expresso                0720 Sports Roundup
 1500 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat       2100    The Simpsons            0130   The Playlist            1345 Sports without          0730 The World Today
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 2130 Shraddha                                                                                   1945 Bazm-e-Ahbab            1230 Business Daily
 2200 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai         National Geo                    The History Ch                      Saif-ur-Rehman         1250 Sports Roundup
 2230 Ek Nayee Zindagi                                                                           2015 Poetry & Songs          1300 BBC News
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 0030 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat            Ness S2-12                 0910 Deep Sea Detectives       Radio Asia                   1440 Analysis
 0100 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai        0800 Warzone Gone Wild               (Year 3)                  Malayalam Service            1450 Sports Roundup
 0130 Sapna Babul Ka              0900 Kings Cross Fire S2.5 -    1000 Battles B.C.              0500 Manjurukum Pular        1500 BBC News
      Bidaai                           4                          1055 Human Weapon                     Kalam                 1505 Newshour
 0200 Yeh Rishta Kya              1000 Return Of The Natives      1150 Battle Stations (Yr 3)    0530 Life Magazine           1600 BBC News
      Kehlata Hai                 1100 Naked Science -Loch        1240 Ufo Files (Year 3)        0605 Keraleeyam              1605 Documentary
 0230 Disney Time Fillmore             Ness S2-12                 1330 Lost Worlds (Year 2)      0700 Sarasakeralam           1630 Health Check
 0300 Lilo & Stitch               1200 Nat Geo Junior -Wild       1420 Cities Of The             0800 Hello Rainbow           1700 BBC News
 0330 Seva Ganga                       Chronicles 2                    Underworld 3              0900 GMG                     1705 Outlook
 0400 Ek Nayee Zindagi            1230 What Would Happen          1510 Deep Sea Detectives       1000 Comedy Serial           1730 The Strand
 0430 Sabki Laadli Bebo                If... 3                         (Year 3)                  1100 Daily Diary             1800 BBC News
                                  1300 World’s Deadliest          1600 Battles B.C.              1305 Sneha Veedu             1805 World Briefing
                                       Animals -Forests S3-1      1655 Human Weapon              1330 Aardrabhavangal         1840 Business Daily
                                  1400 Seconds From               1750 Battle Stations (Yr 3)    1357 Nam Engottu             1900 BBC News
                                       Disaster -Kings Cross      1840 Ufo Files (Year 3)        1420 Atlas Daily SI          1905 World Briefing
  TCM                                  Fire S2.5 - 4              1930 Lost Worlds (Year 2)      1500 Viva Dhaparvam          1920 World Business News
                                  1500 About Asia -Malaysian      2020 Cities Of The             1530 Quiz Time               1930 World Briefing
 0500 The Secret Of My
                                       Journey with Jason              Underworld 3              1600 Kerala Link             1940 Analysis
      Success (1965)
                                       Scott Lee                  2110 Deep Sea Detectives       1702 Snehithare Ithile       1950 Sports Roundup
 0640 Father’s Little
                                  1600 Rhino Rescue                    (Year 3)                  1800 Hotline                 2000 BBC News
      Dividend (1951)
                                  1700 World’s Deadliest          2200 How The Earth Was         1900 Sneha Sandeshan         2030 Europe Today
 0800 Father Of The Bride
                                       Animals Desert To               Made                      2000 Nenchil Ninte Ran       2100 BBC News
      (1950)
                                       Grassland S3-2             2255 Specials - 2 Hrs (Year           gam                   2105 World, Have Your Say
 0935 Moonfleet (1955)
                                  1800 Animals At The Edge             3)                        2100 Isai Malai              2200 BBC News
 1100 Vengeance Valley
                                  1900 World’s Deadliest          0040 Ancient Discoveries 3     2130 Uravaum Padalum         2205 World Briefing
      (1951)
                                       Animals Forests S3-1       0130 Lost Worlds (Year 2)      2215 Ragamrutham             2220 World Business News
 1225 Meet Me In St. Louis
                                  2000 Wild Wednesday             0220 Mummy Forensics           2300 Songs                   2235 World Briefing
      (1944)
                                       -Rhino Rescue              0310 Rome Rise And Fall Of                                  2240 Analysis
 1415 It Happened At The
                                  2100 Wild Wednesday                  An Empire                 Asianet Radio 648AM          2250 Sports Roundup
      World’s Fair (1963)
                                       -World’s Deadliest         0400 How The Earth Was         Malayalam Service            2300 BBC News
 1600 High Society (1956)
                                       Animals Desert To               Made                      1000 Opening and Holy        2305 Documentary
 1745 Young Bess (1953)
                                       Grassland S3-2             0455 Specials - 2 Hrs (Year          Qur’an                 2330 Health Check
 1935 Arena (1953)
                                  2200 Animals At The Edge             3)                        1010 Good Morning            0000 BBC News
 2050 Forbidden Planet
                                  2300 About Asia -Malaysian                                           Gulf                   0005 Newshour
      (1956)
                                       Journey with Jason                                        1040 Sneha Sandesam          0100 BBC News
 2230 The Screening
                                       Scott Lee                                                 1100 News Headlines          0105 Outlook
      Room
                                  0000 Rhino Rescue                                              1105 Daily Serial            0130 The Strand
 2300 Butterfield 8 (1960)
                                  0100 World’s Deadliest                                         1135 Film India              0200 BBC News
 0045 Shoot The Moon
                                       Animals Desert To                                         1200 Hot News                0205 Documentary
 0250 The Screening
                                       Grassland S3-2                                            1210 Mayuri Tex              0240 Health Check
      Room
                                  0200 Animals At The Edge                                       1235 Lulu
 0320 The Secret Of My
                                  0300 Naked Science                                                   Kudumbasamedham
      Success (1965)
                                                                                                 1300 Hitachi
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 Super Movies                       America Plus                   BBC Ent                       Cinema City
0500    Red Riding 1980            0500 The O.C.                  0505 The Life Of Mammals      0500 Lost ( Cct )
0700    The Visitor                0600 Good Morning America      0605 Cash In The Attic Set    0630 Us Top 10 2009-2010
0900    The New World                   2006 Amp Repeat                2                        0700 Memories Of An
1120    The Nines                  0900 Gilmore Girls (701-722)   0635 Bargain Hunt                  Invisible Man
1300    Fearless (Sm)              1000 Ally Mcbeal Season 1      0720 Tweenies Set 13          0900 Eavesdrop
1500    Good Witch, The                 (101-123)                 0740 Little Robots Series 3   1100 Brokedown Palace
1700    Waitress                   1100 The O.C.                       &4                       1300 The Seven Of Daran
1900    Taking Chance              1200 One Tree Hill             0815 The Roly Mo Show              Battle Of Pareo Rock
2030    Us Top 10 2009-2010        1300 Gilmore Girls (701-722)        Set 3                    1500 Hard Ball
2100    Shadows In Paradise        1400 Ally Mcbeal Season 1      0830 Tikkabilla Set 1         1655 Heartbreakers
2300    The Oxford Murders              (101-123)                 0900 Tweenies Set 13          1900 Enemies Among Us
0100    Donkey Punch               1500 Good Morning America      0920 Little Robots Series 3        (Cct)
0300    The Oxford Murders              2006 Amp                       &4                       2100 Park
                                   1730 What’s The Buzz           0930 Teletubbies Set 1        2230 Us Top 10 2009-2010
                                   1800 In Plain Sight Season 2   0955 The Roly Mo Show         2300 Familiar Strangers
                                        (201-215)                      Set 3                    0100 The Darkroom
                                   1900 Big Love                  1010 Tikkabilla Set 1         0230 Us Top 10 2009-2010
                                   2000 Dollhouse (101 -113)      1040 Little Robots Series 3   0300 Park
                                   2100 Smallville                     &4                       0430 Us Top 10 2009-2010
                                   2200 Smallville                1050 Bargain Hunt
                                   2300 Supernatural              1135 Ancient Rome - The
                                   0000 Dollhouse (101 -113)           Rise & Fall Of An
                                   0100 Smallville                     Empire                    Star Movies
                                   0200 The O.C.                  1500 Bargain Hunt             0535 The Sixth Man
                                   0300 Er                        1545 Cash In The Attic Set    0725 City On Fire
                                   0400 Ally Mcbeal Season 1           2                        0845 Vip Access
                                        (101-123)                 1615 Antiques Roadshow        0915 Lava Storm
                                                                  1950 Model Gardens            1050 Wrong Turn 2 Dead
                                                                  2010 Antiques Roadshow             End
                                                                  2245 Mine All Mine            1220 Species Ii
                                                                  2345 Casualty Set 2           1350 Me, Myself And Irene
                                                                  0035 Casualty Set 2           1540 The Perfect Assistant
                                                                  0215 Ancient Rome - The       1715 Cousin Bette
                                                                       Rise & Fall Of An        1900 Tuck Everlasting
                                                                       Empire                   2030 Four Weddings And A
                                                                  0305 Mine All Mine                 Funeral
                                                                  0405 Casualty Set 2           2205 Garfield Gets Real
                                                                  0455 Casualty Set 2           2325 The Perfect Assistant
                                                                  0635 Bargain Hunt             0100 Father Hood
                                                                  0720 Tweenies Set 13          0235 Tuck Everlasting
                                                                                                0405 Lava Storm

                                                                                                                             Patriotic theme: Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is d
                                                                                                                             when a sadistic British officer murders his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger)

 Orbit News                         Sky News                       Discovery Ch                  Animal Planet               Extreme Sports                      CNN International
0700    Nbc Nightly News          0630     Cbs News               0540   How It’s Made          0525   Animal Cops           0500 Ride Guide Snow               0500    World Report
0735    Abc Nightline Live        0700     News On The Hour       0605   Ultimate Survival             Phoenix               0600 Kiteboard Pro World           0600    Anderson Cooper 360
0805    Abc World News            0900     Sunrise                0700   Really Big Things      0645   Monkey Business            Tour 2008                     0700    World Report
0830    Nbc Nightly News          1200     The Live Desk          0755   Rides                  0710   Into The Pride        0630 Kiteboard Pro World           0730    Inside Africa
0900    Newshour Pbs              1300     Sky Today              0850   Overhaulin’            0800   Wildlife Sos               Tour 2008                     0800    World Report
1000    Abc Nightline             1600     The Live Desk          0945   How It’s Made          0825   Pet Rescue            0800 Sacred Ride                   0830    Backstory
1030    Nbc Nightly News          1700     Afternoon Live         1010   Mythbusters            0850   The Crocodile         0830 Sacred Ride                   0900    World Report
1100    Abc World News Now        2000     Live At Five           1105   Ultimate Survival             Hunter Diaries        0930 Ticket To Ride 2008           1030    World Sport
        Live                      2200     Sky.Com News           1200   Destroyed In Seconds   0945   The Planet’s          1000 Ast Winter Dew Tour           1100    World Report
1130    Abc World News Now        2230     News, Sport And        1230   Destroyed In Seconds          Funniest Animals      1130 Quattro Int Events Gt         1130    World Business Today
        Live                               Weather                1255   How It’s Made          1010   The Planet’s               Academy 1                     1200    World Report
1200    Abc World News Now        2300     News, Sport And        1325   How It’s Made                 Funniest Animals      1200 Sacred Ride                   1230    The Screening Room
        Live                               Weather                1350   Fifth Gear             1040   Aussie Animal         1300 Ticket To Ride 2008           1300    Larry King
1230    Nbc Early Today Live      0000     News, Sport And        1415   Mythbusters                   Rescue                1400 Ride Guide Snow               1400    World Report
1300    Abc America This                   Weather                1510   Miami Ink              1105   Animal Cops           1430 Ride Guide Snow               1430    World Sport
        Morning Live              0100     Sky News At Ten        1605   Mythbusters                   Phoenix               1530 Quattro Int Events Gt         1500    World Report
1330    Abc America This          0200     News, Sport And        1700   Ultimate Survival      1155   Crocodile Hunter           Academy 1                     1600    Amanpour.
        Morning Live                       Weather                1800   Destroyed In Seconds   1250   Planet Earth          1600 Sacred Ride                   1630    Talkasia
1400    Abc America This          0300     Sky Midnight News      1830   Destroyed In Seconds   1345   Planet Earth          1630 Sacred Ride                   1700    World Business Today
        Morning Live              0330     Cbs News               1900   Overhaulin’            1440   Planet Earth          1700 Ticket To Ride 2008           1800    International Desk
1430    Nbc Early Today           0400     News On The Hour       2000   How It’s Made          1535   Planet Earth          1730 Ticket To Ride 2008           1900    The Brief
1500    Nbc The Today Show                                        2030   How It’s Made          1630   Planet Earth          1800 Ast Winter Dew Tour           1930    World Sport
        Live                                                      2100   Mythbusters            1725   Wildlife Sos          1900 Fim World Motocross           2000    Prism
1900    Abc News Now                                              2200   Time Warp              1750   Aussie Animal              Championships 2009            2030    The Screening Room
1930    Abc News Now                                              2300   Mythbusters                   Rescue                2000 Ride Guide Snow               2100    International Desk
2000    Msnbc Dr.Nancy Live                                       0000   Destroyed In Seconds   1820   Animal Cops           2030 Ride Guide Snow               2200    Quest Means Business
2100    Msnbc Andrea Mitchell                                     0030   Destroyed In Seconds          Philadelphia          2100 Ticket To Ride 2008           2300    Amanpour.
        Reports Live                                              0100   Miami Ink              1915   Planet Earth          2130 Ticket To Ride 2008           2330    World One
2200    Newshour Pbs                                              0200   Mythbusters            2010   Surviving Sharks      2200 Quattro Int Events            0000    Connect The World
2300    Msnbc Countdown                                           0255   Overhaulin’            2110   Animal Cops                Cape Epic 2009                0100    Backstory
        W/K. Olbermann                                            0350   Rides                         Phoenix               2230 Quattro Int Events Gt         0130    World Sport
2359    Abc News Now (Live)                                       0445   Mythbusters            2205   Untamed & Uncut            Academy 1                     0200    The Situation Room
0030    Abc News Now                                                                            2300   Planet Earth          2300 Fim World Motocross           0300    World Report
0100    Abc News Now (As                                                                        2355   Animal Cops                Championships 2009            0400    World Business Today
        Live)                                                                                          Philadelphia          0000 Strikeforce                   0430    World Sport
0130    Abc News Now                                                                            0050   Animal Cops           0100 Ast Winter Dew Tour
0150    Abc News Now                                                                                   Phoenix               0200 Quattro Int Events
0200    Abc Nightline                                                                           0145   Surviving Sharks           Cape Epic 2009
0230    Abc World News Live                                                                     0240   Untamed & Uncut       0230 Quattro Int Events Gt
        2009                                                                                    0335   Planet Earth               Academy 1
0300    Nbc Nightly News Live                                                                   0430   Animal Cops           0300 Strikeforce
0330    Abc World News                                                                                 Philadelphia          0400 Fim World Motocross
0400    Nbc The Today Show                                                                                                        Championships 2009
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                                                                          MGM                           Disney Channel                  Boomerang                        Showcomedy
                                                                         0615 Golden Gate (1994)       0510   Hannah Montana           0500 The Perils Of Penelope      0500    Less Than Perfect
                                                                         0745 Little Dorrit Part 1     0600   Higglytown Heroes             Pitstop                     0530    Will And Grace
                                                                              (1988)                   0635   Handy Manny              0550 Johnny Bravo                0630    Home Improvement
                                                                         1035 Little Dorrit Part 2     0700   Special Agent Oso        0615 Dexter’s Laboratory         0700    Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
                                                                              (1988)                   0745   Mickey Mouse             0705 The Jetsons                 0730    Three Sisters
                                                                         1335 Death Rides A Horse             Clubhouse                0730 The Flintstones             0830    8 Simple Rules...
                                                                              (1969)                   0810   Replacements             0855 Tom & Jerry                 0900    The Nanny
                                                                         1530 The Glory Stompers       0900   Suite Life On Deck       0945 Duck Dodgers                1000    Will And Grace
                                                                              (1967)                   0925   Wizards Of Waverly       1130 Hong Kong Phooey            1030    My Wife And Kids
                                                                         1655 After The Fox (1966)            Place                    1225 Popeye                      1100    Seinfeld
                                                                         1840 The Field (1990)         1010   Sonny With A Chance      1315 Dexter’s Laboratory         1130    8 Simple Rules...
                                                                         2030 Clifford (1994)          1100   I Got A Rocket           1405 Wacky Races                 1200    Three Sisters
                                                                         2200 Wild Bill (1995)         1145   Phineas And Ferb         1455 Dastardly And Muttley       1230    The Nanny
                                                                         2335 The King And Four        1210   Suite Life On Deck       1545 Tom & Jerry                 1300    Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
                                                                              Queens (1956)            1255   American Dragon          1635 Top Cat                     1330    Less Than Perfect
                                                                         0100 From Noon Till Three     1340   Famous Five              1720 Scooby Doo                  1430    Rita Rocks
                                                                              (1976)                   1405   Fairly Odd Parents       1800 Johnny Bravo                1500    Gavin And Stacey
                                                                         0240 I Shot Andy Warhol       1430   Phineas And Ferb         1900 Dexter’s Laboratory         1600    Three Sisters
                                                                              (1996)                   1515   I Got A Rocket           2000 Popeye                      1630    The Nanny
                                                                         0420 Madonna Truth Or Dare    1600   Hannah Montana           2020 The Perils Of Penelope      1730    8 Simple Rules...
                                                                              (1991)                   1625   Kim Possible                  Pitstop                     1800    Will And Grace
                                                                                                       1710   Phineas And Ferb         2045 King Arthur’s Disasters     1830    My Wife And Kids
                                                                                                       1735   Suite Life On Deck       2110 The Jetsons                 1900    Seinfeld
                                                                                                       1825   Hannah Montana           2135 The Flintstones             1930    Rita Rocks
                                                                                                       1845   Fairly Odd Parents       2200 Looney Tunes                2000    Til Death
                                                                                                       1925   Suite Life On Deck       2225 Tom & Jerry                 2030    Friends
                                                                                                       1950   Wizards Of Waverly       2250 The Scooby Doo Show         2100    The Daily Show With
                                                                                                              Place                    2315 Hong Kong Phooey                    Jon Stewart
                                                                                                       2040   Hannah Montana           2340 Tex Avery                   2130    The Colbert Report
                                                                                                       2105   The Suite Life Of Zack   0000 Top Cat                     2200    Weeds
                                                                                                              And Cody                 0025 Wacky Races                 2230    The Inbetweeners
                                                                                                       2150   Brian O Brian            0050 Dexter’s Laboratory         2300    South Park
                                                                                                       2200   Fairly Odd Parents       0115 Johnny Bravo                2330    Seinfeld
                                                                                                       2250   Suite Life On Deck       0140 Dastardly And Muttley       0030    Friends
                                                                                                       2315   Wizards Of Waverly       0205 King Arthur’s Disasters     0100    The Daily Show With
                                                                                                              Place                    0230 Popeye                              Jon Stewart
                                                                                                       0020   Handy Manny              0255 Scooby-doo And              0130    The Colbert Report
                                                                                                       0045   Special Agent Oso             Scrappy-doo                 0200    Weeds
                                                                                                       0135   Mickey Mouse             0320 Help! It’s The Hair Bear    0230    The Inbetweeners
                                                                                                              Clubhouse                     Bunch                       0300    Home Improvement
                                                                                                       0225   American Dragon          0345 Mike, Lu & Og               0330    The Colbert Report
                                                                                                       0310   Famous Five              0410 Time Squad                  0400    The Daily Show With
                                                                                                       0400   Fairly Odd Parents       0435 Sheep In The Big City               Jon Stewart
driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution                                     0445   Wizards Of Waverly                                        0430    The Colbert Report
 ), in The Patriot, directed by Roland Emmerich. On Dubai One today.                                          Place

   Cartoon Network                     Discovery Science                 MBC 4                          Dubai One                      MBC Action                        Zee TV
  0505    Chowder                    0545     How Does That Work?        0530   90210                  0530   3rd Rock from the Sun    0515   Day Break                 0500    Benny Hinn
  0555    Best Ed                    0610     Mean Green Machines        0615   Mad Men                       #5                       0600   Shark                     0530    TVC Skyshop
  0620    Samurai Jack               0640     Weird Connections          0700   Hope And Faith         0600   Emirates News            0645   The A-Team                0700    Jhansi Ki Rani
  0710    The Powerpuff Girls        0710     Download The True          0730   CBS - Evening News     0630   3rd Rock from the Sun    0745   Gladiators UK             0800    Yahan Main Ghar Ghar
  0735    Camp Lazlo                          Story Of The Internet      0800   Entertainment                 #5                       0815   C.S.I                             Kheli
  0825    Chowder                    0800     Junkyard Mega-wars                Tonight and Insider    0700   Everybody Hates Chris    0900   Day Break                 0900    Pavitra Rishta
  0850    Best Ed                    0900     Race To Mars               0830   Late Show with David          #2                       0945   Shark                     0930    12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  0940    George Of The Jungle       1000     Sci-trek                          Letterman              0730   The Apprentice           1030   The A-Team                1030    Agle Janam Mohe
  1030    Ben 10                     1055     How Does That Work?        0915   CBS-The Early Show     0830   Everwood                 1130   Gladiators UK                     Bitiya Hi Kijo
  1120    The Powerpuff Girls        1120     Stuntdawgs                 1000   Wheel of Fortune       0930   Rushmore - Movie         1300   BELLY OF THE BEAST        1100    Yahan Main Ghar Ghar
  1245    Bakugan                    1150     Download The True          1020   The Doctors            1130   The Bold and the         1500   Harper’s Island                   Kheli
  1425    Chop Socky 60                       Story Of The Internet      1100   Days Of Our Lives             Beautiful                1600   Criss Angel               1200    12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  1700    The Secret Saturdays       1245     Mean Green Machines        1200   Home Shopping          1130   The Bold and the         1700   C.S.I                     1300    Jhansi Ki Rani
  1840    Star Wars The Clone        1310     Weird Connections          1300   Oprah Winfrey Show            Beautiful                1800   Day Break                 1330    Aapki Antara
          Wars                       1340     Race To Mars               1400   Dr Phil                1230   The Closer # 2           1900   Shark                     1430    Pavitra Rishta
  2000    The Marvelous              1435     Sci-trek                   1540   Rachel Ray             1330   Dubai 101                2000   Top Gear                  1500    Aapki Antara
          Misadventures Of           1530     What’s That About?         1800   Big Love               1400   Analyze That - Movie     2100   NCIS                      1530    12 / 24 Karol Bagh
          Flapjack                   1625     How Does That Work?        1900   The Doctors            1600   The Apprentice           2200   THE OMEN                  1630    Ghar Ghar Mein Fursat
  2025    Chop Socky Chooks          1655     Junkyard Mega-wars         2000   Oprah Winfrey Show     1700   Everwood                 0000   Top Gear                          Ke Lamhe
  2050    My Gym Partner’s A         1750     Brainiac                   2300   Mad Men                1800   The Bold and the         0100   NCIS                      1700    Chhoti Bahu - Sindoor
          Monkey                     1845     World’s Biggest Airliner   0230   Entertainment                 Beautiful                0200   Fight Club                        Bin Suhagan
  2105    Ed, Edd N Eddy                      - A380                            Tonight and Insider    1900   Dubai 101                0330   Top Gear                  1730    Jhansi Ki Rani
  2130    Skunk Fu!                  1940     How It’s Mad               0315   Late Show with David   1930   Emirates News            0430   Gladiators UK             1800    Yahan Main Ghar Ghar
  2145    The Secret Saturdays       2005     How It’s Made                     Letterman              2000   Out & About This Week                                             Kheli
  2210    Ben 10 Alien Force         2030     Engineered                 0400   Friends                2045   Everybody Hates Chris                                     1830    Pavitra Rishta
  2235    The Life & Times Of        2120     How It’s Made              0415   CBS - Evening News            #2                                                        1900    Agle Janam Mohe
          Juniper Lee                2145     How It’s Made                                            2100   The Patriot - Movie                                               Bitiya Hi Kijo
  2300    Camp Lazlo                 2210     Mythbusters                                              2300   Gone With The Wind -                                      1930    12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  2325    Samurai Jack               2300     How It’s Made                                                   Movie                                                     2000    Aapki Antara
  2350    Megas Xlr                  2325     How It’s Made                                            0100   Wrongfully Accused -                                      2030    Yahan Main Ghar Ghar
  0015    Out Of Jimmy’s Head        2350     Engineered                                                      Movie                                                             Kheli
  0040    Chop Socky Chooks          0040     World’s Biggest Airliner                                 0300   Emirates News                                             2100    Pavitra Rishta
  0105    Foster’s Home For                   - A380                                                   0330   The Bold and the                                          2130    Play TV
          Imaginary Friends          0130     What’s That About?                                              Beautiful                                                 2330    Pavitra Rishta
  0130    Cramp Twins                0220     Sci-trek                                                 0430   The Apprentice                                            0000    Agle Janam Mohe
  0155    George Of The Jungle       0310     Engineered                                                                                                                        Bitiya Hi Kijo
  0220    Adrenalini Brothers        0400     Beyond Tomorrow                                                                                                           0030    Jhansi Ki Rani
  0245    Gadget Boy                 0450     Race To Mars                                                                                                              0100    12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  0310    Ed, Edd N Eddy                                                                                                                                                0130    Baba Ramdev Ka Yoga
  0335    Class Of 3000                                                                                                                                                 0230    Vishwas Meditation
  0400    The Powerpuff Girls                                                                                                                                           0300    Narsevak Narayanseva
  0415    Robotboy                                                                                                                                                      0330    Sant Nirankari Mandal
  0440    The Secret Saturdays                                                                                                                                          0400    The Faith Show
                                                                                                                                                                        0430    Enjoying Everyday life
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Carteret County coastal community with           developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures,




health
                                                                                                                                                                                                        regimens to help John, while Wes, a former           movement disorder, mental retardation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marine who continues to work on Harriers as a        autism.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        private contractor, re-evaluated the dreams he          “We do suspect these disorders are under
                                                                                                                                                                                                        had for his first-born son.                                        ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             diagnosed, Goldstein said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “We were ready to have to spend a lot of time        Because no one tests for them, they aren’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                        taking care of him, Wes Klor said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ”                                found, so they may actually be less rare than the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           But the Klors wondered about the diagnosis,       literature would suggest. And that may mean
                                                                                                                                                                                                        especially because they hadn’t got the brain         some children who could be helped are, instead,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        scan, and they decided to seek a second opinion      diagnosed and treated for other profound
                                                                                                                                                                                                        from a neurodevelopmental specialist, Dr Karen       disabilities — to no avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harum in Wilmington. Harum told them John               The Duke team hopes it can collect the data
                                                                                                                                                                                                        had some classic symptoms of cerebral palsy,         to make a case for including GAMT in the state’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                        including the repetitive hand motions, but she       infant screening programme, which catches an
                                                                                                                                                                                                        wasn’t convinced. She urged the Klors to get         average of 230 metabolic and genetic disorders
                                                                                                                                                                                                        additional blood tests and the brain imaging to      each year in infants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rule out other causes.                                  The tests, using five drops of blood collected
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The brain scan, an MRI, showed little of the      on every baby born in hospitals, began in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        telltale damage to the parts of the brain that       the 1960s to catch cases of PKU, a treatable
                                                                                                                                                                                                        characterises cerebral palsy. And John’s serum       malfunction in the processing of amino
                                                                                                                                                                                                        tests, which had been sent to Duke to be read by     acids. North Carolina was among the first in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        genetic experts, were unusual.                       the nation to begin screenings for dozens of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           A urine sample revealed a surprising result —     disorders in 1997, using mass spectrometry and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        a condition so rare the genetic group figured the     a process developed at Duke.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        screener had run the test incorrectly. They ran a       “With many of these disorders we screen
                                                                                                                                                                                                        second test and it came back identical.              for, the effects can be mitigated by changing
                                                                                                                                                                                                           John had a genetic disorder in which he                                                ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the diet or adding a supplement, said Leslie
                                                                                                                                                                                                        wasn’t processing protein properly.                  Wolf, director of the State Laboratory of Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “It was kind of exciting, said Jennifer
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Goldstein, a genetic researcher at Duke who was
                                                                                                                                                                                                        involved in the diagnosis. “We had been doing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Health, where the screenings are conducted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The children become productive people with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             good quality of life. That’s the goal.  ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *  A man holds his child as he waits to get examined at the swine flu examination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  centre at a government hospital in southern Indian city of Bangalore in this August file
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  photo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        research on these disorders for years. It’s very        John Klor’s treatment started immediately
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rare.”                                               after the diagnosis in late June. For the rest
                                                                                                                                                                                                           But it was unclear which of three protein
                                                                                                                                                                                                        malfunctions was the culprit: an extremely rare,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        but treatable form, or two others that were less
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of his life, he can eat very little protein, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             instead must take a supplement that gives his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             body the amino acids it needs. He also requires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Flu pandemic that has
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rare, but had worse prognoses.                       three other supplements of essential nutritional
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “I was like, dear God, let it be the rare one,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Melissa Klor said. The biochemical genetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lab at Duke, using tandem mass spectrometry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ”    building blocks that his body doesn’t produce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Klors said the results were almost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             overnight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the world on alert
                                                                                                                                                                                                        technology and a biological procedure that              “Every day we’d wake up and he was a little                                                         There had been around 50mn cases
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Duke scientists developed, is one of two in                         ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bit different, Wes Klor said. “It was so fast — so   By Brigitte Castelnau                          most of them in younger adults and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the United States that can test for the type of      fast. It was like flipping a switch, and he’s come                                                   children, it said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        disorder afflicting John.                            out. ”                                                                                                 “It is not a slaughter but this




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  T
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Duke team discovered that John’s                 In late July, when John was 14 months old, he                  he first flu pandemic of the        pandemic has caused unusual mortality
                                                                                                                                                                                                        condition was GAMT deficiency (short for              began to crawl. The next month he was pulling                     21st century, swine flu, has       in the young, including those who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                        guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency).       up. He took his first steps on October 19.                         been less deadly than feared      been in good health,” said a French
                                                                                                                                                                                                           About 40 cases have been described in                At Duke recently for a follow-up brain image,                  since it emerged this year but    expert, Professor Antoine Flahaut.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the medical literature worldwide since the           John explored the lobby of the Children’s                         has taken an unusually high          Added Briand: “Unlike in seasonal
                                                                                                                                                                                                        deficiency was identified in 1994.                     Hospital, and gave every appearance of being a       toll among the world’s young, leaving          viruses, the pandemic virus penetrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The GAMT gene tells the body how to               normal 18-month-old boy. Although curious            thousands dead.                                deep inside the lungs and causes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        process protein into energy for muscles and          and energetic, he has language delays that will         The A(H1N1) virus was identified             symptoms of respiratory distress more
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the brain — a complex process involving an           require speech therapy.                              for the first time at the end of March          acute in young subjects.  ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                        exact choreography of merging and diverging             It’s a miraculous outcome that keeps Melissa      in Mexico and quickly spread, with the            Pregnant women and the obese have
                                                                                                                                                                                                        components of the essential nutrient.                Klor awake at night.                                 World Health Organisation (WHO)                been found to be particularly vulnerable
                                                                                                                                                                                                           A faulty gene can cause a major disruption           “I just keep thinking, what if?” she said.        declaring a global pandemic on June 11.        to the new virus. People older than 65
                                                                                                                                                                                                        in that synthesis. It’s as if a dam occurs in the    “What if the geneticist wasn’t in the lab that          The WHO estimated that by early             appear to have less chance of catching
                                                                                                                                                                                                        protein stream, so certain nutritional building      day? What if we hadn’t gone to the (second)          December the global death toll had             it but if they do, they run more risk of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        blocks clog to toxic levels on one side, while       neurologist? What if we had just accepted the        passed 9,500 but experts warned that           dying.

*   John Klor, 18 months, walks in an alcove at Duke Medical Center while waiting for a doctor’s appointment on November 30 in Raleigh, North Carolina. John was originally diagnosed with cerebral
palsy to explain his developmental delays but another doctor questioned that and found a rare metabolic disorder. A special diet and supplements have made it so John can run and play.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        other essential components aren’t released on
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the other side.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The result is damage to the body and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cerebral palsy diagnosis?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Then John squirmed out of her arms and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             made a dash toward the exit, not even glancing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  it was too early to give an accurate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  estimate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The world was mobilised into action
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Clearly we do not have a case of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 virus as deadly as the bird flu one, WHO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 doctor Isabelle Nuttall told AFP, though
                                                                                                                                                                                                        brain that increases over time, including            back. — The News & Observer/MCT                      with vaccination and awareness                 the overall death toll is greater.




Serendipity in the MRI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  campaigns.                                        The ratio of deaths to infections for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     China, for example, had vaccinated          the present A(H1N1) has been below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  more than 31mn people against the              that of the 2003 outbreak of H5N1 bird
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  virus by early December with the aim of        flu—which struck mainly in Asia and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  reaching up to 65mn by the end of the          killed almost 60% of those it infected,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  year.                                          the toll reaching more than 260 people,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “It is the first time that we have dealt     according to WHO figures.
                                                                                                                        doctor. “But it is a good candidate     quit. He had increasingly poor                                                                                                                    with such a problem at a global level,  ”         The world was also hit by an outbreak
John Klor’s ‘cerebral palsy’ was misdiagnosed, and                                                                      for screening. It causes severe
                                                                                                                        conditions if it’s undiagnosed, and
                                                                                                                                                                control of his head. He constantly
                                                                                                                                                                swirled his hands in a fluid wave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  said Sylvie Briand, a doctor who heads
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the WHO’s Global Influenza Programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of another deadly virus, Sars or Severe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Acute Respiratory Syndrome, in 2002
                                                                                                                        we have a treatment.   ”                   At his six-month check-up, his                                                                                                                    “This mobilisation has mainly               to 2003 that killed 774 people, WHO
fixed with a change in his diet. By Sarah Avery                                                                            Encouraged by John’s
                                                                                                                        transformation — and the suspicion
                                                                                                                                                                paediatrician confirmed the Klors’
                                                                                                                                                                fears that John wasn’t developing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  allowed use to put vaccines in place in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  record time, she said. The WHO has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 figures show.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In Britain, the number of people
                                                                                                                        that more children like him might       normally and referred them to a                                                                                                                   also recommended the use of the drug           infected with the current swine flu
                                                                                                                        have been misdiagnosed to a life of     neurologist in Greenville. There,                                                                                                                 Tamiflu in high-risk swine flu patients          who died has been “considerably” less




T
            he last thing Wes and       ability to process protein, creating    metabolic condition — GAMT              disability — the Duke team and the      John was diagnosed with cerebral                                                                                                                  to reduce and prevent complications and        than had been feared at the start of
            Melissa Klor want to do     a toxic assault on muscle and brain     deficiency — should be included          Klors said they are compelled to        palsy, a broad term describing                                                                                                                    even death.                                    the outbreak, at 0.026%, according to
            is rein in their son when   function.                               in the battery of disorders North       press forward.                          varying levels of impaired                                                                                                                           Two-thirds of Canada’s roughly 200          a study directed government health
            he darts around like           A fairly simple dietary change,      Carolina screens for in its routine        John Klor had a rough arrival on     movement.                                                                                                                                         fatal cases this winter had an underlying      adviser Liam Donaldson.
            18-month-old toddlers       along with supplements, resulted        infant blood tests.                     May 28, 2008. His umbilical cord           A major factor in the diagnosis                                                                                                                chronic illness such as asthma, cardiac           It was also much lower than in
are apt to do.                          in a swift turnaround. Within days         The state checks all newborns for    wrapped around his neck, causing        was John’s delivery, because oxygen                                                                                                               disease, immunosuppression and                 previous flu outbreaks in 1918 (2-3%) or
  Just six months ago, the couple       and weeks, John went from being         30 life-threatening metabolic and       a shortage of oxygen to his brain.      deprivation often leads to brain                                                                                                                  diabetes, the world body has said.             in 1957-58 and 1967-68 (about 0.2 %),
had no hope their baby would ever       unable to bear weight to crawling,      genetic disorders in a programme        He initially didn’t score well on       damage.                                                                                                                                              A feature of swine flu has been the          according to the study released early
walk, much less run.                    pulling up and walking.                 that set national standards in the      newborn health assessments, but            The Klors were devastated.                                                                                                                     heavy toll it has exacted on younger           December.
  As an infant, John Klor failed to        “It was really unbelievable, said
                                                                       ”        US more than a decade ago. New          his numbers improved and after 24          “We left that office not knowing                                                                                                               populations.                                      This could be explained by the use
reach normal physical milestones        Wes Klor, 28.                           disorders are periodically added, if    hours on oxygen, he was fine.                        ”
                                                                                                                                                                what to do, Melissa Klor said.                                                                                                                       The US’ Centres for Disease Control         of antiviral and antibiotic treatments,
and was diagnosed with cerebral            Now doctors and scientists at        the case can be made for the need.         For a few months, he tracked         The neurologist was so sure of the                                                                                                                and Prevention estimated the country’s         vaccines, medical progress and
palsy.                                  Duke University Medical Center,            “A lot of research has to be done    along with his peers, but then he       diagnosis that she didn’t insist they                                                                                                             death toll at nearly 10,000 by mid-            resuscitation.
  But last summer, John was             where John is being treated, are                                    ”
                                                                                to prove we could add this, said        fell behind, and even regressed. He     get a brain scan for confirmation.                                                                                                                 November, higher than the WHO                     But flu viruses are unpredictable, said
instead discovered to have a rare       laying the groundwork for a study       Dr Dwight Koeberl, a medical            rolled over a few times, but stopped.      Melissa, 27, said she was prepared                                                                                                             estimate, with 1,100 of the dead children      Nuttall. “We must remain vigilant and
metabolic disorder that affected his    to determine whether John’s             geneticist at Duke and John Klor’s      He laughed and cooed, and then          to fill her days at their home in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        *   Melissa and Wes Klor stand with their 18-month-old son, John, as he is sedated for an MRI.            and 7,500 young adults.                                              ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 not lower our guard, she said. — AFP
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                                                                                    comics
                   Octocross




                                                                                    Adam




Across                                             Down
1. Stopper                                         1. On the affirmative side
5. In the past                                     2. Cut off
8. Flower                                          3. Country, initially
9. Vehicle                                         4. Extremely cold
10. Gemstone                                       5. Zealous
11. Vine                                           6. Donated                       Pooch Cafe
12. Finger                                         7. Used in making cameos
14. Endure                                         13. Not at any time
17. Young goat                                     14. Similar
18. Part of a volcano                              15. Digestive juice
22. Unwell                                         16. Not working
23. Chieftan                                       19. Australian flightless bird
24. Indicating maiden                              20. Point of a pen
name                                               21. Attempt
25. Crimson



                  Codeword
   Every letter of the alphabet is used at least once.
   Squares with the same number in have the same letter
   in. Work out which number represents which letter.


                                                                                    Garfield
Puzzles courtesy: Puzzlechoice.com




                     Change Word
   By changing one letter at a time to form a new word,                             Bound & Gagged
   transform the beginning word to the ending word in the
   rated number of steps (or fewer).


                                           P   L     O            W
     Puzzle courtesy: allstarpuzzles.com




                                           S   A      L           T
                                                          Solutions on Page 16
                                                                                                                                                                time out • Wednesday, December 23, 2009 • Page 15




  puzzles
 Sudoku                                                                                           Colouring




                             Sudoku is a puzzle based on
                             a 9x9 grid. The grid is also
                             divided into nine (3x3) boxes.
                             You are given a selection
                             of values and to complete
                             the puzzle, you must fill the
                             grid so that every column,
                             every row and every 3x3 box
                             contains the digits 1 to 9 and
                             none is repeated.




horoscopes
ARIES 21 Mar - 20 Apr                                   CANCER 22 Jun - 22 Jul                              LIBRA 24 Sep - 23 Oct                                 CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 20 Jan
Try not to be overly generous. Put your energy          You can make major accomplishments while on         Don’t let someone try to bully you into doing         Your ideas will be well received. Chronic health
into your work or moneymaking ventures rather           short trips. Don’t let yourself get rundown. You    things their way. You will not be able to contain     problems are likely to surface if you are keeping
than into your emotional life today. Take your          will encounter those who can help you if you        your emotions today. Love could develop with          your problems locked up inside. You will meet
time and try not to overload yourself.                  attend functions that attract prominent people.     someone of a different cultural background.           new and exciting people.




TAURUS 21 Apr - 21 May                                  LEO 23 Jul - 22 Aug                                 SCORPIO 24 Oct - 22 Nov                               AQUARIUS 21 Jan - 19 Feb
Concentrate on yourself or your work. Dealing           Do not lend money to friends, or contribute more    Let your boss know your goals. The existing           Stay calm and focus on things that will help you
with foreigners will be most enlightening.              than necessary to groups unworthy of your cash.     problems must be dealt with one way or another.       understand the situation better. You can make
Purchases will be well worth it and they will last a    Difficulties will result if you have to deal with   Take a long look at your present direction and        progress professionally. This will be a great night
long time.                                              controversial groups today.                         consider your professional options.                   to invite friend over to visit.


GEMINI 22 May - 21 Jun                                  VIRGO 23 Aug - 23 Sep                               SAGITTARIUS 23 Nov - 21 Dec                           PISCES 20 Feb - 20 Mar
Do the necessary chores and then do things              Stay mellow. Things may not be as they sound.       Avoid too much discourse with colleagues today.       Try to spend more time with children and
that please you. Someone you work with may be           Luck is with you, regardless of the financial       Romantic opportunities are evident if you get         relatives. You may find yourself in an opportune
keeping valuable information. Make love, not war,       venture. Be careful while travelling; you may       involved in large groups or organisations. Don’t      position if you are willing to take a bit of a risk.
and all will be fine.                                   encounter unwanted attention.                       make any unreasonable promises.                       Your colourful conversation will be noted.
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  puzzles
 Quick Clues                                                                   Cryptic Clues                                                              Yesterday’s Solutions
                                                                                                                                                          CRYPTIC
                                                                                                                                                          Across: 1 Street-lamps; 9
                                                                                                                                                          Nun; 10 Electrode; 11 Exact;
                                                                                                                                                          13 Tartans; 14 Ice age; 16
                                                                                                                                                          Espies; 18 Asinine; 19 Manse;
                                                                                                                                                          20 Chastised; 21 Sic; 22
                                                                                                                                                          Astronomers.
                                                                                                                                                          Down: 2 Ton; 3 Erect; 4
                                                                                                                                                          Twenty; 5 Attires; 6 Probation;
                                                                                                                                                          7 Inheritance; 8 Persistence;
                                                                                                                                                          12 Americans; 15 Glitter; 17
                                                                                                                                                          Season; 19 Madam; 21 Sir.

                                                                                                                                                          QUICK
                                                                                                                                                          Across: 1 Predominant; 9
                                                                                                                                                          One; 10 Definable; 11 Drake;
                                                                                                                                                          13 Letters; 14 Entice; 16
                                                                                                                                                          Speech; 18 Remorse; 19
                                                                                                                                                          Easel; 20 Extricate; 21 Hue; 22
                                                                                                                                                          Ingratitude.
                                                                                                                                                          Down: 2 Rue; 3 Dodge;
                                                                                                                                                          4 Muffle; 5 Non stop; 6
                                                                                                                                                          Nobleness; 7 Cold hearted; 8
                                                                                                                                                          Lease holder; 12 Automaton;
                                                                                                                                                          15 Carrier; 17 Depart; 19 Exert;
                                                                                                                                                          21 Hid.

                                                                                                                                                          Answers
                                                                                                                                                         Octocross
Across                                  Down                                 Across                              Down
4. Debate (7)                           1. Admit (7)                         4. Waiting for Mass (7)             1. Still without music (7)
8. Publicly (6)                         2. Protection (7)                    8. Sort of type inclined to         2. Father on trial perhaps, and
9. Idiotic (7)                          3. Changes (6)                       impress (6)                         that’s not all (7)
10. Ingenious (6)                       5. Example (8)                       9. Not straight (7)                 3. Farmer at the helm (6)
11. Supplication (6)                    6. Awning (6)                        10. This by itself is a very        5. A rise for a cardinal (8)
12. Judgement (8)                       7. Ice-cream and fruit (6)           gradual process (6)                 6. Boasts in a letter to relations
18. Cloudy (8)                          13. Solitary (8)                     11. Catch a potential parent (6)    (6)
20. Disclose (6)                        14. First-class (7)                  12. A water-colour? (3-5)           7. Possibly cares about a Roman
21. Well (6)                            15. Reel (7)                         18. Drawing too much (8)            emperor (6)
22. Attribute (7)                       16. Decline (6)                      20. Keep your thanks in check       13. In distribution of income the
23. Expand (6)                          17. Vendor (6)                       (6)                                 company is thrifty (8)
24. Lower (7)                           19. Mend (6)                         21. A cook may use a tin one (6)    14. Sharing out with relish (7)
                                                                             22. Strangely men fail to get       15. Speech might indicate where
                                                                             excited (7)                         one’s home is (7)
                                                                             23. Ensures one has a nap           16. Spirited comeback can cause
                                                                             standing up (6)                     a scene (6)
                                                                             24. Upset a caterer in a            17. He may live for weeks on            Codeword
                                                                             domestic row (7)                    water (6)
                                                                                                                 19. Produced the rent (6)




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Deputy head of dept       5555296      Flight Inquiries          4622999    The Mall Cineplex        4678666        (Information courtesy: Kings            S        I       L        T
Central operator         4347777       Doha Seaport               4457457   Cinema Land               4881674       Electronics (previously QMart
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