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Kaushik hundred in Modern School win

Madhav Kaushik on Monday became the first player to score a century in the USA Pears-Daredevils School Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament this season. His 102 (62 balls, 5x4, 5x6) helped Modern School, Barakhamba Road, rally from 17/2 to 192/4.

Manipur school prevail

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Mohammed Siraj scored five goals, including a hat-trick, as Manipur’s North Eastern English School thrashed Wellham Boys School, Dehradun, 5-1 in the Under-17 competition of the Subroto Cup inter-school football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

What are these paintings made of?

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These paintings by Aaron Johnson are made of socks and are called sock paintings. Johnson uses crusty, old, ragged socks in the most creative and effective manner possible to turn them into a medium of expression for his 3-dimentional artworks.

Foxx foxed by Bollywood playback

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Prashant Rai, who is lucky enough to share screen space with Jamie Foxx, shares his experience of working with the powerhouse actor who plays the villain Electro in The Amazing Spiderman 2.

No national duty for Jwala: BAI

Doubles specialist Jwala Gutta faces a hiatus in her career with the Badminton Association of India on Monday deciding not to consider her for selection “in any international tournament inside or outside India” until the finding of an independent committee, set up to go into the punishment proposed over the Indian Badminton League row in August.

Days of Thunder triumphs

Prasad Raju-trained Days Of Thunder was well ridden by P. Sai Kumar to win the Smt.Teegala Sulochana Reddy Memorial Cup 1000 metres, Monday’s main event here.

Knight of Ke fancied

Pesi Shroff-trained Knight Of Ke, who retains form, may repeat in the Calcutta Monsoon Derby 2000 metres, the highlight of the races to be held here on Tuesday.

Who has the weirdest beard in the world?

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This is the question that the 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championship is trying to answer. Organised annually at the House of Blues in New Orleans, the competition was documented by photographer Greg Anderson who has been following the ‘beard brawl’ for a few years.

Milind experiments, plays grey character

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It’s not the kind of role you’d typically expect him to do. He’s more at home playing demure characters, but Milind Gunaji is all set to experiment with his image as he plays a mighty king from an ancient era in the upcoming film Kamasutra 3D — a greedy king, who wishes to have the wealth of the world while inflicting injustice upon his people, but has a huge weakness for women.

Salgaocar overpower Mohammedan

Salgaocar SC made it two wins in a row, overwhelming Mohammedan Sporting Club 3-0 in their second round I-League match at the Duler Stadium, Mapusa, in Goa on Sunday.

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.