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but Anurag slowly and sensitively got us into the world of this film.the character from my film? Ileanathis is your big Bollywood debut How do you feel about being a part of this film which is not about being glamorous RK: Actuallyshe thought she was coming in Dhoom 6 ID: (laughs) I had these hang upsI meanI thought that with Bollywoodpeople want to see glamour and us dancing around trees and so on I never expected to get into Bollywood with a film like thiswhich is so different This character was challenging but Anurag had a tremendous amount of faith in me That was very flattering and Sids been so amazingly supportive from the beginning And how was Ranbir as a co-star ID: Ranbir was nicewarm and supportive Its always good when your co-stars are warm and just easygoing around you He let me work in my own way and didnt pile on Thats something that can happenbut Ranbir was nice throughout and incredibly helpful RK: Jhilmil is an autistic girl Shes the sunshine in the filmlike a puppy The relationship between them is like that of an eight-year-old boy and a puppy dog We dont really have many dialogues in the film and you wont miss it because Anurag has created fresh moments and fresh scenes and taught us how to express ourselves without dialogues AlsoI thought it was tough with PC because when you play a character that is autisticthere is a very fine line between becoming the part and hamming I think Priyanka really became the part Alsotheres an item number called Videshi girl which rolls during the end credits So please stay for thatwhen you watch the film Yeh masaledaar barfi hai AB: InfactI spent three days with Priyankawe worked on her part and had a workshop on the same It was very important that we did that because there was a danger that even if a small part of Priyanka Chopra showed in her characterit wouldnt work To her creditshe shed all the trappings of Priyanka Chopra What was challenging when you were making the film RK:The challenge was in being simple just to let go of trying to show off as an actor and to surrender to the moment Even though I was playing a challenging characterI didnt feel it as a challenge Anurag made it happy WellI dont want to speak too much about it as kal mera mooh bandh ho jayega if the audience doesnt like it ID: The entire film has me playing someone so different from the kind of person I am But there was a danger of getting carried away and not playing the role effectively Anurag wanted something that was natural He just told me to stop overthinking it and understand Shruti as a person We didnt have a bound scriptso there wasnt anything to fall back on But may I just saythat I wear a cotton saree for the first time EVER in this film Who/ what were your inspiration for this film RK: WellChaplin is the father of silent films and yeshe was inspiringbut it was really Anurag who very sensitively and happily created it on the sets day by day There was no fixed reference point like hum isko copy karenge You will see glimpses of my grandfathermaybe because of the thin moustache but also because he is my grandfather AB: With Metro.I could close my eyes and visualise the film It was the same with Barfi in the sense that I cannot really put my finger on any one single point of inspiration Even with KitesI just wrote about two pages of a script and then fell in love with the idea RK:I think Anurag was inspired by his parents… AB: Wellall my references for this film did come from my parents But my parents never really wore floral shirts and flares (laughs) Most people think of the 70s as flower power and so onbut I didnt draw inspiration from that Siddharthhow involved were you with the film as producer SRK: As regards to our involvement in the filmwe are involved in the initial stagesduring the pre-production when we figure out what kind of film we are making After thatits left to the director because its his vision and we have to support that vision Then when it comes to post productionmarketing and distribution you obviously have to get involved again because you have to get the film ready for release Ileanayou received a lot of praise for looking like an authentic Bengali How did that feel ID: I think the biggest compliment that I got was that I look like a Bengali A lot of peopleincluding Bengalishave come up to me and told me that I look so authentic Ranbirdid you take encouragement from movies like The ArtistWall EAmelie which are silent films RK: Wellits not entirely a silent film I dont speak because I cannnot hear but I do have a few words Priyankas character can speak but she chooses not to Ileana has a speaking character and all the others are speaking characters But yesfilms like The Artist and Wall E are amazing films Its just testimony to the fact of how amazing the visual medium is Its also about the connect with the characterand all these films had that Was it difficult recreating the look of Kolkata of the 70sAnurag AB: It wasnt that difficult because a lot of Kolkata is frozen in the 70s Theres a lot of candid and unplanned shots as well Like during the time when we had packed up one evening but then I saw an open maidanwhich presented a good shot Sowe shot some more Any memorable scenes from the film that you could talk about RK: Theres a scene in the film with an inspector who is always after Barfi Its a child-like hide and seek game they play with each other So there is a comic element that underscores even a tense scene Everything in the film has a comedic undercurrent I think thats again the brilliance of Anurag dada And what was the most difficult to shoot AB: The first schedule was the toughest because this genre was new for me It was like entering a dark tunnel without a torch It was the first scenes with all of them The hardest was when Barfi kidnaps PC Why the Sachin Tendulkar look for Priyanka Chopra in the film AB: There was a lot of thought that went into Jhilmils outfits There were some nice touches to what she wore We went to great lengths to make everything look authentic Cities and locations are important parts of the narrative structure of films these days Your comment RK: Right nowwhen I see the promosI think Wow Were we part of a world like that For usthe film was a 360-degree vision Indeedwe shot it in KolkataDarjeeling and so on I think the most was done in Chandivali Seriouslywe felt like as if we were in a different world And it went with the nature of the film because as regards to the innocence of it allI feel that at that timelove had a bit of a fantasy idealistic element to it I dont think thats the case today Whats the best thing about Barfi? Qualifying for the Olympics was like a dream come true. He almost gave Real an early lead when he leapt to direct a header at goal but saw the ball clawed off the line by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak. "I should not be saying Muslim children. This is so for several reasons. The accused identified as Rajesh Kumar, The weeks leading up to a major tournament are being spent sweating away over the fitness of some of the team’s core players. Friendly matches over the past year have brought more creases to the forehead of German fans The qualifying campaign was not the most straightforward either The supporters and pundits are starting to worry All of that probably suggest Germany will be alright Such is the tendency to play down the national team’s chances before the tournament that the bluff does not even work anymore This is not to say that there are no issues with the side Problems persist but if history is a reliable indicator solutions will arrive soon Before the 2014 World Cup manager Joachim Lw had made it clear that only fully fit players would board the flight to Brazil However a stream of injuries caused him to seriously rethink the idea Marco Reus was ruled out of the tournament; Manuel Neuer Philipp Lahm Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira were still on the mend with the World Cup days away Germany have a host of problems but history says that’s no problem at all AFP In the end it all came together as Lw oversaw a victorious campaign Germany had suffered a host of near misses since the 2006 World Cup but the team displayed nous and maturity to become world champions For Lw this represented a remarkable turnaround as he had faced intense speculation over his job in the lead up to the tournament The scrutiny had become sharper due to Germany’s surprise loss to Italy in the 2012 Euro semifinal a tournament the side had started as favourites As opposed to the stereotype the 2014 squad was seemed as “too nice” and obsessed with playing attractive football It was a serious charge laid at Lw’s door However the manager stuck to his guns and won the tournament while delighting the world with his flair-imbued side The World Cup win will continue to inform his actions in moments of doubt if there are any in France Lw’s loyalty to the players he won it with has seen him call Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski up to the squad despite their underwhelming seasons Schweinsteiger is fighting fitness concerns once again He played a little over 20 minutes in the 2-0 friendly win over Hungary on Saturday but it remains to be seen whether he can last an entire match The waning of his powers does not help his case German fans will remember how an out-of-sorts Schweinsteiger laboured throughout the semifinal defeat to Italy four years ago However Lw recognises the value of experienced figures like Schweinsteiger and Podolski In times of distress they can be significant allies in rallying the troops However if the team plays to its potential such worries should hugely subside Lw’s coaching drills provide another advantage He is known to train the national side like a club team a relative luxury in major competitions Germany should have little worries over progressing from Group C as it faces Ukraine Poland and Northern Ireland It should be remembered though that the Poles recorded a win over the Germans in qualification Anything but a place in the final however would be seen as a failure There’s no reason why Lw’s side cannot match the expectations The quality at his disposal should be good enough to beat any side However as German pundits and fans will tell you there are problems Particularly in defence Although Neuer is a reliable figure between the sticks the makeup of the back four does not readily inspire confidence Liverpool’s Emre Can plays as a makeshift right back while FC Cologne’s left-back Jonas Hector is relatively inexperienced at the international level Schalke’s Benedikt Hwedes played on the left at the World Cup but he has seemingly fallen out of favour To further complicate matters Mats Hummels is set to miss out the first two group games versus Ukraine and Poland This means that Jerome Boateng will be accompanied by Roma’s Antonio Rudiger another inexperienced figure in the heart of the defence Toni Kroos and Khedira will form the midfield partnership in the 4-2-3-1 setup The front four will definitely see Mesut zil and Thomas Müller but the absence of Reus for the second tournament running means that the other two spots are up for grabs Mario Gtze is not the player he was touted to be when he scored the winner in the World Cup final two years ago but he is likely to start on the left with arejuvenated Mario Gomez in the lone striker position Alternatively he could play as a false nine with Julian Draxler getting a look in on the left Germany suffered defeats to Poland and Republic of Ireland in its qualifying group and as those defeats showed a loss in concentration is a veritable danger to Germany’s fortunes This problem became more obvious in the team’s 2-3 reverse against England in Berlin earlier this year However such issues have been swept aside by the German national team in the past and there’s no reason to believe this time will be different Nobody should be shocked if Germany lift the Henri Delaunay Cup at the Stade de France on 10 July By: IANS | New York | Published: November 8 2017 8:51 pm According to this research you should trust your own taste preferences(Source: File Photo) Top News Confused between Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling Well ordering a decent wine along with your food might be a tricky affair But rather than getting confused by what the servers at the restaurant suggest people should themselves take charge of their favourite drink suggests a new research The research focused on the consumer-friendly approach whereby the wine drinkers should learn to trust their own palate and not necessarily depend on the so-called experts Yet in times of need servers and sommeliers should also consider the preferences of some people as they generally fit into some particular wine-drinking categories also known as ‘vinotypes’ “The palate rules — not someone else’s idea of which wine we should drink with our food” said Carl Borchgrevink Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the US “They shouldn’t try to intimidate you into buying a certain wine Instead they should be asking you what you like” The researchers surveyed a group of adults on food and beverage preferences and consumption patterns They also held a reception in 12 stations where the participants rated the food and wine presented at each station individually and then together The study published in the International Journal of Wine Business Research found that it was easier to predict wine preferences based on consumption patterns and preferences of the people The findings have implications for both restaurants and wine stores which should train their staff members on the vinotype approach and find questions to ask consumers that can reveal their wine preferences at the same time “At the end of the day it’s going to be the consumer that has the final say They are going to be the arbiter” noted Allan Sherwin another researcher of the study For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe waste management system being implemented in Kerala’s coastal town of Alappuzha has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the five models across the world for fighting the pollution menace Alappuzha often called "the Venice of East" has been listed in the UNEP environment report entitled ‘Solid approach to waste: how five cities are beating pollution’ alongside cities like Osaka in Japan Ljubljana in Slovenia Penang in Malaysia and Cajica in Colombia The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) had also lauded the unique initiative and the town that attracts tourists from all over the world emerged as the cleanest city in the country in the survey conducted by them in 2015-16 It was also presented as a zero-waste model at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 Representational image Getty Images Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ranked Alappuzha 380 among 500 cities in the country in the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017 with 91 marks out of 300 The survey listed Alappuzha among the worst cities in Kerala Kerala Suchitwa Mission officials said that the parameters considered for the survey were based on the centralised system of waste management involving the door-to-door collection and centralised waste processing However Alappuzha followed a decentralised system under which the waste is managed at the source itself A senior official of the mission said that they had brought the contradictions to the notice of the Union Ministry of Urban Development "The officials who came for the survey were impressed by the end result However they applied the original parameters which are not applicable to a decentralised system in the case of Alappuzha and other cities in the state while ranking the cities" the official told Firstpost "Door-to-door and centralised treatment of waste is not practical in a state like Kerala with a very high-density population It may not be sustainable too in the long run It is debatable whether Swacch Bharat Mission should change their approach or not But it may become inevitable when the pace of urbanisation increases in the country" said the official The UNEP report has viewed the Alappuzha model as a ‘solid approach to waste’ "Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose World Environment Day 2017 to launch a drive to address the mountains of trash piling up in streets and landfills across India To implement it cities across the world’s second-most-populous nation could do worse than follow the example of progressive municipalities like Alappuzha" the report said Alappuzha addressed the problem by introducing a decentralised waste management system In fact many civic bodies in the country have started looking at the Alappuzha model seriously Some local bodies in Tamil Nadu have already sought the assistance of the Suchitwa Mission in setting up the decentralised waste management system the mission official said Alappuzha had switched over to the decentralised system in the wake of protests from people living around the dumping yard at Sarvodayapuram in 2012 The idea of managing waste at the source was mooted by local MLA and current state finance minister Thomas Isaac when people at Sarvodayapuram blocked vehicles carrying the waste and it started accumulating in various parts of the city The project was taken up under the ‘Nirmala Bhavanam Nirmala Gagaram (Clean Home Clean City)’ programme that envisaged the municipality setting up biogas plants pipe compost units in households and aerobic composting units in public places One of the 52 wards in the municipality was selected for implementing a pilot scheme Biogas plants both portable and fixed were installed in households with 50 percent subsidy from government agencies Hotels vegetable markets wedding halls were asked to have their own plants or make arrangements to entrust their waste to recognised private service providers Within a month the scheme was rolled out in 12 more wards The urban body has so far established 5000 kitchen bins 3000 biogas plants 2800 pipe composting units and 218 aerobic composting units to manage 58-60 tonnes of waste the town generates daily Municipality junior health officer A Jayakumar said that the public aerobic bins have been installed within a radius of one kilometre to ensure that the residents in all the 52 wards are benefitted by it He told Firstpost that people who are not able to set up biogas plants in their homes can give it to their neighbours who can produce biogas and organic fertilisers from it Plastic and other non-degradable wastes are segregated at the source and delivered to the respective units While the kitchen waste can be deposited in public aerobic bins the plastic waste is separately collected once a month by the municipality officials from the units or households and handed over to private parties for recycling Plastic waste can also be given to the state government’s Clean Kerala Company which sells it to factories in other states Jayakumar said that the biogas produced from the plants at the houses was now being used for the purpose of cooking Currently it provides enough fuel for two hours of cooking The waste-filled in the compost units at home is converted into vermicompost that can be either used for the kitchen garden or sold The waste deposited at the aerobic compost plants in public places is converted into organic fertilisers and distributed to the public free of cost Each unit comprising two bins processes 2000 kilograms of waste and converted it into fertiliser within 90 days The municipality has plans to sell it at subsidised rates in the coming months Jayakumar said that the municipality has been able to do away with the door-to-door collection since the implementation of the projects The employees engaged in the collection have been redeployed at the aerobic plants They are happy because it has enhanced the dignity of their job Jayakumar said the decentralised waste management system had helped the municipality to save a substantial sum Money saved on diesel used for operating 40-50 trucks to transport the waste to the dumping yard alone comes to about Rs 50 lakhs The cost of the biogas produced through the plants works out to Rs 60 lakhs The fertiliser can fetch up to Rs 30 lakhs The savings are bound to go up when more and more wards join the project Suchitwa Mission officials said that the success of the model had encouraged several civic bodies in the state to switch over to decentralised waste management While 20 municipalities and 300 village panchayats have already launched the project the others have started the process A senior official said their target was to cover the entire state within the next two years Jayakumar said it won’t be easy to implement the model and sustain it He said that the Alappuzha municipality was able to implement it successfully as it was able to bring all the stakeholders together through a sustained mass campaign School students had played a big role in making it a success They formed water and sanitation clubs in schools Besides creating awareness about the decentralised waste management they also collected plastic waste from their homes and neighbourhoods and delivered them at the collection points They were given book coupons worth Rs 20 for each kilogram of plastic waste The municipality also encountered resistance when aerobic plants were set up in the public places The municipality solved this problem by beautifying the area around the aerobic units The walls of the units were decorated with attractive paintings and converted some as parks and meeting places One such park has now become a tourist attraction in the town Jayakumar said that despite all these some people were still in the habit of dumping waste in the public The municipality has deployed squads of health workers to check the menace Surveillance cameras have also been set up at various points in the city A penalty of Rs 2500 was introduced to prevent the dumping of waste in the public However the municipality officials are hopeful that they will be able to sustain the project since they have been able to bring about a behavioural change in the people This will not only help maintain the city but also attract more tourists to the city Mumbai: Global e-commerce giant Amazon has invested fresh funding of Rs 2900 crore in Amazon Seller Services or Amazon India as part of its $5 billion India business expansion plan according to a report in Financial Express The company raised the funds from its Singapore-based group entity Amazon Corporate Holdings and another Mauritius-based group entity Amazoncomincs the FE report said So far the Jeff Bezos-headed company has injected $1 billion into its India arm in 2017-18 fiscal year alone The news comes in the backdrop of Morgan Stanley predicting on Monday that the market value of Amazon will go up to a whopping $1 trillion in a year In the past Amazon India has received funds from its US-based parent twice In June the firm arm got Rs 1680 crore and in September in another round bagged Rs 1620 crore as funding As of now total investments in the India arm has gone up to almost $1 billion Brian T Olsavsky chief financial officer Amazon told FE "It is international expansion and primarily in India where we’re continuing to add benefits And we launched Prime there a year ago if you remember and we’ve had more Prime members join in India than in any other country in the first 12 months” Three years ago Jeff Bezos Amazon chief executive officer had revealed his company’s pledge to invest $2 billion on its India business A year after that Amazoncom said it would invest another $3 billion in its India unit Of late the overseas based e-commerce player’s profit has taken a marginal hit on fierce competition from its Indian rival Flipkart By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 5 2016 6:04 pm Xiaomi Mi Note 2 rumours suggest a high-end device in the making The highlight of Mi Note 2 is the dual rear camera set-up Top News Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to be 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but Anurag slowly and sensitively got us into the world of this film.the character from my film? Ileanathis is your big Bollywood debut How do you feel about being a part of this film which is not about being glamorous RK: Actuallyshe thought she was coming in Dhoom 6 ID: (laughs) I had these hang upsI meanI thought that with Bollywoodpeople want to see glamour and us dancing around trees and so on I never expected to get into Bollywood with a film like thiswhich is so different This character was challenging but Anurag had a tremendous amount of faith in me That was very flattering and Sids been so amazingly supportive from the beginning And how was Ranbir as a co-star ID: Ranbir was nicewarm and supportive Its always good when your co-stars are warm and just easygoing around you He let me work in my own way and didnt pile on Thats something that can happenbut Ranbir was nice throughout and incredibly helpful RK: Jhilmil is an autistic girl Shes the sunshine in the filmlike a puppy The relationship between them is like that of an eight-year-old boy and a puppy dog We dont really have many dialogues in the film and you wont miss it because Anurag has created fresh moments and fresh scenes and taught us how to express ourselves without dialogues AlsoI thought it was tough with PC because when you play a character that is autisticthere is a very fine line between becoming the part and hamming I think Priyanka really became the part Alsotheres an item number called Videshi girl which rolls during the end credits So please stay for thatwhen you watch the film Yeh masaledaar barfi hai AB: InfactI spent three days with Priyankawe worked on her part and had a workshop on the same It was very important that we did that because there was a danger that even if a small part of Priyanka Chopra showed in her characterit wouldnt work To her creditshe shed all the trappings of Priyanka Chopra What was challenging when you were making the film RK:The challenge was in being simple just to let go of trying to show off as an actor and to surrender to the moment Even though I was playing a challenging characterI didnt feel it as a challenge Anurag made it happy WellI dont want to speak too much about it as kal mera mooh bandh ho jayega if the audience doesnt like it ID: The entire film has me playing someone so different from the kind of person I am But there was a danger of getting carried away and not playing the role effectively Anurag wanted something that was natural He just told me to stop overthinking it and understand Shruti as a person We didnt have a bound scriptso there wasnt anything to fall back on But may I just saythat I wear a cotton saree for the first time EVER in this film Who/ what were your inspiration for this film RK: WellChaplin is the father of silent films and yeshe was inspiringbut it was really Anurag who very sensitively and happily created it on the sets day by day There was no fixed reference point like hum isko copy karenge You will see glimpses of my grandfathermaybe because of the thin moustache but also because he is my grandfather AB: With Metro.I could close my eyes and visualise the film It was the same with Barfi in the sense that I cannot really put my finger on any one single point of inspiration Even with KitesI just wrote about two pages of a script and then fell in love with the idea RK:I think Anurag was inspired by his parents… AB: Wellall my references for this film did come from my parents But my parents never really wore floral shirts and flares (laughs) Most people think of the 70s as flower power and so onbut I didnt draw inspiration from that Siddharthhow involved were you with the film as producer SRK: As regards to our involvement in the filmwe are involved in the initial stagesduring the pre-production when we figure out what kind of film we are making After thatits left to the director because its his vision and we have to support that vision Then when it comes to post productionmarketing and distribution you obviously have to get involved again because you have to get the film ready for release Ileanayou received a lot of praise for looking like an authentic Bengali How did that feel ID: I think the biggest compliment that I got was that I look like a Bengali A lot of peopleincluding Bengalishave come up to me and told me that I look so authentic Ranbirdid you take encouragement from movies like The ArtistWall EAmelie which are silent films RK: Wellits not entirely a silent film I dont speak because I cannnot hear but I do have a few words Priyankas character can speak but she chooses not to Ileana has a speaking character and all the others are speaking characters But yesfilms like The Artist and Wall E are amazing films Its just testimony to the fact of how amazing the visual medium is Its also about the connect with the characterand all these films had that Was it difficult recreating the look of Kolkata of the 70sAnurag AB: It wasnt that difficult because a lot of Kolkata is frozen in the 70s Theres a lot of candid and unplanned shots as well Like during the time when we had packed up one evening but then I saw an open maidanwhich presented a good shot Sowe shot some more Any memorable scenes from the film that you could talk about RK: Theres a scene in the film with an inspector who is always after Barfi Its a child-like hide and seek game they play with each other So there is a comic element that underscores even a tense scene Everything in the film has a comedic undercurrent I think thats again the brilliance of Anurag dada And what was the most difficult to shoot AB: The first schedule was the toughest because this genre was new for me It was like entering a dark tunnel without a torch It was the first scenes with all of them The hardest was when Barfi kidnaps PC Why the Sachin Tendulkar look for Priyanka Chopra in the film AB: There was a lot of thought that went into Jhilmils outfits There were some nice touches to what she wore We went to great lengths to make everything look authentic Cities and locations are important parts of the narrative structure of films these days Your comment RK: Right nowwhen I see the promosI think Wow Were we part of a world like that For usthe film was a 360-degree vision Indeedwe shot it in KolkataDarjeeling and so on I think the most was done in Chandivali Seriouslywe felt like as if we were in a different world And it went with the nature of the film because as regards to the innocence of it allI feel that at that timelove had a bit of a fantasy idealistic element to it I dont think thats the case today Whats the best thing about Barfi? Qualifying for the Olympics was like a dream come true. He almost gave Real an early lead when he leapt to direct a header at goal but saw the ball clawed off the line by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak. "I should not be saying Muslim children. This is so for several reasons. The accused identified as Rajesh Kumar, The weeks leading up to a major tournament are being spent sweating away over the fitness of some of the team’s core players. Friendly matches over the past year have brought more creases to the forehead of German fans The qualifying campaign was not the most straightforward either The supporters and pundits are starting to worry All of that probably suggest Germany will be alright Such is the tendency to play down the national team’s chances before the tournament that the bluff does not even work anymore This is not to say that there are no issues with the side Problems persist but if history is a reliable indicator solutions will arrive soon Before the 2014 World Cup manager Joachim Lw had made it clear that only fully fit players would board the flight to Brazil However a stream of injuries caused him to seriously rethink the idea Marco Reus was ruled out of the tournament; Manuel Neuer Philipp Lahm Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira were still on the mend with the World Cup days away Germany have a host of problems but history says that’s no problem at all AFP In the end it all came together as Lw oversaw a victorious campaign Germany had suffered a host of near misses since the 2006 World Cup but the team displayed nous and maturity to become world champions For Lw this represented a remarkable turnaround as he had faced intense speculation over his job in the lead up to the tournament The scrutiny had become sharper due to Germany’s surprise loss to Italy in the 2012 Euro semifinal a tournament the side had started as favourites As opposed to the stereotype the 2014 squad was seemed as “too nice” and obsessed with playing attractive football It was a serious charge laid at Lw’s door However the manager stuck to his guns and won the tournament while delighting the world with his flair-imbued side The World Cup win will continue to inform his actions in moments of doubt if there are any in France Lw’s loyalty to the players he won it with has seen him call Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski up to the squad despite their underwhelming seasons Schweinsteiger is fighting fitness concerns once again He played a little over 20 minutes in the 2-0 friendly win over Hungary on Saturday but it remains to be seen whether he can last an entire match The waning of his powers does not help his case German fans will remember how an out-of-sorts Schweinsteiger laboured throughout the semifinal defeat to Italy four years ago However Lw recognises the value of experienced figures like Schweinsteiger and Podolski In times of distress they can be significant allies in rallying the troops However if the team plays to its potential such worries should hugely subside Lw’s coaching drills provide another advantage He is known to train the national side like a club team a relative luxury in major competitions Germany should have little worries over progressing from Group C as it faces Ukraine Poland and Northern Ireland It should be remembered though that the Poles recorded a win over the Germans in qualification Anything but a place in the final however would be seen as a failure There’s no reason why Lw’s side cannot match the expectations The quality at his disposal should be good enough to beat any side However as German pundits and fans will tell you there are problems Particularly in defence Although Neuer is a reliable figure between the sticks the makeup of the back four does not readily inspire confidence Liverpool’s Emre Can plays as a makeshift right back while FC Cologne’s left-back Jonas Hector is relatively inexperienced at the international level Schalke’s Benedikt Hwedes played on the left at the World Cup but he has seemingly fallen out of favour To further complicate matters Mats Hummels is set to miss out the first two group games versus Ukraine and Poland This means that Jerome Boateng will be accompanied by Roma’s Antonio Rudiger another inexperienced figure in the heart of the defence Toni Kroos and Khedira will form the midfield partnership in the 4-2-3-1 setup The front four will definitely see Mesut zil and Thomas Müller but the absence of Reus for the second tournament running means that the other two spots are up for grabs Mario Gtze is not the player he was touted to be when he scored the winner in the World Cup final two years ago but he is likely to start on the left with arejuvenated Mario Gomez in the lone striker position Alternatively he could play as a false nine with Julian Draxler getting a look in on the left Germany suffered defeats to Poland and Republic of Ireland in its qualifying group and as those defeats showed a loss in concentration is a veritable danger to Germany’s fortunes This problem became more obvious in the team’s 2-3 reverse against England in Berlin earlier this year However such issues have been swept aside by the German national team in the past and there’s no reason to believe this time will be different Nobody should be shocked if Germany lift the Henri Delaunay Cup at the Stade de France on 10 July By: IANS | New York | Published: November 8 2017 8:51 pm According to this research you should trust your own taste preferences(Source: File Photo) Top News Confused between Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling Well ordering a decent wine along with your food might be a tricky affair But rather than getting confused by what the servers at the restaurant suggest people should themselves take charge of their favourite drink suggests a new research The research focused on the consumer-friendly approach whereby the wine drinkers should learn to trust their own palate and not necessarily depend on the so-called experts Yet in times of need servers and sommeliers should also consider the preferences of some people as they generally fit into some particular wine-drinking categories also known as ‘vinotypes’ “The palate rules — not someone else’s idea of which wine we should drink with our food” said Carl Borchgrevink Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the US “They shouldn’t try to intimidate you into buying a certain wine Instead they should be asking you what you like” The researchers surveyed a group of adults on food and beverage preferences and consumption patterns They also held a reception in 12 stations where the participants rated the food and wine presented at each station individually and then together The study published in the International Journal of Wine Business Research found that it was easier to predict wine preferences based on consumption patterns and preferences of the people The findings have implications for both restaurants and wine stores which should train their staff members on the vinotype approach and find questions to ask consumers that can reveal their wine preferences at the same time “At the end of the day it’s going to be the consumer that has the final say They are going to be the arbiter” noted Allan Sherwin another researcher of the study For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe waste management system being implemented in Kerala’s coastal town of Alappuzha has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the five models across the world for fighting the pollution menace Alappuzha often called "the Venice of East" has been listed in the UNEP environment report entitled ‘Solid approach to waste: how five cities are beating pollution’ alongside cities like Osaka in Japan Ljubljana in Slovenia Penang in Malaysia and Cajica in Colombia The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) had also lauded the unique initiative and the town that attracts tourists from all over the world emerged as the cleanest city in the country in the survey conducted by them in 2015-16 It was also presented as a zero-waste model at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 Representational image Getty Images Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ranked Alappuzha 380 among 500 cities in the country in the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017 with 91 marks out of 300 The survey listed Alappuzha among the worst cities in Kerala Kerala Suchitwa Mission officials said that the parameters considered for the survey were based on the centralised system of waste management involving the door-to-door collection and centralised waste processing However Alappuzha followed a decentralised system under which the waste is managed at the source itself A senior official of the mission said that they had brought the contradictions to the notice of the Union Ministry of Urban Development "The officials who came for the survey were impressed by the end result However they applied the original parameters which are not applicable to a decentralised system in the case of Alappuzha and other cities in the state while ranking the cities" the official told Firstpost "Door-to-door and centralised treatment of waste is not practical in a state like Kerala with a very high-density population It may not be sustainable too in the long run It is debatable whether Swacch Bharat Mission should change their approach or not But it may become inevitable when the pace of urbanisation increases in the country" said the official The UNEP report has viewed the Alappuzha model as a ‘solid approach to waste’ "Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose World Environment Day 2017 to launch a drive to address the mountains of trash piling up in streets and landfills across India To implement it cities across the world’s second-most-populous nation could do worse than follow the example of progressive municipalities like Alappuzha" the report said Alappuzha addressed the problem by introducing a decentralised waste management system In fact many civic bodies in the country have started looking at the Alappuzha model seriously Some local bodies in Tamil Nadu have already sought the assistance of the Suchitwa Mission in setting up the decentralised waste management system the mission official said Alappuzha had switched over to the decentralised system in the wake of protests from people living around the dumping yard at Sarvodayapuram in 2012 The idea of managing waste at the source was mooted by local MLA and current state finance minister Thomas Isaac when people at Sarvodayapuram blocked vehicles carrying the waste and it started accumulating in various parts of the city The project was taken up under the ‘Nirmala Bhavanam Nirmala Gagaram (Clean Home Clean City)’ programme that envisaged the municipality setting up biogas plants pipe compost units in households and aerobic composting units in public places One of the 52 wards in the municipality was selected for implementing a pilot scheme Biogas plants both portable and fixed were installed in households with 50 percent subsidy from government agencies Hotels vegetable markets wedding halls were asked to have their own plants or make arrangements to entrust their waste to recognised private service providers Within a month the scheme was rolled out in 12 more wards The urban body has so far established 5000 kitchen bins 3000 biogas plants 2800 pipe composting units and 218 aerobic composting units to manage 58-60 tonnes of waste the town generates daily Municipality junior health officer A Jayakumar said that the public aerobic bins have been installed within a radius of one kilometre to ensure that the residents in all the 52 wards are benefitted by it He told Firstpost that people who are not able to set up biogas plants in their homes can give it to their neighbours who can produce biogas and organic fertilisers from it Plastic and other non-degradable wastes are segregated at the source and delivered to the respective units While the kitchen waste can be deposited in public aerobic bins the plastic waste is separately collected once a month by the municipality officials from the units or households and handed over to private parties for recycling Plastic waste can also be given to the state government’s Clean Kerala Company which sells it to factories in other states Jayakumar said that the biogas produced from the plants at the houses was now being used for the purpose of cooking Currently it provides enough fuel for two hours of cooking The waste-filled in the compost units at home is converted into vermicompost that can be either used for the kitchen garden or sold The waste deposited at the aerobic compost plants in public places is converted into organic fertilisers and distributed to the public free of cost Each unit comprising two bins processes 2000 kilograms of waste and converted it into fertiliser within 90 days The municipality has plans to sell it at subsidised rates in the coming months Jayakumar said that the municipality has been able to do away with the door-to-door collection since the implementation of the projects The employees engaged in the collection have been redeployed at the aerobic plants They are happy because it has enhanced the dignity of their job Jayakumar said the decentralised waste management system had helped the municipality to save a substantial sum Money saved on diesel used for operating 40-50 trucks to transport the waste to the dumping yard alone comes to about Rs 50 lakhs The cost of the biogas produced through the plants works out to Rs 60 lakhs The fertiliser can fetch up to Rs 30 lakhs The savings are bound to go up when more and more wards join the project Suchitwa Mission officials said that the success of the model had encouraged several civic bodies in the state to switch over to decentralised waste management While 20 municipalities and 300 village panchayats have already launched the project the others have started the process A senior official said their target was to cover the entire state within the next two years Jayakumar said it won’t be easy to implement the model and sustain it He said that the Alappuzha municipality was able to implement it successfully as it was able to bring all the stakeholders together through a sustained mass campaign School students had played a big role in making it a success They formed water and sanitation clubs in schools Besides creating awareness about the decentralised waste management they also collected plastic waste from their homes and neighbourhoods and delivered them at the collection points They were given book coupons worth Rs 20 for each kilogram of plastic waste The municipality also encountered resistance when aerobic plants were set up in the public places The municipality solved this problem by beautifying the area around the aerobic units The walls of the units were decorated with attractive paintings and converted some as parks and meeting places One such park has now become a tourist attraction in the town Jayakumar said that despite all these some people were still in the habit of dumping waste in the public The municipality has deployed squads of health workers to check the menace Surveillance cameras have also been set up at various points in the city A penalty of Rs 2500 was introduced to prevent the dumping of waste in the public However the municipality officials are hopeful that they will be able to sustain the project since they have been able to bring about a behavioural change in the people This will not only help maintain the city but also attract more tourists to the city Mumbai: Global e-commerce giant Amazon has invested fresh funding of Rs 2900 crore in Amazon Seller Services or Amazon India as part of its $5 billion India business expansion plan according to a report in Financial Express The company raised the funds from its Singapore-based group entity Amazon Corporate Holdings and another Mauritius-based group entity Amazoncomincs the FE report said So far the Jeff Bezos-headed company has injected $1 billion into its India arm in 2017-18 fiscal year alone The news comes in the backdrop of Morgan Stanley predicting on Monday that the market value of Amazon will go up to a whopping $1 trillion in a year In the past Amazon India has received funds from its US-based parent twice In June the firm arm got Rs 1680 crore and in September in another round bagged Rs 1620 crore as funding As of now total investments in the India arm has gone up to almost $1 billion Brian T Olsavsky chief financial officer Amazon told FE "It is international expansion and primarily in India where we’re continuing to add benefits And we launched Prime there a year ago if you remember and we’ve had more Prime members join in India than in any other country in the first 12 months” Three years ago Jeff Bezos Amazon chief executive officer had revealed his company’s pledge to invest $2 billion on its India business A year after that Amazoncom said it would invest another $3 billion in its India unit Of late the overseas based e-commerce player’s profit has taken a marginal hit on fierce competition from its Indian rival Flipkart By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 5 2016 6:04 pm Xiaomi Mi Note 2 rumours suggest a high-end device in the making The highlight of Mi Note 2 is the dual rear camera set-up Top News Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to be 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