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Joaquim Carvalho appointed new hockey coach

As appeared in indiatimes

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NEW DELHI, Mar 20: Continuing their hire and fire policy, the Indian Hockey Federation has sacked national coach Vasudevan Baskaran following an unending streak of dismal performances and handed the post to another Olympian Joaquim Carvalho.

According to Indian Hockey Federation sources, Carvalho's appointment will follow more tough policy measures by IHF to overhaul the "dysfunctional system".

"The IHF chief K P S Gill had time and again made it clear that a change in the coaches could be expected after the World Cup and Doha Asian Games, the sources said.

Indian Creativity now on Youtube!

And Now for some not so serious stuff...Some very creative indian commericals on

Hope it brightens up your day, And Oh yes, go ahead and click on the links below to see these commericals. Have a great day and a great week ahead!

  • Arranged Marriage
  • City Light
  • Is-Smile
  • Dancing Babies
  • Corporal Punishment: A time for reflection

    An article that was forwarded to me a week ago and I thought I'd share it with our alumni.

    Angry teacher did this to 14-yr-old

    Posted in Mumbai Mirror On Sunday, January 07, 2007

    Jigna Vora and Santosh Andhale

    14-year-old Talha Kapadia won’t be able to speak for at least three days due to the injury to his mouth
    A teacher, furious at a student who did not obey his orders, flung a ruler at the boy, injuring his mouth and knocking off one of his teeth.

    Fourteen-year-old Talha Kapadia, a class IX student of Bandra’s St Stanislaus school, suffered severe injuries to his mouth when his Marathi teacher, Titus, hurled a stainless steel ruler at him. Talha will not be able to speak for at least three days now. However, his parents only want the teacher to be taken to task by the management.

    President of India Speech: Inspiring words from a remarkable Indian!

    This article 'President's Speech' is the speech of the Indian President His Highness, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Though the details of the exact date of this speech our president are yet unknown to the writer of this article, this is a very nice and thought provoking speech by our President Dr. Kalam.

    The extract of the speech by the President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's follows:

    The president begins, "Why is the media here so negative?"

    "Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?"

    What does an ex-students organisation do?

    We know what a bank does, or a car manufacturer or a telecom operator. But what deos an ex-students association do?

    In the steps leading to the creation of the SSESA portal, we did a simple search on what a few ex-student associations did in India and abroad. There seemed to be a similar pattern of 'remembering the past', 'rebuilding old friendships', 'growing the network' or "giving back" in some way or form. I could not recall any ex-student association that did not have ties to the school and almost all had some form of annual celebration -- a ball, dinner or an entertainment programme - to celebrate and grow the network. The ties to the school varied in extent and depth; some maintained links, sold memorabilia, raised funds for activities. But on digging deeper, we found that there were very few that actually acted as an extension of the school.


    More names keep popping in my head. There was Thomas Marshal, who I know became a really good commercial artist. Then there was Reggie, who I thought looked always very sleepy. There were the brothers Sabu and Franklin. Both were hansome, one was short and stocky and the other was thin and taller. Now come to think of it, Franklin resembled the singer Prince. There was John Carvallo who was very studious and a damn good hockey player. Frank (Butler) was another good hockey player.

    Among Fathers and Brothers, there was Fr. Donelly, Fr. Soler, Fr. Barjao, Fr. Cassale, Fr. Fabregad, Fr. Lobo, Fr.

    Those days

    I am trying to remember people, places, things and events that are almost half a century ago. So if I falter, bear with me, correct me, remind me. People, well there is Brian Edwards, Kevin Wade, Manek Despande, Joseph D'souza,
    Bedford, Derek Andrade, Bernard Rodricks, Frank, and a whole lot of a hundred and fifty others who for the life of me, I can't recall. Brian had been my buddy from day one until we parted when leaving school. Kevin was wild when he joined, and I mean really wild. Then he sobered down and I got to know him better. I remember he was creative. He had a buddy who was kind of tiny, and who in turn had a pet squirrel, which died, and for which we enacted a burial near the banyan tree near Bhayawadi.

    Music & Movies

    Ever hear of the Binaca Hit Parade. No! Neither did I, until a kind adopted Uncle living on Bazaar Road just behind the Boarders Dormitories decided that the least he could do was to play that hit parade real loud for us boarders. And so, we learnt about Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Jim Reeves, Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, and of course Elvis. From Sinatra we learnt to do it our way; from Pat Boone we learnt about Wishful Thinking; from Jim we learnt about our Precious Lord; from Cliff we learnt that the Young ones are never afraid; from Elvis we learnt that we should keep loved ones always on our mind. Thats where we got our education in music.

    Sesquicentenary Inauguration

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