After playing a series of intense roles one film after another, John Abraham is finally letting his hair down with Pagalpanti.For the actor, this Anees Bazmi-directed film could be a whiff of fresh air, considering the heavy duty drama that he has been a part of in films like Batla House, Romeo Akbar Walter, Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran to name a few.As has been the trend followed by Akshay Kumar as well, Abraham is mixing it up with an out and out fun-filled entertainer in the middle of films that carry a strong patriotic flavour.Close Each of his last four releases have seen some degree of success at least, and barring Romeo Akbar Walter, which enjoyed just a fair run, the rest have been clean hits. related news Sidharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh's Marjaavaan opens well, Ayushmann Khurranna's Bala heads for 100 Crore Club M&E sector expected to grow $100 billion by 2024, digital content to drive growth Here’s a look at what’s helping … [Read more...] about John Abraham’s ‘Pagalpanti’ to take a route similar to his comedy hits Welcome Back and Housefull 2
Games hit the button
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Amol AgrawalThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on November 1, 2019, announced reorganisation of the supervision and regulation department into a “unified Department of Regulation”.In an earlier article (October 21, 2019), I had argued why and how the RBI needs to reorganise its finance function under one deputy governor and allocate all related responsibilities (regulation, supervision and stability) to this one position. It is not very often that you see the central bank pays attention to your article and acts on the same. I am obviously kidding and it is just nice to note that my thinking was on similar lines as that of the RBI.Close Until now, the central bank had six departments for supervision and regulation of three entities: banks, non-banks and cooperatives. The two broad roles of regulation and supervision were also divided across two deputy governors. related news RBI to come under direct scrutiny of Centre, new Parliament proposal suggests: Report RBI to … [Read more...] about Regulation and supervision: RBI hits the nail on the head
England's new 100-ball cricket format could fashion a revolution in the sport similar to the Twenty20 form, feels former India batsman Yuvraj Singh. The success of T20 has led to the introduction of several other formats including T10. Asked about the evolution of cricket, the the two-time World Cup winner said The Hundred seemed like an exciting prospect."The new 100 ball format will be an exciting one. That could be close to a revolution like T20," said Yuvraj.The Hundred, starting in 2020, is a new tournament in England that aims to break away from the traditional county system.Close The teams will bat for 100 balls each with overs, normally consisting of six deliveries, lasting for 10 balls with bowlers either bowling five or 10 balls consecutively. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post suspension: Rathour on batsman's reintegration The 37-year-old, who competed at the Global … [Read more...] about ‘The Hundred’ can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj
An extremely skillful bunch with each speed merchant bringing in a different facet makes the current Indian pace unit best in the world, feels team's bowling coach Bharath Arun.In another fabulous fast bowling performance without injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian troika of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami collected 14 wickets in an innings and 130 runs victory over Bangladesh in the first Test.But more than the wickets, it's the impact that the pacers have created over the last 20 months has left a lasting impression.Close "I think at present we are the no. 1 team in the world. Getting there is difficult, staying there is even more difficult. I think to do that over a period of three years, you need to stay constantly hungry," Arun said after the match. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights 'The Hundred' can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post … [Read more...] about India vs Bangladesh Test series: Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position