Phagun Rishi(OS2009) a chemistry honors graduate from Miranda House Delhi has had her dream come true.
She has been inducted as Flying Officer to the Logistics branch of the IAF and joins her first place of posting Adampur in January 2014.
She underwent a one year rigorous training at Air Force Academy Dundigal
Hyderabad and her combined Graduation Parade was held on December 14, 2013. The Chief of Air Staff NAK Browne comissioned her to the service along with 201 other cadets.
She was also felicitated by the Lion's International, Solan for the same on December 23, 2013 and is the first Sanawarian girl to join the IAF.
Here she speaks that how she achieved her goal... more
The OS Society & The Delhi Chapter are proud to present the Sanawar Polo & Ball ON 26th Feb 2014 !!
Venue for Polo - The Polo Grounds, race course road.
Timing :- 2 - 6 pm.
Dress Code :- Smart Casuals - No round neck t shirts & open footwear (men), please !!!!
Venue for the Ball - Zerruco by Zilli , The Ashok Hotel (5 mins away from the polo ground) https://www.facebook.com/zerruco
Timing - 6 pm onwards
Dress Code :- Same as above.
Rest of the details will follow.
Ps - We are in the process of generating funds for the event, so we would be grateful if any of you/your connects can pitch in . Call me for details # 9811220010
Look forward to seeing you & your spouse!
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
'Never Give In'
Ikraam S Aulakh
OS Get Together AT Noida – 22 Dec 2013
Col AS Butalia(OS59)
Early in Nov 2013 my wife, Bubbles and I were visiting the Yadav's (Aman Yadav HBD '57 and his wife Rashmi) when we stared discussing about Sanawar. We both suggested to Aman that we needed to have a get together of OS at Noida like the previous year.
A few days later I had an accident and landed up in hospital. Aman shot out a mail on sanawarnet about getting together. This had an enthusiastic response and we decided to have one at lunch on 22nd Dec. Though by now I was back home but with an arm in a sling, so Vishal (Zorba), VBD '86 assisted me . Soon we had sent out a string of mails and made a number of calls to all known OS in the NCR. Slowly the responses started to come in and finally by mid December we had a list of 65 OS who showed interest. However finally we had 39 of us who confirmed their participation with another 10 spouses joining in. To our delight Mr and Mrs UK Mukherji and Mrs Vyas joined the get together.
Even though it was a cold, dull and dreary day on the 22nd afternoon, we all got together at the Arun Vihar Institute, Noida. As OS started trickling in the bonhomie kept on increasing. The conversations started off from where they had be left the last time we met though it felt just like yesterday. For some we were meeting each after leaving Sanawar and there were quite a few whom we were meeting for the first time. It was great meeting the Mukherji's and Mrs Vyas who, surprisingly remembered every individual present of their time. The spectrum of the participants was spread from KB Deswal (1952) , Ashok Bhatia (1953) to Nikita Singh (Saxena) (2003) with a fair numbers from the 50's, 60's and 80's. The enthusiasm & camaraderie was great with a lot of leg pulling, with Magoo Nair ('57) and Vishall(Zorba) leading. And so before we knew it was time to say farewell again with promises to meet again.
Sanawar won the inaugural Old Boys Triangular Cricket Tournament between Doon, Mayo and Sanawar. In the finals played last night at Delhi's Jamia Hamdard cricket stadium, Sanawar outplayed Doon to coast to an easy win by 8 wickets. Set to chase 159 in 20 overs by Doon, Sanawar chased it in only 14 overs. Sangram Singh top scored for Sanawar and was unbeaten on 70. He was adjudged Man of the Match as well as Man of the Series. Apoorva Lakhia was awarded with the Best Batsman of the Tournament.
Sanawar was represented by Sangram Singh, Kim Sinha, Subroto Mallik, Apoorva Lakhia, Rohit Roy, Rahul Roy, Dhruv Soota, Manjit Singh Bala, Dhruv Sodhi, Pratap Bajwa, Raghav Karol, Ankit Rajgarhia, Gurjyot Thind and Ishwar Dhillon.
The Tournament turned out to be huge success and was appreciated by all the old boys of Sanawar, Doon and Mayo.
Himalaya - 94
Madureeta Anand's (OS87) film Kajarya has been ranked in the top 5 must watch films of 2014 by Forbes India, along with Anurag Kashyap's much awaited film Bombay Velvet . Written and directed by Anand, the film is set in rural Haryana, featuring real people and location. It is a gripping story about female foeticide. "Kajarya" was one of the three Indian films that had a worldwide premier at the nine-day long 10th Dubai International Film Festival that celebrated the 100th year of Indian cinema. Its promos were screened at the Cannes Film Festival held in 2013. Set for an early 2014 release in India.
From working in mainstream television production to documentary filmmaking to directing feature films, Madhureeta has dabbled in a variety of genres. Many of her films have been telecast on international channels such as BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and National Geographic. Her first full-length commercial feature film 'Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye', starring Randeep Hooda, Arbaaz Khan and Raima Sen, released on February 6, 2009. Kajarya has been co-produced by Bengali director Q, Starfire movies and Madhureeta Anand's company Ekaa.
29th December, 2013
Shiva wins Silver in Asia Cup, retains speed record
The 16th Edition of the Asia Cup concluded today in Nagano, Japan.
Shiva Keshavan, defending Champion won the Silver medal, clocking a total time of 1:39:750 seconds for 2 heats.
Shiva who was in good form clocked the best start time and was leading in both runs until the mid section of the track, the 4th intermediate time. However, he lost the leading position in the last 2 splits to Japan's Hidenari Kanayama. Kanayama won the Gold medal with a total time of 1:38:675 seconds. Shiva, however, retained his speed record at 134.3 kmph.
Earlier this year, the Sports Minister Mr. Jitendra Singh had pledged support to Shiva and sanctioned funds under the National Sports Development Scheme to help Shiva take part in some international competitions. However full support has not been possible as there is no recognized National Sport Federation. Shiva has been supported by Olympic Gold Quest and has found corporate backing with MTS, Coca Cola India and Swiss International Airlines.
Shiva will be competing in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, his 5th Olympic participation so far.
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