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The new Masha in Hauz Khas Village has a Levantine feel to it decorated as it is with ivory wallsblind arches covered with Moor-ish screensand colourful pastel cushions strewn on wooden table and chair arrangements The eatery boasts a balcony with a fabulous view of the lakewhich also doubles as its smoking area The menu is a treat to readfilled with the oddly-joined consonants and vowels that make up the names of Turkish dishes After spending a highly enjoyable time saying them out loud in what we imagine is a Turkish accentwe decide to put our patient and courteous server out of his misery We start with the non-vegetarian hot mezze platter comprising Chicken ShawarmaLamb Kibbeh (stuffed torpedo-shaped croquettes) and Lamb Fatayer (think miniature samosas)nicely rounded off with some pitadips and pickled vegetables The platter appears opportunelyjust as hunger begins to rear its demanding head The portions are large and keeping in character like the Assyrians we come down on the food like wolves on the fold Which actually makes poetic sense as the majority of our dishes contain lamb The shawarma is a rather fancier version of its street cousinwith tender shredded chicken and crisp pickled veggies all wrapped in a well-toasted pita bread The kibbeh is equally well-crafted with two distinct textures: soft succulent lamb mince enfolded into a crunchy bulgur coating Howeverit is the tiny fatayer that dominates the platterespecially when dipped into wellthe dips The dips incidentally are excellentparticularly the patlican salatasi an eggplant dip studded with gleaming pomegranates Given the generous portions of our appetiserswed have been quite happy to call it a night but we still have a hundred odd words to write and anywayis a Turkish dining experience complete without the celebrated doner kebab Correspondinglythe biblical theme still going strongwe order the lamb version and again have to wait a gratifyingly short time for it to appear The lamb is juicywith a well-defined yet subtle flavourwhich goes magnificently with an accompanying mayonnaise We proceed to stuff ourselves to the point where wed make a pretty good lamb roll ourselves Meal for Two: Rs 2000 (including taxesexcluding alcohol) Address: 9AHauz Khas VillageContact: 43333666 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: February 27 2017 8:50 am A poor transition from prone to standing series saw Sanjeev Rajput finish fifth with a score of 4206 on Sunday Top News The last time Sanjeev Rajput was at a shooting range he fled the venue mid-way through an event and disappeared from the circuit for several weeks Circa December 2016 The venue Balewadi Sports Complex After a decent qualifying round of the 10m air rifle Rajput was waiting to report for the final of the National Championships Days before a national-level shooter had accused him of rape Watch What Else Is Making News When the two came face-to-face in Pune the female shooter attacked him She beat Rajput leading to an hour-long chaos By the time the police arrived Rajput somehow escaped from the venue not knowing if he would ever be able to return to a range again There were FIRs against him at the Chanakyapuri police station in Delhi and Pune’s Hinjewadi and was called for questioning in the Capital But he has been out on bail to compete in international tournaments On Sunday Rajput returned to a shooting range for the first time since that ugly episode This time though there wasn’t any need for him to slip away There was a scuffle but to get selfies and photographs Rajput was welcomed to the finals hall of the World Cup with a huge roar and left with an even bigger one despite not being able to get on the podium He came agonizingly close though A difference of 01 when he bowed out at fifth place in the 50m three-position A shot millimeters to the left and who knows it would’ve been Rajput on the podium 15 minutes later considering how the others fared in the closing stages of an engaging final But Rajput wouldn’t deal in probabilities Not at the moment at least He looked glad just to be back at the range competing aiming at that tiny dot invisible to the naked eye placed at a distance of 50m from him “The episode has left me shaken and devastated” he says “This has been a struggle to return to the range Psychologically it is tough My family life is disturbed It was tough to concentrate fully on this event” The allegations against Rajput are serious The woman shooter has accused him of offering her a drink that was spiked with sedatives She claims to have fallen unconscious subsequently which is when he allegedly raped her Rajput an ex-Armyman who is now a Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach trained the woman shooter at the Karni Singh Shooting Range After the incident the shooter alleged that Rajput had threatened to kill her Since then Rajput says he has spent most time gathering evidences that will prove his innocence “I’ve got bail on merit Whatever proof I had I submitted it to the court after which I got bail The trial will begin soon” he says When he entered the Karni Singh Range on Sunday Rajput says he tried to cut off his personal life from professional In the last few years he has forged a reputation of being one of the best rifle shooters in the country behind Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra Rajput along with Chain Singh was the main hope to carry forward India’s rich legacy in the event Apart from Narang and Jitu Rai the Asian and Commonwealth Games medallist is also the only male shooter to have won a World Cup medal in recent times a silver at Baku last year But he was controversially omitted from the Indian squad last year which the NRAI said was because of his inconsistent performances internationally In the three-position event the shooters have to aim at the target by kneeling lying prone and standing During the qualifying and in the final Rajput shot best from the prone position However a few stray shots at crucial stages especially at the beginning of the final from kneeling and standing positions cost him dear The transition from prone to standing too wasn’t smooth Two poor shots of 96 ultimately sealed his fate exiting at fifth place with a score of 4206 China continued its dominance as Hui Zicheng (4542) and Jian Sun (4516) clinched the gold and silver medals respectively Switzerland’s Jan Lochbihler won the bronze with 4402 Rajput who will be back in the 50m rifle prone event on Tuesday is just glad to be back competing “So it was very important for me to reach the final and win a medal especially after whatever has happened But I’ll take the fifth place finish” he says “At least I am back at the range” Heena Sidhu misses final Harveen Srao 7th In the women’s 10m air pistol final Harveen Srao shot 1336 to finish at seventh place having qualified as the eighth contestant with 379 after shooting 96 92 95 and 96 in four series of 10 shots each Former world number one and a world record holder Heena Sidhu could not make the cut finishing 11th in the qualification stage with 378 while Priyanka Susvirkar was way behind at 36th Lin Yuemein (2408 in the final) won the top prize with a world record and compatriot Zhang Mengxue (2378) bagged the silver in another one-two finish for China Singapore’s Shun Xie Teo managed a bronze with 2174 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: November 16 2016 10:25 pm Vinay Kumar took an impressive nine wickets in the match (Source: Express Archives) Top News Captain R Vinay Kumar returned with an impressive nine-wicket haul in the match including a fifer in the second innings to guide Karnataka to a thumping 393 runs win over Rajasthan in Group B encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here today Vinay Kumar followed his exploits in the first innings with an even better show as he picked up five wickets for 54 runs in Rajasthan’s second essay to help Karnataka pocket full six points from the game Chasing an imposing 525 runs for a win in the second innings Rajasthan started the fourth and final day staring at a certain defeat as Karnataka bowlers needed to pick up just four wickets in three complete sessions to wrap up the issue And Karnataka duly achieved their goal as they took just four overs to bundle out Rajasthan for 131 and end their batsman’s misery for the second consecutive time in the match Resuming at the overnight score of 118 for six last four Rajasthan batsmen could add just 13 runs to their total Middle-order batsman Salman Khan top-scored in Rajasthan’s second innings with a quick 39 off 41 balls Besides Vinay Kumar left-arm pacer Sreenath Aravind (3/19) picked up three wickets for Karnataka Brief Scores: Rajasthan: 148 & 131 all out in 37 overs (Salman Khan 39; R Vinay Kumar 5/54) Karnataka: 374 & 298 for six declared in 621 overs Points: Karnataka 6 Rajasthan 0 Rishav hits 69 as Assam draws match against Odisha Opener Rishav Das (69) struck a patient half-century and shared a 71-run stand with Sibsankar Roy (39) to lead Assam to a draw even as Odisha walked way with three points courtesy their first innings lead here In reply to Assam’s 301 Odisha had scored 459 for seven declared to take a handsome 159-run lead in their Group B match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Assam began their second innings today and ended the day at 166 for four with das top scoring for them he faced 222 balls in his innings before being trapped by off-spinner Govinda Poddar His second wicket partnership with Roy ensured that they will at least the save the match Rahul Hazarika (23) was involved in a slow 43-run stand with fellow opener Das Brief Scores: Assam 301 and 166 for 4 in 75 overs (Rishav Das 69 Sibsankar Roy 39; G Poddar 1/33) Odisha 1st innings: 459 for 7 declared For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWhat’s in a name More sponsors says Vijay Mallya | Reuters Fwire Reuters Jul 14 2017 17:53:14 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 14 2017 17:53 PM | Updated Date: Jul 14 2017 17:53 PM Tags : By: Associated Press | London | Updated: November 28 2014 12:33 pm Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten illustrated manuscript for “Alice in Wonderland” will travel to the US to mark its 150th anniversary Related News Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten illustrated manuscript for “Alice in Wonderland” will travel to the US to mark its 150th anniversary The British Library said Thursday it will loan the book — presented by the author to Alice Liddell who inspired it — to New York’s Morgan Library and Museum and the Rosenbach Museum of the Free Library of Philadelphia next year The work which bears its original title of “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” was bought by an American dealer in 1928 and returned to Britain in 1948 The British Library also will display the book in late 2015 as part of an exhibition marking 150 years since its 1865 publication The library also plans a major exhibition next year marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 25 2017 12:27 pm This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M Pirsig working on a motorcycle (Source: AP) Top News Robert M Pirsig whose philosophical novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down died Monday at age 88 Pirsig’s publishing house William Morrow announced that he died at his home in South Berwick Maine He had been in failing health “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was published in 1974 and was based on a motorcycle trip Pirsig took in the late 1960s with his 12-year-old son Chris Like a cult favorite from the 1950s Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” the book’s path to the best-seller list was long and unlikely It began as an essay he wrote after he and Chris rode from Minnesota to the Dakotas and grew to a manuscript of hundreds of thousands of words After the entire industry seemed to shun it William Morrow took on the book with editor James Landis writing at the time that he found it “brilliant beyond belief” Pirsig’s novel was in part an ode to the motorcycle and how he saw the world so viscerally traveling on one compared to the TV-like passivity of looking out at the window of a car “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” ideally suited a generation’s yearning for the open road quest for knowledge and skepticism of modern values while also telling a personal story about a father and son relationship and the author’s struggles with schizophrenia A world traveler and former philosophy student Pirsig would blend his life and learning and East and West into what he called the Metaphysics of Quality “But some things are better than others that is they have more quality” he wrote “But when you try to say what the quality is apart from the things that have it it all goes poof There’s nothing to talk about But if you can’t say what Quality is how do you know what it is or how do you know that it even exists If no one knows what it is then for all practical purposes it doesn’t exist at all But for all practical purposes it really does exist” The book was praised as a unique and masterful blend of narrative and philosophy and was compared to “Moby Dick” by New Yorker critic George Steiner who wrote that Pirsig’s story “lodges in the mind as few recent novels have” Writing in The New York Times Edward Abbey was unsure how to categorize the book “Is ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ a novel or an autobiography” he wondered “In this case the distinction seems of no importance; maybe it never was Call the book as Pirsig himself does an inquiry Therein lies its singular energy and force” Pirsig’s response to his unexpected success was to step away from it He avoided interviews and took 17 years to complete “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals” the sequel to his best-seller “It is not good to talk about Zen because Zen is nothingness” he told The Guardian in 2006 “If you talk about it you are always lying and if you don’t talk about it no one knows it is there” A native of Minneapolis Pirsig was a prodigy who at age 9 scored 170 on an IQ test and six years later graduated from high school Army service in Korea at the end of World War II exposed him to Eastern thought and culture and profoundly influenced him He studied philosophy at the University of Minnesota traveled to India and back in the states honed an enigmatic teaching style at Montana State College and at the University of Illinois sometimes refusing to grade papers or asking students to grade each other At the same time he suffered from anxiety so paralyzing that one day he was in a car with Chris and lost his way needing his son to guide him home “I could not sleep and I could not stay awake” he told The Guardian “I just sat there cross-legged in the room for three days” Pirsig is survived by his wife Wendy; son Ted; daughter Nell Peiken and son-in-law Matthew Peiken along with three grandchildren Chris was killed by a mugger in 1979 and later editions of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” would include an afterword about him The author told The Guardian his son had not cared for the book “He said ‘Dad I had a good time on that trip It was all false”’ Pirsig explained “It threw him terribly There is stuff I can’t talk about still” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: A new video showing alleged outsiders raising anti-India slogans during a controversial February 9 event in JNU has given a fresh twist to the case even as police informed the Delhi High Court about presence of some “foreign elements” at the gathering JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar PTI The youths whose faces appear covered are seen raising slogans against India in the video and police said it is examining the authenticity of the video PhD scholar of JNU Umar Khalid one of the organisers of the event who had surrendered to police last night is visible in the video but is not seen raising slogans Police said it has shortlisted photographs of eight persons who are suspected to be outsiders and allegedly involved in anti-national sloganeering at the event But they are yet to be identified The video surfaced on a day the Delhi Police in its status report filed in the High Court claimed that besides JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and other accused persons some “foreign elements” were also present during the event who had “covered” their faces to hide their identity The report said “It is pertinent to mention here that shockingly the incident dated February 9 records the presence of foreign (elements) with their mouths covered which sufficiently came during the course of investigation” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi yesterday had said some of the youths who allegedly raised seditious slogans at the JNU event were outsiders Several videos of the event have surfaced since the row broke out leading to police arresting Kumar on charges of sedition from the campus triggering widespread protests Khalid and another student Anirban Bhattacharya surrendered last night after 10 days in hiding IANSwe have got so used to the sight of the dirty Yamuna, Dr Dixit says A post-graduate in microbiologywith another masters in public healthDr Dixit is now working on research in post menopausal bone diseases in womenat MAMC Armed with shovelsspades and trowelsthe group gets dressed up in surgical capssanitised gloves and protective foot gear All curious onlookers are welcomed to join in The job is a tedious one Every doctor digs through the piles of garbageseparating plastic and polythene from water hyacinthstrying to 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