Bengal assembly limits governor’s role

HT Correspondentletters@hindustantimes.comKolkata: Relations between West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the state’s All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) government took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when the latter curtailed the governor’s powers as chancellor of state universities through a set of new rules.

I have to enjoy the process: Suyog Gorhe

As an actor, Suyog Gorhe has a checklist. And to his delight, three of his wishes from that list were ticked while shooting for his forthcoming film. From riding a superbike and driving a sports car and experiencing being shot in the leg, he did it all. “I play a filthy rich kid who goes to extreme levels to do anything in Senior Citizen. So, apart from riding and driving expensive cars, I also experienced how bullet firing sequences are shot. And, I lip sync to a song where Sonu Nigam has lent his voice. It has been the best experience,” says the Girlfriend actor.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she wasn’t hired for James Bond film because of her gender

Writer-actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge has once again made it clear that her gender played no role in her hiring as one of the writers on No Time to Die. The 34-year-old actor, who has been getting critical praise for her show Fleabag, was earlier this year roped in to polish the film’s script. There was speculation that she was hired to make the film more inclusive, specifically to improve the portrayal of women in Bond movies.

It’s an emotional moment: Azhar Ali on return of Test cricket to Pakistan

The return of Test cricket to Pakistani soil is an emotional occasion, captain Azhar Ali said on Tuesday but that will not come in the way of his team’s efforts to make amends for a disastrous tour of Australia. Pakistani players will play Test cricket at home after a gap of 10 years when they take on Sri Lanka in a two-Test series starting here on Wednesday. A 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team had led to a freeze on cricket in Pakistan, which has been playing its home matches on neutral venues.

India vs West Indies 3rd T20I:?Predicted XI – Virat Kohli needs to make crucial changes in decider

India is a team that plays T20 cricket with an ODI mindset, still. Yes, you can keep your brick bats ready for this analysis of ours but that is what it seems with the way the team bats, especially when they are setting a target. The practice of keeping wickets in hand initially and looking to go hammer and tongs in the last 5 has not yielded great results for the team which has found itself short of putting up unachievable targets despite a strong platform upfront on most occasions.

The new Bharat is a different marketplace

“We are finally realising that brands that become too focused on the individual and the change payoff are actually falling off. Brands that are about rootedness and collectivism are the ones that are doing really well. The idea is to move forward basis our roots,” said Dheeraj Sinha, MD, India and Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett – South Asia.