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“Chakra The Invincible” was originally launched as a children’s animated film on Cartoon Network India two years ago with three new animated TV movies currently in production to be released on Cartoon Network and Toonami later this year Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Updated: September 11 2015 11:02 am Caitriona Towers in Gurgaon where the women were allegedly held hostage (Source: Express Photo by Manoj Kumar) Related News On a day officials from the Embassy of Nepal visited the Gurgaon Police to get an update on the investigation into the rape of two Nepali citizens by a diplomat from Saudi Arabia police also recovered CCTV footage of the diplomat’s apartment The police also sent another report to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and requested their assistance to take the probe forward On Thursday evening two officials — an inspector general-rank officer of the Nepal Police and a Nepal Foreign Services official — visited the Gurgaon police commissionerate “We are happy with the investigation done by the Gurgaon Police” they said after the meeting WATCH VIDEO: Saudi Diplomat Accused Of Raping Nepali Women- Will He Get Immunity The MEA had been requested to inform the Gurgaon Police of the protocol to be followed in such a case said a police officer He added that the police has acted within the Indian law and has not violated the provisions of any diplomatic convention or protocol “I believe that we have carried out a quick transparent and scientific investigation so far in this case and presented our findings before the MEA in the matter who now has to guide and assist us in carrying out this investigation further The finer details of the investigation cannot be revealed at this stage as the matter is sensitive and may affect the relations between two nations” said Navdeep Singh Virk commissioner of police Gurgaon The Nepali women were trafficked to Delhi via Bihar through Banke village in Uttar Pradesh said sources in the police The women had been brought to India through the country’s open border with Nepal said sources They took a route often used by traffickers — across states like Bihar Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand and sometimes West Bengal said an official “After women from Nepal are brought to Delhi they are kept with different placement agents in and around NCR in areas like Paharganj and Mahipalpur” he said Fake identity cards and travel documents had been procured for the women as soon as they arrived said the official The women were first to be sent to Oman but the plan had to be changed later as the agents could not arrange passports to Oman said sources in the police Instead they were then taken to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia via Mumbai and Colombo in Sri Lanka said sources For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: January 13 2017 9:05 am Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Men in Blue for the last time against England XI in the warm up game on Tuesday (Source: AP) Top News Team India coach Anil Kumble paid a glowing tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni who stepped down from limited-overs captaincy last week and said one of the highlights of his leadership tenure was the apt handling of senior players in the team Dhoni became India’s captain in all formats when Kumble retired from Tests during the Australia series at home in 2008 In a press interaction here ahead of the forthcoming limited-overs series against England Kumble reflected on that period of leadership transition and likened it to the one the Indian cricket has seen now Excerpts On similarities between ‘08 ‘17 “The first phase was probably easy for me because I was old it was easy for me to say ‘MS take over’ It was difficult for me to continue at that time the body was not willing but I thought it was the right time for me to leave as well MS (Dhoni) was ready to take over Test captaincy “From there to 2007 to 2017 10 years of captaincy is phenomenal It goes on to show the capabilities of MS as a leader and also what he has been able to achieve during the transition phase and also when the seniors left as well It is not easy coming into the team as captain and having so many senior players in the dressing room (Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly VVS Laxman Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid) He managed them really well He (Dhoni) not just got the best out of them but also got the best for the team Both as number one Test side and later on winning the World Cup and then the Champions Trophy and many other victories he has been part of “In this team except for Yuvraj Singh everybody else has started their careers under MS So that is the kind of transition he has seen It has been phenomenal to be able to achieve what he has been able to achieve We all know the value that he brings as a player and as a batsman and keeper and of course his value on the field It is never easy to take a call Hats off to him That shows how selfless he is and he probably thought it was the right time for Virat to take over Like how I felt back then it was the right time for MS to come in it is great for the team to have MS on the field with Virat leading the side” On the new captain Virat Kohli “Like I mentioned Virat came into the side when MS was captain so the bonhomie and bond that they have shared will only help Virat grow as a leader And Virat has shown the exceptional quality he has and what he brings to the team both as an individual and leader We have seen the results under him in Test format and I am sure he will be equally good in one-day format” On Dhoni’s role in the team “MS has been one of the best captains that we have had Hats off to him and congratulations to him for what he has done as captain Now looking forward to MS as the batsman and keeper and as a leader He is still a leader in the team” Will Dhoni bat at four “I don’t think it is the right for me to discuss the team combination Like you mentioned it is a good choice that we have in the squad with Yuvi coming back into the team We all know what he is capable of Having said that both Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav in that slot have done well It is nice to have choices there is competition in the team and that is what you want All 15 members are available for selection “At any given point of time you want to field your best team on the park and we would like to do that considering that each game is a knockout in the Champions Trophy (to be played in England this summer) That is the mindset players and the team have There is not much experimentation or much practice in terms of combinations and in terms of what you would like to be prepared with but no tournament you can say that this is the ideal preparation that you would want Whatever we have we will try and get the most out of it” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: May 20 2016 1:13 am Lucknow: The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari addressing a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday PTI Photo by Nand Kumar PTI2_20_2016_000198B) Related News The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmad Bukhari Thursday met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and asked them why there was no Muslim candidate in the party’s list of seven candidates for Rajya Sabha polls While asking them to make space for “at least one Muslim candidate” Bukhari also expressed unhappiness over the ruling party’s decision to repeat sitting MLC Bukkal Nawab He asked Mulayam to give the ticket to any other “intelligent and responsible Muslim” who could represent the community better “I expressed my displeasure for not including a Muslim candidate for Rajya Sabha elections This sends a wrong message At least there should be one Muslim in SP’s Rajya Sabha list to represent the community The candidate is supposed to see hear and speak in the House and raise the issues of the community” Bukhari told The Indian Express after the meeting at Mulayam’s residence here Asked about SP chief’s response Bukhari said Mulayam “has assured to look into the matter” because the party has already released the list Bukhari claimed that he did not recommend any specific name for Rajya Sabha candidature Share This Article Related Article The Samajwadi Party recently announced the list of its RS candidates which included Amar Singh Beni Prasad Verma and Lucknow-based realtor Sanjay Seth In an apparent reference to Amar Singh Bukhari said “I have said that a person repeated in the Rajya Sabha list is not liked by anyone” Bukhari also said that nobody in the community takes the Muslim candidate (Bukkal Nawab) for Legislative Council seriously and even then the SP has decided to re-send him to the Upper House “This Muslim candidate has no identity or following in the community Nobody takes him seriously SP should have a better candidate” Bukhari said During the meeting Bukhari “reminded” the leaders of their promises like reservation for Muslims speedy trial of cases involving Muslims jailed on terrorism charges opening of Urdu medium schools in minority areas and recruitment of Muslims in police force He said the SP may face Assam-like situation — where BJP defeated Congress in the Assembly polls — if the promises made to Muslims were not fulfilled before 2017 Assembly polls “If he cannot give 18 per cent reservation he should work for providing at least three to five per cent reservation to Muslims I told Mulayam that Assembly elections are coming closer and meeting the poll promises was necessary to keep getting the support of Muslims” the Shahi Imam added Bukhari also said that except one promise of erecting boundary walls around graveyards no other promise made to Muslims has been fulfilled so far “I have reports that these walls of graveyards have been demolished in several districts Even graves are being damaged for encroachment” Bukhari claimed He further said that he had supported SP in 2012 Assembly polls and hence wants that results in the next polls to be in the party’s favour but that will be possible only when all the promises have been fulfilled Bukhari claimed that he has met Mulayam and Akhilesh at least 20 times in past four years to remind them of their poll promises “I will be meeting Mulayam again after 15 days By that time Mulayam has assured to collect reports of the works that state government has done for Muslims” he added For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVisakhapatnam:With England gasping for breath after losing half their side on day two assistant coach Paul Farbrace on Fridayurged his batsmen to show resilience and fight back to save the second cricket Test against India In reply to India’s 455 runs England were struggling at 103/5 at stumps on day two still 352 behind as Ravichandran Ashwin (2/20) picked two crucial wickets and debutant Jayant Yadav (1/11) chipped in with one from seven overs "We knew it would be tough We knew it’s going to turn We knew there would be variable bounce That’s what you expect They have got high quality spin attack There’s nothing that happened today from a pitch or their bowling point of view that surprised us" Farbrace said "We knew India would bounce back there’s no point regretting about it There’s no point making any excuse We got to adapt and adapt quickly if they’re going to have a long international career "There was that period where we looked like we got a bit frenetic we didn’t cope particularly well and those are times when you’ve got to show a little bit more resilience and fight" he added England suffered a big setback with their man in form Joe Root getting out for 53 while Haseeb Hameed (13) was also run out cheaply Farbrace said the players had to show more collective application with the bat "What we’ve got to do is cope better under pressure We had a period today which was meek and mild a bit soft We’ve got to get these periods out Having fought back this morning it’s not a position we want to be in It’s pretty disappointing" he said "The key thing for tomorrow morning and it is a very old cliche is that we bat until drinks in that first hour and if Stokes and Bairstow can show the same courage guts and good application of technique it will become slightly easier "Whatever conditions you play in you have to believe that the longer you are there the easier the conditions become and the more accustomed you come to them" he said Ben Duckett was dismissed for five deceived by Ashwin’s off-spin as he continued his disappointing start to his Test career with an average of 1833 in four matches Coming out in support of Ben Farbrace said: "Ben is working incredibly hard he has worked at the ball spinning away from him He’s got to make those adjustments The best players are those who make those changes "In these conditions against a quality bowler like Ashwin it’s not easy We know India are a quality side They’ve had the better of conditions here and they’ve made better use of them" Mumbai: Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar would head the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIA) of the Mumbai Cricket Association according to MCA sources Vengsarkar who played 116 Tests will lead the five-member panel whose other members were yet to be decided sources said after a meeting of its Managing Committee today File picture of Dilip Vengsarkar AFP The 59-year-old former cricketer had contested the MCA’s elections held last week and was elected as one of the two Vice-Presidents Meanwhile the Managing Committee also decided to revert one of its oldest tournaments – the Dr H D Kanga League – to its original dates – in the midst of monsoon instead of at the tail-end of the season as was the case over the last two years A lot of clubs expressed their unhappiness over the change in the tournament’s format in the run-up to the elections when the two contesting groups held their pre- election campaign meetings with the voting club members PTI "Hello haven’t we met before" Yuvraj Singh said cheerfully as he walked into the room after a session of football with children and you could not help but be struck by the aura of his persona The man they call the ‘Prince’ the gladiator who hit a hapless Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in the 2007 World T20 the hero who ignored cancer to deliver the World Cup to a country that had been waiting for it like farmers in a parched land do for the first shower of monsoon the superstar who commanded a record-breaking Rs 16 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in 2015 Yuvraj has been a champion cricketer and he always will be but there is much more to the Chandigarh lad than cricket His life is a story of enormous crests and then depths of despair and the way he has negotiated all the hairpin bends on the road of life with the expertise of a seasoned driver is an endless source of inspiration We were at the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai last week where Yuvraj was nominated as the brand ambassador of Laureus – a "global movement that celebrates the power of sport to bring people together as a force for good" One would be aware of the Laureus World Sports Awards that recognises the greatest sporting achievements of the year and the awardees have included the likes of Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Serena Williams and Usain Bolt among others Indian sports enthusiasts would draw a connection with the organisation too with Kapil Dev Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid being the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy In an exclusive and candid interview to Firstpost Yuvraj the newest addition to the Laureus family spoke about what this nomination meant to him his fight with and victory over cancer his humanitarian work and interestingly and perhaps for the first time his struggles with fielding early in his career which in every measure was quite a revelation given that the image people had of him was that of a veritable Indian ‘Jonty Rhodes’ In this iconic image from the 2011 World Cup Yuvraj Singh celebrates after India beat defending champions Australia to progress to the semi-final AFP "It is a huge honour to be included in the Laureus family I have been watching the work Laureus has been doing since 2004 and I have seen how many legends have been working with them for so long and doing good for sports for all the countries in the world and to be included alongside legendary cricketers like Tendulkar Dravid and Kapil Dev is a huge honour" said Yuvraj when asked on what the nomination meant to him and the role he would be playing "It is a very special moment and hopefully coming together with Laureus we can do really good work for the community especially in the rural areas of India where there is no education on sports education on education and there is discrimination of children especially girls; to get them out there to come and play sports –football net ball –whatever sports they like to play I think it is very important for a child to have a healthy mind and play sports" he added The talk invariably moved to Yuvraj being diagnosed with cancer at the height of his international cricket career his subsequent triumph over the killer disease and bouncing back to play cricket at the very highest level and that too with distinction I brought up the words of Nelson Mandela the former president of South Africa and the first patron of Laureus “Sport has the power to change the world It has the power to inspire" Mandela had said at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000 "Definitely remembering Nelson Mandela when he said sports can change the world and it definitely has changed the world if you see over the years There have been some great sporting stories and one of those stories is about myself –coming out of cancer and getting back to sports to what I love It draws a lot of inspiration and it gives a lot of inspiration to others to come out of adversities and believe that if I could have done it they can do it as well In these circumstances sometimes we don’t have the right support and we don’t have the right people around us But I think if we come from a sporting background it motivates you to come back and play the sport So for people out there it is important to believe they can get back from the crisis they are going through and I think stories like mine can really inspire a lot of people out there who then will stand up for the community and do good for sports" Yuvraj noted Yuvraj Singh gestures upon returning to India after treatment for a cancerous tumour in the US His mother Shabnam Singh is in the foreground AFP He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour of the size of a golf ball in his left lung after the 2011 World Cup He was having difficulty in breathing felt nauseous and was spewing blood before the start of the tournament but nobody from outside got the faintest whiff of his troubles He put allthose aside and put up a stellar show at the showpiece event winning four Man of the Match awards –the joint highest with Aravinda de Silva (1996) and Lance Klusener (1999) –and was the chief architect of India’s fantastic title triumph For Yuvraj the country came first his own troubles were secondary With his cancer fully under remission by March-April 2012 it had to be one of the biggest human success stories ever "The motivation was to just win the World Cup We were all playing to win it for Sachin (Tendulkar) because he had given so much to the Indian fans over the years and somebody who has won everything deserves to have a World Cup It was a cohesive team unit" said Yuvraj "The moment (of highest achievement for me) was the World Cup in 2011 when we won the trophy after 28 years and winning in India was very special I can’t really express in words; it was a dream-come-true" But how did he react to the news that he had cancer There must have been negative thoughts swirling around him Did he fear for the worst "It is very hard to accept when you have cancer It took me a while to accept that I am sure a lot of people go through that adversity as well But once you accept it it is up to you to fight it Nobody else can fight it for you You can have the right support you can have the right doctors but it is eventually you who is going to take that call And if you go through a disease like that you don’t have a choice but to fight back So that is my appeal to people –that you can get out of it but it is only you if you believe in it" Yuvraj said "Definitely (there were negative thoughts) You don’t know whether you are going to save your life –you might survive you might not There will be negativity around you but the positive people around you take that away from you" he added Talking of the support he had during his most trying times one has to doff his hat to the efforts of his mother Shabnam Singh who was by his side at all times his teammates and friends Tendulkar once said before meeting Yuvraj in the hospital in London that he was afraid whether he would be able to control his emotions The Master Blaster gave Yuvraj a tight hug when the two met and dined together Tendulkar recalled that the way Yuvraj ate he was certain his junior colleague was on the mend Yuvraj Singh in tears as his India teammates embrace him after winning the 2011 World Cup AFP Yuvraj’s face brightened when reminded of that story "During those times you need a lot of support and a lot of positivity from your friends and with my mother being there and my family and friends I had a lot of support Tendulkar came all the way especially to meet me in England Anil Kumble came all the way to America These are the moments I will never forget and what people have done for me Obviously when your friend is in an adversity you would like to put a smile on his face and he (Tendulkar) definitely put a smile on my face" Yuvraj noted No interview with Yuvraj Singh would however be complete without a reference to his cricket and more specifically his fielding Yuvraj along with Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina totally revolutionised Indian fielding in the 2000s Those who have seen Yuvraj in his prime during that time would remember how he used to prowl the area around backward point letting not even a fly fly past him India till then were not exactly known for saving runs on the field or converting half-chances in terms of catches or run outs though a few fine fielders came along from time to time in the form of Mohammad Azharuddin Ajay Jadeja or Robin Singh But that was more an exception than a norm But there was perceptible change in the mindset of the team in the 2000s when fielding started to be taken extremely seriously to the point where being lethargic on the field today would mean an automatic disqualification for a place in the side irrespective of one’s expertise with the bat or ball Was fielding an aspect of his game that he emphasised on since the very beginning and what sowed the seeds of this revolution I wondered Was it a result of the realisation that India were lagging behind teams like South Africa Australia and New Zealand "(It was) Nothing like India lagging behind You have to work on your skills As a young kid I was dropped from my state team because I was known to be a bad fielder That was the first Ranji Trophy game I played I took it very personally my father (former India player Yograj Singh) took it very personally and I worked really hard on my fielding for the next couple of years I always thought if I ever play for India I would be the best fielder in my country That was my goal So it was about setting personal goals" Yuvraj declared I reminded him of the stunner he took of Jonty Rhodes in the 2002 Champions Trophy that amply displayed the high level that Indian fielding had touched It elicited a polite "thank you" Yuvraj Singh going through fielding drills during the 2011 World Cup One of best fielders India has ever seen he revealed that he was once dropped from his state team as he was perceived as a bad fielder AFP The discussion then moved towards the role of Sourav Ganguly in Yuvraj’s development as a successful cricketer "He (Ganguly) was the captain when I started playing I had huge support In the early days of my career I was in and out and was not being able to settle but he (Ganguly) knew that I was a match-winner and it was important for him to support me I also met him in Birmingham during the Champions Trophy (this year) and I told him I am playing my 300th game today and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support" Yuvraj played his 300th ODI in the 2017 Champions Trophy semi-final against Bangladesh becoming the fifth Indian player after Tendulkar Ganguly Dravid and Azharuddin to achieve this feat But has there been any moment in his illustrious career which he felt could have been different or could have been done differently "Yes not playing enough Test cricket When I actually got the opportunity to get into the squad in Test cricket I got diagnosed with cancer So that was unfortunate but life is not how we plan it to be; anything can happen So hope for the best and prepare for the worst I go by this theory and have no regrets and keep marching on and keep looking forward to life" said the feisty batsman His answer didn’t conceal his disappointment though it also showcased a resolve to take life’s challenges on the chin and still come up trumps How would he dispel the fear of cancer in the minds of people I asked "I think there is a lot of stigma around it People don’t really know People think it is contagious There is not much education in rural areas about cancer Through my foundation YouWeCan we are trying to spread that awareness among people and understand what cancer actually is You need to go to the right doctor to have the right help have the support of your family You have to be lucky to be detected early Early detection is the key I tell a lot of people out there Sixty percent of the chances are only if you are detected early So if you have any issues you must go to your doctor and take the right advice and be around positive people" Being a cancer survivor and in recognition of the love and support that he got during that harrowing phase in 2011-2012 Yuvraj now engages in a lot of charity striving to bring smile on the lips of the downtrodden deprived and the diseased through his foundation YouWeCan "The YouWeCan Foundation started when I came back from my treatment in 2012 We decided to work for cancer because obviously I had gone through it We have done more than a lakh detections in rural areas of the south east north The biggest problem with cancer or with any disease is that people in India don’t have insurance So it is important that you fund their treatment So whatever we can do at the moment. basically children who come back from cancer and parents who have lost all their money in their treatment who can’t support their education can come back and stand up in their lives again the way I had stood up Obviously I had everything around me to come back and be on my feet again So hopefully I can be of help to people and tell them that we are here to support you and your child is not alone" YouWeCan has been funding the entire education of children whose parents don’t have the funds According to the YouWeCan website the foundation has provided education funds to over 100 cancer survivor children and made more than 50000 students aware about cancer Yuvraj Singh is a true fighter champion and a marvellous human being There could hardly have been a better ambassador for a brand of the repute of Laureus Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 19 2013 12:52 am Related News Under thistop coaches from Spain to visit CLTA on regular basis5 CHART trainees to be sent to Spain for exposure trip The coming of Spanish coachJuan Carlos Andrade Hernandezto the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) has also brought good news to Chandigarh tennisfor the Association has signed a protocol with its Spanish counterpartMadrid Tennis Foundation (MTA)to give a major push to tennis in the region On SaturdayRajan Kashyappatron in chief of CLTAand Miguel Diaz Romanpresident of MTAentered into the agreement at a well-attended ceremony at the centre court of the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10 AlsoBhupinder Singh Hoodahimself an avid tennis playerwas present as chief guest on the occasion Carlos Almazan Fernandezsenior Spanish tennis officialand Carlos Andrardealso attended the event Under the protocolwhich has been signed for three yearsCLTA will receive a big boost World’s top tennis coaches from Spain will visit CLTA on regular basis to upgrade the training facilitieshelp the coaches and also teach new techniques to the trainees It willin turnbenefit the trainees as they will be exposed to international techniques at their home court Alsofive lucky players from CLTA’s Chandigarh Academy of Rural Tennis (CHART) would go to Spain for training exposure in global tennis techniques for a period of two to three weeks MTF will coordinate the training programme The protocol is also expected to bring CLTA closer to the world’s top international tennis associations “Spain’s Madrid Tennis Foundation had been impressed with our CHART programme Under CHARTplayers from villagesmainly from North Indian states like HaryanaPunjab and Himachalare selected and are trained at CLTA” said Kashyap Jai Singh Gillpresident of CLTAshared: “Madrid Tennis Foundation is deeply interested in supporting our programmewhich has a strong social contentbeing supportive of village children in India” CLTA is also establishing an ambitious project by the name of Chandigarh Centre for Tennis Excellence (CENTEX) for providing basic training to players from outside Chandigarh also Miguel Diaz Romanpresident of Madrid Tennis Foundationsaid”The concept of CENTEX is visionary The Madrid Tennis Foundationwhich is closely linked with Madrid Tennis Associationwill be associating with CENTEXand we will provide maximum support to it Our expertise lies in providing the best possible and latest training techniques All this will be made available to CLTA and its different initiatives” Currently 450 boys and girls in the age group 4-18 years train in CLTA’s Junior Development Programme These trainees will stand to benefit from the understanding reached between CLTA and MTF On the occasionto keep the spectators spellbounda scintillating musical drill was also displayed by trainees of CLTA’s Chandigarh Academy of Rural Tennis (CHART) Vijayant is now Inspector in Haryana Police The occasion also brought happy news in Vijayant Malik’s life as Hooda announced that the player would be made an Inspector in the Haryana Police Vijayanta former CHART traineehad applied for post in the Haryana Government and was awaiting the results Vijayantfrom Panipatwas a part of the Indian Davis Cup team for the Republic of Korea tie and was a stand-in player for the Davis Cup tie against Indonesia After learning the basics of the game at CLTAVijayant left for Delhi to train at the Siri Fort almost two and a half years ago Since thenhe has developed into one of the fastest rising talent in India Recentlyhe reached the final of the ITF men’s futures tennis tournament in Chandigarh where he lost to eventual winner Saketh Myneni MeanwhileVijayanton his return to Chandigarhparterned with CLTA traineeRanjit Singhand the duo took on Vishnu Vardhan and Vivek Shokeen in an exhibition match They lost the match 5-7 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jagmeeta Thind Joy | Published: March 3 2013 2:58 am Related News The multi-cuisine menu at the new Moti Mahal Delux has a predictable temper The brand recall of the name Moti Mahal is as crisp as the famed tandoori fare that the restaurant chain offers Moti Mahal has been around for a whilewith a substantial presence in Delhi and beyond Its foremost ownerKundan Lal Gujral is acknowledged as the initiator of tandoori chicken Given how the latter is a best-seller in the regionthe launch of Moti Mahal Delux in Chandigarh seems like a good move On the flip sideMughlai and Tandoori cuisine isnt a novelty in the city So how would this new restaurant fare We decide to find out Barring the colourful artwork on the wallsthe ambience is plush and the large open space has been given private attention (pun intended) with partitions The staff is quickpolite and the menu is handed promptly Speaking of whichits a multi-cuisine spread of MughlaiTandoori and Chinese fare The inclusion of Chinese menu might seem odd to those not familiar with the peculiarities of the Chandigarh diner but here its bound to win the restaurant brownie points The plump menuhoweverhas a predictable temper Paneer tikkaMushroom tikkaMurg Malai TikkaMurg Seekhyou get the drift The Murg Malai Tikkawe atewas succulent and cooked tender and the Seekh kebab wasnt overly spicy The main course offers options such as murg korma and mutton in various avatars Its always a good idea to try a new restaurants version of the dal makhani and butter chicken The latter is well done but the showstopper is the garlic naan paired with the raita and the dal With its smoky flavourdelicate tadka and silken consistencyit is the surprise element in our meal Meal for two: Rs 750-800 Location: SCO 20Sector 7Madhya Marg For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express AppBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 25