Good support system vital to mould talent: Kapil Dev

Posted On Nov 26 2019 by

first_imgPune, May 7 (PTI) Emphasising on the importance of good family background in a sportsmans career, cricket legend Kapil Dev today said such a support system helps mould top talents into stars. The 1983 World Cup-winning skipper compared retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and his talented school mate and fellow cricketer Vinod Kambli to buttress his point while speaking at the felicitation ceremony of the parents of successful sportspersons here. “They both started together and were equally talented. Kambli, maybe, was more talented, but his support system, the environment at home and his friends circle, was totally different than what Sachin had,” Kapil pointed out. “We all know what happened later. Sachin went on to play for 24 years and Kambli just disappeared as he failed to lived up to the success he achieved early in his career,” said the former all-rounder.”Talent is one thing, but a sportsperson needs more than that. Support of friends, parents, brother, sister, school, college…everything,” he added. Kapil, however, urged the parents not to impose their own passion on their children.”Parents should give a chance to children to grow. Their job is to take the children to the ground. What the children do and learn is up to them. Do not push them to do something they dont want to do,” said Kapil. The former India captain also said that his teams triumph in the 1983 World Cup, the first-ever time the country had won the coveted trophy, helped the next generation of cricketers to reap the rewards. “Actually our triumph helped the next generation to enjoy the fruits of our victory. The Cricket Cricket Board (BCCI) then was a small body, but later it went on to become one of the richest and influential sports bodies in the world and the current generation of cricketers are benefiting from it,” he said. Parents of successful sports men and women, including cricketer Zaheer Khan, tennis star Sania Mirza, former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillai and current football captain Sunil Chhetri were felicitated by the Pune International Sports Expo here. They were felicitated by Kapil and PISE founder and director, Vishwajeet Kadam with medals and bouquets, a media release said. PTI SSR NRB CM CM SREadvertisementlast_img read more


Wilbert Das Creative Director of Italian label Di

Posted On Aug 10 2019 by

first_imgWilbert Das, Creative Director of Italian label Diesel, launches a fully independent project, the UXUA Casa Hotel (pronounced oo-SHOO-ahh) located in Trancoso, a colorful fishing village on Brazil’s idyllic Bahian coast.Situated on the historic ‘Quadrado’ – a grassy hilltop square closed to traffic except for the occasional horse – UXUA’s unique 1 – 3 bedroom houses are self-catering or fully serviced according to preference. The units are complemented by a one-of-a-kind aventurine quartz swimming pool (aventurine an alluring green stone considered by many to possess powerful healing qualities), a restaurant, lounge, library, gym, spa, and a dedicated beachfront annex constructed of grounded fishing boats set beside ocean mangroves 5-minutes walk from the Quadrado.Three of the UXUA houses are restored from traditional fishermen’s homes and face directly onto the Quadrado, and the remaining six (including a multi-level treehouse made entirely of recycled wood) are nestled around pools in a lush tropical garden of flowers, fruits, and towering cocoa and jackfruit trees.Wilbert conceived the entire UXUA project as a tribute to the region of Bahia and its dynamic people. Built with the collaboration of a group of talented local artisans and builders skilled in recycled materials and traditional construction methods, the project has taken two years to realize.The resulting architectural mix showcases southern Bahian and Indian influences alongside a rustic modernism that nods to Wilbert’s work in contemporary fashion and furniture design. The houses are each unique in every feature. Décor is composed of antiques and Bahian art as well as hand-made furniture and fixtures crafted on-sitewww.uxuacasahotel.com/last_img read more