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Dhanush Babu

“It was quite difficult when I started off, right from finding a good coach to tiring sessions and balancing studies but, after I won my first medal, there was no looking back,” says elite skater, Dhanush Babu as he recounts his journey to the two Asian Bronze medals in October this year.

For this 22-year old skater, coach and freelance ethical hacker from Bangalore, the journey to the Asians and the medals in October were nothing that he could skate by, and every step through the 18 years was a struggle right from when he began skating in 1999.

But that is just not it, being the world’s 13th fastest skater and the Asian medals in Rink and Road Relay is not something that satisfies him, “Skating is my passion and I will continue to aim higher than my present position” he says as he views this as a milestone in his skating career and aims to be the best in the world one day.

SRUTHI BHAT (SB): What was your primary challenge when you began skating?

DHANUSH BABU (DB): The first problem that I faced was finding proper coaches. I am a leftie and turning on the track was always a problem. It was tough to find a coach to suit this major difference I had. So then, my dad trained to be a coach and since then he has been coaching me.

You won your first national medal in 2001 when you were six, and there has been no looking back since. How easy was it for you to manage both skating and academics?

To be honest, both my school and junior college did not support my skating but then skating as my passion, and I decided to keep education aside and go ahead with it.

Dhanush Babu

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What was an infrastructural drawback that you faced as a skater?

The track that I had access to was a very small one and was not of the prescribed international standard. The very first international skating track in Bangalore came up in 2007 and until then I had to travel to different places like Mysore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai to get access to tracks that meet the international requirements.

Do you think the above-stated problems are now solved?

There are many skaters who are still waiting for proper tracks to skate on. If they have a better place to train, their performance will definitely improve. A 130m synthetic track which is considered apt for training is very costly and there are no sufficient funds available for its construction from the federation’s budget or from the Government.

What Government support do you receive as skaters? Is the support sufficient?

The government awards both national and international medalists with a cash award but, the prize money hardly suffices for the costs incurred to participate and win that medal. Also, scholarships by the government are usually given in the form of reimbursement of expenses with a ceiling, but, skating being a very expensive sport, many are unable to meet the expenses and wait for reimbursement. This discourages many talented skaters from participating in international events.

What is the role played by the Skating Federation to support elite skaters like you?

The federation morally supports the skaters and encourages us to participate in national and international events but, there is not much motivation from them in- terms of winning the events participated in. Their main focus is on sending skaters to the events and bringing them back irrespective of the results of the tournament. They conduct district, state and national level competitions periodically. But apart from that, there isn’t much financial support from the federation.

What are your views on the coaching program available for coaches in India?

There is no exclusive coaching program available to train skating coaches in India. But, if a coach is dedicated, the quality of the training is high regardless of their qualification. The coach needs to be talented and dedicated even if he isn’t qualified because a dedicated coach always sees room for improvement which can be sought out by a trial and error method based on mutual trust between the coach and the skater.

Dhanush Babu

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How did you begin coaching? Did you undergo any special training before you began coaching?

I went to Italy in 2012 and I happened to meet a few coaches there. After speaking to them I attended a coaching program. Since then, I tried various techniques on myself based on trial and error which helped in forming generalised training techniques which I apply when I train my students.

A little more on you academy and your life as a coach there?

I and a few other skaters have a skating club called ‘City Skaters’ where we train about 150-250 students out of which 3-4 are international level skaters and about 150 national skaters and 100 district level skaters.

What does your club do to battle the infrastructural drawbacks that prevail in skating?

We train students from Government schools, Colleges and Government Aided schools and colleges free of cost. This does not affect us in any way as we can afford to train these kids for free from the fees received from the training of other students. At the end of the day, we do not want to stop good talent from going waste.

If there was one thing you could do to enhance training given to your students, what would it be?

I would arrange to get in international coaches from abroad at least thrice a year for all the skaters. Usually, foreign coaches come to India upon request by individual skaters who can afford to pay such large amounts for the special training. I want to make such training of international standards accessible to all skaters in the country.

What challenges do you face as a coach?

It is difficult to train the kids these days as they aren’t willing to put in a lot of effort. They get everything that they want easily and they apply the same logic to skating. Also, the parents do not like exerting their kids a lot. They do not understand that the lesser effort and training invested will result in reduced performance and results.

As a club, what challenges do you face?

We are a bunch of youngsters who do not depend only on the skating coaching for our source of income, thereby; we charge minimal fees from our students which is about 250 rupees a month per child. The public generally associates skating to a very expensive sport and assume that due to the minimal fees, the quality of the training will be compromised. As a result, attracting talented skaters becomes a huge challenge for us.

How is the medical infrastructure in the country for treating injuries occurred during skating?

(laughs) We are immune to falling. There are a lot of injuries on and off the track during and off competitions but usually, they aren’t very serious ones that would need special care. Regular exercise helps in keeping injuries at bay and also helps in reducing damage during an injury. This exercising both as a preventive measure and cure to injuries is usually in the form of workout and physiotherapy which is easily accessible by all athletes.

Does an injury affect your participation and performance in any way?

No, Not really. In a case of serious damage we are advised to not skate until recovery but, post recovery an injury doesn’t really affect our performance. There are very few cases of people quitting the sport because of an injury. Once a skater is ensured that due care and medical attention is been given to the injury and they have healed, they start skating again. It takes a few days to get back in form, but that doesn’t lead to a person quitting it. The injury is never a demotivation to us.

So of all the challenges you mentioned before, what according to you will help to change the picture of skating in India and ensure that there are more of the likes of you in the future?

Firstly, People need to start taking skating seriously as a sport and for that to happen we need proper coverage from the media. The general public needs to be made aware of the sport and the seriousness of it. Once that is done, it would then become easier to approach sponsors making the sport affordable and result in identifying, moulding and retaining talented skaters across the country.

An aspiring chartered accountant and journalist. Also, a passionate photographer , an avid reader with a heart filled with wanderlust, adventures are always a yes! I like to meet new people, learn about different cultures whilst being deeply intrigued by history and Indian mythology. Long drives, walks, and soothing music fuel my soul. Doodling and painting helps me battle boredom. I believe in looking a little beyond everyday and everything for simplicity is peaceful and life, truly. Briefly, a nerd who is out of the box, an artist by choice, writer by passion and photographer by obsession.

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023

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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?

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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”

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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on WhatIsTheMatrix.com, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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