Mumbai, May 14 (PTI) All set to spearhead Indias campaign in the upcoming Sudirman Cup world mixed team badminton championships slated to be held in Australia, ace shuttler P V Sindhu is confident of a good show by the team.”I think we have a good chance, its a mixed team event so girls and boys both have to perform well. We are playing Indonesia and Denmark, so I hope we can win,” Sindhu said here last night after being conferred with the honorary life membership of the Cricket Club India.India, ranked no. 9, is placed in Group 1D with Denmark and Indonesia in the preliminary stage of the competition, scheduled from May 21-28. The team had finished 9th in the previous edition of the championships.India will depend a lot on the world no. 4-ranked Rio Olympic Games silver medallist in the event, from which another top woman shuttler and London Games bronze medal winner Saina Nehwal has pulled out due to family reasons.Since only one woman could play as its a mixed team event, Sindhu said Sainas absence should not be an issue.”Yes, Saina isnt playing, but when it comes to one singles and doubles only one player is required, so that shouldnt be any issue,” said the 21-year-old shuttler after having interacted with the CCI badminton-playing children at the clubs courts earlier.Sindhu has slipped down from the world no. 2 ranking she achieved after winning the Indian Open, and is eager to move up the ladder.advertisement”Currently Im on fourth (rank) and I expect to see myself in top three by the end of the year.”But I have already been in top two so I would definitely like to see myself as world number one, but before that I think you have to play well and if you do that ranking will automatically come,” she said.On current no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese-Taipei whom she had beaten on way to the silver medal in Rio, Sindhu said, “We havent played much recently. The last was Rio and All England. So I havent faced her recently.””But she is winning a lot of matches and doing well for herself. But when it comes to me playing against her, I feel its going to be a good match,” she said.Asked about the high points for her after winning the silver in Rio, the lanky shuttler said, “Winning China Open and Indian Open. I had always wanted to win a Super Series (event) and by fulfilling that I feel very happy and it gives me a lot of confidence.””After the Olympics Ive seen a lot of change, kids picking up badminton and also then a lot of academies have come up.”So, its a good sign and badminton as a sport is getting much more encouragement,” she said when asked about the changes she had seen in the shuttle game after her historic silver medal winning effort at Rio.Earlier during her interaction with the younger lot of club players, Sindhu evoked admiration when she said that she trained daily for 7-8 hours.She also said that players can learn a lot after losing a game by thinking back to the match and pinning down the errors they had made.”When I lose a point I dont think about it (at that stage) as thinking over it would make you lose the next 2-3 points,” Sindhu said. PTI SSR GK JMF
JFL NorthWest states that they are “honouring the brilliant, the talented, the weird, and the rare in the Vancouver comedy scene”.Determined by a panel of veteran comics and industry folks, the winners will receive a Golden Kevin (the company’s owl mascot) and other prizes. The inaugural gala will be hosted by Paul Anthony of Paul Anthony’s Talent Time and Graham “Sparky” Clark of Stop Podcasting Yourself. With these two involved, the night should be a hilariously weird spectacle and I can’t wait.You can see the full list of nominees at the JFL NorthWest website. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Vancouver seems to have awards for everything in the art world except comedy. “Why is that?” you might be asking. Is it because comedy isn’t very glamourous? After all, it is an art form that primarily lives in small comedy clubs and in the back of restaurants late at night. Plus, comedy is damn hard, so many people try it for a while and then fade into the night like a local open-mic night.When that happens, it’s hard to keep track of who’s doing what and for how long. Unless you’re a “comedy nerd” or a comedian, you might not know the inner workings of the scene. There is so much great talent in this city and a lot of hardworking entertainers who work tirelessly to make comedy. JFL NorthWest has taken it upon itself to begin acknowledging these comics and improvisors, and will be rolling out the red carpet for the first-ever Vancouver Comedy Awards happening on March 5 at the Fox Cabaret.Submissions for the awards were open from November to December, and industry experts have since narrowed down that list to form a top four in 30 categories. These include Favourite Comedy Room, Best Monthly Show, Most Enlighting Provocateur, Best Twitter Account, and even Cutest Comedy Dog. Among the nominees are John Cullen, Kathleen McGee, Kevin Banner, Sophie Buddle, and Ivan Decker. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook
Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags 1:59 Netpicks February is nearly here and Hulu has got some fantastic shows and films coming. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I must recommend you watch one of the greatest rom-coms ever written, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Or you can check out one of my other favorite romances, the Cher and Nicolas Cage masterpiece that is Moonstruck. If you’re not feeling the romantic vibe, and you’d prefer a good heist film, you may consider a The Thomas Crown Affair double feature. Hulu is picking up both the 1968 and 1999 versions. Comedy fans can check out both Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2 for another fun double feature option. What’s streaming in February 2019 I also urge everyone to check out the documentary Three Identical Strangers, which was hands-down one of my favorite films from 2018. On the TV show front, Hulu is also getting the newest season of Archer on Feb. 25. Or check out the season of Legion on Feb. 3. Available on Hulu, February 2019Feb. 1Into The Dark: Down: Episode 5 PremiereRecord of Grancrest War: Complete Season 1A View to Kill (1985)The Animal (2001)Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002)Bad Santa (2003)Barefoot (2014)The Big Lebowski (1998)The Bounty (1984)The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)Born on the Fourth of July (1989)Broadway Danny Rose (1984)Caddyshack (1980)Caddyshack II (1988)Capote (2005)Chaos (2005)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Chasing Liberty (2004)Dazed and Confused (1993)Deep Blue Sea (1999)Delta Farce (2007)Dr. No (1962)Equilibrium (2002)Escape from Alcatraz (1979)Field of Dreams (1989)Flesh + Blood (1985)Foolish (1999)For Your Eyes Only (1981)Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)Freedomland (2006)From Russia with Love (1964)Goldeneye (1995)Hairspray (1988)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)How to Deal (2003)Kingpin (1996)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Lars and the Real Girl (2007)Licence to Kill (1989)The Madness of King George (1994)Marathon Man (1976)Metro (1997)Mississippi Burning (1988)Moonraker (1979)Moonstruck (1987)Mortal Kombat (1995)Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997)Mystic Pizza (1988)Next Day Air (2009)Old Fashioned (2014)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)The Portrait of a Lady (1996)The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)The Quiet Ones (2014)Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)The Royal Tenenbaums (1997)Space Jam (1996)The Secret Garden (1993)Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)The Toybox (2018)Thelma & Louise (1991)Three Kings (1999)Thunderball (1965)Tomcats (2001)Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)Unforgettable (1996)Universal Soldier (1992)Untamed Heart (1993)Wayne’s World (1992)Wayne’s World 2 (1993)Wedding Crashers (2005)Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)While You Were Sleeping (1995)Feb. 2Cabin Fever (2016)Pick of the Litter (2018)Feb. 3Legion: Complete Season 2 Feb. 4Saints & Sinners: Complete Seasons 1-3 Real Housewives of New York City: Complete Season 10Dog Days (2018)Experimenter (2015)Feb. 5Paid in Full (2002)Feb. 8PEN15: Complete Season 1Feb. 9The Preppie Connection (2016)Feb. 10The Song (2014)Feb. 11All Square (2018)Feb. 14False Flag: Complete Season 2Zac & Mia: Complete Season 2 Feb. 15Bondi Harvest: Complete Season 1Jamie’s Quick and Easy: Complete Seasons 1-2Next (2007)Feb. 16Proven Innocent: Series PremiereA Perfect Day (2016)Feb. 17The Party (2018)Feb. 18Elvis All-Star Tribute: Special The Sisters Brothers (2018)Feb. 20Stan Against Evil: Complete Season 3Feb. 23Death Wish (2018)Feb. 25Archer: Danger Island: Complete Season 9 Every Day (2018)The School (2018)Feb. 26The Enemy Within: Series PremiereThe Voice: Season 16Three Identical Strangers Feb. 27World of Dance: Season 3 Tickled (2016)Feb. 28Whiskey Cavalier: Season 1 Digging for Fire (2015)The Guilty (2018)Leaving Hulu in FebruaryFeb. 2812 Dates of Christmas (2011)A Mermaid’s Tale (2016)All Over the Guy (2001)Apollo 13 (1995)Bad Girls (1994)Bad Girls from Mars (1991)Basic Instinct (1992)Beetlejuice (1988)Best Seller (1987)Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)Blow Out (1981)Blue Jasmine (2013)Christmas Cupid (2010)Deja Vu (2006)Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2007)Dream House Nightmare (2017)Dressed to Kill (1980)Exposed (2016)Hitman’s Run (1999)It’s Us (2016)Joey (1988)King of the Mountain (1981)Leaving Las Vegas (1995)Lethal Weapon (1987)Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)Line of Duty (2013)Living by the Gun (2011)Malena (2000)Manhattan Night (2016)Mansfield Park (1999)Message in a Bottle (1999)Miracle on 34th Street (1994)Mullholland Falls (1996)Operation Condor (1986)Operation Condor II: The Armour of the Gods (1991)Radio Days (1987)Ride (1998)Righteous Kill (2008)Rob Roy (1995)Silent Tongue (1993)Snow (2004)Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)Snowglobe (2007)Spy Game (2001)Switchback (1997)Teresa’s Tatoo (1994)Ulee’s Gold (1997)We are Marshall (2006)Wicker Park (2004)With a Friend like Harry (2000)For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! 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Meet another author from the Mills&Boon India chapter. Mahi Jay, hard-core romanticist at heart, took her time to leave a regular, comfy profession behind. She picked up the pen and took love to Bollywood. Jay speaks to Millennium Post about writing, life and romanceTell us a little about yourself.?I am an independent share market trader married to the man of my dreams. Despite being total opposites in most ways, somehow those very differences seem to work beautifully for us. Growing up, my world was filled with books. I used to make up my own endings and situations if those on the pages of the books did not work for me. But it didn’t occur to me until much later that I could actually create my own stories. One such story filled my mind and I just had to get it down. Which was when I saw an advertisement calling for aspiring authors for Harlequin. It seemed like an omen. I abandoned the story that I was working on and gave the contest a go and luckily for me my short story worked. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’How acquainted were you with the romance genre as a teenager? My first M&B was at 14 and I’d picked it up by accident. But after that there was no looking back. I devoured romance novels and their happy endings always gave me a high. For a while they were all I read. Until I discovered other genres and switched. But even now, my go to happy fix is a romance novel.Why choose a theme like a bollywood hero falling in love with a PR girl?In India everyone grows up on movies… So if i’m going to write a romance then I thought, why not about a bollywood hero? Someone larger than life. But it also gave me a chance to explore who he was as a person. His feelings, his foibles and his vulnerabilities. Normally it is the hero who rushes to rescue the damsel in distress but I created a strong independent heroine. Which Bollywood heroes did you have a crush on that might have spilled over into the book??I was curious to see what kind of person a bollywood hero would be behind the screen persona. That curiosity served as my inspiration. Beyond that I didn’t model my hero against anyone in particular. My hero’s past shaped who he was and I went with that.