Indian national team created a record of winning eight consecutive official international matches as they beat Mauritius 2-1 in the opener of the Tri-nation series on Saturday but coach Stephen Constantine maintained that qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 is the target.”It (winning eight matches on a trot) will mean nothing unless we qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019. That’s where my goal lies and it will be so. I’m not a person who goes by the history,” Constantine said.”Be it 9, 10, 11, it matters little for me unless we achieve our target. Obviously, it’s important to win matches to continue the momentum. But, our main aim is to get into the right shape before taking on Macau and it’s still the same,” he added.It was from 1962 to 1964 that the Indian national team had won seven international matches on the trot.Constantine’s boys, though, have surpassed though winning eight games since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016.Constantine shared the credit of the success with all the backroom staff saying their role is as important as the coach and the players.”It’s not only about me or the players. The doctor, physio, media manager, equipment manager, masseur — everyone is part of the job and they deserve due credit. All of them play their respective parts to keep the best players on the pitch.”Mauritius began brightly and stunned the home team in the 15th minute when Jocelyn struck a beautiful volley through the Indian defence to put his team ahead.advertisementIndia, though, equalised in the 37th minute through Robin Singh who rightfully slotted home Rowlin Borges’ defence-splitting pass. Collecting the ball inside the box, Robin calmly sent the ball at the back to the net to restore parity for India.Goals from @robin_singh_23 & @Balwant_Singh17 sealed the comeback for the @IndianFootball team against Mauritius.#INDvMRI #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/GgD7kJvUNL- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) August 20, 201717 minutes into the second half, Balwant scored his first goal for the Indian national team in only his secong outing for the senior team and put the home team up front. Eugeneson Lyngdoh put through a delicious pass to Jeje Lalpekhula who smartly flicked it to Balwant and the substitute make no mistake in tapping the ball home.With five minutes of stoppage time added, Mauritius applied immense pressure on the Indians but the home team resisted and survived that to come out victorious.India will next lock horns with St. Kitts & Nevis at the same venue on August 24.
The show has participation of more than 101 veteran as well as young and emerging artistes from all over India. Some of the veteran artistes among them are – RK Yadav, Niren Sen Gupta, Jagadish Dey, Sangeeta Gupta, Badal Chitrakar and Vijender Sharma. Karun Tokas, Monica Wadhwa, Amrita Sharma, Priya Chowdhari, Daya Chand, Paramesh Paul, Neha Mulki, Ram Omkar and Tabassum Zaidi are some of emerging master artists whose works viewers can enjoy at the show. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This edition will be divided into four groups, based on the innovative idea of displaying art works in rotation to maintain novelty all through the duration of the show. It is a distinguishing feature of The Lexicon Art Show where though artworks keep changing but continuity is maintained. The 16-day long show has 4 groups of 4 days each. All these groups will showcase a different set of paintings and sculptures from different artists. Such an arrangement ensures that fresheners of the show are vibrant and the viewers enjoy the novelty during each session till the end. In terms of business also, all the previous shows proved quite fruitful. This is a format where appreciation and sales are quite guaranteed for the artists. When: On till 21 SeptemberWhere: Ambience Mall, GurgaonTiming: 11 am onwards
With the party season on us, you know you’ve got your fabulous party outfits ready! But with winter here, you don’t want to put on some dowdy jacket that takes away from your perfect party look? Worry no more! Experts list down some tips to look cool this winter For men4Layering is definitely the way to go during the winter! Layer a clean white shirt, with a round neck sweater to look suave while remaining toasty warm. Finish the look with a trench coat, which is without a doubt a timeless piece of clothing. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Sport outfits in darker tones including greys, yak brown, indigo, and other darker blues, which are perfect for the winter months. 4Complete your look with winter accessories including woolen neck warmers, and hand mittens or warmers.For women4Merino wool is a great fabric for winters. It protects you from the cold as much as it allows for the air to circulate. Besides this functional use, it also drapes and falls like a dream enabling jackets to layer up beautifully on anything. 4Layering is definitely something one can play with to build cosy and chic looks this winter. 4Play with colour blocking and different lengths of merino wool layers for a trendy look.