Whether the ISL (Indian Super League) would be able to glamourise the game of football in India.

The Indian Super League, officially known as the Hero Indian Super League is going to start on 12th October 2014. The ISL will be a professional football and will be one of the top tier football leagues in India after the I-League. It will feature eight franchise teams from all around India. The league will run up to the month of December 2014, with final series determining the champion.


Now, the question is that whether the ISL (Indian Super League) would be able to glamourise the game of football in India and fetch that popularity as the IPL (Indian Premiere League) did so far. The game of football always been popular in India but due to lack of glamour and other promotional efforts people have shifted their interest towards Cricket as Cricket has more glamour and money. But still Football is popular in the states like West Bengal, Kerala, Goa, Punjab and North Eastern States of Manipur and Mizoram in India. With the significant performance by the Lajong FC, Shillong now the game is increasing its popularity in the state of Meghalaya.
It is definitely a good move to provide such a platform where the local and national Indian Players will have the experience of playing with international stars.
Like IPL, he Indian Super League will also consist of controlled rosters. Each team must sign at least one marquee player while they must also sign seven other foreigners. Of these seven foreigners, only two can be signed directly by the club with the other five coming from the foreign player draft. Each team must also have 14 Indian domestic players, four of which being local players to the city.

The nine cities that were up for bidding originally were Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. However, due to the delay of the start of the Indian Super League from January 2014 to September 2014, the bidding for teams did not begin till 3 March 2014.Interested bidders would have to gain a tender form for an Indian Super League team. On 13 April 2014, the winning bidders were announced. The most expensive city to be won was the Kolkata team, which was won by a group which contained former India cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly, businessmen
Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh, and Spanish La Liga side Atlético Madrid, for approximately 18 crores. The base price of each team was set at 12 crores each. Another former India cricket player and skipper, Sachin Tendulkar, alongside PVP Ventures, won the bidding for the Kochi team.
Bollywood stars also won bids for teams. John Abraham, partnering with Shillo Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goang Lajong, won the bidding for the Guwahati team which latterly renamed as North East United. Ranbir Kapoor, alongside Bimal Parekh, won the bidding of the Mumbai team while Salman Khan won the Pune team with the Wadhawan Group.The Delhi team was won by DEN Networks while the Bangalore team was won by the Sun Group. The Goa team, finally, was won by a three-way partnership between Videocon, Dempo, and Salgaocar.
Then, on 14 August, it was announced that the Bangalore franchise would disband and on 21 August it was confirmed that Bangalore would be replaced by Chennai team which is owned by Abhishek Bachchan, partnering with Team India Cricket Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Vita Dani.
The domestic players draft took place for two days on 22 July and 23 July 2014 in Mumbai. There were 84 players up for grabs during the draft that could be picked between six of the eight Indian Super League teams (Goa and North East United selected from their I-League teams). Close to 50% of the 84 players had been a part of the India national football team.The opening pick in the draft was Lenny Rodrigues by FC Pune City. Subrata Pal, Syed Nabi, and Gouramangi Singh were the more expensive picks during the draft.
The international draft took place on 21 August 2014 in Mumbai.There were 49 players available for selection in this draft. The opening pick in the draft was former Inter Milan defender Bruno Cirillo, who was selected by FC Pune City.
The much awaited Indian Super League will kick-off from October 12 and some big names including David James (England), Manuel Friedrich (Germany), Luis Garcia (Spain), Alessandro Del Piero (Italy), David Trezeguet (France), Joan Capdevilla (Spain), etc.

The teams at a glance those will be fighting for the title of the 1st Edition of ISL are as follows;

Teams

Head Coach

Marquee Player

  • Atlético De Kolkata

Antonio López Habas

Elano

  • Chennaiyin FC

Marco Materazzi

Alessandro Del Piero

  • Delhi Dynamos FC

Harm van Veldhoven

Robert Pirès

  • FC Goa

Zico

David James

  • FC Pune City

David James

Fredrik Ljungberg

  • Kerala Blasters FC

Peter Reid

Joan Capdevila

  • Mumbai City FC

Ricki Herbert

David Trezeguet

  • NorthEast United FC

Franco Colomba

Robert Pirès

 

FIXTURE and MATCH SCHEDULE

 

Date

Day

Time

Matches

Location

12-Oct

Sunday

7:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC

Salt Lake Stadium

13-Oct

Monday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Pune City

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

15-Oct

Wednesday

7:00 PM

North East United FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

Indira Gandhi Stadium

16-Oct

Thursday

7:00 PM

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

17-Oct

Friday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City

D.Y. Patil Stadium

18-Oct

Saturday

7:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs Delhi Dynamos FC

Salt Lake Stadium

19-Oct

Sunday

7:00 PM

Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

20-Oct

Monday

7:00 PM

North East United FC vs FC Goa

Indira Gandhi Stadium

22-Oct

Wednesday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

23-Oct

Thursday

7:00 PM

FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

24-Oct

Friday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC

D.Y. Patil Stadium

25-Oct

Saturday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs Chennaiyin FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

26-Oct

Sunday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs FC Goa

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

27-Oct

Monday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

28-Oct

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs NorthEast United FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

29-Oct

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

31-Oct

Friday

7:00 PM

FC Goa v Delhi Dynamos FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

1-Nov

Saturday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

D.Y. Patil Stadium

2-Nov

Sunday

7:00 PM

Chenani Titans vs Atletico de Kolkata

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

3-Nov

Monday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs NorthEast United FC

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

4-Nov

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

5-Nov

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

D.Y. Patil Stadium

6-Nov

Thursday

7:00 PM

NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC

Indira Gandhi Stadium

7-Nov

Friday

7:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City

Salt Lake Stadium

8-Nov

Saturday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

9-Nov

Sunday

7:00 PM

FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

10-Nov

Monday

7:00 PM

NorthEast United FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

Indira Gandhi Stadium

11-Nov

Tuesday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

12-Nov

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

13-Nov

Thursday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

14-Nov

Friday

7:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs Chennaiyin FC

Salt Lake Stadium

15-Nov

Saturday

7:00 PM

NorthEast United FC vs FC Pune City

Indira Gandhi Stadium

16-Nov

Sunday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

17-Nov

Monday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa

D.Y. Patil Stadium

18-Nov

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs NorthEast United FC

Salt Lake Stadium

19-Nov

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Chennaiyin FC vs FC Pune City

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

21-Nov

Friday

7:00 PM

NorthEast Unietd FC vs Mumbai City FC

Indira Gandhi Stadium

22-Nov

Saturday

7:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa

Salt Lake Stadium

23-Nov

Sunday

7:00 PM

Chennaiyin FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

24-Nov

Monday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Pune City

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

26-Nov

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

27-Nov

Thursday

7:00 PM

FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

28-Nov

Friday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs Mumbai City FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

29-Nov

Saturday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs Atletico de Kolkata

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

30-Nov

Sunday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs Chennaiyin FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

1-Dec

Monday

7:00 PM

FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

2-Dec

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Delhi Dynamos FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

3-Dec

Wednesday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs Mumbai City FC

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

4-Dec

Thursday

7:00 PM

Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

5-Dec

Friday

7:00 PM

Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)

6-Dec

Saturday

7:00 PM

FC Pune City vs Delhi Dynamos FC

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex

7-Dec

Sunday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City FC vs Atletico de Madrid

D.Y. Patil Stadium

9-Dec

Tuesday

5:00 PM

NorthEast United FC vs Delhi Dynamos

Indira Gandhi Stadium

 

Tuesday

7:00 PM

FC Goa vs FC Pune City

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda, Goa)

10-Dec

Wednesday

5:00 PM

Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters FC

Salt Lake Stadium

 

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Mumbai City vs Club Chennai

D.Y. Patil Stadium

     

Semi-Final First Leg

 

13-Dec

Saturday

7:00 PM

TBD

TBD

14-Dec

Sunday

7:00 PM

TBD

TBD

     

Semi-Final Second Leg

 

16-Dec

Tuesday

7:00 PM

TBD

TBD

17-Dec

Wednesday

7:00 PM

TBD

TBD

     

Final

 

20-Dec

Saturday

7:00 PM

TBD

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flix Canvas Productions, Subhadip Mondal and Short films.

Some people have their own idea of creating something with the available resources and time. Subhadip Mondal is one of such person who is found to be quite creative in the field of Arts and Entertainment. With his maiden venture, he came up with a short film in Bengali called “True Friendship” which was entirely shot with just a Sony XPERIA S mobile camera. The film was unbelievably a great creation considering his maiden venture and the limited resources he could manage at that time. In the year 2012, he released the short film “True Friendship” under the banner of production house called “HatersWillHate” which subsequently renamed as Flix Canvas Productions.

confession

Again in the later part of 2012 he came up with a Bengali Psychological Thriller called “RELATIVITY” in which he once again proved that he has got a natural talent to create such things with some extraordinary shots and background scoring. He tried to focus something about hypnotism and astral projection. In that movie the lead role played by actor Abheek Chattopadhyay was a remarkable one. In all the films made by Subhadip Mondal so far Abheek Chattopadhyay’s presence was a great treat to watch.

In between release “True Friendship” and “Relativity” there was a short film in Bengali viz. “ROOMMATE”. The complete location of the film was in a room. Again Abheek Chattopadhyay successfully played the role of a roommate with a sign of doing better next time.

After a long gap, Subhadip surprised us with a film called “The Confession” but this time in English which was released on June 14, 2014. The film was all about a terrorist called Zayed Ansari again the role of Zayed Ansari was played by Abheek Chattopadhayay. The film was much better equipped with technology and the smooth digital touch by Writer/Producer/Composer/Director Subhadip made the film a real thriller which can be compared with any short film of this type. It was noticed that The Flix Canvas Productions has been really focusing to improve and the impact was pretty much there in the film “The Confession”

Now, a project is almost completed according to reports. From some authentic sources it is known that the new film of Subhadip will be quite different from the previous releases. It sounds that another surprise package is knocking at the door from Flix Canvas Production. “Constantaneous” is the name of upcoming short feature from Subhadip, a teaser of which already been released. We are keeping our fingers crossed and eagerly waiting for the same.

Moreover, there is another project from the same house called “MIND MISLEADING”. However, no idea about the progress, theme and release of the film. But “Constantaneous” is the one which is going to reach us very shortly. The followers of SOCIOTIME will get updates with review of the film “Constantaneous” as soon as it is released.
The Official Facebook Page of Flix Canvas Productions is https://www.facebook.com/HatersWillHate2012 . All are requested to like the page and get every updates regularly.

Increasing Cyber Crime – A matter of great concern

These days due to increasing cyber crime by the tech-savvy international criminals it became necessary to think about how to fight with the Cyber Crime. Recently during the month of September 2014 it was decided that a new Interpol centre to be opened in Singapore next year which will strengthen global efforts to fight increasingly against the cyber crime.

cybercrime

Computer crime or Cyber Crime refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network. Cyber Crime is criminal exploitation of the Internet. Dr. Debarati Halder and Dr. K. Jaishankar in the year 2011 define Cybercrimes as: “Offenses that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS)”. Such crimes may threaten a nation’s security and financial health. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is lost or intercepted by a tech-savvy person.

These days people using Social Networks with fake profiles using a profile of some other person as profile picture and trying to victimize the true user of Social Network. Even it has also been noticed that some people having the practice of uploading objectionable materials in order to blackmail people. Experts are trying to find a solution for minimizing such practices but due to lack of supports from the internet user community, the impact of computer crime has not been come under control.

There are scopes to report any practices by any user of Social Network that may harm people directly or indirectly. But unfortunately there are very rare cases of reporting and the fake users have been enjoying their activities widely enough.

Spreading viruses to computers through networks is a prime exercise of Cyber Criminal these days. Although companies are coming up with anti-viruses but unfortunately, currently there are no existing antivirus software is able to catch all computer viruses (especially new ones). Computer security researchers are actively searching for new ways to enable antivirus solutions to more effectively detect emerging viruses, before they have already become widely distributed. Computer viruses currently cause billions of dollars worth of economic damage each year due to causing systems failure, wasting computer resources, corrupting data, increasing maintenance costs etc.

Now, it is really a great matter of concern that how to cope with the increasing Cyber Crime. Nothing much we the general user of the internet can do about. But we can take extra caution during using internet. We should not click any suspicious link and should report any suspicious post in the Social Media to the authority concern as and when such things come into notice. We should not encourage the fake users of Social Media. While making an interaction we should repeatedly study the profile of the person which may help us to avoid ourselves to get victimized.

Mega Block and Endless Process of Gauge Conversion Works by N F Railway.

It is almost two decades elapsed after taking up of the mega project Lumding – Silchar gauge conversion works. The Metre Gauge Railway line from Lumding to Silchar via Badarpur is now more than a century old and till now trains are plying on this track with some amount of risk and passing through structures like tunnel, bridge etc. which were built during first part of last century.
According to sources that the North-east Frontier Railway (NFR) authorities said work on the much-delayed Lumding-Silchar broad gauge project in Assam has so far made 80% progress and the much-awaited mega block in the 201-km section will be taken up from October 1 and after mega block is over, work on broad gauge conversion of the Lumding-Silchar section will be completed by March 2015.

Diyung Bridge for BG Railway Track near Haflong at Lumding-Badarpur Section

Diyung Bridge for BG Railway Track near Haflong at Lumding-Badarpur Section

Now it is learnt from another sources that the proposed date of completion of work is extended up to March 2016. It is not the first time the NF Railway authority had declared the date of completion several times in the past and within a very short time they had to extend the proposed date of completion.
There are many reasons behind non completion of the project, in the past the construction companies had to gone through many hindrances like militancy, erosion of soil etc. As of now there are 2 major structures are yet to be completed, these are tunnel No. 7 and 10 which are most unlikely to be completed by March 2015 and Both tunnels are considered critical given the geo-physical nature of the Barail range. So, the dreams of the people of entire Barak Valley along with the people of Hill District of Dima Hasao are not going to come true in the year 2015.

As the NF Railway authority has taken the decision for Mega Block from October 1, the people across the region will suffer a lot because very poor condition of the alternate medium of communication. The road condition from Haflong to Silchar (under NH-54-E) is frequently blocked in rainy season due to land slide. The nature of soil is such that landslide cannot be stopped and also the condition of Haflong-Diyungmukh Road through which the people used to go to Guwahati via Nagaon demands major renovation and repairing for interrupted communication and for carrying essential commodities etc. during the mega block period.

Now, the question is how long the mega block will continue. Whether it will go beyond March 15? Had the Railway authority taken the right decision to take mega block before completion of all the critical structures like tunnel etc? People think that as the proposed date of completion now extended to March 16, the mega block from October 14 is going to continue for more than 6 months as once mega block is taken there will be no track for MG train to run.
But it is a news of some encouragement that the works from Lumding to Haflong is almost 90% completed except laying of BG track along the existing MG track which can not be done without mega block.
2015 or 2016 whatever it is, we have to keep our finger crossed. What do you think??