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civic polls due on 23 April.Of the total 272 wards NDMC and SDMC have 104 seats each while EDMC has 64 Written by Radhika Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published: March 12 2017 2:11 am At homes on rooftops or in cafes avid board-gamers get together after dusk for some fun sessions (Express Photo) Top News Role the dice stack the cards arrange some blocks trade a few gems collect marbles or investigate a crime scene — board game lovers in the city have a slew of options as groups and clubs are organising tabletop nights Even as cafes and clubs let revellers indulge in board games while sipping coffee or having a meal there is a strong board gaming community organising game nights every weekend At homes on rooftops or in cafes the avid board-gamers get together after dusk for some fun sessions high on energy and adrenaline Watch What Else Is Making News From classics like Monopoly Scrabble and Taboo to Jenga Eclipse or Dixit and strategy board games like Agricola Catan Ticket to Ride or Battleship hundreds of games are on offer for adults children and geeks alike Mumbai Board Gamers (MBG) a community founded in 2012 recently started organising such game nights Karan Vashisht founder of the group says: “We have a good turnout for our nights We have partnered with a few restaurants such as Creeda in Fort and Pair a Dice in Andheri which are conceptualised around board games They have a huge range of games coupled with space and decor that go with it” He adds that the group uses the restaurant space till 1130pm and then the sessions continue at somebody’s house or terrace till the wee hours The MBG has over 1500 members now and they meet at homes or other private spaces with their collection of games The group announces such meets online and the members meet up regularly The MBG members are from different walks of life — engineers artists students businessmen All of them indulge in a host of cooperative and competitive games Board Games Bash another group functions similarly Its founder Kumar Jhuremalani said that with each passing day more members are joining the community “These (game) nights are a great way to unwind for those who have hectic jobs We have partnered with Eddies Bistro in Bandra where we have big game nights with around 50 people participating at a time” The group also meets regularly on Carter Road and in Bandra to play under the stars “We have more than 3000 members We promote fun casual party and number games and there is room for strategy and adventure games as well Anybody with a penchant for gaming can join us” Kumar said The group meets around 830 pm and the gaming sessions continue post midnight Pictionary Blurt Quelf Mind your Word Anomia Agricola Pandemic Die Macher and the Voyages of Marco Polo are few of the favourites For the newly-inducted members the group holds a casual training and prep session to familiarise them with new and difficult games Tabletop India is another group that is getting people together for game nights It also hosts competitions among its members Anand Sinha a web designer who is a regular at gaming nights said: “Drinking dining and partying is what people do after work Gaming is a great stress-buster after a hard day’s work It connects people and there is genuine interaction and adrenaline flow We stay away from technology and all the chaos while we play Tabletop games are fun and absolutely addictive when played in big groups The excitement and adrenaline flow is unbelievable on such nights” Have a comment or suggestion for Mumbai By Night Write to [email protected] with subject line: Mumbai By Night For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Omkar Goswami | Updated: July 16 2015 12:07 am In truth Greece should never have been admitted to the eurozone in January 2001 Related News Three factors — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s brinkmanship at Brussels 618 per cent of Greeks voting “Oxi” (nay) at the July 5 referendum and the European Community’s (EC’s) concerns of being seen to be harsh with a country under stress — have come together to fashion yet another bailout package for Greece Like the previous packages this too won’t work But before explaining why let me outline a factual summary of what has happened till now In truth Greece should never have been admitted to the eurozone in January 2001 Everyone who mattered in the EC and in Greece knew that the country had massively fudged its fiscal deficit and public debt data to meet the conditions set out in the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) that it had to fulfil to be in the eurozone But politics trumped economics With the Athens Olympics in 2004 the EC wanted to show the world that the euro could work just as well in a far-flung land as it could in the core So Greece qualified Having become the 12th eurozone nation Greece was inundated with huge inflows of the euro The country grew Between 2001 and 2007 barring a single year Greece’s GDP increased at rates much higher than the eurozone average Flooded with funds in infrastructure real estate and tourism the Greeks were breaking plates and dancing the sirtaki like the party would never end There were four problems Most of the growth was financed by foreign debt But who cared The euro was convertible and Greece was growing fast Second these huge fund flows gave successive Greek governments the excuse to raise subsidies pay higher salaries and pensions and create greater public-sector employment By 2009 the government’s final consumption expenditure was almost 23 per cent of GDP which was totally out of whack for an economy of its size Third in not a single year since joining the eurozone did Greece meet the fiscal deficit and public debt conditions of the SGP Not even one year Not by a long shot After the global financial meltdown in 2007-08 neither did France Italy or Spain But these were “too big to fail” Greece with less than 2 per cent of the EU’s GDP was not Fourth like most Indians Greeks are chronic tax dodgers For years the government concocted its tax-collection data Yet even according to the fabricated data direct tax collection was 94 per cent of GDP versus 125 per cent in the eurozone In fact actual tax realisation is much worse For instance the government collected less than half of its tax dues in 2012 These four failings — escalating international debt an untenable public sector huge fiscal deficits and public debt and poor tax revenues — came to a head in 2010 By then growth had disappeared; the fiscal deficit exceeded 11 per cent of the GDP and public debt was at 146 per cent Greece went for the first bailout In May 2010 the EC the European Central Bank (ECB) and the IMF advanced a loan of 110 billion euros to prevent sovereign debt defaults and cover Greece’s needs from May 2010 till June 2013 The package required implementing austerity measures structural reforms and privatisation These weren’t effected in any meaningful way Then came the second bailout in 2012 of 130 billion euros where banks were recapitalised and private creditors holding Greek government bonds were forced to take a haircut of almost 54 per cent Even that failed Now there’s the third bailout of 82-86 billion euros spread over three years This “bailout” imposes a set of conditions that Greece has never been able to meet Between July 15 and 22 the country must seek legislative approval along with timetables to: One streamline its VAT system and broaden the tax base to increase revenues The 30 per cent VAT discount for its islands must go and more items will need to be covered by the highest VAT rate of 23 per cent Two announce measures with dates to streamline its pension system and penalise people for taking early retirement to enjoy a longer state-financed pension-funded life Three safeguard the legal independence of ELSTAT Greece’s statistical bureau Four implement all relevant provisions of the Treaty on Stability Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (the SGP’s new incarnation) and agree to a particularly tough condition: If Greece cannot meet its primary surplus target in any year it must automatically reduce public expenditure even more to do so And five adopt a code of civil procedure that significantly accelerates the judicial process and allows for faster bankruptcy In addition Greece must adopt more ambitious product-market reforms with clear proposals and timelines; privatise the country’s electricity transmission network; modernise labour laws and practices to align these with the best international norms; strengthen the financial sector including by taking decisive action on non-performing loans and eliminate political interference in bank appointments; develop a significantly scaled-up privatisation programme under which “valuable” Greek public-sector assets such as airlines airports infrastructure facilities and some state-owned banks currently valued up to 50 billion euros will be first transferred to a new independent fund based in Athens and then monetised through ‘“privatisations and other means”; and modernise and strengthen Greek governance by putting in place an EC-overseen programme for capacity-building and depoliticising the administration The EC has also stated that there will be no more haircuts on Greek debt I see all this as really tough talk — the most draconian line that the EC has ever drawn with Greece It considers the “above commitments as minimum… to start negotiations with the Greek authorities” I predict that the Greeks will not be able to meet these conditions It is not in their psyche and Tsipras’s grandstanding has made it worse At home those who voted “Oxi” and his party members will haul him over the coals for raising nationalist expectations and then selling out That has begun In Brussels it is no longer the Krauts versus Hellas Most EU members are fed up with Tsipras’s constantly shifting positions and want no more of it Either he agrees to bitter medicine or Greece can exit This time the EU is well prepared for the economics even the politics We can safely bet that the third bailout if it is that will also fail The problem is that there’s nobody on the other side to accept the wager and offer the odds The writer is the founder and chairperson of CERG Advisory Private Limited For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 14 2013 6:54 pm Related News Sonakshi Sinha says that stepping into the world of 1950s Kolkata for Vikramaditya Motwane’s period romance Lootera was a difficult but fulfilling experience The first look of the filmunveiled todayshows a black and white image of Sonakshi and actor Ranveer Singh together in a taxi Sonakshi saw rushes of the film and was absolutely blown by the rushes of Looterawhich is inspired by O Henry’s famous story ‘The Last Leaf’ “Lootera has been the most difficult shooting experience for me so far In terms of 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