We need to work at grass root level: Abhijit Bhattacharya

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Former captain of Indian volleyball team Abhijit Bhattacharya, who is actively associated with former players to promote the game in Assam, is sharing a different plan they have chalked out. Bhattacharya, who is currently posted to Delhi and works with ONGC as a senior HR executive, also spoke about the campaign started by the former players to make the State plastic free. Here is the excerpt.The Sentinel (TS): Tell us about the campaign that the former volleyball players of the State started to make the state plastic free.Abhijit Bhattacharya (AB): Obviously the aim behind this campaign is to keep the environment free from plastic. However, at the same time, we also want to promote volleyball in the State through this campaign.TS: Interesting. First you speak in detail about the campaign against plastic.AB: We have started the campaign very recently in Guwahati. As per our plan different volleyball clubs and the associations will collect plastic items from their localities. On October 2 they will visit Guwahati and deposit all the items to us. We will hand them over to the authorities concerned.TS: How will it make an impact on the development of the game in the State?AB: Actually, we, the former players of the state, have recently come together to start a campaign— Mission 100. Rangoni Youth Sports Foundation of Tezpur is giving us logistic support. We’ve divided the mission in three parts— 100 balls, 100 players and 100 clubs – and it would be implemented in phases. At the same time we decided to start the campaign against plastic. We’ve approached ONGC seeking help in this regard, and have received positive response. They will provide us balls, jerseys and other equipment. The players and organizations, who are the part of this campaign, will receive a good number of balls and other equipment on October 2 in exchange of plastic.TS: Please highlight the ‘Mission 100’ campaign.AB: ‘Mission 100’campaign is started to promote volleyball in the State. The former players of the State feel that we need to work at the grassroots level to promote the game in the State. Volleyball is undoubtedly one of the most popular games in Assam, but there is dearth of proper infrastructure for it. Even the players don’t get sufficient number of balls for their regular practice. So, we have decided to arrange different facilities with some proper planning. Our first target is to distribute 100 balls, and if possible more balls to different academies and clubs spread across the State. In the second and third phases, we will try to produce 100 quality players in as many good clubs. We will also invite our national coach to Assam to train our coaches and will prepare a data base for the upcoming players.Also Read: Indian Spikers Settle for Silver in U-23 Asian Volleyball ChampionshipAlso Watch: Assam NRC: Pradesh Congress Committee team led by Ripun Bora reached Tinsukialast_img read more

Best Scary Podcasts to Get You Ready for Halloween

first_imgStay on target Creepy stories are the lifelines of Halloween tradition. Whether it’s a traditional campfire tale, a paranormal activity memory, or a psychological horror narrative, there are many types of fiction and nonfiction that give us the creeps. But, if you need a break from your books, movies, or TV, a scary podcast can get you in the Halloween spirit.Unlike other storytelling mediums, podcasts provide a different perspective. You’ll get to listen to eerie accounts while hearing voices and sounds. It will almost feel like you’re right there in the action, minus the fact you’ll be tuning in on your morning commute or on the couch. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in horror story podcasts, as these audio programs have become more streamable on iTunes, Pocket Casts, and other digital hubs. Regardless of when and where you decide to hear something new, there’s a creepy podcast out there for everyone’s entertainment needs.Ready to sleep with the lights on? Here are the best scary podcasts to satisfy all your Halloween fears.AdChoices广告‘Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast’Let’s Not Meet 68: Ignorance is Not Bliss https://t.co/pRumwRkiSF— Andrew Tate (@letsnotmeetcast) October 22, 2018Not all horror stories are fake, and the “Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast,” addresses the nonfictional monsters in our lives: people. Hosted by Andrew Tate, this podcast shares real encounters with creeps, psychos, and murderers in a campfire narrative format. These eerie stories hail from Reddit’s Let’s Not Meet forum, which demonstrates that we all experience creepy, weird, and mysterious life situations.Listen Here‘The Dark Verse’Many horrific worlds have been created and many souls have been doomed, and now #thedarkverse #podcast has had over 1 million downloads! pic.twitter.com/3xEwE7ua3J— The Dark Verse (@TheDarkVerse) September 27, 2018Short tales of fantastical, metaphysical, and occult horror come together for “The Dark Verse” podcast. This isn’t your typical fright fest though, considering that you’ll hear about demented entities, undead troubles, and terrorizing places. Narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild, this podcast is guaranteed to mess with your sleep before and after Halloween.Listen Here‘Haunted Places’The whispers started before turning into screams in the forest of Aokigahara, “COME DOWN TO US!” Join Greg for a new Haunted Places episode here https://t.co/LoFQXvcxnd pic.twitter.com/bVQX9cvoEK— Parcast (@ParcastNetwork) August 10, 2018Eerie locations don’t gain their paranormal status overnight. Leave it up to “Haunted Places,” a podcast hosted by Greg Polcyn that gives you the 411 on creepy folklore. You’ll hear the backstories of numerous ghostly places worldwide, including the Palacio de Linares in Spain and the Harvey Public Library in Harvey, North Dakota. From flickering lights to spirit sightings, you’ll want to know more about some of the most haunted places on Earth.Listen Here‘Lore’Episode 99 is finally here! Download it, enjoy it, and share it with your friends. And when you’re done, swing over to https://t.co/wI3tOpNOHb to leave a review.Enjoy it, but be careful…this episode has a bit of a bite.https://t.co/HYDYAKnrW5[•] pic.twitter.com/QIO0h0CUmO— Lore Podcast (@lorepodcast) October 22, 2018What do you get when you pair history and horror together? A real-life nightmare. “Lore,” a podcast created and hosted by Aaron Mahnke, highlights creatures, individuals, and atrocities that changed humanity’s past. You’ll learn about the Black Plague, grave robbers, and Countess Elizabeth Báthory, a royal serial killer.Listen Here‘Limetown’SPREAD THE NEWS FAR AND WIDE:Limetown Season 2 launches this Halloween. Subscribe now on iTunes, spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.https://t.co/BGetwgwfEG pic.twitter.com/mggAeGTBAW— Limetown (@limetownstories) October 17, 2018A good mystery narrative will keep you on your toes for hours (or days), and “Limetown,” crafts a fictional narrative focused on a small Tennessee town, the disappearance of its residents, and a student journalist who won’t give up on explanations. Hosted by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, the first season “Limetown” is available now and we can’t wait for Season 2 to premiere on Halloween.Listen Here‘Spooked’If you are feeling unnerved, if you have a sinking feeling that something is not right, take our advice, turn and run. Do not go back and investigate.Spooked episode 13 is here! #beafraidhttps://t.co/CEVUJ0ojFd pic.twitter.com/gTWBHAKwde— Spooked Podcast (@SpookedPod) October 20, 2018What if you grew up in a family allegedly haunted by spirits? Well, that’s the base storyline of Glynn Washington, the executive producer and host of the podcast “Spooked.” Washington shares his personal accounts and global travels for divine, strange, and unexplainable occurrences. You’ll get to listen to Washington’s eerie narratives and see creepy main images that come with the podcast’s episodes.Listen Here‘Alice Isn’t Dead’“This isn’t a story. It’s a road trip.”We loved every minute of @AlicePodcast, the sensational #audiodrama about one truck driver’s search for her wife. Binge the full series now.https://t.co/Fut3PKJQVs pic.twitter.com/HLveeofOZf— Apple Podcasts (@ApplePodcasts) August 28, 2018A truck driver conducts a nationwide search for her assumed dead wife, yet her personal loss turns into one of the most horrifying tales yet. “Alice Isn’t Dead” is a podcast that will scare the living wits out of you, because it involves towns stuck in the past, creature serial murderers, and a potential conspiracy dilemma. If you can’t get enough of this creepy story, you can read the novel, Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, which will be available on Oct. 30.Listen Here‘The Wrong Station’“No… please don’t mistake me as being blase, this work really is my passion. As are the pigs.”—“A Long Slice of Ham”, the 3rd episode of season 3, is now available for download.https://t.co/aaSTpoqTQt— Wrong Station (@TheWrongStation) October 22, 2018Radio horror has never been creepier with “The Wrong Station” podcast. Created by Anthony Botelho and Alexander Saxton, this creepy series offers a diverse lineup of stories. From shady bars to island isolation, “The Wrong Station” won’t disappoint you when it comes to an engaging listening experience.Listen HereMore on culture:Most Ridiculous Knock-Off Costumes Trending on TwitterPhotos: Eerie Ghost Towns to Visit (If You Dare)Best Spooky Comics for Halloween Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall last_img read more