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Laurie Baker, Anil Kumble, Michael Dibdin, FTV & drinkable yoghurt

Crossings
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Died
Laurie Baker, 90, Brit-born architect whose Gandhian sensibilities led to a low-cost, indigenous environmentally sound model of housing for India.

Retired
Anil Kumble, 36, finishes his innings in ODIs. The leggie’s 337 wickets in 271 matches is the most by an Indian. Best figures: 6-12 in the ’93 Hero Cup finals.

Joined
The Maoists, after 12 years of armed struggle, come out and finally join an interim government in Nepal. They have 5 spots in the 22-member ministry.

Died
Michael Dibdin, 60, British crime writer whose Aurelio Zen series (set in Italy) has been a perennial bestseller. A last book, End Games, will be out in July.

Banned
The sway on the ramp will stop for two months on FTV. The bosses at I&B feel the Midnight Hot show is "likely to adversely affect public morality".

Curdled
Drinkable yoghurt has been the fastest growing beverage (and even food) since 2005, says a global survey. China, (29%), Greece and Romania top it up.

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