What Ahmedabad needs to do beyond celebrating its ‘world heritage city’ tag

On Saturday, the walled city of Ahmedabad 600 years has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, making it the first city in India to obtain this label. The Old City or the walled city of Ahmedabad stretches over 5.35 square kilometers and is home to havelis, ancient markets, clusters and historical shrines.

There is much to celebrate on the UNESCO label. On the one hand, extend the discourse of heritage conservation of cities rather than unique monuments that brings hope that more attention will be directed to the infrastructure problems facing these cities. This is good news for many other historic cities in India like Varanasi, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Madurai.

“Heritage” is a very controversial word because of what is called heritage is born of historical narratives, which are invariably also political narratives. A legacy is willing to be more equal than others, some stories are strongly affirmed and some are conveniently forgotten. Similarly, some heritage buildings are very important and some are ignored, depending on their political legacy. Therefore, a heritage city is wider than monuments.

However, celebrations are not ends in themselves and supports can not replace planning and public management. Our cities face perpetual historical challenges – the abandonment of historic buildings, traffic congestion, water and sanitation crises and waste management are some of them. So when we reclassify a city as historic heritage or town, we need to think again about its management and planning.

Conventionally, urban planning in India has ignored historical cities in defining them as “lord areas” (which excludes the jurisdiction of planning authorities) or officials have used draconian general prohibitions or procedures for the reconstruction of historic buildings Historic cities. We have no tradition of conservation planners and government architects working together to design building codes adapted to the historic areas of a city.

The discourse on heritage conservation has to move away from the “list and zoning” approach (where heritage buildings are marked in identified areas and conservation efforts), which deals with heritage buildings such as islands in the urban fabric in Place an extension of the area is located. We must move towards a more rounded approach to governance, in which a historic building that is treated as a facade or a sculpture, but as an extension of the life and culture of the street.

The conservation of heritage does not only mean adornment. If Mathura, considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna, lack basic sanitation facilities and is bordered by mounds of waste without picking up, then what use of painting and painting his ghats or decoration Jharokhas! Ajmer and that they should, with a sewerage coverage of 15%, spend Rs 300 million rupees for sailboats and various levels of parking?

Similarly, Ahmedabad also – while celebrating its heritage seal – will focus on its various problems. The famous ancient city that has earned this honor Ahmedabad is now a shadow of what it was.


Kiren Rijiju Visits Arunachal Pradesh Landslide Victims, Promises Help

PAPAP: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today visited the families of 14 people killed in a landslide in Papum Pare and said he had asked authorities to restore road connectivity in a month.

Floods and landslides triggered by unrelenting rains in recent days have cut large areas, including many of the state-owned districts of the rest of the country, officials said.

At least 14 people died in the town of Laptap when their homes were swept away by the landslide on 11 July.

Mr. Rijiju, State Minister in the country and a member of the local parliament, visited the families of the victims in laptap, which was isolated from the rest of the state, due to landslides in the district of Papum Pare.

“I am being led by the people of the town in these difficult times,” he said. “As a local deputy, I assure you of all possible help from the center.

Mr. Rijiju, who was accompanied by the deputy and former prime minister Nabam Tuki, appreciate the people who voluntarily helped state authorities to restore roads and connectivity, essential for more help.

“Although the entire state has suffered and endured the weight of the rains and landslides that damaged roads and roads, I asked the authorities to restore roads in a month,” said the minister delivering relief to the victims.

Rijiju also carried out an aerial reconnaissance of the district Papum Stop most affected and neighboring areas, as well as Tuki and a high-level central team composed of NDRF, NDMA and NITI Ayog officials, and made the situation.

Several major roads in Arunachal Pradesh were damaged due to landslides with district officials working day and night to restore roads.

The state capital has been virtually cut off with its NH-415 salvage line completely eroded to the point of entry.

The alternative route through Jullang was also blocked, leaving only one road through the Hollongi Lakhimpur district in Assam, authorities said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced yesterday Rs. 2 lakh per person for the dead and Rs. 50,000 to the wounded in the collapse.

The state government also announced a recurrence for the victims.

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Hope to inspire more Indians to take up wrestling, says WWE champion Jinder Mahal

Hope to inspire more Indians to take up wrestling, says WWE champion Jinder Mahal

Newly crowned WWE champion Jinder Mahal hoped his achievements could inspire more Indians fighting and felt that hard work is the key to greatness.
Sunday Jinder Mahal beat 13-time champion Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at SmackDown’s exclusive pay-per-view kickback to Chigaco.
Taj is only the second champion of WWE Indian origin after the Great Khali, who won the World Heavyweight Championship in 2007.
“India is an interesting place with regard to WWE, which occupies a privileged place in the WWE universe. The most passionate fans come from India and I hope to motivate more Indians to try to break or do athletics and be champions,” he said. Taj said in an interview with the Times of India.
Taj said there was no shortage of talent in India, but had a greater representation of the country in all sports on the global platform.
“I hope they continue to represent India because in the sport, there is a lack of athletes from India. I think we have a lot of talent out there, we have everything and I hope that (winner) shoots and motivates the young people to pursue their dreams. It’s WWE or cricket or something like that, “Taj said.
Taj felt good to represent India on such a big platform and defeat legendary fighter Orton as he wanted to do more.
“It’s very good. Randy Orton is one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time, the WWE champion 13 times and get someone like him, the Apex Predator is a great feeling, be a WWE champion and Represents the great East Indies.I hope this will be the first of many WWE title realms to come, “said Taj.
Taj responded to the criticism he received for his drastic physical transformation and said that it was all his hard work and strict diet.
“I do not know what kind of criticism it was.I’ve worked hard in the gym.All the WWE talent are tested by a third party agency and have been tested several times and never had a problem, so I know that my transformation is everything Power, just hard work. ”
Taj Indian thanked his fans for all their support and asked people to play sports and stay healthy. Punjab youth are especially advised to quit drugs and respect their bodies.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting me.I also want to send a message to the youth of India.Everything is possible.Especially in the Punjab, there is a huge problem of drugs at the moment.Keep away from this, take care of its correct Yourself and respect you, be active, exercise, stay healthy, get a good education and your life better, “said Taj.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Daughter Aaradhya Look Like Real Life Princesses In This Recent Photo

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Daughter Aaradhya Look Like Real Life Princesses In This Recent Photo

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is not an amateur red carpet face in Cannes and looks at the 70th edition of the film festival to vouch for it. We told the actress to remember the magic of Cannes and to the delight of fashion lovers, which has not let down.
She opted for several sets during her two-day visit on the French Riviera and made a symbolic appearance when she sank the red carpet into a blue ice high fashion dress Michael Five Cinderella-esque. But as it turns out, Aishwarya was not the only one to channel her inner princess.

Her daughter Aaradhya Aishwarya gave tough competition when she decided to go. Dressed in a pink suit, the three-year-old boy, always accompanied by his wonderful mother, looked like a princess drawn from a fairy tale.
In one of the last images that make up social media rounds, both are just the perfect mother and daughter duo then a pose for the bells.

“There are some things in it (Aaradhya) that make me smile … like when the fans approach me with a petition autofoto times the bombed image. Sometimes she asks me:” Mom, do not you na? “As you know, I beg your bells not to click on your photos. In fact, the recent airport photo of everything you have seen has a story.” When I saw the photo, I asked, “Who is it that shakes “No, Mumma, I told you, no, no photo, please,” she is not so cute She is very spontaneous!
“Well, I think so, since it includes the fact that we are photographed everywhere we go, the airport, outside our house.” She knows that we are going to places and we see our posters everywhere. “I think qu’Aaradhya is very conscious , But I do not feel like talking about these things. “

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Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer — Iron Man tells Peter Parker to be ‘friendly, neighbourhood’ superhero

Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer — Iron Man tells Peter Parker to be ‘friendly, neighbourhood’ superhero

In the last trailer for Spider-Man: Back home, we saw Peter Parker prevent a gigantic ship from disintegrating, with the help of Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr .. In the new trailer we see another side of his equation; The duo is his best memory as mentors Tony Stark Parker.

Peter Parker, Tom Holland, clearly hypnotized by Tony Stark and does not believe him when he says that Parker can keep up the demand. Tony Stark, however, is his usual indifference and sarcasm. In a particularly funny shooting Stark tries to open the car door for Parker, who assumes Stark tries to hug him and decides to give him a hug.

Spider-Man: Peter Parker back home will learn how to wear a technologically advanced suit, and firing to open the trailer shows him marvel. He will also interact with Iron Man and the antagonist The Vulture, who tries to convince him to join the dark side by telling him that Tony Stark is no concern of people like him. In addition, Parker will struggle to balance the great life and really try to be a revenge in the film.

This spider man will also have his own digital assistant as JARVIS, courtesy of Iron Man. The excuse he uses for his high school to explain what he does with his free time is that it is a “Stark practices.”

The film stars Michael Keaton, John Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly and Marisa Tomei. It is directed by Jon Watts.

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North Korea border object was balloon, says South

South Korea says an item floating on the North Korean border Tuesday appears to have been a balloon carrying propaganda flyers.
South Korean soldiers fired 90 machine guns at the flying object.
North Korea has flown unmanned drones at the border with the past and the incident occurred at a time of high tension around the heavily guarded border.
The South said balloons were likely to have come from North Korea.
South Korean activists have often flown balloons carrying propaganda messages and light anti-Pyongyang products, such as snacks in North Korea, to the frustration of South authorities.
However, Defense Ministry spokesman Luna Sang-Gyun said on Tuesday that the object was spherical, non-cylindrical as balloon activists.
‘Destabilizing behavior’
South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, said last week that there was a “great chance” of a border conflict.
The pace of North Korea’s missile tests has increased in recent months and experts fear that this indicates progress toward Pyongyang’s ultimate goal of putting a nuclear warhead on a missile that could reach the continental United States.
On Sunday, North Korea said it had carried out a “success” test of a mid-range ballistic missile.
This happened a week after North Korea proved what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.
The UN Security Council held a private meeting in North Korea on Tuesday. In a statement Monday it agreed to “take other important steps, including sanctions” to force North Korea to end its “highly destabilizing behavior.”
But North Korea’s historic ally and chief trading partner, China, said the priority was to push for diplomatic talks.
Chinese Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi said: “There is no reason why dialogue does not take place in the current situation” and stressed that progress in the past “has been achieved as a result of dialogue.”

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Sonam Kapoor vs Aishwarya Rai vs Deepika Padukone? Sonam Kapoor calls these post-Cannes comparisons ‘foolish’

Sonam Kapoor vs Aishwarya Rai vs Deepika Padukone? Sonam Kapoor calls these post-Cannes comparisons ‘foolish’

Sonam Kapoor could have been mistakenly classified Deepika Padukone in Cannes by the foreign press this year, but does it affect Sonam? We do not believe this because this light beauty knows exactly why she is here and really knows how to have fun doing what she likes the most. She is expected when she goes to Cannes, and she jumps and says a chocolate croissant.
Shabana Azmi tweeted at the time, Cannes was not so much about fashion, but about movies. Do you think this is the situation of the Cannes Film Festival today?
No I dont think so. It’s a film festival and everyone works for their movies, but I’m here on behalf of L’Oréal Paris is a make-up brand. If I went in here, a movie, you give me a very different way, but since I’m walking to the composition and the brand of glamor, it makes sense to wear makeup and have fun.

Until a few years later, the players were not worried about how they looked when they traveled. But it has changed, what do you say?
I can take my credit for that, I guess (dress well at the airport). But I will not take into account the situation at the airport, because I never called the press at the airport to cover things “identified by the airport.” Most of the time when I’m at the airport, the press is not called. I would not call the paparazzi when I have my personal time at all. On the red carpet, I love dressing. This happened after my sister became my stylist, and I’m still there. My sister and my team make sure I look good being myself, and that’s what I like. I take no credit for anything more standing and smiling.
What about the representation of Indian films in Cannes?
I do not know why too many Indian films do not come to Cannes. But I only know that the Indian market is very different from the international market. We do not have a typical formula, especially at the last moment a movie succeeds as well. Take Neerja Dangal or even, for example. As soon as you hear the film festival has a label, producers believe that it will not work well commercially. This may be because many producers do not enter their films at festivals, unless we need someone to distribute them. This is my experience, I can not say for all. A movie like Slumdog Millionaire has become a hit worldwide because of the holidays too, like the lunch box. So there are different aspects of the story. But then, India is a closed market, and we benefit. I am not the right person to do a business analysis, but this exit is very humble.
Deepika Padukone get many critics in other international aspects of the red carpet, but in Cannes, you can appreciate its appearance. What do you think he’s done here?
I think he was amazing in all his appearances! It looks fun and it is in itself. She looks amazing!
Also read | Cannes 2017: Sonam Kapoor Deepika Padukone is confused by foreign media. When will it ever end?
All of this, compared to Aishwarya Rai in Cannes, will now be compared to Deepika Padukone as well. Your comments, do you think it is unfair to compare?
Comparisons are not in my head, that’s what the media. They must decide whether it is good or bad, because it is they who oppose women against the other when they should celebrate all. It is not me, it is another person, I do not consider this culture, I consider this madness. I did not even settle.

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Prabhas says Baahubali has raised hopes of regional filmmakers

Prabhas says Baahubali has raised hopes of regional filmmakers

What began as a simple vision in the mind of director SS Rajamouli in 2012, has become a phenomenon of Indian cinema. Actor Prabhas, who spent four years in Baahubali frankness in two parts, said he would have happily given more time for the project, which he was happy to have participated in.

Following the great success of Baahubali: in early 2015, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has set an unprecedented record for Indian cinema to rake more than 1.5 billion rupees (almost 180 million) worldwide, which gives Prabhas visibility I had never planned for him.

“I have my faith, my respect and my beliefs Rajamouli, sir.” The fact that he thought he could play Baahubali was enormous for me. If necessary, I have given Baahubali seven years of my life because these characters are infrequent to The time of their lives for any actor. I consider myself very fortunate and lucky for that, “Prabhas told e-mail.

“When I started working on Baahubali, my goal was to be able to respond to the imagination that Rajamouli had in mind. As an actor, my intention was to evoke Baahubali live on the screen for the public.I never thought in my wildest dreams that The film could grow into a kind of phenomenon. The feeling is inevitable now, “he said.
Prabhas is since its creation in 2002.
Prabhas said the pressure was on him and the whole team of Baahubali when they did the first part because he created the film from the beginning.

“Everything had to be perfect to make Baahubali what is being achieved today perfection, give the film the kind of greatness that has the VFX and characters – all these elements define the right environment for film. That the first part really worked for the public, “he said.

“Baahubali has definitely raised the hopes of many regional directors. After all, what I’ve learned is that you just need a Baahubali to get into the hearts of the public and cross the boundaries,” he added.
Speaking of his preparation for his role, Prabhas said: “A character like Baahubali requires a preparation that I had to suffer mentally and physically carrying out a rigid routine and a lifestyle that helped me to be the natural person. Character and much more.

“It was more of a task to maintain the coherence of the character and play the father-son duo. Understanding the emotions and feelings of the father’s son’s point of view and adoption and the adoption of the two sides was not easy,” said Prabhas , Who played a double role Amarendra Baahubali and his son Mahendra Baahubali in the franchise.

The 37-year-old, who started his career with the movie Télégére Eeshwar in 2002, says the action was not his childhood dream.

“I never thought I would continue the action because I was a shy person. At the age of 18 or 19, I thought I wanted to be an actor.” I told my father (producer Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju) and my uncle about it, Felt very happy, “said Prabhas.

“As an actor, Baahubali gave me so much that I can not explain in words. He’s a character that will always be part of me,” he added.

Despite the hangover Baahubali 2: The conclusion does not seem to be completely reduced to stop any time Prabhas is now preparing for his next project Saaho, directed by SUBJECT.

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Sachin Tendulkar May Find Watching His Movie An ‘Unsettling Experience’

Sachin Tendulkar May Find Watching His Movie An ‘Unsettling Experience’

The long-awaited film about Sachin Tendulkar’s life can keep all his fans hypnotized, but the former captain of India thinks it can be a “disturbing experience” to see his life on the big screen. The movie, ‘Sachin: Billion Dreams’, which will be released on Friday and the master batter already has a couple of butterflies in his stomach due to aspects of his personal life that are kept close to him suddenly for everyone See.
“I used to see myself on the big screen inside the stadium, not in a movie theater,” Tendulkar AFP said before Friday’s launch.
The docudrama directed by Emmy-nominated British director James Erskine took four years to track down Tendulkar’s life of aspiring cricket, possibly the best hitter of all time.
It features real-life footage including party clips and interviews with colleagues and family and today’s stars including Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
It uses the actors to recreate scenes of the childhood of 44 years in Mumbai.
Tendulkar, who has played 200 test matches and enjoys an almost divine status in the crazy cricket India, has given his consent for the biopic, but admitted that leaving the cameras in their family life did not come naturally.
“As a private person, I always thought I had to quit my bat talk, stay focused on the game and give all my energy out there,” he said in an interview.
“There are moments in the film personal and family photos. I know that fans want to see something more than they have in the last 24 years.
“No one knows what’s going on in my mind at the time, so I talked a lot about ups and downs and the line between myself, my family and fans,” he added.
Erskine, who has made several acclaimed sports films, insists that the docudrama will reveal new aspects of his life.
“You can know the statistics, it is possible to know how you played in some games, but you do not know what happens when you move in your house, your private life, your hopes, your dreams, your last and sorrows,” he said. The AFP.
“You know some of his family, except maybe his name. This movie is really human history, and while cricket is a big part of his life, it’s just a chapter,” added Mr. Erskine.

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10 women-only buses to hit Navi Mumbai roads

10 women-only buses to hit Navi Mumbai roads

New Bombay Municipal Transportation (NMMT), the transportation wing to New Bombay Municipal Corporation, will add 10 buses Tejaswini, exclusive bus for women, to its fleet soon. NMMT officials have said that the state government has released в “- 2.5 million rupees to buy the bus.

Nilesh Nalawde, Transportation Manager, NMMT, said: “This is the first time the bus has NMMT exclusive for women who have received funds and will soon receive floating rates” Kusum Nair, a resident of Kharghar said That new buses would make a difference for older women traveling. Suhasini Rao, a Vashi resident, said that 10 buses should not be used exclusively for female passengers. “I do not see her having women-only buses. It would be better to add these buses to the regular fleet.”

Riddhi Doshi, a resident of Kharghar, said, “The need for time is inclusion and exclusivity. I do not think the NMMT should increase its bus services to meet the needs of all passengers and not reserve them only for women. We have to work for equality. Common areas and transportation services have always been the criteria of subjection which people learn to pack with each other, to be sensitive to each other and to create a city to accept and accept.

The bus service will ensure that women can travel smoothly during rush hour. The NMMC is one of six companies – including Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli, Pune and Nagpur – where buses are exclusive only for women. The state government has allocated ₹ 50 million rupees for the project ‘Tejaswini nozzles.

The NMMT will also quickly add 65 buses to its current fleet of 476 buses: 144 CNG buses, 80 diesel buses, 82 Volvo buses, 95 mini buses and midi buses and coaches January 75

NMMT officials said they were going to be floating deals in the next three days. “We scratched 25 old buses and added 65 buses,” said M. Nalawade. “We have already discarded 15 old buses of 10 years and I have traveled to 1.5 km lakh 10 remaining buses will be scrapped soon,” M. Nalawade said: “Of the 65 buses, 10 buses tejaswini only for women. Remaining buses will be provided by the NMMC at an estimated cost of 25 million rupees ₹. Bids will be announced in three days. “