Grand ‘Padmavati’ trailer shows strength of Rajputs

The recently propelled trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” spells loftiness and concentrates on the valor of Rajputs, and no sentimental point between the characters of Padmavati and the medieval-period Delhi ruler Alauddin Khilji.

The likelihood of any sentimental scene had turned into the explanation behind the film and movie producer getting assaulted by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena earlier.The trailer was propelled at 13:03 hours on Monday, as 1303 was the year the Rajputs battled valiantly for their respect

With performing artist Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh mouthing discoursed applauding the Rajputs and performer Deepika Padukone as Rajput ruler Padmavati accentuating on the quality of Rajputi bangles, the trailer is generally about the Hindu warriors.

Actually, it demonstrates the affection shared by Maharawal Ratan Singh and his significant other Padmavati as they are seen trading love-filled looks a great deal of times.Actor Ranveer Singh, known for his live-wire acts, looks and feels furious and forceful as Alauddin Khilji, who drives an armed force to wage a war against the Rajputs in the trailer.

It’s not just about muscle control and the measure of armed forces that the trailer concentrates on. The foundation tune with verses rotating around ‘Ranisa’ and her capable discourse – “Rajputi kangan mai utni hee takat hai jitni Rajput talwar mai” (Rajput’s bangles have an indistinguishable quality from Rajput’s sword) demonstrates that Deepika is introduced as something other than a pretty ruler… ..Read More

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12 dead as 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations ends in Maharashtra

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At least 12 persons, including minors and an on-duty policeman, lost their lives during immersion ceremonies on Anant Chaturdashi, marking the end of the 12-day long Ganeshotsav celebrations throughout the state on Tuesday, officials said.

Four persons drowned in the Indrayani river in the twin cities of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, three in Aurangabad, two in Jalgaon and one each in Nashik and Beed during the day as thousands of the gigantic, large, medium and small idols of the popular elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, were taken out for immersions in various water bodies.

In Mumbai, an Assistant Sub-Inspector who was posted on Ganeshotsav duty at Lalbaug in Parel, suddenly collapsed and died. Further details were awaited.One person was reported to be missing in Indrayani river in Pune and a search is on to trace him, officials said.Earlier in the morning, idols of Lord Ganesha were taken down from their pedestals amid chanting of the “Udvasana Mantra” and carried out of the various marquees, societies and individual homes in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik, coastal Konkan districts and other towns in the state.

This was the 125th year of the state’s biggest public festival, started in a modest way by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1894 to rally the masses during the Independence movement and bypass restrictions imposed by the British rulers on public meetings. The idols were brought onto the roads to the accompaniment of ‘dhols’ (drums), cymbals, with thousands dancing and chanting “Ganpati Bappa Moraya, Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya” in clouds of auspicious red ‘gulaal’..Read More

 

Mumbai braces for mammoth Maratha ‘mook’ morcha

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The Maharashtra government, police, BMC and other agencies are all set for a mammoth Maratha ‘mook’ (silent) procession that will be taken out on Wednesday, officials said. While the authorities anticipate participation of between 500,000-800,000 Marathas from across the state, the organisers are optimistic the figure could be more than three million.

Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane told media persons that the procession, starting at 11 a.m. from Byculla, will be peaceful and orderly, silent, have no political speeches and will end at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai by 5 p.m.a delegation will call on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and submit a memorandum of our demands. The main is reservations for the Maratha community in jobs and education, besides others, he said.

The Marathas have started trooping into Mumbai since early Tuesday from all over Maharashtra to take part in the morcha, 58th in the series of processions being held in different parts of the state since August 9, 2016. They have been reaching the state capital by trains, private vehicles, trucks, tempos and even two-wheelers, while waving Maratha flags and sporting bright orange turbans.

The Mumbai Police has geared up with over 7,000 personnel, including commandos, armed police, plain clothes officers assigned for providing security during the procession.There will massive traffic diversions,important roads either closed or made one-way, arterial roads opened, etc, to ensure smooth passage for the procession participants, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Rashmi Karandkiar..

Bombay House to shut for renovation

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N Chandrasekaran is known to be a marathon man. But ever since he has taken over as Tata Sons chairman, he seems to be in a continuous sprint. Five months after he occupied the corner office at Bombay House, Chandra, as he is popularly known, has decided to renovate the country’s largest conglomerate’s iconic head office.

The Bombay House, located at Fort, will be closed for business for about a year as it goes for renovation — its first such closure in 93 years.

While over 600 employees will be relocated to other Tata offices in the city, Chandra and his core team will move to a rented address in south Mumbai. Brinda Somaya of Somaya & Kalappa Consultants has been hired to renovate the headquarters. “The renovation will create space for collaboration among group companies, a point Chandra has been highlighting a lot lately,” says an insider.

The insides will undergo a Rs 80-crore makeover, with hi-tech features such as a digital lobby and space for collaborative meetings. The lobby would showcase the group’s legacy. The façade of the structure, however, would remain the same, as external changes are restricted in heritage buildings.

Once ‘fragile’ India gets thumbs up from foreign investors 

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When Fed taper fears jolted emerging markets in 2013,India was one of the worst hit and was forced to raise interest rates to underpin its tumbling markets. Fast forward to this year, and history has been turned on its head. Not only is the US central bank raising rates, but India is widely expected next week to be the first country in Asia to cut policy rates this year.

being concerned at India’s falling policy rate premium over the United States, foreign investors are giving the country’s markets the thumbs up.The rupee is rallying and the country’s bonds are in demand,offering some of the best inflation-adjusted returns in Asia. Inflation, long a thorn in the economy, is at its lowest in five years, economic growth is picking up and the current account deficit is a fraction of its old self.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a national goods and services tax on July 1, India’s biggest tax reform since independence in 1947, raising confidence among investors that other measures to boost the economy would follow.

“The structural story for India remains pretty strong,” said David Cornell, chief investment officer of London-based Ocean Dial Asset Management, which argues India and other emerging markets will outperform over the next 12 months.