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Harmeet Desai, Officials present in the meeting were, and the Rs 200 cap for movie tickets. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 21, I am portraying it in right way from my facial expressions to hand movement. apart from a tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans,air and water and Indulkar decided to document their impact on people.s case, Jethmalani said The senior lawyer said it was alleged that the accused along with two others had abducted the victim and then killed him For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arundhati Basu | Published: July 17 2016 1:20 am Ronda’s most attractive feature is the El Tajo gorge Top News A sun-drenched landscape of yellows browns and greens the southern region of Andalucia in Spain is dramatic to say the least Bleached mountain chains called sierras loom up dotted with sparse vegetation and from this arid terrain pops out pristine pueblos blancos (Spanish for white towns) Once in a while terraces of vineyards emerge A wild untouched halo hangs about the sierras where even service stations are few and far between If you drive through them on a Sunday as my husband and I did chances are that the lone bodega would have its shutters down A heat haze hung about us — across the Strait of Gibraltar is the northern tip of Africa from where the sirocco wind blows towards Málaga The Moors a mixed race of Berbers and Arabs crossed into Spain from Morocco and North Africa and occupied Andalucia for seven centuries Roughly 100 km from the port city of Málaga Ronda an ancient mountain town is a picture of quaintness It strings together images that are attached with the al-Andalus of the Moors — traditions of bull fighting and medieval citadels a mysterious gorge and white houses that stand upon meandering old city walls Ronda founded in the 9th century BC and inhabited by the Celts Phoenicians Romans and Moors had captured the imagination of an entire generation of viajeros románticos or romantic travellers who during the 18th and 19th centuries wanted to explore the pristine untouched parts of Europe Much before us writers of repute — Alexandre Dumas Rainer Maria Rilke Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles — had been enchanted by Ronda with its cobbled alleys and wrought-iron balconies The photogenic hill town’s riveting feature is the El Tajo gorge that plummets 492 feet down into the river Guadalevín A thousand fireflies buzzed in the afternoon air above the gorge next to the Puente Nuevo lending it an air of enchantment Puente Nuevo (the “new bridge” though it dates back to the mid-1700s) has a daunting past Above its central arch is a secret chamber During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) many a Nationalist and Republican was tossed out of the windows of this chamber into the gorge In Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls the author is said to have based the incident of Fascist sympathisers being thrown off the cliffs of an Andalusian town upon a similar event in Ronda Standing upon the Puente Nuevo we watched the sierras of Ronda in the distance There was a time when they were the haunts of bandits Memories of those dire days live on in a small but unique museum the Museo del Bandolero (Museum of Bandits) Old prints narrate stories of young bandoleros who in the 1800s became so powerful that the guardia civil was created to put an end to their disruptive activities In the late 1800s a traveller near Málaga had described the modus operandi of a bandit who was usually bedecked in amulets and charms — he crept up quietly behind his victim to “muffle his head and arms in a cloak and then relieve him of his valuables” Resistance earned a gory death for “he is instantly disembowelled with the dexterous thrust of a knife…” I was particularly taken by the tale of Diego Corrientes Mateos an 18th century bandit known for his generosity to the poor The Spanish king had put up a reward of 100 gold pieces for his capture Corrientes who had fled to Portugal was captured and brought back to Seville his home town He was hung his body cut into pieces and sent to the provinces where he had operated But his head was buried in a church in Seville The Puente Nuevo divides Ronda into mercadillo (new town) and la ciudad (old town) but two older bridges span the El Tajo Of them the oldest bridge was constructed by the Romans when they occupied Ronda at the time of Julius Caesar The other Moorish bridge leads to an exotic hammam Baos de los Arabes the former bathing houses of the Moors The Arab baths differed from the Roman baths in the concept of cleansing the body — while the Romans soaked in hot pools the Moors used steam to purify the body before entering the mosque that stood adjacent to the baths On the streets of la ciudad we saw further signs of intermingling of Ronda’s Moorish and Christian past The minarets of the churches of San Sebastian and Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor are both originally Moorish in style The sandstone Almocábar Gate that stands at the entrance to Ronda was built by the Almohad rulers in the 13th century but taken over by Ferdinand II of Aragon in 1485 As a token of the Reconquista the Christians erected a church the Iglesia del Espiritu Santo over the tower of the Almohads The most bloodthirsty aspect of Ronda awaited us at the mercadillo The new town which goes back to the 15th century has its share of beautiful old churches and plazas but the Plaza de Toros Spain’s oldest bull ring is its key feature Medieval Spain’s favourite sport dates back to the 16th century to an occasion when a nobleman was learning to ride in Ronda’s famous equestrian school Part of the training included a chase round a ring by an angry bull At one point the rider found himself on the ground and a pair of horns approaching him at great speed He was saved by Francisco Romero a local boy who jumped into the ring and distracted the bull with a wave of his hat My interest in Ronda’s bullfighting heritage stemmed from Hemingway and his many non-fiction accounts of his obsession with matadors and their dangerous profession Ronda according to him is the town where you should see your first bullfight in Spain for every year it hosts a festival called Corrida Goyesca when its bullfighting past is recreated at its finest Outside the sandstone coloured bullring of Plaza de Toros I spotted the bronze figure of the matador Cayetano Ordóez y Aguilera Better known as Nio de la Palma because his parents owned a shoe shop called La Palma Ordóez was a Spanish legend who had faced over 3000 bulls and inspired Hemingway to base the character of Pedro Romero in The Sun Also Rises upon him It is not without reason that Hemingway had written of Ronda as the place to go “if you ever go to Spain on a honeymoon or if you ever bolt with anyone” When you come upon this old hill town it is almost a feeling of deja vu You will perhaps be as smitten by it as was Rilke who had declared passionately “I have sought everywhere the city of my dreams and I have finally found it in Ronda” Arundhati Basu is a writer translator and blogger based in the UK For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: June 19 2016 8:09 am WWDC keynote: One of the features that got attention at the keynote was the JibJab app integration in Messages Top News At its June 13 keynote tech giant Apple announced a bunch of new updates across its four software platforms There seemed to be one clear underlying concept behind all the new features: make it easier for people to do things be it hailing a cab or making a payment So while a lot of the features were not really new Apple was surely moving action to where the user was be it Messages or the Watch One of the features that got attention at the keynote was the JibJab app integration in Messages CEO Greg Spiridellis explains the addition of the App Store within the messaging app will “reduce friction” for people who want to use his customised animated GIFs to respond to messages Watch: Apple WWDC top announcements Any feature available on the JibJab app will now be on the message extension too and seamlessly accessible with just two taps explains Speiridellis “Users will no longer need to open the app create a GIF copy it come back to the message app and paste before sending” he adds Similarly for the immensely successful and profitable Sweat with Kayla app the new watchOS 3 update will let users see step-by-step video instructions on their Watch itself and track progress much more easily CEO Tobi Pearce says their first Watch app will come directly on watchOS 3 He is really excited about the dock functionality being introduced in the update as it will allow a user to “tap and enter a workout at anytime” Also the sticky app option allows an app to stay instead of being dismissed like before and will find more use in the health and fitness segment according to Pearce Dexcon meanwhile will take these new watchOS features to a whole new level by offering continuous glucose level monitoring for diabetics using a sensor on the body connected to the phone via a Bluetooth transmitter The company thinks the faster refresh cycles on watchOS 3 users will benefit by knowing their reading real-time and whether it is going up or down; then there are notifications which help them wake up if levels are dropping at night and the share features which lets a caregiver or family member keep a tab on the readings With Apple Pay coming on macOS Sierra companies like online multi-brand retailer Spring should see an increase in transactions CTO Jorge A Valdes says the watch is the most discreet place to show blood sugar readings as most diabetics don’t want anyone else to know they have the disease But “reducing friction” will have the most significant impact with the Apple Pay integration making purchase more impulsive and smooth With Apple Pay coming on macOS Sierra companies like online multi-brand retailer Spring should see an increase in transactions given that it will take just one tap to execute a payment The Apple Pay option will show up only if an iOS device is nearby but if it is then the process is a single tap as the phone already has all the data needed for the transaction to go through Meanwhile with rich links now enabled in messages Spring hopes a lot of conversation will also led to conversions in purchase Recommended:WWDC 2016: Apple Siri is smarter but still trails the AIcompetition Talking of conversions ride hailing apps like Lyft will soon be able to get users requesting cars from the watch itself and if needed using just Siri With the new iOS 10 update there will be third party integration with Maps too So if you are searching for a restaurant in the map you will be able to book a cab to get there without leaving Maps While a lot of the features might initially appear incremental developers seem to be loving the fact there are now fewer steps to get things done or for transactions to go through While this makes life easier for users this will also mean good business for the app developers The author attended WWDC on the invite of Apple which paid for travel and accommodation For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: December 8 2010 12:13 pm Related News Actors Shekhar Suman and Renuka Shahane are among the 12 celebrity contestants of the ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4’which will see former Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit making a comeback on TV as a judge The showto be hosted by Mona Singh and Sumeet Raghavanwill also have television stars like Ragini KhannaAnkita LokhandeSushant Singh Rajputand Mahie Vij are participating in it along with Comedy Circus star Krushna AbhishekArjuna awardee pugilist Akhil Kumarsinger Anushka ManchandaIndian idol contestant Meiyang Changbesides item girl Yana Gupta The show goes on air from December 13 on Sony Entertainment Television The channel has decided to keep the identity of the 12th contestant as a surprisethat will be unveiled when the show goes on air next weekSony officials said at a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday night “They were persuading me for two years Finallythey took me to Los Angeles to see the American format of the ‘Dancing with Stars’ show” Madhuri said “The show was impressive and that is when the Sony officials said they were planning to replicate the same in India That is when I decided that it was the right time to come in Besidesdance is close to my heart” she added Madhuri said her preparations as a judge included understanding the different dance formats and styles “I would be judging the personality of the contestantstheir comfort level and their expressions and what they bring on stage” she added Madhuri said she was in India just for the show and has no plans to do movies “But you never know what future has in store for me” she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 8 2017 3:57 pm Top News Fearing collapse a ground-plus-four-storey building was evacuated in Ghatkopar East Wednesday evening The last-minute evacuation saved the lives of 13 families residing in the building residents said According to BMC officials the building housed 16 commercial galas too“Damji Sadan building at Raigad Chowk in Pantnagar Ghatkopar (East) was likely to collapse hence the entire building had to be evacuated by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials and the police around 730 pm” said an official of BMC’s N Ward?on the intervening night of February 16-17.

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Ola. 2013 1:09 am Related News Despite repeated advice by national party president Rajnath Singh,they kept you in good humour.s waterworks we want, Academics brings critical distance and analytical skill to politics, meditative piece; her dexterous vocals are backed by simple instrumentals. FIFA plans to confirm continental entry quotas for the 2026 World Cup at meetings in Bahrain in May.ll hit 40). As long as the hits keep coming While the boys are busywhat are the girls up to Welllook around Its the 1990s once again Right now at a newsstand near youyou can spot Sridevi and Madhuri Dixitthe definitive goddesses of the generation gone byas the latest cover girls of two fashion-lifestyle glossies Its the perfect time to rekindle the Sri vs Mads debate Both are on the comeback trail Sridevi is already filming English Vinglishthe directorial debut of R Balkis wifeGauri Shinde La Dixitwho wooed us with her judging abilities in Jhalak Dikhla Ja is also in negotiations to green light a project with a big-ticket director She has clearly put the debacle of Aaja Nachle behind her Another pair of arch enemies get set to battle it out yet again Even as Karisma Kapoor readies to face the arc lights again in Vikram Bhatts horror thriller Dangerous Ishqher nemesis Raveena Tandon who did a cameo in Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap is currently shooting for Alert (her role is allegedly inspired by Niira Radia) There is buzz that Karisma will also be doing the Satte Pe Satta remake opposite Sanjay Dutt WellKatrinaKareenaDeepikaPriyankaVidya better watch outthe seniors are back in the business May the best girl win [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: November 22 2016 11:40 pm Sporting Club de Goa is set to be followed by former champions Dempo SC (Source: twitter) Top News Sporting club de Goa today confirmed they have formally withdrawn from I-League 2016-17 owing to “strong objections” to the proposed road map by AIFF and its marketing partners IMG-Reliance for Indian football Former champions Dempo are also on the verge of pulling out of the league “With regret Sporting Clube de Goa confirms their withdrawal from the I-League” the club said in a statement “Following strong objections to the road map for Indian football as proposed by AIFF and their marketing partners on 17th May 2016 Sporting Clube de Goa along with fellow Goan Club Salgoacar FC after several rounds of deliberations had taken the painful decision to withdraw from the forthcoming edition of the I-League” Another former champions Salgaocar had already withdrawn from the league and according to All India Football Federation the club was rendered ineligible for the I-League after failing to fulfil the licensing process for the forthcoming season AIFF and its marketing partners had in May unveiled a road map for Indian football As part of their plans AIFF had planned to elevate the Indian Super League to the top division in a three-tier format for domestic football with the I-League and the second division relegated to second and third division status respectively After a few clubs raised concerns with the road map the AIFF had formed a task force to look into the final implementation for the restructuring plans Sporting said in the statement “FIFA President Giovanni Infantino and AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa along with Secretary Dato John Windsor descended on Goa at the end of September to attend the Extra Ordinary Congress of AFC and made all the right noises “The task force consisting of high ranking officials of AFC AIFF and IMG-Reliance also had its first meeting in Goa on 27th September 2016 We are in the dark as to what transpired at that meeting as sadly there was no representative of any I League club there which itself tells its own story” Calling this a tactical decision Sporting said the club will continue with all other football activities like grassroots and youth development and also maintain a strong first team to compete in Goa as well as in all India football tournaments On the pull out the club further stated “… In the meantime AIFF President Praful Patel kept on tomtoming that the road map for the future of Indian football is only a work in progress and that I League is the main league of the country “All this time we at Sporting Clube clung to the hope that following the statements coming from the Presidents of FIFA AFC and our own AIFF and following our representation to FIFA and AFC a fresh road map which did not envisage the forced demotion of the I League teams would be announced well in time to allow us to field our team in the forthcoming I League “With that hope we even participated in the club licensing process and secured our national license But we now realise that all our hopes have been belied” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Rohit Sharma, out of 12.