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Almost three weeks ago, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra dropped her first hint.
Almost three weeks ago, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra dropped her first hint. A party worker in Rae Bareli said she wanted her to contest from her mother’s constituency. "Why not Varanasi?" asked Priyanka. Her remark set off fervent speculation which she then tried to diffuse by going on to state the following day that she was willing to contest from whichever seat her party would ask her to contest from.
Saving cows that are allegedly being taken to slaughterhouses and ensuring the ones carrying them are "taken to task" is what they call “fieldwork.” Shailesh said he does not feel jobless since he has been engaged in Gau Seva. “When you are active, you don’t feel frustrated or worthless,” he explained, soaking the sweat on his forehead with the saffron gamchha wrapped around his neck. “Even family members feel the boy is doing something productive with his time instead of wasting it. People in the society treat you respect.”
Tony Stark is a complicated figure, and so is his moral compass. Usually, it would have been easy to just class him as an anti-hero. But Tony Stark is not really an anti-hero either. Anti-heroes have their own moral codes, and they usually eschew the codes foisted upon them by society. Michael Corleone in The Godfather, now that's an anti-hero. Tony Stark is your quintessential insider, the one who was born with the silver spoon in his mouth, heir to a vast empire.
This exhibition is made of up of archival replicas of original artworks that are scattered across the world. “The process of creating a replica is fairly complex. It can be done only in two or three places in the world. The ink is made in Japan, the printing is done in Germany. So it is a coming together of various methods and technologies. We shoot several thousand photos of a single artwork, to create the highest resolution possible and then print it,” says Gautam Srivastava, founder of The Hubris Foundation, which has put together the exhibition.
Novak Djokovic is not just a player fighting to reach the top of the tennis world anymore. He is now a statesman, an ambassador, a politician and a world leader, who is also somehow five short of the all-time Grand Slam record. It’s easy to understand why he thinks there are bigger fish to fry than a Monte Carlo quarter-final against Medvedev, or a Miami fourth round against Roberto Bautista Agut.
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French Open organisers to be 'really careful, really cautious' to avoid meeting fate of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour
The French Open will allow up to 60 percent of the usual capacity inside the Roland Garros grounds when the rescheduled claycourt tournament starts on 27 September and organisers said there was no chance of them repeating the mistakes of the Adria Tour.
World No 3 Dominic Thiem apologises for taking part in Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition series
Thiem, a two-time French Open finalist who lost to Djokovic in the Australian Open final this year, said he has been tested five times in the last 10 days but is negative for the virus.
Centre allots Lutyens' bungalow occupied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to BJP national media head Anil Baluni
The ministry had on 1 July cancelled the allotment of the bungalow to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, saying that she was not entitled to the facility following the withdrawal of her SPG security cover.