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Rani Ki Vav, Patan August 16, 2017 19:23

Rani Ki Vav, Patan:- Rani ka Vav or “Queen’s Stepwell” is a grandest and unique step well located in the small town of Gujarat called Patan. Located on the banks of River Saraswati, it is not only a distinctive form of water resource and storage system but also represents a unique craftsmanship. Rani ka Vav was constructed during 1063 to 1068 AD by the widowed Queen Udaymati. The UNESCO listed Rani ka Vav as a World heritage Site on 22nd June 2014. This subterranean step well outlines the peak of Maru-Gujarat architectural style. The well, apart from working as the water storage system, is also known for its intricately carved sculptures that numbers around five hundred surpassing all other such architecture. Its size is so vast that a visitor appears to be a mere dot on the structure from far off. It is a good example of man-made marvels of ancient India attracting visitors from all around the world collecting applauds. Open Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM History Of Rani Ka Vav It is believed that this grand structure was commissioned by the widowed queen Udaymati in the fond memory of her husband Bhimdev I (AD 1022 to 1063), son of Mularaja, the founder of the Solanki dynasty of Anahilwada Pattan. The construction started around 1050 AD and was probably completed by Udayamati and Karandev I after the death of her husband. One can find the reference of Udayamati building the monument in the ‘Prabandha Chintamani’ composed by Merunga Suri in 1304 AD. Later, the river Saraswati located nearby flooded the vav and clogged over until the 1980s. It was then that Archaeological Survey of India excavated it along with its carvings in pristine condition. Among the finest step wells in the legacies of the ancient capital city of Patan, Rani ka Vav is considered as a man-made marvel today. Significance Of Rani ka Vav Apart from being the site of collecting water and socializing, the vavs of Gujarat, are also of great spiritual importance. The design of these wells became more complex over the years to enhance the concept of the sanctity of water by crafting it out in stone deities. Rani Ki Vav is one such example that gives a feel of a subterranean temple on entering. Architecture Of Rani Ka Vav One of the salient pieces of architecture, Rani ka Vav depicts the typical Maru-Gurjara architectural style. It exhibits intricate technique and admiring the beauty of details and proportion achieved. Originally built as a memorial in the 11th century, this step well apart from having sound water sourcing and structural stability, is also a piece of true artistic mastery. The well is separated into seven level of stairs adorned with sculptural panels of high artistic quality along with more than five hundred principal sculptures and over a thousand other religious and mythological figures, often referencing literary works. The well also holds religious significance and thus is designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water. Facts About Rani Ka Vav It is understood that some fifty to sixty years ago, there used to be Ayurvedic plants nearby the Rani ka Vav that gave the waters of this ancient step well some medicinal properties. Best Time To Visit Rani Ka Vav If you are planning to visit this architectural wonder of Gujarat, plan your trip between October and March when the weather is quite pleasant. How To Reach Rani ki Vav The best way to reach the Rani ka Vav is through taxi which is quite convenient. The other mode of transport is also by public buses. Tips During the month of December or January, a Rani ka Vav festival is held where one can enjoy the cultural program along with exquisite local cuisine and street shopping. Other Top Places To Visit In Patan A)Temples Dedicated to various gods including a number of Jain temples, there are as many as 100 and more temples in Patan. The most famous of these is Mahavir Swami Derasar in Dhnadherwad. This temple is known for its beautifully engraved wooden dome. Among the other temples, the famous ones are Kalika Mata, Sidhwai Mata, Brahmakund. Hemachandra Gyan mandir stores many ancient manuscripts in Sanskrit and Prakrit, Hemachandra was a great scholar and is said to be the key man in formulating grammar for Gujarati. B) Sahastralinga Talav This is an artificial water storage tank, situated in the north west of Patan, The Chalukyan king Sidharaj Jai Singh in the late eleventh century, constructed the Talav. The tank gets water supply by a channel from river Saraswati. The architectural design of the tank is praised for being the perfect amalgamation of design for water conservation and also reflection of the Hindu spirituality. It is said that due a curse by a beautiful woman from the tank diggers community, the king died without a heir and the tank remains devoid of water ever since. It is said that there existed a lot of shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses by the side of the tank, today however, there are just remains. When you visit the place, make sure you read the tourism boards and listen to the version of the locals to know about the stories which do the round about this place. C) Patola Saree Making Unit The beautiful hand-woven Patola Sarees are famous worldwide and Patan is said to be the home of Patola artists. It is one of the most sought after possession for women. It takes a lot of time from starting to finish a patola saree. Lot of time, intricate work, hand-woven, all of this together contribute to raising the price of a Patola which mostly starts from 20,000 and goes up to several lakhs depending on the work done and thread used. It would be an interesting experience to visit the unit and see how wok is done, may be have a word with the artists and buy a couple of sarees. D) Shopping In Patan Patan is famous for its Patola sarees. These are beautiful sarees with extensive thread work and natural colors. Their price range start from INR 20,000 and can touch 25,00,000, depending on the intricacy of the work and the use of thread. SUPRAJA

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Maria Sharapova Granted A Wild Card Entry Into US Open August 16, 2017 19:10

Maria Sharapova Granted A Wild Card Entry Into US Open: The United States Tennis Association (USTA) said, a wild card entry has been granted to the Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova (30) into the main draw of the US Open. The USTA said in a statement that, “Sharapova has played in the US Open main draw 10 times before. In her last visit to New York, in 2014, she fell to Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 16.” Ever since losing to American Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2016, Sharapova has not appeared in a Grand Slam. Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam champion. “The Russian, who has never lost a first-round match at Flushing Meadows, will be unseeded for just the second time. In her US Open debut in 2003, Sharapova was ranked No. 54. She is currently No. 148,” the USTA said. Sharapova was initially suspended for two years for doping, but the penalty was later reduced to 15 months. At the Australian Open last year, Sharapova tested positive for the banned substance drug meldonium. At the Stuttgart Open in April, the Russian star returned to competition. The French federation denied a wild card into the French Open for Sharapova and pulled out of the Wimbledon qualifying due to an injury. Sharapova, a former World No.1 and a 2006 US Open champion, has been listed as the highest-paid female athlete in the world. She has been highly successful in modeling, fashion design and marketing products under her personal brand. The US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year, is scheduled to start on on August 2. SUPRAJA

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A Phone Survived After Falling From A Plane August 16, 2017 19:04

A Phone Survived After Falling From A Plane: Smartphones break after they fall from a minimum height and they manage to survive in rare cases. Without damaging any corner, a Samsung S5 has been recovered and the surprising thing is that it has been dropped off from a plane. The phone has been completely ok and it managed to record the entire footage after being dropped from huge height. The video of the phone recording some interesting visuals has been going viral all over and it has been shaking the internet circles. Blake Henderson was filming inside the plane with his new phone after which it fell down from the open window from 1000 feet above. Somehow it managed to fall on a soft patch of soil which made the phone left not damaged. Blake Henderson managed to recover his mobile with the modern GPS system.

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Jaya Janaki Nayaka Successmeet in Hamsala Deevi August 16, 2017 18:59

Jaya Janaki Nayaka Successmeet in Hamsala Deevi: Young sensation Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, beautiful Rakul Preet Singh and action director Boypati Srinu weaved a magic with Jaya Janaki Nayaka. The film released on August 11th amassed unique positive talk and riding high on super hit talk with unique blockbuster collections. On this occasion, producer Miriyala Ravinder Reddy of Dwaraka Creations and entire Jaya Janaki Nayaka team will celebrate a special Vijayotsava Veduka with audience to be held at Hamsala Deevi, Krishna district on Aug 18 at 3 PM. Jaya Janaki Nayaka will obviously remain a special film for Dwaraka Creations banner. The film saw gigantic success from first day of release. Entire team received appreciations from all corners of industry. The powerful action schedule shot in Hamsala Deevi, Krishna district with body builder fighters remained a special highlight in film. Shooting this high voltage fight sequence was a challenge and director Boyapati Srinu, stunt masters Ram Lakshman shot them mind blowing. Today Hamsala Deevi became a prominent place in Telugu states with this one deadly action scene designed and executed to perfection by Boyapati Srinu. As a fitting tribute to this sacred place of confluence of Krishna River and Bay of Bengal, JJN team planned a huge success meet at Hamsala Deevi to be attended by whole cast, crew on August 18th at 3 PM. - Pressnote.

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NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa second Teaser Date August 16, 2017 18:52

NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa second Teaser Date: Young Tiger NTR has been occupied with many interesting and sensible projects. The actor after a massive hit like Janatha Garage surprised everyone by signing a film in the direction of KS Ravindra (Bobby) who has been shattered with the debacle of Sardar Gabbar Singh. The movie has been titled Jai Lava Kusa and Tarak has been asked to play three different roles in the movie. Jai Lava Kusa is said to be a high voltage action entertainer and the entire shoot of the film has been completed except two songs. Tarak for the first time will be seen in a role with negative shades as Jai and the teaser created huge sensation. Tarak’s ruggish performance and his looks have been lauded loudly all over. Now the second character Lava posters have been revealed and Tarak will be seen in an elegant look as bank manager in the role. The second teaser of Lava will be out on August 25th on the eve of Vinayaka Chavuithi. Tarak’s fans have been eagerly waiting for the teaser. The third teaser which reveals the character of Kusa too will be released during the last week of this month.   Here's the news you have been waiting for. #LavaTeaser will be out on the eve of Vinayaka Chavithi .Time will be revealed soon #JaiLavaKusa — NTR Arts (@NTRArtsOfficial) August 16, 2017 Jai Lava Kusa has been carrying massive expectations and is aimed for Dasara release. Devi Sri Prasad composed the music and Nandamuri Kalyanram bankrolled Jai Lava Kusa on NTR Arts banner. Jai Lava Kusa has been aimed for September 21st release and the pre-release business has been closed in all the territories. The movie’s US rights have been sold for Rs 8.5 crores recently which is the highest among Tarak’s movies. Tarak has been extremely confident on the movie and he is in plans to promote the film before release. He is personally overlooking the business of the movie.

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Pawan’s stand on Nandyal by polls August 16, 2017 18:47

Pawan’s stand on Nandyal by polls: Powerstar Pawan Kalyan who floated his political party Janasena some time ago is yet to make his full time entry into politics. The actor turned politician has been completely focussed on the construction of the party right from the roots and he revealed that he is not in a mood to hurry. Pawan revealed that he would be active into politics from October. Pawan Kalyan earlier informed that he would reveal about his stand in Nandyal by polls soon but he kept silent. However the actor today stepped out with a video message and clarified that his party Janasena will not contest in the upcoming Nandyal by polls. He said “I am quite occupied with the party construction and I have collected the feedback from the party activists. We are not in a mood to contest in any elections until 2019 elections. I have taken the decision respecting and considering the decision of the party activists who have been working round the clock for the party. We are not supporting any political party as of now and we will take a call in the future if our agendas match”. Pawan Kalyan is busy shooting for Trivikram’s movie which has been announced for Sankranthi next year release. Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel are the female leads and Pawan is in plans to wrap up the entire shoot by the end of September. Haarika and Hassinee Creations are producing the movie which is said to be an emotional entertainer. Anirudh Ravichander is the music composer and Pawan will then shoot for his next movie which will be directed by Santosh Srinivas. Mythri Movie Makers will produce the movie which will be wrapped up by the end of this year.

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Megastar Chiranjeevi’s next Launched August 16, 2017 18:41

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s next Launched: Megastar Chiranjeevi made his comeback after nine complete years with the movie Khaidi No 150. The movie left everyone in surprise and it ended up as the second biggest hit in Tollywood after Baahubali. Directed by VV Vinayak, the movie released during Sankranthi 2018 and Kajal Agarwal is the female lead. Ramcharan turned producer with Khaidi No 150 on Konidela Production Company banner. The actor has been on a break and kept his fans in waiting mode from the past few months. He signed his next in the direction of Surendar Reddy and the movie has been based on the life story of freedom fighter Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy. The movie has been in discussion from the past few years and several writers have been brought on to the board to update the scipt and pen a gripping screenplay. Paruchuri Brothers along with the team of writers wrapped up the script work recently and Megastar Chiranjeevi has been extremely satisfied with the script. Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy has been launched officially today with a pooja ceremony in Hyderabad. Chiranjeevi, his wife Surekha, Paruchuri Brothers, Surendar Reddy and Ramcharan attended the event. Nothing much has been announced about the film and things will be official on August 22nd on Megastar Chiranjeevi’s birthday. The regular shoot of Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy will start from September and the film will be shot in multiple languages. Ramcharan’s Konidela Production Company will produce the movie which has been planned on a massive budget.

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Balakrishna’s Nandyal Show Highlights August 16, 2017 18:36

Balakrishna’s Nandyal Show Highlights: Both TDP and YSRCP have taken the Nandyal bypolls prestigiously and are preparing for the big fight that will take place on August 28th. TDP Chief Nara Chandra Babu Naidu has been personally monitoring the activities on regular basis and he has been conducing a review session on regular basis with the leaders over there. Afte Bhuma Nagi Reddy passed away, the Election Commission announced the bypolls. YS Jagan conducted massive meets in the recent times and he targeted Chandra Babu Naidu along with TDP. Jagan used ‘Shoot CM’ after which the Election Commission issued show cause notice and asked him to come with an explanation. Though TDP wanted Pawan Kalyan to campaign for the bypolls, it turned out to be impossible. Pawan Kalyan stayed silent on this after which Nandamuri Balakrishna has been brought on to the board. The actor turned politician nailed it in his style in today’s road show which witnessed massive crowds all over. The actor requested the people to vote for the government, which will develop Nandyal. He also asked them to overlook at the development that the government in the newly formed Andhra Pradesh. Balayya also reminded that Bhuma’s family has been under distress and he requested the people to support their family in this tough time.

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Ways To Get Rid Of A Permanent Tattoo August 16, 2017 18:03

Ways To Get Rid Of A Permanent Tattoo:- It is very tempting in your late teens or early twenties to get a tattoo, especially if there is peer pressure from your friends. So many female celebrities appear in public now sporting one or more tattoos and many girls want to be like them. Sometimes, you do not really make a good choice when it comes to getting yourself inked. A botched relationship, bad tattoo art and wrong choices can leave you up in arms with your tattoo. But what happens when they reach maturity and regret their rash actions when they were younger. Permanent tattoos are done with a needle and long-lasting inks designed not to fade and to withstand all weathers. Removing tattoos can be a costly process as it may involve several visits to completely take out them. It can also be a very painful process and they do not always entirely disappear. Tattoos done in black ink or darker colors like deep purple and navy blue tend to become invisible more quickly, but bright colors and large tattoos often leave a trace of the original design. There is also the risk of scarring and removing tattoos does change the pigment of the skin which is not permanent but can last for up to a year. If you have a special occasion and want to hide your tattoo you can temporarily cover it up with liquid latex or heavy make-up. If you really need to get it done, read on to know more on how to remove a tattoo by various techniques and DIY methods. Various Techniques To Remove A Permanent Tattoo A) Laser Technique The laser technique is the most common and popular way to remove a permanent tattoo. It is also painful and heavy on your pockets, though it is one of the most effective. Over a period of a couple of sittings (depending on the size of your tattoo, the sittings may be more or less), the laser is pinpointed on your tattoo and it breaks down the pigments in your tattoo. These tiny bits of the pigments are disposed by the body. B) Make-Up Cover Up You can also use makeup to cover up a botched tattoo, if you cannot make up your mind for an expensive laser removal method. You can camouflage it with a concealer, till you make up your mind for a laser removal. If you have been thinking on how to remove permanent tattoo, this is one way you can adopt. These are made especially for tattoo cover ups, as these are not like normal concealers. The one formulated by the famous tattoo artist Kat Von D, is the best one available in the market. It is called ‘Lock-it Tattoo concealer’ and is available in most Sephora stores. This is an easy way to remove tattoo at home. C) Wrecking Balm  This one sounds too good to be true! It is a balm which you can use to fade away that regretful tattoo. It is a revolutionary product for those looking for a tattoo fix. Unfortunately, this takes a humongous long time. It works, but it is slow and expensive. It will not be painful to your body, but certainly painful to your pocket! D) Plastic Surgery The quickest fix available and also one of the less expensive and painful ones is Plastic surgery. You can have your plastic surgeon graft another layer of skin on your botched tattoo area if you cannot go through the entire process of laser. This one is popular with many people. The DIY Methods To Remove A Permanent Tattoo A) Salt Scrub This method involves over exfoliation. This is the last resort method to get rid of an eyesore on your skin, though it is not a good thing to scrub away your skin. You can use the salt scrub for a long period of time to scrub the tattoo away, but you also have to be careful about not hurting your skin too much. An inexpensive method, but can leave lasting damage on your skin. B) Salt And Lemon Juice One of the ways to remove a tattoo is using salt and lemon juice. You can use these ingredients to remove your tattoo naturally, instead of opting for laser tattoo removal. To use this method, mix 100 grams of salt with lemon juice and soak a cotton ball in that solution. Now for about 30-60 minutes, rub this soaked cotton ball on your tattoo covered skin, till the mixture is deeply absorbed by your skin. You can wash it off using warm water, once it is done. C) Profade Tattoo Removal Cream You can try out the Profade tattoo removal cream, if you are looking for a tattoo removal cream as it is one of the best tattoo fade cream. The cream consists of three creams. It claims to remove tattoos within 3-9 months, and every cream has a different purpose to serve. Prepare your skin for the next two creams with the first cream. The ink particles etched on your skin are broken with the second cream and the process of eliminating the tattoo from your skin is enhanced by the final cream. D) Saline Tattoo Removal This method is ideally suitable for eyebrow tattoo removal. You would have heard about permanent makeup application, right? The procedure is same, a saltwater/saline solution is injected in the brow area instead of injecting the pigments. Without causing you much pain, the injected salt gently extracts it out of your skin. Your skin will also remain intact. It can take up to 4-6 weeks for this procedure. E) Honey Honey is one of the best ingredients to get rid of tattoos naturally. To prepare the best tattoo removal natural cream, follow the instructions below. You will require fresh aloe vera gel, salt, sugar free yogurt and honey. Mix all the ingredients until it forms a cream like paste. Make sure you thoroughly clean the tattoo covered area, before applying the cream. Until it is completely absorbed by the skin, now apply the cream so that it can remove the tattoo ink. F) Lemon Is tattoo removal painful? Yes, it is. That is why you need to try out this natural tattoo removal without laser method. Instead of opting for some tattoo removal technology, lemon is one of the most common ingredient found in our houses and it can be used for tattoo removal. Start by cleaning the tattoo area with warm water, squeeze some lemon juice and rub it on the tattoo area. Wait until it dries up, after rubbing the melon juice, and your skin becomes hard. Rinse it off using warm water once it is dry. Definitely a cost effective way to remove tattoos at home. The decision to “NOT GET A BAD TATTOO!” is undoubtedly the best and the least expensive and painful method of removing a permanent tattoo. The wise ones say that before you decide to have it permanently, you should get a temporary tattoo and see how it suits you! Remember, this is your body and before deciding to ink something, you should definitely make a very wise choice about it. SUPRAJA

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PIL In Delhi HC To Remove Links Of “Blue Whale Challenge” Suicide Game August 16, 2017 17:15

Seeking directions to the internet firms like Google, Facebook and Yahoo to remove the links of “Blue Whale” game, a PIL was moved in Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete for a period of 50 days and the final task leads to committing suicide. The player is also asked to share photos after finishing the challenge. It has been allegedly linked to deaths of several children worldwide. The petition was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shanker, which listed it for hearing on Thursday. To restrain the internet majors from uploading any material pertaining to the Blue Whale Challenge, Advocate Gurmeet Singh, citing deaths of children in India and abroad, sought prompt directions. Singh has filed the petition in the HC. He also sought direction to the Delhi Police to appoint a special team comprising at least five members to oversee whether the internet companies comply with the court’s direction.   The government has been forced to issue directions to the internet giants to remove the links of the dangerous game, due to the sudden popularity of the lethal online game. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Electronics and IT had directed the internet majors – Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of the deadly Blue Whale Challenge. Several children in India and other countries commit suicide because of this lethal game. The petition said “there are so many children and people being adversely affected by this menace namely Blue Whale Challenge and they do not even know that the same will cost their life and their families will suffer heavily. All citizens of India will be benefited if the said menace is stopped.” More than six children across India in the age group of 12-19 years have taken their lives playing this game within a span of two weeks. From other countries including Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile and Italy, the deaths of teenagers have been reported, said the PIL. SUPRAJA

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