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in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, if Gandhi’s recent spunk and the response to it are good indicators, who had sustained a knee injury during the T20I series against England, That was the defining moment of our lives as a band, he says For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai | Published: January 7 2014 3:38 pm Construction of the GPO building started in 1904 and the structure was completed inApril 1913 IE: Vasant Prabhu Related News Many might think that General Post Office’s location cannot be more strategic The modest stone structure is located close to both — the Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and the docks However this building with the city’s largest dome was utilised as quarters by the staff of St George hospital in the late 19th century While the post office was earlier located at Flora Fountain it was later decided to shift the services near VT For that a part of St George hospital’s massive land was earmarked on which the present day GPO came up With a distinctive resemblance to the dome of Bijapur’s Gol Gumbaz and an enormous central hall rising to a height of three floors this Indo-Saracenic style of architecture is a marvel to behold The GPO’s dome measuring 65 feet in diameter is among the few structures in the city that are made of black Kurla basalt with a dressing of Malad yellow and white Dhrangadhra stones Taking from the Gol Gumbaz style it also marks superior acoustic infrastructure till date The stone-fronted edifice was taken up for construction on September 1 1904 and completed by April 1913 at a cost of Rs 18 lakh In 2013 the dome and its Grade I heritage building completed 100 years “The dome has a touch of Mughal architecture and John Begg designed it in a way to impress everyone” said Fleur D’Souza head of history department at St Xavier’s College The main dome coupled with smaller ones sweeping staircase Mughal style turrets and minarets together create an imposing landmark in Fort area In a century the structure has weathered and the central dome has been subjected to joint fillings “Major restoration was undertaken four years ago The entire building including the dome had undergone restoration” Dr Vinay Kumar director at the GPO The dome unfortunately is now coated with cement and has lost its original look “Interestingly the GPO building was constructed right opposite one of the three gateways present during the British rule” said D’Souza Bombay island of old times had three gateways — the first called ‘Churchgate’ was located where Flora Fountain is placed today the second gate was Gateway of India which was called ‘Apollo Gate’ and the third called ‘Bazaar Gate’ was located exactly opposite to where the present day GPO stands The central hall falling directly beneath the dome houses the main counters for postal service “A few years ago slabs from inside the dome would fall on staffers in the central hall That is when we put a net for safety” said Santosh Kulkarni assistant superintendent at the GPO Even today the flutter of pigeons taking off the enormous dome bears testimony to its age-old grandeur [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Published: March 19 2013 3:04 am Related News THE short drive from the main gate of the Mahalaxmi Race Course to the polo field within the confines of its vast expanse is a bumpy one On Friday afternoon though a number of high-end carsfrom BMWs to Mercedeses had plied their way across the clumsy routehonking past horses and trainers to embellish the parking lot at the Amateur Racing Club (ARC)–the association in-charge of the sport in the city From colourful summer dresses doubled with trendy hats and hairdosthe dress-code at the make-shift stands too was glamorously chic with fashion statements ranging from bold to loud Not for nothing is polo dubbed the sport of the royals after all Dressed in a casual tee and shorts with his greying mane resting just over his shouldersSamir Suhag didn’t have to put much effort into fitting in with the flashy surrounds And India’s most renowned polo playeran Arjuna awardee to bootoozed with the confidence and verve that comes with being the foremost exponent of his sport Suhag basked in the limelightindulging those seeking to pick his brains on topics relating to polo and otherwise All of a suddenthe collective attention of all those present at the ARCincluding that of Suhag’s himselfshifted to the action just about to get underway on the field Four mendistinguishable by their appearance as well as the heavily accented Englishhad just appeared on the scenemounted upon their respective ‘polo ponies’–though referred to as poniesthese are fully-grown horses The abrupt shift in focus though was understandable Foron a polo fieldArgentinians demand attention just by their mere presence The likes of Juan Jose ArayaMarcelo ArayaEnrique Jose Miles and Alejandro Savage might not lay claim to be counted among the elite polo players in the land coined as the mecca for poloin their own admission that is But there’s an inherent panache that Argentinians bring to the sport akin to Brazil and their Samba style of football And whether it was the flourish in the swing of their mallets or their general ball-playit came through significantly in the exhibition game that Araya & Co indulged in at the ARC on Friday But unlike in India where polo remains a niche sport and the likes of Suhag an extremely rare breedpolo entertains immense popularity in Argentina To the extent that family get-togethers in the Araya family and many others from Buenos Aires to Flores are enjoyed on the polo field “Though football reigns supremepolo is played across the country by kids and adults like cricket is here in India And it’s very much a family tradition Our grandfather used to play polo at a high leveland it came down to us through the generations I grew up watching my brother play” says Marcelothe younger of the two Arayas It’s the colossal flat lands that extend all across mainland Argentina and the high quality of horse-breedingspecially in terms of polo poniesthat have made the country a dominant force in the polo worldbelieves JJa veterinary doctor by profession “We have vast fields and most families own large farms where we grow up riding horses My son is just five but he’s already adept at handling a horse and also the mallet at the same time” he adds Modern polo really originated in Indiaunder the aegis of the British rulers during the late nineteenth century The Anglo-Saxons though also held colonial rule over Argentina simultaneously And the Argentines ended up taking to polo far better than any of their subjects in other parts of the world “Polo though really became a national craze after the Argentina team won Olympic gold in 1924 and especially after they replicated the feat in 1936 during the Berlin Games That set the ball rolling” explains Marcelo Argentina have ever since beento bring in the inevitable comparisonsto polo what the West Indian team of the 80s and the invincible Australians from the noughties put together were for crickethaving won four out of the nine World Cups held so farincluding the last one in 2011 that was held in their own backyard They also have the most number of players with a 10 handicapthe highest rating possible for a polo playerin the history of the sport “And now we also have a Pope from Argentina Not to forget the other miracle man You must have heard of him Messi” quips Marcelo And while the polo players do not quite lay claim to the same popularity as their football starsthey have their own following with the domestic competitions attracting thousands of fans to the stadiums Despite their high-profile billingthanks mainly to their nationalityAraya and his team found India’s infamous bumpy surfaces a major hindrance just like they did last year and ended up losing the International Cup trophy to the ARC team for the second year runningwith Suhag leading the charge for the hosts “Back homewe’re used to playing on fields that resemble golf greens The surface here is too bumpyand it’s difficult to control the ball as well as getting used to riding the horses here” laments JJ But having enthralled the swanky polo enthusiasts in Mumbai over the weekend in a way only Argentinians canAraya & Co are now away to soak in the sights and sounds of Indiapresently debating between the beaches of Goa and the forts of Jaipur for their next stop Whichever way they golike Marcelo insiststhey’re hoping that the bumpy rides are behind them For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News The letter states,GAIC has implemented project of Centre for Perishable Cargo at airport to promote the export of fruitvegetables and other perishable temperature sensitive products under RKVY GAIC has submitted application for NOC with AAI but till date no response has received? 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