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EXCLUSIVE: Leicester vice chairman claims Foxes WON’T challenge for PL next year

first_imgLeicester City vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has written off the Foxes’ chances of repeating this season’s success, insisting that they will not compete for the Premier League title next season.The Midlands side were crowned top flight champions on Monday, and their fairytale season has captured the hearts and minds of everyone, not just those interested in football.The majority of fans would love to see the Foxes continue to dominate English football, beating out the so-called ‘big clubs’ with their brand of exciting football, and their refusal to spend huge sums of money in the transfer market.However, vice chairman Srivaddhanaprabha told talkSPORT that he cannot imagine the club challenging for silverware again next term, as the Foxes are still in their infancy in the top flight.He said: “We’re not going to fight for the title next season.“Realistically, we are still building the team for the Premier League. This is our second season, and we are still building our team. We need to bring in the right players again, and [have] more squad next season, for sure.”The Thai businessman also discussed the possibility of increasing the capacity of the King Power Stadium, as well as Leicester’s summer transfer plans, claiming he will do all he can to keep the best players at the club despite a wealth of interest in the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.“At the end of the day it depends on the player,” he added.“But as the owner, we will try everything we can to hold on to the players for next season.“I think there’s no reason why they have to move. They are going to play in the Champions League with us, and they are going to play in the Premier League – the top league in the world. I don’t have the reasons why they have to leave. They have to prove themselves next season as well, not just for one season.”Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was speaking exclusively to talkSPORT’s Geoff Peters. You can listen to the full interview above…last_img read more

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Maldives on a song

first_imgA view of the dark blue waters and golden sandsAsk 10 people what they know about the Maldives and chances are that nine will repeat what I’ve just mentioned. The tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, just over an hour by air from several Indian cities, is the stuff that every stress,A view of the dark blue waters and golden sandsAsk 10 people what they know about the Maldives and chances are that nine will repeat what I’ve just mentioned. The tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, just over an hour by air from several Indian cities, is the stuff that every stress free vacation is made of and it remains one of the constant favourites of every TV channel and magazine dedicated to travel. However, no amount of research or hours spent poring over guidebooks quite prepares you for the epiphanic moment when you first see the islands from the air. The view is unexaggeratedly unique. The dark blue waters of the ocean punctuated with turquoise and emerald green patches of the islands, with golden and white sands as the prettiest embellishments one could imagine. When the aircraft begins its descent, it seems you are driving straight into a painting. Be prepared for loud shrieks and gasps at touchdown. The runway protrudes into a lagoon, giving the impression that you are actually landing on water.Now how many times have you heard that all’s well that ends well? I like to believe that anything that begins well must also end well. A trip to the Maldives is very likely to convert you to the latter school of thought. After that fantastic landing, how can anything go wrong? However, climate experts claim that all is not well with the archipelago. Global warming is eating into the Maldives, which, as the experts claim, may not even exist in 30 years.Seaplanes, offering a terrific view, are used as a mode of transport to far away islandsIt is a matter of conjecture if such projections have anything to do with the number of tourists that poured into the islands last year, a whopping 791,917, with China and Britain being the biggest contributors. The dark shadows of the 2004 tsunami are a thing of the past as the Maldives, a Sunni Muslim republic, constantly reinvents itself and its many resorts to battle stiff challenges from Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and even Seychelles.The Maldivian experience starts right from the time you leave the airport. Most resorts have their own speedboats to whisk you away into the villas while some, located farther, will book you on a seaplane. The views are terrific from anywhere on these jets, so don’t complain about the deafening drone from the engines, or panic if your pilot, mostly Australians, is swilling beer at take off. These men know the islands like the back of their hands and provide nuggets of information and trivia that no guidebook or search engine can throw up.Maldivians live in only 200 islands and the capital Male. Tourists visit over 90 islands each boasting of world-class resorts promising unadulterated solitude, pristine beaches skirting crystal clear waters, access to coral gardens and a host of water sports. Walk the beaches and your feet will thank you for the world’s best pedicure. Flitting baby sharks keep you company for as long as you are soaking your feet in the shallow waters at the private beaches. As evening descends, you may even catch strains of music floating in from faraway islands as locals get down to some relaxation after a hard day at work.The pace of life at a Maldivian resort can seldom get more varied. It has its own rhythm, which is refreshingly different from our own. If you are hankering for city comforts, you will find them all here though you may come across an exception with no TV sets. But it is this stark contrast to the city life that draws everyone to these islands. Fresh catch from the seaHere you wake up to the whispering of waves-the waters are shockingly close to the villas in most resorts, spend the day collecting shells or lazing on sun beds, mixed with swimming or snorkelling, sit back and sip a tall drink as you watch the sun go down, and feast on local or international cuisines. Some variety can come in the form of sunset fishing. This is when you are taken miles into the sea aboard a catamaran and are given a fishing line to watch as intently as you would an Alfred Hitchcock film. If you are not too unlucky, red snappers and sea bass will soon take the bait and end up on your dinner plate. Nothing can taste as delicious as fresh catch from the sea and that too, when the catch is yours. Other adventures include diving safaris. Even if you are a novice, it is possible to do some snorkelling. Most resorts have their house reef, where you can snorkel or learn to scuba. You could alternatively try the popular photo flights. These are short, scenic flights giving you the chance to click the most beautiful frames of the Maldives.Male, The capital has developed into a fairly cosmopolitan town though the seafront continues to be dominated by speeding motorbikes, bustling wet markets, cafes and eateries by the dozen and pesky tourist guides. If you are short on time, then skip everything else for a cup of tea at a local restaurant. The flavour of the brew is nothing to write home about but what accompanies the sugary beverage is interesting-a platter of Maldivian finger food. From crusty samosa-like savouries to coconut cupcakes, this gives you an authentic taste of the local cuisine. When you have had your fill, return to the comforts of your villa and soak in more of what the Maldives is known for the stunning natural beauty and tranquillity that grow on you.The writer is a Kolkata based travel freelancer.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Weaving stories into art

first_imgIf you ask them, people will give you varied definitions of what feminism means to them. For some it is raising their voice for equality for women, for some it is a fight for removal of patriarchy and for some it is resistance to any sort of inequality.  Baaraan Ijlal, a visual artist, sees feminism as a part of people’s struggle, for her feminism takes a form of visual expression on her canvas. Weaving stories of people that affect her and intricately painting them on her canvas is Ijlal’s form of expression against all strands of inequality she sees around irrespective of people’s sex or sexuality. This is what she explained to us at a discussion on canvas writing at the Oxford Bookstore. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The discussion was organised in association with Apne Aap Women Wordwide in continuation of their series of Feminism Beyond Boundaries. Art for Ijlal is very personal, she tries to bring out people’s pain through her paintings. She says that her pieces are a reaction to the ongoing struggle of people she sees around her. Describing a painting of hers where a red-haired passenger is sitting on the backseat of a bicycle, she says that the met the owner of that bicycle in a ghetto. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix She says that the boy-faced man with long hair which slightly curled at the end was sitting sipping his tea and staring intently at his bicycle which had a tightly screwed red tin box tied to the rear end. When Ijlal asked him about his story, he said that the bicycle was given to him by his lover as a parting gift. The emotions attached to that object and the inner struggle of the cyclist struck her where he symbolically reserved a seat for his lover at the end with the red tin box and she  drew out that emotion her canvas and filled in the colours. Ijlal says her canvas is an instrument to fight for justice. When asked more she explained, ‘I try to fight for justice because I have seen fairness. I have seen my parents always stand up for justice no matter what.’ And the lessons she has grown up with find expression in the works she creates on canvas. Ijlal owes the narrative style of her work to the early influences of writers such as Manto, Albert Camus, Garcia Marquez and Faiz Ahmad Faiz. These and many other early influences have inspired this artist to create a space where she can tell her stories, and stories of others, on canvas, where language is not a barrier, where possibilities are endless and where cultural and social taboos are challenged constantly.last_img read more

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