Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves a good photo-op. And the inauguration of the Rs 8,000 crore-Kochi Metro, the fastest one to be built in India, was seen as the perfect opportunity, even if it came at the cost of some controversy. E Sreedharan – popularly known as the “Metro man” for his leadership of the Delhi Metro project till his retirement – who oversaw the Kochi Metro project from inception to the final stage, was initially not invited to the inauguration.
“Don’t make it into a controversy,” Sreedharan, who has, ironically, been considered a possibility as NDA’s nominee for President of India, had said. It was only after a public outcry and a letter from Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to Modi about the “gross omission”, that Sreedharan’s name was eventually added.
As soon as his name was mentioned on stage on Sunday night and he waved to the crowd, Sreedharan was greeted with the loudest and most sustained applause and cheers.
A phone so stunning that it deserves its own photoshoot
Presenting the Moto X4, crafted to perfection.
Precision-crafted glass and metal design, an anodised aluminium frame, easy to hold and featuring beautiful contours, the Moto X4 is crafted to perfection indeed.
With the distinctive placement of the rear cameras, this phone makes a great subject for a photographic series.
The light reveals the fluidity of its body; curves that fit perfectly in the contours of a palm.
Reclining on a bed of satin, the glass-encased phone blends into the folds of the luxurious fabric.
The slimness, seamlessness and solidity of the phone make for a great profile shot.
A stunning design which is IP68 rated water-resistant too, it is as beautiful as it is strong.
We partnered with photographer Gaurav Sawn to create this series. Says Gaurav, “The glass sandwich design looks extremely good and the reflections on the back panel make the phone stand out. This is a phone that is best used without a case. The curved corners were also very comfortable to hold. All in all, really enjoyed shooting this phone!”
While this phone is elegant and crafted to perfection, it is also extremely tough, being protected from scratches with Corning® Gorilla® Glass that stretches all the way around.
You don’t need to sacrifice of performance either. It’s packed with a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 processor and comes with a TurboPower™ Charger which means hours of power in minutes!
For the music lover, this phone is a boon. With simultaneous connectivity of up to four Bluetooth® audio devices at the same time, you can build your own stereo system without worrying about cables.
The dual rear cameras – a 12MP that lets you focus faster and get great results even on dark, cloudy days, and an 8 MP camera, with wide angle lens makes your most ambitious photos look all the more impressive.
To get your hands on the Moto X4, and experience perfection, click here.
This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Motorola and not by the Scroll editorial team.