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Category archives: Celebrity

Jahanara Begum: The Mughal princess who designed Chandni Chowk

The narrow lanes of the famous Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets of Old Delhi (earlier known as Shahjahanabad), receive thousands of shoppers and tourists every day. Just eight kilometres away, at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, rests its architect, unknown and hardly visited by anybody, in a tiny open grave — Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Born […]

SpaceX's first Moon tourist is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. And he's bringing 8 artists with him

Japanese billionaire and art curator Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to the moon aboard the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), revealed Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX in a tweet on Tuesday. “The first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard BFR is fashion innovator and globally recognized art curator Yusaku Maezawa,” tweeted the space firm. Maezawa will invite eight artists who represent Earth in his journey […]

No evidence to justify Indian businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition, UK court hears

The Indian government has failed to provide any substantial evidence to justify extraditing tycoon Vijay Mallya from Britain to face fraud charges, his lawyer told a London court on Wednesday. India wants to extradite 62-year-old Indian businessman from Britain to face criminal action relating to loans taken out by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines and Indian authorities want to recover about $1.4 billion they say Kingfisher owes. In her closing submission, […]

Naomi Osaka claims US Open title after Serena Williams meltdown

Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation. It was drama-filled conclusion to a final that was rich with storylines but will now go down as one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time. There was much riding […]

PV Sindhu wins historic silver but loses third major final of the yearPV Sindhu wins historic silver but loses third major final of the year

Olympic medallist PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu-ying in Indonesia on Tuesday. No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who lost 13-21, 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai in just […]

TENS OF THOUSANDS THRONG TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE TO GET A TASTE OF SOUTH ASIAN FOOD AND CULTURE

  Taste of India 2018 food festival provided a unique and refreshing insight into the food and cultural habits of the South Asian diaspora living in the GTA TORONTO, ON (August 26, 2018) – In an attempt to experience the true diversity and uniqueness of the South Asian diaspora living in the Greater Toronto Area, tens of thousands thronged to the 2018 Taste of India Food Festival. Toronto’s largest food […]

Akshay Venkatesh: The king of numbers

Mathematics is a young person’s game. There is speculation that the brain’s neural pathways become less plastic over time, limiting the insights of older people. Whatever the reason, the most path-breaking work in maths and physics (which is essentially applied maths), has been done by people under 40. The discipline is studded with prodigies. But even by mathematical standards, Akshay Venkatesh is unusually prodigious. he newly minted Fields medallist emigrated […]

Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India's first gold at Asian Games 2018

Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India’s first gold medal the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday. Bajrang defeated Japan’s Takatani Daichi 11-8 in the men’s 65 kg freestyle final to grab the yellow metal. This is Bajrang’s first gold medal at Asian Games, he had earlier won silver in 2014. An in-form Bajrang won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category but a ‘rusty’ Sushil lost his last chance to […]

Meet VR Lalithambika, the Woman Heading India’s First Human Space Flight Project!

On 15 August 2018, PM Narendra Modi announced ISRO’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission. ISRO has already started its preparations for its first Human Space Flight Project, and if successful, India will become the fourth country after USA, Russia and China to send a human to space. You can read more about the HSF Project here. Speaking about the project, Dr K Sivan, the Secretary, Department of Space said, “We are excited […]

Cricket to Politics: Six interesting facts about Imran Khan

Anybody who has ever picked up a cricket ball would know Imran Khan as the Pakistani player who captained his team to victory in the 1992 World Cup. However, few could have guessed back then that the flamboyant cricketer with an open worldview would one day go on to become the prime minister of his country on a largely conservative platform. Here are six facts that may help us understand […]