Category archives: Celebrity

11 CEOs Share The Books They Feel Everyone Should Read

Most well-known CEOs in this world are avid readers and many have shared their reading lists and recommended books we should be reading. From Bill Gates to Elon Musk, these stalwarts are always happy to share what has inspired, informed or just entertained them. If you would like to know what the people who wrote the book on success read, this list is for you. 1. Bill Gates (Microsoft) Gates […]

How a Determined IAS Officer’s Wife Transformed an Underdeveloped Bihar Village

How a Determined IAS Officer’s Wife Transformed an Underdeveloped Bihar Village The term ‘village head’ generally brings to minds images of stout kurta-clad men with impressive moustaches and turbans. The mukhia of Singhwahini village in Bihar is a notable exception. Petite and pertinacious, Ritu Jaiswal has been leading the development of this nondescript, flood-affected village for the past few years. Married to IAS officer Arun Kumar, the 40-year-old mother of […]

Google doodle honours S Chandrashekhar: A look back at the brilliant astrophysicist

Google honoured astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar with a doodle on his 107th birth anniversary on Thursday. He is the first astrophysicist to win a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars. He jointly won the award with Dr William Fowler of the California Institute of Technology. Who is S Chandrasekhar? Born on October 19, 1910, in Lahore, Punjab in British India, Chandrasekhar was a genius who developed his […]

Indian-origin teenager becomes UK’s youngest millionaire

An Indian-origin teenager has become one of Britain’s youngest millionaires after his online estate agency business got valued at 12 million pounds in just over a year. Akshay Ruparelia, at just 19 years of age, juggled his school work with negotiating property deals for his no-frills business that offers to sell properties for a fraction of the cost charged by established high street estate agents. This week “doorsteps.co.uk” became the […]

6 million reasons why you should know this cancer scientist

Dr Manjiri Bakre’s OncoStem is revolutionising breast cancer treatment in India with a test that is faster AND cheaper than what is currently available in Europe and the US. And OncoStem just raised $6 million to do more! Payal Sharma, 40, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. As a standard course of treatment, she would have got chemotherapy, which has side effects. While the tumour is not detrimental at a […]

Nobel Literature Prize awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was revealed as the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday at a ceremony in Stockholm. In its announcement, the Academy praised the Japanese-born British writer as someone, “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” Ishiguro is the author of eight novels, as well as numerous scripts for film and television. He is known for […]

Meet this German gaurakshak, who houses hundreds of sick, abandoned cows

When she landed in India from Berlin in 1978 as a tourist, she had no inkling of the life destiny had in store for her. “I came as a tourist and understood that to progress in life, you need a guru. I went in search of a guru in Radha Kund,” she said while narrating her journey in Mathura. She then bought a cow at the request of a neighbour […]

 
 
 

Five instances why Lal Bahadur Shastri is the most modest prime minister India has ever seen

When the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru passed away, the one question that rang across the entire nation was who next. Two weeks later, the former minister of Home Affairs, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was made the second prime minister of India. Though a Nehruvian socialist in his ideology, Shastri’s personality was in stark contrast to that of Nehru. The soft spoken, demure man was known best for his […]

Mahatma Gandhi - A never-ending inspiration in the world of literature

Creativity and inspiration are the two defining factors for most writers and their craft. But while creativity is largely the process of generating original ideas, inspiration is random. Sometimes it comes from the simplest of things. Like the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Poetry, prose or drama; fiction or nonfiction — Gandhi is everywhere. There are indeed only a handful of iconic personalities who have caught the imaginations of as many […]

Microsoft's Satya Nadella has a message for you: Keep hitting the refresh button

What is striking about Satya Nadella is the almost yogic energy, intensity and confidence he exudes as he strides into his office at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, US. Wearing a casual black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers with padded heels, Nadella, 50, looks superbly fit as he settles down for a chat with India Today. Like his wiry frame, his jawline carries no excess baggage or bulge. With […]