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Category archives: Celebrity

NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman Peggy Whitson retires as astronaut

NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired today less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She’s spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She’s also the world’s most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her spacesuit belt. Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station, holding the position twice, and the oldest woman […]

 
 
 

WATCH: Born without limbs, this 24-year-old motivational speaker and beauty blogger spreads hope

No matter how grim the circumstances, there is always a positive side to every situation. Don’t agree with that thought? Meet Sinikiwe Nikki Kademaunga, a 24-year-old, who was born without hands and knees but made waves in the motivational speaking and beauty blogging world. Life was not easy for the young girl, who hails from Zimbabwe. “When I was born it was very hard for my family to accept that […]

The Unsung Hero from Jharkhand Who Saved Agartala from Falling to Pakistan

From a nation which is sometimes afraid to embrace the multiplicity of identities, comes a story of an Adivasi Christian soldier who embraced India at the cost of his own life. Future history books must tell the tale of Lance Naik Albert Ekka and his heroics in Gangasagar in modern-day Bangladesh during the 1971 war (Bangladesh Liberation War) against Pakistan. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chaka, India’s highest […]

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani keeps salary unchanged at Rs 15 crore for 10th year in a row

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh D. Ambani, who keeps his standing as the richest Indian, has kept his annual compensation unchanged at Rs 15 crore for the 10th consecutive year. According to the company’s annual report released on Thursday, Ambani’s decision reflects “his desire to continue to set a personal example for moderation in managerial compensation levels”. “Compensation of Shri Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, has been set at […]

France Appoints Assam Girl As Ambassador to Inspire Scientists of Tomorrow!

Priyanka Das has been appointed as the ambassador of “For Girls and Science”, an initiative that was launched in 2014 to promote scientific pursuits amongst young people and especially, girls. From being one of the few to work for the satellite navigation wing of Rafale Fighter Jets of France, to make a micro-satellite in Paris, Priyanka Das has a list of incredible achievements. The Assamese girl has now added a […]

PC Sorcar: India's 'maharajah of magic' who terrified the UK

At 9.15pm on 9 April 1956, the BBC’s switchboard suddenly lit up with calls from hundreds of viewers convinced they had just witnessed a gruesome murder live on their television screens. A mysterious-looking oriental magician had put a 17-year-old girl in a trance, laid her on a table and sliced her body in half with a massive buzz saw as if she were a slab of meat on a butcher’s […]

Former Google Techie behind Patanjali's Desi Whatsapp -- "KIMBHO"

US-based software engineer and former Google techie Aditi Kamal is the brain behind Baba Ramdev-promoted swadeshi messaging app Kimbho. The 32-year-old, who was a team leader at Google Hangouts, has also worked at Yahoo Mail and Oracle. “After working in the US for over a decade, I wanted to design an application for my country,” said Kamal, an MSc in computer science from the University of Southern California. “I decided […]

Narendra Modi made 40 trips since 2014: A list of countries visited, expenses incurred on chartered flights in four years

On Saturday, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government in the Centre completed four years in power. During the four years, Modi led the government through several key decisions on foreign policy. India’s foreign policy was pushed through multiple personal visits by the prime minister to countries around the world, from Pakistan and Bhutan to the United States and Israel. “Under Modi, India redefined its approach to maintaining relationships with […]

Brilliant Kannur Youngster Puts Google to Good Use, Becomes Millionaire at 21!

It was a computer gifted to TNM Jawad which overturned his fortune and changed his life for the better. The 21-year-old from Kannur, Kerala, is a millionaire today and owns a company that rakes in an annual income of ₹2 crore. He also owns a house and a BMW car—and all this is thanks to Google! This is the inspiring story of an enterprising youngster who entered uncharted territory at […]

Royal Wedding: 1.9 billion people watched Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get married

An estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s star-studded royal wedding at the iconic St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, according to a media report. Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, exchanged vows at the Chapel on Saturday in presence of 600 guests, including the Queen. “Meghan Markle and Prince Harry joined hands and exchanged vows in front of the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin […]