Category archives: Celebrity

 
 
 

Abdul Karim Telgi from fruit seller to 32,000-crore stamp paper scam mastermind

Abdul Karim Telgi from fruit seller to 32,000-crore stamp paper scam mastermind With the death of the fake stamp paper scam mastermind, a look back at his journey to riches and power. The sleepy, verdant hamlet of Khanapur in Belgaum, Karnataka, probably would have never been in the spotlight but for its most notorious denizen, Abdul Karim Telgi. Telgi was the son of a Class IV railway employee, popularly known […]

The world's first astronaut Laika's 60th anniversary

The world’s first astronaut Laika’s 60th anniversary November 3, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the day a dog was sent into space for the first time and literally became the ‘first astronaut’. Post the success of Sputnik-1, launched on October 4, 1957, Soviet leader at the time Nikita Khrushchev ordered the team to send a dog into space. Laika was a dog with humble beginnings who would become a […]

 
 
 

Andhra Man Smashes Unique World Record, Has Social Media Going 'Nuts'

Andhra Man Smashes Unique World Record, Has Social Media Going ‘Nuts’ Prabhakar Reddy P, a martial arts master from Andhra Pradesh, set a new world record after crushing over 200 walnuts in one minute with his hand. A video posted on YouTube by Guinness World Records shows Mr Reddy smashing 212 walnuts with his hand as the 60-second deadline looms and a hopeful crowd looks on. Rows and rows of […]

Sardar Patels birth anniversary to be observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Sardar Patels birth anniversary to be observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas On the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India, that falls on 31 October, the country will observe Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to foster and reinforce the government’s dedication to preserve and strengthen unity of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ensured that millions […]

Bihar girl wins International Acclaim for up lifting uplift the Musahar community

Bihar girl wins International Acclaim for up lifting uplift the Musahar community A 20-year-old Bihari girl has won international acclaim for her efforts to uplift the Musahar community. Musahars are traditionally rat-catchers and found in the eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and north Madhya Pradesh. The Musahars of Bihar are marginalized and work mainly as landless labourers. They suffer from abject poverty, near-total illiteracy and lack of personal hygiene and sanitation. […]

This cricketer's rags-to-riches story is truly inspiring

Eight months back, when Siraj was picked up by SRH for whopping Rs 2.6 crore, the medium pacer asked his father – an auto rickshaw driver – to stop working. The Team India selection committee on Monday picked the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. The uncapped pair of batsman Shreyas Iyer and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj were also named. Hyderabad pace bowler Siraj, on the back […]

11 CEOs Share The Books They Feel Everyone Should Read

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, […]

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 […]