Category archives: Celebrity

The defiance of an 'untouchable' New York subway worker

The memoir of an Indian woman who was born a so-called untouchable and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway has been hailed by critics for its unflinching account of caste and family in India. Journalist Sudha G Tilak spoke to Sujatha Gidla about her life story and how it became Ants Among Elephants. In Sanskrit, the main language used by scholars in ancient India and […]


Omm Sety – A British Woman Whose Life Was Lined by Reincarnation and Connected to a Pharaoh

When Dorothy Eady arrived to Egypt for the first time, it was obvious to her that she had been there before. But her last visit near the Nile may have taken place thousands of years earlier. Dorothy was born on January 16, 1904 in the London suburb of Blackhearth. Doctors believed that she would not survive a terrible fall when she was three years old. However, it seems that the […]

7 facts about Angela Merkel you probably didn't know

Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. Trained as a physicist, Merkel entered politics after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Rising to the position of chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel became Germany’s first female chancellor, and one of the leading figures of the European Union, following the 2005 national elections. Angela Merkel is the […]

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer Wins Record 8th Title, 19th Grand Slam

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. However, the Swiss […]

Mithali Raj's cricket record delights Indians

Indians are praising Mithali Raj after she became the leading run-scorer in women’s one-day international cricket. The captain of the women’s team reached 6,028 runs by scoring 69 in India’s World Cup group-game defeat by Australia at Bristol on Wednesday. A day later, accolades haven’t stopped with most Twitter users saying Raj’s achievement has taken women’s cricket to new heights in India. India are due to play New Zealand on […]

Malala Day: Nobel Prize laureate turns 20 today: Here are some facts about her extraordinary life

Malala Yousafzai a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is famous across the globe for human rights advocacy, especially right to education for women and backing education of women in her native place Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan. The local Talibans banned girls from attending school at her place, but that didn’t stop her from getting the education. Ever since then, Malala became the face of […]

Capt. Vikram Batra’s death anniversary: Remembering the brave Kargil hero’s exploits

Kargil war hero, late Captain Vikram Batra’s short 24 years of life are a personified testament to the spirit of the Indian Army. As fiery in his enthusiasm and courage as army call name “Sher Shah”, Batra was martyred on July 7, 1999, during combat. Five weeks after the Kargil war began, on June 19, 1999, Lieutenant (at the time) Batra was ordered to recapture Point 5140. In spite of […]


Toronto selected as one of only two cities in North America to present Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, with special guest Heiward Mak in attendance. The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), in partnership with Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO), presented Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, a […]

Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar is Femina Miss India World 2017

The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday night. Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. In […]

51 Types of Mango on One Tree! An Engineer-Turned-Farmer’s Unique Plan to Save Endangered Varieties

Ravi Marshetwar had always seen his father working for society and hence his aim in life was very clear, he wanted to become a social reformer. He earned an engineering degree and worked for 10 years as a Civil Engineer in Muscat before becoming a farmer. Today, he is well known for his grafting skills, by which he has grown 51 varieties of mangoes on the same tree. In 2001, […]