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Category archives: Celebrity

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 […]

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, poet and politician, dies at 93

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at AIIMS in Delhi at 5.05pm on Thursday. He was 93. In a medical bulletin, the hospital said his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. “Despite the best of efforts, we lost him today.” The Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi […]

7 career lessons from Indra Nooyi

Chennai-born Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi has been working for PepsiCo for over 20 years. In October, the company’s first-ever woman CEO will step down from her leadership role after 12 years. She will always be remembered for being the first foreign-born CEO to lead the Fortune 500 company. Her departure will further thin the concentration of female representation in Fortune 500 companies in the world. It will once again highlight the […]

Kalaignar Muthuvel Karunanidhi, DMK patriarch and ex-Tamil Nadu CM, dead at 94

M Karunanidhi, DMK patriarch and five-time former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, died at 94 on Tuesday after battling for life at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. Admitted to the hospital on July 18, the Tamil Nadu strongman, popularly known as Kalaignar, breathed his last at 6.10 pm on August 7, according to a press release by Kauvery Hospital. Confirming that the political stalwart was no more, Kauvery Hospital released a […]

Legacy of Lal-Bal-Pal: The Legendary Trio Who Stood For Swaraj & Swadeshi Ideals!

The tyrannical British rule in India was responsible for a sense of deep unrest among Indians. Millions of Indians were protesting against the British in a way that they felt would best lead the country towards freedom. While some believed in a peaceful approach, others had a more direct, radical attitude towards the revolution. The triumvirate of Lal-Bal-Pal was a part of the latter group. Lala Lajpat Rai, from undivided […]