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Category archives: Celebrity

Congo's Dr Mukwege, Yazidi crusader Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world. The pair won the award for their “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war,” Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in unveiling the winners in Oslo. “A more peaceful world can only be achieved if […]

Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to hit debut Test century

Teenager Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to make a century on his Test debut on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot. Shaw, 18, reached his hundred off just 99 balls to surpass the record of Abbas Ali Baig. The opener is also the fourth youngest player of all time to hit a debut ton and the second youngest Indian to make a Test century […]

Indian-origin teen wins social progress ‘Oscar’

Her #FreePeriods campaign that brought her granddad and 2,000 other protestors on Downing Street in the UK in December 2017 to demand free sanitary products for poor girls in school won 18-year-old Amika George one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress. The other awards at the ceremony in New York on Tuesday night went to Nadia Murad, 24, a Yazidi survivor […]

Jahanara Begum: The Mughal princess who designed Chandni Chowk

The narrow lanes of the famous Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets of Old Delhi (earlier known as Shahjahanabad), receive thousands of shoppers and tourists every day. Just eight kilometres away, at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, rests its architect, unknown and hardly visited by anybody, in a tiny open grave — Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Born […]

SpaceX's first Moon tourist is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. And he's bringing 8 artists with him

Japanese billionaire and art curator Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to the moon aboard the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), revealed Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX in a tweet on Tuesday. “The first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard BFR is fashion innovator and globally recognized art curator Yusaku Maezawa,” tweeted the space firm. Maezawa will invite eight artists who represent Earth in his journey […]

No evidence to justify Indian businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition, UK court hears

The Indian government has failed to provide any substantial evidence to justify extraditing tycoon Vijay Mallya from Britain to face fraud charges, his lawyer told a London court on Wednesday. India wants to extradite 62-year-old Indian businessman from Britain to face criminal action relating to loans taken out by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines and Indian authorities want to recover about $1.4 billion they say Kingfisher owes. In her closing submission, […]

Naomi Osaka claims US Open title after Serena Williams meltdown

Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation. It was drama-filled conclusion to a final that was rich with storylines but will now go down as one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time. There was much riding […]

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 […]