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Category archives: Celebrity

Story behind the name TATA’s SUMO

Every day top executives of Tata Motors used to take lunch together but from some days, Sumant Moolgaokar used to take his car and go out during Lunch Hours and come back as soon as the Lunch Break was over. There was a grapevine that he is offered lunch at a Five Star Hotel by some dealers of Tata. One day when some executives followed him during Lunch Break, they […]

How a Father is Keeping Alive His Kargil Martyr Son’s Special Bond With a Kashmiri Kid

In 1999, 6-year-old Ruksana, who lives in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, saw her father being murdered by militants, and out of shock, lost her ability to speak. In the same year that Ruksana’s father was murdered, Captain Vijayant Thapar, a 22-year old Indian Army officer, was posted in the district, with a battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. When Captain Thapar heard about Ruksana’s plight, he […]

PV Narasimha Rao: 5 Ways the Prolific Statesman Showed the Way Forward

In public discussions on the pantheon of notable Indian prime ministers, PV Narasimha Rao’s name often goes missing. However, changing political dynamics in recent years have once again brought Rao’s name to the limelight. As Prime Minister from June 1991 to May 1996, he oversaw one of India’s most turbulent phase in recent memory with relative success. Here are some of PV Narasimha Rao’s most notable achievements as Prime Minister: […]

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 […]