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Thursday, 23-March-2017

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AISHWARYA R DHANUSH WOMEN’S PRIDE

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    A filmmaker at core, the daughter of Rajnikant, classical danseuse and United Nation’s women’s organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador, Aishwarya R Dhanush, recently gave a Bharatanatyam performance at the New York headquarters of United Nations on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8. The event guested diplomats from across 190 countries as well as India. Before the event, Aishwarya told she will be performing for the song “Maithrim Bhajathey”, sung by the late MS Subbulakshmi in the UN decades back, to highlight the need for peace. The event was organised by India’s Permanent ...
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YARDS AHEAD!

a week ago
Britain is experiencing the wind of change in Scotland Yard ever since the 56-year-old Cressida Dick has been selected as the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner. She has became the first woman to take charge of the London’s police force in its 188-year history. The Metropolitan Police or Met, as it is commonly known, is the largest police force in Britain. Dick has taken over from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who resigned from the post of Metropolitan Police commissioner last month. Dick, 56, was previously the UK’s national policing head on coun...
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LEGENDARY MANGESHKAR

2 weeks ago
No matter how hard they try, geniuses like Lata Mangeshkar can never stay out of the view for a long time. She was out of the news for the past couple of months, but came back to hog the limelight with a bang. Winning the ‘Legendary Award’ 2017 by ‘The Brand Laureate’ she was once again back in talks. Expressing her gratitude for the award she tweeted, “Heartfelt thank you to ‘The Brand Laureate’ for honouring me with the ‘Legendary Award 2017.”
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CAPTAIN’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

2 weeks ago
The former captain of India’s women team Shantha Rangaswamy was recently nominated for the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award. Soon she will be the first woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BCCI Annual Awards in Bengaluru on March 8. Rangaswamy is the first to captain the Indian women’s cricket team and has spent most of her life playing cricket, but due to lack of people’s interest in women’s cricket those days, India did not play a single International match between 1977-84 and again between 1986-91. Hence, only 12 years of her 22 years career was spent playing for ...
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Dr P Raghuram

3 weeks ago
Dr P Raghuram has been selected for the prestigious BC Roy Award, 2016. Dr BC Roy Award is the highest award given to doctors in India. Recently this was announced by Dr Jayshree Mehta,President of Medical Council of India. Dr Raghuram, who hails from Hyderabad, will be given this award for his excellent services in the field of social medical relief. He is the youngest person in the Telugu states (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) to receive this award. The President will honour him with this award on July 1, which is India’s National Doctors Day. Dr Raghuram is also the CEO of KIMS Ushalaxmi Centre for Breast Diseases. Dr Raghuram has made signif...
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Ekta Bisht - Pakistan stumped by ekta

3 weeks ago
The Indian Women’s Cricket team qualified in the ICC Women’s World Cup and made a place in the finals due to the great bowling performance of left-hand spinner Ekta Bisht. Ekta played an important role in gaining victory for India against the arch rivals, Pakistan. In ten overs, Ekta gave eight runs and claimed five wickets, making this her best performance so far. In addition to this, she also became the 9th Indian woman bowler to get 50 or more wickets in one-day matches. She was adjudged the Best Player of the Match for this stellar performance. Ekta comes from village Devli, Almora district of Uttarakhand. S...
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SANDEEP DAS -GRAMMY, AN ACHIEVEMENT

4 weeks ago
INDIAN tabla player Sandip Das was awarded the 59th Grammy Awards. Das received the award of the Best World Music Album for the album “Sing Me Home” as a part of Silk Road Ensemble, a collaborative effort by musician Yo-Yo Ma to bring together performers and composers from more than 20 countries. Raised in Patna, Sandeep struggled through a lot of challenges in his journey to Boston. Born in 1971, he completed his initial education from St. Xavier High School, Patna. Later he graduated with a gold medal in English literature from Banaras Hindu University. Sandeep’s interest in the instrument deepened during his...
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Chaitanya Karamchedu - Water, water everywhere

5 weeks ago
More than 1.2 billion people in the world lack access to clean drinking water. This is despite the fact that more than 70 per cent of the earth is covered with water. The main problem is that most of the available water is saline and hence unfit for drinking.  An Indian American teen, Chaitanya Karamchedu has discovered a novel, cost-effective way to desalinate the salt water and make it potable. Karamchedu is a senior at Jesuit High School Senior in Portland, Oregon. He was troubled by the pressing need for clean, drinking water and wanted to make it easily available. His love for science made him work for hours in sc...
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DR SUBROTO DAS - Rescuing the roads

5 weeks ago
There is one death every four minutes on Indian roads. A lot of them could have been prevented had suitable help reached in time. Dr Subroto Das, from Vadodara, was selected for Padma Shri in the medicine category for his phenomenal work in saving lives on Indian highways. Das is founder of Lifeline Foundation, which operates in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Kerala and rescues the accident victims in time. Das feels that the award is not the end. “The award means more responsibility and inspires us more to work in this sector. We are also running a training programme ‘Vadodara Smart city a CPR city’ where w...
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Meenakshi Raghavan - Meenakshi Martial Amma

6 weeks ago
“Learning Kalari boosts the self-confidence but it should not be used to attack anyone. Assaults against women have increased these days. They can learn Kalari for their self defense.” says, Meenakshi Amma. She is an expert in Kalaripayattu, a form of martial art in Kerala and now a Padma Shri awardee. “I dedicate all of this to my mentor and husband V V Raghavan, who showed me the world of Kalaripayattu.” Amma adds. 76 years old Meenakshi Raghavan, fondly called Meenakshi Amma,  is India’s oldest Kalaripayattu exponent. Even at this age, her hits and blocks, continues to amaze people. She...
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Gullapalli Nageswara Rao - Eyeing the fame

6 weeks ago
Doctor Gullapalli N Rao was included in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRC) prestigious Ophthalmology Hall of Fame in 2017. He was honoured for the Hall of fame in the ASCRS annual meeting in Los Angeles on May 6th. The honour of inclusion in the Hall of fame is awarded to the people with outstanding contribution in the field of eye care. The award was introduced in year 1999. Since then, 55 scientists and physicists have been included in the ophthalmology Hall of Fame. G.N Rao is the founder and president of L. V Prasad Eye Institute. He is being honoured for the contribution of his eye care ...
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CHANDRABHUSHAN - Tamso ma jyotirgamaya

7 weeks ago
 sanjay upadhyay “Bhaiya ji! Schoolwa me kab namma likhtai? Tolwan ke sab ladkawan schoolwa jaye laglai,…ta hamaar ladkawa kahe na padhtai?” (Bhaiya ji! When will the admission process start in the schools? All the boys of the group are going to school. Why can’t my son study?)  This heart-wrenching voice not only comes from Lal Bihari Maanjhi, Meena or Paaswan of the Musahar community but is echoing from every nook and corner of the society. The Musahar community now is craving for a new identity for its men, women and children after having lived for ages in a dark world. They want to be literated and independent and want to walk with their...


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