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Friday, 18-August-2017

Lhakpa-Sherpa - Eight-Times-Up-Everest


12 weeks ago
A44-year-old Nepalese mountaineer has broken her own world record for the most Everest summits by a woman after scaling the world’s tallest peak for the eighth time. Lhakpa Sherpa, the mother of three, conquered Mt Everest for the eighth time from the North Col (Tibetan side), according to expedition organisers. “Lhakpa reached the summit point at around 6:35 AM last week,” Mingma Gelu Sherpa, Managing Director at Seven Summit Adventure, was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times. She bettered her own record of scaling Mt Everest seven times. Before leaving for Tibet in mid April, Lhakpa h...

Honoholi K Chishi-Zhimomi - The Churchmaker

13 weeks ago
Standing tall and majestic, on the hilltop over Zunheboto town in Nagaland, the Sumi Baptist Church has created history by becoming Asia’s largest church. Architect Honoholi K Chishi-Zhimomi, of the firm Akitektura and a mother of three, has inspired many with her creation, which is not just about her vision but her sheer grit.. Aftare having studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi and acquiring a Master’s degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia, Zhimomi specialised on monumental buildings, which she designs in both contemporary and Gothic designs. Born and brought up in Nagaland, 38-year-old Zhimomi desi...


14 weeks ago
Shravan Tiffin Seva is providing free lunch to nearly 200 senior citizens in the Mira Bhayander area of Mumbai. Dr. Uday Modi, an Ayurvedic doctor, is the man behind the ‘seva’, which initially started with cooking food for an aged couple near his hospital, who were unable to cook for themselves. “Once, an aged man came to me for some medicines for his wife, who had suffered a paralytic stroke, and I was shocked to learn that the elderly couple had been dumped by their kids and there was nobody to prepare food for them. Since then, I res...


15 weeks ago
A tiny little village, Doburji, about 35km from Ludhiana in Punjab has quietly been turning itself into a haven for people. Not only have the 1450 residents been fighting actively against social evils such as drug menace and female foeticide, they have also focused on making technological advances so the village can comfortably exist in the 21st century. The village has solar lights, clean ponds, and its roads are mostly concrete, thanks to the efforts of all involved. Efforts are also being made to use water which gets collected in the pond for farming. Perhaps that’s why the village has been endowed with Panchayat...


16 weeks ago
They say that giving back to the society is something every man must do. Following that adage, Parimal Dhar, a resident of Vidyasagar Colony in Jadavpur on the southern fringe of Calcutta has made his contribution to Mother Nature. How? He has cleaned up the pond near his locality all by himself! Jadavpur is originally a refugee settlement colony that got populated after the 1947 exodus of Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. There are several colonies, or neighbourhoods, which have been reclaimed after filling up ponds, which are found in plenty all over the ...


17 weeks ago
The life of a street vendor who tries to fulfil his requirements by selling things at the traffic signal is not easy. He earns a very small amount in winter, summer and rainy season without eating or drinking  water throughout the day. Sometimes there is no income after working hard all day. Often, there are people who are helpful toward the hungry and the poor but at the traffic signal there are hardly any people who have time for them. But there is a person in Delhi who is making an effort to find a remedy for the hungry and the destitute. The name of this protector of humanity is Omkarnath Katharia. It is not as if he is...


18 weeks ago
Neingupe Marhu, a constable in Nagaland police, has improvised his van into a carrier to take care of the increasing garbage and overflowing dumps at a time when the city’s municipal set up collapsed. He travels around the city in his van before and after his working hours to mop the city’s garbage and take it away to the landfills. Neingupe Marhu, 28, is a happily married man with a three-and-a-half year old kid. He lives with his little family in a beautiful village. However, the beauty of the village was getting spoiled when the municipalit...


19 weeks ago
If you have the zeal and will power to achieve your goal, problems and difficulties can never block your path. Divyang Mukunda is a big example of this. With aims to make India clean and hygienic by the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister launched a nationwide cleanliness campaign on 2nd October 2014, named Swachh Bharat Mission. This mission has now turned into a movement throughout the nation. From metropolises to villages or small townships, we are coming across examples where people have shown interest and determination to st...


20 weeks ago
While a majority of the people toil hard throughout their lives trying to fulfil their own needs, a young man in Hyderabad has left his regular and cushy job in order to take care of the homeless and hungry people around him. Formerly a corporate employee, Gautam now feeds the hungry and homeless in the city. Gautam and his team hits the streets at midnight, strolling around the city for parties and functions. When they find one, the team convinces the organisers to let them take the leftover food and directly take the food to the homeless peoples....


22 weeks ago
Surya Sen Singh struggled through poverty and lack of infrastructure to get education. He is now an engineer in a corporate company located in Mumbai. But the 31-year-old engineer didn’t forget his formative values. Those values were formed when he was struggling against poverty, and he is firm that he will personally do whatever he can for children from his kind of background. He works hard to ensure children in rural UP get the education they deserve. Doing corporate job, he also funds a school in Ghazipur district, a remote area of Uttar Pradesh that teaches poor kids, especially girls for a mragre fee ...


23 weeks ago
TV Anupama, who bagged the fourth spot in Civil Services Examination  (CSE) in 2010, has put a check on food adulteration business in Kerala ever since she took office as Food Safety Commissioner in Thiruvananthpuram. Anupama has conducted numerous raids around the state and has almost put an end to adulteration in Kerala. Ever since her childhood, it was Anupama’s dream to become an IAS. After graduating from BITS, Pilani, one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the country, she decided to crack the CSE. She worked hard for it, but didn’t expect to land such a high rank. Currently w...

Ayyappa Masagi - Doctor Water

24 weeks ago
Ayyappa Masagi is the name people recall when they need water. Yes, the man is a mine of ideas on water conservation with literally a water reservoir of his own. Mulling over the water scarcity in India, Ayyappa calculated that just 30 per cent of the annual rainfall in India can solve the country’s water scarcity problems for the next three years. To prove his point, he bought 84 acres of barren land near Chilamathur, Andhra Pradesh, in 2014 and turned it into a water reservoir within a year. The barren land is now a network of 25,000 sand-filled pits and four lakes that capture and store every single drop of rainwater around here. The stored water keeps the land saddened...