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Saturday, 21-October-2017


Ravinder Bansal: Indian American plans TO FLY Solo across World

13 weeks ago
For most, flying solo across the world is an adventure. But for 68-year-old Indian American Ravinder K Bansal from New York, it’s a philanthropic journey and mission. He is a retired engineer and entrepreneur from the New York Indian American community. Bansal is now ready to give wings to his dreams, literally. He plans to fly solo across 18 countries and 34 airports to raise $750,000 (Rs 4.83 crore) for a cancer hospital in his hometown of Ambala, Haryana where he was born. He wants to raise funds for buying an MRI machine for the Rotary Ambala Cancer Hospital in his hometown. Bansal has already started his journey from New York on July 4, on the US Independence Day. He took of...

mahesh muralidhar bhagwat - ANTI-FLESH TRADE CURSADER HONOURED

14 weeks ago
Telangana IPS Officer Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, who currently serves as the first Commissioner of Police of Rachakonda, has been conferred the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the US state department. Every year, the US Department of State under the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons honours individuals around the world who dedicate their lives to fight human trafficking. These heroes include individuals working for NGOs, lawmakers, police officers, and concerned citizens who are fighting tirelessly to end this form of cruel modern slavery. IPS Officer Mahesh Muralid...


15 weeks ago
It was one weekend that changed her life and Purvi Vyas, a Masters in Environmental Management from Australia’s Western Sydney University, turned into a full-time organic farmer. She is now preparing the next generation of farmers and youngsters to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. After finishing her masters in 1999, Purvi came back to India and started working for several NGOs for sustainability and development. It was in 2002 when she joined the famous Environmentalist Bina Agrawal to work on one of her research projects that Purvi happened to get her first brush with the farming community. The research took her to ...


16 weeks ago
For thousands of students of Adamya Aditi Gurukul, who have become Sub Inspectors, IAS, IPS, IRS and CTO officers, Guru Rahman is that one teacher who has changed their world. Dr. Motiur Rahman Khan started holding coaching classes in 1994, because he fell in love.  “Amita and I fell in love in college and it was to impress her that I topped in MA in Banaras Hindu University. But those times were different. Hindu-Muslim marriages were taboo. We got married without the consent of our parents. We were very clear on one thing that none of us is going to change our religion and that was not accepted by the society. Everyone...


17 weeks ago
Motivated by the Digital India Programme helmed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 16-year-old Kartikeya Thiyam Sundaram has has developed a simple yet comprehensive manual to introduce computers to the underprivileged. Kartikeya wants to contribute to this initiative within his means, so he independently designed the course and content in both Hindi and English. A student of GD Goenka World School Sohna, Kartikeya has been supported in his endeavor by The Utsav Foundation where he volunteered during winter vacations He worked there to spread computer literacy among underprivileged children and adults. Within a span of just 30 day...


18 weeks ago
Everyone loves birds, but hardly anyone worries about their health. But this was the reason why Prince, who makes sign boards in Chandigarh, finally decided to make the country’s first bird ambulance. Prince looks for injured birds everywhere and then cures them in his bird ambulance. His Bird Ambulance is a kind of e-bike. Earlier, for many years, he had used the cycle as a bird ambulance to take care of the injured birds. When this campaign came to be noticed by the world, a bank tried to donate a van for his work. When Prince, concerned by the pollution caused by petrol fumes declined the offer, he was presented with a ...

Young Indian Americans shine 

19 weeks ago
Indrani Das, a 17-year-old Indian girl from New Jersey, won the ‘Junior Nobel’ award, which this science talent search competition is also known as, and bagged a whopping grant of $250,000 in addition. Indrani Das was felicitated along with other 39 finalists by the committee comprising some of the best in the field of science and technology. Indrani Das (left), Prathik Naidu (middle), Archana Verma (right) New Jersey-based Indian American Indrani Das was awarded $250,000 for her intensive study of a new approach to treating the death of neurons in the brain, which results from brain injuries and which causes neurodegenerative diseases like cerebral attack, and Al...
ravi-krishna - ps-officer-adopts-a-village


20 weeks ago
This comes around the right time for the village that has reportedly jeopardized by a series of faction killings and revenge murders, for which 21 people might face incarceration including life imprisonment. The determinant Ake Ravi Krishna, Superintendent of Police in the Kurnool district of Andhra, decided to act upon the matter and took the first step towards the development of the village. Starting with getting the district collector to sanction an amount of Rs. 60 lakh for the construction of rooms in a government school, he has been actively involved in a variety of initiatives including the construction of roads and ...
Lhakpa-Sherpa - Eight-Times-Up-Everest


21 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

22 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...


23 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...


24 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...