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The last Diva - Gautam Chintamani, Pioneer
In the 2012 film My Week With Marilyn, there is a scene where Michelle Williams, who plays the legendary screen diva Marilyn Monroe, is enjoying a moment of happiness where she can be herself in the company of a young production assistant, portrayed by Eddie Redmayne. The moment is shortlived and as she notices others approaching her, the actress says, “Shall I be her?”...
Meet Avani, first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo, that too a MiG-21 - Rajat Pandit, Times of India
Growing up in a small town named Deolond near Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, Avani Chaturvedi never in her wildest dreams imagined she would one day become the first-ever Indian woman to break the sound barrier with resounding sonic booms in a supersonic fighter all alone.
Handsome he was, but there was much more to Shashi Kapoor - Nimish Dubey, Financial Express
“Handsome” was perhaps the most repeated adjective when obituaries to Shashi Kapoor rolled out in media, social and otherwise. And this was to an extent understandable, for the man, during his acting career in India, was mainly known for playing the charming, often vulnerable romantic hero. Shashi did try his hand at a few macho rules...
Voice of Banaras - Prabha Atre, Indian Express
Thumri queen — the term has become synonymous with Girija Devi and is a beautiful ode to who this wonderful artiste was and what her contribution to music has been. The doyenne from Banaras gharana had the temperament needed to present this beautiful genre. There was the nakhra, the adayegi, shringaar, the pukaar, that expression...
Mithali Raj creates history by scoring the most number of runs in Women's ODIs - Huffingtonpost
Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Wednesday surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run-scorer in the One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Bristol County Ground here. Mithali achieved the feat during Wednesday's group...
Catching the sun at Bhadla solar park - Amitabh Sinha, Indian Express
Bhadla is almost unlivable. Located in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, its normal temperatures oscillate between 46 and 48 degrees Celsius, while hot winds make even the relatively lower 40 degrees Celsius unbearable. Sand storms are an almost daily occurrence, and sometimes create massive dunes on the roads...
India's youngest student pilot set to earn her wings, fly passenger plane - Mohammed Wajihuddin, Times of India
A few heads turn as 21-year-old Ayesha Aziz breezes into a coffee shop in south Mumbai, clutching a sheaf of papers. She blames the city's traffic for being late as she settles down to talk about getting a commercial pilot's licence (CPL) within a day or two and flying passenger...
Viraat farewell for world's longest serving aircraft carrier - Rahul Dutta, Pioneer
The Navy has planned a series of farewell ceremonies to mark the formal decommissioning of aircraft carrier INS Viraat after 30 years of service on March 6 in Mumbai. Indian sailors, including even retired ones, who served on this ship will be part of the ceremony. Navy chief of the United Kingdom and some officers...
'Mobile phone is your bank': An ideal digital wallet - Mohak Gupta, IndiaToday
Phrases like e-wallet, digital wallet and mobile money have entered popular lexicon in the wake of demonetisation of high currency notes in India. It is being proclaimed that 'mobile phone is your bank'. Various banks are advertising the launch of ewallets and related mobile apps. However, if you carefully examine these offerings...
Milestone man - Samit Gohel - Krishnaraj Singh, Times of India
Tuesday, here in the Pink city, was going to be about Samit Gohel. The Gujarat batsman was on 261 against Odisha going into the final day and the only question was whether he would get a historic triple ton or not. He got it and, in fact, did one better. When he finished on 359 not out, Gohel had broken a long-standing 117-year-old record. But, even five hours after his feat...
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