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the forgotten indian inventor who dazzled london

The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London

His countrymen hailed him as the "Indian Edison" after the famed American inventor. International investors believed that his inventions could revolutionise the global printing industry; and he won the support and admiration of leading Indian nationalists. And yet Shankar Abaji Bhisey, a pioneering Indian inventor of the 19th Century, is all but forgotten today. How has this come to pass? Bhisey shot to fame when India, now a hub of innovation and scientific talent, poss........

22 years later this kenyan politician returns to india to repay his rs 200 debt

22 Years Later, This Kenyan Politician Returns to India to Repay His Rs 200 Debt

A Member of Parliament from Kenya, who had taken a loan of Rs 200 from a grocer in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad city, came back 22 years later to repay his debt. Richard Nyagaka Tongi, the MP from Nyaribari Chache constituency in Kenya, had studied at the Maulana Azad College between 1985 and 1989. During his stay, Tongi used to buy groceries from Kashinath Gawli’s grocery shop in Wankhedenagar locality each day. According to a Facebook post by Tongi, he had a debt of Rs 200 from his time in Aurangabad. 22 years later, he flew all the way from Kenya........

this hyderabad man juggles three jobs to take care of his 45 hiv adopted kids

This Hyderabad man juggles three jobs to take care of his 45 HIV+ adopted kids 

Anand's foster father was no less caring than his biological father would have been but he was clueless about how to take care of an HIV positive child. For representational purposes When Anand* first came to Chennai, he was seven. This was the first time he came to a metro city but it wasn't a fun visit. Anand had lost his family and his closest relatives to HIV and was positive himself. No one back home in Andhra Pradesh sympathised with the child rather........

chennai jugaad a rainwater harvesting system for just rs 250

Chennai jugaad: A rainwater 'harvesting' system for just Rs 250!

Forty-five-year-old Dayanand Krishnan of Chitlapakkam spent just Rs 250 to come up with an impromptu arrangement to harvest rainwater. Dayanand Krishnan At a time when the city has received a good spell of rain,this Chennai man is showing residents an affordable way to harvest rainwater. Forty-five-year-old Dayanand Krishnan of Chitlapakkam spent just Rs 250 to come up with an impromptu arrangement to harvest rainwater - purchasing two PVC pipe bends, a three-foot PVC pipe and a cloth filter that costs Rs 20. With this, he simply created a diversion on his existing pipeline that helped ........

1st of its kind engine tn engineer invents device uses hydrogen releases oxygen

1st of its kind engine: TN engineer invents device, uses hydrogen, releases oxygen

A Coimbatore-based mechanical engineer has claimed to have invented an eco-friendly engine that can run on distilled water. Sounthirajan Kumarasamy said his "first of its kind" engine uses hydrogen as fuel source and releases oxygen.........

father of modern indian legal education nr madhava menon passes away at 84

Father of modern Indian legal education NR Madhava Menon passes away at 84

NR Madhava Menon, who is touted as the father of modern Indian legal education, passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday night. He was 84. The man behind the first national law school in the country, National Law School of India in Bengaluru.........

ex isro chairman a s kiran kumar gets france s highest civilian award

Ex-ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar Gets France's Highest Civilian Award

Former ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar was conferred with France’s highest civilian award – Chevalier de Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur – for his contribution to India-France space cooperation. Throughout his career at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), including as its chairman from 2015 to 2018, Kumar fostered the historic and ambitious space cooperation between India and France.........

mukesh ambani among time magazine s 100 most influential people

Mukesh Ambani Among TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani has featured in the TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy, who led the legal battle for LGBTQ rights in India, also featured in the list........

azim premji makes most generous donation in indian history guess how much is it

Azim Premji makes most generous donation in Indian history, guess how much is it

Azim Premji, the billionaire chairman of Indian conglomerate Wipro Ltd., will give a further 34 percent of shares in the company worth $7.5 billion to support philanthropic activities, the most generous donation in Indian history.........

mumbai based artist is painting pune slums to change mindset of people the results are stunning

Mumbai-based artist is painting Pune slums to change mindset of people. The results are stunning

Rouble Nagi, founder of the Mumbai-based NGO is bringing colour to the lives of people living in the slums of Pune by painting their houses under the 'Misaal Mumbai' initiative.........

hina jaiswal becomes iaf s first ever woman flight engineer who is she

Hina Jaiswal Becomes IAF's First-ever Woman Flight Engineer: Who is She?

Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal from Chandigarh became the first female flight engineer to be inducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF). She will be posted to a helicopter squadron where she will monitor and operate IAF’s complex aircraft in various conditions, right from Siachen Glacier to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.........

chennai environmental activist bags franco german human rights award for fighting against corporate crimes

Chennai Environmental Activist Bags Franco-German Human Rights Award For Fighting Against Corporate Crimes

Chennai-based writer and social activist Nityanand Jayaraman who took up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant issue has been conferred with the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. ........

group that recycles temple waste to spread fragrance gets un climate action award

Group that recycles temple waste to spread fragrance gets UN Climate Action Award

Indian group Help Us Green that gives women the chance to earn livelihoods through collecting temple ceremonial flowers tossed into the Ganges and turning them into sustainable incense, received a UN Climate Action Award.........

azim premji to receive france s highest civilian award knight of the legion of honour

Azim Premji to receive France's highest civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honour

Tech magnate and philanthropist Azim Premji will receive the Knight of the Legion of Honour from Ambassador of France to India, for his contribution to developing the IT industry in India and his economic outreach in France.........

meet india s own sherlock who once went undercover as a maid to crack a murder mystery

Meet India's Own Sherlock Who Once Went Undercover As a Maid to Crack a Murder Mystery

Rajani Pandit, the 50-year-old desi Sherlock Holmes claims to have busted more than 80,000 cases since she first donned the detective's hat. With her father working in the CID, Rajani had learned the art of a thorough investigation at a very young age. In fact, she was only 22 when she cracked her first case.........

ceo of kerala based start up gets un recognition award for empowering women entrepreneurs

CEO of Kerala-based start-up gets UN recognition award for empowering women entrepreneurs

The CEO of Kerala-based 4Tune Factory Chandra Vadhana has been awarded "Women in Business Award 2018" by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for empowering Women Entrepreneurs.........

exclusive meet the iitians behind india s most energy efficient fans

Exclusive: Meet The IITians Behind India's Most Energy Efficient Fans

The two IIT Bombay Graduates Meena Manoj and Sibabrata Das are behind the path-breaking India's most energy efficient fans-Gorilla. These fans consume just 28 watts at full speed. As a result of low-power consumption, these fans run three times longer on an inverter.........

mahindra marazzo gifted to fisherman jaisal kp a hero during the kerala floods

Mahindra Marazzo Gifted To Fisherman, Jaisal KP — A Hero During The Kerala Floods

Kerala Floods Hero Jaisal KP has been gifted a Mahindra Marazzo by Eram Motors, Calicut, for his kind efforts during the calamity. Jaisal belongs to the fishing community of Kerala and became famous when a video of him lying down to act as a step for women to climb on a rescue boat was shared on social media.........

this indian artist is drawing portraits of famous people with a typewriter

This Indian Artist is Drawing Portraits of Famous People with a Typewriter

The 72-year-old Chandrakant Bhide thumps the keys of the bulky, manual machine to draw portraits of famous people, all bearing an unmistakable resemblance to their subject.........

for 8 days ias officer toiled at kerala relief camp without revealing who he was

For 8 days IAS officer toiled at Kerala relief camp without revealing who he was

For eight days, Kannan Gopinathan a district collector in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has worked at relief camps in flood-ravaged Kerala, spending two of those carrying large packages on his head while offloading relief material from trucks in the port city of Kochi.........