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story of v unbeatable from mumbai slums to world stage

Story Of 'V Unbeatable': From Mumbai Slums To World Stage

A team of 29 dancers called "V Unbeatable" from the slums of Mumbai's Bhayander and Naigaon has found international glory after winning the Championship Trophy, an extension of the original US reality show, America's Got Talent. They received $1 million for this feat. For these children who did not even have passports, dancing is not just a passion but also a tribute to their co-founder Vikas Gupta, who died in ........

wendell rodricks was an icon of indian s lgbtq rights movement a pioneer who ventured where few had dared to

Wendell Rodricks was an icon of Indian's LGBTQ rights movement — a pioneer who ventured where few had dared to

I knew of Wendell Rodricks long before I met him. In 2002 he had made news by entering into a civil partnership with a Frenchman named Jerome Marrel. A timeline of Indian LGBTQ history from Queer Ink takes note of that, under 2002. It was not surprising that a fashion designer was gay. Many were rumoured to be. What was remarkable was that he not only chose to be out, he chose to out his relationship. He told Reader’s Digest years later that he and Jerome signed the Pacte Civil de Solidarite almost 19 years after they had first met on a blind date in Oman because they wanted some........

this man travelled across india met pulwama martyrs family to collect soil to build a memorial

This Man Travelled Across India, Met Pulwama Martyrs Family To Collect Soil To Build A Memorial

Umesh Gopinath Jadhav, a musician from Maharashtra had spent the better part of 2019 traveling across the country meeting the families of all the 40 CRPF men killed in the biggest of its kind attack on Indian forces. He had also collected soil from outside the homes and placed it into an urn. After travelling over 61,000 km long journey across India to meet families of the 40 jawans and collecting soil from their homes, on Friday, Jadav present the urn at the memorial col........

three years after surviving cancer uttarakhand player hits century on ranji trophy debut

Three Years After Surviving Cancer, Uttarakhand Player Hits Century on Ranji Trophy Debut

At 15, budding cricketer Kamal Kaniyal, who was part of the Uttar Pradesh U-14 and U-16 camps, was diagnosed with leukaemia, cancer of the blood. Three years on, Kaniyal, on his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttarakhand on Thursday scored 101 off 160 balls with the help of 17 fours against Maharashtra in Round nine of Elite Group C. Kaniyal’s knock helped Uttarakhand take a slender 44 runs first-innings lead over Maharashtra. Maharashtra were bowled out for 207 in their first innings, while Uttarak........

this woman is empowering 300 farmers while making all natural skin care products

This Woman is Empowering 300+ Farmers While Making All-Natural Skin Care Products

Shantal Mujumdar, an entrepreneur from Bengaluru, wanted to go two steps further in this regard — she wanted to enable people to use skin care products made of ethically-produced, in-season, all-natural ingredients. But not just that. In the process, she also wanted her customers to be able to empower farmers who grow the raw materials going into her products. And that’s the vision with which she founded Rasalila India: A Harvest Co, a sustainable beauty brand that handcrafts its formulations using in-season ingr........

former chief engineer of andhra s electricity board spends 90 per cent of pension for welfare of poor

Former Chief engineer of Andhra's electricity board spends 90 per cent of pension for welfare of poor

CVN Murthy, a former chief engineer of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board (APSEB), spends 90 per cent of his pension on social service activities every month. He spends Rs 30,000 to feed more than 120 beggars daily at various temples in the district headquarters town. The septuagenarian also offers medicines worth Rs 15,000 to the poor by conducting evening clinics at the Red Cross Medicine Bank and Panchayatana Siddi Vinayaka temple at PN Colony with the support of a senior doctor.........

meet dr mk bhan whose made in india vaccine saves thousands of kids annually

Meet Dr MK Bhan, Whose Made-In-India Vaccine Saves Thousands of Kids Annually

Dr MK Bhan was the man behind the Rotavac vaccine, the first indigenously developed rotavirus vaccine which drastically lowered the cost of vaccination for diarrhoea. A three-dose vaccination course of Rotovac vaccine for full immunisation costs just Rs 180 as compared to the two other WHO-approved vaccines available in the market which cost around Rs 2,500 per course. ........

lala lajpat rai the patriot who changed face of indian politics

Lala Lajpat Rai: The Patriot Who Changed Face of Indian Politics

Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January 1865 to an Urdu teacher, Munshi Radha Krishan Agrawal, and Gulab Devi Agrawal, in Dhudike, Punjab (undivided India). He studied law at the Government College in Lahore, and in 1886, moved to Hisar to practice law. He later became a founding member of the Hisar bar council. As a law student in 1880, Rai met Lala Hans Raj and Guru Dutt Vidyarthi who later became his key allies to build & promote the 'swadeshi' infrastruc........

hyderabad sportskids bag national child awards

Hyderabad sportskids bag National child awards

Hyderabad shooter Esha Singh and mountaineer Samanyu Pothuraju have won this year’s Bal Shakti Puraskar for outstanding achievements in sports and will receive the awards from President Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday. They will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi the next day and also participate in the Republic Day Parade on January 26.........

messiah for the poor pune doc has done 350 heart surgeries for free

Messiah for the Poor, Pune Doc Has Done 350+ Heart Surgeries for Free!

A practising Cardiac Surgeon at Ruby Hall Clinic, a Pune-based hospital, the doctor also heads the Marian Cardiac Centre and Research Foundation, where he treats patients with heart defects for free. “I truly believe that the forces of nature are responsible for the good work done by the foundation and me. I have never had to turn any patient away for the lack of money or resources to facilitate the treatment,” said Dr Manoj while speaking.........

at 90 this chandigarh grandma launched her startup with besan ki barfi

At 90, This Chandigarh Grandma Launched Her Startup With 'Besan Ki Barfi'!

Harbhajan was a proud woman when she returned home, armed with the Rs 2,000 that day. “That earning not only brought her happiness but also the confidence to take this initiative forward and make something of it.” Since then, Harbhajan made barfis and chutneys and various kinds of pickles, taking her products to the organic market every ten days. Despite her age, she continues to work and even enjoys it.........

chuni goswami indian football s original superstar

Chuni Goswami, Indian football’s original superstar

Goswami, the most successful Indian football captain ever, turned 82. Under his captaincy, India won the gold medal in 1962 Asian Games, finished runners-up in 1964 Asian Cup, and narrowly lost to what was then Burma in Merdeka football six months later. In club football, he always played for Mohun Bagan. While in college, he captained Calcutta University in both football and cricket in the same year.........

129 km in just 1 litre petrol vit students may just have built the car of the future

129 Km in Just 1 Litre Petrol: VIT Students May Just Have Built the Car of the Future!

What if you could travel 129 kilometres on just 1 litre of fuel? That would eventually translate to less emission and lesser pollution. With a mileage of 129 kmpl, we are making that possible,” says Sanjeev Poduri, a member of Team Eco Titans, who recently won the Shell Ecomarathon Asia 2018 (SEM).........

ahmedabad mothers donate 90 litres of breast milk to help save premature babies

Ahmedabad Mothers Donate 90 Litres Of Breast Milk To Help Save Premature Babies

Talking of the initiative, senior neonatologist Dr Ashish Mehta of Arpan Newborn Care Center said, “Rushina’s deed is priceless. Her milk served as a panacea for these fragile babies weighing anywhere between 600 gm and 1.5 kg who are more prone to infections.” In a similar manner, another woman decided to donate after she saw a post on Facebook asking for breast milk for a sick premature baby at a private hospital. She donated 20 ml of milk and was delighted when the hospital called and told her that........

never give up first visually challenged woman assumes charge as ias officer

‘Never give up’: First visually challenged woman assumes charge as IAS officer

“Never be defeated, Never give up”, said Pranjal Patil, the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer, as she assumed charge as the Sub Collector of Thiruvananthapuram.........

canon g9x review

Canon G9X Review

The G9x is very practical. It’s a super tiny camera and it’s very slim, light, and it can easily fit in your pocket. The G9x is based............

thoreau to tolstoy five thinkers who helped transform gandhi to mahatma

Thoreau to Tolstoy: Five thinkers who helped transform Gandhi to Mahatma 

MK Gandhi was greatly influenced by many western thinkers and writers in formulating his theories and non-violent mode of struggle. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an advocate of India's Swaraj or home rule - a political state free of foreign interference or authority. However, he was greatly influenced by many western thinkers and writers in formulating his theories and non-violent mode of struggle. While he was introduced to some of them during his time in England, a few others were broughtto his attentionduring his years in South Africa. Here are somenames........

why this meghalaya ias officer s weekly veggie shopping is getting a slow clap

Why This Meghalaya IAS Officer's Weekly Veggie Shopping Is Getting a Slow Clap

Ram Singh, an IAS officer from Meghalaya, walks 10 kms every week to buy organic vegetables. A Meghalaya IAS officer is leading by example in his quest to inspire people towards a cleaner, greener and healthier lifestyle. Ram Singh,the deputy commissioner of West Garo Hills, walks 10 kilometers every week to buy organic vegetables from local markets. His initiative to avoid plastics, reduce vehicular pollution and walk towards fitness has inspired many, including other officers. On Saturday, a pictur........

16 year old climate striker greta thunberg wins swedish right livelihood award

16-year-old climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish 'Right Livelihood Award'

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel Prize", the jury for the Swedish human rights prize said. Thunberg was honoured "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts," the Right Livelihood Foundation said in a statement. Thunberg's global climate movement "Fridays for Future" began in August 2018 when she started sitting alone outside Sweden's parliament with her now iconic sign reading "school strike for the ........

super 30 founder anand kumar felicitated with prestigious award in the us

Super 30 Founder Anand Kumar Felicitated With Prestigious Award In The US

Mathematician Anand Kumar, founder of the Super 30, has been falicitated in the US Super 30 founder and noted mathematician Anand Kumar has been felicitated in the US with a prestigious teaching award for his contributions towards imparting education to the country''s needy students. The Education Excellence Award 2019 was presented Anand Kumar, 46, by the Foundation For Excellence (FFE) at a function on the occasion of the organisation's 25th ........