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First Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics - Dipa Karmakar

Dipa Karmakar - An Indian Artistic Gymnast Born - 9th August 1993, Agartala, Tripura, India.
Official Coach - Biswaswar Nandi
Update after Summer Olympics #Rio2016:

Dipa Karmakar represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics. With this Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years. She attained 4th position in Women's Vault Gymnastics event of Rio Olympics 2016 with an overall score of 15.066. Karmakar is one of only five women who have successfully landed the Produnova, the most difficult vault currently performed in women's gymnastics.

Nickname: Dipa was also known by Guddu or Tina among her friends.
Favourite Dish: Chicken, she also likes Hilsa(Fish)
2nd most memorable moments after Olympics performance: Commonwealth Games Medal in the year 2014.

Dipa Karmakar is the first female Indian gymnast ever to qualify for Olympics as she booked a berth for the Rio Games after a strong performance at …

First Indian woman to ride Harley Davidson - Veenu Paliwal

Veenu Paliwal(1972 - 2016) from Jaipur, Rajasthan was well known for being the only woman biker in Jaipur and she was a common sight on the roads of Jaipur. She became the first Indian woman to ride a Harley Davidson bike at 180 Km/h. Apart from being a biker, she was an entrepreneur and own a tea shop in Jaipur named "Chai Bar"

The 44-year-old Jaipur resident was on a nationwide tour on her Harley Davidson motorcycle along with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar, who was on another vehicle.
Paliwal died after her Harley Davidson motorcycle skidded into a culvert at a sharp turn near Gyaraspur, 100 km from state capital Bhopal in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh. She was rushed to a primary health centre and then to the Vidisha district hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. She is survived by her two children.

She is said to first rode the bike at a young age of 12. She was popularly known as HOG (Harley Owners Group) Rani, Paliwal was on a motorcycle trip from Kashm…

The teller of the story, not the story itself - Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle (born 19 July 1961) is an Indian cricket commentator and journalist. He was born in a Marathi-speaking family in Hyderabad. Bhogle has recently become a freelance TV presenter.

Harsha Bhogle is the son of A. D. Bhogle, a professor of French, and Shalini Bhogle, a professor of psychology. He attended Hyderabad Public School and subsequently studied chemical engineering at Osmania University at Hyderabad. He did his post-graduate program PGDM at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Post-graduation, he joined an advertising agency and worked there for two years, following which he completed another two-year stint at a sports management company.

Bhogle began his career as a commentator at the age of 19 with All India Radio while living in Hyderabad. In 1991–92, he became the first Indian commentator to be invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation during India's cricket series before the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He has since worked for ABC Radio Grandstand d…

Know about Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati Maharaj (born 2 September 1924) is an Indian religious leader and freedom fighter.

He was jailed for participating in Quit India Movement and served two prison sentences in 1942. In 1973, he became the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Badrinath and in 1982, he became the Shankaracharya of Dwarka peeth as well.

Swaroopanand Saraswati was born in Pothiram Upadhyay in 1924 at Dighori village of Seoni district, Madhya Pradesh. A disciple of Shankaracharya Brahmananda Saraswati of Jyotir Math (1941-1953) and of Shankaracharya Krishnabodha Ashrama of Jyotir Math (1953-1973), in 1950 his Guru Brahmananda made him a Dandi Sannyasi. Swami Swaroopanand became president of the Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad, established by Swami Karpatri. On Swami Krishnabodha Ashrama's demise in 1973 the title of Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Badrinath passed to Swami Swaroopanand. Later he also became the Shankaracharya of Dwarka peeth in 1982.

His thoughts &…

know about Miss India world 2016 - Priyadarshini Chatterjee

The Grand Finale of the FBB Femina Miss India 2016 beauty pageant held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai and the event was a star-studded one with many Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan.

Priyadarshini Chatterjee from Guwahati, Assam, has won the Miss India pageant 2016 and was crowned the winner. Sushruthi Krishna has crowned the runner up of the most coveted beauty pageant of India, while Pankhuri Gidwani became the second runner up. Chatterjee will now represent India at the International platform of Miss World 2016, while Krishna will be eligible to take part in Miss International 2016, and Gidwani will take part in Miss Grand International beauty pageant 2016.

Sushruthi Krishna is from Mumbai while Gidwani hails from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The top 5 finalists also included Navpreet Kaur and Roshmitha Harimurthy. The two girls might not have got the chance to wear the coveted crown, but they sure got to dance with India’s biggest Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan. All the top 5…

Grand finale finalist Femina Miss India 2016 Zoya Mirza

Born in an orthodox Muslim family, Indore girl Zoya Mirza aka Zeba Baig has earned a place in the grand finale of Femina Miss India 2016 contest. She is hopeful that a blend of luck and hard work would see her through.

The tenacious girl has reached the top-21 by competing among 15,000 girls from 18 cities of the country. Meet Zoya Mirza, the 'conservative Muslim' girl who could become the next Miss India

Born in a conservative Muslim family, Zoya did her schooling from St Raphael’s Girls’ Higher Secondary School and then did her graduation in media studies from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya's School of Journalism.

Zoya, a good looking and intelligent girl wanted to try out for the Miss India contest but was told by her mother that it was 'Un-Islamic'.
Still, tenacious Zoya kept persuading her parents and continued grooming herself. She pursued an acting course and also worked as a television anchor for various news channels in Indore for a year. Seeing her unrelent…

A water-fuelled car that runs without driver by Raees Markani

Meet the man Mohd. Raees Markani, 44, a mechanic by profession from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. He came up with this eco-friendly car that runs on a fuel as cheap as Rs 10 to 20 per litre.

Concerned about rising pollution level and depleting resources like fossil fuels, he started his experimentation to run his old vehicle with water. In order to achieve this, he tried to explore alternatives to petroleum products and found calcium carbide which on reacting with water produces acetylene gas. He started his experimentation with water and Calcium Carbide since 2007 and now he able to harness the true potential of acetylene gas released after the reactions of water and calcium carbide. Apart from its usage in welding field this gas also finds its use in mining as portable lighters.

He then designed an engine which can use the acetylene gas as a fuel to propel its motor piston and is comparable to any 796cc engine. With this engine the car can attain the speed of around 50 - 60kms per hour.

H…

Who is Keshav Prasad Maurya

Keshav Prasad Maurya Keshav Prasad Maurya appointed as the BJP’s state unit president in Uttar Pradesh. The Phulpur MP used to be a tea seller and newspaper hawker in his younger days. The BJP’s new state unit president in Uttar Pradesh has quite a bit in common with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Keshav Prasad Maurya used to be a tea seller and newspaper vendor when he joined the RSS. Years later, he became the BJP’s convener (president) in the Kashi region, Modi’s parliamentary constituency. Maurya’s rise from a tea-seller and part-time newspaper hawker to the state president of BJP has been fast and impressive. Hailing from a poor family in Sirathu area of Kaushambi district, he played an important role in the 1991 Ram Temple movement and emerged as a hardline Hindu leader under the tutelage of former VHP leader Ashok Singhal. His first test in political waters came in 2004 when BJP fielded him from the Allahabad West assembly constituency. He, however, lost the election. In 2012, BJP f…

Tara Tarini's Chaitra Yatra near Berhampur city in Ganjam district of Odisha

Chaitra Parba
Chaitra Parba/Chaitra Mela/Chaitra Yatra is the most important among the festivals, celebrated at the Tara Tarini Hill Shrine. It takes place on each Tuesday of the month of Chaitra, i.e., during mid-March to mid-April. Lakhs of devotees come from every corner of the world to have darshan of the Tara Tarini and perform their Manasika after fulfillment of their desires. Grand congregations take place on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays. On Tuesday, the shrine remains open for the Darshan of the deities from 1.00 AM (mid-night on Monday) till 11 PM (of Tuesday). During that period, Pahada (daytime rest) of the deities is confined to night-time only. This is one of the major Shakti Peethas in India where the twin goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshiped as the Breast Shrine of Devi Sati and the manifestation of Adi Shakti. This famous Shakti/Tantra Peetha is located on the bank of pious river Rushikulya.
It is believed that the Tara Tarini Shrine is one of the oldes…

Devika Sirohi doctoral student from India, member of the team which determined the Zika Virus Structure

Zika Virus A Breakthrough in Zika Virus treatment
Devika Sirohi, 29, a doctoral student at Purdue University in the United States, is the youngest member of a team of seven researchers which has, for the first time, determined the structure of the Zika virus. The breakthrough is revealing insights crucial for the development of effective treatments for the deadly disease. Skilled in dancing, acting and skating, The Meerut girl completed her schooling from the city-based Dayawati Modi Academy. She went on to pursue honours in biochemistry from Delhi University and MSc from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Both her parents are city based doctors; her mother, Reena, being a pediatrician. Elated by her success, her father, SS Sirohi, a pathologist who lives in Delhi's Defence Colony, said, "It is a matter of pride not only for my family, because she is my daughter, but for the whole country that an Indian was part of the team that made this breakthrough." Home min…

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