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Women have been making great strides to achieve equality in an otherwise male-dominated world. And while a lot of them hold important jobs of CEOs and astronauts, the true gap cannot be filled till women get opportunities to position themselves in every job. Well, let's just say that the first few...
Hajin, Dec 22: For 19-year-old, Maria Assadulah, of Hajin area of north Kashmir’s district Bandipora, life has come with many sorrows, shocks and sufferings. Maria, a BA student at Degree College Sumbal, lost her mother Rafiqa Begum in 2012, while the younger sister Sabreen is suffering from skin cancer while her...
HYDERABAD: A Nagamallu, a traffic inspector from LB Nagar in Rachakonda Commissionerate, whose catchy songs focusing on various social issues has caught the imagination of the city, has this time captured the hearts of Telugus by building a home for a physically challenged person and his elderly mother in...
In a country with the largest number of malnourished children in the world, the need of the hour is not small steps but giant leaps. And that giant leap is exactly what a Bengaluru-based NGO aspires to take, aiming to feed 50 lakh (five million) children every day in...
Col Ranveer Singh Jamwal who has already made Jammu and Kashmir look tall on world map by scaling three times successfully along with other five summits of the seven sisters is now ready to climb the last leg of the 7 summits, Vinson Massif. Awarded as the best Mountaineer in November 2017...
From the dusty alleys of downtown Srinagar, Rifat Masoodi has emerged as a symbol of success in the male-dominated bat industry in Kashmir. Indeed, they now fondly call her 'batwoman'. The mother of two set out on the task in 2003, three years after the death of her father-in-law brought...
Hamid Ansari’s household in Versova was full of tears and celebrations as he returned home after six long years. Ansari returned after being in prison for six years on charges of entering Pakistan illegally from Afghanistan. “I was worried and unsure if I would ever be able to return home...
In an incredible feat, 20-year-old Vedangi Kulkarni from Pune became the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. Vedangi, who hails from a suburb in Pune, cycled into Kolkata in the wee hours of Sunday, completing the 29,000 km distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe. She started off from...
The Valley is cloaked in white, the sun has all but disappeared and the most promising source of heat is the kanger, the traditional fire pot. The air is tinged with blue and grey, filled plumes of smoke and burnt wood. Pools of water on the streets freeze over,...
Spirituality, politics and tourism: welcome to the Kumbh Mela, the world`s largest gathering of humanity, that begins next month in India. During the Kumbh Mela, to be held in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, millions of pilgrims including naked, ash-smeared ascetics, will bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna,...