Annelies Marie Frank, popularly known as Anne Frank is one of the most famous Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame post her demise with the publication of her diary she wrote in hiding, called The Diary of a Young Girl.  Her family was caught by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp, Anne and her sister died in February or March...

In our society where patriarchy is deep-rooted and goes thousands of years back, to rise, sustain and grow in a male-dominated market environment is an act of bravery and example.Sunita Mungarwadi, a businesswoman from Curchorem (Goa), stepped into her family business after her husband’s death. Her father-in-law had started the Rice Wholesale Business in the year 1978 in one of...

When you start a business, you don’t know what you don’t know, especially if it’s your first one. New entrepreneurs miss out on a lot of regulatory, ethical and practical details of an enterprise. From managing staff to finances to compliance, either the entrepreneur is oblivion to these necessities or is not well-skilled to handle them. The three most common...

Both men and women are equally significant parts of the human life. They both originate from same specie, though the distinction in biological characteristic sometimes lead to misunderstandings. As many hoi polloi are not aware and qualified enough to understand this. Sometimes the answer to the most complex human system is really simple. Let us some opinions and views of...

“Mental health matters, people matter, you matter, I cannot fight this battle alone and you don’t have to either; let’s enjoy it together”. – Nabhit Kapur Mental health is something that is considered as a shallow term, we all know that it exists, but we all fail to understand it. And that is where you require someone whom you can...

Asteroids are heavy rocky plantry bodies in orbit of Sun. They are Sun like planet, though smaller in size. The collision of asteroids is not a hearsay. Every 100 years probability of asteroids colliding Earth is near 50,000. Asteroid Day marks the largest asteroid impact in recorded history. Each year the day of 30th June is Asteroid Day. Back then,...

On India’s 74th Independence Day, Gujrat Sahitya Akademi(Academy) led by Government of Gujarat and world’s most active poetry forum Motivational Strips collaborated to honour 350 poets from 80 countries. The honor bespeaks literary excellence at par with global standards, and writers all over the world were chosen under the category of “Most Prominent and Distinguished writers”. Mohit Katyal, a resident...

Menopause sometimes even comes as a subset of Premenopause. It is a biological situation when women body starts to prepare itself for menopause. Hormonal changes can be experienced. The body slowly enters in this state, normally at the age between 40-50 years. While, to some bodies they don’t go through the premenopause and directly reach that stage. Near about 1-2%...

Asima Chatterjee (née Mookerjee) was born on 23 September 1917 in Bengal. She was an Indian organic chemist and an astounding scientist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, the development of anti-epileptic drugs, and the development of anti-malarial drugs. Asima Chatterjee was the eldest of...

Today, cities such as Bengaluru and Hyderabad are considered to be some of the finest and most notable science hubs in India. However, lesser-known is the story of the undivided state of Punjab, which produced some of the greatest stalwarts in the field, including Har Gobind Khorana and Abdus Salam. Even lesser known is the story of Ruchi Ram Sahni,...

Last week, I came across a sick puppy outside my home in Chennai. She was wailing in pain and unable to move. Her condition was such that when I put out water and milk for her to drink, she couldn’t even raise her head. A few minutes later, she started experiencing seizures. Almost immediately, I dialled animal rescue shelters across...

“Main roz jeeta hoon aur roz marta hoon. Mujhe life se koi expectation nahi hai.”(I live and die everyday. I have no expectations from life.) Ashish Thakur, a 42-year-old banker from Jabalpur, has imbibed this line as a motto of sorts. For him, a high-flying job and fat paychecks have taken a backseat. The gruelling realities of life, to which...

Every year on 6 April, residents of a small village named Alagappa Nagar—originally a township for the staff of the Cochin Textile Mill, near Thrissur district, Kerala—cut a cake to honour the birth anniversary of a man who changed their lives forever over a century ago. Born in 1909 in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, this man was only in his 20s...

2021 comes to a close, and what a frantic and extraordinary year it has been, in both senses. Thanks to the pandemic and our economic conditions, it has been extraordinarily difficult. But once again, our readers have shown us that they can be extraordinarily kind, graceful and inspirational, even in the toughest of times. Every year, it only reinforces why...

Elite athletes sweating it out in their relentless pursuit of excellence. Winning World Championships. Watching the tricolour being raised as the National Anthem plays. Medalists being feted and rewarded. These are the images that might readily come to mind when you think of ‘Indian sports’. Athletes like Abhinav Bindra, Neeraj Chopra, PV Sindhu, our Paralympians and, most recently, the Thomas...

Akshay Kumar is all set to start shooting for Capsule Gill, a biopic on the life of Jaswant Singh Gill. While working as a chief mining engineer, Gill saved the lives of 65 people when a coal mine in Raniganj, West Bengal, was flooded. The mine was flooded on 13 November 1989 and 220 miners were inside. The incident occurred...

Timely help is what saved a 12-year-old girl on 1 July. The girl was playing near the gate of Vasant Vihar Municipal School in Thane, Maharashtra, where she studies when a metal portion of the gate pierced the girl’s cheek. The school’s watchman started seeking help from passersby, and an Amazon delivery executive, Ravi Bhandari, stopped to help the girl....

In the early 1990s, while working at the Reserve Bank of India in Bengaluru, V Mani would pass through the Central Jail on his commute.  Here, he’d notice several children hanging around the premises. Curiosity made him enquire about them and he learnt that they were children of convicts, with nowhere to go.  “The children of life convicts are rendered...

With a high-paying job as a software developer in Dubai, Thanjavur-born Nimal Raghavan’s life was going well. But in November of 2018, his perspectives would shift when he visited his hometown.  This was soon after Cyclone Gaja, which caused enormous damage to the banks of the Kaveri Delta, left 45 people dead, and damaged over one lakh homes.  When Nimal...