| Read time: 3 minute(s)

Indians who won Nobel Prize

Abhijit Banerjee has joined the prestigious list of Indians who made their country proud by winning the Nobel Prize. Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the coveted prize for Literature in 1913.  C V Raman won the prize for Physics in 1930 “for his work on the scattering of light and for the […]

| Read time: 4 minute(s)

Who is Junko Tabei

Google keeps on livening up its search bar with various events from history. Last week Google celebrates the 80th birthday of Junko Tabei with its ‘seven summit’ doodle. But do you know who’s Junko Tabei? Junko Tabei was the first woman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. She was the first woman to […]

| Read time: 5 minute(s)

Men also cry

Socrates, the greek philosopher, believed that heroes should not cry. It is clearly a sign of weakness. Shakespeare had clear views for men and women. Women weep, men don’t. When King Lear is unable to hold back his tears, he remarks, “ And let not women’s weapons, water drops, stain my man’s cheeks!” What a […]

| Read time: 13 minute(s)

Stop, and smell the roses!

Growing up among nature and nature lovers is a blessing not all of us have. Priya Fonseca is one such blessed soul who not only learnt and loved nature while she was growing up, but enhanced those habits even after her marriage. Brought up by nature-loving father and married into the family of Dr Salim […]

| Read time: 2 minute(s)

Meet India’s first female tribal pilot

If you are passionate about your dreams, the sky is not a limit. Something similar happened for Anupriya Madhumita Lakra.  The 27-year-old from Maoist-affected district of Malkangiri in Odisha has become the first female pilot from the tribal community. It’s a big feat keeping in mind the limitations the area faces.  She will join Indigo […]

| Read time: 3 minute(s)

Jack Ma retires. Why you should know him

The man who brought e-commerce revolution in China is saying goodbye to the company he started. Jack Ma has resigned from the post of executive chairman of Alibaba. CEO Daniel Zhang will be the new head of the company. The retirement celebration was a big bash at an Olympic-sized stadium in the company’s hometown of […]

| Read time: 7 minute(s)

Do you know Beyoncé?

We all know that Beyoncé is a powerhouse of talent. She can perfect harmonies, she can sing to mountains and they would swing. But other  than her magical vocal range, the diva also has a kind heart.   Since 4 September marks her birthday, let’s break down the lesser known facts of Queen B that […]

| Read time: 2 minute(s)

Greta Thunberg reaches US on green boat

We already know who Greta Thunberg is and what she’s doing. But this 16-year-old teenager is not just words, but actions too.  The youngster reached New York in a zero-carbon emissions sailing boat, completing her 15-day voyage from Britain.  Thunberg used the boat to raise awareness to the greenhouse gases emitted by the use of […]