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  • Good Sports : Doing Flips in a Sari

    Good Sports : Doing Flips in a Sari February 2021 - Parul Arora, a national gold-medal winning gymnast from Haryana, has received acclaim recently for her sari-clad flips. Videos of her stunts have gone viral on social media. Her first few sari-clad flips were unsuccessful, but with practice, she mastered the stunt.

  • PUBLIC BUS SERVICE ALTERS TIMING FOR STUDENT

    PUBLIC BUS SERVICE ALTERS TIMING FOR STUDENT February 2021 - It’s rare that a single passenger can get a public bus service to change its timings, but that’s exactly what a student in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, accomplished recently through a polite request. Sai Anwesh Amrutam Pradhan sent a series of tweets to Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) and its managing director Arun Bothra. The timing of bus changed for him.

  • SINGING LESSONS PAY OFF FOR COMEDIC ACTOR

    SINGING LESSONS PAY OFF FOR COMEDIC ACTOR February 2021 - The skills you develop in high school may pay off handsomely one day. Just ask Kapil Talwalkar, one of the stars of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, an NBC series about a computer programmer named Zoey who hears the innermost thoughts of people as songs.

  • Good Spoirts : KNIGHT RIDERS BUY STAKE IN U.S. CRICKET LEAGUE

    Good Spoirts :  KNIGHT RIDERS BUY STAKE IN U.S. CRICKET LEAGUE January 2021 - The Knight Riders Group and its majority owner Shah Rukh Khan have become stakeholders in Major League Cricket, a six-team professional T20 league that’s being developed by USA Cricket and its partner American Cricket Enterprises.

  • Good Sports: SANIA MIRZA’S ODE TO MOTHERS

    Good Sports: SANIA MIRZA’S ODE TO MOTHERS January 2021 - Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam doubles champion, took a two-year break from tennis after giving birth to her son, Izhaan Mirza Malik, in 2018. The 34-year-old returned to competitive tennis last January and won the doubles title at the Hobart International tournament in Australia. Mirza recently wrote “An Ode to All Mothers” on Instagram, sharing her thoughts about balancing motherhood and a professional career.

  • INDIAN TEACHER WINS GLOBAL AWARD

    INDIAN TEACHER WINS GLOBAL AWARD January 2021 - Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary school teacher in Maharashtra, India, recently won the Global Teacher Prize 2020. The prize, sponsored by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, comes with a cash award of US $1 million.

  • QUOTA of QUOTES

    QUOTA of QUOTES January 2021 - Quotes by Indian documentary maker Anand Patwardhan / Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as U.S. Surgeon General under President Obama / Comedian Lily Singh, whose NBC late-night show A Little Late with Lilly Singh will begin its second season on Jan. 11 / Filmmaker Suman Ghosh, who directed the legendary Bengali actor in several films.

  • DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

    DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? January 2021 - How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz!

  • Fun Time: THE BENEFITS OF MASKS GO BEYOND COVID-19

    Fun Time: THE BENEFITS OF MASKS GO BEYOND COVID-19 January 2021 - The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to wear masks—mostly in public but sometimes even at home.Masks have become an accessory for many people, just like ties, belts, scarves and handbags. Many women have an assortment of masks in their wardrobes, and some even have a mask drawer. Whether they have just a few masks or a few dozen, they try to match their masks with the rest of their ensemble. And they enjoy giving and receiving compliments on masks.

  • MODERN DAY SLAVERY—IN THE BACK OF A LIQUOR STORE

    MODERN DAY SLAVERY—IN THE BACK OF A LIQUOR STORE January 2021 - An Indian man’s enslavement was discovered last February by agents from Alcoholic Beverage Control being held captive in a liquor store in Gilroy, California. The district attorney recently brought charges against Amarjit and Balwinder Mann, both 66, for locking the man in their liquor store and making him work 15-hour shifts, seven days a week, without pay.

 

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