Miss World 1966 Reita Faria of India entertains US Troops in Vietnam along with Bob Hope (video)

There are beauty pageants galore around the world today.  There are Miss Such and Such Country.... then there is a Miss World, Miss Universe etc.  India has had a fair share of many Beauty Queens, winners of such contests.  But in many cases, one finds that these are women with a lot of verve, beauty and energy - but often plastic smiles and less than smart intelligence.  I don't want to belittle good looking women - of course this one, a Miss USA contestant, doesn't help their cause much … [Read more...]

Raj Mohan Nair, the Electric Man from Kerala: Super Human who conducts Electricity through his body!

Raj Mohan Nair from Kerala is called the Electric Man.  He can have high voltage electricity flow through him and feel no impact of it.  If such a thing were happening to someone else, he would die instantly from complete organ failure! … [Read more...]

Delhi Gangrape Solutions: Sakha Cabs for Women in Delhi; Cabs for women driven by women

After the gang rape in Delhi, the discussion about women safety has come to the forefront.  For women in New Delhi, just the basic transportation back and forth from work is a question of life and death now.  How does one tackle that.  Some, who can afford cars - and even drivers - use that.  Others have to use Public transport. Now a novel cab service has been started.  It is For the Women, By the Women.  It has been started by Sakha Consulting Wings Pvt Ltd.  The website says the … [Read more...]

Didi’s Poster put up in Trinamool office by removing Netaji’s.

Such is the vanity of "Didi" Mamata Bannerjee, that her sideys see nothing wrong is replacing even Netaji's photograph with hers in the main office. Party workers said it was Fire Minister Javed Khan who during his visit to the office on the day of the inauguration noted that Netaji’s portrait and not Didi’s photograph was on the wall facing the main entry to the office. “Khan asked us to remove the picture of Netaji and replace it with Mamata’s. It was done the very next day,” said a … [Read more...]

25% of Leadership Abilities are due to Inherited Genes

Will leader's son be a leader?  The Bushes, the Gandhis/Nehrus, the Clintons, the Kennedys, the Bhuttos - does a leader beget a leader off-spring?  Well, a new study seems to suggest that Leadership - although largely a learnt skill - is also inherited in part due to a Gene Sequence. The study, published online inLeadership Quarterly, is the first to identify a specific DNA sequence associated with the tendency for individuals to occupy a leadership position. Using a large twin sample, the … [Read more...]

Math Genius Siblings from a Farmer’s house in Ghaziabad

Here is a remarkable story of two kids of one farmer from near Ghaziabad who are mathematical geniuses.  Amazing kids both and they have been admitted into the DPS International, a private school now through the initiative of an NGO and Government. Qazzafi Baig, a farmer is the proud father of two child prodigies Rashid and Hifza Baig. Hifza and Rashid are mathematical genius. Hifza being among the 26 children chosen for the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2012 by President … [Read more...]

Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator”: One of most profound speeches ever in movies

This is a great speech by Charlie Chaplin in the movie "The Great Dictator".  He may have been despised as a "Communist" in his lifetime in the US.. but this genius and one of the most creative son of US speaks some amazing words. … [Read more...]

Ancient India’s Engineering Skills shown in detail through Experiments

Here is a very interesting videos with details on the Ancient Scientific discoveries and achievements of India.  The Engineering skills that Indian scientific discoveries manifested have been unraveled here in this documentary through experiments now.   Image Credit: legends2k … [Read more...]

How Determination can win against all odds

Here is an amazing story of success that all of us can learn from.  It comes from one of the most amazing athlete that ran in the Olympics. 1960 Summer Olympics Abebe Bikila was added to the Ethiopian Olympic team only at the last moment, as the plane to Rome was about to leave, as a replacement for Wami Biratu, who had broken his ankle in a soccer match. Major Onni Niskanen entered Bikila and Abebe Wakgira in the marathon. Adidas, the shoe sponsor at the 1960 Summer Olympics, had few shoes … [Read more...]

Mumbai home Tutor Sunmeet Kaur wins Rs. 5 cr in KBC-6

Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney, a Punjabi woman, has emerged as the winner of Rs. 5 crore on TV game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 6'. Sawhney, a home tutor and a resident of Mumbai, couldn't believe she had cracked the jackpot, until the show's host, Amitabh Bachchan hugged her. Link … [Read more...]