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SACHIN TENDULKAR

Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the mainstay of Indian batting line-up for more than two decades. He is the world’s leading run-scorer in both Test (14,692) and ODI (18,111) cricket. In 2011, Tendulkar finally achieved his dream of winning the Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

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Swami Vivekananda : Life and Teachings

Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 January 1863. His father, Vishwanath Datta, was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects, and his mother, Bhuvaneshwari Devi, was endowed with deep devotion, strong character and other qualities. A precocious boy, Narendra excelled in music, gymnastics and studies. By the time he graduated from Calcutta University, he had acquired a vast knowledge of different subjects, especially Western philosophy and history. Born with a yogic temperament, he used to practise meditation even from his boyhood, and was associated with Brahmo Movement for some time.

With Sri Ramakrishna
At the threshold of youth Narendra had to pass through a period of spiritual crisis when he was assailed by doubts about the existence of God. It was at that time he first heard about Sri Ramakrishna from one of his English professors at college. One day in November 1881, Narendra went to meet Sri Ramakrishna who was staying at the Kali Temple in Dakshineshwar. He straightaway asked the Master a question which he had put to several others but had received no satisfactory answer: “Sir, have you seen God?” Without a moment’s hesitation, Sri Ramakrishna replied: “Yes, I have. I see Him as clearly as I see you, only in a much intenser sense.”
Apart from removing doubts from the mind of Narendra, Sri Ramakrishna won him over through his pure, unselfish love. Thus began a guru-disciple relationship which is quite unique in the history of spiritual masters. Narendra now became a frequent visitor to Dakshineshwar and, under the guidance of the Master, made rapid strides on the spiritual path. At Dakshineshwar, Narendra also met several young men who were devoted to Sri Ramakrishna, and they all became close friends.

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California Tourism aims for Indian market to boost tourism growth

California Tourism aims for Indian market to boost tourism growthPhoto courtesy: California Tourism

India holds a very important place for boosting tourism growth in California, says Caroline Beteta, the Visit California president and CEO. She said this during her visit to India for the first-ever CEO mission, which intends to develop relationship between the two countries and build enthusiasm around the Golden State’s commitment to the Indian market.

A delegation of 11 CEOs, headed by Caroline Beteta, visited India in November for its California tourism CEO mission in a bid to attract more and more Indian tourists and travellers to California. It is anticipated that leisure travel from India to California will grow by double digits in near future and the California tourism industry aims to understand the Indian consumer and travel landscapes.

California Tourism aims for Indian market to boost tourism growthPhoto courtesy: California Tourism

Beteta said, “We are very excited for the opportunity that the Indian market presents for travel to California and see this mission as an important step in introducing California to Indian travellers. This visit will provide critical learning on how we can best prepare our state to welcome Indian visitors as the market continues to grow.”

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Is Egg vegetarian or non-vegetarian?

Egg is popularly considered a non-vegetarian food, but there are several facts that do not entirely support this statement. If we go by the definition that those who eat flesh are non-vegetarians, egg is indeed vegetarian as it has no flesh or life.

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Hellankellar

Helen KellerHelen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life. That she accomplished all of this in an age when few women attended college and the disabled were often relegated to the background, spoken of only in hushed tones, is remarkable. But Keller’s many other achievements are impressive by any standard: she authored 13 books, wrote countless articles, and devoted her life to social reform.

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Woman passenger, Air India duty manager slap each other at Delhi IGI airport

A woman passenger and an Air India duty manager slapped each other at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday morning after she was denied boarding for reporting late, police said.

The incident took place after the Ahmedabad-bound woman passenger had an argument with the official.

“A lady passenger was told by a counter staff that she will not be able to check in because she was late for the flight. This led to an argument and the staff directed her to the duty manager who was also a lady and there was an altercation,” an Air India spokesperson said.

Sources in the airline said the passenger allegedly slapped the duty manager.

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PM Modi meets with Ivanka Trump at GES

  • Ivanka Trump met with PM Modi on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad
  • Ivanka also held talks with Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj ahead of her meeting with PM Modi
  • Ivanka is leading the US delegation at the GES