Five young women are getting ready to circumnavigate the world.Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com reports from Goa. India's first women-only crew on board INSV Mhadei. All photographs: Shailesh Karkera Lieutenant Vijaya Devi (education branch), Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi (naval architecture), Lieutenant Pratibha Jamwal (Air Traffic Control), Lieutenant P Swathi (ATC) and Lieutenant Payal Gupta (education officer) are part of the Indian Navy's prized vessel, the INSV Mhadei, the first ocean-going ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'I don't think that I have done anything great. I haven't won any Olympic gold medal.' 'I am not saying that I won't sleep until and unless I win an Olympic medal, but I will surely give my best performance.' Rio Olympics-bound gymnast Dipa Karmakar speaks to Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com after becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the event. IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar in action. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Dipa Karmakar has been trending on social media since April 18. Accolades ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago 'I will give my best performance in Rio' Rediff.com, 1 week ago
He ran past beautiful villages, stunning deserts, verdant fields... running 4,400 km in 64 days on the Spirit of India run. Australian Ultra-marathon legend Pat Farmer completed his Spirit of India Run a few days ago. IMAGE: Pat Farmer, right, finishes his run in Srinagar. On March 29, the inspirational Farmer took his final stride at the Nishad Gardens in Srinagar and ended his epic run across India, charting a total course of 4,400 kms in 64 days. The 54 year old, who embarked on his ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Marathon Man on his Spirit of India run Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I learnt to ride when my feet could barely reach the ground.' 'Belonging to a Muslim family, I obviously had my own set of issues to deal with but I don't remember my father saying 'no' to anything.' 'I am a single mother, raising my son with the help of my parents.' 'People do act funny on the road when they see a girl riding a motorcycle.' IMAGE: Shirin Shaikh on her Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350CC bike. Photograph: Courtesy Shirin Shaikh/Facebook. For two days in ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'I regret not having played an individual sport. When it came to rewarding an athlete, it was always one in an individual sport who was favoured.' 'I feel lucky that I was born in India and played football for India. I can go home with a smile on my face. Bembem Devi, Indian women's football icon, looks back on her successful career in a freewheeling chat with Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com IMAGE: Oinam Bembem Devi hung up her boots after the South Asian Games. Photograph: AIFF Media The last ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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The five-day festival of Carnival began on Saturday in Goa and Panaji wore a festive look with decorations and illuminations spread across the main roads. The Goa Carnival festival was introduced by the Portuguese settlers and was initially celebrated only by Catholics. However, these boundaries dissolved with time and now people from different communities take equal part in the celebrations. The state has made all the preparations for the Samba event, which attracts thousands of tourists. The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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