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5 lessons from Dipa Karmakar, India's golden girl
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5 lessons from Dipa Karmakar, India's golden girl

Inspirational. True grit. Rewards of perseverance.Dipa Karmakar's achievement, says Rediff.com's Divya Nair, has lessons for us all. IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar competes in the Vault final at the Rio Olympics on August 14, 2016. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters On the eve of Independence Day, if billions of Indians were glued on to the television sets with their fingers crossed, one young woman has to be credited for it. Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, was waiting ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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A date with nature

A temple on the mountain top. A lake and a waterfall. All in one day!.Rediff.com's Divya Nair recently trekked to Sondewadi, Maharashtra. This is what she discovered: IMAGE: The group at Sondewadi, the base of the trek. Photograph: Reuben NV/Rediff.com Sondai is a small fort, more of an uninhabited temple, near Sondewadi, a village near Karjat, Maharashtra. It gets its name from Goddess Sondai whose shrine is atop the mountain. On a cloudy Saturday morning, 13 of us, including four children, ...
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A salute to the brave who gave their today for our tomorrow

As India remembers its soldiers who fought and died in the Kargil War, Rediff.com's Divya Nair recalls a recent day of homage at the Kargil War Memorial. IMAGE: To the left of the memorial, tombstones of martyred soldiers. Photographs: Divya Nair/Rediff.com It was past 10 am when we entered Kargil, synonymous for me with the Kargil War of 1999. I was in Class 9 when I had read details of the war in the school assembly as part of the daily news bulletin. It was difficult to understand why a war ...
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'Heavenly taste'

The Indian state that is obsessed with beef fry By Divya Arya BBC Hindi 18 July 2016 From the section India Image caption The Kerala beef fry is the stuff of legend Not many people would associate India with beef. Spirituality yes, perhaps even ...
 BBC1 month ago
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The restroom diaries

'Every time I resist using a public loo, I remember my mother warning me how I would develop a kidney problem.''Now, I tell her I'd rather not have a skin infection or some other disease brought by using one,' says Divya Nair.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Ever since I was a kid, I have hated the idea of visiting a public washroom. The stench, the dirt and the lack of hygiene have proved strong recommenders of bladder control whenever I am travelling from one point to another. Before you ...
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He turned his disability into his greatest gift

Visually impaired Nitesh Sonawane did not let his disability come in the way of his musical dream.In fact, he made it his greatest strength, he tells Rediff.com's Divya Nair. IMAGE: Nitesh Sonawane rehearses at the True School of Music. All Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com Unlike most youngsters his age, Nitesh Sonawane, a 25-year-old pianist from Mumbai, isn't particularly picky about the colour of his shirt, trying the latest hairstyle or buying an expensive phone. "I like to listen to ...
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15 interesting road signs from India

Those who have travelled along India's highways will tell you that our roads are full of interesting, poetic and wise signs. Check out the road signs Rediff.com's Divya Nair saw on her road trip through Ladakh and Srinagar! The Border Roads Organisation is responsible for developing roads in India's border states. It operates in 20 plus states. Through its road signs, BRO attempts to educate and create awareness about safe driving, citizenship and respecting nature. Take a look. IMAGE: The ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Asharf Dahod Guest of Honor at India Day Celebration at Hatch Shell (Includes list of all performers)

BOSTONAshraf M. Dahod, a high-tech serial entrepreneur, graced India Day celebrations on Sunday at Hatch Shell in Boston. The event, which was organized by India Association of Greater Boston, known as IAGB, was attended by over 5,000 people. ...
 India New England1 week ago

Culture Machine questions popular nursery rhyme's concept of beauty

Culture Machine's lifestyle channel Blush and Dove present #ChangeTheRhyme, an interesting take on Chubby cheeks, rosy lips…, reminding people that there is more than one kind of beautiful Akansha Mihir Mota | Mumbai | August 12, 2016 Click ...
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QTL Mapping in Three Rice Populations Uncovers Major Genomic Regions Associated with African Rice Gall Midge Resistance

Abstract African rice gall midge (AfRGM) is one of the most destructive pests of irrigated and lowland African ecologies. This study aimed to identify the quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with AfRGM pest incidence and resistance in three ...
 Plosone.org2 weeks ago
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