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The Great Escape by Indian POWs

As the world debates if the freed American Prisoner of War Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter, we recall the story of three Indian POWs from 1971 Indo-Pak war who escaped from a Rawalpindi jail. Flight Lt. Dilip Parulkar’s Sukhoi-7 jet was shot down by anti-aircraft guns of Pakistan on 10 December, 1971 in Zafarwal, […]

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Meet Caxirola: The Vuvuzela of 2014 World Cup

It is the noisemaker of the FIFA World Cup. It is loved by fans. Meet Vuvuzela Caxirola (pronounced as ‘Cashy Rola’) While audiences watching the 2010 World Cup at home complained of the ‘instrument of torture’, officials for this year’s World Cup in Brazil had a different reaction—they needed one of their own. Designed by […]

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Aerial View of Surrounding Landscapes of Famous Landmarks of the World

Yeah, this is the official visual proof of the problems with urbanization and the growth of tourism industry. Great Pyramid of Giza– Honorary candidates alight first. The Pyramid complex borders the third largest city of Egypt, El Giza, on the bank of River Nile. The city’s infrastructure was the focus of the British government prior […]

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  • Gyani Zail Singh- Zail Singh was the president of India, from 1982-1987. On 29 November 1994 he was involved in a serious vehicle accident near Kiratpur Sahib in Ropar District on his way to the Anandpur Sahib. He later died at the Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh on 25 December 1994 and was cremated at the Raj Ghat Memorial near Old Delhi.

    Gyani Zail Singh- Zail Singh was the president of India, from 1982-1987. On 29 November 1994 he was involved in a serious vehicle accident near Kiratpur Sahib in Ropar District on his way to the Anandpur Sahib. He later died at the Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh on 25 December 1994 and was cremated at the Raj Ghat Memorial near Old Delhi.

  • Rajesh Pilot- Congress leader Rajesh Prasad Singh Vidhudi, who quit his job as a pilot in the Indian Air Force to join politics, died in a road accident near Jaipur on June 11, 2000. In his first election as a candidate, Pilot defeated the former queen of Bharatpur.

    Rajesh Pilot- Congress leader Rajesh Prasad Singh Vidhudi, who quit his job as a pilot in the Indian Air Force to join politics, died in a road accident near Jaipur on June 11, 2000. In his first election as a candidate, Pilot defeated the former queen of Bharatpur.

  • Sahib Singh Verma- Former senior vice-president of the BJP and the CM of Delhi (1996-98) died on 30 June 2007, when his car collided with a truck near Jonaicha khurd, Shahajahanpur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway (NH-8). He was returning to Delhi after laying a foundation stone for a school in Neem Ka Thana in Sikar district.

    Sahib Singh Verma- Former senior vice-president of the BJP and the CM of Delhi (1996-98) died on 30 June 2007, when his car collided with a truck near Jonaicha khurd, Shahajahanpur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway (NH-8). He was returning to Delhi after laying a foundation stone for a school in Neem Ka Thana in Sikar district.

  • Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu- In 1983, Naidu became of the youngest MLA when he was elected to the state assembly from Harishchandrapuramt the age of 25. Naidu met an accident then he died with heart attack  on 2nd November 2012 while returning from a marriage ceremony at Vishakapatnam. The mishap took place when a car in which he was travelling hit an oil tanker from behind near Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra. A severely-injured Naidu was transported to Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Srikakulam town, where the doctors' efforts to resuscitate him failed.

    Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu- In 1983, Naidu became of the youngest MLA when he was elected to the state assembly from Harishchandrapuramt the age of 25. Naidu met an accident then he died with heart attack on 2nd November 2012 while returning from a marriage ceremony at Vishakapatnam. The mishap took place when a car in which he was travelling hit an oil tanker from behind near Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra. A severely-injured Naidu was transported to Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Srikakulam town, where the doctors' efforts to resuscitate him failed.

  • Gopinath Munde- Gopinath Munde, who was recently appointed as a Union Minister after the BJP was elected to form the government at Centre, was on his way to Delhi airport when an Indica car dashed into his Maruti SX4, leading to his demise. Following the collision, Munde, 64, was rushed to the emergency department of Jai Prakash Narain Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS. Despite immediate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and efforts, Munde could not be revived and breathed his last on early 3rd June, 2014.

    Gopinath Munde- Gopinath Munde, who was recently appointed as a Union Minister after the BJP was elected to form the government at Centre, was on his way to Delhi airport when an Indica car dashed into his Maruti SX4, leading to his demise. Following the collision, Munde, 64, was rushed to the emergency department of Jai Prakash Narain Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS. Despite immediate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and efforts, Munde could not be revived and breathed his last on early 3rd June, 2014.

Indian Politicians Who Died in Car Accidents

The alarming number of fatalities on Indian roads has been a cause of concern for the commoners as well as the ministers. According to some estimates, every four minutes a life is lost in a road accident in India with 1,40,000 deaths recorded in 2012 alone. To put this disquieting data in perspective, almost half […]

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Classical Musicians Honoured with Commemorative Stamps

Someday the Indian postal department will release stamps commemorating popstars and rockstars. But till that happens, we’d like to check out the stamps honouring classical musicians. 1952: Meerabai- 16th century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna   1961: Tyagaraja- 19th century composer of Carnatic music   1976: Muthuswami Diksitar-  19th cetury South Indian poet […]

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Players Missing the World Cup Due to Injuries

Amongst other disappointing news surrounding this summer’s party in Brazil is the number of players who have been sidelined due to injuries. Let’s take a look at how valuable these injured players were, and which team will miss their players the most. While we do not hope that more players are added to this list […]

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When Bradman Met Dhyanchand

In 1935, the Indian Hockey team went to Australia. Donald Bradman came to watch Dhyan Chand play. So impressed was Bradman that he is reported to have said “Hey mate, you score goals like runs in Cricket“ Here’s a brief profile of India’s hockey legend.  

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Deadly Weapons from Hindu Mythology

See, first things first. There is no factual evidence of the existence of all these ancient weapons. But that doesn’t deter us from not writing this article. So here. Varuna Astra The Varunastra is the water weapon (a storm) according to the Indian scriptures, incepted by Varuna, the Hindu god of water. In stories it […]

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Legends From Indian History You Don’t Hear Much About

5 people whose life stories is a stuff of legend and worth telling for years to come. Yogendra Singh Yadav Yogendra Singh Yadav was a member of the 18th grenadier battalion  during the Kargil conflict with Pakistan in 1999. Their mission was to climb  Tiger Hill, and neutralize the three  enemy bunkers at the top. […]

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Unusual Gifts Exchanged by World Leaders

What do you gift to someone who has everything, or at least, has the ability to possess everything. Gifting anything usual would mean, the newswallahs will give it a miss. So when PM No. 15 met Nawaz Sharif, NaMo gifted him a shawl for his mother and a compilation of Atal Behari Vajpayee’s poetry (see, […]

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Must Watch Music Documentaries from India

Most musicians, whether famous and successful or not, have a life full of uncertainties. Whether it’s the struggle to make it big or for mere survival, one could watch a documentary about the lives of most of them. Here’s a few music documentaries from India that one must watch. Call of the Maestro (Lou Hamilton) ‘Call […]

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Weird Sports Rules That No Longer Exist

After having bad experiences for a while with these rules, the powers-that-be decided enough is enough. Thankfully. Football: 20-a-side games and handball was permitted Yes, 40 people running around a spherical object to kick it and hold it. The game, which was originally derived from rugby, was very different to the 21st century sport. Outfield […]

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Historical Military Strategies that Helped Rulers Expand Their Empire

Fighting with rulers of neighbouring kingdoms was how emperors of the past killed boredom. Proof? Open a history book of any country and you’ll have it. So what are some of these winning strategies that they implemented. Roadways as the lifeblood of Rome Over the course of 700 years, the Romans built more than 55,000 […]

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Political Leaders You Wish Didn’t Speak Their Mind

Wikihow lists 13 steps to be a good speaker. However, if the problem is the content and not its delivery, it gives the listeners an avoidable experience. And so, the least one expects from their political leader is to not commit gaffes. Especially when they are speaking their mind. Silvio Berlusconi The former Italian Prime […]

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