Far from the throngs of tourists at Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, a flame has continuously flickered in a deep valley for nearly 1,200 years. Legend says the sacred fire is burning since the days of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. The place is called Gomukh, for the constant stream of water flowing … More Flame flickering for nearly 1200 years!
From the outside, Vimla Devi is just another woman in mofussil India. The slender, talkative 39-year-old is self-reliant, earning just about enough to sustain her family. Her daughter is married and Vimla is already a grandmother. What”s more, this single mother of three is also a ward member in her village panchayat, having been elected … More Tale of resilience and survival!
In her canary-yellow sari and gold earrings, with a pair of thin-framed spectacles perched on her nose, Surekha Yadav could be any woman stepping down from the train at Mumbai’s main railway station. But the 44-year-old mother-of-two stands out from the crowds on the platforms at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) as she doesn’t just … More India’s first “motorwoman”
Fauja Singh (born April 1, 1911) is a Sikh marathon runner in his nineties from India who is a world-record holder in his age bracket. His current personal best time for the London marathon is 6 hours 2 minutes, and his marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes.Fauja Singh has stated,” I … More Fauja Singh-He replaced David Beckham !
For Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia, the president of Indian Mountaineering Federation, life has been an adventure journey in which he likes taking challenges head-on. He talks about how he kept his spirit alive despite a spinal injury in the 1965 war with Pakistan.After suffering a life-threatening injury in the 1965 war with Pakistan, he had to … More Scaling new heights against all odds!
Success comes to those who dare to dream and have the spirit to make it true. This is proved by the brothers- Kalyan Raman and Kumar Srinivasan. “The beauty of hope is that when you have nothing else left to lean upon, you get used to be peaceful. You wait for miracles to happen. … More A rags to riches story of two techie brothers!
Dr Patricia Moehlman is working to save the African wild ass, the world’s most endangered wild horse, whose population has collapsed by 90% since 1980. It inhabits one of the harshest climates and terrains in the world, the Horn of Africa. Historically there were two subspecies of wild ass, the Somali and the Nubian. The … More Saving the Ass !