Do you know Baba Sidhaye – the real ‘Iqbal’ of Indian cricket who died fighting for recognition?
Age is no barrier, neither is being differently abled. It's the limitation that we put on our minds that acts as a hindrance to achieve our goals. No greater example than Baba Sidhaye, also known as Yashwant Prabhakar, who was the first deaf and mute cricketer to have taken the field. To add to his accolades of playing 51 first-class matches, where he scored 1862 runs, Sidhaye was no mug with the ball in hand. He was a pretty handy legspinner and some of his feats would put a lot of first-class cricketers to shame. He had a lot of partnerships ...
NBA Pick From India Makes Entire Village Feel 7 Feet Tall
Ballo Ke: In this sleepy Punjabi village, no one was surprised to see a 7-foot-tall Sikh farmer striding the narrow lanes toward the local Sikh temple on June 25. The farmer, Balbir Singh Bamrah, is a familiar presence in Ballo Ke, and something of a local curiosity. But the other worshippers at the temple, known as a Gurudwara, were a bit perplexed by the prayer the guru offered for Balbir Singh's household. He stood over the farmer, his wife and his daughter, and prayed for peace, prosperity, health - and that Balbir Singh's son would be drafted. "They didn't understand what the ...
Google pays tribute to Kalam with ‘black ribbon’
Google today paid a special homage to "missile man" A P J Abdul Kalam by displaying a black ribbon on its homepage. The solemn mark of respect on Google India homepage only testifies to the universal appeal the former President exercised on the minds of people, especially the youth, from small-towners to net-savvy urban folks. Google, known for remembering past icons and marking important occasions and anniversaries through its characteristic doodles, has in the past paid tribute to several Indians, including filmmaker Satyajit Ray, mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi and cine icon Raj Kapoor among others. For Kalam, perhaps reflecting the simplicity that he ...
22-year-old Colombian model faces death penalty in China
Beauty queen of her district Columbian model Juliana Lopez was travelling through China, on her way home to compete in the Miss World Medellin beauty pageant. 22-year-old model had gone to China to purchase items for her trendy boutique back home. This was almost a week ago. Shortly thereafter, her family lost contact and got in touch with the Colombian embassy. They were shocked to learn she had been arrested and could face execution. Chinese officials told the family Lopez was caught with a large quantity of a banned substance inside her laptop, local newspaper El Tiempo reported. Officials have not said what kind of substances ...
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