Gujarati mother fights off crocodile to save daughter

VADODARA: At around 9.30 am, Kanta Vankar was washing clothes on the banks of the Vishwamitri river when the crocodile grabbed her leg and started pulling her into water. Her mother, Divali, who was standing nearby, heard her shrieks. Divali grabbed her daughter’s hand, picked up a washing bat and started hitting the crocodile. After about 10 minutes, the crocodile gave up and let go of Kanta’s leg, forest officials said. Kanta, who suffered injuries on…

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Vadodara doesn’t want 450 Muslim families next door neighbour

Vadodara : Last November, when authorities razed Vadodara’s Kalyannagar and Kamatipura slums, over 450 Muslim families were to be relocated to two housing projects in the city. But they now stare at an uncertain future because residents of the neighbourhood where they were being moved are “objecting”, saying they don’t want “problem elements” in their midst.   The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) had planned to relocate the families to Kalali, an upscale neighbourhood . Some 1,900…

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Glenn Maxwell left an interview to hug Sachin Tendulkar

What happens when Sachin Tendulkar walks by you and you are in the middle of an interview after winning the cricket World Cup? Well, Glenn Maxwell had this moment after Australia won the World Cup 2015. The 26-year-old all-rounder was being interviewed by a TV channel when he saw Tendulkar at the ground. The Australian left the interview to hug the Master Blaster.

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Now we say a glass of whiskey a day, keeps the doctor away? Exactly!

Now we say a glass of whiskey a day, keeps the doctor away? Exactly!

Prepared by the fermentation of grain products, distillation, dilution and aging, whiskey is popular because of its inviting aroma and taste. The older your whiskey is, the tastier it is. But apart from this, would you ever have guessed this alcoholic beverage actually has health benefits? Heard people repeatedly telling you to go easy on alcohol? Of course, too much of anything is bad but turns out when taken in the right quantity, whiskey can…

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Pune is ranked the fastest multi-millionaires growing city

Pune is ranked the fastest multi-millionaires growing city

Pune has emerged as India’s fastest growing city with multi-millionaires, according to a New World Wealth report that focuses on performance between 2004 and 2014. Pune saw a 317% growth in the number of multi-millionaires between 2004 and 2014 -the numbers increasing from 60 to 250. A multimillionaire is an individual with net assets of $10 million or more. Overall, Pune is ranked the third fastest growing city for the super-rich in the Asia-Pacific region after…

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Amitabh Bachchan is Mr. Incomparable

Amitabh Bachchan is Mr. Incomparable

Amitabh Bachchan‘s popularity is incomparable. No other actor can beat him.Big B’s followers happens to be 14 million on twitter, 20 million on FB and 3 million on his Blog.From sharing his personal photos to his thoughts, his professional life, wishing his fans on their birthdays and replying to their questions, he has always held a special place in the hearts of his fans. Be it in the Indian film industry, overseas or on the social networking sites ,  Amitabh…

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How To Take Care of Your Hair In Summer

By Sarita das : Howrah : The sun is out, temperatures are up. What could be better? Summer is a great time to relax and spend your days outdoors. We all know it’s important to protect your body and skin from the summer sun. However, did you know that you also need to take special care of your hair in the summer, too?   Protect your hair against summer heat, and keep it healthy and…

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Cafe Mystic Studio on Camac Street offers books & clubbing

Kolkata : A young girl is reading out a poem she has written. Next up is a middle-aged man. It’s a session of the Calcutta chapter of the poetry-lovers’ group, Poetry Couture in the cafe inside Yoga Mystic Studio on Camac Street also  having banana-walnut cake and canapes. Some distance away, in the cramped basement of Gariahat market, another group has gathered over bharer cha, sitting on two rickety benches to discuss Calcutta’s history, art, food and…

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