22 June : The story of ‘Hand of God’

Remember the ‘Hand of God’ goal in 1986 FIFA World Cup when Argentina star footballer Diego Maradona hit a controversial goal against England. Controversial because, it was said that Maradona used his hand for the goal which is against the rules. Although, match referee approved the goal and it made history. When Maradona was asked about the goal, he said – “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God. That’s why this name ? #Hindi 1986 के FIFA World Cup के दौरान आज Argentina के विश्वप्रसिद्ध footballer Diego Maradona ने England के खिलाफ … Continue reading 22 June : The story of ‘Hand of God’

22 June : Truth is actually bitter in case of Galileo Galilei

All planets revolve around the sun. This theory is ages old but do you know when first time Italian Astronomer Galileo Galilei proposed this theory, he was punished for the same today in 1663. Galileo used his newly invented telescope to discover four of the moons circling Jupiter, to study Saturn, to observe the phases of Venus, and to study sunspots on the Sun. Galileo’s observations strengthened his belief in Copernicus’ theory that Earth and all other planets revolve around the Sun.  He was sentenced to formal imprisonment which was later commuted to house arrest. He remained there for the rest of … Continue reading 22 June : Truth is actually bitter in case of Galileo Galilei

20 June : ‘VT’ to ‘CST’ – An eventful journey

Have you ever been to Mumbai ? If yes, you must have visited the CST station. I mean the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. One of the busiest station of India, it was opened for public today in 1887. At that time it was named ‘Victoria Terminus’ to honour ‘Queen Victoria’. The station was designed by Fredrick Williams Stevens, a consulting architect in 1887-1888 for a princely sum of 16.14 lakhs in those days. It took 10 years to complete the Victoria Terminus. It was renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in March, 1996. Everyday around 6.5 lakh people use this terminus.  On … Continue reading 20 June : ‘VT’ to ‘CST’ – An eventful journey

19 June : A record holder Cat

I hate Mondays. Commonly said and heard saying, these three words are his favourite too. A lazy, fat and cynical cat. It’s his birthday today and this cat is the famous fictional character from the comic strip ‘Garfield’ created by Jim Davis. June 19, 1978 was the first publication of Garfield. Garfield held the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. #Hindi आज 1978 में मशहूर comic strip Garfield का पहली बार प्रकाशन हुआ था. इस किरदार की कल्पना जिम डेविस ने की थी. Garfield का नाम guinness book of world records में सबसे ज्यादा छापी … Continue reading 19 June : A record holder Cat

18 June : Rock’s perfect moment – The Guitar Sacrifice

When Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival he created one of rock’s most perfect moments. Standing in the front row of that concert was a 17-year-old boy named Ed Caraeff. Caraeff had never seen Hendrix before nor heard his music, but he had a camera with him and there was one shot left in his roll of film. As Hendrix lit his guitar, Caraeff took a final photo. It would become one of the most famous images in rock and roll. Continue reading 18 June : Rock’s perfect moment – The Guitar Sacrifice

17 June : Salute to Greatest Woman Warrior of all times

She died at the age of 29. She lost her mother at the age of 4. She was married at the age of 7. By the age of 18 She was the ruler of Jhansi. Unfortunately, her marriage could not last long, her son died when he was just 4 months old, and she was not able to handle the state affairs, so lost it to the Britishers. King of Jhansi Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar adopted a cousin’s son but britishers refused his claim to the throne after Maharaja died. Rani Lakshmi Bai studied shooting, fencing and horsemanship, unlike other … Continue reading 17 June : Salute to Greatest Woman Warrior of all times

16 June : The one who broke the Glass Ceiling !

It just took 2 years for a woman to match a man, at least in case of space travel.  First man Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin reached space in 1961, while first woman Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova reached space today in 1963. Both of them are Russians.  She created history by becoming the first woman to have flown in space. Aboard Vostok 6, after 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth. Upon completion of her mission, Tereshkova was honored with the title Hero of the Soviet Union. She never flew again. Valentina became interested in parachute jumping at an early age. It was her … Continue reading 16 June : The one who broke the Glass Ceiling !

15 June : Hence Proved ! Lightning and Electricity are the same thing

What an idea Sir ji !  Benjamin Franklin was very much interested in electricity and guess what… he came up with an idea – combining electricity and lightning.  Franklin noticed several similarities between the two: – They both created light. – They made loud crashes when they exploded. – They were attracted to metal. – They had a particular smell. Based on these observations, Franklin thought electricity and lightning were the same thing. The Experiment  To prove this, Franklin needed something to get close enough to the clouds to attract the lightning. He couldn’t get up there since Philadelphia didn’t … Continue reading 15 June : Hence Proved ! Lightning and Electricity are the same thing

14 June : The Story of American Flag

50 stars in the American flag represent 50 states of the Unites states of America. Thirteen horizontal stripes alternating red and white and 50 white stars of alternating numbers of six and five per row on a blue field – this resolution for flag was adopted today in 1777. It all started with just 13 stars but with time new stars were added to represent new additions to the Union. It was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776. On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary … Continue reading 14 June : The Story of American Flag

13 June : First object to leave the solar system

Before we discuss this object, let’s see some pics.           These pictures have been clicked by Pioneer 10. Why is it so important ? Because it is credited with being the first object that could achieve the escape velocity from the solar system. Pioneer 10 is an American space probe, launched in 1972. It weighed 258 kilograms. Between July 15, 1972, and February 15, 1973, it became the first spacecraft to traverse the asteroid belt. It completed the first mission to the Planet Jupiter. Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Saturn in 1976. It crossed the … Continue reading 13 June : First object to leave the solar system

12 June : Child Labour – a stigma at India’s face

Your eyes aiming at living in a developed country ? Forget it for now. The World Bank has recently dropped the use of developing nation tag for India in its specialized reports and instead classified it as a “lower-middle-income” economy in South Asia.  Reasons are many from unemployment to education but today let’s talk about the consequences of such problems. Most impact is on our future generation i.e. the children. Why we are discussing them today ? Because this day is dedicated to World day against Child Labour since 2002. Child Labour is a serious problem in India and it … Continue reading 12 June : Child Labour – a stigma at India’s face

11 June : A great round of applause for ET !

A film released today in 1982 continued to be the the highest-grossing film of all time, for eleven years. The film was Extra-Terrestrial (ET), a Steven Spielberg film. It was the highest-grossing film of the 1980s. Budget – $10.5 million Box office collections – $792.9 million The record was broken until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993. #Hindi 1982 में आज blockbuster science fiction फिल्म Extra-Terrestrial यानी ET रिलीज़ हुई थी. इस फिल्म को Steven Spielberg ने co-produce और direct किया था. अपनी रिलीज़ के बाद 11 वर्षों तक Extra-Terrestrial सबसे ज़्यादा कमाई करने वाली फिल्म बनी रही. हालंकि, 1993 … Continue reading 11 June : A great round of applause for ET !