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Viji Athreye

I am an Indian...Wedded to the Olive Green, I believe I belong to the Silent Ranks. I am extremely perturbed by the social issues concerning India. I in my own capacity am trying to bring about that change for a brighter tomorrow.

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Healthy Diet for Summer

Summers have arrived with a vengeance. The heat is on with many places in India already touching the dreaded 40+ deg temperature zone, and it is only April end. It is of utmost importance that we keep our body cool internally by following the right kind of regulated diet. Air-conditioners and fans only give external relief. To stay away from the summer borne diseases and keep the body cool, one needs to follow a few [...]

cbse and ncert books

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned its affiliated schools across the country to stop forcing students to buy expensive textbooks published by private publishers in place of those published by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the CBSE which come at much more nominal rates. To make up for the shortage, the CBSE had asked schools to raise online indent for NCERT textbooks. More than 2,000 schools had [...]

April 19, 2017
Panshet Water Park

Panshet Water Park, Pune, is one of the most popular attractions of the city, and is a water-sports centre. Nestled in a beautiful locale amidst the Sahyadari Montains, Panshet Water Park lies between two important dams, Varasgaon and Panshet. The park is located close to other tourist attractions like Raigad Fort, Singad Fort and Khadakwaska Dam. Located just 45 Km South-West of Pune and 910 mtrs above sea level, Panshet is a perfect weekend getaway. [...]

Diamond Water Park Pune

Summer vacations are about to begin. A time when the kids are at home, oftentimes planning the perfect way to spend a summer day, and where we are taking them for a range of whirling rides or splash around in the water. And in this sizzling hot weather, what better destination than a water park, where not only the children, but the adults too can let their hair down and have some fun. Today we [...]

petrol diesel prices

From May 1, 2017, the prices of petrol and diesel in India will be in sync with international prices and thus change every day. The daily price revision will be launched by state-owned fuel retailers Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL), which own over 95 percent of nearly 58,000 petrol pumps in the country. Private fuel retailers such as Reliance Industries and Essar Oil are also [...]

australian pm visits india

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in New Delhi on his four-day State Visit to India on Sunday evening. During his visit, the Australian Prime Minister will meet Prime Minister Modi to hold talks and find ways and means to boost ties in areas including defence, security, energy and trade. The two countries are likely to sign a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs), covering a range of areas including defence and security, environment, renewable [...]

Anti Sikh Riots -1984

Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots from Kanpur filed yet another petition with the Supreme Court on Friday, April 7, 2017. They sought a Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) probe through a special investigation team (SIT), into the murder of over 127 people during the riots. The petitioners Manjit Singh GK (president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee), and others, demanded the re-investigation of at least seven cases registered at Bazaria and Nazirabad police [...]

Deen Dayal Kitchen Scheme

Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojana’ (DRY) at Bhopal and Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, on April 7, 2017. Following close on the heels of Rajasthan, after the latter introduced the scheme of feeding the poor at subsidised rates, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh announced that the year 2017, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, is being celebrated as “Garib Kalyan Varsh”. Urban Development Minister Maya Singh said that Deendayal Rasoi [...]

Delhi Engineer Making Hybrid Planes

Ashish Kumar, CEO and founder of Kirkland (Washington)-based Zunum Aero, and a mechanical engineer from IIT, Delhi, is all set to develop hybrid planes in the US and hopes to sell the same in India for about 1,100-km-long regional flights by early 2020s. Zunum Aero, which is three years into development, is a start-up backed by Boeing and JetBlue. The regional hybrid-electric aircraft is being developed with the backing from Boeing’s HorizonX innovation cell and [...]

Same name cities and towns in India

India has a number of cities and towns which share their names, though their locations are miles apart and they belong to different states where languages spoken are totally different. Here is a list of 10 different towns and cities with the same name in India: 1. Aurangabad  In Maharashtra Aurangabad in Maharashtra was founded in 1610 by Malik Amber and was the capital of India during the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Apart from [...]