Pope Benedict will continue to remain at the very heart of the Vatican even after his retirement; Salman Khan will host an awrds ceremony for the first time; Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke left a family photograph on the moon on his historic trip 40 years ago; and Anoushka Shankar has revealed she suffered sexual and emotional abuse in her childhood for several years. Theser were some of the most viewed stories on hindustantimes.com:
In uncharted retirement, pope to live on at heart of Vatican
Pope Benedict may be retreating into a life of prayer but the first retired pontiff since the Middle Ages will, physically at least, remain at the very heart of the Vatican. Read more.
Salman Khan to debut as awards show host
Hosting a TV show is nothing new for actor Salman Khan, who’s done it successfully a couple of times before. But for the first time, the actor will be the host of an awards ceremony. Salman, who usually chooses to stay away from such events. Read more.
Apollo 16 astronaut left family pic on Moon 40 years ago
Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke did not just leave his footprints on the Moon, he also left a family photograph on his historic trip to the lunar surface 40 years ago. The reverse of the photo bears the message: "This is the family of Astronaut Duke from Planet Earth. Landed on the Moon, April 1972." Read more.
I suffered sexual and emotional abuse: Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist late Pandit Ravi Shankar, has revealed she suffered sexual and emotional abuse in her childhood for several years. 'As a woman I find I am frequently living in fear', she said. Read more.