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Inspiring lives

  • Aug 21, 2019 10:03
    This great astrophysicist strongly influenced our understanding of stellar objects, black holes, white dwarfs and conducted remarkable work on Newton’s seminal work titled Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. read more
  • Aug 20, 2019 13:50
    This renowned scientist, statistician helped formulate the blueprint for India’s industrialisation. He also founded Indian Statistical Institute and devised the Mahalanobis distance. read more
  • Aug 19, 2019 12:43
    A prolific writer whose popular works include Hajar Churashir Ma, Rudali and Aranyer Adhikar, she was also a committed activist who took up and fought for several causes dear to her heart and advocated rights for many marginalised groups. read more
  • Aug 16, 2019 11:14
    Credited with giving birth to the modern period of English literature, her novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma, that were set among the English middle and upper classes, are noted for wit and observation of the early 19th century English soc... read more
  • Aug 14, 2019 11:57
    This freedom struggle icon valiantly tried to free India from the clutches of British rule during World War II, with military might, which he built with the help of Germany and Japan. read more
  • Aug 13, 2019 11:09
    One of the best players in women’s chess, she achieved the Grandmaster title when she was 15. Currently fourth in the world among women, she has come near to winning the World Championship a few times and is India’s hope for the same. read more
  • Aug 09, 2019 13:03
    Vikram Seth: This renowned novelist, poet and travel writer has numerous works to his credit, the main ones being The Golden Gate, a novel in verse and the epic work titled A Suitable Boy. read more
  • Aug 08, 2019 11:15
    The renowned architect and urban planner applied modernist architectural principles in accordance with local climate, history and building styles. In town planning, he brought sensitivity to needs of the urban poor, use of traditional methods. read more
  • Aug 07, 2019 15:03
    This tech-savvy entrepreneur rode the internet wave to perfection, giving a huge flip to e-commerce. In the process, he taught the entire world an innovative way to shop — via Amazon, which has emerged as the model for Internet sales. read more
  • Aug 06, 2019 10:36
    Popularly known as Babasaheb, he was an economist and social reformer who strongly advocated an end to untouchability directed towards the backward sections of society. read more
  • Aug 05, 2019 10:29
    One of the greatest children’s storytellers of the 20th century, his short stories rank among the world’s best. His books have sold more than 250 million copies in over 50 languages. He also had stints as a fighter pilot, intelligence officer, chocolate... read more
  • Aug 02, 2019 12:36
    This Nobel laureate, writer and philosopher has made a mark with his commitment to ending poverty, deprivation and his role in creation of the UN Human Development Index. read more
  • Aug 01, 2019 11:19
    One of India’s most accomplished and saleable artists of the 20th century, he was closely associated with the modernist phase of Indian art in the 1940s. Husain ran into controversy over the portrayal of deities, which forced him to go into exile read more
  • Jul 31, 2019 09:28
    One of the most accomplished men of letters in Hindi, his works such as Seva Sadan, Nirmala, Bade Ghar Ki Beti, and short stories including Idgah, Kafan and Namak ka Daroga, powerfully depict through words the society as it prevailed during his time. read more
  • Jul 30, 2019 09:50
    Known as Gary (or Garry) Sobers, he is regarded among the greatest all-round cricketers. He was an elegant batsman, sharp fielder, spin & fast-medium bowler as well as spirited captain. read more