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1987 Opera House heist

On 19 March 1987, a group posing as CBI officers executed the fake income tax raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) in Mumbai. 23 more words


Jugaad - Cost effective vehicles

Jugaad is a colloquial Hindi-Urdu word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around.

Jugaads cost around Rs. 50,000 (about US$800). They are powered by diesel engines originally intended to power agricultural irrigation pumps. 150 more words


Shingnapur - No Door Village

Shingnapur is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god associated with the planet (graha) Saturn.
Also, Shingnapur is famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. 72 more words


Indian Man with longest fingernails

Shridhar Chillal (born 1938) holds the world record for the longest fingernails ever reached on a single hand, measuring 6.15 meters (20 feet 2.25 inches). 72 more words


What´s A Robotic Walker? - Do You Know?

Don´t get confused; we are not talking about an ordinary walking robot.

Just listen to what this Italian computer engineer from University of Trento has to say about a low-cost state-of-the-art technology that could


Mahatama Gandhi and Gurudev Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore first called Mohandas Gandhi a Mahatma or a great soul. Then Gandhiji called him the Great Sentinel or Gurudev”.

source: http://www.mkgandhi.org/articles/tagoreG.htm


Sachin Tendulkar - Ball boy

Do you know that Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar served as a ball boy in the 1987 Cricket World Cup when India played against England in the semifinal in Mumbai. 8 more words