MUSSOORIE: About 20 families in Park Estate – once the home of Sir George Everest – shall have access to piped water and electricity soon. A TOI story published in July had raised the issue of residents of this area living with water scarcity and no electricity. Following this, Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi took up the matter with Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) and Jal Sansthan. Initially, UPCL and Jal Sansthan said that it could not afford to bring water and electricity to the village, citing high costs of installing power supply lines and laying pipelines. However, an existing project of the Tourism Department, ‘Development of George Everest Heritage Park’, saved the day. Under its project, the tourism department is developing the house of Everest as a museum and a tourist attraction, which involves ensuring electricity and water supply to the site. The houses that don’t have water or electricity are close to Everest’s house, so the UPCL … [Read more...] about Mussoorie: Households in Park Estate to get electricity, water
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NEW DELHI: A latest report from US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) says around 49 pieces of debris from India’s maiden anti-satellite test (A-Sat) in March are still roaming in space. The report drew flak from an Indian missile expert, who calls it ‘malicious campaign against India”. The A-Sat test, called “Mission Shakti”, broke DRDO’s Microsat-R satellite weighing 740-kg into hundreds of pieces of debris on March 27 that have since been tracked by the US Strategic Command. According to Nasa’s latest orbital debris quarterly news, “At the time of breakup, over 400 fragments were initally tracked at approximately 294 x 265 km altitude by US Strategic Command’s Space Surveillance Network (SSN). A total of 101 debris have entered the public satellite catalog (database containing a list of objects in orbit), of which 49 fragments remain on orbit as of July 15.” Missile expert and former DRDO … [Read more...] about Nasa says 49 debris from A-Sat test still in space, Indian missile expert slams report
Tannishtha Chatterjee is living her best life. The actor, singer and director has to her credit movies such as Brick Lane, Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley (where she played Masa, a gypsy woman), Lion (with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman), Parched, Angry Indian Goddesses, and Gulaab Gang, among others. She recently made her directorial debut with Roam Rome Mein, where she also starred alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui, for which she won the Asian Star Award at this year’s prestigious Busan film festival. She’s won a National Award, recently adopted a girl, and sang at the Royal Opera House in London with British composer Jocelyn Pook. What’s it like to be doing it all and still just 38? Take a look.I believe in a combination of balanced diet and regular exercise. Physical activity just enhances well-being. My favourite form of exercise is swimming. I prefer outdoor pools. If the weather permits then I go for walks and now that I have adopted a four-year-old daughter I go … [Read more...] about Travel enriches a person, says Tannishtha Chatterjee
Question: I am a 32-year-old man and I have been married for two years. I have a very strange problem. I have had multiple physical affairs with married women. I don't know why but I get attracted to other's wives and feel like having sex only with them. My wife is very attractive and a nice person but strangely, I don't feel sexually attracted to her. And even when we have a physical relationship, which is very rare, I end up fantasising about other women. I have tried very hard to control this habit but have failed miserably. I have even consulted many counselors but nothing helped. Am I a bad person? I feel guilty and really want to become a good husband. What should I do? Should I tell my wife? Please help me! —By anonymous Response by Rachana Awatramani: Sexual needs and desires are an essential part of human life. Everyone has their own preferences and sexual fantasies, however, some are acceptable and some are not. You are having sexual relationship with various married … [Read more...] about I only get attracted to married women
Question: Hi! I am a 29-year-old man and I had an affair with a girl for three years when we were in college. We were very serious about our relationship and we even got physically involved. However, we grew apart after our studies were over and we returned to our respective hometown (she is from a city in south India and I am from northeast India). Since we were away from home when we were in a relationship, my parents didn't know about us. As luck would have it, my brother who works in an MNC in the US met her two years back and she also worked in the same company. They started dating without knowing the fact that I am his brother. First, my brother isn't very vocal about his personal life and she too never wanted to know much about his family. Recently, when my brother visited home, he announced that he is planning to marry his girlfriend. Everyone in my house were ecstatic on hearing the news because they have been after his life to get him married. But I was devastated. I even … [Read more...] about My brother is getting married to my ex-girlfriend!