MUMBAI: A bunch of excited children from well-off Parsi households ran a figurative "marathon" to help their less fortunate peers Sunday. The little ones aged 5-15 years collected 14,758 kitchen vessels within three hours, and distributed them to tribal and impoverished households. These children are affiliated with an NGO named Extremely Young Zoroastrians and most live in Parsi Baugs. They likened the exercise to a marathon since the fastest average run in a marathon is three hours, which is the time they utilised for collecting utensils. Also, the marathon spans 42 km which is also the distance the drive equalled from Colaba to Thane. From 9.30am to 12.30pm Sunday, the bright-eyed kids went door to door in Parsi Baugs across Colaba, Grant Road, Andheri and Bandra, gathering unbroken pots, pans, cookers, bowls, dishes, plates, spoons, cups, ladles and glasses -- everything except glass utensils and knives. Afterwards, the adults packed them into gunny bags and distribution began. … [Read more...] about Mumbai: Parsi children collect 15,000 vessels for charity in three hours
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The Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested three people who would allegedly go around the city dressed in crisp formals identifying residential buildings with negligible security measures, and then burgle unoccupied houses, all of which were done in broad daylight. The three collectively have 72 cases registered against them in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. Inquiries were initiated against the accused when the Crime Branch’s property cell was probing a burglary in Mahim, where 70 tolas of gold and some cash were stolen from a flat in a residential building last month. Loknath Shetty “We were examining CCTV camera footage of the area around the building when we saw a suspect, Dnyanshekhar Shetty (36), who we had arrested in 2017 in a similar case. We also saw another man with him, and circulated his picture among our informants,” a property cell officer said. On Wednesday, assistant police inspector Sunil Mane with the property cell received a tip-off about … [Read more...] about Trio who burgled houses in broad daylight in police net
How much sleep do you think you need? Are you getting enough? Research shows that our actual requirement is not less than eight hours every night. In modern life, most people are getting no more than 6-7 hours. The health damage accruing from this sleep deprivation is immense — it increases the risk of almost all major chronic diseases.Why has sleep deprivation become an epidemic? We have so many more conveniences nowadays than our grandparents did. We have airconditioning and heating, better beds and pillows, music that we can listen to at any time, etc. But these conveniences have come at the cost. Instead of taking the time to sleep, we spend time being awake and distracted or stressed. Even children struggle to get enough sleep. They have to wake up early to go to school and they stay up late into the evening. Adults are no different. The pressures of work and family keep them for longer and longer.A person who misses a night of sleep has as little concentration as a person … [Read more...] about Are you sleeping enough?
Bigg Boss is very particular about rules and regulations in the house. The recent act of the contestants, especially the contenders for captaincy, has not gone unnoticed. Vishal Aditya Singh, Paras Chhabra, Mahira Sharma and Devoleena Bhattacharjee are the contenders for captaincy and they were spotted sleeping during day time. Bigg Boss makes an announcement that being a captain, one need to follow all rules and make sure others follow too. And when the captain doesn’t follow, then he/she can’t expect it from the rest. Seeing them defy the rules of house, Bigg Boss is about to punish them. However, the promo doesn’t reveal what lies ahead. Wild card entrant, Vishal goes a step ahead and disobeys the rule despite the warning. He challenges Bigg Boss and goes back to sleep. He tells that many housemates sleep during the day and it goes unnoticed. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Colors TV (@colorstv) on Nov 14, 2019 at 12:04am PST In the captaincy … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss 13: Vishal Aditya Singh refuses to obey Bigg Boss’ orders and goes to sleep
Sprinter Dutee Chand has been named in the TIME 100 Next, an expansion of the TIME 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. The list, an initiative of TIME magazine, highlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science, activism etc. "I am delighted to receive this recognition from the TIME magazine. I believe in gender equality. I will continue to fight for the rights of young girls and women in sports as well as in the larger society," Dutee said in a statement. The 23-year-old also took to Twitter to express joy at making it to the list. "Ecstatic and Humbled! Honoured to be in Time 100 Next 2019. On the track, I'll sprint. Off the track, I'll fight. Fight for Inclusion, Equality, Rights and dignity of People. #LoveIsLove," she tweeted. Ecstatic and Humbled! Honoured to be in Time 100 Next 2019. On the track, I'll sprint Off the track, I'll fight… https://t.co/u3bdC7LNws— Dutee Chand … [Read more...] about Dutee Chand on TIME 100 Next list; Naveen Patnaik says Odisha is proud