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National Bravery Awards
The Indian Council for Child Welfare announced the winners of the National Bravery awards on Monday with eight of the 21 winners being girls who acted beyond their years to save precious lives.
It seems that 2009 was a year of Indian femme fatales. Jammu's Ruksana Kosser, gunned down a terrorist to save her family and earned herself not just the reputation of a braveheart but also a place in Jammu and Kashmir Police. The 20-year old's courage was mirrored in many other young girls across the country. More..
Google is the World’s largest search engine.. It gets 150 million queries per day and gives the answers within 30 seconds. It was started by two Stanford University students Sergey Brin and Larry Page in the year 1997.
Sergi Brin's parents were Russian immigrants; he was six when the family moved to the United States. His father became a professor of math at the University of Maryland, and Sergey Brin graduated from the same university with honors in computer science. He took his masters degree from Stanford University and then continued to do his P.hd. There he met Larry Page, another Doctorate student. ( Read the story .... )
inspiring and incredible achievement
Sharma has won a 15-year-old battle for justice. On Thursday ( 8th October
2009 ), this deaf IAS candidate learnt he has made it to the Civil service. With
this, Maniram has not just won a personal battle but a milestone victory for
disabled persons like him who have been kept away from the premier government
Parents Sacrifice: The Boy and the Apple Tree
A long time ago, there was a
huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it
everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the
apples, and took a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree and
the tree loved to play with him. Time went by, the little boy
had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day.
My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was such an embarrassment. My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds and such to sell... anything for the money we needed she was such an embarrassment. There was this one day during elementary school.
I remember that it was field day, and my mom came. I was so embarrassed.
How could she do this to me? I threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school..."Your mom only has one eye?!" and they taunted me. ( Read the story .... )
Never Give up
In 1867, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told John Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.
John Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington Roebling, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built. ( Read the story .... )
An old said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, "Let me tell you a story."
"I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It's like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times."
"It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way." ( More.... )
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