Empire State Building, New York Lights Up In Orange To Celebrate Diwali 2018


Happy Diwali 2018: This was the first time that Diwali celebration lit up the Empire State Building

New York: 

For the first time, the iconic Empire State Building was lit orange in celebration of Diwali. The world famous structure turned orange on Wednesday night as Indians across the world celebrated the festival of lights. The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), the largest non-profit umbrella organisation in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut of the Indian community, lit up the monument in a special ceremony.

It was organised by the FIA in cooperation with the Empire State Realty Trust and attended by key members of the Indian diaspora. A special dance performance and cultural show was also presented on the occasion.

Federation of Indian Associations President Srujal Parikh said this was the first time that Diwali celebration lit up the iconic building and was “witnessed by thousands of people, including tourists from all over the world.”

At the November 7 ceremony, Miss America 2014 Nina Devuluri and popular singer Jay Sean along with Srujal Parikh flipped the switch to turn on the orange lights on top of the Empire State Building.

The Empire State Realty Trust or ESRT and the FIA have been illuminating the Empire State Building in August every year in the colours of the Indian tricolour – orange, white and green – for the past two decades to mark India’s Independence Day.

The FIA said such gestures by the ESRT help in spreading the ancient Indian philosophy of Vasudeva Kutumbakam (the world is one family) and also demonstrates a great harmony in spirit and deeds between people of the world’s largest and oldest democracies.

For Srujal Parikh, that was the central message when he organised the India Day parade this year, bringing together for the first time communities from other South Asian and Caribbean nations.





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Virat Kohli’s Direct Hit Lights Up Brabourne Stadium. Watch Video


Although Virat Kohli could not perform with the bat in the fourth One-day International (ODI) against the Windies, he lit up the Brabourne Stadium with an incredible run out. The incident happened in the sixth over when Marlon Samuels guided the ball towards extra-cover but lack of communication with teammate Kieran Powell gave Kohli enough time to gather the ball and hit the stumps with an under-arm flick. At this time, the visitors were reeling at 20/3 in 5.2 overs. This was Windies’ second run-out in a span of five balls.

Fans took to Twitter and applauded Virat Kohli for his wonderful effort.

In chase of a gigantic 378, the Windies could not get off to a good start as they lost three wickets within the first six overs.

Bhuvneshwar dismissed Chandrapaul Hemraj for 14, and a brilliant Kuldeep Yadav throw saw Shai Hope taking the long walk back for a duck.

Earlier, Kohli who had become the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive hundreds in ODIs in the third match of the five-match series was dismissed by Kemar Roach for 16 runs off 17 balls. During his stay in the middle, the Indian captain could only manage to hit two boundaries.

On the match front, Rohit Sharma (162) and Ambati Rayudu (100) tons propelled India to 377/5 in 50 overs.

During his stay in the middle, Rohit surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 195 sixes in the second ODI against the Windies. With 197 maximums, he is now placed seventh in the list of most sixes hit by a player in a career.

Rohit Sharma also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in terms of fewest innings taken to reach 21 ODI centuries. Rohit took 186 innings, while Tendulkar reached his 21st ODI century in 200 innings. Former India captain Ganguly did it in 217 innings.





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When Saif Ali Khan Is Home From Work, Guess Who Lights Up ‘Like A 1,000-Watt Bulb’?


New Delhi: 

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur, 1, ‘beams like a 1,000-watt bulb’ after seeing his dad at home, a source told DNA. Both Kareena and Saif are busy stars and travel to places due to work. However, Taimur often accompanies Kareena to her shooting schedules. “When Saif is away, Taimur misses him like crazy. And when he knows his father has entered the house, he beams like a 1000-watt bulb and goes running in the direction of his father,” the source told DNA. Just recently, Saif had said that Taimur had learnt some new words, including ‘abba’ (father in Urdu). The Sacred Games actor had also added that the father-son duo sit together to watch the moon.

 

 

“He has learnt a few new words. He calls me ‘abba’ and has now started to say ‘baby’ and ‘gum’. Whenever he sees a chewing gum, he would just scream ‘gum’. He likes to watch the moon, so I sit with him in my office and show him the moon,” Saif had earlier told DNA.

Taimur often finds himself on the trends list. Pictures of him outside his play school, or enjoying a drive with his mom, often go viral. Of the media attention, Saif Ali Khan had told NDTV, “It’s hard to bring up kids without the attention; I don’t know how he is going to react to the attention when he grows up.”

Kareena, Saif and Taimur recently returned from a month-long vacation from London. When in London, they were also joined by Kareena’s parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita, sister Karisma and her children.

 

 

Saif was last seen in Netflix’s Sacred Games. His next film is Baazaar. Kareena’s Veere Di Wedding hit the theaters in June. She hasn’t announced her upcoming project yet.





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Stunning Southern Lights, Courtesy State-Of-The-Art Indian Antarctic Base


Aurora Australis or Southern Lights seen above the Indian base in Antarctica.

New Delhi:  It may be one of the most isolated and inhospitable environments on Earth but even there, in a frozen desert shrouded in darkness, it’s not too difficult to be in utmost awe of nature. Scientists from the Indian research station in Antarctica, named Bharati, have sent home a photo that very deservedly takes your breath away.The magnificent display of Aurora Australis, or “Southern Lights” as they are commonly known, comes from the Indian base situated on the east coast of Antarctica. These majestic lights, commonly seen in shades of green, blue and some colours that have most likely not even been named yet, are caused by an interplay of the Earth’s magnetosphere and solar winds.

The Bharati Station houses about 50 Indians all year round on this unique prefab structure situated on the Larsemann Hills on the continent of Antarctica.
 

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Bharati Station in Antarctica came up in 2012 and is located between Thala Fjord and Quilty Bay, east of Stornes Peninsula.

It is situated some 3,000 kilometres away from India’s second base on the Antarctica called “Maitri”. The first base India established on the Antarctica was called “Dakshin Gangotri” which was set up in 1984 and discontinued in 1990.

Bharati is India’s latest and most modern Antarctica outpost that came up in 2012. India is among a handful of countries that have multiple scientific stations on the southern continent.

“The Bharati station consists of one main building, fuel farm, fuel station, sea water pump house, a summer camp and a number of smaller containerized modules. The main building offers regulated power supply, automated heating and air conditioning with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, sauna, cold storage, PA (public address) system, aesthetically designed living, dining, lounge and laboratory space. The communication is through dedicated satellite channels providing connectivity for voice, video and data with India mainland,” according to the National Center for Antarctica and Ocean Research, Goa.





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“Lights Out,” Tweets Yuvraj Singh. Harbhajan Singh Serves Him This Zinger


“Bhajji – 1 Yuvi – 0,” comments a Twitter user. (AFP Photo)

It’s well-known that cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are best buds. The players go back a long way and it’s no secret that the two share a camaraderie that only friends who’ve known each other for years share. If their interviews together aren’t proof enough how about this tweet by Bhajji aimed at Yuvi. Chances are, it’ll remind you of your own friends who never miss an opportunity to pull your leg.

This specific incident we’re talking about goes back to last evening when Yuvraj tweeted about the lack of electricity in his neighbourhood. “Lights Out in Bandra for over an hour now… can we get it back please,” he tweeted. It was a simple enough tweet but guess his veere Bhajji couldn’t pass up the opportunity to trouble his friend a little.

Within an hour of Yuvi’s tweet, Bhajji posted this zinger for him.
 

Umm… ouch!

Since being posted last night, the tweet has collected over 7,500 ‘likes’ and almost 500 retweets.

“Savage,” comments one Twitter user. “Bhajji – 1 Yuvi – 0,” comments another.

Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have often teased one another on Twitter. In 2015, way before news about Yuvraj Singh’s wedding to actor Hazel Kech broke, Yuvi hinted at his upcoming wedding in a congratulatory tweet to Bhajji. Eventually, once the cricketer made it official, Bhajji tweeted about what he was going to do at his veere di wedding – a complete dancing storm.

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Sri Lankan Plane hit runway lights during take-off at Kochi Airport 227 passengers


कोच्चि एयरपोर्ट पर टेक ऑफ के दौरान रनवे लाइट से टकराया श्रीलंकाई विमान, 227 यात्री थे सवार

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  1. टेक ऑफ के दौरान रनवे लाइट से टकराया श्रीलंकाई विमान
  2. कोच्चि एयरपोर्ट पर टकराया विमान
  3. विमान में 227 यात्री थे सवार

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कोच्चि एयरपोर्ट पर आज एक बड़ा हादसा होते-होते टल गया. समाचार एजेंसी एएनआई के अनुसार, श्रीलंकाई एयरलाइन UL-168 टेक ऑफ के दौराव रनवे की लाइट से जा टकराई. इस विमान में 227 यात्री सवार थे और टेक ऑफ के लिए तैयार थी, तभी यह हादसा हुआ है. बताया जा रहा है कि सभी यात्री सुरक्षित हैं.

एयरपोर्ट अधिकारियों के मुताबिक, प्लेन रनवे लाइट से जा टकराई जिसके बाद प्लेन का एक पहिया टूट गया. इस घटना के बाद फ्लाइट को कैंसिल कर दिया गया है. इस हादसे के बाद रनवे को कुछ देर के लिए बंद कर दिया गया था, लेकिन अब खबर है कि यह शुरू कर दिया गया है.

 



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