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The Legendary Zohra Sehgal: Success Story

Zohra Segal has received honours like the Padma Shri (1998), the Kalidas Samman (2001), and the Padma Vibhushan (2010).  Bollywood’s favourite dadi who craved for attention as she thought she was ugly.

Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan was born in a progressive, aristocratic Muslim family in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in 1912. Brought up in the age of purdah, Sehgal was sent to Lahore to pursue her higher education at Queen Mary College. Sehgal ended up at Mary Wigman’s school in Dresden, Germany, where she trained in Eurythmics.

In 1935, Sehgal joined Uday Shankar’s dance troupe in Japan, and even though she was rarely cast as the lead because of her unconventional features, she deeply invested in her dancing.

In 1942, Sehgal fell for Kameshwar Sehgal, who was eight years younger than her, and married him in Allahabad, one of the few places in pre-Independent India where a Hindu could marry a Muslim without either having to convert. Sehgal had two children, Kiran and Pavan.

Life in UK

In 1945, Sehgal became a dance director at Prithvi Theatre. She stayed on in that position till 1959, and around that time Kameshwar passed away.

In 1962, she got a theatre scholarship to the United Kingdom. She wouldn’t return to India until 1987. Initially, she studied theatre while living at a students’ hostel “like an eighteen-year-old”, according to her daughter’s memoir of her. Eventually, when Kiran and Pavan moved to London, she took up two jobs — dressing actors in a theatre and working at a store to make ends meet.

Career and acomplishments

Aside from mastering dance and theatre, Sehgal also made a foray into movies. She is internationally known for her roles in television series Dr. Who (1964-65) and the movie The Jewel in the Crown.

In 1993, Sehgal and her sister Uzra Butt starred in Shahid Nadeem’s popular play Ek Thi Nani. This role marked the start of her career as the loving, displaced grandmother always clamouring for a return to tradition. She then went on to star in various movies and TV shows as the quintessential grandmother — Bhaji on the Beach (1992), The Mystic Masseur (2001), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Dil Se (1998), Saawariya and Cheeni Kum (2007) and TV serials Tandoori Nights (1985–87) and Amma and Family (1996).

She was awarded the Padama Shri in 1998, Kalidas Samman in 2001 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement.

Death and tributes

In 2014, Sehgal was diagnosed with pneumonia and died due to a cardiac arrest on 10 July 2014.

Success Story of Arati Saha – the groundbreaking Indian swimmer

Arati Saha, a groundbreaking Indian long distance swimmer and Olympian, on what would have been her 80th birthday.

On 29 September 1959 she became the first Asian woman to cross the English Channel, swimming 42 miles from Cape Gris Nez, France to Sandgate, England. She told interviewers later in her life that she was inspired by Indian swimmer Mihir Sen.

Saha was born in Kolkata Bengali, one of three children. Her incredible athletic gift emerged early in her life and Saha won her first gold medal for swimming at 5 years old, under the tutelage of her mentor Sachin Nag. By 11 years old, she was known as a swimming prodigy.

Today’s doodle was drawn by fellow Kolkata native, artist Lavanya Naidu. Naidu hopes her drawing helps inspire people everywhere to ‘dream big, no matter where you come from.’

Saha earned multiple honors in her early career, including setting an all-India record in 1949 and breaking Dolly Nazir’s all-India record in a 1951 West Bengal state meet. Nazir and Saha would represent India together at the 1952 Olympics, and was one of the four women participants.

After the Olympics, Saha focused on practicing the breaststroke, consistently her best category. She also started participating in a long-distance swim competition in the Ganges. She reached out to congratulate Bengladeshi swimmer Brojen Das when he became the first Asian swimmer to cross the English Channel in 1952. He went on to recommend Arati Saha to the Butlin International Cross Channel Swimming Race organizers for the 1953 event. Despite her popularity and wide support, she struggled to raise the funding to travel to England until the Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru, offered her support.

Arati Saha’s training regime was more than rigorous. At one point, she swam for eight straight hours at the pond in Deshbandhu Park, and then went on to double her time. After six years of training, Saha traveled to England on 24 July 1959.

Her first event was plagued with mishaps. Her pilot boat was almost an hour late, and she missed favorable conditions. Saha came within five miles of the English coast, but had to turn back for her own safety.

On 29 September 1959 Arati Saha made her second attempt at crossing the English Channel. She was for an astonishing 16 hours and 20 minutes, covering 42 miles. When she reached the English shores, Saha hoisted the flag of India.

After her historic victory, she married her longtime manager Dr. Arun Gupta in 1959. The next year she was awarded Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors, in 1960. The Department of Posts created a postage stamp in her honor in 1999. Google doodle artist Lavanya Naidu was an avid stamp collector as a kid in the ‘90s, and remembers her excitement at seeing her hometown hero on a stamp.

Arati Saha had one daughter, Archana, and worked for the railways through her adult life. She passed away on 4 August 1994.

Reference: Independent.co.uk

Here’s why law course encourages young aspirants to impact generations

Law is one of the most engaging courses that fascinates a number of young aspirants even before joining the institutes of their choice. They enjoy being considered one of the very few individuals who can offer free legal advice to the people even while they are in the nascent stage of getting a degree. It doesn’t often happen with other courses, making law one of the most interesting courses across the educational spectrum. 

However, studying law is not that easy. The law aspirants are required to explore extensive case readings and long assessments, among many other things. Here are some of the interesting facts regarding law courses: 

1. Cultural diversity at the campus: First and foremost, it doesn’t matter in which country you are studying, you’ll often find students from various parts of the world studying alongside you. If not from other countries, you’ll surely get students from many other states of your country learning alongside you. Such a system plays an instrumental role in shaping the future of an individual by boosting his confidence and instilling a sense of respect for the citizens from other races and places.

2. An exciting schedule: The law society is often the most active and organized among all societies, especially at the campus. The to-do-list of a law student will always be filled with networking events, law balls, moots and debates. They are required to join many events to get a complete understanding of what the future beholds for them. For instance, the students at Bharati Vidyapeeth University have a lot more to access than the basic academic syllabus, which plays a pivotal role in the holistic development of the young aspirants.  

3. A course for the vulnerable: One of the best things about studying law is that one gets to know how the perception of this particular field in society is completely different from reality. It fascinates the students to know that the lawyers also work for small firms, vulnerable people and other such individuals, other than batting for the big shots, a viewpoint that is often showcased in the media. As a law student, you will understand how much importance is given to serving the society during and after the completion of the course. 

4. Pushing boundaries: Law is one of the rare fields that affects almost all the dimensions of human life and studying it pushes you to develop an interest in almost everything. One has to have a keen eye about all the segments, from geopolitics to international law, economics to sociology, etc. This is where a law student is able to work distinctly from other individuals.

Law has an important role to play in our lives. It can make or break our progress to achieve holistic growth in life. Similarly, the students also have a lot to work with, once they enter a law institute to study the course of their dreams. As a result, it encourages and excites generations, instead of burdening them with boring literature.

Paytm App removed from the Google Play Store – big blow to Paytm First Games ahead of the IPL starting tomorrow

Google has taken down the Paytm app from the Play Store while other apps like Paytm for Business, Paytm mall, Paytm Money, and a few more are still available.

Google has taken down the Paytm app from the Play Store while other apps like Paytm for Business, Paytm mall, Paytm Money, and a few more are still available for download. Paytm declined to comment and said the company will issue a statement after investigating the matter. The application is available for download on the Apple App Store.

Google hasn’t specifically revealed the reason behind taking down the app downloaded by millions of users in India but in a blog posted today the tech giant cites policy on gambling.

In the blog, Google’s Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy stated, “We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies.”

Frey noted, “We have these policies to protect users from potential harm. When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance.”

“And in the case where there are repeated policy violations, we may take more serious action which may include terminating Google Play Developer accounts. Our policies are applied and enforced on all developers consistently,” Frey further stated.

Redirecting users from one application to another is not permitted on the Playstore. This is the reason ‘Remove China Apps’ was permanently pulled down. Even Mobikwik found itself in a similar situation when they flashed Aarogya Setu ad banner on their app.

How to clean Aluminum Entryways and Windows?

Aluminum entryways and windows are an incredible alternative for any home. They are anything but difficult to introduce, keep up, and have a more drawn out life expectancy than wood or other metal choices. In any case, your aluminum fixings despite everything need a touch of affection and consideration regarding keep them looking great and working easily.

Cleaning the Aluminum Windows and Doors:

As a beginning stage, your windows and entryways ought to be cleaned at regular intervals. This is expected all windows normally collecting soil and flotsam and jetsam on both within and outside.

Despite the fact that cleaning your windows is a moderately clear procedure, it’s as yet significant that the correct advances are followed, else, you could chance to harm your edges and surfaces.

In this way, in case you’re quick to discover how to clean your aluminum windows and entryways with the best outcomes, at that point read on!

Stage 1: Wash and scour

Likewise, with any family unit or business cleaning, it’s in every case best to begin your clean from the most noteworthy point, working your way down to the base. On the off chance that you do this, you won’t hazard earth and flotsam and jetsam falling onto regions you have just been cleaned.

Outwardly surface of the windows, utilize a hose to splash off and release earth adhered to the window sheet and edge. Within, tenderly wipe down the surfaces with a wet cloth or fabric.

Next, blend cleanser in with warm water and start to wipe over the casing and glass surfaces with a new fabric; a smaller scale fiber material will give you the best outcomes.

It’s significant your cleanser is non-basic having a PH level of 7 or less if it’s higher you could harm your window outlines.

Line this up with a last scour, to evacuate any residual trash develop. Ensure you clean all metal and glass surfaces, just as window joints and notches.

This scour is especially basic for sliding windows, as grime stores can influence their capacity to handily open and close.

A careful clean likewise presents the ideal chance to check for any harm, permitting you to sort out fixes without the circumstance compounding.

Stage 2: Rinse and grease up

Following your wash down, flush all the glass and metal surfaces with fabrics, utilizing towels to absorb any abundance of water. For the glass, it merits polishing it off with a squeegee, for an extraordinary without streak result.

You would then be able to give the casing a last wipe down moving consistently with a material one way. This will make a shining and steady completion.

Presently is likewise a decent an ideal opportunity to apply grease to support your entryways and windows open easily.

Before applying, ensure your locking framework and pivots are totally dry; it may be a smart thought to utilize a blower to be certain they are.

Stage 3: Polish and appreciate

The ideal opportunity to return some try to please aluminum entryways and windows is soon after they’ve been cleaned. Steel fleece (the better) and more water is all you need.

It’s significant that cleaning your window and door jambs will take a lot of time, so ensure you load up some great music or web recordings before handling it!

On the off chance that you discover your window and door jambs are as yet dull, significantly after broad cleaning, it might be on the grounds that they have anodized, because of extensive stretches of presentation to the components.

If so, at that point it might be simpler for you to contact an expert cleaner who can utilize particular instruments to evacuate the oxide development. Furthermore, recall, before focusing on anything, it merits checking a temporary worker’s costs!

Stage 4: Preparing for painting

Painting aluminum window outlines are a decent option in contrast to normal cleaning them.

It likewise allows you to take another look or vibe for your home or room without expelling or take a gander at substitution windows. It additionally implies a more extensive scope of aluminum window outline hues will be accessible to you.

Bottom Line:

Prior to painting, apply a groundwork to the aluminum surfaces. Preliminaries guarantee your paint will adhere to the surface and be less inclined to chipping off.

Prior to beginning, it merits reaching an expert for guidance on which groundwork is most appropriate to your windows – the group at DeltraGlobal will gladly help! Deltraglobal is the best aluminium windows manufacturers in hyderabad.

Also, that is it! There’s all the data you have to get your aluminum windows and entryways looking astonishing

Macwin Pharmaceuticals echoed its success by launching quintessential Veg Wash + product

Macwin pharmaceuticals echoed its success by launching quintessential Veg Wash + product

“Survival of the fittest” theory by Darwin come to the fore during this ubiquitous pandemic. At present it is a Hobson’s choice to keep yourself fit both physically and mentally for any challenges. This may take a week, a month or an year. We all should be sincere, determined and optimist enough that we can easily allow any alteration to creep in our lifestyle. Changes in food habits are a need of the hour and the initial step towards healthiness.  Ditching unhealthy food, drinking lots of water and consuming fresh fruits and vegetable will definitely pick- you -up to win this combat. All these habits drastically ramps up your immunity and lay off the mood swings due to stress and increase your viability.

Aptly consumption of fruits and vegetables is an art nowadays. Fruits and vegetables is a natural habitat for various unwanted microbes, especially in the pandemic time, which leads to creep in discrete number of diseases and cause health hazard. Various gems and other impurities are present on the skin surfaces of the fruits and vegetables which can be a cause of an infection.  Washing the fruits and vegetables with water gives only a false sense of security.

Macwin Pharmaceuticals being visionary, understood this complication beforehand and launched quintessential “Macwin veg wash +” product to squeaky clean the fruits and veggies. This product keeps away many toxic elements like bacteria, viruses, chemicals, dirt, oil, wax and other impurities.

 Features:

  • It is a formula made with food – grade ingredients (human safe).
  • Keeps fruits and veggies fresh and healthy.
  • Elongates shelf – life for longer period of time.
  • Removes harmful bacteria and viruses.
  • Removes other impurities also like pesticides, insecticides, chemicals, sand, oil, dirt, wax etc.
  • Ingredients of product do not harm fruits and vegetable.
  • Product thoroughly cleans the skin of the fruits and veggies and does not leave any residue on the skin.
  • It does not leave any taste or smell in the fruits and veggies.
  • It is an easy to use product.
  • Made with natural ingredients.

Instructions to use:

  • Mix 10 ml (2 tbsp.) of Veg wash plus concentrate in 500 ml of water.
  • Let the fruits and veggies sink in the solution for more than 1 minute.
  • Rub each piece of the fruits and veggies thoroughly and gently.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables under running tap water.

 Safety Information:

  • For external use only.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables before cutting them.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes.

According to the MD of Macwin Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, “This product is in a great demand nowadays because of the rise in an adoption of healthy lifestyle, surge in demand for the fruits and veggies surface hygiene and rise in number of health – conscious consumers, which eventually triggered the growth of the company”.