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'I thank life for gifting us a Nelson Mandela'

‘If someone leaves you with a feeling of being diminished, it means he is a small man. ‘It’s only a big man who makes you feel big. He gives you what he has -- his greatness.......

'I've not met a more charismatic man than Mandela'

I can actually say I know what it’s like to be around someone who was literally a living legend, says film director Kabir Khan. Nelson Mandela has always been one of my greatest heroes.......

Mandela spends 50th day in hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent his 50th day in hospital with his condition still critical battling a recurrent lung infection, even as a media report said that he has......

South Africa's Mandela shows 'sustained improvement'

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing "sustained improvement", the presidency said on Monday, six weeks after the anti-apartheid hero was hospitalized with a life-threatening......

'Doctors rejected to turn off Mandela's life support'

Nelson Mandela's doctors have dismissed the idea of switching off the ailing anti-apartheid icon's life support until there was a genuine state of organ failure, a close friend of the South African......

$16 mn retention award for Citi's Vikram Pandit

Citigroup on Thursday said it has rewarded chief executive officer Vikram Pandit with an over $16 million "retention award" for his "outstanding job" of steering the financial giant to......

Power, wealth not my main stakes: Ratan Tata

Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata has said that power and wealth are not his two main stakes and ruled out joining politics after his retirement in 2012. "I will certainly not join politics. I would......

SC slams Sibal, asks him to behave responsibly

The Supreme Court on Friday severely criticised Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal for making statements undermining the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's report on the 2G spectrum scam and......

Ducati to launch Diavel in India by April 2011

Italian racing motorcycle manufacturer Ducati said that it would be launching its latest Diavel model in India by April 2011. It would also be launching two more models of its super bike series......

Sanand now a home to crorepati farmers

Sanand, which shot to fame overnight as the home to the world's cheapest car -- Nano, has another reason to cheer. Rising land deals, thanks to Tatas' decision to shift the ultra-low-cost car......

Giselli: Zoa and I are best of friends

She caught everybody's attention as the shy Punjaban Harleen Kaur in Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal. Brazilian model Giselli Monteiro is back with her new film, Always Kabhi Kabhi, produced by Shah......

The best Bollywood soundtracks of 2010

2010 hasn't been the best year for music in Bollywood. Or musicians, for that matter, with AR Rahman, Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy all failing to make the grade. But don't lash out at......

Amitabh to campaign against AIDS

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as a 46664 Special Ambassador of India, to lead a worldwide campaign against AIDS.Mandela Foundation Chief Executive John Samuel......

Robben Island reminds of liberating power of WC

A small but much-prized soccer trophy on display in a cell of Robben Island prison is a reminder of how football touched the lives of the activists locked up there by the apartheid regime.Political......

FIFA to hold meeting on notorious Robben Island

World soccer's leaders meet this week on an island notorious for its once brutal prison but where the game offered relief and hope for hundreds of anti-apartheid activists. FIFA's executive......

FIFA bids for Zidane-Materazzi reunion

FIFA is considering South Africa's Robben Island as the stage for a reconciliation between Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi, the defender he headbutted during the World Cup final.Sepp Blatter,......

Sportspersons who shaped the decade

As the decade draws to a close, a look at some memorable, defining moments and those who stamped their mark in sport. Cricket Player of the decade: By the end of the decade, Sachin......

World Cup winners to pocket $30 million

The winners of next year's World Cup final in South Africa will collect $30 million (18 million pounds) in prize money, FIFA said on Thursday after their Executive Committee meeting in the historic......

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Q. In which jail did Nelson Mandela spend 27 years?
Vanaj Vidyan:  A.  more

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Q. Which famous person's autobiography was smuggled out of prison in 1976, by fellow inmate Mac Maharaj ?
Lalit Mahata:  A. Robben Island, near Cape Town in South Africa...! more

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lalit mahata
Q. who was nelson mandela?
Lalit Mahata:  A. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela...... more

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Q. WHICH FORMER HEAD OF A COUNTRY SPENT MANY YEARS AS A PRISONER AT ROBBEN ISLAND?
Soumya:  A. Nelson Mandela more

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A Quizzing Potpourri

Dr Navin Jayakumar 1. These animals were originally bred to guard stagecoaches. But because they were comfortable around horses and the contrasting... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/student/A-Quizzing-Potpourri/2014/09/01/article2408102.ece
Ferguson racial violence reminiscent of apartheid, says UN human rights chief

Reuters Clashes between police and protesters in the US town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-ferguson-racial-violence-reminiscent-of-apartheid-says-un-human-rights-chief-2012250
Scotland, South Africa, Mandela and the 'Boycott Games'

At Thursday's Opening Ceremony, Scotland's most-loved comedian Billy Connolly, whose High Horse guided Tour of Glasgow is legendary, was a major... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report-scotland-south-africa-mandela-and-the-boycott-games-2005076
20th Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park

IANS Glasgow,July 24, 2014| UPDATED09:27 IST Vijay Kumar leads the Indian contingent during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth... ...

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Commonwealth Games d open after colourful ceremony

Glasgow, Jul 24 (IANS): The 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start with some enthralling performances by singers Rod Stewart, Susan... ...

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