Dr. Priya is the first trans person to become a doctor in Kerala. After coming out as a child and facing discrimination, she had to keep her true identity hidden. Once she decided to hide her real identity and true mannerism from others, the struggles in her life were lessened. This is not it, for self-worth Dr. Priya empowered herself with education and became a successful physician with 5 years of experience. Watch and find out how she fought social stigma and made a place for herself in society.
A private hotel in Kashmir's famous snowy hill station, Gulmarg, has set up an Igloo Cafe. It is a first of its kind initiative for the valley and is already attracting attention. The Igloo has been set up by a hotelier named Waseem Shah, who says he wanted to create a new experience for the visitors in Gulmarg. "I am a traveller myself, I have seen such things in places like Switzerland. So, I thought why not to do something like that here. The idea was to create a new experience. This is the first one in Gulmarg. I am hoping more will come up eventually," says Syed Waseem Shah, owner of Kolhai Resorts. The Igloo is close to 22 feet wide and more than 13 feet high. The owner claims that they can serve around 16 guests inside this snow restaurant.
Born on 4 June 1969 in Sisauli village of Muzaffarnagar district, Rakesh Tikait is the spokesperson of Bharat Kisan Union & the face of the ongoing protest. He is the brother of Naresh Tikait, President of Bharat Kisan Union & son of Mahendra Singh Tikait who was an influential Kisan leader after Chaudhary Charan Singh, the late PM. Rakesh Tikait decides the framework of the ongoing farmer movement. He is an Art graduate from Merrut University & tried his luck in politics twice but couldn't get successful. In 2007, he contested his first election as an independent candidate from Muzaffarnagar. He also contested in 2014 Lok Sabha election from Rashtriya Lok Dal party from Amroha district but had to bite the dust yet again. Interestingly Tikait had gone to jail 44 times for fighting against farmers right. You might be shocked to know that Tikait was a constable in Delhi Police from 1985 – 1992. But he decided to follow the footsteps of his father and left the job to work for the welfare of farmers. Holding the fort at Ghazipur protesting site, Rakesh Tikait is not ready to end the protest. Though, Delhi Police Delhi Police has registered an FIR against him for the violence that took place during the Kisan Tractor Parade.
The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown saw lakhs of Indians lose their jobs. Such was the situation that people could barely make their ends meet. However, India’s billionaires became richer by nearly 35% during the same time. This data was shared in a report titled ‘The Inequality Virus’ by non-profit group Oxfam. The NGO further stated that the report is to be tabled at the World Economic Forum at Switzerland's Davos. While we know the Coronavirus has exposed, fed off and increased existing inequalities of wealth, gender and race, let’s take a close look at how the pandemic really affected the Indians at large. At least 84 per cent of households suffered income loss, and almost 1.7 lakh people lost their jobs every hour, in last year in April when the lockdown was initially announced.
Pooja Devi from Kathua shatters ceilings by being the first woman from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to become a professional bus driver. Interestingly, while driving a passenger bus on the Jammu-Kathua route, her 7-year-old son accompanies her in the journey. While narrating her struggle Pooja said that it was not an easy task to become a bus driver. She had to face many hurdles including opposition from her family and husband. Watch and find out how this mother of three fights all odds and sets an example for society.
Geeta J is breaking all stereotypes by petitioning to get lingerie brands to hire not just young models but mature models as well. This 52-year-old receives both praises and criticism for being a lingerie model at this age which makes her question the concept of 'body positivity' in the minds of people. Watch an exclusive interview with this former teacher from Mumbai and find out how she is challenging the mindset of society.
Sarada Devi from Rajasthan's Bharatpur underwent 32 tests for the Coronavirus and shockingly, she came out to be positive each time. All her tests including 18 RT-PCR and 15 rapid antigen tests came out positive which challenged all medical theories around COVID-19 whose incubation cycle is believed to end in 14 days. Watch and find out how she has left medical practitioners puzzled.
Recently, the Saif Ali Khan-starrer web series ‘Tandav’ stirred quite a frenzy among the viewers. The series faced charges of inflaming religious passions over a scene from the first episode. A criminal complaint has also been filed before a Delhi court seeking action against the OTT platform as well as the makers of the series. 'Tandav' may have stolen the limelight this time, but the release of a new web series and the birth of a new controversy go hand in hand. This is not the first web series that drew flak from the people. Here are some other Indian web series that irked the sentiments of the public and politicians.
Former President of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Padma Shri recipient, Dr KK Aggarwal recently went viral after a video of him talking to his wife was circulated widely on social media. The Delhi-based senior doctor had received the vaccination against Covid-19 without his wife, and thereafter was chided by his wife over a phone call. After the video of their conversation went viral online, Dr KK Aggarwal released a statement in response to the video and said that he was glad for providing a "moment of levity in these tough times." He also urged people to take the vaccine. When asked if he will ever receive his wife's call during a live again, Dr Aggarwal said, “Of course, I will. My wife's reaction was absolutely normal. My staff had removed that conversation from Facebook but it was already viral by then. I wanted people to see it. In India, 20 lakh people die due to a heart attack every year. So, did all of them die after taking the vaccine? It is important to alleviate the fear.”