Monthly Archives: November 2016

Usain Bolt


usain-bolt       Usain Bolt

Jamaica :Usain St Leo Bolt born 21 August 1986 is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest human ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record as a part of the metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events. Due to his unprecedented dominance and achievements in the athletic field, he is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time.

A nine-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games. He gained worldwide popularity for his double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in world record times. Bolt was the first to win consecutive Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles 2008 and 2012.

An eleven-time World Champion, he won consecutive World Championship relay gold medals from the exception of a 100 m false start in 2011. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships and was the first athlete to win three titles in both the 100 m and 200 m at the competition.

Bolt improved upon his first 100 m world record of in 2009 – the biggest improvement since the start of electronic timing. He has twice broken the 200 metres world record, setting in 2008 and 2009. He has helped Jamaica to three 4 ×100 metres relay world records, with the current record being seconds set in 2012. Bolt’s most successful event is the 200 m, with three Olympic and four World titles. The 2008 Olympics was his international debut over 100 m he had earlier won numerous 200 m medals including 2007 World Championship silver and holds the world under-20 and world under-18 records for the event.

His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname “Lightning Bolt”, and his awards include the World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year . Bolt has stated that he intends to retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.


Datta Phuge


datta-phuge    Datta Phuge

India: Dattatrey Phuge popularly known as Golden Man of India was an Indian businessman millionaire money-lender. In 2013 Goldman gets entry in Guinness Book of World Records with shirt that is made of gold and has six Swavorski crystals as buttons.Datta D. Phuge, was found brutally beaten to death on 14 July 2016.In late 2012, Datta Phuge shot into global limelight after he stitched an opulent 12.7 million rupees crore 22-carat pure gold shirt which came decorated with six glittering Swarovski crystal buttons and an accompanying flashy gold belt in a matching design. Besides his primary business of lending money, he ran the Vakratund Chit Fund Pvt. Ltd. along with his wife Seema Phuge a former corporator who belonged to the Nationalist Congress Party. He also ran a co-operative credit society and financial institutions.

Barbara Cartland


barbara-cartland      Barbara Cartland

Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom:  Dame Barbara Cartland 9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000 born Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was an English author of romance novels, one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful worldwide of the twentieth century. Her 723 novels were translated into 38 languages and she continues to be referenced in the Guinness World Records for the most novels published in a single year in 1976. As Barbara Cartland she is known for her numerous romantic novels but she also wrote under her married name of Barbara Mc Corquodale and briefly under the pseudonym of Marcus Belfry. She wrote more than 700 books as well as plays, music, verse, drama, magazine articles and operetta, and was a prominent philanthropist. She reportedly sold more than 750 million copies. Other sources estimate her book sales at more than two billion copies.She specialised in 19th-century Victorian era pure romance. Her novels all featured portrait-style artwork, particularly the cover art, usually designed by Frances Marshall.

As head of Cartland Promotions, she also became one of London’s most prominent society figures, of the latter always presenting herself in pink gown and plumed hat she was one of Britain’s most popular media personalities, right up until her death in 2000.

Carl Hiaasen


carl-hiaasen      Carl Hiaasen

Plantation, Florida, United States: Carl Hiaasen born March 12, 1953 is an American journalist, columnist, and novelist.

Hiaasen was born in 1953 and raised in Plantation, Florida, then a rural suburb of Fort Lauderdale. He was the first of four children born to Odel and Patricia Hiaasen. He has Norwegian and Irish ancestry. He started writing at age six when his father bought him a typewriter. After graduating from Plantation High School in 1970 he entered Emory University, where he contributed satirical humor columns to the student-run newspaper The Emory Wheel. In 1972, he transferred to the University of Florida, where he wrote for The Independent Florida Alligator. Hiaasen graduated in 1974 with a degree in journalism.

He was a reporter at Cocoa Today  for two years before being hired in 1976 by the Miami Herald, where he worked for the city desk, Sunday magazine and investigative team. Since 1985 Hiaasen has been a regular columnist for the newspaper. His columns have been collected in three published volumes, Kick Ass Paradise Screwed and Dance of the Reptiles all edited by Diane Stevenson.

In 2005, Hiaasen was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile by Steve Kroft.

Ajay Devgn


ajay-devgn     Ajay Devgn

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India : Ajay Devgan born Vishal Veeru Devgan on 2 April 1969 also credited as Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the most popular actors of Hindi cinema who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He has won numerous awards, including two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.

Devgan began his professional career with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. He then starred in successful films such as Jigar Dilwale Suhaag Naajayaz Diljale and Ishq . In 1998, he appeared in a critically acclaimed performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s drama Zakhm and he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie. In 1999, his most-talked-about film was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to unite his wife with her lover.

In the early 2000s, he gave critically acclaimed performances in Ram Gopal Varma’s fictional expose of Mumbai underworld Company. He played the character of a gangster, for which he won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. The same year he gave another critically acclaimed performance in Deewangee for which he received the Filmfare Best Villain Award. In 2003, he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi’s biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Throughout his career he has performed in many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat  Gangajal Yuva  Apaharan  Omkara Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Golmaal Returns  All the Best: Fun Begins Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai  Golmaal 3 Raajneeti Singham  Bol Bachchan Son of Sardaar Singham Returns  and Drishyam . He has starred in more than hundred Hindi films. Having done so, he established himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema.

In addition, Devgn owns a production company Ajay Devgn FFilms which was established in .2008 he debuted as a film director with U Me Aur Hum. He is married to film actress, Kajol since 1999 and the couple  have two children. In August 2009, Devgn changed his surname from Devgan to Devgn on the request of his family.

Arundhati Bhattacharya


arundhati-bhattacharya      Arundhati Bhattacharya

Kolkata : Arundhati Bhattacharya is an Indian banker and currently the Chair-Managing director of the State Bank of India.She is the first woman to be the Chairperson of State Bank of India. In 2016, she was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Bhattacharya was born in a Bengali family in the city of Kolkata. She spent her childhood in Bhilai. Her father, Prodyut Kumar Mukherjee worked at Bhilai Steel Plant. Her mother, Kalyani Mukherjee was a homeopathy consultant in Bokaro. She completed her schooling from St. Xavier’s School, Bokaro

She studied English Literature at Calcutta’s Lady Brabourne College and then at Jadavpur University. Her husband is an ex-professor of Kharagpur.

Bhattacharya joined  in September 1977. She is the first woman to lead an India-based Fortune 500 company. Initially she joined  in 1977 as probationary officer at the age of 22 years. She has held several positions during her 36-year career with the bank including working in foreign exchange, treasury retail operations, human resources and investment banking. This included positions like chief executive of the bank’s merchant banking arm- State Bank of India Capital Markets; chief general manager in charge of new projects. She has also served at the bank’s New York office. She has been involved in the launch of several new businesses such as  General Insurance,  Custodial Services and the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. She succeeded Pratip Chaudhuri, as Chairperson, who retired 30 Sep. She introduced a two-year sabbatical policy for women employees for child or elder care. This Women’s day she is thinking of introducing free vaccination against cervical cancer to all her woman employees.

In 2016, she is named the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. This is her first time being ranked on the list.In the same year, she was ranked among the  Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine  She was named the 4th most powerful women in Asia Pacific by Fortune.