Kudos seems to follow Mahendra Singh Dhoni wherever he goes. The latest is : AIPS Fair Play 2011 award. He was chosen for his exemplary action in recalling Ian Bell, who was declared out by the umpire during test series in England. He became the first crickter in the world to be chosen for the award AIPS President Gianni Merlo will present him a trophy at the inauguration of the 2012 edition of the India Premier league on April 4. Meanwhile Dhoni has warned the Australians not to get too carried away with their victory in the first test.
Bharatanatyam exponent KJ Sarasa, who was the guru of TN chief Minister Jayalalithaa, died in Chennai on Monday following brief illness. The 78 year old was also 'the first woman nattuvanar'. She conducted nearly 2,000 recitals, including those of Vyjayanthimala, Bali, Baby Kamala and the Travancore sisters Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini. Sarasa belongs to the family of the legendary KN Dhandayuthapani Pillai and was disciple of Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai. She has received many awards, including state government's Kalaimamani award.
Rohit Pande, a graduate of the India Institute of Technology (Delhi) and Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) launched his latest innovation Classpad. It facilitates personalised and interactive learning in the classroom. It has a touch screen and a 7 hour battery life, 1.3 Ghz processing speed and a built in memory of 4 GB expandable upto 8 GB. According to him this is his attempt to make education accessible to every student according to his/her intelligence level and talent Priced between 7,500 and 14,000, Classpad challenges Aakash.
Delhi chief Minister Sheila Dikshit released Sanskrit books on the lives of former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi as well as her father-in-law and former union minister, Uma Shankar Dikshit. The books are published by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. Speaking on the occasion, Dikshit commended various activities of Delhi Sanskrit Academy and Dikshit hoped that the Academy would be able to inspire younger generation to learn Sanskrit. A book of Dr.Girdhari Lal Goswami, a renowned Sanskrit Scholar, was also launched at the function.