1. Cyclone Hudhud
Cyclone Hudhud unleashed its full fury with devastating effect on Visakhapatnam Sunday, making landfall at noon and hurling through neighbouring areas, ripping apart coastal cities and towns and leaving a trail of destruction.
With added bonus of about Rs 2 crore for their new roles — Shastri as Director Cricket and Gavaskar as head of IPL operations — the two will be getting around Rs 6 crore each annually.
Pinkadimi village in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district is famous for its astrologers. The nearly 200 families of the Jangalu community here once dabbled in palm-reading and astrology at local temples. Over the years, many converted that into riches, supplementing the money earned telling fortunes by investment in real estate. Among those who benefited the most were the Butham and Gandam families. Now, the two find themselves at the centre of a blood feud.
4. Maharashtra Polls
With his government under attack from rival parties for alleged designs to sever Mumbai from Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotive appeal Sunday asking people to give him an opportunity to serve Mumbai.
History teaches us that minorities can sustain unjust equilibriums for many years. But it also teaches us that discrete events create fertile mental possibilities that combine with one big event and change history.